STUDIES IN THE EPISTLE OF EPHESIANS -TWO
(THE POSITION AND PRACTICE OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST)
"THE CAUSE AND EFFECT OF OUR POSITION IN CHRIST"
TEXT: VERSES 12-14
INTRO: A study of the Epistle of Ephesians is profitable for EVERY BELIEVER TO CONSIDER. WHY? Because it is a book that clearly speaks of the POSITION AND PRACTICE OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST. Each book of the Bible has a theme as to why it was written which is why we should read each of them. As Christians it is VERY SIGNIFICANT that we understand each book of the Bible because God has given them to us in order to know WHO HE IS, WHAT HE EXPECTS AND HOW HE OPERATES. Yes, WE HAVE 66 BIBLICAL BOOKS TO TEACH US HOW TO LIVE TO PLEASE GOD....GET TO KNOW THEM DEAR CHRISTIAN. Today in Ephesians 1:21-24 we are going to observe the CAUSE AND EFFECT OF OUR POSITION IN CHRIST...A SUBJECT THAT WHEN WE UNDERSTAND IT WILL TRULY ENHANCE OUR LIFE AND SERVICE FOR CHRIST. So let's take a close look at what the Word of God has to teach us about our WONDERFUL POSITION IN CHRIST.
NOTE: In the first 11 verses of Ephesians 1, Paul lays down the FOUNDATION OF OUR POSITION IN CHRIST that includes our Spiritual Blessings (Vs. 3), our Election, Predestination and Adoption (Vss. 2,3), our Redemption through the Blood of Christ (Vs. 7) and our Eternal Inheritance through Christ (Vs. 11). ALL OF THIS IS DONE FOR THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY - VS. 12. HOW DID ALL OF THIS COME TO US AND WHAT IS THE ETERNAL EFFECT OF IT ALL? THE PASSAGE BEFORE US PROVIDES THOSE ANSWERS.
Sermon preached 6/23/19AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"THE MAN WHO PLEASES GOD"
SCRIPTURE: JOB 1:1-2:13
TEXT: JOB 1:1
(A FATHER'S DAY SERMON)
INTRO: On Father's Day, it is quite common for pastors to give a special sermon about FATHERS. Such sermons are always needed and, for the most part, are welcomed because FATHERS PLAY SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART IN GOD'S PLAN FOR THE HOME, THE CHURCH AND THE SOCIETY. For instance, consider some biblical texts: Deuteronomy 6:3-9 (Fathers implied); Ephesians 6:4; 1 Timothy 3:4; Prov.13:24. CERTAINLY GOD HONORS GODLY FATHERS! SOCIETY APPRECIATES GODLY FATHERS! I APPRECIATE MY GODLY FATHER! But in today's message we are going to broaden the spectrum somewhat and go from a focus on FATHERS to focusing on MEN in general. The message title is THE MAN WHO PLEASES GOD! SIR - ARE YOU A MAN WHO PLEASES GOD? Such a man is the MAN GOD WANTS WHO WILL MAKE A SPIRITUAL IMPACT UPON THE HOME, THE CHURCH AND SOCIETY. So today, let's take a look at BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE MAN WHO PLEASES GOD.
Sermon preached 6/16/19AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"A DIVINE DISCOURSE ON LOVE"
TEXT: VERSES 34,35
INTRO: Do you love others? Oh, I am sure most of us would answer "YES" to that question, but let's dig a bit deeper. DO YOU REALLY LOVE OTHERS, NOT JUST IN WORD, BUT IN ACTION? DO YOU LOVE OTHERS WHO YOU DO NOT LIKE? DO YOU LOVE OTHERS WHO HAVE HARMED YOU? DO YOU LOVE YOUR ENEMIES? WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU PUT ON THOSE YOU LOVE? WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO LOVE OTHERS? Well, these are some questions for us to keep in our mind as we study down through John chapter 13 where we have A DISCOURSE ON LOVE FROM THE MOUTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Sermon preached 6/9/19AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"THE WEATHER..IS IT NATURAL OR SUPERNATURAL?"
TEXT: VERSE 13
INTRO: Most of us have some interest in the WEATHER. Probably 80% of the people under the sound of my voice check the weather forecast each day to see what is "SUPPOSED TO COME THEIR WAY" weather-wise. Recently in America we have been having some interesting and even in some cases, some destructive weather. In fact, an article on SKY NEWS for May 29th said: "THE UNITED STATES LOOKS LIKE A WAR ZONE AFTER 500 TORNADOES IN 30 DAYS, WITH TUESDAY (MAY 28) BREAKING A 40 YEAR RECORD BY MARKING THE 12TH DAY IN A ROW WITH AT LEAST EIGHT TORNADO REPORTS. SEVERE WEATHER HAS BEEN SWEEPING ACROSS THE US MIDWEST, INJURING HUNDREDS AND DESTROYING BUILDINGS, PROMPTING CLAIMS THAT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN LEFT LIKE A WAR ZONE. SOME 55 TWISTERS ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE TOUCHED DOWN ON MONDAY ACROSS EIGHT STATES, STRETCHING FROM IDAHO TO COLORADO." (REFER TO USA TODAY - 5/30/19). To say the least, that is excessive weather! THE QUESTION IS: DOES GOD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS OR IS IT ALL JUST BY THE CHANCE OF NATURE? In other words, "IS THE WEATHER NATURAL OR SUPERNATURAL?" Today we are going to examine that question from the Bible, the WORD OF GOD, in order to get a BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW of the weather.
Sermon preached 6/2/19AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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A TIME TO REMEMBER...GOD"
INTRO: Today we are in the midst of the MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, which is a time when we remember those who have given their lives for our nation. According to one statistic, at least 1.1 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN WARS AS THEY FOUGHT TO PROTECT OUR NATION. Many people in our area are members of GOLDSTAR FAMILIES that have lost family members in the military. OUR VETERANS, BOTH DEAD AND ALIVE, MUST BE REMEMBERED AND RESPECTED, ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES. But on this MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND there are others to be remembered as well. ● Our Families ● Our Heritage ● Our Day of Salvation ● Our Mentors
Sermon preached 5/26/19AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"THE WORTHY LAMB"
INTRO: One of the issues Christians have always been struggling with is SEEING WHO JESUS CHRIST REALLY IS AND THEN WORSHIPPING HIM ACCORDINGLY. Even when Christ was on earth His disciples did not see His complete greatness as His glory was veiled. It is true that we will never be able to see Christ in His fullness until we are in heaven. But, in the pages of scripture, we have numerous glimpses of His greatness, that if we would focus on Him more, we would be able to honor and worship Him more. In Revelation 5:12, we read "WORTHY IS THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN." But, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, and WHY IS CHRIST WORTHY? Today, we are going to consider those questions in this message. To get the full context of the WORTHINESS OF CHRIST in this passage, let's walk down through Revelation chapters 4 and 5.
Sermon preached on 5/5/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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“REDISCOVERING THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST”
1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-25
INTRO: Today we gather to CELEBRATE THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WITHOUT WHICH, THERE WOULD BE NO CHRISTIANITY, NO SALVATION, NO GOSPEL AND NO ASSURANCE OF HEAVEN. Everything we believe as Christians RISES OR FALLS on the Christ’s RESURRECTION. And yet, we often do not focus on or appreciate the value of the RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. A.W. Tozer said in 1952, “THAT CHRIST AROSE AFTER HE HAD BEEN PUT TO DEATH BY CRUCIFIXION IS THE FACT; THE TRUE HISTORICITY OF THE EVENT IS TOO WELL ESTABLISHED TO REQUIRE PROOF TODAY. THE MEANING OF THAT RESURRECTION, HOWEVER, MUST BE REDISCOVERED BY EACH BELIEVING SOUL, AND BY THE CHURCH, AGE AFTER AGE, TILL OUR LORD RETURNS TO EARTH AGAIN.” Today, for a few minutes, we are going to walk down through 1 Corinthians 15 to examine the SIGNIFICANCE OF CHRIST’S RESURRECTION and look at it once again for the first time with new eyes, a new mind and a new heart so as to REDISCOVER ITS ETERNAL GREATNESS.
Sermon preached on 4/21/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"THE PROSPECT OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST"
"IT IS FINISHED"
A GOOD FRIDAY SERMON
INTRO: According to Revelation 13:8, the work of the LAMB OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST, on the CROSS was a planned event by Almighty God from eternity past that no one, even all of the forces of Satan, could have stopped. In addition, had CHRIST NOT GIVEN HIMSELF TO GO TO THE CROSS, all of Satan's power, all of the Jewish leaders and all of the Roman soldiers combined could not have driven ONE NAIL THROUGH CHRIST'S HANDS to hang Him on that cruel cross! The CROSS OF CHRIST was in the PLAN OF GOD and it was completed just as GOD PLANNED it to be fulfilled. Everything God had in mind regarding the CROSS came into fruition when Jesus uttered the words: "IT IS FINISHED." Nothing more needs to be done to make our redemption complete. With that in mind, we ask the question "WHAT IS THE PROSPECT OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST?" In other words, WHAT HAS SUCCESSFULLY COME INTO FRUITION THROUGH THE WORK OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS? Let's consider this question now, which when answered, teaches us why we call today GOOD FRIDAY!
Sermon Preached on Good Friday 4/19/19 By Pastor Gary G. Dull
“DOING THAT WHICH IS GOOD…THE WILL OF GOD”
INTRO: Someone once said, “ATTITUDES WILL EITHER MAKE OR BREAK A CHRISTIAN.” And I would say there is a LOT of TRUTH to that statement. There are MANY TYPES OF ATTITUDES for us to consider in life but the MOST SIGNIFICANT ATTITUDE IS OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE WILL OF GOD. What is YOUR ATTITUDE toward God’s will? Do you ACCEPT it? Do you IGNORE it? Do you REJECT it? Do you AVOID it? The text we have before us today reveals HOW VERY SIGNIFICANT IT IS TO HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TOWWARD THE WILL OF GOD.
Sermon preached on 4/7/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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