1-29-17 Morning-Knowing God in Salvation (text only)

February 1, 2017

1-29-17 Morning-Knowing God in Salvation (text only)

II Peter 1:1-4 Knowing God in Salvation INTRODUCTION:  The major theme of the book of 2 Peter is the knowledge of God.  Not just having head knowledge of Him, but having a knowledge that brings change in your life and makes you a different person.  Peter begins with the understanding that without salvation you cannot […]

January 24, 2017

1-22-17 Evening-Bad News, Good News (text only)

II Kings 21:1-18 II Chronicles 33:11-22 (Read II Kings 21:1-9 for context) Bad News, Good News INTRODUCTION:  In these two passages that we are going to look at, King Manasseh shows us the path of rebellious person who comes back to God.  The nation of Israel is the people of God.  Judah is what is […]

January 24, 2017

1-22-17 Morning-Finding Strength (text only)

I Peter 5:12-14 Finding Strength INTRODUCTION:  I Peter is considered a book of hope.  There is much said about suffering and trials in I Peter, but there is also a lot about the glory that we will enter into when the suffering is done.  Suffering was a fact of life for these early Christians and […]

January 17, 2017

1-15-17 Morning-Unmovable For God’s Glory (text only)

I Peter 5:10-11 Unmovable For God’s Glory INTRODUCTION:  Peter is finishing up his part of this letter.  Silvanus is going to write a little section at the end that we will look at next week, but these are the last words of Peter in this letter.  All through the letter he has been describing the […]

January 10, 2017

1-8-17 Evening-God’s Power (text only)

II Kings 20:1-11 God’s Power INTRODUCTION:  Sometimes we treat God like He is just one of us.  We don’t take His laws seriously.  We question what He does in our lives.  We get angry at Him.  The truth is that God is not like us at all.  His ways are not our ways.  He is […]

January 10, 2017

1-8-17 Morning-The War (text only)

I Peter 5:8-9 The War INTRODUCTION:  The language used in this passage suggests a serious fight.  This is a war that must be fought.  This war is against a dangerous enemy who is looking to attack whether you are ready or not.  That enemy is the devil, Satan, the enemy of God and all of […]

December 13, 2016

12-11-16 Evening-Zacharias and Gabriel (text only)

Luke 1:5-20 Zacharias and Gabriel INTRODUCTION:  .  I want you to understand this morning, that the conversation that we are about to study is the first time that God has spoken to mankind in 400 years.  The last word from God to mankind was spoken by the prophet Malachi in Mal. 4:5-6.  Listen to what […]

December 13, 2016

12-11-16 Morning-How Do You Know#2-Jesus was Born to a Virgin (text only)

How Do You Know? #2 Jesus was Born to a Virgin Isaiah 7:14 (Read to Begin) INTRODUCTION:  In Isaiah 7:14 the prophet Isaiah writes what God would have him to write.  He writes, “the Lord will give you a sign.”  A sign is something that shows you that something is true.  In this case the […]

December 6, 2016

12-4-16 Evening-The Shepherds and the Angels (text only)

Luke 2:8-20 The Shepherds and the Angels INTRODUCTION:  The angels were sent that night to proclaim the message about the birth of Jesus to these lowly shepherds.  The shepherds lives are changed by this one sided conversation with the angels.  When you hear about Jesus Christ it should change your life as well.  Today we […]

December 6, 2016

12-4-16 Morning-How Do You Know? #1-Jesus Came from the Line of David (text only)

How do you know? #1 Jesus Came from the Line of David Isaiah 9:6-7 (Read to Begin) INTRODUCTION:  In this passage (Isaiah 9:6-7) we find that the Son of God, the Messiah, God with us, had to be a descendent from the line of David.  David was a great king in Israel.   God promised that […]

November 29, 2016

11-27-16 Evening-Know Your Place (text only)

II Kings 19:20-37 Know Your Place INTRODUCTION:  You will remember that the city of Jerusalem is under siege.  The king of Assyria has lifted himself up.  He believes he is unstoppable.  He sent messengers to tell Hezekiah that he could not trust in God or anyone else to help him.  That he was going to […]

November 29, 2016

11-27-16 Morning-A Humble Life (text only)

I Peter 5:5-7 A Humble Life INTRODUCTION:  In vs. 1-4 Peter spoke to the elders in the churches.  He told them of their responsibility to shepherd the flocks of God.  He told them that they were to lead by example and take responsibility for the flock.  In allowing the shepherd to do his job, we […]

November 22, 2016

11-20-16 Evening-Thanksgiving (text only)

Eph. 5:19-20; I Thess. 5:16-18 Thanksgiving INTRODUCTION: Well, here we are in thanksgiving week again.  This is to be a time of year that we put a special emphasis on being thankful to God for all that He has given us.  So many people in our day and time are giving thanks for things during […]

November 22, 2016

11-20-16 Morning-Baptism (text only)

Baptism Matt. 28:18-20 INTRODUCTION:  This passage of scripture is the command of the Lord Jesus Christ to his churches just before His ascension into heaven.  I want us to focus this morning on one aspect of this commission.  I want us to focus on the issue of baptism this morning.  At the end of our […]

August 16, 2016

8-14-16 Evening-Hindering the Power of God (text only)

II Kings 13:10-25 Hindering the Power of God INTRODUCTION: Elisha is about to die. He is on the bed with the illness that eventually killed him. God has one more great prophecy for him to deliver before he dies. God’s plan is to deliver the Israelites from the Syrians completely. Joash the king of Israel […]

August 16, 2016

8-14-16 Morning-Acting in Harmony (text only)

I Peter 1:22-2:10 Acting in Harmony INTRODUCTION: Harmony with your fellow believers in a local church is a something that Christians have been struggling with since the time of the first churches. The truth is that people have different opinions and different ideas. When you bring a group of people together there is likely to […]

August 10, 2016

8-7-16 Morning-Path to Holiness (text only)

I Peter 1:13-21 Path to Holiness INTRODUCTION: In vs. 1-12 we learned to have a perspective of hope, where we look to the expected end of the Christian life. We keep our eyes on the place that is reserved for us in heaven and we rest in the security that we have because we are […]

July 12, 2016

7-10-16 Evening-Path to a Spiritual Fall (text only)

II Kings 12:17-21 II Chronicles 24:15-22 Path to a Spiritual Fall INTRODUCTION: Joash took the throne at 7 years old and he reigned a total of forty years in the southern kingdom of Judah. He did all that was right in the sight of the Lord as long as Jehoida the priest was alive. Remember […]

July 12, 2016

7-10-16 Morning-Simple and Honest Speaking (text only)

James 5:12 Simple and Honest Speaking INTRODUCTION: Do you think much about the way that you talk, the figures of speech that you use, the old sayings that have become a permanent part of your vocabulary? Here James begins to write to these scattered Jewish Christians about swearing oaths. The idea here, is that a […]

July 5, 2016

7-3-16 Morning-Don’t Give Up Your Freedom! (text only)

Galatians 5:1 Don’t Give Up Your Freedom INTRODUCTION: The cry to never give up the freedom or liberty that we have as a individuals in the United States is one that you hear every day. Different people have different ideas about how to keep our freedom. In fact, different people have different ideas about what […]

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