Archive for the ‘02 – Study of God (Theology)’ Category

Timeline of Truth: Naomi Enters Bethlehem (with Ruth) Greeted but Grieving (Ruth 1:19-22)

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Naomi arrives home, to Bethlehem, with Ruth. She is recognized, and her arrival causes quite a commotion. Being called by her name (which means “pleasant” or “lovely”), Naomi bursts out in grief, instructing people to call her Mara (“bitter”) instead, because of the terrible things that have happened to her. Key in Naomi’s response is that she recognizes that God is in control of all circumstances – bad and good. By acknowledging God’s hand in tragedy, she also acknowledges her belief and hope in God to bring her good.

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Timeline of Truth: Command #2 – You Shall Not Make a Carved Image (Exodus 20:4-6)

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

The idea of no carved image brings the idea of not making God into something we want or design. We are not to seek to re-define God as something created, or worship something created rather than the One who has created everything.

Timeline of Truth: Command #1 – You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me (Exodus 20:1-3)

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

“You shall have no other gods before me” does NOT mean we can have other gods as long as God is first. It means that we cannot have any other gods anywhere in the presence of God. Nothing is to compete with God as the center and controller of our lives.

Timeline of Truth – God Sends Locusts and Darkness (Ex 10:1-29)

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

More plagues. More hard hearts. God is working!

Timeline of Truth – God Sends Frogs, Lice, & Flies (Exodus 8:1-32)

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

God proceeds to show Pharaoh and all of Egypt that the false gods of the land are nothing, and that HE is the TRUE God.

How Can I Know God Better?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Pastor Jim introduces us to our necessary response to God’s name. We are told to respond in at least 13 different ways!

Timeline of Truth 9 – God Extends Grace to Sinners (Genesis 3:9-24)

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

God responded to Adam’s sin in holiness. He also responded in GRACE! God did for sinners (Adam & Eve, but also the human race) what they could not do themselves.

Timeline of Truth 8 – God Responds to Adam’s Sin (Genesis 3:9-19)

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

God is holy. He cannot dismiss sin. When Adam disobeys the ONE command God gave to him, God had to respond in His holiness. God addresses Adam, Eve, and the serpent.

6 Steps to Spiritual Success (Psalm 4:4-5)

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

In these two verses, we find six commands that lead us to spiritual success. God gives it to us straight!

Jesus Is the LIGHT: How to Walk in God’s Light (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Walking in the light allows us to fellowship with God, and cleanses us from all sin. We examine 1 John 1:7-8 and see how God’s plan allows us to overcome our sin nature and walk with Him.