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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NTB-20-JAMES-1 - James: Doers of the Word

To encourage his disciples on the daily nature of Christianity, Jesus
said “If any man desires to come after me, let him deny himself take up his
cross daily and follow me,” Luke 9:23.
Welcome to our study of the book of James.
James goes hand-in-hand with the words of Jesus encouraging us to
live daily for God. James is all about practical Christianity.
The key verse in the book of James is James 1:22 James says “but
be doers of the word and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.”
What was the book of James all about? James is writing to
Christians, some of whom are facing persecution, some of whom are no
doubt struggling by the temptations. He encourages them: ‘Don't just say it.
Do it!

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NTB-17/18-TITPHM - A Study of Titus & Philemon

o the young evangelist Titus, Paul said, "For this reason, I left you in
Crete that you should set in order the things that are lacking and appoint
elders in every city as I commanded you," Titus 1:5.
Welcome to our study of the books of Titus and Philemon.
Paul is writing to the young evangelist Titus, to give him some very
stern and difficult orders for the church on the island of Crete. "For this
reason I left you in Crete." What is it Paul? "That you would set in order the
things that are lacking and appoint elders in every city."

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NTB-16-2TIM - A Study of 2 Timothy

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the
man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work,” 2
Timothy 3:16-17.
Welcome to our study of the Book of 2 Timothy. In our messages of
the New Testament, living messages of the New Testament, we've been
taking a look at each book, getting some of the key ideas, and then along
the way making practical application from these great texts of inspiration.
I believe 2 Timothy 2:1 is the main theme in this book. Paul says,
“You therefore my son be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” Paul
is writing to Timothy, whom we know according to 2 Timothy 1:7, may have
been a little timid and fearful. Paul says ‘God has not given us a spirit of
timidity or of fear but of love and of power, and of a sound mind.’

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NTB-15-1TIM-2 - A Study of 1 Timothy (Part 2)

This is a faithful saying. "If a man desires the position of a bishop, "he
desires a good work." 1 Timothy 3:1.
Welcome to our study of 1 Timothy, chapter three through six.
The book of 1 Timothy is all about proper church conduct. Paul said,
"These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly. But, if I
am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct
yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar
and ground of the truth." 1 Timothy 3:14-15. Paul, right off the bat, tells
Timothy, I'm writing, so that you can know how to conduct yourself. Church
conduct then would not just be limited to inside the assembly- it's in the
doctrine we teach, it's in our prayer, and our dress, whether it's modest. It's
in the qualification of elders (chapter three). It's in the work of the minister
(chapter four). It's in our relation to, and treatment of widows, and whether
we have love of money, in our life, or not. In every aspect of life, I've got to
look at myself as a member of the Lord's body.

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NTB-15-1TIM-1 - A Study of 1 Timothy 1 (Part 1)

To the young evangelist Timothy Paul said, “This is a faithful saying
and worthy of all acceptance that Christ Jesus came into the world to save
sinners of whom I am chief,” 1 Timothy 1:15.
Welcome to our study of 1 Timothy. Timothy is a young evangelist
who has been placed in the town of Ephesus to preach the gospel and to
build up the Lord's church. Paul is writing to encourage Timothy along the
lines of faithfulness to God and continuing in the doctrine of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.

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SALV-8 - Salvation is Only in One Church

The walls began to shake. The door to the prison flew open. Right
then a prison guard awoke, he realized his own fate, and he started to kill
himself. But before he did, he heard these encouraging words. "Sir, do
yourself no harm, for we are all here." and upon the heels of that
encouraging statement, the greatest question that's ever been asked
comes. "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" Acts 16:30-31.
We welcome you today to our second part, in answering the question
‘What must I do to be saved?’ I hope that you've got your Bible with you
and that you'll be planning on following along with us as we search the
scriptures on this wonderful and such an important topic today.

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SALV-7 - Repent, Confess, Be Baptized

The greatest question ever asked comes in Acts 16:30-31. “Sirs, what
must I do to be saved?”
We welcome you today to our study on the subject of salvation. In
particular, we're going to be talking about God's plan of salvation and the
answer to that question, ‘what must I do to be saved?’ As you think about
Acts 16, you can imagine the scene in the prison in Philippi. Those walls
began to shake. The prison doors flew open. At that moment, a jailer, a
prison guard awoke. He realized his own fate, and he started to commit
suicide. He started to kill himself. But before he did, he heard these
encouraging words: ‘Sir, do yourself no harm, for we are all here.’ Upon the
heels of that encouraging statement, that greatest question that's ever
been asked comes: ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’

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SALV-6 - Know, Hear, Believe

The Bible says that ‘the Lord is not slow concerning His promises as
some men count slowness but He's longsuffering toward us, not willing that
any should perish but that all should come to repentance.’
We welcome you to our study of the subject of salvation. As you've
just heard from the Bible verse that we mentioned, the God of heaven,
Jesus Christ, wants every person to be saved. That's the heart and that's
the mind of God. God doesn't want nor is it His desire that anybody would
be lost. And so today, we're thinking about the second part in a study of the
things the Bible says are necessary in man's salvation.

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SALV-5 - Things that Save

The Scripture says, “God wants all men to be saved and
come to a knowledge of the truth,” 1 Timothy 2:4.
We're so glad that you joined us today for our study on
the wonderful subject of salvation. In this series we've been discussing
things that brought salvation about the importance of it- why a man needs
salvation.
Now we're going to think about-what does the Bible say
plays a part and is essential in man's salvation?

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