What Is The Spirit, Of Your Spirit ?

January 25, 2020

    Does your Spirit Possess the Proper Spirit ?   In 1968, Kenny Rogers was with a group called The First Edition, and they recorded a song called “I Just Dropped In, To See What Condition My Condition Was In”.   And that became the chorus of the song..  “To see what condition my condition was in”. I suppose maybe you’d call that, a play-on-words, and the reason that I…

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James 5, Verses 13 thru 20

January 19, 2020

Concerning James 5, Verses 13 thru 20   Verse 13  introduces a new subject matter, from the previous verses.  James had been talking about those who trust in their riches, instead of trusting in God.  And he had been talking about how the rich sometimes persecute the poor.  And he talked about being patient, and waiting on the Lord, to receive the Lord’s blessings.  And he talked about treating one…

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Are You Anointed By God ? – Part 2

January 17, 2020

      How Are Christians Anointed ?   This morning I want to finish my talk on the subject of anointing.  Last week I talked about the meanings of the word “anoint”, or “anointed”.   Do you remember what those meanings are?   “Anointed” means to be chosen by God, and it means to be accepted by God, and it means to be appointed by God, and to be…

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Having God On Your Side

January 3, 2020

    God is on My Side !   Psalm 56, verse 9  says;  “Then shall my enemies turn back, in the day that I call;  This I know, that God is for me!”  Psalm 111:6  says;  “Jehovah is on my side, I will not fear.  What can man do unto me?”     Is God on Your Side ?     I want to read a quote from Jesus. …

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Remember Thy Creator

January 1, 2020

    Ecclesiastes Chapter 12   (1)  “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.    (2)  While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: (3)  In the day when the keepers of the…

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The Whole Counsel Of God

December 24, 2019

    The Truth, and Nothing but The Truth   In  Acts 20,  and  verse 27,  the apostle Paul made this statement;  “For I have not shunned to declare to you, the whole counsel of God.”    Think about that for a minute..  The WHOLE counsel of God!   That’s a lot of counsel.  And it’s a lot of things to know.  And it’s a lot to try to live…

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Christmas

December 23, 2019

    Tis The Season   The bible tells us, in Ecclesiastes 3, verse 1;  “For everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”  A “season” is a definite, appointed time;  A “time” appointed by God.  We’re told in  verse 2;  “There is, a “time to be born, and a time to die”.   Galatians 4, verse 4  says;  “But when the fullness of time…

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The Price Of Redemption

December 14, 2019

    What is Redemption ?   I’d like to begin by sharing a few verses from  Psalm 49.   First,  verses 5 thru 7;  “Wherefore should I fear, in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels, compasseth me about?   (when evil is all around me)  They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches, none of THEM can by any…

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The Prodigal God

December 10, 2019

      The Riches of God   You’re familiar with the parable of the Prodigal God, right?  The “Prodigal God”?  Yes..  No..?   How about the “Prodigal Son”?  You’re familiar with that one aren’t you?  Well, it’s the same parable..  The Prodigal Son, or, The Prodigal God..   same parable. I’ll explain that to you in a few minutes, but first, I’d like to talk to you about some…

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James Chapter 3

December 7, 2019

        James 3, Verses 13 thru 18   Listen to  James 3, verse 13,  from the New American Standard version;  “Who is wise and understanding among you?  Let him show, by his good behavior, his deeds, in the gentleness of wisdom.”   Most versions use the word “works” instead of “deeds”, and I think that fits better in this verse.  But I also think that the wording…

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God’s Everlasting Covenants – Part 3, God’s Salvation

December 7, 2019

      God’s Covenants and God’s Salvation   Today I want to continue our study about God’s covenants.  And I want to show you how God’s covenants, are intertwined, with God’s eternal “purpose”, which is the salvation of man’s soul.  Often times, we refer to this “eternal purpose”, as God’s “plan of salvation”.   But in  Ephesians 3, verse 11,  God calls it His “purpose”.  Here’s what it says…

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Let Not Many Be Teachers

November 30, 2019

    James Chapter 3, Verse 1   Verse 1, of  James Chapter 3,  says;  “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing, that we will receive greater, judgment.”    A “teacher” in that verse, refers to someone who teaches God’s word.  And so it refers to..  someone who is “equipped” and “qualified”, to teach others, about God’s will, and about God’s plan of salvation, and about our…

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Jesus.. The Christ

November 28, 2019

    I Believe that Jesus is the Christ !    I believe that Jesus is the Christ, for just one reason.  And that one reason is, the bible.  I believe it, because of everything that’s written in the bible.  The prophecies, the fulfillment of those prophecies, the miracles, the testimonies;  Like this testimony from the apostle John, in  1 John 1, verse 1, and verse 3;   “That which…

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Knowledge, Rational Thinking, & Understanding

November 23, 2019

      Three Accounts of the Lord’s Supper   Mathew, Mark, and Luke, all give an account of the evening when Jesus gave His instructions about the Lord’s supper.  But they don’t all give exactly the same account.  And that’s where the problem begins.  People then claim that the bible contradicts itself, and therefore cannot be trusted.  How can the bible be the word of God, if it can’t…

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The Silence Of The Scriptures – Part 2, The Worship Assembly

November 17, 2019

    The Silence of the Scriptures, and Our Worship   Jesus said, in  Luke 4, verse 8;  “..It is written;  You shall worship the Lord thy God, and Him only, shall you serve.”  The bible isn’t silent about worshipping God.  “It is written;  You SHALL worship, the Lord thy God..”   And it’s also written, in  John 4:24;  “God is Spirit, an those who worship Him, MUST worship in…

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For You Are Not Under Law, But Under Grace

November 17, 2019

    Romans 6, Verse 14   A verse that causes some confusion, is  Romans 6:14,  which says;  “For sin shall not have dominion over you;  For you are not under law, but under grace.”  Obviously “law” and “grace” are being contrasted here;  But there are two specific things, concerning “law” and “grace”, which are being addressed, and we need to understand what those two things are.   The two…

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God’s Everlasting Covenants – Part 1

November 16, 2019

An Everlasting Covenant   Today I want to talk about the subject, of what the bible calls, an “everlasting covenant”.  The bible uses the phrase “everlasting covenant”, fifteen times, in the King James Version.  That phrase is used fourteen times in the old testament, and once in the new testament.  But the phrase doesn’t always refer to the same covenant.  That phrase is actually used in reference to four different…

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God’s Everlasting Covenants – Part 2

November 16, 2019

      God’s Covenants With Man   You’ll probably remember from last week, how I said that the bible uses the phrase “everlasting covenant”, in regards to four different covenants that He has made with man.  The first one was the covenant of the rainbow in the sky, and God’s promise to never again destroy the world with a flood of water.  That’s from  Genesis 9, 11 thru 17….

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The Silence Of The Scriptures – Part 1, The Lord’s Supper

November 13, 2019

      Does Silence Mean Liberty, or Constraint ?   There’s a lot of debate concerning the “silence of the scriptures”.  Some people say that what the bible is silent about, we have the freedom of choice over.  Others say that what the bible is silent about, is forbidden to us.  So, what’s the truth?  Well, in reality, both beliefs are correct.  So how could they both be correct,…

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Making Bible Study Fun

November 7, 2019

        Do You Think Bible Study Should Be Fun?     Here’s a question for you;  Do you think that bible study should be fun?  I do.  When we try to teach the bible to little children, it’s pretty much accepted, that you’ve got to find a way to make it fun for them.  Otherwise, they wouldn’t be interested, right?  Bible study would be completely boring for…

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