Contributed on Apr 13, 2005
Although it is true that God wants to bring His children joy, it is surprisingly true that we can bring God joy too! (these sermons parallel Rick Warren’s "Purpose Driven Life" chapters, in this case, ch.8-14; but they are not a repeat, rather same theme
Bringing Joy to God Introduction 1. Just how personal and emotional is God? 2. The answer: Very! 3. G. Walter Hansenin, Christianity Today wrote, “I am spellbound by the intensity of Jesus’ emotions: Not a twinge of pity, but heartbroken compassion; not a passing irritation, but ...read more
Contributed on Apr 14, 2005
The answer to life’s meaning is not within us; it can be found only in a relationship with God. This sermon parallels & compliments Rick Warren’s "Purpose Driven Life" (ch.1-7) but is not a rehash. It takes the theme and looks at it from a different an
It’s About God (topical) 1. “It’s not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or evne your happiness.” Rick Warren 2. Yet, at the same time, there is no life more fulfilling or deeper than a God-centered life. 3. Life ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2005
God’s template for church gatherings is straightforward. Let’s look at four focuses that describe what a church should accomplish internally, though not always all at once, but through its overall ministry.
Church 101 (Acts 2:40-47) 1. Sometimes people do not like to think too much: A fellow stopped at a gas station and, after filling the tank on his car, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and he watched a couple of men working along the roadside. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2005
(parallels but not a rehash of the theme of The "Purpose Driven Life," chapters 22-28) Just as most children want to grow up, so Christians naturally want to mature in their Christian lives. Understanding the two elements involved in growth will give us
A Godly Purpose (topical) 1. Spring is coming and part of spring is wildlife. Did you know that... The color in a butterfly’s wings does not come from pigment. The color is produced prism-like by light reflected by their transparent wing scales. Stranger yet, no moth or butterfly eats ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2005
Parallels but not just a rehash of Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life, the LAST 5 chapters. When it comes to reaching people for Christ, God’s plan is YOU. There is no Plan B.
You Are Plan A. There is No Plan B 1. God’s plans are often beautiful in their simplicity. 2. And we are part of that plan. 3. If you or I were to win one person to Christ, and then each of us won one person to Christ every year, and those folks won one a year, the number of believers ...read more