FBC Glen Este welcomes Pastor Chris Dixon, special guest speaker at our 2024 Missions Conference.

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Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Feb 11, 2024

Series: Strong Church

Text: Ephesians 4:11-16


I. THE OPERATION OF A STRONG CHURCH

Read Ephesians 4:11-12

Everyone is vital in the process of the building of a strong church

II. THE OUTCOME OF A STRONG CHURCH

Read Ephesians 4:13-14

A. Strong in

B. Strong in

Refer to Eph 4:14

“The saints are to grow to maturity,
according to the measure of Jesus Christ.

As years pass by, we should not only grow
old in Jesus, but more mature in Jesus, as
both individuals and as a corporate body.” – David Guzik

C. Strong in

Refer to Eph 4:15

III. THE ORDER OF A STRONG CHURCH

Read Eph 4:16

• Love one another

• honor one another

• be devoted to one another

• edify one another

• greet one another

• serve one another

• bear one another’s burdens

• submit to one another

• encourage one another

• confess your sins one to another

• pray for one another

• fellowship with one another

• admonish one another

• accept one another

• live in harmony with one another

• forgive one another

• comfort one another

• exhort one another

• pray for one another

• confess your faults one to another

 

 

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Feb 4, 2024

Text: 2 Timothy 4:5-12


Read 2 Tim 4:10 

We see a man (Demas) who had wasted potential

Forsaken: to abandon/desert


Three factors in a wasted life

I. LOSS OF FELLOWSHIP

Read 1 John 1:3-6

What causes a loss in fellowship? Walking in darkness

2 Results in Walking in Darkness:

  1. They the Lord
  2. They the Lost

II. LOSS OF OPPORTUNITIES

Read Luke 16:23-28

A. To be

B. To

III. LOSS OF REWARDS

Read Matthew 16:19-21

Many earthly millionaires will be heavenly paupers; and many earthly paupers will be heavenly millionaires.

Read Matthew 16:27 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Rise Above Discouragement and Depression

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Jan 28, 2024

Bible text: 1 Kings 19


A few great men who faced depression:

“I am the subject of depression of spirit so fearful that I hope none of
you ever get to such extremes of wretchedness as I go to…personally 
have passed through this dark valley of depression.” – Charles Spurgeon

“For more than a week I was close to the gates of death and hell. I
trembled in all my members. Christ was wholly lost. I was shaken by the
desperation of God.” – Martin Luther

“Lord Jesus receive my spirit and put an end to this miserable
life.” – John Knox

  • Moses
  • David (read 1 Samuel 30:4)
  • Paul (read 2 Corinthians 1:8)
  • John the Baptist

I. THE REALITY OF DEPRESSION

A. The strength of Elijah

  • He showed
  • He showed
  • He showed
  • He showed
  • He showed

B. The susceptibility of Elijah

Read 1 Kings 19:1

II. THE RESPONSE TO HIS DEPRESSION

A. Ran

B. Retreat (read 1 Kings 19:3-4)

C. Request

III. THE RECUPERATION OF HIS DEPRESSION

A. Physical

Read Psalm 71:3-5

Read 1 Kings 19:8-10

B. Spiritual

Read 1 Kings 19:11-12

C. Special

Three Times When the Tendency is to Get Low

  • When things happen that you don’t think should happen
  • When things I am convinced will happen don’t
  • When you expect things to happen now – but they don’t happen for a long time

Read 1 Kings 19:18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Jan 21, 2024

Bible text: Acts 21:13

Availability: “To place oneself totally at God’s disposal, for God to do anything and everything, in you, and through you, and with you and to you that He chooses.”

Recap from last sermon:

I. Abraham was available to do the will of God

II. Jacob  was available to walk with God

II. Noah was available to work for God

Today, we explore 3 other characters in the Old Testament who were available for God


IV. MOSES WAS AVAILABLE TO WORSHIP GOD

Read Exodus 3:2-4

A. Response: “Here Am I”

When Moses confronted deity, he fell to the ground to worship

Read Psalm 96:9, Philippians 3:3 and John 4:24

WORSHIP: honor and reverence shown to God

“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God
to feed the mind with the truth of God
to purge the imagination by the beauty of God
to open up the heart to the love of God
to devote the will to the purpose of God.”

Worship is giving to God the best He has given us. – Oswald Chambers

Matthew 22:37 – “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”

B. Result: out of Moses’ worship came his work

Martin Luther – “Work, work, from morning till dawn – so much work to do, I must
spend first 3 hours in prayer.”

V. SAMUEL WAS AVAILABLE TO WAIT ON GOD

Read 1 Samuel 3:4-6, 3:8, 3:16

A. Response: “Here Am I”

The Bible has much to say about waiting on God

  • Psalm 25:5
  • Psalm 27:14
  • Isaiah 40:31

Q: How about your waiting?

Waiting may be the hardest thing we are called to do.

God is never ahead of time.
He is never a second late.

Read Isaiah 40:31

B. Result: Samuel became a prophet of God

VI. ISAIAH WAS AVAILABLE TO WITNESS FOR GOD

Read Isaiah 6:8

A. Response: “Here Am I”

Jesus’ #1 mission while on earth was to seek and save the lost. Is that the mission of your life?

Practical Ways to Share Jesus

  1. Share the Gospel
  2. Invite People to Church
  3. Gospel Tracts
  4. Care for People
  5. Live a Godly Life

B. Result: people let to God Jehovah

Q: Are you available to witness for God?

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Jan 14, 2024

Bible text: Philippians 3:7-8


AVAILABILITY: to place oneself totally at God’s disposal, for God to do anything and everything in you and through you, and with you, and to you that He chooses.


Old Testament Examples of Availability

I. ABRAHAM was available to do the will of God

Read Genesis 22:1-2, 11

A. Response: “Here am I” 

The story of Abraham and Isaac

Read Genesis 22:7-8

B. Result of Abraham’s availability 

Read Genesis 22:18

Abraham was available to do the will of God
and God blessed him greatly

 

II. JACOB was available to walk with God

Read Genesis 31:11-17

A. Response“Here am I”

God wants no celebrities – He wants servants

Read Romans 8:1, Amos 3, 1 John 1:6-7

B. ResultJacob went  – and 70 people went with him

III. NOAH was available to work for God

Read Hebrews 11:7

A. Response: “moved with fear”

B. Result: saving of his family

AVAILABILITY!

 

 

 

 

How to See Jesus in 2024

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Jan 7, 2024


Goals for the new year are important. But goals for life are more important.

Read Luke 2:21-38

The character traits that allowed two people (Simeon and Anna) the privilege to see Jesus:

I. BOTH WERE AGED

Read Proverbs 16:31, 2 Kings 22:2, 2 Kings 23:3

II. BOTH WERE ATTENTIVE

v. 25 “…just and devout… and the Holy Spirit was upon them.”

v. 37 “…serve God with fasting and prayer.”

“Devout” = cautious, careful, deliberate

It takes discipline to see God in 2024:

Read Philippians 3:14, 1 Corinthians 9:25-26

Training is more important than trying.

Read Proverbs 25:28

 

“You can map out a fight
plan or a life plan, but when
the action starts, you’re down
to your reflexes. That’s
where your roadwork shows.
If you cheated on that in the
dark of the morning, you’re
going to get found out now,
under the bright lights.” – Joe Frazier

Read Matthew 5:8, Psalm 24:4-5

Simeon and Anna were attentive to what really mattered in life

III. BOTH WERE ALERT

Read Romans 13:11-12

Both Simeon and Anna were expecting the Messiah – every day.

IV. BOTH WERE ASSURED

Read Luke 2:26

A. Both rested in His promise

B. Both were ready to die

Read Luke 2:29

 

 

 

 

 

Let Our Fragrance Enliven

Sermon by Pastor Jeff Moss / Dec 31, 2023

Bible text: 2 Corinthians 2:14-16


I. OUR PROMISE OF TRIUMPH

2 Corinthians 2:14 “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”

Paul’s use of the word “triumph”

“The idea is borrowed from an ancient Roman triumph, which to the eyes of the world of that day was the most glorious spectacle which the imagination could conceive.” – F.B. Meyer

A closer look at 2 Corinthians 2:14

  1. “.. always
  2. “.. in every place

II. OUR PRIVILEGE OF INFLUENCE

The extent of this aroma : “… by us in every place..” (2 Cor. 2:14)

How do we emit this savour?

1 Corinthians 10:31  “..whether, therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

III. OUR PLEASING AROMA

2 Corinthians 2:15-16  “For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish. To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. ANd who is sufficient for those things?”

We are a fragrance of Christ to God.

  1. “To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life”
  2. We are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are saved and among those who are perishing

IV. OUR POWER IN GOD

Paul asks the rhetorical question: “And who is sufficient for these things?” (2 Corinthians 2:16)

Read 2 Corinthians 3:4-6

“And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us able ministers of the new testament..”

CHRIST leads the triumph. I don’t.

 

 

The Gift of Light / Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Christmas Eve 2023

Series: Gifts of Christmas

Text: Luke 2:25-32


I. The Source of the Light

Read John 8:12, Isaiah 9:2, Isaiah 42:6-7, Revelation 21:23

II. The Scope of the Light

“I am the Light of the world” – Jesus

No matter how deep the darkness .. you can be saved!

Jesus: the true Light of the world. His scope of His light shined everywhere.

III. The Spread of the Light

Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good
work and glorify your father which is in Heaven.”

Jesus is the light. We spread that light.

 

 

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / Dec 17, 2023

Series: Gifts of Christmas

Text: Isaiah 9:6


I. THE CREATION OF PEACE

A. Jesus brought peace at His birth

B. Jesus taught peace in His life

Read John 14:27

C. Jesus bought peace by His death

Read Colossians 1:20

Read Romans 8:6-8

Read Romans 3:23, 6:23

Nobody has the peace of God who does not have peace with God.

Read Romans 5:1

II. THE CULTIVATION OF PEACE

A. Lordship of the Prince of Peace

Read Colossians 3:15

Read James 4:1-3

B. Leaning on the Prince of Peace

“When I look at the world – I get distressed.
When I look at myself – I get depressed.
When I look at Jesus – I am at rest.” – Corrie Ten Boom

Read Isaiah 26:3

III. THE CONTINUATION OF PEACE

Read Isaiah 9:7

A. The millennial age of peace

B. The eternal age of peace