Walk by Faith

Text: II Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight: Introduction: Faith and belief walk hand in hand if we are to have power with God. Matthew 13:58 states: And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.  The Bible states: But without faith it is impossible to please him: …

The Most Important Question

Text: Acts 16:22-34 Key Verse: Acts 16:30 “….. Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”   Introduction: One of the hardest tasks the “modern” church has is also a question: “How do we reach individuals and get them to believe in Jesus?” The Bible says that we are to go out and compel people …

Prayer in a Hopeless Situation

Text: Acts 12:1-11   Introduction: Today’s text is an example of what the church is to do when the situation seems hopeless. James had just been executed and Peter had been thrown into prison. The situation through logical reasoning seemed absolutely hopeless. Nevertheless the church dropped everything it was doing and started praying for Peter. …

The Way the Lord Leads Us (Part 2)

Text: Acts 16:6-7, Acts 8:26-31 Introduction: There is a difference in the way the Lord led people in the Old and New Testament because of the covenants. The Old Testament covenant was under the law given to Moses. The New Testament covenant is under God’s Grace and Mercy through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. The covenant of …

The Way the Lord Leads Us (Part 1)

Text: I Samuel 23:1-5 Introduction: In the text we see David asking the Lord to direct his actions. We also see him asking again to reassure his men. This goes to show us that when we know what the Lord wants us to do, others around us are not so sure. David and his men …

How to Be a Good Father

Text: Ephesians 6:4 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”   Introduction: There is a great responsibility when someone fathers a child. Many fathers today dessert their children, leaving the mother to raise the child on her own. God’s plan is …

They Came Unto Him

Text: Mark 3:13-15 “And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.   And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,   And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:”   Introduction: …

Destination and Direction

Text: John 14:1-6 Introduction: A survey was taken by Pew.org which stated: “Do you believe that there are many ways to heaven?” The answer revealed that 65% of Christians said yes. The survey was taken again because the surveyors thought that they did not understand the question. The results were the same. Destination-The Father’s House …

Two Foundations

Text: Matthew: 7:24-27 Introduction: This parable was given to us by Jesus to explain how traumatic choosing the wrong foundation in life and not following Jesus teachings would be. It is based on what type of judgment we will face. Two Homes, Different Foundations. Sand Foundation-fell in the storm. Rock Foundation- withstood the storm. Types …

The Great Commission

Text: Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Introduction: Christ …