Sermons

Weekly sermons from Elim Church
February 16, 2014

The Story Of Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel

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The Story Of Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:1 Quotes from Sunday’s worship service: “Unforgiveness is like a cancer.” “Forgiveness is a powerful thing, and did not come easily.” “Prayer and repentance are important in forgiveness.” “If you hold onto guilt, it can lead to self-sabotage.” “Forgiveness is… Read more

February 9, 2014

Walk, Don’t Run

Walk, Don't Run

“You’ve heard this phrase over and over: “Forgive and forget.” There’s only one problem with it: You can’t do it. It’s impossible! You really can’t forget a hurt in your life. In fact, you can’t even try to forget it. Because when you’re trying to forget, you are actually focusing on the very thing you… Read more

January 26, 2014

Love Always Wins

Love Always Wins

Colossians unpacks two significant themes about forgiveness: Change: Your life as a Christ-follower is now different. You’ve been changed from the inside out. Power: You now have the power to do what God wants you to do with your life, including forgiving others. These truths about forgiveness emerge from Colossians 3:14b-15: Love is the ultimate… Read more

January 19, 2014

First Things First

First Things First

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. -Colossians 3:12-14   Real forgiveness has a new template. “Forgive… Read more

January 12, 2014

Free At Last: The Power Of Forgiveness

Free At Last: The Power Of Forgiveness

We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,  always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.  For he… Read more

December 29, 2013

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

“How does my life match up with what God says is important?”   In 2013, did I press into issues of: 1. My walk with God? 2. Loving Others? 3. Fairness?   No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good.   and this is what he requires of you: to do what… Read more

December 22, 2013

What Child Is This? Love

What Child Is This?  Love

“At Christmas, we celebrate the reality that God cared enough to send the very best.”   God’s love is shown profoundly in three ways: 1. In The Manger 2. In Jerusalem 3. On The Cross   “When talking about Jesus, it’s hard to leave Him in the manger, because soon enough, we get to the… Read more

December 15, 2013

What Child Is This? Joy

What Child Is This? Joy

When Gabriel told Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus, she was confused and disturbed.  Elizabeth tells Mary that she is blessed to be carrying the Son of God.  Mary responds with what is known as the Magnificat: Mary responded, Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.     How my spirit rejoices in… Read more

December 8, 2013

What Child Is This? Peace

What Child Is This?  Peace
December 2, 2013

What Child Is This? Hope

What Child Is This?  Hope

“We need hope, but not a shallow hope.” “There is a hope inside us that cannot be touched, that comes from knowing the God of the universe.” “Where there’s life, there’s still hope. What happens next is up to God.” –Louis Zemperini, from his book, Unbroken “Real hope is found in a relationship with Jesus.”

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