"Jesus" Tagged Sermons
Qualities of the King
Sermon text: Isaiah 9:6-7 Over seven hundred years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah prophesied about Him coming to earth. In the midst of his prophetic announcement, Isaiah gives three descriptions and four titles for the coming Messiah. The descriptions tell us about His humanity and His servanthood. The titles give us a picture of His divinity. Together they speak of the One who is fully God and fully man, who came to save the world from sin.
Simple Truths: Joseph Edition
Sermon text: Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph of Nazareth was at a crossroads. He was engaged to Mary, but she was with child. Imagine the emotional turmoil he must have been going through! As he was planning what to do about this, he saw an angel in a dream. The angel told him the reality of who this unborn child was, and how Mary came to be pregnant. Within this well-known passage are some important truths for us. If you would like…
More Than a Light Show
Sermon text: 2 Corinthians 4:6 On the first day of creation God created light. Light dispels darkness. But light and darkness are also used in Scripture to describe good and evil. This means that light is regularly linked with Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul connects all of this in the focal passage. The same creative power God used to bring light into being is at work when someone comes to saving faith in Jesus.
I Know What Love Is
Sermon text: 1 John 3:16-17 You cannot know true love apart from accepting Jesus as your Savior and Lord. You can read about it and hear others talk about it. But you cannot have a real personal knowledge of what God’s love is unless you surrender your life to Jesus. When you do, you gain an understanding of His great gift. His crucifixion is definitely key to this, but Jesus’ entire life was one of service and sacrifice. Every follower…
Sermon text: John 8:31-36 We talk about freedom a lot. But man’s idea of freedom pales in comparison with the true freedom that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. Humanity is in the throes of slavery to sin. Unfortunately, people cannot see this reality apart from the truth of God’s word.
Sermon text: Hebrews 11:1-6 Faith is one of the most prevalent themes in Scripture. The “Hall of Faith” in Hebrews brings much of this together in one chapter. The writer of Hebrews begins this famous roll call with a short explanation of biblical faith. While not an exhaustive treatment of what faith means, it captures its essence. These few verses also challenge the Christian to draw closer to God and His Word.
Sermon text: Luke 9:57-62 Following Jesus is not about staying in your comfort zone. It’s not supposed to be convenient. It’s not about just fitting Jesus into your already crowded schedule. Following Jesus means putting His priorities above your own. It means counting the cost and then serving Him with gusto. To truly follow Jesus means doing whatever it takes to bring Him glory.
Think Like Jesus
Sermon text: Philippians 2:5-13 Jesus was the greatest servant who ever walked the earth. In fact, His very mission was to come here to serve the most people. He accomplished that task perfectly, in that He took our sin upon Himself on the cross. The apostle Paul makes it very clear in the focal verse for this sermon that Jesus is the very embodiment of how we should live our lives. But not just in how we act. We should…
Things We (Should) Know
Sermon text: 1 John 5:18-20 At the very end of his first epistle, the aged apostle John lists some basic truths. He prefaces each with the phrase “we know.” These facts relate to how sin affects believers, the difference between those how follow Christ and those who don’t, and how we have been given spiritual understanding. Internalizing these can help us to better deal with the world around us and put our reliance on Jesus.
Sermon text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 People put their confidence in all sort of things. But so often, that confidence is misplaced. People can fail you. Processes can come up short. Markets are as likely to go down as go up. But you will never be disappointed if you put your confidence in the Lord. You can be certain that trusting in Jesus will save you. You can be sure that God’s plan will come out as He intends it to.…