Sermons on Faith

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…

Spiritually Healing the Sick

MATTHEW 4:23-25 As Jesus traveled through Galilee, huge crowds brought their sick (v.23-25). How broad was the attraction of Jesus for those in need? How broad is the attraction of the body of Christ today for those in need? Jesus blessed these crowds by healing all of their sick (v.23-25). Why didn’t Jesus tell these…

Transformed by Knowing Christ

EPHESIANS 4:17-24 Introduction: This Tuesday marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation movement, but what other significant events and individuals allow us to have freedom in Christ today? Worldliness progresses along a specific path (v.17-18). How does hardness of heart lead to ignorance then to worldliness? What can we do to prevent our hearts from…

Praising Our Way out of Complaining

Psalm 95:1-11 Complaining will harden your heart if you let it (v.7b-9). What did the Israelites do at Meribah and Massah (Exodus 17:1-7)? What happens to the heart of a complainer? How long was God bothered by their complaining? (Hebrews 3:7-11) Complainers allow their hearts to go astray (v.10). If you really know the ways…

Amazing Our World

ACTS 5:12-16 Biblical miracles will amaze our world (v.12). What was it about the apostolic signs and wonders that amazed the people? What is accomplished when we try to claim second-class miracles today? The unity of believers will amaze our world (v.12). What is it about the unity of the church that amazes others? How…

The Kingdom of God Is in You

LUKE 17:21 The entire message of Jesus was about the coming of the Kingdom (Mark 1:15). Why is the message of redemption incomplete without the concept of kingdom? Why would Jesus be so unassuming and personal if He is a king? Their misunderstanding about the Kingdom missed the point (John 6:14-15). What was wrong with…

More Than Just Looking

JAMES 1:22-25 When we merely listen to the word, we deceive ourselves (v.22). Why is just feeling convicted not enough? How are we deceiving ourselves when we don’t put it into practice? We need to learn a lesson from our mirrors (v.23-24). Why is this one of the all-time great illustrations? What is wrong with…