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Sermons by Michael Felber
42 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
22008231 The Importance of prayer to public worship 1Timothy 1:18-2:6
Paul wrote this first of the “pastoral epistles” to help Timothy as he was leading the Ephesian church back to a right focus and especially right public worship. Paul was concerned that the local church stay right, look like the one they worshipped. Having reminded Timothy of the severe danger of and the proper response to damaging the local body, Paul talks about public worship. First on the list for public worship is prayer. “First of all” connects to “I exhort.” The point is not to say that Prayer was most important in the service, but that it was first of several points about worship that Paul wanted them to consider. Prayer reminds us of our need and our Father’s desire. Prayer is important in public forums. Prayer should always be a part of public worship. Paul presents the importance of prayer as he focuses on who should pray and how they should pray.
56 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
22009201 Services that Reflect Redemption 1Timothy 2:8-15
The message of the bride of Christ is that you can be right with God. You can be restored to an intimate, personal, daily, loving relationship with God the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ. With God is fullness of life. Sin destroys what mankind is searching for. Sin is the blight of wholeness, it is the virus to healthiness, it is the obstacle to openness. Sin never brings lasting happiness. The first sin did not bring lasting happiness nor will the last. You need three to enjoy your relationship with God. The first of those is a pure heart and that only comes through Jesus Christ. The first does not require maintenance because it is a gift, not something worked for or earned. It is received. It is God reaching out to us. The second and third require maintenance: good conscience and faith unfeigned. A good conscience requires that you do what you know. Faith unfeigned requires that what you know is accurate. How we worship reflects our view of God. In this passage from the manual for the local church, we learn that we need to prepare before we worship.
37 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
22009131 Have Three, Maintain Two 1Timothy 1:3-18
Are the Scriptures designed to be a smorgasbord for picking and choosing or is it a manual for how to safely operate? “Have three, maintain two.” The Ephesian church was struggling. They were a “good” church. They were well respected. According to Revelation 2 they worked hard and kept themselves from those which were evil, BUT they had left their first love. They looked good but had quit maintaining their relationship with the Lord. Good relationships take constant maintenance. Without maintenance relationships fail and cease to function well. Our Scripture text today reminds us that everyone needs three and must maintain two.
49 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
22009061 Your Work Matters 1Corinthians 10:31
How does God look at life? Is there a difference between secular and sacred work? Is one more valuable? Have I been incredibly blessed to be vocationally in ministry for 35 years? Was my year wasted when I changed from being a pastor to a bus driver? How about in my high school and college years when I cut grass for a living? Was I just “marking time” until I could go into the “ministry”? How about you? Should each of you quit your job and go into “full time Christian service?” Would your life matter more if you did? Notice that God's Word says "Your Work Matters!"
44 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
22011011 Be an Example Ephesians 4:12
Through out the Bible we admonitions to teach: Parents to children, fathers to son, mothers to daughters, older to younger, or teacher to student. By the words we say or don’t say, we teach our children what is or is not important. By our actions we teach what is important enough to spend our time on and what is not. We need to be aware of our example and ask our selves what it is that we are teaching those around us. By our actions and words, what are we telling others is important in our lives?
32 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
22011151 Take heed to thyself 1Timothy 4:11-16
Paul challenges Timothy to “insist on” and teach scriptural truths. The challenge is to never swerve from the Scriptures. Teach and hold fast to the Scriptures. This text reminds believers of the danger of operating on tradition or a popular teacher’s teachings. One of the foundational truths of a Biblical church is that the Bible is the sole authority.
20 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
22007011 Where to find wisdom Proverbs 1.7-9
Wisdom begins with God and comes through parents.
39 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
22007051 What can make America Great? Micah 6:6-8
As we think of our nation we must consider God in the history of the United States. We are in troublous times as a nation. We are distracted from what has brought blessing on our nation. We have come to think that speaking of God in public and acknowledging Him as the author of Liberty is somehow destructive to our nation. Liberty and freedom originate in God and when we remove Him from our national discourse we love the liberty and freedom we so desire.
36 minutes | May 31, 2020
2200531 Meeting In The Cloud 1Thessalonians 4.13-18
Paul's message in chapter 4 begins with the reminder that since Jesus is coming, be ready. Live remembering that Satan is defeated and Jesus is coming. Our study explains the relationship of the dead to the return of the Lord and where we will meet the Lord. Doctrine is the protection of the church. This information guides the believer on how to think and live.
32 minutes | May 25, 2020
22005241 Are You Ready? 1Thessalonians
We are hearing that because of certain events happening today, Jesus is coming back. Are the events we are seeing a sign of the end times? The Thessalonian believers were also living in the reality that Jesus could come in their lifetime. Ever since our Lord returned to heaven we have been waiting for His imminent return. It is important that you live in the light of Jesus certain return. Are you ready?
15 minutes | May 17, 2020
2200506 The secret of contentment - Philippians 4:10-13
What does it mean, "I can do all things through Christ?" Paul said that he learned he could "do any state" with Christ. How can you handle your world when it is out of your control? Contentment is a word that is rarely even used in our society, but it is the key to unlocking peace in your life. Follow along as you learn how to be content.
18 minutes | May 16, 2020
2200513 People that change a nation Proverbs 31:1-9
Who impacts our nation? Lemuel's mom realized that her greatest life purpose would be accomplished through someone else. Her influence on a nation and on the world was through her son. Your life impact is important even when it is not in front of a crowd. Live on purpose and change a nation.
50 minutes | May 12, 2020
2200510 Women who make a mark on the world Proverbs 31
This challenge comes from Proverbs 31. It is a thank you and a spotlight on the kind of woman who makes a positive difference in the world every day. Women impact the world and yet their contribution is often overlooked or marginalized. The Scriptures have always recognized the important role of women in the world of finance, family and society. Never underestimate the influence you can have on the world by being the right kind of person. To all who live and model this life, thank you.
31 minutes | May 6, 2020
22005031 How To Keep From Being Overwhelmed Philippians 4:1-9
In Philippians 4 God teaches us how to keep from being overwhelmed. He gives very specific and easy to follow instructions for how to keep the "keep the water from filling your boat" in the middle of life's storms: Stand fast in the Lord, rejoice in the Lord, depend upon the Lord, think like the Lord, act Like the Lord. May God's Word refresh and renew you in the middle of your life storms.
36 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
22004261 Rejoice In The Lord Philippians 3:1-7
In Philippians 3 Paul concludes a major doctrine he taught in chapter 2. Knowing that God saved you on purpose, that He has a plan for your life and you are part of God's plan, rejoice in the Lord instead of being distracted with life's disappointments.
27 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
22004191 What Is God Doing? Psalm 44
The Psalms describe how we feel and relate questions we are sometimes afraid to ask. Psalm 44 is a teaching Psalm and addresses the times of our lives when God seems silent and blessings seem to have stopped. "What is God doing?" Psalm 44 teaches us what to consider when the blessings seem to stop.
23 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
22004151 Be Thankful Psalm 107:8
Thankfulness is the key to discouragement. We will look at God's gracious command to be thankful, examples of thankfulness and topics for which to be thankful. Look for ways to demonstrate thankfulness.
23 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
22004121 "Satisfied" Isaiah 53
The prophet Isaiah wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that God would send the Messiah. The Israelites looked for a liberator from their political enemies, but God had promised much more. God had promised a liberator - a Savior - from the evil, murderous tyrant Lucifer. The Lord Jesus Christ's substitutionary sacrifice is amazing because it is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world. Propitiation means "a place of forgiveness." In Jesus Christ the sins of the whole world have been paid. The debt was satisfied and so was the Father. Freed from Satan's bondage into the kingdom of Light. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
15 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
2200408 Responding to the Lamb Mark 15
As we celebrate Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday, let's remember that everyone must personally respond to the Lamb. Follow along as we see the main characters of the crucifixion and notice their personal choices concerning Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
22 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
22004051 Who is your King? Mark 11:1-19
Palm Sunday is the celebration of the Messiah's coronation. In our study from Mark 11 many shouted and cheered the promised one who came at the precise time prophesied in the Old Testament. Not everyone who cheers is truly a follower of Jesus Christ. Some who cheered on Sunday later shouted to "crucify" Him. Who is your King?
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