Sermons from 1998

Sermons from 1998

1 Samuel 28:1-25

Vintage message from December 27, 1998. (The original message had imperfections and was cut off at the end.) Let me ask you a question real quick: what happens when that person that you look up to is removed? I mean, who of you have someone that you look up to spiritually? I know probably most of us in this room do have someone that we look up to spiritually: spiritual father, spiritual mother, a pastor, a friend, someone that we…
1 Samuel 26:24

1 Samuel 26:1-25

Vintage message from December 13, 1998. Oftentimes we find ourselves in situations where we see it as the right time to strike. I will deal with my problems right now. I will say what I need to say. I will do what I need to do to deal with my problems right now, rather than saying, “God, there’s my problem. You deal with it.” Once again, if we take matters into our own hands, we do not know what the…
1 Samuel 25:24

1 Samuel 25:23-44

Vintage message from December 6, 1998. (The original message was cut off at the end.) How many of you have ever dealt with people that, even though you probably had nothing to do with why they’re angry, [you] find yourself the recipient of their anger? You know what? It’s okay to say, “I may be at fault.” …If I’m having a bad day, and God sends someone to me and says, “Forgive. Love.” It’s because God sees my heart and…
1 Samuel 25:21

1 Samuel 25:1-22

Vintage message from November 29, 1998. Understand that sometimes in your life, you will be left on your own. Those that you depend on to make decisions with you, to pray with you, those that you trust for the spiritual direction in your life may not be there. God may take them home, or He may remove them to another place, but sometimes your life will be left alone to make decisions… Men who truly love the Lord are going…
1 Samuel 24:6

1 Samuel 24:1-22

Vintage message from November 22, 1998. One of the things that I want to warn you about is how you interpret Scripture… This is where I think we find ourselves most of the time: wrapped up in our own faults, wrapped up in our own hurts, wrapped up in our own desires, wrapped up in our own pursuit of life. We begin to look at God’s Word and then we interpret God’s Word from that perspective. “God, Your Word is…

1 Samuel 23:1-29

Vintage message from November 15, 1998. Ask yourself: is my sin affecting those around me? Is the life that I’m living, a life that is dishonoring God, or the lies that I’m telling, the things that I’m doing, are they affecting other people?… We have no clue what our sin is going to do to somebody else. We have no clue how our lives are going to adversely affect someone else. On the same token, what if we’re doing good?…
1 Samuel 22:22 It's never too late to turn from our sin. It's never too late to make things right with God. It's never too late to make our stnad and allow God to deal with me

1 Samuel 22:5-23

Vintage message from November 8, 1998. We find ourselves going through struggles, hard struggles, because God is disciplining us. But you know what? I don’t believe God disciplines us in wrath, and I don’t believe He rebukes us in anger. If He were going to do that, He would never have let His Son, Jesus, die for us. He would never have given us a Redeemer Who shed His blood innocently. Jesus did nothing deserving of the death that He…

1 Samuel 21:1-22:5

Vintage message from November 1, 1998. All of us will face discouragement as believers. Each and every one of us in our lives will face discouragement. Each and every one of us at times in our lives will face things that we do not want to face. We will have circumstances happen that we did not plan. The unexpected creeps up on all of us, and the unexpected oftentimes is very unpleasant, and will bring us to depths of discouragement…
1 Samuel 20:42 Do we belive that God sees everything we do

1 Samuel 20:24-42

Vintage message from October 25, 1998. (The original message was cut off at the end.) This is something I feel that sometimes we neglect in our lives. We allow for things to be in our lives that are hinderances to our being an effective witness and example to those around us. We carry “weapons.” We carry anger. We carry bitterness. We carry all kinds of things in our lives that when we’re asking God to deal with a problem for…
1 Samuel 20:22 The Lord may sometimes send us into a desert situation

1 Samuel 20:1-23

Vintage message from October 18, 1998. God is far more powerful than even our worse enemy. God is never out of control. God is never off of His throne or dethroned because of an enemy I might have. There is no problem that I will face, no situation that I will come in contact with, no matter how hard it is, that takes God by surprise and that God can not deal with. Even though He can deal with it,…
1 Samuel 18:18 The friends we need are friends that are going to stand before God with us

1 Samuel 19:1-24

Vintage message from October 11, 1998. It’s hard to understand when God does things differently. And you know, when God does something different in my life, I’m looking for the difference to be good. I’m looking for the difference to be pleasant. I’m looking for the difference to be uplifting. But, you know, occasionally things come along in my life that God is doing that is different that is not pleasant at all… The Lord does not do things the…
1 Samuel 18:14 We have a loving patient caring Father in heaven

1 Samuel 18:10-30

Vintage message from October 4, 1998. (The original message was cut off at the end.) There are times in our lives that we feels like the Holy Spirit has left. There are times in our lives that we are caught off guard and we fall to sin or we fall to arrogance or we fall to pride or we fall to jealousy. There are times in our lives today when we believe that maybe the Holy Spirit…has departed, and we…