"obedience" Tagged Sermons

The Importance of Hope

“13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also…

Living a Christ-like Life…

“18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your…

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…

Leaving A Legacy Of Love

“Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) HCSB] “Dear friends, let us love one another because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know god, because God…

Suffering And The Christian Hope

“I have refined you, but not as silver is refined. Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.” (Isaiah 48:10) [NLT] There are several possible reasons for Christian suffering that are distinct from the reasons for the general suffering experienced by everyone: “5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?…

A New Beginning: Reconciling With God

History Nehemiah prayed and fasted  Nehemiah 1:4-6a 4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. 5 Then I said: “Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him…