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Peter Thompson
December 7, 2017

12-3-17 Evening-Used By God: John

Luke 1:11-17 Used By God: John INTRODUCTION:  This story is a precursor to the Christmas story.  It is the story of Zachariah the priest.  He was the father of John the Baptist.  He is being told by the angel Gabriel here that John is going to be born.  As the angel is telling Zachariah about […]

December 7, 2017

12-3-17 Morning-Jesus: The Good News

Luke 1:31-35 Jesus: The Good News INTRODUCTION:  This is the angel Gabriel speaking in this passage to Mary the mother of Jesus.  There are some really great lessons in this passage about Mary and the way that she is used by God and how she reacted to that, but this morning I want us to […]

November 29, 2017

11-26-17 Morning-What Does Jesus Think? #2

Revelation 2:8-11 What Does Jesus Think? #2 INTRODUCTION:  Last week we looked at Jesus words to the church at Ephesus.  We found out that Jesus wants a working, enduring, discerning, humble and most of all loving church.  This week we look into the words of Jesus to the church at Smyrna.  This church was doing […]

November 29, 2017

11-26-17 Evening-Take a Stand

Esther 3:1-6 Take a Stand INTRODUCTION:  We don’t know exactly the circumstances that brought Haman to this great place in the kingdom, but here he is.  He clashes with Mordecai, Esther’s uncle immediately.  This was a wicked man.  In Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the Lord hate: Yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  […]

November 29, 2017

11-19-17 Morning-What Does Jesus Think? #1

Revelation 2:1-7 What Does Jesus Think? #1 INTRODUCTION:  You remember the judge of all the churches that we saw last week.  He was in the middle of the candlesticks that represented the churches.  He was holding the messengers to the churches in His right hand.  Here Jesus is reminding the church at Ephesus that the […]

November 14, 2017

11-12-17 Evening-How to Make the Wrong Choices

Esther 1:1-22 How to Make the Wrong Choices INTRODUCTION:As we begin this study of the book of Esther I want you to realize that everything that transpired in this book was the hand of God at work. In this book, God is never mentioned but I cannot imagine a book of the Bible where God’s […]

November 14, 2017

11-12-17 Morning-Jesus in the Midst of the Churches

Revelation 1:9-20 Jesus in the Midst of the Churches INTRODUCTION: We find out in vs. 4, 11 that John is writing this book to the seven churches which were in Asia.  We are going to find out a lot more about those churches as we move forward here. But what you need to understand is […]

November 7, 2017

11-5-17 Morning-All About Jesus

Revelation 1:4-8 All about Jesus INTRODUCTION:  John now introduces himself as the writer and really gives an overview of the entire book of Revelation. We find out in vs. 4-8 what this book is all about.  As I said last week, the truth is, that this book is all about Jesus.  In this introduction as […]

October 30, 2017

10-29-17 Morning-Understanding the Message

Revelation 1:1-3 Understanding the Message INTRODUCTION:  When you study Revelation, it is easy to read fast and get right to the good stuff.  We want to know the future.  We want to see the exciting stuff that God is going to do. Some of us want to find out what we should worry about.  God […]

October 24, 2017

10-22-17 Morning-But You Be Different

Jude 12-25 But You Be Different INTRODUCTION:  Jude continues to write about the false teachers that come in secretly and act like one of us.  He describes them in very specific terms here, to make clear that they are not good people who have made a mistake.  They are purposely leading people astray and they […]

October 4, 2017

10-1-17 Evening-Give It All to God

Nehemiah 11-12 (Read 11:1-9 for context) Give It All to God INTRODUCTION:  The people that came back with Nehemiah and the people that were there from the previous return groups have finished the wall of Jerusalem and the gates.  In order for the nation of Israel to move forward as a nation that God would […]

October 4, 2017

10-1-17 Morning-Undermining God’s Authority

Jude 5-11 Undermining God’s Authority INTRODUCTION:  You will remember last week that the discussion here is about people who are ungodly creeping into the churches and leading people astray.  These people do not recognize the authority of God.  There was one place last week where we saw that their words even condemn God.  That has […]

September 25, 2017

9-24-17 Morning-The Enemies of the Faith

Jude 3-4 The Enemies of the Faith INTRODUCTION:  Jude began to write to these people, he says, about the common salvation.  In Jude’s mind this was going to be a letter of encouragement and praise for the salvation that all the Christians held in common. It was going to be about how Jesus died on […]

September 25, 2017

9-24-17 Evening-Commitment to God

Nehemiah 10:1-39 (Read vs. 28-39) Commitment to God INTRODUCTION:  We saw last week that the children of Israel entered into a covenant or contract with God where all of the important people in the nation that had come back sealed it or signed it.  We find out here that there was a blessing involved in […]

September 18, 2017

9-17-17 Morning-Act Like It (text only)

Jude 1-2 Act like It INTRODUCTION: Jude is the half brother of Jesus Christ as was James.  We see in the gospels that Jesus earthly brothers did not believe while he was walking on the earth.  But after his death, he rose from the grave and appeared to James.  James was saved and we assume […]

September 18, 2017

9-17-17 Evening-Worship God for His Mercy and Grace (text only)

Nehemiah 9:31-38 Worship God for His Mercy and Grace INTRODUCTION: The Israelites here have worshiped God for His greatness.  Then they worshiped him for His goodness. All through both of the greatness and the goodness of God has run this theme of the grace and mercy that God has shown to the nation. They were […]

September 12, 2017

9-10-17 Evening-Worship God for His Goodness (text only)

Nehemiah 9:7-30 (Read 7-15 for context) Worship God for His Goodness INTRODUCTION:  Last week in the first six verses of this chapter we saw the Israelites who were returned from captivity worshipping God for His greatness.  As this prayer to God continues here we see them worshiping God for His goodness.  There are five areas […]

September 12, 2017

9-10-17 Morning-Who Should I Follow? (text only)

III John 9-14 Who Should I Follow? INTRODUCTION:  I watched a video the other day, you may have seen it.  The video highlighted a study on human conformity (Woman in a waiting room, standing because everyone else did).  Our nature as people is to follow other people.  We understand that ultimately we should be following […]

September 5, 2017

9-3-17 Evening-Worship God for His Greatness (text only)

Nehemiah 9:1-6 Worship God for His Greatness INTRODUCTION:  The Israelites that came back out of captivity have just finished obeying the word of God by taking part in the feast of tabernacles.  They now get back to the conviction that they felt when they read the word of God.  They begin here to worship God […]

September 5, 2017

9-3-17 Morning-Spiritually Successful (text only)

III John 1-8 Spiritually Successful INTRODUCTION:  John writes this very short letter to a man named Gaius.  Gaius is a Christian man that John loved and probably won to the Lord.  We see him talk about his spiritual children in v. 4.  This love is the same agape love that John wrote about in his […]

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