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.
Last night, Tuesday, June 12 began our Summer Series at Parrish Church of Christ. We will have a special speaker each Tuesday through August 7. These series will be our mid-week assemblies allowing guests to be with us and us to visit around on Wednesdays.
Our theme for Summer Series 2012 is Uplifting Messages from the Sermon on the Mount. This is part of our overall summer theme of Raise Me Up. Last night, Glen VanZandt who preaches at the Palisades Church of Christ in Hoover, Alabama was our speaker. His topic was “Uplifting Attitudes”. He had the daunting task of preaching the Beatitudes of Matthew 5 in about 40 minutes. Below are the notes I took on my iPad while he presented this material. (Be warned, I paste them exactly as I took them.)
We do best when we live as God intended for us – the way God made us to live.
Blessed is from a word that describes a contented ness that is not based on circumstances or “happenstance”
It does not matter to you, it matters what happens in you, because if what happens in you is right, what happens to you does not matter as much.
Poor in spirit is a spiritual beggar! This is the foundation of the rest of the beatitudes.
You are spiritually destitute / bankrupt.
So you mourn. Jam 4:9
You are meek – teachable, because you have nothing to brag about.
So we long to be filled with what is of God
Hungering and thirsting after God’s righteousness
Then we show Mercy to others
Mercy hurts with other people demonstrating pity.
Now we need to exercise moral purity.
You will be persecuted
People will not always appreciate you swimming against the stream.
Leave a comment and I will put you in the drawing for a complete set of DVD’s of Summer Series 2012.