We see characteristics of Christian faith as we look at the account of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22. Faith, revelation go hand in hand with obedience which leads to far-reaching blessing.
We see that Jesus deals with every repentant person in a gentle way. We see from Hebrews 4 that He is able to understand and empathise with our temptations and our struggles to obey God, because He has walked along that path and succeeded.
In order to bear much fruit we must abide in Jesus. Part of this is letting His words richly be part of our lives. If we let this happen, we will see our prayers being increasingly effective.
In this short sermon we are encouraged to deny ourselves and make decisions for Jesus in order to bear fruit for God.
In the last sermon in this series we see that David had a heart to pass on good things to his son Solomon – we see this in the directions for building the new temple (1 Chronicles 28). We are encouraged to think about what we are passing on to our children and the next…
Using 2 Samuel 6 as a basis, we see that David is wholehearted – fully devoted to the Lord. This sermon draws out some practical pointers and indicators of a wholehearted person. It is challenging!
The idea of truth is examined in this sermon. We see that truth is completely seen in the person of Jesus, it is seen in the written word of God and is something for people to live according to.
Relationship ‘experts’ share some important principals of communication and love. A very practical and inspiring tag-team session.
This sermon compares ceremonial purity, moral purity and purity of the heart. We are blessed when our our hearts are purified, and this enables us to see God right now but one day we will see Him face to face. The important thing is that God is looking at our hearts.
We see that Jesus placed great value on people. But then we examine the Parable in Luke 19:11-27 which shows that we are to invest what God has given us into people that do not yet follow Jesus.