Sermons from April 2006

Sermons from April 2006

The Influential Christian

When Jesus taught that His followers were the “salt of the earth and a light unto the world”, He pointed to the fact that we are called to influence this world. Our influence does not come because we are wealthy or because we are politically connected or because we are philosophically sophisticated. No, our influence flows from our intimate connection to the Lord God, the Maker of the heavens and the earth. We reside on this plain as His ambassadors…

Sovereign Over the Storm

The stories in Acts 27 and 28 described Paul’s journey to Rome. This has been Paul’s desire for some time, to get to Rome, but undoubtedly it was not under these circumstances as he is arrested and is a prisoner. He is going to stand trial before Caesar, but none-the-less he is excited about getting to Rome. God told him that he would get there and be able to proclaim the Gospel and encourage the church there. Max Lucado tells…

Almost Persuaded

The Bible teaches that not one of us would respond favorably to God if God did not, first, sovereignly and graciously draw us unto Himself. Jesus will say, in John 6:44, 44 “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him…” Jesus is teaching us that not one of us is “naturally” attracted to God and to His plan. No, we, by nature, are slavishly devoted to following our own plan. Left to ourselves we…