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Christians & Rioting Part 3

Click to listen sermon audio ----------------------- Romans 3:18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” This sums up the root cause: “no fear...

Christians & Rioting Part 2

Click to listen sermon audio Romans 3:10–18 (NKJV) 10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; All encompassing, NOT ONEWe tend to...

Salvation Theology Fundamentals

Click play to hear audio Every Christian should know the basic fundamentals of Salvation. This includes not just HOW to be saved but WHAT Salvation...

Revelation Bible Study – Part 7 (3:1-6)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Sardis 3 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven...

Christians & Rioting – Part 1

Click to listen sermon audio Christians: Who Do We Blame for the Rioting? Answer: Us. But not in the way you think… It’s not an answer based in...

Revelation Bible Study – Part 6 (2:18-29)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Thyatira 18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write:...

Serving & Trusting God As We Get Older

Click play to listen to sermon Psalm 62:1–12 (NKJV)  1 Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.   2 He only is my rock and...

Revelation Bible Study – Part 6 (2:12-17)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Pergamum 12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the...

Romans 12:9-21 How to Act Like a Christian

Click PLAY to listen to the sermon At the end of the 12th chapter of Romans, the Apostle Paul gives us a rapid fire behavior checklist. At this...

Revelation Bible Study – Part 5 (2:8-11)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Smyrna 8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the...

Revelation Bible Study – Part 4 (2:1-7)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Ephesus 2 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven...

A Joy Filled Life in Troubled Times – Part 2

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. A Joy Filled Life in Troubled Times There is no reason and absolutely no...

A Joy Filled Life in Troubled Times – Part 1

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. A Joy Filled Life in Troubled Times Philippians 1:3-6 - When Paul wrote...

Revelation Bible Study – Part 3 (1:9-20)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids Vision of the Son of Man 9 I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient...

Spiritual Viruses: Part 3

Matthew 6:25; 33 25 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life... 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all...

Bible Study ~ Colossians 1:9

Colossians 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV) 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled...

Revelation Bible Study – Part 2 (1:1-8)

Revelation 1:1-8 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known...

Spiritual Viruses: Part 2

Matthew 6:25; 33 25 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life... 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all...

Bible Study ~ Colossians 1:5-9

Colossians 1:5-9 English Standard Version (ESV) 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the...

Revelation Bible Study – Intro

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it,...

Christians & Rioting Part 3

Click to listen sermon audio ----------------------- Romans 3:18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” This sums up the root cause: “no fear of God”. No fear of accountabilityNo fear of judgmentNo fear of retribution or vengeance Indoctrinate people and the...

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Christians & Rioting Part 2

Click to listen sermon audio Romans 3:10–18 (NKJV) 10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; All encompassing, NOT ONEWe tend to think it applies to everyone else BUT MY PEOPLE 11 There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God....

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Salvation Theology Fundamentals

Click play to hear audio Every Christian should know the basic fundamentals of Salvation. This includes not just HOW to be saved but WHAT Salvation is Biblically. Too often Christians are well educated in their profession, hobby or popular culture while woefully...

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Revelation Bible Study – Part 7 (3:1-6)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Sardis 3 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake...

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Christians & Rioting – Part 1

Click to listen sermon audio Christians: Who Do We Blame for the Rioting? Answer: Us. But not in the way you think… It’s not an answer based in white guilt or privilege or genuflecting to the reigning cultureIt’s not buckling to the astonishing power one part of our...

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Revelation Bible Study – Part 6 (2:18-29)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Thyatira 18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, rwho has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze....

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Serving & Trusting God As We Get Older

Click play to listen to sermon Psalm 62:1–12 (NKJV)  1 Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.   2 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.   3 How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain,...

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Revelation Bible Study – Part 6 (2:12-17)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Pergamum 12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. 13 “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did...

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Romans 12:9-21 How to Act Like a Christian

Click PLAY to listen to the sermon At the end of the 12th chapter of Romans, the Apostle Paul gives us a rapid fire behavior checklist. At this point in Romans, Paul has spent a lengthy time explaining salvation. In chapter 12 he opens by urging us to be "living...

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Revelation Bible Study – Part 5 (2:8-11)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Smyrna 8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life. 9 “‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander[a] of those...

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Revelation Bible Study – Part 4 (2:1-7)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids To the Church in Ephesus 2 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient...

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A Joy Filled Life in Troubled Times – Part 2

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. A Joy Filled Life in Troubled Times There is no reason and absolutely no excuse for any Christian not to have a joy filled life no matter what circumstances they find themselves in: a joy filled...

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A Joy Filled Life in Troubled Times – Part 1

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. A Joy Filled Life in Troubled Times Philippians 1:3-6 - When Paul wrote Philippians his life’s circumstances were anything but joyful. A key to having joy in troubled times is a focus on Jesus...

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Revelation Bible Study – Part 3 (1:9-20)

Revelation Bible Study Notes & Aids Vision of the Son of Man 9 I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of...

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Spiritual Viruses: Part 3

Matthew 6:25; 33 25 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life... 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. The Coronavirus has alerted otherwise passive affluent cultures like our that life is...

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Bible Study ~ Colossians 1:9

Colossians 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV) 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible,...

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Revelation Bible Study – Part 2 (1:1-8)

Revelation 1:1-8 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ,...

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Spiritual Viruses: Part 2

Matthew 6:25; 33 25 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life... 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. The Coronavirus has alerted otherwise passive affluent cultures like our that life is...

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Bible Study ~ Colossians 1:5-9

Colossians 1:5-9 English Standard Version (ESV) 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also...

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Revelation Bible Study – Intro

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. Revelation Bible Study Notes &...

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Spiritual Viruses: Part 1

Matthew 6:25-33 25 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither...

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Bible Study ~ Colossians 1:1-5

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brothers[a] in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. Thanksgiving and Prayer 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus...

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Book of John – Message 35 John 8:12

Jesus – The Light of the World  12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  In the Old Testament, Jehovah is the “… I AM THAT I AM …” (Exod. 3:14). Colossians 1:15...

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Twas the Night Before Coronavirus Easter

Easter – The Whole Gospel Easter is about Jesus, about the Resurrection of Christ and the salvation He brought to mankind. 1 Cor 1:23 Paul tells us why the death and resurrection of Jesus was necessary: Romans 3:21–31 21           Matthew 7:21-27 True and False...

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Colossians – Introduction

Key Verses Colossians 1:10 “so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”This is a familiar pattern, repeated over and over again in the New Testament. Our walk is based...

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Help Me In My UnBelief – Mark 9:24

Mark 9:24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (NKJV) "Unbelieving Believers"… genuine Christians who don't live like they actually believe what they know to be true in their head.  Help me in my...

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Basic Truths About the Bible

The Bible IS God’s Word, The Bible is timeless. The Bible is accurate and trustworthy. The Bible is transcendent. The Bible is a unique book. That uniqueness authenticates it. It consists of 66 books, written by about 40 authors over a period of nearly 1500 years. Yet...

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CoronaVirus Sunday: March 29

We are a small church, and we want to be good citizens, so we are following the guidelines about public meetings. We look forward to being able to meet together again soon. This week, I'm posting a selection of devotionals, sermons and Bible readings for our church....

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Philippians 3 – Read & Comment

Colossians 1 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it says in Ezra that he read the Scriptures and explained them so the people would understand. That is our goal... read a...

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Message 34 – John 8:3-11

3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught[aa] in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded[ab] us that such should be...

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Matt 7:13-14 – The Narrow Gate

Part 1 of 4 (Dec 9, 2019) Part 2 of 4 (Jan 19, 2020) (part 3 next week) 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to...

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Colossians 2 – Casual Commentary

Colossians 2 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it says in Ezra that he read the Scriptures and explained them so the people would understand. That is our goal... read a...

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2020 Bible Verses Overview

At our church, we've chosen a couple of dozen verses we are going to focus on in 2020. This message is an overview of half of them (I forgot to record the other half). Every 3 weeks or so, I will preach about one of the verses on this list. BR 2020 Bible Verses Romans...

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Colossians 1 – Casual Commentary

Colossians 1 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it says in Ezra that he read the Scriptures and explained them so the people would understand. That is our goal... read a...

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The Baby Jesus – Christmas

Gabriel Announces Christ’s Birth Luke 1:26–33 (NKJV) 26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And...

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Thanksgiving 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NKJV)  16 Rejoice always,   17 pray without ceasing,   18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. It’s especially important to remember the true nature of Thanksgiving both from the Bible AND from our...

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Matthew 7:7-12 The Golden Rule

7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will...

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Matthew 7:6 – Dogs & Hogs

Hogs & Dogs 6 “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you. This comes on the heals of teaching about judging. How are we to know who the hogs and dogs are unless we judge people?...

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Matthew 7:1-6 – Judging

Do Not Worry At the time Jesus spoke this part of the sermon, the Jewish religion had become nothing but self-righteousness and hypocrisy for a hundreds of years.  Judgments were NOT made in the light of comparing “what is right according to God”.  The religious...

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Matthew 6:25-34 Do Not Be Anxious (Worry)

Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the...

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Eternal Security – Part 5

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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Eternal Security – Part 4

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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Eternal Security – Part 3

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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Eternal Security – Part 2

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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Eternal Security – Part 1

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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True Peace

Note: the audio equipment was not set up quite right, so the recording sounds a bit like I'm in a tin can... hopefully its still easy to understand what I'm saying. There is one thing almost every person wants deep down: peace. Not just peace in their nation (absence...

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Jesus Emphasizes the Dangers of Materialism

BR Note: this message is over 1.5 hours long. We spent the entire Sunday morning time on it with a short 5 minute break in the middle. I know its long but it is very important message I hope you'll read or listen to. Materialism is defined as “the preoccupation with...

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A Biblical Dialogue on Materialism & Wealth

As I was finishing up a sermon for this Sunday on the dangers of materialism (Jesus said it makes Him want to throw up! Rev. 3), I finished the message with a compilation of verses that I will give to my flock as a Biblical dialog they can keep and read. Pure...

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Treasure (Sermon on the Mount Matthew 6:19-24)

Matthew 6:19-24 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal....

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I Am Persuaded

Audio: Note: I was a little pressed for time this morning so I apologize this message sounds hurried. BR I Am Persuaded 2 Timothy 1.8-12 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the...

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