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||CleanA Royal Commission||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington Easter Sunday 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! A Royal Commission Matthew 28:1-20 40 Days with The King Matthew 28:1-20 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day. Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Royal Redeemer||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington April 9, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! A Royal Redeemer Matthew 21:1-11 40 Days with The King Matthew 21:1-11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Royal Community||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington April 2, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! A Royal Community Matthew 16:13-20 40 Days with The King Matthew 16:13-20 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. Here’s the Church. Here’s the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Royal Invitation||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington March 26, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! A Royal Invitation Matthew 11:28-30 THE GOSPEL: IT’S STILL GOOD NEWS! 40 Days with The King Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Royal Journey||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington March 19, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! A Royal Journey Matthew 8:18-22 THE GOSPEL: IT’S STILL GOOD NEWS! 40 Days with The King Matthew 8:18-22 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Royal Message||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington March 12, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! A Royal Message Matthew 5-7 40 Days with The King www.fbca.org www.thesacramentaljourney.org Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Royal Birth||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington March 5, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! A Royal Birth Matthew 2 THE GOSPEL: IT’S STILL GOOD NEWS! 40 Days with The King www.fbca.org www.thesacramentaljourney.org Matthew 2:1-12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Gospel||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington February 26, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! The Gospel 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 THE GOSPEL: IT’S STILL GOOD NEWS! Why Does The Gospel Still Matter? 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed. Everything Starts with God. (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3) God created the universe. It reflects His will. (Genesis 1-2) Human beings are created in the image of God and they are designed to reflect the glory of God. (Genesis 1:26-30; Psalm 8; Isaiah 43:7) Sin marred the image of God in humanity and now we all fall short of God’s glory. (Genesis 3; Romans 3:23) God responded to human brokenness and answered the problem of sin with His great plan of redemption. (Isaiah 53; Romans 3; Galatians 4:4-7) God revealed His promise of redemption to one family and charged that family to steward His promise which was for all families. (Genesis 12:1-3; Romans 4) God’s people received God’s Law and they lived with God in a covenantal relationship. (Exodus 19-20) God revealed Himself, His expectations, His plans and His promises to His people. (Deuteronomy 30) God promised to send a Chosen One, a Son of David, who would rule over His Kingdom forever. (2 Samuel 7; Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13; Revelation 22:12-17) God sent His Son, our Savior, into the world to demonstrate His love and establish His Kingdom. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Colossians 1:9-20) Jesus fully embodied the image of God and reflected the glory of God. (John 1:14; Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:1-3) Jesus lived the perfect life, died a sinner’s death, and was resurrected from the dead by the power of God. (1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 1 Peter 2:21-25) Human beings can now receive the gift of Life—abundant and eternal! (John 3:16-19; John 10:10; Ephesians 3:14-21) Human beings can now be restored in relationship with God and connected to the eternal purposes of God. (Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:1-10) The image of God can be renewed in us, and the glory of God can be reflected through us. (Romans 8:29-30; 2 Corinthians 3:12-18; 5:17-21, Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 John 3:1-3) God’s will can be done on earth as it is in heaven! (Matthew 6:9-13; Galatians 5::22-25; Ephesians 4:1-6; Hebrews 13:20-21) THE GOSPEL: IT’S STILL GOOD NEWS!||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Redeemer!||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington February 19, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! Our Redeemer! John 3:16-21 Why Does The Gospel Still Matter? Everything starts with God! His creation reveals His handiwork. Human beings are His crowning achievement! The effects of humanity’s rebellion are felt throughout creation. God responded to this dilemma with a great plan of redemption. John 3:16-21 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. Darkness is a spiritual reality. God’s answer for darkness is light! God loves the world! God’s great plan of redemption culminated in the sending of His Son into the world. Jesus is the Redeemer! Salvation for the world is now a reality.||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRedemption!||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington February 12, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! Redemption! Genesis 12:1-9 Why Does The Gospel Still Matter? Everything starts with God! His creation reveals His handiwork. Human beings are His crowning achievement! The effects of humanity’s rebellion is felt throughout creation. Genesis 12:1-9 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev. REDEMPTION! God speaks again! Genesis 3:14-15 – Protevangelium God called Abram to a life of faith. God’s promise of blessing is at the heart of the great plan of redemption.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParadise Lost||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington February 5, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! Paradise Lost Genesis 3:1-24 Why Does The Gospel Still Matter? Genesis 3:1-24 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. The Uniqueness of Humanity – the Image of God is reserved for humans only The Glory of God – we can reflect God’s glory in a unique partnership What happened???? Awakened – the knowledge of evil Guilt – Shame – Separation Blame||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImago Dei: The Image of God||Imago Dei: The Image of God Genesis 1:26-31 26) Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28) God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” 29) The God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30) And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31) God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. #1: Human beings are uniquely created in the image of God. #2: Bearing the Image of God means that . . . We are to reflect the character and the glory of God. #3: Bearing the Image of God means that . . . We designed to live in healthy and harmonious relationship with God and with one another. #4: Bearing the Image of God means that . . . God has written eternity in our hearts. “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” NLT Ecclesiastes 3:11||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod’s Handiwork||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington January 22, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! God’s Handiwork Genesis 1:1-2:3 www.thesacramentaljourney.org Why Does The Gospel Still Matter? (centered on screens) Genesis 1:1-5, 1:31-2:3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. It is no accident that God is the subject of the first sentence of the Bible, for this word dominates the whole chapter and catches the eye at every point of the page: it is used some thirty-five times in as many verses of the story. The passage, indeed the Book, is about Him first of all; to read it with any other primary interest (which is all too possible) is to misread it. -Derek Kidner Immensitas – God is so immense that He is sine mensura – without measure. Our God is the Creator of all that is. Creation reflects the will of its Creator. Creation has been affected by sinfulness of humanity God’s great plan of redemption --- The Gospel – includes the redemption of creation itself (Romans 8:18-22)||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything Starts with God!||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington January 15, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! Everything Starts with God! Genesis 1:1-2 THE GOSPEL: IT’S STILL GOOD NEWS! www.thesacramentaljourney.org Why Does The Gospel Still Matter? Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. We believe EVERYTHING STARTS WITH GOD! He is the eternal, perfect, personal creator, sustainer and ruler of the universe. He is the only true God. He is one in His essence but has revealed Himself to mankind as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Immensitas – God is so immense that He is sine mensura – without measure. I AM WHO I AM ---- God is! Our God is the only God! Our God is personal! REVELATION God is Triune in His Nature. There is order but not rank in the Trinity.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Does The Gospel Still Matter?||Dennis R. Wiles FBC Arlington January 8, 2017 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! The Gospel Truth Galatians 3:1-9 THE GOSPEL: It’s Still Good News! Why Does The Gospel Still Matter? 4o Days with The King Portraits of the Gospel The Heart of the Gospel The Roman Road Lostology Gospeling: News Worth Sharing Advent: The Gospel of Hope Why Does The Gospel Still Matter? Galatians 3:1-9 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. Good News and Bad News What is “The Gospel?” Salvation The Gospel is contextualized by a real story. The Story of Israel is completed and fulfilled in the Story of Jesus. The Story of Jesus and its holistic application to all of reality---that is The Gospel.||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Fresh Start for a New Year||Dr. Joshua Stowe Sunday, January 1, 2017 The Gospel: It’s Still Good News A Fresh Start for a New Year John 21:15-25 John 21:15-25 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!” Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. Life and death are hard. The Resurrection of Jesus changes everything. Jesus invites us to follow him.||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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