Hope and Encouragment

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:1–6 What happens to people when they lose hope? They give up. They quit. Hope and perseverance go together. Hope is a future promise that keeps us …

Spring, Everyday

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! …tell of his salvation from day to day.” Psalm 96:1-2 (ESV) By: Van Walton It does not matter what part of the country I am living in during winter. Whether the temperatures have just dipped below freezing or I have …

The Purpose of the Church Series

Making Disciples Text: Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Introduction: As followers of Christ, we …

The Host Has Said; “Come and Dine”

by Mike McIntyre The Communion is a Spiritual Feast. A feast is a celebration. We are to celebrate the finished work of Christ. The banquet table has been set. “God, our Host” as provided all that we need in order to partake of the feast of: Salvation. Access to his throne. Aid during our time …

The Demas Syndrome

Text: II Timothy 4:10 “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica;” Introduction: I came to become a Christian in a small country church with about one hundred and fifty members, sixty years ago. Today that same church has very few members attending. It is said that about …

Depravity of Man

Text: Romans 8:7-8 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Introduction: John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in …

The Danger of Division

Text: Luke 11:17 “But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.” Introduction: The family unit in this nation has been dysfunctional now for many years. Children raised in that environment are now adults. Television was their babysitter and …

A Special Type of Peace

Text: Ephesians 6:15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;” Standing in the Lord. Ephesians 6:13-14 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with …

A New Year, A New You

Text: Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Introduction: Soon we will start a New Year. During this time, many will make New Year Resolutions. Lose weight, exercise more, work harder, spend more time with the family, be a better person, and a thousand more. The truth …