Most Amen'd Sermons on Sermon Cloud This Month
Jesus Christ should be our precious cornerstone. What does that mean, and how do we make it so?
Peter knows that we all have aspirations for greatness. He knows that we all want to be special and set apart in some way. Peter doesn't ask us to die to that as much as he shows us the way to a rare, and excellent life. A path few people see, and even fewer walk.
Peter tells us over and over again that submission is the best way to influence the authorities in our lives. This is also true in the home. But does it work, and do we even agree with it? Are there clearly defined roles in the home, or is it an equal partnership?
As aliens and strangers we should be living differently. This should be obvious to the world around us. In what ways are we to be free to live and serve this world?
So many of us are either extremely busy or extremely lonely. But if you look beneath the surface, you find that they betray something else: our need for community. Even with this deep need, so many Christians refuse to get involved in the local church. Worse yet, many Christians bad mouth the church, not even realizing they are talking smack about Jesus' bride.
Yeah...this son is lost even more. Way more lost. Because he doesn't know he's lost. Does this son repent or does he kill the father? History has written the ending of this story.
As we begin our journey into this 1st century story told by Jesus, we must burn all the misconceptions in our head from years of bad teaching. This story was not told to endear us to the nature of a graceful God, but was told to shock and shame his listeners. This story is about the kind of grace that upsets our sensibilities. We begin by looking at the younger son.
When we read the Bible, we learn to hear the voice of God.
This is a confusing text. But the most important element is that we understand our greatest fear. And that we have a way of escape when the waters rise.
There's something terribly wrong with the world which alienates us from each other, God, and even ourselves. We partner with God to set things right; God's ability to do this surprises and amazes us. Merle shares from his wealth of experience and wisdom at REACH 2013, a convention of 43 ministries.