Sermons on Kingdom

Sermons on Kingdom

Great Expectations

Why do we fail to launch? Or, to ask it another way, why do we fail to initiate our God-given mission? One reason might be because we possess unrealistic or unfulfilled expectations. Such appears to be the case with the most notorious character in all of scripture. What do we know about Judas and how might his expectations affected his decision to betray Jesus? More importantly, how might our expectations prevent us from launching like Judas? Sermon Handout 14 Then one…

You Are Sealed

Sometimes you receive a gift that you don’t quite understand how to use and sometimes you receive a gift that you intentionally or unintentionally abuse. One blessing that Paul identifies in Ephesians 1:13-14 that might qualify as such a gift is the Holy Spirit with whom he says believers “were sealed.” How are believers sealed with the Holy Spirit? What makes the Holy Spirit a “gift”? What is the benefit of being sealed by the Holy Spirit? Sermon Handout EPHESIANS…

You Are Free

One of our “in Christ” blessings that can be easily overlooked is our freedom. When we think about freedom, we tend to think about our freedom to worship without the threat of interference or persecution. While that is a great freedom in this country it is not a blessing promised to Christians in Scripture. The freedom that passages such as Galatians 5:1 and Romans 8:2 is offering is freedom from the Law. So, in this lesson we want to explore…

You Are Destined

Predestination is a controversial subject even though it is a biblical subject. Paul said in Ephesians 1:5 that God “predestined us for adoption.” What does that mean? Does it mean that God has predetermined our eternal state or does it mean something else? Predestination is identified as one of our spiritual blessings, so should we not be concerned with understanding it? In this lesson we will try to examine the biblical doctrine of predestination so that we can understand and…

Envisioning Jesus

After John provided his introductory statements explaining the purpose of the book of Revelation, the first thing he records is a vision of Jesus that He witnessed on the island of Patmos while he “was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day” (Revelation 1:9-10 What is the significance of this vision? What does it tell us about Jesus? How does it relate to the crisis facing the churches of Revelation? Why do Christians today need this vision of Jesus? Sermon…

You Are Heard

Scripture repeatedly presents prayer as a privilege (Matthew 7:7-8; Philippians 4:6; James 5:16; 1 John 5:14-15) and an expectation (Matthew 6:5-7; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17), and, yet, it is so easy for us to neglect prayer. Why is prayer such a big deal? More importantly, why should we view prayer as a blessing? And, if prayer is so important, then should we not always be trying to improve our practice of it? Sermon Handout 1 JOHN 5:13-15…

You Are Chosen

Paul says in Ephesians 1:3 that God “has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing.” What do those spiritual blessings include? One spiritual blessing is that God “chose us.” Being chosen is the result of somebody intentionally setting their affection on you, and the Bible presents God’s love as something that was intentionally set on His people. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than through the life of the prophet Hosea. So, today we consider what we can learn about…