Recent Sermons

 

Jehoiada the Kingly Priest

7/19/18 PM

Chart, notes, and quiz to review the persons and events of Jehoiada and Joash.

To fully understand the relationship and role of Jehoiada and Joash, you need background history going back to Jehoshaphat marrying his son to the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel. A terrible sin! Use the material here along with PPT slides about Jehoiada posted next to it.





Jehoiada the Kingly Priest

7/18/18 PM

PPT slides for the history of Jehoiada and Joash and the lessons from them.

Jehoshaphat married his son to Athaliah of Ahab and Jezebel. When Athaliah killed the seed royal of Judah, Jehoiada the high priest and his wife Jehosheba kept Joash alive. But after Jehoiada died, Joash turned away from Jehovah and killed Jehoiadas son Zechariah.





Soft Skills - Table

7/16/18 PM

List of soft skills and definitions and Bible passages teaching them millennia ago.

The useful table here summarizes soft skills by the world and the Bible. Character, work ethic, and interpersonal skills among other traits are far more important for success than academic training. The world has finally admitted what Bible Christians have always known well.





Gospel of John (134)

7/15/18 AM

15:26 - 16:7 as Jesus told 11 of persecution and death and soon Holy Ghost presence.

The apostles suffered much for preaching the truth of the kingdom of God. Jesus comforted them with the promised Spirit and reminded them to think about His victory and heaven. The martyrs for 2000 years have realized His promises of comfort. Do you have the Spirit?





Soft Skills - Outline

7/15/18 PM

The Bible teaches the character traits and relationship attributes for worldly success.

The world says soft skills more than academic or technical training are crucial for professional success. But like anything they discover, the Bible had it long before. The Bible stresses soft skills, especially Proverbs, which should be the larger part of training children and even adults.





Child Training Goals - Table

7/9/18 PM

Lists of spiritual, character, functional, and practical goals to get superior adults.

The useful table here summarizes the goals and priorities for training children. Put it on your refrigerator and train some aspect of it every day. The scope and sequence of schools, public or private, is not nearly enough for children to grow in favor with God and men.





Gospel of John (133)

7/8/18 AM

15:18-25 for Jesus warning the eleven of coming persecution and how to handle it.

Jesus was about to leave the apostles for heaven, but He knew they would be sorely persecuted, so He gave them ten reasons in eight verses how to receive this evil treatment. These reasons apply to us when we experience persecution far inferior to that of the apostles.





Child Training Goals (2)

7/8/18 PM

Set Bible goals and priorities - the world and your flesh lie about your children.

A workshop sermon with handouts and a cheat sheet summary of goals for training children. Do not be content with academic education, sports, and your children having fun. If you want them to glorify God and have fruitful kingdom lives, you must train them His way.





Gospel of John (131)

7/1/18 AM

15:9-17 for Jesus exalting love as the bond with heaven and among themselves.

Jesus was about to die. He walked with them out to Bethany and comforted them all the way. He told them they were to stay under His love and continue to enjoy their friendship. He would lay down His life for them, and the key issue was for them to love each other.





Gospel of John (132)

7/1/18 PM

15:13 to consider the greatest act of love - Jesus laid down His life for His friends.

It has been said mothers dying in childbirth gave their lives for their child. It has been said that soldiers dying in combat laid down their lives for their country or their buddies. Neither is true. Jesus died in a way very different from these examples. All glory to Jesus Christ.





Child Training Goals - Table

6/25/18 PM

Lists of spiritual, character, functional, and practical goals to get superior adults.

The useful table here summarizes the goals and priorities for training children. Put it on your refrigerator and train some aspect of it every day. The scope and sequence of schools, public or private, is not nearly enough for children to grow in favor with God and men.





Gospel of John (130)

6/24/18 AM

15:1-8 for Jesus as Vine and branches in Him for Spirit power for godly fruitbearing.

Jesus had His eleven apostles for a final briefing before their huge undertaking alone. He used grape growing to promise them power if they would remain faithful disciples. The rule is simple - believe, love, and obey Jesus for great Spirit power for fruit to the glory of God.





Child Training Goals (1)

6/24/18 PM

Set Bible goals and priorities - the world and your flesh lie about your children.

A workshop sermon with handouts and a cheat sheet summary of goals for training children. Do not be content with academic education, sports, and your children having fun. If you want them to glorify God and have fruitful kingdom lives, you must train them His way.





Gospel of John (129)

6/17/18 AM

15:1-2 as our Lord introduced a lesson of a vine and branches for bearing fruit.

Jesus walked to Bethany with His apostles before His arrest in Gethsemane. He promised power for their great work by abiding in Him. He is the only vine for gospel and spiritual strength. God the Father was husbandman and would remove any branches not producing.





Importance of Singing

6/17/18 PM

God ordained singing for churches as much as He did baptism and communion.

Perilous times brought musical instruments, volume amplification, performing artists, and other man-made inventions. But God ordained congregational singing. If we love God and His worship like David, we will embrace church singing from our hearts with passion and skill.





Stones of the Temple

6/10/18 AM

38th anniversary of the church - praising His grace in every unique member.

A church is a body of people - not a list of doctrines, calendar of programs, or a popular pastor. Stones are the lively and unique church members saved by grace and added by God to a local church (I Pet 2:4-8), where Jesus is the Cornerstone and the Spirit the energizing One.





Glorify God in Me

6/10/18 PM

55 men gave short praise of God saving them and adding them to the church.

A church is a body of believers - God must save, convert, and add them to a church (Acts 2:47; I Cor 12:18). Public testimonies of individuals were made of His work to build this church. A mirth feast followed that evening at a fine restaurant (Neh 8:10-12; Jude 1:12).





The Mystery of Malkiy-Tsedeq

6/6/18 PM

God swore that Jesus would be a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.

You need a priest. Without one you cannot go to heaven. The Jews trusted Levitical priests from Aaron. But David told in Psalm 110:4 that God would make Messiah a far better priest. Paul explained it all in Hebrews 7 by showing precious similarities of Jesus and Melchisedec.





Gospel of John (128)

6/3/18 AM

14:21-31 for the last lessons of comfort for the eleven while still in the upper room.

The eleven were troubled by Jesus leaving, so He promised them His love and presence by the Spirit. He promised them total knowledge and recall of His preaching. He comforted them in many glorious ways while also staying on schedule to be apprehended and crucified.





Peace on Earth

6/3/18 PM

God had a holy war against earth and its people until He sent Jesus for His elect.

Peace is a wonderful concept - no fighting, no differences, no fear. The angels told of peace on earth at Jesus birth. God drove our parents out of Eden, drowned the world, and scattered it at Babel. Jesus death reconciled us to God and obtained everlasting peace for His elect.