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Timeline of Truth: The Wars of Jephthah, the Negotiating Judge (Judges 11:30-12:7)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Timeline of Truth:  The Wars of Jephthah, the Negotiating Judge (Judges 11:30-12:7)
Jephthah becomes the victim of his own words. Jephthah has negotiated with the elders of Gilead, and he has negotiated with the Ammonite king who leads forces oppressing Israel. Jephthah depends upon God to give him victory over the Ammonites, but seeks to unnecessarily manipulate God’s favor by vowing like a Canaanite. Jephthah promises to offer as a burnt sacrifice the first thing that comes out to meet him. God gives Jephthah victory, and who comes out to meet him but his only child – his daughter. We examine the different views of what happened, and what Jephthah could have done and should have done. Then we look at Jephthah’s merciless killing of his own Ephraimite brethren. Rejecting of God’s ways can lead to us making foolish choices and committing horrible actions. 

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Jesus Tells the Parable of a Father and His Two Sons #1 (Luke 15:11-16)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Sin is like gravity. You can ignore what God says about it, but it has the same effects, consequences, and result on you anyway, no matter where you go. In this study, we look at the first key individual mentioned in this story or account. He is often called “The Prodigal Son.” We see this younger son’s poor choices and his progressive spiral downward while living the wild, wasteful life when he eventually hits bottom. We look at his 8 downward steps and then draw 9 helpful lessons from his life. Does his life in any way reflect your life? If so, what would God have you do to make corrections?

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Timeline of Truth #5: Honor Your Parents (Ex 20:12)

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The first “people-focused” command concerns our relationship to our parents. What does this all involve? More than you realize…

God Designs Marriage: 13 Principles from Genesis (Genesis 1-3)

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Even in conservative Christian circles, people miss what God clearly establishes regarding marriage in the first three chapters of Genesis. These truths remain unchanged throughout the Bible. Will the Bible be your authority regarding the very basis of marriage, gender, children, society, and the Church?

Mark 10:2-9 The Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him. 3 And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.” 5 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 6 “But from the beginning of the creation, God `made them male and female.’ 7 `For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 `and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Timeline of Truth – Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons (Genesis 48)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Joseph brings his sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, to be blessed by Jacob. Jacob blesses them, but purposefully blesses the younger son over the older son. He also adopts the sons as his own, effectively giving Joseph the double portion due his older brother Reuben.

What a Father Should Teach His Children (Part 4) – Proverbs

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

#9 – Using words wisely.

What a Father Should Teach His Children (Part 3) – Proverbs

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The Book of Proverbs gives us great insight into what we are to be teaching our children. We don’t have to “fly blind” as fathers. God has given us instruction about instructing! This message addresses the next two topics to teach our children about: finding a godly spouse, and using one’s words wisely:

  1. Fear the Lord
  2. Pursue True Wisdom
  3. Honor Your Parents
  4. Choose Good Companions
  5. Seek Moral Purity
  6. Practice Thoughtful Discernment
  7. Apply Yourself Diligently
  8. Find a Godly Spouse
  9. Use Words Wisely

What a Father Should Teach His Children (Part 2) – Proverbs

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The Book of Proverbs gives us great insight into what we are to be teaching our children. We don’t have to “fly blind” as fathers. God has given us instruction about instructing! This message addresses the next two topics to teach our children about:

  1. Fear the Lord
  2. Pursue True Wisdom
  3. Honor Your Parents
  4. Choose Good Companions
  5. Seek Moral Purity
  6. Practice Thoughtful Discernment
  7. Apply Yourself Diligently

What a Father Should Teach His Children (Part 1) – Proverbs

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The Book of Proverbs gives us great insight into what we are to be teaching our children. We don’t have to “fly blind” as fathers. God has given us instruction about instructing! This message addresses the first five topics to teach our children about:

  • Fear the Lord
  • Pursue True Wisdom
  • Honor Your Parents
  • Choose Good Companions
  • Seek Moral Purity

How a Dad Disciples His Children (Proverbs 4:20-27)

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Proverbs 4 gives great insights into HOW a father is to train his children. Here are great principles to aim for as you actively seek to disciple your kids.