What moves you to pray? How earnest is your praying before God? I am sure you pray because of circumstances in your life. That is good. But I want you to learn to pray because of the great things Christ has done and to let His great work inspire great praying.
God doesn’t want us to come to him with head down but with head up, not dragging our feet but stepping forward with firmness, not groveling in the dirt, but bowing in adoration.
Do you ever sense an opposition to your life? I’m not talking about normal opposition or feeling tired or fleshly but something more sinister and oppressive where it seems like nothing matters or it seems like you are walking through knee-deep mud.
The fulfillment and life the religions of the world fail to deliver, Christ can deliver because in him are the riches of wisdom and knowledge, and in him is fulfillment and life.
I wish every Christian and every preacher would listen to me just for a few moments. I am afraid that we have walked away from this verse. I am afraid that we have fallen into preaching principles and steps and feeling good and solutions and we have stopped preaching the riches of Christ.
You and I are stewards. God has given us money and time and spiritual gifts to use for the advance of his cause in the world.
What a contrast to teaching we hear today. We hear about how to be a better you and how to reach our full potential – and that can be OK – if we remember that God gives us grace and makes us better people not only for ourselves but also for others.
Some people will view our message as subversive and dangerous. Not everyone. Some will view our message as ridiculous. Paul said the preaching of the cross is foolishness to some.
Isn’t this an amazing chapter? Isn’t this an amazing truth? God made you and me into his dwelling! What kind of God is this? What kind of love would do this for us? The love of God in Jesus Christ!
The failure to provide the full dimensions of the Gospel message led to one of the greatest acts of genocide in the world in our lifetime. I hope you will listen today and learn how we can prevent this from happening again.
Sin knocks on the door of our hearts and wants to come in masquerading as our friend and servant, but once we let it in, it becomes our master and never wants to leave.
I have some good news for you today. Even though we all have times where we stumble. These are the times to remember that our relationship with God is based upon him and his perfect record, not us and our imperfect record. Let’s learn how this can set us free.
This prince is the father of lies. This prince is the lord of deception. This prince is the ruler of the power of the air and we must defeat him!
When God exalted Jesus, He bestowed something upon Him – a name. The name is above every other name and will one day cause every knee to bow. What is the name? The name is a title, and the title is Lord!
“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins.”Can it be any bleaker? Can Paul express it with any greater clarity? We were not just sick, we were dead in our trespasses and sins.