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Grace Bible Church, Louis Trichardt, South Africa
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Luke 16 - The Dishonest Manager.
Luke 16.   The Dishonest Manager. 
June 19, 2022
The Golden Chain - Predestination.
An explanation of the first link in the Golden Chain - Predestination.
June 19, 2022
Luke 15 - The Prodigal Son.
Luke 15.  The Prodigal Son.
June 05, 2022
Luke 14 - The Great Banquet.
Luke 14.  The parable of the Great Banquet. 
May 29, 2022
Luke 13 - Repentance.
Our need for repentance.  
May 22, 2022
The Golden Chain - Foreknowledge.
An explanation of the first link in the Golden Chain - Foreknowledge.  
May 15, 2022
Luke 12 - Jesus’ wise counsel for believers.
Jesus' words for his believers from Luke 12: - Warning as persecution will come.  - Wisdom regarding material things.  - Jesus ends with striving for eternal things.  
May 14, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 45~ Christ’s Ultimate Desire, 17:24
3 Reasons Heaven is important 3 Reasons Death is terrifying to mankind: 3 reasons Christ is not terrified of death: 3 Problems that make Death terrifying to man were solved by Jesus. 3 ways Christ wants us to think about death. 3 passages where death is preferred to life 3 answers to objections 3 answers to sympathetic concerns
May 01, 2022
The Wrath of God~ Theology Proper 18
6 passages on the Wrath of God Questions and objections to this doctrine
April 27, 2022
The Love of God~ Theology Proper 16
8 observations about God's Love from 1 John 4 8 applications of God's Love to believers
April 26, 2022
The Metaphysical Dream~ Christian Culture 10
What is the Law of the Lord?  What does it do?  How does it do these amazing things?  What other options are there? 
April 25, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 44~ Christian Unity, 17.20-23
3 Marks of false unity 7 Marks of Christian unity
April 24, 2022
John Wesley~ Hard Work for Christ
Wesley's life 4 lessons from that life
April 18, 2022
Arranging Divine Attributes~ Theology Proper 12
3 approaches to looking at God's attributes
April 18, 2022
Peacemakers~ Matthew 5:3
What is a peacemaker?  What blessing is offered to him?  5 practical directions for being a peacemaker. 
April 18, 2022
Redemption~ Theology Proper 11
Knowing God through His work of redemption. 
April 18, 2022
The Person and Work of Christ
The entire book of John in an hour.  Who is Jesus Christ?  What was His work? 
April 18, 2022
Miracles~ Theology Proper 10
How do miracles differ from God's providence? 
April 05, 2022
Common Grace~ Theology Proper 9
Kindness of God which does not save
April 05, 2022
Providence~ Theology Proper 8
God's actions in the world after Creation. 
April 05, 2022
Creation~ Theology Proper 7
Creation Ex Nihilo Value of Creation  Brief discussion of evolution
April 05, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 43~ In the World, but Not of It, 17:9-21
Who is the World?  What did Jesus do for the World? 
April 05, 2022
Practical Rules for Logic~ Christian Culture 9
Colossians 1:9-20--All truth points to Christ.  Rules and advice for clear thinking from Isaac Watts and other sources. 
April 05, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 42~ Christ Prays for Us, 17:9-21
For whom does Christ pray?  For what does Christ pray? 
April 05, 2022
Unbelief~ Christian Culture 8
John 3:36  Unbelief is one of the greatest sins of the mind. 
April 04, 2022
The Humility of the Spirit~ Theology Proper 6
The Holy Spirit points away from Himself. 
March 22, 2022
The Son's Obedience~ Theology Proper 5
What is the unique glory of the Son as compared with the Father and the Spirit? 
March 22, 2022
Judgment~ Christian Culture 7
The Bible commands judgment 3 common errors in judgment 3 principles for making good judgments 
March 22, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 41~ The Tool Jesus Used, 17:7-8
3 Marks of Biblical preaching Faithful transmission Understandable delivery Christian content
March 20, 2022
Christian Logic: 10 Rules for Knowledge~ Christian Culture 6
A Christian epistemology including discussions of presuppositions and the noetic effects of sin. 
March 17, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 40~ Love Divine, 17:6
Jesus speaks and thinks and acts often for His people.  14 evidences of Christ's love for His people.  
March 13, 2022
Rewards for Sanctification~ Christian Culture 5
Revelation 22:12 Rewards for Christian living
March 06, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 39~ The Right Use of Memory, 17:5
Christ remembered His past experiences of glory.  Memory is a gift from God.  2 glories Christ remembered.  3 ways to use the memory rightly.  3 ways to use the memory wrongly. 
March 06, 2022
The Trinity~ Theology Proper 4
There is one God.  Three are honored with Divine names, attributes, and roles. 
March 06, 2022
Who is the one, true God? Theology Proper 3
God is a Spirit.  God is rational.  God is personal. 
March 06, 2022
Strengths and Strategies of the Three Enemies, Eph. 2:2-3~ Christian Culture 4
The world: Everywhere The devil: Skilled The flesh: Inside
March 01, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 38~ Divine Design of Work, 17:4
Jesus glorifying God on earth A theology of work
March 01, 2022
Unapproachable Light~ Theology Proper 2
4 Reasons we cannot know God 10 Reasons we must know God 2 Kinds of knowledge of God 4 Ways God has made Himself known 18 Ways to know God
February 23, 2022
How to be Holy, Matthew 11:12~ Christian Culture 3
"The violent take it by force."  "The way to life is hard."  "Strive to enter the narrow gate."  "Let him deny himself..."  3 tools to grow in holiness (The means of grace)
February 22, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 37~ Eternal Life, John 17:2-3
5 truths about eternal life. 
February 22, 2022
Africa's God~ Theology Proper 1
There are many gods.  These gods are unknowable and changing. Demonic religion produces poverty.  How should we view false religion?  
February 16, 2022
The Goal of Sanctification, Romans 13:12-14~ Christian Culture 2
Putting on Christ. Change is the core of sanctification. Holiness can be looked at three different ways.  
February 16, 2022
Overlooking Sin, Matthew 18:23-35
Guilty Ignorance-- 3 kinds of fools 3 Results of guilty ignorance When should we overlook the sins of others?  When should we not overlook the sins of others? 
February 16, 2022
The Faith of Christ, Luke 23:46~ Sayings on the Cross 8
5 elements of true faith The amazing result of Christ's faith
February 10, 2022
Reasons and Methods for Family Worship
3 Reasons to practice family worship Practical ways to begin this discipline in your home Speaker: Lee Atkinson
February 10, 2022
Silhouette of Sanctification~ Christian Culture 1
Sanctification very common in Scripture But commonly ignored today A process, not an event Danger of antinomianism
February 01, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 36~ Glorify Your Son, 17:1-2
The First request in the Lord's Prayer: Glorify Your Son 3 things He is not asking for 3 groups who may ask to be glorified Ways the Son is to be glorified Evidence that His prayer was answered Things given by the Father to the Son
January 30, 2022
Explaining the Sermon on the Mount~ Matthew 5-7
The theme of the Sermon is the Kingdom of God The sections of the Sermon support the theme.  The sermon is evangelistic. 
January 25, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 35~ The Hour that Controls All Others, 17:1
4 Reasons this hour is very important 7 Other epochs to compare with this one 1 Result from this hour 3 Applications
January 24, 2022
Daily Evangelism for Common Men~ Acts 8:4
Common people reaching others with the gospel.  Practical help for evangelism. 
January 24, 2022
4 Prayer for Spiritual Life, Ephesians 3:14-19, Prayers of Paul
4 prayer requests in Paul's letter to the Ephesians. 1. Strengthened in the inner man 2. Christ dwelling in your heart by faith 3. Able to comprehend the love of Christ 4. Filled with the fullness of God
January 17, 2022
Last Words of Jesus 34~ Learning to Pray from God Himself, John 17
3 Observations about prayer 4 Ingredients in Christian prayer
January 17, 2022
3 Prayer for Knowledge, Ephesians 1:16-19, Prayers of Paul
One request: A spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ.  Three results: know His calling, His inheritance, and His power. 
January 10, 2022
It is Finished~ Sayings on the Cross 7
7 saving actions completed on the Cross. 
January 04, 2022
His Name is the Word of God, Revelation 19:13
7 ways that our Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God are similar.  3 practical uses of this doctrine. 
January 04, 2022
The First and Second Comings Combined, Isaiah 9:6-7
7 descriptions of the Messiah.  Some refer to the Incarnation, but some refer to the Second Coming.  Why is this so? 
January 03, 2022
4 The Test of Obedience, 1 John 2:3-6
Knowing, obeying, and loving. How to test conversion based on obedience to Christ.
January 03, 2022
2 Prayer for Discernment, Philippians 1:9-11, Prayers of Paul
1 Request: To having a discerning love 3 Results
December 19, 2021
Three Reasons to Celebrate Christmas~ Hebrews 2:14
Hebrews emphasizes the incarnation of Christ.  What is the incarnation?  3 Reasons we must think about and love the incarnation. 
December 19, 2021
3 The Work of Christ, 1 John 2:1-2
The glory of Christ's work as an advocate.  The extent of Christ's saving work. 
December 14, 2021
1 Prayer for Wisdom, Colossians 1:9-12, Prayers of Paul
What do we know about the church in Colossae?  1 Request: To be filled with the knowledge of His will 5 Results
December 14, 2021
Ezekiel 1~ The Christian Imagination
Mysterious angels Mysterious King Terrified prophet
December 06, 2021
Deuteronomy~ Don't Forget!
The seven speeches in Deuteronomy. 
November 29, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 33~ Solution for All Spiritual Problems, 16:33
4 Reasons this sermon is very important.  1 Result of this sermon. 
November 29, 2021
Dealing with Opposition as a Believer~ 1 Peter 4-5
Examples of saints who suffered.  Principles for maintaining faith during pain.  Corne Van Deventer
November 24, 2021
2 The Test of Pride, 1 John 1:5-10
The test of pride in a believer's life.  How can you tell if you are proud?  What is humility?  Benefits of confession of sin
November 24, 2021
Numbers~ Persevering in the Wilderness
A remarkable third section of Moses' history and laws of God's people. 
November 24, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 32~ Critiquing a Claim to Believe, 16:27-32
The disciples think they believe.  But Jesus challenges their false claims to believe.  Five applications to examine false faith. 
November 24, 2021
Illustrations~ Preaching 22
4 values of illustrations (from Spurgeon) 8 sources of illustrations 7 dangers of illustrations (from Lloyd-Jones)
November 04, 2021
The Voice~ Preaching 21
The personality of the preacher revealed in the voice.  Advice for this most personal tool. 
November 04, 2021
Semper Reformanda~ Genesis 49:4
The three mottos of the Reformation.  The importance of "Always Reforming." 
November 01, 2021
Christ Centered Preaching~ Preaching 20
8 Principles for Christ Centered Preaching
November 01, 2021
Sins of Omission
3 categories of people who "know to do good" Reasons it is a great sin to neglect duties.  Examples of godly duties from the book of James. 
October 24, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 31~ Two Methods for Effective Prayer, 16:24-27
Laying hold of the discipline of trusting God.  Praying in Jesus' name.  Three things it does NOT mean. 
October 24, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 30~ Three Motives to Pray, 16:23-27
Three reasons to pray.  Three reasons we do not receive. 
October 20, 2021
Applications~ Preaching 19
What are applications?  Where do they come from?  How can I write and deliver solid applications? 
October 20, 2021
The Wordless Message~ Preaching 18
Four virtues that the preacher's body, voice, and delivery should communicate. 
October 20, 2021
The Witness of the Spirit~ Romans 8:16
What is the witness of the Spirit?  How can we tell what is the true Witness of the Spirit?  How can we tell a false witness of the Spirit? 
October 19, 2021
Usage~ Preaching 17
Words have different meanings depending on their context.  Three rules for determining meaning of usage. 
October 19, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 29~ A Theology of Suffering 2, 16:16-22
Joy in sorrow.  Christ's answer to the disciples questions. 
October 19, 2021
Metaphors~ Preaching 16
How to interpret metaphors in Scripture. 
October 12, 2021
Logical Outlines~ Preaching 15
A method for developing logical outlines
October 12, 2021
Jehoshaphat Foreshadows Justification by Faith~ 2 Chronicles 20
8 Similarities with Justification by Faith 3 Differences from Justification by Faith 1 Objection to Justification by Faith
October 12, 2021
Assurance of Salvation~ 2 Peter 1:5-11
The role of the Bible in assurance.  The method of building your life by Peter's "bricks."  Benefits and dangers of neglecting spiritual growth.
October 12, 2021
Forsaken by God and Man~ Sayings on the Cross 5
What does it mean for Christ to be forsaken by God? Imputation Substitution Propitiation Christ still forsaken by men
October 05, 2021
A Tour of Colossians
Paul thanks God for their genuine faith.  They were being attacked by false teaching that sounds similar to today's false teaching.  The answer developed at length.  Preacher: Eric Graham
October 03, 2021
Kings and Poets~ Preaching 14
The difference between descriptive and prescriptive passages.  A "king" is a Biblical command, and a "poet" is a Biblical description. 
October 01, 2021
Thesis Statements~ Preaching 13
“No sermon is ready for preaching, not ready for writing out, until we can express its theme in a short, pregnant sentence as clear as crystal." 
October 01, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 28~ A Theology of Weeping, 16:16-22
Weeping, sorrow, and suffering are certain realities.  The necessity of suffering. 
September 26, 2021
Context~ Preaching 12
Verses before and after.  Bonus: Cross references. 
September 23, 2021
Insight~ Preaching 11
6 Descriptions of insight 5 Directions for attaining insight 2 Dangers of false imitations for insight
September 23, 2021
Leviticus~ The Divinely Revealed Way to Live
A survey of some of the most important teachings in Leviticus. 
September 19, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 26~ The Ultimate Proof of the Spirit's Presence, 16:14-15
What does it mean to "glorify"? Why is it important to glorify the Son?  How can we apply this doctrine? 
September 19, 2021
Interpretation Requires Illumination~ Preaching 10
Scripture cannot be understood without illumination from the Holy Spirit. 
September 14, 2021
Different Kinds of Sermons~ Preaching 9
Entertainment preaching Topical preaching Expository preaching
September 14, 2021
Exodus~ Drawing Near to God After Redemption
1-19 The narrative of Israel's deliverance from Egyptian slavery 20-40 The laws by which Israel could draw near to God
September 13, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 25~ The Holy Spirit Teaches, 16:12-13
What is teaching?  4 levels of learning.  What is truth?  The doctrine of the church.
September 12, 2021
Persuasion in Preaching~ Preaching 8
The difference between teaching and preaching.  The difference between persuasion and manipulation.  Three elements of persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos
September 08, 2021
Dividing the Text with an Outline~ Preaching 7
7 hints for dividing the text 4 examples of good and bad outlines
September 08, 2021
The Family of Christ~ Sayings on the Cross 4
5 lessons about Christ's character.  The real reason He spoke, "Behold your son; behold your mother."  10 questions to examine your love for the family of God. 
September 06, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 24~ The Spirit's Great Themes, 16:8-11
What does it mean when the Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment?  Questions to examine yourself. 
September 05, 2021
Preaching is Teaching the Bible~ Preaching 6
4 reasons many pastors do not teach the Bible.  15 directions for teaching. 
September 01, 2021
Look Up Cross References~ Preaching 5
How to use cross references.  How to find cross references. 
August 31, 2021
Genesis~ The Beginning of the Problem and the Cure
The second largest book in the Bible contains 45 archetypal stories. 
August 30, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 23~ The Spirit's Work of Conviction, 16:8
What is conviction?  Examples of conviction Who receives conviction?  General and special conviction
August 29, 2021
What is Preaching? 1 Timothy 4~ Preaching 4
The importance of preaching--No Substitute! What is preaching according to the NT?  What is preaching according to revivalism?  What is preaching: A short definition. 
August 25, 2021
Observation~ Preaching 3
How to look at a verse of the Bible.  3 practical rules.  Questions to ask about a verse of the Bible. 
August 25, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 22~ The Work of the Spirit
Why was the Holy Spirit so urgently needed?  How is the Holy Spirit better than Christ's personal presence?  What are the four works of the Holy Spirit? 
August 22, 2021
Selecting a Passage~ Preaching 2
Three methods for selecting a passage for preaching. 
August 18, 2021
The Goal of Preaching~ Preaching 1
The goal of preaching is to produce the right affections, knowledge, and obedience.
August 18, 2021
Great Books 26~ The Scots Worthies by John Howie
71 faithful but unknown men from the 1500-1600's in Scotland.  22 of the 71 were killed for their faith. They were models of boldness and courage. 
August 16, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 21~ Preparing for Persecution, 16:1-4
Two ways that a Christian's life will be hard.  Two reasons that the world makes their lives hard.  The value of knowing these things in advance. 
August 15, 2021
Galatians 6:14, The Glory of the Cross
Works vs. faith.  An introduction to justification. Boasting in the cross.  Loyd Kamutimbe
August 08, 2021
The Thief on the Cross~ Sayings on the Cross 3
The first thief represents a Christian before conversion.  The second thief represents a Christian after conversion. 
August 01, 2021
Devoted to Good Works~ Titus 1-3
Good works are essential to the Christian life. 
August 01, 2021
Church History 50~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The life of the preacher who ties together the evangelistic power of Spurgeon and the teaching substance of Calvin.  Seven lessons from his life. 
July 27, 2021
Church History 48~ John Elias
The greatest of all preachers from the country known for great preachers. 
July 27, 2021
Church History 49~ Liberalism
Liberal theology: Birth and growth in Germany. Movement to Britain and the USA.  Fundamentalism: Militant response to liberalism.
July 27, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 20~ The World Hates Christians, 15:18-27
The world hates Christians because they love Jesus. 15:18-21 The world hates Jesus because He is holy. 15:22-25
July 25, 2021
Church History 47~ Ernest Creux, First to the Tsongas
First mission to the Tsongas along with Paul Berthoud.
July 21, 2021
Church History 46~ Hudson Taylor
Amazing life: Founder of the China Inland Mission
July 20, 2021
A Warning from the Spirit, 1 Timothy 4:1
The work of the Spirit in prophesying.  The coming apostasy.  The doctrines of demons.  Loyd Kamutimbe
July 18, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 19~ The Amazing Doctrine of the Love of God, 15:9-17
4 ways the Father loves the Son.  11 evidences of true love. 
July 18, 2021
Church History 45~ Charles Finney
America's leader in revivalism. 
July 13, 2021
Church History 44~ Edward Irving
Where did speaking in tongues, healing, prophecy, and apostles come from?  
July 13, 2021
Church History 43~ Thomas Goodwin
The Great Puritan preacher and writer. 
July 13, 2021
Christ and the Church~ The Song of Songs 2
7 Reasons the Song of Songs Speaks of Christ and the Church.
July 12, 2021
Church History 42~ William Carey
Why is he called the Father of Modern Missions? 
July 07, 2021
Church History 41~ John Paton
Bringing cannibals to Christ from the islands. 
July 07, 2021
Church History 40~ Jonathan Edwards
"The man most like the Apostle Paul."  
July 07, 2021
Father, Forgive Them~ Sayings on the Cross 2
The Love of Christ examined in this amazing story of Christ on the cross. 
July 04, 2021
How to Read Your Bible
10 Rules for Reading the Bible Correctly. 
July 04, 2021
Church History 39~ Adoniram Judson
America's first foreign missionary, and one of the greatest in the history of the church. 
July 02, 2021
Church History 38~ Nicholas Von Zinzendorf
A rich man who gave himself and his fortune for the good of persecuted believers.  Revival came to their settlement, and they sent out scores of missionaries.
June 30, 2021
Church History 37~ Who are the Puritans?
The fascinating and frightening times that produced the greatest pastors and writers of all church history. Who were these giants? The Puritan challenge.
June 30, 2021
Solomon's Wisdom for Marriage~ Song of Songs 1
3 Reasons the Song of Songs refers to an earthly marriage.  5 lessons from the Song for a happy marriage. 
June 27, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 17~ Satan Overthrown by Obedience, 14:31
Christ's obedience was public--"the world may know" Christ's obedience was precise--"I do exactly as the Father commands" Christ's obedience was proactive--"Arise, let us go from here" 
June 27, 2021
Church History 36~ David Brainerd
The man who died at 29 and yet inspired the greatest missionaries in the world. 
June 23, 2021
Church History 34~ Richard Baxter
The man who wrote over 150 books and is called the "prince of pastors." 
June 23, 2021
Church History 35~ George Whitefield
The legendary evangelist who preached to thousands day after day for 30 years. 
June 23, 2021
Christian Family 10~ Family Worship, Psalm 78:5-8
What is family worship?  Five reasons a father should devote himself to this task. 
June 20, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 16~ The Ruler of the World, 14:30
Christ's enemy revealed.  The names of Satan explained. His activities examined.  12 master sins that lead the others.  21 temptations that Satan uses. 
June 20, 2021
Church History 33~ John Bunyan
The conversion and service of the poor, uneducated Bunyan. The Pilgrim's Progress. 
June 16, 2021
Church History 32~ The Westminster Confession of Faith
The Westminster Assembly. What is confessional Christianity?  Reformed ecumenism.  The value of a confession. 
June 16, 2021
Church History 31~ Samuel Rutherford
The Letters of Samuel Rutherford Lex, Rex
June 16, 2021
Laboring to the End~ Sayings on the Cross 1
Five new glories revealed when Christ spoke on the Cross.
June 13, 2021
Church History 30~ Jacob Arminius
Arminius and his followers, the Remonstrants.  The Five Points of Arminius.  The Canons of Dort, the Heidelberg Catechism.
June 13, 2021
Church History 29~ John Owen
The Prince of the Puritans.  Communion with God. 
June 13, 2021
Church History 28~ William Perkins
The dramatic conversion of Perkins.  Writing a small but influential book. 
June 13, 2021
Church History 27~ The French Huguenots
The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre on 24 August 1572. 
June 13, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 15~ Remembering the Words of Christ, 14:30
Joy, a longing after beauty.  Remembering the words of Christ.  How to identify a false prophet.  Why is it difficult to remember.  5 directions for remembering Christ's words.  Guarding against Satan. 
June 13, 2021
A Home Missionary, Mark 5:1-20
Marks of his savage past.  His freedom from demons.  15 ways to be a home evangelist. 
June 08, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 14~ The Right Response to Revelation, 14:28-31
Sympathizing with Jesus. How is the Father greater than the Son? A critique of rationalism.
June 06, 2021
Church History 26~ Henry Bullinger
Son of a Catholic priest converted and became a godly pastor. Built a church and home inspiring 6 of his sons to become pastors.
June 04, 2021
Church History 25~ Hugh Latimer
Latimer's amazing conversion by the remarkable Mr. Bilney.  His resilience highlighted in 3 ways. 
June 04, 2021
Church History 24~ What was the Reformation?
The state of Roman Catholicism in the 1500's.  Believers outside the Catholic church.  The doctrines of the Reformation.  The politics of the Reformation.  Why are we Reformed? 
June 04, 2021
The Christian Home 8~ Divorce: The Permanence View, Mark 10:2-12
Observations from Mark 10 on divorce.  Paul's argument in Romans 7 against divorce.  A no-divorce syllogism from Ephesians 5.  The "exception clause" in Matthew 19.  Permanent marriage with unbelievers in 1 Corinthians 7. 
May 30, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 13~ The Best Gift to a Troubled Soul, 14:27
8 gifts that Christ gives.  5 tests for discovering true peace.  3 examples of peace from the martyrs.  
May 30, 2021
Church History 23~ James Bainham
A lawyer recants under torture then repents and dies gloriously for His Lord.
May 28, 2021
Church History 22~ John Hooper
Manly death for Christ.
May 28, 2021
Church History 21~ William Tyndale
The man who translated the Bible into English bringing the clearest light to England. 
May 28, 2021
Church History 20~ John Knox
The life of the greatest Scottish Reformer. 
May 28, 2021
Comfort at His Coming, 1 Thess. 4:13-18
The Second Coming of Christ comforts believers. Loyd Kamutimbe
May 26, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 12~ How Can You Tell a True Christian? 14:15-26
The Lord gives a judgment. Directions for making good judgments. True believers love the Lord.  True believers obey the Lord. 
May 26, 2021
Church History 19~ John Calvin
John Calvin's upbringing. His confrontation with Farel.  Writing and preaching.  The Doctrines of Grace.  Calvin's teachable spirit. 
May 18, 2021
Church History 18~ The Courage of the Anabaptists
Conrad Grebel, Felix Mantz, and the best of the Anabaptists
May 18, 2021
The Christian Home 7~ Limiting Family Love, Matt. 10:32-39
Confess before your family.  Adjust your expectations.  Evaluate your love.  Four historical examples of inspiring family love. 
May 16, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 11~ The Spirit Comforts, 14:16-18
Seven truths about the Holy Spirit.  He is a Person.  He is included with the Father and the Son.  He is the Comforter.  He is the Spirit of Truth.  He is the Holy Spirit.  He is unable to be received by the world.  He is united to Christ. 
May 16, 2021
Church History 17~ Ulrich Zwingli
The Swiss Reformer in brief. 
May 12, 2021
Church History 16~ Philip Melancthon
Luther's closest friend. 
May 12, 2021
Church History 15~ Martin Luther
Luther's conversion.  The 95 Theses.  The Diet of Worms.  His wonderful marriage. 
May 12, 2021
Church History 14~ The Waldensians
The story of an entire people group's love for truth and family over hundreds of years.  The story of Jean Paschale.  The story of Joshua Gianavello. 
May 12, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 10~ Greater Works Than Jesus, 14:12-14
Thomas Goodwin's definition of Believe. Synergism and monergism.  Why did Jesus have to leave before they did greater works? The greater works are found in the book of Acts.
May 09, 2021
The Christian Home 6~ Solving Problems in the Home
Solving problems.  6 directions before the problem.  11 directions during the problem.  7 directions after the problem. 
May 09, 2021
Church History 13~ John Huss
The "Goose" Murdered by so called "Christians" 
May 06, 2021
Church History 12~ John Wycliffe
The Morning Star of the Reformation First Bible translation into English The young men he trained
May 06, 2021
Church History 11~ Ambrose
A firm pastor in hard times. 
May 06, 2021
Charles Spurgeon~ Power from on High
There is no greater example of the power of God extended over the whole of a man’s life than the life of Charles Spurgeon.
May 03, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 9~ How to Know God, 14:7-11
Man's need and desire to know God.  Knowing God as the cure for fear and anxiety.  Two views of apologetics.  Man's bent toward doubt and unbelief.  The method for knowing God. 
May 03, 2021
Church History 10~ John Chrysostom
John's education and maturity.  Four reasons his preaching was powerful.  His persecution. 
April 28, 2021
Church History 8~ The Rise of the Roman Catholic Church
Categories of false religion.  Pagan and demonic elements introduced into Christianity over the years after Constantine. 
April 28, 2021
Church History 9~ Augustine
A wild early life.  Amazing dedication of his mother, Monica.  Brilliant writer. 
April 28, 2021
The Christian Home 5~ Three Views of the Family
The Smallest View of the Family, the Nuclear Family The Larger View of the Family, the Clan or Tribe The Largest View of the Family, the Family of God
April 26, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 8~ Christ as the Unique Cure for a Troubled Heart, 14:4-6
Jesus' knowledge of ourselves vs. our own knowledge of ourselves.  The glory of the Way, Truth, and Life that is Christ. 
April 25, 2021
Church History 7~ Pelagianism
Pelagius' teachings, and the religions that share them today.  Augustine's teachings, and the religion that shares them today.  Cassian's teachings, and the religion that shares them today. 
April 20, 2021
Church History 6~ Constantine the Great
The conversion of Constantine and its long term effects.  Sacerdotalism: Citizens of the state become members of the church. 
April 20, 2021
Church History 5~ Early Persecution
Stories of the early church's faithfulness. 
April 20, 2021
The Christian Home 4~ Right and Wrong for Children
18 Biblical principles explaining the Christian view of children and childhood
April 20, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 7~ Jesus Prepares a Home, 14:1-3
Jesus is returning to the earth to give us Himself.  What were the disciples afraid of?  How was Jesus encouraging them? 
April 20, 2021
Church History 3~ Cyprian of Carthage
Perseverance. The story of the "lapsed" and the "confessors." 
April 13, 2021
Church History 4~ Athanasius
Standing alone. 
April 13, 2021
Church History 1~ The Apostle Paul
His unique qualifications. Training, missionary service, and imprisonment.  The most amazing Christian who ever lived. 
April 13, 2021
Church History 2~ Justin Martyr
His conversion. Evangelized by an unknown old man. Writes books. Dies by the sword. 
April 13, 2021
The Christian Home 3~ Biblical Portrait of a Godly Woman
Observations on 13 passages defining Godly womanhood.  Contrast between the Bible and modern views.  
April 11, 2021
Results of the Resurrection, Colossians 3:1-17
Seek the things above. 3:1-4 Kill the things below. 3:5-11 Put on the things of God. 3:12-17
April 11, 2021
Christ the Firstfruits, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23
How Adam represents his people. Who they are.  How Christ represents his people. Who they are.  Application: Godly hope removes false fear. Godly fear removes false hope. 
April 07, 2021
Revelation 22~ The New Jerusalem, chapters 21-22
Things not found in Heaven. Things that will be in Heaven.  No more Apostles.  The dimensions of Heaven.  The glory of nations in Heaven.  Rewards.  Sola Scriptura: No more Prophets.  
March 30, 2021
Revelation 21~ The Great White Throne Judgment, chapter 20:11-15
The earth and heaven run from Jesus Christ. Judgment according to works.  Difference between Hades and the Lake of Fire.  
March 30, 2021
The Christian Home 2~ A Christian Woman Dishonored and Honored
4 ways the world dishonors women.  4 ways Christianity honors women. 
March 28, 2021
Last Word of Jesus 6~ Spiritual Pride, 13:36-38
Peter asks Jesus two questions and receives two answers.  4 marks of spiritual pride.  5 dangers of spiritual pride.  4 cures for spiritual pride. 
March 28, 2021
Christ for Us and God for Christ, Philippians 2:6-11
7 actions Christ did for us when He came to earth. The great result for the Son from the Father.  
March 24, 2021
Revelation 20~ Believers Ruling the World, chapter 20:4-10
What will the Millennium be like?  How will believers rule the world? Two reasons God lets Satan out of the bottom less pit at the end of the 1,000 years.  
March 24, 2021
Revelation 19~ The Binding of Satan, chapter 20:1-3
When will Satan be bound?  How will he be bound? 
March 24, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 5~ The 11th Commandment, 13:31-35
The Son glorifies the Godhead and yet is exalted by them.  This is the basis for the command to love one another.  Two ways this command is "new."  What it means to love the church. 
March 21, 2021
Revelation 18~ The Second Coming of Christ, chapter 19:11-21
What happens at the Second Coming. The names of Christ.  Destruction of the Antichrist and the false prophet. 
March 17, 2021
Revelation 17~ The Marriage Supper of the Lamb, chapter 19:1-10
Who works in sanctification?  Shared attributes of God vs. Unshared attributes Two-circle theology. 
March 16, 2021
The Christian Home 1~ A Christian Man From Birth to Death
30 reasons man is the head of woman. Excerpts from Henri Junod's "Man from Birth to Death." Scripture's view of a Christian man. Definition of Masculinity. 
March 14, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 4~ The Hypocrite, 13:18-30
5 Marks of a Hypocrite from Judas at the Last Supper.  2 Sources that consistently produce hypocrites.  3 Guards to protect yourself from the danger of being a hypocrite.  The stories of Bilney and Shaxton. 
March 14, 2021
Revelation 16~ The Great Harlot, chapters 17-18
Who is the filthy woman in Revelation? Political, economic, and religious elements. 
March 11, 2021
Revelation 15~ The Bowl Judgments, chapters 15-16
The judgments of Revelation viewed as a whole. Good to rejoice in God's judgments. Each individual Bowl explored. 
March 11, 2021
Death Undone, Gen. 2:17
Lord's Table meditation.  How did Adam and Eve die the day they ate the fruit? What are the effects of that death?  What happened after...
March 07, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 3: Served and Serving, 13:6-17
Our Lord serves His people. Those not served by Him are not owned by Him.  Counsel for overtalkers.  Confession of sin after salvation.  Following Christ in humbly serving others.  
March 07, 2021
Revelation 14~ Christ's Judgment on the Earth, chapter 14:8-20
One of the most important passages in Scripture teaching the heaviest, weightiest matter, 4:10-11.  One of the clearest passages in Scripture teaching assurance of salvation and rebuking easy-believism, 4:12-13.  
March 02, 2021
Revelation 13~ Christ's Mercy on Earth, chapter 14:1-7
Who are the 144,000? Two kinds of hermeneutics. The gospel spreads to all the world. 
March 02, 2021
How to Pray~ Ephesians 3:14-21
What made Paul pray? Active involvement of angels in watching the church. What requests did Paul pray? Four requests that the church should be praying.
February 28, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 2: Christianity Summarized, John 13:1-5
Christ's love produced His humility. Which is greater, love or humility? The humility of Christ as a pattern for us. 
February 28, 2021
Revelation 12~ The Beast from the Sea, chapter 13
Who is the beast? His political and religious power. The Satanic imitation of the holy Trinity. Future government, but application to the present. The mark of the beast. 
February 26, 2021
Revelation 11~ The Woman and the Dragon, chapter 12
Identifying the "woman" of Rev. 12. Spiritual warfare. Guidelines for interpretation. Dealing with persecution. 
February 26, 2021
The Believer's Blessings~ Eph. 1:3-14
The seven blessings of every believer. What each member of the Trinity does in our salvation. Loyd Kamutimbe 
February 26, 2021
Can You Forgive Your Enemies? 2 Sam. 1
David forgave Saul though Saul had sinned terribly against David. Alpheus Nyalungu
February 25, 2021
Revelation 10~ The Two Witnesses, chapters 10-11
The mighty angel. The key to understanding the tribulation. The two witnesses.
February 16, 2021
Revelation 9~ The Trumpet Judgments, chapters 8-9
The Trumpet Judgments. Historic view of Revelation critiqued. Spur to evangelism.
February 16, 2021
All Things Under His Feet, Hebrews 2:7-8
The glory of the incarnation. The power of Christ’s exaltation. The meaning of all things subjected to Christ. These meditations should increase your love for Christ.
February 14, 2021
Last Words of Jesus 1: Leaving His People Prepared, John 13-17
The value of the upper room discourse. Jesus leaves his disciples. Preparation for service.
February 14, 2021
Revelation 7~ The Seal Judgments, chapter 6
The seven seal judgments.  
February 10, 2021
Revelation 8~ The Crowd in Heaven, chapter 7
Three views of Revelation. What is the great Tribulation? Comfort of Heaven.
February 10, 2021
Delivered by Grace~ Galatians 1:3-5
What is the Father’s grace? What does the Son do? How does grace help us? Loyd Kamutimbe
February 07, 2021
Kings of Israel 55~ Miserable Failure, 2 Chron. 36
The final message of the kings of Israel. Viewing the kings as fathers. How does the history of the kings point to Christ?
February 07, 2021
Repentance vs. Penance, Luke 13:1-5
Differences between repentance and penance, true conversion and false. Alpheus Nyalungu
February 03, 2021
Revelation 6~ The Book Sealed 7 Times, chapter 5
The heaviness of true religion. The Lion of Judah. The company of the redeemed and the angels.  
February 02, 2021
Revelation 5~ The Throne of God, chapter 4
Journey to Heaven. Brief thoughts on the rapture. 12 descriptions of the Throne of God.
February 02, 2021
Fruit of the Spirit 12: Evaluation
Why are so many important virtues missing? Why do we need 9 different virtues? How do we know our basket of fruit is full? Four tools for self-evaluation. 
January 31, 2021
Kings of Israel 54~ Josiah, 2 Chronicles 34-35
A steady path upward. Parent's responsibilities in training their children. Godly use of youth. What is an idol? What are the common idols today? Two secrets about Josiah's life. 
January 31, 2021
Revelation 4~ The Seven Letters to the Churches, chapters 2-3
The main message of Jesus' Seven Letters in one word. What does it mean to "repent"?  Who are the overcomers? 
January 26, 2021
Revelation 3~ The Seven Letters to the Churches, chapters 2-3
What does Christ think of the church? Seven repeated elements in each letter to the churches. 
January 26, 2021
Fruit of the Spirit 11: Self Control
Self-control is self denial. How self-control solves nearly all the problems in your personal life.
January 24, 2021
Fruit of the Spirit 9: Faith
What is faith? Is the fruit faith or faithfulness?  “As the soul sees the spiritual excellency and the glory that is in Jesus Christ, so the will doth set the highest value and esteem upon that excellency that is in Him, a value and esteem far above what a man hath for all other things whatsoever; and this is to believe.” Thomas Goodwin
January 17, 2021
Kings of Israel 53~ Grace to the Humble, 2 Chron. 33:1-20
The 14 sins of Manasseh. Amazing grace to the worst of men. 
January 17, 2021
Revelation 2~ The Entrance of the Lord, chapter 1:8-20
Verse by verse teaching. John meets the Lord Jesus Christ.
January 12, 2021
Revelation 1~ Views of Revelation, chapter 1:1-7
Verse by verse teaching on the first seven verses.
January 12, 2021
Fruit of the Spirit 10: Gentleness
What is Gentleness? Power under control in our treatment of others. With whom must we be gentle? Is gentleness masculine? Who was gentle in Scripture? 
January 10, 2021
Kings of Israel 52~ A Portrait of Devotion, 2 Chronicles 29-32
The first three months of Hezekiah’s 29 years. Hardships sent by God.
January 10, 2021
Fruit of the Spirit 8: Goodness
Four marks of goodness according to the world. The definition of goodness from the New Testament. Three benefits of goodness.
January 03, 2021
A Prayer for Perspective on Time~ Psalm 39:4
Brief description of the new South African law. An examination of the shortness of life. Three reasons men do not feel like David. Six ways to live according to this prayer.  
January 03, 2021
Fruit of the Spirit 7: Kindness
Kindness is considering The feelings, needs, and situations of others. A look at the world’s false kindness. A look at the kindness of the church and then of our Savior.
December 27, 2020
Soul Winning~ Daniel 12:3
The stars in heaven will be the evangelists on earth. Three descriptions of a soul winner. Four motives to be a soul winner. Four methods to begin.
December 27, 2020
The Word Became Flesh~ John 1:14
John Owen said the incarnation is the most noble, useful, and beneficial glory of Christ to which we can give our minds and hearts. Is this true? What does it mean?
December 20, 2020
Hermeneutics 17: Different Kinds of Scripture
Different genres of Scripture: Epistle, narrative, poetry, parable, and prophecy. How to do a word study.
December 15, 2020
Fruit of the Spirit 6: Patience
Definition of patience. Two reasons patience is particularly hard today. Three enemies of patience. Four examples of patience. 
December 13, 2020
Kings of Israel 51~ Syncretism, 2 Kings 17:24-41
A gripping lively story of the blending of the true religion and false religions. The most common religion in Africa.
December 13, 2020
Hermeneutics 16: Practicing Purpose Statements on Ephesians
A practice case for developing a purpose statement using the letter to the Ephesians. 
December 08, 2020
Hermeneutics 15: Developing a Purpose Statement
The five categories of information. Six rules for writing a purpose statement. 
December 08, 2020
Hosea: Restoration After Retribution
The message of this prophet concentrated in one sermon. 
December 06, 2020
Kings of Israel 50~ Miserable Failure, 2 Kings 17:1-23
Four sins that led to Israel's failure. 
December 06, 2020
Loving the World~ 1 John 2:15-17
A man who has set his heart on this world is both in great danger and a great fool.
December 03, 2020
Hermeneutics 14: Exegetical Certainty
Laws of certainty. Kinds of evidence. Rules for evaluating evidence.
December 01, 2020
Daniel: God Rules Over the Governments of Men
Biblical principles for freedom of religion, civil disobedience, and Christian obedience. The best verses throughout the book called out briefly. 
November 29, 2020
Kings of Israel 49~ Falling Away Because of Prosperity, 2 Chronicles 26
The life of Uzziah teaches that prosperity endangers perseverance. Two reasons this is so. Answering some questions raised by the story. 
November 29, 2020
Hermeneutics 13: Identifying the Bible's System of Theology
How can you identify the system of theology in Scripture? What systems are there? The two methods for selecting a theological system. 
November 24, 2020
Hermeneutics 12: Comparing Scripture with Scripture
How to interpret the Bible using the Bible. What does it mean to build a system from the Bible. Four methods for comparing one verse with another.
November 24, 2020
The Christian Imagination~ Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel's prophecies begin with his startling description of clouds, angels, wheels, fire, lightning, and a throne. Careful attention to the details makes the story lively and penetrating.  
November 22, 2020
Fruit of the Spirit 5: Peace
Peace is a mindset of acceptance, safety, and friendship. Peace is when enemies become friends. Peace is when safety reigns over danger. Peace is settled confidence that danger, fighting, and hatred have been removed.
November 22, 2020
Ezekiel: “They Shall Know that I am the Lord”
The phrase, “They shall know that I am the Lord” occurs constantly throughout this book. How would Israel know their Lord? God's judgment and restoration of His people. 
November 22, 2020
Lamentations: Sin Brings Misery
Jeremiah‘s poem is a model for weeping over sin. Truths that are not comfortable to the natural mind, but that bring the greatest spiritual blessings.
November 01, 2020
Kings of Israel 48~ Falling Away Because of Bad Logic, 2 Chronicles 25
Causes of falling away 2: King Amaziah fell away because of bad logic. Sin is irrational. Three logical errors that Amaziah you made.
November 01, 2020
Hermeneutics 11: Laws of Language, Part 2
Part 2 of a crash course in grammar. Part 1 covered Verbs, Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositions. This covers conjunctions, word studies, and block diagrams.  
October 27, 2020
Hermeneutics 10: Laws of Language, Part 1
The true interpretation will always follow the laws of language. Verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives--how can you recognize these and make sense of the Bible with them. 
October 27, 2020
Loving the Truth: 2 Thessalonians 2:10 –12
The heritage of the reformation teaches us to love truth. Three observations from second Thessalonians. Description of modern religions and their disinterest in truth. Marks of the African indigenous church.
October 25, 2020
Hermeneutics 9: History and Culture in the Bible
The Bible is the best source for learning about its own history and culture.
October 20, 2020
Fruit of the Spirit 4: Joy
What is Christian joy? Differences between believing joy and unbelieving joy. 
October 20, 2020
Kings of Israel 47~ The Lives of Fools, 2 Kings 13-15
Nine kings of Israel covering nearly 120 years of history, and yet all of them are fools. Seven lessons to be learned from fools and sinners. 
October 18, 2020
Hermeneutics 8: Taking the Bible Literally
Test case of literal interpretation in Jeremiah 31.  Dangers of abandoning literal interpretation. 
October 13, 2020
Hermeneutics 7: Literal Interpretation
Read the Bible according to the normal meaning of words.
October 13, 2020
Kings of Israel 46~ What Happens Without Character, 2 Chronicles 23-24
When the godly are near Joash obeys, but when the wicked are near Joash is lost.
October 11, 2020
Hopeful's Testimony: What Does a Biblical Testimony Sound Like?
If you asked people how did you become a Christian, what kinds of answers would you hear? The answer to that question is one of the important parts of entrance into a Christian local church. How can a pastor decide to baptize someone or to include them in the Lord’s Table or to watch over their souls? The answer in part: He must listen to their testimony.
October 11, 2020
Hermeneutics 6: The Context
Context as an application of the law of observation. The levels of context. Good and bad examples of observing the context.
October 06, 2020