So Blessed!

Today we look at Psalm 103. We so so blessed! God repair shop has fixed our brokenness. 1. He forgives ALL my sins (v 3a). None who take refuge in Him will be condemned (Ps. 32:22) 2. He heals all my diseases (v 3b). (Is 53:5) 3. He has redeemed our life from the pit […]

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That Word ‘FEW’ Bothers Me

The biggest question we have to answer is “What will I do with my sin?” Matt 7:13-14 talks about two roads, they both promise heaven but the only one finishes in truth. How can we really know that we’re forgiven? Jesus says only a few find the narrow road. (Matt. 7:21-23, Luke 18:4) 1. There […]

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Thinking About God’s Church

In today’s world, it seems entertainment is king… but in our hearts we’re shriveling up. Entertainment disconnects us from the truth and spiritual food of God’s word. Jesus’s ministry was never for entertainment. Boredom is not an equal opportunity occurrence. We need to evaluate the condition of our heart. God has said that special blessings […]

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Thinking About God’s Church

What is the church supposed to be a do? -Jesus came to seek and save the lost -He gave himself to rescue us -He told us to go an make disciples -He is coming back for us The church should be composed of saved individuals (Acts 2:41, 1 Cor. 12:13, Rom. 8:9) Local church membership […]

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The Church

What are we, God’s assembled people, to be and do? The Holy Spirit told us the activities for the first Christians, and us to do, in Acts and the New Testament! -they were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4) -they preached the Word (Acts 2:14-15, 40, 2 Tim. 4:1-4) -they baptized (Acts 2:41, Matt. […]

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Generosity Toward God

Today we look at financing God’s work (Matt. 6:19-21). God knows that money is very close to OUR heart. Why does God ask us to give? -giving tames our selfish sin nature -giving is an act of obedience -my giving is my response to God’s giving to me (its a spiritual indicator) -the part we […]

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Partnering with God

God starts partnering with people when they start agreeing with Him. Today we look at three areas of agreement based upon Acts 2. 1. The people agreed to Holy Spirit control. (2:1-3) 2. The people agreed to repent. (2:37-39) 3. The people agreed to stop living like the world. (2:40) How will God’s Word make […]

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A Thriving Church

Because the early church consistently practiced four things, they were blessed with many things. Acts 2:42… They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. The result are reflected in the following verses. (v. 43-47) Sermon by Pastor Rob Lemon Sunday, September 8, 2019

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Disappointed with God?

Today we look at Matthew 11… and times when you are disappointed with God. What do we do in situations like this? After testifying that Jesus is the Messiah, John the Baptist begins to wonder if Jesus really is the promised one. John might have been expecting something/someone else (Is. 52:13-14). The disciples felt this […]

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Blessed When You are Persecuted

This beatitude (Matt. 5:10-12) is based on other’s attitudes. Jesus promised that if we believe in Him, we will be persecuted. Why? Because of righteousness (v.10, 2 Tim. 3:10-12) and because of our identification with Him (v.11, John 15). The results of being persecuted: -We will receive a great reward in heaven (v.12) -We join […]

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