Lectures
  • 1 Kings 7-8 Perspective (4/15/2019)- Solomon dedicates the temple that Yahweh then fills   Lecture Aim: God’s sovereignty & strength guarantee we’ll live with Him   1. Temple Focus (1 King 7) Principle 1: God wants us to always remember His sovereignty, strength, & mercy 2. Temple Filling (1 King 8) Principle 2: As God’s temple, our role is to
  • 1 Kings 6-7 Perspective (4/8/2019)- Solomon prepares for then builds Yahweh’s temple   Lecture Aim: Work is our greatest opportunity to glorify God   1. Temple Prep (1 King 5) Principle 1: God prepares both the work & the worker 2. Temple Build (1 King 6) Principle 2: God‘s majesty is the right motivation for our work    
  • Proverbs Perspective (4/1/2019)- An Overview on the Book of Proverbs   Lecture Aim: God’s wisdom is ours if we seek it   1. The God-Fearers Principle 1: Fearing God grants wisdom & eternal blessing 2. The God-Mockers Principle 2: God-mockers will suffer eternal shame    
  • 1 Kings 3-5 Perspective (3/25/2019)- Solomon asks for, receives, and applies God’s wisdom   Lecture Aim: True wisdom loves and desires God above all else   1. Wise Request (1 King 3:1-15) Principle 1: God’s sovereignty means He is at work in all people & circumstances 2. Wise Ruling (1 King 3:16-28) Principle 2: Trusting God’s sovereignty enables God-honoring responses
  • 1 Kings 1-2 Perspective (3/20/2019)- David dies and Yahweh establishes Solomon’s kingdom   Lecture Aim: God’s sovereignty does NOT negate our responsibility   1. Royal Succession (1 Ki 1) Principle 1: God expects us to fight to keep what He has promised 2. Royal Procurement (1 Chr 22, 29) Principle 2: God uses us as His means to accomplish His
  • 2 Sam 19-24 Perspective (3/8/2019)- David’s restored as Israel’s king then sins in handling the census   Lecture Aim: God magnifies our worship through crisis   1. Leadership Crisis (2 Sam 19-22) Principle 1: Experiencing God’s power in crisis amplifies worship 2. Judgement Crisis (2 Sam 23-24) Principle 2: Experiencing God’s salvation from His wrath enflames worship    
  • 2 Sam 13-18 Perspective (3/1/2019)- David’s sin brings dysfunction to his family & nation   Lecture Aim: Unaddressed sin breeds dysfunction   1. Dysfunctional Family (2 Sam 13-14) Principle 1: Unaddressed sin poisons relationships 2. Dysfunctional Nation (2 Sam 15-18) Principle 2: Unaddressed sin poisons entire societies    
  • 2 Sam 8-10 Perspective (2/15/2019)- David expands his kingdom & shows mercy to Saul’s line   Lecture Aim: Victory in Christ is assured but comes with expectations   1. Conquering King (2 Sam 8) Principle 1: The Lord grants victory to His own 2. Gracious King (2 Sam 9) Principle 2: The Lord expects grace-receivers to be grace-givers 3. Just
  • 2 Sam 7 Perspective (2/4/2019)- God makes a mind-blowing eternal covenant with David   Lecture Aim: God’s Covenant is the key to our assurance   1. God’s Covenant (2 Sam 1-17) Principle 1: God’s glory depends on saving His people 2. David’s Response (2 Sam 18-29) Principle 2: Worship is always the right response    
  • 2 Sam 5-6 Perspective (1/29/2019)- David anointed king, takes Jerusalem & struggles to bring the ark   Lecture Aim: God maximizes His glory by our joy in Him   1. Promise Fulfilled (2 Sam 5) Principle 1: We’ll have many troubles but in time God will fulfill his promises & us with joy 2. Warning Fulfilled (2 Sam 6:1-15) Principle
  • 2 Sam 1-4 Perspective (1/24/2019)- King David seeks peace & unity over power & victor Lecture Aim: God is at the center of TRUE reconciliation 1. King Mourned (2 Sam 1) Principle 1: TRUE Reconciliation with others involves dying to yourself first 2. King(s) Confirmed (2 Sam 2:1-11) Principle 2: God instructs believers to be His ambassadors of reconciliation 3. Kingdom Unified
  • 1 Sam 28-31 (1/14/2019)- David seeks God while Saul seeks a witch & suicide   Lecture Aim: In death and destruction, God is in control   1. Promise Fulfilled (1 Sam 28) Principle 1: If you reject God He will reject you 2. Warning Fulfilled (1 Sam 29-30) Principle 2: God is faithful to His own even when we
  • 1 Sam 25-27 (1/7/2019)- David marries Abigail, spares Saul, & chums with Philistines   Lecture Aim: Godly decisions are based on the character and promises of God   1. Decision by Emotion (1 Sam 25) Principle 1: Godly decisions are not based on emotions 2. Decision by Circumstances (1 Sam 26) Principle 2: Godly decisions are not based on
  • Psalms Perspective (11/28/2018)- Selected Psalms of David   Lecture Aim: We go from trouble to triumph through trust   1. The Troubled Man (Ps 139, 7, 10) Principle 1: Distress calls for prayers of praise 2. The Triumphant Man (Ps 19) Principle 2: The triumphant man treasures God’s Word 3. The God-Man (Ps 2, 110) Principle 2: The
  • 1 Sam 16-17 Perspective (11/21/2018)- Samuel anoints David as king who then slaughters Goliath   Lecture Aim: The God-pleasing man trusts Him over his own eyes   1. David Anointed (1 Sam 16) Principle 1: God esteems a man by his faith & attitude 2. Goliath Slaughtered (1 Sam 17) Principle 2: The God-pleasing man lives for God’s glory –
  • 1 Sam 9-15 Perspective (11/14/2018)- The rise, rule, sins, and God’s rejection of Saul   Lecture Aim: Obedience to God reveals a man’s true character   1. Annointing (1 Sam 9-10) Principle 1: God’s work of sanctification begins the moment a man puts his faith in Christ 2. Confirmation (1 Sam 11-12) Principle 2: The way sanctification look varies from
  • 1 Sam 4-8 Perspective (11/7/2018)- Israel’s sinful use of the ark and demand for a king   Lecture Aim: Salvation requires true repentance   1. Epic Fail (1 Sam 4) Principle 1: God will let you epic-fail rather than let you think you own Him 2. Dagon vs. Yahweh (1 Sam 5) Principle 2: Our idols will ultimately fail us
  • 1 Sam 1-3 Perspective (11/2/2018)- The providential origin & call of Samuel   Lecture Aim: God reveals Himself to the humble   1. God Knows (1 Sam 1-2:11) Principle 1: God has a purpose in our pain 2. God Warns (1 Sam 2:12-36) Principle 2: God damns the proud 3. God Calls (1 Sam 3) Principle 3: God reveals Himself
  • Ruth Perspective (10/25/2018)- A bright spot in the morally dark period of the Judges   Lecture Aim: God’s purpose for all His people in all circumstances is redemption   1. Ruth’s Decision (Ruth 1) Principle 1: Redemption sets people free from their past 2. Ruth’s Obedience (Ruth 2-3) Principle 2: The redeemed enjoy a new and special identity
  • Joshua 22-24 Perspective (10/19/2018)- Joshua finishes his life faithful to Yahweh   Lecture Aim: Only one God saves & satisfies   1. Disaster Averted (Josh 22) Principle 1: Idolatry creates disunity 2. Disaster Predicted (Josh 23-24) Principle 2: Idolatry invites disaster Principle 3: Idolatry fades by remembering the Gospel    
  • Joshua 13-21 Perspective (10/10/2018)- The tribes of Israel receive their inheritance & Cities of Refuge   Lecture Aim: Christ is the only inheritance & refuge that matter   1. Inheritance (Josh 13-19) Principle 1: Jesus is the only meaningful inheritance 2. Refuge (Josh 20-21) Principle 2: Jesus is the only refuge that’ll save    
  • Joshua 10-12 Perspective (10/10/2018)- God works miracles to ensure the Israelite army’s victory   Lecture Aim: God gives the victory for battles He has us fight   1. Victory South (Josh 10) Principle 1: God is free to do the impossible whenever He chooses 2. Victory North (Josh 11-12) Principle 2: Victory comes by completely obeying the Word of
  • Joshua 6-9 Perspective (10/10/2018)- The Israelites suffer a setback following a spectacular victory   Lecture Aim: The Christian’s greatest enemy is within himself   1. Victory (Josh 5:13 – 6) Principle 1: God doesn’t Fight battles as we would 2. Sin & Consequences (Josh 7 – 9) Principle 2: Confession glorifies God    
  • Josh 1-5 Perspective (10/10/2018)- God confirms Joshua & parts the Jordan river   Lecture Aim: The sovereignty of God creates courage & guarantees victory   1. God’s Promises Empower (Josh 1) Principle 1: Success comes by knowing & doing God’s Word 2. God’s Grace Saves (Josh 3-5:12) Principle 2: Sovereign grace makes the impossible possible    
  • PPL Overview (10/10/2018)- Why study the Old Testament?   Lecture Aim: ALL of the Bible is reliable & relevant   1. God’s Word Principle 1: The Bible is God’s chosen means to speak to us 2. God’s Heart Principle 2: God’s Word is the believing man’s source of joy 3. Today’s World Principle 3: The God of the
  • Romans 16 Expo + Q&A (5/3/2018)- Paul winds up this epic letter with kudos, warnings, and glory!   Lecture Aim: God commends lives lived for His glory!   1. Be risk-taking (1-16) Principle 1: Seek God’s commendation by taking risks for Jesus 2. Be discerning (17-24) Principle 2: Reject false teaching by comparing EVERYTHING to Scripture 3. Be glorifying (25-27) Principle
  • Romans 15:14-33 Expo + Q&A (4/27/2018)- Josh finished up Romans chapter 15 for us!   Lecture Aim: God works through His people   1. Passion (14-21) Principle 1: God choses specific works for each of His children 2. Plans (22-33) Principle 2: God’s work is both challenging and satisfying    
  • Romans 15:1-13 Expo + Q&A (4/19/2018)- Paul commends Christ’s example to please and receive others   Lecture Aim: Jesus welcomed serving others – so must we   1. Serve In the Word (1-6) Principle 1: Selfless living unites believers 2. Welcome as Worship (7-13) Principle 2: God is glorified as diverse people unite in the Gospel    
  • Romans 14 Expo + Q&A (4/15/2018)- Paul teaches us how to love with disputable matters   Lecture Aim: God expects us to disagree lovingly on disputables   1. Quarrel Not (1-12) Principle 1: Dissing a believer dishonors God 2. Stumble Not (13-23) Principle 2: Love values others more than our liberty    
  • Romans 13:8-14 Expo + Q&A (4/4/2018)- Paul declares how love fulfills the law   Lecture Aim: We owe God to be Christlike   1. Debt to Love (8-10) Principle 1: The Gospel obligates us to love others like Jesus 2. Duty to Act (11-14) Principle 2: The Gospel obligates us to act like Jesus    
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