Sermons on The Story (Page 2)

Listening for God

After 39 kings and many prophets, the people just would not listen. But where exactly did God speak from? Where should we be listening intently for God’s voice in our own lives? By way of one of the very few great kingly examples, we will learn to listen for God’s voice. God communicated in three…

Torn in Two. . . But Still OK

Like every good book or movie, individual stories in Israel’s history have a strong introduction, a captivating storyline and a meaningful wrap up. This is so true with the story of Israel’s split in two. Decisions have consequences, yet God continues to show his grace and kindness. Our past decisions have certainly changed the course…

AAAH To Have It All

Kurt Warner holds numerous NFL records, including the most passing yards ever in a Super Bowl. However, on numerous occasions, he was written off as done in the NFL, only to come back to prove everyone wrong. As you hear his story, one thing is true, he never gave up. Our Christian life is marked…

A Tough Turn

King David had it all. Everything he did turned to gold. He defeated enemies and expanded his kingdom. The world was at peace, and David was at rest in his palace. Then in 2 Samuel 11 the king let down his guard and made tragic choices. Haven’t we all? As we follow the king’s story…

There Is A Plan

Our lives are crazy! We live every day with unpredictable and surprising events. Then, when we add our family to the picture, we are really in for some unexpected turns. But, there is a plan. If we learn anything from the great shepherd turned king, it is that God has a plan, and his planned…

Distortions Abound

As we wrap up part one of The Story (God Forms a People), we come up against a vivid example of distorting God’s Word. We have seen the simple disobedience of God over and over, but today is a bit more advanced. A bit more like us possibly, as well. After a big picture look…

A Foreigner’s Faith

If you have ever felt like an outcast, or somewhat unacceptable, the story of Ruth is for your encouragement. Ruth is as non-Jewish as I am, yet is actually in the lineage of Jesus. She is pretty special, and so are you! No matter your family background, or your own, wild, life choices, you have…

Hindsight Should Be 20/20

Now that the Israelites have made their way into occupying their land, everything moves along without any troubles (not). This morning we will summarize the status of Israel as we find them in The Story (chapter 8), and we will learn from their lives. No, really. We really do need to learn from their lives!…

The Battle for Success

Guaranteed success! If I could absolutely guarantee the success of your life, would you be interested? From right now (as the beginning of the rest of your life), on forward…guaranteed success. Whether you have wandered for 40 years, or only a short time, or you are settled for a mediocre Christian existence, the application of…