Sermons by Tim Counts

Sermons by Tim Counts

When Life is Overwhelming – Psalm 3

Overwhelming Trouble (Psalm 3:1-2) Overwhelming Confidence (Psalm 3:3-4) Overwhelming Calm (Psalm 3:5-8) As David ran for his life, he couldn’t outrun God’s grace.  It is in this very mess, it is in this very dysfunction, that David realizes that God is his only help and shield and salvation. 

Are You Listening to the Voice of the World or the Voice of God? – Psalm 2

Is Jesus your King or your consultant? There is no refuge from him, but there is refuge in him! (commentator Derek Kidner) 4 Voices, 3 verses each in this Psalm: 1) The Voice of the World – “God Is Not My God, Jesus is Not My Savior” (vv. 1-3) 2) The Voice of the Father – “No One Will Thwart My Salvation Plans” (vv. 4-6) 3) The Voice of the Son – “All Authority & Salvation Have Been Given to Me” (vv. 7-9)…

3 Questions to Test Your Trust in Jesus

3 Questions to Test Your Trust in Jesus from 1 John 5:14-19 Do you have confidence in prayer? (vv. 14-15) Do you pray for your sinning brothers and sisters? (vv. 16-17) Do you have victory over sin? (vv. 18-19)

Are You An Overcomer? – 1 John 5:1-5

Are you an overcomer? 1 John 5:4 tells us, “Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.” So John gives us this key, if you have been born of God, then you have overcome the world. So how do you know if you have overcome the world? Believe (1 John 5:1a) Love (1 John 5:1b-2) Do (1 John 5:3-5) – Obey God’s commands.

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)