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Sermon Series: Asymmetric Spiritual Warfare
In the end we will discover that though we failed the Lord a thousand times, he never failed us, not even once.
Text: Romans 9:6-18Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)
Are we willing to obey God even when it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense?
Text: 1 Kings 17:8-16Sermon Series: Elijah: God's Mountain Man
Our greatest victories and worst defeats often go hand in hand.
Text: 1 Kings 19:1-9Sermon Series: Elijah: God's Mountain Man
What is inner beauty that lasts and how do we get it? In today’s quest for physical beauty amidst a burgeoning population of aging Boomers who are finding it difficult to reconcile the ravages of time on their bodies, surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are seeing explosive growth in this country. This craze is not particular only to celebrities and socialites but now includes the rest of society who can afford the cost of the procedures. We all want to look good, but all external and applied adornments will fail sooner or later. The Bible puts forth a better goal of the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. There is power and value in this inner beauty that all women can acquire. Scripture gives us a solid example of such beauty in the Old Testament character of Sarah. She was a woman of recognized great beauty in her society but Scripture credits her with a greater inner beauty of character that was more commendable and precious to God, described in First Peter, chapter three. Here, all Christian women are called to be “daughters of Sarah,” to emulate her lasting beauty of character quality and attitude. Ultimately for women, the beauty of eternal value is like that which Jesus demonstrated in his submission to and hope in God, in doing what is right without giving way to fear. This is true beauty in God’s sight.
Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
All week long I’ve been thinking about the phrase “Father Almighty” and trying to decide what it really means. It’s […]
Text: VariousSermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, […]
Text: Psalm 37:23-24Sermon Series: New Year’s Day Messages
This is the 19th and final sermon in the series on Genesis 1-11 that we started in late April. Almost […]
Text: Genesis 11:10-32Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
He must have been in a hurry to get home to see his family. That’s the only reason his friends […]
Text: Hebrews 11:8-10Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
Almost all the commentators agree that this is the hardest passage in the book of Galatians. It’s not easy to […]
Text: Galatians 4:21-31Sermon Series: Galatians: Truth on Fire