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Get to Know God

2022-11-07T07:54:28-06:00November 6th, 2022|

Date: November 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 6 |

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Introduction: To get to know God, you must spend time with Him Learn not only how to talk to Him but also how to listen to Him. Talk to God Matthew 6:7 - God speaks through the Bible, speak back Ask Him for help Hebrews 4:16 - we have direct access Tell Him your problems Psalm 55:22 - bring your needs before the Lord Psalm 62:8 Ask Him questions Jeremiah 33:3 - understand things better with the Lord's guidance Thank Him Psalm 100:4 Listen to God

Lord, Save Me!

2022-10-16T08:34:25-05:00October 2nd, 2022|

Date: October 2, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 14:22-33 |

The providence of Jesus The prayers of Jesus The purpose of Jesus The presence of Jesus The peace Jesus brings The provision of Jesus

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

I Am Debtor

2022-04-11T08:48:24-05:00April 3rd, 2022|

Date: April 3, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Romans 1:9-16 |

What causes debt? Reception of something with value without payment When you have something that others desperately need When you accumulate your resources to pay back the obligation To Whom Was Paul a Debtor? To the children of Israel To All People To this generation To Christ How did Paul pay his debt? Boldly proclaimed the Gospel Show the Love of God in your life

Is God on the Throne or Not?

2022-04-03T19:10:02-05:00March 27th, 2022|

Date: March 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 45:1-28 |

The Life of Joseph Q: When Joseph was a slave in Egypt, was he sold or was he sent? A: Both... Is God on the throne or not? Q: When Joseph was at Potiphar's house, was he slandered or was he sent? A: Both... Is God on the throne or not? Q: When Joseph was imprisoned, was he shackled or was he sent? A: Both... Is God on the throne or not?

Hold Such in Reputation

2022-03-27T17:48:22-05:00March 27th, 2022|

Date: March 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 2:29 |

Who are your heroes? What should one look for in a hero? A good example: Epaphroditus Who is Epaphroditus? Named after a pagan god Turned to Christ Qualities Sacrificial (left his home to carry a gift) Brotherly (now a brother in Christ) Companion in labor Fellow Soldier Messenger (Faithful to his job) Minister Sickness (Received God's Mercy) Risked his life and reputation to help people

Ruling Your Emotions

2022-02-27T14:41:47-06:00February 20th, 2022|

Date: February 20, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 |

Introduction Two types of emotions Harmful Healthy You will either rule your emotions or be ruled by them. How to keep your eyes on the Lord Turn on some good, spiritual music Get in the Word of God Conquer harmful emotions "I'm hurt" "I'm broken" "I'm confused" "I'm afraid" "I'm sad" "I'm discouraged" "I'm angry" "I'm bitter" "I'm tired" "I'm suspicious" Cultivate helpful emotions "I'm grateful" "I'm hopeful" "I'm happy" "I'm trusting"      

The People in the Church

2022-02-13T10:23:03-06:00February 10th, 2022|

Date: February 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Acts 2 |

The Members of the Church Observations of Membership Next step after Baptism God's hand is in it Obligations of Membership Sanctify yourself Submit to God Separate Sacrifice Serve Soulwinning Discipling The Leaders of the Church The Pastor Titles Overseer Elder Bishop Pastor Shepherd Duties Rules Feeds Guides Protect Authority Speak Exhort Rebuke Qualifications The Deacons Servant Duties Serve Others Help the Pastor Qualifications

Christian Warfare

2022-01-24T13:09:42-06:00January 23rd, 2022|

Date: January 23, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6 |

Who is our enemy? The enemy is identified by name. The enemy is identified by nature. Consider some snares of the devil: Snare of worldly influence Snare of false gods Snare of immorality Snare of materialism How do we fight? We need the armor. What is our Divine help Sword of the Spirit Prayer and Supplication Engaging others in prayer

The Lord Forbid

2021-11-10T22:58:47-06:00November 10th, 2021|

Date: November 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 21:1-14 |

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Living by principle and conviction... You will not change because of the personal preference of others You will not change because of pressure You will not change because of prestige You will not change because of price You will not change because of pouting people You will not change because of persecution

Dealing with Discouragement Biblically

2021-10-26T20:04:38-05:00October 24th, 2021|

Date: October 24, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 42:5-11 |

How to Defeat Discouragement for Good Don't let your heart be ruled by what you see and what you hear - Psalm 27:7 Cry out to the Lord in prayer - Psalm 18:6, Philippians 4:6-7 Redirect your attention to God - Colossians 3:1-2 Three Things to Remember about God Remember God's goodness to you in the past - Jeremiah 17:7-8 Remember the Lord is with you - Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5 Remember the Lord's promise for the future - Psalm 16:11, Romans 8:18  

Encouragement for the Graveyard Shift

2021-10-11T08:09:38-05:00October 10th, 2021|

Date: October 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 134:1-3 |

There will be seasons of life with difficulty. What you have learned in the light will carry you through the night. The Challenges of the night shift Dark Deserted Dangerous The Choice of the night shift The Charge of the night shift Remember God is still in control, trust Him! Keep your eyes on Him

Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure

2021-08-23T22:29:22-05:00August 22nd, 2021|

Date: August 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Acts 12:25-13:5, 13 |

Six Lessons from Failing "This message is not to give you an excuse, it's intended to give you hope" Failing doesn't come from falling, failing comes from not getting back up again - Proverbs 24:16 Learn to close the door on failure - Philippians 3:13 Learn from personal failures, and from the failures of others - Psalms 1:12 Don't let your failures consume you - Psalm 18:29 Don't let your failures give you an excuse not to serve God -  Psalms 37:23 Don't let your failures cause you to lose your fire - Jeremiah 20:9  

Let Him Cast A Stone

2021-08-15T23:08:15-05:00August 15th, 2021|

Date: August 15, 2021 ()

Bible Text: John 8:1-11 |

Results of casting stones Makes you go to the Lord for the wrong reasons Makes you blind to carelessness and lack of compassion Makes you use God's Word to justify yourself Makes you blind to your own sin Destroys your relationship with the Savior Makes you a poor example

Being Broken

2021-06-24T09:53:50-05:00June 13th, 2021|

Date: June 13, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 4:3 |

God uses broken things In Salvation In Nature God does not use anything He doesn't first break, but He does not break anything that He doesn't intend to use. How does God use brokenness? To bring revival To make a close relationship To bring repentance To bring a refuge To bring redemption

Being Upside-Down

2021-03-07T14:04:08-06:00March 4th, 2021|

Date: March 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 5:8-30 |

A Study of Isaiah 5 Seven Woes The Woe of Materialism Isaiah 5:8 It's never enough! The Woe of Alcoholism Isaiah 5:11 The Woe of Entertainment Isaiah 5:12 The Woe of Sin Indulgence Isaiah 5:18-19 The Woe of Perverted Justice Isaiah 5:20 The Woe of Self-Importance Isaiah 5:21 The Woe of Punishing Right Isaiah 5:22-23 The Curse of Up-Side Down Removal of God's Blessing and Protection Isaiah 5:5 Retribution for the Proud and Haughty Isaiah 5:13

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

Facing the Day of Trouble

2020-07-28T14:53:42-05:00July 26th, 2020|

Date: July 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 36, 37 |

Judah was threatened by the powerful Assyrian army. King Hezekiah was a godly man who handled the day of trouble wisely. As a result, Judah was delivered. We, too, are facing troubling days. Consider some lessons from Hezekiah’s life that will help us. Right Reaction Hush - Isaiah 36:13-15, 18-21 Quiet your soul Heartache - Isaiah 37:1 Don't default to depression Humility- Isaiah 37:2 Don't be afraid to look "weak" Heed  - Isaiah 37:3 Don't over-react Hope - Isaiah 37:4 Don't live in fear Passionate Prayer Start with Praise  - Isaiah 37:16 Realize that God is bigger than your problems State the Problem  - Isaiah 37:14, 17-19 Take time to cast your care on Him Specify the Petition 

Free Indeed

2020-05-18T14:47:56-05:00May 17th, 2020|

Date: May 17, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 8:32-36 |

John Newton’s description of himself: "At this period," he writes, "my temper and conduct were exceeding various. At school, or soon after, I had little concern about religion, and easily received very ill impressions. But I was often disturbed with convictions. From a child I was fond of reading… I began to pray, to read the Scriptures, and to keep a sort of diary. I was, presently, religious in my own eyes; but, alas, this seeming goodness had no solid foundation, but passed away like a morning cloud, or an early dew! I was soon weary, gradually gave it
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