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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

Precious in His Sight – Cynthia Porozynski Funeral

2022-11-15T14:20:08-06:00November 11th, 2022|

Date: November 11, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 116:15 |

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."  - Psalm 116:15 The sight of the LORD - Psalm 116:15 The saints of the LORD - John 10:27-28, Psalm 23:1-6 The sentiments of the LORD - John 3:16, John 10:17

God, My Very Best Friend

2022-10-10T15:47:33-05:00September 29th, 2022|

Date: September 29, 2022 ()

Bible Text: John 15:13-15 |

God's Friendship to Us F - Forthright: God tells us what we need to hear, not necessarily what we want to hear Proverbs 27:6 Proverbs 27:17 R – Reliable: A friend that always loves us, even amid betrayal John 3:16 Matthew 26:48-50 1 John 4:19 I – Incomparable: There is no other friend that compares to God John 15:13 E – Exlusiveness: God wants to be our very best friend to the exlusion of all other friends James 4:4 John 15:14 N – Nearby: He is always near us, regardless of where we are Proverbs 18:24 Psalms 46:1 D – Demonstrated: His friendship is not something He promises to prove, He’s already proven Himself John 15:13 James 4:8  

The After-effects of Sin

2022-08-22T15:38:21-05:00August 14th, 2022|

Date: August 14, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 11:1-4 |

Characteristics about David in his early life David was close to God and cared about the things of God David was patient in his waiting for God's timing David was intense about defending God's name David was conquering and experiencing victory Characteristics about David in his later life David rarely mentioned the things of God David didn't trust in the ways of God David lost his fear of God David lost his accountability David's love for worldly culture David's loose attitude towards sin  

Dare to be Different

2022-05-05T21:46:07-05:00May 5th, 2022|

Date: May 5, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:3 |

Dare to not allow the world to change you! A Study of Daniel The Refinement of the Hebrew children Diet Education The Recognition of the king's dream The Repudiation of the king's idol Thoughts The Expectation that we be different Please God with all we do Do not fear anyone but God You can't please everybody, stop trying!

The Integrity of Job

2022-04-27T23:14:52-05:00April 27th, 2022|

Date: April 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Job 2:1-3 |

Series:

Job and his children A rare parent - Job 1:4-5 Honesty about their sin Sacrificed in their stead Surrendered about their plight - Job 1:19-21 An amazing creation God's will is ultimate Job and his wife Job 2:7-10 Job and his relationship with God Trust of God - Job 13:13-16 Hope in God - Job 23:8-10 Acceptance of God - Job 38:1-4; 42:1-6 I may be clueless, but God may be trusted!

Great Power, “But”

2022-04-26T14:40:03-05:00April 26th, 2022|

Date: April 26, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 15:1-2; Acts 4:31-5: |

Series:

What does God think of Integrity? A Study of Ananias and Sapphira's effect on the early church Introduction Integrity: Truth in the Heart Beware the enemy without, be more aware of the enemy within The Account Indisputable Impartial Important Indispensable Impactful Outline The Great Circumstances of the Account Persecution The Grievous Conduct Prompting: wrong motive Plan: wrong viewpoint Performance: wrong presentation The Gripping Cause The natural tendencies of the heart The influences of the heart God does not care about the amount, He cares about the heart. Proverbs 4:23

Is God on the Throne or Not?

2022-04-03T19:10:02-05:00March 27th, 2022|

Date: March 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 45:1-28 |

The Life of Joseph Q: When Joseph was a slave in Egypt, was he sold or was he sent? A: Both... Is God on the throne or not? Q: When Joseph was at Potiphar's house, was he slandered or was he sent? A: Both... Is God on the throne or not? Q: When Joseph was imprisoned, was he shackled or was he sent? A: Both... Is God on the throne or not?

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?)

Priesthood of the Believer & Individual Soul Liberty

2021-11-07T20:58:31-06:00November 4th, 2021|

Date: November 4, 2021 ()

Bible Text: |

Series:

Where do these come from? The life of an Israelite was filled with restrictions. Hebrews 9:6-10 Even these could not make one perfect Hebrews 10:1, 4; James 2 Hope was to be found in Christ Luke 3:4-5; Hebrews 9:12; 1 John 2:1; Acts 2:39 The New Testament brings variety through Christ Galatians 5:1 How do we live them out? Train children, live God-centered, not parent-centered. Romans 14:12

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

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 Church of Philadelphia

2021-09-01T17:40:27-05:00August 29th, 2021|

Date: August 29, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 2-3 |

Series:

The Seven Churches of Asia The Church of Philadelphia The Chronology of the Church They were a church of survivors This church is not mentioned anywhere else in Scripture One of the longest lasting churches of Asia The Commendations to the Church They took advantage of the open doors of service, Revelation 3:8 They kept God's Word, Revelation 3:8 They stayed faithful to trials, Revelation 3:9 The Condemnations to the Church The church was faithful, even though they had little strength Besides the church of Smyrna, this church is the only other church without any condemnations mentioned The Challenge to the Church Rescue, Revelation 3:10 Relief, Revelation 3:11 Recognition, Revelation 3:12

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

Bye-Bye Bitterness

2021-07-14T08:45:56-05:00July 11th, 2021|

Date: July 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:14-17    |

Bitterness must be dealt with or it will paralyze our walk with the Lord and hurt our relationships with others. The Root The Seeds of Bitterness Unpleasant experiences Unpleasant feelings Unpleasant reactions The Soil of Bitterness Proud heart The Sprouting of Bitterness The Fruit Resentment Hebrews 12:15 Rebellion Hebrews 12:16-17 Revenge Genesis 27:41 Rejection Hebrews 12:17 Regret Hebrews 12:17 The Boot  - Hebrews 12:14 Pursue Peace Matthew 5:9 Mark 11:25 Ephesians 4:31-32 Pursue Purity Galatians 5:16 What have I become bitter about?  How has it manifested in my life?  What will I do to root out the bitterness?

Being Broken

2021-06-24T09:53:50-05:00June 13th, 2021|

Date: June 13, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 4:3 |

God uses broken things In Salvation In Nature God does not use anything He doesn't first break, but He does not break anything that He doesn't intend to use. How does God use brokenness? To bring revival To make a close relationship To bring repentance To bring a refuge To bring redemption

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
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