The Four Prophets of Mt. Carmel

2019-04-28T00:03:23-05:00April 25th, 2019|

Date: April 25, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 KIngs 18:1-21 |

Series:

The counterfeit prophets The devil has his counterfeits Sadly, he is recruiting people for his army at a high rate The cowardly prophets When the going gets tough, head to the cave and hide The compromising prophet Watch out for "Well...I don't see anything wrong with that!" Maybe you should ask "What is right with it?" The courageous prophet He was there (1 Kings 18:8) He was filled and controlled by the Spirit of God

What Happened to Nineveh?

2019-04-27T23:31:20-05:00April 25th, 2019|

Date: April 25, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Jonah 3:3-10; 4:11; Nahum 1:1-2 |

Series:

How did Nineveh go from being blessed by God in Jonah to being destroyed by God in Nahum? The responsibility that comes with knowing truth The privilege of Nineveh God's deliverance of truth (Acts 17;1-3) God's expectation of truth (Matthew 4:13-17; 11:20-24) The problem of Nineveh Truth was not propagated (Nahum 3:1-4; Judges 2:10-11 Psalm 78:5-7; Hosea 4:1; 2 Corinthians 13:8) Truth was not received The proclamation against Nineveh God is harder on one who knows the truth and rejects it (Nahum 2:1; 2 Peter 2:20) What are you doing with the truth you have been given?    

Habits of Personal Bible Study

2019-04-27T23:30:50-05:00April 25th, 2019|

Date: April 25, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 |

Series:

Allows us to obey God's command to study Allows us to obey God's command to prove all things and hold fast good Adds completeness to a Christian Helps us say no to bologna (Luke 24:32) Allows the word of God to dwell in us richly Provides euphoria when you find a truth God gave to me (Eureka) (Proverbs 31:10) Use a concordance Do some simple studies What story does your sword tell about you? (Proverbs 2:1-7)  

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

Stop It!

2019-04-27T23:30:02-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Date: April 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 15:18-25 |

Series:

Things that we should stop Stop expecting the world to like you (John 15:18-25) Stop thinking that everyone who claims to be a Christian is one (Matt 7:21) Stop being silent about your faith Stop saying that repentance is not necessary for salvation Stop being more passionate about your political views than your faith Stop using grace as a license to do what you want (Titus 2:11,12)

The Marathon Race of the Christian Life

2019-04-27T23:29:43-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Date: April 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:1-3 |

Series:

How to run the race of the Christian Life Motivation Martyrs who have gone before us Preparation Lay aside the weights (Matthew 6:33) Get up Minimize wasted time Have a hobby that you can serve the Lord with Lay aside sin My business is not to please the flesh, but to please the Lord Sin gets us sidetracked & we are good at rationalizing it Participation Patience Patient endurance Have good friends who encourage you Young people need to be careful who they marry Jump in Don't quit We need people to pass the baton to  

The Word in Preaching

2019-04-28T09:19:24-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Date: April 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:15-4:4 |

Series:

Different types of preaching are needed Expository preaching- Give the meaning of the text in its context Historical Character studies The Word discovered Discover where the thought begins and ends Pray for Holy Spirit illumination Read and re-read the text (meditation) Look at paragraph divisions (Acts 21:40-22:1) Discover the outline (Psalm 1:1-6) The Word divided - There is only one primary interpretation to a passage Ask yourself questions as you read Who, why, recipients, etc. Define important words and clauses Find the historical setting Read commentaries The Word delivered Declare the truth Explain the truth Illustrate the truth (don't overload with stories and cross-references) Make the personal application Introduction (where you are going) and Conclusion (sum, invitation)  

Only One King

2019-04-27T23:29:04-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

Date: April 23, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12:26-30 |

Series:

There are many warriors, but there is just one king (1 Timothy 1:17-18) We have a king and his name is Jesus I wear His armor I follow His banner We should fear the idea of taking glory from our King I was not sent here to build a name for myself (1 Cor 10:30-31) God's blessing is despite us, not because of us

The Key to Revival

2019-04-27T23:28:23-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

Date: April 23, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Jonah 3:1-10 |

Series:

The solution to America's problems is a spiritual solution (2 Chronicles 7:14) - The faithful preaching of God's word! The place Jonah went Great in size Great in splendor Great in sin - Can anything be done? (Ezekiel 37:1-5) The preaching Jonah did Simple (Jonah 3:4; I Corinthians 2:1-4) Scriptural (2 Timothy 4:1-2) The power God displayed (2 Corinthians 10:4; Psalm 19:7)
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