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Contributed on Nov 13, 2023
When the volunteer workload is placed on just a handful of people, these individuals get burnt out; and since they can’t do everything, then a lot of needs go unmet. It is biblical to appoint deacons and train ministry volunteers to assist.
NOTE: This submission includes in this order: 1. Deacon Ordination Sermon, 2. Deacon Ordination Service, 3. Sermon Footnotes. DEACON ORDINATION SERMON: "The Appointing of Deacons" The term “ordain,” which is often used in Baptist and other Christian circles, never occurs in the New ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2023
Worry causes us to feel as though we’re gasping for breath and walking around half-dead. Worry zaps our life and drains our strength. In order to have true life in the Lord, we must place all our cares in the hands of Jesus Christ.
Our primary passage today will be from Matthew chapter 6; but from time to time, I will reference Luke 12:22-32, which is a gospel parallel, or what we might call Luke’s recollection of events. E. Stanley Jones, a missionary to India in the early 1900’s, stated, “I live better by faith and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2023
This message addresses the problem of spiritual double vision; being focused on the things of God and the things of the world simultaneously. Jesus talks about treasure in heaven or earth; being full or light or darkness; and pursuing God or money.
I have entitled our message this morning, “Correcting Our Double Vision.” Double vision, according to Yale Medicine, is understood as being when someone sees two of the “same” image instead of one.(1) But today, I want us to think of double vision as seeing two “separate” images at the same time. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 2, 2023
This message looks at what Jesus has to say about our physical appearance when fasting. The way we present ourselves physically can speak volumes about the inner man. Who are we trying to impress when we fast? Jesus or the people around us?
I have entitled our message this morning, “The Right Way to Fast.” Jesus both practiced fasting and taught about it; and yet, fasting is something that is often feared and misunderstood. In many Christian circles, you rarely even hear about fasting; and yet, the Scripture mentions it more times ...read more
Contributed on Oct 2, 2023
Study #12: This study looks at descriptions of the New Jerusalem, including its size, dimensions and inhabitants; discusses the Tree of Life and River of Life; and views the urgent invitation extended to come and join Jesus for all eternity.
NOTE: This Bible study on the end times comes from the perspective of a pre-tribulation Rapture. Tonight, we will be looking at Revelation 21 and 22, and work toward finishing our Revelation and Endtimes Overview study. This evening’s session will present “a glimpse into eternity.” We will be ...read more