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Bible Teaching from Pastor Paul Edwards

The Gospel of Peace

November 28, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

In Ephesians 6:14-17 the Apostle lists for us the various pieces of spiritual armor which are necessary for us to both "stand against" (6:11) the devil's schemes and to "withstand in the evil day" (613, which is to say, to bear up under the trials that are common to believers in a fallen world. An essential piece of this armor is the footwear of the gospel: our stability on gospel realities, our mobility in the way of peace, and our proclamation of the gospel of our salvation which produces the "beautiful feet" of Isaiah 52:7.

Truth, Justice, and the Gospel Way - Part Two

November 21, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Devil's primary objective is not to make you sin. His desire is to make you doubt God's love and faithfulness to you. He aims for your heart - the seat of your emotions. It is the breastplate of righteousness which protects us from this particular attack of the Evil One. What is the righteousness which we are to put on as a breastplate?

The Binding and Loosing of Satan

November 14, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Premillennialists view Revelation 20 as coming at the end of the church age, commencing a "1,000 Year Reign of Christ" at the end of the "Seven Year Tribulation" period and concluding with the end of history and the beginning of the "Eternal Age." Amillennialists see Revelation 20 as a picture of the church age, commencing with the binding of Satan at the first coming of Jesus and ending with Satan cast into the lake of fire at the end of the church age. We compare and contrast these two views.

Our Constant Companion

November 14, 2021

Dr. Stephen Nichols, President of Reformation Bible College in Sanford, FL.

Truth, Justice, and the Gospel Way

November 7, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

What does it mean to have our "loins girt about with truth," to have "on the breastplate of righteousness (justice)," and to "have feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace"? Conventional interpretations have dogmatically affirmed that what the Apostle has in view is the armor of the Roman soldiers who guarded him in prison. But this is not the case. What Paul is describing is the armor of the Divine Warrior. And he is commanding us to take up the armor of this Divine Warrior so that we might stand against the Evil One and the evil he perpetuates.

WMUZ Pastor of the Month

October 31, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Pastor Paul Edwards was honored to be named one of WMUZ's Pastors of the Month during the month of October. Listen to the 6 minute interview with Pastor Paul which aired on WMUZ at various times in October.

The Christian in Complete Armor

October 31, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

From a reading of Ephesians 6:14-17 we can readily identify WHAT the armor of God is. What is not so apparent is WHO the armor of God is.

Seven Parallel Cycles of Church History - Part Two

October 24, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Book of Revelation is primarily a visual image given to John of the persecution of the Christian in every generation of the church; and the comforting assurance that the slain Lamb has overcome the adversary and we too have overcome the adversary by the blood of the Lamb. Who are the agents of persecution coming against you? The Book of Revelation reveals them!

The Nature of Spiritual Warfare - Part 3

October 24, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

From Ephesians we learn that there are three realms or spheres in which spiritual forces are at work: 1) Physical: "Flesh and Blood" 2) "The Air" or "High Places" or "This World" 3) "Heavenly Places" What are these three realms and how do they affect our lives? Click "View Item" to listen to this morning's message from Ephesians 6.

Seven Parallel Cycles of Church History in Revelation

October 17, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Book of Revelation presents seven cycles of church history which run parallel to each other in the unfolding of God's plan and purpose for the history of the church. Each cycle begins with the first coming of Christ and ends with the second coming of Christ. The Book of Revelation does not only tell us things which will happen in the future, but things which are happening NOW and have been happening since the ascension of Christ.

The Nature of Spiritual Warfare - Part Two

October 17, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The trials, suffering, calamities, tragedies, and disappointments we experience in this present world are the 'backlash' of a greater cosmic struggle of spiritual forces who are opposed to Christ and His people. The Bible describes this struggle as "darkness." This darkness is governed or ruled by powerful forces. What is the darkness and who are these forces?

Unlocking the Book of Revelation

October 10, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Book of Revelation is not a puzzle to be solved. It is a picture book of God's promises to His beleaguered and persecuted church. It contains seven cycles of church history, from the ascension of Christ to His Second Coming, which run parallel to each other, displaying a different aspect on the events which unfold in every age of the church throughout church history.

The Nature of Spiritual Warfare

October 10, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Apostle in Ephesians 6:11 has introduced us to the devil Now, in verse 12, he further reveals that the devil is the prince of an immense cadre of spiritual forces which are arrayed against us: principalities, powers, world rulers of darkness, and wicked spirits, all operating in the realm of "high places," a spiritual domain beneath the heavenly places called "this world" - the system of evil arrayed against God.

Satan's Rage Against the Church

October 3, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

If you are a child of God through faith in Jesus Christ, you are a target of Satan's rage. Revelation 12 gives us spiritual insight into the motives of Satan's hatred, and a clear strategy for overcoming his attacks.

The Enemy of God and His People

October 3, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Devil is not a caricature. He is a very real created being with immense power to deceive the world and harass God's people. In this message from Ephesians 6, we examine the craft and power of our great adversary, the Devil.

The Repository of Sovereign Strength

September 26, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Apostle Paul gives to his hearers an imperative to "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might." What are the means by which sovereign strength is made available to us as we press on against the enemy which unceasingly assails us on every front?

Sovereign Strength for the Day of Evil

September 19, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Ephesians 6:10 is a call to war against the evil that befalls us as we make our way through the routine of our lives. What is this evil and what are the resources God has given us to battle it?

Inciting Hallelujahs

September 5, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Psalm 117 is the gospel in miniature. Here, both Jew ("the people") and Gentile ("the nations") are called upon to praise Jehovah. But how can Gentiles, whose gods are idols, be expected to praise Jehovah, the exclusive God of Israel? What has God done to incite shouts of "Hallelujah!" even from those who don't recognize Him as God?

God in the Dock

August 29, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

What do you sing when your present (negative) experience of God contradicts what you believe about God? How do you reconcile God's 'former favor' with your 'experience of pressing ills'?

The God of Yeshurun

August 22, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Yeshurun is not a proper name. It is a term of endearment used by God to endear Himself to His people, even when we have rebelled against the lavish overtures of His grace.

A Rest for the People of God

August 15, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards