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Adam

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Excellent sermons
« on: January 28, 2011, 02:28:05 PM »

I found these sermon's on my friends Facebook. Figured I would share them with you all.


1.)

Text: Gen 2: 7-9 Deut 30:20

Intro:

What makes Life worth Living?
...
I. Jesus is Life

1. John 10:10
2. John 11:25

A. Giver of Life
B. Abundant Life
C. Eternal Life

-Illustration

II. Living for Jesus:

Living for Jesus, A Life that is true
Striving to please Him in all that I do.
Yielding allegiance, glad hear-ted and free
This is the pathway of blessing for me.

O, Jesus Lord and Savior, I give myself to thee.
For thou, in Thy Atonement, didst give Thyself for Me.
I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne.

My life I give henceforth to live, O Christ for Thee alone.
Living for Jesus who died in my place,
Bearing on Calvary my sin and disgrace;
Such love constrains me to answer his call,
Follow his leading and give him my all.

A. Brings Great Joy, Peace and Contentment
B. Brings Satisfactions
C. Brings Blessings

"What Makes Life Worth Living?"

III Word of Life

Phil 2:16 "Holding forth the word of Life that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboring in vain."

A. Gives understanding
B. Goals
C. Gives Direction

Conclusion:


2)

"Your Cross"

Mark: 8:34

Intro:
...
I. Whosoever Will- John 3:16

A Includes your needs
B. Includes your neighbor
C. Includes your friend
D. All Exclusive
E. Does not exclude anyone

II. Deny Self Titus 1:16

A. Put God First
1. In your marriage.
2. In your homes.
3. In your relationships

B. Get self out of the way.
C. Selfish Desires
D. We live in the "Me" Generation
E. What is in it for me?

III. Bear your cross

A. Cross comes in many different weights and styles.

B. Luke 14:27

C. The believers cross is not any and every kind of suffering, sickness and tension.

D. The believers cross must be, like the Lord's; the price of his social non conformity. It is the end of a free path freely chosen after counting the cost.
It is the social Reality of representing an unwilling world the truths of God's word.

E. The cross is the pain involved in doing the will of God.

F. To take up the cross means that you take your stand for the Lord Jesus no matter what it cost. Ex- Popularity, money, embarrassment.

G. Are you willing to suffer reproach for the Glory of God?

Iv. Follow Jesus

Matthew 4:19

A. The man with a cross no longer controls his destiny. He lost control when he picked up his cross.

B. Follow me "I am the way, the truth, and the life."

C. Without the way there is no going.

D. Without the truth there is no knowing.

E. without the life there is no living

F. To follow means to obey.

"When we walk with the Lord in the light of his word, what a glory he sheds on our way"

"While we do his good will, He abides with us still and with all who will trust and obey."

"Trust and obey for there's no other way to be happy with Jesus, but to trust and Obey."


3)

"Dare To Be a Daniel"
Text: Daniel 1: 8-21 and Daniel 6: 1-10

1. The Bible is filled with accounts of many Godly men and women who are examples for us to follow.

...2. One such person is Daniel, a man who obtained preeminence in his lifetime.

a. Started out premint among Children of Israel.
b. Gained preeminence among wise men of Babylon.
c. Was given power over all Babylon
d. Received similar power over the medo Persian empire.

3. How was Daniel able to reach these positions of power and influence without compromising his position as a Godly man?

4. A close look at the book of Daniel reveals his secrets, and shows us how we too can be sucessful without selling our souls.

I. Daniel was a man of PURPOSE.

A. Daniel "purposed in his heart." Dan 1:8
1. A young man in a strange land, Daniel was immediately faced with a challenge to violate God's law by eating the King's food.
2. Despite his youth and the obvious pressure to conform Daniel "purposed in his heart" to uphold the law of God, no matter the cost.
3. Because of his willingness to put God first, God granted Daniel favor in the sight of others.

B. EVERY CHILD OF GOD NEEDS TO BE A PERSON OF PURPOSE
1.No one respects a "wishy-washy" person, someone with no direction in their lives.
2. Where as strong sense of purpose often breeds respect and admiration in others.
3. What should be the purpose of the Christian?
a. Jesus makes it clear in Matt 6: 33.

"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
b. Seek the will of God and fulfill it in our lives, no matter the circumstances.
4. As Jesus, promised this will guarantee God's favor towards us and in turn likely gain us favor in the eyes of those around us.

II Daniel was a man of Principle.
A. He refused to compromise his convictions....
1. As a young man, by refusing to eat the king's meat or drink his wine.
2. As an old man by refusing gifts of Belshazzar.
3. Under threat of persecution, be refusing to obey the decree of Darius.

B. PEOPLE ADMIRE PERSONS OF PRINCIPLE:
1. Outwardly, they may ridicule them, but inwardly they wish they had the same intestinal fortitude.
2. And when they need someone who can be trusted, and depended upon to carry through with an assigned task. Who do you think they will turn too?
3. God also admires individuals who will stand by their principle, and by their words.

---Our society is in need of people with principle. Those who "Dare to be a Daniel.", and demonstrate by example the value of being led by "principle" rather than by "price". are not only highly valued by God but also to their fellow man.

But having purpose and principle is not all; another element for true success is needed.

II. Daniel was a man of Purity.
A. His opponents could NOT find any fault.
1. He was faultless when it came to management of his business affairs.
2. This would help explain his rise to positions of great responsibility and power.
3. Of course his purity in business affairs was related to:
a. His overall purpose to Please God first.
b. And the fact as a man of principle he could be trusted.
4. People who maintain purity in their dealings with others are often given positions of great responsibility and privilege, because they can be trusted to use them wisely.

IV. Daniel was a man of Prayer
A. A glimpse of his Prayer life--Dan 6:10
1. He knelt in prayer- demonstrated his humility
2. He prayed three times a day- demonstrated his gratitude to the fact he had not lost sight of God's blessings.
B. Christians would do well to Follow Daniels example:

If our efforts to live purposeful, principled and pure lives are not what they should be, could a undisciplined "prayer life" be the reason?


4)
"Power in Prayer"
2 Corinthians 12 6-10

I. Sometimes prayer is not answered the way we want.
A. Paul asked that the thorn in the flesh be removed; the answer was the grace to endure it.
... B. We should pray that the Lord's will be done.
C. Pray earnestly.
D. Moses asked to be permitted to cross the Jordan; the answer was permission to view the Land of promise. (Deuteronomy 3: 23-37)

II. Pray for your enemies.
Matthew 5:44- But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you, and persecute you.

A. Hard thing to do.
B. Shows Character.

III. Pray for soul winners.
The harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few, Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest. (Matthew 9)

A. Church needs workers
B. Harvest is Ripe.

IV. Prayers are unanswered sometimes because of unbelief
A. Matthew 17: 16-21
B. Lack of trust
C. Lack of faith
D. Prayer and fasting go together

V. Church should be a place of prayer.
Matthew 21:13- And said unto them, it is written, my house shall be called the place of prayer, but ye have made it into a den of thieves.

VI. Prayer makes us strong
Matthew 26:41-- Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.

VII. Pray always.
Pray without ceasing-- 1 Thessalonians 5:17
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Johann

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Re: Excellent sermons
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 02:32:10 PM »

Very good thoughts. Adam.
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Re: Excellent sermons
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 05:02:10 PM »

 :goodpost:     :TY:      :praying:

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Re: Excellent sermons
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 08:56:47 PM »

:goodpost:     :TY:      :praying:

Fran

Thank you, Fran!
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Re: Excellent sermons
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 09:28:36 PM »

These sermons was from our dear friend, Rev. Alex L. Walker. Thought I should add that. :)
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Re: Excellent sermons
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 11:30:19 PM »

Nice.  Very nice.
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