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Between the Cross and the Tomb: The Real Story of the Empty Tomb
March 30, 2021

Resurrection Day scene When we read the gospel narratives we typically read it as one narrative, like a newspaper report, but its more like a police report: a composite of numerous perspectives Peter John Mary Magdalene Salome and Mary, mother of James Tomb guards Example: My wife said both kids are …

Battle of the gods: The Real Story of the 10 Plagues of Egypt
March 23, 2021
Ryan Brown

Book of Exodus intends to reveal God’s NAME The REAL Name for the book of Exodus is “The book of NAMES” Notice who is and is not named in Exodus (Pharaoh not named, midwives are) “I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty,[a] but by my name the Lord[b] I did not make myself fully …

From God to Nod: The Real Story of Cain and Abel
March 16, 2021
Ryan Brown

The Story of Cain and Abel is NOT about first death, first murder, jealousy, etc.; rather surrounds the concept of INTIMACY 4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten[a] a man with the help of the Lord.” In Hebrew, names were not simply an identifier but mo …

A Wedding for the Ages: Real Story of Revelation (Part II)
March 9, 2021
Ryan Brown

Last Week Lenses for Book of Revelation Read through the lens of Suffering Must understand the Old Testament Read within the context of the 7 Churches Must understand the Beginning to understand the End Another Lens: You must Read Revelation through the lens of COVENANT Revelation embodies and compl …

Jesus’ Super Bowl Parade: The Real Story of Revelation`
March 2, 2021
Ryan Brown

Two Things the Book of Revelation is… Revelation is meant to be UNDERSTOOD Revelation 1:1-2 Revelation 10:4 – He seals up a portion of the vision so we won’t understand that piece until the due time Revelation 22:10 “Whoever has ears let them hear” repeated throughout Revelation *The fact that Revel …

The OG of the OT: The Real Story of Esther
February 23, 2021
Ryan Brown

Esther is NOT about… A Love story Unless romance is defined by competing with 126 other virgins for a husband, proven by sleeping with him, and if chosen, still sharing him with those 126 other women A model for marriage She was not this timid, gentle, submissive woman Esther 9:5-13 Let have another …

Sex, Drugs, and Rock N’ Roll: The Real Story of Sampson
February 16, 2021
Ryan Brown

Zoom Link Passcode: Y%X2q14 Story of Sampson is about a slow fade to UNFAITHFULNESS Faith VS. Faithfulness Faith: A passive intellectual action that pairs the mind with the heart into faith Jesus changes the heart because that’s what the mind calibrates to You can’t change someone’s heart by changin …

Short Stories and Bible Nuggets (Social Night)
February 9, 2021

The Stone the Builders Rejected Psalms 118:22 Matthew 21:42 Acts 4:11 *Calvary was a rock quarry. The reason Jesus was killed feet away from the rich tombs (tomb of Joseph Arimathea) was the limestone rocks. Limestone was a smooth and luxurious rock and King Herod mandated the new wall of Jerusalem …

Puking Up a Prophet: The Real Story of Jonah
February 2, 2021
Ryan Brown

What was the assignment? Israel’s assignment to be light Genesis 12:1-3 Exodus 9:16 Exodus 19:4-6 Isaiah 42:6 Isaiah 49:6 Isaiah 52:10 Isaiah 60:3 Acts 13:47 Israel’s Failure to be light Psalm 44:14 Ezekiel 22:4 Ezekiel 39:7 4X in Book of Jeremiah Jesus’ fulfillment as THE LIGHT John 8:12 Acts 26:23 …

A Trip to the Zoo?: The Real Story of Noah and the Flood
January 26, 2021

Christ is the center of all things Romans 11:36 – “From, through, and for Jesus are all things” Colossians 1:15-17 Genesis 1 & John 1:1-5 – Christ is the center of creation John 17:1-5 – The cross was for Christ’s glory What’s in it for God? The Condition for the Flood Genesis 6:1-8 Genesis 6:11 …

House Hunters: The Real Story of Creation Week
January 19, 2021
Ryan Brown

Exegesis: To draw out of the text Eisegesis: To read into the text Three Approaches Literalistic: Speaks to the ontological nature of the text i.e. the event and people occurred literally as presented. Example: There was a literal Adam and a literal Eve with a literal Tree of Life and a literal frui …

Die Hard: The Real Story of Christmas
January 12, 2021
Ryan Brown

*What do you remember Bethlehem for? Geography is very important to Luke: He uses Geographic progression in his theology In his gospel, Luke starts in Galilee and begins working towards Samaria, Judea, then Jerusalem In Acts, Luke starts in Jerusalem and works towards Judea, Samaria, Galilee, then t …

Could Hitler be Saved? (God’s Law of Action)
December 15, 2020
Ryan Brown

Sometimes, asking extreme questions exposes a lot about God’s nature and our Heart Absurd questions illicit emotions in us: emotions come from passion, passion from mission, mission from affection Follow the emotion, you find the affection God designed everything in creation from the governing natur …

1 Peter: Humility
December 8, 2020

Goals of 1 Peter Answer a question. How can a free people live in the confines of an enslaved world? Encourage believers: Persecution was beginning. Stabilize the church structure. Primary Points of 1 Peter Saved to a Living Hope The eternal value of our hope, our witness, our faith Called to this p …

1 Peter: 7 Disciplines for Effective Witness
December 1, 2020

*The second coming of Jesus was not the focus of this letter, BUT, the constant belief of His second-coming was so engrained in the expectation of the early church that it shadowed every element of the letter Literary Point 1: 1 Peter 1-2:10 – Living Hope and Holiness “13 Therefore, with minds that …

1 Peter: Submit to Submission
November 11, 2020
Ryan Brown

The verse is not about marriage, rather marriage used as an example to substantiate a larger concept of submission FOR the gospel Application of scripture (submission) is not always as black and white as we like it to be, but is often relative to the political, societal, and cultural environment Our …

1 Peter: Inductive Study of 2:10-28
November 3, 2020
Tim Solomon

1 Peter 2:11-25 Inductive Bible Study: What does the text say? What does it mean? How does it apply to me? *NASB used to prepare study *Summarize vs 11-25 by sentence in your own words. This helps the reader check whether they understand what the writer is saying. Summary: vs 11: Keep from engaging …

1 Peter: The Living Stone
October 27, 2020
Ryan Brown

Christ is the foundation for EVERYTHING Peter emphasizes the IMPERISHABLE quality that is Christ in chapter 1, and pivots to the FOUNDATIONAL quality that is Christ Uses words like “milk” and “cornerstone” A foundation is something that everything else is built upon Matthew 7:24-27, 24 “Everyone the …

1 Peter: Saved to Holiness
October 20, 2020

1 Peter: Saved to Holiness God meets us where we are at spiritually, emotionally, physically, AND intellectually The average Jew and Gentile were nowhere close to being as educated as we are Christ used simple and easy allegories and parables to communicate; WE make it more complicated Allegories or …

1 Peter: 3 Encouragements for Tough Times
October 13, 2020
Ryan Brown

Probably written near the outset of Nero’s persecution of the Church around 64 AD in Rome I. Primary Purpose: 1. Answer a question. How can a free people live in the confines of an enslaved world? If Christianity sets men and women free, makes them equal, gives value to slaves: Won’t a wife be a wor …

Spiritual Leadership: The Spiritual Warrior
October 6, 2020
Ryan Brown

Across a 7 year span, Joshua and Israel conquered over 31 kingdoms That is 4-5 battles a year Three campaigns Central Southern Northern Used a Divide and conquer strategy Only Be Strong and Courageous Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord y …

Spiritual Leadership: Moses
September 29, 2020
Ryan Brown

Spiritual Leadership: Moses Moses, like most men, was not a natural Spiritual Leader Men are natural leaders, but when it comes to Spiritual Leadership, women tend to be more spiritually aware Exodus 4:24-26 God charges men with the duty because we would otherwise not do it God gives us the blueprin …

Spiritual Leadership: Three Graces every Believer Needs
September 22, 2020

Timeline of Mark in Scripture 4 The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper.” Acts 13:4-5 13 From Paphos, Pau …

Spiritual Leadership: Jacob
September 8, 2020
Ryan Brown

Genesis 31:22-32 Spiritual Lesson #1: Sinful Habits are Learned and Adopted We do not inherit sin, we learn and adopt it Ezekiel 18 Our children do not repeat our sin because they are like us, they repeat our sin because they look up to us Our idols become their idols, because they learn to worship …

Spiritual Leadership: When your Family Fails
September 1, 2020
Ryan Brown

Conditions for Marriage 18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”- Genesis 2:18 Conditions: Be in a Good Place with God Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. – Genesis 2:8 Eden …

Vocation of Man- Wisdom
August 11, 2020

1 Kings 3:4-15   Proverbs 1:7   Ecclesiastes 12:13-14   Fear of God is… Stand in awe, reverence, wonder, and fear of God that leads to… Vocation of Man is… Worship God Serve God Trust God Covenant relationship with God Wisdom is to FEAR GOD because it enables us to our Vocation Solomo …

Vocation of Man- Forgiveness
July 14, 2020

God’s message is intended to be understood Christ does not hold us to a higher or different standard What Jesus Said about the Cross “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” – Matthew 26:28 “And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most …

Vocation of Man: Examining the Message of the Four Gospels
May 3, 2020
Ryan Brown

Sin is… Anything that detracts us from our original vocation of worshiping and serving God The offense of sin is not our moral character, but that we have rejected our vocation The root of sin is Idolatry Sin leads to vocational Exile (synonymous with death) “If you relieve a camel of the burden of …

Vocation of Man: Pandemic
April 28, 2020
Ryan Brown

LESSON FROM COVID PANDEMIC: IF SERIOUS ENOUGH, WE ARE WILLING TO SACRIFICE COMFORTS, LUXURIES, LIFESTYLE, AND EVEN MONEY TO COMBAT A PANDEMIC WHAT IF THE WORLD ATTACKED THE PANDEMIC OF SIN AS VICOUSLY AS WE’VE ATTACKED THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC? HOW SERIOUS SHOULD WE TAKE THE SIN PANDEMIC? Christ put si …

Could Hitler go to Heaven?
April 14, 2020
Ryan Brown

For every Action of God there is an appropriate Reaction from us Discipleship is not just about making you better, but equipping you to make others better Christians Know biblical concepts, but we differ in its degree of application Sometimes, we need reminders of biblical truths because we forget i …

John 20:1-10: What Jesus Left in the Tomb
April 9, 2020

Biblical details give Practical purpose and application God also uses details and symbols to communicate deeper spiritual truths Hebrew reflects a word’s ideal and purpose rather than its literal state of as it is The Tallit was: The most identifiable Jewish garment A Prayer Shawl Used as a covering …

Luke Theme: The Rejected Stone
April 1, 2020

Luke 24:44 Gospel of Luke quotes Psalms 24 times In Acts, Luke quotes Psalms 14 times “The Stones the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone” Psalm 118:22 Luke 20:17 Acts 4:8-12 Two types of people in the Passion Narrative Those who mock and reject Jesus for His claims Those who bear truthful …

Luke Theme- Temple
March 24, 2020

Luke’s geographic emphasis leads the reader from Galilee to Jerusalem and in Acts leads the reader from Jerusalem to the end of the world More specifically, Luke is leading the readers to the Temple! Luke’s emphasis on the temple communicates both implicit and explicit messages: Implicit: As the emp …

Luke Theme: Poverty
March 17, 2020

Luke-Poverty Luke 10:27 I love myself enough to do all I can to: Not go to bed hungry Have a warm place to sleep Have clean clothes Have access to healthcare Fully meet all my needs In the context of Christ’s time, the material poor are those who did not compromise Isaiah 61:1-3 Exegetical Context: …