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This weeks message is a service of Family Bible Church, Martinez, GA

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  • 13 The Bread and Word of Life

    06/06/2021

    John's purpose is the presentation of Jesus as the Son of God who became the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world. This is important, for it is only through believing in this truth that man might be saved. Two weeks ago, David led our examination of two more miracles of Jesus - His feeding of the multitude and His walking on the water. Last week, we examined a couple of passages within this context which have been misused to prove God's predestination of certain individuals to salvation. As a summary of that discussion, we saw that it is God who has done the "work" of salvation. By His grace, He has made the way for us to come to Him through faith. "Believing" was not viewed by Christ as a "work." Rather, He viewed it as the responsibility of man to "believe." Additionally, God "desires (thelo) all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth." (1 Tim 2:4) And, it is He "who works all things according to the counsel (boulae) of His will (thelaema)." (Eph 1:11) However, all have si

  • 12 The Work and Will of God

    30/05/2021

    John's purpose is the presentation of Jesus as the Son of God who became the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world. This is important, for it is only through believing in this truth that man might be saved. Salvation is the work of God alone. It is not according to plan, or purpose, of man. Man continually is distracted by the temporal and physical. Jesus was continually seeking to get people to focus on the eternal and spiritual. It is no different today! Last week, David discussed the miracle of the feeding of the multitude. At the conclusion, we saw how Jesus went aside to pray while sending His disciples off in a boat. Later that night - in the fourth watch - Jesus walked out to them on the water. The people waited for Him on the shore ... but, they were about to be surprised! This message was presented on May 30, 2021 by Bob Corbin.

  • 11 The Power of Jesus

    23/05/2021

    As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. It is this truth, as well, which is at the core of the gospel message. The perfect sacrifice for our sins could only be made by God Himself becoming man. On May 16, we studied John 5:18-47, considering Jesus’ strong claim to equality with God the Father, including having authority from the Father to give life, to raise the dead, and to judge all mankind. Yet, Jesus also offered a way to avoid judgment. He said, “he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” Today, we will look at two incredible miracles that Jesus performs in John 6, where Jesus feeds a multitude of thousands of people (the men alone numbered 5000) with just five loaves of bread and two small fish, and then He walks on water to catch up with the disciples wh

  • 10 The Authority of Jesus

    16/05/2021

    As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. It is this truth, as well, which is at the core of the gospel message. The perfect sacrifice for our sins could only be made by God Himself becoming man. On May 2, we studied John 4:43 – 5:18, considering the 2nd and 3rd of Jesus’ signs. The third sign was the healing of the sick man at the pool of Bethesda. This healing occurred on the Sabbath, becoming a big problem for many of the Jews. How could a man from God break the Sabbath? Jesus’ response caused even more consternation, as He equated Himself with God. Today, we will continue in the rest of John 5, where Jesus expands on His equality with God. The unity of the Father and the Son leads to the Son, Jesus, having authority over things that the Jews (and we) associate only with God. Jesus particularly emphasizes His authority over resurrection and over judgment as evidence o

  • 09 The Healer

    09/05/2021

    As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. It is this truth, as well, which is at the core of the gospel message. The perfect sacrifice for our sins could only be made by God Himself becoming a man. On April 11, we studied John 2:1-25 considering the beginning of Jesus' signs. We saw in that message that there are at least seven signs, which John includes in his account of the gospel of Christ, and that the purpose of these signs were demonstrate the deity of Christ and His fulfillment of the Messianic office. In that message, we considered the first of the signs and the prophetic proclamation of the seventh. Today, we consider the second and third of these signs presented by John. Last week, in our examination of Jesus' conversation with the woman at the well, we considered the fact that God is NOT a respecter of persons. There is no partiality or prejudice with

  • 08 The Woman at the Well

    02/05/2021

    As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. It is this truth, as well, which is at the core of the gospel message. The perfect sacrifice for our sins could only be made by God Himself becoming a man. We are told by Paul in 1 Timothy 2:3-4 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. Hence, IF Jesus was God - who became flesh - we should expect that He would demonstrate this attribute of God: a desire for all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. That is exactly what we do see in our passage today. There is a whole lot of teaching contained in this passage. However, the overall theme of this interaction between Jesus and the Samaritan woman is Jesus' desire for people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. We will examine this passage foll

  • 07 The Supremacy of Christ

    25/04/2021

    As we have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, we have noted that the major purpose of the book is the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. Last week, we examined Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus contained in the first part of chapter 3. In that passage, we saw that Nicodemus came to Jesus seeking to find answers to his questions. Jesus gave him the ultimate answer ... how to enter the Kingdom of God. In order to enter the Kingdom of God, one must be born again. You must be born of the flesh and of the spirit. That spiritual birth comes through believing that Jesus is who He claimed to be ... the Son of God who became the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world! John continues this discussion by transitioning to an event that occurred at the Jordan River - at Aenon, near Salim - where John the Baptist declares the Supremacy of Christ in multiple ways to those who are questioning him. First, we must make a quick detour into the doctrine of baptism, wh

  • 06 A Conversation with Nicodemus

    18/04/2021

    We have been studying The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John. As we have noted, John's major purpose is to undergird the unity of the church through the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. Throughout the first two chapters of the book, John has been revealing testimony that supports that claim. Last week, in our examination of chapter 2, we saw how John revealed Jesus' power over nature by turning water into wine at the wedding of Cana. Additionally, in the section regarding His cleansing of the temple we are told ... "Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did." (cf. John 2:23) Jesus was performing many other signs other than the few that John is choosing to highlight to prove the deity of Christ. It is in the context of seeing these irrefutable signs, that we continue our consideration of John's testimony. For John now begins to share about an encounter that Jesus had with an older Pharisee named N

  • 05 The Beginning of Signs

    11/04/2021

    We have studying John's presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we have noted, John's major purpose is to undergird the unity of the church through the presentation of the proof that Jesus is the Son of God. In each of previous three messages from chapter 1, we have seen how John clearly interweaves either direct, or indirect, references to the deity of Christ. John's presentation of the gospel is slightly different from that of Matthew, Mark and Luke ... in that his primary focus is not in the chronological presentation of Jesus' ministry. Rather, again, John's goal is to provide proof that Jesus was the Son of God who was incarnate in order to become the Lamb of God ... in order to take away the sin of the world! In our passage today, we are presented with another means in which John is proclaiming the deity of Christ - through signs or miracles. First, we need to consider the identification and purpose of these signs, and then look at the application of the events surrounding the demonstratio

  • The Event That Changes Eternity!

    04/04/2021

    There are days which have changed the course of nations and even the course of world history. But today, we remember and celebrate the day ... and specifically the event, that changes the course of eternity for those who will receive the truth! Generally, the validity of an event is established based upon the testimony of two or three witnesses. Much of history that we know and discuss is based upon the testimony of single individuals ... for example: Polybius (200-120 BC) was a Greek historian who wrote regarding the Punic Wars of Rome and claimed to be an eye-witness of the destruction of Carthage. His testimony is not doubted. What, then would be the significance of an event that had over 500 eye-witnesses and four distinct accounts written regarding it? Why would "Scholars" seek to discredit every account of it? First, let's consider the implications of the resurrection ... and then consider the proof! This message was presented on April 4, 2021 by Bob Corbin.

  • 30 The Perpetuity of Wisdom

    28/02/2021

    We have come to our final study in this series on the book of Proverbs - today we want to consider the Perpetuity of Wisdom. We began this study on May 31, 2020 with "An Introduction to the Book of Proverbs" In that message, we noted that the "Self-Improvement Industry" was worth $11.6 billion in 2019 (in just the U.S.) and estimated to grow to $13.2 billion by 2022. Yet, God has given us the ultimate source of wisdom - His Word ... and it is never-changing! PHILOSOPHY is the field of study that "investigates reality and human existence." Literally, it means "the love of wisdom" (from Philo - sophos). Interestingly, "religion" is a subset of philosophy. Even more interesting is therefore is the core question of philosophy: "What is the uncaused cause?" - At the root of the understanding of reality, and the love of wisdom, is a true understanding of what, or WHO, is the uncaused cause! - When you have the proper foundation ... you can begin to build the proper structure!. This message was presented on Feb

  • 29 The Pearls of Wisdom (Communication - Pt 3)

    21/02/2021

    In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. Two weeks ago, we began to consider our "final" pearl ... those verses dealing with our communication. Words are extremely important. They are the foundations of communication. With them communicate value and worth. With them communicate describe concepts, thoughts, ideas and philosophies that impact societies and history. With them we declare, or record, facts or falsehood. With them we edify or destroy. Two weeks ago, we considered the challenge for us to NOT use our words to cause contention or strife, but rather to seek unity. Last week, we considered the challenge for us to use our words to edify and not destroy. Today, we want to consider those verses which discuss the importance of using our words to communicate truth, as opposed to falsehood. The Greek word for truth is the word "alaetheia" which is comprised of two other Greek words: "a" meaning "not" and "lanthano" meaning "to be hid." Truth is that which is "not h

  • 28 The Pearls of Wisdom (Communication - Pt 2)

    14/02/2021

    In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. In various places in our study, we have seen the importance of our words. Last week, we began a three-week consideration of our communication by considering the challenge for us to not use our words to cause contention or strife. The opposite of that would be to seek to edify, or build up, others ... rather than tearing them down. Today, we will consider the verses that address this goal. We begin with a reminder of how we ended last week: that we should pursue healthy discussions and peaceful resolutions. This is best accomplished by seeking to be other-focused with a Christ-like mind. This is because words are important ... what we say can build up or destroy. They convey what is in the depths of the well of a man's heart. ... Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. This message was presented on February 14, 2021 by Bob Corbin.

  • 27 The Pearls of Wisdom (Communication - Pt 1)

    07/02/2021

    In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. Recently, we have considered the description of those referred to as "The Righteous." The past two weeks, we considered those Proverbs which addressed the family - both the marital relationship and the parental relationship. In those studies, we saw the importance of our words, and how we speak to others. Today's message began as "Pearls on Communication" but quickly began to be reshaped based upon the weight of Proverbs that address our negative communication and the effects of it. The message can be summarized by Proverbs 17:14 "The beginning of strife is like releasing water; therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts." This message was presented on February 7, 2021 by Bob Corbin.

  • 26 The Pearls of Wisdom (The Family - Pt 2)

    31/01/2021

    In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. Last week, we began considering some of the Proverbs written regarding the family. We began with some General Principles and then considered those that referred to the husband and the wife, specifically. Today, we will transition into the "Parental Relationship" ... those Proverbs given in reference to how we parent and the reaction/response of the children. As a whole, though, we need to remember that having a proper Biblical "Marital Relationship" will be the first major step toward having a proper Biblical "Parental Relationship." If we do not submit to the authority of the Word of God in our own lives, how can we expect our children to do otherwise in their submission to our authority, and instruction? This message was presented on January 31, 2021 by Bob Corbin.

  • 25 The Pearls of Wisdom (The Family - Pt 1)

    24/01/2021

    In our study of the book of Proverbs, we have been considering some Pearls of Wisdom. Over the past four weeks, we have been considering verses regarding "The Righteous." Though the principles generally apply to all individuals, the primary target was Solomon's son - Rehoboam. As men, we need to lead the way in the standards of righteousness. This is most prevalent in our homes. It seems that it is in our homes, when we (men, women, husbands, wives, dads, moms, sons, and daughters) let down our guard the most. Today, we want to begin considering the Proverbs which specifically relate to the family. We will start by considering the verses that apply to the family, or home, in general ... and then move to those which talk to the marital relationship. Lord willing, next week, we will consider those verses which are concerning the parental relationship. This message was presented on January 24, 2021 by Bob Corbin.

  • 04 Come and See

    29/03/2020

    Two weeks ago we noted the importance of the beginning of book in drawing the attention of the reader and communicating the theme which the book will be addressing. Clearly, we have seen that John's intent is to reveal Jesus as the Son of God who became the Lamb of God in order to take away the sins of the world! Next in writing is how you introduce your primary characters. First impressions are lasting impressions. We have been introduced to Jesus as the Word of God, the Messiah of God, the Son of God and the Lamb of God. In today's message we are introduced to at least four of Jesus disciples (Andrew, Peter, Philip and Nathanael). Within the passage, we meet each individual as they meet the Lord. There is much to glean from Jesus' interactions with each of them. We begin our journey at the Jordan River - the site of John's ministry. Note throughout these interactions - the attribute of omniscience, which is displayed by Jesus ... another indicator of His deity! This message was presented on March 2

  • 03 The Voice in the Wilderness

    22/03/2020

    We are studying the Gospel According to John. This account was written by the Apostle John, the brother of James and the son of Zebedee. We have discussed the two-fold purpose that John seem to have while writing this account - to present an eye-witness account to the Deity of Christ in order to undergird the Unity of the Church. John reveals Jesus as the Son of God who became the Lamb of God in order to take away the sin of the world. Last week, we considered John's immediate description of Jesus as the Word of God. John declares that the Word was with God and that God Himself was the Word. He then goes on to declare that the Word was the Creator who became flesh, came into the world that He created, and was rejected by His creation! In the midst of this testimony of the Word, we are told about a second individual whose name is also John. This individual we are told was in the world for a special purpose as well. This special purpose of John is evidence even prior to his birth! Today, we want to consi

  • 02 The Incarnation of the Word

    15/03/2020

    One of the most important parts of writing a book is having a catchy introduction, or beginning; something that will grab the attention of the potential reader and at the same time will give a hint toward what the remainder of the book will be about. The Gospel According to John does exactly that. This is a true marvel, as the Sanhedrin gave testimony to: "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus." John was a simple Galilean fisherman who penned one of the most profound books ever written - and that is because it was "god-breathed." John begins this Gospel account by blending concepts that would grab both the Jewish and Greek mind ... and would lay the foundation of his two-fold purpose - Confirming the Deity of Christ (the Son of God who took on flesh to become the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world) in order to undergird the Unity of the Church. This message was pr

  • 01 An Introduction of the Gospel of John

    08/03/2020

    This week's message launches a study on The Gospel According to John considering the fit, form and function of John's gospel. Its fit within the Bible, its form in terms of some of its unique structure, especially in comparison to the other gospel accounts, and then finally its function or purpose. As part of this, we'll consider a two-fold purpose that the Apostle John seems to have been given by the Holy Spirit. A two-fold purpose that was closely related to one of the major challenges faced by the early church in the late first century when John penned this book, namely the challenge of Gnosticism, a false religion that sought to undermine the identity and work of Jesus Christ. So, first and foremost, it was John's intent to make the deity of Jesus Christ crystal clear to us. To make it absolutely clear that Jesus is God ... the Son of God who became The Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world. But then it seems that John’s secondary purpose was for the knowledge of the deity of Christ to fuel t