STUDIES FROM BRETHREN IN CHRIST

For Those That Search To Know God ...

1/24/2021 SKILLED SERVANT
1/31/2021 MUST
2/7/2021 WORD OF GOD
4/25/2021 RAISED UP
5/2/2021 LIFE IN GOD
5/23/2021 LIGHT
5/30/2021 COMMANDS
6/6/2021 ONE
7/25/2021 HONORING SERVANTS OF GOD
10/24/2021 MIRROR MIRROR
11/7/2021 FORGETFULNESS
12/26/2021 FIRE'S PIERCING TRUTH



1/24/2021 ~ Skilled Servant


  SkilledServantsAM.mp3 (31m 46s)


  SkilledServants.pptx

Darkness shines no color.
The deepest joy comes by how we help one another.

here are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. ~ 1st Corinthians 12:4

People and religions like to declare the God of their choice, one that
fits for their convenience of tolerance. COEXIST is a religion of religions.
One thing cannot be changed in that God is God, and there is no other.
Many would prefer a God of love, but not a God of judgment.
As God is God, His ways can not be ignored with clauses written
by mere men. God looks for genuine hearts that seek Him,
and climb the ladder of truthís righteousness.


As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:10


We do not have a God of bigotry but fairness.
Each has a given gift to be found.


... by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1


Human life is a gift and a test of commitment
  Present your bodies:
          → a living sacrifice
                    ⮡  Holy, acceptable to God
                            ⮡  Reasonable service  


So many qualities exemplify a soul of high quality. Determined qualities
of valuable humble honesty; tender and appreciative. Thoughtful caring
souls are not so apt to apply cunning arrogance stealing innocence.


... all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one
body in Christ, and individually members of one another. ~ Romans 12:4-5


Having then gifts differing according to the grace that
is given to us, let us use them: ... ~ Romans 12:6-7


And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some
evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-12


Everything in life has been purposed
    For the equipping    
    For the work
    For the edifying


... unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man,
to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; ... ~ Ephesians 4:13-14


Without knowing how can one be on task?
  The unity of the faith:
     ⮡  Knowledge of the Son of God
                 ⮡  Fullness of Christ

   Should no longer be children:
         Tossed with every wind of doctrine   
                 ⮡  Trickery of men
                       ⮡  Cunning craftiness
                             ⮡  Deceitful plotting


... according to the effective working by which every part does its share,
causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. ~ Eph. 4:15-16


Overall it is God accomplishing His plan to retrieve the greatest
number of souls without browbeating anyone into submission.
Choices in life are given to the freedom He bestows upon all of us.
Those who unite in building character, worthy of all they encounter,
is His will for the love He hopes all to share.


"... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:14-16


When people hide paranoia fills the void where honesty has evaporated.

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how
shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing ... ~ Matthew 5:13


Salt has presence when it is able to perform the work appropriate to the
task. If is inactive it lacks the quality to enhance what it interacts with.


Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to
make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? ~ Romans 9:21


... be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master,
prepared for every good work. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:20-21


Each honest heart understands there are unholy things in life.
To purge oneís environment of these either despicable objects or
filth producing products ensures a better quality of living decently.


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not
need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:15


Light will judge our actions be they as they are
   Present yourself to God
        ⮡  An approved diligent worker   
                           ⮡  Not ashamed
                                         ↓
                             Rightly dividing
                                         ↓
                           The Word of Truth


... Do not neglect the gift that is in you, ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:13-16

Continuing in His word is what allows us to approach heaven
while still in the flesh. One must desire salvation to acquire it.


... all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn
babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow ... ~ 1st Peter 2:1-3


... solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by
reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
~ Hebrews 5:13-14


The old adage ďUse it or loose itĒ certainly applies when concerning Godís
word. It is a continual practice to improve that which aligns with His word.
Worthy is defined by our actions regarding His call to be in truth.


Hills give a higher view as we seek forth
God shares talents among the many for the whole
As stewards we have received gifts to be shared
Individualism is the staple call of Godís own image
Thus by Godís grace we were created to perform
Oneís gifts in life are to assist for the good of all
Speaking truth in love propels spiritual growth
All are called to shine forth in a working faith
Without presence of character we fade in isolation
Purging moral filth cleanses the spirit in His light
Truth allows one to stand in the light unashamed
Each has been given not to neglect using said gift
We should always have a desire to grow in His word
Spiritual maturityís key is knowledge with wisdom

Truth often is a razor that cuts honest hearts.

Darkness is a lonely journey best left alone.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

1/31/2021 ~ Must


  MustAM.mp3 (33m 10s)


  Must.pptx

Darkness is a show of all that is cold.
Time does not change truth as it crosses all space.

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked
and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13


The source of all life in light will gauge each heart by how it loved or not.

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things
we have heard, lest we drift away. ... ~ Hebrews 2:1-3


In the most sincere terms God calls to all in hope for the genuine.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
that each one may receive the things done in the body, according
to what he has done, whether good or bad. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:10


Courage of spirit is lacking when
cowards lie as their last front of protection.
To not be humbled by the bottom of the sky
is to exalt oneself over the dust below.


You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
~ 2nd Timothy 2:3


In the canyons of life, cliffs arise meant to inspire heights yet unknown.

... forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even
as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. ... ~ Colossians 3:12-14


Blessed are those who follow the natural flow
   Put on:
               ● Tender Mercies
               ● Kindness
               ● Humility
               ● Meekness
               ● Longsuffering
               ● Bearing with one another   
               ● Forgiving one another
               ● Love

God knows one of our weaknesses is being unable to have
forgiving hearts. We more often judge one another, and so
condemn those we know, to the detriment of our greater joy
in the freedom found in simple love.


And this commandment we have from Him: that he who
loves God must love his brother also. ~ 1st John 4:21


A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is
a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ~ Proverbs 18:24


Unconditional love is a truly rare event in all the twistings
this conscious life presents. As animals commit in subservience,
itsí lesson shows us the reflection of true love beyond measure.
Life can not live without the simplest of ingredients, love.


And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all,
able to teach, patient, in humility correcting ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:24-26


God has set goodness as a universal quality

   Servant of the Lord:
         ⮡  must not quarrel
                  ⮡  but
                        ⭣  Be gentle to all
                            Able to teach
                            Patient
                            In humility correcting   




If truth is oneís quest, the senses reveal evils cleavage,
on Godís call to return in wholesome awareness.


... to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject,
not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake. ~ Romans 13:3-5


"... that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you,
'You must be born again.' " ~ John 3:5-7


To have a higher state of consciousness, one must see through the
lens of an omnipotent creator, father of all. As such, birth into eternity
is something unnatural to where all flesh dies.


"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
~ John 4:24


In the pool of truth it is shared across all ages no matter what levels
of knowledge are to be had. Fundamentals do not change in Godís
call for righteousness and adherence to His given words.


... for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He
is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. ~ Hebrews 11:6


Salvation is a matter of action on our part, and not just listening,
but striving to improve in all the facets of a good heart.


... what must I do to be saved?" So they said, "Believe on the
Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, ... ~ Acts 16:30-33


"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under
heaven given among men by which we must be saved." ~ Acts 4:12


Salvation is a make it or break it deal
as announced by God Almighty Himself.


... at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:51-52


For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:53-54


Just to live in the past or future is to miss the moment,
and itsí significance. Corruption surrounds all who live upon the
earth, however, to inherit the blessing, eternal life's recognition
leads to an incorruptible rise back to Him. Nothing compares
to the eternal moment where all love lives.


For salvation one must adore the Lord in all He is
   ●  All must give an account of actions to God
   ●  We must give earnest heed to His words of truth
   ●  We must endure hardships in light of Jesus Christ    
   ●  We must hold forgiving hearts or risk damnation
   ●  If we love God we must love others too
   ●  For one to have friends, one must be friendly
   ●  Godís servants must not quarrel but inspire truth
   ●  Must be subject to governments for peaceís sake
   ●  One must be born again to see spiritual truths
   ●  One must worship God in spirit and truth
   ●  One must believe God is to find His rewards
   ●  To be eternally saved, one must believe in Christ
   ●  We must cleave to the divine hope of immortality

'What is' will not change for His Glory Remains.

Darkness breaks over what is lost.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

2/7/2021 ~ Word of God


  WordOfGodAM.mp3 (38m 58s)


  WordOfGod.pptx

Darkness is the payment for absence of light.
Truth dives past all depths.

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
... ~ Proverbs 30:5-6


In simplest terms, the Bibleís words are given to open the hearts,
of all, to Godís will and evaluation of life through the truth.


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged
sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12


No weapon can defeat the truth.

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:8


Truth stands as the pillar of reality.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all
the host of them by the breath of His mouth. ~ Psalms 33:6


God; creator of all that comes forth.
The closest thing we have to the truth is the Word of God.


By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, ...
~ Hebrews 11:3


Praise is a well that surpasses all known.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
~ Romans 10:17


It is said knowledge is power, and if we succumb to remaining
purposely oblivious to His word, calamities untold will arrive.
Godís word is the oil that lights our way.


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the
glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. ~ John 1:14


Godís presence remains more than obvious as He
conspicuously sacrificed His own life for our enlightenment.
The word rises due to His desire for glory in truth.


... when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you
welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
which also effectively works in you who believe. ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:13


Truth has innately been written across all time and space,
where true hearts can see deeper than any wish built on hope,
and faith stands everyday.


... that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before
by the holy prophets, and of the commandment ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:2-4


Warnings of advancing charlatans and or those degrading
His words fill the cymbals of time.


For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old,
... ~ 2nd Peter 3:5-7


Abrupt is the shock in each breath where life is lost to evil over innocence.

"... making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you
have handed down. And many such things you do." ~ Mark 7:10-13


To many the Bible is a prison to be freed from.
Not caring for the truth delivered, the heart drifts
toward selfish pursuits abandoning responsibilities of family.
Shame for the death of spirit where hate overtakes compassion.
Sin is an empty hole filled to the brim.


But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall
not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.' " ~ Luke 4:4


In life, no sustenance can replace faith, that call to return to
the heights of heavenís eternity where decency is the rule of law.


"... given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may
not understand.' Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God."
~ Luke 8:10-11


Cherish what is not seen, but is.

... He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers
are these who hear the word of God and do it." ~ Luke 8:19-21


Hearing the word is coming to the light given by God Himself.

But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who
hear the word of God and keep it!" ~ Luke 11:28


Purity is such a challenge where God has been forgotten.

... they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they
spoke the word of God with boldness. ~ Acts 4:31


Balance of sense is part of understanding, between hate and love,
darkness and the light. No man can see honestly without plowing through
all the spewing of manís countless wrongs. True courage of character
remains in all that is holy special, to all that hold for a brighter day.


Then the word of God spread, and the number of the
disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, ... ~ Acts 6:7


Living water comes to believers who thirst
for the truth and apply it until the end of time.


Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that
the Gentiles had also received the word of God. ~ Acts 11:1


Godís word has come for all, regardless of past sins, inspiring life to live.

So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed. ~ Acts 19:20

Where the word of God dwells, the people rejoice in His service.

"But the word of the Lord endures forever." Now this is the word
which by the gospel was preached to you. ~ 1st Peter 1:25


Transcendence extends to our eventual return to His presence.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God; ... ~ Ephesians 6:17


Truth cuts all lies to rubble.

... He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His
name is called The Word of God. ~ Revelation 19:11-13


To live to the fullest, oneís faith must believe
  Faithful and True, and in righteousness  

He judges

His name is called The Word of God

Godís own example of love through sacrifice has exalted all that is true.


Loveís ring sings such a touch of truth
Godís pure word shields those who trust Him
Godís word is a living powerful razor of truth
Truth does not change but must be discovered
All that is was framed by the word of God
Hearing Godís word brings the faith He desires
God Himself dwells with us full of grace and truth
Godís word effectively works in those who believe
By Godís word fire will judge the actions of men
Selfish traditions halt the effective working of God
By the word of God man finds lifeís fullest
Godís word seeds the truth in all hearts
Blessed are those who keep Godís word
Godís word is the sword of our earthly defense

The Word of God is the sacrifice He made for life.

Godís word lifts souls in hope of our place in Him.

Darkness has not the gentle dreams of forever.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU
SERMON MENU SELECTIONS

4/25/2021 ~ Raised Up

🌌
  RaisedUpAM.mp3 (38m 57s)


  RaisedUp.pptx

Darkness sacrifices the loss of light.
What holds all is that which comes from above lifting below.
To gaze upon the heavens touches a call to come home.


... So the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people;
and many of the people of Israel died. ~ Numbers 21:5-6


The fire of sin bites all that sink to itsí darkness.

Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, for
we have spoken against the LORD and against you; ... ~ Numbers 21:7


Tragedies onslaught often reveals the fear of evils done.

... So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if
a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.
~ Numbers 21:8-9


To live, one must look up to God and what
He has begun in Christ, our once eternal propitiation.


... broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until
those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, ... ~ 2nd Kings 18:4


Physical desires can blur the truth of what is not seen.

... as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the
Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him ... ~ John 3:13-16


Eternal love calls for our return to the heights of forever.

"... He who comes from heaven is above all." ~ John 3:31

God has spoken to the entire world of what is from above.

... "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He,
and that I do nothing of Myself; ..." ~ John 8:28


No doubt is left for those that believe in what
God no longer needs to do; a call to come.


"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself." ...
~ John 12:32-33


The proof is in the sacrifice and the truth it delivered.
People of the earth need to be lifted up to find salvation.


"... the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me." ~ Matthew 11:5-6


Extreme mercy in love preceded Christís murder
   THE    ● Blind see
 ● Lame walk
 ● Lepers are cleansed
 ● Deaf hear
 ● Dead are raised up
 ● Poor have the gospel    

Miraculous wonderments followed truths announcement by God Himself.

... "The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they
will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up." ... ~ Matthew 17:22-23


It is natural to have sorrow in our separation
from Godís immediate personal presence.


... and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen
asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, ...
~ Matthew 27:51-54


Witnesses aboundingly sail the echoes of time
that heal as many souls who hear.


... For Sadducees say that there is no resurrection - and no angel or spirit;
but the Pharisees confess both. ~ Acts 23:8


Confusion has no shortage when men are involved
in explaining what they do not know. In the light of Jesus Christ,
His truth of resurrection now remains.


"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay." ~ Matthew 28:6


Truth cannot be covered by lies of what God has commanded.

After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 15:6


Godís reassurance through resurrection gave an
undeniable eternal foundation for all to see and remember.


"This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses." ~ Acts 2:32

What a wonder to see God ascend before mere mortals.

... God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is
above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, ...
~ Philippians 2:8-11


How can anyone of true enlightenment not bow
in worship for what God has done for all to know.


"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under
heaven given among men by which we must be saved." ~ Acts 4:12


From days of old, His call is to come near,
away from leaving His heart, of lifeís truth.


... looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, ... ~ Hebrews 12:2

To look to God through Jesus Christ saves the soul
and inspires the beginning of life forever.
To see Him one has to rise through the heart.


... knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death
no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin
once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. ... ~ Romans 6:9-12


To be free of death, one has to realize He died for all,
conditionally upon all who would believe, and obey.


If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. ... ~ Colossians 3:1-3


No one in mortal flesh can see into the bottom of another's heart;
each of us is hidden in the confines of our own being. Life is either plain
and honest or deceptive and corrupt. To seek things above clears a heart
to know what is of all higher truths. Focused on earth below involves
material self-seeking, frozen away from any true empathy.
Selfish hearts are wells of darkness.

Unambiguously, love renders life where hate delivers death. We must die
to our hate, for self and others, to see Godís mercy under His grace.
Alone, all come to judgment.


When Christ who is our life appears, then you also
will appear with Him in glory. ... ~ Colossians 3:4-5


An event comes to all oceans in lifeís game,
a rendering of truth upon His judgment of light.


Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. ~ Psalms 123:1

When our longing hearts call as equally for His return, we have arrived.

To be lifted on high Jesus is of the sweetest
People complain even when God supplies
Moses made a bronze serpent for healing the bitten
The people turned the bronze serpent into an idol
We must look up to the truth of Jesus to be saved
From heaven, Jesus is above all
Jesus offends many for His miraculous powers
Many dead came forth after Christís crucifixion
Jesus humbled Himself in the face of evil
There is no other salvation than through Jesus
Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith
Exercise self-control over lusts of the flesh
Seek those spiritual things from above
The faithful will appear with Christ in glory

To each soulís hope for loveís
return cannot be hushed.

Darkness hurts for the music it cannot hear.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

5/2/2021 ~ Life in God

🌹
  LifeInGodAM.mp3 (41m 58s)


  LifeInGod.pptx

Darkness invokes terror in the absence of light.
Each of us is dependent on God's unyielding love.

... God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life; and man became a living being. ~ Genesis 2:7


God created man so that he could experience
autonomous life to choose as he would.


"... for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your
own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' " ~ Acts 17:28


Created by God, our eventual return to His presence is our destiny.
As a Father evaluates a child, so too will God judge each of our hearts.


... Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. ~ Romans 14:7-8

Avoidance does not change the fact of what
has always been, face to face with the truth.


... To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time,
apart from sin, for salvation. ~ Hebrews 9:27-28


Life with God is relying on Christís sacrifice for salvation

Apart from sin for salvation
Appear a second time
Judgment

Who eagerly wait for Him

   Appointed for men to die once   


⭦ Christ was offered once ⭧
To bear the sins of many



The faithful have an eternal joy that is given upon
His promise of salvation. It is Godís will that we find Him
through knowing Jesus Christ as a breathless moment.


"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under
heaven given among men by which we must be saved." ~ Acts 4:12


Jesus Christ is the name above all names that will come to confront all.
Generally, men do not like to be told what to do. Godís word is a final
proclamation from His justice. Men have created many facsimile religions
dismissing God and catering to the whims of particular sects, wherever
they may be. It is God over man, not man over man.


"... who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life,
and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life."
~ John 5:24


To avoid the curse of condemnation, a soul must surrender to the truth
God has brought. Eternal life is the promise for those that hear and
adhere to His words. The door on the other side is larger than
the one we all need to squeeze through.


... your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you
have from God, and you are not your own? ... ~ 1st Corinthians 6:19-20


To forget God is to deny God
Glorify God
in your body
  and in your spirit  

To see the truth begins a journey of emancipation
into His light of love and peace ahead.


He who has the Son has life; he who does not have
the Son of God does not have life. ... ~ 1st John 5:12-13


In God find joy that triumphs over the world
                           Life = has the Son
  Does not have life = has not the Son

  Eternal life to who believe in God  

Believing in God and His promise delivers
a soul to know truth in all of its highest glory.


"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe
the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." ~ John 3:36


Anger is part of that which will eventually destroy all who are
mired by its infectious results. Sadness often accompanies wrath.
Jesus says it succinctly, life in Him or not.


... "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall
not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12


To see God one has to come to the light of His truth.
Just seeing God has no result unless one believes
to the point of becoming a follower of His word.


"He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life
in this world will keep it for eternal life. ..." ~ John 12:25-26


Disappointments fill each heart where death devours loved ones.
To be free of material bondage, eternity has to become the target.


"And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." ~ John 17:3


Once one finds God all unfolds in Him
  Eternal life
         ⮡  Know the only true God
                                         ↓
                           and Jesus Christ  

The Bible clearly states truth for all to know God, and His Son,
through the Holy Spirit; a joyous union of His delivered truths.
There are no facsimiles man can create to supersede
this truth above all other truths or deceptions.


... but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. ~ John 20:30-31


What a time to witness God Himself cry for our return.
To carry the cross as Jesus did is the inspiration to climb on.


... "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" ... ~ Luke 10:25-26

Skeptics and power mongering fools see not
His grace offered through His mercy of forgiveness.


"... 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your strength, & with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.'"
And He said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live."
~ Luke 10:27-28


There is no greater hold than loveís purest form
Love
       |   ⮡  the LORD your God
       |              with all your heart
       |              with all your soul
       |              with all your strength  
       |              with all your mind
       |
       ⮡  Your neighbor as yourself  

What is simple for some is hard for others. Surrendering to God naturally
produces more than can be said or explained: lifeís pure essence.


... this is the promise that He has promised us -- eternal life. ~ 1st John 2:23-25

To deny Jesus Christ, or exalt mere transitionary lying men, is to
miss Godís own true message, to the follies of all that falls short.


... to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you
are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. ~ Romans 6:20-21


Knowing truth has one or another result. Denial or acceptance.
Death or life is the plan of choices in commitment. Pity to all who
cannot care for family and or associations, no matter preference or
position, for assisting in the eventual cause to know the truth of God.
Hate cannot guide those who lack love.


... fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:22-23


Heaven is where the sands of time never run out.
The end of the tunnel is where unending joy abounds.


"I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.
Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death." ~ Revelation 1:18


The keys to life rest in the bosom of God's word through Christ Jesus.

... if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live
should live no longer for themselves, but for Him ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:14-15


Christ died for all that He might save us from the evils we despise.
His life exposed the truth God wills for the faithful to know.


... if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9


Confessing faith in His word is essential to hold a confident heart in Him.

... buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through
faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. ~ Colossians 2:12


For by grace you have been saved through faith, and
not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, ... ~ Ephesians 2:8


Obedience is His reasonable command with such an eternal salvation.

He has risen to show us the truth
It is God that breathed life into mankind
Whether we live or die, we are the Lordís
Men die once and after appear for judgment
God ordains Jesus only, through we must be saved
All we have has been given to us by God
Without Jesus, one has no life in God
Not believing in Jesus invites the wrath of God
Eternal life is knowing God and Jesus Christ
Loving God with oneís all & neighbor delivers life
Godís gift is eternal life in Christ Jesus
Jesus holds the keys to life and death for each of us
Believing Jesus rose from the dead is our faith
Baptism raises us from death to life/working of God

Life without God is impossible.

Darkness is the truth of nothing.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

5/23/2021 ~ Light

💡
  LightAM.mp3 (38m 14s)


  Light.pptx

Darkness has no measure of depth.
To be in the true Light one must see God for what He has done.

Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart.
~ Psalms 97:11


No other sound resonates His truth
  Righteous + Upright + In Heart = Gladness  

Light was initiated so that righteous and upright living souls could
experience the great wonders and gifts of Godís Almightiness of Love.


... If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that
darkness! No one can serve two masters; ... ~ Matthew 6:22-24


... slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death,
or of obedience leading to righteousness? ~ Romans 6:16


Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. ~ Psalms 119:105

Without a guide, no destination out of reach can be seen.

But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines
ever brighter unto the perfect day. ... ~ Proverbs 4:18-19


Light shows the way while shadows lead
one into the darkness of no return.


The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? ... ~ Psalms 27:1

God has touched earth with the embrace of His very own glorious life,
and it has changed a curse of man into a blessing unseen. Lucky
for those that find His incomparable beauty and knowledge.


"... who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat
in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned." ... ~ Matthew 4:16-17


The light has come into this world; the light of truth and Godís will for life.
The biggest question is if one will see or deny events
God created for our return from the blind.


In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. ... ~ John 1:4-5

It is light that allows us to be. In darkness there is no life.

... was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light
which gives light to every man coming into the world. ~ John 1:6-9


God prepared His coming so all doubts would
have no defense against the shine of truth.


... "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not
walk in darkness, but have the light of life." ~ John 8:12


Key to warding off the darkness is to pursue
and become knowledgeable of His light of truth.


"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes
in Me should not abide in darkness. ..." ~ John 12:46-48


One can hear His word with joy of heart, for the sake of truth,
or either dismiss it, and not apply it in revising bad habits into good ones,
which is called out for. Key is receiving His word with understanding.


... who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


Jesus Christ does something amazing for all faithful believers,
He brings light to life, and most importantly, opens our hearts to
love our great God and Savior for the grace offered to all sinners.


For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Walk as children of light ... ~ Ephesians 5:8-12


To bring about the highest sense of spirit in truth, one must turn back
to the Creator of all, and with a humble heart, all will be revealed.


... in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine
as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, ... ~ Philippians 2:14-16


To shine in the truth, characteristics of what has been declared
must be applied. This involves putting off that which is bad,
and cleaving to what is good.


... God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ... ~ 1st John 1:5-6

Darkness has many crevasses of deception. To have a relationship with
God, His light must be followed over the devising's of man over God.


... in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and
the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. ... ~ 1st John 1:7-8


In His light of truth we have fellowship with all others in Spirit and truth.

... cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. ...
~ Romans 13:12-14


We must guard ourselves with the truth so eternal life may be seized.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ... ~ 1st John 1:9-10


There are those whose arrogance supersedes a humble heart with God.
Arrogance can be a state of denial while wearing
a false faÁade of uprightness in superiority.


Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light." ... ~ Ephesians 5:14-17


One has to desire the light of His truth for it to be effective.

... Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of
His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, ... ~ James 1:17-19


God offers explosive love from heaven itself.

... we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a
light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:19


All that has been written confirms the truth
of what has been delivered for all to know.


You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night
nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:5-6


One of the main messages of the Bible is for souls to awake
in the good truth given by God Himself through His word.
Our Father is the light in which we live.


"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, ..."
~ Matthew 5:14-16


God looks for good works in us all throughout
the farthest reaches of the earth.


Light brings no other flavor that could be tasted
Light was created for the righteous to rejoice
Godís word is a lamp to our path
A great light upon shadow of death screams repent
John sent to bear witness of Godís light in Christ
In Christ is the light of life
Godís own light declares the knowledge of His glory
Walk as children of light in His called for ways
We are to shine as lights in the word of life
Fellowship walking in His light cleanses from all sin
Cast off dark works and put on the armor of light
Awake from the dead to Christ & He will give light
His word shines in darkness calling hearts to rise
We are the light of the world when we carry truth

Life plays on His sweet chords of light.

Darkness cannot find answers for why.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

5/30/2021 ~ Commands

🕮
  CommandsAM.mp3 (22m 29s)


  Commands.pptx

Darkness rings upon the strings of death.
A moment approaches where all hearts will cry out.

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment
of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; ~ Psalms 19:8


Truth never changes in itsí true value.

Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole heart! ... ~ Psalms 119:2-5


Striving to be good is not an activity that ever ceases. Keeping
aligned with His ways brings about the best of character traits possible.
Some people have no desire to be good and actively descend into
their loathsome behaviors, with no concern to improve.


... The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. ...
~ 1st John 2:7-8


To recognize the light of God is to see yourself in the naked truth
that He is. When one stands in the light, accountability to God either
builds greater character, or in defiance, a choice is made to reject God,
for the path of darkness and despair that ensues.


... by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations,
according to the commandment of the everlasting God, ... ~ Romans 16:26


Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart,
from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5


Godís laws seek outcomes of goodness
  Commandment:
          Love:
              → from a pure heart
              → from a good conscience  
              → from sincere faith

"... if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." ...
~ Matthew19:17-19


Godís laws draw for the best in moral character
  Want to enter into life:
   ē You shall not murder
   ē You shall not commit adultery
   ē You shall not steal
   ē You shall not bear false witness
   ē Honor your father and your mother
   ē You shall love your neighbor as yourself  

Murder is not the same as killing. We kill flies, spiders, ants, and beetles.
Killing heinous souls purges society of escalating evils, and is condoned
by God to protect those of decency, assisting in keeping work fun, and not
duty to the drudgery of supporting delinquents at the cost of the whole
social tranquility. Note that when one lies the truth is stolen.


... love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all
your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. ... ~ Matthew 22:37-40


Essential seeing is void without real action
  The first and great commandment:  

           1) love the LORD your God
                   with all your heart
                   with all your soul
                   with all your mind

  The second commandment:

           2) love your neighbor as yourself

When two laws establish all else that comes after or before them,
they should certainly be considered with all earnestly.


"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
~ John 15:12


Without love a hopelessness fills the void of emptiness.

And this commandment we have from Him: that he who
loves God must love his brother also. ~ 1st John 4:21


"You are My friends if you do whatever I command you." ~ John 15:14

"Honor your father and mother," which is the first
commandment with promise: ..." ~ Ephesians 6:2-3


Part of friendship is honoring the life of another. Pure hearts wish
no harm and hold no scheming; only hoping for the best that can be.


... acknowledge that the things which I write to you are
the commandments of the Lord. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:37


Many reduce the word of God to trivial, and selective convenience,
out of context, to suit lifestyle. Ignoring the whole word of God leads
to not following any of it. The infinite does not cater to the finite. How
is it that we reject what has been delivered and place this higher truth
below supposedly manmade truths? The Bible is a divinely inspired
comprehensive all inclusive work to be embraced in itsí entirety.


For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments.
And His commandments are not burdensome. ... ~ 1st John 5:3-4


"... the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."
~ Galatians 3:11-12


God has risen to the occasion to deliver salvations plan to all of us.
Arrogant and defiant hearts do not live under His instructions,
but rather argue with self-exalted views.

Faith is not man imposed but an acceptance of God Himself.


... And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly,
To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8


Honesty, compassion, & obedience is the way
  The LORD requires of us:
        ① To do justly
        ② To love mercy
        ③ To walk humbly with God  

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they
may have the right to the tree of life, ... ~ Revelation 22:14


Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep
His commandments, For this is man's all. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


There is a law to life that will not change
Godís pure commandments illuminate direction
All souls are called to walk in His ways
The light of Godís truth shines upon us
In good conscience a sincere pure heart hears
To love God above all frees a soul to soar
We are commanded to love one another
To be a considered a friend of God one must obey
None of Godís word should be deemed insignificant
Faith builds confidence to endure in Him
True faith acts living by His word
God requires honesty, kindness, and humble hearts
Access to heaven involves obedience to His word
Manís all is to keep Godís commandments

Wonders of God is not a call to wander away.

Darkness extinguishes all that is noble.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

6/6/2021 ~ One


  OneAM.mp3 (32m 07s)


  One.pptx

Darkness is when nothing is clear.
The One thing all can count on is God.

"... The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your
God with all your heart, with all your soul, ..." ~ Deuteronomy 6:4-5


Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is:
'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.'" ~ Mark 12:29


Above all Jesus instructs us to know in God
there is no division. In God is the whole of all truth.


"... 'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. ..." ~ Mark 12:30


There is no schism in our love for God. No division in devotion.
Humbled under His gift of life, how can one not love that which created
all for our experience to wonder independently; exclusively to
possess the power of thought unique to each identity.


... three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and
the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. ... ~ 1st John 5:7-8


The truth of God stands over all man could know
  Witness in heaven:
     1) The Father
     2) The Word (SON)
     3) Holy Spirit

= One

  Witness on earth:
     1) The Spirit (Eye of God)
     2) The water (Baptism)
     3) The blood (Sacrifice of Life)



= One

As the stars are of heights above earthís ground, so does Godís
presence permeate beyond all that is, from top to bottom at all there's
to hereís. As God identifies with Himself, He looks to see the construct
of each soulís presence as well. What declares the whole truth of one
is purpose of devotion. God watches as He asks we develop
a character of service in observance of His ways.


There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of
your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, ...
~ Ephesians 4:4-7


As God is One, so His word sets truth for all
             One body
             One Spirit
             One hope
             One Lord
             One faith
             One baptism             
             One God

As fingerprints offer tiny infinite diversity, the face
of truth spreads her gifts endlessly most prolifically.


... each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.
~ 1st Corinthians 7:7


Talent is something given to be discovered in the depths of
each oneís character. Too often destructive vices or woes of living
blur purpose, with the all to common breaths of despair, causing
the detrimentals of death, instead of the invigorations of life.


One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell
in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, ... ~ Psalms 27:4


Situational specific, it is what one desires or chooses that life dwells upon.
God again watches to see if we consider Him in the heart of our thoughts.
His truth is so available if one desires. His promise holds a reality far
beyond what ever could be supplied through the complexly simple
which displays before our limited senses.


Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render
to each one according to his work. ~ Psalms 62:12


None can work their way into heaven, however, one can
work their way out of heaven by not heeding to His words of truth.
Without effort to know God, how can we be deemed His friend,
accepting, fearfully begging, His consideration?


... who "will render to each one according to his deeds": ... ~ Romans 2:6

Each of us will be weighed on the balance of character
in the brilliance of His unadulterated love.


It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the LORD. ~ Lamentations 3:26


Salvation is a test of patience and inner
self-control to the cause He has put forth.


... "There is none righteous, no, not one; ..." ~ Romans 3:10

Not one of us has not miserably failed. Failure is a condition of
continually coping. Not giving up is our success as we all ride failures.


... each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and
enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin,
when it is full-grown, brings forth death. ~ James 1:13-15


The gift of life is such that no one can blame God for the internalizations
we all develop. Love of what we have, or disgust of what we donít have,
causes a soul to either be thankful or just fester.


... but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching
forward to those things which are ahead, ... ~ Philippians 3:13-14


... like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let
nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, ... ~ Philippians 2:1-5


Sanity can only be found by marching ahead leaving mistakes gone past
as to lessons learned. Regret is the conscience of repentance.
Hope is the inspiration of faith.


"... that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You;
that they also may be one in Us, ..." ~ John 17:21-23


The blessing of God gives life to all who believe
  May be one in Us
                            ⮡  I in You

 Be made perfect in one
                 ⮡  believe that You sent Me
                      ⮡  I in them, and You in Me
                                           ⭥
                        Be one just as We are one  

God in us is what Jesus proclaimed as our creator savior.
To stand on His strength delivers a transcendence wisdom.


... their voice to God with one accord and said: "Lord, You are God, who
made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, ... ~ Acts 4:24-25


What divides a people is by not having a common understanding.
It is said common sense is social wisdom. Humble questions of
why there is evil instead of embracing evil defines a people,
and whether a culture is noble or wicked.


... yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and
we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things,
and through whom we live. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 8:6-7


He gives His love most commonly rejected
 
 
One God, the Father
Whom are all things
We for Him
   
 
True
Knowledge
Not in everyone

One Lord
Jesus Christ
Whom we live
 
 

God reigns over all false religions, no matter how bizarre or twisted the
creations man chooses to worship. Artistic creations allure manís outward
senses where God looks to the desires of heart, to assess a soul.
God is worshipped from the inside, not the outside.


... there is no other God but one. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 8:4-5

Material edifices pale in the glory of His majesty
where earth is but dust passing in time.


For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men,
the Man Christ Jesus. ~ 1st Timothy 2:5


Jesus Christ will find each of us before the door to eternity. To not call
upon Him reduces a soul to not having an advocate as evil is expelled.

The only way to achieve success is to never give up on attempting
to further clarity of thought. Drowning occurs when laziness passes
the gumption to pursue what one can be sure of no matter the cost.
Security is when insecurity is not an option. As Apollo 13 exposed
the best of us, this quality to get it done shines on all that is great.


There is only One God with Power of life
The Lord God is One
One must love God with oneís all
God is multifaceted in the oneness that He is
One body & Spirit, one hope, one faith, one God
Each one has his own gift from God
According to oneís deeds determines judgment
Patient hope is the good path to salvation
All have fallen short of the righteousness of God
Each person is tempted by their own desires
One thing to do is to let the past go reaching ahead
To find God sees Him in the life that we are
A common cry goes forth why mankind rages/plots
All live through one God, and one Lord Jesus Christ

In His Oneness all is, and we in Him.

Darkness is itsí own worst place.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

7/25/2021 ~ Honoring Servants of God

🎖
  HonoringAM.mp3 (24m 04s)           Honoring2AM.mp3 (25m 20s)
  
  Honoring.pptx

Darkness unveils all that is retched.
Honoring those exposing truth upholds all that is good.

... Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except
in his own country and in his own house." ~ Matthew 13:57


Contempt and acts of arrogance have stolen truth
for the sake of evil selfish intents. What thoughts we honor
declares who we are, despicable or magnanimous.


Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy, Because of Your truth. ~ Psalms 115:1


All glory, when given to God, frees a heart to stand on skies high.

... but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the
hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, ... ~ Ephesians 4:29-30


In His grace blessings have poured out. Without
applying His truths calamity ensues for all festering hearts.


Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from
you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, ... ~ Ephesians 4:31-32


All desire to be at peace from the tortures of living
   → Be:
           Tenderhearted
           Kind to one another
           Forgiving one another   

Weíve all heard 'to be or not to be'. God has announced His BE's. Godís
will is for us to lift one another. The bottom is no higher than the top.


... recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and
admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:11-13


The Lord is the supporting beam. Let those that praise Him, and diligently
seek His truths, be honored in love. Love is over all, and what flavors life.
This spirit of salt rises from Jesus and the truth He delivers.


"Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have
salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another." ~ Mark 9:50


The salt of life is the message of Christ.
Our passion is what gives us that spice of truth.


... continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit
of our lips, giving thanks to His name. ... ~ Hebrews 13:15-16


In His truth and light of life we are to employ goodness in our hearts.

Obey those who rule over you, ... Let them do so with joy and not
with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you. ~ Hebrews 13:17


Tears bring with them reasons not always understood. For unsettled
souls attacking what they lack tortures all who surround them.


Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor,
especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. ~ 1st Timothy 5:17


Labors toward clearer truth should be
rewarded for the sake of the effort itself.


Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
~ 1st Peter 2:17


Do not push the will of God aside
   → Honor all people
   → Love the brotherhood   
   → Fear God
   → Honor the king

Is there anyone who does not want to be saved? Only a
seared conscience without hope bent on evil is furthest away.
Hope is a fundamental and foundational quality of life.


Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem others better than himself. ~ Philippians 2:3


All would hope for an umbrella of security where want is satisfied,
and love nurtures the pure child we all once had in innocence.


As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as
good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:10


Each of us has a light from within. God wills we find and use what He
has given, no matter how small or large, to give it our all. While we are on
the earth, He calls us out to use these given gifts for the edification of all.
God is One and looks to His people to be the same.


For the law was given through Moses, but grace
and truth came through Jesus Christ. ~ John 1:17


Without the coming of Jesus, how now could we
know truth or grace that God has delivered to us?


"For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be
mocked and insulted and spit upon." ~ Luke 18:32


Jesus went to His knees for each one of us.

If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you,
for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. ... ~ 1st Peter 4:14-15


Many individual evils deny the joy we all seek
Sprit of Glory
God rests
Upon You

Shame on all those cursing what is noble
in all efforts to improve living for all.


Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?
~ Galatians 4:16


When someone accuses another, it often is a shortcoming they
themselves possess; four fingers pointing back at the stick thrower.
The old Biblical adage of removing the log from your own eye
before you condemn your brother applies here.


... not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think
soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. ~ Romans 12:3


Arrogance cripples spirituality and deludes souls
  Think highly of self ≠ Sober faith  

The Bible declares arrogance is a sin
that destroys peace and damages faith.


... individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according
to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: ... ~ Romans 12:4-6


God spreads the candy of life plentifully. A store full of fruits is instore
for all the faithful who endure alone, in fellowship with all. Different stages
are upon all as fingerprints lay uniquely upon each. To be alive is to know
verse dead in a speechless loneliness, without the supporting efforts
of others. Everyone needs help, and denying this is what
creates arrogant isolated contemptuous hearts.


... Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
~ Romans 12:7-9


Talent resides in each to find our part
                     Ministry ↔ Ministering
            Who teaches ↔ In teaching
            Who exhorts ↔ In exhortation
                Who gives ↔ With liberality
                Who leads ↔ With diligence
  Who shows mercy ↔ With cheerfulness

When one compares oneself to another or others a stance of elevation
occurs. If we become the standard, then all else falls short. It is only when
we see the gifts given by God, with humble thankful hearts, that spiritual
freedom arrives, and the anchors from others fade. One must kick away
judgments that lead to nowhere, and it is God who is the only judge.
It takes discipline to place calm over the crazy in each of us.


Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving
preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, ... ~ Romans 12:10-13


Purpose drives one in what they believe
  Be kindly affectionate in honor
         ⮡  Giving preference to one another  

                     ● Not lagging in diligence
                     ● Fervent in spirit, serving the Lord
                     ● Rejoicing in hope
                     ● Patient in tribulation
                     ● Continuing steadfastly in prayer
                     ● Distributing to saints needs
                     ● Given to hospitality

Many principles that guide the goodness of a soul are instructed
in the Bible. It is filled with challenges to overcome and apply
character traits that are not always easy to do. Knowing
truth is the first step on the upward path.


Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. ...
~ Romans 12:14-16


There are unhappy people who will blame you for their grief. This does not
rise to the principles the Bible teaches and generally these complainers
are found emanating from spiritually immature arrogant souls.


... If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
~ Romans 12:17-18


Time will expose us to atrocities from friends, family, country, and earth.
It can eat one alive without standing on the shoulders of God. Having
purpose, and peace with this, helps all those we encounter. It is
disgruntled souls that rock the calm as bulls in glass houses. Their
venom will always strike as long as they see self over Godís grace.


Ignorance obscures unity for those who deny God
A prophet has no honor in his own house
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit with a bitter heart
Recognize those who labor in works & esteem them
Passion for the word is what spices the heart
It is unprofitable to cause grief to oneís leaders
Let elders rule well with double honor
Care for and put others above yourself
Grace and truth came through Jesus
Jesus, the greatest servant, was spit upon
Being criticized for Christ condemns accusers
The truth can be offensive to those holding shame
Do not think higher about oneself but seek soberly
Each has use differing given gifts according to grace

Can we rise from the tears of discord?
How many across the ages have been unable to help the ones they love?
Division has never gained the hope all cry for.


Hardship lies on the path for all that pursue truth.

Darkness cannot see itself where nothing is seen.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

10/24/2021 ~ Mirror Mirror

🔮
  MirrorAM1.mp3 (33m 29s)           MirrorAM2.mp3 (30m 51s)
  
  Mirror.pptx

Darkness has no reflection.
Self-awareness is the bridge to identity.

As in water face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man.
~ Proverbs 27:19


One cannot see self if busy blaming others for situations dealt.
The bottom of a heart divulges the deepest of desires.


For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness,
who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


All have been touched with lifeís presence. Without knowledge of God,
social wisdom evaporates, and the chaos of disharmony curses all.
God has given us the light to see and it is an individual
choice to follow Him or the whims of man.


Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. ...
~ 2nd Corinthians 13:5


One could have a broken faith by not adhering to the principles
which have been delivered by God. Rather people use humanistic
unholy reasoning, excusing actions in self denial. We all have been
afflicted and done wrong, however, this does change the order He calls
out for under His creation. Concentration is often found difficult when
purging the lower impulses of desire where lust has destroyed so
many relationships of spirit. Trust is to lust as vinegar is to water.
Spirit holds a depth unequaled.


... Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into
Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? ... ~ Romans 6:1-4


To begin true life is to arrive at His Grace
 
Continue  
in sin?  
               
  G  
r
a
c
e
                Walk in
  Newness
of Life
                  
  Baptized into Christ Jesus  

                  

⭝      



Die
to sin
I
n
t
o

H
i
s

D
e
a
t
h


      ⭜



Raised from
the dead

Buried with Him through Baptism

Baptism unites us in His sacrifice of life, to shield us from the wrath that
is to come upon all sin. Knowledge of His forgiveness lifts a spirit closer
to knowing God and His desire for us to walk in the goodness of life.


"... Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy
to escape all these things that will come to pass, ..." ~ Luke 21:34-36


Endurance is a matter of living, and though all carry the weights
of breathing, in the flesh, if one surrenders willingly to wickedness,
the spiritual shield one needs for God's salvation plan is dropped,
and one will bear alone what is unbearable; eternal death.


... to us shame of face, as it is this day-to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants
of Jerusalem and all Israel, those near and those far off in all the countries to
which You have driven them, because of the unfaithfulness ... ~ Daniel 9:7


To realize the shame of sin frees a soul from the guilty verdict,
to a stance of regret, where repentance turns a contrite heart
back to God, and the true purpose of living flourishes.


"O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and
our fathers, because we have sinned against You." ~ Daniel 9:8


Sin is a shadow land event. Truth shines in the light, so often covered
by the darkness, where soulís choose to scheme upon each other.
It is a devourous world where evil has nothing tender, and
greedís lust tramples the innocence of our child's heart.


They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness;
Now their own deeds have surrounded them; They are before My face.
~ Hosea 7:2


All is naked before God, and if we neglect to keep this knowledge Holy,
the avalanche of evil comes upon a people, resulting with the tragic
despair of hopelessness. What we ask for either defiles us or cleanses us.
True purpose can not be achieved without free dreams in Godís own light.


... now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part,
but then I shall know just as I also am known. ~ 1st Corinthians 13:11-12


To take notice of the self, and mistakes of love and hate,
in pursuit of truth, reveals the sigh of a mature soul.


"But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired
servants have bread enough and to spare, ..." ~ Luke 15:17-19


Coming to yourself is that epiphany moment where God is God,
and we are all but mere men. Arrogance has always
dug holes where emptiness fills what is left over.


... put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts,and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, ...
~ Ephesians 4:21-24


Growth is part of livings continual rise to see
  If taught truth by Jesus:
         ⮡  Put off your former conduct
                             ↓
             The old corrupt man
                         ⭩    ⭨
  Be renewed in the spirit of your mind  
         ⮡  Put on the new man
                ⮡  Created according to God
                     ☆ in true righteousness
                              😇 and holiness

Coming to the word of God comes with
blessings untold where truth unlocks a heart.


And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also
bear the image of the heavenly Man. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:48-49


Marvelous is His truth where souls become
the song of life rising from the dust.


"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Undeniable is the peace love holds in an unbroken heart
believing in the promise of His stars ascending.


... when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
~ 1st John 3:2-3


Hope is something seen ahead where the past has been left behind.
True value is found in what one does today for tomorrow.


For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be
compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. ~ Romans 8:18


Vision has no expression to paint the love waiting
for those faithful hearts hoping in His spoken truths.


... if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing
his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and
immediately forgets what kind of man he was. ... ~ James 1:22-25


One must see His truth as a special revelation
calling a soul to action in the presence of God Himself.


... we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,
are being transformed into the same image ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:17-18


Freedom is a gift of God to be recreated in His image.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind, ... ~ Romans 12:2


Heavenly truths do just that, transform us into
creatures of God thankful for His offering of eternal life.


As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be
satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. ~ Psalms 17:15


To be a child of God has no greater value.

Coming honestly to God reveals the true self
The heart of one reveals the person
Test: One must know Christ is in you or disqualified
Baptized in Christ we should walk in newness of life
Pray to be counted worthy at His appearing
Shame on all the faces of unfaithfulness
All the wickedness man is before the face of God
To see clearly one sees self for as one is
Coming to yourself is an act of humbling truth
Put off the old man and put on the new man
Sufferings now cannot compare to glory ahead
Forgetting Godís word only deceives awareness
Seeing Godís glory transforms us into His image
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind

Deep self-reflection brings a heart back to God.

Darkness has nothing that comes after.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

11/7/2021 ~ Forgetfulness

🤔
  ForgetfulnessAM1.mp3 (23m 46s)           ForgetfulnessAM2.mp3 (35m 20s)
  
  Forgetfulness.pptx

Darkness is Lost to all that is.
Some things cannot be found only believed.

"... diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have
seen, and lest they depart from your heart ..." ~ Deuteronomy 4:9


Godís own heavenly truths establishes social order
  Take heed and diligently keep  
          → Lest you forget the things
          → Lest you depart of heart

Teach children and grandchildren

Memory and understanding are used to lift our children,
and without it, disorder burns the ignorant.


"... when the LORD your God brings you into the land of which
He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, ..."
~ Deuteronomy 6:10-11


The music of truth holds no lie.

"... 'then beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the
land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. ...'" ~ Deuteronomy 6:12-14


Forgetting God should invoke fear of calamities to come.

Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, And have
forgotten the God who fathered you. ~ Deuteronomy 32:18


Only travesty comes upon those that forget God.

So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD. They forgot the
LORD their God, and served the Baals and Asherahs. ~ Judges 3:7


Men are more accustomed to worshipping desires
of their own making over what God has commanded.


Thus the children of Israel did not remember the LORD their God, who
had delivered them from the hands of all their enemies ... ~ Judges 8:34


To abandon God for substitutions, of catering to the
tangible flesh, only delivers emptiness and loss of true spirit.


... So are the paths of all who forget God; And the
hope of the hypocrite shall perish, ... ~ Job 8:11-14


Trusting in man over God leads to oblivion.

The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God. ...
~ Psalms 9:17-20


Hell is the absence of all heaven. Hell has no
expression where gloom surrounds desolation.


Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: ~ Psalms 103:2

To recall the blessings of God enlarges keen awareness.

My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands;
~ Proverbs 3:1


Finding Godís word opens a heart to endless fruits.

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor
turn away from the words of my mouth. ~ Proverbs 4:5


No trap can contain those that cherish His truths.

"Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son
of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you." ~ Isaiah 49:15


Memories can be like shadows fading as the dust blows away.

Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My
people have forgotten Me days without number. ~ Jeremiah 2:32


Jesus had to come into the world as everyone
had lost the true meaning of who God was, and is.


"... My people have forgotten Me, They have burned incense to worthless
idols. And they have caused themselves to stumble ... ~ Jeremiah 18:15


Man made pathways will never achieve the highway God lays.

... Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children. ~ Hosea 4:6


Key to godliness, through the ages, is knowledge of His Holy nature.

"For Israel has forgotten his Maker, And has built temples; ..." ~ Hosea 8:14

Ornate churches and or temples do not necessarily
reflect worship of God if filled with the idols of man.


But do not forget to do good and to share, for with
such sacrifices God is well pleased. ~ Hebrews 13:16


Doing good and sharing touches the very edges of heavenís truth.

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue,
to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, ... ~ 2nd Peter 1:5-7


The Holy Halo of spirit works together in concert
Brotherly  
Kindness  
          Self-Control



  Godliness        



                 Perseverance



        Love



                   Knowledge



Virtue



           Faith

Qualities of godly excellence takes a focused mind and spirit.
An ongoing incorporating of all these character attributes
is the holy halo of spirit.


... he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and
has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. ~ 2nd Peter 1:8-9


Neglecting pursuing a character of God in Christ snubs life itself.

,... (... which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may
be mindful of the words which were spoken before ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:1-2


There is only one direction to God, and it comes by the word
He has once delivered. Manís fantasies, additions, or replacements
will not nullify His established commands.


... scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts,
and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:3-4


Despicable characters always excuse themselves
  Scoffers will walk in their own lusts
             ⮡  Where is His coming?  

Mockers will be plentiful, claiming false bigotry accusations,
against the true faithful. God will not show favor
with liars without knowledge of His truths.


For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God
the heavens were of old, ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:5-7


Earth is a creation of God, He holds, to redeem
those lost, until He declares the end of time.


But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day
is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord
is not slack concerning His promise, ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:8-9


Godís unyielding patient call whirls salvation

  Concerning His promise:

            ● Timeless

            ● The Lord is not slack
                          ⮡  is longsuffering toward us  

            ● Not willing that any should perish  

            ● All should come to repentance



As time has a final moment, a new age awaits for all those faithful to His
call. Loving today has more than we can lose to the winds of tomorrow.
Shadows of missed moments from the past causes one to drown in
misery. The present is the only gift we have. Tell me now,
what is life and where dwells itsí importance?


Song is lost when strength in Him is forgotten
Take heed and diligently keep to the word of God
Those that forget God trust in evil
All the nations that forget God will be turned to hell
Do not forget or turn from the words of wisdom
Mothers may forget a child, but God will not forget
Forgetting God causes one to stumble in their ways
Godly people are destroyed for lack of knowledge
Many forget God building temples to manís glory
Do not forget to do good and share
Not forgetting noble qualities abounds in the Lord
The Bible is a reminder to be mindful of holiness
Last days: scoffers will deny the promise of God
People willfully forget the word of God

The Holy Spirit is waiting to deliver peace to all hearts who believe.

The Spirit calls out in an ocean of despair.

Darkness coldly misses life in love.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU

12/26/2021 ~ Fire's Piercing Truth

🔥
  FireAM1.mp3 (31m 37s)           FireAM2.mp3 (30m 48s)
  
  Fire.pptx

Darkness has thunderous echoing silence.
Fire exemplifies qualities of truth, life, judgment,
and God's own vengeance against disobedience.


Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire. ~ Psalms 104:4

Fire has always been a fascination and terror in the realm of life.

And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame
of fire from the midst of a bush. ... ~ Exodus 3:2


God has used our sense of light and radiance to convey
His power in truthís delivery. It is His Spirit of truth that is undeniable.


... the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. ...
~ Exodus 9:23


Fire has often been a sign of punishment for rebelling against Godís will.
Korahís Rebellion in Numbers 16:1-40, and Arronís sons, Nadab
and Abihu in Leviticus 10:1-11 are a few other examples.


"The light of the wicked indeed goes out, And
the flame of his fire does not shine." ~ Job 18:5


No matter what stick one waves, if it has not faith in the Lord God,
there is no point in itsí direction. When we are told to let our light
shine before men, it is God who also sees, and if there is
no shine, that light, or lack of it, will extinguish itself.


"Is not My word like a fire?" says the Lord, "And like a
hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?" ~ Jeremiah 23:29


The power of His word cannot be diminished
by man as it comes to us by His Holy Spirit.


... the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way,
and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, ... ~ Exodus 13:21


Godís light is our beacon home. How many take light
for granted, and yet He brings the sun to light everyday.


... Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because
the LORD descended upon it in fire. ... ~ Exodus 19:18


The signs of Godís power and might over nature
was and is best exemplified by fires presence.


... people complained, it displeased the LORD; for the LORD heard it,
and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the LORD burned among them,
and consumed some ... ~ Numbers 11:1-2


God has used fire to punish those complaining against His will.

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the Lord tests the hearts. ~ Proverbs 17:3


God tests each of our hearts on a most individual level.
God is a miner looking for the gold in our hearts.


Then he said, "Do it a second time," and they did it a second time;
and he said, "Do it a third time," ... ~ 1st Kings 18:34-35


Devotion is the key God looks for.

... let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant,
and that I have done all these things at Your word. ~ 1st Kings 18:36


Fire has been and is a soul emancipator. A good way to remember
that Elisha came after Elijah is the Ďaí at the end of Elisha, for ĎAfterí.


... fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and
the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water ... ~ 1st Kings 18:37-39


450 prophets of Baal killed were killed the day Elijah proved them false.
Death is the consequence in believing in false gods.


For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
~ Deuteronomy 4:24


God wants our affection, and deservingly, as He is the Father
of all creation. He has given His rod of truth to comfort
us with His power in righteous judgments.


... His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by
His sword The LORD will judge all flesh; ... ~ Isaiah 66:15-16


Just because one says they are of the Lord does not mean they are.
The wickedness of man declaring holiness in His name shall be struck
down for the hypocrites they are; following themselves and not God.


... "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more
than those who are with them." ... ~ 2nd Kings 6:16-17


God will not abandon those who love and trust in Him. Though the flesh
may find challenges, He waits just above the highest mountain. Once one
sees God for who He is, it is hard to fathom how anyone could deny Him.


... our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the
burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us ... ~ Daniel 3:16-18


Many instances of His power of salvation are strewn across
the corridors of time. Fire is a tool of His judgement as well
as His salvation. God is our shelter in all circumstances.


... who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, ...
~ Daniel 3:28


Astounding events of the past changed the hearts of countless many
who believed without question. Through all of our tribulations
and problems, God is with us. This attitude of salvation
involves unconditional trust, as it should be.


"... there is no other God who can deliver like this." ~ Daniel 3:29

Nebuchadnezzar was a tool to expose man is only man, and God is God.

Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have
tested you in the furnace of affliction. ~ Isaiah 48:10


Certainly, each of us with any experience
has been afflicted in one way or another.


The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace
of earth, Purified seven times. You shall keep them, ... ~ Psalms 12:6-7


His word is the furnace of truth in our hearts.

... Whose fire is in Zion And whose furnace is in Jerusalem. ~ Isaiah 31:9

It was prophesized that truth and judgment would come out of Jerusalem.

"Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way
before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, ..." ~ Malachi 3:1


As a light in every heart, He is coming.

"... can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner's fire And like launderer's soap. ... ~ Malachi 3:2-3


It is manís doubt that God exists or not that has caused him to fall away.
God has never left, it is mankind that falls away to fabrications of his own
making, to substitute for what He can never see. Can man see the core
of a star or observe the most minute quantum of substance? Man is a
tangible creature, while faith is higher than what can be observed in
creation. Although, there are signs, to the truth of intelligent design,
over manís callous rejection of anything superior. Shame on the
arrogance where we elevate ourselves above God. God does
not force anyone to believe as He makes it a choice.


What lights a soul is Godís song of life
Godís angels are ministers as a flame of fire
God has many times used fire as a judgment tool
For the wicked, there is no enduring shine
God has used the light of fire to comfort the path
Compulsively complaining hearts do not please God
Elijahís fire taken altar shows Godís power & truth
Godís truth and judgment is a consuming fire
By fire and sword, the LORD will judge all flesh
The invisible powers of Godís army far surpass man
Faith in Godís redeeming power is the fire of spirit
In days of old all saw & knew of Godís saving power
The word of God delivers truth forever
God said He would refine and cleanse the faithful

God seeks those who desire to know Him.

  FireAM3.mp3 (31m 13s)           FireAM4.mp3 (31m 52s)
  

"... clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but
He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." ~ Matthew 3:11-12


Jesus baptizes us with the truth.
Pentecost brought fire upon the heads of the Apostles, and
later on a select few of the gentiles; It was an event of enlightenment.


"I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!"
~ Luke 12:49


God has hope for each of us that we regain a
sense of truth inside the womb of His creation.


"... not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they
gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned." ~ John 15:4-6


Associations are choices of preference. Unless we talk, pray,
to God, there is no association. Godís desire is that we are
in Him by the knowledge He has delivered.


... each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it
will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each ... ~ 1st Corinthians 3:13-15


Good works in Him will rise to endure the onslaught of judgment
when fire clears the courtroom. Suffering is what it takes to be born,
as the sense of appreciation is established. The rock of God is truth.


"... send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and
cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame." ~ Luke 16:24


The realm absent of Godís promise is a torment to the soul indeed.

... Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has
been approved, he will receive the crown of life ... ~ James 1:10-12


Life is a consequence of entropy. All things fade into the past.
For us to take hold of the future, faith is an essential component,
especially if we wish to seize eternal life. What we are receiving
is greater than all the grass the world has ever grown.


... serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
For our God is a consuming fire. ~ Hebrews 12:28-29


The fire of life is in the midst of the tree of life, and to eat of it brings
eternal life. It is His word, His cry, His song, to return to His nurturing love.


... that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold
that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor,
and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:6-9


For the faithful, underlying all tribulation, is the hope on top of the joy
of comfort, in His salvation. Some may say it is delusional, but ask,
what is more delusional, man in his fading aspirations or God in
His eternal grace? Salvation of the soul is what religion is all about.
To get through the eye of the needle, truth has to be in us.


"... It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two
hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. ..." ~ Matthew 18:8-9


It is hard to imagine identity without others in our lives;
but that is exactly what will happen to those who deny Him,
the Creator and giver of life. We all need to believe, a warning to
awake to the nature of life, as it is shown by Him. If we are to only
pursue our desires of lust and sin, we turn on the fires that will destroy us.


... See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the
tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. ... ~ James 3:5-6


So easily we bite one another yelling the madness of impulsive thoughts.
Self-control is a main message the Bible conveys. No one doubts
fire can do a lot of damage if not handled correctly with prudence.


"... all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,
and will cast them into the furnace of fire. ..." ~ Matthew 13:41-43


All will arrive at this journeys end. The sand will be left behind
as our deeds will be assessed. Pray mercy will find us
in His favor with more good than offensiveness.


For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned
with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, ... ~ Hebrews 12:18


Out of desolation comes the hope for His light of life.
To exist in the realm of creation is to be desired over all that
could be dead. Through past events God has revealed good and
evil among men and women. To disregard His truth is to repeat
those same mistakes that led to social misery and destruction.
Observing His ways brings about the best outcome for all.


But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word,
are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
~ 2nd Peter 3:7


The foundation of all reality is truth
Heaven and earth

Preserved by the word

    Reserved for fire judgment    

of ungodly men

TRUTH

The earth is a path to a destination of our own making.
The foundation of Godís kingdom is truth.


His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow,
and His eyes like a flame of fire; ~ Revelation 1:14


As Jesus gazes into each of us, all will be naked,
and His judgment will be just, based in truth.


... Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
~ Revelation 20:13-15


How dreadful where all strings come to an end. No pleading will be heard,
with the most injurious judgment: rejection. The time is now; we must find
the strength to affirm our faith without shame. Hate cares not for the truth
of God, calling so many lies truth, and darkness becomes by this way,
void of His light. By works we are either accepted or excluded, from the
offering of His grace and mercy plan, of salvation from damnation. Those
that claim we are not judged by our works have little understanding, as
most certainly, God will judge accordingly by righteousness over evil.
Ignorance or purposely oblivious attitudes will not exclude the truth of
His proclaimed word which will exonerate or condemn each one of us.


"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral,
sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns
with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." ~ Revelation 21:8


On one side of the coin there is a never ending mountain,
while the other holds a cliff to nowhere.


... in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God,
and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9


A pitiful or exuberant time is coming for all
● Vengeance of fire on who do not

     → Know God                     ⭩
     → Obey the gospel of Jesus Christ

● Everlasting destruction from the

     → Presence of the Lord   ⭩
     → Glory of His power

Without genuine attempts to know God, how can any other result
come about but casted out? Conditions have been set in stone
for His eternal kingdom to rise. Pray we are there.


... Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner
to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality ..., are set forth
as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. ~ Jude 1:6-7


Examples from the past set the truth
of the present and destiny of the future.


"... 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire
prepared for the devil and his angels: ...'" ~ Matthew 25:41


No diamond or gold bar can replace genuine love for what God is,
and has done. Many choose to reject Him and perpetuate
the cycle of evil that submerges the angry prematurely.
One can sink into death before they die.


For all God will come sooner than expected
All unrepenting sinners will be burned up as refuse
Jesus brought the fire of Godís truth to the earth
Not abiding in Him results in being castoff by Him
An eternal fire of torment awaits all who reject Him
Enduring as flesh withers delivers life who love Him
Tested in the furnace of truth reveals value
Habitual sin, if not cut off, jeopardizes eternal life
Oneís speech will be judged across all encounters
Offensive lawlessness has no future in His kingdom
The faithful come to Godís mountain for liberation
The truth of Jesusí presence will pierce souls as fire
Judgment will have no mercy on those unmerciful
Reserved for all evil is the fire of unending truth

As time fades our dreams in faith will warm our souls.

Souls yearn to connect to
something greater than lost.

Darkness has no Great God in Heaven.


BACK TO ALL SERMONS MENU SELECTIONS OR "RETURN TO PAGE TOP" - 2021 SERMON MENU
May God bless you and be with you always!

Load all sermons for the year:
Follow me on Facebook     Visit My YouTube Channel     
   View my Linkedin Profile   
      People love Instagram   


Love
Edify
Order

top

Home
Page
Chimney
Scriptures
Prayer Conduct Salvation Sin ~ Spirit Miracles,
Parables,
& Prophecies
Holy Spirit Death TimeLines Bible Notes Ongoing
Journey
Sermons About
me
Links