ESH-02 140112AM WHAT WAS THE FIRST EXERCISE? In Paul’s systematic plan for Timothy to stay healthy and fit for God. Paul first instructed Timothy in these six verses, with an ongoing exercise. That first spiritual exercise is: Timothy: Expose False Doctrines & Teachers (4:1-6a) Now before we examine what the extent of this first exercise […]
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 […]
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 […]
FTGC-06c 020324PM Short Clip 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 […]
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 […]
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210205AM Short Clip There are Only Healthy Christians & Sick Christians: Which are you? 1. The Calvary Road to Holy Living (John 14:21) Starts with Love 2. The Calvary Road to Holy Living: Trained by Grace Titus 2:11-13 3. The Calvary Road to Holy Living: Practice Daily Ephesians 4:22-24 4. The Calvary Road to Holy […]
From EBP-04a Submission, Humility, Rebellion, Lucifer, & The Ultimate Sin Of Pride 201016PM Short Clip The greatest plague on earth is pride. More people miss heaven for pride than any other sin. Wanting our own way is how God described our pitiful condition as lost ones. Isaiah 53: 6 All we like sheep have gone […]
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. […]
ESH-13 140406AM Jesus constantly discipled His disciples, and Palm Sunday was no exception. Welcome to our ongoing study of Biblical exercises for spiritual health & fitness in 2021. 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 […]
ESH-15 140511AM Have you ever wondered how people in the Bible shared the Gospel, and did evangelism way back then? Last week we looked at our Discipline of Discipleship and saw that we have the very same Gospel, the very same Mission, and the very same power source of the Spirit of God. This week […]
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. […]
ESH-27 140928AM 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 […]
ESH-28 141005AM 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 ABOUT THE BASICS: 1. Salvation: First we covered understanding salvation & baptism. 2. Scriptures: […]
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 […]
ESH-34 141207AM We are studying what it means to walk through life in step with the Spirit of God. There is nothing complicated about life as a believer, it is just staying under the direction & control of the Spirit. When we do so we can live the most amazing life possible, the life God […]
CLW-35 120129AM All True Believers Are Overcomers Listen to the Apostle John as he wrote to the early church: For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the […]
MOI-28 900408AM In fact, in all the Gospels as soon as the dust has settled from the Palm branch strewn road to Jerusalem, Christ is talking about things to come. Note what Matthew records: 1. Matthew 21:41 They said to Him, “He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease [his] vineyard to other […]
060701AM HOW DOES JESUS WANT US TO TREAT A BACKSLIDDEN CHRISTIAN? Remind them that–GOD FORGIVES! Anyone who comes to Jesus can experience what the Scriptures often declare—God is a God who offers His children complete forgiveness. Trace with me again those life-giving words in your hearts as I read them to you. You may even […]
ORS-13 040822PM CHRIST’S BURIAL WAS COSTLY: It cost Joseph and Nicodemus — They gave their time to Jesus. • They learned about Jesus. Probably in their studies together during the many months following Nicodemus’ first meeting with Jesus, the two friends spent much time in the 53rd chapter of Isaiah. There especially was the sacrificial […]
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 […]
From EBIs-04e The Incarnation & The Power Of Jesus Unleashed In His Great Names 201026PM Short Clip Jesus shines from every book of the Bible. Each reveals some truths about our beautiful Lord Jesus. And, there is one that has as its theme and central purpose to unveil and reveal JESUS CHRIST THE LORD. To […]
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-08 040404PM Short Clip The Passion Road Tonight we follow the Road to Calvary. The journey that Jesus took from Pilate’s Palace to the Pavement or Gabbatha in the Fortress of Antonio to Golgotha – was for the sin of the world. Jesus offered Himself there on that Cross as the Lamb of God. […]
ORS-09 040425PM Short Clip CALVARY WAS THE EXACT EVENT: • Jesus was ‘bruised in the heel’ just as Eve was promised by God in Genesis 3.15 – FIVE THOUSAND YEARS AGO! And what a promise! • Jesus was “lifted up” as Moses foresaw 1,500 years earlier in Numbers 21.8 (cf. John 3.14) with the brazen […]
From EBP-07d Money, Possessions, & Eternity – How God Measures Our Character By Our Money Usage 201019PM Short Clip Contentment Must Become a Learned Way of Life How do we learn to be content and then model and teach contentment to our families? One of the best ways to start is to do a study […]
ORS-10 040502PM Short Clip CALVARY WAS AT THE EXACT MOMENT: Jesus was crucified during Passover week. There were two calendars followed by the Jews in Christ’s time. The northern (Galilean) calendar went from sunrise to sunrise. The southern (Judean) calendar went from sundown to sundown. This allowed for everyone to celebrate all the intricacies of […]
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 […]
ORS-16 040919PM Short Clip Who was He? By way of the following verses, analyze with me just who it was that rose! ONE WHO HAD A NAME: John 18:1-11 Who has a name above all others, that every knee shall bow before? Jesus Christ our Lord, declared to be the Son of God with […]
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 […]
To join the Virtual Israel Tour follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVK6dN-9kLDnQhYBFuES09A/join The key to this entire account is the unfolding sight that these two witnesses capture for us. They did not immediately get it. The immensity of what had happened dawned upon them in stages as their minds processed what their eyes were seeing. First […]
EBIs-01e Jesus Believed The Bible Was True – Do You Believe The Bible As Much As Jesus Did 201024AM Short Clip One noted Bible teacher once said–“We have a faith rooted in history—not mystery. The words on the pages of Scripture are supporting by simple elements we can dig out of the ground. They prove […]
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-20 041107PM Short Clip 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 me at daybreak just outside Jerusalem. […]
MOI-07 010408PM WHY IS JERUSALEM—THE NERVE CENTER OF THE WORLD TO GOD? JERUSALEM: A LESSON IN GOD’S KINGSHIP: When you are chosen by God there is no limit to what all He can do with you! When God picked Jerusalem it was unknown and would have ended up like any other of the vanished cities […]
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 […]
ORS-28 110417AM Palm Sunday also marks the start of Passion Week, recording the days of Christ’s final earthly ministry before the Cross. The Four Gospels record Christ’s life in 89 chapters, His Final Week fills more than 1/3rd of the chapters of the Gospels: from Matthew 21 on, Mark 11 on, Luke 19 on, and […]
ORS-30 120410AM 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 their inspired accounts of this Palm Sunday event in Matthew 21, Mark 11, and Luke 21: more […]
ORS-31 120406GF On this Good Friday, our focus is upon the day that mankind murdered its Maker. As we turn to John 18, we begin to look at the most complete and reliable record of the Good Friday events. As we read the following verses, analyze with me just WHO it was that they crucified! […]
ORS-32 120408AM UNLEASHING CHRIST’S RESURRECTION POWER IN 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 paid the […]
ORS-37 160327AM Why He Came: Jesus is the Door to Life Abundant Today (John 20:11-16; 10:9-10). Open with me to the Garden Tomb, on Resurrection morning in John 20:11-16 . 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 […]
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 […]
BYT-35 081109AM Did you know that there is scientific, geological and hydrological proof that God already destroyed all earth-dwellers once (with water) in the Flood? That is a warning that He is coming soon to do that again only this time with FIRE. THE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION FOR OUR FAITH: THE SILENT WITNESS BENEATH OUR FEET […]
ORS-2016c Christ’s Omniscience: Jesus Can See Me Today Do you remember how the Gospels picture Christ’s ministry to His disciples when He was on earth? He always knew where His disciples were and what they needed. There is a spot, often referred to in the 4 Gospels as “the mountain”. It was the spot Jesus […]
191125AM 19-Samuel-01 The KEY to UNLOCK the BIBLE! We have come to the next class in a series of Bible lessons taught here in Asia to the NextGeneration of God’s servants. Missionaries preparing to go into the places where Christ is not known and make Him known. We are looking today at the KEY […]
Jesus’ Favorite Book 191107AM 19-Isaiah-01 Have you studied the ANCIENT PROPHETIC VOICE of God through Isaiah lately? I just finished teaching this magnificent book here in Asia. The early church called Isaiah the “Fifth Gospel”, and it was Paul, Peter, John, and Jesus’ FAVORITE book of the Bible. Isaiah is quoted from or alluded to […]
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.
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.
NR3-27 WFM-40 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 […]
NR3-10 TAB-19 XAS-14 020414PM John 7:37-38 WOMAN AT THE WELL John 4:10, 14 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” 14 but whoever drinks […]
KGD-20 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; […]
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.
Christ’s Life Gospels Pt2 JET-02 150215PM A Jet Tour Through Christ’s Life in the Gospels – Part 2
Christ’s Life Gospels Pt3 JET-03 150315PM A Jet Tour Through Christ’s Life in the Gospels – Part 3 God’s Word is full of many truths—each of which has countless applications in the lives of believers—but the supreme message God has delivered is that sinful people can be completely cleansed and securely kept in eternal fellowship with […]
There are 66 books, 1189 chapters, 31,175 verses and 810,697 words in God’s Word,
But only five of those words will determine if you are forever happy in Heaven, or forever horrified in Hell.
Jesus spoke those words to a desperate man nearly 2,000 years ago. Do you know them? Have you experienced them? Have these words mapped out your life and taken the Hell out of your future?
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. […]
God’s Authentic Word Pt2 JET-07 150726PM A Jet Tour Of The Majestic Life Of Christ & God’s Authentic Word – Part 7 One spot, so many blessings. Abraham meets Melchisadek here. Kidron Valley by the Water Tower Gates Hezekiah prepares for God’s deliverance here. Hezekiah’s Tunnel Jesus gives His 6th Sign here. Pool of Siloam […]
God’s Authentic Word Pt3 JET-08 150823PM A Jet Tour Of The Majestic Life Of Christ & God’s Authentic Word – Part 8
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 — […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
041107PM ORS-20 WTB-33 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 me at […]
ORS-17 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 […]
WFM-47 020414PM What do these verses have in common? WOMAN AT THE WELL John 4:10, 14 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” 14 but […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
ORS-04 SPC-06 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 at the time the Passover Lamb was chosen. He proclaimed Himself […]
ORS-02 SPC-04 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 […]
NR8-25 WFM-18 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 […]
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 […]
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-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 […]
NR8-37 WFM-30 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; […]
NR8-11 WFM-04 010812AM All this because when Jesus miraculously fed the 5000 and said I AM the BREAD He was saying: God blesses all of life. The multiplied barley loaves and fish were divinely created, and the satisfaction the people experienced must have been like no other in their lives. The food Jesus made for […]
NR8-34 WFM-27 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 […]
NR8-13 WFM-06 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 […]
EBG-29 GNB-08 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 […]
070304AM EBG-27 GNB-06 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 […]
070218AM EBG-26 GNB-05 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 […]
EBG-21 SPC-66 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 […]
EBG-19 GHS-20 NR6-23 NR7-42 WWJ-63 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 […]
EBG-18 GHS-21 WWJ-64 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 […]
EBG-10 GHS-19 NR6-22 NR7-41 WWJ-62 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? […]
061224AM EBG-04 GCM-35 GOS-02 Christmas–Have you opened your present 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 […]
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 […]
The essence of the Gospel is 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 the Scriptures
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.
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.
Open with me to the Garden Tomb, on Resurrection morning in John 20:11-16.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.