Oct 13, 2019
The Reformation of the Church
What role did tolerance and intolerance play in the Reformation? Romans 1: 17 (NKJV)
  • Oct 13, 2019The Reformation of the Church
    Oct 13, 2019
    The Reformation of the Church
    What role did tolerance and intolerance play in the Reformation? Romans 1: 17 (NKJV)
  • Oct 6, 2019Preparation for the Reformation of the Church
    Oct 6, 2019
    Preparation for the Reformation of the Church
    What prepared the time for Martin Luther and the Reformation? We begin to look at various events and beliefs that led Martin Luther to separate from the Roman Catholic Church. Romans 1: 17 (NKJV)
  • Sep 22, 2019When God Is Silent
    Sep 22, 2019
    When God Is Silent
    Series: No Series
    There are moments and times in our lives when it seems as if God is silent, when He is not there. We become afraid, angry, or our faith begins to wane. Yet, we see in John 11 that God has a purpose in His silence. We need to focus on walking in faith even when circumstances or feelings don’t support the walk. John 11; Psalms 10:1, 22:1, 42: 1-3, 43:2; Job 23: 8-9 (NIV)
  • Sep 8, 2019The Sermon on the Mount-An Introduction
    Sep 8, 2019
    The Sermon on the Mount-An Introduction
    In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus addresses the oral laws of the time and the Biblical law given by God. He takes a polemic (offensive) side in explaining the difference between these laws. The Sermon on the Mount teaches about the law of Moses and how it is different from the oral laws the Pharisees preached. Matthew 5; John 3:3; Matthew 4:25; Luke 6:12-13, 17-19; John 10:16; Micah 5:2; Galatians 2:20, 3: 11-13, 22 (NKJV)
  • Sep 1, 2019Sabbath Controversy (Part 2)
    Sep 1, 2019
    Sabbath Controversy (Part 2)
    Bro. Mike continues to look at the inconsistencies between the Biblical law and the oral law concerning the Sabbath. He also explains the terms Apologetics, Pluralistic, and Polemics and how they apply to Christianity today. Matthew 12: 1-14; John 10: 16; Matthew 11: 28-30; Hebrews 4: 1-11 (NKJV)
  • Aug 25, 2019What is a Worldview?
    Aug 25, 2019
    What is a Worldview?
    Series: No Series
    As Christians, we need to develop our worldview based on the Bible. Matt inspires us to do so with 8 questions from James Sire: 1. What is Prime Reality? (What is really real?) 2. What is the nature of the world around us? 3. What is a human being? 4. What happens to a person at death? 5. How is it possible to know anything? 6. How do we know right and wrong? 7. What is the meaning of human history? 8. What personal or group commitments are consistent with this worldview? He helps us answer the first three questions and encourages us to seek the answers to the other questions in God’s Word. Romans 12: 1-2; Matthew 22: 37; Ephesians 3: 16-19 (HCSB) Isaiah 43: 10-11; Romans 8: 18-20a (ESV)
  • Aug 18, 2019Sabbath Controversy
    Aug 18, 2019
    Sabbath Controversy
    Jesus and His disciples broke the law. The law broken was not, however, the written law but the oral law prescribed by the sages. Jesus has authority not only over the law, but He has authority to interpret the law. Matthew 12: 1-8; Hebrews 9: 15-23; Matthew 27: 50-51, 22: 29, 23: 1-8, 5: 6-7 (NKJV)
  • Aug 11, 2019Authority Over the Sabbath
    Aug 11, 2019
    Authority Over the Sabbath
    The Sabbath is the heart of Judaism. It is the only day of creation given a name. There are thousands of Oral Laws governing this day, many more than what are in Scripture. Jesus showed His authority over the Sabbath by healing the man at Bethesda The Pharisees were livid because, although Jesus broke no Scriptural laws, He did break their oral laws. In a similar fashion, Martin Luther led the Great Reformation after studying the Bible and realizing that many of the “laws” of the Catholic Church were not found in Scripture and were in fact just traditions. We are saved by grace through faith and nothing else! Praise God! John 5: 1-47; 1 Corinthians 1: 17-18; 1 Corinthians 15” 1, 3-4; John 6:29 (NKJV)
  • Aug 4, 2019Too Many Plates (Authority Over Tradition)
    Aug 4, 2019
    Too Many Plates (Authority Over Tradition)
    Do you have too many plates (traditions) in your spiritual life? Things that are demanded of you by church or family traditions but are not scriptural? Take a hard look at the things you are asked to do or believe in. Are they scriptural or are they just church and/or family traditions? Luke 5: 33-39 (NKJV)
  • Jul 28, 2019Seek and Set (Sharing the Gospel with Mormons and Others) (Ryan Parker)
    Jul 28, 2019
    Seek and Set (Sharing the Gospel with Mormons and Others) (Ryan Parker)
    Series: No Series
    Ryan talks about how the group from FBC ministered to Mormons in Salt Lake City, Utah this summer through the sharing of the Gospel and praying over the homes of many in the city. Seek those things above and set your mind on things above. Colossians 3: 1-4 (NKJV)
  • Jul 21, 2019Is God’s Word Enough? (Aaron Coffey)
    Jul 21, 2019
    Is God’s Word Enough? (Aaron Coffey)
    Series: No Series
    “What if we take away the cool music and the cushioned chairs? What if the screens are gone and the stage is no longer decorated? What if the air conditioning is off and the comforts are removed? Would his Word still be enough for his people to come together?” David Platt, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream In many churches today, there is a lack of preaching the true gospel. Aaron looks at several attributes of God’s Word and discusses what we can do to insure that His Word is be enough. Hebrews 4: 12-13
  • Jul 14, 2019Jesus Has Authority Over Sinners
    Jul 14, 2019
    Jesus Has Authority Over Sinners
    At this time, there was a lot of tension among the religious rulers of the day. They had seen Jesus cast out demons and heal a leper. Then, they see Him tell a lame man his sins have been forgiven and then tell him to get up and walk. Now He calls a tax collector to be one of his disciples and then goes to eat with a house full of tax collectors and other “undesirables”. The tension comes about because Jesus’ actions are forcing them to make a decision about Him that contradicts all their traditions and (oral) laws. Luke 5: 27-31; Luke 18: 10-14; Matthew 9:13, Mark 2: 16 (NKJV)
  • Jul 7, 2019Screaming For the Rooftop
    Jul 7, 2019
    Screaming For the Rooftop
    Jesus forgave the sins of the lame man and then healed him in front of the Pharisees and religious leaders, once again proving that he was God. Luke 5: 17-26; Leviticus 4:20; (Parallel Passages-Mark 2: 1-12; Matthew 9: 1-8) NKJV
  • Jun 30, 2019Prayer of Moses in the Desert (David Davis)
    Jun 30, 2019
    Prayer of Moses in the Desert (David Davis)
    Series: No Series
    Guest speaker, Dr. David Davis, looks at Moses’ prayer in Psalm 90. There are three main points he brings out in his message: Remember the Lord’s Majesty, Realize Life’s Mortality, and Request God’s Loving Mercy. He also discusses the giants that were found in the Promised Land and what their names mean (stiff neck & stubborn, proud, ego, self-reliance). These giants are alive and well in our churches today. Psalm 90, 39: 4-5; Numbers 13: 22-33, 14: 1-44 (KJV)
  • Jun 23, 2019Jesus Heals A Leper
    Jun 23, 2019
    Jesus Heals A Leper
    The healing of the leper is important for several reasons. The Bible outlined in Leviticus 13 the law concerning people with leprosy. Leviticus 14 tells us the ritual for cleansing a healed leper. But, until Luke 5: 12, no Jewish leper had ever been healed. Give a listen as Bro. Mike explains the significance of this healing and how it further gives evidence of Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God. Luke 5: 12-16 (NKJV) Parallel verses: Matthew 8: 1-4; Mark 1: 40-45