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Sermon Note Archives

  • “FIFTY YEARS OF REFLECTION” | PSALM 39:4-7 | 1/7/24
    Some say age is only a number … but Came across this incredible passage in Psalm 39 Exposition of text in 39:4-7 Powerful, profound, penetrating 50 years of ministry reflection I. GRATITUDE I Peter 5:10 No substitute for a wonderful family II. LIFE IS SHORT James 4:13-17 Seems like it was just yesterday III. SALVATION IS OF THE LORD Jonah 2:9 Didn’t know a lot of doctrine … IV. JESUS CHRIST IS MY ALL IN ALL Romans 12:1-2; II Cor. 1:20; II Cor. 5:17 V. ALL OF IT … IS OF GRACE Eph. 2:8-9 Psalm 37:23-25 No matter what the years may hold, we can TRUST God always!
  • “PERILOUS TIMES” | II TIMOTHY 3:1-15 | 1/14/24
    “Last days” = period of time between the first coming and the second coming of Christ Biblically defined, yes, we are living in the last days Context of II Timothy 3 “perilous” = hard, harsh, difficult, fierce, violent Jesus in Matthew 24:21-24 I. PERILOUS TIMES 3:1-4 V. 2 lovers of self Lovers of money Disobedient to parents Lovers of pleasure more than God II. FALSE RELIGION TIMES 3:5-7 Difference between true religion/false religion? III. DAYS OF FAITH TIMES 3:8-12 Note verse 10 > follow IV. DAYS OF PERSEVERING TIMES 3:13-14 Must continue to abide V. ELECT GATHERING TIMES Matthew 24:29-31
  • “THE BURDEN OF HABAKKUK” | HABAKKUK 3:17-19 | 1/21/24
    Name = one who embraces God Lived during a spiritually dead time H assured the people of three things: H assures people of God’s mercy H says the Lord will send Messiah H prayed for perseverance in a troubled time I. A MAN WITH A BURDEN 1:1-4 Burdened for his nation and its people II. A MAN OF FAITH 2:1-3 A simple and plain message II. A MAN OF HOPE 2:14 Learn to wait on the Lord IV. A MAN OF WORSHIP 2:18-19 V. A MAN OF PERSEVERANCE 3:17-18 VI. A MAN OF PRAYER
  • “DECEIVED” | II CORINTHIANS 11:1-4 | 1/28/24
    Did you know that you can believe in Jesus and still go to hell? Can attend church and pray and still go to hell? Bible says you can … because we are easily deceived! If Satan deceived Eve in paradise, then he also Can easily deceive us Belief AND repentance are required for salvation! Satan does it by taking a verse and claiming it to the exclusion of other verses Turn to Acts 16:22-32 > great example Philippine jailer had a unique experience He repented and believed v.25 Matthew 1:21 > “FROM their sins.” Philippine jailer had fruit > vv.32-34 Repentance is repudiation and forsaking of sin Isaiah 55:7!
  • “5 QUESTIONS > SAME ANSWER!” | ROMANS 3:19-26 | 2/4/24
    What would it mean to you to know that: 1. All your sins —— every one — are forgiven? 2. That God is holy and not angry with you any more? 3. To have a heart that is as inclined to God as the old one was inclined to sin? 4. That every trial and heartache is ordained by God Himself? 5. That old age, illness and death is the best thing that could ever happen to you? Learn to look to Christ alone because you will like yourself better because of what you see!!!! I. MAN IS GUILTY 3:19 3 marks of repentance > George Whitefield II. GOD IS GRACIOUS 3:20-25 Something that God does all by Himself: freely III. GOD IS JUST 3:26 And the Justifier of the ungodly How can He do that? in Lord Jesus Christ!
  • “7 UNCHANGEABLE TRUTHS” | JOHN 8:20-51 | 2/11/24
    Immutability of God = God never changes His truth is eternally true! Psalm 90:1-2 and Malachi 3:6 and James 1:17 Everything is always changing but God never does Because He never changes - His truths never change! Context > 8:20-23 1st TRUTH > BELIEF > JOHN 8:24 2nd TRUTH > ABIDE > V.31 3rd TRUTH > FREEDOM > VV. 32-36 4th TRUTH > SACRIFICE > VV.37-39 5th TRUTH > LOVE FOR JESUS > VV.40-42 6th TRUTH > UNABLE TO LISTEN > VV.43-45 7th TRUTH > OBEDIENCE > VV.48-51 What is your relationship to these unchanging truths?
  • "THE OLD RUGGED CROSS” | GALATIANS 6:1-18 | 2/18/24
    Context of Galatians 6 — key verse is v.14 The very first man, Adam, walked with God But something awful happened when sin entered Sin impacted his mind, will and affections He lost his relationship with God Man will worship something ... That is why the Cross is so important I. SYMBOL OF DEATH Luke 9:23 and I Peter 2:9 II. OFFENSIVE TO MAN Why? labels him as a hell-deserving sinner III. OLD CROSS IS FEARLESS Cross brings hatred & persecution The old rugged cross leads home! It is not easy but it leads to glory!
  • “THE GREAT FOUNDATIONS OF GOD” | PSALM 11:1-7 | 2/25/24
    Civil foundation of USA is the U S Constitution It defines us as Americans and our rights Those rights and protections really come from God He has also given us a spiritual foundation It is sure, stedfast and secure Civil foundations can be destroyed Spiritual foundations cannot ever be destroyed They will never be destroyed! I. THE FOUNDATION OF CREATION Psalm 33:6-9 II. THE FOUNDATION OF THE BIBLE Isaiah 40:7-8 III. THE FOUNDATION OF CHRIST II Timothy 2:19 IV. THE FOUNDATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD I Peter 5:10 These foundations are secure and everlasting They find their origin in God Our faith and hope is built upon these foundations!
  • “SHEEP WHO HAVE STRAYED” | ISAIAH 53:6 | 3/3/24
    Context of Isaiah 53 … Many people, perhaps most people Believe they can get along pretty good Without God; however, Our greatest needs are not physical but spiritual Sin has impacted our entire being Rom.3:10-19 I. MAN THE SINNER HATES GOD "Let God run the world I will take care of me” II. MAN THE SINNER HATES HIS FELLOWMAN Matt. 22:34-40 Families shooting each other; fighting III. MAN THE SINNER HATES HIMSELF Looking our for #1 > me, myself and I Man has a terminal illness or does he? The only answer is the Lord Jesus Christ

Wednesday Night Bible Study Note Archives

  • “FIFTY YEARS OF REFLECTION” | PSALM 39:4-7 | 1/7/24
    Some say age is only a number … but Came across this incredible passage in Psalm 39 Exposition of text in 39:4-7 Powerful, profound, penetrating 50 years of ministry reflection I. GRATITUDE I Peter 5:10 No substitute for a wonderful family II. LIFE IS SHORT James 4:13-17 Seems like it was just yesterday III. SALVATION IS OF THE LORD Jonah 2:9 Didn’t know a lot of doctrine … IV. JESUS CHRIST IS MY ALL IN ALL Romans 12:1-2; II Cor. 1:20; II Cor. 5:17 V. ALL OF IT … IS OF GRACE Eph. 2:8-9 Psalm 37:23-25 No matter what the years may hold, we can TRUST God always!
  • “PERILOUS TIMES” | II TIMOTHY 3:1-15 | 1/14/24
    “Last days” = period of time between the first coming and the second coming of Christ Biblically defined, yes, we are living in the last days Context of II Timothy 3 “perilous” = hard, harsh, difficult, fierce, violent Jesus in Matthew 24:21-24 I. PERILOUS TIMES 3:1-4 V. 2 lovers of self Lovers of money Disobedient to parents Lovers of pleasure more than God II. FALSE RELIGION TIMES 3:5-7 Difference between true religion/false religion? III. DAYS OF FAITH TIMES 3:8-12 Note verse 10 > follow IV. DAYS OF PERSEVERING TIMES 3:13-14 Must continue to abide V. ELECT GATHERING TIMES Matthew 24:29-31
  • “THE BURDEN OF HABAKKUK” | HABAKKUK 3:17-19 | 1/21/24
    Name = one who embraces God Lived during a spiritually dead time H assured the people of three things: H assures people of God’s mercy H says the Lord will send Messiah H prayed for perseverance in a troubled time I. A MAN WITH A BURDEN 1:1-4 Burdened for his nation and its people II. A MAN OF FAITH 2:1-3 A simple and plain message II. A MAN OF HOPE 2:14 Learn to wait on the Lord IV. A MAN OF WORSHIP 2:18-19 V. A MAN OF PERSEVERANCE 3:17-18 VI. A MAN OF PRAYER
  • “DECEIVED” | II CORINTHIANS 11:1-4 | 1/28/24
    Did you know that you can believe in Jesus and still go to hell? Can attend church and pray and still go to hell? Bible says you can … because we are easily deceived! If Satan deceived Eve in paradise, then he also Can easily deceive us Belief AND repentance are required for salvation! Satan does it by taking a verse and claiming it to the exclusion of other verses Turn to Acts 16:22-32 > great example Philippine jailer had a unique experience He repented and believed v.25 Matthew 1:21 > “FROM their sins.” Philippine jailer had fruit > vv.32-34 Repentance is repudiation and forsaking of sin Isaiah 55:7!
  • “5 QUESTIONS > SAME ANSWER!” | ROMANS 3:19-26 | 2/4/24
    What would it mean to you to know that: 1. All your sins —— every one — are forgiven? 2. That God is holy and not angry with you any more? 3. To have a heart that is as inclined to God as the old one was inclined to sin? 4. That every trial and heartache is ordained by God Himself? 5. That old age, illness and death is the best thing that could ever happen to you? Learn to look to Christ alone because you will like yourself better because of what you see!!!! I. MAN IS GUILTY 3:19 3 marks of repentance > George Whitefield II. GOD IS GRACIOUS 3:20-25 Something that God does all by Himself: freely III. GOD IS JUST 3:26 And the Justifier of the ungodly How can He do that? in Lord Jesus Christ!
  • “7 UNCHANGEABLE TRUTHS” | JOHN 8:20-51 | 2/11/24
    Immutability of God = God never changes His truth is eternally true! Psalm 90:1-2 and Malachi 3:6 and James 1:17 Everything is always changing but God never does Because He never changes - His truths never change! Context > 8:20-23 1st TRUTH > BELIEF > JOHN 8:24 2nd TRUTH > ABIDE > V.31 3rd TRUTH > FREEDOM > VV. 32-36 4th TRUTH > SACRIFICE > VV.37-39 5th TRUTH > LOVE FOR JESUS > VV.40-42 6th TRUTH > UNABLE TO LISTEN > VV.43-45 7th TRUTH > OBEDIENCE > VV.48-51 What is your relationship to these unchanging truths?
  • "THE OLD RUGGED CROSS” | GALATIANS 6:1-18 | 2/18/24
    Context of Galatians 6 — key verse is v.14 The very first man, Adam, walked with God But something awful happened when sin entered Sin impacted his mind, will and affections He lost his relationship with God Man will worship something ... That is why the Cross is so important I. SYMBOL OF DEATH Luke 9:23 and I Peter 2:9 II. OFFENSIVE TO MAN Why? labels him as a hell-deserving sinner III. OLD CROSS IS FEARLESS Cross brings hatred & persecution The old rugged cross leads home! It is not easy but it leads to glory!
  • “THE GREAT FOUNDATIONS OF GOD” | PSALM 11:1-7 | 2/25/24
    Civil foundation of USA is the U S Constitution It defines us as Americans and our rights Those rights and protections really come from God He has also given us a spiritual foundation It is sure, stedfast and secure Civil foundations can be destroyed Spiritual foundations cannot ever be destroyed They will never be destroyed! I. THE FOUNDATION OF CREATION Psalm 33:6-9 II. THE FOUNDATION OF THE BIBLE Isaiah 40:7-8 III. THE FOUNDATION OF CHRIST II Timothy 2:19 IV. THE FOUNDATION OF THE GRACE OF GOD I Peter 5:10 These foundations are secure and everlasting They find their origin in God Our faith and hope is built upon these foundations!
  • “SHEEP WHO HAVE STRAYED” | ISAIAH 53:6 | 3/3/24
    Context of Isaiah 53 … Many people, perhaps most people Believe they can get along pretty good Without God; however, Our greatest needs are not physical but spiritual Sin has impacted our entire being Rom.3:10-19 I. MAN THE SINNER HATES GOD "Let God run the world I will take care of me” II. MAN THE SINNER HATES HIS FELLOWMAN Matt. 22:34-40 Families shooting each other; fighting III. MAN THE SINNER HATES HIMSELF Looking our for #1 > me, myself and I Man has a terminal illness or does he? The only answer is the Lord Jesus Christ
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