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Sermons from August 2016

Communicating Wisely

“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs 18:21 (NLT) KEY POINTS: Sending Words Wisely: ¬†Speaking Calmly … Speaking Thoughtfully … Speaking Kindly … Speaking Concisely … Speaking Truthfully … Speaking Clearly … Listening to Words Wisely: Listening Fully … Listening Clearly … Listening Openly ……

Seeking Wisdom like Solomon

“We, of course, have plenty of wisdom to pass on to you once you get your feet on firm spiritual ground, but it’s not popular wisdom, the fashionable wisdom of high-priced experts that will be out-of-date in a year or so. God’s wisdom is something mysterious that goes deep into the interior of his purposes.”…

Living with Faith-Based Optimism

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” ¬†Philippians 4:13 (ESV) KEY POINTS: The Poisonous Power of Pessimism – Double Mindedness … Defeated Spirit … Defensiveness … Disconnected The Joy of Faith-Based Optimism – David (Who Knows God might be Gracious) Lessons in Faith-Based Optimism … Act of Replacing … Act of Remembering…

The Joy of Contentment

KEY POINTS: Learning to Live Contentedly – Recognizing Reality (It Could Be Worse) … Relishing Life’s Gifts (Relationships) … Resting in God’s Providence … Recalling What You Have (Gratitude) … Renouncing Emotionalism … Remaining in Jesus … Remembering the Goal of Our Faith – Heaven Loosing oneself from Discontentment – Don’t Focus on Stuff ……