Surviving the Storm

2022-05-16T21:43:01-05:00May 15th, 2022|

Date: May 15, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Acts 27:1-14 |

Anticipate the Storm Use all the help available Presence of God Prayer Promises of God Remember there are worse things than the storm Lighten the load Realize things may get worse before they get better: don't lose hope Accept any responsibility that you may have for the storm Expect God's deliverance Understand that God's deliverance may involve some inconveniences Work through the storms together Listen to the man of God Take care of yourself God's intention in the storm is to prove us, not destroy us!

Stepping Out in Faith

2022-04-14T21:58:45-05:00April 14th, 2022|

Date: April 14, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 3:1-13 |

Introduction What does it mean to take a step of faith? Our text provides some important lessons about stepping out in faith. Message Faith’s Obstacle Intentional Obstacle (Joshua 3:1) Insurmountable Obstacle (Joshua 3:15) Faith’s Obedience Base your obedience on the Word of God. (Joshua 3:9) Don’t get ahead of God. (Joshua 3:3-4) Trust God to lead you each step of the way. (Joshua 3:4) Obedience is blessed. (Joshua 3:17) Following God does not exempt you from battles. (Joshua 4:11-13) Faith’s Opportunities Opportunity for Inauguration (Joshua 3:7; 4:14) Opportunity for Instruction (Joshua 3:9) Opportunity for Inspiration (Joshua 3:10) Faith Reminds Us of God’s Presence Faith Reminds Us of God’s Power Faith’s Occasion Recognize the Power of God (Joshua 4:24a) Respect the Person of

Bite Your Tongue

2022-04-14T19:00:49-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022 ()

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We cherish the First Amendment because it protects our freedom of speech, but do not forget that there is a higher law than that of this land -the Bible. God has the right to dictate what we say, how we say it, and when we say it. We live in an age when most people believed that they are not only entitled to have an opinion but that their opinion must always be shared. There are times that we should bite our tongue. The world would be a better place if everyone followed God's guidelines for speech. Let's learn a little bit

The Importance of Missions

2022-04-03T19:23:09-05:00April 3rd, 2022|

Date: April 3, 2022 ()

Bible Text: John 3:16 |

It is the heartbeat of God You will have a heart for missions if you are close to God Be sure that your heart is the same as God's It is God's plan for man's redemption Why should everyone hear the Gospel twice before everyone has heard it once? It is the duty of the local church Where? All of the world What? Teaching and preaching When? Simultaneously How? They must be sent It is the thrust of the New Testament Without missions, there would be no New Testament America is the result of missions It is the only hope that the unsaved have

Breaking Bad Habits – Part 2

2022-03-21T09:17:21-05:00March 20th, 2022|

Date: March 20, 2022 ()

Bible Text: |

What are habits? Definition: A practice that has been repeated so frequently that it becomes second nature, sometimes involuntarily Examples Brushing teeth Looking before crossing the street What makes habits sinful? A habit becomes a sin under two conditions It is sinful if it violates a clear command or principle from the Bible Drinking Ephesians 5:18 Proverbs 23:29-3 Smoking 1 Corinthians 3:17 Pornography Matthew 5:28 Exodus 20:14 Exodus 20:17 Exodus 20:3 It is sinful when it assumes control of you Yard sales Video Games Where do we turn for hope? 2 Corinthians 5:17 1 John 5:4-5 Galatians 6:7 Turn to the Lord Exercise Faith Don't we have an excuse? John 8:36 Psalm 38:17-18 How do we overcome? Replace sinful habits with seven helpful habits Read the Bible and pray

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

2022-03-21T10:04:53-05:00March 14th, 2022|

Date: March 14, 2022 ()

Bible Text: John 14:1 |

Things that trouble people: The Next Life Heaven is Real Faith is the cure This Life Get Support from Scripture

The Helmet of Salvation

2022-03-13T20:24:40-05:00March 13th, 2022|

Date: March 13, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:10-17 |

Today’s piece of the armor is the helmet of salvation. Why would saved people be told to put on the helmet of salvation? God is not implying that we have to get saved over and over again. So what does it mean to put on the helmet? Salvation provides much for a Christian, but many believers live without those benefits. It’s as if they don’t put on their helmet. Let's consider what the helmet of salvation offers us. Protection Protection from Doubt Protection from Fear Protection from Evil Thoughts Confidence Hope Hope in This Life Hope in the Next Life

Breaking Bad Habits

2022-03-20T09:56:24-05:00March 6th, 2022|

Date: March 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: |

What are habits? Definition: A practice that has been repeated so frequently that it becomes second nature, sometimes involuntarily Examples Brushing teeth Looking before crossing the street What makes habits sinful? A habit becomes a sin under two conditions It is sinful if it violates a clear command or principle from the Bible Drinking Ephesians 5:18 Proverbs 23:29-3 Smoking 1 Corinthians 3:17 Pornography Matthew 5:28 Exodus 20:14 Exodus 20:17 Exodus 20:3 It is sinful when it assumes control of you Yard sales Video Games Where do we turn for hope? 2 Corinthians 5:17 1 John 5:4-5 Galatians 6:7
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