Sermons by David Harper

Deception

Sermon Notes:   1. Our minds and beliefs can be easily influenced. 2. Question everything you read and hear. 3. Confession of Jesus is more than just saying the words. 4. If the world completely accepts everything we teach we might want to rethink what we are teaching. 5. We don’t have to be afraid…

The Message To The Church Of Sardis

Sermon Notes:   1. The Holy Spirit gives true life and power. 2. We may deceive ourselves.  We cannot deceive God. 3. Faith and obedience are not mutually exclusive. 4. It’s not what church you belong to.  It’s what church you are.     Questions for further thought or discussion. 1. In what ways do…

Message To The Church Of Thyatira

Sermon Notes:   1. Lydia, a merchant of expensive purple cloth, was from Thyatira. (Acts 16:13-15  ) 2. Once you start to compromise you have to keep compromising. 3. There is a big difference between reaching out to culture and accommodating culture. 4. It’s not what church you belong to, it’s what church you are.…

The Message To The Church Of Smyrna

Sermon Notes:   Polycarp was one of the most famous martyrs of Smyrna. Jesus                    both                       and                     . Suffering teaches us important lessons for life. Endurance Maturity Worthiness The reward given to the faithful is victory over death.     Questions for further thought or discussion. What other lesson might one learn from…

Introduction To Revelation

Sermon Notes:   Introduction to Revelation People seem to have a fear of the Book of Revelation. Purpose of the book, God wins, His people win, Satan loses. Four major approaches to interpretation: Historical Futurist Idealist Preterist Key to understanding Revelation: It is a picture book, not a puzzle book. God’s Word is meant to…

Motivation

Sermon Notes:   Luke 22:63-23:7   63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64 They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” 65 And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him. 66 When day came, the assembly of the elders…

What Does It Take?

Sermon Notes:   1. What does it take to deal with a vexing person?  There is a difference between assertive and aggressive. 2. What does it take to show truth in love?  There is a difference between righteous judgment and hypocritical judgment. 3. What does it take to show love?  There is a difference between proclaimed…

A Theology Of The Kingdom

Sermon Notes:   Part One Theology is the framework in which you interpret. Everyone has a theology that they use to understand Bible passages. There are three major theologies used to interpret prophetic scripture: Pre-millennialism Post-millennialism Amillennialism Jesus will return one day to judge the entire earth and                            it to the perfection of creation.…

Stringing Pearls

Sermon Notes:   Luke 16:14-18   14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16 “The Law…