"IN THE FULNESS OF THE TIME...GOD SENT FORTH JESUS"
"IN THE FULNESS OF THE TIME...GOD SENT FORTH JESUS WITH
INTRO: In the last study of our Christmas Series we noted that IN THE
FULNESS OF THE TIME GOD SENT FORTH JESUS WITH PRECISION. In
that study we learned that everything God did in the incarnation of Christ had
great precision in that God had A PRECISE TIME, A PRECISE SON, A
PRECISE WOMAN, and A PRECISE PURPOSE. IN OUR STUDY TODAY
from John 1:1-18 we are going to note that IN THE FULNESS OF THE TIME
GOD SENT FORTH JESUS WITH PURPOSE. WHAT WAS THAT
PURPOSE? In reality, we could list a number of things. But BIBLICALLY
SPEAKING, all of those things can be placed into one purpose: GOD SENT
JESUS CHRIST INTO THE WORLD TO DECLARE HIM. Yes, God's purpose
for the INCARNATION was to DECLARE HIS ALL THAT HE IS THROUGH
Sermon preached 12/8/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“IN THE FULNESS OF THE TIME…GOD SENT FORTH JESUS”
“IN THE FULNESS OF THE TIME…GOD SENT FORTH JESUS WITH PRECISION”
INTRO: Christmas is a blessed time of the year, but often we miss its real meaning. Theologically, Christmas has nothing to do with trees, decorations, parties and the giving of presents to others. Theologically, Christmas has to do with HONORING GOD FOR WHAT HE DID IN THE INCARNATION OF JESUS CHRIST. Therefore, for the next four weeks we are going to be involved with a study that centers on our CHRISTMAS THEME around the Church, which is IN THE FULNESS OF THE TIME…GOD SENT FORTH JESUS. As we begin our study this morning we will note from Galatians 4 that GOD SENT FORTH JESUS WITH PRECISION….That precision has enabled Jesus to be the perfect God-man and perfect Savior of the world.
Sermon preached 12/1/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“A CALL TO GIVE THANKS”
1 THESSALONIANS 5:18
INTRO: From the pages of the Word of God we find that THE GIVING OF THANKS should be a consistent element in the life of the Believer in Christ. Among the holidays we celebrate, THANKSGIVING is possibly the most significant because, in scripture, we are not told to celebrate Christmas or Easter, BUT THANKSGIVING IS TO BE A CHARACTERISTIC OF OUR LIFE. In fact, over and over again in the Bible we are exhorted to BE THANKFUL or to GIVE THANKS UNTO GOD. For a few minutes today let’s consider THE CALL OF THANKSGIVING that is given to us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18. As we do, sincerely ask yourself this question: “AM I A THANKFUL CHRISTIAN?”
THE REALITY OF 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 IN THE BELIEVER'S LIFE
RECOGNIZING THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF OUR LIVES AS BELIEVERS WE ARE TO BE THANKFUL IN EVERYTHING WE FACE KNOWING THAT GOD IS WORKING ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD AND HIS GLORY – ROMANS 8:28
Sermon preached 11/17/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"THE REALITY OF BIBLICAL SALVATION"
ACTS 4:1-12; 1 PETER 1:1-12
INTRO: The word "SALVATION" is VERY COMMON among those who claim to be Christians, both here in American and around the world. But the problem is that THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE BIBLICAL CONCEPT OF WHAT SALVATION IS AND HOW TO OBTAIN IT. In fact, there are many who claim to be Christians who are following a FALSE ROAD TO SALVATION and sadly, they will spend eternity in a CHRISTLESS ETERNITY IN THE LAKE OF FIRE. (Matthew 7:21-23; Revelation 20:11-15).
Sermon preached 11/17/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dul
"THE NEED FOR GOD"
INTRO: Evangelist Billy Graham said in 2013 before conducting a huge WORLD-WIDE MEDIA EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE, "IF WE EVER NEEDED GOD'S HELP, IT IS NOW." That is so true. But even though it is TRUE that we are in need of God, we are also in an era when many people are turning AWAY from God rather than turning TO God. FOR INSTANCE:
-IN SOCIETY: Secularism is growing, Absolute Truth is denied, Religion is being rejected, Godless philosophy is on the rise, etc.
-IN THE CHURCH: Evangelism is dying, Church attendance is reduced, Worldly standards are being accepted, Sound Doctrine is being rejected, etc.
YES, WE NEED GOD NOW MORE THAN EVER. THE QUESTION IS: WHY DO SO MANY, INCLUDING SOME CHRISTIANS, NOT SEE THE NEED FOR GOD? THE ANSWER IS: MANY DO NOT KNOW THE BENEFITS OF GOD! (Is so because many fail to read and study the Bible). PSALM 16 presents some of the BENEFITS OF GOD that will, if we have any heart for God at all, lead us to recognizing our INDIVIDUAL NEED OF GOD to the point that we will develop a VITAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
Sermon preached 11/10/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dul
"WE CANNOT BE WITHOUT LIFE"
INTRO: As we come to the end of our study on "WHAT WE CANNOT BE WITHOUT," we are going to look at a subject that may seem to be rather obvious. In fact, some of you may even wonder why we are even considering this topic. WHAT IS THE TOPIC? Today we are going to note that WE CANNOT BE WITHOUT LIFE. Certainly that is VERY OBVIOUS, but it is SO OBVIOUS that we may even NEGLECT THINKING ABOUT IT as we go about our days. According to our scripture text, LIFE IS SO IMPORTANT THAT GOD TELLS US TO CHOOSE LIFE, and by doing so, experience a blessing. According to our text, CHOOSING LIFE says a lot about US and even relates to how GOD responds to us. So, let's take a look at the fact that WE CANNOT BE WITHOUT LIFE and WHY THAT IS SO SIGNIFICANT.
Sermon preached 10/27/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“WE CANNOT BE WITHOUT THE CHURCH ORDINANCES”
MATTHEW 28:19-20; 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-30
INTRO: Sometimes in life we know the obvious but either forget to do it or neglect it. That is the way it is with the next two things WE CANNOT BE WITHOUT as Christians. I am talking about BAPTISM and THE LORD’S SUPPER. As Christians we know about them, but sometimes we fail to consider the IMPORTANCE OF THEM and WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD. So, today, we are going to briefly examine the ONLY TWO ORDINANCES JESUS CHRIST GAVE TO HIS CHURCH THAT HE EXPECTS US TO KEEP UNTIL WE SEE HIM FACE TO FACE…BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER.
WHAT IS AN ORDINANCE?
AN ORDINANCE IS A GOD ORDAINED RITE OR SYMBOL ADMINISTERED IN THE LOCAL CHURCH TO BE KEPT FAITHFULLY BY EVERY CHRISTIAN THROUGH THE CHURCH MINISTRY UNTIL WE SEE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Sermon preached 9/29/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull