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Small Church, Big Hearts

Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church Graham Chapel

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Small Church, Big Hearts

    Prayer 101: Who Art In Heaven

    Prayer 101: Who Art In Heaven

    Welcome Graham fam! We are so glad you could watch Sunday morning online with us.

    Today, we continue with the Lord’s Prayer. Please stand and read it with me together!

    Scripture:

    – Matthew 6:9-13 (NKJ Version)

    Today’s sermon title is Who Art in Heaven. And it is so important to remember as you approach God in your prayers that first of all, He is your father! Second of all, he is in heaven. Now this may seem a little trivial, but when you look at the simple aspect that God is in heaven! And when you ask where does everyone want to go? Of course, they are going to say heaven. Well, going to heaven means going to God!

    Understanding where God is (which is in heaven), puts everything in its place as we approach God in our prayer life!

    Points:

    1. God and heaven are eternally intertwined!

    You cannot get one without the other. Most passages where people have visions of God always deal with him being in heaven and being on his throne. There are other times in scripture where it says that people saw God, or spoke with him face to face, but many times they were communicating with an angel who was the direct representative of God in that moment. I don’t have time to go into all of that, but if that interests you, go and look it up. It’s quite fascinating.

    – Psalm 11:4-7

    – John 6:38-40

    Think about this. For us to have eternal life, God (or Jesus) had to come down to earth for us to have that. Without God we don’t have heaven and if you want to go to heaven, you have to approach your heavenly father to get there!

    This is one of our greatest theologies as Christians in understanding what it means to be saved! So, acknowledge God being in heaven and the fact he sent his son from heaven to earth!

    2. Acknowledging God in Heaven will change you!

    Anyone who ever had a vision of God immediately understood how doomed they were. In that moment they completely realized where they stood in the grand scheme of things!

    Job, the most righteous man to ever live whined and complained for 37 chapters. It gets really annoying! Eventually once the Lord speaks to Job, he immediately repents and takes back everything he said! Immediately he is terrified!

    One of the best examples we have of this is Isaiah’s vision of the Lord in…

    – Isaiah 6:1-5

    We cannot contend with God. We are only at his mercy and that is the extent of it. But the awesome thing about God is that he always makes a way. God cleansed Isaiah and prepared him to be sent out to do his will.

    There is a reason that Solomon wrote about fearing the Lord…

    – Proverbs 9:10-12

    If you claim to believe in God, you would have to be a fool not to fear him. Yes, he is your heavenly Father, but you need to understand what that means and the respect and fear you should have for him. It will benefit you in this life and with eternal life.

    3. Our Father in Heaven can bring about the Fullness of Salvation!

    We all want to go to heaven. That’s why most people ask Jesus into their hearts. It sure beats the alternative if you believe in scripture and believe in God. But most people never experience the fulness of salvation!

    Many of you are probably saying, “I don’t know what that means!” And that would not be surprising. Many people profess faith in Jesus at some point in time and genuinely feel that first work of grace in their lives. But we cut God so short of the whole work that he is able to do because we don’t know we should be expecting something more from him!

    – 1 Peter 1:3-7

    Because God is in heaven, he is protecting and ensuring that your inheritance is preserved and undefiled by the sin of this world. Jesus said he has gone to prepare a place for us! Because of that, we can have hope and faith that we will go and be with him one day!

    But we cannot neglect the understanding that the ultimate goal is to be w...

    • 51 min
    Prayer 101: Our Father

    Prayer 101: Our Father

    Welcome Graham fam! We are so glad you could watch Sunday morning online with us.

    If you would like to watch our past services, you can do so here: https://www.gcwesleyan.org/sunday-service-videos/

    Like and subscribe to our new YouTube channel, Graham Chapel Youth! We are producing some funny videos as well as live streaming our Wednesday night youth group: https://is.gd/grahamyouth.

    If you would like to give to Graham Chapel, you can do so here: https://www.gcwesleyan.org/give/

    Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church is in Mayo, SC which is near Cowpens and Chesnee in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. We are affiliated with the Wesleyan denomination and have a diverse congregation. We would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings in person, or on Wednesdays with our youth! Visit our website to learn more.

    #wesleyanchurch #grahamchapel #onespartanburg #churchonline

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Matthew 25b (8-3-2022)

    Matthew 25b (8-3-2022)

    Today we finish up chapter 25 and will talk about the final judgement. This follows the parables that clearly communicate our need to be ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Even though the groom or the master was delayed, there is no excuse for us not to be ready for his return. Jesus communicates that judgement is coming and the ones who are ready will receive their eternal reward while the ones who aren't will receive their eternal punishment.

    • 18 min
    Unspoken Sins of the Church: Self Worship

    Unspoken Sins of the Church: Self Worship

    Unspoken Sins of the Church: Self Worship







    Welcome Graham fam! We are so glad you could watch Sunday morning online with us.







    If you would like to watch our past services, you can do so here: https://www.gcwesleyan.org/sunday-service-videos/







    Like and subscribe to our new YouTube channel, Graham Chapel Youth! We are producing some funny videos as well as live streaming our Wednesday night youth group: https://is.gd/grahamyouth.







    If you would like to give to Graham Chapel, you can do so here: https://www.gcwesleyan.org/give/







    Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church is in Mayo, SC which is near Cowpens and Chesnee in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. We are affiliated with the Wesleyan denomination and have a diverse congregation. We would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings in person, or on Wednesdays with our youth! Visit our website to learn more.







    #wesleyanchurch #grahamchapel #onespartanburg #churchonline

    • 57 min
    Unspoken Sins of the Church: Gossip and Slander

    Unspoken Sins of the Church: Gossip and Slander

    Unspoken Sins of the Church 8 – Gossip and Slander







    Slander definition:

    1. the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another’s reputation2. a false and defamatory oral statement about a person







    Gossip definition:

    1. A person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others

    2. rumor or report of an intimate nature

    3. a chatty talk







    Scripture:

    2 Corinthians 12:20-21:For I am afraid that when I come I won’t like what I find, and you won’t like my response. I am afraid that I will find quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly behavior. Yes, I am afraid that when I come again, God will humble me in your presence. And I will be grieved because many of you have not given up your old sins. You have not repented of your impurity, sexual immorality, and eagerness for lustful pleasure.







    Point 1: We are called to exercise control!

    James 1:26:

    If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.

    Proverbs 10:19:

    Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.

    Proverbs 18:21:

    The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.







    Point 2: Slander and Gossip are sin!

    Exodus 23:1-3:

    “You must not pass along false rumors. You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand. “You must not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you are called to testify in a dispute, do not be swayed by the crowd to twist justice. And do not slant your testimony in favor of a person just because that person is poor.

    Leviticus 19:16:

    “Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. “Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened. I am the Lord.

    5 Questions to ask yourself:

    Do I know for 100% sure that this is true?

    Is this something I would want others to share about me?

    Even if I didn’t care that someone knew this about me, would the person be offended if I shared this?

    Is this uplifting or demeaning to the person?

    Who all is this going to affect?

    Am I willing to stand accountable before God in sharing this information?

    Proverbs 11:13:

    A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

    Proverbs 26:20:

    Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.







    Point 3: Let your words be uplifting!

    Ephesians 4:29-32:

    Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own,[e] guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.







    John 13:35:

    Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”







    If you would like to watch our past services, you can do so here: https://www.gcwesleyan.org/sunday-service-videos/







    Like and subscribe to our new YouTube channel, Graham Chapel Youth! We are producing some funny videos as well as live streaming our Wednesday night youth group: https://is.gd/grahamyouth.







    If you would like to give to Graham Chapel, you can do so here: https://www.gcwesleyan.org/give/







    Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church is in Mayo,

    • 49 min
    Matthew 25a (7-27-22)

    Matthew 25a (7-27-22)

    Today we will focus on the two parables of chapter 25. The common theme that Jesus is continuing to communicate to his followers is that they need to be prepared for his second coming. Are you?

    • 33 min

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