Sunday Morning Sermon for 5/26/13

Rather than make a separate post for it, just wanted to note that the sermon audio for 5/19/13 is unavailable because I forgot to take the recorder to church with me.  This week’s sermon is available however.  You can listen by clicking on the sermon entitled “Taking a Holiday” in the player on the right or by following this link.  Notes are available below or on the audio site as a PDF.

Taking a Holiday

Hebrews 3:7-4:11

Sermon notes 5/26/13

  1. Living Today

    1. Exhort one another – v. 13

    2. Today, not tomorrow – Psalm 95

  2. The Good News

    1. The same good news – Hebrews 4:2

    2. Trust and Obey

    3. The importance of obedience – Hebrews 5:8

  3. The Time of Rest

    1. When is it? – 4:1-11

    2. The Sabbath and the Kingdom of God – Matthew 11:28-30

    3. Striving to rest?

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 5/12/13

We have audio for this week.  You can listen by clicking on the sermon entitled “Follow the Leader” in the player on the right or by following this link.  Note are available below or on the site with the audio as a PDF file.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Follow the Leader

Philippians 2:1-11

Sermon notes 5/12/13

  1. Complete Joy

    1. Same mind

    2. Same love

    3. Same spirit

  2. Consider Jesus

    1. True Servant

    2. Total Humility

    3. Tested Obedience

  3. Confess Jesus

    1. With your lips – Romans 10:9-10

    2. With your life – Romans 12:1-2

    3. With your love – John 15:9-17

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 5/27/12

We have sound again.  I switched back to the old recorder and will wait to try with the other one until next week when we have a guest preacher in the pulpit.  The message this week is about revival and about breaking hard hearts.  I pray that you will be richly blessed though God’s Word this week.

You can click on this link to open a new window which will play the audio file.  The notes are here on the page so if you wish to look at them, leave the other window/tab open and click on this one to follow along.  If you are having trouble with this new format for listening to sermon audio, please let me know.  This is still an experiment at this point.

If the audio link above doesn’t work try the audio bar below by pressing play.

Revived Hearts

Ephesians 4:17-32

Sermon notes 5/27/12

  1. Study to learn, learn to do

    1. The good way – v. 24-32

    2. The bad way – v. 17-22

    3. The barrier between – a hardened heart

  2. A Heart Problem – Pharoah’s hardened heart

    1. Strengthened heart (Unbreakable patterns)

    2. Weighed down heart (Pride)

    3. Inflexible(Uncooperative)

  3. Brokenness – How does our heart soften and revive?

    1. Hosea 6:1-6 – Trials

    2. Jeremiah 4:1-4 – Voluntary (Hosea 10:12)

    3. Psalm 85

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 5/6/12

We had a wonderful service this morning.  It is always good to be in the house of the Lord together with our family of God here in Langdon, but we had an especially great time this morning.  The message this week is about knowing God’s will and “making the call” on matters where wisdom is needed.  I pray that God will richly bless you through His Word.

And I just wanted to pass along a note for those who might be interested.  More formal information will be soon forthcoming, but we are planning a 40th anniversary celebration for the church on the weekend of September 22-23, 2012.  If you are subscribed to the posts here, you will get a notice as I promise to post updates here to the church’s site as we get them.

You Make the Call

Sermon notes 5/6/12

  1. The Lord’s Will – James 4:13-17

    1. Don’t be paralyzed

      1. Acts 18:18-21; 21:7-15

      2. Missing God’s will?

    2. Learning God’s Will – Ephesians 5:15-21

      1. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

      2. Romans 12:1-2 – Getting Godly wisdom

  2. Real wisdom – Deuteronomy 4:5-8

    1. God’s instruction is wisdom – Proverbs 1:1-7

      1. Proverbs 1:20-33

      2. Proverbs 3:13-35

    2. The foolishness of man – Romans 1:18-23

  3. How does this apply to God’s Will for my life?

    1. Know what is indisputably right – Ephesians 5:17

    2. Know how to judge correctly – John 7:24

    3. Be ready to make the call – Matthew 18:18-20

      1. Ezra 7:25

      2. Romans 14:1, 22

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 4/22/12

It has been a great week in the Lord here at FBC Langdon.  We had a good time meeting together on Saturday to talk about the direction of our ministry as we move toward starting intentional small group discipleship in our church.  Sunday was a lot of fun as well.  One of our youth shared a song with us (which I unfortunately can’t put on here), but it was a blessing.  The message is about our mission from God, to make disciples.  I know we talk about it a lot, but that is only because it is the one main task that Jesus left for us to do.  May you be richly blessed through God’s Word and may you grow as a disciple of Jesus.

A Mission from God

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:11

Sermon notes 4/22/12

  1. Controlled by love – 2 Corinthians 5:11-15

    1. Knowing the fear of the Lord

    2. Compelled by Christ’s love

    3. Not living for ourselves

  2. Created anew – v. 16-21

    1. Old things have passed away

    2. A ministry of reconciliation

    3. Christ, our righteousness

  3. Consumed by our mission

    1. Now is the time

    2. A difficult path

    3. Living the conundrum

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 2/19/12

We had a wonderful time together in the Lord this week.  We were privileged to get a report from a member of our local Gideon camp on the work that they do and have a chance to contribute to that work as well.  For those of you unfamiliar with their mission and ministry, I invite you to check them out and support their efforts to spread the Word of God to the nations.

The sermon this week deals with Jesus’ yoke and the call He gives to us to take on that yoke.  Notes are available below for your study and to follow along with the sermon.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

The Master’s Yoke

Matthew 11:25-30

Sermon notes 2/19/12

  1. Finding Rest

    1. Jeremiah 6:16-21

    2. Hebrews 4:1-13

      1. Rest is connected with obedience

      2. Rest isn’t realized until eternity

  2. A Yoke and a Burden

    1. Jeremiah 5:1-5

    2. Acts 15:10 – Yoke is Torah

    3. Matthew 23:2-3 – Burden is obligation (Luke 11:46)

    4. Galatians 5:1-6

  3. Learn from the Master

    1. Easy yokes and light burdens – Matthew 23:2-3

    2. Micah 4:2-3

      1. 1 John 5:1-3

      2. Hebrews 12:3-17

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 2/5/12

Sorry this one is getting posted a few days late.  We had a dear lady in our church go home to be with the Lord late last week and the funeral arrangements meant that we had family and public visitation on Sunday night and a funeral on Monday afternoon.  This lady, Marge, and her husband (who passed a few years ago), were vital members of our congregation for many years, going back to the beginning of the church in the 70’s.  Please remember them in your prayers, that the Lord would give the family comfort in a time of loss.

The message this week begins our look at a few of the “macaroni” issues in Scripture.  That is to say, issues where changes in language and/or unawareness of the meaning of the phrase has led to problems in understanding what our Master or Scripture is trying to say.  I mention this in the message itself, but I will say it for those who follow along here.  I do not pretend to have perfect understanding, and I am always glad to hear from those who see these things differently.  Feel free to leave a comment or question on these posts.  This week we are looking at Peter’s keys and binding and loosing.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Keys to the Kingdom

Matthew 16:13-20

Sermon notes 2/5/12

  1. What are the Keys of the Kingdom?

    1. An OT picture – Isaiah 22:15-22

    2. A Steward’s authority

      1. Matthew 19:27-29; Luke 22:24-30

      2. Binding and Loosing

  2. The real meaning of binding and loosing – Matthew 18:18-20

    1. Bind – Forbid

    2. Loose – Permit

    3. Legal decisions and authority

  3. What does it mean for us?

    1. This is Key – Open the door – Revelation 3:7-13

    2. Authority has limits

      1. Cannot rewrite God’s Word

      2. Interpretation – Acts 15:19-21

      3. Fulfilling the Law

    3. Building Stones – 1 Peter 2:1-12

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 1/29/12

We had a great time of worship in the Lord this Sunday.  We wrapped up our series looking at the jobs of a disciple by talking about what it means to make disciples.  We also participated in the Lord’s Supper together this week.  As always, the notes are available below the audio bar and you are invited to study further on your own.  Please feel free to leave comments as well if you have questions or would like to discuss anything further.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Being a Disciple

Sermon notes 1/29/12

  1. Four Jobs of a Disciple

    1. Memorize their teacher’s words – John 2:22; 15:20

    2. Learn the teacher’s traditions and interpretations– Luke 11:1

    3. Imitate their teacher’s actions – Luke 6:40

    4. To raise up disciples – Matthew 28:18-20

  2. To Raise Up Disciples – Matthew 28:18-20

    1. To make disciples you must first be a disciple

    2. Immersion/Baptism – Luke 6:46-49

    3. No picking and choosing – Matthew 5:17-20

    4. All Disciples are Jesus’ Disciples – Matthew 23:8-12

  3. A Very Long Task – Matthew 28:20

    1. A New Birth – John 3:3, 1 Corinthians 3:1

    2. Faith like a child – 1 Corinthians 13:11

    3. Growing up – Ephesians 4:15-16

    4. A Spiritual Parent – 1 Cor. 3:10-11, 1 Thess. 2:9-12

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 10/16/11

The audio quality for this week is a little bit spotty.  Since I was unaware of the previous battery issue until right as I started to preach this week, I didn’t have time to fix it.  I had to preach with just the podium mike on and I tend to wander when I preach.  I guess you could say that I wonder as I wander or something like that.  The notes are also available below.  I pray that you will be richly blessed by your time in God’s Word.

The Way You Are Going

Sermon notes 10/16/11

  1. Starting the journey – Genesis 12:1-9

    1. Walking by faith

    2. Not knowing where he was going – Hebrews 11:8

    3. I will show you

  2. Seeing the path – John 14:1-14

    1. You know the Way – v. 4

    2. A tie to Abraham – Romans 4:9-12

    3. Walking as He walked – 1 John 2:3-6

  3. The Walk of Life – Hebrews 12:1-3

    1. Walking by faith

    2. Father Abraham – Romans 4:16-5:5

    3. Abiding in faith – John 15:1-17

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Sunday Morning Sermon for 10/9/11

As I was doing my catch up work to post these, I feared that I might have no audio for this week since I didn’t replace the battery in the wireless yet and didn’t know it had gone out mid-sermon the week before.  In checking the audio for this week though, the whole sermon seems to be there.  It doesn’t cut off short in any case.  Maybe God just didn’t want the latter half of last week’s to get out there on the web for some reason.  🙂

Notes are below if you would like to follow along or study more yourself.  May God richly bless you through His Word.

Children of God

1 John 3

Sermon notes 10/9/11

  1. Purify yourself – v. 1-6

    1. Be like Him

    2. Purify –

      1. Used regarding Temple purification

      2. 1 Peter 1:13-25 (through obedience)

    3. The nature of sin (lawlessness)

  2. Whose child are you? – v. 7-15

    1. Practicing righteousness

    2. Practicing lawlessness (sin)

  3. Love the brothers (and sisters)

    1. Love sacrifices

    2. Love is tangible

    3. The commandments of God are love

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