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To Be A Disciple


This is a sermon I gave at Piermont Congregational Church today on how to be a Disciple of Jesus Christ. Beth and I wrote it together. Let us know what you think.

Luke 14:25-33 Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

 

The Joy of the Lord – Nehemiah 8

This was my sermon today mostly from Nehemiah 8.



Too long – don’t want to listen? Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. For a Christian joy should be a normal disposition, but it’s not just an emotion. It’s a decided position of the heart.

Why Peter?

peter_walks_on_water_toward_jesus_0Why did God choose Peter? In this sermon I walk through some key moments in the life of Peter suggesting why I believe Peter was chosen to lead and to experience so many special moments.

Matthew 14:29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

See I Have Delivered You From Hopelessness

A Sermon on Hope and Hopelessness. jerichofall

Joshua 6:2 “The LORD said to Joshua, ‘See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors.'”

Jesus – Our Living Bread

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. 36“But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe. 37“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. 38“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39“This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. 40“For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”

A Worthless Religion

This was my sermon from today for Corinth Bible Church in Corinth, VT. It was a very specific word for them, but I think you would still be impacted.saint-james-the-less-headline-590x255

James 1:26
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

I Believe. Help My Unbelief!

Mat_13:58  And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.


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(14)  When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.  (15)  Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him.  (16)  And He asked them, “What are you discussing with them?”  (17)  And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;  (18)  and whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.”  (19)  And He *answered them and *said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!”  (20)  They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth.  (21)  And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.  (22)  “It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”  (23)  And Jesus said to him, ” ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”  (24)  Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”  (25)  When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again.”  (26)  After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!”  (27)  But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up.  (28)  When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, “Why could we not drive it out?”  (29)  And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”

 

A Bad Eye – God Wants to Transform Your Mind

This is my sermon from today. Mostly from Philippians 4 and Matthew 6.

The Good Shepherd


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This is a sermon I gave this morning on The Good Shepherd and the Holy Spirit. Listen and let me know what you think.

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. 3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever *.

Power in the Tongue

This was a sermon I gave today at my friend’s church in Corinth, VT. 65881737

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

2 Tim 2:24 “The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged”