Sermons from September 1998

Sermons from September 1998

1 Samuel 18:1 Are we ready to step out of the way and let God do what He wants. Are we ready to let God be God, and we be His servants, His vessels, to use as He will, not as we will

1 Samuel 18:1-9

Vintage message from September 27, 1998. [This] is something, I believe, that we each need to come to grips with. We need to say that when God raises up a man that maybe, just maybe, God knows what He’s doing, and that person is as usable to God as I am… How many of us are willing to say that of ourselves: “God, You use anybody else around me that You want to use…” Because, you know what? It’s not…

1 Samuel 17:1-54

Vintage message from September 20, 1998. (The original message was cut off at the end.) In my life, there have been many times that I have been faced with great challenges. And you know what? God has overwhelmed me with story after story and example after example of His great provision, of His great strength, of what He can accomplish in and through me, but all of a sudden this thing comes out of no where that is intimidating to…
1 Samuel 16:23 God, refine me. God, make me what You want me to be even if it's going through the heat of the fire. Refine me

1 Samuel 16:14-23

Vintage message from September 13, 1998. God wants to refine us, and He will use the things of life to refine us… God allows for us to be refined because when we stumble into sin, when we stumble into selfishness, when we stumble into ourself, it shows that there is impurity in us that needs to be dealt with, and God is about forgiving, and part of the forgiving process is the refining process. He forgives the sin, and then…

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Vintage message from September 6, 1998. There are times that we become friends with people that greatly disappoint us. We pour our lives into people who turn away from God, [who] turn away from the things that we thought we saw in them… It’s so easy to become mournful of a person that we have befriended, that we have tried to raise up to love God, and they don’t. Understand, it is not your fault if someone rejects and turns…