Contributed on Jul 29, 2016
As the bride of Christ we take His name, we bare His name. Are we living our lives in vanity, poorly reflecting His name? Or are we allowing our lives to glorify His name?
(Exodus 20:7 NASB) "7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain." This is one of the Ten Commandments I have misunderstood more than any other in the 17 years I have known the Lord: Don't take the Lord's name ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2016
God has a habit of picking people who have been passed over. All the great men and women of scripture were unqualified
Are You Qualified? 1. CONTRAST: HUMANLY SPEAKING THERE WAS A GREAT CONTRAST BETWEEN DAVID AND GOLIATH. " A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. He was over nine feet tall. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze ...read more
Contributed on Jun 24, 2016
The ability to be weak in the presence of God is an invitation for His Presence to be strong within us.
2 Corinthians 12:9 Joke: A job applicant was asked, “What would you consider to be your main strengths and weaknesses?” “Well,” he began, “my main weakness would definitely be my issues with reality. Sometimes I have a little trouble telling what’s real ...read more
Contributed on Jul 16, 2016
I AM is a complete statement when made by God, but how about us? What do we add to that statement when describing ourselves? Is it accurate? Is it honest?
Exodus 3:13-14 (Exodus 3:13-14 NASB) "13 Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?" 14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He ...read more
Contributed on Aug 4, 2016
We find freedom in identifying with Jesus Christ; we find power in identifying who He is.
Life's Biggest Question Introduction: Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to discuss here in service what it meant to be the bride of Christ as we examined what we called engagement gifts that He has given to each of His us as disciples of Christ. And we concluded that the greatest of the gifts ...read more
Contributed on Aug 13, 2016
We do not obtain the blessings of God because we deserve them. We obtain them because He loves us and it brings Him glory.
Who Gets Your Blessing? One of the most dramatically unqualified biblical heroes I can think of is Jacob. He was a liar, a con, a trickster, a fraud. He spent much of his life haunted by bad decisions and exiled to the chaos of self-inflicted consequences. And yet God called him, chose him, and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2016
There is nothing we can do to prove our worth, Jesus has already done that.
Intro: Have ever been told that you weren’t good enough; maybe by someone at work or school? Maybe by a friend or loved one. Maybe you simply felt that way as you compared yourself to others or even to the standard of God’s word? Typically, in a sermon you would experience these types of probing ...read more