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Mar.08 Exodus Study

        Exodus 22:1-31 “House Rule’s part 2” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-17 Responsibility and restitution III.) Vs. 18-20 Three things God hates  IV.) Vs. 21-31 Compassion conservative Intro. Last week we saw God ordering the social life of the nation by what I’ve called “house rules.” It is amazing how simple…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 2:1-4 “Unescapable Reality”

        Hebrews 2:1-4 “Unescapable Reality” Introduction 1-2 Cause and effect 3-4 The great New Testament Introduction   Having made the argument that Jesus’ final revelation is superior to the prophets and angels progressive revelation; the author issues the first of five warning against rejection such a revelation. The cause of rejection according…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 1:4-14 “Better than angels”

      Hebrews 1:4-14 “Better than angels” Introduction 4-5 Better name 6 The One worshipped 7-9 Better nature 10-12 Superior existence 13-14 Greater destiny   Introduction   The author established a sevenfold superiority of Jesus over the prophets with regards to a communicator of a completed revelation instead of a progressive revelation. Now he…

“Exhale”

2 Timothy 3:16  “Exhale” Almost everyone is familiar with John 3:16 but there is another famous 3:16 verse and its found in Paul second letter Timothy. In the final two verses of chapter three Paul writes of the uniqueness of the word of God. But there is an unfortunate translation from the Greek to the…

Feb.22 Exodus Study

      Exodus 21:1-36 “House Rule’s part 1” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-11 Set apart servants III.) Vs. 12-27 Human rights   IV.) Vs. 28-36 Animal rights Intro. After the Lord gave the “Ten Commandments”, which made up the moral law and God’s claim upon the nation to the people, in verse 19 they…

“Introduction”

    Hebrews  “Introduction” It’s not often that I start a new book of the Bible so I thought this would be a great time to share some of the things that go into preparing for a study. The book we are going to study is known as: Hebrews. There are specific steps that must…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 1:1-3 “The Final Word”

    Hebrews 1:1-3 “The Final Word” Introduction 1 Progressive revelation 2-3 Seven superiorities of Jesus’ revelation   Introduction   For the sake of examination, I divided the book of Hebrews into three sections. I choose to use one of the author’s favorite words “BETTER”. From chapter 1 verse 1, through chapter 4 verse 13…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews “Christ the Champion”

Hebrews “Christ the Champion” 1:1 – 4:13 A Better Person 1:1-3 Regal Revealer 1:4 – 2:18 Above Angels 1:4-14 Superior Son 2:1-4 First warning of rejecting the salvation through the Son 2:5-18 Superior Sacrifice 3:1 – 4:13 Mightier Than Moses 3:1-4 Builder verses boards 3:5-6 Son verses servant 3:7 – 4:13 Second warning of rejecting…

Feb.08 Exodus Study

  Exodus 20:16-26 “A Set Apart Life b” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 16 The sanctity of truth III.) Vs. 17 Sanctified desires   IV.) Vs. 18-21 The failure of fear V.) Vs. 22-26 A pure & simple heart Intro. God had taken 3 million folks out of bondage and brought them into a deserted place…

Dale Lewis – Mark 16:15-20 “Never stagnate nor silent”

Mark 16:15-20 “Never stagnate nor silent” Introduction 15-16 Preach the gospel 17-18 With power 19-20 Come and go   Introduction We finally conclude our study in the gospel according to Mark with a look at the task of: Preaching the gospel Caring for the physical needs of people And to make sure that those are…

“Alternate Facts”

    Acts 21:17-40 “Alternate Facts” Watching a recent news program, I heard a phrase I had never heard before to explain how to people observing the same thing can come up with vastly different opinions, they call this “Alternative facts”.  I got me to think about the awful experience of being miss understood. I…

Dale Lewis – Mark 16:9-14 “Reasons to believe”

Mark 16:9-14 “Reasons to believe” Introduction 9-11 Mary Magdalene’s testimony 12-13 The Emmaus Road evidence 14 Persistent climate of unbelief   Introduction We take on Mark 16:9-20 the “Epilogue”; “the comment or conclusion to what happened”. I mentioned last week that this was added to the oldest and most reliable Greek manuscripts. There are some…

Dale Lewis – Mark 16:1-8 “The reality of the resurrection”

Mark 16:1-8 “The reality of the resurrection” Introduction 1-3 Lost hope 4 Roll away the stone 5-8 My brethren   Introduction For all intensive purposes we will finish off Mark’s account of his gospel today in the first 8 verses. Now if you have your bibles open you will notice that the 16th chapter doesn’t…

Jan.18 Exodus Study

            Exodus 20:12-15 “A Set Apart Life a” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 12 A sanctified home III.) Vs. 13 The sanctity of life IV.) Vs. 14 The sanctity of love V.) Vs. 15 Sanctified property Intro. Last week we began our study through the “ten words” better know as…

“No, because of Who you know”

    Romans 6:1-2  “No, because of Who you know” When I look at personal failure, or sin in my life I see two things that I need to pay more attention too: I need to be more aware that may greater problem isn’t some event, it’s in my ignorance that I have a choice….

Dale Lewis – Mark 15:42-47 “More than a fashion statement”

Mark 15:42-47 “More than a fashion statement” Introduction 42-43 Secret saints 44-47 The greatest real estate deal   Introduction As we close out the 15th chapter of Mark it’s important that we realize that Jesus wasn’t a victim on that cross; He was instead a sacrifice! This morning our focus will be upon His burial…

Dale Lewis – Mark 15:33-41 “The impact of the cross”

  Mark 15:33-41 “The impact of the cross” Introduction 33-34 The darkness of sin 35-36 Cross at the cross 37-38 A torn veil 39-41 Changed by the cross Introduction This morning we will note only see the impact of Jesus’ death upon the cross for our sins, we will also focus upon the devotion of…

Jan.o4 Exodus Study

          Exodus 20:1-11 “Laws of Love” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-3 Who you are to love III.) Vs. 4-6 How you are to love IV.) Vs. 7 The conversation of love V.) Vs. 8-11 A day set-aside for love Intro. We last saw Israel preparing to hear from the Lord….

Dale Lewis – Mark 15:33-41 “The impact of the cross”

  Mark 15:33-41 “The impact of the cross” Introduction 33-34 The darkness of sin 35-36 Cross at the cross 37-38 A torn veil 39-41 Changed by the cross Introduction This morning we will note only see the impact of Jesus’ death upon the cross for our sins, we will also focus upon the devotion of…

“Merry Christmas

    Matthew 1:18  “Merry Christmas” In Matthew chapter 1 verse 18-25 we are given the birth of Jesus Christ, a story most are quite familiar, or are we? Matthew, a converted tax collector uses his pin to give us an extremely important history lesson as to Jesus entrance into humanity. He painstakingly through out…

Dec.14 Exodus Study

          Exodus 19:7-25 “Time to meet your maker (part b)” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 7-15 Set yourself apart III.) Vs. 16-20 A glorious appearing IV.) Vs. 21-25 Not as good as it gets Intro. Any one ever having looked into purchasing a new car has experienced the powerful draw of…

Dale Lewis – Mark 15:21-32 “Easter at Christmas”

  Mark 15:15b-20 “From Gabbatha to Golgotha” Introduction 15b-16 The scourging 17-20 The right ruler Introduction This section of scripture takes us from Gabbatha (the pavement) to Golgotha, (the hill of Calvary), too finally the tomb in which Jesus was laid. There is a lot of this story that Mark in his account doesn’t mention…

“The basis of unity”

  1 Corinthians 1:10  “The basis of unity” Paul writes in the first 9 verses of 1st Corinthians, fives things that he thanked God for on their behalf. Having done so in the 10th verse he makes an appeal based upon grace and offers to come alongside them to help them back to the ground…

Dec.07 Exodus Study

        Exodus 19:1-6 “Time to meet your maker (a)” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-6 Do you know how much I love you? Intro. By the 19th chapter of Exodus and Israel’s arrival at Mount Sinai, (where they will remain until the 10th chapter of the book of numbers), 11 months or…

Dale Lewis – Mark 15:15b-20 “From Gabbatha to Golgotha”

  Mark 15:15b-20 “From Gabbatha to Golgotha” Introduction 15b-16 The scourging 17-20 The right ruler Introduction This section of scripture takes us from Gabbatha (the pavement) to Golgotha, (the hill of Calvary), too finally the tomb in which Jesus was laid. There is a lot of this story that Mark in his account doesn’t mention…

Dale Lewis – Mark 15:1-15 “Two bound men”

    Mark 15:1-15 “Two bound men” Introduction Vs. 1-5 Jesus before Pilate Vs. 6-15 Decision day Introduction At the end of chapter 14 we realize that religion has decided to kill the true High Priest, the only mediator between fallen man and a holy God. Now Jesus comes before government and politics to a…

“Avoiding the halls of discouragement”

        1 Samuel 27 “Avoiding the halls of discouragement” In the 26th chapter of 1st Samuel the final words of Saul to David are, “May you be blessed, my son David! You shall both do great things and also still prevail.” Two things become quite apparent as we read the 27th chapter…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:66-72 “Strength through weakness

    Mark 14:66-72 “Strength through weakness” Introduction 66 The mystery of the other disciple 67-68 Prediction of restoration before failure 69-72 Failure of the flesh Introduction We now take up the story that happened simultaneously with Jesus 2nd trial before Caiaphas, Peter’s trial in the courtyard of the world. The story enfolds with Peter…

“How to lead”

    Exodus 17:5 “How to lead” Having just witnessed our election of a new president I found it interesting to look at the advice and council that Moses wrote down of his own experience of how to lead a divisive nation through the wilderness of life. The book Exodus serves as “leadership Manuel” and…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:53-65 “A life changing decision”

    Mark 14:53-65 “A life changing decision” Introduction Vs. 53-54 Two trials Vs. 55-61 Kangaroo court Vs. 62-65 False verdict Introduction For the better part of a year we have been hearing about the presidential election and the warning from both candidates that this is a “the most important election ever” as it has…

“Perfectly Imperfect”

  2 Corinthians 3:1-6 “Perfectly Imperfect” The apostle Paul faced a dilemma in addressing the Corinthian believers in his 2nd letter to them because some had verbally attacked him. It is highly unlikely that he would be considered a success today, when you look at these facts: He spent most of his ministry in jail…

Nov.09 Exodus Study

        Exodus 17:1-16 “Present When Absent” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-7 Water from a rock? III.) Vs. 8-16 The Lord is my banner! Intro. The young nation has had only 1 month of experiencing in the leading of God and so far they had not done so well. Their first real…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:37-52 “Demonstration of devotion”

  Mark 14:37-52 “Demonstration of devotion” Introduction Vs. 37-42 The sandman Vs. 43-45 The kiss Vs. 47-50 Fight of flight Vs. 51-52 Richly rewarded Introduction There are four different scenes emphasized in this section and the common denominator in each of them is what is commonly considered love and devotion: Vs. 37-42 First, we notice…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:37-52 “Demonstration of devotion”

  Mark 14:37-52 “Demonstration of devotion” Introduction Vs. 37-42 The sandman Vs. 43-45 The kiss Vs. 47-50 Fight of flight Vs. 51-52 Richly rewarded Introduction There are four different scenes emphasized in this section and the common denominator in each of them is what is commonly considered love and devotion: Vs. 37-42 First, we notice…

Oct.26 Exodus Study

    Exodus 15:1-27 “New Surroundings by Joy” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-17 A song for the past, present and future III.) Vs. 18-21 Let’s dance to the music IV.) Vs. 22-27 How did that song go again? Intro. In chapter 15, victory is won by the Lord and the people break forth in…

“New Surroundings by Joy”

  Exodus 15:25 “New Surroundings by Joy” The 15th chapter of Exodus records a spontaneous song that broke out after God destroyed the Egyptian army at the parting of the Red Sea. The song was to commemorate the faithfulness of God in the past but it was also to remind the Israelites of God’s faithfulness…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:32-42 “Far from home”

  Mark 14:32-42 “Far from home” Introduction 32-36 Press into obedience 37-42 Watching n prayer   Introduction In 2nd Corinthians 12:10 Paul in speaking about his own physical afflictions took the time to explain how such troubles benefited him as he said, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in…

“We have met the enemy”

    Judges 2:1-10 “We have met the enemy” Three themes in Judges are repeated over and over: God never breaks His promises God’s people continually break theirs And that there are always consequences for God’s people breaking their promises Sociologists write on the “secondhand experience” and its effects on society; as the 2nd generation…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:27-31 “Confidence” Pt.2

  Mark 14:27-31 “Confidence” Introduction Vs. 27-28 Trusting the Shepherd Vs. 29-31 Failure of the flesh Introduction During a fierce battle of the Civil War, Confederate General Richard Ewell, looked across the battle field at the Union troops his army had been trading gun fire with 70 yards away. He noticed a Union Cavalry officer…

Harvest Party Oct. 31st 5-8 pm

  2016 Harvest Party is coming to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds In the First Interstate building on Monday October 31st from 5-8 pm. Come Enjoy Food, Games,  Candy, Prizes and Lots of fun for Kids of all ages. Admission is Free. Brought to you by Bitterroot Valley Calvary Chapel. Save

“Guided by God”

      Exodus 13:19-20 “Guided by God” In the 12th and 13th chapter of Exodus God institutes the Passover with a great amount of detail. It is clear from reading these two chapters that the Lord wanted the Israelites to realize that what they were about to partake in had a far more important…

Oct.12 Exodus Study

Exodus 14:1-31 “Seeing the Work of the Lord” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-9 I’ve got them right where I want them III.) Vs. 10-14 Fear not, stand still, look up, & be quiet IV.) Vs. 15-31 Faiths deliverance, prides destruction 15-22 faiths deliverance 23-29 prides destruction 30-31 results Intro. In 13:17 we are told…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:27-31 “Confidence”

  Mark 14:27-31 “Confidence” Introduction Vs. 27-28 Trusting the Shepherd Vs. 29-31 Failure of the flesh Introduction During a fierce battle of the Civil War, Confederate General Richard Ewell, looked across the battle field at the Union troops his army had been trading gun fire with 70 yards away. He noticed a Union Cavalry officer…

“Déjà-vu”

        Judges 2:11-23 “Déjà-vu” Webster’s dictionary defines the word “déjà-vu” as “a feeling that one has seen or heard something before, usually something unpleasantly familiar”. Judges chapter 2 verses 11-23 presents a very puzzling reoccurrence in the life of the nation of Israel. I wonder if Israel experienced some “spiritual déjà-vu” as…

Oct.05 Exodus Study

    Exodus 13:1-22 “Alive Sacrificially” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-10 Separate from sin III.) Vs. 11-16 Separate to the Lord IV.) Vs. 17-22 Lead by the Lord Intro. Last week we saw the Lord instituting a memorial day in which what He had done for Israel would be celebrated. Clearly God wanted a…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:10-26 “Between the cups”

Mark 14:10-26 “Between the cups” Introduction Vs. 10-11 The Betrayal Vs. 12-21 Preparation for Passover Vs. 22-26 The Lord’s Supper Introduction The 14th chapter of Mark is full of contrasts to enable the reader to comprehend what true devotion looks like. This morning we will look at three events: Vs. 10-11 The decision of Judas…

Dale Lewis – Mark 14:1-9 “Driven by devotion”

  Mark 14:1-9 “Driven by devotion” Introduction 1-2 The religion of self 3-9 The beauty of devotion Introduction This section comes right after Mark recording the Olivet Discourse with Jesus’ focus on what the Church should do when the world is coming apart prior to His return, keep busy working at the work that He…

Sep.21 Exodus Study

  Exodus 12:14-51 “Memorial Day” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 14-28 Rejoice, remember, reach  III.) Vs. 29-36 The blessing of obedience IV.) Vs. 37-51 From worriers to warriors Intro. II.) Vs. 14-28 Rejoice, remember, reach Vs. 14 In verse 13 God had just announced the purpose of the Passover, “And when I see the blood,…

Dale Lewis – Mark 13:28-37 “Watch”

    Mark 13:28-37 “Watch” Introduction 28-31 The days of Noah 32-37 The doorkeeper Introduction Jesus was answering the disciple’s question of “When” and tells them that prior to it there will be “false signs”. Then He gave them the what they had asked Him for “the sign of the end of the age”, “the…

“Biblical repentance”

      Exodus “Biblical repentance” One of the many themes of the 9th chapter of Exodus that fascinates me is both the ways of how God warns Pharaoh and the Egyptians of the consequences of their rebellion, as He does so both by grace and by judgment. In the 20th and 21st verses of…

Sep.14 Exodus Study

  Exodus 11: – 12:13 “The Lord Does Make a Difference” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-11 A blessing or a final blow? III.) Vs. 12:1-6a A Chosen lamb. IV.) Vs. 6b-13 A lamb slain. Intro. Life, from our perspective, is all about choices. To make right choices, which all of us would like to…

Dale Lewis – Mark 13:24-27 “In those days”

        Mark 13:24-27 “In those days” Introduction Vs. 24-25 The end of the world Vs. 26-27 The beginning of the reign of Christ Introduction We come to the 3rd part of the the Olivet Discourse and the part of Jesus’ answer as to “when will these things be” and “what will be…

Sep.07 Exodus Study

  Exodus 10:1-29 “Who Is Like the Lord? part b” Outline: I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-11 A prideful snare III.) Vs. 12-20 Eaten out of house and home IV.) Vs. 21-29 Light and darkness Intro. The 9th chapter revealed how God in His grace warned Pharaoh and the Egyptians of the consequences of their rebellion….

Dale Lewis – Mark 13:14-23 “When You See This”

      Mark 13:14-23 “When You See This” Introduction 14a The sign 14b-18 Watch and run 19-23 World wide tribulation and deception Introduction The second section of the Olivet Discourse was directed at the twofold question of the disciples as too “when the destruction of Jerusalem would take place and what would be the…

Guest Speaker – Bryan Perkins

    Guest Speaker – Bryan Perkins There are no sermon notes this week. ————————————————————————————————  

Dale Lewis – Mark 13:5-13 “Take heed no one deceives you”

      Mark 13:5-13 “Take heed no one deceives you” Introduction Vs. 6 Proliferation of pretenders Vs. 7-8a Permanent political problems Vs. 8b Cataclysmic catastrophes Vs. 9-13 Prolonged persecution Introduction Last week we began our study of the “Olivet Discourse”; we discussed the timing and occasion of this message as being in the final…

“To build our character”

      2 Thessalonians 2:1-7 “To build our character” In Paul’s second letter to the church in 2 Thessalonica chapter 2 verse 1, he addresses an area that they had become confused about “…the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him”. Biblical prophecy was not put forth for Christians…