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

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 […]

April 5, 2016

4-3-16 Evening-Dealing With Mankind (text only)

II Kings 8:1-6 Dealing With Mankind INTRODUCTION: We go back in time here a little bit. You will remember that Gehazi the servant of Elisha was struck with leprosy because He was greedy. Gehazi is in this story and that lets us know that this happened before that event. We have already studied about the […]

April 5, 2016

4-3-16 Morning-Real Faith (text only)

James 2:14-26 Real Faith Introduction: -This passage used many times for works for salvation -That is not at all the message -v. 14-can faith save him-should be can that kind of faith save him by the presence of a definite article -that kind of heartless faith -that kind of faith that doesn’t show any fruit […]

March 29, 2016

3-27-16 Morning-Look! He Rose! (text only)

Matthew 27:57-28:20 Look! He Rose! (Read Ch. 28 vs. 6-7 for context) INTRODUCTION: There are a lot of topics that you can preach about on Easter Sunday morning. You can talk about all of the proofs of the resurrection, the eye witnesses, the empty tomb, the sleeping Roman soldiers that would have died for sleeping. […]

March 22, 2016

3-20-16 Evening-Fear vs. Facts (text only)

II Kings 6:8-23 Facts vs. Fear INTRODUCTION: Here in this passage, Elisha and his servant seem to be in a very dangerous situation. The king of Syria wants Elisha captured or dead. He sends an entire army to dispose of Elisha. If anybody ever had a right to be fearful, it was Elisha and the […]

March 22, 2016

3-20-16 Morning-Impartial Christianity (text only)

James 2:1-13 Impartial Christianity INTRODUCTION: Here James begins to talk about how Christians should treat people when they come into the assembly. He says, “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.” Don’t be believers that respect some people more than others. Here the […]

March 8, 2016

3-6-16 Evening-The Work Must Go On (text only)

II Kings 6:1-7 The Work Must Go On INTRODUCTION: We have seen this school of the prophets in Gilgal a few times in this ongoing story of Elisha. Evidently, these young prophets lived with Elisha and learned from him. It was like a seminary where the students lived and learned under the main prophet Elisha. […]

March 8, 2016

3-6-16 Morning-A New Attitude (text only)

James 1:17-21 A New Attitude INTRODUCTION: Last week we learned that temptation to sin does not come from God. Here in v. 17 we see that the exact opposite is true. Every GOOD and PERFECT gift comes down from God. God is called the Father of Lights here because there is no darkness in Him […]

December 8, 2015

12-6-15 Evening-Christmas Prophecies-Born In Bethlehem (text only)

OPEN: There are over three hundred prophecies in the Old Testament about the Messiah that would come to save the world from sin. Peter W. Stoner and Robert C. Newman wrote a book entitled Science Speaks. The book was based on the science of probability and vouched for by the American Scientific Affiliation. In the […]

December 8, 2015

12-6-15 Morning-The Christmas Light (text only)

John 1:1-5, 14, 18 The Christmas Light INTRODUCTION: This time of year, we begin to put up all of our Christmas decorations. We put up the Christmas tree. Some of us use a fake plastic tree while others go and get a real tree. We put out the nativity scene and the Christmas village with […]

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