A Better Congregation Begins With Me When I Show Greater Unselfishness

This was my lesson for the 2017 Northside Lectureship. The lectureship theme was "A Better Congregation Begins With Me," and my assigned subject was "When I Show Greater Unselfishness." For the complete playlist of the entire lectureship, please click here to visit Northside's website. https://youtu.be/YsoSHJx_ntk   … [Read more...]

By Your Words

Matt. 12:36-37 https://youtu.be/tYJrclYfXvE "By Your Words" Condemned Using the Lord's name in vain (Ex. 20:7; Phil. 2:9-11). Lying (Prov. 6:16-19). Deceiving (Rom. 16:18). Filthy language (Eph. 5:4). Speaking evil (Jude 8; Matt. 5:21-22). Reviling (1 Cor. 6:9-11; 1 Pet. 2:21-23). "By Your Words" Justified Speaking about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3; 8:12). Speaking to edify (Acts 20:32; Eph. 4:29). Gracious words (Eccl. 10:12; Col. 4:5-6). Comforting … [Read more...]

Equipped for Battle

Ephesians 6:10-20 We know about the armor of God (Eph. 6:14-17). But have we really considered the application? How does this passage picture the church and the Christian life? (cf. Eph. 6:10-13; 2 Tim. 2:3). Are we soldiers EQUIPPED FOR BATTLE? That we are supplied with armor and weaponry (cf. Eph. 6:17; 2 Cor. 10:4), means we are at war! (2 Cor. 10:3-6; 2 Tim. 2:4; Eph. 6:11). The church must be MILITANT! https://youtu.be/D9wdeI4I7DE … [Read more...]

God’s Trust Test

Jeremiah 17:5-11 When Times Get Tough... Do I trust in man (Jer. 17:5, 6, 11). Do I trust in God? (Jer. 17:7, 8). Will I decide my own course? (Jer. 17:9). Will I desire God's correction? (Jer. 17:10). NOTE: The audio begins about a minute in because the microphone was turned on late. … [Read more...]

All Things New

A New Creation (Rev. 21:1) A New Kingdom (Rev. 21:2) A New Tabernacle (Rev. 21:3) A New Life! (Rev. 21:4-6) … [Read more...]

Shepherd Leadership

God's Greatest Leaders Were Shepherds! Shepherd Leadership: Has a Focus on the Family Nurtures the Church Points People to the Gospel … [Read more...]

The Pleasure of His Presence

Hallelujah, Praise the Lord His Presence is Universal (Psa. 148:1-13; Psa. 139; Acts 17:24-28) His Presence is Unique (Psa. 148:14; Eph. 1:3-6) … [Read more...]

Up From The Grave

Brought Up Through the Recognition of Our Sins (Psalm 30:6-7). Brought Up Through the Realization of Our Security (Psalm 30:8-10). Brought Up Through the Reception of HIS Saving Grace (Psalm 30:4-5, 11-12). … [Read more...]

Man of Sorrows

Text: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 The Man of Sorrows as Seen Through the Eyes of Worldliness The Man of Sorrows as Seen Through the Eyes of Truth The Man of Sorrows as Seen Through the Eyes of Faith … [Read more...]

The Great Cleansing Power

The Great Cleansing Power of Our SAVIOR (Rev. 7:9-14) The Great Cleansing Power of Our SERVICE (Rev. 7:15) The Great Cleansing Power of Our SHEPHERD (Rev. 7:16-17) … [Read more...]