Category Archives: Weekly Bible Teaching

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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