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Revelation 2021-22

  1. Why Should We Study Revelation? (Revelation 1:1-3)
  2. Why Are Grace & Peace Even Possible? (Revelation 1:4-6)
  3. Why Will You Weep When Jesus Returns? (Revelation 1:7)
  4. Did you have one of those weeks? (Revelation 1:8)
  5.  What Can We Learn From John’s Sunday On Patmos? (Revelation 1:9-11)
  6. Will You Turn To See Jesus? Part 1 (Revelation 1:12-16) 
  7.  Will You Turn To See Jesus? Part 2 (Revelation 1:14-20) 
  8. What Can We Learn From Ephesus? Part 1 (Revelation 2:1-7)
  9. What Can We Learn From Ephesus? Part 1 (Revelation 2:1-7)
  10. What Can We Learn From Smyrna? (Revelation 2:8-11)
  11. What Can We Learn From Pergamum? (Revelation 2:12-17) 
  12. What Can We Learn From Thyatira? (Revelation 2:18-29)
  13. Is Your Good Reputation Fair? (Revelation 3:1-6)
  14. Do You Feel Insignificant and Overwhelmed? (Revelation 3:7-9)
  15. Will you walk through the doors He's opening this year? (Rev 3:8-13)
  16. Are You Self-Deceived? (Revelation 3:14-22)
  17. Did You Think This Was About You? (Revelation 4)
  18. What’s The Plan? (Revelation 5)
  19. Crazy Horsemen Or The Evening News? (Revelation 6:1-8)
  20. Do You Want To Be In This Number? (Revelation 6:9-11)
  21. Who Can Stand? (Revelation 6:12-17, 7:9-10)
  22. Are You Trusting His Seal? (Revelation 7)
  23. When will you be silent? (Revelation 8:1-5)
  24. Do you have all the time in the world? (Revelation 8:6-13)
  25. Are you being destroyed? (Revelation 9)
  26. Does your life have an encouraged purpose? (Revelation 10)
  27. How will the gospel spread? (Revelation 11:1-14)
  28. What are you looking forward to? (Revelation 11:15-19)
  29. Is Jesus your dragon slayer? (Revelation 12)
  30. Who Can Fight The Beast? (Revelation 13:1-10)
  31. Will You Be Marked By Deception? (Revelation 13:11-18)
  32. Are You Part Of This Warrior-Choir? (Revelation 14:1-7)
  33. What’s Next? (Revelation 14:6-20) (PAUSED HERE FOR SUMMER IN PSALMS 5)

Galatians Study

  1. Are You Living Grace and Peace? (Galatians 1:1-5)
  2. Are You Trusting A False Gospel? Part 1 (Galatians 1:6-7)
  3. Are You Proclaiming A False Gospel? (Galatians 1:8-10)
  4. What Can We Learn From Paul’s Testimony? Part 1 (Galatians 1:11-16a)
  5. What Can We Learn From Paul’s Testimony? Part 2 (Galatians 1:16-2:10)
  6. Who Do You Consider Unworthy Of Grace? (Galatians 2:11-16)
  7. What Is Our Relationship To The Law? (Galatians 2:17-21)
  8. How Does Personal Experience Point To Justification By Faith? (Galatians 3:1-5)
  9. How Does Abraham Point To Justification By Faith? (Galatians 3:5-22)
  10. How Does Our Position Point To Justification By Faith? (Galatians 3:23-29)
  11. Are You An Heir Or A Slave? (Galatians 4:1-11)
  12. Will Christmas Save You? (Galatians 4:8-11)
  13. Do You Have A Ministering Heart? (Galatians 4:12-13)
  14. How Do You Handle The Truth? (Galatians 4:12-20)
  15. Why Is This Allegory Here? (Galatians 4:21-27)
  16. Why Is This Allegory Here... Again? (Galatians 4:28-31)
  17. Are You Living In The Freedom Of Grace? (Galatians 5:1-4) (Jedidiah's Baptism)
  18. Are You Eager & Loving? (Galatians 5:5-6)
  19. Why Is False Teaching A Big Deal? (Galatians 5:7-12)
  20. Are You Free To Just Do...Whatever? (Galatians 5:13-15) 
  21. Are You Deliberate About...Walking? (Galatians 5:16-18) 
  22. What Does It Look Like To Walk By The Spirit? (Galatians 5:19-25) Part I
  23. What Does It Look Like To Walk By The Spirit? (Galatians 5:22-23) Part II
  24. What Does It Look Like To Walk By The Spirit? (Galatians 5:24-25) Part III 
  25. Is Your Perspective of Self Too Much, Too Little, Or Just Right? (Galatians 5:25-26)
  26. Do You Love Enough To Restore? (Galatians 6:1)
  27. Do You Mutually Minister? (Galatians 6:2-6) 
  28.  What Is Your Heart Pursuing? (Galatians 6:7-10)  
  29. Will You Glory In His Grace? (Galatians 6:11-18)

 James Study

  1. PONDERING... What should we expect from this James study? (James 1:1)
  2. PONDERING... How are you responding to trials? (James 1:2-5)
  3. PONDERING... Where do you find your confidence? (James 1:5-12)
  4. PONDERING... Are you tempted? (James 1:13-18)
  5. PONDERING... How's your temperament? (James 1:19-21) 
  6. PONDERING... Is this real life? (James 1:22-25) 
  7. PONDERING... Is your religion worth it? (James 1:26-27)  Sermon Before COVID-19 Quarantine
  8. PONDERING... Do you care? (James 2:1-13) 
  9. PONDERING... Is your faith alive? (James 2:14-26) 
  10. PONDERING... How big is your mouth? (James 3:1-12) 
  11. PONDERING... Do you want to be wise? (James 3:13-18)
  12. PONDERING... Why aren't you a peacemaker? (James 4:1-6)
  13. PONDERING... How Do We Experience Grace When We Have Sinful Hearts? (James 4:7-12)
  14. PONDERING... How shouldn't we plan for the future? (James 4:13-17)
  15. PONDERING... What if you just... don't? (James 4:17)
  16. PONDERING... Are your priorities empty? (James 5:1-12)
  17. PONDERING... Do you have a praying perspective? (James 5:13-20)

Who Is This Child? (Isaiah 9:6) 

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3

Acts Study

  1. PONDERING... Are you part of this story? (Acts 1:1-5)
  2. PONDERING... Are you gazing or going? (Acts 1:6-11)
  3. PONDERING... How do we decide? (Acts 1:12-26)
  4. PONDERING... What's Coming From Your Lips? Part 1 (Acts 2:1-16)
  5. PONDERING... What's Coming From Your Lips? Part 2 (Acts 2:14-21)
  6. PONDERING... What's Coming From Your Lips? Part 3 (Acts 2:22-41)
  7. PONDERING... Are you a healthy Christian in a healthy church? (Acts 2:42-43)
  8. PONDERING... What are the side effects of healthy (true) Christianity? (Acts 2:44-47)
  9. PONDERING... Are you looking for alms? (Acts 3)
  10. PONDERING... What do you expect when sharing the Gospel? (Acts 4:1-4)
  11. PONDERING... Does The Exclusivity of Jesus Make You Bold or Blind? (Acts 4:5-16)
  12. PONDERING... Should Christians Obey The Law? (Acts 4:15-22)
  13. PONDERING... How should we pray in the midst of trials? (Acts 4:23-31)
  14. PONDERING... Has Grace Impacted Your Billfold? (Acts 4:32-35)
  15. PONDERING... How Seriously Do You Take Personal Hypocrisy? (Acts 4:36-5:11)
  16. PONDERING... Are You Thankful For... Floggings? (Acts 5:12-42)
  17. PONDERING... How Do We Avoid Church Splits? (Acts 6:1-7)
  18. PONDERING... What Needs Need Met? (Discussion based on Acts 6:1-7)
  19. PONDERING... Dynamically or Disastrously Devoted? (Acts 6:8-15)
  20. PONDERING... How Do We Defend The Faith? (Acts 7)
  21. PONDERING... Are Hardships The End Of Grace? (Acts 8:1-8)
  22. PONDERING... To Praise or To Be Praised? (Acts 8:9-25) CHRISTMAS 2018
  23. PONDERING... What Should We Remember When Sharing The Gospel? (Acts 8:26-40)
  24. PONDERING... What Prevents You From Being Baptized? (Acts 8:36-38)
  25. PONDERING... Are You Kicking Against The Goads? (Acts 9:1-11)
  26. PONDERING... What If You Don't Want To? (Acts 9:10-23)
  27. PONDERING...What If Your Plans Crumble? (Acts 9:23-26--Upward Devo)
  28. PONDERING... What If Your Plans Crumble? (Acts 9:23-31)
  29. PONDERING... Why Now? (Acts 9:31-42)
  30. PONDERING... What If God's Word Challenges Your Understanding? (Acts 9:43-10:23)
  31. PONDERING... Are Your Expectations Eager Or Meager? (Acts 10:24-48)
  32. PONDERING.. How Do We Address Doubts About God's Movement? (Acts 11:1-18)
  33. PONDERING... Are You Called A Christian? (Acts 11:19-30)
  34. PONDERING... How Earnestly Do You Pray? (Acts 12:1-19)
  35. PONDERING... Would You Rather Be Eaten By Worms? (Acts 12:20-13:3)
  36. PONDERING... Are We The Blind Leading The Blind? (Acts 13:4-12)
  37. PONDERING... Will You Rise For Him? (Acts 14:1-7)
  38. PONDERING... Do You Want The One You Need? (Acts 14:8-28)
  39. PONDERING... Is It Worth The Fight? Part 1 (Acts 15:1-35)
  40. PONDERING... Is It Worth The Fight? Part 2 (Acts 15:36-41)
  41. PONDERING... How Are You Influencing The Next Generation? (Acts 16:1-5, 2 Tim 1:5)
  42. PONDERING... Are You In The Center Of God's Will? (Acts 16:6-15)
  43. PONDERING... Have you been freed from bondage? (Acts 16:16-34)
  44. PONDERING... Do you have a heavenly perspective? (Acts 16:16-40)
  45. PONDERING... How do you use your lips and ears? (Acts 17:1-14)
  46. PONDERING... How are you engaging the world? Part 1 (Acts 17:14-21)
  47. PONDERING... Do You Care Enough To Engage Minds? (Acts 17:22-34)
  48. PONDERING... How Do You Witness In Sin City? (Acts 18:1-8)
  49. PONDERING... Does Serving Jesus Make You Weary & Afraid? (Acts 18:9-17)
  50. PONDERING... What can we learn from these 6 transition verses? (Acts 18:18-23)
  51. PONDERING... Have you experienced grace that gives? (Acts 18:24-28)
  52. PONDERING... Do others see Jesus in Youn? (Acts 19:1-20)
  53. PONDERING... What won't you let go? (Acts 19:21-34)
  54. PONDERING... Are you an offensive or defensive Christian? (Acts 19:35-41)
  55. PONDERING... Will your weariness lead to death? (Acts 20:1-12)
  56. PONDERING... Do you have a shepherd's heart? Part 1 (Acts 20:13-27)
  57. PONDERING... Do you have a shepherd's heart? Part 2 (Acts 20: 25-38)
  58. PONDERING... What if you know you're right? (Acts 21)
  59. PONDERING... Why is this happening to you? (Acts 22-23:11)
  60. PONDERING... What are you expecting this year? (Acts 23:11-35)
  61. PONDERING... Are you pushing away the truth? (Acts 24)
  62. PONDERING... Are you hot under the collar? (Acts 24)
  63. PONDERING... Are you ready to speak... and listen? (Acts 25-26)
  64. PONDERING... How is the weather at the center of God's will? (Acts 27:1-26)
  65. PONDERING... Is there a purpose in this storm? (Acts 27:27-28:10)
  66. PONDERING... How will your story end? Part I (Acts 28:11-23)
  67. PONDERING... How will your story end? Part II (Acts 28:24-31)

Mark Study

  1. PONDERING... Mark His Words (Mark 1:1)
  2. PONDERING... Are you preparing the way for Jesus? (Mark 1:1-8)
  3. PONDERING... Why was Jesus baptized and tempted? (Mark 1:9-13)
  4. PONDERING... How will you react to the King? (Mark 1:14-31)
  5. PONDERING... Why can't they speak? (Mark 1:34, 40-45)
  6. PONDERING... Faithful Endurance (Mark 1:32-29) with video
  7. PONDERING... What do you need? (Mark 2:1-12)
  8. PONDERING... Is Religion Bad? (Mark 2:18-22)
  9. PONDERING... Did Jesus Come For You? (Mark 2:13-17)
  10. PONDERING... What's up with the Sabbath? (Mark 2:23-28)
  11. PONDERING... Why are you angry? (Mark 3:1-6)
  12. PONDERING... A few notes on the crowd (Mark 3:7-12)
  13. PONDERING... Who does Jesus call and why? (Mark 3:13-19)
  14. PONDERING... Is there an unforgivable sin? (Mark 3:22-30)
  15. PONDERING... What happens when we share the Gospel? (Mark 4:1-9, 14-32)
  16. PONDERING... Does Jesus Hate Families? (Mark 3:20-21, 31-35)
  17. PONDERING... Does Jesus Care? (Mark 4:35-41)
  18. PONDERING...Why did Jesus use parables? (Mark 4:10-13, 33-34)
  19. PONDERING... What happens when you're saved? (Mark 5)
  20. PONDERING... Why did they reject Him? (Mark 5-6:6)
  21. PONDERING... A few quick questions from Mark 5-6:6
  22. PONDERING... Are you ready to go? (Mark 6:7-13)
  23. PONDERING... What opportunities do you seize? (Mark 6:14-29)
  24. PONDERING... Will you rest like this? (Mark 6:30-44)
  25. PONDERING... Do you believe the truth about Jesus? (Mark 6:45-52)
  26. PONDERING... Why do we need this reminder? (Mark 6:53-56)
  27. PONDERING... Do you have a fine way of rejecting God? (Mark 7:1-23)
  28. PONDERING... Would you be happy with Jesus' crumbs? (Mark 7:24-30, 8:1-10)
  29. PONDERING... If your ears are closed, do you have anything to say? (Mark 7:31-37)
  30. PONDERING... Do you need a sign? (Mark 8:11-26)
  31. PONDERING... Who do you think Jesus is? (Mark 8:27-31)
  32. PONDERING... Who is the Christ and what does it mean to follow Him? (Mark 8:31-38)
  33. PONDERING... What can we learn from the transfiguration? (Mark 9:1-13)
  34. PONDERING... What if all you can do is pray? (Mark 9:14-31)
  35. PONDERING... Do you want to be great? (Mark 9:30-37)
  36. PONDERING... What hills are you dying on? (Mark 9:38-41) with video
  37. PONDERING... Are you salty? (Mark 9:42-50)
  38. PONDERING... Why would we talk about divorce on a Sunday morning? (Mark 10:1-12)
  39. PONDERING... What is Jesus saying about kids? (Mark 10:13-16)
  40. PONDERING... How are you facing mission impossible? (Mark 10:13-28)
  41. PONDERING... Are you glad to be part of the family of God? (Mark 10:13-14, 28-31)
  42. PONDERING... What can we learn from The Ransom for Many? (Mark 10:32-45)
  43. PONDERING... How are you dealing with your blindness? (Mark 10:32-52)
  44. PONDERING... Why this triumphal approach? (Mark 11:1-11)
  45. PONDERING... Are we praying boldly? (Mark 11:22-25)
  46. PONDERING... Why is Jesus yelling at a fig tree? (Mark 11:11-25)
  47. PONDERING... Why doesn't Jesus answer them? (Mark 11:27-33)
  48. PONDERING... What will you do with the cornerstone? (Mark 12:1-17)
  49. PONDERING... Is close close enough? (Mark 12:18-34)
  50. PONDERING... Whose Son is the Christ, and why should you care? (Mark 12:35-37) 
  51. PONDERING... What Gives? (Mark 12:38-44)
  52. PONDERING... How Should We Live At The End (Part 1)? (Mark 13:1-13)
  53. PONDERING... How Should We Live At The End (Part 2)? (Mark 13:14-37)
  54. PONDERING... How Can We Avoid Abandoning Jesus? (Mark 14:1-11)
  55. PONDERING... Will You Abandon Jesus Too? (Mark 14:10-72)
  56. PONDERING... Why Does Communion Matter? (Mark 14:22-25)
  57. PONDERING... Do You Feel Overwhelmed and Unappreciated? (Mark 14:32-50)
  58. PONDERING... Is Jesus On Trial? (Mark 14:53-65)
  59. PONDERING... What Can We Learn From Pilate? (Mark 15:1-15)
  60. PONDERING... Do You Care About The Crucifixion? (Mark 15:16-39)
  61. PONDERING... Are You Looking For Jesus? (Mark 15:39-16:8)
  62. PONDERING... Did You Think This Would Never End? (Mark 16:9-20)

Summer in Psalms

  1. PONDERING... Where does true happiness come from? (Psalm 1)--Summer 1 (2018)
  2. PONDERING... Who is your king? (Psalm 2)
  3. PONDERING... How do you face fear? (Psalm 3)
  4. PONDERING... How do you sleep at night? (Psalm 4)
  5. PONDERING... How can you approach the Holy God? (Psalm 5)
  6. PONDERING... Have you ever been completely broken? (Psalm 6)
  7. PONDERING... Are you falsely accused? (Psalm 7)
  8. PONDERING... Who am I that God is mindful of me? (Psalm 8)
  9. PONDERING... Will you remember? (Psalm 9)
  10. PONDERING... Do you ever feel abandoned by God? (Psalm 10)
  11. PONDERING... Do you ever want to run away? (Psalm 11)
  12. PONDERING... Why is the world so messed up? (Psalm 12)
  13. PONDERING... Are you honest with God? (Psalm 13)
  14. PONDERING... Diagnosis: Are you a fool? (Psalm 14)
  15. PONDERING... Have You Been Rescued? (Psalm 15)
  16. PONDERING... Are you on the path of life? (Psalm 16)
  17. PONDERING... How do you pray? Part 1 (Psalm 17)
  18. PONDERING... How do you pray? Part 2 (Psalm 17)
  19. PONDERING... What do you remember? (Psalm 18)
  20. PONDERING... How do you make it through? (Psalm 18)
  21. PONDERING... Have You Seen The Truth? (Psalm 19:1-11) --Summer 2 (2019)
  22. PONDERING... Does The Truth Of Jesus Bring You To Your Knees? (Psalm 19:12-14)
  23. PONDERING... How Do You Pray In Times Of Trouble? (Psalm 20)
  24. PONDERING... How should a daddy lead? (Psalm 21)
  25. PONDERING... Do you feel hopeless? (Psalm 22)
  26. PONDERING... Are you afraid? (Psalm 23)
  27. PONDERING... Why should I care about the King of Glory? (Psalm 24)
  28. PONDERING... What are you waiting for? (Psalm 25)
  29. PONDERING... Are you slandered? (Psalm 26)
  30. PONDERING... What is your one thing? (Psalm 27)
  31. PONDERING... How honestly do you pray? (Psalm 28)
  32. PONDERING... Does His power bring you peace? (Psalm 29)
  33. PONDERING... Do you praise? (Psalm 30)
  34. PONDERING... What if your life stinks right now? (Psalm 31:1-13)--Summer 3 (2020)
  35. PONDERING... Are you living like He has the whole world in His hands? (Psalm 31:14-24)
  36. PONDERING... Are you a happy saint or a hell-bound mule? (Psalm 32)
  37. PONDERING... Do you really worship? (Psalm 33:1-9)
  38. PONDERING... Is there any hope for our country? (Psalm 33:10-22)
  39. PONDERING... Are you experiencing God's goodness?--Part 1 (Psalm 34:1-8)
  40. PONDERING... Are you experiencing God's goodness?--Part 2 (Psalm 34:8-22)
  41. PONDERING... Should we pray for the judgment of the wicked? (Psalm 35)
  42. PONDERING... Do you realize how much you need God's love? (Psalm 36)
  43. PONDERING... Has Your Envy Of The Lost Led to Worry? (Psalm 37:1-7)
  44. PONDERING... Are you angry or humble? (Ps 37:8-17)
  45. Are You Living With A Grace Perspective? (Psalm 37:18-26)
  46. What Will Eternity Look Like For You: Hope or Hate? (Psalm 37:27-40)
  47. What If Your Sins Lead To Sorrow? (Psalm 38:1-9)--Summer 4 (2021)
  48. What If Your Sins Lead To Sorrow? Part 2 (Psalm 38:9-22)
  49. When Life is Hard...? (Psalm 39) (Father's Day 2021)
  50. Have You Experienced This Deliverance? (Psalm 40:1-5)
  51. How Does The Heart Of God Lead To Our Freedom? (Psalm 40:6-8
  52. Is Your Proclamation Bold & Joyful? (Psalm 40:9-10)
  53. Do You Have A Persistent, Eternal Perspective? (Psalm 40:11-17)
  54. Do You Care About The Least? (Psalm 41:1-3)
  55. What Do We Do With Gossip? (Psalm 41:4-8)
  56. Have You Been Betrayed? (Psalm 41:9-13)
  57. What Will You Do With Despair? (Psalm 42-43)--Summer 5 (2022)

John

  1. Older Versions John 1-8
  2. Pondering... John 9 (includes video)
  3. Pondering... John 10:6-10
  4. Pondering... John 10:11-16
  5. Pondering... John 10:17-18
  6. Pondering... John 10:19-30
  7. Pondering... John 10:30-42
  8. Pondering... The Love that Waited and the Illness that Leads to Life (John 11:1-6)
  9. PONDERING... Time and Jesus (The Resurrection of Lazarus Part 2: vs7-16)
  10. PONDERING... Truth in the Midst Trials (The Resurrection of Lazarus Part 3:vs 17-27)
  11. PONDERING... Tears in the Midst Trials (The Resurrection of Lazarus Part 4: vs 28-35)
  12. PONDERING... Spiritual Resurrection (The Resurrection of Lazarus Part 5: vs 36-44)
  13. PONDERING... Our Dealings With The Dead? (The Resurrection of Lazarus Part 6: vs 39-44)
  14. PONDERING... Faith in...? (John 11 part 7)
  15. PONDERING... Anointing Jesus (John 12:1-3)
  16. PONDERING... Faking It (John 12:4-8)
  17. PONDERING... John 12:9-19
  18. PONDERING... The King's Proclamation (John 12:20-26)
  19. PONDERING... Serving a Troubled Savior? (John 12:27-28)
  20. PONDERING... For This Purpose (John 12:27-33)
  21. PONDERING... What Kind of Death Did Jesus Die? (John 12:27-33 Sermon)
  22. PONDERING... Sons of Light (John 12:34-36)
  23. PONDERING... Could Not Believe (John 12:37-43)
  24. PONDERING... I'm Selfish and Need Saving (John 12:44-50)
  25. PONDERING... Stinky Feet and Everlasting Love (John 13:1-17)
  26. PONDERING... Another Dose of Stinky Feet (John 13:12-20)
  27. PONDERING... Betrayal and Sovereignty (John 13:21-32)
  28. PONDERING... God's Glory and Our Purpose (John 13:31-35)
  29. PONDERING... The Prediction of Peter's Denial. (John 13:36-38)
  30. PONDERING... What Are These Things? (John 14-16) (Fuller Sermon)
  31. PONDERING... To Be Unshaken In This World (John 14:1-14)
  32. PONDERING... Lover not a Reader? (John 14:15)
  33. PONDERING... Love, Reveal, Indwell (John 14:21-24)
  34. PONDERING... The Peace of God (John 14:27)
  35. PONDERING... John 14:28-31
  36. PONDERING... John 15:1-8 (Vinedresser, Vine, and Branches)
  37. PONDERING... Branches that Bear Fruit (John 15:1-11)
  38. PONDERING... The Greatly Loved Love Greatly (John 15:12-17)
  39. PONDERING... Hated By The World (John 15:18-16:4a)
  40. PONDERING... Our Advantage (John 16:4-15)
  41. PONDERING... Joy in Christ (John 16:16-33)
  42. Where Does Hope Come From? (John 16:33)--Notes For Hope 2021
  43. PONDERING... Jesus Glorified (John 17:1-5)
  44. PONDERING... Kept and Sanctified (John 17:6-19)
  45. PONDERING... Unity and Purpose (John 17:20-26)
  46. PONDERING... The Saving I Am (John 18:1-11)
  47. PONDERING... A Trial, a Traitor, and the Truth (John 18:12-28)
  48. PONDERING... Jesus Before Pilate (John 18:28-19:17)
  49. PONDERING... The Finishing Crucifixion (John 19:16-42)
  50. PONDERING... Jesus Exceeds Expectations (John 20:1-22)
  51. Will Easter Exceed Your Expectations? (John 20:1-22) -Easter 2022
  52. PONDERING... A Few Observations on John 20:19-23
  53. PONDERING... The Thomas Climax (John 20:24-31)
  54. PONDERING... Fishers of Men (John 21:1-7)
  55. PONDERING... Shepherds of Sheep (John 21:7-25)

1 John

  1. Pondering... 1 John Challenge
  2. PONDERING... Why 1 John?
  3. PONDERING... The Witness, The Witnessed, and The Reason (1 John 1:1-4)
  4. PONDERING... You are a Sinner. Stop it. (1 John 1:5-2:2)
  5. PONDERING... Christians Live It (1 John 2:3-6)
  6. PONDERING... Christians Love (1 John 2:7-14, 3:11-24, 4:7-12, 19-21)
  7. PONDERING... Do Not Love the World? (1 John 2:15-17)
  8. PONDERING... Antichrists and Saints (1 John 2:18-29)
  9. PONDERING... Children of God and Children of Satan (1 John 3:1-11)
  10. PONDERING... Witnesses (1 John 5:5-13)
  11. PONDERING...That We May Know (1 John 5:13-17)

2 John

  1. PONDERING... A Full Greeting (2 John 1-3)
  2. PONDERING... Walking in Truth and Love (2 John 4-13)

3 John

  1. PONDERING... A Little 3 John Context
  2. PONDERING... The Greeting: A Testimony of Christian Friendship (3 John 1-4, 13-15)
  3. PONDERING... Gaius: A Testimony of Faithful Service Through Hospitality (3 John 5-8)
  4. PONDERING... Diotrephes: A Testimony of Self-Serving Destruction (3 John 9-11)
  5. PONDERING... Demetrius: A Testimony of a Worthy Life (3 John 11-12)

Revelation 2016

  1. PONDERING...I'm Terrified To Teach Revelation...But I Shouldn't Be (Revelation 1:1-3) 
  2. PONDERING... The Greeting Part 1: Undeserved, Wonderful, God-given Grace and Peace (Revelation 1:4-6)
  3. PONDERING... The Greeting Part 2: An Awful Return (Revelation 1:7-8)
  4. PONDERING... Sunday on Patmos (Revelation 1:9-11)
  5. PONDERING... A Picture of Jesus (Revelation 1:12-20)
  6. PONDERING...Toil in Truth and Love: A Lesson from Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7)
  7. PONDERING... Pure and Persecuted: A Lesson from Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11)
  8. PONDERING: Constant or Compromising?: A Lesson from Pergamum (Rev 2:12:17)
  9. PONDERING...Do not Tolerate Sin: A Lesson from Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29)
  10. PONDERING... Are you Alive?: A Lesson from Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6)
  11. PONDERING... Is Your Faith Unshaken?: A Lesson from Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13)
  12. PONDERING... Are you Repulsive?: A Lesson from Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22)
  13. PONDERING... Are you Worshiping at the Throne? (Revelation 4)
  14. PONDERING... Who is Worthy? (Revelation 5)
  15. PONDERING... How Are You Facing Upheaval? (Revelation 6--Bare-Bones)
  16. PONDERING... Are you Standing? (Revelation 7)
  17. PONDERING... A Tale of Two Homecomings (Revelation 7:9-17, 22:14-15)
  18. PONDERING... Do your prayers change the world? (Revelation 8:1-5)
  19. PONDERING... Will You Repent? (Revelation 8:6-9:21)
  20. PONDERING... Will you remember God? (Revelation 10)
  21. PONDERING... Are you secure? (Revelation 11:1-13)
  22. PONDERING... Do you want Jesus? (Revelation 11:14-19)
  23. PONDERING... There Be Dragons Part 1 (Revelation 12)
  24. PONDERING... There Be Dragons Part 2 (Revelation 13-14)
  25. PONDERING... Another Look at the End (Revelation 15-16)
  26. PONDERING... Will you fall with the world or stand with Jesus? (Revelation 17-19:5)
  27. PONDERING... Marriage Supper of the Lamb OUTLINE ONLY (Revelation 19:1-6)
  28. PONDERING... Feasted On/Sin is Serious (Revelation 19:11-21)
  29. PONDERING... The Millennium (Not Falcon) (Revelation 20)
  30. PONDERING... He Makes All Things New (Revelation 21-22:5) [Bare-Bones Notes]
  31. PONDERING... Be Ready For Jesus! (Revelation 22:6-21) [The Last Lesson]

Sermon On The Mount

  1. PONDERING... Are you empty? (Matthew 5:1-3)
  2. PONDERING... Are you glad to be sad? (Matthew 5:4)
  3. PONDERING... Are you the best thing since sliced bread? (Matthew 5:5)
  4. PONDERING... What is the longing of your heart? (Matthew 5:6)

The Lord's Prayer

  1. PONDERING... Praying To Our Holy Father (Matthew 6:9)
  2. PONDERING... Desiring God’s Will (Matthew 6:10)
  3. PONDERING... Praying for Carbs (Matthew 6:11)
  4. PONDERING... Praying as a Saved Sinner (Matthew 6:12-15)

How do we live in the face of trials?

  1. PONDERING... Will you remember God? (Revelation 10:1-6)
  2. PONDERING... Will you remember your mission? (Revelation 10:5-11)
  3. PONDERING... Will you Baa? (Psalm 23:1-4)
  4. PONDERING... Will you be His guest? (Psalm 23:5-6)
  5. PONDERING... Will you live in peace? (Philippians 4:4-7)
  6. PONDERING... Will your actions be driven by the right thoughts? (Philippians 4:8-9)
  7. PONDERING... Will you face trials...together? (Galatians 6:1-5)
  8. PONDERING... What kind of friend are you? (3 John 1-4)
  9. PONDERING... Will you persevere? (Galatians 6:7-10)
  10. PONDERING... What will you imitate? (3 John 9-12)

The Church

Miscellaneous

  1. Pondering... The Way
  2. Pondering... Teaching and the Class of 2014
  3. Pondering... The Meaning of Life and the Bible (includes video)
  4. Pondering... Clouds and Fire
  5. Pondering... Freedom
  6. Pondering... Thoughts on Hell
  7. Pondering... (Fear) Sources of Anxiety and the Meaning of Life (includes video)
  8. Pondering... (Pride) Sources of Anxiety and the Meaning of Life (includes video)
  9. Pondering... (Money) Sources of Anxiety and the Meaning of Life
  10. Pondering... (Family) Sources of Anxiety and the Meaning of Life
  11. Pondering... You Missing God Because of You?
  12. Pondering... Matt Chandler's Gospel Project Lesson on Sexuality
  13. PONDERING... Killer Snakes and the Promise of Eternal Life
  14. PONDERING...10 Books
  15. PONDERING... 183 Years
  16. PONDERING... Sending Daniel
  17. PONDERING... Giving
  18. PONDERING...Catechism Chat
  19. PONDERING... What is the chief end of man?
  20. PONDERING... What is our only hope in life and death?
  21. PONDERING... Short Thought On Wandering
  22. PONDERING... You Did Nothing
  23. PONDERING... Merit-Based Salvation?
  24. PONDERING... How can we glorify God?
  25. PONDERING.. Some Fun With Hercules
  26. PONDERING... What is God?
  27. PONDERING... How Many Persons Are There In God?
  28. PONDERING... Bread Alone
  29. PONDERING... A Truth Thought
  30. PONDERING... What are the decrees of God?
  31. PONDERING... What is the work of creation?
  32. PONDERING... How and why did God create us?
  33. PONDERING... What are God's works of providence?
  34. PONDERING... Conviction 60 Years in the Making (A Message from Great-Grandpa Cook)
  35. PONDERING... What do the Scriptures principally teach? --AND-- What does the law of God require?
  36. PONDERING... What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?
  37. PONDERING... What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?
  38. PONDERING... What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments? (Quick breakdown)
  39. PONDERING... I WILL make you brave (Sermon Notes)
  40. PONDERING... What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?
  41. PONDERING... Keeping the Law
  42. PONDERING... Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?
  43. PONDERING... Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?
  44. PONDERING... What is sin?
  45. PONDERING... 2 Chronicles 7:14
  46. PONDERING... Truths Little Grandma Knew
  47. PONDERING... What is idolatry?
  48. PONDERING... Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?
  49. PONDERING... Who is the Holy Spirit
  50. PONDERING... Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought into God’s favor?
  51. PONDERING... Who is the Redeemer?
  52. PONDERING... What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?
  53. PONDERING... How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
  54. PONDERING... What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?
  55. PONDERING... Wherein did Christ's humiliation and exaltation consist?
  56. PONDERING... A wasted gift
  57. PONDERING... Psalm 1
  58. PONDERING...You Are What You Eat
  59. PONDERING... Are You In Good Hands? (Isaiah 66:12-13, Mother's Day 2017)
  60. PONDERING... Does the Reformation Matter? 
  61. PONDERING... Tiny Glimpse of Something Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6, Christmas Program 2017)
  62. PONDERING... Where does our help come from? (Easter Sunrise 2018)
  63. PONDERING... How do I share the Gospel?
  64. PONDERING... How are we sharing the Good News? (Annual Meeting 2018)
  65. PONDERING... The Best News Ever (Christmas Program 2018)
  66. PONDERING... Where Is Your Treasure? (Matthew 6:19-21)
  67. PONDERING... Why should you care about God's goodness? (James 1:13-18) VBS FamDay
  68. PONDERING... What if people talk trash? (Psalm 26)
  69. PONDERING... What is Jesus doesn't move like you expected? (Matthew 21:1-6) COVID-19 
  70. PONDERING... Is Easter more than a feeling? (Isaiah 53) COVID-19
  71. What If Your Homecoming Isn’t Like You Planned? (Jeremiah 29:4-13) (Homecoming 2020)
  72.  Does Always Include 2020? (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
  73. Are You Missing Out On Your King? (Matthew 21:1-16) (3/28/21) 
  74. What Are You Looking At? (John 1:29)
  75. Mom, Do You Know You’re Loved? (Revelation 7:17) (Mother's Day 2021) 
  76. Will you put on love? (Col 3:14-17)
  77.  What Is The Secret To Facing… All Things? (Philippians 4:12-13) (Family Day 2021)
  78.  Could You Use A Little Encouragement? (2 Corinthians 4:16-18) Annual Meeting 2021
  79. How will you react to the truth of Jesus? (Luke 2:8-20) Christmas 2021
  80. Christmas Day Was Yesterday; What Now? ((Matthew 2:1-2 & Luke 1:26-38)
  81. Is His Kingdom... Everything? (Matthew 13:44-46)--Youth Rally 2022
  82. Thanks, Mom (1Corinthians 1:4-9) (Mother's Day 2022)
  83. Dads, How Are You Loving? (Ephesians 6:4) Father's Day 2022

Videos

  1. PONDERING... Go Fly A Kite
  2. PONDERING... Snow Day To Do
  3. PONDERING... Graduation 2015 and the Spidey-Speaker
  4. PONDERING... Daddy's Hands Special
  5. PONDERING... Plagiarism
  6. PONDERING... Post Awareness
  7. PONDERING... I Really Need A Snow Day
  8. PONDERING... Procrastination in Education
  9. Ordination Video Part 1
  10. Ordination Video Part 2

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