Sermons about Character

Walking in the New Life, Part 3: Set Apart

Date: July 15, 2012 | Speaker:

As God’s children, we are set apart by Him and for Him. But what does it mean to be “set apart”? Does that really apply to us, today? Join us as we take a look at the strong emphasis Scripture maintains on this truth of being set apart from the rest of the world.

Trusting God in the Hard Seasons of Life

Date: January 29, 2012 | Speaker:

We all go through many different seasons in life. Some seasons bring laughter and comfort, while other seasons bring sorrow and pain. It is natural for us to pray and ask God to get us out of the difficult seasons as quickly as possible… but when we do, we fail to realize this vital principle: Whenever we choose to change God’s timing, we’re choosing to depart from God’s plan. Does God have you in a season of life right now that you wish He would hurry up and get you out of? If so, we pray that this message will be a great encouragement to you!

Will You Finish What You Start This Year?

Date: January 1, 2012 | Speaker:

It’s easier to start something than it is to finish it… It’s easier to get married than to stay married. It’s easier to have children than to raise children. It’s easier to start school than to finish school. And most dangerous of all, it’s easier to receive Jesus as Savior than it is to follow Him all the days of your life as Lord. One thing is sure… this year you will be tempted to quit something you shouldn’t quit. Will you be prepared to use Christ as your example to press through those times as He pressed through for you?

Having the Guts to Be Who God Wants You to Be

Date: January 9, 2011 | Speaker:

2009 and 2010 have been years of dramatic economic decline, collapsing financial institutions, staggering job loss and shrinking retirement accounts. People’s hearts are filled with fear and anxiety, wondering what the future holds. As we step into 2011, is it possible — even thinkable — that we could face this shaky new year with an unshakeable faith?

Coming to Grips with the Real You

Date: October 17, 2010 | Speaker:

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Be honest. The truth is, most people–even Christians–don’t like what they see. They are haunted by past failures or present weaknesses, and often see themselves as useless in God’s eyes. Moses had such a low view of himself that he almost missed God’s greatest mission for his life, because when we fail to see ourselves as God sees us, we will fail to fulfill the purpose for which we were created. Don’t let a wrong view of yourself cause you to miss God’s mission for you!

Refusing to Conform

Date: October 10, 2010 | Speaker:

There was a time in our nation’s history when Christians were respected by the general public, but now Christians are are portrayed either as extremists or as complete idiots by the media, with no real “respect” at all. Is it perhaps because we have lost our Godly influence by conforming to the world’s standards instead of truly standing out and making a difference? God’s Word calls us to transform our culture rather than being conformed by it. Are you a conformer or a transformer?

Passionately Pursue God

Date: January 10, 2010 | Speaker:

Our lives are so consumed by urgent things that we seldom have time for the important things. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33 that our pursuit of Him should be our number one priority. As you think about your life and your relationship with God, are you personally pursuing Him during the week? God longs to speak directly to you through His Word. Are you willing to make “pursuing God” your first priority?

Planting for a Good Harvest

Date: November 15, 2009 | Speaker:

Today’s message was presented primarily to the boys & girls and students of LifePoint to teach how the choices they make today can have a significant effect on their future. But these principles of the “Law of the Harvest” apply to everyone, adults included. God wants to use your life to impact the lives of others in an eternally significant way. However, a spiritually fruitful life isn’t the product of blind luck, but is the result of whether one chooses to follow or ignore the principles God has given us.

A Courageous Soul

Date: October 4, 2009 | Speaker:

The final sermon in this series is a warning to let you know the reality of what you will face if you do step out and live a life of holy ambition. Whenever we step out to follow God, we can expect to face attacks from the enemy, just as Nehemiah did. We will be criticized and ridiculed, we will face discouragement and doubt, and we must determine beforehand that we are going to have a courageous soul or we will cave in under the opposition. Are you going to finish what God has called you to, despite the difficulties?

A Personal Commitment

Date: September 27, 2009 | Speaker:

Everything in life is just talk until we make a personal commitment to actually DO it. So often, the difference between people God uses greatly and people He doesn’t use comes down to which person is fully committed to Him. Is there an area of your life that you have been hesitant to commit the Lord? Why not give it to Him today?

Committed to Maturity

Date: July 26, 2009 | Speaker:

No one can go to the gym and get in shape FOR you. If you want to get fit, you have to exercise yourself. The same is true when it comes to your spiritual growth. You will never become spiritually mature simply by listening to the pastor teach every Sunday. If you want to grow in Christ, you MUST pursue God yourself by regularly spending time reading His Word. The reward will be that you will hear God speak directly to you, and you will begin to grow spiritually mature.

Wisdom — Don’t Live Without It!

Date: July 20, 2008 | Speaker:

If you knew of one sure way to have God’s blessing and favor upon your life, would you want to know about it? Proverbs 8:33 tells us what that is. It is essential for us to grow daily in wisdom if our life is going to be one of usefulness to God’s kingdom.