As the Good Shepherd, Jesus warns his flock of the danger of false prophets. He calls them wolves in sheep’s clothing. Outwardly, they look good or successful, but inwardly, they are rotten to the core. And they can do much damage to those who listen to them and are influenced by them. How can we recognize a wolf in sheep’s clothing? By the fruit of their lives and their ministries.
Jesus was full of grace and truth. Why is truth so important? Truth is a window to see what is real in the world. Truth is a mirror to more clearly see yourself (your strengths and weaknesses, your sin and your potential for growth). Truth is a lens to more clearly see other people (their value and dignity, their need for grace and love). Pursue the truth. Face the truth. Speak the truth.
This sermon is part of the Following The Way Of Jesus sermon series, recorded on Sep 1, 2019, by Pastor David Parks on John 1:14-18. Listen/download here:
Apologies for the poor audio quality for the first 14 minutes! – Do you think you know the Bible as well as Jesus? Probably not. But what if you developed a spiritual habit of Bible Reading that continued for years or decades? You would learn who God is, what he’s done in the past, and what he promises for your future. You would learn who you are and what you were created to do in Christ. You would learn about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and the only path to real life and salvation. You would find your purpose, identity, and so much more. And how valuable would that be??
This sermon is part of the Spiritual Habits series. Recorded on Jan. 28, 2018, by Pastor David Parks, from Matthew 4:1-11. Listen/download here: