A Christmas Challenge

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ZNA-248 921220AM Lk3.1-20 A Narrative: John The Baptist Preaches (3:1-20) “The Coming Messiah Brings Hope And Sacrifice” Theme: John The Baptist Had A Message Of Hope – Jesus Christ Can Set Us Free, But It Costs Everything… Introduction: 1. When The Lord Told The Parents Of John The Baptist Of His Birth (1:16), It Was […]

Christ’s Seven Words From the Cross

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ZNA-59 990404AM 7 WORDS Christ’s 7 last words from the cross Word # 1 The Word of Forgiveness Luke 23:33-34 Last words are often long remembered. For those we love last words are always treasured. Often they are a distillation of their life. From the pulpit of Calvary, upon the Cross Christ spoke seven times. […]

Christ-in All the Book of Luke

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XAS-31 980422WE ð Matthew speaks to the Jews and the deeply religious of our day.The Jews who loved the Scriptures and the prophecies of God. They would only listen to one of their own.  ð Mark spoke to the Romans. These were the leaders and leadership and action impressed them. They knew nothing of Scriptures but everything […]

Corinth and the Bema Seat

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021124AM Prayer-18  GDGW-37 WTB-39 LAYING HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE: BY CONSECRATION “LOSERS ARE KEEPERS” Losers are Keepers   Remember when you went to school as a kid? Out in the playground you learn a lot of things that stay through life. Here’s one “Finders keepers, losers (what?) weepers”. Right?   Well let’s find out. Turn […]

Peter’s Darkest Hour

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WTB-12 040201PM Luke 22:60-62 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny […]

Gallicantu and Peter’s Failures

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040118PM WTB-11 WOTB-11 From the Cradle to the Cross-4 GALLICANTU The Lord wants us to learn a lesson about Peter tonight. The lesson is that God does not want to emphasize OUR FAILURES – He wants to emphasize HIS FORGIVENESS. That is the lesson of Gallicantu, the place where the rooster crowed twice after Peter […]

The Greatest Life Ever Lived

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040104PM WOTB-10 From the Cradle to the Cross-3 WTB-10 From the Cradle To the Carpenter’s Shop To the Cross     Title Slide This evening I would like to take you on a Faith Journey. That is a journey that strengthens and encourages faith in God’s Word and in God’s Plan for each of us. […]

Gethsemane

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031102PM The World of the Bible-05 Gethsemane WTB-05 THE WORLD OF THE BIBLE: GETHSEMANE Matthew 26.36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.   Mark 14:32 Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He […]

Pestilences

 050227am Whats Next-03 WNS-10 What’s Next Series Pestilences Luke 21:11 Tonight a menacing plague is stalking our planet.   Quietly in farms and homes across Asia a global, deadly, unstoppable inflenza pestilence is mutating, strengthening—and trying to find a way out.   Last time it got out almost four million people died in 1964.   […]

Learning Life Long Commitment

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WFP-33 021201AM Our text is Luke 9.57-62 What I am about to say to you is common knowledge. In fact all of us who ever traveled on a highway have learned exactly what I am about to share. But to underline our text in your minds, I’ll remind you of an old truth most of […]

Praying Like Jesus Said

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WFP-02 990131AM When the disciples watched Jesus pray,  they felt He was getting through. They were so moved by His prayer habits they asked Him to teach them. What Jesus gave them was a model to steer us into prayers that God hears. When we follow Christ’s words we are praying in the Spirit. And […]

What God Wants To Do With Spirit-Filled Dads, Moms, & Children – Lessons From The 1st Spirit-Filled Family

FTF-11  141214AM ESH-35 Spirit Filled Family.docx Truth-3: Spirit-Filled Living a Spirit-Filled Life, Useful to God: is Not Easy Luke 1:5-80   Today we are looking at Christmas through the lens of the Holy Spirit. We see another way God teaches us about the Spirit’s work, using the lives of everyday people surrounding Christ’s birth. First […]

Learning Life Long Commitment

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WFF-38 021201AM Our text is Luke 9.57-62   What I am about to say to you is common knowledge. In fact all of us who ever traveled on a highway have learned exactly what I am about to share. But to underline our text in your minds, I’ll remind you of an old truth most […]

Seven Words of Hope & Lie

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TAB-22 040411AM Jesus lives. The Tomb is empty. Death is defeated. The Grave is opened. God is in control. His Word is true. The Devil is destroyed. Death, Hell, and the Grave are rendered powerless by Christ’s Resurrection. God won. When Jesus rose the disciples were able to talk with Him, learn from Him, and […]

Tenth Anniversary-Barnetts

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050227am SPC-38 Whats Next-03 What’s Next Series Pestilences Luke 21:11 Tonight a menacing plague is stalking our planet. Quietly in farms and homes across Asia a global, deadly, unstoppable inflenza pestilence is mutating, strengthening—and trying to find a way out. Last time it got out almost four million people died in 1964. The time before […]

Words of Hope from Our Risen Lord

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ORS-25 070408AM Easter Seven Wonderful Reminders from Our Risen Lord   .doc SEVEN WONDERFUL REMINDERS From Our Risen Lord Luke 24:44 What does this Resurrection morning mean to all of us gathered in Christ? Everything. It is everything to us. All that we believe, all that we hope, all that we trust—everything was on Jesus when […]

Seven Last Words of Hope and Life

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NR7-27 040411AM  Jesus lives. The Tomb is empty. Death is defeated. The Grave is opened. God is in control. His Word is true. The Devil is destroyed. Death, Hell, and the Grave are rendered powerless by Christ’s Resurrection. God won. When Jesus rose the disciples were able to talk with Him, learn from Him, and […]

Jesus Explains the Gospel

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010401AM NR6-44 Mark-50 Masters Message in Luke-10 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE IN LUKE-9 FAITH THAT SAVES IS HUMBLE AND SUBMITTING We come now to the close of our survey of Luke. In these past weeks since Christmas we have seen that Jesus shares the Good News of salvation 23 times, each unique and yet each with […]

Are You In?

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010311AM NR6-43 Mark-47 Masters Message in Luke-7 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE SERIES LUKE-7 “ARE YOU IN?” Do you know if you are “in” yet? Are you assured of eternal life? Who is really going to Heaven? Those may well be the most urgent question of our earthly existence. We live is a religious world that is […]

How to Escape the Fires of Hell

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010114AM NR6-25 Mark-45 Masters Message in Luke-5 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE SERIES LUKE-5 HOW TO ESCAPE ETERNAL HELL Of all the various type of disasters that befall us as humans, one of the more feared situations is to be trapped in a burning building. Over the past few years there have been several tragic scenes of […]

Hearing Christ’s Voice

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010107AM NR6-24 Mark-44 Masters Message in Luke-4 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE SERIES LUKE-4 HEARING CHRIST’S VOICE This morning the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most wonderful message ever conceived, and the most powerful formula ever devised. What do I mean? Well when someone hears and believes God’s Word their life is revolutionized. What can the […]

Preserved by God

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010610PM NR5-18 Preserved MOI-12 THE MIRACLE OF ISRAEL: PRESERVED GOD’S UNBREAKABLE PROMISE TO ABRAHAM Luke 19:41-44 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from […]

A Tour of the Grave

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050306AM NR4-24 Whats Next-04 Grave What’s Next Series One Moment after Death Luke 16:19-31 We are in the midst of our What’s Next Series. We are studying prophetic Scriptures that are coming to pass just as God promised that they would. This morning I want to look at the most frequently fulfilled prophecy of all. […]

Pestilences

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050227am NR4-23 Whats Next-03 What’s Next Series Pestilences Luke 21:11 Tonight a menacing plague is stalking our planet. Quietly in farms and homes across Asia a global, deadly, unstoppable inflenza pestilence is mutating, strengthening—and trying to find a way out. Last time it got out almost four million people died in 1964. The time before […]

A Tribulation Survival Guide

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050206AM NR4-20 The End Of The World-5 Prophetic-07 Tribulation Survival Guide Jesus Explains The End of the World Luke 21:7-36 This message is one of 22 messages in the What’s Next MP3 CD available at: www.dtbm.org . For centuries, skeptics who deny God’s Word is reliable and inspired—have pointed to one entire chapter of the […]

Jesus Explains the Tribulation

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050130AM NR4-19 The End Of The World-4 Prophetic-06 Tribulation Survival Guide Jesus Explains The End of the World Luke 21:7-36 Auschwitz and the Final Holocaust In Luke 21 Jesus preaches a sermon about the End of the World. The end of the world is easier to comprehend when we can compare it to the world […]

Earth’s Final Day

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050123AM NR4-18 The End Of The World-3 Jesus Explains The End of the World Luke 21:7-36 I have been thinking about time all week long. New Year’s Day and birthdays always do that. Time is marching unstoppably toward the end–the end of the world, the end of life, the end of days. As we open […]

When is the End?-2

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050116AM NR4-16 The End Of The World-2 Jesus Explains The End of the World Luke 21:7-36 All of the excitement about the great quake of 2004 is slowly moving away from the headlines of the news reports. Our military will soon be wrapping up aid flights. For us thousands of miles from the epicenter of […]

When is The End of the World

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050109AM NR4-14 End Of The World.Travel. Prophetic-01 Prophetic Series-1 Christ’s Return and the End of the World Tribulation, Tsunamis And Global Travel Luke 21:7-36 In Matthew 24 we get to see the Tribulation from Christ’s perspective. What will the end of days be like? Jesus tells us– Matthew 24:22 And unless those days were shortened, […]

Gallicantu – Peter’s Failures

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040118PM NR2-39 WOTB-11 From the Cradle to the Cross-4 GALLICANTU The Lord wants us to learn a lesson about Peter tonight. The lesson is that God does not want to emphasize OUR FAILURES – He wants to emphasize HIS FORGIVENESS. That is the lesson of Gallicantu, the place where the rooster crowed twice after Peter […]

Jesus Explains the Gospel

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MMG-14 010401AM We come now to the close of our survey of Luke. In these past weeks since Christmas we have seen that Jesus shares the Good News of salvation 23 times, each unique and yet each with the same basic elements. In fact, Luke ends with a summary of the Gospel in chapter 24. […]

The Power of the Gospel

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MMG-12 010318AM This Gospel of Jesus is powerful. Have you shared it this week? As we turn back now to our opening text in Luke 14:15-24 may I illustrate the power of the Gospel? Listen to Christ’s power of salvation from this moving story from World War II.. Remember the Day of Infamy when we […]

Hearing Christ’s Voice – Luke-4

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MMG-08 010107AM During60 Ravi Zacharias’s ministry in Vietnam in 197I, one of his interpreters who traveled with him was Hien Pham. Within four years Vietnam fell, and Hien’s fate was unknown, until seventeen years later, in 1988.   Shortly after Vietnam fell to the Communists, Hien was arrested. Accused of aiding and abetting the Americans […]

Seeing Christ in the Gospel by Luke

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KGD-19 980422WE   Matthew speaks to the Jews and the deeply religious of our day.The Jews who loved the Scriptures and the prophecies of God. They would only listen to one of their own. Mark spoke to the Romans. These were the leaders and leadership and action impressed them. They knew nothing of Scriptures but everything […]

Are You In?

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KGD-08 010311AM Mark-47 Masters Message in Luke-7 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE SERIES LUKE-7 “ARE YOU IN?” Do you know if you are “in” yet? Are you assured of eternal life? Who is really going to Heaven? Those may well be the most urgent question of our earthly existence. We live is a religious world that is […]

Believers are Word Receiving

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KGD-06 010325AM Mark-49 Masters Message in Luke-9 THE MASTER’S MESSAGE SERIES LUKE-9 RECEIVING THE WORD This morning we are looking at one of the foundational truths of our salvation. True Christians are those who have received God’s Word. Think of the verses you know so well: John 5:24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he […]

Lessons in Seeking Christ from the Humble Shepherds

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121224LS Shepherds .docx Christmas Eve Communion Lessons in Seeking Christ From the Humble Shepherds Luke 2:1-20 GCM-51   The Shepherds are so much like us. They heard and responded to God, and came to Christ.   From their lives tonight, join me is seeing the way those who greeted Christ at His arrival, have shown […]

Mary – The Beautiful Woman

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101212AM  GCM-47 Mary: A Beautiful Woman Luke 1:26-55   God loves beauty, surrounds Himself with beauty, and wants us to allow His beauty to be upon us. In the prayer of Moses the man who knew God face-to-face we find these words, listen to Moses’ prayer at the very end of Psalm 90:   Psalm 90:17 […]

Joseph – The Quiet Man

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101205AM  GCM-46 Joseph: The Quiet Man Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2   As we open to Matthew 1, whenever I look at the cast of Christmas: one member stands out because he is so quiet.   Joseph is one of the main characters: he opens the Christmas story in Matthew 1 and closes the story in […]

The Theology of Christmas

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101128AM GCM-45 Theology.doc The Glory of Christmas Series: The Theology of Christmas Luke 1:5-80 Isn’t it amazing how excited the witnesses of Christmas became, as they saw Him?   Surrounding Christ’s birth are groups of believers who overflow with geysers of praise.   Sometimes we need to get close to them and see what they […]

Anna – Living A Grace-Energized Life Of Praise

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081130PM GCM-43 Anna: Living a Grace-Energized Life of Praise Luke 2:36-40   As we open to Luke 2:36, and are introduced to the life of Anna, I’d ask you to underline two words in your mind. First, in v. 36 “she was of great age”—underline in your mind OLD. Second, in v. 37 “a widow […]

Anna – Living a Life of Hope

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GCM-41 071223AM ANNA—LIVING A LIFE OF PRAISE GCM-41 .DOC ANNA: LIVING A GRACE-ENERGIZED LIFE OF PRAISE Luke 2:36-40 As we open to Luke 2:36, and are introduced to the life of Anna, I’d ask you to underline two words in your mind. First, in v. 36 “she was of great age”—underline in your mind OLD. […]

Simeon – Ready to Go

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FJC-05 091227PM Simeon: Ready to Go Luke 2:29 Simeon is introduced to us by God in Luke 2:25-35, and if it wasn’t for that introduction, he would be like untold billions of others throughout human history that were only know by those closest to them during their lives; and who died without leaving a trace. […]

Seeing and Worshiping Our God in a Manger

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FJC-04 091224PM Seeing & Worshipping Our God in a Manger Luke 2:4-7 Tonight, Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion is when we as believers get to relive that scene in the Stable, at the Manger, with the Shepherds and Wisemen. In this quiet service, we come in the darkness to see the Light of the World who […]

Ordinary People – Zacharias & Elisabeth

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FJC-01 091129AM Finding Christ this Christmas— Ordinary People: Zacharias & Elisabeth Luke 1:5-80 Christmas is the record of God using a team of ordinary people to do extraordinary works for His Glory, and that is what we see first in the lives of the first couple we meet named Zachariah & Elisabeth as we open […]

Salvation – The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs

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061210AM EBG-01 Christmas–The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs Luke 1.78-79 .doc Christmas: God Came In the Darkest Night The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs Luke 1:78-79 Christmas is all about gifts; gift giving, give buying, and gift receiving make up so much of these weeks of the year. Many are looking for the most “wanted” […]

Ten Secrets For Eternal Unfading Beauty

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ACL-05 970601AM MARY-3 MARY -LOVING GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART TEN SECRETS FOR ETERNAL UNFADING BEAUTY The other day while standing in one of those endless lines at the super market my eyes caught the following headlines on a newspaper, “World’s most beautiful woman hospitalized”. Quickly whipping out my cell phone I called Bonnie and […]

Joseph & Mary – God’s Communication Methods And How God Chooses To Communicate To Guide Us Today

Have you ever noticed how clearly God personally communicated with the characters of Christmas? God explains things to them, shows them when and where to go, warns them of dangers, and arranges amazing meetings for them. What a wonderful way to live with God communicating so clearly & powerfully.

The Hope Jesus Gives Reflected in the Faces of the Characters of Christmas in Matthew & Luke

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God surrounded the Birth of His Son with some of the most hope filled passages in the Bible.

The story of Christmas is an inspired collection of pictures captured by God for our learning, in His Word.

Each one of the details we know of Christ’s Birth are intimate scenes experienced by only a few, and for just a moment; but enjoyed by all of God’s children ever since.

Giving to God a Life Wrapped with Humility

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Before we move too far on from Christmas in this new year, open with me please, to Luke 2:8-20.

As we open in our Bibles to the Gospel by Luke, chapter 2, we are continuing to look at Practicing Biblical Humility. God provides us with one of the most beautiful portraits of humility in this so well-known account from Christ’s birth. Look at the elements God uses to make this portrait of humility:

Like Simeon, God Offers To Us The Spirit-Filled, Illumined, And Led Life

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 Word and spiritual nurture by daily feeding upon the Word.

How Mary Immortalized Her Very Common Life By Very Un-Common Living

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 desires us to live. This morning as we look at Mary there is one truth we need to notice:

Saved to Have Hope

The closer we get to the end of days, the more we need the bright hope of the early church that radiated from the catacombs and arenas of persecution to radiate from our lives today.

As we open to Luke 21 we find Jesus explaining how to impact our lost world for Him on a daily basis. We can make a choice, that makes our life able to powerfully display Him to a watching world; and that choice is to live in hope. When we live in hope we redeem our time. Daily life when filled with hope makes every moment count for eternity.

The Book Jesus Trusted

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As an eight year old, I will always remember learning one word in the sign language of the deaf—the Bible was the “Jesus” (signed by nail prints in hands) “Book” (signed by hands, palms together and then opening like a book)”.

What a perfect way to portray, describe, and express the truth of God’s Word. Our Bibles really are, and should always be to us: the Jesus Book.

The Jesus Book

While here on Earth Jesus lived out the God’s Word, spoke God’s Word, used the God’s Word, and affirmed God’s Word. Central to we believe is this Jesus Book. In fact, after Christ’s Resurrection He came back and taught a small class on “How to Understand the Bible”, He had two students and a recording of His lesson remains for us in Luke 24. As we open there, listen as Jesus explains to ordinary people, the extraordinary content of the Book we hold in our hands today. Luke 24:25-45:

The First Lord’s Supper

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Tonight in Luke 22:24 we go back to THE Lord’s Supper, by that I mean the first, the original, and the model for us from Jesus Christ Himself to us His Church. 

On this night of the first Lord’s Supper, Jesus models an attitude what we must choose to have each time we come to His Table.

The Problem They Faced

 
 
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