When Ordinary is Extraordinary

2021-03-19T01:47:51-05:00February 21st, 2021|

Date: February 21, 2021 ()

Bible Text: John 1:35-42      |

Introduction:  Many people aspire to make a name for themselves.  However, the truth is that relatively few people actually become famous.  Most of us are ordinary.  Thankfully, as Christians, ordinary people can do extraordinary things!  Let’s consider some qualities of an ordinary disciple who was greatly used by God. Faith: Salvation Submission Sacrifice Focus: Hearing Helping F Human Initiative Heavenly Intervention F Faithful in P Faithful in P  

Christ in You

2021-04-20T11:11:14-05:00February 7th, 2021|

Date: February 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 1:25-29 |

Many times we try to live the Christian life in our own strength but fail. We must realize that Christ wants to work through us.   Christ Is Our Hope Hope for Heaven Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:12 Isaiah 64:6 1 John 5:12 Hope for here 2 Corinthians 3:18 2 Corinthians 5:17 Our Help Romans 7:15 Romans 7:24-25 Matthew 11:28-30 Galatians 2:20 John 15:5 Our Happiness Happy Because of Forgiveness Matthew 1:23 Romans 6:14 2 Corinthians 3:17 Happy Because of Freedom 2 Corinthians 3:17 Happy Because of Fellowship 1 John 1:3-4 “I have a great need for Christ: I have a great Christ for my need.” ~ C. H. Spurgeon “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ

Practical Praying

2020-12-29T13:58:05-06:00December 27th, 2020|

Date: December 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: James 1:1-8 |

Introduction: It’s one thing to know principles about prayer and another thing to put those principles into practice.Let’s discover how prayer can work in daily life. Tribulation Trouble precedes prayer.  - James 1:2,5 Trouble produces patience.  - James 1:3 Trouble promotes perfection.  - James 1:4 Invitation  - James 1:5 Affirmation  - James 1:5 Stipulation - James 1:5-8 We must ask. - James 1:5 We must ask in faith. - James 1:6 We must not waver. - James 1:6-7 We must avoid sin. - James 1:8 Compensation  - James 1:5 “When trust is perfect and there is no doubt, prayer is simply the outstretched hand ready to receive. - E.M. Bounds  “When

The Young Adult-Parent Relationship

2020-11-21T19:36:38-06:00November 19th, 2020|

Date: November 19, 2020 ()

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Series:

The transition from childhood to adulthood can be quite challenging.There is often tension between young adults and their parents.The young adult thinks he knows more than he does, and parents can think that their children don’t know as much as they do.There can be many misunderstandings between young adults and parents, most of which result from a lack of understanding each other’s roles. Young Adults Dangers Thinking you know more than you do (Proverbs 4:1-4) Think you are right when you are wrong (Proverbs 14:12) Forgetting the dangers of being a young adult (2 Timothy 2:22) Desiring your own way (Proverbs 18:2, 1 Timothy 4:12) Going your own

Three Calls of Christ

2020-10-12T13:48:59-05:00October 11th, 2020|

Date: October 11, 2020

Bible Text: Mark 1:14-20 |

The Call to Salvation - Mark 1:15 The Repent of Sin The Rely on the Savior The Call to Submission - Mark 1:17 Christ's Example Get Baptized - Mark 1:9 Follow the Spirit's Leading - Mark 1:10 Endure Temptation - Mark 1:13 Faithfully Attend God's House- Mark 1:21 Boldly Speak God's Word - Mark 1:22 Seek Fellowship with the Father - Mark 1:35 Have Compassion on the Needy - Mark 1:40-42 Christ's Expectation - Mark 1:18 Total Submission Timely Submission The Call to Service - Mark 1:16-17 Character of the Called They were active They were faithful They were common Content of their Call Condition of the Call

Facing the Day of Trouble

2020-07-28T14:53:42-05:00July 26th, 2020|

Date: July 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 36, 37 |

Judah was threatened by the powerful Assyrian army. King Hezekiah was a godly man who handled the day of trouble wisely. As a result, Judah was delivered. We, too, are facing troubling days. Consider some lessons from Hezekiah’s life that will help us. Right Reaction Hush - Isaiah 36:13-15, 18-21 Quiet your soul Heartache - Isaiah 37:1 Don't default to depression Humility- Isaiah 37:2 Don't be afraid to look "weak" Heed  - Isaiah 37:3 Don't over-react Hope - Isaiah 37:4 Don't live in fear Passionate Prayer Start with Praise  - Isaiah 37:16 Realize that God is bigger than your problems State the Problem  - Isaiah 37:14, 17-19 Take time to cast your care on Him Specify the Petition 

Divine Deliverance in Dark Days

2020-05-04T13:07:30-05:00May 3rd, 2020|

Date: May 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 |

Don't despise the little that God gives you - Dave Olson The setting: Times were tough Economically Times were tough Politically Times were tough Spiritually Times were tough Morally The problem She had heartache She lost her husband He was a good man She had hardship She was lonely She was burdened She was confused She had helplessness Her sons were to be taken She had hopelessness She could not pay the debt she owed The petition She didn't say much She cried out to the man of God The provision It is timely It is not always comfortable It is always perfect It is telling It reveals how God likes to work Little has great potential in the hands of God It is teaming God is able God is unlimited

“I Can’t” Christianity

2020-04-17T13:08:39-05:00April 16th, 2020|

Date: April 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Numbers 11:1-15 |

A Heavy Heart The cause of the heavy heart The Christian life is a life of conflict, not comfort The complication of a heavy heart Moses had a heavy heart for a very long time God doesn't plan for us to carry a burden too heavy for us The cure for a heavy burden We should take it to the LORD God's work must be done with His help A Heartfelt Honesty Not all complaining is not the same Moses was crying to God, not against God Complaining can be an expression of grief, not finding fault and finding resentment The right kind of complaining brings relief Not all of our requests are granted Moses was
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