Sermons: Practical Life
Maximize life! God knows best how to live it. Here are answers to everything from cremation to financial success, from tattoos to virginity, from swearing to marital sex, from job promotions to charity, and much more. As a Christian, God created you and bought you, so you are twice His. You owe Him everything. He jealously demands your affection and resents any flirting with the world. Most today love pleasure more than holiness, but the Bible teaches holiness that brings lasting pleasures of all kinds, both here and in heaven.
Christian and Taxes
True Christians submit cheerfully to government and pay all taxes for the Lord’s sake. They know obeying civil authorities is the will of God. They never use their gospel liberty to cheat government or give the gospel a bad name. They pray for their rulers and trust their King, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Witty inventions are a blessing. But 100 years of inventions have brought Sodom into every house. If you love your children, and if you know evil communications corrupt good manners, you must be vigilant in the modern world. Get scared to become a technology protector of family and church.
Happiness Is a Choice
The subject is glorious, and God has given commands and comfort for His children to have a continual feast through life. Will you make the choice to be truly happy? Joy and love are far greater motivators than fear or threats. Christians should be the happiest people on earth.
Child Training Goals
A workshop sermon with handouts and a table of goals for training children. Do not be content with academic education, sports, and having fun. Reject the world’s foolish scope and sequence. If you want them to glorify God and have fruitful kingdom lives, you must train them His way.
God gave you lips, mouth, and tongue for many uses, but the most important is speech. Death or life is in the power of the tongue – including marriage. Great lovers use words to please and win those they love. Bad speech by either spouse is a sin, and it is destructive. Learn to be a real lover.
Christian and Politics
Donald Trump is our new president. The Bible is a perfect political manual – detailed history of nations, incredible insider information, inspired laws for rulers and citizens, etc. Do you hold godly views of voting, reverence of rulers, paying taxes, civil government, compliance, rebellion, etc.?
Living Under Obama
God ordained submission to civil rulers, contradicting so-called Christian patriots. Paul and Peter taught obedience to Nero. Our fathers lived under other persecuting powers. We can easily live under President Obama without fear for four more years. Godliness and prayer changes nations.
Health, Sickness, and Death
Health, sickness, and death are realities. But we know things from the Bible unknown to other men. We know the cause and cure of sickness, death, and cemeteries. Christians should age and die graciously, full of faith and praise, after training the next generation. Live and die in the Lord.
Love Is the Greatest
All men by nature are malicious and hateful, and only an incredible work of grace can cause them to truly love others. This brotherly love is the best evidence of eternal life – not faith or doctrinal knowledge. Devils believe. Love is the great measure of a person, marriage, family, and church.
Sin lies. It deceives men to think they can get away with a few secret sins. Playing with sin by compromising God’s rules will bring you down. Think Lot! His family’s ruin did not happen overnight. It took many years of more and more compromise, but then destruction surely comes.
Ten Mothers & Ten Rules
Honor of mothers has been taught before. This sermon is to remind mothers that ordinary acts like birth, nursing, clothing, and feeding their children are no more than what animals do for their young. The Bible shows exemplary women and teaches rules for much higher goals for mothers.
Money matters! Solomon said it answers all things. God loves His children, so the Bible is full of advice for financial success. Forget money-begging televangelists that want to harvest your seed money for their mansions. This study explores God’s word to help your family and prosper. Many have profited from it. Will you be the next?
Bring Everything Back to the Bible
The only source of truth and wisdom in the world is found in the Bible and nowhere else. All questions and problems are answered in the Bible, but you must know the Bible and obey it, in order to realize the benefit. Be a help to those around you – bring everything back to the Bible.
Character is those traits that identify you from others. It is the conduct that makes your reputation. It is the code of conduct that rules actions. It is the discipline and defaults of your choices. It will help you in jobs, in marriage, and glorifying God by your life. It is more important than anything else you pursue in life e.g. job, wealth, etc. The world measures by IQ and other vain standards, but not God and good men. It can be improved. Read this sermon!
Christian marriage should be the best, easily! God created and designed marriage, and He knows better than all marital counselors combined. Are you taking advantage of the world’s best marriage manual – the Bible. A short and simple sermon for sinners and saints.
Christian Charity: The Godly Response to Haiti’s Earthquake
On January 12, 2010 an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 shook the island of Haiti near its capital of Port-au-Prince. The Haitian Interior Minister estimates the dead could number 200,000. In response, America’s government, churches, and pagans have donated money and goods to help the survivors recover from the great damage. We have not done so. Why have we not done so? We have plenty of funds. Can we defend our position? What is a Christian’s duty from the Bible in such situations?