We Are Workers Together With Him

2022-05-16T21:37:24-05:00May 12th, 2022|

Date: May 12, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 6:1 |

Be a worker that... Reconciles souls to Christ Believes it is a great day to serve God Approves himself as a minister of God Is faithful through trials Lives by God's principles and power Is aware of the paradoxes and contradictions of living for Christ Is separated from the world unto God

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

The Easy Path of Mediocrity

2022-01-11T22:56:57-06:00January 9th, 2022|

Date: January 9, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Chronicles 25:1-2 |

How to spot a Mediocre Christian Concerned with Convenience Plagued by personality Live by limits The Pathway of Amaziah Submitted himself to the laws that were "majors" and publicly visible He side-stepped the laws that were minor Concerned more about the materialism than God's presence Allowed other things (gods) to have a place of prominence in his house Stood against God through the man of God

Psalm 25: An Exposition on Prayer

2022-01-11T22:49:08-06:00January 6th, 2022|

Date: January 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 25:1-22 |

The Names of God Jehovah (LORD) - "the self existent one" Elohim (God) - "the supreme one" The People Mentioned Enemies (physical and spiritual) Fervent prayer required Made him trust in God more They were out to triumph over him They were out to cause him shame Those that are ashamed Wait on the Lord (be taught by Him) Sinners He teaches (directs) sinners Those that fear the Lord Respect and Reverence God, and no need to fear anything else! The Requests

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

2021-07-26T21:25:23-05:00July 25th, 2021|

Date: July 25, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 18:1-6, Mark 9:31-37 |

The Richness of Having Children Given to the Lord Guided for the Lord Guarded for the Lord The Relationship with the Children The Requirements for being Child-like in Faith Innocence Simplicity Obedience Enjoyment Enthusiasm Empty of own ambitions Empty of pride Desire to please Father

Bye-Bye Bitterness

2021-07-14T08:45:56-05:00July 11th, 2021|

Date: July 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:14-17    |

Bitterness must be dealt with or it will paralyze our walk with the Lord and hurt our relationships with others. The Root The Seeds of Bitterness Unpleasant experiences Unpleasant feelings Unpleasant reactions The Soil of Bitterness Proud heart The Sprouting of Bitterness The Fruit Resentment Hebrews 12:15 Rebellion Hebrews 12:16-17 Revenge Genesis 27:41 Rejection Hebrews 12:17 Regret Hebrews 12:17 The Boot  - Hebrews 12:14 Pursue Peace Matthew 5:9 Mark 11:25 Ephesians 4:31-32 Pursue Purity Galatians 5:16 What have I become bitter about?  How has it manifested in my life?  What will I do to root out the bitterness?

The Blessing of Brokenness

2020-11-13T09:46:15-06:00November 12th, 2020|

Date: November 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 51:16-19 |

Series:

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

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 
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