We Must Abide in Jesus, Jn 15:5

In Jesus’ instructions to his disciples before his crucifixion, in Jn 15-16, and in his prayer in Jn 17, he mentioned three things about abiding in him that we are going to discuss tonight.  He was not referring to being “in the body” like he revealed to Paul .  These...

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Take Root, Bear Fruit, Is 37:31

VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS SERMON AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS SERMON Is 37:31 says, “take root downward, and bear fruit upward.”  This is in the context of a prophecy against Sennacherib.  The goal of Israel’s enemies is to destroy Israel from being a nation, Ps 83:4.  However, following this attempted siege,...

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Choke the Word, Mk 4:19

Choke the Word Mk 4:19 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Mk 4:19 exposes three things that choke the word and make it unfruitful.  These choke the word in a Christian and choke the word when it is preached to a lost person.  These three things choke the word: Cares of this...

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Bountiful Giving, 2 Cor 9:6-15

Last week we preached on the blessedness of giving.  According to Acts 20:35, it is more blessed to give than to receive.  Through giving we have the blessedness of financial security, eternal fruit, abundant joy, and heavenly treasure.  Today, we are going to discuss bountiful giving.  Through bountiful giving we...

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Add To Your Faith, 2 Pet 1:5-11

After we are saved, we must be diligent to add to our faith [2 Pet 1:5].  Rom 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”  Faith then is simply believing what God said and trusting God to perform his word.  Heb 11:1 says, “Now...

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What Pleases God, 1 Thes 4:1

Many of us grew up as people pleasers.  We tried to please our parents.  But the frustration seemed to always be that we were never good enough.  The harder we tried, the harder it became to please them.  Some of us just gave up trying. We have a tendency, then,...

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Benefits of Patience

The longer you live and the more stuff through which you go, the more you learn about the Christian life.  According to Rom 5:3-5, as you go through things, you’re going to need some patience.  Patience helps you acquire spiritual experience.  However, patience is not something for which you want...

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Pleasures Ps. 16:11

Pleasures Ps 16:11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Bible says in Ps 16:11, “in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forever more.” This Psalm, as you can tell from the context in Ps 16:10, is a reference to Jesus, who is now at the...

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Fruitfulness of the Word Matt 13:18-23

Fruitfulness of the Word Matt 13:18-23 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The word of God, like seed, is designed to bear fruit.  When it is sown, it does not return void [Is 55:10-11].  However, the condition of your heart [the soil] has a lot to do with the fruitfulness of the...

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The Need for Patience Ps 40:1

The Need For Patience Ps. 40:1 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Patience is not something with which we come naturally equipped.  But it something that we all need. You need: Patience in your prayers – Ps 40:1 – sometimes the Lord answers our prayers quickly.  We get spoiled by his care and...

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