March 28 2008

Question and Answer Time 03/27/08

John answers the questions; "in light of I Timothy 2:10-11, why do we allow women Sunday school teachers?", "how does God remain just in 2 Samuel 24, when He insights David to sin and then punishes David for it?", "Why does God deal with David and not all Isreal?", "How can angels be assigned tasks that seem contrary to the commands of God?", and "Jesus said he was coming back soon, and a day is as a thousand years, how long, and what does all that mean?"

NOTE: John is answering these on the spot.  He is not granted the privilege of knowing the questions ahead of time.

March 26 2008

Skepticism and Unbelief; Doubting Thomas

Brother Greg Smith examines the concepts of doubt and unbelief in detail through the story of, perhaps the most famous skeptic, Doubting Thomas.

March 18 2008

Surely this man is the son of God

Greg smith leads the congregation in a study of the Roman Gaurd's perspective at the cross. 

Important Note: Throughout the service on Sunday morning a drama took place in which first, a teenager walked in during the worship music playing his own rock music on head phones, droped his skate board, shook his head, leaned against the cross, shaking his head in disaproval of the service, then turning to look at the cross he shook his head and picked up a nail from the foot of the croos and left.  A little later in the service, the same young man returned through the choir doors, this time obviously in college, he sat and began typing on his lap top, attempting to study over the music, constantly shaking his head in irratation with the service disturbing his study, he stood from his seated position, put his lap top away, picked up another nail, and walked out shaking his head in irratation.  A little later in the service, same man came out, this time he was grown up in a business suit, talking on a cell phone.  Leaning against the cross, he didn't even notice the people singing as he gabed away on the phone.  After a few minutes he ended his phone conversation and looked at the cross, picked up a nail, and exited as if in a hurry to go somewhere.  Just before the message, a grown man carrying a golf bag entered and braced himself on the cross so he could tie his shoe.  As he tied his shoe a young girl came out to him and asked, "Daddy, aren't you coming to church with us today?"  The father turned to the child and gently explained that today was his only day off and he always spent his only day off golfing.  The little girl turned and walked out sad, then shortly returned and asked, "don't you know that Jesus died for you?"  The man stood up shocked by his daughter's words.  Now he was holding all three nails and a hammer.  He looked at the cross and stumbled out leaving his golf bag.  Finally, after the sermon, the man came in the front of the church, droped his hammer and nails at the foot of the cross, and fell to his knees...  he remained there until the end of the service.  

March 13 2008

What We Are

This is a short sermon in which John outlines very very simply what our youth group is about.  As part of the larger whole of FBC, John expresses that we are a people who abide in Christ, we are a people who love Christ, and we are a people who love each other. 

Next week there will be no sermon on wed.  The month of April John is going to take some hard questions from the congregation and we will return to the book of I John in May. 

March 11 2008

The Other Theif

Greg Smith leads the congregation in understanding what grace is through an in depth look at the theif on the cross. 

What is Truth?

Greg Smith lays out clearly for the FBC Family the conversation that took place between Jesus and Pilate. 


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