Lighthouse Community Church
Downs, Kansas

"Living the New Testament in today's world"


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Signs of Fire”

Amos 5:4-16 
June 25, 2017

 

Israel received a warning through Amos that a fire was coming because Israel was seeking salvation by going to sacred places where God revealed Himself in the past.  

Going to those sacred places became a substitute for knowing and serving God.  

God was going to reduce the sacred places to nothing and send those who relied upon them into exile.  

As the signs of a prairie fire appear in the air around us the signs of a spiritual fire appear in our relationships with each other.  

It is a sign of fire when we turn justice into bitterness  

It is a sign of fire when we despise whoever who tells the truth  

It is a sign of fire when we trample on the poor and force them to give us grain  

It is a sign of fire when we oppress the righteous  

It is a sign of fire when we deprive the poor of justice in the courts  

Israel ignored the signs of fire.  

Are we any different than Israel?

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Jun 25

 


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Like Father, Like Son”

 John 8:31-47
 June 18, 2017

 

How many things do you do a certain way because your father or grandfather told you the way to do them?  

All of us want to carry out our father’s desire when we are young.  

Rebellion occurs when we begin to please someone other than our father.  

We have a spiritual problem when Satan is the person that we desire to please.  

The father we desire to please is revealed in the way that we treat people.  

Love is the fruit of truth.  

Invitation: Who do you desire to please?

 

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Jun 18

 


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“True Testimony”

Romans 3:10-24
June 11, 2017

 

Why do we teach children not to run into the street any time that they want to?  

We do well at figuring out that being run over by an automobile has a bad outcome.  

There are other things that cause as much harm but take much longer to recognize.  

There are everyday human behaviors that result in physical death now and eternal suffering later.  

We have been exposed to a toxic level of sin all our lives.  

The mouth is the #1 instrument of sin and evil for humanity.  

We do not know the way that God has prepared for us let alone follow it.  

We completely ignore all of the warning and danger signs.  

Our only hope is to find a Healer and a Savior.  

Faith connects us to our Healer and Savior.  

Faith in Jesus only comes through the Word of God.

 

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Jun 11

 


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Our Father”

Romans 4:13-25
June 4, 2017

 

Last week we were reminded about the heroes of faith. The object of the scripture today is a man who is more than a hero. His faith was so unique and remarkable that he became the example of faith for all of humanity. Abraham is the father of all who believe.  

Faith is belief based upon hope in the promises of God.  

Hope is the eager expectation of something that is not.  

Faith begins with the past: what God has already done.  

There are promises that have not yet been fulfilled.  

Faith is living as a recipient of the promises every day.  

Invitation: to live as the spiritual child of Abraham.

 

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Jun 04

 


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Remembering Our Heroes”

Hebrews 11:1-40
May 28, 2017

 

Do you know any heroes?                      

Four kinds of heroes in life:

1. Those who want to die.  

2. Glory hounds: they take risks for the sake of personal vanity.  

3. Heroes of circumstance: those who reacted to the situation without thinking.  

4. Servants who sacrifice for someone or something greater.  

The heroes in Hebrews 11 were all servants who sacrificed for the sake of God and His kingdom.  

The heroes of faith were a source of safety and blessing yet they were despised, opposed, slandered, mistreated and attacked.  

Death did not separate heroes of faith from their reward.  

We know their stories because the Holy Spirit inspired the recording and the sharing the details of their faith and service.  

Invitation: To live according to the promises of God and become a hero of faith.

 

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May 28

 


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Not From Us”

2 Corinthians 4:1-7
May 21, 2017

 

Ministry is a gift of God’s mercy.  

Christians have the ministry of serving truth.  

What is being served to us besides the truth?  

Entire religions have been built around the secret society model.  

Blaming and shaming is a powerful tool of manipulation and control.  

Deception teaches me methods and techniques and shortcuts to the things I want.  

Advertising commercials for a pizza restaurant chain are short term distortion.  

Long term distortion is being controlled by something that harms and destroys us and our relationships.  

The work of the god of this age is to blind the minds of unbelievers:      

The work of God’s servants is to set forth the truth plainly: to talk about the things that do not change over time.  

When we are ministers of the truth we preach Jesus Christ as Lord.  

When we are ministers of the truth we preach ourselves as servants for Jesus’ sake.  

Our God makes his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ  

Where does our ministry come from?

 

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May 21

 


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List of Upcoming Sermons 

Date, 2017 Scripture Reference  * Title
July 2,  Communion Matthew 23:1-12 “The Fruit of Obedience”
July 9, Matthew 23:13-22 “Where I Lead”
July 16, Matthew 23:23-28 “Looking at the Inside”
July 23, Matthew 23:29-36 “We Would Not Do That”
July 30, Matthew 23:37-39 “To Gather the Children”


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