Sermons on Trust
Today’s introductory message to a new summer series on the Book of James focuses on the first four verses, the background of the author (the brother of Jesus), and James’ immediate encouragement to believers to count all suffering and trials as joy … say what? How do we do that? Pastor Donnie gives specific help to do just that.
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?
Pastor Craig from our sister church, Mission Church, delivers a great message that reminds us that God is still in control even when things may seem difficult.
God uses Elisha to provide, heal and to point to Jesus. God will use what little we have to make much. Be tenacious an trusting in faith. – All is well with my soul –
The time of Elijah was very different than now, but humans are not so different. We need to know who God is and who we are. Ask God to help us identify our idols and take them to task.
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.
Joshua 1:1-9 Why Joshua should be strong and courageous:1. God’s promise2. Spiritual practices3. God’s Presence Numbers 13:16Romans 8:31-39
Through this series we want you to become fearless; or at the very least, that you would fear less.
Have you ever found yourself worrying about the future? In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that we are not supposed to be anxious about tomorrow.
Faith preceded the law. It is not by following rules that we are redeemed it is by faith. What is your faith growth plan?