Sermons by Tim Counts

Sermons by Tim Counts

Where Love Begins & Ends – 1 John 4:7-12

Love Comes From Somewhere (“Love is From God”) – vv. 7-8 Love Begins Somewhere (“Not that we have loved God but that He loved us”) – vv. 9-10 Love Goes Somewhere (“If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another”)  vv. 11-12 

For Your Joy: Test the Spirits – 1 John 4:1-6

We are going to see 3 truths in 1 John 4:1-6 that are for your joy. The command to test (v. 1) The content of the test (vv. 2-3) The children who have passed the test (vv. 4-6) One man or one woman with God on their side, is stronger than all the demons of Hell, and all of the false spirits who have ever gone out into the world. Don’t overestimate the power of the enemy and underestimate the…

What Does Jesus’ Resurrection Have to Do With My Resurrection? – Easter Sunday Sermon – Romans 8:9-11

1) The promises of the gospel belong to those who believe the gospel (Romans 8:9) For believers in the resurrected Jesus: 2) Death is the start of life (Romans 8:10) 3) The Holy Spirit guarantees your resurrection (Romans 8:11) You may have heard it said that the Holy Spirit is like the engagement ring that seals us when we are saved. But not only is the Holy Spirit like the engagement ring, He is also like the wedding ring that…

Look to Jesus! – Hebrews 12:1-3

Our 2019 Palm Sunday sermon is here: 1) Run Your Race With Endurance (12:1-2) a) By Remembering Faithful Christians as an Example & Encouragement! b) By Getting Rid of Sin and Other Things That Hold Us Back from Following Jesus! c) Most Importantly, by Looking to Jesus! 2)  Consider Jesus So That You Don’t Grow Spiritually Exhausted (12:3)

Proof of Life: Love – 1 John 3:10-18

The proof of new life is love for our brothers and sisters in Christ.  We need to not only be challenged in our love for others and be reminded of the call to love, but we also need to evaluate ourselves before God–whether or not we are showing God’s love towards others. As we have gone through 1 John, we have seen that the gospel not only demands right belief about who the real Jesus is, but also that once our…

Jesus Appeared to Destroy the Works of the Devil

Jesus explained in Luke 6:43-45, “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.  The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Christ explains—don’t…

Children of God: That Is Who We Are! – 1 John 2:28-3:3

The last two Sundays, the sermon has not recorded due to a technical problem. The good news is, we received training on our Sound Board and it seems the problem is fixed. We hope this sermon on 1 John 2:28 – 3:3 is a blessing to you. In Christ we have: A hopeful identity (1 John 3:1) A hopeful future (1 John 3:2) A hopeful battle (1 John 3:3)

3 Reasons to Not Love the World

Today’s sermon was unable to be recorded. It should record again next Sunday as normal, so please check back. The sermon transcript below is provided since there is no recording from 2/17/19. We hope it is a blessing to you!  – Pastor Tim Three Reasons to Not Love the World — 1 John 2:15-17 Not long before I graduated from college I saw an old family friend who had recently begun working for a large company. He was very proud…

Don’t Forget Who You Belong To – 1 John 2:12-14

When your gas tank is filed up with gospel truth, you will have the fuel to follow Jesus! In 1 John 2:12-14 we see three truths about our identity in Christ that remind us who we belong to. 1) Our New Identity: Forgiven Children (vv. 2:12a, 13c) 2) Our New Identity: We Know Christ (vv. 2:13a, 14a) 3) Our New Identity: Overcomers (vv. 2:13b, 14b)