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Sciencing Life Decisions: Beginning and End

“Sciencing Life Decisions:  Beginning and End” Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Proverbs 3:5-6; Jeremiah 29:11; Psalm 40:8 My philosophy on decisions: 1.  I try to avoid making decisions. Illustration:  treating malaria in Borneo in the 1950’s 2.  If I must make a decision, I slow down. 3.  If I must make a quick […]

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Sciencing End Times – Part II

Sciencing End Times – Part II Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Daniel 9:25-27 Seven key building blocks of “end time” study 1.  The sequence of major end time events 2.  Three components of humanity a.  Gentiles b.  Israel c.  The church Israel – introduce salvation’s plan Church – increase the recipients Gentiles – […]

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Sciencing Missions

“Sciencing Missions” Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear John 20:21 The main truths (I Corinthians 15) Christ died for our sins. Christ was buried. Christ rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. Qualifying truths Monotheism (the belief that there is one God). The doctrine of the Trinity The deity of Christ The […]

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Sciencing Burial

“Sciencing Burial” Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Genesis 3:19; I Corinthians 15:54-57 1.  What is cremation? 2.  Who is against cremation? a.  Traditional Jews b.  Eastern Orthodox churches c.  Roman Catholics (previously) d.  Islam e.  Other religious groups 3.  Who is for it? a.  Hindus b.  Gnostics 4.  What are some arguments against […]

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Sciencing Government

“Sciencing Government” Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Romans 13:1-7 The origins of government Two types of rule – both of which were established in upper rooms 1.  Tyranny – being served by others 2.  Being a servant Considering types of governing There are only two potential choices for governing. 1.  Self-governing 2.  Collective governing One […]

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Sciencing Guarding the Heart

“Sciencing Guarding the Heart” Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear I Samuel 30:1-6 Soul is 1.  Mind 2.  Will 3.  Emotions Wrong responses to crises: 1.  Deny (ostrich) 2.  Evade (slippery eel) 3.  Refuse (lone wolf) 4.  Blame (fighting roosters) 5.  Camouflage (chameleon) How David handled his crisis: 1.  He strengthened himself in the […]

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Sciencing Service

“Sciencing Service” Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Exodus 3:10-15 Service is a beneficial action on behalf of another. Why should we serve?  Because we have been served!  Romans 12:1 Five typical excuses to avoid the call to serve: 1.  The “Who, me?” excuse (3:11-12) 2.  “By what authority?” excuse (3:13-15) 3.  The “what […]

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The Spending Crisis

“The Spending Crisis” Sunday, May 22, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Deuteronomy 28:12; Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 25:28 Review “The Spending Crisis” Illustration – the marshmallow test (one marshmallow now OR two marshmallows later? There are two kinds of people in the world: 1.  People who make interest and 2.  People who pay interest! Words that should […]

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Declaration of Dependence

“Declaration of Dependence” Sunday, May 15, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.”  – Psalm 33:12 Review “Recovery” 1.  “Returning” to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. 2.  “The action or process of regaining […]

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The Credibility Factor

“The Credibility Factor” Sunday, May 8, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Proverbs 11:3 Review Nehemiah 5:14-19 1.  Nehemiah’s story Nehemiah comes to rebuild the walls. There are enemies without. But now he is dealing with an enemy within–Jews who are abusing and using each other. 2.  Nehemiah’s action Nehemiah is right to be angry! Unfair interest […]

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Sciencing Mystique in Relationships

“Sciencing Mystique in Relationships” Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Ephesians 5:28-33 * Mystery:  to get a sample (but not all) of something * When the mystery is gone, we lose interest! * Anything you overindulge in makes you sick! Several points of application: 1.  Modesty leaves mystery in place and is vital for […]

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We the People

“We the People” Sunday, April 24, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Matthew 7:3-5 Review Illustration:  patient and spilled water on the floor.  Whose job is it? 1.  The root of our financial crisis is not financial. A.  The financial crisis is a symptom. B.  Two things really get a person’s (or a nation’s) attention: (1)  Financial […]

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