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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

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?

The Light of the Scriptures

2021-03-28T21:37:00-05:00March 28th, 2021|

Date: March 28, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 8 |

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them - Isaiah 8:20 Opening thought: “I’ve experienced His presence in the deepest darkest hell that men can create. I have tested the promises of the Bible, and believe me, you can count on them. I know that Jesus Christ can live in you, in me, through His Holy Spirit. You can talk with Him; you can talk with Him out loud or in your heart when you are alone, as I was alone in solitary

Warnings for God’s Church During Perilous Times

2021-07-11T18:27:35-05:00November 29th, 2020|

Date: November 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 |

These days are perilous times What areas in your Christian life are wavering? Are you holding fast in God's word? We can trust in Christ's comfort Are you established in your ways? Are you being the Light and Salt of the world? No intercession, no intervention Pray for God's Word to be protected For God's work to bear fruit No travail, no trial

The Battle of Armageddon and The Second Coming

2021-06-20T19:03:42-05:00September 20th, 2020|

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 16 |

Series:

Some Misconceptions Armageddon is not the end of the world The saved saints will not be on the earth A misunderstanding of dispensations The Setting The Second Coming The Slaughter of the Enemy The Carnage The Conqueror Application Be Aware Be Awake Be Watching Be Ready   Some helpful resources: "Armageddon" by Dr. Randy Starr "To the Seven Churches: A Commentary on the Apocalypse of Jesus Christ" by Dr. Thomas Strouse "The Future According to the Bible" by David W. Cloud (available at wayoflife.org - eBook or print) wayoflife.org (many articles about the end times) "Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology" by J. Dwight Pentecost (pages 229-258) "Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee: 1 Corinthians through Revelation"

The Great Tribulation

2021-06-20T19:03:33-05:00September 13th, 2020|

Date: September 13, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 20:11-15 |

Series:

A Review of Times and Terms The Antichrist The Tribulation The Abomination of Desolation The Second Coming of Christ The Tribulation Period As Described by Jesus The Judgment The Seven Seals The Antichrist comes to power in the name of peace Economic turmoil The Seven Trumpets Hail and fire cause destruction 1/3 of the sea life die The rivers and springs of water are turned to poison The Seven Vials Sores The sea becomes blood Rivers and springs dry up The sun scorches men World-wide war Great earthquake God's wrath Application For the Believer Praise the Lamb of God Preparation for the Judgment Passion for the lost For the Unbeliever Repent of your sins Trust Jesus     Some helpful resources: "The Antichrist & The Tribulation" by Dr. Randy Starr "To the Seven Churches: A Commentary

The Antichrist

2021-06-20T19:03:54-05:00September 6th, 2020|

Date: September 6, 2020

Bible Text: 2 Thesalonians 2:1-3 |

Series:

Some Prophetic Guidelines Don't get caught up with signs - Luke 9:28-36, Luke 10:17-20 Christ must be pre-eminent in our message - 2 Peter 3:1-17 Watch out for fear and anxiety - 2 Thessalonians 2 Let Scripture guide your knowledge The Prophetic timeline for the end times The Rapture Appearing Coming The Tribulation The Great Tribulation The Battle of Armageddon The Second Coming The Person of the Antichrist The Preparation for the antichrist The Power of the antichrist The Political sway of the antichrist The Partners of the antichrist Practical lessons from the study of the antichrist The power of the devil The importance of turning to Christ now!

My Soul Failed When He Spake

2020-09-15T21:06:40-05:00September 15th, 2020|

Date: September 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Song of Solomon 4:16-5:16 |

A note about I Corinthians 13:3 We should be a cheerful giver (How to give) We should be a commanded giver (What to give) We should be a consistent giver (Why we give, because we love Him) Some notes about the Song of Solomon The Beloved is the Lord My Beloved is the church The daughters of Jerusalem is the world The King is the devil (wants to steal our love) The Mother's sons are the Jews Song of Solomon 5:6 Why did her soul fail? She was semi-conscious When He speaks, listen! She was complacent 5:3 She was in her comfort zone and didn't want to move. She was careless 5:3 She was too self-concerned 5:4 She stopped

Religious Freedom Pt. 2

2020-07-07T13:59:57-05:00July 5th, 2020|

Date: July 5, 2020 ()

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The Foundation of Religious Freedom The most frequently used passages Parable of the tares, Matthew 13:24-30 Rich young ruler, Matthew 19:16-30 Three basic principles of religious freedom The nature of God The nature of humanity The nature of faith Historic Baptists and their understanding of religious freedom John Freeman 2 important men in English history – John Smyth / Thomas Helwys American Baptists 1600’s – Roger Williams, John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes 1700’s – Isaac Backus, John Leland The Meaning of Religious Freedom We believe in religious liberty not just religious toleration. We believe that religious liberty is for all not just a select few. We believe in separation of church and state and not accommodation of church with
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