Do You Despise the Church of God? – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 – 11/10/19 p.m. sermon

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley

Division is an abomination before God. That’s why the church is encouraged to be of one mind (1 Cor. 1:10). It is also vital that the church be united as one body, and this is the major problem we see in the latter half of 1 Corinthians 11.The church in Corinth was not one body, but were dividing themselves, and defiling their assemblies in which they came together to partake of the Lord’s Supper.

Give Thanks to the Lord: For He is Just – Psalm 136:10-20 – 11/10/19 a.m. sermon

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley

We have innumerable reasons to be thankful to God. A few of those reasons are described in Psalm 136, which reminds us to give thanks to God whose steadfast love endures forever. The Psalmist writes in a few lines about God’s defeat of Israel’s enemies, who were justly punished because of their wickedness. God is always justice and always renders as is fitting for the sins that are committed. Only those covered in the blood of Christ can have their sins washed away and be pure and righteous in the eyes of God.

Blessed are the Steadfast – James 1:12 – 11/3/19 First Sunday Devotional

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley

Having concluded our examination of the Beatitudes, we move on to a couple of statements from other passages in the Bible that follow a similar formulaic pattern to that of the Beatitudes. In this discussion, we focus on a passage in James 1:12, which tells us that the one who remains steadfast under trial is blessed because he will receive the crown of life.

“God Wants Me To Be Happy” – Revelation 22:7-15 – 10/27/19 a.m. sermon

Speaker: Justin P. Sivley

Often, when people say, “God wants me to be happy,” it’s an attempt of justifying their sin. This happens so often, that some Christians, when asked if God wants happiness for his people, will answer, “No.” However, if we understand what it means to really be happy, and where true happiness is found, it should become quite clear that God does in fact want his children to be happy in Him.