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GENESIS

Note to Reader: most of these sermons were preached on Sunday evenings to the First Baptist Church, Lubbock, Texas. They should be read with an understanding that these are not sermons prepared to be printed, but simply working copies of my personal preparation. You may find typos and things that do not sound right. I can only report that God used this series of sermons to deepen my love for this Book of Beginnings. It is a joy to share them with you.

Genesis 1:1 "The Creator"

Genesis 1 "The Six Days of Creation"

Genesis 1:26-2:25 "God's Master-Piece"

Genesis 2:1-3 "The Sabbath Principle"

Genesis 2:15-25 "Good Sex"

Genesis 3:1-10 "Everything You Need to Know About Sin"

Genesis 3: 1-12 "The Snake in the Garden"

Genesis 3:14-20 "The Curse"

Genesis 3:15 "The Seed and Shiloh"

Genesis 3 "Grace in the Garden"

Genesis 4:1-12 "The Second Generation Sin"

Genesis 4:15-24 "Building a World Without God"

Genesis 5 "Adam's Exceptional Son"

Genesis 6:1-8 "God's Grief"

Genesis 6:8-10 "Making a Difference in an Evil Generation"

Genesis 7 "In the Day of Judgment"

Genesis 8 "Saved For a Purpose"

Genesis 9:1-7 "The Dignity of a Human Life"

Genesis 9: 8-17 "Hope in an Uncertain World"

Genesis 9:20-28 "The Fall of a Good Man"

Genesis 10:1-11:8 "The Nations"

Genesis 12:1-9 "The Beginning of the Life of Faith"

Genesis 12: 7-8 "The Context of the Life of Faith"

Genesis 12:10-20 "Imperfect Faith"

Genesis 13: 8-20 "Contentment in the Life of Faith"

Genesis 13: 1-13 "The Friend of the World"

Genesis 14 "Ministry in the Life of Faith"

Genesis 15:1-6 "The Sufficiency of Faith"

Genesis 15: 11-20 "How God Strenghens our Faith"

Genesis 16 "The Wait Problem in the Life of Faith"

Genesis 17 "Consecration in the Life of Faith"

Genesis 17:15-17 "Joy in the Life of Faith"

Genesis 18: 16-33 "Intercessory Prayer in the Life of Faith"

Genesis 19 "The Sins that Provoke God's Judgement"

Genesis 20 "Divine Providence in a Sinful Society"

Genesis 22 "Mature Faith"

Genesis 23 "Death in the Family of Faith"

Genesis 24 "The Making of a Good Marriage"

Genesis 25 "The Worth of a Birthright"

Genesis 27 "Parents May Be Wrong"

Genesis 28:10-22 "Surprised by Grace"

Genesis 29:1-30 "You Live and Learn"

Genesis 29: 31-30:24 "A Woman's World"

Genesis 30:25-31:55 "The Ways of a Carnal Man"

Genesis 32:1-2 "Angels Watching Over Me"

Genesis 32:22-30 "Transformation Through Surrender"

Genesis 33 "When is Enough Enough?"

Genesis 34 "Violence in the Family"

Genesis 35:1-15 "A Family Revival"

Genesis 36 "The Geneaology of the Root of Bitterness"

Genesis 37 "When You are Seventeen

Genesis 38 "A Man's Man"

Genesis 39 "Overcoming Sexual Temptation"

Genesis 40 "Doing Good Where You Are"

Genesis 41 "The Life God Uses"

Genesis 45:13-25 "Success in Spite of Adversity"

Genesis 46 "Facing Change by Faith"

Genesis 47-49 "The Final Ministry of the Parent"

Genesis 47-49 "Passing on a Legacy"

Genesis 50:20 "The 50:20 Perspective"

Genesis 50:22-26 "The Ministry of the Bones"

EXODUS

Note to Reader: These sermons were preached to the First Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. They did not cover every section of Exodus, but do attempt to touch the most important events. They have not been edited, but are shared with you from my "work bench." Forgive the typos and things that do not sound right.

Exodus 3:1-12 "Standing on Holy Ground"

Exodus 4:1-17 "The Danger of Excuses"

Exodus 4:4-31 "The Cleansing of the Instrument"

Exodus 7:8-24 "Signs and Wonders"

Exodus 8:25,28; 10:8-11; 10:24 "No Compromise!"

Exodus 9:13-37 "What You Need to Know About the Purposes of God"

Exodus 11 "The Dark Night of Judgment"

Exodus 12 "The Passover Lamb"

Exodus 13:1-8 "The Redeemed"

Exodus 13: 7-22 "A Guide for the Journey"

Exodus 14 "The Salvation of the Lord"

Exodus 15: 1-21 "The Song of the Redeemed"

Exodus 15: 22-27 "The Grumblers"

Exodus 16 "Learning to Live One Day at a Time"

Exodus 17: 1-7 "Testing the Lord"

Exodus 17:8-16 "The Peril of the Warfare"

Exodus 17 "The Smitten Rock"

Exodus 18 "The Marks of a Great Leader"

Exodus 19: 1-15 "The Meeting at the Mountain"

Exodus 19: 16-38 "A Lesson on Reverence"

Exodus 20:1-2 "Grace then Law"

Exodus 20:1-3 "No Other God"

Exodus 20:4-6 "No Graven Images"

Exodus 20:7 "Abusing the Holy Name"

Exodus 20:8-11 "The Day for Renewal"

Exodus 20:12 "Paying on Your Debt to Your Parents"

Exodus 20:14 "Breaking Your Marriage Covenant"

Exodus 20:15 "Stop! Thief"

Exodus 20:16 "America's Favorite Sin"

Exodus 20:17 "The Results of the Itch for More'

Exodus 20:18-23:10 "Understanding the Law"

Exodus 23:1-3 "Watch Out for the Crowd"

Exodus 24 "The Old Covenant"

Exodus 25:8-9 "The Eternal God in the Midst"

Exodus 25: 10-16 "The Ark of the Covenant"

Exodus 25:17-22 "The Mercy Seat"

Exodus 25:23-30 "The Bread of the Presence"

Exodus 25:31-41 "The Golden Lampstand"

Exodus 27:1-8 "The Brazen Altar"

Exodus 30:1-10 "The Golden Altar of Incense"

Exodus 30: 17-21 "The Laver"

Exodus 32 "The Great Interruption"

Exodus 32:9-34 "The Intercessor"

Exodus 33:12-17 "The Presence of the Lord"

Exodus 33: 12-23 "Consider the Goodness of the Lord"

Exodus 33:19-34 "Show Me Your Glory"

Exodus 40:34-38 "The Glory in the Tent"

Psalms

Note to readers: These are mainly expositons in the making. Most of them have nevr been shared with a congregation, but rather are a product of my daily study of the Word. These studies have deepened my love the for the Psalms.

Psalm 1 "The Two Ways of Life"

Psalm 2 "Submission to the Son"

Psalm 3 "A Morning Prayer"

Psalm 4 "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"

Psalm 5 "The Assumptions of Effective Prayer"

Psalm 6 "When You are Sick"

Psalm 7 "When You are Falsely Accused"

Psalm 8 "The Majesty of the LORD"

Psalm 9 "When a Nation Forgets God"

Psalm 10 "When the Wicked are in Power"

Psalm 11 "Fear or Faith?"

Psalm 12 "The Power of Words"

Psalm 13 "Praying Your Way Through Doubt"

Psalm 14 "In a World That Denies God"

Psalm 15 "The Conditions of Fellowship with God"

Psalm 16 "The Joy of Fellowship with God"

Psalm 18 "The Strength of Life--our God"

Psalm 19:1-6 "The Testimony of Creation"

Psalm 19:7-14 "Better than Gold, Sweeter than Honey"

Psalm 19: 12-14 "Avoiding the Rule of Sin"

Psalm 20 "How to Pray for those who Serve God"

Psalm 21 "The Joy of the King"

Psalm 22: 1-11 "The Sufferings of the Savior"

Psalm 22: 12-21 "The Sufferings of the Savior" II

Psalm 23 "The Song of the Shepherd"

Psalm 23 "You Can Live Confidently"

Psalm 24 "Seeking the Presnce of the Lord"

Psalm 25:1-11 "Where Could I Go But To The Lord"

Psalm 25:8-12-22 "The Benefits of Fearing the Lord"

Psalm 25:16-22 "How To Survive Trouble"

Psalm 26 "Living with Integrity"

Psalm 27:1-3 "Whom Shall I Fear?"

Psalm 27:4-14 "Seeking the Lord"

Psalm 27 "Seeking the Face of the Lord"

Psalm 28 "The Blessings of Answered Prayer"

Psalm 29 "Let's Say 'Glory!"

Psalm 30 "Consider Your Health"

Psalm 31 "Lessons Learned in Hard Times"

Psalm 32 "The Joy of Being Forgiven"

Psalm 33 "Give Praise For His Word"

Psalm 33:12 "The Holy Nation and our Nation"

Psalm 34:1-10 "The Tesimony of The Faithful"

Psalm 34:11-22 "How To Get The Most out of Life"

Psalm 34:15 "How To Avoid Personal Evil"

Psalm 35 "Prayer--Seeking Vindication in the Highest Court"

Psalm 36:1-4 "The Voice of Sin"

Psalm 36:5-12 "The Precious Mercy of God"

Psalm 37:1-9 "The Way to Contentment"

Psalm 37:23-24 "Following God's Plan"

Psalm 38 "When God Chastens"

Psalm 39 "How to Find Meaning When LIfe Makes no Sense"

Psalm 40 "When the Forgiven Sin"

Psalm 41 "Blessed Are The Merciful"

Psalm 42-43 "How To Get Out Of The Dumps"

Psalm 44 "When God Disappoints You"

Psalm 45 "The King Takes a Bride"

Psalm 46 "Living Confidently in at Troubled World"

Psalm 46:11 "Hoping in the God of Jacob"

Psalm 47 "Celebrating the Rule of God"

Psalm 48 "The Glory of God in His People"

Psalm 49 "In Whom Do You Trust?

Psalm 50 "God's Favorite Food"

Psalm 50 "When God's People Forget Him"

Psalm 51 "Recovering Lost Joy"

Pslam 51 "The Sacrifice of a Broken Spirit"

Psalm 52 "The Strength of God's Goodness"

Psalm 53 "Can Man Survive Without God?"

Psalm 54 "When Life Gets Dangerous"

Psalm 55 "Cast Your Burden on the Lord"

Psalm 56 "Standing on the Promises"

Psalm 57 "A Passion for the Glory of God"

Psalm 58 "Who Is Enforcing the Rules?"

Psalm 59 "When the Dogs Attack"

Psalm 60 "The Secret of Victory"

Psalm 61 "Help for a Time of Desolation"

Psalm 62 "Building an Earquake-Proof Life"

Psalm 63 "His Steadfast Love is Better Than Life"

Psalm 64 "When God Acts in Retribution"

Psalm 65 "Silent Praise"

Psalm 66 "Let me Tell My Story"

Psalm 67 "Everybody Ought to Know"

Psalm 68:4-6 "Call His Name Yah!"

Psalm 68:17-20 "The Ascenion of King Jesus"

Psalm 69 "The Undeserved Sufferings of the Savior"

Psalm 70 "O God, Please Hurry!"

Psalm 71 "The Testimony of a Gray-headed Saint"

Psalm 72 "The Coming Rule of the Messiah-King"

Psalm 73 "When You Do Not Understand"

Psalm 74 "Encouragement for the Darkest Night"

Psalm 75 "Being Thankful for the Judge"

Psalm 76 "When God Moves in Judgment"

Psalm 77:16-20 "Without a Footprint"

Psalm 77 "The Power of Memory"

Psalm 78:5-9 "Saving the Next Generation"

Psalm 79 "The Nature of God's Anger"

Psalm 80 "When God Smiles"

Psalm 81 "Listening to the Heart of God"

Psalm 82 "When Delegated Authority is Abused"

Psalm 83 "An Old Testament Perspective on Praying for Your Enemies"

Psalm 84:5-7 "Strength for the Journey"

Psalm 84 "Finding Your Spiritual Home"

Psalm 85:6 "Revival Memories"

Psalm 85 "Revive us Again!"

Psalm 86 "I Will Call Upon the Lord"

Psalm 87 "The Glorious City"

Psalm 88 "The Dark Night of the Soul"

Psalm 89 "The Persistence of Faith"

Psalm 90:1-6 "The Everlasting God and Mortal Man"

Pslam 90:7-17 "God's Response to Human Sin"

Psalm 91:1-13 "Safe in the Arms of Jesus"

Psalm 91 "No Fear Under His Wings"

Psalm 91:14-16 "God's Response to Our Love"

Psalm 92:1-4 "The Benefits of Thanksgiving"

Psalm 92:12-15 "When the Godly get Old"

Psalm 92 "Good Praise"

Psalm 92:12-15 "A Promise for the Aging

Psalm 93 "When God Reigns"

Psalm 94 "The Teaching Father"

Psalm 95:1-7 "The Reasons for Worship"

Psalm 95:7-11 "The Case of a Hard Heart"

Psalm 96 "When the Kingdom Comes"

Psalm 97 "When the Lord God is King"

Psalm 98 "Joy to the World!"

Psalm 99 "Holy, Holy, Holy"

Psalm 100 "The Key to His Presence"

Psalm 101 "Becoming a Leader with Integrity"

Pslam 102:23-28 "The Immutable God"

Psalm 103 "Don't Underestimate God"

Psalm 104:31-35 "Joy in Creation"

Psalm 105:1-6 "How to Build a Thankful Life"

Psalm 105 "The Word from the Works"

Psalm 106:32-33 "The Failures of the Leader"

Psalm 107:23-32 "When You Come to Wits' End"

Psalm 108 "Confident Prayers"

Psalm 109 "Understanding the Imprecatory Psalms"

Psalm 110 "The Enthroned Son"

Psalm 111:7-9 "Redemption: God's Greatest Work"

Psalm 112 "When a Man Fears God"

Psalm 113 "Who Is Like Our God?"

Pslam 114 "When God Redeems"

Psalm 115 "Where is Your God?"

Psalm 116:11-19 "How Shall I Repay the Lord?"

Psalm 116 "I Love the Lord"

Psalm 117 "Reasons for Praise"

Psalm 118:22-24 "The Chief Cornerstone"

Psalm 118:19-29 "This Is The Day"

Psalm 119:1-8 "Warning: Bible Study may Not Bring Happinesss!"

Psalm 119:9-16 "How To Live a Clean Life"

Psalm 119:11 "Hiding God's Word"

Psalm 119:13-28 "When You Love the Lord"

Psalm 119:17-24 "Understanding Your Bible"

Psalm 119:25 "Praying for Revival"

Psalm 119:33-40 "The Holy Spirit in Personal Revival"

Psalm 119:41-48 "How to Keep a Fresh Testimony"

Psalm 119:45-52 "Experiencing the Nearness of God"

Psalm 119:49-56 "The WORD in Bad Times"

Psalm 119:57-64 "A Promise to Obey"

Psalm 119:65-72 "God Is Good!"

Pslam 119:73-80 "The Marks of the Mature"

Psalm 119:81-88 "When God is Slow to Keep His Promise"

Psalm 119:89-112 "The Wonder of the Word of God"

Psalm 119:113-128 "The Separated Life"

Psalm 119:129-144 "The Wonder of the Word" Part II

Psalm 119:153-160 "Praying for Personal Renewal"

Psalm 119:161-166 "The Testimony of the Obedient"

Psalm 119:169-176 "Lord, Give Me Your Helping Hand"

Psalm 120 "This World is not My Home"

Psalm 121 "The Promise of Protection"

Psalm 122 "The Joy of Public Worship"

Psalm 123 "Keep Your Eye on His Hand"

Psalm 124 "Help in the Time of Trouble"

Psalm 125 "How Secure Are God's People?"

Psalm 126 "Until Revival Comes"

Psalm 127 "The Song of a Happy Father"

Psalm 128 "The Home of the Godly"

Psalm 129 "The Tesimony of the Persecuted Church"

Psalm 130 "Hope in the Depths"

Psalm 131 "The Heart with Contentment"

Psalm 132 "The Rule of the Son of David"

Psalm 133 "The Blessings of Unity"

Psalm 134 "Night Service"

Psalm 135 "Reasons for Praise"

Psalm 136 "The Steadfast Love of the Lord"

Psalm 137 "The Destruction of the Babies"

Psalm 138 "The Benefits of Answered Prayer"

Psalm 139:1-6 "The Knowledge of God"

Psalm 139:7- 12 "The Omnipresent God"

Psalm 139:7-12 "The Presence of God"

Psalm 139:13-18 "A Testimony to His Greatness"

Psalm 139:13-18 "The Power of God"

Psalm 139:19-24 "The Heart of God's Faithful"

Psalm 139:23-24 "Praying for Divine Guidance"

Psalm 139:23-24 "A Spiritual Examination"

Psalm 140 "The Violence of Slander"

Psalm 141 "A Prayer for Dangerous Times"

Psalm 142 "Do We Really Care?"

Psalm 142 "When Life Caves In --Pray!"

Psalm 143 "How to Pray When You Need an Answer Today"

Psalm 144 "The Shield and the Shadow"

Psalm 145 "The Greatness of our God"

Psalm 146 "Choose Praise!"

Psalm 147 "The Beauty of Praise"

Psalm 148 "Cosmic Praise"

Psalm 149 "The Saints with Swords and Songs"

Psalm 150 "The Final Concert"

MALACHI

Malachi 2:10-17 "How To Raise a Godly Seed"

Malachi 3:6-12 "Opening the Windows of Heaven"

Malachi 3:6-12 "It Pays to Tithe"

Malachi 3:13-18 "Does It Pay to Serve God?"

MATTHEW

Note to Reader: Some of these sermons were preached at FBC, Lubbock, Texas. However some of them can be described as sermon possibilites. They are nothingg more than a brief outline of truths that gripped my heart as I read through Matthew.

Matthew 1:18-25 "Emmanuel"

Matthew 1:25 "And He Called His Name Jesus"

Matthew 2:2 "The King of Hearts"

Matthew 1:21-27 "Living under the Rule of God"

Matthew 8:23-27 "When We Follow Jesus"

Matthew 9:36-38 "The Lord of the Harvest"

Matthew 10:5-42 "Principles for Kingdom Service"

Matthew 10:22-33 "Confessing Christ"

Matthew 10:23-24 "The Disciple and the Teacher"

Matthew 11:16-18 "Lessons from the Playground"

Matthew 11:25-30 "The Glory of the Son"

Matthew 12:22-32 "The Kingdom of Satan"

Matthew 12: 33-37 "What Did You Say?"

Mattheew 12:43-45 "The Danger of Legalistic Religion"

Matthew 13:3-9 "Entering the Kingdom of God"

Matthew 13:7 "The Thorns"

Matthew 13:24-30 "Living in the Kingdom Now"

Matthew 13:36-43 "The Tares"

Matthew 14: 22-33 "The One Greater than the Storms"

Matthew 15:21-28 "Praying for Those You Love"

Matthew 16:13-20 "The Jesus Project"

Matthew 17:1-8 "The Witness of the Father"

Mattthew 18:14-30 "When a Brother Sins Against You"

Matthew 18:21-35 "The Unforgiving Heart"

Matthew 19:14-22 "Missing the Way to Salvation"

Matthew 20:1-16 "The Worker's Reward"

Matthew 20: 20-28 "Reaching For Greatness"

Matthew 21:1-11 "The Royal Entry"

Matthew 21:12-21 "The Restoration of the Temple"

Matthew 21:18-22 "Mountain Moving Faith""

Matthew 21:28-46 "What Happened to the Jews?"

Matthew 22:1-14 "Scorning the Son"

Matthew 22:1-18 "The Invitation to Life"

Matthew 22:22-33 "The Resurrection of the Dead"

Mattthew 23:1-13 "Ministerial Ethics"

Matthew 24; 9-14 "When Lawlesssness Abounds"

Matthew 25:1-13 "At the Midnight Cry"

Matthew 25:14-30 "The Good and Faithful Servant"

Matthew 25:14-30 "The Lazy Servant"

Matthew 26:1-14 "Responses to Jesus"

Matthew 26:6--16 "Intentional Acts of Love"

Matthew 26:39 "The Cup"

Matthew 27:22 "Life's Most Important Question"

Matthew 2736 "The Crowd at the Cross"

Matthew 27:36 "Watching Jesus Die!"

Matthew 28 "The Easter Fact"

Matthew 28:1-10 "Rejoice!"

Matthew 28:16-20 "Great Commission Christians"

MARK

Mark 2: 1-12 'Forgiveness--Christ's Greatest Work"

Mark 6: 1-6 "Is This Not The Carpenter?"

Mark 9:14-29 "Spiritual Failure"

Mark 9:14-29 "Finding Faith for a New Year"

Mark 10:13-16 "The Lesson of the Child"

Mark 13:24-37 "Living in the Terminal Generation"

Mark 15:17 "The Crown that Jesus Wore"

Mark 15:21 "The Face of Favor Beneath the Cross"

LUKE

Luke 1:8-20, 26-28 "Angels of the Lord: God's Special Assistants"

Luke 1:19-38; Matthew 2 "It is All About Him - His Kingdom"

Luke 2:1-7 "Missing God at Christmas"

Luke 2:1-7 "No Room in the Inn"

Luke 2:1-20 "The Magnetism of the Manger"

Luke 2:8-20 "The Angels of the Lord: A Singing Army"

Luke 2:8-22 "The Good News of Christmas"

Luke 2:10-12 "Good Tidings of Great Joy"

Luke 2:14 "Peace on Earth!"

Luke 2:14 "Can There be Peace on Earth?"

Luke 5:17-26 "The Word of Forgiveness"

Luke 6:1-11 "The Lord of the Sabbath"

Luke 6:20-26 "Under the Rule of God"

Luke 6:39-42 "Watch the Beams!"

Luke 6:43-45 "A Good Heart"

Luke 6:46-49 "Building a Home for a Lifetime"

Luke 6:46-49 "When Jesus is Lord"

Luke 7:1-10 "A Great Faith"

Luke 7:11-17 "Jesus at a Funeral"

Luke 7:18-28 "The Doubting Believer"

Luke 7:36-50 "Your Sins are Forgiven"

Luke 8:1-15 "Receiving the Word"

Luke 8:16-18 "The Burden of the Light"

Luke 8:19-21 "The Doer"

Luke 8:22-25 "Where is Your Faith?"

Luke 8:26-39 "The Difference Jesus Makes"

Luke 8:40-48 "The Touch That Jesus Feels"

Luke 9:1-10 "Sent by the King"

Luke 9:10-17 "Christ in the Time of Need"

Luke 9:18-20 "Life's Most Important Question"

Luke 9:22 "The Necessity of the Cross"

Luke 9:23-27 "Full Commitment"

Luke 9:28-37 "Confirmation for the Committed"

Luke 9:37-50 "The Growth of the Disciple"

Luke 9:51-56 "The Leader of the Committed"

Luke 9:57-62 "Useful in the Kingdom"

Luke 10:1-12 "The Need for Harvesters"

Luke 10:10-16 "Worse than Sodom"

Luke 10:17-20 "God's Best Gift"

Luke 10:17-20 "The Basis of Joy Before the Lord"

Luke 10:21-24 "The Joy of the Son"

Luke 10:25-37 "Loving Your Neighbor"

Luke 10:25-37 "Love Without Limits"

Luke 10:38-42 "The One Needful Thing"

Luke 11:1 "The Example of the Savior's Prayer Life"

Luke 11:1-5 "The Prayers of the Church"

Luke 11:1-2 "Improving Your Prayer Life" I

Luke 11:1-2 "Improving Your Prayer Life" II

Luke 11:3-5 "Improving Your Prayer Life" III

Luke 11:5-13 "improving Your Prayer Life" IV

Luke 11:5-10 "Persistence in Prayer"

Luke 11:10-13 "The Fullness of the Holy Spirit"

Luke 12:4-12 "How to Overcome the Fear of Man"

Luke 12:13-31 "The Man God Calls a Fool"

Luke 12:22-34 "How to Overcome Worry"

Luke 12:35-48 "The Watching Servant"

Luke 12:49-53 "Fire on the Earth"

Luke 12:54-59 "The Time is Now"

Luke 13:1-8 "Have You Been Converted?"

Luke 13:10-17 "You Can Be Free!"

Luke 13:18-21 "The Triumph of the Rule of God"

Luke 13:22-30 "The Narrow Door"

Luke 13:31-35 "The Consequences of the Wrong Choice"

Luke 14:1-14 "Humility: The Way to the Top"

Luke 14:15-24 "Excuses Don't Excuse"

Luke 14:25-35 "How to Live a Salty Life"

Luke 15:1-2 "The Friend of Sinners"

Luke 15:22-24 "The Gifts of the Father"

Luke 15:25-32 "The Older Son"

Luke 16:1-13 "Putting the Proper Value on Your Money"

Luke 16:1-13 "Guidelines For Investing For Eternity"

Luke 16:19-31 "The Painful Realities of Hell"

Luke 17:1-2 "Obstacles to the Little Ones"

Luke 17:11-19 "Did You Miss Thanksgiving?"

Luke 17:28-37 "Remember Lot's Wife!"

Luke 18:1-8 "Persistent Praying"

Luke 18:9-14 "Salvation for the Humble"

Luke 18:9-14 "The Sinner's Prayer"

Luke 18:15-19 "Jesus and the Children"

Luke 18:18-27 "Who Then Can Be Saved?"

Luke 18:28-30 "Kingdom Service"

Luke 18:31-47 "The Cure for Blindness"

Luke 19:1-10 "The Coming of Salvation"

Luke 20:27-39 "Good News: The Dead are Alive"

Luke 21:20-28 "The Rest of the Story -- Jesus May Be Coming Soon"

Luke 22:24-30 "Service: The Way to Greatness"

Luke 22:39-46 "Prayerlessness"

Luke 23:39-43 "The Face of Forgiveness -- The Thief"

Luke 23:50-24:11 "The Message of the Empty Tomb"

Luke 24:13-25 "A Case of Holy Heartburn"

ROMANS

Romans 1:5-7 "For True Christians"

Romans 1:8-16 "The Spirit of Greatness"

Romans 1:14-17 "Debtors"

Romans 1:16-17 "The Power of the Gospel"

Romans 3:9-20 "All have Sinned!"

Romans 3:20 "The Justification of Sinners"

Romans 3:21-22 "But Now!"

Romans 3:21-23 "The Righteousness God Provides"

Romans 3:21-25 "Justified"

Romans 3:21-31 "The Gift is Yours Through Faith"

Romans 3:24 "Why the Gift is Under the Tree"

Romans 3:24-26 "Justified Through the Death of Christ"

Romans 3:27-28 "The Exclusion of Boasting"

Romans 3:29-31 "Since Men are Justified by Faith"

Romans 4:1-16 "A Case Study in Justification"

Romans 4 "Faith and the Word of God"

Romans 4 "Faith and the Grace of God"

Romans 4 "Faith and the Power of God"

Romans 4: 24-25 "The Heart of the Gospel"

Romans 5:1 "Peace With God"

Romans 5:2 "We Have Access"

Romans 5: 2 "Our Hope of Heaven"

Romans 5:3-5 "Rejoicing in Tribulations

Romans 5:3-8 "Experiencing Joy in our Tribulation"

Romans 5:5 "A Heart-Full of Love"

Romans 5:8-11 "The Proof of God's Love"

Romans 5:12-14 "The Original Sin"

Romans 5:12-14 "The Original Sin"

Romans 5:12-14 "The Adam Legacy"

Romans 5:14-21 "The One Like Adam"

Romans 5:17 "Living Like Royalty"

Romans 5:20-21 "The Triumph of Grace"

Romans 6:1-4 "Death to Sin"

Romans 6:4-11 "Alive Unto God"

Romans 6:11-13 "Since You are Alive From the Dead"

Romans 6:14 "Assured of Victory Over Sin"

Romans 6:15-20 "Under New Ownership"

Romans 6:20-23 "The Master Determines the Destiny"

Romans 7:1-6 "A Death--And a New Husband"

Romans 7:7-13 "The Law and Sin"

Romans 7:14-25 "The Wretched Christian"

Romans 8: 1-2 "No Condemnation"

Romans 8: 3-4 "God Sent His Son"

Romans 8: 5-9 "The Man in the Spirit"

Romans 8: 10-12 "The Gospel for the Body"

Romans 8: 12-14 "The Guidance of the Spirit"

Romans 8: 14-17 "The Assurance through the Spirit"

Romans 8: 15-17 "The Witness of the Spirit"

Romans 8: 17-25 "The Hope of Glory"

Romans 8: 26-27 "The Help of the Spirit"

Romans 8: 28 "A Promise for Senior Adults"

Romans 8: 28 "The Providence of God"

Romans 8: 29-32 "God for Us"

Romans 8: 32-34 "The Eternal Security of the Elect"

Romans 8: 34-39 "No Separation From His Love"

Romans 9: 1-5 "Concerned for the Priviledged"

Romans 9: 6-13 "God's Sovereignty and His Choices"

Romans 9: 14-19 "The Sovereign God is Righteous"

Romans 9: 19-29 "The Potter and the Clay"

Romans 9: 30-33 "What Have You Don with the Rock of Ages?"

Romans 10:1-4 "Christ--the End of the Law"

Romans 10:6-10 "God's Way of Salvation"

Romans 10: 8-13 "There is no Difference"

Romans 10: 10-15 "The Universality of the Gospel"

Romans 10: 16-21 "Without Excuse"

Romans 11: 1-10 "God's Minority"

Romans 11: 11-22 "Gentile Benefits from the Rejection of Israel"

Romans 11:23-33 "The Coming Salvation of Israel"

Romans 11: 33-36 "The Deep Things of God"

Romans 12:1 "Therefore"

Romans 12: 1-2 "Getting Ready to Serve"

Romans 12:3-4 "Thinking Sanely about Yourself"

Romans 12:5-8 "Spiritual Gifts"

Romans 12: 9-13 "The Marks of Genuine Love"

Romans 12:14-16 "Love in Action"

Romans 12:17-21 "When Love is Wronged"

Romans 13:1-6 "God and Government"

Romans 13:1-7 "Citzenship Duties"

Romans 13:1-7 " The Authority Question"

Romans 13:8-10 "Paying On Your Debt with Love"

Romans 13: 8-12 "The Christian and His Debt"

Romans 13: 13-15 "The Coming--the Great Incentive"

Romans 13: 14 "Divine Provision for Holy Living"

Romans 14: 1-12 "Concerning Doubtful Things--Don't Divine"

Romans 14: 1-12 "Living Under the Lordship of Christ in the Church"

Romans 14:13-23 "Relating to Those with Whom You Differ in Love"

Romans 15:1=6 "Pleasing Your Neighbor"

Romans 15:1-13 "Following the Example of Jesus in the Church"

Romans 15:6-13 "That All May Glorify God Together"

Romans 15:13 "Abounding in Hope"

Romans 15:14 "The Marks of the Mature"

Romans 15:15-33 "The Gospel Ministry"

Romans 15:14-33 "How to Help Your Minister Succeed"

Romans 16:1-2 "The Christian Liberated Woman"

Romans 16: 3-5 "The Home in Christ"

Romans 16: 3-16 "The People of the Church"

Romans 16: 17-20 "Avoid False Brethren"

Romans 16: 15-27 "Glory Be to the God of the Gospel"

2 CORINTHIANS

Note to Reader: These expositions were presented to the FBC, Lubbock, Texas, and then were mailed in their present form to hundreds of people across the country. They represent my preparation and study of this letter of Paul.

2 Corinthians 1:1 "The Church of God"

2 Corinthians 1:1-2 "Grace and Peace"

2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 "God in the Time of Trouble"

2 Corinthians 1:3-11 "The Ministry of Suffering"

2 Corinthians 1: 20-22 "Jesus Christ--God's Yes!"

2 Corinthians 1: 20-22 "The Secret of Steadfastness"

2 Corinthians 2:5-5:20 "How To Survive While Saving Others" (For Ministers Tempted to Quit)

2 Corinthians 2:1-11 "The Reaction of Love to Scandal"

2 Corinthians 2:11 "Outwitting Satan"

2 Corinthians 2:12-17 "The Fragrance of the Christian"

2 Corinthians 3:1-3 "The Living Epistles"

2 Corinthians 3:4-16 "The New Covenant"

2 Corinthians 3:16-20 "Transformed into His Likeness"

2 Corinthians 4:7 "Earthen Vessels"

2 Corinthians 4:7 "The Treausre of the Gospel"

2 Corinthians 4: 7-14 "Living on Divine Power"

2 Corinthians 4:16 "Renewing the Inner Man"

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 "The Secret of Growing Old Gracefully"

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 "Looking to the Invisible"

2 Corinthians 5:1-8 "A New House for Eternity"

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 "Ready to Die"

2 Corinthians 5:8-11 "The Judgment Seat of Christ"

2 Corinthians 5:11-16 "The Judgment Seat of Christ"

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 "The Passion for Missions"

2 Corinthians 5:17 "The New Beginning"

2 Corinthians 5:18-21 "Ambassadors for Christ"

2 Corinthians 6:1-2 "Wasted Grace"

2 Corinthians 6:11-13 "Open Wide Your Hearts"

2 Corinthians 6:14-19 "The Unequal Yoke"

2 Corinthians 7:1 "The Way to Personal Holiness"

2 Corinthians 7:4-16 "The Sorrow That Secures Salvation"

2 Corinthians 7:12-16 "The Pastor and the People"

2 Corinthians 8:1-7 "First They Gave Themselves"

2 Corinthians 8:1-7 "When God Gives Grace to a Church"

2 Corinthians 8:7-8 "The Giving of the Lord Jesus"

2 Corinthians 8:8-9 "The Grace of the Lord Jesus"

2 Corinthians 8:10-15 "The Principles of the Offering"

2 Corinthians 8:15-24 "Effective Leaders of the Church"

2 Corinthians 9:1-12 "How To Get the Most Out of Life"

2 Corinthians 9:12-18 "The Effect of the Offering"

2 Corinthians 10:1-10 "Our Warfare"

2 Corinthians 10:5 "Conquering our Imagination"

2 Corinthians 10:7-18 "The Measure of a Man"

2 Corinthians 11:1 "Our Devotion to Christ"

2 Corinthians 11:10-23 "When I Religion Evil?"

2 Corinthians 11:13-33 "Christian Credentials"

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 "The Ministry of our Disabilities"

2 Corinthisns 12:11-21 "The Spoilers of the Church"

2 Corinthians 13:1-10 "Examine Yourself"

2 Corinthians 13:5-6 "Testing for Eternal Life"

2 Corinthians 13:11-14 "The Fellowship of the Church"

GALATIANS

Note to Reader: As the heading on the sermons will indicate they were preached years ago while I was pastor of the the First Baptist Church of Texarkana. They blessed my life in the preparation and delivery, and the people in the hearing. They were mailed out to number of people each month. They are preserved here without any additional editing.

Galatians 1:1 "The Writings of an Apostle"

Galatians 1:2-3 'Grace and Peace"

Galatians 1:3-5 "Saved by Grace"

Galatains 1:4-9 "All of Grace"

Galatians 1:10 "For His Pleasure"

Galatians 1: 11-24 "Jesus and the Gospel of Grace"

Galatians 2:1-10 "One Gospel"

Galatians 2:11-15 "Living up to the Gospel"

Galatians 2:16 "Justified"

Galatians 2:16-21 "A Matter of Death and Life"

Galatians 3:1-5 "Solely by Faith--The Testimony of Experience"

Galatians 3:6-9 "Partners with Abraham"

Galatians 3: 10-14 "Christ or the Law?"

Galatians 3:15-18 "The Promise of Salvation"

Galatians 3: 19-24 "Why Did God Give the Law?"

Galatians 3:25-29 "The Status of the Believer"

Galatians 4:1-7 "Full-Grown Sons of God"

Galatians 4:8-20 "The Desires of the Pastor"

Galatians 4:21-31 "Born Free"

Galatians 5:1 "The Yokes"

Galatians 5:1-6 "The Marks of the Christian"

Galatians 5:7-11 "The Offense of the Cross"

Galatians 5:11 "The Offense of the Cross"

Galatians 5: 13-16 "Living Your Liberty"

Galatians 5:16-18 "Living by the Spirit"

Galatians 5:19-21 "The Works of the Flesh"

Galatians 5: 22 "The Fruit of The Spirit" (Part 1)

Galatians 5: 22 "The Fruit of the Spirit" (Part 2)

Galatians 5:22 "The Fruit of the Spirit"(Part 3)

Galatians 5:24-25 "Living up to Your Spiritual Potential"

Galatians 5:26 "The Pitfalls of the Spiritual"

Galatians 6:1-6 "The Responsibilities of the Spiritual"

Galatians 6:6 "Another Responsibility of the Spiritual"

Galatians 6: 5-10 "The Laws of the Harvest"

Galatians 6:11-16 "The Cross--our Glory"

Galatians 6:14 "All Because of Calvary"

Galatians 6: 16-18 "The Brands of the Savior"

EPHESIANS

Note to Reader: These sermons are more occasional sermons than a series of expositions of the letter. The sermons on 3:14-21 have been used as a series on occasions, but the others have been preached in various settings. Again, they were the basis for preaching the sermon to the people without notes.

Ephesians 1:3-14 "A Passion for the Glory of God"

Ephesians 1:3-8 "The Cross and Forgiveness"

Ephesians 1: 7 "So Great Salvation--Forgiveness"

Ephesians 1:15-19 "The Prayer for Understanding"

Ephesians 2:1-3 "Meet The Enemy!"

Ephesians 2:1-10 "So Great Salvation--in the Changes it Makes"

Ephesians 2:1-10 "Saved by Grace"

Ephesians 3:14-19 "Living the Full Life"

Ephesians 3:16 "Strength for Living"

Ephesians 3:17 "Making Your Heart His Home"

Ephesians 3:18-19 "Comprehending the Greatness of God's Love"

Ephesians 3:20-21 "What A Mighty God We Serve"

Ephesians 4:4-6 "We Are One"

Epesians 4:11-14 "What You Need to Know About Your Pastor"

Ephesians 4:30 "Grieving the Holy Spirit"

Ephesians 5:23 "The Savior of the Body"

Ephesians 6: 10-17 "The Battle for America"

Ephesians 6:1-20 "Oveercoming the Devil"

PHILIPPIANS

Note To Reader: This collection of sermons represent some occasional sermons. I have a full expositon of the letter that I hope to enter later.

Philippians 1:9-11 "Prayer for a Maturing Love"

Philippians 2:1--17 "Convincing a Wicked and Lost World"

Philippians 3:10-11 "Growing in our Knowledge of the Savior"

Philippians 3:21-21 "Heaven"

Philippians 4:4 "Choose Joy!"

Philippians 4:13 "Living in the Strength that Christ Provides"

COLOSSIANS

Note to Reader: These are occasional sermons. I may be able to enter a complete exposition of Colossians later. Be blessed!

Colossians 1:9-14 "Praying for a Life that Honors the Lord"

Colossians 1:23-25 "The Cross and Peace"

Colossians 3:15 "No Place for Coveteousness"

1 TIMOTHY

1 Timothy 1:5 "How to Keep Love Flowing"

TITUS

Titus 2:1-8 "A Maturing Man"

Titus 3:1-3 "In Need of a Savior"

Titus 3:4-8 "Complete Salvation"

Titus 3:4-8 "Saved--Not by Works"

HEBREWS

Note To Reader: Most of these sermons were preached at FBC, Lubbock. Mingled among them are some sermon ideas yet to developed. As usual these are really materials in the rough. I pray that may be helpful to you.

Hebrews 1:1 "The Angels of the Lord: Servants of the Saved"

Hebrews 1:1-3 "The Rest of the Christmas Story--The Enthroned Christ"

Hebrews 2:1-3 "Neglecting Your Salvation"

Hebrews 2:1-4 "How Shall We Escaape If We Neglect So Great Salvation?"

Hebrews 3:13 "Don't Let Sin Fool You!"

Hebrews 7:25 "Our Heavenly Intercessor"

Hebrews 9:14 "The Superior Sacrifice"

Hebrews 9:23-28 "The Rest of the Christmas Story: Christ is Coming Again"

Hebrews 10:19-25 "Entering the Holy of Holies Through Prayer"

Hebrews 10:24-25 "Reasons for Worship Attendance"

Hebrews 10:24-31 "The Unpardonable Sin"

Hebrews 12;1-4 "Running in the Spiritual Olympics"

Hebrews 13:5-6 "Be Content with What You Have"

Hebrews 13:15-16 "The Imperative of Praise and Thanksgiving"

Hebrews 13:14 "Looking for a City"

JAMES

Note to Reader: Most of these sermons were preached in my last months as a pastor at FBC, Lubbock. They blessed me as I prepared and have blessed others who heard them. May they bless you as you read them. As usual I warn you that they have not edited, but are shared as the result of my preparation. Be blessed!

James 1:1 Practical Christinaity--Where It Begins"

James 1:2-4 "Practical Convictions for Hard Times"

James 1:5-8 "A Practical Path to Wisdom"

James 1:9-11"What Wise Fathers Teach Their Children About Wealth"

James 1:12 "Happiness is Enduring Trials"

James 1:12-15 "How to Overcome Temptation"

James 1:16-18 "God is Good!"

James 1:19-21 "Receiving the Saving Word"

James 1:19-25 "How to Receive Divine Blessings on Your Work"

Janes 2:1-13 "Snobbery in the Church"

James 3:1-12 "The Unbridled Tongue"

James 3:13-16 "Jealousy and Selfish Ambition--Sure Steps to Failure"

James 3:13-18 "Living Wisely in an Angry World"

James 4:11-12 "When You Speak Against Brother"

James 4:13-17 "What is Your Life?"

James 5:1-6 "The Coming Miisery of the Rich"

James 5:7-12 "Until the Judge Comes, Be Patient!"

James 5:13-18 "The Praying Church" (Part I)

James 5:13-18 "The Praying Church" (Part II)

James 5:19-20 "Doing Life's Greatest Work"

FIRST PETER

Note to Reader: These sermons were preached to the First Baptist Church, Lubbock. They touch on many of the great themes of Scripture. They appear here just as I prepared them for preaching--not special editing.

1 Peter 1:1-2 "The Elect"

1 Peter 1:3-5 "The Gift of Hope"

1 Peter 1:3-9 "Do You Have A Place in Heaven?"

1 Peter 1:3-9 "The Hope of the Saved"

1 Peter 1:13-20 "The Requirement of Holiness"

1 Peter 1:18-19 "Redemption--The Basis of Holiness"

1 Peter 2:1-3 "Just a Taste of His Goodness"

1 Peter 2;1-3 "The Lifestyle of the Chosen"

1 Peter 2:4-10 "The Church--The People of God"

1 Peter 2:18-25 "Following His Steps"

1 Peter 2:21-25 "The Sufferings that Save"

1 Peter 3:7 "How to Excel as a Husband"

1 Peter 3:8-9 "Practicing Brotherhood in a Hostile World"

1 Peter 3:8-12 "Enjoyiing the Good Life"1

1 Peter 3:13-17 How to Find the Courage to do Right Regardless"

1 Peter 3:18 "The Death of Jesus"

1 Peter 3:18-22 "The Risen Christ--the Ark of Salvation"

1 Peter 3:19 "Where Was Jesus on Saturday?"

1 Peter 4:1-6 "Armed with an Attitude"

1 Peter 4:1-11 "Armed!"

1 Peter 4:12-18 "Does God Know What He is Doing?"

1 Peter 5:1-4 "Working for a Crown"

1 Peter 5:5-11 "Humility--The Apron for All Seasons"

1 Peter 5: 8-14 "Christians Under Attack"

SECOND PETER

"Note to Reader: These sermons were prepared and shared while I was pastor of First Baptist Church, Lubbock. The truths in this letter are for every age, but especially for ours. Enjoy! Share these truths with others.

2 Peter 1:1 "Precious Faith"

2 Peter 1:1-2 "Saving Faith"

2 Peter 1:1-3 "Divine Provisions for Living"

2 Peter 1:4 "Partakers of the Divine Nature"

2 Peter 1:4 "Sharing the Divine Nature"

2 Peter 1:5-7 "How Christians Grow"

2 Peter 1:5-7 "Chrsitan Growth"

2 Peter 1:8-11 "When You Add To Your Faith"

2 Peter 1:8-11 "When Christians Grow"

2 Peter 1:8-11 "When Christians Grow" (II)

2 Peter 1:11-15 "A Christian Looks at Death"

2 Peter 1:12-21 "The Holy Scriptures--The Light for Dark Places"

2 Peter 1:12-21 "Christian Growth and the Scriptures"

2 Peter 2:1-3 "False Teachers"

2 Peter 2:4-10 "When God Judges"

2 Peter 2:4-10 "Making a Difference Before the Judgment Comes"

2 Peter 2:4-9 "Living as Christians in an Evil Age"

2 Peter 2:20-22 "Reformed or Reborn?"

2 Peter 2:20-22 "Those Who Turn Back"

2 Peter 3:1-9 "The Delay in His Coming"

2 Peter 3:1-7 "Thinking Like A Christian in a Secular World"

2 Peter 3:7-8 "God and Time"

2 Peter 3:10-13 "The Day of the Lord"

2 Peter 3:10-14 "What Kind of Person Should You Be?"

2 Peter 3:13 "The Hope of a New Heaven and New Earth"

2 Peter 3: 15-19 "Twisting the Scriptures"

2 Peter 3:17-18 "Are You Growing?"

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