Evaluating Your Friends – Part 2

2022-06-08T08:27:01-05:00June 5th, 2022|

Date: June 5, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 13:20 |

How should I choose a close friend? A good friend fears God A good friend  follows God How can I get a good friend? Be pure Be personable How can I be a good friend? Tell them about Jesus Warn them if they are going in the wrong direction Be faithful Show pity in their times of affliction

Maintaining Your Integrity

2022-04-28T12:56:02-05:00April 28th, 2022|

Date: April 28, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 4:17 |

Series:

Potential stages of growth Self-Aware Self-Absorbed Content, just don't care anymore Are you ready to stand before God?  Judge yourself now! Continue to sigh over sin God is holy Sin still bothers Him Does sin bother you? Ezekiel 9:3-6 Continue to pray for sinners Ask God to help you see yourself in the mirror of scripture God wants all to be saved Pray for authorities 1 Timothy 2:1-6 Proper prayers from God's people are never wasted! - Revelation 8:1-6 Continue to shine the sinless light Don't walk like the darkness around you Walk in His light Matthew 5:13-16 1 John 1:5-7

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 |

Series:

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

Bite Your Tongue

2022-04-14T19:00:49-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: |

We cherish the First Amendment because it protects our freedom of speech, but do not forget that there is a higher law than that of this land -the Bible. God has the right to dictate what we say, how we say it, and when we say it. We live in an age when most people believed that they are not only entitled to have an opinion but that their opinion must always be shared. There are times that we should bite our tongue. The world would be a better place if everyone followed God's guidelines for speech. Let's learn a little bit
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