High Places in the Family

2021-04-22T22:48:38-05:00April 22nd, 2021|

Date: April 22, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:3 |

Series:

The Reason for the high places High Places:  Compromises made to satisfy others Solomon compromised to satisfied his family 1 Kings 11:5-8 They cause us to ride "the fence" 1 Kings 11:6 High Places: Choices where we make the statement "I will worship and serve the Lord on my terms" 1 Kings 12:28-32 "Worship is revealed by whatever touches your life and makes you upset." Entertainment Satisfaction of self High places: Counterparts of secret sin 2 Kings 17:9 The Retaining of the high places Someone must take courage to remove the high places.  If not, they will be passed down. 2 Kings 17:41 Just as the kings passed them from

You Can Miss It!

2020-12-21T21:41:20-06:00December 20th, 2020|

Date: December 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:4-7 |

No Room in the Inn Have you ever had anyone give you directions and then add the words, “You can’t miss it!”? How many of us have heard those words only to completely miss it? It is possible to miss something, even with it right in front of you! Did you know most people miss Christmas every year? That may sound like a ridiculous statement, particularly in America, where holiday advertisements bombard us starting right after Labor Day. Yet many folks who participate in Christmas celebrations are oblivious to the true reality of what it is they are celebrating. They

The Lord’s Day is Holy

2020-08-18T16:36:37-05:00August 16th, 2020|

Date: August 16, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Jeremiah 17 |

A study of Jeremiah 17   Opening thoughts: It’s a pattern. It’s not only a pattern here at Fairhaven Baptist Church, it’s pretty much a pattern in churches everywhere in the United States and around the world. It has been the time-honored traditional pattern, and it goes back, and back, and back, and back, and back, and all the way back to the New Testament time. The people of God, the believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, have worshiped on Sunday. I have been a lot of places in the globe in my lifetime and I have seen this practiced. Let me list

There is None Else

2020-04-28T11:11:06-05:00April 26th, 2020|

Date: April 26, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Kings 8:12-54 |

“Huge as this universe is, God has complete power over it, as you have over the ball which you toss in your hand.” – C. H. Spurgeon God is worthy of our worship 1 Kings 8:12-54 This entails prayer, 1 Kings 8:28-29, 45 This involves confession, 1 Kings 8:33,35 This involves obedience, 1 Kings 8:36 This requires time God is worthy of our praise 1 Kings 8:55-56 God is worthy of our devotion 1 Kings 8:57-61 Starts with the heart, 1 Kings 8:58 Continues with prayer, 1 Kings 8:59 Shown by our walk, 1 Kings 8:61 How big is God! How big and wide His vast domain! To try to tell these lips

Does God Care How I Act?

2020-02-03T14:05:00-06:00February 2nd, 2020|

Date: February 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 23:20-33, Exodus 34 |

Exodus 23:20-33 Exodus 34:1-35 God cares about who you worship and serve Exodus 23:24,25,32 Exodus 34:14-15, 17 God cares about who you associate with Exodus 23:32-33 Exodus 34: 12-13 God promises blessings on those who obey His Word God promised to bring Israel into the promised land. God promised to wipe out Israel’s enemies. God promised to provide Israel with food and water. God’s future promises to the believer. Conclusion Exodus 23:29-30 The Christian life is a daily work for the believer. “The Christian life is very much like climbing a hill of ice. You cannot slide up. You

Jesus: An Introduction

2020-01-29T16:25:36-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Date: January 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-4 |

Series:

The more we see how amazing God is, the less we are impressed with ourselves. -Evangelist Paul Schwanke God gives an introduction to His son in the first few verses of Hebrews When Christ speaks, He declares the word of God (John 1:1) Heir of all things He made the worlds The brightness of His glory (not just a reflection) The express image of His person (character, Deity) Upholds all things by the word of His power By himself purged our sins The problem: Sin The bigger problem: Sins The even bigger problem: They are our sins They need to be purged It is in the past tense - the work has already been

A More Sure Word

2020-01-28T15:38:01-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Date: January 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25 |

Series:

Ways the Bible is a more sure word of prophesy It is a powerful book - 1 Peter 1:23 The Bible tells us how we can know we're saved Search the Scriptures to find eternal life - John 5:39 It is a pure book - Matthew 24:35 The Bible is the incorruptible Word of God By the incorruptible Word of God, we find our assurance of salvation It is a perfect book - Hebrews 4:12 The Bible is alive The Bible is written and inspired by Almighty God It is an eternal book - 1 Peter 1:23 This book lives and abides forever Regardless of the world, this is the one thing that
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