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 …

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 …