Tonight’s sermon from Jesus’ Greatest Sermon Ever comes from Matthew 7:1-6 and contains some of the world’s most well-known words. [Read and pray] On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech which has been called the top American speech of the 20th century. In it he called for an end to racism in the United States. ‘With a single phrase, Martin Luther King Jr. joined Jefferson and Lincoln in the ranks of men who’ve shaped modern America.’ What was that phras
Genesis 21: 22 - 34 Slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed an historic peace treaty with the PLO in 1993. Harshly criticized by many of his countrymen who felt he had given up too much in his quest for peace, he defended himself against those who asked how he could sit at the same table with a man like Yasser Arafat. “You don’t make peace with your friends, only with your enemies.” Within 2 years he would pay with his life for his commitment to peace. Peacemaking i
Matthew 6:25-34 New International Version (NIV) Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? 28
Genesis 21: 1 - 21 Have you ever wanted something so badly and waited a long time for it to happen, only to discover that when it did, things didn’t work out the way you thought? Most of us have had that kind of experience and some of us have been down that road many times. Perhaps you spent years saving money to buy a house, only to discover that the foundation is cracked. Or you finally got that new job you were dreaming of and 6 months later lost it because the company was
Matthew 6:19-24 New International Version (NIV)
Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,[a] your whole body will
The Bible tells the truth about people. It shows the whole range of human activity—including the dark side. You will find stories of murder, theft, embezzlement, drunkenness, adultery, rage, moral perversion, rape, revenge, mass murder, corrupt officials, bribery, religious charlatans, to name only a few examples.
Total depravity teaches us that sin has affected every part of the personality—body, mind, spirit, emotions, will, conscience, intellect and soul. All
"Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!" Psalm 95: 6 "Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of the conscience by his holiness; the nourishment of mind with his truth; the purifying of the imagination by his beauty; the opening of the heart to his love; the surrender of will to his purpose - and all of this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable, and therefor
1 April - Easter Sunday – The One Grand Miracle Luke 24:36-49 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to the Disciples 36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh
Luke 24: 1 - 3 It was a garden cemetery … a collection of tombs dug out of solid rock. There the Jews buried their dead. There they laid their loved ones waiting for a better day. There very late on a Friday afternoon … Just before sundown … They buried the body of Jesus. Jesus was buried in a borrowed tomb. It belonged to a rich man named Joseph from Arimathea. Joseph of Arimathea went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus…Pilate was surprised. He didn’t think Jesus was