Recent Sermons

 

Two-Step Bible Study

8/16/17 PM

PowerPoint slides for a very simple review of proving what a text does not mean.

Bible Christians believe God inspired scripture, led apostles to confirm the canon, preserved scripture, and gave the rules to rightly interpret it. The first rule is to reject any contradictions and to reconcile all verses for one overall positive statement of truth on every subject.





Gospel of John (74)

8/13/17 AM

8:1-11 for our Lord escaping a legal trap and turning it on His wicked enemies.

This woman did not seek Jesus. The passage is not about compassion or forgiveness, but the righteous execution of the law. Jesus did not overlook her sin or compromise strict justice. He thwarted the Jewish accusers for violations of the legal process for capital punishment.





Gospel of John (75)

8/13/17 PM

8:12-20 for Jesus as the light of the world and easily rebutting Jewish accusations.

The world is dark in every sense - depraved, devilish, dysfunctional, and dying. Sin has corrupted all aspects of life. But Jesus is the light of the world and can save men from darkness, if they will follow Him, which is much more than hearing, believing, or professing.





Gospel of John (72)

8/6/17 AM

8:1-11 with review of Bible manuscript evidence for the Pericope Adulterae.

Most textual critics reject John 7:53 - 8:11. Modern Greek versions and English translations either omit the verses or bracket them. But there is plenty of evidence for the verses, and the Bible we trust has them, so we believe and use them as much as any verse in the Bible.





Gospel of John (73)

8/6/17 PM

8:1-11 for our Lord escaping a legal trap and turning it on His wicked enemies.

The scribes and Pharisees thought they had Jesus in an impossible dilemma with a framed adulteress. But He turned it on their heads with one sentence, and they all left. Many abuse this passage and think Jesus relaxed the holiness of God and severity of the law against adultery.





What Is Wrong with the Angels?

8/2/17 PM

PowerPoint slides about personal evangelism to build your love of souls.

Jesus described a man rejoicing with friends after finding a lost sheep and a woman rejoicing after finding a lost coin. Men get excited about very small things. But the angels rejoice over one sinner that repents! Do you get excited about seeing individuals saved?





Love Is the Greatest (5)

7/30/17 AM

Brotherly love is the greatest means (#8), and source (#9), and challenge (#10).

We can do more good for the glory of God and the kingdom of Christ by love than any other Christian fruit. We can obtain more benefits and live more peacefully and prosperously by love than any other way. But loving others is the greatest challenge due to our sin natures.





Love Is the Greatest (6)

7/30/17 PM

Finish of series from the greatest example (#11) to the greatest device (#16).

God adopted us in love, gave us a new nature that can love, gave us examples of love, sent us a manual of love, and rewards us for loving. What else do you need to love the brethren? There are several errors about this subject, but it also allows liberal devising and creativity.





Love Is the Greatest (3)

7/23/17 AM

Love is the greatest concept (#2) and ideal (#4) - a perfect relational bond.

God chose churches for His people. Love is the perfect bond for sinners to work and worship together in one body. They learn individually to make others more important than themselves. What causes fighting and war? when pride and selfish lusts are not replaced with selfless love.





Love Is the Greatest (4)

7/23/17 PM

Love viewed variously is the greatest grace (#5), evidence (#6), and measure (#7).

All men by nature are malicious and hateful, and only an incredible work of grace can cause them to truly love others. This brotherly love is the best evidence of eternal life - not faith or doctrinal knowledge. It is the great measure of a person, a marriage, a family, and a church.





Count Your Blessings

7/19/17 PM

The church gave God verbal thanks and praise for abundance of all good things.

It is a command of both testaments to give thanks always for all things. This activity is profitable for the soul and encourages others. Some think they are overwhelmed by a minor burden or two in life, so they miss the million good things God has poured out on them.





Love Is the Greatest (1)

7/16/17 AM

Introduction to the topic, I Cor 12:28 - 13:13, and love is our greatest duty (#1).

The N.T. church is more glorious than any previous form of worship. David planned his temple to be exceeding magnifical. How do we make a church the best it can be? By brotherly love, which exceeds any spiritual gift or office, for it is the perfect bond of our living stones.





Love Is the Greatest (2)

7/16/17 PM

Love is the greatest concept (#2), and love is the greatest definition (#3).

The divine library of the Bible is filled with wonders - including the concept and definition of love. The world says and sings much about love, but they do not have a clue. They know only lust. True love is a choice to serve others for their profit in the sight of God and men.





Hopeless or Hopeful Women

7/12/17 PM

A meeting of girls and women to increase their hope to be great women on earth.

The challenge of being a wife and mother can seem like a lot. Weak women with little faith talk themselves into hopelessness and being overwhelmed. Strong women with trust in God are filled with hope for this life and eternity in heaven. 135 slides with many helpful contrasts.





David (14)

7/9/17 AM

Simple sermons for reviewing the traits of David (68-71) that made him special.

David was the man after Gods own heart (I Sam 13:14; Acts 13:22). He is in the Hall of Faith. Jesus is Son of David. The Bible exalts David by telling us more about him than any ten others. A good goal is for us to have the special traits that caused God to delight in him.





David (15)

7/9/17 PM

Simple sermons for reviewing the traits of David (72-75) that made him special.

David was the man after Gods own heart (I Sam 13:14; Acts 13:22). He is in the Hall of Faith. Jesus is Son of David. The Bible exalts David by telling us more about him than any ten others. A good goal is for us to have the special traits that caused God to delight in him.





Good Men with Bad Children

7/3/17 PM

Some of the greatest men in the Bible had some of the worst kids for your comfort.

Studying David reveals terrible children. There are no perfect parents, and imperfect parents that fear and love God like David may find consolation in Bible examples and evidence that many great men had delinquent children, though it is no excuse for slothful parenting.





David (13)

7/2/17 AM

Simple sermons for reviewing the traits of David (63-67) that made him special.

David was the man after Gods own heart (I Sam 13:14; Acts 13:22). He is in the Hall of Faith. Jesus is Son of David. The Bible exalts David by telling us more about him than any ten others. A good goal is for us to have the special traits that caused God to delight in him.





Communion Service

7/2/17 PM

Along with a review of Psalm 22, the church sang ten communion songs of ten families.

Psalm 22 is the most graphic account of our Lords crucifixion suffering - in the first person by prophecy. Though David did not fully understand what he wrote (I Pet 1:10-12), we may understand his words more fully of what Jesus endured to redeem our souls from sin.





Men Prayer Meeting

6/28/17 PM

The men used their monthly meeting for extra prayer based on the ten parts of life.