Friday Evening Service
Friday Evening Service • July 12, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"There are times when we know we need to get up in the morning and spend time with the Lord. Other times we know we need to go to church, to seek Christian fellowship. But those are the times when Satan conspires with our flesh to cause us to do exactly the opposite! Isn’t it easier to stay home and give in to depression or pity than it is to get up and join the battle against it? The answer is to come to church because God said to and He alone knows what we need!"
Friday Evening Service • July 5, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"People often ask how I know that the OT is full of pictures—types—that point to the NT. There are some people who simply refuse to look at the OT that way. But the way I know—the only way—is because verses like Hebrews 10:1 in the NT tell us (principle also stated in Col.2 and Heb.8). The law was no more than a shadow."
Friday Evening Service • June 14, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"You see, freedom is not freedom to do what we want. We have been set free to honor God, to love God, to live without fear of ever being judged for the sins we are guilty of. But (important), if you think you can continue to live in sin by counting on grace, you are not free."
Friday Evening Service • June 7, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"One of the reasons our relationship with God (as NT Christians) is superior to the Jewish priests was because when they entered their respective rooms in the tabernacle it was only to serve; they could/did not expect to enjoy fellowship with God. Their access was limited. You and I, according to what we’ve already learned in this chapter, have unlimited access to the presence of God every day for fellowship! That is a privilege!!"
Friday Evening Service • May 17, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Most of us know that Jesus’ death is sufficient for forgiveness of sins. But too many of us forget about Jesus’ role serving in Heaven as our High Priest. What does it mean for us? It means that even though we are being accused night and day before God by Satan, we are not being condemned…"
Friday Evening Service • May 10, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"At the beginning (of our study), we need to establish a standard—God’s standard. The word here for perfection means exactly that—being perfect. You see, since God requires perfection, we have to understand that everything that follows... happens because none of us can be perfect."
Friday Evening Service • May 3, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Paul has been waiting for this opportunity since chapter 5! Do you remember that he wanted to tell his readers about Melchizedek way back then? But he couldn’t. He had to tell them that though they should have been ready to hear about this mysterious man, they weren’t yet ready. But now, after a severe warning followed by the encouragement of last week’s study, he is finally able to give them the great news…"
Friday Evening Service • April 12, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"How do we train ourselves in becoming more like Jesus? Begin by obeying what you do know from God’s Word. If there are already some things you know God wants you to do, but you are not yet obeying, begin NOW! Why would God give you any more information if you are not responding obediently to what He has already said?"
Friday Evening Service • March 22, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"We have an amazing resource available to us every day. Jesus is sitting, many times idly because we won’t come to Him, in heaven waiting to help us hold firmly (Gr.—with vigor) to our profession of faith and all the promises contained in it. This offer of help proposes to meet every need, to be effective in every situation, not with human strength or wisdom, but with the full resources and power and wisdom of God."
Friday Evening Service • March 15, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Have you ever read a verse you've read hundreds of times and had it grab hold of you like never before? Have you ever had a verse pierce you as it spoke directly to the situation you were in at that very moment? It's because it is active, continuing to work. It travels with you.. Finally, it's active because, at that very moment, Jesus is praying for you, upholding your cause against the accuser."
Friday Evening Service • March 1, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Theme: faith and rest. Blessings lost because we fail to believe… The more I read this book—indeed, the more I study the Bible—the more convinced I am that walking with the Lord is all about one thing—FAITH! Faith—without it, it is impossible to please God. If you will just believe God—and respond in faith to whatever He promises, your life will never be the same."
Friday Evening Service • February 22, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"I am going to remind you of lots of things you already know! But I also want to remind you that knowing something involves responding to it, not just being able to recite it. Notice here who it is that is warning us. There are lots of people (I was one of them) who say that the Bible is just a book written by men and has little value for our sophisticated society. They say that the Bible does not claim Divine authorship for itself. WRONG! Right here we are told that the OT Scriptures (Psalm 95:7-11) were written by God the Holy Spirit! One of the strengths of our faith lies in the fact that when people argue with you about your Bible, they are really arguing against God."