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Dealing With Problems in the Church (Part 1)

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89:14 minutes (18.52 MB)

To learn more about dealing with life's difficulties, click here: Dealing With Problems

Dealing With Problems in the Church

I. Problems will come.
1. Offences will come, but don't be the person by whom they come (Mat 18:7).
2. Heresies must come to manifest they who are approved (1Co 11:19).
3. Pastors will offend church members (Jam 3:1-2).
4. Trouble is common to all men (Job 14:1).
5. It is a given that problems will come, but what is important is how we deal with them.

Dealing With Problems in the Church (Part 2)

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79:09 minutes (16.33 MB)

To learn more about dealing with life's difficulties, click here: Dealing With Problems

VII. The Biblical way to deal with an offence which is private in nature between two brethren and which is not an excludable offence is to follow Jesus' instruction in Mat 18:15-17. This could also apply to a church member who was offended by the pastor.

Finding Contentment Being Single

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86:40 minutes (18.11 MB)

Finding Contentment Being Single

I. Marriage: God's design for most people.
1. When God created Adam, God Himself said that it was not good that man should be alone and he made him a companion (Gen 2:18).
A. From the beginning of time, it was God's design that men and women would marry and be fruitful and multiply (Gen 2:24 c/w Gen 1:28).
B. Jesus affirmed this principle (Mar 10:6-8).
C. The institution of marriage was a picture of the mystery of Christ and the church (Eph 5:31-32).
D. Marriage, along with everything else God made in the creation, was a very good thing (Gen 1:31).

Thoughts on Ordination

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76:16 minutes (16.4 MB)

Thoughts on Ordination

I. How do you know you're called to the ministry?
1. The standard answers:
A. I just feel God calling me.
B. God told me.
C. I have always wanted to be a preacher.
D. My mom/dad/grandma told me that they knew from the time I was a boy that I was going to be a preacher.
2. A desire to be a pastor is a good thing (1Ti 3:1), but the desire alone is not sufficient to make a man called of God.
A. There are many who desire to be teachers of the law who know not what they are talking about (1Ti 1:7).

Limbus Patrum

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69:58 minutes (14.5 MB)

Limbus Patrum

I. What is "Limbus Patrum"?

Ordination of Chad Wagner

107:32 minutes (22.38 MB)

Ordination By The Laying On Of Hands
I. ordain: To appoint, decree, destine, order. To appoint (a person, etc.) to a charge, duty,
or office.
II. The ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ is perpetuated by one elder/bishop/pastor/minister/steward
instructing qualified able men and ordaining them. 2TI 2:2 c/w TIT 1:5-9.
A. The office of N.T. ministry began with Jesus Christ ordaining the apostles (MAR 3:14)
who were also elders (1PE 5:1) as well as seventy others. LUK 10:1.
B. The N.T. shows the apostles doing the work of elders, including ordaining others.

How to Relate to Your Pastor

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110:52 minutes (23.26 MB)

Pastor Ben Mott preached a sermon to the church on how to relate to their new pastor, Chad Wagner.

History of the Minneapolis Church

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70:50 minutes (14.87 MB)

Pastor Mott gave a brief history of the Minneapolis Church and a short exhortation to the church as he resigned as pastor.

The Beginning of a Journey (Part 1)

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75:33 minutes (15.75 MB)

The Beginning of a Journey

I. The story of Joshua leading Israel into the promised land is instructive for us as we begin our journey together.
1. The things that are recorded in the Old Testament were written for our learning and admonition.
A. They were written for our learning and comfort (Strengthening; encouragement, incitement; aid, succour, support, countenance.), and to give us hope (Rom 15:4).
B. They were also written as examples to us for our admonition (The action of admonishing; authoritative counsel; warning, implied reproof.) (1Co 10:11).

The Beginning of a Journey (Part 2)

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73:22 minutes (15.34 MB)

III. The Lord's charge unto Joshua.
1. After the death of Moses, the LORD gave Joshua a charge to lead Israel into the promised land (Jos 1:1-2).
A. We are also heading to the promised land that God has waiting for us (1Pe 1:4; Joh 14:1-3).
B. We are looking for that same city and country that Abraham was (Heb 11:10,16; Heb 13:14).
2. God promised Joshua that he would be with him and not let his enemies stand before him as he did for Moses (Jos 1:5 c/w Deu 7:24).
A. God stands by his ministers in the N.T.

Divide and Conquer (Part 1)

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64:52 minutes (13.44 MB)

Divide and Conquer (Act 23:6-10)

I. This study should teach us:
1. to be wise unto the way this world works, but not to be of it.
2. how to use strategy when dealing with enemies.
3. how to use our opponents weakness against them.
4. how to use the mechanisms of this world to save us from the wicked intentions of the men of this world.
II. As Christians we should be wise unto that which is good, but simple concerning evil (Rom 16:19).
1. This doesn't mean that we should be ignorant of how the world works and should not use wisdom and strategy to get through this world.

Sorrow

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71:05 minutes (14.77 MB)

Sorrow

I. Sorrow is painful.
1. Sorrow n.- 1. a. Distress of mind caused by loss, suffering, disappointment, etc.; grief, deep sadness or regret; also, that which causes grief or melancholy; affliction, trouble.
2. Sorrow v.- 1. intr. To feel sorrow or sadness; to regret or grieve; also, to exhibit signs of grief, to mourn.
3. Mourn v. - 1. To feel sorrow, grief, or regret (often with added notion of expressing one's grief); to sorrow, grieve, lament.
II. Sorrow was the result of sin and was multiplied by sin (Gen 3:16-17).

Divide and Conquer (Part 2)

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62:35 minutes (12.95 MB)

VI. Strategy #3: Divide and conquer; using your enemies' weakness against them.
1. Paul was brought before the council and once again tried to reason with them (Act 23:1).
A. He declared to them that he had lived in good conscience all his life.
a. Paul stated this fact more than once in his defense and in his letter to Timothy (Act 24:16; 2Ti 1:3).
b. Paul also impressed upon Timothy, the young preacher whom he had trained and ordained, the importance of maintaining a good conscience (1Ti 1:5,19).

The Beginning of a Journey (Part 3)

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60:51 minutes (12.7 MB)

6. The LORD then gives Joshua the prescription for a prosperous and successful journey (Jos 1:8).
A. Joshua was to meditate in the book of the law.
i. Meditate - v. 1. trans. To muse over or reflect upon; to consider, study, ponder.
b. To fix one's attention upon; to observe with interest or intentness.
ii. Muse v. - 1. a. To be absorbed in thought; to meditate continuously in silence; to ponder.
iii. Consider v. - 1. To view or contemplate attentively, to survey, examine, inspect, scrutinize.

The Kingdom of Heaven IS the Kingdom of God

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69:21 minutes (14.53 MB)

The Kingdom of Heaven IS the Kingdom of God

I. By simply comparing spiritual things with spiritual (1Co 2:13), it is irrefutable that the "kingdom of heaven" spoken of in Matthew is synonymous with the "kingdom of God" spoken of in Mark and Luke. (see attached spreadsheet)
II. The kingdom of heaven/God came and was a present reality at the first coming of Christ.
1. Jesus said the kingdom of heaven / kingdom of God was "at hand" (Mat 4:17; Mar 1:14-15).
A. At hand - a. Within easy reach; near; close by. - Oxford English Dictionary

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 01) - Existence of God

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88:30 minutes (18.37 MB)

Basic Bible Doctrine

I. The Existence and Nature of God
1. The Bible declares that there is only one God (Isa 44:6-8; 1Co 8:6).
2. Even without the revelation of God, man can reason from the creation and know that there is an eternal and omnipotent God who created all things.
A. The visible things that are seen prove the existence of the invisible God who is not seen (Rom 1:20).
B. The heavens declare the glory of God (Psa 19:1).
C. The heavens declare His righteousness (Psa 50:6; Psa 97:6).
D. The creation teaches us that God created it (Job 12:7-10).

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 02) - God's Word (Part 1)

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66:09 minutes (13.84 MB)

II. God's Word
1. Throughout time, God has spoken to men by various and different means (Heb 1:1).
A. Sundry - Having an existence, position, or status apart; separate, distinct.
B. Divers - Different or not alike in character or quality; not of the same kind.
2. God spoke by the prophets in the Old Testament times (Heb 1:1).
A. The law that God gave by the prophets was spoken by means of angels (Heb 2:2).
i. The law of Moses was ordained by angels (Gal 3:19).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 3) - The Right to Self Defense

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67:16 minutes (13.89 MB)




Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 03) - God's Word (Part 2)

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55:25 minutes (11.52 MB)

5. The means of the preservation of the scriptures.
A. Some say that God only inspired His word in the original autographs.
B. The original autographs no longer exist, therefore either 1) God lied when he said His words would be preserved forever, or 2) He preserved them in copies and/or translations.
C. God is well able to, and has, preserved His scriptures in copies.
i. Moses and the stone tablets.
a. God gave Moses the "original autographs" which He personally wrote (Exo 31:18).
b. Moses destroyed the "original autographs" (Exo 32:19).

When Do We Resist Evil and Defend Ourselves?

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71:35 minutes (14.79 MB)

When Do We Resist Evil and Defend Ourselves?

I. When should we not resist evil?
1. It is acceptable with God when we suffer for doing well (1Pe 2:20).
2. We are called to suffer for righteousness as Christ did, whose example we are to follow (1Pe 2:21).
3. Jesus did not resist the government when they came to arrest Him (Joh 18:1-9).
A. They came for him with weapons (Joh 18:3).
B. Jesus had easy access to a weapon with which to defend Himself (Luk 22:38; Joh 18:10).
C. Jesus could have destroyed them (Mat 26:53).

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 04) - Bible Interpretation (Part 1)

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63:29 minutes (13.18 MB)

I. Bible Interpretation (hermeneutics)
1. The origin of sound Bible interpretation.
A. Man is supposed to live by every word of God (Mat 4:4).
i. It is by God's word that we get understanding (Psa 119:104).
ii. The Bible is a light and a lamp to show us the way (Psa 119:105; Pro 6:23).
B. Therefore it would make sense that the Bible would tell us how to interpret itself, which it does.
2. Some prerequisites for understanding the Bible.
A. The Bible can be understood; it is not some dark book shrouded in mystery.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 05) - Bible Interpretation (Part 2)

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91:14 minutes (19.04 MB)

3. The rules of Bible interpretation.
A. There are no contradictions in the Bible.
i. When prophets prophesied, they had to do it according to the proportion of faith (Rom 12:6).
a. According adv. - According to. a. In a manner agreeing with, consistent with, or answering to; agreeably to.
b. Proportion - 1. A portion or part in its relation to the whole; a comparative part, a share; sometimes simply, a portion, division, part.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 06) - Total Depravity (Part 1)

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61:29 minutes (12.78 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

IV. The Nature of Man (Total Depravity)
1. When Adam and Eve were created by God, they were created very good (Gen 1:27,31).
A. They were created in God's very own image.
B. They were pure and had no concept of evil (Gen 2:25).
C. God made man upright (Ecc 7:29).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 6) - We Are Not a Righteous Nation

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77:11 minutes (15.95 MB)




Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 07) - Total Depravity (Part 2)

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57:51 minutes (12.06 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

iii. They don't seek after God (Rom 3:11).
a. The wicked will not seek after God, nor do they think about God (Psa 10:4).
1) They do not seek God because they do not mind the things of the Spirit, but rather the things of the flesh (Rom 8:5).

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 08) - The Wages of Sin is Death

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61:59 minutes (12.86 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

V. The Wages of Sin is Death
1. As was before proved, men inherited a sinful nature from Adam (Rom 5:12; Eph 2:3).
A. We not only inherited a sinful nature, but we have all sinned ourselves (Rom 5:12; Rom 3:23).
i. Sin is the transgression of the law (1Jo 3:4).

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 09) - Salvation by Grace

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62:51 minutes (13.08 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VI. Salvation by Grace (Eternal Salvation)
1. Given that men by nature under sin are spiritually dead, unrighteous, and filthy and cannot seek, understand, please, nor believe in God; if man will be reconciled to God and spared eternal punishment, it is God who must save the sinner.

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 1) - Different Underlying Greek and Hebrew Manuscripts

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66:24 minutes (13.72 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

I. “...stand still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God” (1Sa 9:27).
II. Some basic facts about the Bible.
1. The Bible is inspired by God; it is the word of God, not man. (2Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:21; 2Sa 23:2)
2. The Bible is infallible. (Psa 12:6; Psa 19:7; Pro 30:5)
3. God regards His word above His very name! (Psa 138:2 c/w Eph 1:20-21)

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 10) - Temporal Salvation

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78:35 minutes (16.36 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VII. Temporal Salvation
1. The Bible makes a distinction between things that are temporal and things that are eternal (2Co 4:18).
A. Temporal - 1. Lasting or existing only for a time; passing, temporary. Now rare or merged in 2.

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 2) - Vaticanus and Sinaiticus; Changes in the NIV

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62:03 minutes (12.83 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

VII. Some facts about the manuscripts, Vaticanus (B) and Sinaiticus (Aleph).
1. Vaticanus (B)
A. Vaticanus was discovered in the Vatican in 1448.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 11) - The Purpose of the Gospel

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69:27 minutes (14.48 MB)

For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse.

VIII. The Purpose of the Gospel
1. A common question which is often asked when someone first hears of the doctrine of sovereign grace is: "If God chose people to save before He even created the world, then what is the point of preaching the gospel?".

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 3) - Verse Comparisons Between the KJV, NIV, NASB, and NKJV

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51:20 minutes (10.61 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

See the attached outline for verse comparisons between the King James Version (KJV), the New International Version (NIV), and the New American Standard Bible (NASB) which show that changes in the modern versions affect important Bible doctrine.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 12) - Baptism (Part 1)

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81:41 minutes (17.03 MB)

IX. Baptism
1. What is baptism?
A. Baptism - 1. The action or ceremony of baptizing; immersion of a person in water, or application of water by pouring or sprinkling, as a religious rite, symbolical of moral or spiritual purification or regeneration, and, as a Christian ordinance, betokening initiation into the Church.
B. Baptize - Etymology - [a. F. baptise-r, -izer (11th c.), ad. L. baptiza-re, ad. Gr. βaπτξειν ‘to immerse, bathe, wash, drench,’ in Christian use appropriated to the religious rite, f. βάπτειν to dip, plunge, bathe.]

Corruption in Modern Bible Versions (Part 4) - More Verse Comparisons Between the KJV, NIV, NASB, and NKJV

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49:05 minutes (10.13 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and for more resources on the modern Bible perversions, click here: Bible Versions

See the attached outline for verse comparisons between the King James Version (KJV), the New International Version (NIV), and the New American Standard Bible (NASB) which show that changes in the modern versions affect important Bible doctrine.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 13) - Baptism (Part 2)

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68:03 minutes (14.13 MB)

vi. What about "household baptisms" in the Bible?
a. Let's examine each of the five "household baptisms" in the Bible.
b. Cornelius' house (Act 10:47-48).
1) It is true that more than Cornelius was baptized by Peter.
2) Cornelius had invited his kinsmen and near friends to hear Peter (Act 10:24).
3) The members of Cornelius' house were all old enough to fear God, since he feared God with ALL his house, which could not include infants as they are too young to fear God (Act 10:2).

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 1) - Sonship of Christ; Church Autonomy (associations); Church Government

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66:48 minutes (13.82 MB)

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists

I. The reason for this study.
1. Since the Minneapolis Church is an independent and autonomous church and not part of a denomination or an association, it is difficult in a few sentences to explain to someone "what kind of church" we are.
2. For that reason, we sometimes will tell inquirers that compared to modern denominations or associations, we are most similar to Primitive Baptists.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 14) - The Local Church

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78:01 minutes (16.23 MB)

X. The Local Church
1. A church is a congregation of people (Heb 2:12 c/w Psa 22:22; Act 7:38 c/w Exo 16:2).
2. There is more than one type of church found in the scriptures.
A. In the last section, it was shown that baptism adds a person to the church. In this section, it will be shown which church is under consideration.
B. The Bible speaks of the universal church comprised of all the redeemed from all time as the church (Heb 12:22-23).
i. This is the whole family of God (Eph 3:15).
ii. This church is the bride that Christ died for (Eph 5:25-27).

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 15) - True Worship

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87:53 minutes (18.27 MB)

XI. True Worship
1. The necessity of worshipping God in truth.
A. God must be worshipped in spirit and in truth (Joh 4:24).
i. Truth - I. The quality of being true. 1. a. The character of being, or disposition to be, true to a person, principle, cause, etc.; faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, constancy, steadfast allegiance.
II. 5. a. Conformity with fact; agreement with reality; accuracy, correctness, verity (of statement or thought).
ii. True worshippers worship God in truth (Joh 4:23).

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 2) - Closed (Not Close) Communion

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49:40 minutes (10.27 MB)

VII. Interchurch communion.
1. Communion is a local church ordinance.
2. The apostle Paul dealt much with the issue of communion with the church at Corinth.
A. The first epistle to the Corinthians was addressed specifically "unto the church of God which is a Corinth" (1Co 1:2).
B. Paul tells them that "ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular" (1Co 12:27).
i. The body and members under consideration is the local church and the members of it (1Co 12:12-26).

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 16) - Christian Duty

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75:48 minutes (15.74 MB)

XII. Christian Duty
1. So you know and understand who the true God is, what the true word of God is, how to study and understand the Bible, that men by nature are totally depraved and condemned under sin, that Jesus Christ saved His elect eternally by grace alone, that belief and obedience of the gospel saves God's children temporally, and that believers ought to be baptized and added to a true church that worships God in spirit and in truth.
A. At this point, if you understand and believe all of the above, you should be a baptized member of a true New Testament church.

Why We Are Not Primitive Baptists (Part 3) - Pagan Holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween)

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74:32 minutes (15.42 MB)

VIII. Pagan holidays.
1. The pagan origin of Christmas.

Basic Bible Doctrine (Part 17) - The Second Coming of Christ

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59:51 minutes (12.46 MB)

XIII. The Second Coming of Christ
1. This Basic Bible Doctrine series started by covering things that took place before time began and will end by covering things that will take place after time ends.
2. What will the second coming of Christ be like? How will we know when it happens?
A. When Jesus left this earth after His resurrection, angels told the disciples who watched him depart into heaven that he would return in like manner (Act 1:9-11).

All Things to All Men (Part 1)

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58:12 minutes (12.05 MB)

All Things to All Men (1Co 9:19-23)
I. Overview.
1. Being free from all men, but a servant to all.
2. Becoming as a Jew to the Jews.
3. Becoming as a Gentile to the Gentiles.
4. Becoming as weak to the weak.
5. Being all things to all men to save some and be a partaker of the gospel with them.
II. Being free from all men, but a servant to all. (1Co 9:19)
1. Paul begins this chapter by asking the rhetorical question: am I not free? (1Co 9:1)
2. This answer is obviously "yes" as Paul states in verse 19.
3. How was Paul free from all men?

There's a War for Your Minds, Kids (Part 1)

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55:49 minutes (11.59 MB)

There's a War for Your Minds, Kids

I. This sermon is for the kids in the church.
1. There's a war being waged for the control of your minds, kids.
2. There are many fronts on which the assaults are being made including:
A. Teachers discounting God and Creation, and teaching evolution.
B. Friends pressuring you to not believe in God or to believe in a false god.
C. Teachers, society, and the world in general teaching you to go into debt.
D. Teachers teaching that homosexuality is good and normal.

All Things to All Men (Part 2)

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65:36 minutes (13.54 MB)

V. Becoming as them that are without law (Gentiles) to them that are without law.
1. Them that are without law are the Gentiles. (Rom 2:12-14)
2. Them that are without also refers to unbelievers who are outside the church. (1Co 5:12-13)
3. Paul became as a Gentile to the Gentiles so that he could identify with them.
A. Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles. (Rom 11:13)
B. When Paul preached Christ to the Gentiles, he didn't use the same manner as he did with the Jews by going to the law to show that Jesus was Christ, he rather reasoned with them from creation.

There's a War for Your Minds, Kids (Part 2)

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63:21 minutes (13.21 MB)

5. Friends pressuring you into sin: sex, drunkenness, drugs, theft, foul language, etc.
A. You will experience peer pressure from your friends to do sinful things such as these.
i. Remember what God says, "Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil" (Exo 23:2).
ii. Remember that following the crowd was what nailed Jesus Christ to the cross (Mat 27:22-23).
B. Your friends might try to pressure you into having sex before you're married.
i. The Bible calls this fornication.

Slavery (Part 1)

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56:39 minutes (11.74 MB)

Slavery

I. Definitions
1. Slavery - n. 1. Severe toil like that of a slave; heavy labour, hard work, drudgery. 2. Conduct befitting a slave; ignoble, base, or unbecoming behaviour. Obs. rare. 3. The condition of a slave; the fact of being a slave; servitude; bondage.
2. Slave - n. I. 1. a. One who is the property of, and entirely subject to, another person, whether by capture, purchase, or birth; a servant completely divested of freedom and personal rights.

Marriage (Part 1)

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63:18 minutes (13.1 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and the other sermons in the series, click here: Marriage.

To listen to or watch the next sermon in the series, click here: Part 2.

Marriage

I. The importance of this study.
1. Marriage is a picture of Christ and His bride the church (Eph 5:22-32).
2. Marriage was God's design for mankind, even before the fall of man (Gen 2:21-25 c/w Mat 19:4-6).

Marriage (Part 2)

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66:49 minutes (13.79 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and the other sermons in the series, click here: Marriage.

To listen to or watch the previous sermon in the series, click here: Part 1.
To listen to or watch the next sermon in the series, click here: Part 3.

Marriage

V. Since God created marriage, He also regulates the relationship within marriage.

Slavery (Part 2)

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55:11 minutes (11.42 MB)

III. The definitions of the words shows that there is a clear distinction between slaves and servants.
1. Slave - n. I. 1. a. One who is the property of, and entirely subject to, another person, whether by capture, purchase, or birth; a servant completely divested of freedom and personal rights.

Marriage (Part 3)

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69:43 minutes (14.52 MB)

For a master copy of the outline and the other sermons in the series, click here: Marriage.

To listen to or watch the previous sermon in the series, click here: Part 2.

Marriage

I. A wife's (and all Christian women) adorning should not be focused on the outward such as plaiting (braiding) her hair, wearing jewelry, fine clothing, make-up, etc. (1Pe 3:3).
i. Women are supposed to be clothed in modest apparel (1Ti 2:9-10).

Slavery (Part 3)

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69:03 minutes (14.23 MB)

4. An Israelite could sell his daughter to be a maidservant (Exo 21:7).
A. If she was betrothed to her master and she didn't please him, he could not sell her to someone from another nation, but he had to let her father redeem her (Exo 21:8).
B. If he gave her to his son for a wife, he had to treat her like a daughter (Exo 21:9).
C. If the son took himself another wife, he still had to provide her with food, clothing, and sex and if he failed to then she would go free (Exo 21:10-11).
D. If you don't like these laws which God commanded in the OT, remember Isa 55:8-9 and Rom 3:4.

Child Discipline, Training, and Education (Part 1)

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68:54 minutes (14.39 MB)

Child Discipline, Training, and Education

I. The importance of this study.
1. The family is the backbone of society.
2. Your children are the future.
3. You (parents) are responsible for the training and education of your children, whether you do it yourself or you delegate it to others.
4. You have a responsibility to God, your children, and society to discipline your children to ensure they grow up into God-fearing, honest, hard-working, responsible, and mature people.

David's Life - A Warning to Christians (Part 1)

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48:30 minutes (9.98 MB)

David's Life - A Warning to Christians

I. The importance of this study.
1. David was a man after God's own heart.
A. David was abundantly blessed by God.
B. We can learn from good examples in David's life.
2. But David made some very poor choices and was chastened by God for them.
A. As a result, David experienced a lot of pain and heartache that wouldn't have had to be.
B. "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition..." (1Co 10:11).
C. "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." (1Co 10:12).

Child Discipline, Training, and Education (Part 2)

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75:06 minutes (15.66 MB)

III. Training and educating children.
1. The goal of educating children is to bring them to maturity.
A. Maturity - The state or quality of being mature (having the powers of the body and mind fully developed); fullness or perfection of development or growth.
B. Jesus Christ is the standard of maturity (Eph 4:13).
i. Jesus was trained up by his parents who provided Him with a well-rounded and quality education (Luk 2:51-52).
a. He matured:
1) intellectually (in wisdom).
2) physically (in stature).
3) spiritually (in favor with God).
4) socially (in favor with man).

David's Life - A Warning to Christians (Part 2)

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5. David experienced great victory early in his life.
A. David had a great victory over Goliath.
i. Before going in to battle, David was offered armour to protect himself, but he rejected it, not having proved it (1Sa 17:38-39).
a. We would do well to follow David's example and "prove all things" (1Th 5:21; Eph 5:10).
b. We should prepare to defend ourselves, but safety is ultimately from the Lord (Pro 21:31).
1) We shouldn't trust in our military for safety, but in God (Psa 20:7; Psa 44:6-7).

Creation vs. Evolution (Part 1)

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79:31 minutes (16.57 MB)

Creation vs. Evolution

I. Purpose of this study
1. For the last 150 years, there has been a concerted effort to destroy people's believe in God by casting doubt on the belief that the universe and life were created by God.
2. This has been accomplished by developing and promoting the Theory of Evolution which is said to be the process by which species of organisms arise from earlier life forms and undergo change over time through natural selection.
3. The Theory of Evolution requires astronomical amounts of time for this hypothesized process to take place.

David's Life - A Warning to Christians (Part 3)

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53:31 minutes (11.06 MB)

6. David's failures.
A. David multiplied wives unto himself.
i. Kings were forbidden to multiply wives unto themselves (Deu 17:17).
ii. Multiply - 1. trans. To cause to become much, many, or more; to make many or manifold; to augment the number, amount, or quantity of.
iii. David had at least 10 wives and 10 concubines.
a. Michal - (1Sa 18:27)
b. Abigail - (1Sa 25:40-42)
c. Ahinoam - (1Sa 27:3)
d. Maacha - (2Sa 3:3)
e. Haggith - (2Sa 3:4)
f. Abital - (2Sa 3:4)
g. Eglah - (2Sa 3:5)
h. Bathsheba - (2Sa 12:24)
i. David then took more concubines and wives (2Sa 5:13).

Creation vs. Evolution (Part 2)

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61:06 minutes (12.77 MB)

IV. The folly of the fairytale of evolution
1. Today the Theory of Evolution is taught as if it were a scientific fact.
2. It is important to distinguish microevolution from macroevolution.
A. Microevolution - Evolutionary change within a species or smaller group of plants or animals, taking a relatively short time
B. Macroevolution - Evolutionary change over a long period, leading to the appearance of new groups of plants or animals
3. Microevolution happens all the time and has been observed and well documented.

David's Life - A Warning to Christians (Part 4)

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C. David didn't restrain and discipline his children.
i. David never displeased his son Adonijah at any time (1Ki 1:6).
a. In other words, David never told him "no".
b. Fathers, it is your job to displease your children often.
c. Your job it to first make them holy, and then happy.
d. Foolishness is bound in their hearts and they will naturally make the wrong decision nearly every time if left to themselves (Pro 22:15).
e. You must be like Abraham who commanded his children, not left them do whatever they wanted (Gen 18:19).

Creation vs. Evolution (Part 3)

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D. There was a global flood approximately 4,400 years ago.
i. The Bible describes the great flood in detail.
a. The earth had become corrupt and full of violence in the years preceding the flood (Gen 6:11).
b. God had had enough and told Noah that he was going to destroy the earth and all flesh with it (Gen 6:12-13).
c. God told Noah to build an ark of gopher wood (Gen 6:14).
1) The dimensions of the ark were (Gen 6:15):
A. Length: 300 cubits (450ft - 550ft)
B. Width: 50 cubits (75ft - 92ft)
C. Height: 30 cubits (45ft - 55ft)
(1 cubit = 18-22 inches, 1.5-1.83 feet)

The Sign Gifts (Part 1) - Micah's Prophecy of the Sign Gifts

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70:48 minutes (32.42 MB)

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I. History of the sign gifts.
1. Throughout history there have been seasons where God enabled men to do signs and wonders. Example: Moses and Elijah.
2. Israel was accustomed to seeing signs from a prophet to know that he was from God (1Co 1:22; Joh 4:48).
3. Moses used miraculous signs to prove that he was from God (Exo 4:1-5).
A. They were only given to him for a 40 year period of time (Act 7:36).

Mourning the Loss of a Loved One

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I. The reality of death.
1. Death is a reality that we must all face (Ecc 8:8).
A. No man has control over the day of his death.
B. There is no getting out of it - "there is no discharge in that war".
2. God alone determines the length of our lives (Job 14:1-5).
A. Our days are determined by God.
B. He has set bounds on them that can't be passed (Job 14:5).
C. The days that we spend here on earth are few and full of trouble (Job 14:1).
3. Our life is short like a vapor (Jam 4:14; Job 7:7; Psa 78:39; Psa 89:47-48; Psa 144:4; Psa 103:15-16).

The Sign Gifts (Part 2) - Checking the Legitimacy of a Sign Gift - Tongues, Prophecy

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71:39 minutes (14.82 MB)

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V. What sign gifts did/do not necessarily prove
1. Sign gifts do not prove:
A. Spirituality (1Co 1:4-7 c/w 1Co 3:1) and (Mat 10:1 c/w Joh 6:70-71).
B. Charity (1Co 13:1).
C. Regeneration (Mat 7:21-23).
2. There are lying signs and wonders that are performed by men by the power of Satan (2Th 2:9; Act 16:16-18; Rev 13:13-14; Rev 16:14).
3. Satan and his ministers can be transformed into ministers of righteousness (2Co 11:13-15).

Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 01) - Prerequisites - Bible Interpretation, TUlip

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68:05 minutes (14.02 MB)

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Being in Christ

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62:21 minutes (13.05 MB)

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I. There are different ways one can be in Christ. One can be in Christ:
1. In election
2. Represented in His death
3. In regeneration
4. In the local church
5. Practically

II. In Christ in Election
1. God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph 1:4).

Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 02) - Prerequisites - tuLIP, Eternal Salvation

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59:13 minutes (12.17 MB)

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The Sign Gifts (Part 3) - Checking the Legitimacy of a Sign Gift - Prophecy, Healing and Casting Out Devils

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67:49 minutes (14.11 MB)

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B. All prophets are not God's prophets.
i. There are plenty of false prophets in the world pretending to speak in God's name which He has not sent (Jer 23:21; Jer 27:15; Jer 29:9).
ii. They tell lies that people love to hear and they love them (Jer 5:31; Isa 30:10; 1Ki 22:13).
iii. God will even send lying prophets to people who want to believe a lie (1Ki 22:20-23; 2Th 2:8-12).

Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 03) - Prerequisites - Temporal Salvation-1

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39:37 minutes (8.17 MB)

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The Will of God (Part 1)

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62:50 minutes (13.01 MB)

I. Overview - the different aspects of the will of God.
1. The sovereign will of God.
A. Predestination - God's absolute sovereign will.
B. Predetermination - God's bounded sovereign will.
C. God's sovereign will is both His desire and His accomplishment of that desire.
i. Will - I. 1. a. Desire, wish, longing; liking, inclination, disposition (to do something).