Sermons on Matthew
The church was born as a movement. It’s still moving.
This is the last week of our series called “Beyond 52: Church Outside of Sunday Mornings.” There are 52 possible Sundays in a year that you and I could walk through the doors of a church. But the Bible’s vision of the Church is more than just a couple hours on Sunday mornings; it’s a way of life. So in this series, we’ve talked about what church is. It’s not an event. It’s not a building. It’s not until believers…
Where is God nudging you? What is God urging you to do? Are you willing to do what you know how to do and trust God to do what only God can do?
We are in the 3rd week of the series called Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith. Today we’re talking about the word discipline, which is not always our favorite word. Truthfully, it’s the thing that we all love to avoid. My personal definition of discipline is “the things you’re supposed to do that you don’t want to do.” Things like eating healthier, exercising more, saving more money, getting the job done, and getting your schoolwork done. The list…
Jesus says, No, you can come and hear all my speeches, all my sermons, and write them all down, keep them in your organized little notebook, but if you don’t do any of this stuff, it is not going to make any difference in the world.
The thing that is most honoring to God is your faith. And the thing that thrills and honors God most is our expressions of confidence in Him, Trust is the essence of relationships and that’s what God is after.
Today, we are going to take a look at two of the most recognizable people in the Bible who encountered Jesus and how their journey with Him changed everything for them. My hope is that the stories of these two men just might give you some great insights and hope for your own journey with Jesus.
If this could be a daily discipline, I believe every single one of us will have scores of stories to tell about how God used us, included us, scared us, and came through for us.
The truth I’m talking about today is God’s truth. It’s a rock solid truth. It’s a truth that can be relied on, a truth that never changes.
During this pandemic, every church has had to figure out how to do “church” in a whole new way. Many pastors overnight, learned how to get online to lead worship services and keep in touch with their members. We’ve had to reach out to those without the internet in more of an old-fashioned way through the mailbox and with phone calls. Thankfully, many of those folks have some favorite pastors they watch on TV each week. It has all certainly…