Sermon Archives

Ben Janssen
February 25, 2018

Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice

Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice

Soon after he became king of Israel, Saul demonstrated his spiritual ineptitude for leading God’s people. His impatience with God coupled with his natural instincts caused him to justify his direct obedience to God’s commands. Like Saul, the excuses we make to keep us from total obedience to God reveal the root causes of our […]

February 11, 2018

The Rejected King

The Rejected King

Israel’s demand for a human king is a new stage in their rebellion against God’s rule. Rejecting the kingdom of God, Israel will soon experience the curse of the kingdom of men. Only then will they discover that the Rejected King is the only sovereign who can be for them the leader that they need.

February 4, 2018

The Heavy Hand of a Glorious God

The Heavy Hand of a Glorious God

The Philistine armies defeated Israel and captured the ark of the covenant. Although they had conquered Israel, the Philistine soon discovered that they were no match for Israel’s God. When the people of God cry out to him with true repentance, God helps them recover the glory he has made them to enjoy.

January 28, 2018

God Is Up to Something

God Is Up to Something

Sometimes it seems that God is distant from his people and their pain. It can seem as if he does not care, that he has abandoned us, and left us to suffer in our misery. Hannah’s prayer for a son, and her subsequent prayer of thanksgiving, urge God’s people to wait on the Lord with […]

January 21, 2018

Choose Life that You May Live

Choose Life that You May Live

God desires for his people to prosper and flourish and has given them instruction for how to live in this way. He has given them a choice to either follow his lead and live or to rebel against him and perish. He urges us to always choose life so that not only can we enjoy […]

January 14, 2018

Passing by on the Other Side

Passing by on the Other Side
December 31, 2017

Sanctified Self-Control

Sanctified Self-Control

The best athletes in the world know that in order to perform at the highest level, they have to develop a high level of self-control. Similarly, Christians practice self-control in pursuit of a prize greater than any athlete could ever win. The Holy Spirit is the Christians’ trainer and coach, keeping them in step with […]

December 24, 2017

The Spirit of Gentleness

The Spirit of Gentleness

The eighth in the list of the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness. It is an important characteristic for Christians to pursue because of its ability to help other Christians keep in step with the Spirit. When the Holy Spirit produces gentleness in us, we are able to identify with sinners rather than judge them, […]

December 17, 2017

Faithfully Pursuing the True Riches

Faithfully Pursuing the True Riches

The Holy Spirit aims to produce the fruit of faithfulness in the life of Christians, leading them to view material possessions in a different light. Forsaking the constant appeal for temporal pleasure, the believer seeks to secure true riches though generosity, dependability, and a hope in a future reward that keeps him free of the […]

December 10, 2017

When God’s Kindness Appeared

When God's Kindness Appeared

Kindness is one of the most attractive virtues one can possess as it sincerely seeks the happiness of others. But real kindness can sometimes be misunderstood, and what we intend to be an act of kindness can end up leading to more misery than joy. Kindness that is produced by the Holy Spirit always accomplishes […]

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