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The Breastplate of Righteousness

2022-02-15T13:43:03-06:00February 13th, 2022|

Date: February 13, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6 |

Series:

The tactical purpose of the Breastplate The spiritual purpose of the Breastplate Christ’s righteousness protects your heart Christ’s Righteousness protects us from harm The Proper Use of the Breastplate of Righteousness Put off man's righteousness Isaiah 64:6 Put on Christ's righteousness Jeremiah 23:6 Seeking righteousness should be a high priority. Matthew 6:33 2. Loving righteousness will help me keep on the right path Psalm 119:100-107 3. Confession of sin keeps me righteous 1 John 1:5-10 4. Looking for the blessed hope will keep me righteous 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Titus 2:11-15

Christian Warfare – Girded with Truth

2022-03-10T19:50:21-06:00February 6th, 2022|

Date: February 6, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:10-18 |

What Truth is? Let’s find the truth. God is the source of truth. Exodus 34:6 Deuteronomy 32:4 Psalm 86:15 God’s Word is a path of truth. Psalm 25:10 Psalm 33:4 Psalm 119:30 Psalm 119:43 Psalm 119:142 Psalm 119:151 John 17:17 Let’s not deny the truth in our lives. Where to put Truth? Explanation of the belt of truth in relation to soldiers Explanation of the spiritual truth in relation to vulnerability The Truth applied to our lives Fellowship with God requires truth Psalm 15:1-5 Service should be in truth 1 Samuel 12:24 Fellowship is through His truth Psalm 43:3 It will take work for the believer to keep the truth. Proverbs 3:1-6

Christian Warfare

2022-01-24T13:09:42-06:00January 23rd, 2022|

Date: January 23, 2022 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 6 |

Who is our enemy? The enemy is identified by name. The enemy is identified by nature. Consider some snares of the devil: Snare of worldly influence Snare of false gods Snare of immorality Snare of materialism How do we fight? We need the armor. What is our Divine help Sword of the Spirit Prayer and Supplication Engaging others in prayer

The Difference a Savior Makes

2022-01-17T22:17:28-06:00January 16th, 2022|

Date: January 16, 2022

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John 6 Matthew 14:13-21 The Craving of the Crowd Physically, they were hurting. John 6:2 Physically, they were hungry. John 6:5, 12 Spiritually, they were hungry. John 6:22-35 The Delusion of the Disciples Christ did not know the need. John 6:6, 7 Christ could not provide for the need. John 6:8-9 The Satisfying of the Savior •The physical need was met. John 6:12 •The spiritual need can be met. John 6:35 Jesus is not one of many ways to approach God, nor is He the best of several ways; He is the only way. - A. W Tozer   Then Jesus Came (1) One sat alone beside the highway begging, His eyes were blind, the light

The Difference a Savior Makes

2022-01-03T16:17:36-06:00January 2nd, 2022|

Date: January 2, 2022 ()

Bible Text: John 4 |

The Samaritan Woman The curiosity A purpose and path of our Savior A genuine love of our Savior The craving Christ's desire for water Shows humanity and deity The conviction Christ didn't shy from sin The confession She recognized that she met the Savior Sin is recognized Sin is dealt with Salvation is spread

The Unspeakable Gift

2021-12-05T21:08:49-06:00December 5th, 2021|

Date: December 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 9:15 |

• His Virgin Birth • His Virtuous Life • His Vicarious Death • His Victorious Resurrection • His Visible Ascension   “Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man—His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God —when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.” - Vance Havner   The Desire Of All Nations Came Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! The Desire of all nations came! He came to save us from our sin. Jesus Christ is His holy name! “Glory to God in the highest!” Sang the angels, a glorious sight! “Peace on earth, good will

Days of Praise

2021-11-23T10:36:02-06:00November 21st, 2021|

Date: November 21, 2021 ()

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Principles of Praise from the Book of Psalms If we would talk more about the Lord and praise Him, we would have less time to talk about ourselves. -M. R. DeHaan Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ. -Charles Spurgeon Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed. It will be their employment for ever. -Albert Barnes Praise should proceed from our hearts. Psalm 9 Praise is a prescription in stressful times. Psalm 18 Praise can produce a submission to God's will. Psalm 40 Praise should be performed because of God's mercy

Understanding the Leading of the Lord in Your Life – Pt. 2

2021-11-08T08:27:48-06:00November 7th, 2021|

Date: November 7, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs 3:5-6 |

What does God's leading mean? Have you prayed about it? God has a specific path for all of our lives Christ is our example for God's plan for our lives Cautions Because of family Because of popular opinion On a woman’s opinion On circumstances On emotions Guidelines Primary Considerations Word of God Gives definite commandments Gives definite principles Spirit of God Speaking to God Waiting on God Secondary Considerations Have I sought out Godly counsel? Are you surrendered? Are there providential circumstances? Have I sought for God to give me wisdom in this matter? Am I considering historical evidence? Am I

Helps for Crucifying the “Old Man”- Part 2

2021-11-02T15:43:19-05:00October 31st, 2021|

Date: October 31, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 8:10-14 |

“Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it while you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.” -John Owen, Overcoming Sin and Temptation   Understanding the Old Man Theories about the Heart Some believe that man’s heart is pure and good Some believe that man’s heart contains some evil and some good Jeremiah 17:9-10 Mark 7:20-23 Facts about the Old Man The old man does not change The old man does not improve The old man is not transformed The old man can never be purified The old man can never please God Crucifying the Old Man Common Errors Misapplication of

Helps for Crucifying the “Old Man” Part 1

2021-10-10T20:59:03-05:00October 10th, 2021|

Date: October 10, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 8:10-14 |

Understand the Conflict Within Me The Blessings of the Conflict Understanding the Old Man Theories about the Heart Man’s heart is pure and good. Man’s heart contains some evil and some good. Most men have only evil hearts. Jeremiah 17:9-10 Theories about the Old Man The old man does not change. The old man does not improve. Crucifying the Old Man Common Errors Misapplication of Scripture Biblical Guidelines Develop a strong faith. Being in the Word of God Be part of a church that emphasizes strong faith Daily crucify the old man.

Yielding to the Spirit

2021-10-05T15:21:32-05:00October 3rd, 2021|

Date: October 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Romans 6:11-14 |

Sermon Outline “God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.” ~Andrew Murray Is yielding important for the believer? It is God's design for the believer (Philippians 2:9) It brings maturity (John 14:1, 13-14, 23, 26; John 15:1-5) It allows for victory in the believer's life (John 16:32-33) What does yielding look like? Courage (Acts 1:1-26) Awareness of God's presence (Acts 8:1-40; 9:1-43) Victory (Romans 8:11) Zeal (Philippians 2:1) “I wish that saints would cling to Christ half as earnestly as sinners

Jesus: God’s Love Revealed

2021-10-05T14:52:52-05:00October 3rd, 2021|

Date: October 3, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 1:1-3 |

How is Jesus superior? He is superior as a spokesman He is superior as a Son He is superior in status He is superior as source He is superior in splendor He is superior as substance He is superior as sustainer He is superior as sacrifice He is superior as Sovereign   How did God show His Love? He has revealed this through a pathway of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Colossians 1:21 He has revealed this through sending His only begotten Son. Romans 5:8-11 He has revealed this through His Word. Why did God show His Love through Christ? There needed to be a payment for sin Romans 5:12-14 There needed to be a path for sinners to

God is Love

2021-09-19T21:07:10-05:00September 19th, 2021|

Date: September 19, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 John 4 |

A Study of 1 John 4 That God is a being of boundless goodness and perfect love can be proved in the following ways— In the Provision of our wants In the Provision of human love What is God’s Love? God’s love is sacrificial love God’s love is not self serving God’s love is self propagating It multiplies itself when it is given How do we see God’s love? When was God’s love revealed? When we were sinners When we were saved How do I receive God’s love? Turn from sin Turn to Jesus

The Doctrine of God

2021-09-14T16:55:30-05:00September 12th, 2021|

Date: September 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1 |

In the beginning God! What a majestic introduction to the inspired volume of Holy Writ! Dr. John Monro Gibson, in a small yet significant handbook of the foundations of the Christian Faith called Rock Versus Sand, says that there are three main stages in the development of the doctrine of God, namely: The being of God, dominating Scripture The revelation of God in Christ The record of that revelation by the Holy Spirit in the Sacred Word   What is an attribute? God’s Natural Attributes (attributes which are unique only to God and cannot be shared with man) He is eternal He is unchangeable He possesses all power He is present

The Church of Laodicea

2021-09-06T18:53:00-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 3:14-22 |

Series:

Laodicea: The Lukewarm Church The Chronology The Commendations: None The Condemnations Insincerity Self-Complacent Self-Sufficient Self-Deceit The Challenge Find Refined Gold - Come to Him for His Riches Go to the Word of God - Restock Your Wardrobe Restore Your Vision God wants you to have a relationship with Him by choice.

Every Promise in the Book is Mine

2021-09-06T17:28:35-05:00September 5th, 2021|

Date: September 5, 2021 ()

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Promises that bring comfort Christ is unmatched in power and glory 1 Samuel 2:2 God will give you rest Matthew 11:28-29 Promises that bring courage God's Word brings success Joshua 1:8-9 Abiding in Christ produces bountiful fruit John 15:1-8 Promises that bring caution Sin will never go unpunished Nehemiah 1:3-8 Sin sets you up for failure 2 Peter 1:4-8 The greatest promise Salvation 1 John 1:9 John 3:16

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 Church of Thyatira

2021-08-16T11:07:42-05:00August 15th, 2021|

Date: August 15, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 2-3 |

Whose Christ? His Majesty His Judgment The Chronology of the Church The Commandments to the Church Fervent in their love Faithful in service Constant in faith Genuine in patience Progressive in growth The Cautions to the Church Licentiousness Idolatry The Challenges to the Church Repent of sin Hold fast till Christ comes

A Little Leaven

2021-08-01T22:09:15-05:00August 1st, 2021|

Date: August 1, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 5:6, Exodus 12:8 |

I. The Typology of Leaven Sin is Dangerous. Sin is Deceptive. Sin causes Decay. II. Lessons from Leaven A. Have times to inspect your life for sin. B. Don’t underestimate the impact of sin in your life. C. Don’t get enamored by the false claims sin makes. D. Don’t let sin linger in your home.

The Church of Ephesus

2021-07-25T10:20:33-05:00July 18th, 2021|

Date: July 18, 2021 ()

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Series:

The Chronology of the Church The Commendations to the Church Diligent in Service Patient in Temperament Separated in Practice Purity in Doctrine The Cautions to the Church Abandonment Priorities The Challenge to the Church Remember Christ Unworthiness Repent Change of Mind Change of Life Restore “Has there not been, sometimes, this temptation to do a great deal for Christ, but not to live a great deal with Christ? If there is anything to be done actively for Christ, I instinctively prefer the active exercise to the passive quiet of his presence.” - C. H. Spurgeon

Hamartiology – The Doctrine of Sin – Part 5

2021-05-23T22:36:50-05:00May 23rd, 2021|

Date: May 23, 2021

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Hamartiology: The Seven-Fold Victory Over Sin Through Christ Opening text and thought: Revelation 12:10-11; Hebrews 2:14-15 “Outside of Christ, I am only a sinner, but in Christ, I am saved. Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full. Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong. Outside of Christ, I cannot; in Christ, I am more than able. Outside of Christ,I have been defeated; in Christ, I am already victorious. How meaningful are the words, ‘in Christ’.” (Watchman Nee) Why does God allow sin? Experience God's amazing grace To become dependent on his Spirit Are all sins equal? All sins are equal

Hamartiology – The Doctrine of Sin – Part 4

2021-05-23T22:07:48-05:00May 23rd, 2021|

Date: May 23, 2021 ()

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Hamartiology: The Seven-Fold Victory Over Sin Through Christ Opening text and thought: Revelation 12:10-11; Hebrews 2:14-15 “Outside of Christ, I am only a sinner, but in Christ, I am saved. Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full. Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong. Outside of Christ, I cannot; in Christ, I am more than able. Outside of Christ,I have been defeated; in Christ, I am already victorious. How meaningful are the words, ‘in Christ’.” (Watchman Nee) Why does God allow sin? Allows us to understand the amazing grace of God How Christ has defeated sin? Sin defiles, but

Hamartiology – The Doctrine of Sin – Part 3

2021-05-23T11:12:48-05:00May 9th, 2021|

Date: May 9, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 59:1-2, Jeremiah 5:25 |

The Effects of Sin Isa. 59:1-2, Jer 5:25 Effects common to all mankind Guilt (shame) - Gen. 3:9 Death - Jas. 1:15 Effects common to the believer Biblical examples Cain killed Abel and then hid from the presence of the Lord Jacob killed Esau and fled to other lands The prodigal son rebelled against his father and went out to a far country Judas betrayed his Master, then he killed himself Specific effects Loss of light - 1 Jn. 1:8, 2:9-11 Loss of joy - Psa. 32:10-11 Loss of Godly love - 1 Jn. 2:5, 2:15-17, 4:12 Loss of confidence - 1 Jn. 3:19-22 Loss of fellowship - Gen. 3:8-10  
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