We must pray.

Sunday, September
25, 2016

Stephen Caldwell

1 Peter 4:7 – We
must pray.

We need to
pray because of our Adversary:

  1. “But the end
    of all things is at hand…” – The return of Christ is near. We
    must pray because His return reminds us that there are many on the
    threshold of hell.

  2. Ref:
    Revelation 3:14-16 – A great danger to the church is mediocrity.
    Taking for granted all that God has given us. Increase in
    toleration of sin. – If that is the case then ultimately we have
    become mediocre as individuals.

  3. When is the
    last time you asked God to revive your zeal for Him?

We need to
pray because of our Ability:

  1. You (the Christian) have been granted access to pray to God.

  2. We are limited in our ability, we must be dependent on God.

We MUST pray!

What to pray
for:

  • Charlotte NC Community– Pastors, Churches, Police

  • Vicar’s Chapel – revive us, stir up zeal within us, “start with
    you (me)”, use us

1 John 5 – “The Gospel is God’s testimony”

Sunday, September 4,
2016

Stephen Caldwell

1 John 5 – “The
Gospel is God’s testimony”

v6-8

  1. By water and by
    blood – “Book ends of of Jesus work on Earth.”

  2. By water –
    Jesus’ baptism

  3. By blood –
    Jesus’ crucifixion (ref: John 19)

v9

  1. Man’s word is
    less than God’s word.

  2. How much more
    trustworthy is God’s testimony, when everyday we take men at their
    word.

v10

  1. The gospel
    demands an answer.

  2. Acceptance or
    Rejection – only possible answers.

  3. Christian, you
    can’t keep “all this stuff” while declaring God’s truth.

v11

  1. “No man can
    come to the Father but by Me (Jesus)”

  2. This is an
    absolute.

v12

  1. If you don’t
    have Jesus Christ, then you don’t have eternal life.

  2. The Gospel is
    not a message of facts and ideas, it is a message of a relationship.