Sermons from April 2016

Becoming A Disciple

Sermon Notes:   1. The Gospel. a) The gospel is more than a few Bible verses, it’s a comprehensive story. b) The only thing necessary for salvation is sincere faith.   2. Baptism. a) Baptism is the first step of discipleship. b) Baptism helps us identify with Jesus and a new community of believers.  …

The Hard Truth About Discipleship

Sermon Notes:   1. Know the cost. a) A disciple owes their allegiance to Christ above all others. b) To follow Jesus means to share in His suffering. c) Discipleship is a life-long journey.   2. Count the cost. a) Be willing to do what it takes to finish the race. b) Be willing to…

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Sermon Notes:   1. If Jesus Came To Dinner At My House. Vs. 12  “Then Jesus turned to His host and said…” Following Jesus is not a game.   2. You Invited Who?  Vs. 13-14  “…invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind…” Jesus is pointing out our selfish nature. Following God is intricately…

Humble Yourself

Sermon Notes:   Luke 14:1-11   1 One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. 2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. 3 And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the…