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"We've Got It Made"

(Scripture: Phil. 4:1-19)

Introduction:
Beloved be consistent (v.1)
Beloved be considerate (v.2,3)
Beloved be content (v.4)

  1. We have the privilege of prayer. (v.6)
  2. We have the peace of God to keep us. (v.7)
  3. We have a positive philosophy to live by. (v.8)
  4. We have the presence of God to accompany us. (v.9)
  5. We have the patern of God to challenge us. (v.9)
  6. We have the plan of contentment to calm us.(v.11)
  7. We have the power of God to strengthen us. (v.13)
  8. We have the promise of God to provide for us. (v.19)

"Seven Dispensations"

  1. Innocence in the garden
  2. Conscience after the fall
  3. Human Government - Noah
  4. Promise of Abraham
  5. Law of Moses
  6. Grace of Jesus Christ
  7. Millennium of God

"The Word of God"

  1. Milk (I Peter 2:2)
  2. Bread (Deut. 8:3)
  3. Meat (I Cor. 3:2)
  4. Honey (Psa. 19:10)
  5. Sword (Eph. 6:17)
  6. Light (Psa. 43:3)
  7. Lamp (Psa. 119:105)

"Left to us in His Will"

Scripture: (Rom. 8:17)

  1. Unsearchable riches
  2. Unshakeable testimony
  3. Unspeakable joy
  4. Unlimited power
  5. Undisturbed peace
  6. Unfailing presence
  7. Unalterable promises

"Seven Deadly Sins"

Scripture: (Rom. 14:23)

  1. Wealth without work
  2. Pleasure without conscience
  3. Knowledge without character
  4. Commerce without morality
  5. Science without humanity
  6. Worship without sacrifice
  7. Politics without principle

"Schools of Religious Thinking"

  1. The Word minus Spirit = legalism
  2. The Spirit minus Word = fanaticism
  3. The Word + Spirit = conviction
  4. The Word + Spirit minus faith = a hard heart
  5. The Word + faith minus Spirit = dead orthodoxy
  6. The Spirit + faith minus Word = cults
  7. The Word + Spirit + faith = Success

"We Can Know the Will of God"

Scripture: (John 7:17)

It is God's will that all:

  1. Be Saved. (II Pet.3:9)
  2. Be Spirit filled. (Eph. 5:16,17)
  3. Speak & sing spiritual songs. (Eph. 5:19)
  4. Show thanks (Eph. 5:20)
  5. Submit to one another. (Eph. 5:21)
  6. Sanctify ourselves (I Thess. 4:3-4)
  7. Suffer. (I Pet. 4:12,13, 19)

"Seven Wonders of the Bible"

Scripture: (Isa. 40:8)

  1. The wonder of its formation
  2. The wonder of its unification
  3. The wonder of its age
  4. The wonder of its sale
  5. The wonder of its interest
  6. The wonder of its language
  7. The wonder of its preservation

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"Come"

(Scripture: John 11:28)

  1. Come and rest. (Matt. 11:28)
  2. Come and drink. (John 7:37)
  3. Come and follow. (Mark 1:17)
  4. Come and see. (John 1:30)
  5. Come ye apart. (Matt. 6:31)
  6. Come and dine. (John 21:12)
  7. Come and take of the water of life freely. (Mark 10:21)

"Testings of Joseph"

(Scripture: James 1:12)

  1. He was not shaken by adversity. (Gen. 37:20)
  2. He was not spoiled by prosperity. (Gen. 39:2-6)
  3. He was not disturbed by false accusations. (Gen. 39:14-16)
  4. He was not moved by subtle temptation. (Gen. 39:7)
  5. He was not wounded by broken promises. (Gen. 40:21-23)
  6. He was not hindered by human reasoning. (Gen 45:5-8)
  7. He was not confined by limitation of time. (Gen. 50:25)

"Vessels of Honor"

(Scripture: II Tim. 2:20,21)

  1. People who are faithful (Rev. 2:10)
  2. People who are willing (I Cor. 9:17)
  3. People who are optimistic (Phil 4:8)
  4. People who are industrious (John 5:17)
  5. People who are boosters (Luke 10:30)
  6. People who are liberal (II Cor. 8:9)
  7. People who are concerned (Rom. 9:1)

"Vision"

(Scripture: Matt. 17:1-9 and Prov. 29:18)

  1. Vision of His person
  2. Vision of His presence
  3. Vision of His passion
  4. Vision of His perseverance
  5. Vision of His priesthood
  6. Vision of His pre-milleniul return

"To be Used of God"

(Scripture: Deut. 8:1-3)

  1. Doctrinal soundness
  2. Decision making
  3. Dependence on God
  4. Dedication to the work
  5. Diligence to one's calling
  6. Devotion to the Lord
  7. Delight in the soul

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"You Can See God"

(Scripture: Psa. 139:8)

  1. God in the garden ( Gen. 3:8)
  2. God in the burning bush ( Ex. 3:4)
  3. God in the pillar of fire (Ex. 14:24)
  4. God in the tabernacle (Ex. 40:34,35)
  5. God in the temple (II Cor. 7:1-3)
  6. God in Christ (II Cor. 5:19)
  7. God in the believer (I Cor. 3:16 and 6:19)

"Seven Fold Promise of God"

(Scripture: I John 2:25)

  1. Promise of the Comforter ( John 16:13)
  2. Promise of the Counsellor ( John 16:13)
  3. Promise of the Convictor (John 16:8)
  4. Promise of the Coming (John 16:22)
  5. Promise of the Commitment (John 16:33)
  6. Promise of the Contender (John 16:26)
  7. Promise of Contentment (John 16:33)

"The Holy of Holies"

(Scripture: Isa. 53:1-12)

  1. The virgin birth of Christ (v.2)
  2. The virtuous life of Christ (v.9)
  3. The vicarious death of Christ (v.8)
  4. The victorious resurrection of Christ (v.10)
  5. The valuable intercession of Christ (v.12)
  6. The visible return of Christ (v.12)
  7. The vibrant reign of Christ (v.12)

"Misplaced Areas of Love"

  1. Love of Self (II Tim. 3:2)
  2. Love of Money (I Tim. 6:10)
  3. Love of Praise (John 12:43)
  4. Love of the World (I John 2:15)
  5. Love of Pleasure (II Tim. 3:4)
  6. Love of Darkness (John 3:19)
  7. Love Lost (Matt. 24:12)

"Sayings from the Cross"

  1. "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do."
  2. "Today thou shalt be with me in paradise."
  3. "Woman, behold thy son; son, behold thy mother."
  4. "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
  5. "I thirst."
  6. "It is finished."
  7. "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."

"Happy Men"

  1. Man whose sins are forgiven (Rom. 4:7)
  2. Man who delights in God's Word (Psa. 119:16)
  3. Man who keeps God's Commandments (I John. 3:22)
  4. Man who dwells in the house of the Lord (Psa. 84:4)
  5. Man who waits on the Lord (Isa. 40:31)
  6. Man who puts his trust in the Lord (Psa. 84:12)
  7. Man who has grace to endure (Jas. 1:12)

"I Am's"

  1. "I am the bread." (John. 6:35)
  2. "I am the light of the world." (John. 8:12)
  3. "I am the good shepherd." (John. 10:1)
  4. "I am the door." (John. 10:9)
  5. "I am the resurrection and the life." (John. 11:25)
  6. "I am the way, the truth and the life." (John. 14:6)
  7. "I am the vine." (Jn. 15:1)

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"Work of God the Father"

  1. Work of Creation (Gen. 1:1; John. 1:1)
  2. Work of Inspiration (II Tim. 3:16, 17)
  3. Work of Salvation (John. 3:16; Rom. 19:13)
  4. Work of Sanctification (I Thess. 5:23)
  5. Work of Preservation (John. 10:27; I Pet. 1:3-5)
  6. Work of Glorification (I Cor. 15:51-52)
  7. Work of Culmination (Rev. 21 and 22)

"Work of God the Son"

  1. His Voluntarily Coming from Heaven (John. 10:10)
  2. His Virgin Birth (Isa. 7:14)
  3. His Virtuous Life (John. 8:46)
  4. His Vicarious Death (Matt. 27:35)
  5. His Victorious Resurrection (Mark. 16:6)
  6. His Valuable Intercession (Heb. 7:25)
  7. His Visible Return (John. 14:3)
  8. His Valuable Reign (Isa. 2:35)

"Work of the Spirit

  1. Conviction of the Spirit (John. 16:8 and 9)
  2. Baptism of the Spirit (I Cor. 12:13)
  3. Indwelling of the Spirit (I Cor. 3:16; 6:19)
  4. Filling of the Spirit (Eph. 5:18)
  5. Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22)
  6. Anointing and Unction (I John. 2:20,27)
  7. Sealing and Earnest (Eph. 1:14; 4:30)

"Divine Power of the Bible"

  1. Power to Save (Rom. 1:16)
  2. Power to Comfort (Mattt. 11:28)
  3. Power to Give Joy (John. 15:11)
  4. Power to Give Wisdom (Psa. 119:130)
  5. Power to Give Courage (Josh. 1:6)
  6. Power to Inspire Activity (Jer. 20:9)
  7. Power to Equip for Service (II Tim. 3:16)

"Five Men and Five Trees"

  1. A Sinful Man Behind a Tree (Gen. 3:8)
  2. A Sincere Man Under a Tree (John 1:47)
  3. A Seeking Man Up a Tree ( Luke 19:1)
  4. A Saviour Man On a Tree (Gal. 3:13)
  5. A Saved Man Like a Tree (Psa. 1:1-3)

"Benefits of Spirituality"

(Scripture: Prov. 3)

  1. Physical Benefits - Live Longer (v.2,16)
  2. Financial Benefits - Have More Money (v.9,10)
  3. Spiritual Benefits - Happiness (v.13-16)
  4. Mental Benefits - Peace of Mind (v.17)
  5. Emotional Benefits - No Fear (v.24 and 26)
  6. Social Benefits - Love My Neighbor (v.27 and 28)
  7. Eternal Benefits - Heaven (v.33-35)

"Crystalize"

(Scripture: Matt.9:36-38)

  1. Visualize (He saw)
  2. Tenderize (Moved with compassion)
  3. Analyze (Fainting, scattered)
  4. Vocalized (Saith he)
  5. Agonized (Pray ye the Lord)
  6. Evangelize (Send forth laborers)
  7. Jeopardize (Laboreres are so few)

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"No Place for Jesus"

(Scripture: Luke 2:7)

  1. Universal Scene
  2. International Scene
  3. National Scene
  4. Local Scene
  5. Church Scene
  6. Family Scene
  7. Individual Scene

conclusion: Seek ye first the kingdom of God.

"Endurance"

(Scripture: Heb. 12:2-3)

  1. Hardens as a Soldier (II Tim. 2:3)
  2. Affliction as a Worker (II Tim. 4:5)
  3. Chastening as a Child (Heb. 12:7)
  4. Grief as a Christian (I Pet. 2:19)
  5. Contradiction as a Partner (Heb. 12:3)
  6. Endure Temptation (James 1:12)
  7. Endure All Things (II Tim. 2:10)

"Steps of a Good Man"

(Scripture: Psa. 37:23,31)

  1. Assurance of Salvation (Acts 2:21)
  2. Baptism of Believers (Acts 2:42)
  3. Church Membership (Acts 2:41)
  4. Bible Study (II Tim. 2:15)
  5. Prayer Life (Matt. 7:7)
  6. Tithing to my Church (Mal. 3:10)
  7. Soul Winning (Psa. 126: 5,6

"Seven Kinds of Love"

  1. Little Love (Luke 7:47)
  2. Much Love (Luke 7:47)
  3. Great Love (Eph. 2:4)
  4. Greater Love (John 15:13)
  5. Brotherly Love (Heb. 13:1)
  6. Fervent Love (I Pet. 1:22)
  7. Perfect Love (I John 4:8)

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