Sermons by Pastor Brandon Mathis

Sermons by Pastor Brandon Mathis

If It Pleases The King

Nehemiah 2:1-20 Who was Artaxerxes? It Doesn’t Matter Who You Work For, You Work For Jesus Nehemiah had prayed, fasted, and wept for 3 months Vs 5 – Rebuild the wall.  Nehemiah was not only asking the king for a favor, he was asking the king to overturn his own foreign policy, which we read about in Ezra 4.  He was asking the king to change his mind.   Vs 6 – Paid Leave.  He didn’t just ask to leave Susa…

Cupbearer to The King

Nehemiah 1:1-13 Proper vs Improper Proper Need  Spiritually Physically False Gospels The Gospel of Consumerism The Gospel of Politics The Gospel of Security The Gospel of Wealth The Gospel of Activism Deuteronomy 4:25-31: Proper Prayer Fasting Praying Adoration – 5 Confession – 6-7 Promise – 8-9 Petition – 10-11 1st John 5:14 Proper Action

Lineage and Legacy

Ezra 7: 1-28 Lineage and Legacy Rebuilding the Hearts of the People (vs 10) Jeremiah 17:9 Psalm 51:10 Ezekiel 36:26-27 Psalm 37:4 Proverbs 4:23 1st Samuel 16:7 STUDY – DO – TEACH The Hand of the Lord Will Be Upon You  

Leading Through Adversity

Ezra 5: 1-17 The Prophets – Haggai and Zechariah Haggai 1:4-8 Do not give God your leftovers When God’s calling is clear, don’t wait The Leadership – Zerubbabel and Jeshua  4 Characteristics of a good Christian leader Humility Passion Character Courage

In This World You Will Have Trouble

Ezra 4: 1-24 Compromise Leads to Corruption Galatians 5:9 1st Corinthians 15:33 6 Ways to Handle Opposition Don’t be surprised 1st Peter 4:12 – Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. Fear the Lord, Not Man Proverbs 29:25 – The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. Imagine judgment day… God loves you even if…

Shadows of Greater Things

Ezra 3: Security is Only Found in The Lord Christ is the Better Sacrifice Festival of Booths Passover The Day of Atonement Hebrews 10:4 Hebrews 10:1 Hebrews 10: 11-14 The Temple Revelation 21:3

Examples of Faithfulness

Ezra 2 Recap – Corrupt government (evil laws against God’s people) Economic downturn (made it really hard to fill up your camel) Enemies in the media and leadership (spinning a negative and false narrative of Gods people) Cold, stagnant, apostate, old testament church (walked away from the scriptures, didn’t really love the Lord, were not really obeying the Lord) Faithful Scriptures 2nd Peter 1:20-21 Hebrews 4:12 Faithful Followers We can either make excuses or plans Faithfulness is rewarded Faithful God…

Rise and Rebuild

Ezra 1:1-11 God’s Sovereign Call (vs 1-2) 1st Chronicles 17:11-14 Isaiah 46:9-11 God’s Promises are sure God’s Plans are for our good God’s People are His tools to accomplish the task  Rise and Rebuild (vs 3-11) Ecclesiastes 1:9 Proverbs 24:30-34 Laziness is an epidemic Excuses – But Brandon… Conclusion Remember the Past Work for the Future  

The Household of Faith

Galatians 6:1-10 Seek Restoration Sin is a reality in any church On this side of heaven Church Authority is assumed  Leaders have the ability to include and exclude.  The congregation is under some form of authority who are to work to guard the church and keep it healthy. Church Discipline is practiced Matthew 18 deals with how we should confront one another when there is sin and disunity in the church.  How do you respond to sin?   1. Unforgiveness, anger,…