Sermons

Weekly sermons from Elim Church
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

August 18, 2013

Be Still: God Is Our Joy

Be Still: God Is Our Joy

The God of the universe will NEVER leave us. Today we seek to understand real joy… Joy comes in the midst of chaos. God is our refuge and strength. Joy emerges out of authentic faith. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. – Isaiah 12:3 Joy is sustained through obedience to… Read more

August 11, 2013

Be Still: God Knows

Be Still: God Knows

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. – A.W. Tozer It’s not about STRENGTH, but TRUST God is our refuge and strength, always ready in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the… Read more

August 3, 2013

Recipe for a Softened Heart

Recipe for a Softened Heart

The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.  “Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” They discussed this with one another and said, “It is because we have no bread.” Aware of their discussion, Jesus… Read more

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