In Romans 10:1-17, Paul covers a lot of theological ground. Most of these verses are quite familiar, but in the first few verses, he states that the Bible isn’t just for knowledge but to learn God’s righteousness. This is a mature look at why we should study the Bible and grow in this area all the time. If we believe the Bible is true, then let’s value it. #grow
Today’s sermon is from the launch service from our Toco Hills Campus. Pastor Darren Hughes explains that if loving God is the most important commandment, shouldn’t we be doing something about it. He uses Luke 10:25-37 as the text for the message.
#1 If you love something, you have to lay some things down in order to pick up what matters
#2 If we say we love God woth all of our heart, soul and strength … Shouldn’t people around us know it?
“I believe in God the Father, the maker of heaven and earth” is the first line of the Apostles Creed. We are starting a series named Creed where we define the tenants of the Christian faith. In this sermon, we look at the difference of what it means to know about God versus actually knowing God.
When we start to settle on a definition of God, we usually end up with two scenarios: There is the God of the Bible that is, and the God of the Bible we think that is. We tend to be swayed by weak doctrine, the bombardment of society, or it can be just out of ignorance on what God’s Word says.
Let’s face it, no one likes being told what to do. This applies to all people. In the Christian life, Jesus sets the definition by saying even His sheep know His voice and listen. What we find in Acts 8:26-40, is that Phillip obeyed the Spirit of the Lord and since he obeyed, he was able to be in the right place at the right time. The Spirit never sent him to the chariot and told him to witness. His obedience allowed him to be there to hear the cry for help. May we be close to our the people in our city to hear their cry for help.
Jesus laid it out for us in Luke 10:25-37, that we are to love God and love our neighbors. He also used the Good Samaritan parable to teach us that loving our neighbors means first, we have to be a good neighbor that shows mercy. How can we love our neighbor? We can’t do it alone. We need the power of Christ living inside of us to come alive. At the end of this message, we share ten practical steps on how we can show love to our neighbors.