"belief" Tagged Sermons

The Realization of Our Hope

LUKE 23:40-43 When life is as bad as it can get, with Jesus there is hope (Luke 23:40-43). What was the only hope for the thief on the cross? What is the greatest and the only hope for us? (I Peter 1:8-9) We have already been seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6). How can a realization…

Thirteen Years of Hope

GENESIS 40 God personally gave Joseph reasons to have hope (37:5-11). Whatever would happen to him for the next 13 years, what assurance did he have? Whatever happens to you in your life, what assurances do you have? When rejected by his brothers and sold as a slave, he needed hope (37:23-28). In that cistern,…

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…

Choosing to Believe in Jesus

JOHN 12:37-46 As prophesied, many Jews chose not to believe in Jesus (v.37-40). How does ‘would not believe’ differ from ‘could not believe?’ What factors would lead to the choice of not believing in Christ? The prophets clearly declared a rejected Messiah (v.38; Isaiah 53:1). How does the context of Isaiah clearly declare Jesus as…

Developing a Heart That Will Not Be Silenced

ACTS 4:8-20 We need to understand that everything good was done by Jesus (v.8-10). How is all healing accomplished? What will help you get to the point that you know this for sure? We need to understand that salvation is only found in Jesus (v.11-12). What reasons did Peter have for saying this? What reasons…

Overcoming Intimidation

I SAMUEL 17 Satan uses intimidation because it doesn’t require anything of him (v.4-11). What response should believers have to giant problems? (Numbers 13:33; 14:6-8) What happens to us when we focus on intimidating problems? When David looked to the living God, intimidation lost its power (v.26, 36f). What power does intimidation have with a…