Get in My Father’s Business

2019-08-25T15:15:46-05:00August 22nd, 2019|

Date: August 22, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 2 |

What was His business? Came for souls Lived for souls Died for souls Lives for souls How did he conduct His business? He cared about souls He worked long hours for souls He talked about souls He went out of his way for souls Why should we be in the same business? It's a family business It brings happiness It pays well

Things Above

2019-08-11T11:20:40-05:00August 11th, 2019|

Date: August 11, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 3:1-4 |

Introduction The main ideas of the passage What are we to set above? - Our affections Where are we to set our affections? - On things above Why are we to set our affections above? - We are dead to sin So, what is above? Heavenly Father He Provides (Matthew 6:33) He Protects He Punishes Heavenly Family People already in Heaven People yet to be saved Heavenly Fortune (Matthew 6:19-21) Heavenly Forgiveness Heavenly righteousness, not earthly righteousness Heavenly cleansing, not earthly cleansing Heavenly works, not earthly works

The Problem of Pride

2019-07-21T13:06:09-05:00July 21st, 2019|

Date: July 21, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 6:16-19 |

The properties of pride (What Pride Is) Self-promoting (puts others down) Self-protecting (makes excuses) Self-pleasing (wanting things that aren't ours to have) Self-preferring (2 Timothy 3:2, Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3) Self-parading (1 John 2:16) Self-persuading Self-pitying The products of pride (What Pride Produces) Derision Deceit Division Damage Defiance The Perils of pride (What Pride Brings) Downfall Denial (James 4:6) Dejection Destruction (Proverbs 15:25) The Prescription for pride (How to Overcome) Be Honest (1 Corinthians 4:7) Be Humble

The God of Second Chances

2019-07-12T21:08:40-05:00June 23rd, 2019|

Date: June 23, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 21: 15-17 |

Prone to Failure Prayer Failure (Mt 26:39) Praise Failure He didn't know what to say (Mk 9:6) He didn't know what he had said (Lk 9:33) Passion Failure He rebuked Jesus (16:23) Perseverance Failure (Mt 14:28-30) Fear always replaces faith He started out well He got sidetracked Pride Failure (Mt 26:33-35,75) He ignored the warnings Performance Failure (Lk 5:4-5) Priority Failure (Jn 20:21) Christ wanted Peter to fish for men Peter returned to fishing for fish Prejudice Failure (Gal 2:12) Providential Foreknowledge He has a Precise Plan God is willing to remake and reshape us (Jer 18:4) He has a Persistent Plan We can get up ourselves when we fail (Rom 8:28-29) He has a Powerful Plan Pleasant Future Great Declaration Great Deeds Great Determination (Acts

Helps for Devotions

2019-04-27T23:30:26-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Date: April 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 119 |

Series:

Keep your devotions organized Start with a short prayer Thank the Lord for His blessings Ask for forgiveness for known sins Ask God to teach you something from the Bible Read your Bible and think about it Look for a promise, warning, command, principle Meditate (Psalm 119:15,23,48,78,97) Write down God's message for you that day to help you remember (Exodus 17:14) Choose a memory verse for the week (Psalm 119:16) Have some time for prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) Praise, submission, provision, intercession (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Prayer list Record any blessings or answers to prayer (Psalm 103:2) Keep devotions heart-felt Keep devotions balanced Keep devotions consistent (Psalm 86:3) Keep devotions full of faith Keep devotions practical A devotional book is not a

Have Faith in God

2019-03-31T11:17:30-05:00March 31st, 2019|

Date: March 31, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Mark 11:12-22 |

Outline: Have faith in God's Promises His Forgiveness His Presence His Protection (Genesis 32:9-10) His Provision His Power His Peace (Philippians 4:6-9) Have faith in the Principles of God You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7) Afflictions help us (Psalm 119:67,71) Have faith in the Person of God Example of the Centurion (Matthew 8:5-13) Hezekiah (II Kings 19:1-4)  

How to Come to Church

2021-02-01T09:13:10-06:00February 3rd, 2019|

Date: February 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 122:1 |

Text: Psalm 122:1 Outline ------- 1. Be Positive - Psalm 122:1 2. Be Praising - Psalm 100:1-5 3. Be Prepared a. Physically - Genesis 35:1-3, Exodus 19:10-11 b. Spiritually 4. Be Prompt - Hebrews 10:25 5. Be Panting - Psalm 42:1, 63:1-2, Acts 10:33 6. Be Prayerful - Psalm 119:18, 51:4, 141:5 7. Be Persistent - Hebrews 10:25
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