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Beware of Your Enemy: The Devil

2022-11-27T14:30:41-06:00November 20th, 2022|

Date: November 20, 2022 ()

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His true identity Names of the Devil: The Wicked One The Destroyer The Great Dragon That Old Serpent Devil Adversary The Tempter His beginning His current dwelling Walking about Seeking to devour His desire He wants to get an advantage over you He wants you to lay down your weapons He wants to get you addicted to sin His Close the door Be on guard Suit up Fight back

Continue To Grow – Part 2

2022-11-06T10:05:53-06:00October 23rd, 2022|

Date: October 23, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3 |

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Why should we grow? Growth is natural Growth is exciting Growth is commanded In what area should we grow? Grace Knowledge How can we grow? Stay healthy Identify our sin Deal with it thoroughly Eat right Scripture reading Church attendance Get some more 3 Things to grow as a Christian: _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

The “I Am’s” of Being in Christ

2022-07-11T10:24:38-05:00July 10th, 2022|

Date: July 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 2:20 |

When the great I Am is living in you, your "I Am's" will change! Introduction: I Am Crucified Galatians 2:20 Servant Separated Sent Seven "C's" of a changed "I Am" Compassion (I am Debtor) Romans 1:14 Commitment (I am Ready) Romans 1:15 Courage (I am Not Ashamed) Romans 1:16 Conviction (I am Carnal) Romans 7:14 Confidence (I am Persuaded) Romans 8:38 Concern (I am Sure) Romans 15:29 Cheer (I am Glad) Romans 16:19

Maintaining Your Integrity

2022-04-28T12:56:02-05:00April 28th, 2022|

Date: April 28, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 4:17 |

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Potential stages of growth Self-Aware Self-Absorbed Content, just don't care anymore Are you ready to stand before God?  Judge yourself now! Continue to sigh over sin God is holy Sin still bothers Him Does sin bother you? Ezekiel 9:3-6 Continue to pray for sinners Ask God to help you see yourself in the mirror of scripture God wants all to be saved Pray for authorities 1 Timothy 2:1-6 Proper prayers from God's people are never wasted! - Revelation 8:1-6 Continue to shine the sinless light Don't walk like the darkness around you Walk in His light Matthew 5:13-16 1 John 1:5-7

Meekness

2022-03-10T19:51:05-06:00February 27th, 2022|

Date: February 27, 2022 ()

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Introduction: Meekness stands out as a unique character traait because it is a special combination of two traits often viewed as opposites--gentleness and strength.  Through submission to the work of the Spirit the inner man, gentleness and strength work in tandem -- this is meekness.   Meaning of Meekness Explained The word meek (or meekness) in found in both the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament word carries the idea of (one who prefers to suffer wrong rather than to do wrong." The New Testament word promotes an attitude of submission in which one accepts God's dealings as good and chooses not to

The People in the Church

2022-02-13T10:23:03-06:00February 10th, 2022|

Date: February 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Acts 2 |

The Members of the Church Observations of Membership Next step after Baptism God's hand is in it Obligations of Membership Sanctify yourself Submit to God Separate Sacrifice Serve Soulwinning Discipling The Leaders of the Church The Pastor Titles Overseer Elder Bishop Pastor Shepherd Duties Rules Feeds Guides Protect Authority Speak Exhort Rebuke Qualifications The Deacons Servant Duties Serve Others Help the Pastor Qualifications

The LORD My Shepherd

2021-10-25T22:34:03-05:00September 30th, 2021|

Date: September 30, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 23 |

JEHOVAH ROHI, PSALM 23:1, THE LORD MY SHEPHERD The examination of Jehovah Rohi, the LORD my Shepherd. The translations. Genesis 4:2, “Keeper” to watch and protect. Proverbs 28:7, “Companion” to comfort and cheer. Judges 14:20, “Friend” to commune with and help. Jeremiah 17:16, “Pastor” to feed and advise. Genesis 13:7, “Herdsmen” to gather together. Psalm 23:1, “Shepherd” to lead and guide. The type. __________ as shepherds and wandering sheep. Church, the N.T. flock of Christ. The text. Jehovah Rohi: Shepherd, vs.1. Jehovah Jireh: Provider, vs.1, not want. Jehovah Shalom: Peace, vs.2, lie down. Jehovah Rapha: Healer, vs.3, restores. Jehovah Tsidkenu: Righteousness, vs.3. Jehovah Shammah: Presence, vs.4, with me. Jehovah Nissi: Banner, vs.5 banquet of victory over enemies. Jehovah M’Kaddesh:

Let Him Cast A Stone

2021-08-15T23:08:15-05:00August 15th, 2021|

Date: August 15, 2021 ()

Bible Text: John 8:1-11 |

Results of casting stones Makes you go to the Lord for the wrong reasons Makes you blind to carelessness and lack of compassion Makes you use God's Word to justify yourself Makes you blind to your own sin Destroys your relationship with the Savior Makes you a poor example

Adoption

2021-06-10T19:17:45-05:00June 3rd, 2021|

Date: June 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 8:15 |

The Meaning of Adoption The Condition of Adoption The Time of Adoption The Blessing of Adoption Become the object of God's peculiar love Bare a family likeness Share in the family love Share in the Father's comfort The Responsibility of Adoption

Teenage Fault Lines in the Book of Proverbs

2021-04-22T13:58:34-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Phlippians 4:9 |

How to Develop Teenagers for the Lord Fault lines in the earth are often not seen, but when they create earthquakes, those are seen.  So are the faults in a teenager's heart if not dealt with. Fault Line #1 - A Walk with God Example(s): Enoch; Noah Key Bible Passages: Gen. 5:22-24, 6:9; 2 Cor. 4:16; 1 John 2:13-14 Teaching Points Being with God is more important than Doing for God Walking with God must be the top priority for a believer Look for who God is in the text of scripture Seeing Points Let them see and hear from your personal

Choose Life

2021-03-28T21:59:39-05:00March 28th, 2021|

Date: March 28, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 30:19 |

Introduction: The free will of man Life originates from God Life & blessing is tied to obedience Death & cursing is tied to disobedience Genesis 1:17 Life is preserved by God Genesis 32:30 Life has purpose in God Path is revealed Prosperity is assured Power is in Him

Being Upside-Down

2021-03-07T14:04:08-06:00March 4th, 2021|

Date: March 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 5:8-30 |

A Study of Isaiah 5 Seven Woes The Woe of Materialism Isaiah 5:8 It's never enough! The Woe of Alcoholism Isaiah 5:11 The Woe of Entertainment Isaiah 5:12 The Woe of Sin Indulgence Isaiah 5:18-19 The Woe of Perverted Justice Isaiah 5:20 The Woe of Self-Importance Isaiah 5:21 The Woe of Punishing Right Isaiah 5:22-23 The Curse of Up-Side Down Removal of God's Blessing and Protection Isaiah 5:5 Retribution for the Proud and Haughty Isaiah 5:13

Helps for Being Careful – Part 1

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00January 3rd, 2021|

Date: January 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 5:15 |

Thought: Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage. Why be careful - 1 Peter 5:8 A Devil that is accusing - Job 1, 2 A world that is watching - 2 Samuel 12:14 What to be careful of: Forgetting God in your life - Deuteronomy 6:3 Associations - Proverbs 1:10 Lustful temptations - 1 Corinthians 6:18, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:15 How to be careful Attentively - Nehemiah 8:8, Proverbs 2:1, 2:2, 4:1, 4:20, Deuteronomy 29 Listening Carefully - Ephesians 5:15 Destined for a Fall There was a people long ago Who had great riches, wealth untold; They built a

Spiritual Warfare Studies

2020-12-08T09:37:03-06:00December 6th, 2020|

Date: December 6, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians |

I have ever found that when I have thought the battle was over and the conquest gained, and so let down my watch, the enemy has risen up and done my greatest injury. - David Brainerd Know the Enemy Lucifer - Isaiah 14:12 Satan - 1 Chronicles 21:1 Devil - Matthew 4:1 Prince of devils - Matthew 9:34; 12:24 Lion - 1 Peter 5:8 Additional Names Dragon - Revelation 12:9 god - 2 Corinthians 4:4 Equip with Weapons - 2 Corinthians 10:4 Defensive armor Belt of truth Breastplate of righteousness Shoes of the Gospel of peace Shield of faith Helmet of salvation Offensive armor - Ephesians 6 Sword of the Spirit Prayer Keys to Victory Depend on your Commander Don't faint Have a sound

Ingredients for A Perfect Church

2020-12-01T13:43:38-06:00November 29th, 2020|

Date: November 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 1 |

1 Corinthians 1 “You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.” –Leonard Ravenhill A sanctified church - 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Positional aspect Practical aspect A Christ-filled church - 1 Corinthians 1:4-6 The purpose of sanctification - 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 The point of our preaching - 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 A saving message - 1 Corinthians 1:18, 22-23 A solemn message - 1 Corinthians 1:23-25 A purified church - 1 Corinthians 1:7-8 A secure church - 1 Corinthians 1:8-9 “The glory of the gospel is that when the church

The Young Adult-Parent Relationship

2020-11-21T19:36:38-06:00November 19th, 2020|

Date: November 19, 2020 ()

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The transition from childhood to adulthood can be quite challenging.There is often tension between young adults and their parents.The young adult thinks he knows more than he does, and parents can think that their children don’t know as much as they do.There can be many misunderstandings between young adults and parents, most of which result from a lack of understanding each other’s roles. Young Adults Dangers Thinking you know more than you do (Proverbs 4:1-4) Think you are right when you are wrong (Proverbs 14:12) Forgetting the dangers of being a young adult (2 Timothy 2:22) Desiring your own way (Proverbs 18:2, 1 Timothy 4:12) Going your own

Rebellion in the Home

2020-11-10T13:26:21-06:00November 5th, 2020|

Date: November 5, 2020 ()

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Dealing with Rebellion Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. The first rebellion was when Satan tried to exalt himself above God. Satan rebelled against God because he was filled with pride. King Uzziah was a great king for almost 52 years. As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper. Let every soul be subject unto the higher power. Every person is to be subject to the governing authority over them. There are FIVE spheres of Human Authority: Legitimate state authority over its citizens. Legitimate parental authority over their children. Legitimate authority of husbands over their wives. Legitimate authority

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

Lessons on Separation

2020-06-09T11:13:48-05:00June 7th, 2020|

Date: June 7, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ezra 9-10 |

Ezra 9-10 “Christians can never sin cheaply; they pay a heavy price for iniquity. Transgression destroys peace of mind, obscures fellowship with Jesus, hinders prayer, brings darkness over the soul; therefore be not the serf and bondman of sin.”-CH Spurgeon The purpose of separation Key Verse: “He shall separate himself from...unto the Lord” (Numbers 6:1-12) Not: Because they were a superior people - Deuteronomy 7:6-8; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 To live in a communal lifestyle - John 17:14-16; 1 Corinthians 5:9-10 It was to help them: Avoid false worship - 1 Peter 1:15-16; Philippians 2:15 Avoid worldly tendencies - 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2 3.Identify as God's

The Wonder of the Cross

2020-04-13T15:39:17-05:00April 13th, 2020|

Date: April 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-23 |

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The Shame in the Cross, Matthew 27:33 Scripture references: Leviticus 4 / Hebrews 13 The Savior of the Cross, 1 Peter 2 Parable of the Lost Son, Matthew 21: 33-44 References: 1 Peter 2:22 / Hebrews 4:15 / Hebrews 7:26 The Salvation in the Cross, Matthew 27:50-54 Sin’s penalty was paid Man’s reconciliation was procured “God was not changed, for He had always loved the world; nor was the world changed, for it continued in sinful rebellion against God. But by the death of Christ the relationship between God and the world was changed.” – C. I. Scofield Man of sorrows what a name for the

First Fruits: A Picture of Giving

2020-03-16T14:56:57-05:00March 15th, 2020|

Date: March 15, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 26:1-8 |

Giving Brings Remembrance Past deliverance Present provision God Expects A Return He deserves our best, because He gave us His best When we give, we gain an appreciation for what we have been given Giving Brings Rejoicing It is a binding agreement: God gives back It is only reasonable for us to give

Lesson 11: Teaching Your Children to Walk with God

2021-09-30T12:12:50-05:00February 27th, 2020|

Date: February 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 10:42 |

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Picture - a young child learning to walk Start early. Strengthen them. Provide examples. Let them cruise. (strengthen a good thing) Hold their hand. Establish boundaries. Correct their gait. (Proverbs 22:15) Cheer them on. (Proverbs 12:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Matthew 25:21) Other verses about edifying one another: Ephesians 4:29, Romans 14:19, Romans 15:2, 1 Corinthians 12:19. Principles Children must learn to walk with God. (Micah 6:8, Leviticus 18:4) Parents must teach their children to walk with God. (Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 3:15) Parents and children must understand what it means to walk with God. Desire for God (Hebrews 11:5-6) Living for God (Genesis 6:8-9, 11) Communication with God (Genesis 6:13) Obedience to God (Genesis 6:14, 22) Agreement with God

Leprosy in the Bible

2020-04-12T11:52:11-05:00February 18th, 2020|

Date: February 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Leviticus 13-14 |

Nine times in Scripture, God said be holy, for I am holy! This is the major theme of the book of Leviticus. This book teaches how to avoid sin and grow in holiness to the Lord. Leprosy was not a respecter of persons Examples of people who had leprosy in Scripture Miriam Naaman King Uzziah Verses to show that all of man is filled with sin Psalm 51:5 Romans 3:23 Romans 6:23 1 John 1:8-10 Leprosy made man unclean and contagious The word unclean is used over 180 times Leprosy had to be dealt with severely “As the salt flavors every drop in the Atlantic, so does sin affect
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