Sermons on Seeking

Surprised by Purpose

COLOSSIANS 1:24-29 Paul lets the church know that Christ had given him a purpose (v.24-25). How can we fill up what was lacking in the suffering of Christ? What stewardship has been given to us to make the word fully known? What have we been doing to make the word of God more fully known?…

Standing at the Edge of Self-Discovery

COLOSSIANS 1:24-29 The apostle Paul discovers and shares his role in Christ (Colossians 1:24-26). How does our culture strive for self-discovery? How does Paul realize and then live in the only real way that discovers self? The mystery revealed to all believers now supplies the hope of glory (v.27). How does living for Jesus discover…

‘The Hopeful’ Pursue Righteousness

I TIMOTHY 6:11-16 To pursue righteousness, we need to flee from materialism (v.11, 9-10). If we are to be righteous, why is it so important to flee from the love of money? What will motivate you to do a better job of fleeing from materialism? Pursuing righteousness includes godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness (v.11).…

The Assignment That Brings Hope to Our World

MATTHEW 28:19-20 When Jesus declared His ultimate authority, He gave one assignment (28:18-20). How does making disciples differ from calling people to salvation? Why does baptism come after the making of a disciple? What all is involved in making people to be disciples? The nature of the assignment is immense and clear (Luke 6:40). How…

Hope and Its Related Blessings

EPHESIANS 1:18-21 We need to pray for enlightened hearts to know the hope of our calling (v.18). What enlightenment will help us better know the hope of our calling? Why is it important that our hope is not separated from our calling? Our hope is related to the glorious riches of His inheritance (v.18b). Why…

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…

When the Blessed Need to Be Rebuked

MATTHEW 16:13-28 Jesus asked two serious questions and Peter answered the hard one. (v.13-16). What do both of these questions tell us about the disciples? How well can you answer these two questions? What will help us to have a faith like Peter? Peter was specifically blessed for his confession (v.17-20). Why was Peter blessed…

Transforming Followers

MARK 2:13-22 Levi/Matthew was transformed by a call to follow Jesus (v.13-14). What would motivate a successful man to leave his profession to follow Jesus? What will lead us to leave anything that hinders us from following Jesus? Transformed Levi/Matthew wanted all of his friends to meet Jesus (v.15). When he was leaving his job,…