The Destruction of Jerusalem: Their end is inescapable. Their defeat is ultimate. Our King is unconquerable. Perhaps the saddest event during the Tribulation will be the siege and destruction of the Holy City. This will be the forty-seventh and last takeover of the beloved city of David. Consider what Jesus said in Luke 21:20: “But […]
200201PM Short Clip 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 […]
WFL-03 030112AM His movement became the fastest growing system in the history of the world. By 1980 his followers controlled almost 4/6ths of the world — and brutally held on to their power. Solzhenitsyn said in the mid-1970’s that the salamander, by which he means the prison-camp network, is still alive. In The Gulag Archipelago (Vol. II, 1975) he […]
ROK-31a 210102AM Short Clip Satan is Dangerous. Look at what the New Testament has already warned us about Satan’s activities: SATAN MULTIPLIES EVIL DOERS: Matthew 13:25, 38-39 “but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 38 “The field is the World, the good seeds are the […]
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 […]
ROK-31b 210102AM Short Clip SATAN INVADES HEARTS: Acts 5:3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back [part] of the price of the land for yourself? (NKJV). Satan seems to have the power of mental suggestion, which in the individual becomes auto-suggestion, and […]
ROK-31d 210103AM Short Clip Satan is Dangerous–SATAN’S WORK TODAY–MULTIPLYING FAKE CHRISTIANS! Look at what the New Testament has already warned us about Satan’s activities: SATAN MULTIPLIES EVIL DOERS: Matthew 13:25, 38-39 “but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 38 “The field is the World, […]
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 […]
2020REV-10f The Ultimate Kingdom 200416PM Short Clip It was late one Friday afternoon in July of 1977, I was training my youth group in personal evangelism. It was 106 degrees in Tulsa, Oklahoma, so hot the pavement was soft underfoot. We were in a big air-conditioned church van, with one house left. I jumped out, […]
2020REV-11g What’s Next For Planet Earth 200421PM Short Clip In other words, he lived each day like he was on his way to explain what he did with his life to the One who gave him life – Jesus Christ. Jonathan Edwards, one of the greatest minds ever produced in an American had this as […]
2020REV-12a Why Does God Send The Tribulation 200422PM Short Clip The rider on the pale horse begins his deadly ride at some point during the Tribulation, and before his ride is over, a quarter of the population of mankind will be dead from either war, famine, or the beasts of the earth. The word “beasts” […]
210123PM God commands each of us to ask ourselves a series of questions. These questions are all targeting the one very most important issue of all—the reality of our eternal destination. As we turn to 2 Corinthians 13:5, Listen to what God commands us two times in this one verse, to be asking ourselves this […]
EBIs-05b We All Just Took A Big Step Towards The End – Beware Of The Coming Wrath Of God 201026PM Short Clip In other words he lived each day like he was on his way to explain what he did with his life to the One who gave him life – Jesus Christ. Jonathan Edwards, […]
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 […]
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 […]
210131AM Satan and his army of demons are the ultimate terrorist insurgency. They are able to always creep around us unnoticed because they are absolutely silent and completely invisible. Yet they are more deadly to our spiritual lives than any truck bomber or suicide vest. Yet their invisibility and silence make them often ignored. That […]
210205AM I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. —2 Corinthians 11:2 In Revelation 17 we find the collapse of the apostate world’s church. In the process, we see Satan’s harlot bride: the delusion of religion. […]
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 […]
210303PM God left us here to tell people that there’s a way in which all their sins can be forgiven forever. The Gospel: God Forgives Sin! When we witness or share the Gospel, we go around and tell people, “God will forgive all your sins. Are you interested?” Heaven is a place […]
MOI-24 990509PM So what’s the bottom line? There are seven years of history left for Israel to complete in God’s program. It’s a time like never before – demonic creatures ravage the earth; one-half of the population is horribly murdered; the earth is a wasteland; mankind fiercely fights against God and tries one last time […]
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 BYT-40 090125AM START SOME HOLY HABITS (2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-7:1). This morning, as we open to 2 Corinthians 6, let me remind you that: each of us, are creatures of habit. Habits shape our lives; and little by little, our habits are cementing us into a form that will someday be finished, revealing […]
ACL-37 970810AM DEVOTION SACRIFICES II CORINTHIANS 8:53 1st century church members knew that devotion to Christ means sacrifice. The eloquence of the writer of Hebrews is nowhere more evident than in chapter 11. There he says that those who walk by faith do so in lifelong sacrifice. Hebrews 11:10 for he waited for the city […]
ZNA-256 921018PM Crowns 2-5 The Judgment Seat of Christ II Corinthians 5 Crowns #2 – 5 • Open to Phil 3:14 we must press to the prize • II Cor 5:10 Judgment seat good or bad • Revelation 4 cast crowns I. CROWNS ARE FOR CHRISTIANS. There are five. A. The Crown of life to […]
ZNA-26 010729AM GOD REMEMBERS 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 Illustration: Tallhook 9/91 Several hundred men # of men, date, no problem until recording of event exposed. * 4-5 rolls of film have led to firings, resignations and shakeups at the highest levels. Why? Because events they thought were “secret” were exposed. Did you know that the most […]
081005PM WNS-3 Fire.doc WNS-34 Seven Big Events on God’s Calendar for Earth: #2 The Judgment of Believers The Fire II Corinthians 5:10 Please open with me to I Corinthians 3:10-15. This evening we look at one of the most sobering day of our lives as believers. The entire Trinity will be involved in that […]
941023CE QAA-01 MEET YOUR SENIOR PARTNER! A STUDY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 2nd Corinthians 13.14 Among the nearly 300 Old and New Testament references to the Spirit, Perhaps the most profound is II Corinthians 13:14. Lets turn there to start this study. 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord […]
LNB-14 910929PM On November 4th, 1922, the world sat breathlessly as the wonders and treasures of the fables tomb of Tutankhamun was awaited. A staircase, cut into the solid bedrock had been overlooked by the grave robbers of the centuries. As the door was reached on November 26th, after 20,000 pounds of dust, dirt […]
Give All to God: Stewardship LHC: Message Thirty-Nine (960818AM) LHC-51 Week 39: Give All to God (Revelation 18; 2 Corinthians 8:5) As the end of days approaches, you can find hope as you give your all to God! SUNDAY: Giving God Your All “What do you have that you did not receive? Now if you […]
060122AM DSS-04 2nd Corinthians 5:9-15 When the life of the greatest recorded servant in the Bible ended—what was left behind? Our legacy is what we leave behind to those we love. What did David God’s servant leave behind? Last time we saw David’s epitaph, written by God, in nine words–David served the purpose of God […]
God loves things to be according to His specifications. He likes us to follow the code He has established in His Word. When Moses went up the mountain in Exodus 24:18-25:40, God showed him the detailed plans for the Tabernacle, the most written about physical building in the Universe. More chapters are devoted to the detailed descriptions of this building than any other in the Bible. God spent more time on the Tabernacle than He does on the Creation of the Cosmos, the Flood and even the last week of Christ’s life.
The Tabernacle was so important to God that He wanted it built and operated just right. God wanted His Glory and plan to be reflected by everything done in that tent. The same is true in another temple He has built.
This morning, as we open to II Corinthians 6, let me remind you that: each of us, are creatures of habit.
Habits shape our lives; and little by little, our habits are cementing us into a form that will someday be finished, revealing us for who we really were.
William James (1842-1910), in his classic Principles of Psychology (1890), put it this way:
Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state. We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke or virtue or vice leaves its ever so little scar.