Sermons on Christian Living (Page 3)

Sermons on Christian Living (Page 3)

Praising or Criticizing – Which Are You?

September 30, 2018 Praising or Criticizing – Which Are You?   38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 For the one who is not against us is for us. 41 For truly, I say…

Confirmation

Michele Hundley, Director of Youth Ministries, shares her thoughts on the Confirmands from the 2017 Confirmation Class, and the impact they are making on youth ministry at Genesis.  As well, Ashley and Rob Nigh, mentors to the Confirmands, share their experiences with this class. Scripture:  12 When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 And when he knocked at the door…

“Excel In The Basics”

Pastor Craig Ham uses the scripture from to challenge us all to return to the basics of our Christian life of reading God’s word, praising our God, connecting with God’s people, and avoiding things that may cause us to stumble into sin. Scripture:  2:1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have…

“Creating A Fabulous Future?”

Pastor Craig Ham shares a message focused on our future.  We are to think it through, raise the bar on our expectations, and then act on the purpose and plan God is calling us to. Scripture:  13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as…

“Counterintuitive”

Dr. Glen Evans, founder of the Leadership Center in Honduras, shares the inverted paradigm of God’s plan in our lives – using our weakness for His strength, using the simple to humble the learned, and challenging all of us to live couterintuitive lives for Christ. Scripture:  18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,“I will destroy the wisdom…

“Easter Never Changes”

Pastor Craig shares this Resurrection Sunday message declaring that though the world around us is changing daily, the message of Easter never changes – to not be afraid, to go and tell about Jesus, and to rely on His promises! Scripture:  28:1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended…

“Is Your Life In God’s Hands?”

Pastor Craig Ham concludes this Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by challenging us with the stories of Job and the Apostle Paul to allow God to guide and direct our path each day – resting in His hands. Scripture:  14 But I trust in you, O Lord;I say, “You are my God.” 15 My times are in your hand;rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! 16 Make your face shine on your servant;save me in…

“In Times Of Adversity…Remember”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by examining the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead, whereby Jesus tells us that all adversity is for the glory of God, and for us to persevere. Scripture:  38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by…

“Are You Blind, Too?

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by illustrating our blindness and need for spiritual sight through the story in of Jesus healing the blind man. Scripture:  9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God…

“Have You Asked?”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by sharing the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well and how Jesus calls us to drink from the everlasting spring of water He offers.  All we have to do is ask for the water! Scripture:  13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be…

“Some Things Are More Important/Nicodemus”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his Lenten series about “The Road To Abundant Life” by sharing the encounter with Nicodemus and how Jesus challenges us all with the truth that abundant life comes not from our beliefs or our morality, but by our relationship with Jesus Christ. Scripture:  3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a…

“The Temptation Of Jesus”

Pastor Craig Ham begins this Lenten series on “The Road To Abundant Life” by focusing on how temptation in our life is a test of our faith and how we should use doubt to run to God, not manipulating God, not using shortcuts for spiritual maturity. Scripture:  4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and…

“Surrounded”

Pastor Craig Ham share the final message in this series on revisiting “The Good Old Days” by challenging us to be the church that encourages, challenges, comforts, and overcomes together. Scripture:  19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us…

“What Will It Be?”

Pastor Craig Ham continues his series on revisiting “The Good Old Days” by applying the third principle  – RESOLVE.  We need need to resolve to stay confident, to go the distance, and to “wait for it” – actively waiting in faith for the fulfillment of God’s promises for our life. Scripture:  35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you…

“A Nice Place To Visit”

Pastor Craig Ham shares the second principle of reliving “The Good Old Days” today in our lives.  We are to reconnect with our glory days and readopt the qualities of our lives that were a part of the victories from the past. Scripture:  32 But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34 For you had compassion…