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The Sixty-Six Books

Sixty-six singers, singing sweet and true, And setting all the world to singing, too. Sixty-six soldiers, vigorous and strong, Valiantly attacking, cruelty and wrong. Sixty-six judges, learned in the law, Uttering decisions, free from fear and flaw. Sixty-six artists—wondrously they paint Kings and sages, common folk, angel, devil, saint. Sixty-six...

Baptist Distinctives

B (Biblical Authority): God’s Word is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. As the inspired, inerrant, and preserved Word of God, it bears the absolute authority of God Himself. No human opinion or church decree can usurp the teachings of Scripture. Whatever the Bible dictates, we,...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 7)

John 11:1-46 I. SLEEPING (v. 1-27) Verse 3 – a man named Lazarus (v. 1) is SICK, he is the brother of Mary and Martha Verse 4 – “This sickness is not unto death…” Verse 6 – interesting that the Lord WAITED to go see Lazarus, also Lazarus’ condition got...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 6)

John 9:1-7 Many teach this and focus on the MAN BORN BLIND, and that is completely understandable.  However, the DIFFERENCE MAKER here is the Lord Jesus Christ, so we will FOCUS on what HE DID in the passage rather than only the blind man.  Obviously, the BLIND MAN’s condition allows...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 5)

John 6:15-21 I. DEPARTING (v. 15-16) There is a SEPARATION here between Jesus and His disciples This is similar to today… PHYSICALLY Notice WHERE Jesus is – “he departed again into a mountain himself alone.” Notice WHERE the disciples are – “his disciples went down unto the sea.” Today –...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 4)

John 6:1-14 Have you ever been in a SERIOUS PREDICAMENT?  How do we normally respond in these situations? So far we have covered THREE miracles which picture the WAY of salvation: Water into wine – “Out with the OLD, in with the NEW” – salvation is a change in your...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 3)

John 5:1-9 Consider: life’s FRUSTRATIONS I. WAITING (v. 1-4) Verse 1 – while Jesus went to Jerusalem because of the FEAST, he encounters a man in need along the way People are in need EVERYWHERE!  Are you looking for them? cf. John 4:1-5 cf. Mark 2:13-15 cf. Mark 1:16-21 Verse...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 2)

John 4:46-54 Recognize the POWER of the WORDS of the Lord Jesus Christ! I. BESEECHING (v. 46-49) Verse 46 – we are introduced to “a certain nobleman” cf. Luke 19:12, 13 – only other mention of a NOBLEMAN in the Bible, this would be a man of GREAT IMPORTANCE with...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Part 1)

MIRACLE #1 – John 2:1-11 This is the FIRST PUBLIC MIRACLE performed by the Lord Jesus Christ. I. THE MARRIAGE (verses 1-2) Verse 1 – “the third day” – reminder of the RESURRECTION – belief in the resurrection is absolutely NECESSARY for salvation – cf. Romans 10:9, 10 “a marriage”...

Seven Miracles in the Gospel of John (Introduction)

John 20:30, 31 The gospel of John records SEVEN miracles of our Lord Jesus Christ.  As stated in the verses above, only these seven were recorded so that the reader of John’s gospel might BELIEVE: (1) That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (2) So that one might...

Three Signs

God gave three SIGNS to Moses so that he might BELIEVE His word.  Remember that signs are for the Jew (John 2:18, I Corinthians 1:22).  These SIGNS are wonderful TYPES of spiritual truths for the saved TODAY! Exodus 4:1-9 Rod to serpent (v. 3, 4) – the CROSS – Jesus...

‘Twas the Night Before Jesus Came

‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed, Not once ever kneeling...

Stop

Good morning, Lord, I just woke up, I’m running late today. I know that I must hurry But I have to stop to pray. I can’t begin my day, Lord, Without praising your sweet name, And thanking you for saving me When in my life you came. Please guide me...

Hell

by Chip Pardi Death is separation. Physical death is the separation of the soul and spirit from the body. Spiritual death is separation from God, who is life.Hell is not spiritual death. In Revelation 20:14, both death and hell are cast into the lake of fire, showing they are not...

Revival Praying

In his autobiography, Charles G. Finney (1792-1875) spoke of prayer as the great means of revival.  In 1830, the Lord greatly used Finney during a revival that began in Rochester, New York and spread throughout the region.  Below are Finney’s words concerning the power of prayer. “When I was on...

I Love the Volumes of Thy Word

by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) I love the volumes of Thy Word; What light and joy those leaves afford To souls benighted and distressed! Thy precepts guide my doubtful way, Thy fear forbids my feet to stray, Thy promise leads my heart to rest. From the discoveries of Thy law The...