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Romans 6: Proclaiming Liberty for the CaptivesSingle MessageDaniel Williams09/12/2021
The Age of Reason: Further Developments of the EnlightenmentChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis09/12/2021
Romans 6: Salvation, Identity, and DominionSingle MessageJohn Gray09/05/2021
Resources to Help You Grow: Foundational Book ListSingle MessageSteven Leopold09/05/2021
The Grace of God Has Appeared in Jesus Christ (Romans 5)Single MessageJohn Gray08/29/2021
Having an Eternal PerspectiveSingle MessageJosiah Maddux08/29/2021
God Loves to Justify Sinners (Romans 4)Single MessageJohn Gray08/22/2021
Resources to Help You Grow: Foundational ArticlesSingle MessageSteven Leopold08/22/2021
Our Lack, God's Supply (Romans 2:11 - 3:31)Single MessageJohn Gray08/15/2021
The Enlightenment: Descartes and PascalChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis08/15/2021
The Purpose of the Law in RomansSingle MessageNathan Hager08/08/2021
Dealing with Your Struggles About the Church's Love for You - Part IISingle MessageJosiah Maddux08/08/2021
The Book of Deeds (Romans 2:6-10)Single MessageJohn Gray08/01/2021
Dealing with Your Struggles About the Church's Love for YouSingle MessageJosiah Maddux08/01/2021
Christ Who Saves from Wrath (Romans 1:16-2:11)Single MessageJohn Gray07/25/2021
Resources to Help You GrowSingle MessageSteven Leopold07/25/2021
The Gospel: It's All About Jesus (Romans 1:1-7)Single MessageJohn Gray07/18/2021
The Scientific Revolution: Developments in Medicine, Biology, and Chemistry in the 16th and 17th CenturiesChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis07/18/2021
How We Find Identity, Belonging, and Righteousness in HimSingle MessageJohn Gray07/11/2021
Worship in Heaven and on EarthSingle MessageSteven Leopold07/11/2021
Christ's New SocietySingle MessageDaniel Williams07/04/2021
A Biblical View of Our Need for KnowledgeSingle MessageJosiah Maddux07/04/2021
Remembering as a Spiritual DisciplineSingle MessageDaniel Williams06/27/2021
What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible in Our Lives?Single MessageSteven Leopold06/27/2021
Fatherhood with No Condemnation - Romans 8Single MessageJohn Gray06/20/2021
The Scientific Revolution: Challenging Western Christendom (1543-1687)Church History LecturesCatherine Weis06/20/2021
Logos, Life, Light of Men - Part 2Single MessageNathan Hager06/13/2021
Godly Curiosity in Reading and StudySingle MessageDeanna Perumalla06/13/2021
Wednesday's Word, June 9th 2021Wednesday's WordJohn Gray06/09/2021
Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series Chapter 4Baptism in the Holy Spirit - RevisitedDaniel Williams06/06/2021
A Primer on Worship, Part 2: Biblical Pattern of WorshipSingle MessageSam Chien Poon06/06/2021
Wednesday's Word, June 2nd, 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold06/02/2021
Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series Chapter 3Baptism in the Holy Spirit - RevisitedJohn Gray05/30/2021
The Great Commission and Your Role in It - Part IVSingle MessageSteven Leopold05/30/2021
Wednesday's Word, May 26th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold05/26/2021
Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series Chapter 2A & 2BBaptism in the Holy Spirit - RevisitedNathan Hager05/23/2021
Pursuing the Power of GodSingle MessageJosiah Maddux05/23/2021
Wednesday's Word, May 19th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold05/19/2021
Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series - Chapter 1Baptism in the Holy Spirit - RevisitedDaniel Williams05/16/2021
A Primer to Worship, Part 1: Worship & the Kingdom of GodSingle MessageSam Chien Poon05/16/2021
YWAM PresentationSingle MessageJessica Venegas05/09/2021
The Great Commission and Your Role in It - Part IIISingle MessageJosiah Maddux05/09/2021
The Shepherd and the MockerSingle MessageJohn Gray05/02/2021
The Great Commission and Your Role in It - Part IISingle MessageJosiah Maddux05/02/2021
Wednesday's Word, April 28th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold04/28/2021
Logos, Life, Light of MenSingle MessageNathan Hager04/25/2021
The Great Commission and Your Role in It - Part ISingle MessageJosiah Maddux04/25/2021
Wednesday's Word, April 21st 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold04/21/2021
Maturity in the Family of GodSingle MessageDaniel Williams04/18/2021
Spain and Portugal: Roman Catholic Empires in the Old and New Worlds - Part IIChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis04/18/2021
Wednesday's Word, April 14th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold04/14/2021
Miami Valley Women's Center Presentation 2021Single MessageJennifer Pett04/11/2021
Homily on the Scriptures (04-11-2021)Single MessageSteven Leopold04/11/2021
Wednesday's Word, April 7th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold04/07/2021
Celebrating Jesus' ResurrectionSingle MessageJohn Gray04/04/2021
A Broken Covenant Made UnbreakableSingle MessageSam Chien Poon04/04/2021
Finding PeaceSingle MessageJohn Gray03/28/2021
The Coming of the KingSingle MessageDaniel Williams03/28/2021
Don't Miss the Opportunity - Now is the Time to Humble Ourselves Before GodSingle MessageGreg Weis03/21/2021
Homily on the ScripturesSingle MessageSteven Leopold03/21/2021
Pursuing Deeper WorshipSingle MessageJosiah Maddux03/14/2021
See the Scriptures Series - Part 4: "Sabbath and Rest"Single MessageDaniel Williams03/07/2021
The Roman Catholic Church and the Counter-Reformation: 1500s-1600sChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis03/07/2021
City of God: Creating Christian CultureSingle MessageNathan Hager02/28/2021
The World's Systems: An Insurmountable EnemySingle MessageSteven Leopold02/28/2021
See the Scripture Series - Part 3: How God Clothes Us: the Theme of Nakedness/Shame and Clothing in the BibleSingle MessageJohn Gray02/21/2021
Dealing with Your Own Objections About God's Love for You - Part IISingle MessageJosiah Maddux02/21/2021
Loving God by Loving Your Brother: Laying Down Your Life to Gain a BrotherSingle MessageDaniel Williams02/14/2021
Spain and Portugal: Roman Catholic Empires in the Old and New WorldsChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis02/14/2021
Priest-King-Prophet: From Bread to WineSingle MessageNathan Hager02/07/2021
Grace Christian Fellowship: A Look at Who We AreSingle MessageDaniel Williams02/07/2021
Wednesday's Word, February 3rd 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold02/03/2021
Seeing the Scripture Series part Two: “The Tale of Two Curses”Single MessageJohn Gray01/31/2021
The Church is the Solution to the World’s ProblemsSingle MessageSteven Leopold01/31/2021
Wednesday's Word, January 27th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold01/27/2021
Loving God by Loving Your Brother: Jesus as Our Elder BrotherSingle MessageDaniel Williams01/24/2021
Dealing with Your Own Objections About God's Love for You - Part ISingle MessageJosiah Maddux01/24/2021
Wednesday's Word, January 20th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold01/20/2021
The Unshakable KingdomSingle MessageSteven Leopold01/17/2021
Resources, Testimonies, and a Commendation for Scripture MemorizationSingle MessageDaniel & Christiana Williams01/17/2021
Wednesday's Word, January 13th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold01/13/2021
Why Does GOD Only Get Ten Percent?Single MessageJohn Gray01/10/2021
Deliberate HospitalitySingle MessageSteven Leopold01/10/2021
Wednesday's Word, January 6th 2021Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold01/06/2021
Loving God by Loving Your Brother: Receiving Rebuke as a Prerequisite for Giving RebukeSingle MessageDaniel Williams01/03/2021
Being Intentional About Spiritual Growth - Part IISingle MessageJosiah Maddux01/03/2021
Wednesday's Word, December 30th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold12/30/2020
Search the Scriptures Series Chapter 4A: Setting Annual Bible Study GoalsSingle MessageGreg Weis12/27/2020
Patterns of Authority and the Spirit of JezebelSingle MessageNathan Hager12/27/2020
Jonah Part Three: "Jonah Under His Vine" and, Seeing The Scriptures Part One: "Vine and Fig Tree"Single MessageJohn Gray12/20/2020
Expansion of the Reformation in Europe and the rise of PietismChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis12/20/2020
Wednesday's Word, December 16th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold12/16/2020
Making Kingdom Centered DecisionsSingle MessageDaniel Williams12/13/2020
Emphasis 11Ag: Jesus: On Prayer & “The Lord’s Prayer” Pattern (Part 7)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis12/13/2020
Emphasis 11Af: Jesus: On Prayer & “The Lord’s Prayer” Pattern (Part 6)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis12/06/2020
Being Intentional About Spiritual GrowthSingle MessageJosiah Maddux12/06/2020
Wednesday's Word, December 2nd 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold12/02/2020
Knowing Our Father’s Heart, Part TwoSingle MessageJohn Gray11/29/2020
The Nonconformists: Puritans and Other Dissenters in England - Part IIIChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis11/29/2020
The Prodigal KingSingle MessageDaniel Williams11/22/2020
Emphasis 11Ae: Jesus: On Prayer (Part 5)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis11/22/2020
Wednesday's Word, November 18th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold11/18/2020
Emphasis 11Ad: Jesus: On Prayer (Part 4)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis11/15/2020
Knowing Our Father’s HeartSingle MessageJohn Gray11/15/2020
Wednesday's Word, November 11th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold11/11/2020
Emphasis 11Ac: Jesus: On Prayer (Part 3)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis11/08/2020
A Kingdom of PriestsSingle MessageNathan Hager11/08/2020
Three Takes on HalloweenSingle MessageSteven Leopold11/01/2020
The Nonconformists: Puritans and Other Dissenters in England - Part IIChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis11/01/2020
Wednesday's Word, October 28th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold10/28/2020
Jesus: On Prayer (Part 2)Single MessageGreg Weis10/25/2020
Stewarding God's MoneySingle MessageJosiah Maddux10/25/2020
Wednesday's Word, October 21st 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold10/21/2020
Jesus: On PrayerSingle MessageGreg Weis10/18/2020
Why Start A Bible Reading Plan Today?Single MessageJohn Gray10/18/2020
Wednesday's Word, October 14th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold10/14/2020
A City Set on a Hill – Psalm 48Single MessageJohn Gray10/11/2020
New Covenant Holy of HoliesSingle MessageNathan Hager10/11/2020
A Time to Sow and a Time to GatherSingle MessageGreg Weis10/04/2020
The Nonconformists: Puritans and other Dissenters in England - Part IChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis10/04/2020
Wednesday's Word, September 30th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold09/30/2020
Psalm 84: Being Near GodSingle MessageJohn Gray09/27/2020
Self-Sufficiency: A Rejection of God's Daily BreadSingle MessageDaniel Williams09/27/2020
Wednesday's Word, September 23rd 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold09/23/2020
GCF Appreciation Sunday Message, 2020Single MessageGreg Weis09/20/2020
Me, Myself, and My PrideSingle MessageJohn Gray09/20/2020Spirit, revival, worship
Visitation: When God Comes DownSingle MessageGreg Weis09/13/2020
Die Your Deaths and Suffer WellSingle MessageNathan Hager09/13/2020
Wednesday's Word, September 9th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold09/09/2020
Emphasis 11?c: Fasting (Continued)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis09/06/2020
The Anabaptists: Radical Reformers of the 16th Century and Their Legacy – Part IIChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis09/06/2020
Church Planting InternationalSingle MessageSteven Shepard08/30/2020Church, missions, missionaries, peru, mexico, uganda
The Power of the Gospel to PreserveSingle MessageSteven Shepard08/30/2020Grace, gospel, salvation, predestination, election, saved
Wednesday's Word, August 26th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold08/26/2020
Emphasis 11?b: FastingRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis08/23/2020
Sozo, What is It? Why You Need It!Single MessageAmber Poon08/23/2020Sozo, inner healing, emotional healing, healing, deliverance
Wednesday's Word, August 19th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold08/19/2020
Emphasis 11?a: Take Another Biblical Look at FastingRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis08/16/2020
Faith is a Key to Corporate AnointingSingle MessageDaniel Williams08/16/2020faith, anointing, prayer
Wednesday's Word, August 12th 2020Wednesday's WordGreg Weis08/12/2020
Unity Is a PromiseSingle MessageNathan Hager08/09/2020Church, unity, john 17
The Anabaptists: Radical Reformers of the 16th Century - Part IChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis08/09/2020Anabaptist, church history
Wednesday's Word, August 5th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold08/05/2020
Wrestling with GodSingle MessageSteven Leopold08/02/2020Commentary
Anxiety and the Presence of GodSingle MessageJohn Gray08/02/2020Anxiety, fear, worry, trust, faith
Wednesday's Word, July 29th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold07/29/2020
Emphasis 5Dg: Brief Intro. Survey of the Pentateuch w/ Focus on Exodus (Continued)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis07/26/2020
How We Think About TimeSingle MessageJosiah Maddux07/26/2020Time, management, stewardship
Wednesday's Word, July 22nd 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold07/22/2020
Emphasis 5Df: A Brief Introductory Survey of the Pentateuch w/ Focus on ExodusRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis07/19/2020
The King and His KingdomSingle MessageDaniel Williams07/19/2020King, kingdom
Wednesday's Word, July 15th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold07/12/2020
Emphasis 5De: A Brief Introductory Survey of the Pentateuch w/ Focus on ExodusRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis07/12/2020
John Knox, Scottish Protestant ReformerChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis07/12/2020John, knox, church, history
Wednesday's Word July 8th 2020Wednesday's WordDaniel Williams07/05/2020
Emphasis 5Dd: Brief Intro Survey of the Pentateuch w/ Focus on Genesis (Continued)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis07/05/2020
Daniel 9: Longing to See the Face of GodThe Book of DanielJohn Gray07/05/2020Daniel, 9, revelation
Reading and Commentary for July 5th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold07/01/2020Wednesday
Emphasis 5Dc: Brief Intro Survey of the Pentateuch w/ Focus on Genesis (Continued)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis06/28/2020
The Altar of Calling and PromiseSingle MessageDaniel Williams06/28/2020Alter, Calling, Promise
Reading and Commentary for June 28th 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold06/24/2020GCF, bible, reading, weekly, wednesday, commentary
Emphasis 5Db: Brief Intro Survey of the Pentateuch w/ Focus on GenesisRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis06/21/2020
Reading and Commentary for June 21st 2020Wednesday's WordSteven Leopold06/17/2020GCF, bible, reading, weekly, wednesday, commentary
Priests and Heirs: Through the Righteousness of FaithSingle MessageDaniel Williams06/21/2020GCF, bible, reading, weekly, wednesday, commentary
Emphasis 5Da: A Brief Introductory Survey of the Pentateuch w/ Focus on GenesisRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis06/14/2020
Family Worship & CatechismSingle MessageSteven Leopold06/14/2020Catechism, family, worship, gcf
Emphasis 5C: The Infallible Effectual Living Word of the Living GodRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis06/07/2020
John Calvin - Part 2Church History LecturesCatherine Weis06/07/2020Calvin, church, history, reformation
Emphasis 5B: Jesus Teaches About ScriptureRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis05/31/2020
The God of Peace Will Soon Crush Satan Under Your FeetSingle MessageJohn Gray05/31/2020Daniel, government, sovereignty, God
The Called Out Assembly Not the Called Out FewSingle MessageJosiah Maddux05/24/2020Work, church, commitment, service, involvement
Emphasis 5A2: Intro to Rediscovering & Restoring All the Scriptures as the Word of GodRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis05/17/2020
John Calvin - Part 1Church History LecturesCatherine Weis05/17/2020John, Calvin, church, history, calvinism
Emphasis 5A: Intro to Rediscovering & Restoring All the Scriptures as the Word of GodRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis05/10/2020
Tethers of GraceSingle MessageDaniel Williams05/10/2020Grace, Tether, Christian, God, good
Emphasis 4J: Christ Gave Gifts to Mankind: The Seven Service Gifts & Offices: ApostlesRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis05/03/2020
You Reap What You Sow: Sow LifeSingle MessageNathan Hager05/03/2020GCF, reap, repent, sow, life
Emphasis 4I: Christ Gave Gifts to Mankind: Seven Service Gifts & Offices - ProphetsRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis04/26/2020
Solomon Receives the Anointing and Then Loses it AllSingle MessageJohn Gray04/26/2020Solomon,gcf,loss,losing
Thoughts on COVID 19, Quarantine, LockDown, and Social DistancingSingle MessageGreg Weis04/19/2020Covid, corona, virus, quarantine, christian, fellowship, gcf, grace
Ulrich Zwingli and the Reformation in SwitzerlandChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis04/19/2020Ulrich, Zwingli, Reformation, Switzerland
Emphasis 4H: Christ Gave Gifts to Mankind: Seven Service Gifts & Offices - EvangelistRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis04/12/2020Grace, Christian, Fellowship, restore, biblical, Christianity
The Need for Christian CommunitySingle MessageJosiah Maddux04/12/2020Community, fellowship, grace, relationships, church
Emphasis 4G: Christ Gave Gifts to Mankind: Seven Service Gifts & OfficesRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis04/05/2020
A God Who Speaks: Divine AccomidationSingle MessageDaniel Williams04/05/2020God, accommodate, divine
Emphasis 4F: Christ Gave Gifts to Mankind: Seven Service Gifts & OfficesRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis03/29/2020
Walking in the Light - Pathway to DeliveranceSingle MessageNathan Hager03/29/2020Confession, confess, walk, walking, light
A Contrast of Kings, Part 2Single MessageJohn Gray03/22/2020Daniel, kings, God
Martin Luther, Reformation Giant - Part IIChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis03/22/2020Martin, luther, reformation, church, history
India ReportSingle MessageGreg Weis03/15/2020Report
A Contrast of KingsSingle MessageJohn Gray03/15/2020Daniel, kings, God
Worshiping When Everything Goes WrongThe Book of DanielJohn Gray03/08/2020Daniel, worship, martyr, faith
Our Heart Towards WorkSingle MessageJosiah Maddux03/08/2020Work, diligence, Bible, proverbs
Miami Valley Women's Center Guest PresentationSingle MessageJenny Shoup03/01/2020MVWC, Miami, valley, women, center, abortion, pregnancy, dayton, ohio
Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at HandSingle MessageDaniel Williams03/01/2020Kingdom, heaven, hand
Basic HamartiologySingle MessageSteven Leopold02/23/2020sin, hamartiology
Emphasis 4E: Christ Gave Gifts to Mankind: Seven Service Gifts & OfficesRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis02/16/2020
02-16-2020 Readings and CommentarySingle MessageGreg Weis02/16/2020commentary
Martin Luther, Reformation Giant - Part IChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis02/16/2020History, reformation, luther
Emphasis 4D: NT Leadership: Roles, Titles, Models, Qualifications, and DevelopmentRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis02/09/2020
Love, Obedience, FruitSingle MessageNathan Hager02/09/2020Obedience, Christian
02-02-2020 Readings and CommentarySingle MessageGreg Weis02/02/2020Reading, Scripture, GCF, calander
Emphasis 4C: More About NT Leadership Terms, Functions, and OfficesRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis02/02/2020
What Was David's Secret?Single MessageJohn Gray02/02/2020Samuel, David, Saul, humble
Emphasis 4B: More About NT Leadership Terms, Functions, and OfficesRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis01/26/2020
Filling Your Life with the ScripturesSingle MessageJosiah Maddux01/26/2020Scripture, bible, word, God
Emphasis 4A: Introduction to NT Leadership Terms, Functions & OfficesRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis01/19/2020
From William Tyndale to King JamesChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis01/19/2020Bible, history, church, tyndale, kjv, king, james
An Introduction to Resources for Growth from Grace Christian FellowshipSingle MessageGreg Weis01/12/2020GCF, books, resources
Chapter 3Ce: Introduction to Understanding the New Testament - Part ERediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis01/12/2020
Chapter 3Cd: Introduction to Understanding the New Testament - Part DRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis01/05/2020
Resolutions, Goals, Discipline, The Dominion Mandate, and Practical StepsSingle MessageSteven Leopold01/05/2020Goals, new year, resolutions
An Advent MeditationSingle MessageJohn Gray01/05/2020Christ, Christmas, incarnation
Chapter 3Cc: Introduction to Understanding the New Testament: Part CRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis12/29/2019
Chapter 3Cb: Introduction to Understanding the New Testament: Part BRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis12/29/2019
Chapter 3C: Introduction to Understanding the New Testament: Part ARediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis12/22/2019
About My Father's BusinessSingle MessageDaniel Williams12/22/2019Parenting, Father, leaving
The Incarnation of ChristSingle MessageAnvesh Perumalla12/15/2019Christ, Christmas, incarnation
William Tyndale, God's OutlawChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis12/15/2019William, Tyndale, Church history, Bible
Chapter 3B: Thirteen Word Pictures of Christ's Church from the Church at EphesusRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis12/08/2019
The Feet of ChristSingle MessageNathan Hager12/08/2019Feet, images, Christ, imagery, word, pictures, GCF
Chapter 3A: An Introduction to Word Pictures of Christ's ChurchRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis12/01/2019
Spiritual Authority in Your Life Comes from the Authority of ChristSingle MessageJohn Gray12/01/2019Submission, authority, leaders, gcf
Chapter 2D: Grace DeliveredRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis11/24/2019
ThanksgivingSingle MessageSteven Leopold12/01/2019Thanksgiving, thanks, Gratitude, gcf
Chapter 2: Grace-Based vs. Performance-Based Approaches from Start to Finish - Part CRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis11/17/2019
John Wycliffe, Morningstar of the ReformationChurch History LecturesCatherine Weis11/17/2019GCF, John Wycliffe, reformation
Chapter 2: Grace-Based vs. Performance-Based Approaches from Start to Finish - Part BRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis11/10/2019
The Necessity of PrayerSingle MessageJosiah Maddux11/10/2019Prayer, GCF, need
Chapter 2: Grace Based vs. Performance Based Approaches from Start to FinishRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis11/03/2019
An Opportunity for OfferingSingle MessageDaniel Williams11/03/2019gcf, offering, opportunity, worship
Chapter 1: Loving GodRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis10/27/2019
Rediscovering (Rethinking) & Restoring (Rebuilding) His Pattern - Part CRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis10/27/2019Rediscovering (Rethinking) & Restoring (Rebuilding) His Pattern - Part C: A survey of 15 emphasis for rediscovery and restoration
Rediscovering (Rethinking) & Restoring (Rebuilding) His Pattern - Part BRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis10/27/2019Rediscovering (Rethinking) & Restoring (Rebuilding) His Pattern - Part B: Rediscovering His Pattern
Rediscovering (Rethinking) & Restoring (Rebuilding) His Pattern - Part ARediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (19 - 23)Greg Weis10/27/2019Rediscovering (Rethinking) & Restoring (Rebuilding) His Pattern - Part A: Why we need to do a rethink.
Operation Reconciliation 2019: Lesson 2Operation Reconciliation 2019Greg Weis10/09/2019RCF
Operation Reconciliation 2019: Lesson 1Operation Reconciliation 2019Greg Weis10/02/2019RCF
In the Midst of UsSingle MessageJohn Gray10/13/2019Midst, Presence, God
Meekness and MercySingle MessageJohn Gray10/06/2019Mercy, meeknessIn this sermon, we're going to take a closer look at that most beautiful and precious character trait of our beloved God: mercy. And with it, the meekness of Christ.
The Example of Mary - A Deeper Look into John 12:1-8Single MessageChristy Shepard09/28/2019Mary, John
Church Planting InternationalSingle MessageSteven Shepard09/29/2019Church Planting, internationalGuest speaker Steven Shepard gives a presentation about the missions work that Church Planting International is doing.
The Five SolasSingle MessageSteven Shepard09/29/2019Solas, reformation, ChristGuest speaker Steven Shepard gives overview of the five solas of the reformation.
Eight Psalm Genres - Part BGuide to the PsalmsGreg Weis09/22/2019PsalmsChapter 7B of the "Guide to the Psalms" series
Eight Psalm Genres - Part AGuide to the PsalmsGreg Weis09/15/2019PsalmsChapter 7 of the "Guide to the Psalms" series.
Living Well; Ending WellSingle MessageEric Meyer09/08/2019Philippians
To Live is Christ, to Die is GainSingle MessageEric Meyer09/08/2019Death
The Nature of Hebrew Poetry - Parallelism CategoriesGuide to the PsalmsGreg Weis09/01/2019PsalmsChapter 6 of the "Guide to the Psalms" series.
The Nature of Hebrew Poetry - 8 Literary Devices in Biblical ImageryGuide to the PsalmsGreg Weis08/18/2019PsalmsChapter 5 of the "Guide to the Psalms" series.
The Nature of Hebrew Poetry - ParallelismGuide to the PsalmsGreg Weis08/11/2019PsalmsChapter 4 of the "Guide to the Psalms" series.
The Nature of Hebrew PoetryGuide to the PsalmsGreg Weis08/04/2019PsalmsChapter 3 of the "Guide to the Psalms" series.
Introduction to the Wisdom Literature & the Nature of Hebrew PoetryGuide to the PsalmsGreg Weis07/28/2019PsalmsChapter 2 of the "Guide to the Psalms" series
Gloryshine India - Caring Across BordersSingle MessageJoseph Janga07/21/2019GloryshineGuest speaker Joseph Janga speaks about Glorshine India and their various church plants.
The Gospel Overflowing into GivingSingle MessageJohn Weis07/21/2019Giving, GenerosityBecause of the grace of God, the Corithian saints joyfully give to support the saints in Jerusalem, all by the transformation brought about by the gospel. Therefore, as those who have received freely from the Lord, let us lay hold of His promises, and cheerfully aid our brothers in Christ.
The Use of Psalms in the New TestamentGuide to the PsalmsGreg Weis07/14/2019PsalmsChapter 1 of the "Guide to the Psalms" series.
Overview of "Follow Me" by David PlattSingle MessageGreg Weis07/07/2019Follow, meAn overview of the book "Follow Me" by David Platt. Presented by Greg Weis.
The Freedom of Walking by the SpiritSingle MessageJohn Weis06/30/2019SpiritThose who are called to freedom through Jesus Christ must not please themselves, nor walk in the flesh, but walk according to the Holy Spirit of God. Therefore, as those called to walk by the Spirit, let us crucify the flesh and fulfill the law of loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 50, Lord's Day 52)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart06/30/2019PraiseLord's Day 52 - Our Protection and Praise
Rejoicing in All Things in GodSingle MessageJohn Weis06/23/2019Salvation, graceBecause of God's grace, all those who trust in Christ can rejoice even in the midst of great suffering, because the Holy Spirit has poured out His love in their hearts. Therefore, as those who have been justified by faith, let us praise God in all circumstances, for He will sustain by His Spirit even until the day of Christ Jesus.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 49, Lord's Day 50-51)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart06/23/2019Prayer, forgive, forgivenessLord's Day 50-51 - Provision and Pardon
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 48, Lord's Day 48-49)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart06/16/2019PrayerLord's Day 48-49 - The Kingdom Coming
The Opportunity of OffenseSingle MessageGreg Weis06/16/2019Forgive, forgiveness, bitterness, bitter
God Sends the Spirit to Gather the NationsEastertide 2019John Weis06/09/2019Holy Spirit, PentecostIn the outpouring of the Spirit, God fulfills His covenant promises and sets apart His people to witness to the present reign of Jesus Christ upon the earth. Therefore, as those called by Christ, let us repent of our sins and continually receive the gift of the Holy Spirit that we might be His faithful people.
The Ascension of the Lamb of GodEastertide 2019John Weis06/02/2019Lamb, slainAs those redeemed by the Lamb - called to be His kingdom and priests to Him - let us worship and adore Him continually, trusting that His reign is perfect.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 47, Lord's Day 46-47)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart06/02/2019Praise, adorationLord's Day 46-47 - Praise and Adoration
The Triune God Dwelling with UsEastertide 2019John Weis05/26/2019TrinityAs Jesus goes to the cross, He promises to ask the Father to send another Helper - the Spirit who will fill His disciples' lives with all the fullness of God.
The Worthiest of ServantsSingle MessageJohn Gray05/26/2019HumilityIn this passage, which you may find offensive, we find out how the disciples discovered a new identity--on the other side of the cross.
The New Commandment in Christ JesusEastertide 2019John Weis05/19/2019LoveAs Jesus was glorified on the cross, He obediently loved the Father, that this very same love would transform His disciples, bringing them out of darkness and into light.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 46, Lord's Day 45)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart05/19/2019Prayer, prayLord's Day 45 - Teach us to Pray
The Good Shepherd and the FatherEastertide 2019John Weis05/12/2019ShepherdJesus testifies that His works reveal Him as the Good Shepherd sent by the Father to gather His sheep into His fold.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 45, Lord's Day 44)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart05/12/2019Covet, envyLord's Day 44 - Coveting or Contentment
The Resurrected Christ Restores PeterEastertide 2019John Weis05/05/2019RestorationAs Jesus reveals Himself in the miracle of the fish and the meal on the shore, He restores Peter from his fall to follow Him again.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 44, Lord's Day 43)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart05/05/2019Honest, true, truth, lieLord's Day 43 - Being Truthful
The Risen Christ Proclaims PeaceEastertide 2019John Weis04/28/2019RisenAs the disciples cower in fear of the Jews, Jesus enters to proclaim His peace, commission with the Father's purpose, and anoint with the Spirit's power.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 43, Lord's Day 42)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart04/28/2019Generosity, stewardshipLord's Day 42 - Generosity and Stewardship
Christ's Resurrection and Our WitnessEastertide 2019John Weis04/21/2019EasterBecause Christ has been raised from the dead, God's people can live in confidence that as Christ reigns over His enemies, we too will rise in His final victory against death.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 42, Lord's Day 41)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart04/21/2019Chastity, purity, lust, sexLord's Day 41 - Chastity
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 41, Lord's Day 40)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart04/14/2019Murder, hateLord's Day 40 - Not Murder but Caring
The Triumphal Entry Unto DefeatLent 2019John Weis04/14/2019Palm, SundayAs Jesus enters Jerusalem, He comes as Prophet, King, and Priest, calling His people to return, conquering all of their enemies, and offering up His own blood.
God's Sovereign Plan in the Cross of ChristLent 2019John Weis04/07/2019SovereignAs the Passover approaches, Jesus draws near to Jerusalem, even as the Pharisees and Judas conspire to kill Him, in order to gather the children of God scattered abroad.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 40, Lord's Day 39)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart04/07/2019AuthorityLord's Day 39 - Authority
The Perfect Kingdom Pt. 2Overview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart03/31/2019Revelation, Jesus, Christ, Millennial
God's Grace for Prodigals and LegalistsLent 2019John Weis03/31/2019Prodigal, son, legal, legalismJesus warns those who grumble at God's gracious reception of sinners against presuming that they are not likewise in need of mercy. As those who have both played the part of the younger and elder brother, let us renounce our wanton living and legalism and delight in our presence through Christ with the Father.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 39, Lord's Day 38)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart03/31/2019Lord's Day, Sunday, SabbathLord's Day 38 - The Lord's Day
Drinking of Christ, the Living WaterLent 2019John Weis03/24/2019Samaritan woman, well, waterJesus Christ calls the Samaritan woman to ask of Him a drink of the Living Water, He alone who will quench her thirst. Let us come to drink from the source of life, Christ the Living Water, that we may never thirst again.
They (All) Bear Witness About MeSingle MessageJohn Gray03/24/2019Psalm 110While all of the Hebrew Scriptures are about Jesus, this psalm is one of the most clear and complete passages that explains the roles of Jesus as King, Priest, and Son of Man.
Jesus Warns on His Way to JerusalemLent 2019John Weis03/17/2019warningAs He sets His face toward Jerusalem to be crucified, Jesus warns the people of Israel to repent lest the nation be destroyed.
How to Pray When We're AfraidThe Book of DanielJohn Gray03/17/2019scaredThis psalm doesn't teach us how to be fearless. It teaches us how to be afraid in the right way. It teaches us how to come to God with our troubles. David was not focused totally on fixing the problem in his life. Rather, hope in God was the driving force in his life.
Christ Defeats Satan with the ScripturesLent 2019John Weis03/10/2019bread, wildernessFilled with the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures, though weakened by fasting Jesus powerfully overcomes the temptations of the devil to reject God's authority. As those called to imitate Christ, let us learn from Him how to defeat the temptations of our enemy through treasuring God's word.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 38, Lord's Day 36 and 37)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart03/10/2019Name, vain, second, commandmentLord's Day 36 and 37: Our Attitude in Worship
The Transfiguration of Jesus ChristEpiphany 2019John Weis03/03/2019TransfigurationIn the Transfiguration, Jesus Christ is shown as the divine Son of God and Messiah, the Prophet to whom we must listen and obey.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 37, Lord's Day 35)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart03/03/2019commandments, 10, tenLord's Day 35 - The Second Commandment: No Images
The Commandments of Jesus ChristEpiphany 2019John Weis02/24/2019Commandments, love, enemiesJesus teaches His disciples what holy living requires; transformation that bears the fruit of sanctification, all flowing from God's redemption of our lives.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 36, Lord's Day 34)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart02/24/2019first, commandmentLord's Day 34 - The Law and the First Commandment
Jesus Christ, Greater than MosesEpiphany 2019John Weis02/17/2019Christ, MosesRecapitulating the Exodus, Jesus Christ shows Himself as greater than Moses, calling forth His apostles, healing the people, and teaching the law of God.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 35, Lord's Day 33)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart02/17/2019Good, worksLord's day 33: Good Works
Jesus Christ, Lord of the SabbathEpiphany 2019John Weis02/10/2019Christ, Lord, sabbathAs God's redeemed people, we must resist legalism, but likewise must recognize the significant blessing of God's plan of restoration in each Lord's Day.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 34, Lord's Day 32)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart02/10/2019CatechismHeidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 32
Jesus Christ, Our Healer and SaviorEpiphany 2019John Weis02/03/2019HealBy His miraculous power, Jesus Christ gloriously healed the sick, that all of God's people might know He has authority to forgive sins.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 33, Lord's Day 31)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart02/03/2019Keys, kingdomLord's Day 31: The Keys to the Kingdom
Jesus Christ, Lord over the DeepEpiphany 2019John Weis01/27/2019Christ, fishAs Jesus calls His disciples, He reveals the greatness of His power through the miracle of the great catch of fish, showing forth His lordship and glory. Seeing the power and sufficiency of Christ, let us joyfully forsake all other things in order to follow Christ, even as we call others to trust in Him.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 32, Lord's Day 30)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart01/27/2019SupperLord's Supper Part 3 - Who ought to partake of the meal?
Jesus' Rejection in NazarethEpiphany 2019John Weis01/20/2019ChristDespite the violent rejection from his countrymen, Jesus manifests His glory in Nazareth, showing God's sovereignty in giving grace to His people.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 31, Lord's Day 29)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart01/20/2019Table, supperLord's day 29: Holy Supper, Pt. 2
The Baptism of Jesus as Forerunner of Christian Water BaptismEpiphany 2019Greg Weis01/13/2019Baptism, new, testamentAs in all things, Christ is the pattern that we as Christians are to follow. His baptism was to be an example for us as believers.
The Blessed Wedding at CanaEpiphany 2019John Weis01/06/2019WeddingAs Christ has cleaned His people and given them unceasing joy, let us be filled with His Spirit as we celebrate His redemption.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 30, Lord's Day 28)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart01/06/2019TableLord's day 28: Holy Supper, Pt. 1
Devoting Ourselves to Good Works in ChristAdvent & Christmas 2018John Weis12/30/2018Titus
If You Pray Like Moses...Single MessageJohn Gray12/30/2018Psalm, 90This psalm invites us to consider God; though we don't have long to live, He never changes; it calls us to pray like Moses prayed, and to be satisfied by the love and favor of the Lord when we seek Him in prayer. Think about that.
God's Providence over the MessiahAdvent & Christmas 2018John Weis12/23/2018Christmas, ChristThough Herod attempts to slay the Messiah, God preserves the True King of Israel who will reign in righteousness forever. Though our adversary still rages against God's people, we can trust only what God has ordained may come to pass.
The Reign of the Shepherd of BethlehemAdvent & Christmas 2018John Weis12/23/2018Christ, MicahIn the midst of God's seeming absence, He will bring forth a Ruler from Bethlehem who will shepherd His people, causing them to dwell with Him in peace.
What It Means That God Is With UsSingle MessageJohn Gray12/23/2018John, ChristmasOur invisible God has come in the flesh in the Man Christ Jesus. The Spirit of Jesus is with us today. Because of His Presence among us, we may have special fellowship with God and with fellow Christians. Here are two common barriers that limit our fellowship with our God and with one another.
Sing for Joy, for God Will Save His PeopleAdvent & Christmas 2018John Weis12/16/2018Christ, advent, Christmas, salvation, joyDespite the judgment against Israel's sins, God Himself will take away her judgments and restore her with His love.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 29, Lord's Day 27)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart12/16/2018Catechism, heidelberg. baptism, pedo, credo. infantWe take a look at questions 72 - 74 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
Preparing for the Day of the LordAdvent & Christmas 2018John Weis12/09/2018Christ, Christmas, AdventIn the blindness of our sin, we trivialize the coming of Christ because we don't recognize the depth of our need for healing, which God desires to accomplish.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 28, Lord's Day 26)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart12/09/2018Christ, catechism, heidelberg, baptismWe take a look at questions questions 69 - 71 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
God's Promise of the Righteous BranchAdvent & Christmas 2018John Weis12/02/2018Christ, advent, Christmas,Despite their manifold sins, God will raise up a righteous Branch for David who will restore His people, multiplying them into a great host that cannot be measured.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 27, Lord's Day 25)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart12/02/2018Christ, catechism, heidelbergWe take a look at questions 65 - 68 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
The Reign of the Son of DavidSingle MessageJohn Weis11/25/2018ChristThe Lord has fulfilled His promise to David by raising up His Son, Jesus Christ, to the throne over all things - powers, rulers, authorities, and nations. Seeing the glory of the Anointed King in His Reign, let us shout for joy as we obey His rule, that one day we would reign with Him.
"Thank You for Your Steadfast Love!"Single MessageJohn Gray11/25/2018Psalm 100This Psalm is a how-to manual for meeting God in your quiet time, when you think of Him through the day when you're at work. It reminds us how to go through the gospel every day, because it is when we put everything on hold and turn our attention to the Son who was crucified on our behalf that we see and know God. Loud praise and thank you's for His steadfast love is the fitting response.
Thessalonians - Building Up the Body of ChristAn Exposition of ThessaloniansJohn Weis11/18/2018Thessalonians, fellowship, community, encouragement, supportAs God has formed the Thessalonian church, Paul urges them to continue building one another up in holiness and good deeds, encouraging one another as they follow Christ.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 26, Lord's Day 24)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart11/18/2018Christ, catechism, heidelberg
Three Core Values of the Ministry of JesusSingle MessageNed Berube11/11/2018Christ, GCF, Future, vision
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 25, Lord's Day 23)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart11/11/2018Christ, catechism, heidelberg, righteousHow are you righteous? Today we examine questions 59 - 61 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
Ordination of John Gray and Anvesh PerumallaSingle MessageTom Kelby11/11/2018pastor, elder, shepherdTom Kelby gives a special message at the ordination of John Gray and Anvesh Perumalla
We Need Our Feet WashedSingle MessageTom Kelby11/11/2018Love, community, churchWe as the Church need to be united in a practical and not merely theoretical way. We need to love one another by living life together and admonishing one another in the Lord.
Thessalonians - Called to SanctificationAn Exposition of ThessaloniansJohn Weis11/04/2018Thessalonians, hope, simplicityAs those called to new life in Christ, Paul urges the Thessalonians to walk in purity and holiness, loving one another and waiting with hope of Christ's return.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 24, Lord's Day 22)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart11/04/2018Christ, catechism, heidelberg, life, deathWe continue to take a look at questions 57 and 58 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
Thessalonians - Communion in Christ's ChurchAn Exposition of ThessaloniansJohn Weis10/28/2018Thessalonians, fellowship, love, suffering, afflictionEven in the midst of afflictions, our God is able to cause His people to abound in love for one another, that we would be a holy people.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 23, Lord's Day 22)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart10/28/2018Christ, catechism, heidelberg, life, deathWe take a look at questions 57 and 58 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
Thessalonians - Godly Marks of MinistryAn Exposition of ThessaloniansJohn Weis10/21/2018Christ, Thessalonians, Paul, seriesSeeing the fruit which attends Godly ministry, we must be all the more eager to diligently obey our leaders as they charge us to walk in a manner worthy of God.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 22, Lord's Day 21)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart10/21/2018Christ, catechism, heidelbergWe take a look at questions 54-56 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
Thessalonians - The Power of the GospelAn Exposition of ThessaloniansJohn Weis10/14/2018Christ, Thessalonians, Paul, seriesBecause of the powerful work of the Spirit in the gospel, Paul urges the Thessalonians to continue serving God as they await Jesus Christ's return.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 21, Lord's Day 20)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart10/14/2018Christ, catechism, Holy SpiritWe take a look at question 53 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
The Reign of God and His AnointedSingle MessageJohn Weis10/07/2018ChristThough Israel rejected the Messiah, God vindicated His Son and set Him as King over all things, for the blessing of all those in His Church.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 20, Lord's Day 19)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart10/07/2018Christ, catechism
The Blessed Man in ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis09/30/2018Christ, psalm, one, 1, Bible, wordKnowing how Jesus Christ defeated His opponents, by making God's word His joy, let us give ourselves to discovering that same well of joy to overcome the sin which so easily entangles.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 19, Lord's Day 18)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart09/30/2018Christ, union, dual, natureWe take a look at questions 48 and 49 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
The Testimony of the Lord JesusSingle MessageJohn Weis09/23/2018Christ, creation, fulfillmentGod has graciously put forth His glory in both His creation and in His word so that His people would know Him and faithfully keep His covenant. Knowing the fulfilment of God's word brought about by Jesus, Christians should wholeheartedly cling to the Gospel promise, treasuring them above every other earthly thing.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 18, Lord's Day 17)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart09/23/2018Christ, death, benefit, question, catechismWe examine question 47 of the Heidelberg Catechism and questions 51 and 52 of the Westminister Larger Catechism.
Preaching the Power of GodSingle MessageJohn Weis09/16/2018Christ, gospel, power, save, weaknessThrough the preaching of the word of the cross, the glad news that Christ was crucified in the place of sinners, God powerfully saves sinners. Because God has chosen His people, though they were despised by the world, they ought to gloriously boast in Jesus Christ, for through Him they have redemption.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 17, Lord's Day 17)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart09/16/2018Catechism, question, 45, ChristWe go through some review and then we examine question 45 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
God Instructs Sinners in the WaySingle MessageJohn Weis09/09/2018Christ, David, prayerBecause of God's steadfast love, David faithfully asks for direction and deliverance in the midst of his distress and trouble. Because Christ trusted God in the midst of violent opposition, we too may call upon Him, no matter the circumstance, for He is the God who redeems His people.
Jesus is Praying This for UsSingle MessageJohn Gray09/09/2018Christ, prayer, high, priest
The Lord's Beautiful Dwelling PlaceSingle MessageJohn Weis09/02/2018delight, joy, presence, God, worshipBeing in the dwelling place of the Lord is a delight to the soul and refreshing to the heart, for in it, we meet with God Himself. Seeing the benefits, those who are in Christ must not neglect the great privilege of meeting through His people, His Church in which He dwells.
Orthodoxy Must Become OrthopraxySingle MessageJohn Gray09/02/2018Practice, apply, application, live
How to Have Joy in God (Keep Yourself from Idols)Single MessageJohn Gray08/26/2018idol, love, hedonism, happiness, pleasure, worship, love, delightGod made you to enjoy Him, to have your greatest satisfaction in Him, and to treasure Him above all others. Neglecting to enjoy God supremely is idolatry and warrants His judgment.
The House of the Greater SolomonSingle MessageJohn Weis08/26/2018Christ, Solomon, temple, glory, filledThough the glory which filled Solomon's temple was great, the glory which fills the Church is far greater, for Christ has risen and ascended to the throne over all the earth. As those who have inherited the promises, we ought to highly esteem that which we celebrate each Lord's Day in corporate worship, remembering that which God has done to save His people.
Walking in Love and LightSingle MessageJohn Weis08/19/2018Love, transform, new, life, christianBecause Christ's sacrifice atoned for our sins, we can forever forsake those idolatries and lusts in which we formerly walked, but instead be filled with the Spirit to walk in newness of life. Christ's love for us has transformed us, therefore, let us walk in the freedom which He has purchased with His blood.
The Robe of the KingSingle MessageJohn Gray08/19/2018Christ, Joseph, shadow, foreshadow, type, typologyIn Joseph's life, we see many shadows of Jesus, who is likewise the favored son of His Father, is clothed in a king's robe, rules over all the nations in order to care for them and provide them with bread; even though He was betrayed by His brothers, it was all part of His masterful plan to bring all things together under His rule.
The New Way of Life in ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis08/12/2018New, life, way, Christ, holyBecause of God's great mercy, all those in Christ must put off the old self, stained by sin, and put on the new self, walking in holiness with God and neighbor.
Delight, Discipline, and Destiny: A Meditation on the First PsalmSingle MessageJohn Gray08/12/2018Delight, psalm, 1, one, wordThis first psalm shows the unshakable joy of the person whose daily habit is to drink deeply from the water of the Scriptures, wherein one may meet God and hear His voice.
The Bread which Never PerishesSingle MessageJohn Weis08/05/2018Christ, bread, life, hungerAfter the Feeding of the Five-Thousand, Jesus teaches the crowd that He, rather than the loaves and fishes, is He the Only One who truly satisfies the unsatiable soul. Unless we behold Jesus Christ through the eyes of faith in His promise, we ourselves will never come to Him to trust and know Him as the supreme satisfaction of our lives.
Lifted Up for All to SeeSingle MessageJohn Gray08/05/2018Christ, cross, sacrifice, serpentJust as the accursed serpent in the wilderness was lifted up by Moses so that anyone who looked at it would live, so Jesus became sin and was cursed for us so that we might be saved from the bite of sin and might become the righteousness of God.
A Hard Heart Will Cost You Your Sanity and Your SoulSingle MessageJohn Gray07/29/2018Hard, heart, soulRepeatedly refusing the grace of God to escape temptation will blind you and you won't see Jesus as He is, even when He's right in front of you.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 16, Lord's Day 16)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart07/29/2018Christ, death, hell, victoryToday we examine Christ death and our own, as well as Christ's descent into Hell.
The Perfect Kingdom, Part 1Overview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart07/22/2018Christ, Revelation, kingdom, BibleWe take an introductory look at the book of Revelation as we begin to look at the Perfected Kingdom.
EnoughSingle MessageJohn Gray07/22/2018Enough, content, contentment, satisfaction, greedAs Christians, we are called to be content with what God gives to us, to be free from the love of wealth, and to be thankful for what we have. We are enabled to do this by delighting in God above all else and by trusting Him to provide all that we need.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 15, Lord's Day 15)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart07/22/2018Christ, catechism, heidelburg, Lord, dayWe take a look at questions 37, 38, and 39 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
God Provides a Lamb to Save a SonSingle MessageJohn Gray07/15/2018Lamb, Christ, God, provide, substituteWe see the glory of the grace of God in the foreshadowing of Jesus' sacrifice of Himself for sinners. Like the ram substituted for Abraham's only son, the only Son of God substituted for the lambs of God's flock, so that we can become sons of God.
Ecclesiastical Commitment - God's Grace in CommunitySingle MessageSteven Leopold07/15/2018Church, commitment, EcclesiologyThe closer look at how God's grace is attained through the church.
The Glory of God in ZionSingle MessageJohn Weis07/08/2018Zion, city, God, churchGod has graciously decreed that His glory and power be seen in the midst of His people, the city of God called Zion, throughout all generations.
The Freedom of Self-ForgetfulnessSingle MessageJohn Gray07/08/2018Self, forget, humility, pride, hatred, rejectionAs we submit to the biblical command to not be "puffed up," we must not allow ourselves to think to humility is some type of self-hatred. Biblical humility will protect us from both self-love and self-hatred. Biblical humility is to be self-forgetful.
Philippians - The Community of the ChurchAn Exposition of PhilippiansJohn Weis07/01/2018Philippians, love, ChristAs a wise overseer, Paul addresses issues in the flock, encouraging them to the obedience, harmony, and brotherly love that befits the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 14, Lord's Day 14)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart07/01/2018Christ, confession, creed, belief, church, heresyWe take a look at questions 35 and 36 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
Philippians - The Upward Call of GodAn Exposition of PhilippiansJohn Weis06/24/2018Christ, righteousness, philippiansKnowing the spiritual dangers of the sin of self-righteousness, Paul warns the Philippians to renounce what lies behind and press on toward their eternal reward in Christ Jesus.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 13, Lord's Day 13B)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart06/24/2018Christ, confession, creed, belief, LordWe take a look at question 35 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
Philippians - Thinking After ChristAn Exposition of PhilippiansJohn Weis06/17/2018Christ, humility, servantChrist's humbling Incarnation, Death, and subsequent vindication in the Ascension by the Father not only shows His glory, but demonstrates for us the manner of life which pleases God.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 12, Lord's Day 13)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart06/17/2018Christ, Creed, catechism, Word, bible, scripture, ChristianWe take a look at questions 33 and 34 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
The Proclaimed KingdomOverview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart06/10/2018Christ, kingdom, preach, proclaim, overview, Bible, God, big, pictureWe take a look at the proclaimed Kingdom, from Christ's ascension until His second coming.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 11, Lord's Day 12)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart06/10/2018Christ, Creed, catechism, AnointWe take a look at questions 31 and 32 of the Heidelburg Catechism.
Philippians - Suffering for His SakeAn Exposition of PhilippiansJohn Weis06/10/2018Christ, love, Paul, ChurchKnowing the struggle which the Philippian saints will endure, Paul demonstrates the self-sacrificial love in the imitation of Christ which works for the joy of others. Only by understanding the glory of our eternal reward with Jesus Christ can we be willing to suffer for His sake, serving as living witnesses of the grace of God to our neighbors.
The Godly Husband - As Christ Loved the ChurchMen's AdvanceJohn Weis06/02/2018Christ, husband, love, church, wifeThroughout the Scriptures, God demonstrates His calling upon Christian husbands to imitate Christ's death - His powerful, efficacious love which transforms His Bride, the Church. Understanding the privileges and responsibilities of holy matrimony, Christian men must use God's grace in faith-filled obedience, living and acting in accord with His promises.
Philippians - The Affection of Christ JesusAn Exposition of PhilippiansJohn Weis06/03/2018Christ, Philippians, gospel, love, affectionPaul's pastoral letter to the Philippian church reveals the fruit of a heart transformed by the gracious love of Jesus Christ. As disciples of Christ, we ought to demonstrate the same manner of love and affection for our fellow brothers, as we imitate Paul who imitated Christ.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 10, Lord's Day 11)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart06/03/2018Christ, catechism, heidelburg, Lord, dayWe examine questions 29 and 30 of the Heidelburg Catechism.
Living before the Triune GodSingle MessageJohn Weis05/27/2018Christ, Spirit, Father, holy, walk, live, trinityThrough the cross of Christ, believers are delivered from bondage to sin in order to walk according to the leading of the Spirit as the true sons of God.
The Prodigal FatherSingle MessageJohn Gray05/27/2018Christ, Father, love, prodigal, sonAs we examine Luke 15:11-32 we see the prodigious love that the Father has for all His children. This passage tells us how we must respond to that love and grace, and also gives us an example of how not to respond to His love and grace.
The Holy Spirit Who Brings LifeEastertide 2018John Weis05/20/2018Christ, Holy, Spirit, Pentecost, lifeIn Ezekiel's vision, Yahweh promises to bring new life to His wayward people by the Spirit which comes through prophecy - the preaching of His word.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 9, Lord's Day 10)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart05/20/2018God, providence, creed, Heidelberg, catechismProvidence is God's preservation in creation continuing through concurrence with His creation toward the government of all His creation to His appointed end. Therefore we can be patient and thankful while trusting and resting in His goodness.
The Present Kingdom, Part 2Overview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart05/20/2018Bible, overview, gospel, kingdomWe take a look at the Present kingdom, starting at the advent of Christ, and continuing until His second coming.
Operation Reconciliation Pt. 9, Using Your Local Church as a Critical ResourceOperation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold05/15/2018Christ, evangelism, gospel, word, power, bible, scripturePart nine of the Operation Reconciliation series
The Glorious Ascension and Reign of ChristEastertide 2018John Weis05/13/2018Christ, Spirit, ascension, powerJust before Jesus ascends into the heavens, He instructs His apostles to wait for the baptism of the Spirit, by Whom they proclaim His glorious Resurrection and Ascension. As disciples of the Lord Jesus, we therefore eagerly desire that God would grant us a greater measure of the Spirit, by whom we would walk in a manner worthy of our calling.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 8, Lord's Day 9)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart05/13/2018Father, catechism, HeidelbergThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Ten
Operation Reconciliation Pt. 8, The Good NewsOperation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold05/08/2018Christ, gospel, kingdom, evangelize, evangelism, commissionWho is Jesus? Why Do I Need to Receive Him? Do I Need to Exchange My Life?
Operation Reconciliation Pt. 7, The Bad NewsOperation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold05/01/2018Christ, gospel, kingdom, evangelize, evangelism, commissionPreparing Hearts to Hear the Good News
The Present Kingdom, Part 1Overview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart05/06/2018Christ, kingdom, present, Christianity, bible, overviewWe take a look at the Present kingdom, starting at the advent of Christ, and continuing until His second coming.
Loving God by Loving NeighborEastertide 2018John Weis05/06/2018Christ, love, neighborAs Christ is about to lay down his life, He teaches His disciples to imitate His example of love at the cross. In the cross we see the loving union of obedience to the Father's will by laying His life down in love for God's people. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we have received His perfect love, transforming our hearts to joyfully lay our lives down for others.
Heildelberg Catechism (Part 7, Lord's Day 8)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart05/06/2018Christ, confession, creed, belief, church, heresyThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Nine
The Bible - The Means of Christian Self-GovernmentMen's AdvanceJohn Weis05/05/2018Christ, word, scriptures, obey, powerBeing restored in Christ to the task of dominion, redeemed man must live in obedience to his Father and his Lord, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our God has given to man His word - the Scriptures - a perfect and complete revelation of His nature, laws, salvation, and plan for creation. Man therefore can only obey His Lord in so far as he is informed and shaped according to that word.
What the Father is LikeSingle MessageJohn Gray04/29/2018Father, love, know, like, loving, dadWe come to know the Father through seeing Christ, who is the perfect representation of His nature, and by watching the Father interact with the Son.
Abiding in Christ, the True VineEastertide 2018John Weis04/29/2018Christ, abide, love, relyAs the True Vine, Christ is the only source of life for His disciples. In Him alone can we bear the fruit of love for the brothers.
Imitating the Good ShepherdEastertide 2018John Weis04/22/2018Christ, Shepherd, good,As the Good Shepherd, Christ lays down His life for the sheep in the Crucifixion, and takes it back up in the Resurrection, procurring freedom for His people for all time. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to immitate Him by dying to ourselves in service to others, as we walk in newness of life.
Heildelberg Catechism (Part 6, Lord's Day 7)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart04/22/2018Christ, Bible, Scripture, creed, catechismThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Eight
An Examination of Islamic Beliefs in Contrast to ChristianitySingle MessageTom Kelby04/15/2018Christ, muslim, apologetics, evangelismGuest speaker Tom Kelby gives an explanation of the Islamic faith and worldview in comparison to the Christian faith and worldview.
Operation Reconciliation Pt. 6, The Power and Effectiveness of Speaking the Word of ChristOperation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold04/10/2018Christ, evangelism, gospel, word, power, bible, scriptureIn part six of our series as we learn how to become effective fishers of men to bear fruit that remains, we look at the necessity, power, and effectiveness of the Gospel Scriptures. We must know, trust, and utilize the Scriptures clearly as we evangelize and make disciples.
Operation Reconciliation Pt. 5, Seven Keys to Effective PrayerOperation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold04/03/2018Christ, evangelism, gospel, prayerIn part five of our series, we take a look at how to effectively pray as we incorporate evangelism into the daily life of the church.
Operation Reconciliation Pt. 4, For Whom, What, and How should We PrayOperation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold03/27/2018Christ, evangelism, gospel, prayer7 Types of Prayer
The Prophesied Kingdom, Part 2Overview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart04/08/2018Christ, kingdom, prophets, minorWe take a look at the Prophesied kingdom, starting at the end of Solomon's reign, and continuing until the advent of Christ.
Peace in the ResurrectionEastertide 2018John Weis04/08/2018Christ, Easter, Resurrection, love, worship, lifeHaving defeated death in the Resurrection, Jesus continues to conquer, defeating the fear and unbelief which plagues His disciples. Just as Christ rose two thousand years ago, so He is alive still today, proclaiming "peace" to His people and encouraging them to believe.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 4)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart04/08/2018Christ, Creed, catechism, Word, bible, scripture, ChristianThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Seven
Walking after the Last AdamMen's AdvanceJohn Weis04/07/2018Christ, men, man, Spirit, fruit, GodAs the Last Adam, Christ tasted of death for all those who would become sons of His Father. In His Resurrection therefore, Christ became the source of new life for those who are adopted by the Father. As He is our new Head, we desire to live by His grace, according to His Word, for His glory in the earth.
Christ, the Lord of all TimeEastertide 2018John Weis04/01/2018Christ, Easter, Resurrection, love, worshipAs Christ rose from the dead two-thousand years ago, He dramatically changed the future of the entire world. Therefore, we await His sure return joyfully praising Him, centering our lives around His Death and Resurrection every week in worship.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 3)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart04/01/2018Christ, confession, creed, belief, church, heresyThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Six
The Suffering King Delivered Through DeathLent 2018John Weis03/30/2018Christ, easter, death, good, fridayThough Christ went through intense suffering and agony on the Cross, God delivered Him through death to victory over the grave, which will spread throughout the whole world. (Good Friday Service from 03-30-2018)
Operation Reconciliation Pt. 3, A Time to Pray and a Time to SayOperation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold03/20/2018Christ, gospel, Christianity, evangelize, great, commissionPart three of the Operation Reconciliation series.
The Triumphal Entry of the MessiahLent 2018John Weis03/25/2018Christ, palm, sunday, mark 11, crossIn this psalm, God's covenant faithfulness is shown to the people in saving their king from certain destruction. But that king was only a shadow of the True King, Jesus, who though He died was saved from ultimate death.
Heidelberg Catechism (Part 2)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart03/25/2018Christ, Creed, catechism, Word, bible, scripture, ChristianThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Five
The Prophesied KingdomOverview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart03/18/2018Christ, Bible, overview, kingdomWe take a look at the Prophesied kingdom, starting at the end of Solomon's reign, and continuing until the advent of Christ.
The Depths of Sin and the God Who RedeemsLent 2018John Weis03/18/2018Christ, psalm, redeem, love, hope, God, JesusAs the people of God, we may be reluctant to bring our deepest despair and longings in prayer to God. Yet through the psalmist's example, we learn to hope in the Lord and remember the great redemption from our sins which He accomplished in His Son, Jesus.
Heidelberg CatechismThe Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart03/18/2018Bible, creeds, catechism, belief, Christ, churchThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Four
Operation Reconciliation Pt. 2, The Training of the TwelveOperation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold03/13/2018Christ, gospel, disciple, evangelizeLesson 2: The Training of the Twelve - 7 Principles Employed by Jesus and the Apostles
Meditating on the Word, Finding ChristSingle MessageJohn Gray03/11/2018Bible, Scripture, Read, meditate, learn, Joshua,We take a look at what it means to meditate on Scripture day and night, and at the great importance of doing so. God wants us to come back to His Word again and again so that we can digest the rich nutrition and nourishment it provides.
The Lord is Your ShepherdLent 2018John Weis03/11/2018Christ, Shepherd, psalm, 23, protect, care, love, keepAs our Shepherd and Host, Yahweh promises to be with us, therefore we will lack nothing even in the midst of difficult seasons. Though God is the Shepherd of Israel, He also shepherds the individual soul.
Operation Reconciliation, Part 1Operation Reconciliation (RCF)Steven Leopold03/06/2018Christ, gospel, Christianity, evangelize, great, commissionBecoming effective fishers of men to bear fruit that remains: Incorporating effective strategies of evangelism into the daily life of the church
What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible - WorshipWhat Makes the Kingdom of God VisibleSteven Leopold02/20/2018worship, praise, church, kingdomPart six from the "What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible" series.
What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible - Spiritual GiftsWhat Makes the Kingdom of God VisibleSteven Leopold02/13/2018Christ, church, Spirit, holy, giftsPart five from the "What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible" series.
What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible - Membership CommitmentWhat Makes the Kingdom of God VisibleSteven Leopold02/06/2018Church, kingdom, membership, God, ChristPart four from the "What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible" series.
The Creation, Fall, and Redemption of ManMen's AdvanceJohn Weis03/03/2018Christ, men, man, Genesis, sinModern Western culture has destroyed masculinity and replaced it with machismo and effeminacy. As Christians men living in the West, we must therefore be thoroughly Biblical in our attempts to obey God through faith in our calling as men. If we are to do so, we must learn from God who we are as His creatures and understand how His world works.
Let Us Joyfully Submit to GodLent 2018John Weis03/04/2018Christ, King, Reign, submit, faith, obeyWhile we have tasted of Christ, we must truly come to Him so as to obey Him in faith, lest we harden our hearts and fail to enter His rest.
Intro to Confessions (Part 3)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart03/04/2018Christ, confession, creed, belief, church, heresyThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Three
The Partial Kingdom, Part 2Overview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart02/25/2018Kingdom, David, Solomon, God's, big, pictureWe take a look at the Partial Kingdom as seen in the times of David and Solomon.
The Lord is Your KeeperLent 2018John Weis02/25/2018Christ, protect, keep, guard, God, FatherAs sojourners and aliens in the earth, we too face many troubles and difficulties in our journey of life. Christ, however, purchases our protection and assures us of His presence in the midst of trials and suffering.
Intro to Confessions (Part 2)The Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart02/25/2018Church, Creed, Creeds, Bible, ScriptureThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part Two
Stewarding our CommisionSingle MessageGreg Weis02/18/2018GCF, church, callingGreg reminds us of what God has called us to as a church and how we need to pursue that.
Intro to ConfessionsThe Creeds of The ChurchAndy Gerhart02/18/2018Creed, Word, Bible, Scripture, Church, BeliefThe Creeds of the Church Series, Part One
The Glory and Death of Christ in the TransfigurationEpiphany 2018John Weis02/11/2018Christ, death, transfiguration, mark 9, JesusIn seeing the glory of Christ upon the mountain, we are directed to look forward to the greater display of His glory at the cross. And in seeing that glory in His death, which is the display of His love for us, we are transformed from our obsession with the things the world highly esteems.
It's Better to Sit at His Feet and ListenSingle MessageJohn Gray02/11/2018Bible, prayer, devotions, worship, GodIn the midst of our busyness serving God, we need to remember that He wants us to spend time in His presence and at His feet.
What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible - Church GovernmentWhat Makes the Kingdom of God VisibleSteven Leopold01/30/2018Church, leader, government, elder, submitPart three from the "What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible" series.
What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible - CommunityWhat Makes the Kingdom of God VisibleSteven Leopold01/16/2018Kingdom, visible, community, church, fellowship, brothers, lovePart two from the "What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible" series.
The Partial Kingdom, Part 1Overview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart02/04/2018Kingdom, Bible, narrative, history, overviewThe Partial Kingdom from the end of Genesis through 2nd Chronicles.
Transformed by Jesus to Serve OthersEpiphany 2018John Weis02/04/2018Serve, healing, Christ, ministry, humilityThough His fame spread, Jesus' example of private prayer demonstrates His humility in the midst of ministering to the people. By loving God first, He transforms our priorities, that we would likewise be a blessing to others.
Further Consideration on Headship and Gender RolesSingle MessageJason Hale02/04/2018Christ, Servant, headship, husband, wives, wife, marriageWe consider some of the practical outworkings of headship in marriage.
Jesus the Teacher with AuthorityEpiphany 2018John Weis01/28/2018Christ, demon, deliverance, power, authorityJesus' teaching, being full of grace and truth, delivers His hearers from both the traditions of men and the oppression of devils, showing Him to be the One who has brought God's Kingdom.
Christ, the Husband of His BrideSingle MessageJohn Gray01/28/2018Christ, husband, love, church, wife, wives, head, headshipWe examine the Biblical meaning of the husband's headship, as a reflection of Christ's headship over the church. Husbands are called to the same manner of servant leadership and sacrificial love that Christ has shown to us.
What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible - The ChurchWhat Makes the Kingdom of God VisibleSteven Leopold01/09/2018Church, Community, Kingdom, ChristianityPart one from the "What Makes the Kingdom of God Visible" series.
The Promise of the KingdomOverview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart01/21/2018Genesis, Bible, Abraham, CovenantThe Promise of the Kingdom in Genesis 12-17
Jesus Calls His Disciples to Fish for MenEpiphany 2018John Weis01/21/2018Discipleship, calling, kingdomThough careers and familial relationships are a gift from God, He alone deserves our highest allegiance and total obedience. Christ's grace transforms us from fear of the future to bold risk for the sake of His kingdom and mission on the earth.
Christ, who Clothes Us in His HolinessSingle MessageJohn Gray01/21/2018Christ, atonement, gospel, redemption, holiness, justificationZechariah's vision of the high priest Joshua exemplifies how Christ, who is our advocate before God, removes our filthy garments and clothes us in His righteousness.
Building Upon the Foundation of ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis01/14/2018Christ, leaders, churchAs God provides the growth, His people are built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ into a temple in which His Spirit is pleased to dwell.
The Necessity and Value of Speaking in TonguesEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/14/2018Tongues, speaking, gospel, Holy Spirit, BaptismThe Necessity and Value of Speaking in Tongues (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series Element 7R)
Emphasis 6C2Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis01/09/2018RCF, Rock Campus Fellowship, Biblical ChristianityMajor Kingdom Concepts: Eternal Decree
Emphasis 6C1 (Part B)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis12/05/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityMajor Kingdom Concepts: Authority in the Kingdom of God (Scriptural Infallibility)
The Voice of the Lord over the Waters of BaptismEpiphany 2018John Weis01/07/2018epiphany, baptism, voice of the lord, god's voice, word of god, christ's baptism, psalm 29, mark 1, baptism of jesusThe powerful voice of the Father confirms His love and approval to His Son at the very start of His ministry, showing us the truth that "man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord".
Practical Guidelines for Holy Spirit BaptismEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/07/2018holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, holy spirit baptismPractical Guidelines for Those Who Are Praying for Holy Spirit Baptism (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 15C)
Setting Annual GoalsSingle MessageGreg Weis12/31/2017goals, goal setting, new yearA Biblical introduction to goal setting with suggested areas of life for goal setting and practical guidelines for achieving those goals.
Christ, the Light to the GentilesAdvent & Christmas 2017John Weis12/24/2017christmas, psalm 67, simeon, nunc dimittis, luke 2Throughout Scripture, God blessed His people with the gracious gift of "the light" of His face, unto the redeeming of the nations. In seeing Jesus come into the temple, by the Spirit Simeon recognizes God's salvation in the face of the Messiah.
Sing for Joy at the Lord's ComingAdvent & Christmas 2017John Weis12/24/2017christmas, psalm 96, psalmsEverything in all of creation should sing to the Lord a new song, for He is coming to restore the world.
The King Who Establishes God's JusticeAdvent & Christmas 2017John Weis12/24/2017advent, psalm 72, psalmsThis psalm is a prayer for God to bless the king with justice that His reign might deliver the poor and bless the nations forever. God's glory is shown in that His people are protected through His granting a righteous reign to the king.
The Father's Covenant Faithfulness to the SonAdvent & Christmas 2017John Weis12/17/2017advent, psalm 89, covenant faithfulness, covenant, eternal covenant, steadfast love, trinityThe psalmist extols the beauty of the steadfast love, covenantal faithfulness, shown by God to David and his kingdom. But surely the language is too great to describe any mere human king. The Father's love for His Son, seen in His investiture of authority for salvation, then become the ground for all human trust and love.
Fifth Common HindranceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/17/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, hindrances to baptism in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, unbelief, natural mindednessAn examination of the fifth of five common hindrances to the baptism in the Holy Spirit - spirit of unbelief & natural mindedness (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Pj)
Trust Not in Princes and MenAdvent & Christmas 2017John Weis12/10/2017advent, psalm 146, weakness of man, rulers, princesAs those made in God's image, we naturally tend to place our trust in human power, strength, and wisdom. Yet we must recognize that all men are frail, being doomed to die. Even while revealing our weakness, the psalmist hints at the form of salvation which is to be revealed.
The Perishing of the KingdomOverview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart12/10/2017overview of the bible, introduction to the bible, bible survey, the bible, genesis 3The Perishing of the Kingdom in Genesis 3
Fourth Common Hindrance (Continued)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/10/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, hindrances to baptism in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, unforgiveness, bitternessAn examination of the fourth of five common hindrances to the baptism in the Holy Spirit - unforgiveness and bitterness (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Pi)
The Ruin of Israel and the Salvation of GodAdvent & Christmas 2017John Weis12/03/2017advent, psalm 80, israel, sin, salvationThis prophetic psalm shows the grace of God in leading His people out of Egypt and establishing them in the land. Though He was so kind, the people have ruined themselves with sin and have fallen under judgment and His displeasure. Nevertheless, the psalmist is moved by the Spirit to thrice cry out for mercy and salvation, which God will bring through the Son of Man who is at His right hand.
Fourth Common HindranceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/03/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, hindrances to baptism in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, unforgiveness, bitternessAn examination of the fourth of five common hindrances to the baptism in the Holy Spirit - unforgiveness and bitterness (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Ph)
Emphasis 6C1Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis11/28/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityMajor Kingdom Concepts: Authority in the Kingdom of God
Emphasis 6B (Continued)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis11/21/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of God? aka Definition of the Kingdom of God (Heaven)
Emphasis 6B (Continued)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis11/14/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of God? aka Definition of the Kingdom of God (Heaven)
God's Work of Redemption and the Reign of ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis11/26/2017ordinary time, ephesians 1, christ the king, christ the king sunday, reign of christPaul's introduction to the Ephesians discloses the love of the Father in the work of redemption purchased by the Son unto the granting of the Spirit for the benefit of the Church. Christ's reign is seen then as the source and head of all graces for the Church; a reign that is infallible, unwavering, and perfect.
How Bitterness Destroys Your LifeSingle MessageSteven Leopold11/26/2017forgiveness, bitterness, freedom, unforgivenessExperiencing freedom from bitterness and extending forgiveness in Christ
The Pattern of the KingdomOverview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart11/19/2017overview of the bible, introduction to the bible, bible survey, the bible, genesis 1, genesis 2The Pattern of the Kingdom presented in Genesis 1-2
Third Common HindranceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/19/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, hindrances to baptism in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, occultAn examination of the third of five common hindrances to the baptism in the Holy Spirit - involvement in the occult (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Pg)
Giving Thanks to the LordSingle MessageJohn Weis11/19/2017ordinary time, thanksgiving, deuteronomy 8, psalm 65, giving thanksBefore Israel enters the Promised Land, God reminds them of His grace in the Exodus from Egypt and the journey into the land. Because of His great love for His people, His bride, He lavishes gifts upon them. Though they receive everything they need, they forget His mercy. They presume their prosperity is due to their power instead of Gods' gift.
James - Steadfastness through PrayerAn Exposition of JamesJohn Weis11/12/2017james, james 5, ordinary time, hebrews 11, saints, steadfastness, perseverance, prayerJames finishes his letter with a final reminder of the value of hope that is steadfast; a faith that is rooted firmly in God's promises. Drawing on the example of the prophets, James encourages his hearers to appeal to God through prayer for relief from the Almighty.
Second Hindrance to Holy Spirit Baptism (Continued)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/12/2017holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, hindrances, obstacles, shame, performance, performance basedAn examination of the second of five common hindrances to the baptism in the Holy Spirit - the Charlie Brown Syndrome (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 14B5)
Emphasis 6B (Continued)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis11/07/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of God? aka Definition of the Kingdom of God (Heaven)
Emphasis 6B (Continued)Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis10/31/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of God? aka Definition of the Kingdom of God (Heaven)
Emphasis 6BRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis10/24/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of God? aka Definition of the Kingdom of God (Heaven)
James - The Pride of Boasting and Trusting in WealthAn Exposition of JamesJohn Weis11/05/2017james, james 4, james 5, ordinary time, wealth, riches, boasting, pride,James' call to reckon with those who boast of business success and those who trust in wealth warns us of the subtle danger of the ever-present temptation for pride. He calls them to bear the fruit of repentance by changing their speech and mourning their sin.
Second Common HindranceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/05/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, hindrances to baptism in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, performance, performance based, shameAn examination of the second of five common hindrances to the baptism in the Holy Spirit - the Charlie Brown Syndrome (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Pe)
James - Repentance from Evil PassionsAn Exposition of JamesJohn Weis10/29/2017ordinary time, james, james 3, james 4, jealousy, selfish ambitionJames discloses the source of evils within the Christian church as ongoing corruption within her members. Those which are devoted to the Lord should renew their minds after heavenly wisdom and purity of heart.
Common Hindrances to Holy Spirit Baptism - Part B3Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/29/2017holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, hindrances, obstacles, conversion, biblical conversion, incomplete conversionA continued examination of the first of five common hindrances to the baptism in the Holy Spirit - the missing fruits of incomplete conversions (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 14B3)
The New BrideSingle MessageAndy Gerhart10/17/2017rock campus fellowship, ephesians 5, genesis 2, new bride, bride of christ, biblical metaphorOne of the powerful metaphors which the Apostle Paul uses for the Church is the one of a Bride for the Groom Jesus. As a 'metaphor' it describes our relationship with Jesus with His extravagant love and particular care. As a 'powerful metaphor' it assures us of our relationship with the Lord and His desire for us which allows us to move forward in becoming more holy and blameless. Based upon Ephesians 5:22-33 and Genesis 2:18-25, we will inspect and reflect upon God's love for us in His Son Jesus.
Introduction to the BibleOverview of the Bible ClassAndy Gerhart10/22/2017overview of the bible, introduction to the bible, bible survey, the bibleProvides an overview of the importance of the Bible and rationale for study.
Emphasis 6ARediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis10/10/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityThe Central and Primary Importance of the Kingdom of God
James - The Fire of the TongueAn Exposition of JamesJohn Weis10/22/2017ordinary time, james, james 3, teaching, teachers, speech, tongueJames warns his hearers against the evils of the human tongue running wild, showing it to be a spark which sets the whole world ablaze. Those who claim to know God yet curse their brother should look more closely to their speech, lest it betray them as liars.
Common Hindrances to Holy Spirit Baptism - Part B2Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/22/2017holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, hindrances, obstacles, conversion, biblical conversion, incomplete conversionAn examination of the first of five common hindrances to the baptism in the Holy Spirit - the missing fruits of incomplete conversions (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 14B2)
James - Faith that is Not AloneAn Exposition of JamesJohn Weis10/15/2017james, james 2, ordinary time, justification by works, justification, sola fide, good works, true faith, spiritual fruitJames' dispute with those who claim faith in Christ but have no evidence of that faith through their obedience to God's law reveals a deception which comes through a perversion of the Gospel.
Common Hindrances to Holy Spirit Baptism - Part BEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/15/2017holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, hindrances, obstaclesCommon Hindrances to Being Baptized in the Holy Spirit (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 14B)
James - The Law of LibertyAn Exposition of JamesJohn Weis10/08/2017ordinary time, james, james 1, rich, poor, judgment, law, law of libertyJames' warning against judging between rich and poor shows demonstrates the appropriate use of the Law for those renewed by the Gospel.
God's Word on the Word of His GraceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/08/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, maturing in christ, growing in grace, grace, delivery systems of grace, word of his grace, bible, the word, word of godFirst of Three Delivery Systems of Grace - the Word of His Grace, Biblical Perspective (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 8, Part C2)
Continued Review of Emphasis 3Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis10/03/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityThe Church: The Community of the King
Review of Emphasis 3Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis09/26/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityThe Church: The Community of the King
Review of Emphases 1 & 2Rediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis09/19/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityLoving God and Grace Upon Grace
Introduction to Biblical EmphasesRediscovering and Restoring Biblical Christianity (RCF 17-18)Greg Weis09/12/2017rcf, rock campus fellowship, restoration, biblical christianityOverview of 15 Biblical Emphases for Rediscovery
James - Reality before GodAn Exposition of JamesJohn Weis10/01/2017ordinary time, james, james 1, anger, the flesh, law-word, application of god's word, religion, true religionJames warns against religious self-deception, contrasting hypocritical anger and spiritual sloth with the true effects of the benevolent Father's grace.
Introduction to the Word of His GraceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/01/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, maturing in christ, growing in grace, grace, delivery systems of grace, word of his grace, bible, the word, word of godFirst of Three Delivery Systems of Grace - the Word of His Grace, Introduction (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 8, Part C1)
James - Perseverance in TestingAn Exposition of JamesJohn Weis09/24/2017ordinary time, james, james 1, prosperity gospel, perseverance, testing, trials, good works, epistle of jamesJames' letter demonstrates the beautiful harmony between faith and works, demonstrating that works are the outflowing, proof, and goal of faith.
Attitudes & Actions for Appropriating Greater GraceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/24/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, maturing in christ, growing in grace, grace, humility, honesty, hungerAttitudes & Actions for Appropriating Greater Grace - Humility, Honesty, Hunger, Holistic (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 8, Part B)
The Folly of The Cross of ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis09/17/2017ordinary time, 1 corinthians, folly, foolishness, wisdom, power, jews, gentilesPaul's command to the Corinthians to walk in unity is established by the facts of the Gospel; if none chose Christ from their own wisdom, none should boast of their brother.
More on Grace in PerspectiveEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/17/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, maturing in christ, growing in grace, graceGrace - Relational and Dynamic (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 8, Part A2)
Put on the Lord Jesus ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis09/10/2017ordinary time, psalm 119, romans 13, the flesh, sin, repentance, self-deception, law, god's law, the lawPaul warns the Roman church of slumbering even while claiming to be alive. His words being written to Christians shows us the danger of self-deception.
Water Baptism and Biblical CovenantsEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/10/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, baptism, covenant, covenants, biblical covenants, water baptismWater Baptism and the Eight Ingredients of all Biblical Covenants (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part B)
Perseverance in the Light of EternitySingle MessageJohn Weis09/03/2017ordinary time, 2 corinthians, 2 corinthians 4, perseverance, persecution, eternity, eternal rewardPaul's defense of the authenticity of his apostolic ministry, confirmed by sufferings not the praise of men, reveals his true treasure; the grace of Christ, not his own self.
Grace in PerspectiveEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/03/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, maturing in christ, growing in grace, graceGrace in Perspective - Defined and Reevaluated (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 8, Part A1)
Christian Partnership in MissionSingle MessageJohn Weis08/27/2017ordinary time, philippians, philippians 4, contentment, mission,Directing their hearts and minds upon the sure and steady excellencies of Christ, Paul's testimony of God's grace in the midst of lack and plenty demonstrates a heart and mind set upon the bountiful richness of Christ Jesus.
Audacious GraceGrace Upon Grace 2017Greg Weis08/27/2017grace upon grace, grace, audacious grace, john 1, deuteronomy 7, ephesians 2The Primary, Foundational & Central Importance of Grace in the Entire Scripture (Grace Upon Grace Series Chapter 1: Introduction & Overview: Grace in Perspective)
The Ground of Christian EvangelismSingle MessageJohn Weis08/20/2017ordinary time, philippians, philippians 2, evangelism, unityPaul's exhortation of the Philippian church reminds us of the source of our obedience - Christ Himself.
Common Hindrances to Holy Spirit Baptism - Part AEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/20/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, hindrances, obstaclesAn Introduction to Common Hindrances to Being Baptized in the Holy Spirit (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Pa
Galatians - The Grace of the Christian ChurchAn Exposition of GalatiansJohn Weis08/13/2017ordinary time, galatians, galatians 6, the church, christian church, brotherly love, communityPaul's closing instructions demonstrate the unique quality of love, grace, and charity that is found only among Christians, as they are the authentic witness of God's love in the earth.
Pentecost (Part 4)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/13/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, pentecostPentecost: Pinnacle, Plenitude, and Pledge of All God's Purpose and Promises (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Oe)
Galatians - Walking According to the SpiritAn Exposition of GalatiansJohn Weis08/06/2017ordinary time, galatians, galatians 5, apostle paul, paul, circumcision, the law, the spirit, holy spiritPaul shows that looking to circumcision to justify is a looking away from Christ. But the Galatians were called to walk after the Spirit, not to neglect the law, but to keep it from the heart.
Pentecost (Part 3)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/06/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, pentecostPentecost: Pinnacle, Plenitude, and Pledge of All God's Purpose and Promises (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Od)
Galatians - Adopted as Children of PromiseAn Exposition of GalatiansJohn Weis07/30/2017ordinary time, galatians, galatians 4, children of promise, free woman, bond woman, covenant, sinai, jerusalem, adoptionThose who turn back to trusting in good works subtly, but fully, renounce their adoption as sons of God.
Pentecost (Part 2)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/30/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, pentecostPentecost: Pinnacle, Plenitude, and Pledge of All God's Purpose and Promises (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Oc)
Galatians - Law, Curse, and Fulfilled PromiseAn Exposition of GalatiansJohn Weis07/23/2017ordinary time, galatians, galatians 3, gentiles, faith, covenant, curse, the lawPaul reasons with the Galatians to return to reliance upon Christ, showing them how Christ satisfied the demands of the law, becoming a curse in our place, to unleash the promised Spirit upon even the Gentiles.
Pentecost (Part 1)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/23/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, pentecostPentecost: Pinnacle, Plenitude, and Pledge of All God's Purpose and Promises (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part Ob)
Galatians - Justification and Fellowship through ChristAn Exposition of GalatiansJohn Weis07/16/2017ordinary time, galatians, galatians 2, judaizers, paul, peter, jerusalemPaul's opposition to Peter's sin shows the severity of his error, revealing the foundation for our identity as the people of God, not based in our ethnicity, nor social standing, but in the blood of Christ alone.
Testimonies on the Baptism in the Holy SpiritEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGrace Christian Fellowship07/16/2017baptism in the holy spirit, holy spirit, testimony, testimoniesTestimonies from three members of GCF on their experiences with the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Galatians - Called by God through the GospelAn Exposition of GalatiansJohn Weis07/09/2017ordinary time, galatians, galatians 1, judaizers, judaizing, false gospelPaul's opposition of those who entertained the Judaizing teaching shows us the vitality of clinging to the pure gospel of repentance from sins unto forgiveness through Christ.
God's "Promise" for All BelieversEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/09/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, promise of the fatherImparting or Receiving Holy Spirit Baptism - God's "Promise" for All Followers / Believers (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part O)
The Imitation of Christ in the BodySingle MessageJohn Weis07/02/2017ordinary time, romans 12, romans, body of christ, church, imitation of christ, ecclesiologyPaul's appeal to the Roman Christians seeks to encourage the fruits of the grace of God in the life of the Church. Through the imitation of Christ, the community shines forth with His same light and love.
Paul Brings "The Promise" to EphesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/02/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, ephesusExample 5 of "The Promise" Fulfilled: 5 Biblical Patterns from 5 Biblical Examples (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part N)
The Right Judgment of ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis06/25/2017judgment, judgement, matthew 18, 1 corinthians 5, false shepherds, false sheepFollowing Christ's and His apostles' teaching, the Church is to walk in purity and love, guarding her members from attacks from her adversaries. In this way, Christ fights for her.
"The Promise" Comes to Cornelius & the GentilesEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/25/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, cornelius, gentilesExample 4 of "The Promise" Fulfilled: 5 Biblical Patterns from 5 Biblical Examples (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part N)
Effective & Expectant PrayerSingle MessageGreg Weis06/18/2017ordinary time, prayer, luke 11, luke 18, effective prayer, expectant prayer, lord's prayerBiblical teachings on prayer and how to pursue the Kingdom work of prayer
"The Promise" Comes to SaulEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/18/2017holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, biblical patterns, saul, paul, saul on the road to damascus, road to damascusExample 3 of "The Promise" Fulfilled: 5 Biblical Patterns from 5 Biblical Examples (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 12C)
Trinity Sunday - The Creator's WorldSingle MessageJohn Weis06/11/2017ordinary time, creation, trinity, trinity sunday, genesis, genesis 1, genesis 2, image of god, imago deiThe Triune God created the world originally good, perfectly knowing of the entrance of evil, but permitted it to show forth the greater goodness of the new creation in Christ.
The Spirit Poured Upon God's PeopleEastertide 2017John Weis06/04/2017eastertide, pentecost, numbers 11, acts 2, holy spiritThrough the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the church, Yahweh has fulfilled His covenant promise to dwell among His people.
PentecostEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/04/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, pentecostPentecost: "The Promise" Arrives in Power (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part N)
Christ's Headship in the AscensionEastertide 2017John Weis05/28/2017easter, eastertide, kingdom of god, second coming, ascension, luke 24, ephesians 1Christ's Ascension realized the victory wrought in the Resurrection, unto the beginning of His Reign over the nations, ruling them until His second coming.
The Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus (Continued)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/28/2017holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, function of the holy spirit, ministry of the holy spirit, jesus and the holy spirit, life of jesus, ministry of jesusThe pattern and progression of the Holy Spirit's role in the life and ministry of Jesus (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 11C)
Jesus' Promise of the SpiritEastertide 2017John Weis05/21/2017easter, eastertide, holy spirit, trinity, john 14The Spirit produces loving obedience to, and communion with, the Father and Son in the heart of the flock of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit in the Life of Jesus (Continued)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/21/2017holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, function of the holy spirit, ministry of the holy spirit, jesus and the holy spirit, life of jesus, ministry of jesusThe pattern and progression of the Holy Spirit's role in the life and ministry of Jesus (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part M continued)
The Way of Jesus ChristEastertide 2017John Weis05/14/2017easter, eastertide, miracles, greater works, john 14,In His teaching and miracles, Jesus was constantly showing what the Father was like.
The Holy Spirit in the Life of JesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/14/2017holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, function of the holy spirit, ministry of the holy spirit, jesus and the holy spirit, life of jesus, ministry of jesusThe pattern and progression of the Holy Spirit's role in the life and ministry of Jesus (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part M)
More Perspectives on the Holy SpiritEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/14/2017modernism, materialism, cessationism, the holy spirit, holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit,third wave, continuationism, pentecostalismFour contemporary perspectives on the Holy Spirit Biblically examined (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 7B)
More on Rediscovering & Restoring Biblical PatternsEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/07/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, kingdom of god, christian life, holy spirit, biblical patterns, restorationThe necessity of rediscovering and restoring Biblical patterns (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part L)
Perspectives on the Holy SpiritEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/07/2017modernism, materialism, cessationism, the holy spirit, holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit,third wave, continuationism, pentecostalismFour contemporary perspectives on the Holy Spirit Biblically examined (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 7)
Jesus Christ is Our ShepherdEastertide 2017John Weis05/07/2017easter, eastertide, christ the shepherd, jesus the shepherd, psalm 23, the lord is my shepherd, shepherd, sheepWhat are the benefits that Christ has purchased for His flock? They are told by David, as he extols the grace of the Shepherd.
Jesus in the Word and at the TableEastertide 2017John Weis04/30/2017easter, luke 24, eastertide, the table, communion, eucharist, road to emmaus, 1 corinthians 11Just as Jesus celebrated the Passover before the Crucifixion, He eats with the disciples after His Resurrection to prepare them for the manner of fellowship after the Ascension.
Rediscovering & Restoring Biblical PatternsEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/30/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, biblical patterns, biblical model, restorationThe necessity of rediscovering and restoring Biblical patterns (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part K)
Ongoing Activities of the Holy SpiritBaptized in the Holy SpiritGreg Weis04/23/2017holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, function of the holy spirit, ministry of the holy spirit, miracles, charismatic, pentecostalThe ongoing activities of the Holy Spirit after the New Testament Canon - from after the Apostles through Modern Pentecostal & Charismatic Movements (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 6)
The Holy Spirit in the New TestamentEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/23/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, new testament, miraclesThe Activities of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part G)
Peace and Perseverance in ChristEastertide 2017John Weis04/23/2017easter, thomas, doubting thomas, john 20, 1 peter 1, perseverance,The Christian faith is built upon the historical fact of the Resurrection, producing reconciliation with God today, unto the glorious sight of Christ upon that final day.
The Holy Spirit in the Old TestamentEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/16/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, holy spirit, the holy spirit, old testament, miraclesThe Activities of the Holy Spirit in the Hebrew Scriptures (Baptized in the Holy Spirit Series, 2017 Edition, Chapter 4)
Jesus Christ, Our BrotherEastertide 2017John Weis04/16/2017adoption, wrath of god, resurrection, easter, john 20Though all Christ's disciples deserted Him, He has already forgiven them at His resurrection. He receives them as His brothers.
Palm SundayLent 2017Greg Weis04/09/2017palm sunday, lent, hosanna, psalm 118, matthew 21, john 12, triumphal entryOn Palm Sunday, Jesus identifies himself as the prophesied triumphant Davidic King.
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit (Continued)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/09/2017holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, function of the holy spirit, ministry of the holy spiritTen ministries of the Holy Spirit (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part E continued)
The New Life in the New CovenantLent 2017John Weis04/02/2017ezekiel 37, valley of dry bones, ezekiel, john 5, romans 8, resurrection, walking in the spiritJesus is the "Son of Man", the Greater Ezekiel, who speaks forth His word of the Gospel causing dead sinners to be raised to life.
The Ministry of the Holy SpiritEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/02/2017holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, function of the holy spirit, ministry of the holy spiritThe function and ministry of the Holy Spirit. (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part E)
The Faith of Jesus ChristLent 2017John Weis03/26/2017faith, jesus christ, suffering, trust, trust in god, faith in god, constancy, psalm 40, hebrews 10, crucifixionChrist completely offered Himself up in full trust to the very end, knowing that the Father judges rightly.
Do Not Put Christ to the TestLent 2017John Weis03/19/2017exodus 17, wandering in the wilderness, grumbling, complaining, psalm 95, water from the rock, christ the rock, mosesWe who have seen and heard God's work in the Gospel must not harden our hearts as did the Israelites who grumbled in the wilderness.
The Person of the Holy SpiritEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis03/19/2017holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, attributes of god, deity, trinityThe Holy Spirit and His attributes as a member of the Trinity. (Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series, Element 7, Part D)
Truth in the Inward BeingLent 2017John Weis03/12/2017lent, psalm 51, david, king david, sin, repentance, leprosyAll portions of this psalm - David's guilt, penalty, confession, repentance, forgiveness, and restoration - are based upon the foundation of the atonement of Christ.
Embracing a Generous LifestyleSingle MessageJason Hale03/12/2017lent, charity, almsgiving, generosityAn introduction to the place of charity and generosity in Lent and the Christian life
Session 3Church History 201Greg Weis03/12/2017church historyChurch history from AD 70 to AD 590
Session 2 PresentationsChurch History 202Grace Christian Fellowship03/12/2017church historyPresentations from students of Church History 202 on important figures from church history.
Escapist Piety vs. Incarnational DominionRestoration of Biblical ChristianityGreg Weis03/12/2017biblical christianity, restoration of biblical christianity, rock campus fellowship, pietism, escapism, dominionA study of Humanistic Christianity: Escapist Piety vs. Incarnational Dominion
Sin, Guilt, and ConfessionLent 2017John Weis03/05/2017lent, sin, guilt, confession, original sin, psalm 32Those who desire to be godly must walk in truth and uprightness of heart by the daily confession of sin.
A Primer on LentSingle MessageJason Hale03/05/2017liturgy, liturgical calendar, church calendar, seasons, lent, romans 5The value of using the historical Church calendar and two specific emphases for the season of Lent.
The Glory of Christ in the Shadow of the CrossEpiphany 2017John Weis02/26/2017epiphany, matthew 16, matthew 17, transfiguration, the transfiguration of christ, elijah, sufferingIn the Transfiguration we see the beautiful and glorious wisdom of God.
Who is the Holy Spirit?Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis02/26/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, kingdom of god, christian life, holy spirit, biblical word picturesMore on the Pattern of 5 First Steps into the Kingdom of Christ - Eight Biblical Word Pictures of the Holy Spirit.
Conditions and Rewards of FastingEpiphany 2017Greg Weis02/19/2017fasting, epiphany, matthew 6, sermon on the mountJesus' teaching on fasting in the Sermon on the Mount
Becoming a Disciple of the KingdomSingle MessageJohn Weis02/19/2017arc, alliance for renewal churches, arc conference, means of grace, discipleship, grace christian fellowshipGod has given three inter-related tools as the means by which disciples of His Kingdom are to be formed: the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the catholic community of His Body, the Church, and the infallible rule of faith in all matters of life, the Scriptures. (Guest talk at the ARC Ohio Conference in October 2016)
The Rewards of Seeking First His KingdomEpiphany 2017Greg Weis02/19/2017epiphany, sermon on the mount, matthew 6, seek first the kingdom, kingdom of god, seek first the kingdom of god, the kingdom of god, anxious, worry, anxietyThe importance, the method, and the rewards of seeking first the Kingdom of God
The Lord's PrayerEpiphany 2017John Weis02/12/2017epiphany, matthew 6, lords prayer, lord's prayer, the lord's prayer, prayer,In the Lord's Prayer, we see the glory of Christ, who not only teaches His people perfectly, but gives them spiritual wisdom for their protection, ongoing sanctification, and victory in His Kingdom.
Element 8 Previewed (Part C)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis02/12/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, kingdom of god, spiritual maturity, christian lifeA preview of the eighth element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - Maturing in Jesus Christ, Growing Progressively into Grace Upon Grace
Element 8 Previewed (Part B)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis02/05/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, kingdom of god, spiritual maturity, christian lifeA preview of the eighth element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - Maturing in Jesus Christ, Growing Progressively into Grace Upon Grace
The Law of ChristEpiphany 2017John Weis02/05/2017matthew 5, sermon on the mount, law of god, law of christ, ten commandments, interpretation of God's lawChrist shows that the right interpretation of the law is a more severe reading than the reading which commands external adherence alone.
Element 8 PreviewedEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/29/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, kingdom of god, spiritual maturity, christian lifeA preview of the eighth element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - Maturing in Jesus Christ, Growing Progressively into Grace Upon Grace
The Beatitudes - Salt and LightEpiphany 2017John Weis01/29/2017matthew 5, sermon on the mount, beatitudes, salt and light, light of the world, epiphany, law of god, god's lawJesus begins His teaching with descriptions of those who are transformed by the Spirit to join in His mission of reconciliation through the gospel.
Jesus Christ, the True IsraeliteEpiphany 2017John Weis01/22/2017epiphany, matthew 4, wilderness, wandering in the wilderness, fasting, temptation, temptation of Jesus, temptation of Christ, miraclesChrist enters the very same circumstances as Israel and triumphs in the place of Israel's prior failure.
Element 7 Preview (Continued)Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/22/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, kingdom of god, salvation, christian lifeA preview of the seventh element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - the pattern of the first five steps into the Kingdom of Christ
Humanistic Christianity, World Views & EpistemologyRestoration of Biblical ChristianityGreg Weis01/15/2017epistemology, world views, worldview, worldviews, humanism, humanistic, christianityHumanistic Christianity Defined and an Introduction to World Views and Epistemology
Christ's Glorious Divine and Human PersonEpiphany 2017John Weis01/15/2017epiphany, john 1, john the baptist, cephas, disciples, calling of the disciples, christologyJohn the Baptist's testimony of Christ and Christ's first interactions with his disciples confirm that in One man, Jesus is both God come in the flesh and the Messiah to redeem His people.
Element 7 PreviewedEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/15/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, kingdom of god, salvation, christian lifeA preview of the seventh element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - the pattern of the first five steps into the Kingdom of Christ
Element 6 ReviewedEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/08/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, soteriology, salvation, savedA review of the sixth element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - receiving or responding to Jesus Christ, the key components of soteriology
The Kingdom of God is at HandEpiphany 2017John Weis01/08/2017matthew 3, epiphany, baptism of jesus, baptism, baptism of our lord, jesus' baptism, baptism of christ, holy spiritChrist encounters baptism as the Head of the Church, for He is the first to rise from the dead, that He might preeminent in everything.
Element 5Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/08/2017biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, christology, salvationA review of the fifth element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - an Intro to Christology, Jesus Christ as the Only Mediator, Bridge, or Solution
The Twelve Days of Christmas and the Feast of InnocentsSingle MessageGreg Weis01/01/2017christmas, martyrs, feast of the innocents, light of the world, abortion, evil, twelve days of christmas, christmastideThe Feast of the Innocents reminds us of the reality and depth of evil during the time of Moses, the time of Christ, and today. Into this darkness, God sends Christ, the true light.
Hidden in a MangerAdvent & Christmas 2016John Weis01/01/2017christmas, advent, christmas eve, incarnation, luke 2Through Christ's Incarnation, God confounds the wisdom of the world.
The Word Became FleshAdvent & Christmas 2016John Weis12/25/2016christmas, john 1, true light, incarnation, the word became flesh, tabernaclingWhy does the Word, the Light, come into the world? He came to call men to become children of God.
The Promise of the IncarnationAdvent & Christmas 2016John Weis12/18/2016advent, incarnation, isaiah 9, hope, promises of God, God's promises, promises to IsraelThe fulfillment of God's promises to Israel is how Jesus becomes our source of joy.
Session 2Church History 201Greg Weis12/11/2016church history, early church historyChurch History from 70 AD to 312 AD
The Joyful, Holy Way of ChristAdvent & Christmas 2016John Weis12/11/2016isaiah 35, advent, zion, highway of holiness, the church, encouragementThese who enter into Zion, join the assembly of Christ, the Church. They are transformed from sorrow and sighing to joyful singing. They are anointed with the Spirit and are lifted up in countenance.
Element 4Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/11/2016gospel, the gospel, eight essential elements, christianity, biblical christianity, history of israel, historical narrative of israel, eternal judgment, israelA review of the fourth element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - the Historical Narrative of Israel and Warnings of Judgement
Element 3Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/04/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, theonomy, antinomianism, the ten commandments, law of god, god's law, ten commandmentsA review of the third element of the eight essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - the Ten Commandments.
Element 2Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/04/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, attributes of man, worldview, world view, world viewsThe attributes of man expressed in terms of key questions answered by world views.
Element 1Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/04/2016world view, worldview, worldviews, attributes of god, biblical christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, biblical gospelAn introduction to World Views and a review of Element 1 of the 8 Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel - the Attributes of God
Element 0Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/04/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, evangelism, pre-evangelized, lifestyle evangelism, proclamation evangelismA review of the introduction to the Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series: Evangelism & Discipleship
The Reign of Christ in His KingdomAdvent & Christmas 2016John Weis12/04/2016advent, isaiah 11, kingdom of god, throne of god, christ's reign, christ the kingThe end goal of the reign of Jesus is the conversion of His enemies and the restoration of all things on the earth.
The Mountain of the House of the LordAdvent & Christmas 2016John Weis11/27/2016kingdom of god, mountain of the house of the lord, isaiah 2, adventThe "mountain of the house of the Lord" is the Kingdom of God as mediated by the Church of God.
Christ the Righteous BranchSingle MessageJohn Weis11/20/2016jeremiah 23, shepherds of israel, evil shepherds, good shepherd, kingdom of godThough Israel and Judah had generations of wayward kings and leaders, God will establish a new type of shepherd over them. These shepherds will preside over a time of peace and blessing for God's people.
Seeking Wisdom in the Light of God's WrathSingle MessageJohn Weis11/13/2016psalm 90, mortality, eternity, eternality, god's wrath, god's judgement,The Spirit's teaching leads us to consider our actions in the light of our mortality and the eternal consequences of our actions. Through Christ, time now becomes our ally in the cause of the Gospel, as we sow seeds of faithfulness for the future.
Bone of Bone, Flesh of FleshSingle MessageJohn Weis11/06/2016genesis 2, ephesians 5, adam and eve, creation, male and female, gender, marriageGod's design in the creation of man and woman.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part WEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/06/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, grace, biblical vocabulary, salvation, election, foreknown, predestined, predestinationElected, Chosen, Foreknown and Predestined
Christ Shepherds His PeopleSingle MessageJohn Weis10/30/2016exodus 2, shepherds, shepherding, christ the shepherd, shepherd of israel, mosesFrom the beginning, God's people have been identified by the things of the flock.
Session 1BChurch History 201Greg Weis10/30/2016church history, history, biblical view of history, historical theology, theology and history, history and theology, church history in plain languageContinuing introduction to the study of church history
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part VEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/30/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, sin, original sin, total depravity, sin nature, salvationToward a Biblical Understanding of Sin - Total Depravity and Sin Nature.
Miriam's Rebellion and HealingSingle MessageJohn Weis10/23/2016miriam, leprosy, numbers 12, rebellion, authority,Just as Aaron interceded for Miriam, Christ ever lives to make intercession for us.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part UEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/23/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, sin, original sin, total depravity, sin nature, salvationOriginal sin, total depravity, and our sin nature.
Guest PresentationSingle MessageTom Kelby10/21/2016tom kelbyTom Kelby's guest presentation at Friday Night Fellowship.
Session 1AChurch History 201Greg Weis10/16/2016church history, history, biblical view of history, historical theology, theology and history, history and theologyTopics include: Toward a Biblical View of History, The Importance of History, The Relationship between Church History & Historical Theology, The Relationship between Systematic Theology, Biblical Exegetical Studies & Historical Theology
Christ, Lord of the SabbathSingle MessageJohn Weis10/16/2016sabbath, sabbath rest, lord of the sabbath, mark 2, mark 3, exodus 4, pharisee, pharisees, pharisaicalChrist can save to the utmost, even from the party of the Pharisees, of which you have often been a part.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part TEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/16/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, grace, biblical vocabulary, salvation, adoptionEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Adoption Into God's Family: Succession, Inheritance, Dominion, and Blessing
Trinitarian Perseverance Through TrialsSingle MessageJohn Weis10/09/2016romans 8, perseverance through trials, eschatology, hope, worry, redemptive historyPaul concludes that the hope for the transformation of the world is the same hope as the one announced in the Gospel in which we were saved.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part SEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/09/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, grace, biblical vocabulary, salvation, exchanges at the crossEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Entering into eight exchanges in Christ.
The City Which CameAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis10/02/2016hebrews, hebrews 13, kingdom of god, biblical commands, obedience, spiritualityHaving demonstrated the Kingdom which God is bringing about, the writer of Hebrews shows how we are to live in that Kingdom.
Love God with All Your WorkSingle MessageJason Hale10/02/2016work, stewardship, vocation, genesis 39, joseph, colossians 3Stewardship and responsibility in the Kingdom of God
The Unshakable KingdomAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis09/25/2016hebrews, hebrews 12, heavenly jerusalem, jerusalem, cloud of witness, discipline, assurance, zeal, consuming fire, kingdom of godWe have come to something more real than what can be touched. We have come, by the mercies of God, to the True, Heavenly Gathering. Therefore, we should conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the calling.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part REight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/25/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, grace, biblical vocabulary, salvation, justification, justification by faithEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Justification by Grace through Faith.
Vocation in the KingdomSingle MessageJohn Weis09/18/2016vocation, kingdom of god, dominion mandate, sacred and secular, genesis 1Cultivate a mindset in which you see everything at your disposal - your time, intellect, talents, resources, money - as tools for loving God and loving neighbor, extending the Kingdom of God.
Cultivating a Kingdom Culture of Continual CatechismSingle MessageGreg Weis09/18/2016catechism, education, classes, kingdom culture, knowledgeGCF Foundational & Equipping Biblical Studies & Theology Classes - "Cultivating as a Community a Kingdom Culture of Continual Catechism"
The Faith of the People of GodAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis09/11/2016hebrews, hebrews 11, faith, by faith, righteous, forefathers, salvation, author of salvation, city of god, heavenly cityIn His infinite wisdom, God has considered those who have come before as righteous, but not "made perfect" until the time of Christ. This was so that Christ would be demonstrated as the Author of Salvation for all those who believe.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part QEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/11/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, grace, biblical vocabulary, salvation, performanceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel. Antidotes to Performance-Based Mindsets aka Keys to Grace Based Living.
Beth's TestimonyBaptized in the Holy SpiritGrace Christian Fellowship09/11/2016personal testimony, testimony, baptism in the holy spirit, baptism of the holy spirit, baptism, holy spiritThe personal testimony of a member of Grace Christian Fellowship.
Steadfast Hope in ChristAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis09/04/2016hebrews, hebrews 10, sanctification, salvation, the trinity, levitical system, suffering, confidenceHearing the univocal testimony of the Trinity, Christians ought to have every confidence before God in every situation, concern, and trouble.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part PEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/04/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, grace, biblical vocabulary, salvation, performanceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel. Grace-Based Vs. Performance-Based (Our Life Journey).
The Blood of the CovenantAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis08/28/2016hebrews, hebrews 9, sacrifice, sanctification, blood of the covenant, eternal covenant, christ's blood, jesus' blood, atonementBecause Christ's blood was offered in the Heavenly Temple, we, as His people, have confidence that it will sanctify us.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part OEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/28/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, grace, biblical vocabulary, salvationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Detecting Performance-Based Approaches to the Gospel.
The Everlasting Covenant and BaptismSingle MessageJohn Weis08/21/2016baptism, paedobaptism, paedocommunion, credobaptism, infant baptism, believers baptism, acts 2No amount of washing with water, either young or old, would accomplish anything unless that water pointed to blood - the blood of Christ. The water applied to the body is a reminder of the blood of Christ sprinkled on our hearts.
The New CovenantAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis08/21/2016hebrews 8, new covenant, old covenant, temple, tabernacle,The purpose of the Hebrew writer is to warn his hearers from apostasy, from reverting back to the shadows instead of looking on to Christ. Everything which you trust in, except for Christ, will pass away.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part NEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/21/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, grace, biblical vocabulary, salvationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. More Biblical Vocabulary of Salvation: Grace Upon Grace Reviewed.
Rediscovering & Restoring His PatternRestoration of Biblical ChristianityGreg Weis08/14/2016salt and light, christianity, biblical christianity, acts 3, new testament church,An introduction to restoring a Biblical perspective.
Christ's Eternal PriesthoodAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis08/14/2016hebrews, hebrews 7, high priest, priesthood, eternal priesthood, new covenant, promises of god, levitical priesthood, melchizedekGod's grace in the New Covenant is that He relates to us as those who, like Abraham, are recipients of the Promises, not those who continually break the covenant.
The Promises of GodAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis08/07/2016hebrews, hebrews 6, promises of god, salvation, assurance, gospel assurance, gospelThe eternal unchangeable counsel of God and His oath to perform it are the bedrock foundation upon which we know we can trust God.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part MEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/07/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, belief, believe, biblical vocabulary, salvationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Biblical vocabulary of salvation - belief, believe, and faith.
The Order of MelchizedekAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis07/31/2016hebrews, hebrews 5, aaronic priesthood, priesthood, high priest, Melchizedek, order of MelchizedekThough Aaron was appointed as priest in the time of the Exodus, Christ is the eternal priest, designated by the Father to minister to all those who receive salvation.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part LEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/31/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, biblical vocabulary, salvation, soteriology, reconciliation, reconcileEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Biblical Vocabulary of Salvation - Reconcile (Reconciliation) & Redefined Relationships.
Entering the Rest of GodAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis07/24/2016hebrews, hebrews 4, psalm 95, grace, fear of god, rest of god, sabbath restHolding fast to our confession is how we enter the rest of God. Our confession is that standing before God we have a greater debt than we could ever pay, but Christ Himself stands with us, greater still.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part KEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/24/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, biblical vocabulary, salvation, renounce, renunciation, restitutionEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel. More Biblical vocabulary of salvation - renunciation and restitution.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part JEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/17/2016biblical gospel, remorse, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, repent, repentance, biblical vocabulary, salvationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Biblical vocabulary of salvation continued - repentance versus remorse.
Christ the Apostle and High PriestAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis07/10/2016hebrews, hebrews 3, psalm 95, gospel assurance, perseverance of the saints, christ the high priest, jesus the high priest, jesus and moses, moses and jesus, faith, saving faithThe Hebrew writer shows Moses and Jesus as those who were given charge over the same house, God's house. The house of God is nothing other than the assembly of the faithful saints of God.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part IEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/10/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, repent, repentance, biblical vocabulary, salvationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. More Biblical Vocabulary of Salvation - a survey of repentance in the New Testament.
Christ the Founder of Our SalvationAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis07/03/2016hebrews, hebrews 2, christology, atonement, high priest, incarnation, christ's suffering, suffering of christ,Christ takes on flesh to experientially know human weakness, allowing Him to both be merciful to us and our High Priest.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part HEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/03/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, repent, repentance, biblical vocabulary, salvationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Biblical Vocabulary of Salvation - Repentance Reprioritized.
Hebrews - The Supremacy of Jesus ChristAn Exposition of HebrewsJohn Weis06/26/2016hebrews, hebrews 1, christology, reign of christ, victory of christ, deity of christ, divinity of christThe deity of the Son of God and the reign and victory of Christ as presented in Hebrews 1.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part GEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/26/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, repent, repentance, biblical vocabulary, salvationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. More Biblical Vocabulary of Salvation - Repentance Defined, Prioritized, and Introduced.
Personal Purpose in the Covenant of GodSingle MessageJohn Weis06/19/2016dominion, dominion mandate, kingdom of god, deuteronomy 8, personal purposeChristians must be engaged in the world, cultivating, glorifying, shaping and forming it for God's glory. We should renew our minds from false views of spirituality unto the redeeming of Godly ambition to take dominion and extend His kingdom everywhere.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part FEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/19/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, salvation, contrite, contritionEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. More introduction to the Biblical vocabulary of salvation - contrite and contrition.
The Christian Family - A Primer on Family WorshipThe Christian FamilyJohn Weis06/19/2016family, christian family, dominion mandate, raising children, family worship, psalm 78, 2 timothy 1If we would see the revival of the church, we ought first to bring about revival in the home.
The Christian Family - Dominion and Covenant SuccessionThe Christian FamilyJohn Weis06/12/2016family, christian family, dominion mandate, raising children, genesis 1, deuteronomy 6, fatherhoodGod's intention in marriage is primarily the fulfillment of the command to be fruitful and multiply, and take dominion.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part EEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/12/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, salvation, confession, contritionEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. More introduction to the Biblical vocabulary of salvation - confession and contrition.
Koinonia and KoinonosSingle MessageGreg Weis05/29/2016grace christian fellowship, partnership, Koinonos, Koinonia, participation,Koinonia and Koinonos (participation, fellowship, partnership) in Scripture and its importance for GCF over the coming year.
The Prayer Life of JesusSingle MessageJohn Weis05/29/2016mark 6, prayer, lifestyle of prayerChrist's teaching and practice of prayer and practical steps for us to cultivate a lifestyle of prayer.
Trinity Sunday - Our Future with GodSingle MessageJohn Weis05/22/2016trinity, trinity sunday, trinitarianism, john 16, romans 5The Father, the Son, and the Spirit dwell eternally in a community of harmony and love. Though we were at enmity with God, the Father sent His Son to wash us and bring us into the same love which God has in Himself.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part CEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/22/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, salvation, saved,Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Further introduction to the Biblical vocabulary of salvation.
Receive Pentecost - EveryoneHoly Spirit Mini-SeriesGreg Weis05/15/2016pentecost, luke 24, acts 1, acts 2, baptism in the holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, holy spiritReceive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the continual filling with the Holy Spirit and exercise of spiritual gifts.
Diagnosing and Overcoming Hindrances to Being Baptized in The Holy SpiritHoly Spirit Mini-SeriesGreg Weis05/15/2016pentecost, baptism in the holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, holy spiritDiagnosing, testing and overcoming hindrances to being baptized in the Holy Spirit, including five common hindrances to being baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Christ's Victorious AscentEastertide 2016John Weis05/08/2016ascension, baptism in the holy spirit, holy spirit, eschatology, psalm 47, luke 24, acts 1, hermeneutics, the great commissionIn commissioning the Apostles, Christ gives them three great tools, without which they would not complete the mission: the promise of His presence, and understanding of the Scriptures, and the baptism in the Spirit.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part BEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/08/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, salvation, soteriologyEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. A continued introduction to the Biblical vocabulary of salvation.
Abiding in ChristEastertide 2016John Weis05/01/2016easter, john 15, true vine, pruning, obedience, discipleship, abiding in the vine, abiding in christIn loving us as the Father loved Him, Christ shows us how love works - love begets obedience; obedience stems from love.
Receiving Jesus Christ - Part AEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/01/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, receiving jesus christ, receiving jesus, salvation, saved,Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Introduction to Biblical Vocabulary of Salvation.
The Holy Spirit and Christ's AscensionEastertide 2016John Weis04/24/2016easter, eastertide, john 14, promise of the spirit, holy spirit, ascension, pentecostChrist promises that though He departs, He will come in the Spirit.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part ZdEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/24/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, judgment, judgementEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Judgment in God's creative covenantal processes.
Christ the Good ShepherdEastertide 2016John Weis04/17/2016john 10, easter, eastertide, christ the good shepherd, good shepherd, resurrection, the trinityChrist explains His authority, mission, sacrifice, and resurrection in the imagery of a shepherd who tends to His flock.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part ZcEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/17/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, second coming, second advent, eschatologyEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel. The promise of Christ's Second Coming (Advent).
Christ the FishermanEastertide 2016John Weis04/10/2016easter, eastertide, fishers of men, jesus and peter, restoration of peter, feed my sheep, resurrectionThe disciples' source of food is not in their gathering for the Lord. Christ's disciples are not fed with the result of their work, but from His own hand.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part ZbEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/10/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, kingdom of god, present reign of christEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Jesus Christ's present reign.
Commissioned by ChristEastertide 2016John Weis04/03/2016easter, eastertide, great commission, the church, word of godThough not present in body, Christ promises to be, and is, present by the Spirit of God. His presence destroys the work of Satan in us, in order that we may be His Body through which He works.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part ZEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis04/03/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, kingdom of god, present reign of christ, the gospel, gospel, christology, pentecost, promise of the father, promise of the holy spirit, holy spirit, baptism in the holy spiritEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Present Reign of Christ and the Purpose(s) of Pentecost.
Good FridaySingle MessageJohn Weis04/01/2016rejection of christ, lent, good friday, crucifixion of jesus christ, death of jesus christ, christ the kingThe rejection of Christ was both political and popular.
The Empty TombEastertide 2016John Weis03/27/2016easter, eastertide, resurrection, eschatology, empty tomb, luke 24, resurrection of the dead, 1 corinthians 15,Everything that Christ encounters, He does so on behalf of the saints. What began at the Incarnation is fully realized in the Resurrection.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part YEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis03/27/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, pentecost, promise of the father, promise of the holy spirit, holy spirit, baptism in the holy spiritEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The ministry of Jesus and the promise(s) of Pentecost.
The Triumphal EntryLent 2016John Weis03/20/2016lent, triumphal entry, palm sunday, psalm 118, luke 19, prophecy, mercy, compassion, destruction of jerusalemThrough His prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem, Christ shows the true heart of prophecy: a desire for mercy and compassion.
The Prodigal SonLent 2016John Weis03/13/2016lent, prodigal son, luke 15, parable of the prodigal son, reconciliation, restorationHow you approach any aspect of life is determined by your belief of how God will respond to you.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part XEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis03/13/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, ascensionEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The historical importance of the Ascension.
Sunday Celebration of the Lord's DayRediscovering and Restoring His PatternGreg Weis03/06/2016sabbath, lord's day, sunday, sunday celebration, 1 corinthians 11, 1 timothy 2, biblical christianityThe importance of corporate, covenant celebration on the Lord's Day.
Live the Shoot Out LifestyleSingle MessageGreg Weis03/06/2016life lessons, offense, offenses, confrontation, forgivenessAvoiding the "shoot out" process of talking issues through and being quick to forgive will stunt spiritual growth.
The Necessity of RepentanceLent 2016John Weis02/28/2016lent, luke 13, tree of israel, tree of babylon, kingdom of men, kingdom of god, repentance, fig tree, hypocrisy, false religionChrist is opposed to all kingdoms of men. In place of the kingdoms of men, Christ plants the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part WEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis02/28/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, resurrectionEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Resurrection - the lynchpin of our lives.
Walking in the Righteousness of FaithLent 2016John Weis02/21/2016phil 3, philippians 3, lent, spiritual journey, righteousness, righteousness of faith, christian fellowship, righteousness by faith, imitation of christian leaders,In growing as Christians, we must hold fast to the center: the Incarnation of Christ, the sufficiency of His work, the righteousness which comes by faith.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part VEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis02/21/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, atonement, necessity of atonementEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The necessity and beauty of the atonement.
The Lord Over SpiritsLent 2016John Weis02/14/2016lent, transfiguration, luke 9, christ's humility, glory of the cross,The greatest manifestation of the glory of Christ is not found as He stands on a mountain at the Transfiguration. The heart of Jesus Christ is most clearly seen on a hill in Jerusalem, as He hangs upon a bloody cross.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part UEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis02/14/2016gospel, biblical gospel, christian gospel, christology, ministry of jesus, atonementEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel. The Atonement in Practical Perspective - Eight Exchanges Procured by Christ.
The Rejection of the ChristEpiphany 2016John Weis01/31/2016deuteronomy 18, luke 4, jesus at nazareth, jesus' rejection, rejection of jesus, rejection of the christ, assurance of salvation, solo gratia, saved by graceThe rejection of Christ in Nazareth means good news to us.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part SEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/31/2016biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, covenant lawsuit, parables, parables of jesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Parables of Prophetic Prosecution in YHWH's Covenant Lawsuit.
The Temptations of JesusEpiphany 2016John Weis01/24/2016luke 4, temptation of jesus, jesus in the wilderness, kingdom of god, the kingdom of godThe temptation to receive all the kingdoms of the world was a real temptation for Christ. Just as Christ was hungry for bread, so also He desires every nation (cf. Psalm 2).
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part REight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/24/2016gospel, biblical gospel, christian gospel, christology, ministry of jesus, covenant lawsuitEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Introduction to "Prophetic Prosecutor of YHWH's Covenant Lawsuit."
The Wedding at CanaEpiphany 2016John Weis01/17/2016epiphany, wedding at cana, john 2, jesus' first miracle, water into wine, water and wineAt the Wedding at Cana, Christ shows His glory through both the water and the wine, pointing to Baptism and the Eucharist.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part QEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/17/2016gospel, biblical gospel, christian gospel, christology, ministry of jesus, biblical prophecy, biblical types, types of christ, last adamEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel. Basic Christology continued: types of Christ found throughout the Old Testament.
The Baptism of Jesus ChristEpiphany 2016John Weis01/10/2016epiphany, baptism of jesus, matthew 3, beginning of christ's ministry, ministry of jesus, john the baptistThe Son does not earn the Father's approval through performance. And neither do we.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part PEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/10/2016gospel, biblical gospel, christian gospel, christology, ministry of jesus, biblical prophecy, biblical types, types of christ, prophecies of jesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Jesus' fulfillment of prophecies and types throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.
Waiting for Yahweh's ServantAdvent & Christmas 2015John Weis01/03/2016christmas, simeon, luke 2, song of simeon, nunc dimittis, canticle of simeon, doubt, unbelief, consolationThe manifestations of the sin of doubt and unbelief have one common root and solution: a desperate need to see the patient obedience of Jesus Christ which fully calms our deepest fears and satisfies our greatest longings.
Search the Scriptures - Overview and IntroductionSearch the ScripturesGreg Weis01/03/2016discipleship, making disciples, bible study, search the scripturesHow to use the Search the Scriptures series.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part OEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis01/03/2016gospel, biblical gospel, christian gospel, christology, ministry of jesus, kingdom of godEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Ministry of Jesus: Continuation to Completion of the Conquest - Building the Kingdom City.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part NEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/27/2015gospel, biblical gospel, christian gospel, christology, ministry of jesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Ministry of Jesus: Continuation to Completion of the Conquest By the Holy Spirit.
Search the Scriptures - Part 1Search the ScripturesGreg Weis12/27/2015scripture, bible studyFive vital signs of spiritual life.
The Perfect Life of ChristAdvent & Christmas 2015John Weis12/27/2015sons of eli, christmas, 1 samuel 2, luke 2, active obedience, Christ's active obedience, righteousness, child of promiseChrist is not merely our substitute with regard to pardon from sins, but also as pertains to our perfection before God.
Great Joy For All PeopleAdvent & Christmas 2015John Weis12/27/2015advent, christmas eve, luke 2, shepherds, nativity, always winter and never christmas, narnia,God's chosen path, the way told to the shepherds, is one of joy; joy because their sin is ended, because by Christ they will have peace with God.
The Shepherd of ShepherdsAdvent & Christmas 2015John Weis12/20/2015advent, micah 5, humility, humble calling, small things, Philipians 2Because Christ embraced a humble calling for us, we are liberated to embrace the small, seemingly insignificant and mundane things of life.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part MEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/20/2015biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, spiritual gifts, miracles, cessationism, continuationismEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. An introduction to cessationism vs. New Testament apostolic continuationism.
Christ, the Redemption of IsraelAdvent & Christmas 2015John Weis12/13/2015advent, zephaniah, zephaniah 3, faithful remnant, word become flesh, john 1, tabernacle, bride of christIsrael should rejoice, that in the midst of judgment, God remembers his mercy. God leaves a remnant whom He will shepherd.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part LEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis12/13/2015biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, salvation, sozo, deliverance, jesus' ministry, discipleshipEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Jesus Christ's ministry of salvation included more than the forgiveness of sins and salvation from eternal punishment.
Preparing for the Day of the LordSingle MessageGreg Weis12/06/2015day of the lord, repentance, malachi 3, advent, second advent, luke 3, amos 5Proper preparation for Christ's advents (first and second) involves the rending of our hearts in true repentance.
Rediscovery & Restoration of Biblical ChristianityRediscovering and Restoring His PatternGreg Weis12/06/2015biblical christianity, liturgy, confession of sins, confession, worship, worship serviceAn introduction to the rediscovery and restoration of Biblical Christianity. Answer to a question on confession of sins in worship.
In the Spirit of ElijahAdvent & Christmas 2015John Weis11/29/2015elijah, john the baptist, advent, malachi 4, luke 1, prince of peace, luke 12, zechariah and elizabethThe fire which Christ longs to bring upon the earth is a fire which both purifies and judges. For those who believe, the fire removes all that which cannot remain before Him. But those who do not believe are consumed in it.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part KEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/29/2015christology, biblical gospel, jesus' life, life of jesus, disciples, discipleship, the church, matthew 16, on this rock, building the church, christ's church, ministry of jesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel. Christ and the disciples' trip to Caesarea Philippi and its importance in Christ's plans for building His church.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of GodSingle MessageJohn Weis11/22/2015daniel 2, daniel 2, psalm 2, revelation 1, kingdom of god, four beasts, four kingdoms, king jesus, christ the king, christ the king sundayOur desire is a sincere and robust faith, in which we press out the full Crown Rights of the King into every dimension and aspect of life and culture (cf. 1 Timothy 1:5).
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part JEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/22/2015christology, biblical gospel, jesus' life, life of jesus, disciples, discipleship, disciple making, disciple-makingEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Continued focus on Jesus' disciple-making model.
Multi-Layered Gospel and Kingdom CatechismSingle MessageGreg Weis11/15/2015catechism, discipleship, disciple-makingThe Biblical basis for catechism and its role in discipleship.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part IEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/15/2015biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, declarations of jesus, jesus' ministry, discipleshipEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Jesus' declarations at the beginning of His ministry and His pattern of discipleship.
Love God With All Your LifeSingle MessageJohn Weis11/08/2015parenting, christian parenting, ten commandments, catechism, deuteronomy 6, psalm 127, romans 3God has ordained that parents have a primary role in teaching their children about God's Covenant Faithfulness.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part HEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/08/2015biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, temptation of jesus, jesus in the wilderness, jesus christEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel. Christology and Jesus' temptations in the wilderness.
The Centrality of the GospelSingle MessageJohn Weis11/01/2015five solas, reformation sunday, reformation day, the gospel, 1 corinthians 15, centrality of the gospel, grace alone, faith alone, christ aloneThe Christian life is a life lived in faith in Christ, such that any good thing which you do, or which you experience, originates in God's sovereign and good grace.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part GEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis11/01/2015christology, biblical gospel, jesus' life, life of jesus, baptism of jesus, jesus' baptism, growth in grace, growing in favorEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Jesus' life pattern, growth in grace and baptisms.
The Warrior BridegroomSingle MessageJohn Weis10/25/2015psalm 45, prophetic psalm, christ in the old testament, bridegroom, warrior bridegroom, christ and the church, christ's bridePsalm 45 is a prophetic poem concerning the glory of Jesus Christ as He defeats His enemies and is united to His Bride, the Church.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part FEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/25/2015christology, biblical gospel, virgin birth, sinless nature, conceived by the holy spirit, born of the virgin maryEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The importance of the doctrines of the virgin birth and Jesus' sinless nature and life.
Christ, Lord of the SabbathSingle MessageJohn Weis10/18/2015deuteronomy 23, matthew 12, god's law, the law, christ and the law, righteousness, legalism, antinomianismWe are tempted by two similar errors - substituting our own law (legalism) or dismissing God's law as unnecessary (antinomianism). The two errors have the same common root - failing to trust that the obedience of faith is God's path for life.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part EEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/18/2015the gospel, biblical gospel, tabernacle, christology, jesus christ, divinity of jesus, deity of jesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. New Testament teachings on the Deity of Christ - Christ as the Tabernacle, Christ versus Anti-Christ, and Christ a Very-Present Help.
Glory to GlorySingle MessageJohn Weis10/11/2015trinity, the trinity, community, christian life, beholding god, communion, communion with god, psalm 16, 2 corinthians 3Being made in His image, we see that we have both the capacity and need for communion and relationship, not just with other humans, but with God Himself.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part DEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/11/2015the gospel, biblical gospel, christology, jesus christ, i am, divinity of jesus, deity of jesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Didactic (straight-forward teaching) perspective on the Deity of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.
A War for FruitSingle MessageJohn Weis10/04/2015Deuteronomy 6, Matthew 21, parable of the tenants, pharisees, stewardship, fruit, good fruit, spiritual fruit, bad fruit, obedienceThe calling of the Christian is to press out the crown rights of King Jesus in every realm and aspect of life.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part CEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis10/04/2015biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, gospel, christology, attributes of jesus christ, jesus christEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. An overview of eight critical characteristics of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part BEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/27/2015the gospel, biblical gospel, christology, jesus christ, i am, divinity of jesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Further study of some of Jesus' "I am" statements in the Gospels.
Union with Christ in Sacrificial LoveSingle MessageJohn Weis09/27/2015hebrews 13, sacrificial love, christlikeness, christlike love, hospitalityBecause Christ has suffered to form a people, we too, in sharing the love of God must suffer as well. This is our true worship, not simply singing songs and doing religious services, but sacrificial love extended to others.
Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?Single MessageJohn Weis09/20/2015psalm 22, crucifixion, crucifixion of jesus christ, the passion of the christ, matthew 27Psalm 22 is a prophetic oracle concerning the depth of the suffering, in both body and soul, which Christ experiences in His crucifixion.
Jesus Christ the Solution - Part AEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/20/2015the gospel, biblical gospel, christology, jesus christ, i am, divinity of jesusEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Introductory Christology and Jesus' "I am" statements.
Using Elements 1 to 4Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/13/2015biblical gospel, christian gospel, the gospel, good news, gospel, romans 2Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. A recap of the good and bad news found in the first four elements of the Gospel.
The Everlasting Covenant and BaptismSingle MessageJohn Weis09/13/2015baptism, paedobaptism, paedocommunion, credobaptism, infant baptism, believers baptism, acts 2A Biblical consideration of credobaptism (believers' baptism) and paedobaptism (infant baptism).
Historical Narrative of Israel - Part EEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis09/06/2015history of israel, biblical narrative, gospel, christ in the old testament, gospel presentation, types of christEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Types and images of Christ in the historical narrative of Israel.
Biblical FinancesSingle MessageJohn Weis09/06/2015finances, tithing, tithe, biblical finances, stewardship, lordship of jesus christ, financial stewardshipEvery aspect of our lives must be in obedience to God's expressed will as found in the Scriptures. Our understanding of His rightful claims will be clearly manifest in how we handle our finances.
Going into the LandSingle MessageJohn Weis08/30/2015numbers 27, matthew 9, signs and wonders, great commission, spies sent into the land, caleb and joshua, giants in the land, healing, sending of the twelveAlthough there is a deep darkness on our land, and many see no need for Christ, we are nevertheless called to faithful and bold battle, standing firm in the promise that Christ will lead us on.
Historical Narrative of Israel - Part DEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/30/2015history of israel, biblical narrative, gospel, christ in the old testament, law of god, last adam, second adam, gospel presentationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Why recounting the history of Israel in presenting the Gospel is important.
The Waters at MeribahSingle MessageJohn Weis08/23/2015numbers 20, waters at meribah, meribah, water from the rockThis account shows us the righteousness of God's standard and the utter impossibility of sinful men to represent the faithfulness of God. We need One who will come and represent God well.
Historical Narrative of Israel - Part CEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/23/2015history of israel, biblical narrative, gospel, book of acts, acts of the apostles, biblical gospel, apostolic gospelEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Apostles' use of the historical narrative of Israel in presenting the Gospel in Acts.
Historical Narrative of Israel - Part BEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/16/2015acts 2, biblical canon, hebrew scriptures, biblical narrative, history of israel, historical gospelEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Apostles use the Hebrew Scriptures to preach the Gospel and begin forming the Christian Scriptures.
Historical Narrative of Israel - Part AEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/16/2015history of israel, biblical narrative, gospel, mercy, judgment, mercy triumphs over judgementEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Gospel has bad news and good news - there is judgement, but mercy triumphs over judgment.
The Holiness of God and the Divinity of Jesus ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis08/09/2015ezekiel 1, the word, john 1, trinity, the trinity, holy trinity, heaven's throne roomHoly men and prophets of old were terrified to look upon God, sinless angels cannot behold Him, lest they be consumed, and yet, the Word has eternal communion with the Father face-to-face.
The Ten Commandments - Part FEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/09/2015ten commandments, the ten commandments, the law, god's law, theonomy, antinomianism, legalism, licentiousness, lawlessness, moral relativismEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The implications of antinomianism, including lawless, relativistic society.
The King's Wonderful MercySingle MessageJohn Weis08/02/20152 samuel 9, david and jonathan, david and mephibosheth, mephibosheth, grace, mercy, king's tableDavid's scandalous, extravagant grace shown to Mephibosheth is only the tip of the iceberg of the depths of the love of Christ.
The Ten Commandments - Part EEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis08/02/2015ten commandments, the ten commandments, the law, god's law, theonomy, antinomianism, legalism, licentiousness, externalism, regenerationEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The implications of antinomianism and the difference between externalism and true regeneration.
True Covenant WorshipSingle MessageJohn Weis07/26/2015worship, covenant, covenant theology, exodus 24, word of god, lord's supper, 1 corinthians 10True covenant worship, composed of the Word and table, is seen in Exodus 24.
The Ten Commandments - Part DEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/26/2015ten commandments, the ten commandments, the law, god's law, the law of moses, law of moses, decalogue, case lawsEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Ten Commandments and their case laws in the New Testament.
The Call at Sinai - A Holy NationSingle MessageJohn Weis07/19/2015mt sinai, mount sinai, holy mountain, god's holiness, exodus 19, hebrews 12Acceptable worship is worship that accords with truth; acknowledging God as He is - holy. It means drawning near to Him with fear and trembling.
The Ten Commandments - Part CEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/19/2015ten commandments, the ten commandments, the law, god's law, the law of moses, law of moses, decalogueEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The three ongoing purposes of God's law.
Baptized in the Holy Spirit (Part 4)Baptized in the Holy SpiritGreg Weis07/19/2015holy spirit, receiving the baptism in the holy spirit, the holy spirit, holy spirit baptism, baptism in the holy spirit, baptized in the holy spiritHow to receive and impart the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Baptized in the Holy Spirit (Part 3)Baptized in the Holy SpiritGreg Weis07/19/2015holy spirit, the holy spirit, holy spirit baptism, baptism in the holy spirit, baptized in the holy spiritFive Biblical examples and patterns of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Baptized in the Holy Spirit (Part 2)Baptized in the Holy SpiritGreg Weis07/19/2015holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, ministry of the holy spirit, holy spirit in the bibleA review of the Holy Spirit's activities in the Scriptures and throughout history.
Baptized in the Holy Spirit (Part 1)Baptized in the Holy SpiritGreg Weis07/19/2015holy spirit, the holy spirit, baptism in the holy spirit, baptized in the holy spirit, person of the holy spirit, ministry of the holy spiritA study of the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Water Baptism (Part 2)Water BaptismGreg Weis07/12/2015baptism, water baptism, immersion baptism, sprinkling baptism, infant baptism, believers baptism, one baptism, baptism in the new testament, new testament baptismFour issues in water baptism: mode or means, formula or method, infant or believers' baptism, and how many baptisms there are in the New Testament.
Water Baptism (Part 1)Water BaptismGreg Weis07/12/2015water baptism, baptismBaptism as one of the five vital signs of spiritual life and five Biblical reasons for water baptism.
Paul's Eight Requests for Partners in PrayerEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis07/12/2015epistles, prayer, effective prayer, paul on prayer, apostle paulEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 4A. Eight passages in the Apostle Paul's epistles where he requests partners in prayer.
The Gospel According to ExodusSingle MessageJohn Weis07/12/2015exodus, exodus 6, the exodus, romans 6, freedom from sin, freedom, freedom from slavery, deliverance from EgyptIf God's salvation of Israel was total, completely destroying Egypt, how much more should we put our hope in Christ's perfect work setting us free from slavery to sin.
The Ten Commandments - Part BEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/12/2015ten commandments, the ten commandments, the law, god's law, the law of moses, law of moses, matthew 5, galatians 3, romans 3Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Jesus came not to abolish God's law, but to fulfill it. Paul teaches that faith does not nullify, but upholds the law.
God's Holy Order and Same-Sex MirageSingle MessageJohn Weis07/05/2015marriage, homosexuality, same-sex mirage, genesis 1, romans 1A response to the legalization of so-called same-sex marriage: the Biblical perspective, societal effects and a call to hope and a loving witness.
The Ten Commandments - Part AEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis07/05/2015ten commandments, the ten commandments, the law, god's law, the law of moses, law of moses, decalogue, case laws, biblical case laws, exodus 20, deuteronomy 5Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. The Ten Commandments and case laws in the Old and New Testaments.
Introduction to EpistemologyMaking DisciplesGreg Weis06/28/2015epistemology, knowledgeAn introduction to epistemology and its importance in making disciples
7 Inevitable Institutions of GovernmentMaking DisciplesGreg Weis06/28/2015government, family, self-government, church governmentA review of the seven inevitable institutions of government
Worldview OverviewMaking DisciplesGreg Weis06/28/2015worldviews, worldviewAn introduction to worldviews
Depart From UsSingle MessageJohn Weis06/28/2015mark 5, deliverance, demonic oppression, demonic possesion, garasene demoniacThrough this account, we see the power of Christ in bringing healing and deliverance, in toppling the kingdom of darkness, and in confronting the societal dysfunction which desires the status quo rather than the Gospel. We are called to seek life in Christ and warned against the dangers of bidding Christ to depart from our region.
The Attributes of Mankind - Part DEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/28/2015attributes of mankind, attributes of man, human attributes,sin, man's fall, the fall, fallen nature, human nature, biblical psychologyEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Seven characteristics of mankind's fallen nature.
Investing Time in the Word of GodMaking DisciplesGreg Weis05/26/2015scripture, bible study, bible reading, scripture reading, the bible, time investment, scripture memorizationThe value of and ways to invest time in studying Scripture
Praying for Our LeadersMaking DisciplesGreg Weis05/22/2015prayer, leadership, revelation 12, praying for our leaders, praying for leadersRevelation 12 and the importance of praying for our leaders
True and False ForgivenessMaking DisciplesGreg Weis05/14/2015forgiveness, matthew 5, matthew 18, forgive your brotherThe difference between true and false forgiveness
Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelMaking DisciplesGreg Weis05/12/2015the gospel, biblical gospel, christian gospel, biblical christianityIntroduction to the essential elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel
Philemon 1:6Making DisciplesGreg Weis05/08/2015philemon, philemon 6, philemon 1:6Thoughts on Philemon 1:6.
Peace! Be Still!Single MessageJohn Weis06/21/2015proverbs 30, mark 4, jesus calms the storm, fear, trusting God, Jesus' divinityChrist expects the disciples to have placed their trust in the Father's call and watching, instead of the natural threat of the storms. Ultimately, Christ is calling them to put into practice His command to fear God and nothing else.
The Attributes of Mankind - Part CEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/21/2015attributes of mankind, attributes of man, human attributes, imago dei, eternal purpose, purpose of life, meaning of life, biblical psychologyEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Mankind is created in God's image and created for eternal purpose.
Forgiveness and Future JudgmentSingle MessageJohn Weis06/14/2015matthew 18, 2 corinthians 5, final judgment, forgiveness, righteousness, good worksOur final judgment will serve as a public confirmation of our trust in and union with Christ, on the basis of His payment of our debts. The righteousness which will be demonstrated at that judgment is not of our own making, but entirely His.
The Attributes of Mankind - Part BEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/14/2015mankind, attributes of mankind, human character, nature vs nurture, moral predisposition, human valueEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. Worldviews answer three questions about the intrinsic nature of human beings: Does mankind have a moral predisposition? Do humans have innate value? Is character and behavior formed primarily by nature or environment?
Confirm Your CallingSingle MessageJohn Weis06/07/20152 peter 1, 2 peter, humility, spiritual growth, gospel imperatives, gospel indicatives, the gospelThe Christian is to never stop growing. We must become like our Master in every respect.
The Attributes of Mankind - Part AEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis06/07/2015trichotomist, dichotomist, monist, monism, trichotomy, dichotomy, mankind, attributes of mankind, biblical psychologyEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. An introduction to a Biblical anatomy of psychology. Are man's body, soul and spirit inseparable or distinct?
Wind and FireEastertide 2015John Weis05/31/2015pentecost, holy spirit, acts 2, spiritual atmospheres, anointing, new wine, generational covenantThe sound of the Holy Spirit's descent on Pentecost causes a shift in the atmosphere of the most wicked city on the planet. The church is beginning to partner with Christ in His mission of restoration.
The Attributes of GodEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/31/2015attributes of god, biblical gospel, omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotent, transcendenceEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian Gospel Series. What is God like? What is His nature? Which attributes are unique to Him and which do we share to some extent?
The 5-5-5 Deal PrincipleEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/24/2015new life, born again, biblical christianity, baptism, deliverance, evangelism, discipleship, diagnostic toolFive vital signs of new life in Christ.
Introduction to Proclaiming the GospelEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/24/2015biblical gospel, the gospel, biblical christianity, evangelismAn overview of elements of Biblical Christianity and the motivation for proclaiming the Biblical Gospel to the lost.
AscensionEastertide 2015John Weis05/17/2015ascension, easter, kingdom of god, luke 24, acts 1, daniel 7, revelation 5, the throne of god, throne of god, ephesians 2Christ has ascended, and by the Spirit, we have ascended with Him, to live in newness of life in His Kingdom.
Eight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelEight Essential Elements of the Biblical Christian GospelGreg Weis05/17/2015the gospel, biblical gospel, evangelism, pre-evangelized, lifestyle evangelism, proclamation evangelismAn overview of evangelism, touching on lifestyle evangelism vs. proclamation evangelism, pre-evangelism and eight essential elements of the Biblical Gospel.
The Resurrection of the DeadEastertide 2015John Weis05/10/2015easter, 1 corinthians 15, resurrection, resurrection from the dead, resurrection of the dead, our great hope, our blessed hope, hope, authority and submission, authority, submissionThe great hope of Christianity is a bodily resurrection in a restored new heavens and new earth.
More Mountains in MatthewThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis05/10/2015the kingdom of god, biblical imagery, mount olivet, triumphal entry, blessings and cursings, golgotha, the great comission, biblical themes, biblical mountains, book of matthew, matthew, sermon on the mount, mount of transfigurationThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 4E. The use of the Biblical word picture of mountains in Matthew's Gospel.
The Great CommissionEastertide 2015John Weis05/03/2015easter, great commission, psalm 22, divine authority, jesus' authority, matthew 28Jesus, in commissioning His disciples, gives us a bedrock foundation stone in our understanding of how we are to live and minister: His authority.
Mountains in MatthewThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis05/03/2015the kingdom of god, biblical imagery, biblical themes, biblical mountains, book of matthew, matthew, sermon on the mount, mount of transfigurationThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 4D. The word picture theme of mountains that begins in Genesis continues throughout the book of Matthew.
The Road to EmmausEastertide 2015John Weis04/26/2015road to emmaus, easter, eastertide, hope, resurrection, crucifixion, unbelief, eucharistHuman beings are desperately hope-filled creatures. You will always be putting your hope and trust in something: the individual, society, technical progress, government, religious systems, or Christ. The Crucifixion understood rightly demonstrates the folly of trusting in anything other than Christ.
Old Testament MountainsThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis04/26/2015hermeneutics, biblical themes, biblical pictures, biblical word pictures, old testament imagery, mountains, scriptural word pictures, biblical symbolismThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 4C. In Scripture, mountains are where the heavenly sanctuary and earth meet, a place where God makes covenant with His people.
Following ChristEastertide 2015John Weis04/19/2015john 21, easter, the love of god, restoration, fishers of men, jesus and peter, peter, following christJohn closes his gospel reminding us that these works of Christ are but the outer fringe of God's love. Christ is still working today, to root out issues of sin from our lives, to mend, to restore, to heal, to save.
Grace Upon GraceSingle MessageGreg Weis04/19/2015grace, john 1, hebrews 4, grace and works, works, grace upon grace, antinomianism, performanceA review of Chapters 1 & 2 in the Grace Upon Grace series. A full definition of grace and four incorrect approaches to grace.
A Resurrection of GraceEastertide 2015John Weis04/12/2015easter, john 20, hebrews 3, unbelief, disobedience, restoration, grace, resurrectionNot only did Christ die for our sins, but He brings empowering grace to restore us to fellowship and deliver us from our unbelief.
Repeating Word Picture Themes in Genesis 1-3The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis04/12/2015the kingdom of god, biblical imagery, biblical themes, genesis 1, genesis 1-3, creation, edenThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 4B. Major word picture themes that are introduced in Genesis 1-3 and repeated throughout Scripture.
Christ the Gardener - The Second Adam Remaking the WorldEastertide 2015John Weis04/05/2015easter, resurrection, john 20, christ and the church, christ and the bride, the garden, jesus and mary magdaleneThe Resurrection is not the end of the Gospel, but the beginning. The triumph over the curse that began in that garden will spread throughout all of the earth.
Eight Exchanges Made at EasterSingle MessageGreg Weis04/05/2015easter, good friday, cross, sin, death, alienation, restoration, 2 corinthians 5An overview of eight things that are exchanged through Christ's death and resurrection, including sin, alienation and death.
Introduction to Repeating Word Picture ThemesThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis03/29/2015the kingdom of god, biblical themes, biblical word pictures, hermeneutics, biblical interpretationThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 4A. An introduction to some foundational hermeneutical principles and the difference between reading the Bible literally and literarily, especially in regards to Biblical word pictures.
Palm SundayLent 2015John Weis03/29/2015palm sunday, lent, holy week, psalm 118, john 12, jesus enters jerusalemChrist, fully knowing what would happen by entering Jerusalem, did so willingly. He embraced the will of God and loved righteousness more than preserving His own life.
Blind, Lame, and ParalyzedLent 2015John Weis03/22/2015john 5, sabbath, lent, healing of the lame manThe Jews' understanding of the purpose of the Sabbath was backward. By restoring that sick man, Christ was truly celebrating the Sabbath.
Beyond Redemption to RestorationThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis03/22/2015the kingdom of god, biblical themes, redemption, restoration, reconciliation, acts 3The Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3L. The Biblical theme of Redemption is only part of the greater, central theme of Restoration.
The Living WaterLent 2015John Weis03/15/2015living water, lent, genesis 24, jesus and the samaritan woman, samaritan woman, testimony, john 5, jacob's wellThe spiritual thirst that we have is a thirst that is more real than natural thirst. Christ certainly is greater than Jacob, for He did not simply dig a well, but is Himself the source of all life.
Plumbing the Depths of Man's FallThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis03/15/2015the kingdom of god, biblical themes, biblical psychology, psychology, the fall, original sin, total depravity, tri-partite nature, adam's fallThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3K. An introduction to Biblical Psychology. Man is a tri-partite being and all three parts have been corrupted by the fall.
You Must Be Born AgainLent 2015John Weis03/08/2015born again, new birth, regeneration, lent, john 3, born of the spirit, salvation,Those who are born of the Spirit enter into the kingdom of God, wherein is eternal life: knowing the Father and the One who He sent. Entrance into the Kingdom of God is a gift bestowed on us by our Heavenly Father.
World ViewsThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis03/08/2015the kingdom god, biblical themes, creationism, scientism, worldviews, worldview, world view, paradigm, presuppositional apologetics, apologeticsThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3J. An introduction to world views, paradigms and presuppositional apologetics.
Zeal for Your HouseLent 2015John Weis03/01/2015lent, john 2, 1 cor 6, righteous zeal, jesus clears the temple, temple, temple of the holy spirit, tabernacleChrist is zealous for His temple and cleanses it still today. Paul teaches that the purpose for the human body is not food nor sexual immorality, but for being joined to the Lord.
Introduction to Creationism vs. ScientismThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis03/01/2015creationism, scientism, creation, major biblical themes, genesis 1, worldview,The Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3I. An introduction to some of the Scriptures foundational to an understanding of creationism vs. scientism.
The WildernessLent 2015John Weis02/22/2015lent, liturgical seasons, church seasons, temptation of jesus, temptation in the wilderness, luke 4, fasting, temptationThough we are brought low during Lent, it is not a time for despair. The fasting and trials that Jesus encounters in the wilderness recapitulate the temptation of Adam in the Garden and Israel in the wilderness. Jesus overcomes the devil in the wilderness, telling of the victory to come.
Creation's Foundational SignificanceThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis02/22/2015creation, genesis 1, ontology, teleology, telos, arche, beginning, major biblical themesGod is both the source of nature and existence, as well as its telos (end, goal, purpose). God's creation of the universe is foundational for all other Biblical themes
The TransfigurationEpiphany 2015John Weis02/15/2015transfiguration, the transfiguration, mark 8, mark 9, epiphanyIn the Transfiguration we see the beautiful and glorious wisdom of God. Christ sees the Father's will as glorious. Yet Peter's eyes see naturally. The Transfiguration shows us that our perspective is flawed.
Creation Scriptures SurveyThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis02/15/2015the kingdom of god, creation, genesis 1, covenant, eternal decreeThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3G. An introduction to the topic of creation and its relation to covenant and eternal decree.
A New MealEpiphany 2015John Weis02/08/2015mark 2, bread of the presence, lord of the sabbath, sabbath, eucharist, bread and wine, old wineskins, new wine, new covenantChrist teaches the value of His presence and the value of the New Covenant that He brings with him through a parable of old garments and wineskins. We can not approach Christ if He does not make us anew.
The Boomerang EffectSingle MessageGreg Weis02/08/2015law of reciprocity, sermon on the mount, spiritual laws, sowing and reapingThe "boomerang effect," that is, that our actions bear fruit according to its kind, is a Kingdom principle. This principle encourages us to work on our own spiritual growth rather than condemning others.
A Doctor for the SickEpiphany 2015John Weis02/01/2015mark 2, paralytic man, social outcasts, true religion, religious legalism, epiphanyThe Gospels (the four of them, equally) bring us before Christ showing our true condition: sinful man is both unable to do anything about his condition, and is dead to the sensation of the effect of sin.
Vision CastingSingle MessageGreg Weis02/01/2015summer 2015, vision casting, christian maturity, fishers of men, evangelismVision casting for training a second tier of "fishers of men" during the summer of 2015.
A Lamb and A LadderEpiphany 2015John Weis01/25/2015jacob's ladder, epiphany, john 1, bethel, genesis 28, testimony of jesusChrist is the ladder which Jacob saw; He is the one who is "Bethel", the house (tabernacle) of God in the midst of His people. He is the one who confirms the covenant and fulfills His promises.
The ChurchSingle MessageRay Nethery01/25/2015the church, ecclesiology, body of christGuest message from Ray Nethery, President Emeritus of the Alliance for Renewal Churches. The body of Christ is one holy, universal and apostolic church.
Introduction to the Continuity of Biblical ImageryOld Testament OptimizationGreg Weis01/25/2015old testament, biblical imagery, reading the old testament, old testament and new testament, biblical continuityOld Testament Optimization Series, Chapter 3. Old Testament word pictures and symbolism are directly and intentionally continued into the New Testament.
A New TeachingEpiphany 2015John Weis01/18/2015epiphany, mark 1, prayer, healing, miracles, deliveranceJesus Christ, walking in the power of the Holy Spirit, shows us how we sustain our hearts in the love of God.
The Biblical Duty of TithingSingle MessageJohn Weis01/18/2015tithing, stewardship, 1 corinthians 9, 1 cor 9, levites, levitical priesthood, offerings, tithes and offeringsPaying the tithe is paying tribute to King Jesus. But this is not forced tribute, demanded by a tyrant conquerer. This is tribute given to the King whom you love.
The Baptism of Jesus ChristEpiphany 2015John Weis01/11/2015epiphany, mark 1, jesus' baptism, baptism of jesus, baptism in the holy spirit, christologyThough Christ was not guilty of any sin, as our High Priest and Kin, Jesus Christ receives water baptism, so that he would be the Head of a New People. Not only is He the Federal Head of this people by water, He also is baptized with the Holy Spirit to bestow the Spirit upon them.
The Word Made FleshAdvent & Christmas 2014John Weis01/04/2015john 1, word made flesh, logos, the word of god, word of god, creation, christmasFor John, the Incarnation is an act of immense proportions, illuminating how we understand the entire universe, physically, spiritually, and philosophically.
Three Mindsets to See Jesus in the Old Testament - Part BOld Testament OptimizationGreg Weis01/04/2015old testament, christ in the old testament, fulfilled prophecies, biblical types, types of christOld Testament Optimization Series, Chapter 1. All of the Old Testament points forward to Christ. Christ is not only revealed in the prophecies of the Old Testament, but also in the story of Israel, the Law of God, and the Wisdom Literature.
A Light for GloryAdvent & Christmas 2014John Weis12/28/2014christmas, nunc dimittis, simeon, anna, presentation of jesus at the temple, dedication of jesus, dedication of the firstborn, luke 2Simeon and Anna show us the righteousness of Christ in their worship and praise the Lord at the sight of the Child.
Three Mindsets to See Jesus in the Old Testament - Part AOld Testament OptimizationGreg Weis12/28/2014old testament, christ in the old testament, fulfilled prophecies, messianic prophecies, biblical offices, old testament officesOld Testament Optimization Series, Chapter 1. All of the Old Testament points forward to Christ. The first two ways to see Christ in the Old Testament are through the four Old Testament offices and through the prophecies that Christ fulfilled.
Covenant FaithfulnessAdvent & Christmas 2014John Weis12/28/2014God's promises, christmas, christmas eve, covenant promises, covenant, luke 2Christmas Eve Service. Celebrating Christmas without connecting to the covenant promises of God is not just ignorant of the Scriptures, but also spiritually damaging.
Everlasting KingdomAdvent & Christmas 2014John Weis12/21/20142 samuel 7, throne of david, advent, fourth sunday of advent, davidic covenant, promise of the messiahJesus Christ comes to fulfill the promises of God to David. He comes to establish an everlasting Kingdom in which we can truly live as redeemed mankind.
John MarkSearch the ScripturesGreg Weis12/21/2014john mark, new testament authors, search the scriptures, new testament, gospels, mark, gospel of mark, God's calling, fallen leadersSearch the Scriptures Series. The second author of the new testament, John Mark, shows how the gifts and call of God are irrevocable - God can restore the weak and fallen.
The Ministry of ChristAdvent & Christmas 2014John Weis12/14/2014christian history, isaiah 61, the church, jesus' commission, christ's commission, the church, advent, third sunday in advent, gaudete sunday, restorationGod's aim in the sending of His Son is that through His people He would work in the earth to cause righteousness in all places.
MatthewSearch the ScripturesGreg Weis12/14/2014matthew, new testament authors, search the scriptures, new testament, gospels, leviSearch the Scriptures Series. The first author of the new testament, Matthew, teaches us two lessons - God's glorious intentions in calling and redemption and the ministry of Christ is on the other side of the cross.
Comfort My PeopleAdvent & Christmas 2014John Weis12/07/2014advent, second sunday of advent, isaiah 40, comfort, comfort my people, restoration, mortalityGod desires to bring us back from our sins and by coming near, He has made sure it will happen.
The Dominion MandateThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis12/07/2014biblical themes, creation, dominion, dominion mandateThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3F. The dominion mandate has been and always will be God's purpose for His redeemed covenant people.
Rend the HeavensAdvent & Christmas 2014John Weis11/30/2014advent, first sunday of advent, isaiah 64, god's mercy, rend the heavens, god's faithfulnessGod has every right to renounce Israel and leave her in bondage, yet because of His great mercy, He will not give her up.
Two People Groups (Reviewed)The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis11/30/2014the kingdom of god, biblical themes, people of light, light vs darkness, light vs dark, people groups, people of God, God's peopleAnother major theme of the whole Bible is the people of light vs. the people of darkness. The one is marked by their trust in God and His ways and the other is marked by their pride.
Hope For All of LifeSingle MessageJohn Weis11/23/2014romans 8, eternal hope, hope, spirit's groaning, hopelessness, blessed hope, resurrectionThere is no situation which merits hopelessness. To live without hope is to live an active denial of eternity with God.
Tools for Disciplined LivingSelf-Discipline & Goal SettingJason Hale11/23/2014self-discipline, discipline, goal-setting, practical tools, scheduling, calendarsFour practical tools to use in establishing habits of discipline living.
HumilitySingle MessageJohn Weis11/16/2014humility, philippians 2, fear and trembling, work out your salvation, grumbling, complaining, thankfulnessGod desires that we would consciously engage our will in a sustained effort against sin.
DisciplineSelf-Discipline & Goal SettingJason Hale11/16/2014self-discipline, discipline, goal-setting, perseverance, self-controlThe purpose behind goal-setting and self-discipline ultimately should be the glorification of Christ. Recommended reading: The Disciplined Life by Richard Taylor.
The PresenceSingle MessageJohn Weis11/09/2014psalm 16, the presence of god, union with christ, joy of the lord, divine pleasure, oil of gladness, anointing with oil, lordship of christThrough our union with Christ, mediated by the Holy Spirit, we are invited to live with the Lord always before us.
Tools for Goal SettingSelf-Discipline & Goal SettingJason Hale11/09/2014goals, goal setting, goal-setting, self-disciplineA review of the principles of goal setting and a survey of three tracking tools to use in progressing towards your goals.
Heavenly EncounterSingle MessageJohn Weis11/02/2014ezekiel 1, worship, hearing from God, throne room, vision, ezekiel, encountering god, heavenWorship, and therefore all of life, is not neutral. Man becomes like what he beholds in worship.
Naaman's WashingSingle MessageJohn Weis10/26/2014baptism, naaman, 2 kings 5, john 1, john the baptist, baptism of jesus, jesus' baptismLike Naaman, we are like dead men, in need of cleansing and restoration. In Naaman's washing and later in John the Baptist's ministry we see our need of washing and the preeminent worth and beauty of the Lamb of God.
Covenant Theology (Reviewed)The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis10/26/2014biblical themes, covenant theology, biblical covenant, federal headship, dispensationalismThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3D. Covenant theology is an interpretative paradigm by which one views all of Scripture in light of God's covenants within the Trinity and with mankind.
Eternal DecreeThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis10/26/2014the kingdom of god, biblical themes, eternal decree, isaiah 46The Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3B. God's Kingdom plan in Creation is and must be His ongoing, current and eternal plan. His attributes, purpose, law and ways never change. He, His plans and His administration are progressively revealed.
Idols - No Other GodsSingle MessageJohn Weis10/19/2014law, god's law, biblical law, idolatry, first commandment, ten commandments, exodus 20, romans 6, antinomianism, law vs grace, old covenant, old testament lawThough we could never be justified to God by doing His law, His moral law still informs how we should live.
Covenant (Reviewed)The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis10/19/2014covenant, covenant, theology, suzerainty treaties, biblical covenantsThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3C. Common characteristics and eight ingredients of all Biblical Covenants.
Baptism - Through the WatersSingle MessageJohn Weis10/12/2014exodus 14, baptism, parting of the red sea, exodus, deliveranceThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3B Reviewed. God's Kingdom plan in Creation is and must be His ongoing, current and eternal plan. His attributes, purpose, law and ways never change. He, His plans and His administration are progressively revealed.
Our Need for GraceSingle MessageJohn Weis10/05/2014grace, exodus 6, luke 24, hope, road to emmaus, deliverance, seeing God, seeing Christ, communion, breaking breadGod's deliverance is accomplished without precondition. God's saving grace comes before the giving of the law. And this amazing deliverance cannot be believed by man's ears or eyes alone.
The Plenary Inspiration of ScriptureThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis10/05/2014plenary inspiration of scripture, biblical themes, inerrancy, inspiration of scripture, eternal decree, history and the bibleThe Kingdom of God, Chapter 3A. In preparation for reviewing the major themes contained in Scripture, a study of why major Biblical themes are important, that is, that all Scripture is written by one Author for one unfolding eternal decree.
Signs of MosesSingle MessageJohn Weis09/28/2014exodus 4, signs of moses, types of Christ, prefiguring ChristEvery aspect of Moses' ministry, to one degree, prefigures Christ. Knowing this, we ought to read Moses looking for Christ, making connections where appropriate.
The Kingdom of God Defined - Part C (Revised)The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis09/28/2014the kingdom of god, fulfillment, purpose, meaning of life, nation of God, God's people, city on a hillThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 2C. The remaining of twelve defining statements about the Kingdom of God.
Hope for the WorldSingle MessageJohn Weis09/21/2014end times, eschatology, last days, latter days, post-millenialism, mustard seed, mustard tree, kingdom of god, daniel 4, mark 4God has not abandoned the earth up to futility, for the glory of the Lord will fill the whole earth.
The Kingdom of God Defined - Part B (Revised)The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis09/21/2014the kingdom of god, God's glory, spiritual warfare, biblical covenant, progressive revelationThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 2B Revised. Five more defining statements about the Kingdom of God.
Living in the Light of ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis09/14/2014colossians 3, christian living, gospel-informed, new self, the selfThe exhortations of Colossians 3 are instructions for Gospel-informed living. Without Christ, we have no foundation or motivation for righteous living.
The Kingdom of God Defined - Part A (Reviewed)The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis09/14/2014the kingdom of god, kingdom of heaven, dominion, reign, eternal purpose, 1 peter 2, exodus 19The Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 2A Revised. The first six of twelve defining statements about the Kingdom of God.
The Primacy of the KingdomThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis09/07/2014the kingdom of god, theme of scripture, motif, what the bible is all aboutThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 1 Reviewed - The Kingdom of God is the primary, prevailing topic throughout all of Scripture. A review of the Sunday School message "What Is the Bible All About?" (posted on February 5, 2014).
Spiritual Warfare - The Nature of the EnemyEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis09/07/2014prayer, effective prayer, spiritual warfare, satan, demons, 2 cor 2:11, rev 2:24, eph 6:11Effective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 3G - Satan, the adversary, is opposite God in character and intention but not equal in divinity or power. We are encouraged by Scripture to be innocent in regards to the "deep things of Satan" (Rev. 2:24) but "not ignorant of his schemes" (2 Cor. 2:11).
Spiritual Warfare - Reality, Geography & Legalities (Continued)Effective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis08/31/2014prayer, effective prayer, keys to prayer, spiritual warfareEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 3F (Continued) - To engage in spiritual warfare, it is important to first understand what the Bible reveals about the source, geography and legalities of spiritual warfare.
Spiritual Warfare - Reality, Geography & LegalitiesEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis08/31/2014prayer, effective prayer, keys to prayer, spiritual warfareEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 3F - To engage in spiritual warfare, it is important to first understand what the Bible reveals about the source, geography and legalities of spiritual warfare.
Five Types of Prayer - Great Model Intercessors of the BibleEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis08/24/2014prayer, corporate prayer, types of prayer, intercession, intercessory prayer, compassion, biblical examples of prayerEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 3E - Seven key principles of intercession as exemplified by great models in the Bible - Jesus, Nehemiah, Moses and others.
Five Types of Prayer - Principles of Effective IntercessionEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis08/24/2014prayer, corporate prayer, types of prayer, intercession, intercessory prayer, compassionEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 3D - Effective intercession begins with a burden from the heart of God given by the Holy Spirit.
Five Types of Prayer - Petitions, Supplications & Requests with ThanksgivingEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis08/17/2014prayer, corporate prayer, effective prayer, petitions, supplication, thanksgiving, prayer toolsEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 3C - Petitions, supplications and requests are the most familiar types of prayer. It is important to couple these prayers with thanksgiving.
Seven Keys to Effective Kingdom Prayer - Key 5Effective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis08/10/2014prayer, effective prayer, righteousness, right relationships, correct attitudes, motivations for prayer, attitudes toward prayer, keys to prayerEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 2C. Another key to effective prayer is righteousness. What is righteousness?
Seven Keys to Effective Kingdom Prayer - Keys 2-4Effective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis08/10/2014prayer, effective prayer, faith, relational faith, humility, harmonious relationships, keys to prayerEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 2B. Relational faith, humility and harmonious relationships are three more keys to effective prayer.
Seal of AuthenticityAn Exposition of 1st JohnJohn Weis08/03/20141 john, 1 john 5, false doctrines, doctrinal idols, sins leading to destructionJohn has been talking about love of neighbor, trusting in Christ, walking in the light, and he caps it off with a "keep yourselves from idols." John is saying that false doctrines are idols which we exalt over and above the truth of Christ. We are to live, seeing through new eyes, keeping watch against the darkness.
Seven Keys to Effective Kingdom Prayer - Key 1Effective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis08/03/2014prayer, effective prayer, god's will, will of god, keys to prayerEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 2A. One of the first keys to effective prayer is to pray according to God's will. What is the will of God?
Seven Inevitable Institutions of Government - The ChurchThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis07/27/2014the kingdom of god, the church, religion, religious institutions, government, institutions, society, governmental institutions, societal institutionsThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 7A. All societies are structured with seven governmental institutions. The church is the third part of the "three-legged stool" upon which all institutions rest.
Seven Inevitable Institutions of Government - Educational SystemsThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis07/27/2014the kingdom of god, education, educational systems, dominion, restoration, government, institutions, society, governmental institutions, societal institutionsThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 7B. There are four institutions of government that the Kingdom must take dominion over through Christians being salt and light in the world. The first of these is education.
Seven Inevitable Institutions of Government - The FamilyThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis07/27/2014the kingdom of god, the family, family, government, institutions, society, governmental institutions, societal institutionsThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 7A. All societies are structured with seven governmental institutions. The family is the second part of the "three-legged stool" upon which all institutions rest.
Testing and LoveAn Exposition of 1st JohnJohn Weis07/27/2014testing spirits, assurance of salvation, gospel assurance, perfect love, fear of the Lord, fear of judgment, 1 john 4The fear of the Lord causes us to come take refuge in Him (cf. Ps 31:19), whereas the fear of the Lord's judgment causes us to shrink back from Him (cf. Luke 23:30). In Christ, our fear of the Lord's judgment is cast out by perfect love.
Five Types of Prayer - Communing with God in His Word (Continued)Effective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis07/27/2014prayer, corporate prayer, types of prayer, reading the bible, reading god's word, the bible, scriptureEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 3A (Continued) - We can commune with the Living Word by reflectively reading His written Word.
Five Types of Prayer - Communing with God in His WordEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis07/27/2014prayer, corporate prayer, types of prayer, reading the bible, reading god's word, the bible, scriptureEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer Series, Chapter 3A - We can commune with the Living Word by reflectively reading His written Word.
Children of GodAn Exposition of 1st JohnJohn Weis07/13/20141 john 3, assurance, brotherly love, children of god, signs of righteousness, gospel imperativesIf we who were formerly following Cain are loving our brothers, it must be because we are now following Christ. If we are keeping God's commandment, then we know that God abides in us by His Spirit.
Seven Inevitable Institutions of Government - The IndividualThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis07/13/2014the kingdom of god, individualism, self-government, government, institutions, society, governmental institutions, societal institutionsThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 7A. All societies are structured with seven governmental institutions. The individual (self-government) is one part of the "three-legged stool" upon which all institutions rest.
AntichristsAn Exposition of 1st JohnJohn Weis07/06/20141 john 2, the last hour, antichrist, the antichrist, anti-christ, strange doctrines, strange worship, the sufficiency of ChristThe anti-Christ is not someone coming at the end of modern history to "end the world", but rather anyone coming against the doctrine of the apostles: that Jesus is the Christ, the Only Son of God, who has revealed righteousness.
Seven Inevitable Institutions of Government - IntroductionThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis07/06/2014the kingdom of god, government, institutions, society, governmental institutions, societal institutionsThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 7. All societies are structured with seven governmental institutions: individuals, families, religious institutions, educational systems, economic organizations and systems, media and social mores, and civil government.
The New CommandmentAn Exposition of 1st JohnJohn Weis06/29/20141 john, 1 john 2, brotherly love, christian walkJohn identifies love for your brother as being a mirror of your spiritual state, such that hatred amounts to blindness and love light.
Major Biblical Themes - Part D: Two People Groups (Continued)The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis06/29/2014the kingdom of god, biblical themes, cain and abel, light vs darkness, people of light, trust in god, prideThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3D. Since Cain killed Abel, there have been two people groups on the earth: People of Light (who trust in God) vs. People of Darkness (who are slaves to their pride).
The Catalyst to Visitation - Part A (Conclusion)Effective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis06/29/2014kingdom of god, prayer, effective prayer, visitation of God, presence of God, catalystEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer, Chapter 1A (Conclusion) - Effective corporate prayer is a spiritual catalyst to the initial, sustained and increasing corporate community-wide manifest presence of God, out of which His redemptive, miraculous, Kingdom purposes are birthed and established.
Walk In The LightAn Exposition of 1st JohnJohn Weis06/22/2014light, confession, confession of sins, christology, incarnation, 1 john 1Jesus shows the nature of God: God is light (1 John 1:5). We must examine our walk and see if it is in step with the light of God.
Major Biblical Themes - Part D: Two People GroupsThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis06/22/2014the kingdom of god, biblical themes, cain and abel, light vs darkness, people of light, trust in god, prideThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3D. Since Cain killed Abel, there have been two people groups on the earth: People of Light (who trust in God) vs. People of Darkness (who are slaves to their pride).
The Catalyst to Visitation - Part A (Continued)Effective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis06/22/2014kingdom of god, prayer, effective prayer, visitation of God, presence of God, catalystEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer, Chapter 1A (Continued) - Effective corporate prayer is a spiritual catalyst to the initial, sustained and increasing corporate community-wide manifest presence of God, out of which His redemptive, miraculous, Kingdom purposes are birthed and established.
Man of FireEastertide 2014John Weis06/15/2014revelation 1, ascension, pentecost, high priest, seven lampstands, revelation, apocalypseJesus Christ, the one who baptizes in the Holy Spirit, is the same one who attends to the lampstands, moving back and forth among them, filling them with oil (the Spirit), and trimming them.
Major Biblical Themes - Part C: Covenant Theology (Continued)The Kingdom of GodGreg Weis06/15/2014covenant theology, kingdom of god, old covenant, new covenant, eternal covenantThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3C. A continuation of the introduction to Covenant Theology with emphasis on the continuity between Biblical covenants, Jesus and the Eternal Covenant, and benefits of an Eternal Grace/One Covenant Theology.
The Catalyst to Visitation - Part AEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer SeriesGreg Weis06/08/2014kingdom of god, prayer, effective prayer, visitation of God, presence of God, catalystEffective Corporate Kingdom Prayer, Chapter 1A - Effective corporate prayer is a spiritual catalyst to the initial, sustained and increasing corporate community-wide manifest presence of God, out of which His redemptive, miraculous, Kingdom purposes are birthed and established.
Effective Corporate Kingdom PrayerSingle MessageGreg Weis06/08/2014matt 6:10, james 5:16. prayer, the kingdom of god, effective prayer, temple, tabernacleAn overview of the theme (Matthew 6:10, James 5:16) and topics on prayer that will be covered over the course of this series.
Origins and CovenantsEastertide 2014John Weis06/08/2014pentecost, acts 2, day of atonement, giving of the law, baptism of the holy spirit, holy spirit, first fruits, biblical covenantsThe promise of the Holy Spirit is not earned, nor merited, but rather, as grace of the gospel, freely given by God.
Major Biblical Themes - Part C: Covenant TheologyThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis06/08/2014the kingdom of god, covenant theology, biblical covenant, hermenutics, federal head, dispensationalismThe Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3C. An introduction to Covenant Theology - Covenant Theology as an interpretative paradigm, the two types of Scriptural covenants and Covenant Theology contrasted with Dispensationalism.
Atonement - Completed in AscensionEastertide 2014John Weis06/01/2014easter, ascension, atonement, the day of atonementThe atonement was completed when Jesus sat down at the right hand of God, after His Ascension, demonstrating the finality of the lasting work of Christ.
Major Biblical Themes - Part B: CovenantThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis06/01/2014history, biblical history, covenants, suzerain treaties, biblical covenants, major biblical themes, genesis 15, Isaiah 1The Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3B. An introduction to the Biblical view of history and the eight components of all Biblical covenants.
MissionEastertide 2014John Weis05/25/2014luke 24, acts 1, the great commission, the church, the holy spirit, power from on highThe disciples will confirm the truth of the prophecies that have been fulfilled after the power from on high arrives. They will be the ones that will proclaim repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Christ's name.
Major Biblical Themes - Part A: Eternal DecreeThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis05/25/2014the kingdom of god, biblical themes, eternal decree, isaiah 46The Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 3A. God's Kingdom plan in Creation is and must be His ongoing, current and eternal plan. His attributes, purpose, law and ways never change. He, His plans and His administration are progressively revealed.
Fear - Startled by the ResurrectionEastertide 2014John Weis05/18/2014fear, amazement, the resurrection, mark 16In Mark, divine intervention often leaves people even more afraid, not less. And so even in the Resurrection, we see a need still remains. For us to be freed from fear, Christ will ascend to the Father and pour forth the Spirit, who will pour into us the love of God (Romans 5:5), for that is perfect love, which casts out all fear.
The Kingdom of God Defined - Part BThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis05/18/2014the kingdom of god, christ's reign, god's government, matthew 6:10The Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 2B. Twelve defining statements about the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God Defined - Part AThe Kingdom of GodGreg Weis05/18/2014the kingdom of god, christ's reign, god's government, matthew 6:10The Kingdom of God Series, Chapter 2A. Twelve defining statements about the Kingdom of God.
The Road to EmmausEastertide 2014John Weis05/11/2014road to emmaus, luke 24, easter, resurrection, communion, experiencing GodThe Word indicates, demonstrates, and teaches us of Christ, but it's at the Table where we recognize and experience Him.
The Great CommissionEastertide 2014John Weis05/04/2014differences in the gospels, resurrection, the great commission, eastertideThe Great Commission is to be done with the foundation of the Resurrected Jesus Christ. That is the reason for it, and the power of it.
Seven Principles of All GCF Outreaches - Part FTaking Him to the StreetsGreg Weis05/04/2014outreach, biblical conversion, five vital signs of life, fishing for men, discipleship, evangelismSeven principles of GCF outreach originally presented at the 2014 ARC conference. The last two concepts, Pole Fishing vs. Net Fishing and Biblically Measuring Conversion, Growth, Health and Discipleship, are covered in this message.
Fellowship - Restored in the ResurrectionEastertide 2014John Weis04/27/2014john 21, restoration, jesus and peter, resurrection, eastertide, fellowship, feed my sheepIt's only after the meal that God tells Peter to feed His Lambs. Likewise, we only can minister out of the overflow of our relationship with God. The question "Do you love Me?" must be answered before you can be told to feed His lambs.
Seven Principles of All GCF Outreaches - Part ETaking Him to the StreetsGreg Weis04/27/2014new testament church, acts, church in jerusalem, church in Antioch, the next generation, Christianity and the university, generational christianitySeven principles of GCF outreach originally presented at the 2014 ARC conference. The fifth concept, Paul's Modus Operandi, is covered in this message including the model of the Antioch church and the importance of the next generation.
Easter - The Start of a New CreationEastertide 2014John Weis04/20/2014the gospel, the good news, song of solomon 3, song of songs 3, john 20, easter, resurrection, reconciliation with GodBy rising from the dead, Christ has defeated death and opened up for us a way of salvation. While we scattered, Christ has sought us out, gathered us by His Spirit and proclaimed the Gospel to us: that in Christ, God has reconciled us to Himself, declaring peace to those who were far off.
Seven Principles of All GCF Outreaches - Part DTaking Him to the StreetsGreg Weis04/20/2014spiritual development, spiritual growth, pre-evangelism, pre-evangelized, conversion, becoming a ChristianSeven principles of GCF outreach originally presented at the 2014 ARC conference. The fourth concept, Belonging Before Converting, is covered in this message, with particular emphasis on the "prenatal" development of future disciples.
Palms and PassionLent 2014John Weis04/13/2014palm sunday, spiritual blindness, light, atonement, following JesusThe crowd that greets Jesus in Jerusalem is in darkness, because they cannot believe. And this is John's specific intention: to demonstrate that without Christ's atoning work, no amount of following after Him can ever produce the faith that leads to life.
Seven Principles of All GCF Outreaches - Part CTaking Him to the StreetsGreg Weis04/13/2014discipleship, spiritual development, belonging, acceptance, sinner's prayer, the gospel, history of israelSeven principles of GCF outreach originally presented at the 2014 ARC conference. The third and fourth concepts, Decision Making vs. Disciple Making and Belonging Before Converting, are considered in this message. (See our Sermon of the Week podcast for Part B.)
Seven Principles of All GCF Outreaches - Part BTaking Him to the StreetsGreg Weis04/06/2014discipleship, sinner's prayer, the gospel, history of israelSeven principles of GCF outreach originally presented at the 2014 ARC conference. The third concept, Decision Making vs. Disciple Making, is begun in this message. (See our Sunday School podcast for Part A.)
Seven Principles of All GCF Outreaches - Part ATaking Him to the StreetsGreg Weis04/06/2014fishers of men, discipleship, discipling, servant leadership, missional community, project based learning, outreachSeven principles of GCF outreach originally presented at the 2014 ARC conference. The first two concepts (Fishing is Following and Going Before We Are Ready) are covered in this message.
Rediscovering & Restoring His Pattern - Part CRediscovering and Restoring His PatternGreg Weis03/30/2014modern evangelicalism, paradigms, matthew 16, gates of Hades, the ChurchJesus' statement in Matthew 16:18 that He will build His Church and the gates of Hades will not overpower it means that the Church is meant to be on the offensive, not in retreat.
Lifted UpLent 2014John Weis03/30/2014numbers 21, john 3, fiery serpents, nicodemus, bronze serpents, glorification of ChristNot only is Jesus Christ glorified in His heavenly state, but Christ was also glorified by being lifted up on the cross.
Lame Man Walking - The Power of the Son of GodLent 2014John Weis03/23/2014jesus, healing, john 5, lame man, pool of bethesda, lord of the sabbath, resurrectionThose who hear the words of Jesus have come alive. Those who do not believe the words of Jesus are dead. But, hallelujah, He's in the business of raising the dead.
Rediscovering & Restoring His Pattern - Part BRediscovering and Restoring His PatternGreg Weis03/23/2014pattern, restoration, rebuilding, bible, theologies, kingdom gospel, the gospel, kingdom of godTwo key areas of Biblical Emphasis that the Church needs to rediscover are a comprehensive understanding of the Word of God and a complete Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
Resurrection - Our Great Hope in ChristLent 2014John Weis03/16/2014john 11, lazarus, jesus christ, resurrection, mary and marthaNot only did Jesus bring Lazarus back to life, but He healed him and reversed the decay of his flesh. Jesus Christ is making all things new, especially our hearts, which are in need of hearing His voice say "come alive."
Rediscovering & Restoring His Pattern - Part ARediscovering and Restoring His PatternGreg Weis03/16/2014new testament church, acts, salt and light, pattern, restoration, rebuildingA study on becoming salt & light in the world (Matthew 5:13-15) and building the church according to the Biblical pattern.
Blindness - Our Need for the Light of the WorldLent 2014John Weis03/09/2014the healing of the blind man, john 9, legalism, blindness, light of the worldOnly if we see our need for Christ will he be of any benefit to us. In this season of Lent, when we reflect on the darkness in our own lives, we must cry out all the more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me."
A Tool for FastingSingle MessageGreg Weis03/09/2014fasting, lent, corporate fastingA review of the past few messages on fasting and Lent, as well as an explanation of how to use GCF Fasting Folders during this season.
Seek the LordSingle MessageGreg Weis03/02/2014matthew 6, romans 12, ash wednesday, lent, identity, fasting, Kingdom of God, prayerAsh Wednesday 2014 - An exhortation to seek His face, heart and hand that we might be strengthened in our Godly identity and prepared for the work ahead.
Overcoming Temptation - A Celebration of LentLent 2014John Weis03/02/2014lent, psalm 32, matthew 4, liturgical seasons, wilderness, temptation of jesus, spiritual warfareThis year, as we celebrate Lent, let us do so knowing that the battle in the wilderness has already been won. Jesus overcomes the devil in the wilderness, which we celebrate in Lent, culminating in Jesus' Passion.
Fasting 102Single MessageGreg Weis03/02/2014fasting, lent, daniel fast, partial fast, total fast, spiritual battles, corporate fastingPractical things, including types of fasts, to consider before entering this season of GCF corporate fasting.
Fasting 101Single MessageGreg Weis02/23/2014prayer, fasting, joel, isaiah 58, lent, humility, rewardsFour key passages of Scripture on fasting (the Sermon on the Mount, Psalm 35:13, Isaiah 58 and the Book of Joel) teach us the proper motives for fasting and the promised rewards.
What Was God's Original Plan? - Part BWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven?Greg Weis02/23/2014kingdom of god, covenant, genesis 1, genesis 2, god's plan, Adam, Adamic covenantWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven Series, Section 1, Chapter 3B - A survey of the covenantal history in the Scriptures, beginning with the Adamic covenant in Genesis 1-2.
Forgiveness - Prerequisite to DiscipleshipSingle MessageJohn Weis02/16/2014forgiveness, justice, lord's prayer, forgive us our debts, matthew 6, matthew 18The freedom from your past debts is the justice which rolls down like water. You don't forgive to be forgiven, you forgive because you have been forgiven.
What Was God's Original Plan? - Part AWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven?Greg Weis02/16/2014god's plan, kingdom of god, kingdom of heaven, covenant, covenantal history, suzerain treaties, lord and vassalWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven Series, Section 1, Chapter 3A - God's original Kingdom plan is His ongoing, current and eternal plan.
What In God's Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven? - Part BWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven?Greg Weis02/09/2014the kingdom of god, dominion, circumcision, baptism, god's reignWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven Series, Section 1, Chapter 2B - A collage of twelve defining statements about the Kingdom of God.
Gospel Suffering - Paul's Life in the Light of ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis02/09/2014colossians 1, suffering, maturity, spiritual maturity, cross of christGod, who created men in His image and has redeemed men after the pattern of His Son, desires them to have full maturity after their elder Brother.
What In God's Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven? - Part AWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven?Greg Weis02/02/2014the kingdom of god, dominion, circumcision, baptism, god's reign,What On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven Series, Section 1, Chapter 2A - A collage of twelve defining statements about the Kingdom of God.
What Is the Bible All About?What On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven?Greg Weis02/02/2014the kingdom of god, theme of scripture, motif, what the bible is all aboutWhat On Earth is the Kingdom of Heaven Series, Section 1, Chapter 1 - The Kingdom of God is the central, comprehensive, and dominant theme of the Scriptures.
Cultivating Three Types of Biblical FruitEmploying God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis02/02/2014bearing fruit, biblical fruit, spiritual gifts, character, good deeds, good works, reproduction, genesis 1, spiritual growthEmploying God's Gifts, Chapter 12 - At the beginning of Genesis, God commands creation to be fruitful and multiply. An introduction to biblical fruit and how to cultivate it.
Fathers FirstSingle MessageJohn Weis02/02/2014inheritance, abram, abraham, genesis 12, genesis 13, forerunnerWhat you work for, you keep, but even the ground you cover today becomes your children's possession.
Presentation of Jesus at the TempleSingle MessageJohn Weis02/02/2014luke 2, presentation at the temple, simeon, nunc dimittis, salvation, Israel, Jesus Christ, deliveranceSimeon recognizes the Christ child as being that very salvation from the hand of God which would be the restoration of the glory of Israel. Just as God demonstrated His power over Egypt, the salvation brought about through Christ has world-wide impact.
EpiphanySingle MessageJohn Weis02/02/2014jesus' baptism, wedding at cana, light of the world, ephesians 3, matthew 2The Light of the world has come, and has shown Himself to all, calling men to turn from their dark deeds and walk in the Light.
Magi and InfantsAdvent & Christmas 2013John Weis01/19/2014magi, three wise men, feast of the innocents, christmasThe events surrounding Christ's birth remind us of the destructive, temporary reign of unrighteous men and of the eternal reign of God which will one day be recognized by all.
A Saviour - The Shepherd of IsraelAdvent & Christmas 2013John Weis01/19/2014advent, christmas eve, nativity, savior, luke 2, the christmas story, shepherdGod did not just put the rulers of this world to open shame at the cross, He did it at the very beginning of His Son's life.
Hope - Christ's Blessed ReignAdvent & Christmas 2013John Weis01/19/2014advent, hope, christ's reign, isaiah 2As we ready to celebrate the birth of our Lord, we remember that Christ is the Light of the world and that without Him, we would remain in darkness.
Nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Continued)Employing God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014gifts of the spirit, 1 corinthians 12, spiritual gifts, holy spirit, healing, faith, miraclesEmploying God's Gifts Series, Chapter 9C - A brief review of the Employing God's Gifts series, with emphasis on the three power gifts of the Holy Spirit - faith, healing, and the effecting of miracles.
A Garden in the WildernessAdvent & Christmas 2013John Weis01/19/2014israel, isaiah 35, advent, redemption, salvation, prophecy, garden in the wildernessThe salvation which makes the desert land that Isaiah describes into a garden is none other than Christ himself.
Root of Jesse - Christ, the King of IsraelAdvent & Christmas 2013John Weis01/19/2014root of jesse, advent, 1 kings 9, isaiah 11, christ the king, christ's reignUnlike the other sons of Jesse (David and Solomon), Christ shall bear lasting fruit. The effect of His reign shall be life, not death.
Nine Gifts of the Holy SpiritEmploying God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014gifts of the spirit, 1 corinthians 12, spiritual gifts, holy spirit, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, words of knowledge, words of wisdom, discernment of spirits, healing, faith, miraclesEmploying God's Gifts Series, Chapter 9A - An introduction to the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit: tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, words of knowledge, words of wisdom, discernment of spirits, healing, faith, and the effecting of miracles. (see 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
Faithful - God's Righteous Dealings with IsraelAdvent & Christmas 2013John Weis01/19/2014advent, isaiah 9, israel, the coming of JesusIn the Advent season, we remember Israel's awaiting of the Messiah just as we now await the day when He will come to bring fullness to His Kingdom.
Good Works - A Way of LivingSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014good works, the christian life, psalm 11, eph 2We were created in Christ Jesus for the purpose of doing good works now, in this life, as a prophetic witness. We are to live as if the age to come is already at hand.
Seven Gifts - Part 4Employing God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual gifts, service, 1 corinthians 12, ephesians 4, evangelism, evangelists, prophecy, prophets, apostlesEmploying God's Gift Series, Chapter 8 - There are seven gifts God gives for ministry as detailed in 1 Corinthians and Ephesians. This week the last three are covered: the gifts of evangelists, apostles and prophets.
Thanksgiving - A Christian Way of CelebratingSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014thanksgiving, celebration, psalm 84, colossians 3Thankfulness should not be confined to just our devotional and ministry activities, but in everything we do, we are to give thanks to God.
Seven Gifts - Part 3Employing God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual gifts, service, 1 corinthians 12, ephesians 4, gift of helps, gift of administrations, administration, teaching, teachers, shepherds, shepherdingEmploying God's Gifts, Chapter 7 - There are seven gifts God gives for ministry as detailed in 1 Corinthians and Ephesians. This week the first four are covered: the gifts of helps, administrations, teaching and shepherding.
Three New Testament Offices (Continued)Employing God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual offices, new testament offices, bishops, priests, priesthood, deacons, eldersEmploying God's Gifts Series, Chapter 6B - Completion of the study of the three new testament offices: priests (the priesthood of all believers), elders and deacons.
Three New Testament OfficesEmploying God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual offices, new testament offices, bishops, priests, priesthood, deacons, eldersEmploying God's Gifts Series, Chapter 6A - A study of the three new testament offices: priests (the priesthood of all believers), elders and deacons.
Assurance - A Gift Through the SpiritSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014assurance, salvation, romans 8, hope, witness of the holy spiritThe deep assurance which comes from the witness of the Holy Spirit gives us confidence to withstand the attacks of the evil one.
Seven Gifts - Part 2Employing God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014motivation, temperament, spiritual gifts, motivational gifts, romans 12, prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, giving, leadership, mercyEmploying God's Gifts Series, Chapter 5 - Romans 12 lists seven motivational gifts: prophecy, service, teaching, exhortation, giving, leadership and mercy.
Community - Unity in ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014community, unity, the church, prayer of Jesus, john 17, psalm 133Jesus Christ is the means and ends of our community because He is the source and purpose of unity among the brethren.
Seven Gifts - Part 1Employing God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014motivation, temperament, spiritual giftsEmploying God's Gifts Series, Chapter 4
Anxiety - Killing the Unbelief that Fuels WorrySingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014anxiety, worry, unbelief, matthew 6We cannot defeat our anxieties by trying to be or do better. Instead it is the renewal of our minds by Jesus' teaching that sets us free to trust Him.
Biblical Gift Words - ContinuedEmploying God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual gifts, biblical words, motivational gifts, service gifts, charismatic gifts, greek words, 1 corinthians 12,Employing God's Gifts Series, Chapter 4 - A word study of 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 helps to clarify the various categories of God's gifts.
Discipleship - The Cost of Following JesusSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014discipleship, parable of the wedding feast, the cost of following Jesus, luke 14, devotionWe are not defined by our jobs, possessions or family. We are defined only by our devotion to Jesus.
Biblical Gift WordsEmploying God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual gifts, biblical words, motivational gifts, edification, service, charismatic giftsEmploying God's Gifts Series, Chapter 2 - God has given the church many gifts for its edification. These gifts include motivational, service and charismatic gifts.
Things We Must Practice - Part CSpiritual WarfareGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual warfare, the church, unity, division, bitterness, reconciliationSeasons of Spiritual Warfare, Part 2C - The phalanx principle of spiritual warfare and the importance of church reconciliation in overcoming the enemy's attacks.
Things We Must Practice - Part BSpiritual WarfareGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual warfare, matthew 4, temptation of Christ, accountability, temptation, prayer, fasting, confession, walk by the spirit, wildernessSeasons of Spiritual Warfare Series, Part 2B - How to battle against spiritual attack and resist temptation through prayer, fasting, accountability and walking with the Holy Spirit.
What is Man?Single MessageRay Nethery01/19/2014man, meaning of life, man's purpose, life purpose, image of God, imago Dei, Creator, creation, the Christian mindThere is one true center for all human beings that gives them purpose and meaning: God, man's Creator. Man is God's image-bearer.
Things We Must Practice - Part ASpiritual WarfareGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual warfare, the devil, sin, pride, rebellion, unbelief, division, fear, deception, satan, the enemy, murderSeasons of Spiritual Warfare Series, Part 2A - Schemes and strategies of the enemy that we need to recognize and battle.
Thirst - The Free Call of ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014john 7, promises, satisfaction, the gospel call, living water, feast of booths, life purposeChrist invites us to come and be satisfied in Him. No one else has ever offered up a satisfying, fulfilling promise such as this and had the power to fulfill it.
The Church of His Grace - Part AGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis01/19/2014grace, the church, ephesians 4, 1 corinthians 12Grace Upon Grace Series, Chapter 6A - An introduction to the third delivery system of God's grace, His Church.
Excellency - The Supreme Worth of ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014Christ, philippians 3, hope, remembrance, the gospelWe have a tendency to forget, whether it be our successes, our failures or the Gospel itself. We must be reminded again of our great Hope.
Things We Must KnowSpiritual WarfareGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual warfare, 2 corinthians 2, devil, satan, demons, temptation, spiritual attack, sinSeasons of Spiritual Warfare Series, Part 1 - In order for us to be equipped for spiritual warfare, we need to be aware of our enemy, spiritual battlegrounds and the enemy's strategies. (2 Cor. 2:11)
Rooted - Our Walk in ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014colossians 2, rest, restlessness, satisfaction, reconciliation to GodGod has already reconciled us to Himself through Christ. To embrace and rest in the work of Christ done on our behalf is to glorify God.
Getting Properly OrientedEmploying God's Gift SeriesGreg Weis01/19/2014spiritual gifts, fruit, service, 1 peter 4:10Employing God's Gifts Series, Chapter 1 - 1 Peter 4:10 "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." An introduction to God's gifts to the church. There are three general classifications of God's gifts that are helpful to begin with: general gifts, fruit, and specific gifts for the edification of the church.
Steadfast - Faith in the Midst of PersecutionSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014steadfastness, persecution, faith, phil 1, the philippiansIn Paul's letter to the Philippians, he encourages them to be a living testimony and a prophetic witness of God's deliverance.
The Church of His Grace - Part DGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis01/19/2014grace, the church, restoration, biblical church, new testament churchGrace Upon Grace Series, Chapter 6D - The conclusion of the Grace Upon Grace series. A review of twenty-one areas of restoration for the Church to pursue.
Disciples - Following ChristSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014discipleship, community, the Church, following Jesus, 1 cor 4, mature faith, personal growthHow are to we know that we are in a healthy way of life? Believers grow in maturity, following Christ by taking part in His Church.
The Church of His Grace - Part CGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis01/19/2014grace, the church, 1 corinthians 1, creeds, sacramentsGrace Upon Grace Series, Chapter 6C - In 1 Corinthians, Paul exhorts the Church to be united and of "the same mind." There are many areas of the Church that need to be restored in order for it to be healthy and united.
Rest - Staying Close to the SourceSingle MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014rest, mark 6, renewal, feeding the 5000, walking on the waterChrist's invitation to rest is the invitation to a renewal of our mind to see how God sees.
The Church of His Grace - Part BGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis01/19/2014grace, the church, restoration, new testament churchGrace Upon Grace Series, Chapter 6B - Since the Church is one way that God delivers grace to us, we must begin to understand its value and role in our discipleship and sanctification.
Samaritan - Who's Righteous?Single MessageJohn Weis01/19/2014luke 10, the good samaritan, parable, childlike faith, Christ's suffering, righteousness, love thy neighborThe parable of the good Samaritan isn't just about how to be a better person - it tells us about what Christ has done for us.
Freedom - Subject to ChristThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013acts 15, freedom, circumcision, judaizersThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 10 - The Apostles confront the burdens placed on the Christians by the Judaizers.
Sent - Obeying the SpiritThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013acts 13, jews, gentiles, Gospel, hardened heartsThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 9 - The hardening of the Jews' hearts against the Gospel and the Apostles' response.
Risk - Daring to Reach OutThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013acts 11, persecution, surrenderThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 8 - Following Jesus isn't about certainty and security.
Gentiles - No More SeparationThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013acts 10, jews, gentiles, evangelismThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 7 - All men - Jew and Gentile, slave and free, man and woman - are called to repentance and salvation.
Authentic ConversionThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013acts 9, saul, conversion, repentance, baptism, discipleship, fellowship, evangelismThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 6 - The account of Saul's conversion displays the fruit of a life marked with the revelation of Christ.
Missional MovementThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013acts 8, evangelism, missions, great commission,The Acts of the Apostles, Part 5 - The Apostles begin to spread the message of the Gospel throughout the world, laboring with God to obey Jesus' Great Commission.
Faithful to the EndThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013acts 6, acts 7, faithfulness, martyrdom, apostles, 70 ad, destruction of jerusalem, stephenThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 4 - Stephen's faithful witness unto death of the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Boldness For WitnessingThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013acts 3, acts 4, boldness, witnessing, evangelism, gospelThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 3 - Effective and Christ-glorifying witnessing includes the preaching of a history-informed Gospel.
Outcomes of PentecostThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013pentecost, acts 2, gen 11, restoration, Holy Spirit, BabelThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 2 - At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit comes to fulfill the promises of God from of old and to fix what had been broken.
Implications of the AscensionThe Acts of the ApostlesJohn Weis08/25/2013ascension, acts 1, jesus, reign, kingdom, victoryThe Acts of the Apostles, Part 1 - The ascension of Jesus Christ is the capstone of His crucifixion, death, and resurrection as it begins His reign and His ministry through His people on earth.
Sola Deo GloriaThe Five SolasJohn Weis08/25/2013sola deo gloria, glory, reformation"Sola Deo Gloria" - Glory to God Alone. The last of the five Solas of the Protestant Reformation declares that God deserves all glory and honor. In Christ, glorifying God and enjoying Him are one and the same thing.
Sola ScripturaThe Five SolasJohn Weis08/25/2013sola scriptura, reformation, Scripture, Word of God, Bible, authorityIn response to the errors of their day, the Protestant Reformers held that Christian doctrine is formed "sola scriptura" - by Scripture alone. Scripture is authoritative, inspired, clear, efficient, and sufficient.
Solus ChristusThe Five SolasJohn Weis08/25/2013solus christus, solo christo, salvation, reformation, Christ, mediatorGod's people are saved "solo Christo" - by Christ alone. There is no other salvation except through Christ, the sole mediator between God and man.
Sola FideThe Five SolasJohn Weis08/25/2013sola fide, faith, justification, reformationGod's people are saved "sola fide" - by faith alone. It is not through good works or appearances that a person is justified before God; it is through faith in Christ alone.
Sola GratiaThe Five SolasJohn Weis08/25/2013grace, sola gratia, salvation, reformationGod's people are saved "sola gratia" - by grace alone. There is nothing that a person can do to merit salvation; it is a gift granted by God.
An Introduction to the Protestant ReformationThe Five SolasJohn Weis08/25/2013sola, protestant reformationThe historical context of the Five Solas - the five summary statements of the Protestant Reformation.
The Spirit of His Grace - Part AGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis08/25/2013holy spirit, grace, restoration, historical christianity, power of the spirit, gifts of the spiritGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 5A - God grants grace through the presence and ministry of His Spirit. The Church needs a restoration of the understanding and experience of the Spirit.
The Word of His Grace - Part DGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis08/25/2013evangelicalism, theology, cessationism, scripture, interpretation, paradigms, grace, word of GodGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 4D - A completion of our review of the modern evangelical paradigms that have informed Scripture interpretation in the present day.
The Word of His Grace - Part CGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis08/25/2013evangelicalism, theology, scripture, interpretation, paradigms, grace, word of GodGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 4C - Continued review of historical paradigms that inform modern evangelical interpretations of Scripture.
The Word of His Grace - Part BGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis08/25/2013evangelicalism, theology, scripture, interpretation, paradigms, grace, word of GodGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 4B - Historical perspective on modern evangelical interpretation of Scripture.
The Word of His Grace - Part AGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis08/25/2013scripture, word of God, Bible, history, great schism, interpretation, graceGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 4A - God delivers His grace to us in three primary ways, one of which is His Word. In order to understand how our view of Scripture has been formed, we need some historical perspective.
Three GCF Grace ResourcesGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis07/21/2013grace, resources, bible reading, book list, reading, bible studyGrace Upon Grace, Appendix II - A review of three resources available to encourage growth in grace, with emphasis on the value and importance of Bible study.
Growing In GraceGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis07/21/2013growth, graceGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 3 - Growth in greater grace is a free gift, but it does not happen automatically without effort. What is the cost of growing in grace?
Our Journey to Grace Plus GraceGrace Upon GraceEdwin Kariuki, Jason Hale, John Gray, Leah Gray07/21/2013grace, testimonyGrace Upon Grace, Appendix I - Four members of Grace Christian Fellowship give their testimonies of grace upon grace.
Grace Plus Theologies - Part BGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis07/21/2013grace, works, galatiansGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 2B - "Grace plus works" theology was the error that Paul addressed in his letter to the Galatians. What is the Gospel's account of grace?
The Life of the World to ComeThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis07/21/2013apostles' creed, 1 cor 15, eternity, heaven, resurrectionThe Apostles' Creed, Part 13 - Having provided a summary of all of God's plan of redemptive history, the Creed moves to the final state of mankind: eternal communion with God. What will happen in the next age?
The Resurrection of the BodyThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis07/14/2013apostles' creed, 1 cor 15, death, resurrection, hope, graveThe Apostles' Creed, Part 12 - Modern society tends to shy away from death and the dying. Without the Gospel's promise of the resurrection of the body, there is no hope for man. Why is this doctrine so important to the message of the Gospel?
The Forgiveness of SinsThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis07/14/2013apostles' creed, gal 3, forgiveness, sin, law, covenant, justification, abrahamThe Apostles' Creed, Part 11 - No one can be justified before God by the Law given to Abraham. Why, then, was the Law given? How can our sins be forgiven?
The Church of SaintsThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis07/14/2013apostles' creed, baptism, ecclesiology, church, saints, communion of saints, john 4The Apostles' Creed, Part 10 - New believers are baptized into the Church - the body of Christ and the people of God. With all of the various churches that exist in this day, how can we claim, as the creed states, that there is "one holy universal church"?
The Holy SpiritThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis06/30/2013apostles' creed, holy spirit, acts 3, pentecost, baptism, fire, dove, veilThe Apostles' Creed, Part 9 - The Holy Spirit's ministry has been active in the world from the very beginning of time. What is the nature and purpose of His actions both historically and today in the Church?
The Final JudgmentThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis06/30/2013apostles' creed, jesus, judge, judgment, 2 cor 5, rom 2, faith, worksThe Apostles' Creed, Part 8 - The creed reminds us that a good Judge is coming who will take account of our actions. How important are good works in the life of a Christian who is saved by faith?
Ascended and SeatedThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis03/24/2013Apostles' creed, hope, acts 1, acts 2, Jesus, ascended, seated, right hand, mediator, AscensionThe Apostles' Creed, Part 7 - Christ now sits at the right hand of the Father, serving as our mediator. What sort of effect should the Ascension have upon our purposes and behaviors?
Descended Then RisenThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis03/24/2013hell, descended, Apostles' Creed, Jesus, risen, 1 cor 15The Apostles' Creed, Part 6 - "He descended into hell" is a much debated portion of the Apostles' Creed. What does it mean and what is its Biblical support?
Suffered and CrucifiedThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis03/24/2013Apostles' creed, mat 26, jn 19, suffered, crucified, Pontius Pilate, Jesus, crucifixionThe Apostles' Creed, Part 5 - The Apostles' Creed declares the historicity of Christ's crucifixion and death. How can Christians find encouragement in Christ's suffering?
Conceived and BornThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis03/24/2013Apostles' creed, isa 59, luk 1, virgin birth, incarnation, Jesus, Mary, heresyThe Apostles' Creed, Part 4 - The creeds instruct the Church in truth about the life of Christ, beginning with His conception. Why was Christ incarnated? Why is the Virgin Birth a core tenet of the Christian faith?
Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our LordThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis03/24/2013Jesus, Christ, Lord, Messiah, Savior, Son, col 1, creed, Apostles' CreedThe Apostles' Creed, Part 3 - The second phrase of the Apostles' Creed declares the identity of Jesus as revealed in each of His names or descriptors - Christ, Son of God, Our Lord. The last title of "Lord" is of particular importance for understanding salvation. Why is it necessary for Jesus to be both Savior and Lord?
God the Father AlmightyThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis02/17/2013gen 1, rom 10, creed, Apostles' creed, monotheism, christianity, judaism, islam, father, creatorThe Apostles' Creed, Part 2 - The Apostles' Creed begins by declaring the person and nature of God the Father. In order to understand the significance of these declarations, it is helpful to compare how they differ from the beliefs of other religions.
Introduction to CreedsThe Apostles' CreedJohn Weis02/17/2013ps 40, 1 cor 15, creeds, apostles' creed, creed, beliefThe Apostles' Creed, Part 1 - GCF begins a new sermon series this week focusing on the Apostles' Creed. What is a creed? Why are creeds necessary?
Grace Plus Theologies - Part AGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis02/17/2013grace, works, favor, john 1, rom 10, galatiansGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 2A - It is helpful to confront some misunderstandings about grace in order to better understand the Gospel. How are grace and works related? What is the importance of "sola gracia"?
Grace in Perspective - Part BGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis02/17/2013grace, favor, john 1, deut 7, eph 2, covenantGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 1B - In continuing to build a working definition of grace, it is also helpful to reflect on the effects of grace. What are the results of grace in a Christian's life?
Grace in Perspective - Part AGrace Upon GraceGreg Weis02/17/2013grace, favor, john 1, deut 7, eph 2, covenantGrace Upon Grace, Chapter 1A - Grace is an often misunderstood concept that is central to the Gospel. What is grace? Is it favor alone, or is there more to it?
Saul: The Wicked KingChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis02/17/2013Christology, expository, 1 sam 8, saul, samuel antitype, king, jesus, christChrist in the Old Testament, Part 16 - Saul, in contrast to the other examples in this series, serves as an antitype of Christ. His shortcomings and failures point to Christ as the only fulfillment of our need for a righteous king.
Solomon: The Son of DavidChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis02/03/2013Christology, expository, 1 kings 3, 1 kings 4, david, solomon, jesus, christ, promise, kingdomChrist in the Old Testament, Part 18 - The series closes with a look at Christ's fulfillment of the promise to David, first manifest in the blessings upon Solomon. Solomon's peaceful, prosperous, and wise reign only hints at the glory of the coming Kingdom of God.
David Conquers the GiantChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis02/03/2013Christology, expository, 1 sam 16, 1 sam 17, david, goliath, jesus, christ, victoryChrist in the Old Testament, Part 17 - David's victory over Goliath points toward Christ's final triumph over every obstacle. It is not through imitation of David, but through faith in Christ that we partake in the victory.
Boaz: The Kinsman-RedeemerChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis02/03/2013Christology, expository, ruth 1, ruth 4, boaz, ruth, jesus, christ, redeemer, narrativeChrist in the Old Testament, Part 15 - This week we explore the prophetic narrative held in the book of Ruth. Each prominent character foreshadows a role in God's plan for the redemption of the world, most notably Boaz as Christ the Redeemer.
Samson: The Stronger ManChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis02/03/2013Christology, expository, judg 12, judg 16, samson, jesus, christ, idolsChrist in the Old Testament, Part 14 - Many of the events in Samson's life - his birth, his successes as a man of God, and his death - highlight him as an image of Christ. Listen as we learn about Christ through the life of the most famous (and infamous) of the Old Testament Judges.
Joshua Leads to VictoryChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, jos 1, jos 5, joshua, jesus, christ, christophanyChrist in the Old Testament, Part 13 - Joshua's successes serve as an image of Christ's victory while his failures remind us that we need someone greater than Joshua. Listen as we study revelations about Christ and His work as found in Joshua's life.
Rock of AgesChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, ex 33, ex 34, jesus, christ, tabernacle, incarnationChrist in the Old Testament, Part 12 - This week we turn again to the tabernacle and the tent of meeting to see how they point towards Christ and His Incarnation. What does it mean for Christ to be the Rock?
Fire on the MountainChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, ecclesiology, ex 19, ex 20, ex 32, symbols, jesus, christ, covenantChrist in the Old Testament, Part 11 - Moses patterns the tabernacle after what he sees when he meets God on the mountain. What did Moses see? What does God have to say to the Church from the mountain?
The Rock and the WaterChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, ex 17, num 20, symbols, complacency, perseverance, jesus, christ, symbols, communionChrist in the Old Testament, Part 10 - Moses strikes a rock and it pours forth water to quench the thirst and the grumblings of the Israelites. Listen as we look through this story towards Christ the Rock, from whom comes living water.
Bread From HeavenChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, ex 16, john 6, bread, allegory, jesus, christChrist in the Old Testament, Part 9 - Even the food sent from heaven to feed the Israelites in the wilderness could not quench their hunger, which could only be satisfied by Christ. This week we study Christ as the Bread of Heaven and how He satisfies our hunger.
In the Burning BushChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, ex 3, john 5, angel, burning bush, jesus, christ, christophanyChrist in the Old Testament, Part 8 - The Angel of the Lord speaks to Moses from a burning bush. What he has to say reveals the very nature of God and the nature of Christ as deity.
The Passover LambChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, ex 12, luke 22, lamb, passover, jesus, christ, symbols, communionChrist in the Old Testament, Part 7 - For the first time in this series the foreshadowing of Christ that we focus on is not found in a person, but instead in the Passover lamb of Exodus. Hear what this account teaches us about the table of Communion.
Joseph: Favored SonChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, gen 37, joseph, jesus, christ, dreams, symbols, judgmentChrist in the Old Testament, Part 6 - Joseph is a "type" of Christ in his role as the favored son of his father. This week we look at the fulfillment of Joseph's prophetic dreams both in Joseph's rise to power and in Christ's rulership.
Jacob: Righteous DeceptionChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, gen 25, gen 27, jacob, jesus, christ, narrative, prophecyChrist in the Old Testament, Part 5 - The favor of a father is demonstrated through his transfer of a birthright to his son. Jacob takes the birthright originally promised to his brother Esau. How does the story of Jacob's deception foretell of Christ's righteousness?
Isaac: Shadow of the BridegroomChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, gen 24, isaac, jesus, christ, bridegroom, narrative, prophecyChrist in the Old Testament, Part 4 - Scripture's account of Isaac as the bridegroom functions simultaneously as an historical narrative and as prophecy. How should we, the Church, respond to the theology of Christ as the Bridegroom?
Abraham: All Nations BlessedChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis12/30/2012Christology, expository, gen 12, gen 15, gen 22, abraham, jesus, christ, covenant, imago deiChrist in the Old Testament, Part 3 - God's restoration of mankind is foretold in His declaration that through Abraham all nations would be blessed. The Gospel, the Good News, does not belong to the New Testament alone. Listen to the Gospel as it's displayed in the lives of Abraham and Isaac.
Noah: Preacher of RighteousnessChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis11/11/2012Christology, expository, gen 5, gen 6, gen 9, noah, jesus, christ, covenantChrist in the Old Testament, Part 2 - This week we look at how Noah's life as a righteous man prefigured Christ's righteousness. Noah's role in God's redemptive judgment upon the world prepared the way for Christ's perfect work on the cross.
The First and the Last AdamChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis11/11/2012Christology, expository, gen 1, gen 3, adam, jesus, christ, covenant, imago deiChrist in the Old Testament, Part 1 - The first sermon of this series looks at the image of Christ seen in the creation and life of Adam. What does it mean for Adam to be a "type" of Christ?
Elemental ChristologyChrist in the Old TestamentJohn Weis10/28/2012Christology, expository, acts 2, peter, apostles, jesus, christChrist in the Old Testament, Part 0 - A brief introduction to some of the most common words in the Christian faith; we take a look at what the phrase "Jesus Christ" means in the context of the Early Church. When the Holy Spirit fell on the believers at Pentecost, why did Peter give what seems like a basic history lesson?
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