Past Sermons from the Pulpit at SRCOC

 

June 15, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "God Needs Men who will Stand in the Gap"

Scripture: Ezekiel 22:30-31

 

One of the greatness needs in the church can be expressed in one word - men.

 

Good men are rare in the church.  The church needs men who will stand firm for what is right.  The church needs faithful, strong, courageous men.

 

The strength of a congregation is found in its' men.

 

Men who are willing to learn and who are willing to teach others are needed in the church.

 

Godly men must be strong individuals.  They must stay in the church no matter what; stand up when things get rough.

 

God needs men who have a forgiving spirit.

 

 

 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

 

Jeremiah 5:1

II Timothy 2:1-3

Ephesians 6:10

John 3:3

Joshua 24:15

Ephesians 5:23

I Corinthians 11:3

I Peter 3:1-6

 

June 8, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "The Power of Unity"

Scripture: I Corinthians 12:12-14

 

Unity was a motivating factor in the early church.

 

When one member is rejoicing, all are rejoicing; when one member is weeping all are weeping; when one member is in trouble, all should be concerned.

 

Christians should be known by the love they show one another.  Christians must affirm, pray and work for unity.

 

The church is composed of many members; we must not be divided against one another.

 

When a person doesn't come to church and they are not hindered by something beyond their control, they have sinned.

 

When  a Christian misses church, he or she misses an opportunity to exhort someone or to be exhorted by someone.

    -Christians are not independent of each other

    -This doesn't mean that Christians will always get

      get along, but will learn  work with each other in

      love

    -If a division does occur, leadership must say

     something

 

Chrisitians must learn to forgive each other and take the wrong.

 

Every member is important in the body of Christ.

 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

 

Hebrews 10:25

Ephesians 4:1-3

I Corinthians 6:7

Romans 12:18

Galatians 6:1

 

June 1, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "Without Faith"

Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-6

 

 

You can make it in the world wthout a lot of things, but you can't make it without faith.  

 

Faith is confidence in God that leadeth to obedience.

 

Faith is needed to become connected to God and faith is needed to remain connected to God.

 

No one can please God without faith.

 

Faith is required to become and to remain a Christian.

 

Faith in God is:  

1.  there in good times and in bad times

2.  understanding what God is doing in your life and not understanding

3.  believing in God when others have given up

 

The stronger our faith, the  stronger we are.   In order to become strong, one  must study the word.

 

Without faith, prayers are without a purpose.

 

  

Related scriptures discussed were:

 

Romans 10:1

Mark 16:16

John 3:18

John 8:24

Acts 10:43

Romans 3:28

Galatians 3:26-27

I Corinthians 13:2

 

May 25, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "What If Tomorrow Never Comes?"

Guest Speaker: Deacon Clement Gamble

Scripture: James 4:13-17

 

 

It is not wise to plan a future without God.  We do not know when death will come, but it will come as a thief.

 

How does one become a Christian?  There are four things that happen in the conversion?

1.  there is a change of heart - Romans 10:17

2.  there is a change of lifestyle -II Corinthians 5:17

3.  there is a change of Lordship - Romans 10:9-10

4.  there is a change of relationship - I Peter 3:21

 

There are four actions that occur in the conversion:

1.  faith (change of heart)

2.  repentence (change of lifestye)

3.  confession (change of Lordship)

4  baptism (change of relationship)

 

What is your eternal destination?  All people are going to heaven or hell.  No issue is more important than your personal relationship with God.

 

  

Related scriptures discussed were:

 

Hebrews 9:27

Mattew 10:32-33

Matthew 25:31

Revelations 20:10

Revelations 20:14-15

Revelations 21:1-4

 

May 18, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "You Can Run but You Can't Hide"

Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3

 

 

Jonah was an autobiography written to show God's love for His people.

 

No man is so low that God can't save him.

 

Nineveh was the richest city of its' day.  However, it was a wicked city.  God wanted Jonah to preach there but Jonah went against God.  

 

In running away from God, Jonah forgot the everywhereness of God.  And every step that Jonah made away from God was a downward step.

 

It is best to do what God says do.  He will then bless you.  It is time to stop running.

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

 

Jeremiah 23: 24

Psalm 139:7

Luke 6:38

Proverbs 22:9

Haggai 1:2

Matthew 6:33

Acts 20:28

Hebrews 9:22

I Corinthians 14:34

I Timothy 2:12

 

 

May 11, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "A Lesson about Women from an Experienced Man"

Scripture: 1 Kings 11:1-6

 

 

This is a message to be shared with all women.  A great value has been placed on women by God.  

 

When Solomon became king, he asked for wisdom.  The book of Proverbs, written by Solomon, teaches man how God wants us to live.

 

Women have power, but it is not to be abused.  Women should use this power to build up oneself, her husband, her children, God's kingdom.  Women rule the destiny of mankind.

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

1 King 3:9-10

1 King 4:29

Proverbs 5:18

Proverbs 6:29

Proverbs 9:13

Proverbs 11:16

Proverbs 11:26

Proverbs 14:1

Proverbs 19:13

Proverbs 21:9

Proverbs 21:19

Proverbs 30:20

Proverbs 12:4

Proverbs 31:10

Ecclesiastes 12:13

 

 

May 4, 2014

Guest Speaker : Gerald Thomas - Coosada Road Church of Christ, Montgomery, AL

 

The lesson for the week  is : "Happy People in a Sad World"

Scripture: Acts 2:46

 

 

We live in a world full of stress, but Jesus said that He will put no more on us than we can bear.

 

First century Christians were glad because they realized that they were a part of God's family.  Like the first century Christians, our minds must be set in Christ; we can't be double minded.  Much of our unhappiness can be found or is rooted in us trying to serve God and man.  Christ will supply all of our needs.  We must throw away everything that keeps us from God.

 

 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

 

Matthew 10:28

Colossians 3:1-3

Matthew 6:24

Acts 5:41

I Peter 1:3-9

Hebrews 12:1-2

I Peter 4:12-16

Acts 8:39

Acts 16:34