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...]

Walking in the Daylight

John 11:9-10 Walking in the Daylight A Time to Work (John 11:9) A Time When Work is Done (John 11:10) … [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...]

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...]

That Which Never Changes

Mt 16:19 The Unchanging Principles of Heaven In this passage, Jesus refers to that which is bound and loosed in heaven. To bind means to enforce something as law, to restrict within legal bounds. To loose means to grant freedom in some aspect. Regarding those things which are bound: We know that it cannot be the customs of the early church because they have changed over the course of years and culture. We know that it cannot be restricted to the expression of law … [Read more...]

People Who Have Forgotten How To Blush

When the prophet Jeremiah wrote about the condition of his people, and told them why God was allowing them to be taken into captivity, he said it was because they had forgotten how to blush (Jer. 6:15). All of the calamity that was going to be poured out on them by the armies from the north (i.e. Babylon) was because of their rebellion against God. The list of their transgressions was long and ugly. In addition to their idolatry, they were guilty of all manner of gross immorality. Jeremiah … [Read more...]

The Kingdom Of God Is Within You

   Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20–21, NKJV) This question of the Pharisees continues being asked to this very day by those who look for an earthly Kingdom that will come with great and tumultuous world events. The Pharisees believed that the Messiah would come as a … [Read more...]

Characteristics Of The Successful Believer

Part of the series, "The Beatitudes," this Beatitude is the very first statement of the longest book of the Bible, Psalms. http://vimeo.com/28283409 … [Read more...]