On Becoming An Adult Part 5

On Becoming an Independent, Responsible, Successful Adult
I. If God gives grace, there comes a time for all to transition from childhood to adulthood.
A. The adult puts away childish ways. 1CO 13:11.
B. This doesn’t happen overnight nor is it pegged to a birthday. An 18-year old may or may
not be ready for independence: it depends upon the level of maturity.
C. Youth needs to gradually develop mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually to
prepare for being an independent, responsible, successful adult.

Halloween: Celebrating Darkness

The festive occasion known as Halloween is now taken for granted. It is a time of curious, rather morbid activities for children and adults alike when some of the darkest themes of a sin-burdened creation are exhumed from history's graveyard for public display and for the profit of carnal merchants who promote the entire affair. Yet how many people (especially Bible-believers) have given honest, serious consideration to the nature of this seasonal celebration?

The Better Inheritance

1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

On Becoming An Adult Part 4

On Becoming an Independent, Responsible, Successful Adult
I. If God gives grace, there comes a time for all to transition from childhood to adulthood.
A. The adult puts away childish ways. 1CO 13:11.
B. This doesn’t happen overnight nor is it pegged to a birthday. An 18-year old may or may
not be ready for independence: it depends upon the level of maturity.
C. Youth needs to gradually develop mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually to
prepare for being an independent, responsible, successful adult.

Friday the Thirteenth?

Esther 3:5-7
(5) And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.
(6) And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.
(7) In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.

Philippians 2:1-2

Philippians 2:1-2
A. These verses highlight a basic difference between the character of Christian life in the church and the natural way of this world.
1. Christian life is not survival of the fittest, a desperate clamor of self-interests which weeds out the weak.
2. Christian life is not self-promotion by exploiting the weak or uninformed (as Scientology).
3. Christian life is not the Intellectual elite regulating the blind force (as Freemasonry).
4. Christian life is not a beehive, a compartmentalized super-efficient but ruthless society

Feminism Part 1

Feminism
I. For at least fifty years, there has been an increased emphasis on women’s rights and the terms women’s rights movement, feminist movement, women’s liberation, etc., have become part of our cultural jargon coincidental with an increased struggle between the sexes.
A. What is a Christian approach to feminism?
B. Does Scripture address the issue?
C. This study seeks to sort out the good and bad of the feminist movement.
II. Definitions.
A. feminism: Advocacy of the rights of women (based on the theory of equality of the sexes).
(O.E.D.)

The Transient Tabernacle (Part 2)

Num 7:1 And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it, and all the instruments thereof, both the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them, and sanctified them;
Num 7:2 That the princes of Israel, heads of the house of their fathers, who were the princes of the tribes, and were over them that were numbered, offered:

Swept and Garnished

Swept and Garnished
(Luke 11:24-26)
A. These words were a rebuttal of the gainsayers who had just attributed Jesus' casting out of a devil to the power of Beelzebub, chief of devils (vs. 14-16) as if He were nothing more than a Jannes or Jambres (2TI 3:8).
1. MAT 12:24, 38 shows that the scribes and Pharisees were the particular offenders and
objects of Jesus' rebuttal.
2. Their sons were presuming to cast out devils also. v. 19 c/w ACT 19:13-17.
3. Beelzebub seems to be alive and active today in televangelistic healers.

Yom Kippur and the Ark of the Covenant

(Leviticus 16:14) And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
(Leviticus 16:15) Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: