"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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STUDIES IN THE EPISTLE OF EPHESIANS
(THE POSITION AND PRACTICE OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST)
"THE GREAT POSITION OF THE CHRISTIAN IN CHRIST"
INTRO: Being a Christian is the very best concept ever known unto mankind. And the GREAT THING is that EVERYONE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST. The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians lays out for us the POSITION and the PRACTICE of the Christian in Christ. These are great principles for ALL OF US TO STUDY. The FIRST CHAPTER of Ephesians lays the BIBLICAL FOUNDATION of our POSITION IN CHRIST AS CHRISTIANS that we are going to walk down through today.
Sermon preached on 3/31/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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“A DIALOGUE THAT CANNOT BE MISSED”
INTRO: The phrase “BORN AGAIN” is one that has had various responses:
● Some have scoffed at it
● Some have misunderstood it
● Some have rejected it
● Some have accepted it
But it is a phrase that ALL MUST HEAR AND RESPOND TO. Today we will examine it from the lips of the One who spoke it…THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! Take Heed because this is a DIALOGUE YOU CANNOT MISS!
NOTE: The context of this passage begins in chapter 2:23-25 with a VERY SERIOUS CONCEPT. It teaches that Jesus wants TRUE BELIEF…and does not commit Himself to those who follow Him for the fun of it all. Jesus Christ wants SERIOUS-MINDED FOLLOWERS
Sermon preached on 3/24/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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NECESSARY ELEMENTS OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
The Local Church is not just any organization. In fact, it is actually the Body of Christ, the Family of God and a Growing Spiritual Organism of the Lord Jesus Christ on the earth until He raptures it out of the world in the future. During its time on the earth, the Church is the DIVINE WITNESS OF GOD. If the Local Church is to effectively function as the DIVINE WITNESS OF GOD, then certain ELEMENTS are to be present consistently. Without these elements, the Local Church will cease being God’s witness and will become some sort of concoction of humanity. Unfortunately, too many churches have fallen into that category.
Sermon preached on 2/24/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"THE REALITY OF THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD"
1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-3
INTRO: The GREATEST INSTITUTION ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH KNOWN TO MANKIND IS THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD! And yet, there are many, even those who make up the church, who DO NOT HAVE A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING of what the Church is in reality. BECAUSE OF THAT:
● Many DISRESPECT the Church by not honoring it for what it is.
● Many DENY the Church by not being faithful to it as God expects.
● Many DESTROY the Church by not maintaining biblical principles of operation laid out in the Word of God
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you believe you have a thorough understanding of the reality of the Church as laid out for us in the Word of God? The CHURCH is the HEARTBEAT of GOD in this DISPENSATION and every one of us who KNOW Christ and are A PART of the CHURCH would do well to KNOW as much ABOUT the CHURCH as we can so as to respect it, commit to it and build it up ACCORDING TO THE DESIRE OF GOD HIMSELF. So, today we are going to begin to look at the REALITY OF THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD.
Sermon preached on 2/10/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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Part #2 preached on 2/17/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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Part#4 preached on 3/3/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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Part#5 preached on 3/10/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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“REVIEWING THE GREAT COMMISSION”
MATTHEW 28:18-20; MARK 16:15; LUKE 24:45-49;
JOHN 20:21-23 ACTS 1:8
INTRO: The Great Commission is well known be all Christians, but not necessarily well fulfilled by many Christians. WHY? That question MUST BE CONSIDERED BY EVERY CHILD OF GOD. Perhaps we can ask SOME QUESTIONS TO AID US IN REVIEWING, UNDERSTANDING AND FULFILLING THE GREAT COMMISSION.
Sermon preached on 1/27/19 PM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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Part #2 Preached On 2/3/19 PM
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Part #3 Preached On 2/10/19 PM
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Part #4 Preached On 2/17/19 PM
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Part #5 Preached On 3/3/19 PM
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Part #6 Preached On 3/10/19 PM
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“A CLOSER LOOK AT BIBLICAL FAITH”
INTRO: We are all aware of the fact that faith is a great biblical concept and that it is the key to knowing and serving God. Because faith is a great biblical concept most Christians love to sing songs about faith like:
● “FAITH IS THE VICTORY”
● “MY FAITH HAS FOUND A RESTING PLACE”
● “MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE”
● “FAITH OF OUR FATHERS”
But HOW WELL DO WE UNDERSTAND BIBLICAL FAITH and HOW WELL DO WE PRACTICE BIBLICAL FAITH? Only each of us can answer that question about ourselves. But I venture to say that if we UNDERSTOOD biblical faith better, we would PRACTICE biblical FAITH better, and if we PRACTICED biblical FAITH better, we would SERVE GOD more effectively. So today, let’s take a closer look at BIBLICAL FAITH as taught in the HALL OF FAITH – HEBREWS CHAPTER 11.
WHAT BIBLICAL FAITH IS NOT:
-A Magic Formula; A Mystic Feeling; A Shot in the Dark; A Concept without Substance; A Valueless Hope; An Empty Dream; Positive Thinking; Taping the Power of the Mind
Sermon preached on 1/27/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE"
INTRO: The VALUE OF LIFE seems to be under attack more and more these days. Whether it is in the form of BULLYING, CRITICIZING, DISHONORING OR KILLING, it seems as though the RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE is deteriorating as we go forward. But yet, from the biblical perspective, LIFE SHOULD BE RESPECTED meaning that things like bullying, criticizing, dishonoring and killing should simply not be practiced. Today is the SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY all across America when many pastors will be speaking on the subject. But the underlying question is WHY IS LIFE SANCTIFIED? That is what we are going to study today.
Sermon preached on 1/20/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"WHAT TO DO WHEN THE PRAYING IS DONE"
(THE WEEK OF PRAYER IS OVER. NOW WHAT?)
INTRO: As a congregation, we have just spent a wonderful time in our ANNUAL WEEK OF PRAYER. The fellowship was great. The testimonies were God-honoring. The prayers were heart-felt. BUT NOW WHAT? What do we do when the praying is done? Let's consider that today.
Sermon preached on 1/13/19 PM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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