Sermons from August 2003

Sermons from August 2003

Blessing, real blessing, comes when we have an attitude of humility before God saying, "I can't do it on my own. Jesus, I need You."

Matthew 5:1-12

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be blessed, blessed by God? Do you realize God desires to bless you in your life? He pours the blessings of heaven out on you… But the real blessings come when our heart-attitude changes… What does the title “Beatitudes” mean? Well, I’ve come to the conclusion, it is an attitude of heart. A lifestyle that starts when we begin to hunger for the knowledge of God. When you truly desire to be…
You know, it is not about heaven and it is not about hell. It is about a relationship! A love relationship that you can have that is far greater than anything you have in this world right now. It's good news!

Matthew 4:12-25

You and I, when we face temptation in the world, where we fall short is we are distracted by our own flesh. We are distracted by our own desires. We are distracted by our own expectations… Why do we do what we do in the world? Why do we do what we do in our lives and with our friends? Do we do it because we care for them? [Because] we want to see them walking closer with the God…
God, have Your way in my life, even if my life has to be a little uncomfortable, even if I don't get the things I want.

Matthew 4:1-11

Does God love you when trouble starts? Does God lead you, sometimes, into trouble? Would God do that to you? Yes. You know what? Sometimes the only way to get the attention of the world is to step into the trouble that they’re living in, and God leads you there. God will allow you to be persecuted. God will allow you to be tried. God will allow you to be tested… When you face trouble in your life, how do…
Salvation and growth in the Lord come with knowing Jesus, not just being acquainted with Him, but knowing Him personally.

Matthew 3:1-17

The Lord is coming, and we need to be prepared. If the Lord were to rapture us tonight, how many of us would really, actually be prepared for that? How many of us, let me put it this way, would want Jesus to take us from the activities that we are doing this evening or tomorrow during the day or tomorrow evening or any day, any particular point in that day, would you want Jesus to come for you and…