"faith" Tagged Sermons

Good Deeds

“11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.”  (1 Peter 2:11-12)“11 Queridos hermanos,…

Testing Through Trials

“6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus…

The Things That Can Ruin Your Faith

Text: Colossians 2:16-23 Threatening Themes Paul Has Been Confronting: Some Things That Can Hurt Christ-followers: “Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in question to food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to…

Confronting False Teaching

Text: Colossians 2:8-15 Themes Paul Has Been Confronting: Intellectualism: (2:8)  Ritualism: (2:16) Spiritualism: (2:18 & 19) Legalism: (2:20-23) All four themes are presented as substitutes for Christ. Paul’s pragmatic statement- “… walk in him …” (v. 6c), Paul’s warning- “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human…

Is It Worth It?

Paul’s GENERAL Calling and Suffering: “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me…

How To Express Appreciation

Text: Colossians 1:1–14 [ESV] Four Ways Paul Expresses His Appreciation: “1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brothers [and sisters] in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.” (Colossians 1:1-2) [ESV] Important points in Paul’s opening greeting: “3…

Faith Is Hope In Action

FAITH is HOPE in ACTIONTop-line and Bottom-line theologyThe Heart of the Gospel• Galatians 3:7-9The Gospel is God’s bottom lineThe Good News is the top line where we anchor our hope Faith Lays Claim to Hope – Isaiah 58:6-12 Faith in Action begins between your ears – Philippians 4:4-9Sow a thought — reap an action.Sow an…