Monday, February 20, 2017

All Things To Be Subject to Christ

Image result for excitingIt thrilled my soul to be reminded from Hebrews 2:5-9 that one day in the age or world to come all things, all things including the press and socialistic liberal democrats will be brought under subjection to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Awake O Sleeping Faith!

Image result for measuring cup pouring"When a storm rises, immediately run and awaken your sleeping faith. Knock at its door. Do your work, O faith! Consider this medicine for your faith to drink in comfort: not the slightest trouble befalls you without the overruling eye and hand of God. He is not only our wise God, but a tender Father, He knows what you are made of and measures out exactly every cross unto us as a chemist measures grains of medicine."

(Samuel Ward, Sermons, pp. 33-36)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stir Up the Coals of Your Soul!

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Samuel Ward once said, "Unstirred coals do not glow or give heat." Do you know what he meant?

Stir up your soul by meditating on the great truths and promises of Scripture. Stir up, chew on, think on them, and view them as often as you need to in order for your soul to glow and give off "heat."

Mingle your meditations with prayer. Think on the things of God until your heart is warmed and you are overflowing with joy. Then sing praises unto our God!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Comfort Your Soul

 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort..." (2 Corinthians 1:3, EMTV)

Satan is the enemy of our souls. Satan will test us, tempt us, and even torment us. In order to ward off these attacks and assaults you must be prepared through prayer, patience, and be pro-active.

When the enemy comes, comfort your soul with these three truths:

  • Every thing that you experience, whether good or bad, positive or negative has been approved by God and thereby permitted.

  • God has promised never to "leave you nor forsake" you. You will never be abandoned to Satan or to his devices. God will sustain you.

  • God will provide the grace and comfort at the exact moment that He knows you need it. God will often keep from you the means and manner of His grace and comfort until you do need it.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Jonah Did the Unexpected (Part 1 of 4)

Sermon:     GM17-147

Series:         Jonah: A Gospel of Grace



Subtitle:     Jonah Did the Unexpected

Scripture:   Jonah 1:1-3

Subject:      Jonah’s disobedience

Scope:        Jonah deliberately disobeyed God by traveling the opposite direction from which he had been commanded by God.

Scheme:      To motivate my people to resist the temptation to disobey the revealed will of God.

Scrutiny:    Why did Jonah disobey God?

Solution:    Our passage today provides the reason that Jonah disobeyed God. Jonah disobeyed God because Jonah is a perverse prophet.

Sketch:       1A     Resisting the Grace of God    (1:1-16)     (Part 1)

                             1B     The Defiant Servant (1-3)
1C       …is detected in the indifference of Jonah (1)
                                                2C       …is demonstrated by the instruction of Jehovah (2)
                                                3C       …is documented by the intention of the Journey (3)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Marion Lee Bailey, Sr. Memorial

The service was beautiful:

Opening comments by Phil Peters
Medley of Lee's favorite hymns
Son spoke words & memories of His Dad
Daughter spoke words & memories of her Dad
Family & Friends spoke words & memories
Short passages of comforting scripture read
Prayer for comfort
Closing prayer & Dismissal