Numbers 11:1-10 - Week 1 of 8 week series titled "Taming the Tudes"
All the 12-step programs start with the problem, followed by the word anonymous., thus the title and subject of today's message. Let's see how a heart attitude change will make our everyday lives better.
Most parents give great thought as to the name to give their child. This is because names are important. This has been the case for a very long time, especially in Biblical times. So what is in a name? Let's see what scripture has to say...
We hear a lot this time of year about the “Reason for the Season,” and certainly Jesus Christ should be the emphasis of the Christmas season. Today, I want to suggest that He is the “Reason for EVERY Season”.
If asked, "Why do people not come to church anymore?" there are many reasons given. One of the top answers is the "fear of being judged by church people." Ouch! We all need to remember that we were one a very broken person in need of a Savior! We want to be a church that is an accepting church, not accepting of sin, but accepting of other sinners in need of a Savior!
Of the three "Christian" holidays observed today, Thanksgiving has done a better job of keeping the focus on God. Of course, we should be thankful to HIM every day, but this Thursday is our once a year mega dose of gratitude!
Today's sermon title is borrowed from the book of the same name by Charles Dickens, because God is able to do much more than we can ever imagine. God's power is unlimited and it is immeasurable. We want our church to tap into God's power.
I appreciate every branch of our United States military, but I particularly like the Marine Corps motto - Semper Fidelis. It means Always Faithful! How does this relate to the veterans of Christ's army? We are to be faithful to guard our minds from the enemy's assaults.
My blood type is O negative, which makes me a universal donor, meaning that anyone, with any blood type, can receive my blood and it not be rejected. Today, our message focuses on the real Universal Blood Donor - Jesus Christ.
Our message focuses on the intermediate state we will be in when we are no longer alive on this Earth in our Earthly bodies, and the time when we finally receive our resurrected, glorified bodies. My prayer is that as you ponder the reality of the afterlife, that you will have a sense of urgency to reach "your one."
Everyone has heard of the California gold rush of 1849. Successful miners had to be able to discern between valuable gold and worthless iron sulfide, or fool’s gold. Let’s compare that to the Christian life - as Christian’s we must be able to discern between what is really important in life and what is not. Let’s take a look at what the scriptures have to say in Luke Chapter 12. .
.Farmers work long and hard and they do so for one reason only. They work for the harvest! Everything rides on the harvest. Everything else is secondary to the harvest. If a farmer doesn’t see a harvest, he is just playing farmer in the dell. Likewise, a church that does not see a harvest is just playing church.
Romans 1:16-17 - Christians give many reasons for not sharing their faith, but could a true born again believer actually be ashamed of the Gospel and the Savior who saved their own soul? Today’s message will address Who we have in us and from Where we get our confidence, Where our Power comes from, and What is the end product.
Luke 16:19-31 - Today’s text describes Hades - the temporary holding place for non-believers.
If we know danger is on the way and we don’t warn people who will be impacted by the impending danger, there will be horrible consequences. Where we go after we die depends on what we do with Jesus Christ in this life!