Sermons by Nathan Ensz

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The Art of Listening

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We live in a society of people who do their best to broadcast. Social media is a tool people use to get their “words” out. But how often do we listen? While speaking tends to come naturally, listening does not. The book of Proverbs tells us that the wise choose to listen to those who […]

Words That Speak Life

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Have you ever accidentally neglected to water a potted plant?  Plants are dependent upon the water they receive.  Words we speak are like water to a plant.  They can build others up; but words can also tear others down.  How do people look after they have spoken with you?  Like a dried out plant or […]

Because of Jesus

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This worship gathering focuses on three aspects: a baby dedication, youth sharing how God challenged them while serving, and communion.  For all three it can be said “Because of Jesus.”  Desiring to see an infant grow to walk with Jesus is a motivational factor in baby dedication; love for Jesus compels youth to give a […]

Feeling a Bit Sluggish?

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The book of Proverbs, on numerous occasions, challenges the way of a sluggard (lazy person). The solution? According to King Solomon, one is to examine ants and begin taking notes. Although it may seem humiliating to learn from such tiny creatures, ants have a work ethic many can learn from. While rest is necessary, hard […]

Who Are You Leaning On?

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While it is nearly impossible to lean on oneself, think about how often people tend to trust their own intuition or abilities over the Lord. This is a temptation people of all ages are faced with. This message continues to engage the mind with the book of Proverbs, thinking through this area of trust. Proverbs […]

A Heart Without Grace (Part 2)

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This message is the second half of a study on Luke 7:36-50, an encounter Jesus had with a Pharisee and a woman who was known for her sin. While Jesus was the dinner guest of a Pharisee, all the cultural customs that should have been done to make Him feel welcomed were omitted. On the […]

A Heart Without Grace (Part 1)

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Have you ever been the recipient of grace from another human being? We long to receive grace, both from God and others, but sometimes struggle to extend it ourselves to those around. In this message we begin to examine an encounter Jesus had with a Pharisee and an immoral woman. While the attitude the Pharisee […]

Generation Next

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Our youth are a valued part of the church family at Kingwood. They are not only the church of tomorrow, but an essential part of the church today! This message emphasizes the importance of passing the baton of faith on to the next generation, training them as well as trusting them.

When I’m Hurting (Part 3)

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This message is the third and final part of this series focusing on life’s difficulties.  The question raised: why trust God in the midst of hurt?  Listen to discover the two main reasons given.

When I’m Hurting (Part 2)

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Although people often try to run away from pain, it is something that cannot be avoided in life. As believers, how do we view difficulty when we are in the midst of it? James 1:1-12 gives us a healthy perspective that God is at work in us in the midst of the hurt.

When I’m Hurting (Part 1)

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Have you lost someone close to you? As you look to the future, do you sense great uncertainty? Are you having to work through relational hurts with people you have trusted in the past? Are you watching people you greatly care about make poor choices or endure difficulty? Life is a wonderful gift from God; […]

Making Christ Known (Part 2)

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This message continues to examine the visit Paul had to Athens, Greece, a culture living opposed to the message he was preaching. In his attempt to share the message of Christ with the philosophers of the day, Paul built a bridge into their life so that his message might be heard. His approach gives believers […]