God’s will is always good, but it’s not always comfortable. And it’s certainly not predictable. What if God blew your categories and gave you success beyond your wildest dreams? What if he let you fail miserably so he could give you overwhelming success later?
Text: Luke 5:1-11Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
God delights in saving notorious sinners. He proved it by saving Rahab, a prostitute in ancient Jericho whose faith saved her whole family. There is no pit so deep that the love of God is not deeper still. There is no sin so terrible that Jesus cannot forgive it.
Text: Hebrews 11:31Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
The real impact of the gospel will be seen when we don’t feel joyful, when we don’t want to pray, and when we can’t think of a reason to be thankful. That’s when we discover if our Christianity is the genuine article or a spiritual counterfeit.
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)
Our problems with the sovereignty of God start when sovereignty becomes personal. We will never understand this doctrine until we remember that we live in a fallen, that evil is personal, that we must start with God, and that God has bought us with the blood of his Son.
Text: Psalm 103:19-22Sermon Series: Absolute Praise (Psalm 103)
Christmas is an amazing time of year. Yesterday I ran across a statement that sums it up: “Isn’t it amazing […]
Text: Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23Sermon Series: Christ BC
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Text: Deuteronomy 18:15-19Sermon Series: Christ BC
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your […]
Text: Genesis 3:15Sermon Series: Christ BC
Many of us need to give God a “one-minute praising” for all his blessings. We’re sure good at telling the Lord what we want him to do for us. We need a good dose of Psalm 103 to wash out that complaining spirit and replace it with a heart of gratitude to the Lord.
Text: Psalm 103:1-5Sermon Series: Absolute Praise (Psalm 103)
In this message, Ray Pritchard talks about the five character qualities that relate to a man and his anger. When our power is not under God’s control, we hurt ourselves and those closest to us. We need God’s help so that we might become like Jesus who was both gentle and strong, a true “gentle man.”
Sermon Series: Couples Conference 2007
God may arrange things so that your faith bears vast fruit in the years to come. Your legacy will be most clearly seen after you have gone to heaven. Sarah never lived to see the world-changing impact of her faith in God, but we still remember her 4000 years later and honor her example.
Text: Hebrews 11:11-12Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith