Recent Posts by Sarah Kenyon

God According to Revelation

https://youtu.be/IbgBCIi4e30 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Revelation 4:1-3   John gets invited backstage to see God’s throne room in heaven. What he sees, he compares to precious stones that dazzle in the light. (See also Psalm 104:1-2; 1 Timothy 6:16; 1 John 1:5.) Ezekiel 1:4, 13, 22, 26-28   The prophet Ezekiel likewise saw a vision of God…
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God According to the Epistles

https://youtu.be/70WN2UowAJU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] God of GRACE — 1 Pet 5:10 The grace of God has been most fully revealed in the life of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we are recipients of God’s grace through trusting in Christ. Everything we have received is given by God’s grace. God doesn’t owe us anything. Therefore,…
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God According to Acts

https://youtu.be/W7XPzGlhF8o By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Acts 1:1-11   Acts reveals a new spiritual order. God gave the ascended Jesus “all authority in heaven and earth.” Matthew 28:18-20   Before the ascension, Yahweh worked with the four living creatures, the seven spirits, 24 elders, and the countless angels. Ephesians 1:18-23   Jesus is the head of the church. Hebrews…
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Science in the Bible

https://youtu.be/tBPmdNyROgQ By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Science in the Bible • Cases when the science is “wrong” • Cases when the science is “right” • Overview and concluding thoughts Cases when the science is “wrong” • Flat Earth • Dome over the Earth • Unmovable Earth • Foundations of the Earth • Thinking with your intestines…
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The Miracles of Exodus

https://youtu.be/e7QRFotwkkw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] The Miracles of Exodus • Background • The Ten Plagues of Egypt • A Possible Route Background Colin Humphreys received a Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University. He is also an expert in chemistry, astronomy, and geology. He has spent a great deal of time and effort researching ways to…
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God According to the Gospels

https://youtu.be/ik23WGelZVg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] The main focus of the Gospels is the life of Jesus of Nazareth. However, they also reveal much about Jesus’ God. In fact, since Jesus always did his Father’s will, we can even say that Jesus’ words and deeds reflect God’s heart as well. God is a loving Father (Matthew…
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Miracles

https://youtu.be/pUFzfnYmyQE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Miracles • Defining a Miracle • Archetypal Example • Other Examples What is the big deal with miracles? Why are miracles important? • Thomas Jefferson famously refused to believe in miracles - his edited version of the NT had all of the miracles removed • In modern times, miracles are…
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Noah’s Flood

https://youtu.be/B0xPsa6WrPE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Noah’s Flood • Considerations • Global or local? • Evidence for Noah’s Flood • Implications of Noah’s Flood Considerations • Rain before the flood? • Plate tectonics and evolution • Scope and evolution • How big was the ark? Rain before Noah’s flood? Many have taught that, before Noah’s flood,…
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God According to the Writings

https://youtu.be/9nJmMl7rRxE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The Writings (Ketuvim) – Third division of the Old Testament books in the Hebrew Bible: Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations of Jeremiah, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 and 2 Chronicles. ----Yahweh is WISE---- Wisdom is knowing the right way to act. In human terms, it is the…
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Geology, Earth Science, & Atmospheric Science

https://youtu.be/8VzgrLAFXfg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Geology, Earth Science, and Atmospheric Science • Geology • Important cycles • Plate tectonics Geology • Types of rocks/rock cycle • Geological principles • Dating methods • Structure of the Earth What is Geology? Geology is the study of the Earth and the processes related to the Earth. • Geologists…
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Scientific Objections to Evolution

By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Scientific Objections to Evolution • Evidence problems (open scientific questions) • Methodological problems • Evolution or design? Evidence Problems The theory of evolution has several major open problems that are yet to be solved: • The Cambrian Explosion • Mutations The Cambrian Explosion Much of the fossil record could be viewed…
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God According to the Prophets

https://youtu.be/DQa7lOhTiVs By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] The best source for information about someone is that person. Although you could read a thousand websites, articles, books, not to mention droves of podcasts and videos, how could you know for sure that the information about God is actually correct? Thankfully, God has provided for us an authoritative source…
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Genesis 1 & Evolution

https://youtu.be/wZysp0JF3CA By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Genesis 1 and Evolution • Review of evolution • YEC and evolution • OEC and evolution • Non-literal views and evolution Review of evolution Misconception #1: “It’s just a theory!” Misconception #2: It means to explain how life began Misconception #3: Evolution says that humans evolved from apes Misconception #4:…
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Biochemistry & Evolution

https://youtu.be/HDi6QRlyfSE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Biochemistry and Evolution • Common misconceptions with evolution • General framework of evolution • Modern evolutionary theory Common misconceptions with evolution Misconception #1: “It’s just a theory!” • Often, opponents of evolution will state that it is a theory (and use that term pejoratively) • However, evolution does account for…
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God According to the Torah

https://youtu.be/cCI6LpRtibY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] To God be the glory - Romans 16:27; Galatians 1:5; Ephesians 3:21; Philippians 4:20; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Timothy 4:18; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 4:11; 5:11 God is not who we want Him to be; rather, He is who He says He is regardless of our understanding, acceptance, or approval.…
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Fine-Tuning

https://youtu.be/oQYtxleTue0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] What is fine-tuning? Fine-tuning is the idea that the existence of life on Earth is due to remarkably precise “settings” in the natural world. • Example: baking a cake vs. baking a “fine-tuned” cake • Example: Finding a watch in a forest Fine-tuning in Scripture Romans 1:20   For his invisible…
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Genesis 1 & the Big Bang

https://youtu.be/yonfcv5mf6I By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] The Big Bang In basic terms, what does the Big Bang theory say? • The Universe began approximately 13.7 billion years ago • Space and matter have been expanding and cooling since then What is the current state of the Big Bang? • We will never be able to travel…
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Get Up! Get Moving! God Has Called YOU!

https://youtu.be/Mo0uXwfDW2A By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Susy DiCecco"] Ephesians 4:1 NIV: As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. CEV: As a prisoner of the Lord, I beg you to live in a way that is worthy of the people God has chosen to be…
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Physics & Astronomy

https://youtu.be/iiRc2q_RFX4 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Overview of Modern Physics • Light • General Relativity • Quantum Mechanics • The Big Bang Light • Perhaps the most interesting and necessary to support life • Comes in many forms • Can act as a wave or a particle (unique!) • Light can act like a wave (ex:…
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Reading Genesis 1: Part 3

https://youtu.be/hJvy6Vm6ToE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] Many views of Genesis 1 Perhaps the easiest way to divide them is: • Young-earth views • Old-earth views • Views compatible with either Old-Earth Views • “Day-Age” and modified “Day-Age”— Hugh Ross, Gerald Schroeder • “Theistic Evolution” — Francis Collins • Gap and modified gap — Scofield Bible •…
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Resurrection Life

https://youtu.be/KUzdZiA8w94 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Philippians 3:10 — Paul desired to experience the “power of his [Jesus’] resurrection.” While certainly he looked forward to being raised to an immortal life at Christ’s return, there is a dimension of “resurrection power” that Paul anticipated and desired to experience currently in his mortal life. Some Benefits of…
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Reading Genesis 1: Part 2

https://youtu.be/p2y2H1PrJ34 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] What have we seen so far? • Genesis was written to a group of ancient people coming out of slavery • The questions that they were asking of the text are different than the questions that we ask Many views of Genesis 1 Perhaps the easiest way to divide them…
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Reading Genesis 1: Part 1

https://youtu.be/_9xyFXqh5xw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] What have we seen so far? Genesis was written to a group of ancient people coming out of slavery The questions that they were asking of the text are different than the questions that we ask How can we read Genesis 1? Does Genesis 1 begin with a continuous narrative…
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Our Living Hope – Resurrection & the Gospel

https://youtu.be/dIyK_bEUqoY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Death is our biggest problem. Many of us actively avoid behaviors that will shorten our lives while cultivating habits that are good for us. Others put their hope in scientific breakthroughs to lengthen their lives. Most religions hold out an afterlife to those who do more good deeds than bad…
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Background on Genesis 1

https://youtu.be/s6BJBuavTnE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] What is our assumption about the Bible? “The Bible teaches us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go.” — Galileo Background to Genesis Who wrote Genesis? Some say that it was a mixture of writers over a longer span of time I believe that Moses wrote Genesis…
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What Is a Belief System?

https://youtu.be/5WwypAP39Hw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Will Barlow"] About Will Barlow: Interested in faith/science discourse since childhood Bachelor’s degree in Physics/Mathematics Master’s degree in Secondary Education (STEM focus) Published God & Science book in late 2016 Future head pastor of Compass Christian Church Goals for this class: Learn about different ways to interpret Genesis 1 Learn about current…
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Scripture & Science Class Information

We are excited to announce our newest class, Scripture & Science, which will be available online starting Tuesday April 12th. You can access the videos live Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET on our YouTube channel. To catch up on previous sessions and to access the notes, visit this page. Class Description Can we…
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Jesus Sympathizes With You!

https://youtu.be/abgJoFkFtHM By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Hebrews 4:14-15   We will look at some of the many events that led up to the death and resurrection of our Lord and acknowledge how he felt. John 11:33-35   Jesus wept as he was conscious of the suffering hearts of those near him. John 12:1-11   Such love and kindness certainly…
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Sexual Sin

https://youtu.be/5oTlAJ8Lsv4 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Genesis 2:21–25   As Bible-believing Christians, we ground our understanding of sexuality in creation. Before the Fall, God gave Adam and Eve marriage as a beautiful gift. This is the standard or pattern for all of us who seek marriage. The three components are to leave parents, cling to your spouse…
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The War Within

https://youtu.be/22l-hN68P84 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Galatians 5:13-18 For you, brothers and sisters, were called to freedom; only do not use the freedom for an opportunity to indulge the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, in the command, Love your neighbor as yourself. 15But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you…
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Scripture & Science

We are excited to announce our newest class, Scripture & Science, which will be available online starting Tuesday April 12th. Class Description Can we reconcile the biblical record with the current human understanding of science? Can belief in God be rational? How can we form a more coherent worldview, taking both science and Scripture into…
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Jesus Died for Our Sins

https://youtu.be/1EcLmvE8D3I By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Romans 11:33-36   Today, we understand in part. Genesis 18:25; Psalm 58:11; Psalm 89:13-14; Psalm 97:1-2; Deuteronomy 32:3-4; Deuteronomy 10:17-18; 2 Chronicles 19:17   God is righteous and has the just plan to redeem humanity. Genesis 3:14 and 4:4   From the beginning, God’s righteous plan was that innocent blood must be sacrificed…
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Original Sin

https://youtu.be/GXt8e42YdsA By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Genesis 2:8-9   God’s original habitat for humanity was a luscious garden full of delightful food. There were two special trees: the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:15-17   God made clear to the man that eating from the tree of the knowledge…
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Waiting for the Lord

https://youtu.be/IIXlNC3zO_U By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Brian Kelly"] Psalm 27:14; Psalm 37:7-9   “the Lord” = “YHWH” 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10a Revelation 21:1-4 …"Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,…” Historical Background of Isaiah Prophet to Judah 740-685 BC David…
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Spiritual Warfare

https://youtu.be/tKKOZea4X64 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Intrinsic to our adversary’s methodology is secrecy and deception, which is why we are tempted to combat with our own abilities. However, we are constantly reminded throughout the Scriptures that our strength is in the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:10   Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength…
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Kingdom Ambassadors

https://youtu.be/0qxTu-ZUYns By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Matthew 6:33   Jesus told us to seek first God’s Kingdom and righteousness. What does this mean? What is God’s Kingdom? Amos 9:13-15   Amos envisioned a day full of such abundance that the plowman would overtake the reaper and the mountains drip sweet wine. Isaiah 2:2-4   Isaiah prophesied of a mountain…
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Victory in Jesus Christ

https://youtu.be/uFaAHKHVtcY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1 Peter 3:22   who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him Jesus in his earthy ministry had complete authority over demons. How much more so after he ascended? Jesus is seated at the right hand…
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Unseen Evil Realm

https://youtu.be/IRlGdHcpoVw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Very early in the Scriptures, in Genesis 3, we are informed about the devil.  Genesis 3:1   Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD [Yahweh] God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from…
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Repentance

https://youtu.be/wGeoaOLiOh0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Ephesians 2:1-3; Romans 3:10-18   Sin is a problem for everyone. Acts 2:38; 3:19-26   The only antidote for the sin problem is our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 3:22-26   Jesus paid the price for our redemption and the forgiveness of our sins. 1 Kings 8:46-51; Ezekiel 18:27- 32   God has always made…
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Faith & Doubt Part One

https://youtu.be/2oDTJDhxjQk By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Matthew 17:14-20 - Mustard seed is the smallest object that the disciples would have known about. Christ was not emphasizing that someone needed great faith, rather a very small amount of faith. Matthew 8:13; 9:2, 22, 28, 29; 15:28   All of the thousands Jesus healed had one thing in common…
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Fellowship

https://youtu.be/7Ef7sUoYkY4 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Fellowship comes from the verb koinoneo, which means “to share” or “to take part in a thing with another.” Fellowship is a community encounter wherein the participants experience companionship, comradery, and a sense of belonging. Fellowship was an integral aspect of the Christian experience in the early church (Acts 1:13-14;…
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Serving

https://youtu.be/6-WVY2y52VU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] John 13:12-17 — Jesus left us the ultimate example of being a servant and commanded that we do likewise for each other. If we follow these instructions, he said that we will be blessed. Matthew 25:31-46 — When Jesus comes in his glory and judges the nations of the earth,…
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Our Supernatural Lord Part One

https://youtu.be/Gp2DBK4RBuU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] To focus on Jesus, we must study his supernatural ministry and do so with two views in mind ─ 1. to receive supernatural help and 2. to give supernatural help to others. Isaiah 53:4 and 5 Surely our griefs [sickness] Jesus Himself bore, and our sorrows [pains] Jesus carried; Yet…
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Discipling Others

https://youtu.be/anQnMHCqZ9g By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] John 8:31-36   The word “continue” is from the Greek “meno” which is also translated stay, remain, abide, dwell. Jesus’ disciple is one who stays in his word. Luke 8:11-15   There are four responses to our Lord’s word. But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have…
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Focus on Jesus

https://youtu.be/TZNmFCaK6jk By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Luke 4:18-19 - Jesus quoted Isaiah 61:1-3. This verse explains how Jesus was able to walk in the supernatural realm and how we can imitate him. He believed what God said about him (Romans 10:17) God’s spirit empowered and led him. John 5:19, 20, 30; 8:28 - When we look…
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Jesus’ Ministry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGjVqvNiltA By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR “Poor” is often referring to those who are humble and meek to receive, spiritual helplessness. Matthew 5:3 - poor in spirit Matthew 4:23; 9:35   Jesus preached and taught HE HAS SENT ME: TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES  Colossians 2:8 - wrong doctrine,…
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Giving

https://youtu.be/G91hKkcPkak By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"]
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God’s Plan of Redemption

https://youtu.be/zGByxG0Yz1s By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Isaiah 53 is the great chapter in the OT that foretells God’s plan of redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ. God’s plan for humanity’s redemption through Jesus Christ is foretold. The subject begins in the preceding chapter. SERVANT SONGS OR PSALMS IN ISAIAH ─ 42:1-7; 49:1-7; 50:4-10; 52:13-53:12, and some…
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Expect the Supernatural

https://youtu.be/xRtmiFEqwi8 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] We want to eliminate the tainted filters based upon presumptions, religious traditions, and rationalism. Presumption is holding ideas that something is true without biblical support. Rationalism is truth based upon human reason and knowledge rather than God’s immutable Word. The world view is: “If I see it, I will believe…
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Unseen Spiritual Realm Part One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=575v7NLB0PE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Behind The Scenes Living in our modern world, we hold tainted filters based upon presumptions, religious traditions, and rationalism that cloud our vision. Presumptions are notions or concepts taken as truth and often used as the basis for other ideas, although they are not known for certain to be true.…
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Walk Like Christ

https://youtu.be/pTNiQYIL1us By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Isaiah 53:3-5   Jesus lived a life of self-sacrifice. Luke 4:38-44   Jesus ministered all night long. Matthew 8:23-28   He slept because he was exhausted. Matthew 15:29-38   He laid hands on each one, so it took 3 days. Philippians 2:3-5-8   Jesus expects people to have the same level of commitment. Matthew 8:19-22…
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Knowing Yourself

https://youtu.be/5Rf0jcS1xco By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] “Self-awareness” (also known as self-knowledge) is the capacity to understand our personal desires, feelings, motivations, thought patterns, and tendencies. Being self-aware (i.e., knowing yourself) is critical for effective growth in life. We will struggle to grow in areas of our lives when we fail to understand what is happening inside…
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Announcing Supernatural Christianity

We are excited to announce our newest class, Supernatural Christianity, which we will be live streaming for FREE, starting January 11th. Class Description Jesus healed thousands afflicted with sickness, diseases, pains, and demons. Innumerable miracles, signs, and wonders were part of his ministry as he taught and preached the Kingdom of God. He commissioned the…
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Birth of the King

https://youtu.be/prmrBDpPvfU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Luke 1:5-25   Zachariah and Elizabeth Luke 1: 26-38   Gabriel and Mary Matthew 1:18-25   Joseph and the angel Luke 1:39-56   Mary visits Elizabeth. Luke 1:57-80   John is born. Luke 2:1-7   Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem Luke 2:1-7   Shepherds Luke 2:8-20   Jesus and Simeon Luke 2:21-38   Jesus and Anna Matthew 2:1-12   Magi Matthew…
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Ephesians 6:10-24

https://youtu.be/nJMMt2-2DTU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Ephesians 6:10-11   The devil has been a schemer right from the beginning when he deceived our first parents that they should doubt, then disobey God. We must be on guard so that we are not tricked by his wiles. 12   Who are the rulers, authorities, cosmic powers, and spiritual forces…
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Jesus, God’s Subordinate Son

https://youtu.be/Bdqwzpo_Eg0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] The bible routinely recognizes the subordination of the Son to his Father. Throughout his ministry on earth, Jesus repeatedly and unapologetically taught, "The Father is greater than I" (John 14.28). Further, after his exaltation, Jesus remains dependent on the Father as his superior (1 Cor 11.3). Then, even once the…
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Ephesians 6:1-9

https://youtu.be/Bgpaqpr6ek0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1-3   One of the first verses you want your children to learn and memorize Colossians 3:20   This is well-pleasing to the Lord. 6:1   “In the Lord” implies a believer family. Children, if you want your life to be well-pleasing to the Lord, if you want your life to go well…
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Ephesians 5:22-33: Marriage Roles

https://youtu.be/-DeuMj5mJmo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Ephesians 5:22-24   Although in certain exceptional circumstances when they should do otherwise, wives are to be in subjection to their husbands as the church submits to Christ. Such a posture is radically countercultural in our present culture, but this may just be the missing key to a godly and mutually…
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Ephesians 5:1-21

https://youtu.be/82YJXtbwNMA By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1   “Therefore” relates to 4:32. God wants us to be like Him. Matthew 5:43-48 2   Jesus is our great example of how to imitate God. 3   “Immorality” is Greek porneia, also translated fornication, which is explained in OT; “impurity” is uncleanness; “greed” is also translated covetousness; “saints” is holy ones.…
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One God Over All

  We are excited to announce our newest class, One God Over All, which we will be live streaming for FREE. Class Description Join Sean Finnegan as he works through Scripture to build a biblical theology of the one true God and his Son, Jesus the Messiah.  Not only will we see the many verses…
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Ephesians 4:17-32

https://youtu.be/GHJv523RRDo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Eph 4:17-29 Without Christ, things go very wrong in life. Paul lists 4 problems for those who do not know Christ. They walk in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding. They are alienated from the life of God. They have lost all sensitivity and given…
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One God in the Fourth Century

https://youtu.be/OZeMX_Ni6O0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] In the early fourth century Alexander, Athanasius, and others began teaching the Father and Son are coeternal and coequal. Arius, Eusebius, and others rejected the Son’s eternity because he was begotten and thus had a beginning. In 325, Constantine called the council of Nicea, which produced a new creed saying…
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Ephesians 4:1-16

https://youtu.be/r4KcTSayWsw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] The book of Ephesians breaks evenly into two halves: chapters 1-3 are theological, and 4-6 are practical. Today begins our focus on the practical. 4:1-3   We are to walk in a way that is worthy of our calling, yet with humility, gentleness, patience, and love for one another. The best…
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One God in Early Church History

https://youtu.be/Or5KAXkc6Jc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] In the first three centuries, Christians held a variety of christologies, including subordinationist and egalitarian. The only egalitarian theory prior to the fourth century was modalism—the Son just is the Father (held by Sabellius and others). Nearly all Christians held to one of three subordination christologies. The Gnostic approach saw…
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Spirit of God & Christ

https://youtu.be/zWrN8EX8lLs By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Throughout the majority of the Scriptures, God’s spirit simply refers to God’s presence or activity. God’s spirit is how he can be present (immanent) even while he is in heaven (transcendent). We looked at 5 reasons why the spirit cannot be an independent person from the Father, including not having…
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Ephesians 3:14-21

https://youtu.be/u63w8WCEHXE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Acts 20:25 - 38   The final time they saw Paul, he was kneeling in prayer. Now again he is kneeling, usually a posture for prayer. Luke 18:10-13 Ephesians 3:14 – “for this reason – 3:1 relates for all the perceived Matthew 7:11   We pray to our Father. Ephesians 3:15 –…
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Christ’s Exaltation & Priestly Service

https://youtu.be/kdKv52WkI5Q By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] God exalted Jesus to his right hand above other heavenly authorities and powers. To be at someone’s right hand is NOT a position of equal authority. Colossians 1:15-20 poetically describes how God initiated a new created order in, through, and for Christ who is the firstborn, the beginning, and the…
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Christ’s Crucifixion & Resurrection

https://youtu.be/2VKGow9UMUI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] God has the properties of aseity, immortality, and imperishability. Jesus depended on God during his time on earth and still depends on him even now in heaven. Jesus died, thus he is not immortal. Claiming that only impersonal human nature died cheapens our Lord’s sacrifice. What makes Christ’s death for…
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Ephesians 3:1-13

https://youtu.be/rSVjJ7KWxIY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] 3:1   Paul wrote Ephesians later in his life when he was in prison. 3:2   Stewardship is a BIG word here. Christ had commissioned Paul to declare what God had done to the nations. 3:3-6   In the ancient world, gods tended to go with ethnicities. The Canaanites worshipped Baal and Asherah;…
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Ephesians 2:11-22

https://youtu.be/t4ht0J8QxmI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Eph 2:11-12—Circumcision was a distinguishing mark that separated out the Jewish people from the rest of the world, but it was only a physical mark in their flesh. What God truly wanted was the change/cleansing of a person’s heart. When seeking to understand the significance of something, it is often…
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Jesus Called God?

Does the bible call Jesus God? If so, how many times? This seems like such a straightforward question, but it's pretty hard to answer. We'll examine three types of texts in which Jesus might be called God, including those with manuscript issues, translation issues, and interpretation issues. In each case we'll see that, in fact,…
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Jesus, God’s Agent

https://youtu.be/LKT42qHiJu8 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] God works through agents whether messengers or deputies. When messengers speak for God, they speak as if they are God, because they are his agents. God's original intention for making humanity in his image was that we would rule over the world for him. God's representatives include his divine counsel,…
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Ephesians 2:1-10

https://youtu.be/KY4vxrEJlCw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1:18-23   Prayer 2:1-3   Trapped: 1) course of this world, 2) prince of the power of the air, and 3) lusts of our flesh and minds. Romans 3:9-18 3   “Lusts of the flesh” are the longings and impulses of the self-centered life, Romans 8:4-9; Galatians 5:16-21. Selfishness is not limited to…
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Jesus, God’s Messiah

https://youtu.be/tQbyTyKpuJc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Jesus is the Messiah. A messiah is someone anointed by God to rule over the world and usher in the messianic age. Messiah is interchangeable with “king of the Jews,” “son of David,” and “son of God.” Son of God has two meanings: (1) a synonym for messiah and (2)…
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Ephesians 1:11-23

https://youtu.be/SUFFWmKfhQY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Ephesians 1:11–12   God predestined the church to “be to the praise of his glory.”  This is our purpose as a community, to make much of God. Ephesians 1:13–14   The spirit is God’s seal that we are His and His pledge of our future inheritance. Genesis 38:11, 13-23   Tamar provides a…
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Yahweh, the God of Jesus

https://youtu.be/grx1Uq-m_Vg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Jesus and the Jewish scribe agreed that the Shema defines who God is (Mark 12:29-30). The word echad means “one” not “compound unity”. The scribe interpreted “The LORD is one” to mean “he is one, and there is no other besides him” (Mark 12:32). Jesus denied that was good in…
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Yahweh Versus the Idols

https://youtu.be/LqrdJfeL_zo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Israel could not shake her addiction to idolatry during the period of the judges and the kings (roughly seven centuries). God repeatedly sent prophets to call Israel to forsake idolatry and worship Yahweh alone. Eventually God decided to use the Babylonian empire to punish his people for their infidelity, carrying…
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Ephesians 1:1-10

https://youtu.be/Hm0aNRExW0Q By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1:1   Paul made known what God accomplished for us in Christ Jesus. “Saints” is the Greek word hagios that occurs 15 times in Ephesians (1:1, 4, 13, 15, 18; 2:19, 21; 3:5, 8, 18; 4:12, 30; 5:3, 27; 6:18). “Saint” means holy one. 2   The Epistle begins with “grace and…
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Yahweh Our God, Yahweh Is One

https://youtu.be/heWcstW7oeI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Yahweh revealed himself to Israel at Mount Sinai and audibly spoke the ten commandments. His first words were that he is Yahweh their God and that they should have no other gods before him. The first generation failed miserably to worship only Yahweh without idolatry as the golden calf incident…
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Yahweh the Supreme Creator

https://youtu.be/tSO106waGnA By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] The God of the Bible is the supreme creator of our ordered world. He is utterly unrivaled in his role as God over all. His name is Yahweh, which implies that he is the existing one, the one who always is. Thousands of times the Bible employs singular pronouns for…
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The Gospel We Preach

https://youtu.be/xopajl5gn9c By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Victor Gluckin"] The gospel is good “news.” 1 Samuel 31:6-9 - The Philistines spread the “good news.” Luke 1:11-14, 18-19 - Gabriel announces “good news” to Zacharias. Luke 2:10-11 - Angel shares “good news” with shepherds. Good News:    1. Something has happened.    2. Something will happen.    3. Something is…
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Spiritual Warfare 3

https://youtu.be/VdjShoxiBCM By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Ephesians 6:10-12   Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Luke 4:18-19   The context of this, quoted from Isaiah 61, is what the Messiah will ultimately accomplish when he returns as King of kings. However, it began when he was here and continues today through his…
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One God Over All

We are excited to announce our newest class, One God Over All, which we will be live streaming for FREE, starting September 28th. Class Description Join Sean Finnegan as he works through Scripture to build a biblical theology of the one true God and his Son, Jesus the Messiah.  Not only will we see the…
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Spiritual Warfare 2

https://youtu.be/hh34AWTj4d0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Our God Fights for Us! 2 Corinthians 10:1-4 We are in a spiritual war, both outside ourselves and within. Physical weapons are of no use in this battle, but the armor of God is powerful and can defeat our enemy. Romans 8:31-39 “God is for us” means that He is…
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Spiritual Warfare 1

https://youtu.be/FyFldw_ZJ0o By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Ephesians 6:10-12   Spiritual warfare is the idea that, behind the scenes, spiritual powers are working against God.  The devil does not stand in the light for all to see but works through deception and schemes. Revelation 12:9   This simple equation helps us unify a lot of data about Satan: the…
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Complete Salvation

https://youtu.be/epaH88Cs_ZI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Isaiah 53 foretells God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ with magnificent clarity. The crux of the revelation is that the sinless Messiah is the sacrificial offering as the substitutionary payment for the sins of all humanity, thereby providing atonement (reconciliation) with God for all those who believe. Isaiah 52:10…
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Supernatural Power

https://youtu.be/8eLB2zkmu6A By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] John 8:31, 32 and 36   Freedom comes by supernatural power. 2 Corinthians 4:17   The changes that come with the new creation are supernatural. 1 Corinthians 2:12-16   Understanding the Scriptures is supernatural. Philippians 4:6-9   Answered prayers and the renewed mind are also supernatural. Hebrews 1:2-3   Jesus made known the will of…
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Ruth 2 Doing Right

https://youtu.be/DpdJm4fB7dE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Ruth 2:1   Boaz, the son of Salmon, was a kinsman to Elimelech (which is important to Ruth’s destiny). 4   Boaz and his workers are spiritually minded people. 12   Ruth was rewarded for living the right way before Yahweh. The blessings were there not only because of her loyalty to Naomi,…
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Ruth 1 Loyalty

https://youtu.be/QBK_zFybc20 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Ruth 1:1 The period of the judges was a chaotic time characterized by tribalism, warfare, and lawlessness. Ruth 1:2 Due to the terrible behavior of the Moabites towards the children of Israel, God had banned Moabites from ever entering his assembly. Ruth 1:3-5 Naomi lost her husband and both her…
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As I Thought to Myself

https://youtu.be/IpS3nP_XfZs By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Faith is trust. It is having confidence in something and viewing it as reliable and certain. Therefore, how we think about things and our perspective toward them significantly affects our trust in them. We will see from the Scriptures that the way we think in our minds directly influences our trust.…
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Love of God in Christ

https://youtu.be/cO5_QrAnqE0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Romans 3:23-28; Galatians 2:16-17   We are justified through the redemption in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:10-11   Dead to sin, alive to God in Christ Jesus Romans 6:23   The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1-4   No condemnation in Christ 1 Corinthians 1:2   Sanctified in Christ 1…
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Freedom in Christ

https://youtu.be/fzRyGadaGz8 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] No one is totally free.  We all give up certain freedoms for others.  For example, we give up our freedom to eat dessert so we can live longer and feel better.  We give up our freedom to stay at home so we can make money and do something productive.  We…
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New in Christ

https://youtu.be/r92gGSo1krQ By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] 2 Corinthians 5:16-17   So then, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh (even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him that way no more). So then, if anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new creation, the…
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Foreshadowing

https://youtu.be/O8U-3oS0Xyg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Galatians 3:24   ESV - guardian; KJV – schoolmaster; NAU - tutor. The Law served as a pedagogue until Christ. The synagogue was a place to teach; while a tutor or pedagogue was a guardian and guide of boys. Among the Greeks and the Romans, the name was applied to trustworthy…
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New Testament Use of the Old Testament

https://youtu.be/fF9mUqWYV_I By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] One of the important features of the NT is that it contains a number of quotations from passages in the OT. In order to appreciate this aspect of the NT scriptures, we need to understand the ways that the NT uses OT scriptures and how they fit into the message…
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Identity in Christ

https://youtu.be/F8Wnl8y6tUE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Ephesians 2:1-3   This is God’s appraisal of us before Christ. Our spiritual life was nonexistent for we were dead. God’s point of view, regardless of ours, is the truth. 2:11-12   In this state, we groped about in life trying to connect to some identity that provided some kind of significance.…
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Narrative Expositions

https://youtu.be/1IqsykF5x6E By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] The Scripture uses narration when conveying the details of a biblical account.   Dialogue can be seen when two or more characters are having a conversation.  In English, dialogue is enclosed in quotation marks. Narrative exposition is the insertion of background information within a story or narrative. This information can be about the…
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Scripture Build Up Acts/Epistles

https://youtu.be/yjrbSbW9Hjw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The records of the Christian church beginning in the Book of Acts dovetail with the NT letters that were written during that time period. We can gain much helpful background information and understanding by reading the historical records in Acts along with the NT letters. Paul’s First Missionary Journey Begun…
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Salt & Light

https://youtu.be/4z20Ou6qzkI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Matthew 5:10-12   Jesus fully expected that his followers would suffer persecution.  The world reviles, persecutes, and utters evil against us because of righteousness’ sake and because of our association with Jesus.  We do not seek negative attention, but when it comes, we can take comfort knowing that the world persecuted…
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Scripture Build Up Gospels Part Two

https://youtu.be/1HO4VL0VSuY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The Gospels share a common subject -- Jesus -- but present his life and ministry in four different portraits. Reading more than one Gospel can provide additional information about parts of Jesus' life and teachings from a different perspective or to highlight or emphasize certain things unique to a Gospel…
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Scripture Build Up Gospels Part One

https://youtu.be/4yU6s62VytY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Mount of Transfiguration Matthew 16:28 is a verse that has been misunderstood due to a failure to acknowledge the context of what comes before and after. The theology called “preterist” is rooted in this verse and others like it. A preterist is one who believes that the prophecies about the…
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God Is Still on the Throne

https://youtu.be/2_0WLfwiz0A By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] and [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Psalm 36:9   For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. Galatians 5:13-14   Love is always the right action. 16   “Flesh” in this context refers to human reasoning and action contrasted with faith. Galatians 4:28-29 18   Every Christian has the choice…
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Scripture Build Up Old Testament

https://youtu.be/SUS5KMdyTpY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] READ WHAT IS WRITTEN, AND AVOID READING INTO WHAT IS WRITTEN. FOCUS ON WHAT IS WRITTEN, NOT ON THAT WHICH IS NOT WRITTEN. Scripture build up - As we study the Bible, it is appropriate to look at other Scriptures that relate to the same subject. Full comprehension of a…
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Figurative Language

https://youtu.be/ylUlP0kdzRg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] As literature, the Bible contains writing styles and conventions that are common in most languages. One of those conventions is the use of figurative language, which makes the words in the Bible more diverse, expressive, and impactful. Figure of speech – “A figure of speech is a word or phrase…
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Christ In You

https://youtu.be/hbY6iPf4_Cw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Galatians 2:20   Christianity begins with a death and a birth.  We are crucified with Christ with the result that he now lives in us. Romans 8:7–13   God’s spirit and Christ are interchangeable ways of talking about the same reality.  Christ’s spirit within us brings life into us both now and…
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New Testament Context

https://youtu.be/kPYq7jTaslc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Context is required in order to properly understand a verse in the Bible, and there are several factors involved in determining the context. This session will focus on understanding context in the New Testament from both the Gospels and Epistles. Context — “the parts of a written or spoken statement…
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Old Testament Context

https://youtu.be/7kmY7BKbtrY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Numbers 22:1   Moab is a descendent of Lot and his daughter.   Genesis 19:36-38 Numbers 22:2   The defeat of the Amorites is recorded in Numbers 21. 6   Balak believed that there was no military means available to withstand the forces of Israel, so he sought to battle with pagan divination. He…
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Reaching Outsiders

https://youtu.be/vr5fY0MUqhs By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] In the times of the Bible, there were many kinds of outsiders: Foreigners (Leviticus 19:33–34) Widows, orphans (Exodus 22:22–24) Poor (Proverbs 14:31) Gentiles (Ephesians 2:11–13) Outsider 1: Leah Genesis 29:16–17, 21–35 Outsider 2: Moses Exodus 2:1–15 Outsider 3: Rahab Joshua 2:1–11; 6:23–25; Matthew 1:2–6 Outsider 4: Mary Luke 1:26–38; Matthew…
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The Importance of Genre

https://youtu.be/vjwWcG8GFoM By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The Bible is filled with various types of literature called genre. Understanding the genre for the particular part of the Bible you are reading is very important so that you recognize specific characteristics and have the right approach to reading it. “There is a…sense in which the Bible, since it…
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Who, When, and Where

  https://youtu.be/RHgegF6Yhj0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] The use of brackets in the New Testament and important markers to acknowledge while studying the Scriptures. BRACKETS John 7:53-8:11   The footnote from the ESV and NASB states: “Later mss add the story of the adulterous woman, numbering it as John 7:53-8:11 The website is codexsiniaticus.org. This website is very…
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Reaching Children

https://youtu.be/dYv-eTKGfy0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1 Timothy 2:1-4   This series of teachings began with acknowledging what God desires. He wants a genuine love relationship with His children; therefore, He wants all to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. John 13:34-35   The attraction of the love we manifest to each other stands…
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Defining Words

https://youtu.be/7-OSxn_GRxA By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Acts 17:11   Receive the Word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily WORD STUDIES 2 Timothy 2:14-15   Focusing on a word while ignoring the context can be misleading. We do not want to determine our doctrine based upon word studies, rather on the overall scope of the…
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Additions to Text

https://youtu.be/2ZcWDlgIYKc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; All Scripture is inspired by God.  The words “inspired by God” come from one Greek word–θεόπνευστος (theopneustos or “God-breathed”).  That which originally came from God was inspired by God. …
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Reaching Those with Disabilities

https://youtu.be/fHFFrP5c6-U By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Disability—“a physical or mental impairment that substantially affects an individual in experiencing life in ways that other people typically do.” Major Types of Disabilities Physical disabilities Mental/cognitive disabilities Emotional disabilities Developmental disabilities Learning disabilities Disabilities in the Ancient World Individuals with disabilities were viewed as: Cursed by the gods A…
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Integrity of Scriptures

https://youtu.be/reEfz4kRH8Q By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] The Scriptures did not come by human will. Men moved by the holy spirit spoke for God. These original authorized writings, written in Hebrew (OT) and Greek (NT), have been transmitted and translated to us with great fidelity. We can have confidence in the integrity of the Scriptures. 2 Peter…
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Correct Mindset

https://youtu.be/phGrEWItOJk By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND Deuteronomy 4:29; 2 Chronicles 15:2, 4, and 15; Matthew 7:7-11.   If you seek Him, He will let you find Him. The whole reason for the Scriptures is so you can know and love your God. He wants you to know, but you must seek Him.…
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Women of Integrity

https://youtu.be/SgXtFFKdM6o By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Psalm 1:1-6   Although it is sometimes difficult to resist going with the wicked, a person of integrity recognizes the value of doing life God’s way.  Indeed, His blessings are better than the fleeting accolades of people. Hagar Genesis 16:1-16   Hagar found herself in an extraordinarily difficult position.  After Sarai had…
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Reaching Alcoholics and Addicts

https://youtu.be/tPTlrfkoRlE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1 Timothy 2:3   God’s desire is that all are saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Matthew 28:18-20   The great commission to the church is not only to help people receive salvation, but also to become disciples. John 8:31-26   Those who accept the Lordship of Christ and continue…
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The End Times

https://youtu.be/I5HKx7zXxOc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] What we have presented so far throughout this class focused on historical events such as the covenants God made and their significance. In this session, we will look at the future and see what things are yet to come from a New Covenant Theology perspective. “Eschatology” — from Greek eschatos…
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Resurrection Reversal

https://youtu.be/x9bcNzuO6nw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] John 11:47–50   The governing leaders saw Jesus’ popularity as a threat that they needed to eliminate. Mark 11:18   Between the triumphal entry and the temple cleansing, Jesus sealed his fate.  The council worked to discredit Jesus before the crowds but failed miserably. John 12:24–25   As difficult as it was, Jesus…
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New Covenant Identity Markers

https://youtu.be/EgNj3wA1Rek By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Today we’ll explore three major identifiers that distinguish new covenant Christians: (1) conversion (2) lord’s supper, and (3) the indwelling of the holy spirit.  The new covenant community differs from the old in that it is not a mixed group of believers and unbelievers, but a wholly regenerated people (Jer…
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Old Covenant Identity Markers

https://youtu.be/-B9YAqwVB-g By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] God commanded that his covenant people be identified by certain unique rituals, activities, behaviors, and characteristics. These are often referred to as “boundary markers.” They identify or ‘mark’ someone as being in the covenant. In order to be considered a covenant member, a person must exhibit the covenant boundary markers,…
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The Triumphal Entry

https://youtu.be/GI-ZTJOVfNQ By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] John 11:45 Chapter 11 is the record of Lazarus being raised from the dead.  This caused many to believe in Jesus. (The purpose of John is recorded in John 20:30-31 – to believe that Jesus is the Christ – the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you…
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The Land Promise

https://youtu.be/JWyQmH-iKxc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] After looking God’s promises to Abraham and Sarah to inherit the land, we’ll dig into how the New Testament amplifies the land promise in light of what Christ has accomplished.  In the end, all of those with faith like Abraham (both Jews and Gentiles) will inherit the world (not just…
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Announcing How to Enjoy the Bible

We are excited to announce our newest class, How to Enjoy the Bible, which we will be live streaming for free, starting April 27th. Class Description The Bible contains everything we need to know for life and godliness. The Scriptures make known Yahweh our God, Jesus Christ our Lord, the purpose for our lives, and…
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Israel & the Church in Romans 9-11 (Part 2)

https://youtu.be/BpV2jNfGgvI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] With the new covenant in Christ, God's promises to Abraham are being fulfilled as a result of the inclusion of the Gentiles with Israel as God's covenant people. But this then raises the question, "What about God's promises to Israel?" In this session, we are going to continue examining Romans…
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James Five

https://youtu.be/Msa3640xayw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1   “Weep and howl” are frequently used regarding the wicked in the Day of Judgment. 2   James 1:10-11; 2:5-6; Luke 6:24-25 Matthew 19:16-23   The unrighteous rich are the subject, not just the rich. James 5:3   Their emphasis was on saving up for their last days, but their actions will be…
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Israel & the Church in Romans 9-11 (Part 1)

https://youtu.be/n9EIM6gmTsg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] With the new covenant in Christ, God's promises to Abraham are being fulfilled as a result of the inclusion of the Gentiles with Israel as God's covenant people. But this then raises the question, "What about God's promises to Israel?" In this session and the following, we are going to…
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Christ’s Death Inaugurates the New Covenant

https://youtu.be/NxUl5CWZMYg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Jesus kept the old covenant perfectly even while exemplifying and teaching his disciples how to live out the new covenant.  However, when he died, he inaugurated the new covenant with his blood.  Not only did his sacrifice atone for sins committed under the old system, but it also brought it…
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James Four

https://youtu.be/IhGvXT4ZFMU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] Wisdom from above vs earthly wisdom James 3:13-18 In James 1:5   We were encouraged to ask God if we lack wisdom.  What does godly wisdom look like? Wisdom from above is gentle, pure, peaceable, reasonable, full of mercy, full of good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. Wisdom of this world has…
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Jesus: New Covenant Exemplar and Teacher

https://youtu.be/aV9pr3ImBSQ By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Even while keeping the old covenant, Jesus also exemplified and taught his disciples how to live out the new covenant.  Just like Moses before him, Jesus explained the covenant requirements prior to ratifying the covenant with a blood sacrifice.  Following Christ’s example means embracing the future kingdom culture as a…
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Jesus: Faithful Israelite Under the Old Covenant

https://youtu.be/0EsvfhnN768 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] Jesus: Faithful Israelite under the Old Covenant Jesus the Messiah was born into a Jewish family and grew up learning and following Torah (the Law). He lived a faithful life of righteousness, obeying all the commandments of God and fulfilling the old covenant obligations as the model Israelite among God's…
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James Three

https://youtu.be/xonMvcUnFmI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Three subjects – 1) teachers, 2) control the tongue, and 3) wisdom James 3:1   Based on the context, the primary qualification for a teacher is to be genuine, not a hypocrite. Teachers can lead people to or away from God, to eternal life or to death. They must discipline their…
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New Covenant Prophecies

https://youtu.be/OSgHvXMkCSw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] In the midst of a failed covenant with Israel, God promises hope for His people through a new covenant that He will make. This new covenant will not be like the old covenant. Rather, it will accomplish the plan and purposes of God and fulfill all the previous covenant promises…
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Davidic Covenant

https://youtu.be/tr109DvywKM By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] God promised David that his dynasty and throne would endure forever.  Nevertheless, after approximately four centuries of rule, God ejected his people from the land, ending the reign of Davidic kings.  Does this mean God’s promise to David has failed?  Surely, our covenant-making God will fulfill what He said. 1.…
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James Two

https://youtu.be/C85r296tpMk By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] James chapter two continues with the context in chapter one.  The last topic covered was to be a doer of the word and not only a hearer (James 1:23-27).  Chapter two really expounds on this idea of what is a doer of the word. Chapter two emphasizes two major points:…
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Old Covenant Part 2

https://youtu.be/CwFn9TPbM2I By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] We pick up where we left off last time and cover the rest of the old covenant, stepping back to view it from a broad perspective.  In this session we’ll provide answers to the following: What is the old covenant as a whole? What is at the core of the…
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Old Covenant Part 1

https://youtu.be/LRa_cFOUUF8 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] This session will cover the deliverance and rescue of Israel from slavery in Egypt and God's covenant with them at Mount Sinai. We will look at the purpose for which the Old Covenant was made, the ceremony of the covenant, and how it functions in God's redemptive plan as the…
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James One

https://youtu.be/53hGL_44ba0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] The Epistle was probably the first written after Jesus’ ascension and before Paul revealed the mystery. Many themes correspond with the Sermon on the Mount. First sent to the Christian Jews who dispersed from Israel into Asia Minor, this letter contains many practical concepts of truth which are applicable to…
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Abrahamic Covenant

https://youtu.be/CLK8wsc7fNE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] One of the most critical events in the biblical narrative is God's covenant with Abraham. In this session, you will see how this covenant functions on a fundamental level in God's redemptive plan and purposes for the whole world. The Plot Story Thus Far (Adam → Noah → Abraham) Each…
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Creation Covenant

https://youtu.be/pTJHoeVU0Bo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] As we begin part two of our class, we will consider God’s covenant with creation and the roles Adam and Noah play.  God’s commitment to the created order shows us his original intention as well as providing the foundation stone upon which he will build all subsequent covenants. Covenants Two…
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Relationships: Seeking Connection

https://youtu.be/OznAbw_NQs8 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] We are created to be in relationship! Genesis 2:15-18 From the very beginning, God saw that humankind needed companionship. For Adam, that was found in his wife, Eve. But our desire for relationships extends to every aspect of life. We desire to be in relationship with our family (parents, siblings,…
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Defining New Covenant Theology

https://youtu.be/skBLs8vVBq8 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] New Covenant Theology is a mediating position between dispensational and covenant theologies. This session will be focusing on defining Progressive Covenantalism, which is a form of New Covenant Theology, and how it seeks to answer difficult questions better than alternative theological frameworks. Covenantalism — a system of thought used to…
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Evaluating Covenant Theology

https://youtu.be/VeErvtv6fn8 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Last time you learned what covenant theology is, today you’ll see the benefits of the system, as well as some of the problems with it. Abbreviations: OT: Old Testament NT: New Testament CT: Covenant Theology Vocabulary: eschatology: the doctrine of the end times Benefits Clean logical system Recognizes continuity throughout…
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New Beginnings: Kill or Die

https://youtu.be/YBez7UtC_wU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Romans 8:12   As a believer who has received God’s spirit, you are no longer obligated to live according to the flesh (Ephesians 2:1-3).  You have a choice! Romans 8:13   Living according to the flesh means dying; killing the flesh by the spirit means living.  This is the ongoing fight you…
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Defining Covenantalism

https://youtu.be/iQAuPt5DwCo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The second major type of biblical framework to be discussed is Covenantalism. This session of the class lays out this theological system including its major tenets, organizing principles, and unique features, and also how it is used as a hermeneutic for interpreting Scripture. Defining Covenantalism Covenantalism—“A system of thought used…
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Evaluating Dispensationalism

https://youtu.be/573203ogq-Q By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Evaluating Dispensationalism Last time you learned what dispensationalism is, today you’ll see the benefits of the system, as well as some of the problems with the three major types. Abbreviations: OT: Old Testament NT: New Testament CD: Classic Dispensationalism RD: Revised Dispensationalism PD: Progressive Dispensationalism Vocabulary: hermeneutic: an interpretive strategy…
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New Beginnings: A New Creation in Christ

https://youtu.be/iMaorUZO87s By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] 2 Corinthians 2:17 – ESV (English Standard Version) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. When thinking of “creation,” one often thinks of the Genesis creation.  Throughout Scripture, God hints at a new creation.  Ps 102:15-18;…
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Defining Dispensationalism

https://youtu.be/1PB16F2lACI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The first part of this class that covers biblical frameworks, begins by giving an overview of Dispensationalism that includes an explanation of the principles, structure, and unique features of this biblical framework and how it operates as a hermeneutic for interpreting the story of Scripture. Dispensationalism — “Dispensationalism is a…
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Introducing Biblical Frameworks

https://youtu.be/io9bVOvPRS4 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] In this session, you'll learn the objectives for this class. You'll also see how the three major parts of this class fit together, including (1) biblical frameworks, (2) biblical covenants, and (3) new covenant theology. Introducing Biblical Frameworks Objectives to make sense of the Bible overall to understand how God…
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New Beginnings: When It’s Time to Hit Reset

https://youtu.be/ntrDdEVlCJE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The world is in a process of continual change. The sun rises and falls each day, and we grow older with each passing year. Our lives also consist of many seasons and times of change. Whether it is relationships, family, job, home, hobbies, etc. Almost every stage of life is…
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Announcing New Covenant Theology

We are excited to announce our newest class, New Covenant Theology, which we will be live streaming for free, starting January 26th. Class Description Like looking at the picture of a jigsaw puzzle before putting it together, this class will present a comprehensive biblical framework for understanding God’s plan of redemption from creation to final…
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New Beginnings: Coming Back

https://youtu.be/Duu1q0FP0XI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Throughout Scripture we find examples of those who fell away from their obedience to God and then came back.  Doing so requires honesty, repentance, and accepting God’s forgiveness. 2 Chronicles 33:1-6   Manasseh was not only the longest reigning king of Judah, but also the worst of all time.  He built…
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New Beginnings: Strong in Faith

https://youtu.be/EPdMomlHtAI By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] John 1:35-42 Faith begins when we “come and see.” Luke 5:1-10 Faith grows as we do what our Lord tells us to do. Faith grows with practice. Mark 1:29-34 Peter brought Jesus to his home. Faith grows as we incorporate it into our home life, school, job, and social life.…
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My Times Are in Your Hand

https://youtu.be/DeyqwLXuyOo By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="John Cortright"] Throughout our days, our years, our lives, no matter what the circumstance, God is in control.  All things were designed for His purpose. Revelation 4:8-11 For You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created Job 14:1-2; Psalm 90:1-12; 39:4-5; 144:3-4 A man’s life is…
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Resilience

https://youtu.be/xdmP25l_MQ4 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"]
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Jesus’ Birth, A Story of Miracles

https://youtu.be/dm6Im3fi8Jg By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Matthew 1:1-17 - Genealogy of miracles Abraham and Sara were past the age of having children. Romans 4:16-21 Isaac and Rebekah - She was barren; Isaac prayed. Genesis 25:21 Rebekah prayed, saw a vision. Genesis 25: 22-23 Jacob prayed, wrestled with an angel. Genesis 32:9-30 Judah with Tamar his daughter-in-law…
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Myth: The Manifestations of the Spirit Have Ceased

https://youtu.be/DTTAD1kHUs0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Christians hold to two main views on spiritual gifts (healing, prophecy, tongues, etc.).  Cessationists believe such miracles have ceased with the death of Jesus’ original apostles while continuationists hold that these activities continued beyond the first century and will remain available until Christ returns. Five Reasons for Cessationism The gifts…
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Myth: Christians Must Keep the Law

https://youtu.be/VPwieuNA-fA By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] God’s Law Exodus 12:14, 17—God gave His Law to His people and commanded that they observe and obey it. Christ kept the Law Jesus never sinned. Peter—1 Peter 2:22 John—1 John 3:5 Paul—2 Corinthians 5:21 Paul kept the Law Acts 21:23; 25:8; 28:17 Christians must keep the Law Matt 5:17-18—Christ…
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Myth: If You Believe, You Will Receive

https://youtu.be/hB7KVSRXAz4 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Mark 11:24; Matthew 7:8; 18:19; 21:21-22; John 14:13-14; 16:23 Jesus spoke about having faith and expecting God to answer our prayers.  He told his followers to have faith without doubting.  Our Lord performed dozens of healings and miracles throughout his powerful ministry.  Does this mean that faith is sufficient to…
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In Everything Give Thanks

https://youtu.be/dUFT-haj8og by John Cortright 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks! This is God’s will for us – give thanks in everything. We have so much to be thankful for. Even, in what might seem to be terrible circumstances, we are told to give thanks in everything. What are you looking at? Where is your…
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Conclusion

https://youtu.be/vEE8f3bkf7g by Sean Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org
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Myth: Doctrine Doesn’t Matter

https://youtu.be/IUDFsQ7fZ6A by Vince Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org Matthew 22:36-40   Love is the most important; doctrine is not as important. 2 John 1-4   Truth and love must have an inseparable connection. Our love must be in truth, in right doctrine. Truth is the foundation and thrust of love. Love is the aim of truth.…
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Myth: The Devil Is Not Real

https://youtu.be/lw63Sf_nZJM by Vince Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org Genesis 3:1; Revelation 12:9; 20:2   The serpent is called the devil and Satan. Ezekiel 28:12   Did God create the devil?  Why was he in Eden? 14   Cherubim - Genesis 3:24; Ezekiel 10; and Revelation 4:6-9 - four living creatures They were above the ark of covenant…
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Be Subject to Governing Authorities Romans 13:1-6

https://youtu.be/-vBq41CcIXY by John Cortright Romans 13:1-6 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. God is sovereign over the nations of the world.  He can cause governments to rise or fall. This can be seen throughout Scripture. Genesis 14:13-24 – God delivered Abraham defeating King Chedorlaomer and the kings of the east.…
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Myth: Jesus Must Be God to Pay for Sins

https://youtu.be/oNJtc66SgQc by Jerry Wierwille For more information visit lhim.org In 1098, Anselm of Canterbury wrote Cur Deus Homo (“Why God Became Man”) to demonstrate the rational basis explaining why Jesus had to be God incarnated as a human being. The basis of his argument can be summarized as follows: 1)    God is an infinite being.…
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Myth: God is a Trinity of Persons

https://youtu.be/HmsY89URDHo by Sean Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org Definition:1. God is three persons2. Each person is fully God3. There is one God History: 1. Theophilus (184) 2. Tertullian (208) 3. Alexander (313) 4. Nicaea (325) 5. Constantinople (381) 6. Ephesus (431) 7. Chalcedon (451) 8. Athanasian Creed (500s?) Bible: God is one person (Deuteronomy…
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Myth: Obedience is Not Required for Salvation

https://youtu.be/a2serMqBAo8 by John Cortright For more information visit lhim.org Last week, we looked at the myth of “Once Saved, Always Saved” or that “Salvation is Permanent”. Continuing on in this same thought, this week we’ll look at the myth that “Obedience is NOT Required for Salvation” -- the idea that once you make a one…
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Serve the Lord

https://youtu.be/Nw8taqH2h9Q by John Cortright Romans 12:11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 1. not lagging behind in diligence 2. fervent in spirit 3. serve the Lord Not lagging behind in diligence “Not lagging behind” = “Do not be slothful” (ESV), “not procrastinating” (NEV). This word is translated as “lazy” in…
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Function in the Body of Christ

https://youtu.be/tIDuTZjyu80 by John Cortright We are one body with many members. We do not all have the same function. Romans 12:4-6 I Corinthians 12:12-27 We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us. Romans 12:7-8 Hebrews 2:4 I Peter 4:10-11 DO IT! Colossians 1:24 – Do your share! Matthew 8:5-10 Luke 17:5-10
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Myth: Salvation Cannot Be Lost

https://youtu.be/35whnushw1E by Vince Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org The myth we bust this morning is eternal security--the doctrine that people who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior cannot lose their salvation. This is also known as "once saved, always saved.” This belief has many supporters in Christianity, and the biblical evidence for…
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Myth: The Saved Go to Heaven at Death

https://youtu.be/6SDroiBZYP8 by John Cortright For more information visit lhim.org Definition of a myth: a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events; a widely held but false belief or idea. 1 Tim 1:4; 2 Timothy 4:4 In the…
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Farewell

https://youtu.be/6fyyOJCdD9I by Jay Kline and Bill Yaconis For more information visit lhim.org
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Receive, Retain, Release

https://youtu.be/P_bLpSBUcBg by Vince Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org Receive with Meekness; Retain with Conviction; Release with Boldness 1 Thessalonians 2:13   Receive and accept it as the Word of God. When you understand the Word of God, you are having an encounter with God. Psalm 19:7-10 Making wise the simple – do you feel like…
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Recommended Bible Translations (Which Bible Is Best?)

https://youtu.be/pXElg3YZ7ME by Sean Finnegan Today after a quick review and an appeal to learn the biblical languages, I’ll recommend a number of Bible translations.  Although I’m hesitant to do this, so many have written in asking for it that I would be negligent to avoid making some recommendations in this last episode.  Additionally, we’ll cover…
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Spirit Who or Which? (Translating the Holy Spirit)

https://youtu.be/m4FSF-50_Xw by Sean Finnegan This is our fifth and final example of bias in translation. After this episode, we'll have one more to conclude our class on How We Got the Bible.  Today our focus is God's spirit.  Should it have an uppercase 'S' or a lowercase 's?'  Should pronouns referring back to spirit be…
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Did Jesus Claim to Be “The Great I AM” in John 8:58?

https://youtu.be/jzheOdj0cFg by Sean Finnegan Did Jesus claim to be "The Great I AM" in John 8.58?  If not, what was he saying?  In this episode we examine the alleged parallel passage in Exodus where God reveals his name to Moses at the burning bush.  Next, we'll explore texts with the same Greek construction that Jesus…
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Fortified by Joy

https://youtu.be/V5lYHdsaB0g by John Cortright For more information visit lhim.org Nehemiah 8:1-3; 5-6; 8-12 There was weeping, yet the admonition was that the joy of the Lord was their strength! Ezra 3:10-13 – A similar experience of weeping and joy occurred when the foundation of the second temple was laid. Nehemiah 8:13-17 – They celebrated the…
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Firstborn Of or Firstborn Over

https://youtu.be/yo77X7P3rMg by Sean Finnegan Colossians 1.15 presents an interesting test case to examine translation bias.  Well meaning Bible students have taken this text in at least three different ways.  However, some translations, motivated by a fear that readers might see Christ as a member of creation, have increasingly pushed for seeing this text as proof…
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Fortified by Resilience

https://youtu.be/zqMdCHgUpD8 by Vince Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org Fortified with Resilience (the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness) Acts 14:1-2 Wherever and whenever Paul spoke, resistance arose. 3 When there was resistance, Paul reacted with more boldness. 5 The attack intensified. 6-7 Therefore, Paul’s determination intensified. 8-12 Zeus was the sky and thunder…
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Bow or Worship?

https://youtu.be/UdflgOON-g4 by Sean Finnegan How should translators render the word προκσυνέω (proskuneo) into English? Since this word has a range of meanings from bowing as a sign of respect to worshiping God, translators sometimes decide what English words to use based more on their theological presuppositions than the grammar or textual context. For example, some…
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God’s Form or God’s Nature

https://youtu.be/r5VvpQaKlas by Sean Finnegan This is our first of five examples of bias in translation. Today we’ll examine Philippians 2.6-7, specifically focusing on how translators render two important words (ἁρπαγμός harpagmon and μορφή morphe). We’ll see how a couple of the most popular evangelical versions break free from the underlying Greek syntax in order to…
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Bias in Bible Translations

https://youtu.be/HEJohVFKxWg by Sean Finnegan Last time we evaluated two popular single-translator Bibles: the Message and the Passion Translation.  This time, we're switching gears to consider committee-based versions.  I want to shine a spotlight on the whole subject of bias in translation in an effort to point out what often goes unnoticed.  We'll consider both the…
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Evaluating the Message Bible and the Passion Translation

https://youtu.be/JZ1Gk7or_XY by Sean Finnegan Last time we looked at the King James version which is one of the strictest formal equivalence Bibles every made.  This time we are going to analyze two Bibles on the other end of the spectrum: the Message Bible and the Passion Translation.  These two versions share a number of characteristics…
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Evaluating the King James Version

https://youtu.be/nCaANNXT0Ps by Sean Finnegan What do you know about the King James Version?  Is it an accurate translation?  Does it have flaws?  Should you use it as a measuring stick for other translations?  In today's episode, we'll cover the making of the KJV of the Bible, going back to William Tyndale's courageous work before delving…
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Gender in Bible Translation

https://youtu.be/6bZugfhX0TQ by Sean Finnegan Did you know that controversies surrounding how to translate gender in the Bible had a major impact on Bible translation over the last 30 years?  In this episode we'll briefly overview various feminist movements before examining the NRSV, which proved to be a forerunner for gender inclusive Bible translations.  Next we'll…
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Bible Translation Default Decisions

https://youtu.be/HPKVeNFEvnQ by Sean Finnegan This time, we need to take a look at five major default decisions translation teams make at the outset. 1. Units of Measurement and Currency 2. Hebrew Idioms 3. English Vocabulary 4. Editorial Enhancements 5. God's Name By becoming familiar with these five topics, you'll be able to better assess English…
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Bible Translation Philosophies

https://youtu.be/OTalda3J_eQ by Sean Finnegan As it turns out, English Bible translators divide into two broad styles of translation: formal equivalence and dynamic equivalence.  In this episode we’ll explore these two translation philosophies and the trade offs each makes in order to produce English Bibles. For more information visit lhim.org
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Two Uncorrected Corruptions

https://youtu.be/sdWcvrXtmi4 by Sean Finnegan Last time we covered two corrected corruptions (1 Timothy 3.16 and 1 John 5.7).  This time we'll consider two uncorrected corruptions, including the long ending on Mark (16.9-20) and the passage about the adulterous woman that Jesus saves (John 7.53-8.11).  Although these two texts are not found in the earliest and…
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Two Corrected Corruptions

https://youtu.be/X3AksNPFVCY by Sean Finnegan Today we move from learning about manuscripts and textual criticism to actually doing textual criticism.  I've chosen two well-known corruptions to illustrate the process of textual criticism: 1 Timothy 3.16 and 1 John 5.7.  In each of these cases scribes have altered the text of scripture and we have the manuscript…
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Love in Times Like These

https://youtu.be/TwGk7WI_59Q by Vince Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org Ephesians 1:4-5   God made a deliberate choice, predetermined by His love, for you to be His child. 1:15   The proper response to God’s love for us is to love all the saints. 2:1-9   His great love wherewith He loved us is entirely beyond human merit. 3:17…
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New Testament Textual Criticism

https://youtu.be/N1er5hDQAi0 by Sean Finnegan Last time we surveyed five hundred years of New Testament textual criticism.  Today we address the process by which these scholars have done and continue to do their work.  We'll see how they weigh internal and external evidence.  We'll cover reasoned eclecticism (Bruce Metzger), the refined documentary approach (Philip Comfort), and…
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Reconstructing the New Testament

https://youtu.be/gb0_2GeKTwI by Sean Finnegan Before we can understand how textual scholars do their work today, it's important to understand the history of how they have endeavored to reconstruct the Greek New Testament over the years.  In this episode you'll learn about the rich and important history of how our understanding of the Greek New Testament…
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Peacemakers in Times Like These

https://youtu.be/-MSzrmm3Rfk by John Cortright For more information visit lhim.org Jesus taught us how to live in his day and time, and these principles are still true today, even in times like these in which we find ourselves in 2020. Matthew 5:1-16 The beatitudes or “blessed attitudes” provide us with guidance as to how we as…
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Other New Testament Manuscripts

https://youtu.be/5v-PAT6dwe0 by Sean Finnegan We've been working our way through the various sources for our Greek New Testament.  We've looked at the papyri and the uncials, but there is so much more to consider.  In fact, the New Testament papyri and uncials combined make up less than 2% of our manuscripts.  Today, we'll consider the…
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Greek New Testament Uncials

https://youtu.be/Le2LuNJL8Dk by Sean Finnegan Today we are moving into our second group of New Testament manuscripts--the uncials.  However, before describing them, we'll need to focus on how Christian scribes went about their work.  As it turns out the situation is quite different than the Jewish scribes who preserved the Hebrew Bible.  Then we'll follow the…
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Greek New Testament Papyri

https://youtu.be/dWugeANgmR8 by Sean Finnegan Today we are shifting gears from the Old Testament to the New Testament, from Hebrew manuscripts to Greek ones.  We'll begin with the earliest evidence for the Greek New Testament, the papyri.  Made from the papyrus plant, approximately 130 of these manuscripts survive today in museums around the world.  In this…
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Jewish Bible Translations

https://youtu.be/GsWOaIgcKdQ by Sean Finnegan Today we are going to take a brief break from manuscripts and dip our toes into the pool of Bible translations.  Specifically, we'll take a look at six of the most prominent Jewish translations of the Hebrew Bible, including: Jewish Publication Society (1917) Koren Jerusalem Bible (1961) New Jewish Publication Society…
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Full of the Spirit

https://youtu.be/G4aT9lZ3nwk by Vince Finnegan For more information visit lhim.org Acts 6:1-5 The requirements: 1. Good reputation, 2. Full of spirit, and 3. Wisdom Stephen was a man full of faith and of the holy spirit. 7-8 Stephen was full of grace and power. He walked with the manifestations of the spirit. 10 Could not cope…
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Determining the Best Hebrew Reading

https://youtu.be/7Sg4zmH0cuo by Sean Finnegan For our Hebrew Bibles we have three main groups of manuscripts to compare: the Masoretic Text group, the Samaritan Pentateuch group, and the Septuagint group.  Each of these groups contain many manuscripts with the Masoretic Text group containing the most.  In this episode of How We Got the Bible, we're going…
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Samaritan Pentateuch and Ancient Translations

https://youtu.be/OXN5y30VsdE by Sean Finnegan In this class, "How We Got the Bible," we're continuing on in our quest to understand the sources for the Hebrew Bible.  We've already covered the Masoretic Text and the Dead Sea Scrolls, but we have one last important Hebrew source to look at before surveying several significant ancient translations.  As…
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Earliest Hebrew Manuscripts

https://youtu.be/p6KEcc2Rm5k by Sean Finnegan Last time we looked at the Hebrew manuscripts known as the Masoretic Texts from the middle ages. Today, we’ll focus on the earliest Hebrew manuscripts ever found, including those at the Cairo Genizah, the Ein-Gedi Scroll, the Nash Papyrus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Ketef Hinnom Silver Scroll. This is…
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The Masoretic Text

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E_9mmCXbMM&feature=youtu.be by Sean Finnegan This class covers the transmission of manuscripts as well as the translation process so you understand where Bibles come from. This episode focuses on the manuscripts that underlie the Masoretic Text. You’ll learn about the Aleppo Codex: probably the most accurate Masoretic Text on the planet. We’ll cover the Leningrad Codex…
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Pentecost: God’s Spirit Poured Out

https://youtu.be/9pfrKW8DwjM Acts 2:1-4 Pentecost is a Jewish festival (Feast of Weeks) celebrating the first fruits of the wheat harvest (Exodus 34:22). Jewish men from all over the Middle East would make pilgrimage to Jerusalem to participate. This would be an ideal time to reach a maximally diverse group of Jews in one sermon! The fire…
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How We Got the Bible

https://youtu.be/Xe3sqndBhN0 Are you curious how we get our English Bibles? Have you ever wondered about the manuscripts and the translation process? Join Sean Finnegan as he leads you through a journey of discovery to understand where we get our Bibles from?
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God’s Spirit in Action

https://youtu.be/3iXSJB8mpKg God has always worked with individuals throughout history.  Here is a select list of examples of God working with people through His spirit in Old Testament times. Genesis 41:33-40   Joseph’s prophecy and wisdom to prepare for the famine Exodus 31:1-11   Bezalel endowed with ability and intelligence for master craftsmanship Numbers 11:14-17, 24-30   Moses and…
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Holiday Dinner

We're planning a holiday dinner; please say you'll be here.  Let's celebrate the season with good friends and good cheer! Please bring a dessert to share. Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air, and the spirit of the season make winter easier to bear. Living Hope invites you and your family…
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Communion Service

Come to Living Hope this Sunday at 10:30 AM for a special Thanksgiving Communion service. This is such a great time of year to enjoy the family of God and to reflect on the blessings we have received. Let us take some time out this Sunday to remember the ultimate gift God has given us…
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Harvest Meal

Join us on Sunday for our Harvest Meal for a time to get together and enjoy the family of God. Please be sure to bring something to share with everyone, especially crock pots and pies. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Living Hope 458 Old Niskayuna Road Latham, NY 12110 Service begins at 10:30am;…
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Donald MacMillan Family Praise Service

Donald MacMillan of Scotland is visiting this weekend and will be sharing and leading us in a praise service at Living Hope on Saturday night at 7pm as well as helping out Sunday morning. This will be a great time to enjoy Christian music and extol our wonderful God together that you won't want to…
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