Sermons on Sin
Israel has defeated Jericho in dramatic fashion and Joshua’s fame spreads across the land. The smaller city of Ai must have been in a panic. How could they hope to survive an attack from Israel? Yet, the first attempt by Israel to conquer Ai is met with disaster. The soldiers of Israel are routed. Thirty-six men die. How could this happen? The answer is simple; underestimate your enemy, become arrogant in your approach, and let sin creep into the camp.
This particular passage in Joshua is one that contains some difficult concepts. How serious is sin to an absolutely holy and righteous God? What do we do when we face circumstances where God’s actions are…hard to understand? It all comes down to faith…
There is one obstacle that we, humans, are incapable of overcoming. That obstacle is sin. No matter what method we choose to try, we cannot overcome sin apart from Jesus. We take a look at Jesus on this Easter Sunday, and how He overcame sin on our behalf!
Anger is such a destructive emotion, especially when that anger is directed toward God.
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…
As people who are following Jesus, we can sometimes have a bad attitude. Especially when the attitude is one of “better than” someone else. John addresses this as we continue to look at the reality of following Jesus.
When we only see God as an angry, vindictive God we may be tempted to do the one thing we should never do…run away from Him! In this message we take a look at what it is that pleases God.
One problem that every Christian faces is the issue of the “old self.” Our old self is the person we were, before coming to faith in Jesus. The problem with this old self is that we tend to put them back on, like a comfortable suit of clothes. We have been given a “new self” and God expects us to put this self on whenever and wherever we are.
We have been given a chance to change our path when we ask Jesus into our life. The problem is that we are constantly being tempted to go back to the old path…
Humans are weird–we are easily addicted to things. All of humanity shares one addiction, that of being addicted to sin. It makes each of us somewhat broken, and until we are reconciled to God, fully, we will remain broken.