Sermons by Rick Watt (Page 2)

WHEN HEAVEN REJOICES

When Paul, the apostle, wrote many of his letters, he kept them relevant by comparing spiritual things to athletic competition, because society at that time was in tune to such competition in the Greek games. Life is much more than a game, but we do have the choice to truly apply ourselves or just “get…

I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” The last part of…

LAUNCH OUT TO THE DEEP

In this Sunday’s sermon, we explore Luke chapter 5, verses one through eleven. Jesus finds Simon Peter and his fisherman friends after an unsuccessful night of fishing. They had worked all night and caught nothing. Jesus, a carpenter, gave these professional fishermen instructions to go into the deep water and fish right then, during the…

Make Room for Jesus

Luke 2: 1-7

This week’s message will point out that we are not fair to the Bethlehem innkeeper who was out of rooms to rent when Mary and Joseph came. If the innkeeper had known that Mary and Joseph were coming, if they’d made a reservation, he would have saved a room. But, the truth…

Itching Ears or Hearing God’s Truth

It is “normal” for people to believe what they WANT to believe, but it is “spiritual” for us to listen to God with open hearts and minds. Many people missed the birth of the Messiah because they didn’t pay attention to the prophecies of scripture, but instead awaited their own desires. The Roman Empire dominated…

HE BEGAN TO WASH THEIR FEET

There are three signs of an ordinance/sacrament: Jesus did it, Jesus told us to do it, and the act is symbolic of a deeper spiritual truth. When we look at baptism and communion, we immediately see these things because those ordinances are not objectionable. When we look at the ordinance of washing someone else’s feet…