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   Do You Really Trust God?
   Matthew 6:25-34
Sunday Morning Service,  October 2, 2016
 
Are you guilty of worry? Do you agree that, in God's sight, worry is a sin? What has Jesus asked us to consider when we are tempted to worry?

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   Prayer Is God's Answer for Disillusioned Christians
   James 5:13-20
Sunday School,  July 3, 2016
Is this passage designed to deal with physical healing or spiritual healing? What is meant by "the prayer of faith shall save the sick"? How does Elijah's prayer for rain fit into a discussion on healing?

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   Two Wicked Sons and a Forgiving Father
   Luke 15: 11-32
Sunday Morning Service,  May 29, 2016
 
This message seeks to explain the third part of a parable that Jesus gave concerning God's joy in the recovery of lost sinners. It deals with both the prodigal son who went into a far country and his hypocritical brother who stayed at home. Both were equally sinners and in need of recovery. The emphasis is on the generous forgiveness of the father rather than the sinfulness of the brothers.

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   Preparation for Suffering
   1 Peter 3: 13-15
Sunday Morning Service,  March 6, 2016
 
Preparation is always the key to a successful outcome. The same is true when we consider suffering. Although the thought of suffering is distasteful, nevertheless it is the lot of Christians.

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   The Kindness of God
   2 Samuel 9: 1-13
Sunday Morning Service,  February 28, 2016
 
The writer of 2 Samuel tells the story of how David the king showed kindness to the lame man, Mephibosheth, also the grandson of David's enemy Saul. This narrative is an analogy of the kindness shown by God to poor sinners in salvation.

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   Favoritism: Corporately and Individually
   James 2:1-3
Sunday School,  February 14, 2016
Why is respect of persons sinful? What is God's view of favoritism?

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   An Adulterous Woman Forgiven
   John 7:53 - 8:11
Sunday School,  March 1, 2015
This lesson looks at the three main personalities in this passage which are the Pharisees, the adulterous woman, and Jesus. While it is necessary to look at the first two, Jesus is the center of attention. A brief look at the canonicity of this passage is included.

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   Nicodemus and the New Birth - Part 2
   John 3:11-21
Sunday School,  April 13, 2014
This lesson examines Jesus' classic teaching on salvation. In it Jesus is still talking to Nicodemus and references Nicodemus' background. Jesus' teaching shows the wideness of the gospel offer of salvation and the condemnation of those who refuse to believe.

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   Nicodemus and the New Birth - Part 1
   John 2:23 - 3:10
Sunday School,  April 6, 2014
This lesson traces the background of Nicodemus as he comes to seek counsel from Jesus. Besides being a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, he has a spiritual hunger in his soul. This passage is one of the clearest teachings in the New Testament concerning regeneration. Jesus both declares and illustrates to Nicodemus the need for the new birth.

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   The Lost Son and the Merciful Father
   Luke 15:11-32
Sunday School,  January 26, 2014
 
This is the third in a series of things which are lost, the lost sheep, the lost coin, and here, the prodigal son. This portion of scripture portrays God's reaction to lost sinners.

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   The Suffering of Christ
   Luke 23:33
Sunday Morning Service,  September 22, 2013
 
Of all the sufferings of Christ on the cross, this sermon looks at just three aspects: the brutality, the blasphemy and the blackness at Calvary. In light of these three, Christians should rejoice in what Christ has done for them and the unsaved should think seriously about eternal salvation.

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   Disorderly Conduct - Part 2
   2 Thessalonians. 3:6-15
Sunday School,  July 28, 2013
This is the third occasion that Paul felt compelled to address the Thessalonians refusal to work. In this lesson we see Paul moving to a more stern tone in responding to this problem. There are six actions taken from this text that Paul advises the Thessalonian church to take. He ends with an admonition that these people are brothers and not enemies.

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   Disorderly Conduct - Part 1
   2 Thessalonians. 3:6-15
Sunday School,  July 21, 2013
Paul identifies disorderly conduct as being the refusal of the Thessalonians to work. This lesson deals with some background of why they refused to work and some reasons identified as to why they should.

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   Instructions for Building a Young Church
   1 Thessalonians 5:12-15
Sunday School,  March 17, 2013
The apostle Paul here gives instructions to the young Thessalonian church. Paul teaches concerning the relationship of church leaders to members and also the relationship of member to member. This practical instruction comes immediately after his inspiring teaching on the Lord's second coming.

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   The Hope of Eternal Life
   Titus 1:1,2; Hebrews 6
Sunday Morning Service,  August 12, 2012
 
This is a message that draws a distinction between those who have a hope of eternal life and those who do not. The basis of the believer's hope is the sure promises of God. Besides the promises, God goes to the extraordinary length of swearing an oath to the truth of his promises. His promise and his oath provide the anchor of the soul as Hebrews 6;19,20 point out.

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   It Pays to Serve God
   Malachi
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 3, 2012
 
The historical setting of Malachi has many parallels with our own day. The people of Israel had been greatly blessed of God with a return from captivity, a rebuilt temple as well as city walls, and general prosperity. In spite of all these blessings, the prophet Malachi had to confront a cold, callous, and external religion. In this lesson, he shows them the futility of this kind of religion and gives them God's perspective.

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   An Inverted World View
   Malachi 3:13 - 4:4
Sunday School,  May 13, 2012
The structure of Malachi takes the form of six disputations between God and ancient Israel. The sixth and final such disputation demonstrates the depth to which their external and formal religion had taken them. They had concluded that it was vain and profitless to serve God and that God blessed disobedience. Nothing could be further from the truth and is an inversion of true spirituality.

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   Instability in Marriage, Inadequate Views of God, and Inadequate Giving
   Malachi 2 - 3:12
Sunday School,  May 6, 2012
Does God ever change his mind, especially concerning finance, family, and himself? This study demonstrates that God is immutable and the Christian's responsibility under the new covenant is identical to what it was under the old.

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   Introduction to Malachi
   Malachi 1:1-14
Sunday School,  April 29, 2012
This is a study of historical and religious background for Malachi. The structure takes the form of disputations between God and the people. The first two of the six disputations are covered in this lesson.

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   Achan, Ai, and Achor
   Joshua 7
Sunday Morning Service,  November 20, 2011
 
The sin and stoning of Achan and his family is a sobering reminder of the need for spiritual integrity among fathers and church members. Christians must seriously consider the effect of sin, even secret sins, upon their personal and church families.

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   True Faith, True Witnesses, and True Knowledge
   1 John 5
Sunday School,  November 28, 2010
This lesson in 1 John 5 summarizes the teaching of the other four chapters. The main themes considered are obedience, love of the brethren, love of God, and faith.

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   What You Believe Makes a Difference
   1 John 2:18-27
Sunday School,  October 31, 2010
This lesson looks at the many antichrists of John's day and why they are called antichrists. Belief is the third test of Christian certainty in this chapter which shows that the correct belief concerning the person and work of Christ are indispensible.

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   Three Tests of a True Profession
   1 John 2:3-27
Sunday School,  October 24, 2010
This chapter of John tests the professions of those who claim to be true believers. The test is three-fold: obedience, love and belief.

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   Confession of Sin and Assurance of Salvation
   1 John 1:8 - 2:2
Sunday School,  October 10, 2010
This is a look at how people can say they have no sin and really feel that way. It is also a consideration of the threefold basis of assurance of salvation given by John.

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   Walking in Darkness and Walking in Light
   1 John 1:6-7
Sunday School,  October 3, 2010
This lesson looks at the contradiction between a profession of fellowship with God and walking in darkness. It also looks at the agreement between walking in the light and the consequence of having the blood of Jesus Christ cleanse us from all sin.

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   Christian Certainty
   1 John 1:1-5
Sunday School,  September 26, 2010
This lesson deals with the certainty regarding the person of Christ, the message that John wrote to the church, and the fellowship of Christians to God. The times in which John wrote bear much resemblance to today and is very helpful to Christians in our uncertain world.

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   Introduction and Overview of 1 John
   1 John 1:5-7
Sunday School,  September 12, 2010
What was the situation in the early church that provoked John to write this letter? He was obviously very concerned for the spiritual welfare of those he loved. This lesson looks into the occasion, the style, and the content of the writing of I John.

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   The Martyrdom of Polycarp
   Hebrews 11:33 - 12:2
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 11, 2010
This is a short history of Polycarp's last days, his testimony, and his martyrdom. The lesson also includes implications for modern day Christians.

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   The Legacy of a Wicked King
   2 Chronicles 28
Sunday School,  April 11, 2010
This lesson is a consideration of the life of Ahaz, king of Judah. It details the events that led to his downfall.

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   The King Who Died in Disguise
   1 Kings 21 - 22
Sunday School,  November 29, 2009
This lesson is a look at 1 Kings 21 and 22, of two great pictures in the Old Testament, Naboth as a type of Christ, and Ahab as a typical sinner.

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   God or Baal
   1 Kings 18
Sunday School,  November 8, 2009
This is a study dealing with Elijah's contest with the false prophets on Mt. Carmel and what it teaches us about the exclusive worship of Jehovah.

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   Advice for Suffering Saints
   1 Peter 3:16-22
Sunday School,  August 2, 2009
There are four things that Peter advises suffering saints to consider: sanctifying the Lord in their heart, having a good conscience, looking at the cross of Christ, and the continuing working of the Holy Spirit.

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   Seeing Christ in Suffering
   1 Peter 3:13-18
Sunday School,  July 26, 2009
In an age where suffering seems to be on the horizon for Christians, Peter gives strong advice about our preparation for it.

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   Plead My Cause, O Lord
   Psalm 35
Sunday School,  March 1, 2009
This lesson is a progressive look at the doom of the unsaved. How does David's imprecatory psalm relate to our concern for the lost?

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   The Almighty God Is Mightier than All the Mighty
   Psalm 110
Sunday Morning Service,  December 28, 2008
 
This messianic Psalm presents Christ as both king and priest.

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   God's Control over Men and Nations
   Psalm 2
Sunday School,  October 5, 2008
The attempts of wicked men to throw off the restraints of God and wrest control from Him causes God no concern. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh.

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   The Psalm of the Two Ways
   Psalm 1
Sunday School,  September 28, 2008
This psalm is a microcosm of the whole Scripture. It promises blessing to the man who obeys God and condemnation to the man who disobeys.

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   Remembering the Lord's Supper
   1 Corinthians 11:23-30
Sunday Morning Service,  September 7, 2008
 
This message is a broad view of the Lord's Supper and what it means to discern the Lord's body as well as the implications.

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   Verbal Generosity or Vital Godliness
   James 2:14-26
Sunday School,  June 22, 2008
This is a discussion of the divorce between profession of faith and manner of life. James says that a profession is worthless without obedience whereas the modern church says you can have one without the other.

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   Favoritism in the Fellowship
   James 2:1-13
Sunday School,  June 15, 2008
Respect of persons is more than just a bad idea. It has far-reaching implications for both the individual and the church.

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   Hearers and Doers
   James 1:19-27
Sunday School,  June 1, 2008
Being hearers of the Word and doers of the Word are often contrasted one with another. In Scripture they are never meant to contrast but to complement each other. The Christian life cannot be lived with one to the exclusion of the other.

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   Taking Responsibility for Temptation
   James 1:13-18
Sunday School,  May 25, 2008
People often look to cast blame for their temptation. Some blame others. Some blame God. Where does the real responsibility lie?

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   Wisdom in Trials
   James 1:5-12
Sunday School,  May 18, 2008
Wisdom has its source in God and we must apply to God for that wisdom.

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   Rejoicing in Trials
   James 1:1-4
Sunday School,  May 11, 2008
This lesson looks at how the Christian should view trials in light of James' admonition to be joyful.

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   Glory to the Newborn Priest
   Hebrews 7:19-28; 2:16, 17
Sunday Morning Service,  December 23, 2007
 
What does it mean that Christ was “after the order of Melchizedek”? What value is there in knowing Christ as our great high priest?

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   Peter Restored
   John 21:10-25
Sunday School,  August 19, 2007
This message is a look at Peter's restoration in light of his past failures. Peter is reliant upon God's goodness and omniscience for his future success.

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   Jesus at Galilee the Second Time
   John 21:1-9
Sunday School,  August 12, 2007
John 21 is a chapter which reflects the goodness and tenderness of Christ. It is a continuing preparation for the disciples to enter ministry.

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   Remember Christ
   Colossians 2:13-15
Sunday Morning Service,  August 5, 2007
 
Often, to settle doubts of our salvation, we are inclined to look to our own experience, and our memory of it. Paul, however, points us to Christ, and reminds the Colossians three great truths concerning their salvation that give them, and us, hope: Our salvation is full; it has a factual foundation; and it leads to a victory that is final.

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   The Religious Trials of Christ
   John 18:12-28
Sunday School,  July 8, 2007
After Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, He underwent two religious trials before Israel's high-priests, Annas and Caiphas. Christ's innocence and authority make a sharp contrast with the high priest's corruption and sin as well as Peter's disobedience. The willingness of Christ to undergo injustice and abuse for His people reminds us of the great love and grace of the Savior for sinners.

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   Christ in the Garden
   John 18:1-11
Sunday School,  June 24, 2007
Against the dark backdrop of the garden and the hours preceding Christ's arrest, the perfections of the Savior are illuminated. These perfections are highlighted with respect to the fiend, Christ's frailty, His foes, friends, and the Father.

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   The Book of Malachi
   Malachi
Sunday School,  June 10, 2007
Malachi is a contemporary message for God's people in every time period concerning cold, heartless religion.

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   The Picture of Mephibosheth
   2 Samuel 9
Sunday Afternoon Service,  March 25, 2007
 
At a time when David is firmly installed as Israel's king, he reaches out to Mephibosheth, in type as Christ reached out to man in kindness.

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   Why Is Christ the Only Suitable High Priest for Us?
   Hebrews 7:26
Sunday Afternoon Service,  October 22, 2006
 


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   Apes, Peacocks, and Strange Women
   1 Kings 1-11
Sunday School,  September 3, 2006
 


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   Psalm 73
   Psalm 73
Sunday School,  July 23, 2006
 


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   1 Corinthians 13:1-7
   1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Sunday School,  May 7, 2006


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