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Pastor's Sunday Sermon

November 5, 2023

Spiritual Maturity-

  • The Bible is written to give us instructions and to sustain us through every season of life

  •  Maturity in the Word, we need the whole council of God, which means taking the Old Testament as well as the New.

  • Are you spiritually illiterate? Have you done the reading to be able to tell people who God is and what He's doing?

  • There is so much evidence to support the events of the Bible. Even secular history and science are proving the truth of the Bible.

  • God doesn't change. He is the same today as He was a decade ago, as He will be a century from now.

  • Developing a relationship with God is deeper and more meaningful than a religion that tries to control you.

  • Relationships that are built on love and trust can survive trials, as well as joy. Our relationship with God is the same. It takes time and intention to develop.

  • If we do not know what the Bible says is true, how will we know when we are confronted with lies? Do not be fooled into idolatry because you didn't take the time to know who God is.

  • There is only way to heaven, by believing in Jesus.

  • Sin is a terrible teacher. We can avoid some heartache if we learn from the mistakes of others.

  • If you are just reading the Bible, you are just reading a story. You must apply what you have learned.

  • Do not make excuses for not being in the Word; read it, listen to it, just get it into your brain.

  • Have a firm foundation in God so that when tragedy strikes, you are not reduced to rubble.

 

Romans 15:1-6

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”[a] 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Ecclesiastes 1:9

What has been will be again,
   what has been done will be done again;
   there is nothing new under the sun.

Matthew 4:4

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[a]”

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Ephesians 2:1-10

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 6:23

 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 10:9-13

 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”[a] 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[b]

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

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