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The Gospel of Matthew is a carefully and intentionally crafted literary work. There is logic, intent, purpose, and significance to the Gospel. Matthew presents Jesus as King throughout his Gospel. It is because of Matthew's evidence that we conclude Jesus is the fulfillment of all Old Testament promises, prophecies, and pictures.

Book Studies

God created so that His creation would know and experience the joy He has within Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This joy is only known and experienced in His presence. Adam and Eve experienced His presence fully in the Garden of Eden. But as early as chapter three, this presence is marred. The book of Genesis tells of the beginnings of God outworking his plan to redeem mankind and restore him to fully experience the joy of His presence.

The biblical account of Ruth carries forward the Bible's overarching storyline concerning the seed of the woman promised in Genesis 3:15. Throughout history God preserved the promised seed that would someday crush the head of the serpent. Ruth was a God-fearing woman who through trying and difficult circumstances maintained her hope in a redeemer in the midst of Israels dark time of the Judges. Ruth would become the great grandmother of King David from whom the messsiah would come.

From Genesis through Revelation and throughout the created order God is singing a singular song. Each book within the Bible harmonizes with the overarching melody of the Bible and that melody is JESUS. Discover with us, how Ecclesiastes fits into God's overarching song. It is as relevant today as when it was written so long ago.

The Gospel of Mark
In the absence of the Gospel story, we would be lacking a significant piece to the larger picture that God established. We can live with full assurance that God has kept His word to deliver all who trust in Him.
There is nothing as important as what the gospels tell us about Jesus Christ.

The Gospel of Luke - The Journey to Jerusalem
As we approach Easter 2015, we will be taking a look at Jesus' journey to Jerusalem as described in
Luke 9:51-11:13 and then his passion week, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension told to us in
Luke 19:1-24:53. Our Christian faith is firmly rooted in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
An understanding of his life and death is crucial to the believer.

Although Romans is notably a thick theological treatise, it is first and foremost a practical/pastoral Letter. Like most New Testament Letters, Romans is an occasional Letter. Paul wrote Romans in response to a problem at the local church level. The problem was not their poor theology, but their poor behavior. Paul does not speak of condemnation and justification to correct faulty theology. He calls them to such truth to remind them from the common pit from which they were pulled. The problems confronting the church in Rome are no different from our own. The Jewish believers and the Gentile believers had trouble getting along. Paul's solution to this problem was the gospel.

First Corinthians
Paul's letter to the Corinthians was written in response to questions and situations that arose within the Corinthian fellowship. No part of our lives, include our "church life" is separated from Jesus Christ. This letter celebrates the centrality of Christ in the local assembly.

Second Corinthians
Second Corinthians contains many familar passages that reveal the heart of the apostle Paul. Much of this letter deals with Paul warning the Corinthians about the false apostles that have infiltrated the church and are leading them astray. Let's explore this meaty book together.

Paul's message to the church is emphatic: Justification is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
To our everlasting shame, today's church has separated the great doctrine of positional justification from her present sanctification and her ultimate glorification. Salvation, and all of its components, is indivisibly linked. One cannot separate the parts without destroying the whole. Journey with Paul as he expounds these truths to the Galatians, and ultimate unto the modern church.

This sermon series is a paragraph by paragraph study of the book of Ephesians. Jesus Christ is God's instrument of reconciliation. Through Him, man is reconciled to God. Through Him, Jew is reconciled to Gentile. Through Him, there is unity within relationships. Through Him, the Church is Christ's instrument of reconciliation to the world. Jesus Christ is that which unifies all things created.

This sermon series is a paragraph by paragraph study of the book of Philippians. From overflowing affection for Christ and His Church, Paul invites his readers to rejoice when confronted by adversity knowing such is essential in perfecting faith and inevitable when proclaiming Christ.

This sermon series is a paragraph by paragraph study of the book of Colossians. The book of Colossians forms one of the most translucent revelations of Jesus Christ found within Holy Scripture. The veil has been rent and we are privileged and exposed to a full portrayal of who He is and what He has done for His people. Here we find the promise fulfilled and the picture completed.

First Thessalonians
Can a lapse of faith and an expression of unbelief on our part negate the work that God begun? God is faithful. His faithfulness is not contingent on our ability to perform. God's grace is sufficient for the sustaining of His suffering people. This is the message shouted by the apostle Paul to the suffering Thessalonian church.

Second Thessalonians
In Second Thessalonians, the apostle Paul seeks to encourage and comfort the persecuted believers by setting forth the person of Christ. In so doing, he assists the church in "Finding Peace in the Midst of the Storm."

1 Timothy
First Timothy presents the most explicit and complete instructions for church leadership and organization in the entire Bible. This includes sections on appropriate conduct in worship gatherings, the qualifications of elders and deacons, and the proper order of church discipline. Paul advised Timothy on these practical matters in a way that would have helped the young pastor to emphasize the purity and common confession that should characterize Christian leaders and the gatherings they oversee.

2 Timothy
Here we sit with the apostle Paul as he writes his last will and testament to Timothy. Why is this letter so significant? Paul understood that keeping the Gospel central would become even more difficult for Timothy after his own death. What he does and says are weighty. Let us listen in and learn.

The letter's theme is the unbreakable link between faith and practice, belief and behavior. This truth is the basis for Paul's criticism of false teaching, his instruction in Christian living, and standards he sets for church leaders.

Everything up to this point in the revelation of God was in preparation for the manifestation of Jesus Christ. Everything before Him is perfect but deficient. Each piece left the individual wanting more and anticipating more... until the coming of Christ. In the book of Hebrews Jesus Christ is shown to be better than anything that preceded Him. He is the ultimate. He is the satisfier of man's design. He completes us.

1 Peter
Peter ends his Letter with a reminder as to why he wrote, "I have written to you briefly exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it! (1 Peter 5:12). What Peter wrote and what we are about to read is a record of God's true grace. And we are exhorted to "stand firm in it!" It is with this thought in mind we will consider these brief letters.

2 Peter and Jude
In his first letter, Peter instructs believers in how to deal with persecution from outside the church. In his second letter, he teaches them how to deal with false teachers and evildoers who have come into the church (see 2:1; 3:3-4). More specifically, his purpose is threefold: to stimulate Christian growth (ch. 1), to combat false teaching (ch. 2), and to encourage watchfulness in view of the Lord's certain return (ch. 3).

The Letters of 1, 2 and 3 John
Pastor John writes to churches that have been disrupted and agitated by those from within their congregation who have left because they reject JESUS as the CHRIST and fully HUMAN. Pastor John points how LOVING GOD causes us to LOVE HIS CHURCH. No genuine believer can say, "I love God and hate his brother." This is Pastor John's message. Join us for a powerful Word from God.

The Storyline of the Bible

The Story in Six Acts
This seven part sermon series (including an epilogue) is a snapshot look at the Story of God. This true Story starts with God, followed by creation, rejection, redemption, re-creation, with the end result of worship. The entire Bible tells this one storyline of God.

The Storyline of the Bible
The entire Bible, from beginning to end, tells of one singular story. This eight part Advent series is an attempt to view the Bible from a panoramic perspective. It is an attempt to gather the largest wide-angle representation possible of who God is and what He is doing and where this leads us as subjects under His rule.

The Flood (Gen. 6-9)
The account of Noah found in Genesis 6-9 is more than a cute children's story. It represents a recurring theme in Scripture - Satan's assault against the promise found in Genesis 3:15. It is only within this context that we can see the fuller picture. The flood is just the frame holding the picture.

The Book of Ruth See the Book Studies section

Waiting for His Arrival and the Storyline of the Bible
Advent is a preparatory season. It has significance because it is a season of looking forward and waiting for something greater, both for the annual celebration of the event of Christ's birth and for the time when Christ will come again. This story is spoken of throughout the biblical narrative from creation to the future kingdom. This six part Advent series is a broad look at the story of our King Jesus whose arrival who we are still awaiting, and yet He is already here.

Reflecting on His Work and the Storyline of the Bible
The church has historically followed the storyline of Scripture by marking Advent, Lent and Pentecost. Lent is a time to remember and reflect on the work of Jesus Christ - His vicarious, voluntary and victorious provision on our behalf. Enter into the story of God. Reflect on the magnitude of his sacrifice for you. Celebrate the victory His resurrection brought.

Laboring in His Legacy and the Storyline of the Bible
Jesus left his disciples with a legacy -- to spread the gospel to every tongue, tribe, people and nation. This mission was empowered on Pentecost, when the disciples were indwelled by the Holy Spirit. Our legacy today is the same -- to spread the gospel through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Christian Life Series

What If It Does Not Work?
God promises rest...yet we live in turmoil. What do we do when it seems as if God does not deliver on His promises.  We must learn to find rest in His finished work.  This is a four part study examining truths we can rest in when it seems as if it does not work.

When Winter Comes
When we find ourselves struggling spiritually or emotionally, how are we to find comfort and rest? The issue is to make sure we understand what is happening in our lives from the perspective of God and not from that of our circumstances or feelings. This study addresses four areas as they relate to our winter seasons.

Joining Jesus in the Wilderness
Often we take our relationship with God for granted and forget to cultivate it. This short study seeks to place the emphasis on our relationship with God by examining the way Jesus celebrated His relationship with His Father during His time in the wilderness.

When Victory Seems Lost
If you have ever felt or believed that somehow you needed to work to measure up to God's standard, then this study is for you.  In Christ, we are free from the penalty and power of sin and someday we will be free from the presence of sin.

Citizens of Another Country
When God breaks the penalty against sin, He also breaks the power of sin.
This is a seven part study of Romans chapters 6 through 8.

Easter Series

Passion Week / Easter
The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the heart of the gospel. May your worship of Him be refreshed through this collection of Passion Week messages.

The Way of His Cross
The Church calendar provokes Christians to see their lives as a part of God's story. In Advent, the Christian celebrates the Hero's arrival in fulfillment of promise and picture. In Pentecost, the Christian recognizes and affirms the Hero's legacy in and through His Church. And in Lent, the Christian embraces the Hero's person and work as culminating in His death, burial, and resurrection. This short study notes the relationship of the cross of Christ to the Lenten season.

Why I Need a Savior
This series begins by looking at three individual: John the Baptist, Nicodemus, and the woman at the well. It becomes evident from these passages that we all need a savior no matter what our position in life. This series culminates by looking at the provision of the cross for that salvation, secured by our Savior Jesus Christ.

Meditations on the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord's Table is a means of remembering and celebrating the power of the cross as a past fact (i.e. justification), a present reality (i.e. sanctification), and a future hope (i.e. glorification).
This sermon series reflects on the deep meaning of the Communion Service.

Come and Dine
As we approach the Lenten/Easter season we are reminded of how God prepared for His people a place where they might dwell with Him and enjoy His presence forever. He first dwelt with man in the Garden of Eden. After the Fall, the "Seed Promise" was made and thereafter Satan waged war against the Seed. On God's initiative, the Seed promise was fulfilled through the person of Jesus Christ and once again God would dwell with man. He prepares the meal, all are invited, and we come and dine (Matt. 22:4). All one needs to do is come. The biblical story tells this one story of our Long Journey Home.

The Theology of Rest
Much of life on the horizontal can push and pull the pilgrim away from sensitivity to God's activity. Life can become so hectic that God becomes an afterthought in the midst of problem solving. Soon, we transfer the clutter of the horizontal to that of the vertical and begin helping God rather than trusting God. In our effort to "help" God, we become weary and heavy-laden. Not just life, but Christianity becomes something that is unattractive and unsustainable. Yet, Jesus said "Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest." Let us learn of this rest together . . .

Christmas Series

What Love is This?
God loves us. Knowing this is the idea that sustains us in our troublesome moments. God's love for us was demonstrated in the incarnation and motivates us to love Him and others because of that love.

The Five Questions of Christmas
These five Scriptual questions all point to the reason Jesus Christ, God's own Son, would become man.
They point us to the ultimate reason for the incarnation.

God With Us
Jesus Christ is the perfect manifestation of "God with us." It is in His incarnation that he became fully man, yet retained his full deity. He is our Savior and King, worthy of all worship.

Hope in the Prison of Despair
This brief Advent series looks a several prophecies about Jesus Christ in their historical/biblical context. Matthew 1 speaks of the virgin birth by quoting a passage from Isaiah 7. Matthew 2 quotes from Micah 5. Despite the despair found in their original contexts, these prophecies gave Israel (and us) great hope.

Miscellaneous Advent/Christmas Sermons
The incarnation of Jesus Christ, whereby God became man, is a vital chapter in the gospel. May your worship of Him be refreshed through this collection of Advent/Christmas messages.

Pentecost Series

The Victory of God in the Mission of the Church
Pentecost marks the victory of God. It is to be a season of gladness as the triumph of God and the fulfilling of His Promise and the completing of His picture. Pentecost marks the ingathering of the nations. This series celebrates God's victory in carrying out His mission for the Church.

His Story; Our Story
Pentecost is the Story of God keeping his Word to fill the earth with the knowledge of His glory for the joy of His people. Acts 2 is the Garden being restored. Acts 2 is God's vision for the future planting itself firmly in the present. Acts 2 is what God envisioned in Genesis 1, 2.

Miscellanous Pentecost Sermons
Pentecost is the Story of God keeping his Word to fill the earth with the knowledge of His glory for the joy of His people. These sermons take a closer look at this idea as it relates to missions.

The Local Church & Missions

He Rules Over the Nations
Missions exists to proclaim the rule of God and His redemptive work to all the nations. This collection of sermons is from the 2004 Missions conference.

Let the Nations be Glad and Sing for Joy
We are here for Him and we will one day be gathered to worship Him. Everything is pushing us to this end. This is the "big" idea of God's mission in and through local churches.

Missons and the Mission of the Local Church
Matthew 28 describes the God-ordained means of carrying out the mission of the Church, "make disciples of all the nations." This series explores what that might look like in a local fellowship.

Jesus Christ: His Church, His Mission
This is a four part series that seeks to show that the person of Jesus Christ is the essense and glory of the church and her mission. Nothing done by the church in His absence is of any eternal consequence.

The Mission of the Local Church
This six part series seeks to celebrate the centrality of the local church in the New Testament record and its significance to the mission of God. We will explore the church's inception at Pentecost, the centrality of the church in the purposes of God, the leadership structure of the church, and the church's purpose in carrying out the mission of God.

Our Core Values
Waukesha Bible Church is a Christ-Exalting, Word-Centered, Grace-Based, Global-Impacting Fellowship.
These two short series takes a look at what that looks like in the context of a local church.

We Believe
This series begins with the basic beliefs that all Evangelical Christians would embrace. As the weeks progress, we will explore further the areas of belief that more specifically define what Waukesha Bible Church is all about. Our intent is to consider what we hold in common and how these commonly held truths have incredible consequences as to how we understand the person and work of Jesus Christ and its "delightful" impact on our present freedom in Him. When we consider why the Father sent His Son, then the freedom we have in Him is a consequence and it is limitless.

The Church: A Place of Hope
This series enables an individual to view difficulties from a biblical perspective and to see how God speaks into every situation. We can find our hope in the finished work of Christ. This is the message of the church.

God's Eden Being Fulfilled In and Through the Local Church
The entire Bible tells a single story of God fulfilling His promise to restore Eden in and through the Local Church (Isa. 11:9, Rev. 5:9). This series will lay out what our strategy is as a local church as part of the means to carry out this vision.

Other Topical Series

Jesus Fulfills the Fall Feast Days
This series takes a look at how we can expect Jesus to fulfill the three Fall Feast of Israel since He clearly fulfilled the four spring Feast Days. We don't know when that day will be but Jesus is coming back to judge the living and the dead and to give His people rest.

Five Gospel Fruits Provided by the Jesus Seed for Christians to Enjoy
This study considers five areas of our lives impacted by the gospel. Many label such areas as Christian disciplines. We often treat the disciplines as if they are the lamp containing the genie and if we rub the lamp out will pop the genie and grant us three wishes. This is a wrong view of these activities. What they do for us is enable us to see how blessed we already are in Christ. Friend, the New Testament is not a document describing our work for Him, but His work for us. The disciplines are enabling us to understand the Story more fully and thus live out the Story in our daily circumstances.

Becoming the People of the Resurrection
Paul understood the implications of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the people of God. Such a life is qualified by the one word, "resurrection." Resurrection truth presupposes death and from death life. Christians are people of the resurrection. They were once dead and now are alive. Romans 6-8 expands on the implications to such a magnificant truth and what it means to be the people of the resurrection.

Reigning Grace and the Marriage Relationship
This series consists of six studies on positional truth designed to assist and strengthen all relationship, including the marriage relationship.

The Cross and Moral Purity
We live in a culture with very few moral restraints. Unless we heed the biblical call and embrace the innate consequences of the cross-work, we will find ourselves betraying our biblical foundations. In this study, we will examine more closely the biblical call to moral purity as the outworking of the cross-work of Jesus Christ.

Knowing Him and Making Him Known
The mission of the local church is to make known the revelation through which God is known. Without a scriptural theology, the church will drift from its divine mission and become a rudderless ship. This series takes a broad look at "systematic theology" and the necessity to always be a student of theology.

Finding Our Future in Our Past & Living Eternal in the Temporal
When King Jehoshaphat found himself in an impossible situation, he called out to God, "We know not what to do, but our eyes our on you." This four part study takes a look at the king's response to his desperation.

For Christ and His Church
For our church family, this past year has been a time of great healing and restored hope in the fact that Jesus Christ can calm any storm. This series of sermons are a personal reflection of some of the things that our Senior Pastor has learned through this time in our church history. May these messages serve as a testimony to the faithfulness of God.

Understanding a Gospel-Driven Christian Life
The Christ life means we are no longer under sin's authority or in bondage to it. This is our new reality. Yet despite His victory, we still struggle with "issues" of our old self. This study speaks to these "issues" and how we might have victory over them. Several of these sermons take a closer look at the issue of anger.

Miscellaneous Sermons
This is a collection of sermons that are not part of a series.