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DON’T BE DECEIVED

 

James 1:16-21

 

May 19th, 2019

 

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Intro – Every good thing is from God.

 

I. Satan deceives. Jn.8:44

 

 

A. Adam and Eve thought things could be better if they listened to the Devil.

 

1. He deceived them, “shall not die”. Gen.3:4,

 

2. Listen to me and things will be better.  Gen.3:5

 

B. The devil does the same thing today.

 

1. He says do drugs or alcohol and you will be happy. 1Sam.25:36-38, Gal.5:21, 1Thess.5:5-8

 

2. Cheat on your spouse and you will be satisfied. Rev.21:8, 2Pet.2:13-14, Eph.5:33

 

3. Steal something and you will have more. 1Cor.6:9-10, Eph.4:28, Acts 20:35

 

 

 

II. God always does what is best for you.

 

A. He saved us. 1Pet.1:23, 19, Rom.10:9

 

B. This faith is revealed in behavior. (19-21)

 

 

 

III. God can take what appears bad to us and have good come out of it.  Rom.8:28

 

A. So don’t give up when things seem difficult. 1Cor.15:58

 

B. Faithfulness proves we are believers. Gal.5:22, Ps.51:10

 

 

Con. Don’t let Satan deceive you into compromise. Renew your commitment to Christ. Prov.3:5-6

 

REJOICE

 

Isaiah 61:10-11

 

 

LISTEN TO MESSAGE

 

May 12th 2019

 

 

 

Intro – Many times in scripture clothing is used to symbolize our need to be covered by the grace of God.

 

Ever since sin entered this world we needed to be clothed. Gen.3:21, Job 29:14

 

 

 

I. We rejoice in our salvation. (10)

 

A. God sent Jesus with the garment of salvation. Zech.9:9, Acts 4:12

 

B. He gives us that garment of salvation to put on. Ps.132:16, 2Chron.6:41

 

C. We must put it on in order to enter heaven. Matt.22:11-14

 

 

 

II. We rejoice in being made righteous. (10)

 

A. God sent Christ with a robe of righteousness. 2Cor.5:21, Ps.132:9

 

B. He gives us that righteousness to put on. Job.29:14, Rev.19:8

 

C. Illustrations in scripture. Zech.3:3-5, Eph.4:22-24, Rom.13:14

 

 

 

III. We praise God for what He has done. (11)

 

A. As changed people we reflect Christ in us, His salvation, His righteousness. Matt.5:16

 

B. We honor Christ through spiritual growth. Ps.92:12, Eph.4:15, 2Pet.3:18

 

C. IF we are growing we won’t be backsliding. Rev.3:4-5

 

 

 

Con. Are you growing in Christ? Do you praise God before the nations? Do you honor God with your life?

 

 

POWER OF THE RESURRECTION

 

Isaiah 53:10

 

Easter, April 21, 2019

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Intro – Our Lord’s resurrection is of course a New Testament event but the Old Testament saints believed it would happen. Isaiah prophesied it would.

 

 

 

I. His life would be prolonged.

 

A. This means He would live again.

 

B. The OT saints believed in the resurrection.

 

1. Abraham – Heb.11:17-19

 

2. Job -  Job 19:25-27

 

3. David – 2Sam.12:23

 4. Daniel - Dan.12:13

 

 

II. His was a bodily resurrection.

 

A. His body would live again. Jn.20:27-28

 

B. He will forever give witness to His sacrifice.  Zech.12:10, Rev.1:7, 18

 

C. We will see the nail prints for all eternity. 1Jn.3:2

 

 

 

III. Our lives will be prolonged.

 

A. We to will have life after death. Jn.11:25

 

B. Because His Spirit dwells in us we will have new bodies. Gal.2:20, Rom.8:11, 1Cor.15:51-54

 

C. We become His offspring by faith. Jn.1:12, 1Jn.3:1, Rom.10:9

 

 

 

Con. Phil.3:10-11- All the powers of the resurrection are yours if Christ is your Lord and Savior.  In your gloomiest days and your darkest moments there will be a light shining for you because He is Risen. 

 

 

OVERCOMERS

 

1John 5:4-12

 

April 8th, 2019, Confirmation

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Intro – Christians are not just people who will overcome but we have overcome, sin, death and the devil because our Leader has conquered them all.  Jn. 16:33.  We continue to follow Him into eternity where we will live forever.

 

 

 

I. We have overcome.  4-9

 

A. We are empowered by Christ to win now!             Rom.8:35-37, 1Cor.15:56-57

 

B. Defeat is either a lack of faith or a weak faith.       1Jn.2:14, Mt.17:20, Phil.4:13

 

C. The early Christians had to fight Gnosticism. (6-9)

 

1. Gnostics denied Jesus was God.                 1Jn:4:5-6

 

2. They rejected the clear word of God.         Matt.3:17, Lk.23:46, 1Jn.1:7

 

 

 

II. We will overcome. 10

 

A. Those who believe will reign with Christ.             2Tim.2:12, Rev.3:21, Rev.2:11, 26

 

B.  Those who deny Christ will perish.           2Thes.2:11-12, Lk.12:8-9, Mt.7:23, Mt.25:41

 

 

 

III. Victory to overcome is found in Jesus Christ.  11-12

 

A. He has already conquered death.                1 Cor.15:55-57

 

B. So if you have Christ in you, you have eternal life. Gal.2:20, Phil.1:21

 

 

 

Con. Commit your life to Jesus. Live for Him and you will overcome sin and death.

 

 

WORSHIP THE KING

 

Philippians 2:5-11

 

April 14th 2019

 

 

 

Intro – Palm Sunday reminds us that Jesus is a King. Our text reminds us of the kind of King that Jesus is.

 

 

 

I. A humble King.

 

A. His was a true humility. Matt.20:28

 

1. Washed disciples feet. Jn.13:5

 

2. Rode a donkey vs a stallion.  Matt.21:5-9

 

B. He willingly became a man. Vs 7-8

 

C. We should have this humility also. Rom.12:10, 1Thess.5:11, Phil.2:3-4

 

 

 

II. A chosen King.

 

A. God chose to send Christ. Mt.12:18, Lk.9:35, Jn.3:16, Acts 2:23

 

B. Christ chose to come. Lk.19:10, Jn.10:18

 

C. He chose to die for our sin. Rom.5:6-8

 

D. We must choose our King.  Joshua 24:15

 

III. An exalted King.

 

 

A. Jesus came as a humble baby, He will come back as King of Kings. Rev.19:11-16

 

B. Everyone will someday exalt Jesus.  Is.45:22-25, Rev.15:4

 

C. Those who do so now will enter heaven. 1Pet.5:6, 1Jn.2:23, Lk.12:8

 

Con. – Come to Jesus and crown Him King of your life today and exalt Him with your life. Matt.5:16

 

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