Archive for May 2014

Titus 2:13

We have seen that the grace of God enables believers to live changed lives. This verse simply tells us the motivation we should have as we wait for Jesus to return.Read more ...

Published on May 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm |

Titus 2:11-12

There is an article circulating on the different social networks entitled "Why I Miss Being a Born-Again Christian" written by a lady named Jessica Misener. One of the big points of the article was that she felt like such a better person when she was following Christian principles (selflessness, humility, kindness, generosity), but she wandered from the faith after going to grad school to study religion and coming to the conclusion that the Bible is flawed.

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Published on May 28, 2014 at 10:21 pm |

Introductory Material for I Samuel

Key Themes:

  • Leadership for Israel (Prophet, Priest and King)
  • God’s Sovereign Rule
  • Humility and Exaltation

Outline and Sermon Divisions

(Click the section headers to reveal/hide the planned sermons within that section.)

 

Samuel as Prophet (1:1-4:1a)

The Ark of God (4:1b-7:1)

Samuel as Judge (7:2-17)

Transition to the Monarchy (8:1-22)

Saul Made King (9:1-11:15)

Samuel’s Address to Israel (12:1-25)

Reign of Saul (13:1-15:35)

  • 08/24/2014: Saul’s Unlawful Sacrifice (13:1-23)
  • 08/31/2014: Jonathan and His Armor Bearer Defeat the Philistines (14:1-23)
  • 09/07/2014: Saul’s Rash Vow (14:24-52)
  • 09/14/2014: Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice (God Rejects Saul) (15:1-35)

Introduction of David (16:1-23)

  • 09/21/2014: David is Anointed King (16:1-23)

David and Goliath (17:1-54)

  • 09/28/2014: David and Goliath (17:1-54)

Saul, Jonathan and David (17:55-20:42)

  • 10/05/2014: Saul’s Jealousy of David (David and Jonathan’s Friendship; David’s Marriage to Michal) (18:1-30)
  • 10/12/2014: Saul Tries to Kill David (19:1-24)
  • 10/19/2014: Jonathan Warns David (20:1-42)

David Escapes from Saul (21:1-26:25)

David in Philistia (27:1-30:31)

Deaths of Saul and Jonathan (31:1-13)

Published on May 28, 2014 at 12:37 am |

I Samuel: Introduction

by Chris White
2014-05-25
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Published on May 28, 2014 at 12:24 am |

The Great Shepherd Equips The Sheep

by Chris White
2014-05-11 Hebrews 13:20-25
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Published on May 28, 2014 at 12:24 am |

Whose Team Are You On?

by Drew Sutherland
2014-05-04 Hebrews 13:11-16
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Published on May 28, 2014 at 12:24 am |

Following The Leader

by Chris White
2014-04-27 Hebrews 13:7-10, 17-19
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Published on May 28, 2014 at 12:23 am |

Titus 2:9-10

Slavery in the Bible is a hot-button topic...with good reason. The issue, though obviously touchy, is nevertheless mentioned in this chapter. So, what can we learn. First, this passage does not condone or promote slavery--it simply acknowledges it. At the time this book was written some believers were slaves. Now, I doubt anyone who reads this today is a slave, but there are certainly still lessons for us.

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Published on May 22, 2014 at 6:32 pm |

Titus 2:7-8

In the past few verses of this chapter there have been specific instructions for different groups of believers. Now, these instructions are for everyone--don't do anything stupid!

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Published on May 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm |

Titus 2:6

 

We have seen instructions for mature men and women, and then we saw directions for younger women. So, now it is time for young men. The young men get one command--be self-controlled. Now, at first glance this is humorous. The young women just received a whole laundry list of instruction, so why do the young men receive proportionately so little?

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Published on May 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm |

Titus 2:4-5

 

When someone begins working at the Home Depot, they spend several days doing online video training. This training is partly to ensure that the new employee knows how to do his job, but it is largely attempting to indoctrinate this person into a culture--a distinct way of doing things. Employees of the Home Depot are often reminded that things need to be done a certain way because they are held to a high standard--your conduct reflects on the company at large.

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Published on May 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm |

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