The Call of Christmas
Over the past several weeks, we have been examining the Call of God given to individuals through angels. God had been silent, sending no more prophets, men who would declare His messages for the people. It had been so long, but finally God started speaking to some who believed what He had promised through…
John Leffler • Illustration • • 1,488 views
John Todd was a famous minister of the 1800's and he grew up in Vermont, but he lost both of his parents when he was six years old. And, since there were so many kids in the family, they didn't know what to do with all the children and so they found an aunt who said, "I will be happy to take John in."…
Danny L. Briles • Sermon • • 945 views
“God's Call of the Righteous (Part 7) WAIT ON THE LORD PSALM 37:7, 9, 34 We are sharing the message “God’s Call of the Righteous” as brought forth in Psalm 37. If you recall, Psalm literally means “plucking the strings of a harp.” They convey in words the inner most feelings of our hearts expression.…
Out of Egypt
Review The Exodus parallels the Christian’s journey from bondage to freedom. When we choose to follow God, Satan fights harder to keep us enslaved. We learn to trust, obey, and follow God through difficult wilderness times. God wants to be with us, intimately part of our daily lives. Follow the Leader…
Cindy • Sermon • • 475 views
How do we wait for the Lord to come? *Waiting on the Lord –what does it mean? Often throughout both the Old and New testament we see the phrase, “wait on the Lord”. This is something that has always been hard for people to do but I think it’s especially hard for us now because now our lives are lived…
Pastor Bart Leger • Sermon • • 441 views • 24:37
In the Gospel of Luke, we come across two characters who make their appearance in the final acts of the Christmas drama. One is a man named Simeon; the other is a woman named Anna. They don’t appear in any nativity scenes or in many Christmas cards, but we have much to learn from them.
[Acts] The Church Empowered
Before Jesus commands his followers to "go," he first commands that they "wait." God's Spirit empowers God's people with His presence to glorify and enjoy Him for the work in the waiting.
GOSPEL OF JOHN
Jomo Thomas • Sermon • • 324 views • 56:01
John is writing in retrospect by distinguishing an act that will take place later in his writings but had already been spoken of the other Gospels Matt & Luke. Waiting of the Lord Mary, Martha and Lazarus are all loved by Jesus (Family) He doesn’t love one person in the Christian family more less that…
In the early part of this chapter, God has promised a Servant Savior who would be for all people, held up by the hand of God, who would restore God’s people. Beginning in verse 14, God addresses the skepticism of the people. They had been oppressed for so long. Disheartened. Skeptical. Depressed. Disillusioned.…
Fred Ayers • Sermon • • 230 views
Victory over Circumstances 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know…
Jeff Brown • Sermon • • 163 views • 30:27
Being in readiness for service or for some future appointment or event. Wild animals and the wicked lie in wait to ambush the unsuspecting; servants wait on their masters; believers and the whole creation wait for their renewal by God. God, too, waits for sinners to repent.
Advent According To Luke
At Christmas, there's always that one family member who takes forever to open their gifts. They delicately untie each ribbon. They strategically pull off each piece of tape. Then they carefully unfold the wrapping paper. Everyone else is thinking (or saying), "Open it already!" This week, we learn about Simeon, a man who knew how to wait. Simeon waited on God's greater promise of the coming Messiah, but also a specific promise to him; that he would see the Christ before he saw death.
Hope in the waiting
Shawn Lund • Sermon • • 135 views
How do you live in such a way that you can't be offended? How can you learn to walk in the fullness that Jesus purchased for you. I'm not suggesting you live like a door mat, but rather fly above the rejection and disappointment.
INTRODUCTION: Part of being a fallen creature in a fallen world is that we are impatient. We all are characterized at times by extreme forms of impatience Often our anger, our rudeness, our ruthlessness is because of our impatience. impatience is so common that in many places in Scripture we are commanded…
In The Mean Time
Series Intro Previous sermon: Joseph’s waiting period Intro Background 1 and 2 Samuel is the the story of Israel’s first two kings Saul and David. The immediate purpose of the Book of Samuel was to show the circumstances surrounding the founding of the monarchy in Israel. 1 Samuel tells of the birth…
Life can get weary even though we know we are blessed in many ways by God. The same was true for the people in Habakkuk's time. In this time of Advent, we're encouraged to wait. God is about to do a miraculous thing that will usher in an era so wonderful that we'll devote all we have to it.
Advent 2017: Prepare
Yesterday, Cathy and I had the opportunity to go down to Fort Street Presbyterian Church and hear a wonderful performance of Handel’s Messiah. I had forgotten just how different thing like violines and sapranos sound in person rather than as a recording. The Messiah isn’t just a concert, its a journey…
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"The Paradox of Our Time" The paradox of our time in history is that: We have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have…
The Church: Origin and Purpose
The Waiting Different kinds of waiting. Stand still There is nothing I can do but wait Hear back from a job interview Waiting on Test results In process We are mid process but the results of a test, or conversations, or the decision from a higher up have us waiting. Do I get to drive Will she marry me…
Seth M Clark • Sermon • • 60 views
Watchmen Waiting for the Dawn I. Introduction A. Our text this morning is B. John Milton (anecdote) 1. Studied languages, philosophy, theology, studied to be an Anglican priest 2. Started college at age 17 in 1625. Earned his bachelors, masters, and then studied for six more years to prepare for a life…
Introduction Christmas is over and the new year hasn’t yet started. We’re currently in that period of limbo between Christmas and new year. We’ve had the celebrations at Christmas. We’ve had the nativity service, we’ve had the carol service, we’ve had the family service. We’ve had the Christmas day service…