Sermons by Jack Abels

God’s Ability to Persuade

II SAMUEL 12:1-14 The LORD sent Nathan to persuade David (v.1). How does it help to have a relationship with someone you seek to persuade? What will help us to see ourselves as chosen by God to persuade others? Telling a story that relates well is a great way to persuade (v.1-4). How much persuasive…

Love Is What We Are to Be

I CORINTHIANS 13 Love for God is incomplete without displaying it by blessing others (v.1). Why is genuine love more persuasive than impressive speech? How can we make sure that our words are more than an obnoxious noise? Spiritual maturity and insight is incomplete without practicing love (v.2). What happens to Christianity when we just…

What Will You Tell Your Grandchildren?

I SAMUEL 24 David could later tell how 3,000 of the best troops chased him (v.1-2). If you are not busy working for the kingdom, what message will you share? Why is it important to share about opposition and obstacles you have faced? David had opportunity to easily rid himself of his enemy (v.3-4). What…

A Barren Source of Faithful Praise

I SAMUEL 2:1-11 The one praising God after years of being childless is again barren (1:24-28). What does her amazing gift say about Hannah’s heart? To what extent are we willing to give our children to God? Hannah sings a song to glorify God above all else (2:1-5a). What does Hannah’s praise at that time…

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

JOB 19:25-27 In Joshua and soon in Ruth we read about a ‘kinsman-redeemer’ (Ruth 2:20). How did a kinsman redeemer bless those who were in need? What protection was possible because of a kinsman-redeemer? Job, in the midst of trials trusted in his redeemer (Job 19:25-27). In the face of such terrible trials, how could…

The Honor Belongs to God

NUMBERS 20:1-13 There are situations that provide excuses for bad behavior (v.1-5). When we lose loved ones and endure complaining, what is our responsibility? How can we strengthen our resolve to honor God even in hard times? Moses and Aaron initially honored God (v.6-9). Why is it so important for us to come to God…