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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  

Encouragement for the Graveyard Shift

2021-10-11T08:09:38-05:00October 10th, 2021|

Date: October 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 134:1-3 |

There will be seasons of life with difficulty. What you have learned in the light will carry you through the night. The Challenges of the night shift Dark Deserted Dangerous The Choice of the night shift The Charge of the night shift Remember God is still in control, trust Him! Keep your eyes on Him

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

The Church of Laodicea

2021-09-06T18:53:00-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 3:14-22 |

Series:

Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church The Chronology The Commendations: None The Condemnations Insincerity Self-Complacent Self-Sufficient Self-Deceit The Challenge Find Refined Gold - Come to Him for His Riches Go to the Word of God - Restock Your Wardrobe Restore Your Vision God wants you to have a relationship with Him by choice.

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  

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

Hamartiology – The Doctrine of Sin – Part 3

2021-05-23T11:12:48-05:00May 9th, 2021|

Date: May 9, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 59:1-2, Jeremiah 5:25 |

The Effects of Sin Isa. 59:1-2, Jer 5:25 Effects common to all mankind Guilt (shame) - Gen. 3:9 Death - Jas. 1:15 Effects common to the believer Biblical examples Cain killed Abel and then hid from the presence of the Lord Jacob killed Esau and fled to other lands The prodigal son rebelled against his father and went out to a far country Judas betrayed his Master, then he killed himself Specific effects Loss of light - 1 Jn. 1:8, 2:9-11 Loss of joy - Psa. 32:10-11 Loss of Godly love - 1 Jn. 2:5, 2:15-17, 4:12 Loss of confidence - 1 Jn. 3:19-22 Loss of fellowship - Gen. 3:8-10  

High Places in the Family

2021-04-22T22:48:38-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

Series:

The Reason for the high places High Places:  Compromises made to satisfy others Solomon compromised to satisfied his family 1 Kings 11:5-8 They cause us to ride "the fence" 1 Kings 11:6 High Places: Choices where we make the statement "I will worship and serve the Lord on my terms" 1 Kings 12:28-32 "Worship is revealed by whatever touches your life and makes you upset." Entertainment Satisfaction of self High places: Counterparts of secret sin 2 Kings 17:9 The Retaining of the high places Someone must take courage to remove the high places.  If not, they will be passed down. 2 Kings 17:41 Just as the kings passed them from

Teenage Fault Lines in the Book of Proverbs

2021-04-22T13:58:34-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Phlippians 4:9 |

How to Develop Teenagers for the Lord Fault lines in the earth are often not seen, but when they create earthquakes, those are seen.  So are the faults in a teenager's heart if not dealt with. Fault Line #1 - A Walk with God Example(s): Enoch; Noah Key Bible Passages: Gen. 5:22-24, 6:9; 2 Cor. 4:16; 1 John 2:13-14 Teaching Points Being with God is more important than Doing for God Walking with God must be the top priority for a believer Look for who God is in the text of scripture Seeing Points Let them see and hear from your personal

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

What to do in the Day of Trouble

2021-03-23T21:33:15-05:00March 21st, 2021|

Date: March 21, 2021

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Our Day of Trouble - Psalm 20 Who or what are we going to put our trust in? Christ's Day of Trouble - Psalm 22 Our sins were laid on the back of the innocent man, Jesus Christ A Biblical plan of action - James 4 Trust in God Submit to God Resist the Devil Draw nigh to God Confess and Clean up View of God View of self Weep and Mourn Humble Yourself

How to Have Personal Revival

2021-03-20T19:50:23-05:00March 14th, 2021|

Date: March 14, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 6 |

Opening thought: When is the last time you heard the voice of God in your Bible reading? When is the last time you were truly brought to your knees over your sin-sick soul? When is the last time you were able to ponder the holiness of our God and Savior? Background: In the year King Uzziah died Scripture references: 2 Kings 15:1-7 2 Chronicles 26:15-21   The Vision of the Supreme - Isaiah 6:1-4 His Place: "sitting upon a throne" His Position: "high and lifted up" His Power: "His train filled the temple"/ "the posts of the door moved" His Praise: the seraphims cried out, "Holy, Holy, Holy" The vision of our

The Blessing of Brokenness

2022-10-09T11:05:53-05:00November 12th, 2020|

Date: November 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 51:16-19 |

Series:

What is brokenness? What it is not Being gloomy Being self-focused Going through a severe trial Just an emotional experience What it is The right view of one's sin - Psalms 51:1-4 The right view of the Savior - Isaiah 6:1-5 Quick to confess - 1 John 1:9 Repentance of one's stubborn will - Psalms 51:5-14 Coming to the end of one's self - 1 Samuel 15:17-23 Absolute surrender to God A return to God's presence - Psalms 34:8-18; 51:1-17

Beware of the Spirit of Judas

2020-10-20T14:43:45-05:00October 18th, 2020|

Date: October 18, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Mark 14 |

Mark 14 Thought: The dark story of Judas Iscariot is one of the most tragic and mysterious records in Scripture. In the Biblical listing of the twelve disciples, he is always listed as last in line. He has become best known for his day of infamy, the betrayal of our Savior.In Dante’s passage through hell, Judas is depicted as occupying the lowest circle with Lucifer enduring his “worst punishment” banned and shunned even in the caverns of the damned. –taken from All of the Apostles, Lockyer, p. 99-100. The Privilege of Judas He was an apostle Matthew 10:4 Mark 3:19 Luke 6:16 He was the treasurer Luke 8:1-3 John

God Gives a Test

2020-10-11T15:37:00-05:00October 8th, 2020|

Date: October 8, 2020 ()

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Opening Thoughts God is going to give us a test The test reveals what we learned (not teach) It is for our own good Examples of God's tests Manna in the Wilderness - Exodus 16:4; Numbers 11:33 The Ten Commandments being given - Exodus 20 The wilderness wanderings - Deuteronomy 8:2 Who do you love? - Deuteronomy 13:1-3 Nations left for the Israelites - Judges 2:21-22 Constant exposure to the world getting in? God let them lay in their own bed of problems they made Other thoughts We are not to tempt God - Deuteronomy 6:16 We should ask God to test us

He Hath Led Me Into Darkness And Not Into Light

2020-10-03T16:33:04-05:00October 3rd, 2020|

Date: October 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Lamentations 3:2 |

Things are going to happen that you do not understand, Don't blame God! Lamentations 3:1-3 What changed Jeremiah's mindset about these things? Stop and think. Lamentations 3:20-21 Remember these attributes of God Lamentations 3:22-24 Mercy Compassion Faithfulness Know that patience is a virtue Lamentations 3:25 Remember that God is sovereign God never needs to answer the question "Why?"
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