All posts by Dain Spore

5 Steps to Growth

Hi, Gang!

This quick "Chicken Skin Moment" gives my take on five essential steps to growing our relationship with our Lord. I trust all five are already on your list of must-do priorities and, if not, that you will be inspired to make a habit of them--the growth will then happen naturally (or should I say, supernaturally)!

Apostles Creed 4

Pastor Dain Spore continues his look into the historical Apostles Creed.

Hey Gang,  this time we talked about the Holy Spirit as it occurs in the Apostle’s Creed. At one point during the study we discussed the Trinity. Our brother Tom suggested the Bible Project’s attempt to explain. I just watched it and it’s really good! Plus, it addresses some of the exact issues we discussed last night. It’s only about 8 minutes long (with lots of cartoons!) and will help you get a better grasp of the infinite, with your finite mind! Enjoy. 

Link: https://youtu.be/eAvYmE2YYIU

00:00 Review the Apostles Creed study so far.

01:50 Jesus will come to judge.

19:29 The Holy Spirit.

49:42 Prayer.

Apostles Creed 3

Hey Gang,

Why is the Resurrection of Christ such a big deal? Maybe because according to Paul…

“If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith!” And also “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins!” (1 Corinthians 15:14 and 17.)

So there’s that…

That's why we unpack the greatest event in the history of all creation!

00:00 Introducing and reviewing our previous look at the Apostles Creed.
07:00 More on the Apostles Creed.
53:20 Closing prayer.

Apostles Creed 2

Hey Gang,

Great stuff last week as we explored the depths of faith, and the revelation of God to us about Himself. We also took a fantastic detour into the deeper meaning of “God is my father”.

This time we will be astounded at the magnitude of God’s creative ability, and this will bring into a better focus of how big a deal it is for Him to send His Son to earth. In fact, His Son is so amazing that we are dividing our teaching on Him into two parts This time we cover His birth, suffering and death; we are saving the Resurrection for next week!

Apostles Creed 1

Introduction to the Apostles Creed

Pastor Dain begins a multi-week series on the Apostles Creed. In this first video, he introduces the topic and gives a bit of history involved. He then looks mainly at the word Abba, which means Father, or, more accurately, Papa. Abba is never used of God in the Old Testament, but Jesus introduced it to us in the New. We are so blessed that God the Father allows us to call Him Papa!

Dain's Sunday sermons are found at https://www.kauaichristian.org/

1 Peter 5

Pastor Dain Spore - The Elders - 1 Peter 5

Hey Gang,

Boy, I was kind of shocked when I began to prepare this lesson and realized we were going to finish the book! In chapter five Peter takes it to the elders. I resemble his remarks!

Also, I will tell you what we will be doing next. I’m super excited about it and know you will be as well. But you have to watch to find out!

We cover 1 Peter 5

00:00 Review of 1 Peter.
06:39 Peter writes to Elders and Young Men
42:41: Peter's Benediction
48:47: Peter's Final Greetings
53:33 Closing Prayer

1 Peter 4

Pastor Dain Spore: Surprise! 1 Peter 4

In 1 Peter chapter 4, Peter says the world is surprised that we don’t follow them down their road. Shortly thereafter he says Christians should not be surprised when we suffer in this world. The word for “surprise” is interesting. In the Greek it is “Xenezontai” which has its root meaning as “to entertain strangers." What a long strange trip it’s been! And with plenty of “strangers” along the way. God has really been teaching me to “not be surprised” over the last couple of crazy “strange” years. We cover all of chapter 4. 

1 Peter 3:8-22

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Pastor Dain Spore: Set Apart Christ
1 Peter chapter 31-22.

Hey Gang,

We cover one of my all time favorite verses about us having hope, and how we can turn that into a most natural and effective witnessing tool! It will be both an encouragement AND a challenge for us. Here is the verse:

”But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” 1 Peter 3:15.

00:00 Introducing 1 Peter
00:23 Review of 1 Peter 1:1-3:7
03:14 Commentary on 1 Peter 3:8-22
01:03:07 Closing prayer

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Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. These Bible study videos are of his Tuesday night Bible studies, normally posted by late Wednesday. You can find Kauai Christian Fellowship at this link:

https://www.kauaichristian.org/

We call these studies "The Chicken Skin Bible" because that's the local way of saying the Bible gives us goosebumps when we read about our incredible Lord and Savior!

Thanks for watching!

1 Peter 3:1-7

Me submit? Never! Just kidding. As covered last week, we ALL are submitted to something or somebody.

This time we cover a much misunderstood and therefore much maligned scripture: “Wives submit to your husbands." I used to dread teaching this passage until I finally did, and then I learned what was God’s intent. Then my response was, “Oh, I get it." I now look forward to teaching on these verses and I know you will enjoy them as well!

We cover 1 Peter 3:1-7

00:00 Review of 1 Peter.
11:03 1 Peter 3:1-7.
22:29 The stories of three marriages.
48:33 Closing Prayer.

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Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. These Bible study videos are of his Tuesday night Bible studies, normally posted by late Wednesday. You can find Kauai Christian Fellowship at this link:

https://www.kauaichristian.org/

We call these studies "The Chicken Skin Bible" because that's the local way of saying the Bible gives us goosebumps when we read about our incredible Lord and Savior!

Thanks for watching!

1 Peter 2:11-25

Hey Gang!

I wonder what is worse: The battle within (with our sinful nature) or the battle without (fallen society)? Hard to answer that question, but one thing we know for sure, it is a challenge.

This time we heed Peter’s call to suppress our sinful desires so we might be victorious over our worldly enemies and glorify God.

It's all in 1Peter 2:11-25.

00:00 A surf story
03:53 Review of 1 Peter to this date
09:55 1 Peter 2:11-25 commentary
00:00 Closing prayer.

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