Sermons by Chris Bryant
As a country, we are in the midst of a crisis because of COVID-19. This crisis is having major implications for our personal finances.
When I set an expectation for someone, what I am doing is setting a requirement for someone on their behalf.
With cautionary advice to avoid social proximity to others and pandemic with COVID-19, we are in exceptional times.
Worry about things changes nothing, but what should we do when we are concerned? Not being concerned about things that matters is negligent. What should we do when we are overly-anxious and paralyzed by inaction? Listen for more… Key Texts: Mark 4:26-29
What it means for us to be seen as a Christian is that we live like Jesus has made a difference in our lives.
How do we see others who are currently not following Jesus? Do we have compassion or are we quick to issue judgement?
Instead of seeing the world as us and them, those who are in and those who are out, what would it look like to see everyone as a part of the same family, the family of God?
As Part 3 of the Litmus Test series, this week’s message “Credibility” offers a good standard for determining what it looks like for us to follow Jesus. What proof or evidence is there that someone is truly a follower of Jesus? The “fruit of the spirit” offers some helpful guidance. Key Scriptures: John 15:5-8 (NLT), Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
Key texts: Philippians 2:5-9 (NIV) 2 Corinthians 13:14 (NIV)
How do you want to see? How do you want to be seen? Let’s start 2020 by choosing to see and be seen the ways they are intended. Key Scripture: John 9:1-3, 6-16, 35-41 (NLT)