Sermons from October 2022

Freedom From The Earth

PROBLEM Financial success is seen in a mixed light. It’s a blessing from God, yes, but it’s also tremendously dangerous. Money can derail us spiritually, even if we are “succeeding” financially. Money itself is neither good nor bad, but its use is highly spiritual. Money is a deceptive force that can capture people’s hearts, drawing them away from God like a powerful magnet. The closer you get to a magnet, the harder it pulls—and the more you give your heart…

Freedom For Others

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Acts 13:36 “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed. The greatest tragedy in…

Freedom For God

PROBLEM “Last week, I was reading my Bible and praying. But just five minutes after I finished, I found myself yelling at my husband and kids. What’s wrong with me?”. I’ve tried following biblical principles to improve my marriage, but we feel closer to a divorce than to each other.  I’m afraid to tell my Christian friends I’ve fallen into an overwhelming sense of depression. They’ll just tell me I need to trust God more. For years I’d been taught…

The Story of Our Salvation

Salvation has a 4,000 year history What do people think church is for? What is a Christian? Pray to Jesus and go to heaven In the image of God – Balloons Tree of decision Genesis 2:16-17 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die. Battle…

Love, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

PROBLEM All of us can choose to forgive or not. If you were hurt you can choose to forgive everyone or no one. You can choose if you’ll be a victim or a victor. There is a story of a father and 3 siblings. They resented their father for being so indifferent to them. One day as the father was dying he told the son that he gave his children a better life than he had. His father would punish…