Honing Stone and Axe

Detailed Notes


  1. Isn’t there a place for putting up an internet filter?
  2. If I’m really dead to sin, why do I still want to sin?
  3. How do I get the truth from my head to my heart?
  4. I don’t think I’ll be free until I have more experiences of God’s love.  Right?

720 or 220?

Posted: August 23, 2015 in Theology, Tim's Sermons


notes I didn’t use

Is the tormented and conflicted “I” of Romans 7:14-25…

  1. The Unhealthy Christian Life?
  2. The Healthy Christian Life?
  3. Not the Christian Life at All?


A Good Addiction

Posted: August 9, 2015 in Theology, Tim's Sermons

The grace of God isn’t a license to sin; it’s the power to change.


Sermon Tweetables:

  • Law looks like it will destroy sin but ends up empowering it. Grace looks like it will empower sin but it ends up destroying it.
  • The Christian life isn’t about attaining and performing; it’s about receiving and abiding.
  • Grace isn’t the opposite of obedience; grace is the favor of God which creates obedience. In fact, it’s the only thing that can.
  • If I trust God, I ENTRUST myself to God. If I don’t, I don’t really “believe” in the biblical sense of the word.
  • Grace frees us from guilt, shame, and condemnation, but it also frees us from EXCUSES. Why? There was grace available to do God’s will.
  • To live under law is to live in the weakness of the flesh. To live under grace is to live in the power of the Spirit.
  • The unrenewed heart asks, “What can I get away with and still be saved?” The renewed heart asks, “How can I know and please God more?”

Don’t identify God by what you think or how you’ve made sense of tragedy and unanswered prayer. Identify God through Jesus. He’s good!


And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. (Acts 10:38 NLT)

I toyed with calling this series, “The Grateful Dead,” but decided no.


Dead to Sin (pt 1)

Posted: June 21, 2015 in Theology, Tim's Sermons