The Resurrection (Part 1)

THE RESURRECTION

I. Physical death and the grave are, to the natural eye, the culmination of the wages of sin.
ROM 6:23.
A. This is the appointment that Adam made for every man. 1CO 15:21-22 c/w HEB 9:27.
B. This is man's home. JOB 17:13; ECC 12:5.
C. It is the last enemy that shall be destroyed. 1CO 15:26.

II. Mind the consistency of Biblical truth. Death by sin was realized in three distinct stages and the remedial saving calls were accordingly ordered in three stages.
A. First, man died spiritually. GEN 2:17; EPH 2:1.

What the Gospel is For

WHAT THE GOSPEL IS FOR

I. Scripture shows that "gospel" means "glad tidings" or "good news."
ISA 61:1 c/w LUK 4:18-19; ISA 52:7 c/w ROM 10:15.
A. The word "tidings" in ISA 61:1 and ISA 52:7 is from the Hebrew "basar" (SRN #1319), which means "to bear news, bear tidings, publish, preach, show forth."
B. Therefore the gospel is the glad tidings or good news of something. It is the declaration of some fact or event that should be a cause for rejoicing. It is not the thing itself.
C. The substance of the gospel/glad tidings/good news is that Jesus Christ

Nehemiah: Lessons in Building (Part 13)

Nehemiah 13

vs.1-3. The mixed multitude was separated from the people in compliance with the law read on that day.
A. This is the essence of true revival and rebuilding: a submissive return to the
precepts and commandments of the word of God. REV 2:5; 1CO 11:1-2.
1. There is no peace where the order of the law is abandoned.
2CH 15:3-5 ct/w PHIL 4:9.
2. Is the church in disrepair or disorder and wondering how to make sense
of its own confusion? Go back to the Scripture and obey it.

Friends or Lovers? (Our Relationship to the Mammon of Unrighteousness)

FRIENDS OR LOVERS?
(Our Relationship to the Mammon of Unrighteousness)

I. The Lord Jesus Christ instructed His disciples about a necessary balance of
faithfulness in both righteous things and unrighteous things. LUK 16:1-13.

II. Some have interpretted Christ's lesson from the unjust steward as a license for questionable or shady business dealings where practicality or profit may override
principle.

Romans 9

Pastor Boffey delivered an extemporaneous message on Romans chapter nine, showing from the Scriptures the sovereign grace of God in his election of a people for his name.

Togetherness (Part 3)

TOGETHERNESS

I. God has ordained that men be in company with others.
A. Before sin's entrance, God saw that it was not good for man to be alone.
GEN 2:18.
B. God has thus ordained families, nations, friend and churches.
C. The locusts are commended for their wisdom in going forth by bands.
PRO 30:27.
D. Jesus sent His disciples out by twos. MAR 6:7.
E. Paul emphasized the importance to him of his companions.
ROM 16:1-4, 6, 9; PHIL 2:25; COL 4:11; 2TI 1:16; PHM 1:20.
F. Mark the four benefits of togetherness taught in ECC 4:7-12.

Nehemiah: Lessons in Building (Part 12)

Nehemiah 12

vs.1-26. Record is here given of the priests and the Levites.
A. The Spirit is careful to note not only the number but the names of the
righteous who put their hand to the work of God. c/w ROM 16:3-15.
1. God knows the number of His saints (REV 7:9) but is pleased to know us also intimately by names which He carefully has recorded in a book.
JOH 10:3 c/w PHIL 4:3.
2. A good name gotten by good character is worth noting.
PRO 22:1; PSA 112:6 c/w PRO 10:7.
B. There were diverse offices of the Levites. vs.24-25.

Togetherness (Part 2)

TOGETHERNESS

I. God has ordained that men be in company with others.
A. Before sin's entrance, God saw that it was not good for man to be alone.
GEN 2:18.
B. God has thus ordained families, nations, friend and churches.
C. The locusts are commended for their wisdom in going forth by bands.
PRO 30:27.
D. Jesus sent His disciples out by twos. MAR 6:7.
E. Paul emphasized the importance to him of his companions.
ROM 16:1-4, 6, 9; PHIL 2:25; COL 4:11; 2TI 1:16; PHM 1:20.
F. Mark the four benefits of togetherness taught in ECC 4:7-12.

Togetherness (Part 1)

TOGETHERNESS

I. God has ordained that men be in company with others.
A. Before sin's entrance, God saw that it was not good for man to be alone.
GEN 2:18.
B. God has thus ordained families, nations, friend and churches.
C. The locusts are commended for their wisdom in going forth by bands.
PRO 30:27.
D. Jesus sent His disciples out by twos. MAR 6:7.
E. Paul emphasized the importance to him of his companions.
ROM 16:1-4, 6, 9; PHIL 2:25; COL 4:11; 2TI 1:16; PHM 1:20.
F. Mark the four benefits of togetherness taught in ECC 4:7-12.

Sparks in the Home (Part 2)

SPARKS IN THE HOME

I. Married couples may expect to undergo trying times in their relationships.
1CO 7:28.
A. Trials that come against a couple from outside sources tend to bring the
couple closer together.
B. It is the trial that develops in the battle of wills within the marriage that
drives couples apart.

II. Marital conflict can be a useful tool in maintaining mutual respect and enforcing mutual accountability. PRO 27:17.
A. Virtually noone respects a pushover.