Ephesians 6:10-18 God has called us to wrestle spiritually in such a way that the result will expand the borders of the Kingdom of God. We need to love truth more than we love ourselves. If we don’t love truth we are going to, by default, choose to love ourselves. The first purpose of the […]
Part 1 God wants to change the world through Christian influence. We can’t hold people at gunpoint, but we may, should and are be influencing others. How does ketchup come out of a bottle? It is through the “squeezing” action. Christian influence is God being able to release the treasure of the Holy Spirit through […]
This is the message that was preached at the funeral of Ernest Yoder on the 1st of April 2017. I don’t have any notes from the service, but the speaker is none other than Calvin Yoder who was here for a week of meetings.
A couple of the texts used in this sermon. Romans 6: 1-13 Colossians 3:1-13 Matthew 27 Some of the points that are covered Self admiration Self indulgence Self defense Self righteousness Self preservation
What is the super glue that will hold a church together? How much wind does it take to blow the house over? God has a purpose for the church – and we are to align ourselves to the purpose of the church. Acts 4:31-35 What are the things that the Holy Spirit birthed when he […]
We all want to be relevant in our churches. Something more important than being relevant to being relative in the culture – it’s being relevant in the Kingdom of God. And when we are relevant in the Kingdom of God we are relevant in the culture. If we are going to be Christians of influence, […]
John 7:37-38 – Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 2 Timothy 1:1 – We are not born with a spiritual life that is vibrant, […]