Sermons from August 2005

Sermons from August 2005

Do you know why we're saved today? Do you know why we were picked up off the side of the street rather than being left for dead? Because God had mercy. Not because we deserved it. Not because we earned it...but He had mercy.

Luke 10:25-37

Do you realize there is not a man, woman, or child alive on the face of this planet who deserve anything from God, other than His rejection and being sent to hell? If we get what we deserve — and I thank God that we do not get what we deserve every time — if we got what we deserve, there would be no one alive to stand with God from the human race. From Adam, all the way through…
Understand, it is not up to us to save people. It is not up to us to change this world. It is up to us to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:16-24

We need to take this world, in the love of Jesus, through boldness. Not concerned about what we’re going to get out of it. Not concerned about what we’re going to look like. Not concerned about how we’re going to be received… Jesus said that His Father is interested in each and every one of us right now. That the Father loves in each and every one of us right now. That the Father knows in each and every hair…
All we need to do is offer God's Word. Share that Word as a loving neighbor. Each and every one of us...has been called. We have a directive from God. We are empowered by His Holy Spirit... Present yourself to your friends. Offer them the kingdom of God, and love, and then let God do His Work. You don't have to make anyone believe. Just offer them the opportunity to believe.

Luke 10:1-15

Each and every one of us, I believe, is called to ministry. Every man, woman, and child that knows the Lord Jesus Christ is called to ministry. When Jesus left, when He was on His way up to go back to His Father in the cloud, He said to His disciples, “Go, therefore, into all nations making disciples.” Throughout His ministry, He called us, He commanded us, He instructed us, He encouraged us, to love one another. Do you know…
We need to be about welcoming people into the kingdom of God. Mentoring them, blessing them, caring for them, because it is what Jesus would do, and when we welcome them, we welcome Him.

Luke 9:51-62

(Beginning is cut off.) All God desires from us is that we pray, that we seek Him, and that we have relationship with Him, and when we have relationship with Him, He says He will give us what we ask. And when He says, “I will give you what you ask,” it’s not about giving us gold and mansions and the finer things in life. It is giving us what we need in order to perform the service that He’s…