Oct 13, 2021
Bible Study – Ezra Chapter 2
Series: Book of Ezra
Chapter 2
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  • Oct 13, 2021Bible Study – Ezra Chapter 2
    Oct 13, 2021
    Bible Study – Ezra Chapter 2
    Series: Book of Ezra
    Chapter 2
  • Oct 10, 2021Let’s Be Builders
    Oct 10, 2021
    Let’s Be Builders
    Series: 2021

    Division

    This seems to be the word of the 21st century

    Every time you read a news story some group is angry at another group and unwilling to come together

    We know that the lost world will always be this way but it is not how the church is called to be

    In today’s world the church is just as much divided as the lost world

    Do you know that almost anyone can do demolition but it takes skill to build

    Look with me to
    1 Thes 5:11-25 NASB
     
    The very first verse of this passage is encouraging building one another up

    Let’s be builders within the church and those outside the church will notice

    When I say the church, I’m speaking of the church universal, meaning all God’s people

    This is something that 21st century Christians do not do very well. Build across the spectrum of all believers.

     
    “Live in peace with one another”

    Are you getting this, we are to build up the whole body not just one arm and demo is not a good thing

     
    This is called building up of the body of Christ

    As I said before it takes skill to be a builder

    You aren’t going to find a video on YouTube on being a builder of the body.

    There isn’t a book at Lowes or Home Depot that can teach you.

    How do I attain the skills to be a builder of the body?

     
    This is exactly how you become a good builder

    Notice the first steps are “rejoice always” and “pray without ceasing”

    If we follow those two steps, then what we are really doing is living in Jesus so he can teach us.

    Something modern believers find very hard to do is give thanks in “everything”

    We only want to be thankful for the “good stuff”

    God uses all things to teach us how to be good builders

    Vs 21 – 22 sound so easy but in this world these are areas we struggle in

    When we do not abstain from evil we are tearing down and not building up

    Satan is throwing everything he can at you to help you fail

    But ultimately we are the ones that give in to evil or not

    When we overcome the evil, through constant prayer it is God sanctifying us to continue to build

    The greatest thing we can do to help each other in this endeavor is vs 25
     
    Pray for one another

    Are you a demolition specialist or are you ready to build?

  • Oct 6, 2021Bible Study – Ezra Chapter 1
    Oct 6, 2021
    Bible Study – Ezra Chapter 1
    Series: Book of Ezra
  • Oct 3, 2021Rest
    Oct 3, 2021
    Rest
    Series: 2021
    The word rest brings many different thoughts to people Some immediately think of sleep Some a vacation Some even think of Retirement I want to look at why rest is important for the Human body 1 in 3 adults are not getting enough sleep according to a new study by CDC The American Psychological Association says that one large factor of sleep deprivation is STRESS WebMD lists stress as a factor in Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even alzheimers disease No wonder rest is something people say they want
    Look with me today to Matthew 11:27-30 to see what the scripture says about rest
     
    First of all Jesus says “ALL things have been handed over to me by my Father”
    In vs 28 Jesus says “Come to Me” “Come to Me” doesn’t mean swing by for a minute. It means to live in Him. When we live in Christ daily we give Him everything. “All who are weary and heavy laden” are you tired, worn out, at the end of your rope? “come to Me” Jesus says and “I will give you rest” This isn’t a temporary rest. It’s not a day that you can sleep late or a vacation or even a day to just relax. This is permanent rest. He will give you rest by you living in Him daily. Vs 29 says “take my yoke upon you and learn from me” Jesus is telling you if you come to Him to live in Him daily He will give you rest by teaching you to give all your troubles to Him In order to take His yoke…..we have to let Him remove ours. “you will find rest for your souls” The burdens, the weariness, all this can be overcome if we allow Christ to remove our yoke and place His on us Again however, I want to remind you this isn’t a picture of a brief rest and then back to the grind This passage is showing us that Jesus wants us to live in Him and let Him be our Lord every day and night When we say Jesus come be my Lord, we have to let Him, every day
     
    “My yoke is easy and My burden is light”
    Doesn’t that sound much better than to be overloaded and burdened down? If you have never come to Jesus, He is calling you today, to give Him your life If you have asked Him to be your Lord already then strive to live in Him everyday, it is what He wants from us. Are you ready to Rest today?
  • Sep 29, 2021Bible Study – Isaiah
    Sep 29, 2021
    Bible Study – Isaiah
  • Sep 26, 2021First Place
    Sep 26, 2021
    First Place
    Series: 2021
  • Sep 19, 2021Outside The Camp
    Sep 19, 2021
    Outside The Camp
    Series: 2021
  • Sep 12, 2021We Will Never Forget
    Sep 12, 2021
    We Will Never Forget
    Series: 2021
  • Aug 29, 2021The Cowardly Lion
    Aug 29, 2021
    The Cowardly Lion
    Series: 2021

    This morning we are all keeping our eyes on the weather. Hurricane Ida is making her presence known

    For most of us the words “Hurricane headed for the Gulf Coast” are words that bring fear

    Goliath:
    Over 9 feet tall
    Armor weighed 125lbs
    Spear was over 12 ft long
    Spear head weighed 33+ lbs

    David:
    Less then 6 ft tall
    Still a teen
    Used a sling and a rock

    I give you all this information because I want you to get a context of this story

    The point I want you to take away from all of this is: “the battle is the Lord's”

    How did David, a young teen, have the courage to face the giant with only a sling and a rock?!?

    He knew he had the power of God on his side, and nothing is impossible for God!

    God is described as the Lion of Judah

    Why the Lion?

    Because the Lion is the fiercest animal in the Kingdom

    David showed the courage of the Lion because, in God, he had that same power

    Understand this, when you accept Jesus as your Lord, you too are given the power to overcome the world

    Believers today have been given that same power to overcome the world

    Christians you have the strength of the Lion

    I spoke with the children this morning about the cowardly lion from “The Wizard of Oz”

     
    He was the King of the jungle but he lacked the one thing he needed most...

    Courage

    How could this be?!? He was a lion!

    Somehow, something had happened to the Lion, and he lost his courage and believed he was forever weak

    This gave him a paralyzing fear

    Believers, today we are walking around in this world in some paralyzing fear believing we can’t

    The one thing that can change all that, is remembering this fact: "the battle is the Lord’s"

    David could look at that giant and know that he physically wasn’t able to defeat him

    But, he knew that, without a doubt, God was able and the battle was His anyway

    As believers, we wonder sometimes how someone can say “I don’t need God”

    Then we turn around and live our lives as if “we don’t need God all the time”

    Most days we think "I got this on my own"

    When trouble strikes, we call on God. "Ok God, I need you this time."

    The fact of the matter is that apart from God we can do nothing – John 15:5

    When we trust in our own strength, we run around like a cowardly Lion,

    Afraid to engage people in conversation about Jesus

    Afraid to take a stand for our Heavenly Father

    Afraid to do the mission that we were given as Christians – Go and Tell

    We are the offspring of the Lion of Judah! Stop being a cowardly lion and walk in the power of God!

    You can’t do that if you don’t know Him

    Would you like to know Him today?

  • Aug 25, 2021Bible Study – Isaiah
    Aug 25, 2021
    Bible Study – Isaiah
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