10am Sun.2/25/18 “Wake Up & Enjoy The Love” Romans 13 – CD#1677

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God wants His Bride, the church, to be awake & watching for the return of their Loving Bridegroom at any time. (Romans 13) There are no prophecies that have to be fulfilled before the Rapture of the Church because He wants His Bride to live every day knowing that Jesus could come at any moment to take up His Church.           Throughout church history there has remained in the hearts of every Christian an eagerness for Jesus’ return, and God planned it to be that way.     Living in anticipation of Christ’ return ensures that Christians stay awake, set apart from the pleasures of the world, and focused on their spiritual lives. And awake to the possibility that today might be the day Jesus will come back for us. (John 14) The church must stay awake, looking forward to the joy set before us. The day is at hand.

 

10AM Sun. 2/18/18 “Spirit Filled Loving” Romans 12 – Part 2 –

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The purpose of nature is to lead us to the Creator and to worship and Love Him.  The purpose of our feelings and emotions is to lead us to our Creator, the One who planted them within our hearts.       Everything in creation points to the Creator arousing within us a Loving wonder, admiration and worship.  Wherever we go, we can worship.  Jesus taught that essentially we are portable sanctuaries, and if we are worshiping in spirit and truth, we can take our sanctuary with us.  Jesus said, “Don’t you see that if God is Spirit, worship is spiritual, and anything spiritual has no location in space or in time?”  You do not get up in the morning look at your calendar and say: “This is the time to worship”.  You don’t go out, look around and say: “This is the place to worship.” You worship God anywhere, any place, any time, because worship is spiritual- –    A.W. Tozer

10AM Sun.Feb.11,2018 – “The Spirit Filled Life” – Romans 12

 

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God has given each one of His children certain gifts and ministries to be used in the Body of Christ; and though we are all different, He calls us to work together to accomplish His purposes. Christians are connected, and as the Body of Christ we are dependent upon one another. (Romans 12)      If we all will use the gifts the Holy Spirit has given us, the Body of Christ will function beautifully. But if we do not work together; or if we neglect our gifts and worry about what someone else is doing, the Body will be useless and out of control! Surrender your body completely to Jesus and discover the gifts God’s Holy Spirit has for you.

10AM – 2/4/2018 – “Our Amazing God & Savior” – Romans 11

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As Paul considered God’s Amazing plan of redemption, how He saved he Gentiles, and yet will still keep His promises to Israel, he was just overwhelmed. “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33)                                        We don’t usually understand what Jesus is doing, as His ways are so much higher than ours (Isa.55:9) but as His plan unfolds, we are just amazed at the brilliance of His strategy. Jesus is God. Don’t question Him; just watch Him, and be Amazed!

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10AM 2/4/18 – “Acting upon God’s Word” Romans 10 –

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”The Jews were very confused that Jesus was the Messiah and now they were confused that Gentiles could be saved. But God had spoken to them many times, but they refused to act upon God’s Word (Romans 10).           Paul quoted Psalm 19 to show them that their King David understood the plan God had for reaching the world. Paul quoted Moses, as God said; “I will provoke the Jews to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation” (Deut.32:21). Paul also quoted Isaiah 65; “I was found by those who did not seek Me – – I have stretched out my hands all day long to a rebellious people”.  If the Jews had been paying attention, they would have realized that God wanted to save the world from sin. If they had been listening to His word, it would have been clear that God wanted to use them to accomplish that, but they refused to hear Him, and act upon His Word.     God told Abraham; “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Gen.12). That has always been God’s plan.

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10AM -1/21/2018 “Our Sovereign Father” – Romans 9 – cd#1674

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”Is there any unrighteousness with God, our Father? Of course not! He is God, and everything He does is right. We would be foolish to judge God. The very nature of His mercy is that no one deserves it. It is a gift. And God says; ‘I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy’. (Romans 9)

God doesn’t owe mercy to anyone, and He doesn’t have to give it to everyone just because He gives it to someone. Whatever He does is fair because it all comes from His mercy and He is God”. Pastor Chuck Smith

10AM-1/14/18-“God’s Conquering Love” Romans 8:18-39 -CD#1674

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We who are saved are more than conquerors in Jesus. Christians go into spiritual battles having already won the victory. Those who are not saved can become victorious winners if they come to Christ. Jesus gives us victory freely; we cannot earn it, but only receive it. You may be fighting pride, covetousness, lust, or depression: Christ will enable you to conquer any iron bondage and give you victory. Are you are battling sin, addictions, or fear of death? Come to Jesus, He will make you more than a conqueror. He already conquered the crushing mass of our sin, and we no longer must fight it every day (Romans 8:18-39)     Jesus makes us more than conquerors. It is true! Will you believe it today? Come to Jesus Christ, & quit every other hope, by thinking only of Christ. If you come to Him the victory He will give you will be deep, holy & everlasting. He makes winners of all who come to Him.

10AM 1/7/18 – “Adopted and Loved by God” – Romans 8 – #1673

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God desires to have a relationship with each one of us as our Father. He adopted us, sealed us with His Spirit, and wants us to be so close in our relationship that we call Him “daddy”.    My children always called me “daddy”, and as they got older, they called me “dad”. I would never want a formal relationship with my children. I want them to be close to me and comfortable enough to call me “dad”.                                 Our heavenly Father is the same way. We are now His children, and He wants a close relationship with us. That relationship is revealed as His Spirit communes with our spirit and lets us know that we are His. This is almost too wonderful to comprehend! God has adopted me as His child, and I am now an heir of God! And He wants me to call Him “Dad”.

10AM 12/31/17 – “The Spiritual Struggle” – Romans 7 – cd #1673 – NO Study Tonight – New Year’s Eve.

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In Romans Chapter 7 the Apostle Paul describes the struggle that happens within every Born Again Christian trying to lead a righteous life. We want to do the righteous things, and we are determined to do them. We want to stop doing the things that are unrighteous, harmful & wrong. But there is a battle going on inside of us, and we often end up doing things we hate and neglecting the things we really want to do. It brings frustration and depression to us.                                                          We can’t fix it on our own.  In reality, we are unable to change ourselves. We need help from Above. And Jesus Christ has provided that helper in the Person of the Holy Spirit.

10AM 12/24/17 – “Celebrate Jesus’ Birth Again” Luke 2 – No Evening Service Sunday or Thursday this week-

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“This is the season when, whether we like it or not, we are compelled to think of the birth of Jesus. I think it’s one of the most absurd things under heaven to think that there is anything spiritual about Christmas-day. There are no probabilities whatever that our Savior Jesus Christ was born on that day. Also the observance of that day has its origin in Catholicism. I do not see how consistent Christians can think of it as sacred – – However, I wish there were ten or twelve Christmas-days each year; for there is work enough in the world, and a little more rest would not hurt working people. Christmas-day is actually good for us; particularly as it enables us to get the family together and see our friends again. It is also another time to share the Gospel with them.
The Puritans protested observing Christmas-day. But we are willing, as their descendants, to take advantage of the good accidentally given to us by that day, & leave its superstitions to the superstitious”.  C.H. Spurgeon – edited by Pastor Gary   

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