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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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 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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Separated Unto The Gospel

October 17, 2019

      Separated Unto the Gospel of God   The apostle Paul wrote, in  Romans 1, verse 1;  “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.”  You too, are called by God.  Not called to be an apostle, but to be a Christian.  And just like Paul, you are “separated unto the gospel”.   As a Christian, you are called…

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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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