FTGC-37 210912AM These are amazing days of EVERYTHING changing all around us. Morals are ERODED. Conscience seems to be VANISHING. The Family as God designed it to be is being ERASED. So, what is–GOD’S DESIGN FOR SEX & MARRIAGE, CONTENTMENT, and DIVORCE. Summary: Christ’s church was born into a sin-warped, sin-darkened world of mixed-up marriages, […]
FTGC-36 210905AM 1 Corinthians 3 Title: Believers, Rewards & the Fire Summary: Let’s journey back to the City of Corinth for a quick visit. Corinth was a seaport city Paul entered in Acts 18 on his 2nd journey. He ministered for 18 months. Sprawling along the thin isthmus joining the two halves of Ancient Greece […]
Q&A-111 210109PM The climax of all human history is coming. The purposes of God long hidden in His eternal counsels are now made clear. Jesus will soon step back into history, no longer the suffering servant, He is Lord of All. Look closely as God pulls back the veil and reveals the awesome majesty of […]
From EBP-02b How To Make Sure Your Life Doesn’t Get Burned Up 201015PM https://youtu.be/jx4jUtUl6fk The fools: everyone who doesn’t know God. The wise: everyone who does. So when you’re talking about wisdom you’re not talking about a subject, you’re talking about the subject. You’re talking about the most defining reality that can be declared about […]
MOI-06 130303AM Every day we each make a big choice. Each day we choose which master we will follow. This is not about what we say because, with our mouths, most believers would readily say that Christ is our Master. Each day we point to our Master by our choices, with our time investments, and […]
210123PM HOPE IS HERE–THIS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY & every day–GOD IS ALWAYS NEAR Do you see what God is saying? There are no super-human temptations. Everything we face is what all humans face. Nothing we face is ever supernatural, it is common. There is never anything we face that […]
FTGC-06d 020324PM We are on a journey toward what I call A Strategic Grasp of the Bible. Here are links to the 52 Greatest Chapters Bible Study Resources we are using: 1. The MacArthur Study Bible I use: https://amzn.to/33vqwsm 2. Grudem Systematic Theology: https://amzn.to/3y1M1iu 3. The Larger Moleskin Notebook I use: https://amzn.to/3biMwLh 4. The […]
EBIs-05d We All Just Took A Big Step Towards The End – Beware Of The Coming Wrath Of God 201026PM Short Clip Isaiah 24:1–27:13 These 4 chapters give praise to God for His future victory over all enemies and the final deliverance of Israel in the Day of the Lord. The judgments in this chapter […]
210131AM OUR REGENERATION IS MIRACULOUS Regeneration is a: “supernatural work of the Holy Spirit by which the divine nature and divine life are given (John 3:3-8; Titus 3:5). Regeneration occurs when God sovereignly acknowledges a person’s belief of the gospel. Regeneration is the most dramatic change in a new believer; when we are “born […]
FTGC-05a 210131AM Here are links to the 52 Greatest Chapters Bible Study Resources we are using: 1. The MacArthur Study Bible I use: https://amzn.to/33vqwsm 2. Grudem Systematic Theology: https://amzn.to/3y1M1iu 3. The Larger Moleskin Notebook I use: https://amzn.to/3biMwLh 4. The Smaller Moleskin Notebook I use: https://amzn.to/33vTNmN “As an Amazon Associate, I earn income to […]
210201PM Short Clip Each of the angels we read about in God’s Word has power that exceeds anything we can humanly understand as possible by the laws of the physical world that we know. Angels are Supernatural & Super Powerful Creatures: As far as we knowthe angelic creatures are indestructible, they can’t be killed or […]
MOI-50 980719AM Short Clip THE MYSTERY OF JESUS THE BOOK The Book of the Revelation of Jesus gives God’s record of all of history from the founding of Christ’s Church through the ages until the end of the earth and the ushering in of Heaven. The 1st three chapters deal with the church age. […]
EBP-06d God Desires You To Live The Un-Intoxicated Life, Are You 201017PM Alcohol, God’s Servants & My Convictions Romans 14; Proverbs & Ephesians 5:18 First off to answer this question I must confess that I do not drink alcohol in any form, by conviction. My convictions based on God’s Word are: First, I don’t drink […]
EBP-01e How To Be Really Sure You’re Saved 201014PM Short Clip 1- Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. 2- Paul revealed a wonderful truth about Christ. He said 1 Corinthians 1:30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who […]
MOI-36 920126PM A gap, or unexplained period of time, follows the 69th week (Dan. 9:26). Daniel 9:27 references the end-time Antichrist; thus the gap is about 2,000 which anticipates the church age. 1. THE CHURCH AGE (Worshipping – Waiting – Winning) – Before His death and departure, Jesus promised to “build my church” (Matt. […]
MOI-30 900422AM An Appointment that is Constraining v. 10 A. The Time is the Day of Christ. This is mentioned six times in the New Testament [I Corinthians 1:8; 5:5; II Corinthians 1:14; Phil 1:6, 10; 2:16]. This is the judgment of the church, one of three last-day judgments. 1. This event is not to […]
ESH-33 141130AM We are looking one-by-one at the Spiritual Living Lessons that new believers need to have personally taught to them by older believers. Saved: We have seen salvation as portrayed across the pages of Acts by those early Apostles & disciples. Scripture-Fed: Then we examined the Scriptures and the link between salvation through the […]
030608PM What was Samson’s problem? First, Samson was dominated by lust. That passion led Samson to desire a Philistine woman as a wife, which was strictly forbidden by God’s Law. In addition, that passion led him to liaisons with prostitutes, like the one with the woman Delilah who betrayed him for money. Second, Samson was […]
940102PM One of the prevailing truths of the Holy Scriptures is the ALL POWERFUL nature of our God. There are two basic areas of the Universe that the Omnipotence of our God shows up: THE REALM OF NATURE AND THE REALM OF MAN. From the Word of God join me in worshipping our God. He […]
MOI-29 900408PM God’s intervention, we all face gradual decay and disease and ultimate death…but wait—God has good news… GOD’S GOOD NEWS IS THE RAPTURE – “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall indeed not all sleep, but we shall all be changed” (I Cor. 15:51). “For the Lord, himself will descend from […]
121209PM Q&A-26 Short Clip What is Church Discipline? In Mt. 18:17, the church is to treat unrepentant believers like they are heathen & tax collectors (which means unwelcomed into the communion & worship services). Church History. Step 1: v. 15 Personal confrontation as often as needed v. 22 Step 2: v. 16 Take witnesses […]
ESH-01a 140105AM Short Clip THIS EXERCISE IS GOD-CENTERED We know hard work is necessary in athletics, the arts, and sciences; but when it comes to our spiritual life, we hesitate. The words “discipline, train, exercise” sound so much like legalism. But this line of thinking is incorrect. Legalism is always self-centered, whereas the disciplines are […]
OSL-04 061001AM WHAT DO WE LOSE WHEN WE FAKE IT BY JUST PLAYING CHURCH? Jesus Christ warns us that we will lose our rewards at His Judgment Seat if our time we were given on earth to invest in His Church is wasted. The whole message of Paul to the Corinthians was invest in […]
ORS-03 980412AM The heart of the Gospel is the Risen Christ. The key to Revelation is the Unveiled Jesus. Meet in Revelation 1:9-18 the gloriously unveiled Risen Jesus in all His glory. But first, let’s start with the Tomb. THE TOMB -IS EMPTY This morning I checked on a few remote cemeteries and […]
ORS-12 040808PM Short Clip He Was Buried BECAUSE HE HAD TO BE BURIED! There are two amazing men that we find in the opening and closing pages of the Gospel by John. The first was Nicodemus who comes to Jesus by night and hears the greatest verse in the Bible which was spoken to him. […]
ORS-14 040829PM Short Clip He Rose Again The great defining passage on the Gospel is 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. Here, the Gospel is defined as the good news that – • “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; • And that He was buried, • and that He rose again the third day according […]
ORS-15 040912PM Short Clip Think about the impact that Christ’s stepping out of that tomb had on the “inner circle”. If there were 500 plus witnesses as Paul speaks of in 1st Corinthians 15, then there were 16 that were those closest to Jesus. Think of what happened to ALL of them. What […]
DWM-01 – Is Marriage Your Priority? 021014PM Short Clip Now that is a lot of love that a husband is to have for his wife. That is a high standard for a husband to keep, but there is still a higher standard. Scripture says, “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loved the church.” […]
ORS-36 160325GF Tonight we are in the midst of our journey of remembrance through the greatest week in the history of the Universe, Christ’s Passion Week: He Came, He Died, He Rose Paul explains the events of this week as the Gospel. Using nine words recorded in 1 Cor. 15:1-4, God explains to us what […]
Short Clip BYT-33 081005AM At the END of the World & TODAY, there are Ten Words That Determine Everything. Worship Your Creator is what God wants us to do! In order that we never miss those vital words, God put them at the front of the Bible. These are the first words Jesus and the […]
FTGC-09 210131AM Now, please turn to I Corinthians 5:7. I’ve mentioned the Passover so many times—for some people as soon as you mention anything from the Old Testament they get a little uneasy and I want to show you what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 5:7—very powerful verse: 7Therefore purge out the old leaven, that […]
100401PM I Corinthians 5:7 COM-10 As we open to I Corinthians 5:7 and listen as Paul speaks to a primarily gentile, New Testament church, we hear him teaching believers of all the ages of Christ’s Church that: CHRIST IS OUR PASSOVER The Passover is not merely an Old Testament Jewish event, for Paul instructed the […]
Since the birth of Christ’s Church, from the dark passages of the catacombs to the private chambers of homes along the streets of Roman cities across the Empire, to this gathering this morning, every believer of all the ages have shared something.
There is a tie that binds every believer to Christ and to each other. Tonight, we share that amazing connection. We have a common confession with every individual believing servant of God alive today either on earth or in Heaven.
120219PM I Corinthians 11:23-26 COM-13 WCC-02 Endless thanksgiving, around the Throne, with all the redeemed of all the ages: that is what salvation prompts in the hearts of believers. Endless Thanksgiving For Our Salvation Each time we gather to celebrate communion, we are part of what we could call a simulcast, that is going on […]
God’s Authentic Word Pt1 JET-06 150621PM Majesty HL-06 John 5:1-46 A Jet Tour of the Majestic Life of Christ & God’s Authentic Word – Part 6 Pool of Bethesda Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem in the centuries to follow would establish shrines at the presumed locations of almost every episode of Jesus’ activity in the holy city. […]
ZNA-229 930606AM PAUL’S HYMN OF LOVE I CORINTHIANS 13:6-7 The apostle paul wrote to a city church that mirrored the very culture we live in. Lets take a trip to Corinth Century one and stop in RI of 1993… If we were to scan this epistle in a couple of minutes and grab the big […]
040829PM ORS-14 WTB-27 He Rose Again The great defining passage on the Gospel is 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. Here, the Gospel is defined as the good news that – • “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; • And that He was buried, • and that He rose again the third day according […]
040704PM WOTB-24 He Was Buried WTB-24 He Was Buried The great defining passage on the Gospel is 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. Here, the Gospel is defined as the good news that — “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to […]
040516PM WOTB-21 Exact Confirmation-2 WTB-21 He Died: The Exact Confirmation The Gospel is powerfully presented in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third […]
LNB-13 910922PM Corinth was a seaport city Paul entered in Acts 18 on his 2nd journey. He ministered 2 years. Corinth was a city in ancient Greece known as Vanity Fair. It was a city of: Materialism Antagonism Competition Selfishness Hatred Sexual immorality In such a place a church was born. The tragedy was that instead of the […]
EBG-05 OSL-25 061001AM For a moment think of Jesus with me–Jesus founded His Church, purchased His Church, and now ever lives for His Church. Jesus is all about the Church. And what is Christ’s complete focus at present? He is building His Church. So Christ’s priority, Christ’s focus, Christ’s activities are all centered upon the Church. That is where the action is. […]
060514PM DSS-20 1st Corinthians 10:12-14 This evening we are at the fifth consequence of David’s unguarded moments that led to his darkest hour. The temptation and fall of David are presented by God for each of us to ponder. Remember those consequences? 1. David Desensitized his conscience by incomplete obedience (II Sam 5:13). 2. David […]
060319PM DSS-16 Pray for EE if you know anyone going out explain a bit about them so the whole group can pray for them. Pray for boldness and fruit that remains. Stand and read 1st Corinthians 11:17-34 and pray. Christ’s work on Calvary forever gave us the power and authority so we can stop anything […]
060226AM DSS-09 1st Corinthians 3 Life is so distracting, isn’t it? Sights explode before our eyes all day long; sounds and smells flow around us—in fact so much swirls around us and before us, we can get totally distracted. It can become so easy to just float through life going with the flow of the […]
101124PM I Corinthians 11:23-32; 5:1-13 COM-11 Today we celebrate communion as those thankful we are forgiven. When Jesus instituted the Communion we now celebrate, it was as He held the pictures of His soon to be sacrificed body and blood, and gave thanks. Forever we shall do the same in Heaven, around His Throne giving […]
1130317PM Q&A-33 Jesus Leaven & His Church.docxx Jesus, Leaven & His Church: How Are We to Apply Church Discipline 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 The Galatians 6:1 charge & attitude is for all believers. Brethren, If a man is overtaken in any trespass, You who are spiritual Restore such a one In a […]
Rom. 14:22 Have it to yourself before God. This is better translated, “have as your own conviction before God.” Paul urges the strong believer to understand his liberty, enjoy it, and keep it between God and himself. what he approves. The strong believer maintains a healthy conscience because he does not give a weak believer a cause to stumble.
Paul gives the insight that explains our struggles throughout our earthly lives as we look at Ephesians 6:16. Think about what we have read so many times:
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one
Now, apply the simple methods of Bible study. How many truths can you find in this one verse?
Today is one of those times when the passage of Scripture we are studying, and the communion service to follow exactly match up.
Each time we come to communion we have been instructed to do something: we are to check and see if we are wearing specifically the second piece of our spiritual armor, and indirectly all the other pieces.
Tonight we are in the midst of our journey of remembrance through the greatest week in the history of the Universe, Christ’s Passion Week:
He Came, He Died, He Rose
Paul explains the events of this week as the Gospel. Using nine words recorded in 1 Cor. 15:1-4, God explains to us what Jesus did.
This week as I waited for the doctor and my annual physical the nurse went through the standard checklist of vital signs of my health. We all know them: blood work, temperature, weight, pulse, blood pressure.
As we open our copies of God’s Holy and Inerrant Word to Matthew 6, we are opening to the best known passage in the Bible.
The Lord’s Prayer is not only almost universally known, these verses also provide the complete guide to our spiritual health, given to us by Jesus Christ Himself.
We share life as saved and born-again believers, we are all God’s building, we are all God’s house, we are all members of His family. Each of those word pictures describe who we are and what we are here to do.
If I were to give you the short form of our shared job description as believers it would be:
We are all employed as workers in a Divine Construction Company. God is the Master Builder, and the project is building up the Body of Christ.
Please open with me I Corinthians 12:27. This morning God declares to us that we are Christ’s Body, and being a part of something that big and that important has enormous responsibilities. Note what Paul says:
I Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
You and I are each individual pieces, parts, members of Christ’s Body. And as a member of His Body, we have shared responsibilities; to accomplish His plan we each must do what we were made to do! The Body of Christ is complex, made of many individual parts, each with a special job to do.
The best defense is a good what?
What is the offense of our faith? Our salvation testimony
Endless thanksgiving, around the Throne, with all the redeemed of all the ages: that is what salvation prompts in the hearts of believers.
As we open to I Corinthians 10:11-13, it is our reminder as we study the Life of David: following God is hard, it is not EASY!
For many years songwriter John W. Peterson (1921-2006) lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One song he wrote among the thousand that bear his name is titled: “It’s Not an Easy Road”. David, whose life we are studying, would have heartily agreed with these words:
It’s not an easy road we are traveling to heaven,
For many are the thorns on the way
It’s not an easy road, but the Savior is with us
His presence gives us joy every day.