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“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…

2 Samuel 11:1-14 “Why pay later?”

2 Samuel 11:1-14 “Why pay later?”   The biblical record is not a political campaign that elevates a person’s goodness and why they are worthy of our vote. It’s about God’s love towards ordinary people who do incredibly dumb things and how God continues to work in their lives to accomplish His purposes. Consider these…

Dale Lewis – Colossians 3:22-4:1 “Grace Garments at work”

Colossians “A Worthy Walk” III. MainTeaching: 1:15-4:6 3:1-4:6 Walking in the Wisdom of Christ 3:22 – 4:1 Presence of Christ 3:22-4:1 “Grace Garments at work”   I. Intro. II. 22-25 Set apart slaves III. 4:1 Mastered master I. Intro. The section that deals with the 3rd relationship in which the Christian will need to wear…

Genesis 32:22-32 “Victory in defeat”

Genesis 32:22-32 “Victory in defeat”   When Jacob was 70 he left home for the first time as a self-reliant man that had been defeated by his own schemes. Twenty years later he is returning as a wealthy man who has met the Lord but he is still self-reliant. At the ripe age of 90…

Dale Lewis – Aug. 18th Colossians 3:20-21 “Grace Garments in the Family”

Colossians “A Worthy Walk” III. Main Teaching: 1:15-4:6 3:1-4:6 Walking in the Wisdom of Christ 3:18-21Pleasing in Christ 3:20-21 “Grace Garments in the Family” I. Intro. II. 20 Adult making III. 21 Parenting 101 I. Intro. Paul addressed what “Grace Clothes” looks on husbands and wives, now reveals what it looks like on children and…

Colossians 3:20 “Imitate me as I imitate Christ!”

Colossians 3:20 “Imitate me as I imitate Christ!” In Colossians 3 verse 20 Paul has already addressed what “Grace Clothes” looks on husbands and wives and he furthers this by looking at it through children and parents, employees and employers. This letter of Paul’s is interesting from a general view to me as the fact…

Aug 21 – Revelation Study

Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” III. Chp. 2-3 The vision of His Church: (1:19b) “The things, which are” 3:7-13 “The Church With an Open Door” I. Intro II. Vs. 7-13 Those given an open door I. Intro In Jesus 6th letter to His church you will notice not one word of condemnation in the seven…

Dale Lewis Aug 11th,2013 Col. 3:13-17 “Grace Garments in Marriage”

Colossians “A Worthy Walk” III. MainTeaching: 1:15-4:6 3:1-4:6 Walking in the Wisdom of Christ 3:18-21Pleasing in Christ 3:13-17 “Grace Garments in Marriage”   I. Intro. II. 18 Five things about a wife’s role in marriage III. 19 How to love your wife I. Intro. Paul doesn’t just challenge believers generally he challenges them specifically, in…

8-7-2013 John “Who is Jesus?”

John “Who is Jesus?”   The Gospel according to John is both for the “seeker” as well as the “searcher”. Yet John uses only six hundred words to communicate this gospel which would be about equivalent to a six year olds vocabulary. Each gospel presents a different perspective on the life of Jesus, and we…

Aug 14th – Revelation Study

Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” III. Chp. 2-3 The vision of His Church: (1:19b) “The things, which are” 3:1-6 “Dead church” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-6 Those who became dead I. Intro We now move into Jesus 5th letter to the church addressed to Sardis, which means, “escaping ones” or remnant. Sardis was the capital…

Aug 7th – Revelation Study

Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” III. Chp. 2-3 The vision of His Church: (1:19b) “The things, which are” 2:18-29 “Compromised Church” I. Intro II. Vs. 18-29 A corrupted sacrifice I. Intro The fourth letter is the longest of the letters but to the smallest of the seven cities. Thyatira was 30 miles south of Pergamos…

Dale Lewis – Aug 4,2013 Col. 3:13-17 “Grace Clothes”

Colossians “A Worthy Walk” III. Main Teaching: 1:15-4:6 3:1-4:6 Walking in the Wisdom of Christ 3:12-17Peace of Christ 3:13-17 “Grace Clothes” I. Intro. II. 13 No hunting or fishing allowed III. 14-17 What the church looks like I. Intro. In the 3rd chapter of Colossians Paul reveals to his readers that every believer has two…

7-31-2013 Judges 4:1-14 “Sweet Leadership”

  Harry Truman the 33rd president defined leadership as “The ability to get men to do what they don’t want to do and like doing it!” Without the church fulfilling this role society will quickly turn to the culture to fill the vacuum with its values. The Lord has called every believer to be a…

Dale Lewis – July 28,2013 Colossians 3:12-13 “New Outfit, New Outlook”

Colossians “A Worthy Walk” III. Main Teaching: 1:15-4:6 3:1-4:6 Walking in the Wisdom of Christ 3:12-17Peace of Christ 3:12-13 “New Outfit, New Outlook” I. Intro. II. Vs. 12-13 Royal robes I. Intro. In chapter 3 verses 5-11 Paul wrote to the Colossian Church about putting off and putting to death the “old man” of our…

July 31st – Revelation Study

Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” III. Chp. 2-3 The vision of His Church: (1:19b) “The things, which are” 2:12-29 “Compromised Church” I. Intro II. Vs. 12-17 A mixed marriage I. Intro Pergamos was located 20 miles from the Mediterranean Sea and called the greatest city in Asia Minor. Its importance was not commercial rather it…

6-2013 “A sign…13-9”

6-2013 “A sign…13-9”     Every sense I moved here and got my first license plate I’ve been asked the same question, “Hey man…what’s the significance for 13-9”. Now most Montana’s realize that “13” is our county number and that “9” just means that when I picked up the plate back in January of 06…

July 17th – Revelation Study

    Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” III. Chp. 2-3 The vision of His Church: (1:19b) “The things, which are” 2:1-7 “Desiring the desired One” I. Intro II. Vs. 1-7 Desiring the desired One I. Intro These words of Jesus not only fit the time frame in which they were written but also different church…

July 10th – Revelation Study

    Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” Vs. 9-20 Unlocking what John heard, saw and did “Turning to see the voice” I. Intro II. Vs. 9-16 What John heard and saw III. Vs. 17-20 Let’s meet the author I. Intro The first eight verses John introduced us to specific things about the book: Purpose Origin…

July 3rd – Revelation Study

      Revelation “The Unveiling of Jesus” I. Chp. 1:1-8 About the book II. Vs. 1-3 Purpose, origin, keys and benefits of the book III. Vs. 4-8 Destination, dedication and theme of the book I. Intro Over the centuries since John wrote this book of the things, which he heard, saw and did, it…