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PASTOR'S MESSAGE

 

             

 May 12, 2019 

 GOD’S MODEL MOTHER

  Matthew 1:1-18

 

 Proverbs 31 – Wonder Woman

 Two “imperfect” women 

 

·          RAHAB, “a __harlot__” (Joshua 2:1), hid the  

Israelite _spies_ (v.6), professed her _faith_ 

in God (2:11), and was __protected_ by the symbol  

of a _scarlet_ _cord_ when Jericho fell (6:17)  

 Rahab married a Jewish man named Salmon.  

   They had a son named _Boaz__ 

 ·          RUTH, from Moab, married a Jewish man.

 Her commitment to her mother-in-law is one of the most

 cherished phrases in all of literature (Ruth 1:16).   

 Ruth married _Boaz__. 

They had a son named _Obed_, the grandfather of  

   ___David__, the forefather of Jesus.  

 Model Mothers: a __Harlot__ and a _Pagen__?  

God can use __imperfect__ people because of  

“His great love with which He loves us;  

He made us _alive__ together with Christ. 

 By _grace__ we are _saved__ 

through _faith__” (Ephesians 2:4-5).  

 God makes us _new__ (2 Corinthians 5:17) 

“A woman who _fears__ the Lord, 

shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30)

                                                                              

 

 

                                                                                    WHAT’S YOUR TROUBLE?” 5-5-19

  

James 1:2, “various _trials___”

 

1 Peter 1:6, “_distressed____ by various trials”

 

John 16:33, “In this world you will have __tribulations___”

 

14:1, “Let not your hearts be __troubled__”

 

Jesus knew that troubles are real; in fact,

 

He once was “troubled in __spirit___” (John 13:21)

 

“Don’t be troubled by __troubles___”

 

 

 

Dealing with troublesome testing times?

 

1.     ___Denial____ - hope it will go away

 

2.     ___Distress____ - be agitated, “troubled”

 

3.     ___Discernment___ - discover the source,

 

deal with it by relying on God’s Word (Psalm 119:105)

 

 

 

James 1:3, “Testing of your faith produces _endurance__”

 

1 Peter 1:7, “proof of your _faith___”

 

John 16:33, Jesus has “___overcome__ the world”

 

and we “overwhelmingly ___conquer__ through Him

 

who loved us (because) nothing can separate us

 

from the love of God” (Romans 8:35-39)

 

John 14:1, “Believe” __faith_ in a:

 

1.     __Person___ - Jesus, “Believe in Me”

 

2.     ___Place__ - Heaven, “prepare a place”

 

3.     __Promise___ - Eternal life,

 

“Where I am, there you may be”

 

God promises, “I know the __plans___ I have for you…

 

for welfare, not calamity (_help__ and not _harm__)

 

to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

 

 

 

HE IS RISEN – ARE YOU?    4-28-19        

                 Colossians 1:10                  

 

What does your walk reveal?

·        _CHOICE________

1.     Accepting Jesus as Savior

a.     Confessing sin

b.     Believing that Jesus died to cover my sin

c.      Believing that my sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9)

                            Galatians 2:20   crucified with Christ

2.     Daily choosing to __SERVE____ God? (Joshua 24:15)

 

·        _CHANGE________

     A new __CREATION_____ (2 Corinthians 5:17),

with a new __MIND___________ (Philippians 2:15)

and a ___HOLY___________ behavior (1 Peter 1:14-15);

by being __TRANSFORMED______ (Romans 12:2),

and letting my __MIND___ dwell on things

“worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8)

 

·        _CHALLENGE________

Matthew 16:24, “Follow Jesus:   _DENY___ self,

take up my cross and follow Him” -“Set my mind

on things ___ABOVE_____” (Colossians 3:2) by

“seeking   __FIRST_____ the kingdom of God”

         (Matthew 6:33)

1.     Process: 1 Thessalonians 5:17 - __PRAY______

2.     Proof: Galatians 5:22-24

a.     Revealing the __FRUIT___ of the ___SPIRIT___

b.     Crucifying the __FLESH___

c.      Living…walking by the __SPIRIT___

HE IS RISEN – ARE YOU?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE”  4-21-19

John 11:25-26

“I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes

in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives

and believes in Me, shall never die. Do you believe this?”

 

The Easter question: “Do you believe this?”

 

·        Do YOU believe this? Faith is __Personal__

 

·        Do you BELIEVE this?

    BELIEVE: _Faith, Confidence, Trust- not intellectual assent_

       It is not a question of intellectual assent.

 Critics said they would believe in Him,

      “if He came down” (Matthew 27:42)

James declared, “The demons believe and tremble”

 Belief is _Trusting_____ that He is true,

   and having __Confidence_______ in the grace-gift of

     salvation (Ephesians 2:8)

 

·        Do you believe THIS?

1.     His claim about His _DIETY____________

2.     His claim about ____DEATH_____________

3.     His claim about ____DESTINY____________

4.     His claim about ____DELIVERANCE____________

 

What do you believe?

 

Lazarus died. Jesus called him from death to life; and

“Because of Lazarus many were believing in Jesus”

     (John 12:11)

 

WHOEVER LIVES AND BELIEVES IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE

Eternal salvation is through faith (belief) in Jesus alone.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness

of sins. According to the riches of His grace (Eph. 1:7)