Outcasts - Luke: a Gospel for the Rejected
In response to a lawyer's question of "Who is my neighbor?," Jesus lays down a parable that challenges every follower of His to love our neighbors by stepping closer, showing compassion, sparing no cost, and shaming our critics.
The Church Dispersed
Randy Ehle • Journey Church, Sonora • Sermon • • 18 views • 35:28
In the face of a global shutdown unprecedented in most of our lives, with churches cancelling services and scrambling to stream worship and teaching online, many are wondering how we can possibly "be the church" if we can't "go to church." But God is not surprised. And just as he used persecution in the early Church to spread the Good News of Jesus to the world, he can—and will—use our present circumstances to take that Good News into our neighborhoods and cities...and the world.
John Ramos • Park City Baptist Church, Park City, MT • Sermon • • 17 views • 36:44
Have you ever had the restless feeling that God was moving in you to reach out and do "something"? In this sermon, pastor John walks us through what is taking place behind the scenes with God before He call you to step out in faith. Learn from Peter on how to invesnt in your relationship with Jesus so that when God calls you, you will be able to discern His will for your life.
Jason Stuart Percy • Refuge TLH • Sermon • • 69 views • 1:13:19
The way of Jesus, of His Kingdom, sets us free from the tyrrany of personal vendetta. We are free to forgive and love and help people who hurt us, who wound our pride, and who persecute us, who anger us. We are free to give away what we have knowing that God, who owns everything, is able to provide and protect and repay so that there will always be, in the end, justice, though we may see much injustice around us. God knows. Remember, while being hurt, Jesus neither fought back, nor ran away, rather he absorbed the hurt and forgave those responsible. The Spirit of Jesus is within all those who follow Him, trusting Him, those who've been born from above. LORD, help us to be different than we are. Recorded at Refuge TLH on Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Jesus commands us to love our neighbor, but what does that really mean? The parable of the Good Samaritan gives us a picture of how Jesus loved us and sacrificed himself for us. "Now go and do likewise."
What stories do we tell ourselves about people who are different from us? Here's a true story: God has created all people - each person - in His own image, with a purpose for the good of humanity. God has sent each of us out into the world to share His message of truth with everyone we meet, regardless of our differences. And just like the 72 messengers Jesus sent out, we go out with nothing to lose: we have a message to share, but we are not superior in God's eyes because we know the truth. We are equals among all our neighbors. When we live at peace with everyone, we are able to receive and give freely from each other. God wants us to see the value in everyone as God's special treasure ... and share His message with everyone in love and in peace.
Garrett Tyson • Sermon • • 12 views
This past summer, on one particular day, I sinned rather badly. Not in the sense of some type of gross immorality. It was about what I failed to do. It was a painful day; I cried about it. To this day, it still bothers me. The only good thing that came out of it was that, through it, the Holy Spirit…
We are told to love our neighbor as ourselves, or better still as Christ has loved us. But who is our neighbor? Do we decide who our neighbor is or is that out of our control. Or do those around us determine if we are a loving neighbor or not. We will answer these questions today.
Brad Jordan • Cornerstone Baptist Church • Sermon • • 32 views • 35:54
This morning we will look at a very familiar parable from scripture in which Christ demonstrates for us God’s desire for our attitude towards our neighbors, our limitations caused by our attitude and what happens when we submit our attitude to the authority of Christ and seek to glorify Him in the way that we define our neighbor(s).