Sermons on In Christ

What Matters Most Part 1

CHRIST IN HUMAN HEARTS Philippians 1:9 (CP) This I pray: that your love may keep growing until you have such understanding and keen perception that you can sort out the truly important matters. I want you to understand what matters most! What Mattered to the Pharisees The Bible mentions THREE main things the Pharisees loved. Money. Pharisees loved money! Money drove their decisions. If lying meant more money – they’d lie! Money mattered most. Luke 16:13-14 (NIV) “No one can…

The Prince of Peace

THE PRINCE OF PEACE We sing Christmas songs and get Christmas cards about peace and joy, but most people have never experienced that peace, or are living in that joy. Luke 2:13-14 (NIV) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” It’s NOT peace on earth; it’s peace in YOU! John 14:27 (TLB) I am…

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…

Miracles of the Master Part 4

THE MINDSET FOR MIRACLES Philippians 2:5 (KJV) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. . . . adopt the mind-set of Jesus the Anointed. Live with His attitude in your hearts. – VOICE . . . Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. – MSG How did Jesus Christ think? John 11:1-4 (NIV) Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha…

Identity & Relationships Part 4

A New Spiritual Species Colossians 1:12-14 (NKJV) Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and [has] conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. God has, God has, God has, we have! The gospel is the good news of what we HAVE…

Identity & Relationships Part 3

Forming the Right Identity 1 John 3:1-2 (NIV) See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are . . . . We are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. There are four main building blocks of identity:…

Identity & Relationships Part 2

How Identity Builds Psalm 8:4-6 (GNT) What are human beings, that you think of them; mere mortals, that you care for them? Yet you made them inferior only to Yourself; you crowned them with glory and honor. You appointed them rulers over everything you made; you placed them over all creation. God never intended for you to struggle or be defeated. He appointed you to rule and reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. You were created inferior ONLY…

Identity & Relationships Part 1

How Identity Destroys Genesis 1:26-28 (NIV) God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said…

Cross To The Throne Part 6

The Ascension of Jesus Step 1: Jesus conquered our emotional conditions. Step 2: Jesus conquered our physical conditions. Step 3: Jesus conquered our spiritual conditions. When Jesus finished everything necessary for your salvation on Earth, He then secured salvation in Heaven. Jesus becomes your High Priest and applies His blood to Heaven’s Mercy Seat. Hebrews 4:14 (NIV) Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to…

Cross To The Throne Part 5

Cross to the Throne GARDEN TO THE CROSS Step 1: Jesus conquered our emotional conditions. Step 2: Jesus conquered our physical conditions. CROSS TO THE THRONE Step 3: Jesus conquered our spiritual conditions. Our spiritual condition was comprised of (1) the power of sin, (2) satan’s authority, (3) and the power of death. Jesus Conquered Sin 1 Peter 2:24 (AMP) He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar…

Cross To The Throne Part 4

Garden to the Cross Jesus slept in the middle of a storm, walked on the water, raised the dead, cast out demons, and healed every kind of sickness and infirmity. In every situation He was the Master. But in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus entered a state of sorrow, grief, fear, and distress so severe that He sweat drops of blood (Luke 22:44). Why? Because this is where substitution began. Isaiah 53:4 (KJV) Surely He has borne our griefs and…

Cross To The Throne Part 3

The Laws of Identification In Jesus’s earthly walk He was our example. Jesus revealed what a man spiritually alive unto God could do. However, in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus changed roles. He became our substitute, stand-in, and agent. Romans 4:25 (FD) When we acknowledge God as the awesome power who restored life to Jesus, we recognize He made His Son our stand-in and agent; as our stand-in he paid the death penalty due us by law for our crimes.…
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