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No Service Due to Weather

12/9/18 AM

A rare snow and ice storm on Saturday night left most roads hazardous Sunday.





No Service Due to Weather

12/9/18 PM

A rare snow and ice storm on Saturday night left most roads hazardous Sunday.





Great Woman of Shunem

12/5/18 PM

Study of a fabulous woman to encourage our girls and women to also be great.

The Bible does not tell us her name, but she made perfect choices in all that is recorded about her. She showed exceptional hospitality, which won the hearts of God and Elisha, so they blessed her with great rewards. She is in the Hall of Faith. Can you find her there?





Gospel of John (161)

12/2/18 AM

Introduction to John 20 for the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord.

The resurrection of Jesus is one of the great facts of the gospel. It was necessary for His death to save us from sin. The apostles with mighty miracles declared God raised Jesus from the dead. John 20 records seemingly trivial facts to prove resurrection evidence.





Gospel of John (162)

12/2/18 PM

20:1-10 for John and Peter verifying empty tomb after Mary Magdalene told them.

John wrote chapters 18-19 like a CSI analyst to detail evidence of Jesus death and burial. He wrote chapter 20 the same way to prove His resurrection. He mentioned the grave clothes at least three times, because they are strong evidence His body was not stolen.





The Cross at Judgment Day (1)

11/25/18 AM

Judgment Day will show the glory and value of the cross like never seen before.

John chapters 18-19 give detailed facts of Jesus last 24 hours. But the true glory of the cross will be seen on Judgment Day. Not until it makes the difference between heaven and hell. All men will come to judgment for the greatest glory for God, Jesus, and the cross.





The Cross at Judgment Day (2)

11/25/18 PM

Judgment Day will show the glory and value of the cross like never seen before.

Cain has been in hell for 6000 years. He will come back for his body. He will be tried by Jesus Christ and sentenced to eternity in the lake of fire. Judgment Day will display the perfections of God, saving merit of Jesus Christ, and perfect justice or grace for all.





Gospel of John (159)

11/18/18 AM

19:31-37 for thieves legs being broken and the side of Jesus pierced by a spear.

These facts in John are not found in the other Gospels. The certain death of Jesus Christ is very important for power of His resurrection (I Cor 15:1-4). There were heresies already denying Jesus with a flesh body and real death and denying the resurrection of bodies.





Gospel of John (160)

11/18/18 PM

19:38-42 for the honorable burial of the body of Jesus by two important men.

Jesus had finished the will of His Father, made full atonement for our sins, and His spirit was in heaven. God now favored His righteous cause by convicting and directing two men to give Him nearly a royal burial. Jews and Romans combined to try to keep Him buried.





Sermon Handout

11/12/18 PM

To help follow the seven sayings of the cross found in the four Gospel accounts.

Matthew and Mark only have one saying of our Lord from the cross. Luke and John each recorded three unique sayings for a total of seven. This handout is to help you put them in order and see the distribution. The sayings are valuable. Glory in the Lord Jesus Christ.





Gospel of John (158)

11/11/18 AM

19:17-30 for the five events John recorded about the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus.

All four Gospels have the crucifixion. Psalm 22 is the most graphic by prophecy; it is in the first person. Matthew and Mark are similar. Luke and John add unique material. Know we are not saved by the gore or grief of the cross but the death, which John detailed for us.





Seven Sayings of the Cross

11/11/18 PM

The seven sayings of the cross give us a unique view of Jesus during His crucifixion.

Going to the cross, Jesus warned about the ruin of Jerusalem in that generation. While on the cross, Jesus spoke seven times. Luke and John each recorded three unique statements that fulfilled scripture, teach truth, and give practical lessons. A handout is linked nearby.





Deborah & Jael (slides)

11/7/18 PM

Slide presentation of Judges 4 and 5 about Deborah, Barak, and Jael saving Israel.

The book of Judges describes the terrible up and down history of Israel as they turned from God and then turned back again. God used Deborah and Barak to defeat the king of Canaan. But He also prepared a mystery woman to kill Sisera, the captain of the army.





Lead Me to Calvary

11/5/18 PM

This song teaches the need to remember what Jesus our Lord did for us at Calvary.

Christians sing to teach and admonish each other with His grace in our hearts (Col 3:16). The old man, our weak flesh, the world, and Satan cause us to forget Jesus death for us. Use this song, especially the first 13 words, to remember and recommit in love to the Lord.





Gospel of John (156)

11/4/18 AM

19:1-11 for the second trial of Jesus before Pilate leading up to His sentencing.

Pilate was determined to let Jesus go (Acts 3:13). He scourged Jesus, hoping this pain and punishment would placate them, but they demanded His death. John wrote more than the other Gospels of words between Pilate and Jesus and how the Jews finally forced him.





Gospel of John (157)

11/4/18 PM

19:12-16 as Pilate sentenced Jesus our Lord and turned Him over to be crucified.

Threatened by the Jews as disloyal to Caesar, Pilate gave sentence for Jesus to be crucified. He sat in his judgment seat and condemned Jesus. Jesus will soon sit in His judgment seat and condemn Pilate. As many do, with Jesus out of sight, Pilate could live ignoring Him.





Gospel of John (154)

10/28/18 AM

19:1 introduction and review of interview with Herod between chapters 18 and 19.

John chapters 18 and 19 contain the arrest, trials, torture, crucifixion, and burial of Jesus. This is most excellent matter, as Paul wrote (I Cor 2:2; Gal 6:14). Prophesied and recorded in four Gospels, we want to know Jesus Christ to love and serve Him for what He did for us.





Gospel of John (155)

10/28/18 PM

19:1 for lessons from Herod and Pilate and scourging prophesied and fulfilled perfectly.

Herod and Pilate became friends with one Man to hate - our Lord Jesus. We should learn how men join together to hate the righteous. We should resent natural curiosity like Herod had, for it is no work of grace. Jesus was scourged for you, since you deserved the lashes.





Ending Christian Inertia

10/24/18 PM

Many forces keep you from gaining velocity or better direction to be your best for God.

Grace should produce growth - more passion for Christ and more fruit. Many Christians do not grow. Inertia keeps them from running their race faster for the prize. Many forces keep them at rest or in slow motion. Examine yourself to improve your trajectory to heaven.





Gospel of John (152)

10/21/18 AM

18:28-32 for Jesus betrayed by Caiaphas to the Gentile, Roman governor Pilate.

The Jews should have died to save one of their own from crucifixion by the Roman invaders and occupiers. Instead, their own high priest, the highest official in Israel, betrayed Jesus to the pagan foreigners and slandered Him for crimes against Caesar.