Dec 30, 2018
The Sin Of Not Doing What We Know We Should Be Doing
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  • Dec 30, 2018The Sin Of Not Doing What We Know We Should Be Doing
    Dec 30, 2018
    The Sin Of Not Doing What We Know We Should Be Doing
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  • Apr 1, 2018The Power Of The Easter Resurrection Story
    Apr 1, 2018
    The Power Of The Easter Resurrection Story
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    Matthew 28:1-10 ''Now after the Sabbath as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of t he Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning and his garment as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. And the angel answered and said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and, behold, He is going before you into Galilee. There you will see Him. Behold I have told you. And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. And, behold (there's our word again. Wow, can you believe it?), behold, Jesus met them and greeted them, and they came up and took hold of His feet and worshipped Him. Then Jesus said to them, Do not be afraid. Go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee and there they shall see Me.'' I. Jesus Christ Is Risen Jesus Christ is risen and He's risen indeed. vs 6 "He is not here, for He has risen just as He said.'' ''The resurrection is the most indisputable fact in all of history.'' II. The Resurrection Proves Jesus Was & Is God III. God Will Forgive and Change Your Life\ Luke 24:26-27 ''And He said to them, Thus it is written that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations beginning from Jerusalem.'' Forgiveness- means dismissed-pardoned- release. Psalm 23:4. ''Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not be afraid because You're with me. You're with me, Lord. You never leave me. You never forsake me. And Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.''
  • Oct 8, 2017Why Did God Permit The Mass Shootings In Las Vegas?
    Oct 8, 2017
    Why Did God Permit The Mass Shootings In Las Vegas?
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    Psalm 23, 1 Peter 3:12-14 1 PETER 3: “ For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. Don’t give your opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master.” I. Move Closer To God Vs 12 “ Dear Christians, do not be surprised, shocked….as though some strange thing were happening to you. Keep a cool head. Stay Alert. The devil is poised to pounce, and would Like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep up your guard. You are not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It is the same with Christians all over the world.” II. We Want To Remember God Has A Purpose Vs 12 “…..this fiery ordeal that comes upon you for your testing” Testing – means furnace III. Salvation Until God Calls Us Home He Is Always With Us Psalm 23 “I will go with you through the valley. There is no need for you to be afraid, I am with you.”
  • Aug 13, 2017God Expects Unity In His Church
    Aug 13, 2017
    God Expects Unity In His Church
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    Ephesians 4: 1-6 Vs 3 “being very diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit of God” Preserve - it will require all of us work to keep the unity Vs 2 “with all humility, and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love” “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, If you have love for one another.” John 13:35 “if anyone says he loves God, and hates his brother, He is a liar; for he does not love his brother whom He has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.” ~ 1 John 4:20 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever should believe in Him should not perish But have everlasting life.” ~ John 3:16 ”EAGER TO MAINTAIN THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE.” EPHESIANS 4:3
  • Jul 16, 2017Why Did God Create Hell?
    Jul 16, 2017
    Why Did God Create Hell?
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    Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 13:36-43 I. Hell Is Real Different beliefs: 1. Hell does not exist 2. Universalism 3. Suffering on earth 4. Annihilationism 5. Conditional immortality II. Hell Is A Literal Place Sheol - place of the grave Hades- place of the unseen Tartarus - pit assigned to evil angels Gehenna- hell fire that burns for eternity III. Going To Hell Is A Voluntary Choice
  • Jul 9, 2017Do You Live In Fear?
    Jul 9, 2017
    Do You Live In Fear?
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    Mark 6:45-53 I. Jesus Sent The Disciples Out On The Boat While He Remained Behind TO Pray “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!...Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.” Psalm 139:17 II. Jesus Knew He Would Walk On The Water Later That Night Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? III. Often Jesus Waits Prior To Coming To Save
  • Jul 2, 2017The Healing of America
    Jul 2, 2017
    The Healing of America
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    Psalm 33:10-12 “The Lord foils the plans of nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:10 I. Our Ancestors Came To America To Find A Place Where God Could Be Worshiped Without Government Interference “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”~Matthew 5:14 II. America Was Planted By God and Blessed III. Our Government is Established Around the Belief in Almighty God of the Bible “If my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • Jun 25, 2017His Forgiveness of Our Sins
    Jun 25, 2017
    His Forgiveness of Our Sins
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    Hebrews 10:11-18 I. God Removes The Robe of Shame and Places Us In A Robe of Righteousness II. God Washes Away Our Sins And Makes Us White As Snow III. God Has Promised To Remember Our Sins No More
  • Jun 11, 2017God Loves The Church
    Jun 11, 2017
    God Loves The Church
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    “God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus! Glory down all the generations!” Ephesians 3:20-21
     
    I. The Composition of The Church
     
    Notice he uses the term “us”
     
    “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I.” Matthew 18:20
     
    II. The Conduct of The Church
     
    “God works within us”
     
    Detractor- one who disparages someone or something.
     
    A detractor is a person who has very little positive to say about the church.
     
    A Detractor votes no because someone has to vote no.
     
    DETRACTORS ARE WET BLANKETS ON THE PICNIC OF GRACE
     
    “Jesus gave this charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life,…..instructing them in the practice of all I have commanded you." Matthew 28:20
     
    “O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!”
     
    “O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” Psalm 95: 16
     
    “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise.” Vs 2
     
    Robert Macmillan, a scientist, said, "My judgment is that in the spread of socially-wholesome, forward-looking, progressive government and activity in this country, it would not be possible without a strong church. And when the church stops being strong, then corruption will soon destroy the democratic process."
     
    1 Corinthians 12 Paul talks about the church being the body: vs 1 “the body is a unit made up of many parts. He is speaking of unity and harmony of the church.”
     
    Vs 13 “ We are all baptized into one body by one spirit”
     
    Vs 14 -20 He says, “the body is made up not of one part, but on many parts. Not everybody is an eye; not everybody is an ear-your body's not like that-so.”
     
    vs 21 to 25, he de-emphasizes the sense of independence. He says “you can't be where you say that the weaker person is dispensable and the strong person is who we need. He says we are not independent or self sufficient. We need each other.”
     
    vs 25 and 26, he says “we are to support each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers. If one part is honored, every part rejoices.
     
    vs 27, "Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it."
  • May 14, 2017The Ministry of Motherhood
    May 14, 2017
    The Ministry of Motherhood
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    II Kings 4:27-30
     
    “Give honor to father and mother” Exodus 20:12
     
    Things Our Mothers Taught Us:
     
    To appreciate a job well done - “If you are going to kill each other, do it outside, I just finished cleaning the house”
     
    To appreciate religion - “you better pray that comes out of the carpet”
     
    About time travel -“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week”
     
    About Irony - “If you do not stop crying this second, I will give you something to cry about.”
     
    About the science of Osmosis -“Shut your mother and eat your dinner”
     
    About behavior modification - “Stop acting like your father”
     
    About envy -“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do”
     
    About anticipation -“Just wait until we get home”
     
    About medical science - “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, the wind will change and you will stay like that”
     
    About our Ancestors -“Close that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”
     
    I.The Blessing Of Children
     
    verses 9-10, “ I am certain, said the woman to her husband, that this man who stops by with us is a holy man of God. Why don’t we build a room onto the side of the house and furnish it with a bed and a desk, chair and a lamp, so that when he comes he can stay with us?
     
    verses 15-17, ''Call her in, said Elisha. Gehazi his servant did and she came and stood in the doorway. Elisha sais, This time next year you are going to be nursing an infant son. Oh my, Elisha she said, don’t play games with me teasing me in with such fantasies. But, she conceived, A year later just as Elisha had said, she had a son.”
     
    verses 18 -20, ''The child grew up. One day he went to his father, who was working with the harvest hands, complaining, My head, My head. His father order a servant to carry him to his mother. The servant took him in his arms and carried him to his mother. He lay in her laps until noon and died.”
     
    II. The Death Toll Of Moral Rearing Of Children Is Increasing
     
    III. The Death Toll of All Spiritual Teaching In The Home Is Increasing
     
    verse 21, ''And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.''
     
    verse 22, ''And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.''
     
    ''that I may run to the man of God''
     
    verse 24, ''Then she saddled the donkey, and said to her servant, I need you to take me as quickly as possible to the man of God. Don’t slow down or stop, unless I tell you so. Don’t worry about me, don't slow down for me."
     
    verse 35, “Elisha went into the room, closed the door and prayed to God. He got into the bed with the boy covered him with his body, mouth on mouth, eyes on eyes, hands on hands. As he stretched out over him the boy’s body became warm. Elisha called for the mother to enter the room.”