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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...

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...

Jesus, Lust & Adultery

I am preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. I don't usually post my sermon notes on this website but it is a topic so critical in our culture...

New Site from Brent.

Hey everyone, I created a new site: www.dailyqv.com Like several of my sites, this was something I used for myself, then other people wanted it, so...

Even though we have not seen God, we know Him if we know Jesus.

John 1:18 (NKJV) No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. Have you ever...

We have to trust that evil will end someday – for good – lest we be tempted to give up or join evil.

Psalm 125:3 (NKJV) For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to...

We get a lot of guarantees & have little trust they will be kept. But there is one guarantee that will ALWAYS be kept.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NKJV) Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit...

We don’t hear much today about being serious and alert. 

1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. The main...

Eternal glory? There’s a price to pay first.

1 Peter 5:10 (NKJV) But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect,...

What is the one thing everyone longs for?

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. It’s been said that what we all have in common our need for...

Pure & Undefiled Chrisitianity

In the 20+ years I've been writing on SeriousFaith.com, I think I've only sent out a ministry request 2-3 times.  My thanks to anyone who takes a...

We hear about and see a lot of disasters and tragedy. As Christians we need not live in fear of these as the Lord is with us.

Proverbs 3:25 (NKJV) Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; Nuclear war. Crashing economy. ISIS. Syria....

Want peace? Jesus told you what you need to know.  Check it out…

John 16:33 (NKJV) These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I...

Purpose in life? Feeling discouraged or weary? Here’s some thrilling encouragement.

2 Corinthians 1:21 (NKJV) Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, For those in Christ (that the folks who have said...

This is not a very peaceful world and it is becoming less peaceful all the time. Why? Because the Prince of Peace is ignored.

John 16:33 (NKJV) These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I...

There is NO need to fear, ever. Don’t be discouraged either. You have all the help and strength you could ever need.

Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you...

There is no need to fear life. God does not give us a spirit of fear but one of security and love where we can call God Father.

Romans 8:15 (NKJV) For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,...

Going Into a New Year

Here are the notes and audio to a sermon I preached on the first Sunday of the New Year. It teaches from the Bible the benefit of self examination,...

Why Does Isaiah Call Jesus the Everlasting Father? Isaiah 9:6

A good friend of mine asked me this question, so I thought I would use the opportunity to publicly answer: In Isaiah 9:6, Jesus is called Wonderful...

Sunday Messages – July 30th, 2017 | John 1:29-34; The Lamb of God

Audio Message: John 1:29-34 The Lamb of God 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the...

Hebrews 4:14-16 – Jesus: Our Great High Priest

  (right click to download) Hebrews 4:14-16 Our Great High Priest Hebrews 4:14-16  Our Great High Priest Hebrews 4:14–16 (NKJV)  14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our...

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God Has Not Been Totally Kicked Out of Our Military

No doubt this will be mocked and made fun of by the godless media and the liberals and the progressives who want God banished from all things America... but these are warriors worshiping the God who gives them their divinely endowed freedoms for which they fight.  An...

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Hebrews 4:12-13 – The Cutting Word

  (right click to download) Hebrews 4:12-13 God’s Word Is Sharper Hebrews 4:12–13 (NKJV)  12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a...

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Christians MUST Be Thankful

  (right click to download) Thanksgiving 2014 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. Washington’s Proclamation about Thanksgiving WHEREAS, It is...

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Hebrews 3:1-6 – Greater Than Moses

  (right click to download) Hebrews 3:1-6 Jesus is Greater Than Moses The Jews so highly esteemed Moses. He was the man to whom God spoke directly… think about that… direct communication between you and God… Moses did that. He was the one who led Israel out of Egypt....

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The Rapture – Part Three

  (right click to download) The Rapture - Part Three (Note: I recommend to you Chuck Missler's book "The Rapture" much of which these messages are based on) Titus 2:11–14  The Blessed Hope of many Christians, is to be part of an historical event the likes of which the...

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The Rapture – Part Four

  (right click to download) The Rapture - Part Four (Note: I recommend to you Chuck Missler's book "The Rapture" much of which these messages are based on) The Blessed Hope Titus 2:11–14 (NKJV) Jesus going away to prepare a home for His Bride symbolized and foretold...

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The Rapture – Part Two

  (right click to download) The Rapture - Part Two (Note: I recommend to you Chuck Missler's book "The Rapture" much of which these messages are based on) Review - The Blessed Hope  Titus 2:11–14 (NKJV) As the world spins out of control, and we witness our own country...

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The Rapture – Part One

  (right click to download) The Rapture - Part One  (Note: I recommend to you Chuck Missler's book "The Rapture" much of which these messages are based on) 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18 (NKJV)  16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of...

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Encourage Someone Encourage Yourself

  (right click to download) Encourage Others  1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. (NASB95) Encourage – to fill with courage or new zeal; to lift up the low in spirit or despondent; to give strength...

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Hebrews 4:1-10 The Promise of Rest

  (right click to download) Hebrews 4:1-10  The Promise of Rest REST: The basic idea is that of ceasing from work or from any kind of action, labor, or exertion. It means the end of trying to please God by our feeble, fleshly works. Rest involves obtaining freedom...

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Hebrews 3:7-19 – The Danger of Hardening Your Heart

  (right click to download) Hebrews 3:7-19 Do Not Harden Your Heart in UnBelief Hebrews 3:7–19 (NKJV)  7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice,   8 Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness,  ...

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Poor In Spirit – A Correct Understanding of Being Lost

  (right click to download) Poor In Spirit – A Correct Understanding of Being Lost by Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com  “Poor in spirit” is genuine humility produced from a correct understanding of our predicament and need; a person who rightly understands his...

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Hebrews: What’s So Great About Salvation?

  (right click to download) Hebrews 2:3 What's So Great About Salvation? Hebrews 2:3 (NKJV)  3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, Hell is...

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Hebrews: Don’t Neglect Salvation

  (right click to download) Hebrews 2:1-4 Don't Neglect Salvation Hebrews 2:1–4 (NKJV) 1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and...

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Hebrews: Jesus Is Superior To Angels – Part Two

  (right click to download) Jesus Is Superior to Angels - Part Two Hebrews 1:4–14 (NKJV) 3… … … … when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance...

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Hebrews: Jesus Is Superior To Angels – Part One

  (right click to download) Jesus Is Superior to Angels - Part One Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com Hebrews 1:3–14 (NKJV) 3… when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as...

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Hebrews: Jesus Is Superior – Part Two

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on March 30, 2014.   (right click to download) Jesus Is Superior - Part Two Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com Hebrews 1:1–3  Jesus is Superior The first paragraph is a poetic/hymn-like presentation of Jesus Hebrews gives 7 Reasons...

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Hebrews: Jesus Is Superior – Part One

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on March 23, 2014.   (right click to download) Jesus Is Superior - Part One Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com Hebrews 1:1–3  Jesus is Superior The first paragraph is a poetic/hymn-like presentation of Jesus the heir of the...

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The Book of Hebrews – Introduction Part 2

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on March 16, 2014.   (right click to download) Introduction to Hebrews - Part 2 Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com Hebrews 6:1 (NKJV)  Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to...

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The Book of Hebrews – Introduction Part 1

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on March 9, 2014.   (right click to download) Introduction to Hebrews - Part 1 Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com Hebrews 6:1 (NKJV)  Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to...

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The Book of Ruth – Introduction Part 2

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on December 12, 2014.  Join me as we begin a study on one of the most beautiful stories and theologically important books of the Bible. (right click to download) Introduction to Ruth - Part 2 Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com...

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The Book of Ruth – Introduction Part 1

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on December 5, 2014.  Join me as we begin a study on one of the most beautiful stories and theologically important books of the Bible. (right click to download) Introduction to Ruth - Part 1 Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com Key...

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Intelligent Designer Needed for Advanced Robot

Intelligent Designer Needed Okay... so let me see if I understand this correctly.  It takes the smartest technology guys on the planet and hundreds of millions of dollars of research, equipment and design to create a remarkable human-like robot... and even still it is...

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What The Bible Says About Heaven – Part 2

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on November 3, 2013.  There are lots of myths and silliness believed about Heaven which causes many Christians not to think about or long for heaven very much. (right click to download) What The Bible Says About Heaven – Part 2...

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What The Bible Says About Heaven – Part 1

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on October 27, 2013.  There are lots of myths and silliness believed about Heaven which causes many Christians not to think about or long for heaven very much. (right click to download) What The Bible Says About Heaven – Part 1...

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What the Bible Says About Hell

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on October 6, 2013.  A straight talking message about what the Bible says about Hell... and it says a lot! (right click to download) Hell – The Bible Speaks Brent Riggs – www.seriousfaith.com The Bible doesn’t present a Gospel that...

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Christian Finances Are Not a Secret

I have to admit I get a little wore out at all the "Christian" sites/books/programs that offer the "Biblical secrets to financial prosperity".  Some are nothing more than the butchering of Scripture passed off as "promises" from God for abundance... others are more...

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A Very Angry God

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on October 13, 2013.  This is a message based on my newest book and website that you can find here... (right click to...

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Quick Thoughts – 2Corinthians 5:17-21

["Quick Thoughts" are some personal notes and comments I send to my daily Bible reading partners; I thought the blog readers might be edified by them too.  If you want to join us in our daily Bible reading accountability group, contact me.] 2Corinthians 5:17-21 17...

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James – Thirteen Tests & Twenty Resolutions

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on Sept 29, 2013.  Below you will find the study notes I handed out. James gives us 13 tests of authentic faith and 20 resolutions to help us live the Christian life. (Click here to see the entire series of "The Book of James -...

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James 5:19 – The Wanderer

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on Sept 22, 2013.  Below you will find the study notes I handed out. James instructs us to go to those who have wandered away from the truth and bring them back to the right way. (Click here to see the entire series of "The Book of...

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James 5:15 – Pray Like Elijah

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on Sept 15, 2013.  Below you will find the study notes I handed out. James gives us an example of an ordinary man of extraordinary prayer. (Click here to see the entire series of "The Book of James - Practical Faith") (right click...

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James 5:13 – Pray When Suffering

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on Sept 8, 2013.  Below you will find the study notes I handed out. James instructs us to pray when we are suffering, sing when we are joyful, and seek out some spiritually strong people to come along side us when we are weary and...

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Awesome Dude

Psalm 99:3 Let them praise Your great and awesome name— He is holy. (NKJV) The other day I was walking down a stretch of sidewalk and approaching me was a well known local Pastor whom I recognized, but he did not know me. We were the only two around. I stopped him (or...

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James 5:12 – Yes Yes No No

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on July 28, 2013.  Below you will find the study notes I handed out. James warns us about how incredibly evil slander and criticism is, violating God's law of love. A must-listen message for anyone who struggles with speaking ill...

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Pulling Your Own Hair – A Lesson About Sin From a Baby

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on Aug 18, 2013.  Below you will find the study notes I handed out. Our infant son (Kaleb, 7 weeks old) was crying out in obvious pain and distress. I went to him, only to find him pulling his own hair over and over. On the one...

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James 4:11-12 – Speaking Evil & Slander

Preached at Straightway Bible Church on July 28, 2013.  Below you will find the study notes I handed out. James warns us about how incredibly evil slander and criticism is, violating God's law of love. A must-listen message for anyone who struggles with speaking ill...

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Our Tornado Story Today

We are getting a lot of inquiries, people wanting to make sure we are okay concerning the killer tornado today.  We are, thank you for caring. First, our home is about 15 miles south of where the big Moore tornado hit today, and 45 minutes north or so of the other...

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