In our text, the Lord uses Jeremiah to teach about change. There are four things that Jeremiah does to help bring about a change in Israel. Please note that ...
1.) Jeremiah Responds To His Assignment Vs.1-2
2.) Jeremiah Reports His Assessment Vs.3-4
3.) Jeremiah Receives The Lord's Announcement Vs.5-10
4.) Jeremiah Relays The Lord's Acknowledgement Vs.11-12
In this text, the Apostle Paul begins his letter to the Thessalonians by commending their faith. Please note that Paul ...
1.) Rejoices Over Their Faith Vs.2-4
2.) Reviews Their Faith Vs. 5
3.) Reinforces Their Faith Vs.6-10
Paul describes the type of person who has a faith that increases. A person with a faith that increases is one who will...
1.) Seek Fellowship With Believers Vs.17-20
2.) Strengthen The Faith Of Believers 3:1-8
3.) Speak To The Father About Believers 3:9-13
In our text, the Apostle Paul concludes his first letter to the Thessalonians by describing a faith that imitates Christ. Please note that a faith that imitates Christ is characterized by ...
1.) A Proper Focus Vs.12-13a
2.) A Proper Fellowship Vs. 13b-15
3.) A Proper Faith Vs. 16-22
In our text today, we find a criminal being crucified along with Jesus. But before he dies, he reaches out to Jesus and finds paradise. There are three things to notice about this story. We should note ...
1.) The Man's Situation Vs.32-33, 40-41
2.) The Man's Supplication Vs.42
3.) The Man's Salvation Vs. 43
In our text, two disciples have an encounter with the Risen Christ. Their encounter with Jesus teaches us three things about our Risen Savior. Our text teaches us today that Jesus is a Risen Savior who...
1.) Come To Us Vs.15
2.) Cares For Us Vs.17,25-26
3.) Challenges Us Vs. 31-32
In our text, Jesus tells the disciples that He had to suffer and rise again from the dead. Jesus gives three great reasons why this was necessary. It was necessary for Jesus to suffer and rise again so that...
1.) We Might Have His Salvation Vs.44-46
2.) We Might Have His Solution Vs.47-48
3.) We Might Have His Spirit Vs. 49
In our text today, Nehemiah does four things as he prepares to begin the task before him. In this text we find ...
1.) Nehemiah Pausing To Refocus Vs.11
2.) Nehemiah Planning To Rebuild Vs.12-16
3.) Nehemiah Proclaiming To Reassure Vs.17-18
4.) Nehemiah Promising To Remain Vs.19-20
In our text today, Jesus empowers and send out His disciples to seek those who are lost. If we desire to be obedient to God, we too will seek the lost in our world. In our text, Matthew shows us that true seeking involves hearing and obeying...
1.) Our Savior's Call Vs.1-4
2.) Our Savior's Command Vs.5-15
In our text today, John shows us how to have a spiritual transformation in our lives. John shows us that if we are going to be transformed, three things must happen. John shows us that ...
1.) We Must Recognize Our Need Vs.16-18
2.) We Must Redefine Our Worship Vs.19-26
3.) We Must Remember Our Mission Vs.27-38
In our text Jesus teaches His disciples how to seek the lost. Jesus teaches that true seeking involves hearing and obeying ...
1.) Our Savior's Call vs.1-4
2.) Our Savior's command Vs.5-15
3.) Our Svior's Counsel Vs.16-25
4.) Our Savior's Caution Vs.31-33
Our text teaches us that if we are true disciples of Jesus, we will serve others as Jesus served others. To serve others as Jesus served others we must understand ...
1.) The Proper Perspective For Service Vs.42-43a
2.) The Proper Position For Service Vs.43b-44
3.) The Proper Pattern For Service Vs.45
In our text, The Good Samaritan showed his love to a stranger in need. Through this example we learn three things. The Good Samaritan's example teaches us that to show our love we must...
1.) Stop Our Movement Vs.33a
2.) Size-Up Our Mission Vs.33b
3.) Show Our Mindset Vs.34-35
In our text, James shows us the beauty of prayer. There are three things tha tmake prayr beautiful. James shows us that ...
1.) The Prescription Of Prayer makes it beautiful Vs.13-14 The prescription of prayer makes it UNIVERSAL.
2.) The Power Of Prayer makes it beautiful Vs.15-16 The power of prayer makes it UNEQUALED.
3.) The Picture Of Prayer makes it beautiful Vs. 17-18 The picture of prayer makes it UPLIFTING.
In our text, John shows us what happens when Jesus touches our heart. Please note that when Jesus touches your heart...
1.) You Have The Opportunity To Commit Vs.37-39,43-44
2.) You Have The Opportunity To Communicate Vs.40-41, 45-46
3.) You Have The Opportunity To Comprehend V.42,47-49
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
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
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
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