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What Is God Like

2022-05-31T15:08:14-05:00May 29th, 2022|

Date: May 29, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Job 36:26 |

God is Holy Cannot sin Cannot look on sin Cannot overlook sin God is Omniscient He knows you personally He is acquainted with all of your thoughts He is acquainted with all your ways God is Justice God is Grace

Foundational Principles for Life

2022-04-14T19:47:21-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Peter 1:3-4 |

Bad perspectives for decisions in life: Parents (NOT doing it their way) Self Pragmatism Pleasure Ownership Principles for life Creation/Purpose principle - He is God, I am not Redemption principle - God bought you, he gets to tell you what to do (1 Corinthians 6:20) Dwelling principle - my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) Motivation Principles Communion principle - God wants fellowship with me, so I want it with Him (James 4:8) Love principle (John 14:15) Pleasing Principle (2 Timothy 2:4)

Priesthood of the Believer & Individual Soul Liberty

2021-11-07T20:58:31-06:00November 4th, 2021|

Date: November 4, 2021 ()

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Where do these come from? The life of an Israelite was filled with restrictions. Hebrews 9:6-10 Even these could not make one perfect Hebrews 10:1, 4; James 2 Hope was to be found in Christ Luke 3:4-5; Hebrews 9:12; 1 John 2:1; Acts 2:39 The New Testament brings variety through Christ Galatians 5:1 How do we live them out? Train children, live God-centered, not parent-centered. Romans 14:12

High Places in the Family

2021-04-22T22:48:38-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

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The Reason for the high places High Places:  Compromises made to satisfy others Solomon compromised to satisfied his family 1 Kings 11:5-8 They cause us to ride "the fence" 1 Kings 11:6 High Places: Choices where we make the statement "I will worship and serve the Lord on my terms" 1 Kings 12:28-32 "Worship is revealed by whatever touches your life and makes you upset." Entertainment Satisfaction of self High places: Counterparts of secret sin 2 Kings 17:9 The Retaining of the high places Someone must take courage to remove the high places.  If not, they will be passed down. 2 Kings 17:41 Just as the kings passed them from

Four Tips for Developing Convictions in Young People

2021-04-22T19:31:43-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Titus 2:11-12 |

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Help them to understand Biblical principles 1 John 2:15-17, Romans 12:2, Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:29; 12:28 Separation is a Biblical concept Separation has never been popular Have Biblical Convictions Children will gravitate to the parent with the least/lower convictions You cannot lead where you have not already gone yourself Teach your children Biblical Convictions Not just things you can or can't do Love+Discipline, Grace and Truth work together Be Consistent Inconsistency breeds rebellion Teach convictions, and be consistent in your actions as well

Jehovah

2021-03-08T21:40:42-06:00March 7th, 2021|

Date: March 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 34:5-6 |

Jehovah reveals a God who requires righteousness Jehovah is affected by sin Jehovah reveals a God whose righteousness demands Him that He not rests til He makes His creatures as righteous as Him

The Results of Sin

2021-02-01T08:56:06-06:00January 31st, 2021|

Date: January 31, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 7:1-25 |

A Character Study of Achan Causes of Achan's sin Man's sin nature Man has a desire to take things that don't belong to them Man has a tendency to disobey God Consequences of Achan's Sin Guilt Loss of life Loss of fellowship Cure of Sin Sanctification Cleansing Payment

A Holy Lifestyle in an Unholy World

2021-01-12T11:38:13-06:00January 7th, 2021|

Date: January 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:13-17 |

Three helps for developing a holy lifestyle Be focused on Christ's coming Begins in the mind Requires spiritual alertness Motivated by Grace Be obedient to the Father in all of life Break with past lifestyle Erase the distinction between sacred and secular Be growing in personal knowledge of God's holiness

Ingredients for A Perfect Church

2020-12-01T13:43:38-06:00November 29th, 2020|

Date: November 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 1 |

1 Corinthians 1 “You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.” –Leonard Ravenhill A sanctified church - 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Positional aspect Practical aspect A Christ-filled church - 1 Corinthians 1:4-6 The purpose of sanctification - 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 The point of our preaching - 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 A saving message - 1 Corinthians 1:18, 22-23 A solemn message - 1 Corinthians 1:23-25 A purified church - 1 Corinthians 1:7-8 A secure church - 1 Corinthians 1:8-9 “The glory of the gospel is that when the church

The Blessing of Brokenness

2022-10-09T11:05:53-05:00November 12th, 2020|

Date: November 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 51:16-19 |

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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

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

Five Helps for Holiness

2020-02-20T20:11:13-06:00February 16th, 2020|

Date: February 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Leviticus 20:1-3 |

Bible Text: Leviticus 20:1-3 | Preacher: Steve Damron | Keep short accounts with the Savior - Leviticus 1-7 Realize the personal affect with sin There is a cost to sin It took a lot to cleanse us from sin God cares how you approach Him - Leviticus 8-10 Don't underestimate the insignificant details - Leviticus 11-18 Set aside periodic times to reflect on your spirituality Be 100% holy for God, not partway  

What is the Pattern of your Tabernacle?

2020-02-07T14:40:29-06:00February 2nd, 2020|

Date: February 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 25:1-9 |

Three Entrances into the Tabernacle The gate - pictures the only way to heaven is through The door - pictures Christ The most holy place through the veil - pictures Christ and His flesh The Purpose of the Tabernacle To show God's people who Jesus the Messiah was going to be To build God a sanctuary where he could be worshiped and praised Jesus doesn't dwell in tabernacles made by man This tabernacle is the dwelling place of God Jesus doesn't dwell in tabernacles made by man

Don’t Die Like A Fool

2019-11-11T16:30:42-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Samuel 2:18-24, 3:24-34 |

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Close is not good enough Your familiarity with truth does not forgive your sin. Reasons why Abner allowed himself to die in the gate when he could have lived in the city. He forgot his position He was distracted He forgot his relationship with Joab Jesus didn't come to condemn the world, it's already condemned. He thought he was safe Cities of Refuge and their picture of Christ God appointed them - He knew they would be needed, a picture of Grace God's word announced the cities (Joshua 20:7) Anyone could access them - the way to the cities was to be clear Christ is better than the cities of refuge We

Basic Training for Service

2021-07-19T15:13:26-05:00November 6th, 2019|

Date: November 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Exouds 3-4 |

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Be careful of "Take my life " Take your shoes off (Exodus 3:2-5) Humility Take thought in the house of God Hide your face (Exodus 3:6) Holiness Respect God and the authority He has placed in your life (Romans 3:18) Throw down your rod (Exodus 4:1-4) Help from God Give God control of your life Hide your hands (Exodus 4:6-7) God's immediate help Leprosy was only curable by God Quit making excuses (Exodus 4:10-17)

The Priesthood of the Believer

2019-11-18T13:19:16-06:00October 27th, 2019|

Date: October 27, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 4:14-16 |

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The Priesthood of the Believer Studies in Hebrews “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 “Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 What is A Priest? The Old Testament idea The false theory The New Testament idea How Do I Become A Priest? The qualification of a priest: Be born again The extent of the office of a priest:

The Baptismal Prayer of Christ

2019-06-13T18:08:39-05:00June 13th, 2019|

Date: June 9, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 3:21-23 |

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   Introduction - Christ and His Prayer Life NT Prayers are of an eternal or heavenly nature (Ephesians 1:3; Matthew 6:33) God wants to hear our prayers, and we have an advocate with the Father, yet many times we do not pray (John 14:16; Hebrews 7:25) An obedient Savior (Luke 3:21) A praying Savior He began his ministry with prayer We should also begin our activities with prayer our life our day our events An anointed Savior (Luke 3:22) Received God's blessing because of his obedience and prayer Power is given Praise is evident

Live Like the Gospel

2019-07-22T16:27:26-05:00June 2nd, 2019|

Date: June 2, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 1:27-30 |

 Introduction The saints at Philippi Lydia The demoniac girl The jailer The care of Paul by the Philippians A Citizen of the Gospel will follow the author of the Gospel (Philippians 2:5-9) Christ humbled himself, then was exalted To be saved, we must turn from self The Gospel Pure, Holy, Faithful, Gracious, Merciful, Forgiving How to live like the Gospel Stand firm in one spirit A defensive position, not letting anything through Unified against evil Strive with one mind An active, aggressive strategy to accomplish something together A team with a goal who works hard together Teammates cannot argue if they want to win There is an objective - more than just

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

The Holiness of God

2020-05-10T11:58:19-05:00July 11th, 2018|

Date: December 10, 2006

Bible Text: Malachi 2:11 |

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Please turn in your Bibles to Malachi chapter 2 verse 11.  I’d like to preach a simple message tonight on the holiness of God.  In Malachi, we have two key phrases.  One is, “Ye say,” and the other is, “Thus saith the Lord.”  Throughout the book we see the people saying one thing and God saying something else completely.  I’m just going to read one verse-Malachi 2:11:  “Judah hath dealt treacherously and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange
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