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Sept.16, 10AM – “Giving Generously” – – 2Corinthians 9

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If we are giving to the Lord with a willing and cheerful heart; the result will be that we will always have everything we need. God will provide for you if you have entrusted your finances and your possessions to Him. But write out your budget before the Lord, and be certain you are being wise with those things God has given to you. (2 Corinthians 9)     You can keep all your possessions and money for yourself if you want; but if you give it to Jesus He will “make all grace abound toward you.” That is wonderful, and it helps make me a cheerful giver”.  – Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013

 

Sept. 9 10AM — “The Proof of Your Love” – 2Corinthians 8

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The Apostle Paul commended the Macedonian Christians, who had given so generously to the Christians at Jerusalem, despite the fact that they themselves had very little. Their generosity was one proof of God’s Love in their life. Their generosity started when they first experienced the Love of Jesus.     Once we commit ourselves completely to the Lord, and recognize that everything we have comes from Him, and belongs to Him, then giving becomes a natural result of that realization. If you can give yourself, the rest is easy & natural. Pastor Chuck Smith 1927-2013

Baptism 9/1/ 10AM-Spring Lake Swim Pond – BBQ & Picnic afterwards – cut & paste below – https://www.facebook.com/heidi.hein.54/videos/10209367358579341/UzpfSTExMzEwMDM2Mjg6MTAyMTYyMjU5MDk0NTcwMjI/ Sunday 9/2/18 10AM – “Godly Sorrow” – 2Corinthians 7

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God’s Word tells us there are two kinds of sorrow; Godly sorrow & worldly sorrow. Both of these will have an emotional impact on us, but only Godly sorrow moves us to action, because it leads to repentance. The New Testament definition of repentance implies that there will be a change for the better. Worldly sorrow means feeling sorry for yourself, and sorry you were caught in your sins. That sorrow will lead to death, and separation from God forever, because there is no real change in actions. (2 Corinthians 7)  The Corinthian church revealed a Godly sorrow by their actions after Paul’s 1st letter called them to repent.      The principle is the same today. Repent, or feel sorry for yourself, and continue in your sin. It is your choice ! Godly sorrow working in the life of a Christian brings real concern about your lifestyle, and it brings an eagerness to get sin out of your life! Godly sorrow brings forth a zeal for Jesus Christ, and righteousness, peace, and Joy in the Spirit.

8/26/18 -10 AM – “GRACE WORKS” – 2Corinthians 6

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Christ has done Gracious, even miraculous things for us; dying on that cruel cross for our sins, rising on the 3rd day, and bringing salvation freely to all of mankind. And still there are people who refuse His offer of eternal life.

“Many people have intentions of getting right with God, but you have to wonder why they put it off. It doesn’t make sense. It’s as if you had a horrible sickness that was killing you and someone told you about, and even brought to you a miraculous new medicine that could save your life immediately. Would you put it on the shelf and think; “Maybe I’ll take it tomorrow”? Maybe just one more night of suffering, and I’ll take it in the morning! Why?

To put off getting right with God makes no sense. Don’t wait! Now is the day of your salvation”. (2 Cor. 6) – Pastor Chuck Smith 1927 – 2013

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8/19/2018 – 10AM – “Alive with Jesus” – – – 2 Corinthians 5

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Christians are not afraid of death. In fact we sing: “When I die Hallelujah bye and bye, I’ll Fly Away.” So we look forward to the death of this body of flesh and blood, because we know that as long as we are here on this earth we are not living in heaven with Jesus our Lord. Paul the Apostle said that he would rather be out of this physical body, and alive in his new body with the Lord, Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5)                                 When my spirit leaves my body, I am dead, by definition. But as a Christian, when my spirit leaves my body, I am immediately Alive with the Lord, and in my new body. I hope that you believe this?

                               

8/12/18 – 10AM – “Now or Later” – – 2 Corinthians 4

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What an incredible treasure the Gospel of Jesus Christ is. Yet God chose to place this treasure into Jars of Clay. Christ didn’t put it into a fancy worldly treasure chest, but into you and I, and we are made from the clay of the earth. That way we don’t draw people to ourselves, but to Christ.         You wouldn’t give someone a gift in a package that is more valuable than the gift. And it would be pretty strange if you gave a gift to someone and they were so enamored by the wrapping they that they never opened the present.              Jesus uses Earthen Vessels like us so that no one will glory in who we are, but they will glory in Jesus Christ, our great God and Savior, and who He is. It is foolish for us to exalt ourselves. He chose us because we are not exalted; and if we try to exalt ourselves, it will make us useless to Christ.                    (2 Corinthians 4).

July 8, 10am “Victory In Jesus” 1 Cor. 15

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Our physical bodies are both temporary & disposable.             Our physical bodies are like seeds that must die in order to become a new creation. And all that the new creation needs is contained in the DNA of the seed. But what an amazing difference there is between the rose seed and the rose flower.    1 Corinthians 15 tells us there are “celestial (spiritual) bodies & terrestrial (physical) bodies.” The seed that is our terrestrial body will become our celestial body when we die, and “death is swallowed up in Victory”.   The cells that make up my physical body are being destroyed & replaced every 7 years. But my spirit is constant & that’s what makes me who I am. So God will give Christians new spiritual bodies when we get to heaven. We will enjoy eternity in these new celestial bodies forever; they will never grow old or die.

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July 1, 10AM – “What You Need To Hear” – 1 Corinthians 14

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The Gifts of God’s Holy Spirit will be here for the Christian church until ‘that which is perfect has come’ (1 Cor.13). There are some people today who deny the use of some of the spiritual gifts because they think “that which is perfect” refers to the completed Bible. And they say not all, but some of the gifts ceased in the first century, and are not for the church today. However, when we read the Scripture in context, it is clear that the “perfect” refers to the person of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.  In 1 Cor.13:12 the Word says then we will see “face to face” – not book to face.       Also in Joel 2:28-33, Joel prophesied the pouring out of His gifts on His people until the Judgment Day.  In these last days the Bride of Christ (the Church) needs all the gifts until our perfect Lord returns for us. After Jesus returns they won’t be necessary.

June 24, 10AM – “Hang All The Law And The Prophets” – – 1 Corinthians 13 –

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The Church at Corinth was gifted. They experienced and exercised the spiritual gifts, and yet they were divided and carnal. They had neglected Love. Paul tried to teach the church that the gifts mean nothing without Love. He wrote; “earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way” (1 Cor.12:31). God’s Agape’ Love is the more excellent way. (1 Corinthians 13)        The ability to exercise any of the spiritual gifts mean nothing if it is done without God’s Love. Love is the key. If Christians miss that, everything else we do is a waste of time and effort.        John wrote; “He who does not Love does not know God, for God is Love” (1 John 4:8). That is what it all comes down to, and Love is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal.5:22).