Sermons (Page 3)

Sermons (Page 3)

U Turns Allowed

After spending some time in the belly of a fish, Jonah finally heeded God’s call to go to Nineveh and preach. In the third chapter of Jonah, we discover not only Jonah’s message (3:4), but also Nineveh’s response to Jonah’s preaching (3:5-9) and God’s response to Nineveh’s repentance (3:10). This results in the greatest miracle in the entire book—the grace of a holy and righteous God on an unjust but penitent people. As a result, we look to Nineveh to…
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The Pure In Heart

In Matthew 5:8, Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” God has always possessed an interest in the heart of man instead of the appearance of man (1 Samuel 16:7). That is why the heart is repeatedly at the heart of Jesus’ teaching (Matthew 6:21; Mark 7:21-23; 12:30; Luke 6:45). In this lesson, we will explore why God looks at the heart and what it will require to possess a pure heart. Sermon Handout…

The Forever City

After the Hallelujah chorus praises God for who He is and what He has done (Revelation 19:1-2), attention turns to what God is going to do. Revelation chapters 19 through 22 address what God will do when Jesus returns, and these chapters do so by focusing on three primary metaphors: 1) The Best Ever Wedding, 2) The Last Ever Battle, and 3) The Forever City. Tonight we will explore the forever city to discover the description of heaven so that…
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The Merciful

In Matthew 5:7, Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” This is not the only time Jesus spoke about mercy. In Luke 6:36, He said, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.” Mercy is a rare quality among the kingdoms of men but it is an essential quality within the kingdom of heaven. In this lesson, we will explore what it means to be merciful, identify why mercy matters, and examine the nature of mercy.…