Sermons by Jeff Butler

Sermons by Jeff Butler

2018 is Going to Be Great: Be a Faithful Steward

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do. In this last message of the series, we examine what it means to be a faithful steward (Matthew 23:14-30) as an obedient and loving child of God. In 1 Peter 4:10, we learn that as a steward, God has entrusted us with time, talent, treasure, spiritual gifts, and the Good News. As such, we should obediently and faithfully use these gifts…

2018 is Going to Be Great: Obedience Shows Others Who You Love

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do. Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children, and 1 John 5:1-3 says that we obey God because He is our loving Father. Obedience even enriches our relationship with the Lord and improves our lives, but what else does obedience do? John 14:30-31 tells us that through his obedience to the Father, Jesus revealed to…

2018 is Going to be Great: Obedience Leads to Intimacy

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do. Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children, and 1 John 5:1-3 says that we obey God because He is our loving Father. But what does obedience do for us? John 14:15-24 tells us that obedience enriches our relationship with the Lord because obedience leads to intimacy. It is an intentional and natural result of…

2018 is Going to be Great: Why We Obey God

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do. Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children, so if we already please God, why should we obey Him? 1 John 5:1-3 tells us that since the Lord is our loving Father, obedience comes from a familial, not legalistic relationship. This means that when we obey God, this relationship with Him is enriched, not constrained.…

2018 is Going to be Great: Grace Fuelled Obedience

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do.  Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children, but God finds even more pleasure in us when we obey Him.  We follow His rules because they enhance our relationship as His children, not to become or remain in His family.  So for this new year we can strive to embrace His delight in us and…

2018 is Going to be Great: Make Pleasing God Your Goal for 2018

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do.  Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children.  To ensure 2018 is a great year for you, make sure you are a child of God, embrace the fact that God is pleased with you simply because you are His child, and choose to make pleasing God by living as His child your objective for the…

The Forgotten Part of the Christmas Story

During Christmas, we often think of the birth of Jesus as the story of a baby in the manger.  But what about the part of the story that we forget? In this message, we are reminded of the importance of Christ’s genealogy (Matthew 1:1-16).  Not only does it contextualize the story of Jesus’ birth, but it also reminds us of God’s grace and inclusive love for all of us as members of His family.