The Expository Files

1997; Issues 4.1 through 4.12

January 4.1

Faith Defined, By Good Morning America?
Under The Mighty Hand of God (1 Peter 5:5-14)
"A Matter of One's Own Interpretation" (2 Peter 1:20)
"Why Do Your Disciples Not Walk According to the Traditions?" (Mark 7:1-13)
Understanding the Meaning of The Signs of the Times (Matthew 24)
Jonah: Some Things From Which You Cannot Run Away (Minor Prophets #1)
"It Takes A Village" (Mantras of the 90's #1)
The Plan of Salvation
"Even Science Says Religion Could Be Good For You!"

February 4.2

Historical Quotes About Music in Worship
Salvation To Those That Obey Him (Hebrews 5:5-10)
A Righteous Fear (Mark 9:30-31)
Continuing Series on On Romans 9-11(Part 1; Rom. 9)
All These Things shall be Dissolved (2 Peter 3:11-14)
Obadiah's Prophecy (Minor Prophets #2)
"I Just Need Support!" (Mantras of the 90's #2)
The Plan of Salvation
The New Testament: History's Verdict

March 4.3

The Name "Christian"
Continuing Series on On Romans 9-11(Part 2; Rom. 10)
God's Absolute Faithfulness (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
Let No One Do These Things To You (Colossians 2)
Examining The Witnesses (1 John 1:1-4)
The Message of Joel (Minor Prophets #3)
"If We/Right/Jesus, We Can/Wrong/Everything Else. "(Mantras of the 90's #3)
The Plan of Salvation
"Planned Parenthood"

April 4.4

Welcome to the 40th Issue
Religion Like the Pharisees (Matthew 23)
A Living & Holy Sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2)
Continuing Series On Romans 9-11 (Part 3; Rom. 11; Final)
Paul's Thanksgiving, Assurance, & Prayer (Philippians 1:3-11)
The Burden of Amos (Minor Prophets #4)
"It Just Happened!" (Mantras of the 90's #4)
The Plan of Salvation
Two New Books

May 4.5

Whatever Happened To Chaperons?
Responding To Opportunities To Grow (Hebrews 5:11-14)
Major Lessons From the "Minor Judges" (Judges 3:31; 10:1-5; 12:8-15)
Prove What The Will Of God Is (Romans 12:1,2)
Thus Says The Lord: Stand and Speak (Jeremiah 26)
Hosea: The Broken Hearted Prophet (Minor Prophets #5)
"My Problem Is My Past!" (Mantras of the 90's --#5)
The Plan of Salvation
"The Rise of Christianity"

June 4.6

"Scientific Chauvinism"
Much Better Than The Angels (Hebrews 1)
Faith & Baptism (Ephesians 2:8)
Turning Duty Into A Show (Matthew 6:1)
Speaking the Truth in Love (Ephesians 4:15)
The Word of the Lord Came to Micah (Minor Prophets #6)
"But God Wants Me to be Happy!!" (Mantras of the 90's --#6)
The Plan of Salvation
Every House is Built By Someone

July 4.7

Context: Just A Couple Of Points
Victims, but Elect (1 Peter 1:2)
"Be not deceived. . . ." (Galatians 6:7)
The Truth About How To Find The Truth (Mark 12:18-27)
Grieving the Holy Spirit of God (Ephesians 4:29-32)
Zephaniah: The Royal Prophet (Minor Prophets #7)
"It's My Body!" (Mantras of the 90's -- #7)
The Plan of Salvation
Politically Correct; Morally Incorrect

August 4.8

You Call This Living?
When The Disciples Were First Called Christians (Acts 11:19-26)
Discussion of First Samuel 7:2 (1 Samuel 7:2)
All Men (1 Timothy 2:1-7)
Jesus' Keys to Cope With Stress -- Expositions From Matthew
Nahum: The Lord's Vengeance on Nineveh (Minor Prophets #8)
"Studies: Homosexuality is...Biological!" (Mantras of the 90's -- #8)
The Plan of Salvation
Paul's Soliloquy

September 4.9

Preparing For My New Job
The Fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7)
The Greatest Personal Question (Acts 2:37,38)
Faith in the Working of God (Colossians 2: 12)
How To Save Your Marriage (1 Corinthians 13:1-7)
Habakkuk: "The Righteous Shall Live By His Faith." (Minor Prophets #9)
"I'm A Victim!" (Mantras of the 90's #9)
The Plan of Salvation
"Atheism is a Cruel, Long-term Business"

October 4.10

Boycotts and Christians
But Now That Faith Has Come (Galatians 3:23-29)
Why Believe a Lie? (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)
A Simple Story About Simple Trust (Hebrews 11:8-12)
"They Think It Strange" (1 Peter 4:3-5)
Haggai: When First Things Come Second (Minor Prophets #10)
No Fear! (Mantras of the 90's #10)
The Plan of Salvation
God Said "Sing"

November 4.11

What is Marriage?
Character, Not Competition (Matthew 18:1-5)
Understanding The Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-7)
The Certain Majesty of God (Psalm 93)
Jesus, The Cross, A Thief, and Forgiveness (Luke 23:32-43)
Zechariah: "Rebuild Jerusalem; Messiah Comes!" (Minor Prophets #11)
Think Positive /You Can Do Anything! (Mantras Of The 90's  #11)
The Plan of Salvation
A Review of "Darwin On Trial"

December 4.12

Meeting Jesus Face to Face (Revelation 1:12-18)
A Miracle with a Message (Mark 2:1-2)
There is more to you! (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)
Marks Of Those Who Love The Lord (Psalm 91:14-16)
Malachi: A Century After the Return/Captivity (Minor Prophets #12)
"I Demand My Rights!" (Mantras Of The 90's  #12)
The Plan of Salvation
The Devil's Candy