Sermons on Spiritual Life
Christianity is a team sport. In Ephesians chapter 4, we are told the goal of this Christian life, both individually and together as believers in the body of Christ.
What do you do with the inevitable fear and anxieties of this life? Pastor Donnie Johnson uses the story in Isaiah 36 and 37 as an example of what Christians should do when faced with scary situations, whether real or imagined, that cause anxiety and worry. In that passage, King Hezekiah was faced with a very real existential threat when Jerusalem was surrounded by the threat and might of the Assyrian Army, bent on destroying the King and his capital city. How did the king respond? And what did the Lord do for Hezekiah?
Is your mindset important for your spiritual life? The word “mindset” doesn’t appear in Scripture, but it does appear flipped around as the phrase “set your mind,” and is very important, according to Pastor Donnie Johnson in part 2 of his teaching series, “Love God with All Your Mind.” For example, the way that you think about God, yourself and the world affects your prayer life greatly, and other essential elements of the Christian life.
What is the greatest commandment? According to Jesus it is “…you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” In this introduction to his new teaching series, Pastor Donnie Johnson focuses on how to “Love God with All Your Mind” and explains why protecting one’s mind and thought life is so vital to living the Christian life.
Matthew 6:13 Our spiritual life should be a part of our prayer life Be prepared for trials and temptation Ephesians 6:12-13 3. Jesus offers leadership and deliverance John 16:33
Matthew 6:12Matthew 6:14-15 3 Key Principles of Forgiveness:1. Forgiven people need to be forgiving people Ephesians 4:322. Forgiveness is “paying it forward”3. The one who asks us to forgive provides us the help to forgive
Matthew 6:11 Remember that prayer is about more than our needs Every good thing in our life is a gift Life is best lived one day at a time Matthew 6:25-34Philippians 4:6-7John 6:31-35
Matthew 6:10Philippians 3:20 This prayer humbles us Our allegiance belongs to King Jesus Jesus will be victorious Three Pastoral insights for this political moment:– Treat people with kingdom values– Engage with politics and government as a kingdom citizen– Jesus reigns and He is our hope Revelation 7:9-10Matthew 6:9-13
Getting to know Jesus is our goal. We want to build a relationship with Him through the practice of prayer.
Gathering to worship with the church is a practice that helps us to abide in Christ. The church is a “who” far more than it is a “where.” People are worshipers by nature; they don’t choose whether they will worship, they can only decide who or what to worship. The church gathers to worship God together.
Bible Reading Jeremiah 15:16Matthew 4:42 Timothy 3:16-17Hebrews 4:12John 17:17
John 3:16-171 John 2:15-17John 17:14-18Romans 12:2James 1:27Matthew 5:13-16