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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Announcements and sermon information

November 3, 10:00 Work day and 1:00 family fun day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             November 9, Men's night out.  6:00 p.m.                           
 Wednesday, Bible discussion, Ezekiel, Chapter sixteen.
October 31, Halloween party. This Wednesday.
Lunch after Service.
Remember the brown box, building fund, bicycle, and sewing machine.
 Cans and food donation.
Prayer after lunch. Forty days of fast. Pray each night @ nine p.m. eastern standard time
(Are you in the wilderness or in the promise land?)
            Text: Matthew 12:43-45 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
            44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
            45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
            1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
  To render or acknowledge, or to be venerable or hallow
 To separate from profane things and dedicate to God
 Consecrate things to God
 Dedicate people to God
 To purify
 To cleanse externally
 Free from the guilt of sin
 To purify internally by renewing of the soul.
Be holy
What else is there?
          When we come to Jesus, we have just begun. Our sins have been forgiven. We are cleansed (sanctified). What next?
             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.
Cleansed and resurrected
(death, burial and resurrection)
            1 Corinthians 15:1-13 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. (death).
4 And that he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. (burial).
11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
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?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen.
Water baptism
            Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
The resurrection
             Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.
            Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
            5.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.
            Colossians 2:13 (NIV) When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,
Walk in the Spirit
            Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Notes for Sunday: Building upon the foundation

Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.
Hebrews 6:1-3 NIV

So now that we have laid a sure foundation, what comes next?

Grow in grace:
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
1 Peter 3:18 NIV

How do we know
This knowledge comes from:

Then the Lord said to Moses, "See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.
Exodus 31:3
God gives each of His children knowledge, not just special ones.

Do good to your servant according to your word, O Lord. 66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
Psalm 119:65-66

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"— 10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

God's Word
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. Psalms 119:9-10

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. 68 You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
Psalm 119:67-68

Now, O women, hear the word of the Lord; open your ears to the words of his mouth.
Jeremiah 9:20a [applies to both men and women]

From the teaching of our leadership
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13

When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
Acts 18:5-6

If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. 18 What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make use of my rights in preaching it.
19 Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
1 Corinthians 9:17-19Cross references:
  1. 1 Corinthians 9:17 : 1Co 3:8, 14
  2. 1 Corinthians 9:17 : 1Co 4:1; Gal 2:7; Col 1:25
  3. 1 Corinthians 9:18 : 2Co 11:7; 12:13
  4. 1 Corinthians 9:18 : ver 12, 15
  5. 1 Corinthians 9:19 : ver 1
  6. 1 Corinthians 9:19 : 2Co 4:5; Gal 5:13
  7. 1 Corinthians 9:19 : Mt 18:15; 1Pe 3:1
Cross references:

 On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, just as Peter had been to the Jews. For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles.
Galatians 2:7-8

Words of Wisdom, Knowledge and Prophecy or other Christians
Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge
Proverbs 23:12

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:15-17

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you
  1. 1 Timothy 4:14 : S Ac 6:6; 2Ti 1:6
1Timothy 4:12-14

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godlinessa faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,
Titus 1:1-3
In HIS Serivce

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Announcements and sermon


          Text: Hebrews 6:1-3 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.


1.     Love
2.     Forgiveness
3.     Compassion
4.     Mercy
5.   Giving
Attitude when giving
Giving or investing?

2 Corinthians 9:6-9 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth forever.
What shall we give?
           Malachi 3:8-12 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
           Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
          Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
          Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
          Ezekiel 34:4 The diseased have ye not strengthened,
           Neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye
          Bound up that which was broken,
           Neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye
          Sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
          Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Give Time
Use your time for;
Your family,
 Read the bible,
Prayer etc.
Yourself, rest, recreation etc.
     Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Give with wisdom

           Acts 3:1-8 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, look on us.

5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

          Peter and John gave what they had. What they gave was.
Hope for the future.
Self-reliance etc…
          Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and feed him for life.
November 3, 10:00 Work day and 1:00 family fun day.
November 9, Men's night out. 6:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, Bible discussion, Ezekiel, Chapter sixteen.
October 15, Pastors vacation. tomorrow
October 31, Halloween party.
Lunch after Service.
Remember the brown box, building fund, bicycle, and sewing machine.
 Cans and food donation.
Prayer after lunch. Forty days of fast. Pray each night @ nine p.m. eastern standard time

Friday, October 5, 2012

Announcements, Sermon text and notes for 1o-7-12


          Text: 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble.

13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

1.     Love
2.     Forgiveness
3.     Compassion
4.   Mercy
5.     Giving


          Mercy= Hebrew, to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion.
Mercy= Greek,
To help one afflicted or seeking aid
          To help the afflicted, to bring help to the wretched
           Of God towards men: in general providence; the mercy and clemency of God in providing and offering to men salvation by Christ.


          My Definition. To have mercy is to forgive.



Foundation material (From 1 Corinthians 3:12)

          This material will be tried by fire.

Gold, silver, precious stones. Fire will not hurt these, it will purify them.

 Wood, hay, stubble. Fire will turn these to ashes.

          Jesus is THE corner stone that was disallowed of men.                                      The church is built upon the ROCK Jesus Christ.
          Jesus is the chief corner stone and we are the lively stones that make up the building. What do these stones represent? They represent the teachings of the corner stone. Let's take a look.
          Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Mercy= Hebrew, to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion
a) (Qal) to love
b) (Piel)
1) to have compassion, be compassionate
a) of God, man
c) (Pual) to be shown compassion, be compassionate
Mercy= Greek, 1)to have mercy on
2) to help one afflicted or seeking aid
3) to help the afflicted, to bring help to the wretched
4) to experience mercy
5) of men towards men: to exercise the virtue of mercy, show one's self merciful
6) of God towards men: in general providence; the mercy and clemency of God in providing and offering to men salvation by Christ.
          Psalm 103; This is mercy
 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
  10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
 11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
 12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
 13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
 14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
          Matthew 18:23-35
King James Version (KJV)
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses.
Mercy and Grace
          Mercy= You forgot your wallet at the restaurant.
          Grace= Your friend gave you a coupon for a free meal.