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Lord, Save Me!

2022-10-16T08:34:25-05:00October 2nd, 2022|

Date: October 2, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 14:22-33 |

The providence of Jesus The prayers of Jesus The purpose of Jesus The presence of Jesus The peace Jesus brings The provision of Jesus

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.”

The Hand of God

2021-12-14T10:19:49-06:00December 12th, 2021|

Date: December 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 31:15 |

Humbling Hand Points Daniel 5:1-6 Pushes James 4:6 Daniel 4:37 Proverbs 16:18 Punishes 1 Samuel 5:11 1 Samuel 12:15 Presses Psalm 38 Healing Hand Notice how it can heal us : Physically Mark 7:31-35 Spiritually Mark 9:27 Mentally Mark 5:15 Emotionally Matthew 17:5-7 Helping Hand Stabilizes Matthew 14:29-31 Protects John 10:27-28 Leads Mark 8:22-25 Delivers Hebrews 8:9 Upholds Psalm 37:24 Psalm 63:8 Psalm145:14 Strengthens Ezra 7: 28 Lifts Psalm 113:7 Converts Acts 11:21 Revives Luke 7:14 Saves Isaiah 59:1-2 Psalm 40:1 Romans 10:13

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

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.

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?

Being Broken

2021-06-24T09:53:50-05:00June 13th, 2021|

Date: June 13, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 4:3 |

God uses broken things In Salvation In Nature God does not use anything He doesn't first break, but He does not break anything that He doesn't intend to use. How does God use brokenness? To bring revival To make a close relationship To bring repentance To bring a refuge To bring redemption

Silent Saints

2021-01-26T16:59:20-06:00January 24th, 2021|

Date: January 24, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Mark 1:40 |

Why are Saints Silent? "A Soul-Winner Soul Wins"   Maybe you're silent because you haven't been born again Once you're saved, it's hard to not talk about salvation There ought to be some joy and excitement revealing what happened Maybe you're silent because that life changing event you experienced was allowed to become hardened in your life You've gotten tired of spreading the news Who else will tell them about the salvation you experienced? Maybe you're silent because you get humiliated when you soul win Soul winning has never been easy People aren't rejecting the soul winner, but rather rejecting God and His Word

Teaching of the Twelve

2021-07-11T18:27:35-05:00October 25th, 2020|

Date: October 25, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 9:1-6 |

What it Means to be a Disciple (Lessons taught to the Disciples) Develop a servant's heart; Luke 9:13 Serving when tired Serving with no resources Sacrifice is a requirement; Luke 9:23-27, Luke 14:25 Prayer is vital; Matthew 7:7-8 Prayer for Direction Prayer for Determination There is power in faith

What Type of Hearer Are You?

2020-10-27T22:41:49-05:00October 25th, 2020|

Date: October 25, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 8 |

"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply" - Stephen R. Covey Passages to consider on hearing Exodus 15:26 Proverbs 2:2 Proverbs 5:1 Proverbs 18:15 Ezekiel 33:30-32 Matthew 7:24-27 Matthew 13:14-23 Luke 8:11-15 Romans 2:13 James 1:19 James 1:22-25   What Type of Hearer Are You? The Hard-Hearted Listener Typical Characteristics No Biblical growth Blind to sin and faults Cannot see the effects of sin in life Cannot see the work of God No conviction from God No repentance No desire to do right Scriptural Illustration Mark 6:52 The disciples failed to consider the miracle of Christ The Shallow-Hearted Listener Typical Characteristics Immature No stability Easily led astray Crafty Heavy interest in the world The Clutter-Hearted Listener Typical Characteristics Never satisfied No peace Scriptural Illustration 2 Timothy 4:10 Demas The Good-Hearted Listener Typical Characteristics He

The Wonder of the Cross

2020-10-20T14:49:30-05:00October 18th, 2020|

Date: October 18, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Mark 15 |

The Wonder of the Cross Mark 15 Thought: Before Christ, the cross was despised. It was a symbol of the worse kind of cruelty and barbarity imaginable. The purpose of the cross was to execute criminals in the most hideous means, producing the greatest amount of pain and agony over an extended time. But, after Christ’s death on the cross, this despised symbol became a representation of unconditional love. It came to signify sacrifice and forgiveness representing the whole Christian faith. It went from an article of shame and reproach to pride and praise among the faithful.   The

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

Three Calls of Christ

2020-10-12T13:48:59-05:00October 11th, 2020|

Date: October 11, 2020

Bible Text: Mark 1:14-20 |

The Call to Salvation - Mark 1:15 The Repent of Sin The Rely on the Savior The Call to Submission - Mark 1:17 Christ's Example Get Baptized - Mark 1:9 Follow the Spirit's Leading - Mark 1:10 Endure Temptation - Mark 1:13 Faithfully Attend God's House- Mark 1:21 Boldly Speak God's Word - Mark 1:22 Seek Fellowship with the Father - Mark 1:35 Have Compassion on the Needy - Mark 1:40-42 Christ's Expectation - Mark 1:18 Total Submission Timely Submission The Call to Service - Mark 1:16-17 Character of the Called They were active They were faithful They were common Content of their Call Condition of the Call

If I’d Only Known

2020-09-29T15:45:44-05:00September 27th, 2020|

Date: September 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-8 |

3 Groups of people that cry out Unsaved in Hell Christians that contemplate sin The saved that will stand in judgment who didn't live for Him How many Christians want to live like Solomon and die like Paul? - Mike Allison  

You Can Trouble Him

2021-07-11T18:27:36-05:00August 9th, 2020|

Date: August 9, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Mark 5:21-43 |

Man's extremity is God's opportunity 1. You can trouble Him for your salvation - Matthew 11:28; John 5:37; Revelation 22:17 2. You can trouble Him for your supplications - Mark 10:46-52 3. You can trouble Him for your sufferings - 2 Corinthians 12:8 4. You can trouble Him for your sanctification - Philippians 4:14 5.You can trouble Him for souls - Psalm 126:5

Just a Little Lunch

2020-03-13T13:53:46-05:00March 12th, 2020|

Date: March 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 6:5-14 |

The Disciples: a picture of lost opportunity Doubt Desertion - It is never a good idea to steer people away from Christ Discounting - Just 5 loaves and 2 fishes are enough in God's hands The Lad: a picture of a surprising resources Had a lunch Willing to bring what he had to Christ (you'll never regret it) He was seen by Christ (He knew who he was) The Savior: a picture of omnipotent power No panic A process (simple commands) Plentiful supply, never any waste

Lesson 11: Teaching Your Children to Walk with God

2021-09-30T12:12:50-05:00February 27th, 2020|

Date: February 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 10:42 |

Series:

Picture - a young child learning to walk Start early. Strengthen them. Provide examples. Let them cruise. (strengthen a good thing) Hold their hand. Establish boundaries. Correct their gait. (Proverbs 22:15) Cheer them on. (Proverbs 12:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Matthew 25:21) Other verses about edifying one another: Ephesians 4:29, Romans 14:19, Romans 15:2, 1 Corinthians 12:19. Principles Children must learn to walk with God. (Micah 6:8, Leviticus 18:4) Parents must teach their children to walk with God. (Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 3:15) Parents and children must understand what it means to walk with God. Desire for God (Hebrews 11:5-6) Living for God (Genesis 6:8-9, 11) Communication with God (Genesis 6:13) Obedience to God (Genesis 6:14, 22) Agreement with God

Discerning Root Issues of Sinful Problems

2019-12-03T13:09:33-06:00December 1st, 2019|

Date: December 1, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 17:9 |

The necessity of man's sinful being People need purity People need hope People need a plan People need Jesus Where is the source of man's problems? The problem of our problems in life - the heart The problem of wrong outward actions - sinful inward actions The root problems of the heart Man's unbelief - not fully trusting God Man's love for himself - self pity, self ambitions Man's pride

Contentment

2019-11-25T13:33:51-06:00November 24th, 2019|

Date: November 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 4:10-12 |

Learning to be Content If you lose the battle in your mind, you can forget having joy. When your mind is being attacked by Satan, you are not enjoying the Christian life. We need to know how to have a secure mind. Once you get a contented mind, we need to learn how to keep it. God wants you to live “DAY BY DAY, IN VICTORY” We have security on all of our things, home, phone, ipad, computer, bank accounts and all of these things , while our mind is left open (no security on our mind) God’s word says “Let this mind

Lesson 2: The First Marriage

2019-10-24T18:46:18-05:00October 17th, 2019|

Date: October 17, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 2:18-25 |

Series:

This is lesson two of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Navigating Home & Family - Thoughts on Developing a Biblical Home: The First Marriage The account of Adam and Eve provides more than just the account of the fall of mankind. It also teaches us important principles of marriage.   The Purpose of Marriage Fulfill God's Plan (Genesis 2:22, 24) Commenced Marriage Clarified Marriage Made the choice in Marriage Fulfill Man's Needs (Genesis 2:19, 20) Fulfill Woman's Needs Authority (Genesis 3:16, 1 Timothy 2:12-13) Provision (Genesis 2:15, 3:17-19) Protection (1 Peter 3:7, Genesis 3:5) Honor (1 Peter 3:7, Genesis 2:23, Ephesians 5:28-29)   The Plan of Marriage Leave Your Family (Genesis 2:24) Cleave To Each

Christ is the Better Helper

2019-11-18T13:19:16-06:00October 6th, 2019|

Date: October 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 2:16-18 |

Series:

Hebrews 2:7-9, 16-18 The Greatness of our Savior Who helps His Willingness He took on the form of a servant His Omnipotence He is able His Faithfulness He proved who he was The Greatness of our Savior's Help He provides the Holy Spirit to us He provides a way of escape Against struggles He gives reinforcements after falling Angels Church Authority He provides weaponry His written Word His Throne of Grace
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