Spiritual Disciplines, Silence & Solitude
Jonathan Taylor • Hope Baptist Church • Sermon • • 5 views • 30:47
1 Timothy 4:7 We are instructed to fast. Three purposes to fast; one-hunger for God over all other things, two-confession and repentance, and three- guidance and direction. Fasting is an intergral part of our training in discipline. Don't get distracted. Remember the goal. Don't give up on the training!
The Life of Christ
Ken Richter • Soldier Creek Church of Christ • Sermon • • 6 views • 34:42
Ever been let down by expectations? In Jesus' day, the expectations various groups had concerning the messiah went a long ways in how they reacted to Jesus. Our expectations are not let down by God's promises of heaven and eternity! (NOTE: Microphone issues during this lesson, a few short cutouts in the audio.)
When God does not meet your expectations, which way will you go? What will you choose to do or believe when life gets tough or when your belief system crumbles? If we take an honest look at the expectations many first century Jews had for the Messiah King, we can see what they were thinking when Pilot tried to release Jesus. What about our own hearts? Take a listen....
Pastor George Coon • ELBC • Sermon • • 16 views • 41:48
Luke 5:12-26 We all have great expectations in our lives. Sometimes the things God has planned for us or allows in our lives don't line up with those expectations. However, when we fully trust God, He works miraculous things in and through our circumstances.
Today's message outlines tools to be radically hospitable, like Abraham was in the Old Testament. Pastor Joe tells how expectations can lead to unpredictable results in our lives - like anger and offense. Looking with faith for those Jesus sends us and utilizing His gift given to all of us, hospitality, we can set others above ourselves with servanthood and humility and help prepare them for their life journeys - just as Abraham did!
Lessons in the Wilderness
Rev. Bruce Goettsche • Union Church of La Harpe Illinois • Sermon • • 121 views
Things don't always go the way we expect them to. That is never more true than during a wedding. In the one hundred weddings that I have officiated at there has been equipment failure, candles that wouldn't light, children that wouldn't cooperate, eyes that were glazed over, laughter during a prayer,…
The Miracles of Jesus in the Gospel Of John
Pastor Randy Bradley • Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 20 views • 27:27
Sometimes we let our expectations run wild. We think we know what is going to happen and we get upset when it does not go the way we think it should. We need to wait and see what God will do in our lives.
GLENN PEASE • Sermon • • 1,283 views
By Pastor Glenn Pease Henry McCushy, of the Texas Employment Commission, said they had a hard time getting men to be department store Santa Clauses one year. The reason was the high percentage of children who were kicking Santa in the shins for not coming through the year before. They expected Santa…
Dave McNeff • Sermon • • 188 views
Intro – One guy was explaining his tough neighborhood. He said one year 10 kids who sat on Santa’s lap got their pockets picked! That’s a tough neighborhood! Some of you are in a spiritually tough neighborhood this morning! You feel like God has picked your pockets. And a huge shadow of doubt is building.…
GLENN PEASE • Sermon • • 16 views
By Pastor Glenn Pease Few groups of people in history have fought a more bitter battle than the Pilgrims who came to Plymouth on the Mayflower. So many of them died from sickness, that at one point only four of the original couples still had each other. Edward Winslow and Susanna White had each lost…
Dave McNeff • Sermon • • 199 views
Intro – J. B. Phillips wrote Your God is Too Small in the 60’s challenging the impotent vision of God that governs most of our lives. We’ve a great God in theory – a small God in practice. We fear a cancer diagnosis, drought, illness, investment loss, the death of a loved one more than we trust the greatness…
Paul Tinker • Sermon • • 1 view
May the words of my mouth and the mediations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our Lord and our saviour – Amen If you were to ask the average person on the street – what are Christians all about? Ask people that are not that religious I believe ‘what’ you would hear said – is that Christians…
Ralph Sorter • Sermon • • 2 views
ADVICE DAD NEVER GAVE YOU Ralph Sorter It seems just like yesterday when I looked down at the precious bundle in my arms. Man was I proud him…this mixed image of his mother and I. Of course he had my good looks, but he had the sparkle in his eyes that reflected his mother. This blonde, miniature man…
Richard Devendorf • Sermon • • 45 views
The Crowd Luke 23:13-25; John 12:12-19; Revelation 7:9-12 NIV Thesis - If Jesus doesn't meet your expectations your expectations are wrong! Ethical Objective - To cause people to expect spiritual deliverance from Jesus. Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at the final twenty-four hours of Jesus’…
Robert Phillips • Sermon • • 1,311 views
CONFORMING TO GOD’S WILL Ephesians 5:8-20 Coping with the expectations of others is often difficult. The government expects us to be good citizens and pay out taxes. Society expects us to live and act responsibly, and to make a positive contribution to life. Our family expects us to live in such a way…