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State of Church Address – 2020

State of Church Address – 2020

Introduction: The word entrust literally means to to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust: The Apostle Paul here is telling Timothy to entrust others with what he has been given. Other examples in the...

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Introduction: My pastoral exhortation for you (us) for 2020. I. Worship Genuinely Question: What is worship? How is it displayed / expressed? Sincere Deep Passionate Reverent I go to church regularly why? Cooperate worship is a mandate of scripture Opportunity for...

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Order in the Court

Order in the Court

Psalm 37:23 Introduction: For reasons only God fully knows, part of what I want to be praying about and believing for, then trusting, is God’s order for my life, for your life, for our church! Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He...

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God’s Favor

God’s Favor

Proverbs 3:1-12 Introduction: My prayer thought message and emphasis for this last Sunday in 2019 has to be with seek and obtaining God’s favor. What is favor? What does it look like? How is it attained? Can it be substituted/manufactured or imitated? Can it be lost...

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Peace and Goodwill

Peace and Goodwill

Luke 2:1f Introduction: People often wonder why not every Christmas narrative is the same among the Gospel writers. The quick answer is that every one of the authors, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John had different purposes targeted for certain reasons and all of them with...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

Introduction: ‘Grateful people experience higher levels of positive emotions such as joy, enthusiasm, love, happiness and optimism, and that the practice of gratitude as a discipline protects a person from the destructive impulses of envy, resentment, greed and...

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Faith and Unbelief

Faith and Unbelief

Mark 9:14-29 Introduction: The Difference Between Faith and Belief Taken from https://newcreeations.org/the-difference-between-faith-and-belief/ Intro. Continued: If you ask most people, they’ll tell you that faith and belief are the same thing. I used to think so...

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Blood Covering

Blood Covering

Exodus 12:13-28 Introduction: file:///C:/Users/Mike/Downloads/hebrew4christians_com.pdf the Israelites were commanded to slaughter the Passover and daub its blood on the two sides and top of the doorway of their houses (Exod. 12:7). The LORD would then see the blood...

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Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Introduction: Speech: “To be, or not to be, that is the question ”BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (from Hamlet, spoken by Hamlet) For Christians this time of year the question is, ‘To trick or treat or not trick or treat, that is the question. Halloween is an annual holiday...

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Wise Guy Wisdom

Wise Guy Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 Introduction: Last week I spoke about priorities; ‘Seeking first the kingdom of God.’ The Book of Ecclesiastes is one of the most unusual writings in the OT. This book, often attributed/written by Solomon is actually a writing from another...

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