John Michalak has been teaching from the Bible about spiritual matters for over 17 years, from the living room to the classroom, from the pulpit to the occasional conference and retreat.
Below are audio sermons delivered at a few weekend church services (note: War & Peace was recorded later due to live audio difficulties). Click on each title to go to the teaching’s page where you can find a topic description, scriptures used, and supplemental links (if you’re already on an individual title page, simply click “AUDIO TEACHINGS” in the top menu to view all selections).
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Part of the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Are you at war with God? At war with yourself? How about with others? Sometimes we need to acknowledge the wars we wage before God can transform our adversity into a true and lasting peace (click the "W" icon to download sermon notes).
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5 Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord, 6 and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. 7 Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. 8 The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. 9 As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.” (ESV)
34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (ESV)
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (ESV)