Sermons by Tim Counts (Page 2)

Sermons by Tim Counts (Page 2)

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)  

Love and Truth Are Twins – 1 John 2:7-11

Our response to the truth of the gospel of Christ means that we must reflect the King of Love, Jesus, in the way we treat the family of God. We will see this taught in 2 main ways in 1 John 2:7-11… Do you love the body of Christ like Jesus loves them? (vv. 7-8) Do you pass the test of love? (vv. 9-11)

3 Lies We Tell Ourselves & The Truth That Sets Us Free – 1 John 1:5-10

Since church is canceled for 1/20 due to the snowstorm, read 1 John 1:5-10 and go through these questions Sunday morning for your own quiet time with the Lord, or with your family. First, if you were gone last Sunday (1/13), listen to the sermon by clicking on the sermon player above! What are some spiritual lies that you have believed at some point in your life? The first lie, which we find in 1 John 1:5-7 is “the lie…

That Your Joy May Be Full – 1 John 1:1-4

We began a new series today, “That You May Know: Life, Light, and Love in 1 John.”  1 John 5:13 explains the main reason that John the Apostle wrote this book, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” In this sermon, in the first paragraph of the book, in 1 John 1:1-4 we saw that having the correct view of who Jesus is…

Building a Gospel Culture in 2019 – Galatians 2:11-14

Turn your volume all the way up! We apologize for the audio issues; we are working on getting this resolved very soon. We want to continue to build a gospel culture in our church. In other words, a church professing the gospel should have a church culture that encourages reflecting the gospel in the way we treat each other. We will see: 1) To build a gospel culture in 2019, we must have correct “Gospel Doctrine” (Galatians 2:15-16, 21) 2)…