Facing the New Year – Philippians 3:12-14

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on December 18, 2016. This lesson is designed to encourage us as we get ready to enter the new year. The Lynn Haven congregation will be facing a great change in 2017 as the congregation will no longer meet at the Lynn Haven building. I have designed this lesson to encourage us all that we must always remember our priorities and use the thoughts of the Apostle Paul in the passage we use as our text to encourage us in the days head as each must make decisions in the coming year. I hope you will be encouraged by the message to always seek the goal of glorifying God in all we do and set the goal of going to heaven to be forever with God and the faithful. May God bless us all with a super 2017 in His service.

 

Some Wrong Views of the Church – Matthew 16:18

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on December 11, 2016. Join us as we study just a few, of the many, false ideas that sometimes are taught and believed by some people which are not supported within the Scriptures regarding the church. This sermon reminds us of the need to see the church as it is described within the New Testament and shows how the “wrong views” examined are not in harmony with the Holy Scriptures.

 

Are We Doorkeepers or Tent-Dwellers? – Psalm 84:1-12

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on December 4, 2016. This sermon examines the attitude presented in Psalm 84 and encourages us to DESIRE to be in the presence of the Lord. Are you a doorkeeper or tent-dweller?

 

Some Crowns For Christians To Strive For – 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on November 27, 2016. This sermon examines 4 crowns mentioned in the Bible that Christians are to strive for. It encourages us that there is a prize worth striving for and to press on and “win.”

 

Grateful To Whom, My Dear? – Psalm 103:1-5

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on November 20, 2016. This sermon examines some of David’s comments of thanksgiving and reminds us to be thankful to the right person and for the right reasons. We are reminded the Christian life is one of THANKSLIVING.

 

Have Mercy Upon Me, O God – Psalm 51:1-13

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on November 6, 2016. What is the biggest problem we all have? The answer is SIN. We need God’s mercy and forgiveness. This sermon examines David’s prayer and makes application to us of what our attitude should be and our desire for God to have mercy on us too.

 

Making Fear Disappear – Psalm 27:1-14 & 1 Peter 5:6-7

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on October 30, 2016. All of us have various fears from time to time in our lives. This lesson takes some thoughts from the text and views ways we can deal with fear (anxiety) in our lives. We must remember to put God first in our lives.

 

The Day of the Lord Will Come – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on October 23, 2016. The lesson takes some thoughts from the text and views three groups of people identified in the passage. The lesson motivates one to be in the proper group so that one will be ready for that great day.

 

Remind the People – Titus 3:1-8

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on October 16, 2016. The lesson examines the passage where Paul encourages Titus to “Remind the People” (KJV – “Put them in mind”). The lesson looks at three areas where we need to sometimes be reminded how God wants His children to act. When we heed the reminders it will make us a better people and we will be pleasing to God in doing these things.

 

Can You Judge a Facebook By Its Cover? – Luke 6:43-49

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on October 9, 2016. The lesson looks at the popular social media app known as Facebook, where some people try to hide who they really are, but sometimes they do not succeed. The lesson reminds us that God knows all and sees all we do, and encourages us to live right every day.

 

Christ’s View of the Scriptures – John 5:39

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on October 2, 2016. The lesson examines of few verses in which Jesus speaks of the “Scriptures” and we highlight his view of the Scriptures from those passages. Since Jesus is our example, we make application of how we should view the Scriptures in our own lives as we seek to follow Jesus’ example.

 

Remember Lot’s Wife (Part 2) – Luke 17:32

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on September 25, 2016. The lesson continues the thoughts from the previous lesson and takes Jesus’ three-word statement and expands upon the lessons that can be learned from the story in Genesis concerning Lot’s wife. We can learn much from the story of Lot’s wife, and this lesson concludes a two-part series which examines some lessons that can be learned.

 

Remember Lot’s Wife (Part 1) – Luke 17:32

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on September 18, 2016. The lesson takes Jesus’ three-word statement and expands upon the lessons that can be learned from the story in Genesis concerning Lot’s wife. We can learn much from the story of Lot’s wife, and this lesson begins a two-part series which examines some lessons that can be learned.

 

When Disaster Strikes – 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 & Galatians 6:9-10

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on September 11, 2016. The lesson remembers the 15th anniversary of 9-11 and also reminds us of various events in history that cause us to wonder “why did this happen?” We examine this question and ask “what can we do?” Let us remember in times of calamity that we must always trust in God and reach out to aid our fellow man.

 

Amazing Grace – Ephesians 2:1-8

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on September 4, 2016. The lesson considers the song “Amazing Grace” and examines the meaning of some of the words we sing in this beloved song. Indeed, God’s grace is AMAZING!

 

Who Or What Do We Trust? – Proverbs 3:5-7

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on August 28, 2016. The lesson considers the motto “In God We Trust” and reminds us that this is truly where our trust needs to be. We also examine a few wrong areas where sometimes people put their trust, but those will let us down. The lesson leads to the conclusion that God is reliable, and it is in Him we should trust!

 

Going for the Gold – 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on August 21, 2016. The lesson will encourage us to “WIN” as we use the example of Paul’s illustration of a runner of a race who runs to win! In the lesson we examine three characteristics of a WINNER which will exhort us to “so run, that ye may obtain” the prize.

 

Look! A Rainbow! – Genesis 9:12-17

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on August 14, 2016. It is designed to remind us of God’s great covenant regarding the token of the rainbow. This lesson will also encourage us to be ready for a day of judgment that is yet to come, and motivate us to to be prepared for that day.

 

The Horrors of Hell – Mark 9:42-48

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on August 7, 2016. It is designed to motivate us to avoid going to this place the Bible calls “Hell.” This sermon presents three points that can help us to desire to avoid Hell and desire to obey God so we won’t end up in Hell for eternity.

 

Heaven, and Who Is Going There – John 14:1-3

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on July 31, 2016. It is designed to motivate us to desire to go to the place the Bible calls “Heaven.” This sermon presents three points that can help us to desire to be in the number that hears “well done thou good and faithful servant.”

 

God Bless America/America Bless God – 1 Timothy 2:1-6

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on July 17, 2016. It is designed to motivate us to remember how blessed we are as Americans. But, we also know, America is going in the “wrong direction.” The fact is, America needs to get back on the right track and serving God. This sermon presents three points that can help us encourage ourselves and others around us to “bless” (praise/speak well of) God; so that God will continue to bless America. May God Bless America!

 

Batten Down the Hatches – Prepare For the Storm – Romans 8:31-39

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on July 10, 2016. It is a sermon to strengthen out faith to prepare us for the “storms of life.” There are four points given in this sermon that, if followed, will help make our faith strong and help us endure the difficulties we face in life.

 

Unto Him Who Is Able – Jude 24-25

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on July 3, 2016. It is an encouraging sermon to remind us of how great God is and that GOD IS ABLE! There are three points taken from our text to inspire the listener to reflect on three of the awesome abilities of God.

 

Breezing Through Life – Proverbs 3:5-6

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson on June 26, 2016. It is an uplifting sermon to encourage us how to make the most of our lives as life “breezes on by.” The four points in this lesson are designed to encourage the listener to keep their focus on God and pursuing righteousness.

 

Forget Not All Your Benefits – Psalm 103:1-6

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson at the Emerald Beach congregation. We are quite forgetful! But we must always remember to give thanks for the many benefits God gives! This lesson is designed to encourage the listener to have a life of THANKSLIVING!

 

The Use of Our Abilities – 1 Peter 4:10-11

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson at the Emerald Beach congregation. God has blessed us all with a variety of abilities. Are we using all of our abilities to God’s glory? This lesson is designed to encourage the listener to use their abilities as we strive to serve God faithfully!

 

Your Garment or Your Conscience? – Genesis 39:7-12

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson at the Emerald Beach congregation. What are we to do when tempted? We can learn a great deal from the example of Joseph in the Old Testament. We can overcome temptation and this lesson will encourage the listener to stay faithful.

 

The Life of Joseph: The Faithful Steward – Genesis 39

This is a lesson taught by David Stevenson at the Emerald Beach congregation in July 2015 as part of their Summer Series during a study of The Life of Joseph. This Bible study will encourage us as we learn from the example of Joseph in the Old Testament.

 

What a Difference? – 1 Corinthians 15

This is a sermon preached by David Stevenson at the Emerald Beach congregation. What kind of difference does the resurrection of Jesus Christ make? Listen as we examine 1 Corinthians 15 and see exactly what the resurrection of Jesus means.