Dec 18, 2019
The Season of Advent (The Coming of the Messiah)
Series: Bible Study
John 1:6-12; Proverbs 15:15 AMP; Acts 3:1-8; Lamentations 3:25; Isaiah 30:18
- Delay has a powerful way of stripping us of expectation, anticipation, HOPE.
- Delay is not denial.
- If we stop expecting God to show up, He will come and we won't receive Him.
- Those who don't expect, won't receive.
- It's hard to recognize something that you're not looking for.
- When we stop looking, clues, opportunities and people could pass us and we won't recognize them.
- Those who receive are those who expect.
- We should not expect bad things.
- We can have a glad heart if we continue to believe God.
- The lame man asked, but looked at them and expected to receive from them.
- We ask God for something, God sees us, we should expect it.
- If we ask God for something and expect it, He will do more.  God shows up in a better way than we expect.
- The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him.
- God wants to be good to us.  He's expecting, looking and longing to show us His goodness.
- God is good and something good is going to happen in my life today.
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  • Dec 18, 2019The Season of Advent (The Coming of the Messiah)
    Dec 18, 2019
    The Season of Advent (The Coming of the Messiah)
    Series: Bible Study
    John 1:6-12; Proverbs 15:15 AMP; Acts 3:1-8; Lamentations 3:25; Isaiah 30:18
    - Delay has a powerful way of stripping us of expectation, anticipation, HOPE.
    - Delay is not denial.
    - If we stop expecting God to show up, He will come and we won't receive Him.
    - Those who don't expect, won't receive.
    - It's hard to recognize something that you're not looking for.
    - When we stop looking, clues, opportunities and people could pass us and we won't recognize them.
    - Those who receive are those who expect.
    - We should not expect bad things.
    - We can have a glad heart if we continue to believe God.
    - The lame man asked, but looked at them and expected to receive from them.
    - We ask God for something, God sees us, we should expect it.
    - If we ask God for something and expect it, He will do more.  God shows up in a better way than we expect.
    - The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him.
    - God wants to be good to us.  He's expecting, looking and longing to show us His goodness.
    - God is good and something good is going to happen in my life today.
  • Dec 11, 2019The Birth of Jesus
    Dec 11, 2019
    The Birth of Jesus
    Series: Bible Study
    Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:7-14, 9:6-7; Luke 1:26-38
    -Always leave room for God.
    -If we don't believe God, we will not be established in Truth.  We will see His promises in our life.
    -Everything associated with the birth of Christ is a miracle.
    -Don't think that we are special, but know that you are special to God.
    -If we can't believe during the season of the miraculous, when can we believe?
  • Nov 6, 2019A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 4)
    Nov 6, 2019
    A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 4)
    Series: Bible Study
    Summary of Chapters 1-3.
    - God confronts and restores.
    - Give God our best, always.
    - In order to give your best it will always cost you something.  There is a price to pay.
    - God confronted and was dissatisfied with people because they were giving him the broke down animals and keeping the ones of value for themselves.
    - God said if we are not faithful in our human relationships, we will not be faithful in our spiritual relationship, our relationship with Him.
    - When we start being lax in one area, it can spill over to other area.
    - God loves giving.  We should be giving.  Son't block your blessing by being cheap.
    - God is listening but He is also watching your answer.
    - We have to come to God while have the chance.  The day will come when all will be burned up.
    - You will have the best kind of life when you live God's kind of life.
    - For those who fear the Lord's name will be made free and go free.
    - Malachi told the people to remember the law and the prophets, because God would not speak for 400 years.
    - In modern day, we need know Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
  • Oct 30, 2019The Book of Malachi (Chapter 3:6-18)
    Oct 30, 2019
    The Book of Malachi (Chapter 3:6-18)
    Series: Bible Study
    - God never changes, which is why we have not been destroyed.
    - God says return to Me and I will return to you.
    (Jeremiah 3:22-23)
    - God says come back to Me and the only response we should have is "Behold I am coming.
    - Denial of the truth equals bondage.
    - God says it a terrible thing to say, "What's the use in serving God, praying,...."
    - God listens to those who fears Him as they talk about Him.
    - God recorded the minutes from the meetings and made of their names.
    - There will come a time when the difference between the righteous and the wicked will be seen.
  • Oct 2, 2019A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 3)
    Oct 2, 2019
    A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 3)
    Series: Bible Study
    Summary.
    We have to give God something that costs up something.  If it doesn't mean anything to us, it won't mean anything to God.
    Chapter 3:1-5
    - God will come to those who are seeking.
    - Lord, purify my heart.
    - The more we spend time with God, the more we will reflect Him.
    - God is the prosecutor and the witness.
  • Aug 28, 2019A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 2)
    Aug 28, 2019
    A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 2)
    Series: Bible Study
    Summary.
    - God is looking for valuable sacrifices.
    - Just because we give doesn't mean we're giving.  It has to cost us something.
    - God looks for actions not so much what we are saying.
    Chapter 1 - Give God Your Best
    Chapter 2:1-15 - God Expects Us To Be Faithful
    - He did not answer prayers because of the way we treat our spouse.
    (Ephesians 5:21-33)
    - Wives submit, husbands love
    - God looks at how we treat other people and He takes it personally.
    (1 Kings 11:1-11)
    - Solomon lost his kingdom because of his unfaithfulness in the area of marriage.
    - If we don't honor marriage, God will not honor us.
     
     
  • Aug 21, 2019A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 1)
    Aug 21, 2019
    A Study of the Book of Malachi (Chapter 1)
    Series: Bible Study
    Chapter 1:1-5, Israel, Beloved of God
    (Malachi - My Messenger.  The Book of Confrontation and Restoration)
    - If we are going to confront, restoration must be a part of it.
    - vs. 1 and 2, God starts off with "I have always loved you. Polluted Offerings, v.6-14
    v.6-8, A son honors his father and a servant respects his master.  Where is God's honor if He is both Father and Master.
    Leviticus 1:3 - The sacrifices that were made were with animals that we blind, stolen, lame and sick.
    - Whatever we give to God must mean something to us.
    - Are we giving God something that cost us nothing?
    - God's looking for what it costs you.
     
  • Jul 31, 2019Our Thoughts
    Jul 31, 2019
    Our Thoughts
    Series: Bible Study
    Romans 12:2 NLT; Deuteronomy 30:19; Proverbs 23:7; Matthew 12:34-35; Philippians 4:8
    - God transforms us by changing the way we think.  Nothing on the outside of us can change what we feel on the inside.
    - The enemy wants to capture our thoughts.
    - Three sources, God, the devil and us.
    - Replacement.  Replace the thoughts we have with that of God's.
  • Apr 24, 2019The God of The HILLS and The VALLEYS
    Apr 24, 2019
    The God of The HILLS and The VALLEYS
    Series: Bible Study
    1 Kings 20:23; Acts 10:36
  • Apr 17, 2019Prepare Yourself to Hear
    Apr 17, 2019
    Prepare Yourself to Hear
    Series: Bible Study
    For Easter and always.