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Topic Index


Accusation

Accusation


Adversity

Prayer Confessions for Hard Times
Where is Jesus When You Need Him?
Trials of the Spirit [MS Word]
When It's Not That Easy: Anger [ppt]
When It's Not That Easy: I've Suffered a Serious Blow [ppt]
When It's Not That Easy: I Feel Like an Outcast [ppt]
When It's Not That Easy: I Feel Overwhelmed & Depressed [ppt]
When It's Not That Easy: Becoming a Church That Heals [ppt]
Clay Pots, Great Glory [ppt]


Angels

Angels


Beliefs: Bible Doctrines Baptists Believe

The Lordship of Christ
Regeneration (the New Birth)
A Believers Church
The Priesthood of All Believers
Believers Baptism


Bible

Is the New Testament Reliable? [ppt]


Bitterness

Journey Out of Bitterness [ppt]


The Blood of Jesus

Holy Week Devotional Readings on the Blood [pdf]


Christmas

Reacting to Christmas
What Child is This?
The Incarnation of Jesus Christ
Joseph: When God Picks a Father [MS Word]
Mary: When God Does the Impossible [MS Word]
Reflections from the Wise Men [MS Word]
The Visit, Luke 1:67-79 [ppt]
When Christmas is Over, Matt. 2:10-23 [ppt]
Christmas Colors [ppt]
The Couple God Uses, Luke 1:5-17 [ppt, no bg]
The Father Sending [ppt, no bg]


Church Membership

Church Membership [Audio]
Expectations of Church Membership [Audio]


Church Vision

Make Room for More! State of the Church 2001
We Can't Rest Yet, Nehemiah 4:6-14 [ppt]


Commitment

Committed to the Lord [MS Word]
Committed to Worship [MS Word]
Committed to the Church [MS Word]


Contentment

Journey into Contentment [ppt]


Cross, of Christ

The Offense of the Cross [ppt, no bg]
The Curse of the Cross [ppt, no bg]
The Significance of the Cross [ppt, no bg]
Experience the Cross [ppt, no bg]
The Triumph of the Cross [ppt, no bg]
Holy Week Devotional Readings on the Blood [pdf]


The Da Vinci Code

Is the New Testament Reliable? [ppt]
Is Jesus God? [ppt]
Was Jesus a Married Man? [ppt]


Deacons

The Biblical Role of Deacons


Discipleship

A Disciple Has a Relationship with the Master
A Disciple is Under the Authority of the Master
A Disciple Learns from the Master
A Disciple Will Become Like His Master
A Disciple is Useful to His Master
The Great Commission [MS Word]


Easter

Forsaken - What Did Jesus Mean?
Jesus is the Lord of Life
Living in Light of the Future
The Significance of the Resurrection
Therefore! The Difference the Resurrection Makes [ppt]
Holy Week Devotional Readings on the Blood [pdf]


Enemies

Biblical Insights into Enemies


Evangelism

Grace & Truth: The Balance in Lifestyle Evangelism
Children & Conversion
Thoughts on Evangelism
How to Pray for the Lost
How to Write an Evangelistic Letter
The Great Commission [MS Word]
The Witness of Christian Fellowship [MS Word]
Lifestyle Evangelism [ppt]
Talking to your Kids about Christ [ppt, no bg]


Evangelistic

Everyone Needs Three Homes [ppt]
Lost in Church, Matthew 7.21 [ppt, no bg]


Family

Father's Day, Ephesians 6:4 & Colossians 3:21 [ppt]
The Ideal of the Christian Home


Faithfulness

Faithfulness [ppt]


Father, God the

Our Father God - A Portrait [ppt, no bg
The Father Sending [ppt, no bg]


Fear

Why Not Fear Not


Fellowship

3 Dimensional Fellowship [ppt, no bg]
How to be an Encourager, part 1 [ppt, no bg
How to be an Encourager, part 2 [ppt, no bg
The Witness of Christian Fellowship [MS Word]


God & Country

The Eyes of God on the Nation, Psalm 66:4-7, Independence Day [ppt]


Grace

What is Grace?
Transforming Grace
Serving Grace
Sustaining Grace


Heaven

Living in Light of the Future


Identity in Christ

Who You Are in Christ [MS Word]
Who You Are in Christ: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You [ppt]


Jesus Christ

Principle One: It's About Jesus
Abiding in Christ, John 15
The Centrality of Christ, Colossians 1 [ppt]


Happiness

God's Plan for Happiness [ppt]


Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God [MS Word]


Jesus Christ

Da Vinci Code: Is Jesus God? [ppt]
Da Vinci Code: Was Jesus a Married Man? [ppt]


Love of God

Living in Light of God's Love


Missions

Thank God for the Word, Missions
Jesus Christ, The First Missionary
The Great Commission [MS Word]
Other Sheep: Our Call to Missions [Audio]


Mission Statements

Developing Your Personal Mission Statement [ppt]


Murmuring

The Sin of Murmuring


New Testament

Is the New Testament Reliable? [ppt]


Obedience

Obedience, 1st Samuel 15:13-23 [ppt]


Ordination Sermons

8 Roles of the Minister, Eph. 4:11-16 [MS Word]


Providence

Living in Light of Providence


Restoration

If You've Blown It


Revival

Revival: What it is and Who Needs It
Stedfastness & Continuing Revival
Acts 2:42-47 [MS Word]


Selfishness

Journey Out of Selfishness [PPT]


Service & Usefulness

Journey into Usefulness [ppt]


Socialism

The Sin of Socialism [mp3]
The Sin of Socialism [pdf]
The Sin of Socialism [ppt]


Spirit, Holy / Spirit-filled life

Journey into Fullness [ppt]
The Fruit of the Spirit [ppt]
The Holy Spirit at Work In the Believer (spiritual life) [ppt, no bg]
The Holy Spirit at Work Through the Believer (spiritual gifts) [ppt, no bg]
The Holy Spirit at Work On the Believer [ppt, no bg]
The Holy Spirit Filling the Believer [ppt, no bg]
The Believer Quenching The Spirit [ppt, no bg]
Portrait of the Spirit-Filled Life [ppt, no bg]


Spirit, Human

Our Human Spirits & How We Should Live [MS Word]
Sins of the Spirit [MS Word]
Trials of the Spirit [MS Word]


Student Ministry/Youth Work

Ten Keys to Being a Better College Youth Minister
Dreaming Big Dreams: Prayer worksheet for youth [pdf]


Teams, Ministry

Moving to Ministry Teams


Testimony

Preparing a More Effective Testimony Presentation [pdf]


Wilderness

The Wilderness is a Bad Place [MS Word]
God and Grace in the Wilderness [MS Word]
Wilderness Work [MS Word]
The Wilderness is a Place of Preparation [MS Word]
The Wilderness is a Place to Praise [MS Word]
Coming Out of the Wilderness [MS Word]


Worldliness

Journey Out of Worldliness [ppt]


World View

Distinguishing the Basics


Worship & Praise

Worship Begins with a Glimpse of God
Worship Celebrates the Greatness of God
Worship Acknowledges the Rule of God
Worship Appreciates the Goodness of God
Worship Sings Praises to God
Committed to Worship [MS Word]
The Wilderness is a Place to Praise [MS Word]
Practical Worship [MS Word]
Christ Centered Worship [MS Word]
Committed to Worship [MS Word]
Causes & Effects of Praise [MS Word]

Scripture Index


Genesis

Genesis 1-3
Distinguishing the Basics

Genesis 21:1-21
God and Grace in the Wilderness [MS Word]

Genesis 26:18-22
Redigging the Wells [ppt, no bg]


Exodus

Exodus 3:1-10
The Wilderness is a Place of Preparation [MS Word]


Leviticus


Numbers


Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1:26-38
The Sin of Murmuring

Deuteronomy 8:15-16
The Wilderness is a Bad Place


Joshua

Inhabit the Land: Joshua 1
Inhabit the Land: Joshua 3
Inhabit the Land: Joshua 24


Judges


Ruth


1 Samuel

1st Samuel 15:13-23
Obedience [ppt]


2 Samuel

II Samuel 21::15-22
Lessons from an Old Soldier
Lessons from an Old Soldier [ppt]


1 Kings

1st Kings 19
When It's Not That Easy: I Feel Overwhelmed & Depressed [ppt]


2 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles


Ezra


Nehemiah

See Nehemiah Index

Nehemiah 1: Seven Steps to Restoration [ppt]
Nehemiah 2: Six Steps to Getting Started [ppt]
Nehemiah 3: Nine Portraits of the Church at Work [ppt]
Nehemiah 4: Five Challenges You will Face [ppt]
Nehemiah 4, part 2: How to Meet the Challenges [ppt]
Nehemiah 5, part 1: Five Failures to Avoid [ppt]
Nehemiah 5, part 2: Seven Keys to Biblical Confrontation [ppt]
Nehemiah 6: How Leaders Should Face Intimidation [ppt]

Nehemiah 8: Back to the Bible [ppt]
Nehemiah 9: Working The Process of Repentance [ppt]
Nehemiah 9-10: Reconnecting with God [ppt]
Nehemiah 11: From Dysfunctional to Fully Functional [ppt]
Nehemiah 12: The Dedication: 6 Elements of Worship [ppt]
Nehemiah 13:1-10: Intruder in the Temple [ppt]
Nehemiah 3
And Next to Them

Nehemiah 4:6-14
We Can't Rest Yet [ppt]


Esther


Job


Psalms

Book Theme:
Biblical Insights into Enemies

Psalm 1
God's Plan for Happiness [ppt]

Psalm 37
Committed to the Lord [MS Word]

Psalm 63
The Wilderness is a Place to Praise [MS Word]

Psalm 66:4-7
The Eyes of God on the Nation, Independence Day [ppt]

Psalm 73
Journey Out of Bitterness [ppt]

Psalm 145
Causes & Effects of Praise [MS Word]


Proverbs

Themes Study:
Proverbs by Topic


Ecclesiastes

Book Theme:
The Message of Ecclesiastes [ppt]


Song of Songs


Isaiah


Jeremiah

Jeremiah 18:1-6
The Potter, the Clay, & Cracked Pots [ppt, no bg]


Lamentations


Ezekiel


Daniel


Hosea


Joel


Amos


Obadiah


Jonah


Micah


Nahum


Habakkuk


Zephaniah


Haggai


Zechariah


Malachi


Matthew

Parables in Matthew: Index

Matthew 1:18-25
Joseph: When God Picks a Father [MS Word]

Matthew 2:1-12
Reflections from the Wise Men [MS Word]

Matthew 2:10-23
When Christmas is Over [ppt]

Matthew 7:21-23
Lost in Church, Matthew 7.21 [ppt, no bg]

Matthew 16:21-28
Going Places with God: Rules for the Road

Matthew 27:46
Forsaken - What Did Jesus Mean?

Matthew 28:18-20
The Great Commission [MS Word]


Mark

Mark 10:17-22
Let's Make a Deal - The Rich Young Ruler [ppt, no bg]


Luke

Luke 1:5-17
The Couple God Uses [ppt, no bg]

Luke 1:26-38
Mary: When God Does the Impossible [MS Word]

Luke 3:1-18
Wilderness Work [MS Word]

Luke 4:1-21
Coming Out of the Wilderness [MS Word]

Luke 9:28-42
Going Places with God: On the Mountain

Luke 15
Our Father God - A Portrait [ppt, no bg


John

Book Theme:
The Father Sending [ppt, no bg]

John 6:63
The Holy Spirit at Work In the Believer (spiritual life) [ppt, no bg]

John 15
Abiding in Christ, John 15 [ppt]

John 21:1-17
If You've Blown It


Acts

Book Theme:
The Holy Spirit Filling the Believer (being filled with the Spirit) [ppt, no bg]

Acts 2:42-47
Stedfastness & Continuing Revival [MS Word]


Romans

Romans 1:1-15, A Model Ministry [ppt]
Romans 1:18-24, God's Wrath Revealed [ppt]
Romans 3:19-28, Where Will You Get Your Righteousness? [ppt]
Romans 5:1-5, Where the Christian Stands [ppt]
Romans 6, Salvation is a New Life, Not Just a New Standing [ppt]
Romans 7:14-8.2, The Realizations of the Christian [ppt]
Romans 8:1-16, It's an Inside Job [ppt]
Romans 8:16-39, From Here to Glory [ppt]
Romans 12:1-2, The Only Logical Thing to Do [ppt]
Romans 12:3-21, What is the Altitude of Your Attitude? [ppt]
Romans 13, How to be a Radical Christian [ppt]
Romans 14, Receiving One Another [ppt]

Romans 5:5
Living in Light of God's Love

Romans 8:5-9
Portrait of the Spirit-Filled Life [ppt, no bg]

Romans 15:8-28
World Missions [MS Word]
World Missions [ppt]


1 Corinthians

Book Study:
How to Live in a Pagan World [MS Word]

First Corinthians: Living in a Pagan World
The Great Contrast, 6:9-11
Identity
Minority
Minority in 2 Parts
Divorce
Free, But With a Cause
Living in an Idolatrous Age
Living in a Litigious Society
Living in a Sexual Society

First Corinthians: Being the Church in a Pagan World
Authority, 3.18-4.21
Church Purity
Counter Culture
The Lords Supper
Maturity
Ministry
Orderly & Ministry
Orderly
Unity & Purity

1st Corinthians 1:1-9
Understanding Our Identity as God's People [MS Word]

1st Corinthians 1:10-17, Chapter 5
Unity and Purity [MS Word]

1st Corinthians 9:24-10:33
Living as Godís People in an Idolatrous Age [MS Word]

1st Corinthians 14
Tongues & Prophecy in 1st Corinthians 14 [pdf]   [in MS Word]

1st Corinthians 15:19, 32
Living in Light of the Future

1st Corinthians 15:58
Therefore! The Difference the Resurrection Makes [ppt]

1st Corinthians 16:1-4
Orderly and Ministry [MS Word]


2 Corinthians

Second Corinthians 4:7-18
Clay Pots, Great Glory [ppt]

2nd Corinthians 11:3
Christ Centered Worship [MS Word]


Galatians

Galatians Series
MP3's & PowerPoints [Index]

Galatians 5:16-25
The Fruit of the Spirit [ppt]


Ephesians

Ephesians 1:1-8; 2:1-9
So, Just What is Grace?

Ephesians 2:1-10
Regeneration (the New Birth)

Ephesians 3:14-21
Journey into Fullness [ppt]

Ephesians 4:11-16
Ordination Message: 8 Roles of the Minister [MS Word]

Ephesians 6:4
Father's Day (also Colossians 3:21) [ppt]


Philippians

Philippians 3:7-16
Reaching the Finish Line [ppt]

Philippians 4:10-20
Journey into Contentment [ppt]


Colossians

Book Theme:
Principle One: It's About Jesus

Colossians 1
The Centrality of Christ, Colossians 1 [ppt]

Colossians 3:21
Father's Day (also Ephesians 6:4) [ppt]


1 Thessalonians

1st Thessalonians 5:19
The Believer Quenching The Holy Spirit [ppt, no bg]


2 Thessalonians


1 Timothy

First Timothy 1:1-10 [MS Word]
First Timothy 1:12-20 [MS Word]
First Timothy 2.1-8 [MS Word]
1st Timothy 2:1-9
Prayer & Men in the Church [ppt]

First Timothy 3:14-16 [MS Word]
First Timothy 4:1-10 [MS Word]
First Timothy 4:11-16 [MS Word]
First Timothy 6:3-11.17-19 [MS Word]
First Timothy 6:11-16 [MS Word]


2 Timothy

2nd Timothy 2:14-26
Journey into Usefulness [ppt]

2nd Timothy 3:1-5
Journey Out of Selfishness [PPT]


Titus

Titus 2:11-14
Transforming Grace


Philemon


Hebrews


James

James 1:2-18   How To Face Trying Times [ppt]
James 1:19-27   The Real Deal [ppt]
James 2:1-13   Stop Being Snobs [ppt]
James 2:14-26   You Call That Faith? [ppt]
James 4:1-10   Intervention [ppt]


1 Peter

1st Peter, in mp3


2 Peter

2nd Peter 1:3-9
The Additives of the Faith, Part 1 [ppt]
The Additives of the Faith, Part 2 [ppt]


1 John

See First John Index

First John 1:1-4   In PPT  RealAudio  MP3
First John 1:5-10   In PPT
1st John 2:15-17
Journey Out of Worldliness [ppt]
First John 2:1-2 in PPT   Judd: One Called Alongside
First John 2:12-14 in PPT
First John 2:15-17 in PPT
First John 2:18-27 in PPT
First John 2:28-3:3 in PPT
First John 3:3-10 in PPT
First John 3:10-21 in PPT
First John 3:24-4:6 in PPT
First John 5:1-13 in PPT
First John 5:14-21 in PPT


2 John


3 John


Jude


Revelation