Foundational Principles for Life

2022-04-14T19:47:21-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Peter 1:3-4 |

Bad perspectives for decisions in life: Parents (NOT doing it their way) Self Pragmatism Pleasure Ownership Principles for life Creation/Purpose principle - He is God, I am not Redemption principle - God bought you, he gets to tell you what to do (1 Corinthians 6:20) Dwelling principle - my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) Motivation Principles Communion principle - God wants fellowship with me, so I want it with Him (James 4:8) Love principle (John 14:15) Pleasing Principle (2 Timothy 2:4)

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  

Cornelis Aertz de Man

2021-08-22T09:44:30-05:00August 15th, 2021|

Date: August 15, 2021

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This week we will look at a young man martyred for his faith.  The time frame was early 1500s.  Charles the V was the Holy Roman Emperor.  The Protestant Reformation was getting under way, but Anabaptists were under continued persecution. One young man Cornelis Aertz de Man came to know Lord as his Savior. Listen along as we tell the this young man's story, whose life was taken for his faith in Christ.

Allen Freeman

2021-08-08T10:18:55-05:00August 8th, 2021|

Date: August 8, 2021

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This week we will look at the ministry of Allen Freeman. Freeman started the first Baptist church in Chicago's early days. In context, the War of 1812 had just past and Adoniram Judson left for India. Listen along as we explore the short ministry of Allen Freeman in and around Chicago.

The Real Warrior

2019-11-06T10:15:23-06:00November 5th, 2019|

Date: November 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 17:50 |

Series:

Fake Warriors 1. The Showy Warrior - Eliab, looks good on the outside 2. The Short-Time Warrior - King Saul, started out good but got distracted 3. The Scared Warrior - The Real Warrior - David 1. Responsible 1 Sam 16:11 2. Engaged, he didn't expect someone else to fight, he did 3. Attacking, 1 Sam 17:51, 52 4. Loving, 1 Sam 13:14  

The Beginnings of Bitterness

2019-11-05T15:08:24-06:00November 4th, 2019|

Date: November 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Jonah 3-4:1 |

How Bitterness Begins  Bitterness is rooted from dissatisfaction in one's life Foundations of bitterness God's will vs. my will God's will for everyone is found inside His Word Jonah was angry about God's will for his life (Jonah 4:1) The Focus of bitterness Focused completely on self even if the dilemma is justified "I'm the victim" complex is implied It is used as an excuse to blame God The Foolishness of bitterness The foolish philosophy of Life "The only thing worth living for is what fulfills our desires" The foolish philosophy of death "Death is better than a world where things are done God's way" "I'd rather die in my will, than live in God's will"    

What Does it Mean to Love the World?

2019-08-25T06:55:53-05:00August 18th, 2019|

Date: August 18, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 4:11 |

  We were always supposed to be different when we got saved 1 Pt. 2:9 Consumption Self-Encompassing You don't have to love the world just because you have to live in it 1 John 2:15 Self-Centered When you are in the world, you are self-centered 2 Timothy 4:10 God-Emptying When you join the world, you will reject God 1 John 2:16 Consequences Everything passes away 2 Pt. 3:10 You will be miserable
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