FAITHFULNESS–RESOLVED or RELUCTANT?

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TEXT: DANIEL 1:1-8

TITLE: FAITHFULNESS – RESOLVED or RELUCTANT?

AUTHOR: JACK WOODARD                                                 

INTRODUCTION:

All of us are familiar with the story of Daniel, and how at a young age (probably 15 or 16 years of age) he was taken captive by the Babylonian Army and sent to Babylon along with hundreds of others. Upon arrival he was one of a select few young men chosen to be trained to help administrate Nebuchadnezzar’s Kingdom. As a young man, who was a Child of God, this immediately presented Daniel and his fellow captives with several challenges to their Faith and their Faithfulness to their God. The very same challenges every young Christian is facing today in our society.  (See my sermon on Daniel; Point #1, under SERMON CATEGORY, at http://jackwoodard.wordpress.com)

1. The Challenge of a Secular Education [Daniel 1:4]

2. The Challenge of Sinful Enticements  [Daniel 1:5-8]

3. The Challenge of…

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Sermon Notes from Song of Solomon 052117

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My Beloved… My Friend

Song of Songs 5:1-16

With the positives and negatives of marriage, there must be love, facing life together, and friendship.  The home, marriage is the bedrock of our society.

Some thoughts…

  1.  Enjoy the intimacies of love in marriage, and praise one another (v. 1).
  2.   There will be times of discord, quarrels, and temporary rejections; learn from them and grow together.  Do not let trivial things, the kids, or the job or career get between you and your love for one another (vv. 2-8).
  3.  Be one another’s  friend – always return to praising and admiring each other (vv. 9-16).

Our best friend is our spouse next to Jesus who is the friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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Thoughts from Song of Solomon Seven

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Your Love Your Desire

Song of Solomon 7:1-13

Marriage is the bedrock of any strong society; that is a strong, godly marriage.  When it is cheapened by continuous divorce, remarriage, divorce, and remarriage it is no wonder that we are discussing the matters of immoral conduct in same sex, transsexual matters.

Christian keep your marriage strong.  Follow the example given by Solomon as a young man in love with his spouse (the Shulamite), and her love for him.

  1.  Build up her beauty without false flattery; with true love and admiration (vv. 1-5).
  2.   Admire her physical attributes… (vv. 6-9a)
  3.   She needs to let him know his love for her is approved, and that she has an assurance his desire is toward her alone (vv. 9b-13).

A strong Christian marriage is the testimony to the world of Christ love for us, His Church, and His sacrifice for the redemption of…

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Sermon Notes from Song of Songs Chapter Two

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Catch the Foxes

Song of Solomon 2:1-17,

“Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.”  Song of Songs 2:15 (KJV) Also see John 10:10

With there being deceptions and lies concerning marriage and love in our society and culture it is needful, even necessary for the Church of Jesus Christ, and every individual Christian to stand firm on God’s definition of Marriage, and His meaning of love.

It is my conviction that the Home and Marriage is the beginning or the end of a Nation or a society of people.  When marriages fail so will society and nations.  “As goes the home/marriage; so goes the nation.”

There are hindrances to a good marriage.  These can be the children, and the job, or career, school activities, failure to build your marriage and home upon the foundation of Christ and His word.

So…

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THE PARTY IS OVER, WE ARE JUST NOT SOBER ENOUGH TO REALIZE IT

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TITLE: THE PARTY IS OVER, WE ARE JUST NOT SOBER ENOUGH TO REALIZE IT
TEXT: DANIEL 5

“Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
In the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand, and wrote over against…

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CHRISTIAN HUNTING

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CHRISTIAN HUNTING
1. And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any “of this way (of The Way)”, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
[Acts 9:1,2]

Before the Apostle Paul was saved (Saul) his favorite sport was Christian Hunting.

If a man goes bear hunting, it’s not hard for him to recognize a bear when he sees one, but how did Saul recognize a Christian when he saw one? It was most certainly by the Way they were living (disciples of the Lord).
They were not shy to openly live for Jesus in a hostile world.

1. Their Separation

I’m sure when Saul went looking for Christians that there were several places that he never wasted…

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REPENTING OF THEIR REPENTANCE – THEN and NOW

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TITLE:REPENTING OF THEIR REPENTANCE – THEN and NOW
TEXT: [MARK 1:1-5] – [John 1:11,12]

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
[MARK 1:1-5]
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11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of…

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GOD’S WORD TO A REBELLIOUS NATION – WISE UP

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TITLE: GOD’S WORD TO A REBELLIOUS NATION – WISE UP
TEXT: PROVERBS 1:20-33

“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh…

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THE NEXT THREE GREAT EVENTS THE LORD HAS PROPHESIED MUST COME TO PASS BEFORE THE TRIBULATION PERIOD BEGINS – PAUL’S ARGUMENT FOR A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

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TITLE:THE NEXT THREE GREAT EVENTS THE LORD HAS PROPHESIED MUST COME TO PASS BEFORE THE TRIBULATION PERIOD BEGINS

[PAUL’S ARGUMENT FOR THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH]

TEXT: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God…

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Daniel 1:8-16

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GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU
1 Peter 5:7

When You Purposely Stand For Him

Daniel 1:8-16

Purpose – To see by faith, that God cares for His people when we must take a purposeful stand to forward His name and His faith.

OUTLINE –
I.  DANIEL TOOK A PURPOSEFUL STAND NOT TO EAT OF THE KING’S PROVISIONS (v. 8).
II.  DANIEL IS REMINDED OF THE POSSIBLE COST OF TAKING THIS STAND – ESPECIALLY FOR HIS FRIEND (vv. 9-10).
III.  DANIEL IS NOT STANDING ALONE – HANANIAH, MISHAEL, AND AZARIAH ARE STANDING WITH HIM (vv. 10-13).
IV.  GOD BLESSES THEIR FAITH AND THEIR STAND (vv. 14-16).

We must all consider the fact, as Christians, that we are strangers in a foreign land.  Some may not like, nor appreciate that statement, but if our citizenship is in heaven, and with God, then, we are indeed strangers in this land.  It matters…

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DANIEL’S CHALLENGES

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DANIEL: THE CHRISTIAN IN THE NEW AMERICA 

TEXT:DANIEL 1:1-20

AUTHOR: JACK  WOODARD

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INTRODUCTION:

Daniel, like many of the young people in America today, was born in a time when his nation had turned its back upon the Lord and were serving false gods and living godless lives. The Prophet Jeremiah was called by the Lord to warn the nation to repent and return to the Lord or face severe judgment at the hands of the Babylonian Armies and for 40 years he was faithful to his heavenly calling. His repeated warnings to his nation fell on deaf ears and hard hearts, but in the midst of this Apostasy the Scriptures tell us of at least 6 different people who Jeremiah must have influenced, (Baruch, Jeremiah’s personal secretary, [Jeremiah 36:4] the ProphetHabakkuk; Daniel and his 3 Hebrew fellow captives) which kept the torch of…

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NO ROOM FOR THE REAL JESUS

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No Room For Jesus At The Inn

TEXT: “…because there was no room for them in the inn.” [Luke 2:7]
TITLE: THERE IS STILL NO ROOM FOR THE REAL JESUS

Introduction:
The world will always make room for their manufactured Jesus, but it is rare to see them willing to make room for the manifested Jesus of the Bible.

I. THE PLACES WHERE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR JESUS

A. There Is No Longer Any Room For Jesus In Our Government
B. There Is No Longer Any Room For Jesus In Our Schools
C. There Is No Longer Any Room For Jesus In Our Military
D. There Is No Longer Any Room For Jesus In Our Corporations
E. There Is No Longer Any Room For Jesus In Our Public Square
F. There Is No Longer Any Room For Jesus In Our Sports
G. There Is No Longer Any Room For Jesus In Our Science
H. There Is…

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The Sound of Abundance of Rain

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Elijah had faced the greatest trial of his life, and won the greatest victory for the name of YaHWeH/Jehovah.  He had prayed a simple prayer to God,

“LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that Thou art God in Israel, and that I am Thy servant, and that I have done all these things at Thy word.  Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that Thou art the LORD God, and that Thou hast turned their heart back again.”  1 Kings 18:36-37 (KJV)

The LORD God heard Elijah’s prayer, and did just what Elijah asked for.  Fire fell (v. 38), burnt the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, the dust, and licked up the water in the trench which Elijah had placed around the altar to display the power of God.  This was no magicians trick; no wizards wand was…

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A Magnificent Surrender

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PURPOSE:  Since becoming a Christian is the most important thing to happen in one’s life there are many similarities to our lives with Mary, the mother of Jesus; We received a special call, and appearance from our God; We have been given a message to share with all people;  We must be obedient to God if we are to be counted faithful; We have a right worship of God and His Son Jesus; and we worship with expectation of His soon coming and with patience we wait for Him.

OUTLINE FOR Luke 1:26-56:

I.  A MAGNIFICENT APPEARANCE (vv. 26-28).

II.  A MAGNIFICENT MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR ALL PEOPLE (vv. 29-37).

III.  A MAGNIFICENT OBEDIENCE (v. 38).

IV.  A MAGNIFICENT WORSHIP (vv. 39-55).

V.  A MAGNIFICENT PATIENCE (v. 56).

There are probably many things in life which we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell that we could call “Magnificent”.  However, when…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIBLE IN THESE PERILOUS TIMES

Here is a great sermon outline by a godly preacher.

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TITLE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIBLE IN THESE PERILOUS TIMES
TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-17

Introduction:

No person can afford to be ignorant or misinformed on what the Bible says on any subject in these perilous times we are living in. Your eternal soul and the eternal souls of others depend upon them knowing and believing the Truth of God’s Word.

1. THE AUTHOR OF THE BIBLE [2Timothy 3:16]

A. The Procedure [“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God” 2Tim.3:16a; 2 Peter 1:21]

B. The Proofs

1. The testimony of Jesus

a. Jesus authenticated the Old Testament [Mark 7:9,10; Luke 24:27,44]

b. Jesus pre-authenicated the New Testament [John 14:26; 16:13]

2. The fulfilled prophecies [Deuteronomy 18:20-22]

3. The Bible’s unity

4. The Bible’s endurance [1Peter 1:25]

5. The Bible’s power [Hebrews 412]

11. THE AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE

A. Subjects

1. Matters of this life

a. Salvation…

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A Prophecy of our Lord’s Birth

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The following is an outline of a sermon I preached in December of 2006, and posted at Wings As Eagles on December 11, 2006.  I repost it here for this season of remembering His birth.

THE BIRTH FORETOLD

Isaiah 7:1-14

OUTLINE –

I. JUDAH/JERUSALEM WAS UNDER SEIGE, AND GREAT THREAT FROM THE SYRIANS WITH SUPPORT FROM EPHRAIM/ISRAEL (vv. 1-2)

II. GOD SENT ISAIAH TO AHAZ, THE GRANDSON OF UZZIAH TO COMFORT AND ENCOURAGE HIM CONCERNING THE TERRORISM AT THEIR GATES (vv. 3-7).

III. GOD’S WORDS CONCERNING THOSE WHO RISE UP AGAINST THE RIGHTEOUS REMNANT (vv. 8-9).

IV. GOD GIVES A SIGN, DESPITE THE ARROGANCE AND UNWILLINGNESS TO OBEY FROM AHAZ; OF THE GOD-MAN WHO WOULD COME BY WAY OF A VIRGIN (vv. 10-16).

INTRODUCTION –

I. Living In An Affluent Society As We Do; We Often Do Not Realize The Fears and Battles Which Others In the World Are Going…

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TITLE: “IS AMERICA’S END DRAWING NEAR?”

TEXT:   JEREMIAH 1:1-4; 5:9; 8:20                       

 

AUTHOR: JACK WOODARD

SERMON OUTLINE:

Introduction:

I. A Nation Divided

II. A Nation in Decline

III. A Nation in Defiance

IV. A Nation in Depravity

V. A Nation in Derision

VI. A Nation in Denial

VII. A Nation Destroyed

VIII. Major Difference

Epilogue

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INTRODUCTION:

Jeremiah was Judah’s last prophet before going into Babylonian Captivity. He was called by the Lord to begin his ministry during the reign of Judah’s boy king, King Josiah. In we are given the record of Josiah’s reign. Josiah’s father (Amon) and grandfather (Manasseh) were evil men whose love for sin and wickedness led them to forsake the True God of Israel and attempt to re­place Him with false gods who accepted and even encouraged sin and wickedness in the lives of their followers. (That is the kind of god America has now…

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