In our text, we discover the third Judge to deliver Israel from their enemy. This Judge, Shamgar, teaches us four great truths. Please note that Shamgar...
1.) DID WHAT HE COULD Judges 3:31
2.) DID WHAT HE COULD WITH WHAT HE HAD Judges 3:31
3.) DID WHAT HE COULD WITH WHAT HE HAD IN THE PLACE WHERE HE WAS Judges 5:6
4.) DID WHAT HE COULD WITH WHAT HE HAD IN THE PLACE WHERE HE WAS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD Judges 3:31, 5:2-3
In our text, Jesus challenges the crowd before Him to consider the costs in life. They were to consider ...
1.) The Cost Of Following The Savior vs.34-35
2.) The Cost Of Forfeiting The Soul vs.36-37
3.) The Cost Of Forsaking The Son vs.38
1.) Dont make assumptions about those going through trials. vs.3
2.) Sovereign trials are part of God's Kingdom Purpose. (NOT random)
a. They bring God Glory vs.3
b. Gives us a testimony to share vs.13-17, 24-34
c. Draws us close to Him. vs. 35-37
d. It gives us the right confession. vs. 38
How are we to respond to tragedy? The Bible teaches us that in times of tragedy we are to ...
S - Be Sure of our salvation. Life is short, we are not guaranteed tomorrow. Matthew 12:35, 2 Peter 1:10
T - Trust in the Savior today. don't lean on your own understanding, trust God only. Proverbs 3:5-6, Galations 4:3, 2 Corinthians 4:4
A - Admit our sins. Are you ready to meet the Savior RIGHT NOW? Lamentations 3:22, 31-40
N - Note our surroundings. We are living in a dark/wicked world. Matthew 24:3-8
D - Declare the Son Galations 4:4
God gives us freedom of choice - Romans 8 - God has a plan & will provide understanding in HIS time. Why doesn't Jesus take away all of today's evil? Know your enemy, Know your ammunition. Jesus Is The Answer
In our text today, Peter strengthens the church through two things. Please note that Peter ...
1.) Strengthens The Church Through Identification Vs.8-11
2.) Strengthens The Church Through Instruction Vs.12-14
In our text today, the Lord describes the nation that is blessed. Please note that a nation that is blessed...
1.) Listens And Obeys Vs.1
2.) Lives And Obtains Vs.2-8,22-12a
3.) Leads And Offers Vs. 9-10, 12b-13
In our text today, Peter bgins showing us an examination of Christian suffering. In regards to this suffering, Peter wants us to see that...
1.) Suffering Can Be Expected Vs.1-2
2.) Suffering Can Be Explained Vs.3-6
3.) Suffering Can Be Exploited Vs.7-11
In our text today, we are given an example of Christian suffering. This example comes through Jesus Christ. Please note that the suffering of Jesus was ...
1.) Redemptive In Its Purpose Vs.18
2.) Remarkable In Its Perspective Vs.19-22
In our text today, Peter addresses Christian suffering. Surprisingly, Peter says that believers are blessed when they suffer for righteousness' sake. Peter helps us understand this concept by showing us...
1.) The Explanation Of Christian Suffering Vs. 13-17
a.) The Truth About Christian Suffering Vs.13-14, 17
b.) The Tools To Endure Christian Suffering Vs. 16-17
In our text toay, Jesus heals a blind beggar named Bartimaeus. To help us understand this story, Mark shows us ...
1.) A Condition vs.46-48
2.) A Calling vs.49
3.) A Commitment vs. 50-52
4.) A Change vs. 52
In our text, Peter continues discussing our duties in Christ as he describes how we are to respond toward those in leadership. Please notice that Peter shows us ...
1.) The Request Of The Text Vs.11-12
2.) The Responsibilities Of The Text Vs.13-20
3.) The Reasoning Of The Text Vs.21-25
In our text, Peter describes our call to grow spiritually in Christ. To grow spiritually, we must understand ...
1.) Our Spiritual Desire Vs.1-3
2.) Our Spiritual Destiny Vs.4-8
3.) Our Spiritual Duty Vs.9-10
In our text Peter not only calls us to be holy, but he shows us how we can be holy. Please note that to be holy we must obey the following commands. We must ...
1.) Focus On Our Hope Vs.13
2.) Follow In His Holiness Vs.14-16
3.) Fear The One We Honor Vs.17-21
Today Peter shows us the blessing of salvation by noting three praiseworthy things. Out text today teaches us that we should praise the Lord for ...
1.) His Regeneration Vs.3-5
2.) His Refining Vs.6-9
3.) His Revelation Vs.10-12
8/5/2012Pastor John Girdley 1 Corinthians 11:24-29
In our text, the Apostle Paul helps us to understand the ordinance called "The Lord's Supper". The Lord's Supper is...
1.) A Time Of Remembering Vs.24-25
2.) A Time Of Reporting Vs.26
3.) A Time Of Reflecting Vs.27-29
4.) A Time Of Rejoicing Vs.24A
In our text, Luke describes an exchange between Jesus and His disciples. Jesus speaks and His disciples respond by making a request. They ask the Lord to increase their faith. To help us understand this discourse, Luke shows us...
1.) The Danger To Our Faith Vs.1-4
2.) The Design Of Our Faith Vs.5-6
3.) The Description Of Our Faith Vs.7-10
7/15/2012Pastor John Girdley 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
In our text, the Apostle Paul describes a time when he prayed that God would remove what was weakening his life. Even though Paul prayed three times, the Lord would not remove this "thorn in the flesh." Through this experience Paul learned that God's grace was sufficient for him. To understand this text we should note ...
1.) The Predicament Vs.7
2.) The Prayer Vs.8-9b
3.) The Perfecting Vs.9c
4.) The Praise Vs.9d-10