Sermons on Faith

Written On Your Heart Part 4

THE TWO TREES OF KNOWLEDGE In the Old Testament, God’s “Spirit” rested over the Ark of the Covenant; leading Israel out of the wilderness into God’s promises. The Ark of the Covenant symbolizes the heart of a believer. Jeremiah 31:33 (NLT) “This is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their…

Breastplate of Righteousness Part 2

THE PURPOSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS The Breastplate of Righteousness produces peace, rest, confidence, security, boldness, no fear, no terror, no oppression. Romans 8:30 (LOVETT) God called those whom He fore-ordained. He also justified them, making them as righteous as Jesus. Easton’s Bible Dictionary—Justification: “The judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous . . . . In addition to the pardon of sin, justification…

Endure till the End Part 3

THE PATH OF APOSTASY Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV) Since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that…

Faith, Vision & Sacrifice

FAITH, VISION & SACRIFICE 2 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV) His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature. Faith comes through your knowledge of God’s promises. Romans 10:17 (NIV) Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.…

Truth Over Trend Part 1

THE BIBLE IS ALIVE 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (MSG) Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. In order to get to know God, you have to get to know your Bible. John 1:1-5 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word…

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…

The Prayer Advantage

THE PRAYER ADVANTAGE James 5:16 (NLB) Prayer from the heart [spirit] of a man right with God has much power. . . . makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. – AMP John 16:7 (AMP) I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy…

The Power of Praise

THE POWER OF PRAISE Isaiah 61:1-3 (NKJV) The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted . . . . To comfort all who mourn . . . . To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. 1. Praise lifts us out of sorrow and depression.…

Made to Conquer

TRUST CHRIST TO HELP 1 John 5:4 (AMP) Everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]. . . . God’s “heredity” within us will always conquer the world outside us. – PHILLIPS . . . by trusting Christ to help. – TLB E. W. Kenyon said, “The reason the majority of Christians are weak, though they are…

The Lessons of Jacob Marley

THE LESSONS OF JACOB MARLEY 1. “I wear the chains I forged in life.” What we do here, determines our position there! Hebrews 9:27 (NET) People are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment. We’re either storing up treasure or we’re storing up judgment. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (TLB) For the living at least know that they will die! But the dead know nothing [about their future] . . . .Whatever they did in their lifetimes—loving, hating, envying—is long gone,…

Heart Treasure Part 3

THE HEART’S DEEP ABIDING BELIEFS Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. GOOD – Empowered by God in life, through faith. EVIL – Toiling alone in misery, through distrust. TREASURE – The thoughts we store up in our heart. Research has found that the electromagnetic field of the heart is approximately 5,000 times greater in strength…