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SERMONS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR ALL”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Hebrews 12:1
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the
sin which doth so easily beset
and let us run with patience the race that is set
As we approach Veteran’s Day we need to remember and
be thankful for those who have given so much for
each of us.
Why we salute our Flag every Sunday
It is to show love for our country and gratefulness
for those who have given of themselves that we might
Many gave their lives
Others gave their bodies and minds
There are those who gave of their possessions
All gave of their time
If it were not for those in our military we would
have none of the freedoms we enjoy today
Our military veterans are not the only ones we need
to be thankful
Each one of us can look back and remember those who
have played an important role of our salvation and
Those of us who were raised by godly parents are
Sunday School teacher (Katherine Davis)
Members of the church
The great faith chapter
1 Corinthians 11:24-25
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. 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
drink it, in remembrance of me.
reasons why Jesus Christ is the greatest veteran of
HE ANSWERED THE CALL.
NOTE: God saw the need for man’s salvation.
a. Mankind are sinners in need of salvation.
Romans 3:23 For all have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
b. He saw that man was incapable of saving
Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I
have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as
an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as
filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our
iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
c. He answered the call Himself.
Isaiah 59:16 And he saw that
there was no man, and wondered that there was no
intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation
unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
HE LEFT HOME AND FAMILY.
Who, being in
the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal
with God: but made himself of no reputation, and
took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in
the likeness of men:
Hebrews 2:16-18 (NLT)
We all know that Jesus came to help the descendants of Abraham, not to
help the angels.
Therefore, it was necessary for Jesus to be
in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters,
so that he could be our merciful and faithful High
Priest before God. He then could offer a sacrifice
that would take away the sins of the people.
Since he himself has gone through suffering
and temptation, he is able to help us when we are
HE BECAME ENGAGED IN WAR TO DEFEND HEAVEN AND
PROVIDED FREEDOM TO ALL.
Exodus 14:14 (NLT) The Lord
himself will fight for you. You won't have to lift a
finger in your defense!"
Revelation 6:2 (NLT)
I looked up
and saw a white horse. Its rider carried a bow, and
a crown was placed on his head. He rode out to win
many battles and gain the victory.
Revelation 17:14 (NLT)
Together they will wage war against the Lamb, but
the Lamb will defeat them because he is Lord over
all lords and King over all kings, and his people
are the called and chosen and faithful ones."
Revelation 19:11 (NLT) Then I
saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing
there. And the one sitting on the horse was named
Faithful and True. For he judges fairly and then
NOTE: God is a God of war and He has fought against Satan
and sin to provide Salvation to all who will accept
God’s free gift.
HE PLACED THE NEEDS OF OTHERS ABOVE HIS OWN.
NOTE: Jesus did not need salvation for Himself.
Hebrews 9:7, 11-14 (NLT)
But only the
high priest goes into the Most Holy Place, and only
once a year, and always with blood, which he offers
to God to cover his own sins and the sins the people
have committed in ignorance…So Christ has now become
the High Priest over all the good things that have
come. He has entered that great, perfect sanctuary
in heaven, not made by human hands and not part of
this created world.
Once for all time he took blood into that
Most Holy Place, but not the blood of goats and
calves. He took his own blood, and with it he
secured our salvation forever.
Under the old
system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes
of a young cow could cleanse people's bodies from
Just think how much more the blood of Christ
will purify our hearts from deeds that lead to death
so that we can worship the living God. For by the
power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself
to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.
HE WAS OBEDIENT TO HIS FATHER’S WILL.
John 6:38 (NLT) For I have
come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent
me, not to do what I want.
Matthew 26:39 (NLT) He went on
a little farther and fell face down on the ground,
praying, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup
of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your
will, not mine."
HE SUFFERED GREAT PAIN, AGONY AND DEATH.
Isaiah 53:3-10 (NLT) He was
despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted
with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and
looked the other way when he went by. He was
despised, and we did not care.
Yet it was our
weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that
weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a
punishment from God for his own sins!
But he was wounded and crushed for our sins.
He was beaten that we might have peace. He was
whipped, and we were healed!
All of us have strayed away like sheep. We
have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the
Lord laid on him the guilt and sins of us all.
oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a
word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as
a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not
open his mouth.
From prison and trial they led him away to
his death. But who among the people realized that he
was dying for their sins—that he was suffering their
He had done no wrong, and he never deceived
anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was
put in a rich man's grave.
But it was the
Lord's good plan to crush him and fill him with
grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for
sin, he will have a multitude of children, many
heirs. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord's
plan will prosper in his hands.
We have many veterans to be thankful for, but the
Greatest Veteran is Jesus
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
A SACRIFICE OF THANKSGIVING”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Psalm 107:21-22
would praise the
for his goodness, and
for his wonderful works to the children of
men! And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his
works with rejoicing.
In this Thanksgiving season we need to reflect on
how God has blessed us in so many different ways.
The theme of Psalm 107 is that we should praise the
Lord for what He has done.
107:8, 15, 21 & 31
men would praise the LORD
his goodness, and
his wonderful works to the children of men!
In Psalm 107:17-22 it shows how God has brought us
into a proper relationship with Him.
For some the occurrence was fairly smooth and easy.
For others, like me, the change came after many
difficulties and disappointments.
Those of us who are born again, long to see our
loved ones come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior
The cost of this happening could be painful and
difficult for both them and us
The praying for a loved one to come to Christ can
sometimes be like a woman giving birth
There are times of uncomfortableness but the closer
to the time of birth the more uncomfortable and
painful it becomes.
CONDITION OF THE LOST
The road to surrender can be very difficult
A. OUR SINFUL STATE
of their transgression, and because of their
iniquities, are afflicted.
Before we came to Christ we were all fools
There are two types of fools
Psalm 14:1 (KJV)
The fool hath
said in his heart,
no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable
there is none that doeth good.
There is the fool who says that no God exist
There is the fool who say there is a God, but He’s
not for me
It is our sinful nature that shows us as fools
We do not take time for God but seek to do things
Proverbs 14:12, 16:25
There is a way
which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof
the ways of death.
Because of our failure to honor God and God we end
up involved in sinful activities
of their transgression, and because of their
B. HOW GOD DEALS WITH US
Psalm 107:17b -18
Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they
draw near unto the gates of death.
God will use anything in order to bring us to
When David sinned by numbering the Children of
2 Samuel 24:12-13
Go and say
unto David, Thus saith the
offer thee three
choose thee one of them, that I may do it
unto thee. So
Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him,
Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy
land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine
enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be
three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and
see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.
Afflictions are the divine agency for bringing
sinner to repentance
C. GOD BRINGS US TO A PLACE WHERE SIN DOES NOT
abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near
unto the gates of death.
chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the
multitude of his bones with strong
pain: So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen;
and his bones
were not seen stick out. Yea, his soul draweth near
unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
THERE IS HOPE FOR THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO
ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR SINS AND
God brings us to a place where we are willing to
turn to Him and ask for His forgiveness and help
Then they cry
unto the LORD
in their trouble,
he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his
word, and healed them, and delivered
from their destructions.
Job 33:23-30 If there be a
messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a
thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: Then he
is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from
going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. His
flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall
return to the days of his youth: He shall pray unto
God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he
shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto
man his righteousness. He looketh upon men, and
say, I have sinned, and perverted
was right, and it profited me not; He will
deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his
life shall see the light. Lo, all these
things worketh God oftentimes with man, To bring back his soul
from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of
GIVING A SACRIFICE OF THANKSGIVING
men would praise the LORD
his goodness, and
his wonderful works to the children of men! And let
them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and
declare his works with rejoicing.
What is a Sacrifice of Thanksgiving?
When we are willing to give to God or time, talent
and treasure even when it cost us
Giving of our time when we would rather be doing
Giving of our talents when we when we are afraid to
Giving of our treasure when we would rather spend it
on something else
2 Samuel 24:24 (KJV)
And the king
said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy
of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt
offerings unto the
LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David
bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty
shekels of silver.
If all we have received from God is Salvation that
alone would be enough to bring to Him our Sacrifice
of Thanksgiving, but He had do so much more.
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