The Joy of the Lord is your Strength.

Nehemiah 8:10

The Joy of The Lord is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quite confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright and the determined choice to praise God in every situation.

1.    His Joy dwells in me when I fully comprehend that He wants me to live in joy.  John 15:11

2.  His Joy dwells in me when I comprehend the magnitude of His love for me.  Hebrews 12:2, Zephaniah 3:17

3.  His Joy dwells in me when I love righteousness and hate evil.  Hebrews 1:9

4.  His Joy dwells in me when I desire to please the Father and abide in Him.  John 15:10

5.  His Joy dwells in me when it is not circumstantial.  1 Peter 1:8


What does Wise Planning Look Like?

James 4:13-16

James teaches us we have to consider:

1.  The nature of planning.

2. The uncertainty of life.

3. The shortness of life.

4.  The arrogance of life.

5. The ruler of life.

Called to Serve

1.  Service Makes Us More Like Jesus. Mark 10:45

2. Service Brings Glory to God. 1Peter 4:10,11

3. Service Demonstrates a Knowledge of God. Malachi 3:18

4. Service Expresses Love for God. Hebrews 6:10

5. Service Brings Pleasure to God and People. Psalm 40:8

Is our church stronger because of you?
Do you do a servant’s work with a servant’s heart?
Are you a consistent worker,  not a convenience worker?
Are you serving faithfully in this church?


How Close Can You Get and Still Not Be There?

How Close Can You Get and Still Not Be There?

Hebrews 6:4-6
The Resemblance of The Christian Experience. 
 (A) They Had an Illumination. 
          Vs. 4 “Once Enlightened”

(B) They Had an Appreciation. 
       Vs. 4 “Tasted the Heavenly Gift”
(C) They Had a Participation. 
      Vs. 4 “Partakers of The Holy Spirit”
(D) They Had an Anticipation. 
      Vs. 5 “Tasted the Good Word of God…And the Powers of The Age to Come”
2. The Rejection of The Christian Experience.
      The Relapse. Vs. 6 “If They Fall Away”
(B) The Reality. Vs. 6 “To Renew Them Again to Repentance”
(C) The Reason. Vs. 6 “Since They Crucify Again for Themselves the Son of God, and Put Him              to an Open Shame”

Why I Believe The Church Should Be Number One In Your Life.

Why I Believe The Church Should Be Number One In Your Life.

Matthew 16:13-19
The Supernatural Birth of The Church Involves Five Core Values We Must Never Forget.
1.  The Supernatural Endorsement. (17)
2.  The Supernatural Foundation. (18)
3.  The Supernatural Builder. (18)
4.  The Supernatural Promise. (18)
5.  The Supernatural Responsibility. (19)