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Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 6:6-10 “Who’s in your wallet?”

  1 Timothy E.) The Church and its ministry to the world 1-2. 6:1-10 Serving while at work and in society 6:6-10 “Who’s in your wallet?”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 6 Money can’t buy contentment III. Vs. 7 Money can’t be taken with you IV. Vs. 8 Money has limited value V. Vs. 9-10…

Jul.23 Genesis Study

Genesis 6:1-22 “The way off the Island of iniquity” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-7 Broken lives, broken heart III. Vs. 8-22 The ship called Grace I. Intro. In chapter 5 we saw the godly line of Seth and how at that time they “began to call on the name of the Lord.” By the time…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 6:1-5 “Gonna have to serve somebody”

1 Timothy E.) The Church and its ministry to the world 1-2. 6:1-10 Serving while at work and in society 6:1-5 “Gonna have to serve somebody”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 1-2 Freedom from self III. Vs. 3 Two truths about truth IV. Vs. 4-5 Part of the problem I. Introduction When Paul pined this…

Spirit Led verses Flesh Driven

  Weekly Words for 2014-07-18 2 Samuel 2:1-32 “Spirit Led verses Flesh Driven” In 2 Samuel chapter 2 over 15 years had passed since David first heard the word of the Lord through Samuel saying, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!” There are three things God must do to a person whom he…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 5:17-25 “Take me to your leader”

  1 Timothy D.) The Church and its ministry to its self 2. 5:17-20 Ministry to leaders 3. 5:21-25 Ministry’s do’s and don’ts 5:17-25 “Take me to your leader”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 17-18 Compensating elders III. Vs.19-21 Correcting elders IV. Vs. 22-25 Commissioning elders I. Introduction Hamilton airport recently had an antique fly-in…

Sticks and stones can break my bones

  2 Samuel 16:5-12 Sticks and stones can break my bones In 2nd Samuel chapter 16 David has arguably the worst day of his life as he is forced to leave the throne in Jerusalem at the hands of his own son Absalom and his trusted adviser. We are told that David’s departure took him…

Jul. 9 Genesis Study

Genesis 4:25-5:32 “Men called by the name of the Lord” I. Intro. II. Vs. 25-26 The “Appointed hope” III. Vs. 1-5 The days Adam lived IV. Vs. 6-32 Truths about walking with God I. Intro. We now move from the ungodly line of Cain to the godly line of Seth and the contrast between the…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 5:1-16 “We are family”

    1 Timothy D.) The Church and its ministry to its self 1. 5:1-16 Ministry to the elderly and needy 5:1-16 “We are family”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 1-2 Friends, Foes or Family? III. Vs. 3-16 Proper benevolence I. Introduction Paul established the way in which Timothy was to correct believers while pastoring…

Hills and Valleys

  Joshua 7:1-9 “Hills and Valleys” The Seventh chapter of the book of Joshua is the only defeat of Israel listed in the book, and it needn’t have happened in the first place if Israel had realized that they were not sufficient for the battle in themselves. Their problem was that they had just came…

From Zero to Hero

  Judges 11:1-33 “From Zero to Hero” Literature is full of “Cinderella” stories where local rejects make good. Author, “Horatio Alger” wrote over 100 boys stories focused upon this theme. They appeal to most of us because we relate to the “rejects” and wish that we too could rise above our circumstances. Nothing about Jephthah…

Jun.25 Genesis Study

Genesis 4:1-24 “The Causality of Community” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-8 It’s not too late! III. Vs. 9-24 Where’s your brother? I. Intro. In chapter three the focus was upon the effects of sin upon the individual life and God’s grace that makes provision for it. In chapter four the focus is the effects of…

Jun.18 Genesis Study

Genesis 4:1-24 “The Causality of Community” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-8 It’s not too late! III. Vs. 9-24 Where’s your brother? I. Intro. In chapter three the focus was upon the effects of sin upon the individual life and God’s grace that makes provision for it. In chapter four the focus is the effects of…

Eight reasons to not be ashamed

  Romans 1:8-17 “Eight reasons to not be ashamed” Rome was a city where Caesar Nero would dress 1,000’s of Christians in the skins of lambs and throw them to the lions then taunt them by saying, “Where is your Good Shepherd now?” He would dip Christians in hot wax and light them in his…

Dale Lewis – Matthew 6:9-13 “How to talk to Dad”

      Matthew 6:9-13 “How to talk to Dad” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 9 Petition III.) Vs. 10-12 Intercession IV.) Vs. 13 Worship I.) Intro. Little eight year old Danny Dutton was asked in his 3rd grade homework assignment to explain God and prayer; “God’s second most important job is listening to prayers. An…

What I have I give to you

  Acts 3:1-11 “What I have I give to you” I love learning especially when it’s outside the walls of the classroom and that is what Luke shares happened one-day as Peter and John went to the temple to pray in chapter Acts 2 and what they had learned in the classroom was put into…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 4:6-10 “Training for life”

    1 Timothy C.) The Church and its minister 2. 4:6-10 Exhortations to faithful ministers 4:6-10 “Training for life”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 6a Stay the course III. Vs. 6b-10 Five good habits I. Introduction I started pastoring at 29 and pioneered my first church at 30, man what was I thinking or…

Ready to die the only way to live

  Acts 21:10-13 “Ready to die the only way to live” Ever wonder what would have happened if in that critical moment of life you would have done what is altogether clear now? Why is it that hindsight always provides the best view to the past and no view to the present? Life at times…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 4:1-5 “Lies that effect lives”

    1 Timothy C.) The Church and its minister 1. 4:1-5 Examples of unfaithful ministers 4:1-5 “Lies that effect lives”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 1a The world’s fastest…lie III. Vs. 1b Wrong is right? IV. Vs. 2 Do as I say V. Vs 3-5 Did God really say? I. Introduction In chapter 1…

The art of complaining

  1 Samuel 20:1-23 “The art of complaining” I believe that the greatest obstacle we face in living the Christian life in joy is doubts. You see we have no problem with joy as long as God continues to bless above and beyond our expectations. But as we all know things do not always go…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 3:14-16 “Living whole in a fractured world”

    1 Timothy B.) The Church and its members 5. 3:14-16 Proper conduct at Church 3:16 “Living whole in a fractured world”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 16a The truth about Humpty Dumpty III. Vs. 16b Three secret truths I. Introduction Last week we focused our attention upon Paul’s threefold description of the church:…

The ex-factor

  John 6:42-52 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 “The ex-factor” The first five chapters of 1 Corinthians reveals that the Church in Corinth had many problems. Problems that we would not normally associate with an evangelical, spirit filled Bible teaching church. At the root of all their problems was pride, and this pride was manifested in self-centered…

Do What You Can Food Drive

Do What You Can Do What You Can is a ongoing food drive that supports the food pantry of Bitterroot Valley Calvary Chapel. We will be handing out reusable grocery bags for free to all people to return to the church with a few non perishable food items. Your participation will greatly help the growing…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 3:14-153 “A case of spiritual amnesia”

            1 Timothy B.) The Church and its members 5. 3:14-16 Proper conduct at Church 3:14-15 “A case of spiritual amnesia”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 14 Important words III. Vs. 15 Three phrases that describe the Church I. Introduction An Oxford atheist professor in a debate said, “It doesn’t…

In Need of a Miracle?

  John 6:42-52 “In need of a miracle?” I have found personally the hardest thing for me to overcome is rejection. I once heard that every person is born with an innate need to love and by loved. My difficulty is that when I’m not loved I’m not too keen on loving back. John chapter…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 3:8-13 “Time to Kill the Spider”

          1 Timothy B.) The Church and its members 3. 3:8-13 Proven deacons 3:8-13 “Time to kill the spider” I. Introduction II. Vs. 8 General characteristics of those that serve III. Vs. 9-10 Threefold demonstration IV. Vs. 11 Four characteristics of a deaconesses Vs. 12-13 Two results of good service I….

Apr.30 Genesis Study

Genesis 3:1-24 “Lost in the Wilderness of Sin” Intro. II. Vs. 1-6 Has God indeed said III. Vs. 7-13 Where are you IV. Vs. 14-24 The way to the tree of life I. Intro. Adam and Eve are about to go from “perfect in paradise” to “lost in the wilderness of sin” without ever changing…

From perfect in paradise to lost in sin

  Genesis 3:1-24 “From perfect in paradise to lost in sin” Adam and Eve go from “perfect in paradise” to “lost in the wilderness of sin” without ever changing physical locations. This chapter is the only explanation that is supported by human experience and history as to what has happen to God’s creation. Evolutionists: Say,…

The Case of the Missing Rabbi

  I Corinthians 15:5-19 “The Case of the Missing Rabbi” I’m fascinated with court cases especially with how they bring in evidence. I can’t help wonder how many cases have been lost not because of the facts but because they weren’t presented in a way that led the jurors to the truth. We are most…

Apr.23 Genesis Study

Genesis 2:1-25 “The beginning of our history” I. Intro. II. Vs. 1-7 Resting in His presence III. Vs. 8-17 Self-centered or God-centered IV. Vs. 18-25 God’s gift to man I. Intro. The first chapter of Genesis gives us an overall view of the first six days of God’s creation. It was meant to supply only…

Joyful and Triumphant

  John 12:12-19 “Joyful and Triumphant”   All four gospels record the only public demonstration that Jesus allowed in His earthly ministry, His triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the shouts of hosanna. John’s account of the triumphal entry is abbreviated when compared to the other gospels; knowing that John had the other gospels I suppose…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 3:1-7 “Help Wanted”

          1 Timothy B.) The Church and its members 3. 3:1-7 Purity of elders 3:1-7 “Help wanted”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 1 Working for money, member or the Master? III. Vs. 2-3 Personal traits IV. Vs. 4-5 An example at home V. 6-7 A veteran of good reputation I. Introduction…

Apr.16 Genesis Study

Genesis 1:14-31 “Then God blessed them” I. Intro. II. Vs. 14-23 Signs of life III. Vs. 24-31 Made in God’s image I. Intro. In the creation account the focus is more “why” then “how”. With that said the established facts of science completely agree with the truths found in Genesis chapter 1. The other thing…

“Shaping a heart”

  1 Samuel 23:1-13 “Shaping a heart” There seems to be in my mind a formula to success that says, “If I seek the Lord and obey His leading in my life then the events of my life will follow my expectations”. In 1 Samuel chapter 23 verses 1-23 David experienced this very dilemma but…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 2:8-10 “Dressed for Prayer”

  1 Timothy B.) The Church and its members 2. 2:8-15 Propriety of women 2:8-10 “Dressed for prayer” I. Introduction II. Vs. 8 The heart of the man who prays III. Vs. 9-10 The heart of the woman who prays I. Introduction There are times when studying the New Testament that you really wish you…

“Strong Shoes”

  Genesis 39:1-23 “Strong Shoes” Corrie Ten Boom once said; “If God sends you on stony paths, He will provide strong shoes!” In Genesis chapter 39 we look into the life of Joseph and see how he dealt with the same two great struggles that his brother Judah failed to deal with in chapter 38….

Mar.19 Genesis Study

Genesis “In The Beginning God” Outline: 1: -2:3 The creation account 2:4 – 4:26 The history of the first family 5:1 –6:8 The history of early man 6:9 – 9:29 The history of Noah 10:1 – 11:9 The history of the descendants of Noah 11:10 – 25:11 The history of Abraham 25:12 – 36:43 The…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 1:2:1c-7 “The challenge of prayer”

  1 Timothy B.) The Church and its members 1. 2:1-8 Preeminence of prayer 2:1c-7 “The challenge of prayer”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 1c-2 Twofold effect of our prayers III. Vs. 3-4 The aim of prayer IV. Vs. 5-7 Four truths I. Introduction Paul started the 2nd chapter of his letter to Timothy with…

“Love Them Anyway”

  Matthew 5:43-44 “Love Them Anyway” This appeared years ago in Reader’s Digest: People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.Do good anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top…

“Saying the right things the right way”

  Acts 21:17-40 “Saying the right things the right way” To be miss understood is an awful experience. I came across these real life Church bulletin bloopers the other day that no doubt left some misunderstandings: “Wait Watchers meeting next Thursday at 6 pm please enter through the side double doors.” “Don’t let worry kill…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 1:2:1-8 “Much prayer, much power”

  1 Timothy B.) The Church and its members 1. 2:1-8 Preeminence of prayer 2:1 “Much prayer, much power”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 1a Why prayer III. Vs. 1b Three types of prayer IV. Vs. 1c Praise I. Introduction Having discussed the importance of proper doctrine within the local church Paul now moves on…

Mar.12 Revelation Study

    Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” Chp. 4:22 The vision of the future: (1:19c) “The things which will take place after this” Chp. 21-22 The new heavens and earth 22:1-21 “In the land of the living” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-7 Behold I am coming quickly III. Vs. 8-21 Worship God   I. Intro…

“Rahab the Rescued”

  Joshua 2:12-24 “Rahab the Rescued” In 1965 P.F. Sloan wrote a protest song eventually recorded by Barry McGuire called the “Eve of Destruction” what Sloan wrote about and Barry sang about in 1965 my friends is a lot closer today than it was then but it is still Jesus who offers deliverance from the…

Mar.5 Revelation Study

    Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” Chp. 4:22 The vision of the future: (1:19c) “The things which will take place after this” Chp. 21-22 The new heavens & earth 21:1-27 “The Tabernacle of God is with men” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-8 Behold I make all things new III. Vs. 9-27 Come I will…

“Sawdust instead of Substance”

  Colossians “Sawdust instead of Substance” In a recent book by John S. Dickerson titled “The Great Evangelical Recession” the author offers a wake-up call for every born again believer in America. He cites “The Barna Research Group” that proclaims that American evangelicalism will continue to erode over the next few decades. CurrentlyEvangelicalism is losing…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 1:12-17 “From Blasphemer to Believer”

1 Timothy The Church and its message 2. 1:12-17 The message in the present 1:12-17 “From Blasphemer to Believer”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 12-13 Before and after III. Vs. 14-15 Happy to be lost IV. Vs. 16-17 Praise for God’s patience I. Introduction Paul knew that instruction on the use of the 10 Commandments…

“Remodeled”

  Romans “Remodeled” There is a story of an African slave who had displeased his owner by attempting to run away numerous times. The owner was so incensed that he planned to kill his slave by running him through with his sword but before he could accomplish this, a stranger stood in front of the…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 1:9b-11 “Laying down the Law”

1 Timothy The Church and its message 1:8-11 The message in the past 1:9b-11 “Laying down the Law (Part 2)”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 9b-10 Being transformed from what I was to what He is III. Vs. 11 In accordance to the glorious gospel I. Introduction Last week we started examining the purpose of…

Feb.26 Revelation Study

    Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” Chp. 4:22 The vision of the future: (1:19c) “The things which will take place after this” Chp. 21-22 The new heavens & earth 21:1-27 “The Tabernacle of God is with men” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-8 Behold I make all things new III. Vs. 9-27 Come I will…