Sermons by David Harper

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…

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…