Sermons on Purpose & Destiny

New Year to Worship Part 3

GETTING OVER YOURSELF John 4:23-24 (TLB) The time is coming when we will no longer be concerned about whether to worship the Father here or in Jerusalem. For it’s not where we worship that counts, but how we worship—is our worship spiritual and real? Do we have the Holy Spirit’s help? For God is Spirit, and we must have his help to worship as we should. James 5:16 (TLB) The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and…

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 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 4

THE SANDALS OF PEACE Ephesians 6:11-15 (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…

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 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…