6-18-17 Morning-Being a Father is Hard

June 20, 2017

6-18-17 Morning-Being a Father is Hard

Luke 15:11-32 Being a Father is Hard INTRODUCTION:  There are a lot of men that call themselves fathers in our world.  Some actually know what that means and some do not.  Being a father is something that God calls upon men to do.  It is a very hard task.  Of course, God our father is […]

June 20, 2017

6-18-17 Evening-When Your People Have Sinned

Ezra 9:1-15 When Your People Have Sinned INTRODUCTION:  Ezra gets to Jerusalem.  He is ready to reestablish worship in the temple.  And then came the bad news.  The people have defiled themselves, including the priests and the Levites who were going to work in the temple.  The leaders in Israel were chief in this thing.  […]

June 13, 2017

6-11-17 Evening-Finding the Path of God

Ezra 7:27-8:36 (Read vs. 27-28 for context) Finding the Path of God INTRODUCTION:  Three weeks ago we saw that Ezra was getting ready to go back to Jerusalem some fifty plus years after the first group went back and rebuilt the temple.  We saw how Ezra looked in the eyes of the pagan king of […]

June 13, 2017

6-11-17 Morning-Walking in the Light of Confident Salvation

I John 3:19-24 Walking in the Light of Confident Salvation INTRODUCTION:  The book of I John is about not sinning and having fellowship with God.  One issue that many Christians face that keeps them from full fellowship with God is doubt.  Wonderings about whether you are saved or not.  People wonder, did I say the […]

June 7, 2017

6-4-17 Morning-Real Love for Your Brothers and Sisters (text only)

I John 3:11-18 Real Love for Your Brothers and Sisters INTRODUCTION:  John begins this section with a very clear truth that these Christians that he is writing to have been taught.  “11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”  Pretty clear teaching.  Christians should love […]

May 9, 2017

5-7-17 Evening-Encouraged to Finish (text only)

Ezra 6:1-22 (Read vs. 1-12 for context) Encouraged to Finish INTRODUCTION:  You remember from two weeks ago that the work of the temple in Jerusalem had been resumed.  It was about 15 years between the time that the work stopped and the time that it resumed.  You remember the prophets of God Haggai and Zechariah […]

May 9, 2017

5-7-17 Morning-Walking in the Light of Purity (text only)

Walking in the Light of Purity I John 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION:  The book of I John is about walking in the light with God.  You walk in the light with God so that you can have fellowship with God.  God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.  If you walk in the light […]

May 3, 2017

4-30-17 Morning-Walking in the Light of Truth (text only)

I John 2:18-29 Walking in the Light of Truth INTRODUCTION:  The entire book of I John is about having fellowship with God.  In chapter one John says that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.  And if you walk in the light as God is in the light you can have […]

April 25, 2017

4-23-17 Morning-Why Not Love the World? (text only)

I John 2:15-17 Why Not Love the World? INTRODUCTION:  John begins to talk here about loving the world.  The world in this context is a system that is opposed to God.  It is a system of selfishness and desire to have and get things.  In the gospel of John, this same writer calls Satan the […]

April 25, 2017

4-23-17 Evening-Spurred on to God’s Work (text only)

Ezra 5:1-17 (Read vs. 1-5 for context) Spurred on to God’s Work INTRODUCTION:  Last week we talked about how that Satan through the people of the area stopped the work on the house of God in Jerusalem.  Most experts agree that it stayed that way for about fifteen years.  It is high time that the […]

April 18, 2017

Evening 4-16-17 Opposition from the Enemy (text only)

Ezra 4:1-24 (Read vs. 1-5 for context) Opposition from the Enemy INTRODUCTION:  Last week we learned that everybody was out to get the Israelites that came back to build the temple.  The scripture in chapter three did not really line out why they were scared, but here in this chapter we find out about their […]

April 18, 2017

Morning 4-16-17 Dead-No Hope Alive-Everlasting Life (text only)

Dead-No Hope—Alive-Everlasting Life Mark 16:1-14 INTRODUCTION:  There was group of women that came to the tomb of Jesus Christ early in the morning immediately after the Sabbath day.  They could do no work on the Sabbath so they waited until the Sabbath was over and came to anoint the body of Jesus.  The three women […]

April 11, 2017

4-9-17 Morning-Walk in the Light of Growth (text only)

I John 2:12-14 Walk in the Light of Growth INTRODUCTION:  In chapter 1 John says that if we walk in the light as God is in the light we can have fellowship with God.  He has made clear all along that the subject is not salvation, the subject is walking with God after salvation so […]

April 11, 2017

4-9-17 Evening-When the Work of God Scares You (text only)

Ezra 3:1-13 When the Work of God Scares You INTRODUCTION:  So God made a way for them to go back to Jerusalem to build His house again.  He provided them the resources through the king, the people of Babylon, and the gifts of the people themselves.  We find in v. 3 that they were doing […]

April 4, 2017

4-2-17 Morning-Walking in the Light of Love (text only)

I John 2:1-11 Walking in the Light of Love INTRODUCTION:  John spent the entire first chapter talking about how you can have fellowship with God.  You will remember that he encouraged you to walk in the light as God is in the light and then you can walk beside God.  Walking in the light is […]

April 4, 2017

4-2-17 Evening-God Provides Through His People (text only)

Ezra 2:68-70 God Provides Through His People INTRODUCTION:  At the start of chapter 2 there is a detailed list of the people that came back in this first wave of people that came back to Israel after the captivity was over.  It names the families and how many of each family.  At the end of […]

March 28, 2017

3-26-17 Morning-Having Joyful Fellowship with God (text only)

I John 1:1-10 Having Joyful Fellowship with God INTRODUCTION:  Many times in the book of First John, John refers to our sins being forgiven by Jesus Christ’s death on the cross.  He refers to the readers many times as “my little children”.  This book is written to saved people.  If you take the book out […]

March 28, 2017

3-26-17 Evening-God Provides for His Work (text only)

Ezra 1:1-11 God Provides for His Work INTRODUCTION:  We saw at the end of 2 Kings that it was God’s judgment that brought the people of Judah down to the Babylon area.  They were taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon.  Now it is seventy years later.  The Persians have taken over that land […]

March 21, 2017

3-19-17 Evening-How to be Destroyed (text only)

II Kings 25:22-30 How to Be Destroyed INTRODUCTION:  Here we touch on the last group of people left in Israel.  Remember the northern kingdom was taken captive by Assyria many years ago.  Now all of the important people in the southern kingdom have either been captured and carried to Babylon or executed.  The very poorest […]

March 15, 2017

3-12-17 Morning-Never Turn Back (text only)

II Peter 2:4-22 Never Turn Back INTRODUCTION:  In this section Peter is talking to saved people.  In chapter one v. 1 it states that this letter is to those “of like precious faith with us.”  He has just finished talking about groups of people that would come in and try to turn them to untruth […]

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