The Poor And Meek In Spirit

    Who is “Poor” in Spirit?   Jesus said in  Mathew 5, verse 3;  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  I was reading in Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, and it says that “poor” means..  “to be beggarly, and destitute, and afflicted”, and that it refers to “one who is crouched in wretchedness”.   And then it says;  “It has always had a bad…

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It’s No Sin, To Be Tempted To Sin

    Each One Is Tempted   I want to talk to you today about temptation.  And when I talk about temptation, I’m specifically talking about the temptation to commit sin.  I’m not talking about the temptation to have another piece of chocolate cake, or the temptation to splurge on something that you know you really don’t need.  I’m talking about the temptation to sin.  The temptation to do something…

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Blasphemy Of The Holy Spirit

      Are You For God, Or Against God?   Would you open your bibles to  Mathew chapter 12;  I want to read  verses 30, 31, and 32; Verse 30  says;  “He who is not with Me, is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.”  Jesus is teaching that there is no “middle ground” when it comes to God. You’re either for God, or you’re against…

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Hungering For The Fatness Of God

            The Fatness of God   The bible says, in  Psalm 36, verses 7 & 8;  “How precious is Thy lovingkindness O God!  And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Thy wings.  They drink their fill, of the fatness of Thy house, and Thou does give them to drink of the river of Thy delights.”   What’s “the fatness of God”?…

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Spiritual Conditions – Part 2

    A Saved Condition, and a Lost Condition   This is Part 2 of the lesson called “Spiritual Conditions”.  In  “Spiritual Conditions – Part 1,  I referred to this as “food for thought”.  And I’d like you to look at this lesson as more “food for thought”.   The reason I call it that, is because there’s more than one way to look at this subject, and so this…

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The Conflict Of Two Natures

      What’s the “Nature” of Man?   The bible tells us that a human being is made up of two “natures”.   We have a physical nature, and we have a spiritual nature.   Genesis 2, verse 7  tells us;  Then the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, (that’s our physical nature) and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life..”  (that’s our spiritual…

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He Has Risen

    He Has Risen!   Would this be a good day to talk about the resurrection of Christ?  Personally, I think every day, is a good day to talk about all things Christ.   The bible talks about the resurrection.  Here’s a few things that it says; “He is not here, for He has risen..”    Mathew 28, verse 6.    “He has risen, He is not here..”   …

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Bible Translations And Doctrines Of Men

    Literal Translations vs Paraphrasing   Most English versions of the bible do a pretty good job of trying to give a literal translation of what has been written in the original Greek text.  However, at times, the translators personal opinions have entered into their decision on how to translate a word.  An example of this is how the KJ translators, have translated the word “Passover”, in  Acts 12,…

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Justification By Faith, Perfected By Works

    Faith or Works, or Both?   The title of this lesson is ” Justification By Faith, Perfected By works”.  But let me explain exactly what is meant by that.. The justification that God gives to a person, is because of their faith, which has been “perfected”, or “made complete”, through their works.  The word “works” simply refers to deeds that are done.  But I’m not talking about doing…

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Spiritual Conditions – Part 1

    What’s Your Spiritual Condition ?   I just want to give you some “food for thought” today.  Here’s a lesson on what the bible teaches, about what I call, “spiritual conditions”.  When I say “spiritual conditions”, I am contrasting, being in a spiritual “condition”, with being in spiritual “place”.  I believe that when our bibles use the word “place” in regard to our spiritual destiny, such as it…

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What’s Your Spiritual Condition

    Are You in as Good a Condition, as You Used to be ?   Suppose you needed to buy a car, but you didn’t have much money, you’d probably have to look for an older car, that didn’t cost so much.  But then you’d have to worry about what condition it would be in.  So you find someone advertising an old car, and you ask him;  How does…

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Neither Could They Blush

        Blushing Have you ever felt embarrassed, and blushed because of it?  Listen to what an encyclopedia says about blushing; “If we blush about doing something we shouldn’t have done, it shows that we are ashamed or embarrassed, that we recognize that something is out of place. It shows that we are sorry about this. It shows that we want to put things right. To blush at…

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The Book of Acts, Bible Study

  A Study of The Book of Acts;  The Acts of the Apostles Welcome to our study of the book of Acts.  The proper title should probably be, “The Acts of the Apostles”, because that’s really what the book tells of.  It tells of the various things which the apostles of Jesus Christ did, from the time that Jesus ascended back to heaven, until the end of the apostle Paul’s…

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Stop And Smell The Roses

            Take Time to Smell the Roses Have you ever heard this saying;  “Nature doesn’t hurry, but everything gets accomplished”.  Isn’t it nice how that works?  No hurry, but yet everything gets accomplished.   The bible says;  “There is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every delight under heaven.”   Eccl 3, verse 1  We’re a part of nature;  Why…

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The Various Aspects Of Giving

          I want to talk about at least five aspects of giving.  And those five aspects are;  Bountifully, (or generously) Cheerfully, Purposefully, Proportionately, and Sacrificially.   Giving Generously The Lord tells us in  2 Corinthians 9, verse 6,  to give generously.  That verse says;  “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly, shall also reap sparingly;  And he who sows bountifully, shall also reap bountifully.” It’s…

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Sir, We Would See Jesus

    Would You Wish To See Jesus ? It’s recorded in  John 12, verse 21,  that some people said to the apostle Philip;  “Sir, we would see Jesus.” How many of you would like to see Jesus?  I hope you’d like to, because the bible says, your gonna.  The bible says everyone’s gonna see Him.  Revelation 1, verse 7  tells us;  “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and…

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