Antioch Christian Church

13088 E. Dix-Texico Rd. Texico,IL 62889 (618)266-7356

December 16, 2012

What does the world have to offer?  Take a look and you will see some of the  terrible things  the world gives.  In John 14 we can see what Jesus says he can offer.....

John 14:25-27

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Jesus gives something the world is looking for....true peace. 


 

April 15, 2012

God is good, keep his character high with your life.  He came to earth and died for you!

Mark 15:33-41

New International Version (NIV)

The Death of Jesus
33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[a]

35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”

36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.

37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.

38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died,[b] he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”


September 11, 2011

Is there peace in the world...sadly no.  Many have tried to create peace through treatys, agreements, a hand shake.  Our Savior came to bring us peace.  Man cannot provide the peace that only our Lord can give. 

John 14:25-27

New International Version (NIV)

   25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Seek the peace that only Jesus can give!


May 22, 2011

Moses needed to have some training.  God sent him to "Wilderness School".

Exodus 2:15-25 

 15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. 16 Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.

 18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, “Why have you returned so early today?”

 19 They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.”

 20 “And where is he?” Reuel asked his daughters. “Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.”

 21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. 22 Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom,[a] saying, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”

 23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.

Sometimes the best training we can have is when we are in the "wilderness"  Listen to God, and grow from those wilderness moments.


January 9, 2011

Psalm 85:6 
6 Will you not revive us again,
   that your people may rejoice in you?

Are you a hot coal, or a smoldering ember?  As God's people, we need to be on fire!.  Revival is experienced when God is in focus in our lives.  Pray for a revival!


August 8, 2010

Guest speaker:  David Mullinax.

Smart is believing in half of what you hear.   Brilliant is knowing which half to believe.

John 3:12-16 

12I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?   13No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.  14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,   15that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

 16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Believe!  Believe in Jesus Christ our Lord!!  What a brilliant idea!!


May 16, 2010

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 

Love
 1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.

 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 8Love never fails.

Matthew 16:24-26 

 24Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25For whoever wants to save his life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

 

Love each other as Jesus loves us!


April 18, 2010

Morning message by Dave Mullinax.

Sometimes we are afraid, or unsure what we can do.  We have blinders on, preventing us from seeing the help around us.  Be brave, take off the blinders.  You'll be amazed what you may see, and what you can do!


April 11, 2010

 

Jesus showed us how to be courteous and kind, giving us an example of what love is all about.

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 

 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

 

Some people are bucket fillers...some are bucket "spillers".


March 21, 2010

The greatest stroke of the pen about love is found in:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 

 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

We live in a world where people often scratch their way to the top, not caring for others.  People often do not know what love is all about.


February 28, 2010

Preach the good news of Jesus!

Acts 8:26-40

Philip and the Ethiopian

 26Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." 27So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a]eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. 29The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."

 30Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.

 31"How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

 32The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture:
   "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
      and as a lamb before the shearer is silent,
      so he did not open his mouth.
 33In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
      Who can speak of his descendants?
      For his life was taken from the earth."[b]

 34The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?" 35Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

 36As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?"[c] 38And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.


February 21, 2010

All will have struggles, both the just and unjust; saved and unsaved.  The difference is Jesus.  He can comfort, guide and give!

Romans 10:1-4 

 1Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.

2For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.

3Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.

4Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.


February 14, 2010

One question we should ask in life, how have we loved others?  Love is always the right thing to do.  Loving God is a choice, he does not force us to love Him, we get to love Him!!

Luke 10:25-37 

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

 25On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

 26"What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"

 27He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'[a]; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'[b]"

 28"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."

 29But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

 30In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. 35The next day he took out two silver coins[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'

 36"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"

 37The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him."
      Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."


February 7, 2010

We do things, then decide if it was the right thing to do.  God knows what is right, even before he does it!

Romans 11:33-36 

 33Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[a] knowledge of God!
      How unsearchable his judgments,
      and his paths beyond tracing out!
 34"Who has known the mind of the Lord?
      Or who has been his counselor?"[b]
 35"Who has ever given to God,
      that God should repay him?"[c]
 36For from him and through him and to him are all things.
      To him be the glory forever! Amen.

 

January 31, 2010

Jesus is coming again!  Be ready!

Titus 2

What Must Be Taught to Various Groups
 1You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. 2Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

 3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

 6Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

 9Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, 10and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.

 11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

 15These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

January 18, 2010

Matthew 16:24-28 (New International Version)

 24Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. 28I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

Jesus is coming again, we must be prepared.  His decision on the day of judgement will be based on with or without Jesus, not who is "good" or "bad".  We need to accept him!

November 29, 2009

David goes to God and does not ask for a thing....

Psalm 103

Of David.
 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul;
       all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

 2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,
       and forget not all his benefits-

 3 who forgives all your sins
       and heals all your diseases,

 4 who redeems your life from the pit
       and crowns you with love and compassion,

 5 who satisfies your desires with good things
       so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

 6 The LORD works righteousness
       and justice for all the oppressed.

 7 He made known his ways to Moses,
       his deeds to the people of Israel:

 8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
       slow to anger, abounding in love.

 9 He will not always accuse,
       nor will he harbor his anger forever;

 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
       or repay us according to our iniquities.

 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
       so great is his love for those who fear him;

 12 as far as the east is from the west,
       so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

 13 As a father has compassion on his children,
       so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

 14 for he knows how we are formed,
       he remembers that we are dust.

 15 As for man, his days are like grass,
       he flourishes like a flower of the field;

 16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
       and its place remembers it no more.

 17 But from everlasting to everlasting
       the LORD's love is with those who fear him,
       and his righteousness with their children's children-

 18 with those who keep his covenant
       and remember to obey his precepts.

 19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven,
       and his kingdom rules over all.

 20 Praise the LORD, you his angels,
       you mighty ones who do his bidding,
       who obey his word.

 21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,
       you his servants who do his will.

 22 Praise the LORD, all his works
       everywhere in his dominion.
       Praise the LORD, O my soul.

November 22, 2009

Morning message by David Mullinax

Hebrews 9:27-30 

27Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

There are 2 dates with destiny that we all will face: The day we die and the day we face God and his judgement.   All of us are sinners and all will be in God's courtroom. 

    •   We need to be honest with ourselves.
    •   We need to be forgiven by the blood of Jesus.

Revelation 20:15 

 15If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

November 15, 2009

 The world is not obligated to hear our message.  They will tune it out, and walk away.  Christians, however, are obligated to present it to the world. 

Hebrews 10:19-25: 

19Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

We must stay faithful through our strength as a family.  We must have fellowship:  Share, Care, Bear.

Psalm 133

A song of ascents. Of David.

 1 How good and pleasant it is
       when brothers live together in unity!

 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
       running down on the beard,
       running down on Aaron's beard,
       down upon the collar of his robes.

 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
       were falling on Mount Zion.
       For there the LORD bestows his blessing,
       even life forevermore.

November 1, 2009

Matthew 11:1-19.  

Jesus teaches about the kingdom, and eases John's doubts.  If you sometimes doubt if you are saved, or Gods work in your life, look in scripture for the evidence of all that God has done.  When in doubt, don't turn away from Christ, turn to him!