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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 |

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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

Wounded Warriors

2021-05-17T21:55:05-05:00May 16th, 2021|

Date: May 16, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-5 |

Reasons why we might not be reporting for duty: We could be scarred by sin Sin makes us unable to serve - 2 Timothy 2:4s Sin makes us unfit for service Sin makes us unconcerned about souls We could be sidelined through suffering We could be silenced through sorrow

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

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

How to Have Personal Revival

2021-03-20T19:50:23-05:00March 14th, 2021|

Date: March 14, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 6 |

Opening thought: When is the last time you heard the voice of God in your Bible reading? When is the last time you were truly brought to your knees over your sin-sick soul? When is the last time you were able to ponder the holiness of our God and Savior? Background: In the year King Uzziah died Scripture references: 2 Kings 15:1-7 2 Chronicles 26:15-21   The Vision of the Supreme - Isaiah 6:1-4 His Place: "sitting upon a throne" His Position: "high and lifted up" His Power: "His train filled the temple"/ "the posts of the door moved" His Praise: the seraphims cried out, "Holy, Holy, Holy" The vision of our

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

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

The World’s Worst Disease

2020-05-04T11:47:25-05:00March 1st, 2020|

Date: March 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 5 |

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The Gospel is free, but it cost a lot! ~ Evangelist Gary Gillmore Naaman The man was great He was honorable He was honest He was courageous The maid he captured She was compassionate She had confidence (Faith) The mistake he made He thought the King could take care of his problem He really needed mercy from God The message he heard Plain: Cleansing comes from the prophet, not the king Simple: Go dip in the river - close by Free! - couldn't do it his own way The method he accepted A change of mind Recognized he was a leper Obedience to the only way of cleansing Thank you very much it is a joy to be here

Lesson 10: Ten Truths to Teach Children

2020-02-27T19:33:17-06:00February 20th, 2020|

Date: February 20, 2020 ()

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All that glitters is not gold Bible verse– “stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there” (Proverbs 9:17-18) Bible story– The account of Samson in Judges 13-16 Truth illustrated– Cotton candy or the five cent hamburger may not really be that great after all.  Children are valuable and should not be dealt with or live on a whim. Life will frequently seem to be unfair Bible verse– “...Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to

What the Bible says about Having Compassion

2019-09-03T10:40:07-05:00September 1st, 2019|

Date: September 1, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 1:43 |

A study of the Compassion of Christ Introduction:  I would like to consider what the Bible has to say about compassion. The life of Christ is categorized by many events, parables and miracles. However, I would like to look at one aspect that defines Jesus real person – He was a compassionate person. God is a compassionate God - Exodus 34:6; 2 Kings 13:23; Psalms 116:5; Isaiah 40:11 Christ is a compassionate Savior - Matthew 4:23-24; Luke 19:41; John 13:1 I. The compassionate life of our Savior He sought out men, John 1:43 He waited for men, John 3:2 He went out of His way

Passing on the Baton

2019-05-16T19:56:38-05:00May 16th, 2019|

Date: May 16, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 2:1-11 |

The tracing of the stops of Elijah on his goodbye tour Gilgal Bethel Jericho Jordan The testing of the servant "The Divine Tease" Why? Luke 24:27-29; Mark 6:48 Elijah gave Elisha a chance to stay back three times He really wanted to see if he would follow him Qualities? Persistent Loyalty Persistent work ethic Persistent dedication (1 Corinthians 15:58) The transferring of the spirit of Elijah Many Christians get in trouble because they live so close to the world that they get sucked in!

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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