Thematic Studies: Message Listing

New Covenant

authentic Christianity 2 Cor 2:14 - 3:5
The Power You Already Have Eph 1:15-23
Pots, Pressures, and Power 2 Cor 4:7-12
Doing What Comes Unnaturally 1 Tim 1:8-11
The Man God Uses Rom 1:13-16
The Whole Story
2 Cor 9:8
The Secrets of God
1 Cor 2:1-16
When Stones Cry Out
Luke 19:37-40
Galatians 5:13-26
How to Kill a Lion on a Snowy Day
1 Chron 11:22-24

Body Life

Spiritual Warfare

The Battle of Life

The Weapons of Our Warfare
2 Cor 10:1-4
Pulling Down Strongholds
2 Cor 10:3-4
The Methods of Madness
2 Cor 10:3-5
How Christians Attack
2 Cor 10:4-5
Capturing by Craft
2 Cor 10:3-5
The Secret Government of Earth
2 Cor 10:5
Bringing Thoughts into Captivity
2 Cor 10:2-6

Single Messages

Faith and Modern Knowledge
Col 2:6-11
A Word to the Wise
Col 4:2-4

Short Essay

On "Binding Satan" Galatians 5:1


Servant Leadership

The Lord and His Church Various
Honored Servants Jn 13:12-17
Leadership in the Church Mk 10:35-45
Servant Leadership and Eldership Various
A Pastor's Authority Mk 10:42-43a

When All Else Fails...Read the Directions

Introduction Eph 1:22-23
Ch 1: Can It Be? Matt 16:18
Ch 2: The Living Church Eph 4:1-16
Ch 3: Looking for Missing Links Eph 4:16
Ch 4: Leadership... or Domination? Matt 23:8-10
Ch 5: God Gives Pastors--For What? Jn 8:28-29
Ch 6: Workers Together with God Ac 10:34-44
Ch 7: Motivating Men Exodus 3:7-4:14
Ch 8: Kinks in the Links Luke 12:37
Ch 9: Spiritual Boot Camp 2 Cor 2:14
Ch 10: Letters to the 20th Century Church Rev 2:29
Appendices Various

Expository Preaching

The Glory of Preaching
1 Cor 2,4
The Preparation of Expository Sermons
The Accountability of the Preacher
1 Cor 4
On Expository Preaching Various
The Primacy of Preaching Various
What the Bible Means to Me Jer 15:16

Baptism, Tithing & Church Discipline

The Meaning of Baptism
Tithing Deut 26:1-10
The Godly Use of Assets, Time and Money Various
Tell It to the Church
Matt 18:15-18

Lessons from the Past

Secret Growth Mk 4:26-29


Jesus Teaches on Prayer

Why Pray?
Luke 18:1-8
The Nature of Prayer
Luke 18:9-14
How Jesus Prayed
Luke 11:1
The Pattern Prayer
Luke 11:2-4
When Prayer Becomes Personal
Luke 11:3-4
Prayer's Certainties
Luke 11:5-13
Praying Together
Matt 18:18-20
The Holy Spirit and Prayer
Jn 14:12-17
The True Lord's Prayer
Jn 17:1-3
Prayer's Possibilities Today
Jn 17:4-8
Christ Prays for You
Jn 17:9-19
The Prayer for Unity
Jn 17:20-26

Old Testament Prayer

The Beginning of Prayer
Gen 3:8-13
Prayer's Anchor
Gen 18:22-33
Prayer's Essentials
Gen 32:9-32
Prayer's Possibilities
Num 11:4-34
Prayer's Practicality
1 Chron 4:9-10
Prayer's Fruitfulness
1 Sam 1:1 - 2:11
Prayer's Frontiers
2 Chron 6:12-40
Prayer's Humility
Dan 9:1-23
Prayer's Relationships Jb 42:5-10
Prayer's Resources
2 Chron 14:2 - 16:12
Prayer's Delays
Hab 1:1 - 3:19

Christian Living

The Christian and His Possessions

God or Mammon
Matt 6:19-24
That You Might Be Rich
2 Cor 8:9
What is Money For?
Luke 16:1-14
Prodigality Without Pressure
1 Cor 16:1-2
Blessing Without Measure
2 Cor 8:9-15, 9:1-15

Guidelines for the Home

Parents Are People
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Healing Hereditary Hurts
Deuteronomy 6:7
What Every Child Should Know
Proverbs 1 - 9
Life, the Teacher
Deuteronomy 6:5-7
The Sign of Authority
Deuteronomy 6:8-9
The Disciplines of God
Heb 12:3-17

The Christian and Moral Conditions

Faith at Home
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
What is Sex?
Gen 2:18-25
What Every Husband Should Know
1 Peter 3:7
What Every Wife Should Know
1 Peter 3:1-6
Life Without Marriage
1 Cor 7:7-38, Mat 19:5-12
Truth for Youth
Eccles 11:9

The Christian in Modern Society

More Than Others
The Christian and Food Fads
The Christian and Patriotism
The Christian View of Evolution

Treasures of the Parables

Treasures of the Parables

What to Do While Waiting
Matt 24:45-51
Here Comes the Bridegroom
Matt 25:1-13
To Risk or Not to Risk
Matt 25:14-30
God and the Unthinking
Luke 15:1-7
God and the Neglected
Luke 15:8-10
God and the Rebellious Luke 15:11-24
God and the Respectable
Luke 15:25-32
Get Smart with Money
Luke 16:1-14
The Main Thing
Luke 16:19-31
The Cure to Loneliness
Jn 12:20-26
Breaking the Resentment Barrier
Matt 18:21-35
The Chance to Live
Matt 22:1-14

Questions and Answers

The Church, The Home and The Nation

Where is the Church?
Matt 18:20
What Is the Home?
What is the Nation?
Rom 13

The Tongues Question

This "Tongues" Question
1 Cor 14:1-37
The True Gift of Tongues
Ac 2-16
The False Gift of Tongues
1 Cor 12, 14
Tongues and Prophesying 1 Cor 14

Single Messages

Should a Woman Teach in Church? 1 Cor 14:33-35
True Worship Various


Christmas and Easter


What Child is This?
Heb 1:1-4
Boils at Christmas
Jb 19:13-27
The Coming of Joy Luke 2:10-11
When Grace Appeared
2 Tim 1:8-10


The Death of Death 2 Tim 1:10
Life Beyond Death
2 Cor 5:1-10
A Note of Certainty 2 Tim 2:3-8
Who's Minding the Store Rev 1:17-18
Follow the Leader 2 Tim 2:8
The Fact of Facts 1 Cor 15:1-20
A Living Hope
1 Peter 1:3
The Answer to Death Jn 11:25-26
What Difference Does it Make? 1 Cor 15


Doctrinal Topics

Problems Confronting Man

The Scars of Sin
Rom 6:16
The Authority of the Word
2 Tim 3:1-17
Man in Three Worlds
1 Cor 1:18 - 2:16
Christians Unabridged
Mat 11:28-30
Finding the Will of God
1 Thess 4:3
The Point of No Return
Deuteronomy 11:10-12

The Nature and Person of Jesus

Bread from Heaven
Jn 6:27-57
The King of Peace
Gen 14:17-24
At Judas' Feet Jn 13:1-20
The Servant of the Lord
Isa 42:1-4

Short Essays

Gems of Theology

Upper Room Discourse

Secrets of the Spirit

The Towel Wearers
Jn 13:1-20
Judas and Peter
Jn 13:21-38
The Cure for Troubled Hearts
Jn 14:1-11
The Other Comforter
Jn 14:12-20
Love's Power
Jn 14:20-31
God's Vineyard
Jn 15:1-11
Love and Hate
Jn 15:12-16:4
The Message of the Spirit
Jn 16:4-15
The Abiding Principles
Jn 16:16-33
The Accomplishments of Jesus
Jn 17:1-8
Jn 17:9-19
One Body
Jn 17:20-26

Elaine's Library

The Life of Christ

Conference Messages

The Basics: Ephesians

All Spiritual Blessings
Eph 1-2
Hope, Riches and Power
Eph 1:15-23
The Human Dilemma
Eph 2:1-3
But God...
Eph 2:4-7
We Are His Workmanship
Eph 2:8-10
Open Forum

Learning the God-Designed Life

Journeying with Contentment
Phil 4:11-13
Habits of the Heart
Phil 4:3-13
Prayer with an Awesome God
Matt 6:9-13
Intimacy with an Awesome High Priest
Heb 2:17-18

Abundant Living

When the Books Are Opened
Ps 19:1-6
God’s Will, Power and Purpose
Col 1:1-14
Master of the Universe
Col 1:15-18
Head of the Church
Col 1:19-23
The Great Mystery
Col 1:24-29
The Abounding Life
Col 2:1-10
Col 2:10-23

Growing Up to Contentment

Content in the Validated Life
1 Cor 6:19-20
Content in Self-forgetful Serving
2 Cor 8:1-5
Holy Discontent: a World-View
Matt 25:35-40

Characters in Scripture

Finding Life's Best
1 Chron 4:9-10
The Man Who Died Twice
Jn 11:11-16
Daring Daughters
Num 27:1-11
When God Does Nothing
1 Kings 19:1-18
Gen 5:21-24
The Bludgeonings of Chance
Luke 23:26