Sermons by Jeff Butler

Sermons by Jeff Butler

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – SIN (Romans 7:15-24)”

1. Understanding our human condition. A. We are created in the image of God and made to be with him. B. We are corrupted by sin and separated from God. C. We have another identity.2. Jesus redeems us. A. Jesus forgives us. B. Jesus frees us. C. Jesus gives us a new identity.3. We overcome by living what Christ has done for us. A. We receive the new birth. B. We claim our new identity. C. We live by the…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – BITTERNESS (1 Samuel 17:28-37)

In 1 Samuel 17:28-37, David didn’t go bother to be bitter and letting himself down on things said to him but rather he keep his faith and surrender his strength back to God to defeat Goliath. Bitterness in Spirit, or in life, is one of the inner biggest challenges that we face to remain faithful to God, to not to be discourage, or to not to give up, and causes in our heart that roots all other troubles. Here we…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – DEPRESSION (Psalm 42:9-11)

Depression is an unavoidable part of life. For some it only visits briefly. While for others it seems to be a permanent resident. Often there is a biological component to ongoing depression. Even when drugs are appropriately used to help, turning to putting our hope is God is a key to overcoming depression. Series Summary: The shepherd boy, David, defeating the the giant, champion warrior, Goliath was one of the greatest victories in history. David defeated his enemy with a…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – FEAR (Joshua 1:9)

in Joshua 1:9; God is reminding us that HE IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL, that we need to be strong and courageous, to obey God’s Word thoughtfully and wholeheartedly, and not to be frightened or discouraged. In our daily lives, Fear is a constant battle, but we are asked that we need to UNDERSTAND and OVERCOME those fears and LET GOD DO HIS WILL. We need to put in our hearts and minds that GOD is bigger than the fear or…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – Series (1 Samuel 17:32-50)

We overcome our enemies when God is with us. When will look at the physical battle between David and Goliath, we might give too much credit to David’s skill with the sling and stone and miss the key to his success. It was that God was with him. Success comes when God is with us and God is with us when we like David are people after God’s heart. Series Summary: The shepherd boy, David, defeating the the giant, champion…

He is Worthy. I am Needy. (The Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13)

In Matthew 6:9-13, this shows us the Lord’s prayer and this is showing us how to pray according to Jesus. First part that He is Worthy and the last shows that we are Needy. As He is Worthy, we need to RESPONSE to seek Him first and give Him utmost REVERENCE, where his worthiness should be our primary motivation for Prayer as we will not understand how needy we are until we understand how worthy God is. For the part…

Jesus is Lord (Colossians 1:15-20)

In Colossians 1:15-20 What does it mean to say Jesus is Lord? He is our GOD (YHWH), He is the IMAGE of God, He is the RULER as through His power all things were made. He is our CREATOR of everything. He is our RECONCILER of God and People. What does it mean to say Jesus is my Lord? This is by pledging our loyalty and allegiance to Jesus, pledging to submit, to obey to Him. In all of this…

1 Peter – God Lifts the Humble Up (1 Peter 5:6-11)

In 1 Peter 5:6-11, As a Christian, we are ought to humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand, so that we experience His uplifting as we cast all our cares on Him, knowing that He cares for all us. Being humble is also to be alert, sober and vigilant in resisting the lion like devil and surrender everything to God. As God is our ‘God of all grace’ who will ‘perfect, establish, strengthen and help’ those who trust Him after all…

1 Peter – Leader’s Matter (1 Peter 5:1-5)

In 1 Peter 5:1-5, If Christ is the model for all Christians who faces suffering, the leaders among them must be the best representatives of that model. This shows how elders and younger people are urged to honor God in the way they behave in everything they do. Church or Workplace Leaders should be willing, eagerly shepherds, not greedy for money, not lording or dominating over others for selfish gain, and most specially leading by example and knowing that we…

1 Peter – Rejoice in Suffering? Yes! (1 Peter 4:12-19)

In 1 Peter 4:12-19, this describes the suffering for being a Christian. It shows we should not be surprised at the suffering but rather to re-frame our mind that difficulties for the sake of Christ are meant for our refining. God wants us not just to become as other Christians but to be more like Christ Jesus. Suffering or Difficulties will reveal our deeper faith in Jesus to be more like Him since Christians should accept God’s will and commit…