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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sermon notes for 5-14-2017

 
MOTHERS NATURE
            Text: Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
 
            2 Timothy 3:1-9 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
 
            Without natural affection, = Without natural affection. In the Greek "astorgoi' would mean; without family affection.
 
            In the last days Satan will attack the family.
             All of the following is satanic attack on the Christian way of life.
             This has brought corruption to our society.
            Why is so many people living in fear all the time?
What is happening?
             Children are disobeying parents.
             Men and women are are without natural affection.
            There is a lack of feelings of love and tenderness in our homes.
             Mothers reject their babies to the extent that some of them actually kill them.
            Fathers abandon their families.
             Children neglect to care for their ageing parents.
              Men and women become lovers of money and pleasure and pursue their own selfish desires.
             Parenthood, sacrificial love and care is no longer considered a worthy or dignified task.
 
            Loving parents have been replaced by them that are brutal and who abandon their children.
 
            2 Timothy 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves,
 Covetous, =found of silver
Boasters, =needeth or needful
 Proud, =appearing above others
Blasphemers, =against God
 Disobedient to parents, =unpersuadable
 unthankful, = ungrateful
 Unholy, = wicked
Without natural affection, = Without natural affection. In the Greek "astorgoi' would mean; without family affection.
 Trucebreakers, = breaks contracts
False accusers, = perjures
 Incontinent, = without control
Fierce, =savage
 Despisers of those that are good, = hostile to virtue
Traitors, = to commence already, to begin before the time
 Heady, = rash
 Highminded, = to inflate with self control, be lifted up with pride, be proud
 lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; = self-explanatory
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: = form and rituals
 
From such turn away.
 
             Turn away from ALL of these things and follow your natural instincts such as the instinct to love one another. Be like girls are from the time they are born. They are born mothers. They mother everything they get their hands on.
            The influence of parents shapes the hearts and lives of their children.         Children that are abused in the home will abuse others when they are away from home.
            Children that are taught to honor and respect in the home will do the same outside the house. ETC…
            If Christian parents are to save their children from all the ungodly they must shield them from all the corrupt values that are in our society.
            Separate them from the world's ways and customs. Don't let the ungodly world influence them.
 
            Thank you Christian mom and dad for sticking to the morals and values of the Christian faith.
 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sermon notes for 5-6-2017

 
LET'S BUILD A HOUSE #3
(The foundation)
            Text: Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
 
Start with the foundation
            We started with unity. Everyone must work together to build a strong house.
            The next thing we looked was the material we used.
            Now we will talk about the foundation.
 
             1 Corinthians 3:10-11 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.
 
Build right and be rewarded
            1 Corinthians 3:15 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.
 
We are at home
            Ephesians 2:19-22 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
 
 
            1 Corinthians 3:10-23 The Message; or to put it another way, you are God's house. Using the gift God gave me as a good architect, I designed blueprints; Apollos is putting up the walls. Let each carpenter who comes on the job take care to build on the foundation! Remember, there is only one foundation, the one already laid: Jesus Christ.
 
            Luke 21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
 
 
 
Build on Jesus
            Acts 4:12-14 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
 
 Words to the church
            Ephesians 1:15-23 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.
 
            Deuteronomy 28:1-14 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
 
Your blessings
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
 
            Psalm 91:1-16 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
 
 
The reward (verse 14-15 Message Bible)
            1 Corinthians 3:10-15 Take particular care in picking out your building materials. Eventually there is going to be an inspection. If you use cheap or inferior materials, you'll be found out. The inspection will be thorough and rigorous. You won't get by with a thing. If your work passes inspection, fine; if it doesn't, your part of the building will be torn out and started over. But you won't be torn out; you'll survive—but just barely.
 
16-17 You realize, don't you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? No one will get by with vandalizing God's temple, you can be sure of that. God's temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple.
18-20 Don't fool yourself. Don't think that you can be wise merely by being up-to-date with the times. Be God's fool—that's the path to true wisdom. What the world calls smart, God calls stupid. It's written in Scripture,

The Master sees through the smoke screens
    of the know-it-alls.
21-23 I don't want to hear any of you bragging about yourself or anyone else. Everything is already yours as a gift—Paul, Apollos, Peter, the world, life, death, the present, the future—all of it is yours, and you are privileged to be in union with Christ, who is in union with God.