Thursday, September 15, 2016

Steve Harvey Preaching at TBN

This is what happens when you have a comedian "preaching"  in a "church" you get confusion and rampant false teaching that lead people astray.  It's amazing that a hospital wouldn't let  un- licensed medical personnel perform procedures on people but a church will let an biblically illiterate entertainer get up and start giving a message (that has bits and pieces of truth) to a congregation.  This is a clear sign we are living in the last days.  2 Timothy 4:3 states:
"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,"

Friday, September 9, 2016

Bible Study: Mark 14:1-25 9/14-9/15 Passover Anointing and Jesus

Passover, Anointing and Jesus


Mark 14:1-25 (ESV)
1  It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him,
2  for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.”
3  And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.
4  There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that?
5  For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her.
6  But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
7  For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me.
8  She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial.
9  And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”
10  Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them.
11  And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.
12  And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?”
13  And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him,
14  and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’
15  And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.”
16  And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
17  And when it was evening, he came with the twelve.
18  And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.”
19  They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?”
20  He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me.
21  For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
22  And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”
23  And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it.
24  And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
25  Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”




Mark Chapter 14: 1-25
1. What is the “feast of passover” and why is it celebrated?
2. What is the feast of “unleavened bread”?
3. What is a leper?
4. Why did this lady put this ointment on the head of Jesus?
5. Can you name some of the women in the ministry of Jesus
6. Why did Jesus take priority over the poor?
7. Do you think that any of the disciples had any idea that Judas would betray Him? Why or why not?
8. When Jesus gave the hint in vs. 20 how come no one figured it out?
9. How do we symbolically participate in the final passover dinner
10. What is the “new kingdom” that Jesus talks about in vs. 25

Friday, September 2, 2016

Bible Study 9/7 - 9/8 Eschatology... The End

Eschatology (End of the World)

Mark 13:1-37 (ESV)
1  And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!”
2  And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”
3  And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4  “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?”
5  And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray.
6  Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray.
7  And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet.
8  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
9  “But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them.
10  And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.
11  And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
12  And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death.
13  And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
14  “But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
15  Let the one who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out,
16  and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak.
17  And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days!
18  Pray that it may not happen in winter.
19  For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be.
20  And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
21  And then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it.
22  For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
23  But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.
24  “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,
25  and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
26  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
27  And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
28  “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.
29  So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
30  Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
31  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32  “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
33  Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.
34  It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.
35  Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—
36  lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.
37  And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”




Mark Chapter 13 Questions

1. What is the second coming of Jesus Christ?
2. What temple is Jesus talking about?
3. What are some of the things in the church that people can be deceived about?
4. Have you ever been confronted because of your faith?
5. Do you believe that the Gospel can be preached throughout the world before Jesus comes back?
6. What do you think “hated for my name sake” means?
7. What do you think “abomination of desolation” means?
8. What is a tribulation?
9. How do you think the “days” will be shortened?
10. Who is the generation that “will not pass away”?
11. Are the rapture and the second coming the same even? Explain
12. What should the believer be doing while they are waiting for Christ

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bible Study 8/31-9/1 Mark 12:38-44

Scribes - Pharisees and Giving

Mark 12:38-44 (ESV)
38  And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces
39  and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,
40  who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
41  And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.
42  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.
43  And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box.
44  For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Mark Questions 12:38-44
1. What is a “scribe”?
2. What is hypocrisy and why is it dangerous?
3. What is the “greater condemnation” that the scribes would receive?
4. How did the scribes “devour widows houses”?
5. Should a prayer be long or short explain?
6. Why do we give offerings?
7. How much should you give?
8. Have you ever given a special “large sum” of money to the church?
9. What did it mean to be a widow in Jesus day?
10. What is the difference between “out of abundance” and “out of poverty”?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Worldliness: a subject that has been basically forgotten in the church.

The church today has completely ignored the issue of worldliness in the church and as a result the church has become almost indistinguishable from the culture it inhabits. It has forgotten that it is to be "the light of the world" and "salt" to a society that is flavorless. Instead it has adopted the mentality and ideology of the "kingdom of this world" and has become trapped in the vanity of an age that will soon be passing away. The church unfortunately has done the opposite of 1 John chapter 2 and has fallen in love with the world and "all that is in it". Pastor Mbewe give a great definition of an issue that today needs more attention in the church. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Atheism: Coming soon to a town near you!

The rise of atheism is at an all time high and in the next few years it is expected to rise exponentially!  It is important for the church to be invested in articulating the gospel, learning apologetics and knowing scripture to combat the wave of unbelief and confusion that will soon be at the doorstep of the church. Therefore it is imperative that we heed the words of 1 Peter 3:15 : "But sanctify the Lord Jesus in your heart and be ready always to give an answer to every man that ask you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:"

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A New Movement: Evangelical Jews!!!

The hand of God is reaching more and more people of the Jewish faith and bringing them into a relationship the Jesus Christ.  I believe that a new movement is beginning.  As  more and more people move into nominal Christianity in America, God is calling more and more of His ancient people into faith.  I believe this can definitely be a sign that Christ is coming soon.  So enjoy a wonderful testimony of God's Spirit bringing a new life into the family of God and if you get a chance check out their website  and see more testimonies like this.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bible Study: Jesus teaches in the Temple Mark 12:12-37

Bible Study Questions
Have your answers ready 8-10-16 and 8-11-16


Mark 12:12-37
BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS

Who are the pharisees and the Herodians?

  1. How were they going to trap Him with this question?
  2. Who is Caesar?
  3. What is a denarius and what is the value of it?
  4. How should the believer see paying taxes?
  5. Who were the pharisees and the sadducees and how were they different?
  6. What is the resurrection and when does it happen?
  7. Who is Moses and why are they quoting him?
  8. What are angels? And what does it mean to be “like the angels” after the resurrection?
  9. How do you think spouses will relate to each other in heaven?
  10. What does it mean to be an “expert of the law”
  11. What part of the Old Testament did Jesus get the “greatest commandment”?
  12. What is a “burnt offering”?
  13. Why do you think loving your neighbor is more important than burn offerings?
  14. Who is David and How is he related to Christ?
  15. What does it mean to be an “expert in the law”?
Mark 12:12-37 (ESV) 
12  And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they left him and went away.
13  And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk.
14  And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?”
15  But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.”
16  And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.”
17  Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.
18  And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying,
19  “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.
20  There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring.
21  And the second took her, and died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise.
22  And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died.
23  In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.”
24  Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?
25  For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
26  And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?
27  He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.”

28  And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 
29  Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
30  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
31  The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
32  And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him.
33  And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34  And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.
35  And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?
36  David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.”’
37  David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly.  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bible Study Mark 12:1-12


BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS
Have your answers ready for August 3rd and August 4th!
Mark 12:1-12

  1. What is a parable?
  2. Why did Jesus use parables?
  3. What is a vineyard and how significant is it in the culture of Jesus?
  4. Who do the characters in the parable represent?
  5. From what old testament scripture does Christ quote “ The stone that the builders rejected...”?
  6. What  do you think is the reason religious rulers wanted to arrest Jesus?
  7. Why do you think Christ had such a difficult time with religious people?
  8. What would you consider a religious person and are you one?
  9. What do you think are the reasons that Christ is no appealing to most people?
  10. How would you present Christ to someone that would make Him more appealing?


Mark 12:1-12 

The Parable of the Tenants 

12 And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. When the season came, he sent a servant[a] to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent to them another servant, and they struck him on the head andtreated him shamefully. And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed.He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ And they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not read this Scripture:
“‘The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;[b]
11 this was the Lord's doing,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”
12 And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So theyleft him and went away.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Evangelism: The Gospel goes out without being stopped!


Here is a short clip of 3 of our own and another highly dedicated (DAILY) street preacher. They walked 2 miles from the street to the Pier of Santa Monica. Up to Twenty Thousand people heard the word about Sin, the Law of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Many people don't believe that this form/method/type/approach of evangelism is not effective, what they do not understand is that the prophets of old who were called to deliver a message to wicked people were told the same thing! Ironically every one of them was killed except John (who was banished to the island of Patmos!)! The truth is - there are MANY ways to share the message of hope as long as it is the true message. Whether you love it or you hate it the Apostle to the Gentiles, Paul - would not dissuade or prevent us if he were alive.

Philippians 1:15-18 (ESV)
15  Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16  The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17  The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. 18  What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,  



2 Corinthians 4:3-5 (ESV)
3  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
4  In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
5  For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 

Sunday School 7-24-16 (Perseverance of the Saints)

SUNDAY SCHOOL 7-23-16
Perseverance of the Saints

As we delve into the finality of the T.U.L.I.P. acrostic we gracefully (pun intended) enter in the final study of Perseverance of the Saints. This is the Crown Jewel of the Doctrines of Grace. Its the assurance that since God began the work of salvation in you... God will continue it until you have been totally brought into glory! This sunday school lesson was covered by Bro. Griffin. Excuse the slightly low audio.


Study Texts Mentioned
Genesis Chapter 15
Philippians 1:6
John 6:44
John 10:27-28
Hebrews 9:11-12
Romans 11:29
Ephesians 1:13-14

Heres our companion podcast Bringing the Word where Perseverance of the Saints was already uncovered. 


Thank you for studying with us! If you have any questions feel free to email us! 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bible Study Lesson: The Cursed Fig Tree, Prayer, Baptism Mk11:20-33

 

Study Text
Mark 11:20-33 (ESV)
20  As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.
21  And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.”
22  And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.
23  Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
24  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
25  And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
27  And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him,
28  and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?”
29  Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30  Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.”
31  And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’
32  But shall we say, ‘From man’?”—they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet.
33  So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”


Study QUESTIONS

1.) Why did Mark mention  "from the root" when talking about the death of the fig tree?

2.) Why do you think Jesus didn't speak on what the "withering" of the fig tree meant?

3.) Why did Jesus say just say have faith in response to Peter remark about the fig tree?

4.) Can prayer be used to say to a Mountain "be thrown into the sea"?

5.) Will God give us anything we pray for? If yes...why?  If no...why not?

6.) What were the "things" that Jesus was doing that the chief priest questioned His authority?

7.) What is "John's baptism"?

8.) Why did the religious rulers feel Jesus needed authority?

9.) Why do crowds influence human behavior?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bible Study Lesson: The Cursed Fig Tree (Mark11:12-19)

Lesson of the Cursed Fig Tree
Have Answers by 7-20-2016 / 7-21-2016

Study Text
Mark 11:12-19 (ESV)
12  On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.
13  And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14  And he said to it, May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.
15  And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
16  And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.
17  And he was teaching them and saying to them, Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.
18  And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.
19  And when evening came they went out of the city.



Study QUESTIONS for MARK 11:12-19
1. Research "fig trees" and find out what was the season for figs to ripen and be available for eating.(HINT! CLICK ME!)
2. Do you think Jesus knew it was not the "right time" for figs? 
3. Why do you think Jesus cursed the fig tree for not having fruit if it was not the right time of the season for figs?
4. What was the "Temple" and why was it significant?
5. Why were people selling animals?
6. What is a money changer?
7. What made Jesus so upset?
8. Where was it written "my house shall be called a house of prayer for all nation"?
9. Why do you think the religious leaders wanted to kill Jesus?
10. How should the worship of God be seen today?

Have your answers ready and on paper for easy recall!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Doctrines of Grace: Perseverance of the Saints



The Doctrine of Grace:
PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS

Can you lose your salvation? Do you maintain it or does God maintain it? What does Jesus mean in John 10:27-28? What does the writer of Hebrews mean when he says Eternally Secure in Hebrews 9:11-12? 

These are the most important questions after a person is saved that must be dealt with. Here Pastor Paul does a phenomenal job of exposing scripture, declaring scripture and explaining the number one scripture used against the position of "Perseverance of the Saints". There can be no greater joy of knowing that the work of salvation has been completed and one must move onto maturity or no greater labor in know that one must now work to maintain his salvation. The question that gets answered in this all vital discussion is which does salvation teach? In this final episode of the series of The Doctrines of Grace:

  • An brief examination of Hebrews 6:4-6
  • Scriptural evidence revealing the believers salvation (whether secure or not)
  • Scriptural examination of the False Convert
  • Scriptural examination of Once Saved Always Saved
After listening to this breakdown of the crown jewel of the Doctrines of Grace, feel free to send us questions, refutations and your thoughts on this series or this single episode! THANKS! Stay tuned... our next series is coming soon!


Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Doctrines of Grace Irresistible Grace

The Doctrines of Grace: Irresistible Grace

Many Christians wouldn't want something against their will. Does this include salvation? Many people want the freedom to choose their dinner, the car they drive, the color clothing they choose. What if God conquered the hostility that was in man's heart and draw him into salvation? By draw do we mean: a "woo-ing", an enticement, a bait, or a pulling? In this episode of Bringing the Word Pastor Paul Starks dissects the biblical image of how God saves a person. If man is evil Jeremiah 17:9 would it be wrong for God to bring him into salvation even if it were against his will... is this what God does? Prepare to dig in with bible in hand into this great feast of theology (Theology = the study of God).

Afterall,  Jonah 2:9But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!” 






Monday, June 27, 2016

The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement

The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement


Greater Love Reformed Baptist Church
20926 S Main St, Carson, CA 90745
Sundays @ 9:30am

What is/was the extent of the Jesus' Atonement? Was it for everyone? Was it to make salvation available to all? Was it to actually secure the salvation of all the elect? What was Jesus' reason for going to Calvary. Here, brother Griffin examines the text and asks some important questions about the subject. 


John 17:6-9 (ESV)
6  “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.

7  Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.

8  For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.

9  I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Doctrines of Grace: Limited Atonement

Here are some important questions....

1.) Who did Christ die for?
2.) Did he actually save someone who had not yet been born?
3.) Can anyone and everyone absolutely be saved?
4.) Will EVERYONE, absolutely be saved?
5.) Did Jesus himself say people would go to hell?

Okay, maybe you've NEVER asked any of these question nor thought about them. But now think about them. In our series we've discovered that: 1.) all mankind have fallen in Adam and a holy and just God has the right and responsibility to throw them all into hell, 2.) God before the foundation of the world has chosen some to be saved from His wrath.... now we learn what means God provided to take our place for punishment - and does this means cover all mankind or some of mankind? This episode of Bringing the Word we cover the "L" in the T.U.L.I.P. acronym. Limited Atonement.



Heres a short study text to help...

John 17:9 (ESV)
9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Doctrines of Grace: Unconditional Election


Unconditional Election?


What the Bible really mean when it says "...even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love..." Did God select people before they were born for something? Does it mean that God chooses salvation or man chooses salvation? What does this choosing have to do with your freewill? Listen as Paul Starks digs deep into this topic and lets see if it holds up to the light of scripture or not.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Doctrines of Grace: Total Depravity



TOTAL DEPRAVITY?

The first of our dissection of the biblical teaching called the Doctrines of Grace, otherwise known as T.U.L.I.P and sometimes called Calvinism. Here Pastor Paul L. Starks breaks down the CHristian teaching one piece at a time. This discussion is the foundation of the entire teaching. Total Depravity. Listen in as Pastor Starks explains what Total Depravity is mean, how it affects the unbeliever and how this plays a significant part in God's salvation story with man. Have you ever thought you were just not all that good? Have you ever wondered why the world seems so destitute and hopeless? Is man getting any better? Is man basically good? The preacher on T.V. said I'm great, but what does the bible say about me? If you were ever confused or just unsure about any of these types of questions, this may be the very Godsend answer you have been looking for. Starks dissects this OLD CHRISTIAN teaching and breaks it down and make it easy enough for anyone to grasp. COMPLETE WITH SCRIPTURE AND REFERENCES! LISTEN IN! 




T.U.L.I.P.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Coming this summer: The Doctrines of Grace

Beginning on June 5, 2016
Our move into salvation is a puzzle to some and how it happens should be a desire for all who are saved to find out. It’s important as Christians to understand what God’s saving grace is all about and how it is applied to us as His people. God brings us into His family but how does this happen? Why does He move to save human beings from their condition of sinners to saints? What does it involve? The Doctrines Of Grace help us navigate into understanding God’s love for His people and it’s significance to our daily lives as followers of Christ. As we bring into clarity God’s salvation plan through His word, we develop an understanding of who we are, why we are here and where we are going. In knowing this we see the beauty of God’s favor toward His people and the bounty of His unlimited love. Come join us this summer starting on the first Sunday in June as we journey into the word of God and learn about God's amazing grace.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Abortion:

ABORTION
What can be said about this fiery hot button topic that hasn't already been said? Pastor Paul L. Starks tackles the always important always dividing topic of abortion. While you may have your own thoughts as to this deeply divisive topic you would find that many people struggle with the topic. 

Many struggle with the questions: Is it wrong? Is it really murder? Is it a sin? Can I be forgiven for it? The bible NEVER mentions abortion so why are we talking about it? Scientists say this isn't a baby yet. Its a womans choice right? Will God hold me responsible?... and many other questions. Listen in as Pastor Paul digs deep into scripture to discuss this always relevant topic at an always relevant time!




You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD. -  Leviticus 18:21, Holy Bible (ESV)