Posts with the category “message-notes”

by Dale Beaver on June 6th, 2024
If Adam and Eve were _____ historical figures, __________ was Jesus. Romans 5:12When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.Isaiah 5:20-2220 What sorrow for those who saythat evil is good and good is evil,that dark is light and light is dark,that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.21 What sorrow for those who are wise in thei...  Read More
by Dale Beaver on May 30th, 2024
Major Themes in ScriptureCreation: Revealing GoodnessCorruption: The Entrance of SinChaos: The Effects of SinChrist and the Cross: A Savior for all who will believeConsummation: Restoring GoodnessGenesis 1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.God has always __________.Psalm 90:2Before the mountains were born,before you gave birth to the earth and the world,from beginning to end,...  Read More
End With Grace & Glory
by Reid Schultheis on May 23rd, 2024
Philippians 4:21-23 (NLT)21 Give my greetings to each of God’s holy people—all who belong to Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send you their greetings. 22 And all the rest of God’s people send you greetings, too, especially those in Caesar’s household.23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.Philippians 4:21 (NLT)21 Give my greetings to each of God’s holy people—all ...  Read More
The Key to Contentment
by Dale Beaver on May 16th, 2024
Romans 8:28-3028 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave...  Read More
The Mindset of Peace
by Dale Beaver on May 9th, 2024
2 Timothy 3:14-1714 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. 15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to ...  Read More
We Work for Peace
by Dale Beaver on May 2nd, 2024
Philippians 4:1-31 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work. 2 Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. 3 And I ask you, my true partner, to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the ...  Read More
Permanently Pressed
by Dale Beaver on April 25th, 2024
Philippians 3:12-1412 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the r...  Read More
The Priceless Value of Knowing Christ
by Dale Beaver on April 18th, 2024
Philippians 3:11 Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith.Keep your faith fresh and familiarPhilippians 3:2-42 Watch out for those dogs, those people who do evil, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved. 3 For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are t...  Read More
A Faithful Delegation
by Dale Beaver on April 11th, 2024
Philippians 2:19-3019 If the Lord Jesus is willing, I hope to send Timothy to you soon for a visit. Then he can cheer me up by telling me how you are getting along. 20 I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare. 21 All the others care only for themselves and not for what matters to Jesus Christ. 22 But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father...  Read More
by Dale Beaver on April 4th, 2024
Philippians 2:1212 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. We work for FORMATION not JUSTIFICATION.Philippians 2:13For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Spiritual exercise is in ...  Read More
The Cosmic Significance of Jesus the Christ
by Dale Beaver on March 28th, 2024
Philippians 2:1-41 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as ...  Read More
The Privileges of Citizenship
by Reid Schultheis on March 20th, 2024
Philippians 1:27-3027 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News. 28 Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will ...  Read More
No Matter What
by Dale Beaver on March 14th, 2024
“I count it my honor and happiness that I preach to a free people who have the Bible in their hands. To your Bibles I appeal. I entreat, I charge you to receive nothing upon my word any farther than I can prove it from the Word of God. And bring every preacher and every sermon that you hear to the same standard.”-John NewtonPhilippians 1:12-1412 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters...  Read More
Thanks Be to God
by Christian Fellowship Church on March 7th, 2024
Philippians 1:3-113 Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. 4 Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, 5 for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. 6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus ret...  Read More
Start with Grace and Peace
by Dale Beaver on February 29th, 2024
Acts 16:6-126 Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time. 7 Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there. 8 So instead, they went on through Mysia to the seaport of Tro...  Read More
The Victory of Faith
by Reid Schultheis on February 22nd, 2024
Genesis 22:1 (NLT)Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.”Genesis 22:2 (NLT)2 “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”God shows us the substance of our faith through severe tests.Genesis 22:3-5 (NLT...  Read More
The Intercession of Faith
by Dale Beaver on February 15th, 2024
1 Timothy 2:1-61 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For, there is one ...  Read More
The Family of Faith
by Dale Beaver on February 8th, 2024
Ready to Wed Class – Years of AbrahamAge 75, Abraham arrives in Canaan (Gen. 12)Age 85, Abraham took Hagar as a wife (Gen. 16:3)Age 86, Ishmael, son by Hagar (Gen. 16:16)Age 99, Abraham and circumcision (Gen. 17:24)Age 99, Abraham visited by three travelers (18:10)At age 100, Isaac, son by Sarah (Gen. 21:5) Genesis 21:1-71 The LORD kept his word and did for Sarah exactly ...  Read More
The Lineage and Land of Faith
by Dale Beaver on February 1st, 2024
The Theme of Promise in Abraham’s StoryGeographical (Land) - Genesis 13:14-18Demographical (Descendants) - Genesis 15:1-6Ceremonial (Covenant Confirmation) - Genesis 15:7-21The human need for hope and reassurance is ongoing. God understands this and lovingly responds.Genesis 15:7-87 Then the LORD told him, “I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as your poss...  Read More
The Enemies of Faith
by Dale Beaver on January 29th, 2024
Flow of Events in GenesisCreation and Fall of Man (Genesis 1-3)Cain, Abel and Seth (Genesis 4)The Lineage of Adam until Noah (Genesis 5)The Days and Descendants of Noah (Genesis 6-10)The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)The Introduction and Call of Abraham (Genesis 11:27-12:9)The Testing of Abraham in Crisis (Genesis 12:10-20) Genesis 12:1-3The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your re...  Read More
Righteous by Faith
by Dale Beaver on January 29th, 2024
Righteous by Faith January 28, 2024 — Dale BeaverRomans 4:1-5  Genesis 15:11 Some time later, the LORD spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”Genesis 14:17-2017 After Abram returned from his victory over Kedorlaomer and all his allies, the king of Sodom went out to meet him in the valley of Shaveh (that ...  Read More