Upper West Manhattan church of Christ Bible Lecture Series

We appreciate Justin Dobbs’ visit with us this March, as he delivered a series of lessons entitled “The Renewal of Our Minds.” In our world today, it’s more important than ever to focus on maintaining a spiritually healthy mindset in our efforts to continue serving God in an ungodly world that seems determined to discourage us at every turn.

Lessons included:

  • The Story of Man: What the Bible says about human nature

  • The God of Our Emotions: What the Bible says about how I feel

  • Abounding in Hope: How the Bible helps us grow

  • Running From Trouble: How God counsels hurting people

  • The Fear of Man: The surprising solution to the problem we all have

The Story of Man


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The God of Our Emotions


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Abounding in Hope


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Running From Trouble


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The Fear of Man


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Past Lectures Series

Our thanks to David Pickup for presenting the lecture series “Understanding LGBT Issues” this past month.

David is a licensed marriage & family therapist and a member of the American Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a board member on the National Association of Research and Therapy for Homosexuality. He spoke at length on his experience in counseling men who are seeking to address issues in their lives related to unwanted same-sex attraction. Discussions included root psychological causes, parenting insights, and encouragement to embrace truth and compassion in ministering to those in the church who are struggling.

We’ve posted the lessons here for your encouragement. We experienced audio difficulties on some of the recordings, so apologies for some of the sound issues you may experience.

An Apple in Modern Eden: The Biblical and Emotional Truths About LGBT Issues


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The Wave of LGBT Issues has Overtaken our Country and our Churches: What Do We Do?


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How Do We Help the LGBT Struggler?


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Causes of LGBT Issues: Spiritual and Emotional Underpinnings


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How Parents Can Prevent LGBT Issues in their Children & How Can the Church Minister to Strugglers


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Building God’s Church

Sewell Hall

Lessons provided a look at the life cycle of the church at Ephesus, from its founding through maturity, looking at the characteristics which made the congregation a pillar of strength in the early church, and the issues which gradually arose and marked them as a flawed congregation in need of repentance.

Lesson 1: Establishing a new church

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Lesson 2: Building a strong church

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Lesson 3: Uniting diversity in one church

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Lesson 4: Guiding the church in truth

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Lesson 5: Maintaining loyalty to Christ in the church

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UWM church of Christ “Five Guys Lectures: Portraits of Faith”

Thanks to all the speakers who contributed to the Upper West Manhattan church of Christ’s “Five Guys” Bible Lecture Series. Our topic this year was “Portraits of Faith,” and we had an uplifting, encouraging, and challenging weekend of discussions on how we can take lessons from Bible characters such as Abraham, Joseph, Hannah, Peter, and Nehemiah, and apply those principles to our daily lives in serving God.

We have uploaded the audio, and welcome you to download and listen at your convenience, and we pray that the messages help to build you up in your faith in God.

Nehemiah: Faith to Build

Ty Clevenger

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Peter: Faith to Grow

Nathan Giles

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Hannah: Faith to Pray

Paul Hammons

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Joseph: Faith to Wait

Brandon Kerns

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Abraham: Faith to Sacrifice

William Jones

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2016 Fall Lecture Series: The Fellowship of Believers

Our thanks to Hal Hammons for an encouraging weekend of teaching from the word of God during our Fall Guest Lecture Series. The topic was “The Fellowship of the Believers,” and it gave each of us a lot to apply in our lives of service to God and to each other in the Lord’s church.

Many in today’s religious world don’t see the church as an instrument of worship and glory to God, as much as a tool for bettering their own lives in some way. And it’s true, God’s family is a blessing to us and provides encouragement, love and sometimes even correction. But sometimes it’s easy to forget that the church is Christ’s body, Christ’s temple, and as children of God, we have an awesome responsibility to use our time on this earth to make it a temple fit for the Creator.

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UWM Church of Christ Guest Lectures: The Fellowship of Believers

Lesson 1
Our Part

Service to God in His temple isn’t about picking the jobs I want to do, what I find convenient, or doing more than someone else. It’s about engaging in the work of the church with joy and zeal.

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Lesson 2
The Glorious Temple of God

What is the difference between God’s temple and those created by men? For one, God’s temple is still standing!

 

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Lesson 3
Nothing Will Be Impossible

Through our faith in Christ, we can win the spiritual warfare going on around us, no matter what our struggle may be.

 

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Lesson 4
It Is Time To Build

Constructing the Lord’s temple means building the church that Christ authorized, building with zeal and joy.

 

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Lesson 5
Daring to Dream

We can build the church that Christ envisioned: one that doesn’t fear the future, that is united in spirit, that forgives joyfully, and that seeks Heaven.

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Additional lessons

If you’d like to see some of Hal’s material, you can visit his website at www.HalHammons.com, or click here to listen to some of his lessons at the East Hill church of Christ.