Does God Want Us to Try to Please Him?

EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio of the sermon, “Pleasing God: The Foundation of Our Conduct,” September 17, 2017.

Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Sermon outline: 1. INTRO – should we try to please God? 2. exposition of verses 1-2. 3. Pleasing God is a Radical Concept. 4. Pleasing God is a Flexible Principle. 5. Pleasing God is an Ongoing Concept and Principle. 6. Summary: A desire to please God ought to be the foundation and guiding principle of our lives each day

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Jesus Is the Good Shepherd

MORNING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio from the sermon, “Shepherds & Sheep,” September 17, 2017.

Sermon text: John 10:1-21

Sermon outline: (1.) The wisdom story, 1-6  (2.) Jesus is the Door (3.) Jesus is the Good Shepherd (4.) Jesus is the voice (5.) Jesus brings division, 19-21.

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Biblical Information is for Transformation

EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, sermon audio from, “Belief & Behavior,” September 10, 2017. Evening Series: Ordinary Spirit-filled Churches.

Sermon texts: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-5; 2:13; 3:11-4:3

Sermon outline: (1.) Why are we studying 1 Thessalonians? (2.) A brief word on the outline of 1 Thessalonians (indicative & imperative) (3.) The takeaway from tonight’s review and advancement.

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Jesus, the Light of the World

SUNDAY MORNING worship at NCPC-Selma, audio from the sermon,”Believing Is Seeing” preached September 10, 2017.

Sermon text: Isaiah 9:1-41

Sermon outline: (I.) Healing (1-7). -The providence of God is at work. (II.) Interrogations (8-34). 1. God’s work evokes wonder, 8-12; 2. Jesus’ presence and work brings division, 13-17;  3. The fear of man is a snare, 18-23; 4. Faith gets the victory, 24-34. (III.) Diagnosis and Opinion (35-41). -Believe that you may see.

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A Pastor Prays for the Church

SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio from the evening sermon from the series in 1 Thessalonians, “The Minister’s Benediction for the Congregation,” September 3, 2017.

Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

Sermon outline: Their faith elicits the minister’s prayers… (1.) For God to clear a path for fellowship, v. 11, (2.) For God to cause their love to increase and abound, v. 12, (3.) For God to spiritually prepare them for the day of Jesus’ return, v. 13.

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Christ In His Humiliation

MORNING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, sermon audio for the morning sermon, “Paul’s View of Christ part 2: Our Humble God,” preached September 3, 2017.

Sermon texts: 2 Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:1-11

Sermon outline: (1) A Celebration of Christ’s Humiliation (2 Cor. 8:9; Phil. 2:6-8). (2) A Celebration of Christ’s Exaltation (Phil. 2:9-11). (3) An Invitation to Participation in Christ (Phil. 2:1-5).

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Good News to Paul?

EVENING WORSHIP at NCPC-Selma, audio of the sermon, “The Congregation’s Faith Is the Minister’s Joy,” preached Sunday evening August 27, 2017

Sermon text: 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10

Sermon outline: (1.) Their faith and fellowship comforts Paul in his difficulties, (6-7). (2.) The report of their steadfastness is life-giving to Paul, (8). (3.) Yet their faith still needs investment (9-10).

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