Sermons from December 2003

Sermons from December 2003

Jesus isn't found in a place. Jesus is found in a relationship.

Matthew 12:8-14

And Jesus says…I’m Lord of the Sabbath… That’s why Jesus could say in Chapter 11, Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you Sabbath as the Father intended it. Rest the way God wanted it to be known for. A time set aside in your life, in my life, to be totally and completely refreshed. Now, of course, God gave it to them on a day. Said take this day and just set…
Do you want rest? You'll find it in Jesus. You want to feel good? You'll find it in Jesus... I'm not here to make you feel good. I'm here to tell you the truth. I'm here to tell you what God's Word is... If we're going to live the way Jesus lived, sometimes...we need to be uncomfortable.

Matthew 12:1-7

It’s not about you feeling good. Jesus didn’t come to this world so that you could feel good… And the longer I walk with the Lord, the more I study His Word, the more I have the opportunity to teach, I find that what I see in Jesus is a very simple life. Not a life of feeling good, but sometimes a life of sacrifice. Sometimes a life of stepping beyond your own comfort, even to the point of being…
It's very easy. If you're dwelling in sin, I don't care what the sin is, call it sin. We're not going to hate you. Tell God, "I don't know how to deal with it. Forgive me, and help me see how to walk right with You." Plain and simple. That's all it takes. Jesus is the answer. He is the way.

Matthew 11:16-30

How many times have we called out to God, how many times have we asked God to come and play our game, and then when we get the answer, we didn’t like it. “Well God, I was really hoping for the Cadillac, not the Pinto. Those things are dangerous, God! I want a real blessing! That couldn’t have been God.” This is how we respond so often. God pours blessing out on us…but we don’t like the way He’s having…
How many of us face hard times in our life? God is aware. Jesus knows the pain that you're going through. He knows the suffering that you're facing. Jesus knows. Don't fall away. Be encouraged. There's good news!

Matthew 11:1-15

How many of us face hard times in our life? Struggles that we wake up in the morning and say, “Oh God, I don’t want to face today.” You know what? God is aware. Jesus knows the pain that you’re going through. He knows the suffering that you’re facing… Jesus knows. Don’t fall away. Be encouraged. There’s good news. There’s good news that God’s Word is being fulfilled in this place today, and God’s Word can be fulfilled in and…