Category Archives: Weekly Bible Teaching Email

Win the Battle

https://youtu.be/Oam5RJ2AIJU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] God Wants YOU and Is Fighting For YOU Exo 20:1-6 Idols primarily refer to physical idols/statues that represent false gods. But there are also many other very dangerous idols in life that are not made by human hands. The Battle—Spiritual Warfare Eph 6:12-17 God has enabled us for the battle,…
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We Need Help

https://youtu.be/hCukhY9ufbQ By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 2 Corinthians 4:4; 11:3; Ephesians 2:2, 3; 6:12; 1 Peter 5:8-9; Revelation 12:9   The great deception we all are confronted with is we believe we can do it on our own. “I don’t need help” is the mantra of many. Proverbs 15:8   God wants to help. He delights in our…
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God Hears Our Prayers

https://youtu.be/JX7wgDrVFQ0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Deuteronomy 4:29; Proverbs 8:17   Seek Yahweh, and you will find Him. 2 Chronicles 15:2, 4, 15 Proverbs 15:8   The prayer of the upright is God’s delight. Matthew 7:7-11   Ask, seek, knock. Matthew 6:5-15   Jesus provided instruction on how to pray and gave a guideline for daily prayer. The aspects of…
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Jonah: God’s Heart for the Wicked

https://youtu.be/zq0Nz_O15nE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"]  Jonah 1:1-17   Instead of obeying God’s command to go and preach to Nineveh, Jonah flees in the opposite direction.   Jonah 2:1, 10   Although Jonah tried to end his life, God saved him and gave him another chance to do the right thing.  Jonah 3:1-10   This time, Jonah preaches to the…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Giving

https://youtu.be/G91hKkcPkak By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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