Don't Do What I Did! ·
Col 3:1–17, 23–25
“DON’T DO WHAT I DID!” SERMON ON BAPTISM Introductions Recap of what happened in the tank… My story of my Baptism Text Colossians 3 1-17, 23-25 New International Version (NIV) 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of…
In Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas writes, “The authority of a servant leader, as opposed to the authoritarianism of the mis-leader, came from God and was a leadership of serving those below oneself.” —Jim L. Wilson Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, 269. Mark 10:42–45…
In Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas writes, “Actions must follow what one believed, else one could not claim to believe it.” —Jim L. Wilson Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, 240. Joshua 1:8 (HCSB) This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are…
In The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “Brotherly forgiveness makes room for the forgiveness of Jesus to enter into their common life. Instead of seeing their neighbours as men who have injured them, they see them as men for whom Christ has won forgiveness on the cross. They meet on…
In The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “. . . only he who believes is obedient, and only he who is obedient believes.” —Jim L. Wilson Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, 63. John 14:23 (HCSB) Jesus answered, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We…
In The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ.…
In The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “Suffering, then, is the badge of true discipleship.” —Jim L. Wilson Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, 91. Philippians 3:10 (HCSB) My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed…
A woman who was hit by a drunk driver has filed a lawsuit seeking $4,600 to replace the clothes she was wearing at the time. She is seeking the money for clothing in addition to the cost of her medical bills. In a court statement, Susan Layne said the accident left her with bruises, scratches, and pains.…
District Church in Jacksonville, Florida has a unique way to minister to their community at Christmas. Two nights before Christmas, the church offers a “Christmas Eve Eve” service at a local theater. The pastor Boyd Bettis says the church started in his living room and has now grown to an average attendance…
When Greg Carlson’s Las Vegas taco shop was burglarized, he deiced to turn the footage into a television commercial. Security footage shows three men breaking into the closed restaurant and ransacking it, looking for cash or other valuables. Carlson was alerted by an alarm system, and found the glass…
Tornados that struck the Dallas, Texas area the weekend after Christmas 2015 left a trail of death and destruction have become a symbol of hope for one church. The Oasis in Garland lost their building in the storms, but the pastor, Barney Huie, says the disaster that struck the church is going to be…
Scientists have added four new elements to the periodic table, and now the researchers that discovered them will come up with names. Research on the elements had been going on since 2004, but research had been challenging because these elements decay quickly, with some remaining intact for only nanoseconds.…
A California man, who was lost out of bounds at a ski area, says he credits the ski patrol and his faith in God for his rescue. Michael Nessi said that after he became lost, he had intermittent cell service and was finally able to text his wife, but no one knew exactly where he was. While waiting in…
Blair Walsh, kicker for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, missed a last-second field goal kick and kept the team from advancing in the 2016 NFL playoffs. After the game, many ridiculed Walsh for missing what many thought was an easy kick. A group of first graders at Northpoint Elementary school decide to…
Parents often refer to the word, ”please” as the magic word, but now a school in North Carolina has banned teachers from using the word. Officials at Druid Hills Academy say the goal is make troubled children behave better. They say teachers have been trained to give concise, clear instructions in a…
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