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Line-by-Line, Verse-by-Verse Bible StudiesThese studies are designed to bring out the simple meaning of the biblical text for the modern reader.
Originally written for Jewish converts to Christianity, the book of Hebrews describes the many ways Jesus and the religion of Christianity fulfilled and surpassed the elements and practice of the Jewish faith.
Fisherman, Apostle, Elder, Martyr. The unique experience of Peter forms his teachings on the power of God's grace and the urgent need of the church to prepare for the return of Christ in all ages. From an ancient source comes a relevant message for the modern Christian.
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This study of the fourth gospel by John the Apostle lays out the case for Jesus' dynamic nature as the God/Man and the various reactions people had when confronted by this amazing reality.
Unlike l Corinthians, II Corinthians is a subjective book. I Corinthians teaches the church how to do things and how Christians conduct themselves in various situations. II Corinthians reveals what it is like to be an Apostle.
The Galatian letter is Paul's response to those in every age who would try to tamper with the essential message of the Gospel: That salvation is obtained by faith, not law, and that freedom in Christ moves us to live by the Spirit of God, not the spirit of this world.
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No other book of the Bible gives a clearer sequence and detail of the events surrounding the glorious return of Jesus Christ than the two letters Paul writes to a young church at Thessalonica (Greece) who fear that they will be left behind when that great day comes.
Ecclesiastes is the fascinating journal of a wise man's search for satisfaction and meaning without reference to God. In his life journey Solomon ultimately learns the valuable lesson that without God in one's life, that life is meaningless.
In his short letter Jude warns the church against false teachers and reminds us that all of Christian doctrine has already been given by the Apostles.
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This series provides an in-depth look at the most well structured gospel record originally designed to address Jewish questions about Jesus but later used by the early church as a primer for new Christians.
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17. Persecution of the Church
Decline of the American Empire?
Mike reviews the repeated claims that American's best days are in the past and offers a plan for our nation's renewal.
18. Persecution of the Church
19. Peter Preaches to the Gentiles
21. Paul's Second Missionary Journey
22. Paul's Third Missionary Journey
26. Paul's Journey to Rome
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Mike reviews the meaning and purpose of these Christian virtues as well as the relationship each has with the other.
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This series explores the lives of both good and bad Jewish rulers in order to find timeless lessons that can be applied to Christian life today.
The Bible teaches that everyone is guilty of sin but not necessarily the same sin. This series examines the most common sins and struggles that Mike has encountered in over thirty-five years of ministry, and provides practical advice on how to recognize and deal with these successfully.
Paul's first letter to the Corinthian church deals with issues that continue to affect Christians to this day. In this epistle, the apostle addresses problems such as division in the church, sexual immorality, the proper use of spiritual gifts, the role of women in ministry and the importance of maintaining the authentic gospel message. All of these, plus in-depth teaching on the nature of the resurrection, makes this a must study for all Bible students at every level of spiritual maturity.
This series is a training session to help Christians understand their own religion and prepare them to answer common challenges and questions concerning the Bible and its teachings.
This 4 part series examines the area of public worship. Each lesson looks not only at the practice of worship but also explores the purpose and personal experience that the Bible describes for those who worship in Spirit and Truth.
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This series reviews the parables that define the central theme of Jesus' preaching ministry: seeking and finding the Kingdom of heaven.
Prime 8 lessons
This 5-part series explores better ways to develop an intimate relationship with God.
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This series presents 7 basic doctrinal ideas that help the viewer have a "big picture" view of the Christian religion. Done in an informal style with helpful graphics and summaries, Understanding Your Religion is a useful guide for those seeking to know what Christians believe and how these beliefs affect what they do.
This 7 part series explains basic topics such as belief in God, the history and writing of the Bible, the person of Jesus, the nature of salvation and more. All presented in an easy-to-understand approach suitable for those less familiar with the Bible or the Christian religion.
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This series explores the true purpose of home and family in God's design. Lessons deal with child development, parental discipline, and preparing children for adolescence with a focus on the tween years. There is also a discussion about Biblical marriage and the establishment of the home.
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This class will examine the various causes for divorce and how to cope when you or someone close is going through a divorce as well as recovering from a broken marriage.
This series will review Luke's two volume historical narrative concerning Jesus' life and ministry as well the beginning and spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire as he experienced it.
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Paul's most eloquent teaching on God's plan of salvation and life in the body of Christ. A great textual study for those who want to go "deep" into God's word.
Each gospel writer presents Jesus from different perspectives. Matthew focuses on the royal nature of the Lord and how He established His Kingdom here on earth. Our course will examine Jesus as King and the nature of His Kingdom.
All churches want growth but never know how to produce it. The Unlimited Growth series sets forth a step by step approach to generating church growth which is biblically based and easily implemented in any congregation regardless of size, age or location.
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This series describes in detail the various Biblical leadership roles in the church and examines how these can be exercised in order to promote individual as well as the corporate growth of the church.
This series of lessons uses Steven Covey's approach (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) to explore the spiritual habits that saints and leaders in the church cultivate in order to become effective in ministry.
Prime 3 lessons
The grace of God is powerfully revealed and described in the story of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection, and nowhere is the grace of God more eloquently explained than in the book of Romans.
Don't have a preacher? Let Mike be your preacher.Choose the topic your congregation needs to hear. 455 lessons to choose from.
In this lesson, Mike discusses the ways Christians can maintain their spiritual momentum as they journey onward to their heavenly home. (Hebrews 6:1-12)
In this sermon, Mike traces out the various stops on the journey of faith that begins in a person's head but must travel to the heart for that believer to become a true disciple of Jesus. (Matthew 28:16-20)
Mike reviews Paul's teaching in I Corinthians that establishes the difference between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world when it comes to death and dying. (I Corinthians 1:18-25)
Mike reviews past initiatives that have brought the congregation to this point and what will be needed to maintain our growth and development into the future. (I Chronicles 22:1-19)
This sermon summarizes all the instructions given by Moses to the Israelites in the thirty-four chapters of Deuteronomy down to a single word. (Deut. 4:1-41)
In this sermon, Mike draws a picture of the ideal father with the references to fatherhood in both the Old and New Testaments.
The world's solutions to stress involve things like drugs, vacations or some type of therapy. As Christians, however, we believe that even if these methods might be helpful, the most satisfying and permanent solution to the problems of worry and stress can only be found through faith, and specifically through faith in Christ. (I Kings 19:1-18)
Mike outlines the rewards obtained by those who exercise the non-miraculous but very dynamic spiritual gift of liberality. (II Corinthians 8-9)
In this sermon, Mike reviews the factors that go into both making and ultimately breaking the many bad habits we acquire as sinful human beings.
God tells us that Satan is actively trying to ruin us. In this lesson, Mike reveals the many tactics Satan uses to destroy God's church.
In this lesson, Mike describes the words of Jesus that changed the world in 4 important ways.
This lesson explores the character of Jesus in His role of Good Shepherd rather than His suffering as sacrificial lamb.
In this lesson, Mike reviews the thinking and goals of the Politically Correct movement in America and how Christians can respond to and live in a nation that is heavily influenced by this cause.
This lesson deals with the difficult issue concerning the possibility that a Christian could actually lose salvation.
This lesson explores the personal and spiritual demands and responsibilities required of church elders.
Mike looks at the Bible basis for the "invitation" feature of public worship and some of the reasons why many are hindered in coming forward at the appropriate time.
Mike outlines several ways that believers can deepen not only their expression of love for God but also their experience of His love as well.
David, despite his difficult life filled with trials was able to rejoice in some of the things that were certain in life, things that he (and we) could count on.
Measuring progress is an important factor in the success of any enterprise. However, we tend not to do this is in our spiritual lives.
When I was a boy growing up in the Catholic church, the nuns and priests used to teach us the 7 cardinal sins. They taught us that from these sins came all others.
One of the most popular devotional songs is the one that asks God to "Make me a servant." The melody is beautiful and the words pierce through to the very core of the character of Jesus and the Christian faith. When we sing this song do we know what we are asking?
Recently, as I reviewed my day in prayer, the Lord revealed a sinful condition in my soul. At first I was ashamed to admit it, but as I accepted the truth, I realized that God's admonition is a wonderful thing because it yields so many benefits.
In Matthew 5:44, Jesus tells His disciples that they should "pray for those who persecute you."
In the book of Ezekiel, the Lord rebukes Jewish leaders for abandoning their role as spiritual shepherds over the nation. He says, "I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one." Ezekiel 22:30
Mike Cope, in his book Holy Hunger, describes two barriers that Christians face in satisfying their holy hunger for God and results in their spiritual death.
There is an interesting and sad phenomenon that aid workers serving in famine stricken countries observe. They noted that some of the people, when they realized they were running out of food and left their homes and shelters in search for nourishment and found food depots set up by foreign nations...
Ever notice that surrendering to the Lord is a slow process? It usually begins with an admission that He is God, and you are not, something fairly obvious to the casual observer but...
It seems that we often overlook the true rewards of what the Bible refers to as repentance. The scriptures extol the virtues of faith, perseverance and the doing of good, but upon careful reading we find that repentance can be the most valuable of all the spiritual exercises.
I watched him sit on the bench for most of the game. His eyes looked pleadingly at the coach every time he came near. Just a chance to play coach, his eyes said, just one time at least.
Peter and the Apostles were not only witnesses of the resurrection (and serve as this for every generation of believers in this way), they also served their generation and nation as witnesses that the people were guilty of killing the Messiah. They were the conscience of their nation and their generation.
In I Peter 5:8, the Apostle Peter warns his readers concerning the devil. He says that the devil prowls like a roaring lion seeking to devour and he seeks and knows where to find us in order to devour us.
Back in the seventies the heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali used to provoke his opponents by proclaiming "I am the greatest." It seems that Ali knew that deep down inside many of us thought this about ourselves but few would have the gall or the skills to actually say it in public.
Human Resources people tell us that the first step in motivating employees to better service is by showing them how their job fits in to the company's overall objectives. The idea is that if they understand the "big picture" and what part they play, they will work more intelligently and therefore more profitably and creatively.
Christians never quit God in a single day. Oh, some give up the faith suddenly at times because of a great tragedy in their lives but these are the exceptions. No, the way that most Christians lose their faith is through "drifting".
One of the most difficult things to do at times is "nothing". We are people of action and if things do not happen, we make them happen.