I. Introduction One of the first things you should do when coming to a book study is to try to grasp the big picture of the book. What is it all about? Why was it written? If you had to sum up the message of the book of Colossians in a few sentences or even a few words what would you say? If someone…
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Revelation 2:18-29 Stephen Caswell © 2004 The Pope And The Angelic Doctor The story is often told of how Thomas Aquinas the Angelic Doctor once visited Pope Innocent IV. The pope showed him the rich treasures of the Roman church and boasted that the time has gone when the church was saying, Silver and…
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JEZEBEL... This name has never been on the popular list of baby girl names, and for good reason! The name Jezebel carries with it the stigma and personification of evil, wickedness, and immorality. We see Jezebel come to the pages of scripture in the Old Testament in 1 Kings 16:29-33 29 Now Ahab the…
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I have heard of one who preached much against certain errors, but there was another servant of the Lord who never preached against those errors but who always proclaimed the gospel right out straight. When one asked him why he did not attack the errors, he said, “I do preach against them most effectually.…
Backstory When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had arrived, they came and started to argue with him. Testing him, they demanded that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority. Our Scripture begins with this demand. Miracle? They want a miracle now? What about the previous miracles?…
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Scripture repeatedly warns against false teachings, which deny or distort some aspect of the gospel. The origin of such teachings is attributed either to human error or to demonic inspiration.
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Three Zen Buddhist monks stopped on their journey to rest. One of the monks saw a flag and said, "Oh, What a strong wind blowing!” The second monk argued that it was not the wind blowing but the flag flying. The third monk contended that neither the wind was blowing nor the flag flying, but their minds…
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I Timothy 1:1-11, 18-20 Introduction My friend has been a pastor for many years. He has held all kinds of leadership positions in the conference and is a man highly respected by many people. He looks like a person who, as far as his Christian faith is concerned, has it all together. Yet, I know that…
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INTRODUCTION · Ch’s 1-2 à Paul is giving Timothy encouragement to overcome his fears and to speak the truth of the Gospel to others in spite of any hardship that may come. · As we get to verses 14-26 of ch2, we see the instructions that Paul gives Timothy apply, not only to Timothy’s ministry, but also…
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Those who teach error and in so doing lead others astray. They are to be distinguished from false prophets who are equally condemned in Scripture.
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According to research, 40-50% of Millennials connected to the church in their teens will walk away after their senior year of high school. This trend has been happening for almost a decade and it’s time to ask why? Today we look at Acts 20, getting a fly-on-the-wall perspective into Paul’s final message for the Ephesian Elders. And in Paul’s instruction, we find the clues to address our Millennial crisis.
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Text: Colossians 2:8-10 Title: Complete in Christ Theme of the book of Colossians: Jesus Christ: The preeminent and all-sufficient Savior Theme of Text: Man’s philosophy is flawed and false; Christ is completely God and completes the believer. Proposition: Completeness only comes in Christ. You can only…
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PROPHECY Two Jewish men recently tried to climb the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest site, because they believed a water stain on the wall signaled the coming of the Messiah. The stain was discovered by worshippers who came to pray at the base of the Western Wall, also known as the “Wailing…
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What is Oneness Pentecostal theology? Oneness Pentecostal theology affirms that there exists only one God in all the universe. It affirms the deity of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. However, Oneness theology denies the Trinity. The Trinity is the doctrine that there is one God who manifests Himself as three…
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Christians around the world differ to a varying dgree on how they understand the Bible and practice their Christian faith. However, there are certain non-negotiables that all Christians everywhere hold. Unfortunately, there are many teachings that mimic the social teachings of the Christian faith without the emphasis on persoanl responsibility and that ignore the basic fundamentals of the faith. In Paul's letter to the Corinthian Church, Paul identifies several ways by which we can evaluate the various teachings we encounter in this world to determine whether or not they are true and compatible with the Christian faith.
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Introduction Welcome to Calvary Chapel La Mesa We’re halfway through the book No idea what’s next Throughout the centuries efforts have been made to bring Christianity into alignment with other world religions If only Christianity would get onboard with others and accept works based salvation then we…
Paul’s goal, his prayer, and his labor was for these saints to be mature believers in Christ. He wanted them to be firm, steadfast, complete, grounded in Christ alone as a means for their sanctification. Our sanctification is possible because of Christ. Our sanctification is possible only through Christ.…