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End Times: The Rapture

2021-11-14T20:48:20-06:00August 30th, 2020|

Date: August 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Thesalonians 4:13-18 |

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The Clear Teaching of the Rapture in Scripture The Bible teaches that Christ will come again Christ foretold of it himself - John 14 The angels told the disciples at Christ's ascent - Acts 1 The communion table is a reminder of Christ's coming - 1 Corinthians 11 The Bible teaches that Christ's return is imminent The saints would be removed - Revelations 3 Historically, God removed his people before bringing judgment Noah Rahab Lot The events in the book of Revelations are in chronological order (two parenthetical sections) The Antichrist will not be revealed until the Holy Spirit is gone (Thus believers filled with the Holy Spirit will be gone) The great tribulation

You Can Trouble Him

2021-07-11T18:27:36-05:00August 9th, 2020|

Date: August 9, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Mark 5:21-43 |

Man's extremity is God's opportunity 1. You can trouble Him for your salvation - Matthew 11:28; John 5:37; Revelation 22:17 2. You can trouble Him for your supplications - Mark 10:46-52 3. You can trouble Him for your sufferings - 2 Corinthians 12:8 4. You can trouble Him for your sanctification - Philippians 4:14 5.You can trouble Him for souls - Psalm 126:5

The Urgency of Repentance

2020-08-03T12:24:33-05:00August 2nd, 2020|

Date: August 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 55 |

Definition of repentance: Turning back toward God; Forsaking what is wrong. The urgency of repentance arises from the availability of God - Isaiah 55:6 The urgency of repentance arises from the gravity of sin - Isaiah 55:7 Forsake His way His thoughts His return The urgency of repentance is accomplished through the power  of the Word of God - Isaiah 55:10-11 The urgency of repentance arises from the imminent return of Christ - Isaiah 55:12-13 ; 56:1 A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness, making God's love triumph in the heart.–A. Murray A revival means days of heaven on earth.–D. Martyn Lloyd Jones Revival

The Holy War – Part 4

2020-07-09T19:28:39-05:00June 18th, 2020|

Date: June 18, 2020 ()

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Chapters 1-9 Review Chapter 1: Conspiracy and the Brimstone (the battle plan) Chapter 2: A Summons to Mansoul (getting the leadership's attention) Chapter 3: The First Assault (Diabolus takes the city...or rather...) Chapter 4: Another Administration (alterations to the leadership) Chapter 5: The Politics of Diabolus (Diabolus strengthens his hold) Chapter 6: Diabolus Finds Support in Mansoul (Mansoul readies itself for King Shaddai to come) Chapter 7: Shaddai's Army Approaches: Moment of Confrontation Chapter 8: War: Moment of Decision Chapter 9: Shaddai's Forces Repulsed: Moment of Struggle Tonight's Lesson Chapter 10: Emmanuel Enters the Fray Chapter 11: Negotiations Chapter 12: Surrender and Salvation Chapter 13: Emmanuel's Reception in Mansoul

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

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

Divine Deliverance in Dark Days

2020-05-04T13:07:30-05:00May 3rd, 2020|

Date: May 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 |

Don't despise the little that God gives you - Dave Olson The setting: Times were tough Economically Times were tough Politically Times were tough Spiritually Times were tough Morally The problem She had heartache She lost her husband He was a good man She had hardship She was lonely She was burdened She was confused She had helplessness Her sons were to be taken She had hopelessness She could not pay the debt she owed The petition She didn't say much She cried out to the man of God The provision It is timely It is not always comfortable It is always perfect It is telling It reveals how God likes to work Little has great potential in the hands of God It is teaming God is able God is unlimited

Final Words

2020-04-27T11:00:57-05:00April 26th, 2020|

Date: April 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 2:1-9 |

A Study of “All” In relation to sin: Genesis 2:2-3; Job 34:15; Psalm 9:17; Romans 3:9-12 In relation to salvation: Romans 5:18; 1 Cor. 15:22; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Col. 1:20 “We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” Patrick Henry Keep God first 1 Kings 2:3-4 Take responsibility Be informed Walk obediently Keep guard on your kingdom 1 Kings 2:5-9 Foes Friends Success (from The Ladder of St. Augustine) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We have not wings, we cannot soar;

The Joy of Repentance

2020-06-11T10:41:01-05:00April 23rd, 2020|

Date: April 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12 |

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“You will say that these are very small sins and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the enemy (God). It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to keep the man away from the Light… Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without turnings, without milestones,

The Miracle of the Resurrection

2020-04-13T13:24:00-05:00April 12th, 2020|

Date: April 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 1:1-14 |

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He is Risen, indeed! In the bonds of death, He lay who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen today, Christ hath brought us life again. Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah! - Martin Luther Scriptures on the resurrection: John 6:38-44; John 11:23-26; John 14: 19 Romans 4:19-25; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 1 Corinthians 15:12-23; Ephesians 1:20 Philippians 3:10; Colossians 1:18 The Majestic miracle, John 1:1-4 The Magnificent miracle, John 1:10-14 The Mightiest miracle, John 1:4-5, 14 Damnation was halted Romans 5 & 6 Deity was established Romans 1:4 Death was conquered Romans 8:2, 1 Corinthians 15:20 Heaven is possible 1 Corinthians 15:42-44;

Precious Promises for Troubling Times

2020-03-30T17:27:42-05:00March 29th, 2020|

Date: March 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Peter 1:1-4 |

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Introduction: Times are tough, but Christians still have hope! God’s promises are plentiful, precious, personal, and powerful. Consider some of His precious promises: The Promise of His Presence The Promise of His Provision The Promise of His Power The Promise of His Peace The Promise of His Pardon Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4)

Life in the Pits

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

Date: March 28, 2020 ()

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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)

First Fruits: A Picture of Giving

2020-03-16T14:56:57-05:00March 15th, 2020|

Date: March 15, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 26:1-8 |

Giving Brings Remembrance Past deliverance Present provision God Expects A Return He deserves our best, because He gave us His best When we give, we gain an appreciation for what we have been given Giving Brings Rejoicing It is a binding agreement: God gives back It is only reasonable for us to give

Encouragement for Fearful Times

2022-10-09T11:05:53-05:00March 15th, 2020|

Date: March 15, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Deuteronomy 20 |

Deuteronomy 20 Excerpts from a sermon by C.H. Spurgeon preached in 1870: “And then, my brethren, if fear finds food within, it also very readily finds food without. Sometimes it is poverty, sometimes sickness, sometimes the recollection of the past, and quite as often dread of the future. Even those who have faith in God may occasionally be weak enough to fear and be dismayed about common circumstances to which they ought to be indifferent, or over which they ought by faith to exult. Desponding people can find reason for fear where no fear is.” I. The causes of fear Outward circumstances Inward

Jesus: An Introduction

2020-01-29T16:25:36-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Date: January 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-4 |

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The more we see how amazing God is, the less we are impressed with ourselves. -Evangelist Paul Schwanke God gives an introduction to His son in the first few verses of Hebrews When Christ speaks, He declares the word of God (John 1:1) Heir of all things He made the worlds The brightness of His glory (not just a reflection) The express image of His person (character, Deity) Upholds all things by the word of His power By himself purged our sins The problem: Sin The bigger problem: Sins The even bigger problem: They are our sins They need to be purged It is in the past tense - the work has already been

A More Sure Word

2020-01-28T15:38:01-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Date: January 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25 |

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Ways the Bible is a more sure word of prophesy It is a powerful book - 1 Peter 1:23 The Bible tells us how we can know we're saved Search the Scriptures to find eternal life - John 5:39 It is a pure book - Matthew 24:35 The Bible is the incorruptible Word of God By the incorruptible Word of God, we find our assurance of salvation It is a perfect book - Hebrews 4:12 The Bible is alive The Bible is written and inspired by Almighty God It is an eternal book - 1 Peter 1:23 This book lives and abides forever Regardless of the world, this is the one thing that

A Broken Heart

2020-01-27T16:55:45-06:00January 26th, 2020|

Date: January 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 51:1-4 |

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Until there is a broken heart, we will not get right with God. -Evangelist Paul Schwanke Introduction David Sinned David played the hypocrite David Repented The song returned to David's heart How to deal with sin See the sin from God's point of view We have to know what God does not want We have to know what God does want

Behold, A Woman in the City

2020-01-27T16:00:50-06:00January 26th, 2020|

Date: January 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 7:37 |

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Luke 7:37 Religion says, "She IS a sinner."  Christ says, "She WAS a sinner." -Evangelist Paul Schwanke Who was this woman? She was a Big Sinner She was a Famous Sinner She WAS a Sinner What did she do? She anointed Christ's Feet She wept She let her hair down She touched Jesus She taught us to stand up for Jesus Christ His Name His Fame His Honor What was Christ's Message? 50 Pence Sinners vs the 500 Pence sinner They both get saved the same way The both die and go to Hell  

Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You

2019-12-29T12:05:05-06:00December 29th, 2019|

Date: December 29, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 3:16 |

Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Colossians 3:16 It is not the book that is to be altered, rather our hearts need altered by the Book!” - CH Spurgeon I. Some things to seek after      A. Look heavenly B. Look eternally II. Some things to remove III. Some things to add      A. What to add? B. How to add?                 1. Allow the Word of God to take residence What does dwell mean? Habitate                2. Allow the Word of God to have abundance What does richly mean? Lavishly      C. The difference adding makes                1. When God’s Word dwells in you, it

Is Christ your LORD?

2020-04-12T11:56:40-05:00December 22nd, 2019|

Date: December 22, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 2:8-11 |

Is Christ your LORD? -Luke 2:8-11 What does Christ being LORD mean?     A. It should be evident            1. You go to Him in Prayer            2. You follow His example     B. He is Worthy            1. Of Praise            2. Of Worship            3. Of Service

The Redemption of Ruth

2019-12-17T13:16:37-06:00December 12th, 2019|

Date: December 12, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 4:4-5; Ruth 3 |

Lessons from Ruth's redemption The Approach to Redemption She had to go to the threshingfloor To the right one Required action Had to come herself Mom couldn't go for her She understood her place (came humbly) The Appeal of Redemption His job was well done Total reliance The Answer of Redemption She had worries, no right to ask He had no hesitance, gave an immediate answer He had already decided.  Salvation is already decided.  We ask, the answer is yes! The Act of Redemption Boaz first had to satisfy the requirements of the law To purchase salvation, somebody had to die. Christ came at Christmas to pay that price for us! It was a one-sided work Boaz had to

Christian Maturity

2021-07-11T18:27:38-05:00November 10th, 2019|

Date: November 10, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 5-6 |

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Bible Text: Hebrews 5-6 | Preacher: Steve Damron | How to avoid maturity Drifting from the Word (Hebrews 2:1-3) Doubting the Word (Hebrews 3:7-4:13) Dullness to the Word (Hebrews 5:11-14) How to gain maturity Learn to listen (Hebrews 5:11) Learn to share (Hebrews 5:12) Learn of Christ's heavenly ministry (Hebrews 5:12-13) Learn to exercise (Hebrews 5:14; 1 Timothy 4:5-6) How to maintain maturity Let’s first address the problem in this passage. This passage is not teaching that we can lose our salvation. Problem 1: A professor vs. a possessor, Nowhere does the Bible teach one cannot be saved

The High Priesthood of Christ: A Better Way!

2019-11-18T13:19:16-06:00November 3rd, 2019|

Date: November 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 5-9 |

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Hebrews 5-9 Better is not always necessary because we can learn to be content. However, when it comes to your salvation and your spiritual walk with the Lord, don’t settle for the less—get the better! Christ is better. The Faults with the Levitical Priesthood The Amount of priests (Hebrews 7:23-24) The Duration (Hebrews 9:12) The Frequency (Hebrews 10:11-12) The Fallibility (Hebrews 7:26-27) Why Melchisedec? Who is Melchisedec? The Greatness of Christ’s Priesthood Only One Priest An Eternal Order Only One Sacrifice Superiorly Qualified Sinless Offered His Own Self

The Priesthood of the Believer

2019-11-18T13:19:16-06:00October 27th, 2019|

Date: October 27, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 4:14-16 |

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The Priesthood of the Believer Studies in Hebrews “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 “Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 What is A Priest? The Old Testament idea The false theory The New Testament idea How Do I Become A Priest? The qualification of a priest: Be born again The extent of the office of a priest:

That Day

2019-10-14T12:58:02-05:00October 13th, 2019|

Date: October 13, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 2:9-11 |

Seven Practical Thoughts for "That Day" Feed your faith, not your flesh Prove God's promises Associate with Godly, tried men and women Free yourself from the desire to please men Remember that our faith is built through times of trouble A person that wants great faith must exercise the faith he has Commune with Christ

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 |

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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

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

What the Bible Says About Fear

2019-11-13T08:48:38-06:00September 22nd, 2019|

Date: September 22, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 9:1-2 |

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What the Bible says about Fear 5-year old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother was preparing supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone. "It’s dark in there and I’m scared." She asked again, and he persisted. Finally she said, "It’s OK--Jesus will be in there with you." Johnny walked hesitantly to the door and barely opened it very slowly. He peeked inside, saw it was dark, and started to leave when all at once he had an idea. He said: "Jesus, if

How Satan Hinders the Christian

2019-09-20T08:47:15-05:00September 19th, 2019|

Date: September 19, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 5:8 |

How Satan Hinders the Christian Introduction Some would say, “I have never seen the devil.” You have never seen George Washington, and you never met anyone who did; however, you accept the witness of history. The same history offers evidence of the existence of God and once you accept God’s existence then you must believe the devil is real. But who is the devil? Where did he come from, what does he do, and what is his future? I believe that sometimes we forget how evil Satan is.   Deceitful II Cor. 11:14; Eph. 6:11 Destructive Job 1:9; Job 2:4 Presumptuous Job 1:6; Matt. 4:5-6 Powerful

What the Bible has to Say about Tomorrow

2019-09-17T07:29:50-05:00September 15th, 2019|

Date: September 15, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 27:1, James 4:13 |

What the Bible has to Say about Tomorrow Introduction: We will consider a few thoughts this morning regarding tomorrow. The Bible talks about “tomorrow” or “the morrow” over 100x. Here are a few verses to consider as we begin. Proverbs 27:1 - Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. James 4:13 - Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:   Is tomorrow guaranteed in this life? Is tomorrow an unknown in the next life? Is today important

Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples

2019-09-11T11:22:46-05:00July 14th, 2019|

Date: July 14, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 22:24-25;31-32 |

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Satan's Desires The Destruction of Souls Cause the Saint to Fail Peter's Conversion to convert or come again Repent of Pride Repent of Betrayal Christ's Intercessory Prayer It's Personal It's Present Tense It's Specific   All right. Two passages tonight, Luke chapter 22 and that will be kind of our text passage, but we are also going to reference Ephesians 6. We will start at Ephesians 6 and then go to Luke chapter 22, because we are looking at the prayer life of Christ. And in Luke 22 is a prayer, it is a very important one, but I think something that kind of is a good intro is Ephesians 6.

Justification By Faith

2019-07-12T21:41:45-05:00May 20th, 2019|

Date: May 19, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Romans 5:1 |

Wrath of God upon us (Romans 1:18) We are inexcusable before God (Romans 2:1) How to be right with God Salvation by faith gives: (Romans 5:1-2) Peace with God Opens grace to us (God's riches at Christ's expense) Hope (there is no doubt in Christ) Salvation is through Christ Christ died for sinners Justification for believers (Romans 5:9)
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