Seven Minute Sermons


13
Feb 2018
Will the Witness Please Take the Stand

From January 24, 2010: Sovereignty (Dictionary):  Supreme power or authority, supremacy. Sovereignty (Bible): Royalty, reign, dominion. Witness (Bible): A witness (Hebrew-Ed), repeat, do again-root word-firm or strong (OT); in NT-to testify or bear witness. It is interesting that the dictionary does not include any reference to God within the definition of sovereignty. However, God’s Word does declare His majesty and His sovereignty over and over: Psalm 103:19:  “19The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.” (NASB)  We all know that we are to be witnesses......

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07
Feb 2018
It’s the 40’s-Oh No!

A brother in Christ suggested having a period of time for “refreshing” by reviewing some of the older 7 Minute sermons. I have been writing these short sermons for about 9 years and it would be good to review some the older sermons. Hope you enjoy this one from June 28, 2009: Time (Dictionary):  The measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues; the point or period when something occurs. Time (Bible): Lifetime; cycle; season; at the present point.  The number 40 in the Bible is known as......

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20
Jan 2018

Weight (Dictionary): Something heavy, load a heavy object to hold or press something down or to counterbalance, pressure the weight of their responsibilities. Weight (Bible):  A talent of silver or gold, (properly: bulk, mass, hence) a weight, burden, encumbrance, reasoning, thinking. What is “tongue weight”? It is the downward force that is exerted on the hitch ball for a trailer being towed. If the tongue weight is exceeded, it could cause an accident or damage the vehicle. So, an overloaded tongue must be carefully considered! The same can be said for what......

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12
Jan 2018
What You Need

Need: (Dictionary): To be in want of; ought to have; be unable to do without; want; require. Need (Bible): That which is lacking; need; be behind; to come short; a debt. I was viewing the old black and white Twilight Zone TV series and came across one episode that was particularly interesting. The show was entitled “What You Need.” Wants versus needs- an age-old struggle! The storyline was about an old man who comes to the same bar every night to peddle his wares. He carries an old, beat-up case filled with......

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10
Nov 2017
Who or What is Driving the World’s Striving?

Drive (Dictionary): To frighten or prod (game, cattle, etc.) into moving in a desired direction, to carry on or through energetically, to convey in a vehicle, to project, inject, or impress incisively (she drove her point home)” Drive (Bible): Drive on, propel, to expel, to drive, cast or send out, turn upside down, upset, unsettle. Our culture places a high value on excellence and “striving” for success. Here are a few quotes about striving: “Strive for greatness” “In life, it’s between choosing risk and striving for greatness and risking nothing and being......

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29
Oct 2017
My Way

Way (Dictionary): A thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place, a course of action, took the easy way out, opportunity, capability, or fact of doing as one pleases (always manages to get her own way prepare, make ready. Way (Bible): In every way, entirely, everywhere, lead, show the way; met, unfold, narrate, declare, persecute, press hard. People who are very determined to get their way may be loud, angry, confrontational and even rude. At their core they are afraid their needs won’t be met. They feel the only way to accomplish......

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02
Jul 2017
Great Commandments

Command (Dictionary): To direct authoritatively, order, to exercise a dominating influence over, to have military command of as senior officer. Command (Bible): Mouth, to enjoin, to charge, command, to transmit a message, to order. Here are Scriptures that speak forth strong commandments on love in both Testaments: Deuteronomy 6:4-9:  4 “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.” (NASB)  Leviticus 19:18:......

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25
Jun 2017
Fellowship

Fellowship (Dictionary): Companionship, company, community of interest, activity, feeling, or experience,   the quality or state of being comradely. Fellowship (Bible): Companionship between people of the same background, a community in which people share whatever is held in common. John wrote this letter to the Christian church at large and proclaimed the need for the church to enter into godly fellowship. He opens 1 John 1 by affirming his relationship with Jesus: 1 John1:1-2: 1What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched......

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18
Jun 2017
Clothed

Clothed (Dictionary): To endow especially with power or a quality, to cover with or as if with cloth or clothing,   to express or enhance by suitably significant language. Clothed (Bible): Put on, clothed, shame, majesty, to put on oneself (as a garment), excellent things, lifting up, pride, proudly, raging. The Bible explains the meaning of “clothed” primarily as the endowment of power “from on high”. Many have applied the word “providence “to explain clothed.  Providence is an old word. The Greek word had in its time, like the English, a somewhat......

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11
Jun 2017
This Is My Father's World

Creator (Dictionary): A person or thing that creates , the Creator, God, the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe. Creator (Bible): An artisan, builder, maker; one who labors for the public, a founder, creator, God, LORD, (Heavenly) Father. We all have favorite worship songs. They seem to grab hold of our hearts and run through our minds. For me,” This is My Fathers World” is one of those hymns having amazing power to touch my heart. This Is My Father’s World This is my Father’s world, and to......

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