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Bite Your Tongue

2022-04-14T19:00:49-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022 ()

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We cherish the First Amendment because it protects our freedom of speech, but do not forget that there is a higher law than that of this land -the Bible. God has the right to dictate what we say, how we say it, and when we say it. We live in an age when most people believed that they are not only entitled to have an opinion but that their opinion must always be shared. There are times that we should bite our tongue. The world would be a better place if everyone followed God's guidelines for speech. Let's learn a little bit

The Lord Forbid

2021-11-10T22:58:47-06:00November 10th, 2021|

Date: November 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 21:1-14 |

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Living by principle and conviction... You will not change because of the personal preference of others You will not change because of pressure You will not change because of prestige You will not change because of price You will not change because of pouting people You will not change because of persecution

The Doctrine of God

2021-09-14T16:55:30-05:00September 12th, 2021|

Date: September 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1 |

In the beginning God! What a majestic introduction to the inspired volume of Holy Writ! Dr. John Monro Gibson, in a small yet significant handbook of the foundations of the Christian Faith called Rock Versus Sand, says that there are three main stages in the development of the doctrine of God, namely: The being of God, dominating Scripture The revelation of God in Christ The record of that revelation by the Holy Spirit in the Sacred Word   What is an attribute? God’s Natural Attributes (attributes which are unique only to God and cannot be shared with man) He is eternal He is unchangeable He possesses all power He is present

High Places in the Family

2021-04-22T22:48:38-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

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The Reason for the high places High Places:  Compromises made to satisfy others Solomon compromised to satisfied his family 1 Kings 11:5-8 They cause us to ride "the fence" 1 Kings 11:6 High Places: Choices where we make the statement "I will worship and serve the Lord on my terms" 1 Kings 12:28-32 "Worship is revealed by whatever touches your life and makes you upset." Entertainment Satisfaction of self High places: Counterparts of secret sin 2 Kings 17:9 The Retaining of the high places Someone must take courage to remove the high places.  If not, they will be passed down. 2 Kings 17:41 Just as the kings passed them from

Lessons on Separation – Additional Study

2020-06-16T11:28:02-05:00June 14th, 2020|

Date: June 14, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ezra 9 |

I would like to expand on a couple of points that we stressed last week in the area of separation. Our text passage last week in Ezra 9 and 10 dealt with the concept of separation for the nation of Israel. They were God’s chosen people, and in Exodus 34 and Leviticus 7, they were given very specific instructions about intermarriage with heathen nations. There are three Scriptural distinctions that I would like to expand upon in this area of separation. I believe this will help you in your study of Scripture. You must then define the

Divine Deliverance in Dark Days

2020-05-04T13:07:30-05:00May 3rd, 2020|

Date: May 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 |

Don't despise the little that God gives you - Dave Olson The setting: Times were tough Economically Times were tough Politically Times were tough Spiritually Times were tough Morally The problem She had heartache She lost her husband He was a good man She had hardship She was lonely She was burdened She was confused She had helplessness Her sons were to be taken She had hopelessness She could not pay the debt she owed The petition She didn't say much She cried out to the man of God The provision It is timely It is not always comfortable It is always perfect It is telling It reveals how God likes to work Little has great potential in the hands of God It is teaming God is able God is unlimited

There is None Else

2020-04-28T11:11:06-05:00April 26th, 2020|

Date: April 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 8:12-54 |

“Huge as this universe is, God has complete power over it, as you have over the ball which you toss in your hand.” – C. H. Spurgeon God is worthy of our worship 1 Kings 8:12-54 This entails prayer, 1 Kings 8:28-29, 45 This involves confession, 1 Kings 8:33,35 This involves obedience, 1 Kings 8:36 This requires time God is worthy of our praise 1 Kings 8:55-56 God is worthy of our devotion 1 Kings 8:57-61 Starts with the heart, 1 Kings 8:58 Continues with prayer, 1 Kings 8:59 Shown by our walk, 1 Kings 8:61 How big is God! How big and wide His vast domain! To try to tell these lips

Final Words

2020-04-27T11:00:57-05:00April 26th, 2020|

Date: April 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 2:1-9 |

A Study of “All” In relation to sin: Genesis 2:2-3; Job 34:15; Psalm 9:17; Romans 3:9-12 In relation to salvation: Romans 5:18; 1 Cor. 15:22; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Col. 1:20 “We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” Patrick Henry Keep God first 1 Kings 2:3-4 Take responsibility Be informed Walk obediently Keep guard on your kingdom 1 Kings 2:5-9 Foes Friends Success (from The Ladder of St. Augustine) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We have not wings, we cannot soar;

The Four Prophets of Mt. Carmel

2019-04-28T00:03:23-05:00April 25th, 2019|

Date: April 25, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 KIngs 18:1-21 |

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The counterfeit prophets The devil has his counterfeits Sadly, he is recruiting people for his army at a high rate The cowardly prophets When the going gets tough, head to the cave and hide The compromising prophet Watch out for "Well...I don't see anything wrong with that!" Maybe you should ask "What is right with it?" The courageous prophet He was there (1 Kings 18:8) He was filled and controlled by the Spirit of God

Where is the Lord God of Elijah?

2021-01-22T11:48:26-06:00July 16th, 2018|

Date: January 4, 2015

Bible Text: 2 Kings 2:9-14 |

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II Kings 2:9-14, “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of
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