Apr 3, 2016
Morning Service – Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
Series: (Create New)
  • Apr 3, 2016Morning Service – Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
    Apr 3, 2016
    Morning Service – Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
    Series: (Create New)
  • Mar 20, 2016Morning Service – False Prophets
    Mar 20, 2016
    Morning Service – False Prophets
    Series: (Create New)
  • Mar 13, 2016Morning Service – Always Remember
    Mar 13, 2016
    Morning Service – Always Remember
    2 Peter 1:12-21 Always Remember (12-15) Present (16-18) Past (19-21) Future (12-15) PRESENT (12) Remind (13) Refresh (15) Remember (19) Reliable (12) Remind (13) Refresh “to stir up” (15) Remember (16-18) PAST Matthew 17:1-9 Matthew 17:2-3 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. (19-21) FUTURE Reliable (20) These are God's Words! Revelation 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. Inspiration (21) How did we get our Bible?
  • Mar 6, 2016Morning Service – Progressive Sanctification 2
    Mar 6, 2016
    Morning Service – Progressive Sanctification 2
    SANCTIFICATION Set apart for God's glory 1. Past: Chosen by God 2. Progressive 3. Permanent in Heaven (1:3a) everything we need for this “holy life” Why do we go to all this "effort"? 8 Building Blocks for a Sanctified Life “add to..” 1. Faith 1Peter 1:23-2:3 2. Goodness Virtue / moral excellence & energy Hebrews 12:1a Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. 3. Knowledge 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Hebrews 5:11-6:3 (page 1207) 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 4. Self-control Holding oneself in 1 Thessalonians 1:5 .. our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 5. Perseverance Staying under Hebrews 12:1b-3 .. let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Genesis 6:5 The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. Genesis 6:9b Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 6. Godliness “wholeheartedly” 2 Chronicles 25:1-2 Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years… He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, but not wholeheartedly. 7. Mutual affection “brotherly love” 8. Love (Agapa) Loving as God loves
  • Feb 28, 2016Morning Service – Progressive Santification
    Feb 28, 2016
    Morning Service – Progressive Santification
    Progressive Sanctification 1 Peter 1:5-11 SANCTIFICATION Set apart for God's glory 1. Past 2. Present (Progressive) 3. Permanent (1:3a) God has provided everything we need for this “holy life” He has: 1. Called us 2. Made Himself known to us 3. Made 1000's of promises to us 4. Challenged us to avoid the rottenness of this world 5. Partner with His divine nature I. You will avoid having an ineffective and unproductive knowledge of Christ. (8) (9) “nearsighted" II. Two Rewards for a “godly life” (10-11) A. You will never Stumble (10) B. A rich home going (11)
  • Feb 14, 2016Morning Service – Seasons of Love
    Feb 14, 2016
    Morning Service – Seasons of Love
    Series: (Create New)
  • Jan 31, 2016Morning Service – Submission is NOT a Bad Word
    Jan 31, 2016
    Morning Service – Submission is NOT a Bad Word
    Submission is Not a Bad Word 1Peter 5:5-14 Where do children learn submission? 2 Parts Commands AND Consequences Respect for authority is taught. Respect / Submission (the action) Humility (the Attitude) (5b-6) *Humility is the prerequisite for service and service is the practice of humility. Exodus 10:3 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me. Let God shoulder your anxiety! Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Our enemy is alive & well (8-9) James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
  • Jan 24, 2016Morning Service – Elders
    Jan 24, 2016
    Morning Service – Elders
    Series: Elders
    1Peter 5:1-4 Elder Leadership like cream always rises to the top, given enough time. Followers are essential for leaders to thrive. God desires EVERY Christian to grow up - mature in their faith. 1Tim. 3:1-7 Page 1193 “Elders” presbyterous “overseer” episkopos lead feed protect guide Ezekiel 34:1-6 (page 862) Peter Challenges the Elders (5:1-3) (2) 1. Keep watch over God's flock 2. Willingly do what God asks you to do (2b) 3. Don't do it for dishonest (shameful) gain (money) 4. Eager to serve (3) 5. Don't lord it over the sheep 6. Be a Godly example (pattern) to the flock (4) Conclusion: It will be worth it all Hebrews 13:20-21 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
  • Jan 17, 2016Morning Service – Testing Your Faith
    Jan 17, 2016
    Morning Service – Testing Your Faith
    1Peter 4:12-19 John 15:18-20 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. Matthew 5:11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 1 Thessalonians 3:2-4 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God's service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them. In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know. James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Mile markers to maturity! (12) Mile Marker 1 Don't be surprised! (13) Mile Marker 2 Share in Christ's suffering now, share in His glory later! Romans 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Acts 5:41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. (14-16) Mile Marker 3 How will you know if you are on the right road? (17-18) Mile Marker 4 If you think these bumps are bad for you, they're nothing compared to what's ahead for the unbeliever! Hebrews 12:7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? Proverbs 11:31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner! (19) Conclusion Don't stop doing good just because you suffer for it! God's Powerful Scriptures
  • Jan 10, 2016Morning Service – The End is Near
    Jan 10, 2016
    Morning Service – The End is Near
    Series: (Create New)
    The End is Drawing Near! 1Peter 4:7-11 Acts 1:6–11 (Page 1090) James 5:8 (AMP) So you also must be patient. Establish your hearts [strengthen and confirm them in the final certainty], for the coming of the Lord is very near. Matthew 24:36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. How then Should I Behave? 1. Be Alert 2. Of Sober mind Keep a clear head! 3. Pray…a lot! 4. Love each other Deeply Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 5. Offer Hospitality to each other Who owns my home? 6. Use your spiritual gift to serve others (11) Two categories: speaking gifts and serving gifts Seven Gifts Romans 12:6-8 Prophesying Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Serving (meeting physical needs) Teaching Clarifying truth Encourage / Exhortation Giving Leading Showing mercy (meeting emotional needs) One Purpose To serve others!