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
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