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Through the Bible

Through the Bible

Dec 2014 - Nov 2016
Sermons in this series
  Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 56 mins 11 secs    
Passage: Revelation       Series Through the Bible
  Description: Revelation Revelation begins, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants. . .” (1:1). Revelation ends, “I, Jesus have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches, I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star” (22:16). The book is given by Jesus Christ, glorifies Jesus Christ as the Lamb who was slain and the Lion of Judah, establishes Jesus as the rightful heir to the kingdom of God and as the judge over all peoples. Especially as seen in chapters 4 and 5 of the Revelation, Christ is the central focus. Jesus Christ, the Lamb and the Lion, is the only One who is worthy to open the scroll (5:3-6). No one else in heaven or on earth is worthy to do this act. The scroll symbolizes a will which has been sealed so that in probate court, when the seals are broken, it can be proven to be authentic and the rightful heirs can receive their inheritance. Jesus Christ is the rightful heir, worthy to receive power, riches, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing (5:11-14). Jesus is the one who overcomes in the metaphorical court room probate as the heir, and in reality over the power of evil. To the One who overcomes is given the inheritance (see 2:7, 11, 17, 26-7; 3:5, 12, 21- corresponding statements in the letters to the seven churches stating what is given to the “one who overcomes”). The Christology of Revelation is exalted so that it is clear that Jesus Christ is God and judge, ruler and Savior. He is the rightful heir of the kingdom of God. Those who believe in Him gain an interest as fellow heirs, but only because of His atoning sacrifice and imputed righteousness.
  Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 45 mins 10 secs    
Passage: Jude       Series Through the Bible
  Description: The Book of Jude The epistle serves to remind the church of the need for constant vigilance and to keep strong in the faith and to oppose heresy. It warns the readers of the danger of fellowship with false teachers. It also exhorts the readers, in view of God’s judgment (14-15), to keep themselves holy (20-21), and to act with love and mercy to all with fear (23). At the risk of using a cliché, the theme is summed similar to the idiom, “hate the sin but love the sinner.” Christians are to keep themselves holy, act with fear toward God, act with mercy toward others, and hate sin.
  Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 50 mins 15 secs    
Passage: 2 John & 3 John       Series Through the Bible
  Description: 2 & 3 John 2 John: The date, occasion, purpose, and theme of 2 John are very similar to those of 1 John. The epistle is written in response to proto-Gnostic heresy (that Jesus did not come in the flesh - 2 John 7). The occasion and purpose then can be stated thus: in the light of recent dangers from these false teachings, the readers are encouraged to love fellow believers and refuse any support to those false teachers who deny Jesus as the incarnate Christ. Due to the late character of this kind of heresy, and the possibility that John may have had to respond to incorrect use of the gospel written by him, the date for this letter is set with the other Johannine letters, after the gospel of John (early to mid 80s), in the early nineties. The main theme of this epistle is that the believers should love one another (vv. 5-6) and beware of false teachers (9-10). 3 John is a much more personal letter to one person named Gaius, unlike 1 and 2 John which were to an audience of believers. Gaius is urged to continue his generous hospitality toward the apostle’s traveling preachers, despite such refusal of such hospitality by one named Diotrephes. The date of this epistle is similarly situated with 1 and 2 John. That is, it was most likely written in the early nineties, after the gospel of John (early to mid 80s), as a result of the recent concerns over false teachings by proto-Gnostics (who declared that Jesus was not incarnate). John took the opportunity to encourage Gaius in this particular kind of Christian love, hospitality. The purpose of the letter is to further encourage Gaius in his love toward fellow Christians, especially as they travel and preach about Jesus. The encouragement is to continue to do good and not to imitate evil (11). The theme of the letter is Christian love in service to fellow believers.
  Date: Sunday, November 06, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 47 mins 10 secs    
Passage: 1 John       Series Through the Bible
  Description: 1 John The occasion of the first letter of the apostle John was to address concerns about what is referred to as “proto-Gnosticism.” The main issue with the proto-Gnostics is that they did not believe that Jesus came in the flesh. John writes to dispel this heresy and establish that Jesus is the incarnate Christ. This epistle is in the form or manner of a Jewish sermon. The logic is more spiral, returning to main points over and over, than linear, rationale leading to conclusions. The purpose, date, and occasion are all wrapped up in this issue. Due to the fact that Gnosticism did not arise until the second century, all of the letters from John are more suitably dated late, in the early nineties. Particularly, the occasion arises out of the conflicts between true believers and those that went out but did not come back (see 1 John 2:19). There is evidence that suggests that some of the heretics were using the fourth gospel for their own purposes. Hence the occasion arose for John to write the true believers and set them right on issues of belief, faith, and Christian behavior. Therefore, dating the first letter of John in the early nineties follows the assumed later date for the Gospel some time in the early to mid 80s. The purpose of the letter is to encourage the true Christians in their fellowship and in right thinking, right attitude, and right conduct especially in contrast to the heresies of those that have left. A secondary purpose is to refute false doctrine. The theme of the letter is that Jesus came in the flesh, and it is this One, God in the flesh, that believers must follow in total faith.
  Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 48 mins 11 secs    
Passage: 1 Peter       Series Through the Bible
  Date: Sunday, October 09, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 43 mins 59 secs    
Passage: James       Series Through the Bible
  Date: Sunday, October 02, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 33 mins 9 secs    
  Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 42 mins 46 secs    
Passage: Philemon       Series Through the Bible
  Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 51 mins 24 secs    
Passage: 1 Thessalonians       Series Through the Bible
  Date: Sunday, September 04, 2016       Teacher: Dr Cory     Duration: 48 mins 20 secs    
Passage: 2 Timothy       Series Through the Bible

 

 
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