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Sermons on Faith

Maintaining Traditions or Keeping Commandments?

Matthew 15:1-9 Gods’ way is to deal with internal heart change Isaiah 66:2, 1 Samuel 15;22, Psalm 51:16-17 Man’s way is legalistic external rituals Under whose authority do we live? On what will you base your life? By what standard will you live?  I.  The Traditions Of Men Exposed – Vs. 1 .        The first formal confrontation over ceremonial…

Perspective Lost, Perspective Gained

Psalm 73 You fix your feelings by working on your belief system  Lost Perspective – Vss 1-15 .     A.  On The Wicked .     B.  On Himself   Pivot – United what he heard with faith:  Hebrews 4:12, Isaiah 6:1-4   Regained Perspective – Vss 18-20 .      A.  On Himself – Senseless (we become like the idols we worship)…

The Most Terrifying Verses in the Bible

Matthew 7:21-23 The reality of false followers:  Matthew 13:19-22, Mark 7:6, Titus 1:15, 1 John 2:19, John 6:66 Three Sobering Elements of Self-Deception1.  The Test That Diagnoses Self-Deception – Vs. 21.          “He who does the will of My Father”     “He who keeps My commandments”.                   Romans 10:9, Luke 6:46, Matthew…

Antidote to Anxiety – Part 2

Matthew 6:25-34Part 1 This Week:Godly Fear  (2 Corinthians 11:28, Philippians 2:20)  vs. Sinful Fear (Proverbs 12:25) 1.  What Does It Mean To Seek First The Kingdom of God? – Vs 33.         Priorities.        .   Seek – diligently, earnestly, intently, serious effort, ongoing, constant.        .   First – In singular priority constantly seeking the will of…

Finding Our New Identity in Christ – Part 1

2 Corinthians 5:14-21Paul founded the church in Corinthians – Acts 18 – he needed to instruct them about who we are in Christ.         1 Peter 2:9, Galatians 2:20, John 1:12, 15:15, Ephesians 2:10 Five New Realities of our Identity for our Service of Christ.         1.  A New Motivation – Vs. 14-15.        .   …

The Majesty of God: Our Source of Hope in Times of Trouble

Isaiah 40:12-26 What will get us through times like this is a right view of God HE IS ABLE!! The character and majesty of God that enables us to anchor our lives in Him1.  God Is Infinitely Greater Than Nature – VS. 232.  God Is Supremely Wiser Than Knowledge (omniscience – infinite knowledge) – vs. 12-14.          Job 38…