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Prayer

2022-10-23T10:21:14-05:00October 16th, 2022|

Date: October 16, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Luke 3:22 |

An Entrance - The Heavens were opened Private prayer Public prayer Humbly Intensely An Enduement - The Holy Spirit descended A Blessed Endorsement - Fatherly affirmation

An Honest Mistake

2022-04-26T22:59:51-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:38-44; John 7:24; Matthew 7:1-5 |

Series:

What is an honest mistake? Not purposeful sin Lack of Information Lack of Ability God shows mercy when He can, judgment when He must. Honest mistakes do have consequences Guilty vs. Responsibility Christians could take advice from leaders in the Old Testament who did not participate in the guilt of Israel, preached against it, but took responsibility for it in their prayers. The leader must be careful for how they deal with honest mistakes Did not draw attention to the person The offender should not be overly sensitive Try to be patient with the leader if you are the offender The leader is wrong if they handle it wrong, but the offender is

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

Hamartiology – The Doctrine of Sin – Part 4

2021-05-23T22:07:48-05:00May 23rd, 2021|

Date: May 23, 2021 ()

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Hamartiology: The Seven-Fold Victory Over Sin Through Christ Opening text and thought: Revelation 12:10-11; Hebrews 2:14-15 “Outside of Christ, I am only a sinner, but in Christ, I am saved. Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full. Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong. Outside of Christ, I cannot; in Christ, I am more than able. Outside of Christ,I have been defeated; in Christ, I am already victorious. How meaningful are the words, ‘in Christ’.” (Watchman Nee) Why does God allow sin? Allows us to understand the amazing grace of God How Christ has defeated sin? Sin defiles, but

The Battle of Armageddon and The Second Coming

2021-06-20T19:03:42-05:00September 20th, 2020|

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 16 |

Series:

Some Misconceptions Armageddon is not the end of the world The saved saints will not be on the earth A misunderstanding of dispensations The Setting The Second Coming The Slaughter of the Enemy The Carnage The Conqueror Application Be Aware Be Awake Be Watching Be Ready   Some helpful resources: "Armageddon" by Dr. Randy Starr "To the Seven Churches: A Commentary on the Apocalypse of Jesus Christ" by Dr. Thomas Strouse "The Future According to the Bible" by David W. Cloud (available at wayoflife.org - eBook or print) wayoflife.org (many articles about the end times) "Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology" by J. Dwight Pentecost (pages 229-258) "Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee: 1 Corinthians through Revelation"

End Times: The Rapture

2021-11-14T20:48:20-06:00August 30th, 2020|

Date: August 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Thesalonians 4:13-18 |

Series:

The Clear Teaching of the Rapture in Scripture The Bible teaches that Christ will come again Christ foretold of it himself - John 14 The angels told the disciples at Christ's ascent - Acts 1 The communion table is a reminder of Christ's coming - 1 Corinthians 11 The Bible teaches that Christ's return is imminent The saints would be removed - Revelations 3 Historically, God removed his people before bringing judgment Noah Rahab Lot The events in the book of Revelations are in chronological order (two parenthetical sections) The Antichrist will not be revealed until the Holy Spirit is gone (Thus believers filled with the Holy Spirit will be gone) The great tribulation

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

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

Does God Care How I Act?

2020-02-03T14:05:00-06:00February 2nd, 2020|

Date: February 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 23:20-33, Exodus 34 |

Exodus 23:20-33 Exodus 34:1-35 God cares about who you worship and serve Exodus 23:24,25,32 Exodus 34:14-15, 17 God cares about who you associate with Exodus 23:32-33 Exodus 34: 12-13 God promises blessings on those who obey His Word God promised to bring Israel into the promised land. God promised to wipe out Israel’s enemies. God promised to provide Israel with food and water. God’s future promises to the believer. Conclusion Exodus 23:29-30 The Christian life is a daily work for the believer. “The Christian life is very much like climbing a hill of ice. You cannot slide up. You

The Redemption of Ruth

2019-12-17T13:16:37-06:00December 12th, 2019|

Date: December 12, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 4:4-5; Ruth 3 |

Lessons from Ruth's redemption The Approach to Redemption She had to go to the threshingfloor To the right one Required action Had to come herself Mom couldn't go for her She understood her place (came humbly) The Appeal of Redemption His job was well done Total reliance The Answer of Redemption She had worries, no right to ask He had no hesitance, gave an immediate answer He had already decided.  Salvation is already decided.  We ask, the answer is yes! The Act of Redemption Boaz first had to satisfy the requirements of the law To purchase salvation, somebody had to die. Christ came at Christmas to pay that price for us! It was a one-sided work Boaz had to

Developing a Faith that Pleases God

2019-09-24T10:58:15-05:00September 22nd, 2019|

Date: September 22, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 11:6 |

The Concept of Faith Defined - understanding, receiving, and believing God's word Ways we cannot please God We cannot please God with our flesh - Romans 8:6-8 We cannot please God without a pure gospel - Galatians 1:9-10 We cannot please God without being in his word- I Thessalonians 2:13-15 Faith's Foundation - Hebrews 11:1-3 Substance - a foundation of things hoped for Evidence - conviction of things not seen Faith's Formation - Examples Abel had a divine way of worshiping - Cain vs. Abel Cain did his own thing his own way Able did things God's way Enoch had a divine way of walking - Enoch vs. Lamech Enoch walked with God Lamech walked in

Quenching the Spirit – Sins Against the Holy Spirit Part 3 of 3 – Pastor Steve Damron

2018-10-24T08:49:57-05:00March 18th, 2018|

Date: March 18, 2018

Bible Text: 1 Thessalonians 5 |

Series:

I Thessalonians 5:19 We are going to be looking at 1st Thessalonians chapter 5. Our last thought and as far as the sins against the spirit and I think it's fitting that we consider this as we come to the elements. The Holy Spirit is the one person of the Godhead that nudges us, convicts us and brings us to that point. So I think it is very important that we understand how we can offend him. We will be looking at 1st Thessalonians chapter 5. There was a minister that was coming up to preach at
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