This is a father's day sermon, but there are things here for all of us. Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 6:1-4 - The responsibility is placed on the father for his family.
Mercy and compassion are tied very closely together. Compassion has more the idea of something being done on a physical level, while mercy tends to be on another level, forgiving someone who doesn't deserve it or things like that. Mark 10:46-52 - Bartamaus was a beggar who sat along the road begging. In Jesus time... Read More
Luke 10:38-42 - Distraction is something that we all face, distraction something that prevents us from giving attention to something that is more important. This passage is the story of Mary and Martha. Mary sat and listened, she continued to focus on Jesus and hear His words. Martha was distracted, or troubled with much serving.... Read More
John 18 - Pilate in the trial of Jesus asked the age old question, “what is truth?” Truth originates with God, it is the self expression of God. It is consistent with who God is. God is who we measure truth by. Today there is so much information that truth can get somewhat muddy. John... Read More
Jesus always had a connection with people. He always saw their needs and impacted them in some way. How can we be like Jesus? Jesus’ actions came from who he was. He wasn’t trying to “act” a certain way, he wasn’t trying to impress people. Who we are results in actions, either doing the right... Read More
Text: Hebrews 11:1-16 Other References: Hebrews 11:27; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 12:2; Luke 18:7,8 Characteristics of Faith: 1) Faith is led by something beyond the immediately visible (v.15) Christians are strangers and pilgrims, seeking a city God has prepared for us. Above all the other differences, a foreigner is particularly different from those around him in... Read More
Matthew 20:29-34 - Jesus and His 12 disciples were traveling, along with them was a multitude following Jesus and being interested in what he was doing. This is just before the triumphal entry and towards the end of Jesus ministry. The characters of this story are two blind men. Jesus mentions that he was sent... Read More