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

A Holy Lifestyle in an Unholy World

2021-01-12T11:38:13-06:00January 7th, 2021|

Date: January 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:13-17 |

Three helps for developing a holy lifestyle Be focused on Christ's coming Begins in the mind Requires spiritual alertness Motivated by Grace Be obedient to the Father in all of life Break with past lifestyle Erase the distinction between sacred and secular Be growing in personal knowledge of God's holiness

Helps for Being Careful – Part 1

2021-01-04T16:50:16-06:00January 3rd, 2021|

Date: January 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 5:15 |

Thought: Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage. Why be careful - 1 Peter 5:8 A Devil that is accusing - Job 1, 2 A world that is watching - 2 Samuel 12:14 What to be careful of: Forgetting God in your life - Deuteronomy 6:3 Associations - Proverbs 1:10 Lustful temptations - 1 Corinthians 6:18, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:15 How to be careful Attentively - Nehemiah 8:8, Proverbs 2:1, 2:2, 4:1, 4:20, Deuteronomy 29 Listening Carefully - Ephesians 5:15 Destined for a Fall There was a people long ago Who had great riches, wealth untold; They built a city with

Gideon’s Final Days

2020-04-05T14:15:10-05:00April 2nd, 2020|

Date: April 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Judges 8 |

Judges 8 Introduction: On September 29, 1938, Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy met together and signed the Munich Pact which granted Adolf Hitler the northern part of Czechoslovakia. It was a complete betrayal by some of the leaders of these countries who had made promises to protect and help Czechoslovakia. Neville Chamberlain flew home after this momentous signing and proclaimed to his people that they now had a historic peace in our time, peace with honor. There however was one man not fooled, Winston Churchill who arose in the House of Commons and spoke these prophetic words: “Britain and France

7 Steps to Be a Warrior

2019-11-11T09:50:34-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 1-10 |

Series:

You can't control your youth group, but you can control you! Start a Strength Program (Joshua 1:7) Get in God's word daily Study the Enemy (Joshua 2:1) Sanctify your life (Joshua 3:5) Learn how to fight God's way Keep the world at arm's length Cut out: Cut out pop culture Cut out the desire to fit in Cut out mediocrity Pathway Set yourself Apart Follow the Spirit's leading Set up Altars Submit to Your Commander (Joshua 5:13-15) Stay clear of Sin (Joshua 6-7) Starts with an obedient heart Never Sell Out to the Enemy (Joshua 9) A little sin is not worth it Stay Steadfast in the Fight (Joshua 10)

The Character of the Three Hebrew Children

2019-11-06T20:21:54-06:00November 6th, 2019|

Date: November 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:8-2:18 |

Series:

Character Lessons from Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abed-nego) They were teachable You will only influence others in a proper manner when you are influenced by the right people They were trustworthy (Daniel 1:19-20) They were tested They couldn't do anything about their address but they could do something about their attitude They had a testimony Not just a reputation - What is the Lord known for in your life?   What God says is true, though the entire world be against it!

Daniel’s Purpose

2019-11-05T21:08:53-06:00November 5th, 2019|

Date: November 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:1-21 |

Series:

The Intention of King Nebuchadnezzar Tried to change their look (Daniel 1:5) Wanted to change their identity (Daniel 1:7) Tried to change their talk (Daniel 1:4) Tried to change their Loyalty Tried to change their Allegiance Tried to change their Values Tried to change their Attitudes Tried to change their Goals The Integrity of Daniel He did not allow Babylon to influence him He did not allow his own "friends" to influence him His convictions were based on who he was called to serve

The Deceitfulness of Sin

2019-11-18T13:19:16-06:00October 20th, 2019|

Date: October 20, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 3:13 |

Series:

Hebrews 3 One of the main themes of the book of Hebrews is that Christ is better. We saw this idea when we started our look at the book. Let’s consider a few of the ways that Christ is better. Christ is better than the angels Christ offers a better salvation Christ is a better helper Christ is better than Moses Another important aspect of the book of Hebrews is the warnings that are dispersed throughout the book. Chapter 2 – the danger of drifting Chapters 3-4 – the danger of not entering into rest Chapters 5-6 – the danger of not going on to

Being Different

2019-10-14T12:52:21-05:00October 13th, 2019|

Date: October 13, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Judges 16:7,11,17 |

If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Samson was called to be different.  He judged Israel 20 years.  He was effective when he was filled with the Spirit of God. What you lose when you choose to fit in with the World He lost his vision for God (Judges 16:1) He lost his love for God (Judges 16:4) He lost his honesty (Judges 16:11) He lost his testimony (Judges 16:23) He lost his life (Judges 16:28-30)
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