Sermons from 1999

Sermons from 1999

1 Kings 4:25

1 Kings 3:16-4:28

Vintage message from December 19, 1999. The question comes to my mind: are we, like Israel, depending on the security and the safety that our nation offers us…or are we depending on the promises in God’s Word that says that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose? …Our future, our tomorrow, is not here yet. And the only promises that I read in God’s Word for tomorrow are…
1 Kings 3:3

1 Kings 3:1-15

Vintage message from December 12, 1999. How many of us…deal with our own problems first and foremost. We go out and, when something’s going on around us, we deal with it. If there’s an enemy, we deal with the enemy. And then, just to make sure that our lives are going to be comfortable, we make an alliance with the world. And then, after we’ve dealt with our enemies and we’ve made an alliance with the world, then we turn…
1 Kings 2:3

1 Kings 2:1-46

Vintage message from December 5, 1999. (Damaged tape which produced gaps near the end of the message.) How many times have we been in trouble? We’ve done something wrong and we’ve got ourself in trouble. Where do we flee? “Oh, God! You’ve got to help me this time! I promise, I’ll be a good boy. I won’t do it again!…” And I fear, so often, that we, even as believers, will start living a lifestyle that is contrary to God’s…
1 Kings 1:30

1 Kings 1:1-53

Vintage message from November 28, 1999. God always keeps His promise, even if we fail to keep ours… And this is my hope, this is my desire, and this is where I believe we need to be everyday of our life: do you realize that we, just as the children of Israel, are people of a covenant? We are the people of the new covenant. We are the people that Jesus came to, to shed His blood for, that said,…
2 Samuel 24:25

2 Samuel 24:1-25

Vintage message from November 7, 1999. We are never truly right with God until we allow God to expose who we are, until we allow God to deal with our issues of sin, and sometimes it’s painful… Oftentimes we find ourself saying [this] of ourself, “I’m the ruler of my castle. I’m the ruler of my existence. I’m the one that has the right to make the decisions for myself. God, leave me alone!” But we truly do not want…
2 Samuel 23:8

2 Samuel 23:1-39

Vintage message from October 31, 1999. One of the things that I believe God calls us to the most is knowing who we are, where we’re at in Him. And just because we’ve walked right with the Lord in our younger years does not necessarily mean that we’re going to walk right with the Lord as we get older. It’s a daily evaluation. A daily checking our hearts against His Word. Daily getting into His Word to find out if…
2 Samuel 22:2

2 Samuel 22:1-51

Vintage message from October 24, 1999. When was the last time that you knew that God delighted in you? I’m here to tell you, God delights in you. I don’t care who you are. I don’t care what you’ve done. God, the God of eternity, Who sees past, present, and future, knows everything about you. God Who created you created you for a purpose. Not to be His slave, but to walk in love relationship with you! He delights in…
2 Samuel 21:22

2 Samuel 21:15-22

Vintage message from October 17, 1999. You and I, in our lives, will face giants, and we are asked to stand against these giants. Now, of course, it’s not like it was in [King] David’s day where you just pull a sword out and whack off some guy’s head because he wants to argue with you. I sometimes wish it was that easy, but God says, “No! The sword that you use today is the sword of My Word. The…
2 Samuel 21:14

2 Samuel 21:1-14

Vintage message from October 10, 1999. Zeal is not always what God wants. Sometimes honesty and humility is what God calls for. Patience, temperance, long-suffering is what God calls for… And this is where, I believe, we need to learn a lesson. That sometimes God allows things to happen. Even though it’s very uncomfortable for us, God allows for it to happen, because He’s using us either for an example and other people are watching, or because He’s simply using…
2 Samuel 20:2

2 Samuel 20:1-26

Vintage message from October 3, 1999. The problem that we struggle with in society most today is not who happens to be the president over the United States, what’s happening over in the Middle East, what earthquakes are happening here and there, [or] what natural disasters are draining our financial resources. Those things are the things you hear about on the daily news. The problem within our society today is the same as the problem in society back in [King]…
2 Samuel 19:22

2 Samuel 19:9-43

Vintage message from September 26, 1999. (Original recording was cut off at the end.) As I read this chapter…it made me think of the day that Jesus returns once again to this world. Jesus, our King. God has given us in His Word prophecy that says that one day the King will return… This world today has put men over themselves to rule and reign over them. Those men come and go, but this world does not speak of bringing…
2 Samuel 18:22

2 Samuel 18:19-19:8

Vintage message from September 19, 1999. Sometimes I do things for the Lord believing that, in the end, there will be a reward. Sometimes I step into service to God, and I think when I step in, when I volunteer, when I say, “Yes, I’ll do it,” that when I get to the end that there’s going to be some reward; a pat on the back; a “well done.” And this is the attitude I told you that God was…