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A weekly series of web-casts studying God's word to find what
true Christianity should look like and act like, cutting away the
man-made doctrines, traditions, and superstitions
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The Letter of James
The Letter of James - Part 11 - New
James SEP 25
2020
The Lord gives us a message of immense hope through James as we go from our humble state to basking in the fullness of the presence of God—by doing things His way rather than ours! The key is to humble ourselves so He might lift us up and to be 'doers of the Word' rather than judges of the Word.
 
The Letter of James - Part 10
James SEP 18
2020
We start by taking a look at the purpose of the Scriptures and the greater grace that the Lord gives us in order for us to be humble--a blessing indeed. James also gives us instruction on how we are to deal with the enemy of our souls, the devil! When all is said and done, it is about getting closer and closer to the lover of our souls.
 
The Letter of James - Part 9
James SEP 11
2020
James is rebuking many of the believers that he is writing to in order to teach, to reprove, to correct, and to train them in righteousness. Bringing the Word just as the apostle Paul says in his second letter to Timothy. It is about learning to be content in order that the Lord may become the desire of our hearts.
 
The Letter of James - Part 8
James SEP 4
2020
Wisdom from above, from the Lord God; Unlike the world's version which is natural, earthly and demonic and leads to disorder. One comes from heaven and the other comes from the enemy and from leaning on our own understanding. The wisdom God gives is better than gold and able to deliver us from the way of evil.
 
The Letter of James - Part 7
James AUG 28
2020
The Power of the Tongue - for good or for evil! In the third chapter of his letter James focuses on taming the tongue and training it to be the fountain of life that the Lord designed it to be in the walk of a believer. Don't just watch or listen to this study, DO IT!
 
The Letter of James - Part 6
James AUG 21
2020
Faith is invisible! However, the result of faith that is lived in the life of a believer touches people all around and touches the heart of God who is certainly able to see it. As a matter of fact He is looking for it. It is the works that are the fruit of faith that James speaks about.
 
The Letter of James - Part 5
James AUG 14
2020
James challenges us about being respecters of persons and of wealth as we are called to see people and things as our Lord does and to love all, both the saints and the 'neighbors' who are not part of the family of God. It is about liberty and the royal law of love.
 
The Letter of James - Part 4
James AUG 7
2020
Hearing the Word, believing the Word, and doing the Word--It is the perfect plan for us to walk in the blessings and triumph of God ... all to the glory of the Father and Jesus ... and all made possible by the Holy Spirit within us. Just avoid the pitfalls of self-made religion!
 
The Letter of James - Part 3
James JUL 31
2020
We take a serious look at the difference that spiritual maturity makes in the life of a believer. It has everything to do with not just how we think and speak and reason, but WHEN we think and speak and reason. We need to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.
 
The Letter of James - Part 2
James JUL 24
2020
James brings the Lord's truth to the importance of wisdom and how we can obtain it. That wisdom reveals to us what the high position of our calling is and how to walk in it—it is better and more valuable than the world's great riches!
 
The Letter of James - Part 1
James JUL 17
2020
A letter that is radical enough and practical enough to challenge every 'bible-believing' Christian to see if indeed he or she is actually believing the bible! That challenge starts with the instruction that we are to consider all of the trials that we encounter as a reason for joy!
 
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The Word of the Cross - Part 2
The Cross JUL 10
2020
The 'Wood of the Cross': Jesus the Carpenter, was trained and skilled with the tools of the trade: wood, hammer and nails. He then faithfully applied those skills and those objects in fulfilling His ministry of re-pairing us and building His church. He joined us, whoever would receive it, together once again with our heavenly Father for all of eternity. Oh the glory!
 
The Word of the Cross
The Cross JUL 3
2020
The Word of the Cross is the power of God and it is surely the central theme of all of our faith in the Lord—and yet it does not seem to be much of a focus in the teaching and preaching in the church today. I thank all of you who are bringing that message and I have been led by the Spirit to take part in it once again.
 
Faith: The Plan of God
FAITH JUN 26
2020
What can be more important to us than faith? Without it we cannot please God! There are 'mechanics' to our faith; the Who, What, How, Where and When that takes what we believe and makes it the reality of our lives led by the Spirit. It is about trusting the love of the Father which has been tested and proven by the life (and death) of Jesus.
 
Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 28
E-28 JUN 19
2020
Having Done All — Stand! As we conclude our study on the well dressed disciple, the whole armor of God, we turn now to look at the choices we make that put us in the right place - or the wrong place - at the right time. It is about the 'ifs' in our lives. And it is certainly about who is in charge!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 27
E-27 JUN 12
2020
Armed for the Battle — The word of God is indeed sharper than any two-edged sword. The enemy who fears it, with good reason and from experience, wants us put it down or allow it to be made dull. Thank the Lord that in His plan, as iron sharpens iron, our true fellowship will keep a keen, sharp edge on that blade.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 26
E-26 JUN 5
2020
The Sword of the Spirit — The weapon of life, the Word of God, more powerful than anything that the world can bring to the battle, has been given to us, entrusted to us, that we might walk always in the triumph of Christ Jesus. Satan will do anything he can to convince you not to use it. There is nothing he fears more in the life of a Spirit-led believer.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 25
E-25 MAY 29
2020
Brainwashed, or Brain-Dirtied? — God the Father wants to change us, bring us back into His image, in the likeness of His Son, Jesus. He is doing that by washing, cleansing our minds of the world's corruption. We are indeed being transformed by the renewing of our minds. Satan also wants to change us. He wants us to think like the world so that we will act like the world, so we will end up like the world—which is reserved for destruction by fire!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 24
E-24 MAY 22
2020
Behind the Shield, In the Shelter — When we are properly dressed we carry our protection with us—or perhaps more accurately, our Protection carries us. It is so wonderful and such a blessing to be in the palm of His hand and in the shelter of the Most High God.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 23
E-23 MAY 15
2020
The Heart of the Matter: The Breastplate and then the Shoes — This is about the Lord's provision, protecting us from the attacks of the devil in the very spot where faith and love reside, the heart. Then, the next item of clothing, the shoes, help keep us ready at all times to boldly proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. This truly is about what the well dressed Christian wears.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 22
E-22 MAY 8
2020
Dressed for the Battle — Make certain that you are wearing armor before you go out on the field of battle! But it had better be the right armor. If it comes from the world then put it off and then make sure to put on the spiritual armor that only the Lord can supply. For our battle, our struggle, is not against flesh and blood, and the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but divinely powerful.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 21
E-21 MAY 1
2020
The Uniform of the Day — Many, many people here in the United States and all around the world wear uniforms, not to show who they are but rather what they are. Police, firemen, doctors, athletes, military and on and on. The true disciples of Jesus Christ must also be clothed in the uniform that the Lord has proscribed that we might be identifiable - and protected from the enemy. The apostle Paul calls it the "whole armor of God!" It is what the well dressed Christian wears.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 20
E-20 APR 24
2020
The start of a multi-part, in-depth study of the full armor of God. This is all about wearing a winning wardrobe. The best part is that the very best clothes, the finest and most fashionable garments are provided to the followers of Jesus at no charge. The price has already been paid. Talk about being dressed for success!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 19
E-19 APR 17
2020
Chapter 5:25-6:9 — Continuing our look at the household of God and the roles of the fathers, mothers and the children in a family operating in the plan of God. And that is a plan for peace, to give us a hope and a future. The Lord wants us to know it and to live it so that we will have life in the fullest sense of the word!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 18
E-18 APR 10
2020
Chapter 5:21-27 — The Household of God. The start of a look at the good order of God's family and the plan for a joyful, peaceful life in the family of God. It's all about faith, obedience, humility and submission. And it does not work right any other way because, as the sign would say, it would be 'Out of Order'
Social Distancing - from people, not the Lord!
CV-1 APR 3
2020
Special — Social distancing is the order of the day here in April 2020. However, the root of this entire problem, this situation, may very well be about distancing. The church has all too often followed society rather than God's Word and has been all too conformed to this world. In the process it has become distanced from the Lord, our only hope.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 17
E-17 MAR 27
2020
Special — The Time of Testing. Starting with the first and last verse of our previous study, (5:17 and 5:20) we now spiritually appraise the time we live in and what the church should do. I have been saying for a very long time now that we are blessed to live in exciting times and I think that it would be hard to argue that point right now. God is in control and He has a plan and a purpose!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 16
E-16 MAR 6
2020
Chapter 5:17-20 — The Will of God. This look into Paul's letter is about knowing, understanding and doing the will of the Father as we examine desire, delight and denial. The goal is to truly please our God and to have the same mind in us that was in Christ Jesus.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 15
E-15 FEB 28
2020
Chapter 5:3-16 — The Tongue of the Righteous. Guarding our tongues to bring the life and the light of Jesus Christ into a dark and dying world. It is about being on guard and the faith that we have in our God who is working His purpose, His pleasure and His plan in our lives.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 14
E-14 FEB 21
2020
Chapter 4:30-5:2 — The Imitation of Christ. Walking like, talking like and loving like Jesus. Not a counterfeit, but the life of a true follower, a disciple, and a bond-servant of the Lord of Lords. It should be our goal... it certainly is our Father's goal for us!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 13
E-13 FEB 14
2020
Chapter 4:19-30 — Learning Jesus Christ. Laying aside the 'old self' as we put on the Lord Jesus Christ and live led by the Spirit of God. This will then be a lifestyle that refuses to give the devil an opportunity as we train our tongues to speak words of life and God's love.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 12
E-12 FEB 7
2020
Chapter 4:15-19 — Speaking the truth in love, and not being afraid of 'righteous rudeness'. It is important to be strong enough and bold enough to bring the word of life into a dark and dying world, and to guard against becoming callous and apathetic!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 11
E-11 JAN 31
2020
Chapter 3:7-4:14 — The Culture of Christianity. Instruction on how to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord's calling in and on our lives. It places a call to action on the principles already taught in this wonderful letter. Paul is instructing us on moving from childishness to maturity!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 10
E-10 JAN 24
2020
Chapter 3:3-6 - The Mystery of Unity. Revelation that leads to understanding the mystery of the Jewish and Gentile believers being fellow heirs, fellow members and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. And the sinful division between Jewish and Gentile believers that has existed for 2,000 years.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 9
E-09 JAN 17
2020
Chapter 2:20-3:3 - The church's firm foundation of the apostles and prophets fixed on, built upon, the Cornerstone of our faith, Jesus Christ. The awe of God that results in the wonders and the signs that the Lord works in and through His body, growing us into a holy temple.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 8
E-08 JAN 10
2020
Chapter 2:10-19 - The Triangle of Love. In the world love triangles simply don't work, and most often are sinful. In the Kingdom of God however, triangles of love are required and are the only way real love works! That may sound strange, but this chapter shows that believers are indeed to be strange, peculiar.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 7
E-07 JAN 3
2020
Chapter 2:8-9 - A look at the difference between religion and relationship in the Church. Religion is about the people who go to church; relationship is about those who are devoted to Christ and who ARE the church. The first based on what you do and the latter based on what He did for you!
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 6
E-06 DEC 27
2019
Chapter 1:22 -- 2:9 - Seated in heavenly places with Christ, and oh, what a lovely view! From here one can bask in the presence of God and see the riches of His mercy and grace as the things of earth grow slowly dim in the light of His glory.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 5
E-05 DEC 20
2019
Chapter 1:18-21 - The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart. The apostle Paul knew that and now we should too! And if we do not, then we will certainly not understand the Lord's rule, authority, power and dominion, and we certainly need to.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 4
E-04 DEC 6
2019
Chapter 1:15-17 - The apostle Paul's Holy Spirit directed message to the church on wisdom, revelation and knowledge. Make sure that you listen with your heart protected, Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness—or the breastplate of faith and love, same thing after all.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 3
E-03 NOV 29
2019
Chapter 1:8-11 - It is about forgiveness according to the riches of His grace and the mystery of His will. And it is surely about His love! It is also about the fullness of time, the end of the matter, and knowing that should encourage us to do as we are instructed, fixing our eyes on Jesus and setting our minds on the things above.
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 2
E-02 NOV 22
2019
Chapter 1:4-8 - God's plan in our lives from before the foundation of the world. That plan is about the family of God, our Father, Jesus Christ and us--the children of God and the bride of Christ. It is the relationship that strips away rituals and relics and brings the fullness of joy
Letter to the Ephesians - Part 1
E-01 NOV 15
2019
The first part of a new study series taking an in-depth look the the apostle Paul's letter to the saints in Ephesus. It is about Jesus, the Son of God who came down from heaven to destroy the worship of the image of Artemis and bring life eternal to all who would receive.
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