Sermons on Love

Punished by Guilt

GENESIS 42 Ten older brothers had good reason to feel the weight of guilt (37:17-35). How could you sell your little brother as a slave to your cousins ? How could you stand to see your father’s tears because of your actions and your lies? They had suffered with their own guilt for over 20…

Shall We Accept Good from God and Not Trouble?

JOB 1-2 Before we read Job, we must be reminded of God’s nature (Exodus 34:6-7). Why was it important for God to let Moses, the leader of Israel, know His nature? Is the story of Job able to transform the nature of God (I John 4:7-9)? Since God is love, why would He initiate this…

Why Did Jesus Come?

JOHN 10:10 Jesus came so that we can have life abundantly (John 10:10). How is life more abundant with our Good Shepherd? How many people would describe you as living abundantly? What can we do to better realize this abundant life? Jesus gives abundant life to those who follow Him (Luke 9:23). How does Jesus’…

We Are Convinced

II CORINTHIANS 5:14-17 Christ’s love compels those who are convinced of His sacrifice (v.14). All the major translations agree: “because we have concluded this” –ESV; “because we are convinced” –NIV; “having concluded this” – NAS; “because we thus judge” –KJV What is the reason that Christ’s love compels or doesn’t compel you? What has or…

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…

Teach Us to Number Our Days

PSALM 90:12 Moses was trained 120 years to teach us how to number our days (v.1-6). What lessons do we need to learn from the seasons of Moses’ life? How can our understanding of Moses’ days help us better number ours? To number our days we need proper perspective (v.7-11). What spiritual perspective will help…

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…