Sermons by Brent Smith
Stop worrying about your little kingdom, and start living according to His Kingdom. Put your eternal rewards ahead of anything this world can offer. When you get your perspective straight, you’ll see that the things you’ve been worrying about really are quite small and insignificant in light of Him.
God had given the land of Israel to His people and called them to claim the full land. In the same way, Jesus has secured a great victory for us, but we need to be sure that areas of resistance are rooted out of our lives. If we let things remain in us that are footholds of the enemy, they can begin to win back small battles and take ground that should be rightfully Christs.
Jesus shows us that we cannot serve both God and money. We like to think we can have a healthy compromise, but one master will always prevail. We all have a choice to make. Who are you serving today?
God is ruling over all from a heavenly perspective. And when we pray we get to approach Him and gain that same heavenly perspective over the things on earth.
Nothing you do for the Lord will be done in vain. God sees all, even when it’s done in secret. He sees and He is the One that rewards us.
We don’t have to feel beat down and offended by threats or hurts against us if we are truly following Jesus and allowing Him to make us new. Be who He has made you to be, perfect and mature – a child of God who resembles your Heavenly Father rather than the god of this age.
God is not expecting us to be sinlessly perfect, though we should never think there’s a valid reason to succumb to sin. But what God does desire for us to be be moving on into maturity. Allow the Lord to keep perfecting you. This is the mark of the mature believer.
Pastor Brent, Randy, and guest speaker Kade Hawkins take a look at various news and current events in Israel and around the world and the prophetic significance they carry.
We celebrate Jesus’ willingness to give up the blessing of heaven and come to this world as one of us, but we would be remiss if we just left it there. His coming to this world was always to lead to the cross and our salvation.
Simeon had a lot to question here. How can a little baby save me!? What good is He going to do? But Simeon sings and proclaims the goodness of God as He takes God at His word. May this Christmas season be an opportunity to see the reality of God’s word coming to life and being true for you. Because everything we see about Christmas has been prepared for you!
Jesus is beginning to show the Kingdom way is a matter of the heart. There needs to be a work done inwardly. Realizing we are nothing in ourselves. We are poor in spirit, but we hunger and thirst for Christ’s righteousness, by which we are able to stand before God. We receive His mercy and grace and understand it’s a work of His Spirit that brings about the transformation of the heart.
There will be times that we look at our mistakes and think that we’ve just totally blown it. But yet God took Joshua’s blunder (making a treaty with the Gibeonites) and turned it into a blessing. And in the same way, as we lay down our mistakes to the Lord in humility, He will transform them into blessings for His glory.