ARE YOU PREPARED TO BE EFFECTIVE IN OUR CULTURE?

– Jesus: Our Faithful High Priest and Scribe (Part 1)  ARE YOU PREPARED TO BE EFFECTIVE IN OUR CULTURE? (Ezra 8) The sad results of Sir John Franklin’s mission to explore the Northwest Passage proved to be a turning point in Arctic exploration in the mid-1800s. (Listen to full story here.) Sir John

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A HOUSE OF HIS GLORY

– Jesus: Our Restorer of Hope (Part 2) – HOUSES OF HIS GLORY (2 Chronicles 5 and 7) If you and I could theoretically draw circles around just a few words to put 1 and 2 Chronicles in a nutshell, perhaps they would be:  REMEMBER. REFLECT. REJOICE. RESTORE. The Lord

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FIRST STEP OUT OF CAPTIVITY

– Jesus: Our Restorer of Hope (Part 1) – FIRST STEP OUT OF CAPTIVITY (2 Chronicles 5 & 7) Ezra, a scribe, led by the Holy Spirit, recorded or “CHRONICLED” Israel’s history to remind his contemporaries of their HISTORY and their HERITAGE. Very few Israelites living at that time could

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DARE TO BELIEVE GOD

– JESUS: OUR RIGHTEOUS RULER (Part 5) – WILL YOU DARE TO BELIEVE GOD? (I Kings 18) Proofing Himself was a SMALL test for our God, but it was no small test for Elijah.  The odds were OVERWHELMING (450:1). The peer pressure was intense. ELIJAH STOOD BY HIS RIGHTEOUS RULER

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A GOD WHO CAN’T BURN WET WOOD IS NO GOOD

– JESUS: OUR RIGHTEOUS RULER PROVIDES PROOF (Part 4) – (I Kings 18) On Mt. Carmel followers of Baal dramatically outnumbered true followers of Jehovah. The proof would need to be certain. There could be no put on, no sleight of hand. The true God was not the one whose

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LET GOD SHOW HIS STRENGTH

– JESUS: OUR RIGHTEOUS RULER EXECUTES THE PLAN, (Part 3) – THE PLAN: LET GOD HIMSELF SHOW HIS STRENGTH (I Kings 18) Oswald Sanders said, “Elijah appeared at the zero hour in Israel’s history … like a meteor, he flashed across the inky blackness of Israel’s spiritual night.” Nothing surprises God.

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IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM

– JESUS: Our Righteous Ruler Identifies the PROBLEM (Part 2) – IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM (I Kings 18) AHAB vs. ELIJAH. It was a dramatic showdown between IDOLATRY and the LIVING GOD. Elijah confronted the false prophets and the people with the truth. They had been walking away from God for so

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UNDECIDED AND NON-COMMITTED

 – JESUS: OUR RIGHTEOUS RULER –  UNDECIDED AND NON-COMMITTED (1 Kings 18) Some years ago, during an election cycle, a national news publication article started like this: “UNDECIDED AND NON-COMMITTED.” It referred to those who were confused about which candidate to vote for.  Many were undecided. Many were confused. So,

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