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Intercessors Needed

2022-05-21T16:42:20-05:00May 19th, 2022|

Date: May 19, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 32:1-14 |

The Pathway to Destruction Disturbance in their Spirit Disrespect for God's Man Disobedience to God's Word Degradation of Worship Defilement of their Conduct Sobering Dimension to its size The People Disowned God's Omniscience God's Observations Defilement Dishonor Defiance God's Orders God's Outrage The Prayer of Deliverance Remember Power Praise Promises Repent

Great Power, “But”

2022-04-26T14:40:03-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 15:1-2; Acts 4:31-5: |

Series:

What does God think of Integrity? A Study of Ananias and Sapphira's effect on the early church Introduction Integrity: Truth in the Heart Beware the enemy without, be more aware of the enemy within The Account Indisputable Impartial Important Indispensable Impactful Outline The Great Circumstances of the Account Persecution The Grievous Conduct Prompting: wrong motive Plan: wrong viewpoint Performance: wrong presentation The Gripping Cause The natural tendencies of the heart The influences of the heart God does not care about the amount, He cares about the heart. Proverbs 4:23

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

First Fruits: A Picture of Giving

2020-03-16T14:56:57-05:00March 15th, 2020|

Date: March 15, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 26:1-8 |

Giving Brings Remembrance Past deliverance Present provision God Expects A Return He deserves our best, because He gave us His best When we give, we gain an appreciation for what we have been given Giving Brings Rejoicing It is a binding agreement: God gives back It is only reasonable for us to give

Laid Up Treasure

2020-03-02T15:33:33-06:00March 1st, 2020|

Date: March 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 6:19-21 |

Things needed to know to live for God Heaven is a real place Heaven is a restricted place Heaven is a revealing place Two ways to respond to salvation I am going to live to lay up treasure on this earth If you live to lay up treasure on this earth, all the treasure will deteriorate All earthly treasure is going to be left behind I am going to live to lay up treasure in heaven

The Greatest Gift

2019-12-30T11:41:29-06:00December 24th, 2019|

Date: December 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 3:16 |

The best gifts are the ones that took sacrifice The Benefactor (The one who gave) He saw a great need and met it God gave it because He loved US! The Blessing (What was given) Don't just focus on the gift, focus on the giver The Burden (Our responsibility) Receive it, there is no other way! We are his creation and workmanship (Ephesians 2:8-10) We ought to honor His sacrifice

God’s Law of the Harvest

2018-07-10T10:43:34-05:00July 10th, 2018|

Date: September 5, 2004

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6 |

Series:

God’s law of the harvest—let’s read II Corinthians chapter 9 beginning with verse 6. If this doesn’t speak to you, you need a spiritual hearing aid. “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” You say, “I know this.” Do you live it? It’s so clear, isn’t it? As clear as John 3:16. “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” And look at this, “And God is able…” Amen. That’s what
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