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The Wonder of the Cross

2020-10-20T14:49:30-05:00October 18th, 2020|

Date: October 18, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Mark 15 |

The Wonder of the Cross Mark 15 Thought: Before Christ, the cross was despised. It was a symbol of the worse kind of cruelty and barbarity imaginable. The purpose of the cross was to execute criminals in the most hideous means, producing the greatest amount of pain and agony over an extended time. But, after Christ’s death on the cross, this despised symbol became a representation of unconditional love. It came to signify sacrifice and forgiveness representing the whole Christian faith. It went from an article of shame and reproach to pride and praise among the faithful.   The

The Author of Light

2020-10-12T20:58:28-05:00October 11th, 2020|

Date: October 11, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 8:12 |

The Author - God The Meaning of Spiritual Light The Expectation of Spiritual light Four things that Spiritual light does for us Light directs us to see God's salvation Light leads us to live in holiness and purity Light directs us to fellowship with the family of God Light directs us into God's love

God Gives a Test

2020-10-11T15:37:00-05:00October 8th, 2020|

Date: October 8, 2020 ()

Bible Text: |

Opening Thoughts God is going to give us a test The test reveals what we learned (not teach) It is for our own good Examples of God's tests Manna in the Wilderness - Exodus 16:4; Numbers 11:33 The Ten Commandments being given - Exodus 20 The wilderness wanderings - Deuteronomy 8:2 Who do you love? - Deuteronomy 13:1-3 Nations left for the Israelites - Judges 2:21-22 Constant exposure to the world getting in? God let them lay in their own bed of problems they made Other thoughts We are not to tempt God - Deuteronomy 6:16 We should ask God to test us

The Battle of Armageddon and The Second Coming

2020-10-05T12:15:50-05:00September 20th, 2020|

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 16 |

Series:

Some Misconceptions Armageddon is not the end of the world The saved saints will not be on the earth A misunderstanding of dispensations The Setting The Second Coming The Slaughter of the Enemy The Carnage The Conqueror Application Be Aware Be Awake Be Watching Be Ready   Some helpful resources: "Armageddon" by Dr. Randy Starr "To the Seven Churches: A Commentary on the Apocalypse of Jesus Christ" by Dr. Thomas Strouse "The Future According to the Bible" by David W. Cloud (available at wayoflife.org - eBook or print) wayoflife.org (many articles about the end times) "Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology" by J. Dwight Pentecost (pages 229-258) "Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee: 1 Corinthians through Revelation"

The Great Tribulation

2020-10-05T12:08:39-05:00September 13th, 2020|

Date: September 13, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Revelation 20:11-15 |

Series:

A Review of Times and Terms The Antichrist The Tribulation The Abomination of Desolation The Second Coming of Christ The Tribulation Period As Described by Jesus The Judgment The Seven Seals The Antichrist comes to power in the name of peace Economic turmoil The Seven Trumpets Hail and fire cause destruction 1/3 of the sea life die The rivers and springs of water are turned to poison The Seven Vials Sores The sea becomes blood Rivers and springs dry up The sun scorches men World-wide war Great earthquake God's wrath Application For the Believer Praise the Lamb of God Preparation for the Judgment Passion for the lost For the Unbeliever Repent of your sins Trust Jesus     Some helpful resources: "The Antichrist & The Tribulation" by Dr. Randy Starr "To the Seven Churches: A Commentary
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