Sermons by Ryan Jensema

A Reality Check

1 Corinthians 9:24-10:13 gives us a huge reality check about the challenge of living a life for Christ.   Pastor Ryan’s main point today is:  Warning, we are in a battle, but we are not alone.   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you made sharing the gospel a priority in your week.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?  Share a time when you ignored a warning sign in your life.  What happened?  What would you do differently if you…

Joyful Surrender

Pastor Ryan looks at Paul’s sacrificial life from 1 Corinthians 9 where we see that self-sacrifice spreads the gospel. Application Questions Look BackShare any ways you sacrificed to help another putting their needs first this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Share any ways you have intentionally done something “the hard way” and the reasons why you did so. Read 1 Corinthians 9:12-15. Why was Paul so adamant that he would not receive support like…

It’s About Everybody

Pastor Ryan teaches from 1 Corinthians 8 challenging us to love and sacrifice for one another making sure everyone moves forward in their walk with Christ.   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share what God has been doing in your life this past week and anything you are thankful for.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?  Share a time someone has sacrificed their own rights to help you or a time you have done it for another person.    Read 1 Corinthians…

Stay on the Path Pt 2

Stay on the Path, Part 2 Pastor Ryan completes part 2 of 1 Corinthians chapter 7 in which we are told to Remain Faithful to God’s Call on Our Lives in marriage. Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any way you were able to focus on living out the path God has for your life. Look Up What stood out to you most today?  Read 1 Corinthians 7:10-12.  Why is faithfulness in marriage so important?  Why can it be so difficult?       Read Matthew19:1-9. …

Stay on the Path

Pastor Ryan returns to our study of 1 Corinthians focusing on chapter 7 in which we are told to Remain Faithful to God’s Call on Our Lives.    Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you were able to deepen your love for God this past week.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?  Read 1 Corinthians 7:17-24.  How does it make you feel that God has a path and a call on your life?  How do you know if…

All the Reasons to Listen

Why should I listen to God, after all, it’s my life?   Today Pastor Ryan answers that question from 1 Corinthians 6:9-20; “Trust and Honor the God who’s all in for you”.   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you chose to honor Christ publicly this past week, even if it brought suffering.  Look Up What stood out to you most today?  What are phrases and sayings that capture beliefs in this culture that lead people to live their own way?  How has…

Willingly Wronged

Why would we choose to willingly suffer unfair, unjust treatment at the hands of another Christian?  Most likely we wouldn’t.  Today Pastor Ryan teaches from 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 demonstrating that “Christ is Worthy of Being Wronged”.   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share anyways you were able to live for Christ with sincerity and truth this past week.  Look Up What stood out to you most today?  Share any experiences you’ve had being wronged by another Christian?  How did you feel?  What did you…

It Is A BIG DEAL

It can be easy to take a relaxed view of our faith and life for Christ and wind up far from God.  Pastor Ryan teaches through 1 Corinthians 5 revealing why “Living for Christ, it is a BIG DEAL”.   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you were able to joyfully live for Christ, no matter what circumstances you were in this past week.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?  Why is Paul so urgent that the offending individual…

Normal Suffering

Pastor Ryan teaches from 1 Corinthians 4:8-21 making the point: We Must Embrace the Reality of Suffering, and It’s Worth It.   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you shared God’s love with anyone this past week.  Look Up What stood out to you most today?  What fears and worries come to mind with the idea of suffering?  What suffering for Christ have you personally experienced?   Reread 1 Corinthians 4:9-13.  How do you think Paul made it through this?  How do you…

Amazing Trust

Pastor Ryan teaches from 1 Corinthians 4:1-7 today looking at the amazing fact that “God Trusts Us to Serve Him”   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you took action this past week with anything God had been urging you to do.   Look Up Reread 1 Corinthians 4:1-7 What stood out to you most today?  How have you viewed yourself in the past?  How does this passage change that view?   Why do you think God chose to trust us with his “mysteries”?  …

Eternally Important Discipleship

Leading others to follow Christ with their lives is not just a good idea, it’s essential.  Today Pastor Ryan teaches from 1 Corinthians 3:8-23 explaining that Making disciples is eternally important. Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you trusted Christ in a deeper way this past week.  Look Up Reread 1 Corinthians 3:8-23 What stood out to you most today?  Why does Paul issue such a strong warning for how leaders are to disciple others?   What are the “building materials” that are…