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Pastor Steve’s current series is a look at OT narrative read through 1 Corinthians 10:11.

  • Instruction about God and life,
  • Admonition, a rebuke for our decisions and actions against God, and
  • A warning, advising us of the consequences of wrong actions we might take.

1. The creation of man by God is the perfect and best world ever known. God designed the world to support human life. God’s loving heart wanted the best for His creation, those made in His image and likeness. Key verse: Genesis 1:31

2. The Fall of man, the murder of Abel by Cain, the downward trek of mankind to Genesis 6 where every thought of man was only evil continually and God regretted that He had made man. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Key verses: Romans 3:21-26, Genesis 6:5-8

a. Sin is never neutral, it is always decaying and taking more and more.

b. Sin cannot be contained in one area; it always follows those who practice it. Sin is the ultimate pandemic, the virus that cannot be stopped.

c. Sin does have a cure, God killed a lamb and shed its blood as he pointed to the Lamb of God whose blood was shed on the cross.

d. Even with the option of God’s forgiveness, mankind continued in their sinful path until only one man and his family were left who sought the Lord.

e. There is predicted another coming day when Satan will reign through His anti-Christ and all the world will go after him. Jesus will come a second time and will again bring deliverance from sin once and for all. Satan will be bound forever and we who have trusted Christ will be with him, without sin, forever.

3. The story of Job, God-designed suffering for His eternal purposes. Who is in control of suffering? Is God fair? Is God just? Is God kind? How do we see the goodness of God in the life of Job? Key verses: Job 42:1-6

a. God lifts people up according the abilities that He puts in them.

b. God is in control of all of Satan’s attacks on His people.

c. God knows the limitations of His people.

d. Satan is only allowed to act with God’s permission, he is not his own boss.

e. Man does not understand what God is doing.

f. Man will misunderstand the ways of God.

g. God will do His will in the temporal and eternal care of His children.

h. Man may or may not understand what God is doing but can trust Him throughout.

4. The call of Abraham – a unique call to one who would become the Father of the faithful. Yet, Abraham did not fully obey God’s voice nor did he protect his wife from would-be abusers. Abraham did build altars, he did worship God, and God did make an agreement, a covenant with Abraham that we are still enjoying today. Key verses: Acts 7:31-32 God identifies himself as the God of Abraham. Romans 4:3 cf: Genesis 15:6, Gal 3:6, James 2:23. Romans 4:13

a. Abraham heard the call of God when God chose him from among his people.

b. Abraham moved slowly at first.

c. Abraham did not wholly follow the Lord at first.

d. Abraham did not wait on the Lord for the son of the promise.

e. Abraham worshipped God throughout his life.

f. Abraham remained faithful to God throughout his life

i. He did not take gifts from the king of Sodom

ii. He did pay tithes to the Priest of Salem, Melchizedek

g. Abraham was willing to sacrifice the son of the promise

h. Abraham taught his son the promises of God.

i. Abraham enjoyed a covenant relationship with God.

5. Jacob was an interesting guy.

a. He sowed seeds of deception into his life and lived as one deceived by his father-in-law.

b. Through Laban’s deception Jacob ends up marrying sisters and one of the most dysfunctional families in history was begun.

c. Before the dust settles, Jacob wrestles with God and receives the promise of Abraham and the name Israel.

d. Before Jacob dies, he is reunited with his lost son, Joseph, and is honored by Pharaoh of Egypt.

6. Joseph is favored and then sold as God prepares a place for the growth and development of his people, His new nation. Key verses: Acts 7:9-16

a. Jacob endures temptation, prison, and forgetfulness while God is preparing him for the greatest job of his day.

b. In time, Jacob becomes Vizier of Egypt and saves his whole family.

c. When Jacob dies the brothers are convinced Jacob will get his revenge, but Jacob knows that God was at work accomplishing His plan.

d. Jacob was at peace with God’s plans and brought peace to his brothers.


7. Moses: Key verses: Numbers 12:3-8

a. brings Egypt through ten plagues and Israel out of Egypt

b. and to the great Mt Sinai where God meets with Moses and gives him the Law for His people to live by.

c. The people were one disappointment after another as God brought them the first time to the border of the Promised Land.

d. After 40 years of death, God brought them back to the Promised Land, kills Moses and lifts up Joshua.

8. Joshua leads the people. Key verses: Joshua 1:5-9

a. into a new obedience as they defeat Jericho, get defeated at Ai, learn the importance of obeying God, go back to Ai and

b. then throughout the new land defeating every enemy they encounter as God gives them His promised land.

c. The people followed the Lord as long as Joshua and his elders lived, then they forsook the Lord and followed the gods of the land.

d. God sent judges to lead the people back to freedom.


9. The Judges of Israel were many and were a mixed crowd, at best. Key verses: Judges 1:16-19

a. From Samson to Gideon to Deborah and more there are many lessons to be learned as these were established by God for a specific purpose of bringing freedom back to the nation.

b. Why was the book of Judges given to us?

10. Ruth is a testimony of God’s grace in preparing a Moabite woman to be placed in the line of David and Christ. Key verses: Ruth 1:15-21, 4:14-15

a. God uses the plight of Naomi

b. The commitment of Ruth

c. The protection of Boaz

d. And the love of Boaz to define His hesed love for all time.


11. Hannah, Zechariah, Eli, and Samuel. Key verses: 1 Samuel 1:9-11,20,27-28, 2:21, 26, 3:19-21

a. God used the pain of a closed womb to bring a mother to the point of dedicating her son to the Lord.

b. She took a drastic step to get God’s attention to her need of a child.

c. Eli, just a few years before his sons died in battle, took in a little boy to mentor and bring up in the Tabernacle.

d. Samuel hears God’s voice, becomes God’s prophet, and we have suffering Hannah to thank.

12. The people raised up Saul to be king.

a. He fitted what they wanted but was a great disappointment to them all.

b. Saul knew God’s blessings but refused to fully obey God and God rejected Saul from being king.

c. Saul wanted to hold on to the throne for his sons to rule after him even after God had rejected him. Key verse: 1 Samuel 15:22-23

13. God raised up David to be king.

a. David killed Goliath and tens of thousands of the Philistines but

b. Saul’s jealousy sent David into the wilderness running from Saul for years.

c. David continued to respect Saul as God’s anointed until God put Saul to death in battle along with his three sons.

d. David, the man after God’s own heart, Key verse: 1 Samuel 13:14

14. David,

a. while God’s king,

b. David is also an example of failures of epic proportions and yet through repentance and brokenness before God found grace sufficient for his sin. Key verses: Psalm 51

c. God maintained His promise to keep a son of David on the throne leading ultimately to Christ and to His eternal throne.

15. Solomon choses wisdom over wealth and fame and leads the nation to the greatest power and wealth ever known to man. Key verses: 1 Kings 3:3-14

a. He builds the Temple for God that his father planned and makes it magnificent.

b. God’s glory falls on the Temple and His peace and joy fill the land of Israel while bringing peace to the known world.

c. The greatest and most wise king of all time is drawn away from God’s wisdom by beauty and passion. He ends up worshipping idols, forsaking the Lord, and bringing shame to his great life.

d. The greatest kingdom ever known was divided in one generation. In 930 BC the kingdom was divided. In 721 BC, 209 years later, the northern kingdom is taken into slavery; in 586 BC, 340 years later, Jerusalem is captured and destroyed.

Again, and again God warned His people of the day when His patience would end, and they would no longer have a kingdom. Again, and again the people rejected the prophet’s message, ignoring some, killing some, rejecting God’s warning. So great was their rejection that God told Jeremiah that no one would listen to his preaching. In great compassion and with continual longsuffering, God kept giving warnings to His people. Up until the end of the kingdom, Jeremiah plead with Zedekiah to repent and to seek the Lord. This is the nature of God’s compassion. Judgment is coming, repentance is still an option.

Jesus weeping over Jerusalem, recalls sending them prophets and calling them to Himself. They were left desolate because they rejected God’s message and continued in their sin. They had great religion but did not have the God of their fathers.

Today, we have a great history to read and study. We can learn from the history of God and His people or we can miss the lessons and repeat the sins. God gave us examples for our instruction, our correction, and our warning.

2020

October 18th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The example of Samuel: A man faithful to the Very Word of God. 1 Samuel 3-7 (Transcript)

October 11th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - When God seems against you, He is not; He is at work. 1 Samuel 1-3 (Transcript)

October 04th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Difference of A Life Lived to Praise The Lord (Transcript)

September 27th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Adorned with God's Salvation

September 20th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Do not stray to the right hand nor to the left as we follow Christ

September 13th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Courage that Brings Us Above Our Fears

September 06th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Generational Power of the Gospel (Transcript)

August 30th, 2020 - Ps. John Zheng - Three Steps to Answered Prayer

August 23rd, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Moses, Meekness, and You

August 16th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Moses, Our Example of Meekness (Transcript)

August 09th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - When God has spoken, there are no excuses for a lack of faith nor for failing to wait on Him (Transcript)

August 02nd, 2020 - Ps Steve Schroeder - Jacob at Peniel: Lessons Learned in Our Deepest Darkness (Transcript)

July 26th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - God Chosen Jacob, God Chooses Us (Transcript)

July 19th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - What do we learn from Abraham about God's response to obedient faith? (Transcript)

July 12th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Abraham’s story with Isaac is played out by God the Father and God the Son (Transcript)

July 05th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Abraham and Isaac, a Lesson in Faith, Obedience, and Salvation – Genesis 22 (Transcript)

June 28th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - When Good People have a Lapse of Faith (Transcript)

June 21st, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Abraham, an Example of Faith (Transcript)

June 14th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - A Commitment to Praise (Transcript)

June 07th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Counsel Without Knowledge - A Dangerous Counsel (Transcript)

May 31st, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Job, A Man Who Thought God had Stopped Listening to Him (Transcript)

May 24th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Integrity of Job, An Example We Need Today (Video Transcript)

May 17th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Trauma of Sin Led to the Ark of Safety (Video Transcript)

May 10th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - His grace amidst sin's great darkness. (Video Transcript)

May 3rd, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - God has always had a plan of atonement from sin. (Video Transcript)

April 26th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Trauma of Sin and the Hope of Atonement Pt.1 (Video Transcript)

April 19th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - God's Purpose in Trials and Testings (Video Transcript)

April 12th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Resurrection – Christ on the Road to Emmaus (Video Transcript)

April 10th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - By His Wounds We Are Healed - Good Friday (Video Transcript)

April 05th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Praying Together as a Kingdom of Priests before God (Transcript)

March 29th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - God is the Author of Calamity and of Peace (Transcript)

March 22nd, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - A Theology of Crisis; How the People of God Respond to Crisis (Transcript)

March 15th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Prayers that were Heard in Difficult Times (Transcript)

March 08, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Biblical Perspective of Sickness and Disease (Transcript)

March 01st, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Lessons from the Old Testament:"God lovingly created us for His purpose (Transcript)

February 23rd, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Lust, Idolatry, Temptation, Immorality, and Complaining, Nothing New (Transcript)

February 16th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Colossians Highlights: "Christ is all and in all and is in us" (Transcript)

February 09th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Final Instructions, Greetings, and Lessons from A 2000-Year-Old Letter (Transcript)

February 02nd, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Prayer Practice and A Prayer Person (Transcript)

January 26th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Instructions Only to Those Who Know That Christ is All and in All (Transcript)

January 20th,2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Prayer Practice and A Prayer Person (Transcript)

January 19th, 2020 - Ps. Jonathan Hahn - Word of God

January 12th, 2020 - Ps. Eric Yee - How Long, O Lord?

January 05th, 2020 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Is God really the God of all comfort? (Transcript)

2019

December 29th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Time, Talent, Treasure, Trust, what are we doing with ours? (Transcript)

December 24th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Good News Great Joy

December 22nd, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - What Happens to Those Who Reject and Seek and Accept Jesus as Christmas? (Transcript)

December 15th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Glory of God in Christmas (Transcript)

December 08th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - So What's The Point of The Genealogy (Transcript)

December 01st, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Put on, Sing on, Live on, and Praise on - A New and Better Way to Live (Transcript)

November 24th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - From the Doctrinal to the Practical (Transcript)

November 17th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Now That We Know the Riches and Treasures of Christ, Focus Our Attention on Him (Transcript)

November 10th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Alive in Christ, We are Defeating Every Enemy and Never Going Back (Transcript)

November 03rd, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - We are Continually Called to the Fullness of Christ Part 2 (Transcript)

October 27, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - We are Continually Called to the Fullness of Christ (Trancript)

October 20, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - A Church, United in Love and Knowledge, Enjoys the Riches of God in Christ (Transcript)

October 13,2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Suffering for Christ increases our identification with Christ and with each other (Transcript)

October 06,2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - An Undeserved Reconciliation (Transcript)

September 29,2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Christ is Supreme; Lift Him Up (Transcript)

September 22, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Are We Walking Worthy of The Lord Jesus Christ Who Redeemed Us (Transcript)

September 15, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Testimony of Christ in Us (Transcript)

September 08, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Church a Birthing Place (Transcript)

September 01, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Church an Army (Transcript)

August 25, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Church is a Spiritual Hospital (Transcript)

August 18,2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Church, the Spiritual Family of God (Transcript)

August 11, 2019 - Ps. John Freiberg - The Good News in Numbers

July 28th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Church, a Body, the Earthly Body of Christ Himself (Transcript)

July 21st, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Worshipping in the Beauty of Holiness (Transcript)

July 14th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Keep Yourselves from Idols (Transcript)

July 7th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Great Conclusion of the Truth of God in Christ (Transcript)

June 30th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Sin Unto Death (Transcript)

June 23rd, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Confidence in Prayer, Do You Have This Confidence (Transcript)

June 16th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Possessing The Son is The Possession of Eternal Life (Transcript)

June 9th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - God is trying to tell us something, what is it? (Transcript)

June 2nd, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - What exactly does the love of God do and show? How do those who have it live and how do we overcome of the binding chains of this world? (Transcript)

May 26th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Perfect Love or Tormenting Fear (Transcript)

May 19th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Does God Abide in You? Do You Abide in God? (Transcript)

May 12th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Divine Pattern and the Divine Source of All Real Love (Transcript)

May 5th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - All Faiths are Boiled Down to One Point- Either You Have Christ or You Do Not (Transcript)

April 28th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Assurance, Confidence, Answered Prayer, Assurance of God's Love, Keeping Commandments, Believing in Christ, and Loving One Another (Transcript)

April 21st, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Resurrection Sunday - Christ is The Firstfruits of The Resurrection (Transcript)

April 19th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Good Friday Service

April 14th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - What is The Significance of Palm Sunday? Five Days Later Day Crucified Jesus (Transcript)

April 7th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Moving With Compassion For The Gospel (Transcript)

March 31st, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Practicing Righteousness or Unrighteousness (Transcript)

March 24th, 2019 - Ps. Justin Schroeder - Living For Jesus Requires The Body Of Christ (Transcript)

March 17th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Those Who Care About Living A Pure Life Part 2 (Transcript)

March 10th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Those Who Care About Living A Pure Life (Transcript)

March 03rd, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Antichrists, Anointing, and Abiding Part 2 (Transcript)

February 24th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Antichrists, Anointing, and Abiding (Transcript)

February 17th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Do Not Love The World, Enjoy The Love of The Father (Transcript)

February 10th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Importance and Normal Steps of Spiritual Growth (Transcript)

February 03rd, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Loving the Light, Hating the Darkness (Transcript)

January 27th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Primary Natural Effects of Genuine Salvation (Transcript)

January 20th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Walking In The Light Throughout Our Lives (Transcript)

January 13th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Light of God's Grace Dispels Darkness

January 06th, 2019 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Word for All of Life (Transcript)

2018

December 31st, 2018 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - New Year's Eve Service

December 30th, 2018 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - What did People Do When They Met Jesus (Transcript)

December 23rd, 2018 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - The Glory of God in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ (Transcript)

December 16th, 2018 - Ps. Steve Schroeder - Christ Lifted Up Draws People to Himself (Transcript)

December 09th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - As We Say Goodbye (Transcript)

December 02nd, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Fellowship Restored (Transcript)

November 25th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Whispers in Pleasure, Shouts in Pain (Transcript)

November 18th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Changing the Mind of God (Transcript)

November 11th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Wrestling in the Ravine (Transcript)

November 04th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - The Day God Drew Near (Transcript)


October 28th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - God's Plan for Church Leadership (Transcript)

October 21st, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - When We All Get to Heaven (Transcript)

October 14th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Face to Face (Transcript)

October 07th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - If You Could See Me Now (Transcript)

September 30th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - I Want to See Heaven (Transcript)

September 23rd, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Judas Iscariot - The Betrayer (Transcript)

September 16th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Simon Zelotes: The Radical Apostle (Transcript)

September 09th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Judas (not Iscariot): The Steady Apostle (Transcript)

September 02nd, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - James The Younger: The Unknown Apostle (Transcript)

August 26th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Thomas The Pessimist (Transcript)

August 19th, 2018 - Ps. David Hall - The Cost of Non Discipleship

August 12th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Matthew The Unlikely Apostle (Transcript)

August 05th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Nathaniel The Dreamer (Transcript)

July 29th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Philip: Mr. Practical (Transcript)

July 22nd, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - John: The Man Who Changed (Transcript)

July 15th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - James: A Man of Refocused Passion (Transcript)

July 08th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Andrew: Always Second (Transcript)

July 01st, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Peter: Always First (Transcript)


June 24th, 2018 - Miles Noah - When the Rocks Cry Out

June 17th, 2018 - Ps Bob Schmidt - They Turned the World Upside Down (Transcript)

June 10th, 2018 - Ps. Neil Whitcombe - What does It Mean to Gain Christ (Transcript)


June 03rd, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Jesus as Grace and Truth (Transcript)

May 27th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Jesus and Flesh (Transcript)

May 20th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Jesus and Time (Transcript)

May 13th, 2018 - Ps. Neil Whitcombe - Profit & Loss (Transcript)

May 06th, 2018 - Ps. Neil Whitcombe - In Whom, or In What, Are You Placing Your Confidence? (Transcript)


April 29th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - What is the Concept of Hesed in Ruth?

April 22nd, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Jesus and Light (Transcript)

April 15th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Jesus and Creation (Transcript)

April 08th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Jesus and Eternity (Transcript)

April 01st, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Undefeated (Transcript)


March 25th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - The End of the Beginning (Transcript)

March 18th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - The Long Road Home (Transcript)

March 11th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Prone to Wander (Transcript)

March 04th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - The Case of Missing Spear (Transcript)


February 25th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Dear Abby (Transcript)

February 18th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Cavemen (Transcript)

February 11th, 2018 - Ps. Steve Schroder - Rejoicing in Free Justification (Transcript)

February 04th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - The Fugitive (Transcript)


January 28th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Friends (Transcript)

January 21st, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - Lethal Weapon (Transcript)

January 14th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - The Sound of Music (Transcript)

January 07th, 2018 - Ps. Bob Schmidt - The Forgotten (Transcript)