Sermon Series
  • 1. #2 -- Providence

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    We are called to look beyond this world to the Lord--he is always our help.

    All Problems Solved? Last week we looked at our first song for the road, the first of the Psalms of Ascent – and it was one that got us going on the road of faith by reminding us of the need to repent. It wasn’t the happiest psalm. But it was an important one. It set things in perspective. It more

  • 2. #3 -- Worship

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2006
    based on 39 ratings

    Three reasons why we are called to worship together as God’s people.

    Why Do We Worship Together? Today every one of us got out of bed and got ready and came to this church to spend our morning singing hymns and songs, to pray together, to listen to God’s word, and to share fellowship with one another. And this is happening right now at churches all across our more

  • 3. #4 -- Servanthood

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    We are each called to serve one another out of the love for the Lord, not the praise of people.

    Introduction Have this ever happened to you: You went what you thought was out of your way to do something for someone and your efforts went completely unnoticed? They simply took what you’ve done for granted. Have you ever done a good deed and not been thanked or recognized? Worse, have you more

  • 4. #5 -- Help

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2006
    based on 15 ratings

    God helps those who rely not on themselves but on Him.

    “God helps those who help themselves” Have you ever heard the expression, “God helps those who help themselves”? What does this saying mean? Does it mean that God only helps those who can help themselves? At the very least this saying seems to suggest to me that we can help ourselves somewhat. more

  • 5. #6 -- Security

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    It is in God that we find and have security.

    A Secure World? Do you think we live in a secure world? If you don’t, you’re not alone. And let’s face it, there isn’t much reason to feel secure about our world. The conflict in the Middle East has reached what is likely an uneasy ceasefire. British authorities recently discovered, and more

  • 6. #7 -- Joy

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Having joy is not dependent on circumstances but comes from God, is Jesus-specific, and something that we are called to practice.

    Introduction: A Joyless World As we continue listening to these songs for the road, we come to a song of joy. To begin I want to read a couple of quotes about joy. C.S. Lewis once said this: “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition, when infinite joy is more

  • 7. #9 -- Happiness

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    True happiness comes not from seeking our own happiness but from seeking the happiness of others.

    The Endless Pursuit of Happiness I don’t know how many of you have read the American Declaration of Independence, but it says this: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these more

  • 8. #11 -- Sin

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    We need acknowledge our sin for what it is and let this bring us before God, we need to realize that only God can forgive and restore, and that we do this right now--there is no need to wait, for God is waiting for us!

    Introduction There is a story about the late American President Calvin Coolidge going to church on a Sunday when his wife was unable to attend with him. When he returned from the service in the afternoon she wanted to know what the pastor preached about. Coolidge told her, “Sin.” Thinking that more

  • 9. #12 -- Humility

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus teaches us three things about humility: it starts at the bottom, it grows out of gratitude, and it is an act of faith.

    “Oh, it’s hard to be humble . . .!” Have you ever heard that little tune, “Oh, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re prefect in every way?” It’s a little tune I remember from growing up. And I read a couple of stories this week that sort of illustrate this song very well. The first was about more

  • 10. #13 -- Covenant

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    Our God is a covenant-God, not a contract-God, and the covenant that He had made with us is based on His character and is embodied in an unconditional commitment. It is on the basis of His covenant with us, through the blood of Jesus Christ, that we as a

    Introduction: Making Vows Our passage, Psalm 132, is the longest of the Psalms of Ascent. While most of these 15 psalms are less than 10 verses long, and with some having as few as 3 verses, Psalm 132 has 18 verses. And on the surface it reads like the most complicated of the bunch. It’s the more