Archive for September, 2012

Patterns

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

This is the Sunday morning sermon by Steven L. Locklair.

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Patterns are a necessary part of our everyday life.

A mother follows a pattern in making a dress.

A contractor uses a blueprint to build a house.

A cook uses a recipe to make a meal.

An auto mechanic uses a repair manual to fix cars.

Most people understand the need for patterns in their everyday life but they don’t when it comes to the Bible which will determine whether they will spend eternity in heaven or hell!… Continue reading

Did Jesus Exist?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

by Kyle Campbell

An anonymous statement says, “All the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of mankind on this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.”

In Revelation 1:8, Jesus refers to Himself as the “Almighty.” This title means “the one who has his hand on everything.” It means that He is able to accomplish everything. We need to be passionate about Jesus and His influence on the world, but in order to do so, we must be convinced that He existed and is who He said He was.

The Credibility Evidence: Can The Biographies Of Jesus Be Trusted?

Is it… Continue reading

Was Jesus Married?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

This is  the Sunday morning sermon by Steven L Locklair.

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This piece of papyrus from the 4th century is said by Professor Karen King of Harvard to suggest that Jesus was married.

According to Karen: “The most exciting line in the whole fragment…is the sentence ‘Jesus said to them [his disciples], my wife…” The next line of text reads, “She will be able to be my disciple.” Newly Discovered Document Says Jesus Was Married? admin on 09/19/2012

Christians are commanded “sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense….” (1 Peter 3:15). … Continue reading

The Psychology Of Nakedness

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

by Kyle Campbell

Psychologists have shown that the human mind constantly translates visual perceptions into a theory of mind; that is, an imagination of the internal state of a person. For example, if I notice someone squinting their eyes and clenching their jaw, I conclude that he must be angry; if she flexes one of the major muscles in her face used in a smile, then I assume she is happy. The point is that a few cues of body language are instantly translated into an image of that person’s inner self. Furthermore, what is important for us is they have found that clothing plays a big part of how we determine a mental image too.

Psychologists have two terms that express the opposite ends of the spectrum of observation… Continue reading

Have You Forgotten?

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

“Have you forgotten how it felt that day to see your homeland under fire and her people blown away. Have you forgotten when those towers fell we had neighbors still inside…

Have you forgotten all the people killed some went down like heroes in that Pennsylvania field. Have you forgotten about our Pentagon all the loved ones that we lost and those left to carry on.” (Darryl Worley- Have you Forgotten?”

Jesus made a spiritual application when 18 people died in a tower to the people still living of their need to repent and so will we (Luke 13:4-5).

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In the News: Politics and Faith

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

by Stan Cox

In the past couple of weeks some have watched with interest the two political conventions that officially kick off what has already been a long and sometimes contentious campaign for the Presidency. In many ways it is the same old same old — with dire warnings of impending doom, fear mongering, and “pie in the sky” promises by both parties.

There is nothing wrong and many things right with Christians participating in the political process. Voting has long been held as a civic duty in our republic, and allows Christians to support candidates who will, at the very least, allow us to continue the free expression of our faith.

There are, however, pitfalls in the process that may cause a Christian to sin. These… Continue reading

God and Jerusalem

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

by Joe R. Price

Someone left God out of the Democratic Party platform on the way to their national convention in Charlotte, NC. After three voice votes the “ayes” finally prevailed and God was put back into the political document. We can all sigh a breath of relief! (As if “God” or “God‑given” in their platform constitutes faith – it does not! Lk. 6:46)

Then there was the brouhaha over not stating Jerusalem as the rightful capital of Israel. That was also reinserted into the party’s platform.

Many religious folks think Jerusalem is still the capital of Israel from God’s point of view. To borrow a phrase, they “are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God”.

Jesus Christ (God’s Anointed) has been crowned… Continue reading

Contentment

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

You would think that with all the technology we have in America everyone would be content.

Many have…big screen TV’s in their home with many channels to entertain them, ….electronic devices to play games with, listen to music, learn whatever we desire, and…even cell phones to call or text with.

The richest people who lived in the past could only dream about what we have today.

But it doesn’t satisfy us! What will?

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Attend the Church of Your Choice

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

By Heath Rogers

Often times the appeal is made for men to attend the church of their choice. While we certainly appreciate the noble sentiment behind this appeal, we deny that such is in harmony with the Word of God. What does the Bible say about attending the church of your choice?

The Bible gives us some choices that we can make. We are to choose life over death (Deuteronomy 30:19), choose whether or not we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15), choose the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:29), choose our friends (Proverbs 12:26), and choose what pleases the Lord (Isaiah 56:4). The Bible says nothing about choosing the church we will attend.

For one thing, the Bible states that Jesus only built one church. “And I also… Continue reading

Are You Frustrated?

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Many people are frustrated today.

Government is wasting our money paying for things it can’t afford and many are out of work.

Politicians make promises to get elected instead of doing what’s best for the country.

Schools emphasize sports rather than academics that will help students to be successful.

TV evangelists get rich telling people what they want to hear rather than the truth that will save their souls.

Why are you frustrated?

Impossible demands from boss, teacher, parent?

Children (rebellious, uncaring, or unresponsive)?

Spiritual failure or lack of growth in the church?

Frustrated- “to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart. (American Heritage Dictionary)

This morning we will focus our thoughts from God’s perspective and make application to our lives… Continue reading