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I am retired and I have been writing sermons and Bible commentaries for 18 years.

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What Does it Take to Be a Godly Man? Part 2 of 2 
NOW OUR THIRD POINT IS THAT A GODLY MAN RESISTS TEMPTATION. Joseph resisted the advances of Potiphar’s wife, and that’s another reason that we can …

What Does it Take to Be a Godly Man? Part 1 of 2 
10-11-04 WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GODLY MAN? I want to speak about godly men today, because we live in an age when it is difficult to identify …

Stephen Brought Before a Council Part 6 of 6 
Only malignant spite could construe Stephen's preaching the very changes God himself had prophesied in the Old Testament Scriptures as blasphemy, either …

Stephen Brought Before a Council Part 5 of 6 
What was the general charge made against him—that he spoke blasphemous words and, to aggravate the matter, "He ceases not to speak blasphemous words; in …

Stephen Brought Before a Council Part 4 of 6 
When these religious leaders could not answer Stephen, they resorted to tactics often employed by people bested in an argument: When you cannot out-argue …

Stephen Brought Before a Council Part 3 of 6 
10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. And they were not able to resist the wisdom. “The wisdom they were …

Stephen Brought Before a Council Part 2 of 6 
Which is called the synagogue of the Libertines. The “Libertines” (Latin libertinus, a freedman or the son of a freedman) were Jews who were once slaves …

Stephen Brought Before a Council Part 1 of 6 
December 30, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.E.1: Stephen Brought Before a Council (6:8-15) Acts 6.8-15 (KJV) 8 And Stephen, full …

The Tower of Babel Part 2 of 2 
The early Babylonians had burdened themselves with a wrong set of values. They were living in a world of fantasy; of make-believe. It’s a bit like a visit …

The Tower of Babel Part 1 of 2 
1-12-04 The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-11:9 1 At that time all mankind …

The Result 
December 22, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.D.3.c: The Result (6.7) Acts 6.7 (KJV) 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples …

The Purpose of Prayer Part 2 of 2 
He also asked God for the ability to express the Gospel boldly to all men. Taking the initiative and being bold is not natural for most of us. But think …

The Purpose of Prayer Part 1 of 2 
6-5-04 Title: The Purpose of Prayer Text: “Meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of …

The Solution Part 3 of 3 
6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. Whom they set before the apostles. It appears as though …

The Solution Part 2 of 3 
Full of the Holy Ghost, of wisdom. More was expected of these men than is required of deacons in our day. They were to be men, who not only had the Spirit …

The Solution Part 1 of 3 
December 17, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.D.3.b: The Solution (6.2-6) Acts 6.2-6 (KJV) 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of …

The Prayer of a Depressed Saint Part 2 of 2 
There was another reason he was depressed; it was because of the victory of his enemy over him. So far, in his struggle against Saul, he hadn’t tasted …

The Prayer of a Depressed Saint Part 1 of 2 
April 25, 2006 Title: The Prayer of a Depressed Saint Scripture Reading: Psalm 13:1-6 The Psalms gives us a record of the life of God's people, …

The Problem Part 2 of 2 
The Jews of Palestine would pride themselves on the fact that they dwelt in the land of the patriarchs and the land of promise; that they used the language …

The Problem Part 1 of 2 
December 12, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.D.3.a: The Problem (6.1) Acts 6.1 (KJV) 1 And in those days, …

The Life That Really Matters Part 2 of 2 
The third decision recognizes the true nature of sin. Sin will totally disrupt your relationship with God. If there’s sin in your life and you don’t …

THE LIFE THAT REALLY MATTERS Part 1 of 2 
5-15-04 Title: THE LIFE THAT REALLY MATTERS Text: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and …

The Jealousy of the Leaders Part 8 of 8 
In Matthew 5:11, 12 Jesus said, “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be …

The Jealousy of the Leaders Part 7 of 8 
Furthermore, Gamaliel convinced himself that history repeats itself. Theudus and Judas rebelled, were subdued, and their followers were scattered. Give …

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The Jealousy of the Leaders Part 6 of 8 
There is no reason to suggest, however, that Gamaliel was ever a believer—either publicly or secretly; but he was used by God at this critical moment in …

The Jealousy of the Leaders Part 5 of 8 
32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. The apostles were “His witnesses …

The Jealousy of the Leaders Part 4 of 8 
29 Then Peter and the other Apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. To obey God rather than men is the great, practical principle …

The Jealousy of the Leaders Part 3 of 8 
25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the Temple, and teaching the people. God saw to it that …

The Jealousy of the Leaders Part 2 of 8 
The question might be asked, “Why didn’t the apostles mention their miraculous delivery when they were ordered to testify before the Sanhedrin?” At no …

The Jealousy of the Leaders Part 1 of 8 
November 21, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.D.2.b: The Jealousy of the Leaders (5:17-42) Introduction After Pentecost, the message …

The Holy Spirit: A Living Gift Part 2 of 2 
WHEN GOD BESTOWS THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN THE HEART OF HIS CHILD, HE IS ALSO BESTOWING A LIVING GIFT WHO IS AT THE SAME TIME A DIVINE PERSON. …

The Holy Spirit: A Living Gift Part 1 of 2 
Title: The Holy Spirit: A Living Gift Text: “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: …

Elijah’s Appeal to the Undecided Part 1 of 3 
3-21-04 Title: Elijah’s Appeal to the Undecided Text: "How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him; if Baal, then follow …

The Fall of Man Part 2 of 2 
A similar incident occurred during the ministry of Jesus. The woman with the hemorrhage touched the garments of Jesus so that she could be healed (Mark …

The Apostle's Respected By People Part 1 of 2 
November 18, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.D.2.a: The Apostle's Respected By People (2:12-16) Acts 5.12-16 (KJV) 12 And by the hands of …

The Fall of Man Part 2 of 2 
The first consequence of that sin came immediately, for we read in verse 7—"And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; …

The Fall of Man Part 1 of 2 
March 16, 2014 The Fall of Man Genesis 3:1-8 A conscientious Bible teacher was trying to teach his class of small children about the nature of sin. …

The Deceit of Ananias and Sapphira Part 4 of 4 
There are two things that amaze me about this incident. One is the fact that a lie, such as these two were living, could not exist in the early church. …

The Deceit of Ananias and Sapphira Part 3 of 4 
We must bear in mind that this was Satan’s first attempt to obtain, through hypocrisy, a footing among believers in the infant church, and it was absolutely …

The Deceit of Ananias and Sapphira Part 2 of 4 
Ananias means “God is gracious,” but he learned also that God is holy; and Sapphira means “beautiful,” but her heart was ugly with sin. I know some people …

The Deceit of Ananias and Sapphira Part 1 of 4 
November 4, 2013 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.D.1: The Deceit of Ananias and Sapphira (5.1-11) Acts 5.1-11 (KJV) 1 But a certain …

The Love of God Is Drawing Me Part 2 of 2 
Friends, it is as impossible for any of the elect of God to come to Christ and lay hold on him without divine drawing, as it would be for the devil to …

The Love of God Is Drawing Me Part 1 of 2 
The Love of God Is Drawing Me “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore, with loving-kindness …

The Continuing Unity of the Church Part 3 of 3 
“Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed, Barnabas . . . This is the first mention of “Barnabas” in the Bible. The giving of surnames was widely practiced …

The Continuing Unity of the Church Part 2 of 3 
This particular group of believers had not only believed for the salvation of the soul, they had submitted to the Lordship of Jesus, and therefore they …

The Continuing Unity of the Church Part 1 of 3 
October 28, 2013 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.C.3.c: The Continuing Unity of the Church (4.32-37) Acts 4.32-37 (KJV) …

The Cross was Necessary Part 2 of 2 
But to those who are saved, he is the wisdom of God, and the power of God. We can see here the triumphs of the cross, over human wisdom. This is what …

The Cross was Necessary Part 1 of 2 
March 2, 2014 Series: Thinking About the Cross-Lesson #1 Title: The Cross was Necessary Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-35 Introduction …

The Prayer for Boldness Part 3 
“Enable your servants … great boldness.” Jesus promised his disciples, “I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able …

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The Prayer for Boldness Part 2 
This is the first recorded prayer in the book of Acts, and it is founded on the Word of God—that is, verses 25 and 26 are direct quotations from Psalm …

The Prayer for Boldness Part 1 
October 21, 2013 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.C.3.b: The Prayer for Boldness (4.23-31) Acts 4.23-31 (KJV) 23 On their release, …

The Bright Side of Growing Older Part 2 
The hymns To God Be the Glory, Blessed Assurance, All the Way My Savior Leads Me, and He Hideth My Soul reminds us that it’s never too late to begin serving …

The Bright Side of Growing Older Part 1 
February 23, 2014 Title: The Bright Side of Growing Older Scripture: Job 11:17 (KJV)—“Thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine …

The Animosity of the Religious Leaders Part 7 of 7 
It is popular today to promote various causes by defying the government, disobeying the Law, and defending these actions on the basis of conscience. Since …

The Animosity of the Religious Leaders Part 6 of 7 
So, what did they conclude? They wanted to let the thing “die a natural death.” That meant threatening the apostles and forbidding them to teach or preach …

The Animosity of the Religious Leaders Part 5 of 7 
By using that quotation from Psalm 118 (v. 22), which he had just quoted, he denied he was leading men away from Jehovah; and claimed that he was acting …

The Animosity of the Religious Leaders Part 4 of 7 
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the …

The Animosity of the Religious Leaders Part 3 of 7 
Their question was legal, but they did everything they could to avoid admitting that a miracle had taken place (v. 14). They were evasive, and merely referred …

The Atheist’s Psalm Part 2 
The next person to consider is the FEARFUL PERSON. They are afraid because they are suddenly confronted by God. They were in danger, and therefore, …

The Atheist’s Psalm Part 1 
8-16-04 Title: The Atheist’s Psalm Text: “…The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1) Bible Reading: Psalm 14:1-7 1 …

The Animosity of the Religious Leaders Part 2 of 7 
The Sadducees considered themselves as defenders of the Word of God, and they were grieved (offended) because these two uneducated, ignorant Galileans …

Sinners, Servants, or Sons? Part 2 
Third, they have a false sense of freedom. They really weren’t free, because there were boundaries to their freedom. They weren’t free politically, since …

Sinners, Servants, or Sons? Part 1 
9-1-04 Title: Sinners, Servants, or Sons? Text: “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) Bible Reading: Romans …

The Animosity of the Religious Leaders Part 1 
October 7, 2013 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.C.3.a: The Animosity of the Religious Leaders (4.1-22) Acts 4.1-22 (KJV) 1 And …

Saving Faith Part 3 
Now, look at the man. He was blind, but he could see a great deal more than the Pharisees, who said they could see. He was blind, however, the Spirit of …

Saving Faith Part 2 
It’s hard for us to appreciate the inner struggles of this woman as she crossed the threshold of Simon's house. She probably thought he would throw her …

Saving Faith Part 1 
7-30-04 Saving Faith Text: "Thy faith hath saved thee.”-Luke 7:50 and Luke 18:42. PORTIONS OF SCRIPTURE READ BEFORE SERMON—Luke 7:36-50; 18:35-43. …

A Warning to Israel: Peter’s Sermon Part 4 
I wot that through ignorance ye did it, “I wot” (I know) that you did it in Ignorance.” Peter did not mean that the Jews were innocent in what they …

A Warning to Israel: Peter’s Sermon Part 3 
The word "life,” as it is used here takes in "all manner of life." In this sense it is used in reference to Christ in John 1:4, "In him was life." (Also …

Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid? Part 2 
David wrote this psalm, while on the run from his son, Absalom, to express his joy over God’s salvation. But in the midst of his joy, David’s heart still …

Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid Part1 
Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid Psalm 27 Written 9-11-06 First message in a series called “The Overcoming Life.” Introduction What makes you afraid? …

A Warning to Israel: Peter’s Sermon Part 2 
It was important to show that the God who had healed this crippled man was the same God their fathers worshipped, and that they were not to introduce the …

A Warning to Israel: Peter’s Sermon Part 1 
August 19, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.C.2: A Warning to Israel: Peter’s Sermon (3.12-26) Acts 3.12-26 (KJV) 12 And when Peter …

The Apostles and Others Gathered in Jerusalem Part 2 
where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and …

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The Apostles and Others Gathered in Jerusalem Part 1 
May 20, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson I.B.1: The Apostles and Others Gathered in Jerusalem Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1.12-14 Acts 1.12-14 …

A Sign to Israel: A Lame Man Healed Part 5 
and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. “They were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened …

A Sign to Israel: A Lame Man Healed Part 4 
and lifted him up: Peter believed he was cured, so he lifted him up in order for everyone to see that the man was actually cured. It was one thing to …

A Sign to Israel: A Lame Man Healed Part 3 
said, Look on us. Peter “said, look on us;” which was said to get him to pay attention to them, to see the kind of men they were, and how unlikely …

A Sign to Israel: A Lame Man Healed Part 2 
2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of …

A Sign to Israel: A Lame Man Healed Part 1 
September 12, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Topic #II: The Church in Jerusalem, Acts 2.1-8.3 Subtopic C: The Church …

Lessons from Paul Part 2 
LESSON No. 2: GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS. We have seen that Paul was a religious man, but in spite of that, he was also a mean man. The verses …

Lessons from Paul Part 1 
4-6-04 Title: Lessons from Paul Text: “Declared to be the Son of God with power ...by the resurrection from the dead.” (Romans 1:3-4). Bible …

Unity Among the People Part 3 
did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, They “did eat their meat with gladness” signifies an attitude of great thankfulness to the God …

Unity Among the People Part 2 
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And all that believed were together, “All that believed” are all those that …

Unity Among the People Part 1 
September 2, 2013 The Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.B.1: Unity Among the People Acts 2.42-47 (KJV) 42 And they continued steadfastly …

John the Baptist’s Problem Part 3 
THE FINAL MIRACLE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER CONCERNS THE POOR. JESUS TOLD JOHN’S FRIENDS TO TELL HIM, “THE POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.” JESUS …

John the Baptist’s Problem Part 2 
CHRIST MUST TOUCH OUR SPIRITUAL VISION AND BRING NEW LIFE TO OUR DEAD SPIRITUAL SOUL. IF CHRIST HAS NOT TOUCHED YOUR EYES, YOU ARE NOT SEEING. THERE …

John the Baptist’s Problem Part 1 
7-23-04 Title: John the Baptist’s Problem Text: “AND BLESSED IS HE, WHOSOEVER SHALL NOT BE OFFENDED IN ME. “ (Matthew 11:6) Bible Reading: Matthew …

3,000 Saved 
August 29, 2013 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.A.3.b: 3,000 Saved Acts 2.41 (KJV) 41Then they that gladly received …

If Noah Were Here... Part 2 
Can there be any doubt that we are living in the days that Jesus spoke of? If there was ever a time when all these things are happening, it's now! Our …

If Noah Were Here... Part 1 
11-8-04 If Noah Were Here... Genesis 6:2-6:8 Nearly 6000 …

People Cut to the Heart Part 5 of 5 
even as many as the Lord our God shall call. The promise is not made to those who refuse to hear the gospel, nor to those who do not obey it; but it …

People Cut to the Heart Part 4 of 5 
There can be no doubt that the gift of the Holy Ghost was that Spirit of adoption, that converting, guiding, sanctifying grace, which is bestowed upon …

People Cut to the Heart Part 3 of 5 
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, Be baptized. People came great distances to see John the …

People Cut to the Heart Part 2 of 5 
and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, As soon as Peter indicated he was done speaking, his listeners having been “pricked in their heart” …

People Cut to the Heart Part 1 of 5 
Acts of the Apostle Lesson II.A.3.a: People Cut to the Heart Acts 2.37-40 (KJV) 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and …

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus! Part 2 
Listen closely, folks. Today, men and women in other parts of the world will DIE for no other reason than they serve Christ. No other reason. In countries …

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus! Part 1 
10-23-04 I Have Decided to Follow Jesus! …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 13 of 13 
both Lord and Christ. The word Lord denotes proprietor, master, or sovereign, and here it clearly means that God had exalted him to be the King that …

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Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 12 of 13 
He was surrounded by the Pharisees, but He turned the table on them by asking them a question of His own. “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 11 of 13 
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye …

Heaven’s Heroes: Abraham Part 2 
Christians are also sojourners like our father Abraham. King David declared, “We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our …

Heaven’s Heroes: Abraham Part 1 
November 27, 2004 Heaven’s Heroes: Abraham Hebrews 11:8-11:10 The subject …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 10 of 13 
he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; HE WOULD RAISE UP CHRIST, that is, the Messiah. To raise up seed, or descendants, is the same as giving …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 9 of 13 
and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Sepulchers were commonly located outside the walls of cities and beyond the limits of villages. The custom …

Handling Money Part 2 
NEXT, LET’S SEE IN VERSES 10-12 THAT WE ARE TO--USE MONEY FAITHFULLY (LUKE 16:10-12) 10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also …

Handling Money Part 1 
12-20-04 Title: Handling Money Text: “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 8 of 13 
thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. THOU SHALT MAKE ME FULL OF JOY expresses the feelings of the Messiah as He envisions the honor …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 7 of 13 
The body of Christ lay in the grave for only a little while: NEITHER WILT THOU SUFFER THINE HOLY ONE TO SEE CORRUPTION. It does not take long for a body …

Four Anchors Part 2 
ANCHOR NO. 4: HE WAS DEDICATED TO HIS FAITH IN GOD. Paul was totally committed to following God’s guidance. He didn’t have to understand what God was …

Four Anchors Part 1 
4-16-04 Title: Four Anchors Text: “Then, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and prayed …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 6 of 13 
and my tongue was glad; In the Hebrew, this phrase is, “My glory, or my honour rejoices.” The word “glory” is used to indicate majesty, splendor, dignity, …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 5 of 13 
This is the psalm of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This was the heart of Peter’s message on the day of Pentecost. Simon Peter said that Psalm 16 refers …

Finding a Place of Safety Part 2 
God is good to His children. He provides the power we need for life and service (vv. 10–13) and He satisfies the material needs we have as well (vv. 14–20). …

Finding a Place of Safety Part 1 
4-27-04 Title: Finding a Place of Safety Text: “And the soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim away and escape. …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 4 of 13 
3. We have here a striking and clear instance of the doctrine that the decrees of God do not interfere with the free agency of men. This event was certainly …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 3 of 13 
The event, therefore, must in some way be preset or determined beforehand. In this place, then, the meaning of BY THE DETERMINATE COUNSEL means that counsel …

Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Part 1 of 13 
July 15, 2013 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.A.2.b: Pentecost: Based Upon Christ’s Work Acts 2.22-36 (KJV) 22 Ye men …

Faith in Daily Living Part 2 
Now, let’s stop and take a brief look at our passage in James 2.The epistle of James deals with the moral code of Christianity, not doctrine. He really …

Faith in Daily Living Part 1 
8-6-04 Title: Faith in Daily Living Text: “Someone might say, “You have faith, but I have deeds.” Show me your faith without doing anything, and …

Pentecost: The Fulfillment of Joel 2 Part 7 
before that great and notable day of the Lord come: Much of the difficulty with interpreting these verses consists in fixing the proper meaning to the …

Pentecost: The Fulfillment of Joel 2 Part 6 
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: And I will shew wonders in heaven …

Pentecost: The Fulfillment of Joel 2 Part 5 
The will of God, in Old Testament times, was made known often in dreams; and there are several instances recorded in which it was done under the gospel. …

Elijah's Appeal to the Undecided Part 3 of 3 
Another in the crowd asks, "What will I gain, if I serve only God? Would I be happier? Would I get along better in this world? Would I have more peace …

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Elijah's Appeal to the Undecided Part 2 of 3 
The second thing you might notice is that the prophet asks these undecided men to account for the amount of time they had consumed in making their choice. …

Pentecost: The Fulfillment of Joel 2 Part 4 
“My Spirit” denotes the Third Person of the Trinity, who was promised by the Saviour, and sent to finish His work, and apply it to men. The Holy Spirit …

Pentecost: The Fulfillment of Joel 2 Part 3 
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that …

Cain and Abel - the Story of Every Man Part 2 
I came across a quotation worth repeating: "If an ancient Hebrew rode the time machine to the front door of a church one Sunday morning, and understood …

Cain and Abel - the Story of Every Man Part 1 
10-12-04 Cain and Abel - the Story of Every Man Genesis 4:1-4:12 1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I …

Pentecost: The Fulfillment of Joel 2 Part 2 
and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, “All ye that dwell at Jerusalem” may have a better translation if the word “dwell” is replaced with sojourn, visit …

Pentecost: The Fulfillment of Joel 2 Part 1 
July 1, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.A.2.a: Pentecost: The Fulfillment of Joel 2 Acts 2.14-21 (KJV) …

Bringing Joy To The Lord’s Heart Part 2 
3. There Is A Joy That Needs To Be Tempered (vv. 17-19) We don’t know how long the seventy were gone, where they went, or how people responded in …

Bringing Joy To The Lord’s Heart Part 1 
10-26-04 Bringing Joy To The Lord’s Heart Luke 10:1-10:24 Luke’s Gospel account is the only one that tells of the sending out of the seventy. …

The Reaction: Mixed 
July 1, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.A.1.c: The Reaction: Mixed Acts 2.12, 13 (KJV) 12 And …

ADAM: Real Men Relate to God Part 2 
Let’s take a look at what has been found up to this point in time. These are the popular fossil representatives we see in school textbooks, museums, …

ADAM: Real Men Relate to God Part 1 
10-11-04 ADAM: Real Men Relate to God Genesis 1:1-3:21 When I began studying Adam and learning what it means to be a real man, I asked myself, "What …

A Sacrificial Faith Part 2 
Simon may have hesitated to answer the question fearing that he would be trapped. Yet there was only one correct answer and even Simon could see it as …

A Sacrificial Faith Part 1 
10-6-04 A Sacrificial Faith Luke 7:36-7:50 (Read first) What we have in our text this morning is a record of the worship of a woman who falls …

The Sign: Tongues Part 8 
It is worthwhile to note that almost all the places and provinces mentioned by St. Luke are mentioned also in this letter of King Agrippa. Since these …

The Sign: Tongues Part 7 
By the New Testament period, when communities of Jews were widely scattered over the Gentile world, many Gentiles came into contact with Judaism. They …

The Sign: Tongues Part 6 
in Pontus, PONTUS PONN tus — a province in northern Asia Minor (modern Turkey) mentioned in the Book of Acts. Pontus was situated on the southern …

The Sign: Tongues Part 5 
At Babel the language was confused so that people could no longer understand one another; at Pentecost the linguistic miracle (“other tongues”) enabled …

A Magnificent Obsession Part 2 
We’ll know it when Jesus has become everything to us, since He will become as natural to our lives as breathing. And He will take all the struggles of …

A Magnificent Obsession Part 1 
7-1-04 Title: A Magnificent Obsession Text: “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) Bible Reading: Philippians 1:21; …

The Sign: Tongues Part 4 
“His own language” means his own dialect and his own language, whether it was a foreign language, or whether it was a modification of the Hebrew language. …

What Is It That Pleases God? Part 2 
It says something else in verse 8. It says that we must love mercy. We must take pleasure in it, as our God does, and we must be glad for any opportunity …

What Is It That Pleases God? Part 1 
11-25-03 Title: What Is It That Pleases God? Text: “He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, …

The Sign: Tongues Part 3 
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, Jews came from …

The Sign: Tongues Part 2 
The gift of tongues is to be exercised with restraint and in an orderly way. The regulations for its public use are simple and straightforward. People …

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What Easter Gives Us Part 2 
The third result of Easter is that It Gives Us the Celebration of Life Eternal (Rom.8:11). This is what Paul said about that in the 8th chapter of Romans, …

What Easter Gives Us Part 1 
3-29-04 Title: What Easter Gives Us Text: “Declared to be the Son of God with power...by the resurrection from the dead.” (Romans 1:3-4). …

The Sign: Tongues Part 1 
June 20, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.A.1.b: The Sign: Tongues Scripture: Acts 2.4b-2.11 Acts …

The Wise Woman Part 2 
23 And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” The word for “Woman,” …

The Wise Woman Part 1 
4-9--04 Title: The Wise Woman Text: “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” (Proverbs …

The Coming of the Holy Spirit Part 5 
Now, brothers and sisters, can the Day of Pentecost be duplicated. No, it cannot! It occurred at a precise point in history. We cannot duplicate it any …

The Coming of the Holy Spirit Part 4 
and it sat upon each of them. The meaning of this line is that “cloven tongues like as of fire” rested (set, stayed put, remained) in the form of a radiant …

The Coming of the Holy Spirit Part 3 
“As of a rushing mighty wind.” Literally, "as of a violent wind or gale or tempest.” Such a wind sometimes blows so violently, and with such a noise, that …

The Coming of the Holy Spirit Part 2 
The Savior, crucified on Friday, was in the tomb on the Passover Sabbath and rose on Sunday, the day from where the count began. The Sunday following would …

The Coming of the Holy Spirit Part 1 
June 10, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles Topic #II: The Church in Jerusalem, Acts 2.1-8.3 Subtopic A: The Church is Born (Acts 2.1-2.41) …

The Lord is My Shepherd Part 2 
No! The path of righteousness, Christ’s righteousness, must lead through the valley of the shadow of death. It’s only when we meet death that we will …

The Lord is My Shepherd Part 1 
4-21-04 Series: Being Fit Lesson #1: The Lord is My Shepherd Introduction: Today, we are going to look at one of the most comforting, and definitely …

The Method of Choosing Part 4 
The choice of an apostle was an important event that was likely to involve lots and would include a solemn appeal to God for his direction and guidance …

The Method of Choosing Part 3 
d. The obvious and natural meaning of the phrase demands the reference to Judas. But those who suppose it refers to Judas differ greatly about its meaning. …

The Method of Choosing Part 2 
“Which knowest the hearts of all men” is often declared to be the particular prerogative of God—“I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even …

The Method of Choosing Part 1 
June 3, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles Topic #I: Introduction to the Beginning of the Church, Acts 1.1-1.26 Subtopic B: The Lord …

The King Is Coming Part 2 
I am not sure of what the disciples understood about His return, but it appears they were more fixated upon the immediate establishment of the kingdom …

The King Is Coming Part 1 
1-2-04 Title: The King Is Coming Text: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark …

The Criteria for an Apostolic Replacement 
June 3, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Topic #I: Introduction to the Beginning of the Church, Acts 1.1-1.26 Subtopic B: …

The Horrors of Hell Part 2 
Consider how the rich man Desired Mercy (v.24). “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of …

The Horrors of Hell Part 1 
12-28-03 Title: The Horrors of Hell Text: (Luke 16:23) Scripture Reading: (Luke 16:19-31) Our text for today is Luke 16:19-31. I want to read …

Judas' Apostatizing Fulfilled Part 5 
For it is written in the book of Psalms, Here Paul returns to reporting what Peter said in his address to the other disciples. Peter refers them to a …

Judas' Apostatizing Fulfilled Part 4 
he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. I read of a man that fell from the roof of a house, "and his belly burst and his bowels …

Judas' Apostatizing Fulfilled Part 3 
18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. Now …

Judas' Apostatizing Fulfilled Part 2 
“This scripture” refers to the prediction contained in the writings of the Old Testament, which is commonly thought to be the prophecy recorded in …

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Judas' Apostatizing Fulfilled Part 1 
May 23, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Topic #I: Introduction to the Beginning of the Church, Acts 1.1-1.26 Subtopic …

The Fig Tree Withers Part 2 
20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! The disciples marveled at how this could happen so …

The Fig Tree Withers Part 1 
11-25-03 Title: The Fig Tree Withers Text: “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall …

SEVEN INCORRUPTIBLE THINGS Part 2 
OUR HEAVENLY HOME (1 PET.1:4). IN 1 PETER 1:4, IT TALKS ABOUT OUR INHERITANCE IN HEAVEN: “TO AN INHERITANCE INCORRUPTIBLE, AND UNDEFILED, AND THAT FADETH …

SEVEN INCORRUPTIBLE THINGS Part 1 
3-29-04 TITLE: SEVEN INCORRUPTIBLE THINGS TEXT: “AND CHANGED THE GLORY OF THE INCORRUPTIBLE GOD INTO AN IMAGE MADE LIKE CORRUPTIBLE MAN—AND BIRDS AND …

The Ascension and Predicted Return Part 3 
which is taken up from you into heaven, Christ was taken up into heaven; therefore it was foolishly for them to desire to have him with them upon the …

The Ascension and Predicted Return Part 2 
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; And while they looked stedfastly toward …

The Ascension and Predicted Return Part 1 
May 13, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles Topic #I: Introduction to the Beginning of the Church, Acts 1.1-1.26 Subtopic A: The Lord …

Jesus Proves He Is the Resurrection And the Life Part 2 
It is because we are all sinners, that we are told in Romans 3:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ …

Jesus Proves He Is the Resurrection And the Life Part 1 
1-1-04 Title: Jesus Proves He Is the Resurrection And the Life Text: So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. …

The Re-orientation to the Program Part 3 
There were good reasons for selecting the Holy City for the birthplace of the church, also for choosing the date of one of the great Jewish festivals for …

The Re-orientation to the Program Part 2 
The distinctive use of the word "Father" here agrees with our Lord's saying in Mark 13:32, “No one knows when that day or hour will come. Even the angels …

The Re-orientation to the Program Part 1 
May 6, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Topic #I: Introduction to the Beginning of the Church, Acts 1.1-1.26 Subtopic …

Free at Last Part 2 
Ask yourself, “Who gave us life?” “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live.” It’s Jesus who gave you life! How do you live? “Yet not I, …

Free at Last Part 1 
Title: Free at Last Text: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” …

Faith Alone Part 2 
Jesus said there are two pathways. One is wide and bright and crooked, and it leads to destruction. The other is straight and narrow, but it leads to life. …

Faith Alone Part 1 
January 20, 2004 Title: Faith Alone Call to Worship: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone …

Elisha's Last Sermon Part 2  
How are you doing personally as you wage war with that powerful inward foe, your own flesh? Are you a person who gossips? Are you refusing to forgive …

Elisha’s Last Sermon Part 1 
1-8-04 Title: Elisha’s Last Sermon Text: Then (Elisha) said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” And he put his hand on it, then Elisha …

Christian Unity Part 2 
I want to comment, just briefly, on each of these foundation stones, and that will be our second point-THE BASIS OF CHRISTIAN UNITY. The first three …

Christian Unity Part 1 
Text: "I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, …

Lesson I.A.1: The Reaffirmation of the Promise Part 4 
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. For John truly baptized with water; As I …

Lesson I.A.1: The Reaffirmation of the Promise Part 3 
and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: The teaching Jesus gave during that period is not recorded, but we are told that He used …

Lesson I.A.1: The Reaffirmation of the Promise Part 2 
after that, he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments When you consider how short a history we have between Christ's resurrection and ascension, …

Lesson I.A.1: The Reaffirmation of the Promise Part 1 
April 23, 2013 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Topic #I: Introduction to the Beginning of the Church, Acts 1.1-1.26 Subtopic …

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Can One Have Hope Without God? Part 2 
Now we have arrived at our fourth point, “The hope God gives fills us with joy and peace.” We read in verse 13, “May the God of hope fill you with all …

Can One Have Hope Without God? Part 1 
2/4/04 Title: Can One Have Hope Without God? Text: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the …

God is our refuge and strength Part 2 
Part 3 of our message is The Supremacy of God. All the great and wonderful things God has done ought to tell mankind that there is a God. At the beginning, …

God is our refuge and strength Part 1 
3-30-04 Title: God is our refuge and strength Text: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1). Bible …

Transforming Friendships Part 2 
17 And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” “Archippus” is a man who had a gift, …

Transforming Friendships Part 1 
11-7-05 Title: Transforming Friendships Text: “Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all …

A Very Precious Stone Part 2 
There are five spiritual sacrifices for the NT priest: 1. The presentation of the body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. This is an …

A Very Precious Stone Part 1 
May 31, 2006 A Very Precious Stone Part 1 Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4–12 (The Living Bible) 4 Come to Christ, who is the living Foundation of Rock upon …

Who Can Enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Part 2 
4. You know you’ve entered the Kingdom of God when you have a desire to be obedient to God. (v. 2:15-17) John wrote, “Do not love the world or anything …

Who Can Enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Part 1 
Title: Who Can Enter the Kingdom of Heaven? June 23, 2013 Kingdom of Heaven Series-Lesson #6 Title: Who Can Enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Text: …

A Child of the King! Part 2 
There’s a little song that expresses this thought very well: How thou canst think so well of us Yet be the God thou art, Is darkness to my intellect …

A Child of the King! Part 1 
A Child of the King July 24, 2006 "The Kingdom of Heaven" Lesson: "A Child of the King! " Matthew 19:13-15 (NKJV) Children are very trusting, and …

Thy Kingdom Come Part 2 
I wonder; have we also profaned the name of God? I believe we have. 1. First, we have allowed sin to invade our spiritual family. There is sin …

Thy Kingdom Come Part 1 
Monday, June 26, 2006 "The Kingdom of Heaven” Lesson #4: "Thy Kingdom Come" Ezekiel 36:16-36 (NRSV) Those that are citizens of the kingdom of God …

Representatives of God Part 2 
1. It means that Jesus is on the mission with us. Jesus said-- "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father …

“Representatives of God” Part 1 
Series: "The Kingdom of Heaven " Message #3: “Representatives of God” Text: John 4 "Jesus said..., 'My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, …

The King's purpose for His People Part 2 
We read in Romans 8:1-2, 1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 For the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed …

The King’s Purpose for His People Part 1 
“The King’s Purpose for His People” …

The King and His People Part 2 
How do you know if you are one of His people? Jesus said, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." (John 10:27) If you are following …

The King and His People Part 1 
June 5, 2006 "The Kingdom of Heaven" Lesson #1: "The King and His People" Text: Exodus 19:1-9 (NLT) Today we begin a series of devotions that …

How to Survive Your Doubts Part 2 
Finally, the denial led to a demand. He denies the testimony of the Apostles and this leads him to demand proof. Thomas tells the others that he will …

How to Survive Your Doubts Part 1 
May 21, 2006 How to Survive Your Doubts John 20:24-20:29 (GNB) Introduction In a Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown is talking with Lucy …

GREAT CALVARY WORDS Part 2 
I recently read this story that might serve as a good illustration of justification. A young man once stood up in our church and said: "Pastor, a lot …

GREAT CALVARY WORDS Part 1 
29 May 2006 GREAT CALVARY WORDS 1. Forgiveness (Eph. 1:7). 2. Substitution (Is. 53:6.). 3. Justification (Rom. 5:1). 4. Atonement (Rom. 5:11). …

Living Building Stones Part 2 
Paul speaks of his ministry to the Gentiles as a priestly offering in Romans 15:16: "But even so I have been bold enough to emphasize some of these points, …

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Living Building-Stones Part 1 
Living Building-Stones Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4--12 (The Living Bible) 4 Come to Christ, who is the living Foundation of Rock upon which God builds; …

The Secret of Happiness Part 2 
He had sought God’s forgiveness, and with his head, believed he had it. But the guilt still plagued him and he hated himself. Every time he looked in the …

The Secret of Happiness Part 1 
August 25, 2006 The Secret of Happiness Scripture: Psalm 32, especially verse 1: Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. …

The Story of Achan Part 2 
The Lord said in verse 11— 11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the …

The Story of Achan Part 1 
The Story of Achan (Sermon and Sunday School Lesson) Background Passage: Joshua 7:1-26 Focal Passage: Joshua 7:6-7, 10-13, 16-21, 24-26 Introduction …

Keeping a Heavenly Focus Part 2 
Once again, these were characteristic of their former lifestyles. The first three of these terms describe various expressions of a bad disposition. …

Keeping a Heavenly Focus Part 1 
Keeping a Heavenly Focus This lesson will help you understand the importance of keeping a clear focus on your ultimate destination, which is heaven. …

God's Final Word Part 2 
Sixth, Jesus is worthy of speaking God's word because he sacrificed himself for our sins. Now Jesus sits "at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven." …

God's Final Word Part 1 
24 October 2005 God's Final Word Hebrews 1:1-1:4 (NLT) 1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. …

Living With Your Doubts Part 2 
Finally, the denial led to a demand. He denies the testimony of the Apostles and this leads him to demand proof. Thomas tells the others that he will …

Living With Your Doubts Part 1 
May 21, 2006 Living With Your Doubts John 20:24-20:29 (GNB) Introduction In a Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown is talking with Lucy …

Five Words Every Christian Ought to Know Part 2 
I recently read this story that might serve as a good illustration of justification. A young man once stood up in our church and said: "Pastor, a lot …

Five Words Every Christian Ought to Know Part 1 
29 May 2006 Five Words Every Christian Ought to Know WORDS 1. Forgiveness (Eph. 1:7). 2. Substitution (Is. 53:6.). 3. Justification (Rom. 5:1). …

Guess Who is Coming to Dinner Part 2 
But Martha was busy with the meal and— SHE WAS WORRYING In responding, the Lord pointed out another difficulty: “Martha, Martha, thou art careful and …

Guess Who is Coming to Dinner Part 1 
Introduction: Luke 10:38-42 38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received …

When Loves Makes a Choice Part 2 
Jesus believed that the suffering would only last for a moment. The glory that would come through the cross was for all eternity. It has been stated …

When Loves Makes a Choice Part 1 
May 19, 2006 Title: When Loves Makes a Choice Scripture Reading: John 10:10-18 Introduction In 1949 when it became apparent that the Chinese Communists …

Truths About Temptation Part 2 
Next, we’re told— 8 Then the Devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in all their greatness. This is …

Truths About Temptation Part 1 
Truths About Temptation Written: 9-26-06 Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11(Good News Bible) Scripture Reading 1 Then the Spirit led Jesus into the desert …

The Scandal of Grace Part 2 
I see at least 4 areas for application. 1. Grace reminds us that God’s favor is a gift. Remember the “problem” in this text is an unusual one. It …

The Scandal of Grace Part 1 
2 September 2005 The Scandal of Grace Matthew 20:1-20:16 We receive grace when we are born again. This saving grace is not something we can …

The Family Deals with Death Part 2 
The second truth is CHRISTIANS CAN HELP. Jesus confronts the doubt of death with confidence. He challenges the despair of death with hope. He said …

The Family Deals with Death Part 1 
9-06-03 Title: The Family Deals with Death Text: “Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, …

The Approachableness of Jesus Part 2 
There was a woman in the city who was a sinner. You know what I’m talking about, so I won’t bother to explain that. Her sin had caused her to be despised …

The Approachableness of Jesus Part 1 
June 3, 2006 PORTION OF SCRIPTURE READ BEFORE SERMON—Hebrews 4:14-16 and 5.1-14 (GNB) 14 Let us, then, hold firmly to the faith we profess. For …

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PRAISE FOR JESUS PART 3 
Now we get clear of Judah, and come to Shiloh, of whom Jacob says, “unto him shall the gathering of the people be." Ah, beloved, there are no gatherings …

PRAISE FOR JESUS PART 2 
Again, I would point out that Judah was chosen by God to always lead when the tribes were on the march through the wilderness. In Numbers 10:14, we read …

PRAISE FOR JESUS PART 1 
PRAISE FOR JESUS (A sermon adapted from the sermons of Charles Spurgeon) “Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise.”-Genesis 49:8. …

I Am Come To Call Sinners Part 2 
They go to church, perform their duty, drop a tithe in the plate and never realize that Christianity is so much more than that. I believe that this is …

I Am Come To Call Sinners Part 1 
I Am Come To Call Sinners Matthew 9:9-13 Introduction As we get started this morning, I want to begin with a question. If Jesus were walking …

How Much Can God Trust You? Part 3 
Several years ago, people were asked what they would be willing to do for $10 million. The results were tabulated in a book entitled The Day America Told …

How Much Can God Trust You? Part 2 
Let’s get some more real financial advice from the lips of the Creator of heaven and earth–the Lord Jesus: 1. YOUR BEST INVESTMENT IS IN PEOPLE THAT …

Herodias Part 2 
People often take a Pastor’s message quite personally, and if the Pastor seems to get too personal, look out, they will hold a grudge and they will have …

Herodias Part 1 
January 6, 2003 Herodias Mark 6:14-6:28   Today, we are going to look at one of the most evil women in the Bible. Her name is the feminine form …

Glory and Majesty Part 2 
Several years ago, some people in Poland discovered a tree with a strange shape in the bark. The one who discovered it was a crippled man & he decided …

Glory and Majesty Part 1 
May 26, 2008 Glory and Majesty Matthew 17:1-8 I want to read a passage of Scripture that I imagine is familiar …

Gideon; From Despondency to Defiance Part 2 
Gideon was a man with NO COURAGE and LITTLE STRENGTH. Gideon felt completely INADEQUATE for God’s task. But, THE MORE INADEQUATE WE ARE, THE GREATER …

Gideon; From Despondency to Defiance Part 1 
Judges 6:1-7:23 Hebrews 11 is often called God’s “HALL OF FAME.” In this chapter, we find a character with whom we can identify. His name is …

FOUND BY JESUS, AND FINDING JESUS Part 3 
In my mind, I see Jesus looking for Philip. He will look for any lost soul in the same way. It’s a journey that is never too long for him, and he never …

FOUND BY JESUS, AND FINDING JESUS Part 2 
Why not kneel down, and say, "Dear God, please let me find Jesus by your Holy Spirit; and bring me to know him today as my own Savior!" I am certain, …

FOUND BY JESUS, AND FINDING JESUS Part 1 
7-30-05 "The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the …

Follow Me and I Will Make You Fishers of Men Part 2 
How did they fish at night? They used a very powerful and effective method, "light." Fish were attracted to light. 3. How are we to compare fishing …

Follow Me and I Will Make You Fishers of Men Part 1  
27 August 2005 Follow Me and I Will Make You Fishers of Men …

Drive Out Sin or It Will Drive You Part 2 
Now we see why so many wrestle so hard with the sins of the past. It’s because they never really drive them out completely. There is always some link …

An Unalterable Law Part 2 
I. THIS REMISSION OF SIN IS TO BE FOUND AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS. There is forgiveness to be had through Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed. We owe …

AN UNALTERABLE LAW Part 1 
June 5, 2008 AN UNALTERABLE LAW Part 1 The scripture I am going to use today is Hebrews 9:19-22: “For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the …

A Most Unlikely Evangelist Part 2 
Where did such faith come from? No doubt, this child had often heard the story of God’s dealings with her ancestors. She must have listened intently …

A Most Unlikely Evangelist Part 1 
October 28, 2012 Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1–14 (The Living Bible) 1 The king of Syria had high admiration for Naaman, the commander-in-chief of his …

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FAITH IN THE FACE OF A GIANT Part 2 
First, your encouragement cannot come from those who are defeated As David faced the Philistines, he saw that the Israelites were afraid, and therefore …

Stupid is as Stupid Does Part 2 
Samson’s passion, aggression, and lack of restraint were getting him into deep trouble. He was the Philistine’s number one public enemy, but he frequently …

Stupid is as Stupid Does Part 1 
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger asked an assistant to prepare an analysis on a special assignment. The assistant worked night and day. An hour …

The Man Who Understood A Woman Part 2 
Along with that mothering instinct comes a capacity to care and forgive—that sometimes doesn’t make sense. Women then and now sometimes have to put up …

The Man Who Understood A Woman Part 1 
John 4:7-4:26 The title of the lesson this morning is “The Man Who Understood A Woman.” I knew that I might get in trouble when I settled …

Making Ready Part 2 
In the light of what it says in God’s Word, we must examine ourselves to see whether we are spiritually prepared to come to the Lord’s Table. First, …

When Faith Falters Part 3 
When our faith falters and we take things into our own hands, you can be assured that our problems will not be solved. We only exchange one challenging …

When Faith Falters Part 2 
Abram would not pass the test, but instead, his fear overcomes his faith, and his faith falters. This brings us to the second lesson that will help us …

When Faith Falters Part 1 
12-6-04 When Faith Falters Gen 12:10-13:4 (Living) 10 There was at that time a terrible famine in the land: and so Abram went on down to Egypt …

Three Men of Great Faith Part 2 
We must yield to God’s will, and say, “I don’t care what it costs, and I will take any risk because I must follow Christ, wherever He goes, even if I should …

Three Men of Great Faith Part 1 
3-03-03 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be …

Daniel's Band Part 2 
Perhaps you were a drunkard, you cussed and took the Lord’s name in vain, you were disobedient to your parents, or you were an adulterer; but whatever …

Daniel's Band Part 1 
May 26, 2006 Daniel's Band Text: "O Daniel, a man greatly beloved."—Daniel 10:11. It didn’t do Daniel any harm to know that he was loved by God. …

“WHERE ART THOU?” Part 3 
Oh, prodigal, you may be wandering on the dark mountains of sin, but God wants you to come home. The devil has been telling you lies about God; you think …

“WHERE ART THOU?” Part 2 
Did you ever stop to think that you were to blame; that you had not been faithful to your children? Depend upon it, as long as the church is living so …

Without Christ Part 2 
"I have Christ here," and she put her hand on the Bible, "and I have Christ here," and she put her hand on her heart, "and I have Christ there," as she …

WITHOUT CHRIST Part 1 
4-9-04 Title: WITHOUT CHRIST (adapted from a sermon by Charles Spurgeon) Text: “WITHOUT CHRIST." (Ephesians 2:12) Introduction: I want to use two words …

Consequences of Bad Religion Part 2 
IN THE END, they cooperated with the evil one! The Lord is in the business of putting things right: RELIGIOUS RULES ARE OF SECONDARY IMPORTANCE. BAD …

Consequences of Bad Religion Part 1 
Text: John 11:47-48, 53 Scripture Reading: John 11:45-53 Introduction CHRIST DIED DURING Passover week in Jerusalem. It was the HIGH HOLY WEEK …

Enjoy Christian Relationships Part 2 
But what Paul is doing is using the imagery of clothing oneself with Christ. Paul argued that the Galatian believers had been publicly baptized, thereby …

Enjoy Christian Relationships Part 1 
Introduction Do you ever feel closer to members of our church than to members of your biological family? (Talk about Mike.) When you are saved, you …

Finding God for Yourself Part 2 
If He had, Jacob would never have made it back to the land. God brought him back into the land by His grace and mercy. When Jacob did finally come …

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Finding God for Yourself Part 1 
Title: Finding God for Yourself Introduction The last time we studied Jacob’s life we saw him doing one of the most despicable things a man can do. …

Heart Cry for Revival Part 2 
There are three reasons: 1. To bring judgment on his people. Here’s what God said in Isaiah, “And now, please let Me tell you what I will do to My vineyard: …

Heart Cry for Revival Part 1 
Text: “Why have You broken down her hedges, So that all who pass by the way pluck her fruit?...Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts; Look down from heaven …

Keeping Warm at the Enemy’s Fire Part 2 
The Lord Jesus Christ prayed for you today. It may be that you did not pray for yourself but He prayed for you. Paul wrote, “For we do not wrestle against …

Keeping Warm at the Enemy’s Fire Part 1 
Text: (Luke 22:24-25) Scripture Reading: Luke 22:31-34, 54-62 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift …

Living at a New Address Part 2 
There is a dreadful consequence to denying that you sin. Therefore, we must beware of deceiving ourselves by denying or excusing our sins. The more …

Living at a New Address Part 1 
Scripture Reading: “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we …

The Scales of Judgment Part 2 
Would each of us put our self in the scale of conscience, and ask, “Is my profession of faith true?” There are some whose consciences have become so …

The Scales of Judgment Part 1 
The Scales of Judgment Text: "… Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting."—Daniel 5:27. There is a time of judgment for kings, and …

Selfishness Separates Families Part 2 
Our next lesson is that gratifying our appetites immediately can be dangerous. We do not always need what we think we do at a given moment. We can bring …

Selfishness Separates Families Part 1 
Text: (Genesis 27:43). Scripture Reading: Genesis 27:30-45 Introduction Jacob and Esau, the twin sons of Isaac and Rebekah, differed from the …

The Living Christ in the Church Part 2 
Now, let’s look at the lesson of divine authority and how we can have access to it. Acts 3:6 says that Peter healed “in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene.” …

The Living Christ in the Church Part 1 
4-11-03 Text: Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I give you: in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, (rise and) walk.”… …

What the World Needs Now Is Love Part 2 
One of the greatest expressions of Jesus’ willingness to associate with the most unpopular members of society is the apostle Matthew, who wrote the gospel …

What the World Needs Now is Love Part 1 
Scripture Reading: Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know …

Christian Rewards Part 2 
I can think of three ways in which we can be soul-winners. First, we can win souls by the life that we lead. Others see Christ in us as we respond in …

Christian Rewards Part 1 
January 30, 2003 Title: Christian Rewards Text: “He who plants and he who waters are equal, and each shall receive his wages according to his labor…If …

Stand Up, You Dry Bones Part 3 
We need to adopt this way of thinking and get to work in the Spirit, and then God, the Holy Spirit will be with us. Now I want to talk to anyone who …

Stand Up, You Dry Bones Part 2 
Next, since we depend wholly upon the Holy Spirit, we must be anxious to tell others about Christ and to live close to Him. The Word of God is the Holy …

Stand Up, You Dry Bones Part 1 
2-24-2000 Stand Up, You Dry Bones (adapted from a sermon by Charles Spurgeon) TEXT: Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son …

Do You Love Me? Part 2 
Surely, when we remember our worldliness, we must say to ourselves, “Dear Lord, You might as well ask, “Do you love Me?” Now think about this, “How cold …

Do You Love Me? Part 1 
Text: 15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; …

Getting Guidance from God Part 2 
The first thing that we must do is to “determine to follow God’s will.” Isaac was confident that God wanted a wife for him. And he believed that she …

Getting Guidance from God Part 1 
Text: Then Isaac brought her into the tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death …

Rahab's Faith Part 2 
The thing is to believe personally in an issue as firmly as if a thousand witnesses lined up on your side. A man can never be said to be strong-minded …

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Rahab’s Faith Part 1 
Rahab’s Faith “By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace” (Hebrews 11:31). In …

Salvation by Grace vs. Good Works Part 2 
If salvation had been by works, our Lord could not have said to the thief dying beside Him, “Today, shalt thou be with me in paradise.” That man couldn’t …

Salvation by Grace vs. Good Works Part 1 
Text: "Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that …

Saved By Grace Part 2 
The third thing to be observed is that “OUR PRESENT SALVATION BY GRACE MUST BE THROUGH FAITH. Your salvation must be through grace, and salvation by grace …

Saved By Grace Part 1 
3-25-03 Saved By Grace …

The Face of Favor: Simon of Cyrene Part 2 
Next, I want to proclaim that THE PRIVILEGE OF CROSS-BEARING SHOULD BE ACKNOWLEDGED IN OUR ACTIVE SERVICE FOR CHRIST. Simon of Cyrene translated this …

The Face of Favor: Simon of Cyrene Part 1 
Tom Lowe 4/19/03 The Face of Favor: Simon of Cyrene Text: “Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, …

The Mystery of Pain and Suffering Part 2 
May 1, 2003 The second thing we see in our text is that Jesus rejected the doctrine that all suffering is due to sin committed by the sufferer. Jesus …

The Mystery of Pain and Suffering Part 1 
Title: The Mystery of Pain and Suffering Text: “And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all …

The Secret of Facing Need Part 2 
There we were above the clouds and we could see all the way back to Kansas. We were overcome by the majestic view of God’s creation, and both of us prayed …

The Secret of Facing Need Part 1 
January 26, 2003 Tom Lowe Title: The Secret of Facing Need Text: My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ …

The Stone is Rolled Away Part 2 
John didn’t go in, he just stood at the entrance (perhaps afraid that when he went in Jesus would still be there). Peter though, once he made it to the …

The Stone is Rolled Away Part 1 
3-24-03 The Stone is Rolled Away It was dark as they arose that Sunday morning. The two got up and put on their garments, grabbed their spices …

The Thief That Believed Part 2 
One more thing to note about this man is that he could do no good works. If salvation had been by good works, he could not be saved, because he was fastened …

The Thief That Believed Part 1 
The Thief That Believed “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, "To day shalt thou …

5-8-03 Watch Your Weak Moments Part 2 
In this particular family, it means that the one who had it would be the one who would be in the line that would lead to Christ. Esau didn’t value his …

Watch Your Weak Moments Part 1 
5-8-03 Watch Your Weak Moments Text: “And Esau said to Jacob, ‘Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.’ Therefore his name was called …

What the Bible Says About Things That Accompany Salvation Part 2 
The second gift to accompany our salvation is the awakening of our spiritual appetite (Heb 5:12-14). In the fifth chapter of Hebrews it says, “Although …

What the Bible Says About Things That Accompany Salvation Part 1 
Title: What the Bible Says About Things That Accompany Salvation Text: “But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things …

Where Is Jesus? Part 2 
Third, Jesus is directing the church. Ephesians 1:22-23 indicates that God “…put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to …

Where is Jesus? Part 1 
February 9, 2003 Title: Where is Jesus? Text: “So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right …

Where the Spirit of the Lord Is Part 2 
Finally, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is a pattern for doing God’s work. The marks of a church that does things God’s way are found in Acts …

Where the Spirit of the Lord Is Part 1 
5/18/2003 Title: Where the Spirit of the Lord Is Text: “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place…And …

A Woman Which was a Sinner Part 2 
Her hair had once been an object of vanity, but now it was humbled. She made her eyes a fountain and her hair a towel. Was anyone’s hair ever so exalted …

A Woman Which Was a Sinner Part 1 
5-4-2003 A Woman Which Was a Sinner (adapted from a sermon by Charles Spurgeon) Read: Luke 7:37-50 (KJV) We are going to talk a lot about grace …

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A Name Change Part 2 
Harry Emerson Fosdick, pastor for many years at Riverside Church in New York City, preached a sermon entitled “No Man Need Stay the Way He Is.” If we …

A Name Change Part 1 
4-7-03 Title: A Name Change Text: “Then the man said, ‘Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel because you have struggled with God and with …

A Godly man Part 2 
Now, our second point is this, A godly person will not only forgive injustice, he will also withstand adversity. We saw that Joseph suffered injustice, …

A Godly Man Part 1 
Tom Lowe 4-06-03 A Godly Man Text: “So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his …

A Blind Beggar Part 2 
Now notice with me, how QUICK THIS MAN’S FAITH WAS TO GRASP THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET JESUS. As Jesus went through the city of Jericho, there was a blind …

A Blind Beggar Part 1 
Tom Lowe 2/28/03 A Blind Beggar This poor man was weighed down by two great evils-blindness and poverty. It’s sad enough to be blind, but if a …

Celebrating Supernatural Living Part 2 
The next thing that we must do as we seek to experience the adventure that will come from believing God is to “learn to plan supernaturally.” This involves …

Celebrating Supernatural Living Part 1 
Title: Celebrating Supernatural Living Text: “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; …

Celebration of Freedom Part 2 
Never forget this: God is in charge and He always has the final say. Satan cannot do what God cannot undo. According to verse 6, Satan appeared to be …

Celebration of Freedom Part 1 
Celebration of Freedom Acts 12:1-16 Introduction Our study of Acts has been very exciting for me, and I hope that’s been true for you and that …

Christ-the Only Hope Part 2 
Our next point is that Christ is the only hope for salvation personally received. What are we to do? How are we to respond? Upon hearing “the hope …

Christ-the Only Hope Part 1 
Title: Christ the Only Hope Text: “Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; because of the hope which is …

What Do You Really Need for Christmas? Part 2 
Now, let me see if I can show that Jesus was a Great Economist. It is interesting that there are few subjects that the Bible discusses more than money. …

What Do You Really Need for Christmas? Part 1 
What Do You Really Need for Christmas? John 3:16-18 Text: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes …

Finding the Lost Book Part 2 
Josiah’s response is described in four ways. First, Josiah heard it read (2 Kings 22:11). The first step toward a personal discovery of God’s Word …

Finding the Lost Book Part 1 
Title: Finding the Lost Book Text: Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.” …

A Lesson in Divine Providence Part 2 
And we also read that reports were being given to the surrounding cities and they brought their sick, “and they were all healed.” It was because the Spirit …

A Lesson in Divine Providence Part 1 
A Lesson in Divine Providence Acts 5:12-42 Introduction There was never a dull moment around old Jerusalem First Church! Pentecost came in a blast …

Helping a Needy World Part 2 
Beggars often gathered around the temple entrances to ask for “alms”, or gifts for the poor. Peter and John entered the temple at a place called the Beautiful …

Helping a Needy World Part 1 
Helping a Needy World Acts 3:1-10 Introduction The book of Acts tells us in simple terms how the early Church functioned and affected its world. …

How do you face trouble? Part 2 
First, Job suffered the loss of property (1:14-17). This is how it happened: “A messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys …

How do you face trouble? Part 1 
Title: How do you face trouble? Text: Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: “Naked …

Lifting Up Jesus Part 2 
I believe that the people of the world are hungry for the truth about God. They are not interested in dull, dry religion. They are interested in Jesus. …

Lifting Up Jesus Part 1 
Lifting Up Jesus Acts 8:1-13 Introduction The story of Jesus doesn’t end with His ascension. In the scriptures, His story continues in the lives …

No Impossible Cases Part 2 
Ananias understands that Saul has come to him so that he might receive his sight and be filled with the Holy Ghost. Look what happened; immediately there …

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No Impossible Cases Part 1 
No Impossible Cases Acts 9:1-19 Introduction God’s timing is always perfect. In Galatians 4, Paul expressed that idea when he wrote: “But when …

Obedient People Have Special Experiences Part 2 
Let me ask you a question, “Could our world be waiting for people who are willing to turn God loose in their lives?” Someone said, and I don’t remember …

Obedient People Have Special Experiences Part 1 
Obedient People Have Special Experiences Acts 1:4; 2:1-8 Introduction God has wonderful plans for people who are obedient to Him. Isaiah 1:19 …

No Reason to Run Out Part 2 
Those men and women who were part of the early Church were carrying a heavy load, but they realized their need for God’s strength. Verse 29 said, “Now, …

No Reason to Run Out Part 1 
No Reason to Run Out Acts 4:23-31 Introduction Have you ever run out of Gas? I guess that I have been lucky because I have only run out of gas …

The Anatomy of a Happy Home Part 2 
2. Lydia was a wealthy and influential business woman, who lived in the Roman colony of Philippi. She was a seller of purple, which means that she was …

The Anatomy of a Happy Home Part 1 
The Anatomy of a Happy Home Acts 10:1-8, 19-25 Introduction Through today’s bible study we are going to see what the anatomy of a happy home is and …

The Game is Over Part 3 
Conclusion This is no time for pretending or playing games. God did not let the Early Church members play games and He will not allow us to do so either. …

The Game is Over Part 2 
Sapphira, whose name means “beautiful” or “sapphire,” was the first woman singled out for prominence in Acts. But Sapphira failed God. Throughout the ages, …

The Game is Over Part 1 
Tom Lowe 10-21-2002 The Game is Over Acts 5:1-11 Introduction As children, many of us played a game called let’s pretend. My granddaughter …

The Management of Pain
Part 2
 
Some troubles are sent to teach us to pray. Three times he prayed for relief from the agony of this painful thorn. Remember Jesus prayed three times for …

The Management of Pain
Part 1
 
Thursday, January 16, 2003 Tom Lowe Title: The Management of Pain Text: “And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, …

The People Called Christians
Part 2
 
The other question that we asked was, WHAT ARE CHRISTIANS LIKE? Let’s begin by looking at the people in Antioch who were first called Christians. …

The People Called Christians
Part 1
 
The People Called Christians Acts 11:19-26 Introduction “Christian” is one of the most abused words in our language. It is often used to signify …

The Sanctity of Human Life
Part 2
 
Verse 14 says, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” David praises …

The Sanctity of Human Life
Part 1
 
Title: The Sanctity of Human Life In the Southern Baptist Convention, today is Sanctity of Human Life Day, and that is the subject of our Bible study. …

Two Lessons We Must Learn Part 2 
Now, let’s look at lesson 2: GOD GIVES HIS PEOPLE SPECIAL STRENGTH TO FACE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS. One of the seven men chosen to minister to the widows …

Two Lessons We Must Learn Part 1 
Two Lessons We Must Learn Acts 6:1-15, 7:54-60 Introduction Our study of the book of Acts makes it clear that the Church has displayed its ability …

God is Watching You Part 3 
Then, I think, that too often our good intentions prove to be, "As false as the smooth, deceitful sea, and as empty as the whistling wind. "In some ways, …

God is Watching You Part 2 
There is another group who seem to always be the recipients of witnessing. For example, a young man may leave home because his father is constantly praying …

God is Watching You Part 1 
God is Watching You Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me? Job 7:12 (KJV) Job was in great pain when he cried out to God and …

He Took My Beating Part 2 
When it was over, Mr. Allison put his arm around Billy and he said, “It was a wonderful thing that you did; you are a good boy, Billy.” Then Mr. Allison …

He Took My Beating Part 1 
He Took My Beating Sierra and I have worked in Children’s Church for many years. Although we are not currently teaching children, I have some very …

On Eagle's Wings Part 2 
The people who originally heard these words knew very well what the LORD was talking about because the memory was still very fresh in their minds. The …

On Eagle's Wings Part 1 
In Exodus Chapter 20, verses 3-17, there are ten things that we need to take to heart today and keep them there for the rest of our lives. Take a moment …

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Paul’s Sermon Before Felix
Part 2
 
Some people say that ministers should not follow Paul’s example; that they should not be so personal; but the truth is that they will not be true to God …

Paul’s Sermon Before Felix
Part 1
 
"And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient …

Living Water Part 3 
This woman knew the scriptures, and that God had promised to send a Savior, but she did not know that He was right there in front of her. The woman …

Living Water Part 2 
There are a lot of people who like to argue about religion, but they don’t want to live it. I believe that there are many people in the church today who …

Living Water Part 1 
Living Water John 4:5-42 Jesus was always on the move, but He never traveled far from the Galilee, where He lived. However, on the occasion that …

Jesus Walks on Water 
Jesus Walks on Water One of my favorite Bible stories is the account of Jesus walking on water. And that is what our Bible lesson is today. I want …

God’s Care for You Part 2 
What are those things that we trust to Christ? I will give you three of them, this morning: 1. We trust Him for the salvation of our souls. It says …

God’s Care for You Part 1 
God’s Care for You The Bible contains the record of many great men, and because this morning’s message is about how God cares for us, how He …

Proclaimed By Angels 
Proclaimed By Angels I cannot fathom the great love of God that was made known to us in His Son; that Jesus would give up His glory to come into the …

The First Miracle 
Title: The First Miracle Location: Cana of Galilee Text: John 2:1-10 This morning I want to invite all of you to have a close look at Jesus' first …

The Lord's Provision Part 2 
Our second point is, HE PROVIDED THEM POWER TO CARRY OUT THEIR ASSIGNMENT. Jesus assigned believers to live in such a way, that the rest of the …

The Lord’s Provision Part 1 
The Lord’s Provision Part 1 Acts 1:1-11 Introduction Jesus understood the needs of His disciples before they knew they had a problem. I can …

The Parable of the lost Sheep Part 3 
When he lays you on His shoulders it is a fitting act. He may say to His sheep, “I am laying you on my shoulders because you are my sheep.” He makes …

The Parable of the lost Sheep Part 2 
He has a deep sympathy for each stray heart. He knows the sorrow that sin brings, and the broken spirit that will come after a while; so Jesus grieves …

The Parable of the Lost Sheep Part 1 
The Parable of the Lost Sheep While our Lord was here on earth, He was continually pursuing lost souls. He was seeking lost men and women, and for …

The Parable of the Mustard Seed 
The Parable of the Mustard Seed Today, we are going to look at one of the parables that Jesus gave, and it is probably one that most people are familiar …

The Story of Rahab Part 3 
But because they feared God, they did not do what the king had commanded and when he called them into his presence to explain their actions, they lied. …

The Story of Rahab Part 2 
15 "We'll defend you with our lives." Then, since her house was on top of the city wall, she let them down by a rope from a window. 16 "Escape to the …

The Story of Rahab Part 1 
The Story of Rahab Joshua 2:1-24 In the second chapter of Joshua, we are introduced to a woman by the name of Rahab. Rahab lived in the city of …

Thy Will be Done (The Story of Esther) Part 4 
Scene 7, “The Preservation” In this scene, we see King Xerxes issuing a new decree that brings about the preservation of the Jewish people. 11 This decree …

Thy Will be Done (The Story of Esther) Part 3 
Scene 5, “The Petition” After three days of fasting and praying, Esther is assured of God’s presence and provision, and she goes for it; she goes for …

Thy Will be Done (The Story of Esther) Part 2 
9 If it please the king, issue a decree that they be destroyed, and I will pay $20,000,000 into the royal treasury for the expenses involved in this purge." …

Thy Will be Done (The Story of Esther) Part 1 
Thy Will be Done (The Story of Esther) Part 1 Today, we are going to study the book of Esther. If you have never read it or if it has been a long …

Witnessing by the Holy Spirit 
Witnessing by the Holy Spirit Acts 1:6-8 (KJV) 6 When they, therefore, were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time …

Woes Upon the Privileged Part 3 
Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. (Matthew 11:26) Jesus expressed his pleasure that God chose to disclose the Gospel to the ordinary …

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Woes Upon the Privileged Part 2 
But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. (Matthew 11:22) Here are some of the great truths …

Woes Upon the Privileged Part 1 
Woes Upon the Privileged I have titled my message, “Jesus Pronounces Woes Upon the Privileged”. By privileged, I don’t mean those who are wealthy …

You Can Escape the Horrors of a Place Called Hell 
You Can Escape the Horrors of a Place Called Hell God is sowing His Word in human hearts and looking for fruit. He is sowing His people in the world …

What the Bible Says About God Part 2 
Now, we have come to our third question, “What are God’s moral attributes.” First, God is capable of the hatred of evil and of those things that oppose …

What the Bible Says About God Part 1 
Title: What the Bible Says About God Text: The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon …

What the Bible Says About Itself Part 2 
“How can the inspiration of the Scriptures be proved?” They were first spoken by the Lord (thundered from Mount Sinai). It was God who gave the Ten …

What the Bible Says About Itself Part 1 
Title: What the Bible Says About Itself Series: What the Bible Says About.... Text: For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged …

What the Bible Says About the Trinity Part #2 
The amazing fact of the New Testament is the way in which it presents the doctrine of the Trinity without any struggle or controversy. And the teaching …

What the Bible Says About the Trinity Part 1 
Title: What the Bible Says About the Trinity Part 1 Series: What the Bible Says About.... Text: For there are three that bear witness in heaven: …

What the Bible Says About the Three Stages of Man Part 2 
The Natural Man 7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet, if it had not been for the law, I should not have known sin. I should …

What the Bible Says About the Three Stages of Man Part 1 
Title: What the Bible Says About the Three Stages of Man Part 1 Series: What the Bible Says About.... Text: “But now we are discharged from the …

What the Bible Says About Hell Part 2 
First, the punishment of hell will be eternal and everlasting (Revelation 20:10). “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone …

What the Bible Says About Hell Part 1 
Title: What the Bible Says About Hell Series: What the Bible Says About.... Text: “So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels …

What the Bible Says About Death Part 2 
THE SECOND QUESTION THAT WE ASKED IS “WHAT IS THE STATE OF THE DEAD,” AND THERE ARE FOUR ANSWERS FOR US TO CONSIDER. FIRST, BEFORE THE RESURRECTION …

What the Bible Says About Death Part 1 
Tom Lowe 4-12-03 Series: What the Bible Says About.... Title: What the Bible Says About Death Text: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good …

What the Bible Says About Demons Part 2 
God is greater than Satan or his demons; therefore, neither Satan nor his demons can have ultimate victory over believers. They may, however, influence …

What the Bible Says About Demons Part 1 
Tom Lowe 4-21-03 Series: What the Bible Says About... Title: What the Bible Says About Demons Text: “For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean …

What the Bible Says About Heaven Part 2 
There will be no weariness. Part of the curse connected with Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden was that he would toil to scratch out a living “by the …

What the Bible Says About Heaven Part 1 
5-13-03 Title: What the Bible Says About Heaven Series: What the Bible Says About.... Text: “In my Father’s house are many mansions…” (John 14:2) …

The Face of Folly: Judas Part 2 
Finally, when Judas betrayed Jesus it was the destiny of a fool. This is how Matthew describes Judas’s fate. “THEN JUDAS, WHICH HAD BETRAYED HIM, WHEN …

The Face of Folly: Judas Part 1 
Tom Lowe 5-19-03 Series: The Early Church Title: The Face of Folly: Judas Text: “The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but …

What the Bible Says About Prayer Part 2 
Another requirement for effective prayer is intensity. Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened …

What the Bible Says About Prayer Part 1 
February 6, 2003 Title: What the Bible Says About Prayer Text: “And when you pray…” (Matt. 6:5). Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:5-13 What is …

What the Bible Says About the Devil Part 2 (Series: What the Bible Says About....) 
The third question to ask is, “How much power does the devil have?” The prince of this world has already been judged: Genesis 3:15 says, “And I will put …

What the Bible Says About the Devil Part 1 
4-12-03 What the Bible Says About the Devil Introduction: The apostle Peter said, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks …

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Psalm 23 Part 2 
But why do we have to go through this valley? Didn’t Jesus suffer enough for our sins? Yes, He did. But the only way you can make a horse drink is to …

Psalm 23 Part 1 
Tom Lowe 4-26-11 Psalm 23 Today, we are going to look at one of the most comforting, and definitely one of the most well-known psalms in the Bible-the …

Show Me That Our God Is in the Camp Part 3 
Let’s finish today by trying to learn the great lessons which this incident teaches. The first lesson is that God’s presence is a necessity. I know …

Show Me That Our God Is in the Camp Part 2 
Then these people who faced the Philistines made another error; they mistook enthusiasm for faith. When they saw the ark they shouted so that the earth …

Show Me That Our God Is In The Camp Part 1 
Show Me That Our God Is In The Camp And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there …

The Most Beautiful Short Story in the World Part 2 
We can picture Ruth following the reapers, but before long Boaz, the owner of the field spotted her. “Who’s that?” he asked his foreman. When he heard …

The Most Beautiful Short Story in the World Part 1 
Sunday, June 25, 2006 The Most Beautiful Short Story in the World I think that everyone likes to read a love story, especially if it’s true. The book …

We Reap What We Sow Part 2 
The first lesson is that GOD LEADS HIS CHILDREN ALONG. We can see that if we go back to the first time that Jacob saw Rachel. Jacob set out on a dangerous …

We Reap What We Sow Part 1 
Tom Lowe 6-12-03 Title: We Reap What We Sow Text: So it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, “What is this …

The Face of Faithfulness: John Part 2 
The next thing to see is the inspiration for his faithfulness. Why did John stand beneath the cross while the others hid in fear? If we know this we …

The Face of Faithfulness: John Part 1 
5-12-03 Series: Going to Jerusalem Title: The Face of Faithfulness: John Text: “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s …

The Face of Folly: Judas Part 2 
A kiss can either be a sign of acceptance or rejection. In this instance, Judas bestowed a kiss of betrayal upon the Lord Jesus, and it was one of the …

The Face of Folly: Judas Part 1 
Tom Lowe 5-19-03 Title: The Face of Folly: Judas Text: “The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son …

The Face of Forgiveness: the Thief Part 2 
Second, God’s forgiveness is given apart from religious performances or ordinances. This man had no opportunity to be baptized, so baptism is not necessary …

The Face of Forgiveness: The Thief Part 1 
5-25-03 Series: Going to Jerusalem Title: The Face of Forgiveness: The Thief Text: (Luke 23:39-43) Scripture Reading: Luke 23:26-43 Introduction …

The Face of Fortune: Barabbas Part 2 
Does that sound like your story? You and I may not have been raised in a minister’s home, but God has graced us with special opportunities. And in …

The Face of Fortune: Barabbas Part 1 
The Face of Fortune: Barabbas Text: Now the governor's custom was to release one Jewish prisoner each year during the Passover celebration--anyone they …

The Face of Fear: Joseph Part 2 
Frequently both our Lord and the Apostle Paul indicate the bringing together of faith and a confession. Confession with the mouth does not bring about …

The Face of Fear: Joseph Part 1 
Title: The Face of Fear: Joseph Scripture Reading: “After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked …

The Face of Faith: The Centurion Part 2 
The third evidence for faith is the natural phenomena that occurred when Christ was crucified. It was a strange day. After Jesus had hung on the cross …

The Face of Faith: The Centurion Part 1 
Title: The Face of Faith: The Centurion Series: Going to Jerusalem Text: Matthew 27:54 Scripture Reading: Matthew 27:45-56 (GW) 45 At noon darkness …

The Face of Failure: Simon Peter Part 2 
On the contrary, the person best prepared for the way of discipleship is the one who confesses, as Paul did, “In my flesh there dwelleth no good thing” …

The Face of Failure: Simon Peter Part 1 
The Face of Failure: Simon Peter Text: Mark 14:53-72 We have all heard the story of when Peter denied that he knew Jesus. It happened when Jesus …

But One Thing is Needful Part 2 
The scripture says that Martha went into the room where Jesus was preaching, “And she stood and said”, “My sister is not helping me, will you please ask …

But One Thing is Needful Part 1 
But One Thing is Needful Luke 10:38-42 Out text is from Luke 10:38-42, and I want to read it first from the Living Bible because there it is easier …

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Believe and Behave Part 3 
He doesn’t say, “I command you!” He says, “I beseech you.” After all, he is writing to those who have already believed in Christ, and therefore should …

Believe and Behave Part 2 
Paul then declared to them that this Unknown God is the Creator, Governor, Savior, and Judge of the world. In essence, he was announcing to them that he …

Believe and Behave Part 1 
10-20-03 Title: Believe and Behave Text: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove …

Going to Jerusalem Part 2 
He is the Holy One of God. When my sin was put upon Him, It was repulsive. I don’t know why we think we are so attractive to God. My sin put upon Christ …

Going to Jerusalem Part 1 
Title: Going to Jerusalem Series: Going to Jerusalem Text: “Now it came to pass when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly …

Dream, But Don't Make Dreams Your Master Part 2 
He told them his dream and they understood what he was talking about. Old Jacob understood it exactly, and he scolds, “Shall I indeed, and your mother …

Dream, But Don’t Make Dreams Your Master Part 1 
Title: Dream, But Don’t Make Dreams Your Master Text: "Here comes that master-dreamer," they exclaimed. (Genesis 37:19). Scripture Reading: Gen 37:1-28 …

A Man Passing Through the Crowd Part 2 
NEXT, I BELIEVE THAT SIMON WAS CAUGHT IN THE CLUTCHES OF CIRCUMSTANCE. Simon was an innocent sufferer, just like the One whose cross he was forced to …

A Man Passing Through the Crowd Part 1 
Title: A Man Passing Through the Crowd Text: “Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming …

Jesus is Always the Same Part #3 
And on the Day of Pentecost, when they were assembled with one accord, in one place, and when the whole church prayed, suddenly the place was shaken and …

Jesus is Always the Same Part #2 
I am happy that I can say, "What he was to Peter, what he was to John, what he was to Mary Magdalene, that is Jesus Christ to me, 'the same yesterday, …

Jesus Is Always the Same Part #1 
8-20-03 Title: Jesus Is Always the Same Text: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8). Scripture Reading: …

Abraham's Call Part 2 
It may even be that you were called on to separate yourself from your whole family because there were none who respected God. You have suffered loss for …

Abraham's Call Part 1 
Abraham's Call Hebrews 11.8 "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance obeyed; …

Samson Part #3 
Now just suppose that this person desires wealth and to feather his own nest, and that is the object of his life. I am not only speaking of the ministry …

Samson Part #2 
What was it that made these people heroes? What enabled them to leave their families and go to foreign lands? It was because they were consecrated, thoroughly …

Samson Part #1 
Samson 20 Then she said, “Samson, the Philistines are here!” He woke up and thought, “I’ll leave as I did before and shake myself free.” But he did …

What the Bible Says About the Trinity Part #2 
Jesus is called God in Psalms 45, “…Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness…” (Ps. 45:7). And in Psalm 110:1, God speaks …

What the Bible Says About the Trinity Part #1 
Title: What the Bible Says About the Trinity Series: What the Bible says about.... Scripture Reading: 1 John 5:7 Text: For there are three that …

Is There a Connection Between Sin and Suffering? Part #2 
Text: Job 2:9-13 (KJV) Medical science can shed much light on the subject of pain. One physician has said, “We differentiate between pain that serves …

Is There a Connection Between Sin and Suffering? Part #1 
Title: Is There a Connection Between Sin and Suffering? Text: Job 2:9-13 (KJV) 9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? …

Parable of the Sower Part #2 
It falls on four types of soil, and three-fourths of the seeds do not grow they die. There is nothing wrong with the seed, but the soil is the problem. …

Parable of the Sower Part #1 
Parable of the Sower The Gospel of Matthew is probably the key Gospel to the Bible, and chapter 13 is the key to this Gospel; therefore this chapter …

Heaven is a Real Place #3 
3 Nothing that God judges guilty will be in that city. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and God’s servants will worship him. 4 They will …

Heaven is a Real place #2 
This wonderful place that we are calling heaven is given another name in the book of Revelation; it’s called the New Jerusalem. Listen to this description …

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Heaven is a Real Place Part #1 
Heaven is a Real Place Last week, the scripture lesson was about hell. We saw that hell is a real place, created by God for a specific purpose; we …

The Prayer of Jabez Part #2 
Very sadly, these imaginary blessings extend to those who think they are saved. They base their salvation on an emotional experience, on church membership, …

The Prayer of Jabez Part #1 
The Prayer of Jabez One of the most popular books on the Christian bestseller list is “The Prayer of Jabez.” I haven’t read the book, but I have heard …

A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus Part #3 
After that, Jesus directed his comments to the woman, who now stood before Him, “And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.” He said it, to a certain …

A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus Part #2 
But Christ, who is also God, knew not only the character of the woman and that she had been converted, but He also knew the secret thoughts and reasoning’s …

A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus Part #1 
A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus Part #1 Jesus was very approachable, by all classes of people, as we shall see in today’s scripture lesson. It is the …

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