Sermons on Culture

Sermons on Culture

When God Meets You in the Fire

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego risked their lives when they refused to worship the golden image. When it seemed that God abandoned them in their suffering, He actually met them within the fire. Daniel 3:1-30 Discover The king was discontent with the reality of his limited reign, so he attempted to enshrine himself in the land and among the people (3:1-12). These young men believed that maintaining a devotion to God was more critical than guaranteeing deliverance from danger (3:13-18). God…

That Platform Isn’t Meant for You

God gave Daniel the ability to interpret the king’s troubling dream, but instead of taking credit at an opportune time, Daniel unashamedly gave God the glory. Our goal should be to use any platform to represent God rather than present ourselves. Daniel 2:1-49 Discover When King Nebuchadnezzar’s court could not interpret his troubling dream, he intended to kill all the wise men in the nation, including Daniel (2:1-16). The Babylonians were unable to find hope in the knowledge of earth,…

Convictional Courage in a Compromising Culture

Daniel and his friends had to decide whether they would be transformed by the culture or transformers of the culture. Just like them, we must resolve to show convictional courage in a nation increasingly hostile to biblical values. Daniel 1:8-21 Discover The culture attempted to change the people of God through prosperity – not persecution. Daniel preferred to endanger his security rather than defile his integrity. How could the food possibly defile them? 1. Dietary – The king may have…

Expectant Exiles

When Babylon conquered Judah, the pagan king gathered a group of exiles to alter their worldview in order to reconstruct the whole nation. A small group heeded the biblical command regarding exile expectations and remained expectant of how God could use them during that time.

I Pledge Allegiance

As we live our lives on the earth, we are never to forget that our citizenship is in heaven. Ultimately, we belong to another King and another Kingdom. Philippians 3:17-21 17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in…

Prince of Peace

In a world where chaos abounds, where are we to find peace? Following Jesus provides the only path to experiencing unshakable peace. On a scale of 1 to 10, how peaceful is your life right now? John 14:25-31 25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have…

Denying God Leads to Redefining Good

David dismayed the effects that atheism has on a person and on a society. People often deny the reality of God so that they can redefine the commandments of God. Atheist – believes there is “no God” Agnostic – believes there is “no knowledge” to determine if God exists Practical Atheist – denies God with a careless lifestyle Psalm 14 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”     They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;     there is none…

In God We Trust

Trying to trap Jesus in His words, His enemies collaborated in an attempt to force Him to choose a side between God and government. Jesus’ response teaches us what our commitment to both should be. Mark 12:13-17 13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk.14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are…

The Christian’s Head on the Culture’s Platter

When John the Baptist spoke out against King Herod’s personal life, it cost him his life. Speaking the truth rarely guarantees receiving the culture’s acceptance or approval. Mark 6:14-29 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.”15 But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of…