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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sermon notes and text for 5-1-11

GOD HAS A PLAN

 

          Text: John1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

          2 The same was in the beginning with God.

          3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

          4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

 

          What does this mean? The original Greek word for WORD is Logos. As we look at this word, we need to understand what it means. The Greek word Logos means;

 

a) A word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea.

b) What someone has said

1) A word

2) The sayings of God

3) decree, mandate or order

4) of the moral precepts given by God

5) What is declared, a thought, declaration, a weighty saying.

c) discourse

1) The act of speaking, speech.

2) the faculty of speech, skill and practice in speaking

3) a kind or style of speaking

4) a continuous speaking discourse - instruction

d) Doctrine, teaching

e) anything reported in speech; a narration, narrative

f) matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law

g) The thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed

2) its use as respect to the MIND alone

a) Reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating

b) account, i.e. regard, consideration

c) account, i.e. reckoning, score

d) account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment

e) relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation

1) reason would

f) reason, cause, ground

          In the beginning God had a plan or idea. He planned to create the heavens and the earth.

 

 The bible is God speaking to us.

 

 

The bible is our roadmap

 

          Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

 

 

Gods word is sure

 

          Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but words shall not pass away.

 

          Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

 

 

God speaks through his word

 

          Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.

 

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.

 

 

God spoke the worlds into existence

 

          Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

 

God is our provider.

 

          Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

         

 

There is security in living for God.

 

          Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

 2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

 3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

 4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

 5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

 6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

 7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

 8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

 9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

 10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

 11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

 12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

 13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

 14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

 15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

 16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

 

God wants us to have a full and rich life;

 

          John 10:10 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.

 

 

God provided salvation for us

 

          John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

 

God is with us during hard times

 

          1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

 

We are winners with him

 

          John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

 

          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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sermon notes and text for 4-24-11

HE IS RISEN

 

          Text: Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

 2And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

 3And they said among themselves, who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

 4And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

 5And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

 6And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

 

          The Christian faith stands or falls on this event. The resurrection of our Lord. Did Jesus really come back to life? What if he didn't.

 

          1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

 2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

 4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

 5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

 6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

 7After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

 8And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

 

          1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

 13But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

 14And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

 15Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

          If the dead do not rise, the Christian religion is a fraud.

 

 16For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

 17And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

 18Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

 19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

          If there is nothing beyond the grave, our religion has no meaning.

 

 20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

          There was no resurrection before Jesus rose.

 

 21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

          Before the fall in the garden, there wasn't any death.

 

 23But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

         

          1 Corinthians 15:51-58 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

          There is a decaying process taking place in our bodies in this life. At the resurrection we will be changed. No more pain, sickness or growing old. We will have a spiritual body.

 

 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

 

 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

 

          John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

 

         

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sermon notes and text for 4-17-11

 

 

 

WHY DID HE DIE?

 

          Text: Mark 15:15-20 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

 16And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

 17And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

 18And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

 19And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

 20And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

 

 

 

          Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

 2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

 3He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

 4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

 8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

 9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

 10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

 11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

 12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

          Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
 

          Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

 

          Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

 

          Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Saturday, April 9, 2011

sermon notes and text for 4-10-11

 

FIEAST WITH JESUS

 

          Text: John 21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him. Who art thou, knowing that it was the Lord.

          13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

 

          In the natural, to many people to much junk food. Junk food tastes good at the time, but after a while we are not to happy with the results. We find ourselves over weight, heart disease, diabetes, etc… The spiritual man has done the same thing with the inner man. There is a longing within that never seems to get satisfied. We try to satisfy that emptiness with all sorts of things, but never seem to succeed.

 

          John 6:47-59 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

           48I am that bread of life.

           49Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

 

          How healthy was that bread that they eat in the wilderness? Did they become overweight? Did this bread cause them to become sick or diseased?

 

          50This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

           51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

 

          Jesus gave himself on the cross.

 

          52The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

           53Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

          54Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

           55For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

           56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

 

           57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

           58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

 

Was this cannibalism?  John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

 

 

          Luke 15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

          12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

          13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

          14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

          15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

           16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

           17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

          18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

          19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

          20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

 

          How many people do you suppose live in our area that once walked with the Lord, but are now in a backslidden condition?

 

          John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

          16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 

          17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 

          Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

 

          1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

 

          Jesus is still saying today; COME AND DINE!

Sermon notes and text for 4-10-11

 

FIEAST WITH JESUS

 

          Text: John 21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him. Who art thou, knowing that it was the Lord.

          13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

 

          In the natural, to many people to much junk food. Junk food tastes good at the time, but after a while we are not to happy with the results. We find ourselves over weight, heart disease, diabetes, etc… The spiritual man has done the same thing with the inner man. There is a longing within that never seems to get satisfied. We try to satisfy that emptiness with all sorts of things, but never seem to succeed.

 

          John 6:47-59 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

           48I am that bread of life.

           49Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

 

          How healthy was that bread that they eat in the wilderness? Did they become overweight? Did this bread cause them to become sick or diseased?

 

          50This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

           51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

 

          Jesus gave himself on the cross.

 

          52The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

           53Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

          54Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

           55For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

           56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

 

           57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

           58This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

 

Was this cannibalism?  John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

 

 

          Luke 15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

          12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

          13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

          14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

          15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

           16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

           17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

          18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

          19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

          20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

 

          How many people do you suppose live in our area that once walked with the Lord, but are now in a backslidden condition?

 

          John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

          16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 

          17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 

          Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

 

          1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

 

          Jesus is still saying today; COME AND DINE!