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Take the Next Step

2022-11-06T10:05:53-06:00October 30th, 2022|

Date: October 30, 2022 ()

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What is baptism Picture of death, burial, and resurrection of Christ Symbolic of salvation Why be baptized False teachings Necessary for salvation Christ's example It is the right thing to do It pleases God It demonstrates obedience It shows love It brings joy How should we be baptized The method "In" and "Out" The Meaning To dip, plunge or immerse When should we be baptized After salvation  

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

A Tale of Two Thieves

2022-06-26T19:57:15-05:00June 26th, 2022|

Date: June 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Luke 23:32-43 |

The condemnation Similar sentence The malefactors The Messiah The masses Similar circumstances Singular supplications The circumstances Rejection Unaffected Unenlightened Unbelieving Repentance Dying Discerning Delivered The conclusion The change The concern The conviction The confession The comprehension The confirmation

An Honest Mistake

2022-04-26T22:59:51-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:38-44; John 7:24; Matthew 7:1-5 |

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What is an honest mistake? Not purposeful sin Lack of Information Lack of Ability God shows mercy when He can, judgment when He must. Honest mistakes do have consequences Guilty vs. Responsibility Christians could take advice from leaders in the Old Testament who did not participate in the guilt of Israel, preached against it, but took responsibility for it in their prayers. The leader must be careful for how they deal with honest mistakes Did not draw attention to the person The offender should not be overly sensitive Try to be patient with the leader if you are the offender The leader is wrong if they handle it wrong, but the offender is

Encouragement for the Graveyard Shift

2021-10-11T08:09:38-05:00October 10th, 2021|

Date: October 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 134:1-3 |

There will be seasons of life with difficulty. What you have learned in the light will carry you through the night. The Challenges of the night shift Dark Deserted Dangerous The Choice of the night shift The Charge of the night shift Remember God is still in control, trust Him! Keep your eyes on Him

Jesus: God’s Love Revealed

2021-10-05T14:52:52-05:00October 3rd, 2021|

Date: October 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-3 |

How is Jesus superior? He is superior as a spokesman He is superior as a Son He is superior in status He is superior as source He is superior in splendor He is superior as substance He is superior as sustainer He is superior as sacrifice He is superior as Sovereign   How did God show His Love? He has revealed this through a pathway of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Colossians 1:21 He has revealed this through sending His only begotten Son. Romans 5:8-11 He has revealed this through His Word. Why did God show His Love through Christ? There needed to be a payment for sin Romans 5:12-14 There needed to be a path for sinners to

God is Love

2021-09-19T21:07:10-05:00September 19th, 2021|

Date: September 19, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 John 4 |

A Study of 1 John 4 That God is a being of boundless goodness and perfect love can be proved in the following ways— In the Provision of our wants In the Provision of human love What is God’s Love? God’s love is sacrificial love God’s love is not self serving God’s love is self propagating It multiplies itself when it is given How do we see God’s love? When was God’s love revealed? When we were sinners When we were saved How do I receive God’s love? Turn from sin Turn to Jesus

The Next Generation

2021-09-14T21:11:58-05:00September 12th, 2021|

Date: September 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Judges 2:1-14 |

The Causes of Not Knowing God A lack of examples - Hebrews 13:7, 17 A lack of experience - Judges 2:10 A lack of the extraordinary - Judges 2:10 The Characteristics of Not Knowing God  Wickedness - Judges 2:11, Ephesians 5:2-5, Galatians 5:19-26, Proverbs 23:29-35, Galatians 1:4 Worldliness - Judges 2:11-12 Withdrawn - Judges 2:13 The Consequences of Not Knowing God Displeasure of God- Judges 2:14 Devastation - Judges 2:14 Defeat - Judges 2:14 Distress - Judges 2:15 The Cure for Not Knowing God Desire Diligence - 2 Timothy 2:15 Defer - 1 John 4:6 Decide - 1 John 2:3-4

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

Adoption

2021-06-10T19:17:45-05:00June 3rd, 2021|

Date: June 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 8:15 |

The Meaning of Adoption The Condition of Adoption The Time of Adoption The Blessing of Adoption Become the object of God's peculiar love Bare a family likeness Share in the family love Share in the Father's comfort The Responsibility of Adoption

Preparing for Marriage

2021-04-21T21:48:48-05:00April 21st, 2021|

Date: April 21, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 |

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Marriage is God's idea, not man's. Understanding Waiting Wait on the Lord Serve while waiting Keep yourself pure (Heart, Activity, Appearance) Flee Youthful lust It is good for a man not to touch a woman Keep yourself unspotted from the world Keep yourself accountable Love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Things Charity Does Things Charity does not do Something Charity is Things Charity is not Commitment Study the wedding vows Responsibility Electronics "manifesto" (promises, commitments, responsibility) Financial standing Housing for future home Attitude (toward church, etc.) Reliability Warning Signs Desperation to get married vs. calm waiting Watch for an entitlement mindset Watch for refusal of accountability Those unable to receive correction Anger Unthankfulness Friends You are now, or soon shall be, who your friends are.

The Spirit-Filled Home

2021-04-20T13:18:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-26 |

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What the parents do in moderation, the kids often do in excess. The Old Nature The Conflicts of the old nature Galatians 5:15 The Work of the old nature Sexual sins Galatians 5:19 Spiritually bankrupt Galatians 5:20 Sins of the flesh Galatians 5:20-21 The Character of the old nature Galatians 5:24 The New Nature The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 Put on the new man Ephesians 4:22-23

Covetousness

2021-02-15T14:53:00-06:00February 14th, 2021|

Date: February 14, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Luke 12:15 |

The Source of a Covetousness The Selfish Heart Spiritual Blindness The Power of Covetousness The Power to Cheat Us The Power to Control Us The Power to Crush Us Achan David The Solution of Covetousness Recognize God's provision Be thankful for what you have       exodus 20 luke 12

True Joy

2020-12-14T16:28:33-06:00December 13th, 2020|

Date: December 13, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 4:4 |

There cannot be true Christian joy without Christ Our joy as a Christian rests completely in Christ Our joy does not lie within ourselves What joy is NOT Joy is not all of our problems being solved Joy is not getting what we want What joy IS Joy is being filled with Christ Joy is being filled up with the fruit of Christ's righteousness Why one doesn't have joy You aren't being a light of Christ in a dark world You aren't being a witness All of your goals are temporal - materialism
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