Friday Evening Service
Friday Evening Service • October 4, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"These men and women looked, not at material wealth or physical comfort, they looked not at the circumstances that surrounded their lives, they looked always to heaven! Instead of their own, personal satisfaction, they looked instead for the will of God to be accomplished through them! That’s what real faith does."
Friday Evening Service • September 27, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Jesus came to sinners. He didn’t come to save people who were perfect! Also, God never calls the qualified, He qualifies the called! That should be a wonderful source of encouragement for those of you who are always feeling unqualified or unworthy of being used by God."
Friday Evening Service • September 13, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"The difference between the Jews and the Egyptians was never courage. In fact, the Egyptians had much greater courage than did Israel. The difference was faith— the Israelites made it through because of faith. The only difference between a victorious Christian life and a defeated life is the exercise of faith."
Friday Evening Service • September 6, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Moses is the outstanding man in the OT. We might consider him to be the OT counterpart to the Apostle Paul. Our study in Moses’ life is important because, only of Moses, is it said that God spoke to him face-to-face as a man would a friend. Now, that doesn’t mean that Moses sat down and saw God’s face; it means only that God spoke to Moses as though He were sitting down with a friend, like you and me speaking to one another. For that reason, let’s look to Moses’ life to learn how we can hear from God—BY FAITH— because all of us should desire to be remembered in exactly the same way."
Friday Evening Service • August 30, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"I have told you many times that faith comes from passion—passion for Jesus. I want to look at 2 incidents from Joseph’s life (in this study) to see how passion responds by faith even when we are treated unfairly. Really bad breaks characterized Joseph’s life, yet he triumphed over circumstances much more difficult, much more unfair, than anything we have endured ourselves. This lesson on faith answers every ‘it’s not fair’ excuse we’ve ever made."
Friday Evening Service • August 23, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Isaac’s faith is singled out only for blessing his sons. What’s the big deal in that? Listen carefully because we will learn that it takes faith to finally recognize that God really is in control because trying to do things your way has failed."
Friday Evening Service • August 16, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Abraham was looking only for what God wanted. He set aside any personal ambitions in favor of God’s ambitions. Abraham was smart. He had an eternal perspective. He did not want to get ripped off by settling for less than everything God wanted to give him. That’s what too many of us do—because our faith is weak, we settle for way less than God wants for us. Abraham believed that God’s inheritance was far better than anything he might be able to accomplish on his own."
Friday Evening Service • August 9, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"(In this passage) Noah’s faith is mentioned for two reasons: 1st, he was saved by his faith (physically and spiritually) and 2nd, his faith spoke to an evil world of the coming judgment. When we serve God faithfully, our witness speaks to others of both salvation and judgment."
Friday Evening Service • August 2, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"I want to point out that all the men and women we are going to study through our tour of chapter 11 are recognized for their faith, but their mistakes are forgotten in eternity. That’s just the way God is. I love that He sees my faith and chooses to overlook my failures. Again, I point out that every man and woman we will study had many faults! Yet it is their faith which got God’s attention."
Friday Evening Service • July 19, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Discouragement is a killer! I know it’s tough to trust God when things don’t seem to be going well, but that’s what faith is for! We need faith the most when we are afraid; if we were never afraid, we’d never need faith. It pleases God the most when we obey Him in the most difficult times."
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!!"