Sermons by Ryan Jensema (Page 3)

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…

Jesus Uses all His Authority to Make a Way for You

Application Questions ​ Pastor Ryan explores key elements of Jesus entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday from Mark 11:15-19 & 11:27-33.   Why did Jesus clear the temple?  Why were the religious leaders so upset and questioning Jesus?  What is the whole “authority” question all about?   Look Back Share any ways you were lived out the unending love of Jesus this past week. Look Up Reread Mark 11:15-19 & 11:27-33 What stood out to you most today?  How do you react to authority figures?  How…

The Greatest Thing- Love, Never Ends

Application Questions ​ Pastor Ryan continues the “Love” series today in 1 Corinthians 13:8-13.  Unlike most things in life, love never ends.  It starts in Christ and goes with us into eternity.  We get the privilege of living in that great love now and sharing it with anyone we can.   Look Back Share any ways you were able to reach out in love this past week in our community.   Look Up What stood out to you most today?  Read 1 Corinthians 13:8-13.  What are…

Loving Transformation- Lighthouse Mission Interview

Application Questions ​ Look Back Share any ways you were able to keep on loving this past week applying 1 Corinthians 13:7. Look Up What stood out to you most today?  What did you learn about the Lighthouse Mission ministry and approach?   How can we apply the 3 phases of transformation that Hans described to our lives and church? What are the challenges we might face?       Read Luke 7:36-50.  How does this story relate to today’s service?  How can we put…

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…