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Going To The Lord

2021-06-20T19:03:47-05:00September 20th, 2020|

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Habakkuk 2:2-4; 18-20; 3:1-16 |

Studies in the book of Habakkuk In order to grow in grace, we must be much alone. It is not in society that the soul grows most vigorously. In one single quiet hour of prayer it will often make more progress than in days of company with others. It is in the desert that the dew falls freshest and the air is purest.—Andew Bonar. Introduction: Chapter 1: Habakkuk’s problem Chapter 2: God’s answer Chapter 3: Habakkuk’s praise Outline: Learn to live by faith, 2:2-4 Faith is a trust in a God that is Sovereign Faith is a trust in a God that can Supply Learn to fear

The Urgency of Repentance

2020-08-03T12:24:33-05:00August 2nd, 2020|

Date: August 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 55 |

Definition of repentance: Turning back toward God; Forsaking what is wrong. The urgency of repentance arises from the availability of God - Isaiah 55:6 The urgency of repentance arises from the gravity of sin - Isaiah 55:7 Forsake His way His thoughts His return The urgency of repentance is accomplished through the power  of the Word of God - Isaiah 55:10-11 The urgency of repentance arises from the imminent return of Christ - Isaiah 55:12-13 ; 56:1 A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness, making God's love triumph in the heart.–A. Murray A revival means days of heaven on earth.–D. Martyn Lloyd Jones Revival

Vanity

2020-09-27T11:05:34-05:00July 19th, 2020|

Date: July 19, 2020 ()

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Studies in the book of Ecclesiastes A brief Summary of the book The name The purpose of the book Tips for study Some important warnings in the book Vanity Under the sun Profit Important lessons from the book Earthly endeavors are empty. Ecclesiastes 1, 2, 6 1. Earthly wisdom has limits 2. Material possessions don’t satisfy 3. Loose morals will bring despair Be careful of fatalism, Ecclesiastes 3 & 9 Set godly priorities early When as a child, I laughed and wept, time crept; When as a youth, I dreamed and talked, time walked; When I became a full-grown man, time ran; When older still I daily grew, time flew; Soon I shall find in traveling on,

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

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!

Encouragement for Fearful Times

2022-10-09T11:05:53-05:00March 15th, 2020|

Date: March 15, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 20 |

Deuteronomy 20 Excerpts from a sermon by C.H. Spurgeon preached in 1870: “And then, my brethren, if fear finds food within, it also very readily finds food without. Sometimes it is poverty, sometimes sickness, sometimes the recollection of the past, and quite as often dread of the future. Even those who have faith in God may occasionally be weak enough to fear and be dismayed about common circumstances to which they ought to be indifferent, or over which they ought by faith to exult. Desponding people can find reason for fear where no fear is.” I. The causes of fear Outward circumstances Inward

Just a Little Lunch

2020-03-13T13:53:46-05:00March 12th, 2020|

Date: March 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 6:5-14 |

The Disciples: a picture of lost opportunity Doubt Desertion - It is never a good idea to steer people away from Christ Discounting - Just 5 loaves and 2 fishes are enough in God's hands The Lad: a picture of a surprising resources Had a lunch Willing to bring what he had to Christ (you'll never regret it) He was seen by Christ (He knew who he was) The Savior: a picture of omnipotent power No panic A process (simple commands) Plentiful supply, never any waste

5 Helps for Following the Lord

2022-10-09T11:05:54-05:00March 8th, 2020|

Date: March 8, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 6 |

Thoughts from Deuteronomy 6   I. A belief in one Lord II. A deep-rooted love for the Lord III. An observance of worship in our homes to the Lord Discuss God in your house It should not be unusual to talk about the Lord Discuss God in your travels Pray to God in the morning Pray to God in the evening Keep God in your memory Display God in your habitation IV. A fear for the Lord V. An adherence to the commandments of the Lord      

Choices

2022-10-09T11:05:54-05:00February 9th, 2020|

Date: February 9, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 6:19-34 |

Don't let the good things in life rob you of the best things in life. - Herb Hutchinson A Choice of Loves A Choice of Looks A Choice of Lords

Does God Care How I Act?

2020-02-03T14:05:00-06:00February 2nd, 2020|

Date: February 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 23:20-33, Exodus 34 |

Exodus 23:20-33 Exodus 34:1-35 God cares about who you worship and serve Exodus 23:24,25,32 Exodus 34:14-15, 17 God cares about who you associate with Exodus 23:32-33 Exodus 34: 12-13 God promises blessings on those who obey His Word God promised to bring Israel into the promised land. God promised to wipe out Israel’s enemies. God promised to provide Israel with food and water. God’s future promises to the believer. Conclusion Exodus 23:29-30 The Christian life is a daily work for the believer. “The Christian life is very much like climbing a hill of ice. You cannot slide up. You

The Providence of God

2020-01-20T15:32:00-06:00January 19th, 2020|

Date: January 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 45, Genesis 50 |

  Definitions The providence of God does not make room for a deistic society Deism - God created the world and left it up to His creation to survive Pantheism - Everything is part of God, and God is a part of everything Providence Defined In theology, the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures. He that acknowledges a creation and denies a providence involves himself in a palpable contradiction; for the same power which caused a thing to exist is necessary to continue its existence. God directs his creation to fulfill His will Ideas in scripture God controls the whole earth - Acts 17:22 God's providence

Faith: A Better Way (Part 2)

2019-11-18T13:19:15-06:00November 17th, 2019|

Date: November 17, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 11:1-3 |

Series:

A Study of Hebrews 11 This is part two.  See part one here. The Reality of Faith, Hebrews 10:38-39 4 words Just / shall live / by faith / no pleasure The Right type of Faith, Hebrews 11:1-3 Definition: Learning to depend on the written Word of God despite circumstances or feelings and              learning to wait on what God has in store in the future. The Results of Faith, Hebrews 11:4-31 Real faith is diligent Example: Moses Real faith is obedient Example: Abraham Real faith is sacrificial Example: Stephen Real faith is persistent Example: Paul The Results of faith, Hebrews 11:4-31 A Godly testimony Pleasing

Developing an Immunity to Society

2019-08-11T18:08:55-05:00August 11th, 2019|

Date: August 11, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 17: 9-17 |

Observations Evil is the ways of the Devil There is evil in this world Join the world or they will hate you We must keep ourselves from the evil of this world How do we keep the world's influence out We must have a proper view of sin We must have a proper view of eternity We must have a proper view of the Scriptures

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

Only One King

2022-10-09T11:05:54-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

Date: April 23, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12:26-30 |

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There are many warriors, but there is just one king (1 Timothy 1:17-18) We have a king and his name is Jesus I wear His armor I follow His banner We should fear the idea of taking glory from our King I was not sent here to build a name for myself (1 Cor 10:30-31) God's blessing is despite us, not because of us

The Message, the Man, the Ministry – Jeff Ferguson

2018-06-11T09:34:33-05:00March 1st, 2018|

Date: March 1, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Titus 1 |

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The Message, the Man, the Ministry - Jeff Ferguson Titus 1:1 I believe that God, through one message, through one moment in time, can revive a heart. All it takes is one verse to melt a heart of stone; and here tonight, I want to be a challenge to you, I want the Holy Spirit to convict. Fairhaven Baptist Church, you have an awesome responsibility.  Churches all across America send their young people to you to train. Young people, you have an awesome responsibility; you have been sent to this place to be trained. Hold Fast. In a day and age

Turning Defeat into Victory – Pastor Steve Damron

2018-06-15T10:44:31-05:00February 11th, 2018|

Date: February 11, 2018

Bible Text: Joshua 7 and 8 |

Series:

Turning Defeat into Victory - Pastor Steve Damron Turn in your Bibles to Joshua. We're going to be looking at Joshua seven and eight. A couple years ago we looked at the book of Joshua and studied it for a little while so we know some of the background. It was a few years before that this passage really sprung out to me and I think in dealing with folks over the years it makes you go to scripture and look at it and ask going to for guidance. Sometimes if you listen to him he'll do that! I was reading a

It Takes a Nobody

2018-07-16T08:54:52-05:00July 16th, 2018|

Date: February 27, 2011

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 1:25-26 |

Series:

Turn in your Bible to I Corinthians, chapter one. This is a practical message with several illustrations, many of them Bible illustrations; and when we read the Scriptures, I hope that you’ll look at them closely and apply them. I hope you’ll find that, even though this message is practical, it’s very Biblical and it’s a message we need. Some find it hard to believe that God could bless them, and others can’t be humble when God does bless them. They can’t help but believe that it’s their doing. I Corinthians chapter one, verse 25. “Because the foolishness of God is
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