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Sermon Notes

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 9:16-28 “Accepted sacrifice” Sep. 10th

              Hebrews 9:16-28 “Accepted sacrifice” Introduction 16-17 A will and death 18-22 Forgiveness and blood 23-26 Once for all 27-28 Judgment and a substitute     Introduction We go back now and focus a bit more of verse 15 where the sentence started with the phrase “And for this…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 9:16-28 “Accepted sacrifice” Sep. 3rd

              Hebrews 9:16-28 “Accepted sacrifice” Introduction 16-17 A will and death 18-22 Forgiveness and blood 23-26 Once for all 27-28 Judgment and a substitute     Introduction We go back now and focus a bit more of verse 15 where the sentence started with the phrase “And for this…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 9:1-10 “A clean conscience” Aug 20th

          Hebrews 9:1-10 “A clean conscience” Introduction 1-5 Better than the best 6-10 Three limitations     Introduction The ninth chapter of Hebrews is very detailed and to be quite honest for most of us, confusing with regards to how to apply its truths. First of all, we need to realize…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 8:6-13 “Christ’s Covenant” Aug 13th

          Hebrews 8:6-13 “Christ’s Covenant” Introduction 6-7 Better contract 8-13 Jeremiah’s endorsement     Introduction Though out the book of Hebrews the two things the writer is most passionate about continues to be written numerous ways: He most passionate about them staying with their profession of faith in Jesus and because…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 8:1-5 “The intrusion of eternity” Aug 6th

        Hebrews 8:1-5 “The intrusion of eternity” Introduction 1 Position 2-5 Preparation     Introduction The author of Hebrews simply cannot take his eyes off Christ. In 7:26 he said: “It was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners, exalted above the heavens.” Jesus…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 7:20-28 “The Last High Priest” July 30th

      Hebrews 7:20-28 “The Last High Priest” Introduction 20-22 Guaranteed 23-25 Last One Perfectly Fitted For Us   Introduction This morning we come to one of the most amazing sections of scripture in all the Bible as the clarity of Jesus as our Great High Priest is on display. I suppose that when…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 7:1-3 “J.E.S.U.S.” – July 16th

      Hebrews 7:1-3 “J.E.S.U.S.” Introduction 1-3 Five superiorities Melchizedekian Priesthood   Introduction In the 7th chapter of Hebrews the author presents to his readers a portrait of Jesus. What’s interesting is that he takes the picture of Jesus as High Priest through the lens of Melchizedek.  Further more the snap shot is taken…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 6:13-20 “Trust Me!”- July 9th

    Hebrews 6:13-20 “Trust Me!” Introduction 13 His Person 14-15 His Purpose 16-18 His Promise 19-20 His Priest   Introduction Over the last several weeks our look has been at the third warning issued by the writer about the lack of spiritual maturity and it has been very sobering. The reality that the readers…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 6:9-12 “Confident of better things” – June 25th

  Hebrews 6:9-12 “Confident of better things” Introduction 9-10 Beloved 11-12 Showing diligence   Introduction This morning we finish up the third warning in this letter “the danger of rejecting spiritual maturity”. It is by far the sternest of the warnings so far as we saw last week the warning made to the professing believer…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 6:1-3 “Moving to maturity” – June 11th

      Hebrews 6:1-3 “Moving to maturity” Introduction 1a Marks of maturity 1b-3 Six features   Introduction   We are back looking at the third warning in this book: Rejecting spiritual maturity! In so doing the writer wrote about four groups that made up the fellowship of Hebrew believers in Rome: 11-14 The prolonged…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 4:14-16 “I’m only human”

  Hebrews 4:14-16 “I’m only human” Introduction 14 Passed through the heavens 15 Sympathetic high priest 16 Throne of grace   Introduction Last week we learned that a radical change of government will result in a revolutionary change in behavior which will be seen in a rousing principle of human energy known as “rest”. It…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 4:1-13 “The radical and revolutionary rest”

Hebrews 4:1-13 “The radical and revolutionary rest” Introduction 1-3 Remaining rest 4-10 NEW principle in operation 11-13 The Word of surgery   Introduction We took up the 2nd warning in the book of Hebrews last week, and this week we continue with the result of hardening the heart and that is not entering God’s rest….

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 3:7-19 “Eternal Security”

                  Hebrews 3:7-19 “Eternal Security” Introduction 7-11 Scriptural support 12 The warning 13-15 Deceitfulness of sin 16-19 Never believed   Introduction We start now with the second warning of this book: The first one was in chapter 2 verse 1 against “drifting away”. It was the danger…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 3:1-6 “Professors verses possessors”

                Hebrews 3:1-6 “Professors verses possessors” Introduction 1-2 The House of God 3-5 The Messiah verses Moses 6 If   Introduction In Catholic circles the main issue of importance as it relates to the founding fathers of the faith is apostolic succession. But for most people they are…

Dale Lewis – Hebrews 2:10-13 “Finding ourselves”

            Hebrews 2:10-13 “Finding ourselves” Introduction 10-11 The Captain of unity 12-13 Chosen identity   Introduction Two weeks ago we started looking at the hypothetical question that the writer of Hebrews anticipated that his readers would ask with regards to; the necessity of Jesus becoming a man. He lists four…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dale Lewis – Mark 13:1-4 “The expectant life”

      Mark 13:1-4 “The expectant life” Introduction Vs. 1-4 When will these things be? Introduction We know in chapter 13 very quickly in the text that the scene has changed, as Mark tells us that Jesus went out of the Temple, (prior to this they had been in the temple as Jesus was…

Dale Lewis – Mark 12:35-44 “Loving God, not counting coins”

    Mark 12:35-44 “Loving God, not counting coins” Introduction Vs. 35-37 The destination of our devotion Vs. 38-40 What can happen Vs. 41-44 How we give Introduction I purposely left last Sundays study with an unanswered question. We were looking at Jesus’ answer to the question from a scribe who wanted to know which…

Dale Lewis – Mark 12:28-34 “What the world needs now”

    Mark 12:28-34 “What the world needs now” Introduction Vs. 28-31 Four dimensions of our devotion Vs. 32-34 Not far from the Kingdom Introduction If you have been following our study through the Gospel of Mark than you know that we have chronologically come to the final week of Jesus earthly life known as…

Dale Lewis – Mark 12:18-27 “No microscopes in heaven”

  Mark 12:18-27 “No microscopes in heaven” Introduction Vs. 18-23 The case of the unlucky widow Vs. 24-27 Ignorance of the Word and power of God Introduction This is the only place in Mark’s account that the Sadducees appear, and their questioning of Jesus is very reminiscent of the other accounts of them. To understand…

Dale Lewis – Mark 12:13-17 “Whose image?”

  Mark 12:13-17 “Whose image?” Introduction Vs. 13-15a Lawful to pay taxes? Vs. 15b-17 Giving where it belongs Introduction In verses 13-27 the examination of Jesus continues but from three different groups. Last week we saw that the Jesus was questioned by the delegation that held the power in the temple area: Annas and his…

Dale Lewis – Mark 11:27 – 12:12 “Who’s in charge”

  Mark 11:27 – 12:12 “Who’s in charge” Introduction Vs. 27-33 Who’s on trial? Vs. 1-12 The answer to your questions Introduction Having just finished the statements with regards to the fallen fig tree and how to avoid the same fate as the fig tree. The remainder of chapter 11 and on through chapter 12…

Dale Lewis – Mark 11:20-26 “Have faith in God”

  Mark 11:20-26 “Have faith in God” Introduction Vs. 20-21 Dried figs Vs. 22-24 How to avoid withered roots Vs. 25-26 Our greatest obstacle Introduction Last week started looking at the cursing of the fig tree, the strangest miracle done by Jesus. Not only is it the only miracle he did that has a negative…

Dale Lewis – Mark 11:12-19 “Cursing and cleansing”

  Mark 11:12-19 “Cursing and cleansing” Introduction Vs. 12-14 Fruitless fig trees Vs. 15-19 Corrupt commercialism and religious rituals Introduction We come now to verses 12-26 of Mark chapter 11 and two incidents that took place on the 2nd day (Monday) of the passion week: The cursing of the fig tree: This is divided into…

Dale Lewis – Mark 11:1-11 “The Triumphal entry”

  Mark 11:1-11 “The Triumphal entry” Introduction Vs. 1-6 The timing of the event Vs. 7 The behavior of a colt Vs. 8-10 The response of the crowd Vs. 11 The response of the religious leaders Introduction We move forward in the time line of Jesus earthly life, as we enter the 11th chapter of…