Sermons

Weekly sermons from Elim Church
November 3, 2013

We Are Culturally Engaged

We Are Culturally Engaged

“Jesus was someone who, for lack of a better phrase, got in there and mixed it up.” How do we “make the most of every opportunity?” I. Don’t let fear win. II. Don’t work off of someone else’s template. III. Stay true to the basics of the faith. IV. Make incarnation your model for loving… Read more

October 27, 2013

We Are Reconciled

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We Are Reconciled

“Every experience in the hands of a just God can teach us something.”  Our Perspective on Reconciliation: I. It’s about PEOPLE. II. It’s about the WHOLE PERSON “Before anything else, be reconciled to God.” During worship, Judy Moseman shared some personal experiences about reconciliation. One main point is that she sees herself as a reconciler… Read more

October 20, 2013

Underestimating God

Underestimating God

I. We Underestimate God’s HOLINESS God is completely other than we are, not just a larger version of ourselves II. We Underestimate God’s JUSTICE God’s justice is aimed at our dishonoring of God III. We Underestimate God’s FORGIVENESS The last word from God about us doesn’t have to be “guilt”; it can be “forgiveness” If… Read more

October 13, 2013

We Are Outwardly-Focused

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We Are Outwardly-Focused

What does it mean to really love and serve those around us? 1. Not only criticize the wrong, but enter and engage it. 2. Not just pretend to love others, but sacrifice for them. 3. Not just acknowledge people, but help them. “You don’t just throw a whole life away just because he’s banged up… Read more

October 6, 2013

We Are Grace-Filled

We Are Grace-Filled

“Grace is more than something that lives in the margins of your Bible.” By being grace-filled as individuals and as a church… We receive God’s grace by: Living a life with CHANGE all over it. Living a life with KINGDOM all through it. We share God’s grace by: Treating others the way we’ve been treated… Read more

September 29, 2013

We Are Biblically-Grounded

We Are Biblically-Grounded

“We hold the truth of Scriptures as our core guideline for faith and life.” The Scriptures become “alive and powerful” in us when we… Discipline ourselves to take them in. Forge decisions based on the principles of Scripture. Are willing to live in the tension. Make “more like Jesus” the end goal.

September 22, 2013

We Are Christ-Centered

We Are Christ-Centered

“A lifelong journey of faith might be ‘awesome,’ but it is not necessarily an easy life.” According to Hebrews 12:1-4, this Christ-centeredness will take place in us both individually and as a church when we: 1. Acknowledge and address the encumbrances. 2. Do this in the context of community. 3. Become increasingly resilient. 4. Keep… Read more

September 15, 2013

Who We Are… Together

Who We Are... Together

The Process I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. – Philippians 1:9 Knowledge Application Translation Understanding Discernment Perception Spiritual Sensitivity The Product Greater Transformation, Deeper Love, and Better People    

September 8, 2013

Nicodemus

Nicodemus

The story of Nicodemus is the story of you and me. Nicodemus is a leader / teacher / ruler.  He should have his act together. Instead, he was unsettled in his beliefs, so he went to Jesus in the middle of the night. Jesus tells Nicodemus that he must be born again. Nicodemus focused on… Read more

September 1, 2013

Continually?

Continually?

“Pray continually.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 What does it mean to pray continually? Praying continually means to be in an attitude of prayer.  Pray in ways that make sense to you. How do we do that? If we are in a constant attitude of prayer, as things come along, we’re already in tune with God…. Read more

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