Sermons by Bro. Lloyd Sweatt

Sermons by Bro. Lloyd Sweatt

“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…

“Deacons, (and Disciples), Being Like Daniel – Oct. 29, 2017 PM

Daniel 6:12-23 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 ESV The challenge to… Determine your convictions Based… On faith in the Word of God Then these men said, “We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.” Daniel 6:5 ESV On following the ways of God But Daniel resolved that he would…

“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…”

Proverbs – Oct. 22, 2017 PM

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, John 5:39 ESV “Proverbs contain the law of heaven for life on earth. “ Notice the… Format of Proverbs Discover the… Divisions of Proverbs The Proverbs of Solomon (chapters 1-24) The proverbs of Solomon copied by the men of Hezekiah (chapters 25-29) The sayings of Agur (chapter 30) The sayings of King Lemuel (chapter 31) Details of…

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

The Psalms – October 15, 2017 PM

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me… John 5:39 ESV Hebrew name of Psalms “Tehillim” – praises Notice the… Composition of Psalms Arrangement Book One Psalms 1-41 Book Two Psalms 42-72 Book Three Psalms 73-89 Book Four Psalms 90-106 Book Five Psalms 107-150 Authors 73 are written by David (the “sweet singer of Israel”) 12 are written by Asaph (David’s choir director) 10 by…

“…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…

“JOB – Suffering?!” – October 1, 2017 PM

Notice the… Process of suffering is not random God is… Aware of all suffering Active in all suffering Purpose of suffering is not revealed Be aware that… Human explanations are weak After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. Job 42:7 ESV Heavenly explanations must wait Plan…

“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

“For Such A Time As This: The Book of Esther” – Sept. 24, 2017 PM

The Lord… Places His people Good is working in these situations: to bring Queen Vashti before the king with her royal crown, in order to show the peoples and the princes her beauty, for she was lovely to look at. Esther 1:11 ESV If it please the king, let a royal order go out from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes so that it may not be repealed, that Vashti is…

“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