Sermons from 2019

Sermons from 2019

Sermon for 12-22-19

“Giving” John 3:16 (Say together) This is the season for gifts and giving. Of course, it’s also the season for receiving gifts. With Christmas coming up this Wednesday, it seems appropriate to talk about gifts and giving for our lesson today. Someone once said that a great hearted person is one who can’t remember gifts he/she has given, but never forgets a…

Sermon for 12-08-19

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Those words are powerful and full of God’s love. This morning, as we reflect on God’s word about His grace toward us, let us also reflect on our response to such a gift of grace and love. We love because He first loved us. God initiates, we imitate. Our Father in heaven created you and me in His own image and likeness and…

Sermon 12-01-19

How many of you can remember a special pair of shoes you had? For those of us who are adults, what’s the earliest memories that stand out of a pair of shoes you wore? My mom and dad had all our first shoes bronzed and anchored into a picture holder with a baby picture of us. I have mine at home. Ross Jordan shared a sermon on shoes that represent various Christian flaws:…
Genesis begins with God who created everything.  As we read this biblical record of creation in the first three chapters of Genesis we discover many foundational things, things on which our faith rests.  First, God was there at the beginning of our physical universe.  God is the source from which everything exists.  God is the…

Sermon 10/28/19

Good morning royal priesthood of Signal Mountain!   Did you know there are 13 chapters in Hebrews and that the word “priest” occurs in every chapter of the book of Hebrews except chapters 1, 11 & 12.  In those 13 chapters it occurs 34 times, more than any other New Testament book.  Surprised?  Impressed?  Maybe it’s…

Sermon 10/20/19

Hebrews 12:14-29 (Open with video about worship. First 4 minutes – https://youtu.be/EJbhZF9e7lY?t=10) Worship is a hot topic in today’s Christian circles.  We want it to be meaningful and attractive.  We want the singing to sound good and all the songs to encourage, instruct and stir our hearts.  We want our prayers to express our…

Sermon 10/13/19

Reading Hebrews 13:10-16  Verse 1 Peter 2:9 If someone said to you: I know you. You are one of those Royal Priests!  How would you react? Really?  What on earth does the concept of “royal priesthood” mean to us today?  I get “royal” but what does the word “priesthood” bring to mind?  Some of you probably picture a man with…

Sermon 10/8/19

Read Romans 12:1-2 again.  I urge you, therefore, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to approve what is that good, pleasing and perfect will of God.…

Sermon 9/22/19

Reading: Acts 2:36-47 (Important!  Read this before reading the sermon) You’ve all seen it and heard it.  The statement goes like this:  _______ is life. The rest is details.  With that in mind, let’s look at what the Bible says… Jesus tells us in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the…

Sermon 9/15/19

Our reading comes from Philippians 3:7-11 These words come from the pen of Paul who is in prison at the time, yet he speaks of joy in the midst of his sufferings.  Today let’s consider another basic matter of Christian faith: The burden and benefits of Christian suffering. Philippians has four chapters.  In each we see Jesus Christ as the…

Sunday’s Sermon 9/8/19

We just finished our Sunday afternoon series: Cherishing the Church, which encouraged our commitment to one another, our unity as a Church and our devotion to Jesus Christ.   Our groups begin this afternoon and I hope and pray that all of us have chosen to participate in this Fall’s campaign as we finish our six year series of God’s Plan for His People. One…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/25/19

Our 2019 third quarter’s series of lessons is on first principals, a back to basic’s series. Last week we talked about sin and sacrifice, where we saw how sin brought the curse of death and bloodshed upon the earth, and how God’s ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s death and bloodshed, brings us eternal life and peace. But… that sacrifice is beneficial, only for those…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/18/19

Today’s back to basics lesson is on sins and sacrifices. Again, like everything else in this basics series, you can not read the Bible and miss this. In fact, the Bibleis so filled with the notion of sins and sacrifices that we can read it and yet be numb and even blind to what that means. As Isaiah said and Jesus repeated: Hearing they don’t hear and seeing they don’t…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/11/19

We’re studying Christian basics: God has spoken. We are not to change His words but be changed by it. We must humble ourselves and become as little children or we will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Eight great basic themes of God’s word: 1. God created everything. God created us in His image and likeness. 2. We all sin. We have all sinned and fallen shout of His…

Sunday’s Sermon 8/4/19

In the past three lessons on biblical basics we focused on were these: God has spoken to us through Jesus Christ.  We must not change His word. We must receive it in childlike humility. God’s word both saves and changes those who receive it in obedient faith.  Is this true?  Absolutely! But, sadly, not all who receive the gospel of…

Confession in Prayer

(I skipped all the material in red to cut down on the length.) > Our senior minister Greg Nance is away this weekend.  A large number of our families are at family camp.  My name is Brent Clark.  I am one of the deacons here at Sig Mtn and ‘ll be filling in today. Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads out there.  I know we live in a fallen world and…

Thanksgiving Prayers

Psalms 100 is one of the favorite Psalms.  It’s easy to see why.  It is full of energy and praise, calling God’s people to celebrate His goodness and love by shouting joyfully to Him, serving Him, coming before Him joyful singing and knowing Him as our God, our Creator, our Shepherd. Verse four has an echo of thanks and praise: Enter His gates with thanksgiving…

Praising His Glory

Ephesians 1:3-14 1 Peter 2:9-10 Speaks to all Christians:  You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Beyond a doubt, this shows us what God has done to us and in us, and what is God’s expectation from us.  Just think of…

When God Swore

Hebrews 6:13-20 Have you heard someone say, “I swear to God” or “I swear I’ll never do that again!” Why do some people say that?  What makes swearing an oath mean more than a person’s word? I remember talking with Justin Hart about keys one time, and he said, “The only reason we have to have these things is because some people are not honest.”  Do you remember…

Words and Prayers

We are in the midst of a series of lessons on prayer. Two weeks ago, we saw how God takes our words very seriously, just as God takes His own words very seriously.  Jesus also warned us that by our words we will be justified and by our words we will be condemned.  (Matthew 12:36-37).  And Paul admonishes us: Whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the…
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