The Day of the Lord

By Pastor James Black | June 16, 2020

The Day of the Lord
II Thessalonians 1:1- 2:2

Paul’s encouragement to the church of the Thessalonians concerning the coming of the Lord. In facing their fears they should-

I- Rest, 1:4-7
1- in their worth, v4-5
2- in their wait, v7

II Relax, 2:1-2
1- their faith, v1
2- their fear, v2

III- Reason, 2:3-4
1- the requirements, v3
2- the revealing, v4

IV- Remember, 2:5-8
1- the restraint, v5-6
2- the rebellon,
a- mystery of lawlessness
b- the man of sin, antichrist

V- Resolve, 2:15-17
1- Convictions, v15
2- Comfort, v16-17

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The Fire of Work

By Pastor James Black | June 2, 2020

The Fire of Work
Matthew 3:11

The fire of God is a picture of his power. Though we do not see fire from heaven today, we can still see his power in our daily lives.

I- Defense, Exodus 14:18-24
            1- The Hedge, v19
            2- The Help, v20, 24-25; Rev 11:5, 20:9

II- Departure, II Kings 2:11-12
            1- Chariot
            2- Chosen, Elijah; Luke 16:22

III- Deliverance, II Kings 6:15-17
            1- Multitude, v16
            2- Magnitude, v17

IV- Disciples,
            1- Power, Acts 2:3
            2- Purpose, Hebrews 1:7; Ps 104:4

V- Delight
            1- Remnant, Zechariah 13:9
            2- Reward, I Cor. 3:13-14
            3- Rejoicing, I Peter 1:7

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The Fire of Worship

By Pastor James Black | May 28, 2020

The Fire of Worship
Deuteronomy 5:23-26

The Fire of God speaks of His purification and His punishment in the live’s of men. This is shown in the fire, pictured in the acts of worship.

I- The Place of Worship, Numbers 9:15-16
1- The Fellowship, Exodus 25:8
            2- The Faithfulness, Numbers 9:15-16

II- The Promise of Worship, I Kings 18:36-38
            1- The Proof, v36-37
            2- The Power, v38-39

III- The Plea of Worship, I Chronicles 21:26-27
            1- The Guilt, v1, 7-8, 14-17
            2- The Grace, v13, 24-27

IV- The Prayer of Worship,
            1- The Request, II Chronicles 6:18-20
            2- The Response, II Chronicles 7:1-3

V- The Prince of Worship, Revelation 1:10-18
            1- His Appearance, v13-16
            2- His Accomplishment, v17-18

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The Fire of Witness

By Pastor James Black | May 19, 2020

The Fire of Witness reveals to us the character of God in His dealings with His people. He appears first in a bush, then a pillar and then a mountain. Afterward we see Him in His Throne and finally his Triumph. This shows the mercy and majesty of God to approach us lowly as a bush but to ultimately continue until his glory fills the heavens.

Found in the –

I- Bush, Exodus 3:1-5

            1-Humanity, bush

            2- Deity, fire

            3- Eternity, not consumed

II- The Pillar, Exodus 13:21-22

            1- Presence

            2- Provision

            3- Protection, Ex. 14:19-20

III- The Mount, Exodus 24:16-17

            1- Majesty, Ex. 19:18

            2- Mystery

            3- Authority, Deut 4:36

IV- The Throne, Daniel 7:9-10

            1- Wonder, v9

            2- Worship, v10a

            3- Work, v10b-11

V- The Triumph, Revelation 19:11-13

            1- Righteousness, v11

            2- Royalty, v12; many crowns

            3- Recognition, v13; The Word

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Happy Mother’s Day

By Pastor James Black | May 13, 2020

A Godly Mother; Pro. 31:1

A Mother’s-

I- Commitment, v2
1- Her Legacy, “my son”
2- Her Love, “my womb”
3- Her Labor, “my vows”

II- Counsel,
1- Morality, v3
2- Sobriety, v4-7
3- Honesty, v8-9

III- Crown, v25
1- Her Strength,
a- character, v10-12
b- conduct, v13-24
2- Her Honor,
a- wisdom, v26
b- ways, v27
3- Her Rejoicing,
a- reputation, v28-29
b- reward, v30-31

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