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December 2012

“Be A Light Unto The True Gospel” – December 30th, 2012 (35:11)- Elder Clay Barber

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) Even though there are many events throughout the world that are in direct conflict with the gospel of Jesus Christ, we must hold true to the gospel and be a strong witness of the gospel.
2) There is a great need to spread the message found within the gospel. We should pursue the witnessing of the gospel in every part of our lives.
3) Man was created to do good works, which are in harmony with the commandments of God.
4) The works of man cannot by themselves secure your place in heaven.
5) There are many who do not walk with God. Some who outwardly oppose God as well as those who proclaim they speak for God, but are out of harmony with the gospel.
6) We all have the opportunity to return to the presence of God by living within the standards found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:8-22

 

August 2012

“Reconciliation Through Repentance” – August 5th, 2012 (19:33)- Elder Bill McQuinn
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) One principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ is repentance.
2) Repentance allows us to ask forgiveness for those things that we have fallen short in.
3) We must recognize and acknowledge our sins by asking for repentance.
4) We must live no more within the natural man.
5) When we are baptized, we are given the opportunity to become a new person because our sins of old are washed away.
6) For those that follow the gospel, the sacrifice that Jesus made reconciles us back to God.
7) We have also received the ministry of reconciliation, giving us the choice to become closer to others and God.
8) When you repent of your sins, God no longer remembers those sins.
9) We are called to be ambassadors for God.
10) We must study to understand the basis of what we believe.
11) Partaking of the sacrament should not be taken as a light thing.
12) The sacrament should help us to remember our commitment in baptism to living within the gospel.

2nd Corinthians 5:15-21


Ecclesiastes 12:13

 

“Stand Up For The Gospel” – August 5th, 2012 (22:04)- Elder Clay Barber
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) When the opportunity is in front of us to share the gospel, we must stand strong and share the true gospel.
2) We can be pleased to do good, but when we become proud, not giving God credit for our success, we stand outside the gospel of Jesus Christ.
3) Due to man's right of choice, mankind is responsible for evil in our world. God is not causing man to do evil.
4) We must keep the true gospel pure in our understanding, not letting things of the world corrupt the gospel.
5) In standing strong for the true gospel, we can become an influence on others, giving them cause to reflect on their own life.
6) The effect that the gospel has on us must go beyond the church walls, staying with us at all times.

Reference for Luke actually Matthew 23:12


Isaiah Chapters 8 & 9


Galatians 5:1


Galatians 4:16-18


1st Corinthians 8:9

 

July 2012

“We Must Find The Right Way” – July 29th, 2012 (30:18)- Elder Ron Perkins
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) God has a standard He guides man by, but man wants to change that standard to suit his own desires.
2) Some preachers will proclaim those things that sound good to man, but are not based on the gospel.
3) A man must be called of God to be a preacher or priesthood member, not just decide that they want to go to a school to earn a degree to become eligible to be a preacher.
4) Man can preach about "Jesus", but we must rebuke the message if it is not founded within the true gospel.
5) False preachers have a form of godliness, but we must turn away and not allow ourselves to be falsely led.
6) God's plan for our salvation requires us to follow the true gospel of Jesus Christ.
7) Those who act outside of the gospel are not acting as a part of God's plan for man. They are acting by there own choice in evil.
8) We must not tarry in our preparation as we do not know what our next day will bring.
9) There is a way that seems right unto man, but the end there of is death.
10) Many will seek to enter into the kingdom of God, but there will only be a few that enter in.
11) Those who do not know the proper way to enter into the kingdom of God will find the door shut.
12) God's promises and covenants have been made with His people within the House of Israel.
13) Anyone has the opportunity to become a member of the House of Israel but follow the true gospel of Jesus Christ.
14) We must know for ourselves the correct way and not take the word of others for the foundation upon which we build our salvation.

Romans 10:13-15


Galatians 1:1-24


2nd Timothy 4:2-4


2nd Timothy 3:1-7


1st Thessalonians 1:7-10


Luke 13:23-28

 

“Gathering To The New Jerusalem” – July 22nd, 2012 (19:36)- Elder Ron Perkins
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) God made a covenant with the people of the House of Israel. It is important that the restored gospel includes knowledge about this covenant.
2) The work of building the New Jerusalem will be started by just a remnant of the House of Israel because the rest have rejected the truth.
3) The "lost sheep" of the House of Israel will be gathered to the New Jerusalem.
4) Independence, Missouri is the land that God set aside for the building of the New Jerusalem.
5) In the New Jerusalem, you will not remember those things that grieve you, but you have repented of.
6) God will leave you if you reject the true gospel, but if you repent, God will gather you back.
7) In the New Jerusalem, our children will be taught about the lord.
8) In the New Jerusalem, terror will have no effect.
9) God created the "waster" (Satan), for the purpose of destroying those who reject the covenant made with the House of Israel.
10) We need to diligently search the word of God to understand those things which we are called to do.
11) God is unchangeable, but man is changeable, therefore we must seek the truth found in the gospel.
12) Revelations are those things revealed to your mind about things that are in the past or things to come.

3rd Nephi 9:106


3rd Nephi 10:1-27


Reference to Romans
is actually
Hebrews 8:12


 

Sunday, July 15th, 2012 – No Sermon Service (Two adult classes held)

 

“The Many Pieces Of The Gospel” – July 8th, 2012 (28:23)- Elder Ron Perkins
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) The gospel was brought to man to bring forth the requirements of man to return to our Father's presence.
2) The Holy Spirit was given to man to guide us to the truth found in the gospel.
3) Man's natural tendency is to think of God as a source to receive blessings they want.
4) Man has a choice to participate in the gospel or to follow the ways of the world.
5) Man often chooses to go to church as a function to increase his social status, never studying to see if the message brought was based in the true gospel.
6) By choosing to not study the gospel, man disregards the opportunity for discerning the truth through the influence of the Holy Spirit.
7) The gospel must be studied as a whole, not basing your understand on just a few scriptures.
8) The natural man is an enemy of God, who will only receive his rewards while on earth, not in heaven.
9) Often, man is willing ignorant due to their own laziness.
10) Jesus Christ came to earth, giving us the choice to follow the gospel.

Joshua 24:15


Acts 2:38


2nd Corinthians 11:3-15

 

“To Follow The Gospel Requires Your Commitment” – July 1st, 2012 (33:31)- Elder Bill McQuinn
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) We have the promise that no matter what we go through, the Holy Spirit will be with us.
2) We have the responsibility to follow the guidance given to us by the Holy Spirit.
3) Man continuously tries to change the gospel to make it require less of man, but anything taken away from or added to the gospel is not of God.
4) Following the gospel is a full time process, requiring your commitment.
5) Those that are lukewarm in the gospel are an offense to God, unstable in all things.
6) We must nourish our spirit on a regular basis through study and worship.
7) As the world shifts to looser morals, we must continue to stand on the truth.
8) We must make a stand for the gospel or we will be caught up in the ways of the world.
9) As the world becomes a tougher place to live, we must seek first to build the kingdom of God.
10) God has a reward for those who diligently seek Him.
11) Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

Hebrews 1:1


Hebrews 2:1


Hebrews 11:1,6


 


 

“Is Christianity A Free Pass To Misbehave” – July 1st, 2012 (33:54)- Elder Ron Perkins
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) Do you desire that God look upon you to see how you are following His commandments?
2) Many people are moving toward having no standards, where anything goes. Some are using religion to absolve them from any actions they take.
3) There are many strange beliefs that people hold on to that have no basis in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
4) We are privileged to be a part of the restoration of the gospel brought for this nation (United States).
5) God's promise to The House of Israel is why this country has been set aside.
6) Some people want to condemn those who bring the true gospel. This opposition has always been present throughout history.
7) The gospel of Jesus Christ can divide church, family & friends.
8) When you possess the true gospel, you have a responsibility to share that gospel, even if those who you share with are offended.
9) Man made doctrine is not of God. You must judge what you hear against the gospel of Jesus Christ.
10) To allow the gospel of Jesus Christ to be changed by man makes a mockery of the sacrifices Jesus and his followers have made.
11) No one knows when their soul will be required of them and you will stand before God and have to make an accounting for what you knew.
12) God gave us our free agency, but we must choose to serve God.

Luke 1:3-4


Moroni 1:4


Deuteronomy 7:6-9


 


  

June 2012

“A Change We Can Believe In” – June 24th, 2012 (28:26)- Elder Clay Barber 
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) The sharing of the gospel is the greatest cause on earth.
2) Throughout the gospel, Jesus never refers to man needing to change, but rather we always need to live our lives according to the commandments of God. Jesus didn't say we had to change, but rather gave us our choice, with promises for those who choose to follow the gospel.
3) Jesus came to earth to give man hope of returning to the right hand of God.
4) The natural man fights the process of changing into the type of person God wants us to be.
5) Our hope comes from our faith in God for our resurrection and our return to a perfect existence.
6) To receive our reward of salvation, we have to live our lives by faith in the message of the gospel.
7) The wrath of God will be revealed to those who remain in unrighteousness, even after the commandments of God are manifest unto them.
8) Those who falsely proclaim the gospel and claim to be wise are actually fools, with their foolish hearts darkened.
9) When man changes the glory of God into glorifying the corruptible man, he moves away from God, worshiping man instead of God.
10) Jesus didn't proclaim that we need to change, but gave us the standard that we can choose to live up to.
11) We have the choice to improve our lives, remain where we are at or even lower the standards of our lives.

Malachi 3:6


Philippians 3:21


1st Corinthians 15:51-52


2nd Corinthian's 3:18


Romans 1:15-25

 

“Prophecy and Revelation: The Mind and Will of God” – June 17th, 2012 (28:54)- Elder Ron Perkins 
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) The gift of revelation allows us to find out the plan God has for mankind.
2) The Bible is the best source for finding the revelations of God.
3) Prophecy is given to us to foretell what the future holds for man.
4) Man today has moved away from God, to the point where there are celebrations and parades for those things that are directly in conflict and a disgrace to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
5) We can only influence those who are seeking the truth of the gospel. Those who act against the gospel are already lost.
6) Those who believe and trust in the word of God will receive God's blessings.
7) We must study to show ourselves approved and to be able to discern the truth about those things we encounter in our daily lives.
8) As we look at the prophecies in the scriptures, we have the choice to either accept or reject those prophecies.
9) When we accept a prophecy as the word of God, we are then required to act upon the knowledge we have gained from that prophecy.
10) Man has often lowered his standards for personal or financial gain.
11) If we use our liberty to follow God's ways, we have the right to go to God and ask for knowledge to understand more of the scriptures and to receive God's blessings.

Galatians 5:13


1st Corinthians 8:9

 

“Living In The Gospel Is Our Best Defense” – June 10th, 2012 (06:38)- Elder Clay Barber
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) There is more required of us than just being baptized.
2) We must serve Jesus Christ throughout our lives.
3) Our lives should be lived as a witness for the gospel, even when we are not at church.
4) We need to actively honor our commitment through baptism by doing those things that remind us of this commitment, such as study and worshiping at church.
5) We need to be aware that if we don't live in the gospel, our natural man can easily come out, moving away from God.

Malachi 6:1-9

 

“God Looks Upon Our Daily Conduct” – June 10th, 2012 (22:17)- Elder Ron Perkins 
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) We need to be a people preparing for the return of Jesus Christ.
2) We need to be wary of those who proclaim that they are a watchman, but do not teach the truth.
3) When we do all we can and fall short, we have the right to go to God in prayer and receive His blessings.
4) No preacher can save your soul, you must take action as there is much required.
5) The prayers of a righteous man availeth much.
6) We must put the gospel first in our lives and lead our lives as a witness for the gospel.
7) Anyone who tries to enter into the kingdom of God by some other means than following the gospel is a thief and a robber, and they shall ot enter therein.

Isaiah 26:2


Isaiah 24:5


Isaiah 56:1-12


Matthew 15:23


Epphesians 2:12


Matthew 21:1-56


James 5:16


James 1:8

 

“Don’t Take The Gospel For Granted” – June 8th, 2012 (32:07)- Elder Clay Barber
     2012 Summer Fellowship Camp Sermon 5 

  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) It is important to let the Holy Spirit influence a church service and not just participate in a routine ritual.
2) We can't take for granted those things that we already know and accept within the gospel.
3) We have to nourish the gospel within us and prune those things outside the gospel from our lives.
4) Those who reject the gospel may hear about the gospel, but they will not understand because the Holy Spirit will not be in them.
5) A message brought forth by man, which is not consistent with the gospel message that Jesus Christ brought, must be rejected.
6) Jesus taught in parables so the mysteries of the kingdom of God would only be understood by those who believe in God and have the Holy Spirit within them.
7) Esaias, who is referred to in Matthew, is also known as Isaiah.
8) Waxed gross refers to thicken or make like a callous.
9) Many prophets and decipiles have desired to be present when the restored gospel was brought forth. Today, we have the restored gospel available to us, if we choose to participate.

1st John 3:19


Matthew 13:8-16


 

June 7th, 2012 (2012 Summer Fellowship Camp Sermon 4 was not recorded)

 

“To Surrender Your Life To God” – June 6th, 2012 (32:43)- Elder Bill McQuinn
     2012 Summer Fellowship Camp Sermon 3 

  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) If we love God, we have no choice but to follow His commandments.
2) When we offer ourselves in service to God, we can be assured that God will guide us.
3) No matter where we are we can be an influence on those around us.
4) The "Basic Principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ" include: Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Laying on of Hands, Resurrection of the Dead and Eternal Life.
5) Those who mislead with false doctrine are thieves and robbers.
6) The road to salvation is narrow and few be that find it.
7) You must feed your spirit just as you have to feed your body.
8) To surrender your life to God requires you to make a choice to follow the good shepherd.

 

“Minimum Performance Standard” – June 5th, 2012 (24:31) – Elder Clay Barber
     2012 Summer Fellowship Camp Sermon 2

  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) What is a "Minimum Performance Standard"?
2) A double standard exists when we judge according to a standard which we do not follow.
3) "Thou shalt love God with all your heart, soul and mind" is the greatest commandment given to man in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
4) "Thous shalt love thy neighbor like thyself" is the second greatest commandment given to man in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
5) These two commandments given to us from the gospel of Jesus Christ are in addition to the 10 commandments given to man by God.
6) God wants us to live by the same standard with no divisions among us.

 

“The Righteous Judgement Of God” – June 4th, 2012 (29:34) – Elder Bill McQuinn 
     2012 Summer Fellowship Camp Sermon 1

  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) The righteous judgement of God
2) A standard will be followed when we stand before the judgement bar.
3) The Holy Spirit is give to us to help us rightly divide the truth.
4) We must study the standard, which is the scriptures, in order to learn what standards God expects of us.
5) When we judge others by a standard, we are then judged by the same standard.
6) People have a tendency to try and get by with less than the standard requires.
7) Are we ready if the return of Jesus comes today.
8) Through our willingness to obey God's commandments, all things are possible.

 

May 2012

“God’s Grace Is Sufficient Only When We Serve God” – May 27th, 2012 (30.48)- Elder Ron Perkins
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) Man's natural inclination is to do the least amount necessary to achieve something.
2) Achieving the best God has to offer requires more than the least we can do.
3) Proclaiming that Jesus is our savior requires more than just acknowledging God and Jesus exist.
4) To love God & Jesus means that you follow God's commandments.
5) Man's tendency is to judge his success by his accomplishments on earth, but our real worth is based on how well we follow the commandments of God.
6) God made a covenant to a special people, The House of Israel.
7) This covenant requires that we repent of our sins, be baptized and live within the gospel of Jesus Christ.
8) Satan can have a profound effect on our lives if we don't study the scriptures in order to discern the truth.
9) In following the commandments of God, we open the door to receive the blessings of God. These blessings can take many forms.
10) Let no man deceive you, because you are in charge of your own salvation.
11) After doing all you can do, then is God's grace sufficient.

Deuteronomy 7:6


Acts 2:37-39


2nd Corinthians 12:1-10

 

“Free Yourself From The Bonds Of This World” – May 20th, 2012 (26:29)- Elder Bill McQuinn
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) God puts you in a place or situation to carry out a work, not just be a spectator.
2) When we make the choice to serve the Lord, we free ourselves of the bonds that the world has on man.
3) There are people you may encounter everyday that will deceive you and tell you the road to salvation is wide.
4) Jesus is the only name where by we can obtain salvation.
5) Study of the scriptures will give you the knowledge to set you free from the bonds of man.
6) To love God means you follow His commandments.

Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-15


Job 1:6-7

 

“What Do You Want?” – May 13th, 2012 (17:18)- Elder Ron Perkins 
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) The leadership of our nation is guiding us toward a path that will fulfill prophecy found in the scriptures.
2) We need to study the scriptures and ask God to reveal the truth found in the scriptures.
3) God can heal us of the diseases that plague man, if we we would only choose to follow God.
4) Satan is actively working to have us participate in those things outside of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
5) There is a proper way to follow God, which has been established within the gospel of Jesus Christ.
6) Man's tendency is to want to change the gospel to fit into the way man wants to believe, but the true gospel of Jesus Christ can't be changed.
7) Man's desire for money and power often leads man outside the gospel of Jesus Christ.
8) Jesus loves man so much that he was willing to lay down his life for man.
9) To love God means to follow His commandments, not just proclaim your love with your mouth.

Reference to Romans Chapter 10 is actually: Hebrews 10:31

 

“Are You Prepared To Be A Witness”- May 6th, 2012 (35:36)- Elder Ron Perkins
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) Man's tendency is to put God into a mold that fits what man want to believe, but God is unchangeable.
2) It doesn't take material things of the world to find joy in the service of God.
3) While God has a plan for our salvation, Satan also has a plan for our destruction.
4) We must recognize Satan's opposition in all things and follow God.
5) God's grace for our salvation is only given after we do all we can do to follow God's commandments.
6) Man's tendency is to do whatever he wants because he fails to recognize the truth found in the scriptures.
7) Man doesn't like adhering to the commandments of God when that requires a change in his life.
8) We must stand up for the gospel and be a faithful witness.
9) To be a faithful and effective witness, you need to prepare by studying the gospel and worshiping in a church environment.

2 Timothy 4:3


Ephesians 2:12


Matthew 6:38

 

“The New Covenant with The House Of Israel”- May 6th, 2012 (18:43)- Elder Clay Barber 
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) The Law of Moses was ended with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the cross.
2) Partaking of the sacrament is in remembrance of the new testament as we are to observe and do the things that Jesus Christ said and did.
3) The book of Hebrews is quoting from a prophecy that Jeremiah had made.
4) If we do not keep our covenant under the new testament, God will not continue with us in that covenant.
5) Claiming you are a Christian, without making changes in your life to adhere to the covenant, is a claim made in vain.
6) Participating in actions adhering to the Law of Moses is disregarding the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us and disregarding the new covenant God has made with His people, The House of Israel.

Matthew 26:22-25


Hebrews 8:6-11

 

April  2012

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 – No Sermon Service (Two adult classes held)

 

“God Fills The Void Of Our Weakness”- April 22nd, 2012 (24:42)- Elder Bill McQuinn 
  

Focus PointsScriptural References
1) The natural man often mocks the words of those who bring the truth of the gospel.
2) Fools mock, but in the end, they will mourn.
3) We must understand that we all have weaknesses and need God's guidance in our lives.
4) God's grace is sufficient for the meek, those who humble themselves before God.
5) When we place our trust in the things of the world, we can be assured (due to prophecy), that our trust will be broken.
6) Where our heart is, our efforts will be.
7) We must make sure that our efforts are not in vain.
8) We (the people of the House of Israel) are a people who has been set apart to be a guiding light for others to find the true gospel.
9) The path to salvation is narrow, Few there be that find it.
10) We must bear fruit that is true to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
11) God gives us a pattern in all things so that we can avoid being deceived.
12) God can overcome our weakness when we fill the void of weakness with His spirit.

Ether 5:26-28, 38


Matthew 7:22-25