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Foundational Principles for Life

2022-04-14T19:47:21-05:00April 10th, 2022|

Date: April 10, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Peter 1:3-4 |

Bad perspectives for decisions in life: Parents (NOT doing it their way) Self Pragmatism Pleasure Ownership Principles for life Creation/Purpose principle - He is God, I am not Redemption principle - God bought you, he gets to tell you what to do (1 Corinthians 6:20) Dwelling principle - my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) Motivation Principles Communion principle - God wants fellowship with me, so I want it with Him (James 4:8) Love principle (John 14:15) Pleasing Principle (2 Timothy 2:4)

Hold Such in Reputation

2022-03-27T17:48:22-05:00March 27th, 2022|

Date: March 27, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Philippians 2:29 |

Who are your heroes? What should one look for in a hero? A good example: Epaphroditus Who is Epaphroditus? Named after a pagan god Turned to Christ Qualities Sacrificial (left his home to carry a gift) Brotherly (now a brother in Christ) Companion in labor Fellow Soldier Messenger (Faithful to his job) Minister Sickness (Received God's Mercy) Risked his life and reputation to help people

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

7 Steps to Be a Warrior

2019-11-11T09:50:34-06:00November 7th, 2019|

Date: November 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 1-10 |

Series:

You can't control your youth group, but you can control you! Start a Strength Program (Joshua 1:7) Get in God's word daily Study the Enemy (Joshua 2:1) Sanctify your life (Joshua 3:5) Learn how to fight God's way Keep the world at arm's length Cut out: Cut out pop culture Cut out the desire to fit in Cut out mediocrity Pathway Set yourself Apart Follow the Spirit's leading Set up Altars Submit to Your Commander (Joshua 5:13-15) Stay clear of Sin (Joshua 6-7) Starts with an obedient heart Never Sell Out to the Enemy (Joshua 9) A little sin is not worth it Stay Steadfast in the Fight (Joshua 10)

Basic Training for Service

2021-07-19T15:13:26-05:00November 6th, 2019|

Date: November 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Exouds 3-4 |

Series:

Be careful of "Take my life " Take your shoes off (Exodus 3:2-5) Humility Take thought in the house of God Hide your face (Exodus 3:6) Holiness Respect God and the authority He has placed in your life (Romans 3:18) Throw down your rod (Exodus 4:1-4) Help from God Give God control of your life Hide your hands (Exodus 4:6-7) God's immediate help Leprosy was only curable by God Quit making excuses (Exodus 4:10-17)

The Attitude of Stewardship

2021-02-19T16:23:53-06:00August 8th, 2019|

Date: August 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 30:18-26 |

What is a Steward? Lessons from David & Ziklag Why? (1 Samuel 30:22-23) How much are you willing to give to God? We have all that we have because God gave it to us (1 Samuel 30:23; James 1:17) God has given us good things, they are a blessing (Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 2:12) Sorrow is associated with the things we "grab" We have all that we have because God has not taken it away (1 Samuel 15:28; 2 Samuel 23:15-17) We have all that we have because that's how God gets his work done God's plans are more important than our plans When we give what we

The Marathon Race of the Christian Life

2019-04-27T23:29:43-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Date: April 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:1-3 |

Series:

How to run the race of the Christian Life Motivation Martyrs who have gone before us Preparation Lay aside the weights (Matthew 6:33) Get up Minimize wasted time Have a hobby that you can serve the Lord with Lay aside sin My business is not to please the flesh, but to please the Lord Sin gets us sidetracked & we are good at rationalizing it Participation Patience Patient endurance Have good friends who encourage you Young people need to be careful who they marry Jump in Don't quit We need people to pass the baton to  
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