Dealing with Discouragement Biblically

2021-10-26T20:04:38-05:00October 24th, 2021|

Date: October 24, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 42:5-11 |

How to Defeat Discouragement for Good Don't let your heart be ruled by what you see and what you hear - Psalm 27:7 Cry out to the Lord in prayer - Psalm 18:6, Philippians 4:6-7 Redirect your attention to God - Colossians 3:1-2 Three Things to Remember about God Remember God's goodness to you in the past - Jeremiah 17:7-8 Remember the Lord is with you - Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5 Remember the Lord's promise for the future - Psalm 16:11, Romans 8:18  

The Fig Tree

2021-10-26T17:34:48-05:00October 17th, 2021|

Date: October 17, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 21:18-32 |

Facts About Fig Trees In ancient times, they were symbolistic of numerous things Peace Prosperity Longevity In Bible times, these trees were illegal to cut down if bearing fruit The foliage of these trees were very thick and opaque Application of the Fig Tree Matthew 21:18-32 The condition of the fig tree Its purpose Its properties Its past Its predicament The curse of the tree The elimination The excuse

Here’s Hope

2021-10-25T22:39:52-05:00October 17th, 2021|

Date: October 17, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 15:13 |

Have you ever gotten discouraged, disappointed, or depressed? Perhaps you are in such a state right now. The Lord does not want us to lose hope. He gave us the Bible so that we can have great hope! The Author of Hope The Ability of Hope The Access of Hope The Abundance of Hope The Agent of Hope Who can give me hope and what do I have to do to get it?  

Biblical Authority

2021-10-25T22:51:05-05:00October 14th, 2021|

Date: October 14, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 28:1-20 |

Defining Biblical Authority Bible - God's revelation to man Authority The power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine A power or right delegated or given; authorization A person or body of persons in whom authority is vested, as governmental agency Biblical Authority The revelation of God's power and control over all his creation The revelation of God's desire in the lives of those he delegates authority to The revelation of God's structure in whom authority is vested Declaration of Authority God has all authority Demonstration of Authority Delegation of Authority Since God has all authority, all other authority is delegated authority Delegated authority To man: self-government To

Encouragement for the Graveyard Shift

2021-10-11T08:09:38-05:00October 10th, 2021|

Date: October 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 134:1-3 |

There will be seasons of life with difficulty. What you have learned in the light will carry you through the night. The Challenges of the night shift Dark Deserted Dangerous The Choice of the night shift The Charge of the night shift Remember God is still in control, trust Him! Keep your eyes on Him

Helps for Crucifying the “Old Man” Part 1

2021-10-10T20:59:03-05:00October 10th, 2021|

Date: October 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 8:10-14 |

Understand the Conflict Within Me The Blessings of the Conflict Understanding the Old Man Theories about the Heart Man’s heart is pure and good. Man’s heart contains some evil and some good. Most men have only evil hearts. Jeremiah 17:9-10 Theories about the Old Man The old man does not change. The old man does not improve. Crucifying the Old Man Common Errors Misapplication of Scripture Biblical Guidelines Develop a strong faith. Being in the Word of God Be part of a church that emphasizes strong faith Daily crucify the old man.
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