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  • I Will Build My Church Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 16, 2014
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     | 3,116 views

    This lesson introduces this series by examining Matthew 16:13-19, showing that Jesus is the builder, architect, and owner of His church.

    Whenever we look at the religious landscape today that is known by the word “Christianity,” it seems clear that what we see is so different than what we see in the Bible. We see multiple denominations that teach different, and at times, contradictory things. Of course, when teachings ...read more

  • The Organization Jesus Built Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 16, 2014
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    This is the second sermon in our "Jesus Built" Series. It examines the pattern that we have in scripture of the organization of Jesus church, universal and local,and talks about how changes in the organization lead to apostasy

    INTRODUCTION The New Testament provides a pattern that was followed by the early church. They followed what the Apostles gave them in their teaching and writings. The Jerusalem church gives us an example of this. We are told in Acts 2:42 that these Christians “continued steadfastly in the ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of Christ

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 16, 2014
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     | 1,821 views

    There was a common belief at the time of Jesus that the Messiah's kingdom would be a physical kingdom, and that it would include all of Israel (and no Gentiles). Is this belief true that was believed then and today?

    There was a common belief at the time of Jesus that the Messiah's kingdom would be a physical kingdom, and that it would include all of Israel (and no Gentiles). The disciples asked Jesus in Acts 1:6, "Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?" The disciples are showing ...read more

  • Problems With Oneness Theology Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 16, 2014
     | 2,895 views

    Oneness theology denies the Trinity doctrine and claims that there is one person in the Godhead who has manifested himself in three different forms: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Is this belief true?

    OVERVIEW OF THE TRINITY The Trinity is one of the foundational doctrines of Christianity. The Trinity is the teaching that there is one God who exists in three distinct, concurrent, persons. Please note, though, this is not saying there are three competing and separate gods (polytheism). The ...read more

  • Answering A Challenge From A Muslim Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 16, 2014
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     | 1,993 views

    I recently received a challenge from a Muslim friend to read the Qur’an from the beginning and to stop when I find the first “contradiction” between it and the Bible. This is my answer to my friend.

    I recently received a challenge from a Muslim friend to read the Qur’an from the beginning and to stop when I find the first “contradiction” between it and the Bible. His reasoning for this seemed good for this challenge: If you begin from the beginning of the Qur’an, than ...read more

  • Has The Bible Been Corrupted? Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 16, 2014
     | 1,870 views

    This lesson answers one of the main challenges offered by Muslims that is the foundation for their beliefs.

    It is a foundational belief amongst Muslims that the Bible as we have it is wholly unreliable. The claim is that the Bible is a flawed book compared to the Qur’an which is perfect (a miracle from Allah). It is important for the Christian to be ready to answer this accusation from Muslims so ...read more

  • Does The Bible Foretell The Coming Of Muhammad? Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 16, 2014
     | 1,628 views

    Muslim apologists love showing verses from the Bible that they say foretold the coming of Muhammad. These verses usually show that they do not understand the importance of context.

    The Muslim makes the claim that the Bible foretold the coming of Muhammad, and because of this, the Christian needs to submit to the teachings of Muhammad. They make the claim based on what is taught in the Qur’an, not what is taught in the Bible. Their are a couple passages they begin ...read more

  • Is Al Qaeda Following Muhammad And Allah? Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 16, 2014
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     | 2,508 views

    It has gotten to the point that the terms “terrorism” and “Islam” may be viewed as synonymous because of the actions of al Qaeda. Are they interpreting the Qur'an correctly?

    The media has portrayed a telling picture of the perpetrators of 9/11: a picture of violence and hatred toward America. They have been portrayed as “the main enemy of the West and […] as a hotbed of terrorism that threatens Western civilization and its democratic values” (Khan n. ...read more

  • Miraculous Spiritual Gifts Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014
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     | 1,902 views

    This sermon answers 4 questions re: miraculous spiritual gifts: 1. What were the gifts? 2. How were the gifts received? 3. What was the purpose of the gifts? 4. How long were the gifts to last?

    INTRODUCTION: In this lesson, we are going to finally deal with the topic of miraculous spiritual gifts. This is yet another of the more controversial topics regarding the Holy Spirit in the religious world, especially regarding the possibility that these gifts are still present today, which we ...read more

  • Blasphemy Of The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014
     | 2,616 views

    What exactly is this sin? Can this sin be committed today? Is there really no hope of forgiveness for the one who commits this sin? Why can blaspheming Jesus be forgiven but not blaspheming the Spirit?

    INTRO This topic is indeed an interesting one that leaves us with many questions. • What exactly is this sin? • Can this sin be committed today? • Is there really no hope of forgiveness for the one who commits this sin? • Why can blaspheming Jesus be forgiven but not ...read more

  • Job's Depression Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014
     | 5,964 views

    This lesson examines the depression of Job and how depression can affect the people of God.

    11 "My days are past, my plans are torn apart, Even the wishes of my heart. 12 "They make night into day, saying, 'The light is near,' in the presence of darkness. 13 "If I look for Sheol as my home, I make my bed in the darkness; 14 If I call to the pit, 'You are my father'; To the worm, 'my ...read more

  • How To Be A Miserable Comforter Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014
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     | 2,592 views

    How can we help someone who has Depression? This lesson answers this question by examining Job's interactions with his miserable comforters.

    Today will be part two of our study titled “dealing with depression”. In my last lesson, we spent some time defining what depression is, the causes of it, and the remedy for it as we examined Job as our case study. I would encourage you to listen to that lesson if you were not here, and ...read more

  • Real Repentance

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014
     | 3,704 views

    Repentance... How would you define it? It may be the case if I asked every person in this room to give me a definition of repentance, I may get quite a few different answers. This is a subject that I believe is greatly misunderstood in the religious world

    Repentance... How would you define it? It may be the case if I asked every person in this room to give me a definition of repentance, I may get quite a few different answers. This is a subject that I believe is greatly misunderstood in the religious world, including amongst the Lord’s people. ...read more

  • Pleasing Our King With Our Giving Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014
     | 1,900 views

    We will look at our giving as worship to God and what it shows about our love and faith towards others.

    I. Introduction Today we are continuing our series on pleasing our King in our worship of Him as His spiritual priesthood. We will continue to build on the foundation that we have laid on the authority of our King and the spiritual nature of our worship as priests to God. Today we will be ...read more

  • The Lord's Supper: A Special Meal Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 15, 2014
     | 2,925 views

    The Lord’s Supper is not just one meal, but four meals in one. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial meal, a covenantal meal, a communal meal, and a sacrificial meal.

    I. Introduction We come to what I plan on being the final lesson in this series on our worship to God. I hope these lessons have been helpful reminders about why we do what we do in our worship as the royal priesthood of our King. Today we are going to look at some things that we need to think ...read more