West 65th Street church of Christ

West 65th Street church of Christ

Little Rock Arkansas

Little Rock Arkansas

Twitter @donmcclain1

Welcome To Our 2019 Sermon Page

‍“Our Redeemer Leads Us In The Right Way” — (Psalm 107) God will indeed deliver those who turn from sin, seek His way, and walk in it. — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (12/29/2019)

‍“Be Holy In All Your Conduct” — (1 Peter 1:13-21) In order to obtain the “hope” to which we have been begotten through faith, we must live 1) Purposeful 2) Obedient 3) Holy 4) Reverential and 5) Appreciative lives — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF / SERIES ON FIRST PETER— (12/29/2019)

‍“What About Your Conscience?” — (Acts 24:14–16) How can a persons’ conscience become “seared?” The importance of “guilt” and how to cleanse our conscience. What about the conscience of others? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (12/22/2019)

‍“Value of The O.T. Prophets To Our Faith” — (1 Peter 1:10-12) The things spoken by the prophets were for us! They spent their lives, and in many cases - gave their lives, in service to you and me!  — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF / SERIES ON FIRST PETER— (12/22/2019)

‍“Sins of King David” — (2 Samuel 11 & 12) David broke at least 5 of the 10 commandments - WHY? How could a man after “God’s on heart” do such vile things? What made David any better than king Saul or Ahab? What was the solution or remedy? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (12/15/2019)

‍“Our Living Hope” — (1 Peter 1:3-9) What is our hope? Where does our hope come from? How can we realize our hope? How does this hope affect our life as pilgrims in this cruel and dangerous world? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF / SERIES ON FIRST PETER— (12/15/2019)

‍“A Door Standing Open In Heaven” — (Revelation 4 & 5)  — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (12/1/2019)

‍Introduction To First Peter — (1 Peter 1:1-2) - What about the doctrine of “election” and God’s “foreknowledge?” — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 

‍“Preparing To Teach Others The Gospel” — (1 Peter 3:8-4:2). All need the gospel – which is the only hope for the lost! If we are truly converted to Christ – we WILL naturally want to tell others! Are we STRIVING to maximize our influence, abilities & opportunities? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (12/1/2019)

‍“Be Thankful In Everything” — (1 Thes. 5:18). Being thankful must go much deeper than our words! How can we develop grateful hearts? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (11/24/2019)

‍“What Type of ‘SOIL’ Are You?” — The power the gospel has in our lives & the fruit it produces depends on the condition of our hearts! — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (11/17/2019)

‍The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit - (Romans 8:9-17) AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (11/17/2019) 

‍“All Hat & No Cattle” — The dangers and consequences of emphasizing “Style Over Substance” — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (11/10/2019)

‍“The Holy Spirit & His Work: ‘The Gift of the Holy Spirit?’” — (Acts 2:38) — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (10/20/2019)

‍“The True, Pure, Sufficient, Effectual Gospel” (Galatians 1:6-12) — The Book of Galatians: The source, purity, sufficiency and efficacy of the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ. To CHANGE the message of the gospel and its instructions is to teach a different, perverted gospel. — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (11/03/2019)

‍“Warning To God’s Enemies” (Nahum 1:2-8) — God is JEALOUS and will take vengeance on His adversaries. He will also provide for, console and reward His people — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (10/27/2019)

‍“Here We Are But Straying Faithful Pilgrims” — (Hebrews 11:13; 1 Peter 2:11) — We are pilgrims traveling through a wicked world. How can we make it SAFELY HOME? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (10/20/2019)

‍“The Holy Spirit & His Work: ‘Holy Spirit Baptism?’” — (Matthew 3:5-12; Acts 1:4,5; 10:44-46) — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (10/20/2019)

‍“Implications of Jesus’ Resurrection” — (1 Corinthians 15) — The resurrection of Jesus also implies we will also be raised. 1. To deny a bodily resurrection would be a denial of Jesus’ resurrection. 2. The resurrection of Jesus is the basis of our own personal hope. 3. What will our resurrection body be like? 4. How does a strong belief & understanding of the resurrection affect our lives? — Part 1 AUDIO / Part 2 AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (10/13/2019)

‍“Implications of Jesus’ Resurrection” — The resurrection of Jesus has MUCH more meaning than the mere fact that Jesus was raised. This study examines what the scriptures teach the resurrection of Christ means for Jesus and for us — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (10/6/2019)

‍“The Empty Tomb - He Is Not Here, For He Is Risen” — The importance of the resurrection of Jesus and its implications for us — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (9/29/2019)

‍“The Holy Spirit And His Work: Miraculous Confirmation” — The purpose and duration of miraculous spiritual gifts — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (9/29/2019)

‍“It Is Finished” - The Crucifixion of Jesus — What was crucifixion? How should understanding what Jesus experienced affect us? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (9/22/2019)

‍“The Need For Endurance” — Hebrews 10:36; 11:36-40 — Rodger Payne — AUDIO

‍“Jesus On Trial” — The hatred - The injustice - The cruelty - The inhumanity - The cowardice - by the religious leaders, Gentile soldiers, and the procurator Pilate AGAINST the sinless Son of God was despicable, disgusting, and unbelievable! WHAT WILL WE DO WITH JESUS? - AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — (9/15/2019)

‍“The Holy Spirit & His Work - (In Redemption — Conviction / Conversion / Sanctification” — The word of God is the Instrument the Holy Spirit uses to Convict,  convert & sanctify men! — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 09/15/2019

‍“A Place Called Gethsemane” (Matthew 26:36-46) One of the most moving experiences recorded concerning the life of Christ took place in the garden of Gethsemane. No one who is serious about being a Christian can remain unmoved as they think of Jesus’ agony in the Garden. — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 09/08/2019

‍“The Holy Spirit & His Work - Inspiration & Revelation” — The Inspired Revelation By The Holy Spirit Was Supernatural, Verbal, And Final! There is NO room for more divine instruction! To REJECT the WORDS the Holy Spirit Inspired is to REJECT the Holy Spirit! — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 09/08/2019

‍“Jesus Died For Me - THEREFORE …” (2 Corinthians 5:12–15) Why did Jesus have to die? For whom did Jesus die? How will the death of Jesus affect your life? How will the death of Jesus affect your eternity? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 09/01/2019

‍“The Sinners Prayer” (Karl VanDevender)— AUDIO / PPT — 09/01/2019

‍“Faith or Doubt?” A Change of PERSPECTIVE Can Change The Whole Picture!! — (Psalm 73) Asaph’s faith was being challenged by the apparent success and happiness of the wicked, but perception often is NOT reality. What helped Asaph change his perspective? How did this change of perspective strengthen his faith and commitment to the Lord? AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 08/25/2019

‍“The Journey To Self-Discovery God’s Way” — Everyone wonders WHO THEY are at some point in their life. IF we seek the answer from within ourselves, or from the world, we will always get the wrong answer. If we seek the answers from God, we can know BOTH who we are AND who we can be! — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 08/18/2019

‍“The Person & Nature of The Holy Spirit” — Is the Holy Spirit an impersonal force? / just a manifestation of the Father? / A person of the Godhead? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 08/18/2019

‍“The Secret of Endurance” — (Psalm 27) - We will all face trials, hardships and opposition. What are some things we need to ENDURE? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 08/11/2019

‍“Introduction To A Study of The Holy Spirit” — There is MUCH confusion and error being taught regarding the Holy Spirit. This lesson is an introduction to a much needed study! — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 08/11/2019

‍“Lest We Drift Away” (Hebrews 2:1-4) Drifting away from the Lord is a REAL threat! How can we come to recognize ourselves as drifting? How can we prevent drifting? What can we do if we find ourselves far from God? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 08/04/2019

‍“Believing No Matter The Cost” (Acts 17-19; 21:26ff; Philippians 3:1-11) If Some things many overcame in the book of Acts and the price they were willing to pay to be followers of Jesus. — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 07/28/2019

‍“Report On Trip To Africa ” - AUDIO / PDF REPORT / PDF SLIDES — 07/28/2019

‍“The Blueprint For The Church Jesus Built” (Hebrews 8:3-6) If we follow the RIGHT blueprint - we will be what the Lord wants us to be. Is there a pattern? YES! What is the pattern? The New Testament! If a group of people anywhere in the world accurately follows the New Testament, they will be a church of Christ!   AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 07/21/2019

‍“The Whole Duty of Man” (Eccle. 12:9-14) - AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 07/21/2019

‍“The Bible Is The Word of God” (Internal Evidence) What is the most REASONABLE explanation for the Bible? — 2 Peter 1:20,21  AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 06/30/2019

‍“Remember The CREATOR In The Days of Your Youth” (Eccle. 11:9-12:8) - AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 06/30/2019

‍“Why Did God Give Us The Bible?” (2 Timothy 3:16,17)  AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 06/23/2019

‍“The Just Shall Live By Faith” (Habakkuk) An overview of the book of Habakkuk / what it means to “live by faith” - AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 06/23/2019

‍“Sitting At The Feet of Jesus” - Learning To LOVE & BE MERCIFUL (Luke 6:27-38; 10:25-37) We serve a loving, merciful, & benevolent God – if we are truly His children, we will be loving, merciful & benevolent people AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 06/16/2019

‍“The Value of Diligent Persistence” (Ecclesiastes 11:1-8) ARE WE INVESTING our resources, time, efforts, & abilities IN THINGS which will LAST ETERNALLY or in things that will PERISH? -  AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 06/16/2019

‍“Sitting At The Feet of Jesus” - Learning To Seek The Lost (Luke 5:27–32) Jesus teaches us to value the lost! Do we? AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 06/09/2019

‍“The Superiority of Wisdom” (Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20) Wisdom is superior to strength, position, and just about everything else! -  AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 06/09/2019

‍“Sitting At The Feet of Jesus” - Learning To TRUST Jesus’ Authority (Luke 4:31–5:25) If we want to be in heaven, obeying Jesus is NOT optional! If we truly trust in His authority, obeying Him will not be an issue. AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 06/02/2019

‍“Sitting At The Feet of Jesus” - Dealing With REJECTION (Luke 4:16–30;  Matthew 10:16–42) Rejection is very painful & Jesus knew what it felt like. We will all face rejection - so let us sit at Jesus’ feet and learn how to face rejection AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 05/26/2019

‍“Demonstrating Reverence for Christ” - (Col 1:12-20)  - Brent Sharp AUDIO 05/26/2019

‍“Sitting At The Feet of Jesus” - USING THE SCRIPTURES (Luke 2:41-50; 4:1-13) How should we think about the scriptures and how should we use them? As Christ followers, let us sit at Jesus’ feet and learn what He has to say AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 05/19/2019

‍“Our Common End” (Eccle. 9:1-12) Knowing that life on this earth will end, we should be motivated to to prepare wisely seek the things of God! AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 05/19/2019

‍“Sitting At The Feet of Jesus” (Luke 10:38–42; John 11:1-12:8) Do we have our priorities where they should be? Could it be we engage in things before we have adequately listened to Jesus? Could it be we are so busy “serving” that we do not TAKE the time & effort needed for genuine spiritual growth? AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 05/12/2019

‍“The Wisdom of A Submissive Heart” (Eccle. 8:1-17) AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 05/12/2019

‍“Jesus Is Coming Again — Ready or Not!” (Acts 1:1-11; 1 Thes. 4:13-17; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; 2 Peter 3:9-15)  Are you READY? AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 05/05/2019

‍“The Faith of Moses”(Hebrews 11:23-29) “How Faith Overcomes The World”   AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 04/28/2019

‍“The Two Evils of Judah”  (Jeremiah 2:9-13) - by Rodger Payne - AUDIO /04/28/2019

‍“Strange Fire” — Modern Day Applications (Leviticus 10:1-3; Hebrews 12:25-29) What are some things people today might do as worship and service to God that could also be classified as “Strange Fire”?  AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 04/21/2019

‍“This World Is Unfair, Confusing, & Dangerous" (Ecclesiastes 7:15-29) This lessons examines some of Solomon’s most perplexing statements in the book - Why do the righteous suffer sometimes but the wicked do not? Why does he say we should ovoid being “overly righteous?,” etc. AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  04/21/2019

‍“Strange Fire” (Leviticus 10:1-11) — Nadab & Abihu - what might they tell us today about worshipping God? — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 04/14/2019

‍“Better Things Than Vain Things” (Ecclesiastes 7:1-14) — Solomon gives a list of activities that make life better - “The Better Life” is not usually produced by the pleasant and enjoyable — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 04/14/2019

‍“Bitterness” — The Deadly Root that Devours & Destroys (Hebrews 12:14-17; Acts 8:23; Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:19) — What is bitterness? Why do people become bitter? How can we recognize bitterness? How can we overcome bitterness?  — AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 04/07/2019

‍“Unity of The Spirit - NOT - Unity In Diversity”(John 17:17-23; Ephesians 4:1-16) — Explaining the difference / What unity of the Spirit looks like / When it comes to matters of faith and practice, the concept of "unity in diversity" undermines fundamental principles of truth — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 03/31/2019

‍“Everything Really Is Vanity“ (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:9) — Providing the proper perspective on oppression & injustice / The value of gratitude & contentment —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 03/31/2019

‍“Wholesome Teaching For Godly Living”(Titus 2:1-10) — Sound doctrine was to used to expose and correct false doctrine, (Titus 1:10-14),  Sound doctrine is more than THEOLOGICAL - it is PRACTICAL, (Titus 1:1,16),  Sound doctrine is ESSENTIAL to living godly, harmonious & influential lives! — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 03/25/2019

‍"The Truly Happy Man“ (Psalm 1) — Karl VanDevender — AUDIO

‍“How Much Are You Worth?” (Psalm 8) — How would we go about MEASURING our worth?   — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 03/17/2019

‍“Fear God” —  “Be Careful What You Do & Say Before Him” --(Ecclesiastes 5:1-7) — God DEMANDS we show proper reverence when we come into His presence! Why do so many offer “the sacrifice of fools?" — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 03/17/2019

‍“Freedom In Christ” (John 8:21-36)  What does it REALLY MEAN for one to be FREE in Christ?  — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 03/10/2019

‍“The Problem of Problems” (Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16)  If God is REALLY in control, why do men experience all of the problems he does?  — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 03/10/2019

‍“The QUEST To Understand The Purpose of It All”(Ecclesiastes 3:1-15)  Do we realize how little control we actually have in this world? How does a God-centered world view affect the life of a believer? Very important lessons presented in this study — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 03/03/2019

‍“Living For Heaven / Keeping Our Focus” (Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 6:19-34; 7:13,14, 21-27; 25:1-46; Philippians 3:7-4:1; Hebrews 12:1-3) The whole point of this series has been to help us be equipped that we may obtain heaven —The journey is NOT EASY — but we can make it & WE WILL - IF we accept God's instructions, receive the training He gives, and follow the path blazed by Jesus — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 02/24/2019

‍“God Hears The Prayers of The Righteous" - (Psalm 34:12-16; 1 Peter 3:10-12 — by Rufus Thrower   —   AUDIO — 02/24/2019

‍“Growing By Serving In The Body” (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:20-27; Ephesians 4:11-16) We GROW by doing - not mere observance, or hearing. If you want to grow spiritually, as the Lord wants you to grow, it is important that you work and serve within a local body of believers — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 02/17/2019

‍”The  Quest For Satisfaction"  - (Ecclesiastes 2:1–17) — True satisfaction CANNOT be found in amusements, wine, work, wealth, women, or wisdom!   —   AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 02/17/2019

‍“Bearing Fruit That Honors God” (Romans 6:20-23; John 15:1-12; Galatians 5:22-23) — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 02/10/2019

‍”The  Quest For Understanding"  - (Ecclesiastes 1:12–18) — The futility and worthlessness of human wisdom. . . (without God’s wisdom)!   —   AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 02/10/2019

‍“Giving All Diligence To Grow” (2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 6:11; 2 Peter 1:3-12; 3:14) — What will happen to us as Christian IF we fail to grow spiritually?  What is required of us IF we are to grow spiritually?— AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 02/03/2019

‍“Standing Against Evil Forces” (Matthew 4:1-11; 26:36-46; Ephesians 6:10-18) — Standing against the assaults of Satan and his evil forces is NOT easy, and in fact, it is impossible without the provisions the Lord provides for us. But know this - WE CAN!!! — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 01/27/2019

‍“The Procedure For Handling Personal Offenses"  - (Matthew 18:15-17) — Wilton Wesley  —   AUDIO — 01/27/2018

‍“Increasing In The Knowledge of God”(Colossians 1:9-12;  2 Peter 3:14-18) — Why this is necessary? / How to accomplish it? / What if we do not? / What if we do? — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 01/20/2019

‍“The  Words  of The  Preacher"  - (Ecclesiastes 1:1–11) — Introductory study on the book of Ecclesiastes - One’s quality of life is only realized when he/she recognizes the futility of chasing the wind . . . And seeks to serve God with his whole heart!   —   AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 01/13/2018

‍“What We Have In Christ” —(Ephesians 1:3-14; Colossians 1:19–23) — What does it mean to be “IN  CHRIST?” What do Christians HAVE in Christ? How do we get INTO Christ? We must ABIDE IN CHRIST. — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 01/13/2019

‍“What Becoming A Christian Is All about”(Luke 9:23–26, 57-62  — Lesson one in a series on spiritual growth “Walking In His Steps”  — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 01/06/2019

‍“A Biblical Examination of ‘Reformed Theology" — Why Calvinism CANNOT Be True! - This lesson uncovers what lies underneath all the theological word games Calvinist play.   —   AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 01/13/2018\

WEST  65th STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST / DON MCCLAIN / 2019