AM Messages

AM Messages

“Out of Your Control, But Not His!” – Oct. 29, 2017 AM

We have no control over… The plans against you Plans to… Deceive Destroy The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.” Acts 23:11‭ ESV The protection around you The Lord, Who protects with… Unlikely sources Unbelievable steps Then he called two of the centurions and said, “Get ready two hundred soldiers, with seventy horsemen and two hundred…

“Who Is By Your Side?” – Oct. 22, 2017 AM

Acts 23: 1-11 This passage teaches us about… Anger (vv. 1-5) Notice Paul’s… Statement Struggle Argument (vv. 6-10) Notice the… Division (6-7) Decision (9) Assurance (v. 11) Assurance by… What Jesus says to us: “… be of good cheer, Paul…” Perhaps we need… Physical assurance Matthew 9:22 Emotional assurance Matthew 14:27 Practical assurance John 16:33 Why Jesus stands with us “…for thou hast testified of me…”

Telling Your Story – October 15, 2017 AM

Acts 22: 1-22 Paul’s story teaches… Us to learn from those listening Paul was… On their level Speaking their language “And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even more quiet.” The love from the Lord It is Jesus Who… Seeks Saves About living your life About… Defending “Brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you.” Acts 22:1 ESV Declaring

“…All Jerusalem Was in An Uproar…” – October 8, 2017 AM

And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. Acts 21:31 KJV Acts 21:  15-40  Learn that there are situations… Beyond your control (vv. 15-24) By things… Said from the mouths of others Thought from the minds of others You can control what you say/think about others, but you can’t control what others say/think about you. Based on your conduct (vv. 25-27) Conduct by his……

“The Will of the Lord Be Done” – October 1, 2017 AM

And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. And having found a ship crossing to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload its cargo. And having sought out the disciples, we…

“Farewell to Those Faithful” – Sept. 24, 2017 AM

Acts 20: 13-38 Listen to Paul’s… Desire in the past (vv. 18-21) Paul’s desire to… Serve the Lord Submit to the Lord Share his Lord It was a simple message to repent Devotion in the present (vv. 22-27) Paul was devoted to… Counting the cost (24a) Completing the course (24b) Continuing the call (vv. 24c-27) Dangers to prepare for (vv. 28-38) Dangers that are… Among us (29) Around us (30) Attacking us (31-38) Therefore… Stay focused Stay fruitful Stay friendly

“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,…