Sermon Series: Problems of Human Life

Achan: the Sin We Are Afraid to Confess

Date: September 28th, 1980  |  Scripture: Joshua 7:1-26  |  Topics: Confession, Fear, Sin, Weakness

But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel. And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east side of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai. And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not aContinue Reading

Eli: Trouble in the Home

Date: October 12th, 1980  |  Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:12-17  |  Topics: Authority, Children, Discipline, Home, Parenting

Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD. And the priests’ custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand; And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither. Also before they burnt the fat, the priest’s servant cameContinue Reading

David: Sexual Drives

Date: October 19th, 1980  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 12:1-7  |  Topics: David, Marriage, Sex, Wheelbarrow

And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. And there came a traveller unto the rich man, aContinue Reading

Michal: The Loneliness of Singles

Date: October 26th, 1980  |  Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:20-23  |  Topics: Divorce, Loneliness, Single, Single Parent, Widow

Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.Continue Reading

Elijah: Despondency and Depression

Date: November 2nd, 1980  |  Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-14  |  Topics: Despair, Elijah, Isaiah, Job, Sadness, depression

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under aContinue Reading

Ahab: 40 Years with the Wrong Woman

Date: November 9th, 1980  |  Scripture: 1 Kings 21:25  |  Topics: Ahab, Jezebel, Marriage, Women

But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.

The Gambler’s Fading Goal

Date: November 16th, 1980  |  Scripture: Esther 3:5-7  |  Topics: America, Gambling, God's Will, Greed

And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath. And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month,Continue Reading

Why Be Afraid to Die?

Date: November 23rd, 1980  |  Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-6  |  Topics: Death, Fear, Hezekiah, Pride

In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middContinue Reading

What to Do in Stocks and Chains

Date: April 16th, 1986  |  Scripture: Acts 16:22-34  |  Topics: Blessing, Commitment, Paul, Power, Prayer

And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the fContinue Reading

Pornography and Perversion

Date: April 30th, 1986  |  Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30  |  Topics: Deliverance, Family, Perversion, Pornography, Sin

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable forContinue Reading