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Flipping through a file marked “Misc. Articles” I found the following outline.
By the type font, I think it is from Gus Nichols who lived in worked in the county I now live in. If I were preaching it this Sunday, I might start by mentioning the Seven Wonders of the World or listing seven of the greatest technological achievements or devices. Then flow into the idea of the seven things that are really the greatest things known to man.
I may move this to the front of my sermons to
borrow steal folder.
I created this from a PowerPoint sermon from Luke 15. This is a 2:30 minute version of that sermon. The music is Amazing Grace performed by the Harding University Chorus. I used Corel VideoStudio Pro x5 to produce this.
While studying for tonight’s class on Nehemiah, I came across these notes on my iPad from a sermon by Jim Faughn on April 17 of this year Great stuff here!
Jim Faughn, Blackwater-Macedonia CofC.
1. Character- Nehemiah was cupbearer to thnking, a entrusted and honored position.
2. Compassion – he showed Concern over Jerusalem, he ASKED about Jerusalem
3. Contemplative – he believed in preparation and “prayer” – peration. He knew how long he would be gone and that he needed a letter of recommendation. He thought about what he wanted to do and he made plans accordingly. This required faith that his prayer would be an
4. Convicted – Neh 6:3 answered affirmatively.
5. Coordinated Effort- Neh 3:1 note that these people were working close to their house, others who lived away from the wall where no houses were, others near their business. No people’s talents and interests and use them accordingly.
6. Cooperates – notice the use of “we” and the list of nobles or leaders. They were all working. Neh 4:6, 15
7. Commends – chapter three lists the names of the workers
8. Corrects – Neh 5:1
9. Consistent – he treated all fairly and the same, courting the wrong and encouraging the right.
10. Confident- Nehemiah knew the work could be accomplished. Neh 2:19-20
Allow me to begin with some quotes about friendship I found somewhere through the years. So long ago that the source is lost – my apologies to the original compiler.
In 1 Samuel 18-23 we have a story of a real friendship. The relationship between David and Jonathan. In their company we find four aspects that are common in close friendships:
Looking at theses four characteristics of friendship: Mutual Admiration, Mutual Love, Mutual Sacrifice, and Mutual Commitment caused me to reflect on Jesus. he by his life and sacrifice demonstrates true friendship toward us. What a Friend we Have in Jesus!
Is it a real friendship if I do not return Admiration, Love, Sacrifice, and Commitment?
Just thinking out loud . . .
Last night was week two of our Summer Series. Jim Lampley who serves as the Youth Minister at 9th Avenue Church of Christ in Haleyville, Al was the guest speaker. His topic was: Uplifting Influence. Below are the notes I took on my iPad as he spoke.
Everyone around us including us have influence.
Influencing the world seems to great a task, how can I change the world?
Start Small and Change those around us by our actions.
World changers go against the crowd.
Jesus the Christ is the supreme example.
We remember those who stand out because they are different.
Christ’s Message – Stand Out
Taste-how can salt be good if it has no taste.
We are to flavor the world
Light is essential for life.
One light makes a difference in the dark.
Can we make a difference? How?
Four things we need
1. Knowledge – Act 18:24-28
2. Fervency – 2Co 9:2-3
Rom 10:1-4 zeal w/o knowledge
Rev 3:15-17 knowledge w/o zeal
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
What scares you? What if these above lacked courage?
It is easy to stand for nothing and go along with the crowd.