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Being Like a Berean Bible Believer

2022-11-17T20:13:00-06:00November 17th, 2022|

Date: November 17, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Acts 17:10-15 |

Five things about the Bereans Encouraged - Hebrews 11:6 We are encouraged to be like the Bereans Nobility: possessing a higher birth - Hebrews 11:6 Enlightenment They received the Word Eagerness They received the Word with all readiness of mind Examination They searched the Scriptures Endlessness They would do this process endlessly

The “I Am’s” of Being in Christ

2022-07-11T10:24:38-05:00July 10th, 2022|

Date: July 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 2:20 |

When the great I Am is living in you, your "I Am's" will change! Introduction: I Am Crucified Galatians 2:20 Servant Separated Sent Seven "C's" of a changed "I Am" Compassion (I am Debtor) Romans 1:14 Commitment (I am Ready) Romans 1:15 Courage (I am Not Ashamed) Romans 1:16 Conviction (I am Carnal) Romans 7:14 Confidence (I am Persuaded) Romans 8:38 Concern (I am Sure) Romans 15:29 Cheer (I am Glad) Romans 16:19

Why Did He Do It?

2021-11-11T21:20:53-06:00November 11th, 2021|

Date: November 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 5:1-8 |

Series:

Somebody died for you to save you from your sins - Romans 5:8 Somebody died for you to save you from yourself - 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 Somebody died for you so you could have a story to tell - Romans 1:16; Ephesians 3:8 The fastest growing religion in America is the new religion of self-worship

Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure

2021-08-23T22:29:22-05:00August 22nd, 2021|

Date: August 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Acts 12:25-13:5, 13 |

Six Lessons from Failing "This message is not to give you an excuse, it's intended to give you hope" Failing doesn't come from falling, failing comes from not getting back up again - Proverbs 24:16 Learn to close the door on failure - Philippians 3:13 Learn from personal failures, and from the failures of others - Psalms 1:12 Don't let your failures consume you - Psalm 18:29 Don't let your failures give you an excuse not to serve God -  Psalms 37:23 Don't let your failures cause you to lose your fire - Jeremiah 20:9  

Helps for a Godly Marriage

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 |

Series:

Intro: Benefits of Companionship Work with one another Ecclesiastes 4:9 Example: Priscilla and Aquila Productivity increases when a husband and wife work together Lift up one another Ecclesiastes 4:10 Stir up one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Comfort one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Stand with and for one another Ecclesiastes 4:12 Worship with one another Ecclesiastes 4:12

The Spirit-Filled Home

2021-04-20T13:18:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-26 |

Series:

What the parents do in moderation, the kids often do in excess. The Old Nature The Conflicts of the old nature Galatians 5:15 The Work of the old nature Sexual sins Galatians 5:19 Spiritually bankrupt Galatians 5:20 Sins of the flesh Galatians 5:20-21 The Character of the old nature Galatians 5:24 The New Nature The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 Put on the new man Ephesians 4:22-23

King Asa (Part 2)

2020-06-02T10:44:29-05:00May 31st, 2020|

Date: May 31, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Chronicles 14-16 |

The craving of the Jews for a visible head was a revolt against the sovereignty of God. They became enamored with the pomp and glory of surrounding kings and nations. God never intended His people to be the subjects of an earthly ruler, but a “kingdom of priests” and “a holy nation” with Himself as their King. (consider Exodus 19, 1 Samuel 8) This is part 2.  Part 1 is here. The background of King Asa Abijah or Abijam Asa The devotion of King Asa - 2 Chronicles 14-15 The character of Asa A man of priorities - 2 Chronicles 14:2-4 A man of peace & preparation -

Seeking the Lord

2020-06-02T16:25:07-05:00May 24th, 2020|

Date: May 24, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Chronicles 22 |

1 Chronicles 22 “Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”―Charles Spurgeon Devotion Defined: A feeling of strong love or loyalty. I. Devotion will start with a Biblical understanding - 1 Chronicles 22:12 II. Devotion will be kept with a passion for obedience - 1 Chronicles 22:12-13 III. Devotion will learn to face opposition - 1 Chronicles 22:13 IV. Devotion will take energy and resources - 1 Chronicles 22:14-16 V. Devotion has rich rewards - 1 Chronicles 22:18-19 “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”―Charles Spurgeon "To win

There is None Else

2020-04-28T11:11:06-05:00April 26th, 2020|

Date: April 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 8:12-54 |

“Huge as this universe is, God has complete power over it, as you have over the ball which you toss in your hand.” – C. H. Spurgeon God is worthy of our worship 1 Kings 8:12-54 This entails prayer, 1 Kings 8:28-29, 45 This involves confession, 1 Kings 8:33,35 This involves obedience, 1 Kings 8:36 This requires time God is worthy of our praise 1 Kings 8:55-56 God is worthy of our devotion 1 Kings 8:57-61 Starts with the heart, 1 Kings 8:58 Continues with prayer, 1 Kings 8:59 Shown by our walk, 1 Kings 8:61 How big is God! How big and wide His vast domain! To try to tell these lips

Christian Maturity

2021-07-11T18:27:38-05:00November 10th, 2019|

Date: November 10, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 5-6 |

Series:

Bible Text: Hebrews 5-6 | Preacher: Steve Damron | How to avoid maturity Drifting from the Word (Hebrews 2:1-3) Doubting the Word (Hebrews 3:7-4:13) Dullness to the Word (Hebrews 5:11-14) How to gain maturity Learn to listen (Hebrews 5:11) Learn to share (Hebrews 5:12) Learn of Christ's heavenly ministry (Hebrews 5:12-13) Learn to exercise (Hebrews 5:14; 1 Timothy 4:5-6) How to maintain maturity Let’s first address the problem in this passage. This passage is not teaching that we can lose our salvation. Problem 1: A professor vs. a possessor, Nowhere does the Bible teach one cannot be saved

What the Bible Says About Choices

2019-09-09T11:29:14-05:00September 8th, 2019|

Date: September 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 1:1-6 |

A study of Psalm 1 We all make choices throughout our day. May it be that as we consider this Psalm this morning that we will learn to make wise choices. I. The Way of the Righteous The conduct of the righteous The character of the righteous His delight His thoughts The condition of the righteous A life that is fed & refreshed A life that is vigorous & productive A life that is successful & prosperous II. The Way of the Wicked The character of the wicked His ways are wicked His thoughts are wicked The condition of the wicked Conclusion: Have you chosen the pathway of the Righteous? Not making a choice will result in

Habits of Personal Bible Study

2019-04-27T23:30:50-05:00April 25th, 2019|

Date: April 25, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 |

Series:

Allows us to obey God's command to study Allows us to obey God's command to prove all things and hold fast good Adds completeness to a Christian Helps us say no to bologna (Luke 24:32) Allows the word of God to dwell in us richly Provides euphoria when you find a truth God gave to me (Eureka) (Proverbs 31:10) Use a concordance Do some simple studies What story does your sword tell about you? (Proverbs 2:1-7)  

Helps for Devotions

2019-04-27T23:30:26-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Date: April 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 119 |

Series:

Keep your devotions organized Start with a short prayer Thank the Lord for His blessings Ask for forgiveness for known sins Ask God to teach you something from the Bible Read your Bible and think about it Look for a promise, warning, command, principle Meditate (Psalm 119:15,23,48,78,97) Write down God's message for you that day to help you remember (Exodus 17:14) Choose a memory verse for the week (Psalm 119:16) Have some time for prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) Praise, submission, provision, intercession (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Prayer list Record any blessings or answers to prayer (Psalm 103:2) Keep devotions heart-felt Keep devotions balanced Keep devotions consistent (Psalm 86:3) Keep devotions full of faith Keep devotions practical A devotional book is not a
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