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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 |

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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

Lessons on Separation – Additional Study

2020-06-16T11:28:02-05:00June 14th, 2020|

Date: June 14, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ezra 9 |

I would like to expand on a couple of points that we stressed last week in the area of separation. Our text passage last week in Ezra 9 and 10 dealt with the concept of separation for the nation of Israel. They were God’s chosen people, and in Exodus 34 and Leviticus 7, they were given very specific instructions about intermarriage with heathen nations. There are three Scriptural distinctions that I would like to expand upon in this area of separation. I believe this will help you in your study of Scripture. You must then define the

Lesson 3: Biblical Responsibilities of the Husband and Wife

2019-10-24T19:13:19-05:00October 24th, 2019|

Date: October 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 5:18-33 |

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This is lesson three of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Most marriage problems would be solved if both the husband and wife understood and fulfilled their God-given roles.When each person does their part, a marriage will be filled with happiness. The Responsibilities of the Husband Lead (Ephesians 5:23, Acts 10:34) Love (Ephesians 5:25; 1 John 4:19; Ephesians 5:28, 33) As much as Christ loves the church As much as he loves himself Respect (1 Peter 3:7) Provide (1 Timothy 5:8) The Responsibilities of the Wife Help (Genesis 2:18) Submit (Ephesians 5:22, 24; 1 Peter 3:1-2) Respect (Ephesians 5:33, Philippians 2:3, Romans 12:18) Keep the Home (Titus 2:4-5, 1

The Message, the Man, the Ministry – Jeff Ferguson

2018-06-11T09:34:33-05:00March 1st, 2018|

Date: March 1, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Titus 1 |

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The Message, the Man, the Ministry - Jeff Ferguson Titus 1:1 I believe that God, through one message, through one moment in time, can revive a heart. All it takes is one verse to melt a heart of stone; and here tonight, I want to be a challenge to you, I want the Holy Spirit to convict. Fairhaven Baptist Church, you have an awesome responsibility.  Churches all across America send their young people to you to train. Young people, you have an awesome responsibility; you have been sent to this place to be trained. Hold Fast. In a day and age

The Love of God

2020-05-10T11:57:28-05:00July 11th, 2018|

Date: May 5, 2011

Bible Text: I John 4:7-13 |

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If you have your Bibles, turn in them to I John 4:7-13.  I am going to preach this morning on the fact that God is love.  “Beloved, let us love one another:  for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”  Again, this fact is all the way from Genesis to Revelation.  God loves us,
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