Evening Messages

Evening Messages

“Introduction” – February 5, 2017

The Old Testament Notice the… CONSTRUCTION of the OT 39 books Started 1300 years before Christ The Pentateuch (Torah) (Genesis to Deuteronomy) The first 5 books of the OT The Histories (Joshua to Esther) 12 books The Writings 5 books The Prophecies 17 books 5 major prophets 12 minor CONTENT of the OT The content is… A record A revelation Exodus 34: 6 John 5: 39

“Your Routine in 2017” – January 15, 2017

Matthew 6:33 Reference chapter 5 – The Sermon on the Mount It’s summed up in 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” Matthew 6:33 HCSB A routine involving… A PRIORITY “… seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God…” Priority has to do with your… ATTITUDE “… SEEK first…” ACTIVITY “… Kingdom of God…” A PRACTICE “…and His righteousness…” Practice is a… WAY of life for us “……

“Dangerous Days” – January 15, 2017

2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,  unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,  traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people!” 2 Timothy 3:1‭-‬5 HCSB Matthew 8:28 Dangerous days because of the… Condition…

“Rules for the Road: Your Neighbor’s Reputation” – May 22, 2016

Exodus 20: 16 The 9th Commandment is understanding… A good reputation is valuable Reputation of… Respect Responsibility A reputation can be violated It is a… Serious violation Sinful violation Slander Lying Gossiping Insinuation Flattery Exaggeration Proverbs 26: 20-28 Silence A reputation should be verified (Ephesians 4:25) Verified by… Putting away – is it… True? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? Kind? Practicing truth

“Rules for the Road: Don’t Steal” – May 8, 2016

Exodus 20: 15 The 7th Commandment is about… Violating the Law There is a… Correct way to get “stuff” Reward for work 2 Thessalonians 3: 10 Reception of a gift Corrupt way to get “stuff” Ephesians 4:28 Violating a Loyalty As an EMPLOYEE Colossians 3:22 – 24 As an EMPLOYER  Colossians 4:1 In our ETHICAL BEHAVIOR Violating the Lord By stealing of THE TITHE Malachi 3:8 – 10 By stealing of TIME By stealing of TALENTS

“Rules for the Road: Avoiding Adultery” – May 1, 2016

Exodus 20: 14 “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Ref. Mark 8:38 The 6th Commandment is about… Building together Built on… Partnership (Genesis 2:18) Pleasure Procreation Beginning thoughts (Matthew 5:27-30) Notice the… Process of lust Promise of love Breaking trust A broken trust… Destroys relationships Devastates children Bonding tightly Bond tightly by… Guarding yourself by… Walking with God Watching out Working on your marriage Weighing the cost Gracing yourself (John 8:3-)

“Rules for the Road: The Sanctity of Life” – April 24, 2016

Exodus 20:13 ref. Genesis 9:6 The 6th Commandment is about.. Acting Aggressively Notice the… Definition of Murder Description of murder Physical murder Personal murder (suicide) Physician-assisted murder (euthanasia) Abortion Assuming authority The entrance into life Psalm 139:13-16 The exit from life Alarming attitudes A call to… Examine attitudes in YOU Jealously Hatred Greed Arrogance Resentment etc. Matthew 5:21-22 Execute attitudes in you Romans 12:2 1 Samuel 16:7 Philippians 4:8

“Rules for the Road: A Holy Day” – April 10, 2016

Exodus 20: 8-11 The 4th Commandment is about… A day of rest (v. 9-10) Labor is commanded Genesis 2:15 A lull is commanded (v. 10) A day of reflection Reflection on God’s… Pattern A Sabbath (rest) every seven days (Genesis 2:2) Promises A day of renewal Renewal of… Dedication Hebrews 10:25 Delight

“Rules for the Road: His Name, Handle with Care” – April 3, 2016

Exodus 20:7 The 3rd Commandment is about… Reverence for God’s name Notice the… Announcement of God’s name “…The Lord thy God…” Realize when His name is taken in vain When we use His name… As a curse word Casually Reversing the shame of taking His name in vain Remember there is the… Punishment Path for the Christian A path in our words A path in our ways

“Rules for the Road: No Substitute” – March 13, 2016

Exodus 20: 4-6 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” The 2nd Commandment is about… Responding to God 1st commandment addresses… WHO we worship HOW we respond Representing God Symbols as… Tools Ark of the Covenant Tabernacle and all of its contents Traps When we worship the tools, they become traps Reducing God Deuteronomy 4:15-16 Reacting to God