May 2020

The Prayer of Life

“OVERCOMING THE WORLD” Message #5 of 5 “PRAYERS THAT OVERCOME THE WORLD” Prayers to God that overcome the world include praising God, agreeing with God, thanking God and asking God. Psalm 103 May 17, 2020 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask— we know that we have what we asked of him.” – 1st John 5:14-15 1. ADORATION – Praising God … for Who He Is & What He Has Done “WOW” 1st Kings 8:22-24 Revelation 4:6-11 2. CONFESSION – Agreeing with God … Naming our Sins and Asking Forgiveness “OUCH” Psalm 51:1 1st John 1:9 3. THANKSGIVING – Thanking God … for What He has Done “THANKS” Daniel 2:23 1st Thessalonians 5:18 4. SUPPLICATION – Asking God … for Things We Want Done “PLEASE” Psalm 28:1-2 Mark 14:36

The Light of Life

The brilliant, incomparable, unapproachable light of the world in the person of Jesus, has demonstrated His love to us by removing darkness from us and within us.

The Commands of Life

God has provided everything we need to be close to Him, to know Him, and to love Him, for now and forever.

April 2020

The Truth of Life

“OVERCOMING THE WORLD” Message #2 of 5 “THE TRUTH OF LIFE” Living in the truth of Jesus delivers us from our own false sense of purity into the true forgiveness and purity of the Lord himself. 1st John 1:5-10 / April 26, 2020 1. IF WE CLAIM ... GOD – v.5 “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” – v.5 John 8:12 1st Thessalonians 5:5 John 1:5 Psalm 139:12 “Brethren, we shall not adjust our Bible to the age, but the age to our Bible.” – Charles Spurgeon “God in his holiness, without negotiating his holiness, has offered us the holiness of his son.” – R.C. Sproul 2. IF WE CLAIM ... FELLOWSHIP – v.6-7 “If we claim – to have fellowship with God yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.” – v.6 WALKING IN DARKNESS ... John 3:19-20 Romans 1:21 “This world has redefined the word “Love”. WARNING – It now means ... acceptance of all false religions, tolerance of all sinful behavior, tolerance of false doctrines, refusal to rebuke and expose anyone, never offend anyone with truth.” A CHANGE IN ... STATUS – Psalm 56:13 ... LIFESTYLE – Isaiah 2:5 ... PERSPECTIVE – Isaiah 9:2 “If I look at the world, I will conform to ways of the world. If I look at the Word, I will conform to the will of God.” – AW Tozer 3. IF WE CLAIM ... SINLESSNESS – v.8-9 “If we claim – to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” – v.8 James 5:16 “From the tree in the Garden to the tree on Calvary to the New Heavens and New Earth, God is on an unshakable plan of redeeming grace.” – Paul Tripp 4. IF WE CLAIM ... PERFECTION – v.10 “If we claim – we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.” – v.10 Acts 26:18 Philippians 2:14-16a “When facing difficulty, it’ s important to remember that God does his best work of transforming grace in the middle of your worst moments.” – Paul Tripp • “No darkness at all”. – v.5 • “... and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” – v.7b • “... purify us from all unrighteousness.” – v.9b WALKING IN THE LIGHT ... “There is more grace in God than sin in you.” – Unknown

The Word of Life

Jesus is the Word of Life who has appeared to us and has given us a living, dynamic, personal relationship with God.