Sep 3, 2023
Mans Solution to Mans Problems (Judges 21:1-25)
Judges 21:1-25
  • Sep 3, 2023Mans Solution to Mans Problems (Judges 21:1-25)
    Sep 3, 2023
    Mans Solution to Mans Problems (Judges 21:1-25)
    Judges 21:1-25
  • Aug 27, 2023They Knew Not That Evil Was Near Them (Judges 20:34)
    Aug 27, 2023
    They Knew Not That Evil Was Near Them (Judges 20:34)
  • Jul 23, 2023God Gave Them Over (Romans 1:18-32, Judges 19:1-29)
    Jul 23, 2023
    God Gave Them Over (Romans 1:18-32, Judges 19:1-29)
    Man was created to worship God, but because of sin, we are tempted to turn from God and worship other things. When a person rejects God, they are choosing a path toward levels of debauchery and evil that they could never imagine. A person who persists in their rebellion against God will reach a point where God will relax His restraining hand on the wicked desires of his heart and allow him to pursue the fulfillment of all his lusts. God will give him “over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” (Romans 1:28) As they indulge their sinful lusts, they will begin to endure the natural consequences of their sin. They will “receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” (Romans 1:27) These truths are vividly displayed in Judges 19. This chapter of scripture is one of the most difficult to read because it shows us the natural and logical result of rejecting God and the truth of God’s word. When there is no absolute truth, and no one is accountable to anyone for their actions, a society inevitably descends into the depths of the most disgusting and repulsive behavior. Sadly, we see the same kinds of things taking place in our nation today. What God calls an abomination is celebrated and paraded down the streets of America. We are being led further and further astray by reprobate minds. With so much evil on full display, there has never been a greater opportunity for Christians to make a difference. We must first be sure that we are not letting the world influence us and spoil us with their godless philosophy. Then we must be salt and light, glorifying God by living and sharing the gospel.
  • Jun 25, 2023Samson’s Tragic End
    Jun 25, 2023
    Samson’s Tragic End
  • Jun 25, 2023Pride Goeth Before Destruction
    Jun 25, 2023
    Pride Goeth Before Destruction

    Samson was known as a strongman, but
    in reality, he was very weak.  He could
    slay a lion bare handed, kill a thousand
    men in one fight, and carry the gates
    of an ancient city up a mountain.  Yet
    he was not strong enough to control
    the sinful desires of his flesh.  All of
    the famous events from Samson’s
    story involve him indulging sensual
    desires and suffering the consequences. 

    Perhaps the most well-known portion of
    Samson’s story is his encounter with
    Delilah.  Delilah was not a godly woman
    and did not love Samson.  The Philistines
    bribed her to discover the secret to
    Samson’s strength and she readily agreed.  

    The first three times Delilah asked him,
    Samson lied to her.  Each time the
    Philistines were ready to take him, but
    each time he escaped unharmed. 
    Astonishingly, Samson finally revealed
    the secret of his strength after Delilah
    asked him for the fourth time. Did
    Samson not know what she was trying
    to do? Or could it be that he had
    become so prideful that he believed
    he didn’t need to keep his vow to God
    any longer to keep his strength? 

    Whatever he was thinking, the
    result was Samson’s capture, torture,
    and humiliation.  He had lived a
    sensual, prideful life and he became
    a prime example of the old adage,
    “The bigger they are, the harder
    they fall.” Why? Because “Pride
    goeth before destruction, and an
    haughty spirit before a fall.”
    (Proverbs 16:18) Instead, we should
    humble ourselves, and if we do,
    God promises that He will lift us up.

  • Jun 19, 2023What’s In Your Heart?
    Jun 19, 2023
    What’s In Your Heart?
    There are two sides to every person: the inside and the outside. Or in the language of the Bible, there is the “inward man” and the “outward man.” (2 Corinthians 4:16 KJV) Each of us chooses which will receive our focus and attention. Either we will focus on the external things that other people can see and notice or on the internal things that may go unrecognized. Which one we make a priority determines the direction of our life takes. If you believe that perception is more important than reality, then your focus is on the outward man.
    If you believe that if you fake it, you can make it, then the outward man is your priority. If you do what you do “to be seen of men,” then external things are paramount to you, and that is a problem. It is a problem because Jesus said that what is in your heart is more important than what people see on the outside. The heart is the real you, and it determines what will come out of your life.
    The most religious people in Jesus' day were consumed with maintaining an appearance of godliness, but in reality, their heart was far from God. Their heart was evil, and the result of an evil heart will be an evil life. They were meticulous about ensuring that nothing went in their mouth that would “defile” them, but they ignored the corruption that was in their heart. The inward man is the most important part of us because that determines who we really are. We must be sure that we keep our hearts clean, and when we do that, our whole lives will be pure.
  • Jun 18, 2023The Downward Cycle of Revenge Samson Part 3 (Judges 15)
    Jun 18, 2023
    The Downward Cycle of Revenge Samson Part 3 (Judges 15)
  • Jun 11, 2023Samson Walked By Sight Not By Faith Part 2
    Jun 11, 2023
    Samson Walked By Sight Not By Faith Part 2
  • May 21, 2023Samson Part 1
    May 21, 2023
    Samson Part 1
  • Apr 30, 2023Ephraim’s Terrible Temper
    Apr 30, 2023
    Ephraim’s Terrible Temper
  • Apr 9, 2023Jephthah and the Foolish Vow
    Apr 9, 2023
    Jephthah and the Foolish Vow
  • Apr 9, 2023Living in Light of the Resurrection
    Apr 9, 2023
    Living in Light of the Resurrection

    “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20-21) When one trusts Christ, many amazing things happen.  Among them is the fact that you identify with the death of Jesus on the Cross.   You die to sin and you die to the Old Testament Law.  You also identify with Christ’s resurrection.  You are given new life, eternal life, in Jesus Christ.  Jesus dwells in you and He is the source of your spiritual life. Here is a key to living the Christian life. You must recognize that Christ is in you and that is the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27) The life that you now live is not yours.  It is Christ’s, and therefore it should be lived as
    Christ would live it. Paul summed this truth up when he wrote, “the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God.” We should not walk in the flesh, following sinful impulses.  We must live by faith and that faith must be in Christ.  It is He that lives in us and it is He that will live through us.  Moment by moment, we must choose to believe that Jesus is all we need.  He is all we need to be justified.  He is all we need to live justly.  Because He rose
    from the grave and lives forever, we can live a life that glorifies God and satisfies the believer.  We must live in light of the resurrection. 

  • Apr 2, 2023God, I’ve Done It Again
    Apr 2, 2023
    God, I’ve Done It Again
  • Mar 5, 2023Gideon’s Failure (Judges 8:22-35 KJV)
    Mar 5, 2023
    Gideon’s Failure (Judges 8:22-35 KJV)
  • Feb 26, 2023From Fear to Faith
    Feb 26, 2023
    From Fear to Faith
    Preached on May 16, 2021 and fits with our series on the book of Judges.