Sermon audio from Hillside Evangelical Free Church on Whidbey Island.
False Prophets and False Believers
Just because a person speaks as if they know the truth and are confident in their assertions doesn't mean they are a true prophet or true believer. In this week's sermon we explore the sobering reality that Jesus warns us about; the problem of false prophets and false believers.
Prayer, The Golden Rule, and the Narrow Way
As children we learn that if we want something we need to ask for it, if we're not sure where something is we look for it, and if we're standing outside of somebody's door we knock. In all of those things we expect something very specific: when we ask, we prepare to receive, if we search we anticipate finding what we're looking for, and if we knock we expect the person inside will open the door. These are all very obvious things in our daily lives, but have you applied this same logic in relating to God? Jesus did. He said, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)
Tensions of Judgment
Has anyone ever told you, "Judge not lest you be judged!"? While it is a very real and true verse from the Bible, it must be held in tension with the rest of the passage. Just as "Love your enemies" and "Bad company ruins good morals" must be held in tension, so too does "Judge not lest you be judged". In this sermon Pastor Jim Schultz looks at the important question of when to call out sin in other's lives, and reminding us that we cannot ignore the potentially weightier sin in ours.
Praying for Gospel Harvesters
Jesus said, "The harvest is plentiful" and called his disciples to "pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." As you go about your days are you approaching life as if there is a plentiful harvest for the Lord? If not, be encouraged that there is a plentiful harvest for the Lord that Christians get to be a part of!
Looking Beyond the Miracles
Jesus performed many miracles during his earthly ministry; turning water into wine, walking on water, healing the blind, and the list goes on. While all of these miracles of Jesus are amazing, it can be easy to miss the reason these miracles were performed. Join us this week as we look beyond the miracles themselves and explore their purpose.
Do You Have Your Act Together?
Join us this week with Pastor Dave Stevenson as we explore the following big idea: We are to ACT by praising God for He is the great creator and redeemer, infinitely superior to all competing “gods”.