Sermon Series
  • 1. Child Of God, Family Of God

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    Because we do not know who we are, we don’t know how to live. God desires that we know the incomprehensible truth that we are His family and to learn how we can act like it.

    Being the Family of God – Part One (Introduction) Rhetorical questions. How many sinners are there in this room? Can I see your hands? (Some of you know I’ve asked this before so you know better don’t you?) Why do so many of us see ourselves as sinners? Is it because…well, because we sin. more

  • 2. Paternity Testing

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    How do we know we are children of God? By the testimony of the Spirit of God. The paternity test for being a child of God is evidenced by the Spirit of God within us.

    Joke about children: You spend the first two years of your children’s life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up. Grandchildren are God’s reward for not killing your own children. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat more

  • 3. Prodigal Love

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008

    If the devil can convince you that your core identity is a sinner then you will live and act like it for the rest of your life. He knows that your actions arise from your identity, so he will try to convince you that your identity arises from your action

    Review We have been examining what it means to “be” the family of God. The past couple of weeks and this week we are looking at what it means to be a child of God. I think that we are all a bit stumped when it comes to recognizing our identity as a child of God. We are used to seeing more

  • 4. Clothed In Fine Linen

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008

    In the New Testament, the Church is not spoken of as a wife, but as a bride, betrothed or engaged, being made ready for her wedding day, the celebrated and much anticipated day when Christ comes for His church at the end of the age.

    Review Last week, we did something that probably stretched a few of you. It certainly stretched me. When God laid the impression upon me to do this, I was both apprehensive as well as excited. I knew a blessing would flow from it, and I knew that many of us would be uncomfortable. Yet, I more

  • 5. Without Spot Or Wrinkle

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008

    The idea of marriage was not first the relationship between a man and a woman, but first between God and His people.In other words, human marriage is created in the image of God’s love for us and not the other way around.

    Review – children of God, bride of Christ: Loved, desired, God takes pleasure in us. Valentines day is a few days away. So it is appropriate we cover this subject this week. Marriage, how did it begin? Whose idea was it? I have a rather interesting idea for you...marriage, as one man and more

  • 6. Family Ties

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008
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    God designed His church to be a family. Not just to act like a family, but to literally be a family.

    Opening Did you hear about the guy who was called into his doctor’s office? The doctor sat him down and said, “I’ve got some good news and bad news. Which do you want first?” “Give me the good news first.” “Ok,” the doctor said. “Your tests are back and you only have three days to live.” “That’s more

  • 7. United Like Family

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008
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    "Be united in spirit” is used to describe souls that beat together, in tune with Christ and with each other. This word is made up of two words "sun" (together with) and psuchos (soul, self, inner life, or the seat of the feelings, desires,affections). So

    Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together ---Vesta Kelly Philippians 2:1-4 (March 2) Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any more

  • 8. Following The Example Of Love

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008
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    We can try to unify around a cause, a vision, a goal, a presidential candidate, or even a need, but none of those forms of unity glorify God. They glorify the cause, the vision the goal or the candidate. It is only when we, like a piano, are each tuned

    We are fast approaching Easter, this upcoming Friday we will be celebrating (yes, celebrating) Good Friday, the day of our Lord’s crucifixion with a service that begins at 7pm. Then Sunday morning, you can expect a rousing encounter with our Risen Savior as we declare His glories! Invite your more

  • 9. First Born From The Dead

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008
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    Jesus is so much more. He is not a “copy” of God, and he is not a facsimile of God, Jesus is the exact visible image of the invisible God. And as such, He is the author of our family...the family of God.

    Today, we celebrate Easter, the incredible event in which Jesus Christ, who died on our behalf, rose again from the dead. But we really aren’t celebrating an event, but rather a Person. We aren’t worshipping an event, but a Person. For us to grasp the significance of Easter, we really need more

  • 10. One Body

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008

    This deals with the diversity of the parts of the body and how God has made each part of the body exactly the way He desires it to be. He put each part of the body where he wanted it

    Introduction: Imagine the Master Carpenter’s tools holding a conference: Brother Hammer presides, but several suggest he leave the meeting because he is too noisy. Brother Hammer replies, “If I have to leave this shop, Brother Screwdriver must go also. You have to turn him around again and more

  • 11. Tender Affection

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2008

    “To know me is to love me” is true when combined with commitment. Feelings follow commitment the same way the train follows the engine. The more you know someone (your brothers and sisters in Christ) the more you will feel the tender affections that God i

    We have been talking for 11 weeks about “being the family of God.” My question for you today is are you beginning to see yourself and the people around you in this room as family? The bible declares us as family, not only as the “family of God” but family “to one another.” It is a fact, an more