From past sermons(s)…
September 8, 2019 Facing Giants: Anger
19It came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain. 20He took the calf which they had made and burned it with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water and made the sons of Israel drink it. Exodus 32:19-20
- Don’t let anger get the best of you.
“In your anger do not sin”: Ephesians 4:26 NIV
An angry person causes trouble; a person with a quick temper sins a lot. Proverbs 29:22 NCV
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but the slow to anger calms a dispute. Proverbs 15:18
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5
- Manage your anger daily.
And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, Ephesians 4:26 NLT
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
- Don’t partner with those given to anger.
24Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, 25Or you will learn his ways and find a snare for yourself. Proverbs 22:24-25
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; James 1:19 NKJV
September Memory Verse
“Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” Colossians 4:2 NLT
August 25, 2019 – “Approaching God”
19Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, Hebrews 10:19-20
- We approach God with humble confidence.
21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:21-22
- We approach God with a sincere heart.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; Hebrews 10:23
- We approach God with a confessed hope.
24and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25
- We approach God with a servant’s heart.
August Memory Verse: “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6 NIV
July 1, 2019 REVIVAL: When Will it Come?
18….Revive us, and we will call upon Your name. 19O LORD God of hosts, restore us; Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. Psalm 118:18 NASB
When we depart from a close, intimate relationship with God we find ourselves in need of revival.
Revival involves sincere confession and genuine repentance.
1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your mercy…blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. 4 Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge. 7 Purify me….and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 9 Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.
Psalm 51:1-3, 7, 9 NASB
Revival involves a complete makeover by God.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation….
Psalm 51:10, 12 NASB
Revival involves brokenness of spirit and heart, not more religion.
16For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. 17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Psalm 51:16-17 NASB
Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. Psalm 51:13 The Message Paraphrased
Revival involves impacting and influencing others unto salvation.
13Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will be converted to You. Psalm 51:13 NASB
Give me a job teaching rebels your ways so the lost can find their way home. Psalm 51:13 The Message Paraphrased
June Memory Verse
“I can do all things through Christ, because He gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NCV