Deuteronomy 7:6-14 Growing in Faith to Pray – Making the Impossible a Reality Part 1 ILLUSTRATION. PRAYERS FOR RAIN There had been a severe drought, and the members of a rural congregation were deeply concerned that their crops would be ruined. One Sunday, therefore, the minister said to his congregation, “Brothers and sisters, I understand your deep concern about the harvest. There is nothing that will save us, except a special service of prayer for rain. The Lord promises that… Read more

2 Chronicles 7:12-22 Trusting God in Obedience – Making the Impossible a Reality Part 2 Trusting God in faith is tied to obedience. The promise in (7:14) is for the people. if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV) However, the issue of obedience is… Read more

Genesis 12:1-3 When You Take a Trip with God in Faith – Making the Impossible a Reality Part 3 Genesis 12:1-3 When You Take a Trip with God in Faith – Making the Impossible a Reality Part 3 is a sermon about faith. Sometimes we plan our lives and say: Here is where I will live. Here is what I will do. But life is very rarely like that – with God. God wants you to take a trip with… Read more

Genesis 15:1-16 Getting to Know God on Your Trip of Faith – Making the Impossible a Reality Part 4 Everyone is on a trip of faith. Some are thinking about placing their faith for eternal life in Jesus Christ. Others have made the decision to follow Jesus. These two groups of people still make the same journey. Their journey is for eternity. Yet, there is a big difference. Some will walk along a faith road and think they will go… Read more

Zechariah 7:1-5 Feasting on God in Prayer “Say to all the people of the land, and to the priests: “When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months during those seventy years, did you really fast for Me–for Me? (Zechariah 7:5 NKJV) INTRODUCTION Heike and I have been at a few weddings in the last year. One wedding we went to was on my birthday. I like weddings here in Germany. There are some similarities, but the Germans… Read more

Romans 13:8-14 Love that Keeps Yourself in Control – Responsible Love with Others Part 1 We want to look at how God teaches us as Christians to love. I want to call this love “responsible love.” You can love someone responsibly or irresponsibly. The Bible teaches us to be responsible in our love to one another. How do I know this? The reason that I know that the Bible teaches us to be responsible in our love to another is… Read more

Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. (Romans 13:13 NKJV) Let us imagine for one moment a scene. Someone has invited you to a party celebrating the victory of the Werder Bremen football team. It will take place at the Park Hotel and it will include a full-course meal with a variety of good food. There will be all kinds of drinks served, and… Read more

ILLUSTRATION: The bite of of snake and its effects Have you ever handled a snake? You know it is a very delicate matter to handle snakes. They can slip out of your hand very easily. When you don’t have them under control, a snake will do its best to snap at you and bite you. They hiss and then they strike. I have seen people who have been bitten by a snake. The bite is very nasty. It swells up… Read more

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. (Hebrews 13:4 NKJV) The word bed here is used in the New Testament a total of four times. Two times in Romans, once in Luke and once in Hebrews. In Romans 9:10, it says this: And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac The word describes the result of intimacy – conceiving a child. In… Read more

Matthew 5:27-30 Misplaced Desire “You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be… Read more

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