Jesus: An Introduction

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

Date: January 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-4 |

Series:

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 |

Series:

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

God, Quicken Us!

2021-02-01T09:08:58-06:00September 27th, 2019|

Date: September 27, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 119:88 |

Quicken: to bring to life The Word of God brings life when you believe it (Psalms 119:94) For Salvation For Success in life The Word of God brings life when you live it (Psalms 119:159) Evident by my submission to it Evident by my sanctification

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 |

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

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)  

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)  
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