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Going To The Lord

2020-09-22T13:27:51-05:00September 20th, 2020|

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Habakkuk 2:2-4; 18-20; 3:1-16 |

Studies in the book of Habakkuk In order to grow in grace, we must be much alone. It is not in society that the soul grows most vigorously. In one single quiet hour of prayer it will often make more progress than in days of company with others. It is in the desert that the dew falls freshest and the air is purest.—Andew Bonar. Introduction: Chapter 1: Habakkuk’s problem Chapter 2: God’s answer Chapter 3: Habakkuk’s praise Outline: Learn to live by faith, 2:2-4 Faith is a trust in a God that is Sovereign Faith is a trust in a God that can Supply Learn to fear

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

Sinking in the Mire

2020-08-18T15:48:10-05:00August 16th, 2020|

Date: August 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 38 |

Sinking in the Mire Jeremiah 38 Opening thought: The prophet Jeremiah had been obedient to the call of God upon his life. He had been faithful to preach the message that God wanted him to preach and now Jeremiah finds himself standing in the bottom of a pit looking up at the blue sky overhead wondering where he had gone wrong. Have you ever been there? The bottom of a pit, looking up, sinking in mire wondering how your world had fallen out from beneath you? I. A study of the word "mire" Mire, 8 Clay, 3 Dirt, 2 The slough of despond II. The sources

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 6

2020-08-02T14:57:51-05:00July 30th, 2020|

Date: July 30, 2020 ()

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Series:

Chapters 1-17 Review Chapter 1: Conspiracy Amid 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) Chapter 10: Emmanuel Enters the Fray Chapter 11: Negotiations Chapter 12: Surrender and Salvation Chapter 13: Emmanuel's Reception in Mansoul Chapter 14: Trial of the Diabolonians Chapter 15: The

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

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

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
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