11-27-16 Morning-A Humble Life (text only)

November 29, 2016

11-27-16 Morning-A Humble Life (text only)

I Peter 5:5-7 A Humble Life INTRODUCTION:  In vs. 1-4 Peter spoke to the elders in the churches.  He told them of their responsibility to shepherd the flocks of God.  He told them that they were to lead by example and take responsibility for the flock.  In allowing the shepherd to do his job, we […]

November 22, 2016

11-20-16 Evening-Thanksgiving (text only)

Eph. 5:19-20; I Thess. 5:16-18 Thanksgiving INTRODUCTION: Well, here we are in thanksgiving week again.  This is to be a time of year that we put a special emphasis on being thankful to God for all that He has given us.  So many people in our day and time are giving thanks for things during […]

November 22, 2016

11-20-16 Morning-Baptism (text only)

Baptism Matt. 28:18-20 INTRODUCTION:  This passage of scripture is the command of the Lord Jesus Christ to his churches just before His ascension into heaven.  I want us to focus this morning on one aspect of this commission.  I want us to focus on the issue of baptism this morning.  At the end of our […]

August 16, 2016

8-14-16 Evening-Hindering the Power of God (text only)

II Kings 13:10-25 Hindering the Power of God INTRODUCTION: Elisha is about to die. He is on the bed with the illness that eventually killed him. God has one more great prophecy for him to deliver before he dies. God’s plan is to deliver the Israelites from the Syrians completely. Joash the king of Israel […]

August 16, 2016

8-14-16 Morning-Acting in Harmony (text only)

I Peter 1:22-2:10 Acting in Harmony INTRODUCTION: Harmony with your fellow believers in a local church is a something that Christians have been struggling with since the time of the first churches. The truth is that people have different opinions and different ideas. When you bring a group of people together there is likely to […]

August 10, 2016

8-7-16 Morning-Path to Holiness (text only)

I Peter 1:13-21 Path to Holiness INTRODUCTION: In vs. 1-12 we learned to have a perspective of hope, where we look to the expected end of the Christian life. We keep our eyes on the place that is reserved for us in heaven and we rest in the security that we have because we are […]

July 12, 2016

7-10-16 Evening-Path to a Spiritual Fall (text only)

II Kings 12:17-21 II Chronicles 24:15-22 Path to a Spiritual Fall INTRODUCTION: Joash took the throne at 7 years old and he reigned a total of forty years in the southern kingdom of Judah. He did all that was right in the sight of the Lord as long as Jehoida the priest was alive. Remember […]

July 12, 2016

7-10-16 Morning-Simple and Honest Speaking (text only)

James 5:12 Simple and Honest Speaking INTRODUCTION: Do you think much about the way that you talk, the figures of speech that you use, the old sayings that have become a permanent part of your vocabulary? Here James begins to write to these scattered Jewish Christians about swearing oaths. The idea here, is that a […]

July 5, 2016

7-3-16 Morning-Don’t Give Up Your Freedom! (text only)

Galatians 5:1 Don’t Give Up Your Freedom INTRODUCTION: The cry to never give up the freedom or liberty that we have as a individuals in the United States is one that you hear every day. Different people have different ideas about how to keep our freedom. In fact, different people have different ideas about what […]

June 28, 2016

6-26-16 Morning-Patient Endurance (text only)

James 5:7-11 Patient Endurance INTRODUCTION: James is still speaking to Christian people that have been scattered by persecution. These Christian Jews are in dire need of some encouragement and instruction on what to do next. James begins to speak to them here about patience and endurance. He says that Jesus is coming soon. We are […]

June 22, 2016

6-19-16 Morning-Is This How You Repay Your Father? (text only)

Deuteronomy 32:6 Is This How You Repay Your Father? INTRODUCTION: Moses spoke the words of this poem to the Israelites. This one verse sums up where a lot of Christian people are today. It pictures God as a Father and it asks the question, “Do you thus requite the LORD?…” In our words it would […]

May 24, 2016

5-22-16 Morning-God’s Future, Not Yours (text only)

James 4:13-17 God’s Future, Not Yours INTRODUCTION: How many of you have a plan for tomorrow? What about for the rest of the week? Have you made plans for the rest of this month or even a year? Most of you have some ideas about what you intend to do. You might have even told […]

May 17, 2016

5-15-16 Evening-As You Obey (text only)

II Kings 10:1-11 As You Obey INTRODUCTION: Jehu had received a commandment from God. He was to kill all the house of Ahab and take over as king. Jehu obeyed that commandment with all of his heart. We see in this next section how the people of God are to obey the commands of God. […]

May 17, 2016

5-15-16 Morning-Speak No Evil (text only)

James 4:11-12 Speak No Evil INTRODUCTION: The last message from James showed the importance of being a humble person under God. Here James addresses Christian people who are putting themselves up on a pedestal and making themselves the judges of other people. He admonishes these Christian Jews to not speak evil of each other. Don’t […]

May 10, 2016

5-8-16 Evening-On God’s Mission (text only)

II Kings 9:11-37 (Read vs. 11-16 for context) On God’s Mission INTRODUCTION: You will remember from last week that young prophet was sent by Elisha to anoint Jehu to be king over Israel. Along with that anointing God gave Jehu a mission. He was suppose to go and kill the current king because he was […]

May 10, 2016

5-8-16 Morning-A Mother of Great Faith (text only)

Matthew 15:21-28 A Mother of Great Faith INTRODUCTION: Here we have an unnamed mother in the scriptures who is not a Jew. In order to understand this story, you need to understand that the Jews were in the past and still are the people of God. Through the Jews all the nations of the earth […]

April 27, 2016

4-24-16 Morning-What Comes From Worldly Desires? (text only)

James 4:1-6 What Comes From Worldly Desires? INTRODUCTION: Here James asks, “What is causing the fights and arguments among these Christian people?” It is a rhetorical question that he intends to answer himself. He is going to tell them why there is fighting among them. He says that the fighting comes from their desires that […]

April 19, 2016

4-17-16 Morning-Testing For Godly Wisdom (text only)

Testing For Godly Wisdom James 3:13-18 INTRODUCTION: In this chapter James is writing to people in the church who are struggling for power. These people want to be teachers not because it needs to be done but because they want to advance themselves in the church. In verse 13 he begins to deal with people […]

April 11, 2016

4-10-16 Evening-The Condition of Your Heart (text only)

II Kings 8:7-15 The Condition of Your Heart INTRODUCTION: There is little doubt that Elisha was a man that followed God and had the right heart for God. He lived in a world that was corrupt. The Northern Kingdom of Israel was a wicked place where wicked things were going on all around this man […]

April 11, 2016

4-10-16 Morning-Let God Control Your Tongue (Text Only)

James 3:1-12 Let God Control Your Tongue INTRODUCTION: James tells the scattered Jewish churches that everyone should not be a teacher. They all wanted to have something to say. Their opinion was the most important opinion. They all wanted to open their mouths and talk. James says that it was a good way for them […]

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