Experience God, Like Never Before

There is quite a difference between the things we know ABOUT someone, and truly knowing them personally. We can even form an opinion about someone from the things we HEAR about them, but until we truly meet them personally, our opinions are based on second-hand information. If someone gave me a choice of taking a class about Jesus Christ or meeting Him in person, I would choose the latter.

Even when you meet someone, you’d have to admit that we can be fooled by first impressions, and we truly get to know someone as we go through experiences together day-by-day. Both quality and quantity of time help us to know them more.

Many people have ideas and opinions about Jesus, from things they’ve read and things they’ve heard. Those ideas and opinions might change your thinking, but experiencing and knowing Jesus personally will change your entire life, your philosophy, your values, and your perspective.

This series of sermons will project an invitation to truly experience the presence and influence of Jesus in your life. Thinking of Him as the Son of God who lives so far from where I live, is totally different than the realization of living with Jesus, the Son of God, every day of your life.

To those of you who have called yourselves Christians for many years, this is an invitation to see and experience Jesus in intimate ways like never before. Sometimes our testimony is about one time in our past when we invited Jesus into our lives. It was supposed to be a surrender and not an invitation to come and “visit”. The invitation is to come into our lives as the King and leader for the rest of our lives. There is more available than you have now, and many people don’t see it, aren’t expecting it, and won’t find it.

Jesus wants to be closer to you than now. Do you want that? Are you ready for that? He is!

Youth Sunday Sermon

When you experience the truth for the first time it comes at you like a person experiencing color for the first time. When this happens, we need to recognize that this is the voice of God speaking to us, and when God speaks, it’s a call to action to be a splash of color in…

MAKING AN ENTRANCE

This morning when you awakened, did you think about where you are, who you are, and who God is? You may have been thinking about your morning coffee and a hot shower and a good breakfast. Those things are nice, but they don’t really set-the-tone for you day.

Our scripture for this message is… Psalm…

Stand Watch on the Wall

John 4:35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be…

Who Do You Say Jesus Is ?

One day Jesus asked His disciples who people were saying that He was. Some of the people thought He was Elijah or Jeremiah or John the Baptist coming back to them.

The world has always had different views of who Jesus is. Even the Muslim faith regards Jesus as “a” prophet (not “the” Messiah). The…

The Master’s Love

In the one-chapter book of Philemon, Paul wrote a letter to a slave-owner. The man’s runaway slave had come into contact with Paul and was saved. Philemon was already a friend of Paul and a strong believer. This letter from Paul can teach us something about being a friend to someone who is undeserving and…

Understanding the Nature of God

When a young man or woman want to find someone to spend time with, they will sometimes go on a dating site. Usually they will find pictures and bios of the persons who are looking for a date with someone they can enjoy spending time with and getting-to-know. In the bio (if the person is…

Know God by Experience

If you really want to get to know someone, spend some time with them. An occasional encounter can be very misleading. It’s the reality of day-to-day attitudes, choices, and actions that show who we really are.

Moses had some trouble with God calling him to lead His people out of Egypt. He knew there were…