Sermons by Jeff Butler
If you do not place the most important matter (GOD) into your life first, you won’t be able to DO IT later on. Or have a very difficult time. Remember you were created by God, for God. Created in His own image. Redeemed by His only begotten Son- Jesus. That is most important in your life. For now and the hereafter. Psalms 14:1( Only) the fool says in his heart ” there is no God…”
God will lead us out of the wilderness. God will shelter us through the storm. 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
As you walk through your trials and tribulations in life’s inevitable wilderness, look up, be strong, keep the faith. God our Abba Father is there with you. “6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 “10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you…
God’s promise ‘I will never leave nor forsake you” is one promise that we should cling to, specially as we walk through our valleys [ shadow of death / pains of physical ills / pit of failures]. Psalms 23 …. Yea tho i walk thru the valley of the shadow of death, Thou art with me …..
Instead of the usual hustle and bustle of Christmas, you can give more focus on preparing your heart, yourself for Christmas. Un-focusing on gifts, presents, decorations, celebrations. Now, how about sharing this with your circle of influence? God’s ultimate gift of His own son Jesus is what Christmas is really all about.
Thanksgiving is a life long activity. Gratitude is the gift God gives us that enables us to be blessed by all His other gifts. There is a clear link between gratitude and one’s relationship with God. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV) 18 In every thing give thanks ………………..
You have been chosen- you have been blessed to be a blessing to others. You have been redeemed so you can share the good news of God’s redemption. John 8:12 (ESV) 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Romans 5:8 (NIV) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.…
You have been chosen to be completely favored and receive the gift of God’s grace. But to enjoy God’s favor, you have to accept His gift of redeeming grace. Hebrews 10: 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 11 :1 Now faith is…
You have been chosen by God to be completely forgiven. Romans 6: 7, 11-14 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 7 ……because anyone ( in Jesus Christ) who has died has been set free from sin. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
How reassuring, how good it is to hear that: You are full; you are complete; You are completely forgiven in Christ. All our sins have been nailed to the cross. All our debts are marked “PAID IN FULL”.