Sermons on Patience
An Expositional Sermon Galatians 5:22-26 “Freedom/Fruit of the Spirit” Theme/Big Idea: The flavor Christ’s people tastes like the fruit of the Spirit. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Keep in step with the Spirit. Outline: (1) What Freedom from Sin & the Law Looks/Tastes Like (Galatians 5:22-23) (2) Those Who Belong to Christ Have Crucified the Flesh (Galatians 5:24-26) Questions for Further Study and Application: (1) Metaphorically, if someone took a bite out of your life or the life of our church, what would it taste like? (2)…
An Expositional Sermon Daniel 12:1-13 “Blessed Is He Who Waits & Arrives” Big Idea/Theme: God will bring history to a close in final judgment adjudging the wicked to endless punishment and the righteous to endless joy. Application/Aim: Pray that God would preserve us to the end and that in the face of trials and persecutions each of us would fight for joy in eternal blessedness and happiness that God promises to those who persevere to the end. Outline: (1) God Wins! (Daniel 12:1-3) (2) Resurrection…
Theme: Though God’s covenant people struggle with unbelief as they wait, God keeps His promises. Aim: “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalm 27:14) (1) Faith & Unbelief in God (Genesis 21:1-33) (2) Faith that God Can Raise the Dead (Genesis 22:1-23) (3) Faith that God Will Fulfill His Promises (Genesis 23:1-25:18
Theme: Jesus has authority over men, spirits, illness, life and death. Aim: Lay down your life to worship Christ by killing the idols to which our heart too often clings. Jesus has… (1) Authority over those living among the dead (Mark 5:1-13) (2) Authority that stirs up the community (Mark 5:14-20) a. Beggar 1 – “Jesus, please leave.” b. Beggar 2 – “Jesus, please let me be with you.” (3) More authority than any physician (Mark 5:21-34) a. Jairus’ request (vv. 21-23) b. Woman with the discharge (vv. 24-34) (4) Authority to raise the dead (Mark 5:35-43).
Theme: God redeems His people. Aim: Put your hope in God’s redemption through Ruth’s great-great grandson; King David’s greater Son, Jesus Christ. (1) A Proper Redeemer (Ruth 4:1-6) (2) God’s Promise (Ruth 4:7-12) (3) A Marriage (Ruth 4:13-17) (4) Genealogy of Another Redeemer (Ruth 4:18-22)
Theme: God’s people are refugees who take refuge in God by seeking a Redeemer and waiting for redemption. Aim: Take refuge from the trials of this world and from God’s eternal wrath in the Redeemer, Jesus Christ. (1) The Lord Is a Refuge (Ruth 2:1-13) (2) God’s People are Refugees (Ruth 2:14-23) (3) God’s People Pursue a Redeemer (Ruth 3:1-15) (4) God’s People Waiting for Redemption (Ruth 3:16-18)