"Is There A Man In The House?"

Paul told Timothy that in the last days we need "Faithful Men".

We need them for
1. The Security Of Our Nation.
2. The Structure Of The Home.
3. The Stability Of The Church.

S- savory - Job 6:6
A- affects - 2 Kings 2:30-33
L- lasting - Leviticus 2::13
T- torture - Mark 9:49 Refuge
Psalm 119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Safety - Hiding Place
Shield - My Shield
Sword - Hope in thy Word

Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

1. Whom God sent. "His Son." What a sacrifice, what suffering 1
2. Why God sent His Son. "To bless you." What grace, what love!
3. Wherein this blessing consists.

In turning from iniquities
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
In turning to God
1 Thes. 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;



Trees in the Scripture

Gen. 3:8 -Tree of Concealment ---- Sinner hiding from God
Song of Sol 2:3 - Tree of Comfort -- Our Christ and Comforter
Luke 19:4 - Tree of Conviction --- Position for identification
John 1:47-48 - Tree of Confession - Position For Conversion
Galatians 3:13 - Tree of Cursing --- Position for Condemnation

Planted ----- Fig Tree Luke 13:6
Proved ----- Let it alone - Luke 13:8
Producing - Known by Fruit - Matt 7:17-20
Plucked ---- By Roots - Jude Vrs. 12
Perishing -- Cast into Fire - Matt 3:10



Two Classes of Trees
Matt 7:13-23

Corrupt Tree ------- State of a Sinner - Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Condemned Tree -- Under Condemnation - Vrs 17 // John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Cut Tree --------------Judgment of God \/ Luke 13:7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? Represents the Lost & then Burned.

Good Tree - Matt 7:7 - Made good by Drafting - James 1:21
Graceful Tree - Psalm 90:12 - Like a Palm - Known for fruit, endurance and up righteousness
Green Tree - Psalm 1:1-3 - Planted by the water - Blessed // and giving.


Seven Cries From The Tree

1. Forgiveness
2. Family Relationship
3. Full Salvation
4. Forsaken For Sin’s Debt
5. Fulfilled Scripture
6. Finished Works
7. Father’s Hands


Judges 9:6 - 15 -Trees of
Trouble - Gen. 2:17 -------Pictures disobedience of God’s Word
Righteous - 2 Peter 2:24 - Pictures God’s righteous Judgment
Eternal - Rev 22:2 -------- Pictures God’s Christ our Savior
Endurance - Luke 13:8--- Pictures God’s enduring Mercy


God Is:
God is Love - 1 John 4:8
God is Life - John 5:26
God Is Light - 1 John 1:5

Mark 2 “Borne of Four”

1. Helpless - Carried by others - Vrs. 3
2. Happy - Sins forgiven - Vrs. 5
3. Healed - Now carries what carried him - Vrs. 12

Saved Of God

1. Sought - John 9:1-7
2. Bought - John 9:34-35
3. Wrought - John 14:2-3

When Betrayal Comes

If Judas Waited After Easter
The older I grow the more I ponder Judas Iscariot. He came so near to not betraying Jesus. He was a loyal disciple. It took courage to join that little band, and Judas had it.
Then doubts began. What kind of Messiah was this who refused violent revolution and talked about loving one's enemies? Was not this idealistic Jesus letting them down?
So the doubts grew, until in an explosive hour—oh, 51 votes against 49—Judas sold his Lord. He came near to not doing it, that when he saw what he had done, he hanged himself in shame.
Ah, Judas, if you had only doubted your doubts enough to wait until Easter, until Pentecost, until Paul came, you would not be the supreme traitor of the centuries. You stood in the presence of divine greatness, and you disbelieved.


Believer’s Life
John 3:18
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Pure - Acts 15:9
Peaceful - Romans 5:1
Pardoned - Acts 10:43

The Tithes Power With God
Malachi 3:10
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

God’s Promise - MalachI 3:10 - “I Wills”
God’s Provision - MalachI 3:10 “Windows of Heaven”
God’s Presence - Matthew 6:33
God’s Preaching - James 5:19-20


Who is the Devil?
Where is the Devil?
Why is the Devil?

Magnificent Message
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Loving Creator - “For God”
Lost World - “the world” (mankind)
Liberal Sacrifice - “He Gave”
Liberating Gift - “His Son”



Sin and God’s People
Jeremiah 5:25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
Sin’s Problem “Iniquities”
Sin’s Penalty - “Withholden”
Sin’s People - “Your sins”
Sin’s Pardon - 1 John 1:7

7 “C’s”

Conviction - John 16:8
Courage - Joshua 1:8-10
Charity - 2 Tim 2:21
Consecration - Rom 12:1-2
Cross Bearing -Luke 14:27
Christ - John 1:12
Concern - Ps 142:2

Origin Of Easter
There is no annual celebration of the resurrection of Christ recorded in the New Testament. The Jewish Christians linked it with the Passover and so observed in on the 14th day of Nisan (April) regardless of the day of the week. However, Gentile believers later celebrated the annual resurrection of the Lord's day.
In the year 325 at the Council of Nicea, it was decided that Easter would be observed on the First Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox (the time when the sun crosses the equator, approximately March 21 and September 22). This is still our method of determining the date of Easter. It will always fall between March 22nd and April 25th.
The name "Easter" comes from a pagan holiday which fell during that time of the year. It was a very joyful holiday with much brightness and tradition observed. From this, we get some of our tradition (Easter outfits, decorating of baskets, etc.)
But, the most important thing about Easter, Resurrection Sunday, is this: Are you really "in Christ?" Are you living daily for Jesus? If we say we believe, then we will show it by our fruits. This is not done by worshiping only on special holidays.

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