“What Am I Still Lacking?”

Text: Matthew 19:16-22 The rich young ruler was spiritually minded (interested in eternal life, v. 16), religious (he kept the commandments, v. 18-20), and was interested in improving his service to God (asked what he was lacking, v. 20). He seemed to be a good man with a good attitude who showed a lot of […]

They Have Obeyed Their Father’s Command

Text: Jeremiah 35:1-17 The respect the Rechabites had for their earthly father provides an example for how we should respect our heavenly Father. Why This Example is Important Children are to obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1-3) – honor them even in adulthood (Exodus 20:12; Matthew 15:4-6) Parents are responsible to “train up” & discipline their […]

Self-Control

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-6 Christians are to Exercise Self-Control – Galatians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 9:27 Control Over our Actions – Romans 6:12-14, 16-18 Control Over our Speech – James 3:5-6 Control Over our Minds – Philippians 4:8

Every One of Us

[Sermon delivered by Ross Conley] Judgment – Romans 14:12 Hear & Understand – Mark 7:14 Walk Worthy of God – 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 Control Self – 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 Repent & Be Baptized – Acts 2:38

The Danger in the “Small” Sins

Gossip – Romans 1:29; gossip demonstrates pride, lack of love Disobedience to Parents – Romans 1:30; shows a disrespect for authority in general Outbursts of Anger – Galatians 5:20; lack of self-control Cowardice – Revelation 21:8; lack of faith Lying – Revelation 21:8; shows one does not love the truth like they ought to

Lessons from Christ in His Death

Love – John 15:13 Restraint / Self-control – Matthew 26:52-54 Endurance / Patience – Hebrews 12:2 Humility – Philippians 2:6-8 Obedience – Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 5:8

Paul’s Message to Felix

Text: Acts 24:24-25 Righteousness – Romans 1:16-17; 1 John 3:7 Self-control – Luke 9:23 Judgment to Come – 2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 9:27