Fully Alive! (Sermon Audio)

 

This is the audio from the April 1, 2018 sermon, “Fully Alive!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the North Wayne Mennonite Church.

Text: John 10:10 & 1 Corinthian 15

Here are the main points from the sermon:

In Christ we are fully . . .

  • Accepted
  • Loved
  • Included
  • Victorious
  • Embraced

The DESIRE of Your Heart! (Sermon Audio)

 

This is the audio from the February 4, 2018 sermon, “The DESIRE of Your Heart!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the North Wayne Mennonite Church.

Text: Psalm 37:4

God promises that when we delight in Him, He will give us the desire of our heart.  While it is easy to jump to the thought that God will give us what we want, the larger promise is that our delight in God will put within us a new desire that could only come from Him.

Our delight in the Lord will give us the . . .

Direction of our heart.

Expressions of our heart.

Surrender of our heart.

Inclination of our heart.

Rejoicing of our heart.

Endurance of our heart.

When God transforms the desire of our heart through our delight in Him, we become more like Jesus with each passing day!

DELIGHT Yourself in the Lord! (Sermon Audio)

 

This is the audio from the January 28, 2018 sermon, “DELIGHT Yourself in the Lord!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the North Wayne Mennonite Church.

Text: Psalm 37:4

We often like the idea of God giving us the desires of our heart but it is easy to overlook the first half of that promise where we must delight our self in the Lord.  The audio file is missing the “Heal yourself in the Lord” point, but here are the main points from the sermon:

Discover yourself in the Lord.

Encourage yourself in the Lord.

Love yourself in the Lord.

Inspect yourself in the Lord.

Guard yourself in the Lord.

Heal yourself in the Lord.

Teach yourself in the Lord.

The key to finding delight in all of this is not the “yourself” part of the statement, but the “in the Lord” part!

A God Who Will Be FOUND! (Sermon Audio)

A God Who Will Be FOUND! (Sermon Audio)

 

This is the audio from the January 7, 2018 sermon shared by Tom Lemler at the North Wayne Mennonite Church.

Text: Jeremiah 29:11-14 & 2 Peter 3:8-10

We have a God who says He will be found when we seek Him with a whole heart.  This is a God who will be . . .

Faithful —  2 Timothy 2:11-13

Observant — 1 Peter 3:10-12

Understanding — Hebrews 4:15-16

Nurturing — Matthew 23:37

Decisive — 2 Peter 3:10

Praying for OPEN Eyes! (Sermon Audio)

 

This is the audio from the 2017 New Year’s Eve sermon, “Praying for OPEN Eyes!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

Text: 2 Kings 6:8-23

Praying for open eyes is a prayer for God to help us see things as He sees them.  We pray for eyes that are . . .

Observant

Purposeful

Expectant

Needy

The highlights of each point will be shared in my Tom’s Treasure daily page I’ll write and post later today.

OPEN Eyes (A Poem Read by the Author)

This is the audio of my reading a poem God gave me to share at the conclusion of the Sunday morning worship gathering of the Deer Run Church of Christ on New Year’s Eve 2017.

 

On this final day
of twenty-seventeen.
Many will wonder,
“what did it all mean?”
There will be some things
that made no sense at all.
The appearance would say,
we did stumble and fall.

Then there were others
that weren’t quite as planned.
Yet we made it through them,
by God’s unseen hand.
After we look back
and have asked ourselves why.
It’s time to look forward
with a wide-open eye.

An eye that’s Observant
is a good place to start.
To pay close attention
to what’s in my heart.
To look with great Purpose;
to help, not condemn.
When my eye gazes outward
to focus on them.

And as I look forward,
I Expect God to act.
For the good of His people,
and that is a fact.
But perhaps most important,
is to see the great Need.
My eyes long for Jesus
and His healing indeed.

Some of the answers
that we still do seek.
Might lie in the future,
if we could take a peek.
Or perhaps we have missed it,
and just didn’t see.
That the answer God’s giving,
is to create a new me.

© 2017 by Tom Lemler

 

A Prayer of FAITH (sermon audio)

 

This is the audio from the April 30, 2017 sermon, “A Prayer of  FAITH”, shared by Tom Lemler at the Deer Run Church of Christ.

Text: James 5:13-16

Praying with faith is all about believing that God exists and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.  Prayers of faith seek to honor God and pursue His will rather than demand He accomplishes our will.  We pray with faith as we pray with . . .

Focus

Acceptance

Insight

Trust

Hope

. . . and praying with faith is a growing process in our life that ought to result in good works that glorify our Father who is in heaven!