4-3-16 Evening-Dealing With Mankind (text only)

April 5, 2016

4-3-16 Evening-Dealing With Mankind (text only)

II Kings 8:1-6 Dealing With Mankind INTRODUCTION: We go back in time here a little bit. You will remember that Gehazi the servant of Elisha was struck with leprosy because He was greedy. Gehazi is in this story and that lets us know that this happened before that event. We have already studied about the […]

April 5, 2016

4-3-16 Morning-Real Faith (text only)

James 2:14-26 Real Faith Introduction: -This passage used many times for works for salvation -That is not at all the message -v. 14-can faith save him-should be can that kind of faith save him by the presence of a definite article -that kind of heartless faith -that kind of faith that doesn’t show any fruit […]

March 29, 2016

3-27-16 Morning-Look! He Rose! (text only)

Matthew 27:57-28:20 Look! He Rose! (Read Ch. 28 vs. 6-7 for context) INTRODUCTION: There are a lot of topics that you can preach about on Easter Sunday morning. You can talk about all of the proofs of the resurrection, the eye witnesses, the empty tomb, the sleeping Roman soldiers that would have died for sleeping. […]

March 22, 2016

3-20-16 Evening-Fear vs. Facts (text only)

II Kings 6:8-23 Facts vs. Fear INTRODUCTION: Here in this passage, Elisha and his servant seem to be in a very dangerous situation. The king of Syria wants Elisha captured or dead. He sends an entire army to dispose of Elisha. If anybody ever had a right to be fearful, it was Elisha and the […]

March 22, 2016

3-20-16 Morning-Impartial Christianity (text only)

James 2:1-13 Impartial Christianity INTRODUCTION: Here James begins to talk about how Christians should treat people when they come into the assembly. He says, “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.” Don’t be believers that respect some people more than others. Here the […]

March 8, 2016

3-6-16 Evening-The Work Must Go On (text only)

II Kings 6:1-7 The Work Must Go On INTRODUCTION: We have seen this school of the prophets in Gilgal a few times in this ongoing story of Elisha. Evidently, these young prophets lived with Elisha and learned from him. It was like a seminary where the students lived and learned under the main prophet Elisha. […]

March 8, 2016

3-6-16 Morning-A New Attitude (text only)

James 1:17-21 A New Attitude INTRODUCTION: Last week we learned that temptation to sin does not come from God. Here in v. 17 we see that the exact opposite is true. Every GOOD and PERFECT gift comes down from God. God is called the Father of Lights here because there is no darkness in Him […]

December 8, 2015

12-6-15 Evening-Christmas Prophecies-Born In Bethlehem (text only)

OPEN: There are over three hundred prophecies in the Old Testament about the Messiah that would come to save the world from sin. Peter W. Stoner and Robert C. Newman wrote a book entitled Science Speaks. The book was based on the science of probability and vouched for by the American Scientific Affiliation. In the […]

December 8, 2015

12-6-15 Morning-The Christmas Light (text only)

John 1:1-5, 14, 18 The Christmas Light INTRODUCTION: This time of year, we begin to put up all of our Christmas decorations. We put up the Christmas tree. Some of us use a fake plastic tree while others go and get a real tree. We put out the nativity scene and the Christmas village with […]

October 28, 2015

10-18-15 Evening-Listening to God (Text Only)

I Kings 22:1-28 Listening to God INTRODUCTION: Ahab the king of Israel had stopped listening to God a long time ago. He did repent at the end of last week’s message, but here he is right back to his prideful ways. Here he teams up with Jahosaphat the king of Judah and the king of […]

October 28, 2015

10-4-15 Morning-By Faith #3 (Text Only)

Hebrews 11:17-26 By Faith #3 INTRODUCTION: V. 1 says that faith is the “substance” of things hoped for.” The word “substance” here has the confidence of reality. In other words faith is the confidence that the things hoped for are real. (ex. Second coming of Christ). It also says that faith is the “evidence of […]

September 8, 2015

9-6-15 Evening-When Tragedy Beats You Down (Text Only)

I Kings 19:1-18 When Tragedy Beats You Down INTRODUCTION: Elijah was living in a time when the evil woman Jezabel was killing all of the prophets of God. Here in v. 2 Jezabel sends a messenger to tell Elijah that he was next. He had just won the victory over the prophets of Baal on […]

September 8, 2015

9-6-15 Morning-Backsliding is Rebellion (Text Only)

Hebrews 10:26-39 Backsliding is Rebellion INTRODUCTION: The writer wrote to these Hebrew people about drawing near to God, holding fast to their profession of faith and staying together in the assembly to encourage one another and help each other to love and do good works. Here he begins to talk about the opposite of that. […]

September 8, 2015

8-30-15 Morning-What to do with Salvation (Text Only)

Hebrews 10:19-25 What to do with Salvation INTRODUCTION: The writer is pointing back here in vs. 19-21 to all that he has been saying in the first part of the book of Hebrews. We can come boldly into the very presence of God because of the blood of Jesus Christ. We come into that presence […]

August 25, 2015

8-23-15 Evening-Complete Prayer (Text Only)

I Kings 18:41-46 Complete Prayer INTRODUCTION: Elijah has sent all of the people to kill the false prophets. Now they are dead and the people of Israel have turned back to God as the only God of the universe for the time being. Remember, they fell on their faces before God and said, “The Lord, […]

August 19, 2015

8-16-15 Morning-Look for the Appearing of Christ (Text Only)

Hebrews 9:15-28 Look For the Appearing of Christ INTRODUCTION: Here in these verses the author shows us the entirety of the work that Christ did and will do for mankind. You see, we talk about the death of Christ on the cross a lot and certainly that is very important. But if He had just […]

August 19, 2015

8-16-15 Evening-Standing for God in a Godless World (Text Only)

I Kings 18:17-40 Standing for God in a Godless World INTRODUCTION: Elisha is living in a world where the king Ahab and his wife Jezebel have turned all the people to idol worship. The nation of Israel had turned completely away from God. It did not seem like there was any hope. They had even […]

August 11, 2015

8-9-15 Morning-A New Focus (Text Only)

Hebrews 9:1-14 A New Focus INTRODUCTION: The Jews that had been saved had a hard time changing their focus. All of their lives they had focused on the temple and the sacrifices and rituals that went on there. Now they had accepted Jesus Christ as their savior and they were having a hard time putting […]

August 4, 2015

8-2-15 Evening-Compromising Christian (Text Only)

I Kings 18:1-16 Compromising Christian INTRODUCTION: There is a great famine in the land that was brought on by God. Elijah, at the command of God has been staying by the brook, being fed by the ravens. When the brook dried up, God sent him to the widow woman to eat with her. As he […]

August 4, 2015

8-2-15 Morning-Better Promises (Text Only)

Hebrews 8:1-13 Better Promises INTRODUCTION: This book was written to saved Jews. These Jews were constantly tempted to put their trust in the Old Temple Law system again. The writer sums up all that he has said about Jesus Christ here. Jesus is a better high priest than those earthly high priests. He ministers in […]

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