An incredible story of obedience, faith, and provision in the midst of a great drought as Elijah and the Widow both are tested to trust in the word of the Lord.
From a young teenager to an old man, Daniel sets us an example worthy to be emulated in his speech, in his conduct, in his love, in his faith, and in his purity, all while being forced to live in a culture of the ungodly. Any chapter from 1-6 can be chosen for a sermon, or all can be chosen for a retreat or camp week.
No matter the circumstance, whether it be imprisonment, being stoned, or being shipwrecked, Paul was a constant non-anxious presence wherever he went and a steadfast proclaimer of the Gospel to all he came in contact with, which gives us a blueprint for how we ought to act in our own world today. Chapters from Acts 9-28 can be chosen for a sermon, or the whole journey of Paul's life can be chosen for a retreat.
In this letter, James exhorts the twelve tribes of dispersion to persevere and be joyful in the midst of trials. Considered the proverbs of the New Testament, the Epistle of James is full of wisdom and practical advice on how to live a life of faith. This is a five-part series that works well with retreats, but can also be modified as a sermon for any chapter or passage from James.
Peter makes it clear that we should not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon us to test us as though something strange was happening to us, but rather we are to rejoice insofar as we share Christ's sufferings. Christ set the standard for suffering well as a believer, so it's vital for us to learn how to suffer well as sojourners and exiles in this world.
Doing a topical sermon series or an in-depth study of a narrative book like Genesis or Acts and want to stay on track? You can also request Jeremy to study and memorize a passage, chapter, or verses on a specific topic for his performance and preaching combination.