Deut 32:39-40


Sept. 16th, 2018




Intro- When you hear a phrase like “right hand of God” God is using human phrases to help us understand Who He is. He is an all-powerful, Sovereign God.




I. By His hand comes life and death. (39a)


A. He is the only One who determines life and death. Is.45:6-7, Is.42:8,


1. Foolish people will still pray to someone else. 1Cor.8:4-6, 1Tim.2:5


2. Foolish people will worship someone or something else. Rom.1:21-25


B. Knowing this you should yield to His power. 1Pet.5:6




II. By His hand we are delivered.  (39b) 


A. He has shown this throughout history. Ex.7:4-5


B. His hand is moved by obedience. Ps.81:10-14


C. He can deliver you.


1. From physical harm. Is.43:1


2. From spiritual death. Is.43:25, Jn.10:28




III. His hand is all-powerful. (40)   Acts 7:55-56, Mt.28:18


A. We serve the one true God. Is.43:13


B. He has paid for our sin. Heb.10:12, 1Jn.2:1, Rom.8:34




Con. Have you seen the hand of God in your life?  Delivering you from sin and death, protecting you, and guiding you? Place your hand in His and you will experience the power of God in your life.









Sept. 9th 2018




Intro- The discussion in chapter 7 is about marriage. In the middle of that discussion we find our text which really has a whole topic of its own. Time as we know it is going to end. Paul is hinting at the Lord’s return.




I. We should evaluate our relationships based on the urgency of the times we live in.


A. We are to love our spouse and children.  Eph.5:25, 33   1Tim.5:8, 1Cor.7:3


B. We should not seek peace at any cost. Matt. 10:34-36


C. We must seek the Lord above all. Luke 14:26-27






II. We should temper our emotions according to the times we live in.


A. Our future destiny changes how we weep. Acts 21:13-14,  1Thess.4:13


B. Our future destiny changes how we rejoice. Luke 10:20, Jn.9:4




III. We should recognize the temporary existence of this world and its possessions.


A. Don’t fall in love with this world’s goods. Matt.6:24, Luke 14:18-20, 24,  Luke 12:16-21


B. All of this is passing away. 1Jn.2:15-17, 2Peter 3:10-13, 2Cor.4:18




Con. – Be free from concern and fully engage in service to Christ.









August 26 2018




Intro- Some may be asking what does the “love” chapter in the bible have to do with mission work. The fact is, mission work is all about love.




I. Jesus loved us so much He gave His life for us. Jn.3:16


A. Mission work is telling others about Jesus. Rom.5:8, 1Jn.4:11


B. Mission work is to love others the way Christ loves you. Eph.5:2


1. That means caring about one’s eternal soul. 2Pet.3:9


2. Be a messenger of hope not a clanging symbol. 1Tim.1:15




II. People need to hear the gospel.


A. The love of Christ motivates us to share the gospel. 2Cor.5:14, Phil.1:15-17, 1Tim.1:5


1. Jesus came to save. Lk.19:10


2. To save us from sin and an eternity in hell. Rom.7:24, Gal.1:4


B. We MUST speak the truth in love. Eph.4:15, Rom.12:9




III. People need to see Jesus in us.


A. Love changes our behavior. Matt.22:39-40


1. Towards God.  Jn.14:15


2. Towards others. James 2:15-17, Rom.13:10


B. Love is action.  1Cor.16:14, 1Jn.3:18


1. Giving to help others. Matt.25:35-36, 40


2. Sharing the gospel to reach others for Christ. Rom.10:14-15




Con. Your giving becomes statement as to how much you love the Lord and how much you those He died to save.



09/02/2018 Message verses




Mat 13:49-50 tells us,


So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. These are not pleasant thoughts…


Colossians 1:26-27


the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


Ephesians 6:18-19


praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, . . . that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel




2 Corinthians 4:3-4


But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.


1 Corinthians 1:18-21


For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. ” Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.


Matthew 28:19-20


“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, l am with you always, even to the end of the age.  Amen.


Mark 16:15


And he said to them, go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature


Mark 10:27


Take heart, for with God all things are possible.


Matthew 16:15-17


He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.  Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.


1 Corinthians 2:7-10


But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery.; the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. " But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.


John 6:44-45


No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, and they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.


John 6:65


And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.


John 15:5


For without me you can do nothing.


It is God who opens the opens a door for us, and makes all possible.


1 Corinthians 3:5-7


Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.




1 Corinthians 3:6


We will now build on this firm foundation of knowing that, “God gave the increase”


I Corinthians 3:11


For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.


Colossians 4:2-6


Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that l may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.


Acts 14:27


God, “had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles’’




1 Corinthians 16:8-9




Paul said, “But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me”




2 Corinthians 2:12




 “Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord”




Revelation 3:8


I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it. "


2 Peter 3:9




God is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”


1 Timothy 2:3-4


For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.




1 John 5:14-15


Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.


Ephesians 6:18-20


praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.




Psalm 19:8


The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes


Psalm 119:130




The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.




Hebrews 4:12




For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.




2 Timothy 2:15




Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.




Matthew 4:1-10


Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil and when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. But He answered and said, “It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,' and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God. Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.  Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”


Isaiah 55:11


So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.


Deuteronomy 11:18


Therefore, you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.


Joshua 1:8


 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.








Psalm 1:2-3




But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law, he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.         




Romans 10:13-17




For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.  How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!  But they have not all obeyed the gospel For Isaiah says, uLord, who has believed our report? So, then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.




1 Peter 1:23




Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.






Jeremiah 23:29


Is not My word like a fire? says the LORD, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?


James 1:21


Therefore, lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.


2 Timothy 3:15


And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus


Isaiah 55:11


So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.




2 Corinthians 5:7


For we walk by faith and not by sight


Exodus 4:10-12


Then Moses said to the LORD, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but l am slow of speech and slow of tongue.  So, the LORD said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.          










Judges 6:14-16




Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” So, he said to Him, ”0 my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house." And the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.













Aug 19 2018




Intro – Discernment is something every believer has because the Holy Spirit gives it. However, how good and much discernment you have depends on how you use the discernment you have been given. In other words, the more you use your discernment the more discernment you will have.




I. The Holy Spirit gives us discernment. (12)


A. God has given us the HS so we can understand the things of God.


B. God wants us to know spiritual things. Rev.1:1, 11, 19


C. He reveals to those who will listen. Luke 10:21, Rom.1:16-17




II. Discernment is based on God’s word. (13)


A. Not through “special” revelations. 1Cor.13:8-10


B. Through His word we gain discernment. Jn.14:26,  Jn.2:22, Lk.24:27


C. The word of God determines the truth.  Jer.23:28, 




III. The unsaved cannot have spiritual discernment. (14-16)


A. They do not have the Holy Spirit to teach them. Jn.14:26, Acts 2:38


B. Unbelievers will think God’s Word is foolish. 1Cor.1:18, 23


C. We “have the mind of Christ” and therefore “appraise” or discern or judge all things.


His Word and HS gives us insight into His mind. Jn.16:13-14,  Jn.17:17,  Heb.5:14, Rom.12:2




Con. The Holy Spirit gives you discernment. It’s your job to use the discernment you have been given and to grow in discernment.


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