Sermons from August 2006

Sermons from August 2006

A Pastor’s Concerns

No one can serve God powerfully who does not love Jesus’ church fervently. This may be shocking to some because such love keeps us from merely accomplishing tasks in place of true ministry. Love for God always joins us with a love for His church and this becomes the driving motivation and the power within us to serve in such a way as to be fruitful. This truth is especially vital for leaders in the church to embrace so that…

Ministry in the Local Church

Being a part of God’s work in this world is a glorious honor. Some years ago a woman in Africa became a Christian and being filled with gratitude and joy she decided to do something for God. She was at a bit of a disadvantage, however, because she was blind, uneducated, and seventy-years of age when she came to know Jesus. She came to a missionary, with her French Bible, and asked her to underline John 3:16 in red ink.…

Jesus Brings Reconciliation

Almost everyone desires peace in this world. Have you seen the bumper which reads, “Visualize World Peace!” The idea presented is peace throughout the world could be attained if only we could get enough people to simply imagine it. No long ago I saw another bumper sticker which was perhaps more cynical. This one said, “Visualize World Peas!” I suppose neither idea is harmful in and of themselves, but I find this latter an image which is more difficult to…