Sermons from July 2005

Sermons from July 2005

We have to be more devoted to the One Who indwells us, not to the circumstance that is outside of us.

Luke 9:37-50

How often do we actually spend time listening to Jesus? Listening to His heart? Listening to His desires for us?… Do you believe that God wants to interact with you? The God Who created this universe, the God Who put everything in place, holds our DNA together, keeps us from flying apart into little pieces, that God wants to interact with you. Wants to have relationship with you. Wants to love you and be loved by you. Do you believe…
Praying isn't telling God all of our problems and then offering Him our shopping list, even though for many of us, that's what it turns out to be. Prayer is meant to be our communication, our time with our Father. Our time with the God Who created us. Our time of sharing our heart with Him, and Him sharing His heart with us.

Luke 9:28-36

In our lives, so many of us live with this idea that we live our life, and then we die and we go to heaven. And good boys and girls go to heaven, and bad boys and girls go, well, to the other place. And we allow for this thought to penetrate our minds and our lives, and so we live according to what I believe is a fable. It’s a story that allows for us to scare our children…
If you don't know Who Jesus is, you're not going to be an effective witness. You need to take time to get to know Him. You need to take time in His Word to know Him. You need to take time in prayer to know Him. And you need to look into your life and see the amazing things that He's done.

Luke 9:21-28

I think it’s very important that we understand what other people believe about Jesus, but it is far more important that we understand Who Jesus is to us first. If you don’t know Who Jesus is, you’re not going to be an effective witness. You need to take time to get to know Him. You need to take time in His Word to know Him. You need to take time in prayer to know Him. And you need to look…
But what about you? What do you believe? What do you think? Who do you say that Jesus is? And, who are you saying it to?

Luke 9:1-20

We need to be telling people about God and His love for us, and how He created us, and what He wants to do to interact with us… You know what? Jesus does not mind inconveniencing those that He’s called to use. In fact, our lives need to be inconvenienced from time to time because there are people in a remote place, people that are going hungry, not for food but hungry for the strength of God’s love. They’re going…