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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sermon text and notes for 1-22-12

          Text: John 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
       22Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
       23But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
       24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Worship =
1.     Reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object  regarded as sacred.
      2. To render religious reverence and homage, as to a deity.
      3. To attend services of divine worship.
      4. To feel an adoring reverence or regard.
      5. To have or express feelings of profound adoration
      6.  To honour
      7. To pay proper attention to; not violate
      8. To show consideration for; treat courteously or kindly
To praise =
      1. The act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
2. The offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship: a hymn of praise to God.
3. The state of being approved or admired:
4. To express approval or admiration of; commend; extol.
5. To offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.
6. Sing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically: He is always singing his wife's praises.
        John 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
          Is there a designated place to worship today?
           We are to worship God everywhere we go.
          Look at the meaning of the words WORSHIP and PRAISE.
          To worship is to give honor or respect.
           To express feelings of profound adoration.
           To honour
           To pay proper attention to; (listen to his voice) not violate
           To show consideration for; treat courteously or kindly
          To praise him is to;
          Express approval or admiration.
          Offer grateful homage in words or song.
          Attend services of divine worship.
          To feel an adoring reverence or regard.
          If we worship him everywhere, then why do we come to church?
          We come to church to show off our new clothes, to make business connections etc…
           We come to church to learn the word, to fellowship and of course for congregational worship.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

sermon text and notes for 1-15-12

          Text: 1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
          John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
          The disciples received the Holy Ghost at this time. After this they received the Holy Ghost again. However what they received was a greater experience than they received in John 20:22. This is sometimes called the second blessing.
          Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Filled after conversion
(second blessing)
          Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
           2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
          3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
          4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The spirit gives you
          Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the ;
Knowledge of his will in
All wisdom and.
 Spiritual understanding.

The word confirms spiritual things
          Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Let God judge through us
          1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
          16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, (those that are spiritual) that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Let God through us
          Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Our battles are spiritual
          Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
          2 Corinthians 10:3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
           4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
          5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
Don't be carnal
          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.
          Though the Corinthians excelled in the spiritual gifts, Paul called them carnal.
          1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
           2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
          3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Follow after charity and spiritual gifts

          1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

           2For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

          3But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
          4He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
           5I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sunday's Text

This is from the New American Standard Bible:

Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. Matthew 12:43 NASB

In HIS Serivce