AM Messages

AM Messages

“Challenges of ‘Church'” – September 17, 2017 AM

Acts 20: 1-12 The challenge is church is about… Ministry that is draining (vv. 2-6) What are we tired of? Ministry is about… Activity Ambition What is he trying to do? Run faithfully the race that is before him Moments when you are drowsy (vv. 7-9) Bring in… Deep sleep Dead suddenly Motive of your devotion (vv. 10-12) Our connection Our conviction

“The Emotion of Religion” – September 10, 2017 AM

Acts 19: 21-41 Notice… The cause (vv. 23-27) They were losing their… Profits Power The crowd (vv. 28-34) Notice the… Foolishness of the crowd Now some cried out one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together. Acts 19:32 ESV Force of the crowd The Christians (vv. 35-41) Notice the… Clear mission The Great Commission Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the…

“Be Faithful” – September 3, 2017 AM

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:19‭-‬22 ESV Be Faithful… To encourage (vv. 19-20) There is… A caution (19) “Do not quench the Spirit.” “For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.  For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at…

“Pray!” – August 27, 2017 AM

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, 1 Thessalonians 5:16‭-‬17 ESV Prayer is mentioned over 600 times in the New Testament. Prayer is… An attitude Between rejoicing and thanksgiving Being aware And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Luke 18:1 ESV Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. Luke 21:28 ESV But stay awake at all times,…

“Be Together” – August 20, 2017 AM

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:12‭-‬13 ESV Being together is… An expectation (v. 12-13a) Expected to be… An example for those… To work hard Who are “over you” Who admonish you An encouragement An expression (v. 13b) An expression… Of unity Behold, how good and pleasant it is…

“Be Alert” – August 13, 2017 AM

1 Thessalonians 4:13‭-‬18 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord,…

“Bitter or Better?” – August 6, 2017

Hebrews 12: 14-15 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; Hebrews 12:14‭-‬15 ESV Defining the root of bitterness “… lest any root of bitterness springing up…” Three main reasons why we have bitterness: What is… Said about is “Blessed are you…

“Church Calling” – January 29, 2017

Acts 13: 1-3 Notice the Church… With LEADERS Notice the… Character of these leaders Barnabas Saul Simeon Lucius of Cyrene Romans 16:21 Manaen Call of these leaders With LISTENERS Listeners who are… Active with the Holy Spirit “As they were ministering (worshipping) the Lord…” Aware of the Holy Spirit With LEAPERS (ready to” leap” at whatever the Holy Spirit called them to do”) Leapers who are… Set apart for the Gospel Sent away for the Gospel

“Your Routine in 2017” – January 15, 2017

Matthew 6:33 Reference chapter 5 – The Sermon on the Mount It’s summed up in 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” Matthew 6:33 HCSB A routine involving… A PRIORITY “… seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God…” Priority has to do with your… ATTITUDE “… SEEK first…” ACTIVITY “… Kingdom of God…” A PRACTICE “…and His righteousness…” Practice is a… WAY of life for us “……

“Live 2017 Boldly” – January 8, 2017

2 Timothy 1:12 Also see Romans 1:16 A confession in Christ “For I know Whom I have believed…” Confession is about… A PERSON (not a church!) “… Whom…” A PLAN “…I have believed…” A conviction in Christ “… and I am persuaded (or “convinced”) that He is able…” Conviction in His… PROMISES “…I am persuaded…” Hebrews 11:6 POWER “… He is able…” 1 Peter 1:5 A commitment in Christ “…to keep that which I have committed unto Him.” Commit… Your SOUL “…to…