Sermons on Strength

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…

Kindness Instead of Condemnation

ROMANS 2:1-4 We all have good reason to avoid condemning others (v.1). Why are we without excuse when we choose to judge others? How are we condemning ourselves when we judge others? What can we do to help us avoid passing judgment? God’s judgment is directed at those who judge others (v.2-3). What should we…

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…

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…