Launch Out, Let Down and Go DEEPER!!

TEXT: 4 “Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” BR: Luke 5 (4) INTRO: Jesus was standing by a lake. The people wanted to hear Him share the Words of God. In fact, it said that they pressed upon Him (applied pressure) “Please preach to us,  Jesus” – “We want to hear the Words of God”. “5 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed []

Sold in the Shambles

TEXT: I Cor. 10 (25) “ 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake” INTRO:  This strange bit of instruction in I Cor. might not make sense to many people today.  Animal sacrifices were part of the OT law given by God to Israel; but other nations that worshipped idols and statues in their pagan religions also offered animals to their gods. When the leftover meat from those sacrifices was discarded, it was still edible and sold in []

Lionhearted – A Veteran’s Day Sermon

TEXT:  Rev. 5 (5)  5 “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” BR: Rev. 5 (1-6) INTRO: To be “lionhearted” means to be brave and determined. alpha male – The dominant male animal in a particular group • a man tending to assume a dominant or domineering role in social or professional situations. Those who wish []

Conference 2014 -‘To the Core’

NTCC of America Campground, March 31, -April 3, 2014 “To the Core” – Join us as we examine our core beliefs, strengthen our inner man, and renew and brighten our vision.  We are eagerly anticipating an incredible time of worship,  fellowship and growth as individuals and as an organization. God bless you and we will see you there! Eph. 3:16 “…”strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man”

I feel like traveling on

  Hello Friends, It’s been a while since I’ve posted; can you believe that 2013 is long gone and we are already almost 1/12 of the way through 2014?  James had it right when he described our lives as ‘vapor.’ Over the past year or so I’ve been privileged to travel to various churches, more than I have in many years. Hawaii, Glendale, AZ, Leesville, LA, Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune, NC, Watertown, NY, Walkersville, MD and several places in California. 2013 []

Give God the glory

TEXT: 1 Chron. 16 (28-29) Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. 29  Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: Bring an offering, and come before him: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.  BR: I Chron. 16 (23-34) INTRO:  The glory of God can be described two ways; first, it describes his majesty and beautiful splendor. Second, it is the commendation or ‘credit’ coming from others that make Him and His name []

Grabbing the Lion by the beard

TEXT: I Sam 17 35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. BR: I Sam 17 (34-37) INTRO: In this, one of the most preached about events in the bible, David, the future King of Israel accepted the challenge of a very powerful enemy. The mighty warrior Goliath the giant, was so formidable a foe, i.e. []

Out of the mouths of babes (babies)

TEXT: Matt. 21 (16) Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? BR: Matt. 21 (12-17) INTRO: As this bible reading shows, children, unlike adults, often say what they see, without bias. By “babes” he meant children, not hot women. There’s a lot that comes out of THEIR mouths that we won’t talk about here. I) Out of the mouths of babes comes truth ILL: Nathaniel Infausto’s declaration to his mother “the banana []