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He Hath Led Me Into Darkness And Not Into Light

2020-10-03T16:33:04-05:00October 3rd, 2020|

Date: October 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Lamentations 3:2 |

Things are going to happen that you do not understand, Don't blame God! Lamentations 3:1-3 What changed Jeremiah's mindset about these things? Stop and think. Lamentations 3:20-21 Remember these attributes of God Lamentations 3:22-24 Mercy Compassion Faithfulness Know that patience is a virtue Lamentations 3:25 Remember that God is sovereign God never needs to answer the question "Why?"

Seek My Face

2020-06-16T11:28:20-05:00June 14th, 2020|

Date: June 14, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 |

What does it mean to seek the face of God? We can't seek His face but we can seek His presence One can depict someone's character by looking at his face We are to Seek God's face always God wants us to seek His shining face

Lessons on Separation

2020-06-09T11:13:48-05:00June 7th, 2020|

Date: June 7, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ezra 9-10 |

Ezra 9-10 “Christians can never sin cheaply; they pay a heavy price for iniquity. Transgression destroys peace of mind, obscures fellowship with Jesus, hinders prayer, brings darkness over the soul; therefore be not the serf and bondman of sin.”-CH Spurgeon The purpose of separation Key Verse: “He shall separate himself from...unto the Lord” (Numbers 6:1-12) Not: Because they were a superior people - Deuteronomy 7:6-8; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 To live in a communal lifestyle - John 17:14-16; 1 Corinthians 5:9-10 It was to help them: Avoid false worship - 1 Peter 1:15-16; Philippians 2:15 Avoid worldly tendencies - 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2 3.Identify as God's

Seeking the Lord

2020-06-02T16:25:07-05:00May 24th, 2020|

Date: May 24, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Chronicles 22 |

1 Chronicles 22 “Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”―Charles Spurgeon Devotion Defined: A feeling of strong love or loyalty. I. Devotion will start with a Biblical understanding - 1 Chronicles 22:12 II. Devotion will be kept with a passion for obedience - 1 Chronicles 22:12-13 III. Devotion will learn to face opposition - 1 Chronicles 22:13 IV. Devotion will take energy and resources - 1 Chronicles 22:14-16 V. Devotion has rich rewards - 1 Chronicles 22:18-19 “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”―Charles Spurgeon "To win

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

The Joy of Repentance

2020-06-11T10:41:01-05:00April 23rd, 2020|

Date: April 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12 |

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“You will say that these are very small sins and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the enemy (God). It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to keep the man away from the Light… Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without turnings, without milestones,

Complaining and Criticizing

2020-04-03T10:41:42-05:00February 23rd, 2020|

Date: February 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Numbers |

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The Numbers Problem The complaining and critical spirit in the book of Numbers is instructive to you and me today. It shows how it can manifest itself and what God thinks of these attitudes and actions. Verses to Consider in Exodus and Numbers: Exodus 5:15-18 Exodus 14:10-13 Exodus 15:24 Exodus 16:2 Exodus 17:3 Numbers 14:27 Numbers 16:11 Numbers 17:5 The preview The reasons we complain We don't appreciate our provision We don't like our circumstances The reasons we criticize We don't like our station in life We want more prestige The problem God’s attitude God’s actions Man’s reactions Complainers stop hearing the voice of the Lord Complainers stop seeing the blessing of the

Lesson 10: Ten Truths to Teach Children

2020-02-27T19:33:17-06:00February 20th, 2020|

Date: February 20, 2020 ()

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All that glitters is not gold Bible verse– “stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there” (Proverbs 9:17-18) Bible story– The account of Samson in Judges 13-16 Truth illustrated– Cotton candy or the five cent hamburger may not really be that great after all.  Children are valuable and should not be dealt with or live on a whim. Life will frequently seem to be unfair Bible verse– “...Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to
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