REALIZING THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS

MAKING CHRISTMAS REAL IN 2020 NOVEMBER 29, 2020 REALIZING THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS Matthew 2:1-10 Five Observations 1. We must do more than obey the law. Matthew 2:2 – We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him. Verse 6 – Who will be the shepherd of my people. Matthew 3:7-8 […]

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MAINTAINING THANKSGIVING JOY

NOVEMBER 22, 2020 SERIES: MAINTAINING VALUES IN THE CRISIS MAINTAINING THANKSGIVING JOY Philippians 3:1-11 Verse 1 – Finally my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same thing to you again and it is a safeguard for you. THREE SAFEGUARDS FOR KEEPING YOUR JOY I. Resist legalistic attitudes. […]

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MAINTAINING RESPECT

NOVEMBER 15, 2020 SERIES: MAINTAINING VALUES IN THE CRISIS MAINTAINING RESPECT RESPECT WHO? Parents (Ex. 20:8-9) Spouses (Eph. 5:22, I Peter 3:1, 7) Church Leaders (Heb.13:17) Anyone in Authority (Rom. 13:1-7) I Peter 2:17 – Show proper respect to everyone. I. WHY TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT? 1. BECAUSE God made everyone. Ps. 8:5 – You […]

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MAINTAINING THE BALANCED LIFE

NOVEMBER 8, 2020 SERIES: MAINTAINING VALUES IN THE CRISIS MAINTAINING THE BALANCED LIFE Ps. 127:2 – It is senseless for you to work so hard from early morning ‘til late at night, God wants His loved ones to get their proper rest. 1. Build MY LIFE AROUND CHRIST. Matt. 6:33 – God will give you […]

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MAINTAINING TRUST

NOVEMBER 1, 2020 SERIES: MAINTAINING VALUES IN THE CRISIS MAINTAINING TRUST Anything I have confidence in more that God is called an idol. Deut. 4:15-16 – For your own good don’t sin by making an idol in any form. I. What happens when I put confidence in anything else more than God? 1. I AM […]

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ACCEPTING OUR RESPONSIBILITY

MAINTAINING OUR VALUES IN THE CRISIS MESSAGE – ACCEPTING OUR RESPONSIBILITY OCTOBER 25, 2020 Ephesians 5:15 3 Foes Of Personal Duty The “rights” mentality: “I demand my rights.” The ‘victim’ mentality: “It’s not my fault.” The ‘entitlement’ mentality: “I deserve it.” Eph. 5:15 – Live life with a sense of responsibility, not as those who […]

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MAINTAINING MY VALVUES IN THE CRISIS

MAINTAINING MY VALVUES IN THE CRISIS OCTOBER 18, 2020 CHOOSING MY STANDARD Where Have All the Values Gone? Politics Business Entertainment Education Religion I. THE REASON: 3 DESTRUCTIVE PHILOSOPHIES: 1. Individualism. Judges 21:25 – “In those days Israel had no (authority) so the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.” 2. Secularism. Rom. […]

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A FAITH THAT HANDLES DELAYS PATIENTLY

A FAITH THAT HANDLES DELAYS PATIENTLY A Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t OCTOBER 11, 2020 James 5:7-11 – Be PATIENT, my friends, until the Lord comes back. Remember how patient farmers are as they WAIT for their valuable crops to mature and ripen. They also WAIT PATIENTLY for the spring and fall rains to […]

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OCTOBER 4, 2020 FAITH THAT STOPS PLAYING GOD HOW TO STOP PLAYING GOD James 4:11-12 Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. There is only one lawgiver and judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you, who are you to judge your […]

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FAITH IS WISE WITH WEALTH

FAITH IS WISE WITH WEALTH A Faith That Works When Life Doesn’t SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 James 5:1-6 God is not opposed to wealth. Many of the greatest believers in the Bible were wealthy. But God is opposed to the misuse and abuse of wealth. James deals with “The Four Key Aspects of Wealth.” I. The […]

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