Sermons by Bro. Lloyd Sweatt

Sermons by Bro. Lloyd Sweatt

“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 Book of Nehemiah – September 17, 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   And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.” Nehemiah 1:3 ESV Can see Nehemiah’s… Decision O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer…

“The Return” – September 10, 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 The Pentateuch Genesis – Deuteronomy The Histories Joshua – Esther The Writings Job – Song of Solomon The Prophecies Isaiah – Malachi Ezra is about… The Return (chapters 1-2) Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord…

“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…

“Work at His Word” – September 3, 2017 PM

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like…

“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…

“Thank You!” – August 27, 2017 PM

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV Notice… When to give thanks? Immediately! When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three…

“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 Strong” – August 20, 2017 PM

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:14‭-‬15 ESV Be strong in our… Relationships (v. 14) Relationships to be… Correcting “…warn the unruly…” As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing…

“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…