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The “I Am’s” of Being in Christ

2022-07-11T10:24:38-05:00July 10th, 2022|

Date: July 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 2:20 |

When the great I Am is living in you, your "I Am's" will change! Introduction: I Am Crucified Galatians 2:20 Servant Separated Sent Seven "C's" of a changed "I Am" Compassion (I am Debtor) Romans 1:14 Commitment (I am Ready) Romans 1:15 Courage (I am Not Ashamed) Romans 1:16 Conviction (I am Carnal) Romans 7:14 Confidence (I am Persuaded) Romans 8:38 Concern (I am Sure) Romans 15:29 Cheer (I am Glad) Romans 16:19

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

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

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 Ministry Well

2022-01-02T17:45:42-06:00December 30th, 2021|

Date: December 30, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 33:17-20 |

Introduction: The first thing we see here in verse 17 is that Jacob went on a journey. In the same way, everyone who has been saved has also started on a journey for Christ. Wells were extremely important They were a necessity of life - human, animal, plant life They were represented to be miraculous, a direct result of God's providence The well must be dug (Genesis 26:19-22) In the same way as digging a well, the ministry is going to require hard, physical labor You will get tired and even discouraged in the ministry - Galatians 6:9 Looking back to the past will never help you move

Priesthood of the Believer & Individual Soul Liberty

2021-11-07T20:58:31-06:00November 4th, 2021|

Date: November 4, 2021 ()

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Where do these come from? The life of an Israelite was filled with restrictions. Hebrews 9:6-10 Even these could not make one perfect Hebrews 10:1, 4; James 2 Hope was to be found in Christ Luke 3:4-5; Hebrews 9:12; 1 John 2:1; Acts 2:39 The New Testament brings variety through Christ Galatians 5:1 How do we live them out? Train children, live God-centered, not parent-centered. Romans 14:12

The Next Generation

2021-09-14T21:11:58-05:00September 12th, 2021|

Date: September 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Judges 2:1-14 |

The Causes of Not Knowing God A lack of examples - Hebrews 13:7, 17 A lack of experience - Judges 2:10 A lack of the extraordinary - Judges 2:10 The Characteristics of Not Knowing God  Wickedness - Judges 2:11, Ephesians 5:2-5, Galatians 5:19-26, Proverbs 23:29-35, Galatians 1:4 Worldliness - Judges 2:11-12 Withdrawn - Judges 2:13 The Consequences of Not Knowing God Displeasure of God- Judges 2:14 Devastation - Judges 2:14 Defeat - Judges 2:14 Distress - Judges 2:15 The Cure for Not Knowing God Desire Diligence - 2 Timothy 2:15 Defer - 1 John 4:6 Decide - 1 John 2:3-4

Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure

2021-08-23T22:29:22-05:00August 22nd, 2021|

Date: August 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Acts 12:25-13:5, 13 |

Six Lessons from Failing "This message is not to give you an excuse, it's intended to give you hope" Failing doesn't come from falling, failing comes from not getting back up again - Proverbs 24:16 Learn to close the door on failure - Philippians 3:13 Learn from personal failures, and from the failures of others - Psalms 1:12 Don't let your failures consume you - Psalm 18:29 Don't let your failures give you an excuse not to serve God -  Psalms 37:23 Don't let your failures cause you to lose your fire - Jeremiah 20:9  

Giving Because We Love God

2021-08-20T22:36:13-05:00August 19th, 2021|

Date: August 19, 2021 ()

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Introduction: How to Get More From a Dollar Don't buy off an impulse Don't go to the grocery store hungry Have an "eating out" budget Save leftover's Buy clothing out of season Use second hand stores Turn your lights off when you're not there Fix leaks on water faucets Forget fashions - "Don't keep up with the Jones's" Pay off credit card's monthly - don't just pay the minimum Plan trips to the store - make notes in advance Accelerate slowly when driving Pay cash for vehicles Shop around for cheap airline tickets   No one has ever become poor by giving.

Let Him Cast A Stone

2021-08-15T23:08:15-05:00August 15th, 2021|

Date: August 15, 2021 ()

Bible Text: John 8:1-11 |

Results of casting stones Makes you go to the Lord for the wrong reasons Makes you blind to carelessness and lack of compassion Makes you use God's Word to justify yourself Makes you blind to your own sin Destroys your relationship with the Savior Makes you a poor example

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

2021-07-26T21:25:23-05:00July 25th, 2021|

Date: July 25, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 18:1-6, Mark 9:31-37 |

The Richness of Having Children Given to the Lord Guided for the Lord Guarded for the Lord The Relationship with the Children The Requirements for being Child-like in Faith Innocence Simplicity Obedience Enjoyment Enthusiasm Empty of own ambitions Empty of pride Desire to please Father

Bye-Bye Bitterness

2021-07-14T08:45:56-05:00July 11th, 2021|

Date: July 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:14-17    |

Bitterness must be dealt with or it will paralyze our walk with the Lord and hurt our relationships with others. The Root The Seeds of Bitterness Unpleasant experiences Unpleasant feelings Unpleasant reactions The Soil of Bitterness Proud heart The Sprouting of Bitterness The Fruit Resentment Hebrews 12:15 Rebellion Hebrews 12:16-17 Revenge Genesis 27:41 Rejection Hebrews 12:17 Regret Hebrews 12:17 The Boot  - Hebrews 12:14 Pursue Peace Matthew 5:9 Mark 11:25 Ephesians 4:31-32 Pursue Purity Galatians 5:16 What have I become bitter about?  How has it manifested in my life?  What will I do to root out the bitterness?

What Are You Looking For?

2021-06-29T17:02:07-05:00June 27th, 2021|

Date: June 27, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 105:1-4    |

Introduction –We tend to think change will bring us happiness.  However, nothing this world can offer can bring lasting satisfaction.  Consider three things that the Lord tells us to seek. Seek the Person of God He is Our Redeemer We are purchased by His blood - Revelation 5:9 We are rescued from our sin - Galatians 3:13, Acts 4:12 He is Our Rock God provides stability God provides security He is Our Revenger - Romans 12:17-21 He is Our Rewarder - Hebrews 11:6 Seek the Power of God Spiritual Strength - Philippians 4:13 Physical Strength - Isaiah 40:31 Emotional Strength - Matthew 11:28-29 Seek the Perspective of God Gladness - Psalm 21:6 Stability - Psalm 30:7 Deliverance -

Adoption

2021-06-10T19:17:45-05:00June 3rd, 2021|

Date: June 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 8:15 |

The Meaning of Adoption The Condition of Adoption The Time of Adoption The Blessing of Adoption Become the object of God's peculiar love Bare a family likeness Share in the family love Share in the Father's comfort The Responsibility of Adoption

The Spirit-Filled Home

2021-04-20T13:18:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-26 |

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What the parents do in moderation, the kids often do in excess. The Old Nature The Conflicts of the old nature Galatians 5:15 The Work of the old nature Sexual sins Galatians 5:19 Spiritually bankrupt Galatians 5:20 Sins of the flesh Galatians 5:20-21 The Character of the old nature Galatians 5:24 The New Nature The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 Put on the new man Ephesians 4:22-23

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

Being Upside-Down

2021-03-07T14:04:08-06:00March 4th, 2021|

Date: March 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 5:8-30 |

A Study of Isaiah 5 Seven Woes The Woe of Materialism Isaiah 5:8 It's never enough! The Woe of Alcoholism Isaiah 5:11 The Woe of Entertainment Isaiah 5:12 The Woe of Sin Indulgence Isaiah 5:18-19 The Woe of Perverted Justice Isaiah 5:20 The Woe of Self-Importance Isaiah 5:21 The Woe of Punishing Right Isaiah 5:22-23 The Curse of Up-Side Down Removal of God's Blessing and Protection Isaiah 5:5 Retribution for the Proud and Haughty Isaiah 5:13

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

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens

2021-01-12T17:09:50-06:00January 10th, 2021|

Date: January 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 6 |

Opening Thought: Galatians 6 As the church we are a community of believers. We are referred to as the body of Christ or the family of God. We learn that if the church is going to thrive then we must work together to make her thrive. Many times, we are all going in different directions, and we forget to take time out for one another. Explanation of Passage What type of person this passage is not dealing with? - a stubborn or rebellious person What type of person this passage is dealing with? - caught by surprise How to deal with

Helps for Being Careful – Part 1

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00January 3rd, 2021|

Date: January 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 5:15 |

Thought: Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage. Why be careful - 1 Peter 5:8 A Devil that is accusing - Job 1, 2 A world that is watching - 2 Samuel 12:14 What to be careful of: Forgetting God in your life - Deuteronomy 6:3 Associations - Proverbs 1:10 Lustful temptations - 1 Corinthians 6:18, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:15 How to be careful Attentively - Nehemiah 8:8, Proverbs 2:1, 2:2, 4:1, 4:20, Deuteronomy 29 Listening Carefully - Ephesians 5:15 Destined for a Fall There was a people long ago Who had great riches, wealth untold; They built a

The Fulness of Time

2020-12-14T16:24:03-06:00December 13th, 2020|

Date: December 13, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 4:4 |

"Infinite, and yet an infant. Eternal, and yet born of woman. Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother's arms. Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter's despised son." - Charles H. Spurgeon God's timing is perfect - Galatians 4:4 God's perfect Son Provided a plan - Galatians 4:4 The Deity of Christ The Humanity of Christ God's plan offers payment - Galatians 4:5 Redeemed defined: To buy up; To ransom; To rescue from loss Payment was unavoidable Payment was unattainable God's payment changes our position - Galatians 4:5-7 No more a slave No more a child Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the

Four Essential Freedoms of Being Baptists: Bible Freedom

2020-06-30T16:14:24-05:00May 10th, 2020|

Date: May 10, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-18 |

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Man’s Definition of Freedom: the right to be and do as you please Definition of Bible Freedom: the Bible under the Lordship of Christ is central in the life of the individual and the church Four Essential Freedoms of Being Baptists: The Biblical basis of this freedom Baptist do not have a monopoly on the Bible. We don’t have a “Baptist Bible.” Scriptures claim to be authoritative, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Scriptures claim to bring freedom, Luke 4:18-21, John 8:32-36, Romans 6:18-22, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:1-13 The Biblical evidence of this freedom We believe the Bible to be divinely inspired We believe that the Bible is divinely preserved for us. We

The High Price of Sin (Part 2)

2020-04-20T16:29:44-05:00April 19th, 2020|

Date: April 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 11:27 |

Are You Displeasing God? Part 2 - PM Service “Who would have thought to find adultery in David and drunkenness in Noah and cursing in Job? If God leaves a man to himself, how suddenly and scandalously may sin break forth in the holiest man on the earth! I say unto all, “Watch!” A wandering heart needs a watchful eye.” – Thomas Watson The contributors to sin The lifting up of pride 2 Samuel 11:1 Oh, be careful of the awful sin of pride. Scriptural references on pride: Deut. 8:11-14; Deut. 8:17-20; Ps. 52:7; Ps. 73:6-9; Prov. 6:16-17; Prov. 8:13; Prov. 16:5; Prov.

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
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