Seven Minute Sermons


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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04
Jun 2017
Thud

Condemnation (Dictionary): The expression of very strong disapproval; censure, the action of condemning someone to a punishment; sentencing. Condemnation (Bible):  Sinned, punishment following condemnation, servitude, penalty, a judgment, verdict, lawsuit. The word “condemnation” implies that people have been found guilty of a crime and cannot escape its punishment. They are condemned. People who have been found guilty of a crime punishable by death occupy death row in every state prison. They live on death row as people condemned and waiting to die. In a spiritual sense, without Christ all of us are living......

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28
May 2017
Time Out

Refresh (Dictionary): To restore strength and animation to revive, to freshen up, renovate, to restore or maintain by renewing supply, replenish, arouse, stimulate. Refresh (Bible): Make to rest, give rest to, rest, take my ease, refresh, revive, comfort, to be full, to fill, to drink. We have all attended or watched sports events. In most cases, there are referees with a whistle used to stop play. Sometimes a player will call “time out”. Regardless of how or why the time out is called, it is a break in the action. People seem......

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21
May 2017
Fortitude

Fortitude (Dictionary): Courage in pain or adversity, strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage. Fortitude (Bible): Courage, persevere, abide, endure, long-suffering, patience, powerful, able, possible. The dictionary primarily sees fortitude as courage and mental toughness. The Bible has similar definitions but adds in abide and patience. We see that the Bible is filled with examples of fortitude joined with faith. The Bible usually reveals fortitude through the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was an amazing example of fortitude and He is our......

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14
May 2017
The Art of Complaining

Complain (Dictionary): Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event; state that one is suffering from (a pain or other symptom of illness); state a grievance. Complain (Bible): To muse, complain, talk (of), bitter, bitterness, to murmur, growl, roar, be boisterous, have, hold, possess. As I was researching the “art of complaining” I was somewhat surprised on ten number books on this subject. I even found one entitled “A Guide to Living Life Instead of Complaining About It.” People like to complain (or vent) so their viewpoint is......

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07
May 2017
POW'S

Captive (Dictionary): Held under control of another but having the appearance of independence; being such involuntarily because of a situation that makes free choice or departure difficult. Captive (Bible): Taken; take captive, captivate; plunder, lead captive; make victim by fraud. One of the recent 7-Minute sermon sent had a focus on spiritual warfare. This sermon looks at the casualties and prisoners of war (POW’s). Today we are in a spiritual war and there are many POW’s who have become spiritual prisoners or captives. There are people who are prisoners to drugs, prisoners to......

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30
Apr 2017
War!

Battle (Dictionary): A general encounter between armies, ships of war, or aircraft; a combat between two persons; to engage in a fight or struggle; to contend with full strength; vigor; skill; or resources. Battle (Bible): War; an insertion, an army in battle array; strife, contention, quarrel; a struggle (in the soul).  In his book entitled “The Invisible War”, Chip Ingram talks about spiritual warfare. He states: “that the Bible is clear: If you are a Christian you are at war.” God’s kingdom is under a constant attack and the fate of millions......

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23
Apr 2017
Bearing Fruit

Fruit (Dictionary): A product of plant growth (such as grain, vegetables, or cotton); the effect or consequence of an action or operation: product result the fruits of our labor the fruits of victory. Fruit (Bible):  (a) Fruit, generally vegetable, sometimes animal, (b) met; fruit; Deed; action; result, (c) profit; gain; beautiful; as an outward sign of the inward good; noble; honorable character; good; worthy; honorable; noble; and seen to be so. As we search the Bible we see one of God’s desires for His creation is to bear fruit. We find that fruit bearing starts in Genesis and continues......

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16
Apr 2017
Panning for Gold

Golden (Dictionary): Of a high degree of excellence; lustrous, shining; being or having the color gold or the color of gold. Golden (Bible): Golden; a piece of gold, golden ornament; image; made of gold, adorned with gold. People have sought after gold for millennia. It is a rare metal that has unique properties which makes it valuable. People continue looking for gold in many ways. They use back hoes down to small, hand held pans. Most people in the world are poor and are seeking a better life. They probably think that if......

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09
Apr 2017
What Shall We Do?

Decision (Dictionary): Promptness and firmness in deciding; a determination arrived at after consideration. Decision (Bible): Judging, divine judgment; opinion, counsel, judgment, intention, decree.  John the Baptist preached a baptism of repentance and many were drawn to him in the wilderness including some Levites and Pharisees. The people knew John was different from the religious leaders of his day. His words struck at the hearts of those who heard his preaching. As we can read in this Luke account, John spoke to them in a very direct way and spoke truth into their hearts.......

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