The Church of Philadelphia

2021-09-01T17:40:27-05:00August 29th, 2021|

Date: August 29, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 2-3 |

Series:

The Seven Churches of Asia The Church of Philadelphia The Chronology of the Church They were a church of survivors This church is not mentioned anywhere else in Scripture One of the longest lasting churches of Asia The Commendations to the Church They took advantage of the open doors of service, Revelation 3:8 They kept God's Word, Revelation 3:8 They stayed faithful to trials, Revelation 3:9 The Condemnations to the Church The church was faithful, even though they had little strength Besides the church of Smyrna, this church is the only other church without any condemnations mentioned The Challenge to the Church Rescue, Revelation 3:10 Relief, Revelation 3:11 Recognition, Revelation 3:12

Giving Because We Love God

2021-08-20T22:36:13-05:00August 19th, 2021|

Date: August 19, 2021 ()

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Introduction: How to Get More From a Dollar Don't buy off an impulse Don't go to the grocery store hungry Have an "eating out" budget Save leftover's Buy clothing out of season Use second hand stores Turn your lights off when you're not there Fix leaks on water faucets Forget fashions - "Don't keep up with the Jones's" Pay off credit card's monthly - don't just pay the minimum Plan trips to the store - make notes in advance Accelerate slowly when driving Pay cash for vehicles Shop around for cheap airline tickets   No one has ever become poor by giving.

Too Much

2021-08-17T09:28:08-05:00August 12th, 2021|

Date: August 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 35:4-36:7 |

An Offering Announced Willing Hearts Gave Areas to think about: Sacrifice & Self-Denial Personal Involvement Other types of gifts Devotional Service Ideas What can stir your heart to give? Love for God Desire to be in God's presence Gratitude for His provision Faith in His promises Trust and obedience

The Spirit-Filled Home

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

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-26 |

Series:

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

God Gives a Test

2020-10-11T15:37:00-05:00October 8th, 2020|

Date: October 8, 2020 ()

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Opening Thoughts God is going to give us a test The test reveals what we learned (not teach) It is for our own good Examples of God's tests Manna in the Wilderness - Exodus 16:4; Numbers 11:33 The Ten Commandments being given - Exodus 20 The wilderness wanderings - Deuteronomy 8:2 Who do you love? - Deuteronomy 13:1-3 Nations left for the Israelites - Judges 2:21-22 Constant exposure to the world getting in? God let them lay in their own bed of problems they made Other thoughts We are not to tempt God - Deuteronomy 6:16 We should ask God to test us

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

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

Teach All Nations

2021-07-11T18:27:36-05:00May 7th, 2020|

Date: May 7, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 28:19-20 |

It shouldn't be extraordinary that someone is surrendered to God Requirements of the Great Commission Church planting Bible translation "Nations" - People groups with their own distinct languages The Condition of the Great Commission The lost are not being reached What can I do? Be saved first Be surrendered to God Be sure to give Be ready to go yourself Share the Gospel with people that you know Don't depend on someone else
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