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Church Sermon Illustration: Never Lose Faith in the End of the Story

By |2017-03-22T23:19:55+00:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

Church Sermon Illustration: The Faith of a Prisoner of War... Admiral Jim Stockdale served on active duty in the regular Navy for 37 years

Pastoral Support: Faith Sermon & How to Sustain Spiritual Endurance

By |2017-03-06T22:33:34+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

A Spiritual Endurance & Faith Sermon for Pastors & Churches - Spiritual endurance and faith are incredibly important to our lives as Christians. #faith

Personal Discipline Sermon: How to Win the Race of Life

By |2017-01-06T21:18:41+00:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

Personal Discipline Sermon Outline: How to Be Disciplined & Win the Race of Life - Spiritually we shouldn't be "faddish."

Self-Control Sermons: How to Have Better Discipline

By |2017-02-16T15:01:03+00:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

Self-Control Sermons: Why Better Discipline Involves Persistence - "Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough...

Real Life Sermon: How to Share the Truth About Real Life

By |2017-01-13T16:44:17+00:00January 16th, 2017|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

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Real Life Sermon: Are We Truly Living?

Real Life Sermon: How to Share the Truth About Real Life


Life can be lived fully in God or it can be lived less aware of eternal truths outside of God. Many times we find ourselves stagnant in an empty fake life, where we feel out of place. Or sometimes we see family and friends living life that way. So, I’m sharing a sermon today that provides a road map to a full and real life. Below are some main points from the sermon. You can click the link at the bottom of the post for access to the full sermon (and all of my free sermons).


How Can We Have Real Life?

  1. Get connected to Jesus –

We need to get connected to Jesus to have real life. Below are reasons why.

  • Jesus is the source of life –

If our experience is short of life as God designed it, we need to tap into the real thing. That source of real life is Jesus Christ. There are various metaphors for Jesus (the door, the bread, and the water). In John chapter fifteen, he is the vine, because the vine is the source of life. The branch gets nourishment from the vine, then fruit appears on the branch. The fruit is the evidence of life as well as the result of life.

  • Jesus is the source of power –

In Acts chapter one, verse eight, is a clear indication that when you have Jesus, you have power. The word we find there is “dunamis,” or dynamite. It means the Holy Spirit gives you the explosive capacity to live real life. The Holy Spirit is your enabler and your resident power source. Let’s look at some Scriptures about the power of the Holy Spirit.

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever,” (John 14:16, KJV).

“Until you have been clothed with power from on high,” (Luke 24:49, NIV).

  1. Turn on the power –

“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,” (Ephesians 5:18, ESV).

You turn on the power when you are filled with the Holy Spirit. That means when you are controlled in your attitudes and actions by the Holy Spirit.

Being under influence certainly has a negative context in relation to alcohol. While under the influence of alcohol, when a driver is arrested for drunk driving it’s called a DUI (driving under the influence). In other words, the alcohol has taken control. Obviously driving with alcohol controlling us is bad, but on the other hand, living under the influence of the Spirit is a great thing. To turn on the power to live real life, you need […]

3 Christmas Sermon Outlines on God’s Greatest Gift & More

By |2016-12-09T13:36:15+00:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Holidays, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

3 Memorable Christmas Sermon Outlines on God's Greatest Gift, Mary & Joseph - “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.”

Pastoral Support: 3 Helpful Sermons on Discouragement

By |2016-12-07T14:31:20+00:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

Outlines & Sermons on Discouragement for Pastors - John Oxenham once wrote, “Never once since the world began has the sun ever...

How to Make it a Thanksgiving of Worship & a Thanksgiving Sermon

By |2016-12-09T13:35:01+00:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Holidays, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , |

Reflections on Thanksgiving Worship & a Thanksgiving Sermon - The giving of thanks is not a natural act on our part. We are not born grateful...

A Helpful Sermon on Politics from a New Perspective

By |2016-11-16T01:05:46+00:00November 8th, 2016|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Leadership Development, News, Pastoral Life, Spiritual Encouragement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A Sermon on Politics for Election Day Madness - What’s Wrong with Our Nation? Have you ever asked yourself that question?

Need a Sermon Outline for the Crazy 2016 Election?

By |2016-11-16T01:05:47+00:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: Encouragement for Pastors, Pastoral Life|Tags: , , , |

Pastoral Support: Sermon Outline for the 2016 Election - Election years seem to get wilder and wilder. The 2016 election is no exception.