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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

Bite Your Tongue

2022-04-14T19:00:49-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022 ()

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We cherish the First Amendment because it protects our freedom of speech, but do not forget that there is a higher law than that of this land -the Bible. God has the right to dictate what we say, how we say it, and when we say it. We live in an age when most people believed that they are not only entitled to have an opinion but that their opinion must always be shared. There are times that we should bite our tongue. The world would be a better place if everyone followed God's guidelines for speech. Let's learn a little bit

The Breastplate of Righteousness

2022-02-15T13:43:03-06:00February 13th, 2022|

Date: February 13, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6 |

Series:

The tactical purpose of the Breastplate The spiritual purpose of the Breastplate Christ’s righteousness protects your heart Christ’s Righteousness protects us from harm The Proper Use of the Breastplate of Righteousness Put off man's righteousness Isaiah 64:6 Put on Christ's righteousness Jeremiah 23:6 Seeking righteousness should be a high priority. Matthew 6:33 2. Loving righteousness will help me keep on the right path Psalm 119:100-107 3. Confession of sin keeps me righteous 1 John 1:5-10 4. Looking for the blessed hope will keep me righteous 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Titus 2:11-15

Yielding to the Spirit

2021-10-05T15:21:32-05:00October 3rd, 2021|

Date: October 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 6:11-14 |

Sermon Outline “God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.” ~Andrew Murray Is yielding important for the believer? It is God's design for the believer (Philippians 2:9) It brings maturity (John 14:1, 13-14, 23, 26; John 15:1-5) It allows for victory in the believer's life (John 16:32-33) What does yielding look like? Courage (Acts 1:1-26) Awareness of God's presence (Acts 8:1-40; 9:1-43) Victory (Romans 8:11) Zeal (Philippians 2:1) “I wish that saints would cling to Christ half as earnestly as sinners

Getting Our Pastor Some Water

2021-06-29T21:55:12-05:00June 27th, 2021|

Date: June 27, 2021

Bible Text: 1 Chronicles 11:15-19 |

Disposition of the pastor Pastors are at war Pastors get weary Desires of the pastor Desire for a warrior Desire for water Desire of the well Dedication of the mighty men They were close to hear his heart They were concerned about him They were combative Display of the man of God There is a pouring There is a production There is a pleasing        

High Places in the Family

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

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

Series:

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

The Spirit-Filled Home

2021-04-20T13:18:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-26 |

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What the parents do in moderation, the kids often do in excess. The Old Nature The Conflicts of the old nature Galatians 5:15 The Work of the old nature Sexual sins Galatians 5:19 Spiritually bankrupt Galatians 5:20 Sins of the flesh Galatians 5:20-21 The Character of the old nature Galatians 5:24 The New Nature The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 Put on the new man Ephesians 4:22-23

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

Helps for Being Careful – Part 1

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00January 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

My Soul Failed When He Spake

2020-09-15T21:06:40-05:00September 15th, 2020|

Date: September 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Song of Solomon 4:16-5:16 |

A note about I Corinthians 13:3 We should be a cheerful giver (How to give) We should be a commanded giver (What to give) We should be a consistent giver (Why we give, because we love Him) Some notes about the Song of Solomon The Beloved is the Lord My Beloved is the church The daughters of Jerusalem is the world The King is the devil (wants to steal our love) The Mother's sons are the Jews Song of Solomon 5:6 Why did her soul fail? She was semi-conscious When He speaks, listen! She was complacent 5:3 She was in her comfort zone and didn't want to move. She was careless 5:3 She was too self-concerned 5:4 She stopped

The High Price of Sin (Part 1)

2020-04-20T11:20:41-05:00April 19th, 2020|

Date: April 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 11:27 |

Are You Displeasing God? Part 2 - PM Service “Who would have thought to find adultery in David and drunkenness in Noah and cursing in Job? If God leaves a man to himself, how suddenly and scandalously may sin break forth in the holiest man on the earth! I say unto all, “Watch!” A wandering heart needs a watchful eye.” – Thomas Watson The contributors to sin The lifting up of pride 2 Samuel 11:1 Oh, be careful of the awful sin of pride. Scriptural references on pride: Deut. 8:11-14; Deut. 8:17-20; Ps. 52:7; Ps. 73:6-9; Prov. 6:16-17; Prov. 8:13; Prov. 16:5; Prov.

The Kind of Faith That Causes Jesus to Marvel

2020-04-07T17:33:04-05:00April 5th, 2020|

Date: April 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10 |

You can cause Jesus to marvel over one of two things Great Faith Lack of Faith Why did the Centurion's faith cause Jesus to marvel? Recognized the Lordship of Christ Matthew 8:6,8 In what areas do you give Christ control over your life, and in what areas do you hold back? Recognized his own unworthiness Matthew 8:8 We do not deserve all the good things that come into our lives. Recognized submission to authority Matthew 8:9 God has all authority over us, allow Him to lead you - Submit!

The World’s Worst Disease

2020-05-04T11:47:25-05:00March 1st, 2020|

Date: March 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 5 |

Series:

The Gospel is free, but it cost a lot! ~ Evangelist Gary Gillmore Naaman The man was great He was honorable He was honest He was courageous The maid he captured She was compassionate She had confidence (Faith) The mistake he made He thought the King could take care of his problem He really needed mercy from God The message he heard Plain: Cleansing comes from the prophet, not the king Simple: Go dip in the river - close by Free! - couldn't do it his own way The method he accepted A change of mind Recognized he was a leper Obedience to the only way of cleansing Thank you very much it is a joy to be here

Complaining and Criticizing

2020-04-03T10:41:42-05:00February 23rd, 2020|

Date: February 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Numbers |

Series:

The Numbers Problem The complaining and critical spirit in the book of Numbers is instructive to you and me today. It shows how it can manifest itself and what God thinks of these attitudes and actions. Verses to Consider in Exodus and Numbers: Exodus 5:15-18 Exodus 14:10-13 Exodus 15:24 Exodus 16:2 Exodus 17:3 Numbers 14:27 Numbers 16:11 Numbers 17:5 The preview The reasons we complain We don't appreciate our provision We don't like our circumstances The reasons we criticize We don't like our station in life We want more prestige The problem God’s attitude God’s actions Man’s reactions Complainers stop hearing the voice of the Lord Complainers stop seeing the blessing of the

A Broken Heart

2020-01-27T16:55:45-06:00January 26th, 2020|

Date: January 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 51:1-4 |

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Until there is a broken heart, we will not get right with God. -Evangelist Paul Schwanke Introduction David Sinned David played the hypocrite David Repented The song returned to David's heart How to deal with sin See the sin from God's point of view We have to know what God does not want We have to know what God does want

The Danger of Hatred

2020-01-20T16:09:16-06:00January 19th, 2020|

Date: January 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 37 |

Genesis 37 “Others may hate you. But those who hate don’t win, unless you hate them back. And then, you destroy yourself.” – Richard Nixon “Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” - George Washington Carver I John 2:9 I John 3:11-12 Helpful thoughts on Joseph: Coat of many colors The sharer of dreams I. Why we hate? We have a sinful nature II. How not to deal with hate? Do unto others first Maligning someone’s reputation III. How to Biblically deal with hate? What to avoid Thinking of hate Talking of hate What to implement Trust in God’s plan Pray for the

Vexing our Righteous Souls

2020-01-14T16:20:08-06:00January 12th, 2020|

Date: January 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 13-14 |

Vexing our Righteous Souls Subtitle: Sin in the life of Lot Genesis 19 / 2 Peter 2 Introduction: It is hard to imagine Lot as a saved individual after reading of the debauchery putridness of Lot’s life at the end of Genesis 19.  However, we read the passage in 2 Peter and we have the Divine answer.  We believe all Scripture is inspired and profitable so this example of a believer’s demise into sin is given for our admonition.  May it be that tonight as we consider the sordid story of Lot and the sin of Sodom that it

Christian Maturity

2021-07-11T18:27:38-05:00November 10th, 2019|

Date: November 10, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 5-6 |

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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

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!
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