The Exhorter

It is Written – He was Numbered with Transgressors

Our Lord had come to be amongst us, to be amongst sinners or transgressors. He was treated like a criminal, a law breaker. We are criminals. We are law breakers. We all should be treated as ones who have broken the law, but through Christ’s death we have been given freedom from those transgressions. God chose to address the death of His Son on behalf of all sinners in the teaching of His Word, the Scriptures. Old Testament prophecies stated very clearly and precisely what would happen to the Son of Man when He came to bring salvation to the...

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Out of Weakness They Were Made Strong

Judges 6:14-15: Then the Lord turned to Gideon and said, "Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!" "But Lord", Gideon replied, "How can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!" Judges 16: 27-28: Then Samson prayed to the Lord, "Sovereign Lord, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes." Then ... pushing against the two pillars...

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Six Words

I’d like to share with you the story of Bill Borden. Bill lived at the turn of the 20th century and was born into a wealthy Chicago family, with British aristocracy. His father had made a fortune in Chicago real estate and Colorado silver mining in the late 1800s. After Bill finished high school, he chose Yale to attend college. He was a smart kid and because of his wealth, he could pick just about any place to go to college. Prior to his high school graduation, he was given a trip around the world as a graduation present…that trip...

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The Rain Falls on the Just and the Unjust

This last October, Terri and I needed to go to Atlanta for a wedding and we decided to extend our trip and head up into North Carolina to see the autumn colors. We had a wonderful trip and some of the leaves had started to turn, but to be honest, we were a little disappointed. We figured our timing was just off -- that we had arrived too early, but when we started talking to the rangers along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we found out that there was another reason the colors were lackluster. Over the summer, at least in...

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Jesus Christ and the OT Sacrificial System

The Hebrew writer explained that the Lord Jesus Christ is the essence and meaning of the Old Testament sacrificial system that we read about in Exodus and Leviticus. Hebrews 8-10 reveals how Jesus Christ is now our High Priest, “who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man” (8:1,2). The discourse proceeds to discuss the differences between the first covenant and the second. The centerpiece of this presentation, that the Lord Jesus Christ is the completion...

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February 2018 WSR

February 2018

Sunday Discipleship Class Materials

We will be studying discipleship in the Sunday auditorium class.  The class will focus on The Sermon on the Mount as found in Matthew 5-7. DiscipleshipClass1 DiscipleshipClass2 DiscipleshipClass3 DiscipleshipClass4 DiscipleshipClass5

Sunday 12/31 Auditorium Class Worksheets

Here are the worksheets for the Sunday (12/31) Auditorium Class. The Danger of an Unforgiving Spirit1 The Danger of an Unforgiving Spirit2

Sunday (12/24) Auditorium Worksheets

Here are the worksheets for the Sunday (12/24) Auditorium Class. The Power of a Forgiving Spirit1 The Power of a Forgiving Spirit2

Soldiers of Christ – A Spiritual Battle

Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:10-17 that every Christian is involved in a battle – a spiritual battle against spiritual enemies. Furthermore, we need to be striving for victory in our battle, in spite of how difficult the fighting may be. Even though we are in a struggle, even though there might be moments of discouragement – moments where we might be close to despair, our hope and our aim is that when the dust settles… we are the ones who are still standing. Of course, this hope is not rooted in ourselves, but in our Lord. If we are...

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