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 two kinds of children. The children of the world and the children of the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus said that you must be converted (born again) and become babes in Christ. If we are to become as little children; let’s look at the qualities that we are to have: ObedientRead More →

“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 that Christians have and all they do is because Christ abides in them. Christ is the message of the New Testament.  All the messages and promises point either directly or indirectly to Christ; and all gifts should too. Christ is to be glorified by all the gifts of the HolyRead More →

Text: II Corinthians 5: “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” Introduction: The Bible states that our spirit will live forever and when we die here on earth that our spirit will return to God. Ecclesiastes 12:7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” For Christians, that will be a joyful time; when we can rid ourselves of this imperfect body of flesh and receive a new body thatRead More →

Text: “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection;” Hebrews 6:1. By Dr. Phil Dillingham   Introduction: Some Christians are satisfied to remain babes in Christ. They do not wish to continue to grow in the knowledge of the deeper things in scripture. Paul says that we need to leave the “milk of the Word “and mature so that we can eat the “meat of the Word”.  We will never be perfect, but we are to try to reach that goal. The saying to “try, try again.” is so true in this case. Paul’s Challenge-“let us go onRead More →

Text: Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Introduction: Hearing one or two sermons a week is far from what we are told to do to be successful. We are to meditate day and night on the scriptures and obey them accordingly. Jesus said that if we love him we will keep the commandments. We need to set aside time each dayRead More →

Text: Ezekiel 36:26 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.” Introduction: Christ was giving heart transplants long before men learned how to do one. Many People’s hearts today lack the love and compassion that God’s Word says that we are to practice to have eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Family: Ephesians 5:25   “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;” Ephesians 5:22 “Wives, submitRead More →

“Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine;” John 15:4 If we abide in Christ and Christ abides in us; we will bear the seven fruits God expects to see in every Christian. We Will Bear the Fruit of Study. II Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God,” The fruit of knowledge, understanding, wisdom. We Will Bear the Fruit of Faith. Hebrews 10:38 “Now the just shall live by faith.” The fruit of knowing, believing, confessing and living the word. We Will Bear the Fruit of Holy Living I PeterRead More →

Text: Genesis 50:20 “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Introduction: Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, but God had other plans for this young man. How many times do evil people do God’s bidding and not even realize it? How many wicked people plot against God and work right into His Plan. Example: A young boy is selling lemonade in front of his home hoping for a new lawn mower and a person comes by and robs him ofRead More →

Text: Exodus 20:8-10 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:” Introduction: The Jewish people were told to honor the Sabbath, which is Saturday. Many today still honor the Sabbath, but that command was given under the Law. If you try to get people to live under the law they cannot doRead More →

Introduction: Jesus wore a crown of thorns that we may receive five crowns of rewards. We owe Him more than we will ever realize. What price can one put on their soul or what would you pay for your redemption? Life is like a vapor when compared to eternity. There is pleasure in sin, but at what cost? Crown of Incorruption: 1Corinthians 9:25 “And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.”  Our body is made of flesh that will die and decay (corruptible). We will receive aRead More →