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  • Let The Good Times Roll! Series

    Contributed by Donald Whitchard on Jan 26, 2021

    There is a time for fasting for the glory of God, and then there are times to enjoy food, company, and good times. However, some people are not satisfied with anything and prefer to stay miserable, indecisive, and closed to what God has in store for them.

  • New Testament Legalism Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Aug 17, 2020

    Message expounds Philippians 3:1-7 explaining the problem of Legalism as defined by the New Testament. The ceremonial law in the Old Covenant was fulfilled in Christ and is not required of believers. The moral law is reiterated in the New Covenant.

    We are in a study of Philippians. Our text today is Philippians 3:1-7. Last week we talked from that text about the value of warnings. God warns us because He loves us. Like a loving parent He guides us away from danger into a meaningful life of blessings. To despise God’s warnings is one of the more

  • Don’t Mix And Match.

    Contributed by Bola Folakemi Praise on Apr 6, 2020

    There is a popular slogan that retail shops are using to make their customers to engage in impulse buying (buying what they did not have plan to buy). This slogan is called “MIX AND MATCH” this means combining things that are not related .

    Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving and even bigger tear than before. And no one puts new wine into old wineskin, for the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New more

  • The Question Of Fasting

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Mar 18, 2020
    based on 2 ratings

    A warning against mixing things that differ.

    THE QUESTION OF FASTING. Matthew 9:14-17. It is a strange thing that the disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus to ask, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” (Matthew 9:14). It is unfortunately typical of religious people to be performing some ritual more

  • Effective Fasting Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 1, 2020

    Fast when out of your despair, you feel totally dependent upon God.

    One day, Kathy Cash’s husband, of Dallas, Texas, announced to the family that he was going to fast and pray. Ginny, their 5-year-old, had recently learned that fasting meant not eating. “No!” she shouted. “You can't fast! You'll die!” Her dad carefully explained that many men and women more

  • The Parable Of The New Cloth And New Wine Series

    Contributed by Claude Alexander on Nov 17, 2019
    based on 2 ratings

    Traditions and the word of God. Can traditions justify us before God.

    The parable of the new cloth and new wine Matthew 9:14-17; Mark 2:18-22; Luke 5:33-39 A tradition is a long-established custom or belief passed on from one generation to another (Oxford). Because of that, many traditions are good and necessary. Paul speaks several times of some traditions in more

  • The Culture Of Living In Grace

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on Mar 15, 2019

    You have to put away old traditions, customs and laws that are not in conformity with the ways of love, mercy and grace that we are to accept and live by (renewing your mind to accept the teachings of grace, love and mercy as espoused by Jesus in the Gospels and the Apostles in the Epistles)

  • Disciples Defended Via Parable Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jul 13, 2017

    The teaching that Jesus gives to His disciples at this time concerns fasting. Then He gives a parable to illustrate His purpose for coming into the world.

    Harmony of the Gospels -AD 27- Capernaum Title: Disciples Defended Via Parable Matthew 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22, Luke 5:33-39 The teaching that Jesus gives to His disciples at this time concerns fasting. Then He gives a parable to illustrate His purpose for coming into the more

  • Patched Old Clothing, New Wine In Old Wineskins Series

    Contributed by Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jan 20, 2017
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    Teaching can be boring, teaching can be tiring, or teaching can be interesting and exciting. Our Lord never bored people in His teaching. Some were converted, some angered, but no one was bored or uninterested.

    Introduction A. There are many literary forms used in the Bible. 1. There is poetry 2. Proverbs 3. Legal documents 4. Dramatic narratives 5. Hymns 6. Sermons 7. Theological treatise 8. Personal letters 9. And apocalyptic visions 10. And sprinkled into all of these more

  • How To Keep From Missing The Harvest (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Sep 13, 2016

    There is a harvest of people with spiritual needs. They need Jesus Christ. I am sure that you know people that need Christ in their life. You desire for them to know Jesus and the life and peace He brings.

    How To Keep From Missing The Harvest Matthew 9 Part 2 Introduction: 1. There is a harvest of people with spiritual needs. They need Jesus Christ. I am sure that you know people that need Christ in their life. You desire for them to know Jesus and the life and peace He brings. 2. You may more

  • How To Keep From Missing The Harvest (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Aug 29, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    Did you know that God can use you and wants to use you? His plan is to use His children to bring in the harvest of lost souls. But how can we keep from missing that harvest?

    How To Keep From Missing The Harvest Matthew 9 Part 1 Introduction: 1. Imagine a farmer spending weeks of sweat, toil, and money to plant seeds and then forgetting to gather in the harvest of crops. The crops grow in the fields, but they all die because the farmer simply neglects to reap more

  • Let’s Not Miss The Harvest! (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Aug 22, 2016

    Jesus was too concerned about the souls of people to get distracted with minor, unimportant matters. If we aren’t focused on Christ, we can become self-absorbed and inwardly focused like the Pharisees, and we’ll miss the harvest.

    Let’s Not Miss The Harvest! Matthew 9 – Part 2 Introduction: 1. Did you know that religious people can be very mean and cold-hearted? People who are religious, but aren’t truly walking with God can be some of the nastiest people you’ve ever met. 2. In Jesus’ more

  • Food, Prayer, And Wineskins

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Sep 4, 2015

    if people prayed as much as they say they do, we would see God do some amazing things!

    Food, Prayer,and Wineskins Matthew 9:14-9:17 Introduction- The ministry of Jesus seems at times complex and confusing when you think of what He did and how He did it. Remember a couple weeks ago, Jesus left this earth by way of ascension and told the disciples that He must go so the more

  • Don't Reform But Be Transformed Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 5, 2015
    based on 7 ratings

    Jesus was not out to reform Judaism but to transform Judaism into something new. He was not out to give life to old form but to give life to a new form, a new way to God.

    MATTHEW 9: 14-17 [THE MESSIAH REVEALED SERIES] DON'T REFORM BUT BE TRANSFORMED [John 3:22-36/ Mark 7:18-22, Luke 5: 33-39] Here is another incident that goes along with the preceding 2 which shows Jesus in conflict with current opinion & practice. Jesus did not conduct His ministry as the more

  • Did Jesus Come To Repair The Old Way?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 13, 2014

    Jesus' comment on wineskins is confusing to many. What does it mean and how does it tie into His comments right before that on fasting?

    DID JESUS COME TO REPAIR THE OLD WAY? There are some of the same elements, but we need to know that this is a new thing. - Matthew 9:14, 16-17. - There will still be fasting – Jesus doesn’t dismiss it. Instead, He says it’ll happen when He is taken away from them (when the more