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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 55) - 2Pe 1:10-11; 2Pe 2:1-3; 2Pe 2:20-22

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58:09 minutes (12.42 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 54) - 1Pe 1:9; 1Pe 1:22; 1Pe 1:23; 1Pe 3:21; 1Pe 4:6

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51:17 minutes (10.97 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 53) - Jam 2:14-26; Jam 5:19-20; 1Pe 1:5

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56:01 minutes (11.97 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 52) - Jam 1:18; Jam 1:21

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54:58 minutes (11.7 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 51) - Heb 12:14-17; Jam 1:12

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40:48 minutes (8.74 MB)

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Why We Believe In God - A Reasonable Answer

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82:32 minutes (17.58 MB)

In this Bible study Pastor Wagner teaches the brethren how to "be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear" (1Pe 3:15) when answering the question of why we believe in God.

Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 50) - Heb 5:9; Heb 6:4-6; Heb 7:25; Heb 10:10; Heb 10:26-38

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53:41 minutes (11.48 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 48) - Eze 18:21-24; Eze 33:11-19

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52:34 minutes (11.25 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 47) - Heb 2:1-3

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59:51 minutes (12.78 MB)

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Pastoral Authority (Part 2)

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64:57 minutes (13.93 MB)

V. Pastors are supposed to teach, instruct, reprove, rebuke, exhort, and admonish their church members.
1. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life (Pro 6:23).
2. A primary job of a pastor is to reprove and rebuke (2Ti 4:2; 2Ti 3:16; Tit 2:15).
A. Reprove - 1. trans. To reject. 2. To express disapproval of (conduct, actions, beliefs, etc.); to censure, condemn. 3. To reprehend, rebuke, blame, chide, or find fault with (a person).

Pastoral Authority (Part 1)

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71:17 minutes (15.23 MB)

Pastoral Authority

I. Authority- 1. a. Power or right to enforce obedience; moral or legal supremacy; the right to command, or give an ultimate decision.

II. The derivation of pastoral authority.
1. All authority originates from God, and is given by God (Rom 13:1-2).
2. Power - II. As a person, body, or thing. 6. a. One who or that which is possessed of or exercises power, influence, or government; an influential or governing person, body, or thing; in early use, one in authority, a ruler, governor.

Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 46) - 2Ti 3:15; Tit 2:11-12

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36:23 minutes (7.78 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 45) - 1Ti 4:10; 2Ti 2:10; 2Ti 2:12

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52:31 minutes (11.21 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 43) - Act 17:30; 1Th 2:16

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58:38 minutes (12.52 MB)

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Dealing With Adversity

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72:34 minutes (15.49 MB)

Pastor Wagner shows from the scripture how to deal with adversity, affliction, and persecution the way that Jesus did by loving our enemies, blessing them that curse us, praying for them that despitefully use us, and not rendering evil for evil. When we are persecuted the Lord stands with us and will not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able.

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

King Herod's Folly

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77:58 minutes (16.68 MB)

Pastor Wagner draws some lessons from the account of King Herod putting John the Baptist in prison and later beheading him (Mar 6:14-29), such as: telling the truth can get you thrown in prison, there is a time to rebuke the king, sinful vows should not be kept, and bad things sometimes happen to good and innocent people.

Jesus Was Not Some Lovey-Dovey, Soft, Syrupy, Sissy Man

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66:20 minutes (14.18 MB)

The preaching of the gospel is pleasing to God, whether it is preached to a child of God who receives it with joy, or to a reprobate who receives it with contempt. In this Bible study, Pastor Wagner shows that Jesus Christ is not some soft, syrupy, sissy man who avoided offending sinners, but is rather the sovereign God of the universe who expects sinners to come to Him on His terms, or not at all.

Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 42) - Act 15:9; 1Ti 1:16

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47:23 minutes (10.13 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 41) - 2Th 2:13-14

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56:17 minutes (12 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 40) - 2Th 1:7-9; 2Th 2:10-12

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71:44 minutes (15.35 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 39) - Phi 3:9; Col 1:21-23; 1Th 1:4-5

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49:35 minutes (10.6 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 38) - Eph 4:24; Phi 1:19; Phi 2:12

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53:46 minutes (11.49 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 37) - Eph 1:13; Eph 2:8

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78:34 minutes (16.8 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 36) - Gal 3:24,26; Gal 5:4

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77:01 minutes (16.45 MB)

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Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 35) - Gal 2:16; Gal 3:2,6,8,14,22

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57:16 minutes (12.32 MB)

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Alcohol (Part 2)

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66:27 minutes (14.17 MB)

B. The priests in the OT could not drink wine nor strong drink when they went into the tabernacle and entered into the inner court of the temple (Lev 10:9; Eze 44:21).
i. As in the previous example, the prohibition of drinking wine for the priests was specific, not general.
a. It was only the priests to whom this law was given.
b. They were only prohibited from drinking alcohol when they went into the tabernacle and the temple.
c. The priests were not banned from drinking alcohol at all times.

Alcohol (Part 1)

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62:07 minutes (13.26 MB)

I. Two extremes.
1. There are people who profess to be Christians who take the position that the consumption of ANY alcohol is a sin.
2. There are people who profess to be Christians who are worldly and permit the excessive use of alcohol to the point of drunkenness.
3. Both groups are wrong.
II. There are NOT two types of wine in the Bible (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
1. There are those who say that there are two types of wine in the Bible: fermented grape juice (alcoholic wine), and non-fermented grape juice.
A. This is a LIE and a denial of the meaning of words.

Search Me, O God (Part 2)

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81:18 minutes (17.33 MB)

I. God tells us to consider our ways (Hag 1:5).
i. If we do, and then turn from our wickedness, we will be spared death (Eze 18:28).
ii. This is true of a church, as well as individuals (Rev 2:4-5; Rev 3:1-3).
iii. It works with a nation, too (Jer 18:7-8; 2Ch 7:14).
2. We should ask God to try us (Psa 139:23-24; Psa 26:2).
A. Trying is the painful process of separating out sinful things in our lives and disposing of them.

Search Me, O God (Part 1)

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57:58 minutes (12.34 MB)

I. The need for self-examination.
1. The thing that distinguishes human beings from all other creatures is our rational mind which is capable of self-reflection.
2. The spirit within man enables him to know himself (1Co 2:11).
A. We can think with ourselves (Act 26:9).
B. We can force ourselves to do something (1Sa 13:12).
C. We can keep ourselves from sinning (2Sa 22:24).
D. We can commune with ourselves (Psa 4:4; Psa 77:6; Ecc 1:16).
E. We can comfort ourselves (Psa 119:52).
F. We can consult with ourselves (Neh 5:7).
G. We can determine with ourselves (2Co 2:1).

Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace (Part 34) - 2Co 5:14-15; 2Co 5:19-20; 2Co 13:5

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61:26 minutes (13.14 MB)

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