Sermons by Ryan Jensema

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…

Christ Unlocks the Encryption Code into the Depths of God

The cross of Christ may look simple on the surface, but it is the key to unlocking the eternal plan of God. Pastor Ryan explores this long hidden plan of God in 1 Corinthians 2:6-16. Application Questions ​Look Back Share any ways you were led and empowered by the Holy Spirit this past week. Look UpReread 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 What stood out to you most today? Why do you think God’s plan was hidden and encrypted for so long? How…

The Spirit and Power of God are Still Enough

How did God work through Paul to reach the Corinthians?  Pastor Ryan will explore this question and demonstrate that God is still working today through his Holy Spirit.   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you were able to rely on the power of Jesus’ cross this past week.   Look Up Reread 1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5 What stood out to you most today?  Have you ever felt like Paul described in 2:3? How did God show up?  How have you seen the Spirit…

The Power of God Flows Through the Cross

Pastor Ryan focuses on the power of the cross of Christ in this series in 1 Corinthians.  We don’t need fancier techniques and human ideas, we need to trust that the power is in the cross.   Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you were able to work towards unity with others this past week.   Look Up Reread 1 Corinthians 1:17-31 What stood out to you most today?  What is the power of the cross all about?  Why do you think God…

God Has Given Us All We Need

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you were able to be part of disciple making this past week.  Look Up Reread 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 What stood out to you most today?  How do you react to being called saints in verse 2?  Why? Do you feel like God has given us all we need in Christ?  How have you experienced his gifts playing out in your life?  How has God sustained you in your faith?  How do we give him our fears…

Everything is Under Jesus’ Control

Application Questions ​ Pastor Ryan follows up the Easter resurrection of Jesus exploring the cosmic authority He now holds and what that means for our lives today.  Look Back Share any ways you responded to the resurrection of Jesus celebrated . Look Up Reread Matthew 28:16-20 What stood out to you most today?  What comes to your mind about the authority Jesus claims?  How can we trust in that when we see so many problems on earth?Read Colossians 2;13-15.  How does this passage…

JESUS LOVES US WITH THE GREATEST LOVE AND OFFERS US THE GREATEST GIFT

Application Questions ​ Happy Easter! Pastor Ryan teaches through Jesus’ resurrection appearances to his disciples in John 20 which demonstrates the greatest love and life He has for us.   Look Back Share any ways God was leading you this past week. Look Up Reread John 20:18-31 What stood out to you most today?  Why do you think Thomas had to see Jesus for himself?  How do you think you would have reacted?     What gift that Jesus offers in his resurrection is most needed…