Sermons on Salvation
1John 4:7-21 Our love for God and others grows out of an experience of God’s love for us. You can’t just grit your teeth and try harder to be a more loving person. True spiritual fruit of love, joy and peace comes from being swept up in intimate, loving encounters with Jesus Christ.
1John 3:4-10 Righteousness is a characteristic that is unmistakably important to the Christian life. Nevertheless, many professing believers misunderstand it, substituting it for other concepts and vice versa. One of 1 John’s primary purposes is communicating what righteousness is and what it looks like in our lives. In chapter 3 John takes on the subject unapologetically.
1John 2:18-27 Our beliefs have consequences. If we come to believe wrong things about God, we will think, feel and behave in wrong ways about ourselves and life’s circumstances. Lies about God will reduce our potential, impair our vision and imprison our lives. Lies will enslave you but the truth will set you free
1 John 2:1-6 All other religions send ADVISORS to tell us what we must DO to be right with God. Christianity sends an ADVOCATE to tell us what He has DONE to make us right with God.
Mal 1:1-5 If you only knew the Father heart of God for you. If you only knew what He thinks about you, how He feels about you and what He wants to do in and through your life it would change everything! You would love Him, worship Him, listen to Him, be faithful to Him, be generous to Him, transforming every part of your life
John 3:1-16 The Christian life is not about becoming a “NICE” person but about becoming a “NEW” person. It is not a morally restrained will (Self-improvement/Self-help/How-to) but a supernaturally transformed heart. The Christian life is not a call to morality and religion but a call to repent and believe in Christ Jesus (Mark1:15). It is about being Born-Again.
Exodus 13:1-22 God created us (Gen1:26) and redeemed us (Eph1:7) and therefore owns us (1Cor6:19-20). We owe our life to Him! God sets us free (Redeems us) so that we would no longer live for ourselves but for Him as we were originally designed (1Pet1:18-19). He owns us, and we owe Him our lives.
Exodus 12:1-51 Freedom isn’t doing whatever you want to do, it’s doing what you were created to do. You were created to enjoy the riches of God’s Glory. The Gospel is our declaration of dependence on God and His declaration of our freedom in Him
Luke 24:1-35 The people understood that Jesus was the promised Messiah/King but they could not imagine that such a King would die. At his death, the hope in their hearts became locked away in a cold tomb. However, the fact of the resurrection brought about the dawning of a new beginning.
Luke 23:26-56 We have spent over a year in the Gospel of Luke and we are coming to the end of the book and to the climax of the story, the crucifixion, resurrection and the commissioning of Jesus Christ. It’s almost as if Luke is asking us, “I have given you all of this information about Christ, have you responded in such a way that it has brought transformation to your…