Sermons by Pastor Jay Smith

110 of 138 items

Certain Wealth

by

1 Timothy 6:17-19   New International Version (NIV) 17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to […]

“This is a stick up!”

by

Malachi 3:6-12   New International Version (NIV) Breaking Covenant by Withholding Tithes 6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to […]

Persistence Pays Off

by

Psalm 65    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 65 For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song. 1 Praise awaits  you, our God, in Zion;     to you our vows will be fulfilled. 2 You who answer prayer,     to you all people will come. 3 When we were overwhelmed by sins,     you forgave  our transgressions. 4 Blessed […]

Remember to be Thankful

by

Psalm 66:1-12    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 66 For the director of music. A song. A psalm. 1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth! 2     Sing the glory of his name;     make his praise glorious. 3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!     So great is your power     that your enemies cringe before you. 4 All […]

The World Needs You!

by

Lamentations 1:1-6   New International Version (NIV) 1 How deserted lies the city,     once so full of people! How like a widow is she,     who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces     has now become a slave. 2 Bitterly she weeps at night,     tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers     there is no […]

Which Master Will You Serve?

by

Psalm 79:1-9   New International Version (NIV) Psalm 79 A psalm of Asaph. 1 O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;     they have defiled your holy temple,     they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble. 2 They have left the dead bodies of your servants     as food for the birds of the sky,     the flesh of your own people for […]

Welcome Sinners!

by

Psalm 14    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 14 For the director of music. Of David. 1 The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;     there is no one who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven     on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, […]

The Cost of Discipleship

by

Jeremiah 18:1-11    New International Version (NIV) At the Potter’s House 18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from […]

The Work of the Lord

by

Genesis 1:31-2:3   New International Version (NIV) 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. 2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh […]

“Building to Claim History”

by

Nehemiah 2:11-20    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls 11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days. 12 Then I got up during the night, I and a few men with me; I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only […]