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Sermons from First Baptist Church of St. Charles
First Baptist Church of St. Charles
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Total Sermons: 37
Total Amens: 673
What or who regulates, controls and justifies your life? What or who regulates all you say and do? We have too many in the church who are comfortable with the ways of the world. This is stopping the growth of the church, as God commands us to follow Jesus Christ and to hate the ways of the world. The TRUE church will evict the world from its midst and glorify God only!
What will I be when I grow up in Christ? Will I be disappointed because me and loved ones suffer and our prayers seem to go unanswered? Or will I be like Job? With a rock solid faith because we have been shaken by God. God is shaking the world and we need to stand up and take a stand for God and stand firm with Him. Will we study, meditate, praise and pray in the knowledge that God is in control at all times.
Is the church still relevant today? The deacon ministry and Sunday school? Is it still relevant? This question is asked often by the world in order to get us to doubt and more of the world in our hearts. This is one of the reasons there is a lack of love in the hearts of people; to include church people and Christ followers. But Christ is very clear in His message: "Love one another". So the church needs to get their love in line with all things happening today. With all the hatred and discrimination. So the question to ask yourself is "how is your love meter"? Do you give love because somebody loved you? Or do you give love NO MATTER who somebody is or what they have done (to you). In other words: Is your love a worldly love or is your love a Godly (agape), unconditional love?
Do you know for sure that you are saved? Or do you lack power (of God) and are you disqualified from service for God because you have doubt. The reason many in the church are not on fire for God is because they doubt. But Scripture is clear. We do not have to doubt. If we walk in His way, we are saved. If we keep His commands, we are saved. And with this assurance comes a fire that cannot be quenched by anything.
Are you confident you are a Child of God? More important; Do you act like one? God addresses us as "little children" out of love. John is doing the same thing here in chapter 2. His desire is not to stay like children, but for us to become mature Christians, by studying and applying the Word of God daily in our lives. Only then will our lives be a testimony for God. Only then will there be real joy in your life.