Sermons by Jared Via
Every time we see the apostle Andrew in the Bible he is pointing someone to Jesus. He was just one ordinary person, who went after one person at a time, and brought them to Jesus.
As humans we’re quick to see the sins of others but not so much the sins in our own heart. You might say that we have blind spots. God uses other believers to shine light into areas of our hearts that we don’t always see ourselves.
Today we talk about God’s heart and design for marriage and the difficult topic of divorce. Marriage is difficult and takes work.
Scripture says a lot about alcohol. Today we look at some things and talk about it, not from a human perspective but through a Biblical lens to see what scripture says about it.
As a new year begins we wanted to talk about the vision God has put on our hearts: To reach our valley with the hope that is only found in Jesus and see lives transformed by the grace of God.
With the new year comes resolutions of things we want to see changed. If we’re not careful they can become self centered: “What I’m going to accomplish for myself”. A good question as we start the new year is: How can I glorify God this next year?
It is important to remember the reason why Jesus came. He didn’t come to receive accolades or popularity. He came to seek and save the lost. The true miracle of Christmas is that Jesus came to pay a price we couldn’t pay.
This time of year we hear the phrase “tis the season” all the time. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the Christmas season and miss what it is all about: King Jesus. Today we focus our hearts and minds on worshiping Him: tis the season for worship.
In Philippians 4:4-9 Paul says to rejoice in the Lord always. We can be joyful in the midst of sadness or loss because our hope is in Jesus. God can work in difficult situations to produce something good out of it, for His glory. How can we fight anxiety? We fight anxiety with prayer and thanksgiving. (Philippians 4:6) We fight anxiety with a new mindset. (Philippians 4:8) We had a time of public thanksgiving to the Lord at the end…
In Philippians 4:1-3 Paul says that the church must stand firm in the Lord and walk in unity with one another for the sake of the gospel.