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Being Like a Berean Bible Believer

2022-11-17T20:13:00-06:00November 17th, 2022|

Date: November 17, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Acts 17:10-15 |

Five things about the Bereans Encouraged - Hebrews 11:6 We are encouraged to be like the Bereans Nobility: possessing a higher birth - Hebrews 11:6 Enlightenment They received the Word Eagerness They received the Word with all readiness of mind Examination They searched the Scriptures Endlessness They would do this process endlessly

Get to Know God

2022-11-07T07:54:28-06:00November 6th, 2022|

Date: November 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 6 |

Series:

Introduction: To get to know God, you must spend time with Him Learn not only how to talk to Him but also how to listen to Him. Talk to God Matthew 6:7 - God speaks through the Bible, speak back Ask Him for help Hebrews 4:16 - we have direct access Tell Him your problems Psalm 55:22 - bring your needs before the Lord Psalm 62:8 Ask Him questions Jeremiah 33:3 - understand things better with the Lord's guidance Thank Him Psalm 100:4 Listen to God

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 |

Series:

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

Let Him Cast A Stone

2021-08-15T23:08:15-05:00August 15th, 2021|

Date: August 15, 2021 ()

Bible Text: John 8:1-11 |

Results of casting stones Makes you go to the Lord for the wrong reasons Makes you blind to carelessness and lack of compassion Makes you use God's Word to justify yourself Makes you blind to your own sin Destroys your relationship with the Savior Makes you a poor example

Being Upside-Down

2021-03-07T14:04:08-06:00March 4th, 2021|

Date: March 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 5:8-30 |

A Study of Isaiah 5 Seven Woes The Woe of Materialism Isaiah 5:8 It's never enough! The Woe of Alcoholism Isaiah 5:11 The Woe of Entertainment Isaiah 5:12 The Woe of Sin Indulgence Isaiah 5:18-19 The Woe of Perverted Justice Isaiah 5:20 The Woe of Self-Importance Isaiah 5:21 The Woe of Punishing Right Isaiah 5:22-23 The Curse of Up-Side Down Removal of God's Blessing and Protection Isaiah 5:5 Retribution for the Proud and Haughty Isaiah 5:13

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?"

Going To The Lord

2021-06-20T19:03:47-05:00September 20th, 2020|

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Habakkuk 2:2-4; 18-20; 3:1-16 |

Studies in the book of Habakkuk In order to grow in grace, we must be much alone. It is not in society that the soul grows most vigorously. In one single quiet hour of prayer it will often make more progress than in days of company with others. It is in the desert that the dew falls freshest and the air is purest.—Andew Bonar. Introduction: Chapter 1: Habakkuk’s problem Chapter 2: God’s answer Chapter 3: Habakkuk’s praise Outline: Learn to live by faith, 2:2-4 Faith is a trust in a God that is Sovereign Faith is a trust in a God that can Supply Learn to fear

God’s Command to Give

2021-07-11T18:27:36-05:00August 30th, 2020|

Date: August 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 6:27-38 |

For some reason we usually think of a commandment as either placing restrictions on us or making undesirable demands on us. Because of this misconception of the commandments of the Lord, we often overlook the precious promises that are contained in them. Examples: God’s promise of direction, Proverbs 3:5-6 God’s promise of provision, Matthew 6 God’s promise of comfort, John 14: 26 God’s promise of presence, John 15 God’s promise of joy, John 15 The command to give Giving leads to spiritual maturity, 2 Corinthians 9:7-11 Stage 1: "I won't give" Stage 2: "I will, but I won't like it" Stage 3: "I will, because it helps

Teach All Nations

2021-07-11T18:27:36-05:00May 7th, 2020|

Date: May 7, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 28:19-20 |

It shouldn't be extraordinary that someone is surrendered to God Requirements of the Great Commission Church planting Bible translation "Nations" - People groups with their own distinct languages The Condition of the Great Commission The lost are not being reached What can I do? Be saved first Be surrendered to God Be sure to give Be ready to go yourself Share the Gospel with people that you know Don't depend on someone else

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

The Silliness, Senselessness, and Sinfulness of Self-Reliance

2019-08-24T21:12:41-05:00August 15th, 2019|

Date: August 15, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 12:1-20 |

Introduction God Gave a Plan Glory Guidance Grace Abraham's tests Test 1:  My family or my finances Test 2: My marriage or my money Test 3: My future or my finances Test 4: My testimony or my treasures

Live Like the Gospel

2019-07-22T16:27:26-05:00June 2nd, 2019|

Date: June 2, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 1:27-30 |

 Introduction The saints at Philippi Lydia The demoniac girl The jailer The care of Paul by the Philippians A Citizen of the Gospel will follow the author of the Gospel (Philippians 2:5-9) Christ humbled himself, then was exalted To be saved, we must turn from self The Gospel Pure, Holy, Faithful, Gracious, Merciful, Forgiving How to live like the Gospel Stand firm in one spirit A defensive position, not letting anything through Unified against evil Strive with one mind An active, aggressive strategy to accomplish something together A team with a goal who works hard together Teammates cannot argue if they want to win There is an objective - more than just

God’s Judgment

2019-06-25T09:03:56-05:00May 5th, 2019|

Date: May 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Romans 2:1-11, 3:1-28 |

God's judgment is sure (Romans 2:1-2) There is an authoritative standard of right & wrong (Genesis 18:23-25; Judges 21:24-25) Only God is qualified as a judge (Romans 2:2-3) God has the ultimate truth and judges accordingly (Romans 2:2; John 14:6,16-17, 15:26, 16:7,13, 17:17,19) God's judgment is for all All will be judged fairly (Romans 3:4,9) Sin has changed man's behavior (Romans 3:10-18; Isaiah 59:1-7) Tongue is poisoned and deceitful Feet are full of destruction and misery Eyes have no fear of God No peace is found God's judgment can be escaped (Romans 3:23-25) Unmerited & free Paid in full

Have Faith in God

2019-03-31T11:17:30-05:00March 31st, 2019|

Date: March 31, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Mark 11:12-22 |

Outline: Have faith in God's Promises His Forgiveness His Presence His Protection (Genesis 32:9-10) His Provision His Power His Peace (Philippians 4:6-9) Have faith in the Principles of God You reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7) Afflictions help us (Psalm 119:67,71) Have faith in the Person of God Example of the Centurion (Matthew 8:5-13) Hezekiah (II Kings 19:1-4)  
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