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Precious in His Sight – Cynthia Porozynski Funeral

2022-11-15T14:20:08-06:00November 11th, 2022|

Date: November 11, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 116:15 |

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."  - Psalm 116:15 The sight of the LORD - Psalm 116:15 The saints of the LORD - John 10:27-28, Psalm 23:1-6 The sentiments of the LORD - John 3:16, John 10:17

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

Meekness

2022-03-10T19:51:05-06:00February 27th, 2022|

Date: February 27, 2022 ()

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Introduction: Meekness stands out as a unique character traait because it is a special combination of two traits often viewed as opposites--gentleness and strength.  Through submission to the work of the Spirit the inner man, gentleness and strength work in tandem -- this is meekness.   Meaning of Meekness Explained The word meek (or meekness) in found in both the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament word carries the idea of (one who prefers to suffer wrong rather than to do wrong." The New Testament word promotes an attitude of submission in which one accepts God's dealings as good and chooses not to

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

Hamartiology –The Doctrine of Sin

2021-04-26T16:00:25-05:00April 25th, 2021|

Date: April 25, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 7:13 |

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but forbidden because it is hurtful. - Benjamin Franklin, American inventor (1705-1790) Opening Thought: We cannot emphasize too strongly the necessity of understanding God’s take on sin and not man’s take on sin. The world does not like the ideas of man being ruined by the fall, redemption through the blood of Christ. Other terms such as sin, being lost, hell-bound, condemnation and other Biblical terms are not looked upon as relevant

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

The Battle of Armageddon and The Second Coming

2021-06-20T19:03:42-05:00September 20th, 2020|

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 16 |

Series:

Some Misconceptions Armageddon is not the end of the world The saved saints will not be on the earth A misunderstanding of dispensations The Setting The Second Coming The Slaughter of the Enemy The Carnage The Conqueror Application Be Aware Be Awake Be Watching Be Ready   Some helpful resources: "Armageddon" by Dr. Randy Starr "To the Seven Churches: A Commentary on the Apocalypse of Jesus Christ" by Dr. Thomas Strouse "The Future According to the Bible" by David W. Cloud (available at wayoflife.org - eBook or print) wayoflife.org (many articles about the end times) "Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology" by J. Dwight Pentecost (pages 229-258) "Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee: 1 Corinthians through Revelation"

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

The Holy War – Part 7

2020-08-11T17:11:12-05:00August 6th, 2020|

Date: August 6, 2020 ()

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Series:

Chapters 1-20 Review Chapter 1: Conspiracy Amid the Brimstone (the battle plan) Chapter 2: A Summons to Mansoul (getting the leadership's attention) Chapter 3: The First Assault (Diabolus takes the city...or rather...) Chapter 4: Another Administration (alterations to the leadership) Chapter 5: The Politics of Diabolus (Diabolus strengthens his hold) Chapter 6: Diabolus Finds Support in Mansoul (Mansoul readies itself for King Shaddai to come) Chapter 7: Shaddai's Army Approaches (Moment of Confrontation) Chapter 8: War (Moment of Decision) Chapter 9: Shaddai's Forces Repulsed (Moment of Struggle) Chapter 10: Emmanuel Enters the Fray Chapter 11: Negotiations Chapter 12: Surrender and Salvation Chapter 13: Emmanuel's Reception in Mansoul Chapter 14: Trial of the Diabolonians Chapter 15: The

Turning Back to God

2020-07-07T11:25:11-05:00July 5th, 2020|

Date: July 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 80 |

Our national hymn recognizes God as the God of America. Our fathers, God to thee, Author of liberty, To Thee we sing: Long may our land be bright With freedom’s holy light; Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King. I. A plea to the Shepherd of our soul A humble plea – “give ear” An honorable position – “Shepherd of Israel” A holy place – “between the cherubim” II. A cry of despair over God’s anger God’s judgment is sure - Psalm 80:4-7 God’s protection is significant - Psalm 80:8-12 III. A plea for restoration from the Lord of Hosts A comprehension of God’s might

Tips for Integrity

2020-06-30T15:56:14-05:00June 28th, 2020|

Date: June 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 26:1-2,11-12 |

I. Integrity defined Dictionary Definitions The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. The state of being whole and undivided. Biblical definition Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 29:17 - Wholeness or completeness New Testament: Matthew 5:8, 6:1-4 - Pure in heart II. Integrity maintained Learn to have a strong faith in the Lord - Psalm 26:1 Let God examine your motives and heart - Psalm 26:2 Listen to the truth of God’s Word - Psalm 26:3 Limit your association with the wrong crowd - Psalm 26:4-5 Love the place of worship - Psalm 26:8 “Jesus Christ is not teaching ordinary integrity, but supernormal integrity, a likeness to our Father in heaven.”

Free Indeed

2020-05-18T14:47:56-05:00May 17th, 2020|

Date: May 17, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 8:32-36 |

John Newton’s description of himself: "At this period," he writes, "my temper and conduct were exceeding various. At school, or soon after, I had little concern about religion, and easily received very ill impressions. But I was often disturbed with convictions. From a child I was fond of reading… I began to pray, to read the Scriptures, and to keep a sort of diary. I was, presently, religious in my own eyes; but, alas, this seeming goodness had no solid foundation, but passed away like a morning cloud, or an early dew! I was soon weary, gradually gave it

Divine Deliverance in Dark Days

2020-05-04T13:07:30-05:00May 3rd, 2020|

Date: May 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 |

Don't despise the little that God gives you - Dave Olson The setting: Times were tough Economically Times were tough Politically Times were tough Spiritually Times were tough Morally The problem She had heartache She lost her husband He was a good man She had hardship She was lonely She was burdened She was confused She had helplessness Her sons were to be taken She had hopelessness She could not pay the debt she owed The petition She didn't say much She cried out to the man of God The provision It is timely It is not always comfortable It is always perfect It is telling It reveals how God likes to work Little has great potential in the hands of God It is teaming God is able God is unlimited

“I Can’t” Christianity

2020-04-17T13:08:39-05:00April 16th, 2020|

Date: April 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Numbers 11:1-15 |

A Heavy Heart The cause of the heavy heart The Christian life is a life of conflict, not comfort The complication of a heavy heart Moses had a heavy heart for a very long time God doesn't plan for us to carry a burden too heavy for us The cure for a heavy burden We should take it to the LORD God's work must be done with His help A Heartfelt Honesty Not all complaining is not the same Moses was crying to God, not against God Complaining can be an expression of grief, not finding fault and finding resentment The right kind of complaining brings relief Not all of our requests are granted Moses was

Leprosy in the Bible

2020-04-12T11:52:11-05:00February 18th, 2020|

Date: February 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Leviticus 13-14 |

Nine times in Scripture, God said be holy, for I am holy! This is the major theme of the book of Leviticus. This book teaches how to avoid sin and grow in holiness to the Lord. Leprosy was not a respecter of persons Examples of people who had leprosy in Scripture Miriam Naaman King Uzziah Verses to show that all of man is filled with sin Psalm 51:5 Romans 3:23 Romans 6:23 1 John 1:8-10 Leprosy made man unclean and contagious The word unclean is used over 180 times Leprosy had to be dealt with severely “As the salt flavors every drop in the Atlantic, so does sin affect

Does God Care How I Act?

2020-02-03T14:05:00-06:00February 2nd, 2020|

Date: February 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 23:20-33, Exodus 34 |

Exodus 23:20-33 Exodus 34:1-35 God cares about who you worship and serve Exodus 23:24,25,32 Exodus 34:14-15, 17 God cares about who you associate with Exodus 23:32-33 Exodus 34: 12-13 God promises blessings on those who obey His Word God promised to bring Israel into the promised land. God promised to wipe out Israel’s enemies. God promised to provide Israel with food and water. God’s future promises to the believer. Conclusion Exodus 23:29-30 The Christian life is a daily work for the believer. “The Christian life is very much like climbing a hill of ice. You cannot slide up. You

In the Beginning God

2020-01-07T12:57:19-06:00January 5th, 2020|

Date: January 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1 |

In the Beginning God Genesis 1:1 Abraham Lincoln - “I never behold the heavens filled with stars that I do not feel I am looking in the face of God. I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up, into the heavens and say there is no God.” God has always been      The Scriptural assumption      The universality argument      The cosmological argument      The teleological argument      The anthropological argument God is the Creator      He made the heavens and the earth      He made

Is Christ your LORD?

2020-04-12T11:56:40-05:00December 22nd, 2019|

Date: December 22, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 2:8-11 |

Is Christ your LORD? -Luke 2:8-11 What does Christ being LORD mean?     A. It should be evident            1. You go to Him in Prayer            2. You follow His example     B. He is Worthy            1. Of Praise            2. Of Worship            3. Of Service

Lesson 5: Bible Principles for Parents

2019-11-15T13:33:51-06:00November 14th, 2019|

Date: November 14, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 3:8-11 |

Series:

This is lesson five of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Seven Examples Adam The deceived father Genesis 3:8-11 Abraham The obedient father Genesis 22:2-3 Joshua The determined father Joshua 24:15 Elimelech The side-tracked father Ruth 1:2-3 Hannah The understanding mother 1 Samuel 1:11,20,27-28 Eli The lazy father 1 Samuel 3:12-13 Jehoshaphat The compromising father II Chronicles 18:1 Seven Commands Teach them Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Teach: “to ‘whet’ or ‘sharpen,’ by means of intensity and repetition.” Aim them Psalm 127:3-5 The word “man” in this passage references, in particular, a man-of-war. Chasten them Proverbs 13:24 Chasten: “to correct, restrain, bind, or reduce to obedience.” Train them Proverbs 22:6 Train: “first instruction or direction.” Do not provoke them Ephesians 6:4-5 Wrath (in particular), along with other works of the flesh (as listed in Galatians 5), is a great

Don’t Die Like A Fool

2019-11-11T16:30:42-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Samuel 2:18-24, 3:24-34 |

Series:

Close is not good enough Your familiarity with truth does not forgive your sin. Reasons why Abner allowed himself to die in the gate when he could have lived in the city. He forgot his position He was distracted He forgot his relationship with Joab Jesus didn't come to condemn the world, it's already condemned. He thought he was safe Cities of Refuge and their picture of Christ God appointed them - He knew they would be needed, a picture of Grace God's word announced the cities (Joshua 20:7) Anyone could access them - the way to the cities was to be clear Christ is better than the cities of refuge We
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