Pig Pen… Me?

Pig Pen… Me? -Matthew 5:8 There Are 5 Kinds of Purity 1. God (perfect) 2. Created 3. Positional 4. Practical 5. Perfected How Do We Gain Purity 1. Only God Can Cleanse Us 2. God is Willing to Clean Us Up 3. We Must Have a Desire to be Clean 4. God Uses His Word […]

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Merciful Me?

Merciful Me?  – Matthew 5:7 Luke 10:30-37 (particularly verse 33) illustrates for us that mercy has four dimensions. Let’s think about this. 1. It sees needs 2. It responds with compassion or pity 3. It responds with a practical effort to relieve the distress 4. It acts even when the person in distress is an […]

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America

Of course, America had a Christian foundation. The Constitution and establishment of this type of government could not come out of any other religious or secular belief structure. But what is America’s future? America’s destiny will be determined by… A. …how it remembers God. (Psalm 9:17, Psalm 33:12) B. …its rebuke and rejection of sin […]

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Hungry for Junk Food (Matt. 5:6)

What do I really want in life? Am I choosing a goal that is worthwhile and valuable? Jesus says the best goal is to become like him… righteousness. Sermon by Pastor Rob Lemon Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Who Inherits it All? (Matt. 5:5)

This beatitude tells us who wins in the end. It’s not the one with the most toys, or the one with the most power, or the one who accomplishes the most in his bucket list. The fact of the matter is that the MEEK win in the end. What a payday! But, what is a […]

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Mourn? – Matthew 5:4

This passage is speaking of spiritual qualities that run as a theme throughout the New Testament… to repent and mourn over your sin. James 4:8-9, Is. 22:12-13, Joel 2:12 If we don’t deal with our sin, God says we can never be happy. How people deal with sin: -Unaware (conscience calls us to be aware, […]

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What Poor Gain What?

Jesus begins his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5. He had compassion on them (Matt 6:36). The beatitudes may seem paradoxical, but they are true from God’s point of view. -the kingdom of heaven… it is operational right now, it’s not of this world, but it’s coming -blessed… happy -poor in spirit… internal, heart […]

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Stephen, a Martyr and Fallen Soldier

Today we look at the first martyr, Stephen, one who gave his life because of his beliefs (Acts 6). -He was a profitable Christian (v1-5) -He was a persistent commissioner (v8-9). The others had a problem with his message, not him. -Stephen was a powerful communicator (Acts 7:54) Stephen’s Three Point Message in Acts 7 […]

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Daniel in Old Age

What is Daniel like after 66 years in Babylon? God doesn’t usually retire his servants. In chapter 6, we get an insight into what Daniel is like in his older years. -Daniel was a man on integrity in his work (v3-4) -Daniel had a friendship with God. He enjoyed talking with him, so he continued […]

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Daniel on Nebuchadnezzar’s Hot Seat

Daniel, still very young, faces a challenge far beyond his years. (Dan. 2) We might ask this question as we face hard times… Why does God permit trouble to come into my life? (1 Peter 2:6-8) In the crisis situation of Daniel chapter 2, Daniel kept his composure. He continued to trust God. (v. 14-16). […]

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