Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Jesus
Watch BibleProject - The "Teacher" vs. Jesus • Wisdom Ep. 4 .
Hanging out with Ecclesiastes isn’t fun. The book goes on about the endless march of time that results in death for everyone. Everything dies––humans and animals. We can see that all living creatures go to the dirt, and we don’t have any concrete proof of what happens after that. Depressing, right? Yes––it can be. The teacher is trying to shake things up and dismantle the illusions of the reader, but it can be rough to read. The guys will talk about the context of Ecclesiastes, and why we as Jesus followers can see things differently.
Daily Devotional (March-20-2023) Following the Way of Jesus.
Scripture Reference: Luke 9:23-24 NKJV - Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.
Discipleship is at the center of the Christian life. To be a disciple means to be a learner. It means following after Jesus, and patterning our life after His.
Jesus tells us that the starting point of following Him is to deny ourselves. Denying ourselves means we choose to put Jessus’ desires above our own. This means that we must come to recognize that we do not have all the answers, or know the right way to go through life.
Discipleship is not something we do once or twice. It is a lifestyle that must be lived out each and every day. We will spend our entire lives becoming more like Jesus.
The way of life Jesus modeled was to suffer on the cross. When we deny ourselves, we choose to humbly follow Jesus. And as we become more like Jesus, we will also need to take up our cross. We will also suffer for doing good, and for denying things that seem enticing in the moment, but ultimately keep us from God. But when we bear our suffering, we represent Christ to those around us.
The paradox of following Jesus is that when we give up our life for His sake, we receive eternal life in return. When we hold onto our life and keep it from Jesus, we don’t get to experience the abundant life that He promises.
Take some time today to consider how you’re living a life of discipleship. Take inventory on the ways you are denying yourself and living for Christ, or living selfishly for your own pleasure and gain. Commit to following Jesus no matter how hard the path gets. And pray for strength and endurance as you follow Him.
Sid Roth's it's supernatural! Sunday Show: The MOST Powerful Prayer of Jesus in the Bible March-12-2023. Chad Gonzales never imagined nearly 20 years schooling by Holy Spririt was ahead. But that’s what he got, and it’s what you get in a lot less time.
Kenneth Copeland - Watch Sermon: Jesus Is Your Identity. Jesus is your identity! Watch Kenneth Copeland and Professor Greg Stephens on /Believer’s Voice of Victory/ as they discuss the connection between your identification and the Resurrection. Learn how—through the miraculous nature of God’s timeline—Christ’s sacrifice was able to secure your future position in Him.
Watch BibleProject - How Will Jesus Use His Power? • Firstborn Ep. 9. Under levitical law, touching anyone unclean would make you unclean too. But when Jesus touches people who are unclean, they get healed and become clean instead––it’s like his holiness is contagious. In this episode, Tim and Jon talk about the way Jesus uses his power and authority as the cosmic firstborn.
Watch Charles Stanley Message - It’s IMPOSSIBLE To Love Exactly Like Jesus. We are called to love like Jesus, but is that possible? In this excerpt from “No Greater Love,” Dr. Charles Stanley teaches us how we can love others the way Jesus does—even if we do so imperfectly. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus calls us to put others’ needs before our own. Selfless love is a challenge, but Jesus is the perfect example we can follow.
Jack Hibbs (January-30-2023) Weekly Devotional: JESUS KNOWS!
Philippians 2:6-7 - “Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.”
Surgeon Robert Selzer tells of a case where in removing a tumor, he was forced to cut a tiny nerve in the cheek of a young woman. The result left her mouth twisted and paralyzed. As the doctor explained the results to her newlywed husband, he asked if her mouth would be like this for long. Doctor Selzer replied, “I’m afraid it will be that way forever.”
The young man approached his wife, smiled, and said, “Good, it looks kind of cute.” Then he leaned over and twisted his lips to meet hers. Selzer went on to say he realized that this man had a love for his wife that made them one, as he chose to become as she was.
Jesus entered this world so that we could identify with Him in every way.
What that man did out of love was done long before by the man Jesus Christ. We call His act of love the incarnation—the coming of God to the world, in human form. The God of All became a man so small! Jesus entered this world in the body of a little infant so we could identify with Him in every way.
Have you ever felt rejected or abandoned? Jesus can say He has too. If you have been the recipient of a bad deal or the scorn of others, Jesus says to you that He has as well. Jesus came in our likeness, and in doing so, we can find comfort in all life’s encounters.
Dear believer, Jesus knows!