Contributed on Feb 24, 2021
A sermon about the power of confession and restitution to free us from toxic guilt. The concept for this sermon comes from Andy Stanley's book "Enemies of the Heart."
It Came From Within: Guilt Introduction We often look for things external to ourselves as the causes of our problems. While sociologists and psychologists are correct to point to the ways in which things like our families, religious experiences, neighborhoods, and the like shape who we are there ...read more
Contributed on Feb 10, 2021
Jesus teaches that the things that defile a person are the things that come from the heart. This sermon offers four habits to be cultivated as means of grace to allow the Spirit room to root out the sin that lurks within our hearts.
It Came From Within Introduction Growing up spending many days at my grandfather's home we watched television a lot. While I was a child of the 80s, we also watched old films. There were those that put my young mind in suspense with titles like The Creature From the Black Lagoon and It Came ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2021
This sermon is adapted from Andy Stanley's book Enemies of the Heart. Anger is a prison that can only be escaped by forgiveness.
It Came From Within: Anger Introduction We have been talking about the enemies of the heart. Jesus said that it is from within the core of our being that all of life's issues flow, the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are four enemies of the heart that can cause blockages that keep us from ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2021
This sermon is adapted from Andy Stanley's book "Enemies of the Heart." It is about the idol of greed and how the habit of generosity overthrows it.
It Came From Within: Greed Introduction Luke 12:15-21 NIV 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” 16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant ...read more
Contributed on Mar 17, 2021
Sermon in series about the heart based on the book "Enemies of the Heart" by Andy Stanley. In order to overcome jealousy, we must develop the habit of presenting all of our desires to the Lord and celebrating the blessings He bestows on others.
It Came From Within: Jealousy Each of the enemies of the heart we have talked about in this series has been about debt. Guilt says, "I owe you." Anger says, "You owe me." Greed says, "I owe me." The fourth issue is jealousy and it also is related to debt. Jealousy ...read more