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Hearing and Doing God’s Word
April 11, 2021

Hearing and Doing God’s Word James 1:21–27 Accepting God’s Word. A. Holiness. James 1:21; Heb. 12:14 B. Humility. James 1:21; Matt. 11:29 C. Hunger. James 1:21; 1 Thess. 2:13 Applying God’s Word. A. We escape self–deception. James 1:22–24; 1 Cor. 3:18; Gal. 6:3 B. We experience divine blessing. Jame …

The Miracle of Jesus’ Resurrection
April 4, 2021

The Miracle of Jesus’ Resurrection Acts 2:22–24 Jesus’ miraculous life. Acts 2:22 Jesus’ miraculous death. Acts 2:23 Jesus’ miraculous resurrection. Acts 2:24  

The Miracle of Jesus’ Death
March 28, 2021

The Miracle of Jesus’ Death 2 Corinthians 5:21 A sovereign death. A sacred death. A substitutionary death. A saving death.  

Tame Your Temper
March 21, 2021

Tame Your Temper James 1:19–20 Listen carefully. James 1:19 Neh. 8:3; Prov. 8:34; Is. 55:3; Luke 10:39; Matt. 11:15 Speak cautiously. James 1:19 A. Soundless speech. Prov. 17:28; Hab. 2:20 B. Salvation speech. Rom. 1:16; Eph. 6:19–20 C. Sweet speech. Prov. 15:1, 16:21 D. Sanctified speech. Psalm 34: …

Victory Over Temptation
March 14, 2021

Victory Over Temptation James 1:13–18 Bro. Steve Gaines 1. The source of temptation. James 1:13–14 2. The seriousness of temptation. James 1:15 3. The slyness of temptation. James 1:16 4. The solution of temptation. James 1:17–18  

Walking in Victory
March 13, 2021

Walking in Victory James 1:13–18 Derek Ewalt Bellevue Minister, Married 30s&40s and Men’s Ministry  The origin of temptation. James 1:13–14 The object of temptation. James 1:14 The objective of temptation. James 1:15 The outcome of temptation. James 1:16 The overcoming of temptation. James 1:17– …

Welcome Todd Lafferty
March 7, 2021

Welcome Todd Lafferty This weekend we welcome Dr. Todd Lafferty to preach in each Worship Service. He serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the International Mission Board (IMB), where he has served for over 30 years. His first assignment was in Scotland from 1983–198 …

The Height of Christian Humility
February 28, 2021

The Height of Christian Humility James 1:9–11 The high position of humble Christians. James 1:9 Rom. 8:16–18; Eph. 2:4–10 The humble position of wealthy Christians. James 1:10a Matt. 27:57–60, 11:28–30; Mark 10:28–30; Luke 9:58; John 19:23–24; 2 Cor. 8:9; 1 John 2:5b–6 The hard position of worldly p …

The Pathway to Godly Wisdom
February 21, 2021

The Pathway to Godly Wisdom James 1:5–8 Our poverty of godly wisdom. James 1:5a God’s provision of godly wisdom. James 1:5b The prerequisite for godly wisdom. James 1:6–8 A. Prioritize God’s Kingdom over worldliness. B. Live in the Scriptures and pray God’s promises. C. Agree with other believers in …

Why God Allows Trials
February 14, 2021

Why God Allows Trials James 1:2–4, 12 So we can exhibit a cheerful response to trials. James 1:2 So we can experience the Christlike results of trials. James 1:3–4 So we can enjoy our cherished reward for trials. James 1:12  

James, a Bond-Servant of Jesus
February 7, 2021

James, a Bond-Servant of Jesus James 1:1 The story James experienced. “James…” A. Brother. Matt. 13:54–56 B. Unbeliever. John 7:1–5 C. Believer. Acts 1:12–14 D. Pastor. Acts 12:16–17; 15:13–15, 19–23; 21:18–10 E. Apostle and Pillar. Gal. 1:19, 2:9 F. Author. James 1:1 The submission James embraced. …

I Will Tithe to My Local Church
January 31, 2021

I Will Tithe to My Local Church Malachi 3:7–12 The proportion of tithing. Mal. 3:10 The place for tithing. Mal. 3:10 The purpose of tithing. Mal. 3:10 The proving of tithing. Mal. 3:10 The provision of tithing. Mal. 3:10 The perpetuation of tithing. Matthew 23:23, 5:18–19  

I Will Share the Gospel
January 24, 2021

I Will Share the Gospel Acts 17:22–34 Connect politely. Acts 17:22–23 Begin with Creation. Acts 17:24–29 Share the Gospel. Acts 17:30–31 A. Gospel invitation—all are invited. Acts 17:30 B. Gospel requirement—all must repent. Acts 17:30 C. Gospel urgency—judgment is coming. Acts 17:31 D. Gospel conte …

The Significance of Christian Fellowship
January 17, 2021

The Significance of Christian Fellowship Acts 2:37–47 The doorway to Christian fellowship. Acts 2:37–41 The priorities of Christian fellowship. Acts 2:42 The atmosphere of Christian fellowship. Acts 2:43 The generosity of Christian fellowship. Acts 2:44–45 The unity of Christian fellowship. Acts 2:4 …

Living Supernaturally Through Prayer
January 10, 2021

Living Supernaturally through Prayer 2 Kings 6:8–23 Praying Christians enjoy supernatural knowledge. 2 Kings 6:8–12 Praying Christians enjoy supernatural confidence. 2 Kings 6:13–16 Praying Christians enjoy supernatural vision. 2 Kings 6:17 Praying Christians enjoy supernatural protection. 2 Kings 6 …

I Will Embrace God’s Word
January 3, 2021

I Will Embrace God’s WordDaniel 10:19 God speaks exact words. Dan. 10:19 God speaks encouraging words. Dan. 10: 19a God speaks empowering words. Dan. 10:19b God speaks engaging words. Dan. 10:19c

We’ve Circled This Mountain Long Enough
December 27, 2020

We’ve Circled This Mountain Long Enough Deuteronomy 2:1–3 God has a will for His people. Ex. 3:1–10 A. God wants lost people to be free. Luke 4:18; John 8:36 B. God wants His people to stay free. Gal. 5:1 God’s people can rebel against His will. Num. 13:1–2, 25–33, 14:1–4 God disciplines His rebelli …

What Child Is this?
December 20, 2020

What Child Is This? Luke 2:1–20 A child of prophecy. Luke 2:1–5 A child of poverty. Luke 2:6–7 A child of praise. Luke 2:8–14 A child of promise. Luke 2:15–16 A child of proclamation. Luke 2:17–20  

A Passion for the Presence: Simeon and Anna
December 13, 2020

A Passion for the Presence: Simeon and Anna Luke 2:21–38 Dr. John Mark Harrison God’s work is carried out by everyday people. Luke 2:21–27 God’s work is carried out by people who listen to Him. Luke 2:28–35 Learn to listen like Simeon and Anna: A. Know God’s Word. B. Look at your circumstances. C. W …

Walk in Love
December 6, 2020

Walk in Love Ephesians 5:1–2 Dr. Jeff Crook As ___________ children. Eph. 5:1 A. We have ____________. B. We have _________. C. We have _____________. D. We have an _______________. As Christ ____________ us. Eph. 5:2 A. Love _________. B. Love is ________. C. Love __________. D. Love ______.

Mary and the Messiah
November 29, 2020

Mary and the Messiah Luke 1:26–56 The purity of the Messiah—Mary and Gabriel. Luke 1:26–38 The proof of the Messiah—Mary and Elizabeth. Luke 1:39–45 The praise for the Messiah—Mary and God. Luke 1:46–56  

This Is God’s Will for You
November 22, 2020

This Is God’s Will for You 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 It is God’s will for you to rejoice. 1 Thess. 5:16 It is God’s will for you to pray. 1 Thess. 5:17 It is God’s will for you to give thanks. 1 Thess. 5:18  

Rewards for Financial Faithfulness
November 15, 2020
Pastor Steve Gaines

God rewards you proportionately. Luke 16:10  God rewards you spiritually. Luke 16:11  God rewards you individually. Luke 16:12  God rewards you divinely.  Luke 16:13–15 

When God Shows Up
November 8, 2020

Luke 3:1–22   Sinners are powerless. Luke 3:1–2 Servants will preach. Luke 3:3–18 They’ll preach evangelistically. Luke 3:3 They’ll preach scripturally. Luke 3:4–6 They preach prophetically. Luke 3:7–9 They’ll preach applicably. Luke 3:10–14 They’ll preach Christ. Luke 3:15–17 They’ll preach fr …

The Essential Qualities of a Harvester
November 1, 2020

John 4:31–38 Grant Gaines   Hunger.  Deut. 8:3; Matt. 5:6 Vision. Labor.

Come, Lord Jesus!
October 25, 2020
Pastor Steve Gaines

Jesus’ coming could be imminent. Rev. 22:6–10 Jesus’ coming will cause separation. Rev. 22:11–15 Jesus’ coming will include an invitation. Rev. 22:16–17 Jesus’ coming will be misrepresented. Rev. 22:18–19 Some will overstate His coming. Rev. 22:18  Some will understate His coming. Rev. 22:19  Jesus’ …

A Place Called Heaven
October 17, 2020

Revelation 21:1–22:5 A new place.  Rev. 21:1-2 A godly place.  Rev. 21:3 An encouraging place.  Rev. 21:4 A promised place.  Rev. 21:5 A satisfying place.  Rev. 21:6 An intimate place.  Rev. 21:7 A holy place.  Rev. 21:8 A glorious place.  Rev. 21:9-11 A protected place.  Rev. 21:12-14 An immense pl …

Hell: The Lake of Fire
October 11, 2020

Hell: The Lake of Fire  Revelation 20:14–15  Only the guilty go to Hell. Matt. 5:22 Hell is serious. Matt. 5:29-30, 18:8–9 Most people go to Hell. Matt. 7:13–14 Religious people go to Hell. Matt. 7:15–23 Hell is a dark place. Matt. 8:11–12, 25:30 Hell prompts us to fear God. Matt. 10:28 Hell is seve …

The Final Judgments
October 4, 2020

Revelation 20:11–15 The judement of saints.  Romans 14:10; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10 Time–Immediately after rapture. Persons–Saved people of all time. Results–Rewards or loss of rewards. The judgment of Satan.  Revelation 20:10 Time–End of millennium. Persons–Satan and fallen angels. …

Christ’s Millennial Reign
September 27, 2020

Prominent interpretations of Christ’s Millennial Reign.  Amillennialism—No literal reign after Christ’s return. Postmillenialism—”Golden Age” before Christ’s return. Premillennialism—1,000-year reign after Christ’s return.  A. Jesus will reign over His enemies. Rev. 19:11–21 B. Jesus will rein in Sa …

The Second Coming of Jesus
September 20, 2020

The Second Coming of Jesus Revelation 19:11–21 Earth will witness the King of kings. Rev. 19:11–16 A. The divine King. Rev. 19:11a B. The judicial King. Rev. 19:11b C. The all-knowing King. Rev. 19:12 D. The conquering King. Rev. 19:13–15a E. The all-powerful King. Rev. 19:15b F. The preeminent King …

Heavenly Hallelujahs!
September 13, 2020

Revelation 19:1–10 Hallelujah—Praise God for His wrath. Rev. 19:1–5 Hallelujah—Praise God for Christ’s wedding. Rev. 19:6–9 Hallelujah—Praise God for our witness. Rev. 19:10

An Upward Look in Downward Times
September 6, 2020

Isaiah 6:1–8  

Blessed Are the Persecuted
August 30, 2020

Blessed are the Persecuted Matthew 5:1–12 Dr. Dub Oliver

Babylon: The Harlot of Worldly Mammon
August 23, 2020

God’s disdain for worldly mammon. Rev. 18:1–8 Mankind’s desire for worldly mammon. Rev. 18:9–19 God’s decree against worldly mammon. Rev. 18:20–24

Babylon: The Harlot of False Religion
August 16, 2020

  Babylon is degenerate. Rev. 17:1–5 Babylon is deadly. Rev. 17:6 Babylon will be deceived. Rev. 17:7–13  Babylon will be doomed. Rev. 17:14–18 

The Glory of Our Great God
August 8, 2020
Pastor Steve Gaines

God’s royal wonder Rev. 15:1–8 God’s righteous wrath Rev.16:1–21 Extreme earthly judgments. Disease Rev. 16:1-21 Pollution Rev. 16:3–7 Extreme atmospheric judgments. Sunburn Rev. 16:8–9 Darkness Rev. 16:10–11 Drought Rev. 16:12–16 Devastation Rev. 16:17–21 Mankind’s relentless wickedness Rev. 16:9, …

The Coming Harvests of Wrath
August 1, 2020

Revelation 14:14–20 The harvest of the bowls of wrath.  Rev. 14:14–16 The crowned harvester.  Rev. 14:15 The command to harvest.  Rev. 14:15  The catastrophe of the harvest.  Rev. 14:16 Rev. 16:1–16 The harvest of the Battle of Armageddon.  Rev. 14:17–20 The chosen harvester.  Rev. 14:17 The command …

The Perseverance of the Saints
July 25, 2020

Revelation 14:12–13 True saints will persevere on Earth. Rev. 14:12 True saints will be blessed at death. Rev. 14:13  True saints will rest in Heaven. Rev. 14:13 True saints will be rewarded in Heaven. Rev. 14:13  

The Last Gospel Call
July 19, 2020

The Gospel will be preached. Rev. 14:6–7 1 Tim. 2:3–4; 2 Peter 3:9; Matt. 24:14 The Gospel will be rejected. Rev. 14:8 Gen. 10:6–11a, 11:1–9; Rev. 18:1–3 The lost will be tormented. Rev. 14:9–11 Hell awaits all non-Christians. Rev. 14:9–10a Matt. 7:13–14; John 14:6 Hell is rooted in God’s “wrath” an …

The Lamb’s Brigade
July 12, 2020

The privilege they enjoy. Rev. 14:1a The passport they exhibit. Rev. 14:1b The praise they express. Rev. 14:2–3a The pardon they experience. Rev. 14:3b The purity they exude. Rev. 14:4a, 5 The person they esteem. Rev. 14:4b The precedent they exemplify. Rev. 14:4c  

The Day the Dollar Dies
July 4, 2020

Revelation 13:11–18  The authority of the false prophet.  Rev. 13:11–12a The assignment of the false prophet. Rev. 13:12b The activity of the false prophet. Rev. 13:13–15 The atrocity of the false prophet. Rev. 13:16–18

Antichrist—Satan’s Messiah
June 27, 2020
Pastor Steve Gaines

Pastor Steve Gaines continues his 2020 series on the Book of Revelation. The text for this sermon is Revelation 13:1–10.

Methuselah’s Father
June 20, 2020

We are happy to welcome Dr. Jerry Vines to preach at Bellevue this weekend. Jerry was a pastor for over 60 years before he retired and began Jerry Vines Ministries. During his 60 years of being a pastor, Jerry served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention twice and was the lead pastor of in …

O What a Savior!
June 13, 2020
Pastor Steve Gaines

 The ancestor of the Savior.   Rev. 12:1–2 The adversary of the Savior.  Rev. 12:3–4 The authority of the Savior.  Rev. 12:5 The assignment of the Savior. Jesus will rout Satan.  Rev. 12:6–9 Jesus has redeemed Christians.  Rev. 12:10–11 Jesus will rescue Israel.  Rev. 12:12–17

The Almighty
June 6, 2020
Pastor Steve Gaines

The Almighty will restore His Kingdom on Earth. Rev. 11:15 NASB The Almighty is revered in Heaven. Rev. 11:16-17 NASB The Almighty will reprimand the lost. Rev. 11:18 NASB The Almighty will reward the saved. Rev. 11:18-19 NASB He will reward the saved for their fidelity.  He will reward the saved wi …

How to Live with One Another
June 5, 2020
Pastor Steve Gaines

Love one another. John 13:34-35 NASB  Live in peace with one another. Mark 9:50 NASB Pray for one another. James 5 NASB Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32 NASB Forgive one another. Colossians 3:13 NASB Serve one another. Galatians 5:13 NASB Tolerate one another. Ephesians 4:2 NASB Give preferenc …

When Hell Comes to Earth
May 16, 2020
Pastor Steve Gaines

Sadistic spirits They’ll be fallen angels Rev. 9:1-3 NASB They’ll have restricted abilities Rev. 9:4–5a NASB They’ll have a cruel assignment Rev. 9:5b–6 NASB They’ll have a fearsome appearance Rev. 9:7–10 NASB They’ll be led by Abaddon/Apollyon Rev. 9:11–12 NASB Satanic soldiers They’ll be a massive …