Sermons by Scott Fameli
Over the centuries church “membership” has become less like what God intended and more like what quenches our earthly desires. Culturally “being a member” is more relative to a “club” that serves its customers, offering narrowly defined enjoyments, a singular identifying label and limited benefits that can expire. On the contrary, God’s vision for church membership is…
Psalm 23:3b A life without lack is a life completely satisfied and sustained, no matter what happens. It is not a matter of gritting your teeth and hanging on for dear life. It’s a matter of real provisions directly for those who allow God to be their shepherd.
God’s love is perfect. It shows us how to love and be loved. Our fallen nature hinders our way of loving others (1 John 3:1http://www.logos.com/images/Corporate/LibronixLink_dark.png) leaving voids – “dark spots”. Absent of living in the reality of God’s perfect love, we will grow up in the likeness of those who love us imperfectly. The love found in the God of the Gospel…
Psalm 42 The experiences that shape us throughout our life story will heavily influence the perspective we take into seasons of suffering. If we hope to suffer well, it is necessary to purify and guard our hearts as life goes on.
James 4:1-12 We are emotional beings created in the image of an emotional God. There are no bad emotions, but because of the fall there are emotions gone bad.
Luke 22:1-34 To restore the loss of what is good, in a way that does not allow evil to win and provides complete satisfaction, not only for the loss, but for those who have suffered the loss, true forgiveness must include; the death of what is evil, the restoration of life and goodness through a sacrifice greater than that evil. The true currency of forgiveness is…
Luke 11:37-54 Doing the minimum required by law does not make you just, nor do outward appearances that gain you attention make you loving. The pure sacrifice of Christ on the cross provided an unattainable justice for the unjust and unconditional love for the unlovable.
. By embracing the truth about God�s extreme goodness, love & power and at the same time acknowledging our extreme capacity to be hideously sinful, we can begin to do battle with sin.
Experiencing Spiritual growth and power is found by regularly spending time understanding and knowing who and what has been given to you in the gospel. Process: study, worship and the testing of your faith.