This week, we will be looking at the miraculous catch of fish by the disciples after the resurrection of Jesus. Through this miracle, Jesus teaches that when we encounter Him, we can’t go back to the comfort of our old life. We must move forward into the mission He has for us.
This next message is titled “The Joy-Producer.” We will learn from Jesus’ miracle at the wedding in Cana how he brought joy to us through his coming. This is very important because many of us think and believe that truth is only negative and it only hurts. Nothing could be further from the truth. Know Jesus, Know Joy!
This message will encourage us to remember, “Peace is not the absence of storm. It is the assurance that God has allowed the storm and will use it for His glory and my growth.”
This is the first weekend of the New Year and I want to preach a message titled "Out of the Graveyard." It will both awaken and inspire us. Awaken us out of the graves of regret, bitterness, fear, and doubt. Inspire us to step out into the New Year with Christ.
In this message titled “Choose Jesus, Choose Life” we will look at the central role played by the second person of the godhead in our salvation. No one can skip Jesus and get to God. He is the source and the goal of our salvation.
In this series we will examine Jesus’s words in John 5 where He explains His relationship to God the Father. We will come face to face with the cardinal doctrine of the Christian faith – the Trinity. But don’t think for a moment that this will be some deep theological discourse or disquisition. Each message will be very applicable for our salvation, church, marriage, family, and world.
The old way was one of waiting on the coming of Christ. Everything was given at kindergarten level with symbols and signs pointing to the coming of the One. When Christ came all that was fulfilled. We no longer have to return to those signs and symbols. We need to grow up in the reality that Christ is the fulfillment. There are people who are still fascinated by the signs and symbols instead of the reality. This message will challenge us to grow in our faith and not regress.
First, we will see how Matthew got his call to follow Jesus and how he immediately complied. We need to remember that God is constantly calling men and women, boys and girls to follow Him. Is He calling you? What is your answer? Furthermore, Matthew got busy inviting his old buddies to come and meet Jesus. Do your friends know Jesus? Have you invited them to meet Him?
In this message we will meet a desperate hopeless person who had an encounter with Christ. Do you know someone like this person? You feel sorry for them. You empathize with them. But have you introduced them to Christ?
In the first two messages in the series we met a religious man (Nicodemus) and an outcast (Samaritan woman). Both had an encounter with the Savior and were transformed. In this message we will meet a doubter. Even though He came to Christ, He did not trust His power. Jesus rebuked Him, answered His need, and transformed Him.
In this sermon we will meet an outcast and outspoken woman who is thirsty for eternal life. Jesus comes to meet her at the well and shows her the well of eternal springs. Do you know people like the Samaritan woman?
Between John 3-5 we see Jesus interacting with four different individuals with different personalities and hang-ups. Instead of getting frustrated or defensive with them, He responded to them with wisdom and compassion. As a result, each of them found eternal life.
Jesus closes His sermon by reminding the multitudes that following him requires hard choices in life-narrow way, unpopular truth, the unglamorous life, and difficult tasks. But, the end is life, good fruits, commendation by God and a life that wins. This message will bring comfort to us when we doubt doing things God’s way.
In this message we will hear the call of Jesus – “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Can you seethe fields? Can you hear His voice? Will you respond?
This week I'll be preaching from Matthew 7 on the importance of prayer. Jesus commanded us to ask, seek, and knock when we have needs in our life. He also promises that the Father will always give us what is helpful to us.
This weekend we are back in our series on the Sermon on the Mount. Today's message is titled "To Judge or Not to Judge." Christians struggle with calling sin out and appearing judgmental and hypocritical. This message will help us have the right balance of truth and grace. This is one message that we desperately need to hear in our day.
In the fifth message in the series on anxiety, Jesus tells us to look at our Heavenly Father’s provision for the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. If He can take care of their needs, will He not take care of the needs of His children? Of course He will! Our task is to make sure that we “seek His kingdom and His righteousness.”
Many people live divided lives. They are constantly trying to please several people at a time. They spend endless time and effort seeking many goals in life. At the end of the day, they neither please anybody nor do they accomplish much. Consequently, they end up getting stressed out and anxiety ridden.
What does heavenly treasure have to do with anxiety?When we look at the parallel passage in Luke and other materials from the time of Jesus, we see that storing up treasures in heaven was the same as showing charity to the poor and the needy.
We often hear the statement – “we are living in an age of anxiety.” Although that’s true, human beings since the beginning of time have been struggling with anxiety in one form or another. For Jesus to bring up the subject of worry and anxiety is proof that even the ancients struggled with the same issues that we face. Unlike other messages and books that advise us to break free from anxiety, this series will help us to use it for the glory of God. Spread the word and invite people to come. This will be a powerful series!