The Church of Philadelphia

2021-09-01T17:40:27-05:00August 29th, 2021|

Date: August 29, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 2-3 |

Series:

The Seven Churches of Asia The Church of Philadelphia The Chronology of the Church They were a church of survivors This church is not mentioned anywhere else in Scripture One of the longest lasting churches of Asia The Commendations to the Church They took advantage of the open doors of service, Revelation 3:8 They kept God's Word, Revelation 3:8 They stayed faithful to trials, Revelation 3:9 The Condemnations to the Church The church was faithful, even though they had little strength Besides the church of Smyrna, this church is the only other church without any condemnations mentioned The Challenge to the Church Rescue, Revelation 3:10 Relief, Revelation 3:11 Recognition, Revelation 3:12

What Are You Looking For?

2021-06-29T17:02:07-05:00June 27th, 2021|

Date: June 27, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 105:1-4    |

Introduction –We tend to think change will bring us happiness.  However, nothing this world can offer can bring lasting satisfaction.  Consider three things that the Lord tells us to seek. Seek the Person of God He is Our Redeemer We are purchased by His blood - Revelation 5:9 We are rescued from our sin - Galatians 3:13, Acts 4:12 He is Our Rock God provides stability God provides security He is Our Revenger - Romans 12:17-21 He is Our Rewarder - Hebrews 11:6 Seek the Power of God Spiritual Strength - Philippians 4:13 Physical Strength - Isaiah 40:31 Emotional Strength - Matthew 11:28-29 Seek the Perspective of God Gladness - Psalm 21:6 Stability - Psalm 30:7 Deliverance -

Helps for a Godly Marriage

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 |

Series:

Intro: Benefits of Companionship Work with one another Ecclesiastes 4:9 Example: Priscilla and Aquila Productivity increases when a husband and wife work together Lift up one another Ecclesiastes 4:10 Stir up one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Comfort one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Stand with and for one another Ecclesiastes 4:12 Worship with one another Ecclesiastes 4:12

The Wonder of the Cross

2020-10-20T14:49:30-05:00October 18th, 2020|

Date: October 18, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Mark 15 |

The Wonder of the Cross Mark 15 Thought: Before Christ, the cross was despised. It was a symbol of the worse kind of cruelty and barbarity imaginable. The purpose of the cross was to execute criminals in the most hideous means, producing the greatest amount of pain and agony over an extended time. But, after Christ’s death on the cross, this despised symbol became a representation of unconditional love. It came to signify sacrifice and forgiveness representing the whole Christian faith. It went from an article of shame and reproach to pride and praise among the faithful.   The

Ingredients for Perfect Peace

2020-08-03T09:13:16-05:00August 3rd, 2020|

Date: August 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 26:3-4 |

A study of Isaiah 24-26 Opening thoughts: In our text this evening, we find that God promises peace. We can have peace not just by getting away from our phone, irritating circumstances, etc… Is it possible to be at peace during turmoil and stress? Answer the following questions? Here are the four possible responses: Never, seldom, frequently or constantly. 1. How often do you worry? 2. How often are you at peace with others? 3. How often do you remain peaceful in times of trouble? I. Trust in God’s care II. Trust in God’s purpose How do we gain God’s purpose? A. Our mind

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

Discerning Root Issues of Sinful Problems

2019-12-03T13:09:33-06:00December 1st, 2019|

Date: December 1, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 17:9 |

The necessity of man's sinful being People need purity People need hope People need a plan People need Jesus Where is the source of man's problems? The problem of our problems in life - the heart The problem of wrong outward actions - sinful inward actions The root problems of the heart Man's unbelief - not fully trusting God Man's love for himself - self pity, self ambitions Man's pride
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