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The Great Commitment to the Great Commission

2022-01-31T16:47:40-06:00January 30th, 2022|

Date: January 30, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 28:16-20 |

The Place of Missions - always the local NT biblical church The Person of Missions - Jesus The Power of Missions - the power of God The Program of Missions - everyone is commanded The Promise of Missions - God is with us The Perpetuity of Missions - even unto the end

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 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

The Unspeakable Gift

2021-12-05T21:08:49-06:00December 5th, 2021|

Date: December 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 9:15 |

• His Virgin Birth • His Virtuous Life • His Vicarious Death • His Victorious Resurrection • His Visible Ascension   “Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man—His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God —when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.” - Vance Havner   The Desire Of All Nations Came Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! The Desire of all nations came! He came to save us from our sin. Jesus Christ is His holy name! “Glory to God in the highest!” Sang the angels, a glorious sight! “Peace on earth, good will

Hell

2021-11-29T18:44:28-06:00November 28th, 2021|

Date: November 28, 2021 ()

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3 Worlds exist Earth Heaven Hell If you don't believe in Hell, you don't believe the Bible

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  

The Fig Tree

2021-10-26T17:34:48-05:00October 17th, 2021|

Date: October 17, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 21:18-32 |

Facts About Fig Trees In ancient times, they were symbolistic of numerous things Peace Prosperity Longevity In Bible times, these trees were illegal to cut down if bearing fruit The foliage of these trees were very thick and opaque Application of the Fig Tree Matthew 21:18-32 The condition of the fig tree Its purpose Its properties Its past Its predicament The curse of the tree The elimination The excuse

Biblical Authority

2021-11-04T19:19:06-05:00October 14th, 2021|

Date: October 14, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 28:1-20 |

Series:

Defining Biblical Authority Bible - God's revelation to man Authority The power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine A power or right delegated or given; authorization A person or body of persons in whom authority is vested, as governmental agency Biblical Authority The revelation of God's power and control over all his creation The revelation of God's desire in the lives of those he delegates authority to The revelation of God's structure in whom authority is vested Declaration of Authority God has all authority Demonstration of Authority Delegation of Authority Since God has all authority, all other authority is delegated authority Delegated authority To man: self-government To

Commands for Relationships

2021-10-10T15:25:07-05:00October 7th, 2021|

Date: October 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:1-4 |

Children, obey Observations This is the child's job Because it is right It is the parent's job to make sure of this Obligation is also to others whom the parent chooses Questions Children, do you obey because it's right, or because you want to stay out of trouble? Parents, do your children obey? Honour thy father and mother Observations Not specific to children This comes with a promise Provoke not to wrath (anger), bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord Observations Provoking can include inconsistency, unfairness, cruel, lack of instruction Proper instruction necessary Traps Making excuses for children not obeying Making it needlessly hard for them to obey

The LORD My Shepherd

2021-10-25T22:34:03-05:00September 30th, 2021|

Date: September 30, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 23 |

JEHOVAH ROHI, PSALM 23:1, THE LORD MY SHEPHERD The examination of Jehovah Rohi, the LORD my Shepherd. The translations. Genesis 4:2, “Keeper” to watch and protect. Proverbs 28:7, “Companion” to comfort and cheer. Judges 14:20, “Friend” to commune with and help. Jeremiah 17:16, “Pastor” to feed and advise. Genesis 13:7, “Herdsmen” to gather together. Psalm 23:1, “Shepherd” to lead and guide. The type. __________ as shepherds and wandering sheep. Church, the N.T. flock of Christ. The text. Jehovah Rohi: Shepherd, vs.1. Jehovah Jireh: Provider, vs.1, not want. Jehovah Shalom: Peace, vs.2, lie down. Jehovah Rapha: Healer, vs.3, restores. Jehovah Tsidkenu: Righteousness, vs.3. Jehovah Shammah: Presence, vs.4, with me. Jehovah Nissi: Banner, vs.5 banquet of victory over enemies. Jehovah M’Kaddesh:

The Doctrine of God

2021-09-14T16:55:30-05:00September 12th, 2021|

Date: September 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1 |

In the beginning God! What a majestic introduction to the inspired volume of Holy Writ! Dr. John Monro Gibson, in a small yet significant handbook of the foundations of the Christian Faith called Rock Versus Sand, says that there are three main stages in the development of the doctrine of God, namely: The being of God, dominating Scripture The revelation of God in Christ The record of that revelation by the Holy Spirit in the Sacred Word   What is an attribute? God’s Natural Attributes (attributes which are unique only to God and cannot be shared with man) He is eternal He is unchangeable He possesses all power He is present

Every Promise in the Book is Mine

2021-09-06T17:28:35-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

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Promises that bring comfort Christ is unmatched in power and glory 1 Samuel 2:2 God will give you rest Matthew 11:28-29 Promises that bring courage God's Word brings success Joshua 1:8-9 Abiding in Christ produces bountiful fruit John 15:1-8 Promises that bring caution Sin will never go unpunished Nehemiah 1:3-8 Sin sets you up for failure 2 Peter 1:4-8 The greatest promise Salvation 1 John 1:9 John 3:16

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.

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 -

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

Absolute Surrender

2021-06-18T10:30:10-05:00May 30th, 2021|

Date: May 30, 2021 ()

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There must be a perception of God's will Must have relationship with God Must be listening for God's call Must be looking for God's revelation Willing to give God everything - a living sacrifice There must be an urgency to God's will Hands prepared Head prepared Heart prepared There must be participation

Choose Life

2021-03-28T21:59:39-05:00March 28th, 2021|

Date: March 28, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 30:19 |

Introduction: The free will of man Life originates from God Life & blessing is tied to obedience Death & cursing is tied to disobedience Genesis 1:17 Life is preserved by God Genesis 32:30 Life has purpose in God Path is revealed Prosperity is assured Power is in Him

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

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
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