Sermons from June 2022
Pride and Humility
Proverbs 21:4; 22:4; 28:19 The tussle between pride and humility is one that every person walks daily. However, more often than not, the temptation and allure of pride wins the appeal of our hearts. Proverbs helps us understand the nature of our prideful ways, and offers a solution to our struggles: the fear of the Lord.
Acts 6:1-7 A problem has arisen in the early church, a problem which has the potential to distract the church and its leaders from the ministry of the word. The choosing of “The Seven” models for us a way for churches to deal with distractions so that it is able to keep doing what God has called it to do.
Barnabas – Son of Encouragement
Acts 4:32-37 & 11:22-26 There is something uniquely powerful in examining the life of a person who embodies a great idea. Barnabas plays a unique role in the early church, especially by being a source of encouragement to others. We see him this exemplify this throughout the Book of Acts in various contexts, in various ways, and with great impact on the progress of the gospel.
Speech and the power of the tongue
Proverbs 12:19-20, 22; 26:20-25 How often do you underestimate the power of your speech? While words might seem like they carry little power when compared to action, the book of Proverbs seems to disagree. As we explore what wisdom the scriptures contain on this topic, we’re going to see that God calls Christians to steward our words carefully and also, how our speech is actually a window into the state of our hearts.
God’s wisdom on work
Proverbs 10:4-5 & 24:30-34 Our work takes up so much of our lives, and for many of us is a significant part of our sense of identity. Work can be incredibly fulfilling, but also intensely frustrating. Come with us to the Book of Proverbs as we discover God’s wisdom on work, and as we consider the place it should have in our lives as followers of Jesus.
Devoted to Prayer
Acts 2 and others On Pentecost Sunday, we begin a week of praying for revival. But what are we praying for when we pray for revival? We seek that God would do (1) His ordinary work (2) in an extraordinary way (3) that affects an entire community.