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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

Winning the War Within

2022-01-11T22:50:15-06:00January 9th, 2022|

Date: January 9, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-17 |

All Christians can testify of a continuous battle in their hearts.  Part of us wants to do right, and part of us wants to sin.  Thankfully, the Bible gives us some steps to take to have victory.   Negative Steps to Take Detest Decrease Deny Die Positive Steps to Take Decide Dedicate Determine Depend Joy doesn't come by doing what you want.

The Good News of Christmas

2021-12-25T16:19:06-06:00December 19th, 2021|

Date: December 19, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Luke 2:10 |

• The good news that God is love. • The good news regarding forgiveness. • The good news concerning eternal life. • Good news regarding the home in Heaven.   Good News of Great Joy “For unto us a child is born” They could hear the angel cry. The lonely shepherds in a field Fixed their gaze on heaven high. So amazed, they stared in wonder At the angel’s ev’ry word, Trembling at the glorious sight And the proclamation heard. “Fear not! I bring good news to you Of joy for everyone; Go now to Bethlehem and see The incarnate Word, God's Son.”

Dealing with Discouragement Biblically

2021-10-26T20:04:38-05:00October 24th, 2021|

Date: October 24, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 42:5-11 |

How to Defeat Discouragement for Good Don't let your heart be ruled by what you see and what you hear - Psalm 27:7 Cry out to the Lord in prayer - Psalm 18:6, Philippians 4:6-7 Redirect your attention to God - Colossians 3:1-2 Three Things to Remember about God Remember God's goodness to you in the past - Jeremiah 17:7-8 Remember the Lord is with you - Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5 Remember the Lord's promise for the future - Psalm 16:11, Romans 8:18  

Helps for Crucifying the “Old Man” Part 1

2021-10-10T20:59:03-05:00October 10th, 2021|

Date: October 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 8:10-14 |

Understand the Conflict Within Me The Blessings of the Conflict Understanding the Old Man Theories about the Heart Man’s heart is pure and good. Man’s heart contains some evil and some good. Most men have only evil hearts. Jeremiah 17:9-10 Theories about the Old Man The old man does not change. The old man does not improve. Crucifying the Old Man Common Errors Misapplication of Scripture Biblical Guidelines Develop a strong faith. Being in the Word of God Be part of a church that emphasizes strong faith Daily crucify the old man.

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 Church of Laodicea

2021-09-06T18:53:00-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 3:14-22 |

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Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church The Chronology The Commendations: None The Condemnations Insincerity Self-Complacent Self-Sufficient Self-Deceit The Challenge Find Refined Gold - Come to Him for His Riches Go to the Word of God - Restock Your Wardrobe Restore Your Vision God wants you to have a relationship with Him by choice.

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

Be Ye Kind

2021-03-08T21:32:12-06:00March 7th, 2021|

Date: March 7, 2021 ()

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Scriptural references: Ecclesiastes 11:1-3 Luke 6:27-35 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 Ephesians 4:30-32 1 Peter 3:8-16 “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” -John Wesley Some false theories regarding Kindness Kindness is the first commandment - Matthew 22:37-40 Kindness supersedes confronting about sin - Proverbs 17:9; 28:13 Kindness is accepting of all people - 1 John Biblical teaching on kindness The OT teaching Kindness is part of God’s nature Psalm 25:6-8 Psalm 10 Psalm 31:21 Psalm117:2 Pray for God’s kindness upon the

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 Fathering of a King

2020-10-27T16:11:57-05:00October 22nd, 2020|

Date: October 22, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 13:1-22 |

The Story of Amnon The Privilege Amnon Had Amnon was the son of royalty Amnon was next in line for the throne Amnon was given his own house The Passing on of David’s Sin The Problems David Had David’s multiple wives David’s missing involvement He lacked discernment He lacked decisiveness

Privilege Brings Responsibility

2020-11-17T13:21:26-06:00September 17th, 2020|

Date: September 17, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Amos 3:1-10 |

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The Privilege of Salvation What are you holding back? The Path of Iniquity No agreement No hearing No testimony The Punishment of Iniquity You Reap what You Sow! If you have your Bibles this evening, we will be looking at Amos. The Book of Amos. If you have been continuing with our Bible reading, we just finished through Amos. Now it's starting to click along and by the end of September, we are in the New Testament. And then we will be done soon. All these little books we are knocking them out. Like, you know, a book a day. You know, reading Ezekiel, I did not think we

Final Words

2020-04-27T11:00:57-05:00April 26th, 2020|

Date: April 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 2:1-9 |

A Study of “All” In relation to sin: Genesis 2:2-3; Job 34:15; Psalm 9:17; Romans 3:9-12 In relation to salvation: Romans 5:18; 1 Cor. 15:22; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Col. 1:20 “We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” Patrick Henry Keep God first 1 Kings 2:3-4 Take responsibility Be informed Walk obediently Keep guard on your kingdom 1 Kings 2:5-9 Foes Friends Success (from The Ladder of St. Augustine) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We have not wings, we cannot soar;

The Miracle of the Resurrection

2020-04-13T13:24:00-05:00April 12th, 2020|

Date: April 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 1:1-14 |

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He is Risen, indeed! In the bonds of death, He lay who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen today, Christ hath brought us life again. Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah! - Martin Luther Scriptures on the resurrection: John 6:38-44; John 11:23-26; John 14: 19 Romans 4:19-25; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 1 Corinthians 15:12-23; Ephesians 1:20 Philippians 3:10; Colossians 1:18 The Majestic miracle, John 1:1-4 The Magnificent miracle, John 1:10-14 The Mightiest miracle, John 1:4-5, 14 Damnation was halted Romans 5 & 6 Deity was established Romans 1:4 Death was conquered Romans 8:2, 1 Corinthians 15:20 Heaven is possible 1 Corinthians 15:42-44;

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

Choices

2022-10-09T11:05:54-05:00February 9th, 2020|

Date: February 9, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 6:19-34 |

Don't let the good things in life rob you of the best things in life. - Herb Hutchinson A Choice of Loves A Choice of Looks A Choice of Lords

The Providence of God

2020-01-20T15:32:00-06:00January 19th, 2020|

Date: January 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 45, Genesis 50 |

  Definitions The providence of God does not make room for a deistic society Deism - God created the world and left it up to His creation to survive Pantheism - Everything is part of God, and God is a part of everything Providence Defined In theology, the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures. He that acknowledges a creation and denies a providence involves himself in a palpable contradiction; for the same power which caused a thing to exist is necessary to continue its existence. God directs his creation to fulfill His will Ideas in scripture God controls the whole earth - Acts 17:22 God's providence

Ten Timeless Truths for Today’s Students

2020-01-21T09:50:32-06:00January 16th, 2020|

Date: January 16, 2020 ()

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Your spirit always rules your day, not your circumstances (Proverbs 4:23) Put off sin and put on Godliness every single day (Ephesians 4:22) To do less than your best is sin (Colossians 3: 23) Whatever you would like to be done to you, do that that same to other people (Matthew 7:12) Your direction determines your destination It's by the grace of God, that we are what we are (I Corinthians 15:10) Throughout all eras and in every situation, we will reap what we sow (Galatians 6:9) Friendship with the world will always be enmity with God (James 4:4) Being apart of a clique is not

Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You

2019-12-29T12:05:05-06:00December 29th, 2019|

Date: December 29, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 3:16 |

Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Colossians 3:16 It is not the book that is to be altered, rather our hearts need altered by the Book!” - CH Spurgeon I. Some things to seek after      A. Look heavenly B. Look eternally II. Some things to remove III. Some things to add      A. What to add? B. How to add?                 1. Allow the Word of God to take residence What does dwell mean? Habitate                2. Allow the Word of God to have abundance What does richly mean? Lavishly      C. The difference adding makes                1. When God’s Word dwells in you, it

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 |

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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

No More Excuses – Part 3

2021-07-11T18:27:38-05:00September 8th, 2019|

Date: September 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 9:23-25 |

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Excuses cost delay (Luke 9:23-25) God's commands are worthy of immediate attention Delay will cause a loss of fervor You are not guaranteed tomorrow Excuses breed cousins Excuses cost damnation (Luke 14:15-24) Characteristics of the gospel The Gospel is ready The Gospel is abundant The urgency of the Gospel Christ is returning someday The reception of the Gospel Some are proud Some are preoccupied Some are self-satisfied Some are neglected If you have your Bibles turn to Luke chapter nine. That is where we are going to start in Luke chapter nine. Before we partake of communion, we are going to finish up because we have been teaching this thought for two weeks already, this should be

What the Bible Says About Choices

2019-09-09T11:29:14-05:00September 8th, 2019|

Date: September 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 1:1-6 |

A study of Psalm 1 We all make choices throughout our day. May it be that as we consider this Psalm this morning that we will learn to make wise choices. I. The Way of the Righteous The conduct of the righteous The character of the righteous His delight His thoughts The condition of the righteous A life that is fed & refreshed A life that is vigorous & productive A life that is successful & prosperous II. The Way of the Wicked The character of the wicked His ways are wicked His thoughts are wicked The condition of the wicked Conclusion: Have you chosen the pathway of the Righteous? Not making a choice will result in

The Value of Abiding in God’s House Part 2

2021-02-01T09:13:10-06:00January 27th, 2019|

Date: January 27, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Galatians |

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Outline ------- 5. I'm encouraged to do what is right (Gala 5:22-25, 6:7, Eph 4:27-32, Phil 2:1-5, 4:8, Col 2:4-5) 6. I'm uplifted by fellow brethren (Gala 6:1-3,10 Phil 2:25-29) 7. I learn to pray for fellow brethren (Eph 1:15-16, 3:14-16, Phil 1:1-4, Col 1:3,9-11, 4:12) 8. I get help for my family (Eph 5:21-33, Col 3:18-25) 9. I learn principles to get spiritual victory(Eph 6:10-14) 10. I find hope for eternity (Phil 1:20-21, Col 3:1-4)

The Value of Abiding in God’s House Part 1

2019-02-24T19:21:47-06:00January 27th, 2019|

Date: January 27, 2019

Bible Text: Galatians |

Series:

Outline ------- 1. I learn God's word (Gala 1:8-12, Col 1:25-29) 2. We can reach all kinds of people (Gala 2:9) 3. I get correction (Gala 3:1-3, Eph 4:1) 4. I am warned about sin (Gala 5:9,16-26, Eph 4:17-19, 5:1-5, Col 2:8)
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