There are different ways we are to love, but that is God’s call to us. The good news is that we don’t have to love ourselves first, or find this love in our hearts. There is an inexhaustible supply that we can tap into. This sermon sheds light on God’s heart for His people to love, the lies of this world that can trip us up, and the freeing truths about God’s abundant supply to us to obey His word.
Romans 8:29 tells us that we are being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 3:18 tells us that we are changed as behold the glory of the Lord. This sermon unpacks these two scriptures and provides direction on what “beholding” means and how we can better work with God in being transformed
There are some standard answers when we ask about how to know God better: prayer, Bible study, church attendance, etc. But there is something more that God has given us, and that is living the second half of the great commandment in Mark 12. This sermon shows us the way to know Jesus more intimately and richly through love to others
Blurb: When we get hurt and our trust in someone is broken, we fall into a kind of bondage. Jesus shows us the way out to freedom. This sermon shows the surprising steps to complete freedom after having lost trust.
Blurb: Last week, we talked about Jesus as our foundation. This week’s sermon shows us how to build on that, working with God as brings everything together in Christ: guarding our hearts, maintaining Christian unity, and believing when it isn’t easy.
When we think of building our spiritual lives wisely, we often think of Bible study, worship, prayer, outreach, etc. But that’s not what the Scriptures say. Our foundation is Christ Himself. This sermon demonstrates how Jesus is at the beginning, middle and end of everything, and shows us how to begin to find ourselves in His story.
We often think of obedience as the “down side” of being a Christian–something that’s hard and vaguely unpleasant to think about. But obedience is often God’s way of releasing hope in our lives. This sermon shows how hope arose when God’s people simply did what He asked. Bottom line: Obedience is our friend!
We’re beginning a series on hope, and what better day to begin than Easter! We’ll take a look at the way most of us think of hope, and then we’ll look at better way the Bible defines it. We’ll also see how secure our hopes for eternal life are when they are connected to Jesus Christ.
This is our third and final sermon on the topic of “undoing.” This sermon gives practical advice on how to look at our attitudes, how they come about, and how we can work with God to end negative attitudes and transform them into life-giving, positive attitudes.
A woman brought a precious and expensive container of expensive oil and poured it out over Jesus (Matthew 26). What are our most precious possessions, and are we willing to pour them out on the body of Christ? This sermon explores that question. The sermon recording begins immediately after the video “Alabaster Box”; the YouTube link is included in the notes below.