“ONE GREAT WEEK IN TIME”
ONE KING – ONE SACRIFICE – ONE RESURRECTION
INTRO: Did you ever have a week that was filled with activity and when you looked back upon it you marveled at all the quality work that was done? Well, the last week of Jesus Christ before His SACRIFICIAL DEATH AND GLORIOUS RESURRECTION was that kind of a week and was filled with very significant eternal and redemptive work. The last week before Christ’s death and resurrection is commonly referred to as THE WEEK OF HIS PASSION and included at least 50 events that culminated in THE RESURRECTION. In today’s message, let’s examine THREE OF THOSE GREAT EVENTS and what they mean to the eternal and redemptive work of Christ. THIS ONE GREAT WEEK IN TIME INVOLVED ONE KING, ONE SACRIFICE AND ONE RESURRECTION that changed the course of history.
Sermon preached 4/5/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“THE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW OF COVID-19”
INTRO: WHY IS GOD ALLOWING COVID-19 TO CONTINUE? DOESN’T GOD KNOW HE IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT ON HUMANITY? DOESN’T GOD KNOW THAT MANY WILL BECOME SICK AND DIE? DOES GOD KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING? IS GOD IN CHARGE OR IS THE WORLD OUT OF CONTROL? The answer to those questions is that GOD IS ALLOWING COVID-19 FOR A PURPOSE. HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING. HE KNOWS WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE. HE IS IN CHARGE. AND WHEN HE IS READY, GOD WILL BRING COVID-19 TO AN END AND HE WILL BE GLORIFIED. Let’s take some time this morning to explain all of this.
A FACT: The answer to COVID-19 is found in the PROVIDENCE OF GOD.
Sermon preached 3/29/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
SERIES: TRUE SPIRITUALITY
"THE KEY TO TRUE SPIRITUALITY - BIBLICAL SANCTIFICATION"
1 THESSALONIANS 4:1-7
INTRO: Over the past few weeks we have been involved in a series that, in many ways, will MAKE OR BREAK the spiritual life, service and testimony of many within our congregation. The topic is TRUE SPIRITUALITY. God desires each of us to be BIBLICALLY SPIRITUAL so that He can use us properly for His honor and glory. Today, the Lord willing, we will conclude the series that I trust will be a blessing to your walk with the Lord. Let's open our hearts to see what the Lord has for us today.
Sermon preached 3/1/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
SERIES: TRUE SPIRITUALITY
"EVIDENCES OF TRUE SPIRITUALLITY"
INTRO: In our study on TRUE SPIRITUALITY we have noted that SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING God views the world as being made up of three categories of people: THE NATURAL (UNSAVED); THE CARNAL (IMMATURE CHRISTIANS); THE SPIRITUAL (MATURE CHRISTIANS). Without a doubt the category He is pleased with is the SPIRITUAL. Those who are SPIRITUAL maintain a VERY HIGH LEVEL of SPIRITUALITY and are great servants of God, being used by Him daily AS His representatives on Earth. By the way, UNDER WHICH CATEGORY DO YOU FALL? In our study we have defined SPIRITUALITY AS A GROWN-UP RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT RESULTING IN MATURE CHRISTIAN LIVING. When a Christian is in that category, there will be CERTAIN EVIDENCES that will automatically be produced by the HOLY SPIRIT in their lives. Today we shall look at some of those EVIDENCES.
NOTE: There are many more evidences of SPIRITUALITY than what we could discuss in this sermon but what we examine today will give us an idea of what TRUE SPIRITUALITY looks like in our lives.
Sermon preached 2/23/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
SERIES: TRUE SPIRITUALITY
"WHAT IS BIBLICAL SPIRITUALITY"
1 CORINTHIANS 2:6-16
THE BIBLICAL MEANING OF SPIRITUALITY
OBSERVE 1 CORINTHIANS 2:6-16
(The Emphasis on the Holy Spirit)
"A GROWN-UP RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT RESULTING IN MATURE CHRISTIAN LIVING."
Sermon preached 2/16/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY?
1 CORINTHIANS 2:14-3:4
INTRO: As we look out upon the world we would say that there are many different types of individuals from different nations, different cultures, different races and different religions. But as God looks out upon the world, He sees the entire human race in only three separate categories based on their spiritual relationship with Him. In the text we have before us we see those three separate categories mentioned…THE NATURAL, THE SPIRITUAL and THE CARNAL. Everyone under the sound of my voice right now is ONE OF THOSE THREE CATEGORIES. WHAT ABOUT YOU? INTO WHAT CATEGORY DO YOU FALL? WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY?
Sermon preached 2/9/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"GIVING TO GOD"
TEXT: VERSE 38
1) God does not ask us to give to Him because He needs us. He is self-sufficient. But He asks us to give to Him so that we can share in what He is doing.
2) God does not ask us to give to Him to GET from us. He has all He needs.
But He asks us to give to Him so that He can give back to us.
3) God does not ask us to give to Him to burden us. He is the God of comfort. But He asks us to give to Him so that He can lighten our load.
THE CONTEXT OF LUKE 6:20-38:
In the context, Jesus is giving THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, in which He teaches on BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR GODLY LIVING. He ends His teaching on summarizing the BIBLICAL CONCEPT OF GIVING TO GOD
Sermon preached 2/2/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“ANTICIPATING THE RAPTURE”
(A SURVEY OF 1 THESSALONIANS)
I. CHRISTIANS WILL BE DELIVERED FROM THE “WRATH TO COME”
1 Thessalonians 1:10
II. CHRISTIANS WILL RECEIVE REWARDS
1 Thessalonians 2:19,20
III. CHRISTIANS WILL EXPERIENCE THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF HOLINESS
1 Thessalonians 3:13
IV. CHRISTIANS WILL BE CAUGHT UP FROM THE EARTH INTO THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IN THE CLOUDS
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
V. CHRISTIANS WILL BE SANCTIFIED COMPLETELY
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Sermon preached 1/26/20 PM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
“THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD – PRAYER”
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-8
INTRO: As we look around us, we can see that there are some very concerning things going on in the world. In almost every category of life, that is, in government, education, law, the media, medicine, the family and the church, many things are taking place that bring confusion and dismay to those who desire truth and righteousness. The question that is often asked is: “IS THERE ANY SOLUTION TO ALL THESE CONCERNING ISSUES?” The answer is YES and it really is not all that complicated. The passage we are going to look at today gives the SOLUTION. IT IS PRAYER!
Sermon preached 1/26/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
"PRAYER - A DIVINELY GIVEN OBLIGATION"
NOTE: In the Context of this passage Jesus was emphasizing the necessity of prayer being a CONSTANT ACTIVITY in the life of the believer. In the 17th chapter, Jesus was speaking about the days before HIS SECOND COMING and He indicated that it would be a time like in the days of Lot and Noah when things were not conducive to RIGHTEOUSNESS AND GODLINESS. Practically speaking, that is where we are right now. And so Jesus was teaching that to face DIFFICULT DAYS, the ONLY ALTERNATIVE FOR VICTORY IS PRAYER!
CHRIST'S MESSAGE WAS VERY CLEAR: IF YOU DON'T PRAY, YOU WILL FAINT!
Sermon preached 1/12/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull