Title: "Abraham: Father of the Faithful"
The Proverb tells us a good name is to be chosen rather than great riches. This axiom may seem a little outdated in our current culture of greed. Gold, silver and riches are sought after with without regard for reputation that is created along the way. A good name is something that is built by tangible action: choice.
How do we look at prophecy? Does it determine what we do with our lives? Should it determine what we do with our lives? What are our current circumstances and how should we determine our goals, education, life's work based on our understanding of Biblical prophecy?
Thanksgiving Praise ~ Today I would like to set aside our day to day concerns, and focus on scripture that simply praises God. To often we focus on the physical aspects of ours lives. The bible is replete with words of praise for our Father, let's just praise God for all we have.
In this message we look at what's behind the priests and Levites being sent to question John the Baptizer, and what's behind his response. But overshadowing these events is the remarkable history of the location where these events occurred and where Jesus was baptized. Here centuries past collide with the present to give us greater insight into Who and What Jesus of Nazareth was and remarkable things that have gone before in this place. We conclude with a look at an amazing prophecy that foretold the exact year in which the Messiah would appear.
Here we look at the cultural and archaeological background of Jesus' first miracle when He turned water into wine at a wedding. We next address four key questions to help us get the most out of our study of the Gospels (and the rest of the Bible) and go through examples of how to apply these key questions. Next we look at what likely happened to Joseph and how that impacted Christ's life, and examine how the word translated "carpenter" helps us better understand the occupation of Joseph and Jesus-with insights for what that means for us. Then we look at Jesus' cleansing of the temple and how the historical background helps explain his forceful reaction to what He witnessed at the temple.
What was the relationship of rabbis and disciples like in the first century? What did those terms mean? If we are to be disciples of Jesus Christ, we need to understand these things-or else we fail to understand what He's trying to do in our lives. We also examine how some of this played out as Jesus called His first disciples.
A Continuation of the study of the beatitudes
Sermon by Earl McWhorter
Split Sermon by Lonnie Blankenship