Service Archive

September 2013

Divine Decisions Part 5

Converting Grief to Joy

Everything around us is converted. The metal chair y are sitting on is converted from iron ore in the ground. Glass used to be silica and rock, mixed together. Cement was crushed rock and now is converted into a building.

Conversion is life. Everything around us was in one lower form and through some conversion process it became something greater. That is the secret of life. God’s design is conversion. In fact, His highest design is conv




Divine Decisions Part 4

Decisions When Tempted

 

What were the times we grew the most? Was it at the mountaintop when everything was going well and the sun was shining; or was it in the valleys of despair when there was an opportune moment for the enemy to hit us when we were so vulnerable? Didn’t we grow the most at the bottom; at the valley of despair? It is during those times when we need to learn to make good decisions; decisions in the midst of temptation.

Set-backs will




Divine Decisions Part 3

Devine Decisions

Graduating to Wisdom

 

Sometimes we have to understand that what we see a lot of times are not as they appear. We make decisions and they could be faulty decisions based on what we see. Do you know why? If we think about it, we do not see with our eyes. We see anatomically with our brains. Our eyes are a lens through which an image is projected into the sensory perception areas of our brains. Our brain then




August 2013

Divine Decisions Part 2

Devine Decisions

Decisions Under Pressure

 

Two Sides of Pressure

 

Pressure can be good, or it can be bad.

Pressure can be positive, or it can be negative.

Pressure can crush you, or it can turn a piece of coal into a diamond.

Pressure can inflate a tire, or it can deflate your confidence.

Pressure can crush a bone, or it ca




Divine Decisions Part 1

Bad Decision?

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

We make about three hundred decisions every day. Some of them are as small as what shirt we were going to wear this morning to church and what shoes we were going to put on. Then, before we came to church, we had to decide whether or not we were going to comb our hair, use deodorant or change our socks from last week. Some of us are realizing right now we did not make the best decision. For others of us, our neighbors have already infor




The Invisible War – Part 7

The Invisible War, part 7

“How to Avoid Temptation”

So this is the 7th and final talk in our series on the invisible war, winning the battle with temptation; and we have really covered a lot of ground in the last several weeks. So let’s do a quick recap to see where we have been; we talked about the sources of temptation, the purpose of temptation, the process of temptation, the types of temptations, the steps to overcoming temptatio




July 2013

The Invisible War – Part 6

The Invisible War Part 6

“The Steps To Overcoming Temptation” (continuation of last week)

So last week we took a very important and practical look at ways to avoid temptation; identify the things that make me vulnerable, plan to avoid temptation and the third was to guard your heart. Now if you were not able to be here I want to strongly go online or order the c.d. and listen to the service, in fact you can even download the handout.

So today we are going to look further into the st




The Invisible War – Part 5

The Invisible War

“The Steps to Overcoming Temptation”

So in our study on temptation, we really come to the point where we need to understand that we can win in our battle with temptation and we can even take a kind of inventory of the areas of our life that are going to be a problem for us.

Matt. 6:13

13And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

God wants to deliver us out of evil, hi




The Invisible War – Part 4

The Invisible War

Part 4, “God’s Antidotes to Temptation”

So we are picking up where we left off last week when we discussed to three types of temptation; remember the devil is no creator or originator of anything, so he takes what God has made that is good and corrupts it and twists it for evil.

But you can so see him coming because he only has three things to use; lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

now here is the thing you have to understand; these three temptations are the philosophical  underpinnings of modern society. Every advertisement you have ever come across in your life is built around these temptations.




June 2013

The Invisible War – Part 3