Bro. Billy Compton — 12/2/18 — Hope Rising — Romans 15:13

December 6, 2018
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HOPE RISING

Romans 15:13

 

THE LESSONS FROM A PAST HOPE

            “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign:

            The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son,

            and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).

            “And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing

           age, was enabled to bear children because she

            considered him faithful who had made the promise”

            (Hebrews 11:11).

THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF A PRESENT HOPE

            “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,

            firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary

            behind the curtain…” (Hebrews 6:19).

 

THE PROMISE FOR A FUTURE HOPE

            “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that

            is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what

            they already have? But if we hope for what we

            do not yet have, we wait for it patiently”

            (Romans 8:24-25).

                

               Dear God, We thank you that during this Advent

            season we can unwrap your gift of hope. Help us

            remember and hold tightly to hope in our present

            realities while we wait with expectation for our

            hope to be fulfilled when Christ comes again. Amen.

 

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Bro. Billy Compton — 11/25/18 — Break the Routine Barrier — 1 Cor 11:23-29

November 30, 2018
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BREAKING THE ROUTINE BARRIER

I Corinthians 11:23-29

 

A TIME TO COMMERORATE

  • “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on

to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed,

took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke

it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this

in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper

he took the cup saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant

in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in

remembrance of me’” (I Cor. 11:23-25 NIV).

 

  • “Such a high priest meets our need—one who is holy,

blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above

the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not

need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own

sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed

for their sins once for all when he offered himself”

(Heb. 7:26-27 NIV).

 

A TIME TO PROCLAIM

  • “For when you eat this bread and drink this cup, you

proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes”

(I Cor. 11:26 NIV).

 

A TIME TO EXAMINE

  • “Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup

of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of

sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man

ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread

and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks

without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks

judgment on himself” (I Cor. 11:27-29 NIV).

 

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Bro. Billy Compton — 11/18/18 — Thanksgiving is Thanksliving — Luke 17:11-19

November 19, 2018
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THANKSGIVING IS THANKSLIVING

Luke 17:11-19 NIV

 

  • REALIZE THE VALUE OF _FELLOWSHIP .

 

“As He was going into a village, 10 men who had

Leprosy met Him…” (Luke 17:12a NIV).

 

  • REMEMBER THE POWER OF _PRAYER .

 

“they stood at a distance and called out in a

Loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us’”

(Luke 17:12b-13 NIV).

 

  • RECOGNIZE THE NECESSITY OF _FAITH .

 

“…He said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the

priests.’ And as they went, they were

cleansed” (Luke 17:14 NIV).

 

  • RESPOND WITH _THANK YOU .

 

“He threw himself at Jesus feet and thanked

Him” (Luke 17:16 NIV).   

 

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Bro. Billy Compton — 11/11/18 — A Prayer Tribute — Psalms 86:1-7

November 11, 2018
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Bro. Billy Compton — 11/4/18 — What God Wants You to Know — Ephesians 1:7-15

November 4, 2018
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What God Wants You to Know

Ephesians 1:7-14

 

     There is nothing you can do to make God love you more,

     and nothing you can do to make Him love you less. His

     love is unconditional, impartial, everlasting, infinite, and

     perfect!

 

  1. God _delights_ in you.

 

“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zeph. 3:17 NIV).

 

“…because of what Christ has done…we have become gifts to God and He delights in us…” (Eph. 1:11 LB).

 

  1. God _understands_ you.

 

“God understands us and knows what is best for us at all times” (Eph. 1:8 LB).

 

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Heb. 4:13).

 

  • God _loves_ you unconditionally.

 

“In order that we who were the first to put our hope in Christ might be for the praise of His glory and you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation” (Eph. 1:12-13 NIV).

 

  1. God _engages_ you personally.

 

“When you believed you were marked in Him with a seal, the promise of the Holy Spirit who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance…” (Eph. 1:13b-14 NIV).

 

“The life I live…I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal. 2:20 NIV).

 

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Bro. Billy Compton — 10/21/18 — Claiming Our Benefits and Blessings — Ephesians 1:3-7

October 21, 2018
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CLAIMING OUR BENEFITS AND BLESSINGS

Ephesians 1:3-7

 

HE HAS _CHOSEN US TO BE IN CHRIST.

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight” (vs. 4 NIV).

 

HE HAS _ADOPTED US INTO HIS FAMILY.

“In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will…” (vs. 5 NIV).

“Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, ‘Papa! Father’” (Gal. 4:7 MSG).

HE HAS _REDEEMED US THROUGH HIS BLOOD.

“…to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (vss. 6-7 NIV).

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Bro. Billy Compton — 10/14/18 — Series: Lessons From the Farm — The Potential of Harvest Time — Luke 10:1-8; Matthew 9:35-38

October 14, 2018
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THE POTENTIAL OF HARVEST TIME

Luke 10:1-8; Matthew 9:35-38

                                                

THE HARVEST IS PRECIOUS.

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them” (Matt. 9:36a),

 

THE HARVEST IS PERPLEXED.

“because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matt. 9:36b).

 

THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL.

“He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Luke 10:2).

“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few”

(Matthew 9:37).

 

THE HARVEST IS PERISHING.

“I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town” (Luke 10:12); “Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest” (John 4:35).

 

THE HARVEST IS PRIORITY.

“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

“Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves” (Luke 10:2b & 3).

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:37-38).

 

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Bro. BIlly Compton — 10/7/18 — Series: Lessons From the Farm — Re-Thinking Manure — Romans 5:3-5; 1 Peter 4:12-19

October 7, 2018
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RE-THINKING MANURE

Romans 5:3-5; I Peter 4:12-19

 

REALIZE  SUFFERING HAPPENS.

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has   come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you” (I Peter 4:12).

 

REMEMBER YOUR  IDENTITY WITH CHRIST.

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance” (Romans 5:3).

 

REFUSE TO BE  ASHAMED .

         “perseverance, character, and character, hope” (Romans 5:4)

 

REMAIN  FAITHFUL IN GOD’S FAITHFULNESS.

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has given to us” (Romans 5:5).

“So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good” (I Peter 4:19).

 

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Bro. Billy Compton — 9/30/18 — Series: Lessons From the Farm — Working in the Hay — John 15:1-17

September 30, 2018
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WORKING IN THE HAY

John 15:1-17

 

STEP ONE IS SURRENDER.

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me” (vs. 1 & 4).

 

  • Growing followers of Christ are challenged to remain faithful.
  • The word remain is mentioned 10 times in the first 10 verses.
  • The greater “Vine” is Jesus. Surrender connects us to Christ and his family.

 

STEP TWO IS CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

            “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

       Now remain in my love” (vs 9).

 

  • The life of a disciple in Christ will not grow fruit without community.
  • Spiritual growth needs a partnership.
  • Connecting in small groups is about community.

 

STEP THREE IS PRODUCTIVITY.

           “You did not choose me, but I chose you and

             appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—

             fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in

             my name the Father will give you. This is my

            command: Love each other” (vs. 16-17).

                                                    

  • Each branch has responsibilities.
  • Each branch is to bear fruit.
  • A branch cannot bear fruit of itself.

 

Commit… Celebrate … Connect … Contribute!

Working in hay or growing as a disciple of Christ is not meant to do alone!!

 

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Bro. Billy Compton — 9/23/18 — Series: Lessons From the Farm — Stuck on the Road — Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

September 26, 2018
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STUCK ON THE ROAD

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

 

A HARD HEART (vs. 4).

 

  • The soil was hard, the seed fell to the wayside and birds ate it.
  • A rightful response, when refused, results in a calloused conscience.

  

A SHALLOW HEART (vs. 5-6).

 

  • An outward appearance but little inward depth.
  • People who show interest but make no commitment of surrender.

 

A CROWDED HEART (vs. 7).

  • Busyness strangles the Word of God.
  • First rate loyalties to second rate causes.

 

AN OPEN HEART (vs. 8-9).

 

  • A receptive heart becomes a fruitful life.
  • A receptive heart is good soil for multiplied production for God’s blessings.

  

WARNING: LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK!

 

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