The Mystery of His Will – Eph 1:9-10

The following is the outline of a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on April 3, 2022. God Has Made the Mystery of His Will Known to Us – Ephesians 1:9-10[1] What has God made known to us?The mystery of His willWhat does “will” mean?Greek Word: thelayma; θέλημαTwo possibilities of meaning:God’s determination (Hebrew-Greek)[2]God’s preferred will … Continue reading The Mystery of His Will – Eph 1:9-10

Redemption: Ephesians 1:7-8

The following is a slighly edited version of a handout from a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on March 27, 2022. What is redemption?To redeem: to purchase from slavery in order to set the slave freeRedemption: Deliverance from slavery purchased on behalf of the slaveConsider Exodus 6:6 – God brought the Israelites out of … Continue reading Redemption: Ephesians 1:7-8

I Have Prayed for You

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.Luke 22:31‭-‬32 These are incredible words. Satan literally demanded that Simon Peter be given to him. Satan's … Continue reading I Have Prayed for You

Those That Know His Name

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: For thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.Psalm 9:9‭-‬10 Who has not had times of oppression? The LORD is a refuge for His children who … Continue reading Those That Know His Name

He Was Forsaken

I had a long trip in the car, yesterday. As I was traveling, the Lord Jesus continually brought Hebrews 13:5 to mind, which is the verse I mentioned in my post yesterday morning. It says,Let your conversation (1) be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I … Continue reading He Was Forsaken

Adopted and Accepted in Christ Sermon Manuscript

The following is a slightly edited transcript from a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on February 27, 2022. Adopted and Accepted in Christ We are learning in Ephesians that all believers in Jesus are SAINTS. “SAINT” means we are set apart in our calling, and we are to be set apart in our practice. … Continue reading Adopted and Accepted in Christ Sermon Manuscript

Observations About Seeking the Lord

Please take time to read 2 Chronicles 15 before reading this post. For further context you could read 2 Chronicles 12-14. I have been focusing on seeking the LORD in 2022. The driving force of this pursuit has been 2 Chronicles 15, especially verses 1-2: “The Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of … Continue reading Observations About Seeking the Lord

Peace in Ephesians

The following is a lightly edited outline from the sermon in the morning worship gathering at Pioneer Bible Church on February 6, 2022. Ephesians -  Saints: Set Apart In Calling and Practice Week Four: Peace in the Letter to the Ephesians (Read 2:11-22) Peace Defined: Peace in position – War with God and His people … Continue reading Peace in Ephesians