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  1. GOD THE FATHER

  2. GOD THE SON
    1. The Person
    2. The Work

  3. GOD THE SPIRIT
    1. Holy Spirit
    2. Spiritual Gifts

  4. THE BIBLE AND REVELATION
    1. The Bible
    2. Revelation

  5. SATAN AND EVIL FORCES
    1. Satan
    2. Demons

  6. THE FALL AND SIN
    1. The Fall
    2. Sin

  7. MAN

  8. OLD TESTAMENT CHARACTERS

  9. OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY

  10. THEOLOGICAL TRUTHS

  1. GREAT BIBLICAL WORDS

  2. NEW TESTAMENT CHARACTERS

  3. PARABLES

  4. EVANGELISM AND BECOMING A CHRISTIAN

  5. THE CHURCH
    1. Purpose
    2. Functioning
    3. Ordinances
    4. Admonition
    5. Denominational Perspective

  6. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
    1. Christian Living
    2. Discipleship
    3. Prayer
    4. Assurance
    5. The Christian Home
    6. Stewardship
    7. Temptation and Suffering
    8. Social Concerns

  7. ESCHATOLOGY AND LAST THINGS

  8. CHRISTIANITY AND MODERN CULTURE

 

 A. GOD THE FATHER
101 - The Trinity 109 - Unto Him Who is Able
        (Jude 24-25)
117 - The Family - God's Great Analogy
102 - The Lord (YHWH Said to my Lord (Adonai)
         (Ps. 110)
110 - God's Invitation is Still Open
        (Hebrews 4)
118 - Goodness of God in a World of Evil and Suffering
103 - First Hand Knowledge of God 111 - The Femininity of God 119 - The Trinity - OT and NT
104 - A Picture of Daddy
         (Ps. 91)
112 - The Goodness of God? 120 - I Heard...I Have Come Down
        (Ex. 3:1-15)
105 - Can We Know God?
        (Heb. 1:1-3)
113 - God's Yes, Amidst Man's No
        (Ex 36:22-32)
121 - The Wrath of God
        (Rom. 1:18-2:11)
106 - God's Relationship to Man
        (Gen. 3:15)
114 - Beloved...loved...loving
        (1 Jn. 4:7-21)
122 - God As Creator
        (Gen. 1:1; Ps. 19:1-6; Rom. 1:18-23)
107 - Covenant Name for God
        (Ex. 3-4)
115 - What is God Really Like?
        (Hosea 11:1-11)
 
108 - Genesis One - Not How But Who, Moving Rapidly Toward Why
        (Genesis 1)
116 - How Can You Know God Better?  
 B. GOD THE SON
    1. The Person 223 - Jesus' Fear
        (Mk. 14:32-36; 15:33-34)
200 - The Christmas Story According to John
        (Jn. 1:1-18)
224 - "You Shall Know the Truth..."
        (Jn. 8:32)
201 - Who Do You Say I Am?
        (Matt. 16:13-20)
   
202 - Person of Christ
        (Col. 1:9-20)
    2. The Work  
203 - Jesus, Before Time, In Time, Beyond Time
        (Phil. 2:6-14)
250 - So You Are the Messiah!
        (Matt. 4:1-11)
 
204 - Jesus' Genealogy
        (Matt. 1:1-25)
251 - Temptation
        (Lk. 4:1-13)
 
205 - What's So Hot About Jesus?
        (Col. 1:13-23)
252 - The Mind of Christ - Humility
        (Phil. 2:1-11)
 
206 - One Way!
        (Jn. 14:1-9)
253 - The Peasant King
        (Is. 53:1-10)
 
207 - How Has God Spoken?
        (Heb. 1:1-3)
254 - Jesus: Yes! But Also...
        (Col. 2:8-23)
 
208 - The Shocking Christmas Story
        (Matt. 1-2; Lk. 1-2)
255 - I Am The Way!
        (Jn. 14:1-6)
 
209 - Transfiguration
        (Mk. 9)
   
210 - Christ Fulfills Mankind's Destiny
        (Heb. 2)
257 - Our Sufficiency
        (II Cor. 2:4-3:6)
 
211 - The Jewish Messiah
        (Lk. 2:21-38)
258 - Foot Washing
        (Jn. 13:1-20)
 
212 - Jesus of Nazareth - Deity in Human Form
        (Jn. 1:1-18)
259 Appearance of Jesus
        (Lk. 24:13-36)
 
213 - I Am the Bread of Life
        (Jn. 6)
260 - He Promised
        (Heb. 10:19-25)
 
214 - Those Who Knew Him
        (Jn. 11)
261 - What Price for a Second Chance?
        (Heb. 2:5-10, 14-18)
 
215 - Jesus, the Childhood Years
        (Lk. 2:21-52)
262 - Jesus' Crucifixion
        (Matt. 27:32-66)
 
216 - The Two on the Road to Emmaus
        (Lk. 24:13-49)
263 - The Resurrection
        (I Cor. 15)
 
217 - The Deity of Christ
        (Jn. 14:5-11; Heb. 1:1-3; 1 Jn. 1:1-4)
264 - Jesus' Trial
        (Mt. 27:1-31)
 
218 - Christ and the Heavenly Sanctuary
        (Heb. 9)
265 - Jesus' Temptation
        (Mt. 4:1-17)
 
219 - Who is Jesus Christ?
        (Jn. 1:1-18)
266 - Jesus Lives
        (Mt. 27:57-28:15)
 
220 - The Great Heresies of the Early Church
        (Matt. 7; II Pt. 2)
267 - Cleansing the Temple
        (Mk. 11:15-18)
 
221 - The New Song
        (Rev. 5)
268 - Evidence and Implications of the Resurrection
        (1 Cor. 15:4-23)
 
222 - Christ Better than Prophets or Angels
        (Heb. 1:1-3)
   
 C. GOD THE SPIRIT
  1. Holy Spirit 305 - Spirit-Filled Life
        (Rom. 7:14-25)
300 - His Promised Coming
        (Jn. 14)
306 - What is "Holiness"?
        (Lev. 11:44; Mt. 5:48; I Pt. 1:1-16)
351 - Spiritual Gifts
        (I Cor. 12:12-31)
301 - A Sure Foundation for a Full Salvation
        (Rom. 7:14-25)
307 - You Are As Full as You Want to Be!
        (Eph. 5:17-19)
352 - Every Believer is a Minister
        (I Cor. 12; Eph. 4:11-12)
302 - The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
        (Jn. 16:7-14)
308 - Spiritual Warfare
        (Eph. 6:10-18)
353 - Divine Healing vs. Faith Healing
        (Js. 5:13-16)
303 - What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
        (Acts 1-2, I Cor. 12-13)
  2. Spiritual Gifts 354 - Problems with Spiritual Gifts
        (I Cor. 14:1-25)
304 - Unpardonable Sin
        (Mark 3:22-30)
350 Part A & Part B - Spiritual Gifts
        (1 Cor. 12:1-11)
355 - Problems with Spiritual Gifts
        (I Cor. 14:26-46)
 D. THE BIBLE & REVELATION

  1. The Bible

  2. Revelation
400 - Can I Trust the Bible? 450 - How Do You Know Who Speaks the Truth?
        (Deut. 13, 18; Mt. 7; Jn. 4:1-6)
457 - Inerrancy vs. Infallibility
        (Mk. 10:46-52)
401 - The Trust-worthiness of the Bible
        (Micah 5:2-4)
451 - How has God Spoken?
        (Heb. 1:1-3)
458 - The Oral Tradition of the Jews
        (Mk. 2:23-3:6; 7:1-13)
402 Part A & Part B - The Bible and the Christian Life 452 - Paul's Vision
        (II Cor. 12)
459 - God Has Spoken
        (Ps. 19)
403 - Canonization and Textual Criticism
        (Jude 1-4)
453 - According to the Scriptures
        (I Cor. 15:3-4)
460 - Oral Tradition
        (Mk. 7:1-13)
404 - Extra-canonical Quotes Within the New Testament
        (Jude 5-16)
454 - Inspiration, Not How but Why!
        (II Tim. 3:14-17)
461 - Natural and Special Revelation
        (Ps. 19:1-11)
405 - Science and the Bible
        (Gen. 1-2; Heb. 11:3)
455 - What About Those Who Have Never Heard?
        (Rom. 1:18-3:21)
 
406 - The Bible: Human and Divine
        (II Tim. 3:15-18)
456 - Doctrinal Progression of Romans 1-8  
E. SATAN AND EVIL FORCES

  1. Satan

505 - Pride is a Family Characteristic
        (Ezek. 28:1-19)
553 - The Demonic
        (Several Passages)
500 - There is More to Reality than the Senses
        (Eph. 6:12-19)
506 - The Spiritual Battle
        (Eph. 6:19)
554 - Believers and the Demonic
501 - Spiritual Warfare
        (Eph. 6:10-24)
  2. Demons 555 - The Subject of Demons
        (Lk. 4:31-44)
502 - Death - The Great Enemy's Friend
        (Heb. 2:14-15)
550 - Demon Possession
        (Mk. 5:1-20)
 
503 - Angels Cohabitating with Human Women
        (Gen. 6; I Pt. 3:12-22)
551 - Demons and Children
        (Mk. 7:24-37)
 
504 - Benefits of Being in Him
        (I Jn. 5:18-21)
552 - What Battle?
        (Eph. 6:11-13)
 
F. THE FALL AND SIN
 
  1. The Fall 629 - My Prayer
        (Ps. 19)
642 - How to Deal with Sin in the Life of the Believer
  2. Sin 630 - There is More to the Deep Than Darkness
        (Ps. 130)
Genesis 3 sermon
620 - Mankind's Flaw
        (Rom. 6:23)
628 - Corporate Sin
        (Josh. 7)
Genesis 3:1-13
621 - Biography of Humanity
        (Eph. 2:1-10)
632 - Sinlessness
        (I Jn. 3)
Genesis 3:14-24
622 - The Universal Problem 633 - The Immature Majority
        (I Cor. 2:14-3:3)
 
623 - The Tension-Filled Life
        (Rom. 7:14-25)
631 - Confession of Sin
        (I Jn. 3)
 
624 - Paradox of Sin
        (Rom. 7:15-24)
   
625 - Man is Responsible
        (Gal. 6:7-10)
638 - The Enemies of Man  
626 - Unpardonable Sin
        (Mk. 3:22-30)
639 Forgiveness!  
  640 - Witchcraft and the Occult
        (Deut. 18)
 
  641 - Sinless Perfection  
G. MAN
700 - Our Inability
        (Matt. 7:1-5)
707 - Treasure in Clay
        (II Cor. 4)
714 - Human Sexuality
701 - Individual Responsibility
        (Ezek. 18)
708 - Weakness is God's Will
        (I Cor. 1:26-31)
715 - Creation of Mankind
        (Gen. 2:1-25)
702 - Consequences
        (Gal. 6:7-10)
709 - What Price for a Second Chance?
        (Heb. 2:5-10, 14-18)
716 - Human Speech
        (Jas. 3:1-12)
703 - Biography of Humanity
        (Eph. 2:1-10)
710 - Human Knowledge and Philosophy
        (Col. 2:8-15)
717 - The Problem with the Flesh
        (II Cor. 10:3-6)
704 - Who is Greatest?
        (Matt. 18)
711 - Materialism 718 - Three Group's Response to Jesus
        (Mk. 8:1-21)
705 - What is Truth?
        (Jn. 8:30-37)
712 - Here Today - Here Tomorrow
        (Psalm 90)
719 - Those Who Knew Him
        (Jn. 11)
706 - Our Sufficiency
        (II Cor. 2:14-3:6)
713 - Unity - Dichotomy - Trichotomy?
        (Heb. 4)
 H. OLD TESTAMENT CHARACTERS
800 - Noah's Covenant
        (Gen. 9)
806 - Moses' Death
        (Deut. 34)
812 - Abraham - Trust, the Basis of Commitment
        (Gen. 22)
801 - Abraham's Covenant
        (Gen. 12)
807 - Corporate Sin - Achan
        (Joshua 7)
813 - Jeremiah's Message, Like a Scarecrow in a Cucumber Field
        (Jer. 10)
802 - Gideon
        (Judges 6:11-7:22)
808 - Jeremiah's Preaching
        (Jer. 2)
814 - Sarah
        (Gen. 17; 15-21; 21:1-7)
803 - Samson
        (Judges 14-15)
809 - Naaman - From Pride to Faith
        (II Kings 5:1-19)
815 - Rahab
        (Josh. 2:1-14; 6:22-25)
804 - Moses' Birth
        (Ex. 1-2)
810 - Call of Isaiah
        (Isaiah 6)
805 - Moses Receives Law at Mt. Sinai
        (Ex. 19-20)
811 - Zephanaih - The Fiercest Prophet in the Old Testament
I. OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY
1200 - Christ in Prophecy 1204 - The Four Beasts and the Little Horn
        (Dan. 7)
1208 - Gog and Magog
        (Ez. 38-39)
1201 - Too Much for a Coincidence
        (Micah 5:2-6)
1205 - 70 Weeks
        (Dan. 9)
1209 - Test for a False Prophet
        (Deut. 13)
1202 - The Messiah 1206 - The Anti-christ
        (Dan. 11:21-45)
1210 - The Righteous Branch
        (Jer. 33)
1203 - Biblical Prophecy 1207 - Shoot out of Jesse
        (Isa. 53:1-10)
J. THEOLOGICAL TRUTHS
1300 - The Subjective Experience of the Objective Facts
        (Rom. 5:1-5)
1317 - [Theological] The Will of God 1333 - Where Did Jesus Go While in the Grave?
        (I Pt. 3:13-22)
1301 - The Big Picture
        (Rom. 8:29-30)
1318 - How Do You Know Who Speaks the Truth?
        (I Jn. 4:1-6)
1334 - Science and the Bible
        (Gen. 1-2; Heb. 11:3)
1302 - The Goodness of God?
        (Rom. 11:22)
1319 - Can I Trust the Bible? 1335 - Apostasy?
        (Heb. 6:1-8)
1303 - The Security of the Believer vs. the Perseverance of the Saints 1320 - The Paradox of Christianity 1336 - Cultural Christianity
        (Col. 2:16-23; Rom. 14)
1304 - Predestination vs. Mankind's Free Will 1321 - God's Hedge
        (I Cor. 10:12-13)
1337 - Theology of Christian Dress
1305 - Judgment: Who, What, When, Where 1322 - Tradition
        (Matt. 12:1-8; 21:28-32)
1338 - Inter-Racial Marriage, Biblical, Cultural, Theological
1306 - Decision vs. Discipleship
        (Eph. 2:8-10)
1323 - White Throne Judgment
        (Matt. 25:31-46)
1339 - Human Sexuality
1307 - A Search for a Deeper Understanding
        (Rom. 6)
1324 - Religious Tradition
        (Mk. 7:1-23)
1340 - Situational Ethics
        (Rom. 14; I Cor. 10:23-33)
1308 - The Christian Inclusives
        (Phil. 4:4-13)
1325 - Children's Relationship to the Church
        (Mk. 10:13-16)
1341 - Miracles
1309 - How is a Man Right with God?
        (Rom. 3:21-26)
1326a - Women in God's Plan
        (Taped in 1980)
1342 - Justification by _____?
        (Rom. 5:1-11)
1310 - A Sure and Eternal Salvation
        (Several Passages)
1326b - Women in God's Plan
        (Taped in 1987)
1343 - Christianity is a Long Chain of Events
        (Col. 2:6-7)
1311 - Motivation
        (I Cor. 13:1-7)
1327 - An Anthology: What is Christianity? 1344 - Faith/Trust (Personal, Doctrinal, Daily)
1312 - Paul's Theology
        (Rom. 5:1-11)
1328 - The Adam Connection
        (Rom. 5:12-21)
1345 - What Happens at Death?
1313 - Foot Washing
        (Jn. 13:1-20)
1329 - One Aspect of the Diamond
        (Rom. 4:25-5:5)
1346 - Biblical Attitudes Toward Alcohol and Alcoholism
1314 - Infant Baptism vs. Believers' Baptism 1330 - The Imbalance of Evangelical Christianity
        (Col. 2:1-7)
1347 - "Either/Or" vs. "Both/And"
1315 - Infant Baptism an Essential Element in Salvation?
        (Titus 3:1-6)
1331 - God's Yes! Amidst Mankind's No!
        (Ezek. 36:22-32)
1348 - The Galatian Ministry
        (Gal. 2:15-16, 19-20)
1316 - [Practical] How Do You Know God's Will? 1332 - More than Conquerors
        (Rom. 8:31-39)
1349 - What is the Least One Can Believe and Still be a Christian?
    1350 - Christian Freedom: Freedom brings Responsibility
        (Rom. 14)
K. GREAT BIBLICAL WORDS
1400 - Salvation 1412 - Forgiveness? Forgiveness! 1424 - Resurrection
        (I Cor. 15:1-19)
1401 - Justification
        (Rom. 5:1-11)
1413 - Suffering
        (I Pt. 3:13-18)
1425 - Worship in Genesis
1402 - Faith 1414 - Assurance
        (I Jn. 5:13)
1426 - Speech in Proverbs
1403 - Grace 1415 - Discouraged
        (I Kgs. 19:1-18)
1427 - The Priority of People
1404 - Reconciliation
        (II Cor. 5:14-21)
1416 - What Happens at Death? 1428 - Wisdom in Proverbs
        (Pro. 3:13-20; 8:1-36)
1405 - Selflessness
        (Mt. 10:34-39)
1417 - Sensible
        (Titus 2:1-12)
1429 - Contentment
        (I Tim. 6:6-10; Phil. 4:11-13; Heb. 13:5-6)
1406 - God's Way v. Man's Way
        (Mt. 10:13ff)
1418 - Angelology
        (II Pet. 2:1-16)
1430 - Forgiveness
1407 - From Eternity to Eternity
        (Eph. 1:3-14)
1419 - Anger 1431 - Sinlessness
        (Rom. 6:1-14)
1408 - Agape Love
        (I Cor. 13)
1420 - Faith or Works?
        (Jas. 2:14-26)
1432 - Covenant
        (Ex. 19:3-6; Jer. 31:31-34; Heb. 8:1-13)
1409 - John's Gospel
        (Jn. 3:1-21)
1421 - Holiness
        (Lev. 11:44; I Pt. 1:16; Mt. 5:48)
1433 - Wealth in Proverbs
1410 - Hell & Judgment 1422 - O God! Thank You
        (Ps. 103)
1434 - Truth
        (Jn. 8:32)
1411 - Joy 1423 - God's Will for Every Christian
        (Gal. 5:16-6:10)
1435 - The Purpose of Submission
        (I Pt. 2:9-3:9)
L. NEW TESTAMENT CHARACTERS
1500 - False Teachers
        (Mt. 7:21-23)
1511 - Titus 1522 - Apollos
        (Acts 18:24-28; I Cor. 3:5-9)
1501 - Philippian Jailer
        (Acts 16:16-18)
1512 - Agrippa
        (Acts 26)
1523 - Barnabas
        (Acts 4:34-37; 11:19-26; 13:1-3)
1502 - Samaritan Woman
        (John 4:4-26)
1513 - Paul's Weakness and Discouragement
        (II Cor. 2:6-3:6)
1524 - Priscilla & Aquila
        (Acts 18:1-4, 18-22)
1503 - Peter
        (Matt. 16:13-20)
1514 - Mary
        (Lk. 1:26-56)
1525 - Timothy
        (Acts 16:1-3; I Thes. 3:1-8)
1504 - Timothy, Luke, Mark and Demas
        (II Tim. 4:9-11)
1515 - Zaccheus
        (Lk. 19:1-10)
1526 - Silas and Titus
        (Acts 15:22, 30-34; II Cor. 8:16-24)
1505 - The Angel's Message
        (Luke 2:8-15)
1516 - James and John
        (Mk. 14:1-9)
1527 - Lazarus, His Family & Friends
        (Jn. 11)
1506 - Nicodemus
        (Jn. 3:1-16)
1517 - Jesus' Anointing at Bethany
        (Mk. 14:1-9)
1528 - Light: Heals and Destroys
        (Jn. 9)
1507 - The Rich Young Ruler
        (Mk. 10:17-31)
1518 - Onesimus
        (Philemon 8-20)
1529 - The Judaizers
        (Gal. 3:1-14)
1508 - The Magi
        (Mt. 2:1ff)
1519 - Stephen and the Seven
        (Acts 6:1-15)
1530 - The Two on the Road to Emmaus
        (Lk. 24:13049; Jn. 5:24-47)
1509 - John the Baptist
        (Mk. 1:1-13)
1520 - Cornelius
        (Acts 10:1-8, 24-28)
1531 - Stephen in Acts
        (Acts 6:8-15; 7:54-60)
1510 - Timothy's Faith
        (II Tim. 1:3-14)
1521 - Philippian Jailer
        (Acts 16:19-20)
 
 M. PARABLES
1700 - The Parable of the Soils
        (Mk. 4:1-20)
1705 - Pharisee and Sinner
        (Lk. 18:9-14)
1710 - The Mote and the Beam
        (Mt. 7)
1701 - The Pattern Parable
        (Matt. 13)
1706 - Techniques for Interpreting Parables and Workers for the Field
        (Matt. 20:1-16)
1711 - The Millstone and Lost Sheep
        (Matt. 18:6ff)
1702 - The Fig Tree
        (Mk. 13:28-37)
1707 - The Prodigal Son
        (Lk. 15:11-24)
1712 - Forgiving is the Test of Forgiveness
        (Matt. 18:21-35)
1703 - Parable of the Wicket Tenants
        (Mk. 12:1-12)
1708 - The Father's Heart
        (Lk. 15:1-32)
1713 - An Attitude Check
        (Lk. 17:1-10)
1704 - The Deadly Choice
        (Lk. 14:15-24)
1709 - Parable of the Shrewd Steward and Lazarus
        (Lk. 16:1-31)
 
 N. EVANGELISM AND BECOMING A CHRISTIAN
1800 - A Message for Children About the Gospel
        (Rom. 6:23 & Jn. 1:12)
1812 - How is Man Right with God?
        (Rom. 3:21-26)
1824 - What Do We Share?
        (Col. 2:16-23; Rom. 14)
1801 - Jesus Commissions His Followers
        (Lk. 24:36-52)
1813 - God's Way vs. Mankind's Way
        (Matt. 16:21-28)
1825 - Easy Believism vs. True Repentance
        (Mk. 10:17ff)
1802 - So Send I You
        (Jn. 20:19-23)
1814 - The Plague and the Cure
        (Rom. 6:23)
1826 - God and Good Men
        (Jn. 3)
1803 - The Great Commission
        (Matt. 28:16-20)
1815 - Nicodemus
        (Jn. 3:1-16)
1827 - God and Bad People
        (Jn. 4:4-26
1804 - The Fields Are White Unto Harvest
        (Matt. 9:35-38)
1816 - The Chosen Must Choose
        (Rom. 10:9-13)
1828 - The Good News
        (Rom. 6:23)
1805 - The Gospel
        (Jn. 3:1-21)
1817 - Salvation is Free But It Costs Everything
        (Mk. 10:17-31)
1829 - The New Man
        (Col. 3:12-17)
1806 - The Choice is Yours, But the Choice is NOW!
        (Mk. 8:38)
1818 - The Gospel in a Nutshell
        (Jn. 3:16)
1830 - What is the Gospel?
        (Rom. 3:21-26; 5:6-11; Col. 1:13-14)
1807 - The Deadly Choice
        (Lk. 14:15-24)
1819 - Paul's Clearest Expression of the Good News
        (Rom. 3:21-31)
1831 - The Earliest Creed
        (I Cor. 15:1-4)
1808 - What Makes the Gospel Good News?
        (Rom. 1:18-3:21)
1820 - The Age of Accountability 1832 - The Imbalance of Evangelical Christianity
        (Col. 2:1-7)
1809 - How to Be Saved
        (Acts 16:16-18)
1821 - Come! Who - Why?
        (Matt. 11:25-30)
1833 - Our Newness in Christ
        (II Cor. 5:14-21)
1810 - Salvation is Free to All
        (Isa. 55:1-13)
1822 - Is Every Believer to be a Verbal Witness? 1834 - The Broad Way vs. the Narrow Way
        (Matt. 7:13-14; 10:34-39; 16:24-28)
1811 - What Price for a Second Chance?
        (Heb. 2:5-10, 14-18)
1823 - Am I My Brother's Keeper or Is He Responsible?
        (Ezek. 33)
1835 - The Paradoxical Tension in Biblical Salvation
 O. THE CHURCH

        1. Purpose

1937 - The Qualifications for Teachers
        (James 3:1-11)
        4. Admonition
1900 - "So Send I You"
        (Jn. 20:19-23)
1938 - More Qualifications for Teachers
        (James 3:12-18)
1980 - The Church of Ephesus
        (Rev. 2:1-7)
1901 - The Great, the Only Commission
        (Matt. 28:16-20)
1939 - Women in the Plan of God 1981 - The Church of Smyrna
        (Rev. 2:8-11)
1902 - Jesus Commissions his Followers
        (Lk. 24:36-52)
1940 - Characteristics of the True Church
        (Col. 3:12-17)
1982 - The Church of Pergamum
        (Rev. 2:12-17)
1903 - Every Christian is a Gifted Full Time Minister
        (I Cor. 12)
  1983 - The Church of Thyatira
        (Rev. 2:18-29)
1904 - The First Use of the Term "Church" in the N.T.
(Matt. 16)
        3. Ordinances 1984 - The Church of Sardis
        (Rev. 3:1-6)
              a. Baptism 1985 - The Church of Philadephia
        (Rev. 3:7-13)
        2. Functioning 1960 - Believers Baptism 1986 - The Church of Laodicea
        (Rev. 3:14-22)
1930 - The Church's Leaders' Qualifications
        (I Tim. 3:1-5)
1961 - Parents, Are Your Children Lost, Safe or Saved? 1987 - A Profile of Christian Workers
        (I Thess. 2:3-12)
1931 - The Church's Leaders' Qualifications
        (I Tim. 3:6-16)
1962 - Baptismal Regeneration
        (Titus 3:1-6)
1988 - A Profile of a Growing Church
        (I Thess. 1:2-10)
1932 - Bishops, Overseers, and Elders, Who Are They?
        (Titus I)
          b. The Lord's Supper (Eucharist) 1989 - The Church's Check List
        (I Thess. 5:12-28)
1933 - Deacons
        (Acts 6:1-6)
1970 - Lord's Supper
        (I Cor. 11)
1990 - The Growth of the Early Church
        (Acts 2:43-47; 6:1-7)
1934 - How to Handle Accusations Against Ministers?
        (I Tim. 5:17-25)
1971 - A Pastor's Overview of Lord's Supper 1991 - The Psychological Profile of the Kingdom Man
        (Mt. 5:1-16)
1935 - Women in Church Leadership? 1972 - Transubstantiation
        (Jn. 6:25-40; Acts 2:41-47)
1998 - Baptist Presuppositional Heritage
1936 - Should Christians Judge One Another?
        (Matt. 7:1ff)
  1999 - How Do Baptists Accept Members from other Denominations
 P. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
        1. Christ-like Living 2046 - A Christian's Judgment
        (I Cor. 3:10-17)
2130 - Divorce
        (Mk. 10:1-12)
2000 - Christian Victory
        (Rom. 8:1-10)
2047 - Be Careful of Too Many Rules or No Rules at All
        (Gal. 3:1-14)
2131 - Divorce
        (Matt. 19)
2001 - An Optimistic Obsession
        (Rom. 8:26-28)
2048 - More Than Conquerors
        (Rom. 8:31-39)
2132 - The Beauty of a Christian Witness
        (I Pt. 3:1-7)
2002 - The Tension Filled Life
        (Rom. 7:14-25)
2049 - I Am Available, Lord!
        (Eph. 4:1-6)
2133a - Marriage?
        (I Cor. 7:1-17)
2003 - Who Am I? Where Am I Going? Is There Any Purpose in Life?
        (Ps. 139)
        2. Discipleship 2133b - Marriage? (Cont.)
        (I Cor. 7:18-46)
2004 - Discouraged? Disillusioned? Disheartened?
        (I Kgs. 19:1-18)
2050 - The Cost of Discipleship
        (Matt. 10:24-42)
2134 - Family Love
        (I Cor. 13:4-7)
2005 - Open My Eyes
        (II Kgs. 6:8-23)
2051 - Decision v. Discipleship
        (Eph. 2:8-10)
2135 - How a Believing Spouse Can Win His/Her Lost Mate
        (I Pet. 3:1-12)
2006 - He is With Us
        (Rom. 8:31-36)
2052 - What Did You Expect?
        (Matt. 10:24-33)
2136 - Human Sexuality
2007 - Congratulations! You Have Just Inherited Everything!
        (Rom. 14-25)
2053 - Characteristics of a Disciple
        (Ezra 7:10, 27-28)
2137 - Baby Dedication Day - Parenting, Oh, My!
2008 - The Basic Principles of the Christian Life 2054 - Privilege Brings Responsibility
        (Isa. 5:1-7)
2138 - Interracial Marriages
2009 - From Rags to Riches
        (Eph. 4:17-22)
2055 - The Cost of Discipleship
        (Lk. 14:25-35)
2139 - God's Will for Parents
        (Deut. 6:1-9)
2010 - It's All In the Way You Look At It
        (I Thess. 5:16-18)
2056 - God's Kids Get Spanked Too!
        (Heb. 12:5-13)
2140 - A Word to Christian Men
2011 - Our Sufficiency
        (II Cor. 2:14-3:6)
2057 - Paul's Hardships
        (II Cor. 11)
2141 - Parents, Are Your Children: Lost, Safe, or Saved?
2012 - Radical Discipleship
        (Matt. 10:34-39)
2058 - Freedom Brings Responsibility 2142 - Christian Fathers
        (Eph. 5:21-6:9)
2014 - Happiness Is...!
        (Eccl. 1-2)
2059 - God's Will for Every Believer
        (Gal. 5:16-6:20)
2143 - The Family - God's Great Analogy
2014 - Contentment Is In God
        (Heb. 13:5-6)
        3. Prayer         6. Stewardship
2015 - Bob's Personal Testimony of His Struggle for Meaningful Christianity
        (Rom. 6:1-11)
2075 - Prayer Limited Yet Unlimited 2150 - The Principles of Spiritual Giving
        (II Cor. 9)
2016 - Strive Eagerly for Quietness
        (I Thess. 4:9-12)
2076 - The Model Prayer
        (Matt. 6:5-13)
2151 - Everybody is a Sower! What Kind of Sower Are You?
        (II Cor. 9:6-15)
2017 - The Exchanged Life
        (Eph. 3:14-21)
2077 - Benediction of a Better Covenant
        (Heb. 13:20-21)
2152 - Grace is the Gift, Giving is the Result
        (II Cor. 8:1-9)
2018 - Dependence Takes Time
        (Jn. 15:1ff)
2078 - Prayer for Forgiveness
        (Psalm 130)
2153 - Giving is a Spiritual Thermometer
        (Mal. 3:7-18)
2019 - Accepted!
        (Eph. 1:4-7)
2079 - Rejoice...Pray
        (Phil. 4:4-7)
2154 - Spiritual Giving
        (II Cor. 8-9)
2020 - Should Christians be Depressed, Discouraged? 2080 - From Yes! to Yea!
        (I Pt. 1:3-9)
2155 - Selflessness
        (Matt. 10:34-39)
2021 - The Benefits of Aged Wisdom
        (Pro. 3:1-12)
2081 - Thanksgiving Prayer 2156 - Materialism
2022 - Peace! Peace!
        (Ps. 32)
2082 - Prayer of Faith
        (I Chr. 29:10-19)
2157 - New Altar
        (Rom. 12:1-2)
2023 - Contentment
        (I Tim. 6:6-10; Phil. 4:11-13; Heb. 13:5-6)
2083 - Unto Him Who Is Able
        (Jude 24-25)
        7. Temptation and Suffering
2024 - "Abundant Life?"
        (Jn. 10:9-10)
2084 - Come! Who - Why?
        (Matt. 11:25-30)
2175 - God's Hedge
        (I Cor. 10:12-13)
2025 - Love in Action
        (Rom. 12:9-21)
2085 - The Shema - The Jewish Prayer of Monotheism
        (Dt. 6)
2176 - Evil and Suffering in Our World
2026 - The Worthy Walk
        (Eph. 4:1-16)
2086 - How Do We  Know God Better?
        (Ps. 42:1)
2177 - We Cannot Affect the Past
2027 - Love's Gotta Have Hands and Feet
        (Heb. 13:1-6)
2087 - Intercessory Prayer 2178 - Suffer! Why Me?
        (I Pt. 3:13-18)
2028 - How Do You Know God's Will?
        (Jas. 4:13-15)
2088 - Paul's Prayer for Understanding
        (Col. 1:9-14)
2179 - Add It Up!
        (Jas. 1:1-16)
2029 - Joy     4. Assurance 2180 - When In Deep Distress Take Two "I Remember When..." Pills
        (Ps. 77)
2030 - God Cares For Me, Even Me!
        (Psalm 23)
2100 - Assurance (Denominational Approach to Assurance) 2181 - Christian Suffering and God's Help
        (Rom. 8:26-30)
2031 - Treasure in Clay
        (II Cor. 4)
2101 - Assurance (Personal Experience)         8. Social Concerns
2032 - Consequences
        (Gal. 6:7-10)
2102 - Security of the Believer vs. Perseverance of the Saints 2185 - Women in the Plan of God
2033 - The Holy One's Holy Ones
        (I Pt. 1:13-21)
2103 - The Men God Calls Liars
        (I Jn. 1-2)
2186 - The Christian and Aging
2034 - Unity Not Uniformity
        (I Cor. 12:4-11)
2104 - Why Do People Doubt Their Salvation? 2187 - The Christian and Racism
2035 - The Christian Servant
        (Deacon Ordination Service)
        (Rom. 12)
2105 - From Doubt to Certainty
        (Psalm 73)
2188 - The Christian and Natural Resources
2036 - The New Altar
        (Rom. 12:1-3)
2106 - Graphs of the Possibilities of the Christian Life
        (Mt. 13:18-23)
2189 - The Christian and Peace
2037 - The Christian Athlete
        (Heb. 12:1-3)
2107 - Fake Faith 2190 - The Christian and the State
2038 - Faith by Example
        (II Tim. 1:3-14)
2108 - Assurance! 2191 - The Christian and Sexuality
2039 - We Won! Let's Run
        (II Cor. 2:6-3:6)
2109 - A Sure and Eternal Salvation 2192 - The Christian and World Hunger
2040 - Motivation
        (I Cor. 13:1-7)
        5. The Christian Home 2193 - The Christian and Alcohol
2041 - God's Family Characteristics
        (I John 3)
2125 - The Christian Home
        (Gen. 2; Eph. 5)
2194 - The Christian and Money
2042 - Evaluation of the Old Year and New Year
        (Phil. 3:7-14)
2126 - In Love Rights Become Wrong
        (Eph. 5:21-33)
2195 - The Christian and Others
2043 - Outworking of Love
        (Rom. 12:9-21)
2127 - Husbands and Wives
        (Eph. 5:21-33)
2196 - The Christian and Human Speech
2044 - Walking Doctrine
        (Rom. 12-16)
2128 - The Reciprocal Ideal (Parents and Children)
        (Eph. 6:1-4)
2197 - Christian Freedom
2045 - Freedom Brings Responsibility
        (Rom. 14)
2129 - As Unto the Lord (Employer-Employee)
        (Eph. 6:5-9)
 
Q. ESCHATOLOGY AND LAST THINGS
2200 - Judgement 2209 - The Millennium
        (Rev. 20)
2217 - Second Coming
        (Matt. 24:1-3)
2201 - Sheol, Hades, Gehenna 2210 - The 70 Weeks
        (Dan. 9)
2218 - It Will End As It Began (Heaven)
2202 - Anti Christs - Antichrist
        (I Jn. 2:18-29)
2211 - Old Testament Resurrection
        (Dan. 12)
2219 - The General Resurrection
        (I Cor. 15:12-23)
2203 - The Antichrist in O.T. Prophecy
        (Dan. 7:15-28)
2212 - The Gateway
        (I Cor. 15)
2221 - Is the World Coming to an End?
        (Matt. 24)
2204 & 2204b - Gog and Magog
        (Ezek. 38-39)
2213 - The Resurrection Body
        (I Cor. 15:1-32)
2222 - The Antichrist
        (II Thess. 2:1-12)
2205 - Final Fate of False Followers
        (Matt. 7:21-23)
2214 - The Resurrection
        (Mark 16)
2223 - What's the Best Thing About Heaven?
        ( Jn. 14:203; II Cor 13:12; I Jn. 3:2)
2206 & 2206b - Second Coming
        (I Thess. 4:13-18)
2215 - Heaven's Courtroom
        (Rom. 8:31-36)
2224 - Be Ready
        (Mk. 13:13ff)
2208 - Living Ready
        (I Pt. 4:7-11)
2216 - That Great Day
        (Ps. 46)
 
R. CHRISTIANITY AND MODERN CULTURE
2300 - America at the Crossroads
        (Isaiah 1:2-3)
2304 - Cultural Christianity
        (Col. 2:16-23; Rom. 14)
2308 - 4th of July Message, 1994
        (Amos and Hosea)
2301 - Christians and Courts
        (I Cor. 6)
2305 - The Imbalance of Evangelical Christianity
        (Col. 2:1-7)
2309 - You Cannot Wrap God in the American Flag
2302 - Materialism 2306 - Theology of Christian Dress  
2303 - The Biblical World View about Angels 2307 - Alcohol and American Culture  
 

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