Bro. Billy Compton — 7/15/18 — Going For Spiritual Gold — Phil 3:12-21

July 17, 2018
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GOING FOR SPIRITUAL GOLD

Philippians 3:12-21

 

  • THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION

 “Not that I have already obtained all of this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do:” (vs. 12-13a).

 Remember This Word.   Focus

 

  • THE IMPACT OF ELIMINATION

 “…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,” (vs. 13b).

 Remember This Word.     Forget

 

  • THE ABILITY OF DETERMINATION

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (vs. 14). “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body” (vs. 20-21).

Remember these words.     Forge Ahead

 

Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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Bro. Billy Compton — 7/8/18 — From Rubbish To Christ To Joy — Phil 3:1-11

July 8, 2018
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FROM RUBBISH TO CHRIST TO JOY

Philippians 3:1-11

 

RECOGNIZE LEGALISTIC ATTITUDES.

Watch out for those who do evil, those dogs, men who insist on cutting the body… we worship God by His spirit, and rejoice in our life in Christ Jesus We do not put any trust in external ceremonies (vs. 2-3 GN).

                                 

Examples of Legalism (vs. 4-6)

____Rituals__________   ___Religion____________

_____Race__________     ___Reputation__________

____Rules___

 

READJUST LIFE’S ACTIVITIES.

“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ… I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus… I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ” (vs. 7-8 NIV).

Remember This: Keep your priorities in perspective.

 

REFOCUS YOUR LONG-TERM AMBITIONS.

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death” (vs. 10 NIV).

 

How can I grow in Christ?

 ___Time______

____Talk______

____Trust_____

 

Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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Bro. Billy Compton — 7/1/18 — Crispus Cremus Questions — Acts 18:8

July 1, 2018
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Crispus Cremus Questions

Acts 18:8

 

The    Baby   Question.

“Therefore go and make disciples of

nations, baptizing them in the name

of the Father and of the Son and of

the Holy Spirit” (Mt. 28:19).

 

  • Should we baptize infants or is it more appropriate to baptize 
    those who are mature enough to make their own willful faith decision?

 

The    Clorox   Question.

 

  •  Isn’t baptism like spiritual Clorox? Isn’t baptism what washes your sin away?

“For it is by grace you have been saved,

through faith—and this not from yourselves,

it is the gift of God—not by works, so that

no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8-9).

 

The    Attorney   Question.

 

 “Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember

me when you come into your

kingdom.’ Jesus answered him,

‘I tell you the truth, today you

will be with me in paradise”

(Luke 23:42-43).

  •  “Technically speaking, Bro. Billy, I mean, do you really 
    have to be baptized to be a Christian?”

 

 The    H20   Question. 

 

  • The H2O question asks, “How should I be baptized?
    Should I 
    be sprinkled, poured, or be immersed?”

 “Then Philip began…and told

him the good news about Jesus.

…they came to some water and

Eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water.

Why shouldn’t I be baptized?’

And he gave orders to stop the

chariot. Then both Philip and the

eunuch went down into the water

and Philip baptized him”

(Acts 8:35-38).

 

The    Mechanics   Question.

 

  • The mechanics question simply 
    asks, “How do you do it?”

 

Conclusion

“Those who accepted his message

were baptized, and about three

thousand were added to their

number that day” (Acts 2:41).

 

“…having been buried with him

in baptism and raised with him

through your faith in the power

of God, who raised him from the

dead” (Col. 2:12).

 

Guest Speaker Blake Buckman — 6/24/18

June 26, 2018
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Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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Bro. Billy Compton — 6/17/18 — Eph 6:4

June 17, 2018
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SURVIVAL IN FATHERLAND:  LEAVING A LEGACY

 

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in
the training and instruction of the Lord.”  (Ephesians 6:4) NIV  

INVEST TIME DELIBERATELY

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”
(Ecc. 3:1)

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of
             you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Heb. 3:13)

MODEL SERVANTHOOD WITH HUMILITY

“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life,     
             which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal
             of approval.” (Jn. 6:27)

INTRODUCE CHRIST PERSONALLY

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children by coming down hard on them.
             Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.” (MSG)

Bro. Billy Compton — 6/10/18 — Phil 2:19-30

June 10, 2018
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GET ON THE “A” TEAM

Philippians 2:19-30

PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS.

                  (vs. 19-21).

  • Genuine interest in others.
  •   Looks out for others before self.

“Any man wrapped up in himself is no gift.”

 

A PERSON OF TRUST.

                  (vs. 22-24).

  • The more people trust you, the happier you will be.
  •   Keep your promises.    Be reliable.

“The greatest ability is dependability.”

TEAM WORK BEFORE COMPETITION.

                   (vs. 25).

  • Brother – Family
  • Fellow worker – Fellowship
  • Fellow soldier – Messenger

EMBRACE SOMETHING WORTH DYING FOR.

                    (vs. 26-27).

  • Sent
  • Sensitive      
  • Selfless

“Joy comes when service comes before security.”

 

If you insist on saving your life, you will lose it. Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live”    (Mark 8:35 LB).

Bro. Billy Compton — 6/3/18 — The Lord’s Supper

June 9, 2018
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THE LORD’S SUPPER

The Lord’s Supper is the title given by Paul (1 Cor. 11:20).  It bears other names.  Luke used the phrase “breaking of bread” (Acts 2:42-46; 20:11; Luke 24:35).  Paul employed the term communion, which referred to believers’ relationship with the Lord (vertically) and with fellow believers (horizontally).  Eucharist, another designation for the Lord’s Supper, is derived from the Greek word eucharistia, “giving of thanks”, as it implies the thanksgiving over bread and cup (1 Cor. 11:24).  Paul referred to it as the “Lord’s Table.”  (1 Cor. 10:21)

The Gospels (Matt. 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-20 and Paul’s accounts (1 Cor. 11:23) indicate the Lord’s Supper is rooted in the Old Testament ceremony of Passover.  Jesus used the occasion to identify Himself – by His actions and words – as the sacrificial Lamb.  Christ’s words and actions initiated the celebration of this powerful symbol, the early church practiced it (Acts 2:42, 20:7), and it continues to be observed as a powerful symbol of our faith. 

The Lord’s Supper not only carries historical significance, but also theological significance in that it symbolizes the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus.  The bread and cup represent s the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  The blood, being essential to His earthly life and all other life, was shed redemptively for our lives.  The table affirms His love to us as He invites us to come to His supper, and our partaking affirms our faith in Him.   

There is no biblical requirement concerning the frequency with which the church is to observe the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper.  One might partake of it weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually without violation of the commandment or spirit. The Bible simply says, “This do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me” (1 Cor. 11:25).  More important than the frequency is the spirit in which the ordinance is observed. 

The celebration of Communion commemorates a past event, it also anticipates a future consummation in His coming (1 Cor. 11:26).  Thus a memorial of faith becomes a prophecy of hope!

 

Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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Bro. Billy Compton — 5/27/18 — Rev. 7:9-17

May 27, 2018
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A DAY TO REMEMBER

Revelation 7:9-17

  • DWELLING TOGETHER IN _UNITY__.

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” (vs. 9).

  • WORSHIPPING GOD

“And they cried out in a loud voice…They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” (vs.10-12). 

  • CONTINUALLY AT PEACE AND SATISFIED

‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat.  For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes’” (vs.16-17).

  

Now none but Christ can satisfy, None other name for me!

There’s love, and life and lasting joy, Lord, Jesus, found in thee.

Bro. Billy Compton — 5/13/18 — II Tim 1:1-5

May 26, 2018
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I REMEMBER MOTHER

 

II Timothy 1:1-5

       

  • I REMEMBER MOTHER BECAUSE OF HER _CHRISTIAN FAITH_.

            ∙   She heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and acknowledged her
                 need of a Savior.

            ∙   I remember to compare her to Proverbs 31:28-29

           

 

  • I REMEMBER MOTHER BECAUSE OF HER PARENTAL _GUIDANCE_.

∙   Proverbs 22:15 “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod
of discipline will drive it far from him.”

∙    Proverbs 23:13 “Do not withhold discipline from a child. If you punish
him with the rod, he will not die.”

∙  Discipline that influences a life guiding one in the right way.

             ∙   Discipline as focused attention guiding one in the way of goodness,
                 faith and love.

 

 

  • I REMEMBER MOTHER BECAUSE SHE HAS A LIVING __HOPE_.

               She prayers her children will experience Christ as their Savior.

            ∙   Mother has an ETERNAL HOPE …a mother of faith
                 and faithfulness will give you a hope to live with and a hope to die by.

Bro. Billy Compton — 5/6/18 — Growing a Joyful Life — Phil 2:12-18

May 6, 2018
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Sunday School begins at 10:00am EST with Morning Worship beginning at 11:00am EST.  Evening Worship begins at 6:00pm EST

Wednesday Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00pm EST

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GROWING A JOYFUL LIFE

Philippians 2:12-18

 

 

CULTIVATE A PLEASING DISPOSITION

 

“…work out your salvation…with fear and trembling” (vs. 12).

Do everything without complaining or arguing” (vs. 14).

 

  • Are you ready for the challenge of shining like a star?
  • Will you do your part?

 

CREATE A POSITIVE WITNESS

 

So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God

without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which

you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word

of life” (vs. 15-16a).

 

  • Visualize your relationship to Christ.
  • Will you make a difference? Be real.

 

CONCENTRATE ON AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

 

But…I am glad and rejoice with all of you, so that you

too should be glad and rejoice with me” (vs. 17a-18).

 

  • Be thankful in all circumstances; not for all

circumstances.

  • Remember God’s care and celebrate His goodness.

 

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s

will for you in Christ Jesus” (I Thess. 5:18).