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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

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

2022-10-09T11:05:53-05:00November 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 

There is None Else

2020-04-28T11:11:06-05:00April 26th, 2020|

Date: April 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 8:12-54 |

“Huge as this universe is, God has complete power over it, as you have over the ball which you toss in your hand.” – C. H. Spurgeon God is worthy of our worship 1 Kings 8:12-54 This entails prayer, 1 Kings 8:28-29, 45 This involves confession, 1 Kings 8:33,35 This involves obedience, 1 Kings 8:36 This requires time God is worthy of our praise 1 Kings 8:55-56 God is worthy of our devotion 1 Kings 8:57-61 Starts with the heart, 1 Kings 8:58 Continues with prayer, 1 Kings 8:59 Shown by our walk, 1 Kings 8:61 How big is God! How big and wide His vast domain! To try to tell these lips

The World’s Worst Disease

2020-05-04T11:47:25-05:00March 1st, 2020|

Date: March 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 5 |

Series:

The Gospel is free, but it cost a lot! ~ Evangelist Gary Gillmore Naaman The man was great He was honorable He was honest He was courageous The maid he captured She was compassionate She had confidence (Faith) The mistake he made He thought the King could take care of his problem He really needed mercy from God The message he heard Plain: Cleansing comes from the prophet, not the king Simple: Go dip in the river - close by Free! - couldn't do it his own way The method he accepted A change of mind Recognized he was a leper Obedience to the only way of cleansing Thank you very much it is a joy to be here

The Character of the Three Hebrew Children

2019-11-06T20:21:54-06:00November 6th, 2019|

Date: November 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:8-2:18 |

Series:

Character Lessons from Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abed-nego) They were teachable You will only influence others in a proper manner when you are influenced by the right people They were trustworthy (Daniel 1:19-20) They were tested They couldn't do anything about their address but they could do something about their attitude They had a testimony Not just a reputation - What is the Lord known for in your life?   What God says is true, though the entire world be against it!

What the Bible Says is Real Religion

2019-09-30T08:54:44-05:00September 29th, 2019|

Date: September 29, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Micah 6:6-8 |

What the Bible Says is Real Religion Martin Luther said the following, “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.” I. False religion says that we need to earn God’s favor (Micah 6:6-7) In this first section of Micah’s message to the children of Israel, he addresses the veneer of religion which they had. Outward deeds (Luke 11:37-41) Sacrificial giving (Isaiah 1:5-15) Self denial (1 Corinthians) II. Real Religion says that we need to accept God’s formula (Micah 6:8) Payment made – do justly - become justified (Psalm 32:1-2; Rom. 4:1-8) Penalty released
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