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It is Well

2022-12-12T10:21:33-06:00December 8th, 2022|

Date: December 8, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 4:8-26 |

Why was it well for the Shunammite woman? She was a believer - 2 Kings 4:9 She could say "it is well" because she was careful - 2 Kings 4:13 She was content - 2 Kings 4:13

Until

2022-11-05T17:38:43-05:00October 30th, 2022|

Date: October 30, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 73 |

Asaph's recognition that God is good Asaph's reality Asaph's revival

Prayer

2022-10-23T10:21:14-05:00October 16th, 2022|

Date: October 16, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Luke 3:22 |

An Entrance - The Heavens were opened Private prayer Public prayer Humbly Intensely An Enduement - The Holy Spirit descended A Blessed Endorsement - Fatherly affirmation

Lord, Save Me!

2022-10-16T08:34:25-05:00October 2nd, 2022|

Date: October 2, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 14:22-33 |

The providence of Jesus The prayers of Jesus The purpose of Jesus The presence of Jesus The peace Jesus brings The provision of Jesus

Landing On The Right Side

2022-07-18T14:11:57-05:00July 17th, 2022|

Date: July 17, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 24:15 |

A study of Joshua, who was resolved to serve God, often being in the minority. Five Times Joshua landed on the right side of a problem. The golden calf (Exodus 32) Report of the 12 spies (Number 13) Jericho's peculiar battle plan (Joshua 6) Judgment of Sin - Achan (Joshua 7) Gibeonite league - Accepting personal responsibility for his faults (Joshua 9)

Dare to be Different

2022-05-05T21:46:07-05:00May 5th, 2022|

Date: May 5, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:3 |

Dare to not allow the world to change you! A Study of Daniel The Refinement of the Hebrew children Diet Education The Recognition of the king's dream The Repudiation of the king's idol Thoughts The Expectation that we be different Please God with all we do Do not fear anyone but God You can't please everybody, stop trying!

Ruling Your Emotions

2022-02-27T14:41:47-06:00February 20th, 2022|

Date: February 20, 2022 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 |

Introduction Two types of emotions Harmful Healthy You will either rule your emotions or be ruled by them. How to keep your eyes on the Lord Turn on some good, spiritual music Get in the Word of God Conquer harmful emotions "I'm hurt" "I'm broken" "I'm confused" "I'm afraid" "I'm sad" "I'm discouraged" "I'm angry" "I'm bitter" "I'm tired" "I'm suspicious" Cultivate helpful emotions "I'm grateful" "I'm hopeful" "I'm happy" "I'm trusting"      

The Great Commitment to the Great Commission

2022-01-31T16:47:40-06:00January 30th, 2022|

Date: January 30, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 28:16-20 |

The Place of Missions - always the local NT biblical church The Person of Missions - Jesus The Power of Missions - the power of God The Program of Missions - everyone is commanded The Promise of Missions - God is with us The Perpetuity of Missions - even unto the end

Dealing with Discouragement Biblically

2021-10-26T20:04:38-05:00October 24th, 2021|

Date: October 24, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Psalm 42:5-11 |

How to Defeat Discouragement for Good Don't let your heart be ruled by what you see and what you hear - Psalm 27:7 Cry out to the Lord in prayer - Psalm 18:6, Philippians 4:6-7 Redirect your attention to God - Colossians 3:1-2 Three Things to Remember about God Remember God's goodness to you in the past - Jeremiah 17:7-8 Remember the Lord is with you - Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5 Remember the Lord's promise for the future - Psalm 16:11, Romans 8:18  

He Hath Sent Me

2021-09-28T19:07:26-05:00September 26th, 2021|

Date: September 26, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Luke 4 |

Christ's Commission Go to the bankrupt (poor) Go to the broken-hearted Go to the burdened Go to the bruised Go to the bound Christ's Credentials Christ was bankrupt for us Christ was broken for us Christ was burdened for us Christ was bruised for us Christ was bound for us  

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

The Spirit-Filled Home

2021-04-20T13:18:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Galatians 5:13-26 |

Series:

What the parents do in moderation, the kids often do in excess. The Old Nature The Conflicts of the old nature Galatians 5:15 The Work of the old nature Sexual sins Galatians 5:19 Spiritually bankrupt Galatians 5:20 Sins of the flesh Galatians 5:20-21 The Character of the old nature Galatians 5:24 The New Nature The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23 Put on the new man Ephesians 4:22-23

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

Practical Praying

2020-12-29T13:58:05-06:00December 27th, 2020|

Date: December 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: James 1:1-8 |

Introduction: It’s one thing to know principles about prayer and another thing to put those principles into practice.Let’s discover how prayer can work in daily life. Tribulation Trouble precedes prayer.  - James 1:2,5 Trouble produces patience.  - James 1:3 Trouble promotes perfection.  - James 1:4 Invitation  - James 1:5 Affirmation  - James 1:5 Stipulation - James 1:5-8 We must ask. - James 1:5 We must ask in faith. - James 1:6 We must not waver. - James 1:6-7 We must avoid sin. - James 1:8 Compensation  - James 1:5 “When trust is perfect and there is no doubt, prayer is simply the outstretched hand ready to receive. - E.M. Bounds  “When

Warnings for God’s Church During Perilous Times

2021-07-11T18:27:35-05:00November 29th, 2020|

Date: November 29, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 |

These days are perilous times What areas in your Christian life are wavering? Are you holding fast in God's word? We can trust in Christ's comfort Are you established in your ways? Are you being the Light and Salt of the world? No intercession, no intervention Pray for God's Word to be protected For God's work to bear fruit No travail, no trial

Hell is Growing

2020-11-03T13:14:58-06:00November 1st, 2020|

Date: November 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 5:8-16 |

Why is Hell Growing? The addition of wicked souls Because hell never anticipates an end The inability to keep people from going there Because many people do not take hell seriously Hell's population is not discriminating against who enters It's getting larger because it needs room to expand

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

Facing the Day of Trouble

2020-07-28T14:53:42-05:00July 26th, 2020|

Date: July 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 36, 37 |

Judah was threatened by the powerful Assyrian army. King Hezekiah was a godly man who handled the day of trouble wisely. As a result, Judah was delivered. We, too, are facing troubling days. Consider some lessons from Hezekiah’s life that will help us. Right Reaction Hush - Isaiah 36:13-15, 18-21 Quiet your soul Heartache - Isaiah 37:1 Don't default to depression Humility- Isaiah 37:2 Don't be afraid to look "weak" Heed  - Isaiah 37:3 Don't over-react Hope - Isaiah 37:4 Don't live in fear Passionate Prayer Start with Praise  - Isaiah 37:16 Realize that God is bigger than your problems State the Problem  - Isaiah 37:14, 17-19 Take time to cast your care on Him Specify the Petition 

Religious Freedom Pt. 2

2020-07-07T13:59:57-05:00July 5th, 2020|

Date: July 5, 2020 ()

Bible Text: |

The Foundation of Religious Freedom The most frequently used passages Parable of the tares, Matthew 13:24-30 Rich young ruler, Matthew 19:16-30 Three basic principles of religious freedom The nature of God The nature of humanity The nature of faith Historic Baptists and their understanding of religious freedom John Freeman 2 important men in English history – John Smyth / Thomas Helwys American Baptists 1600’s – Roger Williams, John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes 1700’s – Isaac Backus, John Leland The Meaning of Religious Freedom We believe in religious liberty not just religious toleration. We believe that religious liberty is for all not just a select few. We believe in separation of church and state and not accommodation of church with

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
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