Jesus does not promise that Christians will never experience “storms” in life. In fact, he actually promises trials and tribulations. He does, however, give us guidance and strength to endure those storms. Those who follow the Word build their lives on a firm foundation that will not be shaken.
A bad heart will always produce bad fruit, but a good heart will produce good fruit. Jesus teaches us the difference in Luke 6, and Rusty uses the text to teach how our hearts can change in a way that results in the fruit of the Spirit.
Peter encourages followers of Christ to love one another earnestly. For the Christian, love is sacrificial, and there is no room for hypocrisy in it. John van Rij looks at the text and explains how this kind of love is possible.
David was literally in the valley of the shadow of death when he wrote Psalms 23. But with God as our shepherd, he had no need to fear. Neither do we.
How do you treat people who have hurt you, insulted you, taken advantage of you, or broken their word to you? As we’ll see in Luke 6, Jesus calls us to love our enemies in our attitudes, actions, word, and prayer.
*Please note, the first couple minutes of this sermon were not recorded, but you should be able to understand the message still.