The Song in My Heart series #8: The Anatomy of Sin

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David’s life is the most chronicled in the Old Testament. Through the lens of Scripture each generation has had the opportunity to not only read about his highs and lows and his victories and his failures, but to scrutinize them as well. Few of us would be comfortable with our lives being recorded and studied as David’s has been for generation after generation. Yet, the fact that Scripture provides us with such and honest and thorough narrative of His life allows us to relate to his story and to be challenged by it. What we find in David is a flawed man, just like you and I. However, that is not his whole story, he was also a man who lived a life of complete trust in God. His trust wasn’t a blind trust but one rooted in a keen understanding of who God is and how He operates. As a result, David was labeled, by God, a man after God’s own heart. David’s complete trust resulted in the glory of God being displayed time and again in the highs and lows of his life. And his story is an encouragement to each one of us that our flawed life can be a song revealing God’s glory when we allow our life story to be a display of our complete dependence on God on every page and in every chapter.

 

The Song in My Heart series #5: There is a Better Way

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David’s life is the most chronicled in the Old Testament. Through the lens of Scripture each generation has had the opportunity to not only read about his highs and lows and his victories and his failures, but to scrutinize them as well. Few of us would be comfortable with our lives being recorded and studied as David’s has been for generation after generation. Yet, the fact that Scripture provides us with such and honest and thorough narrative of His life allows us to relate to his story and to be challenged by it. What we find in David is a flawed man, just like you and I. However, that is not his whole story, he was also a man who lived a life of complete trust in God. His trust wasn’t a blind trust but one rooted in a keen understanding of who God is and how He operates. As a result, David was labeled, by God, a man after God’s own heart. David’s complete trust resulted in the glory of God being displayed time and again in the highs and lows of his life. And his story is an encouragement to each one of us that our flawed life can be a song revealing God’s glory when we allow our life story to be a display of our complete dependence on God on every page and in every chapter.

 

The Song in My Heart series #4: Keys for Survival

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David’s life is the most chronicled in the Old Testament. Through the lens of Scripture each generation has had the opportunity to not only read about his highs and lows and his victories and his failures, but to scrutinize them as well. Few of us would be comfortable with our lives being recorded and studied as David’s has been for generation after generation. Yet, the fact that Scripture provides us with such and honest and thorough narrative of His life allows us to relate to his story and to be challenged by it. What we find in David is a flawed man, just like you and I. However, that is not his whole story, he was also a man who lived a life of complete trust in God. His trust wasn’t a blind trust but one rooted in a keen understanding of who God is and how He operates. As a result, David was labeled, by God, a man after God’s own heart. David’s complete trust resulted in the glory of God being displayed time and again in the highs and lows of his life. And his story is an encouragement to each one of us that our flawed life can be a song revealing God’s glory when we allow our life story to be a display of our complete dependence on God on every page and in every chapter.

 

Soul Set Ablaze series #1: “Delight Filled Meditation”

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The psalms have a lot to say about the power of God’s Word for our souls. They also have a lot to say about how precious God’s Word is the more we get to know it. This series looks at three psalms and what they have to say about the way in which we approach and interact with the Bible.

 

Kingdom Chronicles series #2 “The Truth that Holds It all Together”

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Paul begins his breakdown of the spiritual armor of a follower of Christ with the belt of truth. This piece of equipment was essential to a Roman soldier’s victory in battle and is even more essential for a follower of Christ’s spiritual victory over the enemy. Its basic function is to hold everything together.

 

The Story series #4 – The Doorframe of Your Soul

The story of God continues to unfold as the nation He is establishing ends up enslaved to another nation. They cry out to God, He hears their cries and delivers them through His name, His power, and His plan. The way in which God delivers this young nation offers a glimpse into how He will deliver humankind from enslavement to sin.

 

Constant Sermon series

The series of 3 messages was preached at MorningStar Baptist Church in the winter of 2011.  The messages examine the spiritual highs and lows of our lives and how we can navigate them in ways that prevent us from taking 3 steps forward and 2 steps back.  For a more detailed series description as well as individual audio of each message follow this link.  http://www.morningstardayton.org/resources/audio/series/info/constant

Peace Resolution Sermon series

This 4 week series takes a look at what the Bible has to say about interpersonal conflict and what we should do about resolving it.  For specific message titles and audio as well as a description of the series click on the following link.  http://www.morningstardayton.org/resources/audio/series/info/peace-resolution

Just Missing the Point

message title:  Just Missing the Point

message text:  Luke 19:28-44

message date: 03.28.10

As Jesus entered Jerusalem for His final Passover with His disciples there was much rejoicing by His disciples, much opposition by the Pharisees, and much weeping by Jesus because they all had missed the point of His arrival in Jerusalem to bring a peace with God that came not through sword, spear, and rebellion, but through death.