Sermons

Sermons

On a weekly basis our ministers deliver sermons based in God’s Word that seek to encourage, challenge, and edify the church. Check out the Waterview livestream to watch our services as they happen.

Controlling the Tongue

The third chapter of James is one of the most challenging passages in the Bible. Controlling the tongue is so difficult James declares, "No human being can tame the tongue." But at the end of the chapter, James gives us the tools that are from above to help with our struggle. With the help of God, a person of faith can control their tongue.

By |2020-07-12T11:14:46-05:00July 12th, 2020|James, Real Faith|

Walking

Wing Mingdao was one of China’s famous church leaders of the 20th Century. Mingdao preached Jesus in China and served a 20-year prison sentence for it. In his cell, the leader discovered life slowed. It was unhurried and unchosen. In those times, he learned so much. Author Ronald Boyd-MacMillan met him years later. In his book Faith the Endures, he details their exchange. “Young man, how do you walk with God?” I listed off a set of disciplines such as Bible study and prayer, to which he mischievously retorted, “Wrong answer. To walk with God, you must go at walking pace.” The words struck Boyd-MacMillan’s heart like a hammer striking a gong. He explained that most of his life was spent “running for Jesus.” He learned that walking pace is different. With three short years and much to do, Jesus was never rushed. His life demonstrated a deliberate pace. Listen to how Luke captured his habits. One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. (Luke 6:12) Jesus knew that to “walk with God” meant you walked with him. God took millennia to carry out his plans. It is foolish to think we can put God on our schedule. So, stop and slow down. Live your life at God’s pace. Then you will learn to walk with God. -Robert G. Taylor-  

By |2020-07-06T15:16:39-05:00July 6th, 2020|Sermons|

The Way to Think When Tested

The book of James is a vivid expression of how real faith looks when practiced as a true servant of Jesus. In the first chapter, the common theme is how Christians should think when they are tested. Since our actions are preceded by thoughts, James tells us how to think about common trials so we can live out our faith as God would have us

By |2020-07-12T11:15:20-05:00June 28th, 2020|James, Real Faith|

The Sermon of the World

Psalm 19 is often divided into two parts. Verses 1-6 are often called "natural revelation" as they describe how the world teaches us about God. Verses 7-14 are called "special revelation" as they teach how the Word teaches us about God. It's common to just briefly consider the first part of the Psalm to quickly move to the second, but in this lesson, we want to hear "The Sermon of the World."

By |2020-06-14T13:54:39-05:00June 14th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

When Change Needs to Start with Me

Psalm 51 is David's written confession after his sin with Bathsheba. More importantly, it also lays out a course for personal change. What if everything happening in our world today has called you to think about how the most important change needs to start with you? If so, Psalm 51 has some words of instruction and inspiration for you.

By |2020-06-07T11:10:06-05:00June 7th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

Learning to Live in the Face of Death

If anybody could write a psalm about the reality of death it was Moses. For 40 years he watched the nation of Israel die in the wilderness. Psalm 90 is believed to be written by Moses during the latter part of the 40 years of wilderness wandering. This psalm contains the stark reminder that most people will live no more than 70-80 years. Yet, the Bible always has an answer to bad news and this psalm does as well. This psalm is all about learning to live in the face of death.

By |2020-05-31T16:50:43-05:00May 31st, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

What to Do When It Seems the World is Winning

One of the most frustrating parts of life for believers is seeing unbelievers prosper and win. If you've ever struggled with this, you're in good company with King David. Psalm 37 is thought to be the wisdom of David, who had learned from experience how to handle life when it seems like the world is winning. As an older man at the writing of this psalm (Ps. 37:25), David is well positioned through experience and the Holy Spirit to guide us in how to handle this experience.

By |2020-05-24T14:51:57-05:00May 24th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|
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