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The Quality of His Ministry Page 3 of 3 (series: Lessons on 2 Corinthians) 
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE AND SPECIAL NOTES. {1] (2 Co. 2:16) To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal …

The Quality of His Ministry Page 2 of 3 (series: Lessons on 2 Corinthians) 
The old covenant was a deadly thing, because it produced a legal relationship between man and God. In effect it said, “If you wish to retain your relationship …

The Quality of His Ministry Page 1 of 3 (series: Lessons on 2 Corinthians) 
April 28, 2014 Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians Lesson II.B.1.b: The Quality of His Ministry. (3:6-11) 2nd Corinthians …

Birth, Infancy and Future Purpose of John the Baptist (series: Harmony of the Gospels) 
Harmony of the Gospels -3 BC- Judea Birth, Infancy and Future Purpose of John the Baptist (Malachi 3:11) Luke 1:57-80 One of the most interesting …

Lesson 8: Part 4 of 4 (series: Lessons on Ephesians) 
“Created in Christ Jesus” The phrase “Created in Christ Jesus,” evidently means to be united to Christ by faith; or to be in Him as the branch is in the …

Failure of Zebulun: Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
________________________________________ i (Mik 5.2; NKJV) “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, …

Failure of Zebulun: Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on Judges 
Chapter 4 Failure of Zebulun Judges 1:30 Scripture 30 Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants …

The Origin of the Sabbath: Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on Genesis) 
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. “And God blessed …

The Origin of the Sabbath: Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on Genesis) 
June, 14 2013 Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe Lesson I.A.9: The Origin of the Sabbath Gen. 2.1-3 (KJV) 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, …

Divisions and Wisdom (Part 8b of 8) (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
21 Romans 16:23 (KJV) Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. …

Divisions and Wisdom (Part 8a of 8) (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
Paul here through this and the two following chapters, expounds a new dialogue—the effect of philosophy on the gospel. The reasons why he introduces this …

Divisions and Wisdom (Part 7 of 8) (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
It is good that we remind ourselves that when God was about to publicize his laws he chose Moses as the instrument, who appears It is good that we remind …

Divisions and Wisdom (Part 6 of 8) (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas …

Divisions and Wisdom (Part 5 of 8) (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
Was Paul crucified for you? This question implies that the crucifixion of Christ had an influence in saving them which the sufferings of no other person …

Divisions and Wisdom (Part 4 of 8) (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
and I of Apollos; They quarreled about their ministers. Paul and Apollos were both faithful ministers of Jesus Christ, and contributed to their faith …

Divisions and Wisdom (Part 3 of 8) (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
Though division is ungodly, it is not wrong to make distinctions between churches and ministers. God has made different churches and different ministries …

Divisions and Wisdom (Part 2 of 8) (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
among you; Divisions within a congregation are usually caused by so-called improvements in doctrine, or worship; by forming new schemes of religion, new …

Divisions and Wisdom: Part 1 of 8 (series: Lessons on 1 Cor.) 
JULY 16, 2012 First Corinthians By: Tom Lowe Lesson 2.1: Divisions and Wisdom Scripture 1 Corinthians 1.10-1.17 1 Cor 1.10-17 (KJV) …

Failure of Benjamin: Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
General Notes 1 (Jg. 18:31) “And they set them up Micah’s graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.” In …

Failure of Benjamin: Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
Chapter 2 Failure of Benjamin Judges 1:21 Scripture 21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; …

Genealogy of Jesus Christ Part 2 of 2 (series: Harmony of the Gospels) 
Genealogy of Jesus Christ 23 Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son …

Genealogy of Jesus Christ Part 1 of 2 (series: Harmony of the Gospels) 
Genealogy of Jesus Christ Scriptures (Ruth 4:18-22; 1 Chr. 1:1-14) Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38 (Focal Passage), Luke 3:23-38 (Focal Passage) …

The Content of the Prayer: Part 3 of 3 (series: Harmony of the Gospels) 
The “hope,” of which Paul speaks here, is not to be confused with wishful thinking. It is an assurance of the reality of what we have not yet fully experienced. …

The Content of the Prayer: Part 2 of 3 (series: Harmony of the Gospels) 
Perhaps most of the Ephesians felt diminished and out of favor in the city they had once called home. Their needs were great. But what was the answer? …

Salutation: Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on 2 Corinthians) 
We do not progress to sainthood. But we progress in sainthood. We progress in sainthood in proportion as we sing alleluias for the initial gift of sainthood. …

Salutation: Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on 2 Corinthians) 
Date: 3/15/18 Lesson # 1 Title: Salutation Text: (Philippians 1:1-2) Scripture: (Philippians 1:1-2, NIV) 1 Paul{P1] and Timothy{P2], servants …

Book of Jude Part 16 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
In regard to this passage, quoted from an ancient prophecy, we may remark. 1. That the style bears the marks of its being a quotation, or of its being …

Book of Jude Part 15 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints. Christ’s coming to be the judge of all those who rejected Him was prophesied as early as the …

Book of Jude Part 14 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
wandering stars--Jude describes these false believers as “wandering stars.” Stars provide light and direction. By virtue of their mathematically precise …

Book of Jude Part 13 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
clouds they are without water. They are like clouds without water, appearing to hold the promise of refreshment to the parched countryside, but then carried …

Book of Jude Part 12 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
12 These are spots (metaphor for men who by their conduct damage others morally, wreck them as it were) in your feasts of charity, when they feast with …

Paul Before the Sanhedrin: Part 4 of 4 (Lessons on Acts) 
10 And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go …

Paul Before the Sanhedrin: Part 3 of 4 (Lessons on Acts) 
He had already seen that the council was made up of Pharisees and Sadducees. Pharisees were known for careful adherence to Scripture and were less comfortable …

Paul Before the Sanhedrin: Part 2 of 4 (Lessons on Acts) 
2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. Paul did not attempt to answer specific charges; instead, …

Paul Before the Sanhedrin: Part 1 of 4 (Lessons on Acts) 
April 1, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe …

The Church at Ephesus: Part 5 of 5 (series: Lessons on Revelations) 
If we are overcomers, we will share a full reward; but if we are careless and unconcerned about spiritual things, we will “suffer loss.” Salvation is free …

The Church at Ephesus: Part 4 of 5 (series: Lessons on Revelations) 
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. Christ had added a further commendation (which comes almost …

The Church at Ephesus: Part 3 of 5 (series: Lessons on Revelations) 
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Despite the commendations, Christ had something against this church—they …

The Church at Ephesus: Part 2 of 5 (series: Lessons on Revelations) 
John begins the letter to Ephesus with two descriptions of the Risen Christ: • He holds the seven stars in His right hand. That is to say, Christ holds …

Vision of Christ among the Lampstands: Part 6 of 6 (series: Lessons on Revelation) 
1. if the word does not mean literally “an angel”; if it does not refer to messengers sent to John in Patmos by the churches; and if it does not refer …

Vision of Christ among the Lampstands: Part 5 of 6 (series: Lessons on Revelation) 
19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; “Write the things which thou hast seen,” …

Vision of Christ among the Lampstands: Part 4 of 6 (series: Lessons on Revelation) 
The only difficulty here is in regard to the apparently bizarre depiction of a sword which seemed to come from the mouth. There have been several explanations …

Vision of Christ among the Lampstands: Part 3 of 6 (series: Lessons on Revelation) 
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden …

Vision of Christ among the Lampstands: Part 2 of 6 (series: Lessons on Revelation) 
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, “I was in the Spirit”—this cannot refer to his own spirit, …

A Natural Revelation of God (series: Lessons on Romans) 
(4) A Natural Revelation of God Romans 1:18-20 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, …

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 5 
James began by referring to Peter’s just-completed witness to God’s acceptance of the Gentiles at Cornelius’s home and described it as God’s “taking from …

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Psalm 5: Part 7 of 7 (series: Lessons on Psalms) 
12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous. It is …

Psalm 5: Part 6 of 7 (series: Lessons on Psalms) 
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be …

Psalm 5: Part 5 of 7 (series: Lessons on Psalms) 
They flatter with their tongue. He had referred to the “inward part,” or the “heart,” and to the “throat” as being depraved and evil; now he refers …

Psalm 5: Part 4 of 7 (series: Lessons on Psalms) 
8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness. The …

Psalm 5: Part 3 of 7 (series: Lessons on Psalms) 
“Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.” What does that mean? Are we wrong in telling men that no matter how sinful they are God loves them? We cannot …

Psalm 5: Part 2 of 7 (series: Lessons on Psalms) 
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. My voice shalt thou hear in the …

Psalm 5: Part 1 of 7 (series: Lessons on Psalms) 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 5—Perfect Man in the Midst of Enemies. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. 2 Hearken …

Lesson 1 Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on 1 Thess.) 
First—the local qualifications, “the church of the Thessalonians.” In writing to the Corinthians, Paul addresses his letters, “unto the church of God which …

Lesson 1 Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on 1 Thess.) 
1/20/18 Tom Lowe Lesson 1 Salutation (1 Thessalonians 1:1) (series: Lessons on 1 Thess) Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:1 (NIV) 1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, …

Lesson 1 Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on Colossians) 
“IN CHRIST.” The saints are “in Christ Jesus.” When you put your trust in the Lord Jesus, the Spirit of God comes to dwell in you. The Holy Spirit baptizes …

Lesson 1 Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on Colossians) 
1/18/18 Tom Lowe Lesson 1 Salutation (Colossians 1:1-2) Scripture: Colossians 1:1-2 (NIV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of …

Food for Man and Beast Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on Genesis) 
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. The work of creation …

Food for Man and Beast Part 1 of 2 (series: lessons on Genesis) 
June 11 2013 Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe Lesson I.A.8: Food for Man and Beast. Gen. 1:29-31. (KJV) 29 And God said, Behold, I have …

Thanksgiving Part 4 of 4 (series: Lessons on 1 Co.) 
3 Romans 2:4 (KJV) Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth …

Thanksgiving Part 3 of 4 (series: Lessons on 1 Co.) 
Some will say that they don’t know whether the apostle is talking about the Rapture or the Second Coming (see See 1 Thessalonians 3:1318) ; but …

Thanksgiving Part 2 of 4 (series: Lessons on 1 Co.) 
In everything has the meaning of "in everything that really matters." The Corinthians were of the same status as all of them "that know the truth". Although …

Thanksgiving Part 1 of 4 (series: Lessons on 1 Co.) 
JULY 16, 2012 First Corinthians By: Tom Lowe Lesson 1.2: Thanksgiving Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1.4-1.9 1 Cor 1:4-9 (KJV) 4 I thank my God always …

Failure of Judah Part 8b of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
51(Joshua 14:12) “Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, …

Failure of Judah Part 8a of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
27 (Jos 15.63) “As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with …

Failure of Judah Part 7 of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
6 (Joshua 15:63) “As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with …

Failure of Judah Part 6 of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
Article 1.3: Kenite KENITE, THE, and KENITES (smiths), They inhabited the rocky and desert region between southern Palestine and the mountains of Sinai, …

Failure of Judah Part 5 of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
Here, while on the verge of taking the war to the people who lived in the valleys, the men of Judah failed, and thus spoiled the influence which their …

Failure of Judah Part 4 of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
Threescore and ten kings Kings here means Chieftains, heads of tribes, or military officers in addition to a monarch. So great a number will not appear …

Failure of Judah Part 3 of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
3 And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into …

Failure of Judah Part 2 of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
Article 1.1: The Limits of Early Israelite Control The resistance came from their perennial enemies, the Canaanites. The term 1Canaanites is …

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Failure of Judah Part 1 of 8 (series: Lessons on Judges) 
Chapter 1 Failure of Judah Judges 1:1-1.20 Scripture 1 Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel …

Lesson 4: The Spirit Sealed Believers in their Personal Past Part 2 of 2 (series Lessons 2 of 2) 
14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Let me point out the …

His Concern Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on 2 Co.) 
13 For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end This may be paraphrased …

His Concern Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on 2 Co.) 
Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians Lesson: His Concern. (1:12–14) 2nd Corinthians 1:12-14 (NKJV) 12 For our boasting …

Book of Jude Part 10 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
When contending. This word (διακρινομενος) refers here to an argument or fighting with words—a disagreement. Nothing farther is necessarily implied, …

Book of Jude Part 9 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
These filthy dreamers. The word filthy has been supplied by our translators, but there is no good reason why it should have been introduced. The Greek …

Book of Jude Part 8 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
Some of the sins in Sodom, in addition to homosexuality, were pride, gluttony, laziness, and self-centeredness--"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister …

Received by Revelation Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on Galatians) 
12 FOR I NEITHER RECEIVED IT OF MAN, NEITHER WAS I TAUGHT IT, BUT BY THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST. FOR I NEITHER RECEIVED IT OF MAN, This is very …

Received by Revelation Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on Galatians) 
August 25, 2013 The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians Tom Lowe Chapter II.A Received by Revelation (1:11-12) Galatians 1.11-12 (KJV) …

Creation of Land Animals and Man. Part 5 of 5 (Series: Lessons on Genesis) 
Be fruitful, and multiply, The procreation and nurture of the continuing generations of mankind upon earth is a God-ordained privilege and commandment. …

Creation of Land Animals and Man. Part 4 of 5 (Series: Lessons on Genesis) 
The first man had a habitual conformity of all his natural powers to the will of God. He understood divine things, and there were no errors or mistakes …

Creation of Land Animals and Man. Part 3 of 5 (Series: Lessons on Genesis) 
We understand from this chapter that God is a spirit (see Genesis 1:2), that he thinks, speaks, wills, and acts (see Genesis 1:3-4, etc.). Here, then, …

Creation of Land Animals and Man. Part 2 of 5 (Series: Lessons on Genesis) 
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God …

Creation of Land Animals and Man. Part 1 of 5 (Series: Lessons on Genesis) 
May 28, 2013 Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe PART: I GENERAL HISTORY FROM ADAM TO ABRAHAM—Gen. 1:1-11:9. Lesson I.A.7: Creation of Land Animals …

Denunciation Part 7 of 7 (Series: Lessons on Romans) 
The apostle is saying, if I made it my aim to please men, it would be the chief principle regulating my conduct. The word "yet," as it is used here is …

Denunciation Part 6 of 6 (Series: Lessons on Romans) 
The word "now" is used here, evidently, to express a contrast between his present and his former purpose of life. Before his conversion to Christianity, …

Denunciation Part 5 of 6 (Series: Lessons on Romans) 
If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, The phrase “If any man” expresses a fulfilled condition. Paul is not speaking …

Denunciation Part 4 of 6 (Series: Lessons on Romans) 
Paul does not say that he or a messenger from heaven was likely to preach any other gospel. He merely uses a future hypothetical possibility in order to …

Denunciation Part 3 of 6 (Series: Lessons on Romans) 
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. Which is not another; There is a great variety …

Denunciation Part 2 of 6 (Series: Lessons on Romans) 
into the grace of Christ This clause can also be rendered, "into the covenant of grace which is by Christ." It is the method of salvation which is by …

Denunciation Part 1 of 6 (Series: Lessons on Romans) 
August 17, 2013 The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians Tom Lowe I. Introduction (1:1-10) Chapter I.B Denunciation (1:6-10) Galatians …

The Book of Titus Part 2 (series: Lessons on Titus) 
SALUTATION 1 Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledgment of the truth which …

Jude Verse-by-verse Part 7 (series:Lessons on Jude) 
Under darkness. Alluding probably to those dungeons or dark cells in prisons where the most notorious culprits were confined. The judgment of the great …

Jude Verse-by-verse Part 6 (series:Lessons on Jude) 
6 And the angels which kept not their first *estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment …

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Jude Verse-by-verse Part 5 (series:Lessons on Jude) 
What was before . . . ordained was also "forewritten," namely, in Jude’s prophecy--"But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the …

The Response of the People Part 2 of 2 
At the tribune’s command, Paul was seized and bound and the instrument of torture brought out of its case. Then Paul played his trump card, one kept in …

The Response of the People Part 1 of 2 
March 16, 2016 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe …

Thanksgiving: Part 4 of 4 (series: Lessons on 2 Co.) 
10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, God will deliver his people immediately …

Thanksgiving: Part 3 of 4 (series: Lessons on 2 Co.) 
6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we …

Thanksgiving: Part 2 of 4 (series: Lessons on 2 Co.) 
Paul had a difficult letter to write to the Corinthians. Although they had not been hard-pressed by external persecution, the Corinthian church had gone …

Thanksgiving: Part 1 of 4 (series: Lessons on 2 Co.) 
March 8, 2014 Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians Thanksgiving (1:3–11) 2nd Corinthians 1:3-11 (NKJV) 3 Blessed be …

Salutation Part 6 of 6-series: Lessons on Galatians 
according to the will of God and our Father: This, the apostle informs us, He has done according to the will of God and our Father. In offering himself …

Salutation Part 5 of 6-series: Lessons on Galatians 
This verse proves: 1. That it was entirely voluntary on the part of the Lord Jesus. No one forced him to come; no one could force him to do anything. …

Salutation Part 4 of 6-series: Lessons on Galatians 
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, This greeting is often …

Salutation Part 3 of 6-series: Lessons on Galatians 
It is not quite clear why Paul introduces the resurrection here, but it may have been for one or more of the following reasons: 1. Because it was on his …

Salutation Part 2 of 6-series: Lessons on Galatians 
Paul was an apostle by the express and the immediate operating agent in the call. Not only was the call from God as its ultimate source, but by Christ …

Salutation. Part 1 of 6 [Series; Lessons on Galatians] 
August 10, 2013 The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians Tom Lowe Chapter I.A Salutation (1:1-5) Galatians 1.1-5 (KJV) 1 Paul, …

Lessons on Jude (series) Part 4 
V. Those who have received the doctrine of this common salvation must contend earnestly for it. Earnestly, not furiously. Those who strive for the Christian …

The Temptation of Jesus Part 2 of 2 
First, I want you to Notice that THE TEMPTER ATTACKS WITH AN "IF." Sometimes there is power in a single word! For instance, there can be power in the …

The Temptation of Jesus Part 1 of 2 
5-12-06 Title: The Temptation of Jesus Bible Reading: Matthew 4:1-11 The subject today is the temptation of Jesus, as found in Matthew 4:1-11. …

Paul's Three "I AMs" Part 2 of 2 (series: Lessons on Romans) 
17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” For in it links verse 17 with …

Paul's Three "I AMs" Part 1 of 2 (series: Lessons on Romans) 
Paul's Three "I AMs. (3) Paul’s Three “I Ams” Romans 1:14-17 14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. …

The Son Redeemed Believers in the Historical Past Part 3 of 3 (series: Lessons on Ephesians) 
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, …

The Son Redeemed Believers in the Historical Past Part 2 of 3 (series: Lessons on Ephesians) 
In the book of Leviticus, 10 times the Holy Spirit connects the atonement of the blood with the “forgiveness” of the sinner’s sins. Jehovah God knows no …

The Son Redeemed Believers in the Historical Past Part 1 of 3 (series: Lessons on Ephesians) 
Commentary on the Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 12/21/16 Lesson 3: The Son Redeemed Believers in the Historical Past (1:7-12) Ephesians …

Address Part 3 of 3 (series: Lessons on 1 Co.) 
grace to you, and peace: by "grace" is not meant ministerial gifts, which are not common to all the saints; or the Gospel, which was at Rome already; …

Address Part 2 of 3 (series: Lessons on 1 Co.) 
It may perhaps appear strange that Paul would give the name of a Church of God to a multitude of persons that were infested with so many faults, so much …

Address Part 1 of 3 (series: Lessons on 1 Co.) 
Lesson 1.1: Address Scripture 1 Corinthians 1.1-1.3 1 Cor 1:1-3 (KJV) 1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and …

Pre-fleshly State of Christ Part 9 of 9 [series: Harmony of the Gospels] 
13 (Acts 19:3) “And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” When the apostle raised the question …

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Pre-fleshly State of Christ Part 8 of 9 [series: Harmony of the Gospels] 
Closing Comments God chose Israel and they were His covenant people. They had the Scriptures that told of the birth of the Messiah and of His mission. …

Pre-fleshly State of Christ Part 7 of 9 [series: Harmony of the Gospels] 
The phrase grace for grace speaks of the freeness of this grace; it is grace for grace’ sake. We receive grace, not for our sakes, but only because it …

Pre-fleshly State of Christ Part 6 of 9 [series: Harmony of the Gospels] 
When John said, “We beheld His glory,” he was referring primarily, to the moral glory of the Lord Jesus. He and the other disciples beheld the wonder of …

Pre-fleshly State of Christ Part 5 of 9 [series: Harmony of the Gospels] 
2. The true Christian’s dignity and privilege are twofold:—First, The privilege of adoption, which makes them into one of God’s children: to them …

Pre-fleshly State of Christ Part 4 of 9 [series: Harmony of the Gospels] 
9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. Alternate Translation (RSV): The true light that enlightens every …

Psalm 4—Talking To God And Men Part 4 of 4 (series: Lessons of Psalms) 
The favor of God, and his approval, are absolutely necessary to the happiness of mankind. The displeasure of our Maker includes in it the utmost distress …

Psalm 4—Talking To God And Men Part 3 of 4 (series: Lessons of Psalms) 
And be still. When we are lying on our beds and it is dark and quiet it may feel as if we have retired from the world, and that is usually the best …

Psalm 4—Talking To God And Men Part 2 of 4 (series: Lessons of Psalms) 
The wicked run after vanity. The lure of gold and the glitter of honor is, to the men of sin, a sweet morsel. The true Christian prefers to go outside …

Psalm 4—Talking To God And Men Part 1 of 4 (series: Lessons of Psalms) 
Psalm 4—talking To God And Men Scripture: Psalms 4:1-8 Friday, December 27, 2013 Tom Lowe 1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: …

Genealogy of Jesus Christ Part 3 of 9 (series: Harmony of the Gospels) 
Part 3 Article #2-Gnostics Gnosticism, a dualistic heresy that reached its full strength in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A. D., regarded the spiritual …

Fishes and Fowls Created Part 3 of 3 (Genesis Series) 
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And God blessed them, …

Fishes and Fowls Created Part 2 of 3 (Genesis Series) 
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl …

Fishes and Fowls Created Part 1 of 3 (Genesis Series) 
May 24, 2013 Commentary on the Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe Lesson I.A.6: Fishes and Fowls Created. Gen. 1:20-23. (KJV) …

Greetings and Doxology Part 3 of 3 (Revelation Series) 
We see here that Jesus has done two things for us: He has given us royalty. Through Him we may become the true sons of God; and, if we are sons of …

Greetings and Doxology Part 2 of 3 (Revelation Series) 
5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has …

Greetings and Doxology Part 1 of 3 (Revelation Series) 
Date: 3-15-2015 Book of Revelation By: Tom Lowe …

The Heavenly Bodies Made to Give Light and to Serve as Signs. Part 3 of 3  
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And God set them in the firmament of the heaven He not only ordered …

The Heavenly Bodies Made to Give Light and to Serve as Signs. Part 2 of 3  
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God made two …

The Heavenly Bodies Made to Give Light and to Serve as Signs. Part 1 of 3  
May 17, 2013 Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe PART: I GENERAL HISTORY FROM ADAM TO ABRAHAM—Gen. 1:1-11:9. Topic #A: An Account of Creation. Gen. 1:1-2:7. …

Book of Jude Part 3 (series: Lessons on Jude) 
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. Jude wishes mercy, peace, and love for his readers. The greeting is especially suited to those …

Paul's Defense Part 4 of 4 
17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance; 18 And saw him saying unto me, …

Paul's Defense Part 3 of 4 
The designation “Lord” would not at first have had the significance that it later had for the apostle, but he now fell into the Christian use of the title …

Paul's Defense Part 2 of 4 
“Yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, …

Paul's Defense Part 1 of 4 
February 26, 2016 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: IV.E.3: …

The Suffering Messiah Part 2 of 2 
What's more, verses 17-18 give a picture of the brutal beating at Pilate’s court and the casting of lots for His garments. The last desperate cry for help …

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The Suffering Messiah Part 1 of 2 
3-26--05 Title: The Suffering Messiah Text: (Psalm 22) Introduction Of all the psalms dealing with the Lord’s great desire to save lost …

The Book of Jude Lesson 2 (Jude Series) 
Jude was almost certainly the apostle, who was *surnamed Thaddeus and Lebbeus; he was the son of Alpheus, and the brother of James the less, Joses, and …

The Peace of Christmas Part 2 of 2 
The peace of Christ gives you the confidence to say, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called …

The Peace of Christmas Part 1 of 2 
12-03-05 Title: The Peace of Christmas Text: (Micah 5:1-5) Call to Worship: Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all …

Paul's Personal Greeting (Romans series) Part 2 of 2 
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: It was through Jesus Christ our Lord that …

Paul’s Personal Greeting Part 1 of 2 (Romans Series)  
(1) Paul’s Personal Greeting Romans 1:1-7 1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God Paul …

Lesson 2: A Sentence Begun in Eternity Part 4 of 4 (Ephesians series) 
“…which he has freely given us in the One he loves.” This expression, “in the One he loves” is translated “in the Beloved” in the RSV. “The Beloved” is …

Lesson 2: A Sentence Begun in Eternity Part 3 of 4 (Ephesians series) 
We can make a similar mistake with election—we rush to our own conclusions before seeing how the Scriptures unfold the truth and its implications. It is …

Lesson 2: A Sentence Begun in Eternity Part 2 of 4 (Ephesians series) 
The only way any man can please God is in Christ. If you ever hear God the Father say, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” It will only be because …

Lesson 2: A Sentence Begun in Eternity Part 1 of 4 (Ephesians series) 
Commentary on the Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 11/30/16 Lesson 2: A Sentence Begun in Eternity (1:3-6) Ephesians 1:3-6 (NIV) 3 Praise …

Introduction to 1st Corinthians Chapter 1 
JULY 15, 2012 Commentary on First Corinthians By: Tom Lowe Introduction to 1st Corinthians Chapter 1 A SALUTATION AND THANKSGIVING. 1:1-9 …

Psalm 3 (Part 3 of 3) (series: Lessons on Psalms) 
Strike all my enemies on the jaw. “Arise, O Lord . . . For You have struck all my enemies”: David’s mind was both on what he trusted God to do (Save me, …

Psalm 3 (Part 2 of 3) [series: Lessons on Psalms] 
5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. 6 I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side. …

Psalm 3 (Part 1 of 3) 
Tom Lowe Psalm 3 Title: A Psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom. 1 O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! 2 …

Pre-fleshly State of Christ Part 2 [series: Harmony of the Gospels] 
He that undertook to bring us to God (1 Pet. 3:18)7 was himself from eternity with God; so that this grand affair of man’s reconciliation to God …

Dry Land, Seas, and Vegetation Part 2 of 2 (Genesis Series) 
The products of this upstart earth were now ready for man and beast, but they would not appear on the scene until the sixth day. The Lord also provided …

Dry Land, Seas, and Vegetation Part 1 of 2 (Genesis Series) 
May 10, 2013 Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe Lesson I.A.4: Dry Land, Seas, and Vegetation. Gen. 1:9-13. (KJV) 9 And God said, Let the waters …

Prophecy and Proclamation Part 2 of 2 [Revelation Series] 
“All peoples on earth will mourn because of him”—both Jews and Gentiles—will weep because of Him. They “will mourn8” because they know they …

Prophecy and Proclamation Part 1 of 2 Revelation Series 
Commentary on the Book of Revelation By: Tom Lowe …

A Warning to Believers Part 3 of 3 
If you put your trust in Jesus Christ, there are some who will say you have made an assumption. Let them say what they want. If you take the promises of …

A Warning to Believers Part 2 of 3 
There are many men in this day and age who seem to spend their time on nothing else than inventing new theories, and inventing new systems, and gutting …

A Warning to Believers Part 1 of 3 
9-13-04 Title: A Warning to Believers Text: "Let no man beguile you of your reward."-- Colossians 2:18 I have seen in my own life and in the …

A Firmament Made. [Series; Lessons on Genesis] 
May 7, 2013 Commentary on the Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe PART: I GENERAL HISTORY FROM ADAM TO ABRAHAM—Gen. 1:1-11:9. Topic #A: An Account of Creation. …

Psalm 2 Part 1 of 6 (Series; Lessons on Psalms) 
12-1-13 Tom Lowe Psalm 2 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers …

Pre-fleshly State of Christ Part 1 of 9 (Series, Harmony of the Gospels) 
Pre-fleshly State of Christ Scriptures: (Hebrews 1:1-14) John 1:1-1 John 1:1-18 (NKJV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with …

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Lessons in Jude (series) Part 2 
*(Surnamed) Somebody’s family name: the name that identifies somebody as belonging to a particular family and that he or she has in common with other members …

ARRESTED BY THE JEWS Part 3 of 3 (Acts Series) 
34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried …

ARRESTED BY THE JEWS Part 2 of 3 (Acts Series) 
There is some question whether the warnings are of a common ancient taboo type, i.e., a warning that the divinity will strike down any violator. From …

ARRESTED BY THE JEWS Part 1 of 3 (Acts Series) 
February 11, 2016 Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Topic #IV: The Church Advancing to the End of the Earth (Acts 13-28) …

The Darkness Terminated Part 2 of 2 (Gen. series) 
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Whatever the light was, “God saw the light, that it was good.” …

THE DARKNESS TERMINATED Part 1 of 2 (Gen. series) 
May 3, 2013 Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe PART: I GENERAL HISTORY FROM ADAM TO ABRAHAM—Gen. 1:1-11:9. Topic #A: An Account of Creation. Gen. 1:1-2:7. …

Prologue and Blessings Part 3 of 3 (Rev. series) 
The angel sent by God is unnamed. He is simply referred to as “His angel.” The order of the Revelation is from God, to Christ—then by Christ’s angel to …

Prologue and Blessings Part 2 of 3 (Rev. series) 
This book is the revelation of Jesus Christ. God gave the revelation of His plan to Jesus Christ (see also John 1:18; 5:19-23; 12:49; 17:8). Jesus Christ, …

Prologue and Blessings Part 1 of 3 (Rev. series) 
Book of Revelation By: Tom Lowe …

Lesson s in Jude (series) Part 1 
THE BOOK OF JUDE Jude is concerned with apostasy. Even in his day, the church was already being infiltrated by religious Quislings, men who posed …

The New Heart Part 3 of 3 
Now, allow me to tell you about my struggle with the Holy Spirit. I must confess I would never have been saved, if I could have helped it. I rebelled …

The New Heart Part 2 of 3 
You may have seen a man who is an enemy of God that’s proud of his honesty, and yet he is robbing God. Or a man that’s proud of his chastity, and yet …

The New Heart Part 1 of 3 
8-4-05 The New Heart "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, …

Introduction to Titus Part 1 (series) 
Introduction “This is a short epistle, but it contains such a quintessence of Christian doctrine, and is composed in such a masterly manner, that it contains …

Introduction To Judges (series) 
INTRODUCTION The book bears the fitting name Judges, which refers to unique leaders God gave to His people for their preservation against their enemies. …

Paul's Personal Greeting (Romans series) Part 2 of 2 
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: It was through Jesus Christ our Lord that …

Paul's Personal Greeting (Romans series) Part 1 of 2 
(1) Paul’s Personal Greeting Romans 1:1-7 1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God …

Lesson 1: Dear Ephesians (Ephesians series) Part 3 of 3 
“Peace” is the Old Testament’s “shalom”—not just a feeling of quiet, but the well-being of our whole lives. The word denotes wholeness, soundness, or …

Lesson 1: Dear Ephesians (Ephesians series) Part 2 of 3 
Thus Paul—the littlest one—was enabled to fulfill his calling. He had a deep consciousness that it was God, not man, nor even his own aspirations that …

Lesson 1: Dear Ephesians (Ephesians series) Part 1 of 3 
Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 11/7/16 …

Introduction to 1st Corinthians (1 Corinthians series) Part 2 of 2 
CULTURE Corinth exceeded all the cities of the world, for the splendor and magnificence of its public buildings, such as temples, palaces, theatres, …

Introduction to 1st Corinthians (1 Corinthians series) Part 1 
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS INTRODUCTION The city of Corinth was famous for its wealth and bustling business community, …

The Beginning (Genesis Series) Part 3 of 3 
There is one view of these two verses that I do not ascribe to, but it is accepted and promoted by some preachers of the Word. This view describes an earth …

The Beginning (Genesis Series) Part 2 of 3 
In this verse, important statements concerning God’s nature and character are implied; statements which refute at least six fundamental heresies. First, …

The Beginning (Genesis Series) Part 1 of 3 
April 24, 2013 Book of Genesis By: Tom Lowe Lesson I.A.1: The Beginning. Scripture: Gen. 1:1, 2. Genesis 1.1, 2 (KJV) 1 In the beginning God …

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Salutation Part 3 of 3 (series) 
Paul commonly called Christians saints. The Greek word for saints means “those set apart” or “holy ones.” That is, Christians are set apart from evil and …

Salutation Part 2 of 3 (series) 
And Timothy our brother. Timothy was Paul’s assistant. He had grown up in Lystra, a city in the province of Galatia. Paul had visited Galatia on his first …

Salutation. Part 1 of 3 [Series] 
March 1, 2014 Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians I.A. Salutation. (1:1–2) 2nd Corinthians 1:1-2 (NKJV) 1 Paul, an apostle …

INTRODUCTION TO PAUL’S EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS (Series) 
INTRODUCTION TO PAUL’S EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS Author The apostle Paul wrote the Epistle to the Romans. Paul, who at birth received the Jewish …

Psalm 1 Part 3 of 3 [Series: Preaching Psalms] 
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in …

Psalm 1 Part 2 of 3  
Many people think that if they clean up their lives a little, that is all that is necessary. But notice “his delight is in the law of the LORD.” The delight …

Psalm 1 Part 1 of 3 
11-10-13 Tom Lowe Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth …

Luke's Introduction to the Gospels Part 2 of 2 
The Gospel is the “Good News” of Jesus Christ; that He died to redeem humankind, that He was buried and that He rose from the dead. Believing in this …

Luke’s Introduction to the Gospels Part 1 
Series: Harmony of the Gospels Lesson: Luke’s Introduction to the Gospels Scriptures (Acts 1:1) Luke 1:1-4 Luke wrote both Acts, and of course, …

The Management of Pain Part 2 of 2 
When you pray for relief from the pain that plagues your body and seemingly there is no answer, what will you do? You will not be able to ignore the pain, …

The Management of Pain Part 1 of 2 
5 February 2006 Title: The Management of Pain Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Introduction: …

Welcomed by Brethren Part 4 of 4 
25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written{9] and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from …

Welcomed by Brethren Part 3 of 4 
22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come. It is evident that the Jewish church in Jerusalem …

Welcomed by Brethren Part 2 of 4 
19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. On an earlier occasion—at …

Welcomed by Brethren Part 1 of 4 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe …

THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU Part 2 of 2 
The first component is: THE LORD BLESS YOU. “Bless” is a common Old Testament word, occurring about 415 times. It implied life, health, and prosperity. …

THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU Part 1 of 2 
12-10-05 Title: THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU Text: “The LORD bless you and keep you.” (Numbers 6:24) Call to Worship: Behold, bless the …

The Great White Throne Part 3 of 3 
The second book opened will be the Bible. John 12:48 says, “…the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” This Bible I hold …

The Great White Throne Part 2 of 3 
2. The Judge Verse 11 also mentioned, “Him that sat on it.” Who is this Judge of the Universe? It’s not the Father. How do I know? Well, just listen …

The Great White Throne Part 1 of 3 
8-11-05 The Great White Throne Revelation 20:11-15 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the …

Paul's Words at Miletus With the Ephesian Elders Part 5 of 5 
Notice that the leaders, no less than the rest of the congregation, are subject to the authority of God’s message (the Scriptures). The reference to …

Paul's Words at Miletus With the Ephesian Elders Part 4 of 5 
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Here he seems to draw from the “watchman” analogy of Ezekiel 33:1-6. The watchman …

Paul's Words at Miletus With the Ephesian Elders Part 3 of 5 
The description of the Gospel could hardly be more “Pauline” than as stated in this verse. It is to repent, to turn from one’s former life to God and …

Paul's Words at Miletus With the Ephesian Elders Part 2 of 5 
Of all Paul’s speeches in Acts, the “Miletus” address has the most in common with Paul’s epistles. There are many parallels both in wording and in general …

Paul's Words at Miletus with the Ephesian Elders Part 1 of 5 
November 28, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: IV.D.6: Paul's Words at Miletus with the …

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THE GLORY OF GOD’S LAW Part 2 of 2 
In verse 7 we are told, “Whatever comes from God is perfect.” The law cannot save us, because it is perfect and we are not. We cannot measure up to it, …

THE GLORY OF GOD’S LAW Part 1 of 2 
2-26-05 TITLE: THE GLORY OF GOD’S LAW Text: Psalm 19 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 2 Day unto …

Paul's Sermon & Healing at Troas Part 3 of 3 
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. “And Paul went down, and fell on him, …

Paul's Sermon & Healing at Troas [Part 1 of 3] 
November 11, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: IV.D.5: …

The Five B’s of Purity Part 2 of 2 
AND THIRD, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DESIRE. Judges 14:1–2 tells us that Delilah wasn’t the only woman Sampson was involved with: Samson went down to Timnah, …

The Father’s House Part 3 of 3 
I began tossing this parable over in my mind. I tried to imagine possible endings to the story, since the Bible doesn’t say how things turned out. At first, …

The Father’s House Part 2 of 3 
The wise person accepts that truth and lives his or her life accordingly. The foolish person insists on putting that truth to the test by means of experience …

The Father’s House Part 1 of 3 
May 6, 2006 The Father’s House …

Three Months in Greece Part 3 of 3 
5 These going before tarried for us at Troas. It is not clear from verse 5 whether this whole company of delegates traveled on to Troas ahead of Paul. …

Three Months in Greece Part 1 of 3 
October 17, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: IV.D.4: …

The Deliverer from Sin Part 2 of 2 
I want to say next that THE INDWELLING SPIRIT IS GOD’S PLEDGE OF OUR FINAL AND COMPLETE REDEMPTION. In Romans 7, Paul describes a person who finds …

The Deliverer from Sin Part 1 of 2 
11-07-03 Title: The Deliverer from Sin Bible Reading: (Romans 8:31-39) 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can …

"THE CRAFTSMAN AT GOD’S SIDE" Part 2 of 2 
In 1989, on a routine flight from Chicago, an airplane’s middle engine fell apart. Pieces of the blade flew through the air, cutting the plane’s hydraulic …

"THE CRAFTSMAN AT GOD’S SIDE" Part 1 of 2 
March 28, 2006 "THE CRAFTSMAN AT GOD’S SIDE" Proverbs 8:22-8:31 22 “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of …

Paul's Statement of His Plans: Jerusalem & Rome 
September 17, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: Paul's Statement …

The Command to Love Part 2 of 2 
The last word for love is Agape. Agape is self-giving, Christlike love. This is the type of love found in John 3:16. It is the love God had for us when …

The Command to Love Part 1 of 2 
3-22-05 Text: “This I command you, to love one another.” (John 15:17 RSV) Bible Reading: John 15:12-17 Introduction Among the great …

A Summary Report of the Church in Asia 
September 4, 2015 Lesson: IV.D.3.f: (Acts 19:20) Acts 19:20 (KJV) 20. So mightily …

The Calling of a Tax Collector Part 2 of 2 
I don’t know if the scribes asked Jesus these types of silly questions, but they sure could criticize. But, Jesus handles criticism better than we do. …

The Calling of a Tax Collector Part 1 of 2 
The Calling of a Tax Collector Luke 5:27-5:32 Introduction Today, we are going to look at Jesus’ invitation to a tax collector by the name …

Take Time to Listen When You Pray, Part 2 of 2 
The second thing I want to say is, “Some misconceptions regarding prayer may lead to disappointment and skepticism.” We should not think of prayer …

Take Time to Listen When You Pray, Part 1 of 2 
2-22-05 Title: Take Time to Listen When You Pray Text: “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray …

Seven Sons of Sceva Part 3 of 3 
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and …

Seven Sons of Sceva Part 2 of 3 
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. “A Jewish chief priest” is a better rendering than “CHIEF …

Seven Sons of Sceva Part 1 of 3 
July 31, 2015 Acts of the Apostles …

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STRONG FAITH IN A FAITHFUL GOD Part 2 of 2 
I am at the age when I think I can see the end of my life coming up, and I think about dying more than I used to. Unless the Lord comes before my term …

STRONG FAITH IN A FAITHFUL GOD Part 1 of 2 
Text: "I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me." (Psalm 57:2) DAVID was in the cave of Adullam. He had fled from …

God Confirming Paul's Message by Miracles Part 2 of 2 
SO THAT FROM HIS BODY WERE BROUGHT UNTO THE SICK HANDKERCHIEFS OR APRONS. The word for “BODY” here is one of Luke’s medical words. It is the usual word …

God Confirming Paul's Message by Miracles Part 1 of 2 
July 8, 2015 Acts of the Apostles Acts 11-12 (KJV) 11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that from his body …

Signs of Salvation Part 3 of 3 
A LONGING FOR CHRISTS RETURN In 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, Paul wrote, “How ye turned to God from your idols to serve the True and living God, and to …

Signs of Salvation Part 2 of 3 
LOVE FOR GOD’S PEOPLE That is certainly a crystal-clear sign of salvation. We are not saved by loving our brothers and sisters in Christ, but when …

Signs of Salvation Part 1 of 3 
5-17-05 Introduction It’s very important for us to know whether or not we are saved. For one thing, there are eternal issues at stake, and for …

Sarah - Lady in Waiting Part 2 of 2 
Sarah made the mistake of not believing that God could use her for great and mighty things. Sarah made the mistake of not believing that God would give …

Sarah - Lady in Waiting Part 1 of 2 
May 2005 Hebrews 12:1-12:2 Today, I want to talk about one of those “Heroes of the Faith” that Paul talks about in Hebrews. In Hebrews 12:1, …

In the Synagogue & School of Tyrannus Part 2 of 2 
9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, …

In the Synagogue & School of Tyrannus Part 1 of 2 
June 26, 2015 Acts of the Apostles Acts 13:8-10 Acts 19:8-10 (KJV) 8 And he went into the synagogue, …

The Twelve Men Part 4 of 4 
In the first place, these men were Jews, and tongues was a Jewish sign. Everywhere the gift of tongues is mentioned in Acts, Jews are in the picture. …

The Twelve Men Part 3 of 4 
Paul’s statement in verse 4 is the critical point. John’s “baptism” was a “baptism” of repentance, preparatory to the coming of the Messiah. John’s entire …

The Twelve Men Part 2 of 4 
These disciples were probably in much the same situation as Apollos had been, having been “instructed in the way of the Lord” up to a point (18:251), …

The Twelve Men Part 1 of 4 
June 14, 2015 Acts of the Apostles …

Samson: Dealing with Fatal Flaws Part 3 of 3 
2. HE TOYED WITH TEMPTATION. The Philistine rulers, who know all about Samson’s fatal flaw, come up with a plan. Verse 5 tells us that 5 of these governors …

Samson: Dealing with Fatal Flaws Part 2 of 3 
6. HE IGNORED HIS WEAKNESSES. Now the time has come for the wedding. We pick up the story in verse 11 on day one of the seven-day wedding feast. Samson …

Samson: Dealing with Fatal Flaws Part 1 of 3 
8-9-05 Samson: Dealing with Fatal Flaws Judges 13:1-16:31 Today, we’re going to focus on Samson and the fatal flaws in his character and perhaps …

Apollos Goes from Ephesus to Corinth Part 3 of 3 
27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which …

Apollos Goes from Ephesus to Corinth Part 2 of 3 
25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing …

Apollos Goes from Ephesus to Corinth Part 1 of 3 
June 2, 2015 Acts of the Apostles Acts 18:24-28 (KJV) 24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty …

Moses’ Disobedience Keeps Him from Entering the Promised Land 
Numbers 20:1-12 We are only told about a few incidents that happened during the forty years Israel was in the wilderness. What we do know makes …

Paul in Galatia and Phrygia  
May 21, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Acts 18:23 (KJV) …

Manoah Part 2 of 2 
LESSON 2 - WE MUST BE OBEDIENT TO GOD’S WILL, REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE MIGHT THINK OF IT! The next three verses tell us: 1 And Samson went down to …

Manoah Part 1 of 2 
6 September 2005 Judges 13, 14 Samson was one of the last judges to appear in Israel. Despite the fact that he was gifted with extraordinary …

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Paul in Ephesus en route to Antioch of Syria Part 3 of 3 
22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch. And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, …

Paul in Ephesus en route to Antioch of Syria Part 2 of 3 
20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not; They were apparently interested in what he had to say, because he …

Paul in Ephesus en route to Antioch of Syria Part 1 of 3 
May 8, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe …

Living at the Right Hand of God! Part 2 of 2 
The Psalmist stated in Psalm 16:11,"Thou will show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” …

Living at the Right Hand of God! Part 1 of 2 
May 1, 2006 Psalm 44:1-8 Did you ever notice that the Bible always talks about the right hand of God; never the left? Why is that? Well, I can’t …

Paul Charged by the Jews: Part 3 of 3 
1 Gallio was born in Spain, and later taken to Rome by his father during the reign of Tiberius and educated for a diplomat’s career. He was the …

Paul Charged by the Jews: Part 2 of 3 
15 But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters. Gallio seems to have used a …

Paul Charged by the Jews: Part 1 of 3 
April 26, 2015 Acts of the Apostles …

Lessons From the Outsiders: Part 2 of 2 
2. THE CENTURION The centurion was an outsider because he was a Gentile. Worse than that, he was a commanding officer in the occupying army of the Romans. …

Lessons from the Outsiders: Part 1 of 2 
August 25, 2005 Matthew 8:1-8:17 Magicians and power-lifters sure are fun to watch. They can do some pretty cool stuff, like cutting people …

Paul's Work at the House of Crispus & Justus: Part 2 of 2 
9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: 10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set …

Paul's Work at the House of Crispus & Justus: Part 1 of 2 
April 15, 2015 Acts of the Apostles Acts 18:7-11 (KJV) 7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's …

Jesus Baptized 
Jordan River Jesus Baptized (Psalms 2:7) Matthew 3:3-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-23, John 1:29-34 Water baptism does not save you, but every believer …

Paul's Work in the Synagogue: Part 2 of 2 
3 And because he was of the same craft5, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. Paul mentioned working …

Paul's Work in the Synagogue: Part 1 of 2  
April 3, 2015 Acts of the Apostles Acts 18:1-6 (KJV) 1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 2 And found a certain …

IT WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN! Part 2 of 2 
According to Jewish teaching, the Holy Spirit had two supreme functions. First, the Holy Spirit brought God’s truth to men; the Holy Spirit was God’s …

IT WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN! Part 1 of 2 
27 February 2000 Matthew 12:31-12:32 I am going …

The Work in Athens: Part 6 of 6 
Only one course was open—repentance, a complete turnabout from their false worship and a turning to God. The concept of repentance must have sounded strange …

The Work in Athens: Part 5 of 6 
The rise and fall of nations, like the coming and going of the tides, is not determined by man, but is under God’s control. It was God who first determined …

The Work in Athens: Part 4 of 6 
Paul knew this unknown God. As a Jew, he had known Him, by means of His inspired Word, since his earliest boyhood days. He had known Him as Elohim, …

The Work in Athens: Part 3 of 6 
This hill was located beneath the Acropolis and above the Agora. From ancient times a court met there that decided on civil and criminal cases and it …

The Work in Athens: Part 2 of 6 
For all it had going for it, Greek civilization was spiritually bankrupt. They populated Mount Olympus with gods made in the image and likeness of men. …

The Work in Athens: Part 1 of 6 
March 21, 2015 Acts of the Apostles …

I SAW ESAU: Part 2 of 2 
Folks, the real problem here is why God would say that He loved these people, Israel. But let’s understand one thing: God never said this until Jacob and …

I SAW ESAU: Part 1 of 2 
Obadiah 1:1-1:6 1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom: We have heard tidings from the Lord, and a messenger has been …

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The Work in Berea: Part 1 of 2 
March 11, 2015 Acts of the Apostles Acts 17:10-14 (KJV) 10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On …

Pain and Suffering?: Part 3 of 3 
How will you handle trouble? Will it bring you closer to God? Will it turn you away from God? Will it turn you against God? There are several suggestions …

Pain and Suffering?: Part 2 of 3 
Verse 5, has this to say about his position as a priest in his home and his love for his children: “So it was, when the days of feasting had run their …

Pain and Suffering?: Part 1 of 3 
25 January 2006 Scripture Reading: Job 1:13-22 This evening I am going to talk about pain and suffering and how to face trouble, because from …

The Work at Thessalonica: Part 4 of 4 
1 Amphipolis was also called “Nine Ways,” which name suggests its importance both strategically and commercially. Most cities are built on the …

The Work at Thessalonica: Part 3 of 4 
6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down …

The Work at Thessalonica: Part 2 of 4 
3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. …

The Work at Thessalonica: Part 1 of 4 
February 27, 2015 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Acts 17:1-9 (KJV) 1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they …

Hearing From God In A Crisis: Part 2 of 2 
2. FOLLOW GOD’S WORD: FIRST YOU FOCUS, THEN YOU FOLLOW. This man heard the Word—then heeded the Word. Jesus’ response to the man’s need was to say, "I …

Hearing From God In A Crisis: Part 1 of 2 
16 October 2005 John 4:46-4:54 46 In the course of his journey through Galilee, he arrived at the town of Cana, where he had turned the water …

The Work in Philippi: Part 14 of 14 
40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed. The …

The Work in Philippi: Part 13 of 14 
Humbling the City Magistrates (16:35-40) 35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. 36 And the keeper of the …

The Work in Philippi: Part 12 of 14 
33a And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes. The witness to Christ was primary and took precedence over everything else. …

The Work in Philippi: Part 11 of 14 
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. The jailer’s prisoners had not escaped; and when Paul looked …

The Work in Philippi: Part 10 of 14 
Converting a Jailer’s Household (16:25-34; KJV) 25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 …

The Work in Philippi: Part 9 of 14 
PAUL AND SILAS SENTENCED 22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. …

The Work in Philippi: Part 8 of 14 
A SAVING GOSPEL 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to …

The Work in Philippi: Part 7 of 14 
Healing a Possessed Servant Girl (16:16-24; KJV) 16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination …

The Work in Philippi: Part 6 of 14 
PAUL AND SILAS SENTENCED 22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. …

The Work in Philippi: Part 5 of 14 
A SAVING GOSPEL 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to …

The Work in Philippi: Part 4 of 14 
Healing a Possessed Servant Girl (16:16-24; KJV) 16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination …

The Work in Philippi: Part 3 of 14 
Hospitality was probably the most notable thing about her. Hospitality has always been one of the human graces. Together with clothing the naked, feeding …

The Work in Philippi: Part 2 of 14 
The “place of prayer” was by a small river, probably the Gangas (or, Gangites), which lies about a mile and a quarter from the city gates. The Romans …

The Work in Philippi: Part 1 of 14 
January 28, 2015 Acts of the Apostles …

He Did It for Us: Part 2 of 2 
Jesus tells him, he would have no power if it was not given from above. After that Pilate looked for ways to free Jesus, but everything he tried failed. …

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He Did It for Us: Part 1 of 2 
John 19:1-19:20 The trial and crucifixion of Jesus is a story …

From Galatia To Mysia To Troas: Part 3 of 3 
10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the …

From Galatia To Mysia To Troas: Part 2 of 3 
8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. The missionary group must have been thoroughly perplexed as they were led away from the cities of Bithynia …

From Galatia To Mysia To Troas: Part 1 of 3 
January 22, 2015 Acts of the Apostles Scripture (Acts 16:6-10; KJV) 6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and region of Galatia, and …

Going Away Empty-hearted: Part 2 of 2 
Maybe there are people like that here today. You want to believe, but there’s just too much history. You’ve got too much pain – you think you are a worse …

Going Away Empty-hearted: Part 1 of 2 
7 October 2005 John 20:1-20:18 INTRODUCTION Let me start out with a situation for you this morning. Every day, a gentleman went to …

A Perfect Heart: Part 2 of 2 
Trust is much more than submissive acceptance! It is active belief! Some Christians have made our Lord out to be some kind of cosmic fire-and-rescue …

Paul/Timothy in S. Galatia To Deliver Council's Decrees: Part 2 of 2 
4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. Now …

Paul/Timothy in S. Galatia To Deliver Council's Decrees: Part 1 of 2 
January 16, 2015 Acts of the Apostles Scripture (Acts 16:1-5; KJV) 1 Then he came to Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was …

God’s Essential Musts: Part 3 of 3 
WE MUST SUFFER Paul was making a tour of the churches where he had preached. Many people in those churches had suffered hardships and persecution because …

God’s Essential Musts: Part 2 of 3 
WE MUST BELIEVE In Hebrews 11:6, we are told, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and …

God’s Essential Musts: Part 1 of 3 
5-25-05 Introduction This lesson is a very important one. We are going to look at some of the things that God says “MUST.” And when God says MUST …

Paul and Barnabas Disagree on John Mark: Part 2 of 3 
So when Barnabas made his proposal, that Mark accompany them as he had on their first mission (13:5), Paul was instantly filled with negative thoughts, …

Paul and Barnabas Disagree on John Mark: Part 1 of 3 
January 6, 2015 Scripture (Acts 15:36-41; KJV) 36 And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every …

Get On Your Feet: Part 2 of 2 
The doctor’s office is a really neat place, it's full of people who are sick, or at least think they are. It's like the guy who called the doctor and said, …

Get On Your Feet: Part 1 of 2 
Saturday, May 20, 2006 Get On Your Feet Acts 3:1-3:11 (NRSV) …

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 9 
35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also. Verse 35 concludes the narrative …

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 8 
30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle: 31 Which when they …

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 7 
There is some uncertainty as to how the word “brethren” relates to the rest of the phrase in “verse 23”, but the NIV is probably right to take it as standing …

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 6 
1 The rabbis saw the Torah not as an instrument of enslavement but as a yoke that bound them to God’s will. It was a gift of his mercy. 2

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 4 
9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. The fact that they had received the Spirit just as Peter and the Jewish …

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 3 
1 Western text—the main characteristic of the Western text is a love of paraphrase: "Words and even clauses are changed, omitted, and inserted with …

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 2 
2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, …

The Problem: Those from Syrian Antioch: Part 1 
December 7, 2014 Acts 15:1-35 1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner …

Enemies of the Family: Part 2 of 2 
ENEMY #4 IS CARELESSNESS. Ephesians 6:4 states—“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction …

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Enemies of the Family: Part 1 of 2 
9-12-03 Text: Ephesians 5:1-6:4 Introduction How do Christians walk? We walk in love, as Christ taught us to walk. Paul wrote this to the Ephesian …

The Return to and Stay at Antioch: Part 2 of 2 
Paul and Barnabas had themselves experienced persecution on this trip in almost every city where they witnessed. They reminded the Christians that this …

The Return to and Stay at Antioch: Part 1 of 2 
December 1, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Scripture (Acts 14:20b-28; KJV) 20b and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. 21 And when they …

Don’t Be Late! Part 2 of 2 
The first two reasons for why we believe in Jesus is “He becomes sin for us” and “He becomes our salvation.” And the third and final reason for why we …

Don’t Be Late! Part 1 of 2 
29 September 2005 John 3:14-3:21 We will find in John 3:14-21 three reasons for why we believe in Jesus. And these three reasons are the three …

Lystra: A Lame Man Healed & the Reaction Part 4 
Scripture (Acts 14:19-20a; KJV) Part 4 19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, …

Lystra: A Lame Man Healed & the Reaction Part 3b 
16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Paul’s message was not based on the Old Testament, because this was a pagan Gentile …

Lystra: A Lame Man Healed & the Reaction Part 3a 
Scripture (Acts 14:14-18; KJV) Part 3 14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, …

Lystra: A Lame Man Healed & the Reaction Part 2  
Scripture (Acts 14:11-13; KJV) Part 2 11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, …

Lystra: A Lame Man Healed & the Reaction Part 1  
November 2, 2014 Scripture (Acts 14:8-10; KJV) Part 1 8 And there …

Do You Have The Fruit Of Repentance In Your Life?  
25-Aug-05 Matthew 3:7-11 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, …

From Iconium to Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe: Part 2 of 2 
“The word of his grace” was the theme of the preaching. The phrase stands for all the facts concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which these men were telling …

From Iconium to Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe: Part 1 of 2 
Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson: IV.A.4: From Iconium to Lycaonia, …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 4, Section 2 
Verses 46-48 were essential for Paul’s mission in Acts, by establishing a pattern that would appear again and again. One could view verse 46 as definitive: …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 4, Section 1 
October 21, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Part 1: verses …

Disciples Contend for Greatness: Part 2 of 2 
Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh! Wherefore if thy hand …

Disciples Contend for Greatness: Part 1 of 2 
Capernaum Matthew 18:1-10 A LITTLE CHILD BECOMES AN OBJECT LESSON: At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 3, Section 2 
41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto …

Pisidian Antioch: Paul's Sermon & the Reaction: Part 3, Section 1 of 2 
PART 3: VERSES 38-41 Scripture (Acts 13:38-41; KJV) 38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that …

Daniel; A man of Prayer: Part 3 of 3 
There’s another reason we should be encouraged; it’s that Daniel prayed for a very hard thing. Jerusalem was in ruins; the Jews were scattered; they had …

Daniel; A man of Prayer: Part 2 of 3 
Folks, it is great when someone knows what he is praying for. However, many prayers go off at a tangent—the praying person evidently thinks he is doing …

Daniel; A Man of Prayer: Part 1 of 3 
4-4-05 Text: "O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God; for thy city and thy people are called …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 2, Section 4 
Fell on sleep David, "by the will of God fell on sleep,” or died; which makes the sense that after he had done the work of his generation, which was chosen …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 2, Section 3 
“I will give you the sure mercies of David,” or rather, “I will give you the holy and faithful mercies of David.” There is no word for “mercies” in the …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 2, Section 2 
Thou art my Son This psalm has been widely understood to be Messianic, that is, referring to the Messiah; Jesus Christ—“Who by the mouth of thy servant …

Blind Spots: Part 2 of 2 
No matter who you are, no matter your theological training, no matter your years of experience at being a religious person, everyone has a blind spot. …

Blind Spots: Part 1 of 2 
22 September 2005 John 9:35-9:41 I want to give you some background information before we have our scripture reading today. Background: …

Assurance of Salvation: Part 2 of 2 
In his retirement, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. Because Jefferson believed that students would take their studies seriously, the …

Assurance of Salvation: Part 1 of 2 
22 October 2005 Matthew 5:1-5:5 Sometimes I like to sit around an airport and watch people. I have discovered that there is a difference …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section K 
30 But God raised him from the dead: Though Christ’s life was taken away by man, and it was clear that He was dead when His body was taken down from …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section J 
Because they knew him not “Because they knew him not,” that is, though some in Jerusalem were ignorant of the fact, yet there were others that knew that …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section I 
“I am not he,” that is, the Messiah; which they were in such expectation of, and so inquisitive about. The apostle seems to refer to John 1:19 when the …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section H 
23 Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: The promise of God mentioned here may be the one referred …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section G 
The son of Cis Saul, “the son of Cis” is the Greek way of writing the Hebrew name “Kish.” In the Old Testament it is uniformly written as "Kish," and …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section E 
“In the wilderness”—the desert through which they passed in going from Egypt to Canaan. Forty years is invariably the time assigned to the wandering …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section D 
17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section C 
“The prophets” refers to seventeen Old Testament books. These are generally divided into two categories, "Major" and "Minor"; based upon the length …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1, Section B 
14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. But when they …

Pisidian Antioch, Paul's Sermon & the Reaction, Part 1 vs 14-31 
September 5, 2014 PART 1: VERSES 14-31 Introduction When we get together for the purpose of worshipping God, we must do it, not only by …

A Witness to the World: Part 2 of 2 
The verse tells us to “Walk in wisdom towards those who are without.” That means to be careful, in all your conversations with them, so that you don’t …

A Witness to the World: Part 1 of 2 
10-13-05 Text: Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you …

Cyprus and the Proconsul: Part 5 of 5 
Several other reasons have been proposed for why the particular punishment of blindness was inflicted upon Elymas. It might have been used to put a forcible …

Cyprus and the Proconsul: Part 4 of 5 
“And all mischief” signifies a talent or readiness to do mischief, and those who are committed to sorcery are easily drawn to commit any kind of sin whatsoever. …

Cyprus and the Proconsul: Part 3 of 5 
Withstood them Elymas did all he could to prevent their coming into the governor's house and preaching to him, and the governor from hearing them; and …

Cyprus and the Proconsul: Part 2 of 5 
The word rendered here as “minister” denotes an inferior minister, as it does in Luke 4:20—“And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, …

Cyprus and the Proconsul: Part 1 of 5 
August 20, 2014 Acts of the Apostles …

A Welcome Visitor: Part 2 of 2 
She got up and she went just as she was. She got up quickly, it said, and she went to him. But, shouldn’t she have washed her face? Tears don’t add any …

THE WELCOME VISITOR: Part 1 of 2  
4-11-05 Introduction "And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary, her sister, secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth …

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The Holy Spirit Set Paul and Barnabas Apart: Part 3 of 3  
“For the work whereunto I have called them”—not the apostolic office, for Saul was called to that by the express revelation of Jesus Christ (Galatians …

The Holy Spirit Set Paul and Barnabas Apart: Part 2 of 3  
And Lucius of Cyrene “Lucius of Cyrene” (a country in Africa) was very probably one of the synagogues of the Cyrenians, and seems to be one of the men …

The Holy Spirit Set Paul and Barnabas Apart: Part 1 of 3  
August 11, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson: …

A Warning to Believers: Part 3 of 3 
So, allow me to add one more concern, “Let no man sway your conscience so as to lead you astray.” I hope that I have your trust and love, but never believe …

A Warning to Believers: Part 2 of 3 
There are many men in this day and age who seem to spend their time on nothing else than inventing new theories, and inventing new systems, and gutting …

Let no man beguile you of your reward: Part 1 of 3 
9-13-04 Text: "Let no man beguile you of your reward."-- Colossians 2:18 I have seen in my own life and in the life of other Christians, something …

A Summary Report of the Church 
July 21, 2014 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe …

A Tragic Beginning, A Tragic End: Part 2 of 2  
Court is about to convene, the disciples are in the Upper Room and Judas Iscariot is sitting there. Jesus takes a towel and a basin of water and begins …

A Tragic Beginning, A Tragic End: Part 1 of 2  
February 28, 2006 Matthew 27:3-27:5 Tonight I want to share an unusual message …

Herod Killed By an Angel: Part 2 of 2 
Because he gave not God the glory “Because he gave not God the glory”—probably means something more than that he did not ascribe to God the praise which …

Herod Killed By an Angel: Part 1 of 2 
July 11, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson: III.F.4: Herod …

A Secret Message Made Public: Part 2 of 2 
The Hebrew text, according to some scholars, suggests he was left-handed only by necessity. That is, he was crippled in the right hand, and had to depend …

A Secret Message Made Public: Part 1 of 2 
8-8-05 Judges 2:12-2:30 12 And the children of Israel …

Herod Puts Peter’s Guards to Death: Part 2 of 2  
Desired peace The Tyrians and Sidonians were both subjects of the Roman Empire, as was the inhabitants of Galilee; Herod, therefore, could not go to war …

Herod Puts Peter’s Guards to Death: Part 1 of 2  
June 27, 2014 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Scripture (Acts 12:18-21; KJV) 18 Now as soon as …

A Fresh Encounter with God: Part 2 of 2 
III. A NEW COVENANT SIGN “This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall …

A Fresh Encounter with God: Part 1 of 2 
8 September 2005 Genesis 17:1-17:8 Most people are familiar with the name Abraham, and they know that he was recognized for his great faith, …

Peter Delivered: Part 7 of 7 
Then said they, It is his angel There are several opinions concerning the assertion, “It is his angel:” 1. “His angel” infers that they thought it was …

Peter Delivered: Part 6 of 7 
Whose surname was Mark; “Whose surname” (last name, family name) was of Greek derivation, for he was called Mark. It does not mean that he had two names, …

Peter Delivered: Part 5 of 7 
11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, …

Peter Delivered: Part 4 of 7 
8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. …

Peter Delivered: Part 3 of 7 
Bound with two chains Roman prisoners had a chain fastened at one end to the wrist of their right hand, and at the other to the wrist of a soldier's left …

Peter Delivered: Part 2 of 7 
4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring …

Peter Delivered: Part 1 of 7 
June 17, 2014 Acts of the Apostles …

A COURAGEOUS GRACE: Part 2 of 2 
What they thought no one knew, Jesus did. So note what this revealed. For instead of passing judgment on the woman as these leaders had intended, Jesus …

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A COURAGEOUS GRACE: Part 1 of 2 
30 September 2005 John 8:1-8:11 INTRODUCTION: A man was in an accident, and his shoulder was slightly injured, but he decided he could "stick" …

James Put to Death: Part 1 of 2 
June 5, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Note: The Revised Standard Version is used throughout, except …

Why He Came: Part 2 of 2 
The second thing that Christ told believers is that they ought to be a light. And light is provided for two reasons. 1) for illumination and 2) …

Why He Came: Part 1 of 2 
12-13-04 …

The Unity in the Church: Antioch to Help Jerusalem: Part 2 of 2 
In the church, the elders were mature believers who had the oversight of the ministry (1 Pe. 5:1{17]; 2 John 1{15]). When you compare Acts 20:17 {8]and …

The Unity in the Church: Antioch to Help Jerusalem: Part 1 of 2 
May 29, 2014 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Acts 11:27-30 …

What About the Kingdom? Part 2 of 2 
The major difference between these two illustrations is the form of judgment. The fire and sulfur that destroyed Sodom came just as suddenly as the flood. …

What About the Kingdom? Part 1 of 2 
12-27-04 Text: “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh …

Barnabas Brings Paul Back to Antioch 
May 23, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson: Barnabas Brings Paul Back …

Unconditional Love: Part 2 of 2 
The younger son took the approach that the grass was greener in other pastures. He had the wanderlust for life, wanted to “see the world,” experience everything …

Unconditional Love: Part 1 of 2 
12-7-04 Luke 15:1-15:32 …

The Church Sanctioned by Jerusalem: Part 2 of 2 
Barnabas emphasized dedication of the heart as he taught the people the Word of God. The phrase “cleave (cling) unto the Lord” does not suggest they were …

The Church Sanctioned by Jerusalem: Part 1 of 2 
May 18, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Scripture (Acts 11:22-24; KJV) 22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the …

The Way of Grace Is Clearly Different: Part 2 of 2 
This is not at all the way the world does things, although there are other hints in this world that helps show that this is God’s way. My family has visited …

The Way of Grace Is Clearly Different: Part 1 of 2 
November 27, 2004 Luke 14:1, 7-14 The subject today is grace and I want to show that “The Way of Grace Is Clearly Different”. It’s different-- …

The Church Established Part 2 of 2 
21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. The mission to the Gentiles in Antioch was very …

The Church Established Part 1 of 2 
May 13, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Scripture …

The Walk Of Faith Part 2 of 2 
HE HAD NO MASTER PLAN. The book of Hebrews tells us that "by faith Abraham obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going". He had …

Jesus Defends Himself Before the Jerusalen Church Part 3 of 3 
17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? …

Jesus Defends Himself Before the Jerusalen Church Part 2 of 3 
4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying, It appears that his authority as leader of the …

Peter Defends Himself Before the Jerusalem Church Part 1 of 3 
May 6, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Scripture (Acts 11:1-18; KJV) 1 …

The Sovereignty of God in a Life Part 2 of 2 
Stephen, in the book of Acts, gives us some insight into this period of Moses’ life. Stephen said this to the Jewish council that wanted to kill him- …

The Sovereignty of God in a Life Part 1 of 2 
12-15-04 Title: The Sovereignty of God in a Life Series: Moses-An Example of Leadership Text: (Exodus 2:1-22) Introduction Moses was Israel’s …

The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit Part 4 of 4 
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE AND SPECIAL NOTES: {1] (Acts 11:12) The Holy Spirit told me to go with them and not to worry about their being Gentiles. These six …

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The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit Part 3 of 4 
39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40 Him God raised …

The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit Part 2 of 4 
30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright …

The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit Part 1 of 4 
May 1, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson III.D.6: The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit (10:23-48) …

The Man God called a Fool-The Parable of the Rich Fool Part 2 of 2 
Secondly, We Are Fools When We Make Plans But Leave God Out. (vv. 17-18) Let’s reread verses 17 and 18: "And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What …

The Man God Called A Fool-The Parable of the Rich Fool Part 1 of 2 
11-11-04 Luke 12:13-12:24 (Living Bible) 13 Then someone called from the crowd, "Sir, please tell my brother to divide my father's estate with …

Peter Goes with the Men from Cornelius  
April 27, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Scripture (Acts 10:17-22) 17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should …

The Lord's Ultimate Victory Part 2 of 2 
The Ten Commandments are another one of the bands God has placed around us. When someone says that we no longer need to keep the Ten Commandments, they …

The Lord’s Ultimate Victory Part 1 of 2 
2-15-05 Title: The Lord’s Ultimate Victory Text: Psalm 2 There are three types of messianic psalms within the book of Psalms. There are the “direct …

Peter's Vision Part 2 of 2 
16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. The command came three times; each time Peter objected and fell into confusion. …

Peter's Vision Part 1 of 2 
April 21, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson III.D.4: Peter's Vision Scripture (Acts 10:9-16) 9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, …

The Gift of the Holy Spirit Part 2 of 2 
The Holy Spirit may be a gift of unknown value at first, but it is also a gift of unsuspected value to everyone. Not a single person who receives this …

The Gift of the Holy Spirit Part 1 of 2 
Text: “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world …

Ruth and Naomi Part 2 of 2 
Making the Best of a Bad Situation When Naomi and Ruth reached Bethlehem, the neighbors said, “Has this Naomi come home again”? She said, “No, call …

Ruth and Naomi Part 1 of 2 
1-25-05 Theme: Messages from the Book of Ruth. Text: But Ruth said, “Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; for where you …

Cornelius Vision Part 4 of 4 
7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him …

Cornelius Vision Part 3 of 4 
He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming into him. The vision that Cornelius saw was an observable vision, …

Cornelius Vision Part 2 of 4 
A centurion of the band called the Italian band” We know for certain that Cornelius was a Roman soldier. He may have been a patrician{1] or a plebeian{2]. …

Cornelius Vision Part 1 of 4 
April 8, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Scripture (Acts 10:1-8) 1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called …

Responding with Forgiveness Part 2 of 2 
Our Lord does not suggest that we suppress hard feelings and ignore the wrong and hurt that we experience at the hand of others. To do this would create …

Responding with Forgiveness Part 1 of 2 
4-24-05 Text: Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Bible Reading: …

Peter in Joppa: A woman healed Part 2 of 2 
And all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made.When Peter entered the chamber, he saw the women grieving …

Peter in Joppa: A woman healed Part 1 of 2 
April 1, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson: Peter in Joppa: A woman healed (9:36-43) Scripture 36 Now there was at Joppa a certain …

Responding to God’s Leadership Part 2 of 2 
Submitting In verse 38, Mary responds to the angel and submits to God’s will for her. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it …

Responding to God’s Leadership Part 1 of 2 
12-16-04 Text: “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.” (Luke 1:38) …

Peter in Lydda: A man healed Part 2 of 2 
34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately. Peter took the initiative to …

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Peter in Lydda: A man healed Part 1 of 2 
March 25, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Scripture 32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he …

PRAYING LIKE JESUS/Ten Principles Of Prayer Part 2 of 2 
Principle #7: We are instructed to approach Him with our needs. (v. 13) "And lead us not into temptation.” Is there a sense here that God would actually …

PRAYING LIKE JESUS/Ten Principles Of Prayer Part 1 of 2 
11-11-04 Matthew 6:9-13 Have you ever thought about your prayer life? Have you …

A Summary Report of the Church  
March 19, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson III.C: A Summary Report of the Church (9:31) Scripture 31 Then the churches throughout all Judea, …

Outward, Inward, Upward Part 2 of 2 
The next subject is Our Inward Response (v.38). Verse 38 says, “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” If the …

Outward, Inward, Upward Part 1 of 2 
Text: Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:38) Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:35-38 Introduction: …

Saul Proclaims Jesus as the Christ Part 3 of 3 
29 And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him. 30 When the brethren found out, …

Paul Proclaims Jesus as the Christ Part 2 of 3 
23 Now after many days were past, the Jews plotted to kill him. 24 But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night, to kill …

Saul Proclaims Jesus as the Christ Part 1 of 3 
March 12, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson III.B.3: Saul Proclaims Jesus as the Christ (9:19b-30) …

O Come Let Us Worship Part 2 of 2 
In verse 4 we are told that God is in control of the heights and also the depths of the earth (v. 4). We are to remember that the God we worship is not …

O Come Let Us Worship Part 1 of 2 
1-25-05 Title: O Come Let Us Worship Theme: The Disciplines of Discipleship Text: “O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel …

Ananias Ministers to Paul Part 3 of 3 
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee …

Ananias Ministers to Paul Part 2 of 3 
12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. And hath seen in a vision …

Ananias Ministers to Paul Part 1 of 3 
March 4, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson III.B.2: Ananias Ministers to Paul (9:10-19a) Scripture 10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, …

Like Enoch Walked Part 2 of 2 
Christian, if you are walking with God, there will be a very sharp contrast between you and the world. Jesus said that at the end it would be as it was …

Like Enoch Walked Part 1 of 2 
10-25-04 "Like Enoch Walked" Genesis 5:22-5:24 “Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, …

Paul Sees the Lord Part 3 of 3 
6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told …

Paul Sees the Lord Part 2 of 3 
Let us go back to the sixth chapter, and to verses eight and nine: “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. …

Paul Sees the Lord Part 1 of 3 
February 26, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson III.B.1: Paul Sees the Lord (9:1-9) Scripture 1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and …

From Rags to Riches Part 2 of 2 
5 So she went from him and shut the door upon herself and her sons; and as she poured they brought the vessels to her. 6 When the vessels were full, …

From Rags to Riches Part 1 of 2 
1-14-05 Title: From Rags to Riches Text: “Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and …

Philip En Route to Caesarea 
February 21, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson III.A.3: Philip En Route to Caesarea (8:40) 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through …

Characteristics of Discipleship Part 2 of 2 
Although they claimed they were children of Abraham and therefore they had God’s favor, Jesus tells these men that if they were truly children of Abraham, …

Characteristics of Discipleship Part 1 of 2 
1-20-05 Title: Characteristics of Discipleship Text: “Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly …

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Part 3 of 3 
36 And as they went along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "See, here is water! What is to prevent my being baptized?" “Faith …

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Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Part 2 of 3 
28 and was returning; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. This Ethiopian eunuch had just been to Jerusalem, the center of the …

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Part 1 of 3 
February 16, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson III.A.2: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch (8:26-39) Introduction The first mentioned of …

A Story of Two Men Part 2 of 2 
One thing you can take to the bank is that God will bless his children. God enjoys blessing your life, but you must be “blessable.” That means having good …

A Story of Two Men Part 1 of 2 
1-14-05 Title: A Story of Two Men Theme: Let God Bless You through the Psalms. Text: (Psalm 1) 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the …

Philip in Samaria Part 3 of 3 
The question arises at this point, as to why these people did not immediately receive the Holy Spirit upon their intellectual consent. I have no hard and …

Philip in Samaria Part 2 of 3 
In the city where Philip preached there was a man by the name of Simon, who like many of the astrologers and magicians of that day, amazed people with …

Philip in Samaria Part 1 of 3 
February 11, 2014 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson III.A.1: Philip in Samaria (8:4-25) Introduction …

A Perfect Heart Part 1 of 2 
11-18-04 A Perfect Heart It is possible to walk before the Lord with a perfect heart! God said to Abraham, "I am the Almighty God; walk before …

The Church is Scattered 
February 8, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.E.4: The Church is Scattered (8:1-3) Acts 8:1-3 (KJV) 1And Saul …

Hope of the Resurrection Part 2 of 2 
15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. In the opening …

Hope of the Resurrection Part 1 of 2 
May 20, 2014 Tom Lowe Title: Hope of the Resurrection. (2 Co. 4:13-15) 2nd Corinthians 4:13-15 (NKJV) 13 And since we have the …

Stephen's Death 
February 3, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.E.3: Stephen’s Death (7.54-60) Acts 7.54-60 (KJV) 54 When they heard these things, they …

The Birth of Isaac Part 2 of 2 
7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age. There are some …

The Birth of Isaac Part 1 of 2 
May 19, 2014 The Birth of Isaac. Gen. 21:1-7. Genesis 21:1-7 (KJV) 1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah …

Stephen's Sermon: Part 3; Lesson 8 of 8 
Scripture and Special notes 1 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto …

Stephen's Sermon: Part 3; Lesson 7 of 8 
As your fathers did, so do ye. They were like their fathers, since they were stubborn and headstrong, and resisted the various methods God utilized to …

Stephen's Sermon: Part 3; Lesson 6 of 8 
And earth is my footstool. The picture is of the Lord seated on His throne with His feet comfortably resting on the earth (His footstool), meaning everything—nature, …

Stephen's Sermon: Part 3; Lesson 5 of 8 
Brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles. Stephen is rapidly outlining the history of the tabernacle, which served as the sanctuary not …

Stephen's Sermon: Part 3; Lesson 4 of 8 
I cannot accept the notion that the Israelites publicly took up, and carried a tabernacle of Molech during their forty years of traveling in the wilderness; …

Stephen's Sermon: Part 3; Lesson 3 of 8 
Stephen introduced this event to remind his audience how prone the nation had been to reject God, and to walk in the ways of sin. This verse is a quotation …

Stephen's Sermon: Part 3; Lesson 2 of 8 
Moses received the oracles from God, and delivered nothing as an oracle to the people except what he had first received from God. The lively oracles which …

Stephen's Sermon: Part 3; Lesson 1 of 8 
January 25, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.E.3: Stephen’s Sermon (7:1-53) Part 3: verses 37-53 37 This is that Moses, which said unto …

A FEAST OF GRACE Part 4 of 4 
Scripture reference and special notes {1] (Ps. 80:1)Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between …

A FEAST OF GRACE Part 3 of 4 
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me The “rod” and “staff” are the shepherd’s equipment to protect the sheep in dangerous situations. The rod was a heavy …

A FEAST OF GRACE Part 2 of 4 
Sheep are frightened by turbulent water. And they don’t like stagnant water. They don’t want to drink where the hogs drink. All of this applies to the …

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A FEAST OF GRACE Part 1 of 4 
May 16, 2014 Tom Lowe Title: A FEAST OF GRACE Psalm 23 (KJV) 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green …

Stephen's Sermon Part 2h of 7 
________________________________________ 1 When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed, breathed …

Stephen's Sermon Part 2g of 8 
By the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush. “By the hand” means “by the power.” Moses was sent "by the power of the angel, which appeared …

Stephen's Sermon Part 2f of 8 
Then Moses trembled. Moses was afraid. This might seem to be ridiculous, that a voice full of consolation terrifies Moses instead of making him glad; …

Stephen's Sermon Part 2e of 8 
In Exodus 3:132 it says that this incident occurred at Mount "Horeb." But there is no contradiction; Horeb and Sinai are different peaks or elevations …

Stephen's Sermon Part 2d of 8 
26 And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one …

Stephens Sermon Part 2c of 7 
And nourished him for her own son. You would think she would take the child to the king's palace, but that’s not the case, and again the Bible has the …

Stephens Sermon Part 2b of 7 
Which knew not Joseph. “Which knew not Joseph” has also been interpreted in several ways; some of which are noted here: 1. There is the opinion …

Stephens Sermon Part 2a of 7 
January 15, 2014 Acts of the Apostles Lesson II.E.1: Stephen’s Sermon (7:1-53) Part …

When You Have Been Wronged Part 2 of 2 
“But if any one has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to you all. For such a one this punishment …

When You Have Been Wronged Part 1 of 2 
10-25-03 Title: When You Have Been Wronged Text: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, …

Stephen's Sermon Part 1g of 7 
SCRIPTURE 1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest 2 And the high priest …

Stephen's Sermon Part1f of 7 
11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance. Now there came a dearth …

Stephen's Sermon Part 1e of 7 
"When Joseph died, the "covenant of circumcision" was made void. And so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day. Abraham begat Isaac, …

Stephen's Sermon Part 1d of 7 
And entreat them evil four hundred years. “And entreat them evil” means “And oppress or afflict them.” There has been a great deal of confusion over …

Stephens Sermon Part 1c of 7 
And dwelt in Charan. According to the Jewish writers, he dwelt there for five years, since during that period he didn’t receive a signal to proceed any …

Steven's Sermon Part 1b of 7 
The first call that Abraham received from God is not expressly recorded in Genesis, however, it is clearly implied in Genesis 15:7: “He also said to him, …

Lesson II.E.1: Stephen’s Sermon Part 1a of 7 
January 15, 2014 Acts of the Apostles By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.E.1: Stephen’s Sermon Part 1a of 7 …

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 …

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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 …

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: …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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, …

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." …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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, …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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; …

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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 …

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. …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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