1. The resurrection of Christ is central to the Gospel and the whole Bible. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11: Christ has died for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3-4); this is verified in His burial. Christ has risen from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:4-8); this is verified by 500+ eyewitnessesLuke 24:44-48 – What was written in the Old … Continue reading Christ Is Risen from the Dead – Seven Resurrection Truths
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 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)God’s preferred will … Continue reading The Mystery of His Will – Eph 1:9-10
Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb!
May the Lord fill our hearts with songs of deliverance! In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;Ephesians 1:7-8 ...giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of … Continue reading Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb!
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
A Farewell Sermon – Colossians 1:15-23
The following is the manuscript of my farewell sermonette given to the First Baptist Church family. Please continue to pray for us as we transition to Oklahoma. I want my final time of addressing you as your pastor to be focused on Jesus Christ. Of all that I could say to you, Jesus is the … Continue reading A Farewell Sermon – Colossians 1:15-23
What Does “Jesus Ascended” Mean?
Christology is the study of Christ; it is the study of who Jesus is and what He has done. Christology is the study of Jesus' person, words, and works. Some of Jesus' works are very well known and thoroughly studied. His death, His resurrection, and His return are examples of His well known works. However, … Continue reading What Does “Jesus Ascended” Mean?
Grace Has Been Give to Each One of Us (Ephesians 4:7)
Several blog posts have been dedicated to the seven "one's" of Ephesians 4:4-6. The unity of the church has been created by the Holy Spirit. The basis of this unity rests in truth and in the Godhead. "There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that … Continue reading Grace Has Been Give to Each One of Us (Ephesians 4:7)
There Is One Lord (Ephesians 4:5)
In this series of posts we have studied the one body (the Church), the one Spirit (the Holy Spirit), and the one hope of our calling. Now we will discuss the One Lord - Jesus Christ. All who are truly born again have one Lord, and He is the true Jesus of the Bible. There … Continue reading There Is One Lord (Ephesians 4:5)