Sermons from October 2018

Sermons from October 2018

Add Love

In today’s society the term “Christian” often gets used as an adjective. We have Christian music, Christian books, and Christian schools. However, in the Bible, the term “Christian” is never used as an adjective; it is always used as a noun. And what do nouns need in order to make sentences? Nouns need verbs, and the same is true of your discipleship. In other words, to be a Christian requires you to add some verbs to your faith. Today, we…

I Am The Bread

After feeding the 5000 physically, Jesus fed them spiritually by presenting the “bread of life” discourse. In this teaching, Jesus referred to Himself as “the bread of heaven” four times (John 6:32, 41, 50, 58), “the bread of life” two times (John 6:35, 48), and the “bread of God” (John 6:33) as well as the “living bread” (John 6:51) each one time. Why did Jesus associate His identity with bread? Sermon Handout 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread…

Doers Wanted

In today’s society the term “Christian” often gets used as an adjective. We have Christian music, Christian books, and Christian schools. However, in the Bible, the term “Christian” is never used as an adjective; it is always used as a noun. And what do nouns need in order to make sentences? Nouns need verbs, and the same is true of your discipleship. In other words, to be a Christian requires you to add some verbs to your faith. Sermon Handout…

The Great I AM

When Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am,” He received a variety of responses, none of which were correct (Mark 8:27-28). When He asked His disciples, “Who do you say that I am,” Peter responded correctly, saying, “You are the Christ” (Mark 8:29). If posed this same question, how would you answer, and what would be the basis for your response? Let’s revisit the identity of Jesus by asking, “who did Jesus say He is”? Sermon…
Upside Down

The Givers

The Beatitudes are typically associated with the nine statements of blessing that appear in Matthew 5:2-12; however, these are not the only “blessed” statements attributed to Jesus. In Acts 20:35, Paul quoted Jesus as saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Although this statement is not recorded in the Gospels, it does succinctly summarize the attitude of Jesus in regards to wealth in the kingdom of heaven. Sermon Handout In all things I have shown you that…