Ephesians 6:6-8 ~ The Spiritual Perceptions for Serving Christ

These are not psychological principles. It’s a relationship with Christ. Have the correct perception here, because you are not serving men by obeying your master, you are serving Christ. It’s not me taking my orders from the Lord and going over here and having this human relationship. No, this is between me and the Lord. I’m serving the Lord; I’m not serving people.

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Matthew 17:1-8 Part 1 ~ The Purpose for the Transfiguration of Christ

You can’t have suffering and you can’t have the surrendering of your life to Christ without knowing that in the future there is going to be glory, and there is going to be transformation.  These two chapters together present the proper perspective of life.  Most of the time our perspective is incomplete; we only see the human, the suffering, the hardship, the difficulty.  It is very important that we see both the human and the spiritual.

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Acts 20:17-24

I’m going to suffer at the hands of people things that I never would have suffered had I not received Christ. Well, that is not very inviting except for the fact that loving the Lord and receiving the Lord is responding to what He did for me. He suffered at the hands of sinners for me and now He asks me to follow Him suffering at the hands of sinners.

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Matthew 16:21-28 Part 3 ~ The Consequences of Discipleship

This is Jesus being up front with people, telling them, “This is what it is going to take to be a disciple.” There are consequences for surrendering to Christ, you have to give up your life. You can’t just believe and go on your way. You must come behind Him and in order to do that, you must reject yourself.

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Sermon ~ What it Means to Be A Living Sacrifice

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Matthew 16:21-28 Part 2 ~ The Cost of Discipleship

I’m convinced that Christians have the most difficulty, not because Satan is fighting against them, but because they are fighting against God. We are trying to get that flesh off the cross. We are trying to get our life back. I want to be in charge. I want to accomplish the things that I want to accomplish. Jesus said, “You must deny yourself and take up your cross and follow behind Me.”

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Sermon ~ The Most Important Spiritual Principle of the Christian Faith

You see, when God gives the commission, God fulfills the commission. This is His work, not ours. Nowhere did God commission us, in our human effort, to do His work for Him.

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The Most Important Spiritual Principle of the Christian Faith

By Pastor Bill Klein             I have been involved in ministry for more than forty years and have always been motivated by the conviction that an extensive study of the Bible is necessary in order to properly present the Word of God; yet even as I […]

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Matthew 16:21-28 Part 1 ~ The Gospel of the Preservation of the Flesh

Our view and understanding of success, even as a Christian in this world is a lot different than how the Lord sees success in this world. The Lord sees His success, His mission as coming, suffering, being killed, and being raised. Whereas the disciples thought that they were going to go with Him into Jerusalem and just take over, win the victory.

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Sermon ~ Satan’s Only Weapon

Peter is talking to Christians. The devil is walking around and his only weapon against a believer in Christ is to find something to occupy the attention of the mind and take that believer away from Christ. Not spiritually, not as far as salvation goes, but to take one’s attention away from Christ.

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Sermons

Sermons

Most of the studies you will find on our site are exactly that – Bible studies, presentations of the teachings of the Bible. But, Pastor Bill, has been known, on occasion, to preach a sermon. You will find those sermons here.

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Matthew 16:13-20 Part 6 ~ Binding and Loosing

Salvation isn’t religious, it is spiritual. Literally, the Spirit of Christ comes in and unbinds Satan’s control over a person’s life and then binds that person to the Spirit of God.

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Romans 9:10-13 ~ Jacob I Loved, Esau I Hated

God chooses the people who are the opposite of what mankind would choose because God can work the same through anybody He chooses. It is going to come out the same because God is doing it.

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Matthew 16:13-20 Part 5 ~ The Meaning of “Church”

Wherever Christians were gathered together, they used the word ‘assembly,’ not ‘church’ as we know it today.

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Hebrews 13:10-17

Therefore, we should lift up our sacrifice, that is, the praise of our lips. We don’t bring animals, or beads, or physical tangible objects, to present to the Lord. We offer to Him the praises of our lips. That is our sacrifice. Confessing, notice the participle, to the name of Jesus. I belong to Jesus Christ, I confess to His name, and I identify with Him.

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Matthew 16:13-20 Part 4 ~ Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church

This is one of the most debated verses in the Bible. Many have just thrown their hands up in the air over a text like this and given their personal opinion, because most pastors and most Bible teachers are too busy to do extensive research to find out what the text is saying.  Is there a way to determine exactly what it is saying without getting into personal beliefs and opinions? I say to you there is, and we are going to unpack this for you.

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John 3:1-6

For people to see the kingdom of God, they must be born from above, they must experience a spiritual birth. Jesus is pointing to a heavenly, spiritual birth. He was saying to Nicodemus, “You’ve had a physical birth, now you need a spiritual birth.” Isn’t that interesting that the person in the highest religious order that a person can be in, can’t make it. They can’t even see and participate with the kingdom of God unless they experience a spiritual birth. A person is not saved until they have experienced a spiritual birth.

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Matthew 16:13-20 Part 3 ~ The Truth of Christ is only Understood Through the Revelation of the Holy Spirit

The reason why the truth of God must be revealed from heaven is because God has purposely chosen to make the truth a mystery that cannot be understood by human ability. All things are secret with God. It’s a mystery. You can’t join a religion and find out the truth of God. It must come directly from His Spirit.

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Hebrews 4:11-13

We can hear God’s Word and we can believe God’s Word, but we can also refuse to allow God’s Word to affect our hearts. We can cut it off at the head.  That is, we could intellectually and mentally get to know it and yet refuse to be persuaded. The Word of God is a very, very powerful thing and it is applied by the Spirit of God through persuasion.  Without surrendering to that persuasion we are lost.

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Matthew 16:13-20 Part 2 ~ The Truth of Christ Cannot Be Understood by Human Ability

I am not talking about a mystical revelation where people come up with things from out of the clouds. I am talking about revelation of the truth of the text itself and it becoming alive, just like Hebrews 4:12 says. That’s not knowledge, that is living.

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