Sermons on Faith

Paul’s Reasons for Being Thankful

1 Thessalonians 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting 1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. The Thessalonians’ Faith and Example 2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God…

A New Year’s Charge

1 Timothy 6:11-16 ESV Fight the Good Fight of Faith 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in…

Help is Near

Isaiah 61   English Standard Version (ESV) The Year of the Lord‘s Favor 61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,     because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor;     he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,     and the opening of the prison…

The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23   English Standard Version (ESV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Discussion Questions What does quality time with Jesus look like? What steps can you take this week to spend quality time with Jesus?

To Enter the Kingdom

Luke 18:18-34  English Standard Version (ESV) The Rich Ruler 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not…

Unity in the Incarnation

Philippians 2:1-11 New International Version (NIV) Imitating Christ’s Humility 2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in…

Is it Worth it?

Luke 9:57-62 New International Version The Cost of Following Jesus 57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 59 He said…

God’s Love for Us

1 John 4:7-21  English Standard Version (ESV) God Is Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only…