The God of Second Chances (Jonah)
Introduction : A few years ago I began teaching Bible at Bethel Christian School for 11th & 12th grade. I began to notice that some of the students were struggling with my tests and the amount of information I was asking them to remember. The curriculum we were using was pretty challenging so I decided…
Paul Hawkins • Sermon • • 1,656 views
The Ten Lepers. This evening I want to read a story from Luke 17 (page ). It is not just a story though; it is an actual event in the life of Jesus. It happened fairly near the end of His life here on earth, He was on His way to Jerusalem where He would be put to death. [Luke 17:11-19 As Jesus made His…
Galatians: SOAR! Faith Without Limits "The Gospel, Grace, Freedom"
I want to start this message by asking us to stand as we read the words from our passage today… Galatians 2:15-21 15 “We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; 16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have…
The Christmas Dilemma
Joseph. He certainly knew what it was like to have your plans ‘derailed’, didn’t he. Have you ever experienced that in your life? I know I have. It is a natural part of life to make plans, to plot out where you want to go, what you want to do, how you want things to be. Then, we work toward those goals.…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 67 views
Jonah 1:1-16 introduces us to a literary masterpiece. It is rich in irony both poetically and theologically. Jonah, a prophet, is commanded to call Nineveh, the seat of Assyrian culture, to repentenance. However, this divine act of mercy was repulsive to the prophet. So we read of the only prophet who ever tried to run from God. His fleeing the presence of God become illogical and suicidal as he endured loving chastisement through a storm that nearly destroyed his boat. As we learn about Jonah, we begin to understand the sinfulness and smallness of people in conrast to the might, wisdom, and mercy of God. We are left considering whether our faith is big enough to consider the mercy of God?
Steven Richards • Sermon • • 56 views
Zechariah 1v1-6 Call to Repentance Introduction The 50,000 Jews who returned, under the governorship of Zerubbabel and the High Priesthood of Joshua, immediately began to build the new temple, although they soon became discouraged and stopped. Then, in 520 bc, God sent two prophets, Haggai and Zechariah.…
Jonathan Sine • Sermon • • 54 views
“Active Contention” Jude 20-25 This morning we conclude our study in the book of Jude. Early into it I was asked why it might take four weeks on a book with only one chapter. I now know why. There is much that needs to be unpacked. The letter is abounding in word pictures and indictments toward false…
Dave McNeff • Sermon • • 40 views
But God . . . (Ephesians 2:4-9) Introduction A Buddhist Monk strode into a Zen pizza parlor (do we have those in Eaton? I don’t think I’ve seen one. Probably only in LA). Anyway, this Buddhist Monk strode into a Zen pizza parlor and said, “Make me one with everything on it.” When he got his order, he…
Rick Crandall • Sermon • • 30 views
Feed Your Faith 2 Kings 6:8-23 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - October 7, 2012 *Christian, have you ever felt like you had too much faith? -- No, of course not. And I think you never will. Even if you have been a Christian for 50 years, most people would say: “I need more faith. -- I…
Our text this morning may be one of the most difficult encounters with Jesus in the Gospels. Nothing about the way Jesus treats with the Canaanite woman seems to match our understanding of whom Jesus is. We know that Jesus is full of compassion, love, and mercy. We know that he answers the cries of all…
Jason Stuart Percy • Refuge Christian Fellowship Tallahassee • Sermon • • 21 views • 1:15:56
We excercise judgement about many things every day. Jesus asks us to be wise in judgement and not to simply judge the outside or cursory things. We need wisdom and we need to be asking, seeking, and knocking that we might know how to treat others the way we want to be treated. It is possible to be decieved and so good judgement is of vital importance seeing that Jesus' way is narrow and there are few who find it. LORD, give us wisdom. Help us to be merciful to others. Help us to love each other enough to hold each other accountable with mercy and grace and love. Recorded at Refuge TLH on Sunday, August 5, 2019.
Is work by man required for salation? If so, do the works of man earn him salvation? Is God also involved in our salvation? If works are required by man, what works are required?
How is it possible for someone to have hope, and not just hope- living hope, as they are struggling through various trials? Maybe you as you were watching the video this morning, you were thinking- how is it possible for these people to have hope? Look at what is happening to the world around us- if…
Jonathan Sine • Sermon • • 18 views
“Gone to the Dogs” Mark 7.24-27 We’ve all heard the saying, “Gone to the dogs.” If something has gone to the dogs, it has gone badly wrong and lost all the good things it had. I want to suggest that this is not the case in our passage this morning. I hope to show you that the title of this sermon reveals…
Enduring Suffering In my experience, there are times when I read the bible that my heart will be drawn to particular characters more than others. It usually correlates with what season of life God has brought me. When life is difficult, like many of you, I am often drawn to Job. Job was a righteous man…
The Book of Ephesians
Pastor Randy Bradley • Mullin First Baptist • Sermon • • 11 views • 25:36
No one can save themselves, only by God's grace, his unmerited favor, can anyone be saved. Only through faith in Jesus Christ can we enter into God's grace and be saved to eternal life.
The Book of First John
Pastor Randy Bradley • Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 11 views • 23:19
We all receive the testimony of men. The testimony of God is far greater. If we receive the testimony of men we should receive the testimony of God. God has testified that Jesus is the Christ the savior of the world and that we have eternal life in Jesus Christ.
Power of the Dime
1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in…