"Paul" Tagged Sermons
Sermon Text: Acts 16:6-10 The Holy Spirit would not allow Paul and his fellow travelers to go north or south. So they kept on going until they ran out of road. Only then did Paul receive his next directive from the Lord. This episode teaches us a great deal about how the Holy Spirit can lead our lives.
Paul had an amazing resume prior to becoming a follower of Christ. He considered these accomplishments to be so much garbage. He had also accomplished a great deal for the cause of Christ by the time he wrote his letter to the Philippian church. This wasn’t garbage at all. In fact, this was kingdom work. But Paul wasn’t going to bask in his past accomplishments either. He wasn’t done. He wanted to serve Christ effectively until the Lord received him…
We never know when the Lord will lead us to talk with someone about Him. It may with an individual who is searching for answers, or someone who thinks they know everything. He could want to us to correct an erring believer or witness to an unbeliever. Because we cannot know when those opportunities will come, we need to be ready all the time.
God never promised that the Christian life would be easy. Jesus certainly experienced this, as did the apostle Paul. But regardless of the circumstances, we need to keep our eyes on why we’re here. It also helps to realize that God’s mission is bigger than any one person.
The apostle Paul had an amazing testimony. We read it not once but several times in Scripture. Charlie Whitcomb uses Paul’s testimony as an encouragement for each of us to praise the Lord for our salvation.
We were all born with a sin nature. Not only does this make us do wrong things, it enslaves us to sin. Jesus came to free us from that bondage. Through His death and resurrection those who trust in Him for salvation have been rescued from the power and influence of sin. God transfers us from the darkness of sin to His glorious kingdom.
Life can be tough. The apostle Paul knew this all too well. Yet he understood that in the midst of trials, God is there. He dealt with a thorn in the flesh that gave him fits. But Jesus told Paul that he wouldn’t take that thorn away. Jesus’ grace was greater than Paul’s thorn. And that thorn kept Paul humble. While every challenge in life isn’t there to teach us a lesson, we can learn from them. We can rely…
The apostle Paul makes it clear that the Scriptures are given to us by God. In fact, Paul explains that they are literally “God breathed.” While written by over 40 human authors, it was the Holy Spirit who inspired each of them. The result is a cohesive message which is without error in its original manuscripts. Because of this we can rely on Scripture as our guide for life. Paul explains in the focal verses that Scripture has many practical…
Accepting Jesus as your Savior and Lord turns you from a child of darkness into a child of the light. Paul makes it clear in the focal text that children of the light must use the time we have wisely and accurately.