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Alluring Voices

2022-11-01T11:36:36-05:00October 23rd, 2022|

Date: October 23, 2022 ()

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Identifying Alluring Voices Peer Preachers Predators Prince Personal Ignoring Alluring Voices Close to the Shepherd Compare the voices to the Bible Cease listening to alluring voices Submit to Spiritual Authority

God, My Very Best Friend

2022-10-10T15:47:33-05:00September 29th, 2022|

Date: September 29, 2022 ()

Bible Text: John 15:13-15 |

God's Friendship to Us F - Forthright: God tells us what we need to hear, not necessarily what we want to hear Proverbs 27:6 Proverbs 27:17 R – Reliable: A friend that always loves us, even amid betrayal John 3:16 Matthew 26:48-50 1 John 4:19 I – Incomparable: There is no other friend that compares to God John 15:13 E – Exlusiveness: God wants to be our very best friend to the exlusion of all other friends James 4:4 John 15:14 N – Nearby: He is always near us, regardless of where we are Proverbs 18:24 Psalms 46:1 D – Demonstrated: His friendship is not something He promises to prove, He’s already proven Himself John 15:13 James 4:8  

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 ()

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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 ()

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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 ()

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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

The Breastplate of Righteousness

2022-02-15T13:43:03-06:00February 13th, 2022|

Date: February 13, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6 |

Series:

The tactical purpose of the Breastplate The spiritual purpose of the Breastplate Christ’s righteousness protects your heart Christ’s Righteousness protects us from harm The Proper Use of the Breastplate of Righteousness Put off man's righteousness Isaiah 64:6 Put on Christ's righteousness Jeremiah 23:6 Seeking righteousness should be a high priority. Matthew 6:33 2. Loving righteousness will help me keep on the right path Psalm 119:100-107 3. Confession of sin keeps me righteous 1 John 1:5-10 4. Looking for the blessed hope will keep me righteous 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Titus 2:11-15

Christian Warfare – Girded with Truth

2022-03-10T19:50:21-06:00February 6th, 2022|

Date: February 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:10-18 |

What Truth is? Let’s find the truth. God is the source of truth. Exodus 34:6 Deuteronomy 32:4 Psalm 86:15 God’s Word is a path of truth. Psalm 25:10 Psalm 33:4 Psalm 119:30 Psalm 119:43 Psalm 119:142 Psalm 119:151 John 17:17 Let’s not deny the truth in our lives. Where to put Truth? Explanation of the belt of truth in relation to soldiers Explanation of the spiritual truth in relation to vulnerability The Truth applied to our lives Fellowship with God requires truth Psalm 15:1-5 Service should be in truth 1 Samuel 12:24 Fellowship is through His truth Psalm 43:3 It will take work for the believer to keep the truth. Proverbs 3:1-6

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 Second Most Important Decision of Your Life

2021-11-11T14:11:18-06:00November 11th, 2021|

Date: November 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 2:18-24 |

Series:

Preparing for Marriage All teenagers battle against the feeling of incompleteness God has created someone just for you When the time is right, God will bring that someone to you The Devil will always bring a counterfeit before God brings a choice Practical Advice Involve your parents and pastor Decide on a timetable of waiting Consider attending a year of Bible college  

Understanding the Leading of the Lord in Your Life – Pt. 2

2021-11-08T08:27:48-06:00November 7th, 2021|

Date: November 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 3:5-6 |

What does God's leading mean? Have you prayed about it? God has a specific path for all of our lives Christ is our example for God's plan for our lives Cautions Because of family Because of popular opinion On a woman’s opinion On circumstances On emotions Guidelines Primary Considerations Word of God Gives definite commandments Gives definite principles Spirit of God Speaking to God Waiting on God Secondary Considerations Have I sought out Godly counsel? Are you surrendered? Are there providential circumstances? Have I sought for God to give me wisdom in this matter? Am I considering historical evidence? Am I

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 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  

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 Blessing of the Birthright

2021-07-12T09:13:02-05:00July 1st, 2021|

Date: July 1, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 25:29-34 |

A description of the birthright Consecration Double-portion of blessing Authority of the father The despising of the birthright His words His ways A Delusion about the birthright Nothing of consequence had happened Not considerate of God's providence - altered his future family Never able to be reversed
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