Blessed are the Peacemakers
What does it mean to be a peacemaker?…. Why peace is best understood as a means to an end… The reason Jesus included this statement in the Beatitudes… How peacemaking is both preventive and reparative… 7 principles of peacemaking… Why God actually commands you to give people permission to sin… 7 relationship killers… Why we all hate to say “No”, and what you can do to change that… and much more!
Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted
Get a quick review of the first 7 beatitudes… A clear definition of persecution, righteousness, and the kingdom of heaven… The wrong way to face temptation… And how to face it the right way… Why it’s always worth it to stand firm in the face of persecution… Why people in the Bible rejoiced at the opportunity to be persecuted… And why you should, too!…. Why it is better to be persecuted than not… and much more!
This Sunday’s sermon is straight from the heart. In other words, I’m going to teach you what God has been teaching me lately about the subject of grumbling. No, I’m not talking about the kind of grumbling that you get after eating at Popeye’s. This sermon will change your life as it is changing mine, and it could very well change our church forever. You’ll discover a sin that just about everybody commits a hundred times a week without knowing…
Choosing to Cheat
Discover the meaning of breathing room (or margin)… And why life is better when you have it… And why most of us don’t have it… What causes relationships to thrive and what causes them to die?…. What you can’t be in a relationship?…. Why we struggle to put the same energy and effort into our family relationships as we do our careers… One trade you must never make… When it’s okay to be a cheater… And much more!
How to Make the Maximum Impact
Find the only chapter in the Bible where Jesus told 3 different parables with the same meaning… And what they mean… What matters most to God, and why that matters… The definition of evangelism… Three essentials to make a big difference for God… The meaning of this cool formula: HP + CP + CC = MI… And why it can totally change your view of evangelism… 3 ways to attract people to Jesus… And much more!
How to Please God
Discover the meaning of all the rules in the Old Testament… The three parts of the law… How Jesus fulfilled the purposes of the law… And what that means for you in the 21st century… Which parts of the law you don’t have to obey… And why… How you can be more righteous than a Pharisee… How to interpret the Old Testament… Where to begin reading the Bible if you are a new believer… And much more!
When Anger Arises
Find out why anger is such a serious problem… 3 actions to take to deal with anger… Why anger is just as bad as murder… 3 ways to tell the difference between sinful and righteous anger… 4 facts about biblical forgiveness… How to watch your words… What to do when people are angry with you… And much, much more!
Leaving Lust in the Dust
What is lust?… 10 tips for guarding your marriage against an adulterous affair… Where God draws the line regarding moral and immoral sexual activity… How marriage protects us from the destructive power of sex… Why lust is not as harmless as our culture would lead you to believe… 3 practical techniques for overcoming lust… And much more!