Footsteps of Jesus
What does it take to make a difference in the world? Everyone wants to know that their life matters. The older you get, the more you have a tendency to take inventory of your life to see how you have made a difference. Often times, that is seen in the legacy of children, grandchildren, or even great-grandchildren.…
Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at Hand
If you want to be blessed, then you must be CONVERTED. This is the message of the Beatitudes. They begin with Poor in Spirit receive the Kingdom of Heaven Recognition of Spiritual Bankruptcy before a Holy God. Mourners shall be Comforted Brokenness for condition that leads to repentance Meek shall inherit…
Surprise the World
Do any of you like to see the upcoming movie trailers they play before the main attraction? For me they do two things. One, they give me more time to get in to the theater and get a good seat before the main attraction starts. And two, they give me a look at the new movies that are coming out that I…
The Gospel for today includes some of the most difficult verses in the entire Gospel of Mark. Those most difficult verses aren’t when Jesus says, “Whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward” (v 41)—though those verses could easily be misunderstood…
The Gospel of Mark
2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom…
A childlike spirit is the litmus test for spiritual maturity and against spiritual disorder. Not all spiritual growth is healthy. The Chinese has a term “Zouhuo Rumo 走火入魔,” which is equivalent to Kundalini Syndrome, a condition when a spiritual pactice gets derailed or melfunctioned that leads to mental and emotional disorders. In Christianity, I would call it Pharisee Syndrome. Pharisees are very spiritual people. They are very "faithful" to the scriptures, but according to Jesus, they are not "fruitful" because they got stuck in their egos and arrogance that caused the spiritual disorder.
This is week five of our sermon series on the Book of Matthew. We are moving right along. I told you last week we will do a series on the beatitudes this summer. We will completely unwrap each of those and their meanings. So, for today, I want to move to the next section. Many of you have heard many…
Sermon on the Mount
Lights shine bright... everywhere we go! As long as God is at work (which He is), as long as the Holy Spirit is moving (which he is), as long as the Church is alive (which she is)... lights will always shine bright. The question is are you contributing to darkness or light? We invite you to listen this morning as Pastor Chase brings God's Word to us in a practical way! (The video shown at the end was of color blind people viewing color for the first time through Enchroma Glasses. The illustration shows what it's like when we allow Christ to shine through our lives to others.)
Lowell Thomas • Lighthouse Christian Church • Sermon • • 13 views • 50:03
As Christians, we are expected to be God's seasoning to the world. We are expected to make the difference in the world by seasoning it and preserving God's word.