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

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 […]

March 15, 2017

3-12-17 Evening-Trust in the Wrong Places (text only)

II Kings 24:18-25:21 (Read 24:18-20 for context) Trust in the Wrong Places INTRODUCTION:  The people of Judah were oblivious to the judgment of God.  Jeremiah was the main prophet of the time.  There is a lot in his prophecies in the book of Jeremiah about what was going to happen in the judgment of Judah.  […]

March 7, 2017

3-5-17 Evening-Consequences of Doing Evil (text only)

II Kings 24:8-16 Consequences of Doing Evil INTRODUCTION:  The end of the book of 2 Kings is all about the consequences that have to be paid for doing those things that don’t please God.  The Bible often calls those things that don’t please God EVIL.  In this case we are talking about a king whose […]

March 7, 2017

3-5-17 Morning-Look Out for False Teachers (text only)

II Peter 2:1-3 Look Out for False Teachers INTRODUCTION:  Peter has been talking about your sure foundation in Jesus Christ and the good things of God that you should add to that faith.  If all that was going on the church and you and your fellow believers were growing in the knowledge and work of […]

February 28, 2017

2-26-17 Evening-Judgment Time (text only)

II Kings 23:26-24:7 Judgment Time INTRODUCTION:  The nation of Judah had sinned against God for upwards of 350 years.  They had worshipped idols off and on during that time, more on than off.  They had forsaken the house of God and the worship of God for long periods of time.  Many times they worshipped other […]

February 28, 2017

2-26-17 Morning-Remain Sure of Your Foundation (text only)

II Peter 1:16-21 Remain Sure of Your Foundation INTRODUCTION:  Peter has been talking about the foundation that we have in Jesus Christ and the things that we should add to that faith.  You remember that we finished up last week with Peter talking about his death.  How that he wanted them to remember to add […]

February 21, 2017

2-19-17 Morning-Be Reminded to Add to Your Faith (text only)

II Peter 1:12-15 Be Reminded to Add to Your Faith INTRODUCTION:  Peter uses the words “these things” five times in 7 verses.  “These things” continues to refer back to the things that you should add to your faith.  Those things are virtue, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, affection love, and commitment action love.  Peter will continue […]

February 14, 2017

2-12-17 Evening-Receiving the Word of God (text only)

II Kings 22:1-20 Receiving the Word of God INTRODUCTION:  You remember from a couple of weeks ago that Manasseh the evil king repented and made a lot of things right before he died.  His son Amon took over after him and his father’s repentance had absolutely no effect on this guy.  He did all of […]

February 14, 2017

2-12-17 Morning-Why Add to Your Faith? (text only)

II Peter 1:8-11 Why Add to Your Faith? INTRODUCTION:  This passage is very much a continuation of the passage that we studied last week.  Remember last week we said that you needed to work hard to add to your faith.  That it was not enough just to know that you have eternal life and then […]

February 14, 2017

2-5-17 Morning-Add to Your Faith (text only)

II Peter 1:5-7 Add to Your Faith INTRODUCTION:  We talked last week about the theme of this book of 2 Peter.  It is the knowledge of God, knowing God better or in a greater way.  Not just having a head knowledge of Him but knowing what He wants and applying that knowledge in your life.  […]

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 […]

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