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A Tale of Two Thieves

2022-06-26T19:57:15-05:00June 26th, 2022|

Date: June 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Luke 23:32-43 |

The condemnation Similar sentence The malefactors The Messiah The masses Similar circumstances Singular supplications The circumstances Rejection Unaffected Unenlightened Unbelieving Repentance Dying Discerning Delivered The conclusion The change The concern The conviction The confession The comprehension The confirmation

Hold Such in Reputation

2022-03-27T17:48:22-05:00March 27th, 2022|

Date: March 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 2:29 |

Who are your heroes? What should one look for in a hero? A good example: Epaphroditus Who is Epaphroditus? Named after a pagan god Turned to Christ Qualities Sacrificial (left his home to carry a gift) Brotherly (now a brother in Christ) Companion in labor Fellow Soldier Messenger (Faithful to his job) Minister Sickness (Received God's Mercy) Risked his life and reputation to help people

How To Be Significant

2021-11-29T19:00:27-06:00November 28th, 2021|

Date: November 28, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 3:4 |

Four Questions to Test Your Spiritual Dedication What is on your calendar? (What are your priorities?) What money leaves your checkbook? (What do you give to God?) What do you talk about? (What is your conversation?) What is your concentration? (What do you think about?)

The Fig Tree

2021-10-26T17:34:48-05:00October 17th, 2021|

Date: October 17, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 21:18-32 |

Facts About Fig Trees In ancient times, they were symbolistic of numerous things Peace Prosperity Longevity In Bible times, these trees were illegal to cut down if bearing fruit The foliage of these trees were very thick and opaque Application of the Fig Tree Matthew 21:18-32 The condition of the fig tree Its purpose Its properties Its past Its predicament The curse of the tree The elimination The excuse

Here’s Hope

2021-10-25T22:39:52-05:00October 17th, 2021|

Date: October 17, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 15:13 |

Have you ever gotten discouraged, disappointed, or depressed? Perhaps you are in such a state right now. The Lord does not want us to lose hope. He gave us the Bible so that we can have great hope! The Author of Hope The Ability of Hope The Access of Hope The Abundance of Hope The Agent of Hope Who can give me hope and what do I have to do to get it?  

Biblical Authority

2021-11-04T19:19:06-05:00October 14th, 2021|

Date: October 14, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 28:1-20 |

Series:

Defining Biblical Authority Bible - God's revelation to man Authority The power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine A power or right delegated or given; authorization A person or body of persons in whom authority is vested, as governmental agency Biblical Authority The revelation of God's power and control over all his creation The revelation of God's desire in the lives of those he delegates authority to The revelation of God's structure in whom authority is vested Declaration of Authority God has all authority Demonstration of Authority Delegation of Authority Since God has all authority, all other authority is delegated authority Delegated authority To man: self-government To

Yielding to the Spirit

2021-10-05T15:21:32-05:00October 3rd, 2021|

Date: October 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 6:11-14 |

Sermon Outline “God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.” ~Andrew Murray Is yielding important for the believer? It is God's design for the believer (Philippians 2:9) It brings maturity (John 14:1, 13-14, 23, 26; John 15:1-5) It allows for victory in the believer's life (John 16:32-33) What does yielding look like? Courage (Acts 1:1-26) Awareness of God's presence (Acts 8:1-40; 9:1-43) Victory (Romans 8:11) Zeal (Philippians 2:1) “I wish that saints would cling to Christ half as earnestly as sinners

Jesus: God’s Love Revealed

2021-10-05T14:52:52-05:00October 3rd, 2021|

Date: October 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-3 |

How is Jesus superior? He is superior as a spokesman He is superior as a Son He is superior in status He is superior as source He is superior in splendor He is superior as substance He is superior as sustainer He is superior as sacrifice He is superior as Sovereign   How did God show His Love? He has revealed this through a pathway of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Colossians 1:21 He has revealed this through sending His only begotten Son. Romans 5:8-11 He has revealed this through His Word. Why did God show His Love through Christ? There needed to be a payment for sin Romans 5:12-14 There needed to be a path for sinners to

God is Love

2021-09-19T21:07:10-05:00September 19th, 2021|

Date: September 19, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 John 4 |

A Study of 1 John 4 That God is a being of boundless goodness and perfect love can be proved in the following ways— In the Provision of our wants In the Provision of human love What is God’s Love? God’s love is sacrificial love God’s love is not self serving God’s love is self propagating It multiplies itself when it is given How do we see God’s love? When was God’s love revealed? When we were sinners When we were saved How do I receive God’s love? Turn from sin Turn to Jesus

The Doctrine of God

2021-09-14T16:55:30-05:00September 12th, 2021|

Date: September 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1 |

In the beginning God! What a majestic introduction to the inspired volume of Holy Writ! Dr. John Monro Gibson, in a small yet significant handbook of the foundations of the Christian Faith called Rock Versus Sand, says that there are three main stages in the development of the doctrine of God, namely: The being of God, dominating Scripture The revelation of God in Christ The record of that revelation by the Holy Spirit in the Sacred Word   What is an attribute? God’s Natural Attributes (attributes which are unique only to God and cannot be shared with man) He is eternal He is unchangeable He possesses all power He is present

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.

Hamartiology – The Doctrine of Sin – Part 2

2021-04-26T21:56:58-05:00April 25th, 2021|

Date: April 25, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 7:13 |

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but forbidden because it is hurtful. - Benjamin Franklin, American inventor (1705-1790) Opening Thought: We cannot emphasize too strongly the necessity of understanding God’s take on sin and not man’s take on sin. The world does not like the ideas of man being ruined by the fall, redemption through the blood of Christ. Other terms such as sin, being lost, hell-bound, condemnation and other Biblical terms are not looked upon as relevant and modern. They are

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

Be Ye Kind

2021-03-08T21:32:12-06:00March 7th, 2021|

Date: March 7, 2021 ()

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Scriptural references: Ecclesiastes 11:1-3 Luke 6:27-35 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 Ephesians 4:30-32 1 Peter 3:8-16 “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” -John Wesley Some false theories regarding Kindness Kindness is the first commandment - Matthew 22:37-40 Kindness supersedes confronting about sin - Proverbs 17:9; 28:13 Kindness is accepting of all people - 1 John Biblical teaching on kindness The OT teaching Kindness is part of God’s nature Psalm 25:6-8 Psalm 10 Psalm 31:21 Psalm117:2 Pray for God’s kindness upon the

Christ in You

2021-04-20T11:11:14-05:00February 7th, 2021|

Date: February 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 1:25-29 |

Many times we try to live the Christian life in our own strength but fail. We must realize that Christ wants to work through us.   Christ Is Our Hope Hope for Heaven Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:12 Isaiah 64:6 1 John 5:12 Hope for here 2 Corinthians 3:18 2 Corinthians 5:17 Our Help Romans 7:15 Romans 7:24-25 Matthew 11:28-30 Galatians 2:20 John 15:5 Our Happiness Happy Because of Forgiveness Matthew 1:23 Romans 6:14 2 Corinthians 3:17 Happy Because of Freedom 2 Corinthians 3:17 Happy Because of Fellowship 1 John 1:3-4 “I have a great need for Christ: I have a great Christ for my need.” ~ C. H. Spurgeon “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ

The Test of Faith

2021-01-31T23:18:40-06:00January 31st, 2021|

Date: January 31, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 22 |

Character study –Abraham Opening Thought: Temptations come from within a man; we see this explained to us in James 1:12-16. Trials or tests come from God and are made to mature a growing believer. A Picture of Surrender in Faith Faith Learns to Obey - Genesis 22:2-3 Faith Rests on God’s Goodness- Genesis 22:4-5 Faith Depends on God’s Provision - Genesis 22:6-8 Faith Persists in Doing Right - Genesis 22:9-10 A Picture of Salvation through Faith The Father and Son acted together. The Son had to be sacrificed. The Son bore the burden of sin. The Son was raised from the dead. “My Lord gives me unlimited credit at

Faith Chooses the Right King

2021-01-19T16:36:49-06:00January 17th, 2021|

Date: January 17, 2021 ()

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Character Studies: Abraham Daily Studies If the Saviour’s won your heart And for Heaven you’ve made a start, Study well your Bible chart, And go on. Bear in mind that what you know Proves itself by what you show; Let your life be all aglow, And go on. Never from your purpose turn! Daily from your Master learn. Walk with Jesus, then you’ll burn And go on. Buy the truth and sell it not: Praise the Lord for what you’ve got; Be content whate’er your lot, And go on. - moreillustrations.com True Faith Defined Faith A gift of God

You Can Miss It!

2020-12-21T21:41:20-06:00December 20th, 2020|

Date: December 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:4-7 |

No Room in the Inn Have you ever had anyone give you directions and then add the words, “You can’t miss it!”? How many of us have heard those words only to completely miss it? It is possible to miss something, even with it right in front of you! Did you know most people miss Christmas every year? That may sound like a ridiculous statement, particularly in America, where holiday advertisements bombard us starting right after Labor Day. Yet many folks who participate in Christmas celebrations are oblivious to the true reality of what it is they are celebrating. They

The Master in the Manger

2020-12-21T21:36:30-06:00December 20th, 2020|

Date: December 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 5:5 |

“Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.” - John 13:13 The Master deserves our Love.  Why? His Sacrifice His Abundant Supply The Master deserves our Admiration.  Why? He is God He is Good The Master deserves our Confidence.  Why? He is Faithful He is Truthful The Master deserves our Obedience.  Why? His commands are not grievous He rewards His obedient sons and daughters

True Joy

2020-12-14T16:28:33-06:00December 13th, 2020|

Date: December 13, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 4:4 |

There cannot be true Christian joy without Christ Our joy as a Christian rests completely in Christ Our joy does not lie within ourselves What joy is NOT Joy is not all of our problems being solved Joy is not getting what we want What joy IS Joy is being filled with Christ Joy is being filled up with the fruit of Christ's righteousness Why one doesn't have joy You aren't being a light of Christ in a dark world You aren't being a witness All of your goals are temporal - materialism

The Fulness of Time

2020-12-14T16:24:03-06:00December 13th, 2020|

Date: December 13, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 4:4 |

"Infinite, and yet an infant. Eternal, and yet born of woman. Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother's arms. Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter's despised son." - Charles H. Spurgeon God's timing is perfect - Galatians 4:4 God's perfect Son Provided a plan - Galatians 4:4 The Deity of Christ The Humanity of Christ God's plan offers payment - Galatians 4:5 Redeemed defined: To buy up; To ransom; To rescue from loss Payment was unavoidable Payment was unattainable God's payment changes our position - Galatians 4:5-7 No more a slave No more a child Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the

Ingredients for A Perfect Church

2020-12-01T13:43:38-06:00November 29th, 2020|

Date: November 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 1 |

1 Corinthians 1 “You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.” –Leonard Ravenhill A sanctified church - 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Positional aspect Practical aspect A Christ-filled church - 1 Corinthians 1:4-6 The purpose of sanctification - 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 The point of our preaching - 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 A saving message - 1 Corinthians 1:18, 22-23 A solemn message - 1 Corinthians 1:23-25 A purified church - 1 Corinthians 1:7-8 A secure church - 1 Corinthians 1:8-9 “The glory of the gospel is that when the church
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