Category Archives: Committment

You Can Do It!

Philippians 4:13 Introduction: I. I can do. What was Paul doing? a) Content with his circumstances (V. 12) Paul has learned the secret of contentment . . . he can be hungry, or well fed . . . he has learned to be content with much, or with little. He was rejoicing in all things

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Why is the Church So Important?

I Cor. 1:2; 3:5-10 and 16:19. “I am an alumnus of the church”, the man said to a friend. He obviously had given up on the church. I don’t know that I have ever heard of that term until I heard that story. It raises the question, is the church really important? When Jesus said, “upon this rock,

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Pumping UP in the New Year

1 Timothy 4: 1-10 The real power in one’s faith rests upon their beliefs. God designed us to believe in Him, the one true God, and in His son Jesus as our Savior. Our body, soul and spirit can only work together seamlessly when we believe this to be true in the core of our

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Our God is an Awesome God

Nahum 1:1-14 Scene – the Israelites being ruled by Assyria – and many had turned to the Assyrian gods.Nahum – how can you follow these idols when you could follow an awesome God – Jeremiah 2:13. I. The Lord is Jealous, (Nahum 1:2). 1. God created us to be His people – He does not like

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The Leader Can’t Do It All By Himself

Exodus 18:17-23 I. The preacher and the staff can’t do it all by themselves. (17-18) Moses couldn’t. The disciples couldn’t. We need your help and we are all ministers. What results when a leader tries to do it alone? 1. He is overworked and simply cannot do all that needs to be done. 2. The people

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Encountering God

Exodus 3:1-10 I. Turn Aside (1-3). How often in our busy lives does God try to get our attention and we don’t even notice? God’s call to a task can come to us at any time. This is why it is so important that we have a quiet time each day when we can listen to God. We need

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Does God Expect Too Much From Us?

Micah 6:1-8 Court Room scene I. Who’s tired of who? (Micah 6:3-5) Israel – I’m tired of coming to church – obeying laws – tithing – sacrifices – You’re wearing me out God. God – (Micah 6:3-5) Israel had wearied God.Malachi says Israel wearied God by talking but never doing. Isaiah 7:13 – Israel wearied God but

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A Study of 3 John

1. Gaius: A Commendable Christian (3 John:1-8)             a. We should live spiritually (1-2)             b. We should walk truthfully (3-4)             c. We should serve faithfully (5-6)             d. We should minister generously (7-8) 2. Diotrephes: A Wolf in Sheeps clothing             a. avoid malicious gossips (9-10) (1 Tim 5:19-20)             b. avoid prideful

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The Kind of Person God Uses

Psalm 78:70-72 I grew thinking God used only special people, those who were the most gifted, the most attractive and the ones with the most dramatic testimony of conversion. I can still see these types of people standing before youth rallies and other worship gatherings looking cool and telling their stories of how God changed

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