Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: world
Devotional by Tony Evans - Why In The World Am I Here?
Have you ever felt like you had no direction in life? God has a kingdom purpose that He expects all believers to fulfill, and He desires to reveal that purpose to you as you seek first His kingdom this year.
Sid Roth's It's Supernatural! - Supernatural Travel Through the Invisible World | Mike Schwartz. In this Sid Roth's It's Supernatural! Classic episode from 2001: Mike Schwartz travels supernaturally from one place to the other. It's not by plane, or car, or even bicycle, but through the invisible world.
John Hagee - Sermon: The New World Order, From Genesis to Earth's Last Empire. Pastor John Hagee walks us through Scripture showing us how Satan has attempted through the ages to throw God off of planet earth by creating a counterfeit Christianity. Can you see how we live in a society today that throws God out of everything, out of every building and community? We are living in a time of great deception. You will love this patriotic message that encourages us to celebrate God’s gifts, his many blessings and his great favor upon all who serve him.
John MacArthur (November-26-2018) Daily Devotion: Rejecting the World's Passing Pleasures.
"By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin" (Heb. 11:24-25).
The world has little to offer compared to the riches of Christ.
For forty years Moses enjoyed the best of everything Egypt had to offer: formidable wealth, culture, education, and prestige (Acts 7:22). Yet he never forgot God's promises toward his own people, Israel.
Then, "when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel. And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian. And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance through him; but they did not understand" (vv. 23-25).
Somehow Moses knew he was to deliver his people from Egyptian oppression. Although it would be another forty years before he was fully prepared for the task, by faith he forsook the pleasures and prestige of Egypt and endured ill-treatment with God's chosen people.
Humanly speaking, Moses made a costly choice. He seemed to be sacrificing everything for nothing. But the opposite was much more the case since Moses considered "the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the [greater] reward" (Heb. 11:26).
Sometimes obedience to Christ seems very costly, especially when evil people prosper while many who faithfully serve God suffer poverty and affliction. Asaph the psalmist struggled with the same issue: "Behold, these are the wicked; and always at ease, they have increased in wealth. Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure" (Ps. 73:12-13).
But be assured that the eternal rewards of Christ far outweigh the passing pleasures of sin. The wicked have only judgment and hell to look forward to; you have glory and heaven. So always choose obedience, and trust God to guide your choices, just as He did with Moses.
Suggestions for Prayer
Praise God that the righteous will one day be fully rewarded.
Seek God's grace to be obedient when you're faced with difficult choices.
Joyce Meyer - Sermon: Living a Highly Productive Life in a Busy World - Part 1. Bearing good fruit is part of God's plan for your life. Learn insights to living a life that is full of God's mercy and love, and free of religious attitudes.
Jerry Savelle (September-02-2018) Sermon: Making the Prophetic Word Your World, Part 4. How does the prophetic word become a reality in your life? In this 4 part series, Dr. Jerry Savelle shows you that once you strengthen your faith, you will see God’s prophetic word become the world you experience. All throughout Scripture, God spoke to the prophets so that they would see into the future and envision the world through the eyes of God! When you grab hold of a prophetic word, by faith, the Holy Spirit begins painting a picture on the canvas of your heart. He will show you the desired future God has planned for you! Dr. Savelle wants you to experience it and walk in it every day of your life.