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A Brief Look at Angels

     Some characteristics and other information about angels….. PDF

 

The Angel of Jehovah (John 12:37-41)

     A most fascinating study….. PDF

 

A "Little While"

     Jesus had but a "little while" on the earth. How are we spending our

      "little while"?..... PDF

 

Comforting the Bereaved (various passages)

     Some practical advice for a congregation when one of its members

          passes away….. PDF

 

Defining Fellowship in Biblical Terms (various texts)

     Fellowship is a relationship with Christ, the church, in worship, and the

          public assembly….. PDF

 

Does Man's Predisposition and Inclinations Toward God and Sin Control His Actions?

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     A great review of man's erroneous concepts of God….. PDF

 

 

Dos and Don'ts During the Invitation

     Some practical thoughts concerning the tradition of offering an

          invitation….. PDF

 

Five Guides to Christian Conduct (1Corinthians 16:13-14)

     The apostle Paul suggests five things to do in our Christian

          conduct….. PDF

 

Good Habits—Part 1 (2Corinthians 5:6-10)

     First of two lessons from Og Mandino's

          'The Greatest Saleman in the World'….. PDF   PPT   Audio

 

Good Habits—Part 2 (Mark 10:29-31)

     A continuation of Part1 giving ten Biblical principles of success….. PDF   PPT   Audio

 

Growth Through Prayer

     Some scriptures on the privilege, conditions, and the 'how to' of prayer….. PDF

 

Hunger and Thirsting

     Things we have tried and that which will work to fill our need for spiritual nourishment…. PDF

 

Jesus, The Miracle Worker

     A lesson given at an area preachers' meeting (in narrative form)….. PDF

 

Leadership and Followship (1Peter 5:1-5)

     When a congregation has leadership, there must also be followship….. PDF

 

The Pre-Existent and Prophetic Christ (John 1:1; 8:58; 17:5)

     Many scriptures on Jesus in prophecy….. PDF

 

Putting First Things First

     A lesson on setting priorities…..PDF

 

Responding to the Invitation

     Some thoughts on why people respond to the invitation…..PDF

 

Simple Lessons on the Spirit

     A brief overview of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit for the Christian….. PDF

 

The Disciplined Life (various passages)

     Spiritual, intellectual, bodily, and time discipline is briefly considered….. PDF

 

The Errors of Premillennialism

     A concise review of the book, "The Late Great Planet Earth"…..PDF

 

The Grace of God

     Various passages on the grace of Christ, salvation, and riches of….. PDF

 

The Nature of God (John 4:24)

     By no means exhaustive, but a simple listing of some of the characteristics of God…..PDF

 

The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira

     A lesson on the sovereignty of God…..PDF

 

The Strength of Fellowship (1) (Acts 2:42-47)

     The principle, purpose, and potential of fellowship….. PDF

 

The Strength of Fellowship (2) (2Corinthians 6:14-18)

     The parameters and practice of fellowship….. PDF

 

The Value of the Bible

     Devotional thought on the Scriptures…..PDF

 

Understanding the Church

     Is the church all that important?  YES!  Here are five reasons why…..PDF

 

Weaknesses of the Restoration Plea

     The restoration plea is valid, but sometimes its principles can be taken too far….. PDF

 

When Brethren Disagree

     Causes, helps, advice for when brethren cannot agree and harmonize….. PDF

 

Why Everyone Should Be Baptized

     Seven Biblical reasons are listed as to why people should be baptized…..PDF

 

Why Baptism is Essential to Salvation

     Why baptism, in water, by immersion, is essential to salvation…..PDF

 

What It Means to be Holy (Sacred)

     Three Greek words that are translated as holy. A brief look at all three…..PDF

 

Who Is A Christian?

     Devotional thought of who is not and who is a Christian…..PDF

 

Works of Service that are Called the Grace of God

     A practical, not theological, lesson on grace….. PDF

 

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Answering the Translation Question

Translations - Lesson 1 (Nehemiah 8:8)

     Reasons for new translations, the value of comparison, and how to pick one….. PDF

 

Translations - Lesson 2 (Nehemiah 8:8)

     A look at the early manuscripts, versions and texts of the Bible….. PDF

 

Translations - Lesson 3 (Nehemiah 8:8)

     A Brief History of the English Bible (Wycliffe to the KJV)….. PDF

 

Translations - Lesson 4 (Nehemiah 8:8)

     The Old Testament, the Canon and the Apocrypha….. PDF

 

Translations - Lesson 5 (Nehemiah 8:8)

     A brief overview of nine English translations….. PDF

 

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Acts of Worship

Acts of Worship: The Lord's Supper

     Thoughts on communion…..PDF

 

Acts of Worship: Preaching

     Thoughts on preaching in the assembly…..PDF

 

Acts of Worship: Prayer

     Moderately in depth look of various examples of prayer in the Bible…..PDF

 

Acts of Worship: Giving

     Thoughts on the weekly contribution by the saints…..PDF

 

Acts of Worship: Fellowship

     Thoughts on an often overlooked part of congregational worship…..PDF

 

Acts of Worship: Evangelism

     A most important part of the life of a Christian is to share their faith with the lost…..PDF

 

Acts of Worship: Benevolence

     Doing benevolence is the "great permission" of the Scriptures…..PDF

 

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Philo Rd Gospel Meeting (1985)  

Christ the Cornerstone of the Church (1Peter 2:5-8)

     Jesus is the precious cornerstone of the new temple, the church….. PDF

 

"But You Are… A Chosen Race" (1Peter 2:1-9; esp. v9)

     Being chosen is always something special, but never more so when we are chosen by God….. PDF

 

"But You Are… A Royal Priesthood" (1Peter 2:1-9; esp. v9)

     Christians are part of a spiritual house of priests who offer up spiritual sacrifices….. PDF

 

"But You Are… A holy Nation" (1Peter 2:1-9; esp. v9)

     The church is the spiritual Israel of the New Testament….. PDF

 

"But You Are… A People for God's Own Possession (1Peter 2:1-9)

     Christians belong to God. They are a peculiar people….. PDF

 

"But You Are… The People of God" (1Peter 2:1-9)

     Ten spiritual sacrifices to be offered by Christians, God's priests, His people….. PDF

 

"But You Are… People Who Have Received Mercy" (1Peter 3:1-9)

     Man's need for mercy, God's choice to extend mercy, and out salvation by mercy….. PDF

 

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Great Biblical Doctrines

Original Goodness and Election

     God created man. Now man has sinned but God has chosen to make him whole….. PDF

 

Predestination and God's Covenants

     Election is God's choice, God's predetermined plan, and understanding a covenant….. PDF

 

Atonement and Redemption

     A look at the doctrines of atonement and redemption….. PDF

 

Adoption and Justification

     A brief overview of the doctrines of adoption and justification….. PDF

 

Perfection and Sanctification

     Biblical perfection and the doctrine of sanctification….. PDF

 

Salvation and a Review

     A review of all the doctrines studied in this series and a word study on 'salvation'….. PDF

 

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Three Sermons on Giving

Why Give? (2Corinthians 9:7)

     Motivation is needed for any good work. Some motivational thoughts on giving….. PDF

 

How to Give (2Corinthians 9:10)

     Guidelines from God on how we are to give back to Him….. PDF

 

Dividends Received from Giving (2Corinthians 9:6-10)

     God gives abundant blessings to those who give to Him….. PDF

 

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The Life of Elijah the Prophet

The Life of Elijah (Part 1) (1Kings 17:17-24)

     Elijah's life illustrates the power of providence, faith, and prayer….. PDF

 

The Life of Elijah (Part 2) (1Kings 18:26-29)

     An introduction to this man of God, seeing the power of God and conclusion to Elijah's life….. PDF

 

The Life of Elijah (Part 3) (1Kings 19:1-12)

     The power of the simple, in being a slave to sin, and the power of Jehovah over idols….. PDF

 

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More Miscellaneous Sermons on the next page.