Sermons from February 2014

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DEVOTION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE-MATTHEW 15:8,9

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DEVOTION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE – MATTHEW 15:8, 9 “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love” (Revelation 2:4). True devotion to Christ requires more than just words . . . “words are cheap,”  real fruit counts with God (Ephesians 2:10). I. DEVOTION TO CHRIST IS MORE THAN AN EXERCISE OF […]

DEDICATION TO GOD PRODUCES A GREAT COUNTRY! – COLOSSIANS 3:17

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DEDICATION TO GOD PRODUCES A GREAT COUNTRY! – COLOSSIANS 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” (Colossians 3:17). I. INTRODUCTION Examples from history II. CHRISTIAN AND DEDICATION Christian commitment and dedication is important for at […]

HELPING MARRIAGES – PART 3

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HELPING MARRIAGES – PART 3 REVIEWING GOD’S PRINCIPLES FOR MARRIAGE Most of us have heard someone talk of the second coming of Christ.  The sense of longing conveyed in their voice reminds us of the deep desire God has placed within each believer to finally one day behold His perfect love and glory.  Yet now, […]

HELPING MARRIAGES – PART 2

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HELPING MARRIAGES – PART 2 ALL MARRIAGES EXPERIENCE STRESS Because of a growing concern about the divorce rate, there needs to be more and more tools made available to empower couples to live out godly marriages.  Clearly, it is becoming more and more self-evident that many couples are not prepared for the challenges of marriage […]

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES – PART 1

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Leadership Principles – Part 1 God gives us freedom to make choices within the parameters of His grand design. He gives us the tools we need to make good decisions: His Word, the Holy Spirit, prayer, good minds, and wise counselors.  But He doesn’t take away our freedom. We can make plans, but we must […]

GOOD WORKS

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Good Works Encouraging each other unto good works [Hebrews 10:23-25]. We often accept, intellectually, what God’s Word has to say but have difficulty with the “doing.” Let’s consider some of the “good works” we are supposed to be encouraging others to do. Faithfulness in marriage vs. divorce and abandonment Married commitment vs. live-in casual sex […]

HELPING MARRIAGES – PART 1

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Helping Marriages – Part 1 All marriages experience stressful situations. All marriage partners, from time to time, get to the point of thinking that they have the best solution to the problem at hand, excluding the thoughts of their spouse. Here are some helpful thoughts when stressful times come: Do not think because you have […]

THE BLESSINGS OF GOD – PART 4 OF 4

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The Blessings of God – Part 4 of 4 Today we continue our study of God’s blessings derived through leading our families in a Godly lifestyle and a greater understanding of His Word. Today the world attempts to lead our families away from God, but the thinking Christian will bring about a greater love and […]