Contributed on Feb 7, 2009
This is the first message in a ’jet tour’ overview of the Bible, w/ free PowerPoints. Seeing the Designer and refuting evolution. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
The Bible – From Beginning to End Using the Twenty Cs OVERVIEW Creation, Corruption, Cataclysm, Confusion, Call, Castaways, Camp, Conquest, Crown, Captivity, Construction, Conception, Cross, Church, Caught Away, Chastisement, Coming, Coronation, Condemnation, Consummation. ----- Series ...read more
Contributed on Feb 14, 2009
The honeymoon comes to a screeching halt in the garden of Eden in this chapter. A man, a woman, & a snake in the grass. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
Corruption Genesis 3 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Corruption.html We continue our new series on the 20 Cs, a jet tour overview of the entire Bible. Last week was ‘creation’ and today is ‘corruption.’ No, this message isn’t about our state, Illinois. And it’s not much of a Valentine’s ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2009
Several of the most controversial and critical questions of our existence are answered in the Noah story. Great visuals help illustrate! Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
Cataclysm Genesis 6-9 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Cataclysm.html We’ll attempt to answer some controversial questions from our text: i) Who were the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men”? ii) What was the physical earth like before the Flood? iii) Why did people live so long before ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2009
Babel means ‘confusion.’ It’s where we get the word ‘babble.’ And man w/out God is confused, and only God can help man ’rise up’ and make sense of things. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
Confusion Genesis 11:1-9 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Confusion.html Babel means ‘confusion.’ It’s where we get the word ‘babble.’ And man w/out God is confused, and only God can help man ’rise up’ and make sense of things. 1) After the Flood, God commanded man to spread abroad, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2009
Dynamically interesting content! Summary of the period of the kings, w/ a special contrast of Saul, David, and Solomon. Wonderful visuals enhance a very helpful outline. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
Crown I Samuel 8 2 part sermon on Saul and David during the times of the Kings. Both parts are here: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Crown.html Pt.1-Saul Israel decided they wanted to be a monarchy, not a theocracy. They wanted a king, not to be led by God. They wanted a visible leader. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2009
Anytime the people of God say let us rise up and build the devil and his forces rise up in opposition. Rebuilding Jerusalem, the Temple, and the Walls, and the coming reunification of Israel. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
Construction Ezra / Nehemiah http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Construction.html Last time we looked at the Captivity of Israel. Now the 70 years are up and they are returning home...in 3 stages: · Under Zerubbabel – 536 BC · Under Ezra – 455 BC · Under ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2009
Amazing similarities exist between Israel and America - from their founding to civil war to sinful rejection of God...to the 70 year captivity! Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.
Captivity I Kings 12 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Captivity.html v. 16-17 “Rehoboam reigned over them” – here’s a major division in the OT. Israel is now split. The Hebrew nation has much in common w/ the US in its history... Both were founded on the Word of God. [Revisionists ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2009
Jesus exposed the darkness in the hearts of men, but rather than stepping into the light, they decided to snuff out the Light. Summary of the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life w/ focus on 7 sayings on the cross. Link inc. to audio/video, PowerPoint.
Cross Matthew 26 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Cross.html Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus The Jewish leaders had become very hostile toward Jesus and His supposed authority, so they took counsel to kill Him. Matthew 26:1-4 1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2009
What is the purpose of the church? It’s 3 fold: • To magnify the Lord thru worship and the Word. • To move believers to maturity and ministry. • To make Jesus known to our neighbors and the nations. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint
Church Ephesians 3:1-5 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Church.html Now we enter the church age, the “Dispensation of Grace.” What is a dispensation? It is a time period. In the Bible it is a specific period of time during which God administers His rule over the world in a certain way. And ...read more