Wisdom still works. Wisdom is more than possessing knowledge. Wisdom is known by what is produced by it. In Matthew 11, Jesus flips our idea of wisdom on its head. Instead, Jesus invites us into a wisdom that works. Wisdom that works is living according to what we know to be true about Jesus. Wisdom lives according to that knowledge even when what we know about Jesus is not what we see, hear, feel, or think in that moment.
With the God we serve, the future is available for return. What God is calling us to do in the present has the power to change the trajectory of the future. Sometimes it is our future God wants to change. Other times, it is someone else’s future He is working to change. God knows when the direction we are headed in is destined for destruction. He will step into our present, calls us to return it to Him, and ultimately it changes the direction of the future. With God, our future is available to be returned and exchanged for a better one.
Earthly fathers will fail but our heavenly Father never will. Our earthly fathers will fail us because they are not who only God can be for us – a perfect heavenly Father. If you your earthly father has failed you remember to look to your perfect heavenly Father. If you are an earthly father give yourself the same grace God gives you. You are not called to be a perfect father. You are called to point your children to the only one who is perfect.
There is difference between finding Jesus and being filled with Jesus. In this first part of the message we explore what this means for the individual person. In the second part of the message we discuss what this might look like for us as a church to be filled with Christ.
If Jesus sat down next to you on a park bench what questions would you ask Him? In this sermon we explore some, but not all, of the questions we might ask. When we are done asking our questions Jesus turns and asks us a life-changing question: Who do you say that I am? If you have a question we did not answer feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sermon is an overview of the book of Revelation. In the 1990’s a famous tag line was re-introduced to us as a way to capture life’s most unforgettable moments. They were called “Kodak Moments.” Kodak moments are the moments that make life worth living. They capture an unforgettable moment as it is taking place so that it can be relived in the future. The book of Revelation has many Kodak moments that remind us of a central truth: God is present in the problems of His people.
Rev. Tim Crump is the District Superintendent for the Southwest Indiana District in the Church of the Nazarene. He joined us on Mother’s Day to preach a message about the importance of experiencing and expressing God’s grace in our parenting.