Baptism Sermon Outline

7-2-17 Baptism United as One Body Ephesians 4:1-6   Spirit Baptism– “I believe” in Jesus Christ Child of God through Faith in Jesus Galatians 3:26– for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.   Water Baptism– Act of Obedience to Matthew 28:19-20 Matthew 28:19-20– Therefore go and make disciples of all […]

Tea Tosser

My son is quite the tea tosser. What is a tea tosser? One who tosses tea! I am a coffee drinker, but even more so, I am a bigger tea drinker. One of my mugs is black so it is not as easy to distinguish if the mug is completely empty when the beverage is […]

Resist

James says if we resist the devil then he will flee. That seems so easy. We resist him and he leaves us alone. But it’s not as easy said and done. The devil continues to press upon us. We must continue to resist him through the power of the Holy Spirit. Yes, he will flee […]

Life and Peace

What controls you? That’s a good question and one that needs to be asked. Some will say that nothing controls them. They control themselves. But if that is the case, there is something within the person that is controlling them. Each of us are controlled. In Romans 8, we read about those who are controlled […]

Be Anxious

The Bible tells us not to be anxious (Matthew 6:25, Luke 12:25, Philippians 4:6), but there is a moment when the Bible tells us to be anxious. In 1 Peter 4, we are told to be anxious—to “be anxious to do the will of God.” Peter warns us not to be spending our lives chasing […]

Moonlight

While growing up, you likely were told never to look into the sun or you would go blind. I don’t remember ever being told not to look straight into the moon. Many evenings, I love to look up and enjoy the sight of the moon. The brightness of the sun is strong. The moon does […]

Half Abiding

As I was preparing for a message on embracing God and embracing others, I considered the half hug. You all know the half hug. It is when you sort of hug someone, but do not truly hug the person. It’s a half hug. You have one arm around the person, but the other arm just […]

Reckless Driving

On the way to work today, I got to see some crazy driving decisions face some immediate consequences. I was traveling my usual route, following a car moving in the direction of my office. Behind me, was a fella I will call Mr. Impatient. I am not sure if the person was a male or […]

Test and Examine

It is important to look inward daily. The world tells us to look outward. There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s something wrong with someone else. You are free to do as you want—you are free to be who you want to be and think how you want to think. The world tells us it’s okay […]

Ephesians Study: Exposed by the Light

[Ephesians 5:1-20] 8 – For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. [NIV] 9 – For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. [NLT] 11 – Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. […]