Are You A Friend ?

June 8, 2019

    A Familiar Verse   A verse that most people are very familiar with is  John 15, verse 13.   In this verse, Jesus tells us something about love, and about friends;  “Greater love has no one, than this;  That one should lay down his life, for his friends.”  In the next verse, Jesus says;  “You are My friends, if you do what I command.”   And of course,…

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Calling On The Name Of The Lord

June 1, 2019

      A Religious “Tract”   A friend of mine found a little religious tract the other day, and he showed it to me, and here’s part of what it said;  One day John’s friend stopped him..  “John, I’ve got some good news for you!  “Really?”  John said.  “Yes, the bible tells us that heaven can be our home, since Jesus Christ died for our sins!  “That is good…

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Two Books Of Life

May 26, 2019

    The Book of Life   You’ve heard about the book of life, haven’t you?  Most people have, if they’re at all familiar with the bible.  It’s spoken about in the old testament, and it’s spoken about in the new testament. In  Exodus 32, verse 32,  Moses speaks these words to God;  “And yet now, if You would, forgive their sins;  But if not, blot me I pray, out…

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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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Blasphemy Of The Holy Spirit

May 9, 2019

      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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Spiritual Conditions – Part 2

April 27, 2019

    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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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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The Significance Of The First Day Of The Week – Part 4; Giving

March 17, 2019

          Abiding In Christ In our previous lesson, we considered the worship act of partaking of the Lord’s supper on the first day of the week.  The first day of the week is the only day mentioned in scripture, as the day when Christians engaged in this worship act.  Since we’re told in  2 John, verse 9,  to “abide in the teaching of Christ”, and to…

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The Various Aspects Of Giving

March 16, 2019

          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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The Significance Of The First Day Of the Week – Part 3, Other Days

March 9, 2019

      Other Days Of The Week Let’s deal with the question of whether or not it’s acceptable to God, to partake of the Lord’s supper, on a day other than the first day of the week?  In our previous lesson, we saw clearly from the bible, that God has instructed us, through command and example, to come together on the first day of the week, for the purpose…

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The Significance Of the First Day Of The Week – Part 2; Misc Questions

February 25, 2019

      “Breaking Bread”, The Lord’s Supper, and a Common Meal Now, concerning  Acts 20, verse 11;  We’ve already talked about how the phrase “breaking bread” is used in this verse, as well as in  verse 7.   And we talked about how, in  verse 7,  that phrase refers to partaking of the Lord’s supper, in a worship assembly, but how in  verse 11,  it simply refers to sharing…

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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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Understanding Christian Unity

January 13, 2019

    God’s Word Calls For Unity   We should all be familiar with  1 Corinthians 1, verse 10,  but let me read it to you;  “Now I exhort you brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and there be no divisions among you, but you be perfectly joined together, in the same mind, and in the same judgment.”   I…

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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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Why Is The Bible So Hard To Understand ?

January 6, 2019

      Do You Think The Bible Is Hard To Understand?   Do you think that the bible is hard to understand?  I believe that most people think it is.  A man recently commented to me and said; “If God is so omnipotent, then why couldn’t He give us a book that everyone could understand?  That’s a good question.  Why couldn’t God have given us a book that was…

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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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What Does God Imply, And What Do We Infer ?

December 29, 2018

    The Scriptures Have Implications   Many times, when we say things, we also imply more than is said.  For instance, if I were to ask you; “Will you take me to lunch today?  I’m implying, will you pay for lunch today.  And as we read the bible, many things that the bible says, have implications.  But a lot of times, our minds aren’t always on the same track,…

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