Sermons by Pastor Jesse Tanner

Sermons by Pastor Jesse Tanner

Position & Posture of Rest

Rest is a place we stand, a position or posture we choose to take on. REFRESH (Matthew 11: 28-29); ENJOY (Psalm 127: 1-2) STRENGTH (Isaiah 40: 27-31) TRUST (Psalm 91: 1-2) Keep living in a place of rest.


“Why is a place where we often get stuck.” We try to understand and can’t get past it. Instead if we go to the Lord asking, “What are You doing?” Israel is on the edge of the Promised Land but they moved to grumbling. Numbers 14: 1-12. Characteristics of WHY Thinking–Grumbling: Philippians 2: 14-18; Fear: Romans 8: 15; Self-preservation: Philippians 2:3 Characteristics of the WHAT Thinking–Brokenness: Psalms 34: 18; Expectation: Phil 3: 13; Courage: Joshua 1: 6 “Courage is doing the right thing in the face of an emotion saying you should be nervous or anxious.” WHY will keep us where we are; WHAT positions us to move toward change and promise.

What is Holding Us Back From the Promised Land?

Joshua 5: 1-12; I Corinthians 12: 22 What is holding us back? 1. There had to be a cutting away of the weight and sin 2. Healing before the battle 3. Ready to do something different Wilderness Christian vs. Promised Land Christian Feed on old manna? or work the soil in your new life, being a living sacrifice, your spiritual worship

The Call: The Recap

Summarizing the five-month series on The Call, casting a vision for the New Covenant calling of the Church in the areas of children & youth, worship, and doing life together.

Stand: Character vs Cynicism

Ephesians 6: 10-14; Hebrews 11: 1; i Thessalonians 5: 16-19; Proverbs 13:20 When a tough time becomes a tough life, expectation becomes a manifestation of your FAITH. Avoid Cynicism: Look for Jesus in midst of troubles; Remember God’s past miracles and works in your life; cultivate thankfulness not based on feelings; pray in the Spirit to edify yourself; take a mental vacation; “It came to pass” happens; remember that everything works out for GOOD.

For Today

How we can apply what Jesus is willing for today: to touch people, look at people and listen to people. Luke 11:1; Hebrews 3: 13; 10: 24 & 25; Matthew 18: 19 & 20; I Corinthians 14: 26

Under the New Covenant

NT Covenant is the promise of salvation made by God to humans individually, based on divine grace rather than the Mosaic Laws. Prayer is the strategy; relational, face-to-face, what we bring to life together and what it brings to us. Hebrews 10: 19 & 20; Hebrews 3: 13; Hebrews 10: 24 & 25 Proverbs 27: 17

Doing Life Together Like Jesus Did

Jesus was willing to 1) touch people Matt. 8: 1-4 2) look at people Luke 19: 1-10 3) listen to people John 4: 7-27 You cannot do life together one day a week; what do you compartmentalize in life and what do you do together? Luke 11: 1 prayer John 5: 19

What Comes After the Cross?

Our YES is powerful! Romans 6: 5-11 Three Questions: 1. where have you carried old self habits into new life in Christ? 2. What have you believed about yourself that caused you to think and act like that? 3. Who does God desire to be to you in that place?