Sermons by David Harper

The Family That Cares

Sermon Notes:   1. God’s people are called to address societal issues. 2. The primary responsibility for care rests with the family. 3. The person being helped must also take some responsibility. 4. We must focus on solving the person not the problem.     Questions for further thought or discussion: Besides the elderly, what are some other modern day…

Wisdom for Skillful Living

Sermon Notes:   1. We live in a world of people simply wandering through life. 2. The definition of insanity:  Is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. 3. The quest for skillful living begins with seeking knowledge and seeking wisdom. 4. Knowledge begins with a                                and                                   with God.…

Celebrating Victory!

Sermon Notes:   1. Why do we many times find it difficult to express powerful emotions about God? 2. Reasons to celebrate our God: He has surrounded us with a community and a family.  Hebrews 12:22-24   He has included us in His kingdom. Colossians 1:13-14   He takes complete delight in us.  Ephesians 2:4-6…

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…

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,…

Examine Yourself

Sermon Notes:   1. We are urged to examine ourselves, to see whether our faith is genuine. 2. We need to understand the idea of the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit. 3. Conversion stories in the book of Acts tell of the washing of regeneration. 4. The Holy Spirit brings about…

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…