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The Male Factor!

Sermon Text:Genesis 1: 27 So God created man in his own image in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Sermon Title:The Male Factor!
Point 1: Seed Carriervs 27 …in the image of God he created them… The good news is because he expects that he will give us the grace through Jesus Christ to be like him. Paul put it this way in Romans 8: 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son… (30) And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Brothers you and I are God’s image in the earth and he wants to glorify us through Jesus Christ. That’s important because our children should see Christ in us. Another way to put it is we have to watch how we carry ourselves because we are carrying generations within us.
Point 2: Seed Plantervs. 27…Be fruitful and multiply The biblical story is Samson Judges 14: 2 …I have seen a Philistine woman…now get her for me as my wi…

Stop Drop and Pray on the Road to Jericho

Sermon Text: Joshua 6:1-16 - Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. 2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” 6 So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” 7 And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.” 8 When Joshua had spoken to the people…

Where there is a Wall there is a Way!

Sermon Text:Joshua 6: 16 And at the seventh time, when the priest had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city
Sermon Title:Where there is a Wall there is a Way!
Point 1: God has given us an assignmentvs. 1 Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. Jericho was an Oasis and the first city the Children of Israel had to conquer. It was known for its palm trees and below sea level climate. It is one the oldest fortified cities in the Near East. The Hebrew word for Jericho sounds like the word moon which theologian think it refers to the city being the center for Canaanite moon goddess worship. Therefore, its defeat would mean the Israelite God could defeat one of the Canaanite gods… The assignment was to possess the Promised Land and what the enemy will confuse you on is dealing with the battle you have in front of you. In biblical writing and ancient times the first battle wa…

Fabulous Family Friday - Winning Love

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails…13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Winning love in a family must be shown freely. Love is the engine that makes the marriage/family go. Whether you are part of a blended family, traditional family, single-parent family, functional or dysfunctional, love is the core of every one of them.  It can cover a multitude of wrong. 
Winning love is agape commitment/giving.  It is patient and kind or courteous – as we have always heard - you get more bees with honey!  It does not envy – don’t worry about the family next door and what they have – do you and your family.  Build up from your f…

The Right Season

Sermon title:  The Right Season Sermon text:  Matthew 5:13-16 (The Message) Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.  Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We are going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous father in heaven.” 
·What Does Salt Do? It Makes Things better.
·What Does Light Do? It Makes Things brighter.
What You Need to Know as You Share Your Faith 1.     Most People Do No…

2Die4!

Sermon Text:John 21 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Sermon Title:2Die4!
Point 1: The level of lovevs 15…do you truly love me… vs 16…do you truly love me… vs 17 …do you truly love me…Do you love me… The word love as it is used here is the two verbs agapan and philein “are used interchangeably in this Gospel” and that from the fourth century B.C. forward in Greek literature agapan became “one of the standard verbs for ‘to love.’ Eros, which many interject in the text is what we think Jesus intermingle in the text. The word eros—erotic is not found in the New Testament.  
Point 2: The evidence of love vs. 15…” Feed my lambs… vs. 16…” Take care of my sheep.” vs. 17…” Feed my sheep. 1. Vs. 15 Feed my lambs [children]    2. Vs. 16 Take care of my sheep [pasture the flock Isa 40: 11 he will gather his sheep in his arms and bosom]  3. Vs. 17 Feed my sheep [adults]
Point 3: The life of love vs. 19 …Then he said “Follow me!” 1. Keep your eyes on Jesus vs 20 2. Keep …

How 2 Bounce Back from a Setback

Sermon Text:John 21: 3 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Sermon Title:How 2 Bounce Back from a Setback
BP: Move the hearers to bounce back
Point 1:Confusion always proceed a set-backJohn 21:1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way:
Point 2:Ceiling thinking closes off coming backJohn 21:2.3 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Point 3: Don’t let the wrong person convince you John 21:3 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

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