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

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

The High Price of Sin (Part 1)

2020-04-20T11:20:41-05:00April 19th, 2020|

Date: April 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 11:27 |

Are You Displeasing God? Part 2 - PM Service “Who would have thought to find adultery in David and drunkenness in Noah and cursing in Job? If God leaves a man to himself, how suddenly and scandalously may sin break forth in the holiest man on the earth! I say unto all, “Watch!” A wandering heart needs a watchful eye.” – Thomas Watson The contributors to sin The lifting up of pride 2 Samuel 11:1 Oh, be careful of the awful sin of pride. Scriptural references on pride: Deut. 8:11-14; Deut. 8:17-20; Ps. 52:7; Ps. 73:6-9; Prov. 6:16-17; Prov. 8:13; Prov. 16:5; Prov.

Gideon’s Final Days

2021-07-11T18:27:37-05:00April 2nd, 2020|

Date: April 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Judges 8 |

Judges 8 Introduction: On September 29, 1938, Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy met together and signed the Munich Pact which granted Adolf Hitler the northern part of Czechoslovakia. It was a complete betrayal by some of the leaders of these countries who had made promises to protect and help Czechoslovakia. Neville Chamberlain flew home after this momentous signing and proclaimed to his people that they now had a historic peace in our time, peace with honor. There however was one man not fooled, Winston Churchill who arose in the House of Commons and spoke these prophetic words: “Britain and France
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