God’s Rest

2019-12-11T13:16:35-06:00October 22nd, 2019|

Date: October 20, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 4 |

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Hebrews 3-4 It is possible for a person to be saved and destined for heaven and yet lead a miserable, defeated life here below. I believe that this exact description is why Hebrews 3-4 is written for us today. The Bible is clear that there are two distinct possibilities of Christian experience: defeat or victory. Consider a couple of passages that relate this in the Pauline epistles: Romans 8:5-8 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 The book of Hebrews addresses that there is a maturity that should be attained in the believer’s life and this must be pursued. Consider later in the book of

Lesson 1: God’s Institution of the Home

2021-01-27T15:10:08-06:00October 17th, 2019|

Date: October 10, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1-2; Matthew 19:3-9 |

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This is lesson one of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Tonight we will be starting a series, a foundation of looking at the idea of the institution of the home. And I think that most of us would say that God did that, but we are going to kind of look at what that means. I think that easily we can expand on next year, as far as the institution of the home. To say that the family is in disrepair and in a state of deterioration in America is an understatement. The biblical home has been on

What the Bible Says About Fear

2019-11-13T08:48:38-06:00September 22nd, 2019|

Date: September 22, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 9:1-2 |

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What the Bible says about Fear 5-year old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother was preparing supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone. "It’s dark in there and I’m scared." She asked again, and he persisted. Finally she said, "It’s OK--Jesus will be in there with you." Johnny walked hesitantly to the door and barely opened it very slowly. He peeked inside, saw it was dark, and started to leave when all at once he had an idea. He said: "Jesus, if

No More Excuses – Part 3

2020-04-12T11:55:36-05:00September 8th, 2019|

Date: September 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 9:23-25 |

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Excuses cost delay (Luke 9:23-25) God's commands are worthy of immediate attention Delay will cause a loss of fervor You are not guaranteed tomorrow Excuses breed cousins Excuses cost damnation (Luke 14:15-24) Characteristics of the gospel The Gospel is ready The Gospel is abundant The urgency of the Gospel Christ is returning someday The reception of the Gospel Some are proud Some are preoccupied Some are self-satisfied Some are neglected If you have your Bibles turn to Luke chapter nine. That is where we are going to start in Luke chapter nine. Before we partake of communion, we are going to finish up because we have been teaching this thought for two weeks already, this should be

No More Excuses – Part 2

2019-10-09T11:59:40-05:00September 1st, 2019|

Date: September 1, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 14:15-26 |

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The excuse of not being fit for the job (Jeremiah 1:1-17) False pretense of humility The task is hard The time isn't right The topic is dangerous Excuses to keep you in failure Procrastination (Proverbs 6:3-9) Irritation (Proverbs 20:4) Exaggeration (Proverbs 22:13;26:13) Exhaustion (Proverbs 24:10) Frustration (Proverbs 24:16) Depression (Proverbs 24:19-22) We are going to start in Luke chapter 14, and then we will be moving to the Old Testament, continuing our thoughts from last week. This is part two of 'No More Excuses.' There was a little girl and she had developed a bad habit like most little kids, she had a problem with lying. So once she was given

No More Excuses!

2019-09-25T09:14:32-05:00August 30th, 2019|

Date: August 25, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 14:16-26 |

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Two Excuses used in the Old Testament The Excuse in Worshiping the one true God (Exodus 32:1-4) It's the people's fault If you have your Bibles this evening, we are starting in Luke chapter 14, then we are going to be in the Old Testament the rest of the time. Luke chapter 14, and hopefully you will understand where I am going after we read some of the passages. There was a man that was carrying two buckets and in the buckets were piles of fish. He was stopped by a game warden up in the northern Michigan area. A Game Warden just happened to

Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples

2019-09-11T11:22:46-05:00July 14th, 2019|

Date: July 14, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 22:24-25;31-32 |

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Satan's Desires The Destruction of Souls Cause the Saint to Fail Peter's Conversion to convert or come again Repent of Pride Repent of Betrayal Christ's Intercessory Prayer It's Personal It's Present Tense It's Specific   All right. Two passages tonight, Luke chapter 22 and that will be kind of our text passage, but we are also going to reference Ephesians 6. We will start at Ephesians 6 and then go to Luke chapter 22, because we are looking at the prayer life of Christ. And in Luke 22 is a prayer, it is a very important one, but I think something that kind of is a good intro is Ephesians 6.

Lord, Teach us to Pray

2019-08-23T08:56:42-05:00July 7th, 2019|

Date: July 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 11:1-13 |

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Teach Us to Pray “Christ’s praying fired the disciples with desire to pray like Him. Do our prayers move anyone to taste the devotion and joy which breathe through them?” (Alexander Maclaren) The plan for prayer Should be something that is done often and early.  The average Christian runs to prayer when they are in a critical state.  Prayer should be planned and purposeful in a Christian’s life.. Have a plan for your prayer life The ACTS plan Adoration Confession Thanksgiving Supplication The Model Payer plan Adoration God's will Confession Surrender of personal will Have purpose in your prayer life Have a place for your prayer life (habits) The person of prayer The person for help in

Launch Out Into the Deep

2019-07-22T15:36:36-05:00May 12th, 2019|

Date: May 12, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 5:1-11 |

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Necessities for launching out into the deep A total surrender towards God A thorough submissiveness to God A timeless scope Psalm 34: 8-10 "O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing." There is a story and I think this is good illustration, a good opener, but there was a little boy, he went to the store with his mother

Personal Evangelism

2019-07-08T09:48:22-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

Date: May 2, 2019 ()

Bible Text: |

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The call for personal evangelism Four reasons to engage in personal evangelism Inherent in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) Obedience to the Great Commandment A wise pursuit (Proverbs 11:30; James 4:14) Brings reward (Matthew 25:19-30; 2 Peter 3:10-12) Four excuses for not engaging in personal evangelism Evangelism is not my spiritual gift (Ephesians 4:11) I'm afraid of confronting people (1 Corinthians 2:3) I don't know enough to witness for Christ (John 9:25) People don't want to listen (Acts 13:46) Reasons for personal evangelism Every human being is a sinner There are consequences for sin Tonight we are going to be doing kind of a refresher course, so the first part is going to be more
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