Family Bible Church weekly message

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

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  • 09 The Pearls of Wisdom (Life and Health)

    09 The Pearls of Wisdom (Life and Health)

    26/07/2020

    Over the past three years, approximately $3.5-3.6 trillion has been annually on U.S. Health Care. That works out to be about: $10,739 per person per year. Put that together with the $11.6 billion that is spent annually in the Self-Improvement industry and you will note that mankind significantly cares about The Quantity and The Quality of Life. And yet, for all of the money that is spent in those areas ... as well as in the entertainment industry and consumable industries ... length of life and steadfast happiness is fleeting. It cannot be bought or purchased. This in fact, has been declared to by God in His Word. (Psalm 90:10,12 10 "The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years ... So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalms 39:4-7 4 "LORD, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. 5 Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is as nothing before You; certainly eve

  • 08 The Path of Wisdom

    08 The Path of Wisdom

    19/07/2020

    Today's message is a continuance of the "The Pursuit of Wisdom" ... As we considered over the past two weeks, IF TRULY WANT WISDOM and SEEK FOR IT LIKE THE TREASURE THAT IT IS ... THEN: YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF YHWH and FIND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. If you do that, then you will have begun walking along the PATH OF WISDOM. If you do that, then the goal is to continue to walk on the straight path! And THAT is the summation of living the Christian life!!! Jesus said, "I am the way ... no one comes to the Father except by me." (John 14:6) Jesus also said, "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matthew 7:13-14) Joshua was challenged in this light by YHWH, "Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the righ

  • 07 The Pursuit of Wisdom (Part 2)

    07 The Pursuit of Wisdom (Part 2)

    12/07/2020

    "The fear of YHWH is the beginning of knowledge." That is the over-riding precept for the book of Proverbs. From that precept is derived the principle that flows through much of the teaching and is the gist of many of the proverbs in the book - "The wise will desire wisdom and understanding; the fool will despise wisdom and understanding." Last week we began considering "The Pursuit of Wisdom." What we desire will guide our priorities and will be evidenced in our passions. In our passage, we see a large conditional statement with four requisites followed by a resultant promise based upon the faithfulness of YHWH. Last wee we considered the four requisites. Today, we want to consider the promised result and the basis for this promise. This message was presented on July 12, 2020 by Bob Corbin.

  • 06 The Pursuit of Wisdom

    06 The Pursuit of Wisdom

    05/07/2020

    Proverbs 1:5-7 "A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, to understand a proverb and an enigma, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." This passage provides us the Precept and Principle upon which the book of Proverbs is built. We have seen this precept and two-pronged principle continuously cropping up in each of the messages on the book of Proverbs so far. Today will be no different! Everybody has, in some manner, a "Wish List" ... or a "Bucket List" ... of things that they would like obtain, see, or accomplish. What is it that you TRULY WANT? What is on your BUCKET LIST? .... Where is wisdom on that list? Today, we want to begin considering Our Passion for Wisdom ... by considering The Pursuit of Wisdom for which this book calls. We will be considering this topic over the next two weeks. Our primary passage is established as a conditional statement with mu

  • 05 The Portrait of Wisdom

    05 The Portrait of Wisdom

    28/06/2020

    Proverbs 1:5-7 "A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, to understand a proverb and an enigma, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." This passage provides us the Precept and Principle upon which the book of Proverbs is built. We have seen it displayed in each of the past three messages; today, will be the same! Repetition is the key to learning! God desires for us to understand the importance of our response to the call of wisdom! In the beginning of the book, wisdom is personified as a woman whose call is in contrast to another woman (described as a harlot) who is the personification of foolishness. Today, we want to consider the Portrait that is verbally given within the first nine chapters of the book. This message was presented on June 28, 2020 by Bob Corbin.

  • 04 The Propagation of Wisdom

    04 The Propagation of Wisdom

    21/06/2020

    So far in our study of the book of Proverbs, we have considered that the purpose of the book of Proverbs is to provide wisdom, knowledge, discipline, understanding, discernment and discretion. Additionally, we have seen that the primary precept of the book is: the fear of YHWH is the beginning of knowledge. The principle then that is derived from that precept is that those who are wise will seek the wisdom and understanding, but fools will despise wisdom and understanding. Last week, we began considering Solomon's Counsel to his son to make it his goal to Possess Wisdom. He warned him against the counsel of sinners who would seek to have him focus on the Wealth of the World instead. The proposition of the book of Proverbs is that Wisdom is the best thing that we can possess. Today, we continue looking to Solomon's desire to Propagate Wisdom to his children by considering his Challenge recorded at the beginning of chapter 4. The use of doublets, as a literary device (coupled synonyms, binomial expressions,

  • 03 The Possession of Wisdom

    03 The Possession of Wisdom

    14/06/2020

    The Purpose of the book of Proverbs is to provide wisdom, knowledge, instruction, understanding, discernment and discretion. Last week, we considered the primary precept of the book: the fear of YHWH is the beginning of knowledge. The principle then that is derived from that precept is that those who are wise will seek the wisdom and understanding, but fools will despise wisdom and understanding. As we continue in our study of the book, we instantly see Solomon place a challenge to his son regarding choices. This book of Proverbs is all about choices! Our choices will be affected by our desires - in the end, what is it that we want to possess? The proposition of this book is that Wisdom is the best thing that we can possess. This message was presented on June 14, 2020 by Bob Corbin.

  • The Fear of YHWH

    The Fear of YHWH

    07/06/2020

    Google Self-Help Books ... 5.1 Billion results!!!! ... Self-Improvement Industry - $11.6 Billion in 2019. Scriptures are "God-Breathed" and written via holy men moved by the Holy Spirit to complete and equip the man of God to all good works (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Tim 3:16-17). The Wisdom recorded in the book of Proverbs has stood the test of time. It was "written" to provide us with: wisdom, knowledge, instruction, understanding, discernment and discretion. Last week, we began an Introduction into the book of Proverbs by considering the Purpose of the writing and beginning to consider the primary Principle and Precept. Today, our goal is to continue our consideration of the primary Principle and Precept of the book. This message was presented on June 7, 2020 by Bob Corbin.

  • An Introduction to Proverbs

    An Introduction to Proverbs

    31/05/2020

    Google Self-Help Books ... 5.1 Billion results!!!! Self-Improvement Industry was worth $11.6 Billion in 2019, and is estimated to grow to $13.2 Billion per year by 2022! Where are people turning to find wisdom, knowledge, instruction, understanding, discernment and discretion? The world and relative truth! The Wisdom recorded in the book of Proverbs has stood the test of time. It was "written" by a small group of individuals 2500-2800 years ago! Ultimately, we understand that these authors were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21), such that every word is "God-breathed" in order to fully equip the man of God to all good works (2 Tim 3:16-17). Sadly, those who are called by God's name turn to the world for wisdom rather than to He who is the source of all true Wisdom! Lord willing, we will spend at least 12 weeks considering the wisdom recorded in this book. We will not be able to consider it verse-by-verse but rather thematically - considering a group of like passages. However, we will still conside

  • In Defense of the Ministry (Part 3b - Pauls Challenge)

    In Defense of the Ministry (Part 3b - Paul's Challenge)

    24/05/2020

    This is the 17th, and final, message in this series on Paul's second epistle to the church of Corinth. We began studying this epistle in January and, specifically, this last section of Paul’s letter at the end of March. Over the past three weeks we have been considering Paul's defense of his ministry and how that applies to our own ministries. We have considered Paul's call and his credentials. In those messages, we saw how Paul continually pointed the Corinthians to Christ. A truly called minister of God would seek to glorify God by guiding those in his sphere of influence according to the truth of God. Hence, Paul warned them regarding false ministers who proclaim a false Jesus, have a false spirit, and teach a false gospel. These false ministers seek to enslave believers in legalism, devour their resources, divide the true church, exalt themselves, and intimidate believers into obeying them. The true minister seeks to emulate Christ in his ministry. Last week, we began considering Paul's final challenge to

  • In Defense of the Ministry (Part 3a - Pauls Challenge)

    In Defense of the Ministry (Part 3a - Paul's Challenge)

    17/05/2020

    This is the 16th message in this series on Paul's second epistle to the church of Corinth; we began studying this last section of Paul's letter at the end of March. Over the past two weeks we have been considering Paul's defense of his ministry and how that applies to our own ministries. We have considered Paul's call and his credentials. In those messages, we saw how Paul continually pointed the Corinthians to Christ. A truly called minister of God would seek to glorify God by guiding those in his sphere of influence according to the truth of God. Hence, Paul warned them regarding false ministers who proclaim a false Jesus, have a false spirit, and teach a false gospel. These false ministers seek to enslave believers in legalism, devour their resources, divide the true church, exalt themselves, and intimidate believers into obeying them. The true minister seeks to emulate Christ in his ministry. Today, as we close this epistle, we will consider Paul's final challenge to the Corinthians: a challenge to tes

  • In Defense of the Ministry (Part 2 - Pauls Credentials)

    In Defense of the Ministry (Part 2 - Paul's Credentials)

    10/05/2020

    This last section of Paul's second epistle to the Corinthians deals specifically with the affliction that comes with "spiritual warfare." As we seek to serve Christ we will experience opposition. We are told in God's Word that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." (Eph 6:12) As we have seen, this battle is primarily directed against the glory of God by attacking the truth of His Word. This attack is two-fold: attacking the message itself and then, also the messenger. We considered first, the attack on God’s message and our responsibility to clothe ourselves with the armor of God, the weapons of our warfare, in order to defend the truth and to disarm the attacks against it. Last week, we began considering the attack upon the messenger of the truth. If Satan can silence the messenger, he hinders the proclamation of the truth. As our ministry is attacke

  • In Defense of the Ministry (Part 1 - Pauls Calling)

    In Defense of the Ministry (Part 1 - Paul's Calling)

    03/05/2020

    Approximately one month ago, we began considering this last section of Paul's second epistle to the church of Corinth. This last section deals specifically with the affliction that comes with "spiritual warfare." We are told in God's Word that we "do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." (Eph 6:12) As we have seen, this battle is primarily directed against the glory of God by attacking the truth of His Word. This attack is two-fold: attacking the message itself and then, also the messenger. We have considered the attack on God's message and our responsibility to clothe ourselves with the armor of God, the weapons of our warfare, in order to defend the truth and to disarm the attacks against it. Today, we begin to consider the attack upon the messenger of the truth. If Satan can silence the messenger, he hinders the proclamation of the truth. In warfare, the

  • The Weapons of our Warfare (Part 3 - Pulling Down Strongholds)

    The Weapons of our Warfare (Part 3 - Pulling Down Strongholds)

    19/04/2020

    This message was presented using Zoom Teleconferencing as the 5th of our "Worship from a Distance" during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In our study of Paul's 2nd letter to the Corinthians, we have been studying Paul's transition into a consideration of spiritual afflictions. Paul is reminding the believers of Corinth that the ultimate war that we are in is a spiritual war. Hence, we do not war according to the flesh. Prior to our week of Prayer and Fasting, we considered the spiritual discipline of fasting and the spiritual power that is derived from "true fasting." We then considered the "Armor of God" that Paul describes in Ephesians 6. Two weeks ago, we began examining the utilization of these spiritual weapons of warfare by considering the first, of four items, against which which we battle: Strongholds. We are told that these spiritual weapons are to be used for the Pulling Down of Strongholds. During that message, we considered four strongholds that we fight against: Ignorance, Idolatry, Iniquity,

  • The Garden, The Cross and The Resurrection

    The Garden, The Cross and The Resurrection

    12/04/2020

    Our Resurrection Day 2020 Service was celebrated via Zoom. Our three elders: David Hayes, Bob Corbin, and Steve Moore, each taught on a portion of this magnificent event. Examining the Garden, we see manhood side of Christ struggling with the affliction that He is about to undergo. Yet, in the end, it is the will of the Father which is chosen. Examining the Cross, we see that Christ completed the prophecies regarding His coming, the law of Moses, and the payment for our sins. Examining the Resurrection, we see that it is a Reality, a Warning, a Promise and a Hope. This message was presented on April 12, 2020 by David Hayes, Bob Corbin, and Steve Moore.

  • The Weapons of our Warfare (Part 2 - Pulling Down Strongholds)

    The Weapons of our Warfare (Part 2 - Pulling Down Strongholds)

    05/04/2020

    This message was presented using Zoom Teleconferencing as the 3rd of our "Worship from a Distance" during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last week, we began focusing on the next section of Paul's 2nd letter to the Corinthians. Throughout the letter, Paul has built his exhortations and encouragements around the central theme of believers living their lives within an atmosphere of afflictions. He began his letter discussing the purpose of afflictions and then sharing from his own life. He then provided encouragement, by reminding the believers of their new standing in Christ and how they are being continually changed from glory to glory. God, as the Master Sculptor, is chiseling away on us - His new creations! He who began the good work in us IS CONTINUING to perform it ... UNTIL the day of Christ! He is molding us and conforming us to the image of His blessed Son - according to His promise and plan! As that work is being accomplished, there will be opposition in the spiritual realm. As we considered the "Weapons of

  • The Weapons of our Warfare (Part 1)

    The Weapons of our Warfare (Part 1)

    29/03/2020

    This message was presented using Zoom Teleconferencing as the 2nd of our "Worship from a Distance" during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have spent the last two Sundays considering the subject of fasting and have spent this past week in a special time of prayer and fasting. As mentioned in those messages, what originally seemed to be hiatus from our series actually was an addition to our series. For today, we come to the portion of Paul's 2nd letter to the Corinthians where he will begin to take on probably the greatest affliction that we can face - spiritual affliction in the form of attacks against the truth of the Scriptures and the obedience to that truth. Paul begins this portion by declaring his desire to exhort them in meekness and gentleness, rather than in boldness. However, there were some - false teachers - who were challenging his authority and the message which God had given him to share. When you begin to share the truth of God's Word, and begin to seek to live according to it's standards, you wil

  • The Heart of Fasting

    The Heart of Fasting

    22/03/2020

    This message was presented using Zoom Teleconferencing as the 1st of our "Worship from a Distance" during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last week we began a two-part consideration on the spiritual discipline of fasting. We are considering this topic in preparation for our week of prayer and fasting (this week), and as an extension of the teaching on Spiritual Warfare which we will have from 2 Corinthians 10:1-7, Lord willing, next week. As we saw last week, fasting, in its proper form, is when you abstain from food and/or drink for a period of time. That concept has been extrapolated to other realms as well (especially during the season of "Lent".) Fasting was seen in the Old Testament to be an "affliction of the soul." However, this temporal affliction of our physical body is for a great spiritual purpose. Last week we considered the call to fasting. Today, we want to consider the "Heart of Fasting." What does God consider to be a "Proper Fast?" This message was presented on March 22, 2020 by Bob Corbin.

  • The Call to Fasting

    The Call to Fasting

    15/03/2020

    We have been studying Paul's second epistle to the church of Corinth for the past two months. With our spring week of Prayer and Fasting coming up a week from now, I would like to present a little teaching on the subject of fasting. This is not a commonly taught on topic in the greater church anymore. Yet, it is a discipline that is assumed to be in the life of those who seek YHWH. At first, I considered this teaching to be a break from our teaching in 2 Corinthians, but as I meditated upon it I realized that actually this teaching on fasting will be just an amplification of the next portion of our study - 2 Corinthians 10:1-7 - and our consideration of spiritual warfare. For one of our primary spiritual weapons, as we will see, is indeed the discipline of fasting. What is "Fasting"? Fasting, in its proper form, is when you abstain from food and/or drink for a period of time. That concept has been extrapolated to other realms as well (especially during the season of "Lent".) Fasting was seen to be an "afflict

  • The Principles and Promises of Giving

    The Principles and Promises of Giving

    08/03/2020

    In the last message, we saw how afflictions reveal our faith. Within the context of that theme, Paul refers to the testimony of the believers in Macedonia who gave great evidence of their faith - in the midst of their affliction - by giving to the needs of the saints in Judea (cf. Romans 15:25-26). This abundant giving was founded on the fact that they had first given of themselves to the Lord. They understood that everything that they owned was actually under His stewardship and for His glory. As we will continue to examine today, they gave out of their great devotion for what God had done for them. Hence, the Priority of Giving is giving yourself first. Today, we pick up on the theme of giving by considering the Principles, and Promises, of Giving that Paul gives in chapters 8 and 9. This message was presented on March 8, 2020 by Bob Corbin.

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