Sermons

Sermons

Living Generously (2Cor 8:1-15, 9:6-15)

  Sermon Outline Introduction Who provides us with the stuff of life? My hard work? (Eph 4:28, 2Th 3:10, 1Th 4:11-12) God’s grace (Dt 8:18, Ps 136:25, 1Chr 29:12, 16) What instructions does the Lord give concerning our finances? over 2000 verses in the Bible We find things like (1Tim 6:10, Mt 6:19, Act 10:2) Tithing in the OT What is a tithe? (Gen 14:20) What did…

21 New Walls but Not New Hearts

Sermon Outline 21 New Walls but Not new Hearts Ezra 7, Hen 1-2, 4, 6-8, Mal 1-4 I.               The Closing of the OT II.              3 Building Projects a.     Rebuilding Temple Worship                                                i.     Jewish OT Final Verse (2Chr 36:23)                                              ii.     Who was Ezra? 1.     Ezra is a descendant…

20 Esther – God will Deliver His People

  Sermon outline Family Feuds The Jews and their Enemies The Setting – Ahasuerus’ Reign, aka Xerxes I Persian King has wealth beyond comprehension. (Esther 1:6-7) Vashti’s refusal (Esther 1:19) Mordecai, a descendant of Benjamin (Esther 2:5, 1Sam 9:3) Haman the Agagite (Esther 3:1, 1Sam 15:2-8, 17:14-16, Judg 6:3) Esther, the chosen vessel A Beautiful Woman (Esther…

15 Amos and Justice

Sermon Outline God’s First Messengers to a Wayward People Elijah and Elisha Hosea & Amos Prophets are Men sent by God to speak His heart to His people Remind the People of Covenant Announce the ways the covenant is violated Spell out the Punishment for violation Hold out Hope after the punishment B/C God’s purpose is to relate to people and build up an obedient, live…