Sermons by David Longenecker

The Armor of God Part 3

THE BELT OF TRUTH Ephesians 6:11-17 (NIV) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes . . . that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place. Helmet of Salvation—Protects our thoughts. Breastplate of Righteousness—Protects our heart.…

The Armor of God Part 2

THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS Ephesians 6:11-17 (NIV) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes . . . that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place. The Breastplate of Righteousness is to protect your heart. Satan…

The Armor of God Part 1

THE HELMET OF SALVATION Ephesians 6:11-17 (NIV) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes . . . that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes…

The Spirit of Fear

THE SPIRIT OF FEAR 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. “Fear,” in the Greek, is to become fainthearted; to lose the “moral fortitude” needed to follow the Lord. Ephesians 6:11 (CEV) Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. Satan wants to steal, kill, and destroy—one of the tools he uses is…

What I CAN Do In Christ

WHAT I CAN DO IN CHRIST Growing up, I was told what I couldn’t do: “You can’t drink, smoke, chew, or hang out with the girls that do.” However, Christianity is really about what we CAN do now that we have Jesus in our lives! Without Jesus we had limits and boundaries. Matthew 10:1-8 (NIV) When He [Jesus] had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all…

Faith in the Final Outcome

FAITH IN THE FINAL OUTCOME Jesus never promised us an easy life. John 16:33 (AMP) [Jesus said] I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world. When we go through hard times, we must place our faith in the final outcome. Psalm 34:19 (AMP) Many hardships and perplexing…

Getting God’s Vision

GETTING GOD’S VISION Acts 3:19-22 (WE) Stop doing wrong things. Turn to God again. Then the wrong things you have done will be wiped away altogether. The Lord will give you a new start and make you very glad. He will send you Jesus. He was the one God chose to be the Christ. But he must wait in heaven until the time when all things will be made new again as they were at first. By his holy prophets…

The Power of Patience

THE POWER OF PATIENCE Luke 8:11-15 (NKJV ) The parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation…

Pentecost Part 4

THE EYES OF JESUS Acts 1:8 (GNT) When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me . . . . to the ends of the earth. Mark 6:34 (NIV) When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit to meet needs. As Jesus went about…

Pentecost Part 3

THE NEW TESTAMENT TABERNACLE OF WITNESS Numbers 11:29 (NLT) Moses replied . . . “I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit upon them all!” Acts 1:8 (GNT) When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me . . . . to the ends of the earth. In the Old Testament God had the “Tabernacle of Witness.” The Tabernacle was…

Pentecost Part 2

THE PURPOSE OF PENTECOST Pentecost means fifty. The Feast of Pentecost is fifty days after the Feast of First Fruits. On Pentecost, Jesus sent what the Father had promised. Numbers 11:29 (NLT) Moses replied . . . “I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit upon them all!” Acts 2:1-35 (NIV) When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of…

Pentecost Part 1

THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER John 20:19-22 (NIV) When the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and…