Sermons from June 2003

Sermons from June 2003

John 13:35

John 13:31-14:4

Vintage message from our 2002-2003 radio program called “Perspective” aired June 29, 2003. What is it that you fear most? What is it in life that you avoid like the plague? Who are those people who you want nothing to do with?… Do you ever stop and wonder if, in avoiding these things, that you’re actually glorifying God? Or, is God glorified in your boldness to stand firm and face these things you fear? This is what glorified God the…
In everything you do, is God the reason that you're there doing it? Is He your strength? Is He the reason that you have the ability to do it?

Psalms 144-146

How do you see God? Is God real to you? Is God Someone that, when you pray, you’re praying to Someone you know is listening? That Someone you know is standing there watching? Paying attention? Caring about what you’re seeking, what you’re asking about? Now, of course, when you pray He’s not going to always answer your prayer the way you want Him to, but no good father is going to give his child everything that child asks for. But…
John 13:17

John 13:18-30

Vintage message from our 2002-2003 radio program called “Perspective” aired June 22, 2003. We understand servanthood to be what other people do for us, not what we must do for everyone else around us… I hear people all the time talking about how they want to be blessed, and they’ll name off a list as long as your arm about the things that they would like to have in their lives that they would consider blessing from God, but what…
The Lord knows when you're suffering, He knows when you're in need, He knows when you're hurting, and He is not afraid to hear your complaint. In fact, He desires for you to come to Him in every situation of life.

Psalms 140-143

“Set a guard over my mouth.” How many of us need to pray that prayer? And how often? It’s so easy to fall into the trap of gossip, of slander, of being angry, and without thinking, destroying our brothers and sisters and those in the world with our lips. Using our tongue because we’re angry, rather than calling out to God and letting God have it. “Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil.” And even still today,…
John 13:14

John 13:1-17

Vintage message from our 2002-2003 radio program called “Perspective” aired June 15, 2003. You and I are called to love as Jesus loved. You and I are called to live as Jesus lived… When was the last time you showed the full extent of God’s love to those around you? Or, do you find yourself commanding that people meet your needs? That people look after you? That you have the right of way. That the road is yours, not theirs……
You don't have to believe in Him for Him to know you intimately. You don't have to care about Him for Him to know every hair on your head. You don't have to think about Him for Him to know...everything about you already. And He desires for you to know Him, and that's the amazing thing.

Psalms 139

When you think of God, when you think of your life and your relationship with God, what do you believe God knows about you? And, as you think about God and what He knows about you, are you still willing to take that next step that you’re about to take?… Isn’t that amazing? God is familiar, not only with [King] David’s ways, but He knows each and every one of us. He cares enough to know every thought, every step,…
John 12:36

John 12:20-36

Vintage message from our 2002-2003 radio program called “Perspective” aired June 1, 2003. It just drives me crazy when I hear people say, “Well, I like God. I love God in my own way.” You know what? It’s not about how you want to love God, but it is about how God has loved you and how God has asked you to love Him, and that is through His Son, Jesus Christ… Devotion to God is an individual thing. If…
John 12:36

John 12:37-50

Vintage message from our 2002-2003 radio program called “Perspective” aired June 8, 2003. When Jesus went away, he went away for a short time. But He didn’t leave us alone. He gave us a light to dwell in us through the power of His Holy Spirit, so today we are without excuse as we live in this world. And I see so many Christians that live as though they are still lost in the darkness. They make decisions based on…
Don't forget the great blessing that God has given you. Don't allow yourself even to get in to that place where God has to take it away from you to remind you of what you were given.

Psalms 136-138

His love endures forever. Do you believe that? Do you trust that? I trust it. well, until something happens that gives me a bad attitude. I trust it until something happens in my life that I don’t like. I believe it until, of course, our bank account is low and the gas tank is low, you know. Oh, and the car breaks down. I believe it until those times. But that’s the whole point of this. We have to remember…
The number one reason for problems in the world is because Jesus isn't there.

Psalms 132-135

Where does God dwell today? Where do we desire for God to dwell today? In our hearts. Exactly. But you know what? You look out at society and they don’t even have a clue about God; where He dwells; where He would like to dwell… When I encounter people that are having struggles in the world — I do a lot of counseling — and when I encounter those people, there first thing I have to ask is, “Where is…