As Jesus came in to Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, He represented the opposite of what believers expected the Messiah to be. They had certain expectations and became disenchanted with what they came to find, for Christ showed the true way to The Kingdom, and He calls us to imitate Him as well.
The Lord is making a way, His way - His will to be done on the earth as His will is done in heaven. Do you perceive it? Examine your life today and recognize God's unseen hand in your life and give Him praise!
The story of the prodigal son stands out as more than a "I once was lost but now am found" narrative. This story has a much deeper meaning, a dire warning to the redeemed. This sermon will address three lessons we can glean from the characters involved.
Christians aren't born - they are made. There is much work and tending to our heart as the Holy Spirit prepares us to bare fruit. Can you, endure the pruning? Will you?
Within the context of the human heart, we have a longing to belong; a longing to be a part of something much greater than we are. How we fill that longing is a matter of choice, acceptance, and faith.
Perhaps the title of this week's sermon is an eye catcher, but the words of Satan as he tempted Jesus in the wilderness are also very shocking. He promoted pride, materialism, power, etc. Jesus battled Satan by KNOWING God's true Word. Do you know it? Could you recognize Satan twisting God's Word or twisting the Holy Spirit's direction in your life? Wake up!
Have you taken time to step back, to stand amazed in the glory of God? Sometimes there are things that get in the way of our worship. What is hindering you from experiencing God more fully?
LIfe is hard. Some of the challenges we face are quite a lot to deal with. But many allow their hardships to break them and make them bitter in life. Joseph recognized God's hand in his situation, trusting in God despite being sold in to slavery by his own brothers. This message of "loving our enemies" can really make us better, not bitter, if we trust God as Jospeh. It's time we have a foretaste of the blessings to come in the next life. Let's experience the peace which surpasses all understanding right here and right now by trusting that God is with us, even in hardships, and they will help us grow closer to Him.
How do we find peace? Jeremiah has a lot to say about this, and it may just surprise you. Join me as we discuss in this message ways to find greater peace in this world.
The Church is a ship, floating upon turbulent waters. Jesus calls us to "cast in to the deep", but what does that mean for us today, spiritually speaking?
Jason Humberd worked for eleven years as a teacher, then answered his call to ministry, leaving second grade to teach all God's children from ages 2 to 110!