Getting Our Pastor Some Water

2021-06-29T21:55:12-05:00June 27th, 2021|

Date: June 27, 2021

Bible Text: 1 Chronicles 11:15-19 |

Disposition of the pastor Pastors are at war Pastors get weary Desires of the pastor Desire for a warrior Desire for water Desire of the well Dedication of the mighty men They were close to hear his heart They were concerned about him They were combative Display of the man of God There is a pouring There is a production There is a pleasing        

Four Tips for Developing Convictions in Young People

2021-04-22T19:31:43-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Titus 2:11-12 |

Series:

Help them to understand Biblical principles 1 John 2:15-17, Romans 12:2, Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:29; 12:28 Separation is a Biblical concept Separation has never been popular Have Biblical Convictions Children will gravitate to the parent with the least/lower convictions You cannot lead where you have not already gone yourself Teach your children Biblical Convictions Not just things you can or can't do Love+Discipline, Grace and Truth work together Be Consistent Inconsistency breeds rebellion Teach convictions, and be consistent in your actions as well

Lessons on Separation – Additional Study

2020-06-16T11:28:02-05:00June 14th, 2020|

Date: June 14, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ezra 9 |

I would like to expand on a couple of points that we stressed last week in the area of separation. Our text passage last week in Ezra 9 and 10 dealt with the concept of separation for the nation of Israel. They were God’s chosen people, and in Exodus 34 and Leviticus 7, they were given very specific instructions about intermarriage with heathen nations. There are three Scriptural distinctions that I would like to expand upon in this area of separation. I believe this will help you in your study of Scripture. You must then define the

Lessons on Separation

2020-06-09T11:13:48-05:00June 7th, 2020|

Date: June 7, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Ezra 9-10 |

Ezra 9-10 “Christians can never sin cheaply; they pay a heavy price for iniquity. Transgression destroys peace of mind, obscures fellowship with Jesus, hinders prayer, brings darkness over the soul; therefore be not the serf and bondman of sin.”-CH Spurgeon The purpose of separation Key Verse: “He shall separate himself from...unto the Lord” (Numbers 6:1-12) Not: Because they were a superior people - Deuteronomy 7:6-8; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 To live in a communal lifestyle - John 17:14-16; 1 Corinthians 5:9-10 It was to help them: Avoid false worship - 1 Peter 1:15-16; Philippians 2:15 Avoid worldly tendencies - 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2 3.Identify as God's

The Joy of Repentance

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

Date: April 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12 |

Series:

“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,

Does God Care How I Act?

2020-02-03T14:05:00-06:00February 2nd, 2020|

Date: February 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 23:20-33, Exodus 34 |

Exodus 23:20-33 Exodus 34:1-35 God cares about who you worship and serve Exodus 23:24,25,32 Exodus 34:14-15, 17 God cares about who you associate with Exodus 23:32-33 Exodus 34: 12-13 God promises blessings on those who obey His Word God promised to bring Israel into the promised land. God promised to wipe out Israel’s enemies. God promised to provide Israel with food and water. God’s future promises to the believer. Conclusion Exodus 23:29-30 The Christian life is a daily work for the believer. “The Christian life is very much like climbing a hill of ice. You cannot slide up. You

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

Developing an Immunity to Society

2019-08-11T18:08:55-05:00August 11th, 2019|

Date: August 11, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 17: 9-17 |

Observations Evil is the ways of the Devil There is evil in this world Join the world or they will hate you We must keep ourselves from the evil of this world How do we keep the world's influence out We must have a proper view of sin We must have a proper view of eternity We must have a proper view of the Scriptures

Live Like the Gospel

2019-07-22T16:27:26-05:00June 2nd, 2019|

Date: June 2, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 1:27-30 |

 Introduction The saints at Philippi Lydia The demoniac girl The jailer The care of Paul by the Philippians A Citizen of the Gospel will follow the author of the Gospel (Philippians 2:5-9) Christ humbled himself, then was exalted To be saved, we must turn from self The Gospel Pure, Holy, Faithful, Gracious, Merciful, Forgiving How to live like the Gospel Stand firm in one spirit A defensive position, not letting anything through Unified against evil Strive with one mind An active, aggressive strategy to accomplish something together A team with a goal who works hard together Teammates cannot argue if they want to win There is an objective - more than just
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