The Poor And Meek In Spirit

May 18, 2019

    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

May 18, 2019

    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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Hungering For The Fatness Of God

May 4, 2019

            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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Bible Translations And Doctrines Of Men

April 13, 2019

    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

April 12, 2019

    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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Neither Could They Blush

March 28, 2019

        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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Stop And Smell The Roses

March 23, 2019

            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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Sir, We Would See Jesus

March 9, 2019

    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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Proving Truth And Fraud Through Tongue Speaking

March 2, 2019

          The Gift of Tongues The new testament records instances, of various people speaking in tongues.  “Tongues” means “languages”.  And when people spoke in these languages which they had never been taught, it was a sign from God, that the person speaking in these languages, was speaking God’s word.  In other words, they were speaking the truth!  And their ability to speak in tongues, was proof,…

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Now That You’re A Christian

February 26, 2019

Now That You’re A Christian, Now what? The apostle Paul wrote, in  Galatians 2, verse 20;  “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.  And the life that I live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.”    When you become a Christian, there needs…

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Karma, Luck, or God; Where Have You Put Your Faith ?

February 16, 2019

    Karma.. I hear a lot of people talking about Karma these days.   They say, what goes around, comes around;  In other words, someday you’re going to get treated the same way you treat other.  People say;  I don’t worry about getting revenge, I just let Karma take it’s course.  But that’s really not what the notion of Karma originally refers to. Karma has it’s origin in Hinduism. …

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The Significance Of The First Day Of The Week – Part 1

February 15, 2019

  Are Christians Expected to Gather Together for Worship? It is common for Christians to assemble together on the first day of the week to worship God.  We’re instructed to come together for worship, and in the bible, we’re given the example of first century Christians coming together for worship.  The entire fourteenth chapter of  1 Corinthians  deals with the subject of coming together for worship.   Verse 19  says; …

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You Can Take the Boy Out Of The Country…

February 9, 2019

    But You Can’t Take The Country Out Of The Boy You’ve heard that saying haven’t you?  “You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.”   You can change that around, and you could say;  You can take the boy out of the city, or you can take the girl out of the city, or you can take…

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Out Of Egypt

February 2, 2019

    Israel Comes Out Of Egypt   Israel was in bondage.  They were slaves in a foreign land.  Even though none of the Israelites who were brought up out of Egypt, had ever lived anywhere else, Egypt was not their home.  There was a land that they had never seen, and that land was their true home.  I’m sure that they had heard about it, but none of them…

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Edification Or Gratification ?

January 19, 2019

      Do You attend Worship to be Edified, or to be Gratified?   I think a lot of people attend worship for the wrong reasons.  First of all, our worship is something that we are giving God.  It’s not something we’re supposed to be giving to ourselves.  Jesus reminds us in  Luke 4, verse 8,  that “It is written;  You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve…

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O Worship The King !

January 17, 2019

    It Feels Good To Worship God!   Some things just make us happy, don’t they?  And for a Christian, it should make us happy, to worship God.   If you love God, why wouldn’t you be glad to worship Him?  Why wouldn’t it feel good to pray to Him?  Why wouldn’t it feel good to be with God?  Of course, we don’t have to be in a worship…

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Are You Crucified With Christ ?

January 13, 2019

    Crucified With Christ   The apostle Paul wrote, in  Galatians 2, verse 20;  “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.  And the life that I live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.”   Can you say that about yourself?  Can you…

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The Peril Of Unbelief

January 5, 2019

      The Peril of Unbelief   Unbelief might be the most dangerous thing there is.  Hebrews 3, verses 12 and 13  speak of the peril of unbelief.  Here’s what it says;  “Take care brethren, lest there should be in any one of you, an evil unbelieving heart, in falling away from the living God.  But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is called today,…

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Sing And Be Happy Today !

December 25, 2018

        Your First Day In Heaven   If  you’re a Christian, there’s not one reason that you shouldn’t sing and be happy, today, and every day!   The promise of eternal life in heaven with God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, should override every care and concern that we might have in this life.  Just look at the unspeakable joy on the face of the…

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How Can We Truly Serve God ?

December 22, 2018

    Does God Need to be Served?   Acts 17, verses 24 & 25  tell us;  “The God who made the world, and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.  Neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all, life and breath and all things.”   God…

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