ESH-03 140126AM Short Clip We have been examining the Discipline of Truth: that God is the source of truth, and that we are to know and defend His truth. So that leads us to ask: What are the Biblical Convictions—of a Citizen of Heaven while living on Earth? If I were to apply the truths […]
Q&A-117b 210107PM GOD SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE NOT RIOTERS & ANARCHISTS Every day of our lives we make choices. Those choices will often involve a response to an authority God has placed around us. For a moment look at I Peter 2:13 with me. Submit in the New Testament world this word often speaks a soldier’s […]
EBP-11a Q&A – Testimony, Courtship, Disciplines & Calling 201126AM Short Clip The 10 Best Decisions John Barnett Has Made In Life are–SIMPLE HABITS FOR POWERFUL LIVING. In this Chapel for East-Asian, Next-Generation students we were asked to give them personal and practical advice from what we have learned during our lifetime walking with God. Here […]
2020REV-13b The 144,000 Evangelists – God The Savior’s Special Forces 200423PM Short Clip In Ephesians 1, we see that when believers come to Christ they are: chosen, sealed, spiritually filled, spiritually led, protected, rewarded, servants, and owned. This is exactly what God does for the 144,000 Jews who become Christians. The Holy Spirit of God […]
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 […]
210130AM Short Clip So that is how we also are to live this new life in Christ, by faith in the truth of God’s Word. As we saw last time: First, we must Remind ourselves of what GOD has Done (6:1-10) The same way we were saved is the same way we live the […]
MOI-50 980719AM Short Clip THE MYSTERY OF JESUS THE BOOK The Book of the Revelation of Jesus gives God’s record of all of history from the founding of Christ’s Church through the ages until the end of the earth and the ushering in of Heaven. The 1st three chapters deal with the church age. […]
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 […]
EBP-06d God Desires You To Live The Un-Intoxicated Life, Are You 201017PM Alcohol, God’s Servants & My Convictions Romans 14; Proverbs & Ephesians 5:18 First off to answer this question I must confess that I do not drink alcohol in any form, by conviction. My convictions based on God’s Word are: First, I don’t drink […]
Devotional Bible Study EBIs-00a FTGC-00h Start A New Habit By Maximizing Your Devotional Time In Isaiah Starting Today! 201022PM Short Clip The Devotional Method Project Our course project is picking ten chapters from Isaiah to spiritually digest, using a method called the “Devotional Method of Bible Study” that follows these steps after you read each […]
ESH-14 140504AM The only trustworthy, reliable, authoritative explanation of God is right here in our hands: it is God’s Word the Bible. The Bible is the only real key to unlock truth about God, thus it is: the only sure doorway into His salvation, the only official map that leads to God, the only trustworthy […]
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. […]
EBP-06 God Desires You To Live The Un-Intoxicated Life, Are You 201017PM Short Clip Peter explains for us the balanced-mind that God wants and that Paul instructs Titus to train up. Peter uses five, very targeted exhortations, in 1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war […]
EBIs-12 The (ONLY) Gospel By God – In The Greatest Chapter In The Bible – Do You Understand Salvation 201030AM Short Clip Isaiah 53–THE GREATEST INTRODUCTION TO JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOR Proof that God is the author of Scripture and Jesus its fulfillment is found in Isaiah 53, in the minute essential details exactly fulfilled […]
ESH-26 140907AM What Does a Normal, Healthy Believer Look Like? In Romans 15, Paul who had never been to Rome was writing to the church there and commending them on their living out the truth of Christ. He describes many elements of their lives that were what he noted as good, healthy and part of […]
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-32 141116AM HOW CAN WE AVOID GRIEVING THE HOLY SPIRIT? We can choose to keep God’s commandments and to lead a disciplined life. There are so many verses, let me just show you a couple. Turn to Romans 8—this is probably the best part of the Bible to mine out truth about the Holy Spirit. […]
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 […]
ESH-37 150104AM Short Clip GOD SAYS: THE BEST LIFE POSSIBLE IS LIVING IN SPIRIT POWERED CONSECRATION. The New Testament book of Romans contains the most complete description, of the most important event of all human history: Christ’s work on the Cross. In Romans 12 we find the response God expects from us as we begin […]
210302AM Short Clip FIVE Choices that Can Strengthen Our Focus upon God 1-Make a choice to Read God’s Word before Social Media or any online activities each morning. That choice reflects Christ’s Words in Matthew 6:33 “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God”. 2-Make a plan to: Create an intentional place of solitude, so that you […]
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 […]
210303PM God left us here to tell people that there’s a way in which all their sins can be forgiven forever. The Gospel: God Forgives Sin! When we witness or share the Gospel, we go around and tell people, “God will forgive all your sins. Are you interested?” Heaven is a place […]
MOI-29 900408PM God’s intervention, we all face gradual decay and disease and ultimate death…but wait—God has good news… GOD’S GOOD NEWS IS THE RAPTURE – “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall indeed not all sleep, but we shall all be changed” (I Cor. 15:51). “For the Lord, himself will descend from […]
SUF-09 960303PM Short Clip If you’re opening your Bibles to Genesis chapter 12, we’re only going to take the next segment of Abraham’s life. But all of life is a struggle and the scriptures describe as actually in the Book of Philippians as fellow strugglers. Salvation begins as a struggle it says in Luke 13 […]
WFF-03 & DWM-02 Men – How To Nurture Your Wife Spiritually 991013WE Short Clips A GODLY HUSBAND DISCIPLES HIS WIFE AS HE EXPERIENCES PERSONAL CONSECRATION Deuteronomy 6:4-6 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, […]
ORS-14 040829PM Short Clip He Rose Again The great defining passage on the Gospel is 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. Here, the Gospel is defined as the good news that – • “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; • And that He was buried, • and that He rose again the third day according […]
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-23; 060416AM Short Clip To join the Virtual Israel Tour follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVK6dN-9kLDnQhYBFuES09A/join Why Did Jesus Have to Die? YOU CAN EXPLAIN IT TO SOMEONE IN SEVEN WORDS! God’s Word captures many amazing, miraculous, and profound events, but none are more precious than the marvelous record of Christ’s Resurrection. Consider anew this morning […]
MOI-06 010325PM GOD’S UNBREAKABLE PROMISE TO ABRAHAM Four thousand and one hundred years ago, yes 41 centuries ago God made a promise called a covenant with a man we know named Abraham. God did not only speak this promise, it was dramatically displayed by a ceremony called “cutting a covenant”. In the style we know […]
MOI-10 010527PM GOD’S UNBREAKABLE PROMISE TO ABRAHAM: CHOSEN BY GOD Genesis 1-2 Creation Genesis 3 the fall and Promise of a Savior Genesis 4 the murder of the godly line and the birth of Seth Genesis 5 the Godly line and Enoch Genesis 6-9 Noah picked and saved Genesis 10 the line of Shem Genesis […]
Short Clips DWM-10e 020512PM SACRIFICIAL: 2 Timothy 3:1-2 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your […]
BYT-41 090308AM When Jesus faced off with the Devil His weapons were simple—three carefully chosen verses from God’s Holy Word. As we open to Revelation 2, we find that same Jesus writing to a church that had learned the same lesson—how to use God’s Word to overcome and resist the devil, his demons, and […]
Transform How You Pray FTGC-00g 200903AM For the past 4 years, Bonnie & I have lived eleven months out of each year on the road teaching, mentoring, and counseling NextGeneration students & FrontLine missionaries. We are back on the road again only going from one virtual studio classroom to another. Here’s just what is on […]
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?
ZNA-211 930919AM THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL ROMANS 1:16 Our text is Romans 1:16. Let’s go there together and find a new sense of wonder at the good news from God. The glorious gospel that we must never be ashamed of. This morning, let me tell you about some who have gone before you and have been […]
111016PM WTB-4 Roman.doc WTB-61 World of the Bible Series: Eternal Crowns for Believers Illustrated by Paul, using the Roman World of the New Testament, and the Metaphors of the Godly Walk in the Epistles Unfading crown vs. the Laurel wreath Casting crowns Five Crowns are described. The Imperishable Crown (I glorified God by choosing […]
081026PM WNS-6 Bema.doc WNS-37 Seven Big Events on God’s Calendar for Earth: #2 The Judgment of Believers The Bema Seat Romans 14:10-12 What will matter when you stand alone right in front of Jesus? What do you wish to have in your hands to give to the One who loved you and gave Himself for […]
081012PM WNS-5 Heaven.doc WNS-36 Seven Big Events on God’s Calendar for Earth: #2 The Judgment of Believers Seeing in Heaven Romans 14:10-12 As we open to II Peter 3, think about the greatest day of our lives. That will be the day we each get to stand before the Lord Jesus Christ—and kneel in front […]
ESH-37 FTF-14 150104AM Best Life Possible.docx Live the Best Life Possible: Living & Walking in Consecration Romans 12:1-2 As we look at a brand new year right in front of us, what would be the best way to use the most precious commodity: our time we have to live? Perhaps no verse is better […]
LNB-41 110828PM Q&A-03 Alcohol.doc What God’s Word says about: Christians, Alcohol & Addictions; Gray Areas, Sin & Sanctification; Liberty & Legalism Romans 14; Proverbs & Ephesians 5:18 As believers, God offers through His Word an entire philosophy of how to please God in the realm of gray areas, questionable things, liberty, and legalism; and all […]
050116pm NR4-22 NR5-29 Standing Before Jesus STANDING BEFORE JESUS Please open to our church memory verse that we began to learn this morning. In 1st Peter 3:10-11 we learn what God says really matters in life. Listen to the voice of that wizened old fisherman, with a glowing heart of hope and joy–named […]
Rom. 14:22 Have it to yourself before God. This is better translated, “have as your own conviction before God.” Paul urges the strong believer to understand his liberty, enjoy it, and keep it between God and himself. what he approves. The strong believer maintains a healthy conscience because he does not give a weak believer a cause to stumble.
Today we are looking at the backbone of God’s Word the Bible. That backbone is the Law. God explains His Law as being the teaching, or rules, or directions of the Divine Teacher.
We have been examining the Discipline of Truth: that God is the source of truth, and that we are to know and defend His truth. So that leads us to ask: What are the Biblical Convictions—of a Citizen of Heaven, while living on Earth?
If I were to apply the truths or doctrines of the Scriptures as far as they relate to the current climate in human society, I would say that God has revealed Himself in His Word as:
GOD is Pro-Life—God is opposed to Abortion and Euthanasia. He is the Creator of Life, the One who grants conception.
GOD is Pro-Marriag
In Romans 15, Paul who had never been to Rome was writing to the church there and commending them on their living out the truth of Christ. He describes many elements of their lives that were what he noted as good, healthy, and part of a normal life of one supernaturally saved.
Mature, normal, healthy believers display compassion for believers who differ with their convictions (Romans 15:1-3).
How Can We Avoid Grieving the Holy Spirit?
We can choose to keep God’s commandments and to lead a disciplined life. There are so many verses, let me just show you a couple. Turn to Romans 8—this is probably the best part of the Bible to mine out truth about the Holy Spirit. And this is what I want on your heart as we commune at the Lord’s Supper this morning. When we grieve and quench the Holy Spirit it immediately impacts the key areas of our Spiritual life. Romans 8:2 says this: When we sin, we must confess the sin immediately and repent of it, changing our minds and our behavior to conform to God’s statutes.
111016PM WTB-4 Roman.doc WTB-60 World of the Bible Series: Eternal Crowns for Believers Illustrated by Paul, using the Roman World of the New Testament, and the Metaphors of the Godly Walk in the Epistles Unfading crown vs. the Laurel wreath Casting crowns Five Crowns are described. The Imperishable Crown (I glorified God by choosing […]
The only trustworthy, reliable, authoritative explanation of God is right here in our hands: it is God’s Word the Bible.
The Bible is the only real key to unlock truth about God, thus it is: the only sure doorway into His salvation, the only official map that leads to God, the only trustworthy reference book that defines and reveals God, the only verified classification guide to explain what God does, and the only navigational chart that leads us to the True & Living God.
DWM-54 091004AM Consecration is giving our bodies as a living sacrifice to Christ. That is what Jesus says as we open to Luke 9. The truth of consecration is: “Losers are Keepers”? God’s ways are so different than ours. Remember when you went to school as a kid? Out in the playground you […]
Salvation is amazing. Through seven divine works of God, guilty sinners are made ready for dwelling in the Presence of God forever, and their bodies formerly slaves to sin instantly become the very dwelling place, and temple of God. How does God do all that? He does it through the seven elements that make up the Gift of Salvation. As we open again to Romans 5, remember again what God does in each of us who believe:
In FORGIVENESS: God removes my debts. Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
In JUSTIFICATION: God changes my State. Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.