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SERMONS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
OCTOBER 6, 2013
“THE SIN OF HUMAN REASONING”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not
depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in
all you do, and he will direct your paths. Don't be
impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the
Lord and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain
renewed health and vitality.
Peter was an experience fisherman and knew
that it was useless to try and catch fish but he put
his trust in Jesus and did as He commanded.
God ways are vastly different than the ways of man.
God wants to use His Church to do great things, we
must be careful that we trust His leading and do not
rely on the sin of human reasoning.
When we are faced with a task God has given us and
we use only human reasoning, we will either fail to
succeed or we won’t even try.
Have you ever been faced with a task or situation
that seemed too difficult for you to deal with?
It is when we think we can handle the problem
ourselves that we get into trouble.
When we are faced with a difficult problem or an
impossible task we must do two things:
We must acknowledge our own shortcomings
We must put our trust in God
The problem with most of us is that; we see only the
enormousness of the problem and the incapability of
our own abilities or resources.
God wants to do great things in Onalaska and we must
be willing to follow His leading if we want to be
part of His work.
When God gives us a task to fulfill He will grant us
the strength and resource to complete our task.
We must remember it is God Who does the work.
We are like the hammer in the hands of the
We serve a God that can do far beyond our wildest
Job 9:10 (KJV)
Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without
No matter who we are or the limitations of our
abilities, God can use us to do great things for
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 (KJV)
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many
wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many
noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish
things of the world to confound the wise; and God
hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound
the things which are mighty; And base things of the
world, and things which are despised, hath God
chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to
nought things that are: That no flesh should glory
in his presence.
The Bible tells us of those who had limited
abilities but were called to perform great tasks.
The secret of their success was that they did not
rely on their own wisdom but trusted God to direct
them to victory.
Too often we try and reason things out while God
wants to do the unexpected.
Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
Now glory be to God! By his
mighty power at work within us, he is able to
accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare
to ask or hope.
God used an eighty year old shepherd to lead His
people out of Egypt and into the Promise Land.
God used a frighten farmer to deliver His people
from the Midianites. Judges 6-8
God used an outcast (Jephthah) to deliver His people
from the Ammonites. Judges 11
God used an over looked young shepherd boy to kill a
giant and become Israel’s greatest king. I Kings 17
God used a little boy and his lunch to feed 5,000
men plus women and children.
God used the uneducated and untrained to build His
Acts 4:13 (NLT)
The members of the council were amazed when they saw
the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see
that they were ordinary men who had had no special
They also recognized them as men who had been with
The secret to their success was that they had been
When we are seeking to do the will of God there is
nothing that can defeat us.
Romans 8:35-39 (NLT)
Can anything ever separate us
from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves
us if we have trouble or calamity, or are
persecuted, or are hungry or cold or in danger or
threatened with death? (Even the Scriptures say,
"For your sake we are killed every day; we are being
slaughtered like sheep.")
all these things, overwhelming victory is ours
through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever
separate us from his love. Death can't, and life
can't. The angels can't, and the demons can't. Our
fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and
even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away.
Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest
ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to
separate us from the love of God that is revealed in
Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:31 (KJV)
What shall we then say to
these things? If God be for us, who can be against
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
For I can do everything with the help of Christ who
gives me the strength I need.
Let us not put
our trust in the sin of human reasoning but rather
let us trust the wisdom and leading of Almighty God.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV)
For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are
my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than
Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV)
Call unto me, and I will
answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things,
which thou knowest not.
CONCLUSION: God isn't
looking for impressive people; He’s looking for
willing ones who will bow the knee in humble
submission. Being weak and ordinary doesn't make you
useless. Rather, it positions you for a
demonstration of divine power in your life. He takes
insignificant ones and delights in making them
2 Corinthians 12:10 (KJV)
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in
reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in
distresses for Christ's sake:
for when I
am weak, then am I strong.
OCTOBER 13, 2013
“PREPARING FOR GOD’S BLESSINGS”
2 Kings 3:16
said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of
Whenever we seek to do the Will of God, we will face
a test of faith.
How we react to the test makes all the difference in
In this story there are two views; the unbeliever
and the Believer.
There were two different reactions to the same
Jehoram, an ungodly king, blamed God.
2 Kings 3:13
want no part of you," Elisha said to the king of
Israel. "Go to the pagan prophets of your father and
mother!" But King Joram said, "No! For it was the
Lord who called us three kings here to be destroyed
by the king of Moab!"
When we use human reasoning we often blame God for
our failures instead of looking to Him for help and
Jehoshaphat sought the council of God.
2 Kings 3:11-12 (NLT)
But King Jehoshaphat of Judah
asked, "Is there no prophet of the Lord with us? If
there is, we can ask the Lord what to do." One of
King Joram's officers replied, "Elisha son of
Shaphat is here. He used to be Elijah's personal
assistant." Jehoshaphat said, "Then the Lord will
speak through him." So the kings of Israel, Judah,
and Edom went to consult with Elisha.
Whenever we seek to do the will of God, and
experience difficulties, we can either blame God for
the problems or trust God for the solution.
I. ISRAEL AND JUDAH
A. THEIR SITUATION
They went to war against Moab
These kings went to regain Israel’s sovereignty over
B. THEIR PROBLEM
The lack of water
C. THE SOLUTION
Dig ditches throughout the valley
D. THE RESULTS
God filled the ditches with water
God gave them a great victory over Moab
II. OUR CHURCH
There are many similarities between our Church and
the story of Israel and Judah.
We are in a spiritual war against Satan and sin.
We are called to share the Gospel message to those
who are lost.
Mark 16:15 (KJV)
And he said unto them, Go ye
into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
This is not a request it is a command
We lack the ability within ourselves to fulfill the
Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)
For we are not fighting
against people made of flesh and blood, but against
the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world,
against those mighty powers of darkness who rule
this world, and against wicked spirits in the
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NLT)
We are human, but we don't wage war with human plans
and methods. We use God's mighty weapons, not mere
worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil's
With these weapons we break down every proud
argument that keeps people from knowing God. With
these weapons we conquer their rebellious ideas, and
we teach them to obey Christ.
C. THE SOLUTION
We are to prepare our hearts and minds for God’s
“Those who expect God's blessings, must dig pools for the rain
to fill, as in the valley of Baca, and thus make
even that a well.”
Psalm 84:6 (NLT)
When they walk
through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a
place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessing
collect after the rains!
Psalm 126:5-6 (KJV)
They that sow in tears shall
reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth,
bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again
with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
It is our job to prepare for God’s blessings by
being obedient to His will.
D. THE RESULTS
God fulfills His promises
1 Kings 8:56 (KJV)
Blessed be the
Lord, that hath given rest unto his people Israel,
according to all that he promised: there hath not
failed one word of all his good promise, which he
promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
God has the power to fulfill His promises
Romans 4:21 (KJV)
fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was
able also to perform.
God’s promises are great and of infinite value
2 Peter 1:4 (KJV)
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and
precious promises: that by these ye might be
partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the
corruption that is in the world through lust.
God’s promises are found in Jesus Christ
2 Corinthians 1:18-20 (NLT)
As surely as God is true, I am not that sort of
person. My yes means yes because Jesus Christ, the
Son of God, never wavers between yes and no. He is
the one whom Timothy, Silas, and I preached to you,
and he is the divine Yes—God's affirmation. For all
of God's promises have been fulfilled in him. That
is why we say "Amen" when we give glory to God
God’s directions will always work out for the
betterment of His Church.
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
And we know that all things
work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to his purpose.
Let us prepare our heart, minds and wills to fulfill
the direction God will give us.
OCTOBER 20, 2013
“GOD PROMISED NEVER TO LEAVE US ALONE”
Let your conversation be without
covetousness; and be content with such things as ye
have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
One of the worst feelings there is, is the feeling
of being totally alone.
When we experience these times we can look to God’s
Word and know that He will never leave us alone.
I. GOD WILL NOT LEAVE US ALONE DURING TIME OF
Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)
When you go through deep
waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When
you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not
drown! When you walk through the
fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the
flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 41:17 (KJV)
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is
none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the
Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not
Isaiah 42:16 (KJV)
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew
not; I will lead them in paths that they have not
known: I will make darkness light before them, and
crooked things straight. These things will I do unto
them, and not forsake them.
II. GOD WILL NOT LEAVE US WHEN WE COME UNDER THE
ATTACK OF SATAN AND SIN.
Deuteronomy 20:1 (KJV)
goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest
horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou,
be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with
thee, which brought thee up out of the land of
God’s promise to Joshua is also a promise to us.
Joshua 1:5 (KJV)
There shall not any man be
able to stand before thee all the days of thy life:
as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will
not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
David fought against Goliath with the presence of
God with him.
1 Samuel 17:44-47 (KJV)
And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I
will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and
to the beasts of the field. Then said David to the
Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with
a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in
the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies
of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine
hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head
from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host
of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the
air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all
the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
And all this assembly shall know that the
Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle
is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.
III. GOD WILL NOT LEAVE US WHEN EVERYONE ELSE DOES
David felt alone several times.
Psalm 38:11 (KJV)
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore;
and my kinsmen stand afar off.
Psalm 142:4 (KJV)
I looked on my right hand,
and beheld, but there was no man that would know me:
refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
felt the pain of being left alone.
2 Timothy 4:16 (KJV)
At my first
answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me:
I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
2 Timothy 4:10 (NLT)
Demas has deserted me because
he loves the things of this life and has gone to
We can even feel that God has left us alone.
Psalm 22:1 (KJV)
My God, my
God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far
from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
IV. GOD WILL NOT LEAVE US A LONE WHEN ARE DOING HIS
Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been
given complete authority in heaven and on earth.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son
and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to
obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure
of this: I am with you always, even to the end of
IV. GOD WILL NOT LEAVE US WHEN WE GROW OLD
Many times people feel that when they are old that
God is no longer interested in them.
Psalm 71:9 (KJV)
Cast me not off in the time
of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
God does not desert the elderly but longs to bless
and use them.
Psalm 92:14 (KJV)
They shall still bring forth
fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
Isaiah 46:4 (KJV)
And even to your old age I am
he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have
made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will
V. GOD WILL NOT LEAVE US ALONE WHEN WE SIN AND FAIL
Often when a person falls into sin, others turn away
and will have nothing to do with them.
Psalm 32:1-6 (NLT)
Oh, what joy for those whose
rebellion is forgiven, whose sin is put out of
sight! Yes, what joy for those
whose record the Lord has cleared of sin,
whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and
miserable, and I groaned all day long.
Day and night your hand of discipline was
heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in
the summer heat.
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped
trying to hide them. I said to myself, "I will
confess my rebellion to the Lord."
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.
Therefore, let all the godly confess their rebellion
to you while there is time, that they may not drown
in the floodwaters of judgment.
Proverbs 3:11-12 (NLT)
My child, don't ignore it when the Lord disciplines
you, and don't be discouraged when he corrects you.
For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as
a father corrects a child in whom he delights.
Hebrews 12:6 (NLT)
For the Lord disciplines
those he loves,
and he punishes those he accepts as his
Rev. 3:19 (KJV)
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous
therefore, and repent.
I am glad that God will not leave me alone, when:
I am in trouble,
I am fighting the trials of Satan and sin,
Everyone else does,
I am seeking to do His will,
old for society
I fail and fall into sin.
OCTOBER 27, 2013
“FAITH, COURAGE AND DETERMINATION”
strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all
the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from
it to the right or to the left, that you may be
successful wherever you go.
God has promised His people success.
Jeremiah 29:11 (GW)
I know the plans that I have
for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace
and not disaster plans to give you a future filled
Too often we interpret this success meaning physical
and financial success.
There is great danger when we seek physical and
financial success over spiritual growth.
The things of this physical world seek to distract
us from the things of God.
Matthew 6:31-33 (NIV)
So do not
worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall
we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans
run after all these things, and your heavenly Father
knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom
and his righteousness, and all these things will be
given to you as well.
1 John 2:15-16 (NLT) Stop loving this evil world
and all that it offers you, for when you love the
world, you show that you do not have the love of the
Father in you. For the world offers only the lust
for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we
see, and pride in our possessions. These are not
from the Father. They are from this evil world.
Joshua was called to lead the Children of Israel
into the Promise Land and to possess the promises of
So we are called to enter into a life of victory
over sin and to inherit the promise of God.
There are three things we must possess if we are to
receive the promise of God:
Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)
So, you see, it is impossible
to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to
come to him must believe that there is a God and
that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
FAITH THAT GOD IS LEADING
Psalm 27:11 (KJV)
Teach me thy
way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of
As we seek to do God’s will we must have faith that
He will guide us.
Isaiah 30:21 (KJV)
And thine ears shall hear a
word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye
in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye
turn to the left.
Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to guide us.
John 16:13 (KJV)
Howbeit when he, the Spirit
of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he
shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew
you things to come.
Luke 11:13 (KJV)
If ye then, being evil, know
how to give good gifts unto your children: how much
more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit
to them that ask him?
FAITH THAT GOD WILL SUPPLY ALL THAT WE NEED.
Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
But my God shall supply all your need according to
his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Faith alone is not enough we must have courage to
act on our faith.
James 2:26 (KJV)
For as the body without the
spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
True faith will be followed by courage to do what
God has directed us to do.
Psalm 27:14 (KJV)
Wait on the Lord: be of good
courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.
Psalm 31:24 (KJV)
Be of good courage, and he
shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the
As we seek to do God’s will we will be faced with
times of difficulty and opposition.
Proverbs 29:25 (NLT)
Fearing people is a dangerous
trap, but to trust the Lord means safety.
Isaiah 41:10 (GW)
Don't be afraid, because I am
Don't be intimidated; I am your God.
I will strengthen you.
I will help you.
I will support you with my victorious right
There will be times when we become discouraged and
may feel like giving up but we must be determined to
carry on the fight.
Philip. 3:12-14 (KJV)
Not as though I had already
attained, either were already perfect: but I follow
after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I
am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
count not myself to have apprehended: but this one
thing I do, forgetting those things which are
behind, and reaching forth unto those things which
are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of
the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
We must be determined to fulfill God’s plans even
when we face persecution.
Daniel 3:16-18 (KJV)
Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O
Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to
deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he
will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king,
that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the
golden image which thou hast set up.
We must not allow anything to turn us away from
fulfilling God will for our church.
Isaiah 50:7 (NLT)
Because the Sovereign Lord
helps me, I will not be dismayed. Therefore, I have
set my face like a stone, determined to do his will.
And I know that I will triumph.
To finish the work that we have started we must be
determined unto the end.
Psalm 119:30 (NLT)
I have chosen to be faithful;
I have determined to live by your laws.
Psalm 119:112 (NLT)
I am determined to keep your
principles, even forever, to the very end.
As we seek God’s plan on how we can go outside our
wall and into our community we must have FAITH –
COURAGE – and DETERMINATION.
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