The King’s Code

The King’s math 1.1. Christ = King (Luk 23:1-2) 1.2. Love = Loyalty (Joh 14:15) 1.3. Upgrade = Sacrifice (Phi 2:5-11) 1.4. Holiness = Intolerance (of sin) (2Co 7:1) 1.5. My King is King > All other Kings (gods included) (Mat 28:18). 1.6. My King’s reboot > than your best life now. (Rev 21:1-5). 1.7. […]

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Understanding the Sacraments

  Understanding the Sacraments   1. There are two sacraments prescribed by Christ for the New Covenant community (i.e. the church): baptism and the Lord’s Table (Mat 28:19; Luk 22:19-20).   2. Sacraments are covenant signs which carry supernatural significance in that God gives what the sign signifies when observed by His covenant communities (Bap […]

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Navigating the Waters of Re-Baptism

Navigating The Waters Of Re-Baptism (Eph 4:4-6) In the 16 years of this church’s existence, I have performed far more re-baptisms than initial (or first-time) baptisms. And what we wb doing today (at the end of our service) is another example of this. All the individuals who wb receiving the sacrament of baptism have been […]

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The Importance of Churches Only Baptizing Individuals They Know

1. Deathbed Baptism (James 5:14-15) 1.1. The Importance of only baptizing those whose lives we know as consistent with their current testimony. (Jam 5:14-15 – “…Among you…”) (e.g. Acts 2:36-41, 8:26-36, 9:1-18, 10:34-35, 16:11-15, 16:16-34)   For more from this Sunday, listen here: Three Nails That Must Be Firmly Fixed If You Want to Live Without […]

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Matthew 4.1 -The Beginning of Jesus’ Public Ministry

CHAPTER (4) SYNOPSIS = Jesus’ Wilderness Temptation (1-11; this event is also recorded in Mark 1:12-13 and Luke 4:1-13); The Beginning of Jesus’ Public Ministry (12-25; portions of this event is found in Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:2-11 and John 1:40-42). 1. Jesus being led into the wilderness to be tempted immediately following His baptism is […]

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Matthew 3.1 – John the Baptist and Jesus’ baptism

CHAPTER (THREE) SYNOPSIS = John the Baptist (1-12) and the Baptism of Jesus (13-17). Matthew’s account of these events is also recorded in (Luk 3:1-22; Mar 1:1-11 and Joh 1:19-34).  There are few events within the gospels that receive coverage by more than one of its authors, much less all of its authors! Such frequency […]

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Matthew 3.0 – John the Baptist and the Baptism of Jesus

CHAPTER (THREE) SYNOPSIS = John the Baptist (1-12) and the Baptism of Jesus (13-17). Matthew’s account of these events is also recorded in (Luk 3:1-22; Mar 1:1-11 and Joh 1:19-34).  There are few events within the gospels that receive coverage by more than one of its authors, much less all of its authors! Such frequency […]

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The Exclusivity of a Saving Christianity (Eph 4:5)

Have you submitted to ONE Lord? 1.1 He is the one who defines your Christianity or your Christiam faith. 1.2 He is the one you obey above everything else, or anyone else, no matter how difficult or demanding. 1.3 We are to view ourselves as doulos/slaves. Have you embraced the ONE faith? 2.1 Faith in […]

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Evangelical Myths – Part 2

Included in Paul’s instruction to pastors is the obligation to, “Have nothing to do with (i.e. reject) irreverent, silly myths [lit. imaginary beliefs promoted by old women and the world](1Ti 4:7).” In this respect, Paul’s goal for God’s Church is clear. He desires that congregations be equipped to discern and distance themselves from those doctrines […]

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Evangelical Myths – Part 1

Included in Paul’s instruction to pastors is the obligation to, “Have nothing to do with (i.e. reject) irreverent, silly myths [lit. imaginary beliefs promoted by old women and the world].” In this respect, Paul’s goal for God’s Church is clear. He desires that congregations be equipped to discern and distance themselves from those doctrines which […]

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Baptism: A Refresher

1. What is baptism? 2. Who has the authority to baptize? 3. Why is baptism necessary? 4. What about the thief on the cross and those dying? 5. How do we baptize? 6. Who can be baptized?

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