Sermons by Ryan Jensema

We All Need Christ’s Unbelievable Love

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you’ve been able to extend love by being patient and kind.  We’re there any situations that were challenging to be patient and kind.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?   Pastor Ryan described the need to sacrifice freedom in order to have true meaning and community in life.  How have you experienced this in your own life?     Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-6.  Which one’s are the greatest challenge for you?  Which ones have you…

Love is Patient and Kind

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you’ve been able to love other people this past week.  How was it received?   Look Up What stood out to you most today?   Pastor Ryan talked about the need to live as a creative minority in a culture that is hostile to our faith.  Share any reactions to this idea.  Share an examples you have of doing this.      Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-4.  What comes to your mind about love?  Read Romans 2:1-4.  How has God’s…

Love is the Why of All We Do

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you were able to serve someone in love this past week Look Up What stood out to you most today?   How have you personally experienced the post-Christian culture and the growing political religions?  What are some of the extremes you have observed? Read John 3:16-21?  What are the divisions described in our world?  What was Jesus response to the world?    Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.  What are ways you’ve observed people doing Christian ministries without love? …

Love God with All You’ve Got

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any results from participating in the 21 days of prayer this week.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?   Read Matthew 22:35-40.  How can we apply this to our lives practically?    How did the actions of King Josiah inspire you to make changes in your own life?    Read Galatians 2:20.  How can we put this verse into practice?  Read 1 John 4:10.  How does the Gospel drive our love?  How can we keep focused on…

Boldly Pray for Boldness

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any results from participating in the 21 days of prayer.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?   Share any times when you have bold in prayer and witness?  Reread Acts 4:29-30.  Do you pray like this?  Why or why not?  Why do we often not expect God to move like this today?   Reread John 14:12-14.  What do you think Jesus meant?  How can we apply this to our lives?  Why do we struggle to believe this…

We Need Help, So We Must Pray: Part 2

Application Questions ​ We Need Help, So We Must Pray  Look Back Share any results from participating in the 21 days of prayer.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?   What are areas that need to be cleared out of your life to create more opportunities to pray?  Why is this so hard? Read Romans 12:12 and Ephesians 6:18.  How are we to pray?  How can we carry this out in our lives?  Reread Colossians 4:2.  Pastor Ryan described being awake and…

We Need Help, So We Must Pray

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you were able to share the love of Jesus this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today?   Share your past experiences with prayer?  Is it a struggle?  What works best for you, etc? Jesus gives us a prayer to pray.  Read Matthew 6:9-13.  Discuss the different areas you can pray about based on Jesus prayer. Read John 14:12-14.  What do these verses promises about prayer?  How can we put that into practice…

Move Forward With God’s Mission

Application Questions Look Back Share any results from focusing on God this Christmas season. Look Up What stood out to you most today?   What has been the most difficult part of 2020 for you? What are some things God has done in your life this year that you are thankful for?  Read 2 Corinthians 4:6-18? What does this teach us about suffering for Christ?  What are we looking forward to in Christ?  How does this help us keep going in difficult times?  Look Ahead…

Christmas is all about God, Part 2

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any results from focusing on God this Christmas season. Look Up What stood out to you most today?   Read Luke 2:1-20.  What jumps out to you about God’s plan revealed at Christmas? Why do you think the shepherds received the birth announcement from the angels?  What prompted their response in Luke 2:20?  What does it mean to glorify God?  How can we do that this Christmas season?  Look Ahead What step are you sensing God is wanting you to…

Christmas is All About God

Application Questions ​ Look Up What stood out to you most today?   Read Luke 1:26-37.  How is Luke communicating God’s unique and divine plan?  What does this mean for us? Why did God have to save us this way?  Read Galatians 4:4-6     Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-21?  How can we share this Christmas message this season?     Look Ahead What step are you sensing God is wanting you to take this week?  

Pray, For Real

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any results from changing your attitude to be like Christ’s this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today?   Pastor Ryan gave 5 examples of things that fight against prayer: physical limitations, we give up too quickly, politics, our sin, and distracted by the world.  Which one do you most identify with?  Why? Reread Hebrews 5:7-8.  How can this passage keep us going in prayer?       Share any strategies that you use to create an…