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
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