Archive for the ‘Doctrine’ Category

Communion Concepts in the Book of Revelation

Monday, January 6th, 2020
Communion Concepts in the Book of Revelation

Communion, or the Lord’s Table, can be a dry and even boring exercise. It should not be. The concepts relating to communion – the selfless, sacrificial death of Jesus, His resurrection, and His return – are all found throughout the Book of Revelation. We find the Lamb – the title used most often for Jesus in Revelation – revealed in four major themes in Revelation.

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Christmas: Separating Fact from Fiction

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
Christmas: Separating Fact from Fiction

Are these statements about Christmas fact or fiction? Can you determine which of these twelve statements regarding Christmas is factual (true) and which is fictitious (false)? You may be very, very surprised at what you find out to be true or untrue!

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How Should We Reflect the First Coming of Jesus? (Hebrews 2:9-18)

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
How Should We Reflect the First Coming of Christ? (Hebrews 2:9-18)

Christmas should not be focused on ourselves, on gifts, on lights, or anything else. These practices may not be wrong, but do they distract from the actual message of Christmas? Whatever our “Christmas practices” and our year-around lifestyle are, Hebrews 2 indicates that should emphasize these five essential facts about Jesus’ first coming.

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What Purpose Does the Genealogy of Jesus Serve?

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

The genealogies of Jesus presented in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 can be seen, not as a list, but as a table of contents to history and the faithfulness and working of God through history. In this study, we look at 5 primary observations concerning God and the earthly lineage of Jesus.

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The Book of Acts: The Holy Spirit and the Church (Acts 1-24)

Monday, December 9th, 2019

The Book of Acts focuses on two entities: The Holy Spirit and the Church. In this study, we survey ten activities of the Holy Spirit as presented in the transitional time of the Church, and briefly introduce how those activities of the Holy Spirit relate to us today.

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Timeline of Truth: The LORD Accomplishes (a Step in) His Plan (Ruth 4:14-17)

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

In these final verses of narrative, we see God bringing His plan to completion. God continuously controls the details of life to bring about His ultimate will and to bless His obedient followers.

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Timeline of Truth: God’s Blessing of Children Spoken and Illustrated (Ruth 4:11b-13)

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

God is involved in conception, and that conflicts with much of what is believed and practiced today by the church and the world. Ruth 4:11-13 give one of the clearest illustrations and explanations of God’s direct involvement in the conceiving of children. We study this passage, and ask 8 important questions that need to be asked regarding God and conception.

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What to Know and Learn from the Betrayer of Jesus #2 (Acts 1:16-26+)

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

We continue to look at what God records in His Word about Judas Iscariot. In this study, we review the timeline of betrayal, showing the real character of Judas (a thief and a devil) and his collaborators (the religious leaders). We also highlight the fact that Judas was directly influenced by Satan himself. What questions should we ask ourselves from these truths, and how can we know we are not like him?

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Do We Have Apostles Today? 4 Reasons We Believe They Are Not Present Today

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Whether we have apostles or not today is a rather big question. If apostles exist today, then we have men giving additional direction and revelation from God, and our Bible is not complete, and therefore not as relevant. In this study, we present 4 reasons from Scripture why we believe we do not have apostles today.

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What Are Apostles, and Do We Have Apostles Today? (Acts 1:12-26+)

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Because we have left the Book of Luke and are now in Acts, the position of Apostle becomes very important and very prevalent. We need to understand what apostles are, and whether or not they exist today. Answering the first question in the title, we look at 12 characteristics true of apostles as they are presented in the New Testament.

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