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Is Christianity a Religion or a Relationship? – Sermon – May 18 2014

Church Bulletin cover image showing Jesus Christ sitting on a park bench talking to a young manIs Christianity a Religion or a Relationship? – Sermon – May 18 2014

Questions that will be answered in the Sermon:

What do you think God really wants of us when we come here to church each Sunday?  Do you think He is happy and pleased simply because we have come and are here?

Or is there something more He is after with us?

Listen for these questions and answers about  Is Christianity a Religion or a Relationship? , in the one-part Video or one-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures will be below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 41,  Jeremiah 9:23-26,  Galatians 4:1-11,  Mark 7: 1-13

Keywords:  Jesus overturned the tables at the Jewish Temple, religion, rituals, liturgies,  sermon-divider1

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Should A Christian Be A Freemason? – Sermon – March 30 2014

Should A Christian Be A Freemason? – Sermon – March 30 2014

Image used for bulletin for Sermon - Should a Christian Be A FreemasonQuestions that will be answered in the Sermon:

Should a Christian be a Freemason, or not?  Do we need to test Freemasonry by the Word of God – to see if Freemasonry is right or wrong, good or evil? What is it?  What does God say to us about it in His Holy Word?

How many Freemasons are there?  When did it begin?  How influential was Freemasonry in the formation of our Nation through our Fore-fathers?  Where does Satan work most of the time, in the dark, or in the light?  Is Freemasonry a religion or not?

Does Freemasonry have their own Gospel that they proclaim, or not?  Does Freemasonry teach about a different God?   Does the Freemason Bible actually show allegiance to Islam and the holy koran?

Listen for these questions and answers about Should A Christian Be A Freemason?, below in the 1-part Video ,  or the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 26,  John 1: 5,  Isaiah 45: 16-21,  1 Corinthians 10:14-22,  Matthew 24: 2-11

Keywords: freemasons, freemasonry, degrees of freemasons, eastern star, the occult, darkness, light, warning, love your neighbor, gain your brother, forefathers who were freemasons, forefathers who were not freemasons, declaration of independence, the us constitution, washington dc , dc, the pentagram, darkness, religions, altar, 32 degree , 32nd degree freemason, mormons, george washington, founder of the KKK, rainbow girls, renouncing past experience with the occult and repent, repentance, judging others, righteous judging, judging rightly, Patriotic Sermon, Matthew 5 regarding “Oaths”:

Oaths

33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.[g]

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The Church – Cruise Ship or Battleship ? – Sermon – February 16 2014

The Church – Cruise Ship or Battleship ? – Sermon – February 16 2014

Questions coming soon

Scriptures used in Sermon:

2 Timothy: 4,

Keywords: Rebuke those who teach false teaching, Correct and encourage, judging others, righteous judging, judging rightly, false teachers will come and teach false doctrine, judge these false teachers who teach apostasy, evil teachers, antichrists, anti-christs, 2 Timothy: 4 Paul tells us that we must judge those teachers that teach false doctrine, who just tickle our ears, who do not teach sound doctrine or the truth , many will turn away from the truth and will go to churchs that only say what the listeners itching ears want to hear.  Those going to these churchs will turn their ears away from the truth and instead listen to myths and lies, false prophets, 2 Timothy : 4    In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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MP3 Player - The Church: Cruise Ship or Battleship ? - Sermon - February 16 2014

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Are You Assured of Your Salvation – Sermon – October 27 2013

Are You Assured of Your Salvation ? – Reformation Sunday – Sermon – October 27 2013

Questions about Sermon are forthcoming 🙂

Listen for these questions and answers about Are You Assured of Your Salvation ? – Reformation Sunday, below in the 1-part Video ,  or the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 20,  Isaiah 43: 1-7,  ?,  ?

Keywords: Reformation of the Church, Martin Luther, saved thru faith by Grace in Jesus Christ, Justification through Grace, Justified in Christ, Roman Catholic Church and False Doctrine, err in doctrine, The Council of Trent, bad doctrine, Antichrists, the Pope, works verses grace, saved by Grace

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Christians want to be careful to avoid Meditation other than on the Word of God

Are you a Child of God, a Christian, and have considered Meditation, outside of reading and contemplating the Word of God from Holy Scripture?

Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan Accelerates – Tells Followers to Practice 4-7-8 Hinduistic Meditation A recent article online from Lighthouse Trails Research.com website shares how easy it is for a Christian to walk astray, by simply practicing Hindu breathing techniques used in meditation.  I have not done research about this website, but a Christian friend of mine of whom I have great respect for his Doctrine and Faith shared this article on Facebook, and it clearly shows the way of today’s modern church and the dangerous path they are leading, amongst many churches and denominations, in Seeker Sensitive and New Age practices.  See the story here:

Read 2 Thessalonians 2  here:

The Man of Lawlessness

2 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

2 Thessalonians 2 (New International Version)

Note: Scripture quote, compliments of Biblegateway.com

I hope that the Man of Lawlessness described in 2nd Thess 2 was helpful.

Why Are There So Many Denominations? – Sermon – August 18 2013

Why Are There So Many Denominations ? – (Example: ELCA and LCMS Differences ) – Sermon – August 18 2013

Ever wondered, why there are so many denominations in the world, so many divisions in the visible church of Christ on earth?  Shouldn’t we all just be one?  Can’t we all just agree?  Can any one denomination be right?  What should be our attitude toward people in other denominations?

What does God say to us about this in His Word?  Are we lowly, meek, enduring each other patiently with love in Christ?  If the basis for true unity in the church, according to Jesus Christ, is that we are all in agreement on the truth of God’s Word as it appears in the Bible, what is the trouble, that causes all the division amongst churches today?

Do any of the churches today, flatly deny the teachings of scripture and say God’s Word is in error?   What is the Historical Criticism approach to teaching the Bible, and how does it lead churches astray, and against the word of God, and therefore, against God?

Listen for these questions and answers about Why Are There So Many Denominations ? – (Example: ELCA and LCMS Differences ), below in the 1-part Video , or the 1-part Audio MP3 Sermon below the Video. 

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 63: 3-11,  Deuteronomy 13: 1-5,  Acts 20: 24-35,  Matthew 7: 15-23

Keywords: the Bible is the inerrant word of God, Historical Criticism, false prophets, wolves , judging others, judging righteously, wolfs in sheeps clothing, ELCA ,  sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, gay marriage, gay pastors and priests, abortion, liberal seminaries, false teachers, judging others, righteous judging, judging rightly , leading people astray, error in scripture, infallible words of scripture, seeker sensitive sermons, doctrine, God’s inerrant word, 2 Timothy : 4    In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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How the Devil Uses and Abuses Scripture – Sermon August 11 2013

How the Devil Uses and Abuses Scripture – Sermon August 11 2013

Does Satan ever twist scripture to deceive us and influence our daily actions?

How cunning is Satan, when it comes to telling us lies, or twisting scripture? Why is it important for you and me to be in the Bible each day?   Don’t we know it well enough already?

Why should I go to Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings before church when, after all, I’m going to hear the sermon later anyway?

Listen for these questions and answers about How the Devil Uses and Abuses Scripture – Sermon August 11 2013, below in the 1-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

John 7: 24  ,

Keywords:  when pastors are twisting scripture we need to know if they are, liberals twisting scripture, evil, principalities, the evil one, satans lie, the serpent,  weak in the word, forget scripture, importance of reading the Bible daily, doctrines of demons, false doctrine, false prophets, false teachers, antichrists, anti-christs, the end times, judging others righteously, commanded to judge others, Jesus commands us to judge in john 7:24 , Matthew 7: 1-6 Jesus explains pious judging and about the plank in your own eye as opposed to Judging Righteously , judging others, righteous judging, judging rightly , many non-believers and non-Christians use don’t judge others against Christians by twisting scripture

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The Office of the Preacher – The Quest for Glory – Sermon – February 03 2008

The Office of the Preacher – The Quest for Glory – Sermon – February 03 2008

What is the one true test that Jesus gives us, to discern if a Pastor, Preacher or Person is giving us the true Word of God?  We have got to be on guard and discerning, but how?  Whose glory is the Preacher seeking, His or Christ’s/God’s ?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Office of the Preacher – The Quest for Glory”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 145,  Jeremiah 23: 1-6, Galatians 1: 1-12, John 7: 14-24

Keywords: seeker sensitive preachers, false prophets, good shepherds, wolves, wolf in sheeps clothing, ravenous wolves, feed my sheep, tend my sheep,

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MP3 Player - The Office of the Preacher – The Quest for Glory - Sermon - February 03 2008

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AIR SUPERIORITY – Prayer for America – the election – Sermon – November 02 2008

11-02-08-A man praying for America with our Flag behind himAIR SUPERIORITY – (Prayer for America,- the election) – Sermon – November 02 2008

Questions that will be answered in the Sermon:

Is it right to pray for our country?  Is it right to pray , God Bless America?  Is it right to pray to God for His divine hand on our nation?  Is it right to pray for our Leaders?  Are we required to obey God’s law over Man’s law ever?

What did God tell the people of Israel in the book of Jeremiah when captured, taken over and exiled to Babylon?  What did God tell to Lot, when God was getting ready to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah?

How has in recent days when we moved “In God We Trust” to the edge of our coins, Bible out of classrooms, prayer out of our schools,  Islam prayer allowed in schools,  10 commandments out of our court houses,  how has this turned America back from the Christian heritage of it forefathers?

What is Spiritual Warfare?  Where is it spoken about in the New Testament and how do we protect ourselves?  How is Prayer a part of our Spiritual Warfare Armament?

Listen for these questions and answers about  AIR SUPERIORITY – (Prayer for America,- the election) , in the one-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures will be below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm: 33: 10-22,  2 Chronicles 7:11-16,  1 Timothy 2: 1-8,  Matthew 22: 15-22

Keywords:  In God We Trust, George Washington, War of 1812 and Britain sacking Washington D.C., Nazi Germany, Sodom and Gomorrah, Prohibition of the early 1920’s and 30’s, patriotic, patriotism, God Bless America,  Barack Obama, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Socialism, Spread the Wealth, Terrorist ties,  Liberal and Socialistic colleges, Harvard University, Proverbs 20: 1,  6, Proverbs 21 – English Standard Version (ESV) “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.” ,  Acts 17: “26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,” Psalm 75: not from the east or from the west,  10 Commandments, Prayer for the Preacher, Abortion, Morality in America, Patriotic Sermon, See Psalm 75 below regarding the Lord’s word on Kings: 

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MP3 Player - AIR SUPERIORITY - (Prayer for America,- the election) - Sermon - November 02 2008

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Psalm 75

‘1 We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near;
people tell of your wonderful deeds.

2 You say, “I choose the appointed time;
it is I who judge with equity.

3 When the earth and all its people quake,
it is I who hold its pillars firm.[b]

4 To the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more,’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns.[c]

5 Do not lift your horns against heaven;
do not speak so defiantly.’”

6 No one from the east or the west
or from the desert can exalt themselves.

7 It is God who judges:
He brings one down, he exalts another.

8 In the hand of the Lord is a cup
full of foaming wine mixed with spices;
he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth
drink it down to its very dregs.

9 As for me, I will declare this forever;
I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,

10 who says, “I will cut off the horns of all the wicked,
but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.”’

Spare the Rod – Spoil the Child – Church Discipline – Sermon – August 16 2009

Spare the Rod,  Spoil the Child ? – Church Discipline – Sermon – August 16 2009

Listen for these questions and answers about “Spare the Rod,  Spoil the Child ? – Church Discipline”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

 

Keywords:  discipline children, naomi daughter

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