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Sermons on Character of Christ

Christianity 102: Watch and Work

Christianity 102: Watch and Work — The Holy Spirit can speak to us through our conscience, convicting us when we sin and comforting us when we doubt. In 1 Timothy, Paul encourages Timothy to focus on what matters, Godliness or Christlikeness.  He counceled that Timothy should avoid issues that really don’t matter. He should not…

Refinement in Forgiveness and Persecution

Refinement in Forgiveness and Persecution – Persecution is a historical pattern. It takes on many forms, and it revisits society in various socially-acceptable ways. Persecution caused the Church of Acts to grow. It separated those who sought only blessing from those willing to deny self and minister life at their own personal expense. Part of…

Citizens of Heaven – Part 3

Citizens of Heaven – Part 3  –  This section is Paul’s final thoughts for helping the Philippian Church focus on the most important areas of their faith. I can think of many other important concepts that Paul could have chosen to mention. However, he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to leave the Church with…

Citizens of Heaven – Part 2

Citizens of Heaven – Part II  –  This section is Paul’s final thoughts for helping the Philippian Church focus on the most important areas of their faith. I can think of many other important concepts that Paul could have chosen to mention. However, he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to leave the Church with…

Citizens of Heaven – Part 1

Citizens of Heaven  –  This section is Paul’s final thoughts for helping the Philippian Church focus on the most important areas of their faith. I can think of many other important concepts that Paul could have chosen to mention. However, he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to leave the Church with the following list,…

The Sufferings of Christ

The Sufferings of Christ    –  Christ’s death was an investment into others’ healing, deliverance, and salvation. We were called to partner in His suffering. This kind of suffering denies our carnal desires and positions us for right-living. In other words, the pursuit of God’s desires is synchronous with the laying down of our own carnal…

An Introduction to Motives

An Introduction to Motives –  God is interested in getting to the motives of His people. He doesn’t like the times we imitate or perform for our own benefit and opportunity.  God is transforming a bride without spot or blemish. He loves purity and blamelessness. Our motives matter in all forms of ministry and relationship.…

Self-confident or God-confident?

God, let us draw close to You; as You long to draw close to us. Holy Spirit, teach us follow Your leading, guard our hearts so that we do not criticize or judge others. Jesus, may we follow Your example in always seeking the Father’s will and not doing things on our own.

The Blessing of Others

The Blessing of Others – Often the believers who face or have faced difficult challenges tend to have experiential revelation of God’s provision, peace, and sacrificial love. Yet these are often the people the Church marginalizes. When we show preference for certain types of people, we risk missing out on the blessing of their strengths…