Church

How We Ought To Come To Church

2023-06-16T11:03:49-05:00June 16th, 2023|

Date: June 4, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 10:24-25 |

The significance of the church A called out assembly We are all part of the body of Christ We cannot afford to not be unified The sobriety/seriousness of the church Keep thy foot Stay away from sin-strive to be clean and holy before God When you enter the house of God there should be reverence and respect Be focused Be focused on gleaning something from the Word of God

Strengthen the Things that Remain

2023-04-26T16:13:42-05:00April 26th, 2023|

Date: April 26, 2023

Bible Text: Revalations 3:1-3 |

Series:

Strengthen defined: steadfast, to fix firmly, to set in a direction Areas that need strengthened: Get back to aggressively going after souls Get back to discipling new converts Get back to training Christians to have standards Get back to training faithful men in ministry Get back to incubating young men into the ministry Get back to planting churches

When the Knocking Stops

2023-04-25T16:46:02-05:00April 23rd, 2023|

Date: April 23, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Revalation 3:20 |

Series:

He is knocking, and we need to answer before it is to late  Obedience He wants to hold our attention He wants to take first place in our lives Forgiveness He sees and He knows, even when others have wronged us He is our supplier, and we can reach up to Him for forgiveness and freedom Gifts for His glory We should be willing to use our talents and abilities to honor and glorify God Heartbreak after God leaves, and we are no longer able to answer His call  

The Blame Game

2023-02-14T09:48:07-06:00February 12th, 2023|

Date: February 12, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Romans 14:12 |

The object of the game To find fault in someone else To place blame on someone for your problems To deflect responsibility onto someone else To justify or excuse ones actions or reactions The rules of the game Anything goes No rules The characters Biblical examples Adam Eve Practical examples Kathy Kid Hank the husband Wilma the wife Tim or Tammy the teenager Pius Pete Persnickety Pam The end game No one winners Everyone loses The only way to win is to stop playing the game Challenge Even when we are wronged, you are still accountable for our actions When someone has wronged us, God will be the judge There is no joy in the blame game  

An Underground Church Service

2023-01-02T15:17:00-06:00December 29th, 2022|

Date: December 29, 2022

Bible Text: Hebrews 4:12-13; |

Get Prepared, and God will use you! If it was illegal to attend church, would you still come? How much do you listen to the preacher? If your Bible was taken away, how would you teach/preach to others? If your Bible was taken away, how would you have devotions? When you are talking to people, you stop giving illustrations and start giving Bible verses, because they are more powerful.

Christmas and Missions

2023-01-02T15:12:37-06:00December 22nd, 2022|

Date: December 22, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Luke 2 |

Four things of the rope The length of the ropes The strength of the ropes Faithfulness God's power Unity God with us The intent of the ropes Give the Gospel Strengthening churches The content of the rope Finances Encouragement Time Assistance Example Prayer Labor No one is beyond the saving power of the Gospel

Get Into Church

2022-12-12T11:43:05-06:00December 11th, 2022|

Date: December 11, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 10:23-25 |

Series:

What is a church? Not a building A people "Called out" A local group of believers Composed of members Members and attenders Requirements of membership Saved Baptized Why should we go to church? We are commanded to Church is a place to get Spiritual nourishment Church provides the right kind of nourishment Fellowship should be regulated by right doctrine We have a job to do How should we attend church? Be positive Be prepared Be prompt Be prayerful

The After-effects of Sin

2022-08-22T15:38:21-05:00August 14th, 2022|

Date: August 14, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 11:1-4 |

Characteristics about David in his early life David was close to God and cared about the things of God David was patient in his waiting for God's timing David was intense about defending God's name David was conquering and experiencing victory Characteristics about David in his later life David rarely mentioned the things of God David didn't trust in the ways of God David lost his fear of God David lost his accountability David's love for worldly culture David's loose attitude towards sin  

Surviving the Storm

2022-05-16T21:43:01-05:00May 15th, 2022|

Date: May 15, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Acts 27:1-14 |

Anticipate the Storm Use all the help available Presence of God Prayer Promises of God Remember there are worse things than the storm Lighten the load Realize things may get worse before they get better: don't lose hope Accept any responsibility that you may have for the storm Expect God's deliverance Understand that God's deliverance may involve some inconveniences Work through the storms together Listen to the man of God Take care of yourself God's intention in the storm is to prove us, not destroy us!

An Honest Mistake

2022-04-26T22:59:51-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:38-44; John 7:24; Matthew 7:1-5 |

Series:

What is an honest mistake? Not purposeful sin Lack of Information Lack of Ability God shows mercy when He can, judgment when He must. Honest mistakes do have consequences Guilty vs. Responsibility Christians could take advice from leaders in the Old Testament who did not participate in the guilt of Israel, preached against it, but took responsibility for it in their prayers. The leader must be careful for how they deal with honest mistakes Did not draw attention to the person The offender should not be overly sensitive Try to be patient with the leader if you are the offender The leader is wrong if they handle it wrong, but the offender is

The Importance of Missions

2022-04-03T19:23:09-05:00April 3rd, 2022|

Date: April 3, 2022 ()

Bible Text: John 3:16 |

It is the heartbeat of God You will have a heart for missions if you are close to God Be sure that your heart is the same as God's It is God's plan for man's redemption Why should everyone hear the Gospel twice before everyone has heard it once? It is the duty of the local church Where? All of the world What? Teaching and preaching When? Simultaneously How? They must be sent It is the thrust of the New Testament Without missions, there would be no New Testament America is the result of missions It is the only hope that the unsaved have

The People in the Church

2022-02-13T10:23:03-06:00February 10th, 2022|

Date: February 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Acts 2 |

The Members of the Church Observations of Membership Next step after Baptism God's hand is in it Obligations of Membership Sanctify yourself Submit to God Separate Sacrifice Serve Soulwinning Discipling The Leaders of the Church The Pastor Titles Overseer Elder Bishop Pastor Shepherd Duties Rules Feeds Guides Protect Authority Speak Exhort Rebuke Qualifications The Deacons Servant Duties Serve Others Help the Pastor Qualifications

The Church of Philadelphia

2021-09-01T17:40:27-05:00August 29th, 2021|

Date: August 29, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 2-3 |

Series:

The Seven Churches of Asia The Church of Philadelphia The Chronology of the Church They were a church of survivors This church is not mentioned anywhere else in Scripture One of the longest lasting churches of Asia The Commendations to the Church They took advantage of the open doors of service, Revelation 3:8 They kept God's Word, Revelation 3:8 They stayed faithful to trials, Revelation 3:9 The Condemnations to the Church The church was faithful, even though they had little strength Besides the church of Smyrna, this church is the only other church without any condemnations mentioned The Challenge to the Church Rescue, Revelation 3:10 Relief, Revelation 3:11 Recognition, Revelation 3:12
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