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1 Peter 1
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1 Samuel 2019-20
1 Samuel 2019-2020
1 Timothy 2021
2 Cor 1
6 Day Creation
Acts: From Disciples to Apostles
Barnabas a mentor for all Christians
Be Not Ashamed
but God said no. How to respond when God says no to our plans.
Changed and Changing
Christmas message for 2019
Churches of Revelation
David wanted to do something for God
Desperate for God
Doctrines Under Attack
Exposition of Romans
Expostion of Romans
Father's Day message
Flowing Living Water
Good Friday service
Hebrews 2016 and 2017
Joshua radio 2019
Leadership and philosophy of building the church upon the rock of faith in Christ
Life of David
Life of Elijah
Life of Elisha
Life of Elisha 2018
Life of Joseph
Mature and Multiply
Maturity and Multiplication
Miscellaneous Sunday a.m.
Miscellaneous Sunday evening
Missions Conference 2016
Mother's Day 2018
Mother's Day 2020
New Year 2019 message
New Year 2019 message part 2
Own Your Faith
Resurrection Sunday 2018
The Christian and Envy
The Life of Elijah/Elisha
The Life of Elisha
The Lord's Supper
Update on new church building
Walking and Serving in the Spirit
2 Cor 1
3 different responses to the gospel
9 evidences that should be in the life of a Christian who is living out the biblical one another commands
A biblical description of sin.
A biblical perspective on wealth.
a boy just like us.
A description of how the Lord will judge the world
A godly path of encouragement
A godly response to the God Who should be feared.
accepting new people into the church who are different
according to God's will
according to Jesus
ad He will never leave us.
Adoption into God's family for everyone
After all is said and done
Agressive pursuit of God's plan
and comforts us.
and doing things right
and fulfilled the law of God perfectly
and giving Paul visions of where and whom to minister to.
and God is with us.
and God understands.
and God's people
and His purposes
and His sure return
and how God led Israel to victory.
and how God sometimes uses conflict to accomplish His will.
and how hate can spread.
and how he became a traitor.
and how not to minister to people who are in distress - Job's friends.
and how to discern for ourselves whether we should drink
and how to look to Jesus as our model of servanthood in our prosperity
and how to think about them
and how we should live according to those characteristics now.
and leading them through visions of where to go.
and opportunity to speak for God
and Paul commands us to choose to rejoice.
and Paul in Athens.
and pray about everything.
and receiving signs from God
and repeat planting.
and some Jews tried to immitate him
and suffered a severe consequence as a result.
and the accusations against him by his "friends".
and the accusations they make against him.
and the doubt of Thomas after Jesus died.
and the example of Naamans need for healing and salvation
and the faithfulness of God
and the heart of God regarding defending the weak
and the need for a suffering servant.
and the only Savior of the world
and the Pharisees reject Jesus as the Light of the World
and the Philippian jailer.
and the reality of spiritual beings like fallen angels.
and to avoid useless arguments.
and what it isn't.
and worthy to be praised.
and worthy to be trusted and praised
Appreciating the power of God's Word in our lives - a luxury compared to the early church.
are you spiritual or carnal?
as God promised
As God removed Israel from sin and restores Israel
as He led Ruth.
as Naomi pursues a godly plan for her daughter in law Ruth.
as the most High
available to all who believe in Christ alone.
Avoiding troublemakers and seeking out godly friendships.
Balance between freedom in Christ and acountability to God
Battling against legalism and prejudice against Gentile believers
Battling for the integrity of the gospel...eschewing legalism
Be Encouraged in the Lord as you encounter various circumstances
because our God is worthy of our worship
Becoming more like Jesus in thinking about our loss as God's gain
beginning with Pentecost
Being an encouragement to other Christians to persevere in the faith
Being committed to our brothers and sisters in Christ.
being led in triumph by Christ
Believers have the ability to rejoice or not rejoice
biblical fear of God which involves living to please Him and not man.
Biblical principles on proper dress
Biblical prophecy regarding the coming of Messiah
Biblical standards for music in the life of a believer
Biblical timetable for coming of Messiah prophecied in Daniel.
Biblical view of justice vs. current views of a social gospel
Biblical wisdom for handling finances
Boaz to accomplish His will
both Israel and the Church.
Bringing glory to God in our witness as believers
Building discipling relationships between men
Building discipling relationships between women
Building the church upon the rock of faith in Christ
but God said no. How do we respond when God says no to our plans?
but had no power.
but in simple faith and prayer in the Messiah.
but it was not God's choice.
but not every church is focused on the gospel
but sin nature wants to suppress the truth.
but the blind man believes
but the Spirit empowers us to keep the law and sets us free
Call to believers to love one another and to show our love for each other.
Carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples
Characteristics of a church that is unified in the gospel.
characteristics of a healthy church
Characteristics of pride vs. characteristics of humility
Choosing ambition over godly character...the lesson learned from Abimilech
Choosing between the Lord and Baal
Choosing music that honors God
Choosing to follow a biblical pattern
Christ is returning as Judge over all
Christ is the only One who satisfies the law by His own righteousness
Christmas 2018 series
Civil war between David and Absalom and the cost of such a war.
Cling to God
Coming judgement for all
Commands from the Apostle Paul on how to live according the the Word of God.
Commands from the Apostle Paul on how to live as believers...to rejoice
Comparing David and Saul and how the dealt with desperate circumstances.
Comparing David and Saul and how they made difficult decisions.
Comparison between Samuel and Eli's ministries
Compensation for those in ministry
Conflict between King Saul and David and David's long wait to become King.
Connecting with other believers
Contrast between Saul and his desire to be popular and David
Contrasting Hannah's faith and joy as a parent vs. Eli's negligence and the effect it had on his sons.
Council at Jerusalem
Counsel on Biblical Love and Forgiveness
Dangers that believers face
David and Goliath
David and Goliath and being used by God to accomplish His will.
David and the ark of the covenant and how God views public worship.
David avenges the destruction of Ziklag
David both judges and shows mercy.
David deals with the survivors of Saul's followers.
David receives God's judgement for his sin with Bathsheba.
David takes a census and regrets his lack of faith in the Lord by trying to count the strength of Israel's numbers.
David takes a census and the Lord is displeased.
David takes a census and the Lord punishes his lack of faith.
David wanted to do something for God
David's encounter with Nabal and Abigail.
David's mighty men and how they served David.
David's mighty men and the way they served David.
David's response to the sin of his children.
David's sin with Bathsheba and other related sins and then David's repentance.
David's Sin with Bathsheba and the steps that led to the sins involved.
David's sin with Bathsheba and the steps that led to these sins.
David's steps to moral disaster and how to avoid them.
Dealing with failure
Dealing with immoraility in the church
Dealing with immorality in the church
Dealing with spiritual failure
Dealing with spiritual warfare
Dealing with the consciences of believers who were coming out of pagan worship
Dealing with the death of children...a consequence of David's sin with Bathsheba.
Dealing with the reality that humans suffer and God allows it
Dealing with the traitors whom God sometimes allows into our lives for a purpose
Description of a city of refuge and why they were needed
Desperate prayers of Hannah and trusting God with our children.
Desperate times in Israel and the Lord's supernaturanl deliverance during the ministry of Elisha
despite coming from different backgrounds.
despite foolish decisions and vows re: Jeptha's daughter
despite our sin
despite their own foolish decisions
despite warnings from rulers
determining the difference between greed and need by observing the example of Elisha's servant
Developing biblical relationships between men in the church
Differences between the gospel of Jesus Christ and the social gospel of liberal theologies
Discering false gospels and apostles from the true gospel and true apostles
Disciples and the World
Discipleship and Apostleship
Discipling others with wisdom and knowledge
Dispensational view of eschatology with regard to the nation of Israel
Do we question God's justice and fairness?
Doctrines Under Attack
Does Jesus care about us
Don't give up on "lost causes"...invite the most unlikely to trust Christ.
Doubting versus believing God
Elijah and Elisha and how the Lord can both bless and judge
Elijah converses with God on a mountain
emphasizing that He alone is worthy of praise
Encouragement for God's people to remember He loves us
Encouraging our children and accepting them as Jesus did.
End times timing of the coming Kingdom of God
even after being conquered by their enemies.
even in times of suffering. Testimony of God's goodness from Elihu and God Himself.
even when it costs us something in the various cultures in which we live
even when one spouse is not a believer.
Even when our plans seem to make sense and even please God He may have another plan.
Even when we feel alone in our beliefs
even when we sin.
Every spiritual battle belongs to the Lord - are we on His side? Absalom conspires and attacks his father David.
Everyone is someone's slave...whose slave are we in Christ?
Evidence that proves the bible is trustworthy and true through the example of fulfilled and detailed prophecy.
Examples of David and Saul responding to desperate circumstances.
examples of people of faith in the scriptures
Explaining making a faith promise.
Explaining the spirituality of Old Testament saints
Exposing false beliefs about salvation
expositing unbiblical beliefs about salvation
faith or fear?
Faithfulness of Christ
Fearing God rather than man
Final thoughts on the message of Job's life and the reality that God's people do suffer.
Finding God's wisdom in the hidden places of life
Finding spiritual truth about Jesus in the book of Ruth
Finishing well as believers when coming to the end of our lives
Following Christ and growing spiritually will win some and bring opposition.
Following Christ and growing spiritually will win some and bring opposition.ion
for His own purpose and glory...the example of Sampson.
Foundation for the book of Romans - to be consumed by the gospel.
Foundation for the study of Romans and the good news of the gospel.
from followers to leaders
from His perspective
fulfilling the law of God perfectly
fully human and fully God
fully humand and fully God
Future judgements coming from the Lord
Genuine Faith in Christ
Getting rid of idols in our lives
Gideon's call to destroy false idols and lead Israel back to devotion to God only
give thanks and more
Glorifying the Lord in our witness by speaking the truth about sin and avoiding giving praise to men
God accomplishes His purposes
God acts according to His character
God allows Saul to be appointed King at the demand of the people of Israel.
God brings salvation to His people
God calls Israel to worship Him
God continues to express His displeasure and weariness in the behavior of Israel including their treatment of marriage.
God defends the discarded wives of Israel.
God does what He says He will do...He keeps His Word
God encourages Israel and us to walk in faith as God loves us
God expresses His displeasure with His people and their worship of Him as well as their treatment of marriage.
God gives His people a book of remembrance for our benefit and victory.
God gives Job a proper perspective on how big He is and how small we are.
God gives second chances...King Saul and his dealings with the Ammonites.
God has faithful character and keeps His promises.
God instructs Samuel in appointing Saul as King.
God is opening a new door in our church
God is sovereign at all times
God is the only Savior and true God - Israel needs to trust Him and put away their false idols.
God is the only true God
God reveals His glory to Job through His creation of animals.
God reveals His glory to Job through specific animal creations.
God speaks comfort to His people.
God speaks encouragement to His people through the prophet Isaiah
God speaks of His wisdom and knowlege
God tells His people that He is their help and provision for everything.
God tells his people through Isaiah that His coming kingdom will be established.
God tells Israel about their blind spot
God tells us (and Israel) what their real problem is
God uses many people to accomplish His will.
God uses the weak things to accomplish His will
God wants to be known
God wants to show us our spiritual blind spots
God wants to show us our spiritual blind spots.
God's design for men and women
God's promise to believers that we will receive a resurrected body and live in a place called heaven with the Lord forever.
God's purposes are good
God's sovereign control over time with regard to accomplishing His will in bringing the Messiah into the world at the right time.
God's Sovereignty over all
God's concern about public worship and teaching pictures of spiritual truth.
God's expectations of the priests who were leading God's people and warnings to the priests if they did not obey the Lord.
God's gift to mankind...our Savior Jesus.
God's highway home is build on repentance and faith and works that come from a repentant heart.
God's judgement will happen
God's message to the church as the world approaches God's judgement.
God's message to the church as we live in the shadow of God's judgement.
God's plan for completing His work of sanctification in the lives of believers.
Godly sorrow versus worldly sorrow
Gods book of remembrance explains our own sinfulness.
Gods Justice and God's Mercy in the lives of Jehu
Gods justice is fair.
Gratitude for the gospel
Growing in numbers and in spiritual maturity
Growing up to maturity in Christ in the New Year.
Hannahs prayers are answered and she keeps her vows to the Lord vs. Eli's lack of discipline of his sons and their sin.
Having a healthy
Having faith in God's servants as well as in God Himself.
He's promised great things
Hearing and seeing God as we become a disciple of Christ
Hold the line
How a church can realize the great commission
How a person is "made right" before God
How Abigail facilitated peace between David and Nabal.
How and why God's people should reflect a heart of Thanksgiving
How Assyria was conquering Israel
How Assyria was conquering Israel and threatening Judah as well.
How believers can unify through Christ
How Caleb obeyed the Lord
How Christ is returning as Judge over all
How Christians should live in obedience and not judgement.
How churches need to be great commission minded
How confession of sin works with forgiveness of sin.
How David faced attacks from his own son and other enemies.
How David finds God's will in various times of crisis.
How David followed the Lord through his unwanted battles with his rebellious son Absalom.
How David followed the Lord through unwanted battles.
How David is called to account for his sin by the prophet Nathan.
How David's son Amnon sinned against his sister Tamar after receiving ungodly evil counsel.
How death is a reality for us all - God allows Davd's son to die.
How decision made today will affect future generations
How dependent we are upon the Lord for our receiving and enjoying sustenance
How desperately we need to pray for our broken world.
How do we discern what God wants for our life? Biblical example of Samuel
How Eve is the mother of the human race who also put her hope in the coming promised Seed - Messiah - for redemption.
How every believer is drafted into the spiritual battle going on in the spiritual realm.
How faith in Christ thorugh the power of the Holy Spirit can meet our desperate need for fellowship
How faith in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit can meet the most desperate needs of our heart for forgiveness of sin
How faith includes counting the cost and taking a risk.
How God can change our plans
How God can use us to do mighty things in His name
How God chooses to use us
How God created man in His own image.
How God deals with believers in both old and new testament times.
How God desires justice.
How God directs people and events
How God empowered David to have military victory over his enemies.
How God gave Job a proper perspective on how big God is and how small we are.
How God gives David both justice and mercy in various circumstances of his life.
How God intercedes on our behalf.
How God is the only true God
How God leads us to accomplish His will
How God led a revival in Israel...Gideon's call to leadership
How God provides blessings and how to receive them
How God used many different people to accomplish His will besides David.
How God used Tola and Jair to break the cycle of sin in Israel for a period of time.
How God Uses the weak
How God Wants Justice.
How God was feeling about the offerings being made to the Lord at this time in the lives of His people.
How God was feeling less than honored by the sacrifices being made by God's people at this time.
How God worked among His people during the days of Joshua's leadership
How God worked His will through Boaz
How God worked in the lives of Ruth
How God worked on behalf of His people in the book of Joshua
How God worked through Boaz to accomplish His will
How God's people had to start over after dealing with sin in the camp
How God's people had to start over after dealing with sin in the camp as they made their way to the promised land
How grievances can lead us to betray and destroy others - the story of Absalom's betrayal of David.
How Israel chose Saul
How Israel sinned again after Gideon's death and chose a bad leader.
How Israel took the victories of Joshua and turned them into failure by disobeying the Lord
How Israel took the victories of Joshua and turned them into failure during the time of the Judges
How Israel tried to preserve the tribe of Benjamin after infighting among the tribes almost destroyed them.
How Israel was guilty of the sins of prosperity.
How Jesus is our hope for everlasting life.
How Jesus is the Only way to God
How Jesus Made Disciples
How Jesus taught holy living
How Jesus was born of a woman
How Joshua and the people of Israel crossed the Jordan
How Joshua and the people of Israel crossed the Jordan river
How justice and mercy are given to David in various circumstances of his life.
How justice for all is a biblical concept that God empowered through the obedience of David in war.
How King David and the city of Jerusalem are forever linked.
How King David got a little careless about the worship of God.
How King David responded to the attack of Absalom - sacrificially and compassionately.
How living by faith looked in Elisha's life
How NWVBC thinks and acts with regard to missions ministry.
How our big God makes a way home for His people.
How our children belong to the Lord...the example of Hanna and her son
How our God is a Great and Faithful God
How our own sin condemns us before God
How our Savior gives us His own righteousness and will keep His promises to His people
How our spirits groan in our weakness
How paralyzed parenting damages our children - the example of David with Absalom and Amnon.
How Pastors and Parishoners need to behave toward each other in the Church.
How Paul and Silas dealt with internal conflict in the early church
How Paul destroys the excuses for those who place their faith in their own devout practice over a relationship with Christ.
How Paul did miracles in the name of Jesus
How Paul exposes those who think they are devout because they are connected to the right religious system.
How Paul sent Timothy to minister to the Thessalonians.
How people believed in Jesus the Messiah in the Old Testament
How prosperity can invite sin
How Ruth or any of us make righteous decisions.
How selfishness and presumption can cause delay and loss in God's blessings
How Sheba rebelled against David out of bitterness and thus rebelled against God and His will.
How sins of selfishness and presumption caused delay and loss of blessing among Joshua's people during their journey to the promised land
How some of the tribes united together to attack other tribes during the time of Judges.
How taking personal vengeance brings destruction - Joab's murder of Abner leads to more murder.
How the believer makes life choices
How the birth of Jesus fulfilled the law
How the Christian lives a spirit-filled life
How the Church found unity through Christ
How the church needs to continue in the basics of ministry...sharing the gospel and discipling.
How the church needs to rebuke sin and comfort those who are seeking the Lord.
How the church should stand together and expect godly leadership from their pastors.
How the cycle of sin was broken for a period of time through the leadership of Tolah and Jair
How the desperate needs of the heart can be met through the power of the Holy Spirit with regard to our need for fellowship with others.
How the early church was established as a missionary church
How the early church was learning how to live life in the Spirit
How the early church was learning to live under a new covenant in the Spirit vs. the Law.
How the generations after Joshua fell into a cycle of failure in the process of driving out the Canaanites from the Promised Land.
How the Holy Spirit empowers believers
How the Holy Spirit empowers believers to obey and be healed in concert with Gods Word.
How the Holy Spirit enables believers to experience the power of God to live in Christ and in victory.
How the Holy Spirit enables believers to live in the power of God and experience victory
How the holy spirit gives us the ability to experience freedom from sin and freedom in Christ.
How the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to speak for the Lord and share truth with others
How the Law of God is an advantage and a disadvantage...Paul explains the law.
How the life of a disciple is a supernatural life filled with opportunities for sacrifice and for salvation from the Lord
How the Lord and His true servants deserve our confidence
How the Lord brought justice to Israel and other nations through David's life in times of war.
How the Lord can bring success out of conflict...Paul and Barnabus separate
How The Lord is coming back to judge the world.
How the Lord led Joshua and His people as they lived behind enemy lines
How the Lord led Paul and Timothy
How the Lord led Paul and Timothy to avoid ministering in certain places
How the Lord provided during perilous times
How the Lord provided for His people in perilous times
How the Lord provides a way to Himself for His people
How the Lord responds to unbelief in His people
How the Lord saves all kinds of people from all walks of life
How the Lord wanted Israel to understand why hard times and judgement were coming their way.
How the Lord wants to confront His people with their sin
How the Lord worked in the hearts of certain individuals in Philippi through Paul and Timothy
How the Lord worked through Jeptha to bless God's people
How the power of God is at work in the hearts of people and more introduction to 1 Thessalonians.
How the power of God is more powerful than any human attempt to deceive
How the power of God was at work in the church at Thessalonica and continued introduction to 1 Thessalonians.
How the power of God worked in the church at Thessalonica - an introduction to the series.
How the power of the Holy Spirit can meet the desperate need of our heart to be free from sin and free in Christ to live as a new creation.
How the presence of evil in the world can be a stumbling block for athiests.
How the principle of reaping and sowing played out in Israel's conflicts and in ours too!
How the Thessalonian church was growing despite persecution and how believers need to continue to grow personally to affect the growth of the church body at large.
How the tribe of Benjamin took matters into their own hands to preserve their tribe...an example of people living lawlessly.
How the tribes tried to preserve the tribe of Benjamin
How thinking right about God is part of the great commission to share the gospel
How to act with biblical wisdom
How to ask for wisdom and deal with temptations to sin
How to be a living sacrifice in our lives to our God Whom will never separate Himself from us.
How to become a missionary church
How to deal with envy
How to deal with failure
How to discern between non-negotiable doctrine and secondary issues
How to discern whether we should participate in social drinking
How to disciple others under the grace of God.
How to grieve for fellow believers who pass away.
How to grieve for those who pass away before the return of Christ from a Christian and a Jewish perspective.
How to grieve when you lose a loved one.
How to keep our focus on the eternal rather than on present distresses
How to live a blessed life in troubled times.
How to live a holy life as transformed creations in Christ.
How to live a life blessed by God even in troubled times like ours.
How to Live By Faith
How to live outside the shadow of judgement as believers.
How to live with injustices in our world as believers.
How to maintain lasting relationships
How to make godly choice while living in our fallen culture
How to Make Good Choices in life
How to minister to people who are in distress
How to operate as a missionary church
How to receive new people into the body of Christ
How to share your testimony or story of how God has worked in your life
How to teach the younger generation about the Lord
How to trust God and be smart in dealing with enemies to avoid a war
How to wait upon the Lord - the example of David
How to walk in purity and possess our own vessels and abstain from sexual immorality.
How we know the bible is true through fulfilled biblical prophecy
How we know the Spirit is God
How we know there is a God through biblical prophecy and the word of God
How we will sing a new song in Judah with the redeemed
How would choices made today affect future generations
I Am the Light of the World - Jesus heals a blind man
in ancient times
in contrast to man's ignorance
including the Christian culture.
including the social gospel as opposed to the actual gospel.
Instructions for men and women in how to conduct themselves in godly behavior.
Introduction to the book of Ruth and some of the history of the time of Ruth.
Introduction to the book of Ruth and the history of the time of Ruth.
Introduction to what was going on with God's people in the last book of the OT.
Isaiah confronts Israel with their sin
Isaiah continues to prophecy about a coming wicked king
Isaiah continues to warn God's people to stop compromising their worship with pagan practices.
Isaiah continues to warn Israel to fear God
Isaiah prophecies about a future song of victory that God's people will one day sing forever.
Isaiah prophecies about a wicked worldly king and his kingdom.
Isaiah prophecies about the coming Kingdom of Christ
Isaiah prophecies about the coming very real and wrathful judgement of God.
Isaiah prophecys about Jesus
Isaiah prophecys about the coming suffering Messiah.
Isaiah prophesies about a new world of forgiveness and salvation for many and for hard days still ahead as well.
Isaiah prophesies about future peace for Israel
Isaiah warns Israel and Judah to fear God
Isaiah's vision of God on His throne...God's Holiness
Isaiah's warning to the southern kingdom of Israel (Judah) about their sinful state.
Israel's constant problem with idolatry throughout their history.
Israel's continuing problem with the sin of idolatry.
Jeptha's leadership to victory over the Ammonites
Jesus answers 4 important questions about Himself
Jesus came for the broken and the outsider.
Jesus came to fulfill prophecy and the law as our Messiah
Jesus demonstrates to His disciples how to seek out and share the gospel with the unsaved
Jesus God's Gift to Us
Jesus is King whether He is accepted or rejected
Jesus is our High Priest
Jesus is the King of Kings
Jesus prayer for His disciples and for us
Jesus suffered not only physically but emotionally and spiritually to redeem us.
Jesus the Messiah is the answer to our thirsty souls.
Jesus the suffering servant of God
Jesus the suffering servant of God and God's people
Jesus's experiences in the Garden of Gethsemane
Job and his conversations with his friends and finally God speaks too!
Job continues to receive false accusations from his friends and relies on the justice of God.
Job expresses his angst over the unfairness of seeing wicked people prospering.
Job's conversations with his "friends"
Job's frustration with why God would allow such suffering and loss into his life.
Job's magnificent burst of faith in the midst of his suffering.
Jonadab counsels Amnon to do great evil and rape his sister - how evil counsel brings out the worst in us.
Joram and other contemporaries of Elisha the Prophet
Joshua puts a choice before Israel on whom they will serve going forward
Joshua's ability to keep the larger view of his task
Judgement is real and will happen to both believers and unbelievers...but different.
Keep steadfast in our faith
Keeping added or subtracted heresy out of the message of the gospel
Keeping the big picture in mind when facing obstacles and enemies
Keeping true to the gospel in our churches teaching
Keeping your vows in marriage and remaining faithful to the Lord even when an unbelieving spouse leaves. Remaining single or married
Keys to being thankful
King Hezekiah faces his own mortality and cries out to God.
King Saul - chosen by the people of Israel to be their King but not chosen by God.
King Saul does not fully obey the Lord's command regarding the enemies of Israel.
King Saul reacts with faith and then fear...which one do we live in
King Saul usurps the office of priest and the prophet Samuel speaks against Saul.
King Saul's destructive hatred and bitterness toward David.
knowing that suffering for Him is profitable.
Lack of evidence is not a barrier to faith
Lack of leadership during time of Judges...Micah and making up your own religion.
Learn how to show love
Learning from other's disasters...Isaiah's prophecy of the fall of Babylon
Learning how to serve one another in the church
Learning how to serve one another in the church despite our differences.
Learning to love each other sincerely
Lessons learned from King David in his loss of Absalom and victory in civil war.
Lessons to learn from how David handles Absalom's betrayal and attack on his father.
Letting God lead us in times of trial
Letting God's Word define right from wrong and loving each other in the process
Letting God's Word define what is right and wrong while loving each other.
lies and intimidation
Life behind enemy lines with Joshua and God's people
Life of Elijah intro
like Moses' mother
like the Apostle Paul
Listening to God Speak
Living under grace vs. the law
Living victoriously for Christ
Living victoriously to win for Christ
looking at the example of Joshua
Loving fellow believers
Loving others sincerely
Maintaining lasting relationships in the church
Make sure your faith in Christ is your own personal faith.
making connections with other believers
Mary was a disciple of Jesus
Maturing in Christ
Messiah Jesus and His relationship with Old and New Testament Believers.
Ministering to the Lost
miracles of Elisha
Miracles of God
More about Jesus in the book of Isaiah
more examples of people of faith in the scriptures
More introduction of the power of God in the church and how Paul was ministering to them.
More of an introduction to 1 Thessalonians and how the power of God works in the church and in the hearts of people.
More on how to pursue God's plan - using Naomi and Ruth as examples.
Motivation of God's love that gives us the strength to love others.
Not all of Abraham's offspring are blessed!
not as the world gives.
not false idols
not in man
not only as a church but as individuals...and multiplying our churches and small groups and ministries through sharing the gospel and discipleship
not the false gods that Israel has worshipped.
not the Law of God.
not the Law.
not through religious activity
One of Job's friend
One of Job's friends
our daily portion.
Our identity as slaves of Christ.
Our present suffering in this world will be worth the cost.
Our response to God's faithfulness - unconditional surrender
Our shared faith in Christ and the faithfulness of Christ
over His creation
Parenting in faith
particularly evolutionary vs. creation theology.
Paul and Silas enduring harrassment and imprisonment for the gospel
Paul and the riot in Ephesus...why certain people hated Paul and the gospel message
Paul and Timothy minister to the Thessalonians amidst spiritual warfare.
Paul declaring the gospel in Athens
Paul encounters spiritual warfare that prevents him from coming to Thessalonica and sends Timothy in his place.
Paul encourages believers to avoid having to be disciplined by God and the church.
Paul encourages Corinthians to avoid being yoked with unbelievers
Paul encourages the church in Corinth as a sweet aroma of Christ
Paul encourages the Corinthian church to make their salvation fruitful for the Lord.
Paul encourages the Thessalonian church to seek the Lord despite trials and spiritual warfare.
Paul encourages Timothy to be strong in his gift of serving the Lord
Paul encourages us to endure for the sake of Christ
Paul explains the freedom that comes by the grace of God and our new allegiance to Christ.
Paul hands off the fight for the gospel to Timothy.
Paul instructs the believers at Thessalonica about how to pray.
Paul instructs the church to rejoice
Paul is concerned about false teaching and prepare them for things to come in future spiritual battles.
Paul ministers to the Thessalonians amidst trials and spiritual battles.
Paul passes the torch to contend for the Gospel to Timothy.
Paul points out the difference between ministry of the law and the ministry of the new covenant in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Paul preaches on unity between believers
Paul prepares believers for things to come in the great spiritual battles to come.
Paul writes a second letter to the Thessalonians who are opposed yet growing in number.
Paul's encouragement to avoiding being unequally yoked with unbelievers.
Paul's encouragement to the church in Corinth to not lose heart.
Paul's encouragement to the Corinthian church as a sweet aroma of Christ
Paul's mininstry in Phillipi and his endurance of harrassment and imprisonment
Paul's sorrow over having to discipline the Corinthians in his first letter to this church.
Paul's teaching on remaining faithful to marriage vows
Paul's warning to Timothy about what it would be like to live in the last days
Paul's command to love one another and keep getting together as a church.
Paul's command to love one another to the Thessalonians
Paul's commands to believer on how to live...to rejoice
Paul's commands to the believers to live according to the Word of God.
Paul's encouragement to have an attitude of rejoicing.
Paul's encouragement to the church to keep growing despite persecution and to trust in God's justice during injustice.
Paul's instruction for preparing for the return of Christ.
Paul's instruction to be bold and unashamed of the gospel and to live faithfully to Christ while in the world.
Paul's instruction to the church for preparing for the return of Christ.
Paul's instruction to Timothy on pastoral leadership in the church.
Paul's instruction to walk in a holy manner as transformed creations in Christ.
Paul's ministry to the Thessalonian church and the benefits of a godly example of Paul to the church.
Paul's ministry to the Thessalonians and learning from our failures.
Paul's prayer for the church to complete the work that was begun among them...the process of sanctification.
Paul's prayer for the Thessalonian church to complete the work that was begun among them.
Paul's prayer for the Thessalonians to complete the work that was begun among them.
Paul's warning of coming departure from biblical truth
Paying attention to how we worship the Lord is important to God.
Persisting in prayer
pointing out man's ignorance.
Possessing genuine faith in Christ
Praying for Boldness in sharing Christ and the gospel with others
Preaching the gospel and leading people to Christ
presumes to speak for God to Job.
preventing them from going to certain places
Priestly city of Joshua's day
Prophecy regarding the coming Kingdom of God
Psychological tactics of the Assyrians against Israel...same as the tactics of Satan
Pursuing biblical friendship - the example of Jonathan and David
Putting God first
Putting off the old and putting on the new
Putting our faith in the Lord for good times and bad times
Putting our hope in God
Qualifications for elders and teachers in the church
Questions to ask while experiencing chastisement from the Lord
rather than God.
realize that God acts in His own timetable
regardless of their previous backgrounds.
Relationships in the church between older and younger people.
represented by Felix
Resting in the promises of God
Restorning believers who have failed
Righteous and Just Judge
Ruth and Naomi pursue God and His will together.
Ruth and Naomi pursue God together.
Salvation for those who never heard the gospel.
Salvation is not just for the Jews
Salvation is obtainable
Salvation through faith alone in Christ.
Sampson and the blessing and responsibility of receiving a calling and giftedness from God
Sampson's sin of presumption
Samuel anoints David to be the next King of Israel.
Samuel hears the Lord calling Him and is contrasted with Eli and his sons who are not listening.
Samuel talks with the Lord about finding a new King for Israel in the wake of Saul's disobedience.
Satan's ambition to be God
Saul blames Samuel for his own disobedience to the Lord.
Saul Defeats the Ammonites and becomes King
Saul of Tarsus' conversion to Apostle Paul
Saul's hatred for David
seeking God's will.
Seeking God's wisdom vs. seeking the world's wisdom
Self evaluation in light of the coming judgement of God.
Serving by Faith - Obadiah
Serving God with half-hearted obedience; the example of Jehu
Serving the Lord even when we're depressed and afraid
Sharing the gospel and leading people to Christ
Showing love to each other and making new friendships
so they can choose to follow Him and break the cycle of sin
so we need to let God remove our sin and restore us.
Some of the dangers that face Christians
Sowing and reaping and faith and works.
Speaking for God and communicating what God says
specific characteristics of a healthy church
Spiritual gifts and how to use them to serve the Lord.
Spiritual truth about Jesus found in the book of Ruth
Stewarding the truths and mysteries of God as leaders and teachers
story of Sampson and Delilah
Suffering servant and risen victor over death.
Taking action as God leads
Taking action the way God leads
talent and purpose in life?
that had been decimated by war with their brothers.
The Apostle Paul instructs his disciple Titus on how to build a biblical church
The Apostle Paul instructs his disciple Titus to submit to the rule of the grace of God over the law.
The Apostle Paul's defense of his own trustworthiness as a leader who could be trusted.
The Apostle Paul's teaching on Christian marriage or remaining single
The Apostle Paul's teaching on staying with believing and unbelieving spouses
The Apostle Paul's commands on how to live as believers...to rejoice
The Apostle Pauls instructs the early church about giving
The apostles ask the Lord for boldness to keep preaching and demonstrating the power of God
The arrogant counsel of Job's friends
The biblical principles involving asking for a sign from God
The blessing of having God's presence and favor in the midst of a corrupt world.
The blessing of the return of Christ for His people
The blessings of encouraging and being encouraged.
The blessings that come with suffering
The call to believers to love one another and reasons why we gather as a church.
The call to revival...Gideon's leadership
The challenges of keeping our pastors accountable.
The characteristics of the Day of the Lord and the importance of being among those who will not receive Gods wrath on that day.
The characteristics of the reign of Jesus the Messiah
The Christian life involves risk and danger
The chronology of Christ's journey to the cross
The comfort of God in His Sovereignty over all
The coming Kingdom of God with new heavens and a new Earth.
The coming messengers of God.
The confirmation of who Jesus is and the mission of His Church
The connection between life in the Spirit and suffering.
The consequences of Saul's sin.
The conversion of Saul of Tarsus
The conversion of the Syrian warrior Naaman under Elisha's ministry
The danger of gaining celebrity status in church leadership
The dangers of gaining celebrity status in church leadership
The Day of the Lord described in Malachi - the return of Jesus.
The death of Saul and his sons.
The deaths of Saul and Jonathan and what we learn from this circumstance.
the demon-possessed slave girl
The deteriorating relationship between David and his son
The deteriorating relationship between David and his son Absalom and how Absalom became a traitor.
The difference between serving God and trying to use Him to accomplish your own will
The different responses to God's message...Paul and Silas in Thessalonica
The dynamics and consequences of betraying Jesus.
The example of how the Macedonian Church gave a special financial gift to the Jerusalem Church
The example of King Saul
The example of Mary and Joseph and the faith it took for them to serve the Lord under extreme circumstances.
The example of Paul and Silas
The example of the Apostle Paul who relied on the Lord in times of imprisonment
The example of the life of Jesus and of the Apostle Paul.
The faith of Hannah
The faith of Hannah who trusted the Lord with Samuel her son.
the fear of the disciples
The final sermon from the Apostle Paul to the churches...to strengthen and encourage them.
The friendship between David and Jonathan - rooted in the Lord together.
The friendship of Jonathan and David and the fear of King Saul.
The God of the Bible is very interested in justice
the gospel is the power of God for salvation
the gospel the power of God for salvation
The Great love God has for His people and the land He gave them.
The history of NWVBC which involves church planting
The Holiness of God is related to the beauty of God
The Holy Spirit's power in the early church and today
The importance of becoming a man who disciples others and influences others.
The importance of being able to see where we are spiritually...and how God is the one Who can open our spiritual eyes
The importance of being good at comforting those who are experiencing grief
The importance of communicating the accurate biblical gospel message of salvation
The importance of developing friendships among brothers and sisters in Christ as you serve together.
The importance of developing leaders within the church
The importance of maintaining biblical friendships
The importance of multiplying church leaders for the future of the church
The importance of prayer in the life of a Christian.
The importance of the Holy Spirit operating in the life of a believer
The influence of a godly mother - example of Timothy and his mother and grandmother
The joy that comes when our loved ones reconcile to God through Christ
The judgement of God is like a winepress according to Isaiah.
The justifying work of the Messiah.
The keys to being thankful
The kinds of friendships we need and the kind we should avoid.
The law condemns
The law of love a new law given to believers in the early church.
The Lord instructs Isaiah to prophecy to some individuals who reject God's promises and commit the sin of unbelief.
The Lord Must Come First in our Lives
The love of God for us.
The mandate of sincere Christianity...being led by the Holy Spirit.
The Messiah prophecied by Old Testament prophet Isaiah - Jesus the Servant of God
The mighty men who followed and served with David.
The mighty men who served David
The miraculous healing of Eutychus and how God works among His people at church.
The New Covenant in Christ
The new heavens and Earth that will come
The new perspective that we receive when we receive Christ and the Holy Spirit
the only One we have to turn to in our suffering is God Himself.
The parallels between the Jewish wedding ceremony and the rapture of the church.
The Partnership of Christian Marriage
The passion of God
The passion of God Who speaks up for His people.
The people perspective
The point that Paul makes about the real way of salvation in Christ
The power of
The power of God at work in the church at Thessalonica and everywhere.
The power of living out the gospel and the love of God for others as an example of the love of God.
The power of the example of the life of Jesus and of the Apostle Paul to the church.
The power of the Holy Spirit in the apostles and the early church
The power of the Holy Spirit in the early church and today
The power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the disciples
The power of the Word of God in our lives.
The principle of hand washing in the Christian faith
The problem with worry
The process of forgiveness between Philemon and Onesimus
The progressive argument of the Apostle Paul against those who deny a Creator and those who honor God only on the outside for appearances sake.
The prophet Samuel's prophecy about the King who would follow King Saul - David.
The real God vs. false Gods...prophecies in Isaiah.
The real problem in our culture is still sin
The reality of sin in the world and in our own hearts
The rest of the story of Gideon and how God continued to bless him.
The Resurrection of Jesus from the Disciples perspective.
The return of Jesus Christ...a blessing for believers and a curse for unbelievers
The righteous judgement of God upon those who foresake Him.
The role of faith in the life of a believer.
The role of the Word of God in our lives.
The role that faith plays in the life of a believer.
The significance of Jesus being born as a human man
The Significance of the city of Jerusalem in every age
The sorrow of being disciplined by suffering
The sorrow of Mary
The story of King Hezekiah and how God extended his life...how to be a good steward of the time God gives us.
The story of Philemon and forgiving a brother.
The story of Sampson.
the suffering servant of God.
The tension between God's Sovereignty and man's responsibility
The timeline of the coming kingdom of God
The transition of the disciples into apostles
The troubles of the church at Corinth are an indication of lives being changed and people coming to Christ.
The unseen world of real spiritual battle
the victorious and satisfied Servant Who obtains salvation for his people.
The wonder of salvation from the Lord...Hezekiah's faith.
Things that grieve or quench the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer.
Times of war in David's life and the justice of God in the midst of war.
Transitioning from one spiritual leader to another gracefully
Treating God's messengers in our life with respect
True salvation is key in a ministry partner
Trust God to provide what we need when we need it
Trusting God as a parent
Trying to hear what God is saying during times of suffering.
Turning to God for help
Unbiblical beliefs about salvation.
Understanding how God deals with believers on both sides of the cross.
Understanding our new identity in Christ as a son or daughter of God in Christ.
Understanding spiritual warfare
using the Apostle Paul as an example
using the biblical example of Gideon.
using the example of Lydia
Using your spiritual gifts
Various arguments and scriptures that support creation vs. theistic evolution.
Various people of faith described in Hebrews 11
Various questions about the end times and return of Christ.
Various views on original sin.
Vision for NWVBC for the New Year
wait on His timing
Walking in a worthy manner before the Lord and as a church in the New Year.
Walking in God's favor in the midst of a corrupt world.
Warning against destructive doctrines
We are called to sexual purity - to possess our bodies in godliness and not let them possess us.
we are not...there is always a remnant
We reflect Jesus when glorified by God
We should not be ashamed of the power of the gospel
What can happen when God's people stop living according to God's Word...come up with their own "religion".
What does faith in Christ do for us?
What does faith in Christ produce for us?
What does it mean to believe in something or someone without seeing
What does it mean to make a disciple?
What faith in Christ produces in believers.
What God expected of the priests who were leading God's people and warnings if He is not obeyed.
What God thinks of people who commit injustices
What happened to Paul when he was rescued from a shipwreck
What happens to a Christian when we die?
What happens when we abandon God and try to solve our own problems.
What happens when we challenge the value systems of the world and disrupt the status quo
What is an apostate?
What is next on the calendar for Christians in relation to Christ's return?
What it means in God's economy to sow and reap.
What it means to be a living sacrifice to the Lord with our lives.
What it means to be God's slave vs. slaves to sin.
What Jesus says about worship
What made Joshua a successful leader in God's economy
What Made Joshua successful in God's economy
What Messiah's future reign will be like
What scripture says about drinking
What should be our attitude about serving the Lord as we discover our spiritual gifts?
What the believer should do with regard to drinking alcohol
What the bible has to say about submitting to Earthly authorities ordained by God.
What the disciples learned while in the upper room together
What the Lord says about dealing with trouble in our lives
What Titus says about women being discipled by women
What to do when we've sinned...David's example of repentance.
What was going on with God's people in the last book of the OT and how God sees everything going on in our lives in every season.
What will happen on the day of resurrection?
What will heaven be like for believers?
When all is said and done
When God first spoke to Samuel as a young child...are we listening when God speaks?
Where to get wise counsel
which is able to save us
which will replace all other Earthly kingdoms.
Who and what deserves our confidence?
who did not do everything God asked him to do
who did what was right before God.
who had to endure persecutions for their faith in Christ...so will we.
Who is faithful and keeps His word.
who is mourning God's rejection of Saul and living in past failure.
Who owns your time
Why and how to share the gospel with the world
Why do some receive the gospel and others reject it?
Why God was allowing military defeat for Israel and it was not because the ark of the covenant had been captured.
Why Ruth chose to follow Naomi's God instead of the god of her people.
Why unbelievers dislike or hate believers
Why we have Vacation Bible School...
Why we need to stop talking and start listening to God when trials come.
Why we sometimes waiver regarding God's promises.
Wisdom that comes only from God.
with Joshua as our example
1 Samuel 13
1 Corinthians 16
2 Kings 17
1 Kings 17
John 13 and 14
1 Kings 18
James 5 and 1 Kings 18
other NT passages
Acts and other NT passages
1 Kings 19
I Kings 20
1 Kings 21
1 Kings 22
2 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
Acts 6 and 7
2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5
Acts 9 and 10
2 Kings 6-7
2 Kings 9-10
2 Kings 13
Acts 22 and 23
1 Corinthians 10
1 Corinthians 12
Joshua 24 and Judges 2
Habakkuk 1 and 2
Isaiah 30 and 31
1 Cor. 3
Matthew 28: 19-20
1 Samuel 2
1 Samuel 1
1 Sam 3
Judges 20 & 21
1 Samuel 3
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 2
1 Corinthians 3
1 Corinthians 3-4
1 Corinthians 7
1 Corinthians 8
1 Corinthians 7-8
1 Corinthians 9
1 Cornithians 9
1 corinthians 11
2 Cor 1
2 Corinthians 1
The mandate of sincere Christianity...being led by the Spirit of God
1 Samuel 9
1 Samuel 11
2 Cor 2
2 Cor 4
2 Cor 3
2 Cor 5
1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel 16
2 Cor 6
2 Cor 7
2 Cor 8
2 Cor 9
2 Cor 10
2 Cor 11
2 Tim 1
2 Timothy 1
2 Tim 2
2 Timothy 2
2 Tim 3
2 Timothy 3
2 Tim 4
1 Samuel 17
1 Samuel 18
1 Samuel 19
1 Sam 27 & 28
1 Samuel 30
1 Samuel 31
1 Sam 25
2 Sam 2-3
2 Sam 4
2 Samuel 5
1 Peter 1
1 Corinthians 8-9
Isaiah various passages
1 Thessalonians 2
1 Thessalonians 5
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Samuel 3 and 4
2 Thessalonians 2
2 Samuel 8 and 10
2 Samuel 11
2 Samuel 12
2 Samuel 14
2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 18 and 19
2 Samuel 4 and 8
2 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 7
2 Thessalonians 3
2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 21
2 Samuel 23
1 Timothy 3
1 Thessalonians 1
1 Thessalonians 3
1 Thessalonians 4
1 Timothy 6
Looking at a picture of Christ in the story of Ruth
Deuteronomy 25 and 26
2 Corinthians 8-9
Romans 9 and 10
Romans 15 and 16
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