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Pastor Star R. Scott

Love Speaks Truth

  • Date: July 9, 2018
  • Verse: “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:15)
  • Summary:

    We've been teaching on the love of God, and the mandate that the Lord Jesus gives us is that we're to love as we've been loved. "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another" (John 13:35). Nothing speaks louder than genuine love among the brethren. "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." Not how many Bible verses you can quote, not how big our fellowship is, but the world looking in and saying, "Those people love each other.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Wisdom Chooses Based on God’s Word

  • Date: February 11, 2019
  • Verse: “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
  • Summary:

    In our discussion of wisdom, I want to emphasize the word "choose" here, because choice is vital as it comes to this subject that we're talking about. Which kingdom are we moving in? What wisdom are we moving in? Which do I apply at this particular time? Wisdom is the ability to choose the best course of action-the ability to choose the best course of action based on knowledge and understanding.

    "With your wisdom," the wise man says, "get understanding.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Wisdom Applies the Word of God Properly

  • Date: February 8, 2019
  • Verse: “For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.” (Jeremiah 4:22)
  • Summary:

    "When I return, will I find faith upon the earth" (Luke 18:8)? Just before the judgment of God-just before God allowed Israel to be taken into Babylonian captivity, the prophet Jeremiah stood up and said, "You know, the problem with you guys is this. You're not wise toward spiritual things. You're not wise toward kingdom things. You are wise toward evil." Now, here's the evil. We're not talking about being wise to know how to be a better seductress, wise to the evil of how to make better moonshine.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

The Wise Follow God’s Wisdom

  • Date: February 4, 2019
  • Verse: “For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.” (Jeremiah 4:22)
  • Summary:

    There's a passage in Jeremiah that I want to use as the text. It's Jeremiah 4:22.. This is actually the title that we're using for this morning, "For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge" (Jeremiah 4:22).

    That's an interesting statement, isn't it? Now, remember when this was written.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Live In God’s Wisdom

  • Date: January 28, 2019
  • Verse: “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
  • Summary:

    We need to be delivered from the spirit of this age. Just as this power of antichrist is in so many ways manifesting itself-and we're going to talk toward that a little bit. One of the things that we need to protect ourselves from in this age, at this hour, is the subtle invasion into our lives, into our minds, of the worldly wisdom. It's the enemy of our faith. There are so many ways today, by the world's wisdom, to keep ourselves safe; to bring provision to ourselves; to attempt to answer many of the dilemmas, the questions, of life.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

The Lord With Us

  • Date: January 15, 2019
  • Verse: “But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” (Genesis 39:21)
  • Summary:

    Genesis, Chapter 45, verses 5 and 8, tell the story of Joseph. We all know the basics of this story and how he had the dreams about God raising him to a position of authority and that the day would come when his brothers would bow down to him. We saw that didn't go well with the brothers, right? We learned something from that. Maybe we ought to keep some of the revelations to ourselves about how great we are. Some of us like to go around sharing how great we are. How much we've heard from God. "Let me tell you.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

God Has a Cross For Us

  • Date: December 31, 2018
  • Verse: “Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?” (Proverbs 20:24)
  • Summary:

    God's sovereign and He has the right to change our course at any moment. When we begin to realize that, it brings about a rest. It takes away that natural uneasiness. Does anybody here not like change? You don't like to change? How many of you really have trouble changing when everything is going very well? I've shared the story many times so I won't belabor the point. I could not, in the natural, have had anything going better for me than when I was living on my scholarship-a young kid having everything that I wanted-and God invaded my life.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Don’t Set Your Tent Pegs Too Deep

  • Date: December 25, 2018
  • Verse: “A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
  • Summary:

    Proverbs 15, verse 9 tells us, "A man's heart [creates or invents] his way: but the Lord directeth his steps." This has always been a real assurance to me in my life because I've made plans. And, I've gotten off-course. You say, "Well, Pastor, how do you know that you've gotten off-course?" Because God redirected my path. Now being off-course isn't always being in sin and being off-course is not always being in the flesh. Did you know that we can be on the right path too long? Let me explain what I'm talking about.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Who is Building Your House?

  • Date: December 20, 2018
  • Verse: “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psalm 127:1)
  • Summary:

    Look over at Proverbs 19:21 for just a moment. "There are many devices in a man's heart…" I know within myself I have many devices, many, many. I'm one of those guys that has a lot of ideas, a lot of plans. I was reading my first grade report card recently. We're remodeling and so we have to clean everything out because of the mess and all of this stuff. It's a nightmare. And so we're going through that and in the midst of this throwing away papers and cleaning out stuff that's accumulated for 30 years, I came across these report cards again.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

He Orders Our Steps – For His Glory

  • Date: December 14, 2018
  • Verse: “A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)
  • Summary:

    We are looking at the sovereignty of God, the fact that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and we're to delight in that. We're to delight in where Father has us at this time in our lives. One of the things that we have trouble looking at many times is do we qualify to be that good man? In Jesus, we do. That's the good news and so we are that good man as we are living in Him, abiding in Him, and His words are abiding in us. He said, "I'm going to orchestrate your steps in life. I'm going to order them for you.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

In All Things Give Thanks

  • Date: December 10, 2018
  • Verse: “There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” (Proverbs 19:21)
  • Summary:

    I just want to encourage us, when sometimes you think it's out of hand, sometimes when you think Satan is preeminent and he's in charge, when you seem to think that there's no way that these circumstances-all of these circumstances that demand failure, demand defeat, demand the loss of your job, demand the loss of your home, demand the loss of your life, whatever it might be, I want you to know something. Nothing happens if it's not in the counsel of God's will. So in the midst of it all, we give thanks.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

We Have a Godly Inheritance

  • Date: December 6, 2018
  • Verse: “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will…” (Ephesians 1:11)
  • Summary:

    You see, sovereignty doesn't mean we just sit back and wait for things to happen. Sovereignty demands that we become a prayerful people, a people of faith. You would think that sovereignty just says, "Well, if it's God's will, it's going to be done." No, no, no! The Bible teaches prayer presupposes sovereignty. Why pray if God's not powerful? Why pray if God doesn't have a plan? Prayer doesn't change God; prayer illuminates us.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

What God Has Purposed Shall Come to Pass

  • Date: December 3, 2018
  • Verse: “The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand …"; “For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” (Isaiah 14:24, 27)
  • Summary:

    Isaiah 14 says it this way, as we're looking at the greatness, the bigness of our God. He is omnipotent, all powerful. He is omniscient; He knows all things that are going on without the help of The Washington Post and CNN. But the great prophet Isaiah speaks here in the fourteenth chapter. This prophetic Scripture, which is two-fold for the time that it was written-Babylon and for the prophetic deliverance that will come to Israel in the time of the Tribulation. It reveals the heart and character of God, Who He is. Isaiah 14, verses 24 and 27.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

His Purposes Cannot Be Restrained

  • Date: November 30, 2018
  • Verse: “I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.” (Job 42:2)
  • Summary:

    Look over at Job 42 for just a second. I've just been criticized recently about the style of my teaching, if there is one. The critics have felt that the only real productive and scholarly method of teaching is expositional teaching, expository teaching. I don't believe that. First of all, the Bible-the greatest teacher in the world, Jesus, never taught expositionally. He taught topically. He took from books all over the Bible and brought forth practical truths for the moment. That's how Jesus taught.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

We Need to Like What God Likes

  • Date: November 26, 2018
  • Verse: “But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Psalm 115:3)
  • Summary:

    We think we're so sneaky. We think we can get away with things. God is omniscient and guess what? He is omnipotent, and you are not going to get your way! Period! Throw it out, because our God is sovereign. It makes life easier, so just figure that out today. Get the right theology and surrender. It'll make life much easier on you. He will do whatsoever He pleases. That means He'll raise up some people and bring down others.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Nothing Thwarts God’s Purposes For Us

  • Date: November 21, 2018
  • Verse: “But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Psalm 115:3)
  • Summary:

    Lt's talk about how the awesomeness of God is able to get into our hearts and into our lives. How do we confront that on a daily basis, the ability to receive that grace? First of all, let me share with you that you will never, never, be able to come and attain that place that makes you worthy. It's always a gift. It's always grace. It's always the mercy of God to us, isn't it? But it is the will of God for us.

    So let's turn to Psalm 115.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

God’s Goodness is Great

  • Date: November 19, 2018
  • Verse: “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” (Psalm 31:19)
  • Summary:

    Goodness is God's purpose for us, kindness is God's purpose for us, but there is a thief that is running around seeking to devour us, isn't there? There's a conflict constantly in the kingdoms that are warring (the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness), and they're at war. There's a constant conflict, and Satan is going about seeking whom he may devour. He's come to kill, steal, and destroy, hasn't he? Some of us have had our health stolen. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

God is Good in All Things

  • Date: November 12, 2018
  • Verse: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
  • Summary:

    Jesus is coming back real soon. The stupidity is supernatural, and so don't get caught up in your emotions, in these last days, about the stupidity of the politics of our country. Just rejoice that the Lord is coming back soon. Otherwise you'll get distracted and upset for no reason at all. God's will is being done!

    We're going to talk about that a little bit. We have been talking about the goodness of God-and so thankful for that.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

A Content Heart is Always Thankful

  • Date: November 5, 2018
  • Verse: “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Chris…” (Ephesians 5:20)
  • Summary:

    In 2 Timothy 3:2, it says that the signs of the end times will be a people who are unthankful and unholy. A content heart is a thankful heart. Do you go around telling people how thankful you are for what God has done in your life, how satisfied you are, how you need nothing more in life? You're absolutely content. That's thanksgiving.

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Pastor Star R. Scott

Be Satisfied with God’s Goodness

  • Date: October 31, 2018
  • Verse: “And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 31:14)
  • Summary:

    With every trial, with every temptation, every test, He makes a way of escape. Oh, the judgment that Jeremiah pronounces upon these people, this captivity in Babylon. It sounds like a total devastation. He says in Jeremiah 31. verse 28, "And it shall come to pass, that…as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict…" that's God talking about His covenant people. He said, "I am absolutely going to devastate them." For what purpose? To restore them! "I'm going to save them from themselves.

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Embrace the Goodness of God

  • Date: October 22, 2018
  • Verse: “Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!” (Psalm 31:19)
  • Summary:

    Sufficient to the day are the evils thereof. Just believe Him now in the land of the living. Believe to see His goodness right now. What is His goodness? Here's His goodness: you're in a trial and He's standing by you! He said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you. You go in the fire, I'll be with you there. You go in the pit with the lions, I'll be with you there!" I want you to know something: there's always a fourth man in the furnace, praise God! God's good! I'd rather be in the fire, in the furnace with God, than in the penthouse without Him.

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