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God has traditionally given a message during Bethany Revival Center''s New Years Eve watchnight service
that sets the theme and gives direction for our church for the upcoming year. The theme for 2014, given
through this sermon, is what it will require to become effective fishers of men.
The conclusion of the morning message, this sermon presents some nitty-gritty reasons why those who have received Christ don't
make complete room for Him in their hearts but actually resist what He would want to do in their lives. (Due to system problems, the
sound quality isn't the best. We apologize for this but felt the message was important enough to upload it anyway.)
There was no room for Jesus to be born in an inn, so He had to be born in a manger. That's unfitting for the Son of God,
the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. But how much of a tragedy it is when people don't make room for Him in their hearts..
This message is not only directed at sinners who need to receive Christ, but also to professing Christians who often,
in subtle ways, don't make room for Him in parts of their hearts and lives. (Sermon notes are included with Part 2.)
Being led by the Spirit of God is the way of life for a Christian and the way to victory over the flesh. Unfortunately, most Christians, it seems,
don't understand what being led of the Spirit really means. By the time you finish this message, you will know what it means to be led by
the Spirit; what the result of being led by the Spirit is; and, most importantly, how to walk in, or be led by, the Spirit of God.
Jesus warned that this life would be full of tribulation: meaning pressures, troubles and trials. But He also said to be
of good cheer - in spite of tribulation - because He has overcome the world. His victory over the world and over the
trials of life becomes ours, not as we trust in ourselves, but as we remain intimately related to and dependent on Him.
Moses asked God to show him His glory. Seeing God's glory results in transformed lives, miracles, and, most importantly, a greater
revelation of God Himself to His people. This sermon addresses what it will take to see God's glory in your midst.
Parts one and two of this series (see September messages) brought out the points that holiness is the nature of God and
holiness is a matter of the heart. This message takes it a step further and expounds how holiness affects every area of
life. As Pastor John points out, to have God's holiness perfected in you will require you to be totally open to Him
and to His dealings from His Word about who you are to be and what you are to do.
Grace is a much misunderstood. word. It is taken by some to mean it's all right to keep on sinning because, after all, "God's grace is
there to forgive you." Others stop short of its full meaning and think God's grace is simply for your initial born again experience, but
then it's up to you to perfect yourself in holiness and obedience. But true grace is much more than any of that. This sermon takes an
in-depth look at the grace of God and what it means to you, not only for getting saved but also for going on to perfection.
Matthew 21:22 says that all things you ask for in prayer believing you shall receive. This sermon brings out seven things to pray about for which
you can be assured you will receive the answer.
The enemy of your soul would want you to compromise with him and give up in your efforts to resist him. But you
must, instead, get up and fight him, because by the Spirit and anointing of the Lord, you can overcome him.
A sermon on signs of the times — natural and spiritual — and some things to do to escape God's judgment on this sinful
world and to prepare yourself for the rapture of the church.
People often put off dealing with their need for God and for salvation. They think they'll be able to take care of that down the road or
even right before they die. But that is extremely foolish thinking. This thought-provoking sermon will make it clear the time to get
saved is right now, because there are no guarantees for the future.
Jesus healed everyone who came to Him for healing. This is a faith-building message to encourage you to look to Jesus
and believe that He will heal you of whatever you need, be it physical, spiritual or emotional..
If you've accepted the Lord into your life, He's put you on a highway — a straight and narrow highway that leads
to life. Many things will try to deter you from that path, but you need a firm resolve to stay your course no matter
what may come your way.
When you face the unexpected and the undesirable; when there is no hope, God wants to bring you to
the place where you, like the Apostle Paul in the face of an impossible situation, can say,"I believe God!"
Continuing the thought of going all the way with God, this sermon is based on the text in Matthew 6:22-24, where Jesus talked about having
a "single eye" and the fact that no one can serve two masters.
A continuation of the morning message, this sermon addresses the question, How do we reach those who are riding the fence with God
and not going all the way with Him?
There comes a time to make a decision: "If the Lord is God, I am going to serve Him with all my heart. No more riding the fence, going
back and forth between Him and other gods."
Whether you like it or not, you're in a battle — and that battle is over your soul and the souls God would use you to reach for Him. The good
news is that you can win the battle. This sermon talks about the battle we're in and what it takes to overcome.
This sermon is the second of a series on holiness. The message focuses on the fact that true holiness is not just
something outward but is a matter of the heart. However, God's holiness worked into your heart will affect all aspects
of your life — inward and outward.
A continuation of this morning's message, Fear Not, You Can Make It, this sermon looks into the practical side of overcoming fear by the choice
of faith you make in the midst of trying circumstances, some of which will bring you to the end of all hope..
A faith-building message that would help you conquer fear, as it focuses primarily on who God is to you and what He has promised you.
If you're saved, this is a good reminder of what you received at conversion. If you're not saved, you need to know the blessings God has in store for you
when you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Holiness is a much misunderstood word within the church world. This sermon begins a study on holiness and
focuses on the truth that holiness is the nature of God.
This sermon, based on Matthew 5:20, magnifies God's righteousness, clarifies what it is, and instructs you how to grow in
When you find yourself in dark times — there seems to be no way out, and the will of God for your life may not come to
pass — there's an important decision you must make. As you do, God will turn the defeat of yesterday into victory today.
The apostle John made clear that if you have the hope of eternal life, you will purify yourself even as Christ is pure. That
desire for purity will cause you to pray and seek after true holiness that comes from the heart. A holy life will also make
you more effective in reaching others for Christ and in ministering to other Christian brothers and sisters.
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