Sermons by Greg Addison
Hosea 14 Hosea\David’s warnings from last week: Trapped in sin Trust religious activity Captive to human resources Emptiness Desperation Hosea 10:12 Question: Do they walk with Jesus and pursue gospel ministry to draw others to Jesus? Commitment 1 Sow righteousness Commitment 2 “Break unplowed ground” Repent and remove barriers Commitment 3 SEEK the Lord UNTIL His promise: To rain righteousness
Luke 2: 8-16 esv “peace on on earth to people He favors” the peace of salvation What causes a lack of peace? * fear, uncertainty * no sense of God’s presence * sin, disobedience How does Jesus give peace? * gift of salvation (Eph 2:13-16) * realization of His presence (Romans 8: 14-17) * effect of prayer (Phil. 4:6-7) * blessings of obedience (Prov. 4:5-9) * promise of heaven (Rev. 21:3-4) How to “unwrap” the gift of peace: * Worship,…
Luke 2:39-56 The Lord never changes, so realizing true joy comes from understanding and recognizing the presence of Jesus. Focus on the person of Jesus and not circumstances. Seeking Jesus creates an understanding of His presence. Joy comes from realizing the . . . presence, promise, power, purpose of Jesus!
Big Idea: God’s purpose is to transform your heart to beat like His. Application: Ministry is the mechanism He uses to align my heart with His heart. Truth 1: God works at both the Great Commission and individual levels. Truth 2: Ministry is messy. Truth 3: Ministry, especially evangelism, reveals gap between your expectations/passions and His. Truth 4: Circumstances are the classroom, but the destination. What’s in your heart?
Matthew 6:19-33 Choices show REASONS and RESULTS REASONS: * Do I value eternity? * Is it all about me? * Do I really trust Jesus? RESULTS: * Investments in Heaven remain and collect * Earthly stuff just goes away * God blesses faith So the Choice is: “store up treasures in heaven” “seek first His kingdom”
1. Continue to be a Bible church 2 Timothy 2:2-4 2. Do not compare! I Cor. 3:1-6 3. Tithe – It affects him more than anyone else. 2 Cor. 8:1-7 4. Men – Continue to lead, serve, and support 2 Timothy 2:1-2 See in ALL Paul’s letters 5. Love his family. John 13:34-35 6. Pray for Gospel effectiveness. Ephesians 6:19-20 7. Pray for him. Ephesians 6:17-20
Perspective of a soul winner a. Personal Soul Winner b. everywhere = mission field c. heart for redemption Encouraging that perspective in others a. Gods greater purpose b. joy in redemption Commitment to New Believers a. look past baggage b. encourage transformation.
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…