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History is "His Story"

Galatians 4:4-7 1. God's timing is perfect; He sent the Lord Jesus Christ to earth at exactly the right time (Galatians 4:4). 2. Jesus came to redeem sinful people (Galatians 4:5). 3. God adopts those who put their faith in Jesus: He gives them the full status of adult children and makes them His heirs (Galatians 4:5-7).


A Compact Summary of Jesus' Earthly Life: From His Incarnation to His Ascension

1 Timothy 3:16 1. Jesus is God who came to earth in a physical body. 2. Jesus was rejected by the majority of people, but He was vindicated by the Holy Spirit. 3. Jesus was seen by angels: both God's holy angels and fallen angels (demons). 4. The message about Jesus has been proclaimed among the nations, and continues to be proclaimed. 5. The spreading of the gospel has resulted in people believing on Jesus throughout the world. 6. Jesus ascended back to heaven, having completed...


Dead -- Until Jesus Arrives

From the series: "Life-Changing Encounters with the Savior" Luke 7:11-17 1. Jesus has compassion on people who are grieving and needy (Luke 7:11-13). 2. Jesus can do what is humanly impossible, including bringing the dead back to life (Luke 7:14-15). 3. God came to "visit" when the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth (Luke 7:16). Our response to the truth of the Word of God: Glorify God and tell others about Jesus (Luke 7:16-17).


Where Are the Nine?

From the series: "Life-Changing Encounters with the Savior" Luke 17:11-19 1. Jesus cares for people who are despised or rejected by the rest of society (Luke 17:11-14). 2. Jesus has power over every condition and situation, including those in which we are powerless to help ourselves (Luke 17:14, 19). 3. The importance of thanking the Lord for what He has done for you (Luke 17:15-18)


Anger Over a Miracle in the Synagogue

From the series: "Life-Changing Encounters with the Savior" Luke 13:10-17 1. Jesus has power over demons and power over physical disability (Luke 13:10-13). 2. The needs of people and what the Lord is doing in their lives are far more important than man-made traditions (Luke 13:14-16). 3. Rejoice at the glorious things the Lord does for you and others, and give Him the glory (Luke 13:13, 17).


I Once Was Blind, But Now I See

From the series "Life-Changing Encounters with the Savior" Matthew 9:27-31 1. Jesus is the Messiah and He is merciful; cry out to Jesus for help (Matthew 9:27). 2. The Lord helps those who have faith in Him (Matthew 9:28-29). 3. The Lord is able to heal blindness (Matthew 9:30a). 4. The importance of obeying the Lord (Matthew 9:30b-31).


Lord, Just Say the Word!

From the series: "Life-Changing Encounters with the Savior" Luke 7:1-10 1. When facing a difficult situation, send word to the Lord; that is, pray (Luke 7:1-5). 2. The Lord responds to humble requests for help (Luke 7:6-7a). 3. The importance of faith in the Lord; He has all authority (Luke 7:7b-10). Our response to the Word of God: Be a "Lord, just say the word" follower of Jesus.


The Desire of Kings

Guest speaker: Roy Seals


Life-Changing Encounters with the Savior: Climbing a Tree To See Jesus

Luke 19:1-10 1. People need to be able to encounter Jesus (Luke 19:1-4). 2. Jesus cares about people who are despised by much of society (Luke 19:5-7). 3. Salvation changes a person's life (Luke 19:8-9). 4. Jesus came to seek and save people who are spiritually lost (Luke 19:10). Our response to the truth of the Word of God: Get involved in the cause for which Jesus came to earth: seeking the lost.


Life-Changing Encounters with the Savior: Saved Just Hours Before Death

Luke 23:32-43 1. The sinfulness of mankind and the sinlessness of the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 23:32-39). 2. The necessity of repentance and faith in order to be saved. 1) The essence of repentance: changing your mind about the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 23:40-41). 2) The essence of faith: trusting Jesus to do what He says He will do (Luke 23:42). 3. The promise of Jesus to all who trust in Him: "You will be with Me in Paradise" (Luke 23:43).


Continuing the Ministry in Corinth After Paul Left

Acts 18:18-28 1. God moves people from place to place to accomplish His purpose (Acts 18:18-19, 24-28). 2. We must keep the vows and promises that we make to the Lord (Acts 18:18). 3. We must submit to the will of God when making plans for the future (Acts 18:19-21). 4. Strengthen new believers in their faith (Acts 18:22-23). 5. Explain the things of God to people whose knowledge is lacking (Acts 18:24-26). 6. Salvation is the result of God's grace and is received through faith (Acts...


Examining Current Events in Light of Bible Prophecy

Dr. Jimmy DeYoung teaches us about prophecy from the Word of God.


The Grace of Giving

2 Corinthians 8-9 1. Everyone can give (2 Corinthians 8:1-4). 2. The priority in giving involves giving yourself to the Lord (2 Corinthians 8:5). 3. Excel in giving (2 Corinthians 8:7). 4. Giving shows the sincerity of our love (2 Corinthians 8:8). 5. Give according to your resources (2 Corinthians 8:12). 6. Give generously, cheerfully, and willingly (2 Corinthians 9:5, 7). 7. Those who give generously will receive generously, and those who give sparingly will receive sparingly (2...


Lessons from Another Letter to the Corinthians

1. God is the God of all comfort; He comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). 2. All our present difficulties are light and brief compared to eternity in the presence of the Lord (2 Corinthians 4:7-8). 3. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17) and are made righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21). 4. Those who are saved are Christ's ambassadors; our responsibility is to urge others to be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18-20). 5. God gives grace...


Lessons from a Letter to the Corinthians

1. Quarreling and division have no place in a church (1 Corinthians 1:10-13). 2. God uses seemingly insignificant people to accomplish His purpose (1 Corinthians 1:26-28). 3. The body of each believer is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). 4. Don't think that you are exempt from giving in to sinful temptations (1 Corinthians 10:1-13). 5. Those who are saved are the Body of Christ -- many members who work together for the good of all (1 Corinthians 12). 6. The...


Encouragement from the Lord to Counter Fear

Acts 18:9-17 Whatever your particular fear or fears, the Lord declares: 1. "Don't be afraid; I am with you" (Acts 18:9-10). 2. "Don't be afraid; I will take care of you" (Acts 18:9-10, 12-17). 3. "Don't be afraid to witness; there are other people who need to hear the gospel" (Acts 18:9-11). Our response to the truth of the word of God: When you experience fear, rely on the Lord's presence and promises and power.


Witnessing Next Door to the Synagogue

Acts 18:1-8 1. God brings together believers from different places to serve Him (Acts 18:1-3). 2. Find people who will listen and tell them that Jesus is the Christ (Acts 18:4-5). 3. Effective witnessing occurs in places other than regularly-scheduled religious meetings (Acts 18:6-8). Our response to the truth of the word of God: Use your home to serve God, bring glory to Him, and spread the gospel.


Truth About God That Must Be Communicated to Nonbelievers Around Us

Acts 17:22-34 1. God can be known (Acts 17:22-23). 2. God is the Creator and does not need anything from anyone (Acts 17:24-25). 3. All people are related in the sight of God, who sovereignly rules over all (Acts 17:26). 4. God is near to everyone and wants them to seek Him (Acts 17:27-28). 5. God is not like anything we can make (Acts 17:29). 6. God is patient, but He commands everyone to repent (Acts 17:30). 7. God will judge all people, and His judgment is righteous (Acts...


The Faithful Witnessing of a "Babbler"

Acts 17:16-23 1. Be grieved by the idolatry all around us (Acts 17:16). 2. Tell people about Jesus emphasizing His resurrection. Talk about Jesus not just at church, but also in daily life (Acts 17:17-18). 3. Find effective ways to take nonbelievers from where they are spiritually to the true and living God (Acts 17:19-23). Our response to the truth of the word of God: "Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15).


They Didn't Even Take Paul's Word for It!

Acts 17:10-15 1. The importance of studying the Scriptures to see if what you are being told is true (Acts 17:10-11). 2. The gospel of Christ is the power of God to salvation for everyone who puts their faith in Jesus (Acts 17:12). 3. Opposition never thwarts God's purpose (Acts 17:13-15). Our response to the truth of the word of God: Keep doing what God wants you to do, including spreading the gospel.