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CONFESSION: A WORKING MODEL – THE NEXT STEP #17

In today's society confession is primarily something we do IF we are caught doing something we're not supposed to do. Well, that's NOT Biblical confession, that's just admission. In this sermon entitled, Confession - a working model we're going to look at what true...

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BLESSINGS & CAUTIONS – THE NEXT STEP #16

Drano is a great product - if your sink is clogged.  It can unstop that oily hairy plug.  That's a blessing.  But you don't want to eat those little sugar looking crystals.  It is a caustic poison.  That's a caution!  Yes, it's true, a product can be good and...

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DID JESUS EVER REPENT? – THE NEXT STEP #14

Did Jesus ever repent?  The question isn't just hypothetical?  The reason it is being asked at all is because we find in Mark chapter one that the very first act of Christ's ministry was to go down to the Jordon river where John the Baptists was preaching and request...

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POWERFUL PENITENCE – THE NEXT STEP #13

There is a science to salvation.  Science, by definition, is testable, provable, replicable. So, is the science of repentance, is the working model of repentance something we can replicate in our lives?  Is repentance something we can experience "on demand"? In this...

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REPENTANCE: A WORKING MODEL – THE NEXT STEP #12

If we were to  play a little word association game the first three words I've written down below would probably come easy for most people.  But what about the fourth word? OFF          -          OVER          -          BLACK          -          REPENTANCE If you...

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BATTLE FOR THE HEART – THE NEXT STEP #11

REVIEW:  OK, God loves me!  He loved me enough to die for me while I was yet a sinner!  How do I know I'm a sinner?  Because God gave us a law, clear lines that mark between right and wrong, good and bad, life and death.  But I've already crossed that line.  But it's...

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ESCAPE FROM SIN – THE NEXT STEP #10

So, we've been talking about sin - It's the transgression of God's law.  We've talked about why we sin - we desire it and we choose to.  Once we've broken God's law, once we've sinned, fallen into the deep pit, how do we get out?  How do we escape from sin once we've...

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THE MOTIVE TO SIN – THE NEXT STEP #9

We know drinking and driving is dumb, but we do it anyway.  We know smoking causes cancer, impotence, emphysema, and death, but we still smoke.  Why?  If we know cheating on our spouse could ruin our marriage, our carrier, our life, why do we still do it? In the...

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THE LINE THAT DIVIDES – THE NEXT STEP #8

Is it a "sin" to eat a burger at a fast food joint like McDonalds? Virtually all christians today would say, "No, not at all." But that answer would be based on what? In most cases our culture. But the question is, "Is it a sin?"  On what basis do we define sin, on...

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