Lectures
  • 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    
  • Romans 13:1-7 Expo + Q&A (3/22/2018)- Paul reveals our duty to honor God’s established authorities   Lecture Aim: The Christian’s duty is to honor human authority   1. Authorities Established (1-2) Principle 1: God establishes EVERY authority 2. Punishment Authorized (2-4) Principle 2: God restrains sinful man with human authorities 3. Honor Expected (5-7) Principle 3: Submission to human authority honors
  • Romans 12 9-21 Expo + Q&A (3/16/2018)- Paul expands on God’s expectation to use His gifts   Lecture Aim: The Christian’s duty is to love unhypocritically   1. Sincere Love (9-11) Principle 1: Love honors truth while serving others 2. Faithful Love (12-16) Principle 2: Love fights pride while enduring hardships 3. Christlike Love (17-21) Principle 3: Love trusts God to deal
  • Romans 12:3-8 Expo + Q&A (3/7/2018)- Paul expands on God’s expectation to use His gifts   Lecture Aim: God expects glory by service   1. Self Esteem (12:3) Principle 1: Glorifying God necessitates humility 2. One Body (12:4-5) Principle 2: Glorifying God requires teamwork 3. Different Gifts (12:6-8) Principle 3: Glorifying God continues by utilizing YOUR gift    
  • Bible Study Tonight is CANCELLED! (3/5/2018)- Due to dire warnings of Snowmageddon and the fact that every school and other BSF classes in the area have all canceled tonight, we will do the same thing. So the Roger’s Men’s class is canceled for Monday March 5, 2018. HOWEVER…. I’m encouraging your Group Leaders to still lead discussion through slack. If you
  • Romans 12:1-2 Expo + Q&A (2/28/2018)- Paul brings God’s expectation of those now saved by grace   Lecture Aim: God’s mercy changes everything   1. Real Worship (12:1) Principle 1: Real worship causes real living 2. Real Change (12:2) Principle 2: Knowing God’s will requires knowing His worth
  • Romans 11:33-36 Expo + Q&A (2/22/2018)- Paul bursts forth into praise at the sovereignty & wisdom of God   Lecture Aim: When you consider who God is and understand what He has done, the only fitting response is a doxology!   1. God’s Wisdom (11:33) Principle 1: God can never be fully known, yet he is knowable through the Bible 2.
  • Romans 11:1-32 Expo + Q&A (2/13/2018)- Israel’s rejection of God’s Word is nothing new   Lecture Aim: Salvation in Christ is irrevocable   1. The Religious Damned (11:1-10) Principle 1: Apostates were never saved 2. The Unreligious Saved (11:11-24) Principle 2: Jewish rejection of Jesus is by design but not forever
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