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

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 […]

August 29, 2017

8-27-17 Morning-Concerning Teachers of Lies (text only)

II John 7-13 Concerning Teachers of Lies INTRODUCTION:  If you remember John began this book putting the emphasis in the life of this Christian lady on truth and love.  The two foundations of being a Christ follower are knowing the truth, and making it a part of your life, and loving everybody the way that […]

August 29, 2017

8-27-17 Evening-The Word Proclaimed (text only)

Nehemiah 8:1-18 The Word Proclaimed INTRODUCTION:  In chapter 7 Nehemiah notes that the walls were finished and the gates and doors were put up, but that the houses inside were not finished and there were not very many people.  He names the people that came back from the captivity by their families and numbers them […]

August 21, 2017

8-20-17 Evening-The Enemy Attacks Again (text only)

Nehemiah 6:1-19 The Enemy Attacks Again INTRODUCTION:  The enemies that Nehemiah had to face while he was trying to build the wall do not change as this book goes along.  It is always these same guys.  They were ministers of Satan, trying to stop God’s work and Nehemiah had to fight off these attacks of […]

August 21, 2017

8-20-17 Morning-Emphasis on Love (text only)

II John 5-6 Emphasis on Love INTRODUCTION:  You will remember from last week the emphasis that God expects us to put on truth in our lives.  Here John continues by begging this saved lady to put an emphasis on love in her life as well.  You see love and truth go together.  You cannot have […]

August 14, 2017

8-13-17 Morning-Emphasis on the Truth (text only)

II John 1-4 Emphasis on the Truth INTRODUCTION:  The major theme of this book is “truth”.  In the first four verses the word “truth” is used five times.  He continues talking about the love that Christian people have for each other which goes hand in hand with the truth and admonishes this lady to look […]

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