Sermon Archive (Page 6)

5 Ways to Agape Your Self

I want to start with the wrong religious belief that may be keeping you from being able to love yourself.  Religious teaching from the pulpit often demands that we love others as an obligation instead of an outpouring.  This teaching goes something like YOU MUST love others more than you love yourself!  YOU MUST give sacrificially.  YOU MUST love unconditionally.  YOU MUST…  (here is where you can fill in your YOU MUST statement). When church teaches us that Love is…

Your Thoughts Move You Towards Your Goals

What You Think Determines Who You Are, What You Do and What You Have.   I have 5 scriptures that I want to share about the importance of what you think—or, how you think about what you are thinking about.  BTW, are you thinking about what you are thinking about or are you simply assuming that your thoughts are your thoughts and that you are powerless in changing them?  “I have the mind of Christ” I have access to a…

Visionary People Treasure the Seed of God

There is a process working within me that is constantly pushing against Old Me in order to make room for New Me. We engage with that process when we pray, fast, meditate or participate in any practical activity that seeks to engage the power and presence of God. When we do not believe in the process of The Cross, we despise the small beginning of the salvation seed within us. What do we do with things we despise? We push…

You Can Position Yourself for God’s Presence

In Luke chapter 2 how does Simeon know that Jesus is The Promised Messiah?  We know that Simeon was righteous and devout and the Holy Spirit was upon hi (Before Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus).  Scripture also informs us that Simeon had been promised by Holy Spirit that he wouldn’t die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.  Verse 27 says that Simeon was “move by the Holy Spirit” to go into the temple courts where Mary and Joseph,…

The Invisible Presence Produces Tangible Change

Jesus said that if “we believe, then we will see”, making a case for this idea that IF we will do something ‘invisible’ within us then our eyesight will change. The Presence of God, which isn’t of earthly substance,  hovered over Mary, planted a supernatural seed within her and, over time produced a baby.  The Baby Jesus, Who grew up to be our Lord and Savior.  Something not of this world interacted with the biology of this world and changed…

3 Levels of Thanksgiving

Our working definition for Gratitude is: A tangible expression of thanksgiving that flows from our confident belief that God is Good. We begin with this startling idea that not being thankful is living life against the will of God and that your lack of gratitude is a great indicator of a wounded place in your heart.  Boom! All thanksgiving is not created equal!  The 3 levels of thanksgiving are… Being thankful for what you have Being thankful IN what you…