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Get to Know God

2022-11-07T07:54:28-06:00November 6th, 2022|

Date: November 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 6 |

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Introduction: To get to know God, you must spend time with Him Learn not only how to talk to Him but also how to listen to Him. Talk to God Matthew 6:7 - God speaks through the Bible, speak back Ask Him for help Hebrews 4:16 - we have direct access Tell Him your problems Psalm 55:22 - bring your needs before the Lord Psalm 62:8 Ask Him questions Jeremiah 33:3 - understand things better with the Lord's guidance Thank Him Psalm 100:4 Listen to God

Alluring Voices

2022-11-01T11:36:36-05:00October 23rd, 2022|

Date: October 23, 2022 ()

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Identifying Alluring Voices Peer Preachers Predators Prince Personal Ignoring Alluring Voices Close to the Shepherd Compare the voices to the Bible Cease listening to alluring voices Submit to Spiritual Authority

Continue To Grow – Part 2

2022-11-06T10:05:53-06:00October 23rd, 2022|

Date: October 23, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3 |

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Why should we grow? Growth is natural Growth is exciting Growth is commanded In what area should we grow? Grace Knowledge How can we grow? Stay healthy Identify our sin Deal with it thoroughly Eat right Scripture reading Church attendance Get some more 3 Things to grow as a Christian: _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

Universal Education

2022-10-18T22:26:05-05:00October 6th, 2022|

Date: October 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4-9 |

1.   Verses Genesis 1:1 – God is eternal Deuteronomy 6:4-9 – We should love God supremely; also teach our children how to love Him supremely John 1:1-3 – Jesus is also God 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 – everything we know needs to be submitted to Jesus Christ Colossians 2:2-3 – all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ 2.   Universal education God made the world where education is the family’s responsibility Ways to educate Personally – homeschooling Delegate – parents are in charge, give responsibility to somebody else Two lies of the public school “The government can guarantee quality” “Government education is neutral towards religion and philosophy” A level of universal education Should be a

Lord, Save Me!

2022-10-16T08:34:25-05:00October 2nd, 2022|

Date: October 2, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 14:22-33 |

The providence of Jesus The prayers of Jesus The purpose of Jesus The presence of Jesus The peace Jesus brings The provision of Jesus

The Literal Interpretation of Scripture

2021-12-04T21:39:21-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Date: December 2, 2021 ()

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Introduction As history has proven, scripture can be made to say just about anything. How is this possible? The issue is primarily not the scriptures themselves, but rather the method used to interpret them. Consider the two methods of scripture interpretation. The Allegorical Method Definition “This method of Bible interpretation treats the literal sense as the vehicle for a secondary, more spiritual and more profound sense. The emphasis becomes on the secondary sense, so much so that the original words or events have little or no significance.” Ramm Dangers It does not interpret scripture. The basic authority ceases to be the Scriptures, but the _______ of

Every Promise in the Book is Mine

2021-09-06T17:28:35-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

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Promises that bring comfort Christ is unmatched in power and glory 1 Samuel 2:2 God will give you rest Matthew 11:28-29 Promises that bring courage God's Word brings success Joshua 1:8-9 Abiding in Christ produces bountiful fruit John 15:1-8 Promises that bring caution Sin will never go unpunished Nehemiah 1:3-8 Sin sets you up for failure 2 Peter 1:4-8 The greatest promise Salvation 1 John 1:9 John 3:16

Jehovah

2021-03-08T21:40:42-06:00March 7th, 2021|

Date: March 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 34:5-6 |

Jehovah reveals a God who requires righteousness Jehovah is affected by sin Jehovah reveals a God whose righteousness demands Him that He not rests til He makes His creatures as righteous as Him

He Hath Led Me Into Darkness And Not Into Light

2020-10-03T16:33:04-05:00October 3rd, 2020|

Date: October 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Lamentations 3:2 |

Things are going to happen that you do not understand, Don't blame God! Lamentations 3:1-3 What changed Jeremiah's mindset about these things? Stop and think. Lamentations 3:20-21 Remember these attributes of God Lamentations 3:22-24 Mercy Compassion Faithfulness Know that patience is a virtue Lamentations 3:25 Remember that God is sovereign God never needs to answer the question "Why?"

Four Essential Freedoms of Being Baptists: Religious Freedom

2020-06-30T16:18:36-05:00June 28th, 2020|

Date: June 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 13: 24-30 |

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1. What is Religious Freedom?        1. Passages to help understand religious freedom Matthew 13: 24-30 Matthew 19: 16-20        2. Three main principles in the Bible The nature of God The nature of humanity The nature of faith        3. Historic Baptists John Freeman, London, Canadian Baptist pastor, 1905 John Smith & Thomas Helwys, England, Baptist author & martyr, 1612 Roger Williams, John Clark, Obadiah Holmes: 1600's Isaac Backus & John Leland, 1700's 2. Meaning of Religious Freedom        1. Three statements of religious freedom We believe in religious liberty, not just religious freedom We believe that religious liberty is for all, not just a select few We believe

Four Essential Freedoms of Being Baptists: Bible Freedom

2020-06-30T16:14:24-05:00May 10th, 2020|

Date: May 10, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-18 |

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Man’s Definition of Freedom: the right to be and do as you please Definition of Bible Freedom: the Bible under the Lordship of Christ is central in the life of the individual and the church Four Essential Freedoms of Being Baptists: The Biblical basis of this freedom Baptist do not have a monopoly on the Bible. We don’t have a “Baptist Bible.” Scriptures claim to be authoritative, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Scriptures claim to bring freedom, Luke 4:18-21, John 8:32-36, Romans 6:18-22, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:1-13 The Biblical evidence of this freedom We believe the Bible to be divinely inspired We believe that the Bible is divinely preserved for us. We

Lesson 13: A Psalm 128 Home

2020-10-15T19:25:53-05:00April 30th, 2020|

Date: April 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 128:1-6 |

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Determine to use God's Word instead of worldly counsels. Don't consider children a burden, or a robber of your time and pleasure. Never make possessions more important than relationships. Beware of comparing children and spouse with others. Don't make a federal case out of kids being children. Be Aware of threatening constantly, but disciplining inconsistently. Beware of belittling children or spouses. Beware of saying during discipline "this is hurting my reputation." Husbands and wives should not argue in front of the children. Don't argue with your spouse when you are disciplining a child. Don't spend time bragging on talents as opposed to character. Be careful to not allow the television or radio

There is None Else

2020-04-28T11:11:06-05:00April 26th, 2020|

Date: April 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 8:12-54 |

“Huge as this universe is, God has complete power over it, as you have over the ball which you toss in your hand.” – C. H. Spurgeon God is worthy of our worship 1 Kings 8:12-54 This entails prayer, 1 Kings 8:28-29, 45 This involves confession, 1 Kings 8:33,35 This involves obedience, 1 Kings 8:36 This requires time God is worthy of our praise 1 Kings 8:55-56 God is worthy of our devotion 1 Kings 8:57-61 Starts with the heart, 1 Kings 8:58 Continues with prayer, 1 Kings 8:59 Shown by our walk, 1 Kings 8:61 How big is God! How big and wide His vast domain! To try to tell these lips

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

Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You

2019-12-29T12:05:05-06:00December 29th, 2019|

Date: December 29, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 3:16 |

Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Colossians 3:16 It is not the book that is to be altered, rather our hearts need altered by the Book!” - CH Spurgeon I. Some things to seek after      A. Look heavenly B. Look eternally II. Some things to remove III. Some things to add      A. What to add? B. How to add?                 1. Allow the Word of God to take residence What does dwell mean? Habitate                2. Allow the Word of God to have abundance What does richly mean? Lavishly      C. The difference adding makes                1. When God’s Word dwells in you, it

Developing an Immunity to Society

2019-08-11T18:08:55-05:00August 11th, 2019|

Date: August 11, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 17: 9-17 |

Observations Evil is the ways of the Devil There is evil in this world Join the world or they will hate you We must keep ourselves from the evil of this world How do we keep the world's influence out We must have a proper view of sin We must have a proper view of eternity We must have a proper view of the Scriptures

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

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)  

The Bible Way of Learning Scripture

2019-06-24T13:46:43-05:00April 11th, 2019|

Date: April 11, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 1:8 |

Outline: The Bible should be memorized for keeps Learned, not just memorized Put in your heart, not just your head (Psalm 119:9-11) The Bible must be meditated upon to retain it It's not how much you read, it's how much you get out of what you read The Bible must be depended upon The Bible must be understood God's way

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)  

I Love the Bible

2019-02-22T15:43:13-06:00September 30th, 2018|

Date: September 30, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 119:137 - 144 |

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We will, turn to Psalm 119, Psalm 119. Hopefully you can find that. If you just have the New Testament, sorry, you are going to have to look on with somebody and try to get somebody that has the Old Testament. Sometimes New Testament and Psalms are combined. In Psalm 119, we are going to be looking at a passage of scripture. As I mentioned during our announcements, Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. So just pay attention, because we only have 176 verses to talk about this morning. All right, so if we take one minute per

God’s Amazing Book

2019-02-05T16:45:49-06:00September 2nd, 2018|

Date: September 2, 2018 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:16 |

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Outline: The Bible is God's Word The Bible is inspired The Bible is preserved The Bible is a book of Life Gives eternal life Help for daily life Gives a purpose for life How to have a victorious life It was both found in the New Testament so that will be in the back half of your bible if you have the Old and New Testament. If you just have the New Testament it’s still at the end of that. If you’re at Revelation, you went too far. At 2 Timothy and 2 Peter, 2 Timothy and 2 Peter. In America especially today, there is one book that I would

Is Not My Word Like As a Fire?

2018-07-16T08:29:16-05:00July 10th, 2008|

Date: July 10, 2008

Bible Text: Jeremiah 23:29 |

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Turn in your Bibles to Jeremiah 23:29.  “Is not my word like as a fire?  saith the LORD:  and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”  The title of my message is that first question—“Is not my word like as a fire?”  If you will now, turn to II Timothy 3:16 and 17.  As you are turning, I would like to point out that there are many similes given to the Word of God.  It’s likened to a sieve that sieves in Psalm 105, and a light that searches in Psalm 119.  A hammer that breaks in the text
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