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The Parable of the Wise Builder

Posted in Sermons, Wednesday PM on July 1, 2009 by Ted Mattis

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Matthew 7:24-27

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

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Standing Strong in the Face of Adversity

Posted in Ephesians, Sermons, Wednesday PM on June 30, 2009 by Ted Mattis

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Week 7 – The Helmet and the Sword

(Rev. Ed Norton)

Ephesians 6:17

17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Standing Strong in the Face of Adversity

Posted in Ephesians, Sermons, Wednesday PM on June 30, 2009 by Ted Mattis

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Week 6-  The Helmet of Salvation (Dr. Tom Elkin)

Ephesians 6:17

Take the helmet of salvation…


Staying Strong in the Face of Adversity

Posted in Ephesians, Wednesday PM on June 28, 2009 by Ted Mattis

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Week 3 – The Belt and the Breastplate

Ephesians 6:14-17

14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Staying Strong in the Face of Adversity

Posted in Ephesians, Wednesday PM on June 28, 2009 by Ted Mattis

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Week 1-  A Personal Battle

Ephesians 6:10- 18

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Is Your Faith in Recession? Pt. 5

Posted in Malachi, Wednesday PM on January 10, 2009 by Ted Mattis

Do You Rob God?

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Malachi 3:6-12

6 “I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.  7 Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD Almighty.  “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ 8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings.  9 You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me.  10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.  11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty.  12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.

Is Your Faith in Recession? Pt. 4

Posted in Malachi, Wednesday PM on January 10, 2009 by Ted Mattis

When Grace Burns…

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Malachi 2:17-3:6

17 You have wearied the LORD with your words. “How have we wearied him?” you ask. By saying, “All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and he is pleased with them” or “Where is the God of justice?”

3:1 “See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.

2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap.  3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,  4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.

5 “So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,” says the LORD Almighty.

6  “I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.