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February 7, 2016

“Without Wax - Being Sincere" -(Without Hypocrisy, Being True, Genuine, Honest) -- [Phili 1:10-18] - We often hear others say,“As long as we are sincere, that’s all that really matters.” - Is this true? Does being sincerely wrong make one right? What is sincerity? Are we REALLY sincere? If one is truly sincere, how will they respond to the truth?- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 02/07/2016

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“The Value of Love" -(Part 2) - [1 Corinthians 12:31-13:3] - There is an objective standard by which we must examine & evaluate ourselves, not just the things we do, but more importantly, who we are and our motives. Only when I love God as I should will I be able to love others as He commands..This study takes a closer look at thecharacter & quality of real LOVE.- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/31/2016

“The Challenge ofCredibilty" -[Romans 2:17-24] -Am I a good representative of Christ & what it means to be a Christian?Do my words & actions help or hinder my influence in leading others to Christ?Am I putting forth enough effort to be a credible spokesman for Christ?- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/31/2016

“The Value of Love" -[1 Corinthians 12:31-13:3] - What does the term LOVE mean? In reading the New Testament, it isclear that love is expected of every Christian. How would love manifest itself in our lives and in our relationships if we truly loved God and those around us as the Bible teaches? Join us as we begin a study on the most important and powerful lesson taught in the word of God. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/24/2016

“The Baptism That Saves -[Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21] - What does the term baptism mean? To what does it refer in the various passages where it is found in the New Testament? What is the baptism of the great commission? What is the one baptism to which Paul refers in Ephesians 4:5? How does baptism“ ave us?” These are some of the questions we will seek to give Bible answers to in this lesson. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/17/2016

“The Way of Cain” -[Jude 11; Genesis 4:1-15] -The nature and consequences of apostasy. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/17/2016

“Biblical Satanism” -[John 8:44] - Could you be a“Satanist” and not know it? What does it take to be a follower of Satan? What does it take to escape Satan’s grasp? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/10/2016

“Church Social Meals?” -[John 8:44] -Is there positive DIVINE AUTHORITY for a local church to provide social & recreational activities for its members?- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/10/2016

“Guard This Man” -[A Lesson On Personal Responsibility - 1 Kings 20:35-43] -We are all “STEWARDS”& PERSONALLY responsible for the things & people God has placed in our lives. As in the example given by the prophet in our text, we too can EASILY be distracted from fulfilling our duties. Another important lesson we can glean from this chapter is - there is GREAT DANGER in not dealing decisively with our spiritual enemies! Join us as we study the need to fulfill the will of God in our lives. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 01/03/2016

“The Need For Godly Women In The Church” -[Romans 16:1-4; 1 Peter 3:1-4; 1 Timothy 2:11-14; Titus 23-5] - The scriptural role, value, character, motivation and behavior of the godly woman is examined. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/27/2015

Serving God By Faith” - The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Benevolence” -[Select Passages] - The need / Aauthorized methods / Some Unauthorized Methods Both Past & Current - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/27/2015

“The Parable of The Pharisee and Tax Collector . . .” -[Two Men, Two Prayers, Two Attitudes, Two Verdicts - Luke 18:9-14] - After pointing out some misapplications some have made of this parable, we examine the lessons we need to learn from it. We take note of the clear distinctions between the two men, their prayers, their attitudes and finally their status before God. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/20/2015

Serving God By Faith” - The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Evangelism” -[Select Passages] - The need /Aauthorized methods / Some Unauthorized Methods Both Past & Current - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/20/2015

“God Isn’t Fixing It” -[Revelation 13:1-10] -Why doesn't God fix the problem of violence in our society?- Join us as we examine the Bible answer to this question. Spoiler alert - God will fix it in HIS time! - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/13/2015

Serving God By Faith” - The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Edification” -[Ephesians 4:11-16] -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/13/2015

“The Reward of Having A Faith Based Perspective” -[Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:14] - The book of Ecclesiastes emphasizes the“Vanity” of life“under the sun.” One may exclusively pursue anything & everything“under the sun” - but all that one may acquire or experience, in the end, not only will prove to be a waste of time & effort, but result in losing what is most valuable, one’s soul. The last two chapters of Ecclesiastes emphasize the need to view & live life by faith in God & with loyalty to God. A faith based perspective on life is a long term investment, an investment beneficial to others, enables endurance, hope, & joy. Also, the earlier one starts living with a faith based perspective, the better. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/6/2015

“The Value of Guilt” -[1 Timothy 1:12-17; Psalm 51:1-17] - What role does‘guilt' have in our lives? How should we deal with ourguilt? Even after we have been forgiven of our sins - and our guilt before God is removed, our past sinfulness still has and effect on us - what effect does it have in your life? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/29/2015

“The New Testament Pattern For Music” -[Worshipping God By Faith] - Why should true worshippers of God oppose using mechanical musical instruments in our worship to God? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/29/2015

“OvercomingDisappointment, Frustration & Discouragement”-[1 Kings 19:1-18; Hebrews 12:1-5,12-15] -Disappointments & frustrations are a part of life & becoming discouraged is something every Christian experiences. However, many times we attempt to deal with our negative feelings & experiences in superficial or temporary ways, (e.g., withdrawing from relationships, giving up prematurely, or even turning a blind eye to the problems we face, etc). These measures will eventually result only in more and more discouragement. – The cycle, if not properly dealt with, will continue until our faith is destroyed. We need to realize discouragement is a product of our own improper perspectives andinadequacies - NOT merely our circumstances! - Why do we become discouraged? What perspective is needed? What qualities & characteristics must I develop within myself? What are some practical steps to take that will help guard my heart from becoming discouraged?Is It Possible I Am The One Who Needs To Change? This is a lesson most all of us can benefit from – I pray that it is an encouragement to you. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/22/2015

“What Dose The Bible Say About That?”-[Selected passages] - Our understanding of the Bible is not so much dependant upon ourintellect, or intelligence, but rather our humility - upon our willingness to believe and obey that which God has revealed. This lesson focuses on some plain, straitforward passages illustrating this truth - e.g., What does the Bible say about religious division? or women being in positions of church leadership? What does the Bible say about the church and recreation and entertainment? What does the Bible say about marriage, divorce and remarriage? When someone does me wrong, how should I handle it according to the Bible? Is salvation by faith only according to the Bible? Is baptism essential for salvation acording to the Bible? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/15/2015

“The Walking Dead”-[[Ephesians 2:1-10; Luke 9:60; 1 Timothy 5:6; 1 Peter 4:6] - A popular craze today is that of “zombies.” - but no, this lesson is not about zombies like you've seen on TV. This lesson is about the real, and very sad condition of many who are living in this world without Christ. Those out of fellowship with Christ are spiritually dead, most not knowing they are lost - on the road to being eternally seperated from God in hell. What are some dangers, or threats, to our spiritual health, that can kill us spiritually? What are some symptoms that indicate I am heading towards spiritual death? - Will we choose life or death? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/8/2015

“What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?”-[Luke 10:21–29] -God has REVEALED Himself & His will -God’s word means what it means - it is the truth - We can understand it! - - -I have often said that a correct understanding of the scriptures is not so dependent upon our understanding“difficult” passages, but rather believing & obeying the easy passages!-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/1/2015

“Balaam - Lessons From A Profit Seeking Prophet" -[Jude 5-16; Numbers 22-25; 31:16; 2 Pet. 2:15-16; Rev. 2:14] -The final year of the Israelites’ journey from Egypt to Canaan.They had conquered the Amorites and their mighty kings (Num 21:21-35). Balak, the king of Moab, and the Moabites were “exceedingly afraid,” . . . and “sick with dread” - (Num 22:2,3).He calls on Balaam to come and curse them.Balaam is mentioned in 8 books of the Bible –It is clear that the Holy Spirit intended for us to learn some lessons from this man’s life. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 10/18/2015

“The Perfect Family" -[Colossians 3:18-21; Deuteronomy 6:4-9] -The “FAMILY,” as God designed it, is under attack! In fact - I would argue our current moral CRISIS in this country is due to the current disrespect for God’s divine pattern for the home, and the overall lack of godly families. - - - It is very true that families are comprised of imperfect people -To properly & successfully address & overcome any problem - we must appeal to God’s word & FOLLOW IT! - - -When God comes first in the heart of every family member - the family will be as God designed it! - - - OH, how we NEED GODLY HOMES!–MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 10/11/2015

“Is Jesus With YOU?" -[Are We Diligently & Honestly Seeking The Real Jesus? - Luke 2:41-52] -It is VERY possible to suppose Jesus is with us when He is NOT! - - - - Many have formulated, accepted & follow a Jesus of their own making, or a different Jesus who fits their own desires & beliefs. Will we make a HONEST & SERIOUS investigation to be certain? - Are we looking for Jesus in all the wrong places? Are we TRULY seeking the REAL Jesus? –MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 10/4/2015

“He Who Overcomes Will Inherit All Things" -[Revelation 21:5-8] -We are EITHER OVERCOMING the world through FAITH IN JESUS, (1 John 5:1-5) - or we are being overcome by the world, (2 Pet 2:20-22) - We will either INHERIT ALL THINGS or we will lose all things -The choice is ours - Mat 16:26; Rev 22:12-17 -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 9/20/2015

“The New Testament Pattern of Worship For The Local Church" -[selected scriptures] -It is important “HOW” we worship!There are MANY different ways to engage in “FALSE” worship!The “PURPOSE” of worship is to honor & glorify God - The ONLY way to honor & glorify God in our worship is to worship AS HE SAYS!-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 9/20/2015

“The Impartiality of God" -[Romans 2:1-16] - What does it mean to say God is“no respector of persons? or“God is impartial? What does it NOT mean? This lesson examines what the Bible teaches about the impartiality of God: The unniversal availability of salvation - theuniversal standard by which we will all be judged - God accepts all who will trust and obey His Son. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 9/13/2015

“What Modern Day Idolatry Looks Like”-[Romans 1:18-25] -Idolatry is the dethroning of the One True God in our heart & replacing Him with ANYTHING or ANYONE else! Our culture is just as guilty of idolatry as anypagan culturementioned in the Bible. However - this lesson has to do with idolatry in a different lightthan whatmost of us would think. I want to submit to you that much of what is commonly called “Christianity” in our culture is not only very dissimilar to biblical Christianity, but is actually a form of idolatry. Please view the charts and listen to this lesson and see why this is the case. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 9/6/2015

“Why The Sermon?" -[Colossians 1:9-29] - What should the preacher preach? Why should the preacher preach? How should the preacher preach? - - - What should the preacher be striving to accomplish? How can the faithful preacher successfully accomplish his objecives? The preachers task is to proclaim scripture and give the sense of it (Neh 8:8; 2 Tim 2:15; 4:2) - -The faithful preacher must preach the word of God, because the power of conversion is ONLY found in the word of God. – Do we fully realize the importance & need for sound, faithful preaching?- - What should we expect from the preacher? What kind of preaching does God demand? How different is the preaching commonly on exhibit today different from the kind of preaching exemplified in the Bible? - -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/30/2015

“My Christianity—A Matter of Convenience or Conviction" -[1 Kings 12:25-33; Acts 24:25] - We are living in a world filled with all types of modern conveniences.We have developed life-styles adapted to these conveniences. There is nothing inherently evil in conveniences, but they can lead us to develop unhealthy spiritual attitudes & can be a real danger to our faith & faithfulness to God. They can corrupt our service to God!There are NO shortcuts to salvation or spiritual growth … Nor can we substitute our convenient ways for God’s commands.- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/9/2015

“Things That Promote Unity In The Body of Christ" -& Things That Destroy It -[1 Corinthians 1:1-13; Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-5; James 3:13-18] - When one becomes a Christian – that person enters into a relationship with the Father, Son & Holy Spirit & with other Christians. The very nature of the relationship should produce unity, cohesion, joint labor & joint success. But, TOO often this is NOT the case. Why? Without question, unity is important to God, seeing that numerous passages deal with it. It also should be noted that ANYONE quilty of causing division among God’s people, be it through introducing false doctrines or ungodly attitudes, is under the curse of God. What is the unity God demands? What MUST be the basis of this unity? How can we be the united people God demands? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/2/2015

““How To Establish Faith” -[The Principle of Submission - How Can We Establish That Which God Wants & Demands From Us? How Can We Know We Are Walking By Faith?] -God has used the basic laws of communication to reveal His will to us.Don’t think that if God had spoken in nothing but direct statements or commands that unity would exist! There are many things God has explicitly stated that the majority of those professing faith in Christ refuse to believe & obey.Understanding approved examples as well as the necessary implications of the statements God has made are both essential to understanding and abiding in God’s divine will.- MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/19/2015

“The Power & Wisdom of God Vs. Worldy Wisdom" -[1 Corinthians 1:17-2:16] - Corinth was a stronghold of“worldly wisdom” where paganism & immorality was the norm. Nearly 50 different philosophical systems competed in a culture of mass confusion.Divine wisdom has never appeared to be very wise from an unbelieving human perspective. Today, we have many of the same problems Corinth had, and we also have the same solution - the need to understand, believe and obey God’s word - the ONLY hope of salvation for a lost and confused world -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/12/2015

“Can We Do A Thing Which God Has NOT Instructed Us To Do By Faith?" -[The Principle of Submission - Seeking Permission For All We Believe Teach & Practice] -All we do in our service to God has its source of permission, or authority. Either God has instructed us through His word to believe & do a thing or man has taken theinitiative to authorize the thing believed or done. Which can be done by faith? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/12/2015

“Learning Contentment" -[1 Timothy 6:3-19] - What contentment is not - What it is - what does it do for us? - How can we be content? Is God ENOUGH? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/5/2015

“Not My Will, But YOURS Be Done!”-[What Effect Does God’s Word Have In Your Life?] - (Matthew 26:36-46;James 1:17-27) -Some Are Hearers But NOT Doers… Explains why 1)Plain passages are sometimes rejected. 2)Many people will not engage in Bible study and discussion. 3) It is hard to explain things to some folks. 4)Preaching the truth on a problem doesn’t always solve the problem.- What Effect Does God’s Word Have In Your Life?… What are the keys to being DOERS & not hearers ONLY? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 6/21/2015

“What, When, Why & How Are We To Forgive One Another?”-What It Means To Forgive? -When MUST I Forgive? - Why MUST I Forgive? -How CAN I Forgive?— We MUST NEVER hold on to anger, bitterness or a grudge - but rather we MUST ALWAYS be kind & tender hearted -compassionate & loving - doing good - turning the other cheek - even taking loss - etc. - I MUST ALWAYS have a desire to forgive - how does forgiving others apply to reconciliation & fellowship? - Can we fully & completely forgive those who continue to live in sin? - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 6/14/2015

“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?”-[A Biblical Understanding of The Church Jesus Built] - Is the church of Christ a denomination? What is denominationalism? Is denominationalism pleasing to God? What is the CURE for division (denominationalism)? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 5/31/2015

“This Is NOT A Salvation Issue! ... OR IS IT?”-[1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Revelation 21:8; Matthew 7:21-23; 2 John 9,10; Romans 14] -A salvation issue is usually defined as something for which a person will go to hell if he persists in and does not repent.Often times when we have a scripture or topic come up that we have a disagreement with someone about - we might say that “it’s not a salvation issue so there’s no reason to discuss it.” - What exactly is and is not a salvation issue? -How do we know what is and is not a salvation issue? -And just as importantly, why do we feel qualified to say that something is not a salvation issue? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 5/24/2015

“The Lord’s church in an 'Experience Driven Culture'”-[John 6:60-69] -As churches decline in membership, they begin to compromise to sustain numbers - Many churches have adopted the "market driven" approach – i.e., Find out what people want and give it to them - WHAT EVER THAT IS!—Many churches of Christ are doing the same things!Can the church fight apathy and materialism by feeding people's carnal appetites?Has the word of God lost it’s power & effectiveness? What should the churches response be to the populace and its increasing hunger for an “experience” & disinterest in the truth? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 5/17/2015

“Saved Like Noah"-[Baptism also now saves us … 1 Peter 3:18-22] - Many strive to explain the apostle Peter’s words in the above text in ways that negate that which he affirms. This study is a detailed examination of this text—1) what is meant by the type / antitype construction of verses 20 and 21? —2) What does Peter mean when he says,“baptism also now saves us?”—3) What is the meaning of the parenthetical phrase "(not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God)? - I realize many may disagree with the conclusions we have reached, but I pray that all will prayerfully and sincerely consider this study and accept that which is the truth. (If anyone has any questions about this lesson, or other materials on this site - please contact me - DM) -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 4/23/2015

“When Jesus Is My All In All"-[Colossians 3:1-17] - What is Jesus Christ to you?Does Jesus Christ “REALLY” have pre-eminence in your life - (Actions speak louder than words!) - When Jesus is TRULY our ALL in ALL - we will be focussed on Him, willput off the old man with his sin & put on the new man according to the image of Christ! - We willworship in spirit & truth & submit every word & deed to Christ’s authority? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 3/8/2015

“Profanity - It Is A Big Deal!”-Disrespecting That Which Is Holy Is A Serious Matter - Profanity involes more than the things we may say - We can be guilty of profane speech - profane worship & profane behavior. -- God demands we respect His person, His word, & His institutions!We can ONLY honor God by faithfully serving & obeying Him!-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 2/1/2015

“Fellowship In Matters of Judgment"-(Romans 14:1-15:7) - [The Realm of Liberty Should Not Be A Warzone] -Romans 14 has been grossly abused by those teaching or defending error . . . Romans 14 teaches the need for tolerance & Forbearance with brethren who differ in matters of indifference to God . . .Attempts to put sinful practices & false doctrine in Romans 14 violates Text & Context. - MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF-1/25/2015

“Fellowship - Basis, Nature & Limit"-[1 John 1:1-10] -The basis for“Fellowship”is the “TRUTH.” When we depart from the truth – we set in motion that which will destroy our fellowship with God & each other -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF-1/11/2015

“The Contrasting Fruit of Belief & Unbelief-[Numbers 13:26-14:10] - This lesson compares the unbelief of the ten spies with the faith of Joshua & Caleb with some practicle applications for us today. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 12/14/2014

“What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Separate”- (Mat. 19:6) - / Scripturally Married Husband & Wife /Christ & His Church & His Teaching / Faith & Works of Obedience / Grace & Law of Christ / Spirit / Love & Obedience To God / Christ / Scriptural Baptism & Salvation / Spirit & Truth In Worship & Service / Faithfulness & Eternal Life /Unbelief (Disobedience) & Condemnation -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/23/2014

“David’s Oxcart & Uzzah’s Error"-[2 Samuel 6:1-11; 1 Chronicles 13:1-14] -David’s attempt to move the ark to Jerusalem was unsuccessful - Uzzah loses his life - David is afraid of the Lord . . .What did David do wrong?What did David learn?How could David accomplish his desire & please God? What are some crucial lessons we NEED to learn from this tragic event? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 10/5/2014

“The Folly of Worldliness"-[1 John 2:15-17] -A person who drinks alcohol socially, uses drugs, Curses, goes clubbing, wears immodest clothing, etc. is worldly …but we need to realize a person can be worldly & not do ANY of these things! In fact, a person can be moral, sober, conservative, benevolent, dependable, & even religious & yet be very worldly. Materialism is worldly - but even further - if one is NOT IN Christ - that one is WORLDLY - NOT Spiritual! -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 9/28/2014

Can We Trust The Text of The New Testament?”- [The Reliability of The New Testament Text] -Has The NT Text Been Corrupted?Can we know that the NT we have is the same as it was when written?Historically there have been MANY enemies of the scriptures. The onslaught has escalated in our day. With the aid of technology,skeptics have saturated academia & the internet with false & skewed information. With the growing militance of the modern skeptic, and the rise of atheism & agnosticism, this kind of study is crucial - especially for younger people who have yet to develop a strong faith in God & His word.-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 8/31/2014

Is It REALLY ARROGANT To Say -’This Is The Truth?’"- The popular attitude that I will call 'Skeptical humility’says no one should be, or even can becertain or dogmatic about anything.This “mindset” is NOT REAL humility - but rank unbelief!It's not arrogant to have firm, immovable biblical convictions.In fact, it is our duty to come to strong, mature, biblically-informed convictions, & hold firmly to the truth-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 7/13/2014

“Identifying A Scriptural Local Church"- (Selected Scriptures)- Far too many fail to make this their primary criteria when looking for a congregation to worship & work with. A scriptural local church can be identified because it follows the New Testament pattern. In order to identify a scriptural church, we MUSTsearch the scriptures that we may know what the NT church looks like. - What was it called? What did it teach? How was it organized? How did it worship? What did it practice?-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 4/13/2014

“Divine Providence In The Life of Todays Christian"- (Selected Scriptures)-Problems are a part of life and how one handles these problems is related to his view of God. Believing in divine providence helps one to cope with the vicissitudes of life.The word itself never appears in Holy Scripture in reference to God, (Acts 24:1), but the concept is found Throughout the Bible. This lesson examines what the Bible teaches about this important subject. -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 3/9/2014

“Worshipping God In Spirit & In Truth”- (John 4:19-26)- What does Jesus mean when he says,“those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth?”Most suggest that it means,“with the right attitude and proper form.” Whie this is true - I want to suggest that there is more involved in the meaning than this.-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/26/2014

“Godly Living In Perilous Times"- (2 Timothy 1:3-4:18)-Can any Bible believer doubt that we are living in perilous times? Atheism, Agnosticism, Postmodernism, Pragmatism, Worldliness, False Doctrine & Division are all on the rise! Let us consider seven exhortations from Paul which will help and encourage us to be faithful! -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/12/2014

"Why Does God Allow Christians To Suffer?"-The unbelieving critic often asks this question as an argument against God: “Why would a God who is all-good & loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful allow bad things to happen to good people?” However, the question may also be asked in sincerity: “How could God let this happen to me and to mine, why would God not stop this pain and help me?” This lesson examines the question and gives scriptural answers -MP3/KEYNOTE/PPT/PDF-(8/18/2013)

"God's Silence Does Not Mean He Is Absent" - Lessons From The Book of Esther-An amazing true story filled with both good and bad examples. We learn of courage, faith and sacrifice, as well as the evils of hatred, pride and greed. Even though God is not directly mentioned, we can clearly see in the book of Esther God working providentially to protect His people that His will be accomplished.MP3/KEYNOTE/PPT/PDF-(4/14/2013)

"Losing It All To Gain Christ" - The Deal of A Lifetime!-What is MOST important to us? What do we value MOST? It is obvious what was important to Paul i.e., JESUS - all He is, all He has, & all He has promised! With regard to profit and loss, we, as the apostle Paul, should view everything as loss that we may gain the Lord. Our only gain (profit) is in knowing the Lord, being in the Lord, living for the Lord & living with the Lord! – (Philippians 3:1-16) –KEYNOTE/PPT/PDF-(3/31/2013)

"Church Discipline - Dealing With The Disorderly" - (That Their Souls Might Be Saved) -Withdrawing fellowship from those who walk disorderly is a command of the Lord, but what does that mean? How should the faithful view and treat those who have been withdrawn from? These are not easy questions, but they are important questions – and the Bible gives us the answers.(Text examined: Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15; Galatians 6:1,2).-MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF/VIDEO- 3/17/2013

"What Must I Do To Be Saved?"- When you ask the majority of religious leaders this question you will get several different answers and most of the time the wrong answer. This is the MOST important question anyone could ever ask? So isn't it REALLY important to get the right answer? The right answer can ONLY be found in the Bible - so what answer does the Bible give? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF/VIDEO- 2/17/2013

"I Would Be Happy If . . ."- (Upon What Does Your Happiness Depend?)- Happiness is something we all desire - but too many are looking for it in all the wrong places! What is happiness? What brings about unhappiness? How can we achieve true happiness? -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 1/20/2013

"Politics of Pilgrims"- What role, if any should Christians play in ourgovernment? Do we understand the the implications & obligations of being citizens of heaven? (Phili 3:17-4:1) -MP3/PPT/KEYNOTE/PDF- 11/11/2012


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