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Helps for a Godly Marriage

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 |

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Intro: Benefits of Companionship Work with one another Ecclesiastes 4:9 Example: Priscilla and Aquila Productivity increases when a husband and wife work together Lift up one another Ecclesiastes 4:10 Stir up one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Comfort one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Stand with and for one another Ecclesiastes 4:12 Worship with one another Ecclesiastes 4:12

The Spirit-Filled Home

2021-04-20T13:18:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-26 |

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What the parents do in moderation, the kids often do in excess. The Old Nature The Conflicts of the old nature Galatians 5:15 The Work of the old nature Sexual sins Galatians 5:19 Spiritually bankrupt Galatians 5:20 Sins of the flesh Galatians 5:20-21 The Character of the old nature Galatians 5:24 The New Nature The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 Put on the new man Ephesians 4:22-23

The Blessing of Brokenness

2022-10-09T11:05:53-05:00November 12th, 2020|

Date: November 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 51:16-19 |

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What is brokenness? What it is not Being gloomy Being self-focused Going through a severe trial Just an emotional experience What it is The right view of one's sin - Psalms 51:1-4 The right view of the Savior - Isaiah 6:1-5 Quick to confess - 1 John 1:9 Repentance of one's stubborn will - Psalms 51:5-14 Coming to the end of one's self - 1 Samuel 15:17-23 Absolute surrender to God A return to God's presence - Psalms 34:8-18; 51:1-17

Champions Living Defeated

2020-11-11T22:20:07-06:00November 11th, 2020|

Date: November 11, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Judges 13:4-6 |

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Three Low-lights of Life Relationships Bad relationships will stem from bad rendezvous places Good relationships will stem from good rendezvous places Consistency Don't be where you shouldn't be and expect sin not to happen Reproof Be "reproof-able" - take correction Be real, none are perfect Thoughtlesness Don't only pray when it only concerns yourself Have a burden for others

Doomed from the Start

2020-11-11T10:24:00-06:00November 10th, 2020|

Date: November 10, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 24:9-12 |

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Problems with Nadab and Abihu Problems with their vision They saw what they wanted to see They didn't see "THE" God of Israel, they saw "A" god of Israel Problems with their significance What they thought was important was out of line Their priorities weren't in order Problems with their surrender Things became hazy for them - "Is it really as easy as 'right' & 'wrong'" They thought that their attitude didn't matter

Precious Promises for Troubling Times

2020-03-30T17:27:42-05:00March 29th, 2020|

Date: March 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Peter 1:1-4 |

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Introduction: Times are tough, but Christians still have hope! God’s promises are plentiful, precious, personal, and powerful. Consider some of His precious promises: The Promise of His Presence The Promise of His Provision The Promise of His Power The Promise of His Peace The Promise of His Pardon Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4)

Life in the Pits

2020-03-28T20:56:29-05:00March 28th, 2020|

Date: March 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: |

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How do you handle your life in the low times? The Pit of Privation- Joseph (Genesis 37-39) Privation=lacking essentials Joseph experienced absolute isolation Genesis 37 The Pit of Persecution -Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38) The Pit of Pity - King Saul (1 Samuel 18) The Pit of Punishment Temporal Pit - Jonah 2 Eternal Pit - Isaiah 14:15 The Pit of Prayer - David, Daniel (Psalm 40:1) The Pit of Patience - David (Psalm 40:2) The Pit of Praise - David (Psalm 40:3) The Pit of Power - David (Psalm 40:2-3)

What Is Your Passion?

2020-03-28T18:40:02-05:00March 27th, 2020|

Date: March 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 63: 1-11 |

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A Study of Psalm 63 A personal relation with God Psalm 63:1 A priority in seeking our God Psalm 63:1, 6, 8 Lift praise to our God Psalm 63:3-4 The preeminence of our God Psalm 63:3, 5, 8 The protection from our God Psalm 63:8-11 In the Psalms, we find many references to trouble and refuge. “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble” (Psalm 9:9). “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”

Jesus: An Introduction

2020-01-29T16:25:36-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Date: January 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-4 |

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The more we see how amazing God is, the less we are impressed with ourselves. -Evangelist Paul Schwanke God gives an introduction to His son in the first few verses of Hebrews When Christ speaks, He declares the word of God (John 1:1) Heir of all things He made the worlds The brightness of His glory (not just a reflection) The express image of His person (character, Deity) Upholds all things by the word of His power By himself purged our sins The problem: Sin The bigger problem: Sins The even bigger problem: They are our sins They need to be purged It is in the past tense - the work has already been

A More Sure Word

2020-01-28T15:38:01-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Date: January 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25 |

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Ways the Bible is a more sure word of prophesy It is a powerful book - 1 Peter 1:23 The Bible tells us how we can know we're saved Search the Scriptures to find eternal life - John 5:39 It is a pure book - Matthew 24:35 The Bible is the incorruptible Word of God By the incorruptible Word of God, we find our assurance of salvation It is a perfect book - Hebrews 4:12 The Bible is alive The Bible is written and inspired by Almighty God It is an eternal book - 1 Peter 1:23 This book lives and abides forever Regardless of the world, this is the one thing that

Don’t Die Like A Fool

2019-11-11T16:30:42-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Samuel 2:18-24, 3:24-34 |

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Close is not good enough Your familiarity with truth does not forgive your sin. Reasons why Abner allowed himself to die in the gate when he could have lived in the city. He forgot his position He was distracted He forgot his relationship with Joab Jesus didn't come to condemn the world, it's already condemned. He thought he was safe Cities of Refuge and their picture of Christ God appointed them - He knew they would be needed, a picture of Grace God's word announced the cities (Joshua 20:7) Anyone could access them - the way to the cities was to be clear Christ is better than the cities of refuge We

7 Steps to Be a Warrior

2019-11-11T09:50:34-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 1-10 |

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You can't control your youth group, but you can control you! Start a Strength Program (Joshua 1:7) Get in God's word daily Study the Enemy (Joshua 2:1) Sanctify your life (Joshua 3:5) Learn how to fight God's way Keep the world at arm's length Cut out: Cut out pop culture Cut out the desire to fit in Cut out mediocrity Pathway Set yourself Apart Follow the Spirit's leading Set up Altars Submit to Your Commander (Joshua 5:13-15) Stay clear of Sin (Joshua 6-7) Starts with an obedient heart Never Sell Out to the Enemy (Joshua 9) A little sin is not worth it Stay Steadfast in the Fight (Joshua 10)

Basic Training for Service

2021-07-19T15:13:26-05:00November 6th, 2019|

Date: November 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Exouds 3-4 |

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Be careful of "Take my life " Take your shoes off (Exodus 3:2-5) Humility Take thought in the house of God Hide your face (Exodus 3:6) Holiness Respect God and the authority He has placed in your life (Romans 3:18) Throw down your rod (Exodus 4:1-4) Help from God Give God control of your life Hide your hands (Exodus 4:6-7) God's immediate help Leprosy was only curable by God Quit making excuses (Exodus 4:10-17)

The Character of the Three Hebrew Children

2019-11-06T20:21:54-06:00November 6th, 2019|

Date: November 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:8-2:18 |

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Character Lessons from Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abed-nego) They were teachable You will only influence others in a proper manner when you are influenced by the right people They were trustworthy (Daniel 1:19-20) They were tested They couldn't do anything about their address but they could do something about their attitude They had a testimony Not just a reputation - What is the Lord known for in your life?   What God says is true, though the entire world be against it!

The Real Warrior

2019-11-06T10:15:23-06:00November 5th, 2019|

Date: November 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 17:50 |

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Fake Warriors 1. The Showy Warrior - Eliab, looks good on the outside 2. The Short-Time Warrior - King Saul, started out good but got distracted 3. The Scared Warrior - The Real Warrior - David 1. Responsible 1 Sam 16:11 2. Engaged, he didn't expect someone else to fight, he did 3. Attacking, 1 Sam 17:51, 52 4. Loving, 1 Sam 13:14  

Daniel’s Purpose

2019-11-05T21:08:53-06:00November 5th, 2019|

Date: November 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:1-21 |

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The Intention of King Nebuchadnezzar Tried to change their look (Daniel 1:5) Wanted to change their identity (Daniel 1:7) Tried to change their talk (Daniel 1:4) Tried to change their Loyalty Tried to change their Allegiance Tried to change their Values Tried to change their Attitudes Tried to change their Goals The Integrity of Daniel He did not allow Babylon to influence him He did not allow his own "friends" to influence him His convictions were based on who he was called to serve

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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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

2022-10-09T11:05:54-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

Date: April 23, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12:26-30 |

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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
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