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Pastor Star R. Scott

God Placed Ministry Gifts

  • Date: May 11, 2015
  • Verse: “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…” (Ephesian 4:11-12)
  • Summary:

    I want to encourage us to fellowship as a body and in what we ought to fellowship about. Some seem to want to get together and just do another study. The Scripture doesn't speak of the body as a whole coming together to do Bible studies. God has set ministry gifts among us to be teachers (Ephesians 411). They are called. They are gifted. They not only are gifted in the teaching, but they are gifted in the ability to hear the voice of God, to be able to set courses for us and speak to us as the oracles of God what the Spirit is saying to the church.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

We are Rooted and Grounded in Love

  • Date: May 21, 2018
  • Verse: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesian 3:17-19)
  • Summary:

    Paul, in Colossians wrote these letters to the church here in Colosse. It's very obvious that this church is just like us. They're just folks, right? And they get crosswise with each other sometimes, and there are those that act preeminent. There are those among us, you know, that are connivers and manipulators, and there are the haughty and the boastful. You know, we're just folks. And He says, "In your mess, I'm going to make something out of you that represents Me, that honors Me.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love is the Bond of Perfectness

  • Date: May 14, 2018
  • Verse: “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” (Colossian 3:13-15)
  • Summary:

    He says in Colossians Chapter 3, "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved…" (verse 12)-those of us that are the elect, those of us that are sons, He speaks toward our holiness. "I wonder what that word 'holy' "-we know what it means. It means to be separate. It means to be exclusive. It means to be preeminent. There's nothing equal to it. It's pure, undefiled in every way. And in our election, He says, that's who you are. "That's how I perceive you." So He refers to us as the elect.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Forbearing One Another in Love

  • Date: May 9, 2018
  • Verse: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matthew 11:29)
  • Summary:

    Scripture says in Ephesians, Chapter 4, "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called." Now, the whole context of this, beginning here in Chapter 4, is unity. I mean, you can see it as you read down. He's very clearly speaking of the unity of the body of Christ. There's one body, there's one Lord, there's one faith.

    So He says, "I want you to walk worthy of this vocation, this calling that's been put upon you and with all lowliness and meekness with longsuffering.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love is Our Foundation

  • Date: May 7, 2018
  • Verse: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love…” (Ephesian 3:17)
  • Summary:

    Let's look at a couple of passages that we were talking about that have to do with the practical expression of love. Ephesians 3:17 says we're to be rooted and grounded in love. Love is our foundation. Everything is built upon this foundation. Without it, there will not be successful representation of the kingdom of God. There will not be the building up of a church or the edifying without the foundation and our being rooted and grounded in love.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

The Ability to Truly Love is Supernatural

  • Date: May 4, 2018
  • Verse: “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” (1 John 3:15)
  • Summary:

    There's another thing that we need to look at, and Jesus made it very clear that if you hate your brother-the Holy Spirit speaking, John speaks it clearly-if you hate your brother, you're a murderer. Is that hard for us to accept? Love your neighbor as you love yourself. This is my commandment that you love one another as I loved you; and if you don't do that, you're a murderer. Wow! Does that change it a little bit? First of all, let me ask you, do you believe that's a biblical principle? Can we say that and be accurate scripturally? The answer's yes.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love Shows No Respect of Persons

  • Date: April 30, 2018
  • Verse: “ If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.” (James 2:8-9)
  • Summary:

    Let's look over at James for just a second, a couple of more Scripture verses to set the foundation for us. James' reference to the teaching of the Lord in the sermon on the mount in James Chapter 2. He says starting in verse 8, "If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors." If you keep the royal Law, you do well. Love your neighbor as yourself.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love One Another Fervently

  • Date: April 26, 2018
  • Verse: “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently…” (1 Peter 1:22)
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Pastor Star R. Scott

The Golden Rule Lifestyle

  • Date: April 23, 2018
  • Verse: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
  • Summary:

    It takes a regenerated person to habitually live the Golden Rule. Oh, we can pull it off periodically for someone that we love or in an extreme situation.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Forgive and Forget

  • Date: April 20, 2018
  • Verse: “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalm 51:17)
  • Summary:

    Without us having that love one for another, we give advantage to the enemy; because a house divided against itself cannot stand. And in this last day, as we're warring and preparing ourselves for the coming of the Lord, the tactic of the enemy is always "divide and conquer." And through selfishness and pride and many of these different aspects that are evident in all of our members, though not to be preeminent, he can cause some kind of schism in our midst.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Living the Golden Rule

  • Date: April 9, 2018
  • Verse: “And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:31)
  • Summary:

    Whenever we begin to devalue what used to be valuable to us, we've overvalued ourselves. In other words, whenever there's schism, whenever there's division, when somebody begins to reprove me in love, to touch the little idols in my life, and I, now, don't want to hang around them anymore. I'm not going to receive their love.

    What does that say of who we see ourselves to be? Are we teachable? Are we humble? Are we allowing the body to perform its ministry to bring edification to every member? We've overvalued ourselves.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love One Another

  • Date: April 4, 2018
  • Verse: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:35)
  • Summary:

    Where we're headed is for John 13. Let's look there real quickly. We've referred to this many times in the teaching already, in the last couple of sessions. We can all quote it John 13:35 "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, [How are they going to know?, when you] have love one to another." Love, strong affection. Not only an emotional soul-affection, but a spiritual union, a oneness. We are one body, of which Jesus is the head. We are members one of another.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

First Bring the Name of Jesus

  • Date: April 2, 2018
  • Verse: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:35)
  • Summary:

    Much of the love of God has been perverted in this hour. It's gone over to what we call the "social gospel." Many churches today are caught up in, "What can we do to alleviate poverty?" Let me tell you something: Poverty will never be alleviated. Because Jesus said, "The poor, you shall always have with you" (Matthew 26:11). So, these people are trying to accomplish something that's impossible. And yet, the Scriptures tell us how to minister to the poor. He said, "All of our ministry to the needy must begin, first, in the household of faith.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Biblical Love Honors God

  • Date: March 30, 2018
  • Verse: “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works…” (Hebrews 10:24)
  • Summary:

    We think that it'd be natural to be able to love one another. But in reality, we're so in love with ourselves that it's really an obstacle to being able to love as we've been loved. We'll never be able to love one another until we realize how in love with ourselves we are. Most of us are delusional in the way we perceive ourselves as people that are free from self-love. Our redemption, and we rest in the promise of God and all that our redemption has afforded us, but the reality is that in us, that is in our flesh, still dwells no good thing (Romans 7:18).

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love Will Do Whatever It Takes

  • Date: March 26, 2018
  • Verse: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” (Matthew 7:3)
  • Summary:

    We're talking about how we relate to one another, how we show love to one another, how our love is fervent and how it's without hypocrisy. He said, first of all, step back and answer this question: "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye" (Matthew 7:3)? Stop with those words for a moment: "you consider not." How many of us quickly and so casually look at our lives? Oh, we examine everybody else, but we assume we're okay.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love Fervently With a Pure Heart

  • Date: March 21, 2018
  • Verse: “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently…” (1 Peter 1:22)
  • Summary:

    If you find yourself just going through the motions, then spend some time with Father and fall on your face. Let Him break your heart and realize you're not the priority in this place; the glory of God is! Begin to humble yourself and admit the hypocrisy. Ask Father to make you a servant of all, so men would see our good works and glorify our Father which is in heaven. Go to 1 Peter 1:22.

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Love is Without Hypocrisy

  • Date: March 19, 2018
  • Verse: “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” (Romans 12:9)
  • Summary:

    We are admonished to love one another. This is something we need to take to heart. Look over at Romans, Chapter 12, verse 9 for a moment. "Let your love be without dissimulation..." That's "without hypocrisy." Many of us try to have that feigned love. We know what the commandments are, and we try to walk through the actions of it.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Those Dead to Self Can Truly Love

  • Date: March 15, 2018
  • Verse: “…Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (
  • Summary:

    John, Chapter 15, verse 12 speaks to us very clearly. "This is my commandment…" We realize that this is not a suggestion. This is not something that would just benefit us if we took it to heart. "This is my commandment, That ye love one another…" To love requires the greatest degree of faith, and faith works by love. We see that without love it's impossible to please God. As He gives us this commandment and admonishes us to love as we've been loved, we begin to understand so many of His other admonitions.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Committed to the Glory of God

  • Date: March 13, 2018
  • Verse: “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
  • Summary:

    John's Gospel shows us the overwhelming love of God for us. Turn to John, Chapter 15, verse 12. "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." We have talked about the definition of love. There are many sects that demonstrate a great love, one for another. The Mormons are a phenomenal group in the way that they unify themselves and in the way that they care for the community. It's far more than a lot of professed Christians, and it's a very impressive thing.

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Love Never Fails

  • Date: March 9, 2018
  • Verse: “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
  • Summary:

    "That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, [John 17:21] and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me." So, as we look at this call to unity, as we look at this call to be longsuffering with one another, as we look at this call to exhibit the love of God, we begin to fulfill the commandment that Jesus gave us in John 15, verse 12, "This is My commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

In One Accord

  • Date: March 7, 2018
  • Verse: “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” (John 17:21)
  • Summary:

    Just as the Scripture prophesies and talks about marriage and these two become one flesh, I want you to understand something: There is a spiritual marriage-Jesus is the Groom and we are the bride. When the world looks and says, "They all have a common faith, but it's not a dogma. They are all specifically indwelt by the Spirit of God, and claim Jesus not only to be their Lord, not only to be their God, but as their Husband!" Jesus then says, "I want you to know this: Father loves you just as much as He loves Me." That blows our minds.

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