Created with Sketch.
Hill Country Bible Church Dripping Springs Sermons
38 minutes | Nov 27, 2022
Is there a story big enough to build my life on? (Part 2)
Sin is rejection of a God-ruled life; engaging in a self-ruled life instead. The Bible teaches this is a problemtrue of everyone, handed down to us from Adam and Eve. Ultimately sin is a heart problem and the explanation for the world’s brokenness. In Jesus, we have the only effective answer.
45 minutes | Nov 20, 2022
Is there a story big enough to build my life on? (Part One)
The creation story gives Jesus’ disciples the world view for understanding the purpose of our lives. We must recognize someone who is not Jesus’ disciple has a different perspective, sometimes even hostile to ours. We can lovingly question their perspective on life as an opening to share the Good News.
31 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
Where do I find the boldness to speak up?
It is only through the Holy Spirit that we can find the power and boldness to share the gospel. When we have a right view of reality, walk in the Spirit and commit to prayer in evangelism we will see great things happen.
42 minutes | Nov 6, 2022
How do I overcome my feelings of inadequacy?
We can feel inadequate when sharing our faith. Our reasons are varied; we lack training, we feel intellectually inferior or we do not handle opposition well. Yet, sharing our faith is a Biblical mandate. More than once Jesus promises the Holy Spirit will work within us to let God's glory be displayed through our imperfection.
37 minutes | Oct 30, 2022
What does the world hear when it listens to you?
Grace without truth leads to tolerance of sin. Truth without grace leads to legalism. In describing the incarnation, John tells us that Jesus was “full of grace and truth”. These traits dwelt in Him inseparably, not paradoxically. We are to be the same.
36 minutes | Oct 23, 2022
How should I speak to others?
Our words bear witness to our inner character; our spiritual maturity, our thoughts, and our feelings. They have power to destroy or build up. Ultimately the motivation for our words should be to honor God.
30 minutes | Oct 16, 2022
What is in your heart?
A tree produces its own type of fruit. Jesus uses this metaphor show that our words, like fruit, tell us the state of our hearts, the tree. To tame the tongue our need is different than merely filtering our speech. We must depend on God’s grace to transform our hearts and make us the right type of fruit-bearer.
36 minutes | Oct 9, 2022
What comes out of your mouth?
Words, both online and spoken, play a crucial role in our witness. As Jesus' disciples we must let our changed hearts shape the way we communicate.
35 minutes | Oct 2, 2022
Is Jesus Christ in you?
The appeal of a “false gospel” was as strong in the Corinthian church as it is in the western church today. Are we Christian or counterfeit? The ultimate test is to examine and confirm the presence of Jesus Christ in us, individually and communally. His presence confirms we are, indeed, His disciples.
38 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
What are the marks of a true servant of Christ?
Paul was the spiritual father of the Corinthian church. However, he was forced to defend the faith in Corinth because he was not as smooth and appealing as that of the false teachers. In doing so, he shows how a true servant of Christ carries out ministry.
38 minutes | Sep 18, 2022
How do I handle discouragement?
Discouragement is common. How often we are discouraged can be an index for our spiritual maturity. Being discouraged all the time shows that we have not yet learned how to deal with challenges in a God-honoring way. Too little or no discouragement shows us not caring or detached from those around us.
38 minutes | Sep 11, 2022
Will you embrace your weaknesses?
When people boast about their accomplishments or credentials, the motivation is generally self-centered. We can find that tedious. Even worse, though, boasting leaves no room for God to be glorified. Instead, we are called to boast about something unlikely, things that show our weakness.
42 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
How do I protect from spiritual error?
From the moment we place our faith in Christ, our growth must remain grounded in the Gospel. Otherwise, we are susceptible to deception from teaching that sometimes veers from the truth of who He is.
43 minutes | Aug 28, 2022
How do I maximize my potential?
God made each of us unique. As in our creation, we have unique salvation stories with unique parts in His redemption plan (Ephesians 2:10). Paul’s purpose was to preach the Gospel. In giving authority to his ministry in Corinth, he shows us how we should consider the use of our time to advance the Gospel.
42 minutes | Aug 21, 2022
How do we fight darkness?
: Christians are living in the “right now” and “not yet” of the kingdom of God. We experience many eternal blessings such as the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. However, this world is not the promised new earth and so we constantly confront darkness. We are reminded that how we fight darkness is as important as what we are called to confront.
37 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
How can I be generous?
Just like loving others, speaking truth and sharing our faith, generosity is a characteristic of a disciple of Jesus. Paul has shown that grace leads to repentance and repentance leads to joy. Now he shows that joy inspires generosity. Because we have been so richly blessed, we desire to be a blessing to others.
43 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
How do I find joy in my life?
As unlikely as it may seem, joy is directly and proportionally tied to genuine repentance for sin in ourselves and other believers. Admitting wrongdoing may not seem a right path to joy. However, it is because it leads us to celebrate the things God celebrates.
41 minutes | Jul 24, 2022
What are obstacles that hinder us?
If we become complacent, the greatest threats to ministry can come from within the church, not outside of it. It is with this perspective that Paul identifies transparent love and uncompromising purity as solutions to two of the obstacles to reconciliation ministry.
37 minutes | Jul 17, 2022
How do I represent Jesus well?
Ambassadors of Jesus must represent Him well. Paul returns to the theme that a comfortable life does not affirm God’s power or work in our lives. Instead, it is the way He enables us to persevere, despite distress, that shows us as legitimate ambassadors.
40 minutes | Jul 10, 2022
How can we change things?
Evil and brokenness have plagued mankind since the Fall. The solution to ridding ourselves of evil’s effects on the world will never originate from people. Instead, our hope comes from knowing God has reconciled us to Himself bringing peace through Jesus. In turn, all believers are called to be ambassadors of this reconciliation ministry.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022