Moving Toward Christmas: Advent 2020, November 29, 2020

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TEXT: Topical, textual references INTRO: Have you ever really considered all the symbols we use to prepare us to get in the right mood to welcome Christmas? Advent is yet another practice that can help us to get ready for Christmas in a very spiritual way.   I. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF ADVENT? A. The term Advent: from the …

Being Thankful in the Worst of Times, November 22, 2020

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TEXT: Genesis 6:1 – 8:21 INTRO: The year 2020 has been a very difficult year worldwide. For what can we be thankful? I would like to use the case of Noah, found in Gen. 6-8 to provide answers for that question. I. THE EVIDENCE OF THANKSGIVING. (Gen. 8:20-21) A. READ Gen. 8:20-21. Noah could have been emotionally devastated, dealing with …

The Church: The Basics IV,Pt 2 Basics of Church Leadership: Deacons, November 15, 2020

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TEXT: Textual; 1 Timothy 3:8-13 INTRO: The Baptist Faith and Message, the SBC book on theological guidelines, says there are two (2) offices of leadership in the local church: elders and deacons..   I. ROLE OF THE DEACON. A. The word “deacon” is a transliteration of the Greek term “diakonos” which itself comes from two Greek terms, “dia”, which means …

Lessons From The Election, November 8, 2020

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TEXT: Topical; Rom 13:1-7 INTRO:  So today I want to speak to you about lessons we must learn from the recent presidential election. Actually, it is about lessons we see in our nation as we come to this election and what it may hold for tomorrow. I. WHAT LESSONS HAVE WE LEARNED SINCE THE LAST ELECTION THAT IMPACT WHO WE …

The Church: The Basics VI, Pt. 1, November 1, 2020

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TEXT: Textual; 1 Timothy 3:1-7 INTRO: The primary leaders in a local church are “elders,” leaders who were, by experience, abilities, and spiritual maturity, able to teach church members the truth of the Lord’s commandments and to offer sound guidance for the body to prosper. I. ELDERSHIP BECAME A CHURCH OFFICE AND REQUIRED CERTAIN QUALIFICATIONS. A.Acts 2:41-42, “about 3,000 people …

October 28, 2020, “Lazarus, Come Forth,” Wednesday Night Meal #30

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TEXT: John 11:17-44 INTRO: Tonight I want to go again to the Gospel of John, chapter 11 and deal with why the believer’s grief should be one of great hope and security. We are going to consider that what Jesus says is true, is indeed true. I.CONTEXT: THE PURPOSE OF JESUS CONCERNING THE DEATH OF LAZARUS. A. 4“This sickness will …