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2019 YP Convention Discussion Group Outline #1—The Signs of the Times  Rev. David Noorman    With a simple prophetic reference to the destruction of the temple (Matt. 24:2), the disciples’ minds immediately went to the end of the world, “Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, […]

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The Sermon on the Mount

Outline XIII Fasting   Matt. 6:16-18—“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you,They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou ap­pear not […]

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I Corinthians 10:1 – 11:1

LESSON 33 Beware, The Voice of Old Testament History (I Cor. 10:1-6)   Paul re-broadcasts the voice of Old Testament history for our benefit, that is for our warning, admonition and instruction. They who are sincere will take it to heart, others will disregard it. By the trail of dead men’s bones you can trace […]

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Effective Personal Bible Study

Read Psalm 119:97–104. In almost every verse of this psalm the psalmist speaks of God’s word, law, testimonies, ways, precepts, statutes, commandments, or judgments. But these words are not limited to the ten commandments, although they are certainly included. Rather, in this psalm the psalmist praises God’s word—the Holy Scriptures. For us, who live in […]

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Praying in Harmony with God’s Will

1 John 5:14–15 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” Scripture teaches that God hears and […]

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Judging

Does the Bible forbid or allow one human to judge another human in light of Matthew 7:1, “Judge not that ye be not judged.” In general, today’s society advocates tolerance. Every person is believed to have the right to determine good and evil for themselves and may do so without any opposition from another. We […]

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Prayer

  Read James 5:13–20   Idea of Prayer What is prayer? Who can pray? (John 9:31) Why pray when God knows everything already? Does prayer actually change things?   Necessity of Prayer Is prayer important? Why so?  (Psalm 50:14–15) Why must we pray for each other? James 5.   If prayer is so important, why […]

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The Devil and the End Times

Rev 12:9, 12–13, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:  he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  Therefore rejoice ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them.  Woe to the inhabiters of the earth […]

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The Devil and Pop Culture

Leviticus 18:3–5 “After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do:  and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.  Ye shall do my judgments and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am […]

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The Devil and Our Relationships

Our Lord and heavenly Father has seen fit in his infinite wisdom and counsel to bless us with relationships.  This is born out of the perfect fellowship and communion that he enjoys in his triune self.  We have so many and varied relationships in our lives that serve to test and strengthen our faith and […]

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Convention Discussion Outlines

#1: Awareness in the Last Days Reading: 2 Timothy 3 Are we in the last days? What do you see around you that shows that we are in the last days? Why do we need to be aware of these signs of the last days? What are false ideas about the end of the world […]

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Walking in Love

2 John 5–6, “And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.  And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye […]

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Not Ashamed of the Truth

2 John 1–4, “The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us forever. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the […]

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Dealing With False Teachers

2 John 7–13, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.  Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in […]

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Who Is On the Lord’s Side?

The history of the church is filled with examples of wicked and riotous living.  It is a cycle of sin, God’s judgment, Israel’s repentance, and God’s redemption.  The same can be said of the New Testament church.  From Revelation, in the letters to the seven churches, we learn of the different stages and ways of […]

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Church Membership

To be Reformed is to have a high view of church membership; and not just membership for its own sake, but membership in the true, instituted church of Jesus Christ where the marks of the true church are clearly discerned.  Lively, active church membership and diligent use of the means of grace are ideas that […]

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The Christian and Facebook

Some statistics: • 54% of teens between the ages of 13 and 14 have a Facebook account. On average, teens between the ages of 15 and 17 spend 20 hours a week on Facebook. From April 2008 to April 2009, total minutes spent on Facebook increased from 1.7 billion minutes to 13.9 billion minutes–an increase […]

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Proper Judging in a Time of Tolerance

To judge is to make a pronouncement of what is right or wrong. The common view today is that we may not judge, but rather are to show tolerance. We must accept homosexuality as a viable lifestyle, abortion as a personal choice and drunkenness as a fun past time. The world openly embraces all manner […]

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Honoring Authority

As creator of all things, God has the ultimate authority and he has given this authority to men to accomplish his purpose and good pleasure. This authority of man is always subject to God’s authority, and this is found in the Bible as God’s revelation of himself and his will for our lives. Read these […]

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Godly Esteem of Self and Others

Many of God’s people have either a poor self-image, or proud self-confidence. At the same time, we often use a wrong standard when evaluating others. Our goal in this discussion is 1) to promote proper self-image and godly confidence by learning to see ourselves as God sees us, and 2) to promote a godly way […]

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There are several reasons why we need to understand Genesis 1, and how to defend 24-hour creation. First, Genesis 1 begins with “in the beginning.” This is the beginning of God’s sovereign plan of salvation which he would work through his son for his people. Secondly, it is likely that we will be exposed to a creation heresy, […]

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The Antithesis

I. The Idea of the Antithesis — The antithesis refers to the separation and opposition between darkness and light, believer and unbeliever, church and world. A. Look up and meditate on the following verses. How do these verses bring out the truth of the antithesis? Amos 3:3 Ephesians 5:11 James 1:27 I Cor. 5:9-11 I […]

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