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FOR THE MONTH OF
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
“A TIME FOR REMEMBERING”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: 1 Corinthians 11:26
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this
cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
How good is your memory?
Two men talking about a memory class.
Too often we remember the things we should forget
and forget the things we should remember.
When we come to the Communion Table it should be a
time for remembering.
What are the things we should be remembering when we
come to the Communion Table?
REMEMBERING THE PASSOVER
It was during the Passover that Jesus introduced the
The Children of Israel had been held as slaves in
Egypt for 430 years
Throughout the Scriptures, Egypt has been a symbol
of the world and the enslavement of sin.
The Passover is a reminder to us how God delivers
Israel from Egypt
A. A LAMB
WITHOUT ANY FLAWS
Your lamb shall be without
blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take
out from the sheep, or from the goats:
B. THE LAMB’S BLOOD HAD TO BE PUT UPON THE SIDES AND
TOP OF THE DOOR POSTS.
And they shall take of the
blood, and strike
on the two side posts and on the upper door post of
the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
And the blood shall be to you
for a token upon the houses where ye
and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and
the plague shall not be upon you to destroy
when I smite the land of Egypt.
C. THEY WERE TO EAT BREAD WITHOUT LEAVEN (YEAST)
Ye shall eat nothing
leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat
REMEMBERING THE COMMUNION
The Communion Table shows to us the dual nature of
For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given…
The instruction for the observance of the Communion
Table was given to Paul by Jesus Himself.
1 Corinthians 11:23 (KJV)
For I have received of the Lord that which also I
delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the
night in which he was betrayed took bread:
A. THE BREAD
1 Corinthians 11:24
And when he had given thanks, he brake
and said, Take, eat: this
is my body, which is broken for you: this do in
remembrance of me.
Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of Me”
The bread speaks of His humanity (a Child is born)
And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the
glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full
of grace and truth.
We need to remember that Jesus was a man and face the
same things we face.
Since all of these sons and
daughters have flesh and blood, Jesus took on flesh
and blood to be like them. He did this so that by
dying he would destroy the one who had power over
death (that is, the devil).
Even though Jesus took on human form and nature, He
did not sin
For we have not an high
priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of
our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like
as we are,
yet without sin.
Jesus is the Living Bread, Bread without leaven
(sin), the Bread of Life.
And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life: he
that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall never thirst.
B. THE BLOOD
1 Corinthians 11:25
After the same manner also
the cup, when he had supped, saying,
This cup is the new
testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye
in remembrance of me.
The blood speaks of Jesus Deity (a Son is given)
We must remember that Jesus is the Son of God
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.
It is not through the blood of animals we have
redemption but through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 9:11-12 (TLB)
He came as High Priest of this better system that we
now have. He went into that greater, perfect
tabernacle in heaven, not made by men nor part of
this world, and once for all took blood into that
inner room, the Holy of Holies, and sprinkled it on
the mercy seat; but it was not the blood of goats
and calves. No, he took his own blood, and with it
he, by himself, made sure of our eternal salvation.
HOW SHOULD WE APPROACH THE
The Communion Table should not be taken lightly.
A, WE ARE TO COME IN SINCERITY AND HUMILITY
When we come to the Communion Table we must first
examine ourselves to see if there is any sin
1 Corinthians 11:28
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of
bread, and drink of
B. WE ARE TO COME WITH A SPIRIT OF GRATITUDE
Enter into his gates with
into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him,
bless his name.
Whenever we partake in Communion we should remember
how Jesus has saved us and given a new life in Him.
Colossians 1:12-14 (NIV)
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you
to share in the inheritance of the saints in the
kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the
dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom
of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the
forgiveness of sins.
C. WE ARE TO COME IN THE SPIRIT OF UNITY
By this shall all
know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one
The Communion Table is a very special time of
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
“THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Psalm 62:11
spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power
belongeth unto God.
The purpose of these stories is to show us how the
Children of God either obeyed God or turned from God
and following the way of Satan.
They also show to us the consequences of their
Hopefully we will lean the lessons God is teaching
I. THE INTRODUCTION OF BAAL
Ahab became the seventh king of Israel.
He was a wicked and evil king that led Israel deeper
1 Kings 16:30
And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of
above all that
All the other sins of Ahab are consider as light
comparied to the following two.
1 Kings 16:31 (GW)
It wasn't enough that he committed the same sins as
Jeroboam (Nebat's son). He also married Jezebel,
daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidon. Ahab then served
and worshiped Baal.
Ahab married Jezebel
Jezebel was the daughter of king Ethbaal, a priest
She was not content to worship Baal herself, but
sought to turn Israel into Baal worshipers and to
drive out any who worshiped Jehovah.
Through Jezebel Ahab introduced Baal worship into
Ahab built two temples of worship for Baal, one in
Samaria, with 450 priests, and one in Jezreel with
1 Kings 16:32-33 (GW) He
built the temple of Baal in Samaria and set up an
altar there. Ahab made poles dedicated to the
goddess Asherah. He did more to make the
God of Israel furious than all the kings of Israel
who came before him.
II. THE INTRODUCTION OF ELIJAH
The Bible is silent about Elijah’s history before
He was the mightiest of the prophets
He burst on the scene abruptly to oppose Ahab and
the prophets of Baal
1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite,
of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab,
God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there
shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according
to my word.
This year is the year of the Olympics
Many different events will held to see which country
has the best athletes
There was a contest between God and Baal to see
which one was the True God.
1. God kept it from raining for three and a half
Baal was thought to be the god of fertility, the god
who controlled the rain and the dew, the crops and
the harvest of the fields, and gave man the strength
to work and produce with his hands.
2. God provided food and water to Elijah
He was fed by ravens for a period of time
1 Kings 17:2-4
And the word of the
came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee
eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith,
before Jordan. And it shall be,
thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded
the ravens to feed thee there.
Have you ever wondered what the food was like that
the ravens brought?
He was sent to widow of Zarephath
I KINGS 17;8-16
1 Kings 17:8-9
And the word of the
came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath,
belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold,
I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain
Two things to note here:
The obedience of Elijah
The faith of the widow
God provided enough bread and oil for each day
And when they did mete
with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing
over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they
gathered every man according to his eating. And
Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
Give us this day our daily bread.
He raised the son of the widow
1 Kings 17:21-22 (KJV)
And he stretched himself upon the child three times,
and cried unto the
and said, O
LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's
soul come into him again. And the
heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child
came into him again, and he revived.
III. THE PRAYER CONTEST: I KINGS 18:17-40
Ahab blamed Elijah for all the trouble
1 Kings 18:17-18
And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab
said unto him,
Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not
troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house,
in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the
and thou hast followed Baalim.
Elijah set forth a challenge to Israel and the
prophets of Baal
1 Kings 18:21
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How
long halt ye between two opinions? if the
be God, follow him: but if Baal,
then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
A. THE PROPHETS OF BAAL
Prayed from morning until noon
Elijah mocked them from noon to the evening
1 Kings 18:27
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked
them, and said, Cry aloud: for he
is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a
peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Baal failed to answerer their prayers
B. ELIJAH’S TURN
I Kings 18:30-38
He rebuilt the Altar
Placed the wood and sacrifice on the Altar
Dug a ditch around the Altar
Poured12 barrels of water on the Altar
Elijah’s prayer of 63 words.
I Kings 18:36b-37
God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be
known this day that thou
God in Israel, and
I am thy servant, and that
I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me,
hear me, that this people may know that thou
God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
God answered Elijah’s prayer
All 850 prophets of Baal were slayed
C. ELIJAH PRAYED FOR RAIN
It took Elijah praying seven times before the rain
Kings Ahab and Israel had a decision to make, serve
God or serve Baal, they chose Baal
Who are you going to choose?
FEBRUARY 21, 2016
“WHEN YOU FEEL ALL ALONE”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Romans 11:3
Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down
thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my
Have you ever felt alone?
There are those who enjoy being alone physically,
but it’s different when we are alone spiritually and
When people feel alone they feel abandon.
They become discouraged and depressed.
This can lead to drugs, alcohol and even suicide
The feeling of being alone often comes when things
fall apart around us.
Loss of job
Death of a loved one
Disappointment of expectation
A broken relationship
I. ELIJAH FELT ALL ALONE
Elijah felt all alone after a great victory
He took his eyes of God and looked to himself
1 Kings 19:10
And he said, I have been very jealous for the
God of hosts: for the children of Israel have
forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and
slain thy prophets with the sword; and I,
even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
A. ELIJAH’S VICTORY
He had prayed and it didn’t rain for 3 ½ years
He challenged the prophets of Baal to a prayer
God answered his prayer with fire
He killed 850 prophets of Baal
He prayed and it rained.
B. ELIJAH FEEL’S ALL ALONE
Jezebel promises to have Elijah killed by the next
1 Kings 19:2
Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying,
So let the gods do
and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of
one of them by tomorrow about this time.
Elijah flees for his life
1 Kings 19:3 (NIV)
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came
to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,
Fear can make us feel all alone
How long wilt thou forget me,
Forever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from
me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
sorrow in my heart daily? How long shall mine enemy
be exalted over me?
Elijah asks God to take his life
1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day's journey into the
wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper
tree: and he requested for himself that he might
die; and said, It is enough; now, O
take away my life; for I
not better than my fathers.
Have you ever ask God to let you die?
Elijah lies down to die
1 Kings 19:5
And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree…
Elijah expected God to answer this third prayer and
He did to his first two prayers.
II. GOD RESPONDS TO ELIJAH’S REQUEST
A. HE SENDS AN ANGEL TO FEED HIM
1 Kings 19:5 …
behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto
God used three different means to feed Elijah, first
a Raven, then a widow and now an angel
1 Kings 19:6-8
And he looked, and, behold,
a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at
his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him
down again. And the angel of the
came again the second time, and touched him, and
and eat; because the journey
too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and
drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty
days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
Was this the first Angel Food Cake?
There are twelve times forty days are mentioned,
four of them have to do with fasting.
B. GOD SPEAKS TO ELIJAH
1 Kings 19:9 (GW)
There he went into a cave and spent the night. Then
spoke his word to Elijah. He asked, “What are you
doing here, Elijah?”
When we are feeling all alone God asks us the same
God called Elijah to come out of the cave, his
1 Kings 19:11-12
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount
LORD. And, behold, the
passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the
mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the
the LORD was not
in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake;
but the LORD
not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a
was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
We often expect God to answer or need is some
God was not in the wind
God was not in the earthquake
God was not in the fire
God spoke peace and instruction to Elijah in a small
C. GOD GAVE ELIJAH THREE TASKS TO DO
Anoint Hazael to be king of Syria
Anoint Jehu king of Israel
Anoint Elisha as your successor
When we get busy doing the work of God we will soon
no longer feel alone.
D. GOD TOLD ELIJAH HE WAS NOT ALONE
1 Kings 19:18 (KJV)
Yet I have left
seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have
not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not
There will be times when we feel all alone and that
even God has left us.
We must prepare ourselves for these times by putting
our trust in God no matter what.
When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at
the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I
trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of
trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will
invade them with his troops. Although the fig tree
shall not blossom, neither
in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail,
and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall
be cut off from the fold, and
be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice
in the LORD,
I will joy in the God of my salvation. The
my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds'
and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.
To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
“ARE WE LIMITING GOD?”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Jeremiah 32:17 (BBE)
God! see, you have made the heaven and the earth by
your great power and by your outstretched arm, and
there is nothing you are not able to do:
The story of King Ahab and King Ben-ha-dad of Syria.
King Ben-ha-dad came with a large army against
Israel and King Ahab.
God gave Israel a great victory against Syria.
King Ben-ha-dad made a tactical mistake when he was
convinced that God’s power was limited to the
Once again God gave Israel a great victory over
Syria but Ahab allowed total victory to slip through
We expect this kind of thinking from unbelievers
Often times Believers make the same mistake by
limiting God in their lives.
I. WHEN DO WE LIMIT GOD IN OUR LIVES?
A. WHEN WE THING THE PROBLEM IS TOO BIG
This problem arises when we know about God but do
not know God.
The Children of Israel entering into the Promise
Numbers 13:31-33 (GW)
But the men who had gone with him said, “We can't
attack those people! They're too strong for us!” So
they began to spread lies among the Israelites about
the land they had explored. They said, “The land we
explored is one that devours those who live there.
All the people we saw there are very tall. We saw
Nephilim there. (The descendants of Anak are
Nephilim.) We felt as small as grasshoppers, and
that's how we must have looked to them.”
The official who doubted God ability to supply food
2 Kings 7:1-2 (NLT)
Elisha replied, “Listen to this message from the
This is what the
says: By this time tomorrow in the markets of
Samaria, five quarts of choice flour will cost only
one piece of silver, and ten quarts of barley grain
will cost only one piece of silver.” The officer
assisting the king said to the man of God, “That
couldn’t happen even if the
opened the windows of heaven!” But Elisha replied,
“You will see it happen with your own eyes, but you
won’t be able to eat any of it!”
B. WHEN WE THINK THE PROBLEM IS TOO SMALL
We fail to allow God to be involved when we think
that God is not concerned with trivial matters.
Luke 12:6-7 (TLB)
"What is the price of five sparrows? A couple of
pennies? Not much more than that. Yet God does not
forget a single one of them.
And he knows the number of
hairs on your head! Never fear, you are far more
valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows.
We often think this is too small to bother God with
It’s the little problems that left neglected turn
into big problems
Little decision made can have great consequences
Song of Songs 2:15
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the
vines: for our vines
have tender grapes.
When we fail to get God involved in the little
things in our life we open ourselves to Satan’s
II. THREE REASONS HOW WE LIMIT GOD
LACK OF FAITH
Our faith or the lack of it, determines how much we
allow God to work in our life
Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
And without faith it is impossible to please God,
because anyone who comes to him must believe that he
exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek
It is possible to be a Christian and struggle with
Matthew 17:19-20 (ASV)
came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why
could not we cast it out? And he saith unto them,
Because of your little
faith: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith
as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this
mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall
remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew 13:58 (GW
He didn't work
many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
The more we know God, a personal relationship, the
greater our faith will be.
So then faith
cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
What good are love letters if left unopened?
LACK OF TRUST
When we lack faith in God power we will lack trust
in Him during difficult times.
We limit the power of God in our lives when we fail
to trust Him.
God is the only one we can trust and not be ashamed
It is better to trust in the
LORD than to put confidence in man.
Trusting God means allowing Him to work things out
in His own way and in His own time
Psalm 37:5 (KJV)
Commit thy way unto the
trust also in him; and he shall bring
LACK OF OBEDIENCE
When we lack faith and trust it will always lead to
O that thou hadst hearkened
to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a
river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the
Disobedience will always keep us from experiencing
To whom he said, This
is the rest wherewith
ye may cause the weary to rest; and this
the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
Why do people think they can disobey God and still
expect His blessings?
hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither
his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your
iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid
face from you, that he will not hear.
Let us be as the disciples and ask God to increase
our Faith so that we will trust Him and live in
obedience to His will and live in victory
Luke 17:5 (NLT)
The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to
increase our faith.”
So then faith
cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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