Sermon Archive (Page 25)

Keys to the City

I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living…

Public Enemy #1

Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. Luke 12:15

City Budget

We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man. 2 Corinthians 8:20-21

City Limits

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

City Planning

“You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year.  And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe,…

Making Waves

Baptism is an ancient symbol of a person’s commitment to follow Jesus Christ. For centuries, Christians have demonstrated their new life in Jesus by allowing themselves to be immersed under water. To be “immersed” into something means to fully plunge or go into deeply. More than a religious ritual, there is deep meaning behind the symbolism of baptism. Jesus invites His followers to plunge into a life fully devoted to God. Join us as we explore baptism and what it…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Baptism is an ancient symbol of a person’s commitment to follow Jesus Christ. For centuries, Christians have demonstrated their new life in Jesus by allowing themselves to be immersed under water. To be “immersed” into something means to fully plunge or go into deeply. More than a religious ritual, there is deep meaning behind the symbolism of baptism. Jesus invites His followers to plunge into a life fully devoted to God. Join us as we explore baptism and what it…

Beneath the Surface

Baptism is an ancient symbol of a person’s commitment to follow Jesus Christ. For centuries, Christians have demonstrated their new life in Jesus by allowing themselves to be immersed under water. To be “immersed” into something means to fully plunge or go into deeply. More than a religious ritual, there is deep meaning behind the symbolism of baptism. Jesus invites His followers to plunge into a life fully devoted to God. Join us as we explore baptism and what it…

A Leap of Faith

Baptism is an ancient symbol of a person’s commitment to follow Jesus Christ. For centuries, Christians have demonstrated their new life in Jesus by allowing themselves to be immersed under water. To be “immersed” into something means to fully plunge or go into deeply. More than a religious ritual, there is deep meaning behind the symbolism of baptism. Jesus invites His followers to plunge into a life fully devoted to God. Join us as we explore baptism and what it…

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

PASSAGE (read it): Luke 14:21-24 PRINCIPLE (know it): The ________ is a place of ________ . PRACTICE (do it): Plan a dinner and base your invitation list on Luke 14:12-14 and Luke 16:27-33.

Seating Arrangements

PASSAGE (read it): Luke 14:11 PRINCIPLE (know it): The ________ is a place of ________ . PRACTICE (do it): Find a way to serve the needs of another this week. Give them the best seat at the table without thought or concern for your own place. Write your experiences down.

Feasting in the Valley

PASSAGE (read it): Psalm 23:4-5 PRINCIPLE (know it): The ________ is a place of ________ . PRACTICE (do it): Identify your valley, and allow God to lead you through it to the table He has prepared for you. Suggested Reading: 1 Samuel 17-24 A Tale of Three Kings, by Gene Edwards A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, by Philip Keller