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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

Universal Education

2022-10-18T22:26:05-05:00October 6th, 2022|

Date: October 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4-9 |

1.   Verses Genesis 1:1 – God is eternal Deuteronomy 6:4-9 – We should love God supremely; also teach our children how to love Him supremely John 1:1-3 – Jesus is also God 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 – everything we know needs to be submitted to Jesus Christ Colossians 2:2-3 – all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ 2.   Universal education God made the world where education is the family’s responsibility Ways to educate Personally – homeschooling Delegate – parents are in charge, give responsibility to somebody else Two lies of the public school “The government can guarantee quality” “Government education is neutral towards religion and philosophy” A level of universal education Should be a

We Are Workers Together With Him

2022-05-16T21:37:24-05:00May 12th, 2022|

Date: May 12, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 6:1 |

Be a worker that... Reconciles souls to Christ Believes it is a great day to serve God Approves himself as a minister of God Is faithful through trials Lives by God's principles and power Is aware of the paradoxes and contradictions of living for Christ Is separated from the world unto God

Breaking Bad Habits

2022-03-20T09:56:24-05:00March 6th, 2022|

Date: March 6, 2022 ()

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What are habits? Definition: A practice that has been repeated so frequently that it becomes second nature, sometimes involuntarily Examples Brushing teeth Looking before crossing the street What makes habits sinful? A habit becomes a sin under two conditions It is sinful if it violates a clear command or principle from the Bible Drinking Ephesians 5:18 Proverbs 23:29-3 Smoking 1 Corinthians 3:17 Pornography Matthew 5:28 Exodus 20:14 Exodus 20:17 Exodus 20:3 It is sinful when it assumes control of you Yard sales Video Games Where do we turn for hope? 2 Corinthians 5:17 1 John 5:4-5 Galatians 6:7

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

Ruling Your Emotions

2022-02-27T14:41:47-06:00February 20th, 2022|

Date: February 20, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 |

Introduction Two types of emotions Harmful Healthy You will either rule your emotions or be ruled by them. How to keep your eyes on the Lord Turn on some good, spiritual music Get in the Word of God Conquer harmful emotions "I'm hurt" "I'm broken" "I'm confused" "I'm afraid" "I'm sad" "I'm discouraged" "I'm angry" "I'm bitter" "I'm tired" "I'm suspicious" Cultivate helpful emotions "I'm grateful" "I'm hopeful" "I'm happy" "I'm trusting"      

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 Unspeakable Gift

2021-12-05T21:08:49-06:00December 5th, 2021|

Date: December 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 9:15 |

• His Virgin Birth • His Virtuous Life • His Vicarious Death • His Victorious Resurrection • His Visible Ascension   “Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man—His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God —when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.” - Vance Havner   The Desire Of All Nations Came Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! The Desire of all nations came! He came to save us from our sin. Jesus Christ is His holy name! “Glory to God in the highest!” Sang the angels, a glorious sight! “Peace on earth, good will

Why Did He Do It?

2021-11-11T21:20:53-06:00November 11th, 2021|

Date: November 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 5:1-8 |

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Somebody died for you to save you from your sins - Romans 5:8 Somebody died for you to save you from yourself - 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 Somebody died for you so you could have a story to tell - Romans 1:16; Ephesians 3:8 The fastest growing religion in America is the new religion of self-worship

Jesus: God’s Love Revealed

2021-10-05T14:52:52-05:00October 3rd, 2021|

Date: October 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-3 |

How is Jesus superior? He is superior as a spokesman He is superior as a Son He is superior in status He is superior as source He is superior in splendor He is superior as substance He is superior as sustainer He is superior as sacrifice He is superior as Sovereign   How did God show His Love? He has revealed this through a pathway of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Colossians 1:21 He has revealed this through sending His only begotten Son. Romans 5:8-11 He has revealed this through His Word. Why did God show His Love through Christ? There needed to be a payment for sin Romans 5:12-14 There needed to be a path for sinners to

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:

Too Much

2021-08-17T09:28:08-05:00August 12th, 2021|

Date: August 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 35:4-36:7 |

An Offering Announced Willing Hearts Gave Areas to think about: Sacrifice & Self-Denial Personal Involvement Other types of gifts Devotional Service Ideas What can stir your heart to give? Love for God Desire to be in God's presence Gratitude for His provision Faith in His promises Trust and obedience

Hamartiology – The Doctrine of Sin – Part 5

2021-05-23T22:36:50-05:00May 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? Experience God's amazing grace To become dependent on his Spirit Are all sins equal? All sins are equal

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

Four Tips for Developing Convictions in Young People

2021-04-22T19:31:43-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Titus 2:11-12 |

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Help them to understand Biblical principles 1 John 2:15-17, Romans 12:2, Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:29; 12:28 Separation is a Biblical concept Separation has never been popular Have Biblical Convictions Children will gravitate to the parent with the least/lower convictions You cannot lead where you have not already gone yourself Teach your children Biblical Convictions Not just things you can or can't do Love+Discipline, Grace and Truth work together Be Consistent Inconsistency breeds rebellion Teach convictions, and be consistent in your actions as well

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

Helps for a Godly Marriage

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 |

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Intro: Benefits of Companionship Work with one another Ecclesiastes 4:9 Example: Priscilla and Aquila Productivity increases when a husband and wife work together Lift up one another Ecclesiastes 4:10 Stir up one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Comfort one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Stand with and for one another Ecclesiastes 4:12 Worship with one another Ecclesiastes 4:12

God’s Masterpiece

2021-04-06T17:16:28-05:00April 4th, 2021|

Date: April 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Luke 23:32-38 |

The Work of the Cross The Way of the Cross The Wonder of the Cross "In Jesus Christ on the cross there is refuge; there is safety; there is shelter; and all the power of sin upon our track cannot reach us when we have taken shelter under the cross that atones for our sins." - A. C. Dixon

Christ in You

2021-04-20T11:11:14-05:00February 7th, 2021|

Date: February 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 1:25-29 |

Many times we try to live the Christian life in our own strength but fail. We must realize that Christ wants to work through us.   Christ Is Our Hope Hope for Heaven Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:12 Isaiah 64:6 1 John 5:12 Hope for here 2 Corinthians 3:18 2 Corinthians 5:17 Our Help Romans 7:15 Romans 7:24-25 Matthew 11:28-30 Galatians 2:20 John 15:5 Our Happiness Happy Because of Forgiveness Matthew 1:23 Romans 6:14 2 Corinthians 3:17 Happy Because of Freedom 2 Corinthians 3:17 Happy Because of Fellowship 1 John 1:3-4 “I have a great need for Christ: I have a great Christ for my need.” ~ C. H. Spurgeon “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ

A Holy Lifestyle in an Unholy World

2021-01-12T11:38:13-06:00January 7th, 2021|

Date: January 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:13-17 |

Three helps for developing a holy lifestyle Be focused on Christ's coming Begins in the mind Requires spiritual alertness Motivated by Grace Be obedient to the Father in all of life Break with past lifestyle Erase the distinction between sacred and secular Be growing in personal knowledge of God's holiness

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

Beware of the Spirit of Judas

2020-10-20T14:43:45-05:00October 18th, 2020|

Date: October 18, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Mark 14 |

Mark 14 Thought: The dark story of Judas Iscariot is one of the most tragic and mysterious records in Scripture. In the Biblical listing of the twelve disciples, he is always listed as last in line. He has become best known for his day of infamy, the betrayal of our Savior.In Dante’s passage through hell, Judas is depicted as occupying the lowest circle with Lucifer enduring his “worst punishment” banned and shunned even in the caverns of the damned. –taken from All of the Apostles, Lockyer, p. 99-100. The Privilege of Judas He was an apostle Matthew 10:4 Mark 3:19 Luke 6:16 He was the treasurer Luke 8:1-3 John
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