LMOT-5 - Deuteronomy: Second Law

“Whatever I command you be careful to observe it, you shall not add
to it nor take away from,” Deuteronomy 12:32.
Welcome to our study of living messages of the Old Testament.
Today we're going to be studying the book of Deuteronomy. As with our
previous lessons, we want to look at each book and consider the context
that it falls and familiarize ourselves with the teaching of it. But just as
important, we also want to see some living application for Christians today
from the old law. We also want to see Jesus in the book of Deuteronomy.
As you think about the book of Deuteronomy, this word means ‘law
again’ or ‘second law.’ God gave the law all to the first generation. They
wondered in the wilderness, and their bodies perished there. Now this
second generation has arisen, and God is going to repeat that law to them
so that they can be faithful to it. They'll know which direction to go and how
to please Him.

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LMOT-4 - Numbers: The Wanderings of God's People

“But if you do not do so, take note you have sinned against the Lord
and be sure your sins will find you out,” Numbers 32:23.
Welcome to our study of living messages of the Old Testament.
Today we're studying the book of numbers. As we look at these various
books, we really have a threefold purpose. First want to familiarize
ourselves with these books, note the key characters, and understand their
meaning. Secondly, we want to look at them with an eye toward the
practical. What does the book of Numbers say to us today? How does it
help me to be more faithful to God? What can I look at in Numbers that will
help me to overcome sin or struggles that I face? Then also in each of
these books, we want to look at them with an eye toward Christ. Can we
see Christ in the book of Numbers? What work is He doing here? What
type can we find that sake type of Christ to come?

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LMOT-3 - Leviticus: Holiness to the Lord

God said, “You shall be holy for I am holy,” Leviticus 11:44.
Welcome to our study of living messages of the Old Testament. In
this series we're looking at various books in the Old Testament with an eye
toward the practical. How does the book of Genesis, or Exodus, or
Leviticus impact my life today? What can it do to help me live more faithful
to God? Ultimately we're looking at it with an eye toward seeing Christ.
Where is Christ and does that give us any view toward the New
Testament?
The keyword to the book of Leviticus is the word holy or holiness.
This occurs some 87 times in the book. God is teaching His people the law
through the covenant, through sacrifice, and how they can be holy. The
problem is God is holy and His people are sinful or unclean- which occurs
194 times in the book of Leviticus. How can we bridge the gap? How can
we bring sinful man together with a holy and pure God? God's answer is
through the word atonement which occurs 45 times in the book of Leviticus.
Something must make a sacrifice and atonement. Its lifeblood must be
shaded so that the gap between God and man can be bridged.
Now the key verse which we initially begin with is Leviticus 11:44-45.
I want you to notice what God says to the people. God says ‘For I am the
Lord your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves and you shall be
holy for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping
thing that creeps on the earth for I'm the Lord who brings you up out of the
land of Egypt to be your God you shall therefore be holy for I am holy.’

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LMOT-2 - Exodus: The Way Out

“There arose a Pharaoh who did not know Joseph,” Exodus 1:8.
Welcome to our study of living messages of the Old Testament.
Today we're looking at the book of Exodus as we think about God's power
and His deliverance of His people. Exodus is a very interesting book. We
want to think about God's hand, His miracles, and His power in delivering
His people out of captivity.
The word Exodus itself is unique in that it means ‘the way or the road
out.’ A very practical lesson is that God will always deliver or find a way out
for His people if I trust God. If I'm willing to follow God in His way, then God
will always deliver and lead us toward that heavenly home. The key words
‘deliverance’ or ‘redemption’ God is delivering His people out of Egyptian
bondage and captivity. Ultimately He is redeeming them for that Canaan
land promise that He's made.

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LMOT-1 - Genesis: God's Book of Beginnings

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” Genesis
1:1.
Welcome to our study of living messages of the Old Testament. In
this series of lessons we want to do several things. Think about Genesis 1.
Look at the great characters! God's hand of creation! We want to familiarize
ourselves with the book. In these lessons, more importantly, we want to ask
what does Genesis, what does Exodus, what do these great books of the
Old Testament teach us today? How can they help me to live for God and
live for Christ better? Friend that's exactly what the New Testament says
these books can do. Romans 15:4 says ‘the things that were written
aforetime, specifically the old covenant the Old Testament, was written for
our learning that we through patience and comfort might find hope these
Scriptures.’ These Old Testament lessons can teach us great lessons
about God, about man, and about the hope that we have as a child of God.

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WORSHIP-4 - Worshiping in Song

The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:15, "I'll sing with the spirit,
and I'll sing with the understanding. I'll pray with the spirit, and I'll pray with
the understanding," 1 Corinthians 14:15.
We welcome you today to our study of worshiping God through our
singing. What a great subject the idea of worship is. We have the privilege
to bring God the honor and glory with our voices by the singing that we do,
and we can uplift and laud and magnify the beauty of our God.
As we think about the subject of singing and the music that Christians
use in our worship to serve God, this is indeed a very important subject.
For as you read the Bible, it's one of the ways Christians, together,
corporately worshiped Almighty God. If we're going to worship God
correctly today, we need to do it in the way that God has asked us to.
As we think about the subject of singing and as we think about the
subject of music in our praise of God, let's begin by reminding ourselves
that what we do in worship and how a Christian even lives his life must be
governed by the authority of God. Don't we all agree that we need to do
what God asks us to? We need to listen to God and obey the voice of God
to be pleasing to him. Even Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my
commandments."

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WORSHIP-3 - Preaching as an Act of Worship

The Bible says, “Preach the word. Be instant in season and out of
season. Reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all long suffering and doctrine,” 2
Timothy 4:2.
We welcome you today to our study of worshiping God by the
preaching of His message. The Bible is God's divine revelation. When we
preach that message, we bring glory and honor to almighty God.
As we think today about the subject of worshiping God through the
proclamation, the preaching of His word, what a wonderful privilege it is.
The Psalmist said, “Oh come, let us kneel before the Lord our maker.”
That's the idea. We have the privilege to bow down before God and bring
Him honor and glory. Friend, when we preach and teach what God says in
the Bible, we're giving God the absolute praise and honor because it's His
voice, not men's, that's being heard. Preaching the word of God is an
awesome responsibility and an awesome privilege. We need to preach the
word. 2 Timothy 4:2, preach the Bible. Peter said, “If any man speaks let
him speak as the oracles of God,” 1 Peter 4:11. Paul told Titus in Titus 2:1,
“As for you, preach the things which are proper for sound doctrine.” And
God said to Jonah in Jonah 3:2, “Preach the preaching that I tell you.”
That's the privilege and the responsibility that is associated with gospel
preaching.

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WORSHIP-2 - Worshiping Through the Lord's Supper & Giving

The Bible says that ‘the disciples came together on the first day of the
week to break bread,’ Acts 20:7.
We welcome you today to our study of worshiping God through the
actions of partaking the Lord's Supper, and giving.
Today we're thinking about two various aspects of ways that we
worship God, and especially as we worship God corporately, together with
God's people, and through the action of giving as well, and those ways are
through taking the Lord's Supper, and through the action of giving. We're
going to focus on what the Bible says on these subjects.
What do we know on the subject of the Lord's Supper, especially?
We know that Jesus instituted it in Matthew 26:26-28. Jesus, as at that last
supper with His disciples, took that fruit of the vine. He took that
unleavened bread. “This is my blood, this is my body.” He said to them, “Do
this in remembrance of me.” We know that Christians in the New
Testament did partake of the Lord's Supper. We noted in Acts 20:7, the
disciples came together on the first day of the week for that purpose, to
break bread. We want to learn what we can about the Lord's Supper, so
that when we partake of it, we do it in a way that brings honor, and glory,
and really worships God.

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WORSHIP-1 - Worshiping in Prayer

The scripture says, “God is spirit and those worship him must worship
in spirit and in truth,” John 4:24.
We welcome you today to our study of the subject of worship.
Worship is one of great things you find in the Bible, as man has that ability
and that privilege to humble himself before his maker and to praise and
honor and magnify God for the many wonderful blessings and benefits He's
given for His children.
In this series of lessons especially, we're going to focus on items or
actions of worship specifically that Christians may do in a corporate
worship setting. When we go to worship on Sunday morning or Sunday
night or when we gather with a group of Christians- what are some of the
things that God has given us the privilege to do in our worship? How do we
do those in such a way that it brings God the glory and the honor that he
deserves?

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NTB-12-GEPC-4 - Colossians: The Supremacy of Christ

“And Jesus is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from
the dead, that in all things, he may have the preeminence,” Colossians 1:18.
The book of Ephesians is a compliment to Colossians. Ephesians holds up the
church of Christ in every chapter in that book will show that the church, by living, by
acting, by representing what God wants us to represent, can bring glory to the name of
Christ and God, Ephesians 3:21. In complement to that idea, Colossians holds up the
Christ of the church. Each book emphasizes something and now we are looking at
Christ and what makes him preeminent. So Colossians is all about the preeminence of
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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NTB-11-GEPC-3 - Philippians: The Joy of Christianity

“And Jesus is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from
the dead, that in all things, he may have the preeminence,” Colossians 1:18.
The book of Ephesians is a compliment to Colossians. Ephesians holds up the
church of Christ in every chapter in that book will show that the church, by living, by
acting, by representing what God wants us to represent, can bring glory to the name of
Christ and God, Ephesians 3:21. In complement to that idea, Colossians holds up the
Christ of the church. Each book emphasizes something and now we are looking at
Christ and what makes him preeminent. So Colossians is all about the preeminence of
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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NTB-10-GEPC-2 - Ephesians: The Church

“Unto God be glory in the church,” Ephesians 3:21
Ephesians and Colossians complement each other, because Colossians exalts
and holds up the Christ of the church. “He is the preeminent one.” Colossians 1:18.
Ephesians complements that idea in that, Ephesians exalts the church of the Christ. So
Colossians, the Christ of the church, Ephesians, the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. In
fact, in every chapter the writer will note, the Holy Spirit will give us a unique picture of
the church in different ways showing us the power of God through the church. For
example, in chapter 1, it is where the body is. Christ is head of the church, the body.
Chapter 2, it's the family of God, Ephesians 2:16-18. Chapter 3, the church is the
eternal purpose of God, chapter 3:10:11. The church in chapter 4, it is singular, there is
but one body. Chapter 5, it's predicted or showed as, the body of Christ that beautiful
bride in the body of Christ, Ephesians 5:21-31. In chapter 6, it is the army of the Lord,
Ephesians 6:10-18.

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NTB-9-GEPC-1 - Galatians: No Other Gospel

“But even if we or an angel from Heaven, preach to you any other gospel than that
which we have preached, let him be accursed,” Galatians 1:8.
When we think about the book of Galatians, Paul is writing to Christians, some of
whom have come out of Judaism, and there is a tendency to try to intermingle the two.
Like in Acts chapter 15, where some were trying to bind circumcision on Christians.
Thus Paul will say, “No other gospel than what we have preached to you, the purity and
simplicity of the gospel of Christ must be above all and in all.” Galatians 1:6-9, Paul
records these words, he says, “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from him
who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another but
there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ,” Paul says,
“but even if we or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we
preach to you let him be accursed, as we've said before so now I say again if anyone
preaches any other gospel to you than what we received, let him be accursed.” This is
the backdrop behind the book of Galatians. No other gospel, we simply want the good
news, the message of Jesus Christ, in its purity, in its authenticity without additions or
subtractions to be pleasing to the Father.

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NTB-20-JAMES-4 - James: Causes & Cures of Worldliness

“Adulterers and adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the
world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore desires be a friend of the
world has made himself God's enemy,” James 4:4.

Welcome to our final lesson in the book of James. Today we will look
at James chapters 4 and 5. We will think about worldliness and some of its
causes and cures.

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NTB-20-JAMES-3 - James: Taming the Tongue

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” Proverbs 18:21.
Welcome to our study of James chapter 3. James addresses the
Christian and the tongue. James will discuss the unruly, untamable nature
of the tongue apart from God and His wisdom. We must trust Him to learn
how to control our tongue.

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NTB-20-JAMES-2 - James: Faith Into Action

Welcome to our study of the book of James.
James is all about the practical nature of Christianity. It's about being
doers of the word, not hearers only, James 1:22. In chapter 1 we noticed to
be doers the word we have got have a Christianity that faces trials, that
controls the tongue, and that tries to help others who are in need.
Now chapter 2 will teach us about the real nature of our faith. James
deals with two points related to faith.

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