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What To Do When You Are Cornered

2022-04-28T22:27:14-05:00April 28th, 2022|

Date: April 28, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 14:1-21 |

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What To Do When You Are Cornered Exodus 14:1-21 Cornered people can feel trapped by... Home Life Ministry Sin Bad Health Care Giver Grief Conflict False Guilt Unknown Future   Know Your Own Inclinations Know that you will tend to be Dominated by Fear rather than Controlled by Faith Know that you will tend to Forget God's Deliverance rather than Remember God's Deliverance Know that you will tend to Focus on the Foe rather than the Fortress Know that you will tend to Assume the Worst rather than Resting in God's Power Know that you will tend to be Quick to Blame Know that you will tend to Speak before you Think Know that you

Maintaining Your Integrity

2022-04-28T12:56:02-05:00April 28th, 2022|

Date: April 28, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 4:17 |

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Potential stages of growth Self-Aware Self-Absorbed Content, just don't care anymore Are you ready to stand before God?  Judge yourself now! Continue to sigh over sin God is holy Sin still bothers Him Does sin bother you? Ezekiel 9:3-6 Continue to pray for sinners Ask God to help you see yourself in the mirror of scripture God wants all to be saved Pray for authorities 1 Timothy 2:1-6 Proper prayers from God's people are never wasted! - Revelation 8:1-6 Continue to shine the sinless light Don't walk like the darkness around you Walk in His light Matthew 5:13-16 1 John 1:5-7

The Integrity of Job

2022-04-27T23:14:52-05:00April 27th, 2022|

Date: April 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Job 2:1-3 |

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Job and his children A rare parent - Job 1:4-5 Honesty about their sin Sacrificed in their stead Surrendered about their plight - Job 1:19-21 An amazing creation God's will is ultimate Job and his wife Job 2:7-10 Job and his relationship with God Trust of God - Job 13:13-16 Hope in God - Job 23:8-10 Acceptance of God - Job 38:1-4; 42:1-6 I may be clueless, but God may be trusted!

Ye Thought Evil, But God

2022-04-27T23:15:35-05:00April 27th, 2022|

Date: April 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 45:1-15 |

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Is God Just? Are we Living like God is Just? "The Integrity of our lives will be directly related to our view of God's Integrity" Ye Thought Evil, But God... God is not the Author of the Evil God was not Surprised by the Evil God Achieved His Will despite their Evil Shocking ??? -Response -Remembrance Spiritual Perspective -Comfort Sincere Performance   "Righteousness is rewarded by the one that has been offended" "Grace is received by the ones who have been offended" "Because of faith, rest is given in the offense"  

An Honest Mistake

2022-04-26T22:59:51-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:38-44; John 7:24; Matthew 7:1-5 |

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What is an honest mistake? Not purposeful sin Lack of Information Lack of Ability God shows mercy when He can, judgment when He must. Honest mistakes do have consequences Guilty vs. Responsibility Christians could take advice from leaders in the Old Testament who did not participate in the guilt of Israel, preached against it, but took responsibility for it in their prayers. The leader must be careful for how they deal with honest mistakes Did not draw attention to the person The offender should not be overly sensitive Try to be patient with the leader if you are the offender The leader is wrong if they handle it wrong, but the offender is

Great Power, “But”

2022-04-26T14:40:03-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 15:1-2; Acts 4:31-5: |

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What does God think of Integrity? A Study of Ananias and Sapphira's effect on the early church Introduction Integrity: Truth in the Heart Beware the enemy without, be more aware of the enemy within The Account Indisputable Impartial Important Indispensable Impactful Outline The Great Circumstances of the Account Persecution The Grievous Conduct Prompting: wrong motive Plan: wrong viewpoint Performance: wrong presentation The Gripping Cause The natural tendencies of the heart The influences of the heart God does not care about the amount, He cares about the heart. Proverbs 4:23

The Difference a Savior Makes

2022-01-03T16:17:36-06:00January 2nd, 2022|

Date: January 2, 2022 ()

Bible Text: John 4 |

The Samaritan Woman The curiosity A purpose and path of our Savior A genuine love of our Savior The craving Christ's desire for water Shows humanity and deity The conviction Christ didn't shy from sin The confession She recognized that she met the Savior Sin is recognized Sin is dealt with Salvation is spread

Why Did He Do It?

2021-11-11T21:20:53-06:00November 11th, 2021|

Date: November 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 5:1-8 |

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Somebody died for you to save you from your sins - Romans 5:8 Somebody died for you to save you from yourself - 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 Somebody died for you so you could have a story to tell - Romans 1:16; Ephesians 3:8 The fastest growing religion in America is the new religion of self-worship

The Second Most Important Decision of Your Life

2021-11-11T14:11:18-06:00November 11th, 2021|

Date: November 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 2:18-24 |

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Preparing for Marriage All teenagers battle against the feeling of incompleteness God has created someone just for you When the time is right, God will bring that someone to you The Devil will always bring a counterfeit before God brings a choice Practical Advice Involve your parents and pastor Decide on a timetable of waiting Consider attending a year of Bible college  

The Lord Forbid

2021-11-10T22:58:47-06:00November 10th, 2021|

Date: November 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 21:1-14 |

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Living by principle and conviction... You will not change because of the personal preference of others You will not change because of pressure You will not change because of prestige You will not change because of price You will not change because of pouting people You will not change because of persecution

High Places in the Family

2021-04-22T22:48:38-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

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The Reason for the high places High Places:  Compromises made to satisfy others Solomon compromised to satisfied his family 1 Kings 11:5-8 They cause us to ride "the fence" 1 Kings 11:6 High Places: Choices where we make the statement "I will worship and serve the Lord on my terms" 1 Kings 12:28-32 "Worship is revealed by whatever touches your life and makes you upset." Entertainment Satisfaction of self High places: Counterparts of secret sin 2 Kings 17:9 The Retaining of the high places Someone must take courage to remove the high places.  If not, they will be passed down. 2 Kings 17:41 Just as the kings passed them from

Four Tips for Developing Convictions in Young People

2021-04-22T19:31:43-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Titus 2:11-12 |

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Help them to understand Biblical principles 1 John 2:15-17, Romans 12:2, Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:29; 12:28 Separation is a Biblical concept Separation has never been popular Have Biblical Convictions Children will gravitate to the parent with the least/lower convictions You cannot lead where you have not already gone yourself Teach your children Biblical Convictions Not just things you can or can't do Love+Discipline, Grace and Truth work together Be Consistent Inconsistency breeds rebellion Teach convictions, and be consistent in your actions as well

Teenage Fault Lines in the Book of Proverbs

2021-04-22T13:58:34-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Phlippians 4:9 |

How to Develop Teenagers for the Lord Fault lines in the earth are often not seen, but when they create earthquakes, those are seen.  So are the faults in a teenager's heart if not dealt with. Fault Line #1 - A Walk with God Example(s): Enoch; Noah Key Bible Passages: Gen. 5:22-24, 6:9; 2 Cor. 4:16; 1 John 2:13-14 Teaching Points Being with God is more important than Doing for God Walking with God must be the top priority for a believer Look for who God is in the text of scripture Seeing Points Let them see and hear from your personal

Preparing for Marriage

2021-04-21T21:48:48-05:00April 21st, 2021|

Date: April 21, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 |

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Marriage is God's idea, not man's. Understanding Waiting Wait on the Lord Serve while waiting Keep yourself pure (Heart, Activity, Appearance) Flee Youthful lust It is good for a man not to touch a woman Keep yourself unspotted from the world Keep yourself accountable Love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Things Charity Does Things Charity does not do Something Charity is Things Charity is not Commitment Study the wedding vows Responsibility Electronics "manifesto" (promises, commitments, responsibility) Financial standing Housing for future home Attitude (toward church, etc.) Reliability Warning Signs Desperation to get married vs. calm waiting Watch for an entitlement mindset Watch for refusal of accountability Those unable to receive correction Anger Unthankfulness Friends You are now, or soon shall be, who your friends are.

Two Choices on the Shelf

2021-04-21T15:15:06-05:00April 21st, 2021|

Date: April 21, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 24:3-4 |

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Wisdom Purity The Scripture is the measure of purity Peacefulness Gentleness Easily Entreatable Approachable Merciful Fruitful Weapons Comparisons Generalizations Threats Withdraw/Silence Neglect Intimidation Anger Yelling/Screaming Control Deceit Continual Criticism Rehearsing the Past Shut-Down Gossip Revenge

A Revival of Teachability

2021-04-21T14:08:26-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

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The Portrait of the Proud Pride kills teachability Proverbs 11:2 Proverbs 13:18 Pride paves a way Shame Destruction Contention The Peril of Pride Pride becomes the obstacle between us and God God resists the proud The Portrait of the Teachable Asks God to reveal sin Restores a teachable spirit Seeks Godly examples Petitions God for wisdom Promise to the teachable His Word is a light
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