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Posted: October 21, 2020

7 Warnings to Believers

Part of God’s protection for believers is to warn them of danger. He warns them and they are to beware as instructed. This message cites 7 areas for our consideration where they can be troubled if they are watchful.

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Posted: October 16, 2020

And These Are God’s People!

In this passage in 1st Kings we see more turmoil and fighting in the Northern Kingdom. There is a pattern of unrest as kings are killed and the fighting continues. It is sad to say but these are God’s people and God’s Kingdom. Such is the sin nature of man.

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Posted: October 14, 2020

The Importance of Waiting

Waiting is an important part of life. Waiting is part of every day! We may as well get used to it for waiting is part of life here on earth. This message helps us to learn to wait. God’s timing is best. Sometimes we get things promptly but often we wait. Let us not get ahead of God. If He wants us to wait, then that is best. In His time, He will bring it to pass and the waiting will end.

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Posted: October 9, 2020

Today’s Headlines

Israel and Judah are in a terrible condition. The kings are ungodly, and sin abounds. There are constant wars between Judah and Israel. Unsaved people are solicited for help. And Asa, the man that brought great change to Judah, forsook the Lord, and got bitter at Him. The problems noted in this passage sound like we are reading today’s newspaper. Man is a sinner hence the troubles of life. But God is still on the throne.

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Posted: October 7, 2020

Get Counsel

We make decisions all the time. As believers we are to make the best decisions so that we fulfill the purpose that God has for us. Our days are numbered and therefore we are to get counsel in decision making so that we can avoid many problems that waste our precious time.

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Posted: October 2, 2020

How Much Worse Can It Get?

This message addresses the sins of the kings. It is amazing that Israel, God’s chosen people, have gotten into such immorality. The immorality was rampant, and it was commonplace. Sadly, we see that the immorality was rampant in the lives of the kings! They should have been leading in spirituality but too often they were leading in sin.

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Posted: September 30, 2020

Satan’s Tools

Believers must beware of the very real spiritual battle that has raged throughout the ages. Satan is still alive and well and he is ever ready to destroy anything that glorifies God. This message explores some of the tools of the devil so that we may be equipped to stand strong for truth.

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Posted: September 28, 2020

They All Died

The passage covers several people who have died. Those and others relevant to our study are considered. Herein lies the great truth that we all die. These people were busy and influential about the events of this world. Yet the day came that they died. Such is the destiny of every person. Too often we are more concerned with life than we are with death.

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Posted: September 23, 2020

The Only Way

This is the last message in the series Gleanings from Colossians. It summarizes the truths in the book which teaches believers the overwhelming importance of spirituality. Spirituality is the absolute essence of life.

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Posted: September 18, 2020

He Never Called on God

Here is a tangled web of sin. Jeroboam has exercised idolatrous worship. Now his son is sick and nigh unto death. Jeroboam disguised his wife to get insights from the prophet of the future of his son. God reveals the deception to the prophet, and the prophet declares that the son would die.

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Posted: September 16, 2020

More of the Good Life

This message continues in Colossians 3 the idea that Christians are to change to appreciate the life that God has for them and the life that pleases God!

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Posted: September 11, 2020

Does Anybody Do Right? Part 2

This is part 2 of 1st Kings 13. Here we have the rest of the story. This “man of God” confronted King Jeroboam. He starts to go back to Judah, but he turns aside from God’s commands for him. Therein he is killed by a lion. This message is aptly named, and it ought to provoke us to do right!

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Posted: September 9, 2020

The Good Life

In Colossians 3 Paul tells truths of the spiritual life. It is based on spiritual thinking and that thinking leads to spiritual behavior. Spiritual living pleases God and it results in eternal blessings. Let us not be deceived for it is truly The Good Life.

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Posted: September 4, 2020

Does Anyone Do Right, Part 1

The nation of Israel has divided into the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom. Jeroboam is the king of the Northern Kingdom. In our passage we see that Jeroboam is directly involved in idolatrous worship. God sends a man of God to Jeroboam and the encounter does not go well.

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Posted: September 2, 2020

Beware of Deceptions

This is part 3 in our series, Gleanings from Colossians. This message explores some of the deceptions that a believer will face in his quest for a life that is pleasing to God. Key truths so far in our study are: Part 1 - Believers cannot live as they want and expect God to be pleased. Part 2 - Therefore, Believers are to learn and live accordingly. This study warns believers to not to be deceived from truth to faulty doctrines of men. At best these faulty doctrines are only a refuge of lies.

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Posted: August 28, 2020

Here We Go Again

This message steps back and sees the grand truth that men tend to doubt God yet He is truly sovereign and He rules in the events of men.

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Posted: August 26, 2020

Learning and Doing

This is the second message in our series. Our first message addressed three great errors concerning salvation. This message and the messages that follow address the faulty thinking that a believer can live however he wants to live since God loves him just as he is.

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Posted: August 21, 2020

Off to a Bad Start

Solomon has died, Rehoboam has rejected the request of the people and the nation split. Rehoboam determined to attack the northern kingdom. Jeroboam set up two places for idolatrous worship. Hence this chapter in the history of Israel is Off to a Bad Start.

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Posted: August 19, 2020

Refuge of Lies

Many people have faulty thinking about spiritual truths. The consequences are dire, and they need to correct their thinking. But too many people are in blissful ignorance comforted by their faulty thinking. Thus, they have a refuge of lies. They are not ok, and they need to learn the truth. This is part one in a series that exposes lies wherein many people find refuge.

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Posted: August 14, 2020

The Kingdom Splits

The sin of Solomon has brought about the split of the nation. Solomon was ruined by prosperity. We must see the importance of spirituality for it brings blessings on individuals as well as the nation

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Posted: August 7, 2020

The Enemies of Solomon

Sin has its consequences as well as righteousness has its blessings. In this message we see that God raised up people against Solomon because of his great sins and therein we are reminded that righteousness exalteth a nation.

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Posted: August 5, 2020

Lawlessness

This message is for our nation as we are in turmoil and confusion. We must remember that the battle is not with flesh but with the powers of evil. Therefore, the battle must be fought with spiritual weapons.

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Posted: July 29, 2020

So, You’re Not One of the 12

The Bible cites 12 disciples and 70 disciples that were sent by Jesus. We know the names of the 12 but we know little about the 70. This message explores that both the 12 and the 70 and all disciples are important to God.

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Posted: July 24, 2020

From Blessings to Chastening

Solomon is being ruined by his prosperity. He has wealth to absurdity and 1,000 wives and concubines. God has been merciful and slow to anger but Solomon has provoked Him to wrath. God tells him that he will lose much of the kingdom to one of his servants. So we learn that God is very serious about the way that we live.

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Posted: July 22, 2020

He Hath Said

This message concludes the series, It’s Not the Problem, But the Faith. The theme of the series is that God is more concerned with our response to our problems than He is with our problems. This message gives us 10 truths from scripture to comfort us as we face our trials. These Bible truths can be trusted because God’s word is sure, and He Hath Said…

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Posted: July 17, 2020

How Much Do You Need?

Solomon is increasing in wealth beyond measure. Gold is given to him in excess. The drinking cups were made of gold and silver was as stones. But his wealth is ruining him. Later in Solomon’s life he records in Ecclesiastes that it was all vanity and vexation of spirit.

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Posted: July 15, 2020

The Trying of Your Faith

Faith is essential to a successful spiritual life. The believer is saved by faith and he is to live daily by faith. God designed us to function by faith and He is pleased when we trust Him. Having faith in God is so important that He allows hardships to develop the faith. This grand truth is the essence of this message.

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Posted: July 10, 2020

The Queen of Sheba

This popular story has much for us to learn. The Queen of Sheba came to Jerusalem to experience Solomon’s wealth and wisdom for herself and she was overwhelmed. We also consider in this passage the happiness of Solomon’s servants which she also observed.

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Posted: July 8, 2020

No Need to Fight

When trials come, we need to respond. Sometimes God shows us things that we need to do. Sometimes He just handles the matter without our efforts. Obviously, we are always to maintain our walk with Him but there are sometimes that we need not do any more other than wait and watch His almighty hand moving on our behalf. That is the essence of this message.

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Posted: July 3, 2020

Building, Worship and Trade

In this message we consider three aspects of Solomon’s life, Building, Worship and Trade. He accomplished many things in these endeavors but late in life he saw them as vanity and vexation of spirit.

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Posted: July 1, 2020

Answered Prayers

A big part of faith in God is believing that He answers prayers. Therefore, this message consider some people who prayed and God answered their prayers.

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Posted: June 26, 2020

Not Impressed

In this study we will see that God was not impressed by the Temple that Solomon built. Solomon’s righteous living was more important to God. And we will see that Hiram was not impressed with the 20 cities that Solomon gave him. And we will see that later in his life, even Solomon was not impressed by all his buildings and works. They were all vanity and vexation of spirit as he recorded in Ecclesiastes.

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Posted: June 24, 2020

Knowing Who’s in Charge

As we face the trials of life it is imperative that we remember who is in charge. It is truly that God is in control of everything including our problems. Therefore, our faith in Jesus is well anchored and that faith gives the victory over life’s problems.

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Posted: June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day!

Thank you for joining us for our 11AM online worship service! We want to wish all Fathers a very special day today.

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Posted: June 19, 2020

The Dedication Service

That which David was not allowed to build is now completed by Solomon. He assembles Israel and the Temple is dedicated. Sacrifices are made unto the Lord and Solomon’s prayer focuses on hearing and forgiving.

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Posted: June 17, 2020

When Everything is Against You

This message begins our study, It’s Not the Problem, But the Faith. The main point of this series is to remember that the problems of life are not as important as our faith. It is a fact of life that we have problems. But as we face life’s problems, we must give great attention to our faith in God to see us through those problems.

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Posted: June 12, 2020

Preparing for the Dedication

Now that the Temple is complete Solomon has a ceremony to dedicate the building. Many things had to be considered and organized to give God the praise and glory that He deserves.

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Posted: June 10, 2020

Jesus Walks on Water

After a busy day the disciples were sent by Jesus to cross the Sea of Galilee. A storm arose and the disciples could not control their little ship. In that hour of need Jesus came to them in a very unlikely way, He walked on the water. Even today Jesus comes to us in unlikely ways.

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Posted: June 5, 2020

More Building

Solomon was very busy in his building programs. In this passage we see the furniture and decorations that were included in the temple. Yet with all of its splendor we see that obedience to God’s word is more important.

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Posted: June 3, 2020

Wednesday PM Service – June 3, 2020

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Posted: May 29, 2020

Building the Temple

The temple is being built in this chapter and much detail is given to tell of its grandeur. But God says to Solomon that obedience to His word is far more important than the magnificence than the temple.

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Posted: May 27, 2020

You Don’t Belong Here

Everyone has been lost at one time or another. In our confusion we can be in a wrong place. But what about believers that choose to be in a place where they ought not to be. That is the essence of our study. Let us learn so that no one can ever say to us, What Are You Doing Here?”

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Posted: May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

Today we reflect on the sacrifices of so many to secure the country and protect its citizens. Since the country was founded, well over 1 million Americans died in the nation's wars. Service members are still in harm's way today. We keep them in prayer.

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Posted: May 22, 2020

Preparing to Build the Temple

Here Solomon organizes the resources for the building of the temple. He organizes Jews and Gentiles for the labor. His father, David, was forbidden from building the temple. But now his son, Solomon, will build a house for the Lord.

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Posted: May 20, 2020

The Boomerang Effect

This message addresses the idea that what a man sows that is what he shall reap. This truth holds for good and for bad. Here we note 7 passages of scripture that cites this great truth. Let us do well so that we will reap good as we have sown.

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Posted: May 15, 2020

Beware of the Good Times

Israel is now enjoying a time of peace and prosperity. Solomon has been granted wisdom from God. Even though he had such wisdom he still made some serious blunders, such as multiplying horses, among other things. This is the nature of man. Therefore, we must learn to be careful to guard our relationship with God especially in the good times.

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Posted: May 13, 2020

The Overwhelming Theme

This message is a summary of our study, The Prodigal Sons. In this summary we see an overwhelming theme which is the essence of our Loving God.

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Posted: May 9, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms.  Thank you for everything that you do, everyday!

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Posted: May 6, 2020

More of the Elder Son

Now we consider the reasons why the elder brother did not welcome his brother. A sad but true teaching is that the elder son hurt himself and it did not have to be. He was his own worst enemy.

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Posted: May 1, 2020

They Are Not For You

Solomon has asked and received wisdom from God. God was pleased and He granted more to Solomon than he asked! But these blessings were not for Solomon but rather for Solomon to us to bless others! Solomon has no sooner gotten wisdom and he is able to use it to bless others with justice.

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