Here Comes Scrooge

Texts:  2 Peter 2:3a “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you:…..”             1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” Introduction: Do not get me wrong. …

The Best Gift Ever

Text: Isaiah 9:2 “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and …

First and Second Advent

Texts: Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with …

Thanksgiving

Text: Psalm 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” Introduction: Sometimes it is very hard to give thanks; when everything around us is going wrong. As a nation we have experienced Floods, Hurricanes, and massive Wild Fires. Gun violence and drug …

Bite Your Tongue

Text: James 3:8 “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” Introduction: Growing up I was taught this little verse: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Evidently the author had never had someone say something to them that hurt worse …

Lover of Your Soul

Text:  Proverbs 8: 35-36 “For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” Introduction: Matthew 22:32 “I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is …

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 …

Faithful Sayings

Text: II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” Introduction: Paul’s letters to the Church were given by the inspiration of God to Paul through the Holy Spirit. When we search the scriptures we can find pearls of wisdom …

Qualities of a Child

Text: Matthew 18:3 “And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Introduction:  There are …

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Dr. Phil Dillingham

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.”  (I Corinthians 12:7)   All Gifts Are to Exalt Christ. (I Corinthians 12: 3 ). Christ is the centerpiece to all of Christianity. The book of Acts says, “In him we live, and move and have our being.”  (Acts 17:28).  All …