Previous Sermons

October 6, 2013

The lesson for the week  is : "Children, Parents,  We Need to Pray for Each Other"

Scripture: I Samuel 3:1

 

 

As parents, we must find a way to get our kids focused back on God.  In order to do this, we must turn to the Bible.

 

Parents must raise their children, even if the children don't like it.   As parents, we must pray to God about our children  and have faith.  This is the major problem facing parents today - not giving their children to God.

     ----children are not in Bible study

     ----children are not in Sunday School

     ----children are not in Wednesday evening Bible study

     ----children are not in Sunday morning worship service

 

In I Samuel 2:17, God brought His name back in through the youth.  The name Samuel means "His name is God".

 

Do not be afraid to let God use yor children.

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

Proverbs 22:6

I Samuel 1: 1-17

I Samuel 2:7

Luke 19:28

 

 

September 29,2013

The lesson for the week  is : "Oh Lord, Please Give Me More Strength"

Scripture: I Samuel 30: 1-6

 

 

Everyone has problems from time to time, but  not everyone handles problems the same way.

 

David had many problems:

    --he was pursued by King Saul

    --there were many attempts on his life

    --he committed adultery

    --one son killed another son

    --his entire family was taken captive

    --his subjects wanted to stone him

 

But David overcame them all and is remembered as "a man after God's own heart".

 

How was David able to deal with all of the storms in his life?  He strengthen himself in the Lord.  He did this in three steps.

1.  He placed his trust in the Lord

      **Psalm 56

2.  He was determined to praise the Lord for His help

     **Psalm 59

3.  He overcame loneliness by seeking out God

     **Psalm 63

 

God is displeased when we, as Christians, seek to solve our problems without Him.

     --Isaiah 30:1-3

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

Matthew 6:33

Jeremiah 17: 5-8

Isaiah 30:1-3

I Peter 5:6-7

II Corinthians 12:7-9

 

 

 

 

September 22, 2013

The lesson for the week  was : "Your Expectation is Your Faith at Work"

Scripture: Matthew 9:27-31

 

 

God  will meet you at your level of expectation.  If you expect a problem, you will get a problem.

 

As a Christian you need to pay close attention to what you you are expecting.  You have to get to know you and what your talent is.  God has shown you what your talent is.  God wil not bless you in the wrong area.

 

When you want something to happen, you have to do something.  God will not do for you what you can do for yourself.

 

It is important to set the tone for the day.   Begin each day by saying, "Something good will happen to me today." or, "God will bless me today."

 

Expectations work both ways - both good and bad.  If you expect somthing bad to happen, it will.  That is just faith working in the wrong direction.

 

In order to determine what you are expecting in life you must have a goal or goals and have a strategy (specific steps) to reach that goal or goals.   In other words you must focus and work for what you want in life.

 

Above all, what you want must be in God's will for you.

 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

Matthew 9:29

Deuteronomy 8:18

Proverbs 23:7

James 1:5-6

Romans 10:17

Hebrews 11:6

 

 

September 15, 2013 - Message delivered at Coosada Road Church of Christ Homecoming Evening Service

 

The lesson for the week  was : "What if We treated the Lord like our Cellphones?"

Scripture: John 15:5

 

How much knowledge would Christians have if they treated the bible and Jesus like their cell phones?

Consider your cellphone as an example of your relationship with Jesus.

 

Principles of a cell phone:

1.  stay in touch with family, friends, work, society

     a. staying in touch with Jesus would result in less  temptations and bad decisions

2.  if a cell phone is forgotten, we will turn around and go back and get it

     a.  will we turn around and go back if we forget our  bible?

3.  don't want to miss any calls

      a.  as Christians, we need to call on Jesus

4.  to stay connected on a cell phone, we must pay the bill

       a.  with Jesus, we already have a prepaid plan

 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

John 15:5          

John 14:6

James 4:8

Deuteronomy 8:11

Romans 16:16

Romans 8:31

Proverbs 1:24-28

John 14:13

Luke 18:1

I Thessalonians 5:17

II Corinthians 12:8

I Peter 5:7

 

September 8, 2013

The lesson for the week  was : "The Lord will see You Through It."

Scripture: Joshua 1:5-9

 

 

Both Christians and sinners have problems.  But as Christians, we have blessed assurance that God will see us through our problems.

 

As Christians, we are ridiculed for our lifestyle; our belief in one Lord, one faith, one baptism.  But we know that God will see us through it because the bible tells us so.

 

As servants of God we must have the couage to stand against trials and tribulations.  In order to win over trials and tribulations, we must do things God's way.

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

Joshua 1:5-9

Ephesians 6:10

II Timothy 1:7

Isaiah 55:8-9

Joshua 24:15

Psalm 37:23-25

 

 

September 1, 2013

The lesson for the week  was : "Love - Is It Real or Just a Thrill?"

Scripture: Judges 16: 5-31

 

In a world of fake furs and pearls, people are looking for the real thing.

Samson was in love with Delilah, but Delilah hated Samson while pretending to love him.  The money offered her caused her to betray Samson.   On three different occasions Samson pretended to tell Delilah the truth about his strenght.  She used his love for her to finally get the truth out of him. Love and hate are two of the strongest emotions a human can feel.  Love is the mark of Christian discipleship.  Jesus loved us to the point that He died for us and will always be with us.

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

Judges 16:5-31

Revelations 2:10

Job 20:5

Job 36:13

John 13:35

Matthew 21:8-9

Genesis 2:18-20

 

August 25, 2013

The lesson for the week  was : "Do You Know that Your Redemmer Lives?"

 

We know that Christ died and we know His last words.  We know that He was mocked and laughed at.  Joseph put Christ's body in his tomb.  It was sealed and Roman soliders were placed around it to guard it.  An angel of God came down from heaven and rolled away the stone.   Christ walked the earth for 40 days after His resurrection.  It is because of Christ's resurrection that salvation is possible. 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

Romans 4:25

I Corinthians 15:12-19

Matthew 28:5-6

Acts 1:3

Luke 24:15

John 20:20

John 20:26

John 21:1-5

Actis 1:9-11

Matthew 12:40

Hebrews 11:6

Romans 6:5

 

August 11, 2013

The lesson for the week  was: "If you have been redeemed, you  ought to say so!"

 

You must remember that God is good and that as  a Christian it is important that you talk to others about your redemption.  While some situations may try to stress you out, you can handle it by relying on the knowledge that God will help you out of a storm.  And when going through a storm, remember that God is always with you. 


Related scriptures that were discussed include the following:

 

Psalm 107:1-3

II Samuel 22:2

Jeremiah 20:9

 

 

July 21, 2013

The lesson for the week was: " Oh Death, where is Thy Sting? Oh Grave, where is Thy Victory"

 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:55-58


While exploring the understanding that Death can do you no harm, one must realize that he or she must be baptized into Jesus Christ for salvation and for victory over death.

 

Related scriptures that were discussed include the following:

 

Revelation 14 :13

Philippians 1: 21

2 Corinthians 5:1,10

John 5: 28-29

Hebrewsy 9: 27

Luke 16: 20-31


If you didn’t manage to make one of the services this week, you can listen to our Sunday and Wednesday sermons and bible studies via our link on www.settlementroadchurch.com . Time will be announced with the link. Also look forward to sermons from our Assistant Ministers Elder Calvin Kidd and Deacon Clement Gamble.