Synopsis: This message covers the last two statements of Psalm 118:6 which grow out of the conviction expressed by the first statement in v. 6. There is a cause/effect relationship here. Once we embrace the first truth, we can enjoy and employ the perspectives found in the second and third statements the Psalmist declares. What is said has nothing to do with having a certain personality type enabling one to enjoy what is said. It has everything to do with taking what God says at face value and living in the reality of it. When we do, this verse tells us what that looks like in life.
Synopsis: All eyes are upon Hurricane Dorian as it slams into the Bahamas with sustained winds at 185 mph - a strong Category 5 storm. Storms naturally carry a lot of uncertainties and with them the temptations to worry and fear--whether those storms are meteorological in nature or circumstantial. During these times it is good for us to fill our minds with the certainties of God's nature, character and work. Doing so, we can know the calm that is to be found "in the eye of the storm."
Synopsis: Psalm 118:6 is one of those verses that can function as "An Anchor for The Soul," for one’s life. It’s a stabilizing & securing truth; it's a great text to quote to one’s self when going through times of distress as the psalmist did & to receive assurance as he did. There are three truths about our God that I want us to notice in this text. This morning's message presents the first one: the LORD is my constant Companion.
Synopsis: In part 2 of this message, we look at the second kind of person that has a second kind of faith - the blessed man who expresses true faith. Here Jeremiah will also present the true nature of faith and the sensibility of expressing it. What type of faith does your life evidence--true or false?
Synopsis: Hard to believe the summer is almost over and schools are open and others are about to be! Soon students will be taking quizzes to evaluate their progress in learning. Quizzes with true/false questions are often the more preferred type of evaluation due to its easiness and simplicity.
Jeremiah 17:5-10 presents two types of people that operate with two types of faith--True/False. That raises two necessary and important questions: How does one know which person God considers him to be and how does he know if he has true or false faith? In part one of this message, we look at the first kind of person who expresses the kind of faith that operates under God's curse.
Do you express these three characteristics that Jeremiah mentions that are the stated condition of those under God's curse?
Synopsis: In preparation for the observance of the Lord's Supper, this message is a call to remember "The Thorns of the Curse and Crown" - what the first Adam did and what the Last Adam did. It is a call to thank God we have a Redeemer Who defeated Satan and Whose sacrifice not only covers our sin and shame so that we don't stand before God naked, but also clothes each born-again believer with the garments of Christ's righteousness.
Synopsis: It is no accident that this exclamation of worship the Apostle Paul delivers in Romans 11:33-36 immediately precedes the chapter that begins with an appeal to a consecrated service to God that is designed to show here's what that gospel's impact looks like in a born-again believer's life! This instructional hymn of praise is also impacting praise as this text not only forms the basis for but also the motivation for "God-focused Living."
Synopsis: The old saying goes, "When all else fails, read the directions." Although there are no printed instructions that come with children when they are born, when it comes to the matter of being the right kind of parent to influence/guide the next generation for God, we are not left helpless and hopeless to try to figure out what to do! God's Word gives us the instruction we need!
This message covers the 4th and final instruction with some practical applications to help us guide the next generation for God.
Synopsis: Revelation 22 opens with two prominent features inside the New Jerusalem: the River of Life and the Tree of Life. Our text tonight add more insight as to what we can expect to find inside this City! The message closes with points of application as we consider that this life is a dress rehearsal for our time in eternity!
Synopsis: Deuteronomy 6:6 provides us with a key instruction that is the third of four we are looking at to help us "Guide the Next Generation for God." Here's hope, encouragement and a challenging message to equip you as you fulfill your God-ordained role as a parent!
Synopsis: To this point, John has described the external beauties of this New Jerusalem with a glimpse of the golden streets inside its walls and a description of what the contents of the city are. Now in Revelation 22, we take a look inside the City to see the splendors that are there in that new Paradise that mankind has dreamed of but could never attain.
Synopsis: In today's message we look at the 2nd of 4 instructions God gave to Israel to help them guide the next generation for God. If we want our children to live as Joshua lived and influence their children towards a growing, personal relationship with God, they must be taught to do what parents should already be doing.