Sermons by Kyle Rye, Pulpit Minister

Sermons by Kyle Rye, Pulpit Minister

DEVOTED TO PRAYER

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

WHAT FOLLOWS FOLLOW?

Sermon Handout Following is not an end unto itself. Following is actually a beginning, and, as such, following is expected to produce things. Do you know why? Because when you become a follower you are expected to be a worker. As a result, following ought to be productive, but what should following produce? 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread without…

DEVOTED TO LORD’S SUPPER

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

HARD TO FOLLOW

Sermon Handout One of the great fallacies of discipleship is that once you become a follower life gets easier. Jesus never promised an easy way. In fact, Jesus indicated in Matthew 7:13-14 that following requires you to go the hard way. In this lesson, we seek to uncover this hard truth about following and explain why following is hard as well as why following is worth it. 13 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way…

DEVOTED TO FELLOWSHIP

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

LOVE FOLLOWS

Sermon Handout The ultimate followers were the Israelites. For 40 years they followed God through the wilderness from Egypt to Canaan. In this morning’s lesson, we will examine the exodus account in an effort to determine what we can learn about following, and, in so doing, we will discover that following is related to love. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him,     and he will…

DEVOTED TO THE WORD

Sermon Handout Scriptures indicates that there is a pattern to be followed in the church that pertains to certain teachings and practices. Such a pattern is reveled in a brief description of the church that Luke provides for us (Acts 2:42-47). In these 6 narrative verses we discover 8 different practices or activities to which the early church “devoted themselves” and/or emphasized, providing for us a pattern to be followed. 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the…

FOLLOW ME

Sermon Handout As we begin a new series devoted to the study of following, we turn our attention to Jesus’ oft used phrase, “Follow Me.” On at least 9 different occasions in the Gospels, Jesus either called a person to “Follow Me” or taught that in order to receive salvation one must “Follow Me.” This instruction was and is an integral part of Jesus’ summons to discipleship. In other words, you can’t be a disciple apart from following Him. 34 “Do…

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

Due to technical difficulties, This sermon is not available by video. A Podcast option will be added soon. Sermon Handout Have you ever missed an opportunity? Did it cause you a great deal of regret? If you had the opportunity to face that opportunity again, what would you do differently. The Bible repeatedly indicates that we will encounter opportunities that we should not miss them. For example, Paul said In Ephesians 5:15-16, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as…
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FOLLOW

Due to technical difficulties, This sermon is not available by video. A Podcast option will be added soon. Sermon Handout Our theme for 2019 is “Follow,” and it is based on the response of Jesus’ first disciples to that miraculous catch of fish in Luke 5. According to verse 11, after the miraculous catch of fish, we are told that Peter, Andrew, James, and John “brought their boats to land…left everything and followed him,” referring to Jesus. This morning as…

STARTING OVER

Sermon Handout A common practice that coincides with the start of a new year is the making of new year’s resolutions. A New Year’s resolution is a personal declaration of what one intends to do at the start of a new year in order to positively change his or her life. Setting such resolutions can be beneficial because they provide a beneficial goal for you to pursue in the upcoming year. The only problem is that most resolutions are abandoned…

WONDERFUL COUNSELOR & MIGHTY GOD (Part 2)

Sermon Handout As a congregation, we do not commemorate December 25 as the birth of Jesus because the Bible does not indicate when Jesus was born nor does it instruct us to celebrate the day of His birth. However, we cannot ignore the fact that many people are thinking about Jesus during this time of the year. Thus, as the birth of Jesus is on people’s minds, whether intentionally or unintentionally, let us answer the question posed by the song…