Feb 7, 2021
Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 6)
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New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 6)
 
A Focus on FEAR
 
GOOD THEOLOGY is the best cure for FEAR
TRUTH is the best cure for FEAR
BELIEVING LIES is the best cause for FEAR
 
 
Truths of a Fear-Proof Worldview
Lie #1:
I am alone, unseen, unassisted;
and what I do/say for Christ is meaningless.
 
Truth #1:
Everything hidden will come into the light,
and those “in Christ” will be vindicated.
 
 
Lie #2:
The seen is more powerful than the unseen.
The body is more important than the soul.
The temporary is more valuable than the eternal.
 
Truth #2:
Those who have a faith-filled fear of God,
that produces obedience…
need fear nothing else.
 
 
Lie #3:
I am insignificant to a far-off, invisible God.
 
Truth #3:
God’s care for you is as a Father who knows how to love perfectly.
 
 
Lie #4:
Even if God cares for me, He is not actually able to keep me from harm.
 
Truth #4:
There is not one tiny corner of creation that is not cared for and controlled by my Father.
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  • Feb 7, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 6)
    Feb 7, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 6)
    Series: (All)
    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 6)
     
    A Focus on FEAR
     
    GOOD THEOLOGY is the best cure for FEAR
    TRUTH is the best cure for FEAR
    BELIEVING LIES is the best cause for FEAR
     
     
    Truths of a Fear-Proof Worldview
    Lie #1:
    I am alone, unseen, unassisted;
    and what I do/say for Christ is meaningless.
     
    Truth #1:
    Everything hidden will come into the light,
    and those “in Christ” will be vindicated.
     
     
    Lie #2:
    The seen is more powerful than the unseen.
    The body is more important than the soul.
    The temporary is more valuable than the eternal.
     
    Truth #2:
    Those who have a faith-filled fear of God,
    that produces obedience…
    need fear nothing else.
     
     
    Lie #3:
    I am insignificant to a far-off, invisible God.
     
    Truth #3:
    God’s care for you is as a Father who knows how to love perfectly.
     
     
    Lie #4:
    Even if God cares for me, He is not actually able to keep me from harm.
     
    Truth #4:
    There is not one tiny corner of creation that is not cared for and controlled by my Father.
  • Jan 31, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 5)
    Jan 31, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 5)
    Series: (All)
    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 5)
     
    A Focus on FEAR
     
    GOOD THEOLOGY is the best cure for FEAR
    TRUTH is the best cure for FEAR
     
    Truths of a Fear-Proof Worldview
    1. All things will be revealed someday, and those “in Christ” will be vindicated.
     
    The truth is:
    ...all is being watched; everything will be seen.
    ...God will bring justice to every situation.
    ...we will someday see what is now hidden.
    ...the words we speak for Christ that are rejected today, will someday be acknowledged by all.
  • Jan 24, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 4)
    Jan 24, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 4)
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    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 4)
     
    A Focus on FEAR
    Matthew 10 - Jesus tells His disciples...What to Expect
     
    How were Jesus’ disciples strengthened from His teaching in vs. 16-25?
    1. They knew going in what the true cost of following Jesus would be.
    2. They were able to embrace the tension of...going in the strength of the LORD,...and going in the vulnerability of sheep.
    3. They were forced to see themselves as dispensable parts of a whole.
    4. They could know that the message they preach is true by the world’s response to it.
    5. This shows the power and the glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Jan 17, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 3)
    Jan 17, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 3)
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    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 3)
     
    A Focus on FEAR
    The New Man thinks: “I am sent by Christ, who has saved me freely, to fulfill a mission - His mission"
    - Fear breeds in those who are on a mission for themselves - that is Old Man thinking.
    My mission is to serve the the King of Kings.
    My motivation is because He loved me and died for me.
     
    The New Man does not see his trust in God as an event, but as a lifestyle.
    - Fear breeds in those who trust in themselves.
    Think like a dependent being
    Pray like a dependent being
    - pray specific prayers
    - pray with praise and thanksgiving
    - pray for what God has already promised
    - pray for greater faith and boldness
    Receive God’s word like a dependent being
    Obey like a dependent being
    Focus on the object of your faith - which is Christ
     
    The New Man sees the Gospel as the pearl of great price for which he will be willing to lose friends.
    ...for which he will preach a coming judgement.
    ...for which he is willing even to die.
    - Fear breeds in those who live for earthly things, which have far less value.
  • Jan 10, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 2)
    Jan 10, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear (Part 2)
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    New Years Sermon - Fear (Part 2)
     
    Comparing the Red Sea crossing To the Jordan River crossing
     
    Red Sea
    Came after 400 years of slavery.
    Led them into the wilderness.
    Took place 3 days after the Passover.
    Pillar of Cloud went behind them.
    They were commanded to stand still.
    The water opened and then they went.
    Was a defensive maneuver.
    Their enemies were behind them.
    It saved them from their enemies.
    They were afraid of their enemies.
    They left dead Egyptians on the bottom.
    They left their enemies behind.
    Were very afraid.
     
    Jordan River
    Came after 40 years of judgement.
    Led them into the Promised Land.
    Took place 4 days before the Passover.
    The Ark went before them.
    They were commanded to step in.
    They went and then the water opened.
    Was an offensive maneuver.
    Their enemies were before them.
    It enabled them to conquer their enemies.
    Their enemies were afraid of them.
    They left 12 stones on the bottom.
    They left themselves behind.
    Were strong and courageous.
     
    God’s solution for fear is...
    ... not a fix, a system, a technique, a plan to follow
    ... to kill it (to crucify it)
    ... by faith (to reckon that God’s truth is true)
    ... daily
    ... by losing all that is “mine”
    ... by taking hold of all that is His
  • Jan 3, 2021Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear
    Jan 3, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – New Years Sermon – Fear
    Series: (All)
    New Years Sermon - Fear
     
    A Focus on FEAR
    - Is our situation(s) today like the one we read?
    - Is our fear as evil as the fear of the Israelites?
    - Is all fear sin?
    - Why does some fear offend God so much?
    - Why does fear divide people?
    - What does the Bible really teach about fear?- How can we defeat fear that offends God?
     
    Goal:
    1. To see our fear from God’s perspective.
    2. To know what God has done for us and given to us, so that we need not be controlled by fear.
    3. To have a disciplined and sound mind that can think truthfully about fear.
     
    Defining Sinful Fear:
    - This is not directly about worry or anxiety.
    - The Bible speaks both compassionately and rebukingly about fear.
    - Not all fear is sin.
       - fear of God
       - appropriate concern and precautions
       - respect for danger
    - The powerful and often habitual focus on a perceived danger or loss that causes us to:
       - disobey God’s will for us.
       - not truly worship God as God.
       - not love Him properly or others.
     
    Why is obeying our fear so evil?
    Why does God hate it so much?
    - Fear is sin rooted in the human heart.
    - Fear is unbelief.
    - Fear is not trusting the God who redeemed me.
    - Fear is open rebellion against God.
    - Fear is attributing to God, characteristics that are not in His nature.
    - Fear is the belief that I could be a better god than the true God.
  • Dec 27, 2020Carl Helmuth – Christmas Sermon – Why Did Jesus Come
    Dec 27, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Christmas Sermon – Why Did Jesus Come
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    Christmas Sermon – Why Did Jesus Come
     
    Why Did Jesus Say That He Came?
     
    Nine Reasons Jesus Gave for His Coming
    1. To Fulfill the Law and Prophets
    - To complete them or satisfy their conditions
    - To keep the Old Covenant and finish it
     
    2. To Preach the Good News of the Kingdom
    - He was the Living Word that came from God
    - God speaks things into being through His words
     
    3. To Bring a Sword (Division)
    - To preach a message that will divide people
    - To distinguish between the two seeds
     
    4. To Seek and Save the (really) Lost
    - To seek out those who are not seeking Him
    - To save those whom the world sees as unsavable
     
    5. To Judge (Divide) the World and Give Sight to Some, and Blindness to Others
    - To hide truth from the proud and self-trusting
    - To reveal truth to the humble and child-like
     
    6. To Humbly Serve Others And Give Himself as a Ransom for Many
    - The nature of the Kingdom is upside-down
    - The rulers self-sacrificially serve their people
     
    7. To Give Eternal Life and Abundant Life
    - To give His sheep a great quality of life
    - To give His sheep unending, everlasting life
     
    8. To Bring Truth to the Earth and Identify Those Who Belong to the Truth
    - The language of the Kingdom is truth
    - The people of the Kingdom listen to truth
     
    9. To Glorify the Father by Dying on the Cross
    - To shed His blood as a sacrifice for many
    - To glorify His Father with His death on the cross
  • Dec 20, 2020Carl Helmuth – Christmas Sermon – Tabernacle
    Dec 20, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Christmas Sermon – Tabernacle
    Series: (All)
    Christmas Sermon – Tabernacle
     
    John 1 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
  • Aug 16, 2020Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
    Aug 16, 2020
    Daniel Raber – The Call of Holiness
    Series: (All)
    The Call of Holiness
    1 Peter 1: 13-16
     
    Prepare your minds for Action
    Stop Sinning
    Be Holy
    Serve the Lord
  • Aug 16, 2020Kevin Distelhorst – What do you think about?
    Aug 16, 2020
    Kevin Distelhorst – What do you think about?
    Series: (All)
    What do you think about?
     
    Where do your thoughts come from?
    Are you responsible for what you think about?
    Can you control/change what you think about?
    Does it matter what you think about?
    Does it matter (all of the time) what you think about?
     
    Philippians 4:8
    Greek: Logizomai
     
    Think - King James, NIV
    Dwell NASB , Holman (literally – Ponder these Things)
    Meditate – New King James
     
    Whatever is:
    True
    Honorable
    Right
    Pure
    Lovely
    of Good Repute
    Any Excellence
    Anything Worthy of Praise
     
    Examining your Thinking
    Ask, "Specifically what am I thinking?"
    Compare those thoughts to the criteria of Phil. 4:8
    Confess thoughts that violate Phil. 4:8
    Ask, "What should I be thinking?"
    Ask, "What should I be doing?"
    Ask, "What are my responsibilities today?"
  • Jul 19, 2020Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
    Jul 19, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
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    Carl Helmuth – Gird Up Your Minds
     
    1 Peter 1
     
    Five God-given Thought Paradigms
     
    1. Gospel foundational thinking
    2. Biblically disciplined thinking
    3. Apocalyptic, hope-filled thinking
    4. Not old, but new creation thinking
    5. ‘Imitating Father’ thinking
  • Apr 19, 2020Carl Helmuth – A Final Preparation
    Apr 19, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – A Final Preparation
    Series: (All)
    A Final Preparation
    John 15
    18 If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first.
    19 If you were of the world, it would love you as its own.
    Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.
     
    The world is not your friend
    -because you are not of the world
    -because it was not Jesus’ friend…we should expect persecution
    -because we expose their sin
    -because of the “TRUTH” barrier
    -but we are Christ’s ambassadors to the people of the world
     
    The world that is not your friend…
    is also inside the Church
     
    Four Overall Takeaways
    -I would urge us to accept that hatred and persecution from the world is normal for believers
    -I would urge us to recognize that our flesh loves the things of the world and we must battle that
    -I would urge us to always beware of the world’s messaging – real truth is from God’s kingdom
    -I would urge us to grow in our love for one another
  • Apr 12, 2020Carl Helmuth – Easter
    Apr 12, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Easter
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  • Apr 5, 2020Carl Helmuth – The Goodness of God
    Apr 5, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – The Goodness of God
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    The Goodness of God
    He has given us life – real life
    - eternal life
    - eternal life serving with Christ
    - life with every blessing in the heavenlies
    - life with an eternal purpose of glorifying and enjoying God forever
     
    He sovereignly controls all things
    - He is involved in every tiny aspect of His creation and watches over it
    - He feeds and cares for even His smallest creatures
    - He has committed His highest love for His Son and those He redeemed
     
    He knows everything there is to know about us
    - He knows our thoughts and our next word even before it is spoken
    - He has set the number of our days
    - He will not allow us to die one minute before we have fulfilled His purpose for us here
    - He has purchased us with His own blood
     
    His provision is superior to our efforts
    - He knows what we need better than we do
    - He knows His purpose for us
    - His providence is constant around us
    - His ways are inscrutable
    - He has promised to work all things for our good and for His glory
     
    He is our Father who has chosen to adopt us
    - He has called us out of the darkness that the whole world is in
    - He has rescued us from their empty pursuits
    - He has called us to a higher purpose and promised to provide our temporal needs
    - He has promised to withhold no good thing
     
    He is our Father who has given us a kingdom
    - He has given all power and authority and dominion to His Son, the King
    - He has made us coheirs with Christ
    - He has given each of us a heavenly account where we can lay treasures even now
    - Suffering for Him here is treasure above
  • Mar 29, 2020Carl Helmuth – How to Trust a Sovereign God
    Mar 29, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – How to Trust a Sovereign God
    Series: (All)
    How does one trust a sovereign God?
    How does one trust a sovereign God when He brings trials?
     
    When it comes to trusting God, there are two things we must know:
    Who We are
    Who God is
     
    The first thing to know in trusting God is that trusting myself is foolish
    The first thing to do in trusting God is to STOP TRUSTING myself
  • Mar 22, 2020Carl Helmuth – A Biblical View of Our Present Day
    Mar 22, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – A Biblical View of Our Present Day
    Series: (All)
    Who/what caused this?
    God is sovereign and He did send the coronavirus
    1. All scriptures (except one) that speak of pestilence, state explicitly that God caused it
    2. God claims that He is the One who brings calamity
    3. God is in control of our life, health and death
    4. God is sovereign and is in complete control
     
    Why is this happening?
    Five Reasons Why God Would Bring About The Coronavirus
    1. To bring glory to Himself
    2. To accomplish His eternal purposes
    3. To cause men to fear Him
    4. As a judgement on sin
    5. To purify His Church
     
    What is our response?
    - Repent for sin and seek mercy
    - Humbly petition the Lord in prayer (with thanksgiving)
    - Use this time to grow in your faith
    - Use this time to love and serve each other
    - Offer hope to a hopeless world (with the gospel message)
    - Trust in a SOVEREIGN GOD who loves you
     
  • Mar 15, 2020Kevin Distelhorst – What Do You Worship?
    Mar 15, 2020
    Kevin Distelhorst – What Do You Worship?
    Series: (All)
    Beware – Idols of the heart
    James 4:1-10
     
    Where do idols of the heart come from?
    Do you want to have idols in your heart?
    Understanding the Heart (biblically)
    How do We Identify our Idols/Ruling Desires?
    How does the Gospel equip us to destroy idols?
  • Jan 5, 2020Carl Helmuth – Conditioning 2020
    Jan 5, 2020
    Carl Helmuth – Conditioning 2020
    Series: (All)
    Four Realities That Disciples Want To Ignore But Can’t If They Are Truly Following Christ (BCITATFC)
     
    • Truly following Christ will cause people to hate you
    • Truly following Christ will bring division
    • Truly following Christ will test your love allegiance
    • Truly following Christ will cause you to selflessly and sacrificially love like Christ
  • Dec 22, 2019Carl Helmuth – Christmas
    Dec 22, 2019
    Carl Helmuth – Christmas
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  • Nov 10, 2019Carl Helmuth – Our Faith is Verbal Not Visual
    Nov 10, 2019
    Carl Helmuth – Our Faith is Verbal Not Visual
    Series: (All)
    Our Faith Must Be Built On…Hearing and Not Seeing
     
    We worship a God who speaks Not One who is seen
    Therefore, our faith is based on hearing Not on seeing
     
    We worship a God who has done all that
    is needed to satisfy His own requirements
     
    Therefore, our faith is based on knowing Him and all He has done
    Not on anything we do
     
    Our “doing” is the fruit of our faith Not the “root” of it