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  • The Three Ingredients Of Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Nov 17, 2023
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    The Bible teaches us that true Thanksgiving is identified or verified by a life of daily THANKS-LIVING

    TITLE: THE THREE INGREDIENTS OF THANKSGIVING SCRIPTURE: I THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 Thanksgiving is a very special time of the year. Traditionally, it’s a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. The worldly perspective of thanksgiving however, has turned it into a time more

  • I Dont Know

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Oct 9, 2023
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    The dying thief realized his sin nailed him to the cross. But he also realized that his sin nailed Jesus to the cross.

    TITLE: I DON’T KNOW SCRIPTURE: ST. LUKE 23:39-43 / II CORINTHIANS 5:21 This particular text is ordinarily reserved for Holy Week or Good Friday Service. However, it is a text that we should examine as often as we can. We are somewhat familiar with the text, and I challenge you this morning to more

  • On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Oct 2, 2023
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    There are endless parallels between men's use of rocks and stones, and who Jesus is. Jesus is the rock, and Jesus is the way.

    TITLE: ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND SCRIPTURE: EXODUS 17:6 / I CORINTHIANS 10:4 Many of the wonders of the world were made of huge rocks, and because of this they have survived in part to this day. We are familiar with - • The Great Wall of China -- seventh century b.c. • The Great more

  • Unleash The Power Of Praise

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Sep 11, 2023
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    There is power in our acknowledgment that God is worthy of our worship and praise

    TITLE: UNLEASH THE POWER OF PRAISE SCRIPTURE: PSALM 100:4 / PSALM 117 This morning we continue in this fourth installment in our series on Praise. We began with “THE BATTLE CRY OF PRAISE” – we then examined “THE WEAPON OF PRAISE” followed last week with “THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE” – this more

  • The Weapon Of Praise

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Aug 27, 2023
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    God has given us a powerful spiritual weapon to use in spiritual warfare. That weapon is praise.

    TITLE: THE WEAPON OF PRAISE SCRIPTURE: PSALM 22:3 / 34:1 Last Sunday we examined the thought “The Battle Cry of Praise.” I want to continue this morning and perhaps over the course of the next few weeks to continue this examination on the subject of “Praise.” God has given us a powerful more

  • The Battle Cry Of Praise

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Aug 20, 2023
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    The first way you prepare for battle is to engage in praise and worship of God.

    TITLE: THE BATTLE CRY OF PRAISE SCRIPTURE: II SAMUEL 22:4 Would you agree with me that this world is full of traps and snares. • You know sin brings negative consequences to your life • You know you are going to face temptation to sin every day • You probably even know what some of those more

  • Only One Thing Is Needful

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Aug 6, 2023
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    We live in a time of never-ending worries and distractions.

    (This is not an original message, some key points have come from other ministers) TITLE: ONLY ONE THING IS NEEDFUL SCRIPTURE: ST. LUKE 10:38-42 Today’s gospel is probably one of the shortest narratives in the Bible, but even though it is short, it still has a lot to say. In today’s gospel more

  • Don't Wait Too Late

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jul 17, 2023
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    Although this is a funeral message it can be easily adapted to any Church setting

    TITLE: DON’T WAIT TOO LATE SCRIPTURE: REVELATION 14:13 / REVELATION 20:12-13 I will miss Brother Stephon as well as many of us that spend time caring for this Church. Brother Stephon grew on us, and we became comfortable seeing him around the Church working and doing anything we called upon him more

  • One Filthy Rag Talking To Another Filthy Rag

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jul 2, 2023
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    You cannot be saved by your good works, because no matter how hard you try, your “Good” is not good enough for the perfectly holy and completely righteous God who alone grants salvation.

    TITLE: ONE FILTHY RAG TALKING TO ANOTHER FILTHY RAG SCRIPTURE: ISAIAH 64:6 / ROMANS 3:10 / ROMANS 3:23 / ZECHARIAH 3:1-4 The title of this morning’s message came from a rather exciting and spirit filled Bible Study we had here at ‘First Church’ a few weeks ago. Rev. Finley actually threw more

  • The Five Requirements Of Faith

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on May 14, 2023
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    Abraham failed at times and had doubts like we do. He wasn’t perfect. This is the reason he is an excellent example of what it means to live a vibrant life of faith.

    TITLE: THE FIVE REQUIREMENTS OF FAITH SCRIPTURE: GENESIS 12:1-2 / JOSHUA 24:2-3 (The five topical points are from Dr. Charles Stanley with my defining of each) This morning will be the third installment of our “Faith Walk Series.” Recall with me a few weeks ago we shared the message “Lord, more

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Apr 16, 2023
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    The Apostle Peter certainly was very comfortable speaking about practice as tending toward growth in Christian discipleship.

    TITLE: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT SCRIPTURE: II PETER 1:5-10 Anyone who has ever achieved at a really high level knows that there is no substitute for practice. Sure, we've all heard stories of exceptionally gifted people who are able to master a subject or discipline on their first more

  • Get Up

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Apr 5, 2023
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    Tabitha, who is also known as Dorcas, whose name means Gazelle, was the first woman explicitly called a disciple in the book of Acts. What did she do that merited being called a disciple?

    TITLE: GET UP SCRIPTURE: ACTS 9:36-43 I am glad to return to the pulpit as Sis. Lawson and I struggled with COVID the past week and a half. My desire was to honor our woman last Sunday as March was “Women History Month.” I do want to recognize the importance and critical role women have in the more

  • Give Them Something To Eat

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Feb 26, 2023
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    Can I tell you this morning, it’s a stressful thing to have no money, no manpower, and no way to meet the needs in front of you. And still Jesus says to you what he said to his men so long ago, “These people are hungry. Give them something to eat.”

    TITLE: GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT SCRIPTURE: ST. MARK 6:32-44 This is one of the great miracles of the Bible. 5000 hungry men show up uninvited and then stay for supper. Imagine ordering 5000 pizzas-deep-dish, Chicago-style, of course. That would cost a pretty penny. Suppose you had to feed 5000 more

  • If I Had Just Looked Up

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Feb 5, 2023
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    The imagery of this Psalm is meant to give a sense of the comprehensive care of God for those who look to him. I must admit the most challenging times of my life, happened when I failed to “Just Look Up.”

    TITLE: IF I HAD JUST LOOKED UP SCRIPTURE: PSALM 121 This morning we’re going to look at a Psalm about looking up. Charles Spurgeon called this A Psalm Of The Eyes. Psalm 121 is written to speak to the heart, the simple, poetic formula is meant to hit home in a memorable way. The imagery of more

  • The Greatest Christmas Gift

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Dec 20, 2022
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    God gave us the best gift we could ever receive, the most beautiful and holy of gifts. Whether or not His birth is on December 25, it is the celebration of the most important gift we have ever received.

    TITLE: THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS GIFT SCRIPTURE: ST. MATTHEW 1:18-23 This time of year is profoundly fraught with multi-layered meanings – • Family traditions • Economic success for merchants • The winter solstice • The pause between the end of the lunar year and the longer solar year • Our more