"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
“EXPERIENCING CHRIST - CHRIST OUR GOAL”
TEXT: VERSE 10
INTRO: We have always been taught of the importance of setting goals in our life. Such is a good thing AS LONG AS THE GOALS ARE LED OF THE LORD AND ACCOMPLISHED BY THE STRENGTH OF THE LORD. But the GREATEST GOAL OF EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE TO BE LIKE JESUS CHRIST. To be like Christ was the GOAL OF THE APOSTLE PAUL, AND IS TO BE THE DESIRE OF GOD FOR EACH OF HIS CHILDREN AND SHOULD BE OUR PERSONAL DESIRE. OUR GOAL IS TO BE LIKE CHRIST! Let’s study and follow the example of the Apostle Paul to BE LIKE CHRIST.
Sermon preached 8/16/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"EXPERIENCING CHRIST - CHRIST OUR PATTERN"
TEXT: VERSES 5
INTRO: The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians teaches us "THE JOY OF THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE AS IT RELATES TO CHRIST OUR SUFFICIENCY." The reality of that statement is seen in the CHRISTIAN'S EXPERIENCE THROUGH CHRIST (WHAT WE HAVE IN CHRIST) and the PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WE HAVE THROUGH OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. Last week we noted that CHRIST IS OUR LIFE - 1:21. Today we will note that CHRIST IS OUR PATTERN - 2:5-12.
Sermon preached 8/2/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE IN CHRIST = THE DIVINE PEACE"
1) THE PRACTICE OF MODERATION - VS. 5a
“Let Your Moderation be Known Unto All Men”
2) THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD - VS. 5b
“The Lord is at Hand”
3) THE PRECLUSION OF WORRY - VS. 6a
“Be Careful For Nothing”
4) THE PERFORMANCE OF PRAYER - VS. 6b
“In Everything by Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving"
Sermon preached 7/12/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
Part #2 preached 7/19/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE IN CHRIST = THE DIVINE PRIZE"
OBSERVATION: Among the many things we will experience when we get to Heaven will be DIVINE REWARDS and a DIVINE PRIZE.
-THE DIVINE REWARDS - Based upon our PRACTICE on Earth
1 Corinthians 3:12-14
-THE DIVINE PRIZE - Based upon our POSITION in Christ
Sermon preached 6/28/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull