Date Title Scripture Description Speaker
2022/01/2301/23/2022 Predictive Revelation of Gentile Dominance over Israel- Part 2 Daniel 11:21-35 Dr. David Harrell
2022/01/1601/16/2022 God's Will and the Sexual Revolution Selected Scripture Dr. David Harrell
2022/01/1001/10/2022 Predictive Revelation of Gentile Dominance over Israel- Part 1 Daniel 11:2-35 Dr. David Harrell
2022/01/0201/02/2022 A Glorious Preparation for Revelation Daniel 10:1-11:1 Dr. David Harrell
2021/12/2612/26/2021 The Mystery of the Gospel 1 Timothy 3:16 Dr. David Harrell
2021/12/1912/19/2021 O Come Let Us Adore Him Part 2 Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2021/12/1212/12/2021 O Come Let Us Adore Him Part 1 Selected Scripture Dr. David Harrell
2021/12/0512/05/2021 God's Glory Revealed in Christmas John 1:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2021/11/2911/29/2021 Bless the LORD, O My Soul Psalm 103 Dr. David Harrell
2021/11/2111/21/2021 Seventy Sevens Part 2 Daniel 9:24-27 Dr. David Harrell
2021/11/1511/15/2021 Seventy Sevens Part 1 Daniel 9:20-24 Dr. David Harrell
2021/11/0811/08/2021 Daniel's Prayer of Confession and Intercession 2 Daniel 9:1-19 Dr. David Harrell
2021/10/3110/31/2021 Daniel's Prayer of Confession and Intercession Daniel 9:1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2021/10/2410/24/2021 Foreshadows of the Antichrist Daniel 8 1:27 Dr. David Harrell
2021/10/1710/17/2021 The Great Panorama of World History - Part 4 Daniel 7:13 Dr. David Harrell
2021/10/1010/10/2021 The Great Panorama of World History - Part 3 Daniel 7:9-12 Dr. David Harrell
2021/10/0310/03/2021 The Great Panorama of World History - Part 2 Daniel 7:15-28 Dr. David Harrell
2021/09/2609/26/2021 The Great Panorama of World History - Part 1 Daniel 7:1-28 Dr. David Harrell
2021/09/1909/19/2021 Daniel in the Lion's Den Daniel 6:1-28 Dr. David Harrell
2021/09/1209/12/2021 Godless Defiance and Divine Judgement Daniel 5:1-31 Dr. David Harrell
2021/09/0509/05/2021 God's Humbling Grace Daniel 4:1-37 Dr. David Harrell
2021/08/2908/29/2021 To Bow or Not To Bow Daniel 3:1-29 Dr. David Harrell
2021/08/2208/22/2021 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream Part 2 Daniel 2:24-45 Dr. David Harrell
2021/08/1508/15/2021 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream Part 1 Daniel 2:1-23 Dr. David Harrell
2021/08/0908/09/2021 A Tree Firmly Planted Daniel 1:3-21 Dr. David Harrell
2021/08/0108/01/2021 The Evil of Babylon, Past, Present, and Future Daniel 1:1-2 Dr. David Harrell
2021/07/2607/26/2021 Introduction to Daniel Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2021/07/1907/19/2021 A Final Call to Repentance and Pronouncement of Blessing 2 Corinthians 13:7-14 Dr. David Harrell
2021/07/1107/11/2021 Validating Genuine Saving Faith 2 Corinthians 13:2-6 Dr. David Harrell
2021/07/0507/05/2021 Love's Commitment to Confronting Unrepentant Sin 2 Corinthians 13:1-2 Dr. David Harrell
2021/06/2706/27/2021 Danger of Lingering Sin 2 Corinthians 12:20-21 Dr. David Harrell
2021/06/2106/21/2021 Essential heart Attitudes for Ministry 2 Corinthians 12:11-19 Dr. David Harrell
2021/06/1406/14/2021 Gracious Thorn & Blessed Grace 2 Corinthians 12:6-10 Dr. David Harrell
2021/06/0606/06/2021 The Measure of a Godly Man 2 Corinthians 11:16-12 Dr. David Harrell
2021/05/3105/31/2021 God's Word and the Christian Life Selected Scripture Joey Bassham
2021/05/2305/23/2021 Creation, Day 1 Genesis 1:1-5 Tommy Lohman
2021/05/1605/16/2021 The Scarlet Thread of Redemption 1 Peter 1:14-12 Dr. David Harrell
2021/05/0905/09/2021 Praising Women Who Fear God Proverbs 31:30-31 Dr. David Harrell
2021/05/0205/02/2021 Identifying True and False Apostles 2 Corinthians 11 7-15,20 Dr. David Harrell
2021/04/2604/26/2021 Purity of Devotion to Christ part 3 2 Corinthians 11:1-6 Dr. David Harrell
2021/04/2004/20/2021 Purity of Devotion to Christ part 2 2 Corinthians 11:1-6 Dr. David Harrell
2021/04/1204/12/2021 Purity of Devotion to Christ part 1 2 Corinthians 11:1-6 Dr. David Harrell
2021/04/0504/05/2021 Resurrection Realities 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 Dr. David Harrell
2021/03/2803/28/2021 The Coronation of King Jesus Matthew 21:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2021/03/2103/21/2021 It Is Well Selected Scripture Mike Caldwell
2021/03/1403/14/2021 When Trouble Comes James 1:2-4 Phil Johnson
2021/03/1303/13/2021 A Psalm for the Downtrodden Psalm 17 Phil Johnson
2021/03/0803/08/2021 Evidences of Godliness Part 2 2 Corinthians 10:11-18 Dr. David Harrell
2021/02/2802/28/2021 Evidences of Godliness Part 1 2 Corinthians 10:7-10 Dr. David Harrell
2021/02/2102/21/2021 Supernatural Soldiering 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 Dr. David Harrell
2021/02/1602/16/2021 Harvest Blessings for Faithful Sowers 2 Corinthinas 8:10 - 9:15 Dr. David Harrell
2021/02/0702/07/2021 My God In Whom I Trust Psalm 91 Dr. David Harrell
2021/01/1701/17/2021 From Riches To Poverty 2 Corinthians 8:9 Dr. David Harrell
2021/01/1101/11/2021 Marks of a Faithful Financial Steward 2 Corinthians 8:1-8 Dr. David Harrell
2021/01/0301/03/2021 Dare To Be Daniel Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2020/12/2712/27/2020 The King of Church God Blesses 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2020/12/2112/21/2020 The Magi and King Jesus Matthew 2:1-12 Dr. David Harrell
2020/12/1412/14/2020 The Glory of the Incarnate Word Part 2 John 1:14-18 Dr. David Harrell
2020/12/0612/06/2020 The Glory of the Incarnate Word Part 1 John 1:14-18 Dr. David Harrell
2020/11/2911/29/2020 Exalting the Incarnate Christ Matthew 1:18-25 Dr. David Harrell
2020/11/2311/23/2020 Thanksgiving Priorities Colossians 1:12-14 Dr. David Harrell
2020/11/1611/16/2020 Rejoicing at the Fiery Ordeal 1 Peter 4:12-19 Dr. David Harrell
2020/11/0911/09/2020 Restoring Broken Relationships 2 Corinthians 7:5-16 Dr. David Harrell
2020/11/0511/05/2020 The Damning Consequences of Being Unequally Yoked 2 Corinthians 6:14 - 7:1 Dr. David Harrell
2020/09/2809/28/2020 Love in Action 2 Corinthians 6:11-13, 7:2-4 Dr. David Harrell
2020/09/2009/20/2020 The Bittersweet Realities of Serving Christ 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2020/09/1309/13/2020 The Greatest Problem in the Universe Resolved 2 Corinthians 5:21 Dr. David Harrell
2020/09/0609/06/2020 Reconciling the World to God 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 Dr. David Harrell
2020/08/3108/31/2020 A New Creature In Christ 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 Dr. David Harrell
2020/08/2308/23/2020 The Fear of the Lord 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 Dr. David Harrell
2020/08/1608/16/2020 A Life Pleasing To God 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 Dr. David Harrell
2020/08/0908/09/2020 Groaning for Glory 2 Corinthians 5:1-8 Dr. David Harrell
2020/08/0308/03/2020 The Triumph of Saving Grace 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Dr. David Harrell
2020/07/1907/19/2020 Priceless Treasure in Earthen Vessels 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 Dr. David Harrell
2020/07/1207/12/2020 Beholding the Glory of the Lord- Part 3 2 Corinthians 3:17. 4:6 Dr. David Harrell
2020/07/0507/05/2020 Beholding the Glory of the Lord- Part 2 2 Corinthians 3:17. 4:6 Dr. David Harrell
2020/06/2806/28/2020 Beholding the Glory of the Lord- Part 1 2 Corinthians 3:7 4:6 Dr. David Harrell
2020/06/2106/21/2020 Celebrating the New Covenant- Part 3 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 Dr. David Harrell
2020/06/1406/14/2020 Anarchy and the American Nightmare selected passages Dr. David Harrell
2020/05/3105/31/2020 Celebrating the New Covenant- Part 2 2 Corinthians 3:6-11 Dr. David Harrell
2020/05/2405/24/2020 Celebrating the New Covenant- Part 1 2 Corinthians 3:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2020/05/1705/17/2020 Five Marks Of A True Shepherd 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 Dr. David Harrell
2020/05/1005/10/2020 Gaining Victory Over Heartache 2 Corinthians 2:12-17 Dr. David Harrell
2020/05/0305/03/2020 Spiritual Stamina for Troubled Times selected passages Dr. David Harrell
2020/04/2604/26/2020 Lessons in Forgiveness 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 Dr. David Harrell
2020/04/1904/19/2020 Love Under Fire 2 Corinthians 1:15 2:4 Dr. David Harrell
2020/04/1204/12/2020 The Implications of Christ's Death and Resurrection Romans 6:1-14 Dr. David Harrell
2020/04/0504/05/2020 Pandemic Panic vs. Triumphant Hope 1 Peter 1:3-9 Dr. David Harrell
2020/03/2903/29/2020 Pandemic A Biblical Perspective part 2 selected passages Dr. David Harrell
2020/03/2203/22/2020 Pandemic A Biblical Perspective selected passages Dr. David Harrell
2020/03/1503/15/2020 The Testimony of Our Conscience 2 Corinthians 1:12-14 Dr. David Harrell
2020/03/0803/08/2020 God's Providence in Evil Selected Passages Joey Bassham
2020/03/0103/01/2020 God of all Comfort-Part 3 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2020/02/2302/23/2020 God of all Comfort-Part 2 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2020/02/1602/16/2020 God of all Comfort-Part 1 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2020/02/0902/09/2020 Jesus-The Divine Word John 1:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2020/02/0202/02/2020 What Love Produces in a Church 1 Corinthians 16:15-24 Dr. David Harrell
2020/01/2601/26/2020 Five Essentials for Godliness 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Dr. David Harrell
2020/01/1901/19/2020 Marks of a Dedicated Servant 1 Corinthians 16:5-12 Dr. David Harrell
2020/01/1201/12/2020 Finding Strength In Weakness - Part 2 2 Timothy 2:1-7 Dr. David Harrell
2020/01/0501/05/2020 Finding Strength In Weakness - Part 1 2 Timothy 2:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2019/12/2912/29/2019 Identifying The Baby In A Manger Colossians 1:15-20 Dr. David Harrell
2019/12/2212/22/2019 O Little Town of Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Dr. David Harrell
2019/12/1512/15/2019 Mary's Magnificat Luke 1:46-55 Dr. David Harrell
2019/12/0812/08/2019 Good News of Great Joy Luke 2:1-14 Dr. David Harrell
2019/12/0112/01/2019 Principles for Christian Giving 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 Dr. David Harrell
2019/11/2411/24/2019 Resurrection Triumph and Praise 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 Dr. David Harrell
2019/11/1711/17/2019 The Nature of the Resurrection Body 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 Dr. David Harrell
2019/11/1011/10/2019 The Motivating Power of the Resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:29-34 Dr. David Harrell
2019/11/0311/03/2019 The Most Glorious Announcement 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 Dr. David Harrell
2019/10/2710/27/2019 The Dire Consequences of Denying the Resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 Dr. David Harrell
2019/10/2010/20/2019 The Proof And Power Of Christ's Resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2019/10/1310/13/2019 How Great Thou Art-A Hymn Exposited Selected Passages Mike Caldwell
2019/10/0610/06/2019 Correcting the Misuse of Tongues - Part 2 1 Corinthians 14:20-40 Dr. David Harrell
2019/09/2909/29/2019 Correcting the Misuse of Tongues - Part 1 1 Corinthians 14:1-19 Dr. David Harrell
2019/09/2209/22/2019 The Virtues of Love - Part 3 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 Dr. David Harrell
2019/09/1509/15/2019 The Virtues of Love - Part 2 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Dr. David Harrell
2019/09/0809/08/2019 The Virtues of Love - Part 1 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Dr. David Harrell
2019/09/0109/01/2019 Love: The More Excellent Way 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2019/08/2508/25/2019 The Love Of God, Part 2 Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2019/08/1808/18/2019 The Love Of God, Part 1 Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2019/08/1108/11/2019 God's Promise Of Peace Philippians 4:6-7 Jim Stitzinger
2019/08/0408/04/2019 All Or Nothing Daniel 3 Jim Stitzinger
2019/07/2807/28/2019 God’s Promise to His People Hebrews 13:5-6 Jim Stitzinger
2019/07/2107/21/2019 Salt and Light Matthew 5:13-16 Joey Bassham
2019/07/1407/14/2019 Grace Gifts 1 Corinthians 12:20-31 Dr. David Harrell
2019/07/0707/07/2019 Unity Through Diversity 1 Corinthians 12:12-19 Dr. David Harrell
2019/06/3006/30/2019 Categories of Spiritual Gifts - Part 5 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2019/06/2306/23/2019 Categories of Spiritual Gifts - Part 4 1 Corinthians 12:8-11 Dr. David Harrell
2019/06/1606/16/2019 Categories of Spiritual Gifts - Part 3 1 Corinthians 12:8-11 Dr. David Harrell
2019/06/0906/09/2019 Categories of Spiritual Gifts - Part 2 1 Corinthians 12:8-11 Dr. David Harrell
2019/06/0206/02/2019 Spiritual Survival Skills 1 Peter 5:6-11 Jim Stitzinger
2019/05/2605/26/2019 Categories of Spiritual Gifts - Part 1 1 Corinthians 12:8-9 Dr. David Harrell
2019/05/1905/19/2019 Manifestations of God's Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 Dr. David Harrell
2019/05/1205/12/2019 Counterfeit Spiritual Gifts 1 Corinthians 12:1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2019/05/0505/05/2019 A Solemn Remembrance of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Dr. David Harrell
2019/04/2804/28/2019 Biblical Male-Female Role Relationships Part 2 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Dr. David Harrell
2019/04/2104/21/2019 Easter: What Really Happened John 19:31-20:10 Dr. David Harrell
2019/04/1404/14/2019 The Coronation Of The King Matthew 21:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2019/04/0704/07/2019 God's Redeeming Love in Definite Atonement selected passages Dr. David Harrell
2019/03/3103/31/2019 Help My Unbelief - Part 2 Mark 9:24 Phil Johnson
2019/03/3003/30/2019 Help My Unbelief - Part 1 Mark 9:24 Phil Johnson
2019/03/2403/24/2019 Salvation Belongs to the Lord Part 2 Psalm 3:8a Joey Bassham
2019/03/1703/17/2019 Salvation Belongs to the Lord Part 1 Psalm 3:8a Joey Bassham
2019/03/1003/10/2019 My Spiritual Heritage/Legacy Ephesians 2:11-22 Wes Taber
2019/03/0303/03/2019 Biblical Male-Female Role Relationships – Part 1 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Dr. David Harrell
2019/02/2402/24/2019 Selfless Living for God's Glory 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1 Dr. David Harrell
2019/02/1702/17/2019 The Danger of Divided Loyalty 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 Dr. David Harrell
2019/02/1002/10/2019 The Dangerous Deception of Self Assurance - Part 3 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Dr. David Harrell
2019/02/0302/03/2019 The Dangerous Deception of Self Assurance - Part 2 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Dr. David Harrell
2019/01/2701/27/2019 The Dangerous Deception of Self Assurance - Part 1 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Dr. David Harrell
2019/01/1301/13/2019 Virtues of a Soul Winner 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 Dr. David Harrell
2019/01/0601/06/2019 Relinquishing Our Rights 1 Corinthians 9:1-14 Dr. David Harrell
2018/12/3012/30/2018 Marks of a Persevering Church 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Dr. David Harrell
2018/12/2312/23/2018 The Magi and King Jesus Matthew 2:18-25 Dr. David Harrell
2018/12/1612/16/2018 Jesus Our Immanuel Matthew 1:18-25 Dr. David Harrell
2018/12/0912/09/2018 Legalism, License, or Love? 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Dr. David Harrell
2018/12/0212/02/2018 Advantages To Singleness 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Dr. David Harrell
2018/11/2511/25/2018 Calling Our Souls To Praise Psalm 103:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2018/11/1811/18/2018 Contentment in Circumstance and Status 1Corinthians 7:17-24 Dr. David Harrell
2018/11/1111/11/2018 Concerning Christian Marriage 1 Corinthians 7:8-16 Dr. David Harrell
2018/11/0411/04/2018 Celibacy or Marriage? 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 Dr. David Harrell
2018/10/2810/28/2018 Glorifying God with your Body 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Dr. David Harrell
2018/10/2110/21/2018 Conflict and Courtrooms 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2018/10/1410/14/2018 The Theology Behind the Great Commission Matthew 28:16-20 Shannon Hurley
2018/10/0710/07/2018 The Supreme Court of Brouhaha Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2018/09/3009/30/2018 Disciplining Sin In The Church 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Dr. David Harrell
2018/09/2309/23/2018 A Life Worth Imitating 1 Corinthians 4:14-21 Dr. David Harrell
2018/09/1609/16/2018 Did Paul Preach Social Justice? Acts 24:24-26 Dr. David Harrell
2018/09/0909/09/2018 How God Makes Gold Job 23:8-14 Jim Stitzinger
2018/09/0209/02/2018 To Worship or Not to Worship, There is no Question selected passages Dave Hoffman
2018/08/2608/26/2018 When Jesus Comes to Visit Luke 19:1-10 Jim Stitzinger
2018/08/0508/05/2018 Faithfulness in Prosperity and Suffering Job 1:1-22 Joey Bassham
2018/07/2907/29/2018 The Life of Awe and the Danger of Losing It Psalm 145 Francis Bisagni
2018/07/1507/15/2018 Actions That Define True Christianity Acts 9:20-22 Ruben Videira Soengas
2018/07/0107/01/2018 How God Evaluates a Pastor 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2018/06/1706/17/2018 What to Expect as We Await the Coming Day of the Lord 2 Peter 3:1-13 Joey Bassham
2018/06/1006/10/2018 Works Worthy of Reward 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 Dr. David Harrell
2018/06/0306/03/2018 The Problem of Immaturity 1 Corinthians 3: 1-9 Dr. David Harrell
2018/05/2705/27/2018 The Marvels of God's Wisdom 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 Dr. David Harrell
2018/05/2005/20/2018 An Apostolic Model for Ministry 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2018/05/1305/13/2018 Wisdom: God's Versus Man's Part 3 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Dr. David Harrell
2018/05/0605/06/2018 Wisdom: God's Versus Man's Part 2 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Dr. David Harrell
2018/04/2904/29/2018 Wisdom - God's Versus Man's Part 1 1 Corinthians 1:18-19 Dr. David Harrell
2018/04/2204/22/2018 Disharmony and Division in the Church 1 Corinthians 1:9-17 Dr. David Harrell
2018/04/1504/15/2018 Reasons for Praise and Hope 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 Dr. David Harrell
2018/04/0804/08/2018 Introduction to 1 Corinthians 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2018/04/0104/01/2018 Jesus' Final Journey To Glory selected passages Dr. David Harrell
2018/03/1803/18/2018 The Heart of Stewardship Mark 12:41-44 Joey Bassham
2018/03/1103/11/2018 A Glorious Benediction Hebrews 13:20-21 Dr. David Harrell
2018/03/0403/04/2018 Two Congregational Duties Hebrews 13:17-19 Dr. David Harrell
2018/02/2502/25/2018 School Shootings - A Biblical Perspective Selected texts Dr. David Harrell
2018/02/1802/18/2018 Christian Sacrifices Hebrews 13:15-16 Dr. David Harrell
2018/02/1102/11/2018 Bearing His Reproach Outside the Camp Hebrews 13:13-14 Dr. David Harrell
2018/01/2801/28/2018 We Have An Altar Hebrews 13:10-11 Dr. David Harrell
2018/01/2101/21/2018 The Danger of Being Carried Away - Part 2 Hebrews 13:9 Dr. David Harrell
2018/01/0701/07/2018 The Danger of Being Carried Away - Part 1 Hebrews 13:9 Dr. David Harrell
2017/12/3112/31/2017 Triune Provision John 14:15-26 Dr. David Harrell
2017/12/2412/24/2017 Who is the Christ of Christmas? Colossians 1:15-20 Dr. David Harrell
2017/12/2212/22/2017 The Birth of the Messiah King | Pt. 2 Luke 2:1-7 Dr. David Harrell
2017/12/1012/10/2017 The Birth of the Messiah King | Pt. 1 Micah 5:2; Luke 2:1-7 Dr. David Harrell
2017/11/1911/19/2017 The Glorious Return of Our Conquering King Matthew 25: 31-46 Dr. David Harrell
2017/11/1211/12/2017 The Power of Enduring Faith Hebrews 13:7 Dr. David Harrell
2017/11/0511/05/2017 The Golden Chain of Redemption Part 2 Romans 8:29-30 Joey Bassham
2017/10/2910/29/2017 The Golden Chain of Redemption Romans 8:29-30 Joey Bassham
2017/10/2210/22/2017 Cultivating Contentment Hebrews 13:5-6 Dr. David Harrell
2017/10/1510/15/2017 God's Design for Marriage and Sexuality Hebrews 13:4 Dr. David Harrell
2017/10/0810/08/2017 Practical Christian Ethics Hebrews 13 1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2017/10/0110/01/2017 The Gospel according To Jesus John 6 Dr. David Harrell
2017/09/1809/18/2017 Where Is God In Hurricanes? Selected Scriptures Dr. David Harrell
2017/09/0309/03/2017 Come to Mount Zion Hebrews 12:18-29 Dr. David Harrell
2017/08/2708/27/2017 Practical Exhortations for Church Members Hebrews 12:12-17 Dr. David Harrell
2017/08/2008/20/2017 The Father's Loving Discipline Hebrews 12:4-11 Dr. David Harrell
2017/08/1308/13/2017 Running the Race of Faith Hebrews 12:1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2017/08/0608/06/2017 Praiseworthy Faith Hebrews 11:32-40 Dr. David Harrell
2017/07/3007/30/2017 Who Is This Jesus Luke 7:11-17 Tom Branson
2017/07/1607/16/2017 Rahab: Triumphant Faith Hebrews 11:30-31 Dr. David Harrell
2017/07/0907/09/2017 Moses: Fearless Faith Hebrews 11:23-29 Dr. David Harrell
2017/07/0207/02/2017 Faith in the Face of Death Hebrews 11:20-22 Dr. David Harrell
2017/06/1806/18/2017 Abraham: Living Faith Hebrews 11:8-19 Dr. David Harrell
2017/06/1106/11/2017 Noah: Obedient Faith Hebrews 11:7 Dr. David Harrell
2017/06/0406/04/2017 Enoch: A Man Who Pleased God Hebrews 11:5-6 Dr. David Harrell
2017/05/2805/28/2017 Abel: First in Faith Hebrews 11:4 Dr. David Harrell
2017/05/2105/21/2017 Faith in Action Hebrews 11:1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2017/05/1405/14/2017 The Terrifying Fate of an Apostate Hebrews 10:26-39 Dr. David Harrell
2017/05/0705/07/2017 An Exortation to Faith, Hope, Love Hebrews 10:19-25 Dr. David Harrell
2017/04/3004/30/2017 Perfecting Those Who Draw Near Hebrews 10:1-18 Dr. David Harrell
2017/04/1604/16/2017 Our Lord's Prayer of Intercession Part 2 John 17:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2017/04/0904/09/2017 Our Lord's Prayer of Intercession Part 1 John 17:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2017/04/0204/02/2017 Three Reasons Jesus had to Die Hebrews 9:15-28 Dr. David Harrell
2017/03/2603/26/2017 The Tabernacle Fulfilled in Christ Hebrews 9:1-14 Dr. David Harrell
2017/03/1903/19/2017 Blessings of the New Covenant Hebrews 8:1-13 Dr. David Harrell
2017/03/1203/12/2017 The Only Priest Able To Save Hebrews 7:20-28 Dr. David Harrell
2017/03/0503/05/2017 Heart of Worship John 4:23-24 Joey Bassham
2017/02/2602/26/2017 No Priest But Jesus Hebrews 7:11-19 Dr. David Harrell
2017/02/1902/19/2017 The Marvelous Mystery of Melchizedek Hebrews 7:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2017/02/1202/12/2017 The Trustworthiness of God to Save Eternally Hebrews 6:13-20 Dr. David Harrell
2017/02/0502/05/2017 Disciples and the World Matthew 5:13-16 Dan Dumas
2017/01/2901/29/2017 Discerning True Believers from False Part 3 Hebrews 6:9-12 Dr. David Harrell
2017/01/2201/22/2017 Discerning True Believers from False Part 2 Hebrews 6:1-8 Dr. David Harrell
2017/01/1501/15/2017 Discerning True Believers from False Part 1 Hebrews 5:11-14 Dr. David Harrell
2017/01/0801/08/2017 The High Priesthood of Jesus Christ Hebrews 5:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2017/01/0101/01/2017 A Call to Faithful Service Matthew 25: 14-30 Dr. David Harrell
2016/12/2512/25/2016 The Homage of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12 Dr. David Harrell
2016/12/1812/18/2016 The Mystery of Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Dr. David Harrell
2016/12/1112/11/2016 Jesus, Our Great High Priest Hebrews 4:14-16 Dr. David Harrell
2016/12/0412/04/2016 Our Glorious Rest in Christ Hebrews 4:1-13 Dr. David Harrell
2016/11/2711/27/2016 The Hardened Heart Hebrews 3:7-19 Dr. David Harrell
2016/11/2011/20/2016 Jesus' Superiority over Moses Hebrews 3:1-6 Dr. David Harrell
2016/10/3010/30/2016 The Humanity and Sufferings of Christ Hebrews 2:9-18 Dr. David Harrell
2016/10/2310/23/2016 The Believer's Dominion Destiny Hebrews 2:5-9 Dr. David Harrell
2016/10/0910/09/2016 An Impassioned Warning Hebrews 2:1-4 Dr. David Harrell
2016/09/2509/25/2016 The Assertion of Christ's Deity Hebrews 1:1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2016/09/1809/18/2016 Survey and Introduction Hebrews Dr. David Harrell
2016/09/1109/11/2016 The Glory of God part 2 Select Passages Dr. David Harrell
2016/09/0409/04/2016 The Glory of God part 1 Select Passages Dr. David Harrell
2016/08/2808/28/2016 The Holiness of God part 2 Select Passages Dr. David Harrell
2016/08/2108/21/2016 The Holiness of God part 1 Select Passages Dr. David Harrell
2016/08/1408/14/2016 A Passionate Benediction 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18 Dr. David Harrell
2016/07/3107/31/2016 A Biblical Work Ethic 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 Dr. David Harrell
2016/07/2407/24/2016 Portrait of Humility 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2016/07/1707/17/2016 The Essence and Effects of Unconditional Election 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 Dr. David Harrell
2016/07/0307/03/2016 The Antichrist's Power 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Dr. David Harrell
2016/06/2606/26/2016 The Antichrist's Devistation 2 Thessalonians 2:8 Dr. David Harrell
2016/06/1906/19/2016 The Restraint of the Antichrist 2 Thessalonians 2:6-10 Dr. David Harrell
2016/06/1206/12/2016 Anticipating the End of the Age 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2016/06/0506/05/2016 Three Priorities to Pray For 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 Dr. David Harrell
2016/05/2905/29/2016 The Most Terrifying Surprise 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 Dr. David Harrell
2016/05/2205/22/2016 Marks of a Praiseworthy Church 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2016/05/1505/15/2016 Life In Messiah Select Passages Wes Tabor
2016/05/0805/08/2016 A Solemn Benediction 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28 Dr. David Harrell
2016/05/0105/01/2016 A Proper Response to God Himself 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 Dr. David Harrell
2016/04/2404/24/2016 A Proper Response to Problem Members 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 Dr. David Harrell
2016/04/1704/17/2016 A Proper Response to Church Leaders 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 Dr. David Harrell
2016/04/1004/10/2016 Only Two Kinds of People 1 Thessalonians 5:4-11 Dr. David Harrell
2016/04/0304/03/2016 Discerning the Day of the Lord 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 Dr. David Harrell
2016/03/2703/27/2016 Resurrection Harvest 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 Dr. David Harrell
2016/03/2003/20/2016 The Messiah's Humble Mount Matthew 21:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2016/03/0603/06/2016 Rapture Readiness and Comfort 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Dr. David Harrell
2016/02/2802/28/2016 Brotherly Love and Orderly Living 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 Dr. David Harrell
2016/02/2102/21/2016 A Walk Pleasing to God 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Dr. David Harrell
2016/02/1402/14/2016 Praying for Faith, Love, and Hope 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 Dr. David Harrell
2016/02/0702/07/2016 A Shepherd's Love in Action 1 Thessalonians 3:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2016/01/3101/31/2016 Three Essential Ministry Perspectives 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 Dr. David Harrell
2016/01/0301/03/2016 Immanuel in Heaven Part 2 Revelation 21:1-8 Dr. David Harrell
2015/12/2712/27/2015 Immanuel in Heaven Part 1 Revelation 21:1-8 Dr. David Harrell
2015/12/2012/20/2015 From a Manger to a Throne Select Passages Dr. David Harrell
2015/12/1312/13/2015 A Collision Course with the World 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 Dr. David Harrell
2015/11/2211/22/2015 Marks of a Faithful Missionary part 2 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12 Dr. David Harrell
2015/11/1511/15/2015 Marks of a Faithful Missionary part 1 1 Thessalonians 2:1-6 Dr. David Harrell
2015/11/0811/08/2015 Evidence of Election part 2 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2015/10/2510/25/2015 Evidence of Election part 1 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Dr. David Harrell
2015/10/1810/18/2015 Christ's Restoring Grace John 21:15-25 Dr. David Harrell
2015/10/1110/11/2015 Breakfast Blessing On the Shore John 21:1-14 Dr. David Harrell
2015/10/0410/04/2015 Christ's Encounter with Thomas John 20:24-31 Dr. David Harrell
2015/09/2709/27/2015 Jesus Appears to His Own John 20:11-23 Dr. David Harrell
2015/09/2009/20/2015 The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ John 19:31-20:10 Dr. David Harrell
2015/09/1309/13/2015 Oh So Great A Savior John 19:25-30 Dr. David Harrell
2015/09/0609/06/2015 The Crucifixion of the Son of God John 19:17-22 Dr. David Harrell
2015/08/1608/16/2015 Striving Together Dr. David Harrell
2015/08/0908/09/2015 Sinless Yet Condemned John 18:39-19:13 Dr. David Harrell
2015/08/0208/02/2015 Jesus as Judge, King, and Truth John 18:28-38 Dr. David Harrell
2015/07/1907/19/2015 The Night the Rooster Crowed John 18:12-27 Dr. David Harrell
2015/07/1207/12/2015 Christ’s Glory in the Garden John 18:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2015/07/0507/05/2015 Jesus' Prayer for Spiritual Unity Join 17: 20-26 Dr. David Harrell
2015/06/2806/28/2015 Jesus' Heart Revealed in Prayer John 17:6-19 Dr. David Harrell
2015/06/2106/21/2015 Jesus' High Priestly Prayer John 17:1-5 Dr. David Harrell
2015/06/1406/14/2015 Christ's Final Consolations John 16:25-33 Dr. David Harrell
2015/06/0706/07/2015 Spirit - Produced Joy John 16:16-24 Dr. David Harrell
2015/05/3105/31/2015 The Spirit's Revelation of Christ's Glory John 16:12-15 Dr. David Harrell
2015/05/2605/26/2015 The Convicting Work of the Holy Spirit John 16:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2015/05/1705/17/2015 A Spirit Empowered Testimony John 15:26-27 Dr. David Harrell
2015/05/1005/10/2015 Why the World Hates Christians John 15:17-25 Dr. David Harrell
2015/05/0305/03/2015 Christ's Love and Our Assurance John 15:12-16 Dr. David Harrell
2015/04/2604/26/2015 Abiding in the True Vine John 15:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2015/04/1904/19/2015 The Cross From Jesus' Perspective John 14:28-31 Dr. David Harrell
2015/04/1204/12/2015 The Transcendent Peace of Jesus John 14: 27 Dr. David Harrell
2015/04/0504/05/2015 Because of Christ's Suffering 1 Peter 3:18-22 Dr. David Harrell
2015/03/2903/29/2015 Promises and Provisions of Great Comfort John 14:15-26 Dr. David Harrell
2015/03/2203/22/2015 A Two-Fold Cure for Troubled Hearts Join 14:1-14 Dr. David Harrell
2015/03/1603/16/2015 Beholding the Perfections of Christ John 13:31-38 Dr. David Harrell
2015/03/0103/01/2015 Treachery Exposed In Marvelous Love John 13:17-30 Dr. David Harrell
2015/03/0103/01/2015 Five Dangers of Hypocrisy Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2015/02/0802/08/2015 Love So Humble and Enduring John 13:1-17 Dr. David Harrell
2015/02/0102/01/2015 Spiritual Light and Darkness John 12:35-50 Dr. David Harrell
2015/01/2501/25/2015 Our Redeemer's Troubled Soul John 12:27-34 Dr. David Harrell
2015/01/1801/18/2015 A Cross Before A Crown John 12:17-26 Dr. David Harrell
2014/12/2812/28/2014 The Royal Presentation John 12:12-16 Dr. David Harrell
2014/12/2112/21/2014 A Mystery Hymn for Christmas 1 Timothy 3:16 Dr. David Harrell
2014/12/1412/14/2014 Bethlehem's Joy Luke 2:8-14 Dr. David Harrell
2014/12/0712/07/2014 Why the regal entrance into Jerusalem? John 12:12-13 Dr. David Harrell
2014/11/3011/30/2014 Contrasting Hearts John 11:45-12:11 Dr. David Harrell
2014/11/2311/23/2014 Christ, the Resurrection and the Life John 11:37- 44 Dr. David Harrell
2014/11/0911/09/2014 The Savior's Solemn Groan John 11:17-36 Dr. David Harrell
2014/11/0211/02/2014 The Blessing of Mercy Withheld John 11-1:16 Dr. David Harrell
2014/10/2610/26/2014 The Essential Glories of Christ John 10:22-42 Dr. David Harrell
2014/10/1910/19/2014 The only Shepherd Good and True John 10:1-21 Dr. David Harrell
2014/10/1210/12/2014 Progressive Light and Darkness John 9:35-41 Dr. David Harrell
2014/10/0510/05/2014 What Genuine Faith Will Endure and Enjoy John 9:13-34 Dr. David Harrell
2014/09/2809/28/2014 The Miracle of Spiritual Sight John 9:1-12 Dr. David Harrell
2014/09/2109/21/2014 The Revelation of the Light of the World John 8:48-59 Dr. David Harrell
2014/09/0709/07/2014 Children of the Devil John 8:37-47 Dr. David Harrell
2014/08/3108/31/2014 Spiritual Bondage to Liberty John 8:31-36 Dr. David Harrell
2014/08/2408/24/2014 Spanning the Infinite Gulf John 8:22-30 Dr. David Harrell
2014/08/1708/17/2014 Christ, the Light of the World John 8:12-21 Dr. David Harrell
2014/07/2007/20/2014 Jesus Unites Mercy with Justice John 8:1-11 Dr. David Harrell
2014/07/1307/13/2014 Rivers of Living Water John 7:37-52 Dr. David Harrell
2014/07/0607/06/2014 Bold Proclamation and Hollow Professions John 7:25-36 Dr. David Harrell
2014/06/2906/29/2014 Jesus: Lord, Liar or Lunatic? John 7:17-24 Dr. David Harrell
2014/06/1506/15/2014 Insights from Jesus' Ministry John 7:1-8 Dr. David Harrell
2014/06/0806/08/2014 Unmasking Fickle Faith John 6:60-71 Dr. David Harrell
2014/06/0106/01/2014 The Bread of Life John 6:51-59 Dr. David Harrell
2014/05/2505/25/2014 The Father's Wooing Love John 6:41-50 Dr. David Harrell
2014/05/1805/18/2014 Marks of a False Disciple John 6:22-40 Dr. David Harrell
2014/05/1105/11/2014 Marks of a True Disciple John 6:16-21 Dr. David Harrell
2014/05/0405/04/2014 Christ Feeding the Multitude John 6:1-15 Dr. David Harrell
2014/04/2704/27/2014 Fourfold Witness To the Deity of Christ John 5:30-47 Dr. David Harrell
2014/04/2004/20/2014 The Efficacy of the Atonement and Resurrection Selected Scripture Dr. David Harrell
2014/04/0604/06/2014 Noah: Paganism and Prophecy Selected Scripture Dr. David Harrell
2014/03/3003/30/2014 Jesus' Sevenfold Vindication of His Deity John 5:16-29 Dr. David Harrell
2014/03/2303/23/2014 Christ at the Pool of Bethesda John 5:1-16 Dr. David Harrell
2014/03/1603/16/2014 As Faith Matures John 4:43-54 Dr. David Harrell
2014/03/0903/09/2014 Prayer—disciplined, fervent, private, and persistent prayer. | Pillar 5 Colossians 1:9-14 Dr. David Harrell
2014/03/0203/02/2014 Personal Discipleship-Counseling and In-Depth Theological Teaching | Pillar 4 Selected Scripture Dr. David Harrell
2014/02/2302/23/2014 Sharing the Gospel of God's Sovereign Grace | Pillar 3 Philippians 1:27-30 Dr. David Harrell
2014/02/1602/16/2014 Christ Exalting Song Worship: Pillar 2 Selected Scripture Dr. David Harrell
2014/02/0902/09/2014 Expository Preaching Pillar 1 Selected Scripture Dr. David Harrell
2014/02/0202/02/2014 The Messiah’s Meat and Our Model John 4:27-42 Dr. David Harrell
2014/01/2601/26/2014 The Messiah's Revelation Part 2 John 4:1–26 Dr. David Harrell
2014/01/1901/19/2014 The Messiah's Revelation Part 1 John 4:1-26 Dr. David Harrell
2014/01/1201/12/2014 The Joy of Being Occupied with Christ, Part 2 John 3:22–36 Dr. David Harrell
2014/01/0501/05/2014 The Joy of Being Occupied with Christ, Part 1 John 3:22-36 Dr. David Harrell
2013/12/2912/29/2013 The Homage of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12 After an extensive historical analysis explaining the magi and the political climate which God ordained for Christ to arrive, this exposition highlights the light for the King makers and the darkness for the King haters. Dr. David Harrell
2013/12/2212/22/2013 The Triumph of Zealous Grace Isaiah 9:6-7 In an effort to elevate our conception of the glory of God, this exposition unpacks Isaiah’s prophecy concerning the arrival of the Messiah by examining His birth, titles, kingdom, and zeal. Dr. David Harrell
2013/12/1512/15/2013 Mary's Hymn of Praise Luke 1:46-55 This exposition highlights three aspects of Mary’s worship: it was spontaneous, despite her circumstances; it was God-centered, not man-centered; and it rehearsed God’s mercy, past, present, and promised. Dr. David Harrell
2013/12/0112/01/2013 The Look of Faith John 3:11-21 This exposition examines Jesus’ confrontation of Nicodemus’ arrogance, ignorance, and unbelief in contrast to the transforming and saving power of faith in the Son of God. Dr. David Harrell
2013/11/2411/24/2013 The Mystery of the New Birth John 3:1-10 This exposition examines the Messiah’s offer of the Kingdom to Israel by explaining the New Covenant language and symbolism of spiritual renewal and cleansing that can only be accomplished by regeneration: the supernatural, instantaneous impartation of spiritual life to the spiritually dead. Dr. David Harrell
2013/11/1711/17/2013 The Messiah's Zeal John 2:12-25 This exposition examines Jesus asserting His Messianic rights by cleansing the Jerusalem Temple about to be made obsolete by His resurrection which would ultimately lay the foundation for the new spiritual temple that would replace it, namely, the church. Dr. David Harrell
2013/11/1011/10/2013 Messiah - The New Wine John 2:1-11 This exposition examines Jesus’ first public miracle where He, as the true Messianic Bridegroom, turned the ritual cleansing water associated with the burdens of the Old Covenant into wine, symbolizing His redeeming and cleansing blood and the blessings of the New Covenant. Dr. David Harrell
2013/09/2909/29/2013 The Savior Who Seeks and Saves John 1:35-51 This exposition focuses on the unique methods God uses to save sinners, including, public preaching, personal evangelism, directly by Christ and His Word, and a combination of all of the above. Dr. David Harrell
2013/09/2209/22/2013 The Messiah’s Forerunner John 1:19-37 This exposition examines the three crucial truths that John the Baptist preached, namely, prepare your hearts for the Messiah has arrived, recognize Him for who He is, and follow Him. Dr. David Harrell
2013/09/1509/15/2013 The Marvelous Mystery of the Incarnation, part 2 John 1:14-18 This exposition completes the final section of John’s prologue especially as it relates to Christ being “the only begotten from the Father full of grace and truth” and how He is the only qualified exegete to explain Him. Dr. David Harrell
2013/09/0809/08/2013 The Marvelous Mystery of the Incarnation, part 1 John 1:14-18 This exposition examines the hypostatic union of the two natures of Christ and the historical life of the incarnate Word as He was foreshadowed by the Old Testament tabernacle and temple. Dr. David Harrell
2013/09/0109/01/2013 The Incarnate Word that Enlightens John 1:6-13 This exposition focuses on the second section or John’s prologue which makes a dramatic shift from focusing on the self-existent, eternal Word, to a mere man who bears witness of the Word and the light that emanates from Him. Dr. David Harrell
2013/08/2508/25/2013 The Glory of the Son, the Divine Word John 1:1-5 This exposition examines the amazing truths John reveals in the beginning of his prologue which demonstrate that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God who pre-existed, co-existed, and self-existed with God. Dr. David Harrell
2013/07/2807/28/2013 Enduring God's Discipline with Joy Hebrews 12:3-11 This exposition encourages believers by helping us understand the nature of the Father’s training in our life. It first examines the Spirit’s rebuke for fainthearted endurance, then focuses on reasons for bold endurance, and concludes by discussing the rewards for steadfast endurance. Dr. David Harrell
2013/07/2107/21/2013 Marks of Spiritual Infancy 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 This exposition explains why some professing Christians love churches that have embraced the philosophies of evangelical pragmatism and why other believers find them reprehensible. Dr. David Harrell
2013/07/1407/14/2013 Our Exalted Calling Colossians 3:1-4 This exposition focuses on four crucial truths that form the bedrock of personal holiness and spiritual maturity—truths every believer should hold dear. Dr. David Harrell
2013/07/0707/07/2013 Absolute Truth-Fight or Flight Part 2 Selected Passages This exposition looks closely at Jude’s epistle with respect to what it means practically to contend earnestly for the faith. Dr. David Harrell
2013/06/3006/30/2013 Absolute Truth-Fight or Flight Part 1 Selected Passages By examining the example of Jesus and the exhortation of Jude, this exposition debunks the myth that truth—if it exists at all—is not worth fight for. Dr. David Harrell
2013/06/2306/23/2013 When the Master Settles Our Account Matthew 25:14-30 This exposition of our Lord’s parable of the talents examines our stewardship responsibilities as faithful servants of our Master. Here we examine the trust given, the labor required, the accounts settled, and the reward gained. Dr. David Harrell
2013/06/1606/16/2013 Our Savior's Pattern for Prayer Part 3 Matthew 6:9–13 This exposition deals with the final petition that addresses man’s needs which deals with our protection from temptation (our defense by God). Dr. David Harrell
2013/06/0906/09/2013 Our Savior's Pattern for Prayer Part 2 Matthew 6:9–10 This exposition focuses on two of the three petitions found in the second section in our Lord’s outline for prayer that address man’s needs, namely, our daily bread (our dependence on God), and forgiveness (our debts to God). Dr. David Harrell
2013/06/0206/02/2013 Our Savior's Pattern for Prayer Part 1 Matthew 6:9-10 This exposition focuses on the first of two sections in our Lord’s outline for prayer dealing with three aspects of God’s glory, namely, His name, His Kingdom, and His will. Dr. David Harrell
2013/05/2605/26/2013 Our Savior's Secret Devotion to God in Prayer Mark 1:35-39 This exposition focuses on four great lessons that we can learn from Jesus’ prayer life, namely, prayer reveals an intense longing to commune with God, it should be the first priority to prepare our day, solitude is the sanctuary of prayer, and it is as important in times of blessing as in times of distress. Dr. David Harrell
2013/05/1905/19/2013 Satan's Strategy for Church Growth - Part4 Selected Passages This sermon deals with the final contrasts, namely, a church that is zealous for kingdom living, celebrates the cross, aggressively wars against Satan, joyfully denies self to follow Christ, and lives in light of Christ’s glorious return. Dr. David Harrell
2013/05/1205/12/2013 Satan's Strategy for Church Growth part3 Selected Passages This sermon continues to contrast the kind of church Satan will build and bless with one that Christ has promised to build and bless. Here the focus is on the second pillar of the church, namely, one that is devoted to Scripture alone. Dr. David Harrell
2013/05/0505/05/2013 Satan's Strategy for Church Growth part2 Matthew 16:13-18 This study begins to contrast Satan’s deception of Eve in Genesis 3 with the first of seven foundational pillars of the church Christ has promised to build and bless as expressed in Matthew 16:13-18, namely, one that confesses Jesus as Lord. Dr. David Harrell
2013/04/2804/28/2013 Satan's Strategy for Church Growth part1 Genesis 3:1 This exposition of Satan’s deception of Eve in Genesis 3 elaborates on Paul’s concern that our minds not be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness (2 Cor 11:2-3, 13-14). Dr. David Harrell
2013/04/0704/07/2013 Satan and Spiritual Warfare Ephesians 6:10-18 This study first examines what Scripture reveals about Satan and demons: who are they and what are they up to, what are their powers and limitations, and what are the unique schemes they use to take advantage of us. It then culminates with an exposition of the believers armor in Ephesians 6:10-18. Dr. David Harrell
2013/03/3103/31/2013 The Controlling Power of the Atonement 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 This exposition examines the essence of the atonement (why Christ had to die); the extent of the atonement (for whom did Christ die); and the effect of the atonement (what actually happened to sinners when Christ died). Dr. David Harrell
2013/03/2403/24/2013 Loving Yourself More Than Christ John 21 This expositional overview of John 21 examines the life of Peter in whom every Christian can see himself. Here we examine the subtlety of faltering faith, the marvel of pursuing grace, the sorrow of deficient love, and the joy of willing sacrifice. Dr. David Harrell
2013/03/1703/17/2013 To Have No Fear of God 1 Peter 1:17-19 After explaining from the Old Testament what it means to fear God, this exposition examines Peter’s exhortation pertaining to the object of fear, the conduct of fear, and the motivation for fear. Dr. David Harrell
2013/03/0303/03/2013 Professing Christ with Your Lips but Not with Your Life Matthew 7:21 This exposition examines Jesus’ discourse regarding the tragedy of self-deception and how it will be exposed when He judges unbelievers. In this terrifying scene we see a dire warning, a dubious defense, and a damning sentence. Dr. David Harrell
2013/02/2402/24/2013 Doxology of Praise for the Gospel of God Romans 16:25-27 This exposition examines Paul’s salutation where we see his loving indebtedness for a sister in Christ, his affection for fellow saints and servants, and his passion to protect the church from false teachers. Dr. David Harrell
2013/02/1702/17/2013 Strengthening the Bond of Grace Romans 16:1-24 This exposition examines Paul’s salutation where we see his loving indebtedness for a sister in Christ, his affection for fellow saints and servants, and his passion to protect the church from false teachers. Dr. David Harrell
2013/02/1002/10/2013 Marks of a Missionary Church Planter Romans 15:22-23 This exposition examines some of the unique characteristics of the apostle Paul’s life and ministry, namely, he was marked by sensitivity to God’s providential leading in his life, he had an ability to promote unity, and he was devoted to striving with others in fervent prayer. Dr. David Harrell
2013/02/0302/03/2013 Accept and Admonish One Another Romans 15:7-21 This exposition emphasizes three important truths necessary for Christian unity in the church. We must learn to accept one another, admonish one another, and remember what we know to be true by way of constant reminders. Dr. David Harrell
2013/01/2701/27/2013 Bearing the Weaknesses of the Weak Romans 15:1-6 After warning about the danger of loosing our awe of God resulting in a heart that will become enthralled with idols of our own making and choosing, this exposition examines four exhortations for the strong that emerge from the text: respect the weak, restrict your liberties, resemble Christ, and rejoice in unity. Dr. David Harrell
2013/01/0601/06/2013 Unifying the Strong and the Weak Romans 14:13-23 This exposition examines six admonitions to the weak and the strong that help us accept one another in Christ and produce unity among the brethren regardless our differences. Dr. David Harrell
2012/12/2312/23/2012 King Jesus and His Kingdom Luke 1:32-33 This exposition explains the promise made to Mary concerning Jesus’ future reign on the throne of His father David in a kingdom that will have no end by examining the purposes of God in His universal kingdom and the changing forms of His mediatorial kingdom that exists within it. Dr. David Harrell
2012/12/1612/16/2012 The Birth of the Son of God - Part 2 Luke 2:1-7 This exposition gives further context regarding Jesus as the Messiah, examining the OT meaning and significance of that title and its NT fulfillment in Jesus Christ who was the perfect embodiment of prophet, priest, and king. Dr. David Harrell
2012/12/0912/09/2012 The Birth of the Son of God - Part 1 Luke 2:1-7 After explaining the historical and prophetic significance of Bethlehem, especially as it relates to the prophecy of Micah 5:2, this exposition focuses on the historical context of Jesus’ birth and the fascinating circumstances of the census that were all part of God’s plan. Dr. David Harrell
2012/12/0212/02/2012 Unity Encompasses Liberty Romans14:1-12 After defining what it means to be “weak in faith” versus “strong”, this exposition examines three reasons why all believers (weak or strong) are to be accepted and loved by all other believers. Dr. David Harrell
2012/11/2511/25/2012 The Urgency of All-Encompassing Love - Part 2 Romans 13:8-14 After reviewing the prophetic sequence of events in order to underscore the urgency that should motivate every believer to make his sanctification priority number one, this exposition examines the identification of love. Special emphasis is given to the biblical process of genuine heart change. Dr. David Harrell
2012/11/1811/18/2012 The Urgency of All-Encompassing Love - Part 1 Romans 13:8-14 After reviewing various biblical examples of what it really means to love your neighbor, this exposition examines the obligation of love, the function of love, and the urgency of love. Dr. David Harrell
2012/11/1111/11/2012 Presidential Election Perspective Romans 13:6-7 After discussing the history of our nation and the dangers of a centralized government that is hostile to Christianity, this discourse examines where the United States is headed according to Bible prophecy, then concludes with part 3 of the Christian’s Attitude Toward Civil Authorities as it relates to paying taxes. Dr. David Harrell
2012/11/0411/04/2012 The Christian's Attitude Toward Civil Authorities - Part 2 Romans 13:1-5 This exposition examines the divinely sanctioned role of government and the Christian’s submission to it. It also addresses how God has permitted Satan to be the temporary ruler of this world and what this means to believers. Dr. David Harrell
2012/09/3009/30/2012 The Christian's Attitude Toward Civil Authorities - Part 1 Romans 13:1-7 After discussing the current moral free-fall in American society and government and offering a brief overview of Roman government during the days of the early church, this exposition examines what it means to submit to our governing authorities and why Christian’s being involved in political reform and social activism is unbiblical. Dr. David Harrell
2012/09/2309/23/2012 The Christian's Attitude Toward All People Romans 12:14-21 After explaining how the Christian life is an accountable life, this exposition continues examining the concise ethical injunctions characteristic of believers with respect to our disciplines of duty towards all people. Dr. David Harrell
2012/09/1609/16/2012 The Christian's Attitude Toward Fellow Christians - Part 4 Romans 12:9-13 After emphasizing the need to be disciplined for the sake of godliness, this exposition examines Paul’s very concise ethical injunctions that define disciplines of personal character and disciplines of duty towards fellow believers. Dr. David Harrell
2012/09/0909/09/2012 The Christian's Attitude Toward Fellow Christians - Part 3 Romans 12:6-8 After reviewing the eighteen categories of spiritual gifts described in the New Testament (sign, speaking, and serving), this exposition focuses on the seven categories Paul describes and also offers eight ways to discover and develop our spiritual gift(s). Dr. David Harrell
2012/09/0209/02/2012 The Christian's Attitude Toward Fellow Christians - Part 2 Romans 12:3-5 After discussing the Christian’s union with Christ which is so foundational to Paul’s exhortation pertaining to our attitude to fellow believers, this exposition then examines what it means to have an attitude of oneness based upon the metaphor of the body. Dr. David Harrell
2012/08/2608/26/2012 The Christian's Attitude Toward Fellow-Christians - Part 1 Romans 12: 3-5 This exposition examines the attitude of humility in contrast to our natural disposition of pride. It also investigates the issue of spiritual gifts; how they should be discovered, developed, and used in the body of Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2012/08/1908/19/2012 The Christian's Attitude Toward God Romans 12:1-2 This exposition examines what it means to present ourselves as living and holy sacrifices by exposing the danger of allowing the world to conform us into its mold rather than allowing the Spirit of God to transform us by the renewing of our mind. Dr. David Harrell
2012/08/1208/12/2012 All Israel Will Be Saved - Part 4 Romans 11:33-36 This exposition unpacks Paul’s magnificent doxology that emphasizes the inexhaustible depths of God’s character and the infinite glory of His purpose. Dr. David Harrell
2012/07/2907/29/2012 All Israel Will Be Saved - Part 3 Romans 11:25-36 After giving the big picture of God’s plan of redemption including a prophetic overview as stated in the book of Revelation, this exposition examines the climax of Paul’s explanation of God’s plan for His covenant people Israel, emphasizing how we should be humbled by His infinite mercy. Dr. David Harrell
2012/07/2207/22/2012 All Israel Will Be Saved - Part 2 Romans 11:25-36 This exposition examines the second attribute of God manifested in His dealings with Israel, namely, His unfailing faithfulness. Paul uses this truth to humble arrogant Gentiles who believe that God has permanently abandoned Israel and bestowed the covenantal blessings He once promised to them to the NT church instead. Dr. David Harrell
2012/07/1507/15/2012 All Israel Will Be Saved - Part 1 Romans 11:25-36 After discussing the preoccupation of the disciples concerning the future salvation of Israel and the national restoration of the kingdom to Israel when she will finally and forever possess her promised land, a hope also shared by Jesus Himself, this exposition examines Paul’s attempt to humble arrogant Gentiles by exalting God’s sovereign grace. Dr. David Harrell
2012/07/0807/08/2012 Israel's Failure is Not Final - Part 3 Romans 11:11-24 After demonstrating why the prophetic stage is set for the second coming of Christ by comparing the constellation of signs and events set forth in Scripture with the events and direction of our world, this exposition examines the glorious prospect of Israel’s failure being reversed. Dr. David Harrell
2012/07/0107/01/2012 Israel's Failure is Not Final - Part 2 Romans 11:11-24 After discussing various ways in which Israel has been and will be a blessing to the world consistent with God’s promise to Abraham, this exposition examines Paul’s rebuke of arrogant Gentiles concerning Israel’s failure. Dr. David Harrell
2012/06/2406/24/2012 Israel's Failure is Not Final - Part 1 Romans 11:11-24 After exposing the theological aversion to modern Judaism and the State of Israel prevalent among the most strident defenders of replacement theology and why it is inconsistent with Paul’s love for his kinsmen, God’s beloved enemies, this exposition examines the two-fold purpose of Israel’s failure. Dr. David Harrell
2012/06/1706/17/2012 Israel's Failure is Not Total Romans 11:1-10 This exposition examines Paul’s argument that national Israel’s failure is not total, a minority will still believe and be saved because the covenant blessings are still in force. He proves this by his own conversion, by the elect remnant, and by the promise of judicial hardening. Dr. David Harrell
2012/06/1006/10/2012 Israel's Religious Zeal Without Knowledge - Part 3 Romans 10:11-21 This exposition continues to focus on Israel’s failure as a witness nation by exposing their refusal to believe in God’s universal call of salvation to include the Gentiles and their ignorance of prophetic Scripture concerning their willful rejection. Dr. David Harrell
2012/06/0306/03/2012 Israel's Religious Zeal Without Knowledge - Part 2 Romans 10:4-10 This exposition deals with Israel’s resentment of Christ’s gift of grace and Israel’s rejection of salvation by faith alone. Special consideration is given to the holy standard of God’s Law and the dangers of Theonomy (Dominion Theology) and how it uses homeschooling and home churches to advance its errant theology. Dr. David Harrell
2012/05/2705/27/2012 Israel's Religious Zeal Without Knowledge - Part 1 Romans 10:1-3 It is always a wonderful privilege to be able to minister the Word of God to you and I would like for you to join me by taking your Bibles and turning to Paul’s epistle to the Romans, Romans chapter 10. We continue to make our way through this amazing letter that has so much rich doctrinal truths, so much practical truths that we can apply to our life. And we find ourselves this morning in Romans 10 and we want to look at the first three verses. Let me read this to you. Dr. David Harrell
2012/05/1305/13/2012 How to Save yourself and others 1 Timothy 4:11-16 Dr. Robert L. Thomas Dr. Robert L. Thomas
2012/04/2904/29/2012 Israel's Unbelief and Old Testament Prophecy Romans 9:25-33 This exposition examines Paul proof that God predicted Israel’s unbelief, that only a remnant would be preserved, that Gentiles would be included in God’s redemptive plan, and that God’s demand of faith has always been the central requirement for salvation. Dr. David Harrell
2012/04/2204/22/2012 Israel's Unbelief and the Character of God - Part 2 Romans 9:14-24 This exposition examines Paul’s refutation of the Jewish objection that it is unfair and unjust for God to hold a man responsible for what He has determined. Special consideration is given to the issue of God’s rights and reasons for choosing some and not all to be saved. Dr. David Harrell
2012/04/0804/08/2012 Lessons From Gethsemane - Part 2 Matthew 26:36-50 This exposition focuses on the power of obedience so dramatically demonstrated by the events surrounding Jesus’ betrayal that were so dramatically contrasted by the weaknesses of the disciples. Dr. David Harrell
2012/04/0104/01/2012 Lessons from Gethsemane - Part 1 Matthew 26:36-50 This exposition focuses primarily upon the privilege of prayer and the priority of submission by examining Jesus’ supreme example in the Garden of Gethsemane just before His betrayal in contrast to the character and conduct of the disciples. Dr. David Harrell
2012/03/2603/26/2012 Israel's Unbelief and the Character of God - Part 1 Romans 9:14-24 This exposition examines Paul’s refutation of the Jewish notion that God would bring disgrace upon His character to take the initiative in salvation and choose some but not all to be saved solely on the basis of His sovereign good pleasure. Dr. David Harrell
2012/03/1803/18/2012 Israel's Unbelief and the Promises of God Romans 9:6-13 This exposition demonstrates Paul’s efforts to harmonize the Old Testament with the New and thus refute the Jewish charge that since, according to the gospel, they had rejected Jesus as Messiah, God had rejected them and therefore violated His covenantal promises to His chosen people. Dr. David Harrell
2012/03/1103/11/2012 Jews and the Gospel--Bridging the Divide Romans 9:1-5 This exposition examines Paul’s deep burden for his unbelieving kinsmen and Israel’s unchanging advantages as God’s chosen people. Dr. David Harrell
2012/03/0403/04/2012 The Christian's Exultation - Part 2 Romans 8:31-39 This exposition examines the final challenge against a believer’s security of salvation, namely, any possible threats against a believer’s weaknesses in responding to difficult circumstances. Dr. David Harrell
2012/02/2602/26/2012 The Christian's Exultation - Part 1 Romans 8:31-34 This exposition examines the first three of four in a series of challenges against the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, namely, challenges against the power of God, the love of God, and the justification of a believer. Dr. David Harrell
2012/02/1902/19/2012 The Christian's Progression - Part 2 Romans 8:29-30 This exposition examines a five-step process that God has revealed to us that explains exactly how His plan to accomplish His purposes is actually executed. Dr. David Harrell
2012/02/1202/12/2012 The Christian's Progression - Part 1 Romans 8:29-30 This exposition deals with the believer’s progression in salvation by first examining God’s sovereign, two-fold purpose in redemption, namely, to conform believers into the image of His Son that Christ might have preeminence in all things. Dr. David Harrell
2012/02/0502/05/2012 The Christian's Consolation Romans 8:28 By examining the basis, scope, and evidence of our confidence, this exposition focuses on the apostle’s good reasons for believers to be comforted by the assurance that their salvation is forever secured. Dr. David Harrell
2012/01/2901/29/2012 The Christian's Limitation Romans 8:26-27 This exposition examines the issue of the believer’s weakness in prayer and the mysterious role of intercession that the Spirit plays in us and on our behalf. Dr. David Harrell
2012/01/1501/15/2012 The Christian's Lamentation - Part 2 Romans 8:19-25 This exposition expands upon part one by examining the Christian’s perseverance in hope, especially as it relates to our glorified body. Dr. David Harrell
2012/01/0801/08/2012 The Christian's Lamentation - Part 1 Romans 8:19-21 By first examining creation’s slavery to corruption, this exposition begins to explain why believers grieve and struggle in this life and the certain hope we have that one-day it will all radically change into a glorious new existence. Dr. David Harrell
2012/01/0101/01/2012 The Christian's Glorification Romans 8:18 After reviewing the great theme of the Christian’s assurance of salvation found in Romans 8, this exposition examines the apostle’s profound revelation in verse 18 that instructs us on how to be a triumphant sufferer. Special attention is given to the glory that is waiting to be revealed in the redeemed. Dr. David Harrell
2011/12/2512/25/2011 God in a Manger Luke 2:7 This exposition reveals three purposes in the lowly birth of our Savior, namely, to picture the King’s rejection, His humanity, and His subjects. Dr. David Harrell
2011/12/1812/18/2011 The Providential Appointment of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12 This exposition examines several often-misunderstood concepts in the historical narrative in Matthew 2 pertaining to the magi, the star, and the darkness of unbelief. Dr. David Harrell
2011/12/0412/04/2011 The Christian's Confirmation - Part 2 Romans 8:14-17 After addressing the appalling ignorance and arrogance rampant in the church today, resulting in a lack of doctrinal discernment and shocking superficiality, this exposition expands upon part one by examining how the Spirit works in the life of a believer by assuring our Spirit and guaranteeing our glory. Dr. David Harrell
2011/11/2711/27/2011 The Christian's Confirmation - Part 1 Romans 8:14-17 This exposition examines how a believer can validate the genuineness of his faith by understanding, experiencing, and manifesting the works of the Spirit who leads our life by illuminating our mind with truth, activating our will with desire, animating our heart with hope, and relieving our fears. Dr. David Harrell
2011/11/2011/20/2011 The Christian's Obligation Romans 8:12-13 This exposition explores what it means to be a debtor to the Spirit rather than the flesh, briefly examines some mistaken views of sanctification, and practically examines six ways we are exhorted to put to death the deeds of the body. Dr. David Harrell
2011/11/1311/13/2011 The Marvel of Being In Christ Part 2 Romans 8:5-11 After illustrating the dangers of false professions, this exposition contrasts an unbeliever whose life is controlled by the flesh with a believer whose life is controlled by the Spirit. Dr. David Harrell
2011/11/0611/06/2011 The Marvel of Being In Christ Part 1 Romans 8:1-4 After exploring numerous passages that explain the mystery of being "in Christ", this exposition examines Paul's summary of the same, namely, being forever removed from the realm of condemnation and possessing new life in the Spirit. Dr. David Harrell
2011/10/0210/02/2011 The Sway of Sin Upon the Believer Romans 7:14-25 This exposition deals with the battle of indwelling sin in the life of a believer by examining the problem, the effect, and the cause of a series of four laments that pour forth from the apostle’s heart. Dr. David Harrell
2011/09/2509/25/2011 The Relation of Law to Sin Romans 7:7-13 This exposition explains four works of the Law: it exposes our sin; it incites further rebellion; it insults self-righteous pride; and it illuminates the sinfulness of sin. Dr. David Harrell
2011/09/1809/18/2011 Dead to the Law, Alive to Christ Romans 7:1-6 This exposition examines the believer’s relationship to the Law and to Christ focusing especially on the practical truths relating to the fact the he is now a new person, with a new position, having a new purpose, and possessing a new power. Dr. David Harrell
2011/08/2808/28/2011 Slaves of Sin or Obedience Romans 6:15-23 This exposition examines the preposterous conclusion the legalists and the libertines might make after hearing the doctrine of justification by free grace. Here we learn about the lie the perverts grace into a license to sin, the logic that refutes such a perversion, and the liberty that every slave of Christ will enjoy. Dr. David Harrell
2011/08/2108/21/2011 Alive from the Dead Romans 6:11-14 Following a reminder of the struggles all believers have with indwelling sin, this exposition examines three things we should do given the truths that the apostle has revealed concerning our new nature, namely, know them in our mind, affirm them in our heart, and live them by our will. Dr. David Harrell
2011/08/1408/14/2011 The Preposterous Notion of Persistent Sin Romans 6:1-10 After exposing Satan’s age old strategy of deception that began in the Garden—the same tactics that were in play when Paul wrote his epistle to the Romans and are in fact still in play today—this exposition traces Paul’s response to a preposterous conclusion through a persuasive corollary and a precise clarification. Dr. David Harrell
2011/08/0708/07/2011 Abounding Grace Romans 5:12-21 After considering the frustrating philosophies of man pertaining to ontology, this exposition appeals to God’s revelation for the answers, especially as they relate to the contrast between Adam and Christ, between the transgression of Adam and the free gift of Christ, between the reign of death and the reign of life, and between law and grace. Dr. David Harrell
2011/08/0708/07/2011 America and the Rise of the Beast Revelation 13:1–10 After discussing the current political, moral, economic, and spiritual chaos in America, and upon considering various ways in which the world is being prepared for the rise of the Antichrist, this exposition examines six themes regarding his diabolical career, namely, his demonic origin, his world empire, his counterfeit death, his global worship, his arrogant blasphemies, and his murderous campaign. Dr. David Harrell
2011/07/3107/31/2011 The Deadly Invasion of Sin Romans 5:12-14 After discussing the universal problem of sin and death, and upon considering the three most common schools of thought in Christian theology put forth to explain these matters, this exposition answers three questions: one, how sin entered the world; two, what is its effect; and three, why is this important? Dr. David Harrell
2011/07/2407/24/2011 The Benefits of Justification - Part 7 Romans 5:1–11 This exposition examines the ninth and final benefit of justification that Paul reveals, demonstrating that he has saved the very best blessing for last, namely, to exult in God. Dr. David Harrell
2011/07/1707/17/2011 The Benefits of Justification - Part 6 Romans 5:1–11 After rehearsing the blessings of justification in light of every believer’s longing to see the greatness and glory of God in their life, this exposition examines the eighth benefit of justification by expanding upon the internal awareness of God’s love, a love that is transcendent, saving, and permanent. Dr. David Harrell
2011/07/1007/10/2011 The Benefits of Justification - Part 5 Romans 5:1-11 After illustrating the shallow understanding of most believers pertaining to their justification and its implications in their life, this exposition examines the seventh benefit of justification, namely, the hope we have through a subjective awareness of the love of God. Dr. David Harrell
2011/07/0307/03/2011 The Benefits of Justification - Part 4 Romans 5:1–11 After illustrating the depressing hopelessness of those without Christ, this exposition examines the fifth and sixth benefit of justification, namely, the ability to have joy in tribulation and the assuring proof that such joy offers in validating the genuineness of saving faith. Dr. David Harrell
2011/06/2606/26/2011 The Benefits of Justification - Part 3 Romans 5:1-11 After illustrating the futility of hoping in the illusive dreams of this life, this exposition examines the fourth benefit of justification that has implications not only for this life, but life after death for every believer, namely, the hope of glory. Dr. David Harrell
2011/06/1906/19/2011 The Benefits of Justification - Part 2 Romans 5:1-11 After discussing the problem of depression in the human condition, especially as it may relate to Christians, this exposition examines the third great benefit of justification, namely, every believer has a permanent standing before God, forever fixed in a position of grace that provides assurance, blessing, and confidence. Dr. David Harrell
2011/06/1206/12/2011 The Benefits of Justification - Part 1 Romans 5:1-11 After illustrating the lie that salvation is granted by the power of God but preserved by the power of man, this exposition examines the first two benefits of justification that gives every believer assurance of salvation, namely, having peace with God and access to Him. Dr. David Harrell
2011/06/0506/05/2011 God's Promises Fulfilled Only By God's Power Romans 4:18-25 This exposition examines God’s promise of Abraham’s posterity as the final illustration that Paul uses to demonstrate that salvation is by grace through faith, and not by works of the flesh. Dr. David Harrell
2011/05/2905/29/2011 How God Justifies the Ungodly - Part 2 Romans 4:9-17 After discussing examples of false religious systems that teach justification by works, this exposition continues to examine Paul’s explanation concerning how Abraham was justified, not by works of the flesh, nor by circumcision, but through faith in God. Dr. David Harrell
2011/05/2205/22/2011 How God Justifies the Ungodly - Part 1 Romans 4:1-8 After providing an overview of the biblical history of Abraham, especially as it relates to his faith, this exposition delves into Paul’s revelation concerning how Abraham was justified, not by works of the flesh, but through faith in God. Dr. David Harrell
2011/05/1505/15/2011 The Satisfaction of Divine Justice Romans 3:25b-31 This exposition investigates the apostle Paul’s answer to the implied question, “Why did God the Father make His Son a propitiation for our sins?” To demonstrate the righteousness of God, to magnify the grace of God, to declare the Oneness of God, and to honor the Law of God. Dr. David Harrell
2011/05/0805/08/2011 The Miracle of Justification Romans 3:21-25a This exposition examines Paul’s explanation of how a guilty man can be made righteous; a way that is apart from the Law, acquired by faith, available to all, and accomplished by redemption. Dr. David Harrell
2011/05/0105/01/2011 Universal Guilt and the Supreme Court Romans3:9-20 This exposition examines the courtroom setting Paul has established where he proves that all men are guilty and under the sentence of divine condemnation. This discourse focuses on the universal charge, the undeniable evidence, and the uncontested verdict. Dr. David Harrell
2011/04/2404/24/2011 The Glorious Hour- Part 2 John 17:1-10 This exposition examines Jesus’ prayer whereby He reveals that God’s plan to glorify Himself through the redemption of sinful men is predetermined, personal, perfect, and preeminent. This discourse also includes a special emphasis on the security of the believer. Dr. David Harrell
2011/04/1704/17/2011 The Glorious Hour- Part 1 John 17:1-10 This exposition examines Jesus’ prayer whereby He reveals that God’s plan to glorify Himself through the redemption of sinful men is predetermined, personal, perfect, and preeminent. Dr. David Harrell
2011/04/0304/03/2011 Jewish Privilege That Condemns Romans 3:1-8 This exposition focuses on the Jewish responsibility that comes with privilege as Paul’s answers their objections on his perceived attacks upon God’s calling of Israel, His promises to Israel, and God’s holiness. Dr. David Harrell
2011/03/2703/27/2011 The Fallacy of Trusting in the Flesh Romans 2:17-29 This exposition examines Paul’s exposure of his Jewish kinsmen who foolishly believed that because they were descendents of Abraham, possessed the Law, and were circumcised, they were exempt from divine condemnation. Dr. David Harrell
2011/03/2003/20/2011 Condemnation of the Self-Righteous Moralist - Part 3 Romans 2:6-16 Dr. David Harrell
2011/03/1303/13/2011 Condemnation of the Self-Righteous Moralist - Part 2 Romans 2:6-16 After illustrating the essence of sin and man’s self-will, this exposition expands upon part one and examines the final reason why the self-righteous moralist is under divine condemnation, namely, because of his self-seeking works Dr. David Harrell
2011/03/0603/06/2011 Condemnation of the Self-Righteous Moralist – Part 1 Romans 2:1-5 This exposition examines the first two of three reasons why even the most religious person is under divine condemnation apart from faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, namely, because of his self-righteous judgment of others and his self-satisfied disregard for God’s grace. Dr. David Harrell
2011/02/2702/27/2011 Qualities of a Christ-Centered Family Ephesians 5:18 - 6:4 Joey Bassham Joey Bassham
2011/02/2002/20/2011 The Wrath of Divine Abandonment – Part 2 Romans 1:24-32 This exposition expands upon part one and examines the third stage of divine abandonment found within a culture, namely, God gives them over to shocking depravity. Dr. David Harrell
2011/02/1302/13/2011 The Wrath of Divine Abandonment – Part 1 Romans 1:24-32 This exposition focuses on the first two of three stages of divine abandonment manifested in the collective whole of a culture, namely, God gives them over to sordid immorality and shameless homosexuality. Dr. David Harrell
2011/01/3001/30/2011 Divine Wrath Revealed - Part 3 Romans 1:22-23 This exposition examines the second bases for divine wrath, namely, man’s invention of asinine religions. Special consideration is given to historical roots of idolatry and current examples of religions that deify man. Dr. David Harrell
2011/01/2301/23/2011 Divine Wrath Revealed - Part 2 Romans 1:19-21 After discussing the depravity of man that renders him guilty and condemned before our holy God, this exposition examines the first of two bases for divine wrath, namely, man’s rejection of divine revelation through creation and conscience. Dr. David Harrell
2011/01/1601/16/2011 Divine Wrath Revealed - Part 1 Romans 1:18 After reviewing biblical examples of God’s wrath poured out upon sin and illustrating the deception of presenting the Gospel apart from an accurate portrayal of sin and divine judgment, this exposition examines the nature, origin, and object of God’s wrath. Dr. David Harrell
2011/01/0901/09/2011 Christ our Present Hope part 3 Isaiah 9:1-7 Before examining the final two titles given to the preeminent King, an introduction is given focusing on the deity of Christ and His personal knowledge of His elect even while an embryo in His mother’s womb and in His atoning work on the cross where He died specifically for all whom the Father had given Him. Dr. David Harrell
2010/12/1912/19/2010 Christ our Present Hope part 2 Isaiah 9:1–7 This exposition expands upon part one by examining how Christ is the perfect gift given to us by God Himself. It also examines the first two of four titles given to Him that attest to the fact that He is the preeminent King. Dr. David Harrell
2010/12/1212/12/2010 Christ our Present Hope part 1 Isaiah 9:1-7 After explaining the historical context of Judah’s wickedness and the sign that was given to the House of David, this exposition focuses on Isaiah’s prophecy concerning Christ as our promised light. Dr. David Harrell
2010/12/0512/05/2010 Why Never to Be Ashamed of the Gospel – Part 2 Romans 1:16–17 This exposition builds upon the first reason Paul was not ashamed of the Gospel by examining secondly, the plan of God to Receive Salvation, and thirdly, the product of God in Salvation. Dr. David Harrell
2010/11/2811/28/2010 Why Never to Be Ashamed of the Gospel – Part 1 Romans 1:16-17 After discussing several examples of compromising the gospel to eliminate the offense of the cross, this exposition examines the first reason Paul was not ashamed of the Gospel, because it was the power of God for salvation. Dr. David Harrell
2010/11/2111/21/2010 Five Marks of a Godly Shepherd Romans 1:8-15 This exposition examines five marks of a Godly shepherd that emerge from the text, namely, a Christ-centered gratitude for Gospel proclamation, a disciplined prayer life, a selfless longing to strengthen the brethren, a humble desire to learn from others, and a zeal for the lost without partiality. Dr. David Harrell
2010/11/1411/14/2010 The Exalted Gospel - Part 3 Romans 1:1-7 Having studied the Paul’s introduction with respect to the preacher of the Gospel and the promise of the Gospel, this exposition now examines the Person of the Gospel, our Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2010/11/0711/07/2010 The Exalted Gospel - Part 2 Romans 1:1-7 After discussing Paul’s exhilaration over the gospel and why many do not share his excitement, this exposition continues to study Paul’s introduction by moving from the preacher of the gospel to the promise of the Gospel. Dr. David Harrell
2010/11/0611/06/2010 Men's Weekend Day 2 Selected Passages Guest Speaker
Eric Bancroft Eric Bancroft serves as the Senior Pastor of Castleview Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is equally excited about his marriage to Danelle and being a father to his three sons, Isaac, David, and Jeremiah. Prior to his ministry at Castleview he had the privilege of serving on pastoral staff at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA and teaching as an adjunct professor at The Master’s College. He is passionate about seeing churches be faithful to the gospel, courageous leadership reproduced through discipleship, and families led by humble men with conviction.
Eric Bancroft
2010/11/0511/05/2010 Philippine Broadcast Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2010/11/0511/05/2010 Men's Weekend Day 1 Selected Passages Guest Speaker
Eric Bancroft Eric Bancroft serves as the Senior Pastor of Castleview Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is equally excited about his marriage to Danelle and being a father to his three sons, Isaac, David, and Jeremiah. Prior to his ministry at Castleview he had the privilege of serving on pastoral staff at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA and teaching as an adjunct professor at The Master’s College. He is passionate about seeing churches be faithful to the gospel, courageous leadership reproduced through discipleship, and families led by humble men with conviction.
Eric Bancroft
2010/10/3110/31/2010 The Exalted Gospel - Part 1 Romans 1:1-7 After discussing the importance of closely examining the introductions of every epistle and every other passage in Scripture that may seem unimportant, this exposition focuses on Paul as a preacher of the Gospel. Dr. David Harrell
2010/10/2410/24/2010 Introduction to Paul's letter to the Romans Selected Passages This discourse discusses the fascinating background and conversion of the author, the occasion and date of the letter, its purpose and its theme. Dr. David Harrell
2010/10/1710/17/2010 What Were You Expecting? Matthew 11: 1-6 Wes Taber, Executive Director of Life in Messiah International.
Wes will be giving us an update on what God is doing in Jewish evangelism and in Israel.
Wes Taber
2010/10/1010/10/2010 Faithfulness in Prosperity and Suffering Job 1: 1-22 Dr. David Harrell
2010/09/2609/26/2010 God's Mudroom James 1:19-25 Guest Speaker
Dan Dumas,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dan Dumas
2010/09/1209/12/2010 Five Marks of a Mature Christian 1 Peter 4:7-11 This exposition examines five consuming priorities that should characterize the life of every saint, namely, a continual watch for the Lord’s return, a consuming passion for holiness, a committed love for fellow Christians, a consecrated love for the church, and a contagious zeal for God’s glory. Dr. David Harrell
2010/09/0509/05/2010 What It Means To Love One Another - Part 2 Selected Passages This topical exposition examines several texts that address how believers are to love one another with respect to spiritual needs, especially what it means to admonish and encourage one another in love. Special consideration is given to the issue of faithful involvement in a local church. Dr. David Harrell
2010/08/2908/29/2010 What It Means To Love One Another - Part 1 Romans 14:19 This topical exposition of several "one anothering" passages focuses primarily on what it means to love one another with respect to fellowship needs within the body, examining primarily the importance of maintaining unity within the church amidst great diversity in backgrounds and individual preferences as described in Romans 14 and 15. Dr. David Harrell
2010/08/2208/22/2010 The Greatest Gift – Part 4 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 This exposition focuses on the eternal nature of love in contrast to the temporary nature of all other spiritual gifts. Special exegetical consideration is given to explain the nature and purpose of the miraculous gift of tongues, why the Holy Spirit emphasized that it would cease on its own, and when this occurred. Dr. David Harrell
2010/08/2008/20/2010 Philippine Broadcast Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2010/08/1508/15/2010 The Greatest Gift – Part 3 1 Corinthians 13:4–7 This exposition examines the final ten of fifteen attributes of love we are to manifest as Christians. Special emphasis is placed on the sin of anger and on the fact that since God does not keep a record of our wrongs, neither should we keep a record of wrongs of those who have offended us. Dr. David Harrell
2010/08/0808/08/2010 The Greatest Gift – Part 2 1 Corinthians 13:4–7 This exposition examines the first five of fifteen attributes of love namely, acts of patience, kindness, not being jealous, not bragging, and not acting arrogantly. Dr. David Harrell
2010/07/2507/25/2010 The Greatest Gift – Part 1 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Because so many believer’s struggle with Christ-like love, this discourse begins by examining what it means to “walk by the Spirit” (Gal 5:16), then moves into an exposition of 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 and the issue of the absence of love, to be followed by a study of the attributes, assurance, and ascendancy of love. Dr. David Harrell
2010/07/1107/11/2010 The Glorious Invitation – Part 2 Revelation 22:18–21 This exposition finalizes the epilogue of the Apocalypse by examining the striking contrast between the blessed and the cursed, the sobering caution against tampering with the text of Scripture, and the apostle’s suitable conclusion to our Lord’s amazing promises. Dr. David Harrell
2010/07/0407/04/2010 The Glorious Invitation – Part 1 Revelation 22:13–17 This exposition continues to focus on the epilogue of the Apocalypse by examining the Spirit and the bride’s call for Jesus to come in the fullness of His glory, and Jesus’ call for sinners to come to Him in repentant faith. Dr. David Harrell
2010/07/0207/02/2010 Philippine Broadcast Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2010/06/2706/27/2010 Jesus Is Coming - So What? Revelation 22:6-12 This exposition examines the epilogue of the Revelation especially as it relates to the believer’s responsibility in light of Christ’s imminent return, namely, to sharpen our awareness, safeguard His Word, strengthen our worship, sound the warning, and step-up our service. Dr. David Harrell
2010/06/2006/20/2010 Heaven’s Holy City Part 3 Revelation 21:9–22:5 This exposition examines the stateliness of the city’s accommodations emphasizing those elements that will produce perfect communion with God and others and the infinite array of unimaginable pleasures the Lord has in store for the redeemed that will keep us in a perpetual state of exhilarating joy. Dr. David Harrell
2010/06/1306/13/2010 Heaven’s Holy City Part 2 Revelation 21:9-22:5 After revisiting the importance of Jesus’ command to lay up for ourselves treasure in heaven, this exposition continues to explain the New Jerusalem by examining the symmetry of its architecture with a special emphasis on its space and occupancy and the profound symbolism of the gates of pearl. Dr. David Harrell
2010/06/0606/06/2010 Heaven’s Holy City Part 1 Revelation 21:9-22:5 After considering several current events that are in harmony with the constellation of signs Jesus predicted would appear just prior to His return, this exposition begins to examine the Lord’s revelation to us regarding the New Jerusalem, including, the splendor of its appearance, the symmetry of its architecture, and the stateliness of its accommodation. Dr. David Harrell
2010/05/3005/30/2010 Immanuel and the New Creation – Part 2 Revelation 21:1–8 After reviewing why this is not the world in which believers will be revealed, this exposition examines the final two categories of bliss the redeemed will experience in heaven, namely, a new creation and a new satisfaction. Dr. David Harrell
2010/05/2305/23/2010 Immanuel and the New Creation – Part 1 Revelation 21:1-8 After examining the curse upon creation in general and men and women in particular, this exposition reveals the glorious changes believers will experience in heaven, namely, a new heaven and earth, a new Jerusalem, and a new intimacy. Dr. David Harrell
2010/05/1605/16/2010 Judgement of the Unbelieving Dead Part 2 Revelation 20:11–15 After considering the fact that God ordained sin and evil to enter His perfect universe in order to dramatically display His glory through His holiness, wrath, mercy, grace, love, and power, this exposition examines the glory of God in His Great White Throne judgment upon the unbelieving dead. Dr. David Harrell
2010/05/0905/09/2010 Judgement of the Unbelieving Dead Part 1 Revelation 20:11–15 After underscoring the importance of having a foundational understanding of the holiness of God in order to grasp why He will one day judge unbelieving sinners, this exposition examines the setting of the transcendent tribunal of the Great White Throne judgment. Dr. David Harrell
2010/04/2504/25/2010 The Establishment of the Messianic Kingdom – Part 4 Revelation 20:7-10 After underscoring the paramount importance of being increasingly captivated by Christ in the study of Bible prophecy, this exposition examines the fourth and fifth scene of Revelation 20, namely, the incineration of rebels and the retribution of Satan. Dr. David Harrell
2010/04/1104/11/2010 The Establishment of the Messianic Kingdom – Part 3 Revelation 20:4-6 After reviewing the chronology of the final days leading up to Christ’s second coming, especially as they relate to the Temple Mount and the glories of Jerusalem during the millennium, this exposition examines the allocation of rulers and the resurrection of the saints. Dr. David Harrell
2010/04/0404/04/2010 The Passion Week of Christ Selected Passages After giving an overview of Jesus’ public and private ministries that deliberately led Him to the cross, this discourse examines five events that occurred during the passion week, namely, His Messianic presentation, proclamation, preparation, propitiation, and pronouncement. Dr. David Harrell
2010/03/2103/21/2010 The Establishment of the Messianic Kingdom – Part 2 Revelation 20:1-3 This exposition examines specifics surrounding the incarceration of Satan and defends a literal interpretation of this event in the chronology of Revelation against the non-literal views of postmillennialism and amillennialism. Dr. David Harrell
2010/03/1403/14/2010 The Establishment of the Messianic Kingdom – Part 1 Revelation 20:1-15 After reviewing some of the major texts pertaining to the Messianic Kingdom in both Testaments, this discourse provides an introductory overview of Revelation 20 by examining the major tenets of premillennialism, postmillennialism, and amillennialism. Dr. David Harrell
2010/03/0703/07/2010 The Return of the Warrior King - Part 3 Revelation 19:17-21 After reviewing a biblical worldview of human history whereby God is committed to redeeming His people and restoring His Kingdom all for His glory, this exposition examines the graphic details of the attack of the Warrior King upon His enemies when He returns. Dr. David Harrell
2010/03/0503/05/2010 Philippine Broadcast Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2010/02/2802/28/2010 The Return of the Warrior King - Part 2 Revelation 19:11–16 After reviewing Jesus’ answer to His disciples regarding the sign of His coming, this exposition examines the details of the Lord’s return focusing primarily upon His regal authority and divine rule as the long anticipated Messiah of Israel. Dr. David Harrell
2010/02/2102/21/2010 The Return of the Warrior King - Part 1 Revelation 19:11–14 After refuting the heresy of “Open Theism” by reviewing the sovereignty of God as it relates to the existence of evil and Bible prophecy, this exposition examines the context of the second coming of Christ then focuses specifically on the arrival and the army of the Warrior King. Dr. David Harrell
2010/02/1402/14/2010 The Coming King and His Kingdom - Part 3 Selected Passages After demonstrating that our Lord and the New Testament writers all held to a literal hermeneutic and repeatedly appealed to the Old Testament with no mention of an esoteric key to unlock hidden meanings, this exposition examines Jesus’ parable in Luke 19:11-27 concerning His future kingdom. Dr. David Harrell
2010/02/0702/07/2010 The Coming King and His Kingdom - Part 2 Selected Passages After giving a history of the origins of replacement theology and warning about the dangers of the allegorizing method of interpretation, this discourse builds upon part one by examining some of the blessings of the Messianic Kingdom described by the Old Testament prophets. Dr. David Harrell
2010/02/0502/05/2010 Philippine Broadcast Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2010/01/1701/17/2010 The Coming King and His Kingdom - Part 1 Selected Passages In order to fully grasp the theological significance of the second coming of Jesus Christ to establish His Messianic Kingdom, this discourse examines the topic of the Kingdom of God beginning in the Old Testament and focuses on the universal kingdom, the mediatorial kingdom, and the future earthly kingdom. Dr. David Harrell
2010/01/1001/10/2010 The Coming Explosion of Heaven's Praise Revelation 19: 1-10 This exposition examines four reasons for a heavenly explosion of praise in anticipation of the Lord’s glorious return to earth, namely, praise for the glory of God in salvation, praise for the judgment of God upon the wicked, praise for the reign of God upon the earth, and praise for the love of God for His bride. Dr. David Harrell
2009/12/2012/20/2009 The Incomprehensible Incarnation Matthew 1:18-25 This exposition examines four amazing truths surrounding the incarnation of Christ, namely, His royal lineage, His physical lineage, His virgin birth, and His eternal Sonship. Dr. David Harrell
2009/12/1312/13/2009 Bethlehem and Our Eternal King Micah 5:2 After reviewing the context of Micah’s prophecy of impending doom and the ultimate hope of an eternal King who will go forth from the Father to be the ruler of Israel, this exposition examines the details surrounding the birthplace, the rule, the sending, and the eternality of the King. Dr. David Harrell
2009/12/0612/06/2009 The Christ of Christmas Colossians 1:15-20 After comparing the hatred and apathy towards Christ in our culture’s celebration of Christmas with the heresies of Colossae, this exposition examines the apostle Paul’s inspired description of the supremacy of Jesus Christ over the entirety of man’s existence, namely, His pre-eminence over creation and redemption. Dr. David Harrell
2009/11/2911/29/2009 The Fall of Babylon - the Coming Global Empire - Part 3 Revelation 18:9-19 After reviewing Jesus’ warning about the dangers of religious hypocrisy and greedy materialism described in Luke 12, both of which will dominate the future Babylon the great, this exposition examines the lament of the beast worshippers and the world’s final collapse. Dr. David Harrell
2009/11/2211/22/2009 The Fall of Babylon - the Coming Global Empire - Part 2 Revelation 18:4-8 This exposition examines the specific forms of wickedness that will dominate future Babylon and the importance for Christians to recognize and avoid the inherent dangers of the world system that currently exists. Dr. David Harrell
2009/11/1511/15/2009 The Fall of Babylon - the Coming Global Empire - Part 1 Revelation 18:1-3 After reviewing the chronology of events leading up to the fall of “Babylon the great” just prior to the seventh bowl judgment and the Lord’s return, this exposition examines the angelic announcement of its doom. Dr. David Harrell
2009/11/0811/08/2009 Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots – Part 2 Revelation 17:7-17 After discussing the current trends in American neo-evangelicalism towards a “Christless Christianity,” this exposition examines the final two themes of Revelation 17 regarding the co-conspirator of the religious harlot, the Beast, and her eventual calamity. Dr. David Harrell
2009/11/0111/01/2009 Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots – Part 1 Revelation 17:1-6 After discussing the historical background of ancient Babylon and the various religious systems it spawned, especially Roman Catholicism, this exposition examines the character, clout, and contempt of the coming religious harlot that will dominate the world during the tribulation. Dr. David Harrell
2009/10/1110/11/2009 The Last Seven Plagues Part 2 Revelation 16:10-21 After a review of the overall chronology of major prophetic events, this exposition examines the three final bowl judgments that will target the kingdom of the antichrist and the topography of the earth in preparation for God’s final confrontation with man at the battle of Armageddon. Dr. David Harrell
2009/10/0410/04/2009 The Last Seven Plagues Part 1 Revelation 16:1-9 After refuting the theology of the evangelical environmental movement and discussing the colossal hoax that the human production of greenhouse gases is damaging the earth’s climate, this exposition examines the first four bowl judgments that target men directly through a specific plague and indirectly through three plagues upon the earth’s eco system. Dr. David Harrell
2009/09/2709/27/2009 A Celestial Prelude to the Last Plagues Revelation 15:1-8 After reviewing a chronology of things to come, this exposition examines four themes that emerge from the text, namely, a sign great and marvelous, a sea of consuming fire, a song of triumphant deliverance, and a sanctuary of holy vengeance. Dr. David Harrell
2009/09/2009/20/2009 The Coming Harvest of Divine Wrath Revelation 14:14-20 This exposition examines two scenes: one, a grain harvest judgment with the victorious Reaper and the vile harvest of the world, and two, a grape harvest judgment with an angelic reaper and a vintage harvest of Armageddon. Dr. David Harrell
2009/09/1309/13/2009 Incentives to Fear God and Give Him Glory – Part 2 Revelation 14:12-13 This exposition examines the fourth announcement and final incentive to "Fear God and give Him glory," namely, the blessings awaiting Lamb worshippers; a topic divided into three themes: the perseverance of genuine faith, the promise of future blessing, and the perpetual reward of righteous deeds. Dr. David Harrell
2009/09/0609/06/2009 Incentives to Fear God and Give Him Glory – Part 1 Revelation 14:6-11 This exposition examines the first three of four announcements that will be made during the tribulation period, each being incentives to "Fear God and give Him glory," namely, because of the eternal gospel, the fall of Babylon, and the torment awaiting the Beast worshippers. Dr. David Harrell
2009/08/3008/30/2009 The Coming Victory Celebration Revelation 14:1-5 This exposition examines the career and character of the 144,000 Jewish believers who will be evangelists during the Tribulation, men with a confident faith, a celebratory song, and a committed life, dedicated to sexual purity, Christ, truth, and holiness. Men we would all do well to emulate. Dr. David Harrell
2009/08/2308/23/2009 The Rise of the False Prophet Revelation 13:11-18 After reviewing the general conditions and trends of the world that the church will experience prior to our Lord’s return, this exposition examines the character, the con, and the control of the coming False Prophet. Dr. David Harrell
2009/08/1608/16/2009 The Rise of the Beast Revelation 13:1-10 After considering various ways in which the world is being prepared for the rise of the Antichrist, this exposition examines six themes regarding his diabolical career, namely, his demonic origin, his world empire, his counterfeit death, his global worship, his arrogant blasphemies, and his murderous campaign. Dr. David Harrell
2009/08/0908/09/2009 The Ancient Spiritual War—Part 3 Revelation 12:13-17 After reviewing several Old Testaments prophecies pertaining to Israel’s restoration to the land in unbelief followed by her restoration to the Lord in belief, this exposition examines the dragon’s pursuit, the woman’s flight, and the dragon’s redirected animosity. Dr. David Harrell
2009/08/0208/02/2009 The Ancient Spiritual War—Part 2 Revelation 12:7-12 After considering the biblical pattern for spiritual warfare in contrast to many of the popular but erroneous positions taught today, this exposition examines the war in heaven, the dragon’s defeat, and the heavenly celebration. Dr. David Harrell
2009/07/2607/26/2009 The Ancient Spiritual War—Part 1 Revelation 12:1-6 After explaining the parenthetical nature of Revelation chapters 12 through 14, this exposition examines the first three of seven actors of the Tribulation drama introduced in the first 6 verses, namely, the Woman, the Dragon, and the Son. Dr. David Harrell
2009/07/1907/19/2009 The Seventh Trumpet Revelation 11:15-19 This exposition examines four concepts that emerge from the text pertaining to the sounding of the seventh trumpet that sets into motion the final pre-kingdom judgments, namely, the triumphant proclamation, the terminal punishment, the treasured prize, and the transcendent promise. Dr. David Harrell
2009/07/0507/05/2009 The Two Witnesses Revelation 11:3-14 After reviewing some of the signs that point to our Lord’s imminent return and reviewing the context out of which the two witnesses emerge, this exposition examines their magnificent ministry, their morbid death, and their miraculous resurrection. Dr. David Harrell
2009/06/2806/28/2009 Israel's Preservation Amidst Gentile Domination Revelation 11:1,2 After rehearsing the big picture and overall theme of the glory of Jesus Christ in His Revelation, this exposition explains the measuring of the Temple and how it relates to God’s preservation of the Jewish remnant during the final forty-two months of the tribulation as they endure Gentile domination. Dr. David Harrell
2009/06/2106/21/2009 The Bitter Sweet Scroll Revelation 10:1-11 After discussing the importance of applying a consistent hermeneutic to the prophetic literature, an overview of the big picture of Bible prophecy is given with a special emphasis on being rapture ready. This is then a prelude to examining the magnificent angel, the forbidden message, the solemn vow, and the bitter sweet scroll found in Revelation chapter 10. Dr. David Harrell
2009/06/0706/07/2009 The Sixth Trumpet Revelation 9:13-21 After reviewing several examples of the current campaign of global deception that is predisposing the world to eventually follow the antichrist, this exposition examines the divine order, the demonic assault, and the defiant response to the sixth trumpet judgment. Dr. David Harrell
2009/05/2405/24/2009 The Fifth Trumpet Revelation 9:1-12 After discussing the comforting doctrine of God’s sovereignty in light of mounting national and international chaos, this exposition examines the Fifth Trumpet, including the identity of the star, the nature of the plague, the characteristics of the locusts, and the nature of their king. Dr. David Harrell
2009/05/1705/17/2009 The Seventh Seal and the First Four Trumpets Revelation 8:1-13 After considering the effects of sin on our world today that points to a day of divine reckoning, this exposition examines the hush of awe as the hosts of heaven anticipate the next series of judgments, the angelic preparation, the signal of avenging wrath, and the first four trumpet judgments. Dr. David Harrell
2009/05/1005/10/2009 The Praise of Tribulation Saints Revelation 7:9-17 After reviewing the chronology of prophetic events leading up to this vision, this exposition examines four scenarios rich in theology and teeming with comfort and hope as it portrays saints before the throne, angels around the throne, worship unto the throne, and sanctuary of the throne. Dr. David Harrell
2009/05/0805/08/2009 Philippine Broadcast Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2009/05/0305/03/2009 The Sealed of Israel Revelation 7:1-8 After reviewing the frightening demographic shift in the world towards global Islam and the New Testament’s affirmation of Old Testament promises pertaining to the national restoration of ethnic Israel, this exposition examines the mercy of God in the midst of wrath, the sealing of the first fruits of Israel, and the elective purposes of God for Israel. Dr. David Harrell
2009/04/2604/26/2009 The Sixth Seal Revelation 6:12-17 After discussing the biblical concept of “the Day of the Lord,” this exposition examines the force of fear that is unleashed in the opening of the sixth seal, looking specifically at the cause of fear, the compass of fear, and the consequence of fear. Dr. David Harrell
2009/04/1904/19/2009 The Fifth Seal Revelation 6:9-11 After discussing Satan’s determination to thwart the purposes of God and the prophesies pertaining to a coming day of divine vengeance unleashed in the pre-Kingdom judgments, this exposition examines the fifth seal, namely, the price of discipleship, the prayer of the martyred, and the promise of the Lord. Dr. David Harrell
2009/04/1204/12/2009 Resurrection and the end of death 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 This exposition unfolds a biblical theology of resurrection for both the righteous and the unrighteous with a special examination of Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 with respect to the sequence of resurrections and the end of death in the glorious Kingdom. Dr. David Harrell
2009/04/0504/05/2009 The Second, Third, and Fourth Seal Revelation 6:3-8 After explaining the New Covenant promises as they relate to the restoration of Israel’s theocratic Kingdom, this exposition examines the pre-kingdom judgments symbolized in the last three of the four horseman of the Apocalypse. Dr. David Harrell
2009/03/2903/29/2009 The First Seal Revelation 6: 1-2 This exposition explains the symbolism of the white horse and its rider. Special consideration is given to the Temple in Jerusalem past, present, and future and Ezekiel’s prophecy of the battle Gog and Magog, both of which are crucial in understanding the first seal. Dr. David Harrell
2009/03/2203/22/2009 The Worthy Lamb Revelation 5 After reviewing the big picture of God's twofold plan to redeem His people and restore His kingdom, this exposition examines the seven-sealed scroll, the Lion of Judah, and praise to the worthy Lamb. Special consideration is given to the significance of John’s intense grief and the comfort given to him. Dr. David Harrell
2009/03/1503/15/2009 The Creator's Throne Revelation 4 This exposition follows the natural outline of John’s vision of the majesty of God found in Revelation 4 by examining the throne of God, what’s around the throne, what emanates from the throne, what’s before the throne, what’s in and around the throne, and the doxologies directed toward the throne. Dr. David Harrell
2009/03/1303/13/2009 Philippine Radio Broadcast 002 Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2009/03/0803/08/2009 Laodicea: Revulsion Over Spurious Faith Revelation 3: 14-22 After reviewing the New Testament concept of hypocrisy and the historical context of the city of Laodicea in the first century, this exposition examines the Lord’s severe condemnation of the apostate church that existed there—a church that characterizes much of the Christian church in the twenty first century. Dr. David Harrell
2009/03/0603/06/2009 The Appeasement of Divine Wrath – Philippine Radio Broadcast Selected Passages Dr. David Harrell
2009/03/0103/01/2009 Philadelphia: Promise through Perseverance Revelation 3: 7-13 After discussing the historical context of Philadelphia, this exposition examines the praise, promise, and prescription of the Lord’s address taking into consideration the distinctly eschatological nature of the letter that catapults us far beyond the historical period of the church at Philadelphia. Dr. David Harrell
2009/02/2202/22/2009 Sardis: Death Through Complacency Revelation 3: 1-6 This exposition examines the frightening characteristics of a church that looks alive on the outside, but from God’s perspective, is dead on the inside. Special consideration is given to the admonitions the Lord gave to the small remnant of faithful believers and the remarkable promise of their eternal security. Dr. David Harrell
2009/02/1502/15/2009 Thyatira: Condemned for Tolerance Revelation 2:18-29 After considering various examples of the dangers of doctrinal and moral compromise now rampant in ostensibly Christian churches, this exposition examines the details of the Lord’s praise, rebuke, and promise to the church at Thyatira and how they apply to every Christian and every church universally. Dr. David Harrell
2009/02/0802/08/2009 Pergamum: Corruption Through Compromise Revelation 2:12-17 After considering the three deadly enemies all believer’s face—the flesh, Satan, and the world system he controls—this exposition lays out how these factors were at work in the church at Pergamum and explains the Lord’s words of praise, rebuke, and promise to them. Dr. David Harrell
2009/02/0102/01/2009 Smyrna: Purity Through Persecution Revelation 2:8-11 After reviewing the perilous circumstances existing in ancient Smyrna, this exposition examines the praise, precept, persecution, and promise the Lord so graciously gave them and all churches that emulate their purity and devotion. Dr. David Harrell
2009/01/2501/25/2009 Ephesus: Loveless Orthodoxy Revelation 2:1-7 After discussing the historical context of the city of Ephesus and the early church that was founded there, this exposition examines five parts of the letter written to them from the Lord of the church concerning their praise, problem, prescription, punishment, and promise. Dr. David Harrell
2009/01/1801/18/2009 A Vision of the Ascended Christ Revelation 1:9-20 After discussing the presidential demagoguery and idolatry now sweeping the nation, this exposition focuses on the true Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, and examines the circumstances, commencement, consequence, and commission of John’s vision of our glorified Savior, the Lord of the church. Dr. David Harrell
2009/01/1101/11/2009 The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ—Prologue Part 2 Revelation 1:1-8 After discussing popular counterfeit methods of discerning the future (forms of divination God condemns), this exposition examines the last three divisions of the prologue, namely, the benediction, the doxology, and the theme. Dr. David Harrell
2009/01/0401/04/2009 The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ—Prologue Part 1 Revelation 1:1-8 After discussing the authorship, date, and various conflicting systems of interpreting the book of Revelation, this exposition examines the first two of five divisions of the prologue, namely, the essence and blessing of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2008/12/2112/21/2008 Infant King Matthew 2:1-12 This exposition examines the issue of Jesus being King of the Jews and the nature of His kingdom as it relates to His first and second advents. Special consideration is given to the nativity accounts and the fascinating story of the magi, all of which attest to His royalty as the One who will physically reign over the "house of Jacob." Dr. David Harrell
2008/12/1412/14/2008 Four Reactions to the Savior's Birth Luke 2:15-20 This exposition unpacks the fascinating implications of the shepherd’s hasty trek to Bethlehem to find the infant Messiah and the reaction of Mary to their testimony. Altogether these reveal four reactions to the Savior’s birth, namely, witness, worship, wonder, and want. Dr. David Harrell
2008/12/0712/07/2008 The Pinnacle of Praise Luke 2:8-14 This exposition examines the profound significance of the "glory of the Lord" that shone around the shepherds, the title's given to the Savior, the real reason the angel's erupted in praise, and a clarification of the commonly misunderstood concept of "peace on earth, good will toward men." Dr. David Harrell
2008/11/3011/30/2008 To the Jew First Acts 28:17-31 This exposition examines Paul’s meeting with the Jews in Rome, investigating in particular the meaning of the “kingdom of God” and “the hope of Israel” in refutation of amillennialism, while at the same time underscoring the principles of Jewish evangelism, the polarization of the gospel, and the pathos of Israel’s unbelief. Dr. David Harrell
2008/11/2311/23/2008 Giving Thanks Unto the Father Colossians 1:12-14 After reflecting upon the Christian faith of the early pilgrims, this exposition examines the apostle’s exhortation to give thanks to the Father for three magnificent spiritual truths, namely, our future inheritance, our past deliverance, and our present redemption. Dr. David Harrell
2008/11/1611/16/2008 Malta: Refuge and Rejoicing Acts 28:1-16 This exposition highlights the magnificent works of God demonstrated in the Malta scenario, namely, His providence, provision, and power. Special consideration is also given to the contrast between the God of the Bible and the gospel Paul preached with the god and gospel of neo-evangelicalism. Dr. David Harrell
2008/11/1311/13/2008 Carey Hardy-Marks of a Spiritual Leader part2 Men's Retreat Men's Retreat Dr. David Harrell
2008/11/1211/12/2008 Carey Hardy-Marks of a Spiritual Leader part1 Men's Retreat Men's Retreat Dr. David Harrell
2008/11/0911/09/2008 Principles of Godly Leadership Acts 27:1-44 This discourse examines the text from the perspective of Paul’s stunning leadership role during his fateful voyage. From his example, ten principles of Godly leadership are identified and practically applied to Christian leaders. Dr. David Harrell
2008/10/1910/19/2008 Horror and Hope at Sea Acts 27:1-44 This exposition examines the details of the narrative as well as four themes that emerge from it, namely, the ravages of sin upon man and creation, the ever-present hand of an omnipotent and merciful God, and further validation of the Scripture’s repeated claim to be the very Word of God. Dr. David Harrell
2008/10/1210/12/2008 A Spectacle of Contrasts Acts 25:13-26:32 This exposition of Paul’s testimony before Agrippa examines a spectacle of four stark contrasts worthy of our consideration, namely, the contrasts of justice and injustice, humility and pride, sight and blindness, and faith and folly. Dr. David Harrell
2008/10/0510/05/2008 The Apostle's Appeal Acts 25:1-12 This exposition highlights three scenarios that give insight into living out our faith in a hostile world that hates Christ. Further consideration is given to Paul’s attitudes during this season of persecution and how every believer must emulate them in his life as well. Dr. David Harrell
2008/09/2809/28/2008 The Prisoner and the Trembling Judge Acts 24:1-27 This exposition focuses on various doctrinal truths and life applications that flow from four themes that emerge from the text: the Sanhedrin’s vague accusations, the apostle’s successful refutation, the governor’s expedient placation, and the apostle’s frightening confrontation. Dr. David Harrell
2008/09/2109/21/2008 The Futile Conspiracy Acts 23:12~35 This exposition highlights certain aspects of this historical narrative while at the same time focusing on the providence of God in the history of Israel and His unfailing love for His chosen people. Special consideration is also given to Israel’s rejection of her Messiah in contrast with God’s faithfulness to fulfill His covenant promises to her. Dr. David Harrell
2008/09/1409/14/2008 A Suffering Servant and Our Sovereign God Acts 22:30~23:11 This exposition examines four themes that emerge from the historical narrative of Paul’s defense before the Sanhedrin, namely, the purview of God’s sovereignty, the power of a clear conscience, the priority of submission to the Word of God, and the presence of God in suffering. Dr. David Harrell
2008/09/0709/07/2008 The Violence of Hypocrisy Acts 21:27-29 This exposition examines the historical account of Paul’s arrest in Jerusalem and his testimonial defense to his Jewish kinsmen. Special consideration is given to the hallmarks of hypocrisy and why it is so prone to violence. Dr. David Harrell
2008/08/3108/31/2008 Satan’s Schemes and Your Child Selected Passages In preparation for a special season of fasting and prayer for the salvation and sanctification of our children, this topical sermon examines a child’s spiritual condition in light of Satan’s strategies to destroy them, especially through the power of music. Dr. David Harrell
2008/08/2408/24/2008 Mission Accomplished Acts 21:17-26 This exposition focuses on three scenarios that characterize this historical narrative, namely, a praiseworthy report, a threat from false allegations, and a unifying exercise of Christian liberty. Special consideration is given to the issue of Christian liberty and the dangers of contextualization in evangelism and worship. Dr. David Harrell
2008/08/1708/17/2008 Valiant Faith Acts 21: 1-17 This exposition highlights three characteristics of Paul’s faith, namely, it seeks opportunities for fellowship, it is sensitive to the Spirit’s leading, and it fears no enemy. Dr. David Harrell
2008/08/1008/10/2008 Elder Essentials Acts 20:25-38 This exposition underscores five priorities that Paul exhorted the elders of Ephesus to heed, namely, proclaim the whole of Scripture, guard the integrity of your heart, protect the flock from false teachers, devote yourself to prayer and the Word, and give more than you receive. Dr. David Harrell
2008/07/2707/27/2008 Shepherding the Shepherds Acts 20:17-24 This exposition examines the virtues of Paul’s example in life and ministry that we are to emulate, namely, he was a faithful shepherd, a humble slave, a suffering servant, a fearless preacher, and a zealous evangelist. Dr. David Harrell
2008/07/2007/20/2008 Rare Passions and Forgotten Priorities Acts 20:1-17 This exposition underscores the essential elements in true Christian ministry by examining Paul’s passion to preach, his love for both sinners and saints, and his disinterest in money. Consideration is also given to doctrinal concerns regarding Sabbath keeping, the cessation of signs and wonders, and the promises of the millennial age. Dr. David Harrell
2008/07/1307/13/2008 The Adventure of Ministry Acts 19:21-41 After reflecting on the bondage of boredom, this exposition examines four categories of ministry insights seen specifically in a miracle of divine providence, a mandate to remember the poor, a madness called idolatry, and a marvel of divine intervention. Dr. David Harrell
2008/07/0607/06/2008 Encountering Evil with Overpowering Force Acts 19: 8-20 This exposition underscores the supernatural power of the Word of God demonstrated in this historical account, examining specifically the human labor of evangelism, the divine hardening of hearts, the demonic exploitation of Christ, and the supernatural conversion of sinners. Dr. David Harrell
2008/06/2906/29/2008 Virtues of a Godly Man - Part 3 Ephesians 6:4 This discourse addresses the most common ways fathers provoke their children to anger and cause them to lose heart, and also offers practical ways for fathers to bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Dr. David Harrell
2008/06/2206/22/2008 Virtues of a Godly Man - Part 2 Ephesians 5 This discourse examines God’s command for husbands to “love their wives as Christ loved the church” suggesting that a husband’s love must therefore be singular, selfless, sacrificial, satisfying, sympathetic, and sanctifying. Dr. David Harrell
2008/06/1506/15/2008 Virtues of a Godly Man - Part 1 Ephesians 5 After reviewing a variety of statistics betraying the moral free fall in our culture, this discourse examines God’s design for the family that centers around the concept of submission; a virtue that is impossible apart from obeying the command to be “filled with the Spirit.” Dr. David Harrell
2008/06/0806/08/2008 Growing in Grace and Knowledge Acts 18:18 ~ 19:7 This exposition examines both the heritage of Judaism in Christianity and the process of transition from Judaism and John’s baptism to Christianity by discussing the consecration of Paul, the education of Apollo, and the conversion of Old Testament saints. Dr. David Harrell
2008/06/0106/01/2008 Divine Comfort in Dire Circumstances Acts 18:1-17 This exposition examines the profound difficulties that Paul experienced in his ministry along with four divine blessings that are characteristic for all believers, namely, the joy of friendship, the fruit of labor, the presences of God, and the sovereignty of God. Dr. David Harrell
2008/05/2505/25/2008 Principles of Child Evangelism Selected Passages This topical discourse examines the essential elements and cautions in child evangelism, offering practical instructions to parents centering around three concepts from Jesus’ parable of the sower and the soils, namely, prepare the soil, sow the seed, and trust God for the harvest. Dr. David Harrell
2008/05/1805/18/2008 A God Who Is Knowable Acts 17:16-34 After discussing some astounding new discoveries in our solar system that glorify our Creator who has condescended to our lowly estate and revealed Himself to man through creation and His Word, this exposition examines the blasphemy of idolatry, the nature of God, and the revelation of God. Dr. David Harrell
2008/05/1105/11/2008 Virtues of a Godly Woman Proverbs 31 This exposition examines the character and roles of a godly woman who is a committed a wife, a consummate homemaker, a compassionate philanthropist, a credible teacher, and a consecrated mother. Dr. David Harrell
2008/05/0405/04/2008 Four Virtues the World Hates Acts 17:1-13 This exposition examines the life and ministry of the apostle Paul that manifests four virtues the world hates, namely, purity of life, love for the lost, courage in preaching, and knowledge of the Word. Dr. David Harrell
2008/04/2704/27/2008 Mercy to a Jailer and His Household Acts 16:19-40 This exposition is divided into four categories, each of which are filled with doctrinal truths that are immensely practical in the Christian life, namely, the rage of anti-Semitism, the rejoicing of the prisoners, the rescue of the jailor, and the recant of the magistrates. Dr. David Harrell
2008/04/2004/20/2008 The Seeker and the Soothsayer Acts 16:11-18 This exposition focuses on three remarkable spiritual realities that come to light in this fascinating encounter, namely, the providence of God, the preparation of grace, and the power of the gospel. Dr. David Harrell
2008/04/1304/13/2008 Marks of Effective Missions Acts 15:36-16:10 This exposition underscores four ministry priorities that emerge out of Paul’s second missionary journey, namely, edify the evangelized, choose companions wisely, study the culture, and yield to God’s providence. Dr. David Harrell
2008/04/0604/06/2008 The Jerusalem Council Acts 15:1-35 This exposition examines issues confronting the nascent church including the heresy of salvation by works rather than grace alone, and the potential abuse of freedom that would disrupt unity and destroy the church’s effectiveness. Dr. David Harrell
2008/03/3003/30/2008 Combat Essentials Acts 14:1-28 After comparing effective ministry to war and exposing various deceptions that unbelievers hold dear, including that of Liberation Theology, this exposition examines the final days of Paul’s first missionary journey and four combat essential that emerge from the text. Dr. David Harrell
2008/03/2303/23/2008 A Triumvirate of Hope 2 Timothy 2:8 This exposition examines three inspirational truths that the dying apostle Paul commanded Timothy to remember to encourage him in ministry, namely, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the power of His resurrection, and the promise of His victorious triumph. Dr. David Harrell
2008/03/1603/16/2008 The Sobbing Savior and the Crying Stones Luke 19:28-44 This exposition discusses the incongruence between the attitude of Christ versus the Jews when Jesus entered Jerusalem, and also examines the Old Testament prophecies of His visitation, the humility of His coronation, and the mourning of His condemnation. Dr. David Harrell
2008/03/0903/09/2008 Preaching to the Proud and Penitent Acts 13:42-52 After reviewing the biblical mandate for preachers to preach the Word, this exposition contrasts common responses to gospel presentations from both the proud and the penitent. Dr. David Harrell
2008/03/0203/02/2008 The Exhortation of a Converted Rabbi Acts 13:13-41 This exposition underscores the Judeo-centric ministry of Paul and examines his sermon to the Jews where he reminds them of God’s providential care for Israel, God’s promise of Israel’s Savior, and God’s passion for Israel’s salvation. Special consideration is given to Paul’s theology in contrast to replacement or fulfillment theology. Dr. David Harrell
2008/02/2402/24/2008 Seven Reasons for Church Membership Selected Passages This topical discourse asserts that there are at least seven biblical reasons for believers to formally and publicly commit to being actively involved in and accountable to a local church which is a visible expression of the invisible church, the body of Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2008/02/1702/17/2008 Antioch—A Spirit Filled Church Acts 13:1-13 This exposition examines the dynamics of a Spirit filled church by looking closely at the church of Antioch that was defined by Spirit filled shepherds, Spirit led missions, and Spirit empowered warfare. Dr. David Harrell
2008/02/1002/10/2008 The Politics and Penalty of Persecution Acts 12:1-25 This exposition examines the events surrounding Peter’s miraculous prison deliverance in Acts 12 where three dominate themes emerge, namely, the politics of persecution, the power of prayer, and the penalty of pride. Special consideration is given to God’s unique judgment upon Herod for not giving Him glory. Dr. David Harrell
2008/02/0302/03/2008 Counter Culture Christians Acts 11:1-30 This exposition examines God’s ongoing process of dismantling the deep-seated prejudice Jewish believers had toward Gentiles. Special consideration is given to the error of replacement theology and its legacy of anti-Judaism exposing the reversal of prejudice now seen in the Gentile church’s disdain for Jews and Israel. Dr. David Harrell
2008/01/2701/27/2008 Destroying the Dividing Wall Acts 10:1-48 This exposition examines the historical context of the Old Testament dietary restrictions and how they became perverted by the Jews and Judaizers in the early church. Special consideration is given to the sovereign work of God in the lives of Cornelius and Peter as He united Gentiles and Jews together in the body of Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2008/01/2001/20/2008 The Heart of a Compassionate Shepherd Acts 9:32-43 This exposition examines God preparing Peter to accept Gentiles into the church and also focuses on his private ministry where he has compassion on the forgotten, the lowly, and the despised. A special digression examines Don Piper’s popular book, “90 Minutes In Heaven.” Dr. David Harrell
2008/01/1301/13/2008 The Transformation of a Chosen Servant Acts 9:1-31 This exposition examines man’s responsibility in salvation as illustrated by Saul’s conversion, namely, he must humble himself to God’s revelation of the truth, he must commune with God in a contrite spirit, he must publicly profess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and as a result, he will persevere in the faith. Dr. David Harrell
2008/01/0601/06/2008 The Work of Regeneration in Evangelism Acts 8:25-40 This exposition unfolds four truths that emerge from Philip’s evangelism of the Ethiopian nobleman, namely, the author of regeneration is God, the agent of regeneration is the Holy Spirit, the instrument of the Holy Spirit is the Word of God, and the proof of regeneration is joyful obedience. Dr. David Harrell
2007/12/2312/23/2007 The Star and the Savior Matthew 2:1-11 After explaining the history of the Magi and the glorious light that led them to the Savior, this exposition gives three reasons why God used the brilliant light of His shekinah to lead the Persian king makers, namely, to attest to His glory, to enlighten the elect, and to signal His return. Dr. David Harrell
2007/12/1612/16/2007 Mary's Hymn of the Incarnation Luke 1:46-55 This exposition examines Mary’s praise which provides believers with some remarkable elements of worship we would all do well to emulate, namely, her doxology was spontaneous, not induced, her worship was God-centered, not man-centered, and her praise rehearsed God’s mercy in the present, past, and future. Dr. David Harrell
2007/12/0912/09/2007 Emmanuel—God With Us Matthew 1:23 This exposition views the incarnation of Jesus Christ from five different theological vantage points, namely, the marvel of His humiliation, the miracle of His incarnation, the ministry of His association, the majesty of His glorification, and the mercy of His invitation. Dr. David Harrell
2007/12/0212/02/2007 Marks of a Cultist Acts 8:9-24 After considering some of the characteristics associated with cultic groups, this exposition examines four elements from the life of Simon Magus that are commonly found in cult leaders, namely, they want to be worshipped, they fashion their own religion, they try to purchase the grace of God, and they refuse to repent of their sin and renounce their past. Dr. David Harrell
2007/11/2511/25/2007 Winds of Persecution and the Scattered Seed Acts 8:1-8 After discussing the prevalence of evangelistic apathy in the western church today, this exposition examines four strategies that God uses to reconcile sinners unto Himself, namely, the winds of persecution, the willingness of common men, the work of previous laborers, and the Word of Christ and Him crucified. Dr. David Harrell
2007/11/1811/18/2007 Fearless in the Face of Death Acts 7:54-60 After reviewing what God has said regarding the staggering defiance of sinful man, this exposition examines the source and substance of Stephen’s spiritual power in the face of death, namely, His speech was Spirit empowered, His gaze was heavenward, and his heart was forgiving. Dr. David Harrell
2007/11/1111/11/2007 The Time for Condemnation Acts 7:1-53 This exposition contrasts the unbiblical ethos of evangelical pragmatism and postmodernism with the confrontational proclamation of truth modeled in Scripture, specifically focusing on Stephen’s defense before the Sanhedrin in which he was compassionate, courageous, biblically correct, confrontational and condemning. Dr. David Harrell
2007/11/0411/04/2007 Marks of a Choice Servant of God Acts 6:8-15 This exposition contrasts the world’s definition of a successful man with God’s perspective as seen in the character of Stephen; a man praised by God because he was full of faith and the Holy Spirit, full of grace and power, full of wisdom and the Spirit, and affirmed by God’s glory. Dr. David Harrell
2007/10/2810/28/2007 Principles of Church Conflict Resolution Acts 6:1-7 This exposition examines the unique problems of the first church and the solutions used to resolve them. From this several important principles emerge that can also be applied to bring resolution to conflict in a local church. Dr. David Harrell
2007/10/2110/21/2007 Holiness—Key to Power and Protection Acts 5:12-41 After contrasting the issues deemed important by the modern proponents of neo-evangelical pragmatism with those praised by God in New Testament churches, this exposition examines three vital truths that launched the early church into a mighty fortress, namely, the early saints were honorable in holiness, empowered in evangelism, and as a result, they persevered in persecution. Dr. David Harrell
2007/10/1410/14/2007 God's Priority For Purity in the Church Acts 4:32 - 5:11 This exposition examines several key virtues manifested in the character of the first century church, namely, their spiritual unity, self-less love, and Spirit empowered preaching. Special consideration is also given to the character of contrasting Christians and God’s judgment upon deceptive and self-promoting Christians. Dr. David Harrell
2007/10/0710/07/2007 Victory in Persecution Acts 4:1-31 After reviewing the issue of the rise of persecution against Christians in the world today, especially in the United States, this exposition examines the provocation of persecution and the counteraction to persecution delineated in the text in six principles we should manifest. Dr. David Harrell
2007/09/3009/30/2007 Repentance and the Promised Kingdom Acts 3:17-26 This exposition examines Peter’s sermon, looking primarily at three categories, namely, the constant of Bible prophecy, the cleansing of repentance, and the certainty of the Messianic Kingdom. Special consideration is given to the doctrines of repentance and premillennialism. Dr. David Harrell
2007/09/1609/16/2007 In the Name of Jesus Acts 3:1-6 This exposition examines three unique aspects surrounding Peter’s miraculous healing of the man lame from birth, namely, the sovereign summons, the supernatural sign, and the shocking sermon. Special consideration is given to the false claims of modern faith healers in the heretical “Word Faith” movement. Dr. David Harrell
2007/09/0909/09/2007 Essentials of a True Church part 2 Acts 2:42-47 This exposition examines six measurable spiritual fruits that will inevitably result from those committed to the six well defined spiritual priorities discussed in part one. The six fruits include a fear of God, a supernatural power, a sacrificial oneness, a lasting joy, a godly reputation, and a pattern of genuine conversions. Dr. David Harrell
2007/09/0209/02/2007 Essentials of a True Church part 1 Acts 2:42-47 This exposition reveals the pristine nature of the first church by examining their commitment to well defined spiritual priorities, namely, their devotion to doctrine, fellowship, Christ, purity, unity, and prayer—a model for all churches to emulate. Dr. David Harrell
2007/08/2608/26/2007 The Nature of Genuine Repentance Acts 2:37-41 After considering the Lord’s warnings concerning the difference between the narrow and wide gates claiming to lead to eternal life, this exposition examines four elements of real repentance that will always accompany genuine conversion, namely, the pain, price, promise, and product of repentance. Dr. David Harrell
2007/08/1908/19/2007 Proofs that Jesus was the Messiah Acts 2:22-36 • This exposition examines four compelling arguments Peter used to prove that Jesus was indeed the Messiah, namely, because of His phenomenal power, His predetermined death, His promised resurrection, and His preeminent exaltation. Special consideration is also given to why God ordained evil to exist as a part of His plan and purpose to glorify Himself. Dr. David Harrell
2007/08/1208/12/2007 Pentecostal Power and Promise Acts 2:14-21 After discussing some of the ministries of the Holy Spirit unique to New Testament believers as recipients of New Covenant blessings at Pentecost, this exposition examines Peter’s response to the devout Jewish questioners taken from Joel’s prophecy, carefully distinguishing between those promises that were partially fulfilled at Pentecost and those that will be fulfilled when Christ returns. Dr. David Harrell
2007/07/2907/29/2007 The Filling of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost Acts 2:1-13 After explaining the significance of Pentecost as it related to the seven convocations of Israel, this exposition examines the difference between the baptism and filling of the Holy Spirit and the purpose of the miracle of tongues during this transitional stage of God’s redemptive plan; tongues being a sign of judgment, blessing, and authority. Dr. David Harrell
2007/07/2207/22/2007 Prayerful Preparations For Battle Acts 1:12-26 This exposition examines the lives of the apostles and other believers in the days between the Lord’s ascension and Pentecost underscoring the priority of prayer, the perfection of prophecy, and the providence of God. Dr. David Harrell
2007/07/1507/15/2007 The Promised Power and Kingdom Acts 1:1-11 This exposition examines the transition from our Lord’s earthly ministry to the church including the work of the Holy Spirit before and after Pentecost. Given the unique textual emphasis on issues pertaining to the promised earthly Kingdom for Israel, special consideration is presented refuting the errors of replacement theology (amillennialism) in favor of biblical premillennialism. Dr. David Harrell
2007/07/0107/01/2007 Eternal Praise For Eternal Preservation Jude 1:24-25 This exposition examines Jude’s doxology in light of the believer’s eternal security. Special consideration is also given to the error that teaches believers can loose their salvation; exposing the numerous ways such a position contradicts Scripture and other interrelated doctrines of soteriology. Dr. David Harrell
2007/06/2406/24/2007 The Apostate's Doom and Christian Responsibility Jude 1:14-23 After reviewing prophetic judgments that have been literally fulfilled and discussing predicted judgments yet to come, this exposition examines the promised judgment upon apostates and the Christian’s responsibilities while living amongst them. Dr. David Harrell
2007/06/1706/17/2007 Portrait of an Apostate Jude 1:8-13 After discussing the nature of Satanic deceit, this exposition examines four character traits of false teachers, three examples of their Old Testament counterparts, and five illustrations from nature that illustrate the severity and scope of their wickedness. Dr. David Harrell
2007/06/1006/10/2007 The Sinister and Secret Motives of Apostates Jude 1:4-7 After further emphasizing the importance of contending earnestly for the truth in light of the increasing spiritual darkness of our age, this exposition examines the crimes and condemnations of apostates who are clandestine and deliberately deceptive, spiritually and morally perverted, and refuse to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2007/06/0306/03/2007 Contending Earnestly for the Faith Jude 1:1-3 This exposition examines Jude’s example and encouragement to Christians, but especially underscores his exhortation to fight for the truth of Scripture. Special consideration is given to the church’s failure in this regard by demonstrating that Rick Warren’s, “The Purpose Driven Life” is part of the legacy of theological liberalism and its attack on the inerrancy of Scripture. Dr. David Harrell
2007/05/2705/27/2007 The Character and Conduct of Christian Hope 2 Peter 3:11-18 This exposition examines five characteristics that should define the life of every Christian, namely, a confident anticipation of God’s promises, a private pursuit of holiness, a zeal for evangelism, a vigilance for doctrinal precision, and a passion to know and glorify Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2007/05/2005/20/2007 Contending for Christ's Return 2 Peter 3:1-10 This exposition examines Peter’s defense of a coming day of judgment by focusing on the prejudice of mockers, the power of truth and the purpose of God. Special consideration is also given to the doctrine of the preceptive and decretive will of God, demonstrating that God does not always decree what He desires. Dr. David Harrell
2007/05/1305/13/2007 What Drives a False Teacher – Part 2 2 Peter 2:10b-22 After exposing some of the bizarre doctrines of popular false teachers, this exposition examines the final two motivations of a false teacher, namely, a cryptic doctrine appealing to the flesh and a careful disguise of feigned righteousness. Dr. David Harrell
2007/05/0605/06/2007 What Drives a False Teacher – Part 1 2 Peter 2:10b-22 After discussing the current state of apostasy in modern evangelicalism, this exposition unpacks Peter’s diatribe on false teachers that describes their primary motivations, namely, a cocky disregard for demonic powers, a calloused desire for sexual pleasure and a criminal devotion to personal prosperity. Dr. David Harrell
2007/04/2904/29/2007 Certain Doom for False Teachers 2 Peter 2:3b-10a After contemplating the glory of God as Creator and reflecting upon His omniscience, this exposition focuses upon God’s ability to keep a perfect accounting of men’s deeds. Special consideration is given to the pronouncement, paradigm and proficiency of divine judgment upon false teachers, combined with an important digression addressing the life-dominating sin of homosexuality. Dr. David Harrell
2007/04/2204/22/2007 Identifying False Teachers 2 Peter 2:1-3a This exposition warns of the immense danger of false teachers and offers five categories to help identify them. Special consideration is also given to the subtle ways evangelicals deny the sovereign Lordship of Christ including the errant doctrine of unlimited atonement and the denial of God’s involvement in the Virginia Tech shooting massacre. Dr. David Harrell
2007/04/1504/15/2007 Truth from God 2 Peter 1:16-21 This exposition emphasizes the existence of absolute truth revealed in Scripture by God Himself and contrasts divine truth with various examples of Satanic deception inherent in the dominant religions of the world. Dr. David Harrell
2007/04/0804/08/2007 Because He Lives 1 Corinthians 15:58 After discussing the marvels of the resurrection of Christ and its implications on the believer, this exposition examines the apostle Paul’s concluding admonitions to Christians in light of our resurrection promises, namely, to be steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. Dr. David Harrell
2007/03/1803/18/2007 The Passion of a Dying Apostle 2 Peter 1:12-15 After discussing the importance of being constantly reminded of divine truth, this exposition examines God’s passion to remind, our need to recall and our responsibility to remind others. Dr. David Harrell
2007/03/1103/11/2007 Experiencing The Assurance of Salvation 2 Peter 1:5-11 This exposition examines the list of godly virtues that should characterize the life of a Christian desiring to honor the Lord and experience the joy of the assurance of salvation. Dr. David Harrell
2007/03/0403/04/2007 The Essence of the Gospel 2 Peter 1:1-4 This exposition examines Peter’s reminder of the nature of our salvation so as to provide a contrast to the counterfeit gospel of the false teachers he was about to expose. Special consideration is given to the centrality of Christ whose righteousness saves us, whose resources empower us, and whose promises transform us. Dr. David Harrell
2007/02/2502/25/2007 Essential Admonitions for Godly Living 1 Peter 5:5-14 This exposition examines seven essential admonitions for Godly living, namely, be submissive to spiritual authority, be humble to one another, be receptive to God’s purposes, be confident in God’s purposes, be watchful in spiritual warfare, be steadfast in the faith and be excited about the victory celebration. Dr. David Harrell
2007/02/1102/11/2007 The Shepherds Role and Reward 1 Peter 5:1-4 After considering the role of elders in both the Old and New Testaments, this exposition examines Peter’s exhortation pertaining to the role and reward of shepherding the flock of God. Dr. David Harrell
2007/02/0402/04/2007 Perspectives for Suffering Saints 1 Peter 4:12-19 After discussing the first century context of Peter’s epistle, including the gradual cessation of the revelatory and confirmatory sign gifts, this exposition examines four spiritual perspectives necessary for perseverance during severe testing, namely, anticipate persecution, persist in rejoicing, suffer in righteousness and trust in God’s purpose and power. Dr. David Harrell
2007/01/2801/28/2007 Five Priorities of Faithful Saints 1 Peter 4:7-11 After discussing the invisible enemy of indifference that threatens the church today, this exposition examines five attitudes that motivate mature believers, namely, a vigilance for the Lord’s Return, a passion for holiness, a love for fellow Christians, a love for the church and a zeal for God’s glory. Dr. David Harrell
2007/01/2101/21/2007 Divine Weaponry for Suffering Saints 1 Peter4:1-6 After discussing the issue of Christian persecution in the world today, this exposition examines four essential truths that must dominate our thinking to help us prepare for possible suffering for our faith, namely, remember the Lord, live for the Lord, remember the past and hope for the future. Dr. David Harrell
2007/01/1401/14/2007 Visions of Christ's Sufferings 1 Peter 3:18-22 This exposition examines four visions of Christ that emanate from His suffering and bring comfort to everyone who is asked to persevere in some crucible of grace. Here we see Jesus as victor over alienation, victor over Satan, victor over sin and victor over all. Dr. David Harrell
2007/01/0701/07/2007 Suffering for Righteousness 1 Peter 3:13-17 This exposition examines four practical admonitions given to believers that will not only lower the probability of persecution, but cause us to experience divine blessing in the midst of it, namely, be zealous for what is good, sanctify Christ as Lord in your heart, defend the hope that is in you and keep a good conscience. Dr. David Harrell
2006/12/2412/24/2006 The Mystery of Godliness 1 Timothy 3:16 After examining the two-fold priority of the church and the seven mysteries revealed in the New Testament, this exposition examines the six stanzas contained in this ancient hymn which together summarize the essential elements of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2006/12/1712/17/2006 The Magi's Supernatural Summons Matthew 2:1-12 After reviewing the historical context of Herod, the Chief Priest and Scribes, and the Magi, this exposition examines three unique aspects of this historical narrative with parallel’s that can be found in all our lives, namely, sovereign grace impelling, sinful men imploring and scornful men impairing. Dr. David Harrell
2006/12/1012/10/2006 Good Tidings of Great Joy Luke 2:8-11 After reviewing the pagan roots of Christmas, this exposition explores the glorious meaning of the angelic announcement by focusing on the terror of divine glory, the tidings of great joy and the titles of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2006/12/0312/03/2006 Why a Manger? Luke 2:7 This exposition examines three divine purposes of Jesus' lowly birth, namely, to exhibit the King's rejection, to establish the King's humanity and to exemplify the King's subjects. Dr. David Harrell
2006/11/2611/26/2006 Living Life To The Fullest 1 Peter 3:8-12 After discussing the rise of depression in America versus the genuine joy of life available to Christians, this exposition examines the appropriateness for saints to have the ambition to live life to the fullest, the virtues necessary to accomplish it and the inevitable blessings that will follow. Dr. David Harrell
2006/11/0511/05/2006 Submissive wives and Devoted husbands 1 Peter 3:1-7 After discussing the dangers of “evangelical feminism” in our neo-evangelical society, this exposition examines Peter’s call for Christian wives to be committed to respectful submission and reverent substance, and for Christian husbands to be committed to sympathetic devotion and selfless honor. Dr. David Harrell
2006/10/2910/29/2006 Submission and The Privilege of Sacrifice 1 Peter 2:18-25 This exposition discusses the issue of submission in the workplace by focusing on the purview of submission (to employers good and bad), the purpose of submission (finding favor with God), and the prototype of submission (the Lord Jesus Christ). Dr. David Harrell
2006/10/2210/22/2006 Submission To Human Institutions 1 Peter 2:12-17 This exposition examines the first of a series of admonitions concerning the often resented spiritual virtue of submission by addressing the priority, purpose and purview of submission, especially with respect to human institutions. Dr. David Harrell
2006/10/1510/15/2006 Silencing The Opposition 1 Peter 2:11-12 This exposition deals with silencing the opposition to Christianity as well as being more effective in evangelism by examining three reasons for godly living, our inward battle against fleshly lust, and our outward victory of conquered lust. Dr. David Harrell
2006/10/0810/08/2006 Salvation's Royal Benefits 1 Peter 2:6-10 This exposition examines Peter’s encouraging reminder to beleaguered saints concerning our certain promise of eternal delight, contrasted with a certain promise of eternal doom for those apart from Christ, and a certain promise of royal benefits for the people of His own possession. Dr. David Harrell
2006/10/0110/01/2006 Still Coming In Secret Devotion 1 Peter 2:4-5 This exposition follows up on the apostle’s exhortation for believer’s to have a perpetual longing for spiritual growth nourished by feeding on the Word by encouraging us to continue coming to Christ, to life, to a spiritual house and holy priesthood and to worship. Dr. David Harrell
2006/09/2409/24/2006 Longing For The Word 1 Peter 2:1-3 This exposition describes five marks of a mature saint who sill not merely survive the great tragedies of life, but transcend them, namely, celebrate your power source of the Word of God, jettison your sin, acknowledge your desperate need for the Word, disapprove of your current level of maturity and rejoice over past blessings. Dr. David Harrell
2006/09/1709/17/2006 Undying Love For The Brethern 1 Peter 1:22-25 After describing practical examples of biblical love for others that tend to far exceed the superficial kind of love often manifested within the church, this exposition examines Peter’s call for an undying love for the brethren by considering the source, object and extent of Christian love for other Christians. Dr. David Harrell
2006/09/1009/10/2006 Redemption--Our Motive For Holiness 1 Peter 1:18-21 This exposition examines four aspects of our redemption that should motivate us to holy living, namely, an understanding of the deliverance of redemption, the cost of redemption, the transcendence of redemption and the blessings of redemption. Dr. David Harrell
2006/09/0309/03/2006 Rightful Obligations 1 Peter 1:13-17 This exposition examines three crucial categories of exhortation pertaining to everyday Christian living. We are to live in light of eternity, live separate from the world and live with reverential awe. Dr. David Harrell
2006/08/2708/27/2006 God's Revelation of the Salvation Message 1 Peter 1:10-12 This exposition unfolds the synergy of divine providence in three activities God used to reveal to us the glorious message of salvation from the perspective of the prophets who searched, the Holy Spirit who revealed and the apostles who preached. Dr. David Harrell
2006/08/2008/20/2006 Five Reasons to Rejoice 1 Peter 1:6-9 This exposition uncovers the rich doctrinal truths of our salvation that Peter used to encourage the suffering saints, reminding every believer that we can rejoice greatly because we have a salvation that is secure, a faith that is proven, a commendation that is inevitable, a love that is unseen and a deliverance that is in progress. Dr. David Harrell
2006/08/1308/13/2006 A Doxology of Hope 1 Peter 1:3-5 This exposition focuses on four elements of Christian hope that enrich our understanding of the unspeakable benefits of our salvation, namely, the source, power, promise and certainty of our hope. Dr. David Harrell
2006/08/0608/06/2006 Election: Triumphant Hope for Spiritual Aliens 1 Peter 1:1-2 This exposition of Peter’s salutation unpacks four key elements of our election essential to living a triumphant Christian life in the face of mounting hostilities: we must remember that we are chosen, sanctified, sealed and blessed. Dr. David Harrell
2006/07/2307/23/2006 The Great Commission Matthew 28:16-20 This exposition examines four essential elements necessary for believers to fulfill the Great Commission, namely, to be faithful to obedient worship, devoted to the Lordship of Christ, committed to a clear mission and driven by a fearless trust. Dr. David Harrell
2006/07/1607/16/2006 Resurrection Blindness Matthew 28:11-15 This exposition views the resurrection cover-up from the perspective of a divine apologetic that in fact proves the resurrection. Further consideration is given to the profound example seen in this text concerning the severity of Israel’s apostasy and the depths of man’s depravity. Dr. David Harrell
2006/07/0907/09/2006 The Glory of the Resurrection Matt. 27:62-28:10 This exposition encourages us to marvel at the resurrection of Christ by examining the loyal women and the royal messengers, hearing the message of comfort and command, witnessing their hearts of obedience and beholding the living Savior. Dr. David Harrell
2006/07/0207/02/2006 Death and Burial Prophecies Fulfilled Matthew 27:54-61 This exposition examines the marvels of divine providence at work in five events surrounding the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2006/06/2506/25/2006 The Might and Malice of the Cross Matthew 27:45-53 This exposition examines six miraculous messages surrounding the crucifixion of Christ, each revealing His infinite power and hatred of sin, namely, the darkness upon the earth, the alienation of the Father, the surrender of the Savior’s spirit, the rending of the veil, the quaking of the earth and the bodily resurrection of selected saints. Dr. David Harrell
2006/06/1806/18/2006 The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ Matthew 27:27-44 This exposition draws our attention to often neglected circumstances surrounding the crucifixion of our Lord. These are examined in the context of three central truths, namely, the depth of human depravity, the irony of human rejection and the power of saving grace. Dr. David Harrell
2006/06/1106/11/2006 Crown or Crucify? Matthew 27:11-26 This exposition focuses upon three themes that help us look beyond the Savior’s suffering to be able to see and savor the glory of God Himself, namely, the tragedy of the fear of man more than God, the silence of Christ, and the self-condemnation of Israel in light of her future restoration. Dr. David Harrell
2006/06/0406/04/2006 The Insanity of Sin Matthew 27:1-10 This exposition explores the insanity of injustice—illustrated by the conniving wickedness of the Jewish religious authorities; the insanity of suicide—illustrated by Judas’ foolish answer to a life of wasted opportunity; and the insanity of hypocrisy—illustrated by the ridiculous legalism involved in the handling of the blood money. Dr. David Harrell
2006/05/2805/28/2006 The Bitter Tears of Repentance Matthew 26:69-75 This exposition examines the riveting account of Peter’s denial and underscores the sequence of events that parallel the pathway of temptation for every saint, including spiritual pride, failure to count the cost of discipleship, prayerlessness, an unteachable heart, an unsubmissive spirit, and finally, impetuous acts of defiance. Dr. David Harrell
2006/05/2105/21/2006 Jesus' Trial -- a Microcosm of Man's Mockery Matthew 26:57-58 This exposition contrasts God’s established principles of Jewish jurisprudence revealed in the Pentateuch with the blatant and blasphemous miscarriage of justice in the mock trial that convicted Jesus. Special consideration is given to sinful man’s refusal to examine the evidence of who Jesus is and, as a result, believe in Him as Savior and Lord. Dr. David Harrell
2006/05/1405/14/2006 The Treacherous Traitor Matthew 26:47-56 This exposition reveals the stunning scene of Jesus’ betrayal and arrest, providing an analogue of rebellion and defection that has played out in every era of redemptive history. The study is divided into four parts, namely, the maniacal mob represented by the treacherous traitor and the disloyal disciples represented by the demented disciple. Dr. David Harrell
2006/05/0705/07/2006 The Agonies of Gethsemane Matthew 26: 36-46 This exposition examines the profound sufferings of our Savior before His arrest and how he dealt with them. Here we learn how to face severe trials in our life through Jesus’ example, namely, the priority of prayerful communion, submissive surrender and courageous obedience. Dr. David Harrell
2006/04/3004/30/2006 When Pride Hears Truth Matthew 26:31-35 This exposition examines Peter’s proud response to Jesus’ warning to the disciples that they would deny Him. Three sinful predispositions within the human heart that tend to track in a predictable progression are considered, namely, the selective hearing of truth, the selective interpretation of truth, culminating in a settled conviction of a lie. Dr. David Harrell
2006/04/2304/23/2006 The Predetermined Plan Matthew 26:17-30 This exposition unfolds some of the amazing aspects of divine providence with Jesus in the upper room as God orchestrates the events of history to accomplish His purposes through the Passover Transformation, the Betrayal Treachery and the Promised Triumph when Christ establishes His earthly kingdom—right on schedule. Dr. David Harrell
2006/04/1604/16/2006 The Fullness of Christ in the Redeemed Colossians 2:8-15 This exposition reveals the meaning of the fullness of Christ and what it means for believers to be "complete in Him", namely, He energizes our new nature, gives us spiritual life and He has disarmed our enemies. Dr. David Harrell
2006/04/0904/09/2006 Previews of Redemption and Rejection Matthew 26:1-16 This exposition investigates the dramatic events leading up to Jesus’ betrayal, scenes that offer a mere sample of the far more dramatic events that will take place on Thursday and Friday of the Passion Week. Special consideration is given to the significance of the sacred Passover, and contrasts are made regarding the satanic plot, the selfless sacrifice and the selfish betrayal. Dr. David Harrell
2006/04/0204/02/2006 Three Stages of Spiritual Development 1 John 2:12-14 This exposition examines three general categories of believers found within the body of Christ, each requiring unique ministry considerations. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of spiritual growth and the current obstacles in neo-evangelicalism that prevent it. Dr. David Harrell
2006/03/1903/19/2006 Seven Ruling Convictions of a Pastor Colossians 1:24-29 This exposition clarifies the priorities of pastoral ministry by examining the apostle Paul’s philosophy of ministry. He was consumed with God’s glory, content with his suffering, convinced of his calling, controlled by one message, confident with one method, committed to one end and confirmed by one power. Dr. David Harrell
2006/03/1203/12/2006 King Jesus Enthroned on Earth Matthew 25: 31-46 This exposition examines Jesus’ last warning of pre-kingdom judgment in His Olivet Discourse. Special consideration is given to the majestic spectacle of the King enthroned, the glorious inheritance of the King’s loyal subjects, and the condemnation and execution of the King’s rebellious enemies. Dr. David Harrell
2006/03/0503/05/2006 Our Sacred Trust Matthew 25:14-30 This exposition unpacks the essential truths Jesus taught in His parable of the talents, emphasizing spiritual service as a proof of genuine saving faith. Four distinct categories are used to remind us of our sacred trust, the labor required, the inevitable audit and the eternal reward. Dr. David Harrell
2006/02/2602/26/2006 Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh! Matthew 25:1-13 Continuing Jesus’ theme of spiritual preparedness for the Kingdom of heaven, this exposition examines His warning against the pretense of readiness common among those who profess but do not possess Christ, the inevitability and imminence of the midnight call and thus the profound need to be ready. Dr. David Harrell
2006/02/1902/19/2006 Christ’s Greatest Prophetic Discourse - Part 8 Matthew 24:42-51 After expounding upon the importance of preaching the prophetic word to confirm God’s promises to saints by those prophecies that have been fulfilled and to arouse sinners by those that will be, this exposition examines the three analogies Jesus used to warn the tribulation generation to be alert, ready, faithful and sensible. Dr. David Harrell
2006/02/1202/12/2006 Christ's Greatest Prophetic Discourse - Part 7 Matthew 24:32-35 This exposition examines Jesus’ words concerning the season and surety of His return and the span of the specific signs He detailed. Special consideration is given to the various interpretations of "this generation," a brief comparison between covenant theology and dispensationalism and a detailed defense of a pretribulation rapture. Dr. David Harrell
2006/02/0502/05/2006 Christ’s Greatest Prophetic Discourse - Part 6 Matthew 24:29-31 This exposition examines the sequence of events Jesus describes that will lead up to His second coming. Special considerations are given to the biblical concept of the “day of the Lord’ and a study of the physical phenomenon of light and its relationship to the glorious appearing of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2006/01/2901/29/2006 Christ's Greatest Prophetic Discourse - Part 5 Matthew 24: 16:28 After a brief historical survey of worldwide anti-Semitism, this exposition studies Jesus’ warnings to the regenerate Jewish remnant alive in the second half of the tribulation concerning the dangers that will be theirs when the Satanically possessed Antichrist unleashes his fury upon them. Special emphasis is given to the unmistakable and glorious sign of His coming that will clearly distinguish the true Messiah from the false. Dr. David Harrell
2006/01/2201/22/2006 Christ's Greatest Prophetic Discourse - Part 4 Matthew 24:15 This exposition discusses the career of the coming Antichrist by examining Daniel 9:27, the text Jesus refers to in Matthew 24:15 as the prophetic template to be used to determine the events and chronological sequence of the “beginning of birth pangs.” Special consideration is given to the current conditions surrounding the nation Israel and how they may fit into the prophetic picture. Dr. David Harrell
2006/01/1501/15/2006 Christ's Greatest Prophetic Discourse - Part 3 Matthew 24: 9-14 After explaining dispensationalism which takes into account the different ways or administrations God rules His universe in different eras, and after defending a pretribulational rapture, this exposition discusses the last three prophetic signs Jesus reveals concerning the future persecution of tribulation saints, defection of and betrayal by false believers and mass evangelism. Dr. David Harrell
2006/01/0801/08/2006 Christ's Greatest Prophetic Discourse - Part 2 Matthew 24: 4-8 After demonstrating nine reasons why Jesus’ prophetic signs of His coming in Matthew 24:4-15 could not have occurred in A.D. 70, this exposition examines the first three prophetic signs pertaining to false messiahs, nations at war and natural disasters of epic proportions, interacting with other parallel prophetic texts in both the Old and New Testaments. Dr. David Harrell
2006/01/0101/01/2006 Christ's Greatest Prophetic Discourse - Part 1 Matthew 24: 1-3 This introductory exposition of Matthew 24:1-15 focuses primarily upon the context for Jesus’ prophetic discourse, especially the mindset of the disciples. Special consideration is given to various eschatological positions and the need to maintain a literal method of interpretation which will naturally lead to a premillennial position concerning the return of Christ and a pretribulational view of the rapture, preserving the NT doctrine of imminency essential to a proper understanding of sanctification. Dr. David Harrell
2005/12/1812/18/2005 Why God Became Man Selected Passages This exposition of several passages in the epistle to the Hebrews reveals four reasons for the incarnation of Christ when God took upon Himself our humanity, namely, to die in our place, to blaze the trail to glory, to defeat Satan and to become our sympathetic high priest. Dr. David Harrell
2005/12/1112/11/2005 Unto Us a Child is Born - Part 2 Isaiah 9:6-7 This exposition examines several Old Testament prophecies surrounding the first advent of Christ, especially those in Isaiah 9. Special emphasis is placed upon the glory of His promised light, His perfect gift and His preeminent titles. Dr. David Harrell
2005/12/0412/04/2005 Unto Us a Child is Born - Part 1 Isaiah 9:6 This exposition examines several Old Testament prophecies surrounding the first advent of Christ, especially those in Isaiah 9. Special emphasis is placed upon the glory of His promised light, His perfect gift and His preeminent titles. Dr. David Harrell
2005/11/2711/27/2005 Curses and Judgment on False Shepherds- Part 2 Matthew 23:34-39 This exposition focuses upon Jesus’ judgment upon the false shepherds of Israel and the nation as a whole. Special consideration is given to the plight of the Jew throughout redemptive history, especially in light of Jesus’ prophetic declarations, and the unique and separate program that God has for His covenant people which differs from His bride, the church. Dr. David Harrell
2005/11/2011/20/2005 Curses and Judgment on False Shepherds – Part 1 Matthew 23:13-33 This exposition examines the seven curses Jesus pronounced on the false religious leaders of Israel, underscoring the characteristics of charlatans down through history and, more specifically, their counterparts in apostate neo-evangelicalism. Insight is offered with respect to some of the primary ways Christians can discern false teachers in our day. Dr. David Harrell
2005/11/0611/06/2005 Contrasting True vs. False Shepherds Part 2 Matthew 23:5-12 Part 2
This second part examines the final two marks of a false shepherd, namely, they are desperate to be noticed and ego maniacs that bully their followers.
Dr. David Harrell
2005/10/3010/30/2005 Contrasting True vs. False Shepherds Part 1 Matthew 23:1-12 After demonstrating the staggering lack of biblical discernment in contemporary evangelicalism, this exposition examines the first three of five characteristics that Jesus used to describe the character and conduct of false shepherds, namely, they are self-appointed, hypocritical and lack genuine compassion. Dr. David Harrell
2005/10/2310/23/2005 The Lordship of Christ Matthew 22:41-46 This exposition examines the biblical record concerning the deity of Christ, providing a catalyst to review His glorious character and attributes and a review of the profound personal and theological implications of His Lordship in the life all true believers. Dr. David Harrell
2005/10/1610/16/2005 The Foremost Commandment Matthew 22:34-40 After reviewing the fascinating context of this third and final question of entrapment, along with a review of the various features and divisions of the Law revealed to Moses, this exposition examines the profound implications of loving God with all our being and our neighbor as much as we love ourselves. Dr. David Harrell
2005/10/0910/09/2005 Resurrection Glory Matthew 22:23-33 This exposition underscores the parallel attitudes and tactics of modern heretics with those of the ancient Sadducees in the ongoing battle for the truth. Special consideration is then given to the marvelous realities of the believer’s glorified, resurrected body. Dr. David Harrell
2005/10/0210/02/2005 Government and the Christians Duty Matthew 22:15-22 This exposition examines the machinations of wicked men who conspire against the truth—manipulations common in the ecumenical movement. Special attention is also given to practical considerations surrounding our Christian duty to pay our taxes and submit to those God has place in authority over us. Dr. David Harrell
2005/09/2509/25/2005 Rita - Making Sense Out of Natural Disasters Selected Passages An examination of various Bible passages that explain why we have natural disasters, whether or not they are precursors to the judgments leading up to the second coming of Christ, and why a loving God would allow them to indiscriminately kill both the innocent and the wicked. Dr. David Harrell
2005/09/1809/18/2005 The Ultimate Invitation Matthew 22:1-14 This exposition of Jesus’ parable of the “wedding feast” presents seven theological themes that give testimony to the glorious character of God and the staggering sinfulness of man. Dr. David Harrell
2005/09/1109/11/2005 Katrina and the Love of God Ezekiel 16 Prefaced by a theological overview of the love of God, this exposition of Ezekiel 16 compares the parallels of ancient Israel and the United States and the interplay between three spiritual realities that inevitably coexist in wicked nations, namely, religious self-deception, divine judgment and the unmistakable out workings of sovereign love. Dr. David Harrell
2005/09/0409/04/2005 Katrina - God Has Spoken Selected Passages This sermon examines the recent hurricane tragedy on the Gulf Coast from a biblical perspective, namely, God’s saving purposes are often concealed in calamity, and in them we can see His glory, His wrath and His mercy. Dr. David Harrell
2005/08/2808/28/2005 The Pattern and Price of Rejecting Jesus Matthew 21:33-46 This exposition examines Jesus’ parable of the Landowner, underscoring the sequence of disbelief commonplace among hypocritical religious leaders, namely, those who are driven by self-interest, deceived by self-righteousness and damned by self-justification. Numerous counterfeit systems are used as examples, especially Roman Catholicism. Dr. David Harrell
2005/08/2108/21/2005 The Matter of Spiritual Authority Matthew 21:23-32 Prefaced by an overview of the moral relativism that has invaded evangelicalism now culminating in the Emergent Church movement, this exposition examines the matter of spiritual authority according to Jesus as it was played out in His confrontation with the religious elite of Israel. Dr. David Harrell
2005/08/1408/14/2005 Cleansing and Cursing Matthew 21:12-22 This exposition examines Jesus’ condemnation of Israel, underscoring their unique role as God’s covenant people, the tragic consequences of spiritual pretense and the principles of faith in prayer according to Jesus. Special attention is given to the miracle of modern day Israel, their spiritual blindness and future restoration. Dr. David Harrell
2005/08/0708/07/2005 The King of Kings Upon A Donkey Matthew 21:1-11 This exposition portrays the astounding condescension of God the Son manifested in His entrance to Jerusalem, marking the first event of the Passion Week. Special attention is given to fulfilled prophecy and the sovereign orchestration of what transpired, combined with the symbolism of the procession and the nature of the crowd’s self-serving worship in their coronation of their King. Dr. David Harrell
2005/07/3107/31/2005 Spiritual Sight and the Terms of Salvation Matthew 20:29-34 This exposition examines Jesus’ healing of the blind men as yet another illustration of not only divine compassion, but also the essentials necessary for salvation, namely, desperation for mercy, recognition of Christ and submission to His Lordship. Special attention is given to the distorted gospel commonly presented in altar calls and the wide gate theology of the Purpose Driven Life phenomenon. Dr. David Harrell
2005/07/1707/17/2005 The Neo-Evangelical Cult of Selfism Matthew 20:20-28 This exposition exposes the dangers of self-love and its natural progression to self-promotion and self-deception. Special attention is given to these sinful vulnerabilities upon which the “seeker sensitive” and “word of faith” movements tend to prey. The deceptions of the Purpose Driven Life, the Prayer of Jabez and the “ministry” of Joel Osteen and his popular book, “Your Best Life Now” are used as examples. Dr. David Harrell
2005/07/1007/10/2005 The Scarlet Thread-Final Prediction Matthew 20:17-19 This exposition traces the scarlet thread of redemption through the blood of Christ from eternity past, when God’s plan for salvation was predetermined, to the last prediction that Jesus made of His suffering, death and resurrection. Selected passages from Genesis to Revelation are briefly examined to demonstrate the amazing tapestry of sovereign grace. Dr. David Harrell
2005/07/0307/03/2005 The Fairness of Divine Grace Matthew 19:30-20:16 This exposition reveals the impartiality of God in salvation and equality in the kingdom of heaven for all who believe in Christ. Jesus’ parable blasts the disciple’s attitudes of perceived superiority in the kingdom that motivated them to be self-seeking and divisive—a lesson we would all do well to learn. Dr. David Harrell
2005/06/1906/19/2005 Riches or Rags? Matthew 19:23-29 After discussing the dangers of secular humanism so prevalent in our culture, this exposition exposes the sin of self-sufficiency common among the wealthy—a formidable barrier to true saving faith—then highlights millennial blessings that Jesus used to encourage the disciples and all who love Him. Dr. David Harrell
2005/06/1206/12/2005 Mercy Extended to Infants and Infidels Matthew 19:13-22 This exposition examines Jesus’ love for innocent children and answers the question, “What happens to infants when they die?” It also contrasts the virtues of children necessary for salvation, with the proud, self-righteous and wealthy young ruler who sincerely sought eternal life but not salvation from sin. Dr. David Harrell
2005/06/0506/05/2005 Marriage and Divorce According to Jesus Matthew 19:1-12 After examining current statistics on divorce in the United States among Christians and non-Christians, this exposition contrasts various views on marriage and divorce underscoring the divine perspective according to Jesus. Dr. David Harrell
2005/05/2905/29/2005 Children of the Kingdom - Part 5 Matthew 18:21-35 This exposition challenges believers to be merciful by examining Jesus’ parable of the unforgiving slave. Special emphasis is placed on the “torturers” of life that become the divine rod of chastening in the lives of Christians who unwittingly accumulate a debt of sin and thereby presume upon the grace of God which they have received freely. Dr. David Harrell
2005/05/2205/22/2005 Children of the Kingdom - Part 4 Matthew 18:15-20 This exposition observes Jesus’ call to holy living and the importance of guarding the purity of the church by reproving fellow Christians living in sin. Special attention is given to the four stage process of church discipline with a careful discussion of what must be involved at each stage. Dr. David Harrell
2005/05/1505/15/2005 Children of the Kingdom - Part 3 Matthew 18:10-14 This exposition examines Jesus’ passionate prohibition against despising other believers and three reasons why we are to nurture one another, namely, because of the ministry of angels, the love of the Christ, and the will of the Father. In light of Jesus’ parable of the “ninety nine and one,” special attention is given to the issue of how long we should pursue unrepentant problem people who leave the church. Dr. David Harrell
2005/05/0805/08/2005 Children of the Kingdom - Part 2 Matthew 18:5-9 This exposition examines Jesus’ solemn warning against causing other believers to stumble and sin, emphasizing the amazing reality of a believer’s union with Christ and the need for His children to be protected, explained in three categories: the blessings for kindness, the curse for mistreatment, and the safeguards for godliness. Dr. David Harrell
2005/05/0105/01/2005 Children of the Kingdom - Part 1 Matthew 18:1-4 This exposition answers the question: “How does one enter the kingdom of heaven?” Special attention is given to the doctrinal issues that divide New Testament churches from the counterfeit churches that champion a “seeker sensitive” or charismatic philosophy of ministry as well as those who rely on altar calls and revivals for evangelism. Dr. David Harrell
2005/04/2404/24/2005 Christian Citizenship on Earth Matthew 17:22-27 In this exposition Jesus clearly establishes that as the only sovereign King, He was under no obligation to submit to any earthly authority, yet He did so for the sake of the gospel. Here Jesus imparts practical lessons concerning the believer’s citizenship on earth, especially the issue of paying taxes to governmental authorities that are often corrupt. Dr. David Harrell
2005/04/1704/17/2005 When Faith Grows Weak Matthew 17:14-21 This exposition helps us grasp the sorrowful realities of our fallen world held in bondage by Satan and his minions. Consequently, our faith must be like the mustard seed—persistent and powerful. Dr. David Harrell
2005/04/1004/10/2005 A Glimpse of Jesus’ Glorious Second Coming Matthew 16:27-28 & 17:1-13 This exposition examines the transfiguration of Jesus Christ which was a testimony from the Savior, the Saints, the Father, the Symbol and the Forerunner of His deity and an awe inspiring preview of His glorious second coming. Dr. David Harrell
2005/04/0304/03/2005 The Power of a Paradox Driven Life Matthew 16:21-27 This exposition responds to numerous inquiries concerning the Purpose Driven Life phenomenon by contrasting three crucial paradoxes of the Christian life that are often obscured in contemporary gospel invitations. Dr. David Harrell
2005/03/2703/27/2005 Redeeming Grace Ephesians 1:7-8 This exposition focuses on the concept of the market place of sin and the ransom that had to be paid to purchase salvation, considering from what we have been redeemed, by Whom, and with what. Dr. David Harrell
2005/03/2003/20/2005 The Ultimate Question: Who is Jesus? Matthew 16:13-20 This exposition contrasts Jesus’ claims of His person and work with that of neo-evangelicalism, especially the newly invented Jesus of the popular Purpose Driven Life movement. Special consideration is given to the Person, Revealer, and church of Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2005/03/1303/13/2005 People of Faith Hating Jesus Matthew 16:1-12 This exposition emphasizes the dangers of ecumenicalism and the “People of Faith” movements in our culture by examining the unlikely alliance of the religious Pharisees and Sadducees who aligned themselves against Jesus. Dr. David Harrell
2005/03/0603/06/2005 No One Cares Like Jesus Matthew 15:29-39 This exposition examines how Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the Gentile multitudes, and other acts of His ministry, preview future Kingdom blessings and reveal five lessons to be applied to our lives and ministry. Special attention is given to the sin of spiritual complacency—losing our first love—our love for Jesus our Savior and Lord. Dr. David Harrell
2005/02/2002/20/2005 The Essence of Saving Faith Matthew 15:23-24 An exposition highlighting the essentials of saving faith, namely, begging for undeserved mercy, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, and seeking the Lord in humble persistence. Also included is a critique of the diluted gospel found in The Purpose Driven Life (40 Days of Purpose) phenomenon. Dr. David Harrell
2005/02/1302/13/2005 Confronting Phony Religion Matthew 14:34-15:20 A look at three marks of phony, hypocritical and apostate religion, namely, empty worship, polluted hearts, and blind leadership leading blind followers. Special attention is given to the dangers of psychology and religious legalism. Dr. David Harrell
2005/02/0602/06/2005 The Sanctifying Work of the Savior Matthew 14:22-33 After a brief summary of the theology of soteriology (the doctrine of salvation), this exposition emphasizes the supernatural agency of the Savior in the process of sanctification as He conforms His disciples by delivering them from temptation, testing their faith, and exercising their faith. Dr. David Harrell
2005/01/3001/30/2005 The Compassionate Miracle Matthew 14:14-21 An exposition revealing three spiritual truths that flow from the familiar story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, namely, the priority of compassion, the problem of shortsighted faith, and the power of God. Special attention is given to the supreme importance of having a secret devotion to God. Dr. David Harrell
2005/01/2301/23/2005 The Terrors of a Guilty Conscience Matthew 14:1-14 A close look at the character of Herod and how the same problems he encountered as a result of his wicked heart effect all who reject Christ. A special warning is given to men concerning moral purity and how to battle sexual temptation. Dr. David Harrell
2005/01/1601/16/2005 Why People Reject the Obvious Matthew 13:53-58 An exposition revealing three primary reasons people reject the obvious truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, namely, the love of sin, Satanic deception, and stubborn pride. A list of “red flags” is given to help Christians discern false teachers and apostate churches. Dr. David Harrell
2005/01/0901/09/2005 The Love that Warns Matthew 13:47-52 A study of the final couplet of parables describing divine judgment upon those who refuse to trust in Christ as Savior and Lord, and the profound responsibility Christians have to proclaim all the truths of the Kingdom. Special attention is given to explain the reality of hell and refute the error of those who believe in annihilation. Dr. David Harrell
2005/01/0201/02/2005 The Light of the World John 8 A scientific investigation of the physics of light and the fascinating parallels found in a biblical survey of the glorious light of the shekinah found throughout scripture. A special emphasis centers upon four truths the light symbolized, namely, the glory of God, the glory of Christ, the glory of divine revelation, and the glory of the elect. Dr. David Harrell
2004/12/1912/19/2004 Three Responses to the Christ of Christmas Matthew 2:1-12 An exposition revealing three categories of people and how each will respond to Christ, namely, the wealthy, political and social elite, the religious hypocrite, and true worshippers. Dr. David Harrell
2004/12/1212/12/2004 Light Unto the Lowly Luke 2:8-20 An exposition demonstrating the historical narrative of the shepherds as a beautiful metaphor of salvation to the meek and lowly whereby sinners, like them, must stand in silent fear, seek the Lord in haste, share the good news, and serve in humble obedience. Dr. David Harrell
2004/12/0512/05/2004 Angelic Announcements of Christ the King - 2 Selected Passages Continuation of part one

A stirring examination of the marvels of redemption as they are revealed by four angelic announcements of the birth of Jesus, each emphasizing a unique wonder of His person and work, namely, Jesus as the King-Priest, the Son of God, the Savior from sin, and the glory of God.
Dr. David Harrell
2004/11/2811/28/2004 Angelic Announcements of Christ the King - 1 Selected Passages A stirring examination of the marvels of redemption as they are revealed by four angelic announcements of the birth of Jesus, each emphasizing a unique wonder of His person and work, namely, Jesus as the King-Priest, the Son of God, the Savior from sin, and the glory of God. Dr. David Harrell
2004/11/2111/21/2004 Reasons to Rejoice 1 Peter 1:1-9 An exposition that emphasizes three primary reasons Christians have to rejoice, regardless of the difficult circumstances we face, namely, rejoice in the promise of our faith, the permanence of our faith, and the power of our faith. Dr. David Harrell
2004/11/1411/14/2004 Finding the Priceless Kingdom Matthew 13:44-46 A deep look into a couplet of Jesus’ parables (the hidden treasure and the pearl of great value) which reveal the Kingdom of God may be discovered in different ways, it will not be valued the same by everyone, it is worth all we have, it requires a personal acquisition, and it will evoke great joy. Dr. David Harrell
2004/11/0711/07/2004 Kingdom Promises Matthew 13:24-43 A fresh look at three of our Lord’s parables that give much needed direction and promises to the church today—the wheat and the tares, the mustard seed, and the leaven. A warning is offered concerning the misplaced priorities in modern evangelicalism. Dr. David Harrell
2004/10/3110/31/2004 The Four Hearts of Evangelism Matthew 13:1-23 An exposition of the parable of the sower and the seed revealing four kinds of hearts encountered in evangelism, namely, the impervious heart, the impressionable heart, the indifferent heart, and the impoverished heart. Dr. David Harrell
2004/10/2410/24/2004 The Danger of Reformation Without Christ Matthew 12:43-50 A close look at the culture war in America and the unbiblical practice of trying to moralize our society through conservative political activism. The exposition exposes three dangers of reformation without Christ, namely, it creates a delusion of spirituality, it offers only a temporary restraint from sin, and it desensitizes hypocrites to demonic influence. Dr. David Harrell
2004/10/1710/17/2004 Putting Jesus to the Test Matthew 12:38-42 A fascinating exposition exposing the diabolical tactics of deception and temptation Satan employs against the Christ and those who belong to Him. Also included is a warning against charlatans such as Binny Hinn and Jesse Duplantis. Dr. David Harrell
2004/10/1010/10/2004 Speech-the Mirror of the Heart Matthew 12:33-37 An examination of how Jesus specifically exposed the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and in-turn all forms of hypocrisy. Careful attention is given to the importance of placing six sentinels around our heart to insure our speech is honoring to God. Dr. David Harrell
2004/09/2609/26/2004 The Unforgivable Sin Matthew 12:22-32 A look into the specific ways religious hypocrisy controls the masses through deception and three primary ways Jesus addressed it, namely, through devastating rebuttal, damning accusation, and divine verdict. Dr. David Harrell
2004/09/1909/19/2004 The Chosen Servant of the Lord Matthew 12:15-21 An exposition exploring the humble submission, selfless compassion, and resolute proclamation of the incarnate Christ, with a special emphasis on the tenderness of Christ who cares for the “battered reed” and the “smoldering wick.” Dr. David Harrell
2004/09/1209/12/2004 The Son of Man - the Lord of the Sabbath Matthew 12:1-14 A summary of the four features of God’s law and how Sabbatarians and Seventh Day Adventists pervert the law, and the three tragic sins of the legalist, namely, they love regulations more than people, tradition more than God and darkness rather than light. Dr. David Harrell
2004/09/0509/05/2004 Praise for the Penitent Heart Matthew 11:25-30 A brief critique exposing the dangers of the Purpose Driven Life movement and a look at four indispensable elements that produce genuine saving faith, namely, revelation, reliance, repentance, and resignation. Dr. David Harrell
2004/08/2908/29/2004 Divine Judgment of the Enemies of Christ Matthew 11:16-24 A look at how Jesus unmasked three primary strategies of unbelievers who engage in childish criticisms, character assassination and are characterized by granite indifference to truth. Dr. David Harrell
2004/08/2208/22/2004 God’s Measure of a Man Matthew 11:7-15 A close look at John the Baptist and how we should emulate his character as a man who was fervent in truth, faithful in calling and fearless in conflict. Dr. David Harrell
2004/07/1807/18/2004 Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb 1 Peter 1:18-21 An exposition examining the marvelous concept of redemption whereby we are redeemed from sin, by the blood of Christ and by a glorious Savior. Dr. David Harrell
2004/07/1107/11/2004 Overcoming Doubt and Discouragement Matthew 11:1-6 A look into the heart of John the Baptist and the three crucial truths that dispelled the devastating consequences of doubt and discouragement in his life, namely, an understanding of the deity, revelation and confirmation of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2004/07/0407/04/2004 The Marks of a True Disciple - 2 Matthew 10:32-42 Part one continued.

Jesus graphically describes six characteristics of a genuine disciple: submits to the Lordship of Christ, fears God more than man, publicly confesses Christ, values Christ more than family, values Christ more than life, and values eternal, not temporal reward.
Dr. David Harrell
2004/06/2706/27/2004 The Marks of a True Disciple - 1 Matthew 10:24-31 Jesus graphically describes six characteristics of a genuine disciple: submits to the Lordship of Christ, fears God more than man, publicly confesses Christ, values Christ more than family, values Christ more than life, and values eternal, not temporal reward. Dr. David Harrell
2004/06/2006/20/2004 The Perils of Ministry Matthew 10:16-23 An exposition revealing the perils, perspective and power of ministry with a special emphasis on four kinds of wolves that Satan strategically positions to destroy the church: religion, government, family and society. Dr. David Harrell
2004/06/1306/13/2004 God’s Model for Ministry Matthew 10:5-15 An examination of God’s binding instructions to the church concerning our mission, message, method and mandate in ministry. Dr. David Harrell
2004/06/0606/06/2004 The Men Jesus Shaped - 7 Matthew 10:1-3 A study of Judas Iscariot and the power and process of hypocrisy: religiosity, resentment, rancor and ruin. Dr. David Harrell
2004/05/3005/30/2004 The Men Jesus Shaped - 6 Matthew 10:1-3 A study of James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas the son of James, and the importance of being willing to serve the Lord in obscurity, love and faith. Dr. David Harrell
2004/05/2305/23/2004 The Men Jesus Shaped - 5 Matthew 10:3 A study of Thomas who was a pessimist, yet courageous, devoted to God yet prone to melancholy, with a biblical examination of each of these themes. Dr. David Harrell
2004/05/1605/16/2004 The Men Jesus Shaped - 4 Matthew 10:2 A study of Bartholomew who was prone to prejudice, yet a seeker of God, with a digression into the dangers of the seeker sensitive movement and the Purpose Driven Church phenomenon. Dr. David Harrell
2004/05/0905/09/2004 Honoring Our Wives and Mothers Selected Passages A biblical reminder to men concerning the enormous importance of being Spirit controlled, loving our wives as Christ loves the church, and being faithful to discipline and instruct our children. Dr. David Harrell
2004/05/0205/02/2004 The Men Jesus Shaped - 3 Matthew 10:1-3 A study of Philip, the dangers of being consumed with process, protocol and being in control, with an emphasis on not allowing the fears of this world to cause us to erect idols of protection in our hearts. Dr. David Harrell
2004/04/2504/25/2004 The Men Jesus Shaped - 2 Matthew 10:1-15 A study of James and John, the importance of learning to rule our emotions rather than them ruling us, and replacing selfish ambition with humility. Dr. David Harrell
2004/04/1804/18/2004 The Men Jesus Shaped - 1 Matthew 10:1-15 A study of Peter and Andrew, the importance of training leaders in the church, how concentration produces multiplication, and how true ministry will always seem counterintuitive. Dr. David Harrell
2004/04/1104/11/2004 The Appeasement of Divine Wrath 1 John 4:10 A biblical examination of the holiness and wrath of God which together explain why God “sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10b). Dr. David Harrell
2004/03/2803/28/2004 Jesus’ Model for Ministry Matthew 10:1-8 A warning concerning apostasy and the historical and theological marks of genuine revivals of the Great Awakening in contrast to the phony revivals of our day. The exposition underscores six principles of ministry gleaned from the ministry of Jesus. Dr. David Harrell
2004/03/2103/21/2004 The Compassion of Christ Matthew 9:35-38 An examination of the transition from Jesus’ public to private ministry with an emphasis on His compassion, reflection (concerning the realities of eternal judgment for the wicked) and His provision for workers for the harvest. Dr. David Harrell
2004/03/1403/14/2004 Faith in the Merciful Son of David Matthew 9:27-38 A prophetic review of the glorious hope we have in Christ and how His miracles were a foretaste of millennial blessing. Also included is a digression exposing the dangers of the Word Faith Movement with a brief warning concerning Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin. Dr. David Harrell
2004/03/0703/07/2004 Celebrating Grace Matthew 9:14-26 An exposition examining three reasons Christians should celebrate grace; because Jesus fulfilled the Law, He saves sinners and He conquered death! Dr. David Harrell
2004/02/2902/29/2004 What Was the Passion of the Christ? Matthew 9:9-13 A general critique of the popular film, “The Passion of the Christ”, exposing the tragic theological distortions and deletions in the film compared to the true gospel manifested in the divine call and conversion of Matthew. Dr. David Harrell
2004/02/2202/22/2004 Trusting Jesus to Forgive Sin Matthew 9:1-8 Examining the power of faith, the passion of forgiveness, the pattern of futility and the prominence of fear, with a special emphasis on the doctrine of absolute depravity which necessitates sovereign election. Dr. David Harrell
2004/02/1502/15/2004 The Power and Authority of Jesus Matthew 8:23-34 This exposition examines how Jesus proved His deity by demonstrating His power and authority over nature, and over Satan and his minions (with an emphasis on the myths inherent in modern “spiritual warfare” theology). Dr. David Harrell
2004/02/0802/08/2004 The Cost of Discipleship Matthew 8:5-22 This exposition reveals the supernatural proofs of the deity of Jesus; answers the questions, “Is there healing in the atonement?” and “Why the increasing hatred of Jesus with every miracle He performed?”; and the difference between profession and devotion to Christ. Dr. David Harrell
2004/02/0102/01/2004 Jesus Heals - Proof of Messiahship Matthew 8:1-15 An exposition revealing the nature and purpose of Jesus’ miracles in contrast to the claims of the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements. Dr. David Harrell
2004/01/2501/25/2004 The Tragedy of Self-Deception Matthew 7:21-29 An examination of the nature of true saving faith compared to the apostate standard of modern evangelicalism and Jesus’ warning concerning those who have deceived themselves into thinking they are Christians when they are not. Dr. David Harrell
2004/01/1801/18/2004 Discerning False Prophets 2 Matthew 7:15-20 Four marks of a false prophet: who they impersonate; what they teach; how they live; who they attract. Dr. David Harrell
2004/01/1101/11/2004 Discerning False Prophets 1 Matthew 7:15-20 Examining how to spot purveyors of “wide gate” theology on a continuum from the innocently ignorant to the calculating charlatan. Dr. David Harrell
2004/01/0401/04/2004 The Broad and the Narrow Way Matthew 7:13-14 What Jesus considered true conversion—a radical departure from the wide gate theology of contemporary evangelicalism. Dr. David Harrell
2003/10/2610/26/2003 Lord Teach Us to Pray part 5 Matthew 6:13 This exposition unpacks the final petition concerning the crucial and often neglected issue of asking the Lord to “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Special consideration is given to the four stage progression of sin revealed in James 1:13-17, namely, temptation, lust, the sinful act and death. Dr. David Harrell
2003/10/1910/19/2003 Lord Teach Us to Pray part 4 Matthew 6:12 After discussing three factors that produce praying people, this exposition unveils the three concepts surrounding Jesus’ command for us to ask forgiveness of our debts, namely, our need for daily pardon, our provision for daily pardon and the precondition for daily pardon. Dr. David Harrell
2003/10/1210/12/2003 Lord Teach Us to Pray part 3 Matthew 6:9-13 This exposition examines the first of three categories of petitions found in the second section of Jesus’ model for prayer that addresses man’s need, namely, our dependence upon God. Special consideration is given to the importance of our requests being humble, confident and contented. Dr. David Harrell
2003/09/2809/28/2003 Lord Teach Us to Pray part 2 Matthew 6:10 This exposition examines the first three categories petitions that address God’s glory, namely, His name, His Kingdom and His will. Special consideration is given to the three distinct components of God’s will. Dr. David Harrell
2003/09/2109/21/2003 Lord Teach Us to Pray part 1 Matthew 6:5-9 This exposition introduces Jesus’ teaching on prayer by discussing three crucial aspects of prayer, namely, how not to pray, the attitude of prayer and Jesus’ model for prayer—a stark contrast to the ritualistic, mechanical, repetitious and ostentatious prayers of the hypocrite. Dr. David Harrell
2003/04/2004/20/2003 Now that the Veil has been Rent Hebrews 10:19-22 This exposition examines the dramatic picture off Christ's perfect atonement when the veil in the Temple was torn asunder. Three crucial concepts are considered, namely, the reality of the veil, the rendering of the veil and our response to the veil. Dr. David Harrell
2002/06/2106/21/2002 Comfort in the Valley part 3 Psalms 23 This exposition reveals the psalmists joyful celebration and confident trust in his Shepherd’s infinite care for him. Special consideration is given to the intriguing concept of his head being anointed with oil—a symbol of celebration, divine commissioning and power. Dr. David Harrell
2002/06/1406/14/2002 Comfort in the Valley part 2 Psalms 23 This exposition builds upon part one by focusing on the fascinating and practical insights concerning how a struggling pilgrim must traverse the dark and foreboding valleys of intense testing. Dr. David Harrell
2002/06/0706/07/2002 Comfort in the Valley part 1 Psalms 23 This exposition examines the context and overall content of Psalm 23—a powerful text offering comfort and perspective to those who find themselves in a wilderness of adversity, arousing our emotions with pictures of tender care, guidance, provision and protection. Part one considers first, the realities that God is a personal, attentive and sovereign shepherd, and second, the crucial need to understand the vivid imagery of the valley of the shadow death. Dr. David Harrell
2002/01/2701/27/2002 Slippery Slope of Sin James 1:13-17 This exposition could be considered a basic primer on the doctrine of sin. However, the general emphasis is to offer a practical understanding of the four stage progression of sin delineated in the text, namely, temptation, lust, the sinful act and death. Dr. David Harrell

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