Sermons on In Christ

Eternal Life Part 4

TIME SPENT IN GOD’S PRESENCE “We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.” – R.A. Torrey Luke 6:17-19 (NIV) He [Jesus] went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases.…

Eternal Life Part 3

DELIVERED FROM THE DOMINION OF DARKNESS 2 Corinthians 13:9-11 (NIV) Our prayer is that you may be fully restored . . . . Brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration. When Adam fell he changed places and conditions. He moved out of the spiritual life realm to the death realm. He moved from spiritual life to spiritual death. – Unger’s Bible Dictionary Jesus came to reverse the effects of the Fall. Colossians 1:13 (EXB) God has ·freed [rescued; delivered]…

Eternal Life Part 2

UNION WITH GOD 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV) We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. What you behold you become. . . . In gazing with wonder at [Jesus] the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are looking at ourselves! Every feature of his image is mirrored…

Eternal Life Part 1

THE PURPOSE OF JESUS’S COMING Genesis 1:24-27 (NKJV) God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let Us…

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…

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…

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…

Written On Your Heart Part 3

THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT God’s law was never the standard for salvation. God’s law is the standard for personal freedom. Romans 13:8-10 (LBP) If you are loving others you are measuring up to the standard that God’s law has always been seeking . . . . If you really love, you will measure up to the whole law without even thinking about it. Jesus saves us, the Holy Spirit fills us, the Father’s love frees us. Romans 5:5 (CEV)…

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…