Sermons by Donnie Johnson
Elijah’s expectation of Israel’s response to the slaughter of the prophets was met with a harsh reality. He went from a mountain top moment to running for his life. The LORD comes close, encourages and guides him again.
God provides! We look at a story of how God provides for Elijah in remarkable ways Though God’s provision for you will not likely come from ravens dropping food He will provide generously and powerfully in your life.
We tend to think of Old Testament times as so different from our own – full of strange, old-fashioned problems that we might have trouble relating to in our modern era. When we take a closer look, though, we find that our times are not much different from theirs in some of the most important ways. Sure, our lives are different because of technology and modern conveniences, but the challenge of where we should place our hope and the battle between the true God and rival gods remains. Our times have their own false gods that demand our allegiance and tempt us to turn our eyes away from the living God. We will be looking at a key story each week from the lives of Elijah and Elisha in 1 and 2 Kings. These stories will help us understand and remember how to place our faith firmly in the true God in a time of widespread unbelief.
Paul completes his third missionary journey in Jerusalem where he is confronted with all sorts of trouble. In the midst of riot and arrest, Paul keeps a ‘hope filled – Big God’ perspective. Paul takes the opportunity of a riotous crowd to preach the good news of Christ through his testimony.
Acts 16:6-10Acts 16:11-15Acts 16:16-24Acts 16:25-40
Acts 14:24-28Acts 15:1-6Acts 15:7Galatians 2:11-14Acts 15:7-11Acts 15:11Acts 15:12-21Acts 15:22-35
Acts 13:1-3Acts 13:13-15Acts 13: 16-52Acts 13:52
Acts 11:19-30 3 Signs of maturity from the life of Barnabas1. An interest in what God is doing in other parts of the world2. Being invested in God’s work in the people around you3. Growth in character and growth in spirituality
Acts 10:1-16 1 – This Story gives us a “God’s eye view” of our spiritual practices and generosity Acts 10:25-48 2 – The Gospel crosses all human barriers Isaiah 49:6Galatians 3:28 3 – God is always at work and we are sent to join Him in His work
Acts 6:8-15Acts 7:1-3Acts 7:51-60Acts 8:1-3John 11:25-26 3 Lessons from the life and death of Stephen It’s important to know your place in God’s big story Faith in Jesus prepares us to handle trouble well God brings good out of bad