Sermons on John
Why does the Church exist? God wanted there to be a Church because God loves you and me.
David recognized in public that he would be a king under authority. In this moment, he submitted himself to God’s law, not mans, which meant as a leader, he was submitting himself to the people he would rule. This was his way of saying, I am A king, but I am not THE king.
God is not absent, apathetic, or angry with you. If you are in an “In the Meantime” set of circumstances right now, you are not alone, and you are not the first.
Our present sufferings are nothing to be compared with our future hope. Our present sufferings are just another reminder of the global consequences of sin. It’s another reminder of our need for a Savior, of the world’s need for a Savior. Our current circumstances are just another reminder that one day, God will in fact make all things new.
Hold your head high for nothing else but the cross of Jesus Christ.
For a Christian, we doubt when we wonder “Is it worth it? Is it really worth it to sacrifice and follow Jesus?” And we doubt when we wonder, “Is it true?
In those moments when you are tempted to reach into tomorrow and bring it’s worries into today, Jesus says, “Instead, I want you to look around, and look for a way to participate with me in what I am doing right now, and just trust me with tomorrow.”
Jesus knew He was about to replace the entire temple system. He was about to shed His own blood for adulterous woman’s sin. He urged her “Sin not, leave your life of sin.”
Today we’re going to talk about a Renewed Love that God wants us to develop towards Him. Not just us remembering how much God loves us, but renewing our love towards Him.
Christmas isn’t about this church or even a religion. It’s about relationship with God. It’s about love, life, and a real freedom.