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Why Christian School is Important

2023-01-17T11:47:40-06:00January 12th, 2023|

Date: January 12, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 1:7 |

Three thoughts on its importance: The Christian school is a significant discipleship program for the church The Christian school is important because it is based on Christian principles Proverbs 1:7 Proverbs 9:10 Psalms 119:130 Our society needs the salt and light of Christianity and the Christian school should play a role in this process

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

Why Did He Do It?

2021-11-11T21:20:53-06:00November 11th, 2021|

Date: November 11, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 5:1-8 |

Series:

Somebody died for you to save you from your sins - Romans 5:8 Somebody died for you to save you from yourself - 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 Somebody died for you so you could have a story to tell - Romans 1:16; Ephesians 3:8 The fastest growing religion in America is the new religion of self-worship

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.

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?

High Places in the Family

2021-04-22T22:48:38-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

Series:

The Reason for the high places High Places:  Compromises made to satisfy others Solomon compromised to satisfied his family 1 Kings 11:5-8 They cause us to ride "the fence" 1 Kings 11:6 High Places: Choices where we make the statement "I will worship and serve the Lord on my terms" 1 Kings 12:28-32 "Worship is revealed by whatever touches your life and makes you upset." Entertainment Satisfaction of self High places: Counterparts of secret sin 2 Kings 17:9 The Retaining of the high places Someone must take courage to remove the high places.  If not, they will be passed down. 2 Kings 17:41 Just as the kings passed them from

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

The Blessing of Brokenness

2022-10-09T11:05:53-05:00November 12th, 2020|

Date: November 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 51:16-19 |

Series:

What is brokenness? What it is not Being gloomy Being self-focused Going through a severe trial Just an emotional experience What it is The right view of one's sin - Psalms 51:1-4 The right view of the Savior - Isaiah 6:1-5 Quick to confess - 1 John 1:9 Repentance of one's stubborn will - Psalms 51:5-14 Coming to the end of one's self - 1 Samuel 15:17-23 Absolute surrender to God A return to God's presence - Psalms 34:8-18; 51:1-17

My Soul Failed When He Spake

2020-09-15T21:06:40-05:00September 15th, 2020|

Date: September 3, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Song of Solomon 4:16-5:16 |

A note about I Corinthians 13:3 We should be a cheerful giver (How to give) We should be a commanded giver (What to give) We should be a consistent giver (Why we give, because we love Him) Some notes about the Song of Solomon The Beloved is the Lord My Beloved is the church The daughters of Jerusalem is the world The King is the devil (wants to steal our love) The Mother's sons are the Jews Song of Solomon 5:6 Why did her soul fail? She was semi-conscious When He speaks, listen! She was complacent 5:3 She was in her comfort zone and didn't want to move. She was careless 5:3 She was too self-concerned 5:4 She stopped

Complaining and Criticizing

2020-04-03T10:41:42-05:00February 23rd, 2020|

Date: February 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Numbers |

Series:

The Numbers Problem The complaining and critical spirit in the book of Numbers is instructive to you and me today. It shows how it can manifest itself and what God thinks of these attitudes and actions. Verses to Consider in Exodus and Numbers: Exodus 5:15-18 Exodus 14:10-13 Exodus 15:24 Exodus 16:2 Exodus 17:3 Numbers 14:27 Numbers 16:11 Numbers 17:5 The preview The reasons we complain We don't appreciate our provision We don't like our circumstances The reasons we criticize We don't like our station in life We want more prestige The problem God’s attitude God’s actions Man’s reactions Complainers stop hearing the voice of the Lord Complainers stop seeing the blessing of the

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 Problem of Pride

2019-07-21T13:06:09-05:00July 21st, 2019|

Date: July 21, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 6:16-19 |

The properties of pride (What Pride Is) Self-promoting (puts others down) Self-protecting (makes excuses) Self-pleasing (wanting things that aren't ours to have) Self-preferring (2 Timothy 3:2, Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3) Self-parading (1 John 2:16) Self-persuading Self-pitying The products of pride (What Pride Produces) Derision Deceit Division Damage Defiance The Perils of pride (What Pride Brings) Downfall Denial (James 4:6) Dejection Destruction (Proverbs 15:25) The Prescription for pride (How to Overcome) Be Honest (1 Corinthians 4:7) Be Humble
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