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

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55:56 minutes (11.5 MB)

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 7) - We Are Likely Modern-day Assyria and Babylon

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52:01 minutes (10.74 MB)

X. We are likely modern day Assyria and Babylon and are the rod in God's hand to destroy wicked nations, but will most likely be destroyed by God after he is done with us.
1. God punishes wicked nations at sundry times and in divers manners.
A. Sometimes God using the weather to accomplish His chastening of people (Job 37:11-13).
B. Sometimes God uses natural disasters (Nah 1:2-8).
2. Sometimes God uses wicked men or nations to punish other wicked men or nations.
A. The wicked are God's hand and sword that He uses for His purposes (Psa 17:13-14).

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)

I. We are not a righteous nation. What business do we then have to try to force our immorality on others?
1. Wicked nations are characterized by:
A. Pride (Eze 16:49).
i. America is a proud nation; just look at the "American Pride" bumper stickers.
ii. God hates pride (Pro 8:13; Pro 16:5).
B. Fullness of bread (affluence) and an abundance of idleness (Eze 16:49).
i. America is an affluent bread and circus society.
ii. The chickens are beginning to come home of roost and we are losing our high standard of living.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 5) - The Just War Theory and the Founding Fathers on War

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76:29 minutes (15.77 MB)

7. The Just War Theory. (This is not Bible, but is a theory which has it roots in Christian philosophy). The following was taken from Wikipedia.
A. Jus ad bellum (the right to go to war).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 4) - The Principles of Non-intervention and Non-aggression

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73:50 minutes (15.25 MB)

4. Nonintervention is not isolationism.
A. Isolationism - 1. The policy of seeking (political or national) isolation: with special reference to the U.S.A.
B. Isolation - 1. a. The action of isolating; the fact or condition of being isolated or standing alone; separation from other things or persons; solitariness.
C. Isolate v. - 1. trans. To place or set apart or alone; to cause to stand alone, detached, separate, or unconnected with other things or persons; to insulate.

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).

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)

VI. We have discarded and forgotten the biblical position of nonintervention and nonaggression.
1. Proponents of an interventionist and imperialist foreign policy will cite O.T. examples of where God commanded Israel to utterly destroy wicked nations and possess them (Jos 6:17-21; 1Sa 15:2-3).
A. They will say that God hasn't changed (Mal 3:6; Heb 13:8) and therefore a Christian nation such as the USA still has such a mandate.
B. While God hasn't changed, His law has (Heb 7:12; Heb 8:13; 2Co 3:6-13).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 2) - Why We Shouldn't Support Israel Politically or Militarily

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66:55 minutes (13.8 MB)

V. The false burden which is placed on us to support the nation of Israel.
1. Misguided people who don't understand who the real Israel is misuse Old Testament verses to convince people that we must support and defend the modern-day nation of Israel.
2. They cite verses that say that God will bless them that bless Israel and curse them that curse Israel such as (Gen 12:3; 27:29; Num 24:9).
A. This promise was made to Abraham and his seed (Gen 12:3 c/w Gen 22:17-18 c/w Gen 26:4 c/w Gen 28:14).
B. Jesus Christ was the seed to whom the promise was made (Gal 3:16).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 1) - A Wrong Understanding of Who the Real Israel Is

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83:09 minutes (17.14 MB)

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical?

I. The stated and commonly believed pillars of US foreign policy in the Middle East.
1. We are fighting terrorists on their own soil so they don't come here.
2. We are a righteous nation and we need rid the world of evil.
3. We are spreading freedom and democracy to the oppressed peoples abroad.
4. We must stand for and defend Israel.
II. Why US foreign policy in the Middle East is largely flawed and wrong from a biblical perspective.
1. Christians have a faulty understanding of who the real Israel is.

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).

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.

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