Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Romans 8:14-27 "How Does the Spirit Prepare the Children of God for the Coming of Christ?"

In this message Mitch Axsom covers many areas concerning what the Spirit of God does for His children. Along with this he covers the various meanings of the groanings which appear in these verses.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/091227%20Romans%208-14-27%20How%20Does%20the%20Spirit%20Prepare%20the%20Children%20of%20God%20for%20the%20Coming%20of%20Christ.mp3

Isaiah 53:6 "All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray"

The picture in this verse is of foolish sheep who went their own way and rejected God. We have turned our backs on Him. We are cautioned in this message to be careful not to have a spirit of rebellion and not to make peace with sin. This prophecy said that there will be one who would die for our sins and Jesus' death fulfilled that prophecy.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/091220%20Isaiah-53-6%20All%20We%20Like%20Sheep%20Have%20Gone%20Astray.mp3

1 Kings 17 "Elijah Trusts and Waits Upon God"

As Elijah delivers a message from God to Ahab he learns to trust and wait upon God, and we learn as Pastor Fred Malone opens up this chapter.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/091220%201%20Kings%2017%20Elijah%20Trusts%20and%20Waits%20Upon%20God.mp3

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Romans 8:12-17 "Mortification of Sin Continued"

In this lesson we review four sermons given by Martin Lloyd Jones on verses 12-13. Also discussed are the following questions: who are the sons of God, what is characteristic of their lives, how does the spirit of God bear witness and what is it to suffer together with God?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/091220%20Romans%208-1-17%20Mortification%20of%20Sin%20Continued.mp3

1 Kings 16 The Quick Succession of Wicked Kings in Israel

In this chapter of Kings we see the quick succession of Kings in Israel and the stability of one king, Asa in Judah. We study the hand of God in all of this and the lessons that can be learned.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/091213%201%20Kings%2016%20The%20Quick%20Succession%20of%20Wicked%20Kings%20in%20Israel.mp3

1 Kings 15 "A Study of Abijam"

Pastor Fred Malone studies the character of Abijam, the faithfulness of God t keep his word even in the wickedness of Abijam and thirdly he discusses the hypocrisy of the religion of Abijam.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/091122%201%20Kings%2015%20A%20Study%20of%20Abijam.mp3

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Isaiah 53:2-4 "Jesus Christ: Despised and Rejected"

We are reminded of Jesus' humility in being born to lowly parents, of taking on the body of a comely man--oh how insignificant He seemed! We are reminded that He was rejected and despised and we are caused to think: do we see him thus?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/091129%20Isaiah%2053-2-4%20Jesus%20Christ-Despised%20and%20Rejected.mp3

Friday, December 11, 2009

Isaiah 53:1 "Who Has Believed?"

In this message three questions are tackled: What is the message spoken of in Isaiah 53:1, why didn't anyone believe the message, and what are the implications of this verse?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/091122%20Isaiah%2053-1%20Who%20Has%20Believed.mp3

Romans 8:5-17 "Sanctification, the Evidence of Justification"

In this message we are encouraged to put to death the deeds of the body and walk holy for the Lord Jesus. We are also warned not to deal with sin lightly, but to daily battle.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/091206%20Romans%208-1-17%20Sanctification,%20the%20Evidence%20of%20Justification.mp3

Romans 8:1-17 "There is no Condemnation"

In this message we gain a further understanding of the law and our sin. We study how we are free because we have been justified by Christ.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/091129%20Romans%208-1-17%20There%20is%20No%20Condemnation.mp3

Romans 7-8:1-9 "Walking Holy in Christ"

We are encouraged in this message to consider: battling sin, there is One who has covered all our sins, we are not condemned for our sins if we are in Christ, and through the help of the Spirit we can put "to death the deeds of the body."
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/091122%20Romans%208-1-9%20Walking%20Holy%20in%20Christ.mp3

1 Kings 14 "God's Warnings and King's Sins

In this message Pastor Fred Malone discusses the warnings of God to Jeroboam and his reactions to them, along with the reactions of Rehoboam to Jeroboam's wars against him.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/091115%201%20Kings%2014%20God's%20Warnings%20and%20%20King's%20Sins.mp3

Friday, November 20, 2009

Isaiah 52:13-15, 53 "An Introduction to the Prophecy of Christ"

In this series we begin to prepare our hearts to focus on Jesus Christ during this season where most of the world celebrates His coming. We begin with a prophecy concerning Christ and how God fulfilled this prophecy.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/091115%20Isaiah%2052-13-15,%2053%20An%20Introduction%20to%20the%20Prophecy%20of%20Christ.mp3

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hebrews 10:19-25 The Doctrine of Christian Assurance Part 7 The Full Assurance of Faith

These are Old Testament Scenes to teach New Testament truths: there are benefits, comforts and strengths in knowing you are right with God. True Happiness can be found in knowing that God is for us and not against us. Every Christian can enter into God's presence and stay there and live there.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/091108%20Hebrews%2010-19-25%20Doctrine%20of%20Christian%20Assurance%20Part%207%20The%20Full%20Assurance%20of%20Faith%20-The%20Priesthood%20of%20the%20Believer.mp3

1 Kings 13 "God Sends a Prophet

After reviewing the regulative principle explained in the last message, Fred Malone explains the words of God sent by a prophet for Jereboam.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/091025%201%20Kings%2013%20God%20Sends%20a%20Prophet.mp3

Saturday, October 31, 2009

1 Kings 12 "Lessons from Rehoboam and Jeroboam"

In this chapter we see the failure of Rehoboam as King: how he sought council from his own friends and forsook the council of his elders. We also see the rise of Jeroboam as the king of the ten tribes: how he created other ways of worship in fear of loosing the ten tribes.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/091011%201%20Kings%2012%20Lessons%20from%20Rehoboam%20and%20Jeroboam.mp3

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Romans 8:12-15 The Doctrine of Christian Assurance Part 4

In this particular message three things are discussed: What is the evidence of the Spirit and how can you tell if you have the witness, and then what is the benefits of the above.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/091011%20Romans%208-12-15%20The%20Doctrine%20of%20Assurance%20Part%204.mp3

Romans 6:1-15 "Sin no Longer Rules the Christian"

Christians are given encouragement as Mitch Axsom reminds us that we are no longer dominated or ruled by sin. We are also reminded that we now sit together with Christ in the heavenly places. We are alive to God! Though we still battle with sin, we can rejoice because we are free from the dominion of it.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/091011%20Romans%206-1-15%20Sin%20no%20Longer%20Rules%20the%20Christian.mp3

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

1 John 5:10-13 "The Doctrine of Assurance Part 3"

In this message, part 3 of a four part series, discusses our sanctification: one of the evidences of our assurance. Sanctification is defined and some confusing aspects about it are clarified.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/091004%201%20John%205-10-13%20Assurance%20Part%203.mp3

Romans 6:1-11 "May It Never Be"

After reviewing the message from last week, Mitch Axsom reminds us that we have a new life in Christ, we are united with Him in a unique way as Christians si that we are not longer slaves to sin. "Though sin may remain as an outlaw, though it may oppressas a tyrant, yet let it not reign as a king" ---Matthew Henry
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/091004%20Romans%206-1-11%20May%20It%20Never%20Be.mp3

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

John 5:10-13 "Assurance" Part 2

In this message Fred Malon discusses the three grounds of the assurance of salvation:
1) faith alone in Christ alone
2) the inward evidence of the graces of the Spirit
3) the testimony of the Holy Spirit with our spirit
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090927%20John%205-10-13%20Assurance%20Part%202.mp3

Romans 5:12-21 "One Man's Sin and One Man's Obedience"

In this message Mitch Axsom discusses the often controversial subject: "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090927%20Romans%205-12-21%20One%20Man's%20Sin-One%20Man's%20Obedience.mp3

Saturday, September 26, 2009

John 5:10-13 "Assurance Part 1"

Assurance is studied in this sermon in three areas: First, we must realize that there are false Christians in the world. People do not loos their salvation. Second, God does want us to have a full assurance of salvation. Third, we are ask to consider how we gain assurance.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090920%20John%205-10-13%20Assurance%20part%201.mp3

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Romans 5:6-11 "The Blessings From Christ's Death For Christians

We are reminded of three important blessings that Christians obtain from the death of their savior, Jesus Christ: Christ died for the sinners and the ungodly, we are saved from God's wrath by this death, and we are reconciled to God. In all these things we are able to rejoice in God.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090920%20Romans%205-6-11%20The%20Blessings%20From%20Christ's%20Death%20for%20Christians.mp3

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Gospel of John in Four Weeks "Jesus Christ: The Lamb of God"

This is the last message in a four part series which explores Jesus Christ as "The Life" using the Gospel of John. Mitch Axsom considers two questions when considering Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. First, "How do we see the Lamb of God in the Scriptures?" And Second, "What do we do with this information?"
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090830%20Gospel%20of%20John%20Jesus%20Christ-The%20Lamb%20of%20God.mp3

Romans 4:1-8 "It Was Credited to Him For Righteousness"

In this message Mitch Axsom tackles the often misunderstood relation between faith and justification, faith and righteousness, and faith and works.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090830%20Romans%204-1-8%20It%20Was%20Credited%20to%20Him%20For%20Righteousness.mp3

Sunday, August 23, 2009

John 11:1-40 "Jesus Christ: The Resurrection and the Life"

In this message Mitch Axsom shows the listener the glories of God as it relates to the resurrection of Lazarus. We look at the miracle, the joy of being in the kingdom of God and the life of prayer of Jesus Christ.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090823%20The%20Gospel%20of%20John--Jesus%20Christ-The%20Resurrection%20and%20the%20Life.mp3

Romans 3:25-31 "Righteousness, Faith and the Law"

A careful study of these passages of scripture will give a Christian the right understanding of the law of God and how it applies to his life today. This message covers many other topics as it relates to justification by faith and the roll of grace in our lives.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090823%20Romans%20Romans%203-25-31%20Righteousness,%20Faith,%20and%20the%20Law.mp3

Sunday, August 16, 2009

John 6:34-58 "Jesus Christ: The Life"

In the last message Mitch Axsom spoke of Jesus Christ as the Light. In this message, as he continues to encourage us to read through the entirety of John, Mitch Axsom speaks of Jesus Christ as the Life. While reading through John 6:34-58, Mitch asks us five questions: 1) What does this passage teach us about the Lord Jesus? 2) What does this passage teach us about the nature of Christians? 3) What does this passage promise to those who come to the Lord Jesus? 4) What does this passage teach us about our need of the Lord Jesus in coming to Him? 5) Are you partaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, today?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090817%20John%206-34-58%20Jesus%20Christ-The%20Life.mp3

Romans 3:21-26 "The Righteousness of God Revealed"

Using Robert Haldane's book: Exposition of Romans, Mitch Axsom explains the righteousness of God: what it is, and what it is not. In the closing minutes such difficult terms as justification, grace, redemption and propitiation are defined.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090816%20Romans%203-21-26%20The%20Righteousness%20of%20God%20Revealed.mp3

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Gospel of John--"Jesus Christ: The Light"

In this short four week series Mitch Axsom will explore Jesus Christ in four aspects: Jesus Christ as the light of the world, Jesus Christ as the bread of life, Jesus Christ as the Resurrection, and Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God.
In this first week we study how "the Light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it." What does this mean? What is darkness and why could not the darkness comprehend it?
Mitch Axsom also discusses how Christ is the light incarnate, how He is also the light who manifests and how men do not comprehend this light. He ends with several applications for the Christian and not Christian.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090809%20The%20Gospel%20of%20John%20in%20Four%20Weeks--Jesus%20Christ-The%20Light.mp3

Romans 3:9-20 "There is None Wo Does Good: We are all in Need of a Savior

In these verses of Romans, Paul reminds us that we are all guilty before God, we are all bound for eternal ruin. If given the choice we would continue along our chosen path, using both our mouths and our feet for this distruction. But through the death of Christ we have hope.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090809%20Romans%203-9-20%20There%20is%20None%20Who%20Does%20Good--We%20all%20are%20in%20Need%20of%20a%20Savior.mp3

Monday, August 3, 2009

1 Kings 8:12-61 "A Study of Solomon's Prayer to God"

This message is a study of Solomon's prayer to God made after the Temple was built. It focuses on the opening praises to God, Solomon's seven petitions and the blessing Solomon gave to Israel in the closing of the prayer.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/090726%201%20Kings%208-12-61%20A%20Study%20of%20Solomon's%20Prayer.mp3

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Romans 6:19 "Holy Living and Sanctification"

This message speaks of the need for holy living or sanctification in a Christian's life. Sanctification is described as having two parts. These parts are explained fully in this message.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090802%20Romans%206-19%20Holy%20Living%20and%20Sanctification.mp3

Romans 3:9-20 "There are None Righteous"

This is a continuing study of Romans and in this lesson we are reminded that no matter what good we may feel we do for others or what others do for us, none of these acts are good enough for salvation. None of our works have merit.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090802%20Romans%203-9-20%20There%20Are%20None%20Righteous.mp3

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Romans 6:12-23 "Who is Your Master?"

In this message Pastor Fred Malone discusses what the bible teaches about being born as a slave to sin and further on he answers the question, "Then how should we live as a Christian slave?"
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090726%20Romans%202-12-26%20Who%20is%20Your%20Master.mp3

Romans 6:1-14 "An Error Corrected"

In this message Pastor Fred Malone speaks of an error often held by people concerning justification. If corrected, this error will help a Christian live a better life for God, humbly serving Him.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090712%20Romans%206-1-14%20An%20Error%20Corrected.mp3

1 Kings 5-6

http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/090712%201%20Kings%205-6%20Spiritual%20Truths%20Found%20in%20the%20Building%20of%20Solomon's%20Temple.mp3

Romans 2:17-29 "The Hypocritical Jew"

In these passages we see that Paul is talking to the teaching Jew. These Jews trusted in their own righteousness instead of trusting in the righteousness of Christ. Paul is trying to tell these Jews that all men are sinners, all have broken the law of God, all need to have their heart circumcised, and all are need of repentance.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090712%20Romans%202-17-29%20The%20Hypocritical%20Jew.mp3

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Psalm 23:6 "God Pursues the Christian With Goodness and Mercy"

We are reminded in this sermon to make God our refuge, to remember His goodness and faithfulness, and to rely on His mercy. We are also reminded that our salvation can be assured when we read how David knew he would "dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090705%20Psalm%2023-6%20God%20Pursues%20the%20Christian%20with%20Goodness%20and%20Mercy.mp3

Romans 2:12-16 "The Law for the Jew and the Gentile"

These verses remind us that both Jew and Gentil have sinned against God and are under is condemnation. There is no respect of persons. Both the Gentile and the Jew will be judged under "The Law"--the Ten Commandments. In this message Fred A. Malone discusses what is meant by the law and how even the Gentile, who has a consience, will be held responsible.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090705%20Romans%202-12-16%20The%20Law%20for%20the%20Jew%20and%20Gentile.mp3

1 Kings 4 "Every Man Under His Vine and His Fig Tree"

"So Judah and Israel lived in safety, every man under his vine and his fig tree..." This is the theme in the Old Testament. This is the blessing God promised Abraham. In this message this verse is expounded and explained. In chapter four we get a glimpse of Israel worshipping not God but riches. Solomon has become a great king, but in his greatness he forgets God; in his prosperity there was something wrong.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/090628%201%20Kings%204%20Every%20Man%20Under%20His%20Vine%20and%20His%20Fig%20Tree.mp3

Monday, July 6, 2009

Romans 2:1-11 "All Men's Conscience and the Need for a Godly Life"

In this particular message Fred A. Malone concentrates on men's conscience. We are reminded that all men have a concsience and that through sin we have haredened and suppressed it. We are also reminded of the church's responsibility to awaken the concsience and to urge people to live a holy and changed life through the grace of God.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090628%20Romans%202-1-11%20Men's%20Conscience%20and%20the%20Need%20for%20a%20Godly%20Life.mp3

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Psalm 23:4 "The Valley of the Shadow of Death"

Fred Malone explores two questions in this sermon: first--What is the valley that the Christian walks through? second--What should be, in light of Psalm 23, our response to this valley?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090621%20Psalm%2023-4%20The%20Valley%20of%20the%20Shadow%20of%20Death.mp3

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

1 Kings 3:1-14 "A Warning from the Life of Solomon"

In these verses we see Solomon requesting wisdom from God and how this also compares with Solomon's sin by taking foriegn wives. We learn that Solomon did not love God's law and we will see the outcome of this in the coming chapters. This message is a warning to all who love wisdom and knowledge more than the words of God; who love the things of this world and how enticing this world can be.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/090614%201%20Kings%203-1-14%20A%20Warning%20From%20the%20Life%20of%20Solomon.mp3

Monday, June 22, 2009

Psalm 23:3 "God Guides us in the Paths of Righteousness"

This sermon is a reminder that everyday decisions for God need to start with walking in the path of righteousness. We need to seek God's will in our lives, but we need to begin with walking righteously before God. Two questions are addressed in this sermon: 1) What are those paths of righteousness? and 2) What is God's purpose for us?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090614%20Psalm%2023-3%20God%20Guides%20us%20in%20the%20Paths%20of%20Righteousness.mp3

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Romans 8:12-17 "A Passage of Exhortation: Our Obligation, Adoption, and Inheritance"--Mike McKelvey

In this particulare message Mike McKelvey encourages us to meditate upon our obligation to God for the salvation given to us through the death of His Son, to remember what we have received in adoption, and to rejoice in our inheritance. If we would fix our eyes upon these things we would realized we need nothing more.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090607%20Romans%208-12-17%20A%20Passoge%20of%20Exhortation-Our%20Obligation,%20Adoption,%20and%20Inheritance--Mike%20McKelvey.mp3

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Romans 1:18-20 "Man Without Excuse"

In these verses Mitch Axsom reminds us of the importance of the gospel; we can see enough of God in creation to be withoug excuse, but not enough to be saved; you need to hear the gospel. Truth may be out in the open, but we are also reminded that ungodly men will make sure it doesn't get out. May we be encouraged in this message to preach the gospel to all nations!
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090531%20Romans%201-18-20%20Man%20is%20Without%20Excuse.mp3

1 Kings 2:1-4 "David's Charge to Solomon: Love God and Keep His Commandments"

As David lay dying he charges Solomon: "Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man. Keep the charge of the Lord your God to walk in His ways..." In this particular message Fred Malone gives a simple charge to the congregation: to build our lives upon loving God and keeping His commandments; to lean upon God's words and truth. Like Solomon, we as a people will be directed in our paths if we are faithfully to this charge.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/090531%201%20Kings%202%20David's%20Charge%20to%20Solomon-Love%20God%20and%20Keep%20His%20Commandments.mp3

Thursday, June 4, 2009

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 "Love Never Fails"

As Mitch Axsom expounds on these verses he focuses on two questions: What is love and what is the success rate of love?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090524%201Corinthians%2013-1-8%20Love%20Never%20Fails.mp3

Romans 1:8-17 "The Power of the Gospel"

This particular lesson focuses on the verse: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090524%20Romans%201-8-17%20The%20Power%20of%20the%20Gospel.mp3

1 Kings 1 "Lessons From the Rebellion of Adonijah"

Adonijah decided to rise up and rebel against David. We learn the root of this rebellion in Adonijah was due to the poor fathering of David and as the chapter unfolds we learn that God protects David and Solomon. God's promises are kept to David in the working out of His providences, difficult as they may be.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/1%20Kings/1%20Kings%201.mp3

Monday, May 25, 2009

Romans 8-17 "Grand Issues of the Gospel"

In this message the first eight verses are reviewed and some issues of the gospel are brought forth.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090517%20Romans%201-8-27%20The%20Grand%20Issues%20of%20the%20Gospel.mp3

Romans 1:1-7 "Paul's Opening Address"

Mitch Axsom begins a study of Romans this week by working through verses 1-7. This is Paul's opening address to the Romans and in it he explains why he is qualified to write this epistle, why he is writing, and touches on the sum of the gospel. Included in the worksheets are a list of promises in the scriptures of the coming Messiah.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Romans%20Listen/090510%20Romans%201-1-7%20Pauls%20Opening%20Address.mp3

Psalm 23:1 The Lord My Shepherd--I Shall Not Want

Using the first verse in Psalm 23 Pastor Fred Malone explores two questions: What does it mean to have Jesus Christ as a Shepherd and what does the phrase: "I shall not want" mean?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090517%20Psalm%2023%20The%20Lord%20my%20Shepherd%20I%20Shall%20not%20Want.mp3

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Philippians 4:11 Aquiring Contentment

Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. In this message Fred Malone expounds on the above verse: How do we learn contentment? Are you at the place where it is Christ alone that brings you contentment. This is the goal.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090519%20Philippians%204-11%20Aquiring%20Contentment.mp3

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Philippians 4:8-9 "Get Control of Your Thinking"

Fred Malone continues his quick overview of Philippians by reviewing his past messages and continuing with the topic of right thinking. In message we learn the importance of right thinking, how to think rightly, and the promises associated with right thinking.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090426%20Philippians%204-8-9%20Getting%20Control%20of%20Your%20Thinking.mp3

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 "Love: the Greatest Gift"

In this message Mitch Axsom considers the following questions: How does love masquerade itself? What is love and what love is not. What does love do? What does love look like?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090419%201%20Corinthians%2013-1-8%20Love-the%20Greatest%20Gift.mp3

Friday, April 24, 2009

Philippians 4:1-7 "Gaining Harmony by Rejoicing and Praying"

In this sermon delivered by Dr. Fred Malone we learn of a dispute in the church at Philippi by two women. We are encouraged by Paul to bring an end to our problems with one another for God seeks harmony and unity for all believers. We are given an overview or cause of the problem and a simple solution is given for all believers when facing such issues between each other, whether it is be two Christians, or a husband and wife, or parent and children; we are all called to pray rightly with thanksgiving focusing our eyes upon Jesus Christ.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090419%20Philippians%204-1-7%20Gaining%20Harmony%20by%20Rejoicing%20and%20Praying.mp3

Spiritual Depression--A Twenty-One Chatper Review

This is the final message for this series of Martin Lloyd-Jones' book Spiritual Depression. Mitch Axsom quickly brings to mind the important lessons learned in each chapter. For a good printout of this review visit our websit at www.fbcclintonla.com. Look for the sermon tab to find our Spiritual Depression series.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Final%20Review.mp3

2 Samuel 22 "A Prayer of Thanksgiving to God"

In this chapter David wrote a song to God, a thanksgiving prayer for his deliverance from Saul. It is almost word for word Psalm 18. As Dr. Fred Malone reads through this chapter we learn the lessons David remembers in his earlier years after becoming king of Israel. We are called to remember what God has done for us.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-04-12%202%20Samuel%2022.mp3

Monday, April 13, 2009

Philippians 3:20-21 "A New Heaven, a New Earth and a New Resurrected Body"

In this particular message we are reminded of five things: we will all get a resurrected body, the world will be destroyed by fire and a new earth will be created, ALL things will be made new, there will be new types of relationships, and we are reminded to meditate on what God has saved us from.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090412%20Philippians%203-20-21%20A%20New%20Heaven,%20a%20New%20Earth,%20and%20a%20New%20Resurrected%20Body.mp3

Spiritual Depression Chapter 21 "The Final Cure"

This series ends with a reminder that if we do not "abide in the vine" we will be weak. We need Christ to strengthen us in our daily battles; without Him we will stay in our depression and sicken. At all cost we must maintain our communion with Christ with daily bible reading and prayer.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2021.mp3

Friday, April 10, 2009

Philippians 3 "Thinking Clearly About Life"

Paul is encouraging us to think rightly about life. Paul wanted nothing to intefere with knowing Christ. His one thought was to attain the resurrection of the dead. This is the foundation in which our thinking should rest in order to see clearly. We are encouraged to think of Christ: what He has done for us in the past and what He will do for you in the future. Our citizenship is in heaven! We eagerly wait for our Savior. This is our hope. We are called to remember that nothing we experience now will compare to the glory that awaits us in heaven. With all this in mind we are called to live a godly life.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090405%20Philipians%203%20Thinking%20Clearly%20About%20Life.mp3

Spiritual Depression Chapter 20 "Learning to be Content"

In this chapter Elder Mitch Axsom explores the connection between contentment and depression. We are called in Philippians 4:10-12 to be "content in all things and in all circumstances." We need to ask ourselves if we are content with Christ alone. If all is taken away would we still be content? In this message we are encouraged to look clearly at our lives and ask ourselves, "What are the ways we seek contentment outside of God?"
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2020.mp3

2 Samuel Chapter 21

The chronological history of David finished in chapter 20 of 2 Samuel and will pick up in 1 Kings. In this section of chapter 21 we find a flashback in David's kingship that was not mentioned previously in 1 or 2 Samuel. God sends a famine against Israel because of a sin committed by the previous king, Saul. The kingship of Israel is being corrected by God in order to protect it. Two questions are addressed by Dr. Fred Malone in this message: Is there a a connection between man's sin and God's afflictions and is there a connection between repentence for sins and God's answer to prayer?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-03-29%202%20Samuel%2021.mp3

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1 Philippians 2:12-14 "Living Faithfully as a Follower of Christ"

Often as Christians we want to live for Christ but it is so hard. Why is it so hard? How do we live faithfully as a follower of Christ? In this message Dr. Fred Malone discusses the two sides to Christian living: overcoming the sin that remains in us and working out our salvation with fear and trembling.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090329%20Philippians%202-12-114%20Living%20Faithfully%20as%20a%20Follower%20of%20Christ.mp3

Spiritual Depression Chapter 19 "The Peace of God"

This particular message can be summed up in one verse: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpassed all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2019%20The%20Peace%20of%20God.mp3

2 Samuel 20

This chapter is the beginning of a wrap up of 2 Samuel and a preparation for 1 Kings, where the history of David will pick up. David continues to struggle through great difficulties in the Kingdom of Israel; circumstances still seem to be chaotic for David and yet we see David relying on God's promises and faithfulness. God's purpose for Israel continue to be worked out.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-03-22%202%20Samuel%2022.mp3

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1 Philippians 2:1-16 "How Church Members Live in a World Full of Sin and Imperfectons"

This message is twofold: time is spent describing the problem--our spiritual warfare-- and two, how we as Christians can overcome our discontent, grumbling and complaining in our lives and particularly in the church.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090322%20Philippians%202-1-16%20How%20Church%20Members%20Live%20in%20a%20World%20Full%20of%20Sin%20and%20Imperfections.mp3

Spiritual Depression Chapter 18 "In God's Gymnasium"

This message is a continuation of sorts from last week's where the topic was Chastening. The text being focused on is this: "Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful, nevertheless, afterwards it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." So here we find that we are in training by God, that He brings us the exact chastening we need to prepare us for the heavenly kingdom; so we need to run the course set out for us with endurance considering Christ. In this message we see how we are exercised by chastening so that we will not grow weary and faint.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2018.mp3

2 Samuel 19

In this particular message we see the grief of David over his son, Absalom's, death. Through this grief we can learn many lessons and through the interactions of David and Joab we learn of the spiritual condition of David.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-03-15%202%20Samuel%2019-11-18.mp3

Monday, March 23, 2009

Philippians 1:21-30 "Joy in Suffering"

In this sermon by Dr. Fred Malone we focus on the words of Paul: "For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake." We do not have to be undone when sufferings come. According to Paul, and Jesus Christ we should expect them, so get ready. We are reminded in this sermon to face suffering with joy and with the knowledge that God's grace is sufficient to handle anything. May we be encouraged by being reminded by the promises found in the scriptures.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090315%20Philippians%201-21-30%20Joy%20in%20Suffering.mp3

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spiritual Depression Chapter 17 "Chastening"

In this lesson, Mitch Axsom discusses the reasons for the need of chastening for the Christians. Learning about the scriptural reasons for chastening gives the Christian hope and encouragement and fixes our eyes on Christ. Without this understanding of trials and chastening can bring on depression--so though it may seem that this topic can bring depression take the time to understand.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2017.mp3

Philippians 1:12-20 "Persevering in the Faith in any Circumstances"

This sermon, by Dr. Fred Malone, wraps up the first chapter of Philippians with three thoughts: Paul trusted in God's sovereignty, Paul learned to rejoice always and Paul exhorted the Christians to live the same way.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090308%20Philippians%201-12-20%20Persevering%20in%20the%20Faith%20in%20Any%20Circumstances.mp3

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spiritual Depression Chapter 16 "Trials"

We can get out of balance if we focus on our trials and not on Christ. We need to remember that God is faithful and will keep us. We are children of God who will suffer in this life but don't forget we are also heirs with Christ. This light affliction cannot compare to the glories that we will have in heaven. So in order to conquer depression we need to accept that there will be pain, trial, sorrows and sickness. Rest in knowing that God has a purpose for our trials--to make us more like Christ. Be encouraged. Trials are only for a season, we have a living hope, and God will be glorified, honored and praised through our trials.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2016.mp3

1 Philippians 1:9-11 "Growing in Personal Righteousness"

In this particular sermon Fred Malone gives 4 means that God has given Christians to pursue personal righteousness: the bible, prayer, the church and fellowship.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090301%20Philippians%201-9-11%20Growing%20in%20Personal%20Righteousness.mp3

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

2 Samuel 17

David's life continues be followed by the consequences of his sinful behavior, yet God preserved the throne of David. He kept His promise to David even though David was not faithful. David has now left Jerusalem with Absalom taking over the city as King. Fred Malone continues to look at the mini-portraits of the men surrounding Absalom and David. He looks at their characters. May we glean from these portraits lessons for our own lives.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-02-22%202%20Samuel%2017.mp3

Spiritual Depression Chapter 15 "Discipline"

Using 2 Peter 1..."for who lacks these things becomes: blind, short sighted, forgetting that you were purged from sins, forgetting you might stumble, you become useless and unfruitful." As Christians we have need to apply diligence and energy to gain virtue, knowledge, self control, perseverence, godliness, brotherly kindness and love.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2015.mp3

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1 Philippians 1:9-11 "Being Filled With the Fruit of Righteousness"

In this message Fred Malone considers two questions: What is the fruit of righteousness and How is it cultivated? Pursuing the fruit of righteousness (as best described in Galations 5) should be the great goal of our earthly life.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090222%20Philippians%201-9-11%20Being%20Filled%20with%20the%20Fruit%20of%20Righteousness.mp3

Spiritual Depression Chapter 14 "Weary in Well Doing"

Have you grown weary in well doing? Or may we word it like this: have you grown used to the Christian life and find it mundane? Was there a time in your Christian life that was more exciting than it is now? This is the topic of chapter 14. Martin Lloyd Jones decribes three conditions which may lead someone to become weary in well doing and he give us ways to overcome this weariness.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2014.mp3

2 Samuel 16

David leaves the city of Jerusalem with faithful followers believing if God wills he would return on day. David knew he deserved nothing from God, humbly trusting Him saying:"let Him do to me as seems good to Him." In chapter 16 are more portraits of people surrounging both David and Absalom. We learn many lessons from each of these men.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-02-15%202%20Samuel%2016.mp3

Monday, February 23, 2009

Philippians 1:9-11 "The Second Coming of Christ Part II"

In this second installment, Dr. Fred Malone further looks into the "last day." We are taught to consider: if we were to die where would we go? Heaven or Hell? What is happening to the souls who die before the last day? What are the Christians doing in heaven until that last day? What should Christians lives be like each day as we ponder these questions?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090215%20Philippians%201-9-15%20Christ's%20Second%20Coming%20Part%20II.mp3

Spiritual Depression Chapter 13 "False Teaching"

In this chapter Martin Lloyd Jones explores the connection between becoming involved with false teaching and a person's spiritual well being. We have to always be on our guard, for God says in Galatians 1:9: "...if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!" In this chapter we are given nine tests to discern whether a teaching we have heard is false, and we are encouraged to have our boast in Christ alone.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2013.mp3

2 Samuel 15

Absalom returns to David after a two year exile for killing his half brother. Absalom plans to overthrow David's throne. David begins to feel the consequences of his terrible sins. God begins to sift David and Absalom, and we are taught these many thousands of years hence, through God's testing of these two men's faith and providence.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-02-09%202%20Samuel%2015.mp3

Monday, February 16, 2009

Philippians 1:1-9 "The Second Coming of Christ Part I"

There are many references in the scriptures concerning the last day where we are encouraged to live a holy life and to please God; for one day we will stand before Him. Fred Malone concludes his study of Paul's prayer to the Philippians with two messages focusing on this last day of judgment and the role it plays in the Christians life.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090208%20Philippians%201-9-11%20Christ's%20Second%20Coming%20Part%20I.mp3

Spiritual Depression Chapter 12 "The Spirit of Bondage"

In this chapter we are reminded of the verses in Romans 8:15-17 where it says, "For ye have not recieved the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have recieved the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together." After viewing all the blessings in this verse we need to ask ourselves: what reason do we have to be depressed?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2012.mp3

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spiritual Depression 11 "Looking at the Waves"

In this lesson we learn more about how faith dispels the dark doubts of depression. We find ourselves studying another storm, but the differences in the two accounts allow us to glean, with Lloyd-Jones' aid, yet more principles on which our faith may gain strength.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2011.mp3

Philippians 1:9-11 "True Knowledge of God and Discernment"

In this message Pastor Fred Malone speaks of how love can abound through the true knowledge of God. This is beyond our head knowledge and is found in Jesus Christ. He goes on to speak of how a Christian will gain discernment and right judgment through this true knowledge. We are able to "approve things that are excellent."
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090201%20Philippians%201-9-11%20True%20Knowledge%20of%20God%20and%20Discernment.mp3

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Philippians 1:9-11 "Abounding in Love Yet More and More"

What is your greatest goal? What motivates you? If you had a chance to build a life just like you want it, what would it look like? Whatever your goal, whatever your motivator--these choices will govern you. A Christians goal should be to glorify God. Our great vision should be "to abound in love yet more and more." This message is a good reminder of the supreme price paid by Jesus Christ and of the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. We are bought with a price. May we learn to live like we believe this.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090125%20Philippians%201-9-11.mp3

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

2 Samuel 14-15:14

In this message Fred Malone reviews David's past sins and David's neglect of his children and how these affected David's later life. David reaped what he sewed. What can we learn from David's sinful nature and the consequences: in this case the betrayal of his son Absalom.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-01-18%202%20Samuel%2014-15.mp3

Spiritual Depression 10 "Where is Your Faith?"

This is a chapter which discusses the roll of faith in conquering our depression. We must have faith in our trials and difficulties even when we think that God is asleep. God permits and allows trials , sufferings and difficulties to enter into our lives. We must be prepared to have faith in these persecutions. So in this message Mitch Axsom explores some questions concerning faith: What is the nature of faith? Where is our faith? What are we going to do with our faith?
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%2010%20010.mp3

Philippians 1:1-8 "Living Joyfully in Christ"

"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." Does this bring you joy? This message causes us to think of the source of our joy: Jesus Christ--what He has done, what He is doing, and what He shall do. We are called to remember our salvation which is complete, and our sanctification which is gradual and growing. We are called to remember that we are not what we were but we are also not what we will be.
http://www.fbcclintonla.com/2009%20Sermons/090118%20Phillipians%201-1-8%20Living%20Joyfully%20in%20Christ%20Everyday.mp3

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

101 Ephesians 6:23-24 "Incorruptible Love"

This message is the last message for this series in Ephesians and so the closing words of Paul are the focus; particularly: "Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love." How do we love with a love incorruptible? How can we live like this?
http://fbcclintonla.com/Ephesians%20Listen/Ephesians101.mp3

Spiritual Depression 09 "Labourers in the Vineyard"

A short time is spent on reviewing the last lesson on feelings and some suggestions on how to manage them. The goal isn't feeling happy but to rejoice in the Lord. The focus then changes to those labourers who are saved in the "first hours" and the errors and struggles that might arise for these believers.
http://fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%209%20009.mp3

2 Samuel 13

Here in this chapter we see the sins of Amnon and his death due to the revenge of Absolom. We are reminded that the behaviors of the parent will affect their children's behaviors. We need to learn how parents need to instruct their children in God's word.
http://fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2009-01-11%202%20Samuel%2013.mp3

Thursday, January 8, 2009

100 Ephesians 6:19-20 "A Request for Prayer"

Paul explains that we are in a spiritual warfare as Christains. We will rest from this battle one day, but not yet, not yet. Until we die we fight the good fight of faith. So we need to put on the full armor of God. We need communion with God in prayer to whistper in our ear as a commander. In this message Fred Malone explores the importance of asking others to pray for us so that we can have the spiritual strength to live boldly before men for the glory of Christ and the importance of our prayer life for others.
http://fbcclintonla.com/Ephesians%20Listen/Ephesians100.mp3

Spiritual Depression 08 "Feelings"

How do we handle our feelings? What emphasis should we place in them? We all have feelings. God created man to have them, but we shouldn't try to stir them up for it turns our eyes from Christ and focuses our attention inward. In this message Mitch Axsom, with the use of the book by Martin Lloyd Jones: Spiritual Depression, focuses on the place of feelings in the Christian life.
http://fbcclintonla.com/Spiritual%20Depression/Spiritual%20Depression%20Chapter%208%20008.mp3

2 Samuel 12:13-25

This sermon by Fred Malone addresses various questions: from how God deals with sinners, how sinners repent, questions concerning the death of young children and babies and so on. A good look into the questions these verses can raise and a clear look into answering them.
http://fbcclintonla.com/2%20Samuel/2008-12-28%202%20Samuel%2012%20cont.mp3