Central Baptist Church Center, Texas
These are the Sunday School lessons, and the messages that have been preached in the pulpit of Central Baptist Church in Center, Texas.

Romans 5:8 (commendeth: to show, to exhibit); Ephesians 5:25; Revelation 2:4; Deuteronomy 10:12

How much love do you have for Christ?  If you love Him, you will serve Him.

I. A love for God will change your vision.

II. A love for God will change your desires. - You will want different things.

III. A love for God will change your actions.

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*A friend is a priceless treasure.  Proverbs 18:24

Characteristics of a true and godly friendship:

1. Encouraging one another

2. Loving one another at all times - Proverbs 17:17

3. Laying your life down for another - John 15:13

4. Showing kindness in affliction - Job

5. Telling someone when they are wrong

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1 Peter 1:10

*Prophecy fulfilled is 20/20.  We have an imperfect knowledge of unfulfilled prophecy. Ezekiel 22:30

Israel committed spiritual fornication against God.

A wife (or the bride of Christ) is to love, obey, and dote on her husband.

We as Christians today are doing the same.

- We love others more than God. James 4:1-4

- We are not ashamed of what we watch on television.

- We are not ashamed of immodest dress.

- We laugh when our children do wrong and do not discipline them.

- We lust after things we would like to have. 1 John 2:15

We cannot serve two masters! What are you living for?

Genesis 9:20-27

In the Old Testament before the Levitical priesthood, the patriarch (the father) of each family was both priest and prophet.

Be careful what you do; what you have sown may be repaed in the next generation or two.

Genesis 10:1; Acts 16:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43

2 Chronicles 7:14; Revelation 3:14-15; 2 Peter 3:9

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*A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted.

People despise the Word of God because . . .

I. It exposes their sin. John 3:19-20; Acts 7:7

*Sermons should be for enlightenment not enjoyment.

People hate preaching against:

A. Drinking alcoholic beverages

B. Dancing - ballroom, bar, or civic center

C. Gambling

D. Astrology - occult, tattoos

E. Immorality - shacking up, adultery

F. Worldly clothes

G. Long hair on men

H. Bible perversions - NIV, ASV, NKJV

I. Gossip, criticism, complaining

J. Causing division

K. Questionable things

L. Faithfulness, tithing, etc. 2 Timothy 4:2-3

II. It enlightens the saints. John 3:21

A. It is the light of salvation. Acts 16

B. It is the light of separation. Ephesians 5:8

C. It is the light of service. Acts 9:6

III. It exalts the Savior. John 12:32

What is your response to preaching?

1. Accept

2. Attack

3. Ignore

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*forgive: to send forth, to lay aside, to omit

Micah 7:19; Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 38:17

There is no sin too great for God to forgive.

I. Acknowledge that you have sinned. - Be specific about it. Psalm 32:5; 51:3

*God knows what you did, but you need to be honest with yourself.

II. Confess to God that you have sinned. 1 John 1:9

God loves us so much because He continually forgives us. Psalm 130:4

III. Turn from your sin. 2 Chronicles 7:14

IV. Believe that God can and will forgive you. Psalm 130:4

V. Forgive others their trespasses. Luke 6:37

 

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What will you do when your faith is tested - when your family forsakes you, your friends forsake you, and your physical health breaks?

I. Stay focused on God.

*Everything that we do should focus on God. Hebrews 12:1-2; Matthew 14:30

II. Stay faithful to God.

A. When David lost focus, he became unfaithful with another man's wife.

B. When Demas lost focus, he became unfaithful with the world.

C. When Achan lost focus, he becmae unfaithful with forbidden wealth.

Psalm 12:1; Ezekiel 33:30-32

III. Stay in the fight with God. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27

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What is the biggest thing you have ever asked God for?

Why not ask for something supernatural, something only God can accomplish?

Caleb was eight-five when he asked God for that mountain. Caleb had a mountain-moving faith. Matthew 17:20; Psalm 2:8

"Give me Scotland lest I die." - John Knox

"I want the heathen." - Bob Hughes

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." - William Carey

What is required for a signuature ministry?

I. A faith that believes that God can - Psalm 78:17-41

Example: The parting of the Red Sea

II. A few faithful folks that are willing to follow God's plans Matthew 7:7

James 1:27

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Malachi 3:8-11

*Those who had a lot gave a little; those who had a little gave a lot.

What is the motive for your giving?

What level of sacrifice do you act upon?

We ought to give because we love God, not because we are required to give.

God rewards openly those who give privately.

Give cheerfully.

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I. He gravitates to the Word of God. v. 2; John 3:21; Psalm 119:11; Matthew 5:6

II. He gives way to others. - He puts others first - "preferring one another." Genesis 13:9

III. Gracious speech Colossians 4:6

"You are the only Bible some will ever see."

Think before you speak. - Will it hurt someone? Does it need to be said?

IV. Gathering together as believers - Hebrews 10:25; Luke 4:16

You will gather with what you are. Luke 15:13-15; Acts 9:6, 18

The prodigal son hung with rebels.

Paul was with the disciples.

Psalm 73:17

"A faith that can't get you to church won't get you to Heaven." - Mrs. Cooper

V. Going to a lost and dying world John 4:28

VI. Giving

VII. Getting involved in the work of God

VIII. Gratitude

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