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“As for me and my house we shall serve the Lord”

  Joshua 24:15 “As for me and my house we shall serve the Lord” Of all the battles Joshua fought and all the enemies he defeated I can tell you that if you could ask him which of them was the most difficult to defeat he would tell you without hesitation; “The idols in his…

Jan.15 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 17:1-18 “The acts of the apostates” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-6 Rotten religion III. Vs. 7-18 The mystery of religion I. Intro In chapters 17-18 we see…

Dale Lewis – 2 Thessalonians 3:6 – 3:18 “Bees or Woodpeckers?”

2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 III. 2:1-3:15 Main Teaching B. 3:1-15 How should we work? “Bees or Woodpeckers?” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 6 Commanded by the Word III.) Vs. 7-10 Imitation by example IV.) Vs. 11-15 Encouragement from the church V.) Vs. 16-18 Provision of the Lord I.) Intro. An article that first appeared in June 3rd…

“The Ends do not justify the means”

  Genesis 16:4-6 “The Ends do not justify the means” We all can be so “outcome oriented; the ends justify the means kind of people”. The Bible gives many examples of this but no better than the story of Sarah trying to inherit the promises of God by giving her handmaiden Hagar to her husband…

“Directed by God”

  Romans 8:25-28 “Directed by God” In Romans chapter 8 verse 23 Paul talks about the believers “Groans” and I’m not speaking about the groans that come for an aging body or the ones that come from distressing circumstances. The groans that Paul speaks about are because as Christians we have tasted the firstfruits of…

Jan.15 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 16:1-21 “Crime and punishment” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-11 Righteous judgments of God III. Vs. 12-21 Preparation for war I. Intro John sees God’s righteous judgment upon…

Jan.8 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 15:1-8 “A jingle prior to judgment” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-4 A sign and a song III. Vs. 5-8 Seven angels and seven bowls I. Intro Back…

“Is Someone Missing?”

  Acts 2:1-4 “Is someone missing?” Jesus, in verse eight of chapter one of Acts, declared His purpose for the church; “to tell the truth about Him to the world.” Tying this with His words in Matthew we know that this would cause men and women to become disciples, (learning followers) of Him. In Peter’s…

Dale Lewis – 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 “The face of evil”

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 III. 2:1-3:15 Main Teaching A.)  2:1-17 What are you waiting for “The face of evil” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 8-9 The lawless one: revealed, works and destruction     III.) Vs. 10-12 Deception, destruction and delusion I.) Intro. The focus of verses 8-12 is the description and methods of the “lawless one” and…

Dale Lewis – Matthew 2:1-12 “Where Is He”

Matthew 2:1-12 “Where Is He” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-2 Wise Men Still Seek Him III.) Vs. 3-8 Troubled By Jesus IV.) Vs. 9-12 Worship Him I.) Intro. It is interesting to observe how people respond towards Jesus. I came across this the other day concerning Jesus second coming: Twas the night before Jesus came…

“Who is this baby in a manger?”

  John 1:14 “Who is this baby in a manger?” Every year at this time around the world the focus is on a little town called Bethlehem and a baby in a manger. But just who is this baby? Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Tim 3:16 saying, “great is the mystery of godliness: God…

“The Perfect Church”

  Acts 4:32-33 “The Perfect Church” So many people in searching for a Church are looking for the “perfect church”. One pastor friend I know once told a group that if they were looking for the perfect Church and happened to find it to make sure they did not attend it for the moment they…

Dec.18 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. 10-14 The middle 14:1-20 “Hearing voices” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-5 They sang a new song III. Vs. 6-13 The message of angel’s IV. Vs. 14-20 Reaping their rebellion I. Intro It is…

Dec.11 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. 10-14 The middle 13:1-18 “Two blasphemous beasts” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-10 The world’s choice III. Vs. 11-18 The world’s religion I. Intro In the 12th chapter we saw warfare in heaven…

“More Abundantly”

  Joshua 1:1-5 “More Abundantly” In John chapter 10 verse 10 Jesus said “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” It is apparent that Jesus’ heart for us is far more than just salvation and eternal life…. it is “Abundant life”… by which we enter into…

“Great Strength, Great Weakness”

  Judges 13:1-25 “Great Strength, Great Weakness” The 4 chapters of Judges 13-16 are dedicated to one on the best known persons in the Bible, Samson. But there are two things about him that people commonly misunderstand. Great Strength: When most folks think of Samson they think of a guy that looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger…

Exodus 14

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 a.      15-22 faiths deliverance b.      23-29 prides destruction c.       30-31 results Intro. In 13:…

Exodus 1-12

Exodus “The Road To Redemption” Outline: I.) Chp. 1-18 Let My People Go             1.) Chp. 1-4 The making of a man of God             2.) Chp. 5-10 God verses the gods             3.) Chp. 11-15:21 Moving day             4.) Chp. 15:22-18 Under His care II.) Chp. 19-24 A special treasure, a holy nation            …

Genesis 38-50

Genesis “In The Beginning God” Outline: I.                   1: -2:3 The creation account II.                2:4 – 4:26 The history of the first family III.             5:1 –6:8 The history of early man IV.             6:9 – 9:29 The history of Noah V.                10:1 – 11:9 The history of the descendents of Noah VII.          25:12 – 36:43 The history…

Genesis 17-37

Genesis “In The Beginning God” Outline: I.                   1: -2:3 The creation account II.                2:4 – 4:26 The history of the first family III.             5:1 –6:8 The history of early man IV.             6:9 – 9:29 The history of Noah V.                10:1 – 11:9 The history of the descendents of Noah VII.          25:12 – 36:43 The history…

Genesis 1-16

Genesis “In The Beginning God” Outline: I.                   1: -2:3 The creation account III.             5:1 –6:8 The history of early man IV.             6:9 – 9:29 The history of Noah V.                10:1 – 11:9 The history of the descendents of Noah VII.          25:12 – 36:43 The history of Isaac & his family VIII.       37:1 – 50:26 The…

Dale Lewis – 1 Thessalonians 5: 9-13a “Keys to a healthy church”

1 Thessalonians 5: 13b-28 “Keys to a healthy church” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 13b-14a Keys to a Healthy Church  III.) Vs. 14b-24 Keys To a Healthy You  IV.) Vs. 25-28 Prayer, Fellowship, and the Word of Grace We conclude this wonderful little letter we the context of remembering that every chapter ended with a reminder…

Dec.4 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. 10-14 The middle 12:1-17 “Spiritual warfare” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-6 Signs of conflict III. Vs. 7-17 Wars and victories I. Intro In chapters 10-14 the chronological progress of this book comes to…

Nov.20 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. 10-14 The middle 11:1-19 “Two witnesses for His kingdom” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-14 The ministry, martyrdom and magnificence of two III. Vs. 15-19 His kingdom come I. Intro This chapter is concerned…

Dale Lewis – 1 Thessalonians 5: 9-13a “We are family”

1 Thessalonians 5: 9-13a “We are family” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 9-11 Not Appointed to Wrath III.) Vs. 12-13a Keys to a Healthy Church  I.) Intro. Every year around our nation local, state and national leaders do a “state of the union” message where the leader speaks of the accomplishments and success of the past…

“The Puzzle of Life”

  Jonah 4 “The puzzle of life”   As far as Jonah was concerned the book that bears his name would have been far better if it had ended in chapter 3. We all like happy endings don’t we? We love success stories, where ordinary people do extraordinary things because of the goodness of their…

Nov.13 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. 10-14 The middle 10:1-11 “The taste of truth” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-4 A messenger with an open book III. Vs. 5-7 And now a word from our sponsor IV. Vs. 8-11 Hard…

“Full Net Ministry”

    John 21:10-14 “Full Net Ministry”   After the resurrection of Jesus our Lord met the disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee to cook up some fish on the Barbie. John chapter 21verse 9 is the 2nd place where you read the phrase “fire of coals”, the first is in John…

Dale Lewis – 1 Thessalonians 4: 16b-18 “Just do it”

1 Thessalonians 4: 16b-18 “Just do it” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 16b-18 The Comfort of Being Caught Up I.) Intro. In 1990 this article appeared in the L.A. times: CLEVELAND — A woman finished her first marathon Sunday after mistakenly entering the 26-mile Revco-Cleveland Marathon instead of the 10K event in which she had intended…

“Get Out”

            Genesis 12 “Get Out”   In Genesis chapter 12 through chapter 25 Abram is the focus. You could even say he is the focus of much more of the Bible than that as he is mentioned 260 times in the Bible. Ten of those 260 times his name is…

Oct.30 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. 6-9 The first half 9:1-21 “At war with the world” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-12 The army from the pit III. Vs. 13-19 The army from the east IV. Vs. 20-21 The world’s…

Dale Lewis – 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-16 “Together In the Clouds”

1 Thessalonians 4: 13-16 “Together In the Clouds” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 13-14 A Reason for Hope  III.) Vs. 15-16 Coming In First  I.) Intro. Last week Paul spoke about living a life that is pleasing to God; A life that is surrendered for His pleasure. It appears that Paul stated this because some of…

“Show them what they have won”

        Ephesians 1:3 “Show them what they have won”   Growing up in the age of T.V. I can remember watching people dressed up in goofy costumes vying for the opportunity to participate in the game show called “Let’s make a Deal”. The object of the game was to force a decision…

Oct.23 Revelation Study

5:1-14 “Who is worthy to open the scroll?” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-7 The redeemer III. Vs. 8-14 They sang a new song I. Intro In chapter four John was taken through an open door into the presence of the Lord and witnessed the activity of worship in heaven. Now his attention is again brought…

Dale Lewis – 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-12 “A Walk That Pleases God”

1 Thessalonians 4: 1-12 “A Walk That Pleases God” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-3a Walking In His Will III.) Vs. 3b-8 Walking In Self Discipline IV.) Vs. 9-10 Walking In Love V.) Vs. 11-12 Walking To Win I.) Intro. In First Thessalonians Paul covers their past, present and future. He reminded them how they became…

No “If’s” in a promise

    Galatians 3:15-21 “No “If’s” in a promise””   This article recently appeared in a Salt Lake City newspaper: Max Melitzer, a 60 year-old homeless man, was tracked down by a private investigator and was told that his recently deceased brother had left him an undisclosed sum of money in his will. Before the…

Oct.16 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. 6-9 The first half 7:1-17 “Those who are able to stand” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-8 Sealed bond servants III. Vs. 9-17 Saved by the blood of the lamb I. Intro In the…

“God-Fish”

   Jonah 1:17-2-1 “ God-Fish ” One of the most challenging chapters in the bible has got to be Jonah chapter 1 verse 17 through chapter 2 verse 10. These verses deal with Jonah’s repentance and composition of a song while in the belly of a great fish! As far as we know this is…

Dale Lewis – 1 Thessalonians 2: 13-20 “Keep Walking”

1 Thessalonians 2:13-20 “Keep Walking” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 13 Cling To The Word Of God III.) Vs. 14-16 Fellowship With The People Of God IV.) Vs. 17-20 Long For The Presence Of God I.) Intro. In an autobiographical section Paul spoke of how Pastor¡¦s and leaders must have a: „h Servant¡¦s life style „h…

“Epitaphs of those that served the Lord”

link   “Epitaphs of those that served the Lord”   This morning on October 3, 2013 as I got to work I received word that Pastor Chuck Smith the founding pastor of Calvary Chapels had gone home to be with the Lord at 3:30 AM. My Christian life of 32 years (26 years of that…

Oct.2 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. 6-9 The first half 6:1-17 “Who is able to stand?” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-8 The four horses of judgment III. Vs. 9-17 Two responses to judgment I. Intro The fourth chapter what…

John 6:64-66 “Quality over quantity”

  John 6:64-66 “Quality over quantity”   John 6:64-66 “Quality over quantity” In John chapter 6 verses 64-66 Jesus deals with the fact that it is possible to follow Him for the wrong reason. We can get into following Jesus because it suits our agenda, our plans and purposes. Following Him because what He does…

Matthew 8:23-27 “Letting Jesus out of the bag”

  Matthew 8:23-27 “Letting Jesus out of the bag” I am always amazed to see in the gospels little th ings that reveal just how foolish we who follow Jesus can be. I hope this won’t offend anyone, but at times we look like the Three Stooges disciples; Moe, Larry and Curl y. In Matthew…

Genesis 50 “Best Wishes in your new location”

Genesis 50 “Best Wishes in your new location”     The end of Genesis is caricaturized by two funerals and is a fitting end to the book. In the beginning of Genesis we see the creation of man as he was brought forth in perfection and paradise that shows what God’s intent for mankind was…

Dale Lewis – 1 Thessalonians: 1-10 “The Power of the Gospel”

The Book of 1 Thessalonians “The Comings and Goings of Christ in His Church” 1: 1-10 “The Power of the Gospel” I.) Intro. II.) Vs. 1-4 Thanking God For His Work III.) Vs. 5-7 The Power of the Gospel IV.) Vs. 8-10 The Testimony of a Changed Life I.) Intro. When you consider the spread…

Sep 11 – Revelation Study

Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” IV. Chp. 4:22 The vision of the future: (1:19c) “The things which will take place after this” Chp. 4-5 The throne in heaven   4:1-11 “Around the throne” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-9 The visible and verbal activity around the throne III. Vs. 10-11 The worship of Him who lives…

Colossians 4:7-18 “You are the Church”

Colossians 4:7-18 “You are the Church”   Colossians 4:7-18 “You are the Church” There is a tendency when reading New Testament le tters to skip the closing as it is usually personal notes to people whom the writer knew. There are three general observations that these 12 verses provide us: Family: These 8 names all…

Dale Lewis – Colossians 4:7-18 “You are the Church”

Colossians “ A Worthy Walk ” IV. Closing 4:7-18 4:7-18 “You are the Church” I. Intro. II. Vs. 7-11 People who stayed III. Vs. 12-15 People prayed and strayed IV. Vs. 16-18 People with passion I. Intro. There is a tendency when reading New Testamen t letters to skip the closing as it is usually…

Sep 4 – Revelation Study

Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” III. Chp. 2-3 The vision of His Church: (1:19b) “The things, which are” 3:14-22 “The poverty of a people ruled church” I. Intro II. Vs. 14-17 Neither cold nor hot III. Vs. 18-22 I stand at the door and knock This the last of seven letters to the churches which…

Dale Lewis – Colossians 4:2-6 “Prayer, has it come to that?”

Colossians “A Worthy Walk” III. Main Teaching: 1:15-4:6 3:1-4:6 Walking in the Wisdom of Christ 3:22 – 4:6 Presence of Christ 4:2-6 “Prayer, has it come to that?” I. Intro. II. Vs. 2 It’s come to prayer III. Vs. 3-6 What to pray for I. Intro. In July of 1994, Cindy Hartman a pastor’s wife…