Sermons For January

Sermons for January: January is a month for fresh starts. Some of us use this time to make resolutions and create goals. Others use this time to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions for the upcoming one. For some of us, this month serves as a time for introspection—a chance to remember our ancestors and their customs.

Whatever you celebrate this month, we hope you’ll take some time to reflect on the significance of your customs and how they relate to your personal life. Additionally, we want to challenge everyone of you to consider the impact your own traditions have on others around you. What principles does it uphold? How does it impact your interactions with others?

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Happy New Year!

We should find ways to rejoice even though we are more likely to ring in the New Year with resolutions than with a champagne toast. We are following God’s instructions in Isaiah 55:10: “My word that leaves my lips will not return to me empty, but it will carry out what I intend,” the Bible says. “Like rain and snow that fall from heaven and never return there without nourishing the soil, making it bear and sprout, providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater.”

The Bible tells us that our words can have great power. In John 15:7 Jesus says, “If you remain in me [Jesus], and my words remain in you…you will ask whatever you desire…and it will be done for you.” Even if your wishes aren’t answered immediately or exactly as you hoped they would happen, God has promised His grace toward His children (1 Peter 5:9), so don’t give up on hoping for good things!

This year, let us focus more on living as Jesus did.

This year, let us focus more on living as Jesus did.

Let’s recall the example he set and begin to live our lives based on it.

Might we all learn to love others as Jesus loved us? Might we all become teachers who show the way to others? Might we all be servants of God who serve our neighbors in need?

Let this be our goal for 2019: To live like Jesus lived!

Let us do this through His example and through Scripture.

Jesus is the example of what God’s grace looks like, and we can learn so much from His life. Let us also look at a few passages in Scripture about healing:

  • In Mark 1:40-45, Jesus heals a leper. The man was told to go show himself to the priest and offer sacrifice in order to be made clean again after he had been healed by Jesus. However, this man did not want to do it. He knew he was healed and wanted everyone else to know too! So he did this amazing thing—he ran into town yelling “I’m healed!” At first people thought he was crazy because they hadn’t seen him when Jesus healed him; however, eventually they realized that something good must have happened because everyone was talking about it! Eventually even his family believed him when they saw how well his skin looked after being healed by Jesus (Mark 1:44-45).
  • In Matthew 9:27-31, a blind man asks Jesus if He could heal him; so Jesus put spit on his eyes and said “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam.” When the blind man went there and washed himself with water from that pool his eyes were opened up for the first time since birth!
  • There is a description of an official named Jairus asking if there was any hope for his daughter, who was suffering from an undiagnosed disease, in John 4:4–42 and Luke 8:40–56. (possibly cancer). Jesus instructed them not to be scared when He came at their home, but to “just trust” because she would live again just as Lazarus had, who had been dead for four days before (John 11)!

He was compassionate and loved others for who they were, not for what they had done or where they came from.

Jesus makes it abundantly apparent in this chapter that he is more than just a divine entity. He also exhibits sympathy for others. No matter who they were or what they had done, he loved everyone. This shows that God’s love is unconditional rather than conditional. Because a person is saved by grace alone by faith alone in Christ alone, no matter what their circumstances may be, they will not change their standing in God’s eyes (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Jesus set an example by loving everyone around him—even those who were different from him or his followers and even those who didn’t like him back! We can follow his example as we go out into our communities each week to share the Gospel with them (1 John 4:18).

We should be like Jesus when it comes to how we love other people because he showed us how much God loves us all equally no matter what our circumstances happen to be at any given moment in time.”

Jesus wants our hearts to be filled with God’s love.

Jesus wants our hearts to be filled with God’s love.

In the Old Testament, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah and said, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” (Isaiah 54:10) In other words, God loves us so much that His heart is full of affection for us!

The apostle Paul wrote to his friend Timothy about Jesus telling him that he had been “born again not of seed which dies but imperishable sown by God that lives forever” (1 Timothy 1:18). The Bible says this because there is only one thing in this world that lasts forever – a perfect and unending love. And it comes from Him – Jesus Christ Himself – who has told us His story in order for us to know exactly how much He loves us and how much we need him every single day of our lives on earth!

We can share His love by giving of ourselves to others in need.

You can express your love for God by sharing your time, resources and love with others. This can be done as an individual or in groups such as a youth group, Sunday School class or small group.

In addition to our personal expression of love for others, we need to encourage one another in being willing to use our gifts and talents to help those who are less fortunate than us. One way that we can do this is by participating in charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries; donating food items; giving blood; collecting blankets/suits/apparel items at Christmas time; sending cards – just some examples!

We can also share it with family, friends, and neighbors by working to restore relationships that may have become strained or broken during a difficult season in our lives.

We can also share it with family, friends, and neighbors by working to restore relationships that may have become strained or broken during a difficult season in our lives. This is not about moving forward or forgetting the past; it’s about re-establishing trust and intimacy as we begin again.

Let this be a chance for you to reconnect with people who may have been in your life for years but whose presence has faded over time—or even new acquaintances who might only know you from online interactions. You don’t need to reveal everything that happened during the hard times in your past; just let them know that you are still here, that they mean something to you and vice versa, and let them know how much they mean to God too!

Focus on forgiving those who have hurt us during this time of transition; forgive them because Jesus forgave us (Luke 23:34). Ask God for strength so that when someone else hurts us in the future – whether intentionally or unintentionally – He will give us grace once again instead of bitterness (Ephesians 4:32). Use this opportunity then not only as an opportunity for self-improvement but also as an opportunity to reach out generously towards others more than ever before so they too can experience His love through His Church!

In 2015, let us live as He did and share the Good News of God’s love with the people in our lives.

In 2015, let us live as He did and share the Good News of God’s love with the people in our lives. Let us be like Him, loving and compassionate. Let us love one another as He loved us, putting others before ourselves. Let us share our faith without condemning those who do not believe what we believe because we will never force anyone to believe anything against their will – that is not the way of Jesus Christ.

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