Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: world
Charles Stanley (February-06-2023) Daily Devotional: Into All the World.
Only the gospel provides the hope every human being needs, and our lives should proclaim it.
Mark 16:15-16 - And He said to them, ``Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. ``He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
Paul described the church as “the pillar and support of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15 - but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth). The truth it guards, however, cannot stay within its four walls but must be proclaimed to an unbelieving world. Jesus considered this so important that His last words to the apostles were, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15).
Do you understand how important it is that we obey this command? Many institutions do the important work of feeding the hungry and helping the needy. But the church has the additional, unique calling to share the gospel of Christ. It is the single most important message anyone can hear—God uses the good news of salvation to rescue people from eternal condemnation and transfer them into His kingdom.
The gospel is relevant to every age, need, and season of life. It contains simple truths that the youngest or most uneducated can understand, and it’s superior to all other philosophies and religions. Our message is absolutely sure, with eternal truths that need no correction or alteration. What’s more, it reveals the only path that leads to salvation through faith in Jesus.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you examine the message that your life and words proclaim. Only the gospel of Christ saves.
Amir Tsarfati - Watch Message: We Are Not of This World.
Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world - Philippians 2:14-15
Watch David Jeremiah's Sunday Sermon: In the World of the End, BE DETERMINED - Matthew 24:13.
As the events of the End Times unfold in today’s world, Christians need to be faithful, strong and steadfast. Does that describe you? Learn practical, biblical steps you can take to build these qualities into your life.
Amir Tsarfati - Watch Sermon: Climate Change: A New World Religion? Climate change - What is it? How is it affecting the world today? Is there an ever-present climate crisis, or is there an agenda masquerading as a crisis as a means to promote a new and growing religion? Join Professor Yonatan Dubi & Amir Tsarfati as they examine the science and engage in a much-needed discussion surrounding the topic of the alleged climate crisis in "Climate Change: A New World Religion?"
David Jeremiah (October-13-2022) Daily Devotional: “So Despised by the World”.
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you… but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. - 1 Peter 4:12-13
Recommended Reading: Mark 8:34-38 - TAKE UP THE CROSS AND FOLLOW HIM
34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
According to The Voice of the Martyrs, a group of Christians in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, planned an open baptism celebration, expecting members of their community to try to prevent the gathering. But praise the Lord! Many new believers were baptized, and on that day, at least, there was no sign of community opposition.
Are you afraid of the reaction you’ll get when you mention Christ or articulate a biblical worldview? Keep your eyes on Christ, not on the critics. When we focus on eternity, we’ll realize that temporary suffering has a way of revealing God’s glory. There’s joy in serving the Lord!
Let’s go back to the cross of Christ. Jesus lived with little and died in poverty. But He was buried in a rich man’s tomb, rose in glory, and ascended to guide His children in taking the Gospel to the ends of the world. This is no time to be silenced. It’s time to speak, to share, and to shine!
I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it some day for a crown. - George Bennard
David Jeremiah - Watch Sermon: In a World of War, BE CALM - Matthew 24:6-7. As the nations of the world seem to be racing toward greater conflict, even annihilation, what should Christians be doing in response? Dr. David Jeremiah examines Jesus’ prophecy that His followers would hear of “wars and rumors of wars” in earth’s final days.
Watch Billy Graham Sermon: Hope for a Changing World. The world might be changing rapidly—but God never changes. Hear how this truth can bring you hope in this 1994 Billy Graham sermon from Atlanta, Georgia.
Daily Devotional (September-23-2022) Light of the World.
Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) - “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
As Christ followers we have a Holy purpose! We are part of a Holy Mission. Evil forces have invaded the earth’s domain leaving mankind in darkness. Yet God, in His mercy, has called you and I to bring the light to the world. Each of us to the part of the world He has put us in. Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. – Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Perhaps all this sounds over the top. Something you would see in a “Lord of the Rings” type epic. But the reality in this world is that most people are in a spiritual battle, struggling with sin or its effects, spending their time in spiritual darkness. Imagine being in utter darkness when all of a sudden someone comes by offering you eternal light. Being in blindness now you can see. That is the mission of the light bearer. People are searching for light to illuminate their soul and God has asked us simply to shine the light. Live out our inward reality where other people can see it. Love others the way Christ loves us. Lay out our platter of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, so others can partake. Jobs are great, careers wonderful. If you have a vocation you are blessed, but you will never find a higher calling that bearing the light. Today, might God allow you to shine His light in every area of darkness you come in contact with.
Prayer: Father, thank You for shining Your light into my dark world. Help me not forget. Today, help me carry Your light and shine it on all those in darkness around me. AMEN
John MacArthur (August-31-2022) Daily Devotional: Rejecting the World
"Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (1 John 2:15).
The world is opposed to everything God stands for.
Loving the world begins with thinking that God doesn't know what's best for you and is trying to cheat you out of something you deserve. That thought soon blossoms into a willingness to disregard God's warnings altogether and take whatever Satan has to offer.
Love of the world started in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day. Genesis 3:6 says, "When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate." What made them think the fruit was good for food or able to make them wise? God didn't tell them that. In fact, He warned them that they would die if they ate the fruit (Gen. 2:17). But Eve believed the serpent's lie and Adam followed suit.
Satan continues to propagate his lies but you needn't fall prey to them if you love God and remember that the world is opposed to everything He stands for. It is spiritually dead; void of the Spirit (John 14:17); morally defiled; and dominated by pride, greed, and evil desires. It produces wrong opinions, selfish aims, sinful pleasures, demoralizing influences, corrupt politics, empty honors, and fickle love.
You can't love the world and God at the same time because love knows no rivals. It gives its object first place. If you love God, He will have first place in your life. If you love the world, the love of the Father isn't in you (1 John 2:15).
Galatians 1:3-5 explains that Jesus "gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore." Christ died to deliver us from Satan's evil system. What greater motivation could there be to reject the world and live to God's glory?
Suggestions for Prayer
- Ask God for greater wisdom and grace to resist the world's influences.
For Further Study
- According to Ephesians 6:10-18, how can you as a believer protect yourself against Satan's evil system?