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A. And by this we know that we have come to know Him (v.3) 1. If we keep His commandments (v.3) 2. If we keep His word (v.5) B. The Result: 1. The love of God is perfected in us (v.5) 2. Assurance: We know that we have come to know Him (v.3) C. This is related to obedience The Test: Do we keep His commandments?—1…
The Christmas Dilemma
Over the past few weeks, we have been taking a fresh look at the accounts in scripture concerning Christ’s coming. The first week, we looked at Luke 1 , and the angel appearing to Mary. In that account we saw the Dilemma of Saying ‘Yes’. Mary said ‘yes’ to the Lord, recognizing her position as the Lord’s…
King David/King Jesus
Obedience Takes Courage What kind of courage is the hardest to find? 1 And Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the Lord . 2 Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way…
GLENN PEASE • Sermon • • 27 views
By Pastor Glenn Pease Christians in general and Baptists in particular have played important roles in the patriotism of America. One of the finest patriotic hymns is My Country Tis Of Thee. It was written in 1832 by a Baptist clergyman named Samuel Francis Smith. The Pledge of Alliance to the flag was…
Rex Bonar • Sermon • • 24 views
10-20-02 O.B.C. 12/6/92 John 15:10 f:\rex\sermons\jn151f.4 "Obedience" The secret of living a fruitful life is abiding. If we are going to abide we must pray. If we are going to pray, we must obey. A number of you have conveyed that the Holy Spirit has challenged you to abide in Christ as a branch abides…
Rick Page • Sermon • • 14 views
It is normal, and quite understandable that most people read Romans 13:1-7 from their own historical perspective. Therfore, the fan of JFK reading this in 1962 would arrive at an entirely different understanding than the opponent of Nixon reading it in 1974. The latter reader may struggle the most with the implications, but would likely have more in common with Paul's original audience in Rome, for Nero was on the throne, and Paul was calling his audience to respect that Nero was only in power by God's sovereign will.
Submitting to Civil Authorities: Romans 13:1-7 Intro: Church family, I am with you, and I am for you. Our elders are with you, and we are for you. I trust you believe that. So we’re taking a break today from our series in Luke to talk about truth that we need to hear right now. Let’s take this biblical…
Jesse Balch • Sermon • • 4 views
We often don't like or respect certain authorities placed over us. What we fail to realize is that God establishes kings, and He removes kings. There is not one person in power that He hasn't placed there to accomplish His will.
Jeff Jones • Sermon • • 4 views
Twisted A Tangle at the Top Jeff Jones, Senior Pastor September 7/9, 2007 “When I fight authority, authority always wins…” That’s true, but it has been a while sense I’ve heard that song. Most of us have to learn that the hard way, so today we are talking about authority. We are right in the middle of…
A Biblical Response to Government
Stephen Poindexter • Sermon • • 3 views
Being holy when times are horrible Introduction: Today I would like to have a family discussion to help us think through how we are to respond to some of the events going on in our nation and communities. There are different opinions and several debates about how Christians should respond to government,…
Walk Through Romans
Rev. Buford Edwards II • Sermon • • 3 views
As the time for the Lord's return draws nearer and nearer, we are obligated to fulfill the law of Christ (love others as ourselves) in order to be shares of the Gospel. We are to be obedient to those in authority as to show an example to others. We are to walk in the light as He is in the light.
Tim Bossie • Sermon • • 1 view
The Christian and Submission I’m confident that in the years that follow, there will be plenty of articles and books written about this chapter in world history and in church history. And they will address the question, “what lessons did we learn from all of this?” And I’m confident that much of that…
Stop Running Away from God
Anthony Castillo Miranda • Sermon • • 0 views
HOOK We are on our 4th week in our series: Stop Running Away from God Before we begin, let me share to you another real life story— this time the story of Damien — the story how he grabbed the second chance that God gave him Damien is not a part of Agape— I got his story from the 700 Club [a Christian…
Ryan Lane • Sermon • • 0 views
Intro Saying Goodbye - Ravi Zacharias Church Survey: Diverse Church Of those polled Drive In Service: 50% 40% PPE 50% social distancing 63% of our church is 65 or over. One Word: Together... Most responses had something to say about togetherness. The desire for in-person fellowship was expressed in almost…
Brian Burns • Sermon • • 0 views
The Christian owes respect and honor the the authorities as well as obedience, but that obedience is subservient to obedience ultimately to God. Perhaps more important, the Christian owes love to all people, and must consider this wakefully and not apathetically, since there is an urgency to the gospel message.