2017 Sermons

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“Troublers of Israel”—Many troubled Israel from the outside (Egypt, Assyria, Syria, Philistines, Hittites, Edomites, Moabites, Amelekites, Midianites, etc.)BUT - No external enemy could harm Israel ‘IF’ they were faithful to God!Their greatest troublers were from ‘WITHIN’ — The church also has those who trouble it. Are we troublers or helpers of spiritual Israel? -- AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 4/23/2017

“Since You Were Raised With Christ”—The significance of the resurrection of Christ in the life of the Christian. 1) The things of Chrsit MUST become our number one priority - 2) We must die to all ungodliness, 3) We must live for God by following and imitating Jesus, 4) We must worship in spirit & truth, 5) We must be obedient in word & deed —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 4/16/2017

“An Examination of The AD 70 Doctrine”— (What It Is / Why It’s Wrong) -(What It Is & Why IT’s Wrong)—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 4/16/2017

“Self-Centered or God-Centered”— The Pervasive Sin of Selfishness -(Carnal or spiritual - Your choice)— Do we realize that selfishness is exceedingly sinful - A self-centered heart alienates us from God and others. It is destructive to our religion, relationships and our soul. Are we self-centered or God-centered? This lesson examines the effects of carnality on the church in Corinth with current application —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 4/9/2017

“The Law of Exclusion”— Walking By Faith -What is OUR attitude towards the need to establish authority for all that we do? Is the NT the ONLY source for our faith, teaching & practice? If we add to or take away from the teaching of the NT, are we walking by faith? If we do only those things we know are authorized in the NT, how confident can we be that we are doing what is right?—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 4/9/2017

“It’s All About Me”— The Pervasive Sin of Selfishness -(Selected Scriptures)—We live in a "Me First" culture - Radical individualism, where my rights and actions should be granted and accepted regardless of how they affect others, has become "normal." Do we realize that selfishness is exceedingly sinful - A self-centered heart alienates us from God and others. It is destructive to our religion, relationships and our soul. Are we self-centered or God-centered?—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 4/2/2017

“The Patience of Christ”—(2 Thessalonians 3:1-5)— What is Patience? How important is it for us to LEARN to be patient? How can we learn to be patient? AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 3/26/2017

“Matthew 21”(Lessons From Two Parables)Karl VanDevender —AUDIO - 3/26/2017

“Being Zealous For Good Works”—(Titus 2:11-15)— What would you say is the biggest problem facing the church? If you were honest with yourself, could you say you were aszealous as you ought to be? What is Zeal? Can zeal be bad? — What are we most enthusiastic about? Where are our affections and values directed? AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 3/19/2017

“Paul’s Final Exhortations & Warnings to the Church in Corinth”(2 Corinthians 13:1-14) Paul warns he will not hesitate to excercise his apostolic authority when he comes to them. He encourages them to examine themselves, and to excercise self disciplne so when he come, he can help them their regathering will be joyful. —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 3/19/2017

“The Kind of Preaching That Pleases God”—(Successful Preachers in The Bible)— When it come to“preaching,” most measure success VERY differently from how God measures it! Most people are advocates of style over substance, smiles instead of rebuke, embelished emotional storys rather than scripture, compromise without the bold proclamation of truth. This lesson will challenge how most people view preachers & preaching. —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 3/12/2017

“Paul’s Apostolic Authority & His Love”(2 Corinthians 12:11-21) Paul loved the brethren in Corinth, and it grieved him that they did not give him the support he deserved. Not that he himself deserved it, but the true gospel he proclaimed and God had confirmed among them did. —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 3/12/2017

“The Nature of Saving FAITH”(3)(Romans 10:1-18) The Bible is clear that all who are saved are saved through FAITH. The question under consideration in this study is“When Does Faith Save?”— Romans 10:9 & 10state that one must cofess with their mouth & believe in their heart UNTO salvation / righteousness. Verse 13 says that "whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." SO when we answer the question,“what does it mean to call upon the name of the Lord?” we will have the answer to WHEN FAITH SAVES. —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 3/5/2017

“The Nature of Saving FAITH”(2)(Romans 3:19-5:5) In Romans 4 Paul is contrasting two opposing SYSTEMS,“FAITH & WORKS.” The“works” system cannot save a sinner because it demands perfection - and no amount of work can undo the sinners sin. The“Faith”system on the other hand implements forgiveness through Jesus thus providing justification on the grounds of God’s grace. Abraham was justified by the system of faith, not by the system of perfect Law keeping. But what kind of FAITH does the system of faith require? What KIND of FAITH did Abraham Have? —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/26/2017

“The Death of The Righteous”(Wilton Wesley) —AUDIO/ PPT/- 2/26/2017

“The Nature of Saving FAITH”(Hebrews 11:1-40; James 2:14-24; Romans 4:13-25) The Bible speaks of different kinds of faith. There is only one kind of faith that saves us.The only viable faith is the faith that obeys God! —What KIND of FAITH did Abraham Have? —What kind of FAITH do you have? —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/19/2017

“Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh”(2 Corinthians 12:1-10) We all have thorns to deal with! How do we deal with them? How do we view them? Do we understand that the issue is NOT really the thorn? —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/19/2017

“Who Am I Living For?”-(Have We Sufficiently Destroyed Our Sinful Past?)—(Galatians 2:11-21) We are all living“for someone”— Our actions speak louder than our words!- PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/12/2017

“Reluctant Boasting In His Sufferings”(2 Corinthians 11:16-33)How did Paul's boasting compare to the boasting of his enemies?What would the sufferings of Paul demonstrate to his detractors in Corinth?Many perceived Paul as “WEAK” — likewise, many today perceive that which is strong as weak & visa versa. WHY?- PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/12/2017

“Demonstrating Reverence For God”-(Nehemiah 8:1-12; Hebrews 12:25-29) What does your attitude & actions toward God’s word reveal about your reverence for Him? What does your attitude & actions toward worshipping God reveal about your reverence for Him? --AUDIO/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/5/2017

“Christ Is, Therefore We Are …”-(2 Corinthians 3:16-18) What Does It Really Mean To Be A CHRISTIAN? What does it mean to follow Jesus? Are we striving to follow Jesus’ example when it comes to sacrificial service? Love? Respect for the scriptures? Hating sin & loving righteousness? This lesson also examines what it means to be a Christian from the perspective of Christ’s position of authority as King of kings and Lord of lords and His priesthood. --AUDIO/AUDIOPART 2/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/29/2017

“Joseph - A Type of Christ”-(Genesis 37:1-50:26) A Common Predetermination /A Common Rejection / A Common Humiliation / A Common Injustice / A Common Exaltation / A Common Grace / Mercy /A Common Purpose / --AUDIO/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/22/2017

“A Bible Plan Which Governs Our Giving”-(By Rufuf Thrower)—AUDIO/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/22/2017

“Wrestling With God”-(Genesis 32:22-32) Jacob wrestles all night with a stranger - this marks a turning point in Jacob’s life! what is the lessons did Jacob learn? What lessons can we learn? (these lessons can change your life as well) —AUDIO/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/15/2016

“The Danger of False Teachers”-(2 Cor 11:1-15)—AUDIO/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/15/2016

“God’s Expectations of Me As A Member of This Local Church?”-(Acts 2:42-47) —AUDIO/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/8/2016

“Whom The Lord Commends Is What Matters”-(2 Cor 10:7-18)—PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/8/2016

“Serving God With Reverence And Godly Fear" -[Hebrews 12:25-29]— How committed are you to pleasing God in word, deed and attitude? Is your faith strong enough toenable you to live a life of trust and obedience? Having a faith that is powerful, focussed and diligent will not occur by chance or being passive in our spiritual growth.—AUDIO/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/1/2016

donmcclain@sbcglobal.net Don Mcclain 2013