Sermons

Weekly sermons from Elim Church
March 16, 2014

Can I Talk To You… About Children?

Can I Talk To You... About Children?

One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch them and bless them, but the disciples told them not to bother him. But when Jesus saw what was happening, he was very displeased with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom… Read more

March 9, 2014

Can I Talk To You… About Blame?

Can I Talk To You... About Blame?

Our conversation today takes place in John 9, and we hope to learn from Jesus, and a conversation He had with his disciples about profound difficulties in life… like blindness. This conversation shows us: It’s not all about cause and effect. It’s about our sin-soaked planet. Pain and difficulty put us in a merciful place…. Read more

March 2, 2014

Can I Talk To You… About Rules?

Can I Talk To You... About Rules?

“By any measure of history, [Billy] Graham was right. This Galilean [Jesus], who in his lifetime spoke to fewer people than would fill just one of the many stadia Graham has filled, changed the world more than any other person.” –Philip Yancey The Guest: She wasn’t invited. She’s a woman of the streets. She let down… Read more

February 23, 2014

Finishing Well

Finishing Well

“You can stay stuck if you want. You can wait for someone else to make the first move, but you don’t want to stay bitter because of a lack of forgiveness.” –Dan Rotach Despite all the chaos going on around you, God is still Lord of the universe.  But is He the Lord of your life?… Read more

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

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