The Great Change Ps. 51:1-17

The Great Change Ps. 51:1-5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There is a great change that takes place when a person truly repents of his sin and desires to change.  This change takes place as a result of: Confession – Ps 51:1-5 – David acknowledged his sin before God and called it...

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Ebenezer, 1 Sam 7:1-12

1 Sam 7:1-12 Ebenezer CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In 1 Sam 7:1-12, Ebenezer is the stone that was placed for a memorial in Israel.  It is very significant because it represents the day and the battle in which the Lord helped Israel against the Philistines.  His help, though, was predicated upon...

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Getting Right and Staying Right

1 Sam 12:16-25 Getting Right and Staying Right CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Have you ever gotten out of fellowship with the Lord and then come back to him?  I have.  Are you out of fellowship with him now?  Well, let me tell you that there are some definite things involved in...

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Return to God Amos 4:6

Return to God Amos 4:6 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Israel had forsaken the Lord for their idols.  And so the Lord brought trouble to them to get them to repent and return to God.  He brought them hunger from a lack of food, yet they did not return to God [Amos...

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Consider Your Ways Hag. 1:1-15

Consider Your Ways Hag. 1:1-15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Cross references to this passage are in Ezra 4 and 5. Trouble – adversaries had stopped them from building – so, they concentrated their efforts on rebuilding their own houses and God troubled them – He sent them Haggai to prophesy to...

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Remorse or Repentance 2 Cor. 7:10

Remorse or Repentance 2 Cor. 7:9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Are you trying to deal with the sin in your life through remorse or repentance?  There is a major difference between these two.  Remorse is merely the sorrow of the world about which Paul wrote in 2 Cor 7:10.  In Webster’s...

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Conditions of Forgiveness

Conditions of Forgiveness Eph.4:30 In the Bible there are conditions of forgiveness. God mentions repentance and confession in the process of forgiveness. To forgive is simply to pardon, or overlook an offense by another and treat the offender as not guilty.   Repentance                 (turning from sin unto God, 1...

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According to Truth Gen. 24:27

According to Truth Gen. 24:27 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The word truth needs to be defined – the archaic meaning is “the quality or state of being faithful: fidelity; constancy – sincerity in character, action and speech: truthfulness; honesty” – this definition fits the Lord – oftentimes in the Bible, it...

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Put Your Whole Heart Into It Mark 12:33

Put Your Whole Heart Into It Mark 12:33 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO I was listening to a sermon preached by Ted Mullins, veteran missionary to Papua New Guinea.  He was preaching about listening to the voice of God as he leads you.  He said, “The voice of God is not audible...

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He Will Have Mercy Is. 55:6-7

He Will HaveMercy Is. 55:6-7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Lord is a Merciful God; he will have mercy. In this text we see His mercy at work through the whole process of a fellow returning to the Lord. The Lord grants him mercy to: Seek the Lord – you are not...

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