Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even there was wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness. I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work. I said in my heart with regard…
Behind the Story: God at work in a broken world
After God led Israel into the promised land of Canaan and conquered the inhabitants, what happened to the people? Did they go from strength to strength, or did they fall back into temptation and chaos? The book of Judges tells us what happens when God gives his people good things, but not good hearts. The first judges, Othniel and Ehud, show us what a human deliverer can do, and cannot do. Join us as we discover how God works in a broken world.
Jesus calls His followers to be different. Jesus' desire for each of us is to experience an abundant life, but in order to live that life, we need to change our thinking. How far would you be willing to go to discover the life you were made to live?
What is your faith constructed on? Is it built on the word of God, or is it based on the faith you have constructed for yourself?
Matthew - Jesus is the Subject
Ben Allen • East Coast Anglican • Sermon • • 12 views • 27:41
Jesus sums up the body of his sermon on the mount by saying, "Do to others as you would have them do to you." In light of all that has gone before, Jesus followers can only hope to make progress towards this high standard through prayer. And so Jesus reminds us of what sort of heavenly Father we have: a good one who delights to give good gifts to his children.
Don't Judge! This is a verse often quoted to Christians by others who want to stop Christians from making judgments about something they value. Is this the proper way to understand these words of Jesus? In what circumstances should a Christian proclaim judgment?
Jason Stuart Percy • Refuge TLH • Sermon • • 17 views • 1:12:01
Jesus is very confident in the sovereignty of God. He is not afraid of the misunderstandings of others or of their lack of trust. He is sure in Himself and in the Work of the Father. God has promised rivers of flowing or living water flowing out of our inmost being... He didn't leave us to wonder what that means. God gives Himself, He gives His Spirit to those who trust in Him. God is present with us always, even to teh end of the age. Don't be afraid, dear Saint. God is not wondering what is happening as you are. He is not confused. He doesn't feel as though things are out of control. You might feel this way. He does not. God reigns on His throne as Sovereign over all of His creation. I would do well to trust Him. LORD, increase our faith. These thoughts shared by Jason Stuart Precy at Refuge TLH in Tallahassee, FL on Sunday, January 2, 2022.
Jason Stuart Percy • Refuge TLH • Sermon • • 11 views • 1:09:59
We humans are all dead in our trespasses and sins. We have no life in us. It is the effectual call of Jesus, the giver and sustainer of life, that revives and enables us to trust Him. He cares not about the way of our traditions, especially those we use to put ourselves above others and to neglect our acts of service and charity (love) to our neighbor. We are those who excuse ourselves from obedience for myriads of reasons, all of which we excuse in ourselves and condemn in others. What hypocrites we are! True life, eternal life, is in the Father and in the Son, Jesus. He gives life to whomever He wills. Let us be those who diligently search the sscriptures, that we might know God as He reveals Himself through the prophets and apostles. But... let us not stop with having knowledge... let us go on to commune with Jesus, let us respond to Him, let us come to Him... and find life. These thoughts were shared by Jason Stuart Percy at Refuge TLH in Tallahasee, FL on Sunday, December 5, 2021
Jason Stuart Percy • Refuge TLH • Sermon • • 122 views • 1:15:56
We excercise judgement about many things every day. Jesus asks us to be wise in judgement and not to simply judge the outside or cursory things. We need wisdom and we need to be asking, seeking, and knocking that we might know how to treat others the way we want to be treated. It is possible to be decieved and so good judgement is of vital importance seeing that Jesus' way is narrow and there are few who find it. LORD, give us wisdom. Help us to be merciful to others. Help us to love each other enough to hold each other accountable with mercy and grace and love. Recorded at Refuge TLH on Sunday, August 5, 2019.
1-3 : How much longer? 4-5 : Job’s sin is his own, not theirs. 7 : No one is listening! (Vs. 23-24) 8-22 : Job appears to be bitter, but only if you don’t read the rest of the chapter. v.8 : It's interesting that Satan had complained that God had “walled in” Job and his family so that they were protected…
Following Jesus and worshipping the true God is profoundly different than the world's practices and priorities. We serve a God who is better, higher, more pure and glorious than the things the world pursues. As Christians, we are called to point people to God, to help them "look up" to God's holy mountain. There, God serves as a judge, but a different sort of judge. He is a judge who loves us and offers a way out of our mess. As the world around us swirls out of control and people are desperate in their disappointment and wrecked dreams, we can share the answers we have found in God. We preach a message of peace, not war. We can share the peace that we have found, bringing it from God above down into the valley.
JR • Sermon • • 2 views
The twisted Scripture we are covering today is one of the most misquoted verses in all the Bible. But there is some good that comes from this. It makes it really easy to know if someone even studies the Bible when they do misquote this verse. Because, if our world is correct, then we are simply supposed to let people live their lives as they wish without any resistance. Ask any parent if they can raise a good child with that approach. Not only is this not possible, to exist without one existence brushing up against another, but as Christians we are not called to keep silent. Not only are we to preach the Gospel, which is contrary to our sinful nature, we are also to disciple one another. Discipleship brings with it, accountability, the sharpening of one another, and guidance. All the things our world calls judgement is what is essential for our growth as Christians. Which means, our world has hijacked the word, judgement and redefined it. It is our job to understand what Jesus is commanding us here in light of the rest of Scripture.
Book of Luke
Service Notes: Need to learn to play gold. Putt Putt on October 10th Important 4:30 Volunteer Meetings. We are looking at important aspects of our LifeGroups October 3rd, Parent and Baby Dedication Introduction to the Text: One of the most well know phrases by Jesus “Judge not” Most do not know or care…
SBC Engagement Hour: Wise Counselors
Michael Brooks • Sermon • • 1 view
As a Church community we need to remember the centrality of God as King and the importance of God as judge in our worship and praise of Him regardless of what our culture or personal comfort feels on this topic. Because this worship is central to the mission of God to expand His Kingdom and His people over all the earth to worship Him as King and Savior.
Sermon on the Mount: Are you In or Out?
Pastor Josh Smith • Sermon • • 3 views
Good morning. Welcome to CCC both in person and online via our live stream and/or YouTube later in the week! This morning we continue on with our Sermon on the Mount: Are you In or Out sermon series with Matthew 7:1-6 . This morning we will deal with some very real and applicable truths that Jesus speaks…