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Unto Him

2022-09-08T21:44:16-05:00September 8th, 2022|

Date: September 8, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 3:20-21 |

God's Greatness His ability - Matthew 28:18 His abundance - Psalm 81:10 This should encourage boldness in prayer God's Grace His grace empowers us His grace makes us alive God's Glory The person of His glory - Jesus Christ The permanence to His glory Application Don't be guilty of not having because you haven't asked Don't be guilty of not having because you doubt God's ability and willingness to give Don't be guilty of praying "small" prayers

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

Feet Shod

2022-02-27T14:42:50-06:00February 20th, 2022|

Date: February 20, 2022 ()

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Stand We are commanded to stand We need something to help us grip the ground Preparation A readiness or being ready Comes from the Gospel

The Breastplate of Righteousness

2022-02-15T13:43:03-06:00February 13th, 2022|

Date: February 13, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6 |

Series:

The tactical purpose of the Breastplate The spiritual purpose of the Breastplate Christ’s righteousness protects your heart Christ’s Righteousness protects us from harm The Proper Use of the Breastplate of Righteousness Put off man's righteousness Isaiah 64:6 Put on Christ's righteousness Jeremiah 23:6 Seeking righteousness should be a high priority. Matthew 6:33 2. Loving righteousness will help me keep on the right path Psalm 119:100-107 3. Confession of sin keeps me righteous 1 John 1:5-10 4. Looking for the blessed hope will keep me righteous 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Titus 2:11-15

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

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

Christian Warfare

2022-01-24T13:09:42-06:00January 23rd, 2022|

Date: January 23, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6 |

Who is our enemy? The enemy is identified by name. The enemy is identified by nature. Consider some snares of the devil: Snare of worldly influence Snare of false gods Snare of immorality Snare of materialism How do we fight? We need the armor. What is our Divine help Sword of the Spirit Prayer and Supplication Engaging others in prayer

Psalm 25: An Exposition on Prayer

2022-01-11T22:49:08-06:00January 6th, 2022|

Date: January 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 25:1-22 |

The Names of God Jehovah (LORD) - "the self existent one" Elohim (God) - "the supreme one" The People Mentioned Enemies (physical and spiritual) Fervent prayer required Made him trust in God more They were out to triumph over him They were out to cause him shame Those that are ashamed Wait on the Lord (be taught by Him) Sinners He teaches (directs) sinners Those that fear the Lord Respect and Reverence God, and no need to fear anything else! The Requests

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.”

Why Did He Do It?

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

Date: November 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 5:1-8 |

Series:

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

Understanding the Leading of the Lord in Your Life – Pt. 2

2021-11-08T08:27:48-06:00November 7th, 2021|

Date: November 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 3:5-6 |

What does God's leading mean? Have you prayed about it? God has a specific path for all of our lives Christ is our example for God's plan for our lives Cautions Because of family Because of popular opinion On a woman’s opinion On circumstances On emotions Guidelines Primary Considerations Word of God Gives definite commandments Gives definite principles Spirit of God Speaking to God Waiting on God Secondary Considerations Have I sought out Godly counsel? Are you surrendered? Are there providential circumstances? Have I sought for God to give me wisdom in this matter? Am I considering historical evidence? Am I
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