2 Corinthians -The Right Stuff When Life Gets Tough
2 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 1.1 — Paul: The Story of a Changed Life
2 Corinthians 1.1 – What is an apostle, and why in the world should I care?
2 Corinthians 1.1 — Oh we're saints, are we?
2 Corinthians 1.2 — Grace
Abortion – To Be or not To Be
What the Bible says about Abortion
Capital Punishment/The Death Penalty – How do we ultimately show respect for life
What does the Bible teach about the death penalty (capital punishment)?
Cheating
Church — Why do I need to go?
Creation & Evolution
Creation? Seriously?
Evolution? Seriously?
Intelligent Design
Divorce: Ending What Was Never Intended to be Ended
Deuteronomy 24.1-4 — Reasonable First Principles about Divorce
Matthew 19.1-9 — Jesus takes a hard line, but it's not what you think
Matthew 5.31-32 — We CANNOT Make RULES from this Text
1 Corinthians 7
Drinking
Drinking Alcohol – What is the best way to honor God?
Drugs: The Power of What Controls You
Drugs: You are to have only one controlling Power in you
Ecclesiastes – Why Does Life Seem So Meaningless Sometimes?
Ecclesiastes 1
Ecclesiastes 1.1-11 — Sometimes everything seems so meaningless
Ecclesiastes 1.12-18 — Intelligence has its limits
Ecclesiastes 2
Ecclesiastes 2.1-11 – Isn’t being happy what it’s all about?
Galatians: Living By the Spirit
Galatians 1 — Living In The Truth
Galatians 2 — The Truth Sets You Free
Galatians 3.1-25 — Freedom Is Found By Living in the Spirit
Galatians 3.26-4.31 — Living By the Spirit Is Living By Faith
Galatians 5 — Living By the Spirit is Keeping Step with the Spirit
Galatians 6 — We Need to Help Each Other, not Judge Each Other
Gambling: The Speed of Greed
Genesis – The Beginning of All Things
Genesis Chapter 1
Genesis 1.1 – In the beginning God created?
Genesis 1.2 – Without order, without purpose
Gen. 1.3-5 — God Creates Time
Gen. 1.6-8 — God Makes the Weather System Function
God's Will Videos
Habakkuk: A Reason to Hope: Faith in God's Wisdom
Habakkuk 1 — Anger at Untempered Injustice
Habakkuk 1.12-2.1 — Frustration at God's Incongruities
Habakkuk 2.2-20 — The Greater Truth is Behind the Scenes
Habakkuk 3 — Faith in God's Wisdom
Conclusion
Homosexuality
If you want to know what the Bible says about homosexuality, here it is
Genesis 19 — Sodom and Gomorrah
Leviticus 18.22 — where it says homosexuality is detestable to the Lord
Romans 1.18-32
My conclusions about homosexuality
Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy
Isaiah – The Story of a Nation who turned away from God
Isaiah 1
Isaiah 1.1-2 - God's Love for Rebellious People
Isaiah 1.3-7 — A Nation's Strength is its Greatest Weakness
Isa. 1.8-20 — God isn't interested in religion. He wants a relationship.
Isaiah 1.21-31 — What happens when a nation turns against God?
Isaiah 2
Isaiah 2.1-5 — God's Kingdom
Isaiah 2.9-10 — Our humility and God's Majesty
Isaiah 2.11-22 — Pride
Isaiah 3
Isaiah 3.1-7
Isaiah 3.8-12 — A Failure of Leadership
Isa. 3.13-24 — The Failure of Leadership
Isaiah 4
Isaiah 5
Isaiah 5.1-7 — God's Vineyard
Isaiah 5.8-14 — Woes and Judgments
Isaiah 5.15-23 — Woes and Judgments
Isaiah 5.24-30 — Judgments
Isaiah 6
Isaiah 6.1-4 — A glimpse of reality
Isaiah 6.5-7 — Guilt and Atonement
Isaiah 6.8-13 — Whom Shall I Send?
Isaiah 7
Isaiah 7.1-9 — The Sign of Immanuel
Isaiah 7.10-25 — The sign of Immanuel, part 2
Isaiah 8
Isaiah 8.1-16 — Fear God
Isaiah 8.17-22 — The Way of the Lord
Isaiah 9
Isaiah 9.1-6 — To us a child is born
Isaiah 9.7-21 — The Inadequacy of Leadership
Isaiah 10
Isaiah 10.1-15 — Woe to the Unjust
Isaiah 11 – Redeeming all that is bad
Isaiah 12 — Judgment and Mercy
Isaiah 13 — A Prophecy Against Babylon
Isaiah 14 – Prophecies Against Power
John – The Case for Christ
John 1
John 1.1 – Jesus IS God
John 1.2 – The Paradox of the Trinity
John 1.4-5 — Light and Life
John 2
John 2.1-11 — The wedding wine is something more
John 2.12-25 — The Temple: God With Us
John 3
John 3.1-15 — Nic at Night: A religious leader takes the witness stand
John 3.16 — The CORE of the TREASURE
John 3.17-21 — Come to Jesus. Come to the Light, and to Truth
John 3.22-36 — Jesus is the Focal Point
John 4
John 4.1-26 — The Woman at the Well
John 4.27-38 — A Samaritan Woman brought to the Witness Stand
John 4.39-42 — The whole village on the "Witness Stand"
John 4.43-54 — A non-religious government official takes the witness stand
John 5
John 5.1-15 — the Healer heals at the Healing Pool
John 5.16-30 — Jesus claims to be God
John 5.31-47 – Jesus continues his case
John 6
John 6.1-15 — The Feeding of the 5,000
John 6.16-24 — Jesus Walks on Water
John 6.25-59 — The Bread of Life
John 6.60-71 — Follow or fade away
John 7
John 7.1-13 — The contrast of unbelief
John 7.14-24 — Jesus addresses the unbelief of the people
John 7.25-44 — Who is Jesus?
John 8
John 8.1-11 — The Woman Caught in Adultery
John 8.12-30 — Jesus is the Light of the World
John 8.31-47 — More talk about discipleship
John 8.48-59
John 9
John 9.1-12 — Jesus heals the man blind from birth
John 9.13-41 — Who is really blind?
John 10
John 10.1-21 — The Good Shepherd
John 10.22-42 — The Conflict Heats Up; Jesus Claims to be God
John 11 — A Consummate Demonstration of Mastery
John 12
Jn. 12.1-11 — Mary Anoints Jesus' Feet
John 12.12-19 — The Triumphant Entry
John 12.20-36 — Jesus Talks About His Coming Death
John 12.37-50 — Belief and Unbelief
John 13
John 13.1-17 — Washing Feet
John 13.18-30 - Jesus Predicts Judas's Betrayal
John 13.31-38 — Jesus Predicts Peter's denial
John 14
John 14.1-14 — Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life
John 14.15-31 — Defining the Relationship
John 15
John 15.1-17 — Vine and Branches Boot Camp
John 15.18-27 — You won't get respect
John 16
John 16.1-16 — The Holy Spirit
John 16.17-33 — Peace
John 17 — The Lord's Prayer
John 18
John 18.1-11 — Judas's Betrayal
John 18.12-27 — Peter's Denial and Jesus' trial
John 18.28-40 — Trial before Pilate
John 19
John 19.1-16 — Jesus' Last Audience With Pilate
John 19.17-37 — The Crucifixion
John 19.38-42 — Jesus' burial
John 20 — The Resurrection
John 21
John 21.1-14 — Breakfast on the Beach
John 21.15-25 — Peter Reinstated
Luke – The Story of Jesus: Nobody Could Make This Stuff Up
Luke 1
Luke 1.1-4: A Reliable Record
Luke 1.5-25: Priest is Dumb for Not Believing
Luke 1.26-38: An Announcement That Rocks Science and History
Luke 1.39-45: A Family Reunion
Luke 1.46-56: A Magnificent Song of Praise aimed where it belongs: God
Luke 2
Luke 2.8-21: the Shepherd Story: THIS MEANS WAR
Luke 2.41-52: Our only glimpse at Jesus as a boy
Luke 3
Luke 3:1-20: John the Baptist breaks the ice and just shows up, and lights a stinkin’ fire.
Luke 3.21-22: We finally meet Jesus
Luke 3.23-38 — The Family Tree
Luke 4
Luke 4.1-13 — The First of Many Temptations To Follow
Luke 4.14-30 — The Homecoming Dance doesn't go so well
Luke 4.31-37 — Jesus is confronted by the spirit world
Luke 4.38-44 — The Power of the Spoken Word
Luke 5
Luke 5.1-11 — Jesus has a plan
Luke 5.12-16 — Jesus helps the helpless
Luke 5.17-26 — He forgives SIN
Luke 5.27-32 - He includes people that others wouldn't
Luke 5.33-39 — The fasting and wineskins thing
Luke 6
Luke 6.27-36 — The Sermon on the Mount
Luke 6.37-42 — Judging Others, Forgiveness, and Hypocrisy
Luke 6.43-45 — The Parable of a Tree and its Fruit
Luke 6.46-49 — The Parable of the Builders: Rock and Sand
Luke 7
Luke 7.1-10 — The Faith of the Centurion
Luke 7.11-17 — Raising the Widow's son
Luke 7.18-23 — Jesus is the Messiah
Luke 7.24-30 — John the Baptist
Luke 7.31-35 — The last about John the Baptist
Luke 7.36-50 – The Parable of the Two Debtors
Luke 8
Luke 8.1-15 — The Parable of the Sower
Luke 8.16-18 — Lamp on a Stand
Luke 8.19-21 — Jesus' mother and brothers
Luke 8.22-25 — Calming the Storm
Luke 8.26-39 — The demon Legion guy
Luke 8.40-48 — Woman with the flow of blood
Luke 8.49-56 — Jairus' Daughter
Luke 9
Luke 9.1-9 — Jesus sends out the 12
Luke 9.10-17 – The Feeding of the 5,000
Luke 9.18-27 — Who Is Jesus?
Luke 9.28-36 — The Transfiguration
Luke 9.37-43 — The boy is demon possessed
Luke 9.44-48 — Who will be the greatest?
Luke 9.49-56 — Who's "in" and who's "out"
Luke 9.57-62 — Lessons on discipleship
Luke 10
Luke 10.1-2 — Jesus sends out the 72
Luke 10.3-9
Luke 10.10-11
Luke 10.12-15 — Hell
Luke 10.16-20
Luke 10.21-24
Luke 10.25-37 — The Parable of the Good Samaritan
Luke 10.38-42 — Mary and Martha
Luke 11
Luke 11.1-4 — The Lord's Prayer
Luke 11.5-13 — The Midnight Request
Luke 11.14-28 — Jesus and Satan are the same????
Luke 11.29-32 — The Sign of Jonah
Luke 11.33-36 — The Lamp of the Body
Luke 11.37-52 — Six Woes
Luke 12
Luke 12.1-10 — Warnings and Encouragements
Luke 12.13-21 — The Parable of the Rich Fool
Luke 12.22-34 — Don't Worry, Be Happy
Luke 12.35-48 — Master of the House
Luke 12.49-53 — Jesus as a Judge
Luke 12.54-59 — Blind or Seeing?
Luke 13
Luke 13.1-17 — How the World Works
Luke 13.18-21 — The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Luke 13.22-30 — Are only a Few going to be Saved?
Luke 13.31-35 — Jesus' Sorrow for Jerusalem
Luke 14
Luke 14.1-14 — Care for the Oppressed
Luke 14.15-24 — The Parable of the Great Banquet
Luke 14.25-35 — Shock Psychology
Luke 15
Luke 15.1-7 — The Lost Sheep
Luke 15.8-10 — The Lost Coin
Luke 15.11-32 — The Prodigal Son
Luke 16
Luke 16.1-15 — The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
Luke 16.19-31 — The Rich Man and Lazarus
Luke 17
Luke 17.1-10 — Sin, Leadership, Fairness, & Faith
Luke 17.11-19 — The Ten Lepers
Luke 17.20-37 — The End Times
Luke 18
Luke 18.1-8 — The Parable of the Persistent Widow
Luke 18.9-14 — The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Luke 18.15-17 — The Children
Luke 18.18-23 — The Rich Young Ruler
Luke 18.24-30 — Understanding the Rich Young Ruler
Luke 18.31-34 — The Prediction of His Crucifixion
Luke 18.35-43 — Bartimaeus
Luke 19
Luke 19.1-10 — Zacchaeus
Luke 19.11-27 — The Parable of the Minas
Luke 19.28-44 — The Triumphal Entry
Luke 19.45-48 — The Cleansing of the Temple
Luke 20
Luke 20.1-19 — The Parable of the Tenants
Luke 20.20-26 — Caesar and God
Luke 20.27-40 — Questions about the afterlife
Luke 20.41-47 — Jesus claims deity
Luke 21
Luke 21.1-4 — The Widow's Tiny Gift
Luke 21.5-38 — The End Times
Luke 22
Luke 22.1-6 — Judas the Skunk
Luke 22.7-23 — The Last Supper
Luke 22.24-30 — The Fight For Greatness
Luke 22.31-38 — Prediction of Denial
Luke 22.39-46 — Gethsemane
Luke 22.47-53 — Arrest
Luke 22.54-62 — Peter's Denial
Luke 22.63-71 — Jesus' religious claims during trial
Luke 23
Luke 23.1-25 — Jesus' Trial Before Pilate
Luke 23.26-43 — The Crucifixion
Luke 23.44-56 — The Death and Burial of Jesus
Luke 24
Luke 24.1-12 — The Resurrection
Luke 24.13-35 — The Road to Emmaus
Lying: Telling the Truth about Telling Lies
Pornography
Prayer: One of the Biggest Reasons People Walk Away from God
What is Prayer? How does it work? Why should we pray?
Proverbs – Values and Priorities
Proverbs 1
Prov. 1.1-2 - We All Want To Be Wise. Who Doesn't?
Proverbs 1:1-2: We're All Just Trying to Figure Things Out
Prov. 1.3 — Is a disciplined life really what I'm after?
Proverbs 1.5 — Use your ears more than your mouth
Proverbs 1.8-9 — Parents are supposed to disciple their children
Proverbs 1.10-19 — Sin is waiting to BITE you
Proverbs 1.2-19 — Summary
Proverbs 3
Proverbs 3 — Summary
Proverbs 3.1-2 — Would you like peace in your life?
Proverbs 3.3-4 — Love and Faith put you in a good place
Proverbs 3.5-6 —Trust in the Lord with all your heart
Proverbs 3.7-8 — The Path to Health
Proverbs 3.9-10 — What about all your money?
Proverbs 3.11-12 — The Lord's Discipline
Proverbs 6
Proverbs 6.16 — A list of the things God hates
Proverbs 6.17 — Lying
Proverbs 6.17 — Shedding innocent blood
Proverbs 6.18 — We get into trouble all too quickly
Proverbs 6.19 — Being a false witness in court
Proverbs 6.19 — Stirring up conflict
Proverbs 10
Proverbs 10.1 — Parenting from the kid's point of view
Proverbs 10.2 — Cheating in business
Proverbs 10.5 — Laziness
Proverbs 10.10 — A culture of power and fear
Proverbs 10.12 — Making Trouble for Others
Proverbs 10.13 — Character
Proverbs 12
Proverbs 12.1
Proverbs 12.4 — Wives
Proverbs 12.5 — Wisdom and wickedness
Proverbs 12.7 — Build on the right foundation
Proverbs 12.10 — Take care of animals
Proverbs 12.11 — The value of work
Proverbs 12.13 — Getting trapped by your own words
Proverbs 12.14 — A life without regrets
Proverbs 12.15 — The value of other voices
Proverbs 12.16 — Turn the other cheek
Proverbs 14
Proverbs 14.1 — Wives
Proverbs 14.2 — Be careful what you say
Proverbs 14.7 — Your friends matter
Proverbs 14.9 — Reconcile with people
Proverbs 14.10 — What's in your heart, bitterness or joy?
Proverbs 14.12 — Take stock of your life
Proverbs 14.13 — No guarantees in life
Proverbs 14.15 — Don't be so gullible
Proverbs 20
Proverbs 20.1 — Drinking
Proverbs 20.3 — Quit the bickering
Proverbs 20.7 — Integrity
Proverbs 20.8 — The role of government
Proverbs 20.14 — Words for swindlers
Proverbs 20.15 — The Gift of Knowledge
Proverbs 20.17 — Fool me once, you're still the fool
Proverbs 20.18 — The checks and balances of good advice
Proverbs 20.19 — Gossip
Proverbs 21
Proverbs 21.1 — Government leaders
Proverbs 21.3 — True Worship
Proverbs 21.11 — Learn from the mistakes of others
Proverbs 21.13 — Take care of the poor
Proverbs 22
Proverbs 22.6 — Train up a child
Proverbs 23
Proverbs 23.13 — Discipline
Proverbs 24
Proverbs 24.17 — Trash-talking
Proverbs 25
Proverbs 25.21 — Love Your Enemy
Proverbs 31
Proverbs 31.10-31 — The Noble Woman
Proverbs 31.10 — A priceless marriage
Proverbs 31.11 — Her husband has so much confidence in her
Proverbs 31.12 — Relationships that build up
Proverbs 31.13 — Women of intellect and skill
Proverbs 31.15 — A hard-working provider
Proverbs 31.16 — A good businesswoman
Proverbs 31.17 — She's not the weaker sex
Proverbs 31.21 — Good planning
Proverbs 31.23 — Reputation
Proverbs 31.26 — She speaks with wisdom
Proverbs 31.28 — People respect her
Proverbs 31.29 — Marriage as respect, honor, and love
Proverbs 31.30 — Character is better than good looks
Revelation – The Weird, Wild, Terrifying, and Exciting End of All Things
Revelation 1
Revelation 1 overview
Rev. 1.1-3: We see God best when things are the worst
Rev. 1.4-8: When Your World is Collapsing, You Need to Know Where to Stand
Rev. 1.10-20 — The One Who Isn't With Me is Against Me
Revelation 2
Rev. 2.1-7: You Can Do Many Things Right and Still Miss the Target
Rev. 2.8-11: Just like America, 2000 years ago
Sex
Sex!!
Sex and Marriage: What difference does a piece of paper make?
Sin: The Core of the Problem
Sin: Not Real Popular in the Culture, but A Big Deal in the Bible
Smoking: Is it OK as long as I don't inhale?
Swearing: The Words We Use
Swearing: Fair and Foul Language
Tithing: How much should we give to God?
Vegetarianism
Why Do Bad Things Happen? The Problem of Evil
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?