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Sobriety: Knowing When to Say No - Nov 17, 2002

SOBRIETY KNOWING WHEN TO SAY NO “Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1 There are a great many references to wine, strong drink, and drunkenness scattered throughout the Bible. The earliest reference is in Genesis, the last in Revelat ... More

Dear Abby - I Samuel 25 - Oct 8, 2000 - 340

In our survey of the early years of David’s life, we have come to a little-known episode that ought to be better known. The story of David and Nabal and Abigail is riveting. It’s got it all. There is intrigue, injustice, conflict, anger, revenge, attempted murder, an impassioned plea, su ... More

How Can I Discover God's Will For My Life? - Oct 26, 2007

Have you ever wished you could have lunch with Jesus? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you got a phone call from heaven saying that the Lord Jesus Christ would like to meet you for lunch next Thursday? Suppose that happened. What would you talk to Jesus about? I imagine that your first impulse woul ... More

Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else - Matthew 6:10 - Oct 7, 2009 - 1220

“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” Matthew 6:10 Before we begin: Why is it difficult to sincerely pray “Your will be done?” How would your life change if doing God’s will became your first priority? Some prayers are harder to pray than others. I learned tha ... More

The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon - Sobriety - Jul 31, 2012

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living - 29. LIVING IN THE HERE AND NOW - Aug 6, 2012

Forever Children - Exodus 20:12 - Jun 28, 1992 - 717

We have two problems with this Commandment, and perhaps a third: 1. Many of us have negative memories associated with this Commandment. 2. It seems to be meant mostly for children. 3. It seems to describe a family situation many of us never experienced.The last one is the kicker. How do you obey ... More

How Can I Discover God's Will For My Life? - Proverbs 16:9 - Dec 7, 1997 - 529

Have you ever wished you could sit down with God and have a good talk with him about your own life? Have you ever wished you could just look him in the eye say, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” All of us have moments when we want to hear Gods voice or receive some definite sign regard ... More

This Bud's For You: The Christian And The Use Of Alcohol - Aug 19, 1991

This is not the first time I have addressed this subject. Over the 13 years I have served as a pastor, the subject has come up again and again. A few days before I preached on this subject in my church in Texas, I came into my office and found a brown bag on my desk. It was labeled, “For your ... More

Hard Work: The Reason We Get Out of Bed - Proverbs 6:6-11 - Sep 4, 1994 - 624

Turn in your Bible to the Book of Proverbs, beginning in Chapter 6. We are going to begin the sermon with a number of verses from Proverbs. Proverbs 6:6 “Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider its ways and be wise. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in ... More

A Survival Kit for Tough Times - 1 Peter 5 - May 8, 2005 - 606

We come this morning to the end of our series on I Peter. This is the 24th and final message. We started on the last Sunday of July and we end on Mother’s Day. It was summer when we started and we end with summer not that far away. In my first sermon I said that we were going to study I Peter ... More

In God’s Waiting Room: Lessons from the “Down Time” of Life - Aug 5, 2007

On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about” (Acts 1:4). Have you ever heard of the American prayer? It goes this way: “Lord, give me pat ... More

Angry Man Alert - Aug 29, 2008

I would like to begin by calling your attention to two uncomfortable verses in the New Testament. If these verses don’t bother you, they should.Colossians 3:19 says, “Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.” It’s not the first part that grabs our atte ... More

The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon - Conscience - Jul 30, 2012

The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon - Waiting - Jul 31, 2012

The Tongue: Life and Death Are In Your Mouth! - Proverbs 18:20-21 - Oct 9, 1994 - 618

Proverbs has a lot to say about what we say. In fact, the subject of the tongue and how we use our words is perhaps the preeminent theme of this book. Over 150 times in this book alone, Proverbs refers to our lips, our mouth and our tongue. One of the central issues of the Book of Proverbs is how yo ... More

The Rod of God: When Love Says No - Hebrews 12:5-11; Proverbs 13:34 - May 16, 1999 - 299

“Spare the rod and spoil the child.” It’s an old saying and like most things old, it has been neglected of late. But there is the ring of truth about it. If you spare the rod, you will indeed spoil your child. This is the clear testimony of Holy Scripture and of centuries of human exp ... More

In God’s Waiting Room: Lessons from the “Down Time” of Life - Acts 1:4 - Feb 15, 1998 - 629

On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.” Acts 1:4Have you ever heard of the American prayer? It goes this way: “Lord, give me patience, ... More

Portrait of a Godly Leader - I Timothy 3; Titus 1 - Mar 17, 1993 - 418

We begin with the words of Robert Cook: “There is no substitute for character. You can buy brains, but you can’t buy character.” When it comes to selecting leaders, nothing is more important than godly character. You can buy talent … or brains … or knowledge &helli ... More


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