Sermons by David Longenecker

Living in the Last Days Part 5

WHAT HEAVEN WILL BE LIKE In order to understand “life in Heaven,” we first need to clarify Jesus’s words to the Sadducees. Luke 20:34-36 (EXB) “On earth, people [ The children of this age] marry and are given to someone to marry. But those who will be worthy to be raised from the dead and live again [of the age to come and the resurrection] will not marry, nor will they be given to someone to marry. [For] In that life…

Living in the Last Days Part 4

THE RAPTURE AND YOUR CHILDREN What can we expect when we are raptured? Revelation 21:3-5 (NIRV) God now makes his home with the people. He will live with them. They will be his people. And God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death.’ (Isaiah 25:8) And there will be no more sadness. There will be no more crying or pain. Things are no…

Living in the Last Days Part 3

ARE YOU RAPTURE READY? Matthew 24:39-44 (DIST) The Great Flood came without any signs, so, before the Judgment there will be a “Rapture” – without any signs . . . . The “Rapture” will be a blessing only for the born-again. Those who reject reality and therefore do not prepare to meet God will miss the “Rapture.” Jesus’s 4 Rapture Parables Faithful or Unfaithful Servants (Matt 24:44-51) Are you faithful to your kingdom assignment? This isn’t about doing “more,” it’s…

Living in the Last Days Part 2

THE 7 SEALS – THE BIRTH PAINS Roughly 80% of Bible prophecy is already fulfilled. Roughly 20% of Bible prophecy is to be fulfilled. Acts 2:16-17 (NIV) This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: “In the last days, God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people.’” The “Last Days” is simply the final dispensation before the return of Jesus. Revelation 1:9 (NKJV) I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation . . .…

Living in the Last Days Part 1

BIBLE PROPHECY SIMPLIFIED Bible prophecy is history written in advance. Isaiah 46:10 (NIV) I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’ About 28% of the Bible is prophetic. It contains around 2,500 prophecies. Roughly 2,000 (80%) are fulfilled. Roughly 500 (20%) remain unfulfilled. Isaiah 48:3-6 (NLT) Long ago I told you what was going to happen. Then suddenly…

Living in the Miraculous

Living in the Miraculous The Gospels are filled with the miracles of Jesus. Jesus’s miracles teach us: We’re not limited by what we see in this life. We don’t have to be victims to our circumstances. Impossibilities are possible when we believe. Mark 9:23 (AMP) All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts [in Me]! Miracles teaches us that the spiritual realm has the power to change the natural realm. It’s the reason we pray. WORKING TOGETHER…

Redeeming the Difficult

REDEEMING THE DIFFICULT 2 Timothy 2:23-26 (NLT) Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they…

Doors Part 3

THE DOOR OF MY LIPS Psalm 139:16 (NIV) Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. FOUR STAGES OF GOD’S INDIVIDUAL WILL Stage 1: The prompting of the Holy Spirit Stage 2: Certain uncertainty Stage 3: Predictable resistance Stage 4: Focused determination Psalm 141:3 (NIV) Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. “The door of my…

Doors Part 2

FOUR STAGES OF GOD’S INDIVIDUAL WILL Psalm 139:16 (NIV) Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. FINDING THE RIGHT DOOR God’s moral will (what God already revealed in the Bible). God’s sovereign will (what God is doing on the earth). God’s individual will (what God is doing in your life). FOUR STAGES OF GOD’S INDIVIDUAL WILL Step 1: The prompting of the Holy…

Doors Part 1

GOD’S OPEN DOOR Many of us know, deep down, that the life we are living is not the life we could be living. Psalm 139:16 (NIV) Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. What do you do when you know, “There is no way the life I’m living is the life God wrote for me.” Revelation 3:7-8 (NIV) What he [God] opens no…

When Jesus Says Thank You

When Jesus Says Thank You I want to thank those who are investing their time, talents, and treasure to help expand the kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is the realm in which God’s will is fulfilled. Today, I’m saying, “Thank You,” but one day you’ll hear Jesus Himself say, “Thank You!” 1 Timothy 6:18-19 (AMP) [Charge them] to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal and generous of heart, ready to share [with others],…