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sermons tagged 'failure'

The Sorrow of Sin

Matthew 26.69-75
Jun 16th 2019

CS Lewis once suggested that the most difficult hurdle to overcome in a person's salvation is their realization that they're actually lost without Christ in the first place.

Most people ignore their faults & wrong behaviors, but if ever asked to seriously examine...read >>

bitter, failure, hope, hypocrisy, regret, repentance, sadness, salvation, sin, sorrow, weep
Matthew, sin, sorrow

Faithful Bread, Fruit of The Vine

Matthew 26.26-35
May 12th 2019

Have you ever had one of those spiritual "mountain top experiences", a time in your life when God did something so convincing, so hopeful, so timely, perhaps a merciful healing, or an 11th hour rescue of sorts... something that filled your heart with gratitude, love...read >>

confidence, deny, dependence, faith, Lord's Supper, love, Passover, rooster Peter, sovereignty
failure, hope, Matthew

The Gospel of the Great Commandment

Matthew 22.34-40
Dec 16th 2018

"Love God, love others." Pretty simple, right? So, how well have you been living & loving accordingly? Perfectly? Most of the time? Some of the time? Any of the time?

As it turns out, simple doesn't always mean "easy". And such is especially the case here, with our...read >>

failure, Gospel, Great Commandment, hope, law, love, neighbor, righteousness, sin
Gospel, Great Commandment, Matthew

A Little Faithful Prayer

Matthew 17.14-20
Apr 22nd 2018

Back in Matthew chapter ten, Jesus had given His disciples authority to heal the sick, to exorcise demons. In our passage today we meet a desperate man whose son is stricken with epilepsy caused by demon possession. He had sought out the disciples for help, but they...read >>

adolescence, deliverance, demonic oppression, demonic possession, demons, desperation, disciples, exorcism, failure, healing, help, hope, miracle, perversion, twisted, youth
demons, Matthew, miracles

Decide, Seek & Preach

Matthew 7.13-14
Jun 5th 2016

This week we take another, more practical look at Jesus' Sermon On The Mount. What would He have us do with all of this information, and how?

He love us enough to get practical, to expose to us the Way, Truth & Life, to command us to Him, and to show & enable our...read >>

dependence, failure, gate, hope, kingdom, narrow, path, perseverance, sin, way
hope, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Blessed Embarrassment

Genesis 12.10-20
Apr 21st 2013

All our pre-Christ lives are spent learning how to live by flesh, not by faith. But then Light breaks into our darkness: death must be unlearned, and Life must be learned!

So, in the process, what happens when flesh meets impossibility, worry and fear? Naturally,...read >>

Abram, Egypt, failure, faith, humility, identity, Pharaoh, prosperity, Sarai, sin, wealth, wife
failure, faith, Genesis 12

Redeeming Release and Reinstatement

John 21.15-19
Aug 5th 2012

The weight of past sins and failures can absolutely immobilize.

Are you living under the weight of your failures? Whether your sin resides in the privacy of your own heart or in the public arena for all to see, Jesus redeems.

Few knew failure like Peter. But...read >>

failure, hope, Jesus, John 21.15-19, mercy, ministry, Peter, redeem, reinstate, release, restore, small groups
Gospel of John, John 21, ministry

The Power of Peace In Present Darkness

John 20.19-23
Jul 1st 2012

How powerful is guilt in and over your life? regret? betrayal? denial of your Lord?

Our fears and failures deeply impact our faith (or lack thereof).

Join us today as Jesus meets His disciples in the middle of their fear, denial, and failures. What would the King...read >>

failure, fear, glad, grace, guilt, John 20.19-23, mission, peace, sin, Spirit
Gospel of John, John 20, resurrection

Faith In Christ, Not In Our Confession

John 16.29-33
Nov 27th 2011

"Overcomer" Isn't that just what the Jews wanted in their Messiah? That's exactly how Jesus describes Himself: "I have overcome the world."

The prosperity gospel has never been more popular. "Pray this prayer and you'll get your dream job." "Send money to this...read >>

confess, conquer, failure, faith, humility, overcome, persecution, pride, prosperity, Romans 8.31-39, tribulation
Gospel of John, John 16, persecution