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I know, I know, I know. I haven’t posted in forever. This post took longer than expected. :/ I’ll try not to do that again.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I think this year’s camp meeting has been the best. There could have been more people, but the messages and music were amazing. Maybe because someone was praying for us. I don’t know, but God was definitely there the whole week. These are the notes from the sermons I heard while I was there. I wasn’t able to be there for a few of them because I was sick half of one day, and then we worked over-time in the kitchen once, but I got to hear most of them!
Throughout the post, you may see some things [in brackets like this.] These are things I decided not to/didn’t think to include in the original notes I took during service that I just suddenly decided to throw in while writing this post.
Also, I know this is SUPER LATE (because camp meeting was LAST MONTH), but WHATEVER.
From the Sunday Before:
2/4/18 Bro. Terry Kendrick, Sunday School
Keeping Things Tight
(Isaiah 33:20) (Isaiah 54:2) [The church is a tent.] You’re the stakes holding up the tent. Strengthen yourselves. 1. The loose tackling produces loose mass. The little foxes destroy the vine. Pay attention to the little things. Listen to the preaching! If you no longer care about soul winning, there’s something taking you away from it. Without soul-winning, the church will die. 2. Loose tackling prevents putting up the sails. Do you have the Power of God in your life? If not, what’s taking His place? Serving God comes first. Keep God in the throne room of your heart. No one is invincible, you gotta watch and pray, every hour of every day! Guard your heart! Guard your heart! Lock the door and hide the key, from the enemy! Guard your heart! Guard your heart! God Saved you and set you apart, so Believer, don’t forget Whose you are! Guard your heart!
2/4/18 Bro. Terry Kendrick, A.M. Service
Giving Him Your Best
(Romans 12:1) (Psalms 1:1) (1 John 2:15) God does not want yours. He wants you. If He’s got you, He’s got yours. (Acts 9:6) Never say no to God. Be not conformed to the world. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Let the world know you’re a Christian through the way you live. If you get Jesus, you got it all. (Proverbs 4:23) Believe. Love. Obey. Guard your heart. You didn’t choose Him, He chose you.
2/4/18 Bro. Charlie Tenney (HEHE Tenney), P.M. Service (Yep, we have A.M. and P.M. services Sunday at our church.)
(James 1:22) Explore the Bible. Look into it, and continue therein. But blessings come from doing, not just hearing. There is no liberty without Jesus Christ. Liberty is not doing whatever you want. That’s chaos. It used to be that the church was in charge of education. Not anymore. Our country is divided. (Hebrews 12:2) (Amos 7:7) Make sure your fight is the fight God wants you in. Many say, “What can one man do?” Study the Bible, and you’ll find one man can do a lot. Be a doer.
From the Official Start to Finish:
2/5/18 Bro. Jason Kendrick, P.M. Service
The Dedicated, Sold-Out Christian
(2 Samuel 23:8) 1. The three were dedicated and sold-out because they wanted to fellowship with their king [David]. They wanted to know more about him. Pray without ceasing. 2. They suffered with their king. To be a dedicated, sold-out Christian, you must be willing to suffer. Don’t do what Satan says, do what God says. Don’t be afraid to suffer for Christ. 3. They fought with their king. When everyone else ran, they stood their ground. 4. They stood with their king. Stand no matter what. 5. Their hearts went after their king. Be a dedicated, sold-out Christian.
NOTE: I know, my notes are pretty randomized, but there comes a point where I’m writing so much I can’t turn in my Bible. These next notes were from Bro. Jim Fellure, who is kinda hard to take notes from, so they’re short and even more randomized. XD Sorry.
2/5/18 Bro. Jim Fellure P.M. Service
(Gen. 32:24) Follow someone that walks with a limp. Never allow family problems to allow you to quit serving God. (Gen. 32:1) (Phil. 4:?) (Acts 16:9)
2/6/18 Bro. Jimbo Powell A.M. Service
What Happens When God Says No?
(2 Sam 12:15) 1. David was down, but he got back up. It’s not a sin to get down, but it’s spiritual suicide to stay down. Faith is saying, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.” True faith is saying, “Yes, I want God to answer my prayer, but if He doesn’t, I’m still gonna do right.” 2. David washed himself. He didn’t pout or throw a fit. 3. He changed his apparel. 4. He went to worship God. 5. He ate. He went back to his responsibilities.
2/6/18 Bro. Mark Wesley A.M. Service
(Jer. 18:1) God specializes in fixing broken things. God took a broken Joseph’s life, broke down the vessel, and made a new one. God broke Joseph so He could bless him. Sometimes, like Moses, the spirit is broken for a long time. When you’re broken, just trust Jesus and keep going.
2/6/18 Bro. David Wood P.M. Service
The Perfection of Beauty
(Ps. 50:1) (Ps. 90:17) (Ps. 27:4) (1 Chron. 16:29) (2 Chron. 20:21) (Ps. 96:9) What is God’s Glory? (Ex. 15:11) His Holiness. God’s chief Attribute is His Holiness. It is not His Mercy or His Grace. God is Holy, and He cannot tolerate one sin. We don’t understand pure holiness. God forgave you for Christ’s sake. The only Person Who can make things holy is God. (Rom. 1:23) [God’s] Fashion statement: Long, high, loose. [Below the knee, close to the collar bone, not form-fitting.] (Ps. 50:21) The closer you get to God, the less people [there are]. (Zechariah 14:20) Everything in the millennium [millennial kingdom] is stamped with holiness unto the Lord.
2/6/18 Bro. Charlie Andrews P.M. Service
Do You Wanna Be More Than Just Saved?
(2 Pet. 1:1) Get in your Bible and study It, don’t just sit there. 1. To be more than Saved, you have to have virtue, which is moral goodness, Godliness, and dedication. [Bottom line,] Just do right. 2. You need to have knowledge. 3. Add temperance (self-control, self-denial). Get some self-control, but don’t become so passive that you won’t fight for anything. 4. Add patience. 5. Add Godliness. The older you get, the closer you should get to Christ. 6. Add brotherly kindness. Forgive people unconditionally. Don’t hold a grudge. 7. Add charity. There’s more to charity than love. Charity is loving someone and doing something to act on it. You can’t love someone you don’t really know, and you can’t really know someone unless you live with them. Be more than just Saved. Don’t be one of The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. Don’t find a character [to learn from and hang around], find someone with character.
2/7/18 Bro. Mark Wesley A.M. Service
Why We Need To Be Visiting The Altar
(1 Kings 18:25) Why should we as a nation wait for tragedy to pray? Repair the altar. 1. The altar is a place to do business with God. You can pray in your pew, but it’s not the same. 2. The altar is a place where character is built. 3. The altar is a place where our will is broken. 4. It’s a place of answered prayer. 5. It’s a place where we can bind the work of the devil [Madi, this is a good topic for you]. (2 Sam. 15: 30) 6. It’s a place where we live better for God. 7. It’s a place where you develop a burden for others.
2/7/18 Bro. Charlie Tenney A.M. Service
(1 Cor. 13:13) Every one of us is one-of-a-kind. There will never be another Charlie Tenney or Bro. Tabb ever. Faith gets us in, hope keeps us going. When you start thinking like God, you’ve got charity. You won’t have an excuse for why you didn’t do what God asked, because God’s Grace is sufficient. Hope is the main component keeping you going. What God wants us to become, we can’t achieve on our own. Do something on hope. That’s what life’s really about. If you don’t have hope, you don’t have life. You can’t give with a good heart without pleasing God. (Maybe when we get to heaven [yep, good ol’ Bro. Tenney actually said this] We’ll EAT for SEVEN YEARS b/c we’re not coming back [to Earth with God] mid-trib HEHE.) Fill your life with hope.
2/7/18 Bro. David Wood P.M. Service
(Matt. 11:21) Sackcloth is a picture of man’s unrighteousness. (Lev. 6:9) The ashes are the thoroughness of the fire; they represent the acceptance of the offer. The ashes people sat in/put on their head are from their sacrifices. You’ll never sin beyond the price that’s already been paid. (Ps. 30:8) (Isa. 61:3)
2/7/18 Bro. Terry Kendrick P.M. Service
A Call to Return
(Gen. 28:12) (Gen. 31:11) If you say, “Lord, I will,” that’s a vow. Has the Lord ever met with you? If He has, visit that place from time to time. Next time God speaks to you, say, “Speak, Lord, Thy servant heareth.” The Christian life is a continual returning back to God. We need to learn to be spiritual. Just learn more about God. Don’t let the intellectual take the place of the spiritual. It takes WORK to get close to God. Sometimes it’s not about the service you do for Him, it’s how you worship Him. Do you enjoy having time with God? What’s it all about to you? If it’s not all about Him, then it’s time to return. It’s more than just a trip to the altar. Have you ever been where you didn’t wanna leave; you were so close to God you could lay your head on His Chest? Don’t be afraid of where you’re at. God promised to you He’d never leave you, He’d supply all your need. Has He ever made Himself real to you? Return to the place you met God. This is the time to return to God. There’s no joy in the world; only with God. Where are you at? Do you need to return to God?
NOTE: These next sermon notes are MUCH shorter than the actual sermon. He said MANY more things, but he was reading them off so fast, I couldn’t catch them all, let alone write them all down. XD
2/8/18 Bro. Jason Kendrick P.M. Service
Let Me Tell You About Jesus
(John 12:32) (John 14:7) Jesus is holy, He’s loving, He’s gracious, He’s Light, He’s Truth, He’s the Anchor, He’s the Eternal Son, He’s the Eternal Savior, He’s the home to the prodigal son, He’s the Lily of the valley (I can’t even write all this down, he’s talking so fast). There’s nobody like Him. He’s exactly what we need. He’s the Great I AM. He’s everything we need. He created the world. He made us from dust. He flooded the Earth. He divided the people’s languages. He died for our sins. He’s gonna Save more souls. He’s gonna come back. There’s no comparison to Him.
2/8/18 Bro. Charlie Andrews P.M. Service
What Satan Found at Job’s House
(Job 1:1) (Job 1:8) God gave a good testimony of Job. 1. Satan found a hedge he couldn’t penetrate. Build yourself a hedge so you have some defense against the devil. 2. He found a heart he couldn’t provoke. Not all trouble is of the devil. 3. He found a hope he couldn’t prevail against. 4. The devil found a harvest he couldn’t prevent.
2/9/17 Bro. Jimbo Powell A.M. Service
Problems Between Us and God’s Will
(Num. 13:21) What about the promises in light of your problem? Don’t try to fix your problems in your own power. We can’t face the giants in our own strength. Despite the problems, keep pressing on. God can do it, we can’t. God can take down our giants, we can’t. Until we deal with our problems, they’re just gonna get bigger. If you’re breathing, you’ve had problems, you have problems, you’re going to have problems. Don’t look at God through your problems, look at your problems through your God.
2/9/18 Bro. Mark Wesley P.M. Service
Heaven Will Surely Be Worth it All
(Rom. 8:18) It’s worth it all to know that you’re Saved, you’re on the Winning Side. (2 Cor. 12:7) All the sorrow and heartache will be worth it when we get to Heaven. Heaven will be worth all the burdens. (2 cor. 4:17) It’ll be worth every battle. It’ll be worth every disappointment, every life experience gone sour.
2/9/18 Bro. Charlie Andrews P.M. Service
The Upper Room
The Upper Room is a place where you meet God. (Luke 22:7) You need an Upper Room to just fellowship with God. (Acts 1:13) You need an Upper Room for protection. (John 20:10) (John 20:18 [hahaha]) You need an Upper Room so you can enjoy the Presence of the Lord. The people who weren’t in that Upper Room missed His Presence. They missed His Peace. They missed the praise. (The reason you can’t praise God in public is because you don’t do it in private.) In the Upper Room, you learn what your purpose is. Put the cursed invention called the cell phone or iPad or tablet or whatever AWAY and get. Alone. With. God. The Touch of God doesn’t come from knowledge; it comes from submission. Do you have an Upper Room? If you don’t, then get one.
Well, that’s all my notes! I hope you found it at least interesting, because it took a LONG TIME to copy all those notes! Whew! Boy, am I glad this finally got done!
Until next time,