Tahlequah Worship Center
October 9, 2022
  • It Is Well with My Soul
  • I Surrender All
  • Salt & Light
      • 1 Corinthians 15:3–4KJV1900

      • Romans 10:9KJV1900

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    Birthdays and Anniversaries
    Our sermon will be in Luke 21:5-24
    We have a website: https://tahlequahworshipcenter.com/
    Service coming up on Wednesday
    Diaper Drive
    The School has a rummage sale next weekend 10/7-10/8
    Prayer requests
    Cristy’s Grandparents
    Barbara’s Sister
    Andy W.
    Daryl Grimes & Family
    I want to welcome all that are joining us online.
    Thank you for being here with us.
    Cristy has some songs picked out for us.
    Are you ready to worship?
    Let’s make a joyful noise
    It is Well With My Soul
    I Surrender All
    Salt & Light

    How To Fellowship

    What does it mean to have fellowship with someone.
    I looked up the word in the OT and the NT.
    I figured it was not used very often in the OT.
    However, it is used few times.
    In Psalm 94:20
    Psalm 94:20 NKJV
    20 Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, Have fellowship with You?
    The context of this Psalm is someone who is crying out to the Lord to take care of evildoers.
    The idea of the word in Hebrew means to join something together, like in construction.
    In Greek, it means something like 2 people sharing.
    So what we are about to read has to do with sharing things in common with the Lord.
    Does that sound like something you want?
    Cristy and I and our kids have fellowship together.
    We share a home.
    We share our lives.
    I may not have much myself, but God has all things.
    Today, we are going to talk about How To Fellowship with God.
    1 John 1:5–2:2 NKJV
    5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

    Look To Him

    We live in a world of darkness.

    I went hunting for a bit yesterday.
    It got dark.
    I turned my light on

    Jesus is the Light

    Again and again we see Jesus being called the Light.
    Especially John
    John 1:4–9 NKJV
    4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

    We should reflect that light.

    Jupiter is still really bright
    The moon should be bright over the next few days

    If you want something to shine brighter, What do you do?

    If it’s a flashlight, ...
    If it’s a mirror?

    What does it mean to walk in darkness?

    Walking in sin

    There’s a difference between walking in sin and having a sinful life


    Confess To Him

    Everyone has sinned.

    Psalm 14:1 NKJV
    1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
    Psalm 51:5 NKJV
    5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
    Psalm 51 was written by David after he had committed adultery and murder.
    My guess is that he was at his lowest place he had ever been.
    We are born with a sinful nature and we sin.
    The ones that believe that we are born good, don’t have any children.
    No matter how hard we try, we cannot stop sin completely.
    Every one of us fall short

    I don’t think we understand God’s standard

    Most of the time we thing about the acts we do wrong, but it’s not just what we do, it’s also what we think.
    Matthew 5:27–28 NKJV
    27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
    No matter how we slice an onion, there are layers to it and it can make your eyes water.
    We can sin because of what we do, what we think, and what we don’t do
    So what’s the answer?

    Confessing = cleansing

    He will forgive
    He will cleanse us
    If we confess
    One of the worst sins is the sin of pride.
    It leads to our downfall
    The pride of thinking we can somehow earn our salvation may be the one that sinks us
    No matter what we’ve done … we are

    Accepted With Him

    We have an advocate

    1 John 2:1 NKJV
    1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
    We don’t need a priest, we have Jesus
    We sin, we can pray to Jesus
    He will defend us.
    so ...

    Don’t give up

    Keep on keeping on.
    We often get stuck in the mire of our sin.
    This doesn’t mean there aren’t times we don’t get down
    When we do, we need to turn to Jesus
    Because …

    He is the payment

    He is the sacrifice
    He paid the price for us
    We don’t have to worry about what will happen to us
    He died for us
    1 John 2:2 NKJV
    2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
    He paid it all
    Not just for us but for the whole world
    Whole here means all - the whole cosmos
    We have to believe
    If we believe then …
    Our sin is nailed to the cross and our sin is no more

    If we look to the Light, Focus on what’s Right, we won’t worry about the Night

    If you want fellowship with God, then believe in him.
    Put away your sin and trust in Him.
      • Psalm 94:20KJV1900

      • 1 John 1:5–2:2KJV1900

      • John 1:4–9KJV1900

      • Psalm 14:1KJV1900

      • Psalm 51:5KJV1900

      • Matthew 5:27–28KJV1900

      • 1 John 2:1KJV1900

      • 1 John 2:2KJV1900

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