Here we have a study tied to a monthly gathering in which those who have suffered spiritual abuse find support and healing. We talk, pray, share communion, and study the letter to the Ephesians. In this lesson, we learn the source of our power to love, as Christ loved. The end result of the gospel is a people who persevere in their first love.
The Church of Philadelphia: Commended
Sermon by Pastor Austin Huggins
Preached at FBCB, December 2023
Revelation 3:7–13 NASB95
7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
8 'I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
9 'Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.
10 'Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of dtesting, that hour which is about to come upon the whole eworld, to test those who dwell on the earth.
11 'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
12 'He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.
13 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"
Sunday Morning Service – December 3, 2023 – Pastor Rhon Roberts Preaching
Choir Special: "Joy to the World" Lyrics from Psalm 98 and Isaac Watts; Music by George F. Handel; Arranged by Dan Forrest; Copyright 2004 by SoundForth
Offertory: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" Lyrics from a Latin hymn; Music: Plainsong, 13th century; Arranged by Dan Forrest Jr.; Copyright 2001 by SoundForth
Special Music: "Thou didst Leave Thy Throne" Lyrics Emily E. S. Elliot; Music: by Timothy R. Matthews; Arranged by D. Parker and D. Ream.; Copyright 2000 by SacredSheetMusic.com
Sermon: The Lord God Omnipotent Reigneth
Scripture: Revelation 19, Psalm 2
Hymns used from the following:
Great Hymns of the Faith Brentwood Benson Publishing - CCLI License for live streaming
Soul Stirring Songs and Hymns - Sword of the Lord Publishers - used by permission from publisher
From the Media Ministry of
Mukwonago Baptist Church
1610 Honeywell Road
Mukwonago, WI 53149
Presence clearly matters to us. But the Bible reveals that presence also matters to God. In this study, we examine important scenes from the Old Testament that demonstrate 'the God of the Bible' is a God who delights to manifest His presence to sinners.
After the Israelites cross the Red Sea, what do they do? Worship. That may seem like a very odd response after such a stressful experience, so is that actually the appropriate action? Of course! So why is it that we don't typically have this reaction to God's work in our lives? Today we look at half of what is referred to as "The Song of Moses," as Moses and the Israelites looks at God's past actions and what that tells of his character.
Why does God redeem sinners? Psalm 105 prepares us for the opening portion of public worship on the Lord's Day. In these forty-five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that God redeems sinners to display His glory in faithfulness, power, mercy, generosity, and wisdom.
Those who continue in rebellious unbelief against Christ and His Kingdom will be punished in hell forever and receive it directly from God Himself. God Himself is Present in Hell Punishing Unbelievers.
What does the Church need most of all? In his prayer for the church at Ephesus, Paul prays that they may "be enlightened," that is that God may by the Holy Spirit teach them more and more what they are and have in Christ. This is our great need.
Weapons that Win Battles 1 Timothy 6:12 There's a battle to balance your life and keep it healthy to keep the stress down and the serenity up.In the Bible there's a lot to say about personal battles you go through. In fact the second most used analogy in Scripture for the Christian life is that of a soldier. We're fighting against spiritual forces… and the powers of darkness in the unseen spiritual world." He's saying there's a world that we don't see in the universe. And there are powers there. They are fighting against us. And if we're not fighting back we're just giving in. Did you know that the conflict you have in your family, with your spouse, with your kids, with your friends, with people at work, did you know that that conflict starts not with them? It starts with you choosing the right weapons to fight against yourself and the enemies that Satan , the world and the flesh use against you. Because if you had a humble spirit inside of you even their peculiarity even their poor decisions, even their sins, even their mistakes wouldn't bother you so much if you were humbler. When I focus on me it causes conflict. But when I'm humble then I'm focusing on other people. Timothy began as an apprentice to the Apostle Paul. Paul led him to faith in Christ, afterward Timothy worked with Paul, traveled with him, and learned from him. Timothy began as an trainee and ended his life as a great leader in the kingdom of God.You can take the same journey. That means living a life of love and mercy and transformation. It means wanting for others for what God wants for them. It means dedicating yourself to becoming a person of character and training yourself to be Godly.
The Creator of all the universe has given us a gift to be able to communicate with Him and express our needs and concerns and yet, prayer is often under-utilized by the people of God. Be fervent in prayer and accomplish much to the glory of God.