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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

Beware of the Spirit of Judas

2020-10-20T14:43:45-05:00October 18th, 2020|

Date: October 18, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Mark 14 |

Mark 14 Thought: The dark story of Judas Iscariot is one of the most tragic and mysterious records in Scripture. In the Biblical listing of the twelve disciples, he is always listed as last in line. He has become best known for his day of infamy, the betrayal of our Savior.In Dante’s passage through hell, Judas is depicted as occupying the lowest circle with Lucifer enduring his “worst punishment” banned and shunned even in the caverns of the damned. –taken from All of the Apostles, Lockyer, p. 99-100. The Privilege of Judas He was an apostle Matthew 10:4 Mark 3:19 Luke 6:16 He was the treasurer Luke 8:1-3 John

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

The Antichrist

2020-10-05T12:07:11-05:00September 6th, 2020|

Date: September 6, 2020

Bible Text: 2 Thesalonians 2:1-3 |

Series:

Some Prophetic Guidelines Don't get caught up with signs - Luke 9:28-36, Luke 10:17-20 Christ must be pre-eminent in our message - 2 Peter 3:1-17 Watch out for fear and anxiety - 2 Thessalonians 2 Let Scripture guide your knowledge The Prophetic timeline for the end times The Rapture Appearing Coming The Tribulation The Great Tribulation The Battle of Armageddon The Second Coming The Person of the Antichrist The Preparation for the antichrist The Power of the antichrist The Political sway of the antichrist The Partners of the antichrist Practical lessons from the study of the antichrist The power of the devil The importance of turning to Christ now!

End Times: The Rapture

2020-10-05T11:58:41-05:00August 30th, 2020|

Date: August 30, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 1 Thesalonians 4:13-18 |

Series:

The Clear Teaching of the Rapture in Scripture The Bible teaches that Christ will come again Christ foretold of it himself - John 14 The angels told the disciples at Christ's ascent - Acts 1 The communion table is a reminder of Christ's coming - 1 Corinthians 11 The Bible teaches that Christ's return is imminent The saints would be removed - Revelations 3 Historically, God removed his people before bringing judgment Noah Rahab Lot The events in the book of Revelations are in chronological order (two parenthetical sections) The Antichrist will not be revealed until the Holy Spirit is gone (Thus believers filled with the Holy Spirit will be gone) The great tribulation

The Urgency of Repentance

2020-08-03T12:24:33-05:00August 2nd, 2020|

Date: August 2, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Isaiah 55 |

Definition of repentance: Turning back toward God; Forsaking what is wrong. The urgency of repentance arises from the availability of God - Isaiah 55:6 The urgency of repentance arises from the gravity of sin - Isaiah 55:7 Forsake His way His thoughts His return The urgency of repentance is accomplished through the power  of the Word of God - Isaiah 55:10-11 The urgency of repentance arises from the imminent return of Christ - Isaiah 55:12-13 ; 56:1 A true revival means nothing less than a revolution, casting out the spirit of worldliness, making God's love triumph in the heart.–A. Murray A revival means days of heaven on earth.–D. Martyn Lloyd Jones Revival

Seek My Face

2020-06-16T11:28:20-05:00June 14th, 2020|

Date: June 14, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 |

What does it mean to seek the face of God? We can't seek His face but we can seek His presence One can depict someone's character by looking at his face We are to Seek God's face always God wants us to seek His shining face

Free Indeed

2020-05-18T14:47:56-05:00May 17th, 2020|

Date: May 17, 2020 ()

Bible Text: John 8:32-36 |

John Newton’s description of himself: "At this period," he writes, "my temper and conduct were exceeding various. At school, or soon after, I had little concern about religion, and easily received very ill impressions. But I was often disturbed with convictions. From a child I was fond of reading… I began to pray, to read the Scriptures, and to keep a sort of diary. I was, presently, religious in my own eyes; but, alas, this seeming goodness had no solid foundation, but passed away like a morning cloud, or an early dew! I was soon weary, gradually gave it
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