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  • Isaiah's Messiah - Longing For Advent (Is. 64:1-9)

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Dec 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,481 views

    Here is the prayer which was answered with the birth of Jesus. Isaiah 64:1-9 shows the community, collect and confirmation of God's exiled people longing for deliverance.

    Isaiah 64:1–9 Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, That the mountains might quake at Your presence — 64:2 As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil — To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations may tremble at Your presence! 64:3 ...read more

  • Jonah's Repentance And Deliverance Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,314 views

    God molds and shapes the human heart to see the end of the foolish paths we choose for ourselves in opposition to his purposes.

    INTRODUCTION “Call me Ishmael” (Moby Dick) In the great novel by Melville, the sermon preached in the chapel, the preacher said: ’Shipmates, this book, containing only four chapters -- four yarns -- is one of the smallest strands in the mighty cable of the Scriptures. Yet what depths of ...read more

  • Epiphany

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,548 views

    Epiphany marks the manifestation of the light of God’s revelation in the Incarnation.

    1) The Character of Epiphany in History Epiphany marks the manifestation of the light of God’s revelation in the Incarnation. Different manifestations of Christ’s glory and divinity were celebrated throughout history. In the past faithful saints reflected on Christ’s baptism, the miracle at Cana, ...read more

  • The Seventy Weeks Of Daniel Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,118 views

    The popular dispensational view, or the “Home Alone” view is that these things allegedly deal with ten nations arising from the European federation, the Antichrist, a revived Roman Empire, a seven-year peace treaty with national Israel, and the Great 666

    INTRODUCTION In my two experiences of ordination, in both cases I was challenged on eschatology, the study of end times issues. First in 1990 from a dispensational perspective - I was not committed to the pretribulation rapture, because I could not see it in Scripture. In about 1992 I became ...read more

  • The Seventy Weeks Of Daniel (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,699 views

    This passage explains God’s purpose with the Jewish people and Jerusalem. It is fulfilled in what Jesus did in His life, death, and resurrection, as well as the judgment that follows from His rejection. It does not say a word about the Rapture, the Europe

    A Catechism for Little Saints 1) What did Gabriel say would happen to Jerusalem and to the temple? 2) What does Daniel 9 teach about Christ? 3) What did Jesus say would happen to Jerusalem and the temple? 4) When did this finally happen? 5) How should we then live? The Christology of the ...read more

  • Pentecostal Preaching (2) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,025 views

    Jesus said, in Matt 18: 2, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. - and as the people at Solomon’s Porch were told by Peter we are called to repent. If you do no

    INTRODUCTION John Newton said, "I am not what I was, I am not what I am going to be, I am not what I should be, but I am what I am by the grace of God." This is repentance. A deep an ongoing saving grace. One that is at the beginning of our conscious conversion. One that continues each day. One ...read more

  • The Pre-Persecution: Withstanding Challenges To The Gospel By The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,952 views

    The Spirit fills His People to give a bold witness to Christ, in accordance with the promise (Acts 1:8_9; John 14_16, Comforter). In that the Spirit testifies to the uniqueness of Christ no other name! (John 14:6)

    INTRODUCTION: In the modern world is was the German Schleiermacher who first argued that because of the love of God and because heaven would be spoiled if its inhabitants knew of a place of eternal torment, that all individuals must ultimately be saved; Bruner, and Barth followed suit, as did Paul ...read more

  • The Stone The Builders Rejected

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,744 views

    Jesus “triumphal entry” according to the Zechariah 9:9 prophecy was for the purpose of personally demonstrating the apostasy of Israel, culminating in the pronouncing of judgment on Israel in the “woes” and lament of Matt. 23. In Matt. chapter 21, His bas

    INTRODUCTION STATUES AND PARADES Have you seen the images of the head of Saddam being dragged through the streets with Iraqui’s hitting it with their shoes They would say the word Saddam and spit. Or run up to U.S. soldiers and shout ’George Bush good.’” "Typically a shoe is regarded ...read more

  • Paul, The Pastor (His Farewell Address) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 12,252 views

    Modern church leaders have often neglected the duties of overseeing the spiritual welfare of individuals and families. Sadly, biblical pastoral oversight is set aside for more promising programs. Instead, programs, facilities, and finances are impersonall

    INTRODUCTION Savage Wolves: PT BARNUM - THE CIRCUS SHOWMAN - He delighted in showing an exhibit: THE HAPPY FAMILY - Lions, Tigers, and a little lamb. One asked if they had problems, Barnum said “Aside from replacing the lamb from time to time, there’s no problem.” We all know that there are ...read more

  • Persecution Prayer (Acts 4) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,723 views

    A study in how the early church prayed: in one accord, to the Sovereign Lord, for spiritual empowerment.

    INTRODUCTION: Have you ever heard the idea that you shouldn’t base your beliefs and convictions on a historical book - like Acts? What do you think? Do you think that we should follow the examples of those OUTLINE FOR TODAY WE MUST PRAY IN SOLIDARITY - ONE ACCORD WE MUST PRAY TO A ...read more

  • Corruption From Within (Acts 5) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,437 views

    This is an exposition of the Ananias and Saphira passage

    INTRODUCTION: Bruce Olsen, a single American, (his fine book is Bruchko), has in effect become a Motilone Indian, of South America. He was taken hostage by communist Guerillas in the late 1980s. He taught the communists to read with the beautitudes. The recognized that the kingdom of God was ...read more

  • Opposition From Without (Acts 5) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,603 views

    THis is a study the waves of persecution following after the Jewish persecution of the church chronicled in Acts.

    INTRODUCTION: History of Opposition without: There were about 10 waves of persecution following after the Jewish persecution of the church chronicled in Acts. Nero (54-68) Domitian (81-90) Marcus Aurelius (161-180) Decius (249-251) thousands died for refusing to sacrifice to the imperial ...read more

  • The Work Of The Ministry (Acts 6) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,242 views

    The Apostles responded to physical ministry needs by delegating the responsibility to qualified men in order to continue to focus on the ministry of prayer and the Word. From this we learn that such a division of labor is necessary, wise, and protects the

    INTRODUCTION You might say that Socrates was ultimately responsible for the Greek NT. Socrates had a pupil: Plato (which meant “fatso”); Plato had a student, Aristotle; and Aristotle had a student, Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), the king of Macedonia that conquered the Persian empire and ...read more

  • The Second Christian Martyr(Acts 6) Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 5,362 views

    This is an exposition of the passage on Stephen who was the first martyr.

    INTRODUCTION We all need heros - those who would embody and be incarnate examples of that which is true, good, and beautiful. Who are your heros? Athanasisus, Luther, Calvin, William Wallace, Theodore Roosevelt, Rambo? We need heros. Today we consider the hero, Stephen. Remember that the Word ...read more

  • What Has Jerusalem To Do With Antioch Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,815 views

    We must take hold of THE GRANDNESS OF GENTILE SALVATION The Great Commission, in biblio-theological development, is the predictable Messianic restatement of multitudes of Old Testament commissions and promises and prayers for all the nations to be made

    INTRODUCTION "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What has the Academy to do with the Church? What have heretics to do with Christians? Our instruction comes from the porch of Solomon, who had himself taught that the Lord should be sought in simplicity of heart. Away with all attempts to produce ...read more