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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sermon notes for 7-23-2017

 

PECKING ORDER

            Text: 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

 

Imitate Christ

            Jesus's agenda was to give glory to the father and love all mankind. He defended the things of God and ministered to all he came in contact with.

 

            Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

            Matthew 5:13-16 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

 

 

 

 

Jesus loved people

                        Compassion.

            Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

 

                        Kind to all.

 Matthew 8:3  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

            Matthew 8:16-17 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

 

 

                        Shed tears. (felt others grief)

            John 11:35 Jesus wept. (Lazarus)

                        Humility.

            Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

                        Forgiveness.

             Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

 

                        Patience.

            Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

 

                        Mercy.

            Matthew 15:22-28 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

 

 

 

 

           

Jesus rebuked sin because of his love

                        Angary at cruelty, Heartless, insensitive to the needs of others.

            Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (He healed on the Sabbath).

                         

                        Warned of hell.

            Matthew 5:29-30 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

 

                        Offered himself on the cross for us.

            John 10:9-11 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

 

            Will we minister to others as Jesus did to others?

 

           

           

           

           

            

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sermon notes for 7-16-2017

 

 

WHAT ABOUT IDOLS?

          Text: 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

            Paul uses idol worship as an example to explain what our attitude should be concerning issues that we might face as a Christian.

            Other issues are;

            1 Corinthians 10:6-11 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Exodus 32:5-8 (Golden calf made by Aaron).

Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Hosea 9:10

Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Exodus 17:1-7 and Numbers 21:5-9 Loath this light bread.

10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Complainers about food. God gave them manna.

11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

 

            Let's look at what Paul said about idol worship. How do we handle this subject.

            1 Corinthians 10:14-18 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

            Let's word it this way; the blessing that we share is the participation in the blood of Christ. We have all been saved by the blood of Christ. What a blessing.

            The meal we eat together is the fellowship we have at the meal.

17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. We are the meal, the bread.

18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? Before the cross, the Jews were united at the animal sacrifices.

19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

            Don't participate in their worship. It's satanic.

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

            If you straddle the fence, you will get splinters in your pants.

22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

            You can't use the devil to maneuver God.

 

23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

            You can be correct and not be right. You can be correct and hurt others.

24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

            Don't seek to benefit yourself, try to benefit others.

25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake. E

            Everything is the Lords, even if it's been sacrificed to idols. It is still the same meat. It is God's.

26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

            Fullness= everything in the earth.

 

How shall we handle this situation?

27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.

            28 But if any man say unto you, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

             Meat is meat. Who cares if it has been offered to idols? After all it is God's meat. It does matter if it has been explained that it was offered to idols. If you eat of that meat, unbelievers will think you are participating in devil worship.

29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?

            Don't be a stumbling block.

30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

            If you asked the blessing on this food, it is o k  to eat as long as it is not offensive to others.

31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

            Self-sacrifice sometimes is necessary is our service to God.

32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

            Don't offend the Jews. Don't offend the Gentiles. Don't offend other Christians.

33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

            Listen to paul's greed.

 

            1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sermon notes for 7-9-2017

 
 
MARRIAGE AND SEX
            Text:1 Corinthians 7:1-2  Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
            Not to touch a woman means; not to marry;.
            Sex is not a dirty subject unless it is perverted. Sex is a beautify activity if it is exercised according to God's design.
            Sex is ONLY for a man and a woman that is married to each other.
            In our society almost anything is acceptable behavior where sex is concerned. Public schools are teaching our young people that homosexual life style and lesbian lifestyle is normal. God makes it very plain that it is not. In fact in the Old Testament this life style carries a death sentence.  It is forbidden in the New Testament also.
 
Bible teaching on marriage
Sex
            1 Corinthians 7:3-16  Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
 
Celibacy
All men Not just ministers
But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I.
 
Celibacy isn't for everyone
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
 
All that are married
10 And unto the married, I command, yet not I, but the Lord. Let not the wife depart from her husband.
11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
 
The unsaved spouse
12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
            The unbelieving husband isn't saved by the wife unless her life style convinces him to accept the Lord.
15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
 
Peters instruction
             1 Peter 3:1-7  Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives.
While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
 
            Follow these teachings. They will produce a life of happiness. This is GOD'S way.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The correct notes. These are for 6-18-2017

COMMIT, SUBMIT and BENEFIT #2
            Text:  Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
 
Example of biblical order
           Matthew 8:5-10 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
 
Commit
            2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
            1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
 
            1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
            2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
 
 
SUBMIT
          1 Corinthians 16:15-16 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
            16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
           
Family order
            Ephesians 5:21-24 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
            Dad is the head, but he is subject to Christ. Everyone has a boss.
           
Church order
            Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
 
The highest order is God
            James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
 
Civic government
            1 Peter 2:13- 14 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme.
                        14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
 
Social order
            1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
            Thessalonians 5:12-13 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
 
           
Benefit
What are the benefits of belonging to a church?
 
1. You have someone watching for your soul. This is part of my job.
            Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
 
2. You have other Christians helping you in your walk with Jesus. You are not alone. We really care for each other.
 
3. You have fellowship with other Christians. Social activity. They like the same things as you do.
 
4. You have other people to pray for you.
             James 5:13-16 Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms.
                  14 Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
                  15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
                  16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
 
Other benefits
6. You have someone to marry and bury you.
 
7. You have a base for ministry. A people that will support you in your callings.
 
8. You have a place to belong. You feel at home in your home church.
 
 
What do I Owe my Church?
 
            1. Your attendance. Your attendance encourages others and the leadership.
            2. Your recommendation. You should be inviting others to your church regularly.
            3. Your commendation. You need to commend ( say how much you like your church) your church.
            4. Your money. All churches have expenses, mortgages, utilities, upkeep on the property etc…
            5. Your prayers. Prayer is powerful. Prayer can move mountains.
            6. Labor. There is a lot of up keep as well as janitorial work to be done around the church.
            7. Loyalty to other members. They are your brothers and sisters. We NEED your prayers, encouragement and help. We NEED you.
 
 
           
 
 

Sermon notes for 6-18-2017

COMMIT, SUBMIT and BENEFIT
            Text: Matthew 16:18-19 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
            19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
 
Commit
            2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
            1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
 
SUBMIT
          1 Corinthians 16:15-116 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
            16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
            Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
            Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
            Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
            James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
            1 Peter 2:13- 14 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme.
                        14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
            1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
            Thessalonians 5:12-13  And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
 
           
Benefit
What are the benefits of belonging to a church?
 
1. You have someone watching for your soul. This is part of my job.
            Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
 
2. You have other Christians helping you in your walk with Jesus. You are not alone. We really care for each other.
 
3. You have fellowship with other Christians. Social activity. They like the same things as you do.
 
 
 
4. You have other people to pray for you. James 5:13-16 Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms.
                  14 Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
                  15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
                  16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
 
5. There are others to care for you in hard times. James 5:13-16 Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms.
                  14 Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
                  15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
                  16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
 
6. You have someone to marry and bury you.
 
7. You have a base for ministry. A people that will support you in your callings.
 
8. You have a place to belong. You feel at home in your home church.
 
 
What do I Owe my Church?
 
            1. Your attendance. Your attendance encourages others and the leadership.
            2. Your recommendation. You should be inviting others to your church regularly.
            3. Your commendation. You need to commend ( say how much you like your church) your church.
            4. Your money. All churches have expenses, mortgages, utilities, upkeep on the property etc…
            5. Your prayers. Prayer is powerful. Prayer can move mountains.
            6. Labor. There is a lot of up keep as well as janitorial work to be done around the church.
            7. Loyalty to other members. They are your brothers and sisters. We NEED your prayers, encouragement and help. We NEED you.