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Why Christian School is Important

2023-01-17T11:47:40-06:00January 12th, 2023|

Date: January 12, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 1:7 |

Three thoughts on its importance: The Christian school is a significant discipleship program for the church The Christian school is important because it is based on Christian principles Proverbs 1:7 Proverbs 9:10 Psalms 119:130 Our society needs the salt and light of Christianity and the Christian school should play a role in this process

An Underground Church Service

2023-01-02T15:17:00-06:00December 29th, 2022|

Date: December 29, 2022

Bible Text: Hebrews 4:12-13; |

Get Prepared, and God will use you! If it was illegal to attend church, would you still come? How much do you listen to the preacher? If your Bible was taken away, how would you teach/preach to others? If your Bible was taken away, how would you have devotions? When you are talking to people, you stop giving illustrations and start giving Bible verses, because they are more powerful.

Get Into Church

2022-12-12T11:43:05-06:00December 11th, 2022|

Date: December 11, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 10:23-25 |

Series:

What is a church? Not a building A people "Called out" A local group of believers Composed of members Members and attenders Requirements of membership Saved Baptized Why should we go to church? We are commanded to Church is a place to get Spiritual nourishment Church provides the right kind of nourishment Fellowship should be regulated by right doctrine We have a job to do How should we attend church? Be positive Be prepared Be prompt Be prayerful

Surviving the Storm

2022-05-16T21:43:01-05:00May 15th, 2022|

Date: May 15, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Acts 27:1-14 |

Anticipate the Storm Use all the help available Presence of God Prayer Promises of God Remember there are worse things than the storm Lighten the load Realize things may get worse before they get better: don't lose hope Accept any responsibility that you may have for the storm Expect God's deliverance Understand that God's deliverance may involve some inconveniences Work through the storms together Listen to the man of God Take care of yourself God's intention in the storm is to prove us, not destroy us!

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

Too Much

2021-08-17T09:28:08-05:00August 12th, 2021|

Date: August 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 35:4-36:7 |

An Offering Announced Willing Hearts Gave Areas to think about: Sacrifice & Self-Denial Personal Involvement Other types of gifts Devotional Service Ideas What can stir your heart to give? Love for God Desire to be in God's presence Gratitude for His provision Faith in His promises Trust and obedience

High Places in the Family

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

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

Series:

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

Choose Life

2021-03-28T21:59:39-05:00March 28th, 2021|

Date: March 28, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 30:19 |

Introduction: The free will of man Life originates from God Life & blessing is tied to obedience Death & cursing is tied to disobedience Genesis 1:17 Life is preserved by God Genesis 32:30 Life has purpose in God Path is revealed Prosperity is assured Power is in Him

First Fruits: A Picture of Giving

2020-03-16T14:56:57-05:00March 15th, 2020|

Date: March 15, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 26:1-8 |

Giving Brings Remembrance Past deliverance Present provision God Expects A Return He deserves our best, because He gave us His best When we give, we gain an appreciation for what we have been given Giving Brings Rejoicing It is a binding agreement: God gives back It is only reasonable for us to give

Choices

2022-10-09T11:05:54-05:00February 9th, 2020|

Date: February 9, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 6:19-34 |

Don't let the good things in life rob you of the best things in life. - Herb Hutchinson A Choice of Loves A Choice of Looks A Choice of Lords

How to Come to Church

2021-02-01T09:13:10-06:00February 3rd, 2019|

Date: February 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 122:1 |

Text: Psalm 122:1 Outline ------- 1. Be Positive - Psalm 122:1 2. Be Praising - Psalm 100:1-5 3. Be Prepared a. Physically - Genesis 35:1-3, Exodus 19:10-11 b. Spiritually 4. Be Prompt - Hebrews 10:25 5. Be Panting - Psalm 42:1, 63:1-2, Acts 10:33 6. Be Prayerful - Psalm 119:18, 51:4, 141:5 7. Be Persistent - Hebrews 10:25

The Value of Abiding in God’s House Part 2

2021-02-01T09:13:10-06:00January 27th, 2019|

Date: January 27, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Galatians |

Series:

Outline ------- 5. I'm encouraged to do what is right (Gala 5:22-25, 6:7, Eph 4:27-32, Phil 2:1-5, 4:8, Col 2:4-5) 6. I'm uplifted by fellow brethren (Gala 6:1-3,10 Phil 2:25-29) 7. I learn to pray for fellow brethren (Eph 1:15-16, 3:14-16, Phil 1:1-4, Col 1:3,9-11, 4:12) 8. I get help for my family (Eph 5:21-33, Col 3:18-25) 9. I learn principles to get spiritual victory(Eph 6:10-14) 10. I find hope for eternity (Phil 1:20-21, Col 3:1-4)

The Value of Abiding in God’s House Part 1

2019-02-24T19:21:47-06:00January 27th, 2019|

Date: January 27, 2019

Bible Text: Galatians |

Series:

Outline ------- 1. I learn God's word (Gala 1:8-12, Col 1:25-29) 2. We can reach all kinds of people (Gala 2:9) 3. I get correction (Gala 3:1-3, Eph 4:1) 4. I am warned about sin (Gala 5:9,16-26, Eph 4:17-19, 5:1-5, Col 2:8)

The Palace Beautiful (Pilgrim’s Progress Part 5)

2018-07-01T11:00:36-05:00June 29th, 2018|

Date: June 28, 2018 ()

Bible Text: |

Series:

The Palace Beautiful: A Picture of the Church, taught by Ura Schrock on June 30, 2018 at Fairhaven Baptist Church in Chesterton, Indiana.  This is part 5 in the series "Pilgrim's Progress." This sermon can be found on Youtube.

The Sin of Missing Church

2018-07-16T08:30:02-05:00July 10th, 2009|

Date: July 10, 2009

Bible Text: Hebrews 10:23-26 |

Series:

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 28.  I’m going to preach a message that I call, “The Sin of Missing Church.”  Now, I didn’t make a mistake in using the word “sin.”  I believe it is very scriptural, and you’ll see that.  I was thinking, though, that the majority of the people who I want to preach this to missed church today.  Sunday is the Christian’s Sabbath.  For centuries the Jews worshiped on Saturday, the seventh day; but Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week, and everything changed.  Again, in Matthew 28, Jesus was
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