Sermon: Strength Flows From Christ
Theme: Our real source of strength and confidence flows from knowledge of God and love which that knowledge creates within our hearts.
Purpose: The congregation will examine their source of strength and need to practice love in order to know confidence.
Scriptures: 1 John 4:7-21 There is no fear in love, we must love one another because God is love.
John 15:1-8 Jesus says: I am the true vine, abide in me.
What does Jesus mean when he says that he is the vine and we are the branches? How do we connect to God as our source for strength and wisdom? In what ways does God’s love flow through us in fellowship and mutual support for one another? What impact does judgement, bitterness, and resentment play in interfering with our strength and confidence? What is meant that “perfect love casts out fear?” How do we come to know and practice that perfect love?