Sermons from March 2012

The Blessing of Discipline

Hebrews 12:3-14 We may not think of discipline as a blessing, but our passage shows us that it is. The Lord can use it to guide us when we choose to go down the wrong path, but He uses it to bring other blessings as well.

Two Lives Considered

Mark 6:14-29 We consider the examples of John the Baptist and King Herod. Looking at these two men, which example you should follow? Will you repent and live, or will you not and perish? Every day you decide one or the other. There are only two paths.

Tell Them to Repent

Mark 6:7-13 We consider how familiarity with the gospel can be a problem for evangelism. We might be tempted to think that the gospel is far too complex to master and share with others, but we are challenged by the example of the disciples, whose message was simple.

The Spirit of Power

2 Timothy 1:7 We consider another promise God makes to his children: protection. He will give us courage and will protect us as we work to do His will.

Blessings Follow Affliction

Genesis 41:45-57 There is a great spiritual famine in the world today. We are challenged to be like Joseph and preach the bread of life to the famished people in the earth.

The Problem of Familiarity

Mark 6:1-6 Familiarity breeds comtempt. When Jesus returned to Nazareth, the citizens did not accept His teaching because they were so familiar with Him. Here is an obstacle to evangelism: the problem of familiarity.

I Will Teach You the Way

Psalm 32:8-9 We consider the spiritual blessing of divine guidance. Paul tells us that in his own warfare, he didn’t fight as one beating the air – he knew precisely what to do and when to do it. He knew because He had direction from the Lord.

Do Not Be Afraid, Only Believe

Mark 5:21-43 Jesus shows us in our passage that He is the Lord of life – He has power over the dead. He said on another occasion, „For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes„ (John 5:21).

No Longer Strangers, but Citizens

Ephesians 2:19-22 Have you ever read about the great things the Lord did through His saints in history and wish you could have taken part in it? You can and you are. This is the same work, the same war, the same plan of God. Let this remind you for whom you’re fighting and