"FORWARD BOUND TOWARD THE NEW YEAR"
INTRO: Here we are at the THRESHOLD of another NEW YEAR! As we look back over 2017 we can see the many ways God has been good to us and blessed us beyond what we deserve. INDEED HE DESERVES ALL THE PRAISE WE CAN GIVE TO HIM! SO LET'S DO IT! 2018 is about to meet us head on and we have NO IDEA WHAT IT IS GOING TO GIVE US WIHTIN THE NEXT 365 DAYS! The Lord could come. Some of us will die. We all will face trials. We all will have disappointments. We all will experience blessings. BUT WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT WE DO NOT KNOW ALL THAT THE NEW YEAR WILL BRING US. Certainly the words of Joshua 3:4 in our text truly apply as we face the New Year, "YE HAVE NOT PASSED THIS WAY HERETOFORE." ONE THING WE DO KNOW is that God will be with us to give us all the strength, wisdom and energy we need to do His will. But in the process of our FORWARD BOUND MOTION INTO THE NEW YEAR there are certain realities we should keep before us if we desire to have a YEAR OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND VICTORY FOR THE LORD. Joshua 3:1-17 presents FOUR OF THOSE REALITIES FOR US TO CONSIDER. Let's consider them.
"WISE MEN SEEK CHRIST"
INTRO: The Gospels of Matthew and Luke dedicate FOUR INFORMATIVE CHAPTERS AND 180 GLORIOUS VERSES to relate the where, the how and the why Jesus came into the world. One of those passages is in Matthew chapter 2 that describes the COMING OF THE WISE MEN to visit Jesus as a small child in the home of Mary and Joseph which occurred anywhere between six months and two years after Jesus was born. This account has many applications for us in our time that we will consider today.
Sermon preached on 12/24/17 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"GREAT TITLES OF JESUS CHRIST"
INTRO: In the Gospel of John Jesus is presented as GOD. But throughout the Fourth Gospel various TITLES are given to Jesus Christ as God. Normally when we think of John 1:35-51 we think of Christ's calling of His first disciples, namely ANDREW, PETER, PHILIP AND NATHANAEL. But, in the process of the context, we also see EIGHT TITLES OF CHRIST that we should become familiar with if we want to have a greater understanding of WHO JESUS REALLY IS. SO, LET'S OBSERVE THESE TITLES IN OUR STUDY TODAY.
NOTE: THERE ARE AT LEAST 200 TITLES OF CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE.
Sermon preached on 12/10/17 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD"
INTRO: During the Christmas Season a lot takes place as we "supposedly" celebrate the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. There are parties at work, programs at church, parades in towns, and presents exchanged among friends...just to name a few things that occur. But all too often we miss out on a great opportunity to focus on Christ and particularly the DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, known as CHRISTOLOGY. Truly as we look forward to "CHRIST-MAS" we should endeavor to FOCUS ON CHRIST so as to exalt and worship Him more effectively. Last week we studied John 1:1-18 and observed A GLORIOUS PRESENTATION OF CHRIST when we highlighted 14 great components of our Lord and His ministry. Today we shall continue our walk through The Gospel of John chapter one in order to learn MORE about our wonderful Savior as found in the words of verse 19 where John the Baptist says, "BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD WHICH TAKETH AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD." This is a VERY SIGNIFICANT STATEMENT made by John the Baptist that we cannot afford to neglect. So let's take a close look at it this morning.
Sermon preached on 12/3/17 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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“A GLORIOUS PRESENTATION OF JESUS CHRIST”
INTRO: Christmas is a great time of the year for many reasons. But perhaps the greatest reason is that it gives us the opportunity to focus on the GREAT DOCTRINE OF CHRIST KNOWN AS CHRISTOLOGY. Unfortunately and all too often we get focused on other “HOLIDAY THINGS” and the greatness of Christ is sidelined. So, today, as we are beginning our approach to Christmas, let’s take a verse by verse trip through the first chapter of the Gospel of John and observe A GLORIOUS PRESENTATION OF JESUS CHRIST RIGHT FROM THE HEART OF GOD HIMSELF.
Sermon preached on 11/26/17 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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