New Series: The Signs of His Coming
8-2-20 "The Days of Noah" Paul wrote to Timothy in his second letter, “In the last days, perilous times will come …” We are living in perilous times. We are going to take some time to study what the Scriptures tell us about the coming of Jesus Christ.
8-9-20 "Embellished and Slanted Prophecy" The thought that comes to mind is “scrambled Scriptures.” That applies to me in two ways. First, though I have studied and taught eschatology for years, I can identify with Paul’s statement that we see through a glass darkly. Eschatology can be difficult to understand. Second, the interpretations of good men seem to leave the teaching embellished and slanted to suit their beliefs. The goal of this study will be, to the best of my ability, to unscramble the Scriptures and to know and to teach what God’s Word says about the signs of Jesus Christ’s coming.
8-16-20 "Question 2 - What Will be the Sign of Your Coming?" Last week our focus was on Jesus’ prediction of the destruction of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. Once Jesus was seated at the Mount of Olives, the disciples took the opportunity to ask Him three questions, The first question was “When will these things be?” This Sunday we will explore the second question, “What will the sign be of Your coming?”
8-23-20 "Faith, HOPE and Love" In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul presents three valuable spiritual commodities to be possessed by the followers of Jesus. He talks about faith and love, and most of us understand the importance of both. We walk and live by our faith and we do our best to act in love by allowing the love of Christ to flow through us. Of the three there is one which we need to tenaciously hold on to today – Hope. To hold on to hope, we need to understand exactly what our hope is.
8-30-20 "In the Presence of Jesus" Last week our study was concerning the "Blessed Hope" of the children of God. Our hope is not an event, but rather our hope is a person. Jesus Christ is our Blessed Hope. Today we will look more closely at Jesus as He met with the disciples in the upper room. If we look closely, we will see some things that we may have missed.
9-6-20 "Jesus is a Promise Keeper" Sometimes you have to admit things to yourself! I am a.d.d. (attention deficient disorder) when it comes to teaching prophecy. Maybe I didn’t have to tell you that. I tend to get ahead of myself before I am done with the basic foundation to build upon. Just our secret – that is also why I don’t bake! Well, let’s fill in some other the important truths we will need to have in place as we move forward in a real understanding of Biblical prophecy.
9-13-20 "Night and Day" Prophecy can be difficult to understand. There are some truths that one can count on when interpreting prophecy. One such truth is that the Scriptures teach that Jesus is coming back. That truth is often presented in a number of different ways. Interpreters differ as to when Jesus will return in relationship to the rapture and the tribulations. One thing they normally agree on is that there are only two types of people in prophecy – those who belong to God and those who do not belong to God .
Series: What is Truth?:
4-19-20 "God Is Real" The Scriptures tell us that God is Spirit and to worship Him we must worship in Spirit and in Truth. All are born spiritually dead. Because of that deadness, man cannot respond to God. In order to respond to God a person must be made spiritual alive. Paul talks about this in Ephesians 2:1-5. God is not found through science, ideology or even religion. God is never found at all. God finds you by making you alive and giving you the faith to believe what is spiritually discerned.
4-26-20 "Jesus is Who He Claimed to Be" Too often, when thinking about a new series, the messages seem to fit well. However, once the messages are individually considered there is a need to sub-divide a message to share what is necessary for good understanding. Such is the case with Jesus Is Who He Claimed To Be. In this series, What is Truth, the Person of Christ is such a consideration. This message will be sub-divided into three messages – Who Christ Jesus Was, Who Christ Jesus Is, and Who Christ Jesus Will Be. You will understand as we move forward. In this series we started the teaching on Christ with Who He was and moved to Who He is. Now we will examine Who He will be.
5-3-20 "Jesus is Who He Claimed to Be" (Part 2) I encourage you to slow down and see all that you can be thankful for. It is a great day – The Sun came up again and that tells us – God is still in control and on His Throne.
And, if you hadn’t noticed, you still live in the great country of the United States of America. The things we take for granted someone else is praying for! One more thing, God is getting people’s attention – those He is drawn to His Son, Christ Jesus.
5-17-20 :Jesus is Who He Claimed to be" (Part 3) In this series we started the teaching on Christ with Who He was and moved to Who He is. Now we will examine Who He will be. Even in sharing the previous statement we are cast into a lack of understanding. Christ Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. To divine His ministry for us we must use a tool called time. It will be impossible for you and I to comprehend the infinite being finite. So let’s bear together as we move forward on the study in truth of Christ Jesus.
5-24-20 "The Reality of the Holy Spirit The most intimate Person of the Godhead in our life today is the Holy Spirit. We are instructed that the Holy Spirit dwells within us and yet, the vast majority of Christians know little about or have little experience with the Holy Spirit. A number of years ago the charismatic movement came into many the mainstream churches in America and there were two responses. Some Christians became attracted because of the music and experiences and others Christians withdrew and pulled away from anything involving the Holy Spirit. Let’s look at what the Scriptures tell us concerning our relationship with the Holy Spirit.
6-7-20 'Man's Greatest Problem" When a person is born into the world, it is a joyous occasion – except when it’s not. The understanding of a new born is dependency, but eventually a baby grows into a child and then an adult as along the way realities become known. Birth is the beginning of something called life and eventually that life will end in death. Upon further inquiry we find that death is the result of something called sin. Truth is there are some decisions that need to be made.
6-14-20 "Why Do the Heathen Rage?" We are living in a new world. The world is the same old place but the people and circumstances have changed, make this world a new place. How should we live in this world? Why is this world so graceless and why are its people filled with rage? In this message we will attempt to set some things back in place. Though this world is different than anything we have experienced before, the issues and the symptoms are not new. God is still in control!
6-28-20 "Eternity Without God" “Safe zones” are a modern requirement for some. “Safe zones” have sprung up across our country, especially in colleges and universities. In these “safe zones” people don’t have to be confronted with anything they don’t want to see or hear. There is a belief that a person will only be responsible for what they believe. The topic of hell is certainly banned from any kind of “safe zone.” My ultimate purpose today is not to prove the existence of hell, which I fully believe the Bible reveals, but to look at the views people in our world hold today about hell.
7-19-20 "Eternity With God" We are all too aware that this life is temporary. When we started this study we took time to that truth. We are born and soon we find out that one day we will die. Death is common to all people, but life after death is not the same. Jesus taught that there is a broad way that leads to destruction and a narrow way that leads to life eternal. Those who are God’s children through Jesus Christ have eternity with God to look forward to. I want to look at seven things that eternity with God offers.
7-26-20 "The Purpose of This Life" They say there are three kinds of people in our world. Those who make things happen. Those who watch things happen. Those who wonder what happened. Being made new in Christ comes with the directive to live as a new creation in Christ. There are somethings given to those in Christ in Scripture that is part of the purpose of new life. There are other things that apply in the days and times in which we live. We will look at both today. The question that we should ask and seek to answer is, “What does God expect of me?”
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