Sermons

Wisdom is not found in the land of the living!

Wisdom is not found in the land of the living!

Job 28:1-11 Job describes the exploits of miners over 3½ thousand years ago (probably)

Job 28:12-22 Even though people have been successful in mining precious metals and precious stones from the earth (recall Job 28:1-11), they have not been successful on their own in discovering what according to Job in Job 28:12?

Job 28:23-28 Don’t despair!  How are the questions asked in Job 28:12,20 answered in Job 28:23?

Prove All things pt 3 Hold Fast that which is Good

Prove All things pt 3 Hold Fast that which is Good

You need Faith – But without faith it is impossible to please him

I Have Science

Prove All Things 1Th 5:21 KJV (21)  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Test, Discern, Examine

Be like the Bereans

Why should we prove all things?  

Jesus’ Example of Preaching the Gospel

Jesus’ Example of Preaching the Gospel

There is no better example to study and imitate in “preaching the gospel of God” (Mk.1:14) than Jesus Christ Himself:

  • His teaching was perfect.
  • His conduct was perfect.
  • After all, He was sinless!
1.  Jesus preached in accordance with God’s expectations 
2.  Jesus preached to save the lost
3.  Jesus preached because of compassion for the lost
4.  Jesus’ conversations had a spiritual goal in mind
5.  Jesus’ preaching emphasized God’s authority
6.  Jesus preached to all kinds of sinners
7.  Jesus’ preaching was narrow
8.  Jesus preached baptism to religious people
9.  Jesus preached about commitment
10.  Jesus encouraged others to preach
11.  Jesus’ preaching did not always change lives

Spiritual Growth is a Choice

Spiritual Growth is a Choice

Just as a healthy physical life involves growth, so too a healthy spiritual life is a process of growth

Physical growth takes place naturally/automatically.

  • But spiritual growth is not automatic – it is a choice we have to make.

Sadly, not all Christians grow spiritually

Spiritual Growth Is A Choice

  1. Commanded by God
  2. Requires diligent effort
  3. Assisted by God
  4. The example of the Thessalonians

Prove all things Pt 2 Despise not Prophesying 1Th 5:20

Prove all things Pt 2 Despise not Prophesying 1Th 5:20

What is a Prophet? Prophets were Holy Men 2Pe 1:20-21

What did Prophets do? Act 7:35-37; Neh 9:13-14

The Church is built upon such men 1Co 12:27-28; Eph 2:19-20

What is Prophecy?

Prophecy Is gift Rom 12:4-6

What is Prophesy good for? 2Ch 15:1-8; 1Co 14:3-4

Despising Prophecy/sying Instruction on Assembling 1Co 14:26-33; 1Co 14:39-40

Prophecy to pass away Zec 13:1-3; 1Co 13:8-10; Jas 1:25

Words of Defeat or Words of Victory?

Words of Defeat or Words of Victory?

How do we react when things don’t go as planned?

  • How do we react when times are hard?

Perhaps you have economic, family or health concerns?

Do we live our lives with words of defeat (like Job’s wife, the sons of Israel, the one talent man, Felix)?

Or do we live our lives with words of victory (like Job, King Hezekiah, Queen Esther, the apostle Paul)?

I know that my Redeemer lives

  1. know that our Redeemer lives (Job 19:25)
  2. rejoice that our Redeemer has taken His stand on the earth (Job 19:25)
  3. remember that the dead will rise (Job 19:26,27)
  4. always be prepared for the last judgment (Job 19:26,27)
  5. eagerly wait for our Saviour from heaven (Job 19:27)
  6. rejoice that the word of the Lord endures forever (Job 19:23,24)

Prove All Things. Pt 1 Quench Not the Spirit 1Th 5:19

Prove All Things. Pt 1 Quench Not the Spirit 1Th 5:19

  • The Spirit
  • The Pouring out of the spirit was prophesied Joe 2:28-29 KJV
  • We receive the Spirit at water Baptism Act 2:38 KJV
  • Why do we need the Spirit? For the Apostles Joh 14:26 KJV For Us Rom 8:26 KJV
  • The Spirit Can be Taken Psa 51:11 KJV
  • Quench not
  • Stiffnecked and Rebellious from the start Deu 9:6-7 KJV
  • Surely It Changed Once in the Land Jer 5:23-31 NAS95
  • What About in Jesus day Mat 15:8-9 KJV
  • Enough is Enough Neh 9:30 KJV
  • Watch! For the Son of Man Come A Name that you Live Mat 25:1-4 KJV ( (lu17:20-21) 1Pe 4:16 NAS95 Rev 3:1 KJV
  • The Bride Groom Comes Mat 25:5-6 Heb 10:36-37 KJV
  • I know you Not Mat 25:7-13