Sermons (Page 60)

Sermons (Page 60)

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I am an Alien

In 1 Peter 2:11-12, Peter wrote, “Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.” The author of Hebrews identified the heroes of faith as “strangers and exiles on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13). Why was this identity attributed to God’s elect, what do we learn about God’s expectation for His people from this identity, and how does it impact how we relate to the world around us? Sermon Handout 1…

I am a Priest

Peter indicated that Christians “are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for [God’s] own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). In similar fashion, John said that Jesus “made [the church] a kingdom, priests to his God and Father” (Revelation 1:6). Both utilized an identity God stated of His people in Exodus 19:5-6. How did we receive the identity of…

I am a Child

Throughout the New Testament, God is consistently referred to as “Father” (Matthew 5:48; 6:1-15; 7:11; John 4:23; 14:2-3; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6; Galatians 1:3-4; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 3:17), and we are consistently referred to as “children,” “sons,” and “heirs” (Matthew 18:3-4; John 1:12-13; Romans 8:14-17; Galatians 3:24-29; 4:1-7; Ephesians 1:3-5; 5:1; Philippians 2:14-15; Hebrews 12:5-11; 1 Peter 1:14-19; 1 John 3:1-3, 9-10). What bearing should these identities have on our relationship with God? Sermon Handout 1 JOHN 3:1-3 See what kind of…

Identity Crisis

Who am I? It’s an important question because it’s a question about identity. In fact, psychologists have theorized that we all experience an identity crisis during our adolescent years that determines our understanding of who we are for the rest of our lives. But the identity we adopt during our adolescent years is not nearly as important as the identity we adopt during our rebirth into Christ. God has a specific list of identities He intends for His people to…

Greater Than Death

The Greek term from which we get the word “gospel” means “good news.” What constitutes the “good news”? Paul indicated that the “gospel” he preached consisted of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, but he seemed to give greater importance to the resurrection by spending more time talking about it (1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 13:32-33). Why? Because the resurrection is the primary source of good news since the good news is that Jesus is alive! Sermon Handout 1 CORINTHIANS…

Greater Than Me

Jesus made it very clear that in order for someone to be his disciple he or she must be willing to “deny himself [or herself]” (Matthew 16:24). Why? Because if God is the Greater Than then I must be willing to confess that I am not. This might be the most difficult greater than status of God for us to accept because it requires us to acknowledge that the world does not revolve around us. And this might also be…