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   A Blessing at the End
   2 Peter 3:14-18
Sunday Morning Service,  October 6, 2013
Peter ends his second epistle with a word of blessing to the saints. This benediction, though brief, contains in it my own personal blessing for Bethany Bible Church as I depart.

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   The Heretics in Crete - Part 2
   Titus 1:6-10
Sunday School,  October 6, 2013
In this lesson, we look at the reasons Paul was concerned about the Cretan heretics.

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   Notes on the End of 2 Peter 3
   2 Peter 3:14-17
Wednesday Evening Service,  October 2, 2013
This lesson develops closely a few key themes from 2 Peter 3:14-17, including the necessity of holiness, the unity of the apostles' doctrine, and the nature of perseverance.

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   The Heretics in Crete - Part 1
   Titus 1:5-16
Sunday School,  September 29, 2013
This lesson continues to study the qualifications of an elder from the book of Titus. Then we begin to study the heretics in Crete.

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   The Elders in Crete
   Titus 1:5-9
Sunday School,  September 22, 2013
Paul has an urgent task for Titus. Why is this so important? And what instructions does Paul give the Crete congregations (and other Christian congregations) concerning the pastors they should choose?

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   The Preeminence of Jesus Christ
   Colossians 1:15-20
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 7, 2013
Jesus not only made us to glorify his name, he actually has set about to bring that restoration about through his bloody death on the cross. The firstborn of creation is the firstborn from the dead. The Sovereign King of all creation is also the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, all in order that we may be people who in the end still bring him the glory due his name.

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   Church Discipline
   2 Thessalonians 3:13-15
Sunday School,  August 4, 2013
Did Paul intend this passage to be a milder form of church discipline? If not, how does this passage mesh with other New Testament passages on this subject? In the instructions Paul gives the church concerning the idle Thessalonians, we are reminded of the importance of Christian admonition and restoration, the goal of the whole process of church discipline.

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   Sheep to be Slaughtered
   Romans 8:31-39
Sunday Evening Service,  July 14, 2013
 
Toward the end of the rapturous heights of Romans 8, why does Paul cite Psalm 44? What is the connection? The answer reminds us that there are times God's people suffer because of their obedience, and that it is the love of God that will ultimately save us.

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   Paradise Today
   Luke 23:39-43
Sunday Afternoon Service,  July 7, 2013
 
What brings comfort to Christians? How can we face death without fear? Jesus has the answer, but we must come to him in faith, receiving the gift of salvation.

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   The Day of the Lord Has Not Yet Come - Part 2
   2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Sunday School,  June 23, 2013
Why were the Thessalonians anxious in mind? What false doctrine was being spread in that church? Paul assures the saints there that they had not missed the gathering of the saints to Christ and that the Day of the Lord had not yet come. He proves this by showing that Day of the Lord events had not yet taken place and urges them to remember his teaching. (This is part 2 of 2 on 2 Thess 2:1-12.)rges them to remember his teaching.

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   The Day of the Lord Has Not Yet Come - Part 1
   2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Sunday School,  June 16, 2013
Why were the Thessalonians anxious in mind? What false doctrine was being spread in that church? Paul assures the saints there that they had not missed the gathering of the saints to Christ and that the Day of the Lord had not yet come. He proves this by showing that Day of the Lord events had not yet taken place and urges them to remember his teaching.

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   The Shining Face of God in Scripture
   Psalm 119:135
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 2, 2013
 
The Psalmist declares his desperate need for God to give him spiritual understanding. God's grace is necessary for us to have a spiritual understand of the Bible. And if this is necessary, believers should pray for God to give spiritual understanding when they read the Scripture.

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   So Heavenly Minded
   2 Peter 3:11-13
Sunday Morning Service,  May 26, 2013
“He’s so heavenly minded he’s of no earthly good.” Peter, were he to have heard this old sardonic remark, would not have thought it too funny. Peter believed that Christians ought to have so powerful a vision of the glorious future promised to believers that this vision transformed their lives in the present. No one who is truly heavenly minded will allow their life to remain unaltered. This text teaches us that Our Future Must Change our Present. In our text, Peter suggests three ways the future changes our present.

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   Read Your Bible, Pray Every Day
   1 Thessalonians 5:25-28
Sunday School,  May 5, 2013
Paul wraps up his letter to the beloved church with a challenge to pray, love one another, and read the Scriptures. In these brief remarks, we find much for us to follow in the way of Christ.

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   God's Timing Is Always Best
   2 Peter 3:8-10
Sunday Morning Service,  April 14, 2013
In verses 8-10, Peter assures the believers that the day of the Lord will come. The false teachers were questioning if the Lord was coming back. Peter insists that he will return. But if the day of the Lord is coming, why the delay? What’s taking so long? Peter writes these words to urge us to continue to look for the Lord’s return. We as believers must continue to hope in God’s promise of salvation. We must believe that God’s timing with the day of the Lord is best. Peter gives us three reasons to remain hopeful in the promised return of Jesus Christ.

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   Pithy Guidelines for Christian Vitality
   1 Thessalonians 5:19-22
Sunday School,  April 7, 2013
In this lesson, we try to untangle the second table of brief bullet commands in 1 Thessalonians 5. From them, we learn to abhor sin and see the world with biblical discernment.

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   The Daily Practice of Christian Worship
   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Sunday School,  March 24, 2013
These three commands point us to the imperative of Christian worship. This lesson begins with a review of the fulfillment in the practice of worship and then discusses the interrelationship of Christian joy, prayer, and thanksgiving.

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   Mindful of the Words
   2 Peter 3:1-7
Sunday Morning Service,  February 3, 2013
Peter knows how weak we are. He knows how easily our feeble minds forget. And so he writes this letter to them so that they keep in mind the teachings of God’s word. Be mindful of God’s word. Let your mind be filled with it. The challenge of this passage is to look away from the events and circumstances around us, and keep our focus on the word of God that stands behind all reality.

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   Christ's Command and the Antithesis of Brotherly Love - Part 2
   1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Sunday School,  February 3, 2013
In these verses, Paul begins with an admonition to live of the life of a Christian, and stresses the importance of progressing in that life. Then he explains, quite concretely, one of the ways brotherly love is exercised in the church of Christ, namely, through abstaining from fornication. To fornicate is to disobey, not the apostles, but God himself.

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   Christ's Command and the Antithesis of Brotherly Love - Part 1
   1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Sunday School,  January 27, 2013
In these verses, Paul begins with an admonition to live of the life of a Christian, and stresses the importance of progressing in that life. Then he explains, quite concretely, one of the ways brotherly love is exercised in the church of Christ, namely, through abstaining from fornication. To fornicate is to disobey, not the apostles, but God himself.

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   The Tragedy of Apostasy
   2 Peter 2:20-22
Sunday Morning Service,  November 25, 2012
Apostasy is a total departure from the Christian faith. Having exposed the folly of false freedom in 2:17-19, Peter explains the tragedy of apostasy. The passage makes clear that turning away from Christ is actually worse than never hearing the Gospel. This sermon first answers the question if 2 Peter 2:20-22 teaches a Christian can lose his salvation and then looks at three reasons why apostasy is tragic.

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   The Marks of God's Grace in the Church at Thessalonica
   1 Thessalonians 1:4-10
Sunday School,  November 4, 2012
As Paul opens his letter to the Thessalonians, he is overwhelmed with thanks to God for them because of the marks of God's supernatural work in them. As we look at these evidences of God's grace that brought Paul such joy, we as believers and as a church can look to imitate the Thessalonians.

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   Hope: The Christian's Anchor
   Romans 8:18-25
Sunday School,  October 14, 2012
Christians do not have an "I hope so" kind of faith. Our hope is sure and steadfast, founded on the nature of God himself, and the sure word of his promises. Christian hope is bound up in the future as it anticipates the eternal life we have in Christ. As a result, hope powerfully alters our lives in the present.

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   Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
   1 Timothy 1:12-17
Sunday Morning Service,  October 7, 2012
 
In 1 Timothy 1, Paul is amazed at the privilege he has been given to be Christ’s minister. So in verse 12 he “thanks Christ Jesus our Lord.” Why should we give thanks this morning? Paul gives us four reasons to thank our God.

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   Progressive Sanctification
   1 Thessalonians 5:23
Sunday School,  September 30, 2012
All true believers who have born again by a supernatural work of God ought to manifest it by growing in holiness and righteousness. The Spirit of God works sanctification in us through love. Sanctification is a long process, and the war for holiness continues until death. Sanctification brings glory to God.

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   Enslaved by False Freedom
   2 Peter 2:17-19
Sunday Morning Service,  September 23, 2012
The false teachers in 2 Peter not only taught false doctrine, but lived like reprobates. They were after the Christians, to draw them into their own sinfulness. In verses 17-19, Peter shines more light on the destructive lifestyle and methods of these charlatans. The core issue was a distorted view of Christian liberty. Freedom in Christ was turned on its head. Unfortunately, notions of false freedom still circulate today. Many Christians in our generation promise fraudulent liberty and turn the free grace of Christ promised in gospel into a greenhouse for sin. We too must reject false freedom.

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   Conclusion
   John 1:12
Wednesday Evening Service,  September 12, 2012
This final session begins with the point that what makes any Christian worth remembering is that that Christian knows Christ and makes him known. Following this, there is a quiz on bits of information on the life of Jonathan Edwards. The session concludes with some summary reminders of the content covered.

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   Following Christ Together: The Body of Christ & Church Attendance
   Acts 2:41-42
Sunday School,  August 26, 2012
Our lessons have already stressed the corporate dimension of the life a new Christian. The Bible nowhere presents the Christian life as “just me and my Bible.” Instead, Christian vitality and obedience to Christ depends upon our being connected with a properly organized body of believers or local church.

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   Jonathan Edwards in Stockbridge, His Late Great Works, and the Glory of God
   Isaiah 48:11-12
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 22, 2012
Why did God create the world? This lesson answers that question while looking at Jonathan Edwards's late great works.

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   Jonathan Edwards on Prayer
   1 John 5:13-15
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 15, 2012
Prayer ought to demonstrate that we want what God wants. When Jonathan Edwards spoke of prayer, he described it as an essential and basic part of a believer's piety. A lack of private prayer was a sign that someone was not a believer.

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   Hearing God: Bible Preaching and Reading
   1 Thessalonians 2:13
Sunday School,  August 5, 2012
The Bible points to itself as a necessary instrument to spiritual vitality. Therefore all Christians must attend to hearing God’s Word. The primary way we receive God’s Word is in attending to its public ministry at our church. The second way we receive God’s Word is in our own private reading and meditation on it.

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   Jonathan Edwards's Farewell
   Romans 12:9a
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 1, 2012
This lesson looks first at some Bible principles for handling conflict. We then turn to the history surrounding Jonathan Edwards's departure from Northampton and calling to Stockbridge, with a special emphasis on his farewell sermon.

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   Bad Like Balaam
   2 Peter 2:10b-16
Sunday Morning Service,  July 29, 2012
In chapter 2, Peter is teaching us a great deal about false teachers, and the development of that teaching continues into verses 10b-16. In verses 15-16 Peter compares them to Balaam. The big idea in this passage is that there are some Christians who, if they don’t get you abandon Christ through bad teaching, they get you through bad living. We must not accept as normal those who call themselves Christians but reject the Christian way of living. These kinds of “Christians” are dangerous.

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   Baptism and the Lord's Supper: Signs of God's Work
   Matthew 28:19
Sunday School,  July 29, 2012
Our series on discipleship continues as we look at a short summary of the Bible's teaching on the two ordinances, baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is the external sign of God's inward initial gracious work of regeneration. The Lord's Supper is an external sign of God's inward continual gracious work of sanctification.

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   Jonathan Edwards and the Lord's Table Controversy
   Acts 2:41-42
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 25, 2012
This lesson begins by looking at the Bible's teaching about regenerate church membership. The history portion of the lesson looks at the debates over the Lord's Supper and the Half-Way Covenant in New England, and then how Jonathan Edwards himself responded to the issues.

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   Two Things God Knows How to Do
   2 Peter 2:4-10a
Sunday Morning Service,  July 1, 2012
2 Peter 2:4-10a go on to prove from historical precedent two connected truths: God will rescue the righteous and he will punish the unrighteous. As we think about the sober reminder that judgment is coming, we ought to walk away with one central imperative: we must cling to the Christ of the Bible. Why? Because God will rescue the righteous and he will punish the unrighteous. This text has three important examples from history that prove that very point.

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   Born Again: God's Work in a Believer
   Ephesians 2:8-9
Sunday School,  July 1, 2012
The Bible clearly teaches that all those who believe the gospel experience a supernatural change by God's grace and the work of God's Spirit. This lesson highlights some of the facets of that divine work in the hearts of saved sinners.

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   The Family Life of Jonathan Edwards
   1 Peter 3:1-7
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 27, 2012
A Christian home is one where the relationships take on a distinctively Christian contour because of our mutual faith in Jesus Christ. With that Biblical truth in mind, we see how Jonathan Edwards tried to live this out with his children and wife Sarah.

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   Thanking God for Other Christians
   1 Corinthians 1:4-9
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 24, 2012
 
There are many ways in which we rightly pray to God for other believers. We pray for their their spiritual growth in grace, and even their health and prosperity (submitting to the will of God). But there is another way in which we should mention other believers to our God. It is necessary for us as Christians to recognize the work of God in other believers. We should not sin in the way we think about other believers. We ought to be people who look for the “fingerprints of God” in the lives of other Christians.

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   The Gospel and Man's Response
   1 Corinthians 15:1-8
Sunday School,  June 24, 2012
Before discipleship can begin in earnest, we must make sure that we have a disciple. This first part of the discipleship series looks at the gospel (God, Sin, Christ, Response), and man's response to it.

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   Religious Affections
   Matthew 7:16
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 20, 2012
Can we know for sure if another person is a true believer? We cannot know certainly, but Jesus gave us some ways whereby we can render good judgment. With that principle in mind, we look at Jonathan Edwards's classic book Religious Affections.

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   Themes in the Minor Prophets
   Joel 1:15
Sunday School,  June 10, 2012
This lesson explores just some of the unifying themes in the minor prophets.

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   Revivals - Part 2
   John 3:8
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 6, 2012
This lesson looks at the Great Awakening, emphasizing the Bible truth that revivals come from the Holy Spirit.

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   Teaching That Destroys
   2 Peter 2:1-3
Sunday Morning Service,  June 3, 2012
Peter wants us to see the destructive ways of false teaching. False teaching warrants eternal destruction because it exploits Christ's body, it blasphemes Christ's name, and it denies Christ's redemptive work.

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   Zechariah – Part 3
   Zechariah 9 - 14
Sunday School,  June 3, 2012
The last part of Zechariah turns to the suffering and exaltation of the Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ.

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   Revivals - Part 1
   Proverbs 24:13-14
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 30, 2012
This lesson looks at the history of Jonathan Edwards's early revival and how it influenced the young people of Northampton.

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   Zechariah – Part 2
   Zechariah 6-8
Sunday School,  May 27, 2012
This lesson on Zechariah looks at the coronation of Joshua the priest and the Lord's answer to the people's question about fasting in Zechariah 7-8.

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   How Jonathan Edwards Became a Christian
   John 1:12
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 16, 2012
This lesson looks at what the Bible says about faith in Jesus Christ. There are two aspects of conversion: the response of man to the gospel and the supernatural work of God in regeneration. From there, we look at the early life of Jonathan Edwards and how he became a Christian.

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   Introduction to "Living God's Word"
   Hebrews 13:7
Wednesday Evening Service,  May 9, 2012
This lesson explains the summer series for 2012, and shows why the study of church history helps us in our own Christian life.

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   The Stunningly Supernatural Scriptures
   2 Peter 1:20-21
Sunday Morning Service,  April 15, 2012
Peter, in emphasizing that we must with the eyes of faith focus our spiritual attention on the Scriptures, makes a striking claim that the Scriptures come ultimately from God.

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   Haggai
   Haggai
Sunday School,  April 15, 2012
The prophet Haggai not only calls us to make spiritual priorities, but also gives us a glimpse of the great work of restoration coming to the people of God in the millennium of Christ Jesus.

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   Nicodemus
   John 19:39-40
Special Service,  April 6, 2012
 
Though only mentioned a few times in Scripture, Nicodemus provides a powerful example of conspicuous faith and allegiance to Jesus Christ as Savior and King.

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   The Second Coming of Jesus Is Not a Fairy Tale
   2 Peter 1:16-19
Sunday Morning Service,  April 1, 2012
In verses 16-19, Peter defends the veracity of his teachings, which was being assailed by false teachers. Not only is all of Christian doctrine true, but, Peter emphasizes, the Second Coming of Christ is true. Therefore he reminds these churches of the reasons they should continue to believe it. We too must be people who believe the message of Christ's apostles that Jesus will return.

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   Jonah – Part 2
   Jonah 2 - 4
Sunday School,  March 11, 2012
From the prophet Jonah we learn the perils of selfishness and misplaced anger. Jonah is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic portrait of a man who refused to be compassionate even while he was the recipient of great compassion from God.

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   Micah
   Micah
Sunday School,  February 26, 2012
The message of Micah is that though the Lord will certainly judge the sin of Israel, he will in the future just as certainly gather, rule over, and forgive them in a glorious restored Kingdom as their Good Shepherd. This lesson surveys and applies the three oracles of this wonderful Old Testament prophecy.

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   How Preachers are Like a String around Your Finger
   2 Peter 1:12-15
Sunday Morning Service,  February 5, 2012
Peter is telling us that reminders are crucial, vital parts of life of the people of God. I want us to understand this morning from Peter’s words how critical repetition of Christian truth is for us as believers. He gives two reasons why you need to be reminded of teachings you’ve heard before. Christians need reminders 1) because we must continue in the things we already know, and 2) because they wake us up.

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   We're Not There Yet - Part 2
   2 Peter 1:5-11
Sunday Morning Service,  January 15, 2012
Last month, we looked at verses 5-8 of this passage. The point of this entire section is that Christians must resist spiritual inertia and supplement their faith. We are often tempted to kick back and relax spiritually, but Peter is telling us that it is necessary for us as believers to fight against this and grow spiritually.

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   Joel
   Joel
Sunday School,  January 8, 2012
The book of Joel is a reminder that the tragic events of this present life are only a foretaste of the wrath of God poured out against the world for unbelief. Yet amidst this warning we see the hope of salvation; all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.

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   We're Not There Yet - Part 1
   2 Peter 1:5-11
Sunday Morning Service,  December 18, 2011
Second Peter 1:5-11 paragraph contains several reasons why we must move forward, and then a little portrait of maturing Christian character describing how we move forward. The first sermon will look at the first reason why we must move forward and how we move forward.

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   Knowing Christ
   2 Peter 1:2-4
Sunday Morning Service,  October 16, 2011
In verses 2-4, everything hinges on knowing Christ. In verse 2, the grace and peace comes by virtue of our knowing God and Christ. The spiritual gifts in verse 3 are likewise through knowing Christ, the one “who called us to his own glory and virtue.” And although the “by which” in verse 4 refers specifically to the glory and virtue of Christ, the glory and virtue of Christ that gives the promises in verse 4 are connected to our knowing Christ.

We must be people who know Christ. This passage suggests three reasons why we must know Christ: 1. Knowing Christ brings the multiplication of God’s grace and peace (v 2); 2. Knowing Christ gives life and godliness (v 3); and 3. Knowing Christ bestows very great and precious promises (v 4).

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   Jesus Changes Everything
   2 Peter 1:1
Sunday Morning Service,  October 9, 2011
The first verse of 2 Peter illustrates Peter’s ‘Christianized’ way of thinking, and challenges us to change the way we ourselves think. Therefore, the challenge of these verses is to let the glory of Christ change the way you think.

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   The Local Church
   Acts 2:41-42
Sunday School,  October 2, 2011
Having established the universal church in the previous lesson, we discuss the local church and its importance in this one. The local church is very much tied to the idea of covenant. Moreover, God loves the church, and so should we.

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   The Invisible Church and Regenerate Church Membership
   1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Sunday School,  September 18, 2011
What is a Church? We begin answering this question by looking at the use of the word "church" in the NT, the nature of the invisible church, and the importance of regenerate church membership.

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   Heaven is a World of Love - by Jonathan Edwards
   1 Corinthians 13:8-10
Wednesday Evening Service,  September 7, 2011
Our final session on Biblical Eschatology includes a brief introduction and reading of an abridged version of Jonathan Edwards's famous sermon "Heaven is a World of Love."

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   The Humiliation of Christ
   Philippians 2:6-8
Sunday Morning Service,  September 4, 2011
 
Christ's incarnation is a great example of Christian humility in three ways. We look at this glorious text this morning as we gather around the table.

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   The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Sanctification
   Ephesians 4:24
Sunday School,  September 4, 2011
Sanctification is the work of God's Spirit, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die to sin, and live to righteousness. Today we look at this crucial aspect of our Christian life.

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   The Life-Altering Effects of the Future – Part 2
   Romans 8:18-25
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 31, 2011
Having investigated timelines of the future throughout the summer, this lesson looks at how the truth about the future changes our lives in the present.

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   The Doctrine of the Spirit: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
   Genesis 1:2
Sunday School,  August 14, 2011
Was the Spirit active in the Old Testament? We believe he was, in at least five ways: creation, divine disclosure, special enablement for service, theocratic anointing, and, in a way that pointed to his future ministry, as the subject of prophecy in the hope of Israel.

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   The Life-Altering Effects of the Future
   Romans 8:18-25
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 10, 2011
Having investigated timelines of the future throughout the summer, this lesson looks at how the truth about the future changes our lives in the present.

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   The Premillennial-Amillennial Debate
   Revelation 20
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 3, 2011
This is a debate concerning the millennium, between a premillennialist (Ryan Martin) and a pseudo-Amillennialist (Richard Winston). (Please note that Richard Winston is not an Amillenniailist, but that he did attempt to represent their position fairly.)

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   The Doctrine of Salvation: The Atonement and the Gospel
   Romans 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 15
Sunday School,  July 10, 2011
We look at the heart of the Christian faith in this lesson exploring the doctrines of the atonement and the Christian good news. Some of the questions we answer are: Why was his death necessary? On what basis does God forgive sinners? How does Christ's death accomplish forgiveness? What are other understandings of the atonement and how do they fit with Scripture? And what is the Christian gospel? What is not the gospel?

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   The Doctrine of Salvation: Regeneration and Saving Faith
   Titus 3:5; Hebrews 11:1-3
Sunday School,  July 3, 2011
In this lesson, we look at what the Bible teaches about regeneration and faith. What does the Bible mean by being "born again"? What kind of faith saves, and how does faith save?

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   The Kingdom - Part 2
   Isaiah 9:6-7; Revelation 20:1-10
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 22, 2011
This second part of two lessons discussing the Kingdom of God (or the Millennium) discusses the Biblical theology of Kingdom. We believe that the Kingdom is a future earthly reign of Jesus Christ over his people.

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   The Kingdom - Part 1
   Revelation 20:1-10
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 15, 2011
This first part of two discussing the Kingdom of God (or the Millennium) discusses varying approaches to understanding the Millennial reign of Christ. We also begin discussing the basis for Dispensational Premillennialism.

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   The Doxological Life
   Philippians 1:3-11
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 12, 2011
 
Though "living to the glory of God" has sunk into nearly cliche status among Christians, Paul considered it absolute necessary and had specific ideas about how believers might do so. This message develops from the first chapter of Philippians four “steps” (for lack of a better term) for living for the glory of God.

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   Christological Heresies
   John 1:14
Sunday School,  May 29, 2011
This lesson surveys the heresies concerning the person of Christ. We see that a heretical direction touching Christ's person ends in a heretical direction in other crucial areas of Christian doctrine. We affirm with the universal church one Lord Jesus Christ, two natures united in one person.

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   The Doctrine of Man: Original Sin
   Romans 5:12-19
Sunday School,  April 10, 2011
What is original sin? This lesson explores what the Bible says about this important doctrine of the Christian faith, including a brief defense and further discussion of how it relates to the salvation of children who die in infancy.

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   Heaven
   Revelation 21:22-27
Sunday School,  April 3, 2011
 
Are we really heavenly minded people? What does the Scripture actually say about heaven? Where are Christians headed, and what makes that destination particularly glorious? In this sermon, Ryan looks at four facets of the glory of the New Jerusalem from Revelation 21.

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   Hell
   Mark 9:42-50
Sunday Morning Service,  March 27, 2011
 
Our Lord Jesus, in his concern and mercy for men, believed it was important to warn people about hell, and he urged them to escape it through following him. Mark 9:42-50 is an example of one of these occasions. Jesus’ words urge us to escape the suffering of hell in eternity through absolute devotion to Jesus in the present.

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   The Doctrine of Man: Men, Women, and Roles
   Ephesians 5:21-33
Sunday School,  March 27, 2011
We continue studying the doctrine of man with a look at what the Bible says about men and women, and their roles in the church and home.

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