Sermons on Biblical Studies

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Anatomy of a Heart After God: Faithful Friend

Anatomy of a Heart after God: Faithful Friend David and Jonathan: 1 Sam. 14:6 A Faithful friend: 1)      A Faithful Friend commits to serve:  1 Sam.18:1-4 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off…
Sketch of a heart with sticky note that says ANATOMY OF A HEART AFTER GOD

Anatomy of a Heart After God: Faith

Anatomy of a Heart after God July 4, 2021 “A hero is who we all wish we were if we didn’t have our own personal limitations.”(PBS) 1 Kings 11:4 As Solomon grew old… his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 1 Kings 14:8 but you have not been like my servant David, who kept my commands and followed me with all his heart, doing only what was…

Hello, I Am: The Light of the World

Hello I am the Light of the World May 2, 2021 Isaiah 49:6 “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never…

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,…