"Life: Use Only As Directed" (Part I) | Psalm 1:1-2 Bible Study

“Life: Use Only As Directed” (Part I) | Psalm 1:1-2 Bible Study

November 21, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

Ultimately, there are two ways to live life. We can live in a way contrary to God’s character or in a way conforming to God’s character. We can live life as directed, or live life as selected – according to God’s directions or according to our selections.
The Two Ways have two different destinations. The self-directed way of the wicked leads to instability and destruction. The divinely-directed way of the righteous leads to true bliss and (godly) prosperity.

"Hungry? Hangry?" | John 4:27-34 Bible Study

“Hungry? Hangry?” | John 4:27-34 Bible Study

November 6, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

When we haven’t eaten spiritually in a while, many of us become spiritually hangry. And when we hunger spiritually, we often seek to feed our souls food that is not healthy.  We need to crave the spiritual food Jesus speaks of in John 4:34 — doing the will of Him who sent us.

“Facts: Faith’s Firm Foundation (Part II)” | 1 Corinthians 15:5-8 Bible Study

“Facts: Faith’s Firm Foundation (Part II)” | 1 Corinthians 15:5-8 Bible Study

October 16, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

When some were doubting the resurrection of the dead, Paul reminds the members of the church in Corinth that he founded about the facts. Paul uses both subjective and objective evidence to address their doubts. And after considering the objective historical evidence that modern scholars of all stripes agree upon, the best explanation of the “minimal facts” is that Christ indeed was raised from the dead.

"Spiritual Paralysis" | Mark 2:1-12 Bible Study

“Spiritual Paralysis” | Mark 2:1-12 Bible Study

October 6, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

The religious leaders present consider Christ’s claim to forgive sin as blasphemy. But Jesus provides eye-opening evidence of His divine authority and of the prophesied Kingdom of God He inaugurated.

Just as Jesus healed the man from His physical paralysis and freed him from his mat, He can heal us from our spiritual paralysis and free us from our sin.

"Preach the Word. Teach the Word. Reach the World." | 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Sermon

“Preach the Word. Teach the Word. Reach the World.” | 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Sermon

October 1, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

Some of the last words the Apostle Paul ever wrote charge the younger and more timid Timothy to preach the word — always being ready — and to fulfill his ministry before God the Father and Jesus the Coming Judge and King.

Since false teachers had infiltrated the church in Ephesus, scratching the itch of those who wanted their ears tickled with something new, Paul commands Timothy to correct, rebuke, encourage with great forbearance and thorough instruction.

Timothy must also endure hardship and do the work of an evangelist, spreading the Gospel to nonbelievers.

He must preach the word, teach the word, and reach the world — as should we.

"Good Seed. Good Ground?" | Matthew 13:1-23 Sermon

“Good Seed. Good Ground?” | Matthew 13:1-23 Sermon

September 30, 2020 @DannyScottonJr 0

The Gospel is always good seed. But it doesn’t always fall on good ground. In the Parable of the Sower (a.k.a. the Parable of the Four Soils), Jesus explains four different reactions to His message: (1) Hard-Hearted Hearers, (2) Fairweather “Fans”, (3) Backburner “Believers”, and (4) Fruitful Followers