Sunday, June 1, 2014 The Judgment Seat of Christ What Does it Mean to Reign With Christ?

Save this PDF as:
Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Sunday, June 1, 2014 The Judgment Seat of Christ What Does it Mean to Reign With Christ?"

Transcription

1 1 Sunday, June 1, 2014 The Judgment Seat f Christ What Des it Mean t Reign With Christ? Intrductin/Review The last few weeks we have been cnsidering the faithful saying f II Timthy 2:11-13 as part f ur greater series n the JSC. Thus far we have cnsidered 3 f the 4 if statements that cmprise the faithful saying. Fr if we be dead with him, we shall als live with him: If we suffer, we shall als reign with him: if we deny him, he als will deny us. After cnsidering these expressins as statements f FACT instead f statements f CONDITION we have bserved the fllwing truths. All believers ARE dead with Christ and WILL als live with Christ in the future. All believers WILL/DO suffer as a matter f FACT. All believers WILL reign with Christ as a matter f FACT. This is purpse fr which the Gdhead created the bdy f Christ t repssess the heavenly places All believers WILL/DO deny Christ thugh ur wrks. All believers WILL be denied by Christ by suffering lss with respect t ur wrks at the JSC. ALL BELEIVERS WILL REIGN WITH CHRIST IN SOME CAPACITY. THE JSC MANIFSTS AND DECLARES EACH BELIEVERS CAPACITY FOR SERVICE IN THE HEAVENLY GOVERNMENT. WHILE ALL BELIEVERS WILL REIGN WITH CHIRST ALL BELIEVERS DO NOT FULFILL THE SAME FUNCTION IN THE HEAVNELY GOVERNMENT. Befre we mve n and cnsider the 4 th if statement f the faithful saying in verse 13 I wuld like t spend sme time talking abut the nature f what it means t reign with Christ. Preliminary Cnsideratins Clssians 1:16 we can understand sme basic things regarding the nature f the invisible heavenly gvernment by bserving the visible earthly gvernments arund us. Fr example, we can understand that there are levels f gvernmental authrity in bth realms f gvernment. Ephesians 1:21 Daniel 10:13, 20 in the heavens there are plitical/gvernmental affiliatins and assciates that resemble the bservable nes n earth. Ams 9:6 just as Gd funded his trp n earth, he als builded his stries in the heavens. Pastr Bryan Rss

2 2 Clssians 1:16 just hw far d these physical bservatins extend? In ther wrds, just hw much can we understand abut the nature and functining f the heavenly gvernment by bserving the earthly gvernmental structures arund us? I wuld submit t yu nt very much. I Crinthians 2:7-8 if the princes f this wrld, wuld have knwn abut the mystery they never wuld have crucified Christ. The princes f the wrld are fllwing the curse charted by the prince the pwer f air, i.e., Satan himself. Ephesians 2:1-3 the curse f this wrld has been charted by Satan. Satan has s crrupted the gvernmental structures f bth heaven and earth that it is next t impssible t lk at them by utward bservatin and cncludes much abut the nature f reign with Christ in eternity. In fact, I wuld submit t yu this mrning that it is exactly this prpensity that we have t judge eternity by the here and nw that cluds ur ability t see these things clearly. We cannt use the nrmal functining f the earthly gvernments arund us judge what it means t reign in eternity with Christ. Earthly gvernments are s crrupted by the curse f this wrld that they impeded ur ability t think clearly abut what it means t reign with Christ. Reign 1) t pssess r exercise svereign pwer r authrity; t rule; t exercise gvernment, as a king r emperr; r t hld the supreme pwer. 2) T be predminant; t prevail. 3) T rule; t have superir r uncntrlled dminin (Rm. 6). (Webster s 1828 Dictinary) When we read the definitin f what it means t reign we see wrds assciated with pwer, authrity, and ruler ship, i.e., the ability t tell thers what t d and Lrd ver them. Given that we see earthly gvernments d these exact things we naturally assume reigning with Christ in the heavenly places is a pwer trip. II Timthy 2:12 when read as statements f CONDITION suffering in II Timthy 2:12 results in a greater psitin f reigning. Suffer nw reign later. Dn t suffer nw and yu will nt reign later. Suffer a lt and yu gain a great psitin f reigning later. Maximize yur suffering nw and yu will maximize yur reign in eternity. Ephesians 1:21 thrnes (Cl. 1:16), principalities, pwers, mights, and dminins are psitins f reigning authrity that are ccupied by thse wh are jint-heirs with Christ sme maintain. While the every name that is named categry is reserved fr thse wh are heirs f Gd. These are the janitrial staff f eternity, these are the nes wh are nt wrthy f reigning with Christ because they didn t suffer fr the right things in the prper amunt, accrding t sme. D yu see hw critical it is t get II Timthy 2:11-13 right? It is equally critical t have a prper understanding f what it means t reign. Pastr Bryan Rss

3 3 Reining in the Kingdm f Gd Members f the bdy f Christ are nt the nly nes t have miscnceptins regarding what it means t reign/rule in the kingdm f Gd. During the earthly ministry f Christ, in the Gspels, the 12 Apstles argued abut which ne f them wuld be greatest in the kingdm f Gd. Luke 22:24-27 accrding t verse 24, there was strife amng the Apstles cncerning which ne f them wuld be accunted the greatest. This was nt the nly time such an exchange amng the apstles is recrded. Matthew 18:1 Mark 9:34 Luke 9:46 Luke 22:25 in verse 25, Jesus begins t rebuke this spirit f divisin within the Apstle by discussing the type f lrdship that Gentiles kings exercise ver their subjects. The English wrd lrdship carries the fllwing meanings accrding t Webster s 1828 Dictinary: 1) The state f quality f being a lrd; hence, a title f hnr given t nblemen, except t dukes, wh have the title f grace. 2) A titulary cmpellatin f judges and certain ther persns in authrity and ffice. 3) Dminin; pwer; authrity. 4) Seigniry; dmain; the territry f a lrd ver which he hlds jurisdictin; a manr. That the Gentiles view lrdship in authritarian terms is evidenced by the secnd half f Luke 22:25, they that exercise authrity upn them are called benefactrs. Ntice that this prtin f the verse is written frm the pint f view f thse wh exercise authrity upn thers, i.e., the kings f the Gentiles in the first half f the verse. In the gentile wrld, thse wh wield and cmmand this type f lrdship and authrity ver thers are the benefactrs f their pwer at the expense f their subjects. In shrt, Jesus perceived that the Apstles viewed his kingdm as functining in the same manner as Gentiles kingdms in terms f pwer and authrity. Mark 10:35-40 James and Jhn ask Christ fr the hnr f sitting ne n his right hand and ther n his left when he entered int his glry, i.e., the kingdm. Mark 10:41 when the remaining ten Apstles where made aware f these events they were mst displeased with James and Jhn fr making this petitin. Mark 10:42 Christ calls the Apstles unt him and addresses them in a very similar fashin t what we bserved in Luke 22:25. Here like in Luke 22, Christ describes the manner in which the Gentiles cnceive f Lrdship and plitical authrity. There can be n dubt that Christ viewed the Apstles as thinking that authrity in the kingdm f Gd wrked in the same manner as Gentile plitical authrity. Pastr Bryan Rss

4 4 Mark 10:43 that Jesus viewed the Apstles as functining with a Gentile ntin f kingdm authrity is evidenced by his cmments t the twelve in this verse. Christ says that authrity in his kingdm is nt a matter f lrdship and exercising authrity ver peple. Rather greatness in the kingdm f Gd is tied t ministry and service, accrding t Mark 10:43. Luke 22:26 Elsewhere in the Gspels, the Greek wrd translated minister in Mark 10:43 is translated servant in the King James Bible. Matthew 23:11 But he that is greatest amng yu shall be yur servant. Mark 9:35 And he sat dwn, and called the twelve, and saith unt them, If any man desire t be first, the same shall be last f all, and servant f all. Jhn 12:26 If any man serve me, let him fllw me; and where I am, there shall als my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father hnur. Accrding t Jhn 12:26, wh will the Father hnr? The father will hnr thse wh are his servants. These bservatins help establish the premise that greatness and hnr in the kingdm f Gd are related t greater capacities frm service nt authritarian rule in the Gentile sense. Mark 10:44 the ne wh will be chiefest, i.e., first in rank is the ne wh will be servant f all. The ne wh demnstrates the greatest capacity fr humble service will be given chiefs psitin f hnr in the kingdm. Luke 22:27 Mark 10:45 the Lrd Jesus Christ came t minister unt the peple f Israel and ffer himself fr their sins. The Lrd Jesus Christ was the suffering servant wh paid the ultimate price by sacrificing himself. Zechariah 3:8... I will bring frth my servant the BRANCH. Philippians 2:5-8 Jesus Christ was the Father s ultimate servant. Philippians 2:9-11 Jesus Christ is accrded the greatest psitin in heaven and earth because he demnstrated the greatest capacity fr service. Clssians 1:18 Christ is the exalted head f the bdy the church s that in all things (psitins f gvernment) he might have the preeminence. Reigning with Christ is nt abut authritarian rule r pwer and authrity it s abut serving the Lrd Jesus Christ in the heavenly gvernment. This is what the JSC is all abut trying/testing the srt f ne s wrk/service fr Christ. While all believers will reign with Christ but nt all Pastr Bryan Rss

5 5 believers will nt have/ccupy the same psitin because all believers d nt demnstrate themselves t have the same capacities fr service. Pastr Bryan Rss

Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. 1 Sunday, May 15, 2016 I Crinthians 4:18-21: Crrecting the Crinthians Intrductin/Review Last week during ur time tgether we studied verses 14 thrugh 17. In summatin we bserved the fllwing regarding these

More information

Sunday, February 6, 2011 Mark Dispensationally Considered Mark 1:12-13: The Temptation of Jesus

Sunday, February 6, 2011 Mark Dispensationally Considered Mark 1:12-13: The Temptation of Jesus 1 Sunday, February 6, 2011 Mark Dispensatinally Cnsidered Mark 1:12-13: The Temptatin f Jesus Intrductin The mrning we are ging t be lking at the temptatin f Christ recrded in the gspels. Mark in his custmary

More information

Sunday, March 25, 2018 I Corinthians 15:1-2 IF Ye Keep in Memory: Is I Cor. 15:3-4 Paul s Gospel?

Sunday, March 25, 2018 I Corinthians 15:1-2 IF Ye Keep in Memory: Is I Cor. 15:3-4 Paul s Gospel? 1 Sunday, March 25, 2018 I Crinthians 15:1-2 IF Ye Keep in Memry: Is I Cr. 15:3-4 Paul s Gspel? I Crinthians 15:1 Mrever, brethren, I declare unt yu the gspel which I preached unt yu, which als ye have

More information

The final verse from our study in the Gospel of John this morning was John 10:10 in which Jesus said,

The final verse from our study in the Gospel of John this morning was John 10:10 in which Jesus said, Ze: Experiencing The Fullness f Gd In Every Area f Life INTRODUCTION: The final verse frm ur study in the Gspel f Jhn this mrning was Jhn 10:10 in which Jesus said, "The thief des nt cme except t steal,

More information

EXALT JESUS. Sermon in a sentence: More than anything else, or anyone else, we need to exalt Jesus!

EXALT JESUS. Sermon in a sentence: More than anything else, or anyone else, we need to exalt Jesus! EXALT JESUS 1 EXALT JESUS July 6, 2014 Sermn in a sentence: Mre than anything else, r anyne else, we need t exalt Jesus! Scriptures: (NKJV) Jhn 3:14; Jhn 12:27-33; (Num 21:4-9); Phil 2:5-11; 2 Cr. 5:14-19;

More information

Saturday, February 18, Southern California Grace Conference

Saturday, February 18, Southern California Grace Conference 1 Saturday, February 18, 2016 2017 Suthern Califrnia Grace Cnference Tpic: Rejice Evermre 1 Thes. 5:16, Phil. 3:1; 4:4. This study will fcus n the place where we as believers are t find true lasting jy

More information

Grace Life Issues living under grace based upon your new identity in Christ.

Grace Life Issues living under grace based upon your new identity in Christ. 1 Sunday, May 29, 2016 Great Lakes Grace Bible Cnference The IF Factr Intrductin II Crinthians 2:11 since the time f Paul, Satan has been seeking t get an advantage f us as believers. The adversary has

More information

1Corinthians 15B. Our entry into chapter 15 of this letter gave us a clear-eyed view of the gospel. The story has never changed:

1Corinthians 15B. Our entry into chapter 15 of this letter gave us a clear-eyed view of the gospel. The story has never changed: 1Crinthians 15B Our entry int chapter 15 f this letter gave us a clear-eyed view f the gspel Paul tld the church this was the message he received frm the Lrd and delivered t them The stry has never changed:

More information

1. Even though Paul had to privately and publically correct Peter, they were still united.

1. Even though Paul had to privately and publically correct Peter, they were still united. ï» back t title page SERIES: THE GREATNESS OF GRACE TITLE: THE GRACE OF THE SUMMONS TEXT: GALATIANS 2:15-18 INTRO: Here, Paul intrduces the subject f Justificatin, a subject he will deal with mre thrughly

More information

Foundation Series Book 4

Foundation Series Book 4 Fundatin Series Bk 4 Cmpiled by E.M. Gregri XXV. WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS LESSON TWENTY-FIVE...ABOUT DIVINE ORDER FOR CHURCH GOVERNMENT INTRODUCTION The Scriptures teach us that Gd is a Gd f rder. That His

More information

In the Gospels, Jesus tells of the end of the age, will be the final Judgement.

In the Gospels, Jesus tells of the end of the age, will be the final Judgement. Speaker: Title: Prince Guneratnam The Judgment Seat f Christ INTRODUCTION The Judgement Seat f Christ will be the next event nce the Rapture takes place. Only believers will be at this Judgement t receive

More information

With Christ in the School of Prayer Andrew Murray [revised by Harold J. Chadwick copyright by bridge-logos publishers]

With Christ in the School of Prayer Andrew Murray [revised by Harold J. Chadwick copyright by bridge-logos publishers] Sunday Mrning Prayer Class January 11, 2015 With Christ in the Schl f Prayer Andrew Murray [revised by Harld J. Chadwick cpyright by bridge-lgs publishers] LESSON 1 THE ONLY TEACHER One day Jesus was praying

More information

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE LESSON 3: THE CREATOR

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE LESSON 3: THE CREATOR Essentials fr Spiritual Leadership Study Guide CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE LESSON 3: THE CREATOR INTRODUCTION This lessn is part f a Discipleship Essentials mdule titled Christian Dctrine. This series f lessns

More information

Note: These notes are a continuation of Lessons 145 and 146 Sonship Edification: General Timeline and Overview of Key Concepts, Parts 1 and 2

Note: These notes are a continuation of Lessons 145 and 146 Sonship Edification: General Timeline and Overview of Key Concepts, Parts 1 and 2 1 Sunday, Octber 5, 2014 Grace Life Schl f Thelgy Grace Histry Prject Lessn 147 Snship Edificatin: General Timeline and Overview f Key Cncepts, Part 3 Nte: These ntes are a cntinuatin f Lessns 145 and

More information

Identity Issues God s Glory and Our Joy Ephesians 1:9

Identity Issues God s Glory and Our Joy Ephesians 1:9 Identity Issues Gd s Glry and Our Jy Ephesians 1:9 We ve been talking identity and hw we frm it The age-ld questin f Wh am I? This questin is imprtant because wh we believe urselves t be will shape and

More information

Easter Many of us remember this account from the reciting a confession of faith common to many churches

Easter Many of us remember this account from the reciting a confession of faith common to many churches Easter 2012 The Lrd is Risen! On the week f Passver each year, the Christian church celebrates the ccasin f Christ s passin, death and three days later His resurrectin We take a Sunday t acknwledge the

More information

Jesus will appear many times in the Revelation

Jesus will appear many times in the Revelation ! Revelatin 1:1-7 Intr (rise fr reading prayer) As prmised, tnight we begin ur study f the great bk f Revelatin We ll begin with Jhn s intrductin f the Revelatin t his readers But first, a quick verview

More information

A Race Well Run! Hebrews 12:1-3

A Race Well Run! Hebrews 12:1-3 A Race Well Run! Hebrews 12:1-3 Hw t Run and Finish Well? Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Therefre, since we are surrunded by such a great clud f witnesses, let us thrw ff everything that hinders and the sin that s easily

More information

[theology foundations]

[theology foundations] The Events f the End Times 1. The Tribulatin and the Rapture f the Church The Fact f the Tribulatin because thse will be days f distress unequaled frm the beginning, when Gd created the wrld, until nw

More information

I Corinthians 3:4 Paul cites their man follow factions as further proof of their carnality.

I Corinthians 3:4 Paul cites their man follow factions as further proof of their carnality. 1 Sunday, January 10, 2015 I Crinthians 3:9-11: The Wise Masterbuilder Intrductin/Review Last week we resumed ur study f I Crinthians 3 by lking at verses 4 thrugh 8. In ding s we bserved the fllwing pints.

More information

God s Master Plan Part One Election in Eternity Past

God s Master Plan Part One Election in Eternity Past Gd s Master Plan Part One Electin in Eternity Past Last week if yu remember, we intrduced this bk - - and ne cmmentatr called it the GRAND CANYON OF SCRIPTURE And we imagined we were standing n the brink

More information

JOURNEYS THROUGH THE BIBLE

JOURNEYS THROUGH THE BIBLE JOURNEYS THROUGH THE BIBLE #11. THE LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS 1. Paul s letter t the Ephesians is written in rder t explain the nature and purpse f the Church, which is the Bdy f Christ. Many schlars believe

More information

What is the purpose of an anchor? How is Jesus the Anchor of our Souls?

What is the purpose of an anchor? How is Jesus the Anchor of our Souls? THEREFORE DON T FALL AWAY CHAPTER 6 FACILITATOR S NOTE Fllwing frm the authr s rebuke f the audience at the end f the previus chapter, this chapter discusses the fundatin f the faith and encurages us t

More information

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE LESSON 3: THE CREATOR

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE LESSON 3: THE CREATOR Essentials fr Spiritual Leadership Leader s Guide CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE LESSON 3: THE CREATOR INTRODUCTION This lessn is part f a Discipleship Essentials mdule titled. This series f lessns examines dctrines

More information

Colossians: Christ in YOU. Col. 1: Recite the prayer (1:9-12) Did you pray it over another believer this week?

Colossians: Christ in YOU. Col. 1: Recite the prayer (1:9-12) Did you pray it over another believer this week? Clssians: Christ in YOU. Cl. 1:13-14 Recite the prayer (1:9-12) Did yu pray it ver anther believer this week? Happy Valentine s Weekend! Hw did yu celebrate Valentine s Day? We nw enter int a 3-week series

More information

Relying On The Holy Spirit

Relying On The Holy Spirit Relying On The Hly Spirit Experience the jy-filled walk with Gd under the aninting f the Hly Spirit. Have yu ever seen a child stare in wide-eyed wnder as she listens t a new stry? That's the way many

More information

Hebrews 2A (2014) People tend to judge the value of a message - at least in part - by the reputation or importance of the messenger

Hebrews 2A (2014) People tend to judge the value of a message - at least in part - by the reputation or importance of the messenger Hebrews 2A (2014) Peple tend t judge the value f a message - at least in part - by the reputatin r imprtance f the messenger We prefer that imprtant news cmes frm imprtant and reputable surces If yu hear

More information

Who Were the Wise Men - Matthew 2:1-12

Who Were the Wise Men - Matthew 2:1-12 Wh Were the Wise Men - Matthew 2:1-12 One Christmas, mm decided that she was n lnger ging t remind her children t write their thank-yu ntes fr the gifts they receive. As a result, their grandmther never

More information

SERIES: What's Next? MESSAGE: What's Next? SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig SCRIPTURE: Revelation 1

SERIES: What's Next? MESSAGE: What's Next? SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig SCRIPTURE: Revelation 1 SERIES: What's Next? MESSAGE: What's Next? SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig SCRIPTURE: Revelatin 1 MESSAGE SUMMARY Peple have always been fascinated with the future and what's next. As we study prphecy, we can't

More information

Baptism for Children at Summit Drive Church

Baptism for Children at Summit Drive Church Baptism fr Children at Summit Drive Church Baptism fr Children at Summit Drive Church Therefre g and make disciples f all natins, baptizing them in the name f the Father and f the Sn and f the Hly Spirit,

More information

Sunday, October 18, 2009 The Weight of Our Words To Tell the Truth: Beguilement, Deceit, Lying, and False Witness

Sunday, October 18, 2009 The Weight of Our Words To Tell the Truth: Beguilement, Deceit, Lying, and False Witness 1 Sunday, Octber 18, 2009 The Weight f Our Wrds T Tell the Truth: Beguilement, Deceit, Lying, and False Witness Intrductin Last week we began a new fall series f messages entitled The Weight f Wrds: Measuring

More information

Foundations for a Biblical Eschatology

Foundations for a Biblical Eschatology Ttal Inerrancy f Scripture Fundatins fr a Biblical Eschatlgy What we believe abut the future directly results frm hw we view the Scripture. In rder t study this dctrine crrectly, we must agree as t where

More information

Noble Counsel. But the noble man devises noble plans; And by noble plans he stands. Isaiah 32:8

Noble Counsel. But the noble man devises noble plans; And by noble plans he stands. Isaiah 32:8 Nble Cunsel But the nble man devises nble plans; And by nble plans he stands. Isaiah 32:8 Many are the plans in a man s heart, But the cunsel f the Lrd, it will stand. Prverbs 19:21 Last lessn we studied

More information

Not Malicious Gossips. by Katie Leedy

Not Malicious Gossips. by Katie Leedy Lessn 4 Nt Malicius Gssips by Katie Leedy The ne wh desires life, t lve and see gd days, must keep his tngue frm evil and his lips frm speaking deceit. 1 Peter 3:10 Older wmen likewise are t be reverent

More information

Participant Reading Week Three PRAYER

Participant Reading Week Three PRAYER Participant Reading Week Three PRAYER There is a place f quiet rest near t the heart f Gd. Oh Jesus, blessed redeemer, sent frm the heart f Gd. Hld thse wh cme befre thee near t the heart f Gd. Cleland

More information

Genesis 22B (2011) Did God really expect him to take such an unthinkable step? How will it feel to watch his son die?

Genesis 22B (2011) Did God really expect him to take such an unthinkable step? How will it feel to watch his son die? Genesis 22B (2011) As Abraham stands at the tp f Mt. Mriah preparing t sacrifice his nly sn, he must have been warring with his wn fears and dubts Did Gd really expect him t take such an unthinkable step?

More information

14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.

14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 1 Luke 22:14-30 (New Internatinal Versin) 14 When the hur came, Jesus and his apstles reclined at the table. 15 And he said t them, I have eagerly desired t eat this Passver with yu befre I suffer. 16

More information

PITWM VERSE BY VERSE REVELATION 5:6-14 LESSON: BLESSING, GLORY, AND HONOR FOREVER April 29, 2018

PITWM VERSE BY VERSE REVELATION 5:6-14 LESSON: BLESSING, GLORY, AND HONOR FOREVER April 29, 2018 PITWM VERSE BY VERSE REVELATION 5:6-14 LESSON: BLESSING, GLORY, AND HONOR FOREVER April 29, 2018 INTRODUCTION: "Revelatin" means an unveiling f things previusly cncealed, therefre, this bk is revealing

More information

LESSON 4B Saving Faith and Perfect Faith

LESSON 4B Saving Faith and Perfect Faith LESSON 4B Saving Faith and Perfect Faith Smetimes Running Frward is Staying Put When climbing t the tp f Mt Everest yu must stp at varius altitudes t acclimate t the altitude r yu wn t make it t the tp.

More information

BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER LIFE Prt 4

BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER LIFE Prt 4 This mrning I want t finish ff the series n prayer BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER LIFE Last week we cvered the fllwing 1. Yur attitude twards prayer determines its effectiveness 2. Make prayers f faith.

More information

TAKING LEADERSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL

TAKING LEADERSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL 5/10/14 Ps Brian Heath TAKING LEADERSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL We need a specific type f church t really make a difference in ur wrld. NEHEMIAH 2:11-20: S I came t Jerusalem and was there three days. Then

More information

A Study of Acts Chapter 2

A Study of Acts Chapter 2 A Study f Acts Chapter 2 I. WHY STUDY ACTS? A. We study Acts because it has implicatins fr the present-day church 1. We need a scripturally centered apprach n what Gd's intents and purpses are fr the Church.

More information

View 1 Denial of a Doctrine of Preservation. View 2 Preservation in the KJV/TR/MT Tradition. View 3 Preservation in the Totality of Manuscripts

View 1 Denial of a Doctrine of Preservation. View 2 Preservation in the KJV/TR/MT Tradition. View 3 Preservation in the Totality of Manuscripts 1 Sunday, Octber 30, 2016 Grace Life Schl f Thelgy Frm This Generatin Fr Ever Lessn 33 Preservatin: Examining the Relevant Passages, Psalm 119 Intrductin In Lessns 31 and 32 we cmmenced ur study f whether

More information

i. We live in a day where, the ends justify the means. This is what is known as pragmatism. Many churches are walking down this slippery slope.

i. We live in a day where, the ends justify the means. This is what is known as pragmatism. Many churches are walking down this slippery slope. ï» back t title page SERIES: THE GREATNESS OF GRACE TITLE: THE EVIDENCE OF SINCERITY TEXT: GALATIANS 6:1-5 Uncmmn Stries and Illus #76 - A new lawyer came t twn. New twn. New ffice. N clients. Once day

More information

Genesis 1D (2011) The sixth day began with animals and ended with man. Notice a difference in how man is created?

Genesis 1D (2011) The sixth day began with animals and ended with man. Notice a difference in how man is created? Genesis 1D (2011) Gen. 1:26 Then Gd said, Let Us make man in Our image, accrding t Our likeness; and let them rule ver the fish f the sea and ver the birds f the sky and ver the cattle and ver all the

More information

Saturday, May 29, 2010 Great Lakes Grace Bible Conference How to Pray: The Pauline

Saturday, May 29, 2010 Great Lakes Grace Bible Conference How to Pray: The Pauline 1 Saturday, May 29, 2010 Great Lakes Grace Bible Cnference Hw t Pray: The Pauline Prayer Paradigm Purpse: Demnstrate hw we shuld pray tday (nt hw we shuld nt pray). Explain the purpse and effect f prayer

More information

Series Being A Circle Maker

Series Being A Circle Maker Webster Assembly f Gd September 29, 2013 Pastr Dan Grssglass Series Being A Circle Maker Sermn #2 Limitless Circles Jeremiah 33:3 ~ Call t Me and I will answer yu and tell yu great and things yu d nt.

More information

1Corinthians 12C. As we believe, we are equipped by the Spirit. And He unites the body of Christ. There are a variety of ministries

1Corinthians 12C. As we believe, we are equipped by the Spirit. And He unites the body of Christ. There are a variety of ministries 1Crinthians 12C Thrugh the first ten verses f chapter 12, Paul has begun patiently teaching the church abut the nature and purpse f spiritual gifts We ve learned that spiritual gifts are a cnsequence f

More information

Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2

Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2 BELIEFS Our hpe is t simply be Christians in Christ s church being SHAPED BY SCRIPTURE. Overview: We are called t 1. understand Gd s relatinship t Christ Jesus. 2. be in a relatinship with Gd thrugh Jesus.

More information

Recall from Lesson 30 that we laid out the following three views of preservation: View 1 Denial of a Doctrine of Preservation

Recall from Lesson 30 that we laid out the following three views of preservation: View 1 Denial of a Doctrine of Preservation 1 Sunday, Nvember 6, 2016 Grace Life Schl f Thelgy Frm This Generatin Fr Ever Lessn 34 Preservatin: Examining the Relevant Passages, Isaiah 30:8 Intrductin Recall frm Lessn 30 that we laid ut the fllwing

More information

Choose Joy Because Happiness Isn t Enough

Choose Joy Because Happiness Isn t Enough Chse Jy Because Happiness Isn t Enugh Day 18: Lk at Yur Busyness Many f us live lives cnstantly n the g with every hur f ur day planned ut. Often, with little pprtunity fr a change in plans r directin.

More information

PROACTIVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

PROACTIVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Institute fr Cathlic Educatin PROACTIVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP THE ONTARIO LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK AND PERSONAL LEADERSHIP RESOURCES C P C O N E W V I C E - P R I N C I PA L S E M I N A R M I C H A E

More information

Hebrews 10A (2014) Over the New Year s holiday, a lot of families like to go to the movies. The New Covenant provided a sacrifice to cover all sin

Hebrews 10A (2014) Over the New Year s holiday, a lot of families like to go to the movies. The New Covenant provided a sacrifice to cover all sin Hebrews 10A (2014) Over the New Year s hliday, a lt f families like t g t the mvies And when yu g t the mvies, yu are sure t see cming attractins f future mvies Smetimes the thse trailers give away t much

More information

We Are Light. All Pre-Class Arrange tables and chairs. Pray for tonight s class. Have music playing. Take attendance. 7:00-7:20

We Are Light. All Pre-Class Arrange tables and chairs. Pray for tonight s class. Have music playing. Take attendance. 7:00-7:20 2 We Are Light All Pre-Class Arrange tables and chairs. Pray fr tnight s class. Have music playing. Take attendance. 7:00-7:20 REVIEW Chse an activity r activities frm the fllwing ideas: Review previus

More information

Lake Families Bible Memory 2018

Lake Families Bible Memory 2018 Equipping Families with the Wrd f Gd At Lake Bible Church, we believe that parents are the primary evangelists and disciplers f their children (Deut. 6:4-9; Pss. 78; Prv. 1-6; Eph. 6:4). This resurce has

More information

Christ calls us to be a partnered with Him in His renewal of all things and it s a fight

Christ calls us to be a partnered with Him in His renewal of all things and it s a fight / Renew Part III (Victry) Mark 5:1-15 And they came t Jesus and bserved the man wh had been demn-pssessed sitting dwn, clthed and in his right mind, the very man wh had had the legin (v. 15) This man wh

More information

BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER LIFE Prt 3

BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER LIFE Prt 3 This mrning I want t cntinue with the subject matter BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER LIFE In the last 2 weeks we cvered the fllwing 1. Yur attitude twards prayer determines its effectiveness 2. Make prayers

More information

LEADERSHIP LIFESTYLE LESSON 2: PERSONAL DEVOTIONAL LIFE AND WORSHIP

LEADERSHIP LIFESTYLE LESSON 2: PERSONAL DEVOTIONAL LIFE AND WORSHIP Essentials fr Spiritual Leadership Study Guide LEADERSHIP LIFESTYLE LESSON 2: PERSONAL DEVOTIONAL LIFE AND WORSHIP INTRODUCTION This lessn is part f a Discipleship Essentials mdule titled. The lessns examine

More information

Do you know Jesus Personally?

Do you know Jesus Personally? D yu knw Jesus Persnally? This sectin lks at why it is imprtant t knw the Lrd Jesus Christ persnally. When yu lk at the multitude r peple wh knw OF Jesus whm He des NOT knw intimately, it is amazing that

More information

Teaching Children the Whole Counsel of God

Teaching Children the Whole Counsel of God Teaching Children the Whle Cunsel f Gd Acts 20:27 fr I did nt shrink frm declaring t yu the whle cunsel f Gd. Jill Nelsn D.A. Carsn What he [Paul] must mean is that he taught the burden f the whle f Gd

More information

Sunday, July 8, 2012 Mark Dispensationally Considered Mark 15:16-25: Father Forgive Them for They Know Not What They Do

Sunday, July 8, 2012 Mark Dispensationally Considered Mark 15:16-25: Father Forgive Them for They Know Not What They Do 1 Sunday, July 8, 2012 Mark Dispensatinally Cnsidered Mark 15:16-25: Father Frgive Them fr They Knw Nt What They D Mark 15:16-25 16) And the sldiers led him away int the hall, called Praetrium; and they

More information

Hebrews 11A (2014) As a Bible teacher, there are a few special chapters in the Bible that I find myself returning to time and time again

Hebrews 11A (2014) As a Bible teacher, there are a few special chapters in the Bible that I find myself returning to time and time again Hebrews 11A (2014) As a Bible teacher, there are a few special chapters in the Bible that I find myself returning t time and time again Chapters in the Law Like Genesis 3 Leviticus 26 Passages in the prphets

More information

Sermon / Preaching Research Ephesians (Filled/Beloved) 8/16/15 at Holy Cross

Sermon / Preaching Research Ephesians (Filled/Beloved) 8/16/15 at Holy Cross Sermn / Preaching Research Ephesians 5.1-21 (Filled/Belved) 8/16/15 at Hly Crss Life Grup Leader Guide Instructins Leading a grup can be intimidating but here s sme help. Included in this packet are three

More information

Leader s Prep Guide. Session Overview The Session Overview is a glance at some of the big picture details of each session.

Leader s Prep Guide. Session Overview The Session Overview is a glance at some of the big picture details of each session. Leader s Prep Guide The Leader s Prep Guide is a ne- page glimpse f the stuff yu need t knw t begin preparing t teach the Large Grup Sessin. Sessin Overview The Sessin Overview is a glance at sme f the

More information

In this case, where there is no vision, the FOOD will perish! Elder Rick Pina

In this case, where there is no vision, the FOOD will perish! Elder Rick Pina www.tdayswrd.rg Unlcking the Pwer f Persnal Visin (Part II) Elder Ricard (Rick) M. Pina Sr. Faith Outreach Christian Life Center Bible Study, January 10 th, 2007 Intrductin: This lessn is the secnd part

More information

Passage We are continuing our series on the parables of Jesus this morning with a parable from Luke 14: The Parable of the Great Banquet.

Passage We are continuing our series on the parables of Jesus this morning with a parable from Luke 14: The Parable of the Great Banquet. Tdd Misfeldt Luke 14:15-24 - The Parable f the Great Banquet 1 Passage We are cntinuing ur series n the parables f Jesus this mrning with a parable frm Luke 14:15-24 - The Parable f the Great Banquet.

More information

back to title page SERIES: THE GREATNESS OF GRACE: EXPOSITION OF GALATIANS TITLE: THE GRACE OF SALVATION TEXT: 1:1-5 INTRO:

back to title page SERIES: THE GREATNESS OF GRACE: EXPOSITION OF GALATIANS TITLE: THE GRACE OF SALVATION TEXT: 1:1-5 INTRO: ï» back t title page SERIES: THE GREATNESS OF GRACE: EXPOSITION OF GALATIANS TITLE: THE GRACE OF SALVATION TEXT: 1:1-5 INTRO: Cmputer Viruses: Jhn Nrstad, a Nrthwestern University systems engineer and

More information

Grade 6 Lesson 7. Before the lesson: Hand out We Gather as Family.

Grade 6 Lesson 7. Before the lesson: Hand out We Gather as Family. Grade 6 Lessn 7 Key Pints The Divine Mercy Chaplet Jesus is called the Redeemer because by his Death n the Crss, he brught back the human race frm the slavery f sin. The Sabbath is the seventh day f the

More information

JOURNEYS THROUGH THE BIBLE

JOURNEYS THROUGH THE BIBLE JOURNEYS THROUGH THE BIBLE #13. THE LETTER TO THE COLOSSIANS 1. Paul s letter t the Clssians was written frm Rme and is the Apstle s Respnse t heretical teaching that had begun t surface amng Believers

More information

INTRODUCTION. 1 John 3:2-3 NKJV 2

INTRODUCTION. 1 John 3:2-3 NKJV 2 1 Title: Living in the Light f Christ s Return (Part 3) Our Behaviur in Anticipatin f Christ s Return Scripture: 1 Thessalnians 5:-24 Speaker: Senir Pastr Prince Guneratnam INTRODUCTION T be living in

More information

OVERVIEW OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON Handout

OVERVIEW OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON Handout OVERVIEW OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON Handut Since mst catechetical grups d nt meet ver the Christmas hlidays, this handut is prvided fr at hme reflectin during the busy days f the seasn. Our culture has s

More information

Genesis (2011) 47A. And this section will bring his story to a close. This is the story of Jacob in Egypt. He has decided they should live in Goshen

Genesis (2011) 47A. And this section will bring his story to a close. This is the story of Jacob in Egypt. He has decided they should live in Goshen Genesis (2011) 47A The stry f Jacb tldt enters the final sectin tday And this sectin will bring his stry t a clse This is the stry f Jacb in Egypt He and his family will ride ut the rest f the famine in

More information

That s one of the most difficult things to deal with as a Christian.

That s one of the most difficult things to deal with as a Christian. Intrductin Have Yu Cnsidered My Servant? Jb 1-2 Gd s deepest cmfrts are nt attached t answers. That s ne f the mst difficult things t deal with as a Christian. But Gd desn t leave us hanging, at least

More information

WEEK 5: He Is Worthy! Revelation 5:1-14

WEEK 5: He Is Worthy! Revelation 5:1-14 WEEK 5: He Is Wrthy! Revelatin 5:1-14 Last week - Jhn has been invited by Jesus int heaven There He sees Gd Almighty n His thrne It is a scene filled with amazing imagery Jhn is watching a never-ending

More information

Small group questions

Small group questions Small grup questins Exdus 33:12-34:14 - Our cmpassinate and gracius Gd Leaders if the questins make n sense r yu dn t knw the answer please cntact the preacher! 1. As yu were grwing up, what did yu think

More information

Jesus Walks on Water: Matthew 14:22-33 Lesson Plans WRM Season 2 Session 3: Movement & Games, Arts & Crafts, Science OVERVIEW SECTION

Jesus Walks on Water: Matthew 14:22-33 Lesson Plans WRM Season 2 Session 3: Movement & Games, Arts & Crafts, Science OVERVIEW SECTION Jesus Walks n Water: Matthew 14:22-33 Lessn Plans WRM Seasn 2 Sessin 3: Mvement & Games, Arts & Crafts, Science Hw t Read This Lessn Plan OVERVIEW SECTION The Overview Sectin is the fundatin f this lessn

More information

We Are Children of God

We Are Children of God 8 We Are Children f Gd All Pre-Class Arrange tables and chairs. Pray fr tnight s class. Have music playing. Take attendance. 7:00-7:20 REVIEW Chse an activity r activities frm the fllwing ideas: Review

More information

DISCIPLESHIP 1 IDENTIFICATION SERIES LESSON 8 UNIT II DEVELOPING GODLY HABITS - PART 4 WALKING CIRCUMSPECTLY CONFESSION OF IDENTIFICATION

DISCIPLESHIP 1 IDENTIFICATION SERIES LESSON 8 UNIT II DEVELOPING GODLY HABITS - PART 4 WALKING CIRCUMSPECTLY CONFESSION OF IDENTIFICATION Cmpiled by E.M. Gregri DISCIPLESHIP 1 IDENTIFICATION SERIES LESSON 8 UNIT II DEVELOPING GODLY HABITS - PART 4 WALKING CIRCUMSPECTLY CONFESSION OF IDENTIFICATION Fr CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE CHRISTIAN

More information

The Heart of VBS: Evangelism

The Heart of VBS: Evangelism The Heart f VBS: Evangelism Purpse Statement This 45 minute cnference plan is designed t help cnferees renew a cmmitment t building bridges t the spiritual rphans in their cmmunity thrugh ging back t the

More information

How to be a Good Christian and other religious nonsense

How to be a Good Christian and other religious nonsense Hw t be a Gd Christian and ther religius nnsense 2.2.11 Galatians Series Sermn 3 The Gspel Creates Unity Galatians 2:11-14 Title Reading and teaching frm the NLT This week is a message fr Christians Next

More information

Syllabus for Ecclesiology Module

Syllabus for Ecclesiology Module Institute fr Leadership in Ministry, Dicese f San Jsé Dcn. Phil Flwers, M.A. pflwers@dsj.rg Ecclesilgy Mdule fr Fall 2017 Syllabus fr Ecclesilgy Mdule Mdule Outline Date Tpic Presentatin I Presentatin

More information

FRCC Harp & Bowl Ministry The Book of Psalms PSALM 24:7-10

FRCC Harp & Bowl Ministry The Book of Psalms PSALM 24:7-10 FRCC Harp & Bwl Ministry The Bk f Psalms 1 Psalm 24:7-10 7 Lift up yur heads, yu gates; be lifted up, yu ancient drs, that the King f glry may cme in. 8 Wh is this King f glry? The LORD strng and mighty,

More information

Week 1 June 3/4, 2017

Week 1 June 3/4, 2017 Elementary Week 1 June 3/4, 2017 Bttm Line Keep Ging Even When it Gets Hard! Staging: Purple Generic CF Kids Backdrp 24x36 Bttm Line Signs Fun Lighting Giant Fam Bard Maze (Optinal) Game Materials Needed

More information

James 3. You may remember near the end of James 1, the apostle taught us an important principle for proper Christian living

James 3. You may remember near the end of James 1, the apostle taught us an important principle for proper Christian living James 3 Yu may remember near the end f James 1, the apstle taught us an imprtant principle fr prper Christian living First in v.21 he said we shuld put aside filthiness and wickedness And receive the wrd

More information

The Life of Faith David Faith Warring Hebrews 11:32-40

The Life of Faith David Faith Warring Hebrews 11:32-40 The Life f Faith David Faith Warring Hebrews 11:32-40 Reality Carp 3.15.9 Faith wrshiping Abel Faith walking Ench Faith wrking Nah Faith willing Abraham Faith waiting Sarah Faith well-tried Abraham Faith

More information

The Story of Christmas Through the Eyes of Mark Mark 1:1-20. December 9, Dr. Steve Horn

The Story of Christmas Through the Eyes of Mark Mark 1:1-20. December 9, Dr. Steve Horn The Stry f Christmas Thrugh the Eyes f Mark Mark 1:1-20 December 9, 2012 Dr. Steve Hrn Text Intrductin: This mnth we are cnsidering the Christmas stry as tld by the authrs f the fur Gspels. Last week,

More information

Love - Fulfillment of the Commandments

Love - Fulfillment of the Commandments Lve Lifted Me Recvery Ministries http://www.lveliftedmerecvery.cm Lve - Fulfillment f the Cmmandments Jesus said, "If yu lve Me, keep My cmmandments" (Jhn 14:15). I remember as a new Christian wndering,

More information

Genesis 19B (2011) That night the father passed by the pessimist's room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly.

Genesis 19B (2011) That night the father passed by the pessimist's room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly. Genesis 19B (2011) A family had twin bys whse nly resemblance t each ther was their lks. If ne felt it was t ht, the ther thught it was t cld. If ne said the TV was t lud, the ther claimed the vlume needed

More information

Identifying The Giants

Identifying The Giants Identifying The Giants Pastr Grant Williams February 22, 2017 - Part 7 Matthew 28:16-20 KJV 16 Then the eleven disciples went away int Galilee, int a muntain where Jesus had appinted them. 17 And when

More information

CHRIST OUR CHAMPION Text: Hebrews 2: For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. 6 But one testified in

CHRIST OUR CHAMPION Text: Hebrews 2: For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. 6 But one testified in CHRIST OUR CHAMPION Text: Hebrews 2: 5-18 5 Fr He has nt put the wrld t cme, f which we speak, in subjectin t angels. 6 But ne testified in a certain place, saying: "What is man that Yu are mindful f him,

More information

John 1A. Leon Morris wrote that John s Gospel is a pool in which both a child can wade in and and elephant can swim in

John 1A. Leon Morris wrote that John s Gospel is a pool in which both a child can wade in and and elephant can swim in Jhn 1A Len Mrris wrte that Jhn s Gspel is a pl in which bth a child can wade in and and elephant can swim in It s a bk f simple yet prfund truth, relying n metaphr and symbls t reveal Christ t be the nly

More information

Daniel 7. We ve finally reached the conclusion of the chiastic structure. The final step is literally back to the future

Daniel 7. We ve finally reached the conclusion of the chiastic structure. The final step is literally back to the future Daniel 7 We ve finally reached the cnclusin f the chiastic structure The final step is literally back t the future We return t the prphecy abut the Age f the Gentiles The Age f the Gentiles is a perid

More information

Easter Welcome to the most joyful day of our Christian calendar, the day we remember our Lord s triumph over the grave

Easter Welcome to the most joyful day of our Christian calendar, the day we remember our Lord s triumph over the grave Easter 2016 Welcme t the mst jyful day f ur Christian calendar, the day we remember ur Lrd s triumph ver the grave Christians mark this day in many ways and many traditins Sme families hld egg hunts Others

More information

When we were young in our spiritual life, people will tend to give us more understanding as we are still growing in the faith.

When we were young in our spiritual life, people will tend to give us more understanding as we are still growing in the faith. CFC SINGLES FOR FAMILY AND LIFE CHAPTER ASSEMBLY TOPICS SPIRITUAL MATURITY OR INFANCY? SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES At the end f the sessin, the participants will be able t: 1. Understand that as Christians, we

More information

The Power Gifts part of The Gifts of the Spirit Elder Ricardo (Rick) Pina Faith Outreach Christian Life Center Bible Study (7pm), May 7 th, 2008

The Power Gifts part of The Gifts of the Spirit Elder Ricardo (Rick) Pina Faith Outreach Christian Life Center Bible Study (7pm), May 7 th, 2008 The Pwer Gifts part f The Gifts f the Spirit Elder Ricard (Rick) Pina Faith Outreach Christian Life Center Bible Study (7pm), May 7 th, 2008 Intrductin: Bishp has been teaching n Spiritual Gifts and my

More information

Hebrews 13C (2014) And naturally, the main points center around the five, distinction warnings the writer issued along the way

Hebrews 13C (2014) And naturally, the main points center around the five, distinction warnings the writer issued along the way Hebrews 13C (2014) Our study f Hebrews is at the end We reach the end f the letter with still a few exhrtatins remaining t cnsider But as we cme t this pint, it s apprpriate we take a few mments t review

More information

SERMON NOTES: Week 4, April 24, 2016 FROM THIS DAY FORWARD... DIRECTED Question: How are we to accomplish God s work?

SERMON NOTES: Week 4, April 24, 2016 FROM THIS DAY FORWARD... DIRECTED Question: How are we to accomplish God s work? SERMON NOTES: Week 4, April 24, 2016 FROM THIS DAY FORWARD... DIRECTED Questin: Hw are we t accmplish Gd s wrk? Acts 15:40 41, 40 but Paul chse Silas and left, cmmended by the brthers t the grace f the

More information

Ephesians 1F. Today we finally finish Paul s 270 word sentence in Ephesians 1. We ve been studying this passage according to the outline Paul provides

Ephesians 1F. Today we finally finish Paul s 270 word sentence in Ephesians 1. We ve been studying this passage according to the outline Paul provides Ephesians 1F Tday we finally finish Paul s 270 wrd sentence in Ephesians 1 Frm vs.3-14 Paul has been explaining the ways in which the believer is spiritually blessed as a result f Gd s grace This sectin

More information

It has been despised, disputed, debated and derided in all of history. Today it is under attack and prohibited in some restricted countries.

It has been despised, disputed, debated and derided in all of history. Today it is under attack and prohibited in some restricted countries. The Infallible Wrd f Gd Senir Pastr Prince Guneratnam ABOUT THE BIBLE The Bible is hated by Satan-inspired men. It has been despised, disputed, debated and derided in all f histry. Tday it is under attack

More information

Hebrews 4A (2014) When she looked up from her reading the socialite noticed Robinson was crying.

Hebrews 4A (2014) When she looked up from her reading the socialite noticed Robinson was crying. Hebrews 4A (2014) Rbert Rbinsn was an English clergyman wh lived in the 18th century. Nt nly was he a gifted pastr and preacher he was als a highly gifted pet and hymn writer. Hwever, after many years

More information