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January 3, 2016 ~ IIKings 13: 1-25 ~ How can you be sure that you are an authority in your field of expertise?  Can you actually be an authority in your field?  From what and from whom do you derive your authority and from what and whom did they derive their authority?  There is only one way you can be an authority!  Please join us for our message from II Kings 13, The Source of Authority, as we find the answers to these questions.

 

 

 

The Source of Authority

January 10, 2016 ~ IIKings 14:1-4 ~ Are you constantly seeking the attention of others?  Are you constantly seeking the approval of others, even though you hope they don't notice?  Are you the main subject of all your conversations?  Do you do these things, even though you are a genuine believer?  Seeing yourself as God sees you will remove the thought that you need anything more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The View from Above

January 24, 2016 ~ Acts 2 ~ What do you say to the "Christian" who hasn't changed his focus since he became a "Christian"?  What do you say to the "Christian" who doesn't love to be with God's people?  What do you say to the "Christian" who says that God loves him and accepts him just the way he is, although he is living in sin?  What do you say to the person who says, "I want to be a follower of Christ, but I don't know if He chose me?  Find the answers to these questions from the Word of God as we look at the Seven Signs of a Regenerated person.

 

 

 

Seven Signs of Regeneration

January 31, 2016 ~ 1Thessalonians 1:2-10 ~ What if instead of "your best life now', Christianity was advertised as a guarantee of increased trials, tribulation, and affliction?  What should be our attitude during times of affliction and intense suffering?  Does affliction increase our testimony and the spread of the gospel?  Should we look forward to intense persecution?  Please join with us as we look at the testimony of the Church at Thessalonica and the Twenty-six Signs of the Regenerated, Post Conversion Believer.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 Signs of the Regenerate, Post Conversion Believer

February 7, 2016 ~ II Kings 15:1-6 ~ Why do some Christians insist on being right?  Why do some Christians find it difficult to admit their sin?  Why do some Christians feel it necessary to correct others in matters of little significance?  Why are prideful people unable to see their resulting wrong behavior?  Please join us today for our message from II Kings 14, where we study the life of king Uzziah.  

 

 

 

Pride, the Blinding Sin

February 14, 2016 ~ Genesis 4:1-17, 25 ~ If you had to live like Abraham and in a tent in order to be a Christian, would you do it?  If you had to give up your home, car, and all your money to be a Christian, would you do it?  Are you willing to part with what is temporal, in order to gain what is eternal, or do you think you will never be asked to?  Join us in our message today, Permanent or Transient, to find the answers to these questions.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permanent or Transient?

February 21, 2016 ~ IIKings 15:6-38 ~ Is depression in the life of a Christian, caused by sin?  Is it true that Christians should never be depressed?  Are medications the cure for depression?  Is it possible to do introspection to the point of becoming depressed?  Do humanistic Biblical counselors help with depression?  Please join us in our study of II Kings 15, for the answers to these questions.

 

 

 

A Depressing Environment

March 6, 2016 ~ IIKings16 ~ Why don't we hear much about the wrath of God?  How does the wrath of God affect you?  Is there a way to escape the wrath of God?  What is the "double cure"?  Please join us as we study II Kings 16 and learn the answers to these questions.

 

 

 

Double Cure

March 13, 2016 ~ IIKings 17 ~ What does genuine repentance lead to?  What are the requirements for adequate support of the House of God?  Is giving money sufficient to prove you don't neglect God's House.  What is the result of being committed to supporting the House of God?  Please join us in our exegetical study of II Kings 17 as we find the answers to these questions.  

 

 

 

Repentance and Commitment

March 27, 2016 ~ IIKings 18&19 ~ What happens when the end is near and we cry out to God?  What should we do when we are ordered to surrender?  What can possibly save us from the world's greatest power and largest army surrounding us?  Join with us in our exegetical study from II Kings 18 and 19, as we find the answers to these important questions.  

 

 

 

God's Response to a God-Honoring Prayer

April 3, 2016 ~ IIChronicles 29 ~ How do you consecrate yourself to God?  Does consecration occur at a date after conversion?  Does consecration draw you nearer to God?  Is it possible that you are a Christian, but aren't consecrated to God and Christ?  Join us in our study of II Kings as we look at the parallel passage in II Chronicles 29, to find the answers to these questions.

 

 

 

Consecration

April 10, 2016 ~ IIChronicles 30 ~ Many churches have priests.  What can a priest do for you?  Can a priest forgive your sins?  Can a priest act as a go-between for you and God?  If a priest tells you that your sins are forgiven; are you relieved of your responsibility to God, and will the priest stand in your place on the day of judgment?  Please join us as we find the answers to these questions from our exegetical study of II Chronicles, 30.

 

 

 

The King, the High Priest, and the Priests

April 24, 2016 ~ IIChronicles 30 & 32 ~ Is God a God of order?  If He is a God of order, why is there so much disorder in His created world?  Why does everything in life go from order to disorder, decay, and death?  Is it possible that the things we observe came to order from disorder?  Join us in our study of II Chronicles 31,32, as we find the answers to these questions.  

 

 

 

The God of Order

May 1, 2016 ~ IIKings 20 ~ What is the one absolute fact that Satan knows about every believer?  When are we most likely to be tempted?  We battle our flesh, but with whom do we engage in the strongest and most consistent battles?  What particular sin is often a precursor to temptations?  Please join us in our message from II Kings 20, as we find the answers to these questions from God's Word.  

 

 

 

The Raging Battle

May 15, 2016 ~ IIKings 21 ~ How is it that 800 different denominations claim to pray to the same God and have their prayers answered?  If a person doesn't believe all that God says about Himself in Scripture; can a person pray to Him?  What must you know before praying to the God of the Universe?  Please join us in our exegetical study of II Kings 21, as we look at the life of Manasseh.  

 

 

 

Praying from the Right Foundation

May 22, 2016 ~  Matthew 7 ~ Is it necessary to confess Christ as Lord, as a Christian?  Will all who say, "Lord, Lord", and do His works, be among the elect in heaven?  What differentiates the elect who say, "Lord, Lord", from the pseudo christian who says, "Lord, Lord"?  Please hear the answers to these important questions as we listen to this excellent sermon by Albert N. Martin.  

 

 

 

Warning to Professing Christians

May 29, 2016 ~ II Kings 22 ~ What is the response of a hard heart?  What is the response of a tender heart, and can these responses be manipulated or concealed?  Does a tender heart reject warnings?  Does a tender heart defy God?  Join us today as we look at the lives of two very different kings, in our message entitled, The Response of a Tender Heart.  

 

 

 

The Response of a Tender Heart

June 12, 2016 ~ IIKings 23:21-25 ~ What forms of magic are acceptable to God?  Is theophostic prayer a Biblical method?  Can people actually talk with the dead, and do people who briefly die and then return to life, actually see heaven?  Please join with us in our exegetical study of II Kings 23, as we find the answers to these questions from Scripture in our message entitled, Consulting Spirits.  

 

 

Consulting Spirits

June 19, 2016 ~ II Kings 23:26,27 ~ If I remain good after salvation, will I avoid God's wrath?  If I sin after salvation, will I receive the curses the children of Israel were warned of?  Are there conditions for acceptance by God?  If it is impossible for humans to completely keep the law, how can I receive God's blessing?  Please join us as we study II Kings 23, vrs 26,27, in our message entitled, Conditional Blessings and Conditional Wrath.  

 

 

 

Conditional Blessings and Conditional Wrath

June 26, 2016 ~ II Kings 23:28-30 ~ Does God allow disaster or does He ordain it?  How do you react when disaster strikes you?  What did the prophets of God have to say about God's judgment, even when it resulted in the death of their friends?  Please join us today in our study of II Kings 23:28-30, as we find the answers to these questions.  

 

 

The Christian's Response to Disaster

July 10, 2016 ~ II Kings 23:31- II Kings 25:26 ~ Does God wait to see what a person is going to decide before He makes His plan?  Does God use people, even people who don't worship Him, to accomplish His purpose?  Would a person who doesn't believe in God, choose to be used by God?  Join us in our final chapters of II Kings to find the answers to these questions in our message entitled, The Director of Kings.

 

 

The Director of Kings

July 17, 2016 ~ Matthew 4:18 ~ What are the qualifications for service to God?  How much education must one have, in order to be greatly used by God?  Is God more likely to choose a Seminary Professor for His service than a garbage collector?  Does God look for "qualified" men and women in His service?  Please join with us as we see the answers to these questions in our message, Introduction to I and II Peter, Part I.  

 

 

 

Introduction to I & II Peter, Part 1

July 24, 2016 ~ Luke 9:23-26 ~ Peter left all to follow Christ.  Peter left all immediately to follow Christ.  What have you left behind to follow Christ?  Are you "preparing" to follow Christ at some point in the future, or are you denying yourself and following Him now?  Have you been equipped to follow Christ?  Please join with us as we learn from the examples in Scripture of Peter, as he followed Christ.  

 

 

 

Introduction to I & II Peter, Part 2

July 31, 2016 ~ John 21:15-19 ~ If you deny Christ, will you lose your salvation?  What must you continue to do to maintain your salvation?  Did Peter lose his salvation after he denied knowing Christ?  Join us in our introduction to I and II Peter as we find the answers to these questions from Scripture.  

 

 

 

Introduction to I & II Peter, Part 3

Introduction to I & II Peter, Part 4

August 7, 2016 ~ Acts 4:13 ~ What do you consider to be a proclamation of the truth?  Do you think boldness is a requirement for presenting the truth?  Can the truth be presented meekly?  Is boldness determined by the receiver, more than by the proclaimer?  Please join us in our Introductory to I And II Peter, Part IV, as we find the answers to these questions from the Bible.  

 

 

 

August 14, 2016 ~ Galatians 2:11-14 ~ Christians are redeemed and sanctified by Christ, but are not perfect in the flesh.  Should a believer confront another believer about sin in his or her life, if they have sin in their own lives?  Should a Christian who sins publicly be confronted or rebuked publicly?  What should be the response of the person who is confronted about his or her sin?  Please join us today as we complete our Introduction to I and II Peter, Part V.  

 

 

Introduction to I & II Peter, Part 5

August 28, 2016 ~ 1Peter 1:1,2 ~ What is the value in a title?  What does your title infer about you?  Do we introduce ourselves as who we really are, or do we include a list of our accomplishments so that people will think we are more than who we are?  What would a proper introduction look like for the Christian?  Please join us today as we begin our study of I and II Peter, and find the answers to these questions.  

 

 

A Proper Christian Salutation

September 4, 2016 ~ 1Peter 1:3 ~ What must you do to be born again?  What does it mean to be "begotten" of God?  What part does the unborn child have in its conception or birth?  At what point does a child realize that it is a birthed human?  Please join us in our study of I Peter 1:3 as we find the answers to these questions.  

 

A Caused Birth

The Inheritance

September 11, 2016 ~ 1Peter 1:4 ~ There are two things reserved for human beings in eternity.  What is reserved for you?  It is guaranteed whether you believe it or not, whether you accept it or not.  Will it be an imperishable and unfading inheritance or will it be eternal damnation and judgment?  Please join us as we answer these questions from the first letter of Peter.

September 25, 2016 ~ 1Peter 1:5 ~ How do you counsel a weary Brother or Sister in Christ?  Do you refer him or her to "professional Christian" counseling?  Do you attempt to counsel from the Word of God, or is the Word of God even sufficient to deal with the problems of our day and culture?  Please join us in our expository teaching from I Peter as we look at I Peter 1:5.

Biblical Counsel for the Weary Saint

October 2, 2016 ~ 1Peter 1:6-9 ~ What is the difference between being a positive person or a person who rejoices?  What kind of people rejoice when facing death?  How can one rejoice while grieving?  Please join us in our expository study of I Peter 1:6-9, as we find the answers to these questions from God's Word.  

 

 

 

The Cause of Rejoicing

October 9, 2016 ~ 1Peter ~ What does the "prepared mind" of a genuine Christian look like?  What is necessary to prepare the mind to do the work we as Christians are called by God to do?  Is preparing the mind a lengthy process and does it require an above average intelligence?  Please join us in the message entitled, Prepared Minds, as we see what Peter had to say about this vital topic.  

 

 

 

 

Prepared Minds

October 23, 2016 ~ 1Peter 1:22-25 ~ What is the Word of God?  What part does the Word of God have in salvation?  Can a born-again person learn how to live for Christ by reading the Old Testament?  What is the "word" in Hebrews 4:12?  Please join us in our study of I Peter as we find the answer to these questions.  

 

 

 

 

The Word

God's Design for Individual Identity and Expression

November 27, 2016 ~ 1Peter 2:11,12 ~ What motivates Christians to serve God and Christ?  What motivates non-Christians to attend Church and follow Christian guidelines?  What part does sincerity and feelings play in your service to Christ, as a genuine Christian?  Please join us in our study of 1Peter chapter 2, as we find the answers to these questions.

 

 

 

November 20, 2016 ~ 1Peter 2:11,12 ~ What is the role of the individual in God's plan?  In what way does the individual find identity?  In what way does the individual function according to God's plan?  Please join us as we find the answers to these questions in our study of I Peter.  

 

 

 

The Basis for Mortification of the Deeds of the Flesh & Growth in Sanctification

December 4, 2016 ~ 1Peter 2:13-15 ~ What steps did Christ and the Apostles take to change the leadership in the Roman government?  What steps did they take to change the unjust laws of the Roman government?  What were the early Christians known for?  What should be our role in our non-Christian culture?  Please join us as the Apostle Peter, writing by the Holy Spirit, answers these questions in our study today of 1 Peter 2:13-15.

 

 

 

The Role of the Christian under Godless Government

December 11, 2016 ~  Alistair Begg ~ Thankfulness is expressed not only with words, but more dynamically, with actions. God’s instructions for the building of the Tabernacle in Exodus began with an offering brought by each one, whose heart was prompted to give. In this way, everything necessary to build the Tabernacle was provided in abundance. Alistair Begg reminds us that recognizing God has provided all we have should result in joyful giving in response to overflowing thankfulness.

 

 

 

Overflowing with Thankfulness - Part Two