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

The Forgotten Work of Grace

2022-01-24T13:20:51-06:00January 23rd, 2022|

Date: January 23, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 84:11 |

Understanding Grace Mercy vs. Grace Mercy - does not give me what I deserve Grace - gives me what I do not deserve Nature of Grace Grace is given for a purpose with an expectation of an action Grace is against sin - grace frees us from sin Grace brings change Movement of Grace Grace moves us from sin to God The Three Works of Grace Unmerited favor God's enabler to help me live a Godly life Teaches us denial  

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

A Holy Lifestyle in an Unholy World

2021-01-12T11:38:13-06:00January 7th, 2021|

Date: January 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:13-17 |

Three helps for developing a holy lifestyle Be focused on Christ's coming Begins in the mind Requires spiritual alertness Motivated by Grace Be obedient to the Father in all of life Break with past lifestyle Erase the distinction between sacred and secular Be growing in personal knowledge of God's holiness

Helps for Being Careful – Part 2

2021-01-04T16:00:09-06:00January 3rd, 2021|

Date: January 3, 2021 ()

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Thought: Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage. Why be careful - 1 Peter 5:8 A devil that is accusing - Job 1, 2 A world that is watching - 2 Samuel 12:14 Wolves that are devouring - Acts 20:17 Believers that need uplifting What to be careful of: Forgetting God in your life - Deuteronomy 6:3 Associations - Proverbs 1:10 Lustful temptations - 1 Corinthians 6:18, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:15 Wrong doctrine - Matthew 16:12 Materialism - Luke 12:15 To do right - Titus 3:8 How to be careful Attentively - Nehemiah 8:8, Proverbs 2:1, 2:2, 4:1, 4:20, Deuteronomy 29 Listening Carefully - Ephesians 5:15 Deliberately - Proverbs 4 Diligently - Proverbs 4:23 Prudently
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