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 Romans: Class #4 --Steve Klein (DEC 15, 2019)
   


 Scriptures,Prayers,and Songs of Encouragement --Steve Klein (DEC 15, 2019)
   


 Jesus the Focal Unity --Steve Klein (DEC 15, 2019)
   


When disciples are all focused on Jesus, they will be united with one another and engaged as one body in His work.

 Romans: Class #3 --Steve Klein (DEC 11, 2019)
   


 Romans: Class # 2 --Steve Klein (DEC 8, 2019)
   


 Generational Unity --Steve Klein (DEC 8, 2019)
   


How should Christians deal with current generational differences to promote unity in the body of Christ?

 Three Crosses --Steve Klein (DEC 8, 2019)
   


Jesus? death on the cross for the sins of mankind is the single most important event in human history. But the other two crosses at Calvary are significant as well. All of us can see ourselves on one of the two remaining two crosses -- either as the sinner who died in unbelief and rebellion or the sinner who believed and desired the kingdom.

 Romans: Class # 1 --Steve Klein (DEC 1, 2019)
   


 Aquila and Priscilla --Steve Klein (DEC 1, 2019)
   


Aquila and Priscilla serve as great examples of ordinary people who showed extraordinary devotion to the cause of Christ. Their appearances in the pages of the New Testament teach valuable lessons about marriage, loyalty, and service.

 Changed Lives that Change Lives --Steve Klein (DEC 1, 2019)
   


Whether old or young, male or female, your life for Christ has the potential to adorn the doctrine of Christ and make a positive impact in this world.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class # 23 --Steve Klein (NOV 27, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #22 --Steve Klein (NOV 24, 2019)
   


 Worthy Goals for the Church --Steve Klein (NOV 24, 2019)
   


Every church should aim to be a loving, loyal, and laboring church.

 The Unifying Power of Giving Thanks --Steve Klein (NOV 24, 2019)
   


Thankfulness is to be expressed by God?s people always ? every day of the year. Being thankful for our brothers and sisters in Christ is a solemn duty, but one that should be expressedfrom the heart. Thankfulness for one another cements unity in the body of Christ.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #21 --Steve Klein (NOV 20, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #21 --Steve Klein (NOV 20, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #20 --Steve Klein (NOV 17, 2019)
   


 Do Not Be Ashamed of the Testimony of the Lord --Steve Klein (NOV 17, 2019)
   


Being ashamed of the testimony of the Lord is a function of worldly pride. Those who are unashamed of the gospel have a humble trust in God coupled with a sincere desire to glorify Him and go to heaven.

 A Chance to Die --Steve Klein (NOV 17, 2019)
   


To follow Christ is to lose one?s life. The old man is put to death, and every temptation and trial thereafter becomes an opportunity to die to ourselves that we might live for Jesus.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #19 --Steve Klein (NOV 13, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #18 --Steve Klein (NOV 10, 2019)
   


 Tools of the Master --Steve Klein (NOV 10, 2019)
   


Christians are tools of God. We must keep ourselves in good condition and make ourselves available for His use.

 Prayer that Moves the Hand of God --Steve Klein (NOV 10, 2019)
   


Does prayer really change things? Does it move the hand of God to alter the reality of this material world? The Bible teaches that prayer changes things. Faith is the key.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class # 17 --Steve Klein (NOV 3, 2019)
   


 Prove Yourself a Man - Gender Responsibility --Steve Klein (NOV 3, 2019)
   


God has given the male gender important responsibilities. Failure to own these responsibilities results in confusion and chaos in the home, society, and the church.

 In Hope of Eternal Life --Steve Klein (NOV 3, 2019)
   


Those who live in hope of eternal life do so based on God?s promises. They purify themselves and persevere with joy. They proclaim the message of hope

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class # 16 --Steve Klein (OCT 30, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #15 --Steve Klein (OCT 27, 2019)
   


 Everlasting Father --Steve Klein (OCT 27, 2019)
   


Why is the Messiah called ?Everlasting Father?? As one of three Divine beings, Jesus occupies the position of the Son of God. Yet, those who have faith in Him are said to be His children; they are those to whom He has given life, and those to whom He has declared His heavenly Father.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #14 --Steve Klein (OCT 23, 2019)
   


 Don't be an Ostrich --Steve Klein (OCT 20, 2019)
   


According to Scripture, the ostrich is a prideful animal that lacks the wisdom to care for its own young. Don?t be an ostrich.

 In What Were You Baptized --Steve Klein (OCT 20, 2019)
   


Many believe they have experienced Holy Spirit baptism. Others were baptized into a man-made church. Into what were you baptized?

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class # 13 --Steve Klein (OCT 20, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #12 --Scott Abernathy (OCT 16, 2019)
   


 Lessons from John --Brent Siota (OCT 13, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #11 --Steve Klein (OCT 13, 2019)
   


 What the Church Can do for You --Lorenzo Cum (OCT 13, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class # 10 --Steve Klein (OCT 9, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #9 --Steve Klein (OCT 6, 2019)
   


 Living as a Presentation to God --Steve Klein (OCT 6, 2019)
   


Christians present themselves as a living sacrifice to God.

 Owning Your Influence --Steve Klein (OCT 6, 2019)
   


Whether or not we want to own up to it, we are all responsible for our influence. Jesus expects us to change the world for good by being salt and light.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #9 --Steve Klein (OCT 6, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #8 --Steve Klein (SEP 29, 2019)
   


 Jesus the Truth --Steve Klein (SEP 29, 2019)
   


Jesus is the truth ? the communication of God and God?s word to mankind. The truth is Divine in origin, absolute, singular, objective, immutable, and authoritative. Jesus is all of that. He is the truth that must be told!

 Let Us --Steve Klein (SEP 29, 2019)
   


The words ?let us? in the book of Hebrews are used to convey exhortation to those who are united in their heavenly aspirations, who recognize their need for God?s grace to hold fast, who need encouragement to run their race, and who desire to serve God acceptably no matter what others may think.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #7 --Steve Klein (SEP 25, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #6 --Steve Klein (SEP 22, 2019)
   


 Talk to Yourself --Steve Klein (SEP 22, 2019)
   


Self-talk can be an important source of inner strength or self-delusion. We can learn to use it as a tool to improve our speech, lift our emotional state, and correct our behavior.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #5 --Steve Klein (SEP 18, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class #4 --Steve Klein (SEP 15, 2019)
   


 Does Jesus understand my struggles? --Steve Klein (SEP 15, 2019)
   


Is it possible for Jesus to understand our struggles? After all, although He was human, He was God in the flesh. The Bible answer is a resounding, ?Yes.? Jesus understands your struggles ? all of them. And He can help you with them.

 Self-Discipline & God's Grace --Steve Klein (SEP 15, 2019)
   


God's grace and self-discipline enables us to practice self-control, which is essential to every part of a Christian's life.

 Minor Prophets Q2: Class # 3 --Steve Klein (SEP 11, 2019)
   


 Remember --Jeff May (SEP 10, 2019)
   


Remember how the Lord treated you.

 Take Heed Lest Ye Fall --Jeff May (SEP 9, 2019)
   


Take heed lest ye fall. The Devil is looking for an opportune time to tempt YOU!

 New Testament (Foundation) Life of Christ Lesson 2 --Wayne Holt (SEP 8, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class # 2 --Steve Klein (SEP 8, 2019)
   


 Did You Do Anything Special Today --Jeff May (SEP 8, 2019)
   


Did you do anything special today?

 Humbly Beautified --Steve Klein (SEP 8, 2019)
   


Humility is so greatly valued by God that He requires it of everyone who enters His kingdom. Jesus exemplified humility. In order to be saved in His body, we must follow His example.

 New Testament (Foundation) Life of Christ Lesson 1 --Wayne Holt (SEP 1, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets Q2: Class # 1 --Steve Klein (SEP 1, 2019)
   


 Personal Liberties and the Unity of the Faith --Steve Klein (SEP 1, 2019)
   


Unity of the faith requires us to accept one another?s differences in areas where God allows us to have them, while being single minded in our doctrine and moral practices.

 A Little Leaven --Steve Klein (SEP 1, 2019)
   


?A little leaven leavens the whole lump? illustrates the viral nature of sin and false teaching as well as the permeating power of grace and the kingdom of God.

 Minor Prophets: Class # --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (AUG 28, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class #21 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (AUG 25, 2019)
   


 Choosing Between Reconciliation and Resentment --Steve Klein (AUG 25, 2019)
   


When others do us wrong, we can choose to resent it or mend it. Going through the effort of seeking reconciliation is challenging, but very rewarding.

 You Have Need of Endurance --Steve Klein (AUG 25, 2019)
   


Everyone goes through hard times and trials of faith. We can endure by focusing on Jesus!

 Minor Prophets: Class # 20 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (AUG 21, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class # 19 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (AUG 18, 2019)
   


 Compassion --Steve Klein (AUG 18, 2019)
   


The heart of compassion is feeling another?s pain and acting on it. Compassions sees, serves, sacrifices, shows sensitivity, and saves souls.

 Overcoming Pornography --Steve Klein (AUG 18, 2019)
   


Pornography is a blight on the spirituality of our nation and the Lord?s church. To overcome it, we must confess it, see through its myths, seek forgiveness, and flee it.

 Minor Prophets: Class # 18 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (AUG 14, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class # 17 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (AUG 11, 2019)
   


 That Your Joy May Be Full --Steve Klein (AUG 11, 2019)
   


Joy can be experienced in salvation, in trials, in death, and in the Holy Spirit. Full joy is spiritual; we find it in fellowship with Jesus.

 United We Stand --Steve Klein (AUG 11, 2019)
   


Satan is like a lion seeking to separate his prey from the herd. Division in the herd makes every individual vulnerable, but there is safety in unity.

 Minor Prophets: Class # 16 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (AUG 4, 2019)
   


 Misguided Tolerance --Steve Klein (AUG 4, 2019)
   


 Misguided Tolerance --Steve Klein (AUG 4, 2019)
   


Christians are to be gentle, kind, patient and forbearing to all people, but tolerance cannot extend beyond the boundaries of truth!

 Bread and Water and Life --Steve Klein (AUG 4, 2019)
   


Jesus promises bread and water and eternal life to a world dying of thirst and starvation. Most of us know the depth of our need, but do we trust Jesus to fulfill it?

 Minor Prophets: Class # 15 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUL 31, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class # 14 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUL 28, 2019)
   


 How The Lord Can Work For You --Craig Calvert (JUL 28, 2019)
   


Don't be afraid to go up the mountain!

 God Loves and Satan Hates --Lee Moyers (JUL 28, 2019)
   


God Loves and Satan Hates

 Minor Prophets: Class #13 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUL 24, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class #12 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUL 21, 2019)
   


 Secure Your Heart --Steve Klein (JUL 21, 2019)
   


If we wish to see the Lord, our hearts must be secured in purity, guarded from defilement, and protected by God?s word.

 Prayer Modesty Holiness --Steve Klein (JUL 21, 2019)
   


Men and women each have special roles to fill in the church, in the home, and in public life. Regarding the latter. the Scriptures direct men to pray for everyone in every place while displaying holiness and gentleness. Women are to dress in modest apparel, modeling godliness and chastity in a world that knows little of either.

 Minor Prophets: Class #11 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUL 17, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class #10 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUL 14, 2019)
   


 Zimbabwe Report --Steve Klein (JUL 14, 2019)
   


Zimbabwe & Zambia Report of the work that is going on.

 Am I Being Used? --Steve Klein (JUL 14, 2019)
   


God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things, but they must be people who are faithful, available, and teachable.

 Minor Prophets: Class #9 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUL 10, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class # 8 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUL 7, 2019)
   


 Examples of faith from Genesis --Brent Siota (JUL 7, 2019)
   


I look at the faith that Abraham and Noah had.

 The Heart Attack --Tim Richter (JUL 7, 2019)
   


The different ways Satan attacks our hearts to keep us from serving God!

 Minor Prophets: Class # 7 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUN 30, 2019)
   


 Things the Bible say about Influence --Scott Abernathy (JUN 30, 2019)
   


How the influence of those around us can effect the christian we are.

 Lessons from Peter --Oscar Munoz (JUN 30, 2019)
   


Lessons we can learn from the life of Peter.

 Minor Prophets: Class # 6 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUN 26, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class # 5 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUN 23, 2019)
   


 Supported to Preach --Steve Klein (JUN 23, 2019)
   


The relationship between churches and the preachers they support is a joyous fellowship that comes with rights and responsibilities.

 Necessary Inference --Steve Klein (JUN 23, 2019)
   


Many who believe in the Divine inspiration of Scripture readily respect the power of things commanded and the legitimacy of examples that have God?s approval. But some struggle with the concept that God also communicates His will through implication. This lesson is designed to show that God intended to imply truths in His word which He expects us to understand and apply.

 Minor Prophets: Class # 4 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUN 19, 2019)
   


 Demons --Steve Klein (JUN 16, 2019)
   


Questions and misconceptions about demons abound. The Scriptures give us insight into the origin, nature, and power of demons. The Scriptures also reveal why demon possession is not a modern day phenomenon.

 Minor Prophets: Class #3 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUN 16, 2019)
   


 What If The Church Were On Fire --Steve Klein (JUN 16, 2019)
   


 Teacher Prep Class --Eric Patterson (Mar 0, 1995)
   


 Teacher Prep Class #5 --Michael Holt (Mar 0, 1995)
   


 Teacher Prep Class #1 --Michael Holt (Mar 0, 1995)
   


 Teacher Prep Class #2 --Michael Holt (Mar 0, 1995)
   


 A Mature Mind --Ben Walker (JUN 14, 2019)
   


Looking at the mature minds of Timothy and Epaphroditus from Philippians 2.

 Discipline Yourself --Ben Walker (JUN 14, 2019)
   


 What We Think We Know About Satan --Ben Walker (JUN 13, 2019)
   


 Working Together --Ben Walker (JUN 13, 2019)
   


Are you doing your part in the kingdom of God?

 Teacher Prep Class --Bob Waldron (Mar 0, 1995)
   


 Hope --Ben Walker (JUN 12, 2019)
   


What does hope truly mean? What does hope do for you?

 The Seed and the Soils --Ben Walker (JUN 12, 2019)
   


 Take Care How You Listen --Ben Walker (JUN 11, 2019)
   


 Zeal: Light the Fire Within --Ben Walker (JUN 11, 2019)
   


Look at the zeal of our Lord. Look at the zeal of Jesus. Look at the zeal of the early Christians.

 The Love You Had at First --Ben Walker (JUN 10, 2019)
   


 Open Eyes, Burning Heart --Ben Walker (JUN 10, 2019)
   


 Minor Prophets: Class # 2 --Brent Siota, Jeff Smith (JUN 9, 2019)
   


 How Much do you Love Jesus --Ben Walker (JUN 9, 2019)
   


How much do you love Jesus? Is your love for Jesus showing?

 The Incomparable God Isaiah 40 --Ben Walker (JUN 9, 2019)
   


Isaiah's description of God's greatness!

 Free from Prejudice --Steve Klein (JUN 8, 2019)
   


 Free from the Law of Moses --Tracy Moyers (JUN 8, 2019)
   


 Free to Call God our Father --Caleb George (JUN 8, 2019)
   


 Free to Serve --Gary Boyd (JUN 8, 2019)
   


 Free to Bear Fruit --Lorenzo Cum (JUN 8, 2019)
   


 Free to Serve and Bear Others Burdens --Bill Murrell (JUN 8, 2019)
   


 Liberty In Christ --Ben Walker (JUN 8, 2019)
   


 Free from Sin --Jeff Smith (JUN 7, 2019)
   


 Free to Evangelize & Applying to Evangelizing --Brent Siota & Will Siota (JUN 7, 2019)
   


 A Study of Minor Prophets: Class # 1 --Jeff Smith/ Brent Siota (JUN 2, 2019)
   


 Stay in Your Lane --Steve Klein (JUN 2, 2019)
   


The Lord gives every individual responsibilities relating to work, sacrifice, personal judgment, and family which is ours alone to bear. In these areas, we must focus first on our own duties and allow others to do the same.

 Doing Our Best at Bible Teaching --Steve Klein (JUN 2, 2019)
   


God deserves our best in all things, and that certainly applies to our efforts to teach His word.

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 23 --Steve Klein (MAY 29, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class # 22 --Steve Klein (MAY 26, 2019)
   


 Spiritual Abortion --Steve Klein (MAY 26, 2019)
   


Abortion is a national tragedy. But when a person aborts the process of being born again, and bars their own entrance into the kingdom of heaven, it is an eternal spiritual tragedy.

 The Power of Proven Character --Steve Klein (MAY 26, 2019)
   


Character that has been proven through trial is genuine and powerful. It unites God?s people in true compassion and consistent service. It provides powerful testimony to those outside of Christ.

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 21 --Steve Klein (MAY 22, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class # 20 --Steve Klein (MAY 19, 2019)
   


 The Release of Barabbas --Steve Klein (MAY 19, 2019)
   


Jesus death enabled Barabbas to be released. While not strictly parallel to the salvation Jesus provides believers through His death, the fact that a condemned criminal was set free because Jesus died contains a significant lesson for every sinner.

 When I fall I Will Arise --Steve Klein (MAY 19, 2019)
   


We are in a fight with Satan. Like a determined boxer, we must strive to stay on our feet, and get up anytime we get knocked down.

 A Study of Heaven: Class #19 --Steve Klein (MAY 15, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class #18 --Steve Klein (MAY 12, 2019)
   


 Galatians --Steve Klein (MAY 12, 2019)
   


The message of the Epistle to the Galatians is essentially ?Stay Free.? If we have become sons of God through faith by being baptized into Christ, we must not return to bondage by accepting a graceless gospel or setting aside the grace of God

 Members of One Another --Steve Klein (MAY 12, 2019)
   


Each member of the body of Christ finds his or her meaning and purpose through their function within the body. Apart from the body, no member has meaning, purpose or utility. These truths underscore the vital importance of living to unite and uniting to work in the body of Christ.

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 17 --Steve Klein (MAY 8, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class #16 --Steve Klein (MAY 5, 2019)
   


 This Little Light of Mine --Steve Klein (MAY 5, 2019)
   


Some of the most important spiritual truths we know we learned in childhood, and we need to be reminded of them. Letting our little light shine is fundamental to adult discipleship.

 Aim for Restoration --Steve Klein (MAY 5, 2019)
   


We are commanded to restore the fallen brother and to ?aim for restoration.? Our motivation is the joy of the lost being found. Our means of accomplishing restoration is forgiveness and reassurance in love.

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 15 --Doug Fields (APR 28, 2019)
   


 Time to Pray --Doug Fields (APR 28, 2019)
   


Is it time to pray. Are we giving ourselves truly in our prayers?

 Binoculars Verses Mirrors --Tracy Moyers (APR 28, 2019)
   


Bearing one another and examining ourselves

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 14 --Steve Klein (APR 24, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class # 13 --Steve Klein (APR 21, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class # 12 --Steve Klein (APR 21, 2019)
   


 AD 70 Second Coming Pt 2 --Steve Klein (APR 21, 2019)
   


The AD 70 doctrine teaches that the second coming of Christ occurred when Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D. A few have accepted this teaching and its broad ramifications for interpreting Scripture. This lesson exposes some of the fundamental errors of the AD 70 doctrine.

 United by Awe --Steve Klein (APR 21, 2019)
   


It is said of those who obeyed the gospel on the day of Pentecost that ?Awe came upon every soul? (Acts 2:43). In awe of what God was doing for them and among them, they united in work and worship. In a sense, they were united by awe. We can be as well.

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 11 --Steve Klein (APR 14, 2019)
   


 Characteristics of Faith --Brent Siota (APR 14, 2019)
   


People of faith in the Bible and the ways they showed their faith.

 Love Your Brother, Neighbor, and Enemy --Wayne Holt (APR 14, 2019)
   


How are we doing loving our brothers and sister? How are we doing loving our enemies? How are we doing loving everyone?

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 10 --Steve Klein (APR 10, 2019)
   


 Has the Second Coming Come --Steve Klein (APR 7, 2019)
   


The AD 70 doctrine teaches that the second coming of Christ occurred when Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D. A few have accepted this teaching and its broad ramifications for interpreting Scripture. This lesson exposes some of the fundamental errors of the AD 70 doctrine.

 Adorning the Doctrine --Steve Klein (APR 7, 2019)
   


Living life in accordance with the teachings of Christ accentuates the beauty of those teachings.

 A Study of Heaven: Class #9 --Steve Klein (APR 7, 2019)
   


 Face to Face Christianity --Steve Klein (MAR 31, 2019)
   


We spend a lot of time interfacing with digital devices. We must not let our religion become merely digital. Human interaction is preferred or necessary for many things disciples are to do.

 A Study of Heaven: Class #8 --Steve Klein (MAR 31, 2019)
   


 The Rich Man also Died --Steve Klein (MAR 31, 2019)
   


Riches and power will not prevent death. All die. But what happens after death?

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 7 --Steve Klein (MAR 27, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class # 6 --Steve Klein (MAR 24, 2019)
   


 Numbers --Steve Klein (MAR 24, 2019)
   


Unified numbers of the Lord?s people can accomplish much for the glory of God, with the His help. But the significance of a large number of people, united in thought and purpose, can be misleading. The size of the crowd means nothing if God is involved. The majority is often wrong; therefore the appeal to join the crowd leads many astray.

 The Lure of Open Mindedness --Steve Klein (MAR 24, 2019)
   


We need to be open-minded to truth; but should we be equally open-minded to all the varying theological traditions, newly discovered doctrines, or morphing morals of our culture? The church at Pergamos is an example of what happens when we fall prey to the lure of open-mindedness. The apostle Paul, once a narrow-minded Pharisee, warns us against opening our minds to false teachers.

 A Study of Heaven: Class #5 --Steve Klein (MAR 20, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class # 4 --Steve Klein (MAR 17, 2019)
   


 Tell The Good News --Steve Klein (MAR 17, 2019)
   


Christians have good news and we must tell it. When we share Scripture, we share Jesus. If we are His disciples, we tell others about Him. Inviting others to take a Bible correspondence course is one easy method of telling the good news.

 The Lord's Supper --Steve Klein (MAR 17, 2019)
   


How can we improve our worship when it comes to the Lord?s supper? Many have inserted novel or carnal practices into the way they partake of the Supper in an effort to make it more meaningful to themselves. THE KEY to improving worship here is to focus hearts and minds on what the Lord told us to do and why. (1 Corinthians 11:23-34). We must remember what we are supposed to remember!

 A Study of Heaven: Class # 3 --Steve Klein (MAR 13, 2019)
   


 A Study of Heaven: Class # 2 --Steve Klein (MAR 10, 2019)
   


 A Future of Faithfulness --Steve Klein (MAR 10, 2019)
   


The future can be both frightening and promising. As Christians, we must understand that no matter what happens, all well be well with us in the future if God is there; and He will be there if we remain faithful to Him.

 Giving Our Best --Steve Klein (MAR 10, 2019)
   


We worship God because He deserves and desires it, and we need to show our love for Him. The Lord does not accept our worship if we refuse to give him our best, so it is important that we come prepared to worship, whole heartedly participate, and limit distractions.

 A Study of Heaven: Class #1 --Steve Klein (MAR 3, 2019)
   


 Revive us o Lord --Gary Boyd (MAR 3, 2019)
   


REVIVE ME BY THY WORD; REVIVE ME ACCORDING TO YOUR JUSTICE; REVIVE ME ACCORDING TO YOUR LOVING KINDNESS

 Is there no God --Lorenzo Cum (MAR 3, 2019)
   


The Fool says in his heart there is no God!

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 22 --James Bullington (FEB 27, 2019)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 21 --James Bullington (FEB 24, 2019)
   


 Improving Public Worship: Prayer --Steve Klein (FEB 24, 2019)
   


God?s people should strive to give Him their very best in everything. Our efforts in public worship are no exception. How can we improve our prayers in public worship?

 Forgiving One Another --Steve Klein (FEB 24, 2019)
   


Learning to forgive is vital to maintaining any good relationship. Those who refuse to cultivate this ability are only hurting themselves. Forgiving one another sets two individuals free ? the forgiver and the forgiven.

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 20 --James Bullington (FEB 20, 2019)
   


 This World is not my Home --Tim Stevens (FEB 17, 2019)
   


The Journey into the next World is a certainty, it takes preparation, and it takes guidance.

 There's Within My Heart a Melody --Tim Stevens (FEB 17, 2019)
   


 He Could have called Ten Thousand Angels --Tim Stevens (FEB 17, 2019)
   


A Day of Agony; A Day of Dread; A Day of Humiliation;

 A Series on Worship in Song Part 4 --Tim Stevens (FEB 16, 2019)
   


 A Series on Worship in Song Part 3 --Tim Stevens (FEB 15, 2019)
   


 A Series on Worship in Song part 2 --Tim Stevens (FEB 14, 2019)
   


 A Series on Worship in Song --Steve Klein (FEB 13, 2019)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 19 --James Bullington (FEB 10, 2019)
   


 Give Attention to Reading (1 Timothy 4:13) --Steve Klein (FEB 10, 2019)
   


We give attention to a lot of things ? smart phones, television, politics, sports. But how much attention are we giving to reading God's word? How much should we be giving and why?

 Isolation --Steve Klein (FEB 10, 2019)
   


The Devil seeks to separate us from God's grace and isolate us from fellow believers. Christ came to destroy the works of the devil. Unity in Christ frees believers from isolation and provides access to God?s provisions for overcoming temptation and sin.

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 18 --James Bullington, Al Burns (FEB 6, 2019)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 17 --James Bullington (FEB 3, 2019)
   


 Psalm 133 Unity --Steve Klein (FEB 3, 2019)
   


Psalm 133 describes how good and how pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity. It is a lavish blessing from God and a foretaste of heaven itself.

 What is Your Big Problem (Sin) --Steve Klein (FEB 3, 2019)
   


Our biggest problem is sin. The problem is that most people do not know what their problem is, and therefore they do not appreciate how Jesus helps them overcome it, and how His help alleviates every other problem one might have.

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 16 --James Bullington (JAN 30, 2019)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 16 --James Bullington (JAN 30, 2019)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 15 --James Bullington (JAN 27, 2019)
   


 Shining light for the Innocents (Our epic struggle against the sin of abortion) --Steve Klein (JAN 27, 2019)
   


Is the abortion problem getting worse in America? What are the facts? What does the Bible say about abortion, and what can Christians do in this epic struggle to protect the lives of innocents?

 Appointing Elders (Utilizing what the Lord has provided for the growth, upbuilding, maturity, and unity of the church.) --Steve Klein (JAN 27, 2019)
   


Elders are a vital part of what the Lord has provided the church for its growth, upbuilding, maturity, and unity. We are blessed to be able to appoint additional elders.

 A Study of Proverbs: Class #14 --Tim Richter (JAN 23, 2019)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class #13 --James Bullington, Al Burns (JAN 20, 2019)
   


 The Sighs of God and His People (Mark 7:31-37) --Steve Klein (JAN 20, 2019)
   


What makes us sigh? Despair? Sadness? Frustration? The Bible tells us that God sighs. Do we sigh about the same things that He does ? things like sin, suffering, and oppression?

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 12 --James Bullington, Al Burns (JAN 16, 2019)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 11 --James Bullington, Al Burns (JAN 13, 2019)
   


 The Sheep that Went Astray and the One that didn't (Isaiah 53:5-6) --Steve Klein (JAN 13, 2019)
   


Like sheep, we have gone astray when we followed our own way, didn?t listen to God, followed bad leaders, or allowed ourselves to be influenced by others. Jesus did not go astray so that He might become the sacrifice for those who did.

 Glorification through Unification --Steve Klein (JAN 13, 2019)
   


Jesus prayed for the unity of all believers so that all believers might glorify Him and ultimately be glorified by Him.

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 10 --James Bullington, Al Burns (JAN 9, 2019)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 9 --James Bullington, Al Burns (JAN 6, 2019)
   


 A Teacher Named Experience --Steve Klein (JAN 6, 2019)
   


Experience teaches many important lessons. If we fail to learn from experience, we tend to repeat a lot of the same errors. It is a lot easier and wiser to learn from the experiences of others than it is try to experience everything ourselves.

 Eastside United: Working to unite! Uniting to work! --Steve Klein (JAN 6, 2019)
   


"Eastside United" is our theme this year. Our focus will be on working to unite and uniting to work. "...standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, striving side by side for the faith of the gospel." (Phil. 1:27, ESV)

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 8 --James Bullington, Al Burns (DEC 30, 2018)
   


 The Year of the King --Steve Klein (DEC 30, 2018)
   


Every year we live should be counted as ?the year of our Lord? (Anno Domini, AD), because we are living to glorify the King, both now and forever.

 Elders, Names, and Qualifications --Steve Klein (DEC 30, 2018)
   


God has blessed His people by making arrangements for quality leadership in local churches. The very names given in Scripture to those who serve in this capacity convey much about their personal qualities and official functions. When they are appointed by God?s design, it is vital that whose who are called shepherds, overseers, or elders should enjoy the full support, cooperation, and respect of church members.

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # --James Bullington, Al Burns (DEC 26, 2018)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class #6 --James Bullington, Al Burns (DEC 23, 2018)
   


 Exaltation from the Lord (Proverbs 29:25) --Steve Klein (DEC 23, 2018)
   


David relied on the Lord for strength (Psalm 18). Likewise our hope for exaltation from the Lord should depend on our reliance on the Lord.

 To Be Called a Lamb of God --Steve Klein (DEC 23, 2018)
   


"For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." (Romans 8:36) Christ came as a Lamb to be sacrificed, and yet He lives and reigns forever as King. He calls upon His sheep to give themselves sacrificially as well.

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 5 --James Bullington, Al Burns (DEC 19, 2018)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 4 --James Bullington, Al Burns (DEC 16, 2018)
   


 The Once and Future Coming King --Steve Klein (DEC 16, 2018)
   


 The Lords Supper: A Declaration of Unity (1 Corinthians 10:16-21) --Steve Klein (DEC 16, 2018)
   


The Lords Supper is a declaration of unity with all who partake worthily in the body of Christ. It inspires us to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 3 --James Bullington, Al Burns (DEC 12, 2018)
   


 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 2 --James Bullington, Al Burns (DEC 9, 2018)
   


 He Began to Build --Max Dawson (DEC 9, 2018)
   


 Leadership In The Most Unlikely Places --Max Dawson (DEC 9, 2018)
   


 The Right Kind of Leadership --Max Dawson (DEC 8, 2018)
   


 More Than Followers --Max Dawson (DEC 8, 2018)
   


 Ladder of Leadership --Max Dawson (DEC 8, 2018)
   


 Challenges of Leadership --Max Dawson (DEC 8, 2018)
   


The Kinds of Leaders God Needs in the Home and in the Church

 A Study of Proverbs: Class # 1 --James Bullington (DEC 2, 2018)
   


 Really? Things that must be genuine, authentic, and real. --Steve Klein (DEC 2, 2018)
   


Is our worship and devotion really for God? Do We really Pay Attention to the Limits God has Imposed? Are we really comfortable with God having the authority?

 Are You a Slanderer? (James 3:5-8; Matthew 26:59-61; 1 Peter 3:10) --Steve Klein (DEC 2, 2018)
   


Slander is a terrible but often unrecognized sin. It hurts others and is an offense to God. We must seek to rid it from our lives.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 23 --Steve Klein (NOV 28, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 22 --Steve Klein (NOV 25, 2018)
   


 Weight Restricted Travel: Our Journey to Glory --Steve Klein (NOV 25, 2018)
   


Like an airline flight that is weight restricted, our flight to eternal glory cannot be made with the weight of materialism, worldly cares, or sin.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 21 --Steve Klein (NOV 21, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 20 --Steve Klein (NOV 18, 2018)
   


 The Way --Steve Klein (NOV 18, 2018)
   


In the book of Acts, the Scriptures use the term ?The Way? to describe what we often call Christianity. In Acts, ?The Way? is the way of salvation, a persecuted way, and the only way to eternal life.

 The Darkest Day (Mark 15:22-25; Matthew 27:45-46; Luke 23:44-48) --Steve Klein (NOV 18, 2018)
   


God caused darkness to cover the land in the hours that His Son was dying on Calvary. It was a fitting atmosphere for the Savior to suffer for our sins.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 19 --Steve Klein (NOV 14, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 18 --Steve Klein (NOV 11, 2018)
   


 Where Mercy Meets Truth --Steve Klein (NOV 11, 2018)
   


In our efforts to advance and defend the truth, it is sometimes tempting to neglect mercy. In our efforts to show mercy, it is sometimes tempting to compromise the truth. God?s way is for mercy and truth to exist harmoniously, with neither being robbed of its essence.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 17 --Steve Klein (NOV 4, 2018)
   


 Three Harvest --Steve Klein (NOV 4, 2018)
   


The Bible uses the concept of a harvest to help us understand the seriousness of missed opportunities in the past, the importance of working in the present, and the nature of future judgment.

 Pleading for a Clean Heart (Psalm 51) --Steve Klein (NOV 4, 2018)
   


The heart that is defiled and heavy with the guilt of sin is miserable. David pleaded with God for a clean heart. God answered David?s plea and He will answer yours too.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 16 --Steve Klein (OCT 31, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 15 --Steve Klein (OCT 28, 2018)
   


 Outside The Camp (Hebrews 13:10-14) --Steve Klein (OCT 28, 2018)
   


As our sin offering, Jesus suffered ?outside the camp.? We are to go to Him ?outside the camp,? bearing His reproach and turning our backs on any relationship or fellowship that stands in the way of doing God?s will.

 Want Peace? Trust God! (Isaiah 26:3-4; Proverbs 3:5-6) --Steve Klein (OCT 28, 2018)
   


The perfect inner peace that all crave but few possess can be gained by doing one simple thing: Trust God.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 14 --Steve Klein (OCT 24, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class # 13 --Steve Klein (OCT 21, 2018)
   


 The One Church --Steve Klein (OCT 21, 2018)
   


Does God approve of many churches, or is there one true church? The Bible is the only reliable source for answering such a question. It describes one church, which is the body of those saved in Christ. The way into the body, the church, is through baptism.

 Is Your God Showing? (Philippians 1:20) --Steve Klein (OCT 21, 2018)
   


Since God is bigger than we are, if He is in us He will overfill us and we will thus show Him to others.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #12 --Steve Klein (OCT 18, 2018)
   


 When We All Get To Heaven --Steve Klein (OCT 16, 2018)
   


What will life be like in heaven? Is it all about God, all about fellowship with others, or some combination of both?

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #11 --Steve Klein (OCT 14, 2018)
   


 Not Made With Hands --Steve Klein (OCT 14, 2018)
   


The kingdom, the temple, and the covenant in which Christians have a relationship with God are all ?not made with hands.? Ultimately, the divine, spiritual, and eternal nature of these things that are not made with hands will have fruition for the saved in a home with God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #10 --Steve Klein (OCT 10, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #9 --Steve Klein (OCT 7, 2018)
   


 Zambia Report --Steve Klein (OCT 7, 2018)
   


 Requesting Prayer for the BIG PROBLEMS --Steve Klein (OCT 7, 2018)
   


What are our truly BIG PROBLEMS? Shouldn?t they be the focus of our requests for prayer?

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #8 --Steve Klein (SEP 30, 2018)
   


 Every Careless Word --Geoffrey Knudtson (SEP 30, 2018)
   


How are we to speak?

 That You May Know You Have Eternal Life --John Siota (SEP 30, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #7 --Steve Klein (SEP 26, 2018)
   


 Reasoning From Scripture --Doy Moyer (SEP 25, 2018)
   


 How Can We Know God's Will? --Doy Moyer (SEP 24, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #6 --Steve Klein (SEP 23, 2018)
   


 Why We Needs God's Authority --Doy Moyer (SEP 23, 2018)
   


 What Can We Know About God Based On What He Has Told Us --Shae Lambert (SEP 23, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #5 --Steve Klein (SEP 19, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #4 --Steve Klein (SEP 16, 2018)
   


 Jesus is the Christ (Biblical, Historical, and Archaeological Evidences) --Steve Klein (SEP 16, 2018)
   


An examination of some of the key evidences which prove that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God.

 The Change I Need --Steve Klein (SEP 16, 2018)
   


While it may not be obvious at first why those who have been ?raised in the church? need to change when they obey the gospel, they do. The gospel changes both the worldly and the religious.

 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #3 --Steve Klein (SEP 12, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #2 --Steve Klein (SEP 9, 2018)
   


 Overcoming the Influences of the World --Steve Klein (SEP 9, 2018)
   


Satan holds sway over the world and uses his terrible power against Christians. To overcome the evil influences of the world, we must love the Father and not the things of the world. Through Christ, we can overcome the world!

 Marriage and Divorce --Steve Klein (SEP 9, 2018)
   


Divorce is rampant in our society. The will of the King of kings must guide or thinking, teaching, practice, and counsel on this important issue. Jesus said that man does not have the right to ?put asunder? a marriage, except for the cause of fornication.

 Ten Ways To Tell If You Are Unrighteous --Steve Klein (SEP 2, 2018)
   


Most people have trouble recognizing when they are in the wrong. Job recognized that if he had done any one of ten different things, he would by unrighteous. We would do well to put ourselves to the same test he did.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #21 --Mike Bryant (AUG 29, 2018)
   


 A Study of Ezekiel: Class #1 --Steve Klein (SEP 2, 2018)
   


 Working With Purpose --Steve Klein (SEP 2, 2018)
   


People work together with greater unity and diligence when the work they are doing is meaningful. The work God's people did in Nehemiah?s time had purpose, just as ours does today.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #20 --Mike Bryant (AUG 26, 2018)
   


 Ownership of our Souls --Doug Fields (AUG 26, 2018)
   


We all have only a short time on this earth and our soul is affected now as well as in eternity. Are we as Christians making the correct decisions for our soul?

 Buy The Truth And Do Not Sell It --Tracy Moyers (AUG 26, 2018)
   


How much is the truth worth to you? Are you willing to buy it regardless of the personal cost but refuse to sell it? God expects you too even living in a post-truth society.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #19 --Steve Klein (AUG 22, 2018)
   


 A Study of Jeremiah: Class # 18 --Steve Klein (AUG 19, 2018)
   


 Let No One Take Your Crown! --Steve Klein (AUG 19, 2018)
   


According to Revelation 3:11, the crown of life can be taken from you if you do not hold fast. To hold on to your crown practice self-control, desire the Lord?s return, love the Lord with all your heart, let Him be your guide, and be faithful to Him in the face of tribulation.

 Let No One Take Your Crown! --Steve Klein (AUG 19, 2018)
   


According to Revelation 3:11, the crown of life can be taken from you if you do not hold fast. To hold on to your crown practice self-control, desire the Lord?s return, love the Lord with all your heart, let Him be your guide, and be faithful to Him in the face of tribulation.

 Help Us! --Steve Klein (AUG 19, 2018)
   


The desperation of those trapped in a burning building is similar to the situation of souls perishing in sin. Cries for help must be answered by those who can lead the lost to safety and salvation. Rescuers must be able to identify the ones who need help.

 Crucial Conversations Session 5 --David Banning (AUG 12, 2018)
   


 Crucial Conversations Session 6 --David Banning (AUG 12, 2018)
   


 Crucial Conversations Session 4 --David Banning (AUG 12, 2018)
   


 Crucial Conversations Session 2 --David Banning (AUG 10, 2018)
   


 Crucial Conversations Session 3 --David Banning (AUG 11, 2018)
   


 Crucial Conversations Session 1 --David Banning (AUG 9, 2018)
   


What is a crucial conversation? It is when the stakes are high, opinion varies and emotions are high. Conversations have two basic parts first content and conditions. The key is not knowing what a crucial conversation is but recognizing when a conversation turns crucial.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #16 --Steve Klein (AUG 8, 2018)
   


 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #15 --Steve Klein (AUG 5, 2018)
   


 Great Bible Classes --Wayne Holt (AUG 5, 2018)
   


Great Bible classes require dedicated teachers, student and parents.

 Psalm 45: A Song of Love --Gary Boyd (AUG 5, 2018)
   


He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We should glorify God after contemplating this passage.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #14 --Steve Klein (JUL 29, 2018)
   


 Building Together (Ephesians 4:16) --Steve Klein (JUL 29, 2018)
   


As we go through the process of appointing deacons, we are all working together to build the church. We must follow God?s design and carefully craft our attitudes and behaviors in order to excel at building up the church to God?s glory.

 S I N: Pitting Ourselves AGAINST God --Steve Klein (JUL 29, 2018)
   


All sin is against God because it violates His law. Sin is hostile action against God! If we are on God?s side, we must be against sin.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #13 --Steve Klein (JUL 25, 2018)
   


 A Study of Jeremiah: Class # 12 --Steve Klein (JUL 22, 2018)
   


 The Beautiful Name of Jesus --Steve Klein (JUL 22, 2018)
   


The name of Jesus blesses our lives richly, and in His name we are empowered and motivated to do so many meaningful things. The name of Jesus is to be engraved on our hearts. Glorifying His name is the goal of this life and the reason for the life to come.

 How the King of Kings Expresses His Authority --Steve Klein (JUL 22, 2018)
   


Jesus has ALL authority and has expressed it in Commands, Statements, Examples and by Implication. Jesus gave AUTHORITY to His apostles, and they have expressed His authority in EXACTLY THE SAME WAYS.

 Instrumental Music - A Tradition? --Steve Klein (JUL 15, 2018)
   


Instrumental music in worship is a human tradition. It was introduced on the basis of bad information and faulty logic, and it continues to be practiced and defended in large part simply because it has become an accepted tradition.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #10 --Steve Klein (JUL 15, 2018)
   


 How to Love your Enemies --Steve Klein (JUL 15, 2018)
   


Loving our enemies is challenging. But Jesus tells us to do it and shows us how it can be done. Stephen and Saul of Tarsus also provide a great example of how to love your enemies.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #9 --Gary Boyd (JUL 11, 2018)
   


 A Study of Jeremiah: Class # 8 --Gary Boyd (JUL 8, 2018)
   


 Yield Not To Temptation --Wes Sharp (JUL 8, 2018)
   


What the word of God says about Temptation and how we can prepare ourselves to stand up to it.

 Proselytizing the Unprepared --Adam Lee (JUL 8, 2018)
   


Don't let those around us in the world go without knowledge of God. What we as Christians need to do every day about those around us.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #7 --Steve Klein (JUL 1, 2018)
   


 Power In the Blood --Steve Klein (JUL 1, 2018)
   


As the Son of God, Jesus enjoyed all the powers of Divinity. But it was His sinless human life that empowered His blood to give us access to God, forgive sins, cleanse the conscience, make men holy, and rescue sinners from empty lives.

 The King of Kings Provides a Path to Citizenship (Ephesians 2:11-22) --Steve Klein (JUL 1, 2018)
   


The King of kings has laid out a path to citizenship for aliens and foreigners who want to be citizens of the Kingdom of heaven. Glory be to the King of Kings!

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #6 --Tim Richter (JUN 27, 2018)
   


 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #5 --Tim Richter (JUN 24, 2018)
   


 A Study of Shame --Mike Bryant (JUN 24, 2018)
   


 Reserved --Dustin Thompson (JUN 24, 2018)
   


Have you ever experienced having something reserved for you? God has established a way for our reservation in heaven.

 In Step With The Spirit In An Out Of Step World: As I Wish To Be Treated --Greg Chandler (JUN 21, 2018)
   


 In Step With The Spirit In An Out Of Step World: Change --Greg Chandler (JUN 22, 2018)
   


 Back to the Basics: Who is My Brother? --Greg Chandler (JUN 22, 2018)
   


 Back To Basics: A Windmill in a Soccer Goal --Greg Chandler (JUN 21, 2018)
   


A study of instrumental music in worship.

 The Lord's Supper: A Study in Biblical Interpretation --Steve Klein (JUN 20, 2018)
   


 In Step With The Spirit In An Out Of Step World: Joy and Peace --Greg Chandler (JUN 20, 2018)
   


 In Step With The Spirit In An Out Of Step World: The Foundation --Greg Chandler (JUN 19, 2018)
   


 Back to Basics: The Wrong Road to Righteousness --Greg Chandler (JUN 19, 2018)
   


 Back To Basics: Saving Cornelius --Greg Chandler (JUN 18, 2018)
   


When was Cornelius saved?

 In Step in an Out of Step World: A Better Way --Greg Chandler (JUN 18, 2018)
   


 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #4 --Steve Klein (JUN 17, 2018)
   


 Helping Young People Deal With Temptation --Greg Chandler (JUN 17, 2018)
   


 That's Life --Greg Chandler (JUN 17, 2018)
   


Has Life Turned Out Differently Than You Thought It Would At Age 18?

 An Indestructible Life --Greg Chandler (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 Summer 2018 Young Adult Series - Moral & Doctrinal Purity (Matthew 7:13-23 --Tracy Moyers (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 Summer 2018 Young Adult Series - Dealing with your sins & helping others deal with theirs (Matthew 7:1-6) --Scott Abernathy (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 Summer 2018 Young Adult Series - Treasure in heaven, Perspective on earth (Matthew 6:19-34) --Steve Klein (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 Summer 2018 Young Adult Series - Religion that's Genuine (Matthew 6:1-18) --Lorenzo Cum (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 Summer 2018 Young Adult Series - Dealing with Lust, Honoring Marriage (Matthew 5:27-32) --Gary Boyd (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 Summer 2018 Young Adult Series -Positive Personal Relationships (Matthew 5:21-26, 43-48; 7:12) --Tim Richter (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 Summer 2018 Young Adult Series - Choices that Glorify God (Matthew 5:10-16) --Wayne Holt (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 Summer 2018 Young Adult Series - Qualities that Bring Blessings (Matthew 5:1-9) --Jeff Smith (JUN 16, 2018)
   


 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #3 --Steve Klein (JUN 13, 2018)
   


 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #2 --Steve Klein (JUN 10, 2018)
   


 Not of this World (John 18:36) --Steve Klein (JUN 10, 2018)
   


Jesus said that ?My kingdom is not of this world.? If Jesus? kingdom is not of this world, neither is the kingdom?s King, law, ambassadors, citizens, or wars. The spiritual nature of the Kingdom demands the spiritual focus of its citizens.

 Pride and Humility --Steve Klein (JUN 10, 2018)
   


Pride grows within us insidiously, while humility remains elusive in the face of ardent efforts to obtain it. Plenty of motivation is given in Scripture for avoiding pride and pursuing humility. But, as a practical matter, do we understand the difference between how pride and humility behave?

 Listen to God --Steve Klein (JUN 3, 2018)
   


Perhaps the most fundamental thing any person who desires a relationship with God must do is listen to Him. Israel didn?t do it. Do we?

 Deacons --Steve Klein (JUN 3, 2018)
   


Deacons are of vital importance to the functioning of Scripturally organized church. Their qualifications, work, and appointment should be of interest to every Christian who wants God?s will to be done in His church.

 A Study of Jeremiah: Class #1 --Steve Klein (JUN 3, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #23 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAY 30, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #22 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAY 27, 2018)
   


 A Royal Wedding, A Sermon on Love, and the Irony of it All --Steve Klein (MAY 27, 2018)
   


A recent royal wedding in England represented all that the world values in a wedding: a handsome couple, famous guests, a beautiful setting in a famous ?church? with the world watching. But a closer look leads us to conclude that there may have been some flaws in this wedding, and that there is another royal wedding which is more glorious and quintessentially beautiful.

 What Are These Stones? --Steve Klein (MAY 27, 2018)
   


The stones that Joshua set up after Israel crossed the Jordan served as powerful reminders and teaching tools for future generations. The Lord?s supper serves in a similar way to help us teach our children and be reminded of what God has done for us.

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #21 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAY 23, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #20 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAY 20, 2018)
   


 What about the Future? --Steve Klein (MAY 20, 2018)
   


The future holds uncertainty. We can try to anticipate what might come, and prepare for things that are inevitable. Ultimately, we must trust God with our future if we are to have peace in the present.

 Glory Days! Trading ordinary days for His glory days! --Steve Klein (MAY 20, 2018)
   


While humans tend to look back in their lives at their ?glory days,? the real glory days are those that we live to glorify God. For the Christian, there will be an everlasting glory day.

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #19 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAY 16, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #18 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAY 13, 2018)
   


 Six Divine Warnings --Dennis Allen (MAY 13, 2018)
   


Isaiah's work delivers 6 Divine Warning in his work. What can we gain from these woes that were given to the Israelite's of that day?

 Courageous Faith --Steve Klein (MAY 13, 2018)
   


Abraham?s faith in God enabled him to make courageous choices. Our faith in Christ can do the same for us.

 Worry --Lorenzo Cum (APR 29, 2018)
   


 Sometimes God Says No --Oscar Munoz (APR 29, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #17 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAY 9, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #16 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAY 6, 2018)
   


 The Influence of Invisible Powers (Colossians 1:15-16; Ephesians 6:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:5-6) --Steve Klein (MAY 6, 2018)
   


Awareness of the invisible spiritual forces of darkness that are warring against us will help us guard against being influenced by them.

 It Shall Come To Pass?In That Day (Building Faith in our King from the Prophecies of Zechariah) --Steve Klein (MAY 4, 2018)
   


An examination of Zechariah?s prophecies, particularly those concerning the coming King, build our faith in Jesus and encourage our allegiance to the King of kings.

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class # 15 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (APR 29, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #14 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (APR 25, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #13 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (APR 22, 2018)
   


 Do You Have the Spirit --Steve Klein (APR 22, 2018)
   


How to know if you truly have the Spirit.

 A Crown of Thorns --Steve Klein (APR 22, 2018)
   


The point of the crown of thorns! Another lesson in the series on we will Glorify the King of Kings.

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #12 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (APR 18, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #11 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (APR 15, 2018)
   


 Was God at Your Baptism --Caleb George (APR 15, 2018)
   


What do many religious organizations say about how one is saved? What does the Bible say concerning the need for Baptism?

 King In My Heart --Steve Klein (APR 15, 2018)
   


If I acknowledge Jesus to be the King of kings, I must allow Him to be King over me. If Christ is on the throne in my heart, I can have no other King not myself, or an idol such as money, pleasure, or lust. This is another lesson in the series in "Glorify the King of King".

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #10 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (APR 11, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #9 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (APR 8, 2018)
   


 Prom Pressure (How Satan Works to Conform Us to the World) --Steve Klein (APR 8, 2018)
   


Teens are often pressured to compromise their moral convictions at the high school Prom. Satan uses those same kinds of pressures constantly to attempt to get adult Christians to conform to the world. We must be aware of Satan?s devises and determine that we will not be conformed to this world.

 Unloading Our Burdens on the Lord (Psalm 38:4; Luke 21:34) --Steve Klein (APR 8, 2018)
   


We all have burdens. Our sins and the cares of this life are some of the heaviest and most common burdens we carry. Christ died to bear our burdens. The Lord wants us to give Him our burdens, and we actually burden Him when we don?t!

 South Africa Report --Joel Williams (APR 7, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #8 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (APR 1, 2018)
   


 The King of Glory --Steve Klein (APR 1, 2018)
   


Christ is the KING OF GLORY. Psalm 24 explains why this is true, what we must do to stand in His presence, and why He must be received as our King. This is another lesson in the series in "Glorify the King of King".

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #7 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAR 28, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #6 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAR 25, 2018)
   


 Will Heaven Be On Earth --Steve Klein (MAR 25, 2018)
   


Are the Bible references to a "new heavens and a new earth" to be taken literally, or is there symbolic meaning which the Lord expects His children to understand? A careful study of the passages in question clarifies their symbolic meaning.

 The Faith (Believe , Obey, Contend, Continue) --Steve Klein (MAR 25, 2018)
   


"The Faith' has been revealed to us by God. He expects us to believe it, obey it, contend for it, and continue in it. We must be watchful lest we stray from the faith.

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #5 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAR 21, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #4 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAR 18, 2018)
   


 The Way He Should Go (Proverbs 22:6; 30:11-13; Hosea 4:6; 13:6) --Steve Klein (MAR 18, 2018)
   


Young people are losing their faith like never before. Parents and spiritual leaders must step up to their responsibility to fully train children to walk in the way that is right. We must communicate it in word, in deed, and as an expectation.

 God's Plan for Everything (Isaiah 40:28) --Steve Klein (MAR 18, 2018)
   


While atheists and theoretical physicists attempt to explain the universe, God long ago revealed His plan for everything.

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #3 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAR 14, 2018)
   


 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #2 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAR 11, 2018)
   


 Fear --Steve Klein (MAR 11, 2018)
   


Fear can cause us to lose our souls. It can skew our priorities, hinder us from learning, and keep us from being profitable to our Master. Soldiers of the cross must not fear, but rather take courage in the presence and power of God.

 Standing on Your Own Two Feet (1 Kings 2:2; 2 Timothy 4:5-6) --Steve Klein (MAR 11, 2018)
   


Each of us is responsible for our own souls. The decision to serve God is one that we must make for ourselves and take responsibility for.

 A Study of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians: Class #1 --James Bullington, Jeff Smith (MAR 4, 2018)
   


 Exemplify! --Steve Klein (MAR 4, 2018)
   


To EXEMPLIFY is to serve as an example. Christians have a responsibility to exemplify, to the world, in the church, and in the home.

 The Most Exclusive Place in Existence --Steve Klein (MAR 4, 2018)
   


While we live in a world that is focused on a sometimes twisted notion of inclusion, we are headed for a world that is more exclusive than most people care to imagine.

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #22 --Steve Klein (FEB 28, 2018)
   


 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #21 --Steve Klein (FEB 25, 2018)
   


 Current Events and The Plank in My Eye (Matthew 7:3-5) --Steve Klein (FEB 25, 2018)
   


It seems every news cycle is filled with tragic or saddening events followed by finger-pointing and angry discourse over causes and solutions. The world that keeps reminding us that Jesus said not to judge is doing a great job of conditioning us to do just that. Maybe we would be better served to look at news events with a view toward our own shortcomings and what we ourselves should be doing better.

 The Authority of the King Expressed in Scripture! (2 Peter 1:20-21) --Steve Klein (FEB 25, 2018)
   


The urge to re-interpret written standards is nothing new. We see it frequently in our courts, in revisionist history, and literary interpretation. But dare we interpret the expressed written will of our King to suit ourselves? This is another lesson in the series in "Glorify the King of King".

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #20 --Steve Klein (FEB 21, 2018)
   


 True Humility Give Glory to God --Bill Hall (FEB 20, 2018)
   


 True Humility --Bill Hall (FEB 19, 2018)
   


 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #19 --Steve Klein (FEB 18, 2018)
   


 Leadership Lessons from King Hezekiah --Bill Hall (FEB 18, 2018)
   


 Sincere, Unfeigned, Genuine, Unhypocritical Faith --Steve Klein (FEB 18, 2018)
   


Faith must be sincere, unfeigned, genuine and unhypocritical if is to be of any true value to us. Such faith is based in facts, carefully followed, used to fight Satan, bring us closer to God, and inspire us to long for glory.

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #18 --Steve Klein (FEB 14, 2018)
   


 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #17 --Steve Klein (FEB 11, 2018)
   


 Examining The Errors Of Deconversion --Steve Klein (FEB 11, 2018)
   


Those who have left the faith often try to ?convert? those who are still faithful. This lesson looks at some of the common errors of ?de-conversion? and how the faithful can avoid them.

 Majesty of the King --Steve Klein (FEB 11, 2018)
   


The Majesty of a Monarch is unfamiliar to modern Americans, but it is a crucial concept for all Christians to grasp if it is our intent to "Glorify the King of Kings."

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #16 --Steve Klein (FEB 4, 2018)
   


 Stop Complaining! (1 Corinthians 10:10) --Steve Klein (FEB 4, 2018)
   


It's easy to complain, and while there are a few things that Christians can legitimately complain about, most of the complaining people do ought to be stopped.

 God Chose Water (Romans 9:10-13) --Steve Klein (FEB 4, 2018)
   


God chose one of the most common molecules on our planet to accomplish a number of great things. He has used it to teach us to desire Him as we would desire water when we are thirsty. He has used it to demonstrate His power, to punish the sinful, and to save the righteous.

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #15 --Steve Klein (JAN 31, 2018)
   


 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #14 --Steve Klein (JAN 28, 2018)
   


 Seeking the Lost --Buc Chumbley (JAN 28, 2018)
   


Jesus spent his life seeking and trying to save the lost. While he worked with people He never sought to embarrass them. He always kept the conversations focused on what was truly important. Lastly, He saw the value in every person he encountered.

 Grace, Faith and Obedience (Ephesians 2:8-10) --Wayne (JAN 28, 2018)
   


Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Faith, Grace and Obedience is like a three legged stool, it doesn't function if any leg is missing.

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #13 --Brent Siota (JAN 24, 2018)
   


 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #12 --Steve Klein (JAN 21, 2018)
   


 Honorable Appearance (Matthew 6:1-16; 23:27; 2 Corinthians 8:19-21) --Steve Klein (JAN 21, 2018)
   


Should we be concerned if we appear to be doing wrong even if we aren?t? The Bible instructs God?s people to live lives that are honorable and that appear so. Neither an unrighteous life that appears honorable nor a righteous life that appears dishonorable are pleasing to God.

 Glorify in Word and Deed --Steve Klein (JAN 21, 2018)
   


The world does not know the King of kings. It is the privilege of every citizen of the Kingdom to enable the world to see the glory of the King through our words and actions!

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #11 --Steve Klein (JAN 14, 2018)
   


 Think on These Things (Proverbs 12:5, Philippians 4:8) --Steve Klein (JAN 14, 2018)
   


Our thoughts are important because they define us. Christians must discipline their minds to think right things, avoiding worry and the influences of the world on our thoughts.

 Living Life to Glorify the King (Fulfilling your reason for being Ephesians 1:12, 1 Peter 4:11, 1 Corinthians 10:31) --Steve Klein (JAN 14, 2018)
   


The purpose of our being is to glorify the King! We do this through Appreciation, Adoration, Affection, and Submission. The King is glorified by subjects who are willing to die for Him, especially when they first show that they are willing to live for Him.

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #10 --Steve Klein (JAN 10, 2018)
   


 We Will Glorify the King of Kings --Steve Klein (JAN 7, 2018)
   


This lesson introduces our theme at Eastside for 2018: ?We Will Glorify the King of Kings.? The Scriptures identify Jesus as the King of kings and reveal why He occupies this exalted position.

 Weight Control (Hebrews 12:1) --Steve Klein (JAN 7, 2018)
   


This time of year, a lot of folks get concerned about controlling their weight. How concerned are we with controlling the weight of sin?

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #9 --Steve Klein (JAN 7, 2018)
   


 Bible Story --Colton Richter (DEC 31, 2017)
   


 Out With the Old in With the New --Steve Klein (DEC 31, 2017)
   


This lesson explores three metaphors that Scriptures use to explain how God changes lives with the gospel: A new birth, a change of wardrobe, and a resurrection from the dead.

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #8 --Steve Klein (DEC 31, 2017)
   


 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #7 --Steve Klein (DEC 27, 2017)
   


 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #6 --Steve Klein (DEC 24, 2017)
   


 A Lesson from the Book of Job (Job 42:13-17) It's A Wonderful Life --Steve Klein (DEC 24, 2017)
   


Despite all his trials, Job learned that he had been blessed with a wonderful life. He had family to love and people that he had helped both physically and spiritually. Our lives can be equally wonderful.

 How the Holy Spirit Guarantees and Guides (2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 5:16-25) --Steve Klein (DEC 24, 2017)
   


God has given us the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of our salvation and a guide in this life. How does the Spirit work to guarantee and guide us?

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #5 --Steve Klein (DEC 20, 2017)
   


 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #4 --Steve Klein (DEC 17, 2017)
   


 Do Not Provoke Your Children (Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21) --Steve Klein (DEC 17, 2017)
   


We focus much our teaching on parenting on the last part of Ephesians 6:4, but we often neglect to consider the vital first part: ?Father, do not provoke your children to wrath.?

 Why Jesus did not come down from the cross and why we can't either (Matthew 27:34-43) --Steve Klein (DEC 17, 2017)
   


In the view of some, if Jesus was the King of Israel and the Son of God, He should have been able to come down from the cross. But these aspects of His identity were the reason He sacrificed Himself. As children of God and members of the royal family, Christians are following the noblest of examples when we sacrifice our lives for Him.

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #3 --Steve Klein (DEC 13, 2017)
   


 How can we get people to change? --Steve Klein (DEC 10, 2017)
   


We are concerned about changing others for the better. We must understand that the power to change human lives resides ultimately with God and His word. We must not resort to worldly tactics to change others, but on God?s way. But before we get overly concerned about changing others, we need to examine and change ourselves.

 A Study of 2 Corinthians: Class #2 --Steve Klein (DEC 10, 2017)
   


 Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) --Steve Klein (DEC 10, 2017)
   


To walk in the Spirit is to tune our hearts to receive the Spirit's guidance through His word, and then to bear fruit accordingly.

 History and Geography Part 2 --Leon Mauldin (DEC 7, 2017)
   


 History and Geography Part 1 --Leon Mauldin (DEC 7, 2017)
   


 Satan Our Adversary --Steve Klein (DEC 3, 2017)
   


Satan is our adversary. He works to destroy us through trials and afflictions, illness and pain, false doctrine, and fleshly temptations. With God?s help we can stand against Satan and be victorious.

 Loving God wWth All of Me --Steve Klein (DEC 3, 2017)
   


Jesus said that the first of all the commandments is, ?You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.? What does it mean to love God with every part of ourselves?

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #22 --Steve Klein (NOV 26, 2017)
   


 The Disciple's Barn (What are you going to do with the stuff in your barn?) --Steve Klein (NOV 26, 2017)
   


What are we doing with our many material blessings? Are we storing them for ourselves, or using them to the glory of God?

 Three Kinds of People on the Jericho Road --Steve Klein (NOV 26, 2017)
   


There were three kinds of people on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho in the story of the good Samaritan: There were people who beat up others, passed up others, and picked up others. Which are you?

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #21 --Steve Klein (NOV 22, 2017)
   


 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #20 --Steve Klein (NOV 19, 2017)
   


 Columbia Preaching Report --Steve Klein (NOV 19, 2017)
   


 Walking With the Lord Through Life's Valleys --Steve Klein (NOV 19, 2017)
   


Life has its low points. The weight of decision-making, the gloom of depression, the pain of persecution, and the looming prospect of death are valleys that we all must walk through. But we can do so, and have peace at the end, because the Lord walks with us.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #19 --Steve Klein (NOV 15, 2017)
   


 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #18 --Steve Klein (NOV 12, 2017)
   


 Satan Is the Enemy --Jarrod Taylor (NOV 12, 2017)
   


Our enemies are not the elders, our brothers, the one who commits horrible acts of violence, etc. Satan is the enemy that we must face each day and see through the distractions and face the real enemy.

 It's OK To Be Vulnerable --Micah Clem (NOV 12, 2017)
   


Being part of the Lord's Church has many blessings. We are part of the household of God (Eph 2:19), but it is difficult for us to truly open up and trust one another without fear. How should we act as brethren?

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #17 --Freddy Richter (NOV 8, 2017)
   


 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #16 --Steve Klein (NOV 5, 2017)
   


 Becoming and Growing as a Christian --Lee Moyers, Caleb Boyd (NOV 5, 2017)
   


Consider the two questions with Lee and Caleb. What must we do to be saved (Part 1)? Also, after obeying the gospel, what should we do to grow (Part 2)?

 Power of a Spoken Word --Andrew Boyd (NOV 5, 2017)
   


God spoke the world into existence. How powerful is that. Jesus used the spoken word carefully to instruct, reprove and teach. We should be careful of the power our words have to build up or tear down.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #15 --Steve Klein (OCT 29, 2017)
   


 Believing a Lie --Paul Williams (OCT 29, 2017)
   


A brief report of the work in South Africa. We believe lies because that is what we want to hear. If you believe a lie and disobey God, you must face the consequences.

 Miraculous Grace and Active Faith: How faith unleashes God's power to save --Steve Klein (OCT 29, 2017)
   


Jesus healed many people who were willing to demonstrate their faith by their actions. Even so, the power of His grace can save us today when we act on our faith in baptism.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #14 --Steve Klein (OCT 25, 2017)
   


 Making Use of the Time --Lynn Miller (OCT 22, 2017)
   


The Average American has a life span of about 2.5 Billion Seconds. How will you use yours?

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #13 --Steve Klein (OCT 22, 2017)
   


 What Attendance Can't Do --Jimmy Crafts (OCT 22, 2017)
   


Attendance cannot insure you really worship. It can't ensure your heart is right. It can't protect you from false teaching. It can't make up for 6 days of wickedness. It can't replace obedience nor remove the consequences of disobedience.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #12 --Steve Klein (OCT 18, 2017)
   


 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #11 --Steve Klein (OCT 15, 2017)
   


 The Fool's Godless Life (Psalm 14) --Steve Klein (OCT 15, 2017)
   


Psalm 14 describes the life of a fool who says in his heart, ?There is no God.? God sees the abhorrent behavior of those who pretend He does not exist, and He responds with judgment for the unrepentant and deliverance for those who call upon Him.

 Training Children in the Lord's Way (Psalm 127) --Steve Klein (OCT 15, 2017)
   


God has given children to parents to train in His way. Parents need to keep their motivation and objective in full view.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #10 --Steve Klein (OCT 11, 2017)
   


 Satan Betrays the Betrayer --Steve Klein (OCT 8, 2017)
   


Satan convinces us to betray the Lord, and then he betrays us! Let us guard against the devices of Satan, lest we be eternally betrayed. (John 8:44; Genesis 3:1-6; 2 Corinthians 11:3)

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #9 --Steve Klein (OCT 8, 2017)
   


 Free Speech? --Steve Klein (OCT 8, 2017)
   


While the Constitution of the United States may guarantee citizens freedom of speech, the Bible does not allow such freedom for citizens of the kingdom of heaven. There are things we are not free to say, but other things that we must say.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #8 --Al Burns (OCT 1, 2017)
   


 What Does Discipleship Mean (John 17)? --Paddy Kendall-Ball (OCT 1, 2017)
   


 Prayer - Daniel 2 --Lorenzo Cum (OCT 1, 2017)
   


We can learn about God through Daniel's knowledge of God, and we can learn of who we can rely on.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #7 --Steve Klein (SEP 28, 2017)
   


 The Glory of Discipleship --Josh Carter (SEP 26, 2017)
   


 The Transformation of Discipleship --Josh Carter (SEP 25, 2017)
   


 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #6 --Steve Klein (SEP 24, 2017)
   


 The Cost of Discipleship --Josh Carter (SEP 24, 2017)
   


 You Shall Be Perfect --Steve Klein (SEP 24, 2017)
   


In Matthew 5:48, Jesus challenges us to be perfect like our heavenly Father. As God's children, we are to love like He does.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #5 --Steve Klein (SEP 20, 2017)
   


 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #4 --Al Burns (SEP 17, 2017)
   


 The Power of Love --Rob Cook (SEP 17, 2017)
   


What is the greatest manifestation of God's power? God sought to reveal and demonstrate His love.

 What's in a Name? Nothing and Everything --Gary Boyd (SEP 17, 2017)
   


There are names that we can see in God's word that meant nothing, but there are names for God and Christ that mean everything to us. Examine the difference in names used in the Bible and see those names that mean everything to those who love the Lord.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #3 --Steve Klein (SEP 13, 2017)
   


 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #2 --Steve Klein (SEP 10, 2017)
   


 Anger Management --Steve Klein (SEP 10, 2017)
   


The Christian is to rule his spirit ? to be angry, but not sin. Anger will ruin your life and cause you to lose your soul if it is not controlled. The Scriptures reveal several methods of managing anger.

 Bearing Fruit for the Lord --Steve Klein (SEP 10, 2017)
   


Disciples of Christ glorify God by bearing a lot of fruit. We can bear fruit by sharing the gospel and by sharing our resources with those in need.

 A Study of 1 Corinthians: Class #1 --Steve Klein (SEP 3, 2017)
   


 How To Be A Pharisee --Steve Klein (SEP 3, 2017)
   


The Pharisees are great example of what NOT TO BE. They worried about little things but neglected bigger concerns. They knew they were doing wrong but did it anyway. Do not be a Pharisee.

 Long To Go Home (2 Corinthians 5:1-10) --Steve Klein (SEP 3, 2017)
   


Death is a dreadful certainty, but beyond it, Christians have a home to which they long to go. That confident longing is an important part of the life of a Christian. It is obtained by God's grace through our faith!

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #23 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (AUG 30, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #22 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (AUG 27, 2017)
   


 Tablet of My Heart --Steve Klein (AUG 27, 2017)
   


God intends for His laws to be written on the hearts of every New Testament Christian. Let us strive to keep our hearts open to God?s laws, to carry them with us through life, and to keep and observe them.

 Sin Shall Not Have Dominion --Steve Klein (AUG 27, 2017)
   


Does being under grace grant Christians the liberty to engage in social drinking, dress in immodest clothing, or even commit sexual immorality? Quite the contrary! If you are under grace, ?Sin Shall Not Have Dominion Over You!?

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #21 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (AUG 23, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #20 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (AUG 20, 2017)
   


 Wise for Salvation (2 Timothy 3:14-15) --Steve Klein (AUG 20, 2017)
   


A thorough study of the Scriptures will enable a person to find the way of salvation!

 A Chosen Race --Steve Klein (AUG 20, 2017)
   


Christians are an elect race, chosen by God from every nation under heaven. As such, we are to behave in certain ways that demonstrate our unique status with God.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #19 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (AUG 16, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #18 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (AUG 13, 2017)
   


 Pursuing Comprehensive Knowledge of the Scriptures --Steve Klein (AUG 13, 2017)
   


There is great value in learning the entire Bible narrative ? the details, the historical flow, the geography and the overall themes. A thorough understanding of Scripture will make us ?wise unto salvation.? This is strong motivation for Bible class teachers, parents and children to apply themselves whole-heartedly in our Bible classes.

 When a Man Fears God (Psalm 33:8; Deuteronomy 10:12; Ecclesiastes 12:13) --Steve Klein (AUG 13, 2017)
   


Something wonderful and transformational happens to a man when he fears God. He does not fear the crowd. He is submissive to those in authority. He is holy, and he serves God acceptably.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #17 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (AUG 9, 2017)
   


 A Gift for the King (2 Samuel 23:15-16) --Steve Klein (AUG 6, 2017)
   


David's three mighty men hazarded their lives to bring him a drink of water. Christians can lean a lot from these men about what it means to be devoted to the service of our King, Jesus Christ.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #16 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (AUG 6, 2017)
   


 Positive Help for Negative Thoughts --Steve Klein (AUG 6, 2017)
   


Satan tempts us to think of things in ways that are untrue and detrimental to our spiritual and emotional health. God has positive answers for all the false negatives we may tell ourselves.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #15 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUL 30, 2017)
   


 God's Word Is Truth! --Scott Abernathy (JUL 30, 2017)
   


Listen as we explore the evidence from the book of Daniel that God's word is true!

 What Is Truth? --Steve Klein (JUL 30, 2017)
   


In a world filled with ?fake news? and ?alternative facts,? What is Truth? God?s word is truth, and we can rely on that. Don?t be fooled by the Mainstream Ministers!

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #14 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUL 26, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #13 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUL 23, 2017)
   


 What I Gave I Have --Steve Klein (JUL 23, 2017)
   


Giving is like putting money in the bank of heaven. Disciples of Christ are to be sacrificial givers, and that requires that they have a strong work ethic and exercise self-control when it comes to spending.

 Power of An Invitation --Steve Klein (JUL 23, 2017)
   


A simple invitation to a Bible study or worship assembly can change a life forever.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #12 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUL 19, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #12 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUL 16, 2017)
   


 Is Obedience Essential for Salvation? (1 Peter 1:22) --Steve Klein (JUL 16, 2017)
   


While some deny that obedience is essential to salvation, the Scriptures are clear that obedience is essential. This critical truth must not be compromised to spare the feelings of those who are in doctrinal error!

 Saving the Thessalonians: A Blueprint for Evangelism (1 Thessalonians 2:1-11) --Steve Klein (JUL 16, 2017)
   


In 1 Thessalonians 2:1-11, Paul reflects back on the conversion of the Thessalonians, and in so doing gives us a virtual blueprint for evangelism today.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #11 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUL 12, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #9 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUL 9, 2017)
   


 Regrets --Steve Klein (JUL 9, 2017)
   


We all have things in our own life that we regret has occurred. In Matthew 21:28-32 we read a parable of Jesus that shows us a sons regret. In this lesson we will discuss things that we should regret and those things that we shouldn't.

 Things that are Precious --Steve Klein (JUL 9, 2017)
   


The apostle Peter writes often about things that are precious. He helps us appreciate the value of proven faith, the blood of Christ, Christ as our foundation and cornerstone, and our fellowship together in service to the Lord. Each of these these things is one of the ?precious promises? that enables us to become partakers of the Divine nature.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #8 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUL 2, 2017)
   


 2017 Zimbabwe Trip Report --Steve Klein (JUL 3, 2017)
   


 What Is My Life's Purpose? (Psalms 103:15-19) --Steve Klein (JUL 2, 2017)
   


Purpose in life is found in doing what God created you to do and being what He created you to be. His Christ-like child who lives to please Him!

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #7 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUN 28, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #6 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUN 25, 2017)
   


 Uneducated and Untrained Men --Paul Siota (JUN 25, 2017)
   


 Jesus' Last Words in John --Wayne Holt (JUN 25, 2017)
   


Jesus commanded us to love one another, as He loved us. We are to server one another as He gave us an example. Lastly we can be encouraged because we can go to be with Him.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #5 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUN 21, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #4 --Steve Klein (JUN 18, 2017)
   


 Standing On the Rock --Andrew Boyd (JUN 18, 2017)
   


In this lesson we take a stroll through time and see how the Bible characters stood on the "rock" of the promises of God to get them through some hard times.

 Thinking Positive and The Importance of a Positive Attitude --Justin Ruf (JUN 18, 2017)
   


Whether it be the event of the twelve spies in Numbers 13-14 or the rebuilding of the wall in Nehemiah 4-6, a negative attitude can destroy our success and make us sin against God. A positive attitude is a matter of choice and will effect our personal growth, dealings with brethren, and our personal evangelism.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #3 --Tim Richter, Jeff Smith (JUN 14, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #2 --Tim Richter (JUN 11, 2017)
   


 Miracles and Spiritual Gifts --Steve Klein (JUN 11, 2017)
   


Miracles and spiritual gifts served the purpose of confirming the revelation of the word of God to mankind. The Bible teaches that revelation was completed, miracles and spiritual gifts would cease.

 Truth & Error: How to Tell the Difference --Steve Klein (JUN 11, 2017)
   


We learn the difference between truth and error by regularly handling the truth. This enables us to recognize error when we are presented with it.

 A Prayer For Every Season - Worry --David Maxson (JUN 8, 2017)
   


In Psalm 139, we learn a lesson from David that God is Omniscience, Omnipresence, Omnipotence, and Just. Because of this we can trust our problems to God and leave them in His hands as David did.

 Daniel: Preparing For the Lions --David Maxson (JUN 9, 2017)
   


We prepare for the lion by having consistent conduct before God, a consistent prayer life, and a consistent faith in God. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ ? Philippians 3:20

 Daniel: The Handwriting On The Wall --David Maxson (JUN 8, 2017)
   


From this story in Daniel Chapter 5, we learn to recognize the idols in our life, respond to what we know is true and repent while there is time.

 A Prayer For Every Season - Separation --David Maxson (JUN 7, 2017)
   


In John 17 we have a model prayer of what Jesus Prayed for when He was going to be separated from His disciples. He prayed for their spiritual safety, unity with God, their sanctification, joy and fellowship with God.

 Daniel: Pride --David Maxson (JUN 7, 2017)
   


Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you. 1 Peter 5:6

 Daniel: How to Survive in a Postmodern World --David Maxson (JUN 6, 2017)
   


To survive you must know what you believe. You must stand for what you believe. Finally you must trust in the one in whom you believe.

 A Prayer For Every Season - Sin --Steve Klein (JUN 6, 2017)
   


You notice in Psalm 51 David makes no excuses for his sin. He didn't rationalize. He simply said, I was wrong, I am sorry, will you forgive me, and how do I make it right. We should have the same attitude toward sin.

 A Prayer For Every Season - Depression --David Maxson (JUN 5, 2017)
   


How do we deal with depression? The psalmist in Psalms 88 undoubtedly and accurately describes depression. The response of the psalmist was to respectively and fearfully go to God in prayer. How do we combat depression? by turning to God and placing our complete trust in Him through prayer.

 The Book of Daniel: Preserving Our Identity --David Maxson (JUN 5, 2017)
   


Babylon tried to change Daniel. However, he purposed in his heart not to be defiled and maintained his identity. When you know who you are, you can be different in what you wear, what you do and what you say.

 The Bible Series Q12: Early Church Part 2: Class #1 --Jeff Smith (JUN 4, 2017)
   


 Evangelism In Exile: A Holy Priesthood --David Maxson (JUN 4, 2017)
   


 Evangelism In Exile What Everybody Wants --David Maxson (JUN 4, 2017)
   


The father offers what everybody wants (A Father, Renewed life, Eternity, Security, Purpose, Glory, Joy and Salvation).

 Faith works to control the tongue (James 3:1-12; 4:10-12; 1:26) --Oscar Munoz (JUN 3, 2017)
   


The tongue is small, but it is powerful and dangerous. It must be bridled by faith! Those who have faith in God will give Him the use of their tongues to edify and evangelize (Eph. 4:29- 31; Col. 4:5-6), rather than using their tongues for profane purposes (James 3:9; 4:11; Eph. 5:4).

 Faith works to endure trials (James 5:10-11, 13; 1:2-4) --Tim Richter (JUN 3, 2017)
   


James uses Job as an example of patiently enduring trial; a review of the story of Job might help teach this lesson. Two thoughts are prevalent in what James has to say to encourage us in enduring trials. First, enduring trials will make us purer and stronger (James 1:2-4, cf. 1 Peter 1:7; Rom. 5:3-4). Second, God?s intention in allowing us to endure hardship is to provide us with greater blessings in the future ? blessings which may be physical, spiritual or eternal (James 5:11; Rom. 8:28).

 Faith works to produce hope for the future (James 5:7-8; 4:13-17) --Johnny George (JUN 3, 2017)
   


Faith and hope are often connected in Scripture (Rom. 5:2; Col. 1:23; 1 Peter 1:21; 1 Thess. 1:3). One could even say that faith and hope are so closely connected that they support each other. Our hope of eternal life is based on our faith in the resurrection of Christ (1 Peter 1:3-5, 21; 1 Thess. 4:14).

 Making Faith Your Own --David Maxson (JUN 3, 2017)
   


 Faith works to apply God?s word (James 1:19-27) --Tracy Moyers (JUN 3, 2017)
   


God?s word is powerful (Heb. 4:12; 1:3). God?s word is true (John 17:17). If we truly have faith in God?s word, we will heed it, examine ourselves by it, and apply it to our lives. There is no profit in hearing God?s word if we fail to apply it (Matt. 7:24-27).

 Faith works to break through the barriers of class and race (James 2:1-13; 1:8-11) --Wayne Holt (JUN 3, 2017)
   


Partiality or prejudice based on appearance is sinful. Jesus loved and died for all, and those who have faith in Him must show no partiality (1 Tim. 5:21; Gal. 3:27-29). Showing partiality makes us "judges with evil thoughts" (cf. John 7:24). People of faith are willing to do whatever it takes to share the gospel with all (John 4; 1 Cor. 9:19-22).

 Faith works to be saved (James 2:14-26) --Gary Boyd (JUN 3, 2017)
   


Faith that saves is faith that acts. While most people who claim to be Christians agree that faith will lead a person to respond to God?s grace in an active way, many advocate an action that is not Biblical (e.g. praying the sinner?s prayer, asking Jesus to come into your heart, etc.). The response that faith demands is to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16; 8:36-38).

 Faith works to make prayer effective (James 1:5-8; 5:14-18) --Lorenzo Cum (JUN 2, 2017)
   


God requires complete faith in Him from those who want access to Him in prayer (cf. Heb. 11:6). Jesus often illustrated this principle by healing and blessing people according to the demonstration of their faith (Matt. 9:22, 29; 15:28; Luke 7:50). Faith will act in a way that shows an expectation of receiving what has been prayed for, just as Elijah?s faith did (1 Kings 18:41-46). ?If you pray for rain, carry an umbrella.?

 Faith works to resist temptation (James 1:12-16; 4:1-10) --Steve Klein (JUN 2, 2017)
   


People of faith understand that they are responsible for their own sins. Blaming anyone but yourself for what you have done is counterproductive (James 1:13; Gen. 3:12-13; Exodus 32:21-24). People of faith also understand that selfish lusts lead to sin, and that sin in turn leads to spiritual death. In order to conquer temptation, we must work to control our desires instead of allowing them to control us (Gen. 4:7; Titus 3:3).

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #24 --Steve Klein (MAY 31, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #23 --Steve Klein (MAY 28, 2017)
   


 Dreams In The Bible and Today --Steve Klein (MAY 28, 2017)
   


God used dreams and visions to convey His will to men in Bible times. He may still use them today, but not for the same reasons or in same way because He has completed the revelation of His will to men. It is important for us to have a higher regard for God and His word than for anything we may have seen in a dream.

 God's Unique House --Steve Klein (MAY 28, 2017)
   


The church is the house of God. It is a unique house, founded on God?s Son and made up saved people. One extraordinary feature is its cleanliness!

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #22 --Steve Klein (MAY 24, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #21 --Steve Klein (MAY 21, 2017)
   


 Friends Don't Let Friends Die Lost (2 Corinthians 4:3) --Steve Klein (MAY 21, 2017)
   


Dying lost is a horrifying prospect. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He wants us to bring the lost to Him. It is a personal responsibility.

 Liberated from the Slavery of Sin - Man Alive! --Steve Klein (MAY 21, 2017)
   


Sin enslaves man in a wretched condition. God sees. He loves us and has given us His Son so that we might LIVE!

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #20 --Steve Klein (MAY 17, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #19 --Steve Klein (MAY 14, 2017)
   


 Authorized Help! --Steve Klein (MAY 14, 2017)
   


Who has Christ authorized His church to help financially and for what purposes? It is a privilege to help the needy and to support those who spread the gospel in accordance with the decrees of our King!

 Honor Your Father and Mother --Steve Klein (MAY 14, 2017)
   


Honoring parents involves much more than just sending a card one day a year. Honor should be reflected daily in our speech and in our concern for the welfare of our parents.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #18 --Steve Klein (MAY 10, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #18 --Steve Klein (MAY 10, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #17 --Steve Klein (MAY 7, 2017)
   


 Ponder the Path of Your Feet (Proverbs 4) --Steve Klein (MAY 7, 2017)
   


As they become independent, graduates and young adults will experience tests of their convictions, integrity, courage and faith. To pass these tests they well need to keep God?s word in their hearts, and live with the understanding that they alone are responsible for themselves before God.

 The Mysteries of Inconsistencies --Steve Klein (MAY 7, 2017)
   


The mysterious inconsistencies in the lives of Christians need to be solved by self-examination and diligent effort.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #16 --Steve Klein (MAY 3, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #16 --Steve Klein (APR 30, 2017)
   


 Recommendation From God --John Siota (APR 30, 2017)
   


In the study this evening we will look at four men who received recommendations from God. We will example the characteristics they possessed in order to receive such a recommendation.

 Self-Sacrifice: The Core of Christianity --Steve Klein (APR 30, 2017)
   


To be disciples of Jesus Christ we must sacrifice ourselves because that is what He did. Self sacrifice enables us to be freed from sin, empowers us to fight sin, and motivates our service to others. It is the core of Christianity.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #15 --Gary Boyd (APR 26, 2017)
   


 Overcoming Temptations --Jeff Shaver (APR 26, 2017)
   


Overcoming temptation is the responsibility of each person who wishes to spend eternity in Heaven. We must know our advesary (Satan) who is out to get us and battle against him as Jesus did.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #14 --Gary Boyd (APR 23, 2017)
   


 As A Christian Grows Comfortable --Scott Richards (APR 23, 2017)
   


A study of an obstacle we must overcome as Christians living in the world.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #13 --Gary Boyd (APR 19, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #12 --Steve Klein (APR 16, 2017)
   


 God The Giver --Steve Klein (APR 16, 2017)
   


God gives us more than we can fully appreciate! Our lives and our eternal destinies are fashioned by the way we respond to His gifts.

 A Christian's Aspirations (1 Thessalonians 4:11) --Steve Klein (APR 16, 2017)
   


While many in the world aspire to great earthly accomplishments, a Christian?s aspirations are both simpler and higher. Christians aspire to lead quiet, godly lives, to please God, and to share the gospel message of God?s love.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #11 --Steve Klein (APR 12, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #10 --Steve Klein (APR 9, 2017)
   


 Worshiping God --Johnny George (APR 9, 2017)
   


Do we spend as much time preparing to Worship God as we we do preparing to do the inconsequential things of life? Let's ask ourselves some hard questions regarding our motives for being at "Worship Services".

 The Spiritual Battle Against Satan --Jonthan Winland (APR 9, 2017)
   


While in the competitions on earth the winner is not certain. However, in the battle between God verses Satan, God will win the battle.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #9 --Steve Klein (APR 2, 2017)
   


 Remember Shiloh! (Jeremiah 7:1-15) --Steve Klein (APR 2, 2017)
   


Much good can come from remembering what God did at Shiloh. There was a false sense of security of the people based on their heritage. Can we be guilty of the same thing?

 Learning to Love the Rules (Psalm 119) --Steve Klein (APR 2, 2017)
   


Psalm 119 shows us that God?s rules bless us in many ways. Like the Psalmist, we should be passionately in love with God?s rules instead of disdaining them.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #7 --Steve Klein (APR 2, 2017)
   


 Inside Out - How a Christian Lives Life --Steve Klein (APR 2, 2017)
   


The Lord judges us based on what is inside of us. To live eternally in His presence, we will need an inner man that is cleansed, adorned, fit and strong, and spiritually focused.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #7 --Steve Klein (MAR 26, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #8 --Steve Klein (MAR 26, 2017)
   


 When My Father Calls Me Home, Will I Be At Peace? --Steve Klein (MAR 26, 2017)
   


As a father calls his children to come home, our Heavenly Father will one day call each of us home. We do not want that moment to be one of doubt, anxiety, fear. Our conduct can prepare us to be at peace.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #6 --Steve Klein (MAR 23, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #5 --Steve Klein (MAR 19, 2017)
   


 The Functional Family --Steve Klein (MAR 19, 2017)
   


Families can function properly if they follow God?s plan. Here are four characteristics of functional families.

 Passing back?From Death to Life (John 5:24; 1 John 3:14; Ezekiel 37:1-3) --Steve Klein (MAR 19, 2017)
   


Becoming a Christian is a process by which we pass from DEATH to LIFE. The result is that we live lives for Jesus filled with joy and love, and characterized by being spiritual minded.

 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #4 --Steve Klein (MAR 15, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #3 --Steve Klein (MAR 12, 2017)
   


 What Kind of Conscience Do You Have? --Doug Fields (MAR 12, 2017)
   


 What Repentance Looks Like --Steve Klein (MAR 12, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q11: Early Church Part 1: Class #1 --Steve Klein (MAR 5, 2017)
   


 Do We View God's Word Through Tinted Glasses? --Tracy Moyers (MAR 5, 2017)
   


Are we being honest when we read God's word or are we looking at scripture and attempting to make it conform to our own belief system? Discussed is the danger of approaching God's word with a pre-conceived idea and attempting to make it conform.

 The Christian Life --Oscar Munoz (MAR 5, 2017)
   


A Christian is one who is Holy, Forgiven of his sins and willing to be an ambassador for Christ.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #22 --Wayne Holt (FEB 26, 2017)
   


 Five False Claims of Premillennialism That Should Be Left Behind --Steve Klein (FEB 26, 2017)
   


Premillennialism makes FIVE CLAIMS that are in contradiction to the Scriptures. This lesson is designed to help us understand the claims and (more importantly) the Bible truths that the claims contradict.

 Five False Claims of Premillennialism That Should Be Left Behind Pt 2 --Steve Klein (FEB 26, 2017)
   


Premillennialism makes FIVE CLAIMS that are in contradiction to the Scriptures. This lesson is designed to help us understand the claims and (more importantly) the Bible truths that the claims contradict.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #21 --Johnny George (FEB 22, 2017)
   


 God's Power Working in Us --Bill Hall (FEB 21, 2017)
   


 God's Power Working Through Jesus Christ --Bill Hall (FEB 20, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #20 --Wayne Holt (FEB 19, 2017)
   


 God's Power Working Through His Word --Bill Hall (FEB 19, 2017)
   


God's Power is at work among us. He works through his Word. We are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ as it is the power of our salvation. We should be quick to step back and let the Word speak.

 The All-Powerful God (Revelation 19:6; Psalm 89:8) --Steve Klein (FEB 19, 2017)
   


God is omnipotent. He does whatever He pleases, and nothing is too hard for Him. His great power demands that His children approach Him in humility and holiness.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #18 --Wayne Holt (FEB 12, 2017)
   


 Jesus Christ: Refugee or Rejected Ruler? Or both? --Steve Klein (FEB 12, 2017)
   


The intersection of political controversy and religious conviction is always an interesting one; truth is often sacrificed on the alter of political convenience. But for the sincere Christian, spiritual truth should be the foremost concern, above any political or cultural considerations. In this lesson we use political controversy to point us back to important truths concerning the Person of Jesus Christ and our obligations to Him.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #17 --Wayne Holt (FEB 9, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #16 --Wayne Holt (FEB 5, 2017)
   


 A Prisoner of Christ (Colossians 4:18) --Steve Klein (FEB 5, 2017)
   


Although imprisoned by Roman authorities, the apostle Paul sees himself as a prisoner of Christ. As such, he has a positive outlook, strives to bear fruit, and anticipates opportunities to share the gospel.

 Thy Will Be Done Giving God’s Will its Proper Place in our Lives --Steve Klein (FEB 5, 2017)
   


God’s will must have priority in the life of a Christian. We consider His will when we plan for the future and pray. Most importantly, His will guides our thoughts and actions day by day.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #15 --Wayne Holt (JAN 29, 2017)
   


 Mary --Lornezo Cum (JAN 29, 2017)
   


There are many different views regarding Mary the mother of Jesus. She may not have understood as Jesus grew and even on the cross what His role as savior entailed. His brothers, disciples and John the Babtist didn't fully understand either. However, she showed great character and great faith.

 God's Great Love --Steve Klein (JAN 29, 2017)
   


God Loved Us When We Were Wayward. That love came at a great cost. It is this great love that gives us hope that is beyond compare.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #14 --Wayne Holt (JAN 25, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #13 --Wayne Holt (JAN 22, 2017)
   


 Are You Glad to be a Member of the Church of Christ? --Steve Klein (JAN 22, 2017)
   


On the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, those who were added to the church experienced gladness and joy. We should also be glad to be members of the church of Christ!

 Can We Walk the Walk If We Don't Talk the Talk? --Steve Klein (JAN 22, 2017)
   


Developing the habit of talking about spiritual things will help us edify brethren and lead the lost to Christ.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #12 --Wayne Holt (JAN 18, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #11 --Wayne Holt (JAN 15, 2017)
   


 6 Ways Churches Sabotage Evangelism --Steve Klein (JAN 15, 2017)
   


As we seek the lost, all too often churches engage in practices that undermine their efforts to truly evangelize the lost. This lesson examines some of those counterproductive practices and points us back to relying on the power of GodÂ’s word.

 Success at Evangelism 101: Do Not Be Afraid (Luke 5:10) --Steve Klein (JAN 15, 2017)
   


As We are "Seeking the Lost," Fear is probably the number one enemy of personal evangelism. We must not let fears related to our own inadequacies or egos prevent us from seeking the lost and pointing them to Jesus.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class # --Wayne Holt (JAN 11, 2017)
   


 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #9 --Wayne Holt (JAN 8, 2017)
   


 The Focused Life --Steve Klein (JAN 8, 2017)
   


The apostle Paul lived a life focused on Jesus Christ, eternal life, and encouraging others to have the same focus. His single-minded devotion is a great example for all of us.

 Do Not Be Like Them (Matthew 6:7-8; 15:8-9) --Steve Klein (JAN 8, 2017)
   


As we seeking the lost and sharing our faith, we must be careful not to be influenced by or become envious of those engaged in false religious practices.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #8 --Wayne Holt (JAN 1, 2017)
   


 The Three-Fold Mastery of Jesus Christ --Steve Klein (JAN 1, 2017)
   


Three different connotations of the title "Master" are found in the meaning of the term as it is applied to Jesus. He is the Master of servants, of the universe and of teaching. But the real question is, "Is He your Master?"

 Increased Faith For Seeking The Lost --Steve Klein (JAN 1, 2017)
   


As both a consequence and function of increasing faith, Christians will dedicate themselves to seeking the lost. Because of our faith, we understand the tragedy of souls that are lost, we are certain that the power of the gospel of Christ can save, and so we are zealous and courageous in seeking the lost!

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #7 --Wayne Holt (DEC 28, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #5 --Wayne Holt (DEC 21, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #6 --Wayne Holt (DEC 25, 2016)
   


 What Happened To My Sin? --Steve Klein (DEC 25, 2016)
   


Christians have had their sins borne by Jesus on the cross, forgiven, washed away, and forgotten by God. Whatever has happened to our sins happened when we were baptized for the remission of our sins!

 Canceling God's Will --Steve Klein (DEC 25, 2016)
   


When humans invent religious traditions and then allow those traditions to entirely supplant the will of God in their lives, the Lord is not pleased.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #4 --Wayne Holt (DEC 18, 2016)
   


 Serving an Eternal God in a Temporary World --Steve Klein (DEC 18, 2016)
   


Man is mortal and lives in a world that is a temporary world. How can he serve a God who is eternal? He must possess eternal qualities that are precious to God, namely, holiness and humility. These qualities demonstrate themselves in a focus on eternal things and a refusal to be attracted to the temporary things, fashions and earthly glories of this life.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #3 --Wayne Holt (DEC 14, 2016)
   


 How to Avoid Global Warming --Steve Klein (DEC 18, 2016)
   


While politicians and environmentalists are wringing their hands about global warming and climate change, the future extreme warming of the earth in which the heavens will melt with fervent heat and the earth will be burned up, seems to be of little concern. Of course, that catastrophic global warming event can be easily avoided by anyone who chooses to be a Christian.

 Red Letter Christians --Steve Klein (DEC 11, 2016)
   


“Red Letter Christians” is an influential movement among American evangelicals. They focus on applying just the teachings of Christ in the gospels to social and political issues. But the red letters of the gospels actually focus on personal commitment to God and His standard of righteousness. More importantly, the red letters teach us that the black letters written by the apostles are equally the words of Christ. We must follow all of His words if we are to be real Christians!

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #2 --Wayne Holt (DEC 11, 2016)
   


 Gift of Rebuke --Steve Klein (DEC 11, 2016)
   


Few of us enjoy being corrected or rebuked; our pride gets in the way. But the Scriptures teach us to view rebuke as a gift. If we will consider our sins in view of the cross, we will realize that any rebuke cannot expose more of our faults than have already been exposed by the death of our Savior.

 The Bible Series Q10: Life of Christ P2: Class #1 --Wayne Holt (DEC 4, 2016)
   


 Going the Second Mile to Restore a Brother (Galatians 6:1) --Steve Klein (DEC 4, 2016)
   


In efforts to restore brethren who are straying or have become lost, servants of the Lord are called to do much more than one might think, and much more than we are commonly satisfied with doing. This lesson examines whatÂ’s involved in doing all that we can do to restore a brother even if he has been withdrawn from.

 Whatever Happened to Sin? --Steve Klein (DEC 4, 2016)
   


This lesson examines attitudes toward sin in postmodern America and contrasts them with what the Bible tells us about the nature of sin and its consequences. If we fail to see sin for what it is, we will fail to see our real need for a Savior.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #23 --Wayne Holt (NOV 30, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #22 --Wayne Holt (NOV 27, 2016)
   


 Withdrawing from the Disorderly --Steve Klein (NOV 27, 2016)
   


The Scriptures command us to "withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly." This lesson explains what it means to withdraw. It also answers questions about who may be withdrawn from and what the motivation for withdrawing should be.

 The Olive Tree -- Illustrations of Grace --Steve Klein (NOV 27, 2016)
   


The Olive Tree is used in a number of ways in Scripture to illustrate God's grace. It was one of the special things he gave the Israelites in the promised land. Olive oil lit the lamps of the tabernacle and temple and olive wood was used in the carving of the Cherubim which Solomon put in the holy place. Children are depicted as Olive plants, Jesus Christ endured the pressure of His impending crucifixion near an olive press. And most significant to our salvation, Gentile Christians are compared to branches grafted into an olive tree – they must grow and bear fruit or be cut off!

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #20 --Wayne Holt (NOV 20, 2016)
   


 The Son of God and the Sons of God (Galatians 3:26; Romans 8:29) --Steve Klein (NOV 20, 2016)
   


Jesus is readily identified as the Son of God at several significant events in His life on earth – birth, baptism, transfiguration, suffering and resurrection. These parallel events through which we today are identified as sons of God.

 Developing Christ-Like Consistency --Steve Klein (NOV 20, 2016)
   


Jesus was a model of consistency for His followers. He would ALWAYS obey His Father, say what is Father wanted said, and pray in an acceptable way.

 When You're Not Good Enough -- Saved to serve "by grace through faith." --Steve Klein (NOV 20, 2016)
   


As humans, many of us are plagued with feelings of being "not good enough" and "unworthy." Looking at Bible examples like Moses, Gideon, Peter, Paul, and others, we learn that God can take the unworthy and save them to serve Him by His grace.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #19 --Wayne Holt (NOV 16, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #18 --Wayne Holt (NOV 13, 2016)
   


 Upon This Rock (Matthew 16:13-18) --Steve Klein (NOV 13, 2016)
   


The Lord is our Rock – the foundation of the church and of our hope for everlasting life. Let us build our lives on His word.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #17 --Wayne Holt (NOV 9, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #16 --Wayne Holt (NOV 6, 2016)
   


 We Should Actively Do the Work --Various Young Men (NOV 6, 2016)
   


Various young men lead the service and encourage us to be active Christians and take the Gospel to the lost and dying world.

 Be Thou My Vision --Nathan Pope (NOV 6, 2016)
   


O Lord, be thou my vision. We need to make our faith in God our own. We much work to understand God and make His will utmost in our life.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #15 --Wayne Holt (OCT 30, 2016)
   


 Psalms 51 --Johnny George (OCT 30, 2016)
   


God wants us to have a contrite heart. The first and greatest commandment is to love God. We should want to remove everything from our lives that stands between us and God.

 "Increase My Faith" To See the Invisible --Steve Klein (OCT 30, 2016)
   


Faith enables us to see the invisible, such as God, eternity, and our spiritual warfare. Faith in the invisible God enables us to live lives of action, endurance and inexpressible joy.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #14 --Wayne Holt (OCT 26, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class # --Wayne Holt (OCT 23, 2016)
   


 An Unregrettable Purchase (Matthew 13:44-46) --Steve Klein (OCT 23, 2016)
   


The Kingdom of Heaven is well worth whatever must be given or given up to obtain it. He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he may possess forever. Seeking and sacrificing are necessary, but what is gained is priceless.

 Why Disciples Desert or Go Astray or Fall Away --Steve Klein (OCT 23, 2016)
   


Two common reasons given in Scripture for disciples deserting the Lord are (1) they lack a love for the truth, and (2) they give in to desires of the flesh. John 6 illustrates the problem and shows us that the surest preventative for this problem is to trusting in Jesus as the source of spiritual life and truth.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #12 --Wayne Holt (OCT 19, 2016)
   


 A True Picture of Grace -- How GodÂ’s grace enables us to enter the Promised Rest (Hebrews 4:1-11) --Steve Klein (OCT 16, 2016)
   


God demonstrated His grace by giving Israel the promised land. A look at this true picture of grace will help us understand how to lay hold of the grace that brings eternal life.

 Will the Real Disciple Please Stand Up? (Matthew 26:30-75) --Steve Klein (OCT 16, 2016)
   


Peter stumbled and denied Christ. But by GodÂ’s grace, he later stood strong from Jesus. We can and must do the same.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #10 --Wayne Holt (OCT 12, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #9 --Wayne Holt (OCT 9, 2016)
   


 Do We Act Like Spoiled Brats? --Justin Ruf (OCT 9, 2016)
   


What picture comes to mind when you think of a spoiled brat? We would never think of our selves looking like that. However, how do we act when things don't go our way? How do we act when what we want to do doesn't match what we should do?

 In Everything Give Thanks --David Watson (OCT 9, 2016)
   


 Wednesday Night Singing --Various (OCT 5, 2016)
   


 Wednesday Night Singing --Various (OCT 5, 2016)
   


Our Monthly singing were we will sing praises to our Lord and King

 Wednesday Night Singing --Various (OCT 5, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #8 --Wayne Holt (OCT 2, 2016)
   


 A Different Kind of Worship --Steve Klein (OCT 2, 2016)
   


In Jesus' discussion with the woman at the well about worship, He describes the worship that God wants and expects. It involves more than just worshiping sincerely and in accordance with His will. In contrast with the worship of the Old Law, it involves worship that is ultimate, full, and complete which Christ Himself has enabled us to experience.

 Conformity: Choosing Which Examples To Follow --Steve Klein (OCT 2, 2016)
   


Human beings tend to conform. For the Christian, it is important to make conscious decisions about the people we want to be like, rather than just drifting into conformity with the people of the world around us.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #7 --Wayne Holt (SEP 28, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #6 --Wayne Holt (SEP 25, 2016)
   


 The Faith and Faithfulness of Four Centurions --Steve Klein (SEP 25, 2016)
   


Roman centurions are mentioned several times in the New Testament and always depicted in a positive light. They are used in the New Testament narrative to teach us important lessons about faith and faithfulness. They show us that great faith respects authority, discharges its duties, and is based on facts, not fancies.

 Grasshopper Faith (Hebrews 3:18-19; 4:2-3) --Steve Klein (SEP 25, 2016)
   


The 10 spies saw themselves as small and powerless, and so they were. Their lack of faith robbed them of blessings and victory. Great faith believes God, trusts His direction, relies on His strength and culminates in victory!

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #5 --Wayne Holt (SEP 21, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #4 --Wayne Holt (SEP 18, 2016)
   


 Lessons on Discipleship from Luke 5 --David Watson (SEP 18, 2016)
   


 Fitted for Service Above --Steve Klein (SEP 18, 2016)
   


The Bible teaches that saints will serve God in heaven. What we will do is unclear. But what is clear is that we must prepare ourselves to be servants in eternity by being faithful, obedient and trustworthy servants while here on earth.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #3 --Wayne Holt (SEP 14, 2016)
   


 Challenges God's People Face --Sewell Hall (SEP 13, 2016)
   


We live in a challenging world but survival is possible. We are rich. We are not persecuted. We are surrounded by a supposedly Christian Culture. Lastly, most of us are second and third generation Christians. The largest issue may be we don't see these as challenges but rather benefits.

 Abraham's Faith Tested --Sewell Hall (SEP 12, 2016)
   


Examples from the faith of Abraham that we can learn and should apply to our own lives.

 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #2 --Wayne Holt (SEP 11, 2016)
   


 Citizens of the Christ's Kingdom --Sewell Hall (SEP 11, 2016)
   


The Kingdom referred to in Colossians 1:13 is of Christ and the characteristics of Him in His Kingdom are: - He is a Real King with All Authority - He is a Reigning King - He is an Unchanging King Let us all understand our roles and not attempt to twist or change God's Law to fit our own desire.

 The State of the Church --Sewell Hall (SEP 11, 2016)
   


Looking at Revelation chapter 2 & 3 to establish the current state of our congregation. We can evaluate the past year, current needs and future plans of our local congregation using an evaluation of the 7 churches to heed warnings for us today.

 Song Leader's Class --Sewell Hall (SEP 10, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q9: Life of Christ: Class #1 --Wayne Holt (SEP 4, 2016)
   


 Finding Joy --Steve Klein (SEP 4, 2016)
   


True joy is found in unexpected experiences such as godly sorrow, repentance, confession, trials, serving others, patience, longsuffering and salvation from sin.

 A Certain Rich Man --Steve Klein (SEP 4, 2016)
   


Three times in the gospel of Luke, Jesus talks about “a certain rich man.” In these passages, He is talking to and about YOU and I. He is warning us about covetousness, trusting material wealth, and the love of money.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #23 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (AUG 31, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #22 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (AUG 28, 2016)
   


 Wearing the Conservative Label --Steve Klein (AUG 28, 2016)
   


Being conservative when it comes to the words of Jesus is an important part of following Him. If we KEEP GodÂ’s word, we obey it and preserve it. That is what being conservative is all about.

 Holy Conduct --Steve Klein (AUG 28, 2016)
   


Holiness is more than a state of being, it is a way of living. Christians should pursue being WHOLLY HOLY in their daily walk.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #21 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (AUG 24, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #20 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (AUG 21, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #19 --Freddy Richter, David Watson (SEP 18, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #18 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (AUG 14, 2016)
   


 Satan's Religion --Steve Klein (AUG 14, 2016)
   


Satan has a religion, but it has little to do with the occult or Satanism. SatanÂ’s religion uses people who claim to serve God, but whose ministers teach error, who themselves worship in error, follow human codes of (im)morality and commune with those in the world.

 Those who “gladly received” the word, came awayÂ… Changed! (Acts 2:40-42) --Steve Klein (AUG 14, 2016)
   


God's word can change us, yet many who need to change do not. Motivation to change comes when we see our unhappy condition in sin, and humbly turn to God for forgiveness.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #17 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (AUG 10, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #16 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (AUG 7, 2016)
   


 What To Do With Your Feelings --Steve Klein (AUG 7, 2016)
   


What role should emotions play in the life of a Christian? Jesus had feelings and expressed them! Emotions can be valuable to Christians, but we must CHECK them to be sure that they are based on right thinking, CHANGE them if necessary by altering our thinking, and then CHERISH and use them to motivate us to do right.

 Sheep need Shepherds --Steve Klein (AUG 7, 2016)
   


Sheep need shepherds. The Lord has given elders to local churches to supply this need. Sheep (members of local churches) need to recognize their need for shepherds and learn to love, appreciate and follow their shepherds.

 The Law of Unintended Consequences --Steve Klein (AUG 3, 2016)
   


Our actions often have unintended consequences. We should be aware of this and strive to foresee as many of the ramifications of our actions as possible. The key is that if we trust God and follow the path that He selects, the consequences will always work for our good.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #15 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUL 31, 2016)
   


 The God Who Prayed --Steve Klein (JUL 31, 2016)
   


Although Jesus was God in the flesh, He prayed to His heavenly Father. His devotion to prayer teaches us the prayer flows from an intimate relationship with God and expresses complete trust in our heavenly Father.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #14 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUL 27, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #13 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUL 24, 2016)
   


 Knowing Jesus as King, Priest and Prophet --Steve Klein (JUL 24, 2016)
   


Jesus has been anointed by God to serve in the three high offices: King, Priest and Prophet. It is critical that Christians understand His functions in these exalted positions.

 The Problem of Partiality (Your Race & Your Religion) --Steve Klein (JUL 24, 2016)
   


While our culture is caught up in ethnic division and racial tension, the Christian is called to shine the light of the gospel to all in this world, with no partiality. We are to “honor all men” as we share Christ’s love.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #12 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUL 20, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #11 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUL 17, 2016)
   


 Mary Magdalene --Steve Klein (JUL 17, 2016)
   


We can learn a lot from Mary MagdaleneÂ’s love and devotion for Jesus.

 God of all Comfort --Steve Klein (JUL 17, 2016)
   


God comforts us in ALL our affliction in at least 3 ways according to 2 Corinthians 1:3-11. He uses His people to comfort His people, He uses His power to raise the dead to comfort His people, and He uses prayer to comfort His people.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #10 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUL 13, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #9 --Freddy Richter, David Watson (Jul 10, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #8 --Freddy Richter, David Watson (JUL 3, 2016)
   


 Redeemed by Blood --David Watson (JUL 3, 2016)
   


Jesus the great redeemer paid an awful price for to redeem us from death. Our redemption is only found in Him.

 Are You Fully Committed? --Scott Richards (JUL 3, 2016)
   


Are you fully committed in prayer, study, teaching, worship and in our home?

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #7 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUN 29, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #6 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUN 26, 2016)
   


 Exhortations on Faith From Hebrews 11 --Oscar Munoz, Colton Richter, Daniel Selsvik, Lee Moyers, Stuart Bullington, Bryan Smith (JUN 26, 2016)
   


Hebrews 11 is a wonder chapter of faith. In this lesson, several young me highlight the lessons found in this text.

 Confidence in God --Greg Nix (JUN 26, 2016)
   


We have confidence in many things in this world. But how is our confidence in God when we are put to the test. What can we learn from examples throughout the Bible when faith and confidence are used? We must remember as Christians we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end (Heb. 3:12-14)

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #5 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUN 22, 2016)
   


 Causing One To Stumble --Lowell Sallee (JUN 16, 2016)
   


"It would be better for a milestone to be hung around our neck." We would never see a blind man walking down the street and put our foot out to trip him. However, we can cause our brethren to stumble instead of helping them get to heaven through immodest dress.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #4 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUN 19, 2016)
   


 Authority --Steve Klein (JUN 19, 2016)
   


It is vital to have one reliable standard of authority in any endeavor. In spiritual matters, ultimate authority is not found in ancestors, conscience, the majority, religious leaders or human reasoning & feelings. Ultimate authority if sound in Jesus Christ and expressed to us in His word.

 The Weight of Glory --Steve Klein (JUN 19, 2016)
   


Every Christian should feel the weight of helping others obtain eternal glory.

 What Does It Mean to Seek Those Things Above --Lowell Sallee (JUN 17, 2016)
   


The cumulative effort of seeking the things above in our daily lives by letting the Word guide our lives with Jesus as our goal and prayer as our ultimate tool.

 Our Daily Walk - Studying 1 John 1:5-7 --Lowell Sallee (JUN 17, 2016)
   


Concluding the series on "Our Daily Walk With God" by taking the theme passage and looking at it in its context. Focusing on our need to confess our sins so we can continue to walk in the light.

 But The Greatest of these is Love --Lowell Sallee (JUN 16, 2016)
   


 The Lost Son --Lowell Sallee (JUN 15, 2016)
   


In the story of the prodigal son, which character are you? How do you react when you have sinned and maybe even hit rock bottom? How do you react when someone else has sin and repents? Do we rejoice that they have repented or do we look down on them? This is a beautiful story of an ever forgiving father and a unforgiving brother.

 What It Means To Be Totally Committed To The Service of Christ --Lowell Sallee (JUN 14, 2016)
   


Looking to imitate Paul as he imitates Christ. We can do it through a total commitment to our Father in Heaven.

 Our Daily Walk: How Are you Doing? --Lowell Sallee (JUN 14, 2016)
   


How are you doing? Are you doing good spiritually? Do not lose heart and do not grow weary (Galatians 6:9).

 Why Are We Tempted? --Lowell Sallee (JUN 13, 2016)
   


Understanding temptation and the real tempter. Look above for strength from God to get you through instead of accusing Him.

 Our Daily Walk With God - Growing Your Faith --Lowell Sallee (JUN 13, 2016)
   


Enriching your daily walk with God by growing your faith. Learning to listen to Him, by reading His Word, and defeating the excuses standing in the way.

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #3 --David Watson, Freddy Richter (JUN 12, 2016)
   


 Marriage In Crisis --Lowell Sallee (JUN 12, 2016)
   


Where to find answers when your marriage seems to be in shambles. How to attain and teach spiritual intimacy with your spouse by improving your relationship with God.

 Seeking Those Things Which Are Above (Colossians 3:1) --Lowell Sallee (JUN 12, 2016)
   


We all need help keeping the first things first (priorities). So, are we storing up treasures in Heaven or on earth (Matthew 6:19-21)? While we continue to do those things that are necessary, we should seek those things which are above. After we seek them out, we should "SET" our mind on them.

 Honoring God in Purity --Lorenzo Cum (JUN 11, 2016)
   


Preparing the heart for God is an active choice (contrast Ezra 7:10 with 2 Chronicles 12:14). "Our nature is given to us by God, but our character is created by choice" (Gary Henry).

 Glorifying God Through Service Others --Steve Klein (JUN 11, 2016)
   


"Holiness has love for its essence, humility for its clothing, the good of others as its employment, and the honor of God as its end." (Nathanael Emmons). God is glorified by the good things His children do for others!

 Honoring Jehovah --Lowell Sallee (JUN 11, 2016)
   


How much is God worth to you? God has blessed us by answering the questions, "where we came from", "why are we here", and "where are we going"? Jehovah has revealed himself by natural revelation and by special revelation.

 Honoring Jehovah's Word --Tim Richter (JUN 11, 2016)
   


Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day (Psalm 25:5). Psalm 119 is a thorough and beautiful expression of what it means to honor God by honoring His word.

 Honoring the Lord's Church --Wayne Holt (JUN 11, 2016)
   


Honoring Christ as the head of the church will result in respecting the way the Lord has designed and established the church, as well as the way He has organized local churches to function.

 Glorifying by Biblical Manhood --Gary Boyd (JUN 11, 2016)
   


This lesson explores how God is honored when men and women respect their God-given gender identities and fulfill GodÂ’s purpose and design for each. Integrity of the heart is a critical factor (ref: story of Boaz and Ruth, David's charge to Solomon: 1 Kings 2:1-2, 1 Chronicles 28:9).

 Glorifying God Through Trials --Tracy Moyers (JUN 11, 2016)
   


Many passages of Scripture reveal that God is glorified by the patient endurance of His children as they face hardship and persecution in this world. This is one of the main themes of 1 Peter. We are told to "Rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings" (1 Peter 4:13).

 Summer 2016 Young Adults Honoring Jehovah: Knowing Him by Name. --David Watson (JUN 10, 2016)
   


This lesson will explore the importance of seeking to truly know the Lord having a desire for intimate knowledge of Jehovah. It has been said that "Nothing matters more than knowing God".

 Honoring Jehovah in worship --Kevin Fielder (JUN 10, 2016)
   


Gary Henry's book, Diligently Seeking God, has a section called "The Integrity of True Worship." In this section, he quotes from Richard J. Foster, "If worship does not change us, it has not been worship. To stand before the Holy One of eternity is to change. Worship begins in holy expectancy; it ends in holy obedience."

 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #2 --Freddy Richter, David Watson (JUN 8, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q8: Captivity, Return, Years of Silence: Class #1 --Freddy Richter, David Watson (JUN 5, 2016)
   


 Four Illegitimate Questions on Salvation, Grace, & Obedience --Steve Klein (JUN 5, 2016)
   


An illegitimate question is one that does not allow you to answer with the whole truth. Perhaps it doesn't give the right answer as an option, or it makes you choose between options that are equally valid, or it makes related important truths seem unimportant. Consider four such questions asked by those who wish to diminish the importance of obedience in salvation.

 The One Faith --Steve Klein (JUN 5, 2016)
   


The Lord delivered ONE FAITH which was obeyed and kept by Christians and in which churches were established in the New Testament (Jude 3; Eph. 4:5). This stands in stark contrast to the MANY faiths practiced today by those who claim to be Christians. Let's contend for the one faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #23 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAY 29, 2016)
   


 Gender Roles in the Church --Steve Klein (MAY 29, 2016)
   


As our society continues to have issues understanding the difference between men and women, it is critical that we maintain a Biblical view of the importance and roles of both genders in the church.

 Being Exclusive in an Inclusive World --Steve Klein (MAY 29, 2016)
   


The world pressures us to be completely inclusive – to tolerate and accept any person, practice or belief no matter what. While Christianity is open to everyone, in order to follow Christ, Christians must conform exclusively to His will and His righteous judgement. The fact there is one God, one Lawgiver, one Savior, and one way to be saved excludes all others.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #22 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAY 25, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #21 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAY 22, 2016)
   


 Revelation Overcoming the Overwhelming --Steve Klein (MAY 22, 2016)
   


The simple message of the Book of Revelation is that, in the universal struggle between good and evil, Jesus wins! And those on His side will win too! Even though evil may seem overwhelming, saints who follow the Lord and trust in Him, will ultimately gain the victory with Him.

 When A Strong Man Doubts --Steve Klein (MAY 22, 2016)
   


Can one who is strong have doubt? John the Baptist even experienced questions and doubt when things didn't go how he expected. So how was that doubt removed and how can we gain lessons about doubt we may have today.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #20 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAY 18, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #19 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAY 15, 2016)
   


 The Spirit of the Proud (James 4) --Steve Klein (MAY 15, 2016)
   


The proud are abhorrent to God. But pride is a difficult disease to self-diagnose. The fourth chapter of James helps us with the problem. Study with us as we consider "The Spirit of the Proud" from James 4.

 Glorifying God with Our Lives --Steve Klein (MAY 15, 2016)
   


Christ glorified the father with his life (John 7:18). Are we Christians? If so we are to glorify God with out life the same way. We are to glorify God (not ourselves) with our good works, bearing fruit, maintaining unity, keeping our bodies pure, teaching others and suffering joyfully.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #18 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAY 11, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #17 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAY 8, 2016)
   


 When Rite Becomes Wrong: Turning Rituals into Ritualism --Steve Klein (MAY 8, 2016)
   


While rituals are good because we are training ourselves to do things a certain way, just think of the baseball batter, golfer, etc. How many times have they repeated their craft to become good at it. In Religion rituals like assembly, the partaking of the Lord's Supper, prayer and the like are good even commanded. When does it become wrong? When our hear is simply going through the motions. In this lesson, we will look into ways to identify this in ourselves and keep it from happening.

 White Washed or Washed White? --Steve Klein (MAY 8, 2016)
   


Something that has been whitewashed appears clean and white on the outside, but beneath the surface it is dark and dirty. As Christians we by washed white in the blood of Jesus and not merely whitewashed to give the appearance of holiness and purity.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #16 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAY 1, 2016)
   


 God's Expectation for Our Spiritual Growth --Jeff Shaver (MAY 1, 2016)
   


In our spiritual life we will either continue to grow or begin to rot. In this lesson Jeff, takes us through how our spiritual life begins as well as how we are to measure ourselves and grow. We end with a study of 2 Peter 1:5-11.

 The Witnesses of Jesus and Their Testimony --David Watson (MAY 1, 2016)
   


An eye witness in a court case is very powerful. Multiple witnesses giving matching testimony is even more powerful. This is what we have with respect to Jesus and His Resurrection. We have historical and Scriptural testimony of Jesus. Why is this so important? Well, without the resurrection, our faith is futile (1 Cor. 15:12-19).

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #15 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (APR 27, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #14 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (APR 24, 2016)
   


 Why do we have fear? --Micah Clem (APR 24, 2016)
   


Many have some personal fear, but when you consider how those of us in the United States have grown up do we really fear persecution? We are told that we will face persecution because of our faith. Are we allowing our own fears to limit what we should be doing each day as Christians.

 The Crucifixion of Our Savior --Jarrod Taylor (APR 24, 2016)
   


Take a look at the crucifixion of our Savior in some specific details. Sharing with you some insight to the medical/physical aspects of this very important event, and the spiritual significance to us as Christians.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #13 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (APR 20, 2016)
   


 For His NameÂ’s Sake (Genesis 11:4; Malachi 1:11; Psalm 135:13) --Steve Klein (APR 17, 2016)
   


A personÂ’s name often stands for their reputation, status or standing among men. GodÂ’s name cannot be exalted too highly. For His nameÂ’s sake He guides us, forgives us, revives us and restores us! For His nameÂ’s sake, His children endure persecution, share the gospel and work diligently for His glory.

 The Sect Spoken Against Everywhere (Acts 28:16-22) --Steve Klein (APR 17, 2016)
   


People of the world everywhere may have negative things to say about those who walk in the way of the Lord – a way which they may view as a religious sect. But honest people will want to learn the truth, and the Lord's people must remain steadfast, no matter what others say.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #12 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (APR 17, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #11 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (APR 13, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #10 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (APR 10, 2016)
   


 Humbled in His Sight --David Watson (APR 10, 2016)
   


What does it mean to humble ourselves before Him and what does that look like in our lives? Discussed are the qualities of a humble man and the reward of the humble. We can not have a relationship with God until we, from the heart, accept our guilt before His holiness and humble ourselves before Him.

 Godly Sorrow --Wayne Holt (APR 10, 2016)
   


There are many things that can lead us to personal sorrow. Do we show sorrow because we are caught, or we realize we hurt someone? What is the difference in worldly sorrow and what true Godly sorry can do for us?

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #9 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (APR 3, 2016)
   


 Perverting Paradise: How Human Lust and Desire turns Blessings into Curses (Genesis 2 & 3) --Steve Klein (APR 3, 2016)
   


Many sins are really just misuses or abuses of GodÂ’s blessings. From the time God placed man in the Garden of Eden, human lust and desire have turned blessings into curses. The beauty of nature has been made an idol. The beauty of the human has been turned into an object of lust through immodest dress, modern dancing and pornography. We must recognize the sinful nature of these activities and avoid them.

 Expecting the Unexpected --Steve Klein (APR 3, 2016)
   


While most of us have difficulty just expecting the expected, very few are prepared to deal with the unexpected in faith. God alone knows the future. He often uses unexpected events to work His will, to test faith, or to strengthen faith. As we pray prayers of faith, we would do well to expect God to answer them in unexpected ways.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #8 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (APR 3, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #7 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAR 27, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #7 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAR 27, 2016)
   


 Is Gambling a Sin? If so, what about playing the stock market? --Steve Klein (MAR 27, 2016)
   


Is gambling a sin? The Bible doesn’t specifically mention gambling, but it does reveal several principles of truth that enable us to discover the answer to that question.

 The Way That Leads to Life --Steve Klein (MAR 27, 2016)
   


The way that leads to life is hard because believing is hard, obedience is hard, and giving up things weÂ’ve become attached to is hard. The way is hard that leads to life, but it worth traveling.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #6 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAR 23, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #5 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAR 20, 2016)
   


 So God Made a Farmer --David Watson (MAR 20, 2016)
   


As Christians we have the duty to sow and work. Just a farmers we are to labor in the harvest. 1 Cor 3:9 discusses Paul and Apollos as “fellow workers” and this should be our approach to our Christian life. Do we offer excuses or do we work and enjoy the fruits of our labor?

 The Rich Young Ruler --Lorenzo Cum (MAR 20, 2016)
   


We can take three lessons from the story in Luke 18:18-23. 1. We must learn to be satisfied with what we have. 2. Our possessions can't keep us from following the Lord. 3. It takes God's help to have eternal salvation. Our reactions to these lessons are just as important as the lessons themselves. What will you do once your encounter the truth of the word.

 Are we building our lives with Integrity? --Steve Klein (MAR 13, 2016)
   


A life built without integrity, like a house of cards, will collapse. A life of integrity has makers which are known to God and recognized by men. Those who lack integrity need to carefully examine the rationale for their dishonesty.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #4 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAR 16, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #3 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAR 13, 2016)
   


 Increase My Faith When Truth Seems Upside Down --Steve Klein (MAR 13, 2016)
   


Many truths that the Lord asks us to believe and practice seem upside down at first glance. Examples include "the first will be last," "he humbles himself will be exalted," and "he who governs" should be "as he who serves." The most challenging of these truths may be that human suffering can bring rejoicing and glory. But full faith in the suffering Son of God can even make sense of that truth.

 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #2 --Gary Boyd, Jeff Smith (MAR 9, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q7: Divided Kingdom Part 2: Class #1 --Jeff Smith & Gary Boyd (MAR 6, 2016)
   


 Are there Apostles of Christ on Earth Today? --Steve Klein (MAR 6, 2016)
   


While many religious groups claim to have apostles of Christ living on earth today, the Scriptures show that no one today is qualified to be an apostle of Christ and that the apostles Jesus chose were entirely sufficient to do the work He intended for them to do.

 Unstable as Water --Steve Klein (MAR 6, 2016)
   


Of the many expressive symbolic phrases we find in the Bible, one of the most interesting is Jacob's description of Reuben: "Unstable as water, you shall not excel." Water is very unstable and represents qualities of character that are the opposite of what the Lord wants in His people. When water gets hot it steams. When it gets cold it hardens. Water follows the path of least resistance, takes whatever shape surrounds it, and readily becomes vapor. Our God is a rock, and we are stable if our rely on Him.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #23 --Wayne Holt (FEB 28, 2016)
   


 How to Identify the One True Church? And how do you decide which congregation to be a part of? --Steve Klein (FEB 28, 2016)
   


How does one identify the one true church, and how is a Christian to decide which congregation to be a part of? Answers to these important questions can only be found in Scripture. The church, as founded in the New Testament by Christ, has several identifying marks. Local congregations can be evaluated by comparing them to the pattern for local congregations seen in the New Testament. The organization, work and worship of a local congregation should enable Christians to collectively please God.

 Nehemiah: Accomplishing God's Work with Passion and Prayer --Steve Klein (FEB 28, 2016)
   


Nehemiah's dedication to God's work was fueled by a passionate love for God and for the welfare of God's people; that passion is clearly manifested in his prayer life. It can truly be said that Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem on his knees. We too can do extraordinary work for God, when we start with a heart filled with passion and a life filled with prayer.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #22 --Wayne Holt (FEB 24, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #21 --Wayne Holt (FEB 21, 2016)
   


 Hating Jesus --David Watson (FEB 21, 2016)
   


Why do people hate Jesus? Some feel Jesus is trying to take something from them. Some realize that accepting Jesus exposes our sins.

 Obstacles to Faith --Steve Klein (FEB 21, 2016)
   


We have heard other ask questions like “How can God allow that to happen?” and this can test our faith. There are difficult questions, but sometimes the answer to those questions can be a stumbling block to our faith. How can God condemn those who have never heard the gospel? This question is examined to build our faith in God.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #20 --Wayne Holt (FEB 17, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #18 --Wayne Holt (FEB 14, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #19 --Wayne Holt (FEB 14, 2016)
   


 Beloved - Experiencing the Love of Christ which passes knowledge Ephesians 3:19 --Steve Klein (FEB 14, 2016)
   


Christians are "beloved" of God. This means that we have been specially chosen by Him, we can rely on Him to give us justice, we have a reason to be pure and holy, and to love one another. Because He loves us, He is always with us, listening to our prayers. And because He loves us a glorious eternity awaits us.

 Perfect Hatred --Steve Klein (FEB 14, 2016)
   


God's children should hate sin like He does. If we know Him and respect Him, we will want to have the same attitude He does toward sin. This PERFECT HATRED will not allow us to love the things of the world or have fellowship with evil.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #17 --Wayne Holt (FEB 7, 2016)
   


 Elijah's Prayer --Steve Klein (FEB 7, 2016)
   


ElijahÂ’s prayer for rain teaches us a lot about how we should pray if we want our prayers to be effective. Even though we are mere humans, our prayers can be effective if we are righteous, fervent, persistent and confident when we pray.

 Joseph's Pit --Steve Klein (FEB 7, 2016)
   


Joseph was thrown in a pit and later sold into slavery by his brothers who envied and hated him. In spite of it all, Joseph lived a life of faithfulness. His circumstances did not nullify GodÂ’s plans or promises. We may also experience pits in our lives. We must not allow bitterness, despair or resentment to take control, but in faith we must trust GodÂ’s promises and providence, and wait patiently for Him to accomplish His will.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #16 --Wayne Holt (JAN 31, 2016)
   


 Little Tugs Parents & Children: Escorting one another to heaven! (Matthew 21:12-17) --Steve Klein (JAN 31, 2016)
   


Children influence us in many ways. They are great examples when it comes to faith, praising God, humility and purity of heart. They tug at our hearts as parents to show them affection, to train them in GodÂ’s ways, to discipline them, set good examples for them and pray for them.

 The Second Coming of Jesus --Steve Klein (JAN 31, 2016)
   


1 Thessalonians contains a lot of teaching on the second coming of Christ. His coming motivates us to repent, evangelize, love others, find comfort and be holy.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #15 --Wayne Holt (JAN 27, 2016)
   


 Lord Increase My Faith - Counting the cost of stronger faith --Bill Hall (JAN 26, 2016)
   


Am I ready to obey God rather than man? The book of Acts is filled with examples of the Apostles enduring great persecution for their faith. During their transition from poor faith to strong faith, their goals shifted from a physical position of honor to a spiritual position of service. If we join the crowd and compromise, we will not suffer because we are not worthy. As our faith grows, we will suffer and be worthy. We are not to be surprised that as our faith grows the world will hate us. The more we become like Jesus Christ, the world will hate us because they first hated him (John 15, Philippians 1, 1 Peter 4).

 Times We Need Strong Faith --Bill Hall (JAN 25, 2016)
   


Forgiveness can be difficult and requires much faith, even more difficult to repeat multiple times. In Luke 17:4 Jesus Christ instructs the apostles to do it seven times if asked. In addition, times of affliction requires a strong faith. The faith of the strongest Christian can waiver during tribulation. Lastly as we near death, our faith must be at its strongest to overcome fear. Note in Hebrews 11, how Joseph was highlighted for instructing his children to take his bones back "when" God fulfilled His promise to Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #14 --Wayne Holt (JAN 24, 2016)
   


 Degrees of Faith --Bill Hall (JAN 24, 2016)
   


This implies there can be weak and strong faith. The apostles ask Jesus Christ in Luke 17:5 to "Increase our faith". A lesson that points out the differences in individuals faith throughout the Bible. Are we working at increasing our own faith in God? Is our faith genuine?

 It's Time to Heal... the Sin Sick Soul --Steve Klein (JAN 24, 2016)
   


Sin is like a terminal illness; it is bound to bring death unless the power of God intervenes. Jesus came to heal our souls and save us from death. We must trust our Physician and His remedy!

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #13 --Wayne Holt (JAN 20, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #12 --Wayne Holt (JAN 17, 2016)
   


 Living In Laodicea --Steve Klein (JAN 17, 2016)
   


The problems with the church in Laodicea are replicated in many churches today. It is as if we are living in Laodicea. Our perception of reality is skewed and our passion for spiritual things is lukewarm. We desperately need to seek the spiritual values, vestments and vision that only the Lord can provide. Let us be zealous and repent!

 Pilate's Mistakes --Steve Klein (JAN 17, 2016)
   


Like Pilate, many do not know what to do with Jesus. Like Pilate, we may fail to take personal responsibility for our relationship with Jesus, or try to have a relationship with Him that is socially acceptable, or deny the guilt of our sins that caused Him to be crucified, or give up on Him altogether. What will you do with Jesus?

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #11 --Wayne Holt (JAN 13, 2016)
   


 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #10 --Wayne Holt (JAN 10, 2016)
   


 Where is Your Faith? --Steve Klein (JAN 10, 2016)
   


Jesus helped His apostles increase their faith by demonstrating His power, sharing His power with them, and challenging them to use it. He helps us in much the same way. Faith is increased by meeting difficult challenges. There is no easy way.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #9 --Wayne Holt (JAN 3, 2016)
   


 The Spirit of Power --Gary Boyd (JAN 3, 2016)
   


“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Each of us must not only understand the power of God, but the power that each of us as Christians have been granted and how we can use that power to change our lives and the lives of others.

 Increase My Faith --David Watson (JAN 3, 2016)
   


If we have faith as a mustard seed… Matt 17:20 At times it is important for us to realize our potential regarding our own faith. We must work to increase and cultivate our faith as the disciples worked to do in the New Testament. Through faith we can have joy and peace, but we can also cast out fear and doubt. As we go into the New Year let us each commit personally to "Increase My Faith".

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #8 --Wayne Holt (DEC 30, 2015)
   


 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #7 --Wayne Holt (DEC 27, 2015)
   


 The False Virtue of Moral Neutrality --Steve Klein (DEC 27, 2015)
   


The world tells us that moral neutrality and moral tolerance are great virtues, but the Scriptures reveal a much different picture. They are filled with clear moral judgments. God shows us right from wrong, enables us to tell a good man from a bad man, and gives us the responsibility of teaching, warning and loving those who are immoral.

 Born for Adversity - Bearing One Another's Burdens in the Family of God --Steve Klein (DEC 27, 2015)
   


Our theme at Eastside this year has been "We are Family." We are to follow the example of our elder brother Jesus Christ in helping each other bear burdens, deal with trials and temptations, and make it through life's hard times. We are born for adversity!

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #6 --Wayne Holt (DEC 23, 2015)
   


 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #4 --Wayne Holt (DEC 16, 2015)
   


 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #5 --Wayne Holt (DEC 20, 2015)
   


 Immediate Obedience --Steve Klein (DEC 20, 2015)
   


The gospel has stirred some to immediate obedience. What causes some to delay and what is the danger in delaying obedience in God? “I thought about my ways, and turned my feet to Your testimonies. I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments.” (Psalm 119:59-60)

 Reasoning with God --David Watson (DEC 20, 2015)
   


Are we ever unreasonable with God? To properly reason with God demands several qualities. Some to consider are freedom from bias, knowledge, humility, and having open ears. Looking at these qualities and determining if it is proper to reason with God is discussed.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #3 --Wayne Holt (DEC 13, 2015)
   


 Jesus The Light --Steve Klein (DEC 13, 2015)
   


As was prophesied long ago, Jesus came into this world to give light. His light enables self-examination, reveals the path we should walk, facilitates work, helps us understand God, and enables us to be thoroughly cleansed from sin. The light of Jesus brings hope and comfort into this dark and gloomy world.

 Changing Your Filter - Learning to screen what we hear, say, and see --Steve Klein (DEC 13, 2015)
   


Like the filter of a central air unit, there are filters for our souls that must be kept in peek operating condition in order to prevent the inner man from becoming polluted. We must filter what we hear, what we say and what we see.

 The Bible Series Q6: Divided Kingdom Part 1: Class #1 --Wayne Holt (DEC 6, 2015)
   


 God's Nation --Steve Klein (DEC 6, 2015)
   


While it may be said that the United States was founded on "?principles of Christianity", Christians are mistaken if they think that the USA is somehow God's special holy nation above all others on earth. For one thing, many of the founders were Calvinists, and their concepts of government were tainted by Calvin's error. But more importantly, GodÂ’s Nation is the church, the Kingdom of His dear Son, which transcends all nations, and whose citizens are the saved throughout the world.

 More Holiness Give Me (Ephesians 1:4) --Steve Klein (DEC 6, 2015)
   


God wants us to be holy, and we should want that too. While it is true that we cannot be holy without God's help, Christians must realize that we must cooperate with God in the process. We must choose to ABOUND IN LOVE, PUT ON THE NEW MAN, and BE A SLAVE TO DOING RIGHT!

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #22 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (NOV 29, 2015)
   


 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #23 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (NOV 29, 2015)
   


 Are We Getting the Cart Before the Horse, Or Are We Putting First Things First? --Steve Klein (NOV 29, 2015)
   


There is a logical order and proper sequence to many things in life. In the spiritual realm, we must get that order right when it comes to doctrine and practice if we wish to please God.

 How Deep Are You? --Steve Klein (NOV 29, 2015)
   


Measuring our spiritual depth is something we should all do. It is a measure of how immersed ones faith is. It can also show areas of shallowness that we need to address in our study, prayers, worship and love.

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #21 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (NOV 22, 2015)
   


 Filled with Mercy --Steve Klein (NOV 22, 2015)
   


Merciful is a word that characterizes a Christian’s life. The old King James Version describes Christians as having “bowels of mercy.” Being filled with mercy, and acting as instruments of God, Christians will graciously provide for the physical and spiritual needs of others. Being filled with mercy has great power to change lives, to the glory of God.

 No one takes it from Me --Steve Klein (NOV 22, 2015)
   


Long before Jesus was crucified, He GAVE His life into the hand of His Father in Heaven. He faced death with courage and serenity. The forfeited life is the liberated life. If you have already given your life, no one can take it or your possessions from you.

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #20 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (NOV 18, 2015)
   


 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #19 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (NOV 15, 2015)
   


 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #18 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (NOV 15, 2015)
   


 Uniting a House Divided --Steve Klein (NOV 15, 2015)
   


A house divided cannot stand. We must work for unity in our homes and in the church so that we may serve and glorify God acceptably.

 Limits of a Limitless God --Steve Klein (NOV 15, 2015)
   


God's limitless power is limited by His holiness. He cannot lie or break a promise, and that includes the promise that He has made to punish the disobedient. If we are expecting God to save us without believing, repenting and obeying, we are expecting God to do something that He cannot do!

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #17 (Psalms Part 1) --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (NOV 8, 2015)
   


 The Peace of God --David Watson (NOV 8, 2015)
   


We serve a God of peace in a world of suffering. Christ is called the "Prince of Peace". We can find peace in God through faith, knowledge of God and love of his word. However, it peace does not come automatically. It must be pursued. It will gaurd our hearts and provide courage and happiness while we journey through life.

 What Are We To Do With The Beam? (Luke 6:39-42) --Tracy Moyers (NOV 8, 2015)
   


A few weeks ago, Steve had a great lesson on “Judge Not!”. In the same passage (Matthew 7 and Luke 6), God tells us who we should examine and that is ourselves. What are we to do with that beam that is in our eye keeping us from helping our brother. First we are told to notice it and then we should remove it. After taking care of ourselves we are ready to be of service to our fellow man.

 By Many or by Few --Eric Reynolds (NOV 3, 2015)
   


Our faith can be mighty as we see in the story of Jonathan the son of King Saul. When we follow God and have faith in His might we can accomplish God's will by many or by few. Faith allows us to see the unseen, trust in the unknown and glorify God and encourage others.

 Faith and the Unknown (Everyone Has Questions) --Eric Reynolds (NOV 2, 2015)
   


Everyone has questions. How do men of faith prevail as we look at men like Abraham, Job and the Apostles? It wasn't about what they didn't know. Even when they didn't understand they stood on the promises that he made to them.

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #16 (Job) --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (NOV 1, 2015)
   


 Holy in an Unholy Land --Eric Reynolds (NOV 1, 2015)
   


Things that used to be strange are now normal. We see today that we can find following God's word is what is strange. Looking at the example of Daniel being Holy in an Unholy Land we can learn how we should act as Christians today.

 A Willing Heart --Eric Reynolds (NOV 1, 2015)
   


We may ask questions like: Do I have to ...? (Things with regard to our service to God) Is this the right question for us to ask? We look at the people in Exodus as an example, and compare that to New Testament verses that help us understand that God's grace should lead us to a willing heart. We must examine what God has done for me and what my reaction should be regarding that.

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #15 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (OCT 28, 2015)
   


 Prayer Warriors Part 2 --Steve Klein (OCT 25, 2015)
   


Prayer Warriors part 2. Christians are in a mighty conflict against the "hosts of wickedness." God has provided us with strong armor for the battle. Once we are clad in the whole armor, our prime directive is to "pray always."

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #14 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (OCT 25, 2015)
   


 Prayer Warrior --Steve Klein (OCT 25, 2015)
   


Christians are in a mighty conflict against the "hosts of wickedness." God has provided us with strong armor for the battle. Once we are clad in the whole armor, our prime directive is to "pray always."

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #13 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (OCT 21, 2015)
   


 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #12 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (OCT 18, 2015)
   


 Many are Dying to Hear the Gospel --Steve Klein (OCT 18, 2015)
   


Spreading the gospel to a lost and dying world is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian. LetÂ’s be committed to evangelism and to supporting those who are giving their lives to spread the good news!

 Do Not Judge --Steve Klein (OCT 18, 2015)
   


While it may be necessary to make judgments about others in certain situations, what does Jesus mean when He tells us to "Judge not"? In the context, He is forbidding judging others harshly and hypocritically. We also should not judge by appearance, in areas of liberty. We must not act as THE Judge! Our primary focus is not to condemn but to restore.

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #11 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (OCT 14, 2015)
   


 Love Thy Neighbors --Brian Simmons, Ian Lacasse (OCT 11, 2015)
   


 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #10 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (OCT 11, 2015)
   


 The Kindness and Severity of God --David Watson (OCT 11, 2015)
   


Romans 11:22 brings out two very important aspects of God’s nature – His kindness and severity. These two characteristics of God can be traced throughout the entire Bible, whether it be in statements made about Him or in His dealings with man. Do we recognize the kindness and severity of God?

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #9 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (OCT 4, 2015)
   


 It's Murder Out There --Steve Klein (OCT 4, 2015)
   


There are many ways that one can pass from this earth. Murder happens to often in our world today. There are multiple ways that murder can occur and different motives that drive people to do this. In the end God hates murder, and those who commit it will not enter into His kingdom.

 Would You Be Persuaded...If Someone Rose from the Dead? --Steve Klein (OCT 4, 2015)
   


As incredible as it seems, some would not believe and obey the truth even if someone came back from the dead to tell them (Luke 16:31). Jesus DID come back from the dead! Do we believe Him? Will we obey Him?

 The Bible Series Q5: Give Us a King Part 2: Class #8 --Greg Nix, Tim Richter (SEP 30, 2015)
   


 Godliness --Scott Abernathy (SEP 23, 2015)
   


 Daring to Hope for Glory --Steve Klein (SEP 27, 2015)
   


Sometimes as Christians, we become so burdened down in coping with the pain, suffering and disappointment of this life that we forget why we are enduring such things, and that makes our existence all the more grim and unpleasant. Let us never forget the hope of glory, which brightens our days and makes everything we must endure here pale by comparison.

 God's Law --Steve Klein (SEP 27, 2015)