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Sermons from First Baptist Church of St. Charles
First Baptist Church of St. Charles
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Total Sermons: 51
Total Amens: 690
Why do we gather this morning in a sanctuary? Because you are saved? You see it as an obligation? You are curious about God's Word? Or you have no idea why, but something told you to go. One thing is certain; we are gathered to worship God. He called all of us here together, no matter what our background is, to share His vision (Word) with all of us.
Have you professed faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, but sometimes ask yourself if He is truly the One? Do not be discouraged by this, as even John the Baptist had the same doubt at one point (Luke 7:19). John's (or yours) faith was not failing him; he just needed strengthening and affirmation of his faith. When you doubt, pray for strength and affirmation from our God.
We need to understand that people amongst us are hurting and grieving like the widow in Luke's Gospel. Being the joyful followers of Jesus, are we meeting those who are hurting to touch them as Jesus touched this widow? Do we have compassion for those who are hurting? Do we offer them the healing words of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior? When the hand of Jesus touches us, we are no longer the same. We are changed forever.
Unlike most slave masters, the centurion cared deeply about his slave. This is why he send for Jesus, as he had heard of Him. We all heard of Jesus, but do we speak of Him to the world? Maybe there is somebody who needs to hear you speak about Him, so their lives, just as yours, will be changed forever and placed under His authority.
We have read and heard the story of the resurrection many times, but what do you believe? What does the world believe? The Eleven (Apostles) did not believe when they were told though they were with Him for 3-1/2 years and saw all He did. Jesus knows when we doubt but if we have faith and accept Him as Lord, He will open our minds to understand the scriptures (Luke 24:45)