The next sermon in our series Encountering Jesus through John’s Gospel, focusing on the beginning of chapter 13 and the call on each of our lives to be have servant hearted love for all that people God entrusts to us.
This stand alone sermon from Romans 12 looks at how the Gospel helps us worship, be transformed, learn to be discerning, and avoid the pitfalls of worldliness as we help any and all that God entrusts to us to help.
Dear Friends, It’s embarrassing, really. Abram, newly settled in the land God has shown him, and fresh off the experience of hearing God vow to him that he and his family will be blessed, finds himself facing famine in this new land of promise. The story points out to us that the fact that God has promised to bless His children doesn’t mean we won’t face hardship along the way. So Abram and his wife Sarai sojourn to Egypt to survive. But…
Dear Friends, Anthropologist Margaret Mead once observed that “everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.” The author of the book Roots, Alex Haley said “nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.” And children’s book authors Charles and Ann Morse said “a child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” The Bible is more specific. A grandparent is to be thinking carefully about how…
Dear Friends, You’ve probably heard it said that there are two things we should not discuss in polite company – religion and politics. If you google “things not to discuss in polite company,” you’ll see that many other topics have been added to that list, but those two remain at the top. The reason is simple. Politics and religion are divisive. And being divisive is rarely a virtue (although it’s worth noting that the same Jesus who prayed for us to be…
Jesus talked more about money than almost any other subject in the Bible. He said, “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). That means we declare something to be truly important when we invest our money in it.
Everything we have belongs to God. He has entrusted us to be good stewards and to invest our resources – our time, our talents and our treasure – wisely. It is a privilege to be God’s instruments on earth and take the good news of Jesus to a broken, hurting world.
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