Sermons on Biblical Studies

Hello, I Am: The Vine

Hello, I am The Vine April 25, 2021 I AM the True Vine Jeremiah 2:21 But I was the one who planted you, choosing a vine of the purest stock—the very best. How did you grow into this corrupt wild vine? I AM the True Vine John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even…

Hello, I Am: The Way, the Truth and the Life

Hello I am: The Way the Truth the Life April 18, 2021 I am the resurrection and the life The resurrected life starts now Listen to the shepherd’s voice The Problem… What about other religions? Moralistic Therapeutic Deism What if Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is wrong? What if saying that God is nice, expects little from us – is wrong. John 14:6-9 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except…

Hello, I Am: The Good Shepherd

Hello I Am: The good shepherd April 11 John 8:53, 56-59 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?…” Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at him,…

Hello, I Am: The Resurrection and The Life

Hello I Am Is April 4th, 2021 I AM of metaphors of Jesus have Old Testament layers  Ex. 3:13-14 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” (define yourself) God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent…

Long Story Short: How to Read the Bible Part II

Long Story Short March 28 I am holding the Words of God in my hand God’s Grand Story Creation/ Fall/ Redemption/ Restoration Reason behind the Story? To intimately know God and enjoy him forever! Read the Bible like a normal set of books Read the Bible like a Christian Genesis 15:16 In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.” Leviticus 20:23 You must not live according to the…

Long Story Short: How to Read the Bible Part I

Long Story Short: Interpreting the Bible March 21, 2021 “If I were the Devil, one of my first aims would be to stop folks from digging into the Bible.” J.I. Packer I am holding the Words of God in my hand God’s Grand Story Creation/ Fall/ Redemption/ Restoration Reason behind the Story? To intimately know God and enjoy him forever! How to read the Bible? Myth 1 The Bible can say anything you want it to say Myth 2 That’s…

Long Story Short: The Bible’s Grand Story & the Metanarrative

Long Story Short: The Bible’s Grant Story & the Metanarrative March 14, 2021  William Tyndale early 1500’s 1st English translation from Original, 1st printing press I read God Smuggler – How God closed the eyes of boarder guards  The Heavenly Man –  I am holding the Words of God in my hand      Jesus quoted the Old Testament as if it was God’s very words, historical  Last week we unimaginable agreement between 66 books/ 40 authors  We believe one author,…

Long Story Short: The Legitimacy of the Bible

Bible Long Story Short March 7, 2021 The Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of every single year that records have been kept. Branden Gaille statistics It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. Mark Twain Only Book(s) Written by God 2 Tim. 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to…

Blessed Are – Part 4

You sow and reap your way into happiness  “God does not want something from us, he simply wants us.” C.S. Lewis   “He who does not long to know more of Christ, knows nothing of him yet.” Spurgeon  Peacemakers   Matt. 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  Peacemaking… But to whom and to what degree?  (not as simple as it seems)   Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at…

Blessed Are – Part 3

Blessed Are…   John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.  Poor in Spirit (I can’t/ you can) Mourn over my spiritual poverty (forgive me)   Meek (serving others) Wanting more God (growing)  Mercy   Matt. 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.  God leads with MercyGod desires MercyGod is slow to anger and always responds to the humble  1 Kings 21:25 There was never anyone like Ahab, who…