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We believe that verse by verse Biblical teaching is the best way to feed growing Christians. We are currently in a series “Acts of the Sent Ones” , going verse by verse through the book of Acts.  It is our prayer that as we teach in this fashion, God will reveal the issues in our lives that matter today.  He has always been faithful to give us just the right word for every season.

January 2015

Running from God

Jonah was a man who knew God and could recognize His voice. Though Jonah was a prophet of God he had his own idea on how to live his life. The Bible says that upon hearing the word of the Lord and God’s plan for him that instead of obeying; Jonah ran away from the […]

Jesus is the Sabbath

In the Old Covenant; the Sabbath was a covenant sign between man and God that pointed to the New. In the New Covenant, Jesus is the covenant sign between man and God! Jesus said in Matt 5:17 that He didn’t come to destroy the law or the prophets. He came to fulfill them (or to […]

Old Testament Names and Titles of Jesus

What’s in a name? In our culture, though we may try to give a name to our child that suits him or her or what we want them to one day be like; mostly our names only serve to distinguish us apart from one another. Not so in Biblical times, particularly in the Old Testament. […]

December 2014

Prophecies of Jesus in the Old Testament

The Old Testament as a whole points to Jesus. Specifically there are numerous passages of prophecy relating to the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. These prophecies are not just in the major and minor prophets of the OT, but also found in the Psalms and historical books as well. When sin entered into the world, so […]

Christmas Eve – Jesus is Immanuel

Jesus’ most precious name in my estimation is that of Immanuel, “God with us”. God. With. Us. Let that now very common Christmas familiarity sink in for a minute. Through Jesus and our faith and reliance in Him, God is with us; without separation. He communes with us, he makes His habitat in our hearts […]

Jesus in the Law AND Grace

The Law and Grace are often viewed as enemies; the former coming before Jesus. But Jesus isn’t absent in the Law. Yes, even the Law points to Jesus! How can the God of the Old Testament who condoned wholesale killing of other nations be the God of the New Testament where His love and grace […]

OT Foreshadows of Jesus

If “a picture is worth a thousand words” then an acted out or spoken visual is all the more effective. Jesus Himself communicated often using parables. The study of how God used pictures to teach His people is usually called typology; which means expressing concepts or messages through the use of types or word pictures. […]

The OT Gospel

Many see the Old Testament merely as “The Law” and the New Testament as “Grace”. We have been mistaken to believe that grace, salvation, and the gospel were first introduced into the world upon the incarnation of Jesus and the four gospel books penned that start our New Testament. However, the gospel of salvation and […]

November 2014

The Old Testament is Not Obsolete

The Old Testament is often misunderstood, ignored, or even maligned in the church today as we embrace the New Testament almost exclusively. The OT is mainly relegated to moralistic “Sunday School Bible stories” or biographical examples of how to live or not live. On the road to Emmaus Jesus appeared to His disciples and “beginning […]

The Divine Design – Dating God’s Way

Week Four: Dating God’s Way a. A historical perspective on dating (modern day concept) b. The purpose of dating – preparation for marriage c. Emotional vs. logical reasoning: Keeping your head screwed on straight when you can’t think that way d. Guidelines for Christian dating e. Keeping boundaries for the safety of both

The Beauty and Purpose of Sex

Week Three: The Beauty and Purpose of Sex a. The original design and purpose of sex b. The sexual desires within male and female c. Biological versus emotional and spiritual aspects of sex d. What is fornication and why does God condemn it? e. The terrible consequences of adultery and why God condemns it. f. […]

The Marriage Covenant

Society views marriage as an open-ended contract that is entered into with self-centered motives and desires. When these felt needs are no longer met, the marriage dissolves. After all, aren’t we supposed to be happy? The way that God would have us view marriage is a self-less, binding covenant between a husband, wife, and God. […]

God’s Amazing Creation of the Sexes

How many jokes and anecdotes have you heard about the differences between men and women?  It is so incredibly obvious that men and women are indeed different but these differences we all see and experience are all by design.  In this first message in the Divine Design Series we will go all the way back […]

October 2014

God’s Heart for the Needy

The Bible makes it very clear that as the people of God we are directed continually to provide for, feed, assist, and preach the gospel to the poor. “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear […]

The Overarching Purpose of God (Acts 28:17-30)

Everything led up to this. Paul’s citizenship, his missionary journeys, his imprisonment; everything led up to Paul reaching Rome, the epicenter of the Gentile world. God was the master architect orchestrating Paul being on mission for Him. God isn’t just concerned with one man, but all men; that they may know Him. Everything and everyone […]

Out of the Fold, Into the Flock – (John 9-10)

Neil is Senior Pastor and Lead Elder at Trinity Chapel in Knoxville, TN. He has pastored several churches and is team leader of MasterBuilders, a network of New Testament Churches. Neil is a gifted teacher with a deep knowledge of Scripture.

The Promise of Healing (Acts 28:1-11)

The book of Acts contains some powerful stories of miraculous healings.  If we are honest we will look at these scriptures and then look at our reality and see that these healings don’t appear to be happening today as much as they did then.  It is a good question to ask ‘why’?  In this message […]

September 2014

Finding Peace and Meaning in the Storms of Life (Acts 27:1-44)

In an account that sounds like a story from some great novel we read 44 action packed verses about the story of the fated ship Paul is sailing and which is finally wrecked on a reef on Malta. In the story we read this storm was huge and went on for days and days. Men […]

Sharing Your Testimony (Acts 21:17- Acts 26)

The Apostle Paul is brought to trial in a long narrative found in Acts 21:17- Acts 26. We see how Paul stands up boldly for his faith in Christ and in Jesus’ resurrection. We also read how he recants his testimony of how he met Jesus, was radically saved and called to be a herald […]

Knowing and Obeying the Will of God – (Acts 21:1-15)

Most Christians will tell you they want to obey the will of God.  We love to say, “I want to do what God wants me to do.”  It sounds good doesn’t it?  The problem is most of us say that phrase with two fingers crossed behind our backs.  In this account in Acts Paul get […]

Why So Serious? (Acts 20:22-38)

Paul shows us just how dedicated and sold-out he is to His Lord. He considers his life outside of Christ as nothing, gladly being imprisoned and beaten for the sake of Jesus who suffered for him. Paul’s only desire is to finish the race and complete the task given to him that of testifying of […]

August 2014

How We Do Church – (Acts 20:1-21)

Paul sent for the elders of the church at Ephesus to say goodbye to them, encourage them and charge them as shepherds since he knew his time was approaching the end. He gave them instructions as overseers of the flock. Paul also reminded them that he has not hesitated to teach publicly (in the temple […]

The Kingdom, the People of God, in the City – (Acts 19:23-40)

The Holy Spirit Experience (Acts 19:1-22)

In Ephesus, Paul asked some disciples, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed (or translated, after you believed)?” Every Christian born of the Spirit “has” the Holy Spirit.  Nevertheless, there is a second general experience with the Holy Spirit, the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” which is not simultaneous with birth in the […]

Apollos: Teacher & Student – Acts 18:1-28

In Acts 18:24 we are introduced in the narrative to the person of Apollos.  He was a Jew.  A native of Alexandria who was an educated man and a man of considerable oratory gifts.  He was preaching the ‘way of the Lord’ but apparently (vs. 25) he was still lacking some knowledge or truth.  That […]

Using what you Have (Acts 17:16-34)

The Apostle Paul ministered to the Areopagus in Athens in a powerful way. He used what they were already familiar with; pointing to inscriptions on objects of their idol worship and quoting their own poets. This he did to springboard proclamation of the gospel and introduction of THE one true God. Similarly, Jesus pointed to […]