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I moved from the full time pastorate due to health reasons. I saw a need in our country to minister to pastors and other ministers. Also, there were so many folks that had left churches, or had never been. It is my belief that everyone needs help, faces problems in this life that God can help with. The Bible tells us "how can they hear without a preacher."
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Uses for Coca-Cola you didn’t know about.😮
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God has blessed America; there is no doubt that this is true.
There is a reason why God blessed America, and it has to do with the founding principles of this country.
This country was founded on Biblical principles. The laws, courts and the government of our great land were Bible based at their inception.
Some people wonder what’s going on in America and why we are having the problems that we are experiencing. Let me spend a little while this morning trying to help you understand why we have the problems we have. There was a time in this country, when it was first being developed, that people believed in God, they believed in God’s holy Word the Bible, they placed their trust in God and they honored God and praised God. The day has come when people no longer honor God. People spend their Sundays at the golf course or out on the lake, or family reunion or whatever.
As a whole, this country has gotten away from God, his teachings, and honoring him. You may ask how this has happened. The answer is simply this, we have allowed the world to come into the church, rather than the church going out into the world and making converts. There has been a lack of sound doctrinal teachings in the church, biblical teachings. Some preachers never mention sin any longer in their sermons for fear they may offend someone. The Bible tells us that we are all sinners;( Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; ) people today don’t like to hear that. They like to do whatever they please when they please to do it and don’t understand why they are not being blessed. This country as a whole has celebrated singers, actors, athletes and elevated them to a place that should be reserved for God Almighty only.
I believe that we need to be telling folks that the end is near. America will never be great again until God is in his rightful place. We who are born again Christians need to go out into this world, loving people as the Bible teaches us, and telling them how they can spend eternity with God in heaven. Telling them no matter how sinful they have been, God will forgive those sins if we are willing to ask him to forgive us. And accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, tell someone today, before it’s too late.
EVER BEEN IN THE PIT ???
A. WE ALL GET DISCOURAGED
How many of you have ever been in the PIT of discouragement?
Put up your hands.
We try to live our lives according to God's Word.
But that does not mean that we're not going to have trouble.
B. THE BIRD THAT LOST ITS SONG
I heard about a woman who owned a little bird.
The bird lived in a cage and he would sing all day long.
That little bird was always happy.
He brought joy to the whole household with his singing.
One day the mother was cleaning house with a vacuum cleaner.
She wanted to do the bird a favor and vacuum the bottom of the cage.
While cleaning out the cage she dropped a vacuum attachment.
So, she bent over to pick it up.
When she did, the hose went up to the top of the cage.
She heard something go Phoof! and the vacuum began to race.
The bird disappeared like magic as he was sucked inside.
The woman was frantic.
She turned off the vacuum cleaner and opened the bag.
She dug around in all of that dirt and dust until she found that little bird.
She gently cleaned out his mouth and wiped off his eyes.
She brushed him off and put him back on his perch.
But that little bird never sang again.
He lost his song!
C. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR SONG?
Have you lost your song today?
Has the devil sucked you up in some dark vacuum?
Has the devil caused you to lose your song?
I'll tell you most of us have been down in the devil's dark vacuum.
The devil's done his best to get you discouraged.
The devil's done his best to get you to give up and quit!
He's done his best, but His best isn't good enough! (Can I have an Amen)
You see, we serve a God who's greater than any devil.
He sucks us up, but we just keep coming out!
When you come out of the devil's dark vacuum...
When you come out of the devil's pit...
You've got to clean out your mouth...
You've got to wipe your eyes...
You've got to shake yourself...
And then you've got to trust God to give you a song again!
Psalm 40:2-3 (KJV)
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
I. DON'T STAY DISCOURAGED
A. DON'T LET THE DEVIL STEAL YOUR SONG
That little bird never sang again.
He just got up on his little perch and stared.
He was in shock.
Some of us get shocked when bad things happen to us.
We get discouraged and we want to just give up.
But God wants you to sing again.
God puts a new song in your heart and it's up to you to sing it.
The devil has sucked you into a dark vacuum.
Trouble has come.
B. GOD IS ALIVE
So what if trouble has come?
Our God is the Living God!
Our God is alive!
Clean out your mouth, wipe your eyes, brush yourself off...
And get ready to sing.
C. GOD HEARS YOUR CRY
David said, "I waited patiently for the Lord... and He heard me.
God heard me and brought me up out of the pit!
God heard me and brought me up out of the miry clay!
And he set my feet on the solid rock.
God heard David, and God will hear you also!
But, I've been knocked into the pit.
I've had the daylights knocked out of me!
God still hears you in the pit.
God sees you even though you don't see Him!
II. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES
A. ISRAEL GOT DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF THE WAY
4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to
compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses...
They got discouraged and they spoke!
Sometimes people get discouraged because they have the wrong kind of words coming out of their mouths.
They may live "Home, home on the range..." but they have plenty of
discouraging words they have to put up with.
Joshua was told, "Let not these words depart out of thy mouth..."
What kind of words?
Joshua was told, "Be strong and of good courage."
Courage is the opposite of discouragement.
What kind of words brought this courage?
What kind of words kept Joshua strong?
It was the commands, counsels, and promises of God!
It was God's words that were supposed to be on his lips.
B. JOHN THE BAPTIST GOT DISCOURAGED (Matt.11:2-11)
If anyone shouldn't get discouraged, it would be John the Baptist.
John the Baptist was there when he baptized Jesus.
John the Baptist was there when the dove came from heaven.
John the Baptist was there when the voice of God spoke from heaven.
He saw Jesus cast out devils, perform miracles, and heal the sick.
But, when John the Baptist wound up in jail, he got discouraged.
He sent his disciples to ask Jesus if he was really the Messiah!
He was so discouraged that he questioned everything he knew.
Are you in some kind of a prison today?
Has the devil captured you and put bars around you?
Has he sucked you up into a dark place?
Don't get mad at yourself just because you got discouraged.
John the Baptist is a good example.
He got discouraged too! Just, don't stay discouraged!
Jesus knows where you are.
Jesus knew where John the baptist was and he began to brag on hIm.
While John's disciples went back to tell him what Jesus had said, Jesus began to talk about how great John was and how there was none born of a woman who was equal to John the Baptist.
If you're discouraged today, remember God is probably bragging on you!
God is probably saying, have you seen my servant so-and-so?
There's none like him.
God knows you're going to come through it.
You may be in the furnace, but you'll come out without the smell of smoke.
You may be in the lion's den, but God has sent an angel to lock their jaws.
C. ELIJAH GOT DISCOURAGED (1Kings 18 & 19)
Elijah saw all those wonderful miracles of God.
But, Jezebel got after him and he got discouraged.
He saw the fire fall from heaven and consume the sacrifice.
If I saw fire from heaven I don't think I'd ever be discouraged again
But he saw the fire fall there on Mt. Carmel.
He saw the defeat of the prophets of Baal.
He outran the chariots of Ahab twenty miles across the plains.
He was full of God's power, the hand of God was upon him.
But when he heard that Jezebel was after him, he got discouraged.
Elijah began to run.
At first he was running with the hand of the Lord upon him.
Next, he was running from the hand of Jezebel with fear upon him.
He hid under a Juniper tree and said, "Oh God, let me die."
He got discouraged.
Don't condemn yourself if you've been discouraged.
Maybe you've seen great things like the fire falling...
Perhaps you've had some mighty victories in your life...
Then, you got discouraged.
Quit beating yourself up over it.
Quit crying over it.
Clean out your mouth, wipe your eyes, dust yourself off, and sing!
D. DAVID GOT DISCOURAGED (1Sam.30:1-6)
David had an army.
They went out to fight a war.
While they were gone, the enemy burned their town and took their wives.
When David's army came back, they were ready to stone him.
The bible says, "And David was greatly distressed because the people thought to stone him."
When somebody steals your wife, it'll get you discouraged.
When somebody else wants to stone you over it, it's even worse.
Nobody was there to encourage David.
Nobody was there to say, "It's gonna be alright, David. We'll get 'em."
On the contrary, everybody was against him.
But, the bible says, "David encouraged himself in the Lord..."
If you don't have anyone else to encourage you, just encourage yourself.
David encouraged himself.
David was almost ready to give up.
He had been anointed to be the next king over Israel.
But, now he was discouraged.
He encouraged himself in the Lord, and in 72 hours he was King.
He was at his darkest hour.
He was "GREATLY DISTRESSED"
He could have given up.
He could have just quit!
He could have said, "That prophet Samuel didn't know what he was
talking about. I'm not fit to be a king!"
It was the most discouraging moment of his life up to that point, but 72 hours later he was sitting on the throne.
Can you praise the Lord this morning?
If you're discouraged, can you praise Him in the midst of discouragement?
III. DON'T SPEAK DISCOURAGEMENT
A. ISRAEL WAS DISCOURAGED AND SPOKE IT
If you are down and discouraged and dark things are about you, be careful.
When you are discouraged, watch what you say.
Be sure you speak the Word of God and not the word of discouragement.
Notice, "they spake against."
Negative words are easy to come by when you're discouraged.
B. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY WHEN YOU'RE ANGRY
Notice they spake against.
When you get mad, when you get down, when you get discouraged, be careful.
It's easy to speak against others when you're down.
"They spake against Moses."
The preacher was the first one they talked about. Listen.
If you're discouraged, don't talk about the preacher.
Don't blame me, I'm on your side.
Don't write me any bad letters, I'm on your side.
Don't go complaining to your neighbor about me, I'm on your side!
C. THEY SPOKE AGAINST GOD
How smart is that?
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son...
You get discouraged, and somehow it's God's fault.
Even if it was, why would you want to make Him any madder?
Of course it's not God's fault, but how smart is it to speak against God?
It's not a wise move!
Listen, the Bible says God is FOR you!
He's on your side!
Don't blame God!
You have not because you ask not (James 4:2)
Don't talk ABOUT Him, talk TO Him!
Ask and you shall receive (Matt 7:7)
If you're discouraged...
If you're upset...
If you've just found yourself in the pit of dispair...
Clean out your mouth, wipe your eyes, dust yourself off, and sing!
We live in a fallen world; it can get us down sometimes. I have news for the devil and his followers:
The Saving Hand of Jesus is Always There.
I. Sometimes We Feel Battered By the Storms , Matthew 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
.” Life is not always pleasant and good,. Look at the disciples, doing His work.”
II. Sometimes We Feel the Darkness has Won. V.25“…it was in the fourth watch of the night,” it was late night, past midnight. It was the dark, dark time. The darkest hour, as you know, is just before dawn so never give in, keep holding to God’s unchanging hand.
III. Sometimes We Find our Best Efforts are Not Enough. V.29-30 “And Peter got out the boat…and beginning to sink cried out, “Lord, save me.” Peter gave it his best, but sometimes all our trying, all our enthusiasm, falls short. The best we can do is not enough.
IV. Sometimes We Think the End is Near. V.30 “…and beginning to sink.”
V. But there is Always The Saving Hand of Jesus v.31 “ And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
If you are saved you must exercise your Faith. I have never understood why saved people, on their way to Heaven, can trust God with their eternal destiny, yet cannot, trust Him with problems that bring us down.
The hand of Jesus is not slack, Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
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[05/10/16] Have you trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior? He is the only way to Heaven. Contact me for more information.
[02/05/16] 2015 was an exciting year with souls saved, and others drawn closer to the Lord. Let's do more this year than ever before.
[12/07/15] Back in the days of steam engines in American locomotive sheds there was an instrument, something like a piano, for testing engines. The sound of each part of the engine, when in a perfect state, is in unison with the corresponding note in the testing machine. The slightest flaw in any of the parts will cause a discord, and so reveal its weakness. The Word of God is a perfect testing instrument for man's character and life. If our thoughts and acts are not in harmony with it, it is because there is some defect in us somewhere. The character and life that is in harmony with God's Word that sound will be in perfect accord with this Divine instrument.
Some Verses we need to Know
“All are Sinners”
Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
“What to do to have our sins forgiven”
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
“How may we Repent”
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
“The Promise if we Repent”
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
“It is all about Faith”
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cu**in, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Sowing and Reaping
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
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