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Privilege Brings Responsibility

2020-11-17T13:21:26-06:00September 17th, 2020|

Date: September 17, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Amos 3:1-10 |

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The Privilege of Salvation What are you holding back? The Path of Iniquity No agreement No hearing No testimony The Punishment of Iniquity You Reap what You Sow! If you have your Bibles this evening, we will be looking at Amos. The Book of Amos. If you have been continuing with our Bible reading, we just finished through Amos. Now it's starting to click along and by the end of September, we are in the New Testament. And then we will be done soon. All these little books we are knocking them out. Like, you know, a book a day. You know, reading Ezekiel, I did not think we

Learn to Be Diligent

2020-09-23T12:19:41-05:00July 12th, 2020|

Date: July 12, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Proverbs |

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A study in the book of Proverbs Opening thoughts: Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience. A proverb is a truth that is couched in a form that is easy to remember, a philosophy based on experience, and a rule for conduct. A proverb has been called a sententious sentence, a maxim, an old saying, an old saw, a bromide, an epigram. If we look up “diligence” in a dictionary or thesaurus, how do we find it defined? Persevering application,assiduousness(attention to detail),industrious,persistence, vigor care. Diligence is an attitude that drives us to accomplish a mission successfully. Why be diligent? Diligence is pleasing to

The Joy of Repentance

2020-06-11T10:41:01-05:00April 23rd, 2020|

Date: April 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12 |

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“You will say that these are very small sins and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the enemy (God). It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to keep the man away from the Light… Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without turnings, without milestones,

Finishing the Job

2020-07-21T22:01:09-05:00March 24th, 2020|

Date: March 22, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Joshua 11 |

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A Study of Joshua from Joshua 11 Historical background of Joshua Meaning of the name: Jehovah is his help; Jehovah is my Savior. Family background: He was the son of Nun, from the tribe of Ephraim and a leader. Biblical background: Joshua can be translated as "Jesus". 5 Helps for Completing the Task There are God-ordained battles The example of Joshua Sin Self Satan The example of Caleb There is strength for the battles Scriptural references Matthew 3-4 Joshua 9 Learn to get up after falling Learn to seek God for help in the battles Be determined to fight the battles   If you have your Bibles this morning, we are going to be looking at Joshua chapter 11,

The World’s Worst Disease

2020-05-04T11:47:25-05:00March 1st, 2020|

Date: March 1, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Kings 5 |

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The Gospel is free, but it cost a lot! ~ Evangelist Gary Gillmore Naaman The man was great He was honorable He was honest He was courageous The maid he captured She was compassionate She had confidence (Faith) The mistake he made He thought the King could take care of his problem He really needed mercy from God The message he heard Plain: Cleansing comes from the prophet, not the king Simple: Go dip in the river - close by Free! - couldn't do it his own way The method he accepted A change of mind Recognized he was a leper Obedience to the only way of cleansing Thank you very much it is a joy to be here

Lesson 11: Teaching Your Children to Walk with God

2021-09-30T12:12:50-05:00February 27th, 2020|

Date: February 27, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Luke 10:42 |

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Picture - a young child learning to walk Start early. Strengthen them. Provide examples. Let them cruise. (strengthen a good thing) Hold their hand. Establish boundaries. Correct their gait. (Proverbs 22:15) Cheer them on. (Proverbs 12:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Matthew 25:21) Other verses about edifying one another: Ephesians 4:29, Romans 14:19, Romans 15:2, 1 Corinthians 12:19. Principles Children must learn to walk with God. (Micah 6:8, Leviticus 18:4) Parents must teach their children to walk with God. (Ephesians 6:4, 2 Timothy 3:15) Parents and children must understand what it means to walk with God. Desire for God (Hebrews 11:5-6) Living for God (Genesis 6:8-9, 11) Communication with God (Genesis 6:13) Obedience to God (Genesis 6:14, 22) Agreement with God

Complaining and Criticizing

2020-04-03T10:41:42-05:00February 23rd, 2020|

Date: February 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Numbers |

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The Numbers Problem The complaining and critical spirit in the book of Numbers is instructive to you and me today. It shows how it can manifest itself and what God thinks of these attitudes and actions. Verses to Consider in Exodus and Numbers: Exodus 5:15-18 Exodus 14:10-13 Exodus 15:24 Exodus 16:2 Exodus 17:3 Numbers 14:27 Numbers 16:11 Numbers 17:5 The preview The reasons we complain We don't appreciate our provision We don't like our circumstances The reasons we criticize We don't like our station in life We want more prestige The problem God’s attitude God’s actions Man’s reactions Complainers stop hearing the voice of the Lord Complainers stop seeing the blessing of the

Lesson 9: Methods of Incorrect Discipline

2021-05-19T10:14:48-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Date: February 13, 2020 ()

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Repeating Instructions Subtle signs that parents "finally mean business" Condition children to respond to your calm voice, rather than have to fly into rage People respond to warnings at the degree they believe them Repeated instructions are training them to never listen to you Making threats Few parents find pleasure in carrying out disciplinary consequences, some goad their children with threats of impending doom Making threats is the sign of a lazy parent Going through with discipline shows the child they are worth your attention and time Bribing for obedience Bribes are given to motivate or buy favor, (Different than rewards) Allowing excuses There are no good reasons for disobedience [true emergencies are

Unreasonable Service

2021-07-11T18:27:37-05:00March 5th, 2020|

Date: January 28, 2020 ()

Bible Text: |

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Thank you for that great singing this morning. Let me invite you to take your Bible and turn to the book of Romans chapter 12, Romans chapter 12 this morning, verses you know, I am sure have memorized. Romans chapter 12 and verse number one. Thank you, just for a wonderful, wonderful privilege for me to be in this place. I am thankful for it. I so much enjoy hearing the singing again this morning and the special music and of the high school, the choir last night. It was just tremendous. Thank you, I appreciate your hard work it was

7 Helps for the Race – Part 2

2020-02-11T11:49:43-06:00December 8th, 2019|

Date: December 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 |

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This is part 2.  Click here to see part 1. "Let us" is found 13 times in the book of Hebrews Considerations: We are in a race. We are not racing to Heaven. Lay aside the weights, Hebrews 12:1 Weights Affairs of this life (sports, politics, education, etc.) Cares of this life Besetting sins Let us run with patience, Hebrews 12:1 A life of faith A life of fortitude A life of forbearance Look unto Jesus, Hebrews 12:2 The author of faith The finisher of faith The pattern of faith The goal of faith How tedious and tasteless the hours When Jesus no longer I see. Sweet prospects, sweet birds, sweet flowers, Have all lost their

7 Helps for the Race – Part 1

2020-01-16T14:10:28-06:00December 8th, 2019|

Date: December 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 12 |

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This is part 1.  Go here to see part 2. "Let us" is found 13 times in the book of Hebrews Considerations: We are in a race. We are not racing to Heaven. Lay aside the weights, Hebrews 12:1 Weights Affairs of this life (sports, politics, education, etc.) Cares of this life Besetting sins Let us run with patience, Hebrews 12:1 A life of Faith A Life of Fortitude A life of Forbearance Look unto Jesus, Hebrews 12:2 The author of faith The finisher of faith The pattern of faith The goal of faith How tedious and tasteless the hours When Jesus no longer I see. Sweet prospects, sweet birds, sweet flowers, Have all

Lesson 4: God’s Plan for Marriage

2021-03-11T14:12:14-06:00October 31st, 2019|

Date: October 31, 2019 ()

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This is lesson four of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. This lesson is expanded upon in the sermon God's Plan for Marriage (Part 2) Permanent The Witness of the First Marriage (Genesis 2:21-25) The Testimony of Christ on Marriage (Matthew 19:3-9) The Historical Positions of the Church Permanent Semi-Permanent It is always God's will for marriage to be permanent. God allows exceptions in the case of adultery. Popular The Problem of Sin in Marriage Church Policy for those Desiring to be Married Purity Purity of the Body (Hebrews 13) Adultery Violates a Sacred Commitment Adultery Destroys a Sacred Trust Adultery pollutes a Sacred Union Purity of the Mind (2

God’s Rest

2019-12-11T13:16:35-06:00October 22nd, 2019|

Date: October 20, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 4 |

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Hebrews 3-4 It is possible for a person to be saved and destined for heaven and yet lead a miserable, defeated life here below. I believe that this exact description is why Hebrews 3-4 is written for us today. The Bible is clear that there are two distinct possibilities of Christian experience: defeat or victory. Consider a couple of passages that relate this in the Pauline epistles: Romans 8:5-8 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 The book of Hebrews addresses that there is a maturity that should be attained in the believer’s life and this must be pursued. Consider later in the book of

Lesson 1: God’s Institution of the Home

2021-01-27T15:10:08-06:00October 17th, 2019|

Date: October 10, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1-2; Matthew 19:3-9 |

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This is lesson one of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Tonight we will be starting a series, a foundation of looking at the idea of the institution of the home. And I think that most of us would say that God did that, but we are going to kind of look at what that means. I think that easily we can expand on next year, as far as the institution of the home. To say that the family is in disrepair and in a state of deterioration in America is an understatement. The biblical home has been on

What the Bible Says About Fear

2019-11-13T08:48:38-06:00September 22nd, 2019|

Date: September 22, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 9:1-2 |

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What the Bible says about Fear 5-year old Johnny was in the kitchen as his mother was preparing supper. She asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone. "It’s dark in there and I’m scared." She asked again, and he persisted. Finally she said, "It’s OK--Jesus will be in there with you." Johnny walked hesitantly to the door and barely opened it very slowly. He peeked inside, saw it was dark, and started to leave when all at once he had an idea. He said: "Jesus, if

No More Excuses – Part 3

2021-07-11T18:27:38-05:00September 8th, 2019|

Date: September 8, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 9:23-25 |

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Excuses cost delay (Luke 9:23-25) God's commands are worthy of immediate attention Delay will cause a loss of fervor You are not guaranteed tomorrow Excuses breed cousins Excuses cost damnation (Luke 14:15-24) Characteristics of the gospel The Gospel is ready The Gospel is abundant The urgency of the Gospel Christ is returning someday The reception of the Gospel Some are proud Some are preoccupied Some are self-satisfied Some are neglected If you have your Bibles turn to Luke chapter nine. That is where we are going to start in Luke chapter nine. Before we partake of communion, we are going to finish up because we have been teaching this thought for two weeks already, this should be

No More Excuses – Part 2

2019-10-09T11:59:40-05:00September 1st, 2019|

Date: September 1, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 14:15-26 |

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The excuse of not being fit for the job (Jeremiah 1:1-17) False pretense of humility The task is hard The time isn't right The topic is dangerous Excuses to keep you in failure Procrastination (Proverbs 6:3-9) Irritation (Proverbs 20:4) Exaggeration (Proverbs 22:13;26:13) Exhaustion (Proverbs 24:10) Frustration (Proverbs 24:16) Depression (Proverbs 24:19-22) We are going to start in Luke chapter 14, and then we will be moving to the Old Testament, continuing our thoughts from last week. This is part two of 'No More Excuses.' There was a little girl and she had developed a bad habit like most little kids, she had a problem with lying. So once she was given

No More Excuses!

2019-09-25T09:14:32-05:00August 30th, 2019|

Date: August 25, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 14:16-26 |

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Two Excuses used in the Old Testament The Excuse in Worshiping the one true God (Exodus 32:1-4) It's the people's fault If you have your Bibles this evening, we are starting in Luke chapter 14, then we are going to be in the Old Testament the rest of the time. Luke chapter 14, and hopefully you will understand where I am going after we read some of the passages. There was a man that was carrying two buckets and in the buckets were piles of fish. He was stopped by a game warden up in the northern Michigan area. A Game Warden just happened to

Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples

2019-09-11T11:22:46-05:00July 14th, 2019|

Date: July 14, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 22:24-25;31-32 |

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Satan's Desires The Destruction of Souls Cause the Saint to Fail Peter's Conversion to convert or come again Repent of Pride Repent of Betrayal Christ's Intercessory Prayer It's Personal It's Present Tense It's Specific   All right. Two passages tonight, Luke chapter 22 and that will be kind of our text passage, but we are also going to reference Ephesians 6. We will start at Ephesians 6 and then go to Luke chapter 22, because we are looking at the prayer life of Christ. And in Luke 22 is a prayer, it is a very important one, but I think something that kind of is a good intro is Ephesians 6.

Lord, Teach us to Pray

2019-08-23T08:56:42-05:00July 7th, 2019|

Date: July 7, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 11:1-13 |

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Teach Us to Pray “Christ’s praying fired the disciples with desire to pray like Him. Do our prayers move anyone to taste the devotion and joy which breathe through them?” (Alexander Maclaren) The plan for prayer Should be something that is done often and early.  The average Christian runs to prayer when they are in a critical state.  Prayer should be planned and purposeful in a Christian’s life.. Have a plan for your prayer life The ACTS plan Adoration Confession Thanksgiving Supplication The Model Payer plan Adoration God's will Confession Surrender of personal will Have purpose in your prayer life Have a place for your prayer life (habits) The person of prayer The person for help in

Launch Out Into the Deep

2019-07-22T15:36:36-05:00May 12th, 2019|

Date: May 12, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 5:1-11 |

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Necessities for launching out into the deep A total surrender towards God A thorough submissiveness to God A timeless scope Psalm 34: 8-10 "O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing." There is a story and I think this is good illustration, a good opener, but there was a little boy, he went to the store with his mother

Personal Evangelism

2019-07-08T09:48:22-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

Date: May 2, 2019 ()

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The call for personal evangelism Four reasons to engage in personal evangelism Inherent in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) Obedience to the Great Commandment A wise pursuit (Proverbs 11:30; James 4:14) Brings reward (Matthew 25:19-30; 2 Peter 3:10-12) Four excuses for not engaging in personal evangelism Evangelism is not my spiritual gift (Ephesians 4:11) I'm afraid of confronting people (1 Corinthians 2:3) I don't know enough to witness for Christ (John 9:25) People don't want to listen (Acts 13:46) Reasons for personal evangelism Every human being is a sinner There are consequences for sin Tonight we are going to be doing kind of a refresher course, so the first part is going to be more

When Jesus Asks For More

2019-05-24T15:06:33-05:00April 18th, 2019|

Date: April 18, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 5:1-11 |

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Jesus met Peter at work (I Peter 3:15) Jesus asked for Peter's boat Argued Used his own knowledge Jesus let Peter fail according to his own decision making (Jeremiah 2:19) Jesus let Peter see his sin Peter was carnal Peter promoted himself Jesus will give you a will greater than your own     It remains a sobering privilege to come behind the pulpit in any church, but more so in my home church where I have been trained and led and supervised now for going on 20 years. Good evening. Judy and I set out in our itinerant missions ministry full time about

Isaac McCoy

2020-02-18T13:04:12-06:00March 31st, 2019|

Date: March 31, 2019

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ISAAC MCCOY Friend to the Indian Baptist Missionary - Educator Isaac McCoy was born near Uniontown, PA June 13, 1784, the son of William and Eliza Royce McCoy.  His father moved the family to Kentucky where Isaac was converted during the revival of 1800.  Several important events occurred during the next ten years that would set the stage for McCoy to being his great and extensive work among the American Indians. He was baptized in 1801, married Christiana Polke October 6, 1893 and moved to Indiana in 1804.  He united with the Silver Creek Baptist Church, Clark County, in 1805 and was licensed to

Praise or Worship?

2019-05-02T11:21:45-05:00March 10th, 2019|

Date: March 10, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 138:1-2 |

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For allowing me to be here, I appreciate your hospitality preacher and I feel very at home in the room that I'm in. There's a picture of Teddy Roosevelt over the door and right over the bed so I feel right at home. Absolutely! Very appropriate. And I had no idea that you guys were going to be as a church going through for the beginning of 2019 some things in this distinctions in your ministry distinct. The preaching of the word I believe it was January, correct, you told me this marriage and traditional home as a priority in February.

Truths about Trials

2019-05-02T11:17:47-05:00March 3rd, 2019|

Date: March 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Peter 1 |

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Outline: 1. God is not Ignorant of your trials 2. There can be joy in your trials 3. Your trial is not Eternal 4. Your trial can bring glory to God In our Bibles this morning, we are turning to First Peter. It is towards the end of the New Testament if you are not sure of where that is. Hopefully you have a Bible. It is very important to bring your Bible to church. If you do not have a Bible, there could be a few in the hymn book area. We call them pew Bibles, they are Black and it

The Importance of Preaching – Part 2

2019-02-24T19:21:48-06:00January 6th, 2019|

Date: January 6, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corthians 1 |

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Let's take our Bibles and turn again to first Corinthians chapter one, we are doing part two on 'The Importance of Preaching.' I have used this story before, but it fits with what we are introducing as far as our topic. There was a young man and he had a horrible stuttering problem, so he went to a very well renowned, speech therapist in his city and the therapist had an unconventional method for getting him to repair his speech problem. So he treated the problem by having this young man walk around with a mouth filled with marbles. And so he

Five Enemies to a Grateful Heart

2019-05-02T11:26:55-05:00November 18th, 2018|

Date: November 18, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Luke 17 |

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Be looking at two passages this morning Luke chapter 11. I'm sorry Luke chapter 17. Luke chapter 17 in the New Testament. If you're not near a Bible, I would ask you to try to get near somebody that has a Bible so that you can share with them, but that will be Luke chapter 17. So that'll be our New Testament passage and the Old Testament were going to be looking at numbers 11, and we're going to be. Looking at a number of passages in numbers. So if you're not familiar with that either where the fourth book ends

Put on the New Man

2019-08-23T09:29:03-05:00November 4th, 2018|

Date: November 4, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 4 |

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Towards the end of the New Testament chapter 4 we're going to be looking at. There were two, there was a group of men that journeyed to Florida in 1528. Names were Cabeza de Vaca. Alright, which I'm probably not saying it right and then they there was three other companions with this man. So there's four of them. They sailed around the American Golf coach to Texas and then walked across Texas on their way to Mexico City. During that time they sailed across the mouth of a Great River on the last day of October of 1528.  They did not know

Benefits of Being God’s Child

2019-08-23T09:21:05-05:00October 7th, 2018|

Date: October 7, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 1 |

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I. I have been Redeemed II. I have been Released III. I have been Reconciled If you have your Bibles, turn them to Ephesians chapter one, if you're not sure where that is, hopefully, you have someone near you. It's in the New Testament.  And a challenge to you as far as Bible, coming up through the month of October. We're going to be looking at the book of Ephesians. There's only about a hundred fifty five verses in the book of Ephesians. So we're looking at a number of text through the month of October maybe a little bit November, but only

I Love the Bible

2019-02-22T15:43:13-06:00September 30th, 2018|

Date: September 30, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 119:137 - 144 |

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We will, turn to Psalm 119, Psalm 119. Hopefully you can find that. If you just have the New Testament, sorry, you are going to have to look on with somebody and try to get somebody that has the Old Testament. Sometimes New Testament and Psalms are combined. In Psalm 119, we are going to be looking at a passage of scripture. As I mentioned during our announcements, Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. So just pay attention, because we only have 176 verses to talk about this morning. All right, so if we take one minute per

God’s Word Can Give You Assurance

2020-05-10T11:56:51-05:00October 9th, 2018|

Date: September 23, 2018 ()

Bible Text: I John 5:13 |

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At 1 John, 1 John. If you have a New Testament it is not the Book of John, it's not the Book of John, He is the same author. In the Gospels you have Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. You go to the very end of the New Testament. If you read the Book of Revelation, go a few books and they're very small there's 1 John 2 John, 3 John, Jude and Revelation. So we're looking at 1 John. 1 John has 5 chapters and we're going to be looking at chapter 5 of 1 John. There's a lot of sports

God’s Word is Profitable

2020-05-24T11:22:14-05:00September 16th, 2018|

Date: September 16, 2018 ()

Bible Text: 2 Timothy 3:16 |

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In 2 Timothy Chapter 3, if you do not have a Bible, hopefully you found the pew Bible that is there. There's a pew Bible, it's black in the front. They're not all the way down. If you can't find that hopefully someone near you. 2 Timothy it's in the New Testament towards the end of, there's a 1 Timothy we're looking at 2 Timothy and we're looking at a verse that is pretty well-known as far as scripture found in 2 Timothy 3:16. 2 Timothy 3:16, so let's read that together. Ok We'll all read it together can we, can

God’s Word is Powerful

2019-02-05T16:54:30-06:00October 9th, 2018|

Date: September 9, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 4:12 |

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The power of God's word a. Can Convert from Sin b. Can Clean from Sin Hopefully there's someone around you that has a Bible, and show you the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is in the back of the New Testament. If you're at Revelation, you went too far. So the book of Hebrews chapter 4.  For those that know the Bible this is a very well-known verse, Hebrews chapter 4 in verse 12 so well-known verse in the Bible. There's a couple of words that are not well-known because it's written in Old English, you don't know the King James was written

God’s Amazing Grace

2019-02-05T16:49:31-06:00October 10th, 2018|

Date: September 2, 2018 ()

Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 8:9 |

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We’ll be looking at 2 Corinthians Chapter 9. We referenced this last week, but tonight we’re going to be camping out with this verse at 2 Corinthians Chapter 9. There is a religious conference probably about a hundred years ago or so at Oxford University in London. The wise and the scholarly were in a spirit of a debate about what was unique about Christianity. Someone in the course of the conversation suggested that Christianity was set apart from other religions because of the incarnation, and they argued a little bit about that, and some were saying that is unseen as
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