Thomas VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 95 views • 26:41
Could it be that this moment of exile for all of us is a time to correct our direction and correct our purpose to once again align with the direction and purpose of God’s covenant plan of redemption—a plan of redemption launched into this world through Christ and handed off to his disciples and down to us in the church still today?
In helping to prepare the residential program at the Transformation Project, I was introduced to Restorative Justice. This is an approach to criminal justice that places more emphasis on restoration of a criminal offender to a fruitful life in their community rather than retributive justice that can…
Daniel was snatched into exile in Babylon, but he responded by finding a way to continue in God's service, and that made all the difference, not just to him, but to his captors. We, too are in exile. How can we learn from Daniel in our exile to make a difference in our world?
INTRO Text Last week we looked at Hosea 4 where God began to spell out the charges He was bringing against Israel. For nearly 200 years Israel’s kings and priests led the people away from faithfulness to God. They exchanged worship and devotion of the one true God for the false gods of the neighboring…
1 Peter: Living As Exiles
Andy Fuqua • Sermon • • 4 views • 31:21
Introduction One of my ancestors, Galba Fuqua, died at the age of 16, fighting in the Alamo. We all love a good underdog story… The Christian story is an underdog story. Series Subject: How do we live as Christians in a non-Christian society? How do we follow Jesus in a culture that rejects the way of…
Many people are unwilling to experience the new things God is trying to do in their lives because of the baggage that keeps them longing for the past. When we wonder, "what if" or "if only," we rob ourselves of the fresh work of God within us that can take us places we cannot imagine.
Stand firm: Grace-filled living in a difficult world (1 Peter)
Clint Lombard • Grace Christian Church Buderim • Sermon • • 24 views • 39:19
At the beginning of Peter’s first letter, he reminds us who we are. At the end, he reminds us what we have. Being firmly convinced of both is essential if we’re going to stand firm under the suffering we will experience this side of heaven.
Narrative Lectionary Year 3 (2020-2021)
In this week's sermon I compare the experience of the Judeans in exile to our own communities in this pandemic and the new covenant that Jeremiah announces and what it means to us as Christians as we head into the advent season.
1 Peter: How to suffer well
Kenneth Martinez • Sermon • • 19 views • 42:23
Peter is probably the best known disciple of Jesus. He had a big heart and a big mouth. When Jesus went back to Heaven, he was left in charge of the church. As the movement grew, so did the troubles, and eventually Peter got so much heat that he had to run from Jerusalem. Near the end of his live, he writes a letter for all the new churches in the Empire, who are also facing oppression and persecution. He talks about embracing their new identity as followers of Jesus, and how to suffer well.
Nowing God in All His Word
Marvin Penner • Sermon • • 2 views • 43:55
As Pastor Marvin describes the history and the struggle encountered in the book of Ezra, he also speaks about the fire of God, the remnant of God and the faithfulness of God.
Prophecies-The Lord Roars
Dan Taylor • Hope Baptist Church • Sermon • • 3 views • 30:55
Jeremiah 29:1-14 Make sure you are listening to God because God has a plan for you. Don't listen to false prophets where if you just "claim it" then it is yours. God's will for your well-being is far more about your faith and character than a life of ease. Life will have trials but God will see you through if you remain in him.
Knowing God in All of His Word
Michael Eberhardt-Sturm • Sermon • • 12 views • 29:40
Michael explains that the book of Daniel is a call to steadfast faithfulness and testimony in the face of adversity. Ask yourself who you are in Christ and how has God shown Himself to be faithful to you. read this book.
Keith Larson • Sermon • • 118 views • 32:05
Introduction: Our Scripture text today contains one of the most beloved promises in the Bible: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Sadly, a quick internet search will reveal that there is no shortage of scholars…