Rusty Russell • Sermon • • 2,125 views
ATTENTION HOW TO LIE AND GET AWAY WITH IT 1. No matter what lie youâ€™re telling, say it effortlessly. No pausing, no making stuff up on the spot, no twitching. You will be casual and calm or you will fail. Pretend youâ€™re an actor; no matter how hard the enemy grills you, youâ€™re not going to crack…
You Asked for it
Intro - Last week we learned how to live a stress free life in a stress filled world. One of the things that happens in our lives to cause stress is when People try to push us to live the way they think we should. Many of us struggle with the FEAR of disapproval. Disapproval This fear messes up our relationships…
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Romans 2:1-5 Introduction Hypocrisy – It comes from the Greek word - ὑπόκρισις - indicating an actor playing someone else rather than himself. Our word is a literal translation of the Greek. One dictionary defines it this way: Pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have. When…
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Loving One Another Introduction Love for the brethren has been shown as proof of fellowship with God (1 John 2:7-11); then it has been presented as proof of sonship (1 John 3:10-14). In the earlier passage, love for the brethren is a matter of light or darkness; in the second it is a matter of life or…
GLENN PEASE • Sermon • • 1,491 views
By Pastor Glenn Pease We seldom get the whole story on anything. No doubt, most of us are aware of how the rocks brought back from the moon were kept in isolation for some time lest they contain some organism that could spread disease for which we have no defense. That made a lot of sense, and made everyone…
Sermon on the Mount
Today we start the 3 topics that Jesus discusses as our Christian service to God; giving, prayer and fasting. Jesus explains that these things inthemselves are not bad at all in fact what we should do. The issue is that we often do the right things but with the wrong motives. It goes back to the heart. Won't you prepare your heart in prayer before you listen today? May the Lord speak to you today as you listen!
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 1,033 views
MISSIONAL In his new book titled American Buffalo, Steven Rinella says that hunting a buffalo in an enclosed pen isn’t hunting. Neither can a video game player call himself a car thief because he plays the popular video game Grand Theft Auto. In a similar way the Christian life is not authentic until…
Benjamin Janssen • Sermon • • 667 views
35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.’ 37 David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?”…
Robin Koshy • Sermon • • 450 views
Intro One of our favorite songs to sing to our little girl is “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” My parents were not believers when I was growing up and they did not ever sing that song to me and I’m not even sure if they know the song today, but ever since I learned it, I have…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 414 views
Peter challenged the believers to love one another in 1 Peter 1:22-25. Peter expands on the Word and this love in 1 Peter 2:1-3. Peter gives us the basic components for how to purify the love in our relationships: purge them of sin, purify them with the Word, and purpose your actions in God's kindness. (Part 1 - Cleanse your Love)
Charles Spurgeon • Faithlife Sermons • Illustration • • 373 views
The Greeks outside the walls of Troy were unable to storm the city, but after a long war they succeeded by using the stratagem of the wooden horse. Putting some Greeks within the hollow monster, they pretended to flee and left the horse to be dragged within the gates of Troy by the infatuated Trojans.…
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"Bring my soul out of prison" Psalm 142
Pastor Harold Wedderburn • FMM • Sermon • • 368 views • 46:26
We are God's property purchased and will be collected in what everstate we are found. How do you want to present yourself back to you Father.
Intro: Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s uncanny to me how our spiritual lives and spiritual growth is so effectively illustrated in our bodily lives and growth.…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 265 views
I Kings 18:21 In I Kings 18, we encounter a group of the children of Israel who drifted away from a vital relationship with God. Their relationship was, well--convenient, but it wasn't genuine. While they were in the wilderness, they depended upon God for guidance and sustenance. Yahweh was their provider.…
Charles Spurgeon • Faithlife Sermons • Illustration • • 230 views
Men would be less in a hurry to avow their pretended faith if there were no advantages to be gained. The rower in the boat sits with his back to the shore, but is all the while pulling toward it. Many tug the oar toward the world that they pretend to have renounced. How many are like that famous painting…
What Would Jesus Undo
The Danger of Hypocrisy Hypocrisy. It’s when hands lifted in praise have been earlier used for sin. It’s when lips proclaiming praise had hours earlier been used for insults. It’s when one’s reputation and one’s character are vastly different. The Pharisees were condemned for their hypocrisy. We read the stories of their encounters with Jesus and shake our heads at how far off they were from the truth without realizing that that is why they were condemned in the first place. Today, we need to evaluate and see if our lifestyle is different than that of the hypocritical Pharisees. Are we living lives of integrity? Read Jesus’ words in Matthew 15:1-9. Jesus condemned the Pharisees because they were more focused on people breaking their traditions than God’s commandments. It infuriated them that Jesus’ disciples did not follow protocol when it came to washing of hands and the manner in which they ate. Jesus was exhausted from their unwillingness to see the big picture.
The Savior's Sermon
Peter Metzger • First Evangelical Lutheran Church • Sermon • • 207 views • 18:31
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away," but not when you have cancer. There are some folk remedies that do nothing to help you. There are others that do more harm than good. The Pharisees' folk remedy for sin was to obey the law, but their pretend perfection was a danger to their souls. Jesus tells us what we should really think about the law in his Sermon on the Mount.