Contributing sermons since May 12, 2018
Contributed on Aug 16, 2018
We may lose our health … our job … our friends … but we will never lose God. He will never leave us nor forsake us. “I will love with an everlasting love,” He promises (Jeremiah 31:3). “I the Lord do not change,” God promises" in Malachi 3:6.
I make promises all the time … and I always intend on keeping them every time I make them. But you know what? I don’t always keep them … not all of them … try as hard as I might. I’m going to let you down sometimes … disappoint you .. if I haven’t already. I’m gonna break a promise. But guess ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2018
Holy! Holy! Holy is the Lord God Almighty, amen? What His holiness demanded, His grace provided in Jesus Christ our Lord. We walk around today wearing the holiness of Jesus Christ. When God looks at me, He sees the holiness of the blessed Savior.
Pastor and author John MacArthur remembers a conversation that he once had with a well-known charismatic pastor who told MacArthur that Jesus sometimes comes into his bathroom while he’s shaving in the morning and puts his arms around him and they talk together. I love MacArthur’s incredulous ...read more
Contributed on Aug 6, 2018
God wants us to be people of love and joy and peace. He wants to breathe into us the qualities of generosity, integrity, humility, and self-discipline. The disciples of Christ are “inspired” people ... Inspired by God's Holy Spirit.
Let’s go back to the beginning of this chapter … back to verse 1 (Philippians 2:1-5): “If then there is any encouragement in Christ … any consolation from love … any sharing in the Spirit … any compassion and sympathy … make my joy complete … be of the same mind … having the same love … being in ...read more
Contributed on Jul 26, 2018
Agape is the highest form of love … the love that everyone wants to receive but few are ready to give because of the sacrifice involved. How can anyone receive agape if no one is willing to live and to share and to give agape?
Eleven adults and 26 high school students loaded into three vans in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church in Hartselle, Alabama, said good-by to family and friends and home and drove over 700 miles to a little town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Two of the adult leaders had been ...read more
Contributed on Jul 16, 2018
There is something about doing the right thing that brings a “joy” … a sense of peace, assurance, righteousness … that comes from doing the right thing for the right reason … whatever may befall us as we do the right thing for right reason.
THE CHARACTER OF A DISCIPLE: JOY Scripture: 1st Peter 1:3-9 We are all familiar with the horrors that Jesus went through during His arrest and crucifixion: The betrayal. Being abandoned by His Disciples and followers. Dragged before angry and determined religious authorities. The ...read more