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 Ecclesiastes  Expositional Theology
 First Timothy  Loving, Fearing and Trusting God
 The New Testament Church  Peter
Romans (Available from Sovereign Grace Publications: http://www.sovgrace.net/sgp-store) Jude
Jesus and the Resurrection New Testament Church, Biblical Model
   
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Faith
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Hebrews 11:1; What is Faith? (Introduction)

Hebrews 11:1-2; Faith Supplies Evidence

Hebrews 11:3; Faith Understands

Hebrews 11:4; Faith "Sacrifices" are Acceptable

Hebrews 11:5; Enoch: Translation and Testimony

   
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   New Testament Church, Biblical Model  
 
Matthew 16:17-18; The New Testament Church, Introduction
Revelation 3:1; What is in a Name?
Matthew 16:18; Jesus' "Church" Has a Permanent Assignment
Ephesians 3:10; What Does a New Testament Church Do?
1 Corinthians 12:1-6, 27-28; Spiritual Gifts in the Body of the Church
1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Spiritual Gifts: Based on God's Will, Not Man's
1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Spiritual Gifts: Part of One Body
1 Corinthians 12:15-27; Spiritual Gifts: A Tempered Working Body
1 Corinthians 12:28-31; What is the Best Gift?
1 Corinthians 13:1-3; Our One Acceptable Gift to God
1 Corinthians 13:4-7; God Defines Love, "Charity"
1 Corinthians 13:8-12; Temporary Gifts: Permanent Charity
1 Corinthians 13:13; Charity: The Greatest Gift
1 Corinthians 14:1-4; What Should You Desire?
1 Corinthians 14:6-9; Trumpet with an Uncertain Sound
1 Corinthians 14:10-17; Shall we Speak as a Barbarian or Shall we Edify?
1 Corinthians 14:18-19; Five Words or Ten Thousand?
1 Corinthians 14:20-25; Understanding: Prophesying's Foundation
1 Corinthians 14:26-32; Edifying Prophesy
1 Corinthians 14:32; Confusion or Peace?
1 Corinthians 14:34-35; Women in the Church
1 Corinthians 14:36-38; Communicating Sound Doctrine
1 Corinthians 14:39-40; Decent and Orderly: What does This Mean?
2 Timothy 3:16-17; A Bible Church: Left in Ignorance or Fully Informed?
Acts 8:1-4; A "Preaching" Church
Acts 2:41-42; A Place of True Fellowship
1 John 1:3; Fellowship With God and Other Believers
1 John 1:6-7; Fellowship With God and Other Believers: Inseparable
2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Who or What is on the other side of your Yoke?
1 Corinthians 5:4-8; When Pride Chokes Out Repentance
Acts 2:42; Steadfast Fellowship
1 Corinthians 1:9-10; Called to Fellowship
Galatians 2:9-10; Demonstrated Fellowship
Ephesians 3: 8-12; Fellowship of the Gospel: A Mystery Now Revealed in Jesus
Philippians 1:3-7; Your Fellowship of the Gospel
Philippians 2:1-4; Implications of Fellowship with God
Philippians 3:8-11; The Fellowship of His Sufferings
1 Corinthians 16:13-16; One Good "Addiction"
Acts 15:5-6, 22-23; "Church Councils?"
James 5:16; Matthew 3:5-6; 1 John 4:2; Godly Confession
Hebrews 10:23-25; Necessity of Collective Worship
Hebrews 10:22-25; "Let us" Times Three
Hebrews 10:26-31; Dangers of Willful Sin
Hebrews 10:32-37; Ponder the Consequences
Hebrews 10:38-39; Walking in Faith or Perdition; We Choose
Hebrews 12:1-2; Faithful Witnesses
Romans 12:1-3; Transformed Christians
Romans 12:1-3; Proving the Will of God
Romans 12:3-5; Biblical Self-Assessment
Romans 12:6-8; The Proportion of Faith
Romans 12:9-13; The Process of Biblical Transformation
Romans 12:14-18; Peaceful Christians
Romans 12:19-21; How to Deal with Problem People
Matthew 5:13; "ye are...Salt" Are we?
1 Thessalonians 5:5-6; "Children of Light"; How do We Shine?
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11; God's Appointment: A Certain Outcome
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; A Peaceful Church, A Priceless Treasure
1 Thessalonians 5:14; Corrective Ministry
1 Thessalonians 5:15; That which is Good: Ever and Always
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; A Rejoicing Christian
1 Thessalonians 5:19-20; A Submissive Christian
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22; A Wise, Discerning Christian
1 Thessalonians 5:23; Sanctification Complete, Nor Partial
1 Thessalonians 5:23; Spirit, Soul, and Body; Your "Whole" Self
1 Thessalonians 5:24; God is Faithful
1 Thessalonians 5:25; Effectual, Fervent Prayer is Real
2 Timothy 3:14-15; Epistemology: What We Rely on for Our Authority and Knowledge
2 Timothy 3:14-15; Epistemology: The Bible Way
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Epistemology: God's One Preserved Source
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Epistemology: God's Fourfold Profit
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Epistemology: To Whom is Scripture Directed?
London 1689 Confession, Paragraphs 9 and 10; Epistemology: Wise Confessions Not Intended to Supplant Scripture
2 Timothy 2:1-2; God's Seminary
Titus 2:1-10; The Teaching Expands
Ephesians 4:11-16; The Pastoral Assignment
Ephesians 4:11-16; The Gospel: For Improvement, Not Creation
Ephesians 4:11-16; The Gospel: "Growing Up" In Christ
Ephesians 4:11-16; Healthy Growth Requires Focused Work
2 Corinthians 4:5; Bible Gospel: All about Jesus
John 14:1; Believe Also in Me
 
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Jesus and the Resurrection
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Acts 17:18 Jesus and the Resurrection
Job 14:7-17 If a Man Die, Shall he Live Again?
Job 19:23-27 A Living Redeemer and a Certain, Literal Resurrection
Genesis 25:8-9 Gathered to His People
Psalm 16:10 Not Left
Isaiah 25:8 The Death of Death in Jesus' Victory
Isaiah 26:19 The Death of Death in Jesus' Death
Hosea 13:14 Redemption Completed in the Resurrection
Psalm 49:15 Ressurrection: Intimately Personal
John 11 Object Lesson on the Resurrection:  Lazarus
Matthew 22:23-33 Jesus Refutes the Sadducees
Luke 23:39-43 Between Now and Then?
Luke 24:36-43 Jesus' Resurrection: Literal and Physical
John 5:28-29 Jesus' Resurrection: Literal and Physical
Acts 24:14-15 A General Resurrection, Not a Multi-Staged Event
Matthew 25:31-46 An Instructive Analogy: A Shepherd at Work
John 6:37-39 God's Effectual Drawing
John 11:4 Resurrection: God's Example for His Glory
John 11:20-27 Resurrection and the Lord's Return/Coming
John 11:32-36 The Weeping Savior
John 11:39-44 Lazarus Alive!
John 11:44-48 He is Alive.  What Now?
John 11:47-54 A Strange Prophet--A True Prophecy
John 14:1-4 God's Answer for a Troubled Heart
John 14:1-4 How Many and How Glorious?
John 20:19-20, 20:27 The Foundation of Christian Joy
Acts 1:6-11 What Lies Ahead?
Acts 1:6-11 He Shall Return as He Went
Acts 2:22-24 Jesus' Resurrection: Foundation for all Bible Truth and Conduct
Acts 2:29-32 Jesus' Resurrection Fulfills Old Testament Prophecy
Acts 13:29-33 Jesus' Resurrection: Begotten from Death
Acts 13:34-39 Jesus' Resurrection: No Corruption, Sure Mercies
Acts 24:14-15 One Resurrection: For Just and Unjust
Romans 8:11 Bodily Resurrection: Jesus First
Romans 8:12-14 Resurrection Ethics
Romans 8:16-18 Heirs with Christ
Romans 8:18-23 Who is the Creature? What is the Creature's Hope?
Romans 8:24-25 Saved by Hope:  Keep your Heart Focused on the Real but Unseen
Romans 8:28-34 No Condemnation to no Separation; What Works?  What Doesn't Work?
1 Corinthians 11:26 Till He Come
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 "First of all," The Gospel's Top Priority
1 Corinthians 15:12-19 One's Beliefs Have Consequences
1 Corinthians 15:20-23 From Fantasy to Fact: He Arose!  He Lives!
1 Corinthians 15:24-28 Redemption's Final Scene
1 Corinthians 15:29 Baptized for Whom?
1 Corinthians 15:30-34 What Jeopardy?
1 Corinthians 15:32-24 Christian Ethics Based on the Resurrection
1 Corinthians 15:35-41 How are the Dead Raised Up?
1 Corinthians 15:42-49 Only One "It"
1 Corinthians 15:50-53 A Mystery Revealed that "Must" Occur
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 Final Victory
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 Steadfast Work Not in Vain
Ephesians 1:3-6 Resurrection: Predestinated to Adoption
Ephesians 1:9-11 Predestination Represents God's Will, Not Ours
Philippians 3:20-21 Heavenly Citizenship: Homeward Bound
Colossians 3:1-4 In Glory with Christ
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 An Informed View of the Second Coming
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Caught Up Together
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 Blessed Rest
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 When?
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 The Man of Sin
2 Thessalonians 2:5-12 The Man of Sin at Work--and Defeated
2 Thessalonians 2:5-12 Loving the Truth vs. Loving a Lie
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 God's Better Way
2 Thessalonians 2:15 Biblical Tradition
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Gospel Consolation is God's Personal Consolation
2 Timothy 2:20-21 God's "Great House:" What Kind of Vessel am I?
Titus 2:11-15 Resurrection and Redemption
Hebrews 9:27-28 Judgment and Resurrection
Hebrews 11:9-10 Looking for a Better City, August 16, 2015
Hebrews 11:13-16 Temporary Pilgrims on the way to their Prepared City, August 23, 2015
1 Peter 1:3-5 A Reserved Inheritance, August 30, 2015
2 Peter 3:1-4 Scoffers, September 6, 2015
2 Peter 3:5-7 Willing Conscious Ignorance, September 13, 2015
2 Peter 3:8-10 A Certain Promise, September 20, 2015
2 Peter 3:8-10 The Day of the Lord, September 27, 2015
2 Peter 3:11-12 "Looking" Alters Living, October 4, 2015
2 Peter 3:13-14 New Heavens and New Earth, October 11, 2015
2 Peter 3:15-18 Biblical Truth Vs. Twisted Interpretations, October 18, 2015
2 Peter 3:17-18 Beware Your Personal Vulnerability, October 25, 2015
2 Peter 3:18 Two-Way Growth: Grace and Knowledge, November 1, 2015
2 Peter 3:18 Two-Way Growth: ...and Knowledge, November 8, 2015
1 John 3:1-2 Like Him, November 15, 2015
1 John 3:3 Resurrection Ethics, November 22, 2015
Jude 1:14-15 A Certain Coming Judgment, November 29, 2015
Jude 1:14-15 Second Coming:  Not a New Idea, December 6, 2015
Jude 1:20-23 From Now till Then: What?, December 13, 2015
Jude 1:20-23 What about my Brother/Sister?, December 20, 2015
Jude 1:24-25 Eternal Security: Comfort, Not License, December 27, 2015
Revelation 1:7-8 He is Coming! , January 3, 2016
Revelation 20:4 What is a Thousand Years?, January 10, 2016
Revelation 20:11-15 A White Throne: Righteous Judgment, January 17, 2016
Revelation 21:1-4 A New Heaven and a New Earth, January 24, 2016
Revelation 21:1-4 What Does Scripture Tell us About Heaven?  January 31, 2016
Revelation 21:8 God's Judgment: Righteous in Every Detail  February 7, 2016
Revelation 21:22-27 God's Glory Shines in Grace  February 14, 2016
   
Jude  
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Jude 1:1-2 Jude: Brief, But Assuring
Jude 1:3 Salvation: "Common" Implies "Uncommon"
Jude 1:3 How Many Times Delivered?
Jude 1:4 Before of Old Ordained
Jude 1:5 Unbelief Destroys
Jude 1:6 Fallen Angels
Jude 1:7-8 Examples Applied
Jude 1:9-10 Usurped Attitudes and Actions
Jude 1:11 Sin Never Produces Righteousness
Jude 1:12-15 Pretense Versus Reality
Jude 1:16-19 Scripture Judges Those Whom We Cannot Judge
Jude 1:20-21 An Active Faith in Conduct
Jude 1:22-23 Special Help for Abused Sheep
Jude 1:24-25 God is Able
   


Peter

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1 Peter 1:1-2 Peter: First Recipients and Message
1 Peter 1:1-2 Peter: First Recipients Identified by Grace
1 Peter 1:3-5 Peter: Merciful and Powerful Begetting
1 Peter 1:6-8 Joy Despite the Trial
1 Peter 1:9-12 Salvation:  Present and Future
1 Peter 1:9-12 Salvation Now
1 Peter 1:13-16 What is Your Battle Strategy?
1 Peter 1:13-16 What is Your Fashion?
1 Peter 1:17-21 God's Grace: Supreme Motivation to Godly Conduct
1 Peter 1:17-21 Redemption's Precious Cost
1 Peter 1:17-21 Redemption:  An Eternal Purpose
1 Peter 1:22-23 True Obedience Prompts Sincere Love of God's Children
1 Peter 1:23-25 Born Again: How does it Occur?
1 Peter 2:1-3 Godly Children
1 Peter 2:4-5 What is a "Living Stone"?
1 Peter 2:6 The Benefit of Believing
1 Peter 2:7-8 Belief and Unbelief:  Contrasted
1 Peter 2:9-10 Who are you?  What should you do?
1 Peter 2:11-12 The Pilgrim Ethic
1 Peter 2:13-16 The Pilgrim Ethic:  Applied
1 Peter 2:17-20 The Pilgrim Ethic:  Ambassadors on Assignment
1 Peter 2:21-24 Called to Suffer
1 Peter 2:24-25 Shepherd and Bishop
1 Peter 3:1-6 Jesus' Example Applied to Life: Wives
1 Peter 3:8-9 Jesus' Example Applied to Life: All Believers
1 Peter 3:10-12 Some Blessings are Conditional
1 Peter 3:13-16 Whom do we Follow?
1 Peter 3:13-16 Are You Ready?
1 Peter 3:17-18 An Unpopular Example
1 Peter 3:18-22 Salvation in Biblical Baptism
1 Peter 3:18-22 Spirits in Prison:  Who?  When?  How?
1 Peter 3:18-22 Bible Baptism
1 Peter 3:18-22 Baptism and Jesus' Resurrection
1 Peter 3:18-22 Who Now Rules?
1 Peter 4:1-5 The Armor of Jesus' Mind
1 Peter 4:7-11 Gospel Ethics Grounded in Resurrection Ethics
1 Peter 4:12-13 Certain Trials--Certain Joy
1 Peter 4:14-16 Suffering is Certain: The Reasons Vary
1 Peter 4:17-19 What Judgment?
1 Peter 5:1-3 Godly Ministry
1 Peter 5:4 A Godly Crown
1 Peter 5:5-7 Submission and Humility: Godly Virtues, Not Liabilities
1 Peter 5:8-9 Satan's True Motive
1 Peter 5:8-9 In the Church or in the world? Is there a Difference?
1 Peter 5:10 The God of all Grace
1 Peter 5:10 Grace Grows us; Stable, Strong, and Settled
1 Peter 5:11 God's Glory and Dominion: Not in Doubt
1 Peter 5:12 True Grace
1 Peter 5:13-14 A Personal Faith
2 Peter 1:1-4 2 Peter: Theme; a Precious Faith; Protect and Enrich it
2 Peter 1:1-4 2 Peter: Blessed Partakers
2 Peter 1:5-9 Spiritual Addition
2 Peter 1:5-9 Step One: To Faith Virtue
2 Peter 1:5-9 Step Two:  To Virtue Knowledge
2 Peter 1:5-9 Step Three:  To Knowledge Temperance
2 Peter 1:5-9 Step Four:  To Temperance Patience
2 Peter 1:5-9 Step Five:  To Patience Godliness Patience
2 Peter 1:5-9 Step Six:  To Godliness Brotherly Kindness
2 Peter 1:5-9 Step Seven:  To Brotherly Kindness Charity
2 Peter 1:5-9 Consequences of Refusal to Make Faith Fruitful
2 Peter 1:10-11 Blessed Assurance in the Here and Now
2 Peter 1:12-18 Eyewitness Testimony: Abiding Truth
2 Peter 1:19 God's Word Cannot be More Sure than it is
2 Peter 1:20-21 No Private Interpretation: God Revealed His Truth in Scripture
2 Peter 2:1-3 The Character of False Prophets
2 Peter 2:1-3 The Fruits of False Prophets
2 Peter 2:4-9 God's Judgment is Competent
2 Peter 2:10-16 God's Judgment is Focused and Consistent
2 Peter 2:17-19 A False Prophet Cannot Deliver What he Promises
2 Peter 2:20-22 For the False Prophet, Things Get Worse
2 Peter 3:1-4 A Pure Mind is not a Pollyanna Mind
2 Peter 3:5-7 Willful Ignorance
2 Peter 3:7-9 Scripture's Faithful Work
2 Peter 3:10 Second Coming Described
2 Peter 3:11-13 Heaven: What to Expect
2 Peter 3:14 Heaven: Present Impact
2 Peter 3:15 God's Longsuffering: Salvation
2 Peter 3:16 Peter's Respect for Paul's Inspired Writings
2 Peter 3:17 Steadfastness in the Faith Requires Knowledge of Error
2 Peter 3:18 Falling or Growing: No Middle Ground in Grace


The New Testament Church  

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1 Timothy 3:10 The New Testament Church: Officers
1 Timothy 3:1 The New Testament Church: Ministerial Qualifications
 
1 Timothy 3:2 Ministerial Qualifications: Part 2
 
1 Timothy 3:3 Ministerial Qualifications: Part 3
 
1 Timothy 3:4 Ministerial Qualifications: Part 4
 
1 Timothy 3:6 Ministerial Qualifications: Part 5
 
1 Timothy 3:7 Ministerial Qualifications: Part 6
 
1 Timothy 3:8 Deacon Qualifications: Part 1
 
1 Timothy 3:9 Deacon Qualifications: Part 2
 
1 Timothy 3:10 Deacon Qualifications: Part 3
 
1 Timothy 3:11 Deacon Qualifications: Part 4
 
1 Timothy 3:12-13 Deacon Qualifications: Part 5
 
1 Timothy 3:14-15 New Testament Church: Kingdom Conduct
 
1 Timothy 3:14-15 New Testament Church: What is a "Church"?
 
1 Timothy 3:16 What is the Truth of the Gospel? Incarnation
 
1 Timothy 3:16 What is the Truth of the Gospel? Justified in the Spirit
 
1 Timothy 3:16 What is the Truth of the Gospel? Seen of Angels
 
1 Timothy 3:16 What is the Truth of the Gospel? Preached unto the Gentiles
1 Timothy 3:16 What is the Truth of the Gospel? Believed on in the World
1 Timothy 3:16 What is the Truth of the Gospel? Received up into Glory
 
1 Timothy 4:1-5 Truth Defines and Rejects Error
 
1 Timothy 4:6-7 Faithful Reminders
 
1 Timothy 4:7-11 Only Two Alternatives: Truth or Profanity
 
1 Timothy 4:7-11 Godly Profit
 
1 Timothy 4:12 A Special Savior
 
1 Timothy 4:12 A Godly Example
 
1 Timothy 4:12 A Godly Example: Charity
 
1 Timothy 4:12 A Godly Example: Spirit
 
1 Timothy 4:12 A Godly Example: Faith
 
1 Timothy 4:12 A Godly Example: Purity
 
1 Timothy 4:12 A Godly Example: Purity in Life
 
1 Timothy 4:13 Godly Church Activities
 
1 Timothy 4:14 A Gift Bestowed
 
1 Timothy 4:15 Undivided Devotion
 
1 Timothy 5:1-2 Family Ethics
 
1 Timothy 5:3-14 Widows Indeed
 
1 Timothy 5:17-18 Ruling Elders
 
1 Timothy 5:19-20 Accusations: True and False
 
1 Timothy 5:21-22 Leadership Problems: A Two-Pronged Approach
 
1 Timothy 5:23-25 Wise Judgment: Quick or Delayed
 
1 Timothy 6:1-2  Biblical Christianity in Action
1 Timothy 6:3-5  Discerning Truth and Rejecting Error
1 Timothy 6:6-7  God's Peaceful Assignment
1 Timothy 6:8-10 Godly Contentment or Regrettable Alternatives?
1 Timothy 6:8-10 What is The Corrupt Root?
1 Timothy 6:11 A Time to Fight - A Time to Flee
1 Timothy 6:11-12  Flee, Follow, Fight
1 Timothy 6:11-12  Flee, Follow, Fight - part 2
1 Timothy 6:11-12  Lay Hold - part 3
1 Timothy 6:13-14  Right Priority
1 Timothy 6:15-16  God Shall Prevail in The End
1 Timothy 6:15-16  God Supreme: A Class of One
1 Timothy 6:15-16  How Do You See Him Whom No Man Can See?
1 Timothy 6:15-16  Don't Blame God for The Dishonorable
1 Timothy 6:15-16  Power Everlasting
Ephesians 3:20-21  Why This Thing Called Church?
1 Timothy 6:17-19  Where Do You Anchor Your Trust?
1 Timothy 6:17-19  Godly Riches
1 Timothy 6:20-21  Clear Choices: Obvious Consequences
Acts 20:28  Who "Calls" a Pastor?                    
Matthew 16:13-19  Who/What is the Basis for a New Testament Church?  
Matthew 16:13-19  Binding and Loosing                    
2 Corinthians 8:1-5  Characteristics of a Godly Church              
Acts 20:28-29  New Testament Use of "Church"                    

November 13, 2011

Hebrews 12:22-24;  New Testament Use of "Church": A Future Gathering                    

November 20, 2011

Ephesians 5:25-27;  New Testament Use of "Church": A Beloved Bride                     

November 27, 2011

Revelation 1:4-8;  God's Message to Seven Churches: Introduction                     

December 4, 2011

Revelation 2:1-7;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Ephesus--Set the Stage                 

December 11, 2011

Revelation 2:1-7;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Ephesus--Commend and Warn                 

December 18, 2011

Revelation 2:1-7;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Ephesus--Overcome                

December 25, 2011

Revelation 2:8-11;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Smyrna:  Comfort in Tribulations                

January 1, 2012

Revelation 2:8-11;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Smyrna:  Fear Not               

January 8, 2012

Revelation 2:8-11;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Pergamos:  Commendations               

January 15, 2012

Revelation 2:14-16;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Pergamos:  Rebuke/Warning 

January 22, 2012

Revelation 2:14-16;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Pergamos:  Potential Blessings 

January 29, 2012

Revelation 2:14-16;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Pergamos:  Hidden Manna and a White Stone 

February 5, 2012

Revelation 2:18-19;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Thyatira:  A Church Warned

February 12, 2012

Revelation 2:20-23;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Thyatira:  God's Certain and Discerning Judgment

February 19, 2012

Revelation 2:24-25;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Thyatira:  God's Gracious and Righteous Judgment

February 26, 2012

Revelation 2:26-29;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Thyatira:  Blessed Overcoming

March 4, 2012

Revelation 3:1-2;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Sardis:     Dead or Alive?

March 11, 2012

Revelation 3:3;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Sardis:     What you Hear and How you Hear

March 18, 2012

Revelation 3:4;  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Sardis: A Worthy Few

March 25, 2012

Revelation 3:5-6  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Sardis: Not Blotted Out

April 1, 2012

Revelation 3:7-8  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Philadelphia:  Keys and Doors

April 8, 2012

Revelation 3:9-10  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Philadelphia:  Kingdom Keeping

April 15, 2012

Revelation 3:11  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Philadelphia:  Godly Crowns

April 22, 2012

Revelation 3:12  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Philadelphia:  Blessed Overcoming

April 29, 2012

Revelation 3:14-15  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Laodicea:  A Confused Church

May 6, 2012

Revelation 3:16-18  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Laodicea:  A Church in Danger

May 13, 2012

Revelation 3:19-21  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Laodicea:  One Option for Survival

May 20, 2012

Revelation 3:22  God's Message to Seven Churches:  Laodicea:  He Speaks: Are we Listening?

May 27, 2012

Series on Colossians  

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Colossians 1:1-8 Colossians: Internal or External?
 
Colossians 1:1-8 The Gospel: A Gnostic Secret or a Public Proclamation?
 
Colossians 1:9-11 Meaningful Prayer
 
Colossians 1:9-11 Content of a Godly Prayer
 
Colossians 1:12 Reasons to Thank God
 
Colossians 1:12-13 A New Translation
 
Colossians 1:12-14 Redeemed!
 
Colossians 1:15-17 Who is Jesus?
 
Colossians 1:18-19 His Church-His Preeminence
 
Colossians 1:20 Who/What is Reconciled?
 
Colossians 1:21-23 Logical Shift of Focus
 
Colossians 1:21-23 Significant Discipleship
 
Colossians 1:23-25 Gospel Suffering
 
Colossians 1:26-27 Hope Most Sure
 
Colossians 1:27-29 Preaching Jesus
 
Colossians 2:1-3 Serving Sheep
 
Colossians 2:4-9 A Consistent Walk
 
Colossians 2:9 A Real Savior with a Real Body
 
Colossians 2:10-15 Jesus' Completeness Becomes Ours
 
Colossians 2:16-19 Error Leads to Strange Hybrids
 
Colossians 2:20-23 Submission to the Wrong Authority
 
Colossians 3:1-4 Seek and Set
 
Colossians 3:3-4 Secure in our Surety
 
Colossians 3:5-7 A Godly Death
 
Colossians 3:8-11 What are you Wearing?
 
Colossians 3:12-15 Be Sure What You Wear
 
Colossians 3:16-17 What Grows In You?
 
Colossians 3:18-25 Rich Spiritual Growth: What does it look like?
 
Colossians 4:1-5 Christianity: Applied to Life
 
Colossians 4:6 Grace in the Heart Requires Grace in the Tongue
 
Colossians 4:12-13 How do we Stand in the Will of God?
 
Colossians 4:14-16 A Christian "Salute"
 
Colossians 4:17 Our Ministry: Fulfilled or Failed?
 
Colossians 4:18 Always End with Grace
 

Series on Daniel  

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Daniel 1:1-7 Daniel: A Faithful Man in a Hostile World
 
Daniel 1:1-7 What's in a Name?
 
Daniel 1:8-21 A Royal Experiment
 
Daniel 2:1-7 An Incredible Dream
 
Daniel 2:27-45 God Interprets the Dreams He Gives
 
Daniel 2:44-45 God's Kingdom: Present, Future, or Both?
 
Daniel 2:44-45 God's Kingdom: Present Reality
 
Daniel 2:44-49 God's Kingdom: Impossible for godless Humans to Grasp
 
Daniel 3:1-7 Golden Image: The King Failed to Learn
 
Daniel 3:8-27 God: Fire Resistant
 
Daniel 3:28-30 Forced Religion: It Never Works
 
Daniel 4:1-3, 28-37 Powerful Change to a King
 
Daniel 5:1-9 Handwriting on the Wall
 
Daniel 5:10-28 God's Book: Always Accurate
 
Daniel 5:17-31 God's Judgment: Certain
 
Daniel 6:1-5 Daniel: a Man of Impeccable Character
 
Daniel 6:6-10 Daniel: a Praying Man
 
Daniel 6:14-23 Daniel: a Protected Man
 
Daniel 7:1-1 More Visions: God's Perspective vs. Man's
 
Daniel 7:15-18 Man's Kingdom and God's
 
Daniel 7:19-28 The Fourth Kingdom
 
Daniel 8:15-27 A Troubling Vision
 
Daniel 9:1-19 Assurance that Exile shall soon End
 
Daniel 9:20-23 The Ministry of Angels
 
Daniel 9:24 A Remarkable Prophecy
 
Daniel 9:25-27 The Timeline Unfolds
 
Daniel 9:25-27 "The People of the Prince"
 
Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15-16 Abomination and Desolation
 
Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:1-3 Centrality of the Olivet Discourse to the Seventy Weeks
 
Daniel 9:27 Seventy Weeks: Conclusion
 
Daniel 10:1-9 Vision and Scripture
 
Daniel 10:1-9 A Vision That Grieves
 
Daniel 10:1-9 God Unfolds History before it is History
 
Daniel 11:1-4 God Unfolds History before it is History
 
Daniel 11:32-33 Does Scripture Prophesy a Future Jewish Kingdom?
 
Daniel 11:5 God's Prophecy of Kingdoms: Setting the Stage
 
Daniel 11:31-45 God's Prophecy of Kingdoms: Setting the Stage
 
Daniel 12:1-2 What Shall the End of These Things Be?
 
Daniel 12:1-2 The Grand Finale
 
Daniel 12:3 Eternal Shining
 
Daniel 12:4-8 More Time
 
Daniel 12:9-13 Conclusion: The "Big Picture"
 

Series on First Timothy 

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1 Timothy 1:1-4 The Image of a Godly Leader
 
1 Timothy 1:1-4 The Necessity of the Biblical Model
 
1 Timothy 1:1-4 What Was the Error at Ephesus?
 
1 Timothy 1:5-11 What Has God Commanded?
 
1 Timothy 1:5-11 What do We Know of the Specific Errors at Ephesus?
 
1 Timothy 1:12-16 Beginning to End: A Gospel of Grace, Not Merit
 
1 Timothy 1:17 The Supreme Doxology
 
1 Timothy 1:18-20 Hold Your Course
 
1 Timothy 2:1-3 A Praying People
 
1 Timothy 2:3-6 A Saving God
 
1 Timothy 2:7 Apostolic Authority
 
1 Timothy 2:8-10 A Praying People II
 
1 Timothy 2:11-15 Women Teachers
 
1 Timothy 3:1-7 Elder/Bishop: Qualifications
 
1 Timothy 3:8-13 Deacon: Qualifications
 
1 Timothy 3:14-15 Godly Conduct in Church
 
1 Timothy 3:16 The Ultimate Mystery
 
1 Timothy 4:1-5 The Face of Departure
 
1 Timothy 4:6-7 The Face of Faithful Ministry
 
1 Timothy 4:8-11 Spiritual Gymnastics-Good Conditioning
 
1 Timothy 4:12-13 Youthful Maturity in Ministry
 
1 Timothy 4:14-16 A Conscientious Ministry-A Healthy Church
 
1 Timothy 5:1-2 Christian Grace
 
1 Timothy 5:3-16 Christian Culture: Caring for Widows
 
1 Timothy 5:17-18 Christian Culture: Regard for the Ministry
 
1 Timothy 5:19-25 Wise Counsel for Preachers and Ordinations
 
1 Timothy 6:1-5 Christianity in the Spirit of the Servant
 
1 Timothy 6:6-10 The Price of Godly Contentment
 
1 Timothy 6:11-12 Our Primary Focus: Positive not Negative
 
1 Timothy 6:13-14 Christianity: Serious Business
 
1 Timothy 6:15-16 Ancient Praise
 
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Godly Wealth
 
1 Timothy 6:20-21 Guards of a Sacred Trust
 

Series on Loving, Fearing and Trusting God  

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Psalm 19:7-9 Love, Fear, Trust God: The Challenge
 
Matthew 22:35-40 How Should I Love God?
 
Matthew 22:35-40 How Should I Love God? (2)
 
Job 1:1 Fear God: What Does it Mean?
 
Job 28:28 Fear God: Searching for a Definition
 
Psalm 15 Fear God: More Moral-Ethical Implications
 
Psalm 19:7-14 Fear God: More Moral-Ethical Implications (2)
 
Psalm 22:22-31 Fear God: Jesus' Example-Our Blessing
 
Psalm 25:8-14 Practical Implications of Fearing God
 
Psalm 34:11-14 How do we Teach Someone the Fear of God?
 
Psalm 36:1-4 No Fear of God in the Wicked
 
Psalm 40:1-3 More Poetic Parallels
 
Psalm 52:1-9 Surprising Fear
 
Psalm 55:1-8 Fear Turned to Confidence
 
Psalm 66:13-20 Obedience and Fear
 
Psalm 72:1-5 The Greater Solomon
 
Psalm 76:7-9 Fearful Judgment
 
Psalm 78:53 Fearless Obedience
 
Psalm 86:11-13 Truth and Fear
 
Psalm 89:5-14 God: Greatly to be Feared
 
Psalm 90:7-11 Power: Both in God's Anger and Fear
 
Psalm 96:1-9 Worship and Fear
 
Psalm 103:10-18 The Blessing of Fear
 
Psalm 111:5-10 Fearing God: The Beginning of Wisdom
 
Psalm 115:9-13 Fearing God: Trusting God
 
Proverbs 3:5,28:25,29:25 Trusting God: Always the Best Option
 
Psalm 119:42 Trusting What You Know
 
Habakkuk 3:17-19 Unconditional Trust
 
Habakkuk 2:4 The Rule of Faith
 
I Peter 3:5-7 Trusting God in Practice
 
Acts 27:23-25 Trusting God to be Faithful to His Character
 
2 Corinthians 1:8-11 Trusting God When Your Life Depends on the Outcome
 
Ephesians 1:11-14 Trusting God: What is our Prime Objective?
 
Ephesians 1:11-14 Trusting God: Earnest, a Future Inheritance and a Rich Present
 
Philippians 3:3-6 Trusting God, Not Self
 
1 Timothy 6:17-21 Trusting the Untrustworthy
 
1 Peter 3:1-6 Trusting God in Life's Most Intimate Relationship
 
2 Corinthians 1:9-11 Trusting God for Now and for Eternity
 

Series on Ecclesiastes  

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Ecclesiastes 1:1-3 Ecclesiastes: Vanity or Victory?
 
Ecclesiastes 2:24 Profitable Labor
 
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 Seasons: What Time is it?
 
Ecclesiastes 3:16-17 The Problem of Injustice
 
Ecclesiastes 4:4-6 The Rat Race
 
Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 Companionship
 
Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 The Old and the New
 
Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 Thoughtful Choices
 
Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 Judgment: Human and Divine
 
Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 Wisdom: Its Own Reward
 
Ecclesiastes 10:1-3 Wisdom or Folly: Eventually Revealed
 
Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 Bold Faith: First Conclusion
 
Ecclesiastes 11:7-10 Joy without Regret
 
Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 Gracious Morality
 
Ecclesiastes 12:9-12 Thoughtful Teaching in Word and Example
 
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 The Final Word: Timeless Truth
 

Series on Expositional Theology  

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Luke 1:1-4 Expositional Theology
 
Romans 1:3-5 What is the Unifying Principle?
 
1 John 4:16 Where it all Begins
 
John 1:1-2 God Eternal: Transcendent
 
John 1:1-2 God: The Beginning of Beginnings!
 
John 1:1-2 Jesus: Fully God and Equal with the Father
 
John 14:15-18 John's Doctrine of the Trinity
 
John 1:1-3 The Word and Creation
 
John 1:4-5 Man: God's Special Creation
 
John 1:4-5 Man: Darkness?
 
John 1:4-5 Man: Darkness: How Dark?
 
John 1:4-5 Man: Death and Willful Ignorance
 
John 1:4-5 Man: How Dead?
 
John 1:4-5 Man: Sin-Death
 
John 1:4-5 Man's Depravity: Sinfulness Versus Nature
 
John 1:4-5 Man's Depravity: How Dark is Dark?
 
John 1:4-5 The Face of Depravity
 
John 1:6-9 A Faithful Witness
 
John 1:6-9 A Witness of Integrity
 
John 1:6-9, Matthew 11:2-6 A Wavering Witness
 
John 1:6-9 The Witness's Testimony
 
John 1:6-9 and John 1:29-36 The Witness's Conclusion
 
John 1:6-9 The Apostle's Witness: the True Light
 
John 1:10 Worlds and Worlds
 
John 1:11-13 Distinction: The Source of our Spiritual Life and the Authority to Live it
 
John 1:11-13 The New Birth: What is its Source?
 
John 1:14 Incarnation: God Made Flesh
 
John 1:15-17 Jesus: Who is He?
 
John 1:18 God Incarnate Explains God Invisible
 
Romans 5:18-19 The Threefold State of Man
 
Ecclesiastes 7:29 and Genesis 1:31 Man as God Created Him/Them
 
Ecclesiastes 7:29 and Genesis 2:16-17 Man's Will before and after the Fall
 
Ecclesiastes 7:29 and Genesis 2:16-17 Man's Will before and after the Fall
 

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