Sep 13, 2015
Exercise in Faith
Trials can help us exercise our faith. When we face trials there are three things we should do: 1. Reckon 2. Understand 3. Rely/Submit/Yield. James 1: 2-4
  • Sep 13, 2015Exercise in Faith
    Sep 13, 2015
    Exercise in Faith
    Trials can help us exercise our faith. When we face trials there are three things we should do: 1. Reckon 2. Understand 3. Rely/Submit/Yield. James 1: 2-4
  • Sep 6, 2015Recognize Trials with Joy
    Sep 6, 2015
    Recognize Trials with Joy
    If you are enduring something, you know that God has allowed a trial in your life. How will you react? Trials are allowed to try our faith. They can make us bitter or better. The choice is ours. James 1: 2-3; Hebrews 12: 2-3; 1 Peter 4: 12-13; John 6: 6, 12
  • Aug 30, 2015Giving
    Aug 30, 2015
    Series: No Series
  • Aug 16, 2015Life on Loan
    Aug 16, 2015
    Life on Loan
    Series: No Series
    We are on this earth for just a short time and we want to make the most of our time. One way to do this is to deal with our possessions in such a way as to honor the Lord. Greed is a problem for many in our country. It is the spirit of the anti-christ and one of the seven deadly sins mentioned in the New Testament. To deal with greed, we must learn to be content. Brother Mike discusses greed and gives tips on how to learn to be content. Luke 12:16-21; Philippians 4: 11
  • Aug 9, 2015Change
    Aug 9, 2015
    Series: No Series
    Technology has brought many changes in the last 100 years. God wants to bring about change in our lives, but He wants us to have a change of heart. He wants us to yield to the Lord so that we can reflect His light and nature. Spending time with God changed Moses’ life and it can change ours, too. 2 Corinthians 3: 15-16, 18; 5:17
  • Jul 26, 2015I Y’am What I Y’am (Regrets)
    Jul 26, 2015
    I Y’am What I Y’am (Regrets)
    Series: No Series
    Everyone has regrets. Peter, the apostle, and Paul, the disciple, both experience regret in their denial of Jesus Christ. Yet, Jesus forgave them when they confessed their sin, just as we are forgiven when we confess our sins. After you have confessed your sin and asked God to forgive you, the sin is forgotten by God. So then when regret comes to mind and tries to make you feel guilty about forgiven sin, claim Romans 8:28. We can’t change the past, we can only move forward. Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 15:9-10; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 3:13-14
  • Jul 19, 2015Do Not Worry
    Jul 19, 2015
    Do Not Worry
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    Worry is a faithless act. When you recognize the tendency to worry, pray-it will change your attitude about worry. 1Peter 5:7 says to turn care into prayer. Matthew 6: 25-34
  • Jul 12, 2015The Lord’s Supper
    Jul 12, 2015
    The Lord’s Supper
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    When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, he did not intend it to cause segregation, debate, or separation. It was intended to unify Christians worldwide as they met to remember what Christ had done for them. It was also an epiphany for the Disciples-Christ, the Son of God, demonstrated humility, love and sacrifice as they were arguing over which one of them was the greatest disciple. Matthew 26: 26-30 (NKJV)
  • Jul 5, 2015The Rub
    Jul 5, 2015
    The Rub
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    People look for balance in their lives. They strive for the perfect “peaceful moment”. But in the parable of the sower, Jesus talked about the troubles of the Christian sowing the seeds of the Gospel. For the evangelistic Christian, there seldom is a peaceful moment. Still, the most important job for a Christian is to sow seeds of the Gospel. Matthew 13: 1-9 (NKJV)
  • Jun 28, 2015Marriage (According to God)
    Jun 28, 2015
    Marriage (According to God)
    Series: No Series
  • Jun 7, 2015An Invitation
    Jun 7, 2015
    An Invitation
    Hebrews 13: 9-16 Paul invites us to go to Jesus, who is outside the “camp” (the temple, the tabernacle, and the city), bearing His reproach. To follow Christ, we must lay down pride, possessions, and “rights”. We must be willing to give of our time and money and control our reactions to people around us. We must sometimes get out of our comfort zones and minister to others.
  • May 31, 2015A Message for Our Graduates
    May 31, 2015
    A Message for Our Graduates
    Hebrews 13: 5-8 Brother Mike gives the new high school and college graduates some sage advice.
  • May 24, 2015Be Content
    May 24, 2015
    Be Content
    Hebrews 13: 5-6 Are you controlled by greed? By fear of not having enough? Do these affect your giving to those in need? How do you find contentment with what you have, so that you are able to extend giving to others in need?
  • May 17, 2015Honoring Marriage
    May 17, 2015
    Honoring Marriage
    Hebrews 13:1-4 Hospitality has its limits when it conflicts with the Word of God. Marriage originated in the book of Genesis as a spiritual union, not a civil one, between a man and a woman and should be honored as such.
  • May 3, 2015Hospitality 2: The Sequel
    May 3, 2015
    Hospitality 2: The Sequel
    Hospitality expands to so many areas of our lives: our world, our church, our home, and our hearts. The Gospel of Matthew tells us how we can serve Christ by being hospitable to others. The goal of hospitality should be to reveal to someone their worth and value to God and bring them to the point where they realize their need for Jesus Christ in their lives. Hebrews 13:1-3; Matthew 25:33-40