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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 […]


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-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 […]


To join the Virtual Israel Tour follow this link:   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 […]

THE GODLY HUSBAND’S MANDATE–The Priority of Tenderness & Praising Your Wife

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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.


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.

How to Have the Endless Joy-filled Life

MMG-42   NR3-26   TAB-26  WFM-39   XAS-05 010701AM 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 […]

Living like Jesus Promised

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 […]

Christ-in All the Book of John

Tagged With: / Christ In All The Scriptures, Knowing God

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; […]

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.


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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 […]

Run the Race, Look to Jesus

GHS-18  MMG-34   NR6-21   NR7-40   WWJ-61 040822AM Run the Race, Look to Jesus Today 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 everlasting reward in His […]

Who Moved the Stone-1

Tagged With: / Our Risen Savior, World of the Bible

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 […]

Believers are Worshipers

020421AM MMG-46   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 […]

Snakes, Sinners and the Savior

MMG-44   WFM-46 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 […]

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 […]

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?

Tagged With: / Our Risen Savior, Whom Did They Crucify?

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 […]

Palm Sunday-Behold the Lamb

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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[1] at the time the Passover Lamb was chosen. He proclaimed Himself […]

The Greatest Power of All

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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 […]

How to Get Christ’s Well Done

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 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 […]

Like the Woman at the Well

Tagged With: / Master's Message-Disciples Path

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 […]

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 […]

Christ Abides in My Actions

GHS-17    MMG-33   NR6-20   NR7-39   WWJ-60 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, […]

Christ Abides in My Attitudes

GHS-15   MMG-31   NR6-18   NR7-37   WWJ-58 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 […]

Christ Abides in My Time & Treasures

GHS-14    MMG-30   NR6-17   NR7-36  WWJ-57 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” […]

Peter – Do You Love Me

Tagged With: / Energized By Grace, Gift Of New Beginnings

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 […]

The Lesson Peter Never Forgot

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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 […]

Fruitfulness Explained – Abiding Sanctified

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 […]

Fruitfulness Explained – Abiding Crucified

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? […]

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

Tagged With: / Finding Jesus This Christmas

 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

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

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

Tagged With: / Heaven: The Throne Room of the Universe

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

Tagged With: / Heaven: The Throne Room of the Universe

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

Tagged With: / Exercises for Spiritual Health and Fitness

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.