Sermons from October 2021

Sermons from October 2021

Fact Check – Part 1

Have you ever stopped and taken an inventory of what you believe? Once you have done this, have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I believe what I believe?” The greatest thing that God could have provided for mankind is the Bible, the Word of God, because it is literally God revealing Himself and communicating with humanity. The Scriptures contain insight into everything that has to do with our lives. Biblical Christianity teaches that the Bible was inspired and authored…

Journey Through the Bible – 9

(From the Series: CONCISE OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY found at Bible.org) JEREMIAH (Warnings Against Sin and Judgment) AUTHOR: As with Isaiah, this book clearly identifies the human author who is Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah from the priest city of Anathoth in the land of Benjamin (1:1). Jeremiah dictated his prophecies to Baruch, his secretary. Only chapter 52 was not written by the prophet. Jeremiah is often called the “weeping prophet” (9:1; 13:17) or the “prophet of loneliness” perhaps because he…

Own the Vision – 6

Why do we need to talk about the vision of our church? 1 Corinthians 1:10 NKJV (10) Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Genesis 11:6 NLT (6) “Look!” He said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language.…

Journey Through the Bible – 8

(From the Series: CONCISE OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY found at Bible.org) ECCLESIASTES AUTHOR: There are two lines of evidence (external and internal) that point to Solomon as the author of Ecclesiastes. For the external evidence, the Jewish tradition attributes the book to Solomon. Internally, a number of lines of evidence show that Solomon was surely the author. First, the author identifies himself as “the son of David, king in Jerusalem” (1:1). Then, references in the book to the author’s unrivaled wisdom…

Own the Vision – 5

Why do we need to talk about the vision of our church? 1 Corinthians 1:10 NKJV (10) Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Genesis 11:6 NLT (6) “Look!” He said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language.…

Journey Through the Bible – 7

(From the Series: CONCISE OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY found at Bible.org) NEHEMIAH – (Reconstruction of the City) AUTHOR: Though some believe that Nehemiah wrote the book of Nehemiah because of the words, “The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah” (1:1), many believe the evidence suggests that Ezra is the author of Nehemiah and used Nehemiah’s memoirs and firsthand accounts as though quoting Nehemiah. Also, in view of the similarities of Ezra 2 and Nehemiah, one wonders why the same author would repeat…

Own the Vision – 4

Why do we need to go to church? Hebrews 10:24-25 NKJV (24) And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, (25) not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Forsaking – leave behind or desert Assembling – a gathering and putting together (implication is the same as puzzle pieces) This is not a…

Journey Through the Bible – 6

(From the Series: CONCISE OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY found at Bible.org) FIRST KINGS – (David’s Death; Disruption of the Kingdom)  AUTHOR: The author is unknown, though the Jews credit its writing to Jeremiah. As Ryrie points out: Whoever the author or compiler of these books was, he used historical sources (11:41; 14:19, 29). He likely was one of the exiles who lived in Babylon, perhaps an unknown one, or Ezra or Ezekiel or Jeremiah (though someone other than Jeremiah would have…

Own the Vision – 3

Why do we need to talk about the vision of our church? 1 Corinthians 1:10 NKJV (10) Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Genesis 11:6 NLT (6) “Look!” He said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language.…