2017 Sermons

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“Making A Difference In A Dying & Lost World” —[Pass The Salt & Turn On TheLight] (Matthew 5:13-16) — We live in a WICKED & DARK world.The PEOPLE of GOD are to be a positive INFLUENCE & guiding EXAMPLE. In order to be EFFECTIVE, we MUST be genuinely HOLY in character, word, & deeds.-AUDIOPART 1/AUDIO PART 2/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 12/31/2017

“Serving God With Reverence & Godly Fear” —(Hebrews 12:18-29) —Obedience honors God / Disobedience dishonors God. —We CAN ONLY obey God by doing what He has said / We CANNOT obey God while doing different from what He has said. --God has revealed what He wants - We honor God by doing what He has revealed / We dishonor God when, instead, we do what we want. -AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 12/24/2017

“Lessons From Jonah” —(Karl VanDevender) -AUDIO— 12/24/2017

“All This, But NOT Saved” —(Romans 10:1-3) -We are NOT saved just because we are religious, or because we have performed some God given command in the past. What we“believe" about our salvation isirrelevant - what matters is - are we saved according to the truth revealed in God’s word? -AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 12/17/2017

“Paul’s Prayer For The Brethren In Philippi” —(Philippians 1:3-11) -AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 12/17/2017

“Spiritual Anarchy” —(Judges 17-21) - Micah’s idolatry / The Danites idolatry / The evil perverted men of Gibeah / Benjamin’s refusal to deal with evil. - The days when everyone did what was right in their own eyes. Sound familiar? -AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 12/10/2017

“Joy No Matter What” —(Introductory lesson on the Epistle to the Philippians) -AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 12/10/2017

“A Centurion’s Faith That Made Jesus Marvel” —(Luke 7:1-10) -AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 11/26/2017

“What The Cross of Christ Represents” —(Selected Scriptures) -AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 11/26/2017

“Lessons On The Resurrection On The Road To Emmaus” —(Luke 24:13-32) - By Rufus Thrower -AUDIO — 11/26/2017

“What Is Sin & What Is NOT Sin?” —(1 John 3:4–9) -Is SIN unavoidable?Is SIN vague & unknowable?—Is our understanding of SIN causing: 1)A lack of concern regarding our sins? 2) Undue fear? 3)Or confidence?AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 11/19/2017

“Why Do People Sin?” —(James 1:13-16) - Having defined sin, we now turn to the question of why? Many answer the question why incorrectly, giving unscriptural reasons for sin. We will discuss some of these, but we will turn to the Bible for the scriptural and true answer. — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 11/19/2017

“The Question of Self Defense” —(Selected Scriptures) -Are Christians Scripturally Authorized to Defend Themselves Using Lethal Force?— AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 11/12/2017

“If Anyone Will Not Work” —(2 Thessalonians 3:6-18) The sin of laziness and how a church should respond to this sin — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 11/12/2017

“Drawing Nearer To God” —(Psalm 145:18; Psalm 73; Hebrews 10:19-25; James 4:7-10) -Will not happen by accident!Must be something we truly desire!Must be something we diligently strive for!—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 11/5/2017

“Praise The Lord” We Have Something To Sing About —(Isaiah 12:1-6) - A sermon in Scripture & song — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 10/29/2017

“A Prayer Offered & Requested”—(2 Thes 2:16-3:5) Paul constantly prayed for his spiritual brethren— but he also often asked his brethren to pray for him. Why would an inspired, spiritually gifted man covet the prayers of the church?— AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 10/29/2017

“The Need To Finish” Lessons From The Life of King Asa—(2 Chronicles 14:2-16:14; 1 Kings 15:9-24) - King Asa was a very good king in Judah - served God most of his life, but in the end he made some critical, costly mistakes. What are some lessons we can learn from him? — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 10/22/2017

“Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth”—(2 Timothy 2:15) - God’s word is THE TRUTH— God’s word can be understood. What are some neccessary qualities and methods needed to understand God’s truth? — AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 10/15/2017

“Chosen For Salvation”—(2 Thes 2:13-17) How should we understand the Biblical doctrine of election?AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 10/15/2017

“The Rich Fool”—(Luke 12:13-21)The Doom of The Materialist —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 10/8/2017

“The End of Those Deceived By The Man of Sin”—(2 Thes 2:9-12) The danger of deception / The condemnation of those deceived / How can we avoid deception?AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 10/8/2017

“The Believers Riches In Christ”—(Ephesians 1:3-14)–If we are in Christ, do we fully understand how RICH we actually are?If we are NOT in Christ, do we realize how truly impoverished & destitute we truly are - no life - no hope - LOST!— AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 10/1/2017

“I Want To Be A Worker For The Lord”—(Matthew 20:1-16)– Are there things hindering us from being the worker we should / can be? This lesson points out five qualities or characteristics essential for being an effectual worker for the Lord.— AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 9/24/2017

“Remeber Lot’s Wife”—(Genesis 19; Luke 17:28)— Rodger PayneAUDIO — 9/24/2017

“I Don’t Mean To Gossip… BUT”—(Selected Passages)– What exactly is gossip? Explaining the sinfulness of demeaning and hurting others with of tongue / How can we stop gossip? AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 9/17/2017

“The Falling Away & Man of Sin”—(2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)— Identifying the falling away and man of sin mentioned by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-9AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 9/17/2017

“Let All Things Be Done For Edification”—(1 Corinthians 14:1-26; Ephesians 4:11-16)— What is edification? How does edification occur? What is the goal of edification? What is the result of one being edified?AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 9/10/2017

“Counted Worthy of The Kingdom of God”—(2 Thessalonians 1:1-12)— a study of the first Chapter of 2 Thessalonians– 1) Introduction 2) Paul’ssalutation and thanksgiving to God for them, 3) The righteous judgment of God 4) Paul’s prayer for them—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 9/10/2017

“Holding Out Hope AGAINST God’s Word”—(Hebrews 6:13-20)— It is foolish to base our hope on something God HAS NOT said, and even more foolish to hope God will do something different from what He has said! Why then will so many do so?AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 9/3/2017

“I Will Build My Church”—(Matthew 16:13-20)—The Foundation of It -“Upon This Rock” /The Construction of It -“I Will Build” / The Ownership, Intimacy & Singularity of It -“My Church” / The Inevitability & Invincibility of It -“The Gates of Hades Shall Not Prevail Against It” - /Its Means of Access & Standard of Authority - “The Keys of The Kingdom” – AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 8/27/2017

“How Well Do We Listen?”—(Mark 4:23-25) Karl VanDevender — AUDIO/ PPT— 8/27/2017

“Dealing With Anger”—(Romans 12:9-21)— AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 8/20/2017

“Various Exhortations”(1 Thessalonians 5:12-22)—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 8/20/2017

“Does God STILL Hate Divorce?”—(Malachi 2:13-16)—Marriage is currently under assault & Lightly esteemed!The FAMILY, as God designed it, is in serious trouble in TODAY’s world! Does culturalacceptance or practice change God’s mind or will on the matter? Why does God hate divorce? -- AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 8/13/2017

"Being Ready For The Day of The Lord”(1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 8/13/2017

“The Half Was Not Told Me”—(1 Kings 10:7)— 1) Solomon as a type of Christ, 2) Some things are beyond our ability to currently understand, 3) The desire to know more, 4) the problem and danger of half truths – AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 8/6/2017

“The Church In An Age of Crisis”—It is NOT easy holding firm to the truth and remaining faithful to Christ in today's moral or religious climate. Paul's second epistle to Timothy provides us with the principles and encouragement needed to withstand the onslaught of an ungodly world. – AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 7/30/2017

“The Comfort of Christ’s Coming”—(First Thessalonians 4:13-18) –PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 7/30/2017

Gospel Meeting —David Brown

“Lessons From The Book of Job”—Choosing Faith in the Midst of Trials. What kind of man was Job? What was God's opinion of Job? What are some lessons we can learn from this amazing book about God? Satan? Trials? Ourselves? ... – AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 7/16/2017

“Plea For Purity & Increased Love”—(First Thessalonians 3:11-4:12) – AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 7/16/2017

“What Is My Attitude ...”—Our ATTITUDE determines how we view others & things.Do we understand the importance of a “godly” attitude –Our attitude is chosen –We cannot change the fact bad things happen – people will treat us badly – we will face negative circumstances, but, we decide & determine how we view them & how we respond – AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 7/9/2017

“Suffering For Christ”—(First Thessalonians 2:14-3:10) – AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 7/9/2017

“The Most Dangerous Sin”—What is the "Sin unto death" in 1 John 5:16?What is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit in Matthew 12:31,32?Can one go so far away from God that He will not take them back?If so, where is that line?—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 7/2/2017

“The Power of God’s Grace”—(Romans 7:1-8:17)— The Gospel of Christ Delivers From The Curse of The Law & The Guilt of Sin. —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 6/25/2017

“The Dangers of Religious Progressiveness”—(2 John 9) Speaker: Wilton Wesley —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE— 6/25/2017

“Dealing With Sin”—(1 Samuel 15; Romans 6:1-23; Colossians 3:5-9)— Some wrongways to deal with sin & the ONLY way to deal with sin. —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 6/18/2017

“Effectual Reception of God’s Word”—(1 Thessalonians 2:13-16) —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 6/18/2017

“Overcoming Obstacles To Our Prayers”—(1 Peter 3:7)— Do we sometimes find praying difficult?Uncomfortable?Inconvenient? Ineffective? or even think it is unnecessary? There are several things that may hinder, or even prevent us from praying as we know we should. Hope the thoughts contained in this lesson will help you examine your life and help your prayers become more meaningful and effectual. —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 6/11/2017

“Effective SpiritualLeadership”—(1 Thessalonians 2:1-12) - —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 6/11/2017

“There Is No Excuse For Our Excuses”—(Luke 9:57-62)— The difference between an EXCUSE and a REASON.No excuse will be acceptable for NOT doing what we ought to do, or DOING what we shouldn’t!—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 6/4/2017

“Uncertain Sounds”—(1Corinthians 14:6-12) - Paul emphasizes the needfor uniformity, harmony, distinction & clarity in teaching. These things are the product of the truth. In contrast, what is produced when the teachings of men corrupt the message we preach?AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 5/28/2017

“The Need For Parents To Train Their Children”—(Proverbs 1:8-19) -The Negative Influence of The Wicked — Brent Sharp— AUDIO— 5/28/2017

“They Watched Him Closely”—(That They Might Accuse Him -Mark 3:2)— The destructive & wicked effects of A hyper-critical spirit & how to overcome & defeat it —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 5/21/2017

“Thessalonica - How The Reception of The Gospel Affected Them”—(1Thes. 1:1-10) —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 5/21/2017

“Caleb Followed The Lord Fully”—(Joshua 14:14) —AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 5/14/2017

“Thessalonica, An Introduction" —(The first lesson in a study of a working, loving and hopeful church) —AUDIO/KEYNOTE/ PPT/PDF— 5/14/2017

“For Love’s Sake”—(Lessons From The Book of Philemon)—Paul wrote this letter to Philemon to encourage him to receive back Onesimus, one of his slaves, who had run away to Rome, where he was converted to Christ by Paul.The major lessons we learn from this short letter are the need for, forgiveness, reconciliation & redemption.—AUDIO/ PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF— 5/7/2017

“Give Your Whole Heart To God" —(Wilton Wesley) —AUDIO/ PPT— 4/30/2017

“I Can Do All Things Through Christ”—(Karl VanDevender) —AUDIO/ PPT— 5/7/2017

“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