Sunday, November 22, 2009

Crazy Love: The Next Chapter

Here is my sermon from this morning. Busy morning - I had four baptisms and preached at both Faith-Westwood and The Water's Edge. I had to cut the sermon way short, so not all the notes are covered. Listen here.

Faith Can Move Mountains

πίστις – pistis – Faith – A firm conviction

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. –Hebrews 11:1

I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. –Matthew 17:20

We live by faith, not by sight. -2 Corinthians 5:7

Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.

Hope Never Ends

ἐλπίς - elpis - Hope – Favorable and confident expectation

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. –Romans 15:13

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. –Albert Einstein

Miracles Happen

σημεῖον – sēmeíon – Miracle - Sign, mark, token, miracle with a spiritual end and purpose. Miracles which lead to something out of and beyond themselves. They are fingerprints, valuable not so much for what they are, as for what they indicate of the grace and power of the Doer.

And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.
–Mark 16:20

Broken Hearts Become Brand New

καρδία – kardía – Heart - The seat and center of human life.

Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. –Romans 6:17-18

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. -Helen Keller

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