Jan 21, 2018
Marks of Discipleship: Worship
We’ve discussed generosity (in our money, time, and talents) and prayer (systematic, urgent, and sacrificial). Today we will discuss a third mark of discipleship-worship, in particular “personal worship”. Acts 20: 7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Hebrews 10:25; Hebrews 13:15 (NKJV)
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  • Jan 21, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Worship
    Jan 21, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Worship
    We’ve discussed generosity (in our money, time, and talents) and prayer (systematic, urgent, and sacrificial). Today we will discuss a third mark of discipleship-worship, in particular “personal worship”. Acts 20: 7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Hebrews 10:25; Hebrews 13:15 (NKJV)
  • Jan 14, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Prayer
    Jan 14, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Prayer
    Another mark of discipleship is prayer. Our prayer life should be systematic (everyday), urgent (addressing immediate needs and concerns), and sacrificial (giving up our own desires, possibly fasting, bending to God’s will). As you pray, you will become more intimate with the Lord and you become an extension of Him. Hebrews 5: 8; Matthew 6:7-8; Luke 18:1, 5:16; Mark 1:35; 1 Thessalonians 5: 17-18 (NKJV) Video unavailable.
  • Dec 31, 2017Marks of Discipleship-Generosity
    Dec 31, 2017
    Marks of Discipleship-Generosity
    As we ready to begin a new year, it is a time for self-examination. As Christians, how generous are we? Do we look out for others? Do we give to further the gospel? Or are we selfish and self-centered. Do we make excuses for not sharing our wealth (whether it is large or small) with others? John 13: 34-35; Galatians 3: 28 (NKJV)
  • Dec 24, 2017God’s Perfect Timing
    Dec 24, 2017
    God’s Perfect Timing
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    We do not always understand God’s timing concerning events in our lives but, as the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth illustrates, God’s time is always perfect. Matthew 1: 18-21; Luke 2: 1-20; Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV) (no video available)
  • Dec 10, 2017Jesus-The Fulfillment of Prophecy
    Dec 10, 2017
    Jesus-The Fulfillment of Prophecy
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    The birth of Jesus, the Wise Men’s visit, the flight to Egypt, and the exodus from Egypt back to Israel were all prophesied in the Old Testament. Matthew 2: 1-23, 3: 1-17; Micah 5: 2; Hosea 11: 1; Jeremiah 31: 15-17; Isaiah 40: 3-6 (NKJV)
  • Dec 3, 2017Preparing for Heaven
    Dec 3, 2017
    Preparing for Heaven
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    There are things Christians can do here on Earth that will prepare us for Heaven. Colossians 3: 1-4; Luke 15: 7, 10; 1 Corinthians 3: 11-15; Matthew 6: 19-21 (NKJV)
  • Nov 19, 2017The Comfort of God
    Nov 19, 2017
    The Comfort of God
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    How do we help those families who have lost loved ones or have been victims of evil? How do we offer them comfort? In truth, we can’t. But God can! We don’t directly control our emotions. We can control our will and our mind and in time that helps us control our emotions. Knowing what the Bible says about the death of believers and the after-life can bring us comfort. Philippians 1: 23-24; Isaiah 61:10; John 14:2; Psalm 23:7a; Matthew 17: 2-3; Revelation 19: 7-8; Revelation 21: 18-27 (NKJV)
  • Nov 12, 2017Why Do Bad Things Happen?
    Nov 12, 2017
    Why Do Bad Things Happen?
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    Last week, a terrible tragedy overtook our small community. Many in the Wilson County community lost family and friends. Many question why it happened, especially in a church during the service. Brother Mike speaks about why bad things sometimes happen, even to good people. He talks about how we can have hope even in the midst of such great tragedy. Habakkuk 2-3; John 3:16; Romans 8:28; Revelation 20: 10-15, 21: 1-5 (NKJV)
  • Nov 5, 2017The Just Shall Live By Faith
    Nov 5, 2017
    The Just Shall Live By Faith
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    As Martin Luther studied Romans 1:17, he only saw the side of condemnation regarding the justice of God. He saw the righteousness of God as a condemnation of sinners. After much studying though, Luther began to realize that the justice of God is a good thing. We are made righteous by faith, not by works or actions. It was the justice of God that sent Jesus Christ to the cross because sin had to be paid for; there had to be a blood sacrifice. Now because Christ paid for all our sins, we are made righteous when we accept Him as our Savior. Romans 1:17 (NKJV)
  • Oct 29, 2017Tradition or Scripture
    Oct 29, 2017
    Tradition or Scripture
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    Jesus chastised the Pharisees and Scribes for putting their traditions before the scriptures. Many churches and people still do this today. What is the test for whether a particular action or requirement is man-made or God designed? Check the scriptures. If it is not there, then it is a man-made tradition and not from God. Jesus asked, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?” Matthew 15: 1-3 (NKJV)
  • Oct 22, 2017God Has Our Back
    Oct 22, 2017
    God Has Our Back
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    As we read the story of the Israelites escape from Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea, we see that God not only led the Israelites, but in their great time of need He moved from the front of the group to the rear to protect them from the approaching Egyptian army. Likewise, if we are willing, God will lead us where He wants us to go and when Satan is trying to attack us, He will have our back and be our defender. Exodus 14:1-31 (NKJV)
  • Oct 8, 2017Sometimes Bad Things Just Happen
    Oct 8, 2017
    Sometimes Bad Things Just Happen
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    Whether a person is killed by accidents, natural disasters, or human cruelty, does not mean that they are worse sinners than those who survive. Jesus tells us in Luke 13 that everyone will eventually die. The important thing is to repent of your sins and get right with God so you will not perish but have everlasting life! Luke 13: 1-5; John 14:1-3 (NKJV)
  • Oct 1, 2017A History Lesson
    Oct 1, 2017
    A History Lesson
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    Knowing the past helps us live in the present. Brother Mike explores the history of the Star-Spangled Banner, a symbol of American Freedom. He also speaks of the flag of our faith, the symbol of our Christian freedom-the Lord’s Supper. Both of these symbols remind us that freedom is not free. It is only brought about by the shedding of blood. Galatians 5:1; 1Corinthians 11:24
  • Sep 24, 2017God’s People Are Color-Blind!
    Sep 24, 2017
    God’s People Are Color-Blind!
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    Jesus tries to help the disciples see their prejudice and lead them to where they need to be (color-blind). Just like the disciples, Christians sometimes let our fears and bad experiences prejudice us against certain groups of people. And like the disciples, we need to learn to be color-blind and accepting of all people who come to seek Christ regardless of color, race, or gender. Matthew 15:21-29 (NKJV)
  • Sep 17, 2017Don’t Let God Pass You By
    Sep 17, 2017
    Don’t Let God Pass You By
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    Jesus had planned to pass by the disciples because they had not understood who he was. However, He decided to have mercy on them and got in the boat with them to save them from the storm. God has every right to pass us by and leave us to judgement for our sins. But He is the Great Shepherd who wants to draw His sheep to Him. So, He extends His grace and mercy to all who will receive Christ as Savior and Lord. Mark 6: 45-52 (HCSB) (Tablet video not available due to technical difficulties)