The Temple of God

The Temple of God I Cor 3:16-17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO 1 Cor 6:19-20 – we recognize that our individual bodies are called the temple of the “Holy Ghost” – but when you study the “temple of God” in the New Testament, a very interesting picture emerges Jn 2:19-21 – the...

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The Lord’s Vineyard

Psalm 80: 8-15 The Lord’s Vineyard CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This topic relates to Israel, on the one hand, and to the church, on the other.  We will look at both applications. Israel The Lord planted his vineyard [Ps 80:8-16] when he planted Israel as a vine brought out of...

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Managing Cattle and Pastoring a Church

Managing Cattle and Pastoring a Church  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Pastoring a church is very similar to managing a herd of cattle.  Like a ranch manager, the pastor must: Provide Nutrition – Jn 21:15-17, Acts 20:28 and 1 Pet 5:2 tell pastors to feed the sheep.  The King James Bible is...

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Ichabod, 1 Sam 4:19-22

1 Sam 4:19-22 Ichabod CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Phinehas’ wife thought the glory of the Lord departed when the ark departed.  Consider how the glory of the Lord was manifested in Ex 40:34-38 when the ark was set up.  However, the glory of the Lord had already departed from Israel because...

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Who is the bride of Christ?

The church is. Questions like this one are best answered by studying the scriptures as if you had never heard any discussion on the subject before.  So often, when people attempt to answer a question like this, they run to commentaries or rely on something they have already been taught. ...

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Matthew 18:15-20 Trespasses

This passage has to do with how to handle trespasses. The trespasses here are usually doctrinal problems that would begin to affect others in the church if they were allowed to go on or they are sin problems that have to be dealt with in order to protect the rest...

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Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus the Christ

Matt 16:13-20 Jesus the Christ CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In this lesson we learn that Jesus the Christ is the Messiah. Some folks believe that as “the” Christ he was a natural born man upon whom the Spirit came at his baptism, thus making him the Christ. And that at his death,...

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Matthew 13:45-46 Parable of the Pearl

Matt 13:45-46 The Parable of the Pearl CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This parable of the pearl concerns the church. The merchantman is Jesus. A merchant is one who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries. Often, references to merchants and merchandise in the Bible are negative references [Is 23:11;...

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Matthew 5:14-16 The Light of the World

Matt 5:14-16 The Light of the World CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This passage is one of the unique passages in the Sermon on the Mount that has dual application to the Jews and to the Church. The Sermon on the Mount is doctrinally to the Jews. However, because Christians are also...

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