What Church Should I Join ?

July 27, 2019

      Help Me Choose A Church   Here’s a question that someone posted on Facebook last week..  I have a friend, a single older lady, who just moved here from Iowa, and she’s looking for a church to join.  She’s used to a not so large church.  What church do you go to, and what do you like best about it? Now, the last time I checked, there…

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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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The Works Of The Word Of God

May 26, 2019

    The Works of the Word   I want us to consider six separate, but related works, that the Word of God has accomplished, and continues to accomplish, and will accomplish. First, the Word of God has created life, as we know it.   Second, the Word of God creates faith in God the creator.  Third, the Word of God became the sacrifice for the sins of the world. …

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A Comprehensive Study Of The Holy Spirit Of God – Part 3

March 23, 2019

    Who Raised Jesus From the Dead?   Who raised Jesus from the dead?  The SPIRIT did!  The Holy Spirit of God raised Jesus from the dead!  God raised Jesus, through the power of His Holy Spirit, who specifically accomplishes the will of God.  And that very same Spirit will also raise us, from being dead in sin, IF we allow that Spirit to dwell in us.  So then,…

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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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Becoming A Christian

March 4, 2019

  The Forgiveness of Sins There is only one purpose for seeking to have your sins forgiven, and that one purpose is so that you can receive the promise from God, of spending eternity in heaven, and avoid spending eternity in hell.  If you don’t believe in heaven and hell, then there is no reason to seek to have your sins forgiven.  As a matter of fact, a person who…

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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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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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How Do You Perceive The Church ?

December 10, 2018

        Perception:  A way of Understanding;  A Mental Impression   I’d like you to think about the way you perceive things.  The way that I perceive something, isn’t always the way you perceive the same thing.  Sometimes our perception varies, and sometimes we have a wrong perception of things.   Our perception of a given thing, is based on our understanding of that thing.  And usually our…

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Is It A Sin To Miss The Worship Assembly ?

December 9, 2018

“On The First Day of the Week When We Gathered Together..” This article is for every Christian who has ever wondered about the question;  Is it a sin to miss just one, first day of the week, worship assembly of the church?  The answer to that question depends upon the reason, for missing one worship assembly.  No one is immune from sickness, and so it’s obvious that at some time…

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The “Grafting In” Of The Gentiles

December 1, 2018

    The Cultivated Tree, and the Wild Tree   The apostle Paul was writing to gentile Christians, in the book of Romans.  And he said in  chapter 11, verse 24;  “For if you were cut off from what is by nature, a wild olive tree, and were grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more shall these who are the natural branches, be grafted into…

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How Does God Communicate With Us ? – Part 3

November 20, 2018

          God Communicates the Good News to Man   The last book of our old testament bible is Malachi.  But we don’t know for sure if Malachi was the last prophet of Israel that God spoke to or not.  I’ve read that the Jewish Talmud claims that the last three prophets that god spoke to, were Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.  But we don’t know which one…

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How Does God Communicate With Us ? – Part 1

November 4, 2018

    Does God Speak To Us?   The first time ever recorded, that God communicated with man, was in  Genesis 2, verse 16.  It says there;  “And the Lord God commanded the man saying;  From any tree of the garden you may eat freely..”  And the next verse says;  “But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat.  For in the day that…

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The Vine And The Branches

October 21, 2018

    Scripture Reading;  John 15:1 thru 11   Our newspaper article this week is going to be about that parable of the vine and the branches.  And so I thought we all should review that lesson from Jesus.  Jesus began His lesson with these words;  “I am the Vine, the True..”  In other words, “I am the true vine..”  In this little analogy, it’s the vine, that gives life…

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Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 4, The Law Of Moses

October 14, 2018

  The Covenant of the Law of Moses   In our previous lesson, we learned that three of the laws which were a part of the law of Moses, and which governed Israel, were all given separately, prior to the ten commandments, and prior to the rest of the old covenant law.  But yet, they’re all a part of the old covenant law of Moses. Here’s the three laws that…

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Is Your Body A Temple ?

September 2, 2018

    Does the Spirit of God Dwell in You?   Turn to  1 Corinthians chapter 6  if you would.   Verse 19  says;  “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit in you, which you have from God, and you are not your own?”    “The holy Spirit, in you..”  The KJV adds the word “which”;  “The holy Spirit which is in…

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The Least In The Kingdom Of Heaven

July 31, 2018

        Are You One of the Least?   Have you ever felt insignificant?  Like maybe you’re not as important, or as valuable as other people?  If you have ever felt like that, don’t!  Don’t ever feel like that.  Because there’s no one, more valuable than you.  Do you know why Jesus said, in  Luke 15:7;  “..there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents,…

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How Shall We Escape ?

July 18, 2018

  Will you escape?  That’s the question.   Hebrews 2, verse 3  asks us the question;  “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation?”   We need to escape the condition, of eternal torment and suffering, that the bible calls hell!  But how are we going to escape hell, if we neglect the salvation that God has offered us?  You tell me, How are we gonna do…

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