Sermons by Donnie Johnson
Do you have a private faith or a public faith? Our fait is supposed to be visible to all. It is supposed to be shared. Our faith needs to permeate our whole person because most people can’t disconnect the “message” from “the messenger.” This is why our lives have to reflect the message we are trying to communicate.
Romans 5:12-21 Romans 10:17 Psalms 16:11 John 17:3 Hebrews 10:24-25
Do you see people the way Jesus saw people? Do you find yourself looking to something or someone other than God to quench you spiritual thirst? Do you represent Jesus in fullness of grace and truth? Jesus portrayed the fullness of grace and truth, not a balance of the two, and it is important to understand the difference between these two ideas. We should be passionate because of experiencing Jesus.
If anyone could justify not resting, it would be Jesus. He had three years to start a movement that would change the world. But He still chose to rest. We should follow His example.
Creating a rhythm between work and rest is important. However, we must be sure that we do not confuse “rest” with “leisure.” We can be just as out of balance by not working enough as we can by not resting enough. Sometimes the challenge is trusting God with our rest during the time of harvest.
Our culture is 24/7 pace; it doesn’t work. We are designed to have margin. Declare freedom from this slavery and bring the Sabbath into your life and make it a day of joy. Be still and know that I am God.
When Jesus comes to His home town and some marveled at His teaching but some lacked in faith. When Jesus meets Centurion’s Servant He marveled at the Centurion’s faith. Do we marvel and Jesus teaching? Does He marvel at our faith? Go deeper with Jesus. Jesus help our unbelief.
Our work. It is a huge part of our life. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy at it. Can you offer it up to each day as a gift to God? Work like Jesus is your boss.
This is a marriage. Some times we need to get back to the simple basics and understand the foundation of relationships. Marriage is a covenant, not just an agreement, and in this covenant is the reflection of the relationship with God.
We were once darkness and now we are light. Christ rescued us from the darkness. So confess and repent, expose our lives to the light and be discerning. What will bring God glory. That is what will fulfill our every need. Walk with precision and purpose continually filled with God’s Spirit.
Take sin seriously! It wreaks havoc on our souls. We were created for something much better.
Understanding who we are in Christ sets us up to be stuards of Gods grace. Don’t be discouraged, be strengthened from the inside. Paul prays that we may know the uncomprehendable love of Christ and be filled.