Lest Satan Take Advantage
Paul wrote of the danger of Satan taking advantage of the saints. We invite you to listen to a sermon about Paul's warning. We must not be ignorant of his devices, and Paul says we are not.
Preparing Our Hearts
Scripture teaches us that the priest and scribe Ezra had prepared his heart to study God's law, obey God's law, and to teach God's law. It has been called his three-point plan. What are we preparing our hearts for? Will we be ready when opportunity comes? If you have come to our webpage, we invite you to listen to a short sermon about how Ezra prepared his heart titled simply, Ezra Prepared His Heart. If you would like to study God's word, we invite you to visit with us any Sunday morning or Wednesday night. If you prefer to study privately, please call and leave a message. Someone will be in touch. Our phone number is 256-247-1797.
The Danger of Historical Ignorance
Psalm 22:28: "For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations." This truth is taught again and again in Scripture. Nations rise and fall at God's determination, and He bases it on a nation's faithfulness. There is a time when the wickedness of a people requires His judgment. What can we do? The sermon titled "Things Written in Former Days" discusses this. We invite you to listen to visit our sermon page and listen.
A Visitor from the Czech Republic
Vitek Lustyk of the Czech Republic visited with us Sunday, November 17th. He spoke with us about the psalms. He also explained that the Czech Republic is almost 80% atheistic. Vitek is visiting in the United States and studying the Bible. He is visiting with Christians and both encouraging us and being encourged by the disciples here. We invite you to listen to his short talk Sunday in our recorded sermons.
Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?
Many people have wondered where we came from and why we are here. We invite you to consider a Biblical answer in the sermon, "For Whom He Did Foreknow" posted online in our Sermons section.
Peter teaches us that we should add certain characteristics to our character, namely to diligently add to our faith virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love (2 Peter 1:5-7). Then he wrote, "For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." He teaches that those who fail to develop these traits in their character are short-sighted, blind, and cannot see afar off. In other words, they are looking at this life and not the hope of eternal life. The value of these traits is then set forth: "Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble..." The King James Version reads, "never fall." What a blessed assurance regarding avoiding the sin that so easily besets us. We invite you to listen to a short lesson titled, "Never Stumble," and consider this thought with us.
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
What can we learn from the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal? We invite you to listen to a short sermon regarding those lessons. The lessons of that day in history are as important today as they were then.
Two Lessons on Pride
Two sermons about pride were just posted. We invite you to listen to both. One is from the perspective of pride being a sense of one's independence from God, as if He were not needed. The other is the perspective of our humility in view of God's sacrificial love in Christ and Jesus' death for our sins.
Gospel Meeting Oct. 13-16
Larsen Plyler Preaching
Sunday Singing: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Preaching: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Monday - Wednesday Preaching 7:00 p.m.
Led By The Spirit
Paul wrote, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God" (Romans 8:14). What does it mean to be led by the Spirit of God? We invite you to listen to a sermon titled The Gift of the Spirit and His Indwelling on our sermons page.
The Fear of the Lord
Psalm 19:9: "The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever..." We invite you to listen to a short sermon on the fear of the Lord. It is our most recent post.
Why Call Ye Me Lord?
Jesus asked this question in Luke 6:46: "Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" Can a person be a disciple, one who recognizes Jesus as Lord, without strictly obeying all that He says to do and strictly avoiding all that He teaches against? Jesus wants us to think about that question. We invite you to listen to two sermons recently posted: Why Call Ye Me Lord and Cleave Unto the LORD.
It Repented Jehovah
Moses wrote in Genesis 6:6: "And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart." Do you have regrets? We do not compare our regrets for our wrongs to the regret God felt when He looked at the sinfulness of mankind, but we can compare our regrets to people like Paul. Surely he regretted his opposition to Christ before he was converted. How did he deal with his regrets? We invite you to listen to a sermon titled, "It Repented Jehovah," that discusses how we should deal with regrets.