This is message number three in a sermon series entitled ‘Life Changing Encounters’, based on Scripture found in Luke 7:1-10. This is one of those rare times that Jesus was surprised by the depth of a person’s faith; usually the opposite was true. Here we meet a gentile that had a heart of compassion, a humility that was willing to ask for help. And he also realized the incredible hope that an extraordinary faith could bring. Does your faith in God need a little infusion of strength today?
This is the second message in a new sermon series entitled ‘Life Changing Encounters’, based on Scripture found in Luke 18:18-27. In this message we meet a man who had compromised loyalties; he loved his treasure and tried to love Jesus too! He found out a relationship with the living God took more than just obedience. The Lord demanded his whole heart and his full devotion. With that being said, is Jesus your life or just a convenient add on? He deserves complete control of our hearts.
This is the first message in a new sermon series entitled ‘Life Changing Encounters’ based on Scripture found in Luke 5:27-32. Here we meet a wicked tax collector that realizes God loves him just the way he is. We also realize that the grace of God reaches out to all of us with a voice that cries out Follow Me. Even though there will sadly be many who will never understand their desperate need for God, We should do all we can to get His message of Amazing love out to the world. Are you ready to be Loud for Jesus?
This is the message that was preached during our Memorial Day celebration based on Scripture found in 1 Chronicles 11:10-19. This sermon looks at some of the amazing feats of David’s mighty men and compares them to the incredible acts of bravery our country has seen displayed on battle fields around the world. Every American owes their freedom to the grace of God and the courage of our fearless soldiers. In this passage we will be reminded that every military hero has served with courage, with devotion, and with loyalty. Let us always be grateful for the costly sacrifices that have been given so we could be free!
This is the third message in a sermon series entitled ‘Choosing our Words Carefully’. This message is based on Scripture found in Ephesians 4:25-32. In these verses we will be reminded how powerful our words can be! How many times have we learned the hard way, that careless words can cause division? Our world today is searching for hope and peace, let our words today help lead them home. Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole world could learn a brand new language of love.
This is a mother’s day message based on Scripture found in 2 Kings 4:8-24. Here we meet a woman who is over flowing with compassion and is blessed by God with a miraculous baby boy. Just like every good mother; she loves this child, cares for him, and does all to protect him. This mother shows amazing strength and a deep abiding faith even in the midst of great pain. She and all the moms deserve to be honored for all their amazing gifts of service, everyone wrapped in God’s love
This message was preached on Senior Appreciation Sunday and is based on Scripture found in Psalm 71:15-21. We are so thankful for the multiple contributions these faithful servants have made to the work in the kingdom of God and the ministries at First Baptist Lithonia. They have a lifetime of experiences that we can all learn from. They have lessons to share that can help shape our lives. And most importantly they have left us a legacy of solid faith that we would be wise to follow. Let us make time to listen and learn wisdom from these heroes of the faith!
This is the second message in a three part sermon series entitled ‘Choosing our words Carefully’, based on Scripture found in James 3:9-12. Here we are reminded that are very words can be viewed as an offering to God. How important it is that we offer Him our very best, because he is worthy of a pure sacrifice. Don’t let ugly words contaminate what the Lord desires. Words of encouragement and hope are especially needed today and are always a beautiful offering to God. May we speak words of blessing whenever we have an opportunity.