Sunday Scripture

This morning I preached a sermon titled “Pride & Prejudice”. Here are my highlights:

  • There’s no such thing as “partial sin” with God. It’s sin. You’re all in – with sin.
  • Only God has the power to save your souls.
  • We must take possession of our “Promised Land” – that is – God’s promises to us.
  • God’s promises are our inheritance. God’s promises belong to us. We must claim them. We must receive them. We must have faith in them. We must act on them. We must possess the land.
  • Gotta be humble on this fantastic journey. Gotta lose our pride. Pride has no place in God’s promises for us.
  • The whole Bible applies – Old Testament and New Testament – all 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. Every single word.
  • If God is truly your Lord – then you must obey His Word. Every single word.
  • We must believe every single word because it is the Truth – whether we like it or not.
  • Each verse of the Bible reflects God’s voice.
  • I believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible.
  • I believe that the Bible – the whole Bible – is the actual Word of God.
  • The world wants to change our Bible – or even outlaw it.
  • They call it archaic, antiquated, obsolete, and even dangerous in the 21ST Century.
  • They say it needs to be updated and revised to reflect today’s world.
  • The world doesn’t save souls. The world corrupts souls and destroys lives.
  • Only God saves souls. His voice is in each verse of the Bible.
  • God’s will for you will give you freedom. So lose your pride. Have faith in Him.
  • We should not be the Judge & Jury.
  • We should not discriminate.
  • We should treat everyone – all God’s children – with respect and dignity – no matter how they look on the outside.
  • Rich people should love poor people, and poor people should live rich people. All people should love all people.
  • We all show favoritism. We shouldn’t – because God doesn’t.
  • I want glory and honor and peace from God.
  • When we care about what God cares about – that’s worshipping Him.
  • We please God when we show love to others.
  • I wouldn’t want to belong to a church family that wasn’t open and friendly for everyone.
  • I don’t wanna be a part of a church family where everyone looks like me.
  • I wanna be a part of a church family that looks like Heaven.
  • There are no colors – no races – no nationalities in Heaven.
  • “Pride & Prejudice” do not exist in Heaven.

Read James 1:19-25,2:1-5,8-9,12-13; Psalm 37:7-9; 2 Peter 1:3-5a; Romans 2:9-11,15:5-7; Matthew 22:35-40