The Woman at the Well


Successful Christianity Now Part 4

Successful Christianity Now
I. This study sets forth the importance of not letting the past impede victory and progress in the present.
A. We do not live in the past and cannot change the past.
B. Decision-making is for the present and has implications for the future, not the past.
C. We do well to live in the present under the present law of Christ in this present evil
world. GAL1:4.
1. The past law of Moses served its purpose but could perfect nothing.
HEB 7:19; 9:9.
2. The entire law of the sinless future world is not the rule for us now.
LUK 20:34-36.

Christmas: How a Green Tree Became a Golden Calf and a Sacred Cow

(Revelation 11:10) And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Happy Hanukkah?

(John 10:22) And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

Successful Christianity Now Part 3

Successful Christianity Now
I. This study sets forth the importance of not letting the past impede victory and progress in the present.
A. We do not live in the past and cannot change the past.
B. Decision-making is for the present and has implications for the future, not the past.
C. We do well to live in the present under the present law of Christ in this present evil
world. GAL1:4.
1. The past law of Moses served its purpose but could perfect nothing.
HEB 7:19; 9:9.
2. The entire law of the sinless future world is not the rule for us now.
LUK 20:34-36.

Dealing With Problems

Dealing With Problems
I. We will have problems in this world. JOH 16:33.
II. View problems from God's perspective.
A. God's dominion extends over all. DAN 4:34-35.
B. There can be no problem without God's permission. JOB 1:12; 2:6.
C. God has a purpose worthy of Himself in that which He permits. PSA 76:10.
D. God knows and understands your problem. JOB 23:10; PSA 31:7; 147:5.
E. God loves and cares for His people, and purposes to do us good even when He chastens us.
1JO 4:9-10; 1PE 5:7; HEB 12:5-11.
F. God has a good purpose for you in permitting problems in your life.

The Bible: Why? How? Part 1

The Bible: Why? How?
I. The invisible God and Creator has revealed Himself by three means.
A. General revelation in nature. ROM 1:20 c/w PSA 19:1; ACT 14:17.
1. Nature only reveals His existence and power (creative and destructive).
2. Nature does not reveal His purpose or will, nor does it reveal specifics about sin,
forgiveness, reconciliation, the afterlife, etc.
3. Nature’s message is subject to ambiguous interpretation, as is evident by the variety
of superstitions derived from natural phenomena.

Religious Quid Pro Quo

Religious Quid Pro Quo
I. Biblical ministry goes contrary to the theory, “You will catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” 2TI 4:2; TIT 1:13; 2:15.
A. exhort: To admonish earnestly; to urge by stimulating words to conduct regarded as
laudable.
B. admonish: To put (a person) in mind of duties; to counsel against wrong practices; to give
authoritative or warning advice; to exhort, to warn.
C. rebuke: To beat down or force back; to repress or check (a person); to repulse; to reprove,
reprimand, chide severely.

Successful Christianity Now Part 2

Successful Christianity Now
I. This study sets forth the importance of not letting the past impede victory and progress in the present.
A. We do not live in the past and cannot change the past.
B. Decision-making is for the present and has implications for the future, not the past.
C. We do well to live in the present under the present law of Christ in this present evil
world. GAL1:4.
1. The past law of Moses served its purpose but could perfect nothing.
HEB 7:19; 9:9.
2. The entire law of the sinless future world is not the rule for us now.
LUK 20:34-36.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day in America has a noble history of national pausing to give thanks to the Creator for His benefits. But the reverence and humility once associated with the custom has been considerably displaced by what is now truly important to our culture: pleasure (long weekend, football, feasting, shopping). Pleasure in and of itself is not evil, but when it becomes the summum bonum of a nation, watch out!