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Exegesis (/ˌɛksəˈdʒiːsɪs/; from the Greek ἐξήγησις from ἐξηγεῖσθαι, "to lead out") is an explanation of a text, particularly a religious text. Traditionally the term was used primarily for work with the Bible; however, in modern usage "biblical exegesis" is used for greater specificity to distinguish it from any other broader critical text explanation. Exegesis is the expository investigation into the history and origins of the text, but may include the study of the historical and cultural backgrounds for the author, the text, and the original audience.

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Elders, Evangelists and Deacons


Timothy was a native of Lycaonia. His father was a Greek, but his mother and grandmother were Jews, 2 Tim. 1:5. He was taught the scriptures from his very youth, 2 Tim. 3:15, and was probably converted during Paul's first visit to Lystra, Acts 14:8-20. He was ordained as an evangelist 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:6, and, after Paul's second visit to Lystra. he spent most of his time with Paul, Acts 16:1. He did much valuable service for Paul, and was greatly esteemed by him. Acts 17:14; 18:5; 20:4; Rom. 16:21; 1 Cor. 4:17; 16:10. His name is associated with Paul in writing a number of letters, 2 Cor. 1:1; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:1. He was pastor at Ephesus and while there received these letters, 1 Tim. 1:3-4. Paul desired to have him with him when death came, 2 Tim. 4:9; 13, 21.


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Acts 14: Evangelist Report on Our Primitive Church Government At Main Street


Kelly preached on our church government, introducing the leadership, and our plans for the future. The link "An Open Letter from Kelly" is an outline to the sermon.


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Acts 13 & 14: Paul's First Missionary Journey Part 2


Paul and Barnabas, having preached at Iconium with great success, persecuted, obliged to flee to Lystra and Derbe, Acts 14:1-6. They preach, heal a cripple; then people, supposing them to be gods, are about to offer them sacrifices, and are with difficulty prevented by these apostles, Acts 14:7-18. Certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, coming thither, induce people to stone Paul; dragged out of the city as dead, while disciples stand around him, rises up suddenly, returns to the city, next day departs to Derbe, Acts 14:19, Acts 14:20. Having preached , he and Barnabas return to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, confirming disciples, ordaining elders in every Church, Acts 14:21-23. Pass through Pisidia and Pamphylia, Acts 14:24. Through Perga and Attalia, Acts 14:25; sail to Antioch in Syria, Acts 14:26. Having called disciples together, inform them of door of faith opened to Gentiles, and abode a long time with the Church, Acts 14:27, Acts 14:28.


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Acts 13: Paul's First Missionary Journey


Acts 13 World Conquest Under Paul Begins
This chapter records the beginning of what is usually called Paul's first missionary journey or as we refer to this study in Acts as: World Conquest. First, there was the formal commission which sent Barnabas and Saul on their way (Acts 13:1-3); then there is the account of their efforts on the island of Cyprus (Acts 13:4-12); next is the record of John Mark's defection after the Leadership switches from Barnabas and Paul. The movement of Paul into Asia Minor (Acts 13:13-16); then follows the record of Paul's address in Antioch of Pisidia (Acts 13:17-43) the record of still another sermon in the same city on the sabbath day one week later (Acts 13:44-52).


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Acts 12: The End of Secular Judaism


Peter Delivered to Prison. Death to Persecutor. Herod persecutes the Christians, Acts 12:1. Kills James, Acts 12:2. And casts Peter into prison, Acts 12:3, Acts 12:4. The Church makes incessant prayer for his deliverance, Acts 12:5. An angel of God opens the prison doors and leads him out, Acts 12:6-10. Peter rejoices, and comes to the house of Mary, where many were praying, and declares how he was delivered, Acts 12:11-17. The soldiers who kept the prison are examined by Herod, and he commands them to be put to death, Acts 12:18, Acts 12:19. Herod is enraged against the people of Tyre, but is appeased by their submission, Acts 12:20. He makes an oration to the people, receives idolatrous praises, and an angel of the Lord smites him, and he dies a miserable death, Acts 12:21-23. The word of God increases, Acts 12:24. Barnabas and Saul, having fulfilled their ministry, return from Jerusalem accompanied by John Mark.


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Acts 11: Cornelius Retold, Gospel Spreads to Gentiles


Disciples were called Christians first Acts 11:26
Isaiah 9:6-7 His Name. Isa. 61:1-6 And they shall build the old wastes (places) Report to the Church. Acts 11:1-18. Acts 11:18-26 The Missionary Work of Those Scattered Abroad Acts 11:19. The Conversion of Gentiles at Antioch, Acts 11:20-21. Barnabas Sent to Antioch by the Church, Acts 11:22-24. Saul Brought from Tarsus, Acts 11:25-26. Isaiah 65:15 Jews to be cursed, Isaiah 62:1-2 New name from mouth of the Lord. After Gentiles converted Acts 11:1 Called by a new name "Christians" We don't claim to be the only Christians but simply "Christians only. Acts 11:26 cf: Acts 26:28, I Peter 4:16, Romans 16:16, Hebrews 1:4, Phil. 2:9ff, I John 3:1.Famine Predicted, Acts 11:27-28. Collections for the Relief of Jerusalem, Acts 11:29-30


   Sunday Morning Bible Class - Luke 10: "He Who Rejects Me"

Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    September 10, 2017 Bulletin
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The Blackest Land, The Whitest People - Jewish Bigottry Worse Than KKK: Acts 10:1 - 11:18


Racial Bigotry: The white verses Black race problems since the founding of our country is nothing in comparison to the problems of the Judaizing Jews and the Gentiles in the primitive Church. This chapter is concerned with the conversion of the Gentile Cornelius, the same event also being justified by Peter and 6 witnesses to the Jerusalem Church in Acts 11. Luke's devoting so much space to the narrative of a single conversion indicates the importance of it. It was in this conversion of this Roman centurion that the issue of receiving Gentiles into Christ began to be decided. Yes, other Gentiles had been saved prior to this; but it was upon the basis of their having first been circumcised and converted as full proselytes to Judaism. The earliest Christians most of whom were Jewish were willing to welcome Gentiles into the faith as Proselytes first and Christians later. Cornelius' baptism was the beginning of the end of that, despite the fact of the "Judaizers" continuing to advocate their old view afterward, as seen through Acts 15 and in the Pauline epistles. The final results: Notice the three verbs in Acts 11:18. First: "they held their peace." The first indicates the criticism was stifled. Second: they "glorified God." The second says for that even for a believing Jew for a Gentile to be of equal value to God was astounding. Third: that God "granted repentance..." The third is of special note by its structure (aorist tense verb) Luke points out that these believing Jews were reluctant to adopt such acceptance of the Gentiles as a policy for the future... The verb indicates that they thought this was probably a onetime deal... But for this once they conceded that God worked a moral miracle... But they were not committing themselves to any permanent principle.


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Acts 9: Saul, The High Sheriff, Is Converted


Saul's Journey to Damascus, Acts 9:2, 26:10. The Lord Jesus Meets Him on the Way, Acts 9:3-9 & 22:9. Called to Be a Witness to the Gentiles, Acts 9:10 & 26:16-17. Baptized by Ananias, Acts 9:11-18. Paul's Account, Acts 22:3-21 & 26:10-20. Preaches Christ to the Jews in Damascus, Acts 9:19-22. They Seek His Death, Acts 9:23-24, Luke 6:22-23, II Corinthians 11:22. His Escape to Jerusalem and Meeting with the Apostles, Acts 9:25-29. Departure to Tarsus, Acts 9:30-31. Peter Heals Aeneas at Lydda, Acts 9:32-35 & 22:13-16. Raises Dorcas at Joppa, Acts 9:36-40, I Kings 17:19-23 &17:2, II Kings 4:32-36 & Matthew 9:25.


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Acts 8: Persecution Leads Growth in Samaria - The Ethiopian Eunuch


A general persecution is raised against the Church, Acts 8:1. Stephen's burial, Acts 8:2. Saul greatly oppresses followers of Christ, Acts 8:3, Acts 8:4. Philip the deacon goes to Samaria, preaches, works many miracles, converts many persons, and baptizes Simon the sorcerer, Acts 8:5-13. Peter and John are sent by the apostles to Samaria; they confirm the disciples, and by prayer and imposition of hands they confer the Holy Spirit, Acts 8:14-17. Simon the sorcerer, seeing this, offers them money, to enable him to confer the Holy Spirit, Acts 8:18, Acts 8:19. He is sharply reproved by Peter, and exhorted to repent, Acts 8:20-23. He appears to be convinced of his sin, and implores an interest in the apostle's prayers, Acts 8:24. Peter and John, having preached the Gospel in the villages of Samaria, return to Jerusalem, Acts 8:25. An angel of the Lord commands Philip to go towards Gaza, to meet an Ethiopian eunuch, Acts 8:26. He goes, meets, and converses with the eunuch, preaches the Gospel to him, and baptizes him, Acts 8:27-38. The Spirit of God carries Philip to Azotus, passing through which, he preaches in all the cities till he comes to Caesarea, Acts 8:39, Acts 8:40.


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Acts 7: Stephen, The First Christian Martyr


Stephen the 1st Christian to Suffer Martyrdom This great chapter is taken up entirely by the account of Stephen's defense before the Sanhedrin and his martyrdom which climaxed it. Actually, Stephen's address was not so much a defense of himself as it was an epic survey of Jewish history as related to their rejection of the promised Messiah; and, while it is true a complete refutation of the charges against himself as apparent in this master oration, it is the glorious figure of the risen Lord which dominates every word of it. It is only natural that in an address which touches so many historical events the destructive critics have worked overtime searching. None of the so-called "contradictions," however, are of any importance; but a few of them will be noted for the purpose of showing the amazing weakness of such criticisms. Those great experts on Jewish history who sat in the Sanhedrin found no fault whatever with the history cited by Stephen; the only thing they objected to was his application of it! The name "Stephen" means "wreath" or "crown", and it is appropriate that the first to win the martyr's crown should have worn such a name.


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Acts 6: Deacons Appointed - Stephen's Miracles and Arrest


This very short chapter narrates the preliminaries of Stephen's martyrdom, noting that it occurred following a period of great growth and prosperity for the new faith (Acts 6:1), that Stephen's rise to prominence was a result of his appointment as one of the seven chosen to administer the distribution of food to the needy, an appointment brought about by complaints of neglecting the Grecian widows (Acts 6:2-7), and that his popularity, ability in debate, and fearless proclamation of the truth resulted in a Pharisaical plot against him, leading to his arrest (Acts 6:8-15). Many things of very great significance come to view in this little chapter: there was the first instance of the laying on of the hands of the apostles; there appeared the first violent opposition of the Pharisees; there occurred the first expansion of the church's organization beyond that of the governing apostles; there was a second threat to the unity of the disciples, deriving from the allegations of neglect of a certain class receiving charity; and there was the exceedingly significant record of The 1st Summary "a great company of the priests became obedient to the faith"


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Acts 5: An Angel Delivers Apostles to Preach in the Temple


The hypocrisy of Ananias & wife Sapphira, their awful death, Acts 5:1-11. The apostles work many miracles, Church of Christ is increased, Acts 5:12-16. The high priest and the Sadducees, being incensed against the apostles, seize and put them in prison, Acts 5:17, Acts 5:18. The angel of God delivers them, and commands them to go to the temple, and proclaim the Gospel, Acts 5:19, Acts 5:20. The high priest, having gathered the council together in the morning, sends to the prison to have the apostles brought before him, Acts 5:21. The offers return, and report that they found the prison shut, and the watch set, but that the men had got out, Acts 5:22, Acts 5:23. A messenger arrives in the meanwhile, and says that the apostles are preaching in the temple, Acts 5:24, Acts 5:25. The captain and officers go and bring than before the council, who expostulate with them, Acts 5:26-28. The apostles defend themselves, and charge the council with the murder of Christ; and assert his resurrection from the dead and ascension to the right hand of God, Acts 5:29-32. The council are confounded, and purpose to slay the apostles, Acts 5:33. Gamaliel gives them seasonable and prudent advice, Acts 5:34-39. The council agree to it, but, before they discharge the apostles, beat them, and command them not to teach in the name of Jesus, Acts 5:40. They depart rejoicing in their persecution, and continue to preach Jesus Christ, Acts 5:41, Acts 5:42.


   Sunday Morning Bible Class - Luke 9

Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 30, 2017 Bulletin
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Acts 4: Peter's Prayer from Psalm 2


After being threatened by the Jewish High Court The Apostles returned to the Church and they went to their knees in prayer to God Acts 4:23 -31 This Psalm is Remarkable for its eloquent change of persons. It is like a heavenly stage play with different people who speak. Psalm 2:1-2 The Prophet Speaks & foretells of the coming Messiah or Christ. How do you know this prophecy is of Christ? An inspired Apostle tells me, I am tracking this Psalm correctly cf: Acts 4:25 ff. Psalm 2:3 The Enemies Speak Psalm 2:4-5 The Prophet Answers the Enemies Cf Luke 21:20 Psalm 2:6 God Speaks cf: Hebrews 12:22. Psalm 2:7 The Messiah Speaks cf: Son Luke 1:31, Matt 3:13ff, Matt 17:5ff, II Peter 1:15, Acts 13:33, Romans 1:3-4, Hebrews 1:1-6 & Heb. 5:5. Psalm 2:8-9. God Answers the Messiah cf: Revelation 2:27, Rev. 12:5 & Rev, 19:15. Psalm 2:10-12, Prophet encourages Enemies to submit to God & His Messiah cf: Heb. 6:1.


   Sunday Morning Bible Class

Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 23, 2017 Bulletin
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Acts 4: Confronting The Saducees and Sanhedrin


Revelation 12:5, Acts 4:1, Peter's sermon was interrupted by Sadducees. Matthew 27:65-66, Luke 22:4, Luke 22:52-53. One Acts main purposes is to show Jews who rejected and crucified Jesus continued rebelling against God. 9th hour, Acts 4:2-3, Acts 3:1, II Corinthians 5:17. Many believed, Acts 4:4. Sanhedrin, Acts 4:5-6. By what power, Acts 4:7. Respect, Acts 4:8, Matthew 10:17-19. Peter addresses head-on, Acts 4:9-10. Cornerstone, Acts 4:11, Matthew 21:42, Psalm 118:22, Isaiah 28:16, Isaiah 8:13-17, I Peter 2:4-9, Ephesians 2:19-22, Romans 9:33. Saved, Acts 4:12. Not schooled, Acts 4:13. Man healed, Acts 4:14. Could not deny, Acts 4:15-16. Not speak of it, Acts 4:17-20. Threatened, Acts 4:21-22. Let go, Acts 4:23-24. Inspired, Acts 4:25-26.


   Sunday Morning Bible Class

Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 16, 2017 Bulletin
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Acts 3: Healing the Man at Gate Beautiful - 2nd Gospel Sermon


Luke, Author of Acts, chooses "wonders and signs" for an example to Theopolis. Another sign, Mark 16:17. The people marveled, Acts 3:9. Your God will come, when? Then! Isaiah 35:4-7. One Way, Isaiah 35:8, John 14:6. We will come Home, Isaiah 35:9-10, Hebrews 12:22-24, I Corinthians 2:9. Beautiful gate, Acts 3:10. Solomon's Porch, 3:11. Glorify God, not servant, Acts 3:12-13. Chose Barabbas, Acts 3:14-15. His faith healed him, Acts 3:16. Ignorance, Acts 3:17-18, Mark 12:7. Obey the Gospel, Acts 3:19 and 2:38. Second Coming, Acts 3:20-21, II Peter 3:12. Prophet like unto Moses, Acts 3:22-23. Prophecy, Acts 3:24. Sons of Abraham, Acts 3:25, Galatians 3:16. Jew first - then Gentile, Acts 3:26.


   Sunday Morning Bible Class

Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 9, 2017 Bulletin
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Nehemiah 1:1-11: Nehemiah, Man Of Prayer


(Nehemiah 1:4) Nehemiah displays great concern over the ruins of the city of Jerusalem. He has a zeal and a passion, for both God's honor and the honor of God's people. (Nehemiah 1:5) He appeals to God's covenant with his people. (Nehemiah 1:6) Nehemiah diligently calls upon the name of the Lord in this hour of distress. He confesses both his sins and the sins of the people. (Nehemiah 1:7) He confesses that they have broken God's law and disregarded his commandments. (Nehemiah 1:8-9) Nehemiah appeals to God's covenant and promises to forgive his people. (Nehemiah 1:10-11) He brings to God's attention the fact that those in the city of Jerusalem are His people, and once more pleads for God to hear his prayer.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 2, 2017 Bulletin
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The Five-Fold Worship of the Church


Worshiping God is our duty: cf: John 4:23-24. Lord's Supper: Exodus 12:1-15, 22-27 & 29-30, Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:15-26, I Corinthians 11:23-32; Preaching: Mark 16:15-16, I Corinthians 1:18, II Timothy 2:2, 3:14 & 4:5; Singing: Matthew 26:30, I Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, James 5:13, I Corinthians 5:7 & II Chronicles 29:25-30; Praying: Acts 2:42, Luke 11:1-13, & Giving: I Corinthians 16:1-2 & II Corinthians 9:6-9, Malachi 3:7-12


   Sunday Morning Bible Class

Invitation: Prayers Requested    June 25, 2017 Bulletin
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Acts 2: A Fellowship of Believers is Born


Acts 2:36 is point of whole sermon "Lord" Greek-Kurios, YHWH-Hebrew Unspeakable name of God, & "Christ"-Greek Christos, Hebrew Messiah or Anointed One. Acts 2:37 No faith was produced by demonstrations of the spirit Acts 2:1-21. Only with preaching of Gospel, Acts 2:22-36 faith is produced. Cf Rom 10:17. Acts 2:38 contains 2 imperatives & 2 promises. Dependence of the clause, remission of sins, relies upon both imperative verbs, repent & be baptized. 2 promises, remission of sins & gift of Holy Spirit. Act 2:39 conditions are for whole Christian Age. Act 22:16, 2:40-42, Ex 32:25-28, II Tim 2:2, Ro 15:26, Prayer I Cor 11:23:31, Lk 18:1, Lk 11:9-10 Worship began 2:43-46 sharing their wealth Act 5:42, Ro 16:3:5I Cor 16:19, Phim. 1:1-2, 2:47 baptized believers added by the Lord to "the Church.", Dan 2:44, Mt 15:9, Col 1:18,Mt 1616-18, Act 20:28;30, II Tim 2:2 & 15. Great falling away II Pt 2:3 Reformation II Th 2:3 Restoration Jn 17:20-21 I Cor 1:10, Ep 1:22-23 & 4:3-6 Christians Only Acts 11:26, I Pt 4:16, II Pt 1:3, II Tm3:15, II Pt 1:20 Seed Lk 8:11 & 15 Lord's Supper Ac 20:7 Immersion Mk 16:15-16 Church is Christ's Bride.


   Sunday Morning Bible Class

Invitation: Prayers Requested    June 18, 2017 Bulletin
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Baptism and the Blessing of Water


The Great Commission, Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:15-16. Simon the sorcerer heard the Word and was baptized, Acts 8:4-13. The Ethiopian eunuch was baptized, Acts 8:27-39. Those who the Holy Ghost fell on were baptized, Acts 10:34-48. The Philippian Jailer was baptized, Acts 16:25-34. Crispus and his house believed and were baptized, Acts 18:1-8. I noticed how baptism works a good work in us and for us. We are openly raised from the dead as Christ triumphing over death (sin), Colossians 2:8-15. Baptized into Jesus Christ into His death, buried with Him, raised up with Him and live with Him, Romans 6:3-10. Baptized into the body, the Church, I Corinthians 12:12-14. Those baptized into Christ have put on Christ, Galatians 3:26-27. Those baptized into Christ are new creatures, II Corinthians 5:14-17. A Spiritual Metamorphosis needs to take place in our lives. Baptism now saves us, I Peter 3:18-22. Invitation: Hear - Romans 10:17, faith cometh by hearing. Believe - Hebrews 11:6, without faith it is impossible to please. Repent - Luke 13:3, Except you repent - ye shall all likewise perish. Confess - Matthew 10:22-33, confession. Remain Faithful - Revelation 2:10 - be faithful until death.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    June 4, 2017 Bulletin
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Luke 8:4-15: The Good Ground


In I Cor 3:6, Paul refers to God's people as "God's field." In Old Testament, we see that the heart of man is compared to soil, with the capability of being either hard or soft (Jer 4:3-4). This is the idea which is conveyed in our text and Jesus reveals to us that there are four types of soil representing the hearts of four types of people. There is the ground that is along the path which represents hard hearts (Luke 8:12). The shallow soil along rock is good for a little while and represents those who are quick to believe yet there is no depth of soil. Consequently, they fall away in times of testing (Luke 8:13). The soil which is full of thorns represents those who while hearing the word are choked out and do not produce fruit (Luke 8:14). "As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience." Luke 8:15


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    May 28, 2017 Bulletin
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Acts 2: Pentecost - The First Gospel Sermon


Acts 1:26-2:14 The Apostles are Baptized in The Holy Spirit evidenced with the sound of a "Rushing Mighty Wind" and, "Tongues like as of Fire" Fellowship called "The Church" is born. Acts 2:17 Last days cf: Joel 2:28-32. Acts 2:20 "day of The Lord"; is coming destruction of Jerusalem & final judgment day cf I Cor 5:5, II Cor 1:14, I Thess. 5:2, II Peter 3:10. During Christian Age "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". This chapter will teach us how to call. Acts 2:22-24 This is the greatest speech in history. Peter makes 7 points Acts 2:25 cf Psalm 16:8-11. Acts 2:26-28 cf: Heb. 12:2, Heb. 2:17, John 9:4. Acts 2:29-30 cf: Matt. 22:41:46, Psalm 132:11. Acts 2:31-35 cf: Psalm 110:1. Acts 2:36 is point of whole sermon "Lord" Greek-Kurios, YHWH-Hebrew Unspeakable name of God, & "Christ" - Greek Christos, Hebrew Messiah or Anointed One. Acts 2:37 No faith was produced by demonstrations of the spirit Acts 2:1-21. Only with preaching of Gospel, Acts 2:22-36 faith is produced. Cf Rom 10:17. Acts 2:38 contains 2 imperatives & 2 promises. Dependence of the clause, remission of sins, relies upon both imperative verbs, repent & be baptized. 2 promises, remission of sins & gift of Holy Spirit. 2:39 conditions are for whole Christian Age. 2:40-42 Worship began 2:43-46 sharing their wealth 2:47 baptized believers added by the Lord to "the Church."


   Sunday Morning Bible Class

Invitation: Prayers Requested    May 21, 2017 Bulletin
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Acts 1: World Conquest


Most verses 3rd person: "they did "or "he did ". Some use 1st person plural, "we". Acts 16:10-18, 20:5-15, 21:1-18, 27:1, 28:16, "we" alerts us to fact author is eyeball witness. Purpose in writing Lk -Act: words & deeds of Jesus in Lk & World conquest by Gospel in Act. Introduction Lk 1:1-4 states purpose. Lk/Act shd be considered 1 work in 2 parts. Read Lk 24 w/Act. Threads tie Luke and Acts together: Both addressed to Theophilus, Act 1:1A Former treatise Lk 1:1-4. Act 1:1B. Jesus didn't practice what He preached. He preached what He practiced. "Do & teach" Lk 24:19. Act 1:2A Taken up Lk 24:51. Act 1:2B Commandments Mk 16:15-16 & Mt 28:18-20. "To whom" whom is an antecedent that refers back to nearest noun "Apostle" in verse 2. Act 1:3A "Many infallible proofs" Lk 24:36-43. Act 1:3B Kingdom Lk 24:46-47. Act 1:4 Wait for promise Lk 24:49. Act 1:5 Apostles baptized w/Holy Ghost Matt 3:11-12 & lesson on Jn 13, 14, 15, & 16. Act 1:6 Jesus promised Kingdom to come during life of apostles Mk 9:1. Is this the time? Act 1:7 Jesus says don't worry about time stay focused on job, I Thess. 5:1ff. Jesus promised Kingdom would come w/Power Mk 9:1, Act 1:8A Jesus says Power comes w/Holy Ghost upon Apostles. Act 1:8B Apostles to be eyeball witnesses unto earth, Act 1:21-22, 2:32, 3:15, 5:32, 10:39-41, 22:14-15, 23:11, 26:13-16, II Pet 1:13-21. Act 1:9 view from earth, Dan 7:13-14, view of Heaven. False teachers say Daniel vision 2nd coming, says Son of Man coming to Ancient of Days. Dan 7:13-14 teaches Christ received Kingdom? At Ascension to Father Act 2:30-32: 1:10-11 Will come same way He went Rev 1:7.


   Sunday Morning Bible Class

Invitation: Prayers Requested    May 14, 2017 Bulletin
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I Corinthians 15:1-4: The Gospel Preached to all the World in Every Generation


Preach the Gospel, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16. Preaching: The evangelist is to herald or announce the "Good News"... you announce "News" you do not teach news. The Evangelist is to read, reason, state, illustrate and prove the great gospel facts, Luke 24:44-49, II Timothy 3:12-17, Preach The Word, II Timothy 4:1-5, Acts 20:27. Your words are not inspired God's word is inspired and after announcing the "Good News" Evangelist is to "teaching them to observe all things whatsoever" Christ and the Apostles taught us. II Timothy 2:2. Apostles would complete their World Wide Mission, Psalm 19:1-14. Apostles and 1st century Church did it, Mark 16:20, Acts 28:22, Romans 1:8, Romans 10:14-18, Colossians 1:5-6, Colossians 1:23, I Thessalonians1:7-8. Giving our money is a blessing, Malachi 3:8-10, Acts 2:42.


   Sunday Morning Bible Class

Invitation: 3 Baptisms, Prayers Requested    May 7, 2017 Bulletin
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I Corinthians 2:2: The Cross of Christ


The great need for the Church today is not new and better ideas or more church growth schemes, but rather a return to the old paths which are given to us in the Bible. (Jer 6:16) (Acts 2:42) We must make it our great ambition to lift up Christ in the preaching of the Cross, the foundation of all Christian Doctrine! (Rom. 3:23-27) (1 Cor 2:2,15:1-4) God is Holy (Is. 6:3)(Habakkuk 1:13). Man is sinful (Gen 6:5) (Rom 3:10-18). God is just and is a righteous Judge. (Gen 18:25) (Ps75:7) How can God be "Just and the justifier"? ( Rom 3:25)(Pr 17:15) Jesus is our substitute, propitiation, and Passover Lamb. (1 Cor 5:7)


Invitation: Prayers Requested    April 30, 2017 Bulletin
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The Great Commission: Matthew 28, Mark 16, & Luke 24


Christ Commissions His Apostles - Mark 16:14 He appears to eleven & rebukes their unbelief, Luke 24:36-43 & John 20:19-23. Mk 16:15-16 Gospel all the world, Matt 28:18-20 & Luke. 24:44-49, Acts 1:4-8. Mk 16:17 cf. Mk 16:14-17. "The Eleven" Apostles are the antecedent of "them" in Mark 16:17. Antecedents always refer back to the nearest named noun. Cast out devils cf: Acts 5:16, Tongues Acts 2:1-4, Mk 16:18 Serpents cf: Gen 3:15, Ps 91:11-13, Luke. 10:17-19, Acts 28:3-6 & Rom 16:20, Heb. 2:3-4, Mk 16:19 Received into Heaven Luke 24:51 & Acts 1:9, Psalm 110:1, Eph. 1:19-20, Heb. 1:3 & v:13, Heb. 10:12-13, Mk 16:20. Gospel preached everywhere cf Matt 24:14, Prophecy Psalm 19:1-9, Rom 10:14-18, Col 1:5-6, Col 1:23 & I Thess. 1:7-8.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    April 23, 2017 Bulletin
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Is World War III Approaching? Is This The "End of Days"? What does the Bible Say?


The doctrine of Christ's resurrection according to the Scriptures is The Gospel. I Corinthians 15:1-4, What Scriptures? Isa. 53:8-10. Jesus the resurrected Christ, seen by over 500 witnesses plus the Apostles, I Cor. 15:5-7, Paul's Apostleship, I Cor. 15:8-10, II Cor 11:23-28. All the Apostles preached & believed the same things, I Cor 15:11. There is a Judaizing false teacher at Corinth I Cor 15:12. On the contrary, Paul says "but now is Christ risen" & first-fruits are proof of a coming great harvest, I Cor 15:20. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:21-22. There is order in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:23. At the end of time, Christ will deliver up the Kingdom, the people of Christ or the Church of Christ, to God, I Cor 15:24. Greater & different degrees splendor in Resurrection, I Cor 15:41-44. Second coming of Christ in Power & Glory is one event, John 6:40, Resurrection of the dead at the last day, John 6:40, Matthew 25:31-36, dead raised I Thess. 4:13-18, cf: John 6:40, I Cor 15:50-57, cf: John 6:40, II Pet 3:1-18. The work of the Lord, I Cor 15:58,.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    April 16, 2017 Bulletin
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"Easter" - Luke 24: "He is Risen"


Women coming early to sepulcher on 1st day of the week, bringing spices, find stone rolled away, & tomb empty, Lk 24:1-3. They see a vision of angels, announce Christ's resurrection, Lk 24:4-8. Women return & tell this to the eleven, Lk 24:9, Lk 24:10. They believe not, but Peter goes & examines tomb, Lk 24:11, Lk 24:12. Christ, unknown, appears to two of the disciples on the way Emmaus, & converses with them, vv. 13-29. While they are eating together, he makes himself known, & immediately disappears, Lk 24:30, Lk 24:31. They return to Jerusalem, and announce his resurrection to the rest of the disciples, Lk 24:32-35. Jesus appears to them, & gives them many infallible proofs of the reality of his resurrection, Lk. 24:36-43. He preaches to them, gives them the promise of the Holy Spirit, & commissions them: Lk 24:44-49. He takes them to Bethany, & ascends to heaven in sight, Lk 24:50, Lk 24:51. They worship him, & return to Jerusalem, Lk 24:53.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    April 9, 2017 Bulletin
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Harmony of the Gospels: The Crucifixion of Jesus


These verses are chosen for the fullest account. This is much like the earliest known harmony the Diatessaron by Tatian in the 2nd century, and variations based on the Diatessaron continued to appear into the Middle Ages. A Gospel harmony is an attempt to collate the Christian canonical gospels into a single gospel account. Gospel harmonies are constructed and studied by scholars to establish a coherent chronology of the events depicted in the four canonical gospels in the life of Jesus, to better understand how the accounts relate to each other, and to evaluate their use of different words. You should, however, read all 4 Gospels to Understand the complete account.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    April 2, 2017 Bulletin
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Mark 11:1-11: Triumphal Entry - Genesis 49:10, Zechariah 9:9


Christ rides into Jerusalem upon an ass, in fulfillment of the prophecy of: Genesis 49:10-11 & Zechariah 9:9; He Expels money changers, Matthew 21:12 in fulfillment of Malachi 3:1-7, blind & lame healed, Matthew 21:14 cf: Isaiah 35:5, Parables of 2 sons & vineyard Matthew 21:28-41, The stone cf: Psalm 118:22ff, Isaiah 28:16, Isaiah 8:13-15, Acts 4:11ff, Romans 9:33, Ephesians 2:19-22, I Peter 2:5-9 & Romans 12:1-2. Royal & Triumphal Entrance into Jerusalem: Mark 11 Official Entrance into Jerusalem. Mark 11:1-11 cf: Genesis 49:10-11, Revelation 19:11-16, Zechariah 9:9-11, Psalm 118:25-26 & Malachi 3:1-5; The Barren Fig Tree Cursed. Mark 11:12-14 cf: Hosea 9:10, Matt 23:23, Matthew 7:15-20, Jeremiah 11:1-3, Isaiah 65:15; The Second Cleansing of the Temple. Mark 11:15-16 cf: Jeremiah 7:30, Ezekiel 8:15-18, Isaiah 52:11 & Isaiah 56:7; Indignation of the Jewish Rulers. Mark 11:17-19 cf: Psalm 69:9, John 11:47-50; Faith, The missing Figs of Israel. Mark 11:20-26


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    March 26, 2017 Bulletin
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Worship at Home: The Five Things we Do to Worship God


The 5 Fold Worship of the Church Worshiping God is our duty: cf: Hebrews 10:25, Acts 2:42, & John 4:23-24. Lord's Supper: Exodus 12: 1-15, 22-27 & 29-30, Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:15-26, I Corinthians 11:23-32; Preaching: Mark 16:15-16, I Corinthians 1:18, II Timothy 2:2, 3:14 & 4:5; Singing: Matthew 26:30, I Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, James 5:13 & II Chronicles 29:25-30; Praying: Acts 2:42, Luke 11:1-13, & Giving: I Corinthians 16:1-2 & II Corinthians 9:6-9


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    March 19, 2017 Bulletin
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Home Churches: How to Set Up a New Testament Church in Your Home


Worship with reverence & fear Hebrews 12:28-29 & James 4:7-10 All Christians Priests I Peter 2:5-9 If the Church of Christ does not exist in your community, you should start now Worshiping in your home and asking others to come meet with you. As Jesus said Luke 14: 21 ... Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. The Church of Christ is not a building, ... the Church of Christ is the people of Christ who have come to Christ biblically in the appointed way. The Church of Christ is not a denomination, it is the one true fellowship you read about in Romans 16:16 If the Church in its true form exists where you live, it might not be advisable to start a new congregation ... on the other hand if there is not a Bible believing faithful congregation in your area ... or if you just don't fit and you have stopped assembling then you have the responsibility to begin worshiping God properly yourself and thereby establishing the Church in your home Jesus did not commission us to go into all the world & build gothic cathedrals or church buildings.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    March 12, 2017 Bulletin
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I Peter 2:5-9: The Priesthood Of all Believers - All Christians are Priests


Worship with reverence & fear Hebrews 12:28-29 & James 4:7-10 All Christians Priests I Peter 2:5-9 If the Church of Christ does not exist in your community, you should start now Worshiping in your home and asking others to come meet with you. As Jesus said Luke 14: 21 ... Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. The Church of Christ is not a building, ... the Church of Christ is the people of Christ who have come to Christ biblically in the appointed way. The Church of Christ is not a denomination, it is the one true fellowship you read about in Romans 16:16 If the Church in its true form exists where you live, it might not be advisable to start a new congregation ... on the other hand if there is not a Bible believing faithful congregation in your area ... or if you just don't fit and you have stopped assembling then you have the responsibility to begin worshiping God properly yourself and thereby establishing the Church in your home Jesus did not commission us to go into all the world & build gothic cathedrals or church buildings.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    March 5, 2017 Bulletin
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Romans 16:16: Worship God with Reverence and Fear


If the Church of Christ does not exist in your community, you should start now Worshiping in your home and asking others to come meet with you. As Jesus said Luke 14: 21... Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. The Church of Christ is not a building, the Church of Christ is the people of Christ who have come to Christ biblically in the appointed way. The Church of Christ is not a denomination, it is the one true fellowship you read about in Romans 16:16 If the Church in its true form exists where you live, it might not be advisable to start a new congregation... on the other hand if there is not a Bible believing faithful congregation in your area... or if you just don't fit and you have stopped assembling then you have the responsibility to begin worshiping God properly yourself and thereby establishing the Church in your home Jesus did not commission us to go into all the world and build gothic cathedrals or church buildings.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    Feburary 26, 2017 Bulletin
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God's Word, Part 4: The Inerrant Word of God


The Bible is used to describe books of Old & New Testaments. It comes from Greek biblos meaning book. Difference between the Old & New Testament: Hebrews taught that Christ brought a new & better Testament, Heb 7:22, 8:6-13, 9:15. The Old Testament is divided into three groups. The Law: The 1st 5 books of Moses known as the Torah & Pentateuch. The Prophets: 21 books - major & minor Old Testament Prophets. Writings: 13 books of poetry, history and psalms. The New Testament consists of 27 books that naturally divide into 4 parts - The 4 Gospels, Acts, Epistles & Revelation. Epistles are 21 books of teaching. 13 are Pauline Epistles (written by the apostle Paul), 8 are called General Epistles written by other Apostles/Prophets. Hebrews was written by an unknown writer. The Bible is a remarkable book, it's Teachings Divinely Inspired. Non-believers account for the Bible on natural rather than supernatural grounds. The doctrine of Inspiration asserts that Bible revelation did not & could not originate in the mind of man. The Bible claims to be "inspired" meaning "God breathed" cf: II Tim 3:16. It claims Holy men of God "spake" "carried along" by Holy Spirit, II Pet 1:20. Scriptures did not originate in the human mind. They are not a human product & cannot be accounted for on natural grounds. Bible miracles are contrary to ordinary human experience, but they are not contrary to reason. With God, miracles & the extraordinary are not contrary to reason. It isn't that the Bible is different from other religions because man evolved in his thinking & became better. Concepts found in the Bible completely differ from societies of the ancient world. The Bible is NOT simply a better revelation than Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian, or Roman religion. Truth is: The Bible is altogether true while others are altogether false.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    Feburary 19, 2017 Bulletin
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God's Word, Part 3: The Devine Inspiration of the Bible


The Bible is used to describe books of Old & New Testaments. It comes from Greek biblos meaning book. Difference between the Old & New Testament: Hebrews taught that Christ brought a new & better Testament, Heb 7:22, 8:6-13, 9:15. The Old Testament is divided into three groups. The Law: The 1st 5 books of Moses known as the Torah & Pentateuch. The Prophets: 21 books - major & minor Old Testament Prophets. Writings: 13 books of poetry, history and psalms. The New Testament consists of 27 books that naturally divide into 4 parts - The 4 Gospels, Acts, Epistles & Revelation. Epistles are 21 books of teaching. 13 are Pauline Epistles (written by the apostle Paul), 8 are called General Epistles written by other Apostles/Prophets. Hebrews was written by an unknown writer. The Bible is a remarkable book, it's Teachings Divinely Inspired. Non-believers account for the Bible on natural rather than supernatural grounds. The doctrine of Inspiration asserts that Bible revelation did not & could not originate in the mind of man. The Bible claims to be "inspired" meaning "God breathed" cf: II Tim 3:16. It claims Holy men of God "spake" "carried along" by Holy Spirit, II Pet 1:20. Scriptures did not originate in the human mind. They are not a human product & cannot be accounted for on natural grounds. Bible miracles are contrary to ordinary human experience, but they are not contrary to reason. With God, miracles & the extraordinary are not contrary to reason. It isn't that the Bible is different from other religions because man evolved in his thinking & became better. Concepts found in the Bible completely differ from societies of the ancient world. The Bible is NOT simply a better revelation than Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian, or Roman religion. Truth is: The Bible is altogether true while others are altogether false.


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Invitation: Prayers Requested    Feburary 12, 2017 Bulletin
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God's Word, Part 2: Not Human or Natural


The Bible is used to describe books of Old & New Testaments. It comes from Greek biblos meaning book. Difference between the Old & New Testament: Hebrews taught that Christ brought a new & better Testament, Heb 7:22, 8:6-13, 9:15. The Old Testament is divided into three groups. The Law: The 1st 5 books of Moses known as the Torah & Pentateuch. The Prophets: 21 books - major & minor Old Testament Prophets. Writings: 13 books of poetry, history and psalms. The New Testament consists of 27 books that naturally divide into 4 parts - The 4 Gospels, Acts, Epistles & Revelation. Epistles are 21 books of teaching. 13 are Pauline Epistles (written by the apostle Paul), 8 are called General Epistles written by other Apostles/Prophets. Hebrews was written by an unknown writer. The Bible is a remarkable book, it's Teachings Divinely Inspired. Non-believers account for the Bible on natural rather than supernatural grounds. The doctrine of Inspiration asserts that Bible revelation did not & could not originate in the mind of man. The Bible claims to be "inspired" meaning "God breathed" cf: II Tim 3:16. It claims Holy men of God "spake" "carried along" by Holy Spirit, II Pet 1:20. Scriptures did not originate in the human mind. They are not a human product & cannot be accounted for on natural grounds. Bible miracles are contrary to ordinary human experience, but they are not contrary to reason. With God, miracles & the extraordinary are not contrary to reason. It isn't that the Bible is different from other religions because man evolved in his thinking & became better. Concepts found in the Bible completely differ from societies of the ancient world. The Bible is NOT simply a better revelation than Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian, or Roman religion. Truth is: The Bible is altogether true while others are altogether false.


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    Feburary 5, 2017 Bulletin
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God's Word, Part 1: Inspiration of the Bible


The Bible is used to describe books of Old & New Testaments. It comes from Greek biblos meaning book. Difference between the Old & New Testament: Hebrews taught that Christ brought a new & better Testament, Heb 7:22, 8:6-13, 9:15. The Old Testament is divided into three groups. The Law: The 1st 5 books of Moses known as the Torah & Pentateuch. The Prophets: 21 books - major & minor Old Testament Prophets. Writings: 13 books of poetry, history and psalms. The New Testament consists of 27 books that naturally divide into 4 parts - The 4 Gospels, Acts, Epistles & Revelation. Epistles are 21 books of teaching. 13 are Pauline Epistles (written by the apostle Paul), 8 are called General Epistles written by other Apostles/Prophets. Hebrews was written by an unknown writer. The Bible is a remarkable book, it's Teachings Divinely Inspired. Non-believers account for the Bible on natural rather than supernatural grounds. The doctrine of Inspiration asserts that Bible revelation did not & could not originate in the mind of man. The Bible claims to be "inspired" meaning "God breathed" cf: II Tim 3:16. It claims Holy men of God "spake" "carried along" by Holy Spirit, II Pet 1:20. Scriptures did not originate in the human mind. They are not a human product & cannot be accounted for on natural grounds. Bible miracles are contrary to ordinary human experience, but they are not contrary to reason. With God, miracles & the extraordinary are not contrary to reason. It isn't that the Bible is different from other religions because man evolved in his thinking & became better. Concepts found in the Bible completely differ from societies of the ancient world. The Bible is NOT simply a better revelation than Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian, or Roman religion. Truth is: The Bible is altogether true while others are altogether false.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    January 29, 2017 Bulletin
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In Christ, Part 4: In Christ or Lost


How important is being In Christ? Make a list of the blessings in Christ or in Him cf: John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, Rom. 8:1, Rom. 8:38-39, Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 1:30, 1 Cor. 3:1, 1 Cor. 4:15, I Cor. 15:22; II Cor. 1:20-21, II Cor. 2:14, II Cor. 3:14 , II Cor. 5:17, 19 & 21; Gal. 1:22, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 5:6; Eph. 1:4, 7, 10, 11 & 13, Eph. 2:6, 10-14 & 19-22, Eph. 3:6 & 10-12; Phil. 1:1, 14 & 26, Phil. 2:1 & 5 , Phil. 3:3, 9-10 & 14; Col. 1:2 & 2, Col. 2:3-7, Col. 2:9-14; I Thess. 4:14-17; II Tim. 1:9, II Tim.2:1& 10 All teach in Christ or in Him; Galatians 3:27 & Rom. 6:3-6 teach how to get into Christ.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    January 22, 2017 Bulletin
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In Christ. Part 3: Being Found In Christ


How important is being In Christ? Make a list of the blessings in Christ or in Him cf: John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, Rom. 8:1, Rom. 8:38-39, Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 1:30, 1 Cor. 3:1, 1 Cor. 4:15, I Cor. 15:22; II Cor. 1:20-21, II Cor. 2:14, II Cor. 3:14 , II Cor. 5:17, 19 & 21; Gal. 1:22, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 5:6; Eph. 1:4, 7, 10, 11 & 13, Eph. 2:6, 10-14 & 19-22, Eph. 3:6 & 10-12; Phil. 1:1, 14 & 26, Phil. 2:1 & 5 , Phil. 3:3, 9-10 & 14; Col. 1:2 & 2, Col. 2:3-7, Col. 2:9-14; I Thess. 4:14-17; II Tim. 1:9, II Tim.2:1& 10 All teach in Christ or in Him; Galatians 3:27 & Rom. 6:3-6 teach how to get into Christ.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    January 15, 2017 Bulletin
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In Christ, Part 2: Being In Christ


How important is being In Christ? Make a list of the blessings in Christ or in Him cf: John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, Rom. 8:1, Rom. 8:38-39, Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 1:30, 1 Cor. 3:1, 1 Cor. 4:15, I Cor. 15:22; II Cor. 1:20-21, II Cor. 2:14, II Cor. 3:14 , II Cor. 5:17, 19 & 21; Gal. 1:22, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 5:6; Eph. 1:4, 7, 10, 11 & 13, Eph. 2:6, 10-14 & 19-22, Eph. 3:6 & 10-12; Phil. 1:1, 14 & 26, Phil. 2:1 & 5 , Phil. 3:3, 9-10 & 14; Col. 1:2 & 2, Col. 2:3-7, Col. 2:9-14; I Thess. 4:14-17; II Tim. 1:9, II Tim.2:1& 10 All teach in Christ or in Him; Galatians 3:27 & Rom. 6:3-6 teach how to get into Christ.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    January 8, 2017 Bulletin
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In Christ, Part 1


How important is being In Christ? Make a list of the blessings in Christ or in Him cf: John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, Rom. 8:1, Rom. 8:38-39, Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 1:30, 1 Cor. 3:1, 1 Cor. 4:15, I Cor. 15:22; II Cor. 1:20-21, II Cor. 2:14, II Cor. 3:14 , II Cor. 5:17, 19 & 21; Gal. 1:22, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 5:6; Eph. 1:4, 7, 10, 11 & 13, Eph. 2:6, 10-14 & 19-22, Eph. 3:6 & 10-12; Phil. 1:1, 14 & 26, Phil. 2:1 & 5 , Phil. 3:3, 9-10 & 14; Col. 1:2 & 2, Col. 2:3-7, Col. 2:9-14; I Thess. 4:14-17; II Tim. 1:9 , II Tim.2:1& 10 All teach in Christ or in Him; Galatians 3:27 & Rom. 6:3-6 teach how get into Christ.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    January 1, 2017 Bulletin
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The Seed Lesson Condensed


In 274 AD during a time of persecution of the Church, in order to expose Christians, Aurelian Caesar proclaimed December 25th, the time of the winter solstice, as the birthday of the sun god Sol Invictus. To avoid persecution Christians simply decided to take the day off too and call it the Birth of Jesus. Therefore, Christmas - Christ-mas is a Catholic holiday. The Seed Galatians 3:16, Genesis 1:1-3, Genesis 3:15, Genesis 12:1-4, Genesis 15:1-6, II Samuel 7:12-14, Psalm 22, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 53:1-12 cf: I Corinthians 15:1-3


Invitation: Prayers Requested    December 25, 2016 Bulletin
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The Birth of Jesus: The Real Christmas


Luke's epistle to Theophilus, Luke 1:1-4. The conception and birth of John Baptist foretold by the angel Gabriel, Six months after the angel Gabriel appears to the virgin Mary, and predicts the miraculous conception and birth of Christ, Luke 1:26-38 The decree of Augustus to enroll all the Roman empire, Luke 2:1, Luke 2:2. Joseph and Mary go to their own city to be enrolled, Luke 2:3-5. Christ is born, Luke 2:6, Luke 2:7. His birth is announced to the shepherds, Luke 2:8-14. They go to Bethlehem, and find Joseph, Mary, and Christ, Luke 2:15-20. Christ is conceived by the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary, espoused to Joseph, Matthew 1:18. Joseph's doubts are removed by an Angel, Matthew 1:19, Matthew 1:20; by whom the child is named Jesus, Matthew 1:21. The fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah relative to this, Matthew 1:22, Matthew 1:23. Joseph takes home his wife, Mary, and Christ is born, Matthew 1:24, Matt. 1:25.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    December 18, 2016 Bulletin
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The Virgin Birth is Real


The seed (Child) of the woman will walk all over Satan Genesis 3:15, He will enter the world through a young Jewish virgin cf: Isaiah 7:14 Hebrew al-maw' a damsel from aw-iam kept out of sight. Today nonbelievers say God used wrong word should have used beth-oo-law to deflower a virgin but Mary remained a virgin until the birth. God has used same word to describe a virgin before cf: Genesis 24:16 & 43. The eternal God of the universe stepped into human history when this child was born cf: Isaiah 9:6-7 This messiah is the great I AM the self existent one cf Exodus 3:14 & John 8:58 The mystery of our Lord's glorious incarnation is found in the opening of the Gospel of John 1:1- 5 & 14. His birth makes possible the forgiveness of all sins. King David looked forward to the day that God would create a body for the messiah to be a sin offering. II Samuel 12:10-12, Psalm 51:1-3, Psalm 38:1-5 & 17-18, Psalm 32:1-6, Note the Progress of David's thinking: God could save me, God would save me if I asked & Now: God has forgiven me! Psalm 40:1-8 Sacrifice of Messiah's body Promised: Cf: Hebrews 10:4-14, Psalm 40:9-17 & Psalm 139:1-24 God's Glory, Majesty and Infinite Knowledge of all things.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    December 11, 2016 Bulletin
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I Corinthians 13: The Love Chapter


Charity is an old English word for love. Love to God and our fellow man is the sum and substance of all true Christianity; so that without it, the most splendid eloquence, the gift of prophecy, the most profound knowledge, faith by which the most stupendous miracles might be wrought, benevolence the most unbounded such , and zeal for the truth, even to martyrdom, would all be unavailing to salvation, 1 Corinthians 13:1-3. The description and praise of this grace, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Its durableness; though tongues, prophecies, and knowledge shall cease, yet this shall never fail, 1 Corinthians 13:8-10. Description of the present imperfect state of man, 1 Corinthians 13:11, 1 Corinthians 13:12. Of all the graces of God in man, charity, or love, is the greatest, 1 Corinthians 13:13.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    November 20, 2016 Bulletin
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Faith, The Faith & The Faith of Christ


The word "faith" is often applied subjectively to one's inner trust with reliance in Christ or God to save us or what one believes a synonym for "belief". But in other contexts, especially with the Greek article we translate with the word "the" "the faith", Greek: "tees PIS-te-os". It is used in the objective sense, meaning the body of truth, the whole system of religion that is taught, believed and practiced by New Testament Christians, the pattern for true Christianity. Christianity is contrasted with the Mosaic law system. It is unfortunate that most translations drop the Article "the", in Gal 3:23-27. We do not become the "children of God" by "the law" but by "the faith" "tis pisteos". It is "the faith" because there is only "one faith" cf: Eph 4:4-5. The way, The path cf: Prov 4:18, Isa 35:8, Jer 32:39 Mat 7:13-14, John 14:6 Luke 18:8, Jude 3, Acts 6:7, Acts 13:7-8, Acts 14:22, Acts 16:5, Acts 24:14, Romans 1:5, Romans 14:1, I Cor 16:13, II Cor 13:5, Gal 1:23, Eph 4:5 & 13, Col. 1:23, Titus 1:13, I Tim 4:1, I Tim 6:21, Phil 1:27. This shows that in the New Testament times there was a clearly defined system of belief and practice which is identified over and over as "the faith".


Invitation: Prayers Requested    November 13, 2016 Bulletin
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Psalm 23: In Memory of Ginger Lawson


The Lord is the Shepherd of His people; therefore we may infer that we shall not want, Psalm 23:1. How He guides, feeds, and protects us, Psalm 23:2, Psalm 23:3. Even in the greatest dangers we may be confident of His support, Psalm 23:4. His abundant provision for us is compared to a great banquet, Psalm 23:5. The confidence we may have of His continual mercy, and our eternal happiness, Psalm 23:6.


Kelly's wife, Ginger, graduated from the flesh to the spirit on Friday, October 28, 2016. Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 6. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the poor at Main Street Church of Christ. Please join us in prayer for Kelly and his family for comfort and strength in the Lord during this time of joy and sorrow.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    November 6, 2016 Bulletin
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The Religion of Christ: Christianity Revealed Religion


Heb 1:1-2, Only Divine Religion & therefore only True Religion Matt16:13-18, Rom 16:16. Christianity is a Universal Religion Matt 28:18-20, Mk 16:15-16 & cf: Acts 14:8-15; Paul told men to turn from Idolatrous Worship @ Lystra. Christianity is a Spiritual Religion John 3:3-5 Demands you be born again Rom 6:4, that you walk in Newness of Life, presenting your bodies as living sacrifices Rom 12:1-2, & Worship must be in Spirit & Truth Jn 4:23-24. Christianity is a Saving Religion Lk 19:10, I Tim 1:15, Christ did not come to bring social reform, or a New Age movement. Christianity is a Authoritative Religion. We cannot make up our own religion, we must submit to Christ. Christianity is a Complete Religion II Pet 1:4-10 The Religion invented by men borrows ideas, doctrines, ordinances & practices from one another. This shows they are human, un-authoritative & imperfect. Christianity is the Final Religion Jude 3. The O.T. was temporary. Its lawgivers, priesthood, covenant, sacrifices, tabernacle & temple looked forward to the New Covenant Heb 8:7-13.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    October 30, 2016 Bulletin
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Church History Part 4:  Speak where the Bible Speaks, be Silent where the Bible is Silent


II Peter 1:3 Silence as a Rule of Language. II Tim. 2:2 How God wishes to be Obeyed-careful obedience Deut 2:4, 4:15, 6:17, 12:23, 24:8. Jesus obeyed Rule of Silence Jn 4:34, 5:19, 5:30, 5:36, 7:16, 8:26-29. Conscientious obedience demonstrates love Jn 14:31, 16:12-13. Do not add to God's Word Deut 12:8, 4:2, 12:32, Prov 14:12, 30:5-6, Rev 22:18-19. Early 2nd generation church fathers recognized this principle Didache 4:18 ...Adding nothing & taking nothing away.", Epistle of Barnabus 19:11 Thou shalt keep those things which thou hast received neither adding to them or taking away from them. Tertullian "Any doctrine not as old as the apostles is thereby condemned by the silence of Holy Scripture." When people act w/o Authority Lev 9:23-24, 10:1-3, I Sam 13:8-14, 10:8, Lev 1:7, I Chr 13:9-10, 15:2, 15:12-15, Jer 23:16, 23:26, 23:32-34, Mat 15:14, Col 2:20-23, Acts 15:1-2 & 15:24, Heb 1:5. Jesus subjected Himself to the rules Heb 7:14, Exo 28:1, II Jn 9. Never presume to act or speak in hushed silence of God Exo 17:5, Num 20:8-12. Today, Change Movement people ask, "Where does the Bible forbid us to do so?" II Pet 3:15-16. How can such men be learned in Scripture?


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    October 23, 2016 Bulletin
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Church History Part 3:  The Restoration Movement


The Restoration Movement seeks to restore the church described in the bible & the unification of all Christians cf: John 17:20-23 & I Cor 1:10, in a single body cf: Eph. 1:22-23 & 4:3-6, patterned after New Testament church. We are neither Protestants, Catholics, nor Jews, but Christians only cf: Acts 11:26. The movement developed from several different efforts to return to apostolic Christianity. During Middle Ages dissenters such as John Wycliffe & John Huss called for restoration of a primitive form of Christianity. At the heart of the Reformation was emphasis on "scripture alone" (sola scriptura). English Puritans also sought to restore a pure "primitive" church. Barton W Stone began at Cane Ridge, KY, & his group called themselves simply Christians cf: I Pet. 4:16. Another group began in Pennsylvania & West Virginia & were led by Thomas Campbell & his son Alexander. They called themselves Disciples of Christ. Elias Smith & James O'Kelly led similar groups. These groups sought to restore the whole Churches of Christ on the pattern set forth in the New Testament, II Pet 1:3, "we speak where the Bible speaks & are silent where the Bible is silent" & both groups believed that the creeds of men kept Christianity divided. In 1832 they joined in fellowship with a handshake. We are united in the belief that: Jesus is The Christ, the Son of God, Matt 16:13ff that Christians should celebrate the Lords Supper on the first day of the week, Acts 20:7 & that immersion in water is a part of salvation, just like belief, faith, confessing Christ and repentance Mark 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, Rom 6:3-6 & Gal 3:27.


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    October 16, 2016 Bulletin
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Church History Part 2:  The Protestant Reformation


"The Great Falling Away" under Roman Church brought about "the Dark Ages" in which most teachings of the New Testament were changed by "Church Councils" which changed the Worship and Practice of the New Testament Church into the teachings of Men cf: Matthew 15:8-9. During Middle Ages dissenters such as John Wycliffe 1384 & John Huss (burned at the stake in 1415) called for restoration of a primitive form of Christianity. Martin Luther, a catholic priest began his protest against Rome in 1517. The Scriptures were forbidden to common man in their own language and men were burned alive for having Bibles or preaching. At the heart of the Reformation was emphasis on "scripture alone" (sola scriptura). William Tyndale published his Bible in 1530 and was burned at the stake by Rome. The Church of England began in 1531. Miles Coverdale's Bible was published in 1535, Matthew's Bible was published by John Rogers in 1537 and he too was burned alive. The Great Bible was published in 1539, The Geneva Bible in 1560, The Bishops Bible in 1568 and the King James Version in 1611. Our Baptist friends began in 1609-11. English Puritans also sought to restore a pure "primitive" church.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    October 9, 2016 Bulletin
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Church History Part 1:  Roman Catholicism


Note: The criticism that we make here is directed toward the leadership of the Roman Church which resulted in the dark ages, and not toward the millions upon millions of souls who are simply trying to find God and Romanism was all that was available to them.
Church History - Great falling away - Catholics: Catholic 606AD Boniface III took the title of Pope (pappas) or Universal Bishop of Roman Catholic Church. Col. 1:18, Matt.16:16-18, II Tim 2:15, Matt. 23:9, Eph 2:8. Matt 6:7. Shortly Rome made laws such as Latin to be only language of scriptures.
Call no man Father cf: Matt 23:9. Saved by grace not works cf: Eph 2:8. Mary not mediator between God & man cf: I Tim 2:5. Ask in Jesus' name not Mary's cf: Jn 16:23-26. 'Our Father' & 'Hail Mary' vain repetitions cf: Matt 6:7. Hell has no halfway house called Purgatory cf: Lk 16:19-31. No such thing as separate priesthood cf: I Pet 2:5. Bishops must be the husband of one wife cf: I Tim 3:1-7 & Tit 1:5-8. Celibacy is a doctrine of devils cf: I Tim 4:1-3, Pope is anti-christ cf: Col 1:18. Anti-christ has been here all along cf: I Jn 2:18-19, I Jn 4:1-3 & II Jn 1:7. Pope led great falling away & is man of sin cf: II Thess 2:1-12. Rome sold indulgences & built St Peter Basilica making merchandise of people's sins cf: II Pet 2:2-33.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    October 2, 2016 Bulletin
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Kingdom of God, Temple of God, Flock of God


3 Figures of Speech Describing The Church of Christ: We have studied that the church is described as both the kingdom of God & the temple of God. The church is also described as the flock of God cf: The Messiah or Christ will be a gentle Shepherd Isa. 40:10-11, The Lord will save the flock of His people Zech. 9:9, 11 & 16, Beware: Matt 7:15, Jesus quotes the prophet about Himself & the flock Matt 26:31-32, Luke 12:32, Luke 15:4-5, John 10:1-18 & Acts 20:28 The Church is also described as the body of Christ cf: One body with many members I Cor 12:12-27, one body Rom 12:4-5, the Church is called the Body Eph 1:22-23, There is but one body therefore, one Church Eph 4:4, Eph 4:11-15 & Eph 5:23, Col 1:18 & Col 1:24 & the Church of Christ is also described as the Bride of Christ: Isaiah 62:2-5, II Cor 11:2, Rev 19:7, Rev 21:2 & Rev 22:17


Invitation: Prayers Requested    September 25, 2016 Bulletin
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Hebrews 9: Christ's Church is the New Testament Temple of God


Acts 2:37-47: God gave pattern for Old Testament temple I Chron 28:10-19; David wanted God to have a house I Chron 17:1-14; when it was built, God's presence, which had been manifested at the tabernacle, came to fill the temple I Kings 8:6-21; Old Testament temple was a shadow of New Covenant Heb 8:5 &10:1; there was a worldly sanctuary Heb 9:1 cf: I Pet 2:5, I Cor 3:16 & 6:19; Heb 9:2 there was a tabernacle cf: Ex 25:8-9; wherein was the candlestick cf: Rev 1:20 & Matt 5:14 & Jn 8:12; & table of showbread cf: Lev 24:5-9, only priests could eat & only priests should eat from Lord's Table today cf: I Cor 11:23ff. Heb 9:3 second veil was torn at death of Christ cf: Matt 27:51. Heb 9:4 golden censer of incense stood before veil cf: Lev 16:12, which was a shadow of prayers of saints now having direct access to God cf: Rev 8:3-4 & 5:8. Heb 9:5-6 the first tabernacle was accomplished the service of God by the priesthood. We now have a priesthood of believers. cf: I Pet 2:5-9, Rev 1:6. During Old Testament period God received blood sacrifices from dead animals. Since sacrifice of Christ Heb 9:11-12 God is pleased to receive our bodies as living sacrifices cf: Rom 12:1-2.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    September 18, 2016 Bulletin
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Ephesians 6: The Whole Armor of God


Mutual duties children and parents; of servants (slaves) & masters. Warfare of the Saints. Armor of God. Sword of the Spirit. Constant prayer. Ephesians 6:1 Children obey parents in Lord, Eph.6:2 honor father & mother, Eph. 6:3 cf: Exo. 20:12 That thou may live long, Eph. 6:4 fathers nurture children, Eph. 6:5 servants be obedient, Eph. 6:6 do will of God, Eph. 6:7 give service w/good will, Eph. 6:8 you will receive what you do; Eph. 6:9 masters treat servants well God's your Master, Eph. 6:10 be strong in the Lord, Eph. 6:11 put on the whole armor of God, cf: I Pet. 5:8-9; Eph. 6:12 wrestle against rulers of darkness cf: Eph. 1:21, John 12:31, John 14:30, John 16:11, II Cor 4:4 & Eph 2:2; Eph. 6:13 take unto you the whole armor, Eph. 6:14 loins girt cf; Isa. 22:21-23 & breastplate of righteousness Rom. 1:16-17,3:21-22 & Phil. 3:9, Eph. 6:15 feet shod w/gospel of peace, cf: Isa. 52:7 & Rom 10:15-18; Eph. 6:16 shield of faith cf Rom. 5:1 & Heb. 11:1ff, Eph. 6:17 helmet & sword, cf: Isa 59:17, I Thess. 5:8, Mark 16:15-16, Heb 4:11-12, Rev. 1:16; Eph. 6:18 praying always, cf: Luke 18:1, Luke 11:9-10 & Luke 21:34-36; Eph. 6:19 prayers to open mouth boldly, cf: Eph 1:9-10 & 3:9-11; Eph. 6:20 ambassador in bonds, Eph. 6:21 so that you know how I do, Eph. 6:22 comfort your hearts, Eph. 6:23 peace & love w/faith, Grace be with all them that Love Lord Jesus Christ Eph. 6:24.


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    September 11, 2016 Bulletin
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Ephesians 5


Eph 5:1 refers God's kindness found in Ephesians 4:31-32 Imitators forgiving one another as God forgave us 5:2 imitate Christ who offered Himself as a sacrifice cf: Genesis 8:2, Lev. 1:9 & II Cor. 2:15; 5:3 certain sins strictly forbidden--fornication--uncleanliness--covetousness are banished; 5:4 no loose life, words or thoughts 5:5 such are virtually an idolater cf: I Cor. 6:9-11 & I Cor. 6:16-17 Gal.5:19-21 5:6 let no man deceive you 5:7 don't share their sin 5:8 cf: John 1:4-5, Matt. 5:14-16 & I John 1:5 heathens darken others 5:9 walk as children of light cf: Gal. 5:22-25 5:10 walk acceptable to God 5:11 reprove & rebuke 5:12 secret sins are shameful 5:13 bring true character to light 5:14 sleepers not converted Isaiah 60:1-2, Isaiah 26:19, Romans 6:4-6 & Colossians 2:12 5:15 be wise 5:16 use every opportunity to study 5:17 be not unwise 5:18 wine common intoxicant 5:19 singing Greek psallo--direct object--heart, instead of pagan revelry 5:20 thanks in song coming through Christ 5:21 submit one to another 5:22 wives submit to husband 5:23 organization must have a head 5:24 be in subjection 5:25 husbands love wives 5:26 example to Christian husbands 5:27 holy & without blemish 5:28 man who loveth wife loveth himself 5:29 nourish & cherish flesh as church 5:30 members of body, flesh & bones 5:31 two be one 5:32 great mystery 5:33 he love wife/she reverence husband.


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    September 4, 2016 Bulletin
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Ephesians 4


Ephesians 4:1 Practical duties because our glorious privileges in Christ urged 4:2 Walk or live humility--don't seek repay or get even. 4:3 Unity commanded cf: John 17:20-21 & I Cor. 1:10-13. 4:4 one body cf: Rom 12:5, I Cor 12:12-12-13, Eph 2:16, Col 1:18, Eph 1:22-23 & 4:4. 4:4-6 We learned that The Church has 1. Unity of the Head 2. Unity of The Spirit dwelling in church (saints) 3. Unity of Hope (expectation) 4. Unity of The Faith 5. Unity of ordinance for admission 6. Unity of The Father 7. Unity or organization of One Body. 4:7 special offices & gifts 4:8 Quotes Ps. 68:18 captives are sin & death, gifts as a conquering King; 4:9 Christ Divine descended from heaven & ascended to heaven as Psalm teaches. 4:10 @ God's right hand above heavens Heb 4:14 & 7:26 4:11 various offices 4:12 helping Saints to higher & holier lives. 4:13 full unity when all know Christ alike. 4:14 children easily deceived 4:15 Never give in to false doctrine rebuke w/ love 4:16 all brethren work harmoniously 4:17 Paul returns to the exhortation of verses 1-3 vanity unenlightened 4:19 given over to sin 4:20-21 ye learned Christ 4:22 New man 4:23 cf Rom 12:2 4;24 cf: John 3:3-5; 4:25 speak truth 4:26 cf: Ps 4:4 Quotes Septuagint version 4:27 under fit anger--easy tempted 4:28 honest labor antidote 4:29 cursing forbidden 4:31 these grieve Spirit 4:32 cf: Matt.5:7, Matt. 5:43-46, Matt. 6:12, Matt. 6:14-15, Isa. 1:18, Heb: 8:12 & Col. 3:13.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    August 28, 2016 Bulletin
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Ephesians 3


Ephesians. 3:1 For this cause/glorious work of Cross making Peace & bringing gentiles nigh cf: Eph. 2:14-22, verb for which I Paul is subject not given until V:14 the in-between verses are parenthetic, Paul writing as Prisoner in Rome because of hatred of Jews cf: Acts 22:17-23; Eph. 3:2 cf: Acts 22:21; Eph.3:3 cf: Gal. 1:12, Eph. 1:9 & Eph. 2:11-13; Eph.3:4 ; Eph. 3:5 Hebrew prophets glimpsed did not understand cf: Gen. 22:18, 26:4, 28:14 & Isa. 42:6-7; Eph. 3:6 Jews & Gentiles equal in gospel cf: Gal. 3:14 & Acts 13:46-48; Eph.3:7 make known God's gracious plan; Eph. 3:8 great trust granted to unworthy cf: I Cor I5:9, Phil. 3:6 & I Tim. 1:13; Eph 3:9 Jews & Gentiles God's plan kept hidden; Eph 3:10 made known by preaching gospel cf: I Pet. 1:12; Eph. 3:11 plan & purpose God in all ages proposed fulfill in Christ cf: II Tim. 1:9, Titus 1:2, I Pet. 1:20, Eph.1:4 & 11; Eph. 3:12 Jew & Gentile come boldly God through Christ; Eph. 3:13 not discouraged by Paul chain; Eph.3:14 Now verb--verse one given he resumes thought cf: Eph. 3:1; Eph. 3:15 Idea God Father all families earth; Eph. 3:16 Paul states things prays for Ephesians # 1 Petition strengthened in inner man, Eph. 3:17 #2 Christ dwell in your hearts by faith; #3 rooted and grounded in love; Eph. 3:18 unless in love could not understand; Eph. 3.19 one Paul paradoxes know something of love of God but could never know infinite; Eph.3:20 God is able to do above all we can conceive; and Eph.3:21 Lit: all generations of the age of ages.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    August 21, 2016 Bulletin
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Ephesians 2: Jesus Christ Being the Chief Corner Stone


Ephesians 2:1 Sin separated us from God but Christ has made us alive. 2:2 Satan's energy leads us to willful sinful life. 2:3 Both Jew & Gentile dead in trespasses & sin w/a sinful mind (Pride)2:4 By nature does not mean born that way cf: Rom 2:14, Children not sinful cf: Matt 18:3 & 19:14; Resurrection to a new life due to God's rich mercy & Love for all His children. 2:5 We are planted in likeness of His burial & raised in likeness of His resurrection; 2:6 Risen up thoughts above Col. 2:12 we are to live with our mind in heavenly things Col 3:1 with our thoughts above Col. 3:2; 2:7 In all future time 2:8 The definite article the is found in the Greek before "faith" our works do not merit 2:10 We abound in good works 2:11 Remembrance of what God has done should make us grateful, circumcision heart cf: Rom 2:28-29; 2:12 Not being race of Abraham gentiles had no knowledge of the covenant promises of Christ. 2:13 The means that brought us near to God is the blood of Christ. 2:14 Who has brought peace between us & God cf: Rom 5:1; 2:15 Old Covenant ended @ cross & New Covenant began cf: Matt 26:26-30; 2:16 When sinner fixes mind on bleeding savor Goodness of God leads him to repentance. Rom 2:4; 2:20 cf: Corner stone on both walls joined them together Isa. 28:16, Matt 21:42-44 cf: Ps 118:22-23, Acts 4:11-12 & 1 Pet 2:7-8 cf:I sa. 8:13-15; 2:22 cf: 1 Pet 2:5 & Rom 12:1-2.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    August 14, 2016 Bulletin
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Ephesians 1: Paul's Love Letter to the Church


Saints Cf: I Cor. 1:2, "In Christ" a term used over 30 times in book of Ephesians. Eph.1:V2 "Grace" (Greek Charis) "Peace" (Hebrew Shalom) shows the make up of the Church; V:3 "Blessed" word for eulogize/praise V:4 Hath (Past tense verb) all spiritual blessings God with held none. V:4 Chosen does not mean that God chose us & rejected others but rather before In the Beginning God chose a plan to have a people unto Himself as adopted children & that people is the Church of Christ. Holiness is proof that we are in Christ. V:5 Predestinated means God foreordained the plan according to His sovereign will. V:6 Resulting in God's praise; V:7 We are sold into bondage of sin & bought back with the price of Jesus blood cf: I Peter 1:19; V:8 Fully shown in His Grace & Mercy; V:9 Beyond human comprehension until revealed V: 10 Fullness of time Last Age cf: Gal.4:4 & Heb.1:1-2 gathered into one family Body united w/Christ as the head of all angel & human; V:11 Everlasting life cf: I Cor. 2:9; V:13 Sealed like a calf is branded V:14 Earnest money/down payment seal the bargain V:17 Revelation is God's plan for redeeming mankind in the Church V:18 cf: I John 1:5 V:19 Power = vigor, strength & dominion V;20 If a dead savior can save us from sin / a living savior seated at God's own right hand is more powerful cf: Ps. 110:1-4, Mark 16:19 Heb.4:14ff & Heb.8:1.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    August 7, 2016 Bulletin
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Isaiah 2: The Kingdom of God and the Church of Christ


"... and the Lord added unto the Church such as should be saved" [Acts 2:47]. Jesus uses the words "Church" and "Kingdom of Heaven" interchangeably [cf: Matt. 16:16 & 18]; Matthew uses term "Kingdom of Heaven" [cf: Matt. 13:31] and Mark and Luke use the term "Kingdom of God" for the very same verses [cf: Mark 4:30-31]. The Kingdom was promised to come during the lifetime of the Apostles [Mark 9:1]; John the Baptist and Jesus both preached "repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" [Matt. 3:1-2 & 4:17]; We are taught to "seek ye first the Kingdom of heaven and His righteousness... " [Matt. 6:33]; The Idea of a coming Kingdom began with King David [cf: II Sam. 7:12-16]; and was carried forward by Isaiah in Jerusalem in Isa. 2:1; in the Last days in 2:2 [cf: Acts 2:17 & Heb. 1:1-2]; Mountain of the Lord's house [cf: I Tim. 3:15]; all nations [cf: Matt. 28:18-20]; V;3 "from Zion shall go forth the law" [cf: Matt.22:37, James 1:25 & 2:8]; word of the Lord from Jerusalem [cf: V:4]. The peaceful nature of the kingdom of God is taught in figurative language as in Isaiah 11:1-10. "How do you know preacher these verses are the church age and not some 1,000 year reign?" Well, Paul uses them in Romans 15:12 and says they have already happened. Has the Lion laid down with the Lamb in your life? Have you exchanged your sword for labors of Love?


Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 31, 2016 Bulletin
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Acts 2:42: The Worship of the Church


Marching orders for the Church Mark 16:15-15. True worship must be in Spirit and truth cf: John 4:23-24; The Church began on the day of Pentecost 30AD cf: Acts 2:37-47; We are not very mighty or fancy but we depend on God cf:1 Cor. 1:26-27; First example of Worship cf: Acts 2:42; The Church is a Priesthood of All Believers cf: I Peter 2: 5-9; Christians can worship anywhere cf: Acts 2:46; Churches in Homes cf: Acts 5:19-21, Temple & house to house Acts 5:42, a school Acts 19:8-10; Assembly taught Acts 2:42 & Worshiping God is our duty cf: Heb. 10:25, Acts 2:42, & John 4:23-24. Lord's Supper: Exodus 12: 1-15, 22-27 & 29-30, Matt. 26:17-30, Mark 14:15-26, I Cor. 11:23-32; Preaching: Mark 16:15-16, I Cor. 1:18, II Tim. 2:2 & 3:14-4:5; Singing: Matt. 26:30, I Cor. 14:15, Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16, Heb. 2:12, James 5:13 & II Chron. 29:25-30; Praying: Acts 2:42, Luke 11:1-13, & Giving: I Cor, 16:1-2 & II Cor. 9:6-9


Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 24, 2016 Bulletin
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Acts 2: Pentecost - The First Gospel Sermon:


Fellowship called "The Church" is born. Acts 2:17 Last days cf: Joel 2:28-32. Acts 2:20 "day of The Lord"; is coming destruction of Jerusalem & final judgment day cf I Cor 5:5, II Cor 1:14, I Thess. 5:2, II Peter 3:10. During Christian Age "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". This chapter will teach us how to call. Acts 2:22-24 This is the greatest speech in history. Peter makes 7 points Acts 2:25 cf Psalm 16:8-11. Acts 2:26-28 cf: Heb. 12:2, Heb. 2:17, John 9:4. Acts 2:29-30 cf: Matt. 22:41:46, Psalm 132:11. Acts 2:31-35 cf: Psalm 110:1. Acts 2:36 is point of whole sermon "Lord" Greek-Kurios, YHWH-Hebrew Unspeakable name of God, & "Christ" - Greek Christos, Hebrew Messiah or Anointed One. Acts 2:37 No faith was produced by demonstrations of the spirit Acts 2:1-21. Only with preaching of Gospel, Acts 2:22-36 faith is produced. Cf Rom 10:17. Acts 2:38 contains 2 imperatives & 2 promises. Dependence of the clause, remission of sins, relies upon both imperative verbs, repent & be baptized. 2 promises, remission of sins & gift of Holy Spirit. 2:39 conditions are for whole Christian Age. 2:40-42 Worship began 2:43-46 sharing their wealth 2:47 baptized believers added by the Lord to "the Church."


Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 17, 2016 Bulletin
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Acts 2: Pentecost - The Baptism of the Holy Spirit


Pentecost The Apostles & The Apostles Only are Baptized with Holy Spirit: Baptism of the Holy Spirit is mentioned only once before in Matthew 3:11-12, where John the baptizer tells us it is to come. Luke 24:49 Jesus says it is a promise of the Father & they will have "power from on high" & in Acts 1:8 Jesus says that the power is "The Holy Ghost". Acts 1:20-26 the vacancy of Judas filled. Acts 1:21-22 The qualifications to be an apostle are listed, Apostles must be eye witnesses of the ministry death burial & resurrection of Jesus. Acts 1:26 & 2:1. Chapter & verse divisions were not in the original Bible. Here we have unfortunate chapter break. Acts 2:1 must be read with 1:26 to understand who's being spoken of. "they were all with one accord" The word "they" is an antecedent. Antecedents always refer back to the last-named noun. Which is: "Mathias & he was numbered with the eleven apostles." Thus "Apostles" is the antecedent of "they" in Acts 2:1 Many make the mistake thinking that the 120 in Acts 1:15 is spoken of in Acts 2:1. Acts 2:2 "as of a rushing mighty wind" It was not a rushing mighty wind, it was the same sound. Acts 2:3 "cloven tongues like as of fire" Similarity denies that it is the same. It was not actual tongues of fire, it was "like as of fire". Acts 1:4 the result of this baptism is the apostles' speaking in tongues, languages they had not studied cf: Acts 2:1ff. Acts 1:5-21 cf: Joel 2:28-32.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 10, 2016 Bulletin
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Acts 1


Acts is written in 3rd person but some chapters use first person plural, "we". Act 16:10-18, 20:5-15, 21:1-18, 27:1, 28:16, "we" alerts us the author is eyeball witness. Purpose of author writing Books Lk & Act set forth words & deeds of Jesus in Luke & World conquest by the Gospel in Acts. Introduction Gospel Lk cf: Luke 1:1-4 states Luke's purpose. Luke & Acts 1 work in two parts. Read Luke 24 with Acts 1. Several threads tie Luke & Acts together: addressed to Theophilus cf: Acts 1:1A Former treatise cf: Luke 1:1-4. Acts 1:1B. He worked a miracle & taught from it. "Do & teach" cf: Luke 24:19. Acts 1:2A Taken up cf: Luke 24:51. Acts 1:2B Given commandments cf: Mark 16:15-16 & Matt 28:18-20. "To whom" antecedent that refers back to nearest named noun which is word "Apostle". Acts 1:3A "Many infallible proofs" cf: Lk 24:36-43. Acts 1:3B Kingdom of God cf: Lk 24:46-47. Acts 1:4 Wait for promise cf: Lk 24:49. Acts 1:5 Apostles to be baptized with Holy Ghost, Acts 1:6 Kingdom to come during lifetime of apostles, Mk 9:1. Act 1:7 Don't worry about time, focus on job. Kingdom of God will come with Power cf: Mk 9:1, Act 1:8A Power when Apostles baptized with Holy Spirit. Act 1:8B Apostles witnesses to uttermost parts of the earth, Acts 1:21-22, 2:32, 3:15, 5:32, 10:39-41, 22:14-15, 23:11, 26:13-16, II Pet 1:13-21. Act 1:9 A view from earth & Dan 7:13-14, is a view of same event in Heaven at His Ascension to the Father cf: Acts 2:30-32. 1:10-11 He will come from Heaven same way He went cf: Rev. 1:7, Acts 1:12-14 Apostles named, Acts 15-18 Prophecy Judas Zech 11:10-13, cf: Mt 26:14-16 & 27:3-8, Act 1:19 cf: Jer 7:29-32, Act 1:20 cf: Ps 69:25 & 109:8, Act 1:21-26 States the qualification to be Apostle showing the office of Apostle was limited & not transferable.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    July 3, 2016 Bulletin
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Acts: Introduction to Acts


Most of Acts is written from the standpoint of the 3rd person. The story moves along "they did" or "he did". A number of verses are first person plural, "we". Acts 16:10-18, Acts 20:5-15, Acts 21:1-18, Acts 27:1, Acts 28:16, thus, the "we" alerts us to the fact that the author is an eyeball witness to the "we" sections in the book of Acts. Purpose author writing Books Luke & Acts report words & deeds Jesus Luke & World conquest in Acts. Introduction Gospel Luke cf:Luke 1:1-4 states purpose. Luke & Acts one work in two parts. Read Luke 24 with Acts 1. Several threads tie Luke & Acts together: Both addressed Theophilus cf: Acts 1:1A cf: Luke 1:1-4. Acts 1:1B. cf: Luke 24:19. Acts 1:2A cf: Luke 24:51. Acts 1:2B cf: Mark 16:15-16 & Matt 28:18-20. "To whom" antecedent refers back to "Apostles" Acts 1:3A cf: Luke 24:36-43. Acts 1:3B cf: Luke 24:46-47. Acts 1:4 cf: Luke 24:49. Acts 1:5 Apostles to be baptized with the Holy Ghost Acts 1:6 Acts 1:7 cf: I Thess. 5:1ff. Acts 1:8A & Acts 1:8B The apostles to be eyeball witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth, Acts 1:21-22, Acts 2:32, Acts 3:15, Acts 5:32, Acts 10:39-41, Acts 22:14-15, Acts 23:11, Acts 26:13-16, II Pet 1:13-21. Acts 1:9 Is a view from earth & Daniel 7:13-14, is a view from Heaven.


Invitation: 3 Baptisms, Prayers Requested    June 26, 2016 Bulletin
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Luke 23:13-47: The Thief on the Cross & Baptism


How was the Thief on the Cross Saved without being Baptized? 3 Men Crucified - 1 Died in Sin, 1 Died to sin & 1 Died for Sin Read: Luke 23:13-47 Re-read 23:39-42 (1) Who said he wasn't baptized? CF: Mark 1:4-5 (2) The thief on the cross died under the Law of Moses, Heb 9:16- 17, & Christ was not yet dead when He pardoned him such as the pardoning of the sinful woman, Lk 7:37-50 & the man Mt 9:1-7. (3) You can't obey the Great Commission that's not yet given. Mark 16:16 Jesus Said: "he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, he that believeth not shall be damned". Our Catholic friends who practice infant baptism teach: "he that is baptized & saved shall believe" Our Baptist friends teach: "he that believeth & is saved should be baptized". Universalists teach: "he that believeth & is baptized shall be saved, & he that believeth not, shall be saved also." Acts 2:1-6 & 2:22-47.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    June 19, 2016 Bulletin
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Matthew 28, Mark 16, & Luke 24: The Great Commission


Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene, who goes and tells disciples, Mk 16:9-11. He appears also to two disciples going into the country, who also tell it to the rest, Mk 16:12, 13. Afterwards he appears unto the eleven, and commissions them to preach the Gospel to all mankind, Mk 16:14-16. promises to endue them with power to work miracles, Mk 16:17, 18. He is received up into heaven, Mk 16:19. And they go forth to preach and work miracles. Mt 28:18-20 He gives them a commission to preach the Gospel throughout the earth; to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and commission to teach "all truth" to converts promises to be with them all ways, Mt 28:18-20 Jesus himself appears to them, and gives them the fullest proof of the reality of his resurrection, Lk 24:36-43. He preaches to them, and gives them the promise of the Holy Spirit, Lk 24:44-49. He takes them to Bethany, and ascends to heaven in their sight, Lk 24:50, 51. They worship him, and return to Jerusalem, Lk 24:52, 53.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    June 12, 2016 Bulletin
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Resurrection of Jesus, He "is Risen": Luke 24


The women coming early to the sepulcher on the first day of the week, bringing their spices, find the stone rolled away, and the tomb empty, Lk 24:1-3. They see a vision of angels, who announce Christ's resurrection, Lk 24:4-8. The women return and tell this to the eleven, Lk 24:9, Lk 24:10. They believe not, but Peter goes and examines the tomb, Lk 24:11, Lk 24:12. Christ, unknown, appears to two of the disciples who were going to Emmaus, and converses with them, vv. 13-29. While they are eating together, he makes himself known, and immediately disappears, Lk 24:30, Lk 24:31. They return to Jerusalem, and announce his resurrection to the rest of the disciples, Lk 24:32-35. Jesus himself appears to them, and gives them many infallible proofs of the reality of his resurrection, Lk 24:36-43. He preaches to them, gives them the promise of the Holy Spirit, and commissions them: Lk 24:44-49. He takes them to Bethany, and ascends to heaven in their sight, Lk 24:50, Lk 24:51. They worship him, and return to Jerusalem, Lk 24:53.


Invitation: 2 Baptisms, Prayers Requested    June 5, 2016 Bulletin
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Judas & the 30 Pieces of Silver


Judas sells his Lord for money cf: Zechariah 11:7-17 "Beauty/Covenant" God had to die to break covenant cf: Colossians 2:14 & Jeremiah 31:31ff; The Sanhedrim Resolves on Christ's Death Mark 14:1-2 cf: John 11:47-50; The Anointing of Jesus at Bethany Mark 14:2-9 Judas Sells His Lord for snitch money 30 pieces of silver the price of a slave Mark 14:10-11 cf: Zechariah 11:10-17, Matthew 26:14, Matthew 27:1-10 & Acts 1:15-20 both are the end of Judas. He hung himself & finally fell down upon the rocks & busted like a watermelon. Zechariah 12:10 cf: John 19:31-36 cf: Exo. 12:46; Zech 13:1 cf: John 3:1-8 cf: Acts 2:38, Zechariah 13:6-9 cf: Matthew 26:31, John 10:12-13, Matthew 26:14.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    May 29, 2016 Bulletin
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A Harmony of the Gospels: The Crucifixion of Christ from the Four Gospels


These verses are chosen for the fullest account. This is much like The earliest known harmony the Diatessaron by Tatian in the 2nd century, and variations based on the Diatessaron continued to appear into the Middle Ages. A Gospel harmony is an attempt to collate the Christian canonical gospels into a single gospel account. Gospel harmonies are constructed and studied by scholars to establish a coherent chronology of the events depicted in the four canonical gospels in the life of Jesus, to better understand how the accounts relate to each other, and to evaluate their use of different words. You should, however, read all 4 Gospels to Understand the complete account.


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    May 22, 2016 Bulletin
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Exodus 12 & I Corinthians 11:23-26: The Passover and the Lord's Supper


Hebrews 8:5 & 10:1. The Importance of taking the Lord's Supper every first day of the week will be explained in today's lesson. Exodus 12:1-51, Passover a shadow of the coming substitution-al death, burial, & resurrection of Christ commemorated by The Lord's Supper. Cf: I Corinthians 5:7-8. Jesus eats the Passover with His disciples, which is often called The Last Supper. Matthew 26:17-30; Mark's account of the Last Supper is Mark 14:22-26. Luke's account of the Last Supper is Luke 22:14-20. Jesus refers to eating His flesh & drinking His blood, John 6:53-58. The apostle Paul encourages the Corinthians to examine themselves and take The Lord's Supper properly. I Corinthians 11:17-33. The Early Church is described as continuing steadfastly in partaking of The Lord's Supper cf: Acts 2:42. They assembled upon the first day of each week to break bread by taking of The Lord's Supper cf: Acts 20:7.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    May 15, 2016 Bulletin
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The 2nd Coming of Christ, Resurrection Judgment & the End of the World


Christian Age marked by a Great falling away, cf: II Thess. 2:1ff, Man of Sin or Lawlessness, many antichrists, cf: I John 2:18-19 and False Prophets, II Peter 2-3; watch & pray, Luke 21:34-35, Matt. 24:42-44, Mark 13:35-37. The times of the Gentiles, Luke 21:20-24, precedes 2nd coming. Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, Type or Shadow of the 2nd coming, Matt. 24:27-31; Angels & a trumpet, ; the Resurrection of Dead, Job 25-27, Isaiah 26:19, Daniel 12:2-3, Matthew 25:31-46, John 11:25-26, John 6:40; final Judgment, John 6:63, 12:48, 5:21-30, II Corinthians 5:10; The End, Jude 14-15, I Cor. 15:24-26. Christians will be Caught Up to meet the Lord in the air, I Thess. 4:13-17. Changed and given Immortal bodies, I Cor. 15:50-55 and I John 3:2; Earth burned up in Flaming Fire, II Thess. 1:7-8, II Peter 3:7-13; Great White Throne of Judgment, Rev. 20:11-15; New Heaven & Earth, Rev. 21:1-4, 21:16.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    May 8, 2016 Bulletin
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Is Jesus Coming Soon? Revelation 22:12


In 70AD Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be Fulfilled. When you study the Olivet address in the 3 synoptic Gospels side cf: Matt.24, Mark 13 & Luke 21 Luke makes it plain the abomination of desolation is when the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem & showed their idolatrous standards (like a flag) with an eagle upon a pole cf: Luke 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then ye know the desolation there of is nigh. Jesus plainly teaches a long period of time between the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and His 2nd Coming in Power and Glory. Other highly learned brethren such as J.W. McGarvey, B.W. Johnson's Peoples New Testament Commentary, and James Burton Coffman's Commentary have a slightly different understanding of the 2nd Coming of Christ regarding: Matthew 24:27-31 when compared to Luke 21:20-24. Matthew 24:34-51.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    May 1, 2016 Bulletin
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Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem: Matt. 23:27-39


Most teach the 24th chapter of Matthew is talking about the end of the world when Jesus plainly says these things would take place in that generation meaning 40 years Matthew 24:34. It was 40 years between His crucifixion in 30 AD & destruction of Jerusalem by Titus of Rome in 70AD. What we have is use of figurative language such as Isaiah 13 where God describes the destruction of Babylon in the same figurative language: a metaphor. Jesus uses this metaphor to describe the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD cf: Isaiah 13:10 with Matthew 24:29. Matt 24:1-11 cf; II Cor 11:13-15, Matt 24:12-14, cf Mark 16:20, Rom 10:13-18, Colossians 1:5-6, Col 1:23 & I Thess.1:6-8, Matt 24:15 cf: Daniel 9:1-2 cf, Jer. 25:10 & 29:10 & Daniel 9:24-27 The abomination of desolation was when the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem & showed their idolatrous standards (like a flag) with an eagle upon a pole. The word coming often used Old Testament describe God Coming in Judgment cf: Isaiah 13 same language used for Babylon, Ezekiel 32:1ff same language about Egypt & Joel 2:1ff uses the same language to prophecy destruction of Judah by Babylon & destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD Note after Spirit poured out, Joel 2:28-32.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    April 24, 2016 Bulletin
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Matthew 22:15-46: The Character of the Scribes and Pharisees


The Pharisees and Herodians question him concerning the lawfulness of paying tribute or Taxes to Caesar, Matthew 22:15-22. The Sadducees question him concerning the resurrection of the dead, Matthew 22:23-33. A lawyer questions him concerning the greatest commandment in the Law, Matthew 22:34-40. Jesus asks them their opinion of the Christ, "What think ye of Christ whose Son is He?" and Jesus confounds them with the question: Matthew 22:41-46


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    April 17, 2016 Bulletin
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Matthew 22:1-14: The Parable of the Inauguration and Marriage of the King's Son


Matthew 21:23-27 Priesthood Questions Jesus' authority. Jesus asks concerning the Baptism of John. There was no safe response, so they refused to answer. How can we expect to know more when we won't take action based on what we have? cf Psalms 119:32. The parable of the two sons. Israel is pictured as the vineyard of the Lord cf Isaiah 5:7. These responses are the responses of God's people through out the ages. The parable of the wicked husbandmen Matthew 21:23-46 Here Israel is pictured as a vine. Many pastors in Israel's history have destroyed the vineyard cf. Jeremiah 12:10. The Prophets had come to claim the peaceful fruits of righteousness. But, anger and greed had captured the hearts of the husbandmen cf: Hebrews 11: 32-39 The land owners Son comes to the vineyard the day before riding upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass cf Matt 21:1 ff Kill the son and the vineyard is ours cf: John 11:47-50. V:41 They condemned themselves God cast away Israel cf: Romans 11:15 V:42 cf: Psalms 118:22, Isaiah 28:16 V: 44 cf: Isaiah 8:13-15. V:45 cf: I Peter 2:5-9


Invitation: Prayers Requested    April 10, 2016 Bulletin
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Matthew 21:23-46: The Chief Priests and Pharisees Silenced


Matthew 21:23-27 Priesthood Questions Jesus' authority. Jesus asks concerning the Baptism of John. There was no safe response, so they refused to answer. How can we expect to know more when we won't take action based on what we have? cf Psalms 119:32. The parable of the two sons. Israel is pictured as the vineyard of the Lord cf Isaiah 5:7. These responses are the responses of God's people through out the ages. The parable of the wicked husbandmen Matthew 21:23-46 Here Israel is pictured as a vine. Many pastors in Israel's history have destroyed the vineyard cf. Jeremiah 12:10. The Prophets had come to claim the peaceful fruits of righteousness. But, anger and greed had captured the hearts of the husbandmen cf: Hebrews 11: 32-39 The land owners Son comes to the vineyard the day before riding upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass cf Matt 21:1 ff Kill the son and the vineyard is ours cf: John 11:47-50. V:41 They condemned themselves God cast away Israel cf: Romans 11:15 V:42 cf: Psalms 118:22, Isaiah 28:16 V: 44 cf: Isaiah 8:13-15. V:45 cf: I Peter 2:5-9


Invitation: Prayers Requested    April 3, 2016 Bulletin
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Mark 11:1-26: The Lord will Suddenly Come to His Temple


Christ rides into Jerusalem upon an ass, in fulfillment of the prophecy of: Genesis 49:10-11 & Zechariah 9:9; He Expels money changers, Matthew 21:12 in fulfillment of Malachi 3:1-7, blind & lame healed, Matthew 21:14 cf: Isaiah 35:5, Parables of 2 sons & vineyard Matthew 21:28-41, The stone cf: Psalm 118:22ff, Isaiah 28:16, Isaiah 8:13-15, Acts 4:11ff, Romans 9:33, Ephesians 2:19-22, I Peter 2:5-9 & Romans 12:1-2. Royal & Triumphal Entrance into Jerusalem: Mark 11 Official Entrance into Jerusalem. Mark 11:1-11 cf: Genesis 49:10-11, Revelation 19:11-16, Zechariah 9:9-11, Psalm 118:25-26 & Malachi 3:1-5; The Barren Fig Tree Cursed. Mark 11:12-14 cf: Hos. 9:10, Matt 23:23, Matthew 7:15-20, Jeremiah 11:1-3, Isaiah 65:15; The Second Cleansing of the Temple. Mark 11:15-16 cf: Jeremiah 7:30, Ezekiel 8:15-18, Isaiah 52:11 & Isaiah 56:7; Indignation of the Jewish Rulers. Mark 11:17-19 cf: Psalm 69:9, John 11:47-50; Faith, The missing Figs of Israel. Mark 11:20-26


Invitation: Prayers Requested    March 27, 2016 Bulletin
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Matthew 18:21-22: The Parable of The One Sin God Won't Forgive


Jesus heals, Pharisees see - sign Jesus sent from God, Pharisees attribute miracles to Devil, Mt 12:22-37. This is a sin you cannot commit today. On Forgiving: Mt 18:21-22 forgive Every Time you are asked, Heb 8:12, Gen 4:24, Col 3:13. Forgive before praying, Mk 11:25-26. Which servant are you? Owing God un-payable debt, Mt 18-24. Gold of Ophir - Finest, I Chr 29:4-7. Can't pay for your sins, Mt 18:25, Ro 3:10-19. Self-Righteous fallen from grace, Ga 5:4. Confess debt, Mt18:26, Ps 51, Isa 64:6. Loosed from debt - God's way, Mt 18:27, Isa 61:10-11. Fellow-servant owed tiny amount, Mt 18:28, Rom 2:1 & 6. Begged but he would not forgive him, Mt 18:29-30. He forgot Ro 3:23! King found out, Mt 18:31-32, Ps 130:3-8. Grace for Grace, Mt 18:33, 5:7, Lk 17:34, Eph 4:32, Jm 5:9. To torture, Mt 18:34, Ps 88. Forgive from your heart, Mt 18:35, 6:12 & 14-15, He 8:12, Zec 3:1-4, Lk 15:22, Ro 1:16-17. Live by Faith, Ro 6:3-6.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    March 20, 2016 Bulletin
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Matt 19:13-15: Reward of Discipleship


We must be converted and become as little children. Matt 19:16-26 the parable of the Rich Young Ruler who went away sorrowful cf: Mk 10:24. Matt 19:27-30 What is the reward for a life-time of service? It just doesn't get any better than inheriting eternal life cf: I Cor 2:9. What Christ has accomplished in the Gospel is for all, so first or last is irrelevant. Matt 20:1 The Kingdom of Heaven - we have a Divine Teacher, cf: John 6:44-45, Heb 1:1-2 Who calls all who come to the Vineyard. John 6:44, I John 4:10 Jesus, the propitiation for our sins. Matt 20:2. If it's the first hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. Matt 20:3 If it's the third hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. Matt 20:4 Jesus promises what is right. Matt 20:5 If it's the 6th hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. If it's the 9th hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. Matt 20:6-7 If it's the last hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. Matt 20:8-16 What Jesus has accomplished in His life, death, burial & resurrection is for all who come. The Lord is the same now and forever. Come To The Vineyard.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    March 13, 2016 Bulletin
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Luke 15: The Parable of the Prodigal Son and The Elder Brother


If a woman would search for a token of her beloved that hard how much more should the Shepherds of Israel be seeking the lost. The Parable of the prodigal son, Luke 15:11-24. This would be the horror story of all horror stories to an orthodox Jew... they could not imagine a worse sinner & they sure would not receive such a sinner home as the Father did... put a ring on his hand... Giving a ring was in ancient times a mark of honor and dignity. See Genesis 41:42; 1 Kings 21:8; Esther 8:2; Daniel 6:17; James 2:2. Luke says "neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment" In every point of view, the anger of the older son was improper and unreasonable. Now, surely the Scribes & Pharisees could identify with this son cf: Romans 3:10-19. The Elder son received a double portion; Deuteronomy 21:16-17. Luke 15:24 Was dead - Lost to all good - given up to all evil. Luke 15:28... He was angry - This refers to the indignation of the scribes and Pharisees. Luke 15:32 this amiable father returns him his own unkind words, but in a widely different spirit.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    March 6, 2016 Bulletin
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Luke 15:1-7: The Lost Sheep
Luke 15:8-10: The Lost Coin


Luke 15:4, search for the Lost one: Ps 79:13, 100:3; Mat 15:24; Ps 23:1, God is The Shepherd; John 10:11 & 14. Luke 15:5, REJOICE at the finding of the Lost: Isa 40:10-11, 46:3-4, carry you until I have white hairs; I Pet 2:25. Luke 15:6, told friends & neighbors. Luke 15:7, The joy will be over the one that was Lost: now Found: Ps 16:11, 89:15-16, 132:16; Isa 12:1-3. Elders guide us: Act 20:28-30; obey them: Heb 13:17; Protection: I Pet 5:1. Luke 15:8, drop everything & look for the Lost coin: Hos 2:19-23; Jer 3:11-13; Ps 18:28, 23:6; Ex 30:20. Luke 15:9, told friends & neighbors. Luke 15:10, Joy if a Sinner repents: Heb 12:2; Rev 5:9-10; wearing white linen (righteousness), Rev 19:6-9.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    February 28, 2016 Bulletin
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Luke 14: The Parable of the Great Supper, Healing of the Man with Dropsy


Luke 14:1 The Chief Pharisee gives a supper on the Sabbath day, Luke 14:2, a man dropsy Luke 14:3 a question of law for the Doctors of the law Luke 14:4 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, Luke 14:5 cf: Isaiah 35:4-10, Luke 14:7-10. A parable regarding social graces, Luke 14:11 Humble yourself. Luke 14:12-14, cf, I Peter 5:5, Whosoever will let him come, Luke 14:12-14 Who you should invite to a banquet, cf Isaiah 55:1, Revelation 22:17 & Isaiah 58:6-12, Luke 14:15. This is just another empty Pharisee hypocrite ritualistic saying. This man was at the Messianic banquet & didn't know it cf: Mark 1:14-15. Luke 14:16. A certain man is: obviously God, Bade Greek: kal-he-o. They had replied RSVP cf: Exodus 24:7, & Joshua 1:16-17, Luke 14:17, Jesus is the servant, cf; Isaiah 42:1-7, God has made divine preparation, cf: Psalms 31:19, Isaiah 64:4-7, Luke 14:18 They refused the clear call of God through Jesus His servant just as their fathers had all His Old Testament Prophets, Psalms 81:11, Isaiah 65:12, Jeremiah 7:13, Isaiah 53:1, Bought ground ridiculous. Luke 14:19 Another silly excuse, Luke 14:20 A legal excuse cf Deut. 24:5, Luke 14:21, Servant came & showed God these things, When? cf: Daniel 7:14-15 & Mark 16:15-16, Luke 14:22, There is always room for another, John 14:1-2, Luke 14:23, Compel Greek "bend their arm till it aches" God is serious.


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    February 21, 2016 Bulletin
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Matthew 13: The Sower, Tares, Mustard Seed, Leaven, Treasure in the Field & Pearl of Great Price


Matthew 13:1-24, The Parable of the Sower, The Tares 13:24-43: The Tares (darnel-Greek) are counterfeit wheat cf: Beware of False prophets & wolves in sheep's clothing Matt.7:13-29, Matt. 13:44 The Kingdom of Heaven is the Church of Christ, Treasure is you personally cf: Ex 19:5, The field is the world cf: Matt 13:38 & John 3:16-17, A Man is Jesus cf: Matt. 13:37, Found is Jesus' purpose cf: Luke 19:10 & Isa 65:1, He Hideth cf: Ps 17:8, 27:5 & 31:19-20, "For the joy thereof" is explained in Heb. 12:2, "Selleth all that He hath & buyeth that field" What were you bought with? Look it up! I Peter 1:18-19 "...the precious blood of Christ". Memorize I Peter 1:18-19 The Church is liken to a "Pearl of Great Price" which when we hear the Gospel we give up everything...


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    February 14, 2016 Bulletin
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Matthew 13: The Parable of the Tares


The Sower is Jesus, the Seed is the Word of God, the Field is the World, the Soil is the Human Heart, Fowls are Satan, Wayside is a Hard Hearted Disciple, Stony Ground is shallow hearted disciple, Thorns are the sinful disciples, Good Ground is the honest & good heart cf: Luke 8:15 that hears the Word of God & keeps it. Matthew 13:1-23, The Seed is the Word of God, cf: Deut. 4:2, 31:24-26, Joshua 1:7-9, Proverbs 30:5-6, Rev 22:18-19, don't believe your preacher above what is written I Cor. 4:6, teach only according to word I Pet.4:11, II Cor 5:7, Rom 10:17, 14:23, Heb. 1:1-2, I Pet. 1:10-12, II Pet. 1:19-21. Parable of the Tares: Matthew 13:24-43: The Tares (darnel-Greek) are counterfeit wheat cf: Beware of False prophets & wolves in sheep's clothing Matt.7:13-29, Matt. 13:44 The Kingdom of Heaven is the Church of Christ, Treasure is you personally cf: Ex 19:5, The field is the world cf: Matt 13:38 & John 3:16-17, A Man is Jesus cf: Matt. 13:37, Found is Jesus' purpose cf: Luke 19:10 & Isa 65:1, He Hideth cf: Ps 17:8, 27:5 & 31:19-20, "For the joy thereof" is explained in Heb. 12:2, "Selleth all that He hath & buyeth that field" What were you bought with? Look it up! I Peter 1:18-19 "...the precious blood of Christ". Memorize I Peter 1:18-19


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    February 7, 2016 Bulletin
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Matthew 13: The Parable of the Sower


The Sower is Jesus, the Seed is the Word of God, the Field is the World, the Soil is the Human Heart, Fowls are Satan, Wayside is a Hard Hearted Disciple, Stony Ground is shallow hearted disciple, Thorns are the sinful disciples, Good Ground is the honest & good heart cf: Luke 8:15 that hears the Word of God & keeps it. Matthew 13:1-23, The Seed is the Word of God, cf: Deut. 4:2, 31:24-26, Joshua 1:7-9, Proverbs 30:5-6, Rev 22:18-19, don't believe your preacher above what is written I Cor. 4:6, teach only according to word I Pet.4:11, II Cor 5:7, Rom 10:17, 14:23, Heb. 1:1-2, I Pet. 1:10-12, II Pet. 1:19-21. Parable of the Tares: Matthew 13:24-43: The Tares (darnel-Greek) are counterfeit wheat cf: Beware of False prophets & wolves in sheep's clothing Matt.7:13-29, Matt. 13:44 The Kingdom of Heaven is the Church of Christ, Treasure is you personally cf: Ex 19:5, The field is the world cf: Matt 13:38 & John 3:16-17, A Man is Jesus cf: Matt. 13:37, Found is Jesus' purpose cf: Luke 19:10 & Isa 65:1, He Hideth cf: Ps 17:8, 27:5 & 31:19-20, "For the joy thereof" is explained in Heb. 12:2, "Selleth all that He hath & buyeth that field" What were you bought with? Look it up! I Peter 1:18-19 "...the precious blood of Christ". Memorize I Peter 1:18-19


Invitation: Prayers Requested    January 31, 2016 Bulletin
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Mountain Moving Faith & Prayer


The Commands of The Great Commission, Mark 16:15-16, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 24:45-47, II Timothy 2:2. Need to return to the good old way, Jeremiah 6:16. Have faith in God, Mark 11:22. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, Hebrews 11:1. James 2:26 Moving the mountain along with All of Jesus' works was accomplished through Jesus' oneness with the Father, Mark 11:23. Easier for camel to go through eye of needle, Mark 10:25. Believe and you shall have, Mark 11;:24. Forgive first, Mark 11:25-26. Never cease until you receive an answer, Luke 18:1-8. Of the Pharisee and the publican, Luke 18:9-14, How to repent in prayer Psalm 51:1-17. After which you must come to God in the appointed way by believing Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and the Gospel and be baptized for the remission of your sins cf: Acts 2:38-39.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    January 24, 2016 Bulletin
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Teach Us to Pray


Christ teaches his disciples to pray, Luke 11:1-4, This is how to pray not what to pray for vain repetitions such as Shema Israel cf: Deuteronomy 6:4 or our Fathers :are forbidden Matthew 6:5-8, because of our relationship with God Ephesians 2:19-22. Praise the Lord, Psalm 113:3. Shows the necessity of importunity in prayer, Thy Kingdom come - the Kingdom of God did come on the day of Pentecost in AD 30 cf: Daniel 7:13-14, Colossians 1:13, Jesus was raised to sit on David's throne Acts 2:29-30, Jesus is a King now Rev. 17:14 & 19:16, Why don't we pray? Do we view God as an reluctant neighbor? Luke 11:5-8 ; The Parable of the 3 fold prayer Luke 11:9-13, Psalms 121:1-3. The parable of the importunate widow, Luke 18:1-8. Of the Pharisee and the publican, Luke 18:9-14, Psalm 51:1-17.


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    January 17, 2016 Bulletin
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The Good Samaritan, The 70 & A Lawyer's Question


Christ appoints seventy disciples to go before him, two by two, to preach, heal, etc., Luke 10:1-12. Christ pronounces woes on Chorazin and Capernaum, Luke 10:13-16. The seventy return, and give account of their mission, Luke 10:18 cf: Rev. 12:8-9; Luke 10:19 cf: Gen. 3:15, Gal. 3:16, Matt. 4:6, Psalm 91:11-13, Mark 16:18 & Romans 16:20 . Christ rejoices that the things which were hidden from the wise and prudent had been revealed unto babes, and shows the great privileges of the Gospel, Luke 10:21-24. A Lawyer's Question: how he shall inherit eternal life, and is answered, Luke 10:25 Cf: Deut. 6:4-8 & Lev. 19:18 Luke 10: 26-29. The story of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:30-31 cf: Num. 19:11 Luke 10:32 cf: Exodus 23:4-5. Luke 10:33 Cf John 4:19-20.Luke 10:34-35 cf: Deut.10:19; Luke10:36-37. Who's the "certain man" you can go to?


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    January 10, 2016 Bulletin
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John the Baptist - Forerunner of the Messiah


Luke 7:1-10. Raises a widow's son to life at Nain, No prophet has raised the dead since Elijah. Luke 5:12ff Jesus heals a leper, that is a testimony to the Priesthood cf: Leviticus 13-14 Luke 7:11-17. John the Baptist hears of his fame, and sends two of his disciples to inquire whether he is the Christ, Jesus' response is His works prove Who He the Messiah cf: Isaiah 35,42 & 61. Luke 7:18-23. Christ's character of John, Luke 7:24-30. The obstinate blindness and capriciousness of the Jews, Luke 7:31-35. A Pharisee invites him to his house, to investigate this rabbi from Nazareth. A sinful woman anoints his head with oil, and washes his feet with her tears, Luke 7:36-38. The Pharisee is offended, Luke 7:39. Our Lord reproves him by a parable, and vindicates the woman, Luke 7:40-46; and pronounces her sins forgiven, thereby claiming Divinity Luke 7:47-50. Jesus said "Shalom" only to the woman


Invitation: Prayers Requested    January 3, 2016 Bulletin
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Luke 5: The Shepherds of Israel


The miraculous draught of fishes at the lake of Gennesaret, Luke 5:1-11. Christ heals a leper, Luke 5:12-14. No leper has been healed since Naaman the Syrian by Elisha in II Kings 5. Healing a leper requires great work of the Priesthood Lev. 13-14. His fame being published abroad, he withdraws to the desert, Luke 5:15, Luke 5:16. He wants to heal the religious leaders Luke 5:17 cf: Isa. 42:1ff He heals a paralytic person, at which the scribes and Pharisees murmur, but the people glorify God, Luke 5:17-26. He calls the publican Levi, who makes a feast for Christ, to which he invites a great number of publicans and others, at which the scribes and Pharisees murmur, and our Lord vindicates his conduct, Luke 5:27-32. The question about fasting answered, Luke 5:33-35. The parable of the new piece of cloth put on the old garment, and the new wine in old bottles, Luke 5:36-39


Invitation: 1 Baptism, Prayers Requested    December 27, 2015 Bulletin
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The Birth of Jesus


The Hebrew word She-owl is translated into Greek as Hades & into English as Hell. All these words mean the same place which is the place of the dead. During Old Testament times it had 2 parts, torment which was the place of the unbelieving dead, separated from Abraham's bosom, the place of the believing dead. The Rich man & Lazarus cf: Luke 16:19-31; The Rebellion of Korah in which Korah went down alive into the pit took place about 1,447 BC cf: Numbers 16:26-40; Later King David wrote Psalm 88 about 1,000 BC so it had been about 500 years since Korah went down alive into the pit & Psalm 88 is a psalm of Korah in Hell. Korah has been dead almost 500 years & hasn't figured out yet his situation is permanent. Romans 2:1-12 cf: Matt 10:28 and Matt 25:31-46.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    December 20, 2015 Bulletin
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Jesus' First Sermon: The Lord's Anointed


Luke 4:16-30, Isaiah 61:1-11, In the Old Testament Prophets, Priests & Kings were anointed. The word anointed Hebrew Maw-shee-akh (Messiah) which we translate in the New Testament as Christ cf: Psalm 2:1ff, Christ the King Psalm 45:1ff, The Anointed one to be cut off Daniel 9:24-27; Jesus read Isaiah 61:1ff in His first sermon Luke 4:18-30. Note: Jesus left the word vengeance out when He reads Isaiah 61 in His first sermon & later explains that the vengeance will be in the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD cf: Luke 21:22, Acts 4:23ff; Acts 10:38ff shows us Christ was Anointed with the Holy Spirit cf: Hebrew 1:8-9; Now we are anointed with the Holy Spirit at our baptism Acts 2:38-39, thus we are anointed II Corinthians 1:21, not to work miracles see Romans 8 as an example of the Holy Spirit in us.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    December 13, 2015 Bulletin
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Translation and Preservation of the Bible


The Bible teaches about it's self: do not add to the word or take away Deuteronomy 4:2, cf: meditate on or think about the word Joshua 1:7-8; Every word of God is pure or true Proverbs 30:5; Preach and teach according to the law and the testimony which is His word Isaiah 8:20; God's word will accomplish it's task Isaiah 55:10-11; Matthew 13:3-4, 8, & it is Jesus who sows the seed 37-38 cf: Luke 8:11 the seed is the word of God. The word is Spirit and life John 6:63; the word will judge us John 12:48; the Old Testament was written for our learning Romans 15:4; The Old Testament teachings are examples to us to admonish us II Corinthians 10:11; do not think or believe men above what is written I Corinthians 4:6; all scripture is inspired or God breathed II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21 holy men of God spake as they were moved or carried along by the Holy Spirit; God spoke in times past to the Jewish fathers by the prophets hath in these last days spoken to us by His son Hebrews 1:1-2; God throughout history has come to people in the roll of the book Hebrews 107 & do not add to the Book or take away from the book Revelation 22:18-19


Invitation: Prayers Requested    December 6, 2015 Bulletin
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The Scriptures


It is used to describe books of the Holy Bible Hebrews taught Christ brought a new & better Testament, Heb 7:22, 8:6-13, 9:15. OT is divided into three groups: Law, 1st 5 books of Moses known as Torah & Pentateuch. Prophets, 21 books - major & minor OT Prophets. Writings - 13. The NT of 27 books that naturally divide into 4 parts: 4 Gospels, Acts, Epistles & Revelation. Epistles are 21 books of teaching. 13 are Pauline Epistles. 8 Epistles called General Epistles written by other Apostles/Prophets. Hebrews written by unknown writer. The Bible is a remarkable book. Its Teachings Divinely Inspired. Non-believers account for the Bible on natural rather than supernatural grounds. The doctrine of Inspiration asserts that Bible revelation did not & could not originate in the mind of man. The Bible claims to be "inspired" meaning "God breathed" cf: II Tim 3:16. It claims Holy men of God "spake" "carried along" by Holy Spirit, II Pet 1:20. Scriptures did not originate in the human mind. They are not a human product & cannot be accounted for on natural grounds. Bible miracles are contrary to ordinary human experience, but they are not contrary to reason. With God, miracles & the extraordinary are not contrary to reason. It isn't that the Bible is different from other religions because man evolved in his thinking & became better. Concepts found in the Bible are completely differ from ancient world. It is not that the Bible is simply a better revelation than Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian, or Roman religion. Truth is: Bible is altogether true while others are altogether false. A fallen Titan named Atlas doesn't really hold the world on his back... it's a lie.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    November 29, 2015 Bulletin
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The Bible


It is used to describe books of Old & New Testaments. It comes from Greek biblos meaning book. Difference between OT & NT Hebrews taught that Christ brought a new & better Testament, Heb 7:22, 8:6-13, 9:15. OT is divided into three groups: Law, 1st 5 books of Moses known as Torah & Pentateuch. Prophets, 21 books - major & minor OT Prophets. Writings - 13. The NT of 27 books that naturally divide into 4 parts: 4 Gospels, Acts, Epistles & Revelation. Epistles are 21 books of teaching. 13 are Pauline Epistles. 8 Epistles called General Epistles written by other Apostles/Prophets. Hebrews written by unknown writer. The Bible is a remarkable book. Its Teachings Divinely Inspired. Non-believers account for the Bible on natural rather than supernatural grounds. The doctrine of Inspiration asserts that Bible revelation did not & could not originate in the mind of man. The Bible claims to be "inspired" meaning "God breathed" cf: II Tim 3:16. It claims Holy men of God "spake" "carried along" by Holy Spirit, II Pet 1:20. Scriptures did not originate in the human mind. They are not a human product & cannot be accounted for on natural grounds. Bible miracles are contrary to ordinary human experience, but they are not contrary to reason. With God, miracles & the extraordinary are not contrary to reason. It isn't that the Bible is different from other religions because man evolved in his thinking & became better. Concepts found in the Bible completely differ from societies of the ancient world. It is not that the Bible is simply a better revelation than Egyptian, Greek, Babylonian, or Roman religion. Truth is: Bible is altogether true while others are altogether false.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    November 22, 2015 Bulletin
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The Last Supper and the Passover


Hebrews 8:5 & 10:1. The Importance of taking the Lord's Supper every first day of the week will be explained in today's lesson. Exodus 12:1-51, Passover a shadow of the coming substitutional death, burial, & resurrection of Christ commemorated by The Lord's Supper. Cf: I Corinthians 5:7-8. Jesus eats the Passover with His disciples, which is often called The Last Supper. Matthew 26:17-30; Mark's account of the Last Supper is Mark 14:22-26. Luke's account of the Last Supper is Luke 22:14-20. Jesus refers to eating His flesh & drinking His blood, John 6:53-58. The apostle Paul encourages the Corinthians to examine themselves and take The Lord's Supper properly. I Corinthians 11:17-33. The Early Church is described as continuing steadfastly in partaking of The Lord's Supper cf: Acts 2:42. They assembled upon the first day of each week to break bread by taking of The Lord's Supper cf: Acts 20:7.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    November 15, 2015 Bulletin
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Matthew 5‑7: Sermon on the Mount


Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-16, Avoid anger Matt 5:20-21, God looks upon the heart Matt 5:27-30, Avenge not but rather Love Matt 5:38-45. Matt 6 Avoid outward shows of righteousness Matt. 6:1-4 Lord's Prayer Matt 6:9-13 Forgiveness of other necessary Matt. 6:14-15. Our Lord warns against rash, harsh judgment, Matt. 7:1-5. Shows holy things must not be profaned, Matt 7:6; fervent prevailing prayer, Matt 7:7-11. Shows how men should deal w/each other, Matt 7:12. Exhorts people to enter in at the strait gate, Matt 7:13, Matt 7:14 the Way & the faith cf: Greek "tees pis-te-oos" objective Gal. 3:23-27, Eph. 4:4-5, Prov. 4:18, Isa. 35:8, Jer. 32:39, Matt. 7:13-14, John 14:6, Luke 18:8, Jude 3, Acts 6:7, 13:7-8 cf Acts 2:42 & 20:7, 14:22, 16:5,24:14, Rom. 1:5, 14:1, I Cor.16:13,, II Cor. 13:5, Gal.5:22, Gal.1:23, Eph. 4:13, Col. 1:23, Titus:1:13, I Tim. 4:1, 6:20-21, Phil. 1:27, ; beware of false teachers, known by their fruits, Matt. 7:15-20 Wolves in Sheep's Clothing Matt.7:21 no man shall be saved by his mere profession of Christianity, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23. house upon a rock, Matt. 7:24, Matt. 7:25. house, on sand, Matt. 7:26, Matt. 7:27. people are astonished at his doctrine, Matt 7:28-7:29.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    November 8, 2015 Bulletin
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Matthew 7: False Prophets - Wolves in Sheep's Clothing - Sermon on the Mount


Our Lord warns against rash, harsh judgment, Matt. 7:1-5. Shows holy things must not be profaned, Matt 7:6; fervent prevailing prayer, Matt 7:7-11. Shows how men should deal w/each other, Matt 7:12. Exhorts people to enter in at the strait gate, Matt 7:13, Matt 7:14 the Way & the faith cf: Greek "tees pis-te-oos" objective Gal. 3:23-27, Eph. 4:4-5, Prov. 4:18, Isa. 35:8, Jer. 32:39, Matt. 7:13-14, John 14:6, Luke 18:8, Jude 3, Acts 6:7, 13:7-8 cf Acts 2:42 & 20:7, 14:22, 16:5,24:14, Rom. 1:5, 14:1, I Cor.16:13,, II Cor. 13:5, Gal.5:22, Gal.1:23, Eph. 4:13, Col. 1:23, Titus:1:13, I Tim. 4:1, 6:20-21, Phil. 1:27, ; beware of false teachers, known by their fruits, Matt. 7:15-20 Jer.7:8-13, 7:17-20, 7:28-32, 23:1-6 23:15-17, 33:14-17 cf: Acts 2:30-33, Heb. 1:13, Ezek. 34:1-12, 34:22-24, Zech. 11:15-17, II Cor. 11:13-15, II Tim 3:1-7, II Pet 2:1-3, 3:3-9, Matt 7:15-16 no man shall be saved by his mere profession of Christianity, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23. house upon a rock, Matt. 7:24, Matt. 7:25. house, on sand, Matt. 7:26, Matt. 7:27. people are astonished at his doctrine, Matt 7:28-7:29.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    November 1, 2015 Bulletin
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Matthew 7: The Way, The Faith - Sermon on the Mount


Our Lord warns against rash judgment & uncharitable censures, Matt. 7:1-5. Shows holy things must not be profaned, Matthew 7:6; gives encouragement to fervent persevering prayer, Matthew 7:7-11. Shows how men should deal w/each other, Matthew 7:12. Exhorts people to enter in at the strait gate, Matthew 7:13, Matthew 7:14 the Way cf: Greek "tees pis-te-oos" objective genitive Gal. 3:23-27, Eph. 4:4-5, Prov. 4:18, Isa. 35:8, Jer. 32:39, Matt. 7:13-14, John 14:6, Luke 18:8, Jude 3, Acts 6:7, 13:7-8 cf Acts 2:42 & 20:7, 14:22, 16:5,24:14, Rom. 1:5, 14:1, I Cor.16:13,, II Cor. 13:5,Gal.5:22, Gal.1:23, Eph. 4:13, Col. 1:23, Titus:1:13, I Tim. 4:1, 6:20-21, Phil. 1:27, ; beware of false teachers, who are known by their fruits, Matt. 7:15-20. Shows no man shall be saved by his mere profession of Christianity, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23. parable of the wise man who built his house upon a rock, Matt. 7:24, Matt. 7:25. foolish man built his house, on sand, Matt. 7:26, Matt. 7:27. Christ concludes his sermon, and the people are astonished at his doctrine, Matt 7:28-7:29.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    October 25, 2015 Bulletin
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Matthew 7: Sermon on the Mount


Our Lord warns men against rash judgment and uncharitable censures, Matthew 7:1-5. Shows that holy things must not be profaned, Matthew 7:6; gives encouragement to fervent persevering prayer, Matthew 7:7-11. Shows how men should deal with each other, Matthew 7:12. Exhorts the people to enter in at the strait gate, Matthew 7:13, Matthew 7:14; to beware of false teachers, who are to be known by their fruits, Matthew 7:15-20. Shows that no man shall be saved by his mere profession of Christianity, however specious, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23. The parable of the wise man who built his house upon a rock, Matthew 7:24, Matthew 7:25. Of the foolish man who built his house, without a foundation, on the sand, Matthew 7:26, Matthew 7:27. Christ concludes his sermon, and the people are astonished at his doctrine, Matthew 7:28, Matthew 7:29.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    October 18, 2015 Bulletin
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Matthew 6: Sermon on the Mount


For one farthing given to a poor man, a man is made partaker of the vision: where it renders these words, Psalm 17:15, I shall behold thy face in righteousness, Of alms-giving, Matthew 6:1-5. Of prayer, Matthew 6:6-8. The Lord's prayer, or model according to which Christians should pray, Matthew 6:9-13. Of forgiveness, Matthew 6:14, Matthew 6:15. Of fasting, Matthew 6:16, Matthew 6:17. Of laying up treasures, Matthew 6:18-21. Of the single eye, Matthew 6:22, Matthew 6:23. The impossibility of serving two masters, Matthew 6:24. Of contentment and confidence in the Divine providence, Matthew 6:25-32. Directions about seeking the kingdom of God, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 6:34.


Invitation: Prayers Requested    October 11, 2015 Bulletin
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Matthew 5:1-48: Sermon on the Mount


Christ begins his sermon on the mount, Matthew 5:1- 5:2. The beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-12. The disciples & Christians the salt of the earth, and light of the world, Matthew 5:13-16. Christ is not come to destroy, but confirm and fulfill, the Law and the Prophets, Matthew 5:17-19. Of the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, Matthew 5:20. Interpretation of the precepts relative to murder, anger, and injurious speaking, Matthew 5:21, Matthew 5:22. Of reconciliation, Matthew 5:23-26. Of impure acts and propensities, and the necessity of mortification, Matthew 5:27-30. Of divorce, Matthew 5:31, Matthew 5:32. Of oaths and profane swearing, Matthew 5:33-37. Of bearing injuries and persecution, Matthew 5:38-41. Of borrowing and lending, Matthew 5:42. Of love and hatred, Matthew 5:43-46. Of civil respect, Matthew 5:47. Christ's disciples must resemble their heavenly Father, Matt. 5:48.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   October 4, 2015 Bulletin
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Matthew 5:1-12: The Beatitudes


Blessed means: happy cf: Ps 1:1ff; Poor in Spirit (discouraged) Matt 18:3ff; Mourn (sorrowful) cf: II Cor 7:10, Meek (gentle & lowly) Greek word used to describe a wild animal trained for service such as a horse fit for the bridle and saddle cf: Matt 11:28-29. Hunger & Thirst after Righteousness cf: Matt 6:33 & John 6:35; Merciful cf: Isa 58:6-7 & James 2:13; Pure in Heart cf: Proverbs 4:23, Acts 15:9 & Ps 51:10-12; Peaceful cf Isaiah 9:6ff, Romans 12:18ff; Persecuted cf: II Timothy 3:12, Rejoice cf: Romans 8:17; The Sermon on the mount is the heart of Jesus' teaching. Blessed is not in unfortunate condition itself, but in the glorious reward to come. Heaven is so superior to anything on earth that anything that increased our longing for heaven is a blessing.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   September 27, 2015 Bulletin
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The 2nd Coming of Christ: Judgment & The End of the World


Christian Age marked by a Great falling away, cf: II Thessalonians 2:1ff, The Man of Sin or Lawlessness, many antichrists, cf: I John 2:18-19 and False Prophets and teachers, II Peter 2-3; watch and pray, Luke 21:34-35, Matthew 24:42-44, Mark 13:35-37. The times of the Gentiles, Luke 21:20-24, precedes the Second Coming. The Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, a Type or Shadow of the Second Coming, Matthew 24:27-31; Angels accompanied by a trumpet, ; the Resurrection of the Dead, Job 25-27, Isaiah 26:19, Daniel 12:2-3, Matthew 25:31-46, John 11:25-26, John 6:40; final Judgment, John 6:63, 12:48, 5:21-30, II Corinthians 5:10; The End, Jude 14-15, I Corinthians 15:24-26. Christians will be Caught Up to meet the Lord in the air, I Thessalonians 4:13-17. Changed and given Immortal bodies, I Corinthians 50-55 and I John 3:2; Earth burned up in Flaming Fire, II Thessalonians 1:7-8, II Peter 3:7-13; the Great White Throne of Judgment, Revelation 20:11-15; the New Heaven and Earth, Revelations 21:1-4, 21:16


Invitation: 2 Baptisms   September 20, 2015 Bulletin
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The Earth to Be Destroyed by Fire at Christ's 2nd Coming


The apostle shows his design in writing this and the preceding epistle, II Peter 3:1, TO encourage them to remember (study) the entire revelation of God as found in the scriptures. 11 Peter 3:2. Describes the nature of the heresies which should take place in the last times or Christian age ending with the Coming of the Lord. 11 Peter 3:3-8. A thousand years with the Lord are but as a day, 2 Peter 3:9. He will come and judge the world as he has promised, and the heavens and the earth shall be burnt up, 11 Peter 3:10. How those should live who expect these things, 2 Peter 3:11, 2 Peter 3:12. Of the new heavens and the new earth, and the necessity of being prepared for this great change, Revelation 21 11 Peter 3:13, II Peter 3:14. Concerning some difficult things in Paul 's letters that false teachers twist 11 Peter 3:15, II Peter 3:16. We must watch against the error of the wicked, grow in grace, and give all glory to God, 11 Peter 3:17, II Peter 3:18.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   September 13, 2015 Bulletin
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Judgments of God - II Peter 2


Angels who Sinned, The Flood & Sodom II Peter Chapter 2 False teachers foretold, who shall bring in destructive doctrines right along side the truth of scripture but substituted for the truth and shall pervert many, but at last be destroyed by the judgments of God, II Peter 2:1-3. Instances of God's judgments in the rebellious angels, II Peter 2:4. In the pre-flood antediluvians, II Peter 2:5. In the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, II Peter 2:6-8. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly, as well as to punish the ungodly, II Peter 2:9. The character of those seducing teachers and their disciples; they are unclean, presumptuous, speak evil of dignities, adulterous, covetous, and cursed, II Peter 2:10-14. Have forsaken the right way, copy the conduct of Balaam, speak great swelling words, and pervert those who had escaped from error, II Peter 2:15-19. The miserable state of those who, having escaped the corruption that is in the world, have turned back like the dog to his vomit, and the washed swine to her wallowing in the mire, II Peter 2:20-22


Invitation: Prayers Requested   September 6, 2015 Bulletin
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False Teachers are Coming - II Peter 2


False teachers foretold, who shall bring in destructive doctrines right along side the truth of scripture but substituted for the truth and shall pervert many, but at last be destroyed by the judgments of God, II Peter 2:1-3. Instances of God's judgments in the rebellious angels, II Peter 2:4. In the pre-flood antediluvians, II Peter 2:5. In the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, II Peter 2:6-8. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly, as well as to punish the ungodly, II Peter 2:9. The character of those seducing teachers and their disciples; they are unclean, presumptuous, speak evil of dignities, adulterous, covetous, and cursed, II Peter 2:10-14. Have forsaken the right way, copy the conduct of Balaam, speak great swelling words, and pervert those who had escaped from error, II Peter 2:15-19. The miserable state of those who, having escaped the corruption that is in the world, have turned back like the dog to his vomit, and the washed swine to her wallowing in the mire, II Peter 2:20-22


Invitation: Prayers Requested   August 30, 2015 Bulletin
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The Power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ - (Part 2)


The apostle addressed the persons to whom the epistle was sent described by the state into which God had called them, to live their lives, and in which he had placed them; 2 Peter 1:1-4. What graces they should possess in order to be fruitful in the knowledge of God; II Peter 1:5-8. The miserable state of those who either have not these graces, or have fallen from them; II Peter 1:9. Believers should give diligence to make their calling and election sure; II Peter 1:10, II Peter 1:11. The apostle is aware of his speedy execution, and he wishes to confirm and establish those Churches in the true faith, II Peter 1:12-15. The certainty of the Gospel, and the convincing evidence which the apostle had of its truth from being present at the transfiguration of Christ, by which the word of prophecy was made more sure, II Peter 1:16-19. How the prophecies came, and their nature, all can understand prophecy alike if your doctrine doesn't get in the way II  Peter 1:20, spake as they were moved by Holy Spirit ie: "carried along" II Peter 1:21


Invitation: Prayers Requested   August 23, 2015 Bulletin
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The Power and Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ - (Part 1)


I Peter 1 The apostle addressed the persons to whom the epistle was sent described by the state into which God had called, them to live their lives and in which he had placed, them, 2 Peter 1:1-4. What graces they should possess in order to be fruitful in the knowledge of God, II Peter 1:5-8. The miserable state of those who either have not these graces, or have fallen from them, II Peter 1:9. Believers should give diligence to make their calling and election sure, II Peter 1:10, II Peter 1:11. The apostle's is aware of his speedy execution, and he wish to confirm and establish those Churches in the true faith, II Peter 1:12-15. The certainty of the Gospel, and the convincing evidence which the apostle had of its truth from being present at the transfiguration of Christ, by which the word of prophecy was made more sure, II Peter 1:16-19. How the prophecies came, and their nature, all can understand prophecy alike if your doctrine doesn't get in the way II Peter 1:20, spake as they were moved by Holy Spirit ie: "carried along" II Peter 1:21.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   August 16, 2015 Bulletin
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The Great Falling Away


The Man of Sin or The man of Lawlessness & The Great Falling Away
II Thessalonians 2:1--13, Who in history could possibly be a man ruling in the church Roman Catholic 606AD Boniface III took the title of Pope (pappas) or Universal Bishop of Roman Catholic Church. Col. 1:18, Matt.16:16-18, II Tim 2:15, Matt. 23:9, Eph. 2:8. Matt 6:7. Shortly Rome made laws & many truths of God were changed into the teaching of men: cf: Matt. 15:9, Latin to be only language of scriptures. Call no man Father cf: Matt 23:9. Saved by grace not works cf: Eph. 2:8. Mary not mediator between God & man cf: I Tim 2:5. Ask in Jesus' name not Mary's cf: John 16:23-26. "Our Father" & "Hail Mary" vain repetitions cf: Matt 6:7. Hell has no halfway house called Purgatory cf: Luke 16:19-31. No such thing as separate priesthood, all Christians are priests cf: I Pet 2:5. Bishops must be the husband of one wife cf: I Tim 3:1-7 & Tit 1:5-8. Celibacy is a doctrine of devils cf: I Tim 4:1-3, Pope is anti-christ cf: Col 1:18. The Greek prefix anti means instead of or in place of & carries the idea of substitution. Anything instead of Christ, in place of Christ or substituted for Christ is anti-Christ. Anti-christ has been here all along cf: I John 2:18-19, I John 4:1-3 & II John 1:7. Pope led great falling away & is man of sin cf: II Thess. 2:1-12. Rome sold indulgences & built St Peter's Basilica making merchandise of people's sins cf: II Peter 2:2-33


Invitation: Prayers Requested   August 9, 2015 Bulletin
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No Rapture - No "Left Behind"


The Second Coming of Christ & Our being "caught up together:" The coming of Christ is one event. There is no secret-rapture, the word is not used in the Bible. This make believe non-sense was dreamed up by a man named Darbey in 1831 and was picked up by "pre-trib rapture" enthusiast and proclaimed as truth by Baptist & Pentecostals. At the end of time Christ will come again, Matthew 25:31-46, raise the dead and sit in judgment John 5:21-29, we will be caught up to go with Christ, Pre-trib rapture use I Thess. 4:13-14 as proof text but that is at the resurrection which is the last day John 6:40 Saints accompany cf: Jude 14 & The coming of Christ will be accompanied by great signs & wonders, such as at the giving of the Law, cf: Ex. 19:16-19, Christians who are alive will be changed I Cor. 15:50-52, I Thess. 4:16 dead rise, V:17 we are "caught up together", I Thess. 5:1 cf: Acts 1:7-8, I Thess. 5:2 cf: Matt.24:42-44 & I Thess. 5:3-11. this earth will be burned up & we go to New Heavens & a New Earth: Rev 21:1-2 & 16, & I Pet 3


Invitation: Prayers Requested   August 2, 2015 Bulletin
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Christ's Resurrection & Our Resurrection


Christ's Resurrection & Our Resurrection I Cor. 15:1-4, What Scriptures? Isa. 53:8-10. he resurrected Christ, seen over 500 witnesses & Apostles, I Cor. 15:5-7, Paul's Apostleship, I Cor. 15:8-10, II Cor 11:23-28. Apostles preached same things, I Cor 15:11. Judaizing false teacher I Cor 15:12.negative argument, I Cor 15:13-19. Paul says "but now is Christ risen" & firstfruits are proof of a coming great harvest, I Cor 15:20. Christ 2nd Adam, I Cor 15:2122. There is order in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:23. At the end of time, Christ will deliver up the Kingdom, the people of Christ or the Church of Christ, to God, I Cor 15:24. Christ King now, cf: Ps 110:1-4, Acts 2:30, & Heb. 1:1-9. Christ rules over all things, I Cor 15:27-28. Baptized for the dead is one of the hardest verses in the New Testament to understand. In my opinion, Paul is saying that they are being baptized knowing full well that it will lead to their martyrdom & death. Note the context. I Cor 15:29-30, cf: II Cor 11:22ff. A wake to righteousness, I Cor 15:31-34. Paul now states the obvious question of the false teacher in Corinth, I Cor 15:35-36. Paul will answer by similitude, I Cor 15:36-38, & he answers the same question by application I Cor 15:39-41. Greater & different degrees of splendor in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:41-44. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:45-49, cf: Rom. 5:14-21. 2nd Christ in Power & Glory is one event, I Cor 15:50-57, cf: Mat. 25:31ff, I Thess. 4:13 thru Chap 5:7, II Pet 3:1-18. The work of the Lord, I Cor 15:58, is, John 6:29


Invitation: Prayers Requested   July 26, 2015 Bulletin
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The Coming of Christ in His Glory


When the Son of Man shall Come in His Glory Matthew 25:31-46 death, judgment & 2nd Coming Christ Hebrews 9:27-28, the basis of the judgment John 6:40, 63 & 12:48; Christ the word of God is the righteous Judge John 5:21-30, all shall appear before the judgment bench II Corinthians 5:10, Christ coming accompanied by the angels Matthew 25:31, Matt. 24:30-31, the great white throne of judgment Rev. 20:11-15; Matt. 25:32-34; come to Christ while you are still alive Rev. 22:17, John 7:37-39 & Isa. 55:1; heaven is grand above any imaginations I Cor. 2:9; This is not what you do to be saved, this is what the saved do Matt.25:35-36 cf: Isa. 58:1-12, The Saints in all ages and lands who had never seen Him answer: Matt. 25:35-40 cf: Gal.6:10; Matt.25:41, Christ is coming with the angels in flaming fire II Thess. 1:7-9, Had the lost have seen Him in His splendor they would have denied Him nothing Matt. 25:42-46, the Lord is coming with ten thousands of His Saints ie: "Holy Ones" cf: Jude 14-15


Invitation: Prayers Requested   July 19, 2015 Bulletin
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The Parable of the Talents


In this parable of our Lord, four things may be considered: I. The master who distributes the talents. His kindness. He distributes these goods diversely. He distributes his talents with Wisdom. II. The servants who improved their talents. These persons are termed slaves, such as were the property of the master, who might dispose of them as he pleased. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded ... Matthew 25:16. The work was speedily begun; The work was perseveringly carried on; after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, Matthew 25:19.  Their work was crowned with success. Luke 2:52. They were ready to give in a joyful account when their master came and called for them Matthew 25:21. III. The servant who buried his talent Matthew 25:18. See the ingratitude of this servant , his idleness, his gross error, his injustice. Hear the absurdity of his reasoning Matthew 25:24. IV. His punishment. He is punished with an everlasting separation from God and the glory of his power. Cast forth the unprofitable servant, Matthew 25:30. Let him have nothing but darkness, who refused to walk in the light: let him have nothing but misery - weeping and gnashing of teeth, who has refused the happiness which God provided for him.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   July 12, 2015 Bulletin
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The Parable of the Ten Virgins


"Virgins" - Denoting purity of Christian doctrine and character. "Five of them were wise", or, provident; "five were foolish", which might be translated careless; Matthew 25:1-12. The state of Jews and professing Christians - the state of the visible Church at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem, and in the day of judgment: for the parable appears to relate to both those periods. And particularly at the time in which Christ shall come to judge the world, it shall appear what kind of reception his Gospel has met with. This parable, or something very like it, is found in the Jewish records: in a treatise entitled Reshith Chocmah, we read thus: "... Repent whilst thou hast strength to do it, whilst thy lamp burns, and thy oil is not extinguished; for if thy lamp be gone out, thy oil will profit thee nothing." The necessity of being constantly prepared to appear before God, Matthew 25:13. "watch therefore" If to watch be to employ ourselves chiefly about the business of our salvation, alas! how few of those who are called Christians are there who do watch! How many who slumber! How many who are asleep! How many seized with a lethargy! How many quite dead! "wherein the Son of man cometh" these words are omitted by most versions. We must be ready, Always. Amen.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   July 5, 2015 Bulletin
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Christ's Coming Could Be Anytime


"Take ye heed, watch and pray" "For ye know not what hour your Lord doth come"
Luke 21:24 70AD Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be Fulfilled. When you study the Olivet address in the 3 synoptic Gospels said Take ye heed, watch and pray cf: Matt.24, Mark 13 & Luke 21 Luke is plain abomination of desolation is when Roman army surrounded Jerusalem cf: Luke 21:20 Jesus plainly teaches there is a long period of time between the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and His 2nd Coming in Power and Glory. Other highly learned brethren such as J.W. Mc Garvey, B.W. Johnson's Peoples New Testament Commentary, and James Burton Coffman's Commentary have a slightly different understanding of the 2nd Coming of Christ that: Matthew 24:27-34 is like types and shadows and applies to both 70 AD destruction and the 2nd coming when compared to Luke 21:20-24. Watch and Pray it can happen anytime Matthew 24:34-51


Invitation: Prayers Requested   June 28, 2015 Bulletin
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"Until the Times of the Gentiles be Fulfilled"


Luke 21:24 70AD Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be Fulfilled. When you study the Olivet address in the 3 synoptic Gospels side cf: Matt.24, Mark 13 & Luke 21 Luke makes it plain the abomination of desolation is when the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem & showed their idolatrous standards (like a flag) with an eagle upon a pole cf: Luke 21:20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then ye know the desolation thre of is nigh. Jesus plainly teaches a long period of time between the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and His 2nd Coming in Power and Glory. Other highly learned brethren such as J.W. McGarvey, B.W. Johnson's Peoples New Testament Commentary, and James Burton Coffman's Commentary have a slightly different understanding of the 2nd Coming of Christ regarding: Matthew 24:27-31 when compared to Luke 21:20-24. Matthew 24:34-51


Invitation: Prayers Requested   June 21, 2015 Bulletin
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The Coming of Christ in the Destruction of Jerusalem (Part 2)


Jesus plainly says these things would take place in that generation - 40 years Matthew 24:34. It was 40 years between His crucifixion in 30 AD & destruction of Jerusalem by Titus of Rome in 70AD. What we have is the use of figurative language such as Isaiah 13 where God describes the destruction of Babylon in the same figurative language. Just a metaphor for I'll knock your lights out. Jesus uses this metaphor to describe the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD cf: Isaiah 13:10 with Matthew 24:29. Matt 24:1-11 cf; II Cor 11:13-15, Matt 24:12-14, cf Mark 16:20, Rom 10:13-18, Colossians 1:5-6, Col 1:23 & I Thess.1:6-8, Matt 24:15 cf: Daniel 9:1-2 cf, Jer. 25:10 & 29:10 & Daniel 9:24-27. 69 "weeks" of years is Sabbath years or 7 years. 69 X 7= 483 years till Messiah Comes. 457BC Commandment rebuild Jerusalem less 483 years is 26AD the year Jesus began His ministry. Jesus preached 3 1/2 years was cut off and thereby caused the sacrifice in the temple to cease having any efficacy the last 3 1/2 years is reckoned from 66 AD. Jews rebelled to 70AD when with the abomination of desolation the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem & showed their idolatrous standards (like a flag) with an eagle upon a pole. The word coming often used Old Testament describe God Coming in Judgment cf: Isaiah 13 same language used for Babylon, Ezekiel 32:1ff same language about Egypt & Joel 2:1ff uses the same language to prophecy the destruction of Judah by Babylon & the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD Note after Spirit poured out Joel 2:28-32


Invitation: Prayers Requested   June 14, 2015 Bulletin
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The Coming of Christ in the Destruction of Jerusalem (Part 1)


Most teach the 24th chapter of Matthew is talking about the end of the world when Jesus plainly says these things would take place in that generation meaning 40 years Matthew 24:34. It was 40 years between His crucifixion in 30 AD & the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus of Rome in 70AD. What we have is the use of figurative language such as Isaiah 13 where God describes the destruction of Babylon in the same figurative language. Just a metaphor for I'll knock your lights out. Jesus uses this metaphor to describe the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD cf: Isaiah 13:10 with Matthew 24:29. Matt 24:1-11 cf; II Cor 11:13-15, Matt 24:12-14, cf Mark 16:20, Rom 10:13-18, Colossians 1:5-6, Col 1:23 & I Thess.1:6-8, Matt 24:15 cf: Daniel 9:1-2 cf, Jer. 25:10 & 29:10 & Daniel 9:24-27 The abomination of desolation was when the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem & showed their idolatrous standards (like a flag) with an eagle upon a pole. The word coming often used Old Testament describe God Coming in Judgment cf: Isaiah 13 same language used for Babylon, Ezekiel 32:1ff same language about Egypt & Joel 2:1ff uses the same language to prophecy the destruction of Judah by Babylon & the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD Note after Spirit poured out Joel 2:28-32


Invitation: Prayers Requested   June 7, 2015 Bulletin
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The Church: A Fellowship of Believers is Born


After Peter Preaches the 1st Gospel Sermon he sums up the sermon in Acts 2:36 Jesus was made both Lord and Christ. The people cry "What must we do?" V:37 and Peter gives them 2 imperatives "repent and be baptized" which are figures of speech called a synecdoche in which a part is represented as a whole. Note belief, faith & confessing Christ as Lord is left out of the figure of speech. Much like saying "I'm just working to get a roof over my head" in which "roof" stands for a whole house. Therefore the terms of salvation are everything God has said in the N.T. to be saved. The 2 Promises are "remission of sins and the gift (ordinary) of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:39 shows the perpetual nature of the plan of salvation discussed above. Acts 2:40 better translated "be saved or allow yourself to be saved" by coming to God in the appointed way. Acts 2:41 3,000 baptized and saved on Pentecost Vs: 3,000 killed at the giving of the Law. Acts 2:42 primitive original Christian worship is described. Cf: II Timothy 2:2 Acts 2:43 The Apostles continue to work "wonders and signs" Acts 2:44-46 special gifts were necessary to care for the first 3,000 while they stayed in Jerusalem and were taught. Acts 2:47 The Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved


Invitation: Prayers Requested   May 31, 2015 Bulletin
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The First Gospel Sermon Teaching How to "Call Upon the Name of the Lord"


Baptism of the Holy Spirit Matthew 3:11-12, John the baptizer Luke 24:49 Jesus says it is a promise of the Father & they will have "power from on high" & in Acts 1:8 Jesus says that the power is "The Holy Ghost". Acts 1:26 & 2:1. Chapter & verse divisions were not in the original Bible. Here we have unfortunate chapter break. Acts 2:1 must be read with 1:26 to understand who's being spoken of. "they were all with one accord" The word "they" is an antecedent. Antecedents always refer back to the last-named noun. Which is: "Mathias & he was numbered with the eleven apostles." Thus "Apostles" is the antecedent of "they" in Acts 2:1 Many make the mistake thinking that the 120 in Acts 1:15 is spoken of in Acts 2:1. Acts 2:2 "as of a rushing mighty wind" It was not a rushing mighty wind, it was the same sound. Acts 2:3 "cloven tongues like as of fire" Similarity denies that it is the same. It was not actual tongues of fire, it was "like as of fire".  Acts 1:4 the result of this baptism is the apostles' speaking in tongues, languages they had not studied cf: Acts 2:1ff. Acts 1:5-21 A study of "the last days" cf: Joel 2:28ff.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   May 24, 2015 Bulletin
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Baptism of the Holy Spirit


Baptism of the Holy Spirit Matthew 3:11-12, John the baptizer Luke 24:49 Jesus says it is a promise of the Father & they will have "power from on high" & in Acts 1:8 Jesus says that the power is "The Holy Ghost". Acts 1:26 & 2:1. Chapter & verse divisions were not in the original Bible. Here we have unfortunate chapter break. Acts 2:1 must be read with 1:26 to understand who's being spoken of. "they were all with one accord" The word "they" is an antecedent. Antecedents always refer back to the last-named noun. Which is: "Mathias & he was numbered with the eleven apostles." Thus "Apostles" is the antecedent of "they" in Acts 2:1 Many make the mistake thinking that the 120 in Acts 1:15 is spoken of in Acts 2:1. Acts 2:2 "as of a rushing mighty wind" It was not a rushing mighty wind, it was the same sound. Acts 2:3 "cloven tongues like as of fire" Similarity denies that it is the same. It was not actual tongues of fire, it was "like as of fire".  Acts 1:4 the result of this baptism is the apostles' speaking in tongues, languages they had not studied cf: Acts 2:1ff. Acts 1:5-21 A study of "the last days" cf: Joel 2:28ff.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   May 17, 2015 Bulletin
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Eye Witness: Introduction to The Book of Acts (Part 2)


Most of Acts is written in 3rd person. The story says: "they did "or "he did ". Later some verses use 1st person plural "we". Acts 16:10-18, Acts 20:5-15, Acts 21:1-18, Acts 27:1, Acts 28:16, thus, the "we" author witness to"we" sections. Purpose writing Books of Luke & Acts tell words & deeds of Jesus Luke & World conquest by Gospel in Acts. Introduction Luke 1:1-4 states purpose. Read Luke 24 with Acts 1. Several threads tie Luke & Acts together: Theophilus cf: Acts 1:1A cf: Luke 1:1-4. Acts 1:1B. He worked a miracle & taught from it. "Do & teach" cf: Luke 24:19. Acts 1:2A Taken up cf: Luke 24:51. Acts 1:2B Given commandments cf: Mark 16:15-16 & Matt 28:18-20. "To whom" whom" antecedent that refers back to the nearest named noun which is "Apostle" in verse 2. Acts 1:3A "Many infallible proofs" cf: Luke 24:36-43. Acts 1:3B Kingdom of God cf: Luke 24:46-47. Acts 1:4 Wait for the promise cf: Luke 24:49. Acts 1:5 Apostles baptized w/ Holy Ghost cf: Matt 3:11-12 & the lesson on John 13, 14, 15, & 16. Acts 1:6 Jesus promised the Kingdom to come during lifetime of apostles in Mark 9:1. Acts 1:7 Don't worry about the time, cf: I Thess. 5:1ff. the Kingdom of God come with Power cf: Mark 9:1, Acts 1:8A & Power when Holy Ghost comes upon the Apostles, with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8B Apostles witnesses unto the all the earth, Acts 1:21-22, Acts 2:32, Acts 3:15, Acts 5:32, Acts 10:39-41, Acts 22:14-15, Acts 23:11, Acts 26:13-16, II Pet 1:13-21. Acts 1:9 Is a view from earth & Daniel 7:13-14, is a view of the same event in Heaven. At His Ascension to the Father cf: Acts 2:30-32. Acts 1:10-11 He will come from Heaven again the same way He went cf: Rev. 1:7.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   May 10, 2015 Bulletin
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Eye Witness: Introduction to The Book of Acts (Part 1)


Most of Acts is written in 3rd person. The story says: "they did "or "he did ". Later some verses use 1st person plural "we". Acts 16:10-18, Acts 20:5-15, Acts 21:1-18, Acts 27:1, Acts 28:16, thus, the "we" author witness to"we" sections. Purpose writing Books of Luke & Acts tell words & deeds of Jesus Luke & World conquest by Gospel in Acts. Introduction Luke 1:1-4 states purpose. Read Luke 24 with Acts 1. Several threads tie Luke & Acts together: Theophilus cf: Acts 1:1A cf: Luke 1:1-4. Acts 1:1B. He worked a miracle & taught from it. "Do & teach" cf: Luke 24:19. Acts 1:2A Taken up cf: Luke 24:51. Acts 1:2B Given commandments cf: Mark 16:15-16 & Matt 28:18-20. "To whom" whom" antecedent that refers back to the nearest named noun which is "Apostle" in verse 2. Acts 1:3A "Many infallible proofs" cf: Luke 24:36-43. Acts 1:3B Kingdom of God cf: Luke 24:46-47. Acts 1:4 Wait for the promise cf: Luke 24:49. Acts 1:5 Apostles baptized w/ Holy Ghost cf: Matt 3:11-12 & the lesson on John 13, 14, 15, & 16. Acts 1:6 Jesus promised the Kingdom to come during lifetime of apostles in Mark 9:1. Acts 1:7 Don't worry about the time, cf: I Thess. 5:1ff. the Kingdom of God come with Power cf: Mark 9:1, Acts 1:8A & Power when Holy Ghost comes upon the Apostles, with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8B Apostles witnesses unto the all the earth, Acts 1:21-22, Acts 2:32, Acts 3:15, Acts 5:32, Acts 10:39-41, Acts 22:14-15, Acts 23:11, Acts 26:13-16, II Pet 1:13-21. Acts 1:9 Is a view from earth & Daniel 7:13-14, is a view of the same event in Heaven. At His Ascension to the Father cf: Acts 2:30-32. Acts 1:10-11 He will come from Heaven again the same way He went cf: Rev. 1:7.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   May 3, 2015 Bulletin
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The Gospel Teaching on Resurrection (Part 2)


The doctrine of Christ's resurrection according to the Scriptures is The Gospel.  I Corinthians 15:1-4, What Scriptures? Isa. 53:8-10. Jesus the resurrected Christ, seen by over 500 witnesses plus the Apostles, I Cor. 15:5-7, Paul's Apostleship, I Cor. 15:8-10, II Cor 11:23-28. All the Apostles preached & believed the same things, I Cor 15:11. There is a Judaizing false teacher at Corinth I Cor 15:12. Paul takes a negative argument, I Cor 15:13-19. On the contrary, Paul says "but now is Christ risen" & first-fruits are proof of a coming great harvest, I Cor 15:20. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:21-22. There is order in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:23. At the end of time, Christ will deliver up the Kingdom, the people of Christ or the Church of Christ, to God, I Cor 15:24. Christ reigns as a King now, cf: Ps 110:1-4, Acts 2:30, & Heb. 1:1-9. Christ rules over all things, I Cor 15:27-28. Baptized for the dead is one of the hardest verses in the New Testament to understand. In my opinion, Paul is saying that they are being baptized knowing full well that it will lead to their martyrdom & death. Note the context. I Cor 15:29-30, cf: II Cor 11:22ff. A wake to righteousness, I Cor 15:31-34. Paul now states the obvious question of the false teacher in Corinth, I Cor 15:35-36. Paul will answer by similitude, I Cor 15:36-38, & he answers the same question by application I Cor 15:39-41. Greater & different degrees of splendor in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:41-44. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:45-49, cf: Rom. 5:14-21. The second coming of Christ in Power & Glory is one event, I Cor 15:50-57, cf: Mat. 25:31ff, I Thess. 4:13 thru Chap 5:7, II Pet 3:1-18. The work of the Lord, I Cor 15:58, is, John 6:29


Invitation: Prayers Requested   April 26, 2015 Bulletin
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The Gospel Teaching on Resurrection (Part 1)


The doctrine of Christ's resurrection according to the Scriptures is The Gospel.  I Corinthians 15:1-4, What Scriptures? Isa. 53:8-10. Jesus the resurrected Christ, seen by over 500 witnesses plus the Apostles, I Cor. 15:5-7, Paul's Apostleship, I Cor. 15:8-10, II Cor 11:23-28. All the Apostles preached & believed the same things, I Cor 15:11. There is a Judaizing false teacher at Corinth I Cor 15:12. Paul takes a negative argument, I Cor 15:13-19. On the contrary, Paul says "but now is Christ risen" & first-fruits are proof of a coming great harvest, I Cor 15:20. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:21-22. There is order in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:23. At the end of time, Christ will deliver up the Kingdom, the people of Christ or the Church of Christ, to God, I Cor 15:24. Christ reigns as a King now, cf: Ps 110:1-4, Acts 2:30, & Heb. 1:1-9. Christ rules over all things, I Cor 15:27-28. Baptized for the dead is one of the hardest verses in the New Testament to understand. In my opinion, Paul is saying that they are being baptized knowing full well that it will lead to their martyrdom & death. Note the context. I Cor 15:29-30, cf: II Cor 11:22ff. A wake to righteousness, I Cor 15:31-34. Paul now states the obvious question of the false teacher in Corinth, I Cor 15:35-36. Paul will answer by similitude, I Cor 15:36-38, & he answers the same question by application I Cor 15:39-41. Greater & different degrees of splendor in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:41-44. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:45-49, cf: Rom. 5:14-21. The second coming of Christ in Power & Glory is one event, I Cor 15:50-57, cf: Mat. 25:31ff, I Thess. 4:13 thru Chap 5:7, II Pet 3:1-18. The work of the Lord, I Cor 15:58, is, John 6:29


Invitation: Prayers Requested   April 19, 2015 Bulletin
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Resurrection of the Messiah Prophesied


Psalm 2:1-12: This Psalm is Remarkable for its eloquent change of persons. It is like a heavenly stage play with different people who speak. Psalm 2:1-2 The Prophet Speaks & foretells of the coming Messiah or Christ.  How do you know this prophecy is of Christ? An inspired Apostle tells me I am tracking this Psalm correctly cf: Acts 4:25 ff. Psalm 2:3 The Enemies Speak Psalm 2:4-5 The Prophet Answers the Enemies Cf: Luke 21:20  Psalm 2:6 God Speaks cf: Hebrews 12:22. Psalm 2:7 The Messiah Speaks cf: Son Luke 1:31,  Matt 3:13ff, Matt 17:5ff, II Peter 1:15, Acts 13:33, Romans 1:3-4, Hebrews 1:1-6 & Heb. 5:5. Psalm 2:8-9. God Answers the Messiah cf: Revelation 2:27, Rev. 12:5 & Rev, 19:15. Psalm 2:10-12, Prophet encourages Enemies to submit to God & His Messiah cf: Heb. 6:18 & Ephesians 1:17-23


Invitation: Prayers Requested   April 12, 2015 Bulletin
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Resurrection of Jesus, He "is risen"


The women coming early to the sepulcher on the first day of the week, bringing their spices, find the stone rolled away, and the tomb empty, Luke 24:1-3. They see a vision of angels, who announce Christ's resurrection, Luke 24:4-8. The women return and tell this to the eleven, Luke 24:9, Luke 24:10. They believe not, but Peter goes and examines the tomb, Luke 24:11, Luke 24:12. Christ, unknown, appears to two of the disciples who were going to Emmaus, and converses with them, vv. 13-29. While they are eating together, he makes himself known, and immediately disappears, Luke 24:30, Luke 24:31. They return to Jerusalem, and announce his resurrection to the rest of the disciples, Luke 24:3235. Jesus himself appears to them, and gives them many infallible proofs of the reality of his resurrection, Luke 24:36-43. He preaches to them, gives them the promise of the Holy Spirit, and commissions them: Luke 24:44-49. He takes them to Bethany, and ascends to heaven in their sight, Luke 24:50, Luke 24:51. They worship him, and return to Jerusalem, Luke 24:52, Luke 24:53.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   April 5, 2015 Bulletin
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Psalm 22: Prophecy of Jesus' Resurrection


Psalm 22:1 Prophecy by King David written 1,000 BC V:1 fulfilled cf: Matt 27:45-46; Psalm 22:1-7 fulfilled cf: Matt 27:39; Psalm 22:8 their words-cf: Matt. 27:43; Psalm 22:9-15 thrust fulfilled cf: John 19:28, brought to the dust of death Gen 3:19; Psalm 22:16 dogs Hebrew keh-leb male prostitute; pierced hands & feet fulfilled cf: John 20:24-39; Psalm 22:17-18 cast lots fulfilled cf: John 19:23-24; Psalm 22:19-22 fulfilled each Lord's day cf: Heb. 2:12 because of Matthew 18:20; Psalm 22:23-26 shall live forever John 11:25-26; Psalm 22:27-28 governor fulfilled Matthew 28:18:20; Psalm 22:29 fat upon the earth cf:  Deut. 32:14-15, Eat  Worship - fulfilled Cf: John 18:28; Psalm  22:29 all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him cf: Rom 14:11-12 & Phil. 2:9-11; Psalm 22:30 seed child cf: Genesis 3:15; Psalm 22:31 declare His righteousness Romans 1:16-17 & 3:21-26


Invitation: Prayers Requested   March 29, 2015 Bulletin
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The Suffering Servant (Part 2)


Isaiah 53 is a prophecy of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ which is the Gospel cf: I Corinthians 15:1-4 written about 750 years before it happened. When is a Prophet a Prophet? When everything he says comes to pass cf: Deut. 18:21-22. Only God knows and can tell the future cf: Isaiah 41:2122 & 46:9-10. As much as the Jews today try to blame the Romans it was the Jews who pre-meditated the murder of their Messiah John 1:11-12 & 11:47-50. The Suffering Servant. The Jews claim this 53rd chapter of Isaiah is talking about the suffering of the nation of Israel. In this chapter, the personal pronoun "He" is used 18 times, "His" is used 13 times, & "Him" is used 10 times, which means God used personal pronouns 41 times to prove this coming Messiah will suffer for the sins of the people. Furthermore, He is contrasted to the people in v 8. Isa 53:1A, Paul quotes this verse in Rom. 10:16, & says Isaiah is talking about Jesus Isa 53:1B, cf: Exo 6:6.atonement Isa 53:2-4. Stripes Isa 53:5 cf: Matt 27:26, All men are sinners Isa 53:6, cf: Rom 3:10-20. Opened not His mouth Isa 53:7, cf: John 19:10. Isa 53:8 Prison cf: Matt 27:27-29, "Judgment" cf: Mat 27:19,Messiah to be Killed, Isa 53:8.crucified between two thieves, "Wicked" cf: Mat 27:38. Isa 53:9A. Buried rich man's tomb, Isa 53:9B, Mat 27:57-60. God will see His "seed or child, & prolong His days, Isa 53:10, How? resurrect Him from the Grave, Gen. 3:15 & Gal. 3:16, Because of His atonement, He is now called a righteous Servant, Isa. 53:11, cf: II Cor 5:21, who will justify many & Rom. 3:21ff. Isa 53:12, there is one mediator between God and men Jesus Christ I Tim 2:5


Invitation: Prayers Requested   March 22, 2015 Bulletin
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The Suffering Servant (Part 1)


God's Servant to Die. Isaiah 42:1-4, Isa. 42:6-7; Isaiah 49:1, cf: Luke 1:31-33.sword, cf: Eph. 6:17, Heb.4:12, & Rev. 1:16., Isa. 49:3, cf: Luke 22:24-27.Isa. 49:5-6, cf: Acts 13:47.Isa. 49:8 cf: I Cor. 6:2. Isa. 49:16; Isaiah 50:4 cf: Matt. 22:41-46, Isa. 50:5-6, cf: Matt. 27:26.cf: Matt. 26:66-68; Isa. 50:7-11.Isa. 52:13 cf: John 3:14, 8:28 & 12:32-33, Isa. 52:14-15, cf: Rom. 15:21. The Suffering Servant. The Jews claim this 53rd chapter of Isaiah is talking about the suffering of the nation of Israel. In this chapter, the personal pronoun "He" is used 18 times, "His" is used 13 times, & "Him" is used 10 times, which means God used personal pronouns 41 times to prove this coming Messiah will suffer for the sins of the people. Furthermore, He is contrasted to the people in v 8. Isa 53:1A, Additionally, Paul quotes this verse in Rom. 10:16, & says Isaiah is talking about Jesus Isa 53:1B, cf: Exo 6:6.atonement Isa 53:2-4. Stripes Isa 53:5 cf:Matt 27:26, All sinners Isa 53:6, cf: Rom 3:10-20. Opened not His mouth Isa 53:7, cf John 19:10. Isa 53:8 Prison cf: Matt 27:27-29, "Judgment" cf: Mat 27:19,to be Killed, Isa 53:8.crucified between two thieves, "Wicked" cf: Mat 27:38. Isa 53:9A. Buried rich man's tomb, Isa 53:9B, Mat 27:57-60. God will see His "seed or child, & prolong His days, Isa 53:10, How? resurrect Him from the Grave, Gen 3:15 & Gal. 3:16, Because of His atonement, He is now called a righteous Servant, Isa. 53:11, cf: II Cor 5:21, who will justify many & Rom. 3:21ff. Isa 53:12, there is just one mediator between God and men I Tim 2:5


Invitation: Prayers Requested   March 15, 2015 Bulletin
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Hebrews 12


Having so many incitements to holiness, patience, and perseverance, we should lay aside every hindrance, and run with patience the race that is set before us, taking our blessed Lord for our example, Hebrews 12:1-4, cf: I Corinthians 9:24-27 & Phillipians 3:13-14. These sufferings are to be considered as fatherly chastisements from God, and to be patiently submitted to on account of the benefits to be derived from them, Hebrews 12:5-11. They should take courage and go forward, Hebrews 12:12, Hebrews 12:13. Directions to follow peace with all men, and to take heed that they fall not from the grace of God, Hebrews 12:14, Hebrews 12:15. References to the case of Esau, Hebrews 12:16, Hebrews 12:17. The privileges of Christians, compared with those of the Jews, by which the superior excellence of Christianity is shown, Hebrews 12:18-24. They must take care not to reject Jesus, who now addressed them from heaven, and who was shortly to be their Judge, Hebrews 12:25-27. As they were called to receive a kingdom, they should have grace, whereby they might serve God acceptably, Hebrews 12:28, Hebrews 12:29.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   March 8, 2015 Bulletin
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From Death & Slavery to Eternal Life


Psalm 23:1-6, David's confidence in The Great Shepherd - John 10:11, 10:14, Hebrews 13:20, I Peter 2:35, 5:4; John 11:1-44, Christ raises Lazarus after Four Days Dead; Romans 1:16-20, the Power of God unto Salvation; I Corinthians 15:1-4, the Gospel of Christ's Resurrection; Romans 6:1-14, Obeying the Gospel and Crucifying the body of sin.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   March 1, 2015 Bulletin
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Hebrews 12


Hebrews 12 Having so many incitements to holiness, patience, and perseverance, we should lay aside every hindrance, and run with patience the race that is set before us, taking our blessed Lord for our example, Hebrews 12:1-4. These sufferings are to be considered as fatherly chastisements from God, and to be patiently submitted to on account of the benefits to be derived from them, Hebrews 12:5-11. They should take courage and go forward, Hebrews 12:12, Hebrews 12:13. Directions to follow peace with all men, and to take heed that they fall not from the grace of God, Hebrews 12:14, Hebrews 12:15. References to the case of Esau, Hebrews 12:16, Hebrews 12:17. The privileges of Christians, compared with those of the Jews, by which the superior excellence of Christianity is shown, Hebrews 12:18-24. They must take care not to reject Jesus, who now addressed them from heaven, and who was shortly to be their Judge, Hebrews 12:25-27. As they were called to receive a kingdom, they should have grace, whereby they might serve God acceptably, Hebrews 12:28, Hebrews 12:29.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   February 22, 2015 Bulletin
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Faith: Hebrews 11 (Part 2)


A definition of faith, Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 11:2. What are its immediate objects, Hebrews 11:3. What are its effects, instanced in Abel, Hebrews 11:4. In Enoch, Hebrews 11:5, Hebrews 11:6. In Noah, Hebrews 11:7. In Abraham, Hebrews 11:8-10. In Sara, Hebrews 11:11. In their righteous posterity, Hebrews 11:12-16; In Abraham's offering of his son Isaac, Hebrews 11:17-19. In Isaac, Hebrews 11:20. In Jacob, Hebrews 11:21. In Joseph, Hebrews 11:22. In Moses, Hebrews 11:23-28. In the Israelites in the wilderness, Hebrews 11:29. In the fall of Jericho, Hebrews 11:30. In Rahab, Hebrews 11:31. In several of the judges, and in David, Samuel, and the prophets, Hebrews 11:32-34. The glorious effects produced by it in the primitive martyrs, Hebrews 11:35-40.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   February 15, 2015 Bulletin
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Faith: Hebrews 11 (Part 1)


A definition of faith, Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 11:2. What are its immediate objects, Hebrews 11:3. What are its effects, instanced in Abel, Hebrews 11:4. In Enoch, Hebrews 11:5, Hebrews 11:6. In Noah, Hebrews 11:7. In Abraham, Hebrews 11:8-10. In Sara, Hebrews 11:11. In their righteous posterity, Hebrews 11:12-16; In Abraham's offering of his son Isaac, Hebrews 11:17-19. In Isaac, Hebrews 11:20. In Jacob, Hebrews 11:21. In Joseph, Hebrews 11:22. In Moses, Hebrews 11:23-28. In the Israelites in the wilderness, Hebrews 11:29. In the fall of Jericho, Hebrews 11:30. In Rahab, Hebrews 11:31. In several of the judges, and in David, Samuel, and the prophets, Hebrews 11:32-34. The glorious effects produced by it in the primitive martyrs, Hebrews 11:35-40.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   February 8, 2015 Bulletin
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The Beatitudes and the Maledictions: Blessings and Curses


OT words for Blessed: Barak-to cause to kneel in adoration; &, Esher-Happy. God blesses (barak) Adam & Eve, Gen 1:26-28; Noah, Gen 9:1; & Abraham, Gen 12:1-3. God curses serpent, Gen 3:14; ground, 3:17; Cain, 4:11; & Canaan, 9:25. Deu 27 Blessing/Curses pronounced: Mt Gerazim blessings, Mt Ebal cursings, cf: Jos 8:30-34. Deu 28 contrasts vs 1-14 blessings: vs 15-68 curses. David's Beatitudes: Ps 1:1; 32:1-2; 33:12; 34:8; 37:26 (Barak); 40:4; 41:1; 65:4; 84:5, 12; 89:15; 94:12; 112:1; 128:1. Two words in NT for Blessed: Eulogio - to adore, to praise; Makarios - to be happy. Jesus' Beatitudes from Sermon on the Mount, Mat 5:1-12; Greek for blessed is Makarios. Beatitudes & woes from Sermon on the Plain. Luke 6:12-28. In V28 the word "bless" is Eulogio. Jesus separates sheep from goats, Mat 25:31-46. V34. "come ye Blessed (eulogio) of My Father, inherit the kingdom..." the blessing is in the inheritance. V41. "depart from me ye cursed..." How do we obtain blessings & not the curse? Jas 1:25, 2:8. Look into perfect law of liberty-Royal Law. And do. Love God & thy neighbor. ICo 16:22 If any man love not Lord Jesus Christ let him be Anathema Maranatha.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   February 1, 2015 Bulletin
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Will God Forgive Me or Have I Committed the "Unforgiveable Sin?"


Hebrews 10 v.1 Not the things, the shadow; v.2 offered over & over; v.3 daily, monthly, yearly; v.4 animal blood pointed toward Lamb; v.5 Christ's Body needed, Ps 40:6-8; v.6 not His will, Lev 1:17 & 4:1 thru 5:13; v.7 Christ comes; v.8 Levitical sacrifices don't please God; v.10 sins removed; v.11 not good enough; v.12 One Sacrifice & Done; v.13 enemies conquered; v.14 sanctified, Heb 2:11, 10:10, 10:29, I Co 1:2; v.15 perfected; v.16 covenant, Jer 31:33-34, Heb 8:10; v.17 remembered no more; v.18 remission; v.19 assurance of heaven; v.20 Christ is THE WAY; v.21 High Priest; v.22 heart/spirit cleansed, Tit 3:5, Act 22:16; v.23 cling to faith; v.24 care for each other; v.25 temptation to stay away from church; v.26 deliberately trample Christ's will; v.27 only judgment ahead, Heb 6:1 - those that oppose Jesus, Mat 12:22-37; v.28 willfully rebelled - death, Nu 15:30-36, Deu13:6-10; v.29 rejected; v.30 vengeance; v.31 fearful; v.32 persecution; v.33 reproached; v.34 sympathy; v.35 trial; v.36 patience, Ro 5:3-5; v.37 Christ coming, Hab 2; v.38 faith, Hab 2:4, Ps 5:4; v.39 live by faith.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   January 25, 2015 Bulletin
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Types & Shadows: The Church & The Temple (Part 2)


The OT Tabernacle & Temple were a material, or, physical form of worship commanded in Ex 40. Heb 10:1, & 8:5-6. Shadows: Heb 8:5-6, Heb 9:1; Perfect Sacrifice, Ex 20:22; Lamb, Jn 1:29; Horn, I Co 5:7, Ex 29:38, Lk 1:69, Ps 18:2, Ps 132:17, Heb 6:18; living sacrifice, Ro 12:1-2; Laver, Ex 19:5-6, Act 2:38-39, Ti 3:5, Gal 3:27; anointed, Ex 30:22-33, Lev 14: & 27, Heb 1:9, Act 2:38, & 47, Eph 2:19-22; tabernacle, Heb 9:2, I Pet 2:5-9; candlestick, Ex 25:31-40, Mat 5:14-16; shewbread, Lev 24:5-9, Mat 26:26-30; Holy of Holies, Heb 9:3; incense, Lk 1:8-10. Direct access, Mat 27:51, Rev 5:8, Heb 10:19-22. Contents of Holy of Holies: ark of the covenant, Heb 9:4, Lev 16:12, Ex 25:10-16; gold pot, Ex 16:32-34; Aaron's rod, Num 17:1-11; tables, Deu 10:1-5; cherubims, Heb 9:5, Gen 3:24. 1st tabernacle, Heb 9:6; 2nd tabernacle, Heb 9:7, Lev 16:11-15, Ex 30:10-25; Veil still intact, Heb 9:8; figures, Heb 9:9; flesh, Heb 9:10; Christ the High Priest, Heb 9:11; Christ's blood, Heb 9:12, Heb 7:22-27; bulls & goats, Heb 9:13, Num 19:21; blood of Christ, Heb 9:14; mediator, Heb 9:15; inheritance, Heb 9:16-17; without blood, Heb 9:18; Moses sprinkled blood , Heb 9:19-23, Ex 24:1-8, (Ex 21-23), Ex 40:9-15, Lev 8:24, Lev 16:16, 19, & 33, Heb 8:5; intercedes, Heb 9:24-25; Christ suffers once, Heb 9:26; judgment, Heb 9:27; sin offering, Heb 9:28.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   January 18, 2015 Bulletin
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Types & Shadows: The Church & The Temple (Part 1)


The OT Tabernacle & Temple were a material, or, physical form of worship commanded in Ex 40. Heb 10:1, & 8:5-6. Shadows: Heb 8:5-6, Heb 9:1; Perfect Sacrifice, Ex 20:22; Lamb, Jn 1:29; Horn, I Co 5:7, Ex 29:38, Lk 1:69, Ps 18:2, Ps 132:17, Heb 6:18; living sacrifice, Ro 12:1-2; Laver, Ex 19:5-6, Act 2:38-39, Ti 3:5, Gal 3:27; anointed, Ex 30:22-33, Lev 14: & 27, Heb 1:9, Act 2:38, & 47, Eph 2:19-22; tabernacle, Heb 9:2, I Pet 2:5-9; candlestick, Ex 25:31-40, Mat 5:14-16; shewbread, Lev 24:5-9, Mat 26:26-30; Holy of Holies, Heb 9:3; incense, Lk 1:8-10. Direct access, Mat 27:51, Rev 5:8, Heb 10:19-22. Contents of Holy of Holies: ark of the covenant, Heb 9:4, Lev 16:12, Ex 25:10-16; gold pot, Ex 16:32-34; Aaron's rod, Num 17:1-11; tables, Deu 10:1-5; cherubims, Heb 9:5, Gen 3:24. 1st tabernacle, Heb 9:6; 2nd tabernacle, Heb 9:7, Lev 16:11-15, Ex 30:10-25; Veil still intact, Heb 9:8; figures, Heb 9:9; flesh, Heb 9:10; Christ the High Priest, Heb 9:11; Christ's blood, Heb 9:12, Heb 7:22-27; bulls & goats, Heb 9:13, Num 19:21; blood of Christ, Heb 9:14; mediator, Heb 9:15; inheritance, Heb 9:16-17; without blood, Heb 9:18; Moses sprinkled blood , Heb 9:19-23, Ex 24:1-8, (Ex 21-23), Ex 40:9-15, Lev 8:24, Lev 16:16, 19, & 33, Heb 8:5; intercedes, Heb 9:24-25; Christ suffers once, Heb 9:26; judgment, Heb 9:27; sin offering, Heb 9:28.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   January 11, 2015 Bulletin
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Daniel's 70 Weeks of Years - Daniel 9:1-27


Jeremiah prophesizes 70 years of captivity cf Jeremiah 25:11-14 & 29:10 & II Chronicles 36:21 Daniel 9:1 Change of power caused Daniel to search the scriptures. The angel explains to Daniel, Daniel 9:24 These verses are dealing with the first coming of Christ not His second coming. Note Isaiah 53 says the Messiah will accomplish the same redemptive works found in this verse by sacrificing Himself for transgression cf: Isaiah 53:5, 8 &12, sin cf: Isaiah 53:10 & 12 iniquity cf: Isaiah 53:5, 6 &11. Additionally the Messiah is to bring in "everlasting righteousness" referring to the gospel and the church dispensation cf: Romans 1:16-17 & Romans 3:21-26. Daniel - 70 Weeks of Years Daniel 9:1 & 9:24-27, Sixty-Nine weeks of years until the Messiah comes.  69 times 7 years equals 483 years. The Principal Commandment was in 457 BC minus 483 years equals 26 AD the very year Jesus is baptized by John & begins His public ministry being "about 30". Luke 3:23.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   January 4, 2015 Bulletin
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Nebuchadnezzar's Dream


Jer 25:11, Judah to be in captivity 70 years; Jer 29:10-12. After 70 years a Remnant to return to the land; II Chron. 36:21ff; Daniel 2:1ff God is speaking in figurative language using symbols: Great Image, Head of Gold-Babylonian Empire, Breast Silver - Medo-Persian Empire, Belly Brass - Greek Empire under Alexander the Great, Legs of Iron - The Roman Empire & Feet of Iron & Clay - Christians & non-Christians; Daniel 2:35, Stone strikes image of the 4 Kingdoms & becomes a great mountain, what mountain? cf: Isa 2:1ff, The Mountain of the Lords House Isa 11:1-16; What is the Stone? cf: Isa 8:13-14, Isa 28:11-16, Ps 118:22, fulfillment cf: Matt 21:42-46, Rom 9:32, Eph. 2:19-22, Acts 4:9-12, Who are Priests? I Pet 2:1-9. What sacrifices does God desire in the Christian age? cf: Romans 12:1-2.


Invitation: Prayers Requested   December 28, 2014 Bulletin
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Jesus Christ was Pre-existent Before His Earthly Birth


Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning" does not mean that there was nothing prior to "In the beginning"; Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world, cf: I Pet 1:20 He hath chosen us in Him, before the foundation of the world, cf: Eph 1:4; God promised eternal life before in the beginning, cf: Titus 1:2; God's own purpose and grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, cf: II Tim 1:9; The Creation Story, Genesis 1:1-3; Jesus Christ was the pre-existent Word of God with The Father and The Spirit before in the beginning, cf: John 1:1-12 & V:14; Heb 1:1, cf: Isa 28:9-10; Heb 1:2-5a, cf: Psa. 2:7, Heb 1:5b, cf: II Sam 7:14; Heb 1:6-8, cf: Psa 45:1-7, Acts 2:29-33, Psa. 132:11, Heb 1:9-13, cf: Psa 110:1 & 4, Gen 3:15, Gal 3:16, Gal 4:4, Isa 7:14, cf: Gen 24:16 & 24:43; Isa 9:6; Matt. 2:1-2 cf: Numbers 24:13-19, Matt 2:3-12; Christ the King Jer. 33:15-17, Acts 2:30 & Ps. 132:11; Gal 3:26-29.


Invitation: 12 for prayers. December 21, 2014 Bulletin
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Birth of Jesus the Messiah was a Foreordained Plan


This is a "foreordained" plan I Pet 1:20 in which we through the plan were "chosen in Him before the foundation of the world" Eph. 1:4, Thus we have the "hope (assurance) of eternal life which God ... promised before the world began" Rom 16:16, Tit 1:2, II Tim 1:9, Gen 1:1-3, 1:27, 2:8-9 & 15-18, 3: 1-7 & 15 & 21, 9:8-9, Gen. 15:3-6; John 8:44, I Jon 2:16, Gal 3:16, Gen 49:10-11, 2 II Samuel 7:12-16, Mat 2:4-6, Micah 5:2 & Micah 5:1, Psalms 22:1, 7, 8, 16, 18 cf John 19:23-24, Psalms 22:22 cf : Heb. 2:12, Ps 22:24, 26, 27, 29, cf: John 18:28, Ps 22:30 "seed" & V:31; Isaiah 53:1 cf: Romans 10:16. Isaiah 53:8, 9 & 10 "seed", V:11-12. Jer 22:30, Jer 22:19, II Chr 36:5-6, Jer 23:5-6, King of house of David to rule forever Jer 33:15-17, Priesthood to endure Jer 23:5-6, Jer 33:15-17, 18, Zech 6:11-13. King: Act 2:30, Ps 132:11, John 1:105 & 14, Heb 1:3-13, Heb 2:17-18, Heb 4:12-16, Heb 7:14, Rev 5:5, Ps 110:1, Ps 110:4, Heb 7:1-3, Heb 7:22-27, Jer 22:30, Mat 1:1-2, Mat 1:6, Mat 1:11, Mat 1:16, Mat 1:18-23, Isa 7:14, Gen 24:16, Gen 24:43, Luke 3:31, Heb 2:14-18.


Invitation: 13 for prayers. December 14, 2014 Bulletin
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Birth of Jesus the Messiah was a Plan Not Evolution


This is a "foreordained" plan I Pet 1:20 in which we through the plan were "chosen in Him before the foundation of the world" Eph. 1:4, Thus we have the "hope (assurance) of eternal life which God ... promised before the world began" Rom 16:16, Tit 1:2, II Tim 1:9, Gen 1:1-3, 1:27, 2:8-9 & 15-18, 3: 1-7 & 15 & 21, 9:8-9, Gen. 15:3-6; John 8:44, I Jon 2:16, Gal 3:16, Gen 49:10-11, 2 II Samuel 7:12-16, Mat 2:4-6, Micah 5:2 & Micah 5:1, Psalms 22:1, 7, 8, 16, 18 cf John 19:23-24, Psalms 22:22 cf : Heb. 2:12, Ps 22:24, 26, 27, 29, cf: John 18:28, Ps 22:30 "seed" & V:31; Isaiah 53:1 cf: Romans 10:16. Isaiah 53:8, 9 & 10 "seed", V:11-12. Jer 22:30, Jer 22:19, II Chr 36:5-6, Jer 23:5-6, King of house of David to rule forever Jer 33:15-17, Priesthood to endure Jer 23:5-6, Jer 33:15-17, 18, Zech 6:11-13. King: Act 2:30, Ps 132:11, John 1:105 & 14, Heb 1:3-13, Heb 2:17-18, Heb 4:12-16, Heb 7:14, Rev 5:5, Ps 110:1, Ps 110:4, Heb 7:1-3, Heb 7:22-27, Jer 22:30, Mat 1:1-2, Mat 1:6, Mat 1:11, Mat 1:16, Mat 1:18-23, Isa 7:14, Gen 24:16, Gen 24:43, Luke 3:31, Heb 2:14-18.


Invitation: 13  for prayers.  December 7, 2014 Bulletin
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Can You Recommend Your Religion?


India Report Paul Lockman; White Rock Fund & Sermon David Tarbet In Sathupally, Hindipur & Puttaparthi. We baptized several denominational preachers & their wives, several tribals who had belonged to Hebron church/mega church all over India. Over 400 Preachers @ training during day & Gospel meetings every night. Baptized many at meetings and in homes. Pictures of orphans & clothes & rice Sabrina donated. We bought 750 Bibles in Telagu. Brother David Tarbet http://whiterockfund.org The Fund is a 501(c)3 public charity & provides grants to Churches of Christ for mission work around the world. At the present time, approximately 70 missionaries receive benefits as a result of these grants. Only those who are faithfully preaching the gospel, & are sound in the faith are qualified to receive benefits from the grants. Brother David Tarbet - a graduate of Abilene Christian University (BA) & Fairfield University (MA). He has served Churches of Christ in Connecticut, New Mexico & Texas. Upon completing 50 years of pulpit work he retired from the White Rock CoC in Dallas, Texas, & relocated with his wife, Paula, to New Milford, Connecticut, where he joins with his son, Timothy, serving as one of the New Milford CoC congregation ministers. David focuses his ministry efforts on personal evangelism, writing, & serving as volunteer Director of 'The White Rock Fund' - a non-profit organization which provides grants to Churches of Christ for mission work around the world with a special emphasis on the northeast United States. He is editor of "Christ for Today," a direct-mail publication distributed in the northeastern states. He has lectured in various states on "How the Bible Came To Us," At these seminars he displays his collection of rare 16th and 17th century English Bibles. He plans to donate this rare collection to Freed-Hardeman University sometime in 2015.


Invitation: 25  for prayers, 1 Baptism.  November 30, 2014 Bulletin
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New Covenant (Part 2)


Jeremiah 31:15 cf: Matt 2:17; Jeremiah 31:16 Captivity for Judah Jeremiah 31:21 cf: Isaiah 35:8; Jeremiah 31:27 Promise of Return from Captivity; Jeremiah 31:28 God to Build Up; Jeremiah 31:29 The Fathers ate sour grapes (forbidden fruit) Children's teeth set on edge (Children being punished by being in captivity for the sins of the fathers); Jeremiah 31:30 cf: Matt 23:30-36; Jeremiah 31:31 cf: Matt 26:26-30; Jeremiah 31:32 cf: Exodus 19:3-8 cf: Matt 13:44 & I Peter 2:5ff; Jeremiah 31:32 cf: Hosea 1:2ff Idolatry Spiritual Adultery; Jeremiah 31:33 cf: II Cor 3:3 & Rom 12:1-2; Jeremiah 31:34 cf: John 3:1-5 & Acts 2:37-47; The Church is the Kingdom of God Acts 2:30; Jeremiah 31:34 cf: I John 3:20, Isa 1:18, Isa. 55:1-8 & John 6:37. Hebrews 8:8-13 quotes the Jeremiah 31 prophecy, that he would make with them a better covenant than he had made with their forefathers.


Invitation: 25  for prayers.  November 23, 2014 Bulletin
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New Covenant (Part 1)


Jeremiah 31:15 cf: Matt 2:17; Jeremiah 31:16 Captivity for Judah Jeremiah 31:21 cf: Isaiah 35:8; Jeremiah 31:27 Promise of Return from Captivity; Jeremiah 31:28 God to Build Up; Jeremiah 31:29 The Fathers ate sour grapes (forbidden fruit) Children's teeth set on edge (Children being punished by being in captivity for the sins of the fathers); Jeremiah 31:30 cf: Matt 23:30-36; Jeremiah 31:31 cf: Matt 26:26-30; Jeremiah 31:32 cf: Exodus 19:3-8 cf: Matt 13:44 & I Peter 2:5ff; Jeremiah 31:32 cf: Hosea 1:2ff Idolatry Spiritual Adultery; Jeremiah 31:33 cf: II Cor 3:3 & Rom 12:1-2; Jeremiah 31:34 cf: John 3:1-5 & Acts 2:37-47; The Church is the Kingdom of God Acts 2:30; Jeremiah 31:34 cf: I John 3:20, Isa 1:18, Isa. 55:1-8 & John 6:37. Hebrews 8:8-13 quotes the Jeremiah 31 prophecy, that he would make with them a better covenant than he had made with their forefathers.


Invitation: 25  for prayers.  November 16, 2014 Bulletin
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Kingdom of Heaven


The Church: Acts 2:47, Prophecy concerning the kingdom of the Messiah, and the conversion of the Gentiles , Isaiah 2:1-5. Isa. 2:1 Judah cf: Gen 49:10, Isa.2:2 Last Days cf: Acts 2;16-17, Heb 1:1-2, Mountain of the Lord's House, Dan 2:44-45, Lord's House I Tim 3:15, All Nations Matt. 28:18-20, Mk 16:15-16, Luke 24:45-48, Isa 2:2-3, All taught by God John 6:45, Heb 1:1-2, New Testament Law James 1:25 & 2:8 cf: Matt 22:34-40, Jerusalem Luke 24:45-49, Acts 1:8, Isa 2:4, Peaceful Kingdom Rom 5:1, Our troubles from the devil Isa 54:13-17; Isaiah 11:1, Isa 11:2 Spirit cf: Luke 3:21-23, Luke 4:1, Luke 4:18-19 cf: Isa 61:1ff, Isa 1:3 fear cf: Heb 5:7, judge cf: Rom 2:16, Isa 11:4 righteousness cf: Eph 6:14, poor & Meek cf: Matt 5:3ff, rod of His mouth & breath of His lips cf: Isa 49:2, Heb 4:12, Rev 1:16, II Thess 2:8, Eph 6:17, Isa 11:5-6 little child cf: Matt 18:3-4, Isa. 11:7-9 Holy Mountain, cf: Isa 2:2, I Tim 3:15; Isa 11:10 Paul quotes in Rom 15:12 showing this prophecy is fulfilled, the Lamb has already laid down with the lion. Root of Jesse cf: Rev 5:5 & Rev 22:16, Isa 11:11-12 the first captivity was the Exodus, the second was the Babylonian captivity. Some time after that God is saying He will establish this Peaceful Kingdom. Isa 11:15,16 a highway cf: Isa 35:8, Isa 40:3 all 4 Gospel writers refer this with the preaching of John the Baptist.


Invitation: 11  for prayers.  November 09, 2014 Bulletin
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The Peaceful Kingdom (Part 2)


Isaiah 11 The Wolf Also Shall Dwell With The Lamb
Isaiah 2:1-4. Peace with God cf: Romans 5:1 God not cause of our troubles cf: Isaiah 54:13-17. In Isaiah 10 destruction of the Assyrian Army imagery of a mighty forest of trees cut down & laid level by the coming Messiah. The Messiah, subject of this coming 11th Chapter. Isaiah 11:1 Messiah to be a descendant of Jesse King David's father cf: Matt.1:6 & Luke 3:31-32. Branch metaphor for Messiah cf: Isaiah 27:6, Jer. 23:5-6, Jer. 33:15-16, Zech. 3:8-9, Zech. 6:11-13 & John 19:5. Isaiah 11:2 Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him cf: Luke 3:21-23, Luke 4:1 & 18-19 cf: Isaiah 61:1ff. Isaiah 11:3 the fear of the Lord cf: Hebrews 5:7. He shall not Judge after the sight of His eyes cf: Romans 2:16. Isaiah 11:4 Righteousness cf: Eph. 6:14. Poor & Meek of the earth cf: Matthew 5:3-10, Rod of His mouth & breath of His lips power of Christ's preaching cf: Isa. 49:2, Heb. 4:12, Rev. 1:16, Rev. 2:12, I Thess. 2:8, Eph. 6:17 Greek Thracian Sword used symbolically for Christ's Coming in Judgment on Israel & Judah. Isaiah 11:5-6 little child cf; Matt. 18:3-4. Isa 11:7-9 Holy Mountain of the Lord's House cf: Isa. 2:1ff cf: I Timothy 3:15. Isa. 11:10 Paul quotes Is 11:10 and teaches this prophecy already fulfilled when he wrote the letter to the Romans cf: Rom 15:12. A root of Jesse, a metaphor applied to Christ cf: Rev 5:5 & 22:16. The Lord, Hebrew YHWH, gathering not geographical into the modern state of Israel but spiritual. Earlier, Isaiah tells of returning of remnant "to the mighty God" cf: Is 10:21. In Is 9:6 Jesus Christ is called the mighty God" cf: Is 11:12 Both Gentiles and Jews gathered into one body cf: Eph 2:11ff Is 11:11-12 Is 11:13-15 common OT practice naming enemies of Israel as the Gentiles of the NT Saints. Tongue descriptive for bay like The Red Sea cf: Ex 14:26-29 Seven streams Nile River falls into Mediterranean Sea by 7 streams. Is 11:16 A highway is one Isaiah's metaphors for Kingdom of God and Church of Christ cf: Is 35:8, Isaiah 40:3, All 4 Gospel writers quote Isaiah 40:3 and are explicit in stating the building of this highway began with the preaching of John the Baptist. The remnant of His people cf: V:11 Isaiah 37:2-4, Jeremiah 6:9, Jeremiah 23:3, Jeremiah 31:7, Ezekiel 14:22, Mic 2:12, Romans 9:27-28, Romans 11:5 Matthew 7:13-16.


Invitation: 11  for prayers.  November 02, 2014 Bulletin
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The Peaceful Kingdom (Part 1)


Isaiah 2:1-4. Peace with God cf: Romans 5:1 God not cause of our troubles cf: Isaiah 54:13-17. In Isaiah 10 destruction of the Assyrian Army imagery of a mighty forest of trees cut down & laid level by the coming Messiah. The Messiah, subject of this coming 11th Chapter. Isaiah 11:1 Messiah to be a descendant of Jesse King David's father cf: Matt.1:6 & Luke 3:31-32. Branch metaphor for Messiah cf: Isaiah 27:6, Jer. 23:5-6, Jer. 33:15-16, Zech. 3:8-9, Zech. 6:11-13 & John 19:5. Isaiah 11:2 Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him cf: Luke 3:21-23, Luke 4:1 & 18-19 cf: Isaiah 61:1ff. Isaiah 11:3 the fear of the Lord cf: Hebrews 5:7. He shall not Judge after the sight of His eyes cf: Romans 2:16. Isaiah 11:4 Righteousness cf: Eph. 6:14. Poor & Meek of the earth cf: Matthew 5:3-10, Rod of His mouth & breath of His lips power of Christ's preaching cf: Isa. 49:2, Heb. 4:12, Rev. 1:16, Rev. 2:12, I Thess. 2:8, Eph. 6:17 Greek Thracian Sword used symbolically for Christ's Coming in Judgment on Israel & Judah. Isaiah 11:5-6 little child cf; Matt. 18:3-4. Isa 11:7-9 Holy Mountain of the Lord's House cf: Isa. 2:1ff cf: I Timothy 3:15. Isa. 11:10 Paul quotes Is 11:10 and teaches this prophecy already fulfilled when he wrote the letter to the Romans cf: Rom 15:12. A root of Jesse, a metaphor applied to Christ cf: Rev 5:5 & 22:16. The Lord, Hebrew YHWH, gathering not geographical into the modern state of Israel but spiritual. Earlier, Isaiah tells of returning of remnant "to the mighty God" cf: Is 10:21. In Is 9:6 Jesus Christ is called the mighty God" cf: Is 11:12 Both Gentiles and Jews gathered into one body cf: Eph 2:11ff Is 11:11-12 Is 11:13-15 common OT practice naming enemies of Israel as the Gentiles of the NT Saints. Tongue descriptive for bay like The Red Sea cf: Ex 14:26-29 Seven streams Nile River falls into Mediterranean Sea by 7 streams. Is 11:16 A highway is one Isaiah's metaphors for Kingdom of God and Church of Christ cf: Is 35:8, Isaiah 40:3, All 4 Gospel writers quote Isaiah 40:3 and are explicit in stating the building of this highway began with the preaching of John the Baptist. The remnant of His people cf: V:11 Isaiah 37:2-4, Jeremiah 6:9, Jeremiah 23:3, Jeremiah 31:7, Ezekiel 14:22, Mic 2:12, Romans 9:27-28, Romans 11:5 Matthew 7:13-16


Invitation: 16  for prayers.  October 26, 2014 Bulletin
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Isaiah 2


The Church of Christ is the Kingdom of God cf: Matt. 16:13-19, Isaiah 2:1. Judah and Jerusalem; Isaiah 2:2 Last days cf Acts 2:16-21, Hebrews 1:1-2, Isaiah 2:2 Mountain Lord's house cf Isaiah 56:7, Daniel 2:28,35 & 44. Metaphor Stone cf Psalms 118: 22-23. Isaiah 8:14, Isaiah 28:16, Matthew 21:33-46 Acts 4:11,12, Ephesians 2:19-22, I Peter 2:5-9. Mountain of the Lord's house cf: I Timothy 3:15 which is The Church of the Living God; Isaiah 2:2. All Nations cf: Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16; Isaiah 2:3 He will teach us, We have A divine Teacher cf John 6:44-45, Isaiah 54:13, Isaiah 2:3 from physical Zion Shall go forth the law cf James 1:25, James 2:8, Matthew 22:36-40, Isaiah 2:3 the metaphor Zion cf: Hebrews 12:22, Psalm 2:5-7, Joel 2:32, Romans 11:26, Hebrews 12:22, The Heavenly Jerusalem Hebrews 12:23. The Church of the First Born, Hebrews 12:24 The Heavenly Jerusalem Revelation 21:1-2 & 16, Isaiah 2:3 The Word of the Lord from Jerusalem cf: Luke 24:44-49, Act 1:8, Acts 8:1-13, John 16:13, Isaiah 2:4 The Peaceful nature of the Church of Christ which is the new Kingdom of God is contrasted to the war of all Nations cf: Matthew 24:6 cf Isaiah 11:10 cf Romans 15:8-12, Acts 2:30 Psalms 132:11 & Daniel 7:13-14


Invitation: 16  for prayers.  October 19, 2014 Bulletin
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Last Days


Isaiah 2:1-4 This is one of the most important passages in the Word of God, so important, in fact, that God gave the same message through two different prophets. Micah 4:1-3. It is a great hoax among critical commentators in this era of Biblical exegesis to engage in every erudite and scholarly guessing as to who copied whom, whenever very similar, or identical passages are encountered. To Christians, such scholarly doodlings are ridiculous. All such allegations are founded on the incredible proposition that God could never have given the same message to more than one prophet. Where is any authority for an idiotic belief like that? Jesus gave identical, or nearly identical, teachings on many occasions, as witnessed by the two records of the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 and in Luke 11:2-4 and also His repeated prophecies of his Passion.


Invitation: 16  for prayers.  October 12, 2014 Bulletin
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Wise and Foolish Virgins


The Parable of the Ten Virgins depicts ten girls awaiting the coming of an absent bridegroom. Matt 25:1-13 The kingdom of heaven = the church, The bridegroom = Christ, The midnight arrival = the second advent. It is addressed to Jesus' disciples and emphasizes 1. The uncertainty of time of His coming: "The bridegroom was delayed" Matt 25:5 The virgins = church members, The wise virgins = the prepared, The foolish virgins = the unprepared 2. The responsibility of the Christian: Go rather to the dealers and buy the oil Matt 25:9 The lamps = (a) faith; demonstrated by (b) good works, The oil = (a) the Spirit; which leads us to (b) good works, 3. The rewards and punishments: "Those Who Were Ready went in with him to the marriage feast" Others remained outside. Matt 25:10-12 The sleep of the virgins = the sleep of death, Tarrying of the bridegroom = delay of the second coming, The midnight cry = the call to judgment, Refusal to give oil = grace & merit not transferrable, Exclusion of the foolish = rejection of unprepared, The shut door = impossibility of the last minute salvation.


Invitation: 16  for prayers.  October 5, 2014 Bulletin
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II Peter 3


The apostle shows his design in writing this and the preceding epistle, 2 Peter 3:1, 2 Peter 3:2. Describes the nature of the heresies which should take place in the last times, 2 Peter 3:3-8. A thousand years with the Lord are but as a day, 2 Peter 3:9. He will come and judge the world as he has promised, and the heavens and the earth shall be burnt up, 2 Peter 3:10. How those should live who expect these things, 2 Peter 3:11, 2 Peter 3:12. the new heavens and the new earth, and the necessity of being prepared for this great change, 2 Peter 3:13, 2 Peter 3:14. Concerning some difficult things in St. Paul s epistles, 2 Peter 3:15, 2 Peter 3:16. We must watch against the error of the wicked, grow in grace, and give all glory to God, 2 Peter 3:17, 2 Peter 3:18.


Invitation: 15  for prayers.  September 28, 2014 Bulletin
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II Peter 2


False teachers foretold, who shall bring in destructive doctrines and shall pervert many, but at last be destroyed by the judgments of God, 2 Peter 2:1-3.cf: Acts 20:29-30, I Tim 4:1-6, II Tim 3:1-5, II Thess. 2:1-12, II Tim 4:3-4, & I John 2:18 Instances of God's judgments in the rebellious angels, 2 Peter 2:4. In the antediluvians, 2 Peter 2:5. In the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha, 2 Peter 2:6-8. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly, as well as to punish the ungodly, 2 Peter 2:9. The character of those seducing teachers and their disciples; they are unclean, presumptuous, speak evil of dignities, adulterous, covetous, and cursed, 2 Peter 2:10-14. Have forsaken the right way, copy the conduct of Balaam, speak great swelling words, and pervert those who had escaped from error, 2 Peter 2:15-19. The miserable state of those who, having escaped the corruption that is in the world, have turned back like the dog to his vomit, and the washed swine to her wallowing in the mire, 2 Peter 2:20-22.


Invitation: 16  for prayers.  September 21, 2014 Bulletin
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II Peter 1


The apostle's address, and the persons to whom the epistle was sent described by the state into which God had called, and in which he had placed them, 2 Peter 1:1-4. What graces they should possess in order to be fruitful in the knowledge of God, 2 Peter 1:5-8. The miserable state of those who either have not these graces, or have fallen from them, 2 Peter 1:9. Believers should give diligence to make their calling and election sure, 2 Peter 1:10, Prepared for entrance into the heavenly kingdom, 2 Peter 1:11. The apostle's intimations of his speedy dissolution, and his wish to confirm and establish those Churches in the true faith, 2 Peter 1:12-15. The certainty of the Gospel, and the convincing evidence which the apostle had of its truth from being present at the transfiguration, by which the word of prophecy was made more sure, 2 Peter 1:16-19. How the prophecies came, and their nature, 2 Peter 1:20, Prophecy is God's word, not the words of man. 2 Peter 1:21


Invitation: 20  for prayers.  September 14, 2014 Bulletin
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Strike Three, You're Out!


Gen 2:15-17, Commandments given by God: broken by men. Gen 3:1-24, The need for The Kingdom. Isa 2:2-3 & Zech 1:16-17, The prophesied place of the Kingdom. Dan 2:44, The Kingdom which shall never be destroyed. Ps 145:10-13, The Everlasting Kingdom. Matt 4:17, The Kingdom is at hand. Matt 16:18-19, Christ builds His Church. Mk 9:1, Kingdom came in the first century. Jn 3:5, The way to enter the Kingdom. Acts 1:3-4, Christ shows the importance of the Kingdom of God Acts 2:1, The day the earthly Kingdom begins. Acts 2:38-47, How to be added to the Kingdom. Acts 11:26, The new name given. Acts 20:28, The price of the Kingdom. Acts 28:23 & 30-31, Christ and the Kingdom connection. Rom 16:16, Churches of Christ. I Cor 12:12-14 & 20 & 27, Baptized into One Body. I Cor 1:2, The Church of God IS the Church of Christ. Gal 6:10, Another name for the Kingdom, the Household of Faith. Eph 4:4-6, The power of One. Col 1:18, The Body is the Church. Eph 1:22-23, The Church is the Body. Eph 2:19-21, Jesus Christ IS it's Foundation. Col 1:13, The Kingdom belongs to the Son. Heb 12:28, The Kingdom which shall not be moved, (Matt 16:18). Rom 1:16, God's Way to salvation. I Cor 15:1-4, Salvation by way of The Gospel. Romans 10:17, Faith by hearing. Heb 11:6, Faith in the I AM. Luke 13:3, You MUST repent or perish. Matt 10:32, Confess Me before men. Acts 2:38 Repent and be baptized.


Invitation: 20  for prayers.  September 7, 2014 Bulletin
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The Promise of the Second Coming (Part 2)


The coming of Christ is one event. There is no secret-rapture, the word is not used in the Bible. At the end of time Christ will come again, we will be caught up to go with Christ, this earth will be burned up & we will go to New Heavens & a New Earth. Matt. 25:31-46, I Thess. 4:13-14 cf: John 5:21-29, Jude 14 & Rev. 21:1-2 & 16, I Thess. 4:13-16 Before The coming of Christ will be great signs & wonders, such as at the giving of the Law, cf: Ex. 19:16-19, but the actual "Day of the Lord" will come as a thief in the night. I Thess 5:2 ;II Pet 3:10; I Cor. 15:50-52, I Thess. 4:16 dead rise, V:17 we are "caught up together", I Thess. 5:1 cf: Acts 1:7-8, I Thess. 5:2 cf: Matt.24:42-44 & I Thess. 5:3-11; II Pet. chapter 1: Add to your faith such virtues as would make it fruitful, for He is shortly to die for the faith. & II Pet. Chap. 2 warnings against false prophets & false teachers. II Pet. 3:3 cf: John 3:19; II Pet. 3:5 cf: Gen. 1:6-10; 3:7 cf: II Thess. 1:7-11; II Pet. 3:8 Time has no bearing on the threats or the promises of God cf: Ps. 90:4; II Pet. 3:9 Repentance cf: Acts 17:30, II Pet. 3:10 He will judge & the world will be burned up cf: Matt. 24:42-44; II Pet. 3:13 Of the new heavens & the new earth Rev. 21:1-4, Be prepared for a great change; II Pet. 3:15-16 Paul's Epistles are advanced & difficult - for the scripture twisters: II Pet. 3:17-18. Watch & grow in grace. There will be a great resurrection for all people, the only question is whether you are going up or down: II Thess 1:7-8, II Peter 3:3-14, Ps. 1:1-6.


Invitation: 20  for prayers, 2 Baptisms. August 31, 2014 Bulletin
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The Promise of the Second Coming (Part 1)


The coming of Christ is one event. There is no secret-rapture, the word is not used in the Bible. At the end of time Christ will come again, we will be caught up to go with Christ, this earth will be burned up & we will go to New Heavens & a New Earth. Matt. 25:31-46, I Thess. 4:13-14 cf: John 5:21-29, Jude 14 & Rev. 21:1-2 & 16, I Thess. 4:13-16 Before The coming of Christ will be great signs & wonders, such as at the giving of the Law, cf: Ex. 19:16-19, but the actual "Day of the Lord" will come as a thief in the night. I Thess 5:2 ;II Pet 3:10; I Cor. 15:50-52, I Thess. 4:16 dead rise, V:17 we are "caught up together", I Thess. 5:1 cf: Acts 1:7-8, I Thess. 5:2 cf: Matt.24:42-44 & I Thess. 5:3-11; II Pet. chapter 1: Add to your faith such virtues as would make it fruitful, for He is shortly to die for the faith. & II Pet. Chap. 2 warnings against false prophets & false teachers. II Pet. 3:3 cf: John 3:19; II Pet. 3:5 cf: Gen. 1:6-10; 3:7 cf: II Thess. 1:7-11; II Pet. 3:8 Time has no bearing on the threats or the promises of God cf: Ps. 90:4; II Pet. 3:9 Repentance cf: Acts 17:30, II Pet. 3:10 He will judge & the world will be burned up cf: Matt. 24:42-44; II Pet. 3:13 Of the new heavens & the new earth Rev. 21:1-4, Be prepared for a great change; II Pet. 3:15-16 Paul's Epistles are advanced & difficult - for the scripture twisters: II Pet. 3:17-18. Watch & grow in grace. There will be a great resurrection for all people, the only question is whether you are going up or down: II Thess 1:7-8, II Peter 3:3-14, Ps. 1:1-6.


Invitation: 20  for prayers, 1 Baptism. August 24, 2014 Bulletin
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The Promises of God


The Promise of the Seed: (Son of God) Gal 3:16. Acts 13:23 refer to Bro Kelly's Seed Lesson. The Promise of the Messiah: Daniel 9:25,26. The Promise of the Holy Spirit: Luke 24:49, Acts1:4, Acts 2:33. The Promise of the Kingdom: Acts1:3. The Promise of the New Covenant: Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8-13. The Promise of the Gospel: Isaiah 53:8-11. The Promise of Church: Matthew 16:18 Acts 2:41,47. The Promise of Remission of Sins: Luke 24:47. The Promise of Everlasting Life: 1John 2:25, 2 Tim 1:1. The Promise of Christ's Second Coming: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. The Sum of all Promises is in Christ: Jesus is Son of God anointed King with the Holy Spirit . His Kingdom is a everlasting Kingdom, The Church is His Kingdom on earth.


Invitation: 20  for prayers. August 17, 2014 Bulletin
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What Is Faith


What Is Faith   The works involved in faith are found in Hebrews Chap 11. Faith comes only one way Romans 10:17. Faith is trust with reliance that God in Christ will save you. Hebrews 11:1 faith is the platform all your hopes rest upon until the faith & hope become substance & you can see the evidence of it, Hebrews 1:2-3 cf: John 1:1-14 & Genesis 1:1-27; Hebrews 11:4 cf: Genesis 4:1ff; Hebrews 11:5 cf: Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:6 cf: Hebrews 10:25; James 2:19, Hebrews 11:1 & Mark 16:15-16; Hebrews 11:7.  All the Heroes of the Faith hear the word of God. Believe the Word of God & each obeys the Word of God.  Heb. 11:8-9 cf: Genesis 12:1-4 etc.  Hebrews 11:10 cf: Revelation 21:1ff & Hebrews 12:22; Hebrews 11:11-40. Galatians 2:16-20 Big Question, is the "faith" subjective gender, then: "the faith of Christ KJV" or objective gender then it is "faith in Christ" as NIV Big difference cf: Rom 3:21ff and Philippians 3:9


Invitation: 20  for prayers. August 10, 2014 Bulletin
Bro Kelly Lawson is on his 8th week of chemo/radiation treatment. Bro Manuel Santiago will be preaching until treatment is finished. Please keep him in your prayers.
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The Good News and The Bad News


Matthew 11:1-20 The Scripture tells us that if we repent and be obedient, it will be good news for us, but if we do not repent we will receive the bad news in the end. Call to repent: Luke 13:1-5. John's questions: Matthew 11:1-6. Jesus' tribute to John: Matthew 11:7-15. Final admonition of the Old Testament: Malachi 4:4-5. John the Baptist, forerunner for Jesus; in the spirit and power of Elijah: Luke 1:17. Who is mentioned in Matthew 11:16-19 and why? John the Baptist preached fire and brimstone for those who didn't repent; which is bad news. Jesus Christ - He is the Husband and is coming to receive His bride. It's not enough to be sorry for your sins, you must repent because you are sorry: 2 Corinthians 7:9-11. Examples of those who were sorry but, didn't repent: Esau, Hebrews 12:16-17; Judas, Matthew 27:3. Unrepentant cities: Matthew 11:20. Unbelief and its consequences. Romans 1:17-18, II Thessalonians 1:7-10, The Good News of the Gospel and how to obey it I Corinthians 15:1-4, Roman 6:1-4


Invitation: 15  for prayers. August 3, 2014 Bulletin
Bro Kelly Lawson is on his seventh week of chemo/radiation treatment. Bro Manuel Santiago will be preaching until treatment is finished. Please keep him in your prayers.
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God's Love Is The Love That Saves (Part 2)


Jonah Chapters 1-4; John Chapter 21; I Corinthians Chapters 13, and 15 Jonah was to bring God's message to Nineveh, but was reluctant to do it. However the word of Gods was brought to Nineveh to get them to repent. The Lord did not allow Jonah to escape his duty. Having finally performed God's will, Jonah became angry when the Ninevites believed God and repented. As a result, God postpones the announced devastation of Nineveh. Was Jonah a servant of God? Did Jonah love the Ninevites? Could Jonah's love save them? It was God's love that saved them. John 21:15-19: Jesus questions Peter concerning his love to Him, and gives him commission to feed His sheep, and foretells the manner of Peter's death. I Corinthians Chapter 13; Charity, or love of God, the sum of all true religion; without it, the gift of prophecy, profound knowledge, faith by which the miracles might be wrought, benevolence, and zeal for the truth, even martyrdom, would all be unprofitable to salvation, 1-3.The description and praise of this grace, 4-7. Its durable: though tongues, prophecies, and knowledge shall cease, yet this shall never fail, 8-10. John 3:16 For God So Loved The World...How did God Love Us? He gave us the Gospel I Corinthians 15:1-4


Invitation: 15  for prayers. July 27, 2014 Bulletin
Bro Kelly Lawson is on his sixth week of chemo/radiation treatment. Bro Manuel Santiago will be preaching until treatment is finished. Please keep him in your prayers.
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God's Love Is The Love That Saves (Part 1)


Jonah Chapters 1-4; John Chapter 21; I Corinthians Chapters 13, and 15 Jonah was to bring God's message to Nineveh, but was reluctant to do it. However the word of Gods was brought to Nineveh to get them to repent. The Lord did not allow Jonah to escape his duty. Having finally performed God's will, Jonah became angry when the Ninevites believed God and repented. As a result, God postpones the announced devastation of Nineveh. Was Jonah a servant of God? Did Jonah love the Ninevites? Could Jonah's love save them? It was God's love that saved them. John 21:15-19: Jesus questions Peter concerning his love to Him, and gives him commission to feed His sheep, and foretells the manner of Peter's death. I Corinthians Chapter 13; Charity, or love of God, the sum of all true religion; without it, the gift of prophecy, profound knowledge, faith by which the miracles might be wrought, benevolence, and zeal for the truth, even martyrdom, would all be unprofitable to salvation, 1-3.The description and praise of this grace, 4-7. Its durable: though tongues, prophecies, and knowledge shall cease, yet this shall never fail, 8-10. John 3:16 For God So Loved The World...How did God Love Us? He gave us the Gospel I Corinthians 15:1-4


Invitation: 15  for prayers. July 20, 2014 Bulletin
Bro Kelly Lawson is on his fifth week of chemo/radiation treatment. Bro Manuel Santiago will be preaching until treatment is finished. Please keep him in your prayers.
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Living Waters


Living Water and the Church of Christ - Isaiah 55:1-55:13 Isaiah 55:1 cf: Isaiah 35:6-7, Hebrew: maw kote= living water cf: Jeremiah 2:13, Zechariah 12:10, Zechariah 13:1 & V:6-7, cf: John 4:10-14 & John 7:37-39, Acts 2:37-47. Isaiah 55:2-3 cf: Acts 13:34. Isa 55:4-5 The result of the suffering servants work. The invitation. Isaiah 55:6-7 is man's job. Isaiah 55:8-9 The incomprehensible purposes of God. Isaiah 55:10 Blessings upon the Church. Isaiah 55:11 The word will bear fruit, cf: Isaiah 8:20 & Mark 16:15-16. Isaiah 55:12 The Jews to return from the Babylonian captivity with peace, cf: Psalm 1:26. Isaiah 55:13 The Lord will give the Church a name, cf: Isaiah 56:5, Isaiah 62:2 new name to be given when Gentiles obey Gospel , Isaiah 65:15, Acts 11:1, 26 Christians is the new name, Acts 4:12, and Romans 16:16 the Churches of Christ.


Invitation: 14  for prayers. July 13, 2014 Bulletin
Bro Kelly Lawson is on his fourth week of chemo/radiation treatment. Bro Manuel Santiago will be preaching until treatment is finished. Please keep him in your prayers.
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The Great Commission (Part 2)


The Great Commission was given by the Lord to His disciples. The minor commission was to the Jews only. It preaches "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand". The Great Commission is for everyone. It preaches "The Kingdom of Heaven is here", and the Gospel is the way to it. We must obey the Gospel. Proverbs 28:9, John 14:15, John 20:19-23 Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-16 & 20 , Luke 24:34-51, Acts 1:1-9, John 3:3-5, Acts 2:38, I Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 6:3-6 & Colossians 3:1-3, 17, It is a continual work to be passed on from generation to generation in the Christian age. II Timothy 2:2.


Invitation: 14  for prayers. July 6, 2014 Bulletin
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The Great Commission (Part 1)


This Commission is called the "Great Commission" to distinguish it from the minor commissions given by the Lord to His disciples in Matthew 10:5ff and to the 70 disciples in Luke 10:1ff. They are called minor because their scope was minor to Jews only, while the Great Commission is universal and its scope is all the world. It is the work of the church. Proverbs 28:9 , John 14:15, John 20:19-23 Matthew 28:19-20 , Mark 16:15-16 & 20 , Luke 24:34-51 , Acts 1:1-9, John 3:-35, Acts 2:38, I Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 6:3-6 & Colossians 3:1-3, 17, It is a continual work to be passed on from generation to generation in the Christian age. II Timothy 2:2.


Invitation: 14  for prayers, 3 Baptism. June 29, 2014 Bulletin
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The Christian Heart


The Good Ground/The Christian Heart
The Parable of the Sower Matt. 13:1-9; God is speaking through the Messiah and it is imperative we listen cf: Heb 1:1-2 Matt. 13:10-15 cf: Isaiah 6:9-10. Matt. 13:16-17 cf: I Pet 1:10-12; The Hard Hearted Hearer Matt. 13:19, cf. Heb. 4:1-11 & Heb. 10:38-39. Shallow Hearted Hearer Matt:13:20-21 cf: I Pet. 2:2 & James 1:22. The Crowded Hearted Hearer Matt.13:22 cf: I John 3:1-3. Matt. 13:23 The Christian Heart cf: Luke 8:15, I Kings 3:9 Fruit both souls John 15:1-8 and Christian Character Gal. 5:22-25. The Parable of the Tares Matt. 13:24-30 tares = Greek darnel or false grain. Matt.13:34-35 cf: Psalm 78:2. Jesus Explains Matt. 13:36-43


Invitation: 14  for prayers, 3 Baptism. June 22, 2014 Bulletin
Bro Kelly Lawson is on his first of eight weeks of chemo/radiation treatment. Bro Manuel Santiago will be preaching until treatment is finished. Please keep him in your prayers.
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What Must I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?


The Restoration Movement seeks to restore the church described in the bible & the unification of all Christians cf: John 17:20-23 & I Cor 1:10, in a single body cf: Eph. 1:22-23 & 4:3-6, patterned after New Testament church. We are neither Protestants, Catholics, nor Jews, but Christians only cf: Acts 11:26. The movement developed from several different efforts to return to apostolic Christianity. During Middle Ages dissenters such as John Wycliffe & John Huss called for restoration of a primitive form of Christianity.  At the heart of the Reformation was emphasis on "scripture alone" (sola scriptura). English Puritans also sought to restore a pure "primitive" church. Barton W Stone began at Cane Ridge, KY, & his group called themselves simply Christians cf: I Pet. 4:16. Another group began in Pennsylvania & West Virginia & were led by Thomas Campbell & his son Alexander. They called themselves Disciples of Christ. Elias Smith & James O'Kelly led similar groups. These groups sought to restore the whole Churches of Christ on the pattern set forth in the New Testament, II Pet 1:3, "we speak where the Bible speaks & are silent where the Bible is silent" & both groups believed that the creeds of men kept Christianity divided. In 1832 they joined in fellowship with a handshake.  We are united in the belief that: Jesus is The Christ, the Son of God, Matt 16:13ff that Christians should celebrate the Lords Supper on the first day of the week, Acts 20:7 & that immersion in water is a necessary condition for salvation, Mark 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, Rom 6:3-6 & Gal 3:27.


Invitation: 20  for prayers, 1 Baptism. June 15, 2014 Bulletin
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The Reformation


The Restoration Movement seeks to restore the church described in the bible & the unification of all Christians cf: John 17:20-23 & I Cor 1:10, in a single body cf: Eph. 1:22-23 & 4:3-6, patterned after New Testament church. We are neither Protestants, Catholics, nor Jews, but Christians only cf: Acts 11:26. The movement developed from several different efforts to return to apostolic Christianity. During Middle Ages dissenters such as John Wycliffe & John Huss called for restoration of a primitive form of Christianity.  At the heart of the Reformation was emphasis on "scripture alone" (sola scriptura). English Puritans also sought to restore a pure "primitive" church. Barton W Stone began at Cane Ridge, KY, & his group called themselves simply Christians cf: I Pet. 4:16. Another group began in Pennsylvania & West Virginia & were led by Thomas Campbell & his son Alexander. They called themselves Disciples of Christ. Elias Smith & James O'Kelly led similar groups. These groups sought to restore the whole Churches of Christ on the pattern set forth in the New Testament, II Pet 1:3, "we speak where the Bible speaks & are silent where the Bible is silent" & both groups believed that the creeds of men kept Christianity divided. In 1832 they joined in fellowship with a handshake.  We are united in the belief that: Jesus is The Christ, the Son of God, Matt 16:13ff that Christians should celebrate the Lords Supper on the first day of the week, Acts 20:7 & that immersion in water is a necessary condition for salvation, Mark 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, Rom 6:3-6 & Gal 3:27.


Invitation: 20  for prayers, 5 Baptisms. June 8, 2014 Bulletin
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Hell, the Eternal Home of the Doomed


The Hebrew word She-owl is translated into Greek as Hades & into English as Hell.  All these words mean the same place which is the place of the dead.  During Old Testament times it had 2 parts, torment which was the place of the unbelieving dead, separated from Abraham's bosom, the place of the believing dead. The Rich man & Lazarus cf: Luke 16:19-31; The Rebellion of Korah in which Korah went down alive into the pit took place about 1,447 BC cf: Numbers 16:26-40; Later King David wrote Psalm 88 about 1,000 BC so it had been about 500 years since Korah went down alive into the pit & Psalm 88 is a psalm of Korah in Hell. Korah has been dead almost 500 years & hasn't figured out yet his situation is permanent. cf: Matthew 10:28, 25:31-46.


Invitation: 17  for prayers, 1 Baptism. June 1, 2014 Bulletin
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David's Greatest Sin


King David's seed (child or descendant) promised an eternal Kingdom cf: II Samuel 7:12-16. David kills an innocent man to get his wife cf:II Samuel 11:1-27. The parable of Nathan the prophet to David cf:II Samuel 12:1-14 the enemies of the Lord blaspheme cf: Psalm 69:5-6; The figure of speech "You understood" in this Psalm 51:1-10 cf: guard your heart Proverbs 4:23 Psalm 51:11-17 cf: humble yourself and be contrite cf: Isaiah 57:15, Psalm 51:18-19, True repentance necessary cf: Matthew 12:38-41 and Jonah 3:3-10 real repentance is turning from our evil way. Godly sorrow necessary cf: II Cor. 7:10. David Suffered great consequences for his sin: Psalm 38:1-16, Psalm 73:1-3, Psalm 38:16-18 & Psalm 32:1-ff


Invitation: 20  for prayers, 1 Baptism. May 25, 2014 Bulletin
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No One Has Ever Been Saved By Faith Alone: James Chapter 2


We should not prefer the rich to the poor, nor show any partiality inconsistent with the Gospel of Christ, James 2:1-4. God has chosen the poor, rich in faith, to be heirs of His Kingdom, even those whom some among their brethren despised and oppressed, James 2:5, James 2:6. We should love our neighbor as ourselves, and have no respect of persons, James 2:7-9. He who breaks one command of God is guilty of breaking all the commands, James 2:10, James 2:11. We should act as those who shall be judged by the law of liberty; and we shall have judgment without mercy, who shows no mercy, James 2:12, James 2:13. Faith without works of charity and mercy is dead; nor can faith exist where there are no good works, James 2:14-20. Abraham proved his faith by his works, James 2:21-24. And so did Rahab prove her faith by her works, James 2:25. As the body without the soul is dead, so is faith dead without good works, James 2:26.


Invitation: 11  for prayers, 1 Baptism. May 18, 2014 Bulletin
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Who Did The Miracles In Acts?


In the New Testament Apostles were Chosen by Jesus Himself and given Power after the Holy Spirit came upon them to do miracles. Acts 1 Apostles chosen by Jesus Himself - Matt 10: Luke 6; Acts 1:2; Matthias chosen, Acts 1:24-26; Paul chosen, Acts 9:15, I Cor 9:1. Acts 2 Apostles did Miracles - were baptized with Holy Spirit - this was visible, i.e., could be seen, Acts 2:1-4, 43. Acts 6 The seven were filled with Holy Spirit before Apostles laid hands on them, only then could they do miracles. Acts 6:5-8. Acts 8 Imparting of supernatural gifts by laying on of hands by Apostles could be seen - visible, Acts 8:14-19. Acts 10 The house of Cornelius was baptized with Holy Spirit but they were not Apostles and did not have the power (authority given to Apostles by Jesus) to impart the charisma gifts by laying on of hands. God poured out Holy Spirit to them to show Jews Salvation was given to Gentiles also. Acts 10:45 They of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on Gentiles also was poured out the gift (Dorea) of the Holy Ghost. Acts 4:29-31 Apostles prayed and asked God, God answered their prayers. The place was shaken and they were filled with the Holy Ghost and spake the Word with boldness.


Invitation: 11  for prayers, 1 Baptism. May 11, 2014 Bulletin
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James Chapter 1


James addresses the dispersed of the twelve tribes, James 1:1. Shows that they should rejoice under the cross, because of the spiritual good which they may derive from it, especially in the increase and perfecting of their patience, James 1:2-4. They are exhorted to ask wisdom of God, who gives liberally to all, James 1:5. But they must ask in faith, and not with a doubting mind, James 1:6-8. Directions to the rich and the poor, James 1:9-11. The blessedness of the man that endures trials, James 1:12. How men are tempted and drawn away from God, James 1:13-15. God is the Father of lights, and all good proceeds from him, James 1:16-18. Cautions against hasty words, bad and wrong tempers, James 1:19-21. We should be doers of the word, and not hearers merely, lest we resemble those who, beholding their natural face in a mirror, when it is removed they forget what manner of persons they were, James 1:22-24. We should look into the perfect law of liberty, and continue therein, James 1:25. The nature and properties of pure religion, James 1:26 -James 1:27.


Invitation: 11  for prayers, 1 Baptism. May 4, 2014 Bulletin
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Second Coming Of Christ


The coming of Christ is one event. There is no secret-rapture, the word is not used in the Bible. At the end of time Christ will come again, we will be caught up to go with Christ, this earth will be burned up & we will go to New Heavens & a New Earth. Matt. 25:31-46, I Thess. 4:13-14 cf: John 5:21-29, Jude 14 & Rev. 21:1-2 & 16, I Thess. 4:13-16 The coming of Christ will be accompanied by great signs & wonders, such as at the giving of the Law, cf: Ex. 19:16-19, I Cor. 15:50-52, I Thess. 4:16 dead rise, V:17 we are "caught up together", I Thess. 5:1 cf: Acts 1:7-8, I Thess. 5:2 cf: Matt.24:42-44 & I Thess. 5:3-11; II Pet. chapter 1: Add to your faith such virtues as would make it fruitful, for He is shortly to die for the faith. & II Pet. Chap. 2 warnings against false prophets & false teachers. II Pet. 3:3 cf: John 3:19; II Pet. 3:5 cf: Gen. 1:6-10; 3:7 cf: II Thess. 1:7-11; II Pet. 3:8 Time has no bearing on the threats or the promises of God cf: Ps. 90:4; II Pet. 3:9 Repentance cf: Acts 17:30, II Pet. 3:10 He will judge & the world will be burned up cf: Matt. 24:42-44; II Pet. 3:13 Of the new heavens & the new earth Rev. 21:1-4, Be prepared for a great change; II Pet. 3:15-16 Paul's Epistles are advanced & difficult - for the scripture twisters II Pet. 3:17-18 Watch & grow in grace. There will be a great resurrection for all people, the only question is whether you are going up or down. II Thess 1:7-8; II Peter 3:3-14; Ps. 1:1-6.


Invitation: 11  for prayers, 1 Baptism. April 27, 2014 Bulletin
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Power Of Resurrection


Prophecy Christ's resurrection, Job 19:22-27, Redeemer Hebrew gaw-al - to ransom, to buy back. "stand" Hebrew koom, get up, stand up, idea of resurrection. John 11:25-26, Jesus claimed power of resurrection.  We will be resurrected as Christ I John 3:2; Jesus raised in bodily resurrection with proofs cf; Acts 1:3 & Luke 24:36-43; Christ's resurrection according to the Scriptures is The Gospel.  I Corinthians 15:1-4, What Scriptures? Isa. 53:8-10. The resurrected Christ, seen by witnesses & Apostles, I Cor. 15:5-7, Paul I Cor. 15:8-10, II Cor 11:23-28. Apostles preached same things, I Cor 15:11.Judaizing false teacher I Cor 15:12. Paul' negative argument, I Cor 15:13-19. On the contrary, Paul says first-fruits are proof of a coming great harvest, I Cor 15:20. Christ 2nd Adam, I Cor 15:21-22. The order of the Resurrection, I Cor 15:23. At the end Christ will deliver up the Kingdom, the people of Christ I Cor 15:24. Christ King now, cf: Ps 110:1-4, Acts 2:30, & Heb. 1:1-9. Christ rules I Cor 15:27-28. Baptized for the dead is being baptized knowing full well that it will lead to their martyrdom & death. Note the context. I Cor 15:29-30, cf: II Cor 11:22ff. A wake to righteousness, I Cor 15:31-34, I Cor 15:35-36. answer by similitude, I Cor 15:36-38, & by application I Cor 15:39-41. Greater & different degrees of splendor in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:41-44. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:45-49, cf: Rom. 5:14-21. The second coming of Christ in Power & Glory is one event, I Cor 15:50-57, cf: I Thess. 4:13 - 5:7, II Pet 3:1-18. The work of the Lord, I Cor 15:58, is, John 6:29


Invitation: 11  for prayers, 1 Baptism. April 20, 2014 Bulletin
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Suffering Servant


God's Servant to Die. Isaiah 42:1-4, Isa. 42:6, Isa. 42:7; Isaiah 49:1, cf: Luke 1:31-33.sword, cf: Eph. 6:17, Heb.4:12, & Rev. 1:16., Isa. 49:3, cf: Luke 22:24-27.Isa. 49:5-6, cf: Acts 13:47.Isa. 49:8 cf: I Cor. 6:2. Isa. 49:16; Isaiah 50:4 cf: Matt. 22:41-46, Isa. 50:5-6, cf: Matt. 27:26.cf: Matt. 26:66-68; Isa. 50:7-11.Isa. 52:13 cf: John 3:14, 8:28 & 12:32-33, Isa. 52:14-15, cf: Rom. 15:21. The Suffering Servant. The Jews claim this 53rd chapter of Isaiah is talking about the suffering of the nation of Israel. In this chapter, the personal pronoun "He" is used 18 times, "His" is used 13 times, & "Him" is used 10 times, which means God used personal pronouns 41 times to prove this coming Messiah will suffer for the sins of the people. Furthermore, He is contrasted to the people in v 8. Isa 53:1A, Additionally, Paul quotes this verse in Rom. 10:16, & says Isaiah is talking about Jesus Isa 53:1B, cf: Exo 6:6.atonement Isa 53:2-4. Stripes Isa 53:5 cf:Matt 27:26, All sinners Isa 53:6, cf: Rom 3:10-20. Opened not His mouth Isa 53:7, cf John 19:10. Isa 53:8 Prison cf: Matt 27:27-29, "Judgment" cf: Mat 27:19,to be Killed, Isa 53:8.crucified between two thieves, "Wicked" cf: Mat 27:38. Isa 53:9A. Buried rich man's tomb, Isa 53:9B, Mat 27:57-60. God will see His "seed or child, & prolong His days, Isa 53:10, How? resurrect Him from the Grave, Gen 3:15 & Gal. 3:16, Because of His atonement, He is now called a righteous Servant, Isa. 53:11, cf: II Cor 5:21, who will justify many & Rom. 3:21ff. Isa 53:12, there is just one mediator between God and men I Tim 2:5


Invitation: 11  for prayers, 1 Baptism. April 13, 2014 Bulletin
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Jesus Enters Jerusalem


Christ rides into Jerusalem upon an ass, in fulfillment of the prophecy of: Genesis 49:10-11 & Zechariah 9:9; He Expels money changers, Matthew 21:12 in fulfillment of Malachi 3:1-7, blind & lame healed, Matthew 21:14 cf: Isaiah 35:5, Parables of 2 sons & vineyard Matthew 21:28-41, The stone cf: Psalm 118:22ff, Isaiah 28:16, Isaiah 8:13-15, Acts 4:11ff, Romans 9:33, Ephesians 2:19-22, I Peter 2:5-9 & Romans 12:1-2. Royal & Triumphal Entrance into Jerusalem:  Mark 11 Official Entrance into Jerusalem. Mark 11:1-11 cf: Genesis 49:10-11, Revelation 19:11-16, Zechariah 9:9-11, Psalm 118:25-26 & Malachi 3:1-5; The Barren Fig Tree Cursed. Mark 11:12-14 cf: Hosea 9:10, Matthew 23:23, Matthew 7:15-20, Jeremiah 11:1-3, Isaiah 65:15; The Second Cleansing of the Temple. Mark 11:15-16 cf: Jeremiah 7:30, Ezekiel 8:15-18, Isaiah 52:11 & Isaiah 56:7; Indignation of the Jewish Rulers. Mark 11:17-19 cf: Psalm 69:9, John 11:47-50; Faith, The missing Figs of Israel. Cf: Heb. 11:1 Faith is the substance, (platform) of things hoped for.


Invitation: 11  for prayers. April 6, 2014 Bulletin
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The Kingdom Of God And The Church Of Christ


The Church: Acts 2:47, Prophecy concerning the kingdom of the Messiah, and the conversion of the Gentile world, Isaiah 2:1-5. Isa. 2:1 Judah cf: Gen 49:10, Isa.2:2 Last Days cf: Acts 2;16-17, Heb 1:1-2, Mountain of the Lord's House, Dan 2:44-45, Lord's House I Tim 3:15, All Nations Matt. 28:18-20, Mk 16:15-16, Luk 24:45-48, Isa 2:2-3, All taught by God John 6:45, Heb 1:1-2, New Testament Law James 1:25 & 2:8 cf: Matt 22:34-40, Jerusalem Lk 24:45-49, Acts 1:8, Isa 2:4, Peaceful Kingdom Rom 5:1, Our troubles from the devil Isa 54:13-17; Isaiah 11:1, Isa 11:2 Spirit cf: Lk 3:21-23, Lk 4:1, Lk 4:18-19 cf: Isa 61:1ff, Isa 1:3 fear cf: Heb 5:7, judge cf: Rom 2:16, Isa 11:4 righteousness cf: Eph 6:14, poor & Meek cf: Matt 5:3ff, rod of His mouth & breath of His lips cf: Isa 49:2, Heb 4:12, Rev 1:16, II Thess 2:8, Eph 6:17, Isa 11:5-6 little child cf: Matt 18:3-4, Isa. 11:7-9 Holy Mountain what Mountain cf: Isa 2:2, I Tim 3:15; Isa 11:10 Paul quotes in Rom 15:12 showing this prophecy is fulfilled the Lamb has already laid down with the lion. Root of Jesse cf: Rev 5:5 & Rev 22:16, Isa 11:11-12 the first captivity was the Exodus, the second captivity was the Babylonian that ended in 536 BC some time after that God is saying He will establish this Peaceful Kingdom. Isa 11:15 tongue descriptive of the 7 streams that the Nile River flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Isa 11:16 a highway cf: Isa 35:8, Isa 40:3 whom all 4 Gospel writers quote as beginning with the preaching of John the Baptist.


Invitation: 11  for prayers. March 30, 2014 Bulletin
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The 5 Things We Are Taught To Do To Worship God


Worshiping God is our duty cf: Heb 10:1, Deut 6:4-16, Jehovah, a Being infinitely and eternally perfect, self-existent, and self-sufficient; Mk 12:28-32, Jn 4:23-24 Acts 2:42 & Heb 10:25. Lord's Supper: Exo 12:1-15 & 22-27 & 29-30, Matt 26:17-30, Mk 14:15-26, Lk 22:13-20, I Cor 11:23-32, this do in remembrance of me; Acts 20:7. Preaching: Mk 16:15-16, preach the Gospel to Every Creature; I Cor 1:18, II Tim 2:2 & 3:14 & 4:5; Singing: Matt 26:30, I Cor 14:15, sing with the spirit; Eph 5:19, Col 3:16, Heb 2:12, Jms 5:13 & II Chron 29:25-30. Praying: Lk18:1, We ought to always pray; Acts 2:42, Lk 11:1-13. Giving: I Cor, 16:1-2 & And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; II Corinthians 9:6-9.


Invitation: 10  for prayers. March 23, 2014 Bulletin
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Worship


Lk 14:1 Chief Pharisee gives a supper on the Sabbath day, Whosoever will let him come, Lk 14:12-14 Who you should invite to a banquet, cf Isa 55:1, Rev 22:17 & Isa 58:6-12, Lk 14:15. Just another empty Pharisee hypocrite ritualistic saying. This man was at the Messianic banquet & didn't know it cf: Mk 1:14-15. Lk 14:16. A certain man is: obviously God, Bade Greek: kal-he-o. They had replied RSVP cf: Exo 24:7, & Josh 1:16-17, Lk 14:17, Jesus is the servant, cf Isa 42:1-7, God has made divine preparation, cf: Ps 31:19, Isa 64:4-7, Lk 14:18 They refused clear call of God through Jesus His servant just as their fathers had all His Old Testament Prophets, Ps 81:11, Isa 65:12, Jeremiah 7:13, Isa 53:1, Bought ground ridiculous. Lk 14:19 Another silly excuse, Lk 14:20 A legal excuse cf Deut 24:5, Lk 14:21, Servant came, showed God these things, When? cf: Dan 7:14-15 & Mk 16:15-16, Lk 14:22, There is always room for another, Jn 14:1-2, Lk14:23 Compel Greek "bend their arm till it aches" God is serious, let the great supper to be filled. Luke 14:24, Behold the graciousness & the severity of God.  Worshiping God is our duty cf: Heb 10:25, Acts 2:42, & Jn 4:23-24. Lord's Supper: Exo 12: 1-15, 22-27 & 29-30, Matt 26:17-30, Mk 14:15-26, I Cor 11:23-32; Preaching: Mk 16:15-16, I Cor 1:18, II Tim 2:2 & 3:14-4:5; Singing: Matt 26:30, I Cor 14:15, Eph 5:19, Col 3:16, Heb 2:12, Jms 5:13 & II Chron 29:25-30; Praying: Acts 2:42, Lk 11:1-13, & Giving: I Cor, 16:1-2 & II Cor 9:6-9.


Invitation: 10  for prayers. March 16, 2014 Bulletin
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Holy Spirit


Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit being given to believers after His glorification in Heaven John 7:37-39 cf: Isa. 55:1 & 3, Jer. 2:13 & 17:13, Zech. 12:10, 13:1 & 14:8, Ezek. 47:1, 7 &12 cf: Rev. 2:7, 7:17, 22:1, 2 &17 Acts 2:38 promises the Spirit to all who are baptized. Acts 2:39 shows this promise is perpetual through the whole Christian Dispensation. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit I Cor 6:19. God dwells in the Church through His spirit I Cor 3:16-17 & we are a habitation of God through the Spirit Eph. 2:21-22. Rom. 8:9 indicates if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. Things the Holy Spirit does in our lives: Study Romans 8 & Ephesians 3:16, Galatians 5:17, II Cor. 3:18, fruit of the Spirit Gal. 5:22-23, I John 4:13 & Eph. 1:13-14


Invitation: 7  for prayers. March 9, 2014 Bulletin
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Gifts of the Spirit


The nine miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit are listed in I Cor 12:4-10. As we study the Book of Acts, we see that the apostles who were baptized with the Holy Spirit, were empowered to bestow these miraculous gifts to certain men by laying their hands on them cf: Acts 8:18. The first two men who were not apostles who worked miracles were, Stephen Acts 6:8, & Phillip Acts 8:6. When Samaria had received the Word of God, the apostles Peter & John went down & laid hands on them & imparted the Holy Spirit to them Acts 8:14-19. This could not be the indwelling Holy Spirit, for all Christians received that at their baptism cf: Acts 2:38-39. Why didn't Phillip impart these powers to them? He was not an apostle & therefore, could not impart miraculous gifts. When Paul laid his hands on those men of Ephesus, they were given the gift of tongues cf: Acts 19:1-6. It was not necessary to have the apostles come to the men of Ephesus because Paul was an apostle. These gifts were given until the New Testament revelation was complete. II Pet 1:3 indicates God "hath given us all things ...", so the revelation is complete. I Cor 13:8-10 Indicates these gifts shall vanish away. "When that which is perfect" Greek word "tellos" neuter noun, the Bible would be neuter, but Jesus is masculine. Then that which is in part shall be done away. These gifts passed away.


Invitation: 7  for prayers. March 2, 2014 Bulletin
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Promises to the Apostles


These chapters are often misunderstood because people pay no attention to the context. During this sermon pay attention to: 1. Who is speaking & 2. Who is being spoken to. It is Jesus' last night with His disciples, therefore, pay close attention when He says "you". He is speaking to the apostles, & He is not speaking to YOU the reader. When Jesus is speaking to you, the reader, he says "... he that", or "...a man" or "... any man". The Apostles were inspired and had special powers others do not have.


Invitation: 7 for prayers. February 23, 2014 Bulletin
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Is Being In Christ Essential for Salvation? (Part 3)


Eph 3:11 The one and only purpose that God in all ages & through all time purposed within Himself to save all by Jesus Christ our Lord. cf: I Tim 1:9, Eph 3:12, Both Jew and Gentile can come boldly to God. Notice the definite article 'the' before faith it means the gospel the faith or the way. The pure religion established by Jesus Christ. Without the revelation of Christ we would not know of God's love. Phil 1:1, 1:13, KJV use of "the palace," should be translated "praetorian", as used here, is reference to a body of men, not to a place; Despite this, opinion persists that such a view could be challenged & Palace intended because of Phil 4:21-22. This surely indicates that the word was assuredly known "in the palace," whether or not verse 13 states the fact. 14 & 26, Phil 2:1, It is clear that Paul based this appeal for unity upon all of the sacred elements of true Christianity & upon their highest & best impulses as human beings. & 5, where Paul presents Christ as the supreme example of unselfishness. Phil 3:3, 9-10 & 14, press toward the mark for the prize; Col 1:2, Col 2:3-7, rooted in Him once & for all & built up continually. Col 2:9-14; I Thess 4:14-17; II Tim 1:9, both the plan for salvation & the means of accomplishment have existed eternally; II Tim 2:1 & 10 All teach in Christ or in Him; Gal 3:27 & Rom 6:3-6 teach how to get in Christ.


Invitation: 16  for prayers. February 16, 2014 Bulletin
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Is Being In Christ Essential for Salvation? (Part 2)


How important is being In Christ? Make a list of the blessings in Christ or in Him cf: John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, Rom. 8:1, Rom. 8:38-39, Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 1:30, 1 Cor. 3:1, 1 Cor. 4:15, I Cor. 15:22; II Cor. 1:20-21, II Cor. 2:14, II Cor. 3:14 , II Cor. 5:17, 19 & 21; Gal. 1:22, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 5:6; Eph. 1:4, 7, 10, 11 & 13, Eph. 2:6, 10-14 & 19-22, Eph. 3:6 & 10-12; Phil. 1:1, 14 & 26, Phil. 2:1 & 5 , Phil. 3:3, 9-10 & 14; Col. 1:2 & 2, Col. 2:3-7, Col. 2:9-14; I Thess. 4:14-17; II Tim. 1:9 , II Tim.2:1& 10 All teach in Christ or in Him; Galatians 3:27 & Rom. 6:3-6 teach how get into Christ.


Invitation: 16  for prayers. February 9, 2014 Bulletin
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Is Being In Christ Essential for Salvation? (Part 1)


How important is being In Christ? Make a list of the blessings in Christ or in Him cf: John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, Rom. 8:1, Rom. 8:38-39, Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 1:30, 1 Cor. 3:1, 1 Cor. 4:15, I Cor. 15:22; II Cor. 1:20-21, II Cor. 2:14, II Cor. 3:14 , II Cor. 5:17, 19 & 21; Gal. 1:22, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 5:6; Eph. 1:4, 7, 10, 11 & 13, Eph. 2:6, 10-14 & 19-22, Eph. 3:6 & 10-12; Phil. 1:1, 14 & 26, Phil. 2:1 & 5 , Phil. 3:3, 9-10 & 14; Col. 1:2 & 2, Col. 2:3-7, Col. 2:9-14; I Thess. 4:14-17; II Tim. 1:9 , II Tim.2:1& 10 All teach in Christ or in Him; Galatians 3:27 & Rom. 6:3-6 teach how get into Christ.


Invitation: 11  for prayers. February 2, 2014 Bulletin
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Is Baptism a Part of Salvation?


Baptism "for the remission of sins" is taught Acts 2:38-39. Our baptism is a reenactment of the Gospel cf: Rom. 6:1-4 cf: I Cor. 15:1-4: Some who object say: "Baptism is a work & you can't be saved by works" Ephesians 2:8-9 But who does the working in believing cf: John 6:29 & who does the work in baptism Colossians 2:12. The Thief on the cross they say: Luke How was the Thief on the Cross Saved without being baptized? 3 Men Crucified - 1 Died in Sin, 1 Died to sin & 1 Died for Sin: Read: Luke 23:39-47 (1) Who said he wasn't baptized? cf: Mark 1:4-5. How did he know Jesus was sinless? How did he know about the Kingdom? How did he know Jesus was Lord? (2) The thief on the cross died under the Law of Moses, Heb. 9:16- 17, & Christ was not yet dead when He pardoned him such as the pardoning of the sinful woman Luke 7:37-50 & the man Matt. 9:1-7. (3) You can't obey the Great Commission that's not yet given which was commanded 43 days later cf: Mark 16:15-16, examples of conversion Pentecost Acts 2:1-42; Samaria Act 8:3-13; Ethiopian eunuch Acts 8:26-40; Saul of Tarsus Acts 9, 22 & 26; Cornelius' House Acts 10:34-48; Lydia's household Acts 16:14-15; Philippian Jailor's household Acts 16:25-33; Many Corinthians Acts 18:1-8; Certain Disciples @ Eph. Acts 19:1-5 an example that you can't be taught wrong & baptized right.. Baptism is into Christ cf: Rom. 6:3-6 & V:17, Gal. 3:27. I Peter 3:18-21.


Invitation: 16  for prayers. January 26, 2014 Bulletin
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The First Sermon (Part 2)


Result of preaching the 1st sermon: Fellowship called "the Church" is born. Acts 2:17 Last days cf: Joel 2:28-32. Acts 2:20 "day of The Lord"; destruction & the Christian Age "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". This chapter will teach us how to call. Acts 2:22-24 Acts 2:25 cf Psalm 16:8-11. Acts 2:26-28 cf: Heb. 12:2, Heb. 2:17, John 9:4. Acts 2:29-30 cf: Matt. 22:41:46, Psalm 132:11. Acts 2:31-35 cf: Psalm 110:1. Acts 2:36 is point of whole sermon "Lord" Greek-Kurios, YHWH-Hebrew Unspeakable name of God, & "Christ"-Greek Christos, Hebrew Messiah or Anointed One. Acts 2:37 No faith was produced by demonstrations of the spirit Acts 2:1-21. Only with preaching of Gospel, Acts 2:22-36 faith is produced. Cf Rom 10:17. Acts 2:38 contains 2 imperatives & 2 promises. Dependence of the clause, remission of sins, relies upon both imperative verbs, repent & be baptized. 2 promises, remission of sins & gift of Holy Spirit. 2:39 conditions are for whole Christian Age. 2:40-42 Worship began 2:43-46 sharing their wealth 2:47 baptized believers added by the Lord to "the Church."


Invitation: 16  for prayers. January 19, 2014 Bulletin
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The First Sermon (Part 1)


A Fellowship called "the Church" is born. Acts 2:17 Last days cf: Joel 2:28-32. Acts 2:20 "day of The Lord"; coming destruction of Jerusalem judgment day cf I Cor 5:5, II Cor 1:14, I Thess. 5:2, II Peter 3:10. Christian Age "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". This chapter will teach us how to call. Acts 2:22-24 Peter makes 7 points Acts 2:25 cf Psalm 16:8-11. Acts 2:26-28 cf: Heb. 12:2, Heb. 2:17, John 9:4. Acts 2:29-30 cf: Matt. 22:41:46, Psalm 132:11. Acts 2:31-35 cf: Psalm 110:1. Acts 2:36 is point of whole sermon "Lord" Greek-Kurios, YHWH-Hebrew Unspeakable name of God, & "Christ"-Greek Christos, Hebrew Messiah or Anointed One. Acts 2:37 No faith was produced by demonstrations of the spirit Acts 2:1-21. Only with preaching of Gospel, Acts 2:22-36 faith is produced. Cf Rom 10:17. Acts 2:38 contains 2 imperatives & 2 promises. Dependence of the clause, remission of sins, relies upon both imperative verbs, repent & be baptized. 2 promises, remission of sins & gift of Holy Spirit. 2:39 conditions are for whole Christian Age. 2:40-42 Worship began 2:43-46 sharing their wealth 2:47 baptized believers added by the Lord to "the Church."


Invitation: 16  for prayers. January 12, 2014 Bulletin
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Acts: The Ministry of Peter and Paul


Comparison of the Ministry of Peter & Paul in Acts

Peter - 1st part, Acts Chapter 2-12 Paul - 2nd part, Acts Chapter 13-28
1st sermon Chapter 2 1st sermon Chapter 13
Lame healed Chapter 3 Lame healed Chapter 14
Influence of shadow Chapter 5 Influence of kerchief Chapter 19
Simon the Sorcerer Chapter 8 Elymas the Sorcerer Chapter 13
Laying on of hands Chapter 8 Laying on of hands Chapter 19
Peter worshipped Chapter 10 Paul worshipped Chapter 14
Raised the dead Chapter 9 Raised the dead Chapter 20
Imprisoned Chapter 12 Imprisoned Chapter 28

On Pentecost The Apostles & The Apostles Only are Baptized with Holy Spirit Baptism of the Holy Spirit is mentioned in Matthew 3:11-12, John the baptizer tells us it is to come.  Luke 24:49 Jesus says it is a promise of the Father & they will have "power from on high" & in Acts 1:8 Jesus says that the power is "The Holy Ghost". Acts 1:20-26 the vacancy of Judas filled. Acts 1:21-22 The qualifications to be an apostle are listed, Apostles must be eye witnesses of the ministry death burial & resurrection of Jesus. Acts 1:26 & 2:1. Chapter & verse divisions were not in the original Bible. Here we have unfortunate chapter break. Acts 2:1 must be read with 1:26 to understand who's being spoken of. "they were all with one accord" The word "they" is an antecedent. Antecedents always refer back to the last-named noun. Which is: "Mathias & he was numbered with the eleven apostles." Thus "Apostles" is the antecedent of "they" in Acts 2:1 Many make the mistake thinking that the 120 in Acts 1:15 is spoken of in Acts 2:1. Acts 2:2 "as of a rushing mighty wind" It was not a rushing mighty wind, it was the same sound. Acts 2:3 "cloven tongues like as of fire" Similarity denies that it is the same. It was not actual tongues of fire, it was "like as of fire".  Acts 1:4 the result of this baptism is the apostles' speaking in tongues, languages.


Invitation: 4  for prayers. January 5, 2014 Bulletin
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The Book of Acts


The Book of Acts:  Most of Acts is written from the standpoint of the 3rd person. The story moves along by "they did "or "he did ". a number of verses utilize the first person plural, "we". Acts 16:10-18, Acts 20:5-15, Acts 21:1-18, Acts 27:1, Acts 28:16, thus, the "we" alerts us to the fact that the author is an eyeball witness to the "we" sections. Introduction Gospel Luke cf: Luke 1:1-4 purpose. Read Luke 24 with Acts 1. Theophilus cf: Acts 1:1A Former treatise cf: Luke 1:1-4. Acts 1:1B. "Do & teach" cf: Luke 24:19. Acts 1:2A Taken up cf: Luke 24:51. Acts 1:2B Given commandments cf: Mark 16:15-16 & Matt 28:18-20. "To whom" whom is an antecedent that refers back to the nearest named noun which is the word "Apostle" in verse 2. Acts 1:3A "Many infallible proofs" cf: Luke 24:36-43. Acts 1:3B Kingdom of God cf: Luke 24:46-47. Acts 1:4 Wait for the promise cf: Luke 24:49. Acts 1:5 Apostles to be baptized with the Holy Ghost cf: Matt 3:11-12 & cf: John 13, 14, 15, & 16. Acts 1:6 Jesus had promised the Kingdom was to come during the lifetime of the apostles in Mark 9:1. Now they want to know if this is the time? Acts 1:7 stay focused on their job the Kingdom of God would come with Power cf: Mark 9:1, Acts 1:8A & the Power will come when Holy Ghost comes upon the Apostles, with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8B The apostles to be eyeball witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth, Acts 1:21-22, Acts 2:32, Acts 3:15, Acts 5:32, Acts 10:39-41, Acts 22:14-15, Acts 23:11, Acts 26:13-16, II Pet 1:13-21. Acts 1:9 cf: Daniel 7:13-14, False teachers teach Daniel vision is of the second coming, while the verse plainly says The Son of Man was coming to the Ancient of Days (God). When does Daniel 7:13-14 teach Christ received His Kingdom? At His Ascension to the Father cf: Acts 2:30-32. Acts 1:10-11 He will come from Heaven again the same way He went cf: Rev. 1:7.


Invitation: 16  for prayers. December 29, 2013 Bulletin
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The Birth Of Jesus


The angel appears to Joseph: Matthew 1:18-23, Genesis 3:15, Galatians 3:16, Galatians 4:4, Isaiah 7:14, Genesis 24:16, Genesis 24:43, Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:24-25. The Birth of Jesus: Luke 2:1-7. Angels appear to the shepherds, Luke 2:8-10 cf: Isaiah 52:7. Luke 2:11-20. Jesus Presented to the Lord in the Temple Luke 2:21-24 Jesus presented in temple to Simeon & Anna, Luke 2:25-38. Wise men from the east, Matthew 2:1-2 cf: Numbers 23 & 24. Matthew 2:3-6 cf: Micah 5:2 V:1. Matthew 2:7-10 cf: Isaiah 60:1-3, Matthew 2:11 cf: Isaiah 60:6, Matthew 2:12 Joseph warned in dream to flee to Egypt, Matthew 2:13-18 cf: Jeremiah 31:15 note the context of Jeremiah 31:31-34. John 1:1-14.


Invitation: 4  for prayers. December 22, 2013 Bulletin
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The Genealogy of Jesus


This is a foreordained plan Eph.1:4, Titus 1:2, Gen. 3:15, Gen. 15:3-6, Gal. 3:16, Gen. 49:10-11, Matt. 2:6, Micah 5:2 & Micah 5:1, II Sam. &:12-16, Jer. 22:30, Jer. 22:19, II Chron. 36:5-6, Jer. 23:5-6, King of house of David to rule forever Jer. 33:15-17, Priesthood to endure Jer.33:18, Zech. 6:11-13. King: Act 2:30, Psalm 132:11, John 1:1 &14, Heb. 1:3-5, Heb. 1:8, Heb. 2:17-18,Heb. 4:12-16, Heb. &;14, Revelation 5:5, Psalm 110:1, Psalm 110:4, Heb. 7:1-3, Heb. 7:22-27, Jer. 22:30, Matt. 1:1-2, Matt. 1:6, Matt. 1:11, Matt. 1:16, Matt. 1:18-23, Isa. 7:14, Gen. 24:16, Gen. 24:43, Luke 3:31, Heb. 2:14-18.


Invitation: 4  for prayers. December 15, 2013 Bulletin
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Preaching The Gospel


The most important thing we do is: Preach the Gospel of Christ: Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 24:44-49. The charge to an evangelist or preacher II Timothy 3:14-4:5, & stay with the book, read the Bible out loud, explain each verse, keep the jokes & yak yak to a minimum, always remember your words are not inspired II Timothy 2:2. We are following the examples of the Apostles & 1st Century Church by preaching to all the world for they accomplished their commission ... will we? Psalm 19:1-11, Mark 16:20, Acts 28:22, Romans 1:8, 10:14-18 & 16:19, Colossians 1:5-6 &1:23, I Thessalonians 1:7-8. Giving of our $ Blessing to preaching the Gospel & the Poor: Malachi 3:8-10, I Corinthians 16:1-2, II Corinthians 9:6-7. Worship: Acts 2:42 & Hebrews 10:25.


Invitation: 4  for prayers. December 8, 2013 Bulletin
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Jesus Has the Power of Resurrection


Prophecy of Christ's resurrection, Job 19:22-27, Redeemer Hebrew gaw-al - to perform the ancient part of near kinfolk, ransom, buy back."stand up" Hebrew koom, get up, stand up, with the idea of resurrection. In John 11:25-26, Jesus claimed have power of resurrection.  We will be resurrected as Christ I John 3:2; Story of Christ's resurrection Luke 24:1-53 Jesus was raised in bodily resurrection with many infallible proofs cf; Acts 1:3 & Luke 24:36-43; The Gospel. I Corinthians 15:1-4, What Scriptures? Isa. 53:8-10. All the Apostles preached same things, I Cor 15:11.Judaizing false teacher I Cor 15:12. negative argument, I Cor 15:13-19. On the contrary,"but now is Christ risen" & first-fruits are proof of a coming great harvest, I Cor 15:20. Christ second Adam, I Cor 15:21-22. order in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:23. At end Christ will deliver up the Kingdom, I Cor 15:24. Christ King now, I Cor 15:27-28.martyrdom & death, note context. I Cor 15:29-30, cf: II Cor 11:22ff. to righteousness, I Cor 15:31-34. the obvious question, I Cor 15:35-36. Paul will answer by similitude, I Cor 15:36-38, & answers the same question by application I Cor 15:39-41. Greater & different degrees of splendor in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:41-44. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:45-49, The 2nd coming of Christ in Power & Glory is one event, I Cor 15:50-57, The work of the Lord, I Cor 15:58, is, John 6:29.


Invitation: 12 for prayers. December 1, 2013 Bulletin
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The Crucifixion Story


Jesus Christ The Son of God - the Four Fold Gospel Today: A Harmony of Gospels. Tatian in 160 AD was first to blend together the 4 Gospels. Jesus Betrayed & Arrested: Jo 18:2-9, Mk 14:44-45, Lk 22:48-49, Jo 18:10-11, Matt 26:52-54, Lk 22:52-53, Matt 26:56, Mk 14:51-52, Jesus Before Annas ex-High Priest: Jo 18;12-14 & 19-23, Night Time Trial before Caiphas, the Scribes & Elders Matt 26:57 & 59, Mk 14:56-60, Matt 26:63, Mk 14:62, Matt 26:65-68, Peter Denies Jesus Thrice Jo 18:15-16, Mk 14:66-68, Jo 18:18, Matt 26:71-74, Lk 22:61-62, After Dawn Friday Jesus Condemned Lk 22:66-71, Matt 27:3-6, Acts 1:18, Matt 27:6-7, Acts 1:19, Matt 27:9-10, Before Pilate Matt 27:2, Jo 18:28-30, Lk 23:2, Jo 18:31-38, Mk 15:3, Matt 27:13-14, Lk 23:5, Before Herod Lk 23:6-12, Matt 27:15, Mk 15:7-8, Lk 23:13-15, Matt 27:17-21, Lk 23:18-19, Jo 19:1-16, Before Pilate Again Matt 27:24-25, Lk 23:24-25, Mocked By Roman Soldiers Matt 27:27 & 29, Jesus on the Way to Cross Mk 15:20, Jo 19:17, Mk 15:21, Lk 23:27-32, Matt 27:33-34, Jesus' First 3 Hours on Cross Lk 23:33-34, Jo 19:23-24, Jo 19:19-22, Matt 27:39-44, Lk 23:39-43, Jo 19:25-27, Darkness Noon-3pm: Mk 15:33-35, Matt 27:49, Jo 19:28-30, Lk 23:46, Signs Accompanying Death of Christ: Matt 27:51-56, Mark 15:41 Burial of Christ: Jo 19:31-37, Mk 15:42-45, Jo 19:38-42 Women Watch Tomb: Lk 23:55, Matt 27:61 & Lk 23:56. Saturday Sabbath Day: Matt 27:62-66.


Invitation: 10 for prayers. November 24, 2013 Bulletin
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Judas Betrays Jesus


Judas Betrays & Sells his Lord for 30 Pieces of Silver: Zechariah 11:1-10 Jerusalem to be destroyed and the false shepherds and pastors destroyed cf: Jeremiah 23:1ff & Ezekiel 34:1ff. Sanhedrim Resolves on Christ's Death Mark 14:1-2  cf: John 11:47-50; The Anointing of Jesus at Bethany Mark 14:2-9 Judas Sells His Lord for snitch money 30 pieces of silver the price of a slave Mark 14:10-11 cf: Zechariah 11:10-17, John 10:12-13, Matthew 26:14, Matthew 27:1-8 & Acts 1:16-20 both are the end of Judas he hung himself & until he finally fell down upon the rocks & busted like a watermelon. 


Invitation: 12 for prayers. November 17, 2013 Bulletin
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Passover a Shadow of the Lord's Supper


Heb. 8:5 & 10:1. The Importance of taking the Lord's Supper every first day of the week will be explained in today's lesson. Exodus 12:1-51, Passover a shadow of the coming substitution death, burial, & resurrection of Christ commemorated by The Lord's Supper. Cf: I Corinthians 5:7-8. Jesus eats the Passover with His disciples, which is often called The Last Supper. Matthew 26:17-30; Mark's account of the Last Supper is Mark 14:22-26. Luke's account of the Last Supper is Luke 22:14-20.  Jesus refers to eating His flesh & drinking His blood, John 6:53-58.  Paul encourages the Corinthians to examine themselves and take The Lord's Supper properly. I Corinthians 11:17-33.  The Early Church is described as continuing steadfastly in partaking of The Lord's Supper cf: Acts 2:42. They also assembled upon the first day of each week to break bread by partaking of The Lord's Supper cf: Acts 20:7. 


Invitation: 10 for prayers. November 11, 2013 Bulletin
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The Gospel


The Gospel is I Corinthians 15:1-4; What Scriptures? God promised the "seed" or "Messiah", will come to deliver mankind, Genesis 3:15 cf: Galatians 3:16. Only God can tell the future Isaiah 42:9 & 44:6-8. The Messiah to be a Prophet (Deut. 18:15ff) a Priest (Psalm 110:1 & 4) a King (II Sam. 7:12ff) Now God announces Messiah to be a Servant Isaiah 42:1-7, 49:1-6, 50:4-10. Now God declares Christ will be a Suffering Servant 52:13, 53:1-12 this is a prophecy of Christ's coming & His death burial & resurrection which is the Gospel, I Corinthians 15:1-4. Gal. 3:16 & 26-29 & Romans 6:3-6


Invitation: 15 for prayers and 3 baptisms. November 3, 2013 Bulletin
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Coming Of Christ In Power And Glory


The Coming of Christ in Power and Glory  If we Die or at 2nd Coming we then face judgment cf: Hebrews 9:27-28, All that are in the grave shall hear His voice John 5:21-29, The mercy seat of Christ cf: II Corinthians 5:10, The good works that the saved do & the sin of omission Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus will bring the souls of the dead back with Him Jude 14, the dead in Christ shall rise first & we shall be caught up I Thessalonians 4:13-18,  Christ's coming like a thief in the night I Thessalonians 5:1-10,  those alive shall be changed into immortal bodies I Corinthians 15:1-55, The earth & all it's works shall be burned up, we look for new heaven & new earth II Peter 3:1-14 Christ is coming in flaming fire II Thessalonians 1:7-8 New Heaven & New Earth Revelation 21:1-2


Invitation: 10 for prayers and 3 baptisms. October 20, 2013 Bulletin
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Wise And Foolish Virgins


Parable of the Wise & Foolish Virgins  The kingdom of heaven = the church, The bridegroom = Christ, The midnight arrival = the second advent, The virgins = church members, The wise virgins = the prepared, The foolish virgins = the unprepared, The lamps = (a) faith; demonstrated by (b) good works, The oil =       (a) the Spirit; which leads us to (b) good works, The sleep of the virgins = the sleep of death, Tarrying of the bridegroom = delay of the second coming, The midnight cry = the call to judgment, Refusal to give oil = grace & merit not transferable, Exclusion of the foolish = rejection of unprepared, The shut door = impossibility of the last minute salvation.


Invitation: 10 for prayers and 2 baptisms. October 20, 2013 Bulletin
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Thief In The Night


Matthew 24, The Coming of Christ as a Thief in the Night
The abomination of desolation was when the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem & showed their idolatrous standards (like a flag) with an eagle upon a pole. The word coming is often used in the Old Testament to describe God Coming in Judgment Note: Isaiah 13 same language used about Babylon, Ezekiel 32:1ff same language about Egypt & Joel 2:1ff uses the same language to prophecy  the destruction of Judah by Babylon & the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD Note: after Spirit poured out Joel 2:28-32.


Invitation: 7 for prayers and 0 baptisms. October 13, 2013 Bulletin
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The Destruction of Jerusalem & the Coming of Christ


Matthew 23:27-39. People teach Matthew 24 is talking about the end of the world but Jesus says those things would take place in that generation 40 years Matt 24:34. It was 40 years between His crucifixion in 30 AD & the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus of Rome in 70AD. Figurative language cf: Isa 13 God describes destruction Babylon in the same figurative words. Jesus uses this metaphor to describe the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD cf: Isa 13:10 with Matt 24:29. Matt 24:1-11 cf; II Cor 11:13-15, Matt 24:12-14, cf Mark 16:20, Rom 1:8 & 10:13-18, Col 1:5-6, Col 1:23 & I Thess.1:6-8, Matt 24:15 cf: Dan 9:1-2 cf, Jer. 25:10 & 29:10 & Dan 9:24-27 The word coming is often used in the Old Testament to describe God Coming in Judgment Note Isa 13 same language used about Babylon, Ezek 32:1ff same language about Egypt & Joel 2:1ff uses the same language to prophecy the destruction of Judah by Babylon & destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD.


Invitation: 7 for prayers and 0 baptisms. October 6, 2013 Bulletin
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The Parable of the Inauguration of the King's Son


Matthew 22:1-14 The Robe of Righteousness & not strange apparel is required cf: Zephaniah 1:7-9; Righteousness; All our Righteousness are as Filthy Rags, Isaiah 64:6. None are righteous cf: Romans 3:10-20; Change of righteousness is to be provided, Isaiah 61:10, Zach 3:1-9, Luke 15:22, Righteousness of God, Romans 1:16-17; 3:21ff, Revelation 19:8ff & Rev. 21:2ff.  The Character of the Scribes & Pharisees:  Matthew 22:14-Matthew 23:21; Pharisees & Herodians question Jesus; Matthew 22:15-22; Sadducees question Resurrection, Matthew 23:33; A Lawyer's question concerning Great Commandment, Matthew 22:34-40 cf: James 1:25 & 2:8 cf: Isaiah 2:2-4; Whose son is Christ?  Matthew 22:41-46; The character of the Scribes & Pharisees


Invitation: 10 for prayers and 0 baptisms. September 29, 2013 Bulletin
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Salt Of The Earth


Grapevine BBQ Picnic


Invitation: 7 for prayers and 0 baptisms. September 22, 2013 Bulletin
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Enemies Silenced


Matthew 21:23-27 Priesthood Questions Jesus' authority. Jesus asks concerning the Baptism of John. There was no safe response, so they refused to answer. How can we expect to know more when we won't take action based on what we have? cf Psalms 119:32. The parable of the two sons. Israel is pictured as the vineyard of the Lord cf Isaiah 5:7. These responses are the responses of God's people through out the ages. The parable of the wicked husbandmen Matthew 21:23-46 Here Israel is pictured as a vine. Many pastors in Israel's history have destroyed the vineyard cf. Jeremiah 12:10. The Prophets had come to claim the peaceful fruits of righteousness. But, anger and greed had captured the hearts of the husbandmen cf: Hebrews 11: 32-39 The land owners Son comes to the vineyard the day before riding upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass cf Matt 21:1 ff Kill the son and the vineyard is ours cf: John 11:47-50. V:41 They condemned themselves God cast away Israel cf: Romans 11:15 V:42 cf: Psalms 118:22, Isaiah 28:16 V: 44 cf: Isaiah 8:13-15. V:45 cf: I Peter 2:5-9


Invitation: 7 for prayers and 0 baptisms. September 15, 2013 Bulletin
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The Lord Suddenly Comes To The Temple


Mark 11:1-10, God promised that the Messiah would come to the temple, cf: Malachi 3:1-5; that He would come from the east, Ezekiel 43:1-2, upon a colt , the foal of an ass, Genesis 49:10-11 & Zachariah 9:9. Mark 11:11, "and when He had looked round about upon all things", What's your judgment, Lord? No comment. The Parable of The Barren Fig Tree, Mark 11:12-14. Israel is the fig tree, cf: Jeremiah 8:1ff. Looking round about the temple and upon all things, what's your judgment, Lord? No fruit. The outward forms of worship became more important to the Jews than fruit, Matthew 23:27. The Jews practiced all the right rules, but, Matthew 23:23. The temple cleansed, Mark 11:15-18. The Parable of The Withered Fig Tree, Mark 11:20-21. The missing figs of Israel, Mark 11:22. Had Israel had faith in the God of their covenant, all things were possible, Deuteronomy 29:1-15 & 30:1-20. The reproduction of our faith in others is a test of our fruit, I John 1:3. Today we are to bear much fruit, In Christianity fruit is: both souls John 15:1-8 and Christian character or holiness, Galatians 5:22ff.


Invitation: 7 for prayers and 0 baptisms. September 8, 2013 Bulletin
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Reward of Discipleship


Matt 19:13-15 We must be converted and become as little children. Matt 19:16-26 the parable of the Rich Young Ruler who went away sorrowful cf: Mk 10:24. Matt 19:27-30 What is the reward for a life-time of service? It just doesn't get any better than inheriting eternal life cf: I Cor 2:9. What Christ has accomplished in the Gospel is for all, so first or last is irrelevant. Matt 20:1 The Kingdom of Heaven - we have a Divine Teacher, cf: John 6:44-45, Heb 1:1-2 Who calls all who come to the Vineyard. John 6:44, I John 4:10 Jesus, the propitiation for our sins. Matt 20:2. If it's the first hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. Matt 20:3 If it's the third hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. Matt 20:4 Jesus promises what is right. Matt 20:5 If it's the 6th hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. If it's the 9th hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. Matt 20:6-7 If it's the last hour of your life, come to the Vineyard. Matt 20:8-16 What Jesus has accomplished in His life, death, burial & resurrection is for all who come. The Lord is the same now and forever. Come To The Vineyard.


Invitation: 5 for prayers and 0 baptisms. September 1, 2013 Bulletin
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The Unforgivable Sin


Brother Fred Vaughn graduated from the flesh to the Spirit. All his physical suffering, COPD, oxygen and breathing treatments, heart disease, arthritis, teeth, wheel chairs, cold because of bad circulation all these trials are now done and his victory is won. Before him lies: Glory, and honor and immortality and eternal life. We will miss our prayer warrior, youth leader, brother and friend. Twenty years ago, Kelly had the idea of feeding the Church after worship but Fred Vaughn had the idea of feeding the street people and homeless. Fred & Stephanie began it all by feeding across the street in the fellowship hall 20 years ago. Now it is up to us who remain to honor his memory by praying without ceasing that we can retain all the work we began.


Invitation: 8 for prayers and 0 baptisms. August 25, 2013 Bulletin
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The Prodigal Son


The parable of the lost coin, Luke 15:8-10. If a woman would search for a token of her beloved that hard how much more should the Shepherds of Israel be seeking the lost. The Parable of the prodigal son, Luke 15:11-24. This would be the horror story of all horror stories to an orthodox Jew ... they could not imagine a worse sinner & they sure would not receive such a sinner home as the Father. The Parable of the Elder son Luke 15:25-32 who says "neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment" Now, surely the Scribes & Pharisees could identify with this son cf: Romans 3:10-19. The Elder son received a double portion.


Invitation: 8 for prayers and 0 baptisms. August 18, 2013 Bulletin
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The Parable of the Lost Sheep


The Parables of the Lost Sheep: Publicans and sinners draw near to hear our Lord, at which the Pharisees are offended, Luke 15:1, Luke 15:2. Christ vindicates his conduct in receiving them by the parable of the lost sheep, Luke 15:3-7.


Invitation: 8 for prayers and 3 baptisms. August 11, 2013 Bulletin
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The Parable of the Great Supper


The Parable of the Great Supper  Luke 14:1-24 Pharisee gives supper Luke 14:2, a man dropsy Luke 14:3 a question of law Luke 14:4 Jesus Lord of the Sabbath, Luke 14:5 cf: Isaiah 35:4-10, Luke 14:7-10. social graces, Lk 14:11 Humble. Lk 14:12-14, cf, I Peter 5:5, come, Luke 14:12-14 Who invite banquet, cf Isa. 55:1, Rev 22:17 & Isa 58:6-12, Lk 14:15. another empty saying. The banquet cf: Mark 1:14-15. Luke 14:16. A certain man is: God, Bade Greek: kal-he-o. RSVP cf: Exo 24:7, & Josh 1:16-17, Lk14:17, Jesus the servant, cf Isa 42:1-7,preparation, cf: Ps 31:19, Isa 64:4-7,  Lk 14:18 refused call Ps 81:11, Isa 65:12, Jer 7:13, Isa 53:1. Lk 14:19 Another silly excuse, Luke 14:20 cf Deut. 24:5, Lk 14:21, cf: Dan 7:14-15 & Mk 16:15-16


Invitation: 11 for prayers. August 4, 2013 Bulletin
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The Parable of the Tares


The Parable of the Tares Matthew 13:24-30 tares = Greek darnel or false grain. Matt. 13:31-32 Parable of grains of wheat Mark 4 26-29 The Parable Mustard Seed Matt. 13:33 Parable Leaven. Parables Matt. 13:34-35 cf: Psalm 78:2. Jesus Explains Matt. 13:36-43 Parable of the treasure Matt. 13:44; Parable of the peril of great price. Matt 13:45-46; arable of the net Matt. 13:47-48; The end of the world Matt:13:49-50 Do you understand Matt 13:51; The parable of every scribe instructed in the kingdom Matt 13:52


Invitation: 18 for prayers and 1 baptism. July 28, 2013 Bulletin
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The Parable of the Sower


Matthew 13:1-9; God is speaking through the Messiah and we have a responsibility to listen cf: Hebrews 1:1-2 Matthew 13:10-15 cf: Isaiah 6:9-10. Matthew 13:16-17 cf: I Peter 1:10-12; The Hard Hearted Hearer Matt. 13:19 cf: I John 3:11-12, Heb. 4:1-11 & Heb. 10:38-39. Shallow Hearted Hearer Matt:13:20-21 cf: I Peter 2:2 & James 1:22. The Crowded Hearted Hearer Matt. 13:22 cf: I John 3:1-3, Exodus 20:3, James 1:17 & I John 5:17-20. Matthew 13:23 The Christian Heart cf: Luke 8:15, I Kings 3:9 Fruit both souls John 15:1-8 and Christian Character Gal. 5:22-25. The Parable of the Tares Matthew 13:24-30 tares = Greek darnel or false grain. Matt. 13:31-32 Parable Mustard Seed Matt. 13:33 Parable Leaven. Parables Matt. 13:34-35 cf: Psalm 78:2. Jesus Explains Matt. 13:36-43


Invitation: 18 for prayers. July 21, 2013 Bulletin
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The Gospel Story (Part 2)


God promises the "seed" or "Messiah", will come to deliver mankind, Genesis 3:15 cf: Galatians 3:16. Only God can tell the future Isaiah 42:9 & 44:6-8. The Messiah to be a Prophet (Deut. 18:15ff) a Priest (Psalm 110:1 & 4) a King (II Sam. 7:12ff) Now God announces Messiah to be a Servant Isaiah 42:1-7, 49:1-6, 50:4-10. Now God declares Christ will be a Suffering Servant 52:13, 53:1-12 this is a prophecy of Christ's coming & His death burial & resurrection which is the Gospel, I Corinthians 15:1-4. Gal. 3:16 & 26-29 & Romans 6:3-6


Invitation: 8 for prayers. July 14, 2013 Bulletin
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The Gospel Story (Part 1)


God promises the Messiah "seed" or "Messiah" will come to deliver mankind Genesis 3:15 cf: Galatians 3:16. The same promise is given to Seth Genesis 4:25, Noah Genesis 9:8-9, Abraham Genesis 12:1-4, 15:3-6, Isaac Genesis 26:3-4, Jacob or Israel Genesis 35:9-12. Messiah to be a descendant of Judah 49:10 & through King David II Samuel 7:12-16. Prophecies of the "seed" are found Psalm 22:1-31 and Isaiah 52:13- 53:1-12 these are both prophecies of the coming of the Messiah and His death, burial and resurrection which is the Gospel I Corinthians 15:1-4. Galatians 3:16 & 26-29 & Romans 6:3-6


Invitation: 12 for prayers. July 7, 2013 Bulletin
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A Lawyer's Question


Christ appoints seventy disciples to go before him, two by two, to preach, heal, etc., Luke 10:1-12. Christ pronounces woes on Chorazin and Capernaum, Luke 10:13-16. The seventy return, and give account of their mission, Luke 10:17-20. Christ rejoices that the things which were hidden from the wise and prudent had been revealed unto babes, and shows the great privileges of the Gospel, Luke 10:21-24. A Lawyer's Question how he shall inherit eternal life, and is answered, Luke 10:25-29. The story of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:30-37. The account of Martha and Mary, Luke 10:38-42.


Invitation: 13 for prayers. June 30, 2013 Bulletin
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John the Baptist: The Forerunner of The Messiah


Luke 7:1-10. Raises a widow's son to life at Nain, Luke 7:11-17. John Baptist hears of his fame, and sends two of his disciples to inquire whether he was the Christ, Luke 7:18-23. Christ's character of John, Luke 7:24-30. The obstinate blindness and capriciousness of the Jews, Luke 7:31-35. A Pharisee invites him to his house, where a woman anoints his head with oil, and washes his feet with her tears, Luke 7:36-38. The Pharisee is offended, Luke 7:39. Our Lord reproves him by a parable, and vindicates the woman, Luke 7:40-46; and pronounces her sins forgiven, Luke 7:47-50.


Invitation: 20 for prayers. June 23, 2013 Bulletin
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Ten Things Jesus Believed in Genesis Chapters 1 - 11


Sermon: Brother Manuel Santiago Ten Things Jesus Believed in Genesis Chapters 1 - 11: The creation story--Mark 13:19 The creation of man--Matt 19:4 The marriage institution of Adam & Eve--Matt 19:5-6 Abel's martyrdom--Matt 23:35 Noah's flood _ Matt 24:37-39 In Abraham--John 8:37-40 In Isaac--Luke 13:28 In Jacob's "ladder dream" - John 1:47-51 The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah--Luke 17:28-39 Lot's wife turning to salt--Luke 17:32


Invitation: 3 Baptism & 13 for prayers. June 16, 2013 Bulletin
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The Shepherds of Israel: Luke 5:1-39


The miraculous draught of fishes at the lake of Gennesaret, Luke 5:1-11. Christ heals a leper, Luke 5:12-14. His fame being published abroad, he withdraws to the desert, Luke 5:15, Luke 5:16. He heals a paralytic person, at which the scribes and Pharisees murmur, but the people glorify God, Luke 5:17-26. He calls the publican Levi, who makes a feast for Christ, to which he invites a great number of publicans and others, at which the scribes and Pharisees murmur, and our Lord vindicates his conduct, Luke 5:27-32. The question about fasting answered, Luke 5:33-35. The parable of the new piece of cloth put on the old garment, and the new wine in old bottles, Luke 5:36-39.


Invitation: 9 for prayers. June 9, 2013 Bulletin
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Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 7


Judge means fault finding spirit, harsh, bitter, unloving judgment. Matthew 7:7-8 Prevailing prayer God wants us to grow in our prayer life from Ask: I want, to seek: what do you want God? To knock and say I will do as You want. Matthew 7:13-14;  The Way - note the Greek article which means there is just one way to the pearly gate (the way), cf: Psalm 16:11, Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 35:8, Jeremiah 32:39, Matthew 7:13-14, John 14:6; The Faith - cf: Luke 18:8, Jude 3, Acts 6:7, Acts 13:7-8, Acts 14:22, Acts 16:5, 24:14, Romans 14:1, I Corinthians 16:13, II Corinthians 13:5, Galatians 1:23, Galatians 3:23, Ephesians. 4:1-4, cf: Ephesians 1:22-23. Be a fruit inspector Matthew 7:16-20, Not all religion acceptable unto God cf: Matthew 7:21-23. The words of Christ are like a rock to build our faith upon V;24-29


Invitation: 23 for prayers. June 2, 2013 Bulletin
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Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 6


Alms means Works of Righteousness: Secret motives of life Matthew 6:1-18 cf: Luke 12:1-12. Three Particular Works of Righteousness:  Alms, Prayers & Fasting. Alms Matt 6:2-4 Unto God (Not to make a show) cf:  Matt 23:1ff. On Prayers Matthew 6:5-15 cf:  Luke 18 & 11 the early Church continued steadfastly in prayer Acts 2:42. On Fasting Matt 6:16-18 cf: Mark 2:18-22. Treasure in Heaven Matthew 6:19-34 cf: Luke 12:13-34 & I Corinthians 2:9. Matt.5:22-23 Single purpose in life necessary I John 1:5. You can't serve God & riches of injustice.


Invitation: 23 for prayers. May 26, 2013 Bulletin
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Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5


Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5:1-48 Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-10; Persecution to come Matthew 5:11-12; Disciples-salt of the earth, Matt. 5:13 light of the world, Matthew 5:14; Our good works Matt.5:15-16; Christ not destroy but confirm & fulfill law & prophets, Matthew 5:17-19; Righteousness Matthew 5:20; Murder & anger 5:21-22; Reconciliation Matthew 5:23-26; Impure acts & thoughts Matthew 5:27-30; Divorce Matthew 5:31-32; Oaths & profanity. Matthew 5:33-37; bearing injuries & persecution, Matthew 5:38-41; Borrowing & leading Matthew 5:42, Love & hatred Matthew 5:43-46; Civil respect, Matthew 5:47; Christ's disciples to resemble the Heavenly Father Matthew 5:48 by becoming Christ-like.


Invitation: 11 for prayers. May 19, 2013 Bulletin
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The Beatitudes


Matthew 5:1-16. Blessed means: happy cf: Ps 1:1ff; Poor in Spirit (discouraged) Matt 18:3ff; Mourn (sorrowful) cf: II Cor 7:10, Meek (gentle & lowly) Greek word used to describe a wild animal trained for service such as a horse fit for the bridle cf: Matt 11:28-29. Hunger & Thirst after Righteousness cf: Matt 6:33 & John 6:35; Merciful cf: Isa 58:6-7 & James 2:13; Pure in Heart cf: Proverbs 4:23, Acts 15:9 & Ps 51:10-12; Peaceful cf Isaiah 9:6ff, Romans 12:18ff; Persecuted cf: II Timothy 3:12, Rejoice cf: Romans 8:17; The Sermon on the mount is the heart of Jesus' teaching. Blessed is not in unfortunate condition itself, but in the glorious reward to come. Heaven is so superior to anything on earth that anything that increased our longing for heaven is a blessing.


Invitation: 11 for prayers. May 12, 2013 Bulletin
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In Christ


How important is being In Christ? Make a list of the blessings in Christ or in Him cf: John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, Rom. 8:1, Rom. 8:38-39, Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 1:30, 1 Cor. 3:1, 1 Cor. 4:15, I Cor. 15:22; II Cor. 1:20-21, II Cor. 2:14, II Cor. 3:14 , II Cor. 5:17, 19 & 21; Gal. 1:22, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 5:6; Eph. 1:4, 7, 10, 11 & 13, Eph. 2:6, 10-14 & 19-22, Eph. 3:6 & 10-12; Phil. 1:1, 14 & 26, Phil. 2:1 & 5 , Phil. 3:3, 9-10 & 14; Col. 1:2 & 2, Col. 2:3-7, Col. 2:9-14; I Thess. 4:14-17; II Tim. 1:9 , II Tim. 2:1& 10 All teach "in Christ" or "in Him" Galatians 3:27, Romans 6:3-6 teach how to get into Christ.


Invitation: 11 for prayers. May 5, 2013 Bulletin
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Let Brotherly Love Continue


Hebrews 13:1 cf. Deuteronomy 6:4ff, Matthew 22:34-40, James 2:8, Romans 12:10-21, I Cor. 13:1-13; Hebrews 13:2-25 Christianity is better: Better Revelation Hebrews 1:1-4, Better Hope Hebrews 7:18-19, Better Testament Hebrews 7:22, Better Covenant Hebrews 8:6, Better Promises Hebrews 8:6, Better Sacrifices Hebrews 9:23, Better Possessions Hebrews 10:34 Better Country Hebrews 11:16 & Better Resurrection Hebrews 11:35. Hebrews 11:5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. The Literal Greek has 5 negatives, 2 verbal ideals & 1 pronoun used twice. The Literal translation is: "No. I will never leave thee. Not I. I will never. Never cast thee off".


Invitation: 11 for prayers. April 28, 2013 Bulletin
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We as Christians are to Compete in the Olympics of Life


The Great cloud of witness are the great hero's of the faith in chapter 11. Having so many incitements to holiness, patience, and perseverance, we should lay aside every hindrance, and run with patience the race that is set before us, taking our blessed Lord for our example, Heb 12:1 race I Cor 9:24-27 & Phil 3:13-14 Heb 12:2 Joy cf: Luke 15:5; cf: right hand Acts 2:30 & Psalm 110:1-4; V:3-4. These sufferings are to be considered as fatherly chastisements from God, & to be patiently submitted to on account of the benefits obtained from them, Heb. 12:5-11. Take courage & go forward, Heb 12:12-13. Follow peace with all men, & to take heed we fall from the grace of God, Heb 12:14, Heb 12:15. Compare Esau, Heb 12:16-17. The privileges of Christians, compared with the Jews, by which the superior excellence of Christianity is shown, Heb. 12:18-24. Take care not to reject Jesus, who now addressed them from heaven & who was shortly to be our Judge, Heb 12:25-27. As we are called to receive a kingdom, have grace, so we might serve God acceptably, Heb 12:28-29


Invitation: 10 for prayers. April 21, 2013 Bulletin
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Those Added by Lord to Church of Christ are called Christians


The Kingdom was to be established during the days of the Roman Empire cf: Daniel 2:44, Jesus used the words Church & Kingdom inter-changeably cf: Matt 16:13ff, we must be born again of water & Spirit to enter the Kingdom John 3:3-5, born again by being baptized results in the indwelling Holy Spirit cf: Acts 2:36-47, I Cor 12:13, 20 & 27, Col 1:13 &18, Eph.1:20-23, Only one name given Acts 4:12, Isa 61:1-3, 6, 8-10, To be called by a new name when Gentiles come to God Isa 62:1-3 Gentiles come Acts 11:1ff, new name Christians cf: Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, I Peter 4:16, The Church of Christ Rom 16:16, Rev 19:7-9, 21:2, a bride takes her husband's name Gen 5:1-2, we are Priests I Pet 2:1-9 cf, Rom 12:1-2 & Col.3:1ff


Invitation: 13 for prayers. April 14, 2013 Bulletin
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Singing in Church Style Which is: A Cappella Singing


Ephesians 5:18 Paul is continuing to direct us in how to live our day to day lives and worship. Wine was common intoxicant in the ancient world. Just as a drunk is under the influence and is controlled by alcohol, we are to be under the influence and be controlled by the Spirit. Eph.5:19 psalms you will sing O.T. psalms, hymns and spiritual songs singing Greek psallo is followed by the direct object of the "heart" not a instrument of music in New Testament worship. Eph. 5:20 Our singing should be filled with thanksgiving to God. Col. 3:16 again the "heart" is the direct object of psallo singing; I Cor. 14:15 The Pro-test-ant Re-former Calvin said of this verse: I would as soon pray to God with an instrument as sing to God with a instrument; James 5:13 sing psalms; Hebrews 2:12 Right now today in the midst of the Church or Congregation as we worship Christ sings praises to God cf: Psalm 22:22; Matthew 26:30 Right after the Passover meal which was the original Lord's Supper Jesus & the Apostles sang; Hebrews 9:1-4 Types & shadows; Hebrews 10:1 the law & O.T. were a shadow of the new Spiritual way to come; II Chronicles 29:25-30 Note the shadow in that they played instruments until the sacrifice, which was a shadow of Christ's sacrifice, but after the sacrifice they only sang; Hebrews 5:1-6 Christ is our High Priest Sacrificed for us; Hebrews 7:17-28 Christ's sacrifice was complete when He offered up Himself; II Corinthians 11:3 Note the simplicity that is in Christ; Ephesians 5:18-20.


Invitation: 1 Baptism & 13  for prayers. April 7, 2013 Bulletin
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Resurrection: I Corinthians 15


A prophecy of Christ's resurrection, Job 19:22-27, Redeemer Hebrew gaw-al - to perform the ancient part of a near kinfolk, to ransom, to buy back. He shall "stand" Hebrew koom, get up, stand up, with the idea of resurrection. In John 11:25-26, Jesus claimed to have the power of resurrection.  We will be resurrected as Christ I John 3:2; Jesus was raised in bodily resurrection with many infallible proofs cf; Acts 1:3 & Luke 24:36-43; The doctrine of Christ's resurrection according to the Scriptures is The Gospel.  I Corinthians 15:1-4, What Scriptures? Isa. 53:8-10. Jesus the resurrected Christ, seen by over 500 witnesses plus the Apostles, I Cor. 15:5-7, Paul's Apostleship, I Cor. 15:8-10, II Cor. 11:23-28. All the Apostles preached & believed the same things, I Cor. 15:11. There is a Judaizing false teacher at Corinth I Cor 15:12. Paul takes a negative argument, I Cor 15:13-19. On the contrary, Paul says "but now is Christ risen" & first-fruits are proof of a coming great harvest, I Cor 15:20. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:21-22. There is order in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:23. At the end of time, Christ will deliver up the Kingdom, the people of Christ or the Church of Christ, to God, I Cor 15:24. Christ reigns as a King now, cf: Ps 110:1-4, Acts 2:30, & Heb 1:1-9. Christ rules over all things, I Cor 15:27-28. Baptized for the dead is one of the hardest verses in the New Testament to understand. In my opinion, Paul is saying that they are being baptized knowing full well that it will lead to their martyrdom & death. Note the context. I Cor 15:29-30, cf: II Cor 11:22ff. A wake to righteousness, I Cor 15:31-34. Paul now states the obvious question of the false teacher in Corinth, I Cor 15:35-36. Paul will answer by similitude, I Cor 15:36-38, & he answers the same question by application I Cor 15:39-41. Greater & different degrees of splendor in the Resurrection, I Cor 15:41-44. Christ the second Adam, I Cor 15:45-49, cf: Rom. 5:14-21. The second coming of Christ in Power & Glory is one event, I Cor 15:50-57, cf: Mat. 25:31ff, I Thess. 4:13 thru Chap 5:7, II Pet 3:1-18. Work the Lord, I Cor 15:58, is, John 6:29


Invitation: 12  for prayers. March 31, 2013 Bulletin
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The 5 Fold Worship of the Church


The 5 Fold Worship of the Church Worshiping God is our duty: cf: Heb. 10:25, Acts 2:42, & John 4:23-24. Lord's Supper: Exodus 12: 1-15, 22-27 & 29-30, Matt. 26:17-30, Mark 14:15-26, I Cor. 11:23-32; Preaching: Mark 16:15-16, I Cor. 1:18, II Tim. 2:2, 3:14 & 4:5; Singing: Matt. 26:30, I Cor. 14:15, Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16, Heb. 2:12, James 5:13 & II Chron. 29:25-30; Praying: Acts 2:42, Luke 11:1-13, & Giving: I Cor, 16:1-2 & II Cor. 9:6-9


Invitation: 1 Baptisms & 16 for prayers. March 24, 2013 Bulletin
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The Church of Christ is the Foretold Kingdom of God


The Church of Christ is the promised Kingdom to come Isaiah 2:1-4; Isa 2:2 cf: in the "Last Days" Acts 2:16-21 & Heb. 1:1-2. "Lord's House" cf: I Tim 3:15 "All Nations" cf: Matt 28:18-20 & Mark 16:15-16; Isa 2:3; We have Divine teacher "He will Teach" cf: John 6:44-45 & Heb.1:1-2; Isa 2:3 "Zion shall go forth the Law" cf: James 1:25 & James 2:8, Matt 22:37-42 was said on Mount Zion; Isa 2:3 "Word...from Jerusalem" cf: Luke 24:44-49 & Acts 1:8ff; Isa 11:1-10 is figurative & symbolic language cf: Romans 15:9-12 quotes Isaiah 11, therefore, Isaiah 11 is fulfilled.


Invitation: 1 Baptisms & 11 for prayers. March 17, 2013 Bulletin
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The Holy Spirit In The Life Of Every Christian


Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit being given to believers after His glorification in Heaven John 7:37-39. Acts 2:38 promises the Spirit to all who are baptized. Acts 2:39 shows this promise is perpetual through the whole Christian Dispensation. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit I Cor 6:19. God dwells in the Church through His spirit I Cor 3:16-17 & we are a habitation of God through the Spirit Eph. 2:21-22. Rom. 8:9 indicates if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. Things the Holy Spirit does in our lives: Study Romans 8 & Ephesians 3:16, Galatians 5:17, II Cor. 3:18, fruit of the Spirit Gal. 5:22-23, I John 4:13 & Eph. 1:13-14.


Invitation: 8 for prayers March 10, 2013 Bulletin
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Baptism for the Remission of Sins


Is taught Acts 2:38-39 cf: Titus 3:5; Our baptism is a reenactment of the Gospel I Cor. 15:1-4 cf: Romans 6:1-4: examples of conversion Pentecost Acts 2:1-42; Samaria Act 8:3-13; The Ethiopian eunuch Acts 8:26-40; Saul of Tarsus Acts 9, 22 & 26; Cornelius' House Acts 10:34-48; Lydia's household Acts 16:14-15; The Philippian Jailor & his household Acts 16:25-33; Many Corinthians Acts 18:1-8; Certain Disciples at Ephesus Acts 19:1-5 this is an example that you can't be taught wrong & baptized right. In every example of conversion baptism is cited by the inspired writer because the Holy Spirit knew men would one day teach baptism is not necessary for salvation. Baptism is into Christ cf: Rom. 6:3-6 & Gal. 3:27.  Romans 6: 1-17 & I Peter 3:20-21


Invitation: 12 for prayers March 3, 2013 Bulletin
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Faith


Faith comes only one way Romans 10:17. Faith is trust with reliance that God in Christ will save you. Hebrews 11:1 faith is the platform all your hopes rests upon until the faith & hope become substance & you can see the evidence of it, Hebrews 1:2-3 cf: John 1:1-14 & Genesis 1:1-27; Hebrews 11:4 cf: Genesis 4:1ff; Hebrews 11:5 cf: Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:6 cf: Hebrews 10:25; James 2:19, Hebrews 11:1 & Mark 16:15-16; Hebrews 11:7.  All the Heroes of the Faith hear the word of God. Believe the Word of God & each obeys the Word of God.  Heb. 11:8-9 cf: Genesis 12:1-4 etc.  Hebrews 11:10 cf: Revelation 21:1ff & Hebrews 12:22; Hebrews 11:11-40. Galatians 2:16-20 Big Question, is th "faith" subjective gender, then: "the faith of Christ KJV" or objective gender then it is "faith in Christ" as NIV Big difference cf: Rom 3:21ff and Philippians 3:9


Invitation: 13 for prayers February 24, 2013 Bulletin
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Belief & Faith


Faith is not a feeling or an emotion although feelings & emotions can accompany faith. Faith comes only one way Romans 10:17. Faith is trust with reliance that God in Christ will save you. Hebrews 11:1 faith is the platform your hope rests upon until the faith & hope become substance & you can see the evidence of it, Hebrews 1:2-3 cf: John 1:1-14 & Genesis 1:1-27; Hebrews 11:4 cf: Genesis 4:1ff; Hebrews 11:5 cf: Genenis 5:24; Hebrews 11:6 cf: Hebrews 10:25; James 2:19, Hebrews 11:1 & Mark 16:15-16; Hebrews 11:7.  All the Heroes of the Faith hear the word of God. Believe the Word of God & each obeys the Word of God.  Heb. 11:8-9 cf: Genesis 12:1-4 etc.  Hebrews 11:10 cf: Revelation 21:1ff & Hebrews 12:22; Hebrews 11:11-40. I believe that I might obey: I obey that I might believe.


Invitation: 13 for prayers February 17, 2013 Bulletin
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Pentecost: Acts 2


The Apostles Baptized with Holy Spirit Matthew 3:11-12, John tells it is to come. Luke 24:49 Jesus says it is a promise of the Father and they will have "power from on high" and in Acts 1:8 Jesus says that the power is "The Holy Ghost". Acts 1:20-26 Vacancy of Judas filled. Acts 1:21-22 Qualifications to be an apostle. Acts 1:26 & 2:1 Chapter & verse divisions not in original Bible. Here we have unfortunate chapter break. Acts 2:1 must be read with 1:26 to understand who's being spoken of. "they were all with one accord" The word "they" is an antecedent. Antecedents always refer back to last-named noun. Which is: "Matthias: and he was numbered with the eleven apostles." Many make the mistake thinking the 120 is spoken of in Acts 2:1. Acts 2:2 "as of a rushing mighty wind" It was not a rushing mighty wind, it was the same sound. Acts 2:3 "cloven tongues like as of fire" Similarity denies that it is the same. It was not actual tongues of fire, it was "like as of fire". Acts 1:4 the result of this baptism is the Apostles speaking in tongues, languages they had not studied. Acts 1:5 & 21 cf: Joel 2:28-32.


Invitation: 2 Baptisms & 14 for prayers. February 10, 2013 Bulletin
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World Conquest: Acts 1


Most of Acts is written the 3rd person. Story moves along "they did "or "he did ". Beginning in Acts 16:10-18 first person plural, "we". cf: Acts 20:5-15, Acts 21:1-18, Acts 27:1, Acts 28:16, thus, the "we" alerts us fact author is eye witness to the "we" sections of Acts. Luke 1:1-4 states Luke's purpose: Theophilus cf: cf: Luke 1:1-4. Acts 1:1B.cf: "Do & teach" Luke 24:19. Acts 1:2A Taken up cf: Luke 24:51. Acts 1:2B Given commandments cf: Mark 16:15-16 & Matt 28:18-20. Acts 1:3A "Many infallible proofs" cf: Luke 24:36-43. Acts 1:3B Kingdom of God cf: Luke 24:46-47. Acts 1:4 Wait for the promise cf: Luke 24:49. Acts 1:5 Apostles to be baptized with the Holy Ghost cf: Matt 3:11-12. Acts 1:6 Jesus promised Kingdom God come during lifetime apostles in Mark 9:1. Acts 1:7 stay focused on job cf: I Thess. 5:1ff. Kingdom God come Power cf: Mark 9:1, Acts 1:8A Power when baptism of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8B The apostles to be eyeball witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth, Acts 1:9 Is a view from earth & Daniel 7:13-14, is a view of the same event in Heaven. False teachers teach Daniel vision is of the second coming, while the verse plainly says The Son of Man was coming to the Ancient of Days (God). When does Daniel 7:13-14 teach Christ received His Kingdom? At His Ascension to the Father cf: Acts 2:30-32. Psalm 110:1-4 Acts 1:10-11 He will come from Heaven again the same way He went cf: Rev. 1:7.


Invitation:14 for prayers February 3, 2013 Bulletin
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The Great Commission


This Commission is called the "Great Commission" to distinguish it from the minor commissions given by the Lord to His disciples in Matthew 10:5ff and to the 70 disciples in Luke 10:1ff. They are called minor because their scope was minor to Jews only, while the Great Commission is universal and its scope is all the world. Proverbs 28:9 , John 14:15, John 20:19-23 Matthew 28:19-20 , Mark 16:15-16 & 20 , Luke 24:34-51 , Acts 1:1-9, John 3:-35, Acts 2:38, I Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 6:3-6 & Colossians 3:1-3, 17.


Invitation: Prayers requested January 27, 2013 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 21:1-25


Jesus shows himself to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias, John 21:1-5. The miraculous draught of fishes, John 21:6-11. He dines with his disciples, John 21:12-14. Questions Peter concerning his love to Him, and gives him commission to feed His sheep, John 21:15-17. Foretells the manner of Peter's death, John 21:18,19. Peter inquires concerning John, and receives an answer that was afterwards misunderstood, John 21:20-23. John's concluding testimony concerning the authenticity of his Gospel, and the end for which it was written, John 21:24-25 The Gospel I Corinthians 15:1-4 and the Resurrection of Christ and ourselves I Corinthians 15:5-55


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The Gospel of John 20:1-31


Mary Magdalene, coming early to the sepulcher, finds it empty, & runs & tells Peter, John 20:1-2. Peter & John run to the tomb, & find all as Mary had reported, John 20:3-10. Mary sees a vision of angels in the tomb, John 20:11-13. Jesus himself appears to her, & sends her with a message to the disciples, John 20:14-18. He appears to the disciples, gives the fullest proof of the reality of his resurrection, & communicates to them a measure of the Holy Spirit, John 20:19-23. The determined incredulity of Thomas, John 20:24-25. Eight days after, Jesus appears again to the disciples, Thomas being present, to whom he gives the proofs he had desired, John 20:26-27. Thomas is convinced, & makes a noble confession, John 20:28. Our Lord's reflections on his case, John 20:29. Various signs done by Christ, not circumstantially related, John 20:30. Why others are recorded, John 20:31.


Invitation: 14 for prayers. January 13, 2013 Bulletin

The Gospel of John 19:1-42


Jesus is scourged, crowned with thorns, and mocked by the soldiers, John 19:1-3. He to brought forth by Pilate, wearing the purple robe; and the Jews clamour for his death, John 19:4-8. Conversation between our Lord and Pilate, John 19:9-11. Pilate expostulates with the Jews on their barbarous demands; but they become more inveterate, and he delivers Christ into their hands, 12-16. He, bearing his cross, is led to Golgotha, and crucified, 17-22. The soldiers cast lots for his raiment, 23,24. Jesus commends his mother to the care of John, 25-27. Jesus thirsts, receives vinegar, and dies, 28-30. The Jews request that the legs of those who were crucified might be broken; the soldiers break those of the two thieves, and pierce the side of Christ; the Scriptures fulfilled in these acts, 31-37. Joseph of Arimathea begs the body of Christ; and Nicodemus brings spices to embalm it, 38-40. He is laid in a new sepulchre, 41-42.


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The Gospel of John 18:1-40


Jesus passes the brook Cedron, and goes to the garden of Gethsemane, John 18:1. Judas, having betrayed him, comes to the place with a troop of men to take him, John 18:2-3. Jesus addresses them as I AM, and they fall to the ground, John 18:4-6. He addresses them again, and Peter smites Malchus, John 18:7-11. They seize him and lead him away to Caiaphas, John 18:12-14. Peter follows to the palace of the high priest, John 18:15-18. The high priest questions Christ concerning his doctrine, and Jesus answers, and is smitten, John 18:19-23. Peter denies his Lord twice, John 18:24-27. Jesus is led to the judgment hall, and Pilate and the Jews converse about him, Jn 18:28-32. Pilate converses with Jesus, who informs him of the spiritual nature of his kingdom, Jn 18:33-37. Pilate returns to the Jews, and declares Christ to be innocent, 18:38. He seeks to discharge him, and the Jews clamour for his condemnation, 39-40.


The Gospel of John 17:1-26


Christ prays the Father to glorify him, John 17:1. In what eternal l consists, John 17:2-3. Shows that he has glorified his Father, by fulfilling his will upon earth, and revealing him to the disciples, John 17:4-8. Prays for them, that they may be preserved in unity and kept from evil, John 17:9-16. Prays for their sanctification, John 17:17-19. Prays also for those who should believe on him through their preaching, that they all might be brought into a state of unity, and finally brought to eternal glory, John 17:20-26.


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The Gospel of John 16:1-33


Christ warns his disciples, and foretells the persecutions they should receive from the Jews, John 16:1-4. Foretells his death, and promises them the Comforter, John 16:5-7. Points out his operations among the Jews, and in the world, John 16:8-11. His peculiar influences on the souls of the disciples, John 16:12-15. Speaks figuratively of his death and resurrection, at which his disciples are puzzled, John 16:16-18. He explains and illustrates the whole by a similitude, John 16:19-22. Shows himself to be the Mediator between God and man, and that all prayers must be put up in his name, John 16:23-28. The disciples clearly comprehend his meaning and express their strong faith in him, John 16:29-30. He again foretells their persecution, and promises them his peace and support, John 16:31-33. A Study on the Holy Spirit impromptu


Invitation: 1 Baptism & 15 for prayers. December 16, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 15:1-27


Christ washes the feet of His disciples, and gives them instructions concerting humility and charity, John 13:1-17. He tells them that one of them will betray Him, John 13:18-20. The disciples doubting of whom He spoke, Peter desires John to ask Him, John 13:21-25. Jesus shows that it is Judas Iscariot, John 13:26. Satan enters into Judas, and he rises up and leaves the company, John 13:27-30. Christ shows His approaching death, and commands His disciples to love one another, John 13:31-35. Peter, professing strong attachment to Christ, is informed of his denial. John 13:36-38


Invitation: 12 for prayers. December 9, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 14:1-32


Christ washes the feet of His disciples, and gives them instructions concerting humility and charity, John 13:1-17. He tells them that one of them will betray Him, John 13:18-20. The disciples doubting of whom He spoke, Peter desires John to ask Him, John 13:21-25. Jesus shows that it is Judas Iscariot, John 13:26. Satan enters into Judas, and he rises up and leaves the company, John 13:27-30. Christ shows His approaching death, and commands His disciples to love one another, John 13:31-35. Peter, professing strong attachment to Christ, is informed of his denial. John 13:36-38


Invitation: 12 for prayers. December 2, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 13:1-38


Christ washes the feet of His disciples, and gives them instructions concerting humility and charity, John 13:1-17. He tells them that one of them will betray Him, John 13:18-20. The disciples doubting of whom He spoke, Peter desires John to ask Him, John 13:21-25. Jesus shows that it is Judas Iscariot, John 13:26. Satan enters into Judas, and he rises up and leaves the company, John 13:27-30. Christ shows His approaching death, and commands His disciples to love one another, John 13:31-35. Peter, professing strong attachment to Christ, is informed of his denial. John 13:36-38


Invitation: 10 for prayers. November 25, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 12:1-50


Jesus supper at the house of Lazarus, and Mary anoints his feet, John 12:1-3. Judas Iscariot finds fault, and reproves her, 4-6. Jesus vindicates Mary and reproves Judas, 7-8. The chief priests consult to put Lazarus to death, because through him many believed on Jesus, 9-11. He enters Jerusalem in triumph; the people meet him, and the Pharisees are troubled, 12-19. Greeks inquire after Jesus, 20-22. Our Lord's discourse on the subject, 23-26. Speaks of his passion, and is answered by a voice from heaven, 27,28. The people are astonished at the voice, and Jesus explains it to them, and foretells his death, 29-33. They question him concerning the perpetuity of the Messiah, and he instructs them, 34-36. Many believe not; and in them the saying of Isaiah is fulfilled, 37-41. Some of the chief rulers believe, but are afraid to confess him, 42,43. He proclaims himself the light of the world, and shows the danger of rejecting his words, 44-50.


Invitation: 16 for prayers. November 18, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 11:1-5


Account of the sickness of Lazarus, John 11:1. His sisters Martha and Mary send for Christ, John 11:2. Our Lord's discourse with His disciples on this sickness and consequent death, John 11:3-16. He arrives at Bethany four days after the burying of Lazarus, John 11:17,18. Martha meets Christ-their conversation, John 11:19-27. She returns and Mary goes out to meet Him, in great distress, John 11:28-33. Christ comes to the grave-His conversation there, John 11:34-42. He raises Lazarus from the dead, John 11:43-46. The priests and Pharisees, hearing of this, hold a council, and plot His destruction, John 11:47,48. The remarkable prophecy of Caiaphas, and the consequent proceedings of the Jews, John 11:49-53. Jesus withdraws into a city called Ephraim, John 11:54. They lay wait for Him at the passover, John 11:55-67.


Invitation: 10 for prayers. November 11, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 10:1-42


Christ speaks the parable of the sheepfold, John 10:1-6. Proclaims himself the door of the sheepfold, John 10:7-10, and the good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep, John 10:11-18. The Jews are again divided, some revile and some vindicate our Lord, John 10:19-21. His discourse with the Jews at the temple, on the feast of dedication, John 10:22-29. Having asserted that he was one with the Father, the Jews attempt to stone him, John 10:30,31. He vindicates his conduct, and appeals to his works, John 10:32-38. They strive to apprehend him; he escapes, and retires beyond Jordan, John 10:39,40. Many resort to and believe on him there, John 10:41,42.


Invitation: 12 for prayers. November 4, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 9:1-41


Isaiah the prophet foretold the Messiah would heal the blind, and work all manner of miracles, wonders and signs cf: Isaiah 35:ff. Account of the man who was born blind, John 9:1-5. Christ heals him, John 9:6-7. The man is questioned by his neighbors, John 9:8-12. He is brought to the Pharisees, who question him, John 9:13-17, and then his parents, John 9:18-23. They again interrogate the man, who, vindicating the conduct of Christ, is excommunicated by them, John 9:24-34. Jesus, hearing of the conduct of the Pharisees, afterwards finds the man, and reveals himself to him, John 9:35-38. He passes sentence on the obduracy and blindness of the Pharisees, John 9:39-41.


Invitation: 7 for prayers. October 28, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 8:1-59


The story of the woman taken in adultery, John 8:1-11. Jesus declares himself the light of the world, John 8:12. The Pharisees cavil, John 8:13. Jesus answers, and shows his authority, John 8:14-20. He delivers a second discourse, in which he convicts them of sin, and foretells their dying in it, because of their unbelief, John 8:21-24. They question him; he answers, and foretells his own death, John 8:25-29. Many believe on him, in consequence of this last discourse, John 8:30. To whom he gives suitable advice, John 8:31, 32. The Jews again cavil, and plead the nobility and advantages of their birth, John 8:33. Jesus shows the vanity of their pretensions, and the wickedness of their hearts, John 8:34-47. They blaspheme, and Christ convicts and reproves them, and asserts his Divine nature, John 8:48-58. They attempt to stone him, John 8:59.


Invitation: 8 for prayers. October 21, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 7:1-53


Jesus continues in Galilee, John 7:1. He is desired to go to the feast of tabernacles, John 7:2-5. His answer, John 7:6-9. He goes up, and the Jews seek him at the feast, John 7:10-13. He teaches in the temple, John 7:14-24. The Jews are confounded by his preaching, John 7:25-27. He continues to teach; they wish to slay him, John 7:28-30. Many of the people believe on him, John 7:31. The Pharisees murmur, and our Lord reasons with them, John 7:32-36. His preaching on the last day of the feast, John 7:37-39. The people are greatly divided in their opinions concerning him, John 7:40-44. The officers, who were sent by the Pharisees to take him, return, and because they did not bring him, their employers are offended, John 7:45-49. Nicodemus reasons with them, John 7:50-53.


Invitation: 8 for prayers. October 14, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 6:1-71


Sea of Tiberias, & multitude follows, 1-4. He feeds 5,000 with 5 loaves, & 2 fishes, 5-13. They acknowledge him to be the prophet of Deut. 18:15ff, 14. They plan to force him to become king; He withdraws from the multitude, 15. Disciples take ship, go towards Capernaum, & are overtaken by a storm, 16-18. Christ comes, walking on water, 19-21. People take boats & follow him, 22-24. He reproves fleshly motives, 25-27. They profess desire to be instructed, 28. Christ preaches, & shows them He is the bread of life, & they who reject him are without excuse, 29-40. They are offended, 41,42. He asserts & illustrates His foregoing discourse, 43-51. They again protest & Christ gives further explanations, 52-59. Several disciples stumble at His assertion; unless they ate His flesh & drank His blood they could not have life, 60. He shows them that His words are to be spiritually understood, 61-65. Several withdraw from Him, 66. He questions the 12, whether they will forsake Him, & Peter answers for all, 67-69. Christ exposes Judas, 70, 71.


Invitation: 1 Baptisms & 11 for prayers. October 7, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 5:1-47


The man who had been diseased thirty-eight years healed on the Sabbath day, John 5:1-9. The Jews cavil, persecute Christ, and seek to kill him, because he had done this cure on the Sabbath, John 5:10-16. Our Lord vindicates his conduct, and shows, from the testimony of the Father, the Scriptures, John the Baptist, and his own works, that he came from God, to be the light and salvation of the world, John 5:17-39. He reproves the Jews for their obstinacy, John 5:40; hatred to God, John 5:41-42; pride, John 5:43-44; and disbelief of their own law, John 5:45-47.


Invitation: 1 Baptisms & 11 for prayers. September 30, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 4:1-45


Jesus finding that the Pharisees took offence at his making many disciples, leaves Judea to pass into Galilee, 4:1-3. And passing through Samaria comes to Sychar, and rests at Jacob's well, 4:4-6. While his disciples were gone to the city to buy meat, a woman of Samaria comes to draw water, with whom our Lord discourses at large on the spiritual nature of His religion, the perfection of the Divine nature, and the purity of his worship, 4:7-24. On His informing her that He was the Messiah, she leaves her pitcher, and goes to inform her townsmen, 4:25-30. His discourse with His disciples in her absence, 4:31-38. Many of the Samaritans believe on Him, 4:39-42; He stays two days with them, and goes into Galilee, 4:43-45. He comes to Cana, and heals the son of a nobleman, in consequence of which He believes on Him, with family, 4:46-54


Invitation: 9 for prayers. September 23, 2012 Bulletin

The Gospel of John 3:1-36


The conversation between Nicodemus and our Lord, about the new birth and faith in his testimony, John 3:1-15 cf: Acts 2:38. The love of God, the source of human salvation, John 3:16. Who are condemned, and who are approved, John 3:17-21. Jesus and his disciples come to Judea, and baptize, John 3:22. John baptizes in AEnon, John 3:23-24. The disciples of John and the Pharisees dispute about purifying, John 3:25 The discourse between John and his disciples about Christ, in which the excellence, perfection, and privileges, of the Christian dispensation are pointed out, John 3:26-36.


Invitation: 9 for prayers. September 16, 2012 Bulletin
Brother Kelly is a Guest Minister at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ.
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The Gospel of John 2:1-26


The miracle at Cana in Galilee, where our Lord changed water into wine, John 2:1-11. He goes to Capernaum, John 2:12. He purges the temple at the feast of the Passover, John 2:13-17. The Jews require a miracle, as a proof that he had authority to do these things, John 2:18. In answer he refers to his own death and resurrection, John 2:19-22. Many believe on him while at the feast of the Passover, to whom Jesus would not trust himself, John 2:23-25.


Invitation: 11 for prayers. September 9, 2012 Bulletin
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The Gospel of John 1:1-47


The eternity of the Divine Logos, or Word of God, the dispenser of light and life, 1-5. The mission of John the Baptist, 6-13. The incarnation of the Logos or Word of God, 14. John's testimony concerning the Logos, 15-18. The priests and Levites question him concerning his mission and his baptism, 19-22. His answer, 23-28. His farther testimony on seeing Christ, 29-34. He points him out to two of his disciples, who thereupon follow Jesus, 35-37. Christ's address to them, 38,39. Andrew invites his brother, Simon Peter; Christ's address to him, 40-42. Christ calls Philip, and Philip invites Nathanael, 43-46. Christ's character of Nathanael, 47. A remarkable conversation between him and this disciples.


Invitation: 1 Baptism & 11 for prayers. September 2, 2012 Bulletin
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The Word Made Flesh THE PROLOGUE John 1:1-18


  1. The Word in Relation to God  1:1-2
  2. The Word in Relation to the World  1:3-5
  3. The Word in Relation to John the Baptist and the Jews  1:6-13
  4. The Word Made Flesh  1:14-18
Gen 1:1 In The Beginning God Created Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning" does not mean that there was nothing before that event cf: John 17:24; John 17:5; Ephesians 1:4; Titus 1:2 & 11 Timothy 1:9. God (Hebrew Eloheim) is a plural noun, and created (Hebrew barraw) is a singular verb, showing the Father, Gen 1:1-3 The Word or Son, & the Holy Spirit were all involved in the creation. Created is to speak into existence out of nothing by Divine fiat: the Word of God Created. How? By faith Heb 11:3 & II Peter 3:7. What is God like? He is like Jesus. John 1:1-3. Who created the Universe? God The Word: Col 1:15-17 & Heb 1:1-14.


Invitation: 15 for prayers. August 26, 2012 Bulletin
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Zechariah's Prophecy of Living Waters


Where this lesson began: Genesis 1:1-3, Gen. 3:15 cf: Galatians 3:16, Gen. 4:25, Gen. 9:8-9,  Gen.12:1-3, Gen. 22:17-18 cf: Gal 3:16, Gen. 26:3-4, Gen. 28:12-14, Genesis 49:10-11, II Samuel 7:12-16, Psalm 22:1ff, Isaiah 53:1ff, Zechariah 13:1 A fountain (Hebrew maw-kote living water)to be opened for sin & uncleanness cf:  Isaiah 55:1,  Jeremiah 2:13 & Jer. 17:13, Ezekiel 47:1ff, John 4:10, John 7:37-39 living water means the coming Holy Spirit.  We must be born again of water & Spirit John 3:3-5 & Acts 2:38.  Living Waters Revelation 7:17, Rev. 22:1-2 & V:17.  Zechariah 13:6 Christ to be wounded in His hands John 20:26-29.  Zech. 13:7 The devil to smite the coming Christ cf: Matt. 26:31 the good shepherd John 10:11


Invitation: 15 for prayers. August 12, 2012 Bulletin
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Zechariah's Prophecy of Pentecost AD 30


Zechariah 12:10 Prophecy of pouring out the Spirit on Pentecost AD 30, following the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ cf: Joel 2:28-32, Matthew 3:11, Acts 1:8 & Acts 2:1-47.  When did the Jews ever pierce their God? Cf: John 19:34-37. Zechariah 13:1 A fountain (Hebrew maw-kote living water) to be opened for sin & uncleanness cf:  Isaiah 55:1,  Jeremiah 2:13 & Jer. 17:13, Ezekiel 47:1ff, John 4:10, John 7:37-39 living water means the coming Holy Spirit.  We must be born again of water & Spirit John 3:3-5 & Acts 2:38.  Living Waters Revelation 7:17, Revelation 22:1-2 & V:17.  Zechariah 13:6 Christ to be wounded in His hands John 20:26-29.  Zechariah 13:7 The devil to smite the coming Christ cf: Matthew 26:31 the good shepherd John 10:11


Invitation: 15 for prayers. August 5, 2012 Bulletin
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Judas Betrays & Sells his Lord for 30 Pieces of Silver


Judas sells his Lord for money cf: Zechariah 11:7-17 "Beauty - Covenant" God had to die to break covenant cf: Colossians 2:14 & Jeremiah 31:31ff; The Sanhedrim Resolves on Christ's Death Mark 14:1-2  cf: John 11:47-50; The Anointing of Jesus at Bethany Mark 14:2-9 Judas Sells His Lord for snitch money 30 pieces of silver the price of a slave Mark 14:10-11 cf: Zechariah 11:10-17, Matthew 26:14, Matthew 27:1-10 & Acts 1:15-20 both are the end of Judas he hung himself & finally fell down upon the rocks & busted like a watermelon. Zechariah 12:10 cf: John 19:31-36 cf: Exo. 12:46; Zech 13:1 cf: John 3:1-8 cf: Acts 2:38,  Zech. 13:6-9 cf: Matt. 26:31


Invitation: 15 for prayers. July 29, 2012 Bulletin
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Jesus Triumphal Entry: Zechariah 9:9


Matthew 21:1-46: Christ rides into Jerusalem upon an ass, in fulfillment of the prophecy of: Genesis 49:10-11 & Zechariah 9:9; He Expels money changers, Matthew 21:12 in fulfillment of Malachi 3:1-7, blind & lame healed, Matthew 21:14 cf: Isaiah 35:5, Parables of 2 sons & vineyard Matthew 21:28-41,  Royal & Triumphal Entrance into Jerusalem:  Mark 11 Official Entrance into Jerusalem. Mark 11:1-11 cf: Genesis 49:10-11, Revelation 19:11-16, Zechariah 9:9-11, Psalm 118:25-26 & Malachi 3:1-5; The Barren Fig Tree Cursed. Mark 11:12-14 cf: Hos. 9:10, Matt 23:23, Matthew 7:15-20, Jeremiah 11:1-3, Isaiah 65:15; The Second Cleansing of the Temple. Mark 11:15-16 cf: Jeremiah 7:30, Ezekiel 8:15-18, Isaiah 52:11 & Isaiah 56:7; Indignation of the Jewish Rulers. Mark 11:17-19 cf: Psalm 69:9, John 11:47-50; Faith, The missing Figs of Israel. Mark 11:20-26


Invitation: 11 for prayers. July 22, 2012 Bulletin
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The Prophecies of Christ in Zechariah 3 & 6


"Filthy Garments" cf: Isa 64:6, None righteous cf: Rom 3:10-19, Isa 61:10 & Luke 15:22;  Zech. 3:9 "The Stone" cf: Dan 2:35, Ps 118:22, Isa 28:16, Isa 8:13-14, I Peter 2:1ff, Rom 9:32 & Acts 4:9-12. Priest & King will one day be united cf:  Zech. 6:11-13, Branch a figure of speech for Christ. This coming Kingdom will be peaceful cf: Isa 11:1-10 cf: Rom 15:12, Jer 23:5ff, Jer 33:15-16 "Throne". Jesus was raised from dead to sit on David's throne cf: Acts 2:29-30; Jer. 33:17 cf: Jer. 22:30 No child of evil King Jehoiakim will ever sit on David's throne, how then could Christ be born through David II Sam. 7:12-16? Cf Matt. 1:6 &11 through Joseph His step father cf: Luke 3:31 through Mary Jesus mother. Jer. 33:18 The King will be a Priest too Heb. 4:13-16


Invitation: 3 Baptisms & 16 for prayers. July 15, 2012 Bulletin
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Jeremiah, Jerusalem 70Yrs Captivity & Daniel, 70 Sabbath Yrs & Messiah


Jeremiah prophesizes 70 years of captivity cf Jeremiah 25:11-14 & 29:10 & II Chronicles 36:21 Daniel 9:1 Change of power caused Daniel to search the scriptures. The angel explains to Daniel, Daniel 9:24 These verses are dealing with the first coming of Christ not His second coming. Note Isaiah 53 says the Messiah will accomplish the same redemptive works found in this verse by sacrificing Himself for transgression cf: Isaiah 53:5, 8 &12, sin cf: Isaiah 53:10 & 12 iniquity cf: Isaiah 53:5, 6 &11. Additionally the Messiah is to bring in "everlasting righteousness" referring to the gospel and the church dispensation cf: Romans 1:16-17 & Romans 3:21-26.


Invitation: 3 Baptisms & 16 for prayers. July 8, 2012 Bulletin
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5 Things we do to Worship God on The Lord's Day


Worship Summaries:  Acts 2:42, John 4:23-24, Hebrews 10:25.  1. Lord's Supper:   Exo. 12: 1-15, 22-27& 29-30, Matt. 26:17-30,          Mark 14:15-26, Luke 22:13-20 & I Corinthians 11:23-32.  2. Preaching:  Mark 16:15-16, I Cor. 1:18, II Timothy 2:2 & 3:14-4:5.  
3.
Singing:   Matthew 26:30, I Cor. 14:15, Ephesians 5:19, Col. 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, James 5:13 & II Chronicles 29:2530.  4. Praying:   Acts 2:42, Luke 11:1-13.  5. Giving:   I Corinthians 16:1-2 & II Corinthians 9:6-9.


Invitation: 8 for prayers. July 1, 2012 Bulletin
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I Do Not Praise You


Sermon:  Chevy Orosco - I Do Not Praise You - I Corinthians 11:17-34


Invitation: 12 for prayers. June 24, 2012 Bulletin
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False Doctrine of the Sinner's Prayer


Sermon by Bro Eric Jenkins
False Doctrine of the Sinner's Prayer.  Heavenly Father, I know I've sinned against you and that my sins separate me from you. I am truly sorry. I now want to turn away from my sinful past and turn to you for forgiveness. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, that He was raised from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become my Savior and the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You and to convict me when I sin. I pledge to grow in grace and knowledge of you. My greatest purpose in life is to follow your example and do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

1.Rom10:13   2.Rom10:9-18   3.Rom1:16   4.ICor 15:1-4   5.Acts 2:1-42   6.Joel 2:28-32   7.Acts8:3-13  8.Acts 8:26-40   9.Acts10:34-48  10.Acts16:14-23  11.Acts 16:25-33   12.Acts 18:1-8   13.Acts 19:16

Hear: Rom10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God   Faith: Heb11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.   Repent: Luke13:31 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.  Confess: Matt 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before the Father which is in heaven.  Baptisim: Mark 16:15-16 And he said to them, go ye into the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believed not shall be damned.  Remain faithful: John 8:31 The said Jesus to the Jews which believed on him, if you continue in my word, then ye shall know the truth and the trout shall make you free. End Revelation 3:20-22.


Invitation: 10 for prayers. June 17, 2012 Bulletin
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Passover and Pentecost: Christ and the Church


Sermon by Bro Manuel Santiago
Exodus 12:1-30 God's institution of the Lord's Passover; Leviticus 23:1-17 Feast of the first fruits of the wheat harvest ( Pentecost) cf Exodus 34:22; Gen 4:1-5 Abel offers the firstling of the flock and Cain offers of the fruit of the ground. Why did God respect Abel's offering and not Cain's? Matt 23:35 Abel was righteous and faithful cf Heb 11:4. Therefore Abel offered a more excellent sacrifice than Cain; John 3:12 Cain was evil and wicked. Would Cain's offering have been accepted if his works were good? Malachi 3:3 (1-3); If he offered the first fruits? Leviticus 5:11 (7-13) concerning sin offerings  cf Leviticus 2:1ff concerning meat offerings. Matt 5:23-24; Gen 4:8 Cain kills Abel; I Cor 5:7 Passover signifies Christ. Matthew 16:13-18 Jesus foretells of the church; Acts 2:1ff  Pentecost, the Holy Spirit poured out, church begins, first fruits; Why do we worship on Sunday? The Church established/began on Sunday cf Acts 20:7


Invitation: 2 Baptisms & 14 for prayers. June 10, 2012 Bulletin
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The New Covenant & The Church of Christ


The New Covenant & The Church of Christ - Jeremiah 31:15 cf: Matt 2:17; Jeremiah 31:16 Captivity for Judah Jeremiah 31:21 cf: Isaiah 35:8; Jeremiah 31:27 Promise of Return from Captivity; Jeremiah 31:28 God to Build Up; Jeremiah 31:29 The Fathers ate sour grapes (forbidden fruit) Children's teeth set on edge (Children being punished for the sins of the fathers); Jeremiah 31:30 cf: Matt 23:30-36; Jeremiah 31:31 cf: Matt 26:26-30; Jeremiah 31:32 cf: Exo 19:3-8 cf: Matt 13:44 & I Peter 2:5ff; Jeremiah 31:32 cf: Hosea 1:2ff Idolatry Spiritual Adultery; Jeremiah 31:33 cf: II Cor 3:3 & Rom 12:1-2; Jeremiah 31:34 cf: John 3:1-5 Hebrews 8:3-13 & Acts 2:37-47; The Church is the Kingdom of God Acts 2:30; Jeremiah 31:34 cf: I John 3:20, Isa 1:18, 55:1-8 & John 6:37


Invitation: 10 for prayers. May 27, 2012 Bulletin
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The Lord's Anointed


Isa 61:1-11 In the Old Testament Prophets, Priests & Kings were anointed.  The word anointed Hebrew Maw-shee-akh (Messiah) which we translate in the New Testament as Christ cf: Psalm 2:1ff, Christ the King Psalm 45:1ff, The Anointed one to be cut off Daniel 9:24-27; Jesus read Isaiah 61:1ff in His first sermon Luke 4:18-30. Note: Jesus left the word vengeance out when He reads Isaiah 61 in His first sermon & later explains that the vengeance will be in the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD cf: Luke 21:22,  Acts 4:23ff; Acts 10:38ff shows us Christ was Anointed with the Holy Spirit cf: Hebrew 1:8-9; Now we are anointed with the Holy Spirit at our baptism Acts 2:38-39, thus we are anointed II Corinthians 1:21, not to work miracles see Romans 8 as an example of the Holy Spirit in us.


Invitation: 1 Baptism & 11 for prayers. May 13, 2012 Bulletin
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Isaiah 58:1-5


This elegant chapter contains severe reproof of the Jews on account of their vices, particularly their hypocrisy in practicing `and relying on outward ceremonies, such as fasting and bodily humiliation, without true repentance. Isaiah 58:6-7 The chapter then lays down a clear and comprehensive summary of the duties they owed to their fellow men.  Isaiah 58:8-12  Great promises of happiness and prosperity are likewise promised to the performance of these duties in a variety of the most beautiful and striking images. Isaiah 58:13-14 Great temporal and spiritual blessedness of those who keep the Holy Sabbath day cf:  Hebrews 10:25 Today we are commanded to assemble upon the first day of the week Acts 20:7.


Invitation: 9 for prayers. May 6, 2012 Bulletin
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Living Water and the Church of Christ


Isaiah 55:1-55:13  Isaiah 55:1 cf: Isaiah 35:6-7, Hebrew: maw-kote= living water cf: Jeremiah 2:13, Zechariah 12:10, Zechariah 13:1 & V:6-7, cf: John 4:10-14 & John 7:37-39, Acts 2:37-47. Isaiah 55:2-3 cf: Acts 13:34. Isa 55:4-5 The result of the suffering servants work. The invitation.  Isaiah 55:6-7 is man's job. Isaiah 55:8-9 The incomprehensible purposes of God. Isaiah 55:10 Blessings upon the Church. Isaiah 55:11 The word will bear fruit, cf: Isaiah 8:20 & Mark 16:15-16. Isaiah 55:12 The Jews to return from the Babylonian captivity with peace, cf: Psalm 1:26. Isaiah 55:13 The Lord will give the Church a name, cf: Isaiah 56:5, Isaiah 62:2 new name to be given when Gentiles obey Gospel , Isaiah 65:15, Acts 11:1, 26 Christians is the new name, Acts 4:12, and Romans 16:16 the Churches of Christ.


Invitation: 8 for prayers. April 29, 2012 Bulletin
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The Song of the Church of Christ in Prophecy


The Song of the Church of Christ in Prophecy Isaiah 54:1-55:13 Isa 54:1 Historically the Gentiles are pictured as barren versus Israel pictured as the married wife, cf: Gal 4;27. Isa 54:2 Kick off your shoes & stay awhile cf: Heb 5:2. Isa 54:3-4 The growth of the Kingdom. Isa 54:5 The Lord will marry the Church. Isa 54:6-8 The Gentiles, pictured as a jilted woman. Isa 54:9 Is an illustration that God will cease the universal collective judgment of the Gentiles. Isa 54:10 God has entered into a covenant of peace with the Church, cf: Rom 5:1. Isa 54:11-12 The beauty of the Church is described as precious stones, cf: Rev 21:9-21. Isa 54:13 All taught of God, cf: Jn 6:45. Isa 54:14 The righteousness of God, cf: Rom 1:16-17. Isa 54:15-17 cf: Psa 91, Rom 8:31ff & Heb 13:6. The Suffering Servant's invitation to all world enter His Kingdom & share in His blessings. Isa 55:1 cf: Jn 4:10-14 & John 7:37-39. Isa 55:2-3 cf: Acts 13:34. Isa 55:4-5 The result of the Messiah's work. The invitation.  Isaiah 55:6-7 is man's job. Isaiah 55:8-9 The incomprehensible purposes of God. Isa 55:10 Blessings upon the Church. Isa 55:11 The word will bear fruit, cf: Isa 8:20 & Mk 16:15-16. Isa 55:12 The Jews to return from the Babylonian captivity with peace, cf: Ps 126:1ff. Isa 55:13 The Lord will give the Church a new name, cf: Isa 56:5, 62:2, 65:15, Acts 11:1, 26, 4:12, Rom 16:16.


Invitation: 1 Baptism & 9 for prayers. April 22, '12 Bulletin
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The Suffering Servant of God: Isaiah 52:13-53:12


Jews claim Isaiah 53 is talking about suffering of the nation of Israel.  In this chapter, the personal pronoun "He" is used 18 times, "His" is used 13 times, & "Him" is used 10 times, which means God used personal pronouns 41 times to prove this coming Messiah will suffer for the sins of the people.  Furthermore, He is contrasted to the people in v 8.  Isa 53:1A, Paul quotes this verse in Rom. 10:16, & says Isaiah is talking about Jesus.  Arm of the Lord means saving power of God, Isa 53:1B, cf: Exo 6:6. Christ's vicarious atonement Isa 53:2-4. Stripes Isa 53:5 cf: Matt 27:26, All are sinners Isa 53:6, cf: Rom 3:10-20. Opened not His mouth Isa 53:7, cf John 19:10.  Isa 53:8 Prison cf: Matt 27:27-29, "Judgment" cf: Mat 27:19, He is to be Killed, Isa 53:8. He is crucified with "Wicked" cf: Mat 27:38. Isa 53:9A. Buried rich man's tomb, Isa 53:9B, Mat 27:57-60. God will see His "seed or child, & prolong His days, Isa 53:10, How? When He has been killed in v 8, buried in v 9 ? God will resurrect Him from the Grave, Gen 3:15 & Gal. 3:16, Because of His atonement, He is now called a righteous Servant, Isa. 53:11, cf: II Cor 5:21, who will justify many & Rom. 3:21ff.  Isa 53:12, there is just one mediator between God and men I Tim 2:5.


Invitation: 14 for prayers. April 8, 2012 Bulletin
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Resurrection: Luke 24


The women coming early to the sepulcher on the first day of the week, bringing spices, find stone rolled away, & the empty tomb, 1-3. They see a vision of angels, who announce Christ's Resurrection. 4-8 The women return & tell the eleven disciples, 9-10. Disciples believe not, but Peter goes & examines the tomb, 11-12. Christ, unknown, appears to two of the disciples who were going to Emmaus, & talks with them, 13-29. While they are eating together, He makes Himself known, & disappears, 30-31 They return to Jerusalem, & announce His resurrection to the rest of the disciples, 32-35. Jesus Himself appears to them, & gives them many infallible proofs of the reality of His resurrection, 36-43. He preaches to them, & gives them the promise of the Holy Spirit, 44-49. He takes them to Bethany, ascends to heaven in their sight, 50-51. They worship Him, & return to Jerusalem, 52-53.


Invitation: 1 Baptism & 18 for prayers. April 8, 2012 Bulletin
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The Coming Servant: Isaiah 49-52


Isaiah 42:19, Isaiah 43:10-11, Isa.43:18-21, Isaiah 44:6-8, Cyrus Isaiah 45:1 & 4, Isaiah 46:3-4 &12-13.  Isaiah 49:1 cf: Luke 1:31-33 & Matthew 1:18-21, Isaiah 49:2 cf: Mark 13:31, Ephesians 6:17, Hebrews 4:12, Rev. 1:16, Isaiah 42:3 cf: Luke 22:24-27, Isaiah 42:4-6 cf: Acts 13:47, Isaiah 49:7-8 cf: II Cor. 6:2 & Isaiah 49:13 & 16. Isaiah 50:4 cf: Matthew 22:41-46 & weary cf: Matthew 11:28-30. Isaiah 50:5-6 smiters cf: Matthew 27:26, spitting cf: Matthew 26:66-68, Isaiah 50:7 flint cf: Luke 9:51 cf: Ezekiel 3:7-11, Isaiah 51:5-8 cf: Jude 3.  Isaiah 52:3 cf: Isa.55:1, Isaiah 52:7 preaching cf: Romans 10:7, Isaiah 52:8-11 cf: II Cor. 6:17, Isaiah 52:13 be very high cf: John 3:14, 8:28 & 12:32, Isaiah 52:14-15 cf: Romans 15:21.


Invitation: 10 for prayers. April 1, 2012 Bulletin
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The Servant's Song: Isaiah 42


Isaiah 35 God's judgments have made Israel & Judah a wilderness. 35:2 with the coming of the Messiah the wilderness will blossom with the glory of the Lord. 35:3 too weak to work or fight, unable to stand or walk from fear of Assyria cf: Heb.12:12. Isa 35:4 vengeance cf: Lk. 21:20-22 cf: Acts 8:1 & II Thess. 1:6-8 save you cf: Lk. 19:10. Isa 35:5 Eyes of the blind & ears of the deaf cf: Matt.9:27-31, John 9:1-7, John 9:14-25 & Mark 7:32-35.  Isa. 35:6 lame man leap John 5:2-15 & Acts 3:1-9.  Matt. 11:2-6.  John 7:37-39.  Isaiah 35:7 cf:  Isa 34:13. Isa 35:8 Jer 6:16.  Isa 35:9 cf: I Pet 5:8-9. Isa. 35:10 Zion cf:  Heb 12:22-24 sorrow Rev. 21:4


Invitation: 10 for prayers. March 24, 2012 Bulletin
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The Signs of the Messiah: Isaiah 35


Isaiah 35 God's judgments have made Israel & Judah a wilderness. 35:2 with the coming of the Messiah the wilderness will blossom with the glory of the Lord. 35:3 too weak to work or fight, unable to stand or walk from fear of Assyria cf: Heb.12:12. Isa 35:4 vengeance cf: Lk. 21:20-22 cf: Acts 8:1 & II Thess. 1:6-8 save you cf: Lk. 19:10. Isa 35:5 Eyes of the blind & ears of the deaf cf: Matt.9:27-31, John 9:1-7, John 9:14-25 & Mark 7:32-35.  Isa. 35:6 lame man leap John 5:2-15 & Acts 3:1-9.  Matt. 11:2-6.  John 7:37-39.  Isaiah 35:7 cf:  Isa 34:13. Isa 35:8 Jer 6:16.  Isa 35:9 cf: I Pet 5:8-9. Isa. 35:10 Zion cf:  Heb 12:22-24 sorrow Rev. 21:4


Invitation: 10 for prayers. March 18, 2012 Bulletin
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Christ a Sure Foundation and a Corner Stone: Isaiah 28:16


cf: Ephesians 2:19-22. Isaiah 8:13-16 Christ shall be a sanctuary for some, but a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence for others cf: Romans 9:32-33. Psalms 118:18-23 Christ a cornerstone will be refused by the Jews but become the head stone of the corner cf: Matthew 21:28-46.  Peter speaking under inspiration tells us we are tracking these verses correctly cf: Acts 4:7-13, Jesus is the stone. I Peter takes these Old Testament passages and again teaches Jesus is the corner stone cf: Peter 2:1-10.


Invitation: 9 for prayers. March 11, 2012 Bulletin
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I & II Kings


1. The reign of King Solomon 2. Division of the kingdom and the parallel history of the two kingdoms of Judah & Israel. 3. The destruction of Israel by Assyria. 4. History of Judah to the Babylonian captivity.  I Kings opens with the Hebrew nation in its glory & II Kings closes with the nation in ruin. By I Kings 12 The kingdom had lasted a hundred and twenty years.  Saul ruled for forty years, David forty years and Solomon forty years. After the death of Solomon the kingdom was divided.  The Ten tribe forming the Northern Kingdom called Israel. Judah and Benjamin formed the southern kingdom called Judah.  The Northern kingdom lasted over two hundred years and was destroyed by Assyria in 721 BC. The Southern kingdom lasted a little over three hundred years and was destroyed by Babylon in 586 BC.


Invitation: 9 for prayers. March 4,  2012 Bulletin
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David's Beatitudes


Blessed is the man ... whose delight is in the Law of the Lord Psalm 1:1ff; Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him Psalm 2:12;  Blessed is he whose Transgression is forgiven Psalm 32:1; Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord Psalm 33:12 cf: Psalm 9:17; Blessed is the man that takes Refuge in the Lord Psalm 34:8; Blessed is he who considers the Poor Psalm 41:1; Blessed are they that Dwell in the Lord's House Psalm 84:4; Blessed is the man whose Strength is in the Lord Psalm 84:5; Blessed is the man whom Thou Chastenest, O Lord Psalm 94:12 cf: Hebrews 12:4-11; Blessed is He who fears the Lord Psalm 112:1; Blessed are they that Keep His Testimonies, that seek Him with the Whole Heart Psalm 119:2.  Psalm 91 A Hymn of Trust One of the best Loved Magnificent Psalms. Amaizing promises of security to those who Trust God.  Read it Often.


Invitation: 2 Baptism & 6 for prayers. February 26, 2012 Bulletin
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Prophecies of Christ in the Psalms


Psalms which New Testament declares refer to Christ. "Thou art My Son: this day have I begotten Thee" Psalm 2:7cf: Acts 13:33. "Thou hast put all things under His feet" Psalm 8:6 cf: Hebrews 2:6-10."Thou wilt not leave My soul in Hades: neither wilt Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption" Psalm 16:10 cf: Acts 2:27."My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" Psalm 22:1 cf: Matthew 27:46. "He trusted in God, let God deliver Him" Psalm 22:8 cf: Matthew 27:43. "They pierced my hands and feet" Psalm 22:16 cf: John 20:25. "They part My garments among them; and upon My vesture did they cast lots Psalm 22:18 cf: John 19:24. "Lo, I am come to do Thy will, O God" Psalm 40:7,8 cf: Hebrews 10:7. "Thy Throne, O God, is Forever and Ever" Psalm 45:6 cf: Hebrews 1:8 "Zeal for Thy House hath eaten me up" Psalm 69:9 cf: John 2:17. "They gave me gall, and in My Thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink Psalm 69:21 cf: Matthew27:34, 48. "His office (the Betrayer) let another take" Psalm 109:8 cf: Acts 1:20."Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord" Psalm 118:26 cf: Matthew 21:9.  "My own familiar friend, who did eat My bread, lifted up his heel against Me" Psalm 41:9 cf: John 13:18. "The Lord said unto My Lord, Sit on My right hand till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool  Psalm 110:1 cf: Matthew 22:44. "God has sworn, Thou art a Priest Forever after the order of Melchizedek" Psalm 110:4 cf: Hebrews 7:17.The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner" (Psalm 118:22 cf: Matt 21:42.Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne" Psalm 132:11 CF: John 1:1 & 14 cf: Acts 2:30.


Invitation: 1 Baptism & 16 for prayers. February 19, 2012 Bulletin
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King David's Great Sin and Repentance


King David's seed (child or descendant) promised an eternal Kingdom II Samuel 7:12-16. David kills an innocent man to get his wife II Samuel 11:1-27; The Parable of Nathan the prophet to David: II Samuel 12:1-14 the enemies of the Lord blaspheme cf: Psalm 69:5-6; The figure of speech "You understood" in this Psalm when David repents cf: Psalm 51:1-10 cf: guard your heart Proverbs 4:23, Psalm 51:11-17 cf: humble yourself and be contrite Isaiah 57:15, Psalm 51:18-19, cf: Jesus said the men of Nineveh repented Matthew 12:38-41 so if we do what the men of Nineveh did we will repent and Jonah 3:3-10 teaches real repentance is turning from our evil way. Godly sorrow. II Cor.  7:10.   David Suffered greatly for his sin: Psalm 38:1-16 cf: Psalm 73:1-3, Psalm 38:16-18 cf: Psalm 32:1-6.


Invitation: 1 Baptism, 8 for prayers. February 12, 2012 Bulletin
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Psalm 69 King David & Christ


The Jews understood Scriptures as speaking to every generation, they have a special relevance to the time of the Messiah and the last days of the Jews. God promises punishment for David II Sam. 12:10. David describes how he feels, as shadow of Christ's suffering Psalm 69:1-4 they will hate the Messiah without cause cf: John 15:22-25. Psalm 69:5 David's suffering has caused self-examination II Cor. 5:21.Psalm 69:6 cf: II Sam. 12:14. Psalm 69:7 shame of one, shame of all. Psalm 69:8 cf: John 7:2-5. Psalm 69:9 zeal cf: John 2:13-17 & reproaches substituted Romans 15:2-3. Psalm 69:10-12 cf: Matt.27:41-44.  PSALM 69:13-21 symbolic of the brutal treatment Christ received gall cf: Matthew 27:34 & vinegar John 19:28-30. Their table became a snare Psalm 69:22 cf: Romans 11:7-10. Psalm 69:23-24 There was Enemies of David & Christ. Psalm 69:25 cf: Acts 1:20 cf: Psalm 109:8. Psalm 69:26-28 The enemies of God's elect and chosen have the wrath of God upon them. Psalm 69:29-34 David is impressive for knowing how to praise God in the midst of suffering.  Psalm 69:35-36 although it sounds physical & geographic Zion is really Spiritual and it is a Spiritual Jerusalem we look for cf: Hebrews 12:22-24.


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Prophecies of the Christ in the Psalms


Prophecies of the Christ in the Psalms: Refresh Psalm 2 in your mind. Psalm 8:1-2 Out of the mouth of babes cf: Matt. 21:16 &     I Corinthians 1:27, Why would God visit the descendants of men? Psalm 8:3-6 cf: Hebrews 2:6-9 & Matt. 28:18. King David was a Prophet and he foresaw the resurrection of Christ Psalm 16:8-10 cf: Acts 2:25-30.  Psalm 16:11 Just one way to God cf: Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 35:8,  Jeremiah 32:39 & Matthew 7:13-14. Refresh Psalm 22 in your mind. Psalm 45:1-7 cf: Hebrews 1:3-12.  Anointed cf: Luke 4:14-19, Acts 4:27 & Acts 10:38-41. Psalm 69:4 they will hate the Messiah without cause cf: John 15:25, Psalm 69:9 cf: John 2:17.  Gall & vinegar Psalm 69:20-21 cf: Matthew 27:34 & John 19:28-30, Their table become a snare Psalm 69:22
cf: Romans 11:7-9.


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Isaiah 11: The Peaceful Kingdom of God & The Church of Christ (Part 2)


Isaiah 2:1-4 The Kingdom of God also known as the Church of Christ will conquer the world peacefully and not by the sword and the peace we experience is Peace with God cf: Romans 5:1 through our Lord Jesus Christ. As Christians God will not be the cause of our troubles cf: Isaiah 54:13-17. Isaiah 11:1 The Messiah to be a descendant of Jesse who was King David's father cf: Isa. 27:6 Branch is a metaphor for the coming Messiah cf: Jer. 23:5-6, Jer 33:15-16, Zech. 3:8-9, Zech. 6:11-13 & John 19:5. Isaiah 11:2 Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him cf: Luke 3:21-23, Luke 4:1 & 18-19. Isaiah 2:3 the fear of the Lord cf: Hebrews 5:7. He shall not Judge after the sight of His eves cf: Romans 2:16. Isaiah 11:4 Righteousness cf: Eph. 6:14. The Poor & the Meek of the earth cf: Matthew 5:3-10, Rod of His mouth & breath of His lips cf: Isa. 49:2, Heb. 4:12, Rev. 1:16, Rev. 2:12, I Thess. 2:8, Eph. 6:17 The Greek Thracian Sword, Metaphors of Christ Coming in Judgment on Israel & Judah Isaiah 11:5-6 little child cf; Matt. 18:3-4. Isa 1:7-9 holy mountain cf: Isa. 2:1ff. Isa. 11:10 cf: Rom. 15:12.


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Isaiah 11: The Peaceful Kingdom of God & The Church of Christ (Part 1)


Isaiah 2:1-4 The Kingdom of God also known as the Church of Christ will conquer the world peacefully and not by the sword and the peace we experience is Peace with God cf: Romans 5:1 through our Lord Jesus Christ.   As Christians God will not be the cause of our troubles cf: Isaiah 54:13-17. Isaiah 11:1 The Messiah to be a descendant of Jesse  who was King David's father cf: Isa. 27:6 Branch is a metaphor for the coming Messiah cf: Jer. 23:5-6, Jer 33:15-16, Zech. 3:8-9, Zech. 6:11-13 & John 19:5.  Isaiah 11:2 Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him cf: Luke 3:21-23, Luke 4:1 & 18-19. Isaiah 2:3 the fear of the Lord cf: Hebrews 5:7. He shall not Judge after the sight of His eves cf: Romans 2:16.  Isaiah 11:4 Righteousness cf: Eph. 6:14.  The Poor & the Meek of the earth cf: Matthew 5:3-10, Rod of His mouth & breath of His lips cf:  Isa. 49:2, Heb. 4:12, Rev. 1:16, Rev. 2:12, I Thess. 2:8, Eph. 6:17 The Greek Thracian Sword, Metaphors of Christ Coming in Judgment on Israel & Judah Isaiah 11:5-6 little child cf; Matt. 18:3-4. Isa 11:7-9 holy mountain cf: Isa. 2:1ff. Isa. 11:10 cf: Rom. 15:12.


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The Peaceful Nature of the Kingdom of God


Isaiah 2:1-4 The Kingdom of God also known as the Church of Christ will conquer the world peacefully and not by the sword.  In Isaiah 10 the prophet has described the destruction of the Assyrian Army under the imagery of a mighty forest of trees cut down & laid level with the ground by the axe wielded by the coming Messiah. In opposition to this image, He presents the Messiah as a great person who is the subject of this coming Chapter.  Isaiah 11:1 The Messiah to be a descendant of Jesse  who was King David's father.  Branch is a metaphor for the coming Messiah cf: Jer. 23:5-6, Jer 33:15-16, Zech. 3:8-9, Zech. 6:11-13 & John 19:5.  Isaiah 11:2 Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him cf: Luke 3:21-23, Luke 4:1 & 18-19. Isaiah 2:3 the fear of the Lord cf: Hebrews 5:7. He shall not Judge after the sight of His eves cf: Romans 2:16.  Isaiah 11:4 Righteousness cf: Eph. 6:14.  The Poor & the Meek of the earth cf: Matthew 5:3-10, Rod of His mouth & breath of His lips cf: I Thess. 2:8, Isaiah 11:5-6 little child cf; Matt. 18:3-4. Isa 11:7-9 holy mountain cf: Isa. 2:1ff. Isa. 11:10 cf: Rom. 15:12


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Predictive Prophecy and the Kingdom of God


Predictive prophecy proves the inspiration of scripture. God challenges  the false prophets to tell us of the past and tell us of  the future cf: Isaiah 41:21-24, Only God knows the future Isaiah 42:9, There is only one God who tells the future: Isaiah 45:20-23 cf: Romans 14:11-12 & Philippians 2:9-11, Isaiah 46:9-10 & Isaiah 48:3-7.  God Promised King David to establish his Kingdom II Samuel 7:12-16,  Isaiah 2:1-2 last days cf: Acts 2:16-17 & Hebrews 1:11-2, Lord's house cf:  I Timothy 3:15, all nations cf: Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16 & Acts 1:8.   We will have a Divine Teacher Isaiah 2:3 He will teach us of His ways cf: John 6:45 & Hebrews 1:1-2.  Isaiah 2:3 Out of Zion shall go forth the law cf; James 1:25 & James 2:8 Jesus taught this Royal law on Zion to the Jews cf: Matthew 22:34-40. Isaiah 2:3 The word of the Lord from Jerusalem cf: Luke 24:47 & Acts 1:8.


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Who was Jesus? Was Jesus God? Who Did Jesus Claim to Be?


Jesus born of a virgin Isaiah 7:14-15,  The child to be born is to be: ... The mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6 He is the eternal Word (Logos) of God Made Flesh John 1:1-5 & 14.  There is only one God Deuteronomy 6:4-5 the Shema in Hebrew  means Hear in English.  Isaiah 43:10-11   I AM Exodus 3:14, Jesus many times used the I AM Title (ego eimi) Which is the Sacred Name for God for Himself:  "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12); "I am the way, the truth and the life" (John 14:6); "I am the only way to the Father" (John 14:6) "I am the resurrection and the life" (John 11:25);  "I am the Good Shepherd" (John 10:11); "I am the door" (John 10:9); "I am the living bread" (John 6:51); "I am the true vine" (John 15:1ff); "I am the Alpha and Omega" Rev.1:7,8).  Did Jesus tell the truth? Are His words the words of a liar and a hypocrite?  Was Jesus Crazy?  Are His words the Words of a mad man? Then the only other Choice is He told the truth and Jesus is Who He claimed to be ... Just as His enemies heard  His claims and did not want to believe Him, the Apostles heard His Claims and believed cf: Colossians 1:15-17 & Hebrews 1:1-14.


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Report to the Church on our Works


The Lord Bless thee ... Numbers 6:24-26.  We are a 116 year old, all volunteer Inner-city congregation of the Poor, the meek, the down-trodden and the homeless.  We are dedicated to Preaching the Gospel to all the World believing we can do it  and feeding the poor and homeless.  Our Preaching Ministry is in accordance with Mark 16:15-16, II Timothy 2:2 & II Timothy 3:14 through II Timothy 4:5.  Report on our Jail ministry which has taught & Baptized 849 so far this year. Report on our Inter-net  ministry & our Web site with over 800,000 hits, down-loading over 100,000 sermons and many many thousands of written lessons per year.  Report on our Radio Ministry: 1630AM North Texas, 1340 Radio Abilene, Texas. 1300AM  Radio Nashville serving Tennessee, S. Kentucky & N. Alabama.  Also we go out to most of the Earth on World Wide Christian Radio with over 2 Billion in our broadcast area. Report on our benevolence Ministry cf: I Cor. 6:1-4 & Feeding the Poor Psalm 41:1-4 cf: Psalm 32:1-6. Is it scriptural to feed hungry on Church property? I Cor 11:18-22 & I Cor. 11:34 cf: II Peter 2:13 & Jude 1:12 both written after speak of "love feasts" The Jerusalem Church fed cf: Acts 6:1--2 "daily ministration"  was feeding. Matthew 25:31-36 sounds like Main Street. We even feed our enemies Romans 12:20-21. In 274 AD during a time of persecution  of the Church, in order to expose Christians Aurelian Caesar proclaimed December 25th, the time of the winter solstice, as the birthday of the sun god Sol Invictus. To avoid persecution Christians simply decided to take the day off too & call it the Birth of Jesus.  Christmas is a Catholic holiday not found in Bible. We have 52 holidays cf: Acts 20:7.


Invitation: 3 Baptisms, 14 for prayers. December 18, 2011 Bulletin
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The Baptist: The Forerunner of the Messiah


Prophecy of John the Baptist: cf: Isaiah 40:1-11, Malachi 3:1-3 & 4:5-6; Now after 400 years of silence the angel makes the Announcement to Zacharias about the birth of John the Baptist cf: Luke 1:5-25; The Angel Gabriel announcement to Mary about the miraculous conception and birth of Jesus the Christ cf: Luke 1:26-38; The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth Luke 1:39-40; The Prophecies of Elisabeth Cf: Luke 1:41-45 and Mary's song of exultation and praise cf: Luke 1:45-56; The Birth of John the Baptist cf: Luke 1:57-63; The Prophetic song of Zacharias John the Baptist's father cf: Luke 1:64-79; John as a Child was in the Deserts cf: Luke 1:8.


Invitation: 3 for prayers. December 11, 2011 Bulletin
  Audio Sermon (MP3)            Opening Prayer & Song

Christ's Virgin Birth to Sacrifice His Body for Sin


Christ's Virgin Birth to Sacrifice His Body for Sin - The seed (Child) of the woman will walk all over Satan Genesis 3:15, He will enter the world through a young Jewish virgin cf: Isaiah 7:14 Hebrew al-maw' a damsel from aw-iam kept out of sight. Today non-believers say  God used wrong word  should have used beth-oo-law to deflower a virgin but Mary remained a virgin until the birth.  God has used same word to describe a virgin before cf: Genesis 24:16 & 43. The eternal God of the universe stepped into human history when this child was born cf: Isaiah 9:6-7  This messiah is the great I AM the self existent one cf  Exodus 3:14 & John 8:58 The mystery of our Lord's glorious incarnation is found in the opening of the Gospel of John 1:1-5 & 14. His birth makes possible the forgiveness of all sins. King David looked forward to the day that God would create a body for the messiah to be a sin offering. II Samuel 12:10-12, Psalm 51:1-3, Psalm 38:1-5 & 17-18, Psalm 32:1-6, Note the Progress of David's thinking:
    "God could save me", "God would save me if I asked" & Now: "God has forgiven me!"
Psalm 40:1-8 Sacrifice of Messiah's body Promised: Cf: Hebrews 10:4-14, Psalm 40:9-17 & Psalm 139:1-24 God's Glory, Majesty and Infinite Knowledge of all things.


Invitation: 4 for prayers. December 4, 2011 Bulletin
  Audio Sermon (MP3)      Written Lesson      Opening Prayer & Song

Psalm 22


JESUS' RESURRECTION & OUR RESURRECTION:  Job 19:23-25 redeemer Hebrew gal-al, ransom buy back cf: I Pet 1:18-19; Job 19:25-27 stand Hebrew koom get up raise up; Psalm 22:1 A Prophecy by King David written about 1,000 BC fulfilled cf: Matt 27:45-46; Psalm 22:1-7 fulfilled cf: Matt 27:39; Psalm 22:8 their words-fulfilled cf: Matt 27:43; Psalm 22:9-15 thrust fulfilled cf: John 19:28, to be brought to the dust of death for all mankind  fulfilling Gen 3:19; Psalm 22:16 dogs Hebrew keh-leb a punk or male prostitute; pierced hands and feet fulfilled cf: John 20:24-39; Psalm 22:17-18 cast lots fulfilled cf: John 19:23-24; Psalm 22:19-22 fulfilled each Lord's day cf: Heb 2:12 because of Matthew 18:20; Psalm 22:23-26 shall live forever fulfilled John 11:25-26; Psalm 22:27-28 governor fulfilled Matthew 28:18:20; Psalm 22:29 fat upon the earth cf:  Deut. 32:14-15, Eat  Worship - fulfilled Cf: John 18:28; Psalm  22:29  all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him to be fulfilled by YOU when you die cf: Rom 14:11-12 & Phil 2:9-11; Psalm 22:30 seed child cf: Genesis 3:15; Psalm 22:31 declare His righteousness Romans 1:16-17 & 3:21-26.


Invitation: 2 Baptisms & 20 for prayers. November 27, 2011 Bulletin
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Psalm 2     Written Lesson     Opening Prayer & Song      
Psalm 2 Psalm 2:1-12. This Psalm is Remarkable for it's Eloquent change of persons. It is like a heavenly stage play with different people who speak. Psalm 2:1-2 The Prophet Speaks and foretells of the coming Messiah or Christ.  How do you know this prophecy is of Christ ? An inspired Apostle tells me, I am tracking this Psalm correctly cf: Acts 4:25 ff. Psalm 2:3 The Enemies Speak Psalm 2:4-5 The Prophet Answers the Enemies Cf Luke 21:20  Psalm 2:6 God Speaks cf: Hebrews 12:22. Psalm 2:7 The Messiah Speaks cf: Son Luke 1:31,  Matt 3:13ff, Matt 17:5ff, II Peter 1:15, Acts 13:33, Romans 1:3-4, Hebrews 1:1-6 & Heb 5:5. Psalm 2:8-9 God Answers the Messiah cf: Revelation 2:27, Rev. 12:5 & Rev, 19:15 . Psalm 2:10-12 The Prophet encourages the Enemies to submit to God & His Messiah cf: Heb 6:1  Invitation:  4 Baptism & 11 for prayers.    November 20, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
The Seed of Woman or Messiah (Christ) to be a Prophet,  a King & a Priest   Opening Prayer & Song         
The Seed of Woman or Messiah (Christ) to be a Prophet, a King & a Priest  The Messiah foretold as a Prophet Deuteronomy 18:15-22 cf: Acts 3:22-26;  The Messiah foretold as a King  II Samuel 7:12-16 cf: Acts 2:30, I Cor. 15:25, I Tim 6:15, Rev.1:5, 17:14 & 19:16;  The Messiah foretold as a Priest: Zechariah said one Day the Priesthood and the Kingship would be United: Zechariah 6:11-13, Psalm 110:1-4 cf: Hebrews 2:17, Now, Christ is our eternal King & High Priest Hebrews 7:1-28 cf: Heb. 4:14-16. 
Invitation:  11 for prayers.    November 13, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
Conquest Of Canaan Land & Now Into All The World         Written Lesson       Opening Prayer & Song
Conquest Of Canaan Land & Now Into All The World  Exodus 13:17-18, God knew the people were not war-like & made provision to deliver them.  Num. 14:29, The spies returned with a bad report, & the Children of Israel were cursed to the Wilderness for 40 years.  Num. 14:39-45, The Children of Israel changed their mind & tried to fight without God.  Moses final sermon: The Children of Israel were to utterly the Canaanite's Temples of false worship, Deut. 12:2-4 & Deut. 12:30-32;  Psalm 19:17 & Galatians 6:7-8; The Children of Israel are commanded to build an altar at Mount Ebal.  Part of the people are to stand on Mount Gerizim & pronounce the blessings to the people, & part of the people are to stand on Mt Ebal & pronounce the curses to the people.  Deut. 27:1-26 & 28:1-68.  The Word is very near; Deut. 30:11-20 cf: Mark 16:15-16 & Rom 10:1-21
Invitation:  7 for prayers.    October 30, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Parable of the Great Supper        Written Lesson      Opening Prayer & Song
The Parable of the Great Supper Luke 14:1 The Chief Pharisee gives a supper on the Sabbath day, Luke 14:2, a man dropsy Luke 14:3 a question of law for the Doctors of the law Luke 14:4 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath,  Luke 14:5 cf: Isaiah 35:4-10, Luke 14:7-10 A parable regarding social graces, Luke 14:11 Humble yourself, Luke 14:12-14, cf,  I Peter 5:5, Whosoever will let him come, Luke 14:12-14 Who you should invite to a banquet, cf Isaiah 55:1,  Revelation 22:17 & Isaiah 58:6-12, Luke 14:15 Just a empty ritualistic saying, This man was at the Messianic banquet and didn't know it, cf Mark 1:14-15, Luke 14:16 A certain man is obviously God, Bade Greek kal-he-o They had replied RSVP cf: Exodus 24:7, & Joshua 1:16-17,  Luke 14:17, Jesus is the servant, cf Isaiah 42:1-7,  God has made divine preparation, cf: Psalms 31:19, Isaiah 64:4-7,  Luke 14:18 They refused the clear call of God through Jesus His servant just as their fathers had all His O.T. Prophets, Psalms 81:11, Isaiah 65:12, Jeremiah 7:13, Isaiah 53:1, Bought  ground ridiculous. Luke 14:19  Another silly excuse, Luke 14:20 A legal excuse cf Deut. 24:5, Luke 14:21, Servant came and showed God these things, cf: Daniel 7:14-15 & Mark 16:15-16, Luke 14:22, There is always room for another, John 14:1-2, Luke 14:23, Compel, God is serious, let the great supper to be filled. Luke 14:24, Behold the graciousness and the severity of God. 
Invitation:  9 for prayers.    October 23, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
There Is No God But God & Jesus Is His Prophet, Not Mohammed        Written Lesson      Opening Prayer & Song
There Is No God But God & Jesus Is His Prophet, Not Mohammed
   Deuteronomy 18:9-14 God's people are not to practice false worship as false prophets Canaan land led their people into sin.  Do not learn to do after abominations of nations cf: Isa. 44:8 & 45:20-23. Deut. 18:15 God promises to raise up a great prophet & law giver like Moses .  This proves Hebrew nation is not God's final revelation but the Messiah will deliver final word from God.  Deut.18:16 -17 Representations of God was terribly frightening. Have you ever considered what it would be like to see God?  Cf: Isa. 6:5 & Luke 2:9.  Deut. 18:18 Again God says He will raise up a future Prophet like Moses,  He will be National prophet twice: V:15 & 18  God says the prophet will come from among them, be a Hebrew , which leaves Mohammed out. He will be a Divine prophet & speak directly from God cf: John 7:16, 8:28 & Matt. 17:5.  He will be a demanding prophet cf:  Jer 35:17,  John 8:51 & 6:63.  Deut. 18:19 Your souls will depend upon listening to Him cf: John 12:48. Deut 18:20 To protect people God commands to put to death false prophets. Deut 18:21 A demonstrated prophet Matt 7:15-16, I John 4:1-3 & Acts 17:11 Deut. 18:22 Every word of a true prophet must come to pass cf I Kings 22:1-38. Prove Jesus is that Prophet: OK cf: Acts 3:22-23 The Inspired Apostles said He was!   
Invitation: 
4 Baptism & 12 for prayers.    October 16, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
The Date of the Exodus / Wilderness & Christian Rest         Written Lesson      Opening Prayer & Song
The Date of the Exodus / Wilderness & Christian Rest 
 The Bible teaches early date of 1,446 to 1,447 BC for the Exodus, rather than ate date under Rameses the Great of 1,200 to 1,290 BC.  The objections are use of Rameses Gen 47:11,  Exo 12:37 & Num 33:3 & 5.  These are updates of no longer used name. Scribal editorial updates of names gone out of use is common in Old Testament. Bethel (Hebrew beth = house, El = God)  was not named Bethel until Jacob named it Gen 28:19 later scibes edited text to Bethel Gen 12:8 & 13:3 because the name had gone out of use.  Dan was not named Dan until it was named by the Danites in Judges 18:29 but the text of Gen 14:14 was later updated by a scribe to remove a name no one any longer used.  Samaria was named Samaria by King Omri in I Kings 14:24 but later a scribe updated I Kings 13:32 to the new name Samaria. The Date of the exodus : I Kings 6:1 Solomon reigned from 971BC to 931BC. 4th year Solomon is 971BC minus  4 years, equals  967 BC plus 480 years equals 1446 or 1,447 BC for the Exodus cf: Judg 11:26  Numbers 13 & 14 cf Psalm 95:7ff, Hebrews 3 & 4  Invitation:  8 for prayers.    October 9, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
The Ten Commandments & The Covenant of Promise        Written Lesson    
The Ten Commandments & The Covenant of Promise Deut 4:13, Exo 19:5 , Matt 22:37-40: 1st Command, Against Other Gods Exo 20:2-3. 2nd Command, Against Making Or Worshipping Images Exo 20:4-6, Deut 4:15. 3rd Command, Against False Swearing Blasphemy & Irreverent Use of God's Name Exo 20:7. 4th Command, Against Breaking Sabbath & Idleness on Other Days of the Week Exo 20:8-9, Gen 2:2, Heb 4:9. 5th Command, Against Disrespect & Disobedience to Parents Exo 20:12, Prov 3:9, Eph 6:2, Deut 5:16. 6th Command, Against Murder & Cruelty Exo 20:13, Cf: Gen 9:6, 1Jn 3:15. 7th Command, Against Adultery & Uncleanliness  Exo 20:14, Matt 15:19. 8th Command, Against Stealing & Dishonesty Exo 20:15. 9th Command, Against False Testimony & Perjury Exo 20:16. 10th Command, Against Covetousness Exo 20:17, Gal 3:1-29. Rom 13:8-10 & I John 5:2-3     Invitation:  7 for prayers.    October 2, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Passover a Shadow of the Lord's Supper        Opening Prayer & Song
Passover a Shadow of the Lord's Supper   Heb.8:5 & 10:1The Importance of taking the Lord's Supper every first day of the week will be explained in today's lesson. Exodus 12:1-51, Passover a shadow of the coming substitutional death, burial, & resurrection of Christ commemorated by The Lord's Supper. Cf: I Corinthians 5:7-8. Jesus eats the Passover with His disciples which is often called The Last Supper. Matthew 26:17-30; Mark's account of the Last Supper is Mark 14:22-26. Luke's account of the Last Supper is Luke 22:14-20.  Jesus refers to eating His flesh & drinking His blood, John 6:53-58.  The apostle Paul encourages the Corinthians to examine themselves & take The Lord's Supper properly, I Corinthians 11:17-33.  The Early Church is described as continuing steadfastly in partaking of The Lord's Supper & they also assembled upon the first day of the week to break bread & partake of The Lord's Supper. Acts 20:7.    Invitation:  2 Baptism &10 for prayers.    September 25, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
Exodus From Egypt & 10 Plagues        The Date of Exodus     Opening Prayer & Song

Exodus From Egypt & 10 Plagues

Exo. 12:12 "against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgement"1. Exo 7:20.  Waters Nile turned to blood, Egyptians worshipped Anuket goddess of the Nile, name means giver life, lady ife.  2. Exo 8:1.  Plague of Frogs, Egyptians Heket, goddess fertility, depicted as naked woman with frogs head. 3. Exo 8:16.  Plague Lice, Geb Egyptian god over dust of  earth. 4. Exo. 8:24.  Grievous swarms of Flies, Khepri was the Egyptian god depicted with head of fly.  5. Exo 10:3.  Grievous pestilence on cattle, Hathor, Egyptian goddess over was depicted with head of cow. 6. Exo 9:10  Plague of Boils, Isis, Egyptian goddess of medicine & peace.  7. Exo 9:18  Plague of Hail, Nut, Egyptian goddess of the sky.  8. Exo 10:12  Plague of Locusts, Seth, Egyptian god of storms & disorder. 9. Exo 10:22  Blocking out of Sun, Ra was the sun god, most worshipped god in Egypt other than Pharaoh himself. God sent a darkness that could be felt, and this darkness was the complete absence of light.  10. Exo 12:29.  Slaying of the Firstborn, Pharaoh himself was worshipped as the actual son of Ra, manifest in the flesh.    

Invitation:  2 Baptism &13 for prayers.    September 18, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
The Messiah to be Born Through Judah        The Sceptre of Judah Genesis 49     Opening Prayer & Song
The Messiah will come thru Judah and Judah will be the Kingly ruling tribe Gen 49:8 cf Caleb Josh 14:11 & Psalm 18:40. Gen. 49:9 cf: I Chron 14:17,  the city of David was called Ariel the Lion of God cf: Isa 29:1 & the Lord is the Lion of the tribe of Judah Rev. 5:5. Gen. 49:10 scepter is what a King holds in his hand. Cf Psalm 45:6-7 & Heb 1:8-9.  Cf.  II Sam. 7:12-14. Lawgiver is authority carry out capital punishment. Shiloh the Messiah to Him who it belongs He will come meek and lowly riding on an ass and a colt cf: Zec. 9:9, Matt 21:1-17.  Royal & Triumphal Entrance into Jerusalem   -   Mark 11 Official Entrance into Jerusalem. Mk 11:1-11 cf: Gen 49:10-11, Rev 19:11-16, Lawgiver cf: Isaiah 33:22 & James 4:12. UNTIL SHILOH COME the Jews had lost the authority to put anyone to death cf: John 18:31. Their Religious & political system ceased with the destruction of their city and temple.  By then the apostles had preached the Gospel to the whole world Acts 1:8 & Rom 10:18.  The Children of Israel were pictured as a vine cf: Psalm 80:8 & Isaiah 5:1ff. Vengeance to be inflected upon His enemies  Gen. 49:11 cf Rev 19:13 Gen. 49:12: Isa. 55:1, 12:3, 8:6 John 7:37-39.    Invitation:  2 Baptism & 9 for prayers.    September 11, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:       The Messiah to be Born Through Isaac & Jacob     Opening Prayer & Song
The Messiah to be Born Through Isaac & Jacob   Esau was Isaac's firstborn, but God knowing before they were born the qualities of character of the two chose Jacob for the Messiah to come through Gen. 25:19-34 cf: Heb 12:15-17 & Rom 9:9-13 cf: Mal. 1:2-3. This is not Calvinistic predestination and becomes clear when you understand God said Romans 9:12 in 1,800BC & Romans 9:13 in 400BC. God renews the Abrahamic covenant to Isaac Gen. 26:3-4: Jacob's ladder in a dream Gen. 28:12 cf: Jesus taught He is that bridge between heaven & Earth. John 1:51. God renews the Abrahamic covenant through Jacob Gen. 28:13-22, Jacob wrestles with the angel at Peniel Gen. 32:24ff and is renamed Israel, God again appeared to Jacob at Padanaram & confirmed his name would be Israel & the Messiah would come thru him Gen 35:9ff  Joseph is sold into slavery for 20 pieces of silver Gen. 37:28.  The changing price of slaves in the ancient world is reflected in the Bible cf: Exodus 21:32 & II Kings 15:20  Invitation:  3 Baptism & 13 for prayers.    September 4, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
The Faith of Abraham and his Final Exam        Call of Abraham     Opening Prayer & Song
The Faith of Abraham and his Final Exam   The call of Abram Gen. 12:1-3, Abram's journey to the promise land Gen. 12:3-8, God promises to make Abram fruitful Gen. 15:1-5, Abram believed the Lord and He counted it to him for righteousness Gen. 15:9, God establishes His covenant with Abram & changes his name to Abraham Gen. 17:1-7 God gives Abraham circumcision as a token of the covenant. God promised Abraham a son by Sarah and Abraham laughs Gen. 17:15-17, God tells Abraham to name the new promised son Isaac which means laughter in Hebrew, God makes His covenant w/Abraham through Isaac Gen. 17:19-21. God appeared to Abraham again Gen. 18:1ff  and Sarah also laughs at the promise of God that she will bear a son Gen. 18:12. Abraham, God's friend Gen. 18:16ff, Abraham's kind of faith cf; Romans 4:17-22. The Lord visited Sarah Gen. 21:1-12 & promised Abraham: in Isaac shall thy seed be called. Abraham's Final Exam: Gen. 22:1-2 Mount Moriah cf: I Chron. 21:15-22:1 where King David is to buy the threshing floor of Ornan & King Solomon is to build the temple II Chron. 3:1 the trying of Abraham's faith cf: James 1:2-4.  The faith that works Gen. 22:2-12, the faith that believes the Lord will provide Gen. 22:13-19 cf: Heb 11:17-19    Invitation:  7 for prayers.    August 28, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
The Call of Abraham (Abram)       Opening Prayer, Song & Lord's Supper        Call of Abraham
The Call of Abraham (Abram)  The genealogy of Terah in order to introduce Abraham. Genesis 11:27-32, Ur means fire in Hebrew. Chaldeans means destruction in Hebrew. Haran means fruitlessness in Hebrew. Stephen said Abraham was called in Ur (Mesopotamia) before he went to Haran Acts 7:2-ff. The Promise given to Abraham was, personal, national & international Genesis 12:1-3. Abram journeys to the Promise Land Genesis 12:4-9. Shechem means the place of strength in Hebrew. Moreh means the place of instruction in Hebrew. Canaan means bow the knee in Hebrew. Bethel means the House of God in Hebrew. So these things become a Great Parable in the lives of all future believers and children of Abraham. Just as Abraham, we are called from: Fire, destruction and fruitlessness to a place of strength, a place of instruction, so that we might bow the knee and that place is the House of God. Abraham's journey of faith Hebrews 11:8-10 & Gal. 3:16 Abraham then goes into Egypt which is always a metaphor for the world and Satan. The Covenant of Promise Genesis 15:-17 cf: Romans 4:1-ff.
Invitation:  9 for prayers.    August 21, 2011 Bulletin  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Nations & The Fall into Idolatry     Opening Prayer, Song & Lord's Supper
The Nations & The Fall into Idolatry God's Covenant with Noah and his seed Genesis 9:1-29. The Generations of the Sons of Noah Genesis 10:1 - Genesis 11:9. Descendants of Japheth who went north, settled in the regions of the Black Sea and became the Indo-European nations Gen. 10:2-5. Descendants of Ham went south, settled the east coast of Africa, Canaan and Egypt. "Khen" an Egyptian god means Ham in Hebrew Genesis 10:6-20. The descendants of Shem became the central zone of nations Genesis 10:21-31. Shemites includes the Jews, Assyrians, Syrians and Elamites in the north Euphrates River valley. The Generations of Shem Genesis 11:10-26. From Shem to Abraham was 10 generations of 427 years. All the Nations of the world are given over to idolatry Cf: Romans 1:18-32, Isaiah 44:6-20 and Ephesians 2:11-22.  Invitation:  6 for prayers.    August 14, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
Noah and The Flood - Nephilim or Giants     Nephilim or Giants Opening Prayer, Song & Lord's Supper 

Noah and The Flood

Nephilim or Giants   Transmission of the Genesis story - Methuselah lived 969 years Genesis 5:25-27, his life over-lapped Adams' by 243 years, Noah by 600 years and Seth by 98 years, thus forming a connecting link between the Garden of Eden and the post flood world. Shem then lived till 75 years after Abraham entered the Promise Land. Date of Creation - Ussher's Chorological Order places date of creation @ 4,004 BC, The Septuagint (Greek O.T.) some 1,500 years earlier. The Hebrew Bible shows some 1,656 years between Creation & Flood. When was the Flood? If the Egyptian Kings list is correct the Septuagint date 5,500 BC less 1,656 years. If there is duplication in the Kings list then  4,004 BC less 1,656 years = 2,348 BC. Noah's Ark - approximately 450 feet long x 75 feet wide x 45 feet tall = 1,518,750 cubic feet, which is the storage capacity of 1,000 train box cars - an enormous ship. The Ringling Brothers Barman & Bailey Circus came to town in 56 box cars. Noah & the Flood Genesis 5:28 through Genesis 6:12 cf: Job 22:12-17 Genesis 6:12-9:17  Jesus Believed in Noah's Flood Cf: Matthew 24:34-39. The Hebrew writer and Noah - Hebrews 11:7, Peter taught of the flood - I Peter 3:19-21 & II Peter 2:4-9 Genesis 9:18-25 .  

  Invitation:  2 Baptism & 9 for prayers.    August 7, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
The Seed or Child of a Woman to be Messiah       Written Lesson     Opening Prayer, Song & Lord's Supper   

The Seed or Child of a Woman to be Messiah

The Serpent Deceives Eve: Genesis 3:1-15; The Seed of Woman - Will walk all over Satan Cf: Gal. 3:16 & Gal. 4:4 Jesus Christ the only Seed of Woman Not Begotten of Man; Gen. 3:15 The Messiah - Christ will bruise Satan Cf: Psa. 91:13 & The Church will over come Satan too: Luke 10: 18-19 and Rom. 16:20; Gen. 3:15 Cf: Sin & Death came by Adam & Righteousness & Life Came by Christ Jesus: Rom. 5:10-19; Col. 2:15; Heb. 2:14-15; The Punishment of Mankind - The Loss of Paradise Gen 3:15-24; Gen. 4:1-4 Cain (Hebrew - Striker) & Abel (Hebrew - Worth-less), Abel Sacrificed the blood of an innocent victim: Cf: Heb. 11:4; 1 John 3:12; Gen 4:5 Cain's Sacrifice was an attempt to worship God his own way--will worship- Col. 2:23, Cf: Heb. 9:22; Gen. 4:6-7 Cf; 1 Pet. 5:8; Gen. 4:8-10 Cf; Heb. 11-4; The Genealogies of the Sons & Daughters of men Gen 4:11-24 Gen. 4:25-26 Seth (Hebrew - Substitute) (seed) is born and begins the Sethtic family line; Gen. 5:1-6 The Genealogies of the Sons of God through Gen. 6:8  Enoch the one example of Godly living Cf: Heb. 11:5, II Kings 2:11-12, An example of our being caught up I Cor. 15:50-55 & I Thess. 4:13-18

  Invitation: 8 for prayers.    July 31, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
In The Beginning God Created       Written Lesson     Opening Prayer, Song & Lord's Supper   
In The Beginning God Created  Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning" does not mean that there was nothing before that event because: John 17:24 says: "there was love between the Father and the Son before", "in the beginning"; John 17:5 says :"the Father and the Son had Glory before", "in the beginning"; Ephesians 1:4 says: " He has chosen us In Him before", "in the beginning"; Titus 1:2 says: God promised eternal life before"," in the beginning' and 11 Timothy 1:9 says: " God's own purpose and Grace was In Christ before , " in the beginning".  God  Hebrew Eloheim is a plural noun and created Hebrew barraw is a singular verb showing the Father, The Word or Son & the Holy Spirit were all involved in the creation.  Created is to speak into existence out of nothing by Divine fiat the Word of God created cf: John 1:1-18, How? By faith Heb 11:3 &  II Peter 3:7.  What is God like?  He is like Jesus.  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 10 for prayers.    July 24, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Faith       Written Lesson     Opening Prayer, Song & Lord's Supper   

The Faith

The word "faith" is often applied subjectively to one's inner trust with reliance in Christ or God to save us or what one believes a synonym for "belief". But in other contexts, especially with the Greek article we translate with the word "the" ... "the faith" ... Greek: tees pisteoos it is used in the objective sense, meaning the body of truth, the whole system of religion that is taught, believed and practiced by New Testament Christians, the pattern for true Christianity.  Christianity is contrasted with the Mosaic law system in.  It is unfortunate that most translations drop the Article the in Gal 3:23-27.  We do not become the "children of God" by "the law" but by "the faith" "tees pisteoos".  It is "the faith" because there is only "one faith" cf: Eph 4:4-5. The way, the path cf: Prov 4:18, Isa 35:8, Jer 32:39 Mat 7:13-14, John 14:6 Luke 18:8, Jude 3, Acts 6:7, Acts 13:7-8, Acts 14:22, Acts 16:5, Acts 24:14, Romans 1:5, Romans 14:1, I Cor 16:13, II Cor 13:5, Gal 1:23, Eph 4:5 & 13, Col. 1:23, Titus 1:13, I Tim 4:1, I Tim 6:21, Phil 1:27. This shows that in the New Testament times there was a clearly defined system of belief and practice which is identified over and over as "the faith".

   Invitation: 11 for prayers.    July 17, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon: 
Speak where Bible Speaks / Silent where Silent       Written Lesson    

Speak where Bible Speaks / Silent where Silent: II Peter 1:3

Silence as a Rule of Language. II Tim. 2:2 How God wishes to be Obeyed-careful obedience Deut 2:4, 4:15, 6:17, 12:23, 24:8. Jesus obeyed Rule of Silence Jn 4:34, 5:19, 5:30, 5:36, 7:16, 8:26-29. Consci-entious obedience demonstrates love Jn 14:31, 16:12-13. Do not add to God's Word Deut 12:8, 4:2, 12:32, Prov 14:12, 30:5-6, Rev 22:18-19. Early 2nd generation church fathers recognized this principle Didache 4:18 ...Adding nothing to it & taking nothing away.", Epistle of Barnabus 19:11 Thou shalt keep those things which thou hast received neither adding to them or taking away from them. Tertullian  "Any doctrine not as old as the apostles is thereby condemned by the silence of Holy Scripture." When people act w/o Authority Lev 9:23-24, 10:1-3, I Sam 13:8-14, 10:8, Lev 1:7, I Chr 13:9-10, 15:2, 15:12-15, Jer 23:16, 23:26, 23:32-34, Mat 15:14, Col 2:20-23, Acts 15:1-2 & 15:24, Heb 1:5. Jesus subjected Himself to the rules Heb 7:14, Exo 28:1, II Jn 9. Never presume to act or speak in hushed silence of God Exo 17:5, Num 20:8-12. Today, people in Change Movement ask, "Where does the Bible forbid us to do so?" II Pet 3:15-16. How could such men be learned in the Scripture?

 Invitation: 14 for prayers.    July 11, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Restoration Movement       Written Lesson     Opening Prayer, Song & Lord's Supper   
The Restoration Movement seeks to restore the church and the unification of all Christians cf: Jn 17:20-23 & I Cor 1:10, in a single body cf: Eph 1:22-23 & 4:3-6, patterned after New Testament church . We are neither Protestants, Catholics, or Jews, but Christians only Acts 11:26. The movement developed from several different efforts to return to apostolic Christianity. During Middle Ages dissenters such as John Wycliff & John Huss called for restoration of a primitive form of Christianity.  At the heart of the Reformation was emphasis on "scripture alone" (sola scriptura). English Puritans also sought to restore a pure "primitive" church. Barton W Stone began at Cane Ridge, KY, & his group called themselves simply Christians cf: I Pet 4:16. Another group began in Penn & W Virginia & were led by Thomas Campbell & his son Alexander. They called themselves disciples of Christ. Elias Smith & James O'Kelly led similar groups. These groups sought to restore the whole Churches of Christ on the pattern set forth in the New Testament, II Pet 1:3, "we speak where the Bible speaks & are silent where the Bible is silent" & both groups believed that the creeds of men kept Christianity divided. In 1832 they joined in fellowship with a handshake.  We are united in the belief that: Jesus is The Christ, the Son of God, Matt 16:13ff that Christians should celebrate the Lords Supper on the first day of the week, Acts 20:7 & that immersion in water is a necessary condition for salvation, Mk 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, Rom 6:3-6 & Gal 3:27.   Invitation: 5 for prayers.    July 3, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Common Sense Questions Baptists Can't Answer       Written Lesson

Common Sense Questions Baptists Can't Answer

1st. They believe all men are BORN sinners, cf: Gen 3:22-23, Eze 18-20, Jer 31:29-30, Gal 4:4. 2nd. ONLY certain men saved, the rest damned, cf: Jn 3:16, Rom 2:11, Eph 6:9, Col 3:25 & I Pet 1:17, II Pet 3:9, Rom 9:13, Mal 1:2-3, Jn 1:12. 3rd. They believe Jesus died ONLY for the elect, cf: I Jn 2:2. 4th. They believe Jesus was sinless ONLY because God was His father, cf: Heb 2:17. 5th. They believe faith is a gift ONLY to the elect often quoting Eph 2:8-9, cf: Rom 10:17, Jn 20:31, Heb 11:6. 6th. The believe Church is body BUT established as an afterthought, a substitute for Jewish Kingdom, cf: Acts 2:30-31. 7th. They believe in Baptism BUT they do not believe it is part of salvation, cf: Mar 16:16 , Acts 2:38. 8th. They believe in the Second Coming, cf:  II Thess 1:7-8, Heb 9:27-28 & Matt 25:31ff.  9th. They believe the Church w/be raptured, cf:   10th. They believed one could have a second work of grace and then live and never sin, cf:  11th. They believe once saved, always saved, cf: I Cor 6:9ff, II Pet 1:9-10. 12th. They believe in taking Communion but not necessarily on the first day of the week, cf: Acts 20:7, Matt 28:28.

  Invitation: 4 Baptism & 8 for prayers.    June 26, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Church History the Protestant Reformation       Written Lesson
Church History   Protestant Reformation
   The Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in stamping out the wicked man made change of Roman Catholicism which was a great falling away from the faith found in the Bible. Ginger has cancer and they must cut it out this coming Wednesday in order to save her life. Not one bit of it can be left in her or she will die.   It is the same with Romanisn Protestantism just didn't go far enough in cutting out every last vestage of Catholicism in which dwells the doctrines and traditions of men Matthew 15:8-9.  John 6:63 & John 12:48.  Rome made laws: Latin to be only language of scriptures. Call no man Father cf: Matt 23:9. Celibacy is a doctrine of devils cf: I Tim 4:1-3, Pope is anti-christ cf: Col 1:18. Anti-christ has been here all along cf: I John 2:18-19, Pope led great falling away & is man of sin cf: II Thess 2:1-12. Rome sold indulgences, built St Peter Basilica making merchandise of people's sins cf: II Pet 2:2-33. Greek Catholic split from Roman Catholic in 1054AD.  They kept false doctrines of Rome except they have: No Popes, Priests may be married, & they have a cappella singing without instruments. 1384AD John Wycliffe produced hand written translations of the bible into common English based upon Jerome's Latin Vulgate translation.  He died a natural death, but 44 years later under Pope Martin V, Wycliffe's bones were dug up & burned & scattered over the river Swift. Men who begin burning books will end up burning men. Tyndale burned at the stake in 1536 and many more followed.    Invitation: 8 for prayers.    June19, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Church History-Great falling away-Catholics       Written Lesson
Church History-Great falling away-Catholics   Catholic 606AD Boniface III took the title of Pope (pappas) or Universal Bishop of Roman Catholic Church. Col. 1:18, Matt.16:16-18, II Tim 2:15, Matt. 23:9, Eph 2:8. Matt 6:7. Shortly Rome made laws: Latin to be only language of scriptures. Call no man Father cf: Matt 23:9. Saved by grace not works cf: Eph 2:8. Mary not mediator between God & man cf: I Tim 2:5. Ask in Jesus' name not Mary's cf: Jn 16:23-26. 'Our Father' & 'Hail Mary' vain repetitions cf: Matt 6:7. Hell has no halfway house called Purgatory cf: Lk 16:19-31. No such thing as separate priesthood cf: I Pet 2:5. Bishops must be the husband of one wife cf: I Tim 3:1-7 & Tit 1:5-8. Celibacy is a doctrine of devils cf: I Tim 4:1-3, Pope is anti-christ cf: Col 1:18. Anti-christ has been here all along cf: I Jn 2:18-19, I Jn 4:1-3 & II Jn 1:7. Pope led great falling away & is man of sin cf: II Thess 2:1-12. Rome sold indulgences & built St Peter Basilica making merchandise of people's sins cf: II Pet 2:2-33.  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 7 for prayers.    June12, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Grapevine BBQ - Bro Russel & Bro Kelly      
Part 1: Russell Franz Youth Minister Grapevine  Psalm 51   Part  2: Kelly Lawson Ephesians 1:1-22 
This is the 3rd year our brethren from Grapevine have blessed us with Bar-B-Q Picnics.   We are truly grateful for their loving kindness and support that makes our ministry to the poor and homeless in East Dallas possible. God knows that each month they help by providing support, food, clothing, coats, blankets, shoes and sox to poor, homeless and downtrodden.  At Christmas they provide greatly for those with nothing. We at Main Street are thankful for their fellowship in this ministry &  that they have opened their hearts to us.  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 6 for prayers.    June 5, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Church History-Catholic       Written Lesson
Church History-Catholic   The history of man shows he soon departs from God's way.  The first departure in the history of the church was how Churches were governed. God's plan was autonomous congregations cf; Daniel 2:44. Scripture also teaches elders/bishops have oversight of local congregations. I Tim 3:1ff & Titus 1:5ff  By 150AD men began to designate 1 man as a bishop & he was over an area of several churches called a diocese.  Acts 20:28-30 ,I Peter 5:1-4 &Hebrews 13:17. Constantine ended the last persecution in 312AD & called a Church council at Nicea in 325AD.  Bishops then adopted the first man made creed called the Nicean Creed.  Catholic 606AD Boniface III took the title of Pope (pappa)  or Universal Bishop of Roman Catholic Church. Col. 1:18, Matt.16:16-18, II Tim 2:15, Matt. 23:9, Eph 2:8. Matt 6:7 Shortly Rome made laws: Latin to be only language of scriptures.  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 6 for prayers.    May 29, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Religion of Christ       Written Lesson
The Religion of Christ: Christianity Revealed Religion Heb 1:1-2, Only Divine Religion & therefore only True Religion Matt16:13-18, Rom 16:16. Christianity is a Universal Religion Matt 28:18-20, Mk 16:15-16 & cf: Acts 14:8-15; Paul told men to turn from Idolatrous Worship @ Lystra. Christianity is a Spiritual Religion John 3:3-5 Demands you be born again Rom 6:4, that you walk in Newness of Life, presenting your bodies as living sacrifices Rom 12:1-2, & Worship must be in Spirit & Truth Jn 4:23-24. Christianity is a Saving Religion Lk 19:10, I Tim 1:15, Christ did not come to bring social reform, or a New Age movement. Christianity is a Authoritative Religion. We cannot make up our own religion, we must submit to Christ. Christianity is a Complete Religion II Pet 1:4-10 The Religion invented by men borrows ideas, doctrines, ordinances & practices from one another. This shows they are human, unauthori-tative & imperfect. Christianity is the Final Religion Jude 3. The O.T. was temporary. Its lawgivers, priesthood, covenant, sacrifices, tabernacle & temple looked forward to the New Covenant Heb 8:7-13.   
Invitation: 5 Baptism & 10 for prayers.    May 22, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:      Body of Christ, Bride of Christ & Divinity of the Church
Body of Christ, Bride of Christ & Divinity of the Church The Church is also described as Body of Christ cf: One body with many members I Cor 12:12-27, one body Rom 12:4-5. Church is called the Body Eph 1:22-23, There is but one body therefore, one Church Eph 4:4, Eph 4:11-15 & Eph 5:23, Col 1:18 & Col 1:24 & Church of Christ is also described as Bride of Christ: Isaiah 62:2-5, II Cor 11:2, Rev 19:7, Rev 21:2 & Rev 22:17.  Divinity of Church of Christ:  Some people think all religions are of divine origin & are of equal value to salvation of your soul. Others recognize some religions are not divine nor capable of saving your soul. Anything God of heaven is responsible for, anything He has originated is divine. Divine figures of speech used to describe Church: Kingdom of God cf: Mark 9:1 & Col 1:13.  Holy names of God & Christ are attached to Church I Cor. 11:16 & Rom 16:16. Church Divinely established cf: Dan 2:44 & Matthew 16:13-18.  Church is Divine in ownership cf: Acts 20:28, Eph 5:25, I Cor 6:19-20 Jesus could call it "My Church" Matt 16:18. Church has a Divine foundation I Cor 3:11 w/Jesus Christ Chief Cornerstone. Church has a Divine head Col 1:18, Eph 5:23-24, Matt 28:18 & Eph 1:22 Church is the temple of God on earth Eph 2:21-22 It is to the Church God adds those being saved.  Invitation: 3 Baptism & 12 for prayers.    May 15, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  3 Figures of Speech Describing The Church of Christ       Written Lesson
3 Figures of Speech Describing The Church of Christ:   We have studied that the church is described as both the kingdom of God & the temple of God. The church is also described as the flock of God cf: The Messiah or Christ will be a gentle Shepherd Isa. 40:10-11, The Lord will save the flock of His people Zech. 9:9, 11 & 16, Beware: Matt 7:15, Jesus quotes the prophet about Himself & the flock Matt 26:31-32, Luke 12:32, Luke 15:4-5, John 10:1-18 & Acts 20:28 The Church is also described as the body of Christ cf: One body with many members I Cor 12:12-27,  one body Rom 12:4-5, the Church is called the Body Eph 1:22-23, There is but one body therefore, one Church Eph 4:4, Eph 4:11-15 & Eph 5:23, Col 1:18 & Col 1:24 & the Church of Christ is also described as the Bride of Christ: Isaiah 62:2-5, II Cor 11:2, Rev 19:7, Rev 21:2 & Rev 22:17  Invitation: 4 Baptism &11 for prayers.    May 8, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Church of Christ is New Testament Temple of God       Written Lesson
The Church of Christ is New Testament Temple of God
  Acts 2:37-47: God gave pattern for Old Testament temple I Chron 28:10-19; David wanted God to have a house I Chron 17:1-14; when it was built, God's presence, which had been manifested at the tabernacle, came to fill the temple I Kings 8:6-21; Old Testament temple was a shadow of New Covenant Heb 8:5 &10:1; there was a worldly sanctuary Heb 9:1 cf: I Pet 2:5, I Cor 3:16 & 6:19; Heb 9:2 there was a tabernacle cf: Ex 25:8-9; wherein was the candlestick cf: Rev 1:20 & Matt 5:14 & Jn 8:12; & table of showbread cf: Lev 24:5-9, only priests could eat & only priests should eat from Lord's Table today cf: I Cor 11:23ff. Heb 9:3 second veil was torn at death of Christ cf: Matt 27:51. Heb 9:4 golden censer of incense stood before veil cf: Lev 16:12, which was a shadow of prayers of saints now having direct access to God cf: Rev 8:3-4 & 5:8. Heb 9:5-6 the first tabernacle was accomplished the service of God by the priesthood. We now have a priesthood of believers. cf: I Pet 2:5-9, Rev 1:6. During Old Testament period God received blood sacrifices from dead animals. Since sacrifice of Christ Heb 9:11-12 God is pleased to receive our bodies as living sacrifices cf: Rom 12:1-2.  Invitation: 4 Baptism & 10 for prayers.    May 1, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  EASTER - JESUS' RESURRECTION - & Our Resurrection
EASTER - JESUS' RESURRECTION - & Our Resurrection Job 19:23-25 redeemer Hebrew gal-al' ransom buy back cf: I Pet 1:18-19; Job 19:25-27 stand Hebrew koom get up raise up; Psalm 22:1 A Prophecy by King David written about 1,000 BC fulfilled cf: Matt 27:45-46; Psalm 22:1-7 fulfilled cf: Matt 27:39; Psalm 22:8 their words-fulfilled cf: Matt 27:43; Psalm 22:9-15 thrust fulfilled cf: John 19:28, to be brought to the dust of death for all mankind  fulfilling Gen 3:19; Psalm 22:16 -dogs- Hebrew keh-leb a punk or male prostitute; pierced hands and feet--fulfilled cf: John 20:24-39; Psalm 22:17-18 cast lots fulfilled cf: John 19:23-24; Psalm 22:19-22 fulfilled each Lord's day cf: Heb 2:12 because of Matthew 18:20; Psalm 22:23-26 shall live forever fulfilled John 11:25-26; Psalm 22:27-28 governor fulfilled Matthew 28:18:20; Psalm 22:29 fat upon the earth cf:  Deut. 32:14-15, Eat  Worship - fulfilled Cf: John 18:28; Psalm  22:29  all they that go down to the dust shall bow before Him--to be fulfilled by YOU when you die cf: Rom 14:11-12 & Phil 2:9-11; Psalm 22:30 seed child cf: Genesis 3:15; Psalm 22:31 declare His righteousness Romans 1:16-17 & 3:21-26  Invitation: 12 for prayers.    April 24, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Pentecost-The Beginning of the Church of Christ
Pentecost-The Beginning of the Church of Christ Fellowship called "the Church" is born. Acts 2:22-24 Greatest speech in history. Peter makes 7 points. Point of whole sermon Acts 2:36 "Lord" Greek-Kurios, YHWH-Hebrew Unspeakable name of God, & "Christ" Greek-Christos, Anointed One. Acts 2:37 How do we call upon the name of the Lord? Acts 2:38 contains 2 imperatives & 2 promises. Dependence of the clause, remission of sins, relies upon both imperative verbs, repent & be baptized. 2 promises, remission of sins & gift of Holy Spirit. 2:39 conditions are for whole Christian Age. Acts 2:40-42 Worship began. Apostles doctrine cf: II Tim 2:2, fellowship Greek-"Koinonia" (koy-nohn-ee`-ah) contributions regularly made in a public assembly for the poor cf: Rom 15:26, II Cor 9:13, II Cor 12:14; & also fellowship I Cor 1:9, I John 1:3 & 1:7, both meanings included in II Cor 8:4; breaking of bread (the Lord's Supper) cf: I Cor 10:16, 11:23-34 & Acts 20:7; all things common Acts 2:43-46 is sharing Isaiah 58:1-14, Matthew 25::31-36 & James 2:14-19; Acts 2:47 "the Lord added to the Church daily..." The Church is the Divine Plan of God from before the foundation of the world, established & built upon Christ Matt. 16:13ff, Invitation:  9 for prayers.    April 17, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Pentecost-The Kingdom of God Began
Pentecost-The Kingdom of God Began    The fellowship called "the Church" is born: Acts 2:17 The Last days are the last days of the Jews from 30 to 70 AD cf: Isa 2:1-4 Lord's house cf: I Tim 3:15, All nations cf: Matt 28:18-20; He will teach us cf: John 6:45; Out of Zion i.e. from the temple mount shall go forth the law cf: Matt 22:37-40 Jesus taught this on the temple mount & it was taught by apostles cf: James 1:25 & 2:8; Word of the Lord from Jerusalem cf: Acts 1:8"Last Days" also means the whole Christian Age from 30AD until He comes cf Heb 1:1-2. Acts 2:36 Point of whole sermon "Lord" Greek-Kurios, YHWH-Hebrew Unspeakable name of God, & "Christ"-Greek Christos, Anointed One. Acts 2:37; Acts 2:38 contains 2 imperatives & 2 promises. Dependence of the clause, remission of sins, relies upon both imperative verbs, repent & be baptized: and both promises, remission of sins & gift of Holy Spirit. Acts 2:39 Your children is the next generation and shows these conditions of Salvation are perpetual for whole Christian Age. 2:40-42 Worship began 2:43-46 sharing cf: James 2:15-17; Acts 2:47 The Lord adds repentant baptized believers to "the Church."   Invitation:  9 for prayers.    April 10, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Pentecost-Peter Preaches 1st Gospel Sermon Pentecost-Peter Preaches 1st Gospel Sermon
Fellowship called "the Church" is born. Acts 2:17 Last days cf: Joel 2:28-32. Acts 2:20 "day of The Lord"; coming destruction of Jerusalem & final  judgment day cf I Cor 5:5, II Cor 1:14, I Thess 5:2, II Peter 3:10.  During Christian Age "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved". This chapter will teach us how to call. Acts 2:22-24 Greatest speech in history. Peter makes 7 points Acts 2:25 cf Psalm 16:8-11. Acts 2:26-28 cf Heb 12:2, Heb 2:17, Jn 9:4. Acts 2:29-30 cf: Matt 22:41:46, Ps 132:11. Acts 2:31-35 cf Ps 110:1. Acts 2:36 Point of whole sermon "Lord" Greek-Kurios, YHWH-Hebrew Unspeakable name of God, & "Christ"-Greek Christos, Anointed One. Acts 2:37 No faith was produced by demonstrations of the spirit Acts 2:1-21. Only with preaching of Gospel Acts 2:22-36 faith is produced. Cf Rom 10:17. Acts 2:38 contains 2 imperatives & 2 promises. Dependence of the clause, remission of sins, relies upon both imperative verbs, repent & be baptized. 2 promises, remission of sins & gift of Holy Spirit. 2:39 conditions are for whole Christian Age. 2:40-42 Worship began 2:43-46 sharing 2:47 repentant baptized believers added to "the Church."
  Invitation:  5 for prayers.  April 3, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Pentecost--The Apostles are Baptized with Holy Spirit
Pentecost--The Apostles are Baptized with Holy Spirit

Matthew 3:11-12, John tells it is to come.  Luke 24:49 Jesus says it is a promise of the Father and they will have "power from on high" and in Acts 1:8 Jesus says that the power is "The Holy Ghost". Acts 1:20-26 The vacancy of Judas filled. Acts 1:21-22 The qualifications to be an apostle. Acts 1:26 & 2:1 Chapter & verse divisions were not in the original Bible. Here we have unfortunate chapter break. Acts 2:1 must be read with 1:26 to understand who's being spoken of. "... they were all with one accord..." The word "they" is an antecedent. Antecedents always refer back to the last-named noun. Which is "... Matthias: and he was numbered with the eleven apostles." Many make the mistake thinking the 120 is spoken of in Acts 2:1. Acts 2:2 "... as of a rushing mighty wind..." It was not a rushing mighty wind, it was the same sound. Acts 2:3 "... cloven tongues like as of fire..." Similarity denies that it is the same. It was not actual tongues of fire, it was "like as of fire".  Acts 1:4 the result of this baptism is the apostles speaking in tongues, languages they had not studied. Acts 1:5 -21 cf: Joel 2:28-32.
    Invitation:  1 Baptism & 9 for prayers.  March 27, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Comparison of the Ministry of Peter & Paul in Acts
 

Peter - 1st part, Acts Chapter 2-12
1st sermon Chapter 2   
Lame healed Chapter 3
Influence of shadow Chapter 5
Simon the Sorcerer Chapter 8
Laying on of hands Chapter 8
Peter worshipped Chapter 10
Raised the dead Chapter 9
Imprisoned Chapter 12

Paul - 2nd part, Acts Chapter13-28
1st sermon Chapter 13 
Lame healed Chapter 14
Influence of kerchief Chapter 19
Elymas the Sorcerer Chapter 13
Laying on of hands Chapter 19
Paul worshipped Chapter 14 
Raised the dead Chapter 20
Imprisoned Chapter 28



The job of apostle was to bear eyewitness testimony of the life, death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God.  This they did as we read the book of Acts. cf Acts 1:21-22, 2:32, 3:15, 5:32, 10:39-41, 22:14-15, 23:11, 26:13-18.  Also, II Peter 1:15-16 sums it up nicely.
 Invitation:  13 for prayers.  March 20, 2011 Bulletin 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  John 13, 14, 15 & 16
John 13, 14, 15 & 16  These chapters are often misunderstood because people pay no attention to the context.   During this sermon pay attention to:  1. Who is speaking and 2. Who is being spoken to.  It is Jesus' last night w/his disciples, therefore, pay close attention when He says 'you' . He is speaking to the apostles, and He is not speaking to YOU the reader.  When Jesus is speaking to you, the reader, he says "...he...", "...a man..." or "...any man".   Invitation:  8 for prayers.    March 6, 2011 Bulletin 

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Christ Commissions His Apostles
Christ Commissions His Apostles    Mk 16:14 Appears to Eleven & Rebukes Their Unbelief Lk 24:36-43 & John 20:19-23. Mk 16:15-16 Gospel All the World Matt 28:18-20 & Lk 24:44-49, Acts 1:4-8. Mk 16:17 cf  Mk 16:14-17 who is the antecedent "them" in v:17?  Cast out devils cf: Acts 5:16, tongues Acts 2:1-4, Mk 16:18 serpents cf: Gen 3:15, Ps 91:11-13, Lk 10:17-19, Acts 28:3-6 & Rom 16:20, Heb 2:3-4, Mk 16:19 Received into Heaven Lk 24:51 & Acts 1:9, Ps 110:1, Eph 1:19-20, Heb 1:3 & v13, Heb 10:12-13, Mk 16:20. Gospel preached every where cf Matt 24:14, prophecy Ps 19:1-9, Rom 10:14-18, Col 1:5-6, Col 1:23 & I Thess 1:7-8.  
Invitation:  8 for prayers.    February 27, 2011 Bulletin 

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Is Mark 16:9-20 Inspired Scripture
Is Mark 16:9-20 Inspired Scripture? 
   Mark 16:1-4 Women at the Tomb & the Empty Sepulcher. Mark 16:5-8 Message of the Angel. Mark 16:9 Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord cf Luke 8:2, John 20:1-18. Mark 16:10-11; Message to the Disciples. Mark 16:12-13 Seen of Two Disciples at Emmaus Luke 24:13-35. Mark 16:14 Appears to Eleven & Rebukes Their Unbelief Luke 24:36:43 & John 20:19-23. Mark 16:15-18 Gospel All the World Matt. 28:18-20 & Luke 24:44-49, Acts 1:4-9. Mark 16:19 Received into Heaven Luke 24:51 & Acts 1:9. Mark 16:20 Gospel preached every where cf prophecy Psalm 19:1-9, Romans 10:14, Colossians 1:5-6, Colossians 1:23 & I Thessalonians 1:7-8. Signs are noted by Hebrew writer Hebrews 2:3-4; And baptism of The Holy Spirit upon the Apostles is explained in great detail in John 14-16; demonstrated by signs in the Book Acts.  
Invitation:  12 for prayers.    February 20, 2011 Bulletin 

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Strike 3; You're Out
Strike Three - You're Out!  Daniel  2:44
prophecy of the coming of the everlasting Kingdom Psalms 145:10-13 glory of everlasting Kingdom; Matt. 16:18-19 Christ said I will build my Church (singular) AKA The Kingdom of Heaven and gates of hell shall not prevail against it; Mark 9:1 There are some of those standing here that will not taste death until they see Kingdom of God come with power; Acts 1:3-4 Christ after resurrection speaking of things concerning the Kingdom at Jerusalem; Acts 2:1 Time period on day of Pentecost AD 30; Acts 20:28 The Church He purchased with His Own blood; Eph 4:4-6 There is one Body (Church) one Spirit one hope One Lord one Faith one Baptism One God & Father; Eph. 5:23 Christ is head of the Church, Savior of the Body; Col 1:18 He is head of the Body the Church; Cor. 12:12-14 One body many members, one body so as Christ, 12:20 Many members but one body 12:27 you are Christ's body.   Invitation:  10 for prayers.   February 13, 2011 Bulletin 

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Faith of Abraham  The Faith of Jesus Christ
The Faith of Abraham  The Faith of Jesus Christ Gen 15:1-6 Abram believed in the Lord Gen 17:1-5 God changes his name to Abraham Gen 22:1-17 Abraham's tempted, promise of Messiah Gal 3:16 Heb 11:17-19 by faith Abraham offered Isaac Rom 4:1-16 Abraham believed in God.  James 2:1-4, 14-26 Faith without works is dead. Romans 23-25 "Who was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification".  Rom 6:1-4 we are baptized into Jesus Christ, Matt 20:22 Baptism -in water for remission of sin. Cup -Lord's Supper - communion  Invitation:  8 for prayers. 

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Spiritual Rock--Christ  Spiritual Water--Holy Spirit 
Spiritual Rock--Christ    Spiritual Water--Holy Spirit   Ex. 17:1-7 Moses smites the Rock; Num 20:1-13 God tells Moses to speak to the Rock, but he smites it twice; Ps 78:20-22 David tells of Moses & how Israel tempted God; Ps 62:2 He only is my Rock; II Sam 22:47 Blessed be my Rock; John 4:10-14 & 7:37-39 Jesus speaks of the Living Waters; I Cor 10:4 they did drink of that spiritual drink; Acts 2:1 Pentecost; Acts 4:23-32, they didn't just pray anything, but the Word of God; Ps 2:1, Why do the heathen rage; I Thess. 5:17-19 quench not the Spirit; Eph 6:14-18 Armour of God; Matt 26:41 watch & pray; Mark 14:37, 38 The Spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak; Eph 6:19, 20 Preach Boldly the Gospel.   Invitation:  13 for prayers.    January 30, 2011 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Trial and Crucifixion of Christ
The Trial and Crucifixion of Christ  Jesus brought before Pilate examined & accused but makes no answer Mk 15:1-5 Cf: Psalm 2:1-4 cf: Acts 4:23-28. Multitude clamors for the release of Barabbas & crucifixion of Christ Mk 15:6-14. Pilate consents & He is led away, mocked, insulted & nailed to the cross Mk 15:15-19 cf: Micah 5:1-2. Casting lots Mk 15:20-24 cf: Psalm 22:16-18. Mk 15:25-26. Two thieves are crucified with Him Mk 15:27-28 cf: Isa 53: 8-9 & 12. While hanging on the cross, He is mocked & insulted Mk 15:29-32 cf: Psalm 22:6-8. Miraculous darkness & our Lord's death Mk 15:33-34 Cf: Psalm 22:1. Gall & vinegar Mk 15:35-36 Psalm 69:20-21 & Heb 2:10.  Mk 15:37. Rending of the veil & confession of the centurion Mk:38-39. Several women attend & behold His death Mk 15:40-41. Joseph of Arimathea begs body from Pilate & buries it Mk 15:42-46 cf: Isa 53:9. Mary Magdalene & Mary mother of Joses, note the place of His burial Mk 15:47.  Invitation:  11 for prayers.    January 23, 2011 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Guest Speaker Richy Pollard from Oklahoma-Christ in the Garden 
Guest Speaker Richy Pollard form Oklahoma  Christ in the Garden  Peter's Denial Predicted Mark 14:27-31; The Agony in the Garden Mark 14:32-42; Christ Seized by the Soldiers and Temple Guards Mark 14:43-52; 
Christ before the Sanhedrin Christ before Sanhedrin Mark 14:53-57cf John 2:18-19 Mark 14:58-60; Silent before His false accusers, Mark 14:61 cf: Isa 42:1-9; Confession & Condemned Mark 14:62 cf: Psa110:1-4, Daniel 7:13-14 & Revelation 1:7 Christ abused Mark 14:63-65 cf: Isaiah 50:5-7;l Peter's Denial Mark 14:66-72.  Invitation:  5 for prayers.   

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Jewish Passover and The Lord's Supper Instituted
The Jewish Passover and The Lord's Supper Instituted        The Day of Unleavened Bread Mark 14:12-16; The Lord's Passover Mark 14:17-21 cf: Exodus 12:1ff; The Lord's Supper Established Mark 14:22-26 cf: Christ our Passover sacrificed for us I Corinthians 5:7, I Corinthians 11:17-34; Hebrews 10:25, Acts 2:42 & Acts 20:7, Peter's Denial Predicted Mark 14:27-31; The Agony in the Garden Mark 14:32-42; Christ Seized by the Soldiers and Temple Guards Mark 14:43-52; Christ Before the Sanhedrin Mark 14:53-60: The Confession and Condemnation Mark 14:61-62 cf:  Psalm 110:1-4, Daniel 7:13-14 & Revelation 1:7 Mark 14:63-72.  Invitation:  3 for prayers.    January 9, 2011 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Judas Betrays & Sells his Lord for 30 Pieces of Silver 
Judas Betrays & Sells his Lord for 30 Pieces of Silver   The Sanhedrim Resolves on Christ's Death Mark 14:1-2  cf: John 11:47-50; The Anointing at Bethany Mark 14:2-9 Judas Sells His Lord Mark 14:10-11cf: Zechariah 11:10-17, Matthew 26:14, Matthew 27:1-8 & Acts 1:16-20; The Day of Unleavened Bread Mark 14:12-16; The Lord's Passover Mark 14:17-21 cf: Exodus 12:1ff; The Lord's Supper Established Mark 14:22-26 cf: I Corinthians 11:17-34; Peter's Denial Predicted Mark 14:27-31; The Agony in the Garden Mark 14:32-42; Christ Seized by the Soldiers and Temple Guards Mark 14:43-52; Christ Before the Sanhedrin Mark 14:53-60: The Confession and Condemnation Mark 14:61-72  Invitation:  3 Baptism & 20 for prayers.    January 2, 2011 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hell the Eternal Home of the Doomed
Hell the Eternal Home of the Doomed   The Hebrew word She-owl is translated into Greek as Hades and into English as Hell.  All these words mean the same place which is the place of the dead.  During Old Testament times it had 2 parts, torment which was the place of the unbelieving dead, separated from Abraham's bosom, the place of the believing dead. The Rich man and Lazarus cf: Luke 16:19-31; The Rebellion of Korah in which Korah went down alive into the pit took place about 1,447 BC cf: Numbers 16:26-40;  Later King David wrote Psalm 88 about 1,000 BC so it had been about 500 years since Korah went down alive into the pit and Korah hasn't figured out yet his situation is permanent. Cf: Matthew 10:28, 25:31-46  
Invitation:  10 for prayers.    Dec  26, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Star of Bethlehem & the visit of the Wise Men
The Star of Bethlehem & the visit of the Wise Men John 1:1-5, 114, Acts 17;24-25, Psalms 90:2, 4, Col 1:16-17, Exodus 3:14, John 8:57-58, John 14:8-9, Matt 1:18-23Matthew 2:1 The Wise Men come to Jerusalem. Matthew 2:2 Star in the East and Birth of the King of the Jews. Matthew 2:3 Herod & Jerusalem Troubled. Matthew 2:4-6 The Christ to Be Born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 & 1. Matthew 2:7-8 Herod's Demand of Wise Men Cf: Numbers 24:17,  Matthew 2:9-10 The Star over the Young Child. Matthew 2:11 Gifts Laid at His Feet. Matthew 2:12-13 Joseph Warned in a Dream. Matthew 2:14-15 Flight into Egypt.  Matthew 2:16 Massacre of the Children. Matthew 2:17-18 Rachel Weeping. Matthew 2:19-21 Joseph Called to Return. Matthew 2:22 The Home in Galilee. Matthew 2:23 The City of Nazareth. In 274 AD during a time of persecution  of the Church, in order to expose Christians Aurelian Caesar proclaimed December 25th, the time of the winter solstice, as the birthday of the sun god Sol Invictus. To avoid persecution Christians simply decided to take the day off too & call it the Birth of Jesus.  Invitation:  2 Baptism & 12 for prayers.    December 19, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  What Christmas Really Means
What Christmas Really Means -While there is no Santa Clause nor Easter Bunny, Christ was born to Die According to God's Plan.  Gen 1:1 In  the beginning does not mean nothing happened before cf: I Peter 1:20  Jesus was foreordained before:  Titus 1:2 God promised eternal life before; II Tim 1:9 God's Purpose & Grace given us before Genesis 1:1-3 & 3:15 seed (child) of woman to be Messiah (Christ); Gal 3:16 seed promises are about Christ; Gen 3:21 Sin-death of innocent victim; 6:1-2 descendants Seth & Cain intermarry & 6:5 6:13-15; Gen 9:8-9 Messiah to came thru Noah; 12:1-8; thru Abraham; 26:3-4 thru Isaac; 28:12-14 thru Jacob; 35:9-12 thru Israel; 49:10-11 thru Judah; Numbers 24:17 He will be a King born under a Star; II Sam 7:12-16 thru Kind David; Isa 7:14 thru a virgin; Isa9:6-7 He is the Mighty God, 35:3-8 signs of Messiah 53:8-10 His death, burial & resurrection; Micah 5:2 Born in Bethlehem 5:1 to die Gal 4:4 seed-woman; Gal 3:16, 26-29 YOU Abraham's Seed.   Invitation: 3 Baptism & 12 for prayers.    December 5, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Disfellowship - Gossip, Slander & Tale-Bearing   Written Lesson- Disfellowship
Disfellowship - Gossip, Slander & Tale-Bearing  Matt 18:10-17, I Cor 5:4-5, II Cor 2:6-8, Rom 16:17-18, Prov 6:16-19, Prov 11:13, 18:8, 20:19, 26:20-28, Psa 101:4, I Pet 3:10, James 1:26, Jam 3:1-8, cf 4:11, Rom 2;1, Heb 12:5-17, Matt 7:1-5, I John 2:2, Rom 8:1, II cor 5:17-21, Rom 1:16-17, Rom 3:21-28  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 15 for prayers.    November 28, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Jesus our Hope has the power of resurrection John 11   Written - John 11
This Sermon is In Loving Memory of Our Brother Albert Chapman.  Jesus our Hope has the power of resurrection Job 19:22ff, John 11:25-26.  We will be resurrected as Christ I John 3: 2; Jesus was raised in bodily resurrection Luke 24:36-40; The doctrine of the resurrection.  I Corinthians 15: 1-4, Isaiah 53:8-10, I C 15:5-30, II Cor 11:22-28, I Cor 15:31-38, Gen 1:11, I Cor 15:39-45, John 1:4, I Cor 15:46-58, John 6:29   Invitation: 1 Baptism & 15 for prayers.    November 21, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Christ's Discourse on the Last Days of the Jews   Written - Mark 13
Christ's Discourse on the Last Days of the Jews  The Destruction of the Temple Foretold Mark 13:1-4;  The Persecution of the Saints Mark 13:5-9; The Gospel Preached to All Nations Mark 13:10 cf: Psalm 19:1-6, Romans 10:18, Romans 1:8, Rom. 16:19, Colossians 1:6 & Colossians 1:23, I Thess. 1:6-8, Acts 28:22 & Mark 16:20;    The Awful Calamities of the Jewish Nation Mark 13:11-23; Christ's Coming to Judgment Mark 13:24-27; Like a fig tree these signs mean destruction Jerusalem Mark 13:28-29; "This generation (about 40 years) shall not pass till all these things be done." Mark 13:30-31; The Hour When He Shall Come Not Known Mark 13:32-33  Watch, Pray, and Be Ready Mark 13:34-37.  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 12 for prayers.    November 14, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen & Greatest Command    Written - Mark 12
Mark 12:1-8 The Parable of the Vineyard and the Wicked Husbandmen. Mark 12:9-12 Prophecy of the Calling of the Gentiles. Mark 12:13 The Herodians & Pharisees.  Mark 12:14-17 Lawful to Give Tribute to Caesar. Mark 12:18-27 Sadducees and the Resurrection.  Mark 12:28-34 Which Is the Greatest Commandment? Cf: Deut. 6:4-5 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord. Hebrew word translated "one" is e-had is a compound unity. Strongs says it: "united, one, first alike & altogether" perfect word to describe the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Lev. 19:18: Mark 12:35-37 How is Son of David, David's Lord? Cf: Psalm 110:1-4;  Mark 12:38-40 Beware of the Scribes.  Mark 12:41-44 Widow's Mite.    Invitation: 1 Baptism & 12 for prayers.    November 7, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Royal & Triumphal Entrance into Jerusalem   Written - Mark 11
Royal & Triumphal Entrance into Jerusalem   -   Mark 11 Official Entrance into Jerusalem. Mk 11:1-11 cf: Gen 49:10-11, Rev 19:11-16, Zech 9:9-11, Psa 118:25-26 & Mal 3:1-5; The Barren Fig Tree Cursed. Mark 11:12-14 cf: Hos. 9:10, Matt 23:23, Matt 7:15-20, Jer 11:1-3, Isa 65:15; The Second Cleansing of the Temple. Mk 11:15-16 cf: Jer 7:30, Eze 8:15-18, Isa 52:11 & Isa 56:7; Indignation of the Jewish Rulers. Mk 11:17-19 cf: Psa 69:9, John 11:47-50; Faith, The missing Figs of Israel. Mark 11:20-26 The Demand of the Rulers for His Authority. Mark 11:27-28 Their Mouths Closed by a Question Concerning the Baptism of John. Mark 11:29-33.     Invitation: 1 Baptism & 12 for prayers.    October 31, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Mark 10 Beyond Jordan En Route to Jerusalem   Written - Mark 10
Beyond Jordan En Route to Jerusalem. Dispute with the Pharisees About Divorce. The Law of Moses and That of Christ. Blessing the Little Children. The Rich Young Ruler. The Danger of Riches. Reward of Those Who Forsake All for the Gospel. The Ambitious Mother and Sons. The Baptism of Suffering. Blind Bartimaeus Healed.    Invitation: 11 for prayers.    October 25, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Mark 9 Transfiguration & Peace one w/ another   Written - Mark 9
Mark 9:1 The Coming of the Kingdom and the Church of Christ.  Mark 9:2 The Transfiguration. Mark 9:4 Moses and Elias.  Mark 9:11 The Elias That Must Come. Mark 9:17 The Boy with the Dumb Spirit. Mark 9:23 The Condition of Receiving Christ's Help. Mark 9:31 The Disciples Taught of Christ's Sufferings. Mark 9:33 Who Shall Be Greatest?    Mark 9:35 Desire for Greatness & Narrowness of the Disciples Rebuked. Mark 9:41 A Cup of Cold Water in the Name of Christ. Mark 9:43 Offending Hand or Eye. Mortify your flesh control yourself cf: Col. 3:3-10 & Gal. 5:19-24; Mark 9:49-50 Salt preserves & fire destroys. Salt or Fire?  You choose. Have peace one with another Galatians 5:22-25   Invitation: 11 for prayers.    October 17, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Brother Russell Frantz and Grapevine Church of Christ present the Worship Service and BBQ Fellowship.  Brother Russell Frantz - Grapevine Church of Christ Youth Minister  OPENING SONG:  Brother Michael Montgomery;  OPENING PRAYER:  Brother Brian Lane; COMMUNION Song:  Brother Michael Montgomery; COMMUNION & CONTRIBUTION:  Grapevine Youth to Serve; Pre-SERMON Song & Sermon:  Brother Michael Montgomery; INVITATION Song:   Brother Michael Montgomery; CLOSING  SONG:  Brother Michael Montgomery; CLOSING PRAYER:    Brother Fred Vaughn  - Main Street  Invitation: 10 for prayers.    October 10, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Kingdom of God is Church of Christ-Mark 9:1    Written - Mark 9:1
The Kingdom of God is Church of Christ - Mark 9:1 The Kingdom God to come with power--lifetime Apostles cf: Matt. 3:1-2, Matt. 4:17 & 6:33 Kingdom: Cf: II Sam. 7:12-16, Isaiah 2:1-4, Isaiah 11:1-10 cf: Rom. 15:12, Dan. 2:44, Mark 9:1 w/Power cf: , Acts 1:3-9, power comes w/Holy Ghost, clouds cf: Dan 7:13-14, Mark 9:1 & Acts 1:8 Cf: Acts 2:1-4 Holy Ghost comes upon Apostles Pentecost, Acts 2:14 Apostles, 2:29-30  Christ raised to sit on David's throne. Cf: Psalms 132:11, Acts 2:37-38 water & spirit, cf: John 3:3-5, Acts 2:38-42, Acts 2:47, cf: Matthew 16:13-19, Colossians 1:13 & Revelation 1:9.  Invitation Song - Kneel at the Cross;  Invitation: 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - Mansions Over the Hilltop  October 3, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  False Teachers are like Leven - Mark 8    Written - Mark 8
Mark 8-Mark 8:1-9 Four Thousand Fed with seven loaves & a few small fishes with 7 baskets Greek spoo-rece big baskets of left overs; Mark 8:10 At Dalmanutha; Mark 8:11-13 The Pharisees Question Him Seeking a Sign from Heaven; Mark 8:15-21 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of  the leaven of Herod. Beware of false teachers who feed false doctrine which multiplies like leaven makes bread swell up. Cf: Matthew 7:13-23 & II Peter 2:1-6;  Mark 8:22 The Blind Man Healed at Bethsaida. Mark 8:28  cf: Malachi 4:5-6 Peter's Confession at Caesarea Philippi. Mark 8:31-32 The Death and Burial of the Son of Man. Mark 8:33 Peter Rebuked. Mark 8:34-38 Taking the Cross and Following Christ. I Thess.4:13ff   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight  September 26, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Pharisees & Scribes Worship is in vain    Written - Mark 7
Mark 7 Pharisees & Scribes Worship is in vain  Mark 7:1 Scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem. Mark 7:2-5 Eating with Unwashed Hands or un-baptized hands. Mark 7:6-7 Their false doctrine was foretold by the prophet Isaiah cf: Isaiah 29:13-15. Vain Worship is teaching for doctrines the commandments of men Mark 7:8-13 Honor thy father and thy mother. cf: Exodus 20:12. Making Void the Law of God by Traditions of men corban used as an example. Cf: Ephesians 6:1-3. Mark 7:14-23 What Defileth a Man. The words of an evil heart are polluted and offensive in the sight of God. Mark 7:24 In the Borders of Tyre and Sidon. Mark 7:25-30 The Syro-phoenician or Canaanite Woman. Cf: Matthew 15:22. Mark 7:31-37 Healing in the 10 cities of the Decapolis cf: Matthew 15:30-31. Cf: Isaiah 35:1-10    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight  September 19, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:      The Disciples sent to Preach - Mark 6
Mark Chapter  6 - The Disciples sent to Preach--the Limited Commission Mark 6:1 Christ preaches in Nazareth. Mark 6:2 Teaching in the Synagogue. Mark 6:3-7 Rejected by the Nazarenes. Mark 6:8 The Twelve Disciples Sent Forth to Preach. Mark 6:9-13 Their Preaching and Work. Mark 6:14 King Herod's Opinion of Jesus. Mark 6:15-30 The Death of John the Baptist. Mark 6:31-45 Feeding the Five Thousand in the Desert Place. Mark 6:46 Praying in the Mountain Alone. Mark 6:47-54 The Disciples in the Storm. Mark 6:55 Christ Cometh and Saves. Mark 6:56 Healing the sick.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight 
September 12, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Peace Be Still Storm & Demoniac To Resurrection Dead    Written - Mark 5
Mark 5 - Peace Be Still Storm & Demoniac To Resurrection Dead "Peace be still" Jesus quiets storm Mk.4:37-41; Country of the Gadarenes. Mark 5:1; Fierce Demoniac Mark 5:2-5:10; Demons & Swine Mk 5:11-13;  Gadarenes Do Not Want Jesus in their city & He departs Mk 5:14-19; Preacher in Decapolis Mark 5:20;  Jesus Again @ Capernaum Mk 5:21; Daughter of Jairus Mark 5:22-24; Woman with Issue of Blood Mk 5:25-27; Healed/ Faith Mk 5:28-34; Dead Damsel Made Alive Mark 5:35-43 Messiah to raise dead Job 19:23-27; 3 cases, besides His own resurrection, of Christ raising dead. This case soon after death. Son of widow Nain--24 hours after death; cf: Luke 7:11-16 Third example is Lazarus several days after death when his body would have begun to rot cf: John 11:1ff. One case privately, one publicly and one before His bitter enemies. Now our  own Resurrection is to come I Cor. 15:50-55 & I Thess 4:13ff  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight  September 5, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Mark 4 - The Hearing Heart    Written - Mark 4
God is speaking through the Messiah cf: Hebrews 1:1-2 is any body listening? God is interested in the hearing capacity of our heart. The Seed is the word of God cf Matthew 13:19; Jesus is the Sower of the word Matthew 13:37, then the Apostles became sowers and as history has rolled on and on we have become the sowers of God's word.  Mark 4:4 hard-hearted hearer, too hard for seed to take root; Mark 4:5 shallow-hearted hearer, not enough to take root in; Mark 4:7 crowded-hearted hearer, word choked out; Mark 4:8 the Christian heart, yields fruit and increases;  God's interested in us bearing fruit.  Fruit is both souls, cf: John 15:1-8, & Christian character cf: Galatians 5:22-26. Mark 4:26 cf: Isaiah 55:9-11, James 5:7-8, 1Pet.1:23-25; ICor.3:6-9; Mark 4:31, cf: Matt. 13:31-35.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight  August 29, 2010 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Mark 2:23-28 & 3:1-35 - Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath      Mark 2:23-28 & 3:1-35 - Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath
Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath,  Mark 2:23-28.  Only the Lord is Lord of a Divinely instituted Sabbath, Mark 3: 1-2.  Jesus Heals Isa 35:3-10.  Prophets foretold Messiah to heal sick.  Mark 3:3-30  The Unforgivable Sin cf: Matthew 12:22-37.  Matthew 12:43-45 Unclean Spirit can only find rest in a polluted heart, cf Genesis4:7.  I Peter 5:8-9.  Mark 3:31-35 We are the family of God.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Mark 2:1-12 - Jesus Forgives Sins   
Messiah physically heals Mk 2:1-12 cf. Matt 9:1-8, Luke 5:17 - Power to heal Pharisees & doctor law.  Isaiah 42:1-7 Messiah Spiritually heal, Luke 5:17-26 Strange things, Isa 28:16, 21&22, Mark 2:1-9, Isa 35:3-10, Mark 2:10-17 cf: Jer 23:1-8 Woe Pastors, Jer 32:38-39 Just 1 way, Jer 33:15-16, Son of David - Messiah, Mark 2:18-20, Early Church-cf: Acts 13:1-3 & Matt 6:16-18, Mark 2:21-22, cf: Col 2:16-17 Christianity won't Added to Pharisees-ism; Heb 8:6-13 Christianity won't be added to old bottles of ritualism  and showmanship.  Jesus is the New Wine, Mark 2:23-28  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Mark1:1 - Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God    Written Lesson on Mark 1
Mark 1:1, Matt 1:21, Psa 2:1-2, Psa 45:6-7, Isa 61:1-2, Acts 10: 36-41, II Samuel 7:12-16,mPsa 2:7-9, ark 1:2, Malachi 3:1-3, Mark 1:3, Isa 40:1-5 & 9-11, Mark 1:8, Mark 9:1, Like 24:49, Acts 1:4-5, 1:8, 1:26, Acts 2:1-4 v:14, Mark 1:44, Lev 13:44-46, 14:1-5, 8, 11, 14-17, 57, II Kings 5:8-15  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Ephesians 6-The Christian Warfare  Written Lesson on Ephesians 6
Ephesians 6  The Christian Warfare: Mutual duties children and parents; of servants (slaves) & masters. Warfare of the Saints. Armor of God. Sword of the Spirit. Constant prayer.  Ephesians 6:1  Children obey parents in Lord, Eph.6:2 honor father & mother, Eph. 6:3 cf: Exo. 20:12 That thou may live long, Eph. 6:4 fathers nurture children, Eph. 6:5 servants be obedient, Eph. 6:6 do will of God, Eph. 6:7 give service w/good will, Eph. 6:8  you will receive what you do; Eph. 6:9 masters treat servants well God's your Master, Eph. 6:10 be strong in the Lord, Eph. 6:11 put on the whole armor of God, cf: I Pet. 5:8-9; Eph. 6:12 wrestle against rulers of darkness cf: Eph. 1:21, John 12:31, John 14:30, John 16:11, II Cor 4:4 & Eph 2:2; Eph. 6:13 take unto you the whole armor, Eph. 6:14 loins girt cf; Isa. 22:21-23 & breastplate of righteousness Rom. 1:16-17,3:21-22 & Phil. 3:9, Eph. 6:15 feet shod w/gospel of peace, cf: Isa. 52:7 & Rom 10:15-18; Eph. 6:16 shield of faith cf Rom. 5:1 & Heb. 11:1ff, Eph. 6:17 helmet & sword, cf: Isa 59:17, I Thess. 5:8, Mark 16:15-16, Heb 4:11-12, Rev. 1:16; Eph. 6:18 praying always, cf: Luke 18:1, Luke 11:9-10 & Luke 21:34-36; Eph. 6:19 prayers to open mouth boldly, cf: Eph 1:9-10 & 3:9-11; Eph. 6:20 ambassador in bonds, Eph. 6:21 so that you know how I do, Eph. 6:22 comfort your hearts, Eph. 6:23 peace & love w/faith, Grace be with all them that Love Lord Jesus Christ Eph. 6:24.    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 9 for prayers.  Closing Song - Love Lifted Me   July 25 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Audio Lesson-A Cappella Singing  Written Lesson on A Cappella Singing
Singing in Church Style Which is:  A Cappella Singing - Ephesians 5:18  Paul is continuing to direct us in how to live our day to day lives and worship.  Wine was common intoxicant in the ancient world.  Just as a drunk is under the influence and is controlled by alcohol, we are to be under the influence and be controlled by the Spirit. Eph.5:19 psalms you will sing O.T. psalms, hymns & spiritual songs singing Greek psallo is followed by the direct object of the heart not a instrument of music in New Testament worship. Eph. 5:20 Our singing should be filled with thanksgiving to God. Col. 3:16 again the heart is the direct object of  psallo singing; I Cor. 14:15 The Pro-test-ant Re-former Calvin said of this verse: I would as soon pray to God with an instrument as sing to God with a instrument; James 5:13 sing psalms; Hebrews 2:12 Right now today in the midst of the Church or Congregation as we worship Christ sings praises to God cf: Psalm 22:22; Matthew 26:30 Right after the Passover meal which was the original Lord's Supper Jesus and the Apostles sang; Hebrews 9:1-4 Types & shadows; Hebrews 10:1 the law and O.T. were a shadow of the new Spiritual way to come; II Chronicles 29:25-30 Note the shadow in that they played instruments until the sacrifice, which was a shadow of Christ's sacrifice, but after the sacrifice they only sang; Hebrews 5:1-6 Christ is our High Priest Sacrificed for us; Hebrews 7:17-28 Christ's sacrifice was complete when He offered up Himself; II Corinthians 11:3 Note the simplicity that is in Christ; Ephesians 5:18-20.    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight   July 18 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Audio Lesson of Ephesians 5       Written Lesson of Ephesians 5
Eph 5:1 refers God's kindness found in Ephesians 4:31-32 Imitators forgiving one another as God forgave us 5:2 imitate Christ who offered Himself as a sacrifice cf: Genesis 8:2, Lev. 1:9 & II Cor. 2:15;  5:3 certain sins strictly forbidden--fornication--uncleanliness--covetousness are banished; 5:4 no loose life, words or thoughts 5:5 such are virtually an idolater cf: I Cor. 6:9-11 & I Cor. 6:16-17 Gal.5:19-21 5:6 let no man deceive you 5:7 don't share their sin 5:8 cf: John 1:4-5, Matt. 5:14-16 & I John 1:5 heathens darken others 5:9 walk as children of light cf: Gal. 5:22-25 5:10 walk acceptable to God 5:11 reprove & rebuke 5:12 secret sins are shameful 5:13 bring true character to light  5:14 sleepers not converted Isaiah 60:1-2, Isaiah 26:19, Romans 6:4-6 & Colossians 2:12  5:15 be wise 5:16 use every opportunity to study 5:17 be not unwise 5:18 wine common intoxicant 5:19 singing Greek psallo--direct object--heart, instead of pagan revelry 5:20 thanks in song coming through Christ 5:21 submit one to another 5:22 wives submit to husband 5:23 organization must have a head 5:24 be in subjection 5:25 husbands love wives 5:26 example to Christian husbands 5:27 holy & without blemish 5:28 man who loveth wife loveth himself 5:29 nourish & cherish flesh as church 5:30 members of body, flesh & bones 5:31 two be one 5:32 great mystery 5:33 he love wife/she reverence husband.    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight   July 11 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Audio Lesson of Ephesians 4     Written Lesson of Ephesians 4
Ephesians. 4:1 Practical duties because our glorious privileges in Christ urged. 4:2   Walk or live humility--don't seek repay or get even. 4:3 Unity commanded cf: John 17:20-21 & I Cor. 1:10-13. 4:4 one body cf: Rom 12:5, I Cor 12:12-12-13, Eph 2:16, Col 1:18, Eph 1:22-23 & 4:4. 4:4-6 We learned that The Church 1. has Unity of the Head 2. Unity of The Spirit dwelling in church (saints) 3. Unity of Hope (expectation) 4. Unity of The Faith 5. Unity of ordinance for admission 6. Unity of The Father 7. Unity or organization of One Body. 4:7 special offices & gifts 4:8 Quotes Ps. 68:18 captives are sin & death, gifts as a conquering King; 4:9 Christ Divine descended from heaven & ascended to heaven as Psalm teaches. 4:10 @ God's right hand above heavens Heb 4:14 & 7:26 4:11 various offices 4:12 helping Saints to higher & holier lives. 4:13 full unity when all know Christ alike. 4:14 children easily deceived 4:15 Never give in to false doctrine rebuke w/ love 4:16  all brethren work harmoniously 4:17 Paul returns to the exhortation of verses 1-3 vanity unenlightened 4:19 given over to sin 4:20-21 ye learned Christ 4:22 New man 4:23 cf Rom 12:2 4;24 cf: John 3:3-5; 4:25 speak truth 4:26 cf: Ps 4:4 Quotes Septuagint version 4:27 under fit anger--easy tempted 4:28 honest labor antidote 4:29 cursing forbidden 4:31 these grieve Spirit 4:32 cf: Matt.5:7, Matt. 5:43-46, Matt. 6:12, Matt. 6:14-15, Isa. 1:18, Heb:8:12 & Col. 3:13.  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight  July 4 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Audio Lesson of Ephesians Chapter 3  Written Lesson of Ephesians 3
Ephesians. 3:1 For this cause/glorious work of Cross making Peace & bringing gentiles nigh cf: Eph. 2:14-22, verb for which I Paul is subject not given until V:14 the in-between verses are parenthetic, Paul writing as Prisoner in Rome because of hatred of Jews cf: Acts 22:17-23; Eph. 3:2 cf: Acts 22:21; Eph.3:3 cf: Gal. 1:12, Eph. 1:9 & Eph. 2:11-13; Eph.3:4 ; Eph. 3:5  Hebrew prophets glimpsed did not understand cf: Gen. 22:18, 26:4, 28:14 & Isa. 42:6-7; Eph. 3:6  Jews & Gentiles equal in gospel cf: Gal. 3:14 &  Acts 13:46-48;  Eph.3:7 make known God's gracious plan; Eph. 3:8 great trust granted to unworthy cf: I Cor I5:9, Phil. 3:6 & I Tim. 1:13;  Eph 3:9 Jews & Gentiles God's plan kept hidden; Eph 3:10 made known by preaching gospel cf: I Pet. 1:12; Eph. 3:11 plan & purpose God in all ages proposed fulfill in Christ cf: II Tim. 1:9, Titus 1:2, I Pet. 1:20, Eph.1:4 & 11; Eph. 3:12 Jew & Gentile come boldly God through Christ; Eph. 3:13  not discouraged by Paul chain; Eph.3:14 Now verb--verse one given he resumes thought cf: Eph. 3:1; Eph. 3:15 Idea God Father all families earth; Eph. 3:16 Paul states things prays for Ephesians # 1 Petition strengthened in inner man, Eph. 3:17 #2 Christ dwell in your hearts by faith; #3 rooted and grounded in love; Eph. 3:18 unless in love could not understand; Eph. 3.19 one Paul paradoxes know something of love of God but could never know infinite; Eph.3:20 God is able to do above all we can conceive; and Eph.3:21 Lit: all generations of the age of ages  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight  June 27 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Audio Lesson of Ephesians Chapter 2    Written Lesson of Ephesians 2
Ephesians 2:1 Sin separated us from God but Christ has made us alive. 2:2 Satan's energy leads us willful sinful life. 2:3 Both Jew & Gentile dead sin w/a sinful mind (Pride)2:4 By nature not mean born that way cf: Rom 2:14, Children not sinful cf: Matt 18:3 & 19:14; Resurrection new life dew to God's rich mercy& Love for all His children. 2:5 We are planted in likeness of His burial & raised in likeness His resurrection; 2:6 Risen up thoughts above Col. 2:12 we are to live with our mind in heavenly things Col 3:1 with our thoughts above Col. 3:2; 2:7 In all future tine 2:8 The definite article the is found in our works and merit 2:10 We abound in good works 2:11 Remembrance of what God has done should make us grateful, circumcision heart cf: Rom 2:28-29; 2:12 Not being race of Abraham gentiles had no knowledge of the covenant promises of Christ. 2:13 The means that brought us near to God is the blood of Christ. 2:14 Who has brought peace between us & God cf: Rom 5:1; 2:15 Old Covenant ended @ cross & New Covenant began cf: Matt 26:26-30; 2:16 When sinner fixes mind on bleeding savor Goodness of God leads him to repentance. Rom 2:4; 2:20 cf: Corner both walls joined together Isa. 28:16, Matt 21:42-44 cf: Ps 118:22-23, Acts 4:11-12 & 1 Pet 2:7-8 cf:I sa. 8:13-15; 2:22 cf: 1 Pet 2:5 & Rom 12:1-2.    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 3 Baptism & 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight  June 20 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Audio Introduction to Book of Ephesians    Written Lesson of Ephesians 1
Ephesians 1:1 All Christians are Saints Cf: I Cor. 1:2, "In Christ" a term used over 30 times in book of Ephesians. Eph.1:V2 "Grace" (Greek Charis) "Peace" (Hebrew Shalom) shows the make up of the Church; V:3 "Blessed" word for eulogize/praise V:4 Hath (Past tense verb) all spiritual blessings God with held none.  V:4 Chosen does not mean that God chose us & rejected others but rather before In the Beginning God chose a plan to have a people unto Himself as adopted children & that people is the Church of Christ. Holiness is proof that we are in Christ. V:5 Predestinated means God foreordained the plan according to His sovereign will. V:6 Resulting in God's praise; V:7 We are sold into bondage of sin & bought back with the price of Jesus blood cf: I Peter 1:19; V:8 Fully shown in His Grace & Mercy; V:9 Beyond human comprehension until revealed V: 10 Fullness of time Last Age cf: Gal.4:4 & Heb.1:1-2 gathered into one family Body united w/Christ as the head of all angel & human; V:11 Everlasting life cf:  I Cor. 2:9; V:13 Sealed like a calf is branded V:14 Earnest money/down payment seal the bargain V:17 Revelation is God's plan for redeeming mankind in the Church V:18 cf: I John 1:5 V:19 Power = vigor, strength & dominion V;20  If a dead savior can save us from sin / a living savior seated at God's own right hand is more powerful cf: Ps. 110:1-4, Mark 16:19 Heb.4:14ff & Heb.8:1.  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - Heavenly Sunlight  June 13 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Paul Establishing the Church in Ephesus  Written Lesson Intro to Ephesians
Acts 18:19-23 Paul planted the seeds that began the church in Ephesus; 18:24-28 Apollos came & helped teach the brethren. cf: I Cor. 3:1-15; 18:25-26 Apollos' knowledge of the Lord was not complete & he needed to be taught more perfectly. Those same type of disciples are encountered by the apostle Paul, Acts 19:1-7 these were required to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Paul works for 2 years, Acts 19:8-10; because the power of Satan was so great at Ephesus, God granted special miracles to answer the special forms of occultism at Ephesus by the hands of Paul Acts 19:11-12; vagabond Jews (traveling exorcists) attempt to speak the Divine Name and duplicate Paul to their own hurt Acts 19:13-16; result the Gospel is magnified Acts 19:17; many repented of sorceries Acts 19:18-19; one of the summaries of the book of Acts 19:20; Paul leaves for Jerusalem Acts 19:22; a great riot develops over the way Acts 19:23; Demetrius the silversmith provokes a riot over Diana (Roman goddess) Artemus (the Greek name) Acts 19:24--Acts 20:1 The Plan cf: Ephesians 1:1-23. Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 12 for prayers.  Closing Song - Mansions Over the Hilltop  June 7 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Plan of God from Before: In the Beginning Genesis 1:1 'In the beginning' does not mean nothing happened before; I Pet. 1:20 Jesus was foreordained before; Titus 1:2 God promised eternal life before; Eph. 1:4 we were chosen in Christ before; II Tim. 1:9 God's Purpose & Grace given us before; Gen. 3:4 serpent added 'not' to God's word, 3:15 seed (child) of the woman to be Messiah (Christ); Gal. 3:16 seed promises are about Christ; Gen. 3:21 sin requires death of innocent victim; 6:1-2 descendants of Seth & Cain intermarry & 6:5 & 6:13-15 450'x75'x 45' ark was a 1,500,000 cubic feet; Gen. 9:8-9 Messiah to come thru Noah; 12:1-8 ; 22:15-18 thru Abraham; 26:3-4 thru Isaac; 28:12-14 thru Jacob; 35:9-12 thru Israel; 49:10-11 thru Judah; II Sam. 7:12-16 thru King David; Isa. 7:14 thru a virgin; 9:6-7 He is the Mighty God; 35:3-8 signs of Messiah; 53:8-10 His death, burial, & resurrection; Gal. 4:4 seed of a woman; Gal. 3:16, 26-29 you too can become Abraham's seed & heirs according to the promise.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - Mansions Over the Hilltop  May 30 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  How God Speaks to all of us  - The Bible Deuteronomy 31:24 Moses wrote; Isaiah 1:18 God is reasonable; Hebrews 1:1-2 God speaks by His Son; Don't add or take away from Bible: Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:5-6; Revelations 22:18-20; Isaiah 8:20 true teachers speak according word; John 6:63 word is spirit & life & 12:48 the word is the standard of the last judgment & John16:13 the apostles were led into all truth; Acts 17:11 search the scriptures daily; I Corinthians 4:6 don't think of a man above what is written; II Timothy 2:2 stay with the original revelation, 2:15 study to be approved, II Tim. 3:14 - 4:6 preach the word; I Peter 1:23 born again by the seed the word of God & I Peter 4:11 Preachers speak only the oracles--Word of God; II Peter 1:3 God has already given us all things in His Word & II Pet. 1:21; Romans 15:4 Old Testament written for our learning; I Corinthians 10:11 Old Test. Written example & admonition; Hebrews 8:5 & 4:12ff & 10:7; Ephesians 6:17;  and  I Thessalonians 2:13.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 11 for prayers.  Closing Song - Mansions Over the Hilltop  May 23 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Overview of What God says about His Word--The Bible  Acts 15:1 & 5; Romans 7:12;  Galatians 1:6-9; Deuteronomy 31:24; Isaiah 1:18; Hebrews 1:1-2; Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:5-6; Revelations 22:18-20 Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 10 for prayers.  Closing Song - Mansions Over the Hilltop
May 16 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:   Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost I Peter 1:7-12, 1:23-25, 4:11; II Peter 1:1-21  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 10 for prayers.  Closing Song - Mansions Over the Hilltop  May 9 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Obey God's Word  II Samuel 6:6-7 Uzzah touches the  Ark; Deuteronomy 10:8 when only Levites could bear the Ark; I Chronicles 13:9-10 even though "he did it for a good reason" because the Law could not be broken, he died; Leviticus 9:24 God started the fire on the altar, Leviticus 10:1-2 but Nadab & Abihu bring strange fire & die; Isaiah 8:20 Speak & Teach only according to the Law & the testimony according to the word; John 6:63 the words of Jesus are spirit & life, John 12:48 the word will judge us in the last day, John 16:13 the Spirit was to guide the Apostles into all truth, John 16:14, John 16:15-16; Acts 17:11 search the scriptures; I Corinthians 4:6 don't think of any man above what's written;  II Timothy 2:2 we are to teach the same thing the apostles taught. II Timothy  2:15 we are to study to be approved,  II Timothy 3:14-17 we are to continue in the scripture, II Timothy 4:1-6 and preach the Word with all longsuffering and (sound) doctrine (teaching).  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 9 for prayers.  Closing Song - Mansions Over the Hilltop

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Dead Sea Scrolls in Pictures  In 1947 a young boy found a group of scrolls in a cave that has proved the faithfulness of the transmission of the Old Testament (OT) Scriptures.  Until their discovery, the oldest Old Testament was the Alpo Leningrad codex from about 1,100AD, but this discovery has pushed our oldest copies of the Bible back to the 3rd century before Christ.  Every book of the O.T. except Esther was found in 11 caves along with a library of sectarian writings.  We will see 116 pictures and examine some of the unique finds such as: 4QMMT which was hidden by Catholic scholars for over 50 years because of its use of certain Pauline terms.   We will examine:  the Messiah of Heaven & Earth,  4Q521  which has exact verbal parallels to Ma. 11:4-5  & Luke 7:22-23;  the Son of God Text,  4Q246 which has exact verbal parallels to Luke 1:32 & 35; and the Pierced Messiah Text, 4Q285 which expounds on Isaiah 10:34 -11:1ff, which we in the Churches of Christ have always recognized as Messianic scripture, adding the element of a suffering, atoning Messiah to Isaiah 11.    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 9 for prayers.  Closing Song - Standing On The Promises
April 25 Bulletin

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  A Time in History When:  Only 1 Bible Left  -  Just Like The Movie: The Book of Eli  The Lost  Bible ie: The Book of the Law is found where it was hidden in the Temple.  II Kings 22:1--23:1-28; II Chron 34:1-5, 15, 18, 24-28; When you obey you don't need to sacrifice.  I Samuel 15:1-9 Saul; Sam 15:13-26, 35; 16:1, 7, 13, 14; Men Should only teach God's Word Isaiah 8:20; John 6:63, John 12:48, John 16:13, John 16:14, John16:15-16   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 4 for prayers  Closing Song - Mansion Over the Hilltop

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The East Gate is Shut-the Lord has Come  Scripture: is it to be interpreted Literally or as a Spiritual metaphor? Or both? The Science of interpretation is called Hermeneutics and this week we will examine an amazing Prophecy. Ezekiel had a vision in 574 BC and saw the East Gate of the Temple Shut.  Ezekiel 44:1-3 Amazing prophecy there was no East Gate it had been destroyed 12 years earlier by Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon in 586 when he destroyed Jerusalem. Therefore for it to come true Jerusalem and the Walls & Gates must be re-built and the Messiah the Lord Himself has to come and enter by this gate before it's shut Ezekiel 43:1-7 Cf: Rev. 1:15, Mark 11:1ff. Most say it was bricked up and shut in 810AD. Name me someone who entered the East Gate between 416 BC when it was rebuilt and 810 AD who claimed to be the Messiah the Lord.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 4 for prayers  Closing Song - My Hope is Built on Nothing LESS..  

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Prophecy Foretold: The Resurrection  Virgin Birth Prophesied: Isaiah 7:14 Both non-believing Jews & liberal modernists say God made a "mistake" by using the Hebrew word: Al-maw a young maid ie: virgin - instead of beth-oo-law which means to de-flower a virgin. They never look to see if God has made the same "mistake" before? cf. Gen 24:16 & 43 & Matt. 1:18-23, The Messiah to be: "the mighty God & the Everlasting Father " Isaiah 9:6-7, The Spirit will rest upon Him Isa. 11:1-10, The Signs of the Messiah 35:4-8, The Messiah to be a Servant: 42:1-7, and a Suffering Servant 52:13 cf. John 3:14, 8:28 & 12:32, Isaiah 53:1 cf. John 12:38 & Exodus 6:6. The Jews say this chapter is about the Suffering of Jewish people but the personal pronoun "ho" is used 41 times & is properly translated: He 18 times, Him 10 times & His 13 times; He is also contrasted with the people (Jews) in V:8 Isaiah 53:2-5 cf. Matt. 27:26, Isaiah 53:6-7 cf. John 19:10, Isaiah 53:8 cf. Matt. 27:19, Isaiah 53:9 cf. Matt. 27:38 Matt. 27:57-60, Isa. 53:11 cf. Rom. 3:21 ff, II Cor. 5:21, Isa. 53:12 cf. I Tim 2:5    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 4 for prayers  Closing Song - My Hope is Built on Nothing LESS..  

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Prophecy Proves Bible is God's Word Last week in Deut. 18:15ff we learned every word of the prophet must come to pass or he is a false prophet. Our lesson today deals with the Old Testament prophecies of the Gospel: the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus written by King David 1,000 years before Jesus was born. Learn this lesson, this is how the Apostles taught & conquered the world: Psalm 22:1 cf: Matt 27:45-46; Ps 22:7 cf: Matt 27:39; Ps 22:8 cf: Matt 27:43; Ps 22:15 cf: Gen 3:19 & John 19:28; Ps 22:16 cf: John 20:24-29; Ps 22:18 cf: John 19:23-24; 22:22 cf: Heb. 2:12; Ps 22:26 cf: Matt 11:28-30; Ps. 22:29 cf: John 18:28 & Rom. 14:11; Ps. 22:31 cf: Rom. 1:16-17   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 4 for prayers  Closing Song - My Hope is Built on Nothing LEss..  

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Word of God  God is a Reasonable God : Isaiah 1:18, God Speaks: Hebrews 1:1-2, Leave God's word alone - don't add or take away: Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, Revelation 22:18-20, Moses wrote the revelation from God : Exodus 24:4, Exodus 34:1, 4 & 5, Exodus 34:27-35 Why couldn't Moses enter the Promise Land? Exodus 17:4-6 Be Careful how you Listen: Numbers 20:7-12, Hear: The Shema: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Deuteronomy 8:3, When is a Prophet Really a Prophet? Deuteronomy 18:15-22 Cf: I Kings 22:1-53 Cf: Acts 3:22ff  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 8 for prayers  Closing Song - I've Got A Mansion Just Over The Hilltop.  

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Bible is God's Word  Hebrews 1:1-2, II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:20-21, Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5-6, Revelation 22:18-20, Exodus 33:9-11, Deuteronomy 5:4, 34:10, Exodus 24:3-4 & 7, Joshua 1:1-9, 5:1 Note the Author of Joshua uses the word "we" showing if he is only a scribe and not Joshua himself he still is an eye-ball witness to the events found in the book of Joshua. Cf Deuteronomy 27:4-6 & 12-13, Joshua 8:30-35, John 16:13, 1 Thess. 2:13;    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 4 for prayers  Closing Song - I Know that My Redeemer Lives.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Inspiration of the Bible  Hebrews 1:1-2, II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:20-21;  Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32, Proverbs 30:6, Revelation 22:18-20;  Exodus 33:9-11, Deuteronomy 5:4, 34:10 , 1 Kings 12:22-24, 1 Chron. 17:3-4, Jer. 35:12-13, Ezek. 2:4-10, Zech. 7:8-9, John 16:13, 1 Thess. 2:13;    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 5 for prayers  Closing Song - I Know that My Redeemer Lives.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Worshiping God in Spirit & Truth  Last Week we studied: The Lord's Supper & Congregational Singing.  This Sermon:  Preaching the Gospel of Christ: Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 24:44-49, II Timothy 3:14-4:5, & II Timothy 2:2. Giving of our $ Blessing to preaching the Gospel & the Poor: Malachi 3:8-10, I Corinthians 16:1-2, II Corinthians 9:6-7. Praying to God through Jesus: Luke 18:1-14, Luke 11:1-13, & Acts 2:42.  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 9 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Lord's Supper Must Not be co-mingled with eating a meal or a feast   The Lord's Supper: I Corinthians 11 1:17-34, Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7.  Christian Worship must be in Spirit & Truth: John 4:23-24.  Old Testament Worship was a shadow of spiritual New Testament Worship: Hebrews 8:5, Hebrews 10:1, Romans 15:4 & I Corinthians 10:11.  Singing: II Chron. 29:25-30, Matt. 26:30, Mark 14:26, Rom. 15:9, I Cor. 14:15, Eph. 5:18-19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, & James 5:13.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Worship of God through Jesus Christ our Lord  The Lord's Supper: Passover-Exodus 12:1-51, Matt 26:17-30, Mark 14:22-26, Luke 22:14-22, I Cor 12 1:17-34, Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7; The bible teaches an early date for the exodus .   The Date of the exodus : I Kings 6:1 Solomon reigned from 971BC to 931BC.  The 4th year of Solomon is 971-4=967BC+480 years=1447BC for the exodus .  This would make the exodus in the early 18th dynasty in which pharaoh were named mes or mose such as Tut-mose.  1447bc would make Tut-moseIII who was called the napoleon of the ancient world the pharaoh of the exodus.  His stepmother, Hatshepsut, pharaoh daughter who found baby Moses and her father Tut-moseI who over thru the Hykoso or Shepherd Kings, the pharaoh who knew not Joseph.  Additional proof for an early date for the exodus is Judges 11:26 which was written about 1100?BC and the judge Jephthah said Israel already had been 300 years in Canaan Land .   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: And I Will Raise him Up at the Last Day John 6:44-71 Week 3 John 6:44 Cf: John 12:32; John 6:45 It is written they shall all be taught of God Cf: Isaiah 54:13-14 & Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 6:46-53 I Am that bread of Life Cf: Numbers 9:13; John 6:54 And I will raise him up at the last day. Cf: 1 Cor. 15:20-28 & I Cor. 15:50-58, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, I Peter 3:1-18 & Matt. 25:31-46. John 6:55-58 Lord's Supper Prophesied Cf: I Cor. 11:50-58. Some stumble at Jesus' assertion that unless they ate His flesh and drank His blood they could not have life. John 6:61-63 Cf: John 12:48 John 6:64-71 Jesus shows that his words are to be spiritually understood.  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Jesus and His Words are the Bread of Life John 6:1-71 Week 2  John 6:5-13 Jesus feeds the 5,000 with 5 loaves & 2 fishes; John 6:14 They acknowledge Jesus to be the Prophet that Moses said would come into the World Cf: Deuteronomy 18:15-22 & Acts 3:18-24, Acts 7:37 & Matthew 17:1-5; John 6:15 They propose to force Jesus to become their King; John 6:22-24 The People take boats and follow Him. John 6:25-27 Jesus reproves their fleshly motives. John 6:28-40 Christ preaches to them and shows He is the Bread of Life and they that reject Him are with out excuse. John 6:40-44 Cf: John 12:32; John 6:45 It is written they shall all be taught of God Cf: Isaiah 54:13-14   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 13 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Jesus and His Words are the Bread of Life John 6:1-71 Week 1  John 6:5-13 Jesus feeds the 5,000 with 5 loaves & 2 fishes; John 6:14 They acknowledge Jesus to be the Prophet that Moses said would come into the World Cf: Deuteronomy 18:15-22 & Acts 3:18-24, Acts 7:37 & Matthew 17:1-5; John 6:15 They propose to force Jesus to become their King; John 6:22-24 The People take boats and follow Him. John 6:25-27 Jesus reproves their fleshly motives. John 6:28-40 Christ preaches to them and shows He is the Bread of Life and they that reject Him are with out excuse. John 6:40-44 Cf: John 12:32; John 6:45  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 3 Baptism & 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Feeding the Poor, the Downtrodden & the Homeless  Isaiah 35:3-10  Jesus feeds the 5,000 with 5 loaves & 2 fishes Matthew 14:13-21 and gathers up 12 Baskets (Greek = kof-ee-nos) small baskets of fragments that remained. Jesus feeds the 4,000 with 7 loaves & a few little fishes Matthew 15:29-39 and gathers up 7 Baskets (Greek = spoo-rece) large baskets of meat that was left. Beware of the self-righteous Pharisees and Sadducee false teachers who feed False Doctrine which multiplies like leaven makes bread swell up Matthew 16:1-12 & Jesus had already warned them Matthew 15:9 Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 2 Baptism & 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Baptism & The Thief on the Cross  SERMON: Kelly Lawson   How was the Thief on the Cross Saved without being Baptized?  3 Men Crucified - 1 Died in Sin, 1 Died to sin & 1 Died for Sin  Read: Luke 23:13-47 Re-read 23:39-42  (1) Who said he wasn't baptized? CF: Mark 1:4-5  (2) The thief on the cross died under the Law of Moses, Heb 9:16- 17, & Christ was not yet dead when He pardoned him such as the pardoning of the sinful woman Lk 7:37-50 & the man Mt 9:1-7.   (3) You can't obey the Great Commission that's not yet given.  Mark 16:16 Jesus Said: "he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, he that believeth not shall be damned".  Our Catholic friends who practice infant baptism teach: "he that is baptized & saved shall believe"   Our Baptist friends teach: " he that believeth & is saved should be baptized".   Universalists teach: "he that believeth & is baptized shall be saved, & he that believeth not, shall be saved also."   Acts 2:1-6 & 2:22-47    Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  We are: The Churches of Christ  SERMON: Kelly Lawson We are: The Churches of Christ, Rom. 16:16 that faithful Remnant, the New Testament Keepers of the Flame - The Way, the Church (Ek-klessia) and the Body of Christ.  Beware of the Scripture Twisters & False Teachers.  Remnant Prophesied: Isaiah 1:7-9, 4:2-3, 11:1-2, 6 &16, Jer. 6:9, 23:2-5, Ezekiel 14:22, Romans 9:27 & 11:5 The Old Testament Keepers of the Flame: Lev. 10:1-2 The way Prophesied: Psalms16:8-11, Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 35:3-8, Jeremiah 32:39, Matthew 7:13 - 20 Some of the things that make us different than all the others: Baptism: Jesus said "He that believeth & is baptized shall be saved" Mk.16:16 Our Baptist friends say: "He that believeth & is saved should be baptized" Cf : Romans 6:1-17 The Lord's Supper - Acts 20:7 Why Meet on Sundays and not do what the Bible says to do on Sundays ? I Corinthians 11:23-34 The One True Church - Matt. 16:15-19 Instead of a Fellowship and a Body of Believers, Today Religion is Big Business but isn't a body that becomes a business a prostitute? Eph.1:22-23 & Eph. 4:4-6 & Col.1:18, and Acts 2:37-47  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 3 Baptism & 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - This World is Not My Home.  

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Fall into Idolatry & The Table of Nations The Generations of the Sons of Noah Genesis 10:1 - 11:9. Descendants of Japheth who went north, settled in the regions of the Black Sea and became the Indo-European nations Gen. 10:2-5. Descendants of Ham went south, settled the east coast of Africa, Canaan and Egypt. "Khen" an Egyptian god means Ham in Hebrew Gen 10:6-20. The descendants of Shem became the central zone of nations Gen. 10:21-31. Shemites includes the Jews, Assyrians, Syrians and Elamites in the north Euphrates River valley. The Generations of Shem Gen. 11:10-26. From Shem to Abraham was 10 generations of 427 years. All the Nations of the world are given over to idolatry Cf: Romans 1:18-32, Isaiah 44:6-20 and Ephesians 2:11-22   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptisms, 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  GENESIS #5 Tower of Babel  The Promises of a coming Seed (child) Genesis 3:15 a seed of woman cf: Gal. 4:4, Genesis 4:25 a seed of Seth & Genesis 9:8-9 a seed of Noah Cf: Gal. 3:16. Genesis 5:28 through Genesis 9:17 Jesus Believed in Noah's Flood Cf: Matt. 24:34-39, The Hebrew writer and Noah - Heb. 11:7, Peter taught of the flood - I Pet. 3:19-21 & II Peter 2:4-9 Genesis 9:18-25 Noah is drunken Genesis 9:26-29 Shem receives the blessing and thus begins the Semitic family line that the Messiah - Christ is to come into the world through. Genesis 10:1-25 Peleg means "earthquake" in Hebrew and divided means "split" in Hebrew and so in the days of Peleg the earth was split by earthquakes and divided. Genesis 11:1-9 The earth is one language and men build the Tower of Babel known today as a Ziggurat an astrological observatory to the glory of men. God confused the tongues or languages of men. As men spread abroad they continued to build pyramids.  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptisms, 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  GENESIS #5 Noah's Ark & Evidence of The Flood  Noah & the Flood Genesis 5:28 through Genesis 9:17  Jesus Believed in Noah's Flood Cf: Matt. 24:34-39, The Hebrew writer and Noah - Heb. 11:7, Peter taught of the flood - I Pet. 3:19-21 & II Peter 2:4-9 Genesis 9:18-25 Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  GENESIS #4 Date of Creation, Noah's Ark & The Flood   Transmission of the Genesis story - Methuselah lived 969 years Gen. 5:25-27, his life over-lapped Adams' by 243 years, Noah by 600 years and Seth by 98 years, thus forming a connecting link between the Garden of Eden and the post flood world. Shem then lived till 75 years after Abraham entered the Promise Land. Date of Creation - Ussher's Chorological Order places date of creation @ 4004 BC, The Septuagint (Greek O.T.) some 1,500 years earlier. The Hebrew Bible shows some 1,656 years between Creation & Flood. When was the Flood? If the Egyptian Kings list is correct 5,500 BC less 1,656 years. If there is duplication in the Kings list then 2,348 BC. Noah's Ark - approximately 450 feet long x 75 feet wide x 45 feet tall = 1,518,750 cubic feet, which is the storage capacity of 1,000 train box cars - an enormous ship. The Ringling Brothers Barman & Bailey Circus came to town in 56 box cars. Noah & the Flood Genesis 5:28 through Genesis 6:17  Jesus Believed in Noah's Flood Cf: Matt. 24:34-39   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 12 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS #3 The Punishment of Mankind    SERMON: INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS #3 The Punishment of Mankind - The Loss of Paradise Gen 3:15-24; Cain (Hebrew - Striker) & Abel (Hebrew - Worth-less) Gen. 4:1-4 Abel's Sacrifice: Cf: Heb. 11:4; 1 Jn. 3:12; Gen 4:5 Cain's Sacrifice Cf: Heb. 9:22; Gen. 4:6-7 Cf; 1 Pet. 5:8; Gen. 4:8-10 Cf; Heb. 11-4; The Genealogies of the Sons & Daughters of men Gen 4:11-24 Gen. 4:25-26 Seth (Hebrew - Substitute) (seed) is born and begins the Sethtic family line; Gen. 5:1-6 The Genealogies of the Sons of God through Gen. 6:8  Enoch the one example of Godly living Cf: Heb. 11:5, II Kings 2:11-12, A for example of our being caught up I Cor. 15:50-55 & I Thess. 4:13-18   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 12 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  JEPD or Moses   SERMON: Introduction to Genesis - Brother Kelly Lawson. The age old Hebrew & Christian belief that Moses guided by the Spirit of God composed Genesis out of sources and documents available in his day is sound. Book 1 The Creation hymn, Gen. 1:1-2:3; Book 2 The Generations of Heaven & Earth Gen 2:4-4:26; Book 3 The Generations of Adam Gen. 5:1 to 6-8: Book 4 The Generations of Noah Gen. 6:9-9:29; Book 5 The Generations of the sons of Noah Gen. 10:1-11:9; Book 6 The Generations of Shem Gen. 11:10-11:26; Book 7 The Generations of Terah Gen. 11:27-25:11; Book 8 The Generations of Ishmael Gen. 25:12-25:18; Book 9 The Generations of Isaac Gen. 25:19-35:29; Book 10 The Generations of Esau Gen. 36:1-36:43 & Book 11 The Generations of Jacob Gen. 37:1-2 to 50:26   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 3 Baptisms, 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Christ's Sacrifice of His Body for David's Sin Promised II Samuel 12:10-12, Psalm 51:1-3, Psalm 38:1-5 & 17-18, Psalm 32:1-6, Note the Progress of David's thinking: God could save me, God would save me if I asked & Now: God has forgiven me! Psalm 40:1-8 Sacrifice of Messiah's body Promised: Cf: Hebrews 10:4-14, Psalm 40:9-17 & Psalm 139:1-24 God's Glory, Majesty and Infinite Knowledge of all things.  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 11 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  David's Life Begins to Reflect the Coming Messiah Suffering: Psalm 38:1-16 Cf: Psalm 73:1-3, Ps. 38:16-18 Cf: Ps 32:1-2 & 5; & Psalm 69:1-9A zeal Cf:John 2:13-21, Ps. 69:9B Cf: Romans 15:1-4, Ps. 69:9-21A gaul Cf: Matt. 27:33-35, Ps. 69:21B vinegar Cf: John 19:28-30, Ps. 69:22-23 Cf: Rom. 11:7-11, Ps. 69:22-25 Cf: Acts 1:15-20 & Ps. 69 25-36  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 10 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  My Guilt, Shame & Disgrace  II Samuel 11:1-27; II Samuel 12:1-14; Psalm 51:1-10 Cf: Proverbs 4:23, Psalm 51:11-17 Cf: Isaiah 57:15, Psalm 51:18-19, Cf: Matthew 12:38-41 and Jonah 3:8-10, I Cor. 15:1-4, John 3:16, Heb. 11:6, Rom.10:9-10 & Rom. 6:3-6   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Lord Teach us to Pray available God Luke 18:1-8; How not to pray Luke 18:9-14, Cf: Isaiah 65:5; Lord Teach us to pray Luke 11:1-4; Cf: Matthew 6:5-15;  The Parable of the Reluctant Neighbor Luke 11:5-8, God neither sleeps nor slumbers - The Parable of the 3 fold Prayer Psalm 121:1-4;  Ask - I want, Luke 11:5-8  Knock - I will, I John 5:14 Confidence.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;   Invitation: 3 Baptisms, 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Preaching with Inspiration Romans 10:1-4 Christ the end of law Cf: I Cor. 1:18-30; Rom. 10:5 Cf: Lev. 18:5; Rom. 10:6-8 Cf: Deut. 30:11-15; Rom. 10:9-10 Continuous action verbs: Rom. 10:11 Cf: Isa. 28:16; Rom. 10:12-13 Cf: Joel 2: 28-32: Rom. 10:14-15 Cf: Isa. 52:7; Rom. 10:16 Cf: Isa. 53:1; Rom. 10:17-18 Cf: Psalm 19:1-14; Rom. 10:19 Cf: Deut. 32:21; Rom. 10:20-21 Cf: Isa. 65:1  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Our Standing in Christ - John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26, Rom. 8:1, Rom. 8:38-39, Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 1:30, 1 Cor. 3:1, 1 Cor. 4:15, I Cor. 15:22; II Cor. 1:20-21, II Cor. 2:14, II Cor. 3:14 , II Cor. 5:17, 19 & 21; Gal. 1:22, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 5:6; Eph. 1:4, 7, 10, 11 & 13, Eph. 2:6, 10-14 & 19-22, Eph. 3:6 & 10-12; Phil. 1:1, 14 & 26, Phil. 2:1 & 5 , Phil. 3:3, 9-10 & 14; Col. 1:2 & 2, Col. 2:3-7, Col. 2:9-14; I Thess. 4:14-17; II Tim. 1:9 , II Tim.2:1& 10; Galatians 3:27 & Rom. 6:3-6  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Second Coming of Christ in Power & Glory - John 5:24-29; Matthew 25:31-46; I Thessalonians 4:13 &5:3;  I Corinthians 15:20-26 &15:50-57; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; II Peter 3:3-14; Psalm l:1-6; Romans 12:1-2,  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism & 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  2nd Coming of Christ - II Peter 3:3 cf: John 3:19; -3:5 cf: Gen. 1:6-10; 3:7 cf: II Thess. 1:7-11; 3:8 Time not a factor with the Lord cf:  Ps 90:4; 3:9 Repentance cf: Lk.13:1-5; 3:10 He will judge and the world will be burned up cf: Matt. 24:42-44; 3:13 Of the new heavens and the new earth Rev. 21:1-4, Be prepared for a great change; 3:15-16 Paul's Epistles advanced and difficult - for the scripture twisters 3:17-18 Watch & Grow in Grace.  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 3 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  2nd Coming of Christ & II Peter - II Peter chapter 1: Add to your faith such virtues as would make it fruitful, for he is shortly to die for the faith. & II Peter; chapter 2: warnings against false prophets and false teachers.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism, 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Second Coming of Christ & The Last Days -I Timothy 4:1-3; "last days perilous times shall come" II Timothy 3:1-7; The "charge" of the evangelist until He Comes: II Timothy 3:14 - 4:5 & our "blessed hope" Titus 2:13ff The Second Coming of Christ & Anti-Christ - "many antichrists" I John 2:18, "the man of sin" or lawlessness - the Pope - II Thessalonians 2:1-17; Doctrines of devils;   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation: 1 Baptism, 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Second Coming of Christ & Anti-Christ - "many antichrists"  I John 2:18-23 & 4:1-3; Christ's coming in judgment II Thess. 1:7-8; "the man of sin" or lawlessness - the Pope - II Thessalonians 2:1-17; Doctrines of devils I Timothy 4:1-3; "last days perilous times shall come" II Timothy 3:1-7; The "charge" of the evangelist until He Comes: II Timothy 3:14 - 4:5 & our "blessed hope" Titus 2:13ff;   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Second Coming of Christ & Our being "caught up together"   Matthew 25:31-36, I Thessalonians 4:13-14 cf: John 5:21-29, Jude 14 & Rev. 21:1-2 & 16, I Thess. 4:13-16 cf: Ex. 19:16-19, I Cor. 15:50-52, I Thess. 4:16 dead rise, V:17 we are "caught up together", I Thess. 5:1 cF: Acts 1:7-8, I Thess. 5:2 cf:Matt.24:42-44 & I Thess. 5: 3-11   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Second Coming of Christ in Power & Glory  Matthew 25:31-36, I Cor 15;1-4, Isa 53:8-10, I Cor 15:5, Luke 24:34, Luke 24:33, I Cor 15:6-8, Acts 9:1-6, I Cor 15:9-29, Matt 20:22, Luke 12:50, I Cor 15:30, II Cor 11:22-28, I Cor 15:31-44, v:37 cf Gen 1:11, Gen 2:7, I Cor 15:45-58,   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Coming of Christ & His Resurrection  Titus 1:2 Matthew 25:31-45, II Cor 5:10 & I Cor 3:10-15, Job 1:6-12 & 16, Job 1:20-22, Job 3:1, Job 19:6-27, I Peter 1:18-20, Psa 16:8-11, Psa 22:25-31, Isa 53:7-11, Dan 12:1-4  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Coming of Christ Like a Thief in the Night  Matthew 24:13-29 cf Isa 13:1ff Ezek 32:1ff & Joel 2:1ff, Matt 24:30 & Matt 25:1-30  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Coming of Christ in the Destruction of Jerusalem  Matthew 23:27-39, Matt 24:1-11 cf; II Cor 11:13-15, Matt 24:12-14, cf Mark 16:20, Rom 10:13-18, Col 1:5-6, Col 1:23 & I Thess 1:6-8, Matt 24:15cf Dan 9:1-2 cf, Jer 25:10 & 29:10 Dan 9:24-27  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hell the Eternal Home of the Doomed  Luke 16:19-31, Numbers 16:1ff, Psalm 88:1ff, Romans 2:1ff & Rom 3:10ff  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hebrews - Report to the Church - Let Brotherly Love Continue  Heb 13:1cf. Deut 6:4ff, Matt 22:34-40, James 2:8 Heb 13:2-25  Christianity is better:  Better Revelation Hebrews 1:1-4, Better Hope Heb 7:18-19, Better Testament Heb 7:22, Better Covenant Heb 8:6, Better Promises Heb 8:6,  Better Sacrifices Heb 9:23,  Better Possessions Heb 10:34  Better Country Heb 11:16 & Better Resurrection Heb 11:35.  Hebrews 11:5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Literal Greek has 5 negatives, 2 verbal ideals & 1 pronoun used twice.  Literal translation - "No. I will never leave thee. Not I . I will never. Never cast thee off".   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 1 Baptisms & 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hebrews - God's Discipline The Christian Life Compared to the Olympic Games  Heb 12:1ff cf ICor 9:24ff, Phil 3:13, Heb 12:2ff cf, Isa 35:3ff  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 1 Baptisms & 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hebrews - The Roll Call of the Old Testament Hero's of the Faith  Hebrews - Chapter 11:1ff cf Gen 1:1-2, John1:1-3  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 5 Baptisms & 6 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hebrews 9 & 10 - Types & Shadows  Hebrews - Chapter 9-The Temple Service was a Shadow of Christian Worship, vs. 11-28 Christ & the True Tabernacle;  vs. 15-22 Testament; vs. 26-28 Once for All  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hebrews 7 & 8- Christ, Our High Priest  Hebrews - Chapter 7: Christ Our High Priest After the Order of Melchizedek.  Levitical Priesthood Temporary; v11-12 - Christ's Priesthood Eternal v13-28 .  Hebrews 8 - New Covenant.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Arthur Thomas' Funeral - I'll Fly Away, A Beautiful Life, Sermon - Ps 23 & John 14:16, Prayer, Amazing Grace, God Be With You Till We Meet Again.

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hebrews - Christ Compared to Levitical Priests-No Unpardonable Sin Today  Hebrews - Chapter 5: Christ Compared to Levitical Priests, Superior to Aaron: Christ Our High Priest v 1-10; Jerusalem Church Dull of Hearing: v 11-14.   Chapter 6: Warning Against Apostasy-Falling Away: v 4-8.  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life

Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Hebrews - Christ Superior to Moses  Hebrews - Chapter 3: Christ Compared to Moses. v1-6: Moses a Servant, Christ a Son-v12: Falling Away from God -Chapter 4. The Christians Heavenly Rest. V1-11 Canaan a Type of Heaven; v 12-13 The Power of God's Word - Chapter 5: Christ Compared to Levitical Priests, v1-10 Christ Our High Priest, v11-14 Dull of Hearing.     Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Introduction to Hebrews - Christ Superior to Angels  Heb 1:1-9cf, Luke 4:16-21 & Acts 10:38, Hebrews 1:9-14. Heb 2:1-18   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace;  Invitation Song: 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  History of the Lord's Church  Luke 1:68, Luke 7:16, Matt 25:35-36, Acts 6:3, Acts 7:23, Acts 15:14, Acts 15:36, Heb 2:6, James 1:27, Matt 7:13-22, Luke 6:44, Gal 1:6-9, I Tim 4:1-3, II Tim 3:1-8, II Peter 2:1-22   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 1 Baptisim & 10 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The 5 Fold Worship of the Church  Acts 2:42, John 4:23-24, Heb. 10:25, Lord's Supper: Exo. 12: 1-15, 22-27&29-30, Matt. 26:17-30, Mark 14:15-26, I Cor. 11:23-32; Preaching: Mark 16:15-16, I Cor. 1:18, II Tim. 2:2 & 3:14-4:5; Singing: Matt. 26:30, I Cor. 14:15, Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16, Heb. 2:12, James 5:13 & II Chron. 29:25-30; Praying: Acts 2:42, Luke 11:1-13, & Giving: I Cor, 16:1-2 & II Cor. 9:6-9   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 1 Baptisim & 10 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Those Added by the Lord to the Church of Christ are called Christian Only.  Dan 2:44, Matt 16:13, John 3:3-5, Acts 2:36-47, ICor 12:13, 20 & 27, Col 1:13 &18, Eph 1:20-23, Acts 4:12, Isa 61:1-3, 6, 8-10, Isa 62:1-3Acts 11:1-26, Acts 26:28, I Peter 4:16, Rom 16:16, Rev 19:7-9, 21:2, Gen 5:1-2, I Pet 2:1-9 cf, Rom 12:1-2 Alleluia - Learn to sing the Shema in Hebrew,  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 7 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Beginning of the Church of Christ & the Kingdom of God Isaiah 2:1-4, Zechariah 12:10 & 13:1ff, Mark 9:1,m Matthew 16:13ff, Acts 1&2 Alleluia - Learn to sing the Shema in Hebrew,  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 1 Baptism & 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Pentecost & The Apostles are Baptized in the Holy Spirit Acts 1:3-5, 26; Matt 3:11, Acts 2:1-39, cf Joel 2:28-32, Psalms 132:11, Daniel 7:13-14, Psalms 110:1-4 Alleluia,  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 1 Baptism & 5 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Preparation for the Proclamation Acts 1:1-26 Amazing Grace,  Invitation Song - Just As I Am; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 2 Baptism & 2 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Introduction to The Book of Acts  Amazing Grace,  Invitation Song - Just As I Am; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 2 Baptism & 2 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Prophesy of the Suffering Servant God's Servant to Die. Isa 42:1-4, 6-7, 49:1-3, 5-6, 16, 50:4-10, 52:13 cf: Jo 3:14, 8:28 & 12:32-33, 52:14-15, Isa 53:1A, Rom10:16, Isa 53:1B, 2-5, Matt 27:26, Isa 53:6-7, Jo 19:10, Isa 53:8 (Killed), Mat 27:19, Isa 52:9A (Buried), Mat 27:38, Isa 52:9B, Mat 27:57-60, Isa 53:10 (Resurrected), Gen 3:15 & Col 3:16, Isa 53:11, Rom 3:21, Isa 53:12, ITim 2:10,  Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 1 Baptism & 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Opening Song : Honoring Adair Chapman-Psalm 22 Talk by Adair Chapman, Sermon begins Psalm 22:1-30;   Matt 27:45-46, Ps 22:2-6, cf John 19:14-16, Ps 22:7,  Matt 27:39, Ps 22:8, Matt 27:43, Ps 22:9-12, Amos 4:1, Ps 22:13-15A, John 19:28,  Ps 22:15B, Gen 3:19, Ps 22:16, John 20:27-28, Ps 22:17-18, John 19:23-24, Ps 22:19-22, Heb 2:12, Ps 22:23-24, Luke 23:46, Ps 22:27-29A, John 18:28, Ps 22:29B, Phil 2:9-11, Ps 22:30, Gen 3:15, Gal 3:16, Ps 22:31, Rom 1:16-17 & I Cor 15:1-4.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 1 Baptism & 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Opening Song : Alleluia  The Parable of the 10 Virgins.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 4 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Opening Song : Alleluia  The Destruction of Jerusalem   70AD Matthew 24:1-ff; v.-14 the Gospel preached to to all the world before 70AD.  cf Mark, Rom 10:14-18, Col 1:5-6, Col 1:23 & IThes 1:6-8.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 3 Baptisms and 8 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Opening Song : Alleluia  The Character of the Scribes & Pharisees  Matt 22:14-Matt 23:21 Pharisees & Herodians question Jesus; Matt 22:15-22; Sadducees question Resurrection, Matt 23:33; A Lawyer's question concerning great commandment, Matt 22:34-40; Whose son is Christ?  Matt 22:41-46; The character of the Scribes & Pharisees Matt 23:1-7; Disciples exhorted to humility, Matt 23 8-12; Different woes pronounced against Scribes & Pharisees, Matt 13-21   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 4 Baptisms and 12 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Opening Song : Alleluia  The Parable of the Inauguration of the King's Son  Matthew 22 - The Robe of Righteousness cf Zep 1:7-9; Righteousness; All our Righteousness are as Filthy Rags, Isa 64:6 cf Rom 3:10 ff; Change of Righteousness, Isa 61:10, Zach 3:1-9, Luke 15:22, Rom 1:16-17; 3:21 ff, Rev 19:8 ff & 21:2 ff   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 2 Baptisms and 11 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Opening Song : Alleluia  The Sceptre Of Judah  Matthew 21:1-46  Christ rides into Jerusalem upon an ass, cf: Gen 49:10-11 & Zec 9:9; Expels money changers, Matt 21:12, blind & lame healed, Matt 21:14 cf: Isa 35:5, Parables of 2 sons & vineyard Matt 21:28-41,  The Stone  Psa 118:22 ff Isa 28:16, Isa 8:13-15, Acts 4:11 ff, Rom 9:33, Esp 2:19-22, I Pet 2:5-9 & Rom 12:1-2.   Invitation Song - Amazing Grace; Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 2 Baptisms and 21 for prayers.  Closing Song - A Beautiful Life
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Jail & Prison Report; Larry Richards set apart as evangelist.  Parable of the Laborers of the Vineyard  Matt 20:1-16 Matthew 19:10-12  On Marriage; Matt 19:13-15 The  Little Children; Matt 19:16-26 The Rich Young Man; Matt 19:27ff The First & the Last.  Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 4 Baptisms, 1 for Prayer
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Report to the Church, Kingdom of Heaven liken unto a Net Matthew 13:47-52; The Fast that God has chosen Isa 58:1-14; The Attributes of the Saved on the Judgment Day Matt 25:31-46. 
Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 2 Baptisms, 6 for Prayer
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Parable of the Tares Matthew 13:24-43  The Tares (darnel-Greek) are counterfeit wheat cf: Beware of False prophets & wolves in sheep's clothing Matt 7:13-29, Matt 13:44 The Kingdom of Heaven is the Church of Christ, Treasure is you  personally cf: Ex 19:5, The field is the world cf: Matt 13:38 & John 3:16-17, A Man is Jesus cf: Matt 13:37, Found  is Jesus' purpose cf: Luke 19:10 & Isa 65:1, He Hideth cf:  Ps 17:8, 27:5 & 31:19-20, "For the joy thereof" is explained in Heb 12:2, "Selleth all that He hath & buyeth that field"  What were you bought with? Look it up! I Peter 1:18-19 Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 3 Baptisms, 7 Restorations
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Parable of the Sower  Kingdom of God is Church of Christ, the Sower is Jesus,  the Seed is the Word of God, the Field is the World, the Soil is the Human Heart, Fowls are Satan, Wayside is a Hard Hearted Disciple, Stony Ground is shallow hearted disciple, Thorns are the sinful disciple, Good Ground is the honest & good heart that hears the Word of God & keeps it.  Matthew 13:1-23, The Seed is the Word of God, cf Deut 4:2, 31:24-26, Joshua 1:7-9, Prov 30:5-6, Rev 22:18-19, I Cor 4:6, I Pet 4:11, II Cor 5:7, Rom 10:17, 14:23, Heb 1:1-2, I Pet 1:10-12, 2 Pet 1:19-21.  Note - Listen to Invitation Song: 3 Baptisms, 6 Restorations
Church of Christ gospel sermon: We apologize for the sound quality during the sermon - Judge Not - Matthew 7:1-5 Judge means fault finding spirit, harsh, bitter, unloving judgment. Matt 7:13-14;  The Way - note the article (the), cf: Ps 16:11, Pro 4:18, Isa 35:8, Jer 32:39, Mat 7:13-14, John 14:6; The Faith - cf: Luke 18:8, Jude 3, Acts 6:7, 13:7-8, 14:22, 16:5, 24:14, Rom 14:1, I Cor16:13, IICor 13:5, Gal 1:23, 3:23, Eph 4:1-4, cf: Eph 1:22-23  Note: Audio failed before Invitation; we had 5 restorations & 2 Baptisms
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Sermon on the Mount Matthew 6:1-34  Alms means Works of Righteousness: Secret motives of life Matthew 6:1-18 cf: Luke 12:1-12. Three Particular Works of Righteousness:  Alms, Prayers and Fasting. Alms Matt 6:2-4 Unto God (Not to make a show) cf:  Matt 23:1ff. On Prayers Matthew 6:5-15 cf:  Luke 18 & 11. On Fasting Matt 6:16-18 cf: Mark 2:18-22. Treasure in Heaven  Matt 6:19-34 cf: Luke 12:13-34.  Note: Invitation 4 restorations & 3 Baptisms
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5:1-48 Beatitudes: Disciples-salt of the earth, light of the world, 13-16; Christ not destroy but confirm & fulfill law & prophets,  17-19; Righteousness 20; Murder/anger 21-22; Reconciliation-23.26; Impure acts 27-30; Divorce 31-32; Oath/profanity, 33-37; bearing injuries & persecution, 38-41; Borrowing/leading 42, Love/hatred 43-46; Civil respect, 47; disciples to resemble Heavenly Father 48; Note: Invitation:  5 Restorations & 2 Baptisms
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed or Happy cf: Ps 1:1ff; Poor in Spirit (discouraged) Matt 18:3ff; Mourn (sorrowful) cf: II Cor 7:10, Meek (gentle & lowly) cf: Matt 11:28-29, Hunger & Thirst after Righteousness cf: Matt 6:33 & John 6:35; Merciful cf: Isa 58:6-7 & James 2:13; Pure in Heart cf: Proverbs 4:23, Acts 15:9 & Ps 51:10-12; Peaceful cf Isa 9:6ff Romans 12:18ff; Persecuted cf: II Tim 3:12, Rejoice cf: Romans 18:17; The Sermon on the mount is the heart of Jesus' teaching.  Blessed not in unfortunate condition itself, but in the glorious reward to come. Heaven is so superior to anything on earth that anything that increased our longing for heaven is a blessing. 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Repent: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, Matt 3:1ff & Matt 4:17ff, cf: Matt 18:1-6, Isa 2:1ff, Isa 11:5-10 & Luke 13:1-9.  I Am God's Sign Matt 12:38-45, Jonah worked no miracles cf: Jonah 1:1ff. Terrible condition of the human heart & relentless evil  Matt 12:38-45, Goodness of God leads to repentance Romans 2:4;  Godly sorrow worketh repentance II Cor 7:10; Fear of Judgment leads to  Repentance Acts 17:30-31; Repentance universal command Luke 24:47, Acts 2:37-38, 17:30, 20:21, 26:19-30, I Thess 1:9.  Christians who sin Acts 8:22 & 23, Proper Attitude Acts 9:6 & II Tim 2:25
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Jesus, the Lord's Anointed Isaiah 61:1-11, Anointed-Hebrew Maw-shee-akh the Christ.  cf Ps 2:1ff, Ps 45:1ff, Daniel 9:24-27; Luke 4:18-30 (note: Jesus left the word vengeance out and later explains the venange will be in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD cf: Luke 21:22) Acts 4:23ff; Acts 10:38ff; Heb 1:8-9; II Cor 1:21 & Isaiah 61:1-11
Church of Christ gospel sermon: John the Baptist the messenger or forerunner of the Messiah - II Kings2:9-14; Is 40:1-11; Malachi 3:1-6 & 4:4-6; Luke 1:5-25; Luke 3:1-22; John 1:6-36; Matt 11:2-15; Matt 14:1-12 & Matt 17:9-13
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Prophecies of Christ in Zechariah Zech 3:1-10, 33 "Filthy Garments" cf: Isa 64:6, Rom 3:10-19, Isa 61:10 & Luke 15:22;  Zech 3:9 "The Stone" cf: Dan 2:35, Ps 118:22, Isa 28:16, Isa 8:13-14, I Peter 2:1ff, Rom 9:32 & Acts 4:9-12; Zech 6:11-13, Branch cf: Isa 11:1-10 cf: Rom 15:12, Jer 23:5 ff, Jer 33:15; "Throne" cf: Acts 2:29-30; Zech 9:9-11 cf: Gen 49:10-11, Matt 21:1ff & Mark 11: 1ff; Zech 11:7-17 "Beauty - Covenant" cf: Col 2:14 & Jer 31:31ff; Zech 11:12 cf: Matt 26:14; 11:13 cf: Matt 27:3-10 & Acts 1:15-20
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Daniel - 70 Weeks of Years Daniel 9:1 & 24-27, Sixty-Nine weeks of years until the Messiah comes.  69x7=483 years. Principal Commandment 457BC - 483 years = 26AD the year Jesus is baptized by John
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Nebuchadnezzar's Dream Daniel 2:1-44, cf: Jer 25:11, Judah to be in captivity 70 years; Jer 29:10-12 After 70 years Remnant to return to the land; II Chron 36:21ff; Great Image, Head of Gold-Babylonian Empire, Breast Silver - Persian Empire, Belly Brass - Greek Empire Alexander the Great, Legs & Feet iron & Clay - The Roman Empire; Daniel 2:35, Stone strikes image of 4 Kingdoms and becomes a great mountain, cf: Isa 2:1ff, Mountain of the Lords House Isa 11:1-16; Stone cf: Isa 8:13-14, Isa 28:11-16, Ps 118:22, fulfillment cf: Matt 21:42-46, Rom 9:32, Eph 2:19-22, Acts 4:9-12, I Pet 2:1-9, cf: Rom 12:1-2
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Short Report to the Church "We glory in Tribulation" Romans 5:3; The new Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-34 cf: Hebrews 8:6-10 cf: Rom 12:1-2, Heb 8:10-13.  An Overview of Jeremiah the Prophet Jer 1-21; Jeremiah 22:18 & 30 No descendant of Evil King Jehoiakim to sit on David's Throne (How Could Christ be Born of the House of David?)  cf: Matt 1:11 Genealogy of Joseph:  Luke 3:31 Mary's Genealogy Acts 2:30 Christ raised up to sit on David's Throne cf: Psalm 132:11 cf: Jer 22:30.  Jer 23:1-6 cf: Rom 3:10, Rom 1:16-17, Psalm 22:31 cf:  Heb 4:14-16
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The New Covenant & The Church of Christ Jeremiah 31:15 cf:  Matt 2:17; 31:16 Captivity for Judah Jeremiah 31:21 cf: Isaiah 35:8; Jeremiah 31:27 Promise of Return from Captivity; Jeremiah 31:28 God to Build Up; Jeremiah 31:29 The Fathers ate sour grapes (forbidden fruit) Children's teeth set on edge (Children being punished for the sins of the fathers); Jeremiah 31:30 cf: Matt 23:30-36; Jeremiah 31:31 cf: Matt 26:26-30; Jeremiah 31:32 cf: Exo 19:3-8 cf: Matt 13:44 & I Peter 2:5ff; Jeremiah 31:32 cf: Hosea 1:2ff Idolatry Spiritual Adultery; Jeremiah 31:33 cf: II Cor 3:3 & Rom 12:1-2; Jeremiah 31:34 cf: John 3:1-5 & Acts 2:37-47; The Church is the Kingdom of God Acts 2:30; Jeremiah 31:34 cf: I John 3:20, Isa 1:18,  55:1-8 & John 6:37
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  S. Sgt. Manuel Santiago set apart as an Evangelist.  The Peaceful Nature of the Kingdom of God & the Church of Christ Isaiah 2:1-4; Isa 2:2 cf: "Last Days" Acts 2:16-21 & Heb 1:1-2.  "Lord's House" cf: ITim 3:15 "All Nations" cf: Matt 28:18-20 & Mark 16:15-16; Isa 2:3; "He will Teach" cf: John 6:44-45 & Heb 1:1-2; Isa 2:3 "Zion shall go forth the Law" cf: James 1:25 & James 2:8, Matt 22:37-42; Isa 2:3 "Word...form Jerusalem" cf: Luke 24:44-49; Isa 11:1-10 cf: Romans 15:9-12
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  May 11 - Grapevine Bar-B-Q Picnic, Special Prayer for Staff Sergeant Manuel Santiago-Iraq, The Gospel Story - Jesus Christ the Son of God.  Gal 3:16-29; cf: Genesis 12:1-4, 22:1ff; Psalm2:1-12, Remarkable for its eloquent change of persons.  V:1-2 the prophet speaks, V:3 Enemies speak, V:4-5 Prophet answers, V:6 God speaks, V:7 Messiah speaks, V:8-9 God answers & V:10-12 prophet encourages enemies to submit to God; Psalm 22:1-31; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 35:3-10, 53:8-12; Matt 5:1-16, John 10:1ff, ICor 15:1-4 & Gal 3:16-29. 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Romans 6: 1-17 You are (Dead) "In Sin" or "Dead to Sin" Rom 6:1 cf Eph 2:1-10 Having been baptized into Christ we are to become dead to sin. Romans 6:2 cf: Col 2:11-12; Romans 6:3-4 cf: ICor 15:1-4, Mark 16:15 & Isa 35:8 (What scriptures?) Psalm 2 & 22, Isa 49-53, Daniel 9:1ff.  Note these key words in Romans 6:1-23 "Serve, Free, Dead, Live, Reign, Obey, Alive, Dominion, Servants, Yield" Roman 6:6 cf: I John 1:5-22; Romans 6:4-17.
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Report to the Church - Lord Grant us one more year - Faith without works is dead.  cf: Luke 13:6-9, Acts 4:23, Acts 8:14, Acts 14:27 & Acts 21:19; Matt 5:13-16 cf: Acts 1:1 & Luke 24:19; James 2:1-26,
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  God's Discipline - the Olympics of life. The Greek Games are used as an teaching example.  Hebrews 12:1 cf: Phil 3:13ff & I Cor. 9:24ff; Heb 12:2 cf: Luke 15:1ff,  Matt 4:1ff & Psalm 110:1-4; Heb 12:3 cf: Luke 16:19-31; Heb 12:4 cf: Gen 4:1ff Heb12:5 cf: Prov 3:11-12, Heb 12:6-12 cf: Isa 35:3-8
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Great Old Testament Heroes of the Faith. Hebrews 1:1 cf Romans 10:17, Heb 1:2-3 cf: John 1:1-14 & Gen. 1:1-27; Heb 11:4 cf: Gen. 4:1ff; Heb 11:5 cf: Gen. 5:24; Heb 11:6 cf: Heb 10:25; James 2:19, Heb 11:1 & Mark 16:15-16; Heb 11:7.  All the Heroes of the Faith hear the word of God, Believe the Word of God & Obeys the Word of God.  Heb 11:8-9 cf: Gen. 12:1-4 etc.  Heb 11:10 cf: Rev. 21:1ff & Heb 12:22; Heb 11:11-40.  Look up these Heroes of the Faith for your class. 
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Baptism for the Remission of Sins.  Rom 6:1-4 cf: I Cor. 15:1-4: examples of conversion Pentecost Acts 2:1-42; Samaria Act 8:3-13: Ethiopian Acts 8:26-40; Saul of Tarsus Acts 9, 22 & 26; Cornelius' House Acts 10:34-48; Lydia's household Acts 16:14-15; Phil. Jailor's household Acts 16:25-33; Many Cor Acts 18:1-8; Disciples @ Eph. Acts 19:1-5
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Palm Sunday, The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem John 11:1-50, 12:9-18 cf: Gen. 49:10-11 & Zechariah 9:9-10, Matt 21:1-17 cf: Malachi 3:1-3, Mark 11:1-17 cf: Jeremiah 7: 8-34, Mark 11:18-26 & Romans 5:1-10
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Justification by Faith Rom 5:1-ff cf: Peace with God Ps 29:11, Isa 26:3, 48:18, 53:5 Coll 1:20: Rom 5:2-21 cf: Hope Rom 8:24, 15:4, I Cor 13:13, IPeter 3:15, IJohn 3:3, Proverbs 14:32, Acts 24:15, Col 1:5, Titus 2:13, Heb 6:18-19
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Overview of Romans 3:21-6:4 by Bro Joe Stettheimer & comparing Rom 3:21 to Gal 2:20-3:29
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Romans 4 Justification by Grace thru Faith; Abraham Saved by Reckoned Righteousness -Rom 4:1-6 cf: overview of Abraham's Righteousness Gen. 12-15:6; King David Saved On same basis as Abraham-Romans 4:6-8 cf: II Samuel 7:12ff & 12:1ff, cf: Psalm 51:1-17, Abraham was not circumcised when saved-Romans 4:9-13 cf: Gen. 15:6-22:1ff
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Luke 16:19-31  Hell the eternal home of the doomed, The rich man & Lazarus ; Korah's Rebellion A shadow of those who go down alive into the pit Numbers 16:1ff; A song of the sons of Korah Psalms 88:1-18
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Romans 2:1-29  Jews inexcusable, God's Judgment according to truth, According to deeds, without respect to persons, According to Paul's Gospel, According to light & According to the heart - Bro Kelly February 3
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Romans 1:1-32 Paul's Apostleship, Description of Christ's Gospel, The Crimes & Wickedness of Gentile World Called for God's Judgment - Bro Kelly January 27

The below Sermons are advanced studies but without the reference notes.

Church of Christ gospel sermon: Death & Burial of Jesus Christ, A Harmony of the Gospels- Matthew, Mark , Luke & John
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Suffering Servant - Isaiah 52:13-53:12; The Messiah to Suffer for the Sins not His Own - the Death, Burial & Resurrection foretold cf: John 12:37-41, Gal 3:13-14,  I Peter 2:21-25 - Bro. Kelly
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  The Servant's Song: The Messiah to be God's Servant Isa 42:1-7 cf: Matt. 12:14-21, The gentiles trust God's Servant Isa 49:1-8 cf: Acts 13:47, God's Servant "the tongue of the learned"  Isa 50:4-10 cf: Matt. 22:41-46
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Judas betrays Christ for 30 pieces of silver Matthew 26, returns it and hangs himself Matt. 27; The field of blood Jeremiah 7, Prophecy of Christ's betrayal  Zech 11 & Fate takes Judas to that same field Acts 1- Bro. Kelly
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Character of Scribes & Pharisees; Different woes pronounced, their destruction foretold,
       Christ's lamentation over Jerusalem - Matthew 23- Bro. Kelly
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Parable Marriage King's Son, Pharisees & Herodians tribute Caesar, Sadducees & Resurrection, Lawyer & opinion of Christ -  Matthew 22- Bro. Kelly
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Jesus cleanses temple-What authority?  Baptism John, parable 2 sons & vineyard - Matt.21
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Parable Reward of Discipleship Matt 19; The Parable of Labours in the Vineyards Matt 20
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Unpardonable Sin - Matthew 12 & One thing God won't forgive - Matt 18 - November 11, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Parable of the Prodigal Son & the Elder Brother - Luke 15:11-32 - Bro. Kelly November 4, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Parable of Lost Sheep & Coin - Luke 15:1ff - Bro. Kelly October 28, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Parable of Tares & Parable of Treasure hid in a field - Matt 13 - Bro Kelly, October 14, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Report - Jail & Prison Minister Eddie Frazier & Parable of Sower - Matt 13 - Bro Kelly, October 7, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: A Lawyer's Question - Luke 10 - Bro Kelly, September 30, 02
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Jesus the sinner's friend - Luke 7:11-50 - Bro. Kelly - September 23, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Shepherds of Israel Luke 5 - Bro. Kelly - September 16, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: John the Baptizer - Bro Kelly - September 9, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Destruction of Jerusalem 70 A.D. Matthew 24 - Bro Kelly - Sept  2, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Jesus Christ The Son of God Psalm 2 - Bro Kelly - Aug  26, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Adair Chapman's Report to the Church - August 19, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Protestant Reformation-too mild, Restoration Christianity - Bro Kelly - August 12, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Bishop of Rome, "the pope" & the antichrist - Bro. Kelly - August 5, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Bishops & the Slide into Apostasy, the real meaning of Bishops - Bro Kelly-July 29, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Evangelists, Elders & Deacons - Bro Kelly - July 22, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The 5 Fold Worship of the Church - Bro Kelly- July 15, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Who are the Churches of Christ? What's in a Name? - Bro Kelly - July 8, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Kingdom of God & The Church of Christ -Bro Kelly - July 1, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Holy Spirit in the Life of Every Christian - Bro Kelly - June 24, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Miraculous Gifts of the Holy Spirit- Bro Kelly - June 17, 02
Church of Christ gospel sermon: How Satan Attacks - Eric Jenkins June 10, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Baptism of the Holy Spirit - Bro. Kelly - May 27, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: Baptism - Bro. Kelly - May 20, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Good Shepherd- Bro Kelly-March 18, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon: The Gospel Story - Bro Kelly - March 11, 07
Church of Christ gospel sermon:  Genesis "In the beginning God" - Genesis 1-22 - A Special 2hr Radio Broadcast without commercial interruption. Bro. Kelly
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Church of Christ gospel sermon: Coming of Christ 8/13/06
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