Sermons by Pastor Alan Kinder
Life is somewhat unforgiving, we rarely get a second chance at something when we fail the first time. Well, unless we’re dealing with Jesus…
What should our prayer sound like when we come to the realization that our best laid plans have gone completely sideways and we need to seek forgiveness? We get to “listen” to Jonah’s prayer when he finds himself in this position.
When we choose to disobey God, we are faced with the response to that decision. The response of God, the response of other people, and our own response. Sadly, we often fail to realize the unintended consequences of our sin and our own response.
We love to make plans. Plans for vacations, weddings, and even retirement. However, when our plans include disobedience they are doomed to failure. We begin this series from the Book of Jonah looking at what deliberate disobedience looks like and why its a bad idea.
Our calling is radical, at least, it is supposed to be. If we’re going to follow the steps of the master, it is radical!
One thing most American Christians are guilty of is being self-indulgent. We want the music, lighting, and sermon our way. We want air conditioning and heat for a comfortable worship experience, and we want cushions on our pews or chairs. Are any of these things necessary for the gospel? Do we need to practice a little self-denial?
Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ requires a certain commitment, a willingness to accept the call to sacrifice.
While there is always room for growth in being a man, there is still a need for the men of a church to be strong. In this message we explore what a strong man is like.
The second message in our series titled, Becoming a Disciple, focuses on our need to be willing to experience hardship as a disciple of Jesus. It is a question that we all must answer…
If we are to be able to make disciples of Jesus, we must first become disciples of Jesus. In this first lesson, we determine that as a disciple of Jesus, we are called to action.