Do You Hear What I Hear?

Two great sermons and video of our 2016 Christmas program, which contains the Gospel are now up at Baptist City.

  • The only Grace that a Christian has that He's Supposed to Advertise
  • When God Doesn't Speak
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?


Four Dangers of Personality-Driven Christianity

2 Samuel 2:30
“And Joab returned from following Abner: and when he had gathered all the people together, there lacked of David's servants nineteen men and Asahel.”

When Saul died, there broke out a fierce battle between the men who followed Saul and the men who followed David. The battle was over which family was going to take the throne of Israel. The people knew that David was anointed king, but there were loyalists to Saul who were not going to let this happen. The result was that many people lost their lives, and the testimony of God’s people was harmed to the surrounding countries.

Mental Warning Lights ​

1 Samuel 27:12
“And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.”

Many electronic products have warning lights to warn you that something is going bad. The purpose of the warning light is to get you to stop what you are doing so that you don't destroy the product. You can choose to ignore the warning, but you will pay for it when it’s broken.

Changing Garments

1 Samuel 18:4
“And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.”

A powerful story is found in the friendship between David and Jonathan. The verse above shows the power of this friendship when “Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David.” Jonathan knew very well that those robes were the robes of a future king. When he stripped himself of this clothing, he was literally giving up his future for his friend.

Subtraction is Better Than Addition

1 Samuel 12:19
“And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, that we die not: for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us a king.”

We often hear how we need to add to our Christian life, but one of the things that is so often ignored is the importance of subtracting from it. It is important to add what the Scriptures tell us to do to our Christian life, but it is as important to subtract those things that hinder us from serving the LORD. If you don't subtract, the addition won't equal what the LORD desires out of your life.