Having a Heart on Fire for God.

Having a Heart on Fire for God.
1. God’s Character is Compared to a Fire.
Deuteronomy 4:24
 “For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.”
2. God is Working in Us to Keep the Fire Burning By the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:11
 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
(A) Through God’s Word.
“Jeremiah 20:9
 But if I say, “I will not mention his word     or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire,     a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in;     indeed, I cannot.”

(B) In Jesus’ Presence.

Luke 24:32
 “They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
3. We Are Responsible for Keeping the Fire Burning.

Romans 12:11
“Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.”

“Intense Emotion”
 “Extremely Hot” 

4. We Are Not to Quench the Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

“ Do not quench the Spirit.”
“To Stifle”
“To Extinguish”
“Where the Spirit is, He burns.”



Running Away From Your Problems is a Race You Will Never Win.

Running Away From Your Problems Is A Race You Will Never Win.
Psalm 55
I. The Fearful Description of Agony.
(A) The Inward Agony. 2,4,5
(B) The Outward Agony. 3,10,14
(C) The Agony of Betrayal. 12-14  
II. The Fantasy of Escaping From it All. 6-8
III. The Faith Not to Run, But Stay And Trust God.
(A) Place A Call. 16
(B) Make God Your Obsession. 17
(C) Leave Your Burden With God. 22

Jesus, The Light of The World

1.  Jesus Is The Light Of The World

John 8
12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of Life.”

2.  You Are Jesuses

What Does That Mean?

A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 
15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. 

Self Control


How to Get Fully Engaged in your Church

How to Get Fully Engaged In Your Church

1. Group
Acts 2:46
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. 
2. Serve
Galatians 5:13
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 
3. Give
Mark 12:41-44
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury.  
42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 
44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
4. Invest
James 2:15-16
15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,”
but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
5. Invite
Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,     and the one who is wise saves lives.

Fight for the Family Part 3

1. Enjoyment is Commended.
Ecclesiastes 8:15
 So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
2. Enjoyment is an Energizer.
3. Enjoyment is a Stress Reliever.
4. Enjoyment is to Be Demonstrated.
Ecclesiastes 9:9
 Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. 
5. Enjoyment May End Quickly.
Ecclesiastes 11:7-8
7 Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. 8 However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all.