Apr 5, 2020
How You Can Find God Today
John 10:11-16
  • Apr 5, 2020How You Can Find God Today
    Apr 5, 2020
    How You Can Find God Today
    John 10:11-16
  • Mar 29, 2020Where Is God In This Pandemic?
    Mar 29, 2020
    Where Is God In This Pandemic?
    Hebrews 12:25-26 & 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  • Mar 22, 2020Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?
    Mar 22, 2020
    Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?
  • Dec 22, 2019God Gave The First Gift Of Love
    Dec 22, 2019
    God Gave The First Gift Of Love
    Galatians 4:4-5
    To: All people who live in the Southern part of USA
    From: Santa
    Re: The Replacement Santa
    “I regret to inform you that effective immediately America is growing so rapidly I am no longer able to
    Cover the South on Christmas Eve. However, I have asked my 3rd cousin Bubba Clause to be my replacement.
    I call your attention to a few differences:
    1. Rather than milk & cookies, Bubba Claus prefers you leave a RC Cola & pork rinds
    2. Bubba Claus has switched his sled from being pulled by reindeer to flying coon dogs.
    3. The names of the flying coon dogs are not Comet – Cupid – Donner – Blitzen – etc. The names will now be
    Hamlin – Bush – Hardwick – Johnson – etc
    4. Bubba has requested the classic movies Miracle on 34th Street – It’s a Wonderful Life be replaced BOSS HOGG SAVES CHRISTMAS SMOKEY & THE BANDIT IV
    5. Bubba Claus does not wear a belt, so make certain when he bends over to put the Christmas gift under the tree, the children are not in the room.
    “But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent His Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that He might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law. Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage.” ~ Galatians 4: 4-5 (The Message)
    I. God Is Never Late With His Gift
    “There is an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on this earth: A time for birth and a time for death. A right time to plant and another to reap” and continues talking about time.
    “God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time”
    II. God Gave His Son Not One Second Late Or One Second Early
    III. God Will Not Be Late Sending His Son Again
    “ But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, only the Father.” ~ Matthew 24:36 (NIV)
  • Dec 15, 2019Where God Meets Your Deepest Need For Joy
    Dec 15, 2019
    Where God Meets Your Deepest Need For Joy
    Matthew 2
    “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy, for unto you this day in the city of David there has been born a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” ~ Luke 2
    I. This News Was Disturbing To Some
    “After Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem, this was during Herod’s kingship – a band of select scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, Where can we find and pay respect to the newborn King of the Jews?
    Herod thought he was King of the Jews. He was a psycho king, he was a paranoid Floyd. Herod killed anyone he thought was trying to replace him as king. Herod killed 3 of his own sons. Herod had 10 wives and he killed his favorite wife because he thought she and 3 of his sons were dangerous & accused them of being in collaboration.” ~ Matthew 2:1-2 (The Message)
    VS 3 “When word of their inquiry reached Herod, he was terrified – and not Herod alone, but most of Jerusalem as well.”
    “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” ~Psalm 14:1, Psalm 53:1 (NASV)
    II. Some Were Indifferent To The News
    Vs 4 “Herod lost no time. He gathered all the high priests and religion scholars in the city together and asked, ‘Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?’”
    Vs 5” They told him, ‘Bethlehem, Judah territory. Micah 5:2 it is written plainly”
    III. The News Caused Great Joy To Others
    Vs 9 “Instructed by the king, they set off. Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time!”
    Vs 11 “They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. They opened their luggage, and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
    "I believe a very large majority of churchgoers are merely unthinking, slumbering worshipers of an unknown God." ~Charles H. Spurgeon
  • Dec 8, 2019Where God Meets Your Deepest Needs For Peace
    Dec 8, 2019
    Where God Meets Your Deepest Needs For Peace
    Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2:14
    ''Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all were proceeding to register for the census, everyone to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register, along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. And it came about that while they were there the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.''
    I. Peace Comes From God Who Prophesied In the 8th century Bethlehem Would Be The Birthplace
    ''Bethlehem you are one of the smallest towns in the nation of Judah. But the LORD will choose one of your people to rule the nations, someone whose family goes back to ancient times.'' ~Micah 5:2
    ''Where is He who is born King of the Jews? We saw His star in the east, and we have come to worship Him.''
    God orchestrates the events of life to accomplish His will.
    Chp 2:1 (KJV ) “Now it came to pass”
    Bethlehem means ''house of bread.''
    Jesus was born in a common place for the common man. So everyone can relate to Him
    II. Jesus Wanted You To Have Peace From Bethlehem The House of Bread
    ''Listen. You don't need more bread for your stomach. You need the bread of God that will bring life to you, life to your spirit, life to your soul, a living bread.'' they said, ''Yeah, sign us up. Every more, LORD, give us this bread.''
    Jesus says these words in John 6:35 ''I am the Bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, he who believes in Me shall never thirst.''
    Ephesians 2:1 ''And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, dead in your trespasses and sins....''
    Now there are two types of life.
    First type of life: eternal life.
    Second type of life is abundant life
    You will never have abundant life until you have eternal life!
  • Nov 10, 2019Is There Hope When My Life Is A Disaster?
    Nov 10, 2019
    Is There Hope When My Life Is A Disaster?
    John 4: 7-29
    “so he came into a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to
    His son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, Will you give me a drink? (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, you are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink? Jesus answered her, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water. Sir, the woman said, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his flocks and herds? Jesus answered, Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water I will give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him as spring of water welling up to eternal life. The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water. He told her, Go, call your husband and come back. I have no husband, she replied. Jesus said to her, You are right when you say you have no husband.
    The fact is you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with now is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true. Sir, the woman said, I can see that you are a prophet."
    Vs 25 The woman said, I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us. Then Jesus said, I who speak to you am he.”
    Vs 39 “Many of the Samaritans from that town believed him because of the woman’s testimony,
    He told me everything I did.
    I. Jesus Knows When We Make Poor Decisions
    Romans 3:23 “ we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
    “I have not come to call the righteous but sinner to repentance.” ~ Luke 5:32
    II. Jesus Has Unconditional Love For Failures
    “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ~ 1 Samuel 16:7
    III. Jesus Provides Forgiveness For Our Failures
    Admit Your Sin
    Quit Your Sin
    Forget Your Past Sin
    Romans 7 “the things I want to do, I don’t do. And the very things I don’t want to do, I find myself doing.”
    “One thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God Has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” ~ Philippians 3:13-14
  • Nov 3, 2019When Life Is Worth Living
    Nov 3, 2019
    When Life Is Worth Living
    Philippians 4:4-7
    “Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
    Vs 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
    John 10:10, ''I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.''
    I. Having A Life Worth Living Means We Make Praise Of Jesus The Breath Of Our Lungs
    II. Having A Life Worth Living Means We Are Wound Healers
    4:3 “I want you to help Euodia & Syntche they have worked hard with me and now they are fighting with each other.”
    “…..the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in an affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
    III. Have A Life Worth Living Means We Discipline Ourselves to Pray With Gratitude
    Vs 6 “……pray with thanksgiving”
    5:18, ''In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.''
    Psalm 135:3 praise the Lord for the Lord is good.
    IV. Living A Life Worth Living Means We Have A Life Filled With Inner Peace
    Vs 7 peace of God will guard your hearts and minds”
    ''peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.'' not as the world gives do I give to you. ~ John 14:27
  • Sep 8, 2019Do You Have The Wisdom of God or The Wisdom of The World?
    Sep 8, 2019
    Do You Have The Wisdom of God or The Wisdom of The World?
    James 3:13-18
    Bill Gothard “wisdom is seeing life from God's point of view.”
    "Wisdom is the principal thing." ~ Proverbs 4:7
    "Wisdom is better than strength." ~ Ecclesiastes 9:16
    "Wisdom is better than gold." ~Proverbs 16:16
    "The price of wisdom is above rubies." ~ Job 28:28
    Vs 14 “But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.”
    ''bitter'' describes an ''acrid sharpness''
    ''jealousy'' describes a ''heat''
    Bitterness is because we have listened more to the voice of evil than we have to God.
    Excessive pride is always a destructive thing. It ruins our relationships with others and also ruins our relationship with God.
    Vs 15 “this wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.”
    Vs 16 “for where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.”
    II. THE WISDOM of God
    (a) PURE
    Comes from the word holy. Pure from fault.
    (b) PEACEABLE Loving peace. Right relationships between people, built on mutual trust.
    (c) GENTLE Reasonably fair, equitably just. Tender, careful not to harm or hurt.
    (d) EASY TO BE ENTREATED Means compliant, easily approachable.
    (e) FULL OF MERCY Caring for someone in trouble, even if it is his own fault. Not giving someone what they deserve in the form of punishment.
    (f) FULL OF GOOD FRUITS Full of good deeds. "Jesus went about doing good." Matthew 7:17 ... "Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth not good fruit."
    (g) WITHOUT PARTIALITY Undivided, not wavering back and forth like a reed shaken in the wind. Not vacillating.
    (h) WITHOUT HYPOCRISY Not deceptive, honest, always the same no matter who you are with or where you ar No pretending.
    III. How Do We Receive God’s Wisdom?
    James 1:5 ... "If any of you lack wisdom ..."
    James 1:5-6 ... "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.”
    James 4:2 ... "Ye have not, because you ask not."
    Proverbs 29:15 ... "The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."
    (Matthew 7:24), "Whosoever heareth these savings of mine, and doeth them. I will liken him unto a wise man mho built his house upon a rock ... "
  • Sep 1, 2019What The Bible Has To Say About America And Israel
    Sep 1, 2019
    What The Bible Has To Say About America And Israel
    2 Peter 3:3-4
    "Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."
    “ Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”~Genesis 12:1-3
    Genesis 12:3 “in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
    Genesis 17 “between me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you in the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
    11 Thessalonians 3:10 “If a man does not work, neither shall he eat.”