War Against the Darkness 2: Angels, Giants and Conquest (Genesis 6:1-4)

War Against the Darkness 2: Angels, Giants and Conquest (Genesis 6:1-4)

In the second lesson in our series exploring spiritual warfare, we take a look at a passage which has been problematic or at least strange for biblical interpreters - the origin of some unusually large people called the Nephilim in Genesis 6. And they actually show up again in and around the land of Canaan when it’s time for the Conquest of the land. So where did these giant people come from? Why are they targeted in the Conquest of Canaan? And what does all this have to do with war in the heavenly realm?

Five Languages of Atonement (Romans 5:6-10)

Five Languages of Atonement (Romans 5:6-10)

Since “Atonement” is one of those words which may strike us as too theological to comprehend, the Bible gives us several “languages” which communicate what atonement means using scenarios we can relate to. We explore 5 of these languages: The Battlefield, The Marketplace, The Temple, The Law Courts, and Exile. And we ask 3 questions of each: Where does this language place me w/out Jesus? Where does this language place Jesus? And where does this language place me once I am in Jesus?

War Against the Darkness 1: Introducing Spiritual Beings (Psalms 82:1-8)

War Against the Darkness 1: Introducing Spiritual Beings (Psalms 82:1-8)

In the first of a series on spiritual beings and spiritual warfare, we introduce the angelic realm. Who are these “sons of God” or “host of heaven”? What is their origin? And what is their purpose? How does God desire to use them?

Redeeming our Thoughts: Part 2 (Philippians 4:4-8)

Redeeming our Thoughts: Part 2 (Philippians 4:4-8)

In the second of two sermons, we move beyond diagnosis of the problems with our thinking and work toward the solutions which are available in Christ. If Christ is the redeemer of our entire being, then He is also the redeemer of our minds. We explore 8 categories of thoughts from Philippians 4:8 on which we should be focusing our thinking.

Redeeming our Thoughts: Part 1 (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

Redeeming our Thoughts: Part 1 (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

In the first of 2 sermons, we do some thinking about thinking. What goes on in our minds as we process information, form ideas, and generate images? And what are some of the ways our thoughts become corrupted and in need of redemption?

Concern for One (Matthew 18:10-14)

Concern for One (Matthew 18:10-14)

We often keep to the aerial blimp view of the world and of the church, which certainly has value but can keep us from seeing each person. We explore Jesus’ use of the expression “little one” and His parable about a shepherd’s concern for one sheep in need.

My Last Day on Earth (Hebrews 9:27)

My Last Day on Earth (Hebrews 9:27)

Cheche Agada shares some convicting thoughts on how we view death and what we would do with our time if we had one day left.

Motivation for Giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

Motivation for Giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

As a followup to our lesson on the Fellowship of Giving, we stay in 2 Corinthians 8-9 to examine the motivation this text uses to spark purposed, regular, liberal, and cheerful giving habits in the lives of Christians.

Responses to Questions: Part 14

Responses to Questions: Part 14
  1. What does "Fear and Trembling” mean (Psalm 2:11; 1 Samuel 12:24)?

  2. The Bible says we are to fear God (Psalm 2:11; 1 Samuel 12:24). In light of this, please explain 1 John 4:17-19.

The Fellowship of Giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-15)

The Fellowship of Giving (2 Corinthians 8:1-15)

As we focus on enhancing our Fellowship in 2019, we explore how our Giving is related to our understanding of Christian Fellowship.