10-1-17 Evening-Give It All to God (text only)

October 4, 2017

10-1-17 Evening-Give It All to God (text only)

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 (text only)

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 (text only)

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 (text only)

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 […]

August 7, 2017

8-6-17 Morning-The Fight Against Sin (text only)

I John 5:16-21 The Fight Against Sin INTRODUCTION:  This entire book has been all about walking in the light with God and having fellowship with Him.  At one point John wrote that he was writing so that you did not sin, but if you sin you have an advocate with the father Jesus Christ.  Christian […]

August 1, 2017

7-30-17 Morning-The Christian’s Assurance (text only)

I John 5:13-15 The Christian’s Assurance INTRODUCTION:  As with everything else that is written in this book, these verses are written to saved people.  John very plainly writes, “I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God.”  He is referring to the things that he had written […]

July 26, 2017

7-23-17 Morning-Know It Is True (text only)

I John 5:6-12 Know It Is True INTRODUCTION:  It is foundational to Christianity that Jesus is who He said that He was.  John wants these Christians that he is writing to, to have firm foundation.  He wanted them to be assured of their salvation.  He wanted them to live for God, avoid sin and walk […]

July 10, 2017

7-9-17 Morning-Are You Dwelling in God? (text only)

I John 4:13-21 Are You Dwelling in God? INTRODUCTION:  In the gospel of John which John wrote before this book that we are studying, he records the words of Jesus who is God the Son.    Jesus was answering a question that Judas, not Iscariot, asked about Jesus revealing himself to them after Jesus was gone […]

July 10, 2017

7-9-17 Evening-Faith for the Task (text only)

Nehemiah 2:1-20 Faith for the Task INTRODUCTION:  Last week we discussed how that Nehemiah was a man of great care.  He cared about the city of God, the people of God and the work of God so much that he asked, he prayed, and he volunteered to do something about the city of Jerusalem.  Today […]

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