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Sermons from White Oak Baptist Church
White Oak Baptist Church
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Total Sermons: 159
Total Amens: 9
Pastor Michael teaches a brief devotion on having an attitude of gratitude illustrated from the story of the ten Lepers in Luke 17 and then challenges everyone will we be one of the nine who walk away or the one who comes back to say thank you.
Has someone wrong or cheated you? Has someone betrayed you, broke confidence? Has someone hurt you emotionally, physically, financially? Are you holding a grudge against someone this morning and not extending grace to them? Has your heart become calloused, bitter and cold toward them? When it comes to forgiving our fellow brother, are we more like the master (Jesus) or more like the unmerciful servant?
We owe a debt we cannot pay and Jesus paid a debt He did not owe and how did Jesus pay our great debt? He paid it with His life on the cross-His life for ours! One day Jesus is coming to settle up with our debt of sin, and unless we have found ourself on our knees in submission, crying out for mercy, begging the Lord to take our debt and set us free and save us from eternal hell, we’ll have to pay our debt with our life for eternity in hell. The choice is yours-either you pay for your sin debt or you can ask Jesus to.
Today, we take a second look at Paul’s prayer for the Colossians and how it was a prayer not only for them to grow in knowledge of the will of God but also to live a fruitful life that would be pleasing to God. In other words, Paul was praying for their spiritual learning to go deeper (orthodoxy-correct beliefs), and he was praying for their effectual living (orthopraxy-correct behavior). Spiritual growth is directly linked with knowledge of the Word of God.
Pastor Michael reflects back upon his previous message on the topic of "being filled with the knowledge of God's will" (Col. 1:9) and shares his personal testimony, stuggles and victories. He reveals through his life it has been the knowledge of God's Word that has made him who he is and the same will be true for any person desiring to grow in the knowldge of God's Word.