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Lost in the Woods

2023-11-16T21:03:30-06:00November 16th, 2023|

Date: November 16, 2023 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 18 |

Absalom's Rebellion He disregarded God's authority He disrespected the position his authority had He deceived his dad into thinking he was spiritual He delighted in his shame - he accepted the praise of men He disgraced everyone that cared for him Reminders from Absalom and David Our children are watching us Train your children It's natural for children to blame parents for wrong done in the home Do everything you can do to bring wayward children back Rebellious children effect everyone around

The Family Altar

2023-06-19T16:17:51-05:00June 15th, 2023|

Date: June 15, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-12 |

Outline The Goal The Guidelines Memorizing Meditation Education Conversation Application Observation The Gifts The Guard Duty Ideas Pray, asking God to be a part of the time Discuss past blessings and future plans Sing a song Read the Bible Use a devotional book Talk through a sermon "Takeaway" from church/sermon Close in Prayer

Advantages of Christian Education – Part 2

2023-04-14T10:03:57-05:00April 6th, 2023|

Date: April 6, 2023 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:14-17 |

The textbooks All textbooks point to Christ God's Word, our absolute truth, is our main textbook The teachers The target Goals of public education Tolerance Wokeness Promiscuity Goals of christian education Salvation Sanctification Service

The Blame Game

2023-02-14T09:48:07-06:00February 12th, 2023|

Date: February 12, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Romans 14:12 |

The object of the game To find fault in someone else To place blame on someone for your problems To deflect responsibility onto someone else To justify or excuse ones actions or reactions The rules of the game Anything goes No rules The characters Biblical examples Adam Eve Practical examples Kathy Kid Hank the husband Wilma the wife Tim or Tammy the teenager Pius Pete Persnickety Pam The end game No one winners Everyone loses The only way to win is to stop playing the game Challenge Even when we are wronged, you are still accountable for our actions When someone has wronged us, God will be the judge There is no joy in the blame game  

Why Christian School is Important

2023-01-17T11:47:40-06:00January 12th, 2023|

Date: January 12, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 1:7 |

Three thoughts on its importance: The Christian school is a significant discipleship program for the church The Christian school is important because it is based on Christian principles Proverbs 1:7 Proverbs 9:10 Psalms 119:130 Our society needs the salt and light of Christianity and the Christian school should play a role in this process

Christmas and Missions

2023-01-02T15:12:37-06:00December 22nd, 2022|

Date: December 22, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Luke 2 |

Four things of the rope The length of the ropes The strength of the ropes Faithfulness God's power Unity God with us The intent of the ropes Give the Gospel Strengthening churches The content of the rope Finances Encouragement Time Assistance Example Prayer Labor No one is beyond the saving power of the Gospel

Prayer

2022-10-23T10:21:14-05:00October 16th, 2022|

Date: October 16, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Luke 3:22 |

An Entrance - The Heavens were opened Private prayer Public prayer Humbly Intensely An Enduement - The Holy Spirit descended A Blessed Endorsement - Fatherly affirmation

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!

Dare to be Different

2022-05-05T21:46:07-05:00May 5th, 2022|

Date: May 5, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:3 |

Dare to not allow the world to change you! A Study of Daniel The Refinement of the Hebrew children Diet Education The Recognition of the king's dream The Repudiation of the king's idol Thoughts The Expectation that we be different Please God with all we do Do not fear anyone but God You can't please everybody, stop trying!

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

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?)

The Second Most Important Decision of Your Life

2021-11-11T14:11:18-06:00November 11th, 2021|

Date: November 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 2:18-24 |

Series:

Preparing for Marriage All teenagers battle against the feeling of incompleteness God has created someone just for you When the time is right, God will bring that someone to you The Devil will always bring a counterfeit before God brings a choice Practical Advice Involve your parents and pastor Decide on a timetable of waiting Consider attending a year of Bible college  

Priesthood of the Believer & Individual Soul Liberty

2021-11-07T20:58:31-06:00November 4th, 2021|

Date: November 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: |

Series:

Where do these come from? The life of an Israelite was filled with restrictions. Hebrews 9:6-10 Even these could not make one perfect Hebrews 10:1, 4; James 2 Hope was to be found in Christ Luke 3:4-5; Hebrews 9:12; 1 John 2:1; Acts 2:39 The New Testament brings variety through Christ Galatians 5:1 How do we live them out? Train children, live God-centered, not parent-centered. Romans 14:12

Commands for Relationships

2021-10-10T15:25:07-05:00October 7th, 2021|

Date: October 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:1-4 |

Children, obey Observations This is the child's job Because it is right It is the parent's job to make sure of this Obligation is also to others whom the parent chooses Questions Children, do you obey because it's right, or because you want to stay out of trouble? Parents, do your children obey? Honour thy father and mother Observations Not specific to children This comes with a promise Provoke not to wrath (anger), bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord Observations Provoking can include inconsistency, unfairness, cruel, lack of instruction Proper instruction necessary Traps Making excuses for children not obeying Making it needlessly hard for them to obey

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

2021-07-26T21:25:23-05:00July 25th, 2021|

Date: July 25, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 18:1-6, Mark 9:31-37 |

The Richness of Having Children Given to the Lord Guided for the Lord Guarded for the Lord The Relationship with the Children The Requirements for being Child-like in Faith Innocence Simplicity Obedience Enjoyment Enthusiasm Empty of own ambitions Empty of pride Desire to please Father

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 Blessing of the Birthright

2021-07-12T09:13:02-05:00July 1st, 2021|

Date: July 1, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 25:29-34 |

A description of the birthright Consecration Double-portion of blessing Authority of the father The despising of the birthright His words His ways A Delusion about the birthright Nothing of consequence had happened Not considerate of God's providence - altered his future family Never able to be reversed
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