Definition Stewardship is the wise management of everything God has entrusted us with. Scripture Reading Psalm 24:1, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” Main Points THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S: All the earth belongs to the Lord because He created it.  In the beginning God created …

Introduction: In this message we will examine some of the popular views of time and history from a biblical perspective. First, time can be seen as cyclical, in that even as civilizations rise and fall and major changes occur throughout history, there is “nothing new under the sun.” Since the Fall of Adam, the created …

We will learn from the Book of Hebrews about the heroes of the faith and how to follow their example! Persevere in the Faith: Hebrews 10:36-39 (NIV) 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For, “In just a little while,    he who …

Definition The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. Scripture Reading Matthew 6:19-21, “19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where …

Definition The offering is a gift to God after our tithes. Scripture Reading 2 Corinthians 9:15, “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” Main Points THANKS BE TO GOD: Everyone in the entire world needs to offer praise to God because He is the source of everything good in our lives. For example:  God has given …

Introduction: The Bible frequently uses both women and cities as rhetorical devices that communicate greater principles. Examples include the feminine figures that correspond to both Wisdom and Folly (Pr. 9). Elsewhere, Paul employs both images to explain the difference between the Old and the New Covenant, comparing them respectively with Hagar and Sarah, and to …

Introduction: In Revelation 13, we saw Satan’s last and greatest effort to usurp God’s throne and establish his own kingdom on the earth. Now, the Lamb responds. Revelation 14-16 depicts Christ’s reprisal through seven plagues culminating in a violent conquest of the beast and all who receive his mark. This is the third and final …

This Father’s Day, we will learn from the example of Abraham on how we are to view Fatherhood from a godly perspective! The Flesh Genesis 16:1-5 NIV 16 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from …

Introduction: Revelation 13 takes us into the second half of the tribulation (“forty-two months” v. 5). The dragon (Satan) has been hurled to the earth and is mustering his forces that he may war against God and His saints. The dragon operates through the agency of two beasts: one out of the sea (v. 1), …

Introduction: Revelation 12 depicts a “great sign” in heaven. Through symbolic imagery it tells of Israel’s end time testing, and of Satan’s war against her. Though difficult to interpret its literal fulfillment, this text clues us into: (1) how Satan attacks the saints, and (2) how we may triumph against all of his schemes. I.  …