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Previous Sermons from December 2013 to October



December 29, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "Give Me that Old Time Gospel"

Scripture: Mark 16:15-20



The greatest news that ever touched the human heart is the gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is the gospel of sweet salvation that saves your soul.


The Gospel is a message of love, mercy, grace and forgiveness.   It omits no one.  It makes no difference who you are or what language you speak.  The Gospel reaches out to those in financial difficulties and betrayed by family.



The Church has a responsibility to share the greatest message in the world - it is a charge, an order,  a command.


We, as Christians, have a duty to tell someone about Jesus Christ.


The Gospel shows us the right way to worship God; how to treat our neighbors; how to treat our enemies.


Christians must read the Word to learn how to deal with different situations.


The Gospel is about fellowship, working with one another, loving one another.   But pleasing God will sometimes make people unhappy with you.


Related scriptures discussed were:

I Corinthians 10:13

Ephesians 3:10

II Thessalonians 2:14

Matthew 7:13-14

Matthew 11:28-29

Matthew 16:18

John 10:4

John 10:16



December 22, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "Jesus is the Rock of Ages"

Scripture: I Corinthians 10:1-4




Only one person is qualified to be called the Rock of Ages - Jesus.


He is the source of living water - John 4:14


Christ is the solid rock - all other ground is sinking sand.   Jesus as the Rock is strong enough to take whatever we place on His shoulders.  You must build your salvation on the Rock.


Christ is the Rock of Restoration.   Even though we may get tired we must remember Galatians 6:9-10.


Every day we need to make the daily confession - "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God."

Related scriptures discussed were:

Exodus 17:6

Psalms 89:26

John 4:9

John 4:29

Psalms 40:2







December 15, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "The Lord is our Strength in Times of Trouble"

Scripture: Psalms 29:11, 37:39-40




We need to rely on God in difficult times. - I Peter 5:7


We became God's chosen people when we became Christians.


Don't forget to seek the Lord's help, especially in difficult times. God is always present and is always on time.  We can get strenght from God whenever we need it.


God specializes in doing things people can't do.  Our faith opens the door for God to work.


We must stand still, have faith and see the salvation of the Lord.


We need to understand and know God.  We also need to know how to study the Bible     

Related scriptures discussed were:


Isaiah 41:9-10

Exodus 15:1-2

II Corinthians 12:6-10

II Timothy 4:16

Philippians 4:13

Luke 1:37

Galatians 6:9-10

I Chronicles 16:11


December 8, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "Do You Have a Strong Faith?"

Scripture: Romans 10:13-17



Where does faith come from?

     Paul answers in Romans 10:13-17.  Based on what Paul said faith begins with hearing the Word of God and that is the foundation of faith.

     --Romans 1:16


How do we determine our faith?  Our faith is determined by how we follow His word and put our trust in Him.


Why is it important to have faith?

1.  should and must have a strong faith - II Peter 3:18

2.  don't get tired of doing right - Galatians 6:9

3.  don't let people stop you from working for the Lord -     

      Revelations 2:10


Two reasons Christians have problems in developing a strong faith:

1. they don't count the cost of discipleship - Luke 14:26-33

2. lack of trust in God - Psalms 143:8




Related scriptures discussed were:

II Timothy 3:16

Ephesians 4:5

Hebrews 11:6

I Corinthians 15:58





December 1, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "The Crucifixion"

Scripture: Matthew 27: 33-44


We know very little about the crucifixion. John was the only  apostle to witness it.  We do know that Christ was on the cross for six hours (9am - 3pm).

     --Mark 15:25

     --Matthew 42:50


From the sixth hour until the ninth hour, God sent darkness.

     --Matthew 27:45

     --Luke 23:44


We do know that the onlookers demanded that Christ save Himself and come down from the cross.

     --Matthew 27:42

     --Luke 23:29


We need Jesus; we need to thank Him for what He has done.  It took someone  who had no sin to die for the sins of the world.  In taking on sin, Christ no longer looked human on the cross.

     --Isaiah 52:14



Related scriptures discussed were:

I Corinthians 2:2

Romans 5:10

Matthew 12:40

Matthew 28:21

Mark 16:9

Luke 24:1-7

Hebrews 2:14-18





November 17, 2013: Guest Speaker - Elder Calvin Kidd


The lesson for the week  is : "Keep the Failth in the Word of God"

Scripture: Hebrews 4: 1-2




1. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering ito his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

2. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.



Related scriptures discussed were:

Philippians 2:1-11

Romans 10:17

Hebrews 10:19

John 6:45

Romans 10:14

Mark 16:16

Luke 3:5





November 3, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "You Can Not Lose by Investing in God"

Scripture: Luke 6:38, Acts 20:35




The more you invest in God, the more you will receive both materially and spiritually.


You must have faith when you make your investment.


God is a God of giving:

     1.  in Genesis, God gave the world a world and life in the world

     2.  to Solomon, God gave wisdom

     3.  to Simon Peter, God gave a second chance

     4.  to Christians then and now, God has given us the Holy Spirit


God deals with us through faith.


God does not expect anything from you if He hasn't given you anything (I Corinthians 16:2).





Related scriptures discussed were:

Hebrews 11:6

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Matthew 5:20

Hebrews 8:6

II Corinthians 8:9




October 27, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "Don't Move Without God's Permisson"

Scripture: I Samuel 4:1-22




The word move means to change direction; to change from one position to another.


As a Christian, you need to consult God anytime you make a decision.

If you move without God, you will suffer consequences.

     --Numbers 14:40-44


God will let you suffer when you make decisons without Him.


How do you get your glory back?

     --make decisions honoring God

     --always respect God

     --Acts 17:28




Related scriptures discussed were:

Numbers 14:41-44

John 15:5

Philippians 4:13

Luke 1:37

Matthew 6:33




October 20, 2013

The lesson for the week is: "The Church at Smyrna"

Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11



8. "Write this letter to the angel of the church in Smyrna.   This is the message from the one who is the First and the Last, who was dead but is now alive.

9.  "I know about your suffering and your poverty - but you are rich!  I know the blasphemy of those opposing you. They say they are Jews, but they are not, because their synagogue belongs to Satan.

10.  Don't be afraid of what you are about to suffer.  The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days.  But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life.

11.  "Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.  Whoever is victorious will not be harmed by the second death.  




Related scriptures discussed were:

Galatians 6:9

Job 42:10

Matthew 6:33

I Peter 5:8

II Timothy 4:8




October 13, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "What About Your Worship?"

Scripture: John 4:24



As Christians we realize that:

1.  worship is important

2.  everyone should understand worship and who we worship

3.  need to prepare to worship

4.  worship is showing God how much you appreciate what He has done for you

5.   the most important thing for Christians to know is that Christ died, was buried and rose again


There are three ways that people worship:

1.  vain worship




2.  ignorant worship

3.  true worship


There are five acts of acceptable worship:

1.  The Lord's Supper

          -- I Corinthians 11:1

          -- Acts 20:7

2.   Singing

          -- in the Old Testament instruments were used, but only the priests could use them

          -- II Chronicles 29:25-29

          -- Numbers 10:8-10

          -- New Testament singing

          -- Ephesians 5:19

          -- Colossians 3:16

3.   Praying

          -- your faith must be connected with prayer because when you pray you expect something to happen

          -- I Peter 5:7

4.   Preaching

          -- II Timothy 4:1-4

5.   Giving

          -- giving is a command

          -- I Corinthians 16:1-2

          -- God not only tells us to give but also how to give

          -- Luke 6:38

          -- Matthew 5:20




Related scriptures discussed were:

Matthew 12:40

I Corinthians 11:23-26

Hebrews 10:25

Colossians 3:16

I Thessalonians 5:17

I Timothy 2:8



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