Set Free

Experience long term victory over the beast within.

Last Week’s Sermon

Striving to honor God in the good times (2 Samuel 7:1-29)

Nathan Herrlin, 2017-04-23
Part of the Real Hero series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Tags: dream, honor, plan

1. David’s dream meets God's dream. 2 Samuel 7:1-17
David’s dream: Build a temple for God
God’s dream: Build a dynasty that will last forever.

God’s “One Dream” (or plan)
God’s plan is to bless all the people of the earth who put their trust in His Son, Jesus Christ, by making them part of his forever kingdom.

How will God accomplish His plan?
- By restoring us to deep intimacy with God through the forgiveness offered by Jesus.
- By grafting us into His Dream & making us an important part of what He is doing in our world.

2. David’s response to God’s Dream… and mine. 2 Samuel 7:18-29

What is David’s response to God? Humility & Gratitude

What is the underlying motivation that will position me to gladly receive God’s dream for me? To Honor God above all else

What can I do when God says “No” to my dream?
1. BELIEVE that God has a better dream for you.
2. RESPOND by getting excited.
3. HONOR GOD with my life today.

2 Samuel 7

7:1 Now when the king lived in his house and the Lord had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies, the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.” And Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.”

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord: Would you build me a house to dwell in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent for my dwelling. In all places where I have moved with all the people of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’ Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel. And I have been with you wherever you went and have cut off all your enemies from before you. And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. 10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. 12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men, 15 but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you. 16 And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.’” 17 In accordance with all these words, and in accordance with all this vision, Nathan spoke to David.

18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? 19 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord God. You have spoken also of your servant's house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord God! 20 And what more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Lord God! 21 Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it. 22 Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 23 And who is like your people Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem to be his people, making himself a name and doing for them great and awesome things by driving out before your people, whom you redeemed for yourself from Egypt, a nation and its gods? 24 And you established for yourself your people Israel to be your people forever. And you, O Lord, became their God. 25 And now, O Lord God, confirm forever the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house, and do as you have spoken. 26 And your name will be magnified forever, saying, ‘The Lord of hosts is God over Israel,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you. 27 For you, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. 28 And now, O Lord God, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. 29 Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.” (ESV)

Powered by Sermon Browser

Heaven & Hell

As mortal human beings, we are irresistibly curious about life after death. In addition, most everyone knows that the Bible is not silent on this matter. But what does it really say?

  • Is Heaven beyond imagination?
  • Is there a default destination?
  • Can people in Heaven see me now?
  • Will I remember life before I died?
  • Will I recognize people I know?
  • Are we designed for life in the clouds, or life on earth?
  • Why is Heaven not for religious people?
  • Hell sounds like more fun. How terrible can it really be?

Belong Sermon Series

Find out what it really means to be part of a church.

 

Thrive Series

51 results
Thrive: Thrive Pt 1
Mark 1:1-7 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2014-10-26 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive Pt 2
Mark 1:1-7 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2014-11-02 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive Pt 3
Mark 1:9-13 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2014-11-09 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Reflecting the Heart of Jesus
Mark 1:21-28 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2014-11-16 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive with Compassion
Mark 1:29-34 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2014-11-23 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Recharge
Mark 1:35-39 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2014-11-30 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Needs
Mark 2:1-12 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-02-01 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Jesus vs the Pharisees - Round 2
Mark 2:13-17 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-02-08 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Jesus vs the Pharisees - Round 3
Mark 2:18-22 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-02-15 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Jesus vs the Pharises - Rounds 4 & 5
Mark 2:23-3:6 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-03-08 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive with Jesus
Mark 3:7-20 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-03-15 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive in Opposition: The dark side of following God
Mark 3:20-35 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-03-22 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thriving Gardens: The Parable of the sower
Mark 4:1-20 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-03-29 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Treasure Hidden in Parables
Mark 4:21-34 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-04-19 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Overcoming Fear: What fear does to my Thrive
Mark 4:35-41 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-04-26 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive - Jesus' Version
Mark 5:1-20 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-05-03 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: The Difference Faith Makes
Mark 5:21-6:6 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-05-24 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: God's Fingerprints
Mark 6:6-13 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-05-31 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive's Battle with Discontent
Mark 6:14-29 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-06-07 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: The "Unannoyed"
Mark 6:30-44 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-07-05 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive IN the storm
Mark 6:45-56 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-07-19 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive Buster: Hypocrisy
Mark 7:1-8 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-07-26 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Start with the Inside
Mark 7:14-23 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-08-02 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive: An Unrestricted Oppurtunity
Mark 7:24-30 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-08-16 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Getting to Thrive: God's patience in our process.
Mark 8:1-10 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-08-23 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive: Seeing Clearly
Mark 8:11-26 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-08-30 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive: The declaration that changes everything
Mark 8:29 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-09-06 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Delayed Gratification
Mark 8:31-9:1 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-11-01 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Glimpses of Glory
Mark 9:1-13 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-11-08 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Missing True Greatness
Mark 9:14-32 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-11-15 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: The King of Upside Down
Mark 9:30-37 (Part of the Thrive series).
Microsoft Word
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-11-29 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: You Follow Me
Mark 9:38-50 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-12-06 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: What does Marriage have to do with it?
Mark 10:1-12 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-12-13 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: True Greatness: Don't Grow Up
Mark 10:13-16 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2015-12-20 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: True Greatness: Impossible to achieve on my own
Mark 10:17-31 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-01-03 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: The way up is down
Mark 10:32-45 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-01-10 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: True Greatness: It's Closer Than You Think
Mark 10:46-52 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-01-17 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: True Greatness: It's Closer Than You Think
Mark 10:46-52 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-01-17 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Thrive: Living the Life Jesus Offers
John 10:10 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-02-21 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Embrace the Life of a Rescuer
Mark 11:1-11 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-02-28 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A rescuer is Ready to Step into Danger
Mark 11:12-33 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-03-06 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A rescuer is willing to face resistance part 1
Mark 12:1-12 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-03-13 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A rescuer is willing to face resistance part 2
Mark 12:13-34 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-03-20 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: The Makings of a Rescuer
Mark 12:35-44 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-05-15 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A Rescuer Keeps his/her Head in the Game.
Mark 13:1-37 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-05-22 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A Rescuer is Continually Motivated by the Goodness of Jesus Part 1
Mark 14:1-26 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-05-29 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A Rescuer is Continually Motivated by the Goodness of Jesus Part 2
Mark 14:27-52 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-06-12 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A Rescuer is Continually Motivated by the Goodness of Jesus Part 3
Mark 14:53-65 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-06-19 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A Rescuer is All-in (part 1)
Mark 15:1-32 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-06-26 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: A Rescuer is All-in (part 2)
Mark 15:33-47 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-07-10 (Sunday Morning).
Thrive: Rescued People Rescue People
Mark 16:1-20 (Part of the Thrive series).
Preached by Nathan Herrlin on 2016-07-17 (Sunday Morning).

Subscribe to Podcast

Subscribe to sermons
iTunesOther
Powered by Sermon Browser

Connecting People with God and One Another