Sermons on Grace

Written On Your Heart Part 2

THE LAW OF FREEDOM Matthew 5:17 (NIV) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish [to do away with, deprive of force, annul, or discard] them but to fulfill them.” “Fulfill,” comes from the Greek root “plḗrēs” meaning, “being full of the presence of the Lord (and His provisions), to take possession of one’s heart, and to make complete in every particular.” Jesus didn’t come to remove God’s…

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…

Breastplate of Righteousness Part 1

THE BLESSINGS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS Proverbs 28:1 (NIV) The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. Isaiah 32:17 (NIV) The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. . . . the effect of righteousness is rest and security for ever. – JUB The Breastplate of Righteousness produces peace, rest, confidence, security, and boldness. Isaiah 54:14 (TLV) In righteousness you will be established. You will be…

Flesh vs Spirit Part 1

THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD Galatians 5:16, 18, 22-23 (LDB) I challenge you to think, speak, and act in obedience to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Then you won’t be in any danger of gratifying any selfish or wrongful [fleshly] desire . . . . 18 If you allow yourselves to be led and controlled by the Holy Spirit, you are free from any need to put yourself under the restraints and control of the Law of…

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…

Sin No More Part 3

LEAVING SIN BEHIND—The Spiritual Side 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (JOHN) When anyone turns to Christ, the veil is removed . . . . This is God’s Spirit at work and wherever the Spirit of God operates, he sets persons free. With the veil lifted from our eyes we see the ultimate purpose of God [sons and daughters] reflected in Christ, and as we keep this vision before us we are continually transformed by it. We move from one area of fulfillment…

Sin No More Part 1

FORGIVENESS AND FREEDOM John 8:2-3 (TPT) At dawn Jesus appeared in the temple courts . . . in the middle of his teaching, the religious scholars and the Pharisees broke through the crowd and brought a woman who had been caught in the act of committing adultery and made her stand in the middle of everyone. . . . The Scribes and Pharisees dragged in a prostitute whom they had tricked into adultery so they could use her to confront…

Real Christianity Part 3

The Reason For Grace In this series we are addressing three “big” questions: Am I experiencing what I should experience with God? Are my prayers being answered? Am I getting the results I should in my walk with God? Romans 8:14 (ERV) The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them. GOD’S GOAL – Children Ephesians 1:5 (ERV) Before the world was made, God decided to make us his own children through Jesus Christ. This was…

Real Christianity Part 1

Connecting with God I want to start this series with three “big” questions: Am I experiencing what I should experience with God? Are my prayers being answered? Am I getting the results I should in my walk with God? All these things find fulfillment in a relationship with God. Real Christianity is experiencing God, seeing answers to prayers, and getting results, but religion gets in the way. Mark 7:7-8 (AMP) In vain (fruitlessly and without profit) do they worship Me,…

Christ The Healer Part 3

The Grace/Healing Exchange 1 John 3:21-22 (NIV) Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask. The church has faith for healing! How many believe God can open blind eyes? Make the deaf hear? And the lame walk? Heal cancer? Heal Diabetes? So our problem isn’t faith. Our problem is confidence. We second guess if he will do it for me. THE GRACE/HEALING EXCHANGE Sin=Death Grace=Life Titus 2:11…