20221023 Are You A Follower?

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022

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Pastor Matt McFarland

Acts 2:41 (CED) 41 Those who accepted Peter’s message were baptized. God brought about three thousand people into the community on that day.

Matthew 28:19 – 20 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.”

John 13:35. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.”

Luke 14:26 26 “Whoever comes to me and doesn’t hate father and mother, spouse and children, and brothers and sisters—yes, even one’s own life—cannot be my disciple.

Matthew 10:24 – 25. 24 “Disciples aren’t greater than their teacher, and slaves aren’t greater than their master. 25 It’s enough for disciples to be like their teacher and slaves like their master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, it’s certain that they will call the members of his household by even worse names.

Luke 14:27. 27 Whoever doesn’t carry their own cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

2 Corinthians 5:17. 17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!

 

 

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20220731 Sunday School for Adults Series – Tower of Babel

Pastor Matt McFarland

Genesis 11:1 -9 (MSG)

God Turned Their Language into ‘Babble’”

11 1-2 At one time, the whole Earth spoke the same language. It so happened that as they moved out of the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled down.

They said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and fire them well.” They used brick for stone and tar for mortar.

Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower that reaches Heaven. Let’s make ourselves famous so we won’t be scattered here and there across the Earth.”

God came down to look over the city and the tower those people had built.

Psalm 127:1 1-2 If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks.
If God doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap.
It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late,  and work your worried fingers to the bone.
Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?

Genesis 11:7-8 6-9 God took one look and said, “One people, one language; why, this is only a first step. No telling what they’ll come up with next—they’ll stop at nothing! Come, we’ll go down and garble their speech so they won’t understand each other.” Then God scattered them from there all over the world. And they had to quit building the city. That’s how it came to be called Babel, because there God turned their language into “babble.” From there God scattered them all over the world.

Philippians 2:5-8. 5-8 Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

2 Corinthians 5:21. 21 How? you ask. In Christ. God put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God.

John 15:5.  5-8 I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.

Genesis 11:6. 6-9 God took one look and said, “One people, one language; why, this is only a first step. No telling what they’ll come up with next—they’ll stop at nothing! Come, we’ll go down and garble their speech so they won’t understand each other.” Then God scattered them from there all over the world. And they had to quit building the city. That’s how it came to be called Babel, because there God turned their language into “babble.” From there God scattered them all over the world.

1 Corinthians 1:10. 

The Cross: The Irony of God’s Wisdom

10 I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Master. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common.

 

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20230129 Keys To Getting Your Prayers Answered

Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Pastor Matt McFarland 

1 ) You have to ASK (pray:-)

2) You need to know what’s available
3 John 2 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,                              even as thy soul prospereth.
Philippians 4:19 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in                                                   glory by Christ Jesus.

3) Your wants and needs have to be in balance
Matthew 18:19 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as                                                    touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of                                              my Father which is in heaven.
James 4:2-3 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye                                       fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and                                                   receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your                                         lusts.

4) You have to Pray in the name of Jesus He is our Messenger, sitting at the right            hand of God, to relay our requests.
John 15:16 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that                                      ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:                                        that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it                                        you.
       Romans 8:34 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is                                           risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh                                             intercession for us.

5) You must ask according to the will of God God is light and in Him is no darkness        at all.
1 John 5:14  14
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing
according to his will, he heareth us:

6) You must Believe to Receive Believe in God’s ABILITY to answer your prayer, not          His action in doing so.
Romans 4:20-21 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but                                                      was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully                                                              persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to                                                            perform.
        Numbers 23:19 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was
strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded                                                  that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.                        Hebrews 11:11 11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed,                                              and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she                                                  judged him faithful who had promised.
John 6:28-29 28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the                                            works of God? 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the                                                work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

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20230118 God Gave The Best Gift !

Sunday, January 18, 2023

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Pastor Matt McFarland

Luke 2:8 (NIV) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

Luke 2:13 – 14 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

Ephesians 2:4 – 5. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

 

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20230101 Suggested Resolutions

Sunday, January 01, 2023

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Pastor Matt McFarland

Acts 2:1 (KJ21). And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

John 15:5 5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without Me ye can do nothing.

1) Find some time for GOD

2) Stay or Become active in local worship service

3) Tithe

Malachi 3:10 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and put Me to the proof now herewith,” saith the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open to you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

4) Turn your troubles over to GOD & ask for is help.

Jeremiah 29:11. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Genesis 8:11. 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Luke 6:38. 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete, therewith it shall be measured to you again.”

 

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20230108 Be The Salt, Be The Light

Sunday, January 8, 2023

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Pastor Matt McFarland

Matthew 5:13 – 16  13 “Ye are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.

Love

Give

Forgive

Be Kind, Be Compassionate

Mark 2:16 – 17  16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with publicans and sinners, they said unto His disciples, “How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?”

17 When Jesus heard it, He said unto them, “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Matthew 13:3 – 8  And He spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, “Behold, a sower went forth to sow.

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside; and the fowls came and devoured them up.

Some fell upon stony places where they had not much earth; and forthwith they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth.

And when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them.

But others fell into good ground and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

2 Corinthian 5:17  17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the Day of Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Ephesians 4:22, 24 22 that ye put off, concerning your former manner of living, the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

 

 

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20210418 Have You Gone Back to Fishing?

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