Sermon Archive (Page 21)

Sermon Archive (Page 21)

Understanding the Meaning of True Freedom

Truth 1: You must recognize the conundrum of freedom. Paul- prisoner under law Onesimus- former slave, free from owner Philemon- slave master, obliged to forgive Dictionary Definition of Freedom: “the power to act or speak without externally imposed restraint” Conundrum of Freedom 1. Acting without restraint means bound by sin 2. True freedom = bound to Jesus so free from slavery of sin Declaration of Independence Definition: “inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” Truth 2: True…

Life Changing Conversations

1. Be INTENTIONAL 2. FOCUS when talking with God. 3. Have HOPE The ACTS format Adoration (v.4) Confession (v. 5-14) Thanksgiving – Supplication/Petition: (vv. 15-19) Daniel 9:1-2 NIV Matthew 24:35 NIV Isaiah 40:8 NIV Psalm 119:152 NIV John 15:7 NIV Daniel 9:3 NIV James 4:8 NIV Matthew 17:21 NIV Luke 5:16 NIV Daniel 9:4-19 NIV “Every sin, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is an act of rebellion against the sovereign God who reigns and rules over us and as such…

Almost Unbelievable

1 Corinthians 1:17-25 NIV Matthew 28:19a Acts 1:8 1 Corinthians 1:17 1 Corinthians 1:18 Acts 26:22-24 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 1 Corinthians 1:18

The Unwelcome Revival

2 Kings 14:25 Jonah 1:7 Jonah 2:1 Jonah 2:10 Jonah 3:1-3 Jonah 3:4 Jonah 3:10 Jonah 4:1 Jonah 1:1-2 LESSONS FROM JONAH 1. The lost matter to God. Jonah 4:2 Jonah 4:3 Jonah 2:2-6 2. I used to be lost. Jonah 4:6-8 3. Reaching the lost is more important than my comfort. Jonah 2:8 1984 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.”

Warfare Praying

Warfare Praying – Ephesians 6:18 Ephesians 6:18 NIV The Context of Prayer “And pray in the Spirit…” The Constancy of Prayer “On all occasions…” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV “pray continually” The Content of Prayer “All kinds of prayer…” WARFARE PRAYING calls for more concern for spiritual authority than other kinds of prayer. The Caution in Prayer “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions…be alert (WATCHFUL)” Surprise attacks are common in spiritual warfare. The Consistency of Prayer “…and always keep…

A Missionary Call

Acts 1:8 NIV “We don’t really believe the gospel spreads through ordinary people.” – David Platt If you are a believer you are empowered. Ephesians 1:13 NIV John 14:26 NIV You aren’t called, but commanded. Acts 11:19-24 NIV Acts 8:1-4 NIV Your responsibility is here and there. Unreached people group – a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize themselves Reached people group – a people group with…

Stand Strong

Ephesians 6:10-20 NIV Who is the battle against? Where does the battle begin? How do we fight the battle? Ephesians 6:12 NIV Colossians 3 & 4 Wives, Husbands, Children, Fathers, Slaves, Masters, Pray Ephesians 6 Children, Fathers, Slaves, Masters, Put on the full armor, Pray Until you believe that life is war, you cannot know what prayer is for. -John Piper Ephesians 6:10 NIV Embrace the Power of God a. He is mighty to save. b. We can be confident…

How to be Salty

Matthew 5:13-16 ESV Engage the Culture to stay salty. Do good works unto the culture to shine light. How? Dream: We were designed to dream. Matthew 28:19-20 ESV Dream Big. Pray Hard. Ask God to expand your mind in your walk with Him. Genesis 15:4-6 ESV Endeavor to Believe! Ask God to give you vision; to multiply your efforts. Matthew 14:13-21 ESV Jesus was teaching the disciples not to just see the need but to pray, believe, and act. Isaiah…

Missional Living

Acts 9:36-43 NIV   Lifelong Learner:  Acts 9:36 NIV   Cared For Others:  Acts 9:36 NIV   Exercised Her Giftedness:  Acts 9:37-39 NIV   Ephesians 4:11-12   Powerful Story:  Acts 9:41-42 NIV

Intensely Missionary

Missions is not here or there. Our strategy is here and there. At Second Baptist, every member is a missionary “The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become. – Henry Martyn, missionary to India & Peru Daniel 3:4-7 NIV Who’s your God? 1. The world will pressure us into bowing down to many gods. 2.The reality: Most of the gods we bow down to are good things. 3. What we value most…