Sermons for help on this journey through life
What Happened at the Cross
In Galatians 3:6-14, the Apostle Paul builds a “sandwich” argument as he tries to explain one of many things that happened when Jesus died on the cross. The “bread” on either side of the filling is blessing. The filling is a curse. When Jesus died on the cross, he became a curse for us. He did this so that through faith we might benefit from the blessing of eternal life in him.
Missional Sunday Part 2 | Jesus our Model for Discipleship-Making | Sonlife’s Four Chair Discipleship
So who do you follow? We all follow someone. They will influence how we think or act. If we really want to influence the world, and the Lord is inviting us to do so, we have the perfect picture, Jesus. Let’s discover how he modeled a life of discipleship.
Jesus the Living Word Part 49 | Prayer for His Disciples Part 2 | John 17:12-22
What would you say are the traits, character qualities and priorities of a disciple? Jesus gives us some big clues to what he would be wanting to see in a follower. Today we get to see the heart of Jesus for his team and how he and the Father are passionate about all of us who choose to follow him. They definitely have our backs – and that is extremely good news.
Jesus The Living Word Part 48 | Prayer For His Disciples Part 1 | John 17:6-11
Do you ever take stock on those who have poured into your life over the years? We will often think of our parents or siblings; maybe grandparents or that favourite aunt or uncle. What did they give you? Now think of those who have helped shape you in your spiritual walk – what have they given you? Today Jesus is concluding his time with his disciples and is praying over them. Many life lessons they had seen or heard.
Jesus the Living Word Part 47 | Prayer for Me | John 17:1-5
Jesus praying for himself to the Father; what would that look like? What does he say or ask for? We get some great insights as we get to listen to Jesus’ prayer to the Father, and there are a few things that we can apply to our daily walk and prayer life, too, from what we observe in Jesus’ prayer time.
Jesus The Living Word Part 46 | And He Walks With Me | John 16:23-33
Today’s message looks at how Jesus is preparing his disciples for his departure and how their relationship with Jesus’ Father will change for the better. The desire of the Trinity is intimacy with all people and to reap the benefits of that relationship in prayer and peace.
Loving the Enemy | Matthew 5:43-48
A look at Jesus’ radical call to loving not only neighbours we love but also those who hate us and persecute our faith. We do this not simply because Christ commands it but because God embodies the love of enemies which can be seen through sunshine, rain and most clearly at the cross. Although it may seem like an impossible task to love and pray for one’s enemies God gives the grace through the Holy Spirit to obey him.
Advent Series Part 3 | Welcoming Jesus | Luke 2:36-38
If you had prayed for something for a very long time and you finally got to see the answer to your prayer, what or how would you react? Anna was a very old lady when she got to meet baby Jesus, but she knew he was going to be more then a baby. (Note – Pastor Walter Mathes gave the 2nd Devotional Message – Jesus is a beautiful gift to us.)