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Feb 3, 2020 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Righteousness is a major feature and conversation in Christianity.  What's it all about? What Is Righteousness? Righteousness
Topics: righteousness, justification, indignation, christ, jesus, spirit
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Feb 3, 2020 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The Roman Christians were enduring difficulties.  The Apostle Paul worked diligently to encourage them in Romans 8:1-39.  The Gospel is thoroughly found here; none can hear and walk away unaffected. No Condemnation | Romans 8:1-11 Adoption and Redemption | Romans 8:12-23 Our Hope | Romans 8:24-30 God's Love | Romans 8:31-39
Topics: Paul, romans, christ, jesus, god, spirit, righteousness, resurrection, adoption, inheritance,...
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Dec 31, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Join us as we explore some aspects of life in the Christian faith. Encouragement Down in Christ Youth and Age
Topics: encouragement, discouragement, strength, building up, edification, despair, faith, youth, age,...
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Nov 24, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Much can be gained from Jesus' instruction.  Let us consider some of His messages. Counting the Cost | Luke 14:25-33 Establishing Priorities | Luke 10:38-42
Topics: jesus, luke, instruction, salvation, priorities, service, prayer, renunciation, sacrifice
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Oct 20, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Christians are called upon to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in all things. The New Testament was written in the first century; we live in the twenty-first.  How, then, shall we serve Jesus today? Serving Jesus in Education Serving Jesus at Work Serving Jesus in Relationships Serving Jesus in His Church Serving Jesus in the Community Serving Jesus in America
Topics: jesus, christ, education, student, teacher, educator, work, idol, covetousness, greed,...
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Aug 18, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The prophets, at times, spoke words of hope, comfort, and restoration for Israel in the latter days.  These passages are cherished to this day for their messages of hope and encouragement.  Nevertheless, to be understood, one must appreciate the difficulties and distress Israel would have to undergo before the comfort could be applied. Comfort My People | Isaiah 40:1-31 The New Covenant | Jeremiah 31:1-40 The Outpouring of the Spirit | Joel 2:1-32
Topics: isaiah, jeremiah, joel, spirit, outpouring, covenant, ephraim, israel, judah, exile, restoration,...
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Jul 28, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Deuteronomy 7:1-26 features some challenging commands.  And yet from this passage we can learn much about holiness and how people are to put their trust and confidence in God. A People Holy to YHWH | Deuteronomy 7:1-26
Topics: israel, moses, christians, election, faith, trust, confidence, power, canaan, remnant
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Jul 28, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Lament isn't anyone's idea of a good time. Yet it proves necessary for healthy living.  Life without lament is like living with a dead body in a room: the putrefaction will be evident, and life cannot function well until the body in the room is addressed! The Necessity of Lament The Power of Lament
Topics: lament, mourning, grief, pain, distress, lamentation, health, individual, corporate
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Jun 9, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Paul wrote what is likely an encyclical letter of which we have the copy sent to the Ephesians.  Few letters say so much in so little; if you would like to understand the essence of what it means to believe in Jesus and participate in His work, you can do much worse than Paul's letter to the Ephesians. Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ | Ephesians 1:1-23 Salvation and Reconciliation | Ephesians 2:1-22 Revelation of the Mystery of Christ | Ephesians 3:1-21 Preserving the Unity of the Spirit |...
Topics: paul, ephesians, salvation, blessing, church, kingdom, household code, powers, principalities,...
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Apr 2, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Who are we? For what do we stand? Is there still validity to the restoration plea in the 21st century? Join us as we explore our heritage to see who we are, why we are as we are, what is good, and what is lamentable in our heritage in the Restoration Movement as churches of Christ. Seek the Old Paths Undenominational Christianity No Creed But Christ Bible Names for Bible Doctrines Speak Where the Bible Speaks; Be Silent Where the Bible Is Silent Soundness White Supremacy and the People of God
Topics: christianity, churches of christ, restoration movement, stone-campbell movement, faith
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Jan 27, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Authority exists; all authority is of God, and God empowers all in authority.  All of us, whether we recognize it or not, live by and under authority.  Let us explore authority, its nature, roles of authority, and its abuse. By What Authority? A Crisis of Authority The Authority of God the Father The Lord Jesus Christ Authority, the Spirit, and the Word Civil Government Elders and Deacons Authority in the Household Personal Empowerment Living Under Authority Abuse of Authority Legalism...
Topics: authority, power, God, Jesus, powers, principalities, government, elders, husbands, family,...
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Jan 27, 2019 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Community and covenant are important aspects of the faith in Christ.  We do well to explore them. The Importance of Community Covenant in the Bible
Topics: church, community, covenant, old testament, new testament
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Dec 31, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The core of the final "half" of John's Gospel centers on Jesus' final discourse with His eleven disciples.  Jesus wished to prepare the disciples for His departure and their commission, and there is much profit for Christians to gain from hearing what the Lord has said. The Way, the Truth, and the Life | John 13:31-14:14 The Comforter | John 14:15-31, 16:4-15 The Vine | John 15:1-17 The Hatred of the World | John 15:18-16:3 Tribulation and Victory | John 16:16-33 The High Priestly...
Topics: jesus, john, disciples, death, resurrection, discipleship, faith, comforter, helper, holy spirit,...
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Oct 21, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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God has established His purposes for local churches.  Join us as we explore what God would have the local church be and do. The Local Church in God's Eternal Purpose The Local Church and Facilities The Church Is Not a Building
Topics: god, jesus, christ, local church, church, building, facilities, purpose
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Sep 16, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The prophets warned Israel, Judah, and the Jews regarding the day of YHWH, a day of visitation in judgment.  They were not light, but darkness; terrible, horrific, devastating tragedies.  The days of YHWH feature prominently in Scripture; we do well to learn from them. The Day of YHWH in 722 The Day of YHWH in 586 The Day of YHWH in 70
Topics: god, israel, judah, jesus, covenant, judgment, assyria, babylon, rome, nations, faithfulness,...
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Aug 15, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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His name conjures up fear and loathing: Satan.  Many controversies surround Satan, which suits him.  Whether a person believes he does not exist, is responsible for everything negative, or somewhere in-between, our views of Satan are influenced more by portrayals in culture than anything in Scripture.  Join us as we explore what can be learned of Satan in the Bible. Satan in the Old Testament Satan in the New Testament
Topics: bible, satan, devil, evil one, accuser, adversary, lucifer, mephistopheles, evil, sin, death
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Jul 29, 2018 Adam Gyrion
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Christians in America enjoy many blessings and opportunities, but America also provides temptations toward idolatry.  Join Adam as he warns against some specifically American forms of idolatry.
Topics: christianity, america, united states, politics, guns, legislation, kingdom
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Jul 29, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The Scriptures speak of the people of God and their experiences.  We today can learn much from them. Jacob to Israel: Wrestling With God | Genesis 32:22-32 Follow YHWH or Baal | 1 Kings 18:20-40 Daniel in the Lion's Den | Daniel 6:1-24 To the Work! | Nehemiah 4:1-23
Topics: israel, jacob, israel, elijah, yhwh, baal, daniel, darius, exile, nehemiah, wall, church, work
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May 20, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Paul had heard of the faith of the Colossian Christians and wished to encourage them to stand firm and rooted in Christ, the source of all wisdom and knowledge, to look nowhere else, and to follow His higher way. The Glorious Christ | Colossians 1:1-23 Striving for Edification | Colossians 1:24-2:7 The Danger of Plunderers | Colossians 2:8-23 The Higher Way | Colossians 3:1-17 Walking in Wisdom | Colossians 3:18-4:18
Topics: paul, colossians, jesus, wisdom, knowledge, faith, mysticism, gnosticism, judaizers, trust,...
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May 20, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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We are hearing all sorts of news about abuse, assault, and harassment allegations now brought to light. #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements have exposed the prevalence of such behaviors, even unfortunately among those who would profess the Lord Jesus. What do the Scriptures teach about abuse, assault, and harassment, and how should Christians respond to such claims and behaviors? Abuse, Assault, and Harassment
Topics: abuse, assault, harassment, sexual, emotional, physical, christianity, christ, sin, metoo, churchtoo
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Mar 25, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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People are full of questions about the heavenly realm.  What and where is it?  Who is there?  What does it have to do with us?  We explore what Scripture has to say about heaven and the heavenly realm. Heaven Heaven and the Afterlife The Kingdom of Heaven What is "Spiritual"? The Heavenlies
Topics: heaven, heavenlies, kingdom, afterlife, god, jesus, dimension, sky, atmosphere, space, universe,...
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Mar 25, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and for ever. Amen ( 2 Peter 3:18 ). Peter provided what he expected to be his final exhortation; he left a message ringing in the ears of all Christians: grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. Growing in grace means dispensing with Neo-Stoic moralism and trusting in God and His strength; growing in knowledge goes well beyond grasping facts intellectually to something far more profound. We...
Topics: jesus, peter, grace, knowledge, growth, neo-stoicism, moralism, philosophy
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Jan 28, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The Bible is the great revelation of God to mankind.  Join us as we explore the Bible and its position in Christianity. What Is the Bible? The Message of the Bible The Authority of the Bible The Inspiration of the Bible The Bible: Our Spiritual Standard The New Testament Text The Old Testament Text Bible Versions and Differences in Texts Bible Versions and Differences in Translation Interpreting the Bible: Basic Hermeneutics Interpreting the Bible: Literal and Figurative Language Interpreting...
Topics: The Bible, Scriptures, Old Testament, New Testament, Christianity, Jesus
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Jan 23, 2018 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" ( Acts 20:34-35 ). Giving is a crucial part of Christianity; we have been given much by God so that we can be a blessing to others.  Yet for any to give, someone must receive.  We do well to...
Topics: Christianity, giving, receiving, God, church
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Dec 24, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Some have remained faithful to God's purposes throughout time.  We do well to explore how we can be faithful people for God. A Man After God's Own Heart One Who Stands in the Breach A Mother In Israel
Topics: david, god, psalms, breach, moses, ezekiel, sin, prayer, mother, deborah, abel, jerusalem, zion,...
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Nov 25, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Christians know that life is all about relational unity between God and man in Christ (John 17:20-23).  But has that knowledge been absorbed in the heart?  Far too often we give lip service to Christianity while living according to the ways of the world.  We do well to explore common alternatives to life in Christ. Is Life All About Work? Is Life All About Me? Is Life All About Family? Is Life All About the Here and Now? Is Life All About Power?
Topics: life, christianity, work, me, family, here, now, power, gospel
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Nov 25, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The Western world has become disenchanted, expelling God from His own creation. The result has proven less than pleasant. God is the God of the living, not the dead; the universe is not a lifeless void with us as a cosmic accident, but full of the glory of God with humans as His crowning creation. Disenchantment
Topics: god, creation, universe, science, enchantment, disenchantment
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Oct 10, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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To the world Christianity seems utterly foolish...but the foolishness of God is wiser than man, and the weakness of God is stronger than man.  Join us as we explore what it means for the Christian to uphold the foolishness of the cross, the resurrection, and the Christian Life The Folly of the Crucifixion The Folly of the Resurrection The Folly of the Christian Life
Topics: cross, crucifixion, resurrection, jesus, christianity, suffering, humility, nonviolence
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Jun 25, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry, Wayne Byrd
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"And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it" ( Matthew 16:18 ). Based on Peter's confession Jesus proclaims that He would establish His ekklesia , His assembly or church.  Join us as we explore the nature of the church as made known in the pages of Scripture. The Nature of the Church: Perceiving the Church of Christ The Nature of the Church: The Church as Ekklesia The Nature of the...
Topics: church, ekklesia, body, temple, congregation, christianity, assembly
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Apr 18, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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There is great power in example and influence to persuade to greater things and to change lives.  As Christians we do well to understand example and influence and how to leverage our own for the glory of God. The Power of Example The Power of Influence Power, Example, and Influence
Topics: power, jesus, influence, persuasion, example, Scripture, God
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Apr 2, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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They travel with Jesus; they serve Jesus; they demonstrate great faith in Jesus.  We know more about some of them than some of the Apostles.  But we rarely hear about Jesus' female followers.  We do well to consider what we can know about some of them. Mary Magdalene Mary and Martha Mary, Mother of Jesus
Topics: jesus, disciples, women, mary magdalene, martha, mary, virgin mary
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Feb 28, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Israel enjoyed a time of prosperity under Jeroboam (II).  All seemed well, and yet YHWH warned Israel through Hosea of imminent danger.  Thirty years later it came to pass.  We do well to explore what YHWH made known to Israel through Hosea. Hosea and Gomer, YHWH and Israel | Hosea 1:1-3:1 YHWH vs. Israel | Hosea 4:1-5:15 Covenant Transgressors | Hosea 6:1-7:16 Reaping the Whirlwind | Hosea 8:1-10:15 Israel My Child | Hosea 11:1-12:14 The Guilt of Samaria and Ephraim | Hosea 13:1-14:9
Topics: old testament, prophets, israel, hosea, samaria, ephraim, assyria, judgment, idolatry, foreign...
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Feb 6, 2017 Kaku Barkoh
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God has called His people to unity in one body, whether Jew or Gentile, male or female, white or black or Latino ( Romans 12:3-8 , 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 , Ephesians 4:1-16 ). The Devil foments divisions based on social and cultural constructs and perceived realities. We do well to acknowledge the existence of racism, resist its influence, and love all people as God has loved us in Christ. We thank Kaku Barkoh for bearing witness and proclaiming this powerful message.
Topics: race, religion, black, white, reconciliation
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Feb 6, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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What are the basics of Christianity?  We do well to explore the fundamentals of the faith. Who Is God? Who Is Jesus? Who Is the Holy Spirit? What is the Bible? By What Authority? What Is Salvation? What Is Faith? What Is Righteousness? What Is Sin? What Is the Church? What is the Afterlife? What is the Resurrection?
Topics: god, jesus, christ, holy spirit, bible, scripture, faith, righteousness, justification,...
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Feb 6, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Americans may want to think they are not accountable to anyone; God would beg to differ. We will not prove spiritually healthy or mature unless we prove willing to live with accountability before God and our fellow believers. Accountability
Topics: accountability, judgment, god, church, people
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Feb 6, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The Hebrews author writes to encourage Christians in their faith.  We do well to draw strength from him as well. Our Race and Our Discipline | Hebrews 12:1-14 Let Us Receive the Kingdom | Hebrews 12:15-29
Topics: hebrews, discipline, race, kingdom, encouragement
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Jan 8, 2017 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Indeed, "no one ever spoke like this man" ( John 7:45 )! Even those who opposed Jesus recognize His standing as an excellent teacher.  We do well to learn not only from Jesus' instruction itself but also how He sought to instruct people in the faith. Jesus' Parables Jesus Trains His Disciples Jesus Confronts His Opponents
Topics: jesus, christ, gospel, teaching, instruction, pedagogy, training
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Dec 4, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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What are we looking for out of life? Join us as we explore one of the most important questions in life. ONE God ONE Man ONE Another ONE Story
Topics: god, jesus, christianity, humanity, church, oneness, unity
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Oct 16, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Peter declares that Christians are as exiles and sojourners on the earth (1 Peter 1:1, 2:11).  What does that look like?  How do we live in this time of sojourn? Kingdom Refugees Love the Brotherhood Our Responsibility to the World
Topics: world, culture, society, christianity, jesus, church, christian, exile, sojourn, refugee, love
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Sep 25, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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For every prophet faithfully communicating the word of YHWH to Israel, many others claimed to have contradictory messages from YHWH which He had not spoken.  The messages of the latter appealed to the people. As Israel was beset by the false prophets, so the church was beset by false teachers.  They also spoke messages which appealed to the people.  We do well to consider from Scripture what is revealed about the false prophets and teachers lest we fall according to the same pattern of...
Topics: christianity, church, israel, prophets, teachers, false prophets, false teachers, god, nationalism,...
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Aug 21, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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In Christianity, growth is not optional.  We either grow in our faith or atrophy into weakness and death.  We do well to explore how we can mature in Christ. Maturing in Christ: Its Necessity Maturing in Christ: Its Development
Topics: maturity, faith, growth, spiritual development, jesus, hebrews
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Aug 21, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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It's one thing to profess Jesus as Lord; it's quite another to submit to Him in all things.  As in all things, it begins with the mind; it must begin with our worldview, our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about how things work.  Will we repent and be rooted and edified in Christ?  Or will we persist in thought patterns dictated by worldly philosophy? A Biblical Worldview: Its Necessity Philosophy and Vain Deceit Rooted and Edified in Christ
Topics: colossians, jesus, worldview, philosophy, assumptions, beliefs, faith
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Jul 4, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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From Exodus through Revelation the people of God have many times endured trials in sojourn and exile.  We do well to learn from Biblical examples of sojourn and exile as we seek to glorify God in our lives. Sojourners and Exiles Pining for Egypt Jeremiah's Letter Elect Exiles Overcoming the Beast
Topics: exile, sojourn, old testament, new testament, babylon, egypt, christians, israel
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May 17, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The good news of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, is a most compelling message.  Yet Jesus did not write anything down; everything we know about Him comes from those men whom He selected and trained to take His message to the world.  These are the men who would turn the world upside down. Simon Peter John son of Zebedee The "Minor Nine" Apostles Judas Iscariot Barnabas Paul
Topics: apostles, jesus, peter, paul, judas, disciples, church, christianity
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Mar 31, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Mountains stand as continual reminders of God's majesty and our smallness.  Mountains define the landscape of Israel; events which take place on mountains define the people of Israel and give understanding into the purposes of God. Mount Sinai / Horeb Mount Carmel Mount Golgotha / Calvary Mount Moriah / Zion
Topics: mountains, sinai, calvary, zion, carmel
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Feb 28, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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A lot of people think they have left stories behind them. Yet we all understand who we are and what we are about through stories. Is our story that of the people of God? Our Story
Topics: story, culture, narrative, foundation, jesus, faith, israel, god, creator
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Feb 23, 2016 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Early Christians came together on the first day of the week as the assembly and participated in spiritual activities to edify and encourage one another.  We do well to follow their example and do the same. Acts of the Assembly: Bible Study Giving The Lord's Supper Praying Preaching Singing
Topics: church, worship, assembly, singing, praying, eucharist, lords supper, preaching, giving,...
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Dec 28, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Who is Jesus?  How can He be fully God and fully human?  How does that work?  The first 400 years of Christianity was full of disputation about issues related to Jesus: adoptionism, docetism, Arianism, Nestorianism, and Monophysitism.  We do well to explore these controversies so that history need not repeat itself! Christological Controversies (1) Christological Controversies (2)
Topics: jesus, god, trinity, heresy, nicaea, chalcedon
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Dec 28, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Jesus of Nazareth had entered Jerusalem in triumph. Within a week He was betrayed, tried, and executed. How could this be if he were the Christ, the Son of the Living God? Why did Jesus die? Jesus' Death
Topics: jesus, death, crucifixion, atonement, salvation, redemption
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Dec 28, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Moses and the prophets spoke of the Christ who was to come. Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled all such expectations. Praise God for His Son! Prophecies of the Christ
Topics: christ, old testament, prophets
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Nov 23, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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"Worship" and the assembly are major elements of modern Christianity.  Join us as we explore what the New Testament teaches regarding "worship," the assembly, and its place in the Christian life. Understanding Worship Worship and the Assembly The Assembly and the Christian Life
Topics: worship, church, assembly, christianity, life
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Oct 30, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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What benefit is there for a person to serve God?  The ultimate answer may surprise you. The Blessings of Being a Christian
Topics: god, jesus, holy spirit, blessings
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Oct 18, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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God established a healthy understanding of and purpose for sexuality for humans (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6).  Our culture, however, has promoted a counterfeit sexuality, suggesting what is broken, impoverished, and degraded to really be healthy and beneficial.  Sexuality as Identity? Sexuality Reduced to Physical Impulse Sexuality as God Sexuality as Babel
Topics: sexuality, culture, gender, pornography, adultery, fornication, sexually deviant behavior
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Aug 25, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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All kinds of preaching has been done about what sex should not be and advising people to wait. But what do the Scriptures say sex should be? And what if there are deep connections with God Himself? A Theology of Sexuality Sexuality in Light of the Resurrection Sexuality in Light of the Fall
Topics: sex, sexuality, theology, god, relational unity, resurrection, sin
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Jul 31, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Habakkuk Righteous men see the immorality, injustice, and oppression among them, and often lament such conditions before God. Habakkuk learned that God’s answers to such sins are not necessarily the answers the people of God, righteous or unrighteous, want to hear. Habakkuk is the thirty-fifth book in most English Bibles; in the Hebrew Bible it is part of the Nevi’im , the Prophets; in the Greek Septuagint Habakkuk is the eighth of the Duodecim (Latinized; Dodeka in Greek), “the...
Topics: old testament, prophets, hebrew bible, habakkuk, faith, judgment, hebrew bible, habakkuk, prophet,...
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Jul 2, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The Second Temple Period proved to be a challenging time for Israel.  How could they serve YHWH despite foreign oppression?  Through Daniel, Esther, Nehemiah, and Esther, God would show the way. Jews in the Second Temple Period: Daniel Jews in the Second Temple Period: Esther Jews in the Second Temple Period: Nehemiah Jews in the Second Temple Period: Ezra
Topics: jewish people, old testament, daniel, esther, nehemiah, ezra, hebrew bible, second temple
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Jun 2, 2015 Shane Scott
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The Bible is full of examples of how God proved willing to get His "hands dirty" in order to save mankind. No example is more moving than that of His Son on the cross.
Topics: jesus, christianity, cross
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Jun 2, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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We like to think that we've progressed and are wiser than our ancestors.  Nevertheless, when we read Ecclesiastes, we get the uncomfortable realization that not as much as changed as we might have imagined.  There is still great wisdom to be learned from the Preacher; in these four lessons we consider some of what he has said. Wisdom From Ecclesiastes: All is Vain (Ecclesiastes 1:2-11) Wisdom From Ecclesiastes: The End of Pleasure and Labor (Ecclesiastes 2:1-26) Wisdom From Ecclesiastes: The...
Topics: ecclesiastes, wisdom, christianity, preaching
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Jun 2, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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How should Christians live?  Paul sets forth the type of fruit Christians should exhibit in Galatians 5:22-24.  Love Rejoice! Peace Longsuffering and Patience Kindness and Mercy Gentleness and Meekness Self-Control and Sobriety
Topics: christianity, righteousness, love, peace, righteousness
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May 18, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Paul was in Rome in prison.  He remembered the Christians of Philippi fondly.  He wrote to them to encourage them despite trial.  Join us as we explore Paul's letter to the Philippians. Worthy of the Gospel (Philippians 1:1-30) Christ's Mind in You (Philippians 2:1-30) Pressing on to the Goal (Philippians 3:1-21) Standing Fast in the Lord (Philippians 4:1-23)
Topics: christianity, paul, new testament, epistles, philippians
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May 18, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Jesus commissioned His followers to go and make disciples, baptizing and teaching them (Matthew 28:18-20).  What better way to go out and teach than by establishing group Bible studies in the community?
Topics: bible study, evangelism, jesus, gospel
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May 18, 2015 Ethan R. Longhenry
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By what means is a person saved in Jesus? Hear Believe Confess and Repent Be Baptized Obey and Develop Man's Divergences from God's Plan
Topics: salvation, jesus, christianity, belief, obedience, grace, faith, baptism, confession, repentance
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Apr 15, 2014 Ethan R. Longhenry
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"Christ" is not Jesus' last name. It is a title expressing the hope of Israel: a King to defeat the enemies of the people of God. Jesus is the King, the Messiah and Christ, the Lord, but not in the way Israel expected. Sermon outline here .
Topics: Christianity, spirituality, religion, Jesus, Gospel, Messiah, Christ, King, Israel, church
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Apr 15, 2014 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Jesus is not "just" a prophet. But He is the Prophet who came into the world, and He shows us the way forward to the Father. Sermon outline here
Topics: Christianity, spirituality, religion, Jesus, Gospel, prophet, Israel
Cratediggers
Apr 15, 2014 Ethan R. Longhenry
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Jesus called Himself the Son of Man for good reason. He would obtain an everlasting Kingdom through what He experienced as Daniel saw. Sermon outline here .
Topics: Christianity, spirituality, Jesus, Son of Man, resurrection, Gospel
Cratediggers
Apr 15, 2014 Ethan R. Longhenry
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The New Testament was written so that we might believe Jesus is the Son of God. We do well to confess Him as such and live accordingly! Sermon outline here .
Topics: Christianity, spirituality, Jesus, God
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Apr 15, 2014 Ethan R. Longhenry
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An exploration into God's grace: what it means, its importance, and its limitations. Sermon outline available here .
Topics: God, Christianity, spirituality, faith, grace, salvation, Jesus, grace, salvation
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Apr 15, 2014 Ethan R. Longhenry
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An exposition of Romans 1-4 and Galatians 3 to ascertain how Paul understood the relationship between faith, works, and grace. Sermon outline available here .
Topics: Paul, grace, faith, works, reformation, justification, faith, works, grace, justification,...