When the World Held its Breath

July 26th, 2015

Overwhelming threat... II Kings 18:17-35

  

"What if?" -- the world holds its breath... II Kings 18:36 - 9:4

  

Prayer of power... II Kings 19:14-19

  

"I have heard your prayer"... II Kings 19:20-37

 

          Isaiah 10:16 

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Destiny Undone

July 20th, 2015

Israel... unparalleled calling
 
     Genesis 12:1-3 (3:15, 21; 49:10)
 
     Exodus 19:6
 
     Isaiah 42:5-8
 
Disaster strikes… II Kings 17:3-6
 
     Why?

          Bad stuff just happens… Matthew 5:45; Luke 13:4-5

          Spiritual discipline… Hebrews 12:5-6ff

          Natural consequences… Galatians 6:7

          Divine judgement… II Kings 17:7-18

 
Learning from the past
 
     II Corinthians 10:11

     Matthew 5:13-15

     Hosea 11:1-5
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Look Forward!

July 12th, 2015

*Correct Thinking is Crucial....  II Peter 3:1-2

  • examine.... Psalm 26:2
  • love the Lord.... Matthew 22:37
  • set.... Romans 8:5-6
  • transform.... Romans 12:2
  • recall.... II Peter 3:2
*Warning --> Scoffers.... II Peter 3:3-7
  • they will question....
  • they will forget...
  • Water & Fire
*Timing.... II Peter 3:8-9
--> The Lord knows the time.
--> The Lord will Keep His promise.
--> The Lord does not want anyone to perish.

*The Day of the Lord.... II Peter 3:10-13
  • The heavens will disappear with a roar....
  • The elements will be destroyed by fire....
  • The earth and everything done in it will be laid bare....
+Big Question.... What kind of people should we be?

> Look Forward --> to the day of God....

> Look Forward to a New Heaven and a New Earth....
  • What did the Apostle John see?.... Revelation 21:1-6
*How to Look Forward....  II Peter 3:14-18

  • Make every effort to be found.....
~ spotless   ~Blameless ~at peace w/him
  • Be on your guard.... 1 Corinthians 16:13
  • Grow!
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Deception?

July 5th, 2015

15 Character Flaws of False Teachers - 2 Peter 2:10-14

  • They folly the corrupt desire of the flesh.
  • They despise authority.
  • They are bold and arrogant.
  • They heap abuse.
  • They blaspheme.
  • They are like unreasoning animals.
  • They are born to be caught and destroyed.
  • They will perish.
  • They will be paid back with harm.
  • They are blots and blemishes.
  • They revel in pleasures.
  • They have eyes full of adultery.
  • They seduce the unstable.
  • They are experts at greed.
  • They are accursed brood.

Contrast - Pastors - 1 Timothy 3:1-7

  • Preach the Word - 2 Timothy 4:2-5
  • Preach the Gospel - 1 Corinthians 9:16 / Romans 1:16

Do you need a Donkey in your life? - 2 Peter 2:15-16 / Numbers 22:21-35 / Jude 11

The Content of False Teaching - 2 Peter 2:17-19

  • Empty
  • Appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh
  • A false promise of freedom

Consequences - 2 Peter 2:20-22

  • A corruption of the World <> Corrupt desires of the fles
  • A dog & a pig - Proverbs 26:11

Application

  • Am I solidly grounded in God's truth? 2 Timothy 2:15
  • Has the Lord been trying to warn me? - John 10:27, James 1:22
  • Do I have real freedom? - John 8:31-32

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