Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sermon Outline: Matthew 21:23-32. "What the Road to Hell is Paved with"

1) The Confrontation (Matthew 21:23)

2) The Counter Question (Matthew 21:24–27)

• Genesis 6:3
• Luke 19:41-44

3) The Characterization (Matthew 21:28–31a)

4) The Connection (Matthew 21:31b-32)

• Matthew 23:3
• Matthew 11:11
• Matthew 3:7-9

Friday, July 30, 2010

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Armor of God: Praying at All Times

Now in looking at the text of the armor of the believer, it starts in verse 10. Let me read it for you. "Finally, be strong in the Lord and the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil, for our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day and having done everything to stand firm. Stand firm, therefore, having girded your loins with truth; and having put on the breastplate of righteousness; and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation; and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God with all prayer and petition, praying at all times in the Spirit. And with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints." And we'll stop at that point.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

God: Creator, Judge, Redeemer

What's at stake in the ongoing battle for the beginning? Worship. Period.
From cover to cover, the Bible asserts and affirms the Genesis account to exalt God for who He really is—the Creator. We should reflect that pattern too. In fact, that's not an option. As Sovereign Creator, God demands to be worshiped. John explains . . .

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Place of Healing: FREE Hour by Joni Eareckson Tada

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Is GOD Dead ? ... Ravi Zacharias

Dr. Ravi Zacharias discusses the TIME magzine issue of : Is God Dead ?
This thought provoking sermon will bring you closer to the reality of our immortal GOD.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sermon Outline: 2 Peter 3:5-7,10,12-13. "The Signs of Divine Judgment"

1) The Past signs of Divine Judgment (2 Peter 3:5-7)

• Genesis 1:1; 6-9; 10

• Genesis 9:11; 15
• Matthew 13:40-42
2) The Present signs of Divine Judgment (2 Peter 3:10)
• Revelation 8:7-11

3) The Future signs of Divine Judgment (2 Peter 3:12-13)
• Revelation 21:1-4; 22-27

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Failings of the Church

The evening that inspired Ravi Zacharias's latest book: "Has Christianity Failed You?" On May 11, 2006, Ravi Zacharias, and Michael Ramsden confronted the question of the failure of Christianity before a sold-out audience at Atlanta's renowned Fox Theatre. Here, both speakers address the failings of the church, and seek to demonstrate the difference between those who falsely claim to represent the church, and those who truly serve it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Achilles Heel of Theistic Evolution

The Genesis record is a beautiful picture of God's creation. Order, purpose and harmony permeate His completed work. Man relates righteously to God; Adam and Eve relate lovingly to one another; and animals dwell peacefully among them. No sign of conflict, fear, violence or death appears, until the day Adam sinned against God.

That's a problem for evolution—a big problem.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chauvinist #1: No Sissy Stuff Sam

Men who don't understand masculinity in general and marriage in particular are prone to go in one of two directions: chauvinism or cowardice. In this clip, Pastor Mark Driscoll introduces the first of four profiles of typical chauvinists: No Sissy Stuff Sam.

This clip is part of the Marriage and Men sermon on I Peter 3:7, preached on March 22, 2009 at the Ballard campus. The sermon is a seminal introduction to Mars Hill's teachings on biblical manhood.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sovereignty and Freedom

Through the years, of course, we have studied the Scripture long enough and deeply enough to be very familiar with the sovereignty of God. So in order to address that subject in a way that perhaps is not redundant, I want to approach the subject of the sovereignty of God from the standpoint of the question...does the truth of divine sovereignty eliminate human will...eliminate human will, human volition?

When you believe in the divine sovereignty of God, as Scripture lays it out, you face the problem of how does human will fit into that? If God has ordained everything, if God has prewritten history, if God is in charge of everything, if God purposes and fulfills His purposes, then just exactly how do we fit in? How does human will fit in? Or, in fact, does God divine decree eliminate human will? If God has planned it all, purposed it all, defined it all, predetermined it all, predestined it all, then does human will play any part? And what about human responsibility?

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Monday, July 19, 2010

The Second Coming of Jesus (David Wilkerson - Compilation)

A Great Compilation about the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was put together by YouTube User: sermonindex. The preachers are David Wilkerson, Leonard Ravenhill, Keith Daniel and one other

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sermon Outline: Matthew 24:45-51. The Parable of the Faithful & Wise Servant

1) The Faithful & Wise servant
a) The Character of the Faithful & Wise Servant (Matthew 24:45)
• Matthew 16:19

• 1 Corinthians 4:1-2

• 1 Timothy 5:8

b) The Complement to the Faithful & Wise Servant (Matthew 24:46)
• Revelation 2:8-11

c) The Commendation to the Faithful & Wise Servant (Matthew 24:47)
• Romans 8:16-17

• Matthew 25:23, 34-40

2) The Wicked Servant (Matthew 24:48-51). First,
a) The Creed of the Wicked Servant (Matthew 24:48)

• 2 Peter 3:2-18

c) The Conduct of the Wicked Servant (Matthew 24:49)
• Matthew 18:23-34

c) The Catching of the Wicked Servant (Matthew 24:50)

d) The Condemnation of the Wicked Servant (Matthew 24:51)
• Matthew 24:30

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Undying Faith of Christians Facing Death, Pt. 1

Can a Christian loose their salvation? Ask that question in church and you might find yourself dodging bullets. The debate is so hot because the stakes are so high. Your confidence, your joy, your hope your witness, they all depend on whether or not you believe your salvation is secure. So, do you? We're going to answer that question today as we join Pastor John MacArthur for an important look at one of scriptures essential doctrines...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

A True Knowledge of the True God, Part 2

Let's continue what we began this morning and open your Bible to the seventeenth chapter of Acts. I know it's a little unusual for me to begin a sermon on a Sunday morning and wrap it up on a Sunday night, but it is unusual because this is the Sunday that I am introducing to you the series on the attributes of God. I tried to establish this morning how important it is to know our God.

You remember, don't you, the prayer of our Lord in John 17 where He prays to the Father, "And this is eternal life that they may know You, the only true God and the Lord Jesus Christ whom You have sent." The prayer of our Lord is that we would have a true knowledge of God. And you remember that the Lord spoke through the prophet Jeremiah in chapter 9 and verses 23 and 24 and said, "If you're going to boast, don't boast about your wisdom. If you're going to boast, don't boast about your might. If you're going to boast, don't boast about your riches. If you want to boast, boast that you know Me." And then God goes on to say, "It is in that that I delight."

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A True Knowledge of the True God (Acts 17) , Part 1

I want to read a text of Scripture in the seventeenth chapter of Acts, so open your Bible, if you will, to Acts again, chapter 17. In verse 16, the Apostle Paul has arrived on his second missionary journey in the great city of Athens. That's where we'll pick up the account...Acts 17 and verse 16.

"Now while Paul was waiting for them...that is Silas and Timothy who were going to join him there...while he was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols. So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be present and also, some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, 'What would this idle babbler wish to say?' Others, 'He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,' because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, 'May we know what this new teaching is which you're proclaiming? For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean.' (Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)

"So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, 'Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects. For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, "TO AN UNKNOWN GOD." Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and all things in it since He is Lord of heaven and earth does not dwell in temples made with hands, nor is He served by human hands as though He needed anything since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things. And He made from one, every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times in the boundaries of their habitation, and they would seek God if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him though He is not far from each one of us, for in Him we move and exist as even some of your own poets have said, for we also are His children. Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man. Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to all men that all people everywhere should repent because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.'

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day One

"The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters." It's a short and well-known verse of Scripture, but don't let brevity or familiarity eclipse the significance of Genesis 1:2. God is introducing us to some incredible things about to take place on the very first day of creation.

John MacArthur explains . . .

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sermon outline: "Earthly Wisdom vs. Godly Wisdom" James 3: 13-18

The Test of Wisdom (James 3:13)

• James 1:21

1) Earthly Wisdom (James 3:14-16)

a) The Motivation of Earthly Wisdom (James 3:14)

• Romans 10:9

b) The Characteristics of Earthly Wisdom (James 3:15)

• 1 Corinthians 2:14

• 2 Peter 2:9-19

c) The Results of Earthly Wisdom (James 3:16)

• 2 Corinthians 12:20

2) Godly Wisdom (James 3:17-18)

a) The Motivation of Godly Wisdom (James 3:17a)

• Matthew 5:8

• Hebrews 12:14

b) The Characteristics of True Wisdom (James 3:17b)

• Matthew 5:9; 5; 3; 7; 6; 6:2

c) The Results of True Wisdom (James 3:18)

• Isaiah 32:17

Thursday, July 08, 2010

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Apologetics: Defined by the Bible

The form and content of the Christian faith determines the form of apologetics one must use to be wholly consistent with the truth. Here is a 40 minute discussion of the key elements of biblical revelation that give rise to a God-honoring means of Christian apologetics.

Monday, July 05, 2010

The Facts About Fossils

What are fossils? How were they formed? What clues, if any, do they provide for determining the age of the earth? Today, John MacArthur answers those questions as he explains what the fossil record proves, and maybe more important, what it doesn't prove.

You've probably heard evolutionists use the existence of the fossil record to try and pin an extremely old age on the earth. They talk about radiometric dating, radioactive isotopes, and geologic scales of time, all to convince you the earth is billions of years old. But their research is driven by massive underlying assumptions—one of them involves how living creatures became fossilized in the first place. John explains . . .

Here's an important question for the comment thread: Fossils didn't exist before death; death didn't exist before human sin; human sin didn't exist before Adam. So, where did much of the fossil record come from? The flood.

If you don't agree, how do you reconcile the fossil record with those biblical truths?

Friday, July 02, 2010

The Pattern for Biblical Fellowship, Part 2

As you know, we are continuing to look at the subject of fellowship. And we talked about that a little bit last time. Let me just give you a brief introduction.

We hear the word a lot around the church, always have, but we need to get a good understanding and a good definition of what it actually means. The church is a fellowship. The Greek word koinonia means partnership. That's essentially what it means. Shared life, shared ministry, shared responsibility, shared resources, all of those fit together to make up what we understand as fellowship.

The component that makes it work is love, spiritual life and spiritual love. The love of Christ shed abroad in our hearts draws us not only to Him, but to one another. And so, in fellowship we serve one another in love. And the goal of this fellowship, according to Ephesians, is to build up the body of Christ into the fullness of the stature of Christ. We serve each other in love for the purpose of strengthening the body, giving honor to the Lord, enjoying His blessing, demonstrating His power, giving witness to the world and becoming increasingly more like Him.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Pattern for Biblical Fellowship, Part 1

I want to talk to you about the doctrine...what the Bible teaches about fellowship...fellowship. You might not think that fellowship is a doctrine, but it is. Its a clear teaching of Scripture. Doctrine is just a stiffer word for teaching, I guess you could say. So we want to talk a little bit about fellowship, what fellowship really is. Fellowship is a word thats been thrown around the church as long as I can remember, having been raised in a church as a pastors kid. I always...I always heard the word fellowship, virtually every church I was ever in had a place called Fellowship Hall. I assumed that whatever happened in that place was fellowship because that was Fellowship Hall. And my definition of fellowship had to do with stale cookies and red punch and the smell of old coffee because that seemed to be what went on in that place.