Sermons

Sermons

26 Growing in Patience (James 5:7-11)

Sermon Outline   Patience James on Patience (James 1:3, 1:12, 5:7-11) James 1:3 testing of our faith produces steadfastness/perseverance James 1:12 says Christians are blessed if they are steadfast under trials But the largest teaching on patience in the book is James 5:7-12 The Command to be patient (Jam 5:7-8) Context Rich and Poor (James 4:13, 5:1ff) What is…

25 Hope is (Lamentations 3:19-26)

Sermon Outline   Introduction So why do people plan, build and risk for false hopes that can’t provide? we don’t believe that God is enough Jeremiah was struggling with this very thing until Lam 3:24 False Hope is rooted in the idea that our circumstances will improve Lamentations Summary – The book was written in the middle of Israel’s greatest tragedy It is a dark…

24 Self-control and Titus 2

Sermon Outline   Jackie Robinson[1] Self-control is expected in many areas of life Use of Substances (Titus 2:2-3, Eph 5:18) Faith (Titus 2:2-3, 2:5, 2:7) Be Dignified (2:2) dignity (2:7) Reverent in Behavior (2:3) Pure (Titus 2:5) Speech (Titus 2:3, 2:8-9, Luke 7:10, Col 4:6) Older women likewise are to be…Not slanderers (2:3) Young men are to be of Sound speech…

23 Isaiah 26:1-3 Practicing Peace

Sermon Outline   Practicing Peace is like Planting a Garden – it takes time and a lot of patience Peace/Shalom in Bible Statistics Isaiah 26 & Cosmic Justice In that day… (Isa 26:1a) …A song will be sung in the land of Judah… (Isa 26:1a, 24:16) The Song We have a strong city (Isa 26:1b, Gal 4:25-26, Heb 11:10) He sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks (Isa…

22 Growing in Joy (Luke 2:8-11, 20 etc)

Sermon Outline Do you long for Joy? (Rom 15:13, John 15:11) The Source of Joy Joy and Happiness/gladness are often wrongly contrasted by many (Ps 14;7, Is 9:3, 1Chr 16:31) The source of Christian Joy (Luke 2:8-11, 20) First, Joy is for all people. Second, Joy is a message (Rom 10:15, Isa 52:7). Third, that message is about a person (Mt 1:21) Growing in Joy even when…

Can Demons read my mind? (Gen 3:1-7, et al.)

Can demons read my mind? This is a question some people wrestle with and it concerns them to know how much a demon can know about and influence their thoughts based upon what they are thinking. I hope to outline what demons are, how they work and to answer the question so that God’s people are taught by the Word and know truth from error.

Psalm 5 When words are not enough

Sermon Outline Introduction When words aren’t enough (Ps 5:1-2) 3 Sentences and the intensifying parallelism in them The psalmist is praying to his God and King Persistence in seeking relief from God (Ps 5:3a) Hear: a Reason for an assurance of an answer Expectation of an answer (Ps 5:3b) God hates evil and evildoers (Ps 5:4-6) God is gracious (Ps 5:7) 3 prayers we can…