WFL-23 030803AM 1 Peter 1:22-25 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because “All flesh […]
Line Up With God From WFF-08b & DWM-08 – How To Be Godly Women And Mothers 930516AM Short Clips Peter, nearing the end of his earthly life writes down for us in God’s Word this inspired snapshot of what a gorgeous woman in God’s sight looks like. It’s a timeless, never-out-of-style, supra-cultural absolute. This is […]
ROK-32a 210102AM Today many churches all over the world are involved in what is actually often just veiled competition; it becomes a struggle for “our church” getting more people to come than “your church”. What methodology did Paul use to grow a church? In Acts 19:17-20 we find the two real keys to church […]
2020Rev-07c End Of Days Health 200413PM Short Clip This is the only attribute of God that gets the ultimate emphasis. Remember that Jesus never calls Himself love, love, love. He is holy, holy, holy. So this letter is coming from the holy, holy, holy One from the holy, holy, holy place. If you read Revelation […]
ROK-32b 210104AM PAUL taught that to magnify God we must divest ourselves of anything tied to Satan, demons, occultic activity, and magical black arts—RENOUNCE THE DARKNESS. 1. In Acts 19:17-20 we see the turning point. The power of darkness was broken. Satan’s house was divided. Christ triumphantly opened the door to great ministry through this […]
ESH-04 140202AM Short Clip God’s Word is our source of truth, Jesus Christ Himself is the Truth; and we are to exercise the Discipline of Truth: knowing and defending His truth. That led us to ask: What are our Biblical Convictions (those based upon God’s Truth)—as Citizens of Heaven, while living on Earth? If we […]
Q&A-117b 210107PM GOD SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE NOT RIOTERS & ANARCHISTS Every day of our lives we make choices. Those choices will often involve a response to an authority God has placed around us. For a moment look at I Peter 2:13 with me. Submit in the New Testament world this word often speaks a soldier’s […]
Q&A-118 210116PM Short Clip God is looking to train a generation of un-intoxicated men to lead and model Christ’s righteousness in an intoxicated world. God wants men who do not succumb to the intoxicating influences that dull their mind. Any desire, unrestrained by God’s grace can become an intoxicating idol. Things like: sober: comfort, convenience, […]
EBP-11a Q&A – Testimony, Courtship, Disciplines & Calling 201126AM Short Clip The 10 Best Decisions John Barnett Has Made In Life are–SIMPLE HABITS FOR POWERFUL LIVING. In this Chapel for East-Asian, Next-Generation students we were asked to give them personal and practical advice from what we have learned during our lifetime walking with God. Here […]
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 […]
210128AM Short Clip Lucifer became the Serpent of old; Satan, the adversary; the Devil, the slanderer; the Roaring Lion stalking believers; and the Accuser of the saints (I Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9-11). Satan is still allowed to come before God at various times to accuse believers before the Presence of God (Job 1:6; Zechariah […]
ROK-02 130120AM Peter is in the midst of great persecution, writing to a group of local churches facing fiery trials. Peter the Apostle, has reached the end of his public ministry; and he is being hunted down by Emperor Nero, as the most visible of Christ’s followers. Peter was a big target. We know […]
EBP-10f We Should Speak Life – That’s The Power Of Spoken Words In Your Life Today 201022PM Short Clip JESUS WANTS TO HEAL OUR COMMUNICATIONS If you have never done so, I would encourage every young man today to ask for the Lord to cleanse your mouth, to purge you of any communication habits that […]
ESH-11 140330AM Today, if asked, most of us would describe ourselves as “Christians”, some may be as “Born-again”, others that we are “Saved”. Those are all good, valid, and proper terms; but, what is amazing is how far we have moved from what the New Testament called those who were saints and headed to Heaven. […]
110327AM Chastening Keeps Overcomers Spiritually Healthy The Lord also goes to each church with words of challenge and chastening (repent or else). There is a focused desire the Lord has for us that we stay on track and live out what He designed us to do and to be. This final word for Christ to […]
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 […]
Short Clip WFF-08 & DWM-08 How To Be Godly Women And Mothers 930516AM A love-filled woman, driven by gratitude, smashes a jar containing her life savings and lavishes it upon Jesus. What a moment to see … Haven’t you wished you might have been there to see, hear, smell, and feel such love? And haven’t […]
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.” […]
BYT-46 090426AM Salvation is Amazingly Simple When Jesus explains it Jesus explains to Nicodemus the scholar, the man who had done it all how these obscure verses from Numbers 21, were actually an Old Testament picture of salvation only through Jesus Christ. As Peter later says, He is Jesus who “bore our sins in […]
BYT-36 081116AM “THE ARK OF SAFETY: IT IS CHRIST!” (1 PETER 3:18-22) Are you absolutely sure that you are headed to Heaven when you die? If you believe that you are Heaven bound, have you checked to make sure that your faith is genuine saving faith? The best way to be absolutely sure is to […]
BC&D-40 131120WE • November 20: BCF-16 Parenting-2 “Godly Fathering” November 27: Thanksgiving Service/No Class December 4: BCF-17 Parenting-3 “Parental Praying” December 11: BCF-17 Parenting-4 “The Myth of Perfect Parenting” December 18: BC&D Christmas Party & Fellowship December 25 & 31 Christmas Break/No Class How Godly Dads Can Bless Their Children I Peter 3:8-9 Counseling […]
090614AM DWM-5 Prayer.doc The Unlimited Power of Unhindered Prayer in A Godly Marriage I Peter 3:1-12 DWM-41 BC&D-41 Lesson 17-1 131204WE As we open to I Peter 3 this morning, may I challenge each of you to one of Christ’s greatest promises to us as believers? Jesus said, “If you pray in faith you […]
For most people, the way that all those scrolls Moses, the prophets, and the Apostles wrote as God inspired them: is quite hard to understand and a bit mysterious. John takes to the marker board and draws out the pathway that God used to get His Word to us. He answers how God kept the Word in the CUSTODIANSHIP of the Apostles & Prophets. How Christ put His seal of Approval on the OT Scriptures; and how He gave the Apostles the seal of authenticity on the NT. If you want your mind challenged with truth, and your heart stirred with confidence: this session in God’s Word is for you!
LNB-21 911201PM The Apostle Peter is a person we all love and we can relate to. It seems He was always doing something wrong — Paul never seems to be wrong — Peter often! In fact, we remember most of Peter’s blunders: FOR TRYING TO DIVERT CHRIST FROM THE CROSS – You say, “Peter tried […]
EBG-11 040822AM “As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, [as] in your ignorance; but as He who called you [is] holy, you also be holy in all [your] conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’ . . . Beloved, I beg [you] as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from […]
930516AM I Peter 3:1-6 DWM-08 WFF-08 OPEN YOUR BIBLES TO MARK 14:3-10 Its just a day before the end of Christ’s earthly ministry. On this night before that long last supper/betrayal night, one of the most touching scenes from the ministry of Christ occurs. A love filled woman, driven by gratitude, smashes a jar containing […]
081116AM BYT-36 I Peter 3:18-22 Are you absolutely sure that you are headed to Heaven when you die? If you believe that you are Heaven bound, have you checked to make sure that your faith is genuine saving faith? The best way to be absolutely sure is to line up what you believe with […]
God’s Word is our source of truth, Jesus Christ Himself is the Truth; and we are to exercise the Discipline of Truth: knowing and defending His truth. That led us to ask: What are our Biblical Convictions (those based upon God’s Truth)—as Citizens of Heaven, while living on Earth? If we were to apply the truths or doctrines of the Scriptures as far as they relate to the current issues in human society, I would say that revealed in His Word:
GOD is Pro-Life—God is opposed to Abortion and Euthanasia. He is the Creator of Life, the One who grants conception.
GOD is Pro-Marriage—God is opposed to Gay Unions, as well as divorce, adultery, fornication, pornography, and any other form of immorality.
GOD is Pro-Justice—God is opposed to murder, violence, discrimination, prejudice, and abuse of the weak, poor, and unborn; He invented capital punishment, and commands societies to have a just legal system.
GOD is Pro-Work—God is against indolence, sloth, entitlements, oppression of the poor by the rich, and every form of false hope produced by gambling and lotteries.
We are looking at how God asks us to be Practicing Biblical Humility. Over the next three weeks we will see three of the ways this vital truth is communicated to us in God’s Word. There are three key chapters about humility we will see:
What Can Satan Do to Us, as Believers, If We Don’t Seek God’s Protection?
That is our focus today.
Today the most cunning terrorist in the Universe is stalking us as Christ’s followers.
As we open to 1 Peter 5 we learn that Satan is not only God’s adversary, he is ours.
He is coming after each of us who leave the door open to him.
He can devour us at any time we let the defensive perimeter down.
He is able to penetrate any safe room, secure location, and security system.
Calvary Bible is a church that belongs to Jesus. He is building this church, and as we celebrate our 80th year as a local church, Jesus has great plans for each of us. Every believer has been specially designed by God, to do ministry in Christ’s church.
Please open to the verse that is on the lanyard holding our nametags. Find the reference on your lanyard or someone’s around you (and if you don’t know them, say hello and meet them).
When you have opened to the verse, stand with me for the reading of God’s Word. First Peter 2:5 is a “design-check” verse. It is God reminding us that we all need to check if we are together doing the ministry He designed us to do in Christ’s church.
On Father’s day perhaps the greatest question every husband and father should ponder is, “Am I fulfilling my high calling from God to bless my wife and children?”
Today as we open to I Peter 3, we proclaim the incredible duty that God has given to husbands and fathers to bless those around them in their life and family.
God’s Word declares that He has chosen husbands to lead their homes and marriages with Christlike love. Jesus showed us how to love by His example to His disciples. Part of what every born again husband and father will stand before Christ’s Throne and explain is how he did at blessing his wife and family with Christ’s sacrificial love.