Sermons on Obedience
Many people when starting a race tend to begin a little quick. They start so fast that they end up burning out before they make it to the finish line. Or, even worse, they step wrong and injure themselves. So, before we take that first step into enemy territory, we need to make sure we focus on the right things.
We are, of course, going through interesting times, difficult times, and even sad times. However, I also believe that God is still in control, and that this time can be useful to us in order to evaluate and re-engage. When this is all over, it won’t go back to the same old “normal.” So, we should use this time to make a new beginning…
We were privileged to have Rev. Bill Reynolds in our service yesterday, hear an update on the ministry in Rhode Island, and hear a wonderful message on the need for Christians to love people…even those who hate us.
One way of looking at life is that it is a series of lessons that we must learn. We know that the Lord teaches us lessons. The question is, have we learned the lessons that God has tried to teach us?
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.
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.
God considers humanity to be most valuable among all of Creation. It must be so, because God sent His Son to die on our behalf. However, it seems like most people are ignorant of this, and are ignorant of God’s judgment that is also coming. Who is to warn humanity?
God is calling. Unfortunately, most people have an ingrained habit of ignoring calls when they aren’t familiar with the caller. It’s time for Christians to answer the call from God. P.S. Unfortunately, we don’t have the audio only portion of the sermon.
Here’s the last thing you need to know if you want to live a focused life; you’ve got to be a church member. No, I’m not talking about making sure your name is added to some list of members in a church. I’m talking about being a true church member…