Contributed on Oct 18, 2021
Our sinful nature and the world we live in teaches us to be self-centered. We are prone to think it is all about us, but it is not. It's all about God. In this series based on Max Lucado's book, It's Not About Me, we will explore how to live a God-centered life.
A. Have you heard about the guy who said, “Some people call me self-centered, but that’s enough about them”? 1. Maybe you’ve known someone like that – someone who lived life like it was all about them. 2. To be honest, there was a time in my life when I was way too much like that. B. I heard a ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2021
Our God is great and is full of glory. Just a glimpse of that glory made a difference for Moses, Stephen and Paul. And like them getting a glimpse of God's glory will transform and empower us.
Introduction: A. You’ve heard it said: “There are two sure things in life: #1 – There is a God, and #2 – You are not Him!” 1. In our new series that we began last week, we are working to understand those two realities – there is a God and you and I are not Him. 2. We must realize that it’s not ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2021
While it is wrong and inappropriate for us to make it all about us and to devote our lives to self-promotion, it is altogether right and good to make it all about God and for God to be engaged in divine self-promotion.
A. One day a little boy was overheard talking to himself as he strutted on to the baseball diamond wearing his baseball cap and toting a ball and bat, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world,” he announced. 1. Then, he tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, and missed. 2. “Strike One!” he ...read more
Contributed on Nov 8, 2021
The aim of this sermon is to help us to capture a vision of God's holiness so that we realize that we must take God's holiness as seriously as God does and to strive to be holy like God is.
A. One day Charlie Brown and Lucy and Linus were lying on the ground, looking up at the sky. 1. Lucy says, “Aren’t the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton. I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by.” 2. Then Lucy says, “If you use your imagination, you can see lots of ...read more
Contributed on Nov 15, 2021
As we come to understand that it is all about God and not about us, we must understand that God is eternal, but life is short, and so we must live for God with an eternal perspective.
Introduction: A. One day a man was speaking with God and he asked him, “God is it true that to you a thousand years is just a minute?” “That’s true,” God replied. 1. The man continued, “And is it true that to you a million dollars is like a penny?” “Yes, That’s true,” God said. 2. Then the man ...read more
Contributed on Nov 22, 2021
Because everything around us is always changing, it is so good to know that our God never changes. God's consistent character, unchanging Word, promises and purposes gives us great strength and stability. How wonderful that we can hold to God's unchanging hand!
A. Let’s begin by considering this statement: Everything changes, nothing stays the same, except for God. 1. Think about how travel has changed over time: a. When George Washington traveled from Virginia to Washington D.C. by horseback, it would take him ten days traveling at a speed of 25 miles ...read more
Contributed on Dec 7, 2021
God is not just loving, rather God is love. The fact that God is love is seen in God loving God, God loving His children, His children loving God, and His children loving one another.
Introduction: A. The late television personality Art Linkletter became famous for his refreshing and humorous conversations with children. 1. One of his most memorable exchanges took place when he asked a little boy about the picture he was drawing. 2. The little boy said: “It’s a picture of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 13, 2021
After Moses had beheld God's glory on Mt. Sinai, he could not help but reflect God's glory. That is God's will and plan for us. We are supposed to behold God, become like God, then reflect God to others.
A. Our mission as children of God and disciples of Jesus Christ is to behold and to reflect our God. 1. Let’s begin with two illustrations – one about beholding and the other about reflecting. B. We are all familiar with the saying: “You Are What You Eat.” 1. I like this meme: “They say you are ...read more
Contributed on Jan 10, 2022
If we are not careful, we can get in the way of sharing the good news about Jesus and begin to make the message about us. But our message and our ministry must be all about Him and not about us. We must lift Him up, and He will draw people to Himself.
A. I read about a minister who gave an unusual sermon one Sunday. 1. He used a peanut to make several important points about the wisdom of God in nature. 2. One of the church members greeted him on the way out and said, “Very interesting sermon, Preacher, I never expected to learn so much from a ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2022
Even when it comes to our salvation, it's all about God. We are saved by God's grace and not by our works. Salvation in Christ is spelled "done," not "do." That's why it's all about God and why it is good news.
A. Here’s a little cooking humor to get us started: There’s a Hollywood recipe for chicken soup and the instructions begin: “First, bring four cups of Perrier water to a boil.” 1. One cook reported that they found a very easy cookie recipe that said to put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat it, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2022
Ultimately everything and everyone belong to God. This includes our lives and our bodies. Christians must dedicate their bodies to God and must use them only as God wills.
A. The practice of house-sitting and house-sitters has been around for a long time. 1. Perhaps you have used a house-sitter or been a house-sitter. 2. People often use house-sitters if they have pets or plants that they want someone to look after when on vacation. B. But there’s a newer ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2022
Do our struggles and suffering have a reason or a purpose? God can use our struggles and suffering to bring Him glory. But we must make our struggles all about God, and not about us.
A. As I meditated on suffering and struggles this week, these ideas came forth in my mind: Suffering is paradoxical. Suffering is bad and good. Suffering is painful and helpful. Suffering is confusing and enlightening. Suffering isolates and builds community. Suffering may lead to death or ...read more
Contributed on Feb 7, 2022
It is God who gives us all our abilities and opportunities. Any success we experience is all because of God, and we must give all glory to God. In this sermon, we see what happened to three men in the Bible when they did or didn't give glory to God for their abilities.
A. We are nearing the end of our sermon series “It’s All About God – Living A God-Centered Life.” 1. I hope this series has been inspiring and enlightening and challenging for you. 2. In the first half of the series, we sought to get a clearer picture of our God. 3. We sought to behold God’s ...read more
Contributed on Feb 14, 2022
This sermon brings this sermon series to an end. Since it should be our goal to make our lives all about God, then we should do our best to protect God's good name by our life of integrity and character. We are God's ambassadors and let's be the best ambassadors we can be.
A. Today’s sermon brings to a conclusion our sermon series “It’s All About God – Living A God-Centered Life.” 1. It has been a real joy and a real blessing for me to develop this sermon series using Max Lucado’s book “It’s Not About You” as a resource. 2. We have spent three months of Sundays ...read more