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What Is God Like

2022-05-31T15:08:14-05:00May 29th, 2022|

Date: May 29, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Job 36:26 |

God is Holy Cannot sin Cannot look on sin Cannot overlook sin God is Omniscient He knows you personally He is acquainted with all of your thoughts He is acquainted with all your ways God is Justice God is Grace

Christian Warfare – Girded with Truth

2022-03-10T19:50:21-06:00February 6th, 2022|

Date: February 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:10-18 |

What Truth is? Let’s find the truth. God is the source of truth. Exodus 34:6 Deuteronomy 32:4 Psalm 86:15 God’s Word is a path of truth. Psalm 25:10 Psalm 33:4 Psalm 119:30 Psalm 119:43 Psalm 119:142 Psalm 119:151 John 17:17 Let’s not deny the truth in our lives. Where to put Truth? Explanation of the belt of truth in relation to soldiers Explanation of the spiritual truth in relation to vulnerability The Truth applied to our lives Fellowship with God requires truth Psalm 15:1-5 Service should be in truth 1 Samuel 12:24 Fellowship is through His truth Psalm 43:3 It will take work for the believer to keep the truth. Proverbs 3:1-6

The Hand of God

2021-12-14T10:19:49-06:00December 12th, 2021|

Date: December 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 31:15 |

Humbling Hand Points Daniel 5:1-6 Pushes James 4:6 Daniel 4:37 Proverbs 16:18 Punishes 1 Samuel 5:11 1 Samuel 12:15 Presses Psalm 38 Healing Hand Notice how it can heal us : Physically Mark 7:31-35 Spiritually Mark 9:27 Mentally Mark 5:15 Emotionally Matthew 17:5-7 Helping Hand Stabilizes Matthew 14:29-31 Protects John 10:27-28 Leads Mark 8:22-25 Delivers Hebrews 8:9 Upholds Psalm 37:24 Psalm 63:8 Psalm145:14 Strengthens Ezra 7: 28 Lifts Psalm 113:7 Converts Acts 11:21 Revives Luke 7:14 Saves Isaiah 59:1-2 Psalm 40:1 Romans 10:13

Not Yet

2021-12-09T21:33:29-06:00December 9th, 2021|

Date: December 9, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 3:7 |

The More we serve, the more we get to know Him! How to Know God Service Being in God's Word Listening to the man of God Talk to God Your Christianity is what you do with God when you are not at church.

Every Promise in the Book is Mine

2021-09-06T17:28:35-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: |

Promises that bring comfort Christ is unmatched in power and glory 1 Samuel 2:2 God will give you rest Matthew 11:28-29 Promises that bring courage God's Word brings success Joshua 1:8-9 Abiding in Christ produces bountiful fruit John 15:1-8 Promises that bring caution Sin will never go unpunished Nehemiah 1:3-8 Sin sets you up for failure 2 Peter 1:4-8 The greatest promise Salvation 1 John 1:9 John 3:16

A Faith for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

2021-01-26T17:02:51-06:00January 24th, 2021|

Date: January 24, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 15 |

Character Studies –Abraham “Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One Who is leading.” - Oswald Chambers Opening thought: All of us, if we are honest, struggle with our faith at times. In the midst of life, we wonder where God is and how He is going to work in our circumstances. Yesterday’s Faith—“After these things” Yesterday, Abraham had gone to rescue Lot. Yesterday, Abraham had worshiped God. Yesterday, Abraham had refused the world’s spoils - Genesis 14:2 Today’s Faith—“And he brought him forth abroad” - Genesis 15:1 Today, I have the Word of

The Blessing of Brokenness

2022-10-09T11:05:53-05:00November 12th, 2020|

Date: November 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 51:16-19 |

Series:

What is brokenness? What it is not Being gloomy Being self-focused Going through a severe trial Just an emotional experience What it is The right view of one's sin - Psalms 51:1-4 The right view of the Savior - Isaiah 6:1-5 Quick to confess - 1 John 1:9 Repentance of one's stubborn will - Psalms 51:5-14 Coming to the end of one's self - 1 Samuel 15:17-23 Absolute surrender to God A return to God's presence - Psalms 34:8-18; 51:1-17

King Asa (Part 1)

2020-06-02T10:40:08-05:00May 31st, 2020|

Date: May 31, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Chronicles 14-16 |

The craving of the Jews for a visible head was a revolt against the sovereignty of God. They became enamored with the pomp and glory of surrounding kings and nations. God never intended His people to be the subjects of an earthly ruler, but a “kingdom of priests” and “a holy nation” with Himself as their King. (consider Exodus 19, 1 Samuel 8) The background of King Asa Abijah or Abijam Asa The devotion of King Asa - 2 Chronicles 14-15 The character of Asa A man of priorities - 2 Chronicles 14:2-4 A man of peace & preparation - 2 Chronicles 6-7 A man of prayer - 2

Great Women of the Bible

2021-06-10T20:12:45-05:00May 10th, 2020|

Date: May 10, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4 |

2 Kings 4 Examples of mothers in Scripture: Naomi Hagar Hannah Elizabeth Examples of mothers in history: Nero's mother - Murderess Lord Byron's mother - Proud intellectual John Wesley's mother - Spiritual George Washington's mother - Plain and sensible I. Lessons from a distraught mother Go to God for your needs Follow the Lord’s commands Lead your children in following God II. Lessons from a faithful mother Make space for God in your home Her perception, “as oft as he passed by” Her persuasion, “she constrained him to eat bread” Service to God is its own reward Find opportunities to serve God in your house Use your means to serve God and provide for others Trust God with your children “Being a

“I Can’t” Christianity

2020-04-17T13:08:39-05:00April 16th, 2020|

Date: April 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Numbers 11:1-15 |

A Heavy Heart The cause of the heavy heart The Christian life is a life of conflict, not comfort The complication of a heavy heart Moses had a heavy heart for a very long time God doesn't plan for us to carry a burden too heavy for us The cure for a heavy burden We should take it to the LORD God's work must be done with His help A Heartfelt Honesty Not all complaining is not the same Moses was crying to God, not against God Complaining can be an expression of grief, not finding fault and finding resentment The right kind of complaining brings relief Not all of our requests are granted Moses was

Life in the Pits

2020-03-28T20:56:29-05:00March 28th, 2020|

Date: March 28, 2020 ()

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Series:

How do you handle your life in the low times? The Pit of Privation- Joseph (Genesis 37-39) Privation=lacking essentials Joseph experienced absolute isolation Genesis 37 The Pit of Persecution -Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38) The Pit of Pity - King Saul (1 Samuel 18) The Pit of Punishment Temporal Pit - Jonah 2 Eternal Pit - Isaiah 14:15 The Pit of Prayer - David, Daniel (Psalm 40:1) The Pit of Patience - David (Psalm 40:2) The Pit of Praise - David (Psalm 40:3) The Pit of Power - David (Psalm 40:2-3)

Lesson 5: Bible Principles for Parents

2019-11-15T13:33:51-06:00November 14th, 2019|

Date: November 14, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 3:8-11 |

Series:

This is lesson five of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Seven Examples Adam The deceived father Genesis 3:8-11 Abraham The obedient father Genesis 22:2-3 Joshua The determined father Joshua 24:15 Elimelech The side-tracked father Ruth 1:2-3 Hannah The understanding mother 1 Samuel 1:11,20,27-28 Eli The lazy father 1 Samuel 3:12-13 Jehoshaphat The compromising father II Chronicles 18:1 Seven Commands Teach them Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Teach: “to ‘whet’ or ‘sharpen,’ by means of intensity and repetition.” Aim them Psalm 127:3-5 The word “man” in this passage references, in particular, a man-of-war. Chasten them Proverbs 13:24 Chasten: “to correct, restrain, bind, or reduce to obedience.” Train them Proverbs 22:6 Train: “first instruction or direction.” Do not provoke them Ephesians 6:4-5 Wrath (in particular), along with other works of the flesh (as listed in Galatians 5), is a great

Don’t Die Like A Fool

2019-11-11T16:30:42-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Samuel 2:18-24, 3:24-34 |

Series:

Close is not good enough Your familiarity with truth does not forgive your sin. Reasons why Abner allowed himself to die in the gate when he could have lived in the city. He forgot his position He was distracted He forgot his relationship with Joab Jesus didn't come to condemn the world, it's already condemned. He thought he was safe Cities of Refuge and their picture of Christ God appointed them - He knew they would be needed, a picture of Grace God's word announced the cities (Joshua 20:7) Anyone could access them - the way to the cities was to be clear Christ is better than the cities of refuge We

The Real Warrior

2019-11-06T10:15:23-06:00November 5th, 2019|

Date: November 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 17:50 |

Series:

Fake Warriors 1. The Showy Warrior - Eliab, looks good on the outside 2. The Short-Time Warrior - King Saul, started out good but got distracted 3. The Scared Warrior - The Real Warrior - David 1. Responsible 1 Sam 16:11 2. Engaged, he didn't expect someone else to fight, he did 3. Attacking, 1 Sam 17:51, 52 4. Loving, 1 Sam 13:14  

Godly Ways to Worship the Lord

2019-06-24T13:38:35-05:00April 28th, 2019|

Date: April 28, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 22:5 |

    Godly Ways to Worship the Lord Why we worship Because He answers prayers Because He guides our lives Because of His deliverance How to worship By Sacrificing Genesis 22:5 Genesis 24:26 By Listening Joshua 5:13 By being Pure Psalms 66:4 1 Chronicles 16:39 By lifting up God's word Psalm 138 By Submitting to God Jeremiah 13:10 By having an attitude of worship Isaiah 6

Dangerous Ways to Handle Trials – Part 1

2019-03-17T18:05:07-05:00March 17th, 2019|

Date: March 17, 2019 ()

Bible Text: James 1:2-5 |

To see part 2, Click HERE Outline: Reacting in Anger Causes of Anger Blame Shame Pride What should we do? Seek God's help about the situation Get away from the anger's presence Obey God completely Get rid of anger fast (Ephesians 4:26-27) Becoming Bitter Distrust in God's providence An Unforgiving Spirit   Passages: I Samuel 25:13 Numbers 20:1-13 Hebrews 12:13-17 Ephesians 4:26-27 Genesis 27 Exodus 1 Job 7:5,11 Proverbs 17 Genesis 37, 42-43 Proverbs 3:5-6   To see part 2, Click HERE

My God is Able

2018-08-26T18:23:32-05:00August 26th, 2018|

Date: August 26, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 2-4 |

Outline: God is able to turn tragedy into triumph (Daniel 2) God is able to turn a furnace into a favor (Daniel 3) God is able to turn a pit into a place of peace (Daniel 6) God is able to turn a monarch into a mouse (Daniel 4)
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