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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.


Lessons from the Letters to the Church in Thessalonica

1. The Gospel brings conversion: dramatic changes in the lives of people who are saved (1 Thessalonians 1:4-10). 2. The Word of God works effectively in our lives, including times when we experience opposition and trouble (1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2:13). 3. The Lord Jesus Christ is coming again to take all those who have been saved to be with Him forever (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). 4. God will "pay back" people who trouble those who are saved, and God's judgment is righteous (2 Thessalonians...


Disciples of Jesus Who Turned the World Upside Down

1. Start with what people are familiar with and tell them about Jesus, emphasizing His death and resurrection (Acts 17:1-4). 2. Expect opposition from those who refuse to believe (Acts 17:5-9). Our response to the truth of the Word of God: Tell others that Jesus is the Christ and that He suffered and died for them and rose from the dead, without worrying about how they might respond.



THINKING ABOUT GOD “FROM A TO Z” PSALM 145 JUNE 24, 2018 1. God’s greatness is incomprehensible; we must praise Him (Psalm 145:1-7). 2. God’s goodness is widespread; we must thank Him (Psalm 145:8-9). 3. God’s kingdom is everlasting; we must tell others about Him (Psalm 145:10-13). 4. God’s provision is abundant; we must rely on Him (Psalm 145:14-16). 5. God’s righteousness characterizes everything He does; we must reverently call on Him (Psalm 145:17-21).


A Truly Happy Marriage Is Done In God’s Design

A Truly Happy Marriage Is Done In God’s Design Ephesians 5


GRACE: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense

GRACE: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense 2 Corinthians 8:9 June 3, 2018 2 Corinthians 8:9 states, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” 1. The humble circumstances Jesus experienced when he came to earth (Philippians 2:5-8) 2. The spiritual riches experienced by all who put their personal faith in Jesus: 1) being saved (Ephesians 2:8-9) 2) being...


God’s Message to the Current Generation and the Next One

God’s Message to the Current Generation and the Next One Deuteronomy 6:1-9 May 27, 2018 1. A very important truth: there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4) 2. The most important commandment: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5) 3. An extremely important responsibility: teach your children about the Lord (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)


Lessons from a Godly Mother

Lessons from a Godly Mother 1 Samuel chapters 1 & 2 May 13, 2018 1. The ability to have children is a gift from the Lord (1 Samuel 1:1-20). 2. The valuable role of a mother in taking care of children (1 Samuel 1:21-23) 3. The dedicating of children to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:24-28)


Lessons from the Letter to the Church in Philippi

Lessons from the Letter to the Church in Philippi May 6, 2018 1. Jesus Christ is the supreme reason for living (Philippians 1:21). 2. Follow Jesus Christ’s example of humility and obedience to the will of God (Philippians 2:5-11). 3. You can be content in all circumstances, because Christ strengthens us in all things (Philippians 4:13). 4. Be faithful in supporting missionaries financially; God will meet your needs (Philippians 4:15-19).