Song of Sorrow

Sermon Notes:     Psalm 51:1-12   Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy     blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,     and cleanse me from my sin! 3 For I know my transgressions,     and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against you, you only,…

Faithful Shepherd

Sermon Notes:   1. The LORD Our Shepherd. a) Provision, renewal, and guidance are benefits of following the shepherd. b) God does all of this for us, not because of what we do, but because of who He is! c) God will not always remove us from trials, but He promises to  be with us…

Trust the Lord

Sermon Notes:   1. Trust in the Lord. a) Trusting God is to have faith that leads to full reliance. b) Trust leads to songs of praise, to prayer, and to faith-filled living.   2. Resist the Wicked. a) We place our hope in a trustworthy king. b) We must not let selfishness, violence, and…

When You Get Mad At God

Sermon Notes:   1. God can work even when we are angry. 2. God is merciful to us even in our anger. 3. God’s solution is for us to view life through His eyes. 4. There are different types of depression. a) Self induced – spiritual b) Clinical – chemical     Questions for further…

Mercy Prevails

Sermon Notes:   1. God forgives and restores. 2. God has always had a message and a people to proclaim it. 3. God’s word is powerful to convict and to save. 4. Salvation comes to those who repent. 5. True repentance is evidenced through actions. 6. Those who turn to God in faith will be…

Jonah’s Prayer

Sermon Notes:   1. Direct your prayer to the God you know. 2. Pray with a humble, repentant heart. 3. Pray with a heart of genuine faith. 4. Pray with a heart of thanksgiving. 5. Pray with commitment and resolve.     Questions for further thought or discussion: Why should Christians believe that the story…

Who Cares?

Sermon Notes:   1. Compelling Compassion. a) God is a God of compassion and wants everyone to be saved! b) Our mission will go nowhere until we develop a spirit of compassion.   2. Do You Care? a) God will often bring adversity your way to get you back on the path of life. b)…

The New Year

Sermon Notes:   Genesis 28:10-22   10 Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he dreamed,…

A Savior is Born

Sermon Notes:   1. The Birth of Christ. a) The birth of Christ was long anticipated. b) The Savior came to save and to bring life.   2. Glory to God! a) The best response to the GOOD NEWS is to offer praise to God. b) God’s people experience peace and share hope with the…

Body Life

Sermon Notes:   1. A Community of Love. Genuine love for one another is the primary characteristic of Christian community!   2. A Community of Peace. Peace is the state of well-being and fullness that we find in Christ.   3. A Community of Christ. We can only be a community of love, experiencing true…