Speaker: Brian Anderson

The Glory of Jesus Christ

| Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-3 | Series:

In this teaching, we begin our series on the Book of Hebrews. And what a book it is! Hebrews shows us the glory of Christ in a way that we don’t find in many other places of the New Testament. Let’s reverently come to this book to be brought face to face with the greatest Person this world has ever known.

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The Deadly Word

| Scripture: Hebrews 4:12-13 | Series:

Usually this passage in Hebrews is used to teach that God’s Word is like a knife that brings conviction of sin and sanctification of soul.  Although there is much truth in that statement, I do not believe that is what is being taught here. Tune in to find out what God’s Word will bring. 

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Which Religion Is Right, Part 1

| Scripture: Various | Series:

How do we know we have the right religion? How can we be sure we are following the truth? In this message we examine Christianity along with the other major religions of the world to see if they have anything in common.  What we discover is quite interesting!

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Which Religion Is Right, Part 2

| Scripture: Various | Series:

How do we know we have the right religion? In this message we focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  If Jesus really did rise from the dead, then it follows that He must be who He claimed to be, and accomplished what He said He would accomplish, which has everything to do with whether we are following the Truth or not! 

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The God Of The Bible Does Everything For His Own Glory!

| Scripture: Various | Series:

In this message we begin our series on “Who Is The God Of The Bible?”  What an enormously important topic!  If there is anything we need to know in life, it is who is God. Join us for this first message in which we discover why God does everything.

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The God of the Bible is a Trinity

| Scripture: Various | Series:

In this message we seek to understand the 3-in-1 ness of the God revealed in Scripture, otherwise known as the trinity. Someone has said, “try to understand the trinity and you will lose your mind, reject it and lose your soul.” Come along with us to seek to discover greater light on God’s intrinsic nature.

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The God of the Bible is Sovereign, part 1

| Scripture: Various | Series:

Does God merely know the future, or has He ordained it? Is there anything that God is not in control of? What about the evil in this world – is God in control even of that?  Find out in this message!

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The God of the Bible is Sovereign, part 2

| Scripture: Various | Series:

In this message we continue to explore the sovereignty of God, but now in relation to who is saved and who is not. Is the sinner’s salvation determined by the sinner’s “free will” or by God’s sovereign will. Find out in this message! 

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The God of the Bible is Wrathful and Just

| Scripture: Various | Series:

Most believers are not very excited about God’s wrath and justice. However, these attributes of God are part of His perfections that He is going to put on display to bring glory to Himself. Find out why it is important that we know these attributes and rejoice in them. 

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The God of the Bible is Love

| Scripture: Various | Series:

God is love. If the modern church in America has fixated on anything, it is fixated on that. And, it is a very important attribute of God. Does this mean that God loves everyone the same? What do we do with the Scripture that says that God hated Esau?  Find out in this message.

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The Greatest Gift Ever Given

| Scripture: Romans 8:32 | Series:

“For He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not also with Him freely give us all things!” Oh, what a powerfully precious promise! In this Good Friday, 2009 message, we explore this promise in our house church.

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The Cure For Leprosy of the Soul

| Scripture: Leviticus 14:1-9 | Series:

Leprosy in Scripture is a vivid picture of sin and its miserable consequences. In this message we take a look at leprosy and the Old Testament ceremonies that were used upon its cleansing in order to grasp the glory of what God has done to cleanse our souls from the stain of sin. This message was given on Easter Sunday, 2009

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The God of the Bible is Jealous & Faithful

| Scripture: Various | Series:

We don’t ordinarily think of jealousy being one of God’s perfections, although we do think of faithfulness in that light. In this message we explore both of these attributes of our Infinitie God.

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Chosen by God

| Scripture: 1 Peter 1:1-2 | Series:

1 Peter is a wonderful and glorious letter. In this first study of 1 Peter we examine Peter’s statement that believers were “chosen by the foreknowledge of God the Father, sanctified by the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood.” Revel in the sovereign grace of God with us!

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Judgment as the Theme of Heaven’s Praise

| Scripture: Revelation 19:1-6 | Series:

In Revelation 19 we see the host of heaven praising and worshipping God because of His judgments and wrath poured out on the ungodly. Do you have a hard time envisioning this? Come along and study this passage with us.

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Chosen By The Father

| Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-6 | Series:

In this study we run smack dab into one of the most controversial doctrines in the Bible – the doctrine of divine sovereign election. Although this subject is very controversial, when rightly understood and applied to your life, it can be one of the most life changing truths you will ever grasp! For more on God’s sovereign grace in salvation, read the book Overwhelmed By Grace found under the Books section of the Resource Library.

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Our Riches In Christ

| Scripture: Ephesians 1:7-12 | Series:

Paul is spurring the Ephesians on to bless God for all the spiritual blessings He has granted to us in Christ Jesus. After describing the glorious blessing of choosing us in Christ before the foundation of the world, He goes on to describe the blessings that come to us in Jesus Christ His Son

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Sealed With The Spirit

| Scripture: Ephesians 1:13-14 | Series:

Paul’s passion is to glorify God. The way he goes about doing that in this passage is to throw the spotlight on each member of the Trinity to reveal their invaluable contribution to God’s Master Plan of Salvation. After praising God the Father and God the Son for their parts, he moves on to praise God the Spirit for preserving us in our salvation. Believers have been sealed with the Holy Spirit.

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Lord Enlighten The Eyes Of Our Hearts!

| Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-19a | Series:

In this section, Paul shifts from preaching to praying, from declaring the spiritual riches that are ours in Christ, to praying that believers will comprehend our glorious future inheritance, and the awesome power that has made it possible for us to believe the gospel.

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The Power Of God In The Exaltation Of Christ

| Scripture: Ephesians 1:19b-23 | Series:

Paul prays first that thte Ephesians would understand the greatness of the honor and glory God has destined for them, then the greatness of the power that will bring it to pass. But what kind of power is needed to bring these believers to their glorious inheritance? The same kind of power that was needed to bring Christ into possession of His glory. What did God do to bring Christ into possession of His glory, and how has He exalted Him? Our answer is found in this text.

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But God!

| Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-6 | Series:

“But God” – 2 of the most glorious words in all the Bible! Paul doesn’t say, “but you.” When we could do nothing to save ourselves, God did something. Salvation is of the Lord. It was God who took the initiative. God acted. With man salvation is impossible, but with God all things are possible!

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The Lord’s Supper

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What is the Biblical Teaching on the Lord’s Supper? Are we supposed to examine ourselves to see whether we are worthy to partake of it? Who should partake? In what kind of setting? What place does the Lord’s Supper have in our Church meetings? Let’s examine these questions together by surveying all of the New Testament texts on the subject.

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The Christian And Government

| Scripture: 1 Peter 2:13-17 | Series:

This section in 1 Peter is very important as it addresses the christian’s responsibility toward governing authorities. What is our responsibility toward them? What is God’s purpose for them? Why are we to submit to them? How are we to submit to them? Is it ever right not to submit to them? Find out in this study

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The Master Artist

| Scripture: Ephesians 2:7-10 | Series:

Imagine if God were a Master Artist. What would the canvass be? What about the paint, and the brush, and the final art gallery? This message is probably Brian Anderson’s most popular message he has ever given, having preached it many times in many places. Let the truth of Ephesians 2:7-10 thrill your soul!

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Paul’s Ministry to The Gentiles

| Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-13 | Series:

Up until this point in Ephesians Paul has not talked about himself at all — it has all been about what God has done for us in Christ. But now, everything changes as he becomes intensely personal and autobiographical in going down a bunny trail to describe the glorious riches the Gentiles have as fellow heirs with believing Jews!

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The Submissive Wife

| Scripture: 1 Peter 3:1-6 | Series:

The Biblical injunction for a wife to submit to her husband is not in vogue in today’s culture, to say the least! However, the Bible has a lot to say about this very important aspect of a godly wife. Peter gives us “The Submissive Wife 101 Course” in this study.

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God-Exalting Relationships In The Body

| Scripture: 1 Peter 3:8-12 | Series:

In this teaching we examine what kinds of relationships in the Body of Christ exalt God. The beauty is that as we display God-exating relationships, God exalts and blesses us. This message did not record during our Wednesday night Bible Study, so Brian recorded it again while he was all alone. We trust it builds you up toward Christ-honoring, edifying relationships!

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Paul’s Prayer For The Power Of The Spirit

| Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21 | Series:

Paul concludes the first half of the book of Ephesians with a powerful prayer. It is a prayer we should pray for ourselves and others often. Join us as we meditate on the 4 principal parts of this prayer: the power of the Spirit, the love of Christ, the fulness of God, and the glory of God.

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The Unity Of The Spirit

| Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6 | Series:

In this study we commence the 2nd half, and the practical section of the book emphasizing the Christian Life. Paul goes to great pains to exhort us to walk worthy of our great and high calling by being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Learn how to preserve the unity that God has already supernaturally created between every true child of God!

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The Greatness of the Prince of Peace

| Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7 | Series:

In Isaiah 9:1-7, our Christmas meditation for 2009, we see 7 Great Realities: a great light, increase, joy, deliverance, peace, prince, and kingdom. Listen in as we seek to understand the Old Testament prophetic imagery and understand it in its New Testament fulfillment and application. Christ is truly a Great Prince of an Eternal Kingdom!!!

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Doing the Works of God in 2010

| Scripture: John 9:4 | Series:

Every year about this time we all start to think about the passing of time. It is a good time to reflect on the brevity of life, the preciousness of time, and what we can do to make our lives count the most while we have opportunity to live for Christ. Our house church spent a good deal of time at the end of this teaching seeking to bring Spirit-led application to our lives as we consider the approach of 2010.

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Principles To Help Us Suffer For Righteousness

| Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-22 | Series:

This passage of Scripture is one of the most confusing and difficult to interpret passages in all of the New Testament. You’ve heard the expression, “He can’t see the forest for the trees.” When we step back and look at the surrounding context, we can see how this difficult section fits into Peter’s thought — encouragement to help persecuted and suffering believers endure for Christ’s sake

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Gifts From Our Ascended Lord

| Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-11 | Series:

After Paul teaches us about the Unity of the Spirit that every true Christian has with every other true Christian (Ephesians 4:1-6), he shows how this unity works itself out in the diversity of spiritual gifts in the body, especially those of its leaders (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastor-teachers). This passage of Scripture is also known for giving rise to the idea that after Jesus died on the cross, His spirit descended into hell to preach to the spirits there. Let’s examine that doctrine, to see if these things are so.

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The Growth Of The Body

| Scripture: Ephesians 4:12-16 | Series:

Church Growth has become an extremely popular subject in our own day. In this section Paul tackles that subject, but not as we might. Instead of focusing on numerical growth, he focuses on inward, spiritual growth. In what ways does God want the church to grow? Find out in this study!

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New Clothes For A New Man

| Scripture: Ephesians 4:17-24 | Series:

The apostle Paul in this section begins his in-depth, prolonged teaching on the sanctification of the believer and personal holiness. He does so by showing us that God has made us brand new people with new desires and ambitions. He shows us that sanctification is to a great extent believing and acting on the truth of who we are in Christ.

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Living In The Light Of Eternity – Pt. 2

| Scripture: Ephesians 4:17-24 | Series:

We were unable to finish this section in our previous message, so we allowed it to spill over into a Part 2. What a wonderful, rich passage of Scripture. What important and powerful exhortations we have been given in this section! Oh, how we need to live in light of eternity!

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Living In The Light Of Eternity – Pt. 1

| Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7-11 | Series:

What did Peter mean by “the end of all things is near?” How are we to live in light of the fact that eternity could break in upon us at any moment? The message did not get taped “live” at our weekly Bible Study, so Brian re-taught this study by himself. We pray you are edified!

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Exchanging The Old Life For The New – Pt. 1

| Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32 | Series:

In this section, Paul shows us in 5 very practical areas how we are to exchange the old lifestyle patterns for brand new ones. We got some heavy questions and comments in this teaching right off the bat, so we didn’t complete the study. This will be Part 1. I think you will enjoy the dialogue, as we seek to understand how to obey God’s Word!

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Exchanging The Old Life For The New – Pt. 2

| Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 | Series:

We continue in our message on “Exchanging The Old Life For The New” and look at some more specific areas in which we are to lay aside the characteristics of the old life and exchange those for new lifestyle patterns. In this message we speak of laying aside stealing, unwholesome words, and ungodly attitudes. At the heart of all is the Love of Christ displayed in offering Himself up for us, as a fragrant aroma to God!

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Clothing Ourselves With Humility and Resisting The Devil

| Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5-14 | Series:

In this, our final study in 1 Peter we take a look at 2 very important exhortations of the apostle Paul is it relates to suffering: humbling ourselves, and resisting the devil. In our own church two different families had recently dealt with assaults from the devil that had serious consequences, so this study proved to be very timely.

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Sharing In The Sufferings Of Christ

| Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12-19 | Series:

The believers Peter was writing to were facing suffering and persecution. In just a few short years both Peter and Paul would die for Christ under the reign of Nero. Peter writes to encourage suffering believers to be faithful to Christ in the midst of sufferings, and gives a wonderful promise of where they would the strength to endure them.

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The Spirit-Filled Life – Pt. 1

| Scripture: Ephesians 5:18 | Series:

Ephesians 5:18 is perhaps the most important verse in the 2nd half of Ephesians, for it reveals how we are to obey all the other commands and exhortations found there. If Ephesians 4-6 are a race course, and you are the driver, Eph.5:18 is the fuel. In this message we examine what the Bible teaches about drunkenness, and about how we can obey the command to be filled with the Spirit.

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The Spirit-Filled Life – Pt. 2

| Scripture: Ephesians 5:19-21 | Series:

Having discussed the command to be filled with the Spirit in our previous message, we now focus on the consequences of being filled with the Spirit. This church meeting turned out to be very different as you will probably realize as you listen to it. Buckle your seat belts, for you will be going on a ride as you tune into this house church gathering!

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God’s Will For Children

| Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-3 | Series:

What is God’s will for children? The apostle Paul answers that question in this section of Scripture. Since we had no young children present in this meeting, we sought to apply the principles found here to adult children. Interestingly, in God’s Providence we just happened to study this section of Scripture on Mother’s Day!

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The Believer’s War Against Satan

| Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-13 | Series:

Have you ever been confused by all the various teachings on spiritual warfare today?! In this message we analyze several different tactics popular teachers suggest we use in spiritual warfare, and compare them with Scripture. Then we look at what the apostle Paul actually tells us to do in Ephesians 6. I think you might be surprised.

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