Sermons on Obedience

Keep It Up

Sermon text: Hebrews 6:9-12 All Christians should strive to be spiritually mature. The writer of Hebrews noticed that some of his readers were falling short of this goal. They had not turned from God. Indeed, they had shown themselves to be faithful ministers to other believers. But they seemed to running out of steam as they got older. This is a challenge for many Christians today. They are tired or they feel they did their part earlier in life. The…

Pleasing God

Sermon text: 1 Kings 3:4-10 Early in his reign as king of Israel, Solomon saw God in a dream. God asked Solomon what He could give the new king. Solomon’s response is the basis of this sermon on pleasing God. We please God when we appreciate His love and mercy. He is pleased when we practice genuine humility. When we recognize our place in His plan, He is pleased. And finally, we please Him when we realize our need for…

The Joy of Giving

Sermon text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 The church in Jerusalem was struggling mightily. Paul was working on collecting an offering from among the churches in Asia and Europe to help them. The church in Corinth had decided to help, but then had second thoughts. Paul’s encouragement to the Corinthians provides four powerful principles for giving. First, you get out of giving what you put into it. Next, giving must be from the heart. Third, our ability to give comes from God.…

Connecting for the Kingdom

Sermon text: Ephesians 4:11-16 This first sermon in the series “More Than Checking the Boxes” looks at why being part of a regular Bible study matters. A follower of Jesus Christ should be a lifelong student of His Word. To that end, Jesus designed His church to lead believers toward Christian maturity.

Fully Functional Faith

Sermon text: Philippians 2:12-13 While salvation occurs at a point in time, it is not only a once and done event. After you’re saved, you should continue to grow and develop as a Christian. This is what the apostle Paul meant when he wrote, “work out your own salvation.” A believer’s testimony is much more than recounting the day they accepted Christ. What is God doing in your life right now?

Doing It God’s Way

Sermon text: Judges 7:1-22 In this last sermon of our three week study of Gideon, the climactic battle with Midian occurs. Though it isn’t much of a battle. Instead of using conventional methods, Gideon is led by God to take a very different direction. Israel is given a great victory by God, and we can learn some important lessons. First, when we do it God’s way, God is the One who receives the glory. Second, God will encourage us along…

When God Calls, Part 2

Sermon text: Judges 6:25-35 In the second sermon of the series on Gideon, we focus on stepping out when called. Gideon’s experience shows that there are a number of real possibilities when a believer heeds God’s call. Changes may be needed, either internal or external. Furthermore, one’s commitment to God could put them at odds with others. On the other hand, some people may actually be attracted to the mission God has ordained.

When God Calls

Sermon text: Judges 6:11-16 God calls people to do all sorts of things. The call could be to a whole new life pursuit or to a short assignment. Regardless of the length or difficulty of the call, God will always be there leading and equipping. Yet we often push back against His call at first blush. God’s call to Gideon shows us some of the ways we do this.

Your Father Knows

Sermon text: Matthew 7:7-11 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is one of the most well-known passages in the New Testament. It also is a serious challenge to His followers. Near the end of the sermon Jesus tells us to ask, seek, and knock. This is not just some random instruction or invitation. It really provides the basis on how we can live the directives of Jesus’ great sermon.

A Clean Break

Sermon text: Ephesians 4:17-24 The default human condition is alienation from God. This life is marked by spiritual blindness and an appetite for all sorts of sinful thoughts and actions. Someone surrendered to Christ should no longer have these characteristics. Instead, believers should be holy and righteous.