Recent Sermons

 

Gospel of John (#144)

9/16/18 AM

17:11-16 for Jesus prayer requests for apostolic unity, joy, and protection.

Count it a privilege to enter the holy of holies when Jesus prayed in hearing of the apostles. A simple outline of the prayer is very helpful. He knew He was leaving them, so He asked the Father to keep them together, with His joy, and protected from this hateful, evil world.





Gospel of John (#145)

9/16/18 PM

17:17-19 for Jesus prayer for the eleven to be sanctified by the truth of the Bible.

Sanctification = consecration = made holy for use by God. We are purified as we learn and obey the Bible - it cleanses our lives and joins us to heaven. Jesus prayed that God would sanctify His apostles by the truth of His word for ministry as Jesus Himself had done so.





Sermon Worksheet

9/15/18 AM

For September 16 for John 17:11-19; print, fold, cut, and share with other listeners.

If having a few notes in front of hearers will help them comprehend and retain the sermon content, then the extra effort is worth it. There will still be near-exhaustive outlines available for each sermon, but these worksheets are to help retain focus and capture main thoughts.





Gospel of John (143)

9/9/18 AM

17:4-10 for Jesus moving from praying for himself to praying for His apostles.

Jesus prayed for glory (17:1) via the cross (17:2-3). Then He prayed for glory after the cross (17:4-5). He then prayed for the eleven as they listened (17:6-10). He reasoned with God to help them because God had chosen them and they had believed and obeyed Him.





II Thessalonians 2 (slides)

9/9/18 PM

This short chapter teaches many facts of apostolic truth no longer understood.

Paul condemned false ideas about the timing of future events, the man of sin, the restraining power, His work of blinding men, and election to salvation. He then taught about 20 more differences from what is commonly believed by doctrine-hating, contemporary Christians.





How Are You Saved?

9/5/18 PM

The Bible doctrine of salvation requires rightly dividing all its verses for the truth.

Most think they are saved by a decision for Jesus. Paul said he was saved before the world began, when Jesus died on the cross, when he was regenerated, by being faithful, and was not yet saved in another sense. Enjoy these slides to know the precious truth to share.





Charts for Five Phases of Salvation

9/4/18 PM

These two charts summarize a wealth of very many Bible facts about salvation.





Other Witnesses of Phases of Salvation

9/3/18 PM

Three Baptists are quoted and others named for seeing phases of salvation.





Gospel of John (142)

9/2/18 AM

17:2-3 for powerful verses of sovereignty in salvation by God and Jesus Christ.

Jesus asked God to glorify Him, so He could glorify God (17:1). He would die on the cross to give eternal life to the elect. The result would be a family of God knowing their Father, His Son, and His divine mission to save them. Election and limited atonement are exalted.





Superlatives of Eternal Life

9/2/18 PM

Five adjectives help us exalt the incredible gift of eternal life for the elect five ways.

Adjectives modify or describe nouns. There are three levels - descriptive, comparative, superlative. The Bible knows them and uses them. We isolate five here to magnify the gift of eternal life for communion. Eternal life is a gift that fully crushes any other giver or gift.





Sermon Worksheets

9/1/18 PM

One each for the two sermons Sunday - print, fold, and cut for sharing with others.

If having a few notes in front of hearers will help them comprehend and retain the sermon content, then the extra effort is worth it. There will still be near-exhaustive outlines available for each sermon, but these worksheets are to help retain focus and capture main thoughts.





Gospel of John (141)

8/26/18 AM

17:1 as Jesus began a intercessory prayer for the apostles and all believers and us.

John took us into the holy place with chapters 13-16, but chapter 17 takes us into the holy of holies, Jesus intimate prayer to His father. The other gospels record none of this. Embrace this personal moment as the apostles hear Jesus pray for Himself, for them, and then for you.





Rightly Dividing the Bible (3)

8/26/18 PM

PowerPoint slides to explain the internal rule of rightly dividing for different senses.

Paul gave Timothy a pastoral rule for approval without shame before God in his use of the Bible (II Tim 2:15). The Bible uses words, phrases, or concepts in different ways. These distinctions need to be rightly distinguished and classified to avoid confusion and heresy.





The Movie GREATER

8/22/18 PM

Men met to watch the movie Greater about the short life of Brandon Burlsworth.

Though having no perceived athletic ability, this young man by dedicated diligence became the greatest walk-on story in college football in the BCS era. Drafted 63rd overall by the Indianapolis Colts, the biopic of his life has many lessons to convict and provoke men.





Gospel of John (140)

8/19/18 AM

16:28-33 as Jesus ended His lessons for the eleven before His holy prayer for them.

Jesus warned His apostles He had to leave and the world would hate them. He gave many precious promises to encourage them. They deserted Him that night, but God was with Him, and after Pentecost they were bold for Him. Cheer up! He has overcome the world!





Rightly Dividing the Bible (2)

8/19/18 PM

PowerPoint slides to explain the internal rule of rightly dividing for different senses.

Paul gave Timothy a pastoral rule for approval without shame before God in his use of the Bible (II Tim 2:15). The Bible uses words, phrases, or concepts in different ways. These distinctions need to be rightly distinguished and classified to avoid confusion and heresy.





Rightly Dividing the Bible (1)

8/15/18 PM

PowerPoint slides to explain the internal rule of rightly dividing for different senses.

Paul gave Timothy a pastoral rule for approval without shame before God in his use of the Bible (II Tim 2:15). The Bible uses words, phrases, or concepts in different ways. These distinctions need to be rightly distinguished and classified to avoid confusion and heresy.





Gospel of John (138)

8/12/18 AM

16:12-15 for Jesus teaching them much more of His doctrine by the Holy Spirit.

The apostles were dull of hearing, so they had to wait for truth from the Spirit at Pentecost. God had given true doctrine to Jesus, and He in turn gave it to the Spirit for the apostles. The promise of all truth by the Spirit was for the apostles only; we find truth by hard study.





Gospel of John (139)

8/12/18 PM

16:16-27 for comfort about His death and resurrection and then new power in prayer.

Jesus used proverbs. It confused the apostles. It confuses commentaries. Jesus comforted them by the joy of resurrection taking away the sorrow of His death. Praying in Jesus name had not been done before, but it was to be a powerful tool of prayer (Ac 4:23-31). Use it!





Gospel of John (136)

8/5/18 AM

16:8-11 for apostolic reproof of world for sin, righteousness, and future judgment.

Good pastors bark like watch dogs (Is 56:9-12). The apostles did it best. David had mighty men, but the Son of David had better. They reproved the world for damning problems of sin, righteousness, and coming judgment. Hardly any pastors keep up the right barking.