Download... May 19, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: EZEKIEL 37:1-6
1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Godis giving a vision to Ezekiel, of a spiritual condition of scattered bones, ...that needs to be gathered out. Because of rebellion, God had caused His people to be scattered and taken to Babylon in captivity (Jeremiah 29:4). God now is showing Ezekiel to prophesy of this condition which is likened to those spiritual dry bones. This condition is dead to the deliverance, God has for the willing and faithful. If they would be willing for the Word of the Lord to expose their rebellion, God would breathe on them true life, through deliverance of sin. Here, momentarily, Ezekiel did not know how to deliver that message.
Download... May 12, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Thank the Lord for Godly virtuous women! This morning message is “Our Mother’s Nature Is To Nurture.” We want to speak of the physical and emotional nature to nurture.There is a healing in a godly mother, as also in God’s tender mercies extended to us, while yet found in our sins. A godly woman (like God) has that character to nurture, which is crucial in a hard world. To nurture is the importance to feed, clothe, foster, spiritually and naturally to train and educate!
Download... May 5, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT:I JOHN 2:1-6
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
I PETER 2:21
For even hereunto were ye called: becauseChrist also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
I Peter 2:21 is more specific to our thought this morning, “ Copying the example of Jesus.” This is our admonition to follow Jesus in our life’s walk, and to also follow His walk in sufferings. If we fail to follow, we won’t have much spiritual success, which only comes through letting God’s Spirit “talk to us.” An example found in I John 2:1 clarifies that we must not continue on in sin. But if we fall back into a sin, we have an advocate with the Father, and Jesus our righteous example. Otherwise sin will make shipwreck of our life! It is so important that we know the example Jesus Christ set before us, to compare it to ensure our example of Him, ...is copied daily. Our prayer should be “Help me to replace my own will, allowing your search light, so I will know better how to follow you.
Download... April 28, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
A Better “Deal” 04/28/13 Sun Am Bro D Goble
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Our thought this morning is “A Better “Deal.” A better spiritual deal is one that is with the law of liberty and not as in the Old Testament with only the blood of bulls and goats of while never attaining freedom of sin. As parents to our children and as an example to others, we need to show how the things of Christ are a “better deal,” or of greater value.
Download... April 21, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: ACTS 1:5
1The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
This bookcould be also rightfully called the Acts of the Holy Spirit. It is about order and purpose of the plan of Salvation. “The gospel” is defined best in the message of repentance and remission of sins.Luke 24:45-49 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And ye are witnesses of these things. 49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Download... April 14, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Ricky Dukes.
Text: Luke 11:37-44
37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
When Jesus spoke, He did so withgreat need of exhortation, regarding the present need, and not withoutreal purpose. The Pharisee at the dinner Jesus was attending (verse 37) “marveled that Christ did not first wash His hands ..before eating. It was because the Pharisee who was looking to find fault, looked as many do, at the outward, as opposed to the “inward spiritual fruits,” (verse 38). The Pharisee was questioning Jesus’ spiritual authority, because of His seeming lack in basic etiquette. But Christ, through this, was teaching a more clear priority.....
Download... April 7, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
Text:Joshua 6:1,18, 19, 7:1
1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.
Jericho was shut up, because of the children of Israel, ..none could go in or out. When the time came for Israel to enter the city, they were instructed to not take anything of the accursed things of Jericho for themselves, but that all the silver, gold, etc. only, ..were to be consecrated for the treasury of the Lord. Unfortunately there was one who disobeyed.
Download... March 31, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: MATTHEW 28:1-6
1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
We’re here to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, ..conceived by the Holy Spirit. Christ died, laid in a tomb, and on the third day ..was resurrected. He arose from the dead, ...in a rebirth! He was, and is, the giver of light that each soul (those saved out of sin), participates in! God then grants the power to each of those, to be witnesses of their personal resurrection from sin. This will bring a participation in a present and ...eternal hope!
ownload... March 24, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Danny Sanders
TEXT: MARK 5:21-34
21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Jariouswho had just approached Jesus, had a serious need, when Jesus also was surrounded with a throng pressing Him. A chaotic scene, of a host of needs present. Then another need presented itself. A woman that touched Christ, realized Him as the only one who could help ‘her’ in a serious need. Her need was one of many that Christ was surrounded by, in this scripture. The disciples in amazement could not understand why Jesus would ask “who touched my clothes?” Are we, as they, also not conscious of the needs all around us?
Download... March 3, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: JOHN 3:19-21
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Each one of us begins under the darkness of condemnation, but there is compassion for condemnation! People like to think of compassion as a free gift, which it is, but they consider it without a requirement, or condition, which is a mistake.
Download... February 24, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Danny Sanders.
TEXT: Revelations 12:1-11 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelations 2:1-5 1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Using an analogy of marriage, (comparable with the above scriptures) there is often a greater concern used more towards one another in the beginning.It is necessary though to realize that the vows of “till death do us part,” were obviously not meant to be based in mere infatuation!
Download... February 17, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: MATTHEW 18; 23-27
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
Each person has a spiritual debt that we can never repay. This is why we are commanded to serve and worship the Lord Jesus Christ, ..for He paid the price! All need to recognize this tremendous debt that is owed to God. It becomes due (or we are accountable) at that moment of our awareness of it. The gift of Christ’s great sacrificial payment for forgiveness, is for all who truly accept it. Our life is given to us as a “blank slate.” “Our slate” (or life’s story) will be about our moral person. What will we have learned from the lessons of life? For all have sinned! Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God ; We are not created with a blank slate that is pure, but we begin with a sinful nature, bent towards disobedience. Those truly accepting Christ’s payment of forgiveness though, are then followers of Him, in the example He set before us!
Thank God all those who will accept truth, are recipients ofpayment for their sin debt …through Christ!
Download... February 10, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: ROMANS 7:1, 7-17
1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth.
If your conscience is connected to the Spirit of God and His law, you’ll never trust in your own heart. Ifyou listen to your heart, without that connection to God’s Spirit, your heart will deceive you! Only God’s Spirit will help you understand the truth of the right or wrong through His moral law.
Verses 7, 12; 7What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 12Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. To truly “hear” God’s voice, it is vitally important, to follow His moral law. Without your conscience connecting to God’s law, your ears are closed to His voice. When trusting only in God’s Spirit, there is a shared knowledge to the Creator, and the created.
Download... February 3, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: LUKE 10:25-29
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shall love the Lord the God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
DEUTERONOMY 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
The young man’s question (Luke 10:25) was to justify himself (Luke 10:29), as also, is so often today.This morning’s focus is on how we need knowledge of our present timesforthe ability to influence our neighbor, about forces arrayed against righteous living. Our needed understanding is so we can be equipped to be effective in our service to God.
Download... January 27, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: PSALMS 69:1-4
1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
2I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
4They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
The spiritual condition (spoken of above) is a scary place without God’s presence, or nearness. The family of God wants to see others and their self, close to God. The waters are a type of spiritual opposition that comes against the soul in drowning of spiritual breath. This picture here is of the soul that sinks still deeper, moving away from God, when not right with Him. God’s children like David here, can also experience sometimes a seeming separation and distance from God.
Download... January 13, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: I CORINTHIANS 2:6-16
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Download... January 6, 2013. Sunday Morning Service. Bro. Davell Lloyd.
TEXT: MATTHEW 20:20-28
20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Verse 24b; “they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.” The ten brethren here were affected negatively, moved with indignation against the two brethren.