Sermons by Donnie Johnson (Page 8)

Sermons by Donnie Johnson (Page 8)

Now What?

Liferoads has made a big move. We moved buildings. Now What? First let’s ask, “Who are we?” We are rooted in the Bible as truth. We are Jesus is center. As Peter told Jesus, “To whom would we go? You have words of eternal life.” Let us prayerfully consider what God is calling us to next – in bringing life abundant (Jn 10:10b).

Turn and Receive Grace

A crippled man is healed through Peter and he tells the crowd, “You have put to death the author of life, but God has raised Him [so repent and receive His grace].” This is a metaphor for us, crippled and in need of His healing. Turn to His grace.

Signs of Life – Gentleness

Words can hurt deeply and can heal beautifully. Gentleness or Meekness is power under control. Jesus had/has the power beyond the universe and his yoke is easy.

Signs of Life – Patience

Often out impatience is due to our table not matching up with Gods. Ultimately it could be a trust issue. Trust God, be patient. His timing is perfect.

Signs of Life – Peace

The Apostle Paul gives us an action plan in Philippians 4 for what to do when peace is replaced with anxiety and how to cultivate an environment of peace.

Signs of Life – Joy

Joy (Happiness) is such an important emotion for us. But it isn’t the source. God is the source, Joy is the fruit. Let your joy be free of circumstances and be filled from the Lord. “The world is poor because her fortune is buried in the sky and all her treasure maps are of earth.” –Calvin Miller

Earthly Tents

We need to keep in mind that we are earthly tents, temporary dwellings that will be packed up when we head home to Heaven. “So that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.” But what we do in this world echos into eternity.