Factory Reset – Part 1

“FACTORY RESET – Pt. 1” INTRO: When you have computer problems, you can reboot, return the settings to a previous date or do a factory reset. Sometimes in life we need a reboot, a return to a previous date, or a factory reset to get back on track. The Bible calls this “repentance” (Matt. 4:17). […]

The Real Jesus

“THE REAL JESUS” TEXT: Luke 2:8-11 INTRO: On this Christmas, many people are celebrating the birth of a Jesus that doesn’t exist. What I mean by that is their image of Jesus is an imposter Jesus rather than the real Jesus of the Bible. Is your image of Jesus the real Jesus or an imposter […]

True Righteousness – Received

“True Righteousness—Received” Introduction: Jesus declared in John 19:30 “It’s finished” or “Completely Complete” Righteous: Def. Text: Romans 3:21-26 I. Benevolence of Righteousness (Rom 3:24) Free Gift (Eph 2:8-10)                                                Grace Grace through Faith (Rom 10:10-13) New Creation (2 Cor 17-21)                                           Righteousness is a Free Gift provided by Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary By the […]

Lessons From The Life of a Reluctant Leader

“LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF A RELUCTANT LEADER” INTRO: We’re all called to be leaders on some level – whether leaders of few or many! At home (parents leading their children). In the marketplace (on your job). In the church (1Pet. 4:10). Making disciples – The Great Commission (Matt. 28:19a; 2Tim. 2:2). THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR […]

Wisdom

“Wisdom” What is wisdom? “the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action.” “understanding; discernment; to separate mentally and to distinguish; having prudence (wise) in ethical and religious affairs” Word of Wisdom – 1 Cor 12:8 Spirit of Wisdom – Eph 1:17; Is […]

What Not To Say – Conclusion

“WHAT NOT TO SAY (Conclusion)” INTRO: You might be tempted just to not engage people for fear of saying the wrong thing, but that wouldn’t be wise (Prov. 18:1; Eph. 4:29)! I. WHAT NOT TO SAY PRINCIPLE. Don’t talk too much (Prov. 10:19; Ja. 1:19)! Don’t tell everything you know (Pro. 12:23a; 17:27). When you […]

What Not To Say – Part 4

“WHAT NOT TO SAY (Pt. 4)” INTRO: We’re in a series of messages on the theme: “WHAT NOT TO SAY.” Our theme verse is Ephesians 4:29. I. THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS FROM PROVERBS.    Proverbs 10:31a; 15:2; 13:3 II. WHAT NOT TO SAY PRINCIPLES. Avoid Harshness & Contention. FOLLOWERS OF JESUS ARE CALLED TO: […]