Sermons from May 2022
Do you rule your money … or does your desire for more money rule over you? In part 2 of Pastor Donnie Johnson’s Sunday teaching series, “Rival Gods,” he examines Jesus’ parable of the dishonest manager, found in Luke 16, to find the perspective we should have about the wealth and resources God has given us to steward in this life. Recorded on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Liferoads Church in Spokane, Washington.
Pastor Donnie says that we should think about the Christian life as an ongoing process of submitting our lives to Christ, worshipping the true God, and getting rid of any rivals to Him. Over the next three weeks, Pastor Donnie will look at the big three rivals for Christians today are money, sex and power.
Are you allowing your mind to be conformed by the world? Allow God to transform you and renew you. Surrender your will to God’s will.
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.