'surrender' Tagged Sermons
Pastor Ricley preaches on the book of Nahum and its significance for the hour we’re living in. This is a time of decision – the world or Jesus? In or out? Earthly minded or heavenly minded? Born of man or of God?
Obadiah is a short book, but a deep reading of its single chapter can teach us much. The subject of the book is Edom. The Edomites are descended from Esau, the brother of Jacob. We know that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob. We can compare what Obadiah tells us about Edom to what we know about Esau and how he related both to his brother and to God. The defining…
We tend to think that the story of Jonah was about Nineveh and Jonah and a whale, when in fact, the message in Jonah is about a great big God, a messenger, forgiveness and repentance.
As it was during the time of King Asa, so it is in this generation: “Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.” (2 Chron. 15:3). A teaching priest knows God, knows His voice and His statutes, and walks in obedience and surrender to God. The aim of a teaching priest is to establish a foundation of truth…
God sent astrologers with the message that the Messiah had been born because He knew the people wouldn’t receive Jesus. Same spirit that didn’t want Jesus to be King exists in the church today. Jesus as King disrupts the kingdoms of men. If we would listen to the voice of God there would be no division in the church.
There were 3 men described as “devout” in the New Testament. Each story was about how God moved powerfully in their lives, honoring their devotion. Be encouraged that as we determine to be devout in our relationship with God He will use us and move through us in the same ways. Scripture: Acts 8:1-3, Luke 2:25-35, Acts 10:1-6
Jeremiah brought one last opportunity to God’s people for obedience before judgment. There was so much confusion over who was telling the truth most of the people were unable and unwilling to hear and were lost. Those who heard the truth and obeyed were saved. Our victory is assured through surrender.
You can’t learn discipline for self without someone on the outside teaching you. Self-control (temperance) is the last of the gifts – last of the fruits that God gave us. God gave us the Holy Ghost and out of it comes fruit. We are learning absolute self-control. We learn it first by discipline that brings us to surrender. Humility brings the victory.
The first thing we all want in our Christian walk is belief, but in fact, our surrender must come first. Surrender is the action that produces faith. Gideon asked the angel where the God of miracles was. He was there wanting to use 300 men to defeat an innumerable host of Midianites, but first Gideon had to obey God and destroy his father’s altars to false gods. As we…
Each one of us does certain things very well. God desires to polish those things in our lives so that they can be used to bring Him glory. He may call upon us at times that appear inconvenient to our flesh, and those are times to remember that God loves a cheerful giver!