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?

Helps for a Godly Marriage

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 |

Series:

Intro: Benefits of Companionship Work with one another Ecclesiastes 4:9 Example: Priscilla and Aquila Productivity increases when a husband and wife work together Lift up one another Ecclesiastes 4:10 Stir up one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Comfort one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Stand with and for one another Ecclesiastes 4:12 Worship with one another Ecclesiastes 4:12

The Blessing of Brokenness

2020-11-13T09:46:15-06:00November 12th, 2020|

Date: November 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 51:16-19 |

Series:

What is brokenness? What it is not Being gloomy Being self-focused Going through a severe trial Just an emotional experience What it is The right view of one's sin - Psalms 51:1-4 The right view of the Savior - Isaiah 6:1-5 Quick to confess - 1 John 1:9 Repentance of one's stubborn will - Psalms 51:5-14 Coming to the end of one's self - 1 Samuel 15:17-23 Absolute surrender to God A return to God's presence - Psalms 34:8-18; 51:1-17

God’s Command to Give

2021-07-11T18:27:36-05:00August 30th, 2020|

Date: August 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 6:27-38 |

For some reason we usually think of a commandment as either placing restrictions on us or making undesirable demands on us. Because of this misconception of the commandments of the Lord, we often overlook the precious promises that are contained in them. Examples: God’s promise of direction, Proverbs 3:5-6 God’s promise of provision, Matthew 6 God’s promise of comfort, John 14: 26 God’s promise of presence, John 15 God’s promise of joy, John 15 The command to give Giving leads to spiritual maturity, 2 Corinthians 9:7-11 Stage 1: "I won't give" Stage 2: "I will, but I won't like it" Stage 3: "I will, because it helps

Divine Deliverance in Dark Days

2020-05-04T13:07:30-05:00May 3rd, 2020|

Date: May 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 |

Don't despise the little that God gives you - Dave Olson The setting: Times were tough Economically Times were tough Politically Times were tough Spiritually Times were tough Morally The problem She had heartache She lost her husband He was a good man She had hardship She was lonely She was burdened She was confused She had helplessness Her sons were to be taken She had hopelessness She could not pay the debt she owed The petition She didn't say much She cried out to the man of God The provision It is timely It is not always comfortable It is always perfect It is telling It reveals how God likes to work Little has great potential in the hands of God It is teaming God is able God is unlimited

7 Helps for the Race – Part 2

2020-02-11T11:49:43-06:00December 8th, 2019|

Date: December 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 |

Series:

This is part 2.  Click here to see part 1. "Let us" is found 13 times in the book of Hebrews Considerations: We are in a race. We are not racing to Heaven. Lay aside the weights, Hebrews 12:1 Weights Affairs of this life (sports, politics, education, etc.) Cares of this life Besetting sins Let us run with patience, Hebrews 12:1 A life of faith A life of fortitude A life of forbearance Look unto Jesus, Hebrews 12:2 The author of faith The finisher of faith The pattern of faith The goal of faith How tedious and tasteless the hours When Jesus no longer I see. Sweet prospects, sweet birds, sweet flowers, Have all lost their

Things Above

2019-08-11T11:20:40-05:00August 11th, 2019|

Date: August 11, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 3:1-4 |

Introduction The main ideas of the passage What are we to set above? - Our affections Where are we to set our affections? - On things above Why are we to set our affections above? - We are dead to sin So, what is above? Heavenly Father He Provides (Matthew 6:33) He Protects He Punishes Heavenly Family People already in Heaven People yet to be saved Heavenly Fortune (Matthew 6:19-21) Heavenly Forgiveness Heavenly righteousness, not earthly righteousness Heavenly cleansing, not earthly cleansing Heavenly works, not earthly works
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