The Advocate

Text: I John 2 : 1 BR: 1 John 2 INTRO: The relationship between God and Men is a legal one.  Terminology used in the scripture supports this truth, saying… Throughout scripture God refers to His word as either truth, His word, or His law! Sin is called transgression, which is lawbreaking. Man is a natural born sinner;  a transgressor of God’s laws. Perhaps you sin all the time without guilt, because it’s quite natural for you!  You say “it’s just the []

A Better Way

TEXT: Heb. 1 (4) BR: Heb. 1 (1-?) INTRO: People do a lot of things and try many different approaches to things, in the quest to make it better, easier or cheaper.  Often their methods are based upon avoidance; of work, time, sacrifice, expense, or being just plain selfish. I. The Hard Way Proverbs 13 (15) “15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.” Parents often think of obstinate children as being lovers of the “hard way.” But everyone []

The Word of God is not Bound

Text: 2 Tim. 2 (9) BR: 2 Tim. 2 (8-12) and part of Dan. 3 INTRO: Explain text…BOUND. Restrictions. Restricted from movement, limited abilities/ subjected to domination. I explained the captivity last night…Daniel is all about triumph in the face of tragedy. In our text verse, Paul suffered trouble in the gospel (in fulfilling his calling to preach the gospel) II Tim. 2 (8) Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: []

Our God is Able!

Here’s an old message from a conference gone by..NJY (enjoy) Text: Dan. 3 (17) BR: Dan. 3 (13-18) INTRO: My hope in this Conference is that you will learn/ Rethink/ Pull down strongholds and surmount any difficulties and receive from God whatever you need. This week we’ll be focusing on different aspects of the story of Daniel the prophet. Review; The Babylonian Captivity described, including the four captives of chapter 1. The King sought to change everything about them. (language, names, diet, []

Things that really matter

Text: Matt. 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anisec and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. INTRO: There was the story of a woman who was the friend of all. Known and honored in her community for her love, service, her friendly and hospitable nature, it was sad to see her health []

Looking unto Jesus

TEXT:  Matt. 17 (5) BR:  Matt. 17 (1-8) INTRO: Saul was chosen from obscurity, to be the King of Israel.  I Sam 9 (1-2) describes his physical attributes. SAUL LOOKED GOOD! I God did not choose King Saul for us to look to He was not God’s man, he was the People’s man!  Time went by, and he proved to be arrogant, disobedient and cruel!  In I Sam. 15, God asked the Prophet Samuel how long he was going to feel bad about Saul, and []