OnlyJesus.LifeFeb 28, 2023
LIVING PROOF Series Message #5: Understanding the Secular Worldview
Key Bible Verses: “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant,slanderers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving,irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters ofgood, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than loversof God, holding to a form of godliness although they have denied its power; avoid such people as these.” 2 Timothy 3: 1-5
LIVING PROOF (Message #4) Taking the Self-Exam Test (P2)
Last week week we examined the first three of seven commands Jesus gave His disciples before His ascension. This message considers the last four:
- Love One Another
- Develop a Prayer Life
- Make Disciples
- Be a living testimony of the Holy Spirit in You
LIVING PROOF Series - Self-Examination (P1)
Key Bible Verse: "Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you— unless indeed you fail the test?" 2 Corinthians 13:5
LIVING PROOF (Message 2): The Jesus Mandate
Key Bible Verse: "Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
LIVING PROOF SERIES (MESSAGE ONE) - Jesus Asks Difficult Questions
We start this new series with questions Jesus asked His disciples who were with Him. He asks the same of Christians today. How do you answer them?
While It is Still Called Today...Before It's Too Late
Key Bible Verse: "but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." Hebrews 3:13
The Rainbow Belongs to God (P4) - Living in a Post-Romans 1 World
Understanding what God meant when three times, Paul told us, "God gave them over to"...
The PRIDE Agenda vs God's Plan (P2) - Deconstructing God's Created Plan for the Family
The Rainbow Belongs to God (P3)
Key Bible Verses: "Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness...God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh." (from Genesis 1:26-28a; 2:25)
The PRIDE Agenda vs God's Plan (The Rainbow Belongs to God P2)
Key Bible Verses: "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. " Galatians 6: 7
The Rainbow Belongs to God (P1)
Key Bible Verse: "God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;" Genesis 9:12
"Deliver us from the evil one..." (P5) The Final Victory
Key Bible Verse: "And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7“He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son." Revelation 21:5-7
"Deliver us from the evil one." (P4) satan vs Jesus
Key Bible Verse: “You are of your father the devil...He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
The Origin of Demons ("Deliver Us From the Evil One" Series - P3)
Here is the link to the edited version of my message yesterday, The Origin of Demons.
Message #1 of this series we examined what Jesus had to say about and His interactions with satan and demoms
Message #2 we examined the origin of angels and the much-discussed "origin of evil"
This week we did the same with demons. Who are they? Where did they come from? Do they still exist today?
This series is necessary to help people, even Chrhistians, understand and answer the questions people have today as our culture continues to spiral downward deeper into the demonic realm of darkness.
The Origin of Evil (from the "Deliver Us From the Evil One Series)
Key Bible Verse: "For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’" Isaiah 14: 13-14
"Deliver us from the evil one..."
Key Bible Verse: "And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one." Matthew 6: 13a
Everything You Need to Know About Life and Death...Beginning with Yours!
"Death, be not proud..." Series Finale
The Hope of the Middle Cross - A Resurrection Sunday Message
Key Bible Verse: "But the fact is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep." 1 Corinthians 15:20
They Hailed Him as King until ... they found out who He wasn't!
Key Bible Verse: "The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!”" Matthew 21:9
What Happens to Babies and Children When They Die? The "Condition of Accountability"
Key Bible Verse: "...I will go to him, but he will not return to me.” 2 Samuel 12:23b
What Happens When We Die?
Key Bible Verse: “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” 1 Corinthians 15: 54-55
Revival Begins Here!
Key Bible Verse: "For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite."" Isaiah 57:17
"Death Be Not Proud" (P2) - What Happens When We Die?
Key Bible Verses: "And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment," Hebrews 9:27
"Death, Be Not Proud..." (P1) Why Do People Die?"
Key Bible Verse: "For the wages of sin is death..." Romans 6:23a
Three Qualities of Jesus that Changed His World
The rest of the title and challenge in this message is those same qualities can and should be applied to and evident in the lives of all who claim to be "born-again" Christians.
Encouragement and Hope from a Weeping Prophet
Key Bible Verse: "This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope." Lamentations 3: 21
No Looking Back - One of the Strongest Warnings Jesus Ever Gave Us
"But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9: 62
Falling Deeper in Love with the Christ of Christmas
In this message we examined five things Christians should know about Jesus Christ. We did this by allowing the Word of God to speak on these five statements:
- Who Jesus Is
- Why Jesus Came
- What Jesus Did
- Where Jesus is Now (and what He is doing)
- When Jesus Returns
Understanding Biblical Healing (P2) - When the Healing Doesn't Come
Key Bible Verse: "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Luke 22:42
Understanding Biblical Healing - When It Comes...When It Does Not...And Why?
When It Comes, When It Does Not, and Why? Did you know God never intended that there would be a need for healing? Tonight we begin our study by examining what caused the need to arise and examples of biblical healing in the OT and NT.
"Bear One Another's Burdens..." What it means and What it does not
Key Bible Verse: "Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2
Beyond Sodom and Gomorrah (P2) The Death of a Nation ... While Christians watched in horror from their pews
Last week I began one of the strongest messages the Holy Spirit ever breathed into mine. This week we continue to the hard part that shows clearly how this nation has gone well beyond those two cities and how the Christian church must respond biblically.
Beyond Sodom and Gommorah (P1)
The Death of a Nation As Christians Watched in Horror from their Pews
Signs of the Times in Jesus' Own Words: The Days of Noah (P2)
In the first two messages of this series, the Jewish religious leaders questioned Jesus. His answers pointed them first to the "sign of Jonah" and then "the days of Noah". In this week's message, the questions came from His disciples. He gave them a lot of insight about the signs of the times - what they were and were not. Again He closed this discussion pointing them to the "days of Noah". I will also give you a short history lesson on the Temple(s) in Jerusalem, what has come to pass already, and what is yet to come. Christians need to know these things; otherwise why did Jesus tell them to His disciples?
The Days of Noah (P1)
This is the second message in our new series, The Signs of the Times in Jesus' Own Words. If you missed last week's message, "The Sign of Jonah", it is available on this channel as well as our website www.onlyjesus.life. The video and written blog versions may be found there as well.
The Signs of the Times in Jesus' Own Words: "The Sign of Jonah"
Key Bible Verse: "Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves a sign; and so no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet;" Matthew 12: 38-39
Five Callings of Jesus That Changed the World Then...Why Not Now?
A question for the church aka the Christians who fill the pews. Today we close this series that went a lot longer than I thought when I taught the first of these Five "Callings" (actually they were commands). I briefly review all five and the ONE WORD answer to this question will become self-evident.
"Love One Another" - The Who, Why, and How of Jesus' Last Love Command
This is the fifth of Jesus' five "love" commands as He made His way toward Calvary. This section of the Gospel of John, deemed the Upper Room discourse, was vital information for the eleven disciples that remained. His words are equally vital for Christians today!
The Hardest Command Jesus Ever Gave ... "Love Your Enemies"
Key Bible Verse: "You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you," Matthew 5:43-44
Five Callings of Jesus that Changed the World: Calling Five - Love As I Have Loved You (P3) Love Your Neighbor (and the Stranger) as Yourself
Key Bible Verse: "You shall not take vengeance, nor hold any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD... The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself," Leviticus 19: 18,34
Five Callings of Jesus #5 "Love as I have loved you." P2 - Loving Yourself
Key Bible Verse: "but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD." Leviticus 19: 18b,34; Matthew 19:19; 22:39
Five Callings of Jesus that Changed the World - #4 "Die with Me"
Key Bible Verse: "Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it." Matthew 16: 24-25
Five Callings of Jesus That Can Change Your Life: P3 - "Abide in Me"
Key Bible Verse: "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me." John 15:4
Five Callings of Jesus That Can Change Your Life: P2 - "Rise Up and Walk"
Key Bible Verse: Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk." John 5: 8
Five Calllings of Jesus that Can Change Your Life: #1 - Come out and live!
Key Bible Verse: "Lararus, Come out!" John 11: 43
"LORD, You are my ____________________."
This week my message is a "fill in the blank" one where we are going to examine a lot of scriptures to see how Moses, David, Isaiah, Mary, Jesus, and Paul filled in these blanks. The words they chose are words we can all identify with. You will be encouraged by them and the explanations I provide that give context to them in our lives today. WS
Praise the Lord!
Key Bible Verse: "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD; Praise the LORD!" Psalm 150: 6
This message is a series of prayers that follow the outline I laid out in the last two messages on Prevailing Prayer
Pleading Prayers When We Need God Most (Part 2)
Learning how to pray, plead, and persevere from the depths of your soul to the throne of grace, mercy, and love from biblical examples
True Freedom is Never Free
Key Bible Verse: "If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
God is Pro-Life - What He Said About the Conception of Life and Disspelling the Lies of satan the Lost World Clings To
Key Bible Verse: "Your eyes have seen my formless substance; And in Your book were written All the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them." Psalm 139:16