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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

Landing On The Right Side

2022-07-18T14:11:57-05:00July 17th, 2022|

Date: July 17, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 24:15 |

A study of Joshua, who was resolved to serve God, often being in the minority. Five Times Joshua landed on the right side of a problem. The golden calf (Exodus 32) Report of the 12 spies (Number 13) Jericho's peculiar battle plan (Joshua 6) Judgment of Sin - Achan (Joshua 7) Gibeonite league - Accepting personal responsibility for his faults (Joshua 9)

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

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 Ministry Well

2022-01-02T17:45:42-06:00December 30th, 2021|

Date: December 30, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 33:17-20 |

Introduction: The first thing we see here in verse 17 is that Jacob went on a journey. In the same way, everyone who has been saved has also started on a journey for Christ. Wells were extremely important They were a necessity of life - human, animal, plant life They were represented to be miraculous, a direct result of God's providence The well must be dug (Genesis 26:19-22) In the same way as digging a well, the ministry is going to require hard, physical labor You will get tired and even discouraged in the ministry - Galatians 6:9 Looking back to the past will never help you move

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?)

Encouragement for the Graveyard Shift

2021-10-11T08:09:38-05:00October 10th, 2021|

Date: October 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 134:1-3 |

There will be seasons of life with difficulty. What you have learned in the light will carry you through the night. The Challenges of the night shift Dark Deserted Dangerous The Choice of the night shift The Charge of the night shift Remember God is still in control, trust Him! Keep your eyes on Him

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

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  

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens

2021-01-12T17:09:50-06:00January 10th, 2021|

Date: January 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 6 |

Opening Thought: Galatians 6 As the church we are a community of believers. We are referred to as the body of Christ or the family of God. We learn that if the church is going to thrive then we must work together to make her thrive. Many times, we are all going in different directions, and we forget to take time out for one another. Explanation of Passage What type of person this passage is not dealing with? - a stubborn or rebellious person What type of person this passage is dealing with? - caught by surprise How to deal with

Practical Praying

2020-12-29T13:58:05-06:00December 27th, 2020|

Date: December 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: James 1:1-8 |

Introduction: It’s one thing to know principles about prayer and another thing to put those principles into practice.Let’s discover how prayer can work in daily life. Tribulation Trouble precedes prayer.  - James 1:2,5 Trouble produces patience.  - James 1:3 Trouble promotes perfection.  - James 1:4 Invitation  - James 1:5 Affirmation  - James 1:5 Stipulation - James 1:5-8 We must ask. - James 1:5 We must ask in faith. - James 1:6 We must not waver. - James 1:6-7 We must avoid sin. - James 1:8 Compensation  - James 1:5 “When trust is perfect and there is no doubt, prayer is simply the outstretched hand ready to receive. - E.M. Bounds  “When

He Hath Led Me Into Darkness And Not Into Light

2020-10-03T16:33:04-05:00October 3rd, 2020|

Date: October 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Lamentations 3:2 |

Things are going to happen that you do not understand, Don't blame God! Lamentations 3:1-3 What changed Jeremiah's mindset about these things? Stop and think. Lamentations 3:20-21 Remember these attributes of God Lamentations 3:22-24 Mercy Compassion Faithfulness Know that patience is a virtue Lamentations 3:25 Remember that God is sovereign God never needs to answer the question "Why?"

The Lord’s Day is Holy

2020-08-18T16:36:37-05:00August 16th, 2020|

Date: August 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 17 |

A study of Jeremiah 17   Opening thoughts: It’s a pattern. It’s not only a pattern here at Fairhaven Baptist Church, it’s pretty much a pattern in churches everywhere in the United States and around the world. It has been the time-honored traditional pattern, and it goes back, and back, and back, and back, and back, and all the way back to the New Testament time. The people of God, the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, have worshiped on Sunday. I have been a lot of places in the globe in my lifetime and I have seen this practiced. Let me list

The Urgency of Repentance

2020-08-03T12:24:33-05:00August 2nd, 2020|

Date: August 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 55 |

Definition of repentance: Turning back toward God; Forsaking what is wrong. The urgency of repentance arises from the availability of God - Isaiah 55:6 The urgency of repentance arises from the gravity of sin - Isaiah 55:7 Forsake His way His thoughts His return The urgency of repentance is accomplished through the power  of the Word of God - Isaiah 55:10-11 The urgency of repentance arises from the imminent return of Christ - Isaiah 55:12-13 ; 56:1 A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness, making God's love triumph in the heart.–A. Murray A revival means days of heaven on earth.–D. Martyn Lloyd Jones Revival

The Holy War – Part 6

2020-08-02T14:57:51-05:00July 30th, 2020|

Date: July 30, 2020 ()

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Series:

Chapters 1-17 Review Chapter 1: Conspiracy Amid the Brimstone (the battle plan) Chapter 2: A Summons to Mansoul (getting the leadership's attention) Chapter 3: The First Assault (Diabolus takes the city...or rather...) Chapter 4: Another Administration (alterations to the leadership) Chapter 5: The Politics of Diabolus (Diabolus strengthens his hold) Chapter 6: Diabolus Finds Support in Mansoul (Mansoul readies itself for King Shaddai to come) Chapter 7: Shaddai's Army Approaches (Moment of Confrontation) Chapter 8: War (Moment of Decision) Chapter 9: Shaddai's Forces Repulsed (Moment of Struggle) Chapter 10: Emmanuel Enters the Fray Chapter 11: Negotiations Chapter 12: Surrender and Salvation Chapter 13: Emmanuel's Reception in Mansoul Chapter 14: Trial of the Diabolonians Chapter 15: The

King Asa (Part 1)

2020-06-02T10:40:08-05:00May 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) 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 - 2 Chronicles 6-7 A man of prayer - 2

Four Essential Freedoms of Being Baptists: Bible Freedom

2020-06-30T16:14:24-05:00May 10th, 2020|

Date: May 10, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-18 |

Series:

Man’s Definition of Freedom: the right to be and do as you please Definition of Bible Freedom: the Bible under the Lordship of Christ is central in the life of the individual and the church Four Essential Freedoms of Being Baptists: The Biblical basis of this freedom Baptist do not have a monopoly on the Bible. We don’t have a “Baptist Bible.” Scriptures claim to be authoritative, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Scriptures claim to bring freedom, Luke 4:18-21, John 8:32-36, Romans 6:18-22, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:1-13 The Biblical evidence of this freedom We believe the Bible to be divinely inspired We believe that the Bible is divinely preserved for us. We

Great Women of the Bible

2021-06-10T20:12:45-05:00May 10th, 2020|

Date: May 10, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4 |

2 Kings 4 Examples of mothers in Scripture: Naomi Hagar Hannah Elizabeth Examples of mothers in history: Nero's mother - Murderess Lord Byron's mother - Proud intellectual John Wesley's mother - Spiritual George Washington's mother - Plain and sensible I. Lessons from a distraught mother Go to God for your needs Follow the Lord’s commands Lead your children in following God II. Lessons from a faithful mother Make space for God in your home Her perception, “as oft as he passed by” Her persuasion, “she constrained him to eat bread” Service to God is its own reward Find opportunities to serve God in your house Use your means to serve God and provide for others Trust God with your children “Being a

5 Helps for Following the Lord

2022-10-09T11:05:54-05:00March 8th, 2020|

Date: March 8, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 6 |

Thoughts from Deuteronomy 6   I. A belief in one Lord II. A deep-rooted love for the Lord III. An observance of worship in our homes to the Lord Discuss God in your house It should not be unusual to talk about the Lord Discuss God in your travels Pray to God in the morning Pray to God in the evening Keep God in your memory Display God in your habitation IV. A fear for the Lord V. An adherence to the commandments of the Lord      

Laid Up Treasure

2020-03-02T15:33:33-06:00March 1st, 2020|

Date: March 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 6:19-21 |

Things needed to know to live for God Heaven is a real place Heaven is a restricted place Heaven is a revealing place Two ways to respond to salvation I am going to live to lay up treasure on this earth If you live to lay up treasure on this earth, all the treasure will deteriorate All earthly treasure is going to be left behind I am going to live to lay up treasure in heaven

Jesus: An Introduction

2020-01-29T16:25:36-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Date: January 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-4 |

Series:

The more we see how amazing God is, the less we are impressed with ourselves. -Evangelist Paul Schwanke God gives an introduction to His son in the first few verses of Hebrews When Christ speaks, He declares the word of God (John 1:1) Heir of all things He made the worlds The brightness of His glory (not just a reflection) The express image of His person (character, Deity) Upholds all things by the word of His power By himself purged our sins The problem: Sin The bigger problem: Sins The even bigger problem: They are our sins They need to be purged It is in the past tense - the work has already been

A More Sure Word

2020-01-28T15:38:01-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Date: January 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25 |

Series:

Ways the Bible is a more sure word of prophesy It is a powerful book - 1 Peter 1:23 The Bible tells us how we can know we're saved Search the Scriptures to find eternal life - John 5:39 It is a pure book - Matthew 24:35 The Bible is the incorruptible Word of God By the incorruptible Word of God, we find our assurance of salvation It is a perfect book - Hebrews 4:12 The Bible is alive The Bible is written and inspired by Almighty God It is an eternal book - 1 Peter 1:23 This book lives and abides forever Regardless of the world, this is the one thing that

Discerning Root Issues of Sinful Problems

2019-12-03T13:09:33-06:00December 1st, 2019|

Date: December 1, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 17:9 |

The necessity of man's sinful being People need purity People need hope People need a plan People need Jesus Where is the source of man's problems? The problem of our problems in life - the heart The problem of wrong outward actions - sinful inward actions The root problems of the heart Man's unbelief - not fully trusting God Man's love for himself - self pity, self ambitions Man's pride

Faith: A Better Way (Part 2)

2019-11-18T13:19:15-06:00November 17th, 2019|

Date: November 17, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 11:1-3 |

Series:

A Study of Hebrews 11 This is part two.  See part one here. The Reality of Faith, Hebrews 10:38-39 4 words Just / shall live / by faith / no pleasure The Right type of Faith, Hebrews 11:1-3 Definition: Learning to depend on the written Word of God despite circumstances or feelings and              learning to wait on what God has in store in the future. The Results of Faith, Hebrews 11:4-31 Real faith is diligent Example: Moses Real faith is obedient Example: Abraham Real faith is sacrificial Example: Stephen Real faith is persistent Example: Paul The Results of faith, Hebrews 11:4-31 A Godly testimony Pleasing

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
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