current bible studies

Man vs. God (Jonah)

A sermon from Casey Gray.

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The Fruit Bearing Life (James 5:7-11)

A sermon from Casey Gray.

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For The Glory of God (1 Corinthians 10)

We are in the midst of a series called You Are Not Your Own from 1 Corinthians 8-10. These three chapters, though broken into chapters, constitutes one teaching about how we work and have fellowship with each other. Chapter 8 opened with certain Corinthian Christians declaring that they have knowledge, know that idols have no real existence, and there is no God but one (8:1,4). Therefore, they argued they could go into idol’s temple and participate in the sacrifices and eating of meat that happens in that temple (8:10). Paul has three arguments as to why they are wrong in how they are using their knowledge. First, in chapter 8 Paul declared that you are causing other people to sin and fall away from the faith. The first principle is that we would never use our knowledge to cause another person to commit sin. The second argument against the Corinthians is in chapter 9 where Paul taught that just because we have rights does not mean we exercise our rights. We submit our freedoms and rights for the sake of the gospel. We must become all things to all people so that by all means we might save some. In fact, not submitting our rights for the sake of the gospel and for the faith of others is how we disqualify ourselves from obtaining the prize. The third argument the apostle Paul makes is in chapter 10 which we will now consider in this lesson.

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Help My Unbelief! (Mark 9:14-29)

The prior paragraph was the revealing of the glory of Jesus as he had been transformed on the mountain before the eyes of Peter, James, and John. Glory and restoration were going to come through suffering and humiliation. This was the message of the transfiguration. Jesus is restoring all things and coming into his glorious kingdom through his suffering, death, and resurrection. We need to remember this because the gospel picks up where we left off with that scene. Look at Mark 9:14.

The Problem (9:14-18)

And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. (Mark 9:14–15 ESV)

We are allowed to see what was happening with the other nine disciples while Jesus, Peter, James, and John were on the mountain. While up on the mountain a large crowd gathered around the other nine disciples…

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