Sermons from December 2018

Sermons from December 2018

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…

WONDERFUL COUNSELOR & MIGHTY GOD (Part 1)

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…

I Am The Way

Sermon Handout 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…

Add Waiting

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…