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Sermons by Todd Dykstra

Learning To Hold Your Plans Loosely

Proverbs 16:1-4 God is sovereignly in control of EVERYTHINGPsalm 47:2, 115:3, 130:19: Ephesians 1:11Creation: Genesis 1, Colossians 1 .Nations: Daniel 2:21, 4:17                 Salvation: John 3:8, Ephesians 1:4Our Length of Days: Psalm 139       Recognize The Sovereignty of God In Your Life – Vs. 1.     It is wise for us to plan – Proverbs…

The Various Forms of Constructive Speech

Select Scripture Do our words build up or tear down? Proverbs 10:21, 14:3, 20:5  Few Words – calculated, controlled, careful, deliberate.          Proverbs 17:28, 10:8, 10, 19; 11:12, 13:3, 15:28, 21:23, James 1:19  Timely Words – Words that are apt and appropriate for that particular situation.     A.  Words of Encouragement.          Proverbs 12:25, 15:23, 16:24,…

Help For Hot Heads

Select Scripture The first sin recorded in the Bible – Genesis 4:4-9 – Murder driven by rage Jesus considered anger on a par with murder – Matthew 5:21-24 Paul warned about deeds of sinfulness – Galatians 5:19-21, 2 Corinthians 12:20 Anger is the precursor to, and associated with, many other sins – Ephesians 4:21, Colossians 3:8. .           …

Integrity: The Power Of A Good Name

Select Proverbs Wisdom is the application of biblical knowledge to your life Integrity is the consistent harmony of convictions and conduct Psalm 15:1-2, 26:1; Job 1:1, 8, 2:3; Daniel 1:8-16, 6:10, 2:16-18, 1 Kings 9:3-4 Five benefits of a life of integrity 1.  It Is More Valuable Than Riches .         Proverbs 15:16-17, 16:8-22, Ecclesiastes 7:1, Proverbs 28:6 2.  It…

The Incomparable Credentials of Wisdom

Proverbs 8:22-36  Wisdom Is Older Than, And Fundamental To, the Created Universe – Vs 22-31 .       Exodus 22:11 .    A. Wisdom’s existence before creation – Vs. 22-26 .              Is ‘Wisdom’ Christ?  (Jehovah’s Witnesses) .                   Colossians 2:3, John 1:3, Colossians 11:16-17, Hebrews 1:2 .     …

The Appeal And Awards Of Wisdom

Proverbs 8:1-21  The Appeal Of Wisdom – Vs. 1-11 A.  Her Invitation – Vs. 1-5 .          Proverbs 14:15 B.  Her Virtues – Vs. 6-9 .         Philippians 4:8, Psalm 19:9-10, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119 C.  Her Promise – Vs. 10-11 .         Proverbs 3:14-15, Psalm 19:10-11 The Awards Of Wisdom A.  Godly Discernment –…

How To Fail In The Pursuit Of Purity

Proverbs 7:1-27 Recipe for sexual disaster – 7 ways to fail in the Pursuit of Purity  Ignore God’s Clear Instructions – Vs. 1-5.     Deuteronomy 6:1-2   Expose Yourself To Temptation – Vs. 6-9   Excuse Your Sinful Cravings – Vs. 10-15.      Leviticus 7:14   Live For Temporary Pleasure – Vs. 16-17.       Hebrews 11:25, Romans 6:1-2   Assume…

Warnings Against Sexual Sin and Its Disastrous Consequences

Proverbs 6:20-35  The Admonition To Avoid Sexual Sin – Vs 24-25 .   Compromises internally will eventually result in compromise externally .          Matthew 5:28, James 1:14-45   The Reasons To Avoid Sexual Sin – Vs 26-35 .   A.  Its consequences are severe – Vs 26 .   B.  Its consequences are inevitable – Vs 27-29 .   C.   Its consequences are…

TES Sunday: The Priority of Pastoral Training in the Local Church

Titus 1:5-9 Two Models of Pastoral Training –  The Institutional Model:  Bible College or traditional Seminary .       1.  Can not confirm a man’s call .       2.  Can not confirm a man’s giftedness .       3.  Can not confirm a man’s character .       4.  Can not truly teach a man how to do pastoral ministry . …

A Faithful Attraction

Proverbs 5:15-23            Sexual expression is to be found solely in the context of marriage.              1 Corinthians 7:8-9, Hebrews 13:4, Song of Solomon Three Antidotes to Sexual Sin1.  To Revel In The Pleasures Of Your Spouse – Vs. 15-20.       A. Companionship.       B. Children.       C. Custodianship.   …