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…
Danny L. Briles • Sermon • • 779 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.…
Cindy • Sermon • • 418 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…
Dr. Bart J Leger • Sermon • • 340 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.
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…
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.…
GOSPEL OF JOHN
Jomo Thomas • Sermon • • 214 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…
Jeff Brown • Sermon • • 157 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.
Fred Ayers • Sermon • • 107 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…
Hope in the waiting
Shawn Lund • Sermon • • 104 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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
[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.
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 • • 32 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…
Luke's account of the Gospel ends where it began: in the temple in Jerusalem. It also concludes with something that was missing in the beginning: a blessing. In Luke 1, the old priest, Zechariah, is left speechless after his encounter with Gabriel. He's unable to pronounce a blessing upon the people after he exits the holy place. This suspense is not resolved until the final chapter of Luke, where Jesus raises His hands and blesses His disciples as He is ascending into heaven.
Rev. John Varland • Northern Light Chapel • Sermon • • 27 views • 1:53:30
We all know how to follow Jesus when His direction is clear. But what about those times when He tells us to wait? We know where we've been, and we can see something new coming, but now we're stuck "in-between"--what do we do now?
GLENN PEASE • Sermon • • 27 views
By Pastor Glenn Pease Luther Burbank, the world famous scientist, worked for years to try and develop a black-petaled lily. He had several thousand experimental lily plants in his laboratory. A sudden cloudburst let loose a flood of rain that they were all washed away. William Stidger tells of sympathizing…