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Sermons from First Baptist Church of St. Charles
First Baptist Church of St. Charles
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Total Sermons: 42
Total Amens: 679
When we pray it is seldom that we do not ask God for something. You could say that all of us are treasure hunters. We ask for His blessings. In order to receive those blessings God is telling us not to conform to the world. Instead we need to set our minds on spiritual things. On the ways of God. And only when we conformed to God are we able to find the treasure.
It is amazing how Christ's preaching is showing the fulfillment of the prophesies of the Old Testament. No other being ever came close to Christ in fulfilling the Scriptures. There are many who receive the Word, but reject it. By the time they come home they go about their lives as if nothing happened. We are to receive the Word and continue to proclaim, even in times of adversity. This is what Jesus did. He devoted His adult live preaching His Fathers Word. Are we doing the same?
To see the Glory of Christ, we need to look at His birth and life. Jesus did not hang out with royalty and leaders. He spent all His time with those condemned by the world. Now we need to ask ourselves; "Where is the church"? Where are we spending our time today? Our Savior gave His live for His flock, the ones he baptized. Are we shepherds for those who need us, in order to hear the Good News? Do we possess the POWER of the Holy Spirit in order to spread the Good News?
Does Jesus, the Good Shepherd, know your name? Is your life filled with His Word and teachings? Jesus seeks the lost and brings back the stray. This is why he came; He is our Shepherd. All we have to do is listen and follow His commands.
We are serving a living Savior. This is why we adore Him. When Matthew and Luke wrote the account of Jesus' birth, the Pharisees had forbidden saying His name. For over 2000 years Jesus" name offends people. The reason is simple. Until you profess Jesus Lord and Savior of your life, His words and actions are offensive. The ONLY WAY the lost can be saved is thru prayer and God's mercy on their lives.