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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 |

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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 |

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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 ()

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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

High Places in the Family

2021-04-22T22:48:38-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

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The Reason for the high places High Places:  Compromises made to satisfy others Solomon compromised to satisfied his family 1 Kings 11:5-8 They cause us to ride "the fence" 1 Kings 11:6 High Places: Choices where we make the statement "I will worship and serve the Lord on my terms" 1 Kings 12:28-32 "Worship is revealed by whatever touches your life and makes you upset." Entertainment Satisfaction of self High places: Counterparts of secret sin 2 Kings 17:9 The Retaining of the high places Someone must take courage to remove the high places.  If not, they will be passed down. 2 Kings 17:41 Just as the kings passed them from

Being Upside-Down

2021-03-07T14:04:08-06:00March 4th, 2021|

Date: March 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 5:8-30 |

A Study of Isaiah 5 Seven Woes The Woe of Materialism Isaiah 5:8 It's never enough! The Woe of Alcoholism Isaiah 5:11 The Woe of Entertainment Isaiah 5:12 The Woe of Sin Indulgence Isaiah 5:18-19 The Woe of Perverted Justice Isaiah 5:20 The Woe of Self-Importance Isaiah 5:21 The Woe of Punishing Right Isaiah 5:22-23 The Curse of Up-Side Down Removal of God's Blessing and Protection Isaiah 5:5 Retribution for the Proud and Haughty Isaiah 5:13

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

Rebellion in the Home

2020-11-10T13:26:21-06:00November 5th, 2020|

Date: November 5, 2020 ()

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Dealing with Rebellion Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. The first rebellion was when Satan tried to exalt himself above God. Satan rebelled against God because he was filled with pride. King Uzziah was a great king for almost 52 years. As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper. Let every soul be subject unto the higher power. Every person is to be subject to the governing authority over them. There are FIVE spheres of Human Authority: Legitimate state authority over its citizens. Legitimate parental authority over their children. Legitimate authority of husbands over their wives. Legitimate authority

Lesson 15: God’s Plan for Marriage (Part 2)

2020-10-19T13:40:41-05:00October 15th, 2020|

Date: October 15, 2020 ()

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God’s Plan for Marriage This is an expansion of an earlier sermon which can be found here. Permanency of Marriage The Witness of the First Marriage The Testimony of Christ on Marriage The Historical Positions of the Church Permanent Semi-Permanent It is always God's will for marriage to be permanent God allows exceptions in the case of adultery  Popular The Problem of Sin Marriage A Church Policy for those Desiring to be Married Purity Purity of the Body Adultery Violates a Sacred Commitment Adultery Destroys a Sacred Trust Adultery pollutes a Sacred Union Purity of the Mind Guard the Mind Direct the Mind Renew the Mind Humble the Mind Primary The husband and wife relationship is the first relationship. The marriage is the

Learn to Be Diligent

2020-09-23T12:19:41-05:00July 12th, 2020|

Date: July 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs |

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A study in the book of Proverbs Opening thoughts: Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience. A proverb is a truth that is couched in a form that is easy to remember, a philosophy based on experience, and a rule for conduct. A proverb has been called a sententious sentence, a maxim, an old saying, an old saw, a bromide, an epigram. If we look up “diligence” in a dictionary or thesaurus, how do we find it defined? Persevering application,assiduousness(attention to detail),industrious,persistence, vigor care. Diligence is an attitude that drives us to accomplish a mission successfully. Why be diligent? Diligence is pleasing to

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

The Responsibilities of Children in the Home

2020-03-28T18:41:03-05:00March 26th, 2020|

Date: March 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 21:18-21 |

Introduction: Proverbs 22:6 ...the way he should go... Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound... Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 15:20 Deuteronomy 21:18-21 - The son is responsible Proverbs 23:24-25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. Total Surrender to God - Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Heart, soul, strength, mind (Luke 2:52) Your life should be dominated, permeated with God’s law,His love, and His fear God’s lieutenants - surrender to parents, church, and state,employer....and their “deputies” spirit and letter - 2 Corinthians 3:6 Real Maturity - Proverbs 19:18 - “While There Is Hope” There are different amounts of time to teach the different things your children
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