Most recent Sermons on Sermon Cloud All Time
Sermons about Fire
Clock of God (2 Peter 3:8) Patience of God (2 Peter 3:9) Judgment of God (2 Peter 3:P10) People of God (2 Peter 3:11-13)
Image Building = All of Our Insecurities at Work Daniel Chapter three Six ways to know if this image in Babylon is defining us: 1. Attempting to make impressions that are bigger than we really are.(1) 2. Needing the strokes of VIPs. (2, 3) 3. Self-worship â€œI am, and there is none besides me.â€ (Isa. 47:8, 10) 4. Setting up situations where others are motivated to worship us(4-7) 5. Making demanded displays of loyalty. (8-15) 6. Anger when our elaborate self-scheme is opposed. (13, 19) Three tests of our faith brought on by the fire. 16-27 (Hebrews 11) 1. Deliverance faith â€“ we can be delivered from the fire. 2. Enduring faith â€“ we can be delivered through the fire. 3. Commended (graduating) faith â€“ we can be delivered by the fire into the arms of Jesus. The three friends were already committed to the flames before they knew precisely what form of deliverance they would experience. Complete deliverance by Jesus, the fourth man in the fire, means that only the ropes (i.e. those things that bind us) are removed in the fire. We are refined with no hair singed, without the smell of smoke and only whatâ€™s â€œfakeâ€ is burned.
The second church on John's postal route would have been the church at Smyrna. This city competed with Ephesus as the "key" city of Asia Minor and was steeped in deep patriotism and fierce loyalty to Rome. Into this environment steps a marginalized group of Christ-followers declaring that Jesus (not Caesar) was Lord! ...and all hell begins to break loose. As Thomas Torrence says: "The church cannot be the church, without causing trouble!" The key to understanding and embracing this text and this teaching comes in the first phrase: I am the First and the Last, who died and came to life again! Embedded in that statement is the hope these people needed....AND the hope WE need! Key Passage: Revelation 2:8-11
FLN's Sarah Harnisch talks with one of the men at the head of the movie-making projects. Steven Kendrick writes the scripts and produces the movies, and he describes how the church makes blockbuster films.
Even though messages about Hell are often labelled 'offensive' or 'antiquated' or 'irrelevent', God's word is clear about the reality that those without the righteousness of Christ will eternally experience God's justice because of their condition of rebellion against God.
This sermon looks at 4 ways to put of the Fire. Four ways we Quench the Holy Spirit of God.
The work of the Holy Spirit is both mysterious and powerful. Sometimes we just think that He worked during the time of the Bible, but He is fully at work today. This sermon explores the power and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives today.