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Sermons by Darrell VanWagner (Page 2)

The Open Face of God

The Open Face of God — God speaks to His people. From the beginning of creation, we can see that He has been a God of communication. It is a common lie among believers that it is difficult to hear the voice of God. We become frustrated when we do not hear God, but our…

Christ in Us, the Hope of Glory

Christ in Us, the Hope of Glory – As we have recently discussed, we are to live and worship out of HOPE, the environment of anticipation, expectation, or confidence in God’s power. This also means that we are to have full faith and expectation when others pray for us, and we pray for them. We…

He Made a Way. He is the Way.

He Made a Way. He is the Way. — Happy Resurrection Sunday! In this sermon the church celebrated the amazing gift Jesus is to the people of God. We bragged about His love for the world and the great lengths with which He showed it. We talked about letting go of distractions regarding Christ, which lead…

Worship: Cultivating the Ecosystem

Worship: Cultivating the Ecosystem — Praise and thankfulness are the gate to bringing an environment into God’s presence. So, we worship out of HOPE. We do not wait for the breakthrough. Our worship is often in spite of our circumstances. It is a faith expression, not a forced expression. Praise gives a place for the…

Gifts of the Spirit: Cultivating the Ecosystem

Cultivating the Ecosystem — The church as a whole needs to increase its effort to cultivate a CULTURE or ECOSYSTEM of the gifts of the Spirit intentionally and with personal investment. We need to seek and ask for spiritual gifts, not put it on God to do it whenever He is ready.People who break down…

The Gift of Healing

The Gift of Healing — The church needs an infusion of willing people to facilitate a culture with the grace to heal. We need to confront our unbelief rather than justify or rationalize it. Throughout the Bible God used healing to demonstrate the power behind what was being publically preached. Jesus is willing and able…

The Gift of Tongues and Interpretation

The Gift of Tongues and Interpretation — Tongues is the grace to speak in another language, whether a heavenly language or a natural language. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers with the gift of interpretation of tongues, the grace to interpret an otherwise unknown language for those who do not understand what is being said.…

Words of Wisdom and Words of Knowledge

Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom — The gifts of Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom are prophetic in nature. They require the user to know God’s voice and His heart and to follow His direction. This requirement is a general thread in many of gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Word of…

The Demystified Grace to Prophesy II

The Demystified Grace to Prophesy – Prophesy is equal to and congruent with the testimony of Jesus, the story of His love, His redemptive work on the cross, and His eternal plan for us. Any prediction or spiritual guidance that doesn’t come from that source is counter to or anti-Christ. We are to have no…

The Demystified Grace to Prophesy

The Demystified Grace to Prophesy – Prophesy is equal to and congruent with the testimony of Jesus, the story of His love, His redemptive work on the cross, and His eternal plan for us. Any prediction or spiritual guidance that doesn’t come from that source is counter to or anti-Christ. We are to have no…