Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

Don’t Raise Cain!

There was a man named Cain who was Adam and Eve’s first child. He was the first human ever born by natural means. He was the first person born with a human nature that was flawed because of what his parents did. Just like Cain was born with a flawed human nature, so are we. In Cain’s life we can see the root problem of our human nature. What is it?

Cain was born first and then along came his brother named Abel. Continue Reading →

What Qualifies You To Be Used By God?

Do you ever feel others may be qualified to serve God in a significant way, but not you? Have you ever felt completely unprepared and ill-equipped to be used by God? Have you ever thought that the wrong things you have done in your past have disqualified you from ANY important place in God’s plans? Well, many of God’s people feel this way, but are they really worthless to God?

What is it that God looks for in a person that qualifies them to be useful to God? Continue Reading →

David And Bathsheba (Part 3 of 3)

This is the last sermon in our series on David and Bathsheba. Last week we learned that God sent Nathan the prophet to rebuke David and confront David with his adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah. This talk opened up David’s eyes. David finally saw what he did in the same way that God saw what he had done, and he was horrified.

2 Samuel 12:13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. Continue Reading →

David And Bathsheba (Part 2)

Here is the second part of our study of David and Bathsheba. In this second part, we see how God opened up David’s eyes to what he was doing, and the consequences that followed.

Here is a quick review. What happened to David? How did he get in such a mess?

Let’s review what happened.

David neglected his responsibilities as king and ignored God’s commandments, and did his own thing.
David saw Bathsheba bathing and this incited his lust. Continue Reading →