"A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD"
INTRO: The concept of GIVING THANKS is taught throughout the pages of scripture and is to be A NORMAL CHARACTERISTIC OF THE CHRISTIAN.
● Psalm 100:4
● Ephesians 5:20
● Colossians 1:12
● 1 Thessalonians 5:18
● Hebrews 13:15
"FAITH OVER FEAR"
1) FAITH: The UNWAVERING CONFIDENCE IN THE POWER, PROVISION AND PROTECTION OF GOD.
● God is ALWAYS the OBJECT OF FAITH
-Mark11:22; Hebrews 11:6
2) FEAR: The feeling of ANXIETY concerning the outcome of something, or the safety and well-being of someone.
● The Bible Commands us NOT to Fear
-Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 10:31
THE LESSON OF THE TEXT: Jesus Christ cannot only END the storms of life and replace them with PEACE...but can END THE OVERWHELMING STORMS OF LIFE WITH THE GREATEST PEACE.
Sermon preached 11/8/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"DOES GOD REALLY CARE?"
1 PETER 5:6-11
INTRO: When going through difficult times people will often ask the question: "DOES GOD REALLY
CARE ABOUT WHAT I AM FACING?" Though that is an understandable question from the human
perspective, it is a question that should NEVER HAVE A DOUBTING ANSWER. YES! GOD DOES
CARE ABOUT EVERYTHING WE FACE! In fact, from the biblical perspective, GOD CARES FOR
US MORE THAN WE CARE FOR OURSELVES! That is proven by recognizing that GOD HAS GONE
OUT OF HIS WAY FOR US IN PROVIDING FOR US MORE THAN WE HAVE EVER DONE FOR
Sermon preached 11/8/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH"
INTRO: It is said that there is more PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS now than at any other time in the history of the Church. CHRISTIANITY TODAY MAGAZINE reports the following:
● Every Day 8 Christians are killed around the world for their faith.
● Every week 182 Churches or Christian buildings are attacked around the world.
● 260 million Christians have suffered HIGH TO SEVERE LEVELS of persecution around the world this year...up from 245 million last year.
THE TOP TEN NATIONS IN WHICH IT IS THE HARDEST TO FOLLOW JESUS: 1) North Korea, 2) Afghanistan, 3) Somalia, 4) Libya, 5) Pakistan, 6) Eritrea, 7) Sudan, 8) Yemen, 9) Iran, 10) India
THE TOP TEN NATIONS IN WHICH CHRISTIANS FACE THE MOST VIOLENCE: 1) Pakistan, 2) Nigeria, 3) Egypt, 4) Central African Republic, 5) Burkina Faso, 6) Colombia, 7) Cameroon, 8) India, 9) Mali, 10) Sri Lanka.
THE TOP TEN NATIONS WHERE THE MOST CHURCHES WERE ATTACKED OR CLOSED: 1) China, 2) Angola, 3) Rwanda, 4) Myanmar, 5) Nigeria, 6) Ethiopia, 7) Burundi, 8) Mali, 9) Pakistan, 10) Burkina Faso
Sermon preached 11/1/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"THE CHURCH AND THE COMING ELECTION"
INTRO: The upcoming national election is very significant and perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIFETIME. The issue of this election is not simply Democrat/Republican or Trump/Biden. It is the difference between RIGHTEOUSNESS AND UNRIGHETOUSNESS. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST MUST BE INVOLVED IN THIS ELECTION FROM THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE! THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CANNOT FUNCTION WITHOUT THE CHURCH AND SINCE THIS ELECTION IS GOING TO DETERMINE THE DIRECTION OF THE NATION FOR YEARS TO COME, THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST MUST BE INVOLVED!
Sermon preached 10/25/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"SPIRITUAL UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST"
INTRO: The Book of Philippians has a lot to say about JOY THAT STEMS FROM THE SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST IN OUR LIVES. But one thing that robs Christians of JOY is DISUNITY! Today we are going to learn how to MAINTAIN BIBLICAL UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST.
WARNING: One of the GREATEST DANGERS facing the Body of Christ is DISUNITY. DISUNITY will disrupt, weaken and destroy a Church through disharmony, conflict and division and should be avoided at all costs!
OBSERVATIONS ON DISUNITY:
1) DISUNITY in the Church deeply GRIEVES the Lord.
2) DISUNITY in the Church is one of SATAN'S major Objectives.
3) DISUNITY in the Church is an INDICATION of Spiritual Weakness.
4) DISUNITY in the Church PREVENTS the advancement of the Gospel.
OBSERVATIONS ON UNITY:
1) UNITY in the Church is the KEY to effectiveness in the Church.
2) UNITY in the Church was a PART of Christ's prayer for the Church
3) UNITY in the Church is TWO-FOLD
-Positional Unity - 1 Corinthians 12:13,14
-Practical Unity - Ephesians 4:3-6
4) UNITY in the Church is a MAJOR THEME of Paul's Epistles
-Romans 15:5-7; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Galatians 5:26;
Ephesians 4:1-6; Colossians 3:12-15; 1 Thessalonians 4:9,10
Sermon preached 9/20/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
Part #2 preached 9/27/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“JOY IN THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS”
INTRO: There is a GOSPEL CHORUS we sing from time to time entitled: “IF YOU WANT JOY, REAL JOY” that says:
“IF YOU WANT JOY, REAL JOY, WONDERFUL JOY, LET JESUS COME INTO YOUR HEART.
IF YOU WANT JOY, REAL JOY, WONDERFUL JOY, LET JESUS COME INTO YOUR HEART.
YOUR SINS HE’LL WASH AWAY. YOUR NIGHT HE’LL TURN TO DAY, YOUR LIFE HE’LL MAKE IT OVER ANEW.
“IF YOU WANT JOY, REAL JOY, WONDERFUL JOY, LET JESUS COME INTO YOUR HEART.”
THAT IS A BLESSED SONG THAT EXPRESSES A CONCEPT THAT ONLY TRUE CHRISTIANS CAN EXPRESS.
Sermon preached 9/6/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"STAND FAST IN THE LORD"
TEXT: VERSE 1.
INTRO: Dr. John MacArthur said: "THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IS UNDER ATTACK, JUST AS JESUS PREDICTED IT WOULD BE. IN JOHN 16:33 HE WARNED, 'IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION: BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER; I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.' PAUL ECHOED THE LORD'S WARNING IN ACTS 14:22 WHEN HE SAID 'THROUGH TRIBULATION WE MUST ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.', AND WROTE TO TIMOTHY, IN 2 TIMOTHY 3:12, 'YEA, AND ALL THAT WILL LIVE GODLY IN CHRIST JESUS SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION.' NOT SURPRISINGLY, THE CHURCH HAS FACED PERSECUTION FROM ITS INCEPTION."
Sermon preached 8/30/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"EXPERIENCING CHRIST - CHRIST OUR STRENGTH"
TEXT: VERSE 13
"I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME"
I. OUR PERSONALITY AND THE STRENGTH OF CHRIST
II. OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND THE STRENGTH OF CHRIST
"CAN DO ALL THINGS"
III. OUR POTENTIALITY AND THE STRENGTH OF CHRIST
"THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENTHENETH ME"
Sermon preached 8/23/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull