Aren’t Christians supposed to act perfect all the time? What about those times when we hit a wall? THE WALL DEFINED: In simplest terms, the Wall is when your life doesn’t turn out exactly how you planned it. Bishop Perry Engle brings us to the various walls in our lives and, whether it is loss or…
Who will in your family will you take after? What family heritage will guide you, or what from my past will determine your future? Ahaz completely failed at following God. He even sacrificed his children in fire. His son Hezekiah, when he became king, must have had huge fears and expectations involving his father. What was he to…
Question: At what cost do you live your life, or accomplish our goals? Amaziah had a King’s perspective: I’m going to war, gonna make a name for myself, plunder gold and silver, and build my Kingdom. Jeff had a goal to make a yummy breakfast, but he didn’t know the eggs were stale. What should he do…
The Jewish Concept of Sin: The Yetzer hara, Literally the “evil impulse” that drives us to sin, is this the biblical view? And how do we direct our desires towards Godly LIFE giving activities, instead of sinful old-self activities? Find out in this sermon.
Baptism represents dying to our old way of life. There is an old saying “We’ll know where we’re going when we get there.” The type of truth we follow is vitally important. There are two different types of truth: Coherent Truth: A belief system that coheres, or fits together and Correspondent Truth: A belief system that corresponds to how things really…
Joash became King at seven years old, and did what was right in God’s eyes. Joash spent the first 6+ years of his life, hidden in the Temple, probably with the Priest Jehoiada as his Father figure. We need other people to stay focused on God! God even created us to need other people! Joash…
We live and exist in the “WORLD,” which God allows to be under the influence of SATAN. Jesus’ was sent by God to establish the KINGDOM OF GOD on earth. Having FAITH IN Jesus and being OBEDIENT to Him allows us to move into the kingdom of God while we’re still here in this life. Jesus gives us the…
The epitome of faith is keeping your eyes on God, believing what he said, and obeying. Marching to “meet the problem” God’s way, while singing worship songs!
What I believe God thinks about me, is one of the most influential things in my life.
The greatest commandment is to love God. Out of this flows obedience!
When we resolve a problem without God, or move forward without obeying God, we actually weaken our position – even if it doesn’t feel like it at the moment!
God wants to be strong on my behalf. His eyes are scanning the Earth, looking for people he can support (2 Chronicles 16:9)!
We don’t have the knowledge we need to make our Christian lives work right!
Everyone is a theologian it’s just a matter of whether you’ll be a good one or a bad one!
Life can be complicated, but knowing what God wants us to do is simple.
Simple: Jesus calls out, “FOLLOW ME” and we either follow him, or we don’t.
The Christmas Story (Luke 2:8-15) by Ron Kramer
The attitude: The prophet encouraged Asa to be intentional about everything he did.
Bible Verses: 2 Chronicles 14
Big question: How did Asa have confidence that God would fight for him? How can we have confidence that God is on our side?
THE MAIN THING! Asa had confidence in God because he was doing what God was doing!
Jesus is our goal. “Jesus is our touchdown.” Moves towards the goal!
Being satisfied with things in the world stop us from pursuing God.
Big Question: How do we make wise choices?
Rehoboam takes three days to consider the issue (great choice!) and meets with the elders for advice (super great choice!).
Reheboam takes his friend’s advice, and the nation collapses. Israel splits into Israel and Judah, and never fully reunites.
What’s the best way to genuinely love life? How do I find happiness and blessing? “For a happier soul make wisdom your goal!”
The reality is: If you aren’t worshiping Jesus, you aren’t worshiping God. If you aren’t obeying Jesus, you aren’t obeying God.
God chooses to describe his grand cosmic plan for the redemption of humankind as adoption.
We love to be happy and to do great things – but true, lasting, joy seems fleeting. How do we find REAL lasting joy?
What goals are you trying to accomplish? Remember: We WORK HARD and GOD MAKES IT WORK OUT!