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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

Lesson 15: God’s Plan for Marriage (Part 2)

2020-10-19T13:40:41-05:00October 15th, 2020|

Date: October 15, 2020 ()

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God’s Plan for Marriage This is an expansion of an earlier sermon which can be found here. Permanency of Marriage The Witness of the First Marriage The Testimony of Christ on Marriage The Historical Positions of the Church Permanent Semi-Permanent It is always God's will for marriage to be permanent God allows exceptions in the case of adultery  Popular The Problem of Sin Marriage A Church Policy for those Desiring to be Married Purity Purity of the Body Adultery Violates a Sacred Commitment Adultery Destroys a Sacred Trust Adultery pollutes a Sacred Union Purity of the Mind Guard the Mind Direct the Mind Renew the Mind Humble the Mind Primary The husband and wife relationship is the first relationship. The marriage is the

Going To The Lord

2020-09-22T13:27:51-05:00September 20th, 2020|

Date: September 20, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Habakkuk 2:2-4; 18-20; 3:1-16 |

Studies in the book of Habakkuk In order to grow in grace, we must be much alone. It is not in society that the soul grows most vigorously. In one single quiet hour of prayer it will often make more progress than in days of company with others. It is in the desert that the dew falls freshest and the air is purest.—Andew Bonar. Introduction: Chapter 1: Habakkuk’s problem Chapter 2: God’s answer Chapter 3: Habakkuk’s praise Outline: Learn to live by faith, 2:2-4 Faith is a trust in a God that is Sovereign Faith is a trust in a God that can Supply Learn to fear

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 |

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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 |

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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

Gaining Purpose of Heart

2020-09-11T10:37:56-05:00September 6th, 2020|

Date: September 6, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:8 |

Gaining Purpose of Heart Daniel 1:8 Opening Thought: Why did these young men not eat of King’s meat? John Gill (19th century theologian) said: “... though it might be food in itself lawful to be eaten, yet part of it being first offered to their idol "Bel," as was usual, and the whole blessed in his name, it would have been against (Daniel’s) conscience, and a defiling of that, to eat of things offered to, or blessed in the name of, an idol. ”In other words, all the foods Daniel and his friends had been asked to eat had been

The Antichrist

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

Date: September 6, 2020

Bible Text: 2 Thesalonians 2:1-3 |

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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!
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