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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sermon notes and text for 1-30-11

SHIFTING GEARS

 

Text: Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of

Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of

repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

          2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of

resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

          3 And this will we do, if God permit.

 

 

 

          Hebrews 6:1-3 (Message Bible) So come on, let's leave the preschool

finger painting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art.

Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your

back on "salvation by self-help" and turning in trust toward God; baptismal

instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment.

God helping us, we'll stay true to all that. But there's so much more. Let's get

on with it!

 

          We are well versed in the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Where

do we go to from here?

         

Evangelize.

 

We can pray that Jesus will send people out to church. This won't work.

Prayer is good. In fact when we pray, we invoke the spirit of God and he

prepares hearts for evangelism.

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We can pray people into church. This won't work either.

We have to do things the way the scripture tells us to do them.

          Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the

highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be

filled.

 

          We have already started the evangelizing process by praying for our communities. God is already talking to those in our communities about their souls. They are just waiting for our invitation to come and get saved.

 

         

          Grow up in Christ. Each one must be the firstfruits of our labor.

          Make yourself loveable.

          Exercise your calling.

          Get ready for revival.

         

 


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sermon notes and text for 1-16-11

TREE BY WATER

 

 

          Text: Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

          16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

          17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

          18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

          19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

          20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

 

          In this setting, Jesus is talking about false prophets.

Let's use this in a different way. Let's apply this to our own lives.

 

 

          Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is;

 

Fruit                                                                            Opposite

                                                     

 Love= affection                                                         Hate

 Joy= gladness                                                            Depression

Peace= exemption from the rage and havoc              Turmoil                                                

 Longsuffering= does not hastily retaliate                 Anxious

 Gentleness= moral goodness, integrity                    Brutal or rough

 Goodness= uprightness of heart and life                  Evil

 Faith= belief with the predominate idea of trust      Skeptical                                       

23 Meekness= mildness                                            Forward

Temperance= self control                                         Permissive

Against such there is no law.

 

Definition of fruit;

That which originates or comes from something, an effect, result.

 

          What does a tree need to produce fruit?

 

          Must be watered. Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

          Must be fed. 1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

          2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

          3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

 

          Hebrews 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

          14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

 

          Must be pruned. John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth (pruned) it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

 

          Must be protected from insects. Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

 

 

Psalms 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.


Friday, January 7, 2011

[FWD: Sermon notes and text for 1-2-11]

 
 
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Sermon notes and text for 1-2-11
From: John Wiltse <preacher_john@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, January 01, 2011 6:12 pm
To: betty@homeschoolwwh.com

 

 

DYING FOR A NEW BEGINNING

 

          Text: Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

          Have you made a new years resolution this year? New years resolutions are made because people genuinely want to improve themselves. What would you like to be different this coming year?

          What would you like to change in your pastor?

          What can we change in our church to make it a better church?

 

          Read the bible through again this year.

 

          Make this mornings text our theme for this year. Hears how.

 

 Relinquished your life

 

Gal.2:20 Tells us that the Christian life is a relinquished life. To please God, we have to die to ourselves and let Christ live in us.

 

          1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

          16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

 

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

 

         

When James Calvert went as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fuji islands, the captain of the ship sought to turn him back. He said the people there would kill him. He responded, I died before came hear.

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange your life

         

         

                    Text: Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

          It is not possible for us to reach perfection by our own abilities or strength. How then can we be holy as he is holy? By dying out to ourselves and letting Christ live in us. Give up your life. Exchange it for Christ's life.

 

          1. Christian living; Christ lives his life through us, producing the fruits of the spirit .This represents the character qualities of Christ himself.

 

          2. Christian service; God accomplishes a lot through us. We make ourselves available to God and he uses us. When things are accomplished through us, we need to recognize that it was him and not the efforts of our own hands.

 

          Romans 15:18 (N.I.V.) I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done.

 

          2 Corinthians 5:20 (N.I.V.) We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.

 

          2 Timothy 4:17 (N.I.V.) But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A life of trust

 

 

          Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

          1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

 

          Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

 

            Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

          4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

 

            Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 

          In this coming year, let Jesus live your life for you. Set aside all things that are not like Christ and build on those things that are pleasing to him.

 

 

         


[FWD: sermon text and notes for 12-19-10]

 
 
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: sermon text and notes for 12-19-10
From: John Wiltse <preacher_john@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, December 18, 2010 9:49 am
To: betty@homeschoolwwh.com

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

 

          Text: Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

          7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

 

          A child is born. What will become of this child? Will he become president when he is grown?

 

          A son is given. Who is this son given to?

 

          The government shall be upon his shoulder. Will this baby boy rule the country?

 

          His name (he will be known as) shall be called wonderful, (this young man will be well liked) counsellor (This man will have time for others)

, the mighty God, (he will be recognized as GOD WITH US, only God himself can be all of this) the everlasting father (he will take care of us, be there for all our needs), the prince of peace.

 

Verse seven;

         

          The increase of his government. This mans kingdom will never stop growing. The kingdom will be a peaceful one.

 

          Upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.