Jul 12, 2015
How To Live When A Storm Hits Your Life
Series: Miracles
I. Storms May Come Without Warning Verse 22 - ''And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship and go...'' Made- is a very strong word. means He forced - He compelled them. means that He made them go when they really didn't want to go
 WHEN GOD SENDS US INTO A STORM IT IS NOT TO DESTROY BUT TO TAKE US THROUGH – IN ORDER TO LEARN ABOUT HIM
II. When Storms Come They Bring our Savior
verse 25 ''And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.'' Vs 27 “take courage, it is I; do not be afraid” Literally he is saying “I AM”
Old Testament title for divinity – Jehovah God, the I AM
III. Lessons Only Learned In Storms
Simon Peter was a risk taker. Verse 28 - ''And Peter said to him, Lord if it is you, command me to come to you on the water''
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  • Jul 12, 2015How To Live When A Storm Hits Your Life
    Jul 12, 2015
    How To Live When A Storm Hits Your Life
    Series: Miracles
    I. Storms May Come Without Warning Verse 22 - ''And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship and go...'' Made- is a very strong word. means He forced - He compelled them. means that He made them go when they really didn't want to go
     WHEN GOD SENDS US INTO A STORM IT IS NOT TO DESTROY BUT TO TAKE US THROUGH – IN ORDER TO LEARN ABOUT HIM
    II. When Storms Come They Bring our Savior
    verse 25 ''And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.'' Vs 27 “take courage, it is I; do not be afraid” Literally he is saying “I AM”
    Old Testament title for divinity – Jehovah God, the I AM
    III. Lessons Only Learned In Storms
    Simon Peter was a risk taker. Verse 28 - ''And Peter said to him, Lord if it is you, command me to come to you on the water''
  • Jul 6, 2015We Need God Back In America
    Jul 6, 2015
    We Need God Back In America
    Series: (All)
    We Need God Back In America Psalm 33:12 Only In America:
    1. Only in America can a pizza arrive faster than an ambulance
    2. Only in America are there handicap spaces in front of skating rinks
    3. Only in America do pharmacies make the sick walk to the back of storeAt front of store.
    4. To pick up prescriptions, while healthy people purchase cigarettes
    5. Only in America can you order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
    6. Only in America do we leave our car worth thousands outside and fill our garages with junk.
    7. Only in America do we use answering machines to screen calls, use call waiting so we will not miss a call from someone we may not even want to speak with in the first place.
    8. Only in America do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
    What made this generation THE GREATEST GENERATION?
     I. They Fought and Sacrificed For Freedom
    II. They Made Huge Sacrifices
    III. They Had A Tremendous Faith In God
  • Jun 28, 2015Hope For The Future
    Jun 28, 2015
    Hope For The Future
    Series: Proverbs
    Proverbs 23: 17-18
     
    I. Prepare For Tomorrow By Seeking God’s Will For Your
    “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” ~ Proverbs 27:1 “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you out to say, If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that. As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.”~ James 4: 13-16
    Worry – English word comes from a German word which means to strangle
     
    II. Don’t Procrastinate – Obey God Today
    “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done” ~ Ecclesiastes 11:4 Zig Ziglar  “If you wait until all the traffic lights on the street are green, you will never go anywhere”
    “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins” ~ James 4:17
     
    III. Refuse To Entertain Envy In Your Spirit
    Proverbs 14:30 “A tranquil heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to  bones” Psalm 37:1 “ Fret not yourself because of the wicked, be not envious of wrongdoers.  
  • Jun 21, 2015How Large Is Your Financial Debt?
    Jun 21, 2015
    How Large Is Your Financial Debt?
    Series: Proverbs
    Proverbs 22:7 “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21) Are you enslaved to debt?  Answer the following to yourself with yes or no
    1. I depend on credit cards to pay my bills
    2. I delay payments or I pay the minimum amount
    3. I transferred my credit card balances to one credit card
    4. I cannot afford to save money
    5. I cannot afford to tithe
    6. I charge things I cannot afford because they are on sale
    7. My consumer debt is more than 25% of my monthly income YOU ARE PROBABLY STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO 3 OR MORE
    I. The Nature of Debt Psalm 37:21 “The wicked borrow and do not repay” Two kinds of debt
     1.Smart debt
     2. Borrowing for items that depreciate
    Greed – is wanting things you cannot afford “Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined By what you have, even when you have a lot.” ~Luke 12:15 Proverbs 21: 5 “Good planning and hard work leads to prosperity” 3 kinds of money managers in our culture
    1. Those who carry massive debt.
    2. These live paycheck to paycheck.
    3. These people have become debt free
  • Jun 14, 2015God Says: Spare The Rod; Spoil The Child
    Jun 14, 2015
    God Says: Spare The Rod; Spoil The Child
    Series: Proverbs

    Proverbs 13:24

    Bible Knowledge Test

    1. “Ashes to ashes; dust to dust”
    2. “The apple of my eye”
    3. “Eat drink, and be merry”
    4. “Like mother, like daughter”
    5. “Eat sour grapes”
    6. “The prodigal Son”
    7. “A drop in the bucket”
    8. “The Lord’s Prayer”
    9. “This, too, shall pass”
    10. “Confession is good for the soul”
    11. “Honesty is the best policy”
    12. “The skin of my teeth”

    I. How To Practice Biblical Discipline

    Do not use your hand to punish
     
    God says use a “rod” – neutral object

    Never discipline when you are angry

    Do not  threaten

    Talk before and after discipline
     
    Be Certain You Praise your children more than you discipline them

    II. Why Biblical Discipline Is Important

    Proverbs 23: 13-14 “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.  Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.”    

  • Jun 8, 2015How God Defines Success
    Jun 8, 2015
    How God Defines Success
    Series: Proverbs
    Proverbs 3: 5-10
    I. Read His Word With All Your Heart
    Peace – means prosperity, sometimes is translated success
    II. Love God With All Your Heart
    III. Trust God With All Your Heart IV. God Has A Promise For Those Who Trust Him Vs 4 favor – attention and blessing Matthew 17:20 “if you have faith the grain of mustard seed You shall say to this mountain be moved to another place and it will be moved”
    VS 7 fear the Lord with all your heart
    What is the fear of the Lord?  To hate sin – every kind
    Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”
    How can we rob God?
    Malachi 3: 10 “Can a person rob God? Yes, by withholding your tithes and offerings”
  • Jun 1, 2015Why We Must Spend Time With God Every Day
    Jun 1, 2015
    Why We Must Spend Time With God Every Day
    Series: Proverbs
    Proverbs 3: 1-4
    I. Give Generously Of Your Time To God
    “THE GREATEST ONE IS THIS: HEAR O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE. LOVE THE LOD YOUR GOD WILL ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WILL ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH. ~ Mark 12:29
    “I have hidden your word in my heart that I may not sin against you” ~Psalm 119:11
    II. When We Become A Believer Our Time Belongs To God
    “THIS IS THE VICTORY THAT HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD” ~ 1 John 5:4
    III. Stop Fighting With Life And Accept The Victory From Jesus Christ
  • May 27, 2015Will God Continue To Bless America?
    May 27, 2015
    Will God Continue To Bless America?
    Series: (All)
    Will God Continue To Bless America? Judges 8: 28-9:21
    As children we never called an adult by their first name. It was always Mr. or Mrs. So and so. If we grew up in the South, our parents drilled into us saying, please and thank you. Handwriting thank you notes. Not an email, not a text. Welcoming a new neighbor with a small gift. Taking off your hat indoors. Saying “you are welcome” Giving your undivided attention to those you are speaking with, not your phone, or tablet. Never interrupting personal conversation to take a non-emergency telephone call. Holding the door open for the person behind you. When you do talk on your phone in a public place, please lower your voice, so only the person on the phone can hear you, not those people who are immediately around you. Memorial Day Video
    I. Both Nations Left God Behind Samuel Chase, signer of Declaration of Independence “By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion, and all other sects and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing and equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.” John Adams 2nd President of the United States, “Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” George Washington 1st President of the United States, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” II. The Leaders of Israel and America Are Important III. Is It Too Late For Revival In America? 19% of Americans read the Bible at least once a week and believe it to be the inspired Word of God. Global Proverty in the last 30 years has declined from 52% to 21% but 84% of Americans do not believe this to be true. The majority of Americans age 20-35 are looking for a church Builds up people Classic-quiet-casual-modern 96% believe the Bible contains everything we as Americas need to know in order to live a meaningful life. ~ George Barna
  • May 19, 2015The Powerful Attitude of Humility
    May 19, 2015
    The Powerful Attitude of Humility
    Philippians 2: 3-11
    "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. For I am gentle and humble of heart."
    I. Our biggest problem as human beings is Pride
    II. Let Each One of Us Regard The Other Person As More Important
  • May 4, 2015How To Have A Positive Attitude In Adversity
    May 4, 2015
    How To Have A Positive Attitude In Adversity
    Numbers 11:1-3 (4th in Series)
     
    I. Why Do We Complain When Adversity Strikes?
     
    Philippians 2:14
    "Do all things without grumbling or disputing or arguing. Do all things without grumbling."
    Grumbling – means muttering
     
    Numbers 14:27: "How long shall I bear with this evil generation who are grumbling against Me. I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel which they are making against Me."
     
    You're grumbling against Me."
     
    Here is an important lesson for us today:
    WHEN WE COMPLAIN, MUTTER, GRUMBLE ABOUT THE ADVERSITY IN OUR LIVES – GOD HEARS AND BELIEVES WE ARE MUTTERING AGAINST HIM
    ALL AUTHORITY COMES FROM GOD
    WHEN WE MUTTER AGAINST OUR LEADERS
    BE IT IN GOVERNMENT, CHURCH, HOME, CIVIC CLUBS
    God takes it personally
    Because ALL AUTHORITY COMES FROM GOD
    WE ARE TO RESPECT THOSE WHO ARE IN AUTHORITY OVER US
    WE MAY NOT ALWAYS AGREE
    BUT WE ARE NOT TO BE UGLY, UNKIND, MURMING, COMPLAINING
     
    II. Why Do We Cease To Be Thankful When Adversity Enters?Numbers 11: 4
    "And the rabble, the mixed multitude, the non-Jews that came out of Egypt with them, the rabble who were among them had greedy desires."
     
    Psalm 78 "And He rained down manna upon them to eat and gave them food from heaven. Man did eat the bread of angels."
     
    III. Why Do We Become Angry at God When Adversity Hits?

    Psalm 62:8 "Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him."