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Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Pastor's Message

 
 
 
1-19-20 

                           REBUILDING BROKEN WALLS

                                            Nehemiah

The Story

When burdened by “broken walls”

·        _PRAY___

1.     _Confess___

a.     2 Chronicles 7:14

b.     Don’t just repent, _rebuild____

2.     Make your _request__ (Philippians 4:6)

     (1Chronicles 4:10)  

·        __Plan___

          “The mind of man plans his ways,

but the Lord _directs___ his steps”

                 (Proverbs 3:5-6)

            God honors _order___ and __organization___

            Faith is not __disorganized_____

·        _Proceed____

   When we walk by faith we can encounter some

    who walk by sight, who have no _vision____

During the rebuilding of the wall in Jerusalem, workers found a copy

of God’s Word. After the work was completed, Nehemiah gathered

the people and read, “translating so they understood” [8:1-10]

   Acts 17:11; Romans 10:17; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:11, 105

When the people heard and understood, they

·        __REPENTED___ (“weeping” under conviction)

·        __REJOICED___ (“this day is holy,

                the joy of the Lord is your strength”)

·        __RESPONDED___ (“celebrated…understood”)

 
 

1-12-20                       LET’S GO FISHING

                                         Luke 5:1-11 

The story

APPLICATIONS

·        BOAT/FISHING

Psalm 90:17, “Confirm for us the _WORK_ of our hands”

Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatever your hand finds to do,

do it with all your _MIGHT_”

    The Angelus, by Jean-Francois Millet

    Michelangelo’s ceiling of the Vatican Chapel

Colossians 3:17, “Whatever you do in word or deed,

     do all in the name of the Lord Jesus”

·        DEEP

How deep are you willing to go for God?

“I’ve worked all night and caught nothing”

·        NETS

Having nets is of little value if you don’t use them

“Nevertheless, AT THY _WORD_”

Roy Angel, “Let Down Your Nets”

·        _GOLDEN_ nets

“God loves a __CHEERFUL_ giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

“Have __COMPASSION__ on the needy” (Psalm 70:13)

·        __INTELLECTUAL__ nets

“Lack _WISDOM__? Ask of God” (James 1:5)

·        _WORK-WORN_ nets

 

 
1-5-2020

 

JOYOUS NEW YEAR

Isaiah 61:1,2

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and has anointed me

to bring good news…to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord”

ANOINT: CONSECRATE

PROCLAIM: PREACH “God Things”

GOOD NEWS: (Luke 2:10)

FAVORABLE: Acceptable, Desire of God

YEAR

Proverbs 16:9, Man plans, God Directs

Jer 19:21, God’s plans are to help not harm

NEW

New in time or new in kind

Ezekiel 11:19, “I will put a new spirit within them”

2 Corinthians 5:17; “Behold, new things have come”

Ephesians 4:22-24, “Lay aside the old self…

    put on the new self- likeness of God”

Joyous

John 15:11, May…your joy be made full

Joy is a “fruit” of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)

 

To be joyous this new year, resolve to:

·         Bear Fruit (John 15:5)

·         Obey Jesus’ Commands (John 15:10, 12, 14)

 
12-29-19
The Lord's Supper
 
 
 
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