Dec 27, 2020
The Birth Of Hope
Series: 2020

HOPE

Without hope people give up

In sports, in love, in life; hope is the driving force

No matter how bad things get, if you have hope, you can persevere

In Isaiah’s day, times were bad for the Jews

 
"For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;

And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,

On the throne of David and over his kingdom,

To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore.

The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this."

Suddenly, there is hope and hope for all eternity

This sign was passed on and the people looked for the future hope

Because the birth was a lowly one, many people did not believe

Luke 2:6-14 NASB

"While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.

And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;

for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

"This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."

The birth of the Hope of the world was announced

Look at verse 11
 
The Savior of the World is the Hope they had all been looking for

Because of the sin in the world, mankind was destined to Hell

That is what this Savior is about; saving us from our own destiny

He would pay the debt we couldn’t pay to reconcile us with God

Without our Savior, Jesus, there would be no hope.

Perhaps some did not believe the shepherds

 
"And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon;

and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

And he came in the Spirit into the temple;

and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law,

then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,

"Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;

For my eyes have seen Your salvation, Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."

How about Simeon; can you believe him? He was led by the Holy Spirit

Simeon shared a great hope for us

He proclaimed a light of revelation to the Gentiles

This gives hope to all people; Jews and Gentiles

 
"And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.

She was advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,

and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four.

She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.

At that very moment she came up and began giving thanks to God,

and continued to speak of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Anna, the prophetess, told everyone that this child was the redemption of Israel

The hope, that over 400 years earlier had been prophesied, was here

He was born, the hope of the world

Romans 3:23 tells us that we have all sinned

Romans 6:23
Says the wages of sin are death

BUT the free gift of God is eternal life

This is the Hope that we have, and His name is Jesus

He lived, was crucified, buried, and rose again on the 3rd day.

Romans 10:9 says WHOEVER believes in Him

Will not perish but have eternal life

This is the Hope that gets us through every challenge of life

Do you know that hope or are you still looking for it?

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  • Dec 27, 2020The Birth Of Hope
    Dec 27, 2020
    The Birth Of Hope
    Series: 2020

    HOPE

    Without hope people give up

    In sports, in love, in life; hope is the driving force

    No matter how bad things get, if you have hope, you can persevere

    In Isaiah’s day, times were bad for the Jews

     
    "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;

    And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor,

    Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

    There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,

    On the throne of David and over his kingdom,

    To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore.

    The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this."

    Suddenly, there is hope and hope for all eternity

    This sign was passed on and the people looked for the future hope

    Because the birth was a lowly one, many people did not believe

    Luke 2:6-14 NASB

    "While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth.

    And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

    In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

    And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

    But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;

    for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

    "This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

    And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

    "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."

    The birth of the Hope of the world was announced

    Look at verse 11
     
    The Savior of the World is the Hope they had all been looking for

    Because of the sin in the world, mankind was destined to Hell

    That is what this Savior is about; saving us from our own destiny

    He would pay the debt we couldn’t pay to reconcile us with God

    Without our Savior, Jesus, there would be no hope.

    Perhaps some did not believe the shepherds

     
    "And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon;

    and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

    And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

    And he came in the Spirit into the temple;

    and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law,

    then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,

    "Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;

    For my eyes have seen Your salvation, Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

    A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."

    How about Simeon; can you believe him? He was led by the Holy Spirit

    Simeon shared a great hope for us

    He proclaimed a light of revelation to the Gentiles

    This gives hope to all people; Jews and Gentiles

     
    "And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.

    She was advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,

    and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four.

    She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.

    At that very moment she came up and began giving thanks to God,

    and continued to speak of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

    Anna, the prophetess, told everyone that this child was the redemption of Israel

    The hope, that over 400 years earlier had been prophesied, was here

    He was born, the hope of the world

    Romans 3:23 tells us that we have all sinned

    Romans 6:23
    Says the wages of sin are death

    BUT the free gift of God is eternal life

    This is the Hope that we have, and His name is Jesus

    He lived, was crucified, buried, and rose again on the 3rd day.

    Romans 10:9 says WHOEVER believes in Him

    Will not perish but have eternal life

    This is the Hope that gets us through every challenge of life

    Do you know that hope or are you still looking for it?

  • Dec 24, 2020Christmas Eve Service 2020
    Dec 24, 2020
    Christmas Eve Service 2020
    Series: 2020
  • Dec 20, 2020Trusting God (even when it’s hard)
    Dec 20, 2020
    Trusting God (even when it’s hard)
    Series: 2020

    If you have ever attended church, you probably heard "just trust God"

    Sometimes, that seems very easy

    Sometimes, not so easy

    Sometimes, trusting God is downright hard!

     

    "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph,

    before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.

    And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.

    But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying,

    "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

    "She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."

    Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

    "BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."

    And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son;

    and he called His name Jesus."

    Joseph had a hard decision to make

    He obviously loved Mary

    What if you were in that situation today?

    Joseph was chosen by God also

    Now, after hearing from the angel, Joseph still had to make a decision

    Most of the time, in our lives we know what we should do, but it is hard

    Our friends and families sometimes make it harder

    If Joseph trusted God, he would be mocked and shamed

    Perhaps, those who were the closest to him would reject him

    But if he didn’t trust God ……..

    This is a situation we often find ourselves in, and it is hard

    Trusting God doesn’t mean there won’t be struggles

    You may still go through some very hard times

    We know, from scripture, that Joseph and Mary did go through hard times

    Ultimately, it is how God brings you through these times

    So, do you really trust God? He is the one that already knows the outcome.

    We know that this year has been like no other in our lifetimes

    But GOD!!

    Do you trust Him even when it is hard?

    Today is the day to solidly put your trust in Him for all eternity.

    Will you receive Him today?

  • Dec 15, 2020A Christmas Celebration 2020
    Dec 15, 2020
    A Christmas Celebration 2020
    Series: 2020
  • Dec 13, 2020Ordinary To Extraordinary
    Dec 13, 2020
    Ordinary To Extraordinary
    Series: 2020

    Sometimes, when you talk to people about salvation, they give excuses

    One of the most often given is, "God surely wouldn’t want me"

    Many people struggle with low self esteem

    Some just know they have lived a rough life so far

    Either way, they will tell you they are just ordinary and not worthy

    Today, I want to talk about the most well-known woman in the Bible

    Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,

    to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

    And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."

    But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.

    The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.

    "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.

    "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;

    and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end."

    Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?"

    The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;

    and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.

    "And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.

    "For nothing will be impossible with God."

    And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

    Of course, the woman I’m talking about is Mary, the mother of Jesus

    Mary was a young lady of around 13 or 14 and she was engaged

    This was the norm for those days and there is no mention of anything special

    She would more than likely have been illiterate, as most women were

    She probably worked about 10 hours a day

    The scriptures would have been taught to her by her father

    The angel said "Greetings, favored one" and this perplexed her

    She didn’t see anything special about herself

    In fact, prior to this moment, there wasn’t anything special

    Why was she a favored one?

    Because God choose her!

    She still had a choice; look at the end of this passage, vs 38
     
    It was at that moment that she went from ordinary to extraordinary

    You see, when God calls you and you accept,

    It changes everything

    But this was Old Testament

    Has anyone ever heard of Billy Graham?

    How about Lee Strobel?

    How about George Riek, Sharon Vittor, or Hugh Ellis?

    You see, it isn’t what you have to offer, it is what God has to give

    We are all just ordinary, but God still loves us and wants a relationship with us

    It is when we say yes to God that He changes us

    Will you go from Ordinary to Extraordinary today?

  • Dec 6, 2020Love Conquers All
    Dec 6, 2020
    Love Conquers All
    Series: 2020

    We have been talking a lot lately about struggles, fear, hard times

    2020 seems to have brought all these things to the surface

    Today I want to talk to you about something that is greater than all that

    Love

    Not love in the traditional way the human way

    The greatest love!

    GOD’s
    Love

     
    "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
    that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
     
    For God - God is the creator and He is greater than anyone or anything!

    So Loved - We often recite this verse and say it so quickly that we skip over the word “so”

                 That word is the emphasis that makes the word Love even stronger

                 It means He loved with everything He has

                 Let that sink in for a moment

                 The one, who is greater than all, loves YOU with all He has

                 How do I know that He loves you?

    The world - This doesn’t mean the Earth; this means those who make up the world

         ALL the people:
         Past, Present, and Future

         The God of ALL loves YOU

         How much does He love YOU?

    That He gave His only begotten Son - The first Christmas gift, the baby in the manger, Jesus
     
         I dare say there is not a human alive that would give their only child for a stranger

        This is the ultimate Love, and because of that Love, nothing can overcome it

    Who ever, believes in Him shall not perish - You see, His love is so great that it conquers ALL

                  The one thing that all people do that condemns them to Hell is Sin

        God’s love conquers even that sin

        It is greater than trouble, hard times, fear; greater than ALL!

    But have eternal life - God’s great love sent us His Son as the first Christmas present

        So that He would conquer ALL for Us
        That we may have a relationship with God, our Father, through eternal life

    Have you received the gift of ultimate love today?

  • Nov 29, 2020Don’t Worry, Be Thankful
    Nov 29, 2020
    Don’t Worry, Be Thankful
    Series: 2020

    2020

    For many people it has become synonymous with worry

    There has been plenty to worry about this year right?

    Pandemic, a word we all wish we could forget

    Record number of Hurricanes, we all learned some Greek this year

    Civil unrest, most of us thought this couldn’t happen like it did.

    Election fatigue, everyone is there right?

    Worry seems to have come standard with this year model.

    Matt 6:25-34

    This entire passage is Jesus speaking and the first thing He says is don’t worry.

    That seems easy to say and very hard to do. How can I not worry.

    Jesus says do not worry because your Heavenly Father will take care of you.

    How do we know that?

    Vs 26-30

    Jesus says God feeds the birds and clothes the flowers so He will take care of you.

    In other words in order to not worry we have to be thankful

    If you are sitting here today you have much to be thankful for!

    During this season of Thanksgiving did you pause and thank God for the blessings?

    We have so much to be thankful for because as bad as things are……

    They could be even worse!

    In looking around and surveying what we have to be thankful for…..

    We begin to seek Him and trust Him

    Vs 31-33

    Do not worry but seek first the Kingdom of God

    When we seek Him first meaning this becomes the greatest priority

    All these things will be added unto you

    What things, what you eat, what you drink, what you wear

    In other words all of life’s needs will be taken care of

    Don’t worry, be thankful and Seek God First

    Look at vs 34

    This passage closes showing us that worry isn’t productive

    Each day has enough trouble of it’s own!

    There is only one way for us to deal with this and that is to trust God

    Do you know the only one that can take care of you?

  • Nov 22, 2020The Response For Hard Times
    Nov 22, 2020
    The Response For Hard Times
    Series: 2020

    Has anyone out there been going through hard times lately?

    Dumb question it’s 2020 after all

    As this terrible horrible no good very bad year comes to a close

    It seems to be going out as hard as it has been the whole year

    So how do we respond to something like this

    The real answer is

    We Worship!!

    Yes Really!!

    1 Chronicles 16:8-11

    The Proper response when we are going through hard times is to Worship our Lord

    Exodus 20:1-2

    If we allow the hard times to take number 1 in our life we make it a god

    Think about this when you are pouring your heart out is worship

    It is impossible to dwell on the hard times

    In 1 Chronicles why were they so over-joyed?

    The ark of God was coming there meaning God was with them

    Today God resides with every believer through the Holy Spirit

    This fact alone should fill us with true joy

    Hard times are very hard

    Look at how David and the city responded to God being with them

    They were responding with every ounce of joy they had, that’s true Worship!

    They had been going through a war with the Philistines so hard times a plenty

    Satan tries to force us to dwell on the hard times and keep us from God

    Worship doesn’t just take you mind off things for a little while

    People use all types of substances to take their mind off their troubles

    When that high or drunk or whatever is over the trouble is usually compounded

    When you worship you find the strength to do all things through Christ

    Worship is what we were designed for.

    Now the question is can you worship?

    Not if you do not know Jesus

    Today give you heart to Jesus and know what true worship is!!

  • Nov 15, 2020Never Alone
    Nov 15, 2020
    Never Alone
    Series: 2020
    Last week, Bro. Tim talked about the church submitting to the Father Our biggest problem today is trying to be a church apart from the Father When we do things alone, they will never be the will of God
    John 15:1-5 NASB
    "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
    "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
    "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
    "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 
    "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing."
     
    I AM the true vine
    My Father is the vine dresser When we talk about this, understand that a branch is a product of the vine The sole responsibility of the branch is to bear fruit If the branch isn’t bearing much, then pruning it helps it to bear more fruit Removing dead branches helps the vine grow stronger When we pull away and go it alone, we will not survive Never Alone! We are not designed to be apart from the vine
    Vs 4
    Abide in ME! This is the proper relationship and the only one that works
    Vs 5
    I AM the vine. You are the branches Understanding our place helps us to thrive in it He who abides in me In this type of relationship, we thrive because we are not alone Apart from ME you can do NOTHING If the church today is going to make a difference in the world, We must never be alone but always abide in Him Perhaps you realize today that you are apart from Him Are you ready to be grafted onto the vine?
  • Nov 8, 2020The Church And Home
    Nov 8, 2020
    The Church And Home
    Series: 2020
    Ephesians 5:21-27 KJV
    "Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish."
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