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“LOOK”

                      2Timothy 2:11-13 “LOOK”   In 2 timothy chapter 2 Paul used three metaphors of how to “Hold fast the pattern of sound words” when the world is falling apart all around you. If the believer is to leave a lasting impact upon the people…

Sep. 20th Exodus Study

            Exodus 34:1-35 “Back together again” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-9 The nature of forgiveness III.) Vs. 10-28 You’re the love of My life IV.) Vs. 29-35 Basking in His love Intro. Israel has been caught in the act of spiritual adultery after God had proposed. She has repented…

“Presence verses presents”

                Exodus 33:1-3 “Presence verses presents”   In Exodus chapter 32 Israel had fashioned an idol and began to worship it like the heathens do and God caught them in the act. Three thousand of their countrymen were into it so much that they refused to stop and rioted;…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 9:16-28 “Accepted sacrifice” Sep. 10th

              Hebrews 9:16-28 “Accepted sacrifice” Introduction 16-17 A will and death 18-22 Forgiveness and blood 23-26 Once for all 27-28 Judgment and a substitute     Introduction We go back now and focus a bit more of verse 15 where the sentence started with the phrase “And for this…

Sep. 6th Exodus Study

          Exodus 33:1-23 “Presents without presence?” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-11 A promise without His presence III.) Vs. 12-17 The presence of His grace IV.) Vs. 18-23 The glory of His goodness Intro. It is interesting how often we look for something to give us a better perspective instead of…

“He called her woman”

          Genesis 2:18-25 “He called her woman”   In Genesis chapter 2:18-15 we have a great event for men that took place on the 6th day of creation. First in verses 18-19 we read that something was not good. The word means incomplete and God list two reasons how Adam was incomplete…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 9:16-28 “Accepted sacrifice” Sep. 3rd

              Hebrews 9:16-28 “Accepted sacrifice” Introduction 16-17 A will and death 18-22 Forgiveness and blood 23-26 Once for all 27-28 Judgment and a substitute     Introduction We go back now and focus a bit more of verse 15 where the sentence started with the phrase “And for this…

“Three Stooges, here”

    Matthew 8:27, 29 “Three Stooges, here”   In Matthew 8:18-22 Matthew records for us two excuses for not following Jesus. First, there was in the story of the “certain scribe” that came to Jesus which illustrates the truth that people fear that if they put Jesus first it may cost them materially. Second, in…

“Hassel Free Salvation”

              Romans 4:13-16 “Hassel Free Salvation”  In Roman’s chapter 4 Paul brought before his readers; Abraham as a witness that God grants by unmerited favor, self worth and value apart from works. What makes Abraham all the more remarkable as an example of a man of faith is what…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 9:1-10 “A clean conscience” Aug 20th

          Hebrews 9:1-10 “A clean conscience” Introduction 1-5 Better than the best 6-10 Three limitations     Introduction The ninth chapter of Hebrews is very detailed and to be quite honest for most of us, confusing with regards to how to apply its truths. First of all, we need to realize…

“Three marks of God’s anointing”

        2 Samuel 5:1-3 “Three marks of God’s anointing” In Deut. 17:14-20 prior to Israel having a king God knew that one day they would follow after the nations of the world so He gave Moses specific qualifications for Israel’s kings and the most important one is given us in verse 15…

Aug.16 Exodus Study

            Exodus 32:15-35 “Coming down the mountain (part b)” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 15-29 Standing on the Word or dancing before a bull III.) Vs. 30-35 My life for theirs Intro. Right up there with the mystery of God using people to share the truth of who He is…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 8:6-13 “Christ’s Covenant” Aug 13th

          Hebrews 8:6-13 “Christ’s Covenant” Introduction 6-7 Better contract 8-13 Jeremiah’s endorsement     Introduction Though out the book of Hebrews the two things the writer is most passionate about continues to be written numerous ways: He most passionate about them staying with their profession of faith in Jesus and because…

“Nicodemus”

                    John 3:1-2 “Nicodemus” The “New Birth” is the theme for the 3rd chapter of John and ought to be the theme of our lives as well. British evangelist George Whitefield once wrote a letter in the 1700’s to inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin writing, “I…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 8:1-5 “The intrusion of eternity” Aug 6th

        Hebrews 8:1-5 “The intrusion of eternity” Introduction 1 Position 2-5 Preparation     Introduction The author of Hebrews simply cannot take his eyes off Christ. In 7:26 he said: “It was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens.” Jesus…

Aug.02 Exodus Study

            Exodus 32:1-14 “Coming down the mountain (part a)” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-6 A crises of faith III.) Vs. 7-14 Change your heart through prayer Intro. This chapter requires a brief time line so we can understand what is taking place. Israel has been out of Egypt for…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 7:20-28 “The Last High Priest” July 30th

      Hebrews 7:20-28 “The Last High Priest” Introduction 20-22 Guaranteed 23-25 Last One Perfectly Fitted For Us   Introduction This morning we come to one of the most amazing sections of scripture in all the Bible as the clarity of Jesus as our Great High Priest is on display. I suppose that when…

Jul.26 Exodus Study

          Exodus 31:1-18 “Looking for a few good men” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-11 Called, filled and equipped III.) Vs. 12-17 At rest in the presence of God IV.) Vs. 18 Obedient to the Word of God Intro. One of the greatest mysteries in all the world is the fact…

“A concealed matter”

                  Exodus 29:4, 7, 21 “A concealed matter” Proverbs 25 verse 2 makes a very puzzling statement when it declares, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” My first reaction to that truth…

Jul.19 Exodus Study

          Exodus 30:1-38 “Come let us worship” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-10 Prayer like incense III.) Vs. 11-16 Only the redeemed IV.) Vs. 17-21 Washed in the Word V.) Vs. 22-38 The sent of the anointed Intro. We have just finished looking at the clothing and ordination of the priests,…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 7:1-3 “J.E.S.U.S.” – July 16th

      Hebrews 7:1-3 “J.E.S.U.S.” Introduction 1-3 Five superiorities Melchizedekian Priesthood   Introduction In the 7th chapter of Hebrews the author presents to his readers a portrait of Jesus. What’s interesting is that he takes the picture of Jesus as High Priest through the lens of Melchizedek.  Further more the snap shot is taken…

“Discovering our resources”

                Ephesians 1:15-18a “Discovering our resources”   Ephesians chapter 1 verses 4-14 has the distinction of being the longest sentence in the Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Reading as one sentence cause the reader to realize that Paul was transfixed upon what God has done on behalf of…

Jul.12 Exodus Study

        Exodus 29:1-46 “Set apart to serve” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-3 What I’ve done for them III.) Vs. 4-9 Washed, clothed and anointed VI.) Vs. 10-21 Forgiven, dedicated and marked V.) Vs. 22-37 A life of celebration VI.) Vs. 38-46 A life of service     Intro. The 29th chapter of Exodus…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 6:13-20 “Trust Me!”- July 9th

    Hebrews 6:13-20 “Trust Me!” Introduction 13 His Person 14-15 His Purpose 16-18 His Promise 19-20 His Priest   Introduction Over the last several weeks our look has been at the third warning issued by the writer about the lack of spiritual maturity and it has been very sobering. The reality that the readers…

“A prayer for maturity”

              1 Thessalonians 3:10-13 “A prayer for maturity” In Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians he explained how the church was born and cared for be writing about the work of leadership. He wrote of how the young believers could survive by “clinging to the word of God, fellowshipping with…

Jun.28 Exodus Study

          Exodus 28:1-43 “Serving God and Man” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-4 Dressed for the occasion III.) Vs. 5-39 Fitted for service IV.) Vs. 40-43 Everyday clothes Intro. Examining the uniforms of the soldiers of both the Continentals and British wore reveals the style of the warfare at that time…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 6:9-12 “Confident of better things” – June 25th

  Hebrews 6:9-12 “Confident of better things” Introduction 9-10 Beloved 11-12 Showing diligence   Introduction This morning we finish up the third warning in this letter “the danger of rejecting spiritual maturity”. It is by far the sternest of the warnings so far as we saw last week the warning made to the professing believer…

“Can you hear me now?”

          1 Samuel 28:3-15 “Can you hear me now?” 1 Samuel is a book of the tale of two kings and the last of the Judges and the first of the Prophets (Samuel) knew them both well: Saul, whom the nation wanted, was a man that elevated human potential, a man…

“Ordinary instruments for extraordinary work”

            Judges 3:1-31 “Ordinary instruments for extraordinary work” During the 350-year period of the book of Judges God used 11 men and one woman to deliver the nation. Biblical heroes don’t come from human courage, ingenuity, or wisdom but from a faithful God who empowers His servants. When God goes…

Jun.14 Exodus Study

        Exodus 27:1-21 “Into His Courts” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-8 Sacrifice and offering III.) Vs. 9-19 Coming to the Lord IV.) Vs. 20-21 Led by the Spirit Intro. God views the tabernacle form the inside out, just as He does us as well. It never ceases to amaze me that…

“Seek, Follow, Go”

            Matthew 4:12-25 “Seek, Follow, Go” In Matthew chapter 4:18-22 we read of the second stage of Jesus’ invitation to His future disciples. What I found interesting in this is to see Jesus’ continual progression in His invitation towards them: John 1:35-42 SEEK 4:19 FOLLOW 28:19 GO First, in John…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 6:1-3 “Moving to maturity” – June 11th

      Hebrews 6:1-3 “Moving to maturity” Introduction 1a Marks of maturity 1b-3 Six features   Introduction   We are back looking at the third warning in this book: Rejecting spiritual maturity! In so doing the writer wrote about four groups that made up the fellowship of Hebrew believers in Rome: 11-14 The prolonged…

“Hold the pickles”

          Hebrews 5:11-14 “Hold the pickles” Introduction Vs. 11 Prolonged immaturity Vs. 12-14 The cause of the problem   Introduction   We come to a pivotal section in our letter to the Hebrews, and the third warning of the letter where the writer warns the reader not to reject spiritual maturity….

May. 24 Exodus Study

            Guest Speaker Dave Black No Notes this week.                                                          

“On word Christian Soldier”

      2 Timothy 1:1-2  “On word Christian Soldier”   In Paul’s 2nd letter to his protégé Timothy around the year 66-67 AD after the apostle had been rearrested and imprisoned in Rome; confined to a little 20 foot in diameter prison cell awaiting his death by the hands of Caesar Nero (who himself…

May. 17 Exodus Study

          Exodus 26:1-37 “What’s behind the curtain?” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-14 Covered by His presence III.) Vs. 15-30 An anchor of the soul IV.) Vs. 31-37 Boldness to enter the Holiest Intro. I have had the opportunity to travel to may countries and in my travels I like to…

“Oh Lord stuck in Ai again”

      Joshua 8:1-8 “Oh Lord stuck in Ai again” Joshua chapter seven started with the ominous words, “But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things”, and this was what led to their defeat in the land of promise at Ai. But when you look at the first words of…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 4:14-16 “I’m only human”

  Hebrews 4:14-16 “I’m only human” Introduction 14 Passed through the heavens 15 Sympathetic high priest 16 Throne of grace   Introduction Last week we learned that a radical change of government will result in a revolutionary change in behavior which will be seen in a rousing principle of human energy known as “rest”. It…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 4:1-13 “The radical and revolutionary rest”

Hebrews 4:1-13 “The radical and revolutionary rest” Introduction 1-3 Remaining rest 4-10 NEW principle in operation 11-13 The Word of surgery   Introduction We took up the 2nd warning in the book of Hebrews last week, and this week we continue with the result of hardening the heart and that is not entering God’s rest….

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 3:7-19 “Eternal Security”

                  Hebrews 3:7-19 “Eternal Security” Introduction 7-11 Scriptural support 12 The warning 13-15 Deceitfulness of sin 16-19 Never believed   Introduction We start now with the second warning of this book: The first one was in chapter 2 verse 1 against “drifting away”. It was the danger…

“A word to Impala’s: Jump”

      Philippians 2:12-18  “A word to Impala’s: Jump” Mark Twain once wrote, “Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.” In Philippians chapter 2 Paul wrote concerning the “Good example” of the incarnation of Jesus; looking at His “renunciation”, “humiliation” and “exaltation”.  In Philippians chapter 2:12-18…

Apr. 26 Exodus Study

          Exodus 25:1-9 “That I Might Dwell Among Them (part a)” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-9 Where God guides He provides I.) Intro. God had been faithful to His promise and delivered the nation from bondage. He had adopted them as His special treasure now He is desiring to fulfill…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 3:1-6 “Professors verses possessors”

                Hebrews 3:1-6 “Professors verses possessors” Introduction 1-2 The House of God 3-5 The Messiah verses Moses 6 If   Introduction In Catholic circles the main issue of importance as it relates to the founding fathers of the faith is apostolic succession. But for most people they are…

“To boldly go”

    Acts 14:1-6 “To boldly go” Acts chapter 14 records Paul and Barnabas on their 1st missionary journey. They became world travelers discovering new lands and peoples. To borrow a phrase, they were “boldly going where no man has gone before”. Paul would in in 2 Cor. 5:20 describe his journey as being “ambassadors…

“What If?”

  1 Corinthians 15:14-20 “What If?” Have you ever stopped to ponder the critics questioning of Christianity: “What if Christianity is not true?” That’s the topic Paul takes up in 1 Corinthians 15:12-20! The “what if’s” of Christianity are recorded as 7 times in 8 verses the word “if” pops up. In verses 14-19 Paul…

Apr. 05 Exodus Study

          Exodus 24:1-18 “Sprinkled in the blood” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-8 Sign here III.) Vs. 9-11 Under His feet IV.) Vs. 12-18 In His presence I.) Intro. By the time we come to this chapter Israel has been out of Egypt a year and a half. Fresh in their…

“A captive with a cause”

  Ephesians 3:1    “A captive with a cause”   In the 2nd chapter of Ephesians, Paul marveled at the work of reconciliation where He took the US’s and THEM’s and created a new race called the “In HIM’s”! In the 3rd chapter we realize just what this means. If you read the gospels you…

Mar.29 Exodus Study

        Exodus 23:20-33 “The battle belongs to the Lord” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 20-33 The blessings of liberty I.) Intro. Last week we just about rapped up the explanation of the ten words, better known as the “Ten Commandments”. As I studied this section I was amazed at how practical they…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 2:10-13 “Finding ourselves”

            Hebrews 2:10-13 “Finding ourselves” Introduction 10-11 The Captain of unity 12-13 Chosen identity   Introduction Two weeks ago we started looking at the hypothetical question that the writer of Hebrews anticipated that his readers would ask with regards to; the necessity of Jesus becoming a man. He lists four…

Mar.22 Exodus Study

        Exodus 22:1-31 “House Rule’s part 2” Outline:   Exodus 23:1-19 “A More Perfect Union” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-19 Equal justice and general welfare Intro. Several hundred years ago a group of idealistic men and women sat down to establish a new nation. With nothing more then personal experience and…

“Delivering the land into your hand”

Judges 1:2-8   “Delivering the land into your hand” Judges chapter one verses 3-19 contains the description of the conquest of the promise land beginning in the southern region of the country. This section reads like a military report and just states the facts with no additional commentary leaving only hard to pronounce names and…