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

Evaluating Your Friends

2022-05-23T21:11:54-05:00May 22nd, 2022|

Date: May 22, 2022 ()

Bible Text: |

Friendships are an important part of every person's life.  Therefore, it is wise to take time to evaluate our friendships in light of the Bible to see if they are good or bad.  Let's answer a few questions about friendships. How can I determine if my friendships are good or bad? Think about your friends and ask: What kind of advice do they give me? 2 Samuel 13:1-5 Proverbs 27:9 Should I follow their example Our friends will influence us Proverbs 22:24-25 Are they primarily interested in helping me or themselves? Proverbs 14:20 Do they encourage me to do evil or to do what is right? Proverbs 1:10 Proverbs 27:17 Do they agree

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

Great Power, “But”

2022-04-26T14:40:03-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 15:1-2; Acts 4:31-5: |

Series:

What does God think of Integrity? A Study of Ananias and Sapphira's effect on the early church Introduction Integrity: Truth in the Heart Beware the enemy without, be more aware of the enemy within The Account Indisputable Impartial Important Indispensable Impactful Outline The Great Circumstances of the Account Persecution The Grievous Conduct Prompting: wrong motive Plan: wrong viewpoint Performance: wrong presentation The Gripping Cause The natural tendencies of the heart The influences of the heart God does not care about the amount, He cares about the heart. Proverbs 4:23

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

Breaking Bad Habits

2022-03-20T09:56:24-05:00March 6th, 2022|

Date: March 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: |

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
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