There are certain things in our lives we simply need to let go of in order to grow in our walk with Christ. These things do not have any place in our life as a Christian. We need to get rid of them and don't let them back in.
Neither Barren, Nor Unfruitful
Peter says to lay aside guile, but what is it? Christians should refrain from lying and deceit. Lying is the antithesis of God. How can we do better at refraining from lying and deceit?
Neither Barren, Nor Unfruitful
The series of lessons called Neither Barren, Nor Unfruitful will look at things we should lay aside from 1 Peter 2:1-2, and things we should take on from 2 Peter 1:5-8, in order that we should be neither barren, nor unfruitful for our Master. This lesson looks at the idea of laying aside malice, and getting our mind right.
Terry Ellis • Sermon • • 1 view
It was in the 14th century that scientists discovered that litmus, a mixture of colored organic compounds obtained from lichen, turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions and, thus, can be used as an acid-base indicator. Six centuries later, people began using litmus test figuratively.…
Connor Alford • Sermon • • 5 views
Introduction I want us to discuss our sin, because I believe that God has a better life. He wants you to thrive, and He wants you to talk with Him. He wants you to live in holiness and see all that He is. Part of walking with Jesus is putting aside our sin, because He is better. If we are going to put…
When Grace Comes to Town
Robert C. Beckman Jr. • Sermon • • 4 views
“Wait till your father gets home!” Entice: We’ve all heard it. What if the greater punishment to be feared is not the presence of the Father, but his absence? What if punishment was handled without reference to a higher, more just, and possibly more benevolent figure? What if, instead of a Father filled…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 69 views
Psalm 15 provides a unique challenge – Who can be the guest of God? The content of the Psalm may cause us to consider if this was used as a pronouncement at the gate of the Tabernacle and latter the Temple. However, there is no evidence to suggest this outside the content. At the very least, it is a Psalm that challenges us to be faithful in our worship in and outside the abode of God. As we consider the list we quickly realize we are not able to perfectly keep this list. Yet, as NT Christians Christ has provided a way for us to be able to enter the dwelling place of God. (Ephesians 3:11-12)
Ephesians: Building the Church
The Holy Spirit desires that we live transformed lives. As we continue this passage, we'll see that there is genuine hope for change in every area of our lives. Let's study this together so we don't grieve the Spirit in our lives. Watch/listen here: https://www.sermonaudio.com/solo/livingwaterbaptist/sermons/42523344287091/
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 659 views
Peter challenged the believers to love one another in 1 Peter 1:22-25. Peter expands on the Word and this love in 1 Peter 2:1-3. Peter gives us the basic components for how to purify the love in our relationships: purge them of sin, purify them with the Word, and purpose your actions in God's kindness. (Part 1 - Cleanse your Love)
Do you crave God's Word? If not, why? Peter gives 5 reasons why a believer doesn't desire God's Word. Join Pastor Steve as he talks about 4 of them in the first part of a two part study from 1 Peter 2:1-3.
An Exposition of Ephesians
The moral commands in vv 25-32 flow out of vv 22-24. God’s Word has commanded us to put off several features of the old, sinful man. This new man we have been told to don resembles the character of God. In v 24, the new self is created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. This feature of the likeness of God in our new man in Christ becomes very much in focus in our text.
Rev. Bruce Goettsche • Union Church of La Harpe Illinois • Sermon • • 1,955 views
Over the last several weeks we have been looking at the examples the Apostle Paul has given us which illustrate what it looks like to put off the old self and put on a new self. Paul has been specific and to the point. Once again, we must remember that Paul is not telling us that we must do these things…