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

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

What the Bible Says About Covetousness

2019-08-25T15:17:43-05:00August 25th, 2019|

Date: August 25, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 12:13-31 |

Perhaps no area in life is more sensitive than our finances. We may be open about every other part of our life, but the moment someone questions us about our money or possessions, we become very defensive. Nonetheless some of Jesus’ most pertinent parables and teachings are about the stewardship of our possessions. The curse of covetousness Covetousness divides family and friends (Luke 12:13-15) Covetousness brings worry and fear (Luke 12:15-17) The conduct of covetousness Wealth becomes an obsession Wealth fills with pride (Luke 12:16-19) The cure for covetousness Put materialism into its place (Luke 12:22-23) Develop a life of faith (Luke 12:28 Seek God's priorities (Luke 12:31) “Nothing teaches

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

The Dangers of Socialism: A Biblical Study

2019-07-07T09:03:16-05:00July 3rd, 2019|

Date: July 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:16 |

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:16 | Preacher: Tyler Brock | Definitions Socialism Free Enterprise Dangers Based on a materialistic worldview "Man is not a sinner" Salvation is found in the cross, which liberates from sin (Romans 3:23; 5:8) Sin brings inequality (Proverbs 12:27) Relationship with Christ is most important, he takes care of the rest Punishes virtue and individual responsibility by giving out freebies Discourages responsibility (Romans 14:11) "Carefree" does not mean free - someone has to pay (2 Thessalonians 3:10; 1 Timothy 5:8) Denies the individual's worth as God's creation Socialism only sees someone valuable if they contribute to society (Romans 5:6) We have a mandate (Genesis 1:28)

God is Concerned About Your Money

2018-08-15T08:46:21-05:00August 15th, 2018|

Date: August 12, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Luke 16:1-10 |

Outline: God is concerned with how we earn our money. Are you responsible with your money? Have an honest profession God is concerned with how you spend your money. Are you accountable with your money? God gets the tithe, use the rest wisely God is concerned with how you give your money. Are you charitable? Invest in Heaven
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