Monday, September 8, 2014

Sermon Wrap-Up for September 7

Good Monday to you! Yesterday saw our annual cookout for the first Sunday in September, so there is only a morning sermon for you. Next week we'll have a guest preacher in the morning service, so I cannot say if he'll allow being recorded or not, so there may just be an evening message.

Morning Sermon: Humiliation or Destruction? Daniel 4 & 5





Humiliation or Destruction? Daniel 4 and 5 from Doug Hibbard on Vimeo.

September 7 Daniel 4-5

DatePassageLocationTitleFront Porch
September 7 AMDaniel 4 & 5Almyra BaptistHumiliated or Destroyed?The question for us is this: will we be humiliated or destroyed?

I. (3 minutes) Front Porch: Today, we compare two kings who opposed God--and decide which king will be our example.
     A. We don't do kings in America--we all consider ourselves king of our own life
     B. We are going to look at Daniel 4 and 5 to consider a pair of kings, choosing which one will be our example to follow
     C. The question for us is this: will we be humiliated or destroyed?
II. (3 minutes) Entryway: We have choices to make:

     A. Most importantly: will we follow God's way?
     B. Typically, though, we face a crisis before we make that decision.
III. (2-3 minutes) Hallway: Babylon
     A. Daniel--although Ch. 4 is 1st person report from King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar
     B. Ch. 5 occurs as the Medo-Persian Empire eliminates the Babylonian Empire (October 12, 539 BC)
     

IV. (3-5 minutes, only if necessary) Sitting Room: extended look at background
     A. Archaic name of "Belshazzar"
     B. Father/son=predecessor/successor in kingship matters: note Romans in 1st-3rd Century, Jordanians in 20th (HRH Abdullah I to HRH Hussein)
     C. Chapter 4: 570 BC (ish) Ch. 5: October 12, 539 BC (per Herodotus and Xenophon)
     
V. (5-7 minutes) Kitchen: God brings discipline into the lives of people
     A. God sends warnings about discipline
     B. God has foreknowledge of our responses
     C. We retain responsibility for our actions
     D. God demonstrates both justice and mercy
VI. (7-9 Minutes) Dining Room (personal growth)/Living Room (immediate life application)
     A. How this nourishes us as believers: There is grace on the other side of discipline
               1. Listen to the Word: notice the warning to Nebby K and what Belshazzar should have known
               2. Do not crave the validation of the world
     B. How we live it out in our families, lives, jobs, etc...
               1. Keep the Praise where it belongs: unto the LORD!
               2. Work well and do well, as unto Jesus: Colossians 3:23
               3. Pass on useful information: note the work of the Queen Mother
VII. (3-5 Minutes) The Door: wide world impact
     A. Be Daniel: we do not want the world's rewards, we want to be faithful
     B. Be repentant: better to be Nebby K than to be Belshazzar
     C. Be open: proclaim and stand forward
VIII. (1 minute) The Back Porch: repeat the point
     A. Take humility
     B. Avoid Destruction    
     C. Eschew Worldly Rewards and pursue the truth

Concluding Notes:
1. I do have the rough audio of Sunday Night’s Q&A session, but I’m not sure yet that it’s useful for posting.
2. I am not sure how to improve video quality with the current equipment.
3. If you want to subscribe, here’s a list:
A. iTunes for audio subscription link is here.
B. General Audio RSS feed for other programs is here.
C. If you’re a Stitcher User, the link is here
D. For Vimeo Video, subscribe to this channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/almyrafbc
E. For Youtube Video, subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93/

4. Yes, I think I’m not getting a lot of plays on each service or hits on each blog, but in total it’s a decent reach. A social media expert might suggest changes, but this is free-to-cheap, where I have to live right now.

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6. Follow on Facebook: Doug’s Page or the First Baptist Almyra Page

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sermon Recap for August 31

Good Afternoon! Because of the VBS wrap-up (Good Job, Ryan!) Sunday evening, we have one sermon. Next week we’ll also have one sermon, because we’ll have hamburgers and fellowship Sunday night.

Also, I have switched organizational motifs for sermon preparation. I hope it makes for getting to application points clearer. You may not even notice in the listening, but it will be evident in the outlines that are posted here.

Aug 31: Dry Bones or Living Spirit? Ezekiel 37

 

Outline:

I.  Front Porch: God alone can bring life to the dead

A. Ezekiel 37

     B. Our situation, our need

II. Entryway: What is going on in this world?

     A. Division in the church

     B. Community angst

     C. Family concerns

     D. National problems


III.  Hallway: Ezekiel's prophetic years in the exile

     A. Ezekiel: early exile, probably prophesying after Jerusalem's fall though

     B. 575 BC...ish

     C.

 

V. Kitchen: The Word of the Lord brings the Spirit of the Lord who brings life

     A. Death is the natural result of life :)

     B. What we can do is proclaim the Word

     C. At this, we fall on God's mercy

     D. The Spirit of the Lord brings life

     E. The Spirit follows the Word

VI.  Dining Room (personal growth)/Living Room (immediate life application)

     A. DR: Humility, reliance on the Word

     B. LR: Grow through studying with others

     C. LR: be willing to share the Word with others--your life is a foundation, not a complete proclamation

VII. The Door: wide world impact

     A. All we can do is structure bones

     B. While there are bones to keep in order through the law, culture, our real goal is proclaim the Word

     C. That opens the door for the Spirit to work

     D. We cannot determine who the Spirit can and cannot work through

     E. We must stop trying to pick winners and especially decide who loses

VIII.  The Back Porch:

     A. As we go: carry the Word and proclaim it

     B. because God alone can bring life to the dead, through the Spirit who follows the Word

 

Concluding Notes:

1. I do have the rough audio of Sunday Night’s Q&A session, but I’m not sure yet that it’s useful for posting.

2. I am not sure how to improve video quality with the current equipment.

3. If you want to subscribe, here’s a list:

A. iTunes for audio subscription link is here.

B. General Audio RSS feed for other programs is here.

C. If you’re a Stitcher User, the link is here

D. For Vimeo Video, subscribe to this channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/almyrafbc

E. For Youtube Video, subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93/

4. Yes, I think I’m not getting a lot of plays on each service or hits on each blog, but in total it’s a decent reach. A social media expert might suggest changes, but this is free-to-cheap, where I have to live right now.


5. Each blog has a “Follow” button and a “Subscribe via Email” option


6. Follow on Facebook: Doug’s Page or the First Baptist Almyra Page

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sermon Wrap-Up for August 24

Good morning! Here are the sermon videos and audio links from this weekend.

Morning Sermon: Psalm 137

August 24 AM: Psalm 137

1. Live in exile? Yes, you do...consider the horror of loss, the viciousness of the World

2. Will you forget what is truly home?

3. A better form of revenge.

 

Evening Sermon: Jeremiah 43

August 24 PM: Jeremiah 43

1. Don't ask if you won't listen

2. No, seriously.

3. Great, now you've destroyed another kingdom.

4. Seek in obedience.

 

Concluding Notes:

1. I do have the rough audio of Sunday Night’s Q&A session, but I’m not sure yet that it’s useful for posting.

2. I am not sure how to improve video quality with the current equipment.

3. If you want to subscribe, here’s a list:

A. iTunes for audio subscription link is here.

B. General Audio RSS feed for other programs is here.

C. If you’re a Stitcher User, the link is here

D. For Vimeo Video, subscribe to this channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/almyrafbc

E. For Youtube Video, subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93/

4. Yes, I think I’m not getting a lot of plays on each service or hits on each blog, but in total it’s a decent reach. A social media expert might suggest changes, but this is free-to-cheap, where I have to live right now.


5. Each blog has a “Follow” button and a “Subscribe via Email” option


6. Follow on Facebook: Doug’s Page or the First Baptist Almyra Page

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sermon Wrap-up for August 17

Good afternoon! Apparently, Vimeo's been running slowly and it took all night to get everything uploaded. I'm not sure why. Here are the sermons from Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Almyra Baptist Church.

Morning Sermon: Jeremiah 21



 
Jeremiah 21 August 17 AM

There comes a time when we must choose to walk away or die:

  1. Emotionally
  2. Physically
  3. Spiritually

Let go of our:
  1. Traditions
  2. Organizations
  3. Leadership structures


Are we committed to our habits or to our obedience?

What becomes of us when we are more concerned with our homes and land then we are with doing what is right before a Holy God?



Evening Sermon: Proverbs 17

 

Proverbs 17 August 17 PM

1. Wisdom and joy are inseparable

2. Joy strengthens life

3. Note:

  • A. 15: right judgment, not emotion or politicking
  • B. 14: avoiding trouble is wise
  • C. 4: Who do we listen to?
  • D. 3: Tests of the heart come, and they are not always easy
  • E. 1: Better simplicity without conflict



 
Concluding Notes:
1. I do have the rough audio of Sunday Night’s Q&A session, but I’m not sure yet that it’s useful for posting.
2. I am not sure how to improve video quality with the current equipment.
3. If you want to subscribe, here’s a list:
A. iTunes for audio subscription link is here.
B. General Audio RSS feed for other programs is here.
C. If you’re a Stitcher User, the link is here
D. For Vimeo Video, subscribe to this channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/almyrafbc
E. For Youtube Video, subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93/

4. Yes, I think I’m not getting a lot of plays on each service or hits on each blog, but in total it’s a decent reach. A social media expert might suggest changes, but this is free-to-cheap, where I have to live right now.

5. Each blog has a “Follow” button and a “Subscribe via Email” option

6. Follow on Facebook: Doug’s Page or the First Baptist Almyra Page