This lesson was given to my campus leaders d-group on the key to tapping into God’s power to bear much fruit!

Video  —  Posted: February 26, 2013 in Sermons

What is the story behind Satan’s fall? What are demons really? How can we overcome the spiritual forces that war against us? This sermon uses clues from the Bible to piece together the history of our enemy as well as equip disciples to battle Satan in the spiritual war!

Video  —  Posted: February 23, 2013 in Sermons

A bible study on Angels and also the lessons we can learn on leading God’s people from them.

Video  —  Posted: February 19, 2013 in Sermons

ImageHave you ever been studying the Bible with someone or sharing your faith and they ask you about what the Bible says about speaking in tongues or any other miraculous gifts even though they may not be heavily into Pentecostalism? You don’t have time to go through the Holy Spirit studies but want to give them a sound biblical answer; that is what this mini-study is for. 5 simple scriptures that help you show the miraculous gifts are not available to the church today since we have the Bible which brings faith (Romans 10:17).

QUICK MIRACULOUS GIFTS OF HOLY SPIRIT STUDY

Introduction: God is a God of miracles and through faith and prayer God can work powerfully, yet today no one has the supernatural ability to perform miraculous gifts.

Ask: Did the first century disciples have the New Testament? No

Mark 16:15-20

  • What was the purpose of the miracles the apostles would perform? To confirm the word
  • Miracles were necessary to validate the apostles message until the word was confirmed (completed).

2 Corinthians 12:12

  • What are the marks of an apostle? (signs, wonders, and miracles)
  • Who would write most the New Testament? (Apostle or someone close to one)
  • Only apostles could perform the gifts and pass them on. They were part of the foundation to the church (Ephesians 2:19-20). Since the Old Testament was written by the prophets, once the apostles teachings were confirmed there would be no need for miracles.

1 Corinthians 13:8-13

  • As Paul wrote this he teaches that they’re prophecy, tongues, and supernatural knowledge was done only in part since the Bible was still being written.
  • When perfection (completion) comes the imperfect (in part) disappears. Paul teaches tongues and other miracles will cease. What is perfect in this world? (The Bible ref. James 1:25). The Bible brings faith now and is the foundation of the church. This means these gifts ceased upon the Bible’s completion around 150 AD.
  • Faith, hope, and love will remain as God works according to our faith.

Matthew 12:38-40

  • An adulterous and wicked generation seeks a sign but those who follow Jesus understand the greatest miracle was his death and resurrection.
  • Experience is not a determination of truth, the Bible must be our truth. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10). Where do these ‘miraculous signs’ usually occur today and in those groups what doctrine for salvation do they teach? (almost always false doctrines of salvation are taught in groups who claim these miraculous gifts exist today- Satan wants to lead people away from the truth through counterfeit miracles or people trusting in their experience.)

Matthew 7:21-23

  • At judgment day why didn’t the people not make it to heaven in this passage? (they still practiced miraculous gifts!)
  • The key is following the will of God (v.21) which is the Bible.

Conclusion: The miraculous gifts of the Spirit that the apostles and those they chose to give them to could perform ceased after the completion of the Bible. The Bible now produces the faith needed to become Christians and God still does miraculous through us praying to Him, not an individual possessing an ability or laying on hands.

This sermon was given at church Sunday. We go through Luke 15 and take a look at 4 ways we can become lost. Be inspired to be like Jesus who will do whatever it takes to seek and save the lost!

Video  —  Posted: February 18, 2013 in Sermons

This lesson takes you behind the scenes on what work must go into putting together and delivering an effective sermon. Whether you are preparing a short charge, communion, contribution, or a full fledged sermon this lesson will equip you with the tools you need. Learn to speak effectively and powerfully, how to structure your notes, the different types of sermons and much more!

Video  —  Posted: February 17, 2013 in Sermons

A honest look at the effect of sexual sin and how to overcome impurity, sexual sin, or sexual addiction using the Bible. This sermon was given at a Men’s Midweek and contains explicit and an honest testimony about battling for purity in a sex driven culture. Learn the principles for living God’s will out to be pure.

Video  —  Posted: February 16, 2013 in Sermons

The 2013 Winter Workshop Bible Talk Leaders sermon. This lesson will help give you the heart and conviction it takes to lead your bible talk to victory!

Video  —  Posted: January 16, 2013 in Sermons, Video Teachings

Only in Jesus is truth and reality. This sermon deals with removing “spiritual masks” that we put on as disciples and finding that only in Christ can we be transformed. It deals with 3 appearances that Jesus made in the Old Testament!

Video  —  Posted: December 31, 2012 in Sermons

A quick overview of God’s covenants with man and the blessings we share in them today.

Video  —  Posted: December 30, 2012 in Sermons, Video Teachings