Sermons

on Faith

The Lord Who Provides

We are talking about the importance of baptism, the declaration that we know Christ as our personal Savior. We call ourselves Christians, it identifies us as followers of Christ.  One of the most significant characteristics of a Christian is to walk in obedience.  Jesus explained this repeatedly during his ministry.  He explained that faith is necessary for our salvation, but then he said that “if you love me you will...
Sermon series: A King's story

Facing Impossible Situations, Part II

We are learning from Elisha as he faces impossible situations.  Then, as now, going through difficult times is an indication that only God can meet your needs.  Today we learn what tools are available to help, what should we do? – Relate it to God, bring it to God in prayer. Acknowledge that god is in control.  We are not praying to change the situation, but to surrender it to...
Sermon series: A King's story

God Honors Obedience

We learn today that Elijah did not call Elisha to follow in his footsteps, God did.  No one chooses their own calling, we serve where we are called by God.  He calls, we respond, it’s where God wants us.  God fashions the work that we are supposed to do, responding is to God’s glory.  God has a plan to accomplish His purpose in each of us and He wants to...
Sermon series: A King's story

Lessons From Elijah

We live our Christian lives by obedience, by faith, not by sight or emotions.  We have learned two broad lessons from our study on Elijah. First, that faith is a willingness to obey God even when circumstances seem impossible.  Faith responds in obedience.  Secondly, Faith is a willingness to follow God even when it seem unproductive.  We don’t always know what God is doing “behind the scenes.”  God rewards, or...
Sermon series: A King's story

The End of Ahab’s Life

All his life Ahab had played loose with his attitude of God’s word.  All but one prophet told him what he wanted to hear. In chapter 22 of I Kings we learn from three men as Ahab faces the end of his life. From Ahab himself we learn that it is perilous to reject the word of God and His direction for our lives.  The prophet Micaiah (the one prophet...
Sermon series: A King's story

Elijah meets Obadiah

Ahab and Jezabel had been looking for Elijah during those three years of no rain. They were all experiencing severe drought conditions. Little did they know that God had placed him close by, staying in the home of a widow and her son. The word of the Lord came to Elijah, instructing him to now show himself to King Ahab and then the Lord will then bring the rain. Obadiah was a...
Sermon series: A King's story

The Faithfulness of God

God brings us through adversity and trials. They serve a purpose and God will use them to test our faith. Our conduct should line up with what we know to be true about God, and our faith is evidenced by what  God is able to do through the trials that we experience. Trials, unexpected, yet necessary, are used to deepen our understanding of the faithfulness of God. 1 Peter tells us...
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