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Verse By Verse Bible Commentary & Round Table Discussion






Topical Study: Understanding Biblical Forgiveness

Satan has hidden the truth about what forgiveness really is. It's not about the other person and it's not even about the transgression. It's about healing from the hurt a transgression has caused by taking the debt and transferring it to another account, THE CROSS. MP3 Download The Biblical Definition Of Forgiveness & The Secret Ingredient. Matthew 18:21-22 Matthew 6:5-13 Hebrews 9:22


Topical Study: Forgiveness VS Reconciliation

Forgiveness is a challenge for most of us today because we've been falsely taught that reconciliation must always follow. Jesus taught in Matthew 18 that this simply isn't true. Forgiveness and reconciliation are separate things, they are not the same. MP3 Download I. Forgiveness & Reconciliation Are Separate Things; They Are Not The Same. Matthew 18:15-17 1st Corinthians 5:1-11 2nd Corinthians 2:4-11 2nd Corinthians 7:8-12 Matthew 6:12 1st John 2:2 John 3:36 II. Do Christians Have The Right To Judge Each Other? 1st Corinthians 2:15 1st Corinthians 15:33 1st John 1:6-7

Topical Study: True Greatness Defined

Jesus overheard an embarrassing debate between his disciples about who among them would be greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus sat a little child next to him for visual aid representing the child of God and explained how to be great in the Kingdom. MP3 Download I. Who Is Greatest In The Kingdom Of Heaven? Matthew 18:1 Mark 9:33-34 Luke 9:46 Matthew 18:2-5 Mark 9:35-37 Luke 9:47-48


Topical Study: Faith That Moves Mountains

Jesus said the faith of a mustard seed could enable us to move mountains and nothing would be impossible for us. We address how to get that kind of faith, what prayer and fasting is all about, we examine various types of mountains and how God removes them. MP3 Download I. The Disciples Fail To Heal A Child From Demonic Possession. Matthew 17:14-17 Mark 9:14-19 Luke 9:37-41 II. A Behavioral Study Of Demons Once They've Been Outmatched. Matthew 17:18 Mark 9:20-27 Luke 9:42 III. Identifying Faith That's Like A Grain Of Mustard Seed. Matthew 17:19-21 Mark 9:28-29 Hebrews 11:1 Proverbs 3:5-6


Topical Study: Losing Your Life To Save It

Jesus said that whoever saves his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will save it. In this session we talk about seeking 1st the Kingdom of God, what it means to delight ourselves in the Lord and we address unmet needs and the desires of our heart. MP3 Download I. Understanding The Meaning Behind The Phrase, "Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me." Matthew 16:24 Mark 8:34 Luke 9:23 II. Solving A Mystery: "Whoever Saves His Life Will Lose It, But Whoever Loses His Life Will Save It." Matthew 16:25-26 Mark 8:35-37 Luke 9:24-25 III. Seeking First The Kingdom Of God: The Coming Reward Ceremony In Which Jesus Is The Judge & Rewarder. Matthew 16:27 IV. Jesus' Reaction Upon His Return Toward Christians Who Were Ashamed Of Him And His Teachings. Mark 8:38 Luke 9:26 V. Seeking 1st The Kingdom Of God / Delighting Yourself In The Lord / Unmet Needs & The Desires Of Your Heart. Matthew 6:19-21 Psalm 37:3-8


Topical Study: The Church VS The Ecclesia

The word Church is used in our English Bibles for the Greek word Ecclesia which means Assembly or Congregation. In context of every place the word Ecclesia appears, it has nothing to do with Sunday mornings or worship services. MP3 Download I. Peter Confesses That Jesus Is The Christ; The Messiah; The Son Of The Living God. Matthew 16:13-16 Matthew 16:20 Mark 8:27-30 Luke 9:18-21 II. Upon Peter's Confession, Jesus Introduces The Ecclesia (Unfortunately Translated "Church" In Our English Bibles). Matthew 16:17-18 Hebrews 10:24-25 III. Flashback: When Jesus Was Asked About Where People Should Worship. John 4:19-24


Topical Study: The Tradition VS The Word

When men take their man-made religious traditions and call them commandments of God, they're treading on dangerous ground. The more we compare God's Word with our understanding of church and religion, we discover a massive contradiction. MP3 Download I. Religious Leaders Complain To Jesus About His Disciples Not Washing Their Hands. Matthew 15:1-2 Mark 7:1-5 II. A Religious View Of Sin VS God's View Of Sin. Matthew 15:3-6 Mark 7:8-13 III. The Word Of Religion VS The Word Of God. Matthew 15:7-9 Mark 7:6-7 IV. Jesus Redefines For The Religious Leaders What Makes A Man Unclean. Matthew 15:10-11 Mark 7:14-16 V. The Blind Leading The Blind: Jesus' Remedy For Escape. Matthew 15:12-14 John 8:31-32 Romans 12:2 Hebrews 4:12 VI. Jesus Explains To His Disciples The Meaning Of What He Said To The Religious Leaders. Matthew 15:15-20 Mark 7:17-23

Topical Study: How To Walk On Water

Jesus required that his disciples follow his directions and remain focused on HIM and HIS abilities, rather than being focused on their circumstances or limitations. Doing this is what led to 5000 people being fed with 2 fish and 5 loaves and Peter walking on water. MP3 Download I. Jesus Feeds 5000 People With 2 Fish And 5 Loaves Of Bread. Matthew 14:13-21 Mark 6:30-44 Luke 9:10-17 John 6:1-13 II. Jesus Sends Away His Disciples & Withdraws To Pray. Matthew 14:22-23 Mark 6:45-46 John 6:14-17 III. The Disciples Are Attacked By Another Storm At Sea & Jesus Walks On The Water. Matthew 14:24-27 Mark 6:47-50 John 6:18-20 IV. Faith VS Circumstances: Peter Walks On The Water. Matthew 14:28-31 V. Jesus Comes Aboard And The Winds Cease. Matthew 14:32-33 Mark 6:51-52 John 6:21


Topical Study: How To Blaspheme The Holy Spirit

What is the unforgivable sin? It's given cute little labels such as Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit but what does that mean? What sin could have possibly escaped the PAID IN FULL declaration that Jesus personally made before he died on the cross? MP3 Download I. Unraveling The Mystery Of The Infamous Unpardonable Sin (aka) Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit. Matthew 12:31-32 Mark 3:28-30 Romans 1:18-25 John 3:16-19 II. Giving An Account For Every Idle Word. Matthew 12:33-37 III. The Sign Of The Prophet Jonah. Matthew 12:38-40 Luke 11:29-30


Topical Study: "My Name Is Legion"

6000 demons conjured up a violent storm and sent it into Jesus' location once they became aware that he was headed in their direction. When they realized the storm hadn't stopped him, they escaped into a herd of hogs, who then committed mass suicide. MP3 Download I. Jesus Calms A Killer Storm That May Have Been Demonically Induced. Matthew 8:23-27 Mark 4:35-41 Luke 8:22-25 II. Jesus Is Met By Two Individuals Possessed By Demons. Matthew 8:28-29 III. Mark & Luke's Report Focuses On The One Possessed By 6000 Demons. Mark 5:1-10 Luke 8:26-31 IV. Jesus Expels The 6000 Demons Into A Heard Of 2000 Hogs. Matthew 8:30-33 Mark 5:11-16 Luke 8:32-36 V. The Frightening Power Of Free Will. Matthew 8:34 Mark 5:17-20 Luke 8:37-39


Topical Study: Treasures In Heaven

We've often heard it said that you can't take it with you when you die. But Jesus taught in his sermon on the mount that it IS possible to send it on up ahead of you by laying up for yourselves treasures in Heaven. How is this done and how is it even possible? MP3 Download How To Make Investments Towards Our Future In Heaven. Matthew 6:19-21


Topical Study: How To Pray And How Not To Pray

In Matthew 6, Jesus gave instructions on how to pray and specifically HOW NOT to pray. He stressed the importance of keeping it private between you and God and the importance of keeping it real without fake platitudes or repetitive phrases. MP3 Download I. How To Pray And How Not To Pray. Matthew 6:5-8 Romans 8:26 1st Timothy 4:1-2 II. What Has Become Known As "The Lord's Prayer". Matthew 6:9-15 III. How To Fast And How Not To Fast. Matthew 6:16-18


Topical Study: Fulfilling The Law Perfectly

Jesus explains God's requirements for keeping the Law and he sets the bar so incredibly high that one can't help but wonder if the goal is even possible. Fortunately for us, Jesus also began this lecture by personally claiming responsibility for fulfilling the Law on our behalf. MP3 Download I. Jesus Personally Takes Responsibility For Fulfilling The Law And The Prophets. Matthew 5:17-18 II. Righteousness That Exceeds The Righteousness Of The Pharisees. Matthew 5:19-20 III. Murder And Adultery Of The Heart. Matthew 5:21-30 IV. Overuse Of The Phrase "In God's Eyes". Matthew 5:31-37 V. Loving Your Enemies & Turning The Other Cheek. Matthew 5:38-40 VI. Where The Phrase "Going The Extra Mile" Came From. Matthew 5:41 VII. Giving To Those In Need. Matthew 5:42 VIII. Loving Your Enemies & Praying For Those Who Persecute You. Matthew 5:43-45 IX. What Makes You Different If You Only Love Those Who Love You? Matthew 5:46-47 X. "Be Perfect, Just As Your Father Is Perfect." Matthew 5:48


Topical Study: The Christmas Story

We examine the angelic encounter by Mary and Joseph and explore why Jesus had to be born of a virgin. Then we cover his birth in Bethlehem, the announcement by an army of angels to nearby shepherds, the arrival of Magi and their purpose in Israel. MP3 Download I. Gabriel Announces To A Virgin Named Mary, The Conception & Birth Of Her Son Jesus. Luke 1:26-33 II. Why It Was Necessary For Jesus To Be Conceived And Born Of A Virgin. Luke 1:34-38 Isaiah 7:14 III. Gabriel Visits Joseph, The Promised Husband Of Mary, To Alleviate His Fears And Confirm Mary's Testimony. Matthew 1:18-25 IV. Mary Gives Birth To Jesus In A Barnyard Feeding Trough. Luke 2:1-7 V. Angels Announce The Birth Of Jesus To Nearby Shepherds. Luke 2:8-15 VI. The Shepherds Locate The Manger And Visit Jesus. Luke 2:16-21 VII. The Awesome Irony Of Jesus' Dedication. Luke 2:21-24 VIII. The Surprise Encounter And Prophecy Of Simeon In The Temple. Luke 2:25-35 IX. The Encounter And Testimony Of Anna In The Temple. Luke 2:36-39 X. The Politics Of Israel During The Reign Of Herod & The Troubling And Sudden Disturbance Of The Magi. Matthew 2:1-3 XI. King Herod Asks The Contemporary Bible Scholars Of His Day Where The Messiah Was Prophesied To Be Born. Matthew 2:4-6 Micah 5:2 XII. Herod Attempts To Manipulate The Magi. Matthew 2:7-8 XIII. The Supernatural Physics Of "The Star" Over Bethlehem. Matthew 2:9-10 XIV. The Significance Of Gold, Frankincense And Myrrh. Matthew 2:11 Isaiah 60:1-22 XV. The Magi Heed A Divine Warning To Not Report Back To Herod. Matthew 2:12 XVI. Joseph, Mary & Jesus Flee To Egypt Upon An Angel's Warning Of Herod's Attempts To Kill Their Son. Matthew 2:13-15 XVII. Herod Orders The Death Of All Male Children In Bethlehem Who Are 2 Years Of Age Or Younger. Matthew 2:16-18 Jeremiah 31:15 XVIII. After Herod Dies, Joseph, Mary & Jesus Return From Egypt Into Nazareth Of Galilee. Matthew 2:19-23 Isaiah 11:1 Isaiah 49:7 Isaiah 53:3 John 1:46 XIX. The Childhood Of Jesus: Strong In Spirit & Filled With Wisdom. Luke 2:39-40


Topical Study: The Thirst For Righteousness

Sometimes, we resort to extremes in an attempt to fulfill a desire for righteousness. One is to put on self-righteousness which results in hypocrisy. The other is to live in private guilt and self-condemnation. God provides an escape route in between these two extremes. MP3 Download I. Scales Of Spiritual Maturity: Hungering And Thirsting For Righteousness. Matthew 5:6-10 1st John 1:7-10 Hebrews 4:13-16


Topical Study: The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth ?

The title KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is tied directly to the future rule of Jesus Christ over the Earth. This makes it easier to understand what Jesus meant when he said that the meek shall inherit the earth. Who are the meek and what is the inheritance? MP3 Download I. The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth. Matthew 5:4-5 Psalm 37:1-11 Romans 8:14-17


Topical Study: Persecuted For Righteousness Sake

When Satan's minions attack, they camouflage their persecution under deceptive accusations against your character. Jesus said that when this happens to you, it's for HIS sake that you're attacked and so REJOICE for GREAT is your reward in Heaven. MP3 Download I. "Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted For My Sake." Matthew 5:11-12 Luke 6:22-23


Topical Study: Jesus: Our Passover Lamb

During a celebration of the Jewish Passover Feast, Jesus launched into a controversial discussion with religious leaders, explaining how one passes over death into life, for they were unaware that Passover was prophetic for what would be accomplished on the Cross. MP3 Download I. The First & The Last Passover. John 5:19-24 Exodus 12:1-14


Topical Study: The First Sabbath

Why would God memorialize the Sabbath Day? What exactly are we supposed to be remembering? Was it because it was the 1st day of history to become a day off from work? Did God get tired and need a break? What really happened on the 1st Sabbath Day? MP3 Download I. The First Sabbath Day. Genesis 2:1-3 Colossians 1:16-17


Topical Study: Praying To Different Gods

Does all the world pray to the same God? When Jesus made his way into Galilee, he was repeatedly confronted by demon-possessed individuals. When a land becomes filled with the worship of false gods, it's no coincidence that demonic possession soon overtakes it. MP3 Download I. The Reason Why Demonic Possession Was Prevalent In Galilee. Matthew 4:23-25 Mark 1:21-28 Luke 4:31-37 I Corinthians 10:15-21