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Jun 24, 2018
Authentic Letters to God – 1
Dr. Sparks dives into Romans 7:18 and then moves to what Jesus says in Matthew 5:3 about our need for Jesus to intervene in our lives.
  1. Dear God, Help Me, I can’t do it on my own. 
 
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  • Jun 24, 2018Authentic Letters to God – 1
    Jun 24, 2018
    Authentic Letters to God – 1
    Dr. Sparks dives into Romans 7:18 and then moves to what Jesus says in Matthew 5:3 about our need for Jesus to intervene in our lives.
    1. Dear God, Help Me, I can’t do it on my own. 
     
  • Jun 17, 201810 Parenting Tips for Fathers
    Jun 17, 2018
    10 Parenting Tips for Fathers
    Series: Stand Alone
    Dr Sparks explores the tricky ground surrounding Ephesians 6:4 and how dads can be more intentional about how to raise their children.
    Ephesians 6:4 (NIV) Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
    1. Show up
    You have to be there to make a difference in their lives
    1. Stick around
    There is a difference in being there (physical presence in a location) and being with them (involved in their lives, sharing conversations, etc.)
    1. Teach intentionally – prepare them for life
    They are watching you for clues as to how to handle life.
    1. Don’t Exasperate your Kids
    2. Encourage along the way
    3. Pray for them
    4. Make God a priority in Your Life
    That which is important to you, will become important to them. Only if God is important to you, will God seem worthwhile to your child.
    1. Help them to understand God and God’s Love
    Your greatest gift is to teach them to know and love God.
    1. Character is the Most Important aspect of your child
    God is more concerned about who we are than what we do, because who we are governs what we do.
    1. Consistency is the Key
    Kids need to know the boundaries They need to know that the boundaries are not shifting Kids need to experience correction consistently so that they can learn. This is why rules don’t work as well as principles for living.  
  • Jun 3, 2018The Next Test Is On The Way
    Jun 3, 2018
    The Next Test Is On The Way
    Series: Stand Alone
  • May 27, 2018Crisis 101 Part 9
    May 27, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 9
    Series: Crisis
    Dr Sparks focuses on the praise  God deserves when we finally see our way past the point of crisis.
     
    There is a difference between thanking God and Praising Him. Thanking God – focuses on WHAT God has done. Praising God – Focuses on WHO God is.   Crisis Principles
    1. Realize that God means for you to be where you are
    2. Be more concerned for God’s glory than for your relief
    3. Acknowledge your enemy, but keep your eyes on God
    4. Pray
    5. Stay Calm and give God time to work.
    6. Envision God’s Enveloping Presence
    7. Trust God to deliver in His own unique way
    8. View your current crisis as a faith builder for the future.
    9. Don’t forget to praise God
     
    • Our struggles help us to see who God is
    • When we know who God is, we can expect Him to act according to His nature.
    • When we encounter future difficulties, we can trust God based upon past experiences and His nature.
    • Trusting God eliminates fear
    • Fear does not come from God – 2 Tim. 1:7
    • Fear keeps us from following God
     
    1. Praise expresses Who God is to us. – vs. 1-5
    2. Praise gives credit to God, instead of us keeping it for ourselves. – vs. 6-10
    3. Praise Makes God known – vs 11-13
    4. Praise of God affects His enemies – vs. 14-16
    5. Praise encourages others – vs. 17-21
     
  • May 20, 2018Crisis 101 Part 8
    May 20, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 8
    Series: Crisis
    Dr. Sparks emphasizes the principle that we must "View your current crisis as a faith builder for the future."
    Crisis Principles
    1. Realize that God means for you to be where you are
    2. Be more concerned for God’s glory than for your relief
    3. Acknowledge your enemy, but keep your eyes on God
    4. Pray
    5. Stay Calm and give God time to work.
    6. Envision God’s Enveloping Presence
    7. Trust God to deliver in His own unique way
    8. View your current crisis as a faith builder for the future.
  • May 13, 2018Mother’s Day 2018
    May 13, 2018
    Mother’s Day 2018
    Series: Stand Alone
    Dr. Sparks takes a closer look at Mary, the mother of Jesus, on Mother's Day.  She observed strange things before and after Jesus birth.  She was present during His ministry.  She understood who Jesus IS at his death and resurrection. She was obedient to God's plan for the salvation of mankind.
  • May 6, 2018Crisis 101 Part 7
    May 6, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 7
    Series: Crisis
    Dr. Sparks drives home the point that we must trust God to deliver us in His own unique manner.  Miracles are happening today and we would do well to pay attention to them.  Sometimes God moves in mysterious ways, providential ways, or miraculous ways.  Cameron Thompson was right, "We have a God who begins with the impossible and goes on from there."
  • Apr 29, 2018Crisis 101 Part 6
    Apr 29, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 6
    Series: Crisis
    Dr Sparks explains the sixth principle for dealing with Crisis biblically.
    • At the Red Sea, God put His people in a position where His presence had never been so real to them.
    • Using difficulty He cultivated within them a greater appreciation for Himself.
    One Commentator wrote – “God’s presence in the trial is much better than exemption from the trial. The Lord’s presence is never so sweet as in moments of appalling difficulty.”
    • When you find yourself between the sword and the sea remember that difficult times can sensitize us to God’s nearness.
    Psalm 46:1 (NIV) 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Envisioning God’s enveloping presence and learn to say, “I will fear no evil for you are with me,” even in the dark valleys and by hostile seas.
  • Apr 15, 2018Crisis 101 Part 5
    Apr 15, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 5
    Series: Crisis
    Dr Sparks explores the fifth principle in dealing with crisis.
    • Many times we cannot solve our problems, heal our hurts, change circumstances or win our battles.
    • We must kneel in prayer, then stand to see what God will do.
    • We must leave room for God, staying calm and giving Him time to work.
      C.H. Mackintosh wrote, “Faith raises the soul above the difficulty, straight to God Himself, and enables one to stand still. We gain nothing by our restless and anxious efforts…it is therefore true wisdom, in all times of difficulty and perplexity, to stand still; to wait upon God, and He will assuredly open a way for us.”
  • Apr 8, 2018Crisis 101 Part 4
    Apr 8, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 4
    Series: Crisis
    Dr. Sparks follows the life of the Israelites as they encounter a Crisis at the Red Sea.  In this sermon he examines how the Israelites "cry out" to the Lord and how we also need to expose our heart's desire to the Lord.  The Israelite's prayer was Urgent, United, Unfeigned, and Unbelieving.  Our communication with God needs exercise belief that God can and will do something.
  • Apr 1, 2018Easter 2018
    Apr 1, 2018
    Easter 2018
    Series: Stand Alone
    Dr. Sparks walks through the uniqueness of Christianity among the world's religions and how to get from a place of imperfection (Earth) to a place of perfection (Heaven).
  • Mar 25, 2018Crisis 101 Part 3
    Mar 25, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 3
    Series: Crisis
    Dr. Sparks examines biblical principles for living in the midst of our crisis situation. In this third message in the series, he presses home the idea that we need to acknowledge our enemy but look to the Lord.  Christians often get that that turned around backwards and acknowledge the Lord Jesus, but spend our time and energy focusing on the enemy.
  • Mar 18, 2018Crisis 101 Part 2
    Mar 18, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 2
    Series: Crisis
    Dr. Sparks examines biblical principles for living in the midst of our crisis situation.  In the second installment he deals with the topic of God's glory versus our relief.
  • Mar 11, 2018Crisis 101 Part 1
    Mar 11, 2018
    Crisis 101 Part 1
    Series: Crisis
    Dr. Sparks examines biblical principles for living in the midst of our crisis situation. In this first message he asserts that you are in the situation that you are in because God put you there or allowed you to be there.
  • Feb 18, 2018How to Pray for Someone’s Salvation
    Feb 18, 2018
    How to Pray for Someone’s Salvation
    Series: Stand Alone
  • Feb 11, 20180-10 Journey of faith
    Feb 11, 2018
    0-10 Journey of faith
    Series: Stand Alone
  • Feb 4, 2018Joshua_24_Farewell Address
    Feb 4, 2018
    Joshua_24_Farewell Address
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_24_Farewell Address" from Sermons_2018 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2018. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Jan 28, 2018Joshua_20_Cities of Refuge
    Jan 28, 2018
    Joshua_20_Cities of Refuge
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_20_Cities of Refuge" from Sermons_2018 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2018. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Jan 21, 2018Sanctity of Human Life 2018
    Jan 21, 2018
    Sanctity of Human Life 2018
    Series: Stand Alone

    "Sanctity of Human Life 2018"

  • Jan 14, 2018Joshua_14_Caleb Takes Hebron
    Jan 14, 2018
    Joshua_14_Caleb Takes Hebron
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_14_Caleb Takes Hebron" from Sermons_2018 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2018. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Jan 7, 2018Joshua_10_Longest Day
    Jan 7, 2018
    Joshua_10_Longest Day
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_10_Longest Day" from Sermons_2018 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2018. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Dec 31, 2017Joshua_9_Gibeonite Deception
    Dec 31, 2017
    Joshua_9_Gibeonite Deception
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_9_Gibeonite Deception" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Dec 25, 2017Jesus Messiah
    Dec 25, 2017
    Jesus Messiah
    Series: Stand Alone
    "Jesus Messiah" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Dec 8, 2017Christmas_Handling Holiday Depression
    Dec 8, 2017
    Christmas_Handling Holiday Depression
    Series: Stand Alone
    "Christmas_Handling Holiday Depression" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Dec 3, 2017Joshua_7_Achin’s Sin_It Affects Us All
    Dec 3, 2017
    Joshua_7_Achin’s Sin_It Affects Us All
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_7_Achin's Sin_It Affects Us All" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Nov 26, 2017Joshua_6_Jericho
    Nov 26, 2017
    Joshua_6_Jericho
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_6_Jericho" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Nov 19, 2017Joshua_4_What Do These Stones Mean?
    Nov 19, 2017
    Joshua_4_What Do These Stones Mean?
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_4_What Do These Stones Mean?" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Nov 12, 2017Joshua_3-4_Consecration and Crossing the Jordan
    Nov 12, 2017
    Joshua_3-4_Consecration and Crossing the Jordan
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_3-4_Consecration and Crossing the Jordan" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Nov 5, 2017Joshua_2_Rahab_Are You All In?
    Nov 5, 2017
    Joshua_2_Rahab_Are You All In?
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_2_Rahab_Are You All In?" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.
  • Oct 29, 2017Joshua_1_Joshua Succeeds Moses
    Oct 29, 2017
    Joshua_1_Joshua Succeeds Moses
    Series: Joshua
    "Joshua_1_Joshua Succeeds Moses" from Sermons_2017 by Dr. Glenn R. Sparks Jr. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Podcast.