Sermons on Living Life

Sermons on Living Life

Pray to Revive

What do your prayers look like? How do you pray? What you have before is a lesson on prayer, to help shape your prayers and encourage you to pray. All this with the single aim to help you revive your life through the way you pray. And in doing so – (and in the case of Restart Church) – revive your Community (as we aim to revive the spiritual heart of our…

From Poison Make Medicine

Over the last weeks we’ve worked through 1 Peter to better understand suffering, trials and difficulties. To climb up to Bible ground concerning those circumstances which leave us asking God “why?” There can be no doubt that our sufferings can often lead us down undesirable pathways in search of relief or distraction. But Suffering can also bring us to a…

Suffering Like Jesus

This is the third in the Restart series on trials, difficulties and sufferings taken from the Book of First Peter. The first installment helped us to see that our tough times can be a route to Joy if we would only stop long enough to turn from what things we don’t have to meditate on the things we do. That we can actually turn us closer to Christ, through the things…

Sufferings to Holiness

In our Introduction to the book of First Peter, we discovered that this little five chapter book is a book about suffering.  We learned how singularity qualified this vulnerable and effusive man is in guiding you and I through the difficulties of life. This lesson begins at verse 13 of the first chapter where we find the beginnings of a rich vein of Bible Truth. Here…

Sufferings in Our Security Bring Joy

How can you explain why difficulties come? One moment you are in your own lane, moving at the posted rate of speed. And in the next, the waves splash high over your head. We have a true Friend in Peter. As we learned in our Introduction to First Peter this is a man uniquely qualified to speak about trials and sufferings. We begin at verse 3 (Restart will return to the…

Introduction to First Peter

This first writing of Simon Peter’s is the very tonic you and I need. Our introductory instruction will show how singularity qualified this vulnerable and effusive man is in guiding you and I through the sufferings of life. But first, what do we know about him from the Bible? We know he was a Fisherman: As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and…

Share Your Hope

Why A Sermon on Sharing Hope? At Restart we follow the imperative of sharing our Faith from an application of the story of David and Goliath.  The passage is found in 1 Samuel 17, but let’s lean in on verse 40: David took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his pouch,…

Living “There”

Welcome to the Restart New Year’s Message Today I will address New Year’s resolutions in an effort to climb to Bible Ground and seek to live “There”.   When you think of it;  New Year’s Resolutions are really a compilation of Stops and Starts.   I have noted some below: Stops Drugs/Drinking Swearing Cheating Self Indulgence Pridefulness…

We, The Shepherds

To Become as They Today we travel together to the Judean hills to remember what happened to some shepherds – and if we are brave and intent enough; we might discover ourselves.   I believe that the actions of the Shepherds (and through our accepting the challenge of  self-assessment against their actions) are a key to making deeper discovers about the Gift of the…
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