Seven Minute Sermons


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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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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