Seven Minute Sermons


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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02
Apr 2017
It's About Doubt

Doubt (Dictionary): To call into question the truth of; to be uncertain or in doubt about; to lack confidence in; to consider unlikely. Doubt (Bible):  Waver; doubt; hesitate; or duplicate. Doubt can be powerful. It can blind a soul or even guide you into missing God’s free gift of salvation! Through the ages mankind has developed its own gods through idolatry. Many have retreated into atheism or agnosticism. Some have stepped from doubt to unbelief and finally into complete denial of the gospel. Atheists say there is no God while Agnostics simply plead “show me......

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26
Mar 2017
Windy Days

Wind (Dictionary): A natural movement of air of any velocity; especially:  the earth’s air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally; an artificially produced movement of air; to sound (a call or note) on a horn. Wind (Bible): Wind, spirit; breath; storm winds; stormy; tempest; violent; whirlwind. The earth’s winds are amazing whether it is a gentle breeze or a hurricane! The fastest wind speed ever recorded comes from a hurricane gust. On April 10, 1996, Tropical Cyclone Olivia (a hurricane) passed by Barrow Island, Australia. The equivalent of a Category 4......

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19
Mar 2017
He is Raised Indeed!

Hallelujah (Dictionary): Used to express praise; joy; or thanks; a shout or song of praise or thanksgiving; a shout or song of praise or thanks to God. Hallelujah (Bible): Hallelujah, Praise the Lord; rule, reign, reign over. As we enter into Easter, we must first pause at Good Friday. It is a sobering moment and should cause us to once again ponder the immense cost to God! On Sunday we enter into the joy that can only be captured on Resurrection Sunday! I remember one particular Easter moment when I was in......

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12
Mar 2017
The Great Gate

Gate (Dictionary): An opening in a wall or fence; a city or castle entrance often with defensive structures (as towers); the frame or door that closes a gate; a movable barrier (as at a grade crossing) Gate (Bible): Narrow; strait; a large gate; a gateway, porch, vestibule; door. In ancient Jerusalem there were10 gates for entry to the city and each gate had a spiritual significance City gates were covered with metal and heavy. Gates were also used to gain access to pastures. Pasture gates were constructed of stones or wood…The shepherds......

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