Sermon: Living by the Spirit’s Power

Hello all, here is my sermon from yesterday. It was titled, “Living by the Spirit’s power”. I looked at Galatians 5:16-25 and brough out the following points using the words “SPIRIT FILLED”.

  • S—Submit to the authority of Jesus Christ.
  • P—Pray for conviction of sin.
  • I—Identify with Christ’s death on the cross.
  • R—Recognize the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit to teach you and to guide you.
  • I—Initiate immediate obedience to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
  • T—Trust in the Holy Spirit to be your supernatural power for living a holy life.
  • F—Fellowship on a regular basis with other believers.
  • I—Implant God’s Word in your heart.
  • L—Learn to have a thankful heart.
  • L—Live with an attitude of prayer.
  • E—Expect victory!
  • D—Depend on the Holy Spirit to develop the character of Christ in your life.

The full text can be found here and the audio here.

God Bless,
Dave

Sermon: Be prepared

Here is my sermon from yesterday. It was titled, “Be prepared: Taking the fear out of sharing your faith”.

In it I tried to share some practical points that help us to feel more prepared when we share our faith with others. The main points were…

  1. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in people’s lives
  2. Prepare a testimony
  3. Learn key Bible verses
  4. Think about questions people ask
  5. Have some resources ready
  6. Learn the sinner’s prayer

The full text can be found here.

God Bless,
Dave

Know three things

Sometimes one verse can change our lives if we truly understand and apply it. Psalm 100:3 is a verse like that.

Three things are contained in it…

1. Know that the Lord is God.

2. He made us.

3. We belong to Him.

If we truly know that God is real and He made the world including us, and that we belong to Him, it has the power to change the course of our lives.

My heart is that you will know these three truths today. That you will understand them and live them out.

Dear God, help me to know You and who You really are. Help me to know that You made me and I belong to you for now and all eternity. Let these three things bring positive and lasting change to my life. Amen.

God Bless,
Dave

Sermon: Jesus, Treasures and the Kingdom

Hello all, here is my sermon from today. It was titled, “Jesus, Treasures and the Kingdom” and looked at Matthew 6:19-34.

The three main points were…

  1. Do not store up treasures here on earth
  2. Do not let money and possessions be your Master
  3. Do not worry about daily needs

The text can be found here and the audio here.

God Bless,
Dave

A bookend sermon

This weekend I am doing a different kind of sermon than I have done before. I am doing what I am calling a bookend sermon.

After a brief introduction, I am going to read the passage, share some points and then read the passage again. 

I am hoping the passage will speak to our church both times, even moreso the second.

I have never done this before, but I think it is important to shake up your preaching routine every now and then.

God Bless,

Dave