Men's meeting to provoke men to be their best for God and kingdom.
This effeminate generation does not compare important issues of income, assets, winning, or losing. Yet God in the Bible compares and ranks all men, for He commends and rewards winners and ridicules and punishes losers. Are you the best you can be?
11:16-24 for Gentiles to rightly consider their privilege in the Jewish church.
The N.T. indicates animosity between Jews and Gentiles. The Jewish situation of some elect blinded for Gentile conversions is dealt with wisely by an olive tree for the Gentiles to realize their blessed and vulnerable position and to rightly respect Israel.
Review of Hannah for her situation, character, prayer, and mothering.
The story of Hannah and Samuel is well known by Bible readers. But there is wisdom to consider this woman and her commitment to have Samuel ready to worship the LORD and to serve the tabernacle when he was weaned. What kind of a parent are you?
Review of God's providence and political wisdom taught in Persia!
Esther does not have the words God or Lord, but there is more providence evident than in most Bible history. Praise the Lord for His judgments and reversal of fortune involving two cousins and the church of God against their enemies.Learn some political wisdom
11:11-15 for the conversion of the Gentiles for the conversion of Jews!
What sovereign wisdom of God to turn the Gentiles for their immediate benefit and in turn a delayed benefit by elect Jews. Learn the humility, fear, evangelism, and thanks this passage teaches. The gospel of reconciliation for Gentiles is precious.
II Corinthians 5:18-21 teaches two precious phases of reconciliation.
The war is over! How did Hiroo Onoda waste 30 years? Jesus went where no man could or dared and made peace between God and men. He sent preachers to tell you the war is over, so you can end your vain religious works and gain assurance of eternal life.
11:11-12 rightly applying the rest of the chapter to blinded elect.
Verse 11 of Romans 11 is the crucial verse of this chapter. What is the antecedent of the pronouns in the verse? The chapter now deals with elect Jews blinded to the gospel, allowing the gospel to be redirected to Gentiles during this transitional generation.
Daniel 9:24 lists six glorious things God determined to do to Israel.
Text is often assigned to a future millennial kingdom of the Jews - thus a Jewish fable. But most saints for the last 2000 years see the glory of Jesus Christ in this remarkable prophecy. There are elements of judgment and of salvation in this precious text.
The Bible is plain enough to condemn this popular worldly activity.
Gambling is rapidly growing worldwide, as online and mobile gambling makes it ever more convenient, much like porn. The Bible lays out many principles of ethics and conduct that condemn this wicked activity. Do you hate it? Can you prove it from a Bible?
11:1-10 for the election and blinding of national Israel to eternal life.
Though God turned from the Jews to the Gentiles (10:19-21), He had not rejected all Jews from eternal life (11:1-2). There was a remnant as in Elijah's day by grace (11:3-6). The elect were saved, but the rest were blinded (11:7), as scripture said (11:8-10).
A simple review of a number of aspects pertaining to Bible inspiration.
The Bible is God's word. In fact, it is God's words. How did we get God's words in a book written by men? God gave men His words by external and internal dictating. You should hate paraphrases or any alteration to God's inspired words. Will you read it?
An introduction to chapter 11, a difficult and misunderstood chapter.
Many promote Jewish fables by this chapter, such as a future restoration as a preeminent nation. Instead, it exalts God's electing grace with an example of unconverted elect. This sermon summarizes important principles to guide correct interpretation. All glory to God!
Life is only good and important if you have the right purpose for it.
It is a shame that many worry about health and other factors, though they do not have a godly reason to live longer. If it is far better to depart and be with Christ, why fuss about living longer? Get a grip and identify why you should live? David will help with Psalm 27:4.
Exhortations by Brethren
Four young men have short exhortations from Bible for church.
Romans 15:14 teaches that church members should be able to exhort one another. Philip Crosby presented Psalm 119:9-16, Matthew Eastland "Forgotten Sins," Mark Crosby, "Where Are the Nine?" and Eric Carnell, "Facets of the Eternal Phase of Salvation."
Exhortations by Brethren
Two young men have short exhortations from Bible for church.
Romans 15:14 teaches that church members should be able to exhort one another. Nathan Crosby presented, "Importance of Context in Bible Interpretation," and Newell Eastland presented, "Real Christianity Is Real Simple."
10:19-21 for scripture proof of God moving gospel from Jews to Gentiles.
Though righteousness by faith is simple and was preached to the whole world, elect Jews Paul desired to save would not believe it. Why? Because God was moving the gospel from them to the Gentiles, for your benefit and to provoke them to jealousy.
God paid the price of His Son to buy us back from divine justice.
A ransom is the price to redeem a person from prison or condemnation or required by a kidnapper to return a child. You need a ransom desperately, because you are under eternal condemnation. Jesus paid the ransom for you, and God accepted it, freeing you.
The Best! PowerPoint arguments both against and for instruments.
Here is a great subject to test submission to scripture. Music is a powerful feature of mega churches today. What does the Bible say? Can you throw off your conditioning that thinks instruments have a role in church worship to follow scripture only.
Word document of sermon outline dealing with this modern heresy.
Baptist churches for 1800 years never considered instruments, but now they are a main draw for the seeker sensitive mega churches. What does the Bible say? Most cannot even hear its commands or warnings due to lust for numbers and feelings.
Chart showing many relationships with scriptural charges for each.
See the sermon outline for 3/31/2013. You have many relationships, and the Bible addresses all of them. To be a people prepared for the Lord, you need to address them as God requires. Use this as a family tool to properly cover all your duties.