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The Church – The Value of Faithfulness is Priceless | Sunday | September 17, 2023 | Pastor Larry Luffman
Sep 17 2023
The Church – The Value of Faithfulness is Priceless | Sunday | September 17, 2023 | Pastor Larry Luffman
Here are a few key points from the sermon:Faithful people can be trusted by God and others. They have proven character and do what they say they will do.Faithful people place the cause of Christ above their own self-interests. They keep the big picture in mind rather than getting caught up in their own agenda.Faithful people are willing to do even basic, menial tasks in service to others and to further God's work. They have a servant's heart.Faithful people are not consumed only with their own problems but are concerned about how their actions affect others.Faithful people do whatever it takes to fulfill their responsibilities and get the job done, even at personal risk or sacrifice.Jesus Christ is the ultimate example of faithfulness - He gave His very life to accomplish God's plan of salvation.God honors and preserves the faithful, as seen in the life of Epaphroditus who was raised up from illness after his faithful service.The sermon emphasizes that faithfulness is one of the most important virtues we can cultivate as followers of Christ. It brings value and validity to everything else we do in serving God and others. The Church – The Value of Faithfulness is PricelessPhilippians 2:19-30 The Church – The Value of Faithfulness is Priceless| Sunday | September 17, 2023 | Pastor Larry Luffman Freedom MinistriesLearn more about Pastor Larry here.Support the Podcast If you like the show, please rate and review it on iTunes or wherever you subscribe, and tell a friend or family member about the show.Contact Pastor Larry here
United You Stand or Divided You Fall | Sunday | September 10, 2023 | Pastor Larry Luffman
Sep 14 2023
United You Stand or Divided You Fall | Sunday | September 10, 2023 | Pastor Larry Luffman
Philippians 2:1-3, If there is any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any compassion and mercy, 2 then fulfill my joy and be like-minded, having the same love, being in unity with one mind. 3 Let nothing be done out of strife or conceit, but in humility let each esteem the other better than himself.Unity in the church is vital. Disunity and division destroy churches from within. Even a few contentious people can fracture a congregation.There are two keys to maintaining unity and avoiding division in the church:Never forget the blessings all believers share in Christ - the encouragement, love, fellowship, compassion, and mercy we have all received from God. Since God has shown such grace to us, we must extend that same grace to others.Maintain an attitude of humility, esteeming others above yourself. Pride and self-importance fracture relationships. Recognizing our own sinfulness promotes humility and compassion for others.Humble people who remember God's mercy are willing to forgive and show grace to others. This fosters unity.Staying united as a church enables us to stand firm and accomplish God's work. But division causes the church to crumble and fall. Unity comes down to how we treat one another.Freedom MinistriesLearn more about Pastor Larry here.Support the Podcast If you like the show, please rate and review it on iTunes or wherever you subscribe, and tell a friend or family member about the show.Contact Pastor Larry here
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Tuesday, 9-5-23 | Getting the Most Out of Life - Episode 2
Sep 5 2023
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Tuesday, 9-5-23 | Getting the Most Out of Life - Episode 2
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Tuesday, 9-5-23 | Getting the Most Out of Life - Part 2 | Episode 2 on www.podcastwithpastorlarry.com Proverbs 4 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+4&version=MEV We need to seek the right things.Proverbs 4:4-5, Get wisdom! Get understanding!    Do not forget it, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;    love her, and she will keep you. Jesus is our starting place then from there we can gain so much truth and hope for our lives. We need to choose the right thing.Proverbs 4:10-19 We all have choices to make.Matthew 7:14 because small is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Proverbs 4:11, I have taught you in the way of wisdom;    I have led you in right (upright, straight forward) paths.  Proverbs 4:12, When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,    and when you run, you will not stumble. We take the freedom to make choices and can stretch that to our own demise. Our life is complicated. God helps us. Psalm 119:105, Your word is a lamp to my feet    and a light to my path. God does protect us. Look to Him for true protection. Proverbs 6:23, For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light;    and reproofs of instruction are the way of life, 2 Corinthians 5:7, For we walk by faith, not by sight. We grow by the Word of God. https://www.facebook.com/FreedomInVirginia/videos/82075354Freedom MinistriesLearn more about Pastor Larry here.Support the Podcast If you like the show, please rate and review it on iTunes or wherever you subscribe, and tell a friend or family member about the show.Contact Pastor Larry here
The Church Striving Together for the Faith of the Gospel | Sunday | September 3, 2023 | Pastor Larry Luffman
Sep 5 2023
The Church Striving Together for the Faith of the Gospel | Sunday | September 3, 2023 | Pastor Larry Luffman
The Church Striving Together for the Faith of the Gospel • Pastor Larry LuffmanDifferent Year/Same God • September 3, 2023 • www.freedombaptistchurch.com • www.facebook.com/FreedomInViriginia • Freedom Ministries • 790 Irisburg Rd., Axton, VA 24054 • Lead Pastor, Larry Luffman1Live your life in a way that is consistent with the gospel. Your actions should match your beliefs. Be people of integrity, not hypocrisy. When unbelievers see Christ followers living in contradiction to the gospel, it turns them away from the faith.2Serve together as a team. God has made believers one with each other. Strive to maintain unity amidst diversity. Don't allow bitterness, gossip, pride or jealousy to divide you. Keep the main goal in focus - spreading the gospel.3Demonstrate relentless courage in the face of opposition and adversity. Don't be afraid of those who oppose the gospel. View suffering for Christ as a privilege. Take heart knowing you are not alone - others are facing similar battles. Resolve not to quit but to keep fighting the good fight of faith.The church's mission is to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ. This requires unity, consistency between beliefs and actions, courage and determination. As we strive together despite opposition, Christ is glorified and His kingdom expands.Philippians 1:27-30Freedom MinistriesLearn more about Pastor Larry here.Support the Podcast If you like the show, please rate and review it on iTunes or wherever you subscribe, and tell a friend or family member about the show.Contact Pastor Larry here
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Thursday, 8-31-23 | Getting the Most Out of Life - Episode 1
Aug 31 2023
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Thursday, 8-31-23 | Getting the Most Out of Life - Episode 1
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Thursday, 8-31-23 | Getting the Most Out of Life - Part 1 | Episode 1 on www.podcastwithpastorlarry.com Proverbs 4https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+4&version=MEV https://www.facebook.com/FreedomInVirginia/videos/1432526850874166 Proverbs 4:4, He also taught me and said to me,    “Let your heart retain my words;    keep my commandments, and live. Jesus is the one who gives life. John 10:10, The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. It is good to seek the Word of God. Proverbs 4:4 It is so helpful to communicate with God through prayer.  Psalm 1:1-3, Blessed is the man    who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,nor stands in the path of sinners,    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,    and in His law he meditates day and night.3 He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,    that brings forth its fruit in its season;its leaf will not wither,    and whatever he does will prosper. Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is principal; therefore get wisdom.    And with all your getting, get understanding. Hebrews says that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.    Freedom MinistriesLearn more about Pastor Larry here.Support the Podcast If you like the show, please rate and review it on iTunes or wherever you subscribe, and tell a friend or family member about the show.Contact Pastor Larry here
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Thursday, 8-22-23 | Strength for the Journey in Life - Episode 2
Aug 22 2023
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Thursday, 8-22-23 | Strength for the Journey in Life - Episode 2
Lunch with Pastor Larry | Tuesday, 8-22-23 | Strength for the Journey in Life - Part 2 | Episode 2 on www.podcastwithpastorlarry.com https://www.facebook.com/FreedomInVirginia/videos/1248240499213596  There are principles in God’s Word that:Guide us (Proverbs 4:5-6, Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget it, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; love her, and she will keep you. Proverbs 4:7, Wisdom is principal; therefore get wisdom. And with all your getting, get understanding. Wisdom is the captain. It’s the most important quality in life. Proverbs 8:11, for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. Matthew 16:26, For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? How do you come to have peace in your life? It is by receiving wisdom through God’s Word. Proverbs 4:10-19, Hear, my son, and receive my sayings,    and the years of your life will be many.11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom;    I have led you in right paths.12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,    and when you run, you will not stumble.13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let her go;    keep her, for she is your life.14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,    and do not go in the way of evil men.15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;    turn from it and pass on.16 For they do not sleep unless they have done mischief;    and their sleep is taken away unless they cause some to fall.17 For they eat the bread of wickedness    and drink the wine of violence.18 But the path of the just is as the shining light,    that shines more and more unto the perfect day.19 The way of the wicked is as darkness;    they do not know at what they stumble. As a motivation, Solomon tells his son about the path that is right before him. Pay attention to what is right in front of you. We can think, at times, we are on the right path, yet find ourselves stumbling along life. We may need to recalibrate our life and bring God and His Word closer to us and thirst for His wisdom and not those around us. God gives us guidance. The path of the wicked is controlled by the evil. Our lives must be controlled by the Word of God. Proverbs 4:18, But the path of the just is as the shining light,    that shines more and more unto the perfect day. Freedom MinistriesLearn more about Pastor Larry here.Support the Podcast If you like the show, please rate and review it on iTunes or wherever you subscribe, and tell a friend or family member about the show.Contact Pastor Larry here