Sermons on Christian Living
Sermon Begins 24:15 John 11: 38-44 Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead 38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39 “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.” 40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” 41 So they took…
Sermon Begins: 0:00 Luke 19: 1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked…
The Widow didn’t say __Someone_____ _Else___. The Widow didn’t seek ____Attention______. The Widow gained the ___Approval______ of Jesus The Widow’s offering was ___Grace ____ __Giving____. A __Response___ to what God has done for us. An act of ___Worship______. It was a ____Blessing____ to others.
Acts 20:32-35 When did your first experience the __Christmas_____ Shift? The Shift is about __Maturity______. God uses the Shift to ___Distribute_____ ____Resources_____. To ___Benefit______ all. To ___Balance_____ our lives. To ___Maximize______ impact. The ___Christmas____ Shift is about the arrival of __Jesus____.
Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-11 Definition of a Balanced Life: Determining what is most ___important_______ and using your resources accordingly. Three Resource Books: Date__book. Check book. Face__book. The Ant knows: What_____ to do. When_______ to do it. Misconceptions about a Balanced Life: Equal _parts___ to all __things_____. Only pursue that which makes you _happy__. I should do as _others____ do. What __steps_____ do I need to take?
Acts 11:25-30 New International Version (NIV) 25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread…
Luke 4:14-21 Jesus Knew what He was ___About______. Jesus knew what the __World______ needed. Jesus was willing to ___Pay___ the ___Price___. “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. Frederick Buechner How Do We Get There? What gives you __Life____? Where can I make a __Difference______? Be willing to make _Waves___.
Ephesians 5:15-20 New International Version (NIV) 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always…
Scripture Reading: John 4:1-26
How often are we resistant to the changes that occur in our lives – only to find out in hindsight that what we were doing all the long was resisting God? Are you allowing the world to change you or are you allowing the Holy Spirit to change the world through you?
Acts 28:1-10 Paul’s Shipwreck Experience: Paul receives a __welcome_____ from __Barbarians____. The Islander’s poor ___Theology______. Paul is a __Sinner___. Paul is a _god_____. Paul __ministers_______ to Publius’ Father. Meeting needs __draws____ people. People who are ministered _to__, minister __too____.