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  • They Ceased Not

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Mar 1, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,918 views

    It’s never easy to live under constant stress and adversity. When our lives are finished, may it be said of us that “they ceased not.” Faithfulness to God is not a novel thing; it’s to be our normal practice.

    THEY CEASED NOT ACTS 5:34-42 Text: Acts 5:42 Acts 5:42 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Introduction: We see the spirit of the Sanhedrin in Acts 5:32. As we read this verse we are reminded of the constant adversity ...read more

  • He Prepared Not His Heart

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Mar 1, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,159 views

    It is necessary that we prepare our hearts to seek the Lord. If no care or effort is made in doing and making the heart right, it will go wrong.

    HE PREPARED NOT HIS HEART 2 CHRONICLES 12 Text: 2 Chronicles 12:14 2 Chronicles 12:14 14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD. Introduction: In your study of the Word of God you have probably noticed that as a general rule, at the end of each ...read more

  • The Kindness Of God

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Feb 6, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,243 views

    There is nothing more amazing than the grace of God that brings salvation.

    THE KINDNESS OF GOD 2 SAMUEL 9 Text: 2 Samuel 9:3 Introduction: There is nothing more amazing than the grace of God that brings salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 An Old Testament picture of New Testament grace is Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth. He was Saul’s grandson. When Saul and ...read more

  • A Double Portion

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jan 30, 2009
    based on 18 ratings
     | 7,106 views

    A desire for God’s blessing

    Text: 2 Kings 2:9 2 Kings 2:9 9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. Introduction: 1. SPIRITUAL REQUEST ...read more

  • Make This Valley Full Of Ditches

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jan 30, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,037 views

    If we will trust and obey the Lord, then the victory will come.

    Text: 2 Kings 3:16 2 Kings 3:16 (KJV) 16 And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches. Introduction: 1. THE PEOPLE INVOLVED (VS 1-8) 2 Kings 3:1-8 (KJV) 1 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king ...read more

  • Some Great Thing

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jan 30, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,252 views

    Too often we look for dynamic things while God is using the common things.

    Text: 2 Kings 5:13 (2 Ki 5:13) "And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?" Introduction: Notice: 1. CONDITION ...read more

  • How To Recover The Cutting Edge

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jan 30, 2009
    based on 51 ratings
     | 9,451 views

    Most of what we do in the church can be done without the agency or the power of the Holy Spirit!

    Text: 2 Kings 6:5 2 Kings 6:5 5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. Introduction: The school of the prophets had grown to the point that they needed to provide new facilities. As they are in the ...read more

  • Rest In The Lord

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Aug 9, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,908 views

    There is no better rest than the rest found in the Lord.

    Text: Psalms 37:7 Psalm 37:7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Introduction: 1. REST IN THE WILL OF GOD Ephes. 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, ...read more

  • Yet Now There Is Hope

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Aug 7, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,565 views

    Israel had sinned and in failing to separate from the people of the land. the actions of Ezra as he faced this problem is an example for us to follow today.

    YET NOW THERE IS HOPE Ezra 10 Text: Ezra 10:2 Ezra 10:2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this ...read more

  • Be Strong For I Am With You Series

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jul 23, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,791 views

    Satan is always doing his utmost to stay the work of God. He hindered these Jews from building the temple, and today he endeavors to hinder the people of God from spreading the gospel. We must remember to be strong for the Lord is with us.

    Text Verse: Haggai 2:4 Haggai 2:4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts: Introduction: Satan is always ...read more

  • They Came And Did Work Series

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 883 views

    Because of the work on the Temple had ceased, God sent a preacher with a message. God message was that their concerns for their own houses was inappropriate which resulted in undesirable consequences. Haggai closed the message with a challenge for them

    They Came and Did Work Haggai 1:12-15Text Verse: Haggai 1:14 Haggai 1:14 And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came ...read more

  • It Is Time To Consider Your Ways

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jul 8, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,393 views

    The work began well at first, then stalled, as the people of God became self-absorbed and so concerned about re-building their own homes and lives neglecting the work of God had given then to do.

    Text Verse: Haggai 1:4-5 (Haggai 1:4-5) "Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste? {5} Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways." Introduction: Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylon in 586 B. C. In 538 B. C. King Cyrus allowed ...read more

  • I Am Debtor

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,706 views

    In this letter written by Paul to the Christians at Rome he begins by giving a description of himself. A debtor.

    Text Verse: Romans 1:14 (Romans 1:14) "I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise." Introduction: In this letter written by Paul to the Christians at Rome he begins by giving a description of himself. (Romans 1:1) "Paul, a servant of ...read more

  • Addicted Themselves To The Ministry

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,292 views

    Imagine for a moment if all who were in a Bible believing church would become addicted to the ministry, what would happen.

    Text Verse: 1 Cor 16:15 (1 Corinthians 16:15) "I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)" Introduction: Notice the words used in this verse. This family had ...read more

  • I Am Debtor

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,752 views

    Paul realizes his position not only to the Lord but also to the world. Paul is referred to as a servant of Jesus Christ, and a debtor to the world.

    Text Verse: Rom 1:14 (Rom 1:14 KJV) "I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise." Introduction: Paul realizes his position not only to the Lord but also to the world. Paul is referred to as a servant of Jesus Christ, and a debtor to the ...read more

  • Restore Unto Me The Joy Of Thy Salvation

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 241 ratings
     | 36,639 views

    Joy can be restored

    Introduction: Psalms 51:12,13 says,"Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways ; and sinners shall be converted unto thee." So many today in churches all across America have lost their joy and are not ready to ...read more

  • For It Is Time

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 115 ratings
     | 3,332 views

    God help us not to get weary in well doing.

    Introduction: What should we think of a farmer who allowed his finest field to lie fallow year after year? Yet men neglect their souls; besides being unprofitable, these inward fields become full of weeds and exceedingly foul. Israel had sinned against God in several areas, which I believed ...read more

  • The Lord He Is The God

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 4,123 views

    The odds may looked stacked in the favor of evil, but Elijah is about to experience the truth that one plus God is a majority.

    Introduction: This passage has it setting when the spiritual tide in Israel is at an extremely low ebb. The people have, for the most part, turned their backs on the Lord and have gone after the Canaanite god Baal. It is against this backdrop of apostasy and idolatry that the prophet Elijah ...read more

  • For Demas Hath Forsaken Me

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 130 ratings
     | 5,141 views

    There is never a time in a belivers life to quit.

    Introduction: This is the last words of this chapter and some of the last words spoken by Paul. There are many characters that surround Paul. He is writting to one of them and writing about another. No doubt that Paul and others had high hopes for Demas. But something happened and now Demas has ...read more

  • From The Presence Of The Lord

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 1,464 views

    The importance of the will of God in our lives.

    Introduction: There are many people who has been called of God to do something and have obeyed. There are many people who have been called of God to do something, and ran from Him, instead of doing His will. Jonah was one who ran. Notice 1. REQUIREMENT OF GOD (Vss. 1-2) (Jonah ...read more

  • So As Much As In Me Is

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 827 views

    Paul after he greets these Christians at Rome, and declares his indebtedness, he then begins to convey how that he was going to handle the indebtedness that he had.

    Introduction: Paul after he greets these Christians at Rome, and declares his indebtedness, he then begins to convey how that he was going to handle the indebtedness that he had. Notice: 1. Resolution (vss 15) (Romans 1:15) "So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel ...read more

  • And Jabez Called On The God Of Israel

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Oct 19, 2000
    based on 302 ratings
     | 5,487 views

    The importance of prayer

    And Jabez called on the God 1 Chronicles 4 Text Verse: 1 Chronicles 4:10 (1 Chronicles 4:10) "And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, ...read more