Sept. 15th 2019




Intro – All of us have probably utter those words, “I promise”.  As humans we have probably all broken a promise.  When God makes a promise there is nothing more sure in all the world than that promise being fulfilled.




I. His promise cannot be broken.


A. Paul uses an illustration of a human contract.


B. God made a promise to Abraham. Gen.22:18, Gen.3:15


C. God cannot lie. 1Kings 8:56, Heb.6:18-19




II. The promise is applied to those who have faith in Jesus. Gal.3:8-9


A. The whole world is given the opportunity. Rom.5:6, 1Jn.2:2


B. The law doesn’t provide or fulfill the promise.


1. It only shows sin. (22) Rom.3:20


2. It was temporary. (19) Rom.8:1-4, Rom.10:4, Jn.14:15


C.  Only those with faith receive the promise. Rom.4:16, Rom.10:9, Jn.1:12, Mk.16:16




III. What is that promise?


A. A Savior would be sent into the world. Acts 13:23


B. His Spirit would dwell in believers. Mark 1:8, Lk.11:13, Acts 2:38


C. Eternal life to all who believe. 1Jn.2:25




Con. – Have you claimed what was promised to you? 1Jn.1:9,  Heb.10:23







Sept. 8th 2019






Intro – You who are believers are a testimony to what God has done in your life but also a testimony to the person who led you to Christ. This is what Paul is speaking about in our text today.




I.  Does your life reflect the fact that Christ is in you?


A. Paul did not need a letter of commendation. Acts 18:27, Rom.16:1, 2Cor.10:18


B. Their changed lives were a commendation. 1Cor.6:9-11


1. They showed Paul had been faithful in preaching the way of salvation. 1Cor.1:17, 23, 2Tim.4:2


2. They showed Christ had moved into their hearts. Eph.5:1-5




II. The change that takes place is due to Christ’s presence in you.


A. God gives you the grace to live for Him. 1Cor.15:10, Gal.2:20


B. Paul understood it was not him. (4-5)


C. It was the power of God in them. Act 1:8, 2Cor.4:7, Eph.3:16, 20 Col.1:29, Phil.4:13


D. Jesus will give you strength also. 2Thess.3:3, Lk.22:32




III. Your changed life will bring others to Christ.


A. Others will see the change. Matt.5:14-16


B. They will know it’s the Lord’s doing. Jn.11:45, Acts 8:6



Con.- Your mission in life is to glorify Christ so others will get saved. 1Pet.2:9






August 11th, 2019






Intro – God reveals Himself to Moses through a burning bush. The bush miraculously burns but is not consumed.




I. God visits us in many ways.


A. Moses was at work.


B. Jacob was sleeping. Gen.28:13


C. The disciples were in trouble. Matt.14:26-27


D. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were being murdered. Dan.3:25


E. Jesus reveals Himself to you. Do you recognize Him? Heb.1:2, Lk.1:68, Rev.3:20, Lk.19:44




II. He speaks to us in that time of visitation.


A. Moses was given a job to do. Ex.3:10


B. God has work for you also. Did you listen during His visit? Eph.2:10, Jn.9:4, Mt.28:19




III. He reveals Himself to build our faith.


A. Moses questioned his ability. (11)  Act 7:22


B. God promises to be with us. 2Cor.13:11, Deut.20:1, Is.43:2


C. God will complete the work He has for you to do. Is.55:11, 1Cor.15:58


D. He reminds us of His power. (14) Jn.15:5


1. He would bring Moses back to the same mountain. Ex.19:2


2. The name “I Am” means self-existent, eternal, unchanging One. Rev.1:4




Con. – God reveals Himself. Be alert and see the hand of God in your lives. Jesus wants you to follow Him be a light for Him and He will give you the power to do so.





Luke 19:41-44


Aug.25th, 2019




Intro – we all know that short verse in John where Jesus wept over the grave of Lazarus. In our text today Jesus is weeping over the people in the city of Jerusalem.




I. Because they had missed their chance for peace.


A. Jesus had told them how to have peace. Mt.11:28, Ps.29:11


B. They just had to follow Him. Ps.119:165


C. They needed to trust Him. Is.26:3, Jn.14:27


1. Trust Him for forgiveness. Rom.10:13, 1Jn.1:9, Gal.5:22


2. Trusting Him gives peace of mind. 1Jn.5:12-13, Rom.5:1, Jn.1:12




II. Because they had become spiritually blind.


A. Satan blinds people from spiritual truth. 2Cor.4:4


B. They think good works will save them. Mt.23:26, Rev.3:17


1. They have been misled. Lk.6:39


2. They have a false peace. Jer.6:14


3. Unbelievers cannot enjoy true peace. Rom.3:16-18


C. Jesus weeps because millions are being lied to. Jer.14:14, Mt.24:11,24




III. Because they would suffer greatly.


A. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. 2Pet.3:9


B. He knew what lied ahead because they had rejected Him. Mt.27:25, Lk.19:14, Jn.1:11


C. He knows what lies ahead for you if you will not repent and receive Him. Heb.10:31, Rev.21:8, Rev.20:15




Con.  Don’t miss the Lord when He comes to visit you. He visits through the power of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is convicting you of sin make sure you repent seek His forgiveness. Is.48:18







August 4th, 2019




Intro – Jacob had a dream in which God revealed His inter-action with mankind. God has and will place His angels here on earth to watch over and protect us. It was also symbolic of the fact that He would send His Son from heaven to earth to prepare a way for us to heaven. Mt.3:16.  The ladder is symbolic of Christ. Jn.1:51.




I. This was a place where God had spoken to Jacob.


A. Not just a dream but God spoke to him. Is.28:23


B. When we open up God’s word, He speaks to us. Ecc.5:1


C. So we should reverently listen. Ecc.3:7


D. The Lord is here with us today. Matt.18:20


1. To hear our praises. Ps.100:4


2. To receive our worship. Ps.2:11


3. To speak to us through His word. Ps.85:8, Jer.2:4, Jn.10:27




II. This was a place set aside for worship. Gen.35:7


A. It’s natural to want to have a place to worship.  Mk.9:7


B.  Enter with silence.  Hab.2:20, Zeph.1:7, Ps.62:1, Rev.8:1


C. Church is a place for praise but also silence.


1. Quite mind gives the Holy Spirit a chance to speak to you. Ps.46:10


2. Distractions are of the Devil, they keep us from hearing the Lord. Is.57:20




III. This place of worship was a place of motivation.


A. God promised to take care of Jacob. 20


B. It caused him to commit himself to God. 21


C. It caused him to give to the Lord. 22


1. A tithe is a form of worship.1Chr.16:29


2. A tithe is an act of faith. Mal.3:10


3. A tithe comes from a grateful heart. 2Cor.9:7



Con. If you properly prepare your hearts for worship you too will sense that “the Lord is in this place”.

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