Our services were cancelled this morning because of the snow, but we worshipped as a church with our families gathered around their radios. Our services are broadcast live each Sunday morning. This morning, Ben Everson and the Bible Revival Team led our service over the radio. Listen by following this link or visit our sermons page.
No services at Tabernacle on Sunday, January 31, but be sure to tune into the radio broadcast at 11 a.m. Sunday morning on 1350 AM. Ben Everson and the Bible Revival team will lead the service. Enjoy the time of worship with your family and spread the word to your friends about the radio broadcast.
Jesus spoke and, when He did, a raging storm and a tossing sea suddenly became calm. At His command a man held captive by the devil was set free. His power instantly healed a woman caught in the grip of terminal illness. These three episodes prove that Jesus is the Master of the hopeless situation! Thank God, we serve a Lord Who possesses all power. We serve a Lord with Whom nothing is impossible. Today, our text takes us into another hopeless situation. This time Jesus faces the greatest enemy known to man. Jesus faces death in these verses from Mark 5:21-43 and He walks away the Victor! You can listen to this message by following this link or visit our sermons page.
A multitude of people were following Jesus. The crowd pressed upon Him from every direction, but there was only one person who reached out to “touch” Jesus in demonstration of her faith. A woman with what the KJV calls an “issue of blood,” a hemorrhaging or bleeding, trusted Jesus and she touched Jesus. In Sunday’s message we saw our Savior’s power over disease as we continued our sermon series in Mark’s gospel. You can listen to this message by following this link or visit our sermons page.
Sunday morning, we returned to our expository series in the Gospel of Mark called “Discovering the Real Jesus.” Last time we were in Mark’s gospel was several months ago. The last time we were in Mark’s gospel we looked at a message called “Theology for the Storm.” We saw the disciples on the sea in the storm and Jesus calmed the storm. In chapter five the disciples are now on the shore with Jesus, but they are going to encounter a much more serious storm, not the storm on the sea, but the storm of a heart. Out of the tombs rushed a wild-eyed crazy man, completely naked. This man was possessed by many demons. I can just imagine someone living near those tombs hearing this man screaming at night. Maybe some little boy would run to his parents upon hearing the screaming and ask, “Is Legion going to get me?” Jesus demonstrated His power over the forces of darkness in our text found in Mark 5:1-20. This was a difficult message to preach. There were several distractions. We had trouble with the sound system. It was as if the devil didn’t want this message to be delivered, but as we see in our text the devil lost. You can listen to this message by following this link or visit our sermons page.
Ephesians 5:14-16 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
There are two Greek words used in the New Testament which are translated time. One is the word chronos. We get our word chronology from this word. It simply means the passing of time such as the passing of seconds, minutes, or hours. That is not the word used in our text. The word translated time in Ephesians 5:16 is the word charas. This literally means opportunities. Paul is commanding the Ephesian believers to redeem or literally buy back the opportunities. In this first message of 2010 we unpacked these verses to discover four truths that we must understand about time if we are going to make the most of our opportunities in 2010. You can listen to this message by following this link or visit our sermons page.