Midweek Service

Tips for Being a Team Player

2023-12-07T20:25:07-06:00November 30th, 2023|

Date: November 30, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 |

Consider Some Ideas Stay focused on the goal - 1 Corinthians 9:24 Play your position - Ephesians 4:16 Submit to those over you Serve those who are under you Strengthen those beside you If someone drops the ball, pick it up - Proverbs 6:16-19 Don't be a ball hog - 3 John 9 Help your teammates over the goal line - Galatians 6:2 Listen to the coach - 1 Peter 2:17 Take your lumps - Revelation 3:19 Practice after hours - 1 Corinthians 1:10 Give some high-fives - Romans 12:15 Talk on the field - Proverbs 25:11 Forget the home-run, and bunt the ball - Luke 17:10 Be ready to change positions - Philippians 4:11 Remember that

Lost in the Woods

2023-11-16T21:03:30-06:00November 16th, 2023|

Date: November 16, 2023 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 18 |

Absalom's Rebellion He disregarded God's authority He disrespected the position his authority had He deceived his dad into thinking he was spiritual He delighted in his shame - he accepted the praise of men He disgraced everyone that cared for him Reminders from Absalom and David Our children are watching us Train your children It's natural for children to blame parents for wrong done in the home Do everything you can do to bring wayward children back Rebellious children effect everyone around

Are You Salt, or Are You Good for Nothing?

2023-11-01T15:32:54-05:00October 19th, 2023|

Date: October 19, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 5:13 |

Salt Preserves Salt Penetrates We should be immersed in God's Word, and we should stand out in this world We as believers should be an active force for reaching unbelievers Salt Purifies It will cleanse us and make us whole Are you allowing God's Word to cleanse you Salt Pleases Is your speech seasoned and thought-provoking, or is it bland and empty  

The Math Just Doesn’t Add Up

2023-10-25T14:20:13-05:00October 5th, 2023|

Date: October 5, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 73:1-19 |

The Deduction - Psalm 73:3-9 The peace of the wicked The punishment of the wicked The pride of the wicked The prosperity of the wicked The Destruction - Psalm 73:18

The Discipline of Stewardship

2023-09-27T08:39:18-05:00August 24th, 2023|

Date: August 24, 2023 ()

Bible Text: |

The Disciplined use of our time Use time wisely because the Days are evil It is the only preparation for Eternity Time is short, our life is brief Time is passing Remaining time is uncertain Time lost cannot be regained You are accountable to God for you time It is so easily lost The time to value time is now; time is valued at death Time is valued in eternity The disciplined use of our money Money shows us who we are and what we value God owns everything you own, we are managers Giving is an act of worship Giving reflects faith in God's provision Giving should be sacrificial and generous Giving reflects spiritual trustworthiness Should be a

How to Be Happy

2023-08-16T13:07:26-05:00August 16th, 2023|

Date: July 27, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 2:12 |

Owner's Manual for Happiness (the Bible) Preliminary points God does want us to be happy We don't need all of these things to be happy Most things are in our control or God's control Physical and material things don't make the list If we aren't happy, we need to adjust our perspective Things that God says will make us happy Beatitudes The poor in spirit The mourners The meek Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness The merciful The pure in heart Those persecuted for righteousness sake Those who are reviled and persecuted falsely Trusting in God Psalm 2:12 Psalm 34:8 Psalm 40:4 Psalm 85:4 Isaiah 30:18 Obeying the Bible Psalm 1:1-3 Psalm 106:3 Psalm 119:1-2 Luke 11:28 John 13:17 Fearing the Lord Proverbs 1:7 Psalm 128:1-2 Psalm 28:14 Being corrected by God Job 5:17 When

Leading Children to Christ

2023-06-29T10:20:07-05:00June 22nd, 2023|

Date: June 22, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 19:14 |

Ministry Thoughts Show Christ in your ministry Show Christ in your mannerisms Show Christ in your methods Choose the right type of invitation Carefully screen those who respond Show Christ in your mentoring Counseling Thoughts Use terms consistent with the lesson Be warm and friendly Use a Bible Use illustrations or visuals Keep it simple Jesus loves you Jesus cannot tolerate sin Jesus took your place Jesus is righteous Jesus has conditions Repentance - a change of mind evidenced by a change in heart, through faith, Jesus can make the change Believe Receive Jesus is waiting Open the door Ask him to come in Decide if they are ready to pray Offer to help if needed Discuss eternal security If not, send them away with a children's tract,

The Family Altar

2023-06-19T16:17:51-05:00June 15th, 2023|

Date: June 15, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-12 |

Outline The Goal The Guidelines Memorizing Meditation Education Conversation Application Observation The Gifts The Guard Duty Ideas Pray, asking God to be a part of the time Discuss past blessings and future plans Sing a song Read the Bible Use a devotional book Talk through a sermon "Takeaway" from church/sermon Close in Prayer

Lessons from Abigail

2023-04-17T15:32:11-05:00April 13th, 2023|

Date: April 13, 2023 ()

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 25:1-35 |

Abigail's Approach Humility is present in her posture Her words were sweet and gracious Abigail's Appeal She brought words of encouragement She was biblical and wise dealing with the situation Abigail's Appeasement She kept David from future sorrow She is mentioned in the New Testament for her peace-making

Advantages of Christian Education – Part 2

2023-04-14T10:03:57-05:00April 6th, 2023|

Date: April 6, 2023 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17 |

The textbooks All textbooks point to Christ God's Word, our absolute truth, is our main textbook The teachers The target Goals of public education Tolerance Wokeness Promiscuity Goals of christian education Salvation Sanctification Service

A Little Lost Man Meets a Loving Lord

2023-04-14T10:01:55-05:00March 30th, 2023|

Date: March 30, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Luke 19:1-10 |

A soulwinning study of Luke 19:1-10; Zaccheus The Little Lost Man He was rich He had power and position He had some problems The Loving Lord Called him by name Helped him change his ways Willing to be criticized Clearly defined Salvation You can never talk to the wrong person about the Lord because everyone needs Him!

The Woman’s Power to Harm

2023-03-01T10:52:54-06:00February 23rd, 2023|

Date: February 23, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 2:20-25 |

The roots of manipulation Manipulation was introduced in the garden Manipulation in the home starts with the woman Manipulation breeds manipulation The recognition of manipulation Examples Eve and her power over Adam Delilah and her power over Samson Sarai and her power over Abraham Rebekah and her power over Isaac Expressions - "What manipulation might look like in your home" The results of manipulation Eve – humanity plunged into sin Delilah – Samson was blinded and tortured Sarai – Ishmael was born, Arab nation today Rebekah – lost her sons, never saw Jacob again

The Pursuit of God

2023-02-20T09:33:59-06:00February 16th, 2023|

Date: February 16, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 29:10-14 |

In the process of pursuing God, there will be distractions Flesh is a distraction Worldliness is a distraction In the process of pursuing God, there will be directions Humility Esteeming others higher than ourselves In the process of pursuing God, there will be divine deliverance

Lessons From the Little Maid

2023-02-13T14:56:13-06:00February 9th, 2023|

Date: February 9, 2023 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 5:1-14 |

Her horrible situation Her situation was painful Her situation was providential Providence has its pain Providence has its placement Her helpful spirit She was sensitive She was sweet She was submissive She was serious She was sincere She was smart She was sharp She was shrewd She was spiritual
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