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Sermons by John Gill

#8: “Relational and Invitational Evangelism: Come and See”

Today we are concluding our series of sermons on “Living as a Disciple.”  Throughout the past couple of months, we have considered the seven essential spiritual practices all true disciples of Jesus engage in.  Those practices we have learned about are Prayer, Meditating on Scripture, Corporate Worship, Small Group Accountability, Financial Generosity, and Serving Out…

#7: “Gifted to Serve”

During the Great Depression, there was a sheep farmer named Yates who struggled to make ends meet.  Like millions of people in those years, he had to rely on government handouts to provide for his family.  One day, a geological crew came by and asked permission to drill for oil on his land.  Mr. Yates…

#6: “Financial Generosity”

There’s an old saying that “The only things that are certain in life – are death and taxes.”  In the church, we might also add one more thing that is a certainty; You can count on the fact that once every year, you can expect a stewardship campaign!  So, true to form, this morning, we…

#4: Gathering for Worship

Now that I am back serving as pastor again here at Tomoka, it has been a joy and a privilege to get reacquainted with long-time friends who were a part of this congregation before I went on to serve at the Children’s Home and other appointments.  But, it has also been wonderful to meet and…

#3: Meditating on Scripture

Are you a reader?  Of course, we all read.  Some of us enjoy reading, others read only when we have to.  My wife, Terri, is an avid reader.  For as long as I’ve known her, Terri has constantly had a book with her.  She loves to read romance novels, and can devour a good book…

#1: The Definition of a Disciple

Two weeks ago, we completed a sermon series that went “Back to Basics” as we considered the Path of Salvation that John Wesley, Methodism’s founder, outlined.  It was all based on the grace of God that is at work all throughout our lives, leading us into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ – beginning…

#9: “Social Holiness…Faith in Action”

This morning, we have finally come to the destination at the end of our “Path of Salvation” (these basics of the Christian faith) that we have been looking at over the past couple of months.  By now, we have seen that there are a number of milestones each of us must pass along our journey…

#8 Sanctification…Going on to Perfection

Today marks the seventh step along John Wesley’s “Path of Salvation” which we have been exploring in the course of this sermon series on “the basics of the Christian faith.”  We started at “Original Sin,” then passed the milestones of “Prevenient Grace,” “Repentance,” “Justification,” “New Birth,” “and “Assurance.”  Today we are nearing the destination of…

#7 Assurance…The Foretaste of Glory Divine

We have come a long way along our “Path of Salvation.”  This, of course, has been the subject of our sermon series outlining the basics of the Christian faith.  We began our faith-journey having owned up to our Original Sin.  We then rejoiced at the news that God’s Prevenient Grace seeks us out and draws…

#6 Rebirth…A Warm Heart and a New Life

Are you “Born Again?”  Have you ever been asked that question by someone and wondered what they meant by it?  When I am asked that question, I very quickly answer, “Yes” because I AM a “born-again Christian.”  When I call myself a “born-again Christian,” I know what I mean by it.  But, in the back…