Sermons on Faith

Sermons on Faith

What God Sees in Us

March 29, 2020. What God Sees in Us. 16:1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you…

In Distress

March 22, 2020 In Distress 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So…

The Answer to Life

March 15, 2020 The Answer to Life Following the sermon, continue worship with this musical meditation from Kerby Baier, Assistant Director of Music Ministries. Good morning, Genesis! In lieu of corporate musical worship this morning, I offer a musical meditation for you. Here is a link to a recording of a beautiful choral motet, “Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine” composed by Pawel Lukaszewski. The Latin text for this anthem originates from the Catholic liturgy traditionally observed on Good Friday, and is appropriate…

Worship with Mary McDonald

March 8, 2020 We were blessed to worship God with Mary McDonald through her music and testimony. Mary is a life-long resident of Knoxville, TN. Her extra-ordinary natural gift of music and exuberant personality have carried her into hearts of people in congregations all over the country.

Freedom from the Past

Sunday March 1, 2020. Freedom from the Past. 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the…

I’m Reminding You to Remember!

February 23, 2020. I’m Reminding you to Remember. 12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so…

Loyal to God Only

February 16, 2020. Loyal to God Only. 3:1 But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For…

How to Mend A Broken Heart

February 2, 2020. How to Mend a Broken Heart. 6:1 Hear what the Lord says:Arise, plead your case before the mountains,and let the hills hear your voice. 2 Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord,and you enduring foundations of the earth,for the Lord has an indictment against his people,and he will contend with Israel. 3 “O my people, what have I done to you?How have I wearied you? Answer me! 4 For I brought you up from the land of Egyptand redeemed you…

Fixed Focus: Steps to Keep a Fixed Focus on God

January 26, 2020. Fixed Focus: Steps to Keep a Fixed Focus on God. 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at…

Fixed Focus: Reasons We Lose Our Focus

Sunday January 19, 2020. Fixed Focus: Reasons We Lose Our Focus. 25 Let your eyes look directly forward,and your gaze be straight before you. 26 Ponder the path of your feet;then all your ways will be sure. 27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;turn your foot away from evil. (ESV)

The Redemption of Scrooge: The Life of Christmas Present

Sunday December 15, 2019. The Redemption of Scrooge: The Life of Christmas Present – Look Upon Me. 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem…

The Redemption of Scrooge: Bah! Humbug! Making Change

Sunday December 1, 2019. The Redemption of Scrooge: Bah! Humbug! Making Change. 6 For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peacethere will be no end,on the throne of David and over his kingdom,to establish it and to uphold itwith justice and with righteousnessfrom this time forth and forevermore.The zeal…

Rediscovering Jesus: The Personal Encounter

November 3, 2019. Rediscovering Jesus: The Personal Encounter. – 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”…

Praying with Persistence

Sunday October 20, 2019. Praying with Persistence. – 18:1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear…

A Sure Foundation

October 13, 2019. A Sure Foundation- 8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:If we have died with him, we will also live…