The Basic Lessons of Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

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INTRO: This Palm Sunday morning I would like to spend our time, not focusing on all the mere tradition, but on the most essential things about the event that are pertinent to the Lord’s purpose and what it teaches us about our faith. I. JESUS MADE A PUBLIC CLAIM TO BE THE MESSIAH. (28-38) A. At age 30, Jesus went …

March 24, 2021; The True Vine, Wednesday Night Meal #44

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TEXT: JOHN 15:1-2 INTRO: This Sunday is Palm Sunday, but, in our study of John’s Gospel, we are actually farther along than the Triumphal Entry. We are already at the Thursday evening when Jesus is about to be arrested. Chap. 14 ends with Jesus saying, “Arise, let us go from here.” And with that, they leave the Upper Room and …

Developing A Christian Worldview, Pt. 8; The Gift of Salvation, March 14, 2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Ephesians 2:1-10, Multiple Texts INTRO: The doctrine we examine today is called “Soteriology,” dealing with the issue of salvation. The question before is: “Is salvation a gift from God that cannot be earned.” Understanding salvation is to answer three questions: From what am I saved? To what am I saved? And, finally, how am I saved?   I. …

Developing A Christian Worldview, Pt.8; On God, March 7,2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Multiple Texts INTRO: “Is God the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the Universe and does He still rule it today?” In the entire survey, this is the only question that deals with the doctrine of God. We will use a short exegesis of part of the Creation account found in Gen. 1. Doctrine of God Series available; 417-844-9970. …

Developing A Christian Worldview Pt. 7; The Sinlessness of Jesus, February 28, 2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Multiple Texts INTRO: We began last week going through survey questions posed by Barna Research to help determine if a person has a Christian or biblical worldview. We started with two (2) questions about truth: Does absolute moral truth exist? And Is absolute truth defined by the Bible? I offered two possible answers and you made your personal …

Developing A Christian World View, Pt.6; “Do You Have A Christian Worldview?” Absolute Truth, February 21, 2021

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Multiple Texts INTRO: Using 10 questions from a Barna Research survey to determine whether someone has a Christian worldview. I. QUESTION # 1: DO ABSOLUTE MORAL TRUTHS EXIST? A. What is Absolute Truth? 1.) General definition: “Absolute truth refers to fixed, invariable, unalterable facts that create inflexible reality. It is inherently exclusive.” It means some things are always …