Tag Archives: Jesus

King Jesus Part 1

https://youtu.be/YTsoUOf45ts By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] What do the words “Christ” and “Messiah” mean to you? “Christ” is from the Greek Christos and “Messiah” is from the Hebrew Mashiach. Both words mean anointed. The three significant anointings in the OT where the prophet, priest, and king. Jesus was the only one anointed as all three, with…
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Truth & Love

https://youtu.be/_t1rKBKYBaw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] 1 Peter 1:13   Our hope is on the revelation of Jesus Christ rather than success, wealth, or even making a difference in the world. 1 Peter 1:14-16   Instead of blindly and uncritically following our cravings, God says we can be holy like He is! 1 Peter 1:17-19   God is the…
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The Anchor of the Soul

https://youtu.be/wnunUlCdnZE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Hebrews 5:11   Those Christians who are dull, sluggish, lazy of hearing are spiritual infants who need milk rather than solid food. 14   The mature hear and practice and discern good and evil. Hebrews 6:1-3   Some were still holding onto the law and not faith in God’s grace. The resurrection of…
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What Does It Mean to Be a Christian? 2: Follow Jesus

https://youtu.be/18W5YH8iJmc By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Following Jesus entails two major aspects: Reading his words and doing them Watching his example and imitating him John 10:24-28   People had various opinions of Jesus. Some believed and others thought he was oppressed by a demon. What do you think? Are you one of his sheep? Luke 6:46-49   Jesus…
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JESUS (Don’t Forget the Message)

https://youtu.be/vVs1V5RpMgM By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jay Kline"] Acts 3:1-10, 16, 19 Acts 4:7-10, 12, 16-18 Do not speak. Luke 19:10   For the Son of man John 3:16   For God… John 3:17   For God… John 14:6   Jesus said unto him, Billy Graham story 2 Corinthians 5:17-20   We are ambassadors for Christ.
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Brood of Vipers!

God Does Not Cancel, He Calls Cancel culture is one “in which [people] gain prestige for identifying small offenses…, and then publicly ‘calling out’ the offenders.… Call-out culture … award[s] status to people who shame or punish alleged offenders.”1 In twenty-first century America, cancel culture (or call-out culture) does not punish crimes, but words and…
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Christ the King

What do you think when you hear or read the words “Christ” or its equivalent, “Messiah”? “Christ” is from the Greek Christos, and “Messiah” is from the Hebrew Mashiach. Both words mean anointed. The three significant anointings in the OT where the prophet, priest, and king. Jesus, the Son of God, was the unique one…
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Love and Forgiveness

Sin has been, is now, and will be a consistent problem for humankind until Jesus Christ returns. The sin of Adam was passed to us all (Genesis 3). From the time of Adam until the resurrection of Jesus, the full sharing and communion with Yahweh was lost. Yahweh is a righteous and holy God and…
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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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Jesus Sympathizes With You

The physical pain Jesus suffered is beyond my comprehension as are the negative emotions he navigated through all without sinning. He is the example of how to endure difficulties without compromising our faith. 1 Peter 2:21-23. For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for…
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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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How Can I Be Awesome?

Are you an achiever? Do you get a little burst of joy each time you accomplish a task, no matter how small? Do you take pride in your hard-earned accomplishments? Are you eager to share your accomplishments when you first meet someone? Are you driven to be the best? If you answered, “Yes,” to these…
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God Can Do So Much With So Little

What’s your favorite “Jesus story”? I once heard a Bible teacher ask us this question—to think about our favorite gospel story of Jesus. He asked us to consider—of all the amazing things Jesus did and said, if one or two records had a special impact or was particularly enjoyable. He suggested pondering this to gain…
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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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All the Time in the World

Living on an Eternal Schedule Time is valuable, and the way we speak about it reflects that attitude. In American culture, we don’t just say, “time is money.” We refer to time like a precious resource: we talk about “wasting” time, “spending” time, “saving” time, and “making” time. In my most generous moments, I tell…
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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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Can I Help You?

Are you a helper? Do you automatically size up a situation and find a way to plug yourself in? Are you the type of person who regularly finds yourself staying late to clean up after a party? Are you attuned to others’ needs and emotions? Are you a great listener, for whom relationships and giving…
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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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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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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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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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What If I’m Wrong?

Most of us are probably too scared to ask this question, especially about the big questions of life. We might be able to admit we are wrong about picking a car mechanic, forgetting to bring an umbrella, or choosing something off the menu at a restaurant. But how many of us are willing to ask…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Healing Is an Aspect of Salvation

Isaiah 53 is the great chapter in the OT that foretells God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. Former prophecies of the Messiah and the message of salvation were presented in veiled form. But here, for the first time, it is set forth with magnificent clarity. The prophecy was written in the past tense as…
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Jesus’ Example of Endurance

Many of the events that preceded Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion focused on his hope thereby preparing him to endure. An example of this is when Jesus said to his disciples, “Some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power”…
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Elisha, a Type of Jesus as “Father”

The Old Testament is full of typology concerning Christ Jesus of Nazareth. The sacrificial system of the law serves as type for the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of humanity. Passover shows that through the sacrifice of a lamb, death passed over those of obedience. Similarly, the sacrifice of Jesus (the Lamb of God)…
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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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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Immanuel

Have you ever wondered why we sing songs about Emmanuel at Christmas, or why it was said that the Messiah would be called by this name and yet he never was? I have. Isaiah 7 foretells of what the angel told Joseph in Matthew 1:18-25. Before we read Isaiah, the following is important to know.…
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