The Church of Laodicea

2021-09-06T18:53:00-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 3:14-22 |

Series:

Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church The Chronology The Commendations: None The Condemnations Insincerity Self-Complacent Self-Sufficient Self-Deceit The Challenge Find Refined Gold - Come to Him for His Riches Go to the Word of God - Restock Your Wardrobe Restore Your Vision God wants you to have a relationship with Him by choice.

Bye-Bye Bitterness

2021-07-14T08:45:56-05:00July 11th, 2021|

Date: July 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:14-17    |

Bitterness must be dealt with or it will paralyze our walk with the Lord and hurt our relationships with others. The Root The Seeds of Bitterness Unpleasant experiences Unpleasant feelings Unpleasant reactions The Soil of Bitterness Proud heart The Sprouting of Bitterness The Fruit Resentment Hebrews 12:15 Rebellion Hebrews 12:16-17 Revenge Genesis 27:41 Rejection Hebrews 12:17 Regret Hebrews 12:17 The Boot  - Hebrews 12:14 Pursue Peace Matthew 5:9 Mark 11:25 Ephesians 4:31-32 Pursue Purity Galatians 5:16 What have I become bitter about?  How has it manifested in my life?  What will I do to root out the bitterness?

Don’t Look Back

2020-12-29T14:03:16-06:00December 29th, 2020|

Date: December 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 9:57-62; 17:32 |

Looking back hinders forward progress. 1.Don’t look Back at sins that have been forgiven. 2.Don’t Look Back at defeats that get you down. 3.Don’t Look Back at the past and see it better than it was. 4.Don’t Look Back at old conflicts that make you bitter. 5.Don’t Look Back at old victories that make you think you have arrived.

The Blessing of Brokenness

2020-11-13T09:46:15-06:00November 12th, 2020|

Date: November 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 51:16-19 |

Series:

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

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?"

7 Helps for the Race – Part 2

2020-02-11T11:49:43-06:00December 8th, 2019|

Date: December 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 |

Series:

This is part 2.  Click here to see part 1. "Let us" is found 13 times in the book of Hebrews Considerations: We are in a race. We are not racing to Heaven. Lay aside the weights, Hebrews 12:1 Weights Affairs of this life (sports, politics, education, etc.) Cares of this life Besetting sins Let us run with patience, Hebrews 12:1 A life of faith A life of fortitude A life of forbearance Look unto Jesus, Hebrews 12:2 The author of faith The finisher of faith The pattern of faith The goal of faith How tedious and tasteless the hours When Jesus no longer I see. Sweet prospects, sweet birds, sweet flowers, Have all lost their

The Beginnings of Bitterness

2019-11-05T15:08:24-06:00November 4th, 2019|

Date: November 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Jonah 3-4:1 |

How Bitterness Begins  Bitterness is rooted from dissatisfaction in one's life Foundations of bitterness God's will vs. my will God's will for everyone is found inside His Word Jonah was angry about God's will for his life (Jonah 4:1) The Focus of bitterness Focused completely on self even if the dilemma is justified "I'm the victim" complex is implied It is used as an excuse to blame God The Foolishness of bitterness The foolish philosophy of Life "The only thing worth living for is what fulfills our desires" The foolish philosophy of death "Death is better than a world where things are done God's way" "I'd rather die in my will, than live in God's will"    

5 Dangerous Ways to Handle Trials – Part 2

2020-03-01T11:15:09-06:00March 17th, 2019|

Date: March 17, 2019 ()

Bible Text: James 1:8 |

Bible Text: James 1:8 | Preacher: Steve Damron | To see Part 1, Click HERE When trials come into your life... Having Vicious Graceless Tongue Doubt and Fear Psalms 27:1-3 Trust God instead yourself 1 Samuel 17:24 - 39 Fear and Doubt can be giants Don't Get Advice from the defeated Don't Rely on Unproven methods Texts: James 1:8 James 3:2 Psalms 13:1-6 Psalm 27:1-3             To see Part 1, Click HERE
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