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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…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 1:8-11 “Laying down the Law”

1 Timothy The Church and its message 1:8-11 The message in the past 1:8-9 “Laying down the Law”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 8-9 I’m not okay, and neither are you I. Introduction One of the difficulties of teaching “verse by verse” though the Bible is at times it is very difficult to divide the…

Feb.19 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. 20 The kingdom of Christ 20:1-15 “What the world is coming too” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-3 Satan is bound III. Vs. 4-6 The saints reign IV. Vs. 7-15 The final…

“The Land of the Living”

  Revelation 21 “The Land of the Living” In the 21st chapter John was shown what heaven would be like, practically as well as physically. Because heaven is eternal and we dwell in a temporal place John described heaven from what it was not going to have. For instance it will be a place where…

“The provision of the Word of God”

  Acts 18:9-11 “The provision of the Word of God” In Acts chapter 18 Paul combated his discouragement against a world that celebrated its sin by staying in fellowship and service. But based on verses 9-11 of Acts chapter 18 Paul also used something else to bring about encouragement. The world offers what they call…

Feb.12 Revelation Study

    Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” IV. Chp. 6-19 The tribulation on earth: (1:19c) “The things which will take place after this” Chp. 15-19 The last half 19:1-21 “What’s for dinner” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-10 The marriage of the Lamb III. Vs. 11-21 The return of the Lamb I. Intro There are two…

“God doesn’t need our help”

  John 18:7-11 “God doesn’t need our help” In John Chapter 17 verses 7-11at Jesus’ arrest, Peter makes the often repeated mistake of many professing faith in Jesus, “Trying to prove his faith by the sword, while he could not do so by his tongue.” The servant’s name “Malchus” means king and it will be…

Dale Lewis – 1 Timothy 1:1-2 “Help Wanted, Apply Within”

1 Timothy 1:1-2 “Help Wanted, Apply Within”   I. Introduction II. Vs. 1-2 The writer, reader and greeting I. Introduction 100 years ago on January 20th 1914 an article appeared in a London newspaper announcing Britain’s Sir Ernest Shackleton’s planed Antarctic expedition, it was accompanied by a “Help Wanted” add that read: “Men wanted for…

Jan.29 Revelation Study

    Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” IV. Chp. 6-19 The tribulation on earth: (1:19c) “The things which will take place after this” Chp. 15-19 The last half 18:1-24 “The destruction of Babylon” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-13 Bankrupt in Babylon III. Vs. 14-24 Two responses to religions destruction I. Intro The false religious system…