Sermons from 2019

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“Wonderful Counselor”

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The names of Jesus were often chosen as an anticipation of his identity and destiny. In Isaiah 9:6 we find four of those names. This sermon looks at the name Wonderful Counselor. It considers the importance of getting wise…Jesus counsel. It concludes with some takeaways around the theme: Jesus is my most wonderful counselor because… […]

“Identity Theft”

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One of the realities as we grow from childhood to adolescence to adulthood is the development of our identity. If we are not careful we can adopt false identities that affect how we see ourselves, who we are and how we believe/behave. This sermon looks at the life of the apostle Paul and how he […]

“Winning Choices”

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This sermon builds on the five influencers that can have a profound effect on our identity as Christ-followers from the previous week. It offers 5 winning choices we can make so that God’s Spirit can bring about good from each influencer even when aspects of that influence were completely out of our control. Scripture – […]

“What Influences My Identity?”

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The psalmist David tells us that there is nothing simple about us…we are wonderfully complex. Because that is true there are many things that influence who we are…some we have control over and some we don’t. This sermon looks at 5 influencers that make us who we are and how God wants to redeem even […]

“Facing My Insecurities”

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Our insecurities show up in all kinds of ways and at those most surprising times. Using the story of Moses and the burning bush this sermon looks at some sources of insecurity and some biblical solutions that can help a person proactively understand, recognize and deal with the insecurities in life. Scripture – selected

“Do You Know Who You Are?”

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We live in a day and time where our culture has caused many people to be confused about their true identity. Using the story of Moses this sermon looks at four important things that happen when we know our true identity as Christ-followers. Scripture – Hebrews 11:23-27

“The Encouragement App”

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By nature, most people don’t drift toward encouragement in their conversations, they drift toward criticism. In fact, research shows that in the average conversation between people in everyday life…for every encouraging comment there are 6 comments of criticism. Using Solomon’s words in Proverbs 11 this sermon looks at how we can change the ratio for […]

“The Trust App”

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As Christ-followers, we are all instructed in scripture to be willing to bend and adjust or do whatever is necessary to keep trust alive in our relationships. Using Paul’s words in I Corinthians 13, this sermon unpacks this statement: In healthy relationships both parties go to ridiculous lengths to believe the best. Scripture – I […]

“The Rest App”

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We are a generation of exhausted people living at an unsustainable pace. God’s word commands us to take time to rest and reap the benefits or ignore rest and suffer the consequences. This sermon looks at two stories that powerfully illustrate this truth and offers this takeaway: Your life moves to a better place when […]

Africa

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This Sunday’s service is dedicated to the mission to share the Gospel and how the Church of the Nazarene is accomplishing this. Enjoy as Stephen Phillips shares from his personal experience.