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Lord, Save Me!

2022-10-16T08:34:25-05:00October 2nd, 2022|

Date: October 2, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 14:22-33 |

The providence of Jesus The prayers of Jesus The purpose of Jesus The presence of Jesus The peace Jesus brings The provision of Jesus

Foundational Principles for Life

2022-04-14T19:47:21-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Peter 1:3-4 |

Bad perspectives for decisions in life: Parents (NOT doing it their way) Self Pragmatism Pleasure Ownership Principles for life Creation/Purpose principle - He is God, I am not Redemption principle - God bought you, he gets to tell you what to do (1 Corinthians 6:20) Dwelling principle - my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) Motivation Principles Communion principle - God wants fellowship with me, so I want it with Him (James 4:8) Love principle (John 14:15) Pleasing Principle (2 Timothy 2:4)

How To Be Significant

2021-11-29T19:00:27-06:00November 28th, 2021|

Date: November 28, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 3:4 |

Four Questions to Test Your Spiritual Dedication What is on your calendar? (What are your priorities?) What money leaves your checkbook? (What do you give to God?) What do you talk about? (What is your conversation?) What is your concentration? (What do you think about?)

The Church of Laodicea

2021-09-06T18:53:00-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 3:14-22 |

Series:

Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church The Chronology The Commendations: None The Condemnations Insincerity Self-Complacent Self-Sufficient Self-Deceit The Challenge Find Refined Gold - Come to Him for His Riches Go to the Word of God - Restock Your Wardrobe Restore Your Vision God wants you to have a relationship with Him by choice.

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

The Light of the Scriptures

2021-03-28T21:37:00-05:00March 28th, 2021|

Date: March 28, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 8 |

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them - Isaiah 8:20 Opening thought: “I’ve experienced His presence in the deepest darkest hell that men can create. I have tested the promises of the Bible, and believe me, you can count on them. I know that Jesus Christ can live in you, in me, through His Holy Spirit. You can talk with Him; you can talk with Him out loud or in your heart when you are alone, as I was alone in solitary

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

Champions Living Defeated

2020-11-11T22:20:07-06:00November 11th, 2020|

Date: November 11, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Judges 13:4-6 |

Series:

Three Low-lights of Life Relationships Bad relationships will stem from bad rendezvous places Good relationships will stem from good rendezvous places Consistency Don't be where you shouldn't be and expect sin not to happen Reproof Be "reproof-able" - take correction Be real, none are perfect Thoughtlesness Don't only pray when it only concerns yourself Have a burden for others

Gaining Purpose of Heart

2020-09-11T10:37:56-05:00September 6th, 2020|

Date: September 6, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:8 |

Gaining Purpose of Heart Daniel 1:8 Opening Thought: Why did these young men not eat of King’s meat? John Gill (19th century theologian) said: “... though it might be food in itself lawful to be eaten, yet part of it being first offered to their idol "Bel," as was usual, and the whole blessed in his name, it would have been against (Daniel’s) conscience, and a defiling of that, to eat of things offered to, or blessed in the name of, an idol. ”In other words, all the foods Daniel and his friends had been asked to eat had been

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

The Kind of Faith That Causes Jesus to Marvel

2020-04-07T17:33:04-05:00April 5th, 2020|

Date: April 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10 |

You can cause Jesus to marvel over one of two things Great Faith Lack of Faith Why did the Centurion's faith cause Jesus to marvel? Recognized the Lordship of Christ Matthew 8:6,8 In what areas do you give Christ control over your life, and in what areas do you hold back? Recognized his own unworthiness Matthew 8:8 We do not deserve all the good things that come into our lives. Recognized submission to authority Matthew 8:9 God has all authority over us, allow Him to lead you - Submit!

Life in the Pits

2020-03-28T20:56:29-05:00March 28th, 2020|

Date: March 28, 2020 ()

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Series:

How do you handle your life in the low times? The Pit of Privation- Joseph (Genesis 37-39) Privation=lacking essentials Joseph experienced absolute isolation Genesis 37 The Pit of Persecution -Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38) The Pit of Pity - King Saul (1 Samuel 18) The Pit of Punishment Temporal Pit - Jonah 2 Eternal Pit - Isaiah 14:15 The Pit of Prayer - David, Daniel (Psalm 40:1) The Pit of Patience - David (Psalm 40:2) The Pit of Praise - David (Psalm 40:3) The Pit of Power - David (Psalm 40:2-3)

The World’s Worst Disease

2020-05-04T11:47:25-05:00March 1st, 2020|

Date: March 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 5 |

Series:

The Gospel is free, but it cost a lot! ~ Evangelist Gary Gillmore Naaman The man was great He was honorable He was honest He was courageous The maid he captured She was compassionate She had confidence (Faith) The mistake he made He thought the King could take care of his problem He really needed mercy from God The message he heard Plain: Cleansing comes from the prophet, not the king Simple: Go dip in the river - close by Free! - couldn't do it his own way The method he accepted A change of mind Recognized he was a leper Obedience to the only way of cleansing Thank you very much it is a joy to be here

Don’t Die Like A Fool

2019-11-11T16:30:42-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; 2 Samuel 2:18-24, 3:24-34 |

Series:

Close is not good enough Your familiarity with truth does not forgive your sin. Reasons why Abner allowed himself to die in the gate when he could have lived in the city. He forgot his position He was distracted He forgot his relationship with Joab Jesus didn't come to condemn the world, it's already condemned. He thought he was safe Cities of Refuge and their picture of Christ God appointed them - He knew they would be needed, a picture of Grace God's word announced the cities (Joshua 20:7) Anyone could access them - the way to the cities was to be clear Christ is better than the cities of refuge We

Daniel’s Purpose

2019-11-05T21:08:53-06:00November 5th, 2019|

Date: November 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:1-21 |

Series:

The Intention of King Nebuchadnezzar Tried to change their look (Daniel 1:5) Wanted to change their identity (Daniel 1:7) Tried to change their talk (Daniel 1:4) Tried to change their Loyalty Tried to change their Allegiance Tried to change their Values Tried to change their Attitudes Tried to change their Goals The Integrity of Daniel He did not allow Babylon to influence him He did not allow his own "friends" to influence him His convictions were based on who he was called to serve

Christ is Better than Angels

2019-11-18T13:19:17-06:00October 6th, 2019|

Date: October 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-2:9 |

Series:

Christ is Better Hebrews 1 Three important words in the study of the book of Hebrews Better (used 13x) Perfect (used 14x) Eternal (used 5x) The Ministry of Angels The existence of angels The examples of angels in Scripture The efforts of the angels The Ministry of Christ (6 ways Christ is better than the angels) Christ is the only begotten child of God Christ is the choice for true worship Christ is the consecrated one Christ is the creator Christ is the commander in chief Christ is the crowned one Conclusion Christ is better. I hope that you saw some aspect of this idea in this morning’s message. We will be looking at this concept

The Prayer of all Prayers Part 2

2019-07-28T18:05:41-05:00July 28th, 2019|

Date: July 28, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 13 |

Series:

We should be a light to the world We should have unity Christ's Prayers for all believers Have Joy Be Sanctification What happened at salvation Progressive through life What is completed in Heaven Be Strong in the Word Receive it Obey it Increase in it Understand God's Eternal Love It is transformational It is complete

The Prayer of All Prayers – Part 1

2019-07-28T11:22:09-05:00July 28th, 2019|

Date: July 28, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 17: 1-26 |

Series:

Christ's prayer for himself (John 17:1-5; Hebrews 4:14-16) Life has a divine timetable (John 2:4; Matthew 4; John 7) The devil tries to ruin God's plan for your life God is more powerful Life has a divine purpose (1 Corinthians 10:31) Christ deserves glory Our life should be revealing that and giving it to Him Life has a divine work (John 17:4,6,8) When it was time to work, he got at it promptly He worked earnestly Christ's prayer for his disciples (John 17:6-19) We can know the Father (John 5) We can be secure in our Salvation See the rest in part 2 here Application:  How is your prayer life? Do you have a regular

Passing on the Baton

2019-05-16T19:56:38-05:00May 16th, 2019|

Date: May 16, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 2:1-11 |

The tracing of the stops of Elijah on his goodbye tour Gilgal Bethel Jericho Jordan The testing of the servant "The Divine Tease" Why? Luke 24:27-29; Mark 6:48 Elijah gave Elisha a chance to stay back three times He really wanted to see if he would follow him Qualities? Persistent Loyalty Persistent work ethic Persistent dedication (1 Corinthians 15:58) The transferring of the spirit of Elijah Many Christians get in trouble because they live so close to the world that they get sucked in!

The Marathon Race of the Christian Life

2019-04-27T23:29:43-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Date: April 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:1-3 |

Series:

How to run the race of the Christian Life Motivation Martyrs who have gone before us Preparation Lay aside the weights (Matthew 6:33) Get up Minimize wasted time Have a hobby that you can serve the Lord with Lay aside sin My business is not to please the flesh, but to please the Lord Sin gets us sidetracked & we are good at rationalizing it Participation Patience Patient endurance Have good friends who encourage you Young people need to be careful who they marry Jump in Don't quit We need people to pass the baton to  
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