The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Personal Discipleship Lesson 3 – Teaching Them To Follow Christ

140928AM ESH-27 Lesson-3 Discipleship is Following Christ.docx Biblical Exercises for Spiritual Health & Fitness in 2014 Series Discipleship Lesson-3:  Teaching Them How To Follow Christ John 10:27 As we open to John 10 this morning, we look at the very foundation of Christianity. Whose birth do we celebrate as God with us, Immanuel? Jesus Christ […]

Resurrection

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ZNA-438 890326AM THE ULTIMATE SIGN SEVEN SIGNS FROM THE GOSPEL OF JOHN It was very early on Resurrection morning that a small group of weary and saddened women left the city. It was still dark as they crossed the road to that small garden at the foot of Mt. Moriah or Golgotha or Calvary — […]

The Indisputable Sign

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ZNA-174 940403AM Easter THE INDISPUTABLE SIGN The Gospel by John Open with me to John’s Gospel Chapter 20. When we come to the garden and see the empty tomb we are struck with the simplicity and power of the scene. • Its very early in the morning. • We meet a small group of saddened […]

John 3:16 The Greatest Verse In the Bible

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ZNA-173 940403PM John 3:16 The Greatest Verse In The Bible During the unfortunate years of suffering and death that surrounded World War I, a young American died on the battlefield. As he was brought in and examined for personal effects a letter fell from his pocket. Stained and torn it had some words scribbled on […]

Who Rose From the Grave?

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ZNA-92 970330AM EASTER MESSAGE WHO ROSE FROM THAT TOMB? JOHN 18-20 Now the peculiar thing about this phenomenon is that, not only did it spread to every single member of the party of Jesus of whom we have any trace, but they brought it to Jerusalem and carried it with inconceivable audacity into the most […]

Christ-in All the Book of John

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XAS-33 980520WE   John notes the ministry of Christ in light of its impact on the hearts of those who saw these signs.  What were the signs Christ performed to bring those who saw His ministry to belief?   You know them —                         1.    Sign #1 Start in John 2:1-11. WATER TO WINE; HE IS […]

XAS-14 – Christ in Rock and Water

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XAS-14 020414PM JESUS AT A FEAST John 7:37-38   On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living […]

Living like Jesus Promised

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XAS-06 010708AM It is now maybe 60 or even 70 years after Christ’s amazing ministry. John has watched Christianity transforms literally millions of lives from one end of the world to the other. As the last living Apostle of Christ he was instructed by God’s Spirit to record the final Gospel Portrait of Jesus, and […]

How to Have the Endless Joy-filled Life

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XAS-05 010701AM Jesus is introduced as the Savior of the world, in the Gospel by John. That is the purpose the Spirit of God moved upon him to write this Book. In the 1stchapter John introduces Jesus by seven successive titles of Deity. This morning the last three have to do with the Credentials of […]

Who Moved the Stone-2

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041114PM WTB-34 Who Moved the Stone-2 Who Moved the Stone? John 20.1-15 Nothing in all the Bible compares to the drama of John 20. In these short verses we have the very heart of all we believe. Jesus Christ declared to be the Son of God – by the glorious power of the resurrection!   […]

Who Moved the Stone-1

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041107PM WTB-33 Who Moved the Stone Who Moved the Stone? John 20.1-15 Nothing in all the Bible compares to the drama of John 20. In these short verses we have the very heart of all we believe. Jesus Christ declared to be the Son of God – by the glorious power of the resurrection!   […]

The First Five Christ Met After He Rose

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WTB-30 041003PM The first five recorded meetings that Jesus had when He stepped out of that Tomb read like a ministry that we would sometimes also need from Him. So follow me as we see who Jesus sought out and why. Learn how He handles those sins and weaknesses – and then take heart, be […]

Who Rose From The Dead

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WTB-29 040919PM John 18:1-11 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was an olive grove, and he and his disciples went into it. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 […]

Believers are Worshipers

020421AM WFM-48 Masters Message in John-6 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE SERIES JOHN-6 Believers are Worshippers The heartbeat of God’s Word is worship. Today Jesus defines believers as WORSHIPPERS! So the driving message of salvation is worship. Jesus tells us the only thing God seeks is worship. So, the purpose of salvation is worshiping the God of […]

Secrets of the Vine

WFM-22 011118AM If these or a myriad of other telltale signs of spiritual listlessness and barrenness have cast their shadows across your path, then Christ’s invitation to His spiritual gardening clinic is for you. Come to the vineyard and learn this morning. Listen to Jesus as He introduces us to God’s vineyard. Jesus is talking […]

Jesus – I AM the Bread of Life

WFM-04 010812AM All this because when Jesus miraculously fed the 5000 and said I AM the BREAD He was saying: Godblessesalloflife.Themultipliedbarleyloavesandfishwere divinely created, and the satisfaction the people experienced must have been like no other in their lives. The food Jesus made for them was perfect, not tainted by the Fall and its consequent corruption […]

Praying The Word Filled Life

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WFL-22 030713AM Matthew 18:19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. Matthew 21:22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Luke 11:9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given […]

Discipleship Lesson 4 – Teaching Them About The Source Of An Endless Stream Of Diving Power

141005AM ESH-28 Lesson-4 Spirit Fullness.docx FTF-04 Biblical Exercises for Spiritual Health & Fitness in 2014 Series Discipleship Lesson-4: The Spirit of God Teaching them about the Source of an Endless Stream of Divine Power for Abundant Living John 7:37-39   As we open to John 7 today, we are doing so because: Discipleship is all […]

Discipleship Lesson 3 – Teaching Them To Follow Christ

FTF-03 140928AM ESH-27 Lesson-3 Discipleship is Following Christ.docx Biblical Exercises for Spiritual Health & Fitness in 2014 Series Discipleship Lesson-3:  Teaching Them How To Follow Christ John 10:27     As we open to John 10 this morning, we look at the very foundation of Christianity. Whose birth do we celebrate as God with us, […]

Christ – Source of the Engless Joy-filled Life

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TAB-26 010701AM To begin our look at Christ’s offer of endless, overflowing, joy filled life look atJohn 20:31. Last century, blind Helen Lemmel wrote, “O soul are you weary and troubled? No light in the darkness you see? There’s life for a look at the Savior, and life more abundant and free. Turn your eyes […]

Unleashing Christ’s Resurrection Power

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ORS-32 120408AM EasterUnleashing Christ’s Resurrection Power.doc Unleashing Christ’s Resurrection Power John 20 As we open to John 20, think of what God accomplished at Christ’s Resurrection. Think of the very first Sunday after the Crucifixion: When Jesus stepped from the Tomb on Resurrection morning, God unleashed the greatest power of all. Not only had Jesus […]

Whom Did They Crucify?

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ORS-31 120406GF Who Crucified Good Friday Message WhoM didthey crucify? john 18-20 Tonight we are gathered at what for centuries has been called: Good Friday. Good Friday is just one of a string of events that fill of the greatest week in the Universe since Creation. These are: The Momentous Events of Passion Week Now, […]

Palm Sunday Reminds Us – God’s Word Can Be Trusted

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ORS-30 120401AM Palm.doc Palm Sunday reminds us: God’s Word can be trusted The prophetic exactnessof Christ’s Final Week John 12:12-19 As we open to John 12, we are looking at the final account of Christ’s Triumphal entrance into Jerusalem for His final week of His earthly ministry. After the other three Gospel writers had penned […]

When Jesus Seems Distant – Look For The Risen One

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ORS-26 080323AM Easter Meet the Risen Christ at WorkToday–what is Jesus doing today.doc When Jesus Seems Distant—Look For the Risen One   John 20:1-18 Open with me to the Garden Tomb, on Resurrection morning in John 20:1-18. This morning, many of us are so often like Mary heading to the Tomb on Resurrection Sunday. Mary […]

A Stone Removed

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ORS-21 041114PM WOTB-34 WhoMoved the Stone-2 Who Moved the Stone? John 20:1-15 Nothing in all the Bible compares to the drama of John 20. In these short verses we have the very heart of all we believe. Jesus Christ declared to be the Son of God – by the glorious power of the resurrection! Join […]

Who Moved the Stone?

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ORS-20 041107PM WOTB-33 WhoMoved the Stone Who Moved the Stone? John 20:1-15 Nothing in all the Bible compares to the drama of John 20. In these short verses we have the very heart of all we believe. Jesus Christ declared to be the Son of God – by the glorious power of the resurrection! Join […]

The First 5 Christ Met After He Rose

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ORS-17 041003PM The first five recorded meetings that Jesus had when He stepped out of that Tomb read like a ministry that we would sometimes also need from Him. So follow me as we see who Jesus sought out and why. Learn how He handles those sins and weaknesses – and then take heart, be […]

Who Rose from the Dead

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ORS-16 040919PM John 18:1-11 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was an olive grove, and he and his disciples went into it. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 […]

Palm Sunday-Behold the Lamb

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ORS-04 010408AM Palm Sunday John-1 Palm Sunday: behold the lamb We have opened our Bibles to the start of the greatest week in the history of the universe since spoken into creation by the Creator. On this day, Palm Sunday, Jesus entered Jerusalem[1] at the time the Passover Lamb was chosen. He proclaimed Himself as […]

The Greatest Power of All

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ORS-02 030420AM Easter Unleashing the Greatest Power Unleashing the Greatest Power of All John 20 When Jesus stepped from the Tomb on Resurrection morning, God unleashed the greatest power of all. Often we fail to understand the magnitude of what really happened. Here is what had changed — after the Resurrection Jesus was no longer […]

Meet The Real Jesus – He Is The Son Of God

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MEET-03 150405AM RealJesus Son of God.docx Meet the Real Jesus: He Is the Son of God Unleashing the Greatest Power of All John 20:1-8 When Jesus stepped from the Tomb on Resurrection morning, God unleashed the greatest power of all. Today we come to that final event of the greatest week in the history of […]

The Real Jesus Faced The Wrath Of God

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MEET-02 150403GF Meet the Real Jesus.Wrath of God.docx Meet the Real Jesus: He Is the Lamb of God Palm Sunday was the largest public introduction of Christ’s ministry. He rode in like a king. He arrived upon on a prophesied donkey, accompanied by crowds crying for God to save them through their Hosannas. But as […]

Meet The Real Jesus – He Is The Lamb Of God

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MEET-01 150329AM Meet the Real Jesus.Lamb of God.docx Meet the Real Jesus: He Is the Lamb of God John 12:12-19 Welcome to the Celebration of the greatest week in the history of the Universe. The Biblical events of this week that are reflected by the holidays called Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter, are when […]

Is It Chastening or Pruning?

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NR8-38 020210AM The test of pruning (which is affirmative) and chastening (which is disciplinary) is in our response. That is one of the simplest ways to test what is going on in your life. Pruning always draws us closer, chastening initially can push us away. TEST #1: When troubles came this week, did you remain joyful, did […]

Meet Your Father, the Vinedresser

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NR8-37 020203AM This morning may I introduce our Father the Vinedresser? He is the One we see at work in John 15:1-2. Please turn there again with me. John 15:1-2 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and […]

Bearing Fruit for Jesus’ Sake

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NR8-34 020120PM All of our deeded income properties, all of our prized collections, all of our wise equity investments, all of our real estate, all of our awards, all of our beautifully built and decorated homes, all of our businesses we have built, all of our memory books, all of our electronic gadgets, all of […]

How to Get Christ’s Well Done

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NR8-25 011104AM We have been talking about Heaven these past few weeks. Heaven seems closer every time I hear about America at war; Heaven seems closer every time I hear about deadly anthrax infecting another life; Heaven seems closer every time I see the towers aflame and collapsing in my mind. Heaven has always been […]

Jesus-I am the Door

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NR8-13 010826AM Have you found Him to be all you need? To help people understand that He was all they needed Jesus always used images people could grasp and hold onto. Our text this morning is one of the best examples of this. Here we find one of the most beloved picture of Jesus as […]

Jesus-I am the Bread

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NR8-11 010812AM All this because when Jesus miraculously fed the 5000 and said I AM the BREAD He was saying: Godblessesalloflife.Themultipliedbarleyloavesandfishwere divinely created, and the satisfaction the people experienced must have been like no other in their lives. The food Jesus made for them was perfect, not tainted by the Fall and its consequent corruption […]

What is Belief?

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020602AM NR6-46 Masters Message in John-51 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE SERIES JOHN-51 BLIND EYES MADE TO SEE BY JESUS The world according to Jesus is divided into two groups: o those that are in darkness, the spiritually blind and o those that have sight, the spiritually seeing. There are only two kinds of people. There’s no […]

Abiding Crucified

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040829AM NR6-22 Mark -62 Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Abiding Crucified This morning the key to all you and I will ever be is summed up by two words “in Christ”. Our identification with Him in His work on the Cross brought us salvation. Our continuing with Him brings everlasting rewards. When we were saved we […]

Triumphant Living

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010722AM NR3-29 – John – 8 JESUS IS MY SALVATION MESSAGE SERIES PART – 8 TRIUMPHANT LIVING This morning to understand the Master’s Message, that is the Gospel that Jesus preached, the Gospel that Paul preached, and the Salvation that the people of the Bible lived out 20 centuries ago please open with me to […]

Where Are You On God’s Spiritual Map?

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010715AM NR3-28 JIMS – 7 John Series-41 Map John SERIES PART – 41 WHERE ARE YOU ON THE SPIRITUAL MAP OF YOUR LIFE? This is our 3rd week looking at the victorious, overflowing, abundant life Christ offered in the Gospel by John. This morning are you enjoying this power of Jesus Christ’s victorious life? For […]

Living Like Jesus Promised

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NR3-27 010708AM It is now maybe 60 or even 70 years after Christ’s amazing ministry. John has watched Christianity transforms literally millions of lives from one end of the world to the other. As the last living Apostle of Christ he was instructed by God’s Spirit to record the final Gospel Portrait of Jesus, and […]

How to Have the Endless Joy-filled LIfe

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010701AM NR3-26 John-5 JESUS IS MY SALVATION MESSAGE SERIES PART – 5 THE CREDENTIALS OF THE KING OF THE ENDLESS JOY FILLED LIFE! To begin our look at Christ’s offer of endless, overflowing, joy filled life look at John 20:31. Last century, blind Helen Lemmel wrote, “O soul are you weary and troubled? No light […]

Jesus is the Lamb of God

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010624AM NR3-25 John-4 JESUS IS MY SALVATION MESSAGE SERIES PART – 4 IS JESUS YOUR LAMB1 OF GOD? Isaiah 53 tells us that Jesus was crushed for our sins. Have you meditated upon all that was involved in that? From the image of the olive press in ancient Israel we understand what He endured for […]

Jesus is the Son of God

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010610AM NR3-24 JIMS-3 JESUS IS MY SALVATION MESSAGE SERIES JOHN PART-37 “JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD” This morning our Jesus Christ we are studying in the Gospel by John is the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, […]

Jesus in All the Gospels

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010603AM NR3-23 JIMS-2 JESUS IS MY SALVATION MESSAGE SERIES-2 John Series -36 “JESUS IN ALL THE GOSPELS” The greatest event the world has ever witnessed was the personal visit of God the Son to this earth. For three and ½ years Jesus lived, walked, and talked to everyone who would listen, explaining the way to […]

Who Moved the Stone?-2

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041114PM NR2-53 WOTB-34 Who Moved the Stone-2 Who Moved the Stone? John 20.1-15 Nothing in all the Bible compares to the drama of John 20. In these short verses we have the very heart of all we believe. Jesus Christ declared to be the Son of God – by the glorious power of the resurrection! […]

Like the Woman at the Well

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MMG-45 020414AM This morning please open with me to the woman at the well. In John 4 Jesus has a fascinating talk with a most unlikely candidate for His ministry. No one could have stood in greater[1] contrast to Nicodemus than this woman. He was a Jew, she was a Samaritan, a race that the […]

Snakes, Sinners and the Savior

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MMG-44 020407AM One of the best-known verses in the Bible is framed by one of the strangest scenes in the Bible. What are we learning this morning? John 3:16 and the story of Nicodemus. What is the setting? Snakes, Sinners and the Savior. Jesus uses a strange scene, snakes attacking and killing people as the backdrop for John […]

What a Wonderful Change

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MMG-16 020303AM There are two books that have been present in Christ’s church since those earliest days. We hear Paul mentioning this when he said “speak to yourselves in Psalms and hymns….”  Psalms are of course the Scriptures, God’s Word. Hymns have been traditionally defined as the testimonies of God’s saints in song. This morning […]

Do You Believe and Have This Life?

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MMG-15 020224AM What happens when you preach the gospel from the Gospels to lost sinners? Does it work any more? I mean does the gospel impact lives like it did in the world of Christ and the Apostles? Sometimes it seems that the Roman World of Bible times that Jesus and Paul lived in 20 […]

Christ in John

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KGD-20 980520WE   First Sign: Start in John 2:1-11. WATER TO WINE; HE IS LORD OF CREATION   Second Sign: Go to John 4:46-54 HEALING NOBLEMAN’S SON FROM AFAR; HE IS ALL POWERFUL (LORD OF TIME &  SPACE) Note v. 54 supernaturally empowered   Third Sign: Now 5:1-15 THE WITHERED MAN AT BETHESDA; HE IS LORD OVER SICKNESS […]

Do You Believe and Have This Life?

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KGD-07 020224AM Masters Message in John-1 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE SERIES JOHN-1 DO YOU BELIEVE AND HAVE THIS LIFE? What happens when you preach the gospel from the Gospels to lost sinners? Does it work any more? I mean does the gospel impact l like it did in the world of Christ and the Apostles? Sometimes […]

Peter Do You Love Me?

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GNB-06 070304AM Peter–Do You Love Me? .doc The Gospel of the New Beginning Peter’s Life of New Beginnings John 21 Peter—Do You Love Me? Lessons in Loving Jesus… “Peter, Do you love Me?” Have you ever answered the question Jesus asked three times to Peter? It was directed to Peter that morning two thousand years […]

The Lesson Peter NEVER Forgot

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GNB-05 070218AM Peter’s Life of New Beginnings.The Lesson Peter NEVER Forgot .doc The Gospel of the New Beginning Peter’s Life of New Beginnings John 21 The Lesson Peter Never Forgot Peter reached the bottom and came to his darkest hour. Alone and unprepared for temptation, he forgot Christ’s warning and plunged into waters too deep […]

Who Controls You?

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GHS-24 041017AM MARK -67 ABIDING SATISFIED Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Abiding Fruitful “Who controls you?” There in one word that determines everything about your future – control. Who is going to control your life – you or God? Who is going to take up your time – you or the Lord? What is going to […]

Abides Satisfied

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GHS-21 040919AM Mark -64 Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Abiding Satisfied I carry with me a reminder of the incredible plan God has for me, everywhere I go. It is a piece of gold. Most of you here this morning have one too. It is a ring. If you have anything made of gold, silver, or […]

Abides Sanctified

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GHS-20 040912am Mark -63 Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Abiding Sanctified We need to do a self-checkup of our spiritual health. Are you distant these days from God? Can you hardly remember the last time your life was fruitful? Do you feel far from joy and peace, victory and blessing? Do you hope that no one […]

Abides Crucified

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GHS-19 040829AM Mark -62 Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Abiding Crucified This morning the key to all you and I will ever be is summed up by two words “in Christ”. Our identification with Him in His work on the Cross brought us salvation. Our continuing with Him brings everlasting rewards. When we were saved we […]

Run the Race, Look to Jesus

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GHS-18 040822AM Mark-60 Fruitfulness Explained-3 Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Run the Race, Look to Jesus This morning we are looking at what God wants from everyone of us who live in the body He made for us. This body is His Temple and what we do with this temple will be the basis for our […]

Christ Abides in My Actions

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GHS-17 040815AM Mark -60 Christ wants to Abide in my Actions Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Christ wants to abide in my actions As Paul sat to write the words we will read this morning, he may have glanced out the window of his room along the busy streets of Corinth, watching the flow of athletes […]

Christ Abides in My Attitudes

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GHS-15 040725AM Mark -58 Christ Abiding in my Attitude Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Christ wants to Abide – In my Attitude This morning God expects fruit in the life of His children. That fruit comes from a good heart. That good heart is made good by God in a process called the new birth. We […]

Christ Abides in My Time & Treasures

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GHS-14 040718AM Mark -57 Fruitfulness Explained The Good Life – Bears Fruit Mark 4.8 & 20 Fruitfulness Explained: John 15.1-8 Christ wants to Abide – In my Time & Treasures God has big plans for you this morning – if you are His child. He wants to “yield a crop” in you and in me. […]

Lessons in Humility From John the Baptist

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EBG-29 070311PM I invite you to consider Jesus, humility—and the greatest man who ever lived up until Christ. The supreme lesson of John the Baptist’s life is humility. And there can be no more vital message that we all need to hear than that God HATES pride. God uses John because he was willing to […]

Peter – Do You Love Me

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070304AM EBG-27 Peter–Do You Love Me? .doc The Gospel of the New Beginning Peter’s Life of New Beginnings John 21   Peter—Do You Love Me? Lessons in Loving Jesus… “Peter, Do you love Me?” Have you ever answered the question Jesus asked three times to Peter? It was directed to Peter that morning two thousand […]

The Lesson Peter Never Forgot

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070218AM EBG-26 Peter’s Life of New Beginnings.The Lesson Peter NEVER Forgot .doc The Gospel of the New Beginning Peter’s Life of New Beginnings John 21   The Lesson Peter Never Forgot Peter reached the bottom and came to his darkest hour. Alone and unprepared for temptation, he forgot Christ’s warning and plunged into waters too […]

Servants of God Say Pure – Love on Its Knees

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EBG-21 070421PM The last scene in Christ’s life we are going to study this weekend is when Jesus washed His disciple’s feet. This may be called seeing ‘Love on Its Knees”. Jesus who came to serve, serves by kneeling before His troubled, proud, dirty disciples. Often our homes have the same problem that Jesus saw […]

Fruitfulness Explained – Abiding Sanctified

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EBG-19 040912AM We need to do a self-checkup of our spiritual health. Are you distant these days from God? Can you hardly remember the last time your life was fruitful? Do you feel far from joy and peace, victory and blessing? Do you hope that no one gets too close and asks you personal questions? […]

Fruitfulness Explained – Abiding Satisfied

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EBG-18 040919AM  I carry with me a reminder of the incredible plan God has for me, everywhere I go. It is a piece of gold. Most of you here this morning have one too. It is a ring. If you have anything made of gold, silver, or precious gemstones — you have that reminder also. […]

Fruitfulness Explained – Abiding Crucified

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EBG-10 040829AM This morning the key to all you and I will ever be is summed up by two words “in Christ”. Our identification with Him in His work on the Cross brought us salvation. Our continuing with Him brings everlasting rewards. When we were saved we became born again what? Christians. A Christian is […]

Be the Greatest Person by Being the Greatest Servant

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061224AM EBG-04 Christmas–Have you opened your present .doc Christmas: God Gave the Greatest gift of All Have you opened your present? Forgiveness John 3:16 Jesus is the greatest person who has ever lived; each year we celebrate His Birth as the coming of our salvation. Salvation is the greatest gift of all. Salvation is the […]

Spirit Filled Believers are Learning How to Friend God for Life

120805AM Choice-4 God’s Friend.docx Choices Every Spirit-Filled Believer should make Choice #4: Spirit-Filled Believers Are Learning How to Friend God for Life CHO-04 Genesis, John & James     Sometimes a person gets tagged, and that tag sticks with them through life. The same is true in the Bible, when God tags a person in […]

God’s Christmas Gift List

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 This Christmas was summed up by God in these words: “God so loved the world that he gave”.

Christ’s Birth was God giving the hope of salvation to all who would hear and respond in faith to His Son.

In this season of Christmas that one element still rings throughout the world: giving.

Sabbath Pictures – Seeing Christ Each Day – Revealing God’s Grace & Truth

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Christ Jesus is the theme of every part of the Bible, God’s Word. Jesus often reminded His audiences that the Scriptures speak about Him. Going to the Scriptures is the way to encounter Jesus.

Have you thought about that? When we think of each book, whether Obadiah or Philippians, He is the central message of every book. When we think of any doctrine, He is the central truth of every doctrine.

Why He Came – Jesus is the Door to Life Abundant

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Open with me to the Garden Tomb, on Resurrection morning in John 20:11-16[1].

We have come to the third and final stop on our journey through Passion Week.

Palm Sunday: We saw Who He Was;

Good Friday: We saw What He Did; and today,

Easter Sunday: We need to see Why He Came.

Dialoguing The Discipline Of Truth

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Do troubles and trials push you toward God – or away? 
Today, look back over your week. How is your spiritual health? Has it been a week with any trials, troubles, and struggles? Did pressures increase at work, at home, in your health or finances? And then what happens inside of you? Did you cry out to the Lord, fall upon His grace, turn from any wicked way? Or did you seethe in anger, wallow in self-pity, or worst of all harden your heart to spiritual things? 
The test of pruning (which is affirmative) and chastening (which is disciplinary) is in our response.
That is one of the simplest ways to test what is going on in your life. 
Pruning always draws us closer, chastening initially can push us away.

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Personal Discipleship Lesson 3 – Teaching Them To Follow Christ

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As we open to John 10 this morning, we look at the very foundation of Christianity.

Whose birth do we celebrate as God with us, Immanuel? Jesus Christ the Lord.

Who lived the only perfect human life ever lived? Jesus Christ the Lord.

Who dies a substitutionary, atoning death on the Cross of Calvary? Jesus Christ the Lord.

We are to go through life as the Great Commission says, leading people to follow Who? Jesus Christ the Lord.

True Sheep Hear the Voice of Jesus Christ as Their Shepherd and Follow Him

As we open our Bibles to John 10:22, Jesus is walking in the winter, Hanukkah time on the great porch of Herod’s Temple. It is amazing to find times in the Gospels that we can so relate to.

Jesus was Teaching
John 10 in December

First, it was cold and because of the weather Jesus stayed on the eastern side of the Temple (John 10:22-23). This is the exact same place where the early church continued to meet (Acts 3:11; 5:12). 

The Gospel by John’s Most Amazing Description of Salvation

Each of us as followers of Christ, have been commissioned by Him to spend our lives going and sharing the Gospel. Some of us preach, some of us pray, some of us go to other lands, others of us serve in the nursery, adult, youth, or children’s ministry; but each of us are seeking to be a part of bringing others to Christ.

    I’ve spent the past 35 years of my life preaching the simple Gospel, because I believe that Jesus Christ can change every life He’s allowed to touch. 
    
    For most of us sitting in this clean, comfortable, well-lit church auditorium, surrounded by hundreds of believers, that sounds very reasonable.

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Learning To Follow Our Master’s Palm Sunday Lessons For His Disciples

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Jesus constantly discipled His disciples; and Palm Sunday was no exception. 
Welcome to our ongoing study of Biblical exercises for spiritual health & fitness in 2014. Paul told Timothy, and all the generations of believers to come, stay close to Christ: command and teach the church to be all Christ taught us to be. That is what we have before us in the New Testament. We are to command in the sense that “God says this”, and we are to follow up with teaching them “how to” observe what Christ wants from us who please Him by our lives.

The Implications of Christ’s Convictions About Science, History & Prophecy

Tagged With: / The Power of the Book You Can Trust

What standard do we use to measure proper handling of the Bible? Whenever we use the Bible one standard we should always seek to gage if we are doing so correctly. The standard is how Jesus used God’s Word. 

This morning as we open to John 1:1-18, we need to consider the implications of Christ’s convictions about the Word of God, because:

Jesus has the
Highest View of Scripture

The Implications of Christ’s Convictions About Salvation

Tagged With: / The Power of the Book You Can Trust

This morning as we open to John 3:16, one of the best known verses in the Bible, we also open to just one of over 100+ different times the New Testament records the good news of salvation, or the Gospel, being explained. 

While turning to John 3, see if you can repeat with me the best know verse in the Bible. Here we go:

“For God….so loved…” 

Yes, there you have it—the best know verse in the Bible; and starting at this passage  we are considering the implications of Christ’s convictions about salvation. 

Trusting God’s Word Like Jesus Did

Tagged With: / Apologetics - How To Defend What We Should Believe

The Bible has probably never been under more attack than today. A generation is arising around us that doesn’t know the Bible well enough to defend it, and the secularists have taken the high ground and are winning in their attack on the trustworthiness of God’s Word

As a starting point for Apologetics, or giving a reasoned answer to those that question our faith in Christ, we need to affirm what God has said about His Word, the Bible.

Each of us would do well if we just decided to have the same view of Scripture as Jesus Christ had: Jesus had the highest view of Scripture.

Learning How to Pray: The Tabernacle Portrays the Pathway of Prayer that God Left for Us to Follow

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The tabernacle, which God instructed Moses to construct, is a powerful lesson to guide us in our pursuit of deepening our fellowship with the Lord.

ENTERING 
THE PRESENCE OF GOD

This is a journey into the presence of God. We enter God’s presence by way of His Tabernacle, God’s tent of Meeting. As we examine this incredible structure, we will see how every point of the God’s Tabernacle points to Jesus.

 
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