Posts from January 2022

Why Does the Church Matter?

Scripture for today’s sermon: MATTERS TO J_______. Acts 17:25 James 1:18 2 Corinthians 11:2 Ephesians 5:22-33 MATTERS M_________. Hebrews 6:19. Ecclesiastes 3:11 John 10:10 1 John 3:1 MEMBERS NEED W________. John 4:24-25 Psalm 22:22 MATTERS TO A_________. Ephesians 3:10 Job 1:8; 2:3 Luke 15:10: 1 Peter 1:12

The Conversation

They talked endlessly. Since there was no need to express and explain, their communication moved beyond the speed of light, yet the time taken by the exchange was imperceptible. However, the deconstruction of what was said would take much of history to unravel, but if we stopped the clock or slowed it down to hear the Divine Trialogue, these would be the points they considered. “Let us make man,” began the source of all things. “Why?” came the dual response…

The Truth About Dressing to Worship

Does it matter how we dress when we go to worship God? Is it only the heart that matters, or does God also care about our outward appearance? What does our clothing communicate to other people? Has personal comfort and convenience become more important to us than presenting ourselves in the most respectful way possible? In this lesson, Don Blackwell explores these questions, studying both biblical passages and societal views as they relate to clothing. You might be surprised by…

Prophecies About the Church

Scripture for today’s sermon: Isaiah 25:6-9 UNPACKING THE TEXT OF ISAIAH 25:6-9 Verse 6 Verses 7-8 Verse 9 ISAIAH’S PROPHESY – A POWERFUL MESSAGE FOR THE PEOPLE OF HIS DAY. Revelation 21:4 Matthew 8:5-13 TODAY WE PARTICIPATE IN & AWAIT THE ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 GOD PROVIDES THE BANQUET & DOES THE SAVING. Romans 5:6-8 FAITH IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BANQUET & THE SALVATION. THE BANQUET IS THE BEST OF THE BEST

The Christian and Self-Defense

May a Christian defend himself and his family? What if self-defense requires the use of lethal force? May a Christian serve as a police officer or in the military? In this 27-minute long program, Don Blackwell examines the arguments and explains from the Bible how God authorizes self-defense.

Being The Church That Is of Christ

Scripture for today’s sermon: Ephesians 5:22-27 S________________ Romans 6, 1 Timothy 4:16 2 John 1:9 L________________ Peter 1:22 John 4:7 John 13:35 2 Thessalonians 1:3 P__________________ 1 Corinthians 6:11 Hebrews 10:10 James 1:27 Colossians 3:1-3 G__________________ 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Scientific Foreknowledge of the Bible: Germs and Disease – Proof for God

You might not think that you need to go to the Bible to find ways that could potentially save thousands of lives. However, what we see when we turn to the Bible, especially in the first five books, is that the scientific foreknowledge that was given there was thousands of years ahead of the modern scientific understanding of how germs and diseases are spread. In this lesson, Kyle Butt looks at the scientific foreknowledge that was given to the Israelites…

The Thief on the Cross

One of the most frequent objections offered to baptism is the thief on the cross. People will argue, “The thief on the cross wasn’t baptized, and he was saved, therefore I don’t have to be baptized. I want to be saved like the thief on the cross.” Is this a valid argument? Can we be saved like the thief on the cross? In this study, Don Blackwell will examine the account of the thief on the cross and answer these…

6 Amazing Scientific Facts of the Bible – Proof for God

The Bible has been accused of being an outdated book of superstition, written by people who didn’t understand the scientific workings of the real world. This statement is patently false. The Bible does not contain errors or superstitious ideas, but it does contain scientific facts that were written thousands of years before we in modern scientific times understood how important they were. In this video lesson, Kyle Butt presents a lesson on six scientific facts that validate the Bible.

The Church in the Mind of God

Scripture for today’s sermon: Ephesians 3:9-11 WHAT DID GOD KNOW BEFORE CREATION? Genesis 1-2 . Ephesians 1:4 Acts 20:28 WHAT WAS GOD’S PURPOSE FOR CREATION & MANKIND? Genesis 12:3 Ephesians 2:14-16 Acts 13:46-47 Ephesians 3:3-7 HOW WOULD GOD’S GLORIOUS PLAN COME TOGETHER? John 3:16 Ephesians 3:20-21 GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSE FOR CHRIST’S CHURCH? Ephesians 3:9 Ephesians 3:11 Matthew 5:16

Beginning a New Year

Scripture for today’s sermon: Ecclesiastes 9:10 We Are About To Enter New Territory Revelation 20:12 We Can Only Change The Direction Of Our Feet Romans 13:11-14

7 Superhuman Qualities of the Bible – Proof for God

There are lots of reasons that people give as to why they think the Bible is or is not God’s word. In order to prove the divine nature of the Bible, one would need to show that the Bible contains things that people on their own simply could not have come up with. In this video lesson, Kyle Butt looks at seven superhuman qualities of the Bible.