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'Life' Tagged Sermons

Living Water

The reason to follow Jesus is because he is the life-giving water to life as God intended for it to be lived. The reason to seek God’s will with every action of your life is not to avoid punishment but to ENJOY life here on earth as it is in God’s eternal home. The reason to follow Jesus is because he offers life as the author of life intended for it to be lived…which HAS to be better than anything a mere created being can offer you.

That You May Live

Y’all, God didn’t provide the commandments – and God didn’t send the prophets…or Jesus – primarily to threaten us, to tell us what will happen if we mess up. No God has done everything God has been doing since the creation of humankind PRIMARILY for one reason, one reason stated very clearly through the prophet Amos, “that you may live.”

Wait

Y’all, God’s vision for First Christian Church, Grand Junction is an Easter vision. It is new life, life practiced and experienced differently from the ways of the world all around us. Life practiced in a way that might seem like foolishness to the ways of the world. But, like the disciples and their vision of a Holy Spirit poured out upon them, we must wait for this vision to be realized in God’s time, not our time. So we must wait. But let us not get discouraged in the waiting. Instead, let us wait actively, doing everything God asks and requires of us in this time. And let us enjoy the present moment in which we live, instead of pining for a future moment. God offers plenty of reward, right here, right now. And let’s trust in God that God’s great vision will take place at the appropriate time.

But to Serve

Maybe I’m thinking too big. Maybe what Jesus wants is for us to stay in our houses of worship, talking to each other, and leaving everybody out there to fend for themselves. Maybe, but I don’t think so. Actually, I’m pretty sure those big dreams and visions I have about the way it could be – even just here, in Grand Junction – are more in line with what Jesus meant when he said:

Hebrews: From Dead Works to Living

The reality is, God gave you free choice. And you can keep choosing dead works all day long, all your life long, and God won’t stop you. But why? Why would you do that to yourself? Why would you keep closing the doors God opens…instead of walking through them with the choices of your life and enjoying the loving kindness and the amazing goodness of the One who gave you life and continues to show you the way to living?

Tempted to Keep Jesus a Secret

Folks, all around us, as in the time of Moses, people are dying. Literally, everyone dies. Metaphorically, people are dying to the ways of this world long before their earthly bodies give out. Just as the people of Moses’ time had to gaze upon the serpent if they wanted to live, people of our time must gaze upon Christ, must look up to Him and experience Him and make a decision to follow Him, in order that they might have the new life God offers through Him. Will you give them a chance to see Christ? Will you help them look up?